Published by Jawwad Rizvi on The News International, April 27, 2014

LAHORE: Induction of next generation spectrum data services 3G/4G will bring a huge change in the information and communication industry of Pakistan, ultimately leading to new economic activity.

The economic impact of the 3G/4G technology is much higher than the auction price fetched by the government of Pakistan. The experts of the various data services dependent industry believe that in the first year of the technology, the impact could be more than $2 billion, while a double digit growth is expected on every tear in the data services dependent industries of Pakistan.

The fast speed mobile data will also be helpful in developing the underdeveloped mobile application industry of Pakistan once the ecosystem is developed. The next generation data services will increase internet penetration in Pakistan and the number of internet users would also jump exponentially, increasing sales and usage of mobile smartphones, demand of local internet content and mobile applications. The communication being done via sms will shift to data services apps like whatsapp, which will ultimately help develop the local mobile applications industry. Continue reading


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L to R: Mr. M. R. Mehkary, President Askari Bank, Mr. Qazi Muqtadir, Dep. Governor SBP, Mr. Zhang Jianxin, Chinese Consul General, Mr. Fan Yunjun, CEO Zong pressing the button for unveiling the TimePey brand.

(L to R: Mr. M. R. Mehkari, President Askari Bank, Mr. Qazi Muqtadir, Dep. Governor SBP, Mr. Zhang Jianxin, Chinese Consul General, Mr. Fan Yunjun, CEO Zong pressing the button for unveiling the TimePey brand.)

Inov8 – Official Release

Inov8 Limited is proud to announce the launch of Askari Bank and Zong’s ‘Timepey’, the largest mobile and branchless banking initiative in Pakistan, which is powered by Inov8 technology.

Inov8 Limited’s technology and consulting services have helped bring together the largest mobile and branchless banking initiative in Pakistan, where one of the strongest banks in the country, Askari Bank, has partnered with the largest mobile operator in the world, Zong (China Mobile Pakistan) to provide mobile financial services for the approximately 180 million people living in Pakistan. Continue reading


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Published by Sania Ameen on Vimeo, December 5, 2012

ZONG, the country’s fastest growing cellular network and Askari Bank Limited today announced the launch of ‘Timepey’, a technology-based branchless banking service that will make available a range of banking services to just about everyone, with remarkable convenience and efficiency. Aimed particularly at the over 90% Pakistanis who do not have bank accounts, Timepey is set to give a new meaning altogether to financial inclusion. Continue reading


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Published by  on Pure Pakistani, December 1, 2012

Timepey is a service that adds the much awaited convenience to people’s lives. The three main services offered include Utility Bills’ Payment, Mobile Account and Funds Transfer. Now anyone can pay the utility bills at their convenience. The mobile account lets you enjoy a host of services through your mobile phone that also includes funds transfer. The facility to send or receive money through Timepey shops, franchises and customer services centers is also available. Timepey is most reliable as it is a service from Zong, the fastest growing cellular network in Pakistan backed by Askari Bank Limited. Continue reading


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Published on The Nation, December 2, 2012

LAHORE (PR) – Zong and Askari Bank Limited announced the launch of ‘Timepey’, a technology-based branchless banking service that will make available a range of banking services to just about everyone, with remarkable convenience and efficiency.

Aimed particularly at the over 90pc Pakistanis who do not have bank accounts, Timepey is set to give a new meaning altogether to financial inclusion. Continue reading


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Published on Business Recorder, November 23, 2012

Zong in collaboration with Askari Bank is planning to provide a complete branchless banking solution including wide spectrum of services like mobile account, money transfers, utility bill payment etc. Industry sources said here on Thursday that the State Bank of Pakistan had issued branchless banking license to Zong and Askari Bank.  Continue reading


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Published on Technology Times, November 16, 2012

STAFF REPORT IBD: Easypaisa, Omni and now Bank Telco, a branchless banking service, has been made operational by Zong and Askari Bank Limited for millions of people living in rural and urban areas of Pakistan.

The service is powered by Inov8 which is one of the leading technology companies in Pakistan and one of the first to provide mobile commerce service in the country. Continue reading


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Published on Daily Times, May 25, 2012

KARACHI: Askari Bank Limited and Zong have entered into a joint venture to launch branchless banking services in the country with its soft launch taken off from May 22, 2012. Continue reading


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