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Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha

Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha

Ms Agha holds the senior-most civil service position in the government of Pakistan’s Administrative Service (BPS-22) and is one of the highest-ranking female officers. She is also the first female President of Pakistan Administrative Service, representing the civil service officers across all provinces and federally. Over her 35 years of experience she has held leadership roles in international human rights, energy, arts and culture, women development, sustainable tourism and as a Federal Ombudsman (judicator).

State Secretary
Government of Pakistan (Ministry of Human Rights)

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Ms Agha holds the senior-most civil service position in the government of Pakistan’s Administrative Service (BPS-22) and is one of the highest-ranking female officers. She is also the first female President of Pakistan Administrative Service, representing the civil service officers across all provinces and federally. Over her 35 years of experience she has held leadership roles in international human rights, energy, arts and culture, women development, sustainable tourism and as a Federal Ombudsman (judicator). Ms Agha was appointed Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Human Rights in Pakistan in January 2017. In this role, she leads a team of 1,500 colleagues across the country to promote the rights of women and girls, children, LGBT individuals, persons with disability, and aged persons. Ms Agha brings technical expertise in human resources management and transformational change programs, she currently serves on several boards of women development organizations. She began her career working in journalism, as the first woman on Dawn’s news desk and is a graduate of politics and literature from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts USA.

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