FWCCI MOA

 

 

MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION

OF

FAISALABAD WOMEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

(License Under Trade Organizations Act, 2013)

 

NAME

1). The name of the Women Chamber shall be “FAISALABAD WOMEN CHAMBER OF

 COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY”, hereinafter called the Women Chamber.

 

REGISTERED OFFICE

 

2). The Registered Office of the Women Chamber shall be situated in the district FAISALABAD,

Province of Punjab.

 

 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

 

3). The aim of the Women Chamber, which is non-political, is to unite the members in their

common approach and for this purpose the objects of the Women Chamber are:

(i). To encourage unity, mutual understanding and high ethical standards amongst its members.

(ii). To endeavor to improve the working conditions and facilitate effective input for achievement

of objects for which the Women Chamber has been established.

(iii). To take such steps as the Women Chamber considers desirable towards the promotion of

the interest of trade, industry, and services in Pakistan or outside Pakistan.

(iv). To place before Government and other public and official bodies the views of Members on

 matters affecting the interests of trade, industry, and services.

(v).  To attempt to adopt Unified approach in policies on all matters affecting the interest of

trade, industry, and services in Pakistan.

(vi). To acquire immovable properties by purchase, lease, hire, exchange or otherwise and to

demolish, erect, alter, and / or maintain the same for the benefit of the Women Chamber.

(vii).To manage the movable and immovable properties of the Women Chamber.

 (viii).To seek representations on various bodies dealing with issues of common interests.

(ix).   To discuss and deal with all questions that seem to be connected with or have a bearing

as such on trade, commerce and industry.

(x).   To promote right understanding and unanimity among business and industrialists in and

 outside Pakistan, on all subjects involving their common good and to safeguard the

general mercantile interest in Pakistan and outside.

 

(xi).   To do such other things as are necessary in the general interest of its Members including

 the holding or participation in exhibitions within or outside the Country.

(xii).   To support or oppose legislative or other measures and procure change of law or practice

affecting the interest of Commerce, Industry and services affecting the common interests

 of business community.

 

 

(xiii). To secure adequate (representation of the Women Chamber on Government, public or

Statutorybodies and on trade and business / Industrial delegations.

(xiv).       To accept any bequest, gift, donation or subscription towards or to accumulate and

provide a Fund or Endowment or Waqf and to invest the same and apply the income arising therefrom or to resort to the capital thereof for any objects of the Women Chamber.

(xv).      To resolve controversies and conciliate differences of opinion among members of the

Women Chamber.

(xvi).    To promote education, awareness amongst the Members by holding Seminars and

 workshops, conducting educational causes, inviting experts to deliver lectures.

(xvii).   To seek affiliation with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

(xviii).  To accept deposits of money or goods for any objects of the Women Chamber as may

 be deemed fit.

(xix).    To subscribe to and become and continue to remain member of Federation of Pakistan

Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and to procure from and communicate to

any organization of Trade and Industry in Pakistan or abroad such information as may be conducive to the attainment of the objects of the Women Chamber.

(xx).     To subscribe to any local or other charity andgrant any donations for any public purposes and to provide provident or superannuation fund or funds for the servants of the Women Chamber or otherwise to assist an such servants, their widows and children.

(xxi).    To communicate with Federal and Provincial Governments, Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry or other commercial and public bodies and to concert and promote measures for the protection of the aforesaid interests.

(xxiii).  To file, prosecute, defend or contest, join or aid in filing, prosecuting and defending any such actions, suits, applications, appeals or other proceedings as the Women Chamber may think proper or which may be conducive to the attainment of the objects of the Women Chamber.

(xxiv).  To pay all costs, charges and expenses, preliminary and incidental to the promotion, formation, establishment or registration of the Women Chamber and the conduct of the affairs thereof.

(xxv).   To collect, circulate and disseminate statistics and other information relating to Commerce, Industry, Trade or Services.

(xxv).   To enter into any arrangement with any Government Federal or Provincial or Authority, Municipal, local or otherwise that may seem conducive to the objects of the Women Chamber or any of them and to obtain from any such Government or Authority rights, concessions, privileges which the Women Chamber may think fit to obtain and to carry out any such arrangement, rights, privileges and concessions.

(xxiv).  To sign, seal, execute and deliver all instruments, deeds, documents and writing whatsoever that may be found to be necessary or expedient in realization of the objects of the Women Chamber or conduct of its affairs.

(xxvii). To frame from time to time, such rules and laws as the Women Chamber may deem fit or proper for all or any of the objects, and to comply with all the requirements of the Trade Organization Ordinance 2013.

(xxviii).            And generally, to do all acts, deeds, and things which may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects stated herein above.

 

(b).       Maintaining laboratories and demonstration rooms and employing technical and industrial experts on the staff of the Women Charnber on payment or otherwise.

(c).       Helping in the export out of Pakistan and import from other countries of all industrialproducts and  commodities in all possible ways.

(d).       Advancing loans to or arranging loans for Pakistan and other dealers and manufacturers for consideration or otherwise.

(e).       Adopting such means as would help the dealers and manufacturers in facing competition and dumping by regulating prices, or by such other means as may be deem necessary.

(xliii).    To take such steps by personal or written appeals public meetings or otherwise as may from time to time be deemed expedient for the purpose of procuring contributions to the funds of the Women Chamber in the shape of donations, annual subscription or otherwise.

(xliv).   To provide for help and encourage study and training in technical and commercial matters by granting scholarships, awarding prize-stipends or giving other monetary aids to institutions through such other ways and means as may be determined from time to time.

(xlv).    To run sections or departments including those relating to exports, imports, statistics, publicity and publications as may be determined from time to time.

(xlvi).   To arrange international Exhibitions in Pakistan or abroad and / or to participate in I           International Exhibitions or Forum in accordance with the aims and objectives of the

Women Chamber.

(xlvii).  To canvass, publicize, propagate and take all steps in the interest of the Women Chamber and for protection of the interests of the members and to consider, recommend and support all actions directed towards improvement in the conditions of the trade.

(xlviii).To enter into any arrangements with Government and public authorities-Municipal, Port,

Railways, local or otherwise which may foster and consolidate the objectives of the Women Chamber or any of them whether individually or collectively for advancement of the interests of the trade.

