KARACHI - The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has extended the last date for filing the annual returns (Form A/B, as the case may be) for companies to Friday, December 5, 2008. The earlier last date for filing of returns was November 30, 2008. The decision to extend the last date for filing of returns has been taken keeping in view the bad law and order situation in Karachi during the last few days. Thus companies who were not been able to submit their returns with the Company Registration Office (CRO), Karachi due to law and order situation, now have another opportunity to submit their returns till December 5, 2008. To facilitate the acceptance of annual returns from companies registered at CRO Karachi, the date of filing has been extended to Friday, December 05, 2008, without additional payment of fee, as prescribed under the law. This has been done with the view to facilitate and ensure compliance by the companies. Now, companies registered with CRO Karachi, may submit their returns within the extended date, by availing this opportunity, since no further relaxation will be given by the Commission.