MAQBOOL AFRIDI | CEO & FOUNDER | GWADAR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES (PVT) LTD.
On successful completion of 30 years of the Army service, got retirement in 2005. Served on different command, staff and instructional appointments at different organization including General Headquarters (GHQ) and School of Infantry and Tactics (SI&T), Quetta. Has the honor to command an Army unit under United Nations in Somalia (UNOSOM – II) for a year from 1993 – 1994 and has also served in Saudi Arabia for two years.
Has done military courses in Pakistan Staff College (PSC), Quetta and Pakistan Technical Staff College (PTSC), Rawalpindi. Has done National Security Workshop (NSW-9) from National Defense University (NDU), Islamabad and Executive Course 02-2 at Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS), Hawaii, USA. For meritorious services, has been awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military), TI (M) and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military), SI(M), by Pakistan Army.
After retirement, formed own companies namely “M/s Gwadar Business Associates (Pvt) Limited” and “Gwadar Builders and Contractors (GBC)”. Launched a Residential, Commercial and Industrial / Warehouse project, namely, “Gwadar Development Authority Industrial Scheme Number 3” (GDAIS#3) and a multi storied building “Gwadar Tower” at Gwadar.
Has vast knowledge about the development of Gwadar – CPEC and has special interest to develop Gwadar. The development of Gwadar was conceived in the year 2000 and wrote different papers on Gwadar – CPEC including “Gwadar – A Role Model”, “Build Gwadar and Develop Pakistan” and Gwadar – CPEC – OBOR & The Great Game. For last many years, is advocating Gwadar – CPEC and a free-lance advisor to the potential investors.
Has given the concept of “Golden Route”, starting from Gwadar till China / Central Asian Republics. Is vehement exponent of Gwadar and believe that Gwadar – CPEC has destined to change the economic outlook of Pakistan and the region, and Gwadar will become economic epicenter of the world, where whole world will have trade & business.
Was elected as the Chairman of Gwadar Builders and Developers Association (GBDA) in order to convert the dream of Gwadar’s development into reality.
He was appointed as Chairman Standing Committee on, “Gwadar Promotion & Development” by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) from 2013-14.
Presently he is member CPEC Committee of FPCCI from 2015 till date. To say least, has a bright vision about Gwadar and will always be remembered amongst the pioneers of Gwadar.
CEO & FOUNDER
GWADAR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES (PVT) LTD.