KARACHI – Pakistan’s top private sector bank United Bank Limited (UBL) opened a new head office in Karachi on Monday.
The new UBL Head Office was inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE.
Mr. Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, Governor State Bank of Pakistan was also present at the occasion along with Sir Mohammed Anwar Pervez, OBE, HPk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBL and Bestway Group UK, Mr. Zameer Mohammed Choudrey, CBE, Director UBL, Mr. Wajahat Husain, President & CEO, UBL and other prominent personalities.
UBL’s new Head Office is located on I. I. Chundrigar Road, in the heart of Karachi’s vibrant financial district. Rising 300 feet in the sky, this 22-storey skyscraper features state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology enclosed within a modern design.
A spacious gym for physical fitness of employees is also a part of new head office.
The 200 feet tall atrium of this building is the tallest enclosed space of its kind in Pakistan and its unique advanced facade lighting illuminates the city skyline at night, further highlighting Karachi’s identity as ‘The City of Lights’.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Wajahat Husain, President & CEO UBL said UBL, Pakistan’s Best Bank 2016, has come to be acknowledged as a progressive and innovative bank.
‘These two attributes of the bank have propelled the institution in taking lead in financial inclusion and economic development of Pakistan’ he said.
‘UBL’s new Head Office building is a dynamic symbol of the transformation that UBL has undergone in the last 14 years and stands tall as a physical embodiment of our role as leaders in the financial services sector of Pakistan’ he added.