HAMDARD UNIVERSITY

International Seminar on Islamic Banking and Taxation

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.