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GCG is currently engaged in and/or pursuing the following Projects and Strategic Initiatives:

TECHNOLOGY (CAR-HIRE) :-

United Kingdom (Car-Hire Industry): GCG is a Strategic Shareholder in the London-based Bid World Group (http://www.BidWorldGroup.com and http://www.BidCar.London). BidCar, under the auspices of TfL (Transport for London), has developed a state-of-the-art Application which facilitates the Car-Hire process through a competitive bidding process. The main objective is to provide the cheapest possible fare options to commuters across the most expensive cities, whilst incentivizing the Drivers with the lowest possible commission in the industry. This unique initiative is being launched from the City of London, followed by all the major cities of the World, across all continents in the medium-term. The "App" has been developed and tested successfully and contains the "Guardian" feature, mainly to ensure the safety and security of all the passengers whilst relaying all the relevant information to the passengers' loved-ones in real time.

Pakistan (Management of Marriage Events): GCG is the Founderof a Lahore-based company (http://www.ShadiWelcome.com), which is engaged in facilitating the complete cycle of Marriages' Management. As such, all the service providers required for any "Marriage-Event" have been consolidated at one platform, thus offering the customers wide range of competitive, as well as, quality options.

EDUCATION :-

United Arab Emirates (Educational College): GCG is a Strategic Shareholder in the Dubai-based Educational Institution (http://www.PACdubai.com), which has been providing professional education across the finance and accounting disciplines (including but not limited to, CA, ACCA, CPA, CFA, CIA, CMA, CISA, FIA, etc.) to hundreds of students. PAC-Dubai is an off-shoot ofPAC-Pakistan (http://www.PAC.Edu.PK) which was established in Lahorealmost 3 decades ago. The institute has been educating more than 6,000 students on an annualised basis, from 5 purpose-built campuses. More than 1,500 students have been qualified from PAC since its inception.

Gulf, Sub-Continent and the East African Regions(Educational Colleges): PAC-Dubai has plans to establish its professional colleges in Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Jeddah, Colombo, Dhaka, Karachi, Islamabad and Nairobi in the near future.

Pakistan (Vocational Institute): GCG is a Strategic Shareholder in Ali Hazza & Company, Islamabad, Pakistan (http://www.HazzaInstitute.com), which has signed a 15-year Public-Private-Partnership Agreement with the Government of Pakistan to provide vocational education (particularly in Engineering and Construction Trades) to 22,000 Pakistanis annually. In this regard, the first purpose-built institute has been construction on one of the two 40-kanals (20,000 square meters) plots of lands at 39-H, Islamabad. The formal training classes are expected to commence soon.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT :-

Afghanistan: GCG is a Strategic Partner of International Home Finance & Development (http://www.IHFD.com), which is targeting the potential development of Parcel 1, Phase 1 in the Kabul New City Development ("KNCD"), a multi-billion US dollar initiative by the Government of Afghanistan. GCG has been playing a strategic role whilst providing various Business and Financial Advisory Services in this mega-development. The Project aims to construct in excess of 13,000 housing units and over 3.3 million square meters of commercial space, on 455 Hectares of Land.

250 Hectares of land has already been acquired by the Promoters and the commencement of ground-breaking is expected following the financial close.

In addition, the initiative includes the launch of a mortgage finance company, which will be established in Afghanistan, merely to facilitate the mortgage requirements for the Afghani Nationals.

TRADING :-

United Arab Emirates (Wholesale Trading of Fruits & Vegetables): GCG is a Strategic Shareholder in a Dubai-based fruits and vegetables wholesale company, which owns a purpose-built cold storage facility and a trading office in the Fruits and Vegetables Market in Dubai.

FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY :-

East Africa (Commercial Banks): GCG has now initiated the process of establishing Islamic Commercial Banks in Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan. In addition, it is in the process of setting-up a general takaful company in Kenya as well.

Pakistan: GCG has partnered with an international accounting, auditing and consulting firms to provide various Business Advisory Services to establish a Life Insurance Company in Pakistan.