Founded the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which was the seventh largest private bank until 1991.
He founded the United Bank Ltd. in 1959 prior to attaining even greater success with the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
He started the Infaq Foundation, a charitable organization that supported medical and technological advancements.
He was born in Lucknow, India, to a Shia family.
He and Imran Khan were both involved in charitable work for the betterment of Pakistan.