The history of HBL is tantamount to the history of the banking industry in Pakistan. HBL was the first commercial bank to be established in 1941, and today it is the largest bank in the country. HBL's inception has been inextricably linked with the origin of Pakistan and consequently, it has always been an institution that has played a significant role in the nation's economic progress.
Embarking on a progressive journey, HBL has unceasingly played an active role in shaping Pakistan's future. Over the years, HBL has grown its branch network and become the largest bank with over 1,700 branches and more than 1900 ATMs across the globe, servicing a customer base that exceeds 8.5 million relationships. It currently operates in over 25 countries spanning across four continents.
The Bank's key areas of operation encompass product offerings and services in both Corporate and Consumer Banking, of which HBL has the largest portfolio in Pakistan. SME and Agriculture lending programmes and banking services are also offered across urban and rural centers.
With a rich legacy of 75 years, HBL is now looking towards an even brighter future with boundless opportunities. It aims to continue to serve the nation and all the markets where it operates with a focus on the needs of its customers and the resolve to inspire them to dream and do more.
HabibMetro Bank is a subsidiary of Habib Bank AG Zurich, a multi-national banking group that enjoys financial presence in 10 countries across 4 continents. HabibMetro Bank currently operates through a growing nationwide network of 301 branches in 86 cities across Pakistan. The Bank is widely recognized as a leading bank in trade finance. HabibMetro also offers retail banking, corporate banking, consumer banking and Bancassurance to its clientele, in addition to highly innovative Alternate Delivery Channels (such as web banking and Visa Debit Card) and Shariah compliant Islamic Banking solutions.
In 2016, the Pakistan Credit Rating Agency (PACRA), recognized as an external credit assessment institution by the SBP, endorsed HabibMetro Bank's premium credit ratings of AA+ and A1+ for the 16th consecutive year. The Asian Development Bank also recognized HabibMetro Bank as its 'Leading Partner Bank in Pakistan' and 'Leading SME Trade Bank' at the Trade Finance Program Awards 2016. HabibMetro Bank has also been presented awards for ''Best Trade Financing through Shariah Finance 'at the Regional Trade Conference 2016 on Islamic Banking & Finance. The Bank also received a CSR award for its contribution in the education segment at the 5th International Corporate Social Responsibility Summit and Awards 2016.
Shan Foods (Pvt.) Ltd is a renowned food company and powerful brand of Pakistan. We are delighting consumers in more than 50 countries through delicious food solutions of Premium Quality under brand categories of: Recipe Mixes, Plain Spices, Paste, Pickles, Whole Spices, Rice, Salt and Desserts. With a vision to become a global food company, we have started International Operations with manufacturing facilities in UAE and Saudi Arabia and have plans to open offices across the globe.
Our success can be attributed to our ability to continually identify and respond to the changing consumer needs through Research and Development, Stringent Quality Assurance and State-of-the Art manufacturing facility. We earn consumers trust by delivering on our promise of unmatchable Taste and Quality. Shan doesn't offer products, it offers enriching food experiences.
Pakistan International Airlines commonly known as PIA is a Karachi based airline which is the national flag carrier of Pakistan. Its main hub is Karachi while Lahore and Islamabad serve as its secondary hubs.
The airline was founded on 23 October 1946 as Orient Airways, initially based in Calcutta prior to the Partition of British India. It later acquired four Douglas DC-3s. The airline was nationalized on 10 January 1955 and was renamed as Pakistan International Airlines. Its first international flight was in 1955, operating to London, via Cairo and Rome.
PIA has a history of milestones in aviation, it was the second Asian airline to acquire a jet aircraft, a Boeing 707. It was the first Asian carrier to fly the Lockheed Super Constellation and also was the first non-communist airline to fly to China. More recently, it was the launch customer of the Boeing 777-200LR. The airline also owns The Roosevelt Hotel and Sofitel Paris Scribe Hotel.