KARACHI: Founder of ARY Group Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob passed away after protracted illness, ARY News reported on Friday. He was 69 years old. Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob left a widow and five daughters behind.
The head of a prominent business group of Pakistan Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob was born on May 7, 1944 in Surat city of Gujarat in India.
He played an important role in the national economy of Pakistan by leading a key business group of the country.
Haji Abdul Razzaq was also a philanthropist and reamained head of the World Memon Organization (WMO). The WMO is a charity organisation that runs schools and hospitals for the poor, gives scholarships to deserving students and also provides financial support to underprivileged people around the world in addition to building mosques.
With his hard work and struggle, he introduced the ARY Group on the national and international level.
He founded ARY Group in 1972. Haji Abdul Razzaq made Dubai the base for his business. His brother Haji Muhammad Iqbal also worked alongside him.
ARY Group headed by Haji Abdul Razzaq played a pivotal role in promotion of business activities in Pakistan. The Group also played key role in promotion of media industry in the country.
Haji Abdul Razzaq won several national and international honors for his performance in media industry and other sectors.
President of Pakistan, Prime Minister, Governor and Chief Minister of Sindh and the people from all walks of life have expressed their sorrow and condoled with the bereaved family on the sad demise of Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob.