M. Dawood Khan

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Mohammad Dawood Khan
Born (1969-03-23) 23 March 1969 (age 51)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Residence Dubai, UAE
Nationality Template:PAK
Alma mater Orange Coast College
Orange County, California, United States
Occupation Chairman and CEO Prime Transport Limited, Abalena Capital Limited
Net worth Template:Profit US$26 million (2013)
Spouse(s) Shemaila Dawood
Children Mahreen D. Khan
Ayesha Dawood
Mahvish Dawood
Suleyman D. Khan
Hossama Dawood
Website
www.ptl.com.pk www.abalena.com

'Mohammad Dawood Khan’ محمد داؤد خان also known as M. Dawood Khan (born 23 March 1969 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan) is founder & CEO of Prime Transport Limited a prominent Pakistani industrialist and entrepreneur who is known for pioneering todays somewhat developed taxi system in the country.[1][2][3][4]

Khan is currently the Chairman and CEO of Prime Transport Limited & Abalena Capital Limited.

His focus on public transport industry of Pakistan has initiated number of improvements, which has resulted in getting it Economical, Reliable & Safe and to be somewhat of same standards as globally in major cities of the country and is progressing and nurturing under the local laws and entrepreneur development. Khan’s efforts helped public transport of Pakistan [5] to gain the status of an Industry in the country. He has helped change the public transport culture of Pakistan.

Khan is also the author of countries current transport policy. In 2006 he was assigned by the then President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf] to write country’s first ever transport policy, it is said that the policy was written by Khan and number of his personal staff by visiting & studying the Singapore’s Land Transport Authority & UK’s Public Carriage Office and took 6 months and over a million dollar to develop which he financed personally, without any government financial assistance or grant.

Khan's vision of Safe Drivers Creating Safe Roads has been highlighted at number of international forums including International Association of Public Transport UITP, He is the only Pakistani ever selected to speak at UITP conference on transport.

Personal life

Dawood Khan was born in Lahore to a humble Pakistan Air Force Officer, he did not have much privileged upbringing. His teenage years were spent in Los Angles from where he also started his career as an entrepreneur by venturing in to travel industry in Ontario California after completing his studies there.

Criticism

In 2006, Khan was highly criticized by media & Pakistan’s opposition parties in National Assemble & Senate[6] for being to close to the then President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz for taking undue favors for his taxi project.[7] allegation always denied by him.

According to number of his interview on national & private TV channels, this project was to revolutionize the public transport of the country wherein general public was to receive cheap, reliable and safe transport on specially designed London Black Cabs that were to be assembled / manufactured in Pakistan.[8] For the said purpose Prime Transport Limited acquired 400 acres of government land in Dhabeji, Thatta District of Sindh on market value.

References

  1. Recorder Reporter (9 December 2005). < "UK's Taxis To Be Manufactured By Pak Company". BUSINESS RECORDER. http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/news-articles-motorists-education/10099-uks-taxis-manufactured-pak-company<. Retrieved 9 December 2005. 
  2. Shueyb Gandapur (28 September 2005). < "London's black cabs to be assembled in Pak". BUSINESS RECORDER. http://orkut.google.com/c2007914-t4a6a4022a32ba8d9.html<. Retrieved 28 September 2005. 
  3. AAJ News Reporter (10 June 2006). < "London’s Black Cabs To Make Debut In Pakistan Soon". Aaj TV. http://aaj.tv/2006/06/londons-black-cabs-to-make-debut-in-pakistan-soon-ft/<. Retrieved 10 June 2006. 
  4. AAJ Business Reporter (16 October 2006). < "Pakistan Firm To Import, Build London Black Cabs". Aaj TV. http://aaj.tv/2006/10/pakistan-firm-to-import-build-london-black-cabs/<. Retrieved 16 October 2006. 
  5. Farhan Bokhari (4 July 2006). < "London’s Greater Horse Power Ousts Power Of The Horse In Lahore". FINANCIAL TIMES. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e435e144-0aec-11db-b595-0000779e2340.html#axzz3pQ4wpfhG<. Retrieved 13 June 2006. 
  6. AAJ News Reporter (19 January 2006). < "Import Of Motor Cabs Allowed Under Clear Policy, Senate Told". Aaj TV. http://aaj.tv/2007/01/import-of-motor-cabs-allowed-under-clear-policy-senate-told/<. Retrieved 19 January 2007. 
  7. Khaleeq Kiani (13 June 2006). "Black Cab Smell Of Scam". DAWN NEWS. http://www.dawn.com/news/196788/black-cab-deal-smells-of-scam. Retrieved 13 June 2006. 
  8. Barbara Plett (13 June 2006). "Pakistan Black Cabs". BBC. Archived on 19 June 2006. Template:Citation error. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsenglish/witn/2006/06/060619_taxis.shtml. 

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