It is one of the largest construction group innovators of the roofing solutions in Pakistan. Since 1969, Izhar is well known for its many pioneering solutions in construction and roofing solutions.
Continuing its legacy, Izhar has now stepped into agriculture and food sector. Izhar has done again in agriculture, what it did 6 decades ago in construction with its pre-cast roofing solution.
Creating an impact in agriculture sector, on similar footings as of its founder six decades ago in construction, Izhar Group has taken bold and innovative step in agriculture. fulfilled the idea of converting barren, non-cultivated lands into high value agriculture producing lands. Thus, Izhar Farms Pvt. Ltd was born.
For the last 5 years, Izhar Farms has successfully grown olives and grapes plantations into sizeable barren lands of Kalar Kahar region. Izhar has introduced innovative and modern drip irrigation system on slopes, water storage, olive plantation and more.
The Group today comprise of following companies:
- Izhar Construction (Pvt.) Ltd.
- Izhar Steel (Pvt.) Ltd.
- Izhar Concrete (Pvt.) Ltd.
- Izhar Housing (Pvt.) Ltd.
- MEP Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd.
- Izhar Energy Services (Pvt.) Ltd.
- Izhar Foundation for Research & Development
- Izhar Farms (Pvt.) Ltd.
Pakistan has never been known for growing olives as generally olives are believed to be a produce of Mediterranean region. For the first time ever in Pakistan, Izhar Group has taken the initiative of growing Olives and Grapevines in Potohar Region of Punjab, Pakistan. Izhar Group is known for its bold innovative and pioneering projects.
Izhar Farms (Pvt.) Ltd. is also called Kalar Kahar Farms or KK Farms, synonymous to the well-known hills of Kallar Kahar. it is located at 6 km on Talagang – Kalar Kahar road, comprising almost 550 acres of land. It is one of the most difficult lands for cultivation because of the uneven mountainous landscape. There is a water channel flowing south to north through the farm lands, is known as Ghabir. Izhar has developed water wells in this river bed which is the source of water round the year.
To irrigate the farm, water is lifted through various pumps from the wells. A state of the art drip irrigation system is laid out to irrigate its plants. Water storage tanks at hill tops keeps water available for the drip system to feed each and every plant on the farm.
For the last 4-5 years, almost 40,000 Olive plants and 20,000 Grapevines have been planted. Other fruits such as Peaches, Almonds, Citrus, Nectarine , Fig and more are grown on experimental basis. The world famous Spanish, Italian, Greek and Tunisian varieties of Olive plants were selected for plantation. Intensive research and development works including nursery propagation, drip irrigation, land development / preparation and all other aspects of modern farm were taken into account. For our own plant requirement, nurseries were developed, that provide certified olive plants and grapevines. A target of 50,000 numbers of plants each of Olives and Grapes will be reached in next two years.
What Izhar has done was not an easy feat. It has shown that barren, hilly, marginal lands can be converted into productive lands. One of the factors that made it happen was the engineering and construction background of Izhar Group. With Patience, dedication, commitment, hard work and above all Allah’s blessing, Izhar Group has shown that Olives can be grown on barren and marginal lands of Pakistan, an area which was never known for olive growth.
Izhar Farms aims to bring best quality, pure products such as Honey, Fresh Extra Virgin Olive oil, table olives, Grapes, Peaches, Dates to our Pakistani consumers. On the other hand, a nursery is developed to produce acclimatized true to type quality plants of olives and grapevines that bring fruiting better than those of imported plants. Our teams are working with zeal and zest for new industry to grow fast and bring better solutions in agriculture sector as well as food sector of Pakistan.