KARACHI  - Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Ashraf Wathra will inaugurate the 3rd Islamic Finance Conference and Exhibition (IFCE) on April 24 at a hotel here.

CEOs and presidents of different Islamic Banks will chair different sessions, said a statement on Wednesday. Prominent speakers at the event will highlight the prevailing boom and expansion of Islamic Banking globally and locally, its emerging potential and scope going forward.Chairing different sessions on various subjects, they will raise the issues and challenges of Islamic banking in the current scenario and suggest different solutions and ideas to address them in the local market.

The conference will be addressed by leading CEOs and Presidents of different banks including Siraj Uddin Aziz of Habib Metropolitan Bank, Hussain Lawai of Summit Bank, Irfan Siddique of Meezan Bank, Hasan Bilgrami of Bank Islami, Shafqaat Ahmed of Bank Albaraka.

President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries Amer Zaki, Director Islamic Banking SBP Saleem ullah Khan, Chairman Banking Committee Dr Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman Shan foundation, Adviser KCCI Atiq-ur-Rahman, Rizwan Atta.

Prominent Sharia scholars such as Mufti Rafi Usmani and Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman will also spoke to the participants.

Presidents of different chambers and trade bodies along with a large number of bankers will also attend the event.

The event is being held successfully for the third time and it has become a well-known programme in creating awareness among the public and assembling industry stakeholders at one platform for setting up future line-of-action.An expo will also be held on Islamic financial products, and services for promotion and awareness.

The event is supported by various research, educational, and training institutions for general public and two awareness sessions will be held on April 25.