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Mirza Nasir ud Din Mashhood Ahmad is a seasoned civil servant having commenced his illustrious career in the Civil Service in 1991. Currently serving as a 22 Grade Officer in the Secretariat Group, he holds the pivotal position of Director General at the National Commission for Human Development since July 25, 2023.

Mirza Nasir has demonstrated his expertise and dedication through various high-profile roles, including Special Secretary at the Health Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, and the Establishment Division.

Mirza Nasir ud Din Mashhood Ahmad's career is marked by an unwavering commitment to human rights, reflecting over two decades of dedicated service in the capacity of a human rights activist. Notably, he spent approximately three years as the Secretary of the National Commission for Human Rights of Pakistan, where he played a crucial role in championing the cause of human rights. His extensive experience in this domain attests to his deep understanding of the complexities and challenges associated with safeguarding and promoting human rights. Mirza Nasir's passion for human rights advocacy is further underscored by his role as Director (Investigation) for six years at the Federal Ombudsman and his tenure as Deputy Director (Human Rights) for nince years at the Regional Directorate of Human Rights in Peshawar.

His academic prowess is reflected in his academic background, holding an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, UK, where he was a British Council Chevening Scholar  Through these roles, he actively contributed to the protection and advancement of human rights, showcasing a profound dedication to creating a just and equitable society. Mirza Nasir's multifaceted career not only emphasizes his administrative acumen but also underscores his tireless efforts towards the betterment of human rights in Pakistan.

Mirza Nasir's extensive portfolio also encompasses responsibilities in heritage preservation, arts, and culture, where he served as Joint Secretary (Heritage) at the Ministry of National Heritage. He is M.A in International Relations from the University of Peshawar. Mirza Nasir's multifaceted career showcases a profound commitment to public service and a keen interest in human rights, governance, and cultural heritage.

The further details of his career are illustrated below;

1. Director General, National Commission for Human Development (July 25, 2023 till date)

2. Special Secretary, Health Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Islamabad. (2022-2023)

3. Special Secretary, Establishment Division (2022)

4. Additional Secretary, Establishment Division (2021-2022)

5. Secretary, National Commission for Human Rights of Pakistan, M/O Law, Human right (2017-2020)

6. Joint Secretary (Heritage), M/O National Heritage (2012-2017)

  • Chairman, Central Board of Film Censors
  • Director General, Pakistan national Council of the Art
  • Director General, Urdu Science Board
  • Board Member, OIC International Research Centre for Islamic Art and Culture, Turkey (IRCICA)

7. Director (Investigation), Federal Ombudsman (2006-2012)

8. Deputy Director (Human Rights), Regional Directorate of Human Rights, Peshawar, M/o Law, Justice and human Rights (1997 – 2006)

9. Section Officer (External Finance), Ministry of Finance (1992-1997)

Education:

  1. LLM, International Human Rights Law, University of Essex, UK as a British Council Chevening Scholar (2003-2004)

M.A International Relations , University of Peshawar (1987-1990)