Eighteen Pakistani leading companies participated in the Pakistan Capital Markets Day at London Stock Exchange to promote trade relations with United Kingdom. The conference, which was designed to promote and deepen UK-Pakistan bilateral investment relations, saw participation from leading companies, including Attock Petroleum, DGK Cement, Engro Foods, Fatima Fertilizer, Fauji Fertilizer Co, Habib Bank, Hub Power, Lucky Cement, MCB Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, Nishat Group, Nishat Mills, OGDC, Pak Oil Fields, Pakistan Petroleum, Pakistan State Oil Company, United Bank. The companies joined discussions on a number of key issues, including sustained socio-economic reforms, investment opportunities and Pakistan’s privatisation programme. Companies included banks, agricultural, construction and energy providers. More than 150 investor meetings also took place. Speakers at the event included Alexander Justham, CEO of London Stock Exchange, Muneer Kamal, Chairman Karachi Stock Exchange and Shazad Dada, CEO Barclays Pakistan. His Excellency, the High Commissioner for Pakistan, Wajid Shamsul Hasan opened London trading. Shazad Dada, Chief Executive of Barclays Pakistan said: “The conference provides an excellent opportunity for leading Pakistani businesses to showcase their potential to a focused audience of global investors at what is an exciting time for Pakistan”. The Pakistan Capital Markets Day is part of a series of events the London Stock Exchange runs to facilitate dialogue between London-based and global investors with international companies.