ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a meeting with the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Management here at Finance Division on Friday.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Finance Tariq Bajwa, SAPM on Revenue Tariq Pasha, Secretary Finance, Chairman SECP Amir Khan, Akif Saeed Commissioner SECP, Ms Sadia Khan Commissioner SECP, Abdul Rehman Warraich Commissioner SECP, Mujtaba A. Lodhi Commissioner SECP and senior officers from Finance Division attended the meeting.

Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar extended felicitations to the newly appointed SECP Commissioners and highlighted the role of SECP as a regulator of corporate sector, capital market, insurance and investment sectors for the betterment and progress of Pakistan’s economy.

The Finance Minister further appreciated the SECP’s work as a contributor to the financial and economic development in Pakistan by taking a number of regulatory measures in restoring and maintaining the confidence of domestic as well as foreign investors.

Extending support to SECP, the Finance Minister emphasized the SECP team to work with dedicated focus and zeal to ensure consistent, transparent and focused regulatory oversight across sectors for achieving high economic growth and social harmony in the country.

Chairman and SECP Commissioners apprised the Finance Minister of various regulatory initiatives being taken for mitigating systemic problems and building invertors’ confidence and further ensured their full support and cooperation.