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WEF selects Pakistan's MP Maleeka Bokhari as 'Young Global Leader' for five years


Maleeka Bokhari speaks during a press conference in Islamabad. Twitter photo

Tariq Butt, Correspondent

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.


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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.

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