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Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan holds seminar on online filing of returns

Lahore, July 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): In collaboration with the ICAP, the SECP on Tuesday organized an awareness seminar on mandatory online filing of returns/documents. It was done for the benefit of the corporate consultants/practitioners, corporate managers, company secretaries and members of professional accounting bodies regarding mandatory online filing of returns/documents in the light of SRO211(1)/2013.

Mr. Liaqat Ali Dolla, in charge, Lahore CRO, highlighted the importance of the mandatory online submissions, the SECP’s in a growing economy and also appreciated the efforts of the ICAP for holding the seminar.

He said that being the apex regulator of corporate sector, the SECP has always collaborated with the professional and trade bodies in the past, and plans to conduct more seminars and workshops in collaboration with professional and trade bodies to seek their feedback and to create an environment of mutual trust between the business community, professional bodies and regulator, for enhancing corporate compliance of companies through improvement in its services and by creating awareness among the stakeholders.

Ms. Sidra Mansur, Joint Registrar, gave a presentation about the SECP’s role in the growth and development of corporate sector, an overview of various facilitation measures taken in this regard, eServices and mandatory online filing introduced for facilitation and promotion of the corporate sector.

Mr. Asif Muzaffar Sheikh (FCMA), Deputy Registrar, gave a detailed presentation about different processes of e-Service like name availability, incorporation, filing of statutory returns. The audience from the corporate sector participated and appreciated the SECP’s efforts and suggested to hold such seminars more frequently. A brief Q and A session was held and a healthy discussion took place in the end. Mr. Ale Imran, FCA, concluded the seminar with a vote of thanks to the speakers.

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
E-mail: shakil.chaudhary@secp.gov.pk

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