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Being one of the oldest multinational companies in Pakistan, Shell's global history dates back to in Indo-Pak 1903 when Shell Transport and Trading Company and Royal Dutch Petroleum Company decided to merge and supply petroleum to Asia. The name of the company in 1928 was Burmah Shell Oil Storage and Distribution Company in India with the merger of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Burmah Oil Company. Its history started with Burmah Shell Oil Distribution Company of Pakistan, which became Pakistan Burmah Shell (PBS) Limited in 1970 when Pakistani investors gained 51 percent of the shareholding.

Being the third largest cement company in the country, Maple Leaf Cement (KSE symbol: MLCF) possesses an asset base of Rs 31.9 billion and equity of around Rs 14.6 billion. It was incorporated in 1956 as a result of a joint collaboration between West Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation and the government of Canada. The company is located at a favourable location at Daudkhel (District Mianwali) in Northern Pakistan; an area known to be stuffed with raw materials required for the production of cement.
In the decade after the 2003-04 deregulation of Pakistan's telecom sector, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (KSE: PTC) - a long-time state monopoly that is now run by private management - continues to be the largest telecom carrier in Pakistan. PTC has held onto its multiple telecom licenses - eg fixed local loop (FLL - landlines), wireless local loop (WLL) telephony, mobile telephony (Ufone), long distance & international (LDI) telephony, and broadband.
Rizwan Ali Hamdani, Country Manager- Pakistan, has been a part of the Xpress Money family for almost a decade, successfully undertaking assignments both in the UAE and Pakistan. Rizwan is a home grown talent whose work is fuelled with passion to drive Xpress Money to the No 1 position in Pakistan. Through the years Rizwan, who believes in building sustainable relationships, has been responsible for progressively expanding Xpress Money's operations in Pakistan through partnerships with various financial institutions such as NBP, UBL, MCB, BOP, JS Bank, BOK, DIB, Tameer Microfinance Bank, PPCBL, Summit Bank, KASB, Telenor & Ufone amongst others over the past few years.
Mohammad Raza Saeed, the CEO of, holds a Bachelor's degree from LUMS and is determined to bring Pakistan into global IT map by launching ground breaking technology products that can have global impact. was formed in 2003 and has become the largest community based automobile website in Pakistan with more than 300,000 registered car and motorcycle enthusiasts. The website has around 18 Million pages viewed every month, where people search for classifieds, cars and motorcycles as well as discuss and share auto-related issues, information, pictures, videos, etc with other members.
JS Bank Limited (JSBL) was formed in 2006 by the merger of Jahangir Siddiqui Investment Bank (Ltd) and the commercial banking operations of American Express Bank (Pakistan) Ltd JS Bank Limited also possesses a Primary Dealer license for government securities from the State Bank of Pakistan.
Being in insurance business for over 60 years, IGI Insurance is the fourth largest private sector non-life insurer in Pakistan, holding a decent market share of 5 percent. It is headquartered in Karachi and is part of the renowned Packages Group. The company deals with local as well as with multinational enterprises and maintains presence in seven cities across the country. It caters to the needs of 4,000 corporate and 19,000 individual customers. According to the statistics published by the company, it settled 152,794 claims worth Rs 5,497 million during 2006-2013.


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln