Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds condolence reference for its former president

Lahore, December 05, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Friday held a condolence reference to pay rich tributes to the services of its former president (late) Shahzada Alam Monnoo for trade, industry and ailing humanity.

The LCCI President Ijaz A. Mumtaz presided over the meeting while former LCCI Presidents Bashir A. Baksh, Tariq Saeed Saigol, Mohsin Raza Bukhari, Mian Muhammad Ashraf, Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, Ilyas M. Chaudhry, Yawar Irfan, Shahid Hassan Sheikh, Muhammad Ali Mian, Mian Muzaffar Ali, Farooq Iftikhar, former Senior Vice Presidents Abdul Basit, Mian Tariq Misbah, former Vice President Aftab Ahmed Vohra and Executive Committee Members also spoke on the occasion.

The speakers recalled the services of Shahzad Alam Monnon and termed his death an irreparable loss.
LCCI President Ijaz A. Mumtaz spoke about Shahzada Alam Monnoo’s contribution to the trade and industry and recalled that he always preferred work over his health and always given priority to his commitment.

He said that it was enormous support that helped lift the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry to its zenith. “A true, intelligent, honest and frank person, Shahzada Alam Monnoo was a shining example success stories”, Ijaz A. Mumtaz added.

Fateha was also offered for Shahzad Alam Monnoo, and participants prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to members of the bereaved family. Monnoo was born in 1936 into the well-known Chinyoti business clan. In 1965, he introduced the first Toyota Motors assembly plant in Karachi, then known as Monnoo Toyota Motors. However, the industry was nationalized by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1971, along with many others.

Monnoo since became influential in the textile sector in Pakistan, becoming the president of Monnoo Group of Industries, which owns a number of diversified industries in Pakistan. He is the owner of roughly 20 mills in Pakistan and has served as chairman of APTMA (All Pakistan Textile Mills Association) and the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Monnoo is also noted for his work in healthcare in Pakistan and made considerable contributions to Business Hospital Trust, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, and Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in Lahore.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat,
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-111-222-499
Fax: +92-42-6368854

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