Alia Zafar, the first female member of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Board of Governors, has said that she feels honored to be a part of a historic appointment and open new streets for women.
A human resource professional, Alia currently is the HR group head at a bank in Punjab.
Previous this month, she was chosen a place on the PCB’s Board of Governors first as not only independent directors had never been appointed before but the Board of Governors also never had a female representative.
“I feel very honored and happy to be a part of history in making,” Alia told to BOL news in Lahore. “I am also the first female cricket director in this region and that will surely make me an inspiration for women.
“Women are in no way any less than men. It’s just that they do not get opportunities. But since I have got the opportunity, I will make it count.”
Alia explained how the appointment of unpaid, independent directors will improve PCB’s governance.
“Now that independent directors have been appointed, I think the governing board can no longer be just a rubberstamp,” she said.
“We are independent, not drawing salaries and do not have any personal interests, which is why we can give our honest review.”