WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: Rabiya Javeri Agha, elected as first PAS female president

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For the first time in its history, the Pakistan Administrative Service Officers Association has unanimously chosen a female officer, Rabiya Javeri Agha, as its President.

Active president Younus Dagha proposed Agha’s name at an occasion held by the association at Islamabad Club on October 8.

Talking after her race, Rabiya requested that her fellow officers continue on towards national enthusiasm as the nation was going through testing times.

A senior female officer of the Pakistani government, Agha at present holds the post of administrative secretary for human rights. She entered the civil service in 1986 after graduating from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

Rabiya has held regarded positions in the government including director general, federal ombudsman, secretary local government board, and financial advisor to the Mayor of Karachi from 1998 to 2000.

She additionally assumed a necessary job in instituting free legal aid facilities and shelters throughout Sindh for underprivileged ladies while filling in as secretary of the ladies’ improvement division. Preceding this, she additionally filled in as secretary for the energy division, tourism office and special secretary to the Governor of Sindh.

During her time in the human rights service, Rabiya was in charge of proclamation of the National Commission on the Rights of the Child Bill 2017, the Hindu marriage Act 2017, the ICT Child Protection Bill and Juvenile Justice Ordinance System 2018. She has likewise has introduced and safeguarded five arrangement reports at the United Nations.

Before joining the bureaucracy, Rabiya worked as a journalist for a leading daily.

Media bites wish all good luck to Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha for this new challenging assignment.

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