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Kohinoor Textile Mills Limited forms one half of the illustrious Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group. The company is listed on the KSE with a whopping market capitalization of Rs10.3 billion. The company has come a long way since its establishment in Rawalpindi in 1953. Initially, its Rawalpindi unit comprised of 25,000 spindles. But since then, the company has added fabric processing facilities and additional production facilities. Today, Kohinoor Textile Mills boasts over 156,000 ring spindles and over 200 looms at its Raiwind weaving facility.

Initially established as State Cement of Pakistan in 1984, Kohat Cement emerged as a result of the government's privatization policy when it was acquired by private investors in 1992 through open bidding. At that time, the company operated a Romanian cement line with daily production capacity of 1,000 tons.
Roshaneh Zafar is the Founder and Managing Director of the Kashf Foundation, one of Pakistan's leading microfinance providers. Established in 1996, the Kashf Foundation has helped hundreds of thousands of low-income women lead lives of dignity through economic empowerment and financial access. It has received many accolades, including the Microfinance Excellence Award by the Grameen Foundation-USA for its groundbreaking innovations in the field of microfinance in Pakistan.
A meeting of the Board of Directors of The Bank of Punjab was held on Friday. During the meeting, audited financial statements of the bank for the year ended December 31, 2014 were approved by the board.
Earlier this month, BR Research caught up with Masoud Naqvi, one of the country's most senior and respected chartered accountants, who have been given the task to chair the 22-member Tax Reform Commission (TRC) formed by the Finance Ministry. What followed was a quick discussion on TRC's plans on the table, and how he thinks this time may be different. Below are edited transcripts of the short 45 minute sit down - just before his flight for Karachi from Islamabad.
Shezan has always been a household name in Pakistan. From its mango presence on the map of FMCG companies in Pakistan. Shezan was incorporated in 1964 as a joint venture between Alliance Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) of United States and Shahnawaz Group of Pakistan. In 1971 Shahnawaz Group purchased all shares of AIDC and made it a publicly traded company. Ever since then the company has been steadily expanding its production capacity over the years. It is now listed on both the Karachi and Lahore Stock Exchanges.
The history of "Servis" traces back to more than sixty years from now when three gentlemen pioneered it as a small scale business in Pakistan. At that time, it was involved only in the manufacturing of handbags and some other sports goods. From there, the company started progressing while also supplying its products to India at the time of partition.


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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 $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 20, 2015
Reserves $16.132 bln