Barclays recognised for empowering ‘next generation’
KARACHI (PR): Barclays Bank Pakistan (BBP) has been recognised for empowering the next generation at the sixth International CSR Summit.
BBP fully supports Barclays’ commitment to 5 Million Young Futures, investing not only money, but employees’ time and expertise in community programmes that enhance the enterprise, employability and financial skills of disadvantaged young people aged 10 to 35 years, by 2015.  Speaking at the occasion, Shazad Dada, CEO BBP said, “In Pakistan young people, who account for approx. a third of the population, are facing unprecedented challenges and increasingly high levels of unemployment.
Developing vital skills will help them overcome these challenges so that they can better provide for their families and ultimately support much needed higher economic growth.”


Winner of ‘Rising Talent Award’
LAHORE (PR): Bank Alfalah announced Saqib Khan Khaqwani as the winner of its ‘Rising Talent Award’ at the Aibak Polo Cup. Bank Alfalah awarded Saqib Khan Khaqwani a cash prize worth Rs200,000 at the closing ceremony of the event. The ceremony was attended by Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rahman, Minister Finance, Excise & Taxation – Punjab, Khurram Hussain, Group Head of Retail (Central and North) and Consumer Finance, Bank Alfalah and President Lahore Polo Club amongst others.   Khurram Hussain said, “Bank Alfalah enjoys a longstanding association with sports and youth development.

On behalf of the Bank, I would like to congratulate Saqib Khan Khaqwani for exhibiting such promising skills. Bank Alfalah’s Khurram Hussain presented the ‘Rising Talent Award’ award to Saqib Khan Khaqwani


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MCB Bank & LUMS sign MoU
LAHORE (PR): MCB Bank Ltd (MCB) and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) have signed an MoU to transform LUMS into a ‘cashless’campus. This project will showcase MCB Lite – the world’s 1st socially connected mobile wallet –specially designed to provide digital payments convenience in socially connected groups of people such as the LUMS student body, faculty and staff on campus.  On the occasion of signing the MOU, LUMS Vice Chancellor Dr. Sohail Naqvi stated that, “We are excited about this partnership with MCB. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to carry out research and development on a live banking platform. 
We want LUMS to be a hotbed of innovation in mobile banking and technology to help define the future of consumer financial platforms for Pakistan as well as the rest of the world.”


Lahore (PR): Emerging Young Banker Sayyed Ghazanfar Ali, son of Syed Liaquat Hussain (Late) has successfully passed stage-III of the Institute Bankers Pakistan and completed IBP Diploma with distinction in the paper of banking. Now he has become Junior Associate of IBP.