KARACHI: Founder of ARY Group Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob passed away on Friday after protracted illness. He was 69 years old.
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.
President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the chief ministers of provinces and other dignitaries from every walk of life condoled with the bereaved family over the death of Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob and paid tribute to him for his services for the country.
Special prayers being offered at mosques today for eternal peace for the departed soul. Special prayers will also be offered at the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia in Delhi and at shrines in Pakistan for eternal peace of Haji Abdul Razzaq.
Moreover, at Golra Sharif and at Gosha e Durood Minhaj ul Quran special prayers have been arranged for the eternal peace for the departed soul.
Haji Abdul Razzaq was also a philanthropist and reamained head of the World Memon Organization (WMO), 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.
Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Trust, founded by Haji Abdul Razzaq, also working for the downtrodden and poor people and extending help to thousands without discrimination of caste and creed.
With his hard work and struggle, he introduced the ARY Group on the national and international level.
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.