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Pakistan’s Richest Man Defies Terrorism to Expand Bank Empire

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    Pakistan’s Richest Man Defies Terrorism to Expand Bank Empire

    Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- On a September evening when many of Pakistan’s 165 million people were breaking their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, billionaire Mian Mohammad Mansha, the country’s richest man, was deciding whether to buy an Indonesian bank.

    A phone call to his Lahore office interrupted him: Turn on the television, his son Hassan implored.
    The Marriott Hotel in Islamabad was in flames after terrorists had detonated a truck packed with explosives.
    The blast, in a security zone less than a kilometer from the presidential residence, killed 53 and injured 266........
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