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The sukkur chamber of commerce and industry, set up in the year 1962-63 have all along been putting its all out efforts for the socio-economic development of upper sindh area, including sukkur division, and to achieve positive objectives suggesting various fiscal measures and incentives to past governments.

The socio-economic conditions of sindh has gone down to such an extent that the industrial investment which, ought to have taken place in upper sindh area was shifted to other developed areas of the provinces, where attractive industrial atmosphere was available.

Sukkur city is the third largest city of sindh province situated at the junction of punjab and baluchistan. The upper sindh has an agro-based economy. Accordingly, most of the agro-based industries were set up here including cotton ginning, vegetable ghee & cooking oil, flour, cotton thread, cement, fertilizer, agriculture implements, tractors repair workshop, confectionery and dates processing mills etc. Sukkur is also a distribution centre, which fulfills the requirement of whole of the upper sindh, part of lower punjab and baluchistan. Main products for distribution are: cotton and silk cloth, hosiery, general merchandise, dates, dry fruits, fresh fruits, vegetables, medicines, paints and varnishes, crockery and cutlery, stainless steel crockery, sanitary ware and fittings, cement, fertilizer, wheat, flour, timber and other miscellaneous items.

Sukkur has the largest dates and dry dates market of asia. Dates and dry date are being exported to india, australia and america for about rupees two billions. In addition knitted ware are also exported from sukkur. Major products being imported here include chemicals, dyes, second hand clothing and industrial raw materials.

There are two industrial estates in sukkur i.e. sindh industrial trading estate (site) and small industries estate (sie). The site was established in 1963 over an area of about 1060 acres and is managed by a managing director and a board housed at karachi.


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