PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Lahore Stock Exchange’s Campus Outreach Program for Promoting Financial Literacy in the Youth

Lahore, May 10, 2012 (PPI-OT): Lahore Stock Exchange held its first session of Campus Outreach Program for the students of ICMA here at Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan where LSE’s officials interacted with the students.

“Campus Outreach Program” under the broader Financial Literacy Initiative has been launched by the LSE in collaboration with South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE). The overall objective of the FLI – Campus Outreach Program is to prepare today’s youth for better understanding of the economic/financial affairs 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/interactions with financial institutions and encouraging participation in the financial system through games and internship program.

At the event organized at the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, Mr. Nadeem Asghar, Head of Investor Relations Department LSE explained to the participants the broad features of Pakistan’s economic and financial system, characteristics of different financial markets, regulatory framework, investment products, financial services and opportunities available to investors in Pakistan and roles and responsibilities being performed by various financial institutions. He also spoke on various operational matters of the Exchanges including listings, trading, and investor protection.

The overall objective of the Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) is to promote the financial skills and the knowledge of the common citizens, and to support the agenda for the broader financial inclusion in societies

For more information, contact:
Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE)
19, Khayaban-e-Aiwan-e-Iqbal,
P.O. Box: 1315,
Lahore-54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 636 8000
FAX: +9242 636 484 -85
E-mail Address: info@LahoreStock.com
Web Site: http://www.lse.com.pk

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