Mr. Afzal Latif , Federal Secretary for Ministry of Human Rights


MA (Governance & Development), University of Sussex, UK

BSc (Eng) (Polymer Science & Engineering), Queen Mary

College, University of London, UK    


Afzal is a career civil servant who joined the Government of Pakistan in 1990. He has the experience of serving at senior policy implementation and policy making positions in the Government of Pakistan and in the provincial Governments of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. He served as Secretary in Industries & Production Division and Establishment Division before assuming his responsibilities as Secretary Human Rights Division. He has worked closely with donors such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Asian Development Bank, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

His areas of interest include Institutional Development and Civil Service Reform. Some of his selected publications are:


  1. Governance (Cyan, Latif). Background Paper for the Northern Area Strategy for Sustainable Development, 2003, IUCN Pakistan.
  2. Northern Areas Strategy for Sustainable Development, 2003. compiled by Tariq Z. Khan, Musharraf R. Cyan, Irfan Tariq and Afzal Latif, finalized and edited by Scott Perkin, IUCN Pakistan.
  3. A Whole New Playing Field or a Whole New Game?, 2005. Geoghegan, Tighe and Latif, Afzal, Sic, et al. Institute of Development Studies Student Bulletin, November 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2.


9th Floor, Kohsar Block, Constitution Avenue, Secretary, Ministry of Human Rights, Islamabad, Pakistan

Phone: + (92-51)- 9216620
Fax: + (92-51) 9216621


Mr. Afzal Latif

Federal Secretary for Ministry of Human Rights