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VIS Withdraws Instrument Rating of Askari Bank Limited

Karachi, June 03, 2021: VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (VIS) has withdrawn instrument rating of ‘AA-’ (Double A Minus) assigned to Askari Bank Limited’s (AKBL) - 5th (fifth) Issue of Term Finance Certificate (TFC-V) - with immediate effect. The bank exercised the inbuilt Call Option with early redemption of the said instrument after approval from the State Bank of Pakistan.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Syed Fahim Haider at 042-35723411-13 (Ext: 8006) or the undersigned at021-35311861-70 (Ext: 201) or email at

Javed Callea

Applicable rating criterion: Government Supported Entities (July, 2020)

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