Nafees Zakaria visits London Stock Exchange to explore new vistas

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LONDON: In order to explore new vistas of professional cooperation, Pakistan High Commissioner, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, visited the London Stock Exchange Office on their invitation on Friday (7th June). He discussed opportunities for collaboration between the financial stock exchanges of both countries and tapping potential avenues for strengthening cooperation to enhance investment and explore market opportunities.

Representatives of the London Stock Exchange gave the High Commissioner a briefing about the niche areas that can be looked into by the Government of Pakistan for developing linkages in financial markets. They also exchanged views on identification and launch of key initiatives such as listing with London’s Stock Exchange and issuance of bonds.

Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria meeting with the officials of the London Stock Exchange.

High Commissioner underlined the importance attached to London as a financial centre and its relevance to Pakistan keeping in view the historical linkages and the strength of about 1.5 million strong British Pakistani Diaspora could play a vital role in deepening these connections even further.

At the end of their meeting, an overview of the Stock Exchange facility was given to the High Commissioner for demonstrating how the exchange offices operate in London.

According to sources, the High Commissioner also briefed the LSE officials about the CPEC which Pakistan considers as ‘game changer’.