Anwar Pervez the richest Pakistani origin British citizen who made his fortune after land in UK and working as bus conductor tells, Sometimes in my dreams — the happy ones, not nightmares — I am back in Bradford, driving a bus and feeling content with life.
Billionaire Anwar Pervez founder the Bestway Group while talking to media from his business empire headquarter in the North West London borough of Brent, told, Even after several decades after his bus-driving days in the industrial city of Bradford, he still has his earliest memories of life in the Bradford.
Even several decades after bus-driving days, sometimes in my dreams, I am back in Bradford roads, driving a bus and feeling content with life.
Sir Anwar Pervez who belong to Thathi village of Gujar Khan, recalls his days in Pakistan before moving to England, he use work as a telephone operator for Rs96 a month and most of my salary would be spent
As a child, I had to walk four miles to get to primary and middle school, along with the rest of the village. When I came of age for high school, the closest one was 38 miles away in Jhelum, so I had to live away from home during my studies.
He told, if I would have lived in Pakistan, I would have died. After arriving in UK in 1950s, I saved some money and one by one sponsored all of my family members here in UK, in the early 60s.
Together we made it possible to dream of a business a whole sale business under Bestway. He credits his success to “99 per cent hard work and honesty and 1 per cent to his luck.”
Bestway Group has a controlling share of United Bank Limited. There are subsidiaries in the UK, the Middle East and Switzerland.
Sir Anwar Pervez, now 84, is estimated at worth £3.534bn making him among richest British Pakistani in the UK.
His nephew Zameer Chaudrey, the chief executive and co-founder of the Bestway Group is the second British Pakistani on the list with a net worth of £1.755 billions.