DHAKA: The first and only female justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Nazmun Ara Sultana is going to retirement on Thursday (July 06).
According to the SC website, Nazmun Ara Sultana’s retirement date is July 07. But she will go to the retirement on July 06, as July 07 is Friday.
Nazmun Ara Sultana became the first woman in Bangladesh to serve as head of an Appellate Division bench in Supreme Court, the apex court that gives a final verdict in the country’s judicial system.
Nazmun Ara Sultana was born in Moulvibazar on July 8 in 1950. She is daughter of Abul Kashem Moinuddin.
She passed SSC in 1965 from Mymensingh Vidyamoyee Government Girls High School, HSC in 1967 from Mymensingh Muminunnesa Women’s College, and BSC in 1969 from Mymensing Anandamohon College.
She also passed LLB in 1972 from Momenshahi Law College in Mymensingh. Later she started her career at Mymensingh district court as lawyer.
In 1975, she passed Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) and joined as sub judge. She was appointed as additional justice in High Court on May 28 in 2000. She was later appointed as permanent judge.
She took oath as a first female justice of Appellate Division on February 23 in 2011.
BDST: 2040 HRS, JULY 04, 2017