August 5th, 2010
Meezan Bank received the award for the ‘Best Islamic Bank in Pakistan’ by Islamic Finance News of REDmoney Group, Malaysia in a ceremony held at the State Bank of Pakistan today as part of a workshop on Islamic Finance organized by Islamic Finance News. President & CEO of Meezan Bank, Mr. Irfan Siddiqui accepted the award for Meezan Bank.
The Islamic Finance News Awards aims to commend key industry players who have done their part in promoting Islamic finance across the Asian region.
The one-day workshop, on ‘Expanding the Realms of Islamic Finance’ was aimed to highlight the current state of Islamic Finance and to examine the market trends, challenges and further opportunities for Islamic financial markets in Pakistan. The workshop is part of a Roadshow organized by the REDmoney group that is visiting 16 cities across Asia, the Middle East, North America and Europe. Following this event the Roadshow will also travel to Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom.
Meezan Bank has received a number of international and local accolades for its services, including ‘Best Islamic Financial Institution in Pakistan’ for 2010 and 2009 by Global Finance Magazine, New York, ‘Best Islamic Bank in Pakistan’ for 2009 by Asia Money Magazine, Hong Kong and ‘Islamic Bank of the Year’ for 2009 award by CFA Association of Pakistan.