ICI Pakistan Limited (Imperial Chemical Industries) is located in Karachi, Pakistan.ICI Pakistan was acquired by AkzoNobel on January 2008. It operates as an independent business unit within AkzoNobel and as a part of its specialty chemicals portfolio, known as Chemicals Pakistan,now almost 70% of its shares being bought by Nishat Group
It was set up as a public limited company in Pakistan in 1952. ICI’s presence in this part of the world, however, predates the formation of the public limited company and indeed, Pakistan itself. The Khewra Soda Ash Company, a predecessor of ICI Pakistan Limited, set up a soda ash manufacturing facility in Khewra in 1944 with a capacity of 18,000 tonnes per annum. This facility was sited next to the salt range as rock salt and limestone; two key raw materials for manufacturing Soda ash were available here in abundance.