BANG: At a gathering here on Thursday, people belonging to different parts of Yarkhun valley welcomed the opening of the First MicroFinance Bank branch in Bang, which will serve the whole valley of Yarkhun.
Retired Brigadier Khush Muhammad Khan, the general manager of AKES Chitral, was the chief guest on the occasion.
Though the bank had a skeleton staff already working at a makeshift office here to provide small loans to farmers, the establishment of the fully-fledged branch would facilitate the residents more effectively. It will also set up an automated taller machine (ATM) from which the account holders of even other banks can draw cash through the one-link facility.
It may be noted that people of the Yarkhun valley as well as Brep, Chuinj, Khuz and other villages are served by different banks that have branches at Mastuj. From Mastuj towards the north, it is the first bank branch opened in Bang village of Yarkhun valley. –Abdul Nasir Khan