The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi’s Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) has been actively working on the promotion and development of Islamic Finance. One of their focus areas is promoting innovation and research in the field of Islamic Finance focused on sustainable national and global economic development. In this regard, the IBA CEIF is organizing the World Islamic Finance Forum 2022 at a local hotel, Karachi, on May 30-31, 2022.

To launch this conference, a press conference was organized by the IBA CEIF at the IBA City Campus, Karachi which was attended by IBA Executive Director Dr. S Akbar Zaidi, Dr. Irum Saba, Associate Professor & Program Director, MS Islamic Banking and Finance, IBA and others.

Dr. Saba delivered the opening remarks, followed by Dr. Zaidi who appreciated the efforts of IBA CEIF as they play a foremost part to integrate academics with industry practices in the field of Islamic Finance.

Dr. Zaidi mentioned that more than 50 speakers from Malaysia, Qatar, UAE, USA, UK, France, Turkey, Bahrain and Pakistan will speak at the conference. According to Dr. Husain, WIFF 2022 will bring industry leaders, Shari’ah Scholars, policymakers, academicians and students together to provide solutions for the existing challenges faced by the Islamic Finance industry. He further referred to the International Credit Rating Agency Report by Moody’s which appreciated the efforts of the Islamic Finance industry reflecting 24% growth.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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