Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- The law ministry issued the circular on her appointment on Sunday.

As the NHRC chairman, she will get facilities equivalent to an Appellate Division judge.

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury is the chief of the committee that chooses NHRC chairman and members.

The government goes by the committee's recommendation to make the appointments.

Born in 1960 at Munshiganj, Nasima did her Bachelor's and Master's from Dhaka University's Islamic history and culture department.

She joined Bangladesh Civil Service in 1983 as assistant commissioner and magistrate.

She was promoted to deputy secretary at the Liberation War affairs ministry in 2003. She also served at the Local Government Division and Ministry of Public Administra...