Latest articles from Pakistan

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.

Growth continues but challenges remain

May 2, 2005

Prime minister Shaukat Aziz tells Farhan Bokhari in Karachi that Pakistani banks are poised for further growth. But there are mixed opinions about whether the country’s economic recovery is sustainable.

Clear sense of direction

February 2, 2005

Pakistan’s banks have been facing up to privatisation and anti-money laundering measures and there are more challenges ahead. Farhan Bokhari reports from Karachi.

Central Banker Asia

January 3, 2005

Ishrat Husain, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan

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