A Case Study Of Mr. Muhammad Zahir Khan General Manager

The Success Formula

Hailing from an impoverished town Chitral of the country comes with numerous challenges especially acquiring quality education and getting a desired job. But determination and self-belief is what it takes to surmount these obstacles and this recipe helped me creating my own success story.

I was born on January 12, 1973 in a small village of District Chitral, namely Seen Lasht. The small village houses mere 180 people. We are six brothers including me and a sister. My father was grade-IV government servant in Chitral. He was not educated, but he never fell short in ensuring quality education to his children.

I received my primary education from government middle school of my native village. Later I got admission in high school Chitral which was 10 kilometres away from my village, therefore I had to go to school by foot daily and it continued for four years. I did I.Com (Intermediate in Commerce) from government commerce college, Chitral.

Later I started teaching at a private school of the area and I served my responsibilities as a teacher for five years. Then I decided to resume my education. I came from Chitral to Karachi in October 1998 and got admission in B. Com in Government Islamia College Karachi. Besides studies, I continued working for different private companies for livelihood.

After completing B.Com I started my career from a chartered accountant company. It was May 6, 2005 when I joined HANDS as an accountant at their head office. After two years on May 31, 2007 I was promoted to Manager Finance. During this tenure I managed several projects related to national and international donors. I have been awarded three ‘best performance awards’ in recognition of my services at the organisation.

On January 2010, I was promoted from Manager Finance to Senior Manager Finance to lead the reporting unit of the department. It was tenure of my new post during which I was honoured with best performance awards twice. On August 20, 2015 I was again promoted as Acting GM Finance, and I am continuing at the same slot from July, 2016 till date.

I am thankful to the Almighty Allah that he provided me opportunity to work in an organization like HANDS to prove my abilities. I found HANDS as the organization that helped my build my career. At the start of my career there were only three to four projects with limited.