KARACHI – National Bank of Pakistan has decided to reach out to flood affectees and has provided them relief goods (eatables) in bags.

The bank has initially distributed 1,000 bags containing eatables across the affected areas as Kamber/Shahdadkot, Jaccobabad, Kashmore, Shikarpur and Larkana. The Bank’s Regional Management Teams with the help of local administration will distribute the food items, says a press release. It is not the first time that NBP comes forward to help the nation in need.  In 2011 floods, National Bank of Pakistan distributed cumulatively more than 25,000 rations bags in all affected areas, more than 8,000 tents, established 27 medical camps in which 21,000 patients were given treatment, 2000 mosquito nets were also distributed. NBP earmarked Rs 158 million for flood affected people out of which Rs 25 million contributed in Prime Minister Relief Fund 2011; Rs 50 million for medical camps and ration bags and Rs. 66.5 million for tents. Apart from Rs141.5 million, all NBP staff, clerical/non-clerical staff, officers, junior to senior management have contributed Rs16.77m.

million from their salaries to Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund-2011. To discharge its social responsibilities as well, the bank has established a separate entity namely Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and allocated a hefty budget.

In 2010 Floods, to mitigate sufferings of the people affected by recent massive floods, the management of the National Bank of Pakistan, besides contributing Rs 50 million to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund-2010 and Rs 10 million to the Bakhtawar Flood Relief Fund and provided relief goods (eatables) in bags at an approximate cost of Rs 60 million. The Bank also distributed 40,000 food bags across the regions in the affected areas. Each bag contained eatables for a family of about six persons and sufficed their requirements for approximately one week.

NBP senior management and all employees of the Bank are committed to stand with the nation at every time when our countrymen are in need. Mr. Qamar Hussain, President NBP has said that NBP being nation’s bank will always discharge its social responsibilities and with a view to helping affectees of the massive devastation caused by rains and floods, President NBP expressed his deep concern for the sufferings of the people who have been displaced from their homes as a result of the floods and appealed to the people of Pakistan to come forward and donate generously to help their countrymen in this hour of need.