Global Forum on Islamic Finance 2013

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CEO, Alhuda, a strategic partner for GFIF

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics joined hands with COMSATS Institute of Information Technology as strategic partner to organize Global Forum on Islamic Finance. Mr Zubair Mughal; the CEO of Alhuda gave a presentation to GFIF team on September 25, 2012. He delivered a talk on how to conduct a successful Islamic Finance event. He also discussed the importance of Islamic finance in the current global financial scenario.

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics is an established name in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance. It provides advisory and consultancy regarding Islamic Banking and Finance, Takaful and Islamic microfinance. It is also involved in education and training and has been conducting workshops and conferences all over the world with an objective to promote Islamic finance.

Akhuwat foundation, a strategic partner for GFIF

It gives us immense pleasure to inform that Akhuwat Foundation has joined hands with COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore as strategic partner to arranging Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF).

Akhuwat Foundation is providing interest free micro finance to the poor people of Pakistan so as to enhance their standard of living. Drawing on the principles of social justice and brotherhood, Akhuwat strives to alleviate poverty by creating a system based on mutual support in society.

An interaction with president and CEO of World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists

The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP) was formed to help Islamic donors and nonprofit groups and other Muslims around the globe to organize contributions to humanitarian causes. Dr Tariq Cheema, president and CEO of World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists interacted with the faculty of Management Sciences CIIT. He was given conference posters and has been invited to give a lecture at GFIF.

Pak-Qatar Takaful shows deep interest in GFIF

 Pak-Qatar General Takaful Ltd. shows deep interest in the conference by sponsoring the event of GFIF.

 Pak-Qatar Takaful is amongst the pioneers of Takaful in Pakistan and offers a comprehensive products’ portfolio for the national Takaful market. The Company is the recipient of several domestic and international awards and nominations.

A discussion between delegation from Dubai Islamic Bank and GFIF representatives

Three members delegate of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), including Mr. Waqas Shaukat Khan Assistant Vice President, have discussed with the GFIF representatives and shows great interest in this event.

Dubai Islamic Bank has the unique distinction of being the world’s first Islamic bank, a pioneering institution that has combined the best of traditional Islamic values with the technology and innovation.

Vice Chairman of Maxim Corporate Finance LLP, will be the keynote speaker at GFIF

Waheed Qaiser Vice Chairman of Maxim Corporate Finance LLP, will be the keynote speaker at GFIF. He will deliver a lecture on Islamic banking and finance. Mr. Waheed is a renowned conventional and Islamic banker and a management trainer in banking as well as he has extensive banking turn-around experience. He is a highly respected expert in investment banking, corporate finance and business management.

Mr. Akmal Hanuk, Chief Executive, IBFC, UK visited CIIT Lahore and assured full support for GFIF

Mr. Akmal Hanuk, Chief Executive at Islamic Banking and Finance Center (IBFC) – UK visited Department of Management Science at CIIT Lahore and assured full support for Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) to be held on March 11-13, 2013. IBFC is a dynamic and successful centre of excellence in UK, with an international reputation for delivering high quality training courses and research for the public and private organizations in the area of Islamic Banking and Finance.

Mr. Akmal Hanuk had a fruitful interaction with the GFIF team. He shed light on the aims and objectives of IBFC and discussed how Islamic banking and finance can be promoted globally.

Pak-Qatar Family and General Takaful Limited signs-in for GFIF

Pak-Qatar Takaful Group became the first Takaful Group in Pakistan when it started operations in 2007. Since then, by the grace of Allah, the company is progressively growing with a current credit rating of 'A' (Single A) having ‘Stable Outlook’ for Family Takaful and BBB+ (Stable Outlook) for General Takaful by JCR-VIS Credit Rating Co. Ltd. The company is registered with, and supervised by, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). An independent Shari’ah Advisory Board chaired by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani certifies all products and operations for Shari’ah compliance.

Pak-Qatar is the first dedicated Takaful Group in Pakistan starting with both Family and General Takaful operations. The paid-up capital of Pak-Qatar Family is in excess of Rs. 700 million whereas the paid-up capital of Pak-Qatar General is in excess of Rs. 300 million.

Pak-Qatar Family & General Takaful Ltd. is chaired by Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah al-Thani, member of Qatar’s Royal Family. The company’s vision of providing financial protection through Takaful to everyone is supported by some of the strongest financial institutions in the state of Qatar.

Pak-Qatar Family and General Takaful Limited is recipient of several domestic and international awards and nominations.