Author: Khalil Ahmed

Interview with Mr. Zia Ul Mustafa Awan — President, House of Professionals Inc and chairman, Strategic Board ICMA Pakistan Profile: Mr Zia Ul Mustafa Awan is a Chartered Management Accountant from ICMA Pakistan with more than 25 years of experience in corporate and public sector in leading positions. He is the President of House of Professionals Inc. and the Chairman of the Strategic Board of ICMA Pakistan. Previously, he was CFO and Business Administrator of Pakistan Expo Centres Private Limited and was awarded for his work by Prime Minister of Pakistan at the inauguration of Expo Centre Lahore. During his tenure…

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Interview with Mr. Nasim Beg — CEO, Arif Habib Consultancy (Private) Limited Profile: Mr. Nasim Beg qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1970 and over the decades has had experience in manufacturing, as well as in financial services, both within and outside the country. He joined the Arif Habib Group in the year 2000 to conceive and set up an Asset Management Company, which has recently been sold to MCB. He is currently on the Boards of several Atif Habib Group companies. His initiation into the financial services business was with the Abu Dhabi Investment Company, UAE, where he was a part of…

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Driving economic growth and social welfare sectors like exports, banking, IT, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, education and energy likely to benefit Interview with Mohammad Iqbal Ghori — former president, ICMAP; former CFO, FESCO and former DG Finance, PEPCO Profile: With a distinguished career exceeding three decades, Mohammad Iqbal Ghori has made significant contributions both to the public and private sectors of Pakistan, marking the commencement of his impactful journey in the early 1990s. His notable tenure in public sector regulatory bodies, especially his transformative leadership at Faisalabad Electric Supply Company Limited (FESCO) and his subsequent role as Director General of Performance Monitoring at Pakistan Electric Power…

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Strategic reforms help country propel towards growth and prosperity Six priorities that could extricate Pakistan from the quagmire of despondency, disaster and depression Interview with Mr. Majyd Aziz — a renowned businessman PAGE: Please tell us something about yourself? Majyd Aziz: I am Former President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Employers’ Federation of Pakistan, South Asian Forum of Employers, (UN) Global Compact Network Pakistan, and Former Chairman of SITE Association of Industry. I am Former Member of Board of Directors of the government-owned Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited and Former Chairman of the government-owned SME Bank Limited. I am President…

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Mr. Waheed Ahmed, the Patron–in- Chief of All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association shared his views with PAKISTAN & GULF ECONOMIST on effects of climate change on mango production. Excepts are as follows: The target of mango export has been reduced from last year to 100,000 metric tonnes. The All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association has set a target of 100,000 metric tonnes of mango exports the current mango season. Along with the traditional markets, the focus will be on the value-added market of China, America, Turkiye and Japan. Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asian states would also play…

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Farmers fight plummeting prices and procurement hurdles Tech investment, more partnerships likely boost Sindh’s agriculture Interview with Mr. Hakim Ali Jatoi — Chief Executive, Hakim Agri Farms PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Hakim Ali Jatoi: Born in District Kamber-Shahdadkot, Sindh, I received my early education in the same city before relocating to Karachi for middle and higher education. I hold the distinguished title of Fellow Member at the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan, complemented by qualifications in LLB and an MS in Management Sciences. I am Chief Executive of Hakim Agri Farms and a Director…

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More competitive and innovative environment enable food sector thrive in global market Interview with Mr. Rafiq Rangoonwala — Food Industry expert PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Rafiq Rangoonwala: I started my career from Houston, Texas in 1980 with KFC, USA. I am former CEO of Quick Food Industry (Mon Salwa). I am doing freelancing now. I have extensive experience of over 40 years in creating, building and leading key Fast Food Brands in Pakistan and across the globe including, KFC, Burger King, TGIF, Hardees, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s and Harry Ramsden, etc. Currently, I am on the Advisory Board…

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Continuous challenges plaguing Pakistan’s agriculture sector Interview with Syed Nadeem Shah — a progressive farmer  PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Syed Nadeem Shah: I have done my BSC(HONS) DBS, MBA. I have been looking after my agriculture farms for preceding fifty years. I grow cotton, wheat, rice, onion, sugarcane etc besides mangoes, lemon, banana. Now, I am trying to promote oil seed production to reduce the import bill of edible oil for country. I represent farmers at federal and provincial level in different committees PAGE: How would you comment on the wheat crop this year and price mechanism? Syed Nadeem…

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Meezan Bank remains committed to serving the nation through the best Islamic practices Leads green energy transformation with over 5,700Kw of solar capacity installed Interview with Syed Iftikhar ul Haq — Group Head of Consumer Finance at Meezan Bank PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Syed Iftikhar ul Haq: As the Group Head of Consumer Finance at Meezan Bank, I lead various business units, including Cards, Alliances, Acquiring, Autos, House Finance, Solar Energy, Labbaik, and Consumer Ease. I bring diversified and extensive experience in consumer banking from various multinational and Pakistani banks, such as Citi Bank, UBL, DIB, and Faysal Bank,…

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Strategies to boost consumer financing amid financial incentives, streamlined processes, and educational campaigns to make solar energy accessible and affordable for all Effort between policymakers, industry players, and financial institutions can drive the transition towards a more sustainable energy future Interview with Mr. Khalid Jamil Ansari — Solar Energy Expert PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Khalid Jamil Ansari: With over 35 years of experience in the finance industry, I bring a diverse skill set encompassing Human Resource Management, Banking, Marketing, Administration, Academics, and practical applications. My professional expertise spans project appraisal, human resource management, training and development, general administration,…

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Country’s real estate market presents potential long-term growth benefits Initiative for solar financing a sigh of relief for citizens Interview with Ms. Natasha Haseeb — an analyst  PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Natasha Haseeb: I am an Anchor working at Pakistan Television News. I have done my MPhil in Political Science from the University of Karachi and about my professional life I am conducting a business show named ‘Baat Karobar Ki’, which includes different aspects of businesses, investments, economy, and stock market of the country as well as internationally, with different segments and making it interesting day by…

