The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has officially launched its Facebook page. The official page of the SBP was introduced on the 23rd of March 2018 on the most honourable occasion of Pakistan Resolution Day.
A dry run for the Facebook page has been in process for some time. The launch is anticipated to bring in more academia, students, journalists, financial analysts and business circles exactly the same way, they would now be able to access the official event details, announcements, policy statements and would have a better understanding of the bank and its operations in general.
Mr. Tariq Bajwa—the Governor SBP in his message hoped that the steady expansion in the communication means would assist the State Bank of Pakistan in keeping itself up-to-date with the modern and recent means of communication and interacting with stakeholders. He further added that the SBP communications would not only help in filling the information gap of its stakeholders but would also boost the reliability and understanding of its policies and would remove uncertainties in the best possible manner.
The followers could find the first exclusive interview of the Governor SBP—Tariq Bajwa, on the Facebook and Twitter pages of the bank on 23rd March 2018. During his interview, he shared interesting information regarding his personal and professional life alongside the details relating the future plans of the bank.
Mr Abid Qamar—Chief Spokesman in his statement said that the State Bank of Pakistan would always try to keep up with the needs of the modern means of communication and the introduction of the Facebook page is a small initiative taken in this regard.
He further mentioned that the bank would continue to communicate reliable details relating the stability of the financial institutions, macroeconomics basics and the conduct of policy introductions via Facebook account alongside spreading awareness on the issues of public interest to its audience worldwide.
It is vital to recall that the State Bank of Pakistan started its social media journey from Twitter by launching its account in 2015, July 1. The account is now a verified official account for SBP and could be found @StateBank_Pak.’.