By Zulfikar Ahmad
ISLAMABAD, Sept 28: Sabz Ali has finally won the lucrative slot of branch manager Soneri Bank, Chitral, but at a meagre pay of Rs50,000 per month.
He assumed the charge on Thursday morning and was greeted by the junior staff majority of whom believed to be perturbed over his induction. Well-placed sources exclusively revealed to this correspondent that he has been given the go-ahead by the bank management after he assured them that he would achieve Rs100 million target by December and another amass Rs200 million within a year. He has been awarded a one-year contract with clear-cut directives to accomplish the gigantic task within the prescribed timeframe otherwise his services will be terminated.
Mr Ali did extensive lobbying and used all available resources to snatch the lucrative slot. According to sources, at one stage he was even ready to accept the tiny position of a relationship manger.
They said that an Islamabad-based senior banker had earlier qualified for the slot at a hefty package of Rs140,000 per month but turned down the offer at the last minute when he came to know that Mr Ali will be his relationship manager.
The regional office of the bank in Islamabad made uphill efforts to convince the selected banker to go ahead as Mr Ali would be his subordinate but he preferred to withdraw.