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Islamabad, 15 April 2013 - Khushhalibank participated in the 3rd Islamabad Expo 2013 organized by Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, showing their untiring support and commitment to budding women entrepreneurs in Pakistan. Karachi, 25 March 2013 - Khushhalibank took a positive step towards the support and uplift of the industrious yet underprivileged strata of Pakistani population through the launch of Sehat Khushhali, Sehat Khushhali is Khushhalibank's first health insurance product for high quality in-patient treatment for its clients, free of cost. Islamabad, 21 March 2013 - Khushhalibank signed a 3-year Microsoft Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft Pakistan and InfoTech (Pvt.) Ltd, Microsoft’s Direct Large Account Reseller in Pakistan. Karachi, 4 March 2013- Malala Yousafzai, the world's youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize from Pakistan, was honored with LADIESFUND® Khushhalibank Idol Award at the 5th Ladiesfund Awards 2013 ceremony held at Mohatta Palace Islamabad, February 27, 2013: Khushhalibank Limited, the first licensed microfinance bank in Pakistan expanded its network by opening six new branches in the Punjab region during the month of February 2013. These branches were opened in Minchanabad, Chiniot, Muzaffargarh, Fort Abbas, Alipur and Sadiqabad. September 15, 2012, Khushhalibank, joined hands with Dawood Global Foundation (DGF), Dawood Capital Management Limited (DCM) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) to promote women entrepreneurship by sponsoring the third LADIESFUND Entrepreneurship Conference, themed Cutting Edge Entrepreneurship (LEC 2012) n Karachi. August 10, 2012, Khushhalibank announced that it is extending its partnership with ShoreBank International Ltd (SBI), to develop and roll-out Khushhalibank branchless banking services in partnership with a national payment platform provider. June, 20, 2012, Khushhalibank sponsored a Sports Festival in Bhojowal village, Mandi Bahauddin. The festival consisted of an exclusive Kabaddi match, which was played between two local teams. May 31, 2012, SME Business Support Fund (BSF) and Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan arranged a SME FINANCIAL EXPO 2012 in Lahore.Khushhalibank also participated in the Expo by setting up a stall to provide information to the participants about microfinance in general and its products and services in particular. Ghalib Nishtar, President Khushhalibank who was the Guest of Honor at the Expo. 14 May 2012: Khushhalibank launches its 100th Online branch at Pattoki. Online/ real-time banking allows clients to access their funds and make transactions from any of the real-time branch offices of the bank. Islamabad, 5 March 2012, Pakistan and Afghanistan are committed to strengthen Microfinance Sector. It was agreed at the meeting between Ghalib Nishtar, President, Khushhalibank and visiting officials from Afghanistan that both Pakistan and Afghanistan, being neighboring developing countries in the Asian region, can benefit by developing and promoting the financial Infrastructure to support microfinance through continuous knowledge and skill sharing experiences of their respective markets. Karachi, February 2012, Khushhalibank and IBA Entrepreneurship Society Announce Winners of the ISERVE 2012 - a unique social enterprise competition aimed at providing students a platform to contribute significantly towards the community in the form of sustainable social ideas and creating a new generation of viable social ventures. Peshawar, 23 February 2012, Khushhalibank and Beacon-house join hands for ‘Model United Nations 2012’ (MUN). MUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current affairs, international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. The Frontier Campus Beacon-house Model United Nation (FC-BMUN) is the first ever MUN conference to be held in Peshawar. Islamabad, February 1, 2012, Khushhalibank and NUST join hands to host All Pakistan Model United Nations Conference 2012. September 21-22, 2011, Khushhalibank sponsors the World Islamic Finance Summit 2011. September 20, 2011, Khushhalibank partners with the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) as platinum sponsor in a nationwide business plan competition, titled 'Discover – Prosperity through Entrepreneurship'. September 16, 2011, Khushhalibank joins hands with Dawood Global Foundation (DGF) to promote women entrepreneurship by sponsoring the second LADIESFUND Entrepreneurship Conference (LEC 2011). August 01, 2011, The first Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CEL) by SME Business Support Fund (BSF) was inaugurated at SZABIST Islamabad by Ghalib Nishtar, President Khushhalibank. May 25, 2011, The Microcredit Summit Campaign (MSC) status report ranks Khushhalibank as one of the biggest microfinance entities of the region having served two and a half million relationships and having over four hundred thousand active clients. May 05, 2011 , Khushhalibank and Western Union signed an agreement to introduce international inbound remittance services in 76 districts across Pakistan where Khushhalibank operates. This agreement makes KBL the first microfinance institution in Pakistan to introduce the cross border inbound remittance service, thereby facilitating a large segment of rural population to receive money from overseas through Khushhalibank's wide network of 109 branches. May 03, 2011 , JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has upgraded the entity ratings of Khushhalibank, to 'A' (Single A) from 'A-' (Single A Minus) for the medium to long-term and A-1 (A One) from A-2 (A Two) for the short-term. The ratings reflect Khushhalibank's ability to withstand tough operating environment and maintain its market standing. It also highlights the bank's position as one of the largest microfinance bank operating in the MFB sector in Pakistan. February 26, 2011, Khushhalibank, while acknowledging the contributions made by young entrepreneurs in various sectors became the exclusive partner of IBA Verve 2011 organized by IBA Entrepreneurship Society (IBAES) and