LAHORE (PPI) - Global Finance magazine has awarded Meezan Bank with the Best Islamic Financial Institution in Pakistan at its Annual Awards for the Worlds Best Islamic Financial Institutions 2010. The winners were judged on the basis of contributing to the growth of Islamic financing and successfully meeting customers needs for Shariah-compliant products and creating the foundation for continued fast growth in the future. All selections were made by the editors of Global Finance, after extensive consultations with bankers, corporate finance executives and analysts throughout the world. Other factors that were considered included growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development and innovation in products. Subjective criteria included opinions of equity analysts, banking consultants and others involved in the industry. The mix of these factors yields leading banks that may not be the largest, oldest or the most diversified in a given country, but rather the best - the banks with which customers around the world would most likely want to do business. Meezan Bank offers a complete range of Islamic products and services including car leasing and home mortgages. The Banks retail banking network is supported by 24/7 banking services - these include over 170 ATMs, Internet Banking and a 24-hour Call Center. The Bank has recently launched its VISA Debit card that allows its customers to shop at more than 30 million merchants worldwide and withdraw funds from their accounts from more than 1.4 million ATMs worldwide.