Former director of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), Iqbal Ismail Calcuttawala launched his first book Footprints in the Sand — The Rise and Fall of Walmarts of India at an exclusive gathering of dignitaries from different walks of life at a local hotel in Karachi.
The book details the achievements of three Bantva companies that dominated Indian trade in the early 20th century. It also shed light on the pivotal role that Haji Habib Haji Peermohamed, Hoosen Kasam Dada and Sir Adamjee Haji Dawood played in the struggle for independence of Pakistan under the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam.
Ismail said that the book is a chronology of major institutions that formed the backbone of Pakistan’s economy then and even now are a part of it. He also said that he felt honoured to have penned down the birth, rise and fall of the ‘Walmarts of India’.
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