Latest articles from Pakistan

Privatised industry will pave the way to wealth

May 7, 2007

Zahid Hamid, minister for privatisation and investment, talks to Jules Stewart about his ambitious plans for a modern, industrialised Pakistan.

Financial reform needs a progressive mindset

May 7, 2007

Shamshad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, talks to Jules Stewart about the influence of the US macroeconomy on Pakistan’s economic landscape and the importance for the developing world in keeping open this window to the West.

Banks set pace for Pakistan

May 7, 2007

Pakistan looks set to achieve a goal many thought impossible: economic stability. Jules Stewart reports.

Promise in Pakistan

April 2, 2007

If Pakistan successfully launches an Islamic-compliant treasury bond, it will lift the growth potential of the country’s embryonic Islamic banking sector. Farhan Bokhari reports from Karachi.

Standard Chartered paves way with purchase

October 2, 2006

The sale of a majority stake in Pakistan’s Union Bank to Standard Chartered marks a growing optimism in the country’s banking sector. But will forthcoming elections and regional conflict dampen its success? Farhan Bokhari reports from Karachi.

Governing Pakistan’s economic recovery

February 6, 2006

New central bank head Shamshad Akhtar takes over the reins as the financial sector enjoys a period of growth and a successful privatisation process. However, she is far from complacent, as Farhan Bokhari reports from Karachi.


January 2, 2006

National Bank of Pakistan
S. Ali Raza, Chairman & President

Loan lifeline for the poor

June 6, 2005

First MicroFinance Bank hopes to become a role model in providing loans to the poor in Pakistan. The bank’s president, Hussain Tejany, talks to The Banker.

The outlook for Islamic banking

May 2, 2005

As Pakistani authorities grant the third licence to a wholly Islamic bank, Farhan Bokhari reports from Karachi on this emerging sector.

The right people are hard to find

May 2, 2005

There is a dearth of well-trained managers to fill the new posts that are being created to cope with banks’ consumer services, Farhan Bokhari reports from Karachi.

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