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Habib Bank Limited (commonly referred to as "HBL") (Arabic: حَبيب بينك) is the largest bank in Pakistan and a thoroughly established banking chain throughout the world. An extensive network of 1425 branches in Pakistan and 55 international branches makes it one of the largest banks in Pakistan today. Habib Bank Plaza located in Karachi, Sindh is the formal headquarters of the bank. The bank has a network outside Pakistan including USA, UK, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. The Privatization Commission's IPO for HBL was a success; share trading will start on 24 Sep 2007. Pakistan

With the largest number of branches in Pakistan, the main branches are mostly located in the largest commercial cities of Pakistan including; Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore,Islamabad,
Faisalabad,Mirpur Khas, Multan, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Sialkot, Peshawar, Kharian,Jhang,Mirpur Mathelo,Chishtian, and many others. Major executives R. Zakir Mahmood is President & Chief Executive officer Slogan: The Power to Lead

“Enabling people to advance with confidence and success” Mission To be recognized as the leading financial institution of Pakistan and a dynamic international bank in the emerging markets, providing our customers with a premium set of innovative products and services, and granting superior value to our stakeholders – shareholders, customers and employees.

Current Strategy:

Mantas, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced solutions for compliance and risk management including anti-money laundering (AML), broker and trading compliance, fraud detection, and operational risk analysis, today announced its partnership with Habib Bank Ltd., the largest bank in Pakistan. With an extensive network of 1425 domestic branches and 55 international branches, Habib Bank plays an important role in Pakistan's financial and economic development Previously Habib Bank used separate business unit solutions and manual processes to identify suspicious activity. However, the bank decided it needed a more sophisticated, robust and comprehensive platform to address regulatory compliance, protect its customers and brand, and prevent operational losses stemming from financial crime. Having evaluated different solutions, Habib Bank chose Mantas ONE to address their compliance and risk management needs in a rapidly deployable and cost-effective manner. “To continue to build on our position as a globally recognized financial institution, we sought an enterprise approach to anti-money laundering. We chose Mantas because it is a proven product, and is able to cover a large number of subsidiaries and jurisdictions. Mantas also has worldwide brand recognition, an excellent implementation track record and is price-competitive. With this choice, we are confident we have selected the very best solution to augment our efforts in combating financial crime,” Management Structure

The operations of the Banks are divided into 14 division/ groups. Each Group is headed by professional and experienced bankers. The Group Heads (excluding the Head of Audit), the Company Secretary and the Chief Financial Officer, report directly to the President & CEO of the Bank. The Bank also has a strong team of experienced and qualified individuals at the middle and lower management levels


HBL established operations in Pakistan in 1947 and moved its head office to Karachi. Our first international branch was established in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1951 and Habib Bank Plaza was built in 1972 to commemorate the bank’s 25th Anniversary.

With a domestic market share of over 40%, HBL was nationalized in 1974 and it continued to dominate the commercial banking sector with a...
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