Karachi: Mian Abrar Ahmad, President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) convened meeting of all Seven Industrial Towns Associations to apprise them of the meeting held with Dr. Asim Hussain, Minister of Petroleum Natural Resources on the issue of load-shedding in the industrial areas.
Siraj Kassam Teli, Chairman, Businessmen Group apprised the participants about details of the deliberations which lasted for about 3 hours and also attended by CEO KESC and MD SSGC. On demand of KCCI and intervention of Minister, it was agreed that KESC shall discontinue load-shedding in the industrial areas of Karachi wef 3rd October, 2011.
Speaking on the occasion, Siraj Teli said that the Businessmen Group (BMG) of KCCI was committed to “Public Service” since last 14 years maintaining vibrant interaction with superior hierarchy of the Federal and Provincial Governments to promote trade and industry and resolve the genuine issues.
He requested all the participants although we have settled the issue for the time being but we should all stick together for future and decide a system whereby such recurrences could be dealt with under the platform of KCCI with unity as we cannot the afford the industry to suffer any kind of load-shedding which causes heavy losses to business and industrial community and government exchequer and ultimately could create law and order situation and unrest of labour.
These two particular issues viz. electricity and law and order are most important and all the Industrial Town Associations must remain united. He said that in view of joint efforts the KESC has temporarily discontinued load-shedding and to permanently resolve the issue, the seven industrial town associations should raise uniform voice under the umbrella of KCCI.
It was resolved to form a committee comprising of President and Senior Vice President of KCCI and Chairmen and Senior Vice Chairmen of Seven Industrial Town Associations to consistently remain in touch with each other on two issues or any other common issue as and when required.
Mian Abrar Ahmad, President KCCI stated that it was unanimously resolved to form the committee to jointly coordinate on law and order, electricity issues and all the Chairmen/ representatives of Industrial Town Association ensured to remain united and work together under the umbrella of Karachi Chamber accordingly.
The said committee will make and implement joint strategy to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all industrial zones of Karachi and resolve allied matters. It was also unanimously decided by KCCI and Chairmen/ representatives of Industrial Town Associations that in case of disruption in supply of electricity and load-shedding, a joint action will be taken by KCCI and Seven Industrial Town Associations and payment of electricity bills shall be discontinued.
Meeting was attended by President-KCCI Mian Abrar Ahmad, Chairman, Businessmen Group and former President KCCI,Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairmen Businessmen Group and former Presidents KCCI, Tahir Khaliq, Zubair Motiwala, Haroon Farooki, Senior Vice President KCCI Younus Muhammad Bashir, Vice President Zia Ahmed Khan, former President KCCI Majyd Aziz, Chairman S.I.T.E. Association Irfan Motan, Chairman Federal B Area Association Masroor A. Alvi, Chairman Landhi Association Ziad Bashir, Chairman North Karachi Association Abdul Rasheed Fodderwala, Vice Chairman Korangi Association Tariq Malik, Vice President S.I.T.E. Super Highway Association Faisal Moin Qureshi,Vice President Bin Qasim Association Abdul Rasheed Jan Muhammad and other representatives of industrial town associations.
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