(xlix).   To lend, advance or borrow or raise interest free monies or secure the payment of such monies in such manner as the Women Chamber may think fit and in particular manner by creation and issue of debenture or debenture stocks, perpetual or otherwise, charged upon all or any of the properties of the Women Chamber, present or future and to purchase redeem or pay such security or securities.

AND it is hereby declared that the objects set forth in any sub clauses of this clause shall not, except, where the context expressly so requires be in any way limited or restricted by reference to or inference from terms of any other sub-clauses or by the name of the Women Chamber.

4).The income and property of the Women Chamber whence-so-ever derived, shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Women Chamber as set forth in this Memorandum of Association. No portion thereof shall be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly by way of dividend or bonus or otherwise howsoever or by way of profit to the persons who at any time are or had been members of the Women Chamber or to any of them or to any persons claiming through them. Provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith of remunerating to the officers or employees of the Women Chamber or to any member thereof or other person in return for any professional services actually rendered to the Women Chamber, or the payment of interest on money borrowed or rent for premises demised to the Women Chamber.

5).        The liability of the members is limited.

6).        Every member undertakes to contribute to the assets of the Women Chamber in the event of the same being wound up during the time that he is a member or within one year afterwards for payment of the debts and

 

(xxix).  To protect and promote the trade and to secure cooperation among Members in general and those dealing in these lines in particular.

(xxx).   To establish just and equitable principles in Industry and Services.

(xxxi).  To form a code or codes or practices to simplify and facilitate transaction of business.

(xxxii). To undertake special inquiries and action for securing redressal of legitimate grievances of the members of the Women Chamber.

(xxxiii).            To establish and maintain Information Bureau, to print and publish journals, periodicals newspapers, books, pamphlets, leaflets, directories etc., and to establish and maintain library and reading rooms for the promotion of the objects of the Women Chamber.

(xxxiv).To arrange and convene conferences, lectures, shows, meetings on the subject

affecting the interest of the members of the Women Chamber.

(XXXV).To obtain any order; provisional or otherwise or any legislative enactment, for enabling

the Women Chamber to carry out any of the objects into effect, or for effecting any modification of the Women Chamber’s Constitution, or for any other purpose, which may seem expedient; and to oppose any proceedings or applications which may seem expedient; and to oppose any proceedings or application which may seem calculated directly or indirectly to prejudice the Women Chamber’s objects.

(xxxvi).To affiliate with any international organizations excluding foreign national body having

objects altogether or in part similar to those of this Women Chamber for the purpose of securing the aims and objects of this Women Chamber.

(xxxvii).To subscribe, to become member of, subsidies and cooperate with any other Women

Chamber or association, whether incorporated or not, whose objects are altogether or in part similar to those of this Women Chamber and to procure from and communicate to any such Women Chamber or association, such information as may be likely to promote the objects of the Women Chamber.

. (xxxvii).To amalgamate with, affiliate, join, take over any other Women Chamber or

association, whether incorporated or not, whose objects are altogether or in part similar to those of this Women Chamber upon such terms and conditions, including those for any additional alteration or modification of the name of this Women Chamber as may be mutually agreed.

(xxxix).To license brokers, mucaddams, weighmen and samplers upon such terms and

conditions as to fees and other, as the Women Chamber may from time to time prescribe; and to provide for sampling and weighing of commodities and for carrying on all or any of the functions usually associated with such weighing or sampling upon such terms and conditions as to fees payable by members or otherwise as may from time to time be determined by the Women Chamber.

(xl).      To carry out measurement and weighment of cargo, survey of merchandise and for that

purpose or otherwise to issue. Certificates of quality, certificates or origin and such other certificates as may be required under the international rules and usages.

(xii).     To aid in subscribing money to any charitable or benevolent purposes or for the promotion generally of any matters of charity or other useful objects with a view to establish harmony and business relationship amongst various mercantile communities in general and Pakistan community in particular.

(xlii).    To help aid and encourage manufacturers of and dealers in industrial products and

commodities in producing and improving their products, sale and proper distribution by:

(a).       Suggestion and expert device on the method of production, sale, cheap carriage etc.

 

 

 

We the several persons whose names and addressed are subscribed are desirous of being formed into a Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry in pursuance of these Memorandum of Association:

 

S. No

Name of Subscribers

CNIC

Address

Signature

1.      

NIGHAT SHAHID

33100-0913788-0

HOUSE NO.7 CANAL ROAD

CANAL PARK NEAR FCCI COMPLEX, FAISALABAD

 

2.      

NAJLA ZAFAR

33100-3140084-8

P-45, RAVI GARDEN SATIANA ROAD, FAISALABAD

 

3.      

QURRAT-UL-AIN

35200-4546888-0

29-A OFFICER COLONY NO.1, FAISALABAD

 

4.      

TAHMINA RIAZ

33100-4566371-2

P-2121/1STREET NO 17 BLOCK-A NEW CIVIL LINES, FAISALABAD

 

5.      

ROBEENA AMJAD

33100-9280280-8

CHAK # 7, NEAR SAIM NALA, SARGODHAR ROAD, FAISALABAD

 

6.      

MISS HAYNIA JAVED

33104-0595560-4

4TH FLOOR, SITARA TOWER, NEW CIVIL LINES, FAISALABAD

 

7.      

ROBINA KOUSAR

33100-7826786-8

GENERAL STORE 213 SUSAN ROAD MADINA TOWN, FAISALABAD

 

8.      

SUMERA ASHRAF

33100-7606632-8

OPPOSITE P-263, LANE # 4, WEST CANAL ROAD FAISAL TOWN, FAISALABA

 

9.      

UZMA TABASUM

35201-1397936-6

HOUSE# P-5, GARDEN COLONY-A FAISALABAD

 

10.    

MS. TASGHIRA

33103-0617384-2

4/A BEHIND SHELL PETROLEUM, MUSLIM TOWN, SARGODAHR ROAD, FAISALABAD

 

11.    

AMBREEN TAHIR

35201-8474727-0

STREET # 9, SARDAR COLONY MALIK PUR, FAISALABAD

 

12.    

