The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Quetta - Balochistan was established in the year 1972. There were 42 pioneer members who initially took part in the process. The business community of the province after going through a lot of hardship and difficulties for resolving their business disputes and settle their problems with various Government, Semi government and Private Institutions in the country and out side the country felt the need of a body to look after all these matters representing the business community. The chamber was registered with Director Trade Organization, Govr of Pakistan Islamabad under section 3 of the Trade Organization Ordinance, 1961 on 12th March 1973 With,of a Memorandum and Article of Association published and registered. The first election of the
Chamber was convened and the first elected President was Mirza Muhammad Ibrahim Baloch. During this period efforts were made to construct a separate building for the Chamber. Former President of Pakistan General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, was approached and requested for allotment of a piece of land for the Chamber building, which he generously accepted and a piece of land on main Zarghoon Road, Quetta, was allotted for Chamber building During the construction of building the then President Mr. Kamal-ud-Din Ahmed and Senior Vice President Mr. Tahir Ahmad Khalifa approached the Government of Balochistan for some financial assistance. The then Governor Balochistan General Muhammad Musa and Secretary Finance Mr. Sr. R. Poonegar, accepting their request, granted a sum of rupees One Million for the construction of the Chamber building. The building was constructed and completed in the year 1989-90. The Chamber shifted in the new building and started its work in the year 1990.
Dear Members,Welcoming the honorable members of QCCI and the business community, I wish to express my cordial gratitude and compliments for reposing confidence in electing me unopposed for the responsibility of President of this premier and largest Chamber of Balochistan, Pakistan for the term 2014-2015. It is an evident fact that the business community/ private sector plays a pivotal role for the socio-economic development of the province. Nevertheless, private sector being steadfast to give momentum to the trade and industrial activities of the province, its achievement and efforts still need due recognition. The Quetta Chamber of Commerce & Industry being the stakeholder is committed to protect the genuine and legal rights of its members and the business community while acting as a channel and a bridge between the private sector and the government. At present our province is in the dire need to adopt pragmatic policies to expand the industrial base and quality production in order to generate much needed production for exports along side chalking out, the proactive strategies to create an enabling and investment friendly environment. To outshine in this avenue, it is unavoidable to explore the untapped markets of Iran, Afghanistan, Arabian and Central Asian countries for traditional and non-traditional products. I also seek the support of all senior and executive dignified members of the Chamber with high team spirit. I assure that this Chamber stands ready for services of business community without any discrimination at all. I pray to almighty ALLAH to help and guide me and my team in the accomplishment of all the responsibilities for the uphold of this Chamber. Our aim at the Quetta Chamber is to provide all those interested about Pakistan's potential, industrial and trade, by providing linkage with the concerned business houses and with all such sectors which facilitate you're doing business with us. Any economy with a sound business strategy recognizes the importance of information and communication, at The Quetta Chamber we truly believe in its value and importance.