Askari Bank Limited and Bookme Tickets (Private) Limited (Bookme), a leading Pakistani e-ticketing platform for transport and entertainment, have announced that they have signed an agreement to offer digital ticketing services to Askari Bank customers across Pakistan.
This partnership aims to establish convenient and efficient e-ticketing services for Askari Bank’s customers with a primary focus on youth.
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Asim Bashir – Country Head Digital Banking – Askari Bank, Mr. Faizan Aslam – Founder & CEO – Bookme.pk, Mr. Usman Ashraf – COO Bookme.pk and Mr. Omer Afzal – SVP/Head New Initiatives – Askari Bank along with senior executives from both organizations.
This partnership will allow Askari Bank’s customers to buy online tickets from bus transport service providers, movie theaters and events through Bookme’s online ticketing platform. The customers will log in to their internet/mobile banking portal, purchase bus, cinema & events tickets, instantly pay for tickets from their Askari Bank accounts & credit cards and receive e-tickets instantly.
“We are glad to have collaboration with Bookme.pk for further enabling our customers and bringing e-ticketing experience at a click. The arrangement has a primary focus to meet the requirements of youth with regards to travel & event tickets. We look forward to be a contributing member in the growing e-commerce industry,” said Asim Bashir, Country Head – Digital Banking. Askari Bank Limited.
“We are seeing a rapid shift towards a digital economy and we are trying to constantly innovate to meet our customers’ needs in this evolving digital age. We are delighted to partner with Askari Bank to further disrupt the e-ticketing space in Pakistan & provide a great online ticketing experience to their customer base,” said Faizan Aslam – CEO, Bookme.
Bookme partners with commuter bus operators, cinema houses and event organizers to digitize their seat maps, ticketing and cash collections through its popular mobile apps (iOS, Android) and web-based platform. From a consumer perspective, Bookme creates convenience and efficiency for end-users with the ability to instantly purchase tickets from their mobile phones, bringing organization to an otherwise chaotic travel and entertainment market.
Bookme is among the largest e-commerce platforms in the country, in terms of digital transaction flow, as it is completely cashless and has already integrated with major payment platforms in Pakistan to include: JazzCash, EasyPaisa, HBL, Alfalah and FonePay. The company is also in deep integration with other payment platforms to ensure a seamless checkout experience for end-users.