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Lahore Stock Exchange’s Campus Outreach Program for Promoting Financial Literacy in the Youth

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by April 27, 2012 General

Lahore: Lahore Stock Exchange held its first session of Campus Outreach Program for the students of Bachelors here at Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design where LSE’s officials interacted with the students.

At the event organized at the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, 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 also spoke on various operational matters of the Exchanges including listings, trading, and investor protection. Mr. Nadeem Asghar, Head of Investor Relations also briefed the students about market dynamics and stocks settlement mechanism.

“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.

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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