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Auto industries must provide competitive price and easy, clear plans Govt must introduce financing or lease system to encourage consumer financing in solar energy Interview with Mr. Altaf Hussain — a dynamic young professional Profile: Altaf Hussain is a dynamic young professional working for public sector. He is a Cost and Management Accountant from Quetta. PAGE: What is your take on consumer financing these days? Altaf Hussain: Consumer financing refers to the process of providing credit or financial assistance to individuals or households to purchase goods or services. This can be done through various means, such as credit cards, personal loans, installment…

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State-run health insurance plans enhance healthcare access, mitigate financial barriers and foster improved health outcomes for beneficiaries Innovative solutions help microinsurance, livestock protection and disaster resilience Interview with Dr. Syed Arif Hussain — CEO, Alpha Insurance Company Limited Profile: Dr. Syed Arif Hussain, Chief Executive Officer Alpha Insurance Company Limited, is a highly motivated individual. His expertise are in management, resource development, marketing, and execution of business strategies. His professional experience is spread over 25 years in progressive senior-level positions and has experience in underwriting, reinsurance, claims management, and marketing with the State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, Dawood Family Takaful Limited, East…

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Building trust, bridging gaps and fostering stability for sustainable growth State-run health insurance plans hold invaluable potential benefits Interview with Muhammad Nasir Ali Syed — Executive Director Operations, 5th Pillar Family Takaful Limited  Profile: Muhammad Nasir Ali Syed is an accomplished executive with over thirty years of experience in the Takaful (Islamic insurance) and insurance sectors. He currently serves as the Executive Director Operations at 5th Pillar Family Takaful Limited. Muhammad is known for his outstanding leadership and strategic skills, and he has played a key role in the growth and innovation of several top-tier firms in the industry. Throughout his…

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Need to enhance financial security and economic resilience through comprehensive coverage and innovative solutions State-run health insurance programmes play a pivotal role in providing healthcare access and financial protection for citizens Interview with Syeda Nuzhat Afreen — CEO, Damsel Consulting and Damsel Surveyors (Private) Limited PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Syeda Nuzhat Afreen: I have done MA Philosophy, M.Phil and doing PhD in Rule of Law in Pakistan. Currently I am working as CEO Damsel Consulting , and Damsel Surveyors (Private) Limited. I have around 15 years of experience of corporate sector. PAGE: What is your standpoint about health, life, auto…

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Mehran Spice & Food Industries: Elevating culinary excellence and global presence Interview with Mr. Gul Muhammad Lot — Chairman, Mehran Spice & Food Industries PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Gul Muhammad Lot: I inherited a rich legacy in the food industry from my late father, Ghullam Muhammad Lot. My journey into the business world began in the 1980s after completing my Bachelor’s degree. Later, I pursued a Master’s in political science from the University of Sindh, Hyderabad. Driven by a deep-seated commitment to national service, I transitioned into politics, eventually serving in the Senate in 2015. Concurrently, I assumed…

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Balancing regulation and profitability, the dynamics of Pakistan’s petroleum industry CCP stands as a stalwart defender of consumer interests, ensuring equitable market conditions Changes in policies related to energy efficiency, transportation infrastructure and renewable energy can also impact demand for petroleum products Interview with Mr. Ahmed Chinoy — Managing Partner of Arch Group PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Ahmed Chinoy: I am the Managing Partner of Arch Group and a businessman by profession. My expertise revolves around the fields of textiles, real estate, security investments and poultry businesses. With over thirty years of experience, I have been acknowledged for…

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Margins, competition, regulatory challenges, economic impacts, trade dynamics and energy security need to be managed properly Interview with Mr. Khalid Tawab — Chairman, Tawab Group of Companies PAGE: Tell me about yourself, please: Khalid Tawab: I am Chairman of the Tawab Group of Companies, a renowned name in the manufacturing of paper, board, and steel. I have served as the Senior Vice President and Vice President of FPCCI (Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and the Karachi Chamber. I have been the honorary Consul General of Mozambique since 1989. In recognition of my outstanding public services, I was awarded…

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Regulatory adherence, consumer interests, and market dynamics remains a key challenge in Pakistan’s petroleum sector Interview with Mr. Zafar Iqbal — Chairman, SAI Group PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Zafar Iqbal: I am Chairman of SAI Group / SAI Institute of Studies / SAI Company (Pvt) Limited. I have been associated with the oil & gas sector for more than fifty years. I am the Founder President of the Defence Residents Society, Founder President of SAMEA, Founder of Bazm-e-Kiran and President of the Society for Promotion of Arabic. I have traveled to more than 25 countries and attended hundreds…

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 Small OMCs not only survive but thrive to lead the way in the oil sector Need to understand factors influencing import and consumption trends Potential fallout of an Iran-Israel conflict on the world oil market Interview with Syed Ali Abbas Abidi — an analyst PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Syed Ali Abbas Abidi: I am a professional with expertise spanning various fields, including accounting, academia, law, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, criminology, economics, and content writing. I hold esteemed certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA), and Forensic Professional from the USA. Additionally, I have earned…

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 Targeted policy interventions can effectively unleash the true growth potential of Islamic finance in Pakistan, promoting financial inclusion and ethical financial practices across the nation Interview with Mohammad Shoaib, CFA, Chief Executive Officer – Al Meezan Investment Management Limited Profile: Mohammad Shoaib has been the founding CEO of Al Meezan Investment Management Ltd, which is the largest Asset Management Company in Pakistan. His journey spans from setting up Pakistan’s First Shariah Compliant Asset Management Company in Pakistan about 29 years ago in 1995 to making it the largest AMC in the industry with funds under management of over PKR 460…

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 The Islamic financial services sector in Pakistan remains relatively small compared to the broader market Need for more policy incentives plus education of the masses in banking Interview with Miss Tara Uzra Dawood — Chief Executive Officer, LADIESFUND Profile: Miss Tara Uzra Dawood, CEO of LADIESFUND, has spearheaded initiatives that have trained 12,000 women entrepreneurs. Additionally, the organisation provides vocational training to girls, focusing on communication skills and learning the basic areas. Miss Dawood’s overarching goal is to expand this mission nationwide, with recent launches in Badin and Sanghar showcasing her commitment to scaling impact across Pakistan. She is also…

