AKD Group

What talent occurs is a working capability that leads you to be admired. And then brilliance comes that makes you lead the excellence and success. Representing Karachi as the true definition of Metropolis and strong economy contributors we certainly have some names who are glorifying the city of light with fair and robust reputation. These group of industries and co-operations have made an out class contribution in the economy of Pakistan and are still boosting it up.

Mr. Dhedhi has been known a leading business tycoon from Karachi. Everyone completely knows his undeniable position in stocks and finance. With having hold in everything this man is leading the success and greatly contributes in up raising of Pakistan’s economy. With the set of skill and vision, Mr. Aqeel has set a marvelous example that dedication is must to have a piece of Gold.

Working in finance, stocks, real estate, and infrastructure this man has strengthened his claws in Telecommunications as well. M3Tech Pakistan (previously known as AKN Messaging Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd.) is a joint venture formed in 2004 between M3Tech Malaysia and AKD Ventures (Formerly known as TMT Ventures Pvt. Ltd). In a short span of 7 years, M3Tech Pakistan has achieved a market leadership position in the mobile value added industry of Pakistan, specializing in providing telecom grade VAS products & Services including Asia’s largest copyrighted mobile content library (comprised of Pakistani (Urdu & Regional Language Content), Bollywood, Western, Arabic, Malay, Chinese and Thai content). M3Tech is proud to have the honor of serving the largest number of corporate clients in Pakistan, enabling them to establish mobile interactivity and effective consumer interaction with their brands and services. M3Tech Pakistan offers unmatched expertise in powering a variety of mobile platforms and technologies such as SMS, MMS, IVR, GPRS, 3G, Streaming, Web, WAP, STK, and ODP.

While making this revolution possible by enabling mobile messaging, billing, content and service management solutions for brands across different vertical markets delivering Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Marketing & Mobile Business Solutions, M3 Tech is at their forefront. Being connected while on the move is no longer a luxury but has become a necessity in the new information society, and this, in turn, has sparked a revolution.

Telecommunications is one of the most growing fields nowadays that secures the charm and need of time simultaneously, growing too fast mobile networking is one of the main leads in business and telecommunication services that are the key requirement of the time. M3 Tech gives an outrageous performance in services with the collaboration of Pakistan’s mobile operating networks. Telecommunications and marketing, are the most demanded fields which have been successfully recruited by the lavishing ideas and boosting of Mr. Dhedhi. M3 Tech Pakistan (Private) Limited, is the name of excellence by serving in all great fields, the five great telecommunication networks of Pakistan Mobilink- Warid, Ufone, Telenor, and Zong are associated with this company. Not limited here Etisalat, Maxis, Digi and other international names are also linked with it. Moving towards consumer products we find great brands with them including P&G, Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Walls, Colgate-Palmolive, LU, Tapal in other great names he has set his strong impression over these. In financing field, this company has set the aim of betterment with the renowned name of Pakistani finance and banking including Habib Bank Limited, Samba Bank Limited, United Bank Limited, Standard Chartered, Allied Bank Limited, NIB Bank and other international financial cooperation as well.


Aqeel Karim Dhedhi, a strong man and a robust tycoon


How it all started for Aqeel Karim Dhedhi

However, the world compliments him for being a self-made and self-dignified man. His own take on himself is the complete opposite. For AKD it all started with his father being his life tutor. He himself in an interview for some web news said, and we quote” I am not self-made, all I am is because of my father. We have our difference earlier in life, he wanted to restrict me towards studies and I have no interest in that. But my father never left me, even when I was stubborn. I have gained all my practical experience by being under my father.”

Family business status, pre-partitioned

Haji Abdul Kareem, father of Aqeel Karim Dhedhi has his business expanded to Colombo and Chittagong even. Their business categories lie from the stock market, gold future, textiles, and engineers. With all the glory of being called industrialist, HAR and sons, enjoy the autonomy of having a preference share hold of the kathiyawari industry.

AKD thanks his father’s far visionary, which forced them to migrate and shift everything prior to the partition. In 1946, a year earlier than partition AHR was already on the Pakistani side of the sub-continent. All of which work out to be in their favor.

They manage to maintain a name and brand in constructions, imports and exports right after coming to Pakistan. And we all know their success from that point on.

Being so indulged in business, how does he manage a private personal life?

As a quite shock, AKD has nothing under his control. All of his business is being controlled by his daughters. Where his eldest daughter is looking after, AKD Securities, his other two daughters are responsible for AKD Investments and Constructions, respectively. He himself claimed to only intervene when needed and rest for the whole day (if he can).

How does he see his achievements?

From one of his many ones on one interview, AKD himself called them the biggest idiot, who thinks he has everything and has achieved it all. He sure has a different sense of work ethics in him, with his father being his role model. Who even at the death bed was so active and energetic that, AKD himself wants the same for himself. In his eyes, he has done nothing extra and his journey of success and struggle is going to be a lifetime venture.


Any tips for the newcomers?

Aqeel Kareem Dhedi has been a student of his father’s clever vision. A lot of his stock hacks and tips revolve around his early days learning, that he achieved formally from HAR. For the newcomers however he has some really interesting tips.

One of the most popular traits he suggests to almost everyone is to be a value buyer and not a speculator. His father once told him, that the key to success lies in being a great investor only, and not in being a critic speculator. According to him, newcomers should focus on the basics first.