The Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) is collaborating with District officials to rejuvenate industrial and commercial activities in the face of economic instability. President of KATI, Faraz-ur-Rehman, emphasised the need for concerted efforts to transform the district into an ideal industrial zone during a luncheon in honour of the newly appointed Deputy Commissioner, Syed Jawad Muzaffar.
Amid ongoing economic challenges, KATI has been actively engaging with public issues and advocating for improvements in the industrial sector. President Faraz-ur-Rehman expressed his commitment to working closely with Deputy Commissioner Syed Jawad Muzaffar to promote development and prosperity in the industrial area, building on the support received from the former Deputy Commissioner.
On this occasion, Deputy Patron-in-Chief Zubair Chhaya, CEO KITE Limited Zahid Saeed, Senior Vice President Nighat Awan, Vice President Muslim Mohamedi, Former Chairmen Farhan-ur-Rehman, Sheikh Fazal-e-Jalil, Syed Johar Qandhari, Saleem-uz-Zaman, Sheikh Umar Rehan and others were also present.
Addressing the gathering, President Faraz-ur-Rehman highlighted the importance of the cottage industry, stating that it serves as the backbone of any economy. He stressed that neglecting the needs of small and medium-sized industries could adversely affect large-scale manufacturing and exports. Priority attention should be given to resolving the issues faced by Mehran Town in Korangi.
Deputy Commissioner Syed Jawad Muzaffar expressed gratitude for the warm welcome from KATI and assured the business community that their concerns would be addressed as a priority. He acknowledged the vital role that industrialists and businessmen play in Pakistan’s development and prosperity. Additionally, he encouraged the promotion of tree planting campaigns along green belts to enhance the district’s aesthetics.
Furthermore, Deputy Commissioner Muzaffar pledged to review and strategize solutions for the problems identified by industrialists, especially with regard to environmental issues stemming from the Korangi Industrial Area. He emphasized the activation of the District Facilitation Committee and expediting mutual consultation to swiftly address the challenges faced by KATI members.
Zubair Chhaya, the Patron-in-Chief of KATI, voiced concerns about unfavorable business conditions and the lack of coordination within institutions. He cited encroachment in the Korangi industrial area as a major issue and called for immediate resolution. Additionally, he noted that roadside hotels had become hubs for criminal activities, contributing to a rise in street crimes.
CEO of KITE Limited, Zahid Saeed, recognized the potential of the Korangi Industrial Zone and the efforts of KATI to enhance the area’s aesthetics. He emphasized the urgent need for an urban forest along the Malir Expressway.
During the event, KATI members, including former chairmen Farhan-ur-Rehman, Sheikh Umer Rehan, Saleem-uz-Zaman, and others, engaged in discussions with the Deputy Commissioner, presenting their concerns and suggestions.
In a symbolic gesture, KATI President Faraz-ur-Rehman presented a shield to Korangi Deputy Commissioner Syed Jawad Muzaffar, underscoring the commitment of both parties to collaborate for the betterment of the industrial zone.
Photo Caption: KATI President Faraz-ur-Rehman presenting the shield to Korangi Deputy Commissioner Syed Jawad Muzaffar, Zubair Chhaya, Zahid Saeed, Nighat Awan, Muslim Mohamedi, Farhan-ur-Rehman, Johar Qandhari, Sheikh Umer Rehan, Ikram Rajput, Nasir Sheikh, Shahid Qureshi and Osama Abbas Niazi are also present.