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RTI: Supreme Court Staff Only 7% Female

Supreme Court Staff Demographics Show Lack of Gender and Disability Diversity

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has released demographic information about its staff, revealing a lack of gender and disability diversity. Of the 687 staff members, only 45 are women and two have disabilities. This information was released in response to a petition under the Right of Access to Information Act 2017 and Article 19-A of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court currently has 894 sanctioned positions, but 207 of these are vacant. As of September 25, 687 employees were actively working, of which 146 are contingent employees. Since January 2017, 84 new positions have been created.

Of the 45 women working in the Supreme Court, 33 hold regular positions and 12 are contingent employees. There are only two individuals with disabilities employed in BS-12 and BS-4 positions, and two transgender individuals employed in BS-2 positions. The position of Director General of the Human Rights cell is also vacant.

There are currently 139 naib qasids and 79 drivers employed in the Supreme Court, out of a total of 149 sanctioned positions. Additionally, 37 individuals are currently serving as qasids out of the 40 available positions. The Supreme Court has 17 judges, of which 15 are currently serving.

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