October 22, 2020


An Interview with Ms. Ammara Aamer Khattak,  Additional Director, Pakistan Civil Services Academy, Lahore

In this interview, Dr. Saira Yamin speaks to Ms. Ammara Khattak, a distinguished alumna of DKI APCSS who attended the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 15-1). Ms. Khattak is a senior Pakistan civil servant who has broken the glass ceiling many times. She is the first woman to have served in the prestigious position of Deputy Commissioner in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as the Director Relief and Operations managing refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP) at Jalozai camp – the largest and oldest refugee camp in Pakistan – built after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.  Ms. Khattak has also held an appointment as a Special Judicial Magistrate in interior Sindh province.  She has served in many remote and underdeveloped parts of her country, in positions of authority, in predominantly male institutional environments.

The full video podcast interview is available at this link.

Published: October 22, 2020

Category: Conversations

Volume: 21 - 2020

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