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I am extremely obliged and extend my sincere gratitude to every member for electing me as the President of OCCI. I highly appreciate your confidence in my abilities and I can rest assure to fulfill all your expectations. I look forward to work with the members as an enthusiastic team to improve business strength and opportunities and to prove that OCCI is leading Chamber in the Country. I am open to any suggestions that can contribute towards the betterment of our system and services to our members nationwide and abroad.
Our Chamber and Executive Committee have been striving and will continue to offer unique and commendable services to the private business sector of Pakistan as well as to the reputable investors from across the world. We are committed to help them every step towards achieving their goals taking their visions to the next level.
Ch. Naveed Ahmed
Contact #: 0321-7888888
Immediate Past President (OCCI) Message
I feel myself extremely delighted to say that the OCCI since its inception made strenuous efforts to boost the business and economic activities in the light of its prime objectives to develop and enhance the industries in this area and to establish a industrial Estate in Okara city so that Pakistani living in Europe, Middle East, North America and other Countries, who want to maintain their ties with the mother-land through investment, could gain their objectives. This would be helpful not only for the highest growth of the National economy but also it would create a lot of chances for enhancement of commercial initiatives and job opportunities for the youth in the Private Sector.
Okara is considered pioneer city in all kinds of agricultural and industrial establishments, playing a vital role as a progressive effective trade area. As regards industrial development, industry of all types is rapidly increasing here which has been netted with all kinds of heavy productive industry all over the District. This continuous industrial development will provide innumerable opportunities for further local, provincial and National industrial progress. At present, Okara stands at No. 3 in Pakistan in per Capita income which shows tremendous potential of Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), to keep up the level.
Ch. Shafqat Rasool
Contact #: 0321-6952301
Senior Vice President Message
I am grateful to Almighty Allah who is the most merciful and the beneficial for His blessings and giving me an opportunity to serve as the Senior Vice President of Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the year 2018-19. From the deep core of my heart, I wish to thank all the Executive Members of Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the opportunity they gave me by electing and selecting me as Senior Vice President. It is an honor for me to give my contribution by serving to the best of my abilities at such a great platform. I ensure you that
I will specifically strive hard for up grading and betterment and development of the Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry by continuing the tradition of Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry and it is my ambitious goal.
Mr. Ch. Shahid Saleem
Senior Vice President
Contact #: 0300-6959560
Vice President’s Message
I am grateful to Almighty Allah who is the most merciful and the beneficial for His blessings and giving me an opportunity to serve as the Vice President of Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the year 2018-19.
From the core of my heart, I wish to thank all the Executive Members of Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the opportunity they gave me by electing and selecting me as Vice President. It is an honor for me to give my contribution by serving to the best of my abilities at such a great platform. I ensure you that I will specifically strive hard for up grading and betterment and development of the Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry by continuing the tradition of Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry and it is my ambitious goal.
Mr. Muhammad Javeed
Contact #: 0321-6600194
Flt. Lt. Rtd. Chaudhry Muhammad Arshad Iqbal
I feel quite sublime pride and ecstasy to write a word about significant specialties and unique pinnacles in which Okara District surpasses other areas of Pakistan, and the world at large. As I look down the stairs of years of my age, I vision pictorial phases as if I am strolling in a garden where earthen beds of colorfully blooming flowers are displayed. Okara has always been proficient and exuberant with bread and butter and necessities of life for its inhabitants. Even during pre-partition times it had attracted the interest of industrialist who had raised the industrial monuments like SUTLEJ COTTON MILLS, the one and only at least in ASIA, besides many big, medium and small size industries of cotton pressing and ginning, oil manufacturing and domestic crafts. Besides, the Peshawar to Karachi railway track was decked with huge Cotton Ginning & pressing factories on both sides. Its grain Market had been the biggest in size and business in the SUB-CONTINENT. The Mitchells Fruit Farms and Okara Military Farms founded by the British Government, had been supplying milk and its products including confectionaries all around in the Country and the foreign as well. Even now Okara stands at No.4 in Milk Production.
The soil of Okara District has always been rich of greenery, fertility and prosperous yields of land. There is no witness in the human history that this soil has ever been faced a famine (scarcity of any Food). The sons of this soil are simple, love begetting and devoted to freedom. They are equally intellectual and motivated having result oriented minds.
The District meets the major food requirements of all kinds of grain, dairy products, fruit, vegetable, maize, sugar-cane, chicken, poultry, mutton, beef, confectionary and par boiled rice. Heavy yields of rice, Potato and Maize have traditionally raised status of Okara, and these agriculture produces are at the top of the yield-list. The fertile capability of this soil had made a mark in productivity and profit making not merely in the Sub-Continent but in the world as well. Raw material for all industries is supplied around the Country from Okara. Industries of all types have been rapidly erupting heads on this soil, and innumerable industrial foundations have been netting around the district. Presently heavy productive industries like Sugar Mills, Textile Mills, Ghee Mills, Card- board and Paper mills, besides Cotton, Ginning & Pressing factories, more than 100 Rice and processing Mills, Modern Oil & Ghee Mills, Feed Mills, etc etc and about 250 environmentally protected Protein Farms have since been established here. As regards the production of Rice Okara is Called the “HUB” of Par Boiled Rice.
As sitting President of the Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), I feel delighted to say that Okara still has enough space to house a constantly increasing streamline of progressing, prospering and huge profit making industry which would enhance commercial diversions not merely for the district but whole of the Country. If the Industrial and Commercial Communities of Okara are given sympathetic ear by the Government and its functionaries, the area could spring to achieve a sublime goal in myriad aspects in modern global Industrial era. The undersigned being the Founder of the Okara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), from the moment of its birth have been leading to achieve one target that is, to DRAG, CARRY, PUSH and BRING the NATIONAL ECONOMY to such a Flourishing Loftiness whence no risk of decline could jeer at Pakistan.