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  • Habib Bank acquires 51pc FMFB shares

    KARACHI: Habib Bank Limited (HBL) said on Wednesday that it has acquired 51 per cent majority shareholding in the First Micro-Finance Bank Limited (FMFB), the oldest microfinance bank in Pakistan with presence in over 150 locations covering 66 districts...

    A press release issued by the bank said the FMFB’s roots lie in the credit and savings programmes of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) dating back to 1982...

  • Habib Bank to open branch in China

    KARACHI: Habib Bank Limited on Monday announced it had received a licence to open a branch in China, a move that would make it the first South Asian lender to operate in the world’s number two economy...

    “Habib Bank Limited is the first South Asian bank to get this permission,” a bank statement said, without setting a precise timeframe for opening...

  • Bank Al Habib declares 35pc dividend

    KARACHI: Shareholders of Bank Al Habib approved annual financial accounts for 2016 on Wednesday, according to a press release...

    The payment of 35 per cent final cash dividend was also approved in the bank’s annual general meeting held at its registered office in Multan...

  • Habib School, City School PAF, St Joseph win netball ties

    KARACHI: Habib Girls School outplayed City School 10-2 in the opening match of the Karachi Girls Netball Cup which commenced here at the PSB Coaching Centre on Tuesday...

    In another fine contest, City School PAF (White) beat City School DK 4-1 while Habib Girls School beat St Joseph Girls School (Matric) 5-1...

  • Ton-up Waqas guides New Al-Habib to convincing win

    KARACHI: Mohammad Waqas struck a brutal century to help New Al-Habib CC trounce Eaton CC by 56 runs in the 32nd Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Cricket Festival fixture at the KG Ground here on Monday...

    After being sent into bat, New Al-Habib posted 217-3 with Waqas striking 102 off just 52 deliveries with the aid of eight sixes and eight fours...

  • New Al-Habib win

    KARACHI: New Al-Habib continued their winning run in the 32nd Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Cricket Festival when they whipped Sojhla CC by eight wickets at the KG Ground here on Wednesday...

    New Habib CC reached their modest target in 10...

  • Col Habib’s case can’t be taken to ICJ, UN: minister

    Minister for States and Frontier Regions retired Gen Abdul Qadir Baloch candidly conceded that it was yet to be established that retired Lt Col Habib had been picked up by the Indian forces...

    Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani asked if the statement meant that the Foreign Office was exonerating India from the kidnapping of retired Col Habib as the minister had admitted absence of concrete evidence...

  • Habib salvages late draw for K-Electric

    THIMPU: Habib-ur-Rehman proved an inspired substitution, scoring late on to secure an entertaining 3-3 draw for K-Electric against Druk United in their opening Group ‘A’ match of the playoff qualifiers for next year’s AFC Cup at the Changlimithang National Stadium on Tuesday...

    Having let slip a 2-1 lead at the interval to go 3-2 down, Habib — who replaced Nigerian star Oludeyi Abayomi Sunday in the 73rd minute — got the equaliser...

  • Pakistan's right-wing media vs Habib University

    A recent seminar on religion and culture at Habib University in Karachi earned the ire of certain sections of the local press that doctored images to present a false account of the event...

    This resulted in a social media campaign against Habib University, accusing it of mustering support for Israel...

  • Farewell to Habib

    Film actor Habib, who was one of the most celebrated film stars of the 1950s and ‘60s, passed away in Lahore on last week after a prolonged illness at the age of 85...

    Habib belonged to the generation of actors who, through their tremendous acting skills, helped the Pakistan film industry stand on its feet after independence...

  • Friends, poets and politicians pay tribute to Habib Jalib

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa hosted an event to pay tribute to poet and political activist Habib Jalib on Monday which was attended by politicians, poets and close friends of the late poet...

    A short film by the name of ‘Habib Jalib was also screened along with recitations of poetry and comments by Mujahid Barelvi, who has authored two books about the late poet...

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