KARACHI: Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) and Former President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Siraj Kassam Teli has announced that preparations were in full swing for staging 14th My Karachi – Oasis of Harmony Exhibition 2016 in a vivid and lively manner, which will start on 7th April 2017 and will conclude on 9th April 2017 at Karachi Expo Center.
Addressing a press conference at KCCI Auditorium on Wednesday, BMG Chairman appreciated the overwhelming support by the media to My Karachi Exhibition since its inception in 2004 which has resulted in making this mega event an icon for not just Karachi Chamber and the Businessmen Group but also for all the Karachiites. “The success of My Karachi exhibition can mainly be attributed to the non-stop support by the media since 2004 which helped a lot in effectively promoting this event”, he added.
Vice Chairman BMG Haroon Farooki, President KCCI Shamim Ahmed Firpo, Senior Vice President KCCI Asif Nisar, Vice President KCCI Muhammad Younus Soomro, Chairman of Special Committee for My Karachi Muhammad Idrees, Former Presidents KCCI AQ Khalil, Mian Abrar Ahmed, Haroon Agar, Abdullah Zaki, Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra and Younus Muhammad Bashir, Chairman of Special Committee for Small Traders Majeed Memon and KCCI Managing Committee members were also present on the occasion.
Chairman BMG further said, “My Karachi title was particularly chosen for this exhibition as we, the business and industrial community, strongly felt that we have to own this city.” The success of My Karachi title can be gauged from the fact that many people have also started numerous events with a similar title of My Karachi which was initially introduced by Karachi Chamber in 2004. “We are not opposing them for imitating our title but we warmly welcome all such events as well because all these events are being held to promote the soft and positive image of Karachi”, he added.
Explaining the reasons behind choosing the theme ‘Oasis of Harmony’ for My Karachi Exhibition, Siraj Teli stated that this theme depicts the diverse, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic population who speak different languages but live in complete harmony across Karachi. The theme also represents the entire business and industrial community of Karachi, starting from a small shopkeeper to leading industrialists, he added.