Najeeb Ahmed Family
The company affairs are Najib family affairs. Both Najib Ahmed and his wife, Fakhira Najib, are running the business together and were able to make FM Power99 a major brand in the country’s radio sector. Both have qualifications and experience in radio broadcasting. Both play individual roles to keep pace with fast changing business models as well as taking close look at local issues to focus on in radio programmes and increase listenership. Their radio station was ranked the 5th station among top 10 stations in the country, according to Gallup Pakistan audience data for 2018.
Before launching his own channel FM99 Najib Ahmed was a director in state public broadcaster Radio Pakistan. He is also programme director at the FM 99. Ahmed brought private sector broadcasters together to form a platform called ‘Association of Independent Radio’ to protect private FM radio stations’ rights. His wife, Fakhira Najib is Power 99’s managing director. She also leads an interactive radio instruction programme designed to improve literacy rates in public schools of Islamabad at Power Foundation where she serves as CEO. The project is called ‘Broadclass – Listen to Learn’.
Najib holds 67% of shares at the Communicators Private Limited, whereas Fakhira holds 19%. The remaining 14% are held by Bashir Ahmed, most likely a family member.
The Communicators (Private) Limited
An information request was request on 23 January 2019 through a courier company as well as by email. The email bounced back and sent again after getting another email address from the company’s FM 99 office in Islamabad. The media outlet did not respond even a reminder was couriered on 15 February 2019 and emailed on 17 February 2019. The station, however, provides information about CEO and other people working there on its website.