IBA CEIF successfully conducted an online workshop with HEC Sindh and State Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 on Strategic Roadmap of Islamic Finance, an Overview & its Curriculum Development. The online session was conducted for major public and private sector Universities of Sindh.

During the workshop Ms. Bushra Shafiq, Joint Director, Islamic Banking Department (IBD) & Mr. Umair Ahmed, Senior Joint Director of State Bank of Pakistan highlighted the importance of Islamic Finance as part of National Financial Inclusion Strategy for Pakistan and stressed that academic institutions need to play a positive role by creating awareness of Islamic finance among the students.

Mr. Ahmed Ali Siddiqui, Director IBA CEIF lead the workshop and gave an overview of local and international landscape of Islamic Finance, its brief history and achievements. He further elaborated on how curriculum of Islamic Finance can be / has been developed and offered support from IBA CEIF platform in development of curriculum for graduates and undergraduate business students.

The session was attended by a number of senior officials from HEC Sindh, State Bank of Pakistan and academic representatives & faculty members of public and private sector universities from Sindh.

Mr. Javed Ahmed, Academic Director HEC Sindh concluded the session and appreciated the leading role of IBA CEIF and SBP in promotion of Islamic finance in Pakistan.

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