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Efforts needed to overcome challenges and uphold integrity for sustainable economic growth Interview with Mr Hamad Rasool Bhullar — an analyst  PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Hamad Rasool Bhullar: Basically, I am a humble learner in business and financial analysis, I have been working for both the private and public sectors over the last about 33 years in multiple roles with almost 28 years in professional training and teaching in multiple areas of finance, accounting, audit & compliance with corporate legal issues. With respect to my work with the financial sector, I have been involved in research and training…

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 The country needs to overcome challenges and chart a path to sustainable growth Govt initiatives play a vital role in propelling the expansion of Islamic finance  Interview with Mr. Tariq Hussain — an analyst PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Tariq Hussain: I am a Fellow of Cost & Management Accountants. My qualification details are: FCMA. FCIS, FPFA, MA(Eco) MBA. M.Phil. (Eco) besides that I have about 29 years of experience of working with corporate sector and also knows Corporate Laws, Taxation and being an Insurance Expert. PAGE: What is your perspective about the fast-growing Islamic financial services in Pakistan?…

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Empowering communities, healing lives: The Indus Hospital & Health Network’s holistic caring approach IHHN committed from preventive care to specialised treatment, innovating for a healthier Pakistan Interview with Dr Abdul Bari Khan — Founding President of Indus Hospital & Health Network  PAGE: Tell me something about yourself and Indus Hospital & Health Network, please: Dr. Abdul Bari Khan: I am privileged to have served as the CEO of the then Indus Hospital and now honored to hold the position of Founding President of today’s Indus Hospital & Health Network. Born in Karachi to a family originally from Peshawar, I am fortunate…

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LRBT’s journey of hope and healing continues through a wide-ranging network Over 55 million patients treated with over 5.3 million major and minor surgeries free of cost this year Interview with Dr Malik Ahmed Saeed (Lt Col Retd) — Administrative Superintendent, LRBT Korangi Hospital PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Dr Malik Ahmed Saeed: Education: An Iqbalian and Ravian. Alumni of prestigious Government College, Lahore. MBBS from King Edward Medical College Lahore. Military Service: Served in the Army Medical Corps for 21 years. After serving at different installations and hospitals in Army including Siachen and 4 years in Northern Areas…

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In the quest to fortify economy, a multifaceted strategy is imperative Interview with Mr Adnan Ghaffar — Principal of The Aura School PAGE: Tell me something about yourself: Adnan Ghaffar: My name is Adnan Ghaffar. I work as the Principal at The Aura School, which provides education from preschool to matriculation. I have over 20 years of teaching experience, including teaching at the matriculation and intermediate levels, as well as over 18 years of experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels. PAGE: What is your perspective about Pakistan Day celebrations? Adnan Ghaffar: In my perspective, the 23rd of March, or Pakistan Day, must…

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Time for Pakistanis to unite in celebrating their identity and envisioning a brighter future Interview with Dr. Asiya Saif Alvi — a dynamic young political analyst Profile: Dr. Asiya Saif Alvi is a dynamic young political analyst from Lahore. After finishing her school and college education, she went to Islamabad for Masters from Quaid-e-Azam University. After doing her Masters, she joined a local college in Lahore for teaching. Simultaneously, she got admission to Government College Lahore for her MPhil in the political science department. Meanwhile, she quit her job at college and started working at the Virtual University of Pakistan in…

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Collaborative efforts and smart planning will help empower human potential for a brighter Pakistan Interview with Syed Kashif Rafi — Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner at Tarbiyat  PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Syed Kashif Rafi: For the past two decades, I’ve built a diverse career, holding various leadership positions, including Registrar and Director of International Linkages & Opportunities at ILMA University, Chief of Strategy & Marketing, Rapido, and Chief Strategy Officer & Managing Partner at Tarbiyat. This versatility has allowed me to contribute across academia, marketing, personal branding, entrepreneurship, and business strategy. I joined as Advisor, Harvard Business…

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The country still struggling to overcome the pandemic fallout to flood devastation Drastic revolutionary steps are required to curtail govt expenditure Interview with Mr. Kaukab Iqbal — Founding Chairman, Consumers Association of Pakistan Profile: Mr. Kaukab Iqbal is the founding Chairman of Consumers Association of Pakistan, one of the largest NGO of Pakistan working for providing awareness among masses regarding consumers rights and their protection. Since its inception on 13th September 2003, he has been trying to bring all Pakistanis under the umbrella of Consumer Association of Pakistan for developing effective consumers’ culture. He feels proud to inform us that…

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There is a dire need to skill, upskill and reskill the workforce Interview with Mr. Majyd Aziz — Former President of (UN) Global Compact Network Pakistan PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Majyd Aziz: I am an industrialist and businessman. I am a Former President of (UN) Global Compact Network Pakistan, Employers Federation of Pakistan, South Asian Forum of Employers, and Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Former Chairman of SITE Association of Industry, and Former Member Board of Directors of Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd, KESC, and SITE Limited. I was Chairman of Board of Directors of SME Bank Limited.…

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Adopt Islamic valuable guides in addressing poverty and inequality Prioritising education and skill development is paramount Concerted efforts from all sectors can help the country embark on a recovery path Interview with Muhammad Farooq Afzal — Founder President of Pakistan Turkiye Business Forum Profile: Muhammad Farooq Afzal is a dynamic and profound professional in the realm of Textiles, Information Technology, Business Consultancy, Tourism, and Event Management. He has been pursuing his entrepreneurial ambitions for the last 22 years, locally and internationally. He has been playing an instrumental role in promoting trade and business ties between Pakistan and other countries since…

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PSL is a unique platform for younger players to showcase talent and adaptability to the fast-paced nature of T20 cricket Interview with Mr. Shahzad Khan, Broadcast Journalist Profile: Mr Shahzad Khan is one the most revered broadcast journalists in Pakistan. Being a broadcast journalist and anchor, he has made an immense contribution to the realm of the media landscape. He has been working with numerous TV channels in Pakistan.  PAGE: This season is the ninth season of The Pakistan Super League (PSL), which makes it a veteran among T20 franchise leagues. What is your perspective? Shahzad Khan: PSL has been a…

