Hamid Dawood Habib
Hamid Dawood Habib was a prominent Pakistani banker and philanthropist. His father and uncles founded the Indian sub-continent's first Muslim-owned bank, Habib Bank, in 1941. Mohamed Ali Jinnah requested the Habib Brothers to relocate the bank from Bombay to Karachi when Pakistan was founded in 1947.
Hamid Habib's distinguished career in industry and commerce included appointment as Chairman of the Export Promotion Bureau, Government of Pakistan, and he also served as Federal Minister.
Through the Habib Education Trust, he initiated and sustained numerous public welfare projects including the Habib Institute of Technology, the Habib Public School and Habib Girls' School, the Ghulam-e-Abbas School and Dispensary and the Haidery Homes for orphan children. Through his efforts, the Habib Medical Trust operates a 100-bed hospital, the Masumeen Hospital.
Compiled by:M A Sherif