MRS. SHAMA AHMAD

33100-2067760-8

JHUMRA ROAD, NISHATABAD FAISALABAD

 

13.    

MS. NAHEED KAUSAR

33100-5060692-4

HOUSE NO, P-21, STREET JYM KHAN ROAD, CIVLINES, FAISALABD

 

14.    

MS. HIRA AMMAR

33100-7767079-0

HOUSE NO, P-21, STREET JYM KHAN ROAD, CIVLINES, FAISALABAD

 

15.    

MS. URVA NABEEL

33100-3654916-0

HOUSE NO, P-21, STREET JYM KNAN ROAD, CIVILINES, FAISALABAD

 

16.    

MS. TAHREEM SALMAN

33100-5070192-4

HOUSE NO 4, STREET ABU BAKKAR, BILAL ROAD, FAISALABAD

 

17.    

MS. ANEEQA SAEED

33100-8451348-6

HOUSE NO, P-644, STREET NO 2, MUHALLAH SHARIF PURA, FAISALABAD

 

18.    

MS. FATIMA SAEED

33100-8345993-6

495-D, PEOPLES COLONY NO 1, MADINA TOWN, FAISALABAD

 

 

 

liabilities of the Women Chamber contracted before the time at which he cease to be a member and of the costs, charges and expenses of winding up the same and for adjustment of the rights, of contributories amongst themselves such amount as may be required, but not exceeding Rupees.2000=

If upon the winding up or dissolution of the Women Chamber there remains after satisfaction of all the debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to, or divided among the members of the Women Chamber but shall be given or transferred to some institution having objects similar to the objects of the Women Chamber and approved under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 to be determined by the Women Chamber at or before the time of the dissolution and in default thereof by such judge of the highest law court in the Province of Punjab may have or acquired jurisdiction in the matter.

8). No addition, alteration and amendment shall be made in the Memorandum of Association or in the regulations contained in the Articles of Association for the time being in force unless the same shall have been previously submitted to and approved by the Government.

9). The territories to which the objects of the Women Chamber shall extend are the whole of Pakistan.

 

.(xvi).   “Resolution of Women Chamber” means any resolution passed at any meeting convened to take decisionwhile adhering to the provisions of Section 157 to 173 of the Ordinance.

(xvii).   “Words indicating the singular number shall, include plural numbers and Vice Versa. Words signifyingpersons shall apply mutatis mutandis to firms, corporations or Joint Stock Companies.

(xviii). “Words indicating masculine gender shall include feminine gender.

(a).       All other expression defined in the Ordinance shall have the meaning assigned to them in the Ordinance

(b).       When any provision of the Ordinance is referred to the references shall be to such provision as modified by any statutory enactment for the time being in force.

LIMIT OF MEMBERS

For the purpose of registration, the Women Chamber hereby declares to consist of unlimited number of members.

PURPOSE

The Women Chamber is established for the purposes expressed in the Memorandum of Association.

CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS

:

6).The Membership of the Women Chamber shall comprise two categories of members, namely:

(a).Corporate Members of the Women Chamber which are either a Body Corporate or a Multinational Corporation having its Head Office or Branch Office in Pakistan or a Sales Tax Registered Business concern.

(b).Associate Members of the Women Chamber which are not a Body Corporate or a Multinational or a Sales Tax Registered Business concern.

ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP

A sole proprietorship firm or any other company or a business concern shall be eligible for membership of the Women Chamber, provided it fulfils the criteria as provided in Rule 11 (a to e) of Trade Rules 2013.

Every application for the membership of the Women Chamber shall be made on a form prescribed by the Women Chamber and submitted by the Applicant to the Secretary General together with the first year’s Membership Fee subscription and the admission fee.

Every individual business concern firm or joint stock company desirous of becoming a member of the Women Chamber shall “submit to the Secretary General, membership application form. The application so received shall be placed before the next meeting of or circulated amongst the Executive Committee which may accept or reject the same for the reasons specified in the rejection order.

in case of rejection, no further application shall be entertained for a period of one year reckoned from the date of such rejection and the fees paid by the Applicant shall be refunded. The applicant shall, however, have the right to approach the Director General, whose decision in this regard shall be final and binding.

 

 

 

UNDER SECTION 42 OF THE COMPANIES ORDIANNCE 1984

ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

 

OF

FAISALABAD WOMEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

(Licensecl under the Trade Organizations Ordinance, 2013)

(XXXI of 2013)

REGULATIONS

1).            The Regulations contained in Table C of the First Schedule to the Companies Ordinance, 1984 (XLVII of 1984) shall not apply to the Women Chamber except as laid down herein.

DEFINITIONS

2).            In the Articles unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context.

(i).           “Women Chamber” means FAISALABAD WOMEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INDUSTRY

(ii).          “Member” means a business concern whether Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Association of Persons, or a Company

                admitted as Associate or Corporate member of the Women Chamber.

(iii).         “General Meeting” means a meeting of General Body whether ordinary, special or extraordinary.

(iv).         “The Article” means the Articles of Association.

(v).          “The President” means the President of the Women Chamber.

(vi).         “The Bye-laws” means the Bye-Laws of the Women Chamber for the time being in force.

(vii).        “The Committee” means the Executive Committee of the Women Chamber elected under these Articles and include any Regional Committee or Sub-Committee of the Women Chamber appointed by the ExecutiveCommittee.

 (viii). “Office Bearers” means the President, Senior Vice President and Vice President.

(ix). The Secretary General” means the Secretary General of the Women Chamber.

(x). “Trade Act” means the Trade Organizations Act, 2013 for the time being in force:

(xi). “Trade Rules” means the Trade Organizations Rules, 2013 for the time being in force.

 (xii). “Regulator” means Regulator of Trade Organization appointed under the Trade Organizations Act 2013.

(xiii). “Year” means a year reckoned from 1st October to 31th September.

(xiv). “The Ordinance” means the Companies Ordinance of 1984 or any other statutory enactment in place of saidOrdinance for the time being in force.

(xv).“Register” means the Register of Members of Women Chamber kept in pursuance of Section 147 of the Companies

Ordinance, 1984.

