Towel Manufacturers Association of Pakistan
Towel industry in Pakistan was practically nonexistent prior to 1965. It started on a very small scale in 1965. After covering some stages, the Towel Manufacturing Group was formed locally at Karachi and got recognized by the Ministry of Commerce in May 1972. Mr. M.Y. Khan, Mr. Abdullah E. Vaid, Mr. Khalid Saeed Sheikh and Mr. S.M.A. Rizvi held the office of chairman in the Group from the date of its recognition. In the year 1976 the group was elevated to the status of an Association on All Pakistan basis and got affiliated with the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
The Towel Manufacturers’ Association of Pakistan was recognized by the Government of Pakistan on 9th August 1976 as “B” class Association with Head office at Karachi and two Circles viz., Northern (i.e. Punjab & KPK) and Southern (i.e. Sindh & Baluchistan) provinces with their offices at Lahore and Karachi respectively. It got registered with Joint Stock Companies, Sind who issued the Certificate of Incorporation on 1st October 1976. First election of the Association was held in December 1976 and it started functioning properly from 1st January 1977.