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 PSL certainly carved out its own niche and established itself as a premier cricket league in its own right Interview with Mr. Abdul Wasey Khan — a cricket enthusiast PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Abdul Wasey Khan: I’m an internal auditor by profession, working as Head of Internal Audit, in a listed company. I am a former honorary secretary and Vice President of ICMA International. I am passionate about cricket.  PAGE: This season is the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which makes it a veteran among T20 franchise leagues. What is your perspective? Abdul Wasey Khan: No…

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The event has become synonymous with high-quality cricket entertainment Interview with Muhammad Hassan Durrani — an analyst  Profile: Muhammad Hassan Durrani is a young, energetic individual working as a Data Analyst in a software house. He possesses a combination of analytical skills, technical proficiency, and a passion for harnessing data to drive insights and decision-making. His role involves delving into datasets, identifying patterns, and extracting valuable information to help businesses make informed choices and optimize their operations. PAKISTAN & GULF ECONOMIST had a conversation with Muhammad Hassan Durrani about the Pakistan Super League. Following are the excerpts of the conversation: The…

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Interview with Mr. Kashif Manzoor Alvi — an analyst  PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Kashif Manzoor Alvi: My professional journey began in 2008 during which I was involved in a project led by the Government of Punjab, with NESPAK providing consultancy services. Subsequently, I became a part of the Sui Northern Gas Housing Society in Lahore. At present, I work in the Human Resource Management department of the University of Lahore. PAGE: What is your perspective about the ninth season of The Pakistan Super League (PSL)? Kashif Manzoor Alvi: The ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) underscores its…

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Digital banking dynamics empowering customers through technological integration Interview with Mr. Faizur Rehman — Group Head of Information Technology Meezan Bank Profile: Mr. Faizur Rehman is an IT professional with a business smarts attitude, the ability to manage technology and deliver solutions that add value to the bottom line of the organisation. Dynamic and accomplished Information Technology professional with more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology. Faiz ur Rehman is an MBA with bi-majors in Operations Management and Finance. He is also amongst the very few Certified Software Quality Professionals in Pakistan. He brings with him versatile experience…

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Technology in banking driving customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and growth opportunities The banking industry must overcome challenges in integrating new technologies with existing system Interview with Mr Khalid Tawab — Chairman, Tawab Group of Companies PAGE: Tell me about yourself, please: Khalid Tawab: I am Chairman of the Tawab Group of Companies, a renowned name in the manufacturing of paper, board, and steel. I have served as the Senior Vice President and Vice President of FPCCI (Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and the Karachi Chamber. I have been the honorary Consul General of Mozambique since 1989. In recognition…

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Technology adoption helps bolster confidence and steer businesses toward success Interview with Ms. Natasha Haseeb — an analyst PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Natasha Haseeb: I am an Anchor working at Pakistan Television News. I have done my MPhil in Political Science from the University of Karachi and about my professional life I am conducting a business show named “Baat Karobar Ki” which includes the different aspects of businesses, investments, economy, and stock market of the country and internationally, with different segments and making it interesting day-by-day because of the quality of content, participants we invite and the authenticity…

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 The rise of digital financial services leads the way with global implications Interview with Mr. Hamad Rasool Bhullar — an analyst PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Hamad Rasool Bhullar: I have been working for both the private and public sectors over the last about 32 years in multiple roles with almost 27 years in professional training. With respect to my work with the financial sector, I have been involved in research and training for almost 27 years so far, and conducted over 350 trainings on different aspects of finance, business ethics, audit and corporate governance from basic concepts to…

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Mehran Spice & Food Industries takes pride in offering top-tier products with social media triumphs Direct connection with consumers creating a sense of community and loyalty around the Mehran brand Interview with Mr. Gul Muhammad Lot — Chairman, Mehran Spice & Food Industries PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Gul Muhammad Lot: I was born in the Diplo area of Thar District in Sindh. I inherited a profound legacy in the food business from my late father, Mr. Ghullam Muhammad Lot. I joined his business during 1980s, after completing my Bachelor’s. I earned Master’s degree in political science from the…

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Raqami Islamic Digital Bank pioneering a Shariah-based, inclusive financial ecosystem in Pakistan Interview with Mr. Nadeem Hussain — Founder, Raqami Islamic Digital Bank and Planet N Group PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Nadeem Hussain: I had schooling at KGS and then went to the USA for further studies . I reinvented myself four times. I spent 27 years at Citigroup in 6 countries. Eventually, I resigned and became an entrepreneur at the age of 48. I am Founder of Tameer Bank and Easypaisa. I sold that and became a tech disruption investor. Planet N has 36 companies in its…

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Influencer-based marketing technique building genuine connection with potential customers Advertising plays a vital role in building up a brand’s image Interview with Mr. Abdullah Shahmeer — Director, Inceptives and Quad Co PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please. Abdullah Shahmeer: I am by profession an educationist and a media professional. At the moment, I’m running two firms namely The Inceptives which is a design house, and Quad Co which is an education management company. Moreover, being an educationist, I teach both media studies and sociology at several A-level colleges, having around 14 years of experience in the field. PAGE: What are…

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Crafting advertising roles aligned with product and audience dynamics Dellsons Consultancy UAE offering a diverse range of learning products and service Choosing social media branding the right platforms for success Interview with Mr. Tufail Ahmed Khan — Co-Founder and CEO, Dellsons Consultancy UAE PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Tufail Ahmed Khan: I turn people into brands. I am President and CEO, Pakistan Freelancers Association (PAFLA), and Co-Founder and CEO, Dellsons Consultancy UAE. My passion lies in coaching professionals globally on personal branding and utilising LinkedIn as a powerful tool to expand their reach and establish meaningful connections worldwide. Over…

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Country must strength skill workers and make its workforce valuable globally Rise in remittances emerging in the coming years Interview with Mr Aamir Ijaz Khan, Executive Director ICMA Pakistan PAGE: Kindly tell me something about yourself and your career?  Aamir Ijaz Khan: By profession, I am a Fellow Cost and Management Accountant and have to my credit around 20 years of diversified experience in the areas of Client Servicing, Project Implementation, Business Repositioning, Financial Management, and Compliance. I am also a SAP, FICO Certified Consultant. Before joining ICMA Pakistan as Executive Director, I was serving as Head of Quality Assurance at…

