Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan extends filing date of annual returns and annual accounts

Islamabad, November 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has extended the date of filing of Form-A/B up to Monday, December 2, for other than listed companies and to Monday, December 16, for listed companies. The extensions have been granted due to weekly holidays falling on November 30, and December 15—being filing dates for other than listed and for listed companies respectively—which held their annual general meetings (AGMs) on October 31.

The filing date for annual audited accounts has also been extended up to December 2, for all companies, which held their AGMs on October 31, and are required by the law to file annual audited accounts with the SECP. In order to extend maximum facilitation, the Company Registration Offices of the SECP shall also remain open until 8 pm to collect returns/accounts from the companies on December 2.

It may be noted that it is mandatory for companies to file Form-A/B with the SECP within 30 days, in case of other than listed companies and within 45 days, in case of listed companies, from the date of holding of their AGMs.

Furthermore, it is mandatory for certain categories of companies to file annual audited accounts within 30 days of holding of their AGMs. These categories include, private companies having paid-up capital of Rs7.5 million or above, listed/unlisted public companies, non-profit associations, companies limited by guarantee, trade organizations and foreign companies.
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1. SECP extends filing date of Form-A/B up to December 2 for other than listed companies and to December 16 for listed companies

2. Filing date for annual audited accounts has been extended up to December 2

3. Company Registration Offices shall remain open until 8 pm on December 2 to collect returns and accounts

For more information, contact:
Shakil Ahmad Chaudhary
Head, Internal and External Communication
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
NIC Building, 63 Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 921 4005 or 921 4009 (Ext. 378)
Fax: +9251 920 6459
Cell: +92302 855 2254
E-mail: shakil.chaudhary@secp.gov.pk

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