We have come very far from trading goods via silk route, what started as a small trading business has now culminated into one of the biggest private entities in Afghanistan. Looking at the hindsight, we started off with our first store in 1910, which was at Andkhoi (Faryab Province), and then turned to the wholesale business in 1971. The group joined the petroleum industry in 1998, which has ultimately become our prime source of revenue generation. During the year 2009, our group has entered into yet another area which is banking sector, by opening a commercial bank in Afghanistan under the name of "Ghazanfar Bank". The group has recently made a construction company by the name of Ghazanfar Construction, which is seriously planning to get involved into mega construction projects. We are planning to get involved in real estate and Investment projects in Afghanistan as well. One of the primary goals of our group is to make reasonable investments in Afghanistan, both in the development of its infrastructure and its human assets. The country's society has been seriously challenged due to the demonstration brought by recent wars. The development of its infrastructure would certainly take more time and effort. The development of the citizens of this war-devastated country would certainly take more time and superhuman efforts. The group is endeavoring to its subsidiaries to offer jobs, training and confidence building measures, so as to improve the living standards of the common people of the country. As all of us know that the entire world is passing through a very critical phase both economically and financially. The depression faced by the world economy has also adversely affected the business activities of all of us. However it will be pleasing to note that our group has withstood all such storms without much affecting or eroding our business activities. We govern our institution based on the values and virtues that have been passed down to us by our elders who started this trade. We believe in honesty, accountability, equality and transparency. We have incorporated those values in our corporate governance as a result of which all our employees and clients have been more than satisfied working for us and would recommend anyone to work with us as well. We will remain determined to build a culture where talent is recognized and rewarded with opportunity, where each employee has a chance to achieve his/her potential, and where the best do better.
At the end, I would like to thank all our customers and employees for their trust in us and for their commitment towards us. It's all your efforts that have resulted in the group being successful over the years
Al-Hajj Mohammad Ibrahim Ghazanfar
Chairman Ghazanfar Group