January 18th, 2013
Meezan Bank Ltd., Pakistan’s largest Islamic Bank, and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd. (PTCL), Pakistan’s largest telecommunication service provider have signed an agreement under which PTCL will provide Data Center Services to Meezan Bank for its Disaster Recovery Data Center (DRDC). Meezan Bank’s DRDC covers the Bank’s branch banking operations of an extensive network of over 300 branches in 90 cities of the county. This service provided by PTCL, will be deployed within PTCL’s Data Center in Islamabad for ease of maintenance of the IT equipment racks.
“Our trust and ‘customer first’ strategy, supported by a complete network end to end with a one window ICT solution provides technology of international standards to Government, Educational and Enterprise markets and the Banking sector of which Meezan Bank is a prominent industry leader” said EVP National Sales PTCL Mr. Zaman Gulzar. Speaking on the occasion, the Group Head of Information Technology- Meezan Bank, Mr. Faiz ur Rehman, said the synergy of PTCL with Meezan Bank is an ideal combination to achieve our goal to deliver our customary exceptional client experiences through improved operational efficiency.”
EVP – PTCL, Mr. Zaman Gulzar; GM Corporate Services, Mr. Rizwan Bhutto; Senior Manager M. Harris Bhutto and Account Manager, Mr. Adnan Mohyuddin Sadiq were present at the signing ceremony. Mr. Irfan Siddiqui (President & CEO – Meezan Bank,), Mr. Ariful Islam (COO) and senior members of Meezan Bank’s IT department including Mr. Iqbal Ahmed (EVP) , Mr. Ali Imran (SVP), Mr. Abdul Rauf (SVP), Mr. Kamal Hussain (SVP) and Mr. Syed Qamber Ali (VP), were present at the occasion.