Pakistan’s largest Islamic bank, Meezan Bank on Friday received the ‘Best Bank for 2018’ award in the 3rd Pakistan Banking Awards held in Karachi. While Habib Bank Limited (HBL) bagged two awards for the best performance in the agriculture sector and best Investment Banking in Pakistan. Bank Alfalah received two awards, of best bank for small/medium businesses, and Best Customer Franchise.
Dubai Islamic Bank won the Best Emerging Bank in Pakistan for 2018 and The Best Micro Finance Bank Award went to Khushhali Microfinance Bank.
Adviser to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, ex-governor central bank Dr Ishrat Hussain chaired the ceremony organised by the, Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP) and A.F. Ferguson.
Seven-member jury including Dr Husain-led jury were former president and CEO of Bank Alfalah Atif Bajwa, former president and CEO of Faysal Bank Ltd Naveed A. Khan, former president and CEO of United Bank Ltd Atif R. Bukhari, Dean and Director of the Institute of Business Administration Dr Farrokh Iqbal, CEO and Director of the Pakistan Business Council Ehsan Ali Malik and CEO and MD of English Biscuit Manufacturers Dr Zeelaf Munir, took decisions on evaluation and performance of the banks.
Chief guests expressed their point of views and discussed current banking situation in Pakistan.
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17 November, 2019