KARACHI: Habib Bank (HBL) after-tax-profit rose by 25 per cent to Rs16.9 billion during the first half of 2015 from Rs13.54bn in the same period last year, which escalated its earnings per share to Rs11.53.

The profit-before-tax for the period under review rose to Rs29.5bn, much higher compared to Rs20.8bn earned in the same period last year, while its net interest income increased to Rs38.3bn from Rs30.9bn. The board also declared a dividend of Rs3.5 per share for the quarter.

The banks second quarter earnings declined by 21pc to Rs7.47bn.

National Bank of Pakistan: The bank posted profit-after-tax (unconsolidated earnings) at Rs7.5bn in first half of 2015 compared to Rs8.1bn earned in the same period last year, a decline of 7.4pc.

Its profit-before-tax rose by 23.77pc to Rs15.1bn compared to Rs12.2bn in the same period of previous year, while its net interest income increased by 23.07pc to Rs24bn compared to Rs19.5bn.

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