The Center of Islamic Finance, established by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore is organizing the 6th Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) on March 13 & 14, 2018 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan. The theme for GFIF 2018 is “Islamic Finance – Building Sustainable Future”. It provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and academician to present and discuss the most recent innovations and trends as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance. Read More ...

The recent global financial crisis and the hardships it imposed on many people have raised many questions about the stability and sustainability of the conventional financial system. There are calls for alternative systems that could serve the long-term interests of average citizens around the world while adding value to the real economy. Many observers believe that the Islamic financial system can provide such an alternative, making significant contributions to the sustainable development of global financial markets. Islamic financial sector has the potential to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

GFIF History:

GFIF 2017
The Present and Future
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GFIF 2016
Value Creation and Impact
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GFIF 2015
A Viabale Financial Alternative
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GFIF 2014
Developments and the Way Forward
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GFIF 2013
New Realities New Challenges
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أَهُمْ يَقْسِمُونَ رَحْمَتَ رَبِّكَ  نَحْنُ قَسَمْنَا بَيْنَهُم مَّعِيشَتَهُمْ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا  وَرَفَعْنَا بَعْضَهُمْ فَوْقَ بَعْضٍ دَرَجَاتٍ لِّيَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُهُم بَعْضًا سُخْرِيًّا  وَرَحْمَتُ رَبِّكَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ

Is it they who would portion out the Mercy of your Lord? It is We Who portion out between them their livelihood in this world, and we raised some of them above others in ranks, so that some may employ others in their work. But the Mercy (Paradise) of your Lord (O Muhammad SAW) is better than the (wealth of this world) which they amass.

Al-Quran 43:32



Better understanding and application of Islamic finance in the light of contemporary needs


Solutions according to principles and spirit of Islamic Finance


Platform for Islamic banking professionals to build network under a global umbrella


Standardization of Shariah principles that would lead to harmonization of the capital markets  industry


Creating a liaison between academica, entrepreneurs and industry professionals


Day One – March 13, 2018

09:00 –10:00

Arrival of Participants

10:00 – 10:05

Recitation of the Holy Quran

10:05 – 10:10

Welcome Address

10:10 – 10:30

Keynote Address

10:30 – 10:40

Address of Chief Guest

10:40 – 10:50

Vote of Thanks

10:50 – 11:00

Souvenir Exchange

11:00 – 11:15

Refreshments and Networking

11:15 - 12:15

Session I –A, Policy Roundtable Meeting

11:15 – 13:05

Session I –B

13:05 –14:00

Prayer Break followed by Lunch and Networking

14:00 – 15:50

Session II – A, Halal Lifestyle

14:00 – 15:50

Session II – B

15:50 – 16:05

Prayers Break Followed by Refreshments & Networking

16:05 – 17:15

Session III– A, Workshop on Fintech

16:05 – 17:15

Session III– B, 6th Meeting of CIF Advisory Board


Gala Dinner

Day Two – March 14, 2018

09:00 – 10:50

Session I – A

09:00 – 10:50

Session I –B

10:50 – 11:05

Refreshments & Networking

11:05 – 12:55

Session II – A

11:05 – 12:55

Session II – B, Halal Lifestyle

12:55 – 14:00

Prayers Break Followed by Lunch & Networking

14:00 – 15:30

Session III – A

14:00 – 15:30

Session III – B

15:30 - 15:45

Prayers Break Followed by Refreshments & Networking

15:45 – 16:35

Panel Discussion

16:55- 17:05

Conference Report

17:05- 17:20

Souvenirs Exchange


Vote of Thanks

Key Dates

Full Length Paper SubmissionDecember 30, 2017
Abstract of Talk with Presentation by PractitionersDecember 30, 2017
Final Registration by Participants / Practitioners / AudienceJanuary 29, 2018

GFIF Committees

Executive Management:

Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar (T.I or Tamgha-i-Imtiaz)Rector, CIITConvener
Prof. Dr. Qaisar AbbasDirector, CIIT LahoreMember

Advisory Committee:

Prof. Dr. Khalid RaizDean FBA, CIIT Member
Prof. Dr. Farzand Ali JanChairperson MS, CIIT Attock Member
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi Head CIF Member
Dr. Imran Haider Naqvi Sr. Manager HR, CIIT Lahore Member
Ms. Zainab NaveedAssistant Professor, CIF Convener GFIF

GFIF Secretariat:

Ms. Zainab NaveedAssistant Professor, CIF Convener GFIF
Mr. Ghulam AbbasRA, CIF Incharge Secretariat
Ms. Gulnaz AltafAssistant, CIF Secretary Program
Mr. Muhammad SaleemCO, CIF Secretary Arrangement
Mr. Abdul Qayyum LDC, CIF Member



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