Welcome to the world of the AKD Group! It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to one of Pakistan's leading business groups. Having grown from humble beginnings to a multi-industry/ multi-faceted business group over the last 40 years, we remain firmly committed to our founder's basic philosophy that the customer is our raison d'etre.
Underpinning our strategy and spread across all aspects of our operations, we maintain an unwavering focus on meeting the needs of our clients. From unmatched excellence in research and brokerage for domestic and foreign institutional investors to a revolutionary online stock trading platform to insightful investment and advisory services across telecom, natural resources and real estate development, our byword is customer care.
Pakistan has faced a challenging time over the last 3 years, particularly within the backdrop of a global economic slowdown. However, a population of +180mn coupled with growing per capita income provides a strong case for robust domestic demand which is already leading to a rebound in asset prices.
While challenges remain, I believe Pakistan now faces an inflection point as the Government's policies become entrenched to address chronic structural imbalances. That said, I am confident that Pakistan's economy is now on a sustainable higher growth path and the AKD Group will continue to remain in support of the Government's policies and will work with our clients to partake in the unfolding of investment opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors in the country.
Aqeel Karim Dhedhi