Program for Promoting Financial Literacy in the Youth

Lahore: Lahore Stock Exchange held its second session of Campus Outreach Program for the students here at the Quaid-e-Azam College of Accountancy and Commerce where LSE’s officials interacted with the students.

At the event organized at the Quaid-e-Azam College of Accountancy and Commerce, Ms. Hifsa Siddiqi, from 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.

She highlighted the need and importance of various financial markets available along with their role in the economy of the country. She briefed the students about various capital market institutions including Central Depository Company (CDC), its role and functioning in the stock market, National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited (NCCPL) and its role in settlement mechanism of stocks etc. She also spoke on various operational matters of the Exchanges including listings, trading, and investor protection. Mr. Nadeem Asghar, Head of Investor Relations also attended the session.

“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 is 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 programme.

Campus Outreach Program – FLI is neither intended to promote or publicize any particular type of investment or product, nor is it aimed to endorse any specific kind of financial institution or market. 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
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