SABAH Pak­istan an­nual meet­ing held

The Pak Banker - - National -

KARACHI: SAARC Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion for Home based work­ers (Sabah Pak­istan) held its first An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing in Is­lam­abad. The meet­ing was at­tended by a wide sec­tion of the so­ci­ety in­clud­ing Mr. Hasan Wazir (Di­rec­tor SAARC)-Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, Mr. Mustafain Kazmi (Joint Sec.) Min­istry of Labour and Man­power, Mr. Iqbal Zaidi (Di­rec­tor Gen­eral) EOBI, along with SABAH's board of di­rec­tors in­clud­ing Sam­ina Khan (Chair­per­son) and Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Sungi Foun­da­tion.

The first AGM of Sabah sym­bol­izes the or­ga­ni­za­tion's suc­cess in bring­ing to­gether skilled home based work­ers from across Pak­istan for their eco­nomic and so­cial em­pow­er­ment.

Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Mr. Saad A. Khan and The Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of SABAH Pak­istan Ms. Nuzhat Tabas­sum shared the progress re­port and au­dited ac­counts of the or­ga­ni­za­tion with its mem­bers and guests present at the AGM.

Out of the 382 mem­bers, the AGM was at­tended by ap­prox­i­mately 200 mem­bers who trav­elled from Khair­pur, Quetta, Ba­hawalpur, Tharparkar, Man­shera, Haripur, Sukkur and Ab­b­otabad. These home-based work­ers rep­re­sent the unique tra­di­tional em­broi­dery skills of their re­spec­tive re­gions and their com­mit­ment to­wards their own em­pow­er­ment in part­ner­ship with SABAH Pak­istan. One of the pri­mary ob­jec­tives of SABAH Pak­istan is to uti­lize these skills and de­velop a prod­uct line for re­tail pur­poses in or­der to pro­vide reg­u­lar in­come to the home-based work­ers ac­cord­ing to the Fair Trade Act.

An­other key high­light of the event was sign­ing of the MoU with Mr. Afaq Ahmed Ti­wana - Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Farm­ers As­so­ci­ate Pak­istan and Ms. Sam­ina Khan, Chair­per­son of SABAH Pak­istan. As per the MoU, Farm­ers As­so­ci­ate of Pak­istan will work in con­junc­tion with SABAH Pak­istan to pro­vide free ru­ral land to SABAH Pak­istan for set­ting up pro­duc­tion cen­tres to help the home based work­ers in their com­mu­ni­ties. -Pr

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