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also zem·in·dar  (zăm′ən-där′, zĕm′-, zə-mēn-där′)
1. An official in precolonial India assigned to collect the land taxes of his district.
2. A landholder in British colonial India responsible for collecting and paying to the government the taxes on the land under his jurisdiction.

[Hindi zamīndār, from Persian : zamīn, earth; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots + -dār, -holder; see dher- in Indo-European roots.]


(zəmiːnˈdɑː) or


(Agriculture) (in India) the owner of an agricultural estate
[via Hindi from Persian: landholder, from zamīn land + -dār holder]


or ze•min•dar

(zə minˈdɑr)

1. (in British India) a landlord required to pay a land tax to the government.
2. (in Mogul India) a collector of farm revenue, who paid a fixed sum on the district assigned to him.
[1675–85; < Hindi < Persian zamīndār landholder =zamīn earth, land + -dār holding, holder]
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Naeem Zamindar, Pakistan's Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Investment, said the UAE businesses "have shown a lot of interest because it is a very close by.
Zamindar has invited the Kuwaiti investors for taking the advantage of lucrative investment opportunities existing in different sectors of national economy and said that BOI would offer all kind of facilitation.
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The delegation headed by Board of Investment (BoI) chairman Naeem Zamindar is visiting Kuwait on an initiative taken by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, according to a BoI statement.
Zamindar, who is visiting Japan, today addressed a special meeting of the Keidanren on emerging business and investment opportunities in Pakistan.
This was informed by President of JETRO Yasushi Akahoshi during a meeting with Minister of State and Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Naeem Y Zamindar who called on him in Tokyo, a press statement received here Tuesday said.
Kiyoshi Miyake, Chair, Policy Sub-Committee, Committee on South Asia, Keidanren in his welcoming remarks thanked Zamindar for visiting the Keidanren and giving a special briefing on Pakistan's economy and investment framework.
Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Naeem Y Zamindar, who is visiting Tokyo met JETRO President Yasushi Akahoshi who apprised him of JETRO's activities in promoting trade and investment cooperation between Japan and Pakistan and presented the results of JETRO survey of Japanese companies in Asia released this month.
Naeem Zamindar also underscored the need to draw more overseas Pakistani business communities towards the country and on the need to integrate with China, which is most likely to transform into a 30 trillion-dollar economic wonder over the ensuing twenty-five years.
BHURBAN -- Board of Investment (BOI) Chairperson Naeem Y Zamindar has said that the government is going to conduct a meeting on March 1, 2018 in a bid to sort out all outstanding issues that affect Pakistan's ranking in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index.
The guest panel comprised of intellectuals, academics, policy makers and entrepreneurs including Stuart Smith (Director International Partnerships, at University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom), Sajjeed Aslam (Head of ACCA Pakistan), Naeem Zamindar (Chairman Board of Investments), Rashid Ali Khan (Chairman Nayatel), Sarim Sheikh (GE President and CEO of GE Pakistan) and Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq Founder and Chief Executive TMUC , Pakistan.