A meeting of the Board of Directors of The Bank of Punjab was held on August27, 2020 to consider and approve the un-audited Financial Statements for the six months period ended June 30, 2020. While reviewing the Bank’s performance for first six months of the year 2020, the Board appreciated the efforts of Bank’s management and staff for ensuring provision of banking services to clients under very tough operating environment resulted from COVID-19 pandemic. The Board expressed its satisfaction on Bank’s overall financial performance in prevalent economic situation. During the 2nd quarter of the year 2020, economic depression created by COVID-19 pandemic started taking its toll. However, owing to better return from investments, the Bank was able to minimize the adverse impact and substantial capital gains accrued on books of the Bank.Net Interest Margin (NIM) remained at Rs. 11.5 billion as against Rs. 13.1 billion during corresponding period last year. However, Non-Markup/ Interest Income increased to Rs. 6.9 billion as against Rs. 1.8 billion showing a substantial increase of 283%. During 1st half of the year, pre-provision profit improved to Rs. 9.8 billion as against Rs. 8.0 billion during corresponding period last year thereby registering a rise of 23%.