EFEIslamabad

Justice Ayesha Malik took oath on Monday as Pakistan's first Supreme Court female judge in the conservative country amid criticism from bar associations.

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed administered oath to Justice Ayesha in a live TV broadcast.

Justice Malik, No.4 on the seniority list, was a judge of the Lahore High Court and will sit on the bench alongside 16 male colleagues at the highest court. EFE