Prime Minister’s directive: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan to facilitate corporate sector in Bahawalpur

Islamabad: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has initiated measures to facilitate the corporate sector in Bahawalpur in the light of Prime Minister’s directive.

Subsequent to the Prime Minister’s visit to Bahawalpur last month, the SECP’s recommendations have been approved, by the Prime Minister, to facilitate the corporate sector in Bahawalpur and to encourage business and enterprise in the region.

The SECP has decided to arrange facilitation desks/counters at the Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Rahim Yar Khan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Necessary information for company registration and post-incorporation compliance requirements shall be made available for information of the stakeholders.

As an ongoing effort, an SECP official shall visit these chambers on a quarterly basis to meet the members, to answer their queries, receive suggestions and create awareness on corporatization while ensuring statutory compliance.

Furthermore, the SECP officials shall also be available at the chambers during the annual returns filing
season before the closing date, to facilitate corporate filers to file their statutory returns at their

In addition, the SECP intends to hold seminars, periodically, in coordination with the respective chambers, for creating awareness about the benefits of corporatization, procedures of incorporation, post-incorporation compliance, eServices and other developments.

In order to achieve these goals the SECP is devising a strategy in active consultation with the chambers.

For more information, contact:
Shakil Ahmad Chaudhary
Head, Internal and External Communication
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
NIC Building, 63 Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 921 4005 or 921 4009 (Ext. 378)
Fax: +9251 920 6459
Cell: +92302 855 2254

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