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LAHORE: The Bank of Punjab celebrated opening of its 780th branch in Lahore on 25th January, making a total of 116 branches opened during 2022 only. Zafar Masud (President & CEO – BOP) along with key officials of the bank attended opening ceremony.

Speaking at the event, Zafar Masud (President & CEO – BOP) appreciated the efforts of the team in achieving the milestone of highest ever branch opening in a single year by the Bank of Punjab.

He said that by opening 116 branches in 2022, Bank has taken a lead in the industry which by any standards is a remarkable achievement. In his address to the team, he shared his vision of expanding the Bank of Punjab’s total branch network to 1000 branches by the year 2025 which will give the bank adequate coverage throughout the country.

He also emphasized on the growing need of Islamic banking and advised the team to further enhance their focus on Islamic branches expansion. Masud mentioned that as part of a pilot, bank is planning to convert a few conventional branches from our Public sector department to Islamic Banking which will support and help the Government in executing its Islamic Banking initiatives.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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