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Khalil Ahmed

Menace of poverty

  It would not be wrong to say that poverty in our country is the result of low economic growth, relocation of industry, high food inflation, rising joblessness, warlike conditions, stagnant industry, slowing services sector, energy shortfall, poor governance, gender discriminatory practices and non-availability of credit to the micro and small-scale industry. Poverty is not the issue only in Pakistan however, it is essential to address this issue at the …

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Pakistan tourism is growing and should depict safe

  Interview with Mr Paul Midy — Global Ceo jovago.Com Profile: Paul Midy is the Global CEO of Jovago, which is an international venture by Rocket Internet specializing in online hotel booking. He completed his undergraduate studies from Ecole Polytechnique, France after which he went to Columbia University in New York to pursue his graduation. After completing his education, he worked for seven years at McKinsey & Company where he …

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Online technology available to get access to free and quality education

  Interview with Ms Tara Uzra Dawood – President, Dawood Global Foundation PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Tara Uzra Dawood: I am the CEO of Dawood Capital Management Ltd and the President of Dawood Global Foundation and LADIESFUND. I have studied at Cornell University, Oxford University and Harvard Law School, and am a member of the New York Bar. LADIESFUND is the National Women’s Awards, women and youth …

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Pakistan greatly needs to bring the percentage of skilled labor higher to boost its human capital

  Singapore and Philippines are the role models in making improvement in our workforce Interview with Ms. Maleeha Bangash, Deputy CEO – Habib Asset Management Ltd PAGE: Tell me something about yourself and your professional achievements, please: Maleeha Bangash: My family originally hails from Kohat, a small town in the North West of Pakistan, (now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), and I was born in Kohat. My parents decided to settle …

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Transport and logistics vital for growth of Pakistan trade

  Interview with Sayyid Mansoob Hasan, An analyst PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Sayyid Mansoob Hasan: I have over 23 years of experience. I have worked with non-banking financial industry at senior positions like CFO, HIA and Director. Since 1995, I am engaged in Public Practice as a Cost & Management Accountant and Management Consultant. My firm MANSOOB & CO. is providing solutions to business problems of the …

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Curriculum modification with approach of regional relevance and taking up latest pattern can help meet education standard

  Govt must revive policy of grant in aid to all educational institutions to participate in educational development Interview with Professor Rais Alvi – Director, Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology Profile I was born in Lucknow, UP, India. I completed my intermediate education there. Then I migrated to Pakistan and did my graduation and post graduation from university of Karachi. During my more than 50 years of career …

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Empowering of women a necessity to streamline csr activities in Pakistan

  Interview with Mr Abrar Hasan – CEO, National Foods Limited Profile Mr Abrar Hasan has been with National Foods since 1993 where having worked in different areas of the organization, he was appointed as Chief Executive by the Board of Directors in the year 2000. Prior to joining NFL, he was Plant Director at Precision Rubber Products Limited, where his responsibility was to overview all the manufacturing operations. Moreover, …

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Foreign fast food chains face mixed competition to achieve economies of scale; investment environment conducive in Pakistan

  Interview with Mr. Rafiq Rangoonwala – President, Pakistan Food Association Profile: Mr Rafiq Rangoonwala is with the quick service restaurants (QSR) industry since 1980 and has managed several brands like KFC, Hardees, Pizza Hut, Burger King, TGI Fridays, Pizza Express etc. in several countries. Presently, he is the President of Pakistan Food Association as well. Burger King was introduced in Pakistan in 2014 and started its operations in Karachi …

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Focus on second and third tier cities will be a more feat for foreign food chains; added govt help still needed

  Interview with Mr. Naim Anwar — President & CEO, Crescent Star Foods Ltd Profile: Mr. Naim Anwar is the President and CEO of Crescent Star Foods Limited, which owns Master Franchise of Texas-based American fast food chain Golden Chick and also Sindh and Balochistan rights of UAE-based chain Bombay Chowpatty. Golden Chick has a large variety of products with Fried, Roasted and Grilled Chicken and it’s Golden Tenders enjoy …

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Anis Associates aiming high to become Pakistan’s first fully integrated halal firm

  Interview with Mr. Nasib Ahmed Saifi – CEO, Anis Associates PAGE: Tell me something about your organization: NASIB AHMED SAIFI: Anis Associates (Pvt) Ltd started functions in 2002 and is located in 4 K-M Raiwind Manga Road, Distt. Kasur, Pakistan, with an aim to become Pakistan’s first fully integrated Halal Meat Company. Anis Associates (Pvt) Ltd is a leading and innovative supplier of top quality red Halal meat products …

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