Pakistan-based Ghani Global Group has set-up a state-of-the-art air separation plant near Lahore, in the name of Ghani Gases Limited.

At a cost of over Rs 1bn ($12.4m), the project in Pakistan is underway and production of gases began in the second half of May.

During its first phase the plant will produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon gases, which are to be supplied to the hospitals, steel mills, oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical companies and other industrial units.

The company has set-up a distribution net work throughout the country and has appointed experienced agents, while the management of the Ghani Global Group consists of present and ex-directors of Ghani Glass Limited - a known name in Pakistan’s glass industry.

Ghani Global Group reportedly has plans to set-up another state-of-the-art gases manufacturing plant in Karachi.

Karachi is the largest city, main seaport and now the financial capital of Pakistan. It is also the home of Pakistan’s largest corporations involved in the textiles, shipping and automotive industries, and apparently serves as a major hub of higher education in South Asia.