By Syed Taha Ali
Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah vowed that Sindh government would not let bad times return to Karachi and would track down terrorists in every single area of Karachi to completely eliminate them. I strongly believe that terrorists have no religion or language.
Speaking at inauguration ceremony of 17th My Karachi-Oasis of Harmony Exhibition here at Karachi Expo Centre he praised leadership of Businessmen Group and paying glowing tribute to Late Siraj Kassam Teli for his commendable contribution, Murad Ali Shah appreciated all exhibitors, diplomats and other participants.
“I know a lot of people won’t agree with me but I am saying this from bottom of my heart that Karachi, which contributes 70 percent to national exchequer, has potential to even contribute 90 percent.”
I belong to Sehwan and would like to see Sehwan developing to such an extent that it also contributes 70 percent revenue”.
Chairman BMG Zubair Motiwala said house is full at Expo Centre with Chief Minister’s, provincial ministers’ and diplomats’ presence at My Karachi Exhibition shows resilience of city’s business community.
He said that Karachi Chamber and all BMGIANs were following footsteps of Siraj Teli who will always be remembered for his bravery and contribution.
Energy crises have been triggered and there was no gas available to industries while RLNG was also not being provided which was highly unfair and not making any sense.
There was no electricity last night, he stressed that Expo Centre needs to improved and expanded as this was place where business community dedicatedly promotes Pakistani made products and services.
President KCCI Muhammad Idrees said, “Total of more than 250 stalls have been established in all three halls and outer area of Expo Centre”. He appreciated exhibitors for support to major event.
“Presence of large number of diplomats along with provincial ministers and exhibitors is testimony of exhibition’s success”, he said.
Revenue generation from this exhibition has enhanced from just Rs 2 million in 2014 to Rs 35 million in 2022.
He requested Chief Minister to arrange a meeting with Commerce Minister Naveed Qamar at earliest possible time so that this particular issue along with other serious issues being faced by business community of Karachi could be discussed at length.
Sindh Minister for Industries and Commerce Jam Ikramullah Khan Dharejo, Sindh Minister for Labour Saeed Ghani, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Waqar Mehdi, Commissioner Karachi Iqbal Memon, Vice Chairman BMG Jawed Bilwani, General Secretary BMG AQ Khalil, senior Vice President Abdul Rehman Naqi, Vice President Qazi Zahid Hussain, KCCI Managing Committee members and number of diplomats along with senior bureaucrats attended inauguration ceremony.