Askari Bank launches new call centre

LAHORE  (PR): Askari Bank Limited has launched its new call center having state of the art technology to better serve its customers. Through Askaricall center, customers can now perform host of financial transactions including utility bill payments, credit card payments, mobile top-up, transfer funds (within Askari bank / interbank) and much more making it convenient for the customers to perform their banking transactions.

The call center was inaugurated by Chairman Board of Directors, Askari Bank Limited, Muhammad Mustafa Khan. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “In this competitive environment, customer convenience and technology driven products & services are the benchmark for success.”

BOK Islamic branch at Okara starts operations

OKARA (PR): The Managing Director of the BOK Imran Samad formally inaugurated BOK’s Raast Islamic Banking Branch at MA Jinnah Road Okara.

He said that growth in all operational areas of the BoK Raast Islamic Banking shows the confidence of general public of BOK on Raast Islamc Banking branches. He added that year 2103 is marked as 10th Anniversary of establishment of Islamic Banking by the BOK in 2003 and we successfully increased our Raast Islamic Banking Branches over the period of one decade.

Imran Samad said BOK is committed to cater the Banking requirements of Islamic Banking in a befitting manner in order to encourage the economic developmental activities in the region through Islamic mode of financing. The inaugural ceremony was also attended by notables of the area & business community apart from Group Head Islamic Banking Kamran Masood Khan, Divisional Heads of Business Developments Lal Nawaz Khan, Naveed Qureshi, Head Shariah Compliance Muhammad Asad, Shariah Advisor of BOK Abdul Samad Khan, Head Marketing Syed Ali Nawaz Gilani while Manager of the Branch..Coordinate the formal inauguration ceremony.

EFU rating upgraded to AA+

KARACHI (PR): JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has upgraded the Insurer Financial Strength Rating of EFU General Insurance Limited (EFU) from ‘AA’ (Double A) to ‘AA+’ (Double A Plus). Outlook on the assigned rating is ‘Stable’.

The rating incorporates EFU’s position as the dominant player in the private insurance sector in Pakistan. Senior management team comprises qualified and experienced resources, having long association with the company. The assigned rating depicts very high capacity to meet policyholder obligations.

The company has also implemented a comprehensive ERP in 2013. The new system is expected to enhance internal control efficiency while improving MIS reporting.

Haleeb Foods revitalises corporate image

LAHORE (PR): Haleeb Foods Limited, one of Pakistan’s leading producers of UHT (Ultra Heat Treated) milk and a pioneer in the dairy industry, has recently kicked off a campaign to revitalise its corporate and consumer image, following an incredible turnaround.

Haleeb Foods has demonstrated phenomenal growth and progress over the past two years; capitalising on the turnaround into a profitable, sustainable, and successful organisation, the company has recently relocated its head office to new premises in the centrally located Ali Tower at MM Alam Road in Lahore.

The move to the new office premises reflects the growth Haleeb Foods has experienced over the past two years, where not only has the business been expanded, but work on a number of innovative projects has been completed. In addition, a culture of efficiency, cost consciousness, and financial discipline has been inculcated across the organisation.

Mobilink establishes sales office in AJK

LAHORE (PR): Mobilink has established a new state-of-the-art Sales Office and Customer Care Center in Muzzafarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) which will provide Mobilink customers with an enhanced customer experience. The office will facilitate 8 franchisees and 3,500 retailers to provide voice, data and mobile financial services support to the customers. The office will cater to the needs of the 10 districts of AJK to establish a stronger footprint of Mobilink’s presence in the region.

Mobilink office was formally inaugurated at an in-house ribbon cutting ceremony earlier. The inauguration was later announced in a press conference with the local media fraternity of Muzzafarabad which was chaired by the Honorable President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan and Rashid Khan, President and CEO, Mobilink. The President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan said, “Mobilink has yet again brought another momentous apportunity for access to telecommunications to the people of Azad Jammu & Kashmir through a dedicated office.