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Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) is the only depository in Pakistan

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Central Depository Company and Telenor Microfinance Bank sign an MOU for Investor Biometric Verification and collection of funds through Easypaisa

Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited and Telenor Microfinance Bank Limited recently signed an MOU at CDC House on the 14th of February, 2019, for the facilitation of CDC account holders in Biometric verification and collection of funds through Easypaisa.

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“CDC providing reliable and smooth services to its clients,” Mr. Badiuddin Akber, CEO – CDC, highlights in his interview

1. What role does CDC play in Pakistan Capital Market?

CDC, as the sole securities depository of Pakistan, serves as the core infrastructure institution of our Capital Market. CDC’s foundation was laid in the early 1990s, when a huge increase in trading volumes made physical handling of paper-based shares / certificates a laborious and time consuming task. Introducing scripless form of securities settlement in Pakistan had become a necessity. CDC was thus established to operate a Central Depository System (CDS), which transformed how stock changed hands in Pakistan’s Capital Market by introducing an electronic book entry form for handling and transfer of securities. Currently, CDC is entrusted with maintaining assets worth PKR 4.7 trillion and our depository system is the underlying framework supporting the average daily trading of securities worth millions of rupees on Pakistan Stock Exchange.

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CDC Share Registrar Service launches e-Voting Service

Over the years, CDC has dedicated its services in designing and executing innovative solutions to aid the process of digitization and further contribute to the transformation of the Pakistan Capital Market.
After the promulgation of Companies (Postal) Ballot Regulations, 2018, CDC Share Registrar service has launched an e-Voting facility which has recently been developed in house. This will enable shareholders to cast their votes pertaining to company resolution(s) and elect directors electronically during general meetings.

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CDC organizes Investment Road Show in Multan in December 2015

On December 19, 2015, Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) organized its most highlighted event of the year: an Investment Road Show in the city of Multan in commemoration of the launch of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

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CDC launches eDividend Repository

08 March
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CDC Board reconstituted: Moin M. Fudda unanimously elected as Chairman

24 January
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CDC awarded IPO Market Innovation Award (7-11-2017)

16 November
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CDC makes it mandatory for Capital Market Investors to provide IBAN (20-10-2017)

20 October
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CDC reduces Investor Account Annual Maintenance Fee (04-08-2017)

04 August
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SECP approves appointment of Mr. Aftab Ahmed Diwan as CEO of CDC

25 July
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