Mir Azam (CEO)
City Mall Gulberg Lahore, who started his journey to businesses in 1986 by opening a small retail clothing shop named "Mir Azam Cloth" at shop-5, 60-Shadman market Lahore, an entrepreneur. Having engaged in retail business for next ten years, in 1998 he took an initiative of staring wholesale business and got big success because of God gifted Entrepreneurial skills. If you allow me to say, how Mir Azam became so successful in a very short span of time? He has the inbuilt ambition to spread happiness around his friend circle and all-time readiness to help those in need. From here, he thought of spreading his business and in 2001, he entered in the construction industry due to exponential growth in real state construction business. He laid down the foundation of Ittihad developer.
He constructed the first project at "defense more" by the name of khan tower. This tower got the huge attraction of small businessmen and every corner of the tower was sold out shortly. At this stage, he became a millionaire, so he extended his horizon of thinking for others from close circle to whole community. From here he started supporting others especially young entrepreneurs, as an investor. Many young boys got started their own business by his financial support. As Mir Azam is a visionary businessman, so he always remains engaged in a state of thinking beyond his time. Due to having direct exposure and a good connection in clothes, shoes, readymade garments, he started off making his old dream of constructing latest, state of the art multi-story shopping mall to encompass all three fields under one roof, true. Really, it was a big dream but not for Mir Azam, who had fed many families to make the owner of their own businesses. It's a rule "be kind to other human beings Allah will be kind to you". As he heard news of selling 5k, he bought this ideally located plot from "Seth Abid" a well-known businessman and landlord in 2013. No doubt this was a big deal of Mir Azam's life. He thanked Allah for his help in buying 5k. From here starts a new phase of his life, now he became a highly quality conscious person. He wants to make state of the art plaza. 2013 till date, he spent his maximum time in searching, surveying, evaluating, benchmarking, how quality becomes reality? He hired one of the best architects of Lahore Khalid owner landmark for designing. Rejecting many designs, finally, a foolproof aesthetically attractive design be finalized. Point to be noted here, this is a unique location of having 500 ft. front corner plot, no other place matching the grace of city mall in Lahore. It's 16 stories high rise shopping mall, 3-floor basements for parking, 4 floors for a shopping mall, 1 floor for entertainment, remains 8 floors for an apartment, corporate offices and branded hotel with separate entries. Now few lines of thinking back of mind, the approach wasn't of making merely a shopping mall but of building Pakistan through businesses. So it was decided collectively to involve someone from overseas Pakistan for their confidence in investing Pakistan. Overseas construction of Saudi Arabia was brought near to city mall. They evaluated on their own and decided to be part of this one of the lucrative opportunity in Lahore. Truly speaking they were afraid of investing initially that as they come closer to Mir Azam Chrismation personality. They not only got agreed to invest but to make it permanent feature by venturing Ittehad and overseas as Ittehad overseas construction. This is first project of Ittehad overseas construction and in coming future it would become a trade mark of success in Pakistan. Last but not the least, when Mir Azam was asked whom he give credit for all his success in business. He replied spontaneously and bluntly, to my mother. Without her prayers and unshakable trust and love I would have done nothing. Crux of the story is respect your parents and get your desires be accomplished in life and hereafter.