KCCI calling for estimates of damages

The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) recently issued a circular calling on anyone who had been targeted in the recent violence to report their losses to them, in order to take it up with the highest echelons of power within the government. While they do not claim responsibility to accept any claim and give damages, they do however say they will forward it to the government for further action.

A help desk is established under Mr. M. Moosa and Mr. A. Razzak. Fax numbers 9218010 – 9218090, E-mail: info@karachichamber.com, Phone numbers: 9218001-9 and 9218070.

Affectees are to report

1) Damage to Building, Machinery, Infrastructure, Raw Material, Vehicles, Loss of Life, any other damage/loss
2). Reason of damage i.e. fire, robbery, arson etc.
3). Estimated value of loss in rupees.
4) Damage date, time and place.
5) In case of vehicle, kindly mention:
a) Vehicle brand, b) Model, c) Year of Manufacturing, d) Registration number, e) Whether insured or not, f) If insured, its insurance value and name of Insurance Company, g) If leased, name of Leasing Company.

Text of the Circular follows:

January, 2008



A Help-desk has been established at Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry to compile a first hand information on damages and losses suffered by Karachi-based individuals and/or traders and industrial establishments, during the recent riots in Karachi and elsewhere for taking-up the issue at highest government level.

The affected persons/establishments are, therefore, advised to provide the following information via e-mail/fax/letter on urgent basis to:-

Mr. M. Moosa or Mr. A. Razzak
KCCI Help-desk
Fax numbers 9218010 – 9218090
E-mail: info@karachichamber.com
Phone numbers: 9218001-9 and 9218070
1) Damage to Building, Machinery, Infrastructure, Raw Material, Vehicles, Loss of Life, any other damage/loss
2). Reason of damage i.e. fire, robbery, arson etc.
3). Estimated value of loss in rupees.
4) Damage date, time and place.
5) In case of vehicle, kindly mention:
a) Vehicle brand:
b) Model:
c) Year of Manufacturing:
d) Registration number:
e) Whether insured or not.
f) If insured, its insurance value and name of Insurance Company.
g) If leased, name of Leasing Company

Disclaimer: This announcement does not accrue any responsibility on Karachi
Chamber of Commerce & Industry to accept any claim about the loss
other than forwarding the same to the Government.


16 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 10:01 pm

    Today my friend told that mobs also invaded FAST-Karachi and damaged and stole computers including AI Lab equipment? if it’s true then why FAST management is hiding it?

  2. Ali (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

    Siraj Qasim Telli also demanded for LOCAL POLICE .

    Is this a start of new begining of Karachi ??

  3. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 10:20 pm

    This is very good initiative. I aplaud them for their concern.
    At the same, law enforcement agencies/city management should ask government their assistance to place a “plan ahead strategy” to deal with the next possible disaster.

  4. Ali (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 12:49 am

    i wonder why mini buses rickshaws and taxis escape the looting and burning spree infact branch of Khyber Bank is also not torched and all the banks near to khyber bank burnt down in SITE
    This is clear proof about who was involved in those looting,arsoning torturing and misbehaving with Urdu speaking women.

  5. Balma (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 1:27 am

    * misbehaving with Urdu speaking women

    Just to clarify, were these lafangas and ghundaas asking people’s ethnicity…e.g. behen jee, tussee Urdu speaking ho? and then deciding whether to ‘chhaRe’ or not?

    Come on…these were PPP ghundaas and hoodlums, who like most paksitanis are mentally retarded and wanted to destroy Karachi. Screw these bastards.

    couple of million jahils need to be shifted out of Karachi. Put them on trains going up country. There is free ride in 3rd class of trains anyways. Uneducated from other parts of Sindh, and Panjab and Sirhid should be sent back to their home towns. Educated ones should be brought from thsoe areas to Karachi. Enforce ticket purchase policy in 3rd class sections of all trains heading south to KArachi.

  6. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 1:34 am

    Lets not forget “backwards” exist in all factions.
    Some have MORE than the others.
    They are always ready to make you look bad.
    What is needed is to find a solution that is acceptable to all or
    be an example in a WAY that can be followed.

