10 Pakistani Entrepreneurs Who Started With Nothing

Starting a business is not a big deal but maintaining its integrity and return on investment and taking it to the next level is a thing to count. That’s why the successful entrepreneurs have the view starting a business is not a child play until you are fully aware of how it is difficult to swim against waves. Having passion and determination is not enough. This field requires a chess player mind who knows who to play well around sixty-four squares. Here we are listing some Pakistani entrepreneurs who started from nothing or from scratches or from a small amount. Our list contains all hard working Pakistani entrepreneurs. Maybe there are some that are corrupt in your eyes but our aim is to highlight their struggles only.

1. Mian Muhammad FazalMian Muhammad Fazal

A man who started from nothing and become the owner of one of the largest electronics group Orient Group of Companies in the country. He is Mian Muhammad Fazal who along with his hardworking team make the company one of the leading electronics company in the country.

2. Sir Adamjee Haji DawoodSir Adamjee Haji Dawood

A man who gain popularity from four words “Your Problem is Solved” that he said to the team send by Quaid e Azam seeking the aid of Sir Adamjee Haji Dawood for the newly build state. Sir Adamjee Haji Dawood was a renowned philanthropist and businessman who started the business as a trader of matches, jute, and rice.

3. Muhammad SharifMian Muhammad Sharif

People now know the Sharif Family for having a political background but the main behind this fame is Mian Muhammad Sharif the father of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Mian Muhammad Sharif was a self-made industrialist and the founder of Ittefaq Group of Companies Pakistan.

4. Agha Hasan AbediAgha Hasan Abedi

Agha Hasan Abedi the founder of the world’s seventh largest private bank named Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). Agha Hasan Abedi is said to be one of the most successful Pakistani bankers. However, his founded bank was collapsed because of the alleged involvement in money laundering case.

5. Sadruddin HashwaniSadruddin Hashwani

Sadruddin Hashwani is the founder of one of the largest groups of Pakistan The Hashoo Group. Sadruddin Hashwani started his business life in 1960 as a cotton trader and now his group emerged as Pakistan’s premium conglomerate with a diversified international business portfolio.

6. Seema AzizSeema Aziz

One of the most successfully female entrepreneurs in this history of Pakistan who had proved much about his country. She started a clothing lane and produce world’s finest fabrics. Seema Aziz is the Managing Director of Sefam Private Limited that is the largest fashion retailer in Pakistan.

7. Salim GhauriSaleem Ghauri

Salim Ghauri is one of the most successful tech entrepreneurs in Pakistan. He is managing the one of the most successful IT companies Ntesol Technologies. He is also the founder of the company. His dedication is not only defined to NetSol, yet again as an entrepreneur, his services are expanding daily to the global regions. At present, the Honorary Consul of Australia for Punjab and in addition, he has chaired the Federal Government’s ICT Task Force.

8. Taher A KhanTaher A Khan

Taher A Khan, the man who founded one of the leading advertisement companies Interflow in the country. This main along with his dedicated team revolutionized the way of advertisement and publication is Pakistan.

9. Hanif RajputHanif Rajput

Hanif Rajput a man who started his professional life in the country as an employee of the Avari Hotels but with his dedication and hardworking he proved he can do more. Later on, Hanif Rajput started his own catering business. There is no magic and jackpot except the real dedication of Hanif Rajput towards his way to progress.

10. Mian Amir MehmoodMian Amir Mehmood

Mian Amir Mehmood is the leading name of a successful entrepreneur in Pakistani education line. Mian Amir Mehmood is the founder of the University of Central Punjab and Chancellor of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University.


Noor Mani is senior tech correspondent and renowned professional writer from Pakistani local Newspaper Weekly Multan. She is a P.E.C accredited Electronics Engineer and has wide vision over technology and local media industry scope. She is now a Managing Editor at Web.PK. You can email her at noor @ web.pk.

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