Bank Alfalah Under Fire for Sexist Policies (feedproxy.google.com)
Bank Alfalah has been grilled on social media for what people called were the ‘sexist policies’ from one of Pakistan’s largest banks.As per details, Sabina Ahmed – a resident of Islamabad – was appalled and let down when she was denied cancellation of a Pay Order due to lack of ‘male witnesses.’Ms Ahmed expressed her anger in a tweet where she explained the whole story.Sabina Ahmad@sabina_ahmadWent to Bank Alfalah for cancelling a Pay Order. Was told to produce two witnesses for cancellation. Asked my mother to sign for a witness only to be told that only male admissible as witnesses... beyond appalled.1,6184:01 PM - Jan 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy795 people are talking about thisHer tweet went viral and people seemed to be concerned over the bank’s ‘irresponsible’ and ‘illegal demands.’ One of the Twitter users suggested that the operational and branch managers of the bank should be served show cause notices for this behavior.He also explained that there were no such prudential regulations from State Bank.Sabina Ahmad@sabina_ahmad · Jan 8, 2019Went to Bank Alfalah for cancelling a Pay Order. Was told to produce two witnesses for cancellation. Asked my mother to sign for a witness only to be told that only male admissible as witnesses... beyond appalled.HaiderZamanQureshi@HaiderZQureshiBranch Manager & Operations Manager need to be served show cause notice for making an illegal demand which is not mandated by State Bank of PakistanThere is absolutely no requirement in law or Prudential Regulation of SBP which requires 2 witnesses for cancellation of pay order174:16 PM - Jan 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee HaiderZamanQureshi's other TweetsAnother Twitterati, who faced a similar situation, shared her experience:Sabina Ahmad@sabina_ahmad · Jan 8, 2019Went to Bank Alfalah for cancelling a Pay Order. Was told to produce two witnesses for cancellation. Asked my mother to sign for a witness only to be told that only male admissible as witnesses... beyond appalled.Nuzhat Lotia@nuz05Went to get a stamp paper for an official declaration and asked for the process. He explained the process and told me to bring two witnesses and to ensure that they are both males!534:29 PM - Jan 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy31 people are talking about thisSome people raised a valid point that what if a female doesn’t have a male family member?Sabina Ahmad@sabina_ahmad · Jan 8, 2019Went to Bank Alfalah for cancelling a Pay Order. Was told to produce two witnesses for cancellation. Asked my mother to sign for a witness only to be told that only male admissible as witnesses... beyond appalled.Rubia Abrar ربیعہ@rubiaabrarWhattt !? Seriously!? what about women who have no male family members??? @BankAlfalah104:21 PM - Jan 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Rubia Abrar ربیعہ's other TweetsSabina Ahmad@sabina_ahmad · Jan 8, 2019Went to Bank Alfalah for cancelling a Pay Order. Was told to produce two witnesses for cancellation. Asked my mother to sign for a witness only to be told that only male admissible as witnesses... beyond appalled.Zoha Malik Sher@zohamaliksherWHAT DID I JUST READ ? Only male admissible ?36:15 PM - Jan 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Zoha Malik Sher's other TweetsAnother user nailed it by inquiring if the former State Bank Governor Shamshad Akhtar faced a similar situation?Sabina Ahmad@sabina_ahmad · Jan 8, 2019Replying to @nuz05 @ZarrarKhuhroI hear you..afia salam✔@afiasalamWonder if they asked the governor State Bank Shamshad akhtar to carry two make witnesses in tow when signing contracts.... Morons!767:54 PM - Jan 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy22 people are talking about thisSabina Ahmad@sabina_ahmad · Jan 8, 2019Went to Bank Alfalah for cancelling a Pay Order. Was told to produce two witnesses for cancellation. Asked my mother to sign for a witness only to be told that only male admissible as witnesses... beyond appalled.ᴇʀɢᴏᴘʜɪʟᴇ@RstyClinomaniacAsking for witnesses is compromising the privacy of personal information. Why should privacy be invaded for a financial matter that the banks are meant to handle in confidentiality. I am having hard time with MCB. I am asking them to show me in writing each policy that they cite.611:52 AM - Jan 9, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee ᴇʀɢᴏᴘʜɪʟᴇ's other TweetsSabina Ahmad@sabina_ahmad · Jan 8, 2019Went to Bank Alfalah for cancelling a Pay Order. Was told to produce two witnesses for cancellation. Asked my mother to sign for a witness only to be told that only male admissible as witnesses... beyond appalled.The Human Voice@YaAbalFazlThere is no need for any witnesses in matters of cash mutual immediate transactions such as in this case66:26 PM - Jan 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee The Human Voice's other TweetsWhile there were some people who felt that the bank was just following an Islamic law.Sabina Ahmad@sabina_ahmad · Jan 8, 2019Went to Bank Alfalah for cancelling a Pay Order. Was told to produce two witnesses for cancellation. Asked my mother to sign for a witness only to be told that only male admissible as witnesses... beyond appalled.Haider Rezvi@haider_rezvi84That's the law of the land!! From 1400 years women's witness is counted as Half124:25 PM - Jan 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Haider Rezvi's other TweetsASB@ahmad9998 · Jan 8, 2019Replying to @haider_rezvi84 and 2 othersExactly. Banks having nothing to do with it. It is Islamic law.Muhammad Badar Iqbal@MuhammadBadarI2Bank are not being run by Islamic Law; banks deal in interest, which is contrary to Islamic principles.184:50 PM - Jan 8, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Muhammad Badar Iqbal's other TweetsAccording to Sabeen, she has lodged a formal complaint but she has been told to wait for five working days before someone from the customer care addresses the issue. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); http://feeds.feedburner.com/Pakistan2Days