Karachi traders struggle under biased taxation, poor infrastructure.


Byline: Khalil Ahmed


Director Convenience Food Industries (Pvt) Ltd


* Sectoral Advisory Committee, Environment Climate Change and Coastal Development Department, Government of Sindh.

* Provincial Steering Committee, Services, General Administration and Coordination Department, Government of Sindh.

* Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).

* Sindh Solid Waste Management Board, Government of Sindh.

* Industrial Liaison Committee, Industries and Commerce Department, Government of Sindh.

* Coordination Committee, Labor and Human Resources Department, Government of Sindh.

* National Centre for Dispute Resolution (NCDR).

* NICVD National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases.

* Federal Tax Ombudsman Secretariat.

Member Board of Governors Universities/Educational Institutions:

* Hamdard University

* Iqra University

* Ziauddin University

* Greenwich University

* Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology

* Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

* Institute of Business Management (IoBM)

* PAF Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (PAF-KIET)

* Indus University

* ILMA University

* Preston University

* Newports Institute of Communications and Economics

* DHA Suffa University

* Commecs Educational Trust

* National Vocational and Technical Education Commission

* Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari (KASB) Institute of Information Technology

* Pakistan Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management

* Karachi Medical and Dental College

* Sohail University

Social and business activities:

* Member of the Board, Sindh Food Authority

* Former Vice President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry -2014-15

* President, Student Union, PECHS Foundation Science College, Karachi

* Member Executive Committee (FBATTI)

* Vice Chairman, F.B. Industrial Area (FBATTI)

* Chairman, Export Committee (FBATTI)

* Winner 1st Prize, Pakistan Navy Shooting Range

* Managing Committee Member, KCCI 2005-2007

* Managing Committee Member, KCCI 2009-2011

* Managing Committee Member, KCCI 2013-2015

* Chairman, Export Sub-Committee, KCCI-2013-2014

* Advisor, Export Sub-Committee, KCCI-2016-2019

* Represented KCCI in Japan and completed short course of the Art of Japanese

* Manufacturing

* Member Observer Tri-Pak Project Birmingham Chamber KCCI

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