Omar Jibran Engineering Industries Limited
Feroz Khan CEO says
I was running a small manufacturing business of Manufacturing Injection Molded Thread protectors for Oilfield exploration and production tubing, casing and drill pipes in Houston, Texas. I established this business in January, 1980 oil prices crashed for USD 34 to USD 10 per barrel in a matter of 20 days resulting in the entire oilfield exploration was stopped and the production was cut to less than half. Our entire customer base was wiped off. It was as that time I decided to look for alternative business. Pakistan being my country of birth was a definite option. I was also lucky to have some Pakistani Government officials who placed their faith in my ability and gave me encouragement and incentives to start Injection Molding for major thermo plastic parts of car namely bumper, Instrument panel and Radiator grills. It has been rewarding Company since the first year the sales gone up by 10 times.
Prime Commercial Bank Limited
77-Y, Phase III, LCCHS, Lahore
Tel: 042-5728282, Fax 042-5733868
Saeed Iqbal Chaudhry, who is the President/CEO of this bank, is an Overseas Pakistani who spent many years overseas and established the bank in Pakistan which is running successfully.
Shifa International Hospital Limited
Tel: 051-2262830, Fax 051-2252603
Dr. Zaheer Ahmed, an overseas Pakistani, President & CEO has led and inspired a group[ of Overseas Pakistani physicians and others to establish medical facilities in Islamabad transferring modern technology with the help of talented, qualified Pakistani physicians, surgeons and technicians from the United State of America. The Hospital is not only providing state-of-the-art services but returning large profits.
Ghazi Fabrics int. Ltd.
8-C, Block E-III, Gulberg III, Lahore
Tel: 042-5764026-8, Fax 042-5764032
Muhammad Arshad Chaudhry CEO & Chairman is an overseas Pakistani. His business is flourishing. He has reinvested and has successfully established two more projects i.e. Ghazi Power and Ghazi Group
Style Textiles Limited
126/3, Industrial Areas, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore
Tel: 042-5113064-65 / 5118888, Fax 042-5113066
Shahzad Azghar Ali is the Managing Director of Style Textile Ltd., is an expatriate and happily settled in Pakistan. He moved to Pakistan in 1992 from Bahrain. The garment business flourished due to this hard work and now he is exporting garments to international brand names such as Kelvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Gap, Nike, etc. He says that "there have been good and bad movement for settling back home but the good part is you are returning to roots". He tends to believe that odds exist everywhere and it is only with the help of a sense of commitment that one should tackle them so as to pave the way for better systems. He further says to OPs that "we overseas Pakistanis will have to do a lot more: we need to actively participate in the affairs of the country, into its politics and business."
Doctors Hospital Lahore
Dr. Mubashir A. Chaudhry is Managing Director of the Hospital. He is a highly qualified professional and Professor of Cardiology is an overseas Pakistani who has established this Hospital which is running profitably and providing quality services in the healthcare sector.
132/1, Industrial Estate, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore
Tel: 042-5116612-15, Fax 042-5116522
Dr. Khalid J. Chowdhry an overseas Pakistani established the project profitably in the Industrial Estate of Lahore.
Bestway Cement Limited Pakistan
Best Food Chains London
Sir Anwar Pervez is a Pakistani residing in London and by sheer hard work he turned his business into a multimillion dollar empire. A distinguished British-Pakistani, he is the head of Bestway Group Ltd. in the UK and also the first Pakistani Muslim to be knighted by the Queen. With his estimated network at 120 million, he tops the riches Pakistanis list in Britain. "I still identify myself with the culture, religious beliefs and the economic savings of Pakistan-my place of birth and childhood years". As a successful expatriate he wants to contribute by example. In October 1998, Bestway's $ 150 million Cement Plant at Hattar (Pakistan) was inaugurated. This created 600 direct jobs in the North West Frontier Province . As for the role of overseas Pakistanis in the homeland's development, he is convinced that the expatriates can help their motherland in a big way. "You may know that Bestway has built a cement factory in Haripur, an investment of some $ 150 million which is now producing a million tones in the current year-contributing to the country's economic expansion adding. Other can follow suit". In terms of practical, direct assistance, the expatriates generally support specific projects back home and Sir Anwar Pervez is one of the front runners.
Islamic Mission Hospital Karachi
Dr. Qasim Ali Shah an overseas Pakistani is successfully running the above hospital as a partner.
