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Darson Securities (Pvt.) Ltd. is a TREC Holder of the Pakistan Stock Exchange & member of Pakistan Mercantile Exchange. Darson Securities (Pvt.) Ltd. was incorporated in January 1998, at Lahore, Pakistan. It is a limited liability company formed under the repealed Company’s Ordinance 1984. The company was earlier incorporated as Darson (Pvt.) Ltd. in March 2000 and the name was subsequently changed in April 2000. The paid up capital of the company was Rs. 20 million with corporate membership at the Lahore Stock Exchange. Darson also acquired a corporate membership at the Pakistan Stock Exchange and has been operational since September 23, 2002. The paid up capital of the company now stand at Rs. 200 million, with the authorized capital at Rs. 500 million.



Our Vision is to be leading service provider in financial and derivative markets purely on grounds of ethics and professionalism



Our Mission Statement revolves around fiVe Cs

Conversion :  into a professional, more profitable & modern brokerage house

Compliance:  zero tolerance policy for compliance

Capital:  strengthening financial resource of our company

Capacity:  continuously improving capacity in terms of business, operations, profitability and outreach

Character  :  sound financial & moral character building of all stakeholders in terms of market value,   goodwill & reputation




Mr. Dil Awayz Ahmed, CFA is the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Darson Securities (Pvt) Ltd. He is a seasoned professional with association of over seventeen years in securities and commodities business. His quest of constant learning along with rich experience in capital & mercantile markets of Pakistan has enabled him to magnify his professional profile both horizontally as well as vertically. He is a strong believer of ethics, professionalism and corporate culture to sustain and improve the integrity of capital markets, investment profession and market value of all the stakeholders. His achievements and ongoing efforts to inculcate code of ethics, best practices and revolutionary measures to transform the DSL into a distinguished corporate brokerage house of industry are well applauded by the sponsors and BOD of the Company.  Mr. Ahmed has done his Master in Commerce with majors in finance from Hailey College of Commerce. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

MR. ZULFIQAR HYDER KHAN, ACMA, ACIS | Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Zulfiqar has over 27 years of experience in various areas of Operations, Fund Management, Risk Management, Financial Reporting, Internal Control, Finance & Accounts, Online Trading and Branch network. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of several organizations in the Capital Markets sector including JS Global, Shajar Capital, KASBIT, KASB Real Estate Developers, KASB Foundation – Bukhari Traders, IGI Finex Securities, JS Finance Ltd and AKD Securities. Previously, he has also worked in KASB Securities Limited in different positions. He is also credited for launching the online trading platform at JS Global, AKD and IGI Finex Securities and also helped establish several branches across the country within a year. He is an Associate Member of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan, Associate Member of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan (ACIS) and a Commerce graduate from the University of Karachi.

MR. SAQIB ISLAM  |  Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Mr. Muhammad Saqib Islam has a vast experience of Brokerage Industry, Risk Management, Taxation and Financial Management. He has been engaged with Darson Securities Pvt Limited since the DSL started its operations in Karachi as a corporate brokerage house of Pakistan Stock Exchange formerly Karachi Stock Exchange. He looks after the treasury functions of the Company. Prior to joining DSL Mr. Saqib had gained rich expertise of Pakistan’s foreign currency markets while working in Dollar East Exchange Company. He attended many financial seminars and extensively travelled around the world and benefitted the Company by introducing cultural diversity. He holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He has been CFO of the Company since its incorporation. In order to achieve operational efficiency and to take advantage of his expertise Mr. Saqib has also awarded the portfolio of Company Secretary.


MR. FARHAN MOSANI  | Chief Co-Operating Officer

Mr. Mohammad Farhan has an over 20 years of experience in various areas of operations, settlement, internal control & risk management. Prior to joining DSL, his vast experience includes working at many managerial level positions for various institutions including Salman Services Limited & Abdul Ghaffar Bugsra Securities Pvt. Limited. He is now Chief Co-Operating Oficer of Darson Securities (Pvt) Limited.


MR. SANTOSH KUMAR | Institutional Corporate Sales

Mr. Santosh Kumar has over 13 years of experience in the fields of equity sales, research and business development. Equity Sales has been his core strength among many others which he possesses and with his excellence and leadership quality he has been striking awe-inspiring deals over equity desk for more than a decade.. By qualification, Mr. Santosh Kumar holds Master of Economics and Master of Business Administration degrees.

MR. FAHAD AHMED | Online Sales & Marketing

Fahad Ahmed has a vast experience working in leading brokerage houses of the industry including Foundation Securities, JS Global, Taurus Securities and Arif Habib Limited. He has an exceptional command in sales, marketing and trading. With dedication and vision he has helped develop different online trading platforms and teams. His last job was at Arif Habib Limited performing under the role of Assistant Manager: Online Trading. At Darson, he is the Head the Online Sales & Marketing Department. He holds a degree of B.Sc. (Risk Management) from the University of Karachi.

MR. SYED ZIA HYDER KAZMI | Manager Commodities

He has almost 18 years of experience in Commodity, FOREX Trading and Information Technology. Out of which 14 years encompasses the relevant exposure in Financial Services Industry and 4 years in Information Technology. Throughout his career he had been involved with pure Fundamental and Technical analysis projects  that deliver satisfactory solutions and services to meet client's requirements.



MR. ISHTIAQ AHMED SWATI  | Finance Manager

Mr. Ishtiaq has an extensive and diversified experience in the field of capital markets spanning near couple of decade. Prior to joining DSL, his vast experience working at managerial level positions for various reputable institutions which include Saadi Cement Ltd. and Siddique Textile Mills. He is a graduate from Peshawar University.


Mr. Yousuf Saeed has over 4 years of experience in sell side Equity Research and Investment. Prior to joining Darson Securities, he worked for Abbasi Securities as Research Analyst. During his working tenure he looked for different sectors including Banks, Oil & Gas and Economy. He holds an MBA degree in Finance from Iqra University and currently registered for CFA Level III Exam.



Mr. Hammad is a CA (finalist) and holds a Master degree in Economic & Finance (MEF). Mr. Hammad has more than 5 years of experience in Audit and Assurance Department. Prior joining to DSL Mr. Hammad was engaged as a Senior Auditor at Naveed Zafar Asfaq Jaffery & Co. (Chartered Accountancy firm).


Mr. Shahnawaz is an experienced professional with over 13 years of experience in the Field of Information Technology. His responsibilities at DSL include managing information technology projects, implementation of security policies, development & implementation of disaster recovery plan and monitoring of infrastructure of Information technology. He is also responsible of managing Vtrade Online Management Software, StockXS and Vtrade Touch at DSL.


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