May 5th, 2013
Dr. Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani, renowned Shariah scholar and Shariah Advisor of Meezan Bank addressed Meezan Bank’s employees and senior faculty members of University of Central Punjab (UCP) at UCP Auditorium, Lahore today. Dr. Imran Usmani is a highly respected figure in the Islamic banking circles and has served as Advisor / member of Shariah Boards of numerous leading local and international institutions.
The event was organized by Meezan Bank’s Learning and Development Department with the support of the Bank’s Product Development and Shariah Compliance (PDSC) department at one of the largest private universities of Punjab.
During his address, Dr. Imran Usmani spoke on the rationale behind Islamic banking and on the need to adopt simplicity in one’s life. He appreciated the efforts and contribution of the staff of Meezan Bank towards the establishment and success of Islamic banking in Pakistan. He further emphasized the need to play our role in making our economy a true Riba-free economy. He answered numerous questions of the participants about Islamic banking, Meezan Bank and the different Shariah-compliant products being offered by Meezan Bank. He emphasized that the system and products of Islamic banking promote equity and justice among the various sections of a society and Allah (swt) has blessed it with ‘Barkat’.
Mr. Ahmed Ali Siddiqui, Head of PDSC was also present at the occasion along with Mr. Ahmed Nauman Anees, Dy. Head, Learning and Development, Mr. Aasim Salim, Regional Manager, Lahore and Sahiwal as well as Area Managers, Branch Managers, and Lahore Region staff. Senior faculty members of UCP also attended the talk.
Mr. Ahmed Nauman Anees, Deputy Head of Learning at Meezan Bank announced that the Bank will shortly sign a Memorandum of Understanding with UCP, under which the Bank will provide them support for developing and launching a specialized program on MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance as well as introducing several Islamic banking related courses at the university.
Vote of thanks was given by Mr. Aasim Salim, Regional Manager, Lahore and Sahiwal region.