KARACHI - The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) organized a day-long training workshop for journalists in collaboration with the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) on Saturday in Karachi. In the well-attended workshop, presentation were made by the senior officials of SECP to sensitize the journalists on important areas such as securities market, mutual funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Voluntary Pension System (VPS), company laws and registration of companies. Presentations were followed by a detailed question and answer session. The Chairman SECP, Mr. Salman Ali Shaikh, graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed certificates among the participants. He said that the purpose of the workshop was to bridge communication gap between SECP and media. "Media has a very important role to play in society," he added.