Lahore Stock Exchange:

Lahore Stock Exchange (Guarantee) Limited came into existence in October 1970, under the Securities and Exchange Ordinance, 1969, of the Government of Pakistan in response to the needs of the Provincial metropolis of the Punjab. Only 83 members had its memberships and it was housed in a rented building in the crowded area of Bank Square in exotic city of Lahore. The number of members has increased from 83 to 150 over a period of 25 years.

The past seven years have seen Lahore Stock Exchange come to its own. Business has been steadily on the increase. A modern Management Information System, (MIS) has been firmly in place. Clearing House activities are fully computerized, computer ordering has been implemented.

LSE has set up a credit rating company named "Pakistan Credit Rating Agency (Pvt) Limited", (PACRA), in a joint venture with International Finance Corporation (IFC), and IBCA Limited of London.

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