The 18th Meeting of Karachi Editors Club (KEC) held during the week. Shaukat Mahmood EVP/Group Head, National Bank of Pakistan was the chief guest on this occasion. Mubasher Mir, President KEC highlighted the performance of KEC. Mukhtar Aqil, Vice President KEC thanked to all for their all-out support to KEC.
Syed Ibne Hasan briefed the worthy profile of the chief guest in brief. He informed the audience that Shaukat Mahmood is serving the National Bank of Pakistan for the last 25 years. He has served in important position in Japan for more than seven years and also remained on key positions in Pakistan and now he is EVP and heading 4 important departments including Services Quality, Media & Brand Management.
Shaukat Mahmood in his address to editors said that the people should take benefit from the ‘start-up loans programme’ of the NBP in which loans are being offered at the lowest mark-up of just 6 percent. He said that up to Rs 2 million loan is being offered to each borrower under this loan programme that targets expansion of the start-up and existing small businesses throughout Pakistan. He said any person interested in starting a small business or already doing business and wants to expand it with NBP’s lowest mark-up loans scheme, can take benefit from it.
Mahmood also pointed out that President of the National Bank of Pakistan Saeed Ahmad has directed the bank to change the ambiance of the branches of the bank along with the culture of facilitation of the customers. He said that now one of the key targets of NBP is to improve the infrastructure, look of the branches, environment, customers’ facilitation and performance of the employees.
Ms Rizwan Khan, Ex-Principal Information Officer and DG Press Information Department informed about cheating and mis-commitment of Bahria Town. She shared her experience that she had not found any accommodation even after full payment of booked villa without any delay. She is suffering for the last 14 years.