Stock Exchanges in Pakistan

List of major stock exchanges in Pakistan:

Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE)
- ISE is located in the capital of Islamabad. It was incorporated as a guarantee limited Company on 25th October, 1989.
- The Exchange is governed by the 10-members Board of Directors which is the apex policy making body of the Exchange.
- Lahore Stock Exchange and Islamabad Stock Exchange on 30th April joined hands to establish a Unified Trading Platform which will help to bring increased liquidity in the market, maximize transparency, increase turnover, improve price discovery, broaden investor base, provide cost effective service to the investing public, curtail risks and distortions in trade, and enhance the image of both the Exchanges.

Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE)
- It is the largest and oldest stock exchange in the country, located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
- It was declared the “Best Performing Stock Market of the World for the year 2002”.
- It employs the best available human resource from the capital market and financial industry.
- The KSE is one of Pakistan’s largest tax payer and in the fiscal year 2006- 2007 contributed over Rs. 4 billion towards the national exchequer.

Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE)
- It is the second largest stock exchange in Pakistan, after the Karachi Stock Exchange.
- It was the first Exchange in the country to undertake automation of trading at the exchanges in 1994.
- LSE was the first Exchange in Pakistan to offer Internet based trading to its members in 2001.
- LSE has increased its geographical outreach by establishing its branches in other cities of the Province.

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