KARACHI - Around 300,000 utility bills have been paid off through the facility of easypaisa last month, while these numbers will be enhanced to 30 million in the end of the ongoing year. Consumers are availing the off banking facility through retail network. Consumers are also being provided a facility of remittances at local level. These views were expressed by CEO and President Tameer Microfinance Bank Nadeem Hussain, while delivering a lecture on New Developments in Microfinance held on Friday at Rangoonwala Auditorium of Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), Karachi University (KU). Director AERC Prof Dr Nuzhat Ahmed presided over the lecture that was a part of series of lectures on different socio economic issues, organised by AERC. Chief of the bank said that there were 10,000 branches of commercial banks in the country and contrary to that more than 150,000 retail network are available in every corner of the country. The easypaisa facility is being provided to consumers through the joint venture of the Tameer Microfinance Bank and Telenore, Pakistan, he said and added that Tameer Bank was striving to provide another facility of international remittances to its consumers, which is expected to be done in the end of this year. He said that in his organisation around 40pc women are employed.