Tejari enters Pakistan

Tejari, the UAE based business-to-business online marketplace, is entering the Pakstan market via a partnership with the Hashoo Group, a Pakistan conglomerate engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, hoteling, information technology, mining, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, travel and tourism and real estate.

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By  Colin Edwards Published  August 9, 2006

Tejari, the UAE based business-to-business online marketplace, is entering the Pakstan market via a partnership with the Hashoo Group, a Pakistan conglomerate engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, hoteling, information technology, mining, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, travel and tourism and real estate. In a move that signals the growth and adoption of e-commerce among the business community in one of Asia’s fast emerging nations, Hashoo will run Tejari Pakistan offering online procurement services to government departments and the private business community in Pakistan. The service is due to be fully operational by the end of the year. “With all the large scale investments in the public and private sector, Pakistan is growing at an accelerated rate and expanding across all business sectors. In order to meet these needs and demands of a growing nation, it essential that the business communities have access to online procurement of goods and services,” said Murtaza Hashwani, CEO, Hashoo Group. “As one of the largest business group in Pakistan, we are well aware of the market and business trends in the country and will be able to replicate the success that Tejari and its e-procurement solutions have demonstrated in other countries across the Middle East”, he added. All registered companies can use Tejari Pakistan to compare and buy products and services. It will also allow companies to network with buyers and suppliers in Pakistan and the Middle East region. “Tejari has been aggressively targeting new markets to cultivate greater adoption of online procurement. Pakistan is one such market which has tremendous opportunities and exhibits huge growth potential,” said Omar Hijazi, CEO of Tejari. "Our aim is to continue providing superior e-commerce service and consultancy in addition to maximizing trading potential for the business communities in Pakistan” concluded Omar. Tejari has a strong presence in the Middle East region with offices in Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon and UAE. In the coming months, Tejari plans to sign on new members and expand its reach further in the Pakistani market.

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