Nargis Sethi (Urdu: نرگس سیٹھی) is a retired Pakistani civil service officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service who served in BPS-22 grade as the Cabinet Secretary of Pakistan and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Other heavyweight assignments held by Sethi include Secretary for Water and Power, Secretary for Economic Affairs and Defence Secretary of Pakistan.
Sethi was promoted to the rank of Federal Secretary by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in October 2010. After her retirement from the civil services, she was appointed as member of the Federal Public Service Commission.
Sethi holds post-graduate degrees in international relations from Karachi University, defence studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, and a Master of Science in Development Administration from a university in the United States.
Sethi is married to Saleem Sethi who is also a retired senior civil service officer.
She was the first woman in the country's history to be posted as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.
Awards and recognition
- Nasir Mahmood Khosa
- Jawad Rafique Malik
- Rizwan Ahmed
- Tariq Bajwa
- Rabiya Javeri Agha
- Fawad Hassan Fawad
- Syed Abu Ahmad Akif
- Tasneem Noorani
- Nargis Sethi calls it a day Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 18 October 2014, Retrieved 5 July 2018
- Ghumman, Khawar (2 June 2014). "Nargis Sethi takes 'power'". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- Editorial, Reuters. "Officer Profile - Quotes - Reuters.co.in". IN. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- President announces 185 civilian awards The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 15 August 2011, Retrieved 5 July 2018
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