Bankers meet Miftah Ismail, share budget proposals for banking sector

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ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Pakistan Bankers Association had a meeting with the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Miftah Ismail here on Tuesday. Minister of State for Finance, Rana Mohammad Afzal and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue, Haroon Akhtar were present on the occasion.

The delegation shared with the adviser on finance, their budget proposals concerning the banking sector.

Adviser Miftah Ismail said that the banking was a vibrant sector and a key contributor to the development of the economy. It had been playing an important role in promoting the cause of financial inclusion besides providing financing to the business community, industrial sector and for different commercial activities. The government would fully encourage and facilitate the banks to keep playing this important role and also bring up new attractive packages and products for the customers.

Adviser Finance assured that the government would accord due consideration to the proposals put forth by the visiting delegation in the context of upcoming budget and accommodate them to the extent possible.

Representatives from SBP, NBP, MCB, Bank Albarka, Askari Bank, Faysal Bank, UBL, ABL, HBL, Bank Alhabib, Bank Alfalah, Soneri Bank, Meezan Bank and PBA attended the meeting where senior officials of the Finance Division and FBR were also present

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