What are key factors for growth of Islamic banking Pakistan?

What are key factors for growth of Islamic banking Pakistan?

Population, time interval, return, and economic parameter, i.e., Gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate are an important consideration for development of Islamic banking and equity fund industry.

When was Islamic banking introduced in Pakistan?

The first Islamic commercial banking licence was issued in January 2002 and the first Islamic bank in the country commenced fully-fledged commercial banking operation from March 2002 (State Bank of Pakistan, 2008).

What is the history of Islamic banking in Pakistan?

The first, experimental, local Islamic bank was established in the late 1950s