ISLAMABAD : The SECP has extended the date of filing of Form-A/B up to Monday, December 2, for other than listed companies and to Monday, December 16, for listed companies. The extensions have been granted due to weekly holidays falling on Nov 30, and Dec 15-being filing dates for other than listed and for listed companies respectively-which held their annual general meetings (AGMs) on October 31. The filing date for annual audited accounts has also been extended up to December 2, for all companies, which held their AGMs on October 31, and are required by the law to file annual audited accounts with the SECP. 

In order to extend maximum facilitation, the Company Registration Offices of the SECP shall also remain open until 8 p.m. to collect returns/ accounts of the companies on December 2.

It may be noted that it is mandatory for companies to file Form-A/B with the SECP within 30 days, in case of other than listed companies and within 45 days, in case of listed companies, from the date of holding of their AGMs.

Furthermore, it is mandatory for certain categories of companies to file annual audited accounts within 30 days of holding of their AGMs. These categories include, private companies having paid-up capital of Rs7.5 million or above, listed/ unlisted public companies, non-profit associations, companies limited by guarantee, trade organisations and foreign companies.