Nasera Zulfiqar

Nasera Zulfiqar belongs to Basti Shareefabad in Bahawalpur. She has immense respect and love for her mother who took hold of every unforeseen opportunity available. She shares how her mother did not let her father’s addiction dictate their future. Nasira’s mother taught Nasira and her three sisters all the techniques of stitching including kacha tanka, karahi, and shadow work so they’ll be self-sufficient. Nasira says that stitching and designing enthralled her from an early age, so much so that she left school to fully pursue her passion of embroidery full-time. Looking back, she wishes she had been a little wiser as education would have given a stronger grasp of numbers, language and business practice. Nevertheless, after marriage, Nasira began a home-based work of stitching clothes for herself, her children and neighbors. Nasira lives everyday courageously and compassionately for herself, for her children and supportive husband — working towards a future where all her children are happily settled and she can go for Umrah.