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Seminar on savings and investments held at college

By Afshan S. Khan
March 19, 2024
A representational image shows participants in a seminar with a diary. — Unsplash/File
A representational image shows participants in a seminar with a diary. — Unsplash/File

Islamabad: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) conducted an awareness seminar at IMCG (PG), F-7/4, Margala College, here on Monday.

The seminar, titled ‘Savings and Investment – Pathway to a Better Future,’ was part of SECP's ongoing financial literacy and investor awareness drive, 'Jamapunji'. Joint Director SECP Murtaza Abbas led the seminar, focusing on educating students and faculty members about the importance of savings and investments for long-term financial security. The seminar aimed to cover various key areas including Introduction to Savings and Investment, Emphasizing the significance of saving and investing early for financial stability and Types of Investments. Providing an overview of investment options such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, along with understanding the associated risks and returns.

Investment Planning: Guiding participants on setting financial goals, creating personalized investment plans, and understanding the fundamental rules of investing.

The event, which commenced at 9:00 a.m. and lasted for 1.5 hours, attracted a diverse audience comprising the esteemed Principal, Ayesha Kiani, Vice Principal, Sarah Kazmi, faculty members, and enthusiastic students.

The seminar was lauded for its effectiveness in addressing the current financial crises, offering valuable insights, and fostering interactive discussions. Participants found the session to be informative, interactive, and highly productive. The principal expressed gratitude to Murtaza Abbas for sharing valuable insights on financial management and extended a token of appreciation by presenting him with the college shield.