LAHORE (PR) – The world’s first portal for Islamic Investment Products launched in Karachi yesterday.  Khabeer Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd. takes the lead not only in the Muslim World but also world-wide by introducing a financial planning service and tools for those seeking to invest in Shariah Compliant investment products offered by Mutual Funds, Islamic Banks, Islamic Windows of conventional banks and Takaful companies.
The launch ceremony was held at a local hotel and was attended by a large number of CEO’s and senior officials of Asset Management Companies / Mutual Funds, Islamic Banks and Takaful companies.  The industry experts opined that it was perhaps the largest gathering of such professionals in a long time.  Notable attendees included Mr. Imtiaz Haider, Commissioner Securities Market Division, SECP; Mr. Shaharyar Ahmad, MD, Pak Kuwait Investment Company; Mr. Arif Habib, Chairman, Arif Habib Group; Mr. Tahir Ahmed, MD, Jubilee General Insurance; Mr. Mohsin Nathani, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank; Mr. Mohammed Shoaib, CEO, Al-Meezan Investment; Mr. M. Nasir Ali Syed, CEO, Pak-Qatar Family Takaful; Mr. Rashid Mansur, CEO, JS Investments; and many others.
Arif Habib, whose company is also an investor in Khabeer, said that he was very excited about the portal and its potential for promoting investments in Pakistan.  He also commented on the potential of the portal to mobilize the savings of overseas Pakistanis who hold the potential of nearly US$ 20 billion in investment per annum.  The Chairman of Khabeer, Dr. Junaid Ahmad, a well known entrepreneur, commented that was the first portal of its kind in the world. Khabeer plans to promote the portal through the web, social media, seminars, exhibitions, print and electronic media and in time will also make versions of its portal available in Urdu & other national languages and through mobile phones.