First of all i would like to thank you all whole-heartedly for your immense
love and support and for trusting me as a chairman. Throughout my tenure
as a chairman, I have worked hard and tried to give my best shot for the
betterment of the association and by the grace of Allah, we have succeeded
in doing so. We have tried hard to solve all the problems of our members
as efficiently as possible. Following is a brief note of our activities.
My dear friends, we have implemented the following points which are
significant for the positive propagation of our association.
- We have decided that trading should be practiced via registered
- Trade dealings should take place between involved parties, for
dealings between Karachi and Hyderabad, brokers should be asked
of the buying party's name and the dealings should not be on the
- We have also talked over the brokery rate and came to a conclusion
that only approved brokery rate should be given. Inform us of anyone
who asks for more and Inshallah we will take immediate action.
- To facilitate trading, we have decided that forward trading should
only be activated after confirming the name of the vessel and the
date of the loading of the commodity. Importers involved in forward
trading are also bound to deal according to the fixed date and the
decided vessel's name.
We have solved some disputes between the dal millers, brokers and traders
which were purely of the pulse related disputes. By the Grace of God, we
amicably solved them.
Dear members, we have received complaints from pulse millers that some
importers are asking for different charges for the unloading of the
commodity. we have taken strict notice of the scenario and have given
responsibility to a very reputed member of the committee to get it resolved.
The transporters bringing commodities to Karachi from Hyderabad
requested for an increase in the transport charges due to the increase in
patrol and diesel prices. we pondered over the situation and concluded
that for an increase in diesel price from Rs 12/litre to Rs 15/litre, Rs 13 per
bag rate would be taken and for the diesel rate of Rs 15.01/lit to Rs
20/litre, Rs 15 per bag rate would be fixed. Moreover we held a conference
on behalf of increasing the tenancy rate for the transporters bringing
commodities from Hyderabad and it was decided that for the diesel price
from Rs 20.01/litre to Rs 25/litre, Rs 16 per bag rate would be given and for
the diesel price from Rs 25.01/litre to Rs 30/litre, Rs 18 per bag rate would be
fixed. For diesel price from Rs 30.01/litre to Rs 35/litre, Rs 19 per bag rate would be given.
Dear members, we held a meeting with the plant protection officers and
told them that the commodities reaching Karachi port are fumigated
including the ones that are not affected by the pests. The officers replied
that the commodities coming are to be fumigated we made them understand
that from now on only commodity affected by the pests would be fumigated.
Moreover the fees taken by market committee will be challenged in the
high court and a good lawyer would be consulted in this regard.
Respectable friends! I would like to assure you that I left no stone unturned
to help and serve you. In the end I would like to graciously thank all my
team members without whom all the work done would not have been
possible. Before I conclude, I would once again like to thank you all from
the depth of my heart for your invaluable support and for the
love and respect you showered upon me.
Mr. Anis Majeed
Chairman Dall Committee
K.W.G.A. (2002 - 2004)