Center for Entrepreneurial Development. The event took place in Karachi and was graced by the some of the country's most renowned businesspersons. IBA VERVE 2011 was a unique platform in which students were exposed to real life success stories and industry best practices. February 22, 2011, Khushhalibank's clients won the highest numbers of awards during the 7th Citi-PPAF Awards held in Islamabad. Sajan, a client of Mithi Branch, was awarded a prize of Rs. 110,000 for being the Regional Winner from Sindh. His loan officer Jhaman Das received a cash prize of Rs. 25,000. In runners up category, Kalsoom Bibi from Rawalpindi Branch and Muhammad Azeem from Gawadar Branch were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 80,000 each and their loan officers Adeel Shaehzad and Khadim Hussain were given a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 respectively. August 11, 2010, Khushhalibank successfully completes 10 years of micro-finance banking in Pakistan. Ghalib Nishtar, President Khushhalibank, expressing his views on the occasion said, "Today, we have made our contribution by making a difference in hundreds and thousands of lives across the country by providing financial service access to the unbanked segments of the population." April 19, 2010, Khushhalibank held its Annual Sales Conference at PC Bhurban to review the performance for the year 2009. The conference was chaired by Ghalib Nishtar, President, Khushhalibank and attended by all Departmental Heads and the Retail Unit from the Corporate Office, and Regional Business Managers and Territory Portfolio Managers from their respective Regions. February 16, 2010, Khushhali Bank in collaboration with American Business Council has given the first 20 cheques to the affected traders of Bolton Market under 'Bolton Market - Business Revitalization Program' of USAID in a ceremony held in Karachi. Khushhali Bank is managing the process of grant disbursement of USAID's funds of PKR 1 billion for the program. August 11, 2009, Khushhali Bank celebrates its ninth anniversary to acknowledge the contribution and hard work of its employees, while resolving to make its clients a priority and rejoicing the unprecedented success of past nine years. Khushhali Bank Limited re-constitutes its Board of Directors for a term of three years. Syed Ali Raza, President, National Bank of Pakistan, being the chairman, the new Board of Directors consists of seven members, four representing the share holders three non share holding Independent Directors.
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Khushhalibank celebrates its 11th Anniversary
Date: August 10, 2011
Khushhalibank (KBL) today celebrates its 11th anniversary. It has been an extraordinary span of time as KBL has been a catalyst to change in the ground rules for micro financing in Pakistan in the last decade. The bank celebrates its anniversary with a resolve to take on new challenges and set higher milestones as a pioneer in microfinance banking in Pakistan. The journey started eleven years ago in August 2000 with the intent of developing a new space within the financial services industry through mainstreaming microfinance for greater financial inclusion, and with a mission of being a strong relationship bank serving the needs of the vast un-served and rural population of the country. Today, the bank has made significant contribution by empowering hundreds and thousands of lives across the country by helping them set up and expand businesses by providing them access to financial services. Reflecting on the history as an institution, Ghalib Nishtar, President, Khushhalibank, cites several milestones surpassed in spite of challenging environment over a decade.Â â€śWe have managed to maintain our focus on the double bottom line agenda of financial access to an array of products and services to the un-served segment of the market all across Pakistan with a level of commitment and dedication while remaining focused on Institutional sustainability.â€ť
As the largest microfinance bank in the country celebrates its 11th anniversary, it has reached several important milestones and launched many products and services to benefit the low income segment of the society. The bank has undergone a successful transition from a purely micro credit institution to the launch of full scale banking services. It is the first microfinance organization of the country to introduce international inbound remittance services in 76 districts across Pakistan through a collaborative framework with a leading International franchise. Recognizing the role women play in economic uplifting of the society KBL introduced various socio-economic empowerment programs for women in the far fledged corners of the country in the last decade intended to support skill & development of micro enterprise amongst the women of remote areas. Keeping in view the objective of reforming lives and rebuilding communities through various financial services KBL collaborated with Government of Pakistan and multilateral agencies at several occasions when the country faced a natural disaster or conflict and provided immediate assistance and relief to the affected communities and businesses throughout the country. Giving great importance to the role of education in increasing economic growth and reducing poverty at the grassroots level, KBL introduced its scholarship programme in the leading universities of the country for deserving students of marginalized areas of Sind, Baluchistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The bank has also introduced a series of programs to educate people on the various benefits of microfinance for economic empowerment across Pakistan.
Commenting on the role of microfinance services to promote entrepreneurship in Pakistan, Ghalib Nishtar stated â€śOur branch network throughout Pakistan is playing a key role in reaching out to the aspiring entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are largely an untapped population of the micro-finance market which can play a significant role in stabilizing our economy provided they get access to financial services.
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