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Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry holds 9th annual general meeting

Karachi, October 01, 2014 (PPI-OT): The 9th Annual General Meeting [AGM] of the Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI) held recently at BQATI Secretariat. The meeting was presided over by Mr. Amin Ali Muhammed Dawood, President Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI) he addressed to the well-attended BQATI AGM.

He said that Bin Qasim is the only industrial zone of Pakistan who has planned and organised industrial zone and “if the government gave little bit attention it could be a model Industrial Zone of Pakistan.” He elaborated that the BQATI is the primary forum for these organizations to collaborate and address issues or challenges faced by them in carrying out their operations.

On the occasion Mian Muhammed Ahmed, Patron In-chief briefed that the BQATI is actively pursuing to implement effective security measures for Bin Qasim Industrial Zones, in collaboration with the PQA, Pakistan Rangers, Police, and CPLC. Earlier, Mr. Abdur Rehman Ismail Secretary General, BQATI announced the results of members of the Managing Committee as well as office bearers.

The following were declared elected Mr. Abdul Rasheed Jan Mohammad, President; Mr. Muhammad Rasheed, Senior Vice President and Mr. Parvez Ghias, Vice President. Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed, Mr. Hussain Agha, Mr. Noman Yakoob, Mr. Jahangir Piracha, and Mr. Haider Amin, Members of Managing Committee.

The newly elected office bearers and member Managing Committee were inducted into their respective offices at the AGM. The General Body, in addition to confirmation of minutes of last year AGM, adopted the Annual Report, approved the accounts and appointed auditor for the current year 2014-15.

Mr. Abdul Rasheed Jan Mohammad newly elected President, BQATI thanked and welcomed all BQATI members who attended the AGM, hoped that the newly elected Office Bearers and Managing Committee will work together to achieve the BQATI objectives and goals to create a business friendly industrial zone.

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
Email: info@bqati.com.pk
Web: www.bqati.com.pk

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Repair work at Malir Bridge causing severe disruption in flow of traffic: Usman Ahmad

Karachi, April 15, 2013 (PPI-OT): Mr. Usman Ahmed President, Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry, BQATI in a press release expressed their concern over sever traffic jam due repairing work at Malir Bridge which are source of great concern and anxiety to the trade & industry and staff / foreigners working at Bin Qasim Industrial area which they are facing on daily basis especially during morning & evening hours, while travelling to Port Qasim via National Highway and back to city, facing traffic congestion and severe traffic jams which has become a routine matter.

He said that the National highway from Malir bridge to Port Qasim More is under great pressure of traffic as the transport heading toward city and upcountry, Port Qasim, Port Industrial Zone, Steel Mill, Steel Town, Gulshan-e-Hadeed and other industries situated in Bin Qasim Zone used to pass through this road, which in fact has been turned into a narrow street.

Looting and snatching incident at key point during traffic gridlock has created lot of panic, especially among foreign engineers and technical staff working in Bin Qasim Industrial Zone, these events have reemphasized the need to implement strict and additional security measures to minimize the risk of criminal activities in the area and improve traffic situation during sensitive hours.

Mian Muhammed Ahmed, Patron In-chief & Founder President of Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry also showed his concern and briefed that at the time when industrial production needs to be boosted up to help the economy, incidents like these will act as serious deterrent to local and foreign investors.

BQATI observed that the area traffic police miserably failed to regulate traffic manually and chaos like situation prevail at Malir, Quaidabad, Manzil Pump, Under Quaidabad Bridge both sides, Dawood Chowrangi Bridge and other link roads where traffic jams is routine matter now the situation has worsened and need to be look after during sensitive hours.

Vice President BQATI Mr. Abdul Rasheed Jan Mohammed said that the industrial investment is very active in Bin Qasim Industrial Zone, many industries established under Joint Ventures and have brought Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) therefore, it will be a matter of encouragement for all the Industrialists to have smooth flow of traffic in this important area.

He also stated that the alternate route should have been notified before taking such a major work and time line should have been give, further such work should only be carried out on Saturdays and Sundays.

BQATI appealed to the concerned authority to please look into this chaos like situation and instruct the concerned department to expedite the repairing work of joints and heavy traffic should be restricted during sensitive hours or in alternate repairing work could be done during silent hour so the traffic flow could be maintained during sensitive hours.

