Siraj Kassam Teli Funeral Offered in Karachi

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Dec, 2020. 10:29 am
Siraj Kassam Teli

Funeral prayers of prominent Businessman Siraj Kassam Teli offered in Karachi.

According to the details, the prayers were offered at Masjid e Saheem, Cantonment Board, Khayaban e Rahat, DHA Phase 6.

People from all walks of life, especially the business community attended the funeral of Siraj Kassam Teli who passed away in Dubai on December 8th after suffering a heart attack.

Siraj Kassam Teli was a Pakistani industrialist. He was the former president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the head of the chamber’s leading group.

Born in 1953, Teli graduated from the Government College of Commerce and Economics in 1974.

According to his profile, Teli spent the first 11 years of his career at Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited and Nakshbandi Industries, both family concerns in the textile sector.

He served as the chairman of the Businessmen Group (BMG) for the past 19 years.

In his business career, Teli brought about changes in trade policies and in the functioning of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), SITE Association of Industry, and others.

After the fire incident at Bolton Market in 2009, Teli gave an urgent call for immediate assessment of losses with the KCCI setting up a committee. Following this, then president Asif Ali Zardari announced a relief package of Rs3 billion.

Teli served as a director of Pakistan Beverage Ltd (Pepsi-Cola), Gul Ahmed Energy Limited, Metro Power Company, Yassir Fruit Juice, Haji Kassam Haji Mohammad & Co., and Pakola Products (Pvt) Ltd.

He served on many boards of government and semi-government organizations as a representative of the business community including SITE Limited, Land Utilization, Port Qasim Authority, Civil Aviation Authority, Sindh Workers Welfare Board, KESC, and others.

As KCCI president, Teli launched a campaign in 2003-2004 to contradict adverse propaganda against Karachi.

In 2011, he was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz. Teli was also conferred with an honorary degree of Doctorate of Philosophy by the faculty of Management and Social Sciences at the Institute of Business and Technology (BIZTEK).

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