LAHORE – The Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited achieved a unique milestone recently when securities under its custody crossed one billion mark. The market value of these securities is over Rs. 2.0 trillion, which roughly comes to 21.8 billion dollars, exceeding even the foreign exchange reserve of the country by a good margin.  It is a tremendous achievement for a company that started operations just fifteen years ago to successfully de-materialize the entire capital market of Pakistan thereby enabling electronic settlement of trades executed at stock exchanges of Pakistan. Over the years, CDC has set new standards in the service industry of the country by introducing innovative customer centric services which has changed the financial landscape of the country by stimulating unprecedented capital market growth. CDC has deployed state of the systems to ensure smooth functioning and safety of securities under its control.