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Session of Financial Literacy initiative under Campus Outreach Program held for students of Comsat Institute of Information and Technology Sahiwal

Lahore, May 28, 2014 (PPI-OT): The first, second and third session of Financial Literacy initiative under Campus Outreach Program is held for the students of Comsat Institute of Information and Technology, Sahiwal with collaboration of South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE).

At the event Corporate Communications Department-LSE gave a detailed presentation covering all spheres of capital and financial markets. The students were briefly informed about the regulatory framework, market indicators, investment products, financial services and opportunities accessible to investors in Pakistan. Ms. Gitee Bhatti-Officer Corporate Communications quoted practical examples about various investment avenues obtainable in the market and their role in the economic structure of the country.

Ms. Gitee also spoke on various operational matters of the Exchanges including listings, trading, corporate governance, sensitivity of Stock Market and investor protection. While addressing to the students, she requested the students to adopt saving behavior in their life style in order to become the Chief Financial Officer of their own life. “Campus Outreach Program” under the broader Financial Literacy Initiative has been launched by the LSE in association with South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE).

The fundamental goal of the FLI – Campus Outreach Program is to heighten youngsters’ understanding of financial products and concepts, their capability and confidence to understand financial risks and opportunities to make knowledgeable choices, to know where to go for help, and to prepare today’s youth for improved understanding of the economic/financial associations affecting them.

The LSE under this initiative will be conducting on-campus educational sessions, followed by practical exposure of students to the financial products/services through visits/exchanges with financial institutions and encouraging participation in the financial system through games and internship program.

Later, the students visited various banks and brokerage houses where they were given synopsis on the functioning of these institutions such as live market trading, banking products and services, lending and borrowing services, clearing and local as well as international remittances, etc. The overall objective of the Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) is to promote the financial skills and the knowledge of the common citizens, and to sustain the plan for the broader financial addition in societies.

For more information, contact:
Barkat Ali Anjum
Deputy Manager-Media and Public Relations Department
Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE)
Cell: +92 306 4506086
Tel: Direct +92 4236280792, +92 423636 8000 Ext. 5031-5032
Fax: +92 42 3636 8485 – 111 441441
Email: barkatali@lse.com.pk
Web: www.lse.com.pk

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