Lahore, March 21, 2014 (PPI-OT): Allied Bank of Pakistan (ABL) on Friday presented a cheque of Rs. 1 million for second LCCI OIC Ambassadors and Trade Conference. The LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari received the cheque from Khawaja Muhammad Almas, ABL Chief Commercial and Retail Banking.
The LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari said that contribution made by the bank would go a long way in highlighting the soft image of the country besides the promotion of trade and economic activities. He said that the OIC initiative has been taken by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry to increase liaison among the businessmen in all the 57 Islamic countries.
The LCCI President said that the economy would not be able to get back on rails unless and until all the institutions work hand in hand on national issues. He thanked the Allied Bank of Pakistan for recognizing the efforts of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and taking practical steps. He said that this proves that the Allied Bank of Pakistan was making all out efforts to strengthen the economy of the country.
Speaking on the occasion, ABL Chief Commercial and Retail Banking Khawaja Muhammad Almas gave a detailed briefing to the LCCI president about the innovative banking products being introduced by the ABL.
He said that the Bank has a large network of over 1000 online branches and 800 ATMs in Pakistan and offers various technology-based products and services to its diverse clientele. He said that the bank is fast increasing its network and always comes up with innovative solutions. He said that there were 300 ABL branches that remain open on Saturdays to serve the business community.
He said that very recently, the ABL has introduced a new concept by the name of Theme Banking to facilitate all segments of the society. He said that under this concept the bank has established “Village Bank” in Gujrat where it is not the officers who are in villagers’ attire but the atmosphere also gives a village look. The basic idea is to facilitate the customers and bring uneducated people into the banking network.
He said that the bank is planning to open up 50 new branches to increase its outreach and facilitate the common man. Appreciating the LCCI for arranging OIC Ambassadors and Trade Conference, he said that the bank would continue to support all LCCI initiatives in future as well.
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Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
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