Bashir Tahir and Pervez Shahid Resign from Warid/Wateen

Members Board of Directors, Warid Telecom and Wateen Telecom and the key players of Dhabi Group, Mr. Bashir Tahir and Pervez Shahid have reportedly resigned from their positions, reported ‘The News’ and we have confirmed with multiple sources as well.

Paper said that the resignation from both the brothers came due to personal reasons.

Mr. Bashir A Tahir happened to be the CEO of the Abu Dhabi Group, and a Member of the Board Advisory Committee and Board Audit Committee for Bank Alfalah Limited.

Mr. Tahir was honored with one of Pakistan’s highest civilian awards, the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2005 in recognition of his role in various facets of banking, financial advisory and investments in Pakistan.

On other side, Mr. Pervez Shahid was the top person for Warid, Wateen and Bank Alfalah in Pakistan. Officially he was executive in-charge of strategic planning division, Bank Alfalah and authorized power of attorney holder for Warid Telecom.

Both of the brothers were running all the Dhabi Group’s business activities in Pakistan, which includes: Wateen, Warid, Bank Al Falah, UBL, Raseen Telecom, Razi Health Care, a Sugar Mill, a construction company and more.

Both the resignations came after Tariq Malik’s departure from Wateen, who happens to be a close ally of Mr. Bashir and Mr. Pervez.

We know that Mr. Zouhair Khaliq is flying to Pakistan to look into matter. CEO Bank Al Falah and Warid are already in Dubai to discuss future strategy and policies. It is expected that Mr. Zouhair Khaliq will become the top guy from the group in Pakistan.

Update: Sirajuddin Aziz, CEO Bank Al Falah has said that Sheikh Nahayan has asked Mr. Bashir Tahir to advise him on various matters. Mr. Bashir Tahir will also take care of one of Dhabi Group’s unit in Pakistan.

This news has is co-reported by Sidra Jalil

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • JK

    BAD NEWS as both personalities were generous and more than loyal to Pakistan (No Doubts) and i think this is a major loss of Pakistanis. i have deep regrets on this departure

    • Ajmal Soalngi

      sir, do you any contact number of both brothers as i hv an outstanding receivable against Mr. Naeem Amin Nephew of Both brothers. Please

      • ANGARA

        Great men, even during their life time, are usually known to the public through a fictitious personality; hence, the modicum of truth in the old saying that no man is a hero to his valet. Bashir Tahir and his wife are worse than the anti-christ himself to those that served them.

  • Kamal

    Both individuals have played a very important role in enhancing the banking and telecom sector of Pakistan and not to forget over a Bilion Dollars direct foriegn investment. Good luck to both of them for future.

  • Nuclear

    These guys were responsible for bringing the single largest foreign investor to the country and making a large consortium providing employment to around 15-20K Pakistani’s…. All the best to them for the future

  • White Corona

    With new people new ideas land in. this is what is not only needed for companies but in the nation as well.
    as for this change, i see the vision and the efforts of both the board directors being carried forward with extremely amazing people such as Zouhair Khaliq. let us see how this will bring new growth and energy in the group… because i see it happening.

    cheers

  • Dany

    Both these individuals have given Pakistan a lot and i wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
    A change brings in new idea’s and a new vision .
    Lets see how the new entries will bring a new growth in the group because there is a lot of potential in all the industries the group has its fingers in and i think the new addition will add immense value to the organization. I think Zouhair Khaliq has done it before and will do it again .

    Good Luck

  • Eagle One

    This was a really shocking news indeed, both brothers fully committed themselves to uplift the country’s economic scenario in nearly every industry and this is evident from the award Mr. Bashir A Tahir was given by Pervez Musharraf. But as we age, I guess we all look forward to enjoying the retirement stage of our lives and i think that’s the case with Mr. Tahir and Mr. Shahid. I wish them good luck for their future endeavors and get ready to welcome the new vision and leadership.

  • Ajmal Soalngi

    I have an outstanding of Rs. 1.732 million to the (Mr. Naeem Amin) nephew of Mr.Pervaiz sahab & tahir Sb, but since two years continuously, Mr. Naeem is giving me lip services without paying any penny, even I had raised this issue to Wateen Telecom at higher level in March 2011 but no one is helping me. I request through this mail to both brothers Mr. Tahir & Pervaiz Sb to intervene this matter and ask to naeem amin why he doesn’t pay my labor liability against labor work executed in Nara Chundko Sindh for laying of USF Optical Fiber deployment. No one listening me, please help me, as we paid our blood in earning our livelihood which is just labor payment. Regards (you can also contact me at my cell number 03332087281

  • Muzaffar

    BAD NEWS as both personalities were generous and more than loyal to Pakistan (No Doubts) and i think this is a major loss of Pakistanis. i have deep regrets on this departure. I know them very well.

  • Mazhar Naqvi

    These guys were responsible for bringing the single largest foreign investor to the country and making a large consortium providing employment to around 15-20K Pakistani’s…. All the best to them for the future. God will help people through their best people around and both brothers doing their best helping people without any reward. God Bless them.

    Mazhar Naqvi

  • Karma Kami

    I cannot stop laughing.

    It has been one year since both brother Bashir Tahir and Parvez Shahid resigned from Abu dhabi group.

    Facts: in one year, Warid still is in loss, and the average sales per day they achieved, in NOW achieved once a week. HAHA!

    In one year Wateen sales per day are now HALF of what they used to be in Dec 2010.

    In one year Al Razi Healthcare sales are LOWER than what they were in January 2011.

    In one year Bank Alf Falah opened few more branches to have 400 total branches, please tell me how did they reach that number? 390 were achieved by them during their tenure of 13 years of hard work.

    Abu Dhabi Grouop is on a drip….money is pouring in, and they are making no money. Wateen was planned burnt.

    The brothers are legend, and Abu Dhabi Group will eventually shit down operations in Pakistan within next 1-3 years.

  • Amal

    LONG LIVE BOTH BROTHERS AND MY LOTS OF GOOD WISHES FOR THEM.

  • Amal

    BOTH BROTHERS WERE LEGENDS ,ARE LEGENDS AND WILL ALWAYS BE LEGENDS!!!!!!!!
    LOVE YOU BOTH……

  • Danial

    My best of luck for both of them. Danial Ahmed khan