British bank celebrates 150 years in Pakistan! Well..well..

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Bangalore, July 10: The British High Commission hosted a programme recently in Islamabad to celebrate the Standard Chartered Bank's 150th anniversary of operations in Pakistan. One fifty years in Pakistan? What is the age of Pakistan as a country?

Well, 2013 minus 1947 makes it 66. Standard Chartered opened its branch in Karachi in 1853 but does that justify 150 years of working in Pakistan when the country itself was founded in 1947?

Nevertheless, putting all logic at rest, we may turn our focus over the programme which was organised to mark the occasion. According to Lahore-based Daily Times, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson, Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited CEO Mohsin Ali Nathani along with Standard Chartered Group CEO Peter Sands and other top officials and dignitaries were present on the occasion to celebrate the milestone and the bank's enduring connections with Pakistan.

However, before concluding, if Pakistan is 150-year-old, how old is India? A food for thought.

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