International Seminar on Islamic Banking and
Mar 13 - 26, 2000
The Banking Department, Hamdard University organized a one-day
International Seminar on Islamic Banking & Taxation in an interest- free environment
at Hotel Marriott recently.
The Seminar was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Aqeel Ahmed Al Jassem,
Secretary General, Islamic Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Replying to the welcome
address by Dr. Manzoor Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, he eulogized the efforts of the Hamdard
University in organizing this timely discussion on this important subject. He paid rich
tributes to the late Hakim Mohammad Said for his service to Humanity specially in the
field of Health & Education & noted with satisfaction that Hamdard University was
playing an important role in disseminating knowledge.
Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Governor, State Bank of Pakistan who was Chief
Guest at the Seminar exhorted the Bankers, Financial experts and Economists present on the
occasion to come up with innovative products and appreciated the initiative of the Banking
Department, Hamdard University for taking this important initiative. The Seminar was
attended by a large number of Presidents & Senior Executives from Banks, DFIs, Leasing
Cos., Domestic & International Corporation, Representatives of the Federation of
Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry & Karachi Stock Exchange. Delegates from
Lahore, Islamabad, Sialkot, Gujranwla, Hyderabad & Karachi participated. Mrs. Laura
Susi Gamba from Finland and a representative of SAARC also participated.
Eminent Speakers included Mr. Najamul Islam Chaudhry, Senior Partner,
A. F. Ferguson & Co., Mr. Ibrahim Sidat of Arther Anderson (Member Islamization
Commission of Pakistan), Mr. Z. H. Jafri, Secretary General, Income Tax Bar Association,
Mr. Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi, Managing Director, Pak-Libya Holding Company Ltd., Barrister
Mahmood Y. Mandviwala, Senior Executives of Almeezan Bank & Al-Baraka Bank & Dr.
Ahsanul Hasan Khan, Chairman Department of Banking, Hamdard University.
In his Presidential address, the Chancellor Justice ® Ajmal Mian
thanked the Chief Guest Dr. Ishrat Hussain for sparing his valuable time &
enlightening the audience with his valuable ideas. He also appreciated the efforts of the
Chairman Department of Banking for organizing this international level seminar.