G-B’s first female judge, Amna Zamir- a role model for women

Amna Zamir is a resident of the Hunza Valley. She completed her LLB from international Islamic University Islamabad in 2004. She went on clinch the top spot in the federal public service commission (FPSC) competitive examinations in 2006. She was then appointed as a civil judge in G-B Judiciary.

Despite being part of a male dominated  judiciary and legal community, Zamir  made her presence felt as she quickly decided hundreds of cases which had been pending for a long time.

She travelled to England in 2009 after winning the Chevening scholarship from British Council and completed her LLM in Human Rights Law.

“She is a highly competent judge and I must say she has elevated the stature of the judiciary,” said another lawyer Shakeel Ahmed.

According to court officials, Zamir has been discharging an average of 100 cases per month including civil, criminal and family cases.

Having made her mark in the court, Zamir recently received an award as a top performing British alumni.

British High Commissioner Tom Drew gave her the UK Alumni Award last week for being an outstanding individual.

The Study UK Alumni Awards recognise the outstanding achievements made by UK alumni and celebrate the impact and value of a UK higher education.

According to the British Council, after completing her post-graduate studies from the UK, Zamir had been associated with various civil society organisations which offer free legal aid and advice to those who cannot afford to seek quality legal services.

More power to Zamir and many like her!