Amna Zamir: G-B’s first feminine choose

Standing exterior a courtroom in Gilgit, a prosecutor takes a minute to first alter his tie. Glancing at his watch, he checks to ensure that he’s dressed in accordance with the official gown code earlier than getting into the courtroom.
A lawyer standing subsequent to him counts the paperwork in his file to make sure each paper associated to the case is current.
It is a widespread website earlier than proceedings start within the courtroom of Amna Zamir, a senior Civil Decide in Gahkuch, Ghizer valley in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B).
The primary feminine choose of G-B, Zamir is understood for her strictness in upholding decorum within the courtroom. “There have been days I bear in mind when nobody, particularly cops, would take her courtroom significantly,” recounts a lawyer.
“This was primarily as a result of she was a girl. However then, her choices and judgments quickly set issues proper,” he added, concerning the choose whose occupation elevated the standing of ladies within the male dominant society of G-B.
A resident of the Hunza valley, Zamir did full her LLB from Worldwide Islamic College Islamabad in 2004. She went on clinch the highest spot within the federal public service fee (FPSC) aggressive examinations in 2006. She was then appointed as a civil choose in G-B Judiciary.
Regardless of resistance from the male-dominated judiciary and authorized group, Zamir quickly made her mark as she shortly determined a whole lot of instances which had been pending for a very long time. Her exhausting work noticed her work as an assistant registrar in Gilgit’s Chief Court docket.
In 2009, she travelled to England after profitable the Chevening scholarship from British Council and accomplished her LLM in Human Rights Regulation.
“She is a extremely competent choose and I have to say she has elevated the stature of the judiciary,” stated one other lawyer Shakeel Ahmed.
In response to courtroom officers, Zamir has been discharging a mean of 100 instances monthly together with civil, legal and household instances.
Having made her mark within the courtroom, Zamir not too long ago obtained an award as a high performing British alumni.
British Excessive Commissioner Tom Drew gave her the UK Alumni Award final week for being an impressive particular person.
Included within the skilled class, Zamir was one of many three finalists introduced the award. The three finalists had been reportedly chosen from over 100 candidates.
The Research UK Alumni Awards recognise the excellent achievements made by UK alumni and rejoice the impression and worth of a UK larger training.
In response to the British Council, after finishing her post-graduate research from the UK, Zamir had been related to numerous civil society organisations which provide free authorized assist and recommendation to those that can not afford to hunt high quality authorized companies.

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