Karachi, September 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI) organized a dinner in honor of Chairman Port Qasim Authority Mr. Agha Jan Akhtar at DHA Creek Club recently.
Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry led by its Patron in-chief and Founder President Mian Muhammed Ahmed, Acting President BQATI Mr. A. Rasheed Jan Mohammed and Member of Managing Committee along with leading business leaders of Bin Qasim area were present on the occasion.
Mian Muhammed Ahmed, Patron In-chief and Founder President-BQATI, welcomed the Chairman PQA and appreciated the role of PQA in this difficult time and termed BQATI and PQA as partners in progress for the growth of economy of the country. He said that trade and industry are driving force of the economy and BQATI is committed to facilitate Industries of the Bin Qasim industrial zone.
He that the BQATI enjoys a very cordial and excellent relationship with PQA, which is mutually beneficial to both entities and contributes positively to the overall economic activity of the area, In fact, the industries located at Port Qasim Industrial Zones are playing pivotal role in generating revenue and employment, most of them are multinational and have brought considerable foreign direct Investment in the country. He further elaborated that the Port Qasim being industrial port has a great potential, however, lack of infrastructure facilities and utilities are the greatest obstacles for any further progress.
On the occasion Mr. Rasheed Janmohammed, Acting President BQATI briefed that Bin Qasim Zone holds great potential for attracting foreign and local investment due to its unique location being adjacent to the port having modern shipping facilities. It was emphasized that if the energy and certain administrative problems are addressed BQATI expect more investment in the area, which will not only create employment but will give a tremendous boost to the Industrialization.
He said that a lot of industries in the port industrial area are not coming on stream owing to energy shortage and law and order situation. He said BQATI would continue to serve as the bridge between trade and industry and government functionaries. He said we are actively working at a pace to achieve our goal to have friendly business environment and despite the current economic challenges, we are confident that we will deliver.
Chairman PQA said the PQA is in good position to expand its industrial activities owing to huge land owned by the port authority, he said “It is the only port in Pakistan that has its own industrial zone,” adding that we know that there is need for improving infrastructure for which we have asked concerned authority to improve its system,” he said. The PQA is working to improve infrastructure in its industrial zone to make it the first choice of shippers and industrialists.
The Chairman PQA, who was accompanied by his high level team, assured BQATI to look into the various problems and the suggestions put forward by the Association and it was agreed to maintain level of close interaction to achieve the desired objective.
These views were expressed at meeting and networking session with Managing Committee of Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry, BQATI, on the occasion Mr. Haroon Agar, President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Jawed Bilwani Central Chairman Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association, Mr. Pervez Ghias CEO Indus Motor, Mr. Asif Saad, CEO Lotte Chemical Pakistan Ltd, Mr. Bashir Jan Mohammed, Chairman Westbury, Mr. Mashkoor Alam, IFFCO Pakistan, Mr. Zain Bashir Gul Ahmed Textile, Mr. Faisal Memon Orient Textile, Mr. Ikran Nabi Engro polymer and Chemicals Pakistan Ltd. Mr. Javed Khan WR Edibe Oil, Mr. Abdul Khaliq Shaikh DIG Traffic, Mr. Shakil Ashfaq, Chairman Legal and Finance Advisory Committee BQATI, Mr. Naved Shakoor, Chairman Law and Order Advisory Committee BQATI, Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed, Chairman Utility Committee BQATI, Mr. Salim Dada, Mr. Amin Dawood, Col Asadullah Chughtai and Mr. Adnan Zafar Member Managing Committee BQATI were also present on the occasion.
For more information, contact:
Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI)
Old MCB Building, Near Chairman Secretariat,
inside port Qasim Area, Port Qasim Authority,
Port Qasim, Karachi 75020 Pakistan
Tel: +9221 3473 0111
Fax: +9221 3520 6870