Lahore: His Excellency Prime Minister Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif conferred Gold Medal to NBP for its contributions in Corporate Social Responsibility front. President & CEO NBP, Syed Ahmed Iqbal Ashrafreceived the NBP’s gold medal during the 37th FPCCI Export Trophy Awards held on February 8, 2014 at PC Hotel in Lahore.
This award is a top slot award and is given on the basis of overall NBP contributions and donations for charitable, social, educational and public welfare purposes.The overall contribution of NBP in CSR front in 2013 was approximatelyPKR 120Million.
NBP has contributed whole heartedly in the ‘Health’ sector by supporting Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre through adoption of MALC’s Female Ward; SIUT Sukkur for free treatment of underprivileged patients; Noor Memorial Hospital Chakwal for construction of Lab & X-Ray facilities; Equipment support to various other hospitals and organizing numerous Medical & Eye camps countrywide. In ‘Education’ sector too, NBP has played a vital role by construction of various schools in the remote areas and specially the adoption of ‘The Citizen Foundation School’ at Nawabshah; sponsored students and trainees with focus on girl education. Beside these NBP has tremendously supported Sports & Culture at national level, Community Development, Disaster Relief, Women Empowerment, Infrastructure Development, Environment, Water Purification & Sanitation and Sponsoring Special Persons.
This award is the highest in jurisdiction of Corporate Social Responsibility of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). Over the years National Bank has not only played a pivotal role in Corporate Social Responsibility, but has received number of national and international recognitions, such as Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2013. NBP received Domestic Retail Bank of the Year 2013 and Pakistan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year 2013 Awards from Asian Banking & Finance Singapore and also maintaining its status as the No. 1 Bank in Pakistan by The Banker Magazine UK for Top 1000 World Banks Ranking 2013. At national level NBP has won FPCCI Awards in 2012 and 2013 from Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and in 2013 from Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Management Association of Pakistan (MAP) in 2013 also recognized NBP’s Services in the Commercial Banks by awarding and appreciating it through ‘MAP – Certificate of Excellence’.