KARACHI - Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIAC) has appointed Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited as its new Shares Registrar/Transfer Agent. Chief Operating Officer, CDC Aftab Ahmed Diwan and Company Secretary, PIAC Muhammad Shuaib signed the agreement at CDC House. The CDC has recently introduced Shares Registrar Services (also known as Transfer Agent or R/TA services) to facilitate Issuers and their shareholders. R/TA is one of the most important services required by a capital market. In the current market scenario, CDC's R/TA services are composite enough to become a one-stop solution. Catering to this need, CDC has launched R/TA services by developing a high-tech Share Accounting System with exclusive Authority & Security Management System and workflow components to offer a composite portfolio of maintenance, registration, verification and direct customer dealing. CDC - R/TA services are backed by a country - wide branch network and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. Also, independent Legal and Internal Audit functions ensure legal and regulatory compliances. CDC's package includes all the R/TA service features provided by other service providers in the market. Additionally, the feature that gives CDC a real edge is its Business Continuity Program (BCP) supported by backup sites and disaster recovery capabilities to ensure integrity of information and recovery of the service immediately in case of any disaster. Moreover, comprehensive customer support services including a call center with a toll free number (0800 - CDCPL (23275)) and a dedicated and trained customer support team facilitates customers on a day-to-day basis. Through this customer-centric standard, CDC has raised the bar of service excellence in the registrar services industry. CDC - R/TA services will provide an added level of convenience to shareholders, and credibility & security of information to issuers. By providing a synergy between depository and shares registrar services, CDC - R/TA services has become the most comprehensive and efficient Shares Registrar / Transfer Agent Services portfolio in the market.