North Karachi Association of Trade & Industry
NKATI stands for North Karachi Association of Trade & Industry, which is a registered trade body representing the commercial industrial and service units located in North Karachi Industrial Area (NKIA).
NKIA is the largest Industrial Area in terms of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
It came into existence in 1974. Initially there were plots of poultry farms which were converted into industrial plots that is why the net work of the roads of NKIA basically comprises of small streets as well as connected roads. It is scattered and spread over an area of 725 acres.
The maintenance of this Area was the responsibility of KDA but it was neglected.
Consequently, the Area suffered from lack of infrastructure facilities and the process of dilapidation started. For these ostensible reasons, a few individuals initially formed an Association which was not registered and as such it could not provide satisfactory services.
Ultimately, the owners of the factories already established in the Area felt the need of having a representative body that could look after the problems of the industrialists of the Area.
In order to achieve this objective, some of the conscientious industrialists of the Area came to rescue.
After considerable struggle, an Association by the name of North Karachi Trade & Industry (NKT&IA) came into being in 1991. Capt. A Moiz Khan was its Founder and Convener.
Other founder members were: Mr. Sadiq Muhammad, Mr. S.Azim Ali, Mr. Noor Ahmed Khan and Mr. S. Iqtida Ali.
The Association was registered with the Government of Sindh and it continued to arch ahead till 1994 when fresh elections were held and it was then registered with joint Registrar of Companies Under section 32 of the Companies Ordinance 1984 (XI VII of 1984).