Pakistani-born Zahid Qureshi, a New Jersey district court judge becomes the first Muslim to hold the post of a federal judge in the history of the United States.
US President Biden nominated Zahid Qureshi as a judge in April last year which have been approved by the Senate with 81 votes.Zahid Qureshi, a graduate of John J. College of Criminal Justice, graduated from Rutgers Law School with a degree in JD (Juris Doctor) and has been a military prosecutor in the US military for some time.
Zahid Qureshi’s father, Dr. Nisar Qureshi, moved to New York from Gujranwala, Pakistan, in the late 1960s. Until his death in April 2020, Dr. Nisar remained associated with the medical field in the New York city.