Lucky Cement Limited
Lucky Cement Limited, sponsored by the well known "Younus Brothers Group - the largest textile export house in Pakistan" - is the 3rd largest plant in Pakistan with a capacity of 1.386 million tons per annum. The plant is located in Pezu, Distt. Lakki Marwat, NWFP and has two production lines, each with a capacity of 693,000 tons per annum ordinary Portland Cement.
The plant has been supplied by China under license of world renowned manufacturers such as Lurgi, O&K, Pfiffer, Onada, Haver & Bocker, Miller & Polusis. The plant is managed by qualified and expert cement field specialists with major emphasis on maintaining high quality of cement through stringent quality control. The company, apart from its major investment of over Rs. 3 billion in purchasing the plant, is investing a lot to procure additional equipment in order to boost the output and increase the run factor and to make the plant work more efficiently. The company also owns a Power Generation Plant - Lucky Power Tech, to supply un-interruptible power to the cement plant.
Siemens Pak Ltd.
Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company Ltd., was founded in 1953 as a private limited company. In 1963 the company was converted into a public limited and in 1978 it was listed in the Stock Exchange. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Siemens AG) Germany holds 64% of the total shareholding.
The Company manages its business and manufacturing activities through its head office in Karachi and two regional branches at Lahore and Islamabad, contributing to the local economy through substantial indigenous content and transfer of state-of-the-art know how in several engineering fields and in many other ways.
It operates through four functional divisions:
|| Power Engineering Division,
|| Telecommunication Division,
|| Systems and Project Division,
|| Products and Services Division
In Pakistan, Siemens' sphere of activities covers the major fields of Power Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Medical Engineering and Transport System Engineering, Engineering, Supply and Installation of Electrical Equipment, Complete Plant Electrification including instrumentation and control systems and Information Technology. A large manufacturing complex at Karachi, provides support to the company's marketing and engineering activities, turning out a vast range of high quality electrical engineering.
The joint venture between Milkpak Ltd. And Nestle S.A. came about in 1988 and the company was renamed as Nestle Milkpak Ltd. Prior to that, Milkpak Ltd., produced UHT milk, butter, cream, desi ghee and fruit drinks at Sheikhupura factory. 21 branded product lines were added during 1990 to 1998.
Nestle Milkpak operates the largest and an extremely efficient milk collection system in the country, which enables it to collect the highest quality milk for production of UHT and powder milks as well as other milk based products. The company voluntarily provides extension services of farmers in the area of animal husbandry and livestock breed improvement.
Nestle Milkpak entered the export market in 1993 with exports of Rs.3.2 million to Afghanistan. Growing steadily over the years, its exports stood at Rs.321 million by June, 1998. Currently, it's overseas markets include the UAE, UK, USA, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Central Asian States.
In the social sector, the company provides over 1,100 job opportunities for skilled, unskilled and professional manpower. It plays a remarkable role in vitalizing the rural economy by disbursing over Rs.1.37 billion annually against milk purchases, benefiting over five million household members of the dairy farmers.
In line with its universal commitment, Nestle Milkpak fully complies with its responsibilities forwards the protection of the environment. By making available the processed and packaged dairy products to urban consumers, it helps in arresting urban environmental degradation caused by the influx of cattle into towns. Within it's own production facilities, the company takes pains to operate an elaborate water treatment system to cleanse its industrial wastewater before releasing it for irrigation.
Knitwear Ltd. was established in 1974. Since then the Company has come a long way and today it is reputed to be one of the leading export houses of Pakistan in its category. The highly qualified management having 35 years of experience assures that the highest quality products, meeting the exacting international quality control standards, are produced for most reputable companies around the world.
Knitwear exports, of which 95% are not-quota, are expected to be over Rs. 50 crores in the current financial year, are all certified by Okotex 100 Lab Testing Standards and cleared by Intertek Testing Service (ITS).
A staff of approximately 500 people assures that the production process runs smoothly and client deadlines are met strictly. the top management is highly qualified and quality conscious makes sure that all products are of international standards, which is why the Company in over 27 years of operations has never had an order rejected.
This remarkable record shows to the whole world that Pakistani manufacturers can be competitive on a global scale. Three years down the line when there will be no textile quotas there is going to be very tough competition to meet international quality standards, making international lab testing a prerequisite towards survival in the global export trade. In this context companies like Knitwear, which are already meeting these stringent quality control standards will be the only ones to be able to compete internationally. This is a wake up call to Pakistani manufacturers and time to learn from companies like Knitwear on how to compete successfully globally.
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