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Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) is the largest E&P Company in Pakistan, in terms of market capitalization, production, exploration acreage and profitability. The E&P firm has been operating for more than 50 years in Pakistan, currently having 62 blocks, of which 29 were awarded just last year.

Formed in 1932, under the leadership of Mr Ghulam Muhammad, EFU General Insurance stands as the leading insurer in the private non-life insurance sector of Pakistan. The company was incorporated with the financial support of Agha Khan III and the Nawab of Mughal. The company is offering insurance servicing in areas of property, marine/aviation, motor and other miscellaneous products.
BR Research met with Mian Muhammad Mansha - the country's prominent industrialist and entrepreneur. Following is the edited transcript of a very candid conversation with him.
Meet Adnan Siddiqui - widely known as a turnaround specialist in the mutual fund industry. Currently working as the Chief Executive Officer for Primus Investments, Adnan carries more than two decades of experience in the NBFC sector at senior positions. Since 2002, he has been playing an instrumental role in the development of asset management sector. His last assignment was with Askari Investment Management Limited as the CEO.
Pakistan's Consumer Price Index (CPI) is in the process of being rebased. Consultations for rebasing have begun and the plan is to change its base from 2007/08 to 2015/16; and thereafter every ten years. You might be inclined to think that the change in CPI is purely a technical matter and that as such it should best be left to those who deal in economic statistics. But think again. The rebasing of CPI index effectively means changing the items in the basket (and its composition) of goods and services whose prices are tracked to measure inflation.
Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL) is a public limited company that has been listed on the country's main bourse since 2002, although its presence in the country dates back considerably having been set up in 1981. As its name suggests, the company's primary business is the production and distribution of cement. The company emerged as a result of a joint venture between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia with an initial capital outlay of Rs1.5 billion including a foreign exchange component of USD45 million. The company is a part of the Pharaon Group of companies that also has other interests within the country including oil and gas, power and real estate sectors.
Pakgen Power Limited (PKGP) was incorporated in Pakistan in 1995 with the registered head office of the company situated in Lahore. The principal activities of the power company are to own, operate and maintain an oil-fired power station having gross capacity of 365 MW in Mehmood Kot, Muzaffargarh, Punjab, Pakistan. The shares of the company are listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange and Lahore Stock Exchange.


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln