Khalida Brohi
Founder/Executive Director

Coming from a small village in Balochistan part of Pakistan, Khalida Brohi often likes to refer to herself as the village girl at Large. Educated in Karachi but taken back to her tribal setups through unfortunate incidents Khalida chose to stand against the custom of Honor Killings at the age of 16 by launching various initiatives and recently establishing the setup of Sughar Empowerment Society.

Khalida’s believes that a society can be established where women are not killed for honor but are honored and given equal status! This belief has taken her so far as to bring innovative ways to engage women in learning processes, to mobilize tribal men to find result-based and collective strategies to fight centuries old customs and provide women the resources to grow wings.

With the successful take off of Sughar, Khalida plans for the next 10 years to change the lives of 1 million women in Pakistan. Khalida has been named among NewsWeeks 25 under 25 Women of Impact as well NewsWeeks list of 100 Women Who Matter in Pakistan , Awarded Woman of Impact Award by Women in the World Foundation and various other awards for her young leadership and determination.

Along with her roles as Social Entrepreneur and Activist, she is the sister of 8 siblings and a practicing Sufi.  

Mehvish Bashir:
Management Guru: 

At 22 Mehvish is a go-getter! Along with her beautiful voice, Mehvish possess qualities of a workaholic and the discipline of an army general. 

Driven by her passion to fight injustice against women in Pakistan as basically belonging from a rural background in Khairpur District of Sindh, Mehvish have always been involved in small ways to give back to her community. Finally joining Sughar in 2013 she declares that its time she fulfilled her dreams of women empowerment at a bigger level by contributing towards Sughar’s mission.

With her sharp skills of organizing and management, Mehvish determines task completion, roles distribution, accountability assurance and a bit of fun in everything around the office!

With her vibrant personality and shinning eyes she is already a family favorite at Sughar! And, as her role as the management Guru and breathing down the teams neck regularly, she makes sure she stays favorite!  ;) 


Kalsoom Niaz:
Community Expert

A true women rights activist at heart Kalsoom is all for community development! From her struggles to educate her little siblings in her small village in the outskirsts of Hyderabad to moving towards Karachi and joining Sughar she sees her journey as a mere beginning!

This fun-loving and soft spoken person is an all times organizer of women in tribal villages of Pakistan, mobilizing them towards the message of Sughar and proving to them that leadership comes from within. In all ways Kalsoom is the expert when it comes to community mobilization and management!

Along with that expertise, Kalsoom's Laugh is a famous energy-booster for the Sughar Team! !According to her that laugh which one can hear at 10 km distance helps her make friends! So hundreds of rural women friends by now, Kalsoom is looking forward to reach out to 1 million women through Sughar and spread the message that she truly believes in as well as spread love and a lot of laughter!

Babar Mughal: 
Product Extraordinaire: 

From his diverse backgrounds in Textile Engineering and Marketing, Babar has traveled thoroughly around Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.

His vast understanding of people and traditions have shown him both the positives and the negatives among those customs and with a belief that negative customs that mainly effect our women in Pakistan need to be changed, Baber have stepped inside Sughar to make sure that happens!

As his role as the Product Extraordinaire at Sughar, Babar is involved in promoting the best tribal stories from Pakistan’s villages by creating a unique and fashionable embroidery product which shares a story, brings together communities, employes women and eventually fights violence in the name of custom!

And when Babar is not in his formal setup of office-work, he is seen outside playing cricket as the team captain or photographing Pakistan’s endless beauties.

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