Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan organising micro insurance roundtable

Islamabad, October 15, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) is organizing a Business Policy Roundtable on Micro insurance to highlight the importance of micro insurance for low-income people, farmers, and small businesses.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday (Oct 16. 2012) at the Conference Room, Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi .The round table would discuss the ways to use micro insurance as risk mitigating mechanisms to safeguard the small businesses and farmers from external shocks.

The introduction and awareness about micro insurance facilities is become vital following the devastating floods of 2010 and 2011 that caused huge losses to small farmers.

Moreover, the micro-insurance can also be an effective complement to existing social protection programmes of the government.

The conference will be chaired by Mr. Asif Arif, Commission Insurance Division, SECP, and will be largely attended by representatives of the World Bank and insurance companies.

Tickers:

1. The SECP is organizing Business Policy Roundtable on Micro-Insurance – Official statement
2. The conference will held on Tuesday at Karachi – Official Statement
3. The conference aims at highlighting the importance of micro insurance for low-income people, farmers, and small business: SECP

For more information, contact:
Shakil Ahmad Chaudhary
Head, Internal and External Communication
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
NIC Building, 63 Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 921 4005 or 921 4009 (Ext. 378)
Fax: +9251 920 6459
Cell: +92302 855 2254
E-mail: shakil.chaudhary@secp.gov.pk

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