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Interview with Mr Sajid Katiya — CEO, Sacha’s Cakes PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Sajid Katiya: I am an entrepreneur. Currently, working as CEO of Karachi’s top customised cake place, Sacha’s Cakes (www.sachascakes.com). I am also a co-founder of Pakistan’s first online uniform platform, Youniform (www.youniform.co) and also founder of Online Abaya Brand Dhaagey Abayat (www.dhaagey.pk). PAGE: How do you see 2024 for business activities? Sajid Katiya: I am optimistic about the business outlook for 2024, especially with upcoming elections on the horizon. The formation of a new government after the elections is poised to create a positive and conducive business…

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New government will face pressure in shaping fate of the country Flow of remittances will be smooth in 2024 Interview with Mr. Altaf Hussain — an analyst from Quetta PAGE: How do you see 2024 vis-à-vis 2023 in terms of inflationary pressures in Pakistan? Altaf Hussain: To get the most accurate and up-to-date information on inflationary pressures in Pakistan for 2023 and 2024, I recommend checking latest reports from reputable sources such as the State Bank of Pakistan, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics etc. These organisations regularly release economic data and forecasts that can provide insights into the country’s economy. Based…

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Interview with Muhammad Tariq Yousuf — Chief Executive, Sanaulla Woollen Industries PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Muhammad Tariq Yousuf: Experienced with 45+ years of proven expertise in the Textile industry in R&D, Production, Project Management, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, and General Management. Created new products and overseen the above departments for the growth of the companies worked for. A strong strategic thinker and team builder. Seek challenging environments to create lasting change. Lead with clear guidance and accountability. Effective at speaking to groups and conveying complex ideas. Embrace change and eager to apply new ideas. Presently serving…

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Sustained macro-fiscal and structural reforms are crucial Regular evaluations and adjustments are essential Interview with Mr. Hakim Ali Jatoi — Chief Executive, Hakim Agri Farms PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Hakim Ali Jatoi: Born in District Kamber-Shahdadkot, Sindh, I received my early education in the same city before relocating to Karachi for middle and higher education. I hold the distinguished title of Fellow Member at the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan, complemented by qualifications in LLB and an MS in Management Sciences. I am Chief Executive Hakim Agri Farms and a Director at Brick & Wire…

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Crafting a vision for business growth through strategic government partnerships Interview with Muhammad Mujtaba — Chief Executive, Realigns Pharmaceuticals (based in Thailand) PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Muhammad Mujtaba: I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Karachi, and I furthered my education with a specialisation in International Business from Harvard Business School. My entrepreneurial journey began in 2002, and in 2010, I took a significant step by establishing my own business. Currently, I am at the helm of Realigns Inc, a US-based international consulting company specialising in healthcare and technologies www.realignsinc.com. Our mission is to provide…

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Conversation with Mr Sajjad Hussain — an analyst  Mr. Sajjad Hussain is one of the most prominent personalities of Gilgit-Baltistan. PAKISTAN & GULF ECONOMIST sought his perspective about Gilgit-Baltistan. Following was shared by him: The region Gilgit-Baltistan has dynamic tourism potential and provides diverse tourism opportunities for domestic and foreign tourists across the world. Being home to the world’s highest mountain peaks and glaciers, it fascinates the attention of adventurers, mountaineers, trekkers, travelers and explorers. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mega-project of primarily infrastructure-related loans and investments in Pakistan. Recently, the official discourse has increasingly shifted to the…

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Careful management must for effective and sustainable G2G contracts Political, economic stability amid investor-friendly environment benefit relationship Product diversification, quality standards help improve export performance Conversation with Mr Zia-ul-Mustafa Awan, President & CEO of House of Professionals Profile: Mr Zia-ul-Mustafa Awan is a multifaceted professional with over two decades of experience in diverse sectors including strategy, operations, project management, and financial management. His professional credentials, including CMA, and CMP from internationally recognised institutions, have been the foundation of his career, allowing him to develop expertise across manufacturing, engineering, banking, and education. In his journey, he has embraced leadership roles in…

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G2G contacting play a crucial role in building and making Pakistan and the UAE ties stronger Pakistan must increase export volumes into the oil-rich UAE Interview with Mr. Khalid Tawab — Chairman, Tawab Group of Companies Profile: Khalid Tawab, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, is a well-known leader of the business community. Born and raised in Karachi, Khalid Tawab has served in various prestigious positions. He is a proven hard worker. From his humble beginning in steel and iron trade, today Khalid Tawab is the Chairman of Tawab Group of Companies. Tawab Group has a large portfolio, which includes steel, paper, board paper, construction…

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Pakistan must work closely with UAE govt to fuel economic growth Interview with Mr. Waqas Kodvavi — finance professional PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Waqas Kodvavi: I am an Associate Member of ICMAP and have done my master’s in Economics from KU. I have been working as CFO of Premier Sales (Pvt) Limited since 2010. Premier Sales (Pvt) Limited is a distribution company, which is one of the biggest distribution setups in Pakistan. PAGE: What is your take on bilateral trade between Pakistan and the UAE? Waqas Kodvavi: Bilateral trade in the case of Pakistan and the UAE…

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Human and skill development is indeed crucial for attracting investments and fostering economic growth Interview with Mr. Zaheer Ahmed — UAE-based Pakistani PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Zaheer Ahmed: I am part of a Pakistani diaspora, residing in the UAE for the preceding 13 years. I am working as an aircraft engineer. PAGE: What is your take on bilateral trade between Pakistan and the UAE? Zaheer Ahmed: There is enormous potential between these countries for bilateral trade. The UAE is enriched with natural resources such as oil & gas; apart from that it’s a regional economic hub especially for the…

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By and large, remittances are deemed to be a panacea for tackling balance of payment crisis. Insightfully, remittances are sine qua non for averting balance of payment crisis, creating employment opportunities, shoring up foreign exchange reserves, tackling the stumbling blocks of debt servicing, addressing the glitches of twin deficits, augmenting tax-to-GDP ratio, buttressing local currency and last but not least propping up economic growth. Out of nearly 250 millions of total population of Pakistan, approximately 11 million Pakistani diaspora are in virtually all continents of the world except Antarctica. It is a prevalent assumption that Pakistani diaspora have gotten the…

