KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan has installed the world's highest ATM at Khunjerab Pass, near the China Border at the altitude of 15,397 feet above sea level.The highest ATM was launched jointly by President and CEO Syed Iqbal Ashraf and Lt General Malik Zafar Iqbal.The location of the world's highest ATM was on the route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and would be helpful for growing needs of tourists in the area and the increasing business activities.
While talking to media, Lt General Malik Zafar Iqbal emphasised the Geo-economic challenges of 21st century, potential of Gilgit-Baltistan and its human resource particularly the youth. He accentuated for affording a completely secure and conducive environment for Gilgit-Baltistan, while remaining acutely cognisant and responsive to the multifarious threats posed to the motherland. While briefing the media, he thanked the NBP's management for installing the ATM to meet the growing needs of tourists and businessmen.
NBP President and CEO, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Syed Ahmed Iqbal Ashraf thanked the Pakistan Army and its leadership for assisting and helping to install the World's Highest ATM and for setting a new record for Pakistan.
While, talking at the ceremony, he said that this was a landmark for NBP and proud moment for Pakistan. Mr Ashraf also thanked NBP team, who made this ATM installation possible and making it a green energy project running on Solar and Wind Energy.
Chief Minister Gilgit- Baltistan Hafizur Rehman, Force Commander Gilgit- Baltistan Saqib Mahmud Malik, NBP SEVP/Group Chief Mudassir H Khan, NBP SEVP/Group Chief CRBG Shahid Saeed, SEVP & CIO Azfar Jamal EVP/Head Payment Services Muhammad Aasim Akhtar, EVP/Divisional Head Network Planning Service Quality and other officials of the bank and civil military officials were also present on the occasion.