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, 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. 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).