July 23rd, 2012
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 & 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 & 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.