Maleeka Bokhari speaks during a press conference in Islamabad. Twitter photo
Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of the National Assembly and Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Barrister Maleeka Bokhari has been selected as the World Economic Forum (WEF) ‘Young Global Leader’ for five years.
The Young Global Leaders of WEF are a dynamic community of more than 1,400 members from 120 countries. The main aim of the leadership is to drive positive change in the world through vision, courage and influence.
For 15 years young leaders have served their communities, launched ground-breaking initiatives, expanded access to resources, and shook up traditional ways of doing business.
Bokhari is currently serving as Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Law and Justice in Pakistan and responsible for the legislative business in parliament.
She is at the forefront of the government’s law reform agenda and part of the legal team drafting the action plan for women in the justice system. In addition, she is currently drafting various pieces of legislation with Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem.
Bokhari is a barrister with over 10 years of professional legal experience in the United Kingdom and Pakistan. She obtained her LLB Hons in 2007, and was awarded the Helena Kennedy QC Scholarship award for her academic achievements. She completed the Bar Vocational Course and was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Queen Mother Scholar thereafter.
The Queen Mother Scholarship is awarded by Middle Temple Inns of Court in the UK to 20 students each year in recognition of their outstanding academic/professional achievements.
She is currently admitted as an advocate of high courts in Pakistan. She has undertaken work in all major facets of civil legal practice. Her professional legal experience includes representing multinational corporations, financial institutions, non-profit organisations, local companies and government entities, and has provided legal advice on complex commercial contracts, joint ventures, and labour laws.Bokhari is passionate about law reform and gender equality and moved from the UK to use her professional experience to contribute to the development of Pakistan. She is the only representative from Pakistan, chosen as a Young Global Leader in the year 2021.
Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), which translates into Pakistan Movement for Justice, has 12 seats in the Senate, and the two main opposition parties Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) have 12 and 25 seats each.
In a tweet on Sunday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz said the prime minister will receive phone calls from general public at 4pm tomorrow. General public can contact the prime minister by dialing 051-9210809 to directly talk to Imran Khan.
No one is above the law. The country’s law is supreme. There is no other way for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf other than to face the foreign funding case. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf should prove in front of law that the party is innocent and all the allegations levelled against them are baseless and wrong, (“ECP orders daily hearing in PTI’s foreign funding case,” Nov.22, Gulf Today).
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has expected the weather on Friday to be fair to partly cloudy and hazy at times during daytime, with a chance of some convective clouds formation by afternoon eastward.
The first regular flight from Lahore to Dubai is due late on Thursday night while many passengers and their relatives took to social media to highlight the unavailability of rapid test facilities for the passengers at major airports in Pakistan.
The Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority (ICA) on Thursday reviewed the features and advantages of the second generation of the Emirates ID that go in line with the concept of overall digital transformation in the UAE.
Passengers travelling from countries where flights had been banned were allowed to transit through UAE airports from Aug.5 as long as they present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.