If you’ve ever dragged a group of friends to a glitzy mall in Pakistan, you’re likely to spot the white-and-gold Agha Noor bags dangling down many an arm. Often, these are the only ones that don’t compete with megabrand Khaadi’s multi-coloured carriers.
That’s because Agha Noor isn’t an established brand. It masters retail even as it goes a little wacky and has fun with fashion.
Seema Aziz, the owner of Be One brand Pakistan, is a successful business woman and philanthropist. She was chosen as a member of the Council of Business Leaders formed by Prime Minister Imran Khan in October 2018.
She is the founder and co-owner of Bareeze, Pakistan’s largest high-end fashion brand, which offers timeless, high quality embroidered classics (unstitched fabric). Her company has a large distribution network and operates outlets in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and the UK.
Her philanthropic work goes beyond the business; she founded the CARE Foundation in 1988 to build schools and provide quality education to underprivileged children in Pakistan. The CARE Foundation currently oversees the education of 300,000 children in 888 schools.
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Sefam (Pvt.) Ltd.
Founded in 1985 with a singular mission of producing and retailing quality embroidered fabric, Sefam has since branched out to produce and distribute several multidisciplinary brands. Each brand boasts a state of the art design studio and uses innovative fabrics and technology to create pieces that are no less in quality than their global counterparts.
The company also has an impressive embroidery production capacity and was the first in Pakistan to import state of the art computerized schiffli machines from Saurer Stick Systems, Switzerland.
The company currently owns and operates Bareeze, which is Pakistan’s premier retail outlet of the embroidered textile variety. Its 57 outlets nationwide are spread over seven cities, with another 10 overseas. The company also owns Sarena Industries & Embroidery Mills, a fabric processing plant that processes some 4 million meters of fabric per month. The largest of the lot, it is one of the most technologically advanced factories in the country and has been hailed as the country’s top manufacturer of chikan fabrics.
Yunus Brothers Group
The Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) has a rich history of textile trading. It was established in 1962 and turned into one of the largest conglomerates of Pakistan in a period of four decades.
The Group has diversified its business interests and proved its strength in local and international markets by virtue of its outstanding achievements. The Group is a major player in cement, textiles, power generation and commodity trading.
YBG’s portfolio has been expanded through acquisitions, investments and partnerships. Its businesses are key players in their respective industries and bring robust knowledge of customer needs to the table.
YBG also owns 55% of ICI Pakistan Limited, a chemical company that produces polyester staple fibre and pharmaceutical, agrochemical, soda ash and animal health products. Its production facility is located in Port Qasim, near Karachi, and is the only manufacturer of polyester staple fibre in Pakistan.
Lucky Motors corporation Limited
Amongst the many automakers that have set up in Pakistan, Lucky Motors corporation Limited is probably one of the most successful. In fact, the company has already launched two Kia vehicles – the wildly popular SUV Sportage and the small hatchback Picanto 1.0L.
The Kia cars have been a hit with the local market, and are proving to be reliable and affordable as well. The company is hoping to bring more globally recognised automobile brands to its plant in Bin Qasim.
In order to help develop the automotive industry in Pakistan, Lucky Motors presented a detailed proposal to the government to promote a local ‘Make in Pakistan’ car. However, this was not included in the final policy.