Rukhsana Shah retired as Federal Secretary, Ministry of Textile Industry after 35 years in government service. In 2015, she set up the Autism Welfare Trust in Lahore, with an office in Karachi, to create awareness about Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities in Pakistan, and to train parents and teachers of special and mainstream schools in the management of these disabilities.
From January 2016, she served as a nominee director of the Ministry of Finance on the Board of First Women Bank Limited for three years. At present, she is an independent director of Suzuki Motor Company in Pakistan. She completed her Directors’ Training Programme in December 2017 from LUMS.
She is a member of the Child Care Commission set up by the Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, and is on various government and civil society committees relating to Inclusive Education and Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Rukhsana Shah also writes for Dawn on social and human rights issues.