 

DURATION OF MEMBERSHIP

9). The Membership of the Women Chamber shall be for a period of one year and shall expire on the 31″ day of March every year, irrespective of the date of grant of Membership.

RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP

10). The Membership shall be renewable on annual basis subject to fulfilment of the following conditions:

a). Payment of prescribed fee within the time stipulated for the purpose but not later than 318 of March; and

b). Proof of filing returns of Income Tax and Sales Tax if applicable, for the preceding year.

ADMISSION FEE

11).      Every member will be required to pay admission fee at the rate determined by the Executive Committee from time to time. Any firm being a member of the Women Chamber shall have, on changing the Firm’s name or on change of constitution of the firm, to put in a fresh application for membership. However, no admission fee shall be charged, provided the Applicant has taken over the assets and accepted the liabilities of the original firm. In any case the Executive Committee shall be competent to decide such cases on merit.

MEMBERSHIP FEE

12).      In addition to the Admission Fee payable as provided in Article-11, every member shall annually pay Membership Fee by 31 March each year, for the year. The Membership fee may be varied from time to time by the Executive Committee.

13).      PRIVILIGES OF MEMBERSHIP

 1).       Every member of the Women Chamber shall be entitled:

a).        To take part in the elections and cast vote to elect office bearers of the Women Chamber as perrules and regulations in force.

 b).       To take advantage of the information and record available with the Women Chamber under such limitation as the Executive Committee may prescribe.

c).        To obtain a copy of the annual report and statement of accounts of the Women Chamber.

d).        To obtain a copy of all publications of the Women Chamber either free of cost or at such prices as may be fixed by the Executive committee from time to time,

e).        To cause an ordinary or extraordinary General Meeting of the Women Chamber to be convened in conjunction with other members of the Women Chamber in accordance with these articles.

f).        To participate in the General Meetings of the Women Chamber.

g).        To stand or propose or second members for election to the Executive Committee of the Women Chamber.

h).        To stand for election as a representative of the Women Chamber on any non-political public or private body.

i).         To seek assistance of the Women Chamber for securing all reasonable facilities for the development of his trade / industry.

 

j).         To inspect or examine books of accounts and other documents, registers or records of the Women Chamber subject to any rules, conditions or limitation that may be laid down in this behalf under the relevant law or by the Committee or by a resolution of the Women Chamber in a General Meeting.

k).        To be entitled to such other privileges as may be specified by the Executive Committee from time to time.

2).        In order to avoid conflict of interests and positions, a proposed member will furnish an undertaking to the effect that the applicant is neither a member of any other trade organization nor intends to do so.

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DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS

Every member, shall have the following duties and obligations:

(a).       To make every effort to carry out the aims and objectives of the Women Chamber as set forth in theMemorandum of Association.

(b).       To carry out and abide by the rules and regulations of the Women Chamber as laid down in these Articles or in the bye-laws framed there-under from time to time.

c).        Submit as far as possible all complaints, appeals, etc. in writing to the Secretary General.

(d).       To bring to the notice of the Executive Committee any matter likely to cause any loss or harm to the interest of the Women Chamber or its Members in whatever manner.

(e).       To pay the Membership fee of the Women Chamber regularly.

f).        To accept and abide by the decision of the Executive Committee provided the decisions are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Memorandum or the Articles of Association or the Trade Ordinance, or any rules, regulations, instructions or directions issued thereunder.

(g).       To convey to the Executive Committee all information that may be considered necessary for promoting the aims and objects of the Women Chamber.

(h).       To take part in the deliberations of the meetings of the Women Chamber which he is entitled to attend and to abide by the rules framed for the conduct of the business of the meetings from time to time.

(i).        To assist and cooperate with the Executive Committee in the field of trade, commerce and industry with specific reference to the trade or industry the Women Chamber is concerned.

(j).        The proceedings of the Women Chamber, will be treated by members as strictly confidential and will not be discussed in pubic. Only the President (or his duly authorized nominee) will be entitled to make a public statement on behalf of the Women Chamber. If any member has failed to observe the rule requiring proceedings of the Women Chamber to be treated as confidential the Women Chamber may in writing call upon such member to resign from the Women Chamber.

ELECTIONS

15).      The election of the Women Chamber shall be conducted according to the procedure laid down in the Articles of Association and according to a schedule approved by the Executive Committee between the first day of July and 30″ day of September each year subject to the following wherever applicable:

(a).       The election of the Members of the Executive Committee excluding President, Senior Vice President: and Vice President shall be held by secret ballot. The members of Executive Committee so elected shall proceed to elect from themselves President and Vice-President and their final result shall beofficially announced at the General Meeting of the Women Chamber called for this purpose within fifteen days of the date of polling but before or on 30 September.

(b).       On completion of their term the retiring members of the Executive Committee shall not be eligible to stand for election or co-option for the Executive Committee in any representative capacity for the next one year.

(c).       No voting by proxy or postal ballot shall be allowed.

(d).       No member shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of Women Chamber unless all moneys due on account of Membership fee or otherwise have been paid to the Women Chamber by the due date.

(e).       Voting rights shall accrue only after two year’s standing as member, except for the first elections after the incorporation,

(f).       No member who has resigned or ceased to be a member or has been expelled from the Women Chamber shall be entitled to attend or vote at any meeting of the Women Chamber.

(g).       The President or whosoever be presiding over a meeting shall, in the case of equality of votes, have a second or casting vote except in the matter of any election of the Women Chamber.

ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE

16).      A member shall be eligible to vote in election of the Women Chamber after completion of two year of membership in the Women Chamber provided such a member fulfills the conditions stipulated for the renewal of membership and the change of class of membership, if any, has been notified by the Secretary General with the approval of Executive Committee of the Women Chamber as the case may be, at least three months prior to announcement of election schedule.

17).      Every member eligible to vote shall deposit with the Secretary General of the Women Chamber the specimen signature card along with his / her photograph indicating his / her status in the firm, company or concern. The right to vote shall be allowed only to the proprietor, partner or the director of the member firm or company, or a person not below the rank of General Manager authorized by the Board of Directors of a public limited company or a multi-National company, as the case may be,

18).      The Proprietor, partner or director of the member firm or company concerned or a person not below the rank of General Manager authorized by the Board Directors of public limited company or a multinational company shall be entitled to cast his/her vote at the time of election only if his or her name has already been registered with the Secretary General of the Women Chamber and his name appears on the list of voters. However, in the case of Associated Bodies, Women Chambers or persons a society or a trust etc., the member may be represented by an authorized person who is member of its Governing Body.

