The second Conference of Islamic Chambers of Commerce and Industry was opened in Karachi by President Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan on Saturday (16 December).
SV PAN Conference centre, Beach Hotel
SV INTERIOR Delegates
SCU President Zia-ul-Haq
SV PAN AND CU Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Conference, Abdul Karim Gaya (2 shots)
SV PAN Delegates listening
SV President Zia-ul-Haq as delegates listen (3 shots)
SV Delegates applauding
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Background: The second Conference of Islamic Chambers of Commerce and Industry was opened in Karachi by President Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan on Saturday (16 December).
SYNOPSIS: Held at the Beach Hotel, the conference was attended by delegates from 32 Islamic countries. The conference first heard from the Secretary General of the conference's organisation, Mr. Abdul Karim Gaya. Later President Zia-ul-Haq reminded delegates that as the major suppliers of oil, they should exploit their advantage and build a sound industrial base for the future when the oil ran out. He said thought should be given to power sources other than oil. President Zia said nuclear power was an important alternative and Pakistan was making the most serious efforts to acquire it.