Afghan Bankers’ delegation visit Pakistan

Karachi, July 19, 2012 (PPI-OT): A 16 member delegation of Afghanistan International Bank along with officials of State Bank of Pakistan recently visited Meezan Bank’s Head Office – Meezan House, to gain an in-depth understanding of Islamic Banking and Meezan Bank’s products and services in Pakistan.

The delegation included members of Senior and middle management of the Bank who were visiting Pakistan for training at the National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF), a non-profit subsidiary of the State Bank of Pakistan.

Mr. Arshad Majeed, Group Head Operations – Meezan Bank, held detailed discussions on Islamic Banking products and services and the operational structure of Meezan Bank. Mr. Irfan Siddiqui, President and CEO of Meezan Bank addressed the delegation and highlighted the Bank’s historic growth over the 10 years of its operations.

Visiting each department individually, the delegates appreciated the structure and effective operations which have brought Meezan Bank to the position of having the 9th largest branch network in Pakistan and the fastest growing Bank in the country.

The delegates also appreciated the key role that Meezan Bank has played in the growth and development of Islamic Banking in Pakistan. They showed keen interest in learning from Meezan Bank’s expertise in the field of Islamic Banking for promoting Shariah-compliant banking in Afghanistan.

Meezan Bank, the first and largest Islamic Bank in Pakistan has been recognized as the best Islamic Bank in Pakistan by various local and international institutions over the past several years. The Bank offers a complete range of Islamic banking products and services through a retail banking network of 294 branches in 88 cities, supported by 24/7 banking services that include over 210 ATMs, Internet Banking, Visa Debit Card and a 24-hour Call Center.

For more information, contact:
Meezan Bank
2nd and 3rd Floor PNSC Building,
M.T. Khan Road,
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +9221 3561 0582
Fax: +9221 3561 0375