LIST OF VOTERS

19).      The Secretary General of the Women Chamber shall within seven days of the issuance of the election schedule display a list of all members eligible to vote along with their National Tax Number, Sales Tax Registration Number, if applicable and the name and National Identity Card Number of their representative. Provided that every member of the Women Chamber will be entitled to obtain a copy of such list upon payment of the prescribed fee. The voters list shall be displayed at:

(a).       The Notice Board of the Women Chamber, and

(b).       The website of the Women Chamber.

20).      The change, if any, regarding name of representative appearing in the list of voters shall be sent to the Secretary General of the Women Chamber along with necessary proof of eligibility within seven days of the announcement of election schedule.

21).      The members who have any objection to the entries / changes in the list of voters shall send their objections in writing to the Secretary General within seven days of the issuance of the said list.

22).      The Secretary General will intimate action on the objections or changes sent by members within seven days from the last day under preceding clause.

23).      In case of any dispute pertaining to the eligibility of a member, the matter may be referred to the Election Commission of the Women Chamber by any person aggrieved by the decision of the Secretary General of the Women Chamber within three days which will decide that case within three days.

24).      Within three days of the decision by the Election Commissioner, any person aggrieved by the decision of the Election Commission may appeal to the Director General whose decision in this regard shall be final.

25).      Within three days of the decision of the Election Commission or the Director General as the case may be on such reference and changes, if any otherwise allowed by the Secretary General, a copy of final list of voters shall be provided to the candidates contesting the election and a copy of such list shall also be submitted to the Director General, forthwith. The final list of voters shall also be displayed at:.

(a).       The Notice Board of the head office and Regional Offices of the Women Chamber, and

(b).       The website of the Women Chamber.

NOMINATION PAPERS

26).      Within four days of the issuance of the final list of voters, any person who is eligible to contest the election for the vacant post, shall send his nomination duly proposed, seconded, and signed by the candidate to the Secretary General on the prescribed from in accordance with the Articles of Association or rules of the Women Chamber.

APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION COMMISSION

27).      Simultaneously with the approval of election schedule the Executive Committee of the Women Chamber shall appoint an Election Commission, subject to the following conditions namely:

(a).       The Commission may comprise of three members;

(b).       The members so appointed have submitted their consent in writing to their appointment as such; (c).            The members of the Commission, so appointed have not held any office of the Women Chamber

 for the preceding two years.

(d).       The members of the Commission shall not become a candidate in the election they are

conducting;

(e).       The members of Commission shall act independently and impartially; and

(f).       The members of the Commission shall not canvass for any candidate or panels contesting the election, they are conducting.

BALLOT PAPERS

28).      The ballot papers shall have duly numbered counterfoils and the voters shall sign or affix thumb impression thereon in the presence of the polling agents of the candidates and the returning officer before the issuance of ballot papers to him/her.

29).      It shall be the duty of the polling officer to see the original identity card issued by the Women Chamber or national identity card or passport and or the driving license or any other acceptable mode of identification of the voter and write the number thereof on the counterfoil.

 

30).      After comparing the signatures and photographs with the specimen signatures cards the polling office shall handover the ballot paper to the voter.

31).      The ballot shall be signed by the Secretary General or an officer of the Women Chamber duly authorized by the Commission in this behalf and shall also be signed by the polling officer at the time when it is issued.

32).      The voter shall not be allowed to leave the booth after the ballot paper has been handed over to him until and unless he or she has inserted his / her ballot paper in the box placed before the presiding officer / polling office and polling agents of the candidates.

33).      Adequate arrangements shall be made to maintain he secrecy of the polls.

34).      Proper account shall be maintained by a designated officer in respect of ballot papers including used, unused, tendered, challenged or stray ballot papers.

35).      The challenged votes shall be kept in a separate sealed envelop duly signed and sealed by the polling officer.

36).      The Commission or an officer designated by the Commission shall decide about the challenged votes after verification of necessary information from the member firm, company or concern before the official announcement of the results.

CONDUCT OF POLLING

37).      The returning officer as appointed shall be incharge of all arrangements connected with such elections, including counting of votes and announcement of results.

COUNTING OF VOTES

38).      Counting of votes shall take place immediately after the polling hours under the supervision of Returning officer in the presence of polling agents of the candidates, if any, at the designated sites.

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

39).      Provisional results may be declared by the returning officer immediately after the counting votes is completed.

INSPECTION OF RECORD OF ELECTIONS

40).      The record of elections shall be open to inspection by the Members upon an application made to the Returning Officer or his nominee in this behalf within seven days of the date of polling.

EQUALITY OF VOTES

41).      In the event of Equality of votes between two or more candidates a lot shall be drawn by the returning officer in the presence of candidates or their authorized representatives / polling agents such candidates and a record of the result thereof shall be made.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS

42).      The final result of elections shall be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Women Chamber. Called for this purpose within fifteen days of the date of polling, but not later then 30th of September of the year, which shall be the material date for the purposes of paragraph (iii) of clause (f) of sub-Section (2) of Section 14 of the Trade Organizations Act, 2013.

43).         The final election result announced at the General Meeting shall be displayed at:

(a).       The Notice Board of the Women Chamber within two days; and

(b).       Displayed at the website of the Women Chamber within two days; and

(c).          Submitted to the Regulator of Trade Organizations within 7 days.

REGISTER OF MEMBERS

44). (a).         A register of members in the form specified in Annex-l of Schedule-A of the Trade Rules, shall be maintained at the Registered Office of the Women Chamber in which shall be set forth the names, addresses and other particulars of all the members, for the time being, and in which shall be recorded all changes in membership.

(b).                          Every member shall have the right to have the name of his / its representative changed from time to time provided that no such change shall be affected during the period from the date on which the final list of members and their representative has been circulated for the purpose of the elections of the Women Chamber until after the holding of the elections.

