National Bank Plans an Aggressive Roll Out of ATMs

Sameer Nazir
National Bank of Pakistan has embarked an aggressive plan to roll out 1,000 ATMs by the end of 2015. This was mentioned by Mr. Syed Ahmed Iqbal Ashraf, President & CEO, National Bank of Pakistan who was present at the signing ceremony of 250 ATM project. The agreement was inked by Mr. Zubair Ahmed (SEVP, Logistic Security Support and Engineering Group) and Mr. Veqar ul Islam (President – TouchPoint). Mr. Mudassir H. Khan (SEVP Commercial & Retail Banking Group), Mr. Nausherwan Adil (SEVP, Operations Group), Mr. Khalid Bin Shaheen (SEVP, Global Home Remittances Management Group), Mr. Javed Haider (SVP, Divisional Head – LS&EG), Mr. Faisal Mahmood (VP, Head I.T. Procurement Wing), Mr. Qasim Y. Khan (VP, I.T. Procurement) and Mr. Tabish Sabah (CEO – TouchPoint) also graced their presence at the occasion.

The President NBP, Mr. Syed Iqbal Ashraf while speaking with delegates and media said, “National Bank of Pakistan will bring convenience to its customers by offering them self-service facilities to perform their hassle-free transactions round-the-clock across Pakistan. He further mentioned that “the NBP team is committed to bring the best services to the Nation’s customers.”

Currently, NBP has 376 ATMs countrywide and with this new addition the total installed base of ATMs shall be 626. NBP payment processing is powered by World renowned payment processing software ITM of Euronet.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Veqar ul Islam, President TouchPoint, an exclusive distributor of Diebold Inc. in Pakistan, said that, “it is an honor to partner with National Bank of Pakistan in deploying 250 ATMs across the country. TouchPoint has been a fast growing company which is committed to focus on service excellence in the business they are in. He congratulated the entire NBP team on such an initiative.”

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