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Industrial Development

The Pakistan Armed Forces have established a number of organizations for running industrial and commercial enterprises. These organizations provide employment for ex-servicemen, besides creating job opportunities for others. These organizations include Army Welfare Trust (AWT), Fauji Foundation and Shaheen Foundation.


 Army Welfare Trust
Industrial Enterprises

Army Welfare Trust industrial sector enterprises are:

  • Army Welfare Sugar Mil (Badin) 
    Annual sugar production average around 45,000 tons.
  • Army Welfare Cement Plant (Nizampur) 
    The plant has a capacity of producing 2,000 tons per day.
  • Askari Cement Factory (Wah) 
    Total assets of this plant exceed Rs. 7 billion. It is the first cement plant to be awarded ISO-9002 certification. It has a capacity of producing 1 million tons per annum.
  • Army Welfare Woolen Mills 
    The plant has an average daily capacity of producing 2,000 kg of yarn.
  • Army Welfare Pharmaceutical Project 
    The plant is currently manufacturing basic analgesic drugs. The production of formulated medicines is also planned at a later stage
  • Mobil Askari Lubricants Limited 
    A joint venture with Mobil Corporation USA for lubricant blending is located at Hub.


Financial /Services Enterprises

Presently the Trust is running following projects:

  • Askari Commercial Bank Limited.
    Askari Commercial Bank was incorporated on 9 October 1991. The initial public offering of Rs. 120 million was over subscribed 16 times. Presently, it has 28 branches located in the country. It was also declared “the Best Domestic Bank in Pakistan” by Euro money Magazine in 1994 and by Asia Money Magazine in 1996.
  • Askari Leasing Limited
    Its investment portfolio is over Rs. 3.5 billion. It has achieved status of the top leasing company of Pakistan in terms of business and assets holding. “ASKAR”, an auto leasing scheme, has received a highly encouraging response.
  • Askari General Insurance Company Limited 
    Askari General Insurance Company is still a developing organization, with bright prospects.
  • Army Welfare Trust Housing Schemes 
    Has started housing schemes in Lahore, Peshawar and Islamabad.



 Fauji Foundation
Industrial Sector
Fully owned Projects Nos Production
Sugar Mills  3 12,300 Metric Tons / Day
Experimental 1 2,500 cress Seeds Multiplication Farm
Fauji Cereal/Corn 2 200 Metric Tons/Day Complex
Fauji Polypropylene 1 20 Million bags per Project annum.
Foundation Gas 1 350,000 Domestic & Project
85,000 Commercial consumers


 Public Limited Companies


  • Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited – Goth Machhi 
    The total capacity of the plant is 1.33 million metric ton per year.
  • Mari Gas Company Limited – Rawalpindi
    Supplies gas to Fauji Fertilizer Company, Pak Saudi Fertilizer Company, Engro Chemicals and WAPDA.
  • Fauji Oil Terminal – Port Qasim Karachi
    The terminal has the handling capacity of 9 million tons of heavy furnace oil per annum.
  • Fauji Cement Company Ltd
    The plant has the capacity of 3,000 Metric tons per day.
  • 157 MW Kabirwala Power Plant
    The total cost of the plant in US$ 170 million. The plant is designed to generate 150 MW electricity.
  • Di-Ammonia Phosphate Plant
    The plant has been set up at Port Qasim at a cost US$ 370 million.


 Social Sector

Fauji Foundation is supporting a large number of welfare projects where free medical care, subsidized quality education and free technical training to over 8 million ex servicemen and their dependents is provided. These are:

  • Medical 
    Over 28 million patients have been treated since inception of this project in mid fifties. Present state of its facilities is:
Hospitals 12 (1479 beds)
Health Centre
Mobile Dispensaries
Static Dispensaries
Artificial Limbs Centres 2
  •  Technical Training                                    
Technical Training Centre 66
Technical Training Centre 9



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