RESIGNATION, REMOVAL AND EXPULSION FROM MEMBERSHIP.

45). (a).           Any member may resign from the Women Chamber by giving 30 days’ notice in writing to the Executive Committee and upon expiration of the notice he shall cease to be a member. The member who has resigned or whose name has been removed from the register for non-payment of subscription or for expulsion from the membership for the Women Chamber shall remain liable for all dues to the Women Chamber upto the date of resignation, removal or expulsion.

(b).                   Any member who has resigned or whose name has been removed from the register or who has been expelled from the membership of the Women Chamber shall not be entitled to refund of membership fee paid by him to the Women Chamber.’

(c).                          A member shall be liable to be fined up to an amount equal to that of the Membership Fee or to be expelled from the membership of the Women Chamber, or the rights and privileges of member shall be liable to be withdrawn, by a resolution of the Executive Committee passed in a meeting specially convened for the purpose by two third majority of the members present in person for any of the following reasons.

(i).                           Neglect of or refusing to submit to, abide by, or carry out any decision of the Executive Committee taken within the limits laid down by the Articles of the Association or by the Trade Ordinance, or any, rules, regulations, instructions or directions issued thereunder.

(ii).                          indulging in unethical practices.

(iii).                         Intentional violation of the rules, regulations, or bye-laws of the Women Chamber, provided that a member shall not be expelled by the Executive Committee unless he has been given an opportunity of explaining his position in writing and / or in person.

Provided further that the member so expelled shall have the right to appeal, within one month from the date of expulsion, to the General Body of the Women Chamber.

Provided further that when such an appeal is made by the member, the Executive Committee shall arrange to convene a meeting of the General Body within 30 days from the date of receipt of the appeal, and the decision of the General Body in the matter shall be final.

Provided further that the aggrieved person shall have the right to appeal to the Regulator of Trade Organizations, whose decision shall be final and binding.

 

CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP

 

46).         A member shall cease to be a member of the Women Chamber for any of the following reasons:

 (i).          If he resigns from his membership as per clause (a) of Article 43 above, or

 (ii).         if he is expelled from membership as per clause (c) of Article 43 above or

(iii).         If he fails to pay annual subscription or any other dues by a date determined by the Executive Committee, despite notice for ‘payment in this behalf, provided that the Executive committee if it deems fit and proper shall have power to extend time for payment.

(iv).         If any change is made in the constitution of a firm or corporate name of a company, or corporation which substantially alters the composition of that firm, company or corporation or

(v).          In case of an individual, if he is undischarged insolvent, or if he is adjudged by a competent court to be of unsound mind, or if he is convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude, or

(vi)          .In the case of a firm, when it is dissolved, or adjudged insolvent or the partners thereof are convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude,

(vii).        In the case of company or corporation, when it is wound up, or

(viii).If he closes or transfers his business to a place outside Pakistan, or

(ix).      If he is expelled from membership of the Women Chamber under the Trade Ordinance, or any other laws and Ordinance issued from time to time governing the activities of Trade Women Chambers, or

(x).       If he ceases to hold requisite permission or license for carrying out the business of trade

organizations.

RESTORATION OF MEMBERSHIP

47).         A member whose name has been removed from the register due to non-payment of subscription shall be eligible for re-enrolment on payment of an admission fee afresh and all arrears outstanding against him.

48).         Any vacancy caused by disqualification under the provisions of these Articles in the Executive Committee shall be filled for the remaining part of the term by the Committee in such manner as it decides.

ADMINISTRATION

49).         The Administration and management of the affairs of the Women Chamber shall vest in Office Bearers and Executive Committee.

COMPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

50).         The Women Chamber shall comprise a President, Senior Vice President and Vice President an Executive Committee and the General Body. The General Body shall serve as the Electoral College for election of the Members of Executive Committee except for the seats reserved for women entrepreneurs for which the Electoral College shall be the Executive Committee.

51).         The Executive Committee shall comprise of persons elected by the General Body from amongst its Members the Executive subject to the following:

 

(1).       The Executive Committee shall comprise of at-least ten and maximum thirty Members, as determined by the General Body from time to time.

Provided that there shall be at least fifty percent of the Members of the Executive Committee from Corporate Members.

(2).          In addition to the number of Members of the Executive Committee mentioned in (1) above, two seats will be reserved for women Entrepreneurs in the Executive Committee.

(3).          In addition to the seats provided in clause (1) and (2) above the immediate past president of the Women Chamber shall be an ex-officio member of the executive committee without voting right.

(4).          In addition to the seats mentioned herein above there shall be one seat reserved for nominee of each town association affiliated with the Women Chamber.

52).         If any seat reserved for any of the stipulate categories remains vacant, it shall not be filled with members from other category.

53).         Where the General Body of the Women Chamber comprises of at least fifty percent members from Associate Class, there shall be rotation of office of President between the Associate and Corporate Members. After first elections under the Trade Act, the President would be from such class of members as may be decided by the Executive Committee,

54).         Where there is rotation of office of President, the President and Vice-President, shall not be from the same class of members.

55).         The President, in addition to the functions and responsibilities assigned to them in the Memorandum and Articles of Association, shall be ex-officio member of the Executive Committee of the Women Chamber.

56).         The tenure of all elected office bearers shall be one year. 

57).    The tenure of the Members of the Executive Committee shall be two years subject to:

a).        Fifty percent of the members of the Executive Committee shall retire every year;

b).           After the first election of the Executive Committee under the Trade Act a draw shall be made to determine the fifty percent members who shall retire after expiry of first year

58).         On completion of the term, office bearers and members of the Executive Committee shall not be eligible to contest election or co-option in any representative capacity in the trade organization for the next one year

Provided that the above condition shall not apply to the office bearers and members of the Executive Committee elected under the Trade Organizations Ordinance 1961.

SUB-COMMITTEE

59).         The Executive Committee shall be competent to constitute the sub-committees with such powers and duties as may be determined by the Executive Committee from time to time. The Executive Committee shall also nominate the Convener of the Committees so constituted.

CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETINGS

60).         In the case of the Executive Committee, the President or in his absence the Sr. Vice-President or Vice President or in the absence of both of them any member of the Executive Committee elected for the time being by a majority of votes shall preside at the meetings of the Executive Committee.

 

 

 

VACANIES

61).      Any casual vacancy caused in the office of the Vice President or any member of the Committee during the interval between two General Meetings shall be filed in by the Executive Committee in such manner as it may decide.

APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORES

62).      At each Annual General Meetings, the General Body shall appoint an Auditor or Auditors according to the provisions of the Companies Ordinance. The Auditor so appointed shall audit the accounts of the Women Chamber, which will be placed before the General Body, in the Annual General Meeting held immediately thereafter.

POWER AND DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

63).      The President shall perform such duties and have such powers as vested in the Chief Executive in terms of the companies Ordinance without prejudice to the generality, the President shall discharge the following duties, namely:

       I.            to preside at the meetings of the Executive Committee and / or meetings of the General Body.

    II.            To control and maintain decorum and discipline at the meetings.

 III.            To look after and supervise the working and activities of the Women Chamber.

 IV.            To use his casting vote in case of equality of votes.

    V.            To give precedence to any item of the Agenda and to give rulings to points that may be raised in meetings.

 VI.            To direct the Secretary General to call the meeting of the Executive Committee and the General Body, as the case may be.

VII.            To adjourn or disperse unruly and undisciplined meetings.

VIII.            To lead the delegations and the deputations.

64).            In the absence of the President, the Senior Vice President or the absence of the Sr. Vice President, the Vice President shall exercise all the powers of the President and discharge the duties in relation to the Women Chamber and the Executive Committee.

POWERS AND DUTIES OF SECRETARY GENERAL

65).      The Secretary General shall be incharge of the secretariat of the Women Chamber and responsible for day-to-day operations of the Women Chamber and in his capacity as such shall be of the custodian of all record of the Women Chamber. Without prejudice to the generality, the Secretary General will perform the following duties:

a)      To issue notices and agenda for the meetings of the Executive Committee as the case may be.

b)      To carry out the decision of the General Body, Executive Committee as the case may be.

c)      To keep the office record properly and carry-on correspondence on behalf of the Women Chamber.

d)     To record or cause to be recorded the minutes of the meetings of the General Body, Executive Committee as the case may be, and ensure their timely circulation to all concerned.

e)      To prepare annual reports and accounts of the Women Chamber.

f)       To sign all documents, bills and letters either singly or jointly with any other office bearer as may be decided by the Executive Committee.

g)      To incur urgent and necessary expenses to the extend as determine by the Executive Committee.

h)      To place and present the Report of any Sub-Committee before the Executive Committee.

i)        To sign cheques jointly with President, Vice President, or any member of the Executive Committee duly authorized in this behalf.

j)        The Secretary General will also act as the Returning Officer in the Elections of the Women Chamber.

AND GENERALLY, exercise such powers and duties as may be incidental to the office of the Secretary General.

POWER AND DUTEISOF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

(66).     Ordinarily the Executive Committee shall have the following powers and duties.

(i).        To carry out all the rules, aims and objects of the Women Chamber.

(ii).       To look after and manage all the property; movable and immovable held by the Women Chamber.

(iii).      To acquire, obtain, utilize and enjoy privileges, concessions, benefits and rights extended to registered / recognized Women Chambers.

(iv).      To approve and keep regular record of the activities of the Women Chamber.

(v).       To appoint, suspend or dismiss any paid employee of the Women Chamber and to determine the terms and conditions of Employment of the Employees.

(vi).      To cooperate with other persons or persons or Women Chambers in the interest of the Women Chamber.

(vii).     To settle differences of opinion between members and to hear appeals whenever such appals come to the Executive Committee under these Articles.

(viii).    To recommend t the General Body to close entrollment or to change conditions for new entrollment.

(ix).      To convence meetings of the General Body and to place proposals relating to the common problems of the Women Chamber.

(x).       To issue instructions and direction, to members of the Women Chamber.

(xi).      To interpret these Articles.

(xii).     To fill any vacancy occurring among its members provided that a vacancy in the office of the President shall be filled by the General body in its General Meetings.

(xiii).    To incur all expenses all questions of policy affecting the Women Chamber.

(67).     The Executive Committee shall keep or cause to be kept proper books of accounts in which           shall be entered full, true and complete account of the affairs and transactions of the Women Chamber whether at the head Office or the circle offices, especially the following:

a)      Minutes Book for meetings of the General Body.

b)      Minutes Book for Meetings of the Executive Committee.

c)      Register of Members.

d)     A register of members of the Executive Committee showing the names and addresses and all changes made therein from time to time.

(68).           Every member shall be entitled to inspect the account books and other documents which shall be kept at office of the Women Chamber to such an extent as the Executive Committee may from time to time determine. The Committee or the President or Sr. Vice-President or Vice President shall have power to refuse inspection of any documents which at the time may be confidential and whose disclosure in its or his opinion is likely to prejudice the interests of the Women Chamber. Reasons for such refusal may be given in writing and the aggrieved party may appeal to the Executive Committee whose decision in the matter shall be final.

ANNUAL GNENERAL MEETING

69).            An Annual General Meeting shall be held every year at such place and time as the Executive Committee may consider convenient at which a Report of the Proceedings of the previous year and the audited yearly accounts shall be sent to the members in advance. The first General Meeting shall be held not less than one month, or more than three months after the incorporation of the Women Chamber.

70).            Accounting year of the Women Chamber will be closed in the 30th June every year and its financial statements duly audited by a chartered accountant along with a list of members as on the 30th June shall be furnished by the Women Chamber to the Regulatory Authorities, on or before the 30th day of Sept. every year.

EXTRA ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

71).            The Executive Committee whenever it may deem fit may convene a Extra Ordinary Meeting either for the purpose of transacting any Special business or for placing before the members review of the activities in the preceding months.

72).            An Extra Ordinary Meeting shall be convened by the Executive Committee upon the requisition of not less than one-third of the members of the Women Chamber. The requisition so made shall state the object of the Extra Ordinary Meeting proposed to be called and shall be presented to the Secretary General of the Women Chamber.

