SABAH Pakistan annual meeting held
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