Meezan Bank, Pakistans first and largest Islamic Bank and Institute of Bankers, Pakistan (IBP), jointly organized a public awareness seminar on the Concepts of Islamic Banking at IBPs auditorium. Objective of the seminar was to increase awareness and address the key misconceptions and doubts about Islamic banking among the general public.
The seminar was attended by more than 150 participants, which included professionals from both the banking and non-banking sectors as well as students from various universities. Speaker at the seminar was Mr. Farhan Usmani, Unit Head, Shariah Audit and Islamic Financial Advisory Services at Meezan Bank. He briefed the audience about the concepts and application of modern day Islamic banking and also clarified the common misconceptions prevalent about Islamic banking.
The Seminar concluded with a detailed discussion and question / answer session in which Mr. Farhan Usmani, Mr. Abdullah Masood (Meezan Bank) and Shaikh Mohammad Asif (Meezan Bank) answered numerous queries regarding the differences between conventional and Islamic banking. The seminar was greatly appreciated by the participants who requested that more such sessions to be organized.
Meezan Bank is the 8th largest bank in Pakistan and provides a complete range of Islamic banking products and services through a retail banking network of 431 branches in 117 cities, supported by a countrywide network of over 360 ATMs, Visa debit cards, a 24/7 Call Center and internet banking facility.
Meezan Bank has been consistently recognized as the Best Islamic Bank in Pakistan by numerous local and international institutions over the last several years, including Islamic Finance News – Malaysia, Global Finance magazine, New York, Asset AAA – Hong Kong and CFA Association – Pakistan.