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SSGCL-linked industries to protest unprecedented increase in gas tariff PHMA Zonal Chairman Abdul Jabbar Gajiani Chair welcomed the General Body Members (Exporters/ indirect Exporters) and invited the attention to the one-point agenda item i.e. to consider taking up the matter of historic unprecedented and highest increase in the industrial gas tariff affecting and making industries unviable to operate and devise future line of action to get relief for industry. He requested PHMA Patron In-Chief Muhammad Jawed Bilwani to brief the House about the efforts of PHMA in this regard. Patron In-Chief, Muhammad Jawed Bilwani apprised that the Association had taken…

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Real Estate Investment Trusts and Exchange Traded Funds add depth to the evolving landscape of the industry Conversation with Mohammad Shoaib, CFA, Chief Executive Al Meezan Investment Management Limited Profile: Mr. Mohammad Shoaib is the founding CEO of Al Meezan Investment Management Ltd. His journey spans from setting up Pakistan’s First Shariah Compliant Asset Management Company in Pakistan to making it the Largest AMC in the country. Under his visionary leadership Al Meezan leads the market with assets under management of over PKR 335 Billion*, a diverse customer base of over 227,000 investors ranging from institutions and businesses to individuals…

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A beacon of ethical unity in Pakistan’s financial horizon 5th Pillar Family Takaful introduces Hajj Saving Takaful Plan for a secure pilgrimage journey Interview with Muhammad Nasir Ali Syed — Executive Director Operations, 5th Pillar Family Takaful Limited Profile: Muhammad Nasir Ali Syed is a seasoned professional with over 29 years of rich experience in Pakistan’s Life Insurance and Family and General Takaful industry. He is a vision-oriented individual possessing extensive experience in the foundational development and establishment of life insurance entities. This includes pivotal roles in establishing reputable firms such as American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) in Pakistan, Commercial…

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Sincere leadership can help bring change in structural reforms Interview with Muhammad Farooq Afzal — President/CEO of ITN Group of Companies Profile: Muhammad Farooq Afzal is a dynamic and a profound professional in the realm of textiles, information technology, business consultancy, tourism, and event management. He is pursuing his entrepreneurial ambitions for last 23 years, locally and internationally. He has been playing an instrumental role in promoting trade and business ties between Pakistan and other countries since 2004. Farooq has been continuously putting in his multifaceted efforts towards the cause of promotion of bilateral and multilateral trade. Farooq has also…

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Navigating foreign investment in real estate sector for sustainable growth A streamlined and equitable taxation system is essential The sector will regain its momentum in a coming year Interview with Mr. Rehan Khan — real estate professional PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Rehan Khan: I am a real estate consultant. My company, Shaikhani Associates. is serving real estate sector. I am a member of Defence & Clifton Association of Real Estate Agents, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, FPCCI and Association of Builders & Developers. I have an academic background in mechanical engineering and graduated from a renowned university in…

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Great job opportunities for ACCA graduates, both in Pakistan and abroad Interview with Mr Mustafa Mirchawala — Director and CEO of Mirchawala Hub of Accountancy Profile: Mr Mustafa Mirchawala is Director and CEO of Mirchawala Hub of Accountancy. He is a global trainer of IFRs and taxation. He is also a tremendous content creator. Pakistan & Gulf Economist had an exclusive conversation with Mr Mustafa Mirchawala about Accounting in Pakistan: ACCA scope in Pakistan, jobs and salary. Following are the excerpts of the conversation: The professions of accounting and finance have a lot of potential in Pakistan and present a wide range…

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Interview with Dr. Malik Ahmed Saeed— ( Lt Col Retd) PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Dr Malik Ahmed Saeed: I am Iqbalian and Ravian an alumni of prestigious Government College, Lahore, while done my MBBS from King Edward Medical College Lahore. Served in the Army Medical Corps for 21 years. After serving at different installations and hospitals in Army including Siachen and 4 years in Northern Areas (managing Military Hospitals), also being seconded to PAF and Pakistan Navy (including Ships, Submarine and Naval Aviation). In 1993, I performed medical duties as part of Haj Medical Mission to KSA. Moreover,…

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City is poised for modernisation, with a focus on education, employment and healthcare Conversation with Syed Shafqat Ali Shah — CEO, Shafqat Ali Shah Construction Company Profile: Syed Shafqat Ali Shah is an energetic young man with the sense of business and legal mind, working in his capacity to empower his community. Currently, he is working as CEO Shafqat Ali Shah Construction Company. He is a legal advisor of Sindh Building Control Authority, IBA community colleges Sukkur and Alfalah bank division Sukkur. He’s an MBA from COMSAT Sukkur and he did his LLB as well. He is an innovative entrepreneur…

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Need for optimising charitable initiatives, empowering genuine individuals, and contributing to economic stability Interview with Muhammad Asif, co-founder of Ahbab Welfare Trust PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Muhammad Asif: I am the member of ICMA and PIPFA since 2018 and the co-founder of Ahbab Welfare Trust. I have been associated with the field of accountancy and finance for almost 20 years and currently working as a head of finance. During this period, I worked in many companies, most of which are related to NPO which gave me the opportunity to closely observe the nonprofit organisations. PAGE: Could you give…

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Interview with Mr. Danish Younus — tax expert PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Danish Younus: I have been associated with the field of accountancy, finance and taxation for almost 20 years. During this period, I have worked in many companies, most of which were related to the textile sector, which gave me the opportunity to closely observe the textile industry in Pakistan. Textile industry is considered economic backbone of Pakistan which earns a large amount of foreign exchange through exports. PAGE: Could you give your perspective on the tax system in Pakistan? Danish Younus: At the outset, for better understanding,…

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Practical as well as theoretical education can help create, and transform the future Interview with Mr. Mansoor Aziz Abbasi, a dynamic young engineer  PAGE: Tell me something about yourself? Mansoor Aziz Abbasi: With a career profession spanning over a long time in the subject of chemical engineering, I convey a wealth of experience and information in chemical plant and refinery operations, commissioning, and system protection. My adventure began in 2001, and considering the fact that then I have been devoted to the industry’s boom and innovation. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of operating with famed organisations consisting of…

