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Rashid Haleem, Executive Director of MilkVille and Everfresh Farms, has been in the milk business for the past six years. In this interview with BR Research, Rashid, a graduate from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) shares his views about pasteurised milk, the emerging milk segment and the issues faced by it. Below are selected excerpts from the interview.

In this interview with BR Research, Zahid Ullah Shinwari sheds light on how businesses have fared in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa over the last many years of war on and beyond its western borders. Shinwari, a graduate from Islamia College Peshawar, also talks about Pak-Afghan trade as well as Afghan transit trade and how Pakistan lost the Afghan market to Iran. Below are selected excerpts from the interview:
Siemens first office of the subcontinent was established in Lahore in 1922. Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company Limited is amongst the KSE100 companies. Its footprint in Pakistan started with first cable laying project in Karachi. In 1932, the company was incorporated as Public Limited Company in 1963 and established a factory for motors and transformers in addition to the production of switchboards. Later in 1976, the firm introduced diesel generating sets.
Established in 1942 in Bombay, Habib Insurance is part of Habib Group and was relocated to Karachi in 1947. Being in insurance business, the company focuses on fire, marine, motor, engineering and miscellaneous insurance. Also, the company has reinsurance arrangements with one of the leading reinsurers including Hannover Re, Scor Re, Korean Re, Trust Re, Best Re and Pakistan Reinsurance.
Sunrays Textiles Mills Limited (KSE: SUTM) was established in 1987 as a public limited company and is listed on Karachi Stock Exchange. Sunrays, owned by Mian Mohammad Ahmed as Chairman, is part of family group of companies, Indus Group of companies that is the leading textile group in Pakistan, operating in the sector of yarn manufacturing and cotton ginning. Indus group has been engaged in the textile industry since 1955.
Last week, BR Research met Imjaz Latif, the CEO of Sheikhs of Sialkot. Established in 1981 Sheikhs of Sialkot is one of the top three leather manufacturers currently operating out of Sialkot. He is the member of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The business he is currently heading includes a tannery and a separate garment stitching unit. In this interview, Latif gives a brief overview of leather industry in Pakistan, its issues, and prospects, and also sheds light on the performance of his company.
Below are selected excerpts from BR Research's sit-down with the President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry:


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