Karachi Stock Exchange:

The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) was established on 18th September, 1947. It was later converted and registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee on 10th March, 1949. Initially, 90 members were enrolled, however, only half a dozen of them were active as brokers. Similarly only 5 companies were listed with a paid up capital of Rs. 37 million.
Now KSE has emerged as the key institution of the capital market of Pakistan with:-


Listed companies 724, securities listed on the exchange 752: ordinary share 724, Preference shares 5 and debt securities (TFC's) 23


Listed capital US$ 4,646 million


Market capitalization US$ 7,746 million


Average daily turnover 142 million shares with average daily trade value US$ 78 million


Membership strength at 200


Corporate Members are 92 out of which 9 are public listed companies


Active Members are 133


Fully automated trading system with T+3 settlement cycle


Deliveries through central depository company


National Clearing and Settlement System in place



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