October 10, 2017 / BY Faizan Shahzad

4 lessons we can learn from Aqeel Karim Dhedhi's life

Pakistan as a country and Karachi as a city have not seen many business tycoons in limelight in recent years. Notable figures such as Aqeel Karim Dhedhi are the only ones in this country to have crossed lines of imagination and succeeded in making huge money. Aqeel Dhedhi never engaged in dirty business and always went for simple but innovative business and investment ideas and reportedly Aqeel Karim Dhedhi’s worth is more than US$ 1 billion. Although many media groups ran campaigns against him, all the allegations regarding AKD scam and AKD fraud proved to be wrong. Only a few can understand and extract his approach towards turning one into hundred and hundred into thousand. His life is full of mysteries and miracles that many tried to decode but have achieved nothing other than failures.

There is a lot to talk about how he managed to run multiple businesses at one time. Because, it is not an easy task to control various investments at one time, but Aqeel Karim Dhedhi did so. Here in this article, we are going to highlight some of the major life lessons that can easily be extracted from his life. Believe it or not, if you get to act on at least two of these lessons you can actually make a great deal out of your life.

1. Never stop helping others.

From the start of his life, Aqeel Karim Dhedhi always helped those who were deprived of basic facilities for a standard life. Whether it be education or health, he has donated for many sectors and has been among the top charitable people in Pakistan. He has also been awarded Sitara-e-Esaar by the government for his welfare services towards those in need. Currently, he is serving as a trustee and board member of health centers like The Indus Hospital, The Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital and the Resource Development Committee of Agha Khan University Hospital.

2. Always think big - and even bigger.

Having a large kingdom of companies, ventures, and investments under AKD Group having setups in fields such as telecom, real estate, trading, and infrastructure. He could have stopped long back ago but he didn’t. Thinking big was his thing and he still believes in expanding his business like never before. Every now and then there is a news of him investing in a new venture.

3. Play your role in women empowerment.

In a society driven by patriarchal domination, Aqeel Karim Dhedhi dared to take a bold step. It would even surprise you. Well, all the major businesses of his are handled and controlled by Aqeel Karim Dhedhi daughters. Maybe you can do the same and make women around you more empowered by letting them do things like running businesses following AKD’s example.

4. Never cease your love for food. 

To the surprise of many fans, Aqeel Karim Dhedhi has an immense love for food. He once said in his interview on a TV channel that going against the advice of doctors, he frequently eats desi foods like Nehari, Paaye, Karhayi and various Kebabs.

So, are you willing to act on these pieces of advice? Well, we bet you are.

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