Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob


Nationality: Pakistani

Born: May 7, 1944

Born Place: Surat, India

Died: February 21, 2014

Death Place: London, United Kingdom

Organization founded: ARY Group


Abdul Razzak Yaqoob (7 May 1944 – 21 February 2014) was a Pakistani gold bullion trader who founded ARY Gold in the United Arab Emirates and later ARY Media Group.

He was born in Surat, British India to Memon family in 1944 which later migrated to Karachi after partition.


Yakoob moved to the United Arab Emirates in the 1960s and started gold business with an outlet in Dubai. He founded ARY Group in 1972 and launched a private television channel ARY Digital in 2000.

He was associated with the ARY Gold bribery case in which he paid a bribe to then Finance Minister of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari to get exclusive rights to import and trade gold in Pakistan.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 4 July 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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