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City’s teaching system is one of the best in the world with maximum competition and well-reputed schools and teachers Interview with Mr. Abdullah Shahmeer — an educationist PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please. Abdullah Shahmeer: I am, by profession, an educationist and media professional. At the moment, I’m running two firms namely Inceptives and Quad Co as a director. Moreover, being an educationist, I teach both media studies and sociology at several A-level colleges, having around 14 years of experience in the field. PAGE: Could you give your perspective on standards of education globally? Abdullah Shahmeer: Education systems like CAIE and…

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Govt must provide financial assistance and relief to promote property construction and ownership Conversation with Mr. Moeid Chohan — Sales Director, Moimin Estate and Marketing Profile: Moeid Chohan is sales director Moimin Estate and Marketing. He is a seasoned real estate consultant with a career spanning around a decade. With a passion for the dynamic world of real estate, he has made significant strides in the industry. His professional journey has been enhanced by his status as an ACMA (Associate Chartered Management Accountant) finalist from ICMAP, which provides him with a unique blend of financial acumen and real estate expertise.…

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Let alone Pakistan with a frail economy, there are millions of people globally who cannot afford two meals a day. The global crisis have left adverse impacts on the economy of Pakistan since all the economies are integrated. Pakistan, predominantly an agrarian economy, is still reeling under the effects of the 2022 floods which affected 33 million people and 1.8 million hectares of cropland across the country. $341 billion worth Pakistani economy has borne the brunt of global economic and environmental conundrums in particular. With a population of over 240 million and a growth rate of 2.55%, Pakistan’s population is…

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Currency and economic stability can help attract more FDI into the zone Mehran Group stays committed to go extra mile in offering quality products widely Interview with Mr Gul Mohammad Lot — Chairman, Mehran Group of Industries PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Gul Mohammad Lot: I was born in Pakistan in the Diplo area of Thar District in Sindh. At a very young age, I joined my Father, late Mr. Ghullam Muhammad Lot in his business. As far as education is concerned, I have completed my bachelors in Administration from the London School of Business and obtained master’s degree…

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Challenges in the food sector admidst soaring raw material costs Frozen food processing sector has tremendous opportunity to grow Interview with Mr Rafiq Rangoonwala — CEO, Quick Food Industry (Mon Salwa) PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Rafiq Rangoonwala: I started my career from Houston, Texas in 1980 with KFC, USA. Presently, I am working as CEO of Quick Food Industry (Mon Salwa). I have extensive experience of over 40 years in creating, building and leading key fast food brands in Pakistan and across the globe including, KFC, Burger King, TGIF, Hardees, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s and Harry Ramsden, etc. Currently,…

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Rice, sugarcane, chillies, tomatoes are going to give bumber crop season Interview with Syed Nadeem Shah — Senior Vice President, Sindh Abadgar Board PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Syed Nadeem Shah: I have done my masters in business administration (marketing). Besides farming, I have ample social activities too. I am Senior Vice President Sindh Abadgar Board (farmers’ association) Vice President National Reformers’ Forum, President Cancer Patients’ Welfare Society, Member Sindh Agriculture University (academic), and in many government bodies/groups. I have been looking after my farm for last 45 years and have made drastic changes in farming i.e leaser leveling,…

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Younus Dagha discusses finance, planning and export advancement work in Sindh with exporters, industralists and dignitaries- visits PHMA “Industrialisation and export enhancement are national cause to uplift economy. Industry and export are priority areas for both federal and provincial governments as they are reciprocating to the nation while exporting products “Made in Pakistan”, generating huge revenue for national and provincial exchequers, creating new employment and earning foreign exchange, which are direly needed in the prevailing economic outlook. Industry’s demand to combine multiple industrial laws of Sindh under one legislation to be regulated under single window is genuine. Industries may provide proposal…

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Saudi Arabia’s investments revolutionising Pakistan’s energy, IT, banking and agriculture sectors Interview with engineer Khadim Hussain — Director, RBS Associates (Pvt) Ltd PAGE: Could you tell us about yourself? Khadim Hussain: I own a firm which provides insurance survey and valuation services nationally and internationally. I am holder of the memberships and licences of local and foreign bodies such as ASO from SECP, PEC, IEP, ISO & PMI. I have vast experience of approximately 18 years in the field of valuation as project leader and lead evaluator in mega projects like Sugar Mills, Steel Mills, Textile Mills and Auto Mobile companies.…

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The Musharakah Model in the system promotes equitable risk-sharing and fairness Interview with Mr. Shaham Ahmad — Honorary Secretary, ICMA Pakistan PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please. Shaham Ahmad: I am a Fellow member of ICMA and a member of the current National Council of the Institute for the three-year term from 2021 to 2023. The Council has nominated me as the ‘Honorary Secretary’ of the Institute in which capacity I am responsible for looking after those affairs of the Institute as envisaged in the CMA Act and Regulations. Furthermore, I have been nominated by the ICMA National Council to…

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Still needed to utilise resources efficiently to generate electricity Interview with Ms. Natasha Haseeb — an analyst PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Natasha Haseeb: I am an anchor working at Pakistan Television News (PTV News). I have done my MPhil in Political Science from the University of Karachi and about my professional life I am conducting a business show named “Baat Karobar Ki”, which includes the different aspects of businesses, investments, economy and stock market of the country and internationally, with different segments and making it interesting day-by-day because of the quality of content, participants we invite and the…

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CAP Consumers Protection Department providing immediate relief to consumers Converting power sector to solar and other alternative resources essential Interview with Mr. Kaukab Iqbal — Founding Chairman, Consumers Association of Pakistan PAGE: Tell me something about yourself? Kaukab Iqbal: I am founding Chairman of Consumers Association of Pakistan, one of the largest NGO of Pakistan working for providing awareness among masses regarding Consumers rights and their Protection. Since its inception on 13th September 2003 I am trying to bring all Pakistanis under the umbrella of Consumer Association of Pakistan for developing effective Consumers’ culture. I feel proud to inform you that…

