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NBP aims to extend community service across Pakistan


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A delegation of National Bank of Pakistan led by Mr. Tariq Jamali, President of NBP visited Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) National Headquarters on Friday. The delegation was briefed about the PRCS ongoing humanitarian projects and initiatives.

Mr. Tariq Jamali applauded the humanitarian initiatives and activities of PRCS. He said NBP will enhance its cooperation with PRCS to extend community services across Pakistan. Later, the NBP delegation was shown the Ambulance that was upgraded through the generous financial support of 2.5 million made by NBP.

According to an official statement, the employees of National Bank of Pakistan have ‘voluntarily and wholeheartedly contributed one day salary for the construction of dams.’

Mr. Tariq Jamali also planted a tree at PRCS premises as symbol of solidarity and to commemorate PRCS “Go-Green Plantation Drive”. NBP is one of the three largest banks in Pakistan – along with Habib Bank and UBL. State Bank requires these premier banking institutions to maintain larger reserves for stability.

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NBP & Clean and Green Pakistan Campaign

On October 8, 2018, PM Khan, while launching the countrywide ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ campaign, urged people from all social strata to make it a success by actively participating in it. “This campaign is for our future. Everyone has to partake in it,” the prime minister urged, lamenting: “Pakistan is a gift but unfortunately we haven’t paid attention to its beautification.”

The PM’s bid for a clean and green Pakistan has since then been boosted by the participation of several companies in the process. The National Bank of Pakistan is one such key national institution which has started to take part in the process as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

The delegation was briefed about the PRCS ongoing humanitarian projects and initiatives.

The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in a bid to mitigate the impact of climate change and global warming and capitalizing on PM’s Clean and Green Pakistan campaign, planted saplings across Pakistan. These efforts indicate the seriousness with which NBP is trying to mitigate the impacts of global warming.

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NBP & Diamer Bhasha Dam Fund

In July this year, the CJP had said that the country needs to stand at 25 MAF (million acre-feet) of water and a new dam would be required every ten years after the construction of two new dams. The Supreme Court (SC) directed Federal Government to immediately start construction of two dams, GVS earlier reported.

The Apex court issued directives that the construction on Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams should start immediately and also sought the report in three weeks. The four-member bench under the supervision of Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has declared their short verdict regarding the construction of dams.

The PM’s bid for a clean and green Pakistan has since then been boosted by the participation of several companies in the process.

In pursuance of this noble cause, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Tariq Jamali met the Prime Minister Imran Khan to hand over a cheque of Rs19.5 million as a contribution for the construction of ‘Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund 2018 in late October.

According to an official statement, the employees of National Bank of Pakistan have ‘voluntarily and wholeheartedly contributed one day salary for the construction of dams.’

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Furthermore, NBP President Tariq Jamali informed the PM that in response to the government of Pakistan for donations/contributions from both domestic and international donors, an account with the name of “Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund-2018” had been established at all branches of National Bank of Pakistan.

Pakistan is among the frontline states against Climate Change, it already is feeling the impact of the phenomenon through water shortages and recurring heat waves. Only through the response by key national institutions can the nation save itself from the debilitating effects of Climate change.

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