Sultan Ali Lakhani

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Sultan Ali Lakhani
Citizenship Pakistani
Occupation Co-Owner of the Lakson Group, Publisher

Sultan Ali Lakhani is a Pakistani businessman and one of the richest persons in Pakistan. He holds a Phd in Economics from Karachi University. Sultan Ali currently holds the following positions:

  • Joint owner the Lakson Group
  • CEO of Century Publications (Pvt. Ltd.), Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Express, Daily Sindh Express & Express News Channel (Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Honorary Consul General of Mexico in Pakistan
  • Member, Senate (Upper House) of Pakistan from 1987 to 1994
  • Advisor to the Century Insurance Company Limited[1]

Career of Lakhani[edit]

Sultan Lakhani is the CEO of Express Media Group, the second largest media group in Pakistan.

Express is part of the Lakson Group which Sultan Lakhani chaired until 1988. He was elected as a member of the Parliament (Senate) from 1988 to 1994. Lakhani is also the Honorary Consul of Mexico in Pakistan. In August 2011, Lakhani received the HILAL-I-IMTIAZ,[2] Pakistan’s second highest civilian award, for ‘public service’ from the President of Pakistan.

Lakson was established in 1954 by Sultan Lakhani's father, Hassanali Karabhai, and is one of the largest and most diversified business groups in Pakistan.[3] The Lakhani family manages and owns companies that are industry leaders in their respective sectors including consumer non-durables, fast food, financial services, media, surgical instruments, technology, textiles and travel. Lakson’s brands include Colgate-Palmolive (Pakistan), Cyber.Net, Clover, Express News, McDonald’s (Pakistan) and Tetley (Pakistan).


  1. ^ "The Executive Committee". Century Insurance Company Limited. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Express Tribune - 67 to receive national awards today". Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Lakson Group of Companies". Retrieved 2 July 2012.