73).            Upon receipt of the requisition under the preceding Article, the Executive shall forthwith proceed to convene an Extra Ordinary Meeting.

74).            Notwithstanding provisions of the preceding articles and subject to the provisions of the Ordinance as to the power to alter regulations by Special Resolution, at least twenty-one days notices, specifying the place, the day and the hour of the meeting and of the nature of the special business shall be given for any Special Meeting convened to revise, alter or amend the regulations of the Women Chamber.

75).            The non-receipt of the notice convening any General Meeting by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings of any such meeting.

QUORUM

76).

a.       In the case of the Executive Committee 1/3rd members which ever is higher in number shall from quorum.

b.      One fourth members present personally and entitled to vote at the General Body meetings shall constitute a quorum.

77). If within half an hour appointed for a General Meeting, a quorum of members is not present, the meeting if not convened on the requisition of members, shall stand adjourned to the same day in the following week at time and place a week after and if at such adjourned meeting, the quorum of members is not present, the business on the agenda will be transacted by the members present whatever be their number. The meeting convened on requisition of members shall stand dissolved for want of quorum.

78). Every question referred to a General Meeting shall be decided by the majority of members present and voting at such meeting.

AMNEDMENTS IN THE ARTICLES AND MEMORANDUM

79). Amendments in these Articles or Memorandum can be effected only by a Resolution passed by the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting of the Women Chamber convened specially for this purpose, in accordance with these Articles. A proposed for amendments in the Articles shall be passed by ¾ majority of the Members present and voting at such a meeting, provided that all amendments shall be subject to the approval of government and shall also be made by government.

FUNDS

80). The funds of the Women Chamber shall be deposited in a scheduled Bank or Banks.

SEALS

81). The Executive Committee shall as soon as practicable provide for a common seal of the Women Chamber. The seal shall be deposited with the Secretary General and shall never be affixed to any document except in pursuance of a resolution of the Executive Committee. Deeds, bonds and other documents to be made under the Seal shall be deemed to have been duly executed on behalf of the Women Chamber, if sealed with the common seal of the Women Chamber, and signed by the President or Vice-President and countersigned by the Secretary General or by the person acting as Secretary General.

GENERAL

82). The members who have subscribed to the Memorandum and Articles of Association shall constitute the Adhoc Committee of the Women Chamber and shall exercise all the powers of the Executive Committee until such time as office bearers of the committee are elected in terms of three Articles after the registration of the Women Chamber.

INCONSISTENCY

83). Not-withstanding anything contained in these Articles, the provisions of Trade Act and Rules will prevail to resolve any consistency.

WINDING UP

84). The provisions of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 as amended from time to time, regarding the winding up of a private company shall apply to the winding up or dissolution of the Women Chamber.

 

INDEMNITY

85). The President, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Secretary General, member of the Executive Committee and all officers of the Women Chamber from time to time acting in relation to any of the affairs of the Women chamber shall be indemnified out of the funds and assets of the Women Chamber against all liabilities which they or any or them may incur by reason of any act done or action taken in their aforesaid capacity in the execution of their duty including defending all legal proceedings before any Court of Law.

 

 

 

We the several persons whose names and addresses are subscribed are desirous of being formed into a Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry in pursuance of these Articles of Association.

S. No

Name of Subscribers

CNIC

Address

1.      

NIGHAT SHAHID

33100-0913788-0

HOUSE NO.7 CANAL ROAD

CANAL PARK NEAR FCCI COMPLEX, FAISALABAD

2.      

NAJLA ZAFAR

33100-3140084-8

P-45, RAVI GARDEN SATIANA ROAD, FAISALABAD

3.      

QURRAT-UL-AIN

35200-4546888-0

29-A OFFICER COLONY NO.1, FAISALABAD

4.      

TAHMINA RIAZ

33100-4566371-2

P-2121/1STREET NO 17 BLOCK-A NEW CIVIL LINES, FAISALABAD

5.      

ROBEENA AMJAD

33100-9280280-8

CHAK # 7, NEAR SAIM NALA, SARGODHAR ROAD, FAISALABAD

6.      

MISS HAYNIA JAVED

33104-0595560-4

4TH FLOOR, SITARA TOWER, NEW CIVIL LINES, FAISALABAD

7.      

ROBINA KOUSAR

33100-7826786-8

GENERAL STORE 213 SUSAN ROAD MADINA TOWN, FAISALABAD

8.      

SUMERA ASHRAF

33100-7606632-8

OPPOSITE P-263, LANE # 4, WEST CANAL ROAD FAISAL TOWN, FAISALABA

9.      

UZMA TABASUM

35201-1397936-6

HOUSE# P-5, GARDEN COLONY-A FAISALABAD

10.    

MS. TASGHIRA

33103-0617384-2

4/A BEHIND SHELL PETROLEUM, MUSLIM TOWN, SARGODAHR ROAD, FAISALABAD

11.    

AMBREEN TAHIR

35201-8474727-0

STREET # 9, SARDAR COLONY MALIK PUR, FAISALABAD

12.    

MRS. SHAMA AHMAD

33100-2067760-8

JHUMRA ROAD, NISHATABAD FAISALABAD

13.    

MS. NAHEED KAUSAR

33100-5060692-4

HOUSE NO, P-21, STREET JYM KHAN ROAD, CIVLINES, FAISALABD

14.    

MS. HIRA AMMAR

33100-7767079-0

HOUSE NO, P-21, STREET JYM KHAN ROAD, CIVLINES, FAISALABAD

15.    

MS. URVA NABEEL

33100-3654916-0

HOUSE NO, P-21, STREET JYM KNAN ROAD, CIVILINES, FAISALABAD

16.    

MS. TAHREEM SALMAN

33100-5070192-4

HOUSE NO 4, STREET ABU BAKKAR, BILAL ROAD, FAISALABAD

17.    

MS. ANEEQA SAEED

33100-8451348-6

HOUSE NO, P-644, STREET NO 2, MUHALLAH SHARIF PURA, FAISALABAD

18.    

MS. FATIMA SAEED

33100-8345993-6

495-D, PEOPLES COLONY NO 1, MADINA TOWN, FAISALABAD