Our Brief History

We launched www.OpenDoors.Pk back in 2009 for sharing class notes, slides, and quizzes with our students. With the passage of time, we gradually added more contents to the site. These included annual reports of the companies listed at the Pakistan Stock Exchange, monetary statistics, macroeconomic data, and much more. These contents attracted significant attention from all over Pakistan.

We received a large number of requests for additional data as well as for guidance on research methods. Responding to all such requests was simply not possible due to time and other constraints.  Further, collecting additional data and updating existing data sets seemed impossible without getting paid help from others. Therefore, we decided to add a paid section to our website. The paid section of the website proved to be a life blood for the website.

Gradually, we added several paid services to the website. We also started work on collecting ownership structure data, ownership data, CEO compensation data, share prices and financial data, any many other datasets. Since data collection from the annual reports is not a single man’s job, we had to hire data entry experts. Today, we have several data entry operators, and data verifiers who enter and verify data from original sources such as companies annual reports and websites.

Why US?







Is our data reliable?

All the data entry procedures, variable definitions, and quality checks are designed by Dr. Attaullah Shah, who is a tenured Associate Professor of Finance. His research profile can be read towards the end of this page. The datasets are regularly checked against false enteries, incorrect figures, or human mistakes. Further, the role of data entry and data verification are kept separate to guard against data minipulation.

Some of Our Clients

Students and faculty members from the following universities have used our data in their research. Also, dozens of Pakistani students who are studying abroad have used our datasets in their research. Since the list is long, we are posting just several names below for reference.

Our Portfolio

Years of History
Software Projects Completed
Data Orders Fulfilled
Satisfied Customers

Team Leader

Dr. Attaullah Shah is the founder of www.OpenDoors.Pk and www.FinTechProfessor.com. He is a prolific researcher, software and web developers, and a teacher. He is a tenured Associate Professor of Finance and has received the best university teacher award from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He is also the chief Editor of the Business & Economic Review, that is an X-category journal of the Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar. To read more about Dr. Attaullah Shah, please see his profile page.

Dr. Attaullah Shah
Dr. Attaullah ShahCEO & Founder