Askari Bank
Askari Bank
Askari Bank

The Askari Bank was established on 9th October 1991 in Pakistan as a public Ltd company. It started its operations on 1st April 1992 and is involved in the banking business, under the 1962 Ordinance of Banking Companies. The Bank is also listed on the Stock Exchange of Pakistan.

The Bank is concentrating on growth via enhancing its service quality, investing in people and technology, utilization of its extensive network of the branch that includes agricultural and Islamic banking. This article has every detail about the bank, including Askari Bank History.

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Type:Bank
Urdu Name:عسکری بینک
Traded As:Karachi Stock Exchange
Industry:Financial Services
Founded:October 9, 1991
Headquarter:Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Key People:President & chief executive Syed M. Husaini
Product:Banking
Revenue:34.6 Billion, 2014
Net Income:Rs 4.015 Billion PKR (2014)
Total assets:Rs. 447 Billion PKR (2014)
Consumer Banking:ASK 4 CAR, ASKCARD (Askari debit card), Master card, Mortgage finance, Personal finance, PayPal
Islamic Banking:Declared weight ages, Deposit schemes, Home Musharakah, Ijarah Bi Sayyarah, Profit rates
Branch Banking:Deposit multiplier account, Investment certificates, Mahana Bachat account, Paishgi Munafa account, Roshan Mustaqbil deposit, Rupee traveler cheques, Value plus deposits, Value Plus Business
Agriculture Banking:Kissan Aabpashi finance, Kissan evergreen finance, Kissan farm mechanization finance, Kissan tractor finance, Kissan livestock development finance
Alternate delivery channels:ATM, Call center, I-Net Banking, Phone Banking, Mobile Banking

Askari Bank History

Askari Bank History

The Bank was set up as Public Ltd Company on 9th October 1991, and on 21st June 2013, Fauji Group acquired this Bank. The Bank exists in the PSE (Pakistan Stock Exchange) list. Previously, it was also listed on Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi Stock exchange before merging into a single combined Stock Exchange, i.e., PSX.

This Bank received its license (No. BL-7) under 1962 Ordinance s.27 of Banking Companies from Pakistan State Bank on 13th February 1992. Mr. Saeed Haider issued this license. 

Branches

The Bank has five-hundred and thirty-five branches all over Pakistan and a wholesale unit in Bahrain.

Askari Bank Board of Directors

  1. Mr. Waqar Ahmad Malik-Chairperson
  2. Lieutenant General Tariq Khan-Director
  3. Mr. Sarfraz Ahmad-Director
  4. Dr. Nadeem Inayat-Director
  5. Syed Bakhtayar Kazmi-Director
  6. Mr. Manzoor Ahmed-Director
  7. Raja Mohammad Abbas-Director
  8. Mr. Abid Sattar-Chief Executive and President
  9. Mr. Muhammad Aftab-Director
  10. Ms. Zoya Mohsin-Director
  11. Mr. Mushtaq Malik-Director

Board Audit Committee

  1. Mr. Muhammad Aftab Manzoor-Chairperson
  2. Dr. Nadeem Inayat-Member
  3. Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi-Member
  4. Mr. Manzoor Ahmad-Member

Board H.R. and Remuneration Committee

  1. Ms. Zoya Mohsin-Chairperson
  2. Mr. Manzoor Ahmad-Member
  3. Dr. Nadeem Inayat-Member
  4. Mr. Sarfaraz Ahmad-Member

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Board Risk-Management Committee

  1. Mr. Manzoor Ahmad-Chairperson
  2. Dr. Nadeem Inayat-Member
  3. Ms. Zoya Mohsin-Member
  4. Mr. Abid Sattar-Member
  5. Mr. Mushtaq Malik-Member

Board I.T. Committee

  1. Mr. Muhammad Aftab-Chairperson
  2. Dr. Nadeem Inayat-Member
  3. Raja Mohammad Abbas-Member
  4. Mr. Abid Sattar-Member

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is an integral part of the method in which Bank does its business and is an essential element of their strategy. Being socially conscious contributes to less privileged people via several charitable associations working for society’s welfare.

The Bank promotes several initiatives that foster community development and growth. It contributes to many programs and initiatives related to relief work, cultural endeavors, health, environmental causes, sports events, and education.

The Bank has also started an ‘In-House’ training project for graduated kids of their low-income workers to enhance their job chances. Through this initiative, children of low-income employees can sit in a test after graduation, and after clearing this test, they receive paid-training and a guaranteed job. 

