Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Abbreviation KCCI
Motto Contributing towards Economic Prosperity
Formation 1959
Headquarters Karachi, Pakistan
Region served Karachi
President Muhammad Haroon Agar (2012-2013)
Website www.karachichamber.com

The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, (KCCI) was established in 1959 and since then it has been serving the economy of Pakistan and has continuously contributed to its development and progress. The KCCI always tries to support and serve the private companies and help it to solve its problems.

History[edit]

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Karachi is premier Chamber of the country, representing the mainstream of economic activities by virtue of its location in industrial and commercial hub of the country. The present Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Karachi was formed in 1959 through the amalgamation of four trade bodies in Karachi at that time, namely, the Pakistan Merchants Association, Buyers and Shippers Chamber, Chamber of Commerce Pakistan and All Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry. It was registered under the Trade Organization Ordinance 1961, which regulates the working of the Trade Bodies in the country.

Composition[edit]

The Chamber is affiliated with the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry. It has two classes of membership, namely, Members and Town Associations. This Chamber has currently around 17,000 direct members both industrialists and traders. Seven Industrial Town Associations, namely, S.I.T.E. Association of Industry, Landhi Association of Trade & Industry, Korangi Association of Trade & Industry, Federal 'B' Area Association of Trade & Industry, North Karachi Association of Trade & Industry, S.I.T.E. Superhighway Association of Industry, Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry are affiliated with it.

Thus, the Chamber's effective membership comes to around 50,000. As a consequence of its location in a commercial, financial and industrial center of the country, it represents the main-stream of economic activities. It is considered to be the largest Chamber of Pakistan and the Sub-Continent. It is also considered to be the 8th largest business elective representative body of the world in terms of its membership base.

Management[edit]

The organization's policies and programs are determined by the 30 members of Managing Committee which are elected by the members, out of which have retire every year and in their place, new members are inducted through election. There are two reserved seats for Women Entrepreneurs. One seat each is reserved for representatives/nominations from Chamber's affiliated seven industrial town associations. The President elected by the members (General Body) and the Managing Committee every year elects Senior Vice President and Vice-President. President controls the working of office and staff and directs all matters of the Chamber, with the assistance of Senior Vice-President and Vice-President.

Union[edit]

Karachi Chamber of Commerce employees Union is working under the guidance of Mehboob Elahi Makhmoor and it complanined that Secretary General of KCCI is involved gross human rights violations and is threatening and abusing employees of KCCI and because of his behavior and continuously keeping educated employees on contract basis refusing basic rights to its employees many employees had left KCCI and joined other organizations or left the coubtry half heartedly. KCCI complain was published in many newspapers like Jang, Jasarat, Imsaal and others.

Presidents[edit]

  • M.A. Rangoonwala, 1959 (Chairman Ad'hoc re-organising Committee for Formation, Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Karachi)
  • JP Sheikh Abdul Khaliq Abdul Razak, 1959–1960 (Baba-e-Biradari and founder Jamiyat Punjabi Saudagran-e-Delhi)
  • Mohammad Hanif, 1960–1961
  • A.K. Sumar, 1961–1963
  • M.A. Jawad, 1964–1965
  • Mohammad Shafique, 1965–1966
  • M.A. Enam Elahi, 1966–1967
  • P.G. Allana, 1967–1968
  • Yusuf H. Shirazi, 1968–1970
  • Ahmed Abdullah, 1970–1971
  • Abdur Rehman Haji Habib, 1971–1972
  • Kasam Usman Kandawala, 1972–1974
  • G.R. Arshad, 1974–1976
  • Mohammad Adil, 1976–1978
  • Abdul Majeed Suleman Bawany, 1978–1979
  • Abdul Jabbar Khamisani, 1978–1979
  • Mohammad Muslim, 1979–1980
  • Shoukat Ahmed, 1980–1981
  • Haji Razak Janoo, 1981–1983
  • Jawed Sultan Japanwala, 1983–1984
  • Tariq Sayeed, 1984–1985
  • Abdul Karim Rajkotwala, 1985–1986
  • Aftab Khalili, 1986–1987
  • Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, 1987–1988
  • Mohammad Yunus Bandukda, 1988–1989
  • Khawaja Qutubuddin, 1989–1990
  • Riaz Ahmed Tata, 1990–1991
  • Abdul Aziz Haji Yaqoob, 1991–1992
  • Tahir Khaliq, 1992–1993
  • Haroon Rashid, 1993–1994
  • Ahmed A. Sattar, 1994–1995
  • Haji Shafiq-ur-Rehman, 1995–1996
  • Mian Shahzada Alam, 1996–1997
  • Mohammad Hanif Janoo, 1997–1998
  • Abdullah Ismail, 1998–1999
  • Mamnno Hussain, 1998–1999
  • Javed Muslim, 1998–1999
  • Amjad Rafi, 1999–2000
  • Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, 2000–2001
  • A.Q. Khalil, 2001–2002
  • Maqbool A. Shaikh, 2001–2002
  • M. Haroon Bari, 2001–2002
  • Shaukat Iqbal, 2002–2003
  • Mian Naseer Hyatt Maggo, 2002–2003
  • Siraj Kassam Teli, 2003–2004
  • Khalid Firoz, 2004–2005
  • Haroon Farooki, 2005–2006
  • Majyd Aziz, 2006–2007
  • Shamim Ahmed Shamsi, 2007–2008
  • Anjum Nisar, 2008–2010
  • Abdul Majid Haji Muhammad, 2009–10
  • Muhammad Saeed Shafique, 2010–11
  • Mian Abrar Ahmed, 2011–12
  • Muhammad Haroon Agar, 2012-2013

Research and development[edit]

Karachi Chamber of Commerce has a research and Economic Development Department.

See also[edit]

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