Ashraf W. Tabani

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Ashraf W. Tabani (17 December 1930 – 16 July 2009) was a Pakistani businessman and politician who was the Governor of Sindh and the Provincial Minister of Finance, Industries, Excise and Taxation between 1981 and 1984 during Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq's term of office as the President of Pakistan. He was born to Tabani business family and belonged to the Gujarati-speaking Memon community. [1] [2]

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References

  1. Pakistan ’s Memon Benefactors
  2. Pakistan and Gulf Economist, Volume 6, Issues 1-26. Economist Publications. 1986. p. 145. Mr. Tabani belongs to the Gujrati speaking community which has a strong hold on the commercial sector of the country.

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