Askari Bank Awards and Achievements

  • The Bank won the award for its Best Annual-Report of the year, 2012-second Runner, up by ICMAP and ICAP.
  • The Bank won the award for its Best Annual-Report of the year 2011-second Runner up by ICMAP and ICAP.
  • Award for Presenting Best Annual Report & SAARC Anniversary-Awards for 2011 Corporate Governance Disclosures by South-Asian Accountants Federation.
  • Best Pakistani Retail Bank by the ‘Asian Banker.’
  • Corporate Excellence Award by MAP (Management Association of Pakistan)-2002, 2003, and 2004.
  • Pakistan’s Consumer Association awarded Askari Bank the award for 1st Consumer Choice-2004.
  • Best Pakistani Bank by ‘Global Finance Magazine-2001 & 2003
  • Asia Money & Euromoney Awards- 1994, 1996 & 1997.
  • Award for Presenting Best Annual Accounts by ICAMP & ICAP-2000, 2001 & 2002.
  • The Award for Best Consumer-Banking 2006-by Pakistan Consumer Association, 2007.
  • The Award for Presenting Best Annual Accounts by SAFA (South-Asian Accountants Federation) in the SAARC region.
  • The 2008 Best Retail Banking-Award by Guarantee Export Corporation Limited-2008.
  • Award for Best Corporate for 2008 by ICMAP and ICAP-2008.
  • The Award for Best Annual-Report for 2010 by ICMAP and ICAP.
  • The Award for 2010 Best-Presented Accounts-2nd Runner-up by South-Asian Accountants Federation

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Training and Development

The Bank considers its workers as its primary asset and principal contributors to the Bank’s performance and emphasizes retention, motivation, development, and attraction of its workers. The Bank’s human capital is awarded the most outstanding value to achieve their goal of 1st choice bank.

The Bank accordingly focuses on developing its employee and improving ambiance via refinement of the work environment and processes. Regular reviews so assuring its dynamism and keeping the focus on key policies and principles.

Therefore, the professional development of its employees is among the critical elements of its H.R. strategy. Training objectives are set in light of TNA (Training Needs Assessment) procedures. According to training policies, the Bank’s development and training team continues its mission to train the staff’s Bank.

Every year several training workshops are organized for employees via in-house training institutes at Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi. These academies train bankers on communication and management, attitude and service, risk management, international trade, finance and credit, I.T., and domestic banking operations. With the aid of industry experts, skilled and qualified faculty 

Internships

The internship by Bank is about identifying the resources that can provide maximum exposure in minimum time and encourages those who are willing to make their way towards excellence. Leading seniors further support this learning who utilize their interns as Bank’s asset.

The internship is arranged for graduates who want to continue their studies in commerce or business or also for post-graduate students who require training as part of their degree. The Bank offers internships every year according to branch consent. 

Procedure for Applying for Internship

  • Application internship should have the following documents:
  • Passport size picture
  • CNIC Copy
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letter from internee’s Institute/ University

Bank’s Recruitment Process

The Bank’s selection procedure is different from post to post and is designed to match an individual’s experiences, interests, skills, and knowledge. Bank administration uses various tools and methods to determine motivations and skill level. The hiring procedure is designed to identify and recruit the best individuals most fairly.

Due to the Bank’s rapid growth in all banking arenas, the recruitment procedure remains continuous. 

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Management Trainee Officer (MTO)

Candidates who want to join Bank’s trainee program have to clear a test that covers these topics:

  • Economics
  • English
  • Business Mathematics
  • General Knowledge
  • Accounting and Finance

Askari Bank Services

Digital Banking

  1. Internet Banking
  2. SMS Banking
  3. Mobile Banking
  4. Online Shopping
  5. Online Payments via Digital Channels
  6. Phone Banking
  7. E-Statement
  8. ATM
  9. Payment of Gov Duties and Taxes
  10. RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement)
  11. Pay Pak Debit Card
  12. Issuance of Cheque Book
  13. SMS Alert Service
  14. Askari Visa Debit-Card

Bancassurance

  1. Askari Life-Insurance
  2. EFU Life Assurance
  3. Allianz EFU Health-Insurance

Askari Bank Partners

  • U Remit International Corporation
  • Cash Express, Dubai United Arab Emirates
  • NEC Money Transfer, United Kingdom
  • Western Union
  • Trans-Fast Remittance LLC
  • Instarem Pte Limited

Registered Office

AWT Plaza, The Mall,

P.O. Box 1084, Rawalpindi.

Contact Information for Investor Relations:

Ph#: 051-8092624

E-mail: [email protected]

Fax: 051-2857448

Head Office

Address: 3rd Floor, Plot# 18, NPT Building, F-8 Markaz, ISB.

Phone # 051-2857424-39, 051-8092000

Fax: 051-2857448