SECP launches bilingual portal to facilitate Business operations
ISLAMABAD: To ensure smooth flow of trade operations and facilitate traders, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Friday launched its new fully featured bilingual (English and Urdu) website in order to provide quick and robust information to public, investors as well as stakeholders.
The redesigned website would also offer media to have a better understanding of SECP operations and its regulatory regime.
In a statement SECP Chairman Zafar Hijazi said, “We believe that this new portal will allow our visitors to have a very informative experience as we continue to grow and assert our regulatory authority.”
The new website has a clean, uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content focusing on the SECP’s mission to facilitate development of modern and efficient corporate sector and capital market, based on sound regulatory principles.
The website has extensive content related to formation of a new company, licensing regime for profit organisations, capital markets, insurance and non-banking financial companies, latest market data and information and complete range of laws, rules, regulations that the SECP governs. Besides, the latest notifications, circulars, directives enforcement action and orders of the Appellate Bench could be seen on the website.
Furthermore, the visitors can lodge complaints online, search/verify registered companies and log in to the SECP’s eService, Virtual One Stop Shop (VOSS) and Jamapunji portal. The bilingual website is in accordance with SECP’s policy to implement Urdu as its official language.
The Urdu section of the website provides comprehensive information on company formation, compliance requirements, licensing procedures and Urdu versions of laws, rules, regulations and guidebooks. It is worth mentioning that the SECP has translated all of its laws, except the Companies Ordinance, 1984, which is being replaced.
The website layout is compatible with all types of browsers and mobile devises and is integrated with social media, i.e. Facebook and Twitter. It would be updated on a regular basis with news, reports, notifications, circulars, orders, events and investor and financial information. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and sign up to interact with SECP at www.secp.gov.pk.