Srinagar, Nov 12: Industrial Association Khunmoh (IAK) Thursday held a special ceremony to administer the oath of office to its newly elected body members at Khunmoh Industrial Office.
Elections for the executive body of the Industrial Association Khunmoh were recently held, in which Imran Murtaza of Agrino Snacking won by the margin of 26 votes for the post of president.
Zahoor Ahmad Malik and Khan Yaseer Yousouf were elected as senior vice president and vice president. Sajad Ahmad and Abid Misgar as secretary-general and secretary finance, whereas, Oves Ur Rehman and Shaheen Khan were elected, secretary publicity and secretary IAK.
The oathtaking ceremony was held in presence of Managing Director SIDCO Agha Aijaz Hussain, J&K Bank zonal officer Syed Rais Maqbool, president FCIK Shahid Kamili, ex-president KCCI Sheikh Ashiq, ex-president FCIK Mohd Ashraf Mir, and members of IAK and Khunmoh Welfare Association.
Speakers, on the occasion, talked about the role of entrepreneurship and the scope of the manufacturing sector in Kashmir. They applauded J&K Bank for its role in the growth of industries in Kashmir and its special attention towards the MSMEs in the estates.
President IAK Imran Murtaza said special attention and a humane approach is needed for the industries in Kashmir, which remained mostly closed in the last two years.
“Industries are in dire need of a dry port and a marketing intervention package. In times of information era, technology infrastructure upgradation in all estate is important, which is mostly lagging,” he said.
“A credit line for industries should come under different schemes. We have cash flow cycles, which are different from general trading and that should be given special consideration while providing a credit line for industries.”
IAK produces a large variety of products like POP, bakery, cement products, milk, furniture, etc mostly for consumption in the local market.