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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan’s Multi-Faceted Relationship Saudi Arabia has been providing extensive financial aid to Pakistan Interview with Dr. Ayub Mehar — an eminent economist  PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Dr Ayub Mehar: Currently, I am serving as a professor at Iqra University Karachi and also associated as an economic Advisor’ with the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan. I have been serving as ‘Economic Advisor’ of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) Chamber of Commerce for 3 years and also ‘Director General’ in the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) for 7 years. I have completed and worked…

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Business community appreciates Saudi deposits in State Bank of Pakistan Interview with Mr. S. Khalid Tawab — Chairman, Tawab Group of Companies Profile: Khalid Tawab, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, is a well-known leader of the business community. Born and raised in Karachi, Khalid Tawab has served at various prestigious positions. He is a proven hard worker. From his humble beginning in steel and iron trade, today Khalid Tawab is the Chairman of Tawab Group of Companies. Tawab Group has a large portfolio which includes steel, paper, board paper, construction and equities. In recognition of his remarkable success, Mr. Khalid Tawab was honoured to…

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Saudi Arabia’s investment in IT, energy and banking will shape Pakistan’s economy Interview with Mr. Muhammad Shahid — Chairman, Lahore Branch Council of ICMA International Profile:  Muhammad Shahid, FCMA, is working as Senior Officer Accounts in SNGPL. He is a seasoned professional with decades of experience. He is also Chairman Lahore Branch Council of ICMA International. PAGE: How would you comment on the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia? Muhammad Shahid: It’s very important bilateral relationship with Saudi Arabia, not only for human resource of Pakistan but also for the procurement of oil, which Pakistan is availing on credit. Over two…

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There are investment opportunities galore in Pakistan in virtually every sector of the economy right from energy, telecommunication, information technology, agriculture, health, tourism and hospitality to a slew of other sectors. An upsurge in investment in Pakistan by foreigners would surely stabilise the exchange rate, which has become the sine qua non at this juncture. There is a contraction in demand for even grocery items let alone luxury products in the wake of exorbitant prices. This has resulted in abysmal production triggering whopping unemployment across the board. The breakneck depreciation of our local currency has shored up commodity prices flaring…

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Urgent need to incentivise domestic investors, fix the energy crisis and control the falling rupee Improving the productive capacity of the manufacturing sector imperative Interview with Mr. Tariq Yousuf — President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Tariq Yousuf: I am a graduate of science from Karachi University. I am the past president Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also the past chairman SITE Association. I am, Alhamdulilah, a successful entrepreneur and have been in the business of textiles for over three decades, contributing to the country’s economic development. PAGE: How would you…

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Pakistan’s economy is sinking into a quagmire of corruption and elite capture Political stability, policy credibility and commitment are helpful for more FDIs Interview with Mr. Majyd Aziz — President, Global Compact Network Pakistan PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Majyd Aziz: I am an industrialist and businessman. Presently, I am the President of Global Compact Network Pakistan. I am the former President of the Employers Federation of Pakistan, South Asian Forum of Employers, and Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the former Chairman of SITE Association of Industry, and a former Member Board of Directors of Zarai Taraqiati Bank…

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Faran Sugar Mills fully committed to innovative approach, research and development Interview with Mr. Riaz Javed Suleri — Resident Director, Faran Sugar Mills Limited PAGE: Tell me something about yourself please: Riaz Javed Suleri: I have been associated with the sugar industry for the last 40 years. Firstly in the public sector and now for the last 25 years with the private sector. I am presently working as Resident Director of Faran Sugar Mills Limited where my main emphasis has been on innovative approach, research and development focussing on the grower’s economics. We at Faran, work in coordination with all research…

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Pakistan’s conditions will continue to deteriorate, with or without IMF Energy sector is one of the most mismanaged sectors Conversation with Syed Asad Ali Shah — a leading economic analyst PAGE: Could you tell us about yourself, please? Syed Asad Ali Shah: I am a Chartered Accountant by profession, have remained a Managing Partner / Senior Partner of Deloitte Pakistan for over 20 years. Also remained President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, a Board member of the International Federation of Accountants (the global body that represents over 3 million professional accountants worldwide), Chairman of the inter-governmental group on…

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Interview with Mr. Zafar Iqbal — Chairman, SAI Group PAGE: Kindly tell us something about yourself. Zafar Iqbal: I am the Chairman of SAI Group/SAI Institute of Studies. SAI Institute of Studies, an affiliate of Cornell University USA, authorised to offer Cornell University courses & certificates. Besides, I have been associated with the oil and gas sector for more than fifty years. I am the Founder President Defence Residents Society, Founder President Small & Medium Enterprises Alliance, Founder of Bazme Kiran and President, Society for Promotion of Arabic. I have travelled to 22 countries and attended hundreds of seminars. PAGE: What…

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Indus Hospital & Health Network provides 100% free of cost and high-quality healthcare Each member of IHHN has the core quality of compassionate care Interview with Dr. Abdul Bari Khan — the Founding President of Indus Hospital & Health Network PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Dr. Abdul Bari Khan: I have had the privilege to have been the CEO of the then Indus Hospital. Now, I am honored to be the Founding President of today’s Indus Hospital & Health Network. I was born in Karachi, in a family originally from Peshawar. To my good fortune, I belong to a…

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 LRBT provides high-quality eye care services to the underprivileged population Interview with Mr Najmus Saquib Hameed — honorary Chairman, LRBT PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Najmus Saquib Hameed: I’m the honorary Chairman of LRBT. I’ve spent my career working with leading global organisations and have led companies and teams both in and out of Pakistan. For the past 19 years, I have been serving in various capacities at the LRBT, and for the past 8 years as Chairman. My time with LRBT has been the most rewarding period of my life. PAGE: How is LRBT different from private hospitals…

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KMH is committed to providing quality care to all The hospital has a unique specialised diagnostic and interventional services facility Interview with Mr. Ahmed Chinoy — Chairman, Kutiyana Memon Hospital Profile: Mr. Ahmed Chinoy is the Managing Partner of Arch Sons Group of Companies and is engaged in various businesses including security investments, textiles, real estate and poultry farming. He is an elected Director on the Board of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX) and also a member of the Audit Committee, Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and the Listing & Voluntary De-Listing Committee of PSX. He is nominated by PSX…

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