    I see signs of maturity and resposibility in leaders who refrained from pointing fingers and passing inflammatory remarks.

  7. Yousuf (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 2:48 am


    Real maturity & responsibility would be for these ‘leaders’ to come on media and streets and ordered their workers to stop the violence and the siege of the city.

    However, they preffered to ‘mourn’ and enjoy the violence showing their street power and awaam ka raddeamal..

  8. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 2:53 am

    @Ali despite your intense efforts it seems like nobody is interested in your venomous hate filled rants against other ethnicities … you seriously need to take a lesson or two from Altaf bai to get good at it..

  9. karchi4eva (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 3:08 am

    KCCI is doing that beacuse they were asked to do by… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhv0SVfnS1s
    and I know ppl lyke “doctor” will still be moaning about it and will try to make it look like a scam buh oh well….

  10. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 3:39 am

    @ Yousuf
    My dear what makes you so sure that they enjoyed this?
    Do you understand how close you were from civil war? (God forbid) and still
    What people need to understand is that karachi is not a punching bag to take your anger on, or whenever you think your life is miserable or your testastrones level runs high.

  11. SOUND FROM HEART (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 9:18 am

    Now this is what I call an excellent post , great work mansoor , u r covering and representing the real issues of Karachi , all of those who are much interested to talk about burgers,pizzas,ghazal nights and especially those woman who not miss a chance to show off there earth quake releif efforts should lean a lesson from mansoor , great work mansoor once again , keep representing and highliting the true and real issues faced by karachi.

  12. D0CT0R-RETARD (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm


    I dont care what Ali says, yaeh half of it doesnt make sense, as Balma pointed out, but D0CT0R, you gotta stop your bullshit too. Everyones getting sick of it. In every post, you write something about other posters, which has nothing to do with the article. And you spread so much hate all the time.

    As Balma stated before, we must stop the inbreeding in Pakistan…starting with you D0CT0R…only explanation as to why you are so retarded.

    And change your name, time to tear up that axact fake degree you have. MORON!

  13. JayJay (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

    Once the bill of damages and destruction is finalized, it should be posted to Bilawal House for payment within two weeks. Otherwise, Zardari and company should not be allowed to contest the elections.

    Jiyalas could have set their own houses on fire and killed their families if they had to express their sorrow and angst with destruction and murder.

    Even more shameful than the orgy of destruction itself is the commitment made by the PPP leadership to withdraw all criminal cases registered against the PPP leaders and workers for arson and killings, once elected. Shame.

    Peoples prosper and countries develop from business and employment, not from politics or politicians.

  14. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 4:37 pm

    Ali/truthfinder/Barrister Ali K.Chishti

    readers are quite smart,they can easily distinguish and identify you using fake multiple nicks and impersonating others while posting hate filled rants against other ethnicities moreover unlike you,i would refrain from calling you a retard..

  15. Reality_check (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 4:11 am

    JAYJAY agreed 100%, espeacially when majority of our political leaders have never worked to earn their living, they are basically anti work and pro mufta, politics is their business, in which they invest time / money and get a windfall in return, hence, their coming generations dont have to work either.

    The sooner the people learn to convert their energies into units of work the better. Our media should project those pakistani’s that produce more work units and not waste time on hud haraam politicians and conspiracy theorists. Elections should happen, but as a side show not the main event.

  16. concerned (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 3:11 am

    Whats done is done but we should be told who did it. I say it was pretty much all PPP supporters. Does any one have any proof of this.

    Can we a post just to discuss who did it?

    Also where are our protestors, the ppl that are willing to go to Khi Press club for any issue (I mean you Urooj). Isnt your city burning a big issue. How many ppl have showed up at Khi press club to protest against this senseless looting and distruction.

    And Adnan, FAST is not hiding it, My sis graduated from Fast two years ago and she confirmed from the Dean at FASt that it was looted.

    I say all FAST gradutes should go there and donate a little money to help the Uni come back on its feet.

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