LAHORE (PR) – COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) in collaboration with the Lancaster University, UK has arranged first Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) 2013 at a local hotel. The theme of the forum was Global Forum on Islamic Finance: New Realities and New Challenges. The Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology was the chief guest of the event.

The Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology in his inaugural address said that he is glad to see that CIIT has successfully gathered so many distinguished academics, researchers and strategic partners and leaders of the Islamic banking and financial services industry and related institutions not only from within Pakistan but also from around the world.

He said that he is confident that this forum will help gaining knowledge and wisdom to develop and promote the Islamic financial system as an inter-mediatry process that will contribute to overall wealth creation, economic growth and development.