For more information, contact:
Bin Qasim Association of Trade & 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
Email: info@bqati.com.pk
Web: www.bqati.com.pk

Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry’s extra ordinary general meeting held

Karachi, January 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): Abdul Rasheed Jan Mohammed, Acting President of Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI) addressed to the well-attended extra ordinary general meeting (EOGM) of BQATI held at BQATI Secretariat at Port Qasim Industrial Zone, Karachi.

He said that the natural gas provided by the SSGC is the major source of energy for industries. In the past we have done our best to respond positively and responsibly to SSGC requests of cut down in consumption in view of larger interest of the country.

The situation, unfortunately, has worsened, the commercial and industrial hub of the country is experiencing one of the worst gas crises in its history as the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) carries out Saturday and Sunday gas shutdown for industries.

This is not only causing hardship to the daily wageworkers but also threatening the closure of various large, small and medium industrial units.

All the industrial units operating on gas or generating their own power by using gas remained closed in the seven industrial estates of the city on Saturday owing to non- availability of gas. He said that the country would suffer irreparable losses if the government fails to persuade the SSGC to desist from carrying out gas supply suspension in the industrial areas of the city.

He said that the industrial units are also facing a gas pressure problem, deficient gas pressure is causing further production losses to industries which were already besieged by the law and order crisis in the city. All this is translating into surmounting financial losses and threatening the survival of many industries.

BQATI stressed over the need that the gas pressure be restored immediately in the larger interest of deteriorating local as well as national economy and measures be taken to ensure consistent supply throughout the week to keep our industries running.

Mian Muhammed Patron In-chief briefed that the BQATI enjoys a very cordial and supportive relationship with PQA, which is mutually beneficial to both entities and contributes positively to the overall economic activity of the region. In fact, the role of the industries located at Port Qasim Industrial Zones and that of PQA in the economic growth of the country cannot be overstated.

On the occasion Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI) has appealed to Chairman Port Qasim Authority to help the industries situated in PQA by withdrawing water tariff increased by Port Qasim Authority and appealed to rationalize its water tariff along with conservancy charges.

Mian Muhammed Patron In-chief also briefed that the BQATI is actively pursuing to implement effective security measures for Bin Qasim Industrial Zones, in collaboration with the PQA, Pakistan Rangers, Police, and CPLC.

These measures include setting up of security check posts at key locations, establishing Security Command and Control Centre in the three zones of Bin Qasim Area where Rangers, CPLC and Private Security personnel will be deployed, establishing of CCTV cameras including other communication networks and comprehensive patrolling of entire zone.

Shakil Ashfaq, Acting Vice President, BQATI thanked and welcomed all BQATI members who attended the EOGM meeting, hoped that the BQATI along with its stakeholder will work together to achieve the BQATI objectives and goals to create a business friendly industrial zone, Naveed Shakoor Chairman Law and Order Advisory sub Committee also spoke at the meeting.

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
Email: info@bqati.com.pk
Web: www.bqati.com.pk

‘Industrial units facing gas pressure problems’

Karachi, January 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): Abdul Rasheed Janmohammed, Acting President of Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry (BQATI) addressed to the well-attended extra ordinary general meeting (EOGM) of BQATI held at BQATI Secretariat at Port Qasim Industrial Zone, Karachi.

He said that the natural gas provided by the SSGC is the major source of energy for industries. In the past we have done our best to respond positively and responsibly to SSGC requests of cut down in consumption in view of larger interest of the country. The situation, unfortunately, has worsened, the commercial and industrial hub of the country is experiencing one of the worst gas crises in its history as the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) carries out Saturday and Sunday gas shutdown for industries. This is not only causing hardship to the daily wage workers but also threatening the closure of various large, small and medium industrial units.

All the industrial units operating on gas or generating their own power by using gas remained closed in the seven industrial estates of the city on Saturday owing to non- availability of gas. He said that the country would suffer irreparable losses if the government fails to persuade the SSGC to desist from carrying out gas supply suspension in the industrial areas of the city.

He said that the industrial units are also facing a gas pressure problem, deficient gas pressure is causing further production losses to industries which were already besieged by the law & order crisis in the city. All this is translating into surmounting financial losses and threatening the survival of many industries.

BQATI stressed over the need that the gas pressure be restored immediately in the larger interest of deteriorating local as well as national economy and measures be taken to ensure consistent supply throughout the week to keep our industries running.

