Askari Bank Declared PCI-DSS Compliant by GRC360, UK


Askari Bank Limited has been declared PCI-DSS compliant by GRC360, UK, an international audit firm operating in Pakistan and several international markets since 2011 under license from the Payment Card Industry-Security Standards Council, USA.

Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is a standard created jointly by the six global card schemes: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Japan Credit Bureau and China Union Pay. Its purpose is to enhance payment account data security by driving effective implementation. Askari Bank’s compliance applies to processing and storage of debit card transactions.

Mr. Atif Riaz Bokhari, President & CE, Askari Bank, Mr. Jawad Khalid Mirza, Chief Information Security Officer, Askari Bank, Mr. Kamran Meer, PCI-QSA/PCI-3DSA and Mr. Kashif Sohail, PCI-QSA on behalf of GRC360, UK, attended the press announcement call.

Mr. Atif Riaz Bokhari, President & CE, Askari Bank, said, “By achieving PCI-DSS compliance, Askari Bank re-affirms its commitment to the data security and peace of mind for cardholders transacting with the Bank, as well as the overall protection of Askari Bank against cyber threats.”

Mr. Kamran Meer of GRC360 UK said, “The management and staff of Askari Bank stand to be congratulated on this milestone achievement, having obtained compliance with the latest version of the international card data security standard thereby demonstrating resolve to keep the bank’s digital security at the optimum level as per the requirements of the global card schemes and to meet local regulatory mandates for payment card security with the help of Information Security Team of Askari Bank.”

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