It is both overwhelming and exhilarating to humbly take my position as the Chief Executive of SPO at a profound milestone completion of a quarter of a century. I sincerely thank our Chairperson Mr. Javed Jabbar and the Board Members for their faith in me.
Our journey started in 1994 and here we are at 2023, an era that started from a challenging phase of global pandemic! This calls for new resolutions and new beginnings, the near future of SPO and how we position and prepare for the next 25 years and beyond, the last 28 years have been exemplary, strengthening us to a sound footing for the way forward.
First and foremost, I would like to thank each and every member of the SPO family – our donors, volunteers, supporters, and employees whose contribution and passion has evolved this organization into its present position.
SPO is committed to building a caring and respectful work culture for all — a culture that sets the bar high, as high as our mission to serve and support the citizens of our country. Nothing less than that is acceptable. To carry out this important work, we all need and deserve a healthy workplace that is caring and progressive, one driven by integrity, trust and accountability. These are the core values that we must all embody so we can continue to perform our work with commitment and dedication, every day. Our human resource is our strength, united we stand to serve the less fortunate and deserving, fulfilling each of our causes to our best ability, be it Social and Economic Development, Climate Change and Adaptation, Cultural heritage conservation and Tourism Promotion with the cross cutting themes of Human and gender and Digital Knowledge Transformation . Each of our causes make up an intricate tapestry of challenges, choices and opportunities that people encounter in their everyday lives.
SPO’s growth is tied directly to our principle of continuous improvement, we have embedded this culture into the very fabric of our organization which enables us to progress radically. We are advancing our mission to implement our programmes at a much faster pace.
I strongly believe in the importance of the empowerment of the citizens of Pakistan specially the youth and marginalized groups of our society. Our agenda aims to leave no one behind, which means we must reach those who are rarely seen or heard, who have no voice or group to speak on their behalf. The implementation of our goals must be underpinned by a strong and active civil society that includes the weak and the marginalized.
On a closing note, I would like to thank you for visiting our website and look forward to your support, with this zeal we move forward at SPO to our journey beyond.