Mian Muhammed Patron In-chief briefed that the BQATI enjoys a very cordial and supportive relationship with PQA, which is mutually beneficial to both entities and contributes positively to the overall economic activity of the region. In fact, the role of the industries located at Port Qasim Industrial Zones and that of PQA in the economic growth of the country cannot be overstated.

On the occasion Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry (BQATI) has appealed to Chairman Port Qasim Authority to help the industries situated in PQA by withdrawing water tariff increased by Port Qasim Authority and appealed to rationalize its water tariff along with conservancy charges.

Mian Muhammed Patron In-chief also briefed that the BQATI is actively pursuing to implement effective security measures for Bin Qasim Industrial Zones, in collaboration with the PQA, Pakistan Rangers, Police, and CPLC. These measures include setting up of security check posts at key locations, establishing Security Command & Control Centre in the three zones of Bin Qasim Area where Rangers, CPLC and Private Security personnel will be deployed, establishing of CCTV cameras including other communication networks and comprehensive patrolling of entire zone.

Shakil Ashfaq, Acting Vice President, BQATI thanked and welcomed all BQATI members who attended the EOGM meeting, hoped that the BQATI along with its stakeholder will work together to achieve the BQATI objectives and goals to create a business friendly industrial zone, Naveed Shakoor Chairman Law & Order Advisory sub Committee also spoke at the meeting.

For more information, contact:
Bin Qasim Association of Trade & 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
Email: info@bqati.com.pk
Web: www.bqati.com.pk

Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry concerned over lawlessness in Industrial port area of Port Qasim

Karachi, October 12, 2012 (PPI-OT): BQATI is deeply concerned over blatant lawlessness in the country’s largest Industrial port area of Port Qasim, caused by the violent strike of edible oil tanker drivers. For the past one week, the corner of National Highway and Port Qasim, which is the main entrance to the country’s only industrial port, has been occupied by a crowd of hundreds of edible oil tanker union members and their tankers, who are at loggerheads with ghee mills over upcountry freight rates.

This is the second strike in recent months. The strike has crippled industrial activity in the area as the protest has turned extremely violent on a number of occasions, resulting in riots, shooting and burning of cargo-carrying tankers worth millions. The burnt oil tankers stayed for weeks at the main entrance of Port Qasim, aptly portraying the state of law and order and prospects of industrial growth in the country.

The entrance to Port Qasim gets blocked and becomes extremely dangerous for staff and visitors of industries at Port Qasim to pass through. The situation is especially dangerous for foreign businessmen visiting the area and foreign nationals who are part of the management of several multinationals in the area. BQATI earnestly urges the concerned authorities and law enforcement agencies to take matters in control and prevent further damage to the already frail industrial and economic condition of Karachi.

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
Email: info@bqati.com.pk
Web: www.bqati.com.pk

Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry’s Annual General meeting

Karachi, September 18, 2012 (PPI-OT): Mr. Usman Ahmed, President of Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI) addressed to the well-attended annual general meeting (AGM) of BQATI held at The Enterprise Facility, RAAZIQ International Auditorium at Port Qasim Industrial Zone, Karachi.

He said that Bin Qasim is the only industrial zone of Pakistan who has planned and organised industrial zone and “if the government gave little bit attention it could be made a model industrial zone of Pakistan.” BQATI is the primary forum for these organizations to collaborate and address issues or challenges faced by them in carrying out their operations.

BQATI enjoys a very cordial and supportive relationship with PQA, which is mutually beneficial to both entities and contributes positively to the overall economic activity of the region. In fact, the role of the industries located at Port Qasim Industrial Zones and that of PQA in the economic growth of the country cannot be overstated.

On the occasion Mian Muhammed Patron In-chief briefed that the BQATI is actively pursuing to implement effective security measures for Bin Qasim Industrial Zones, in collaboration with the PQA, Pakistan Rangers, Police, and CPLC.

These measures include setting up of security check posts at key locations, establishing Security Command and Control Centre in the three zones of Bin Qasim Area where Rangers, CPLC and Private Security personnel will be deployed, establishing of CCTV cameras including other communication networks and comprehensive patrolling of entire zone.

Mr. Abdul Rasheed Jan Muhammed Vice President, BQATI thanked and welcomed all BQATI members who attended the AGM meeting, hoped that the newly elected managing committee will work together to achieve the BQATI objectives and goals to create a business friendly industrial zone, Mr. Naveed Shakoor, Chairman Law and Order Advisory sub Committee also spoke at the meeting.

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
Email: info@bqati.com.pk
Web: www.bqati.com.pk