With the name of Allah Almighty, most merciful, most compassionate
2017 was a inexhaustible year for IIFC Group. We are on track to deliver financial services to our valued clients through our IIFCs around Afghanistan to improve their livelihood. We aim at reaching more vulnerable people around Afghanistan. Indeed, during the year, we saw our hard work result in the achievement of several milestones to position IIFC Group and IIFCs for the future. These milestones represent noteworthy progress in building our dream for what exist.
Even though security posed so many challenges and threats to disrupt the pace of our operation in some of the provinces, we as a group did not lose optimism. Indeed, we fought all the challenges bravely to reach our targeted goals.
For instance, I can with great certainty say that the situation in the north of Afghanistan had been deteriorating, but IIFCs in the region played significant role to keep on the continued efforts to fight and maintain their sustainability.
I believe that by the dint of our hard work and struggle, we will be able to have the same determination to serve people around Afghanistan.
As far as 2018 is concerned, we hope that the security concerns will decline and we will be able to operate well and even better than the year passed. Moreover, we plan to expand our operation to areas where poverty poses great impact on the livelihoods of people.
As a Group, I am confident that we are in the right businesses: businesses that power the future, providing solutions that are essential to support the Afghanistan's development. Our prospects as a group are bright. We have a supple and balanced portfolio of businesses, strong capabilities and a good position in some of the Afghanistan's fastest growing institutions.
Much of the credit for IIFC Group and IIFCs' success is due to our dedicated employees. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your hard work, passion, and the part that you have played in our Group's success. I look forward to your continued support as, together, we take IIFC Group into 2018.
let me also take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and prosperous Year
Bashir Mohammad Khan