Saman Hasnain travelled to Russia to compete in the Mrs. World 2008 pageant in June 2008. Mrs. World is an international beauty pageant organized annually as a beauty contest for married women. It is originally based on the Mrs. America beauty pageant. Arranged on lines similar to other beauty pageants, it also lays stress on women's opinion on marriage. It has been organized since 1985. Staying two weeks in Russia, Hasnain performed well on the final night winning three titles for Pakistan: Best in National Costume 2008, Miss Congeniality Runner up 1 2008 and Evening Gown Costume Finalist 2008.
Saman Hasnain’s main focus and aim is to gear the younger generation of Pakistan towards education. She is also passionately involved with many charities that promote progression of women and education in Pakistan. She showed her charitable nature by helping build a school in a small village in Pakistan for 1000 children, and shown consistent support for DIL (Development in Literacy), all while volunteering at her children’s school in San Francisco. She plans to use her new title to increase her work and broaden her scope throughout the world. Besides her passions for bringing Pakistan on the map of beauty pageants, Saman in also in the midst of publishing her second poetry book in Urdu.
Saman Hasnain will be visiting Lahore, Pakistan to explore more charitable organizations and hope to build a bridge for the west and Pakistan to do more projects together in the future. In an interview Saman Hasnain, mentioned that she will utilize her year to show the lighter and moderate image of Pakistan to the world. She also stated that going to international pageants has helped her educate the contestants from all around the world about Pakistan. Hasnain will now be busy preparing for Mrs. Globe 2008 in August 2008 as well as working towards creating The Win Foundation Charity in Pakistan which gears towards women empowerment.