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.