Pakistan's Banking Sector Industry Analysis

6152 WordsNov 26, 200825 Pages
Banking Industry in Pakistan Banking is one of the most sensitive businesses all over the world. Banks play very important role in the economy of a country and Pakistan is no exemption. Banks are custodian to the assets of the general masses. The banking sector plays a significant role in a contemporary world of money and economy. It influences and facilitates many different but integrated economic activities like resources mobilization, poverty elimination, production and distribution of public finance. Pakistan has a well-developed banking system, which consists of a wide variety of institutions ranging from a central bank to commercial banks and to specialized agencies to cater for special requirements of specific sectors. The country…show more content…
The ratios of non-performing loans have decreased. The SBP29 Scheme has benefited the banks as well as the borrowers to pay-off their long-standing dues. Bank Alfalah is the first to opt for the listing policy of the government and also offered its share to general public. Two of the state-owned banks, Habib Bank and United Bank, have been privatized but the government still holds a substantial stake in these banks. Allied Bank of Pakistan was privatized in early nineties. But due to many internal and external reasons it continues to suffer. Some meaningful senior managerial changes would be better at the earliest. Dawood Bank has recently emerged on the banking scenario of Pakistan and it is good addition. The bank has come into existence as a result of acquisition of Pakistan operations of a Sri Lankan bank by a local business group. It is also not listed at the local stock exchanges. Meezan Bank is the first bank of the country, which is carrying complete Islamic banking Potential Markets for Domestic and Foreign Banks A) Islamic Banking Islamic banking is getting popularity in the country. Many efforts are being made to make it workable in the era of conventional banking. The SBP had initiated the process of converting the conventional banking system into Islamic Banking. Government of Pakistan has initiated a parallel banking strategy of promoting Islamic Banking alongside conventional banking. There is huge scope for Islamic and Modaraba

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