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Five Sisters from KP Set a New Record in CSS Final Examination 2019

Women empowerment in Pakistan means that more women are challenging the stereotypes, contributing more and more in the country’s progress.

Women in Pakistan are creating history, breaking barriers, and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with men in all fields. Whether its sports, medicine, civil services, or any other profession, women have demonstrated great strength by overcoming bias and discrimination in a male-dominated society.

The youngest of Sher sisters, Zoha Malik Sher, has also cleared the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination, marking the first time in history that five sisters have all become bureaucrats. In the recently announced CSS 2019 result, Zoha joined her sisters, Laila, Shireen, Sassi, and Marvi Malik Sher to set a rare record. Zoha is an IR graduate from National Defence University.


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Hailing from Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Sher sisters were encouraged by their father, Malik Rafiq Awan, who is a retired WAPDA officer, since their childhoods. Malik Rafiq has expressed his joy over the success of her daughters, adding that there was a time when his relatives were sorrowed over Zoha’s birth.

Mother Khursheed Begum is also ecstatic on Zoha’s induction into the elite civil services. The parents have said that they never regretted the birth of their 5th daughter.

Here’s a history of when the Sher sisters passed their CSS exams and where they have been allocated:

  • Laila Malik Sher (2008) – Deputy Commissioner at the Board of Revenue in Karachi
  • Shireen Malik Sher (2010) – Director of the National Highway Authority in Islamabad
  • Sassi Malik Sher (2017) – Deputy Executive CEO Chaklala Cantonment, Rawalpindi
  • Marvi Malik Sher (2017) – Additional Assistant Commissioner Abbottabad
  • Zoha Malik Sher (2019)

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