Memon community has made its habitat on the shores of Arabian and Indian Sea in Gujrat and Kathiawar areas of Subcontinent a few hundred years ago. Historians write that the community originated from Sindh and then migrated to different parts of undivided India particularly Gujrat and Kathiawar.
Okhai Memons are one of large branch of Memons. The name Okhai is derived from the Indian port town of OKHA where major portion of community resided. Many families of Okhai Memon community migrated to Karachi from Okha well before turn of 20th century. Records show that first ones came to Karachi around 1850.
A proper organization in the name of Okhai Memon Jamat was formed in 1880 when a number of families came here and resided in Kharadar area of Karachi near the port. This organization was registered under the societies Act XXI of 1860.
Okhai Memon Jamat has the distinction that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah presided one gathering in its premises during independence movement. The Okhai Memon community was in forefront in the task of rehabilitation of migrated muslims in Karachi at the time of partition.
This organization now is one of the largest Jamat of Memon communities in Pakistan. Many of its stalwarts took part in the independence struggle and establishing the new country along with others.