Commissioner Karachi Naveed Ahmed Sheikh said that no written orders have been received so far regarding Nasla Tower and any action will be taken only after receiving the court orders. He said that he was working with Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) to revive the sealed cottage industry in Mehran Town. He expressed these views while addressing a luncheon organized in his honor by the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI). KATI President Saleem-uz-Zaman, KITE CEO Zubair Chhaya, Senior Vice President Zaki Sharif, Vice President Nighat Awan, Newly Elected President Salman Aslam, Former Presidents Zahid Saeed, Masood Naqi, Farhan-ur-Rehman, Danish Khan, Johar Qandhari, Farrukh Mazhar, Ehteshamuddin, Fazal-e-Jalil, Deputy Commissioner Korangi Saleemullah Odho , DC South Irshad Sodhar and other KATI members and officers of the city administration were present.
Commissioner Karachi said that Korangi Industrial Area has an important role to play in the economy in which KATI services are commendable. The role of cottage industry in the national economy is very important. However, 200 projects have been identified where laws and security measures are lacking. Naveed Ahmed Sheikh said that efforts were being made in collaboration with SBCA to revive the sealed industry as soon as possible so that its employees could continue with their livelihood. He said that steps were also being taken to repair roads in Korangi industrial areas.
The Commissioner Karachi further said that the business community especially the industrialists belonging to Korangi Industrial Area are taking all possible steps for the beautification of the city and its intersections, acknowledging their services and wanting them to do the same for the betterment of the city.
Earlier, KATI President Saleem-uz-Zaman thanked Commissioner Karachi Naveed Ahmed Sheikh for his visit to KATI and said that the transfer of officers to the post of Deputy Commissioner in Korangi was being done very often which was causing difficulties in administrative matters and government initiatives. He said that the newly arrived officers could hardly understand the problems of the area and the people until they were transferred again, this cause government affairs to halt. KITE CEO Zubair Chhaya said that there are about 2 lakh cottage industries operating in Karachi in which 35 to 40 lakh people are employed. He said the business community was jointly setting up a fund to provide financial assistance to the families of those killed in the Mehran Town incident.
Zubair Chhaya further said that several meetings have been held with Deputy Commissioner Korangi in which he has suggested that to visit the Korangi industrial area and ensure fulfillment of government orders and implementation of security measures. KATI has also appealed to all its members and the industry in the industrial area to increase safety measures in their industry. Former President Masood Naqi said encroachments were causing crime across the city. The administration is also showing negligence on this. Immediate elimination of encroachments from across the city is inevitable.
Photo caption: KATI President Saleem-uz-Zaman presenting shield to Commissioner Karachi Naveed Ahmed Sheikh, Zubair Chhaya, Salman Aslam, Farhan-ur-Rehman, Danish Khan, Zahid Saeed, Ehteshamuddin, Zaki Sharif, Nighat Awan, Farrukh Mazhar, Fazal Jalil and others are also present.