In the early 30s, under the inspiration of the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, there began to appear signs of economic renaissance of the Muslims of India. Shipping, Airline, Banking and Insurance companies made their debut.
In 1932 in Calcutta, Mr. Ghulam Mohammed, a far sighted man, who later became Governor General of Pakistan, established an insurance company with financial assistance from the H.H. Aga Khan and H.H. Nawab of Bhopal. The company was named Eastern Federal Union Insurance Company Ltd. It was registered in Calcutta and operated in undivided India and Burma. Its business was both General and Life Insurance.
In 1947, on the birth of Pakistan, EFU (as the company was called), found a new country and rapidly established itself as a progressive and innovative insurance company. It provided the emerging insurance industry the leadership, the manpower and the drive needed to grow in a situation where at that time three-fourths of insurance business was held by foreign companies.