Islamabad: 06 July: First two-day Islamic Economics and Finance Research Symposium for Graduate Students started at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Tuesday. Jointly organized by International Institute of Islamic Economics (IIIE) and Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank Jeddah, the seminar was inaugurated by Gulzar Ahmad Khwaja, Director General (AF&P), IIUI. Speaking on the occasion, Gulzar Ahmad Khwaja said that research makes a sense but unfortunately we do not have very profound research culture in Pakistan. However, he assured full support from the University for such activities in future to benefit the students especially fresh researchers.
Addressing on the occasion, Dr. Abd elrahman Elzahi Saaid Ali, IRTI, Islamic Development Bank Jeddah, Saudi Arabia said Islamic Banking and Finance have contributed to the development of world economic and Islamic banking has also expanded globally.
Dr. Munawar Iqbal, Former-Chief, Islamic Banking, IRTI, Jeddah, highlighted the importance of research and Islamic Banking and Finance. In this regard, he lauded the role of the International Institute of Islamic Economics, IIUI.
Earlier in his welcome address, Prof. Dr. Asad Zaman, Director General, IIIE, IIUI, said that the symposium will provide a platform for coming together of the Islamic economics graduate students of universities from within and outside Pakistan to discuss the achievements, challenges, and future potential regarding research projects, research frontiers and know how in the field of Islamic economics and finance. He said this activity will encourage our students to undertake research activities which is extremely the need of this time because global financial system is in deep crisis and we need to have alternatives. The symposium will lead the students to provide solution not only for Muslim Ummah but for the humanity at large.
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