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A delegation of Dubai Islamic Bank meets Finance Minister

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A delegation of Dubai Islamic Bank meets Finance Minister

A four member delegation of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) led by its President/CEO Mr. Junaid Ahmad called on Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at the Finance Ministry this morning.

The Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar while talking to Mr. Junaid Ahmad said that the government is committed to increase the Foreign Exchange Reserves of the country to double digits by March and US $16 billion by the end of the current year. In this connection several International Financial Institutions and International Banks were now approaching the government which is a testimony of the confidence they have in the economic policies of the present government.
A delegation of Dubai Islamic Bank meets Finance Minister

The Finance Minister said that the government is keen to promote Islamic Banking in the country and has recently constituted a Steering Committee to fast track the of promotion of Islamic Banking in the country.

The Finance Minister expressed the hope that the Government of Pakistan and DIB will work closely to achieve the fundamental objective of promoting Islamic Banking besides increasing cooperation between them to facilitate trade and investment in Pakistan.

During the meeting Mr. Junaid Ahmad expressed the desire that DIB is keen to work closely with the Government of Pakistan particularly in the promotion of Islamic Banking in the country.

Mr. Junaid Ahmad informed the Finance Minister that DIB is one of the pioneers of Islamic Banking and has worked with various countries in advisory capacity to help them carry out transactions in Islamic mode.

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) he said was eagerly looking to play a role in the disinvestment of Public Sector Entities and was ready to offer its financial and technical support to assist the Government of Pakistan in the upcoming disinvestment of Public Sector Entities.

The issue of floating Sukuk Bonds and provision of trade facility to Pakistan also came under discussion.

The Chairman Privatization Mr. Mohammad Zubair, Deputy Governor State Bank Mr. Ashraf Wathra, Secretary Finance Dr. Waqar Masood, Advisor to Finance Division Rana Asad Amin and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance were also present on the occasion.

Sanie Khan

Sanie Khan holds a deep knowledge of the financial markets in Pakistan. Based in Karachi, he has over 20 years of hands-on management experience in financial technologies and managing operations in the financial sector. He was the General Manager at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) for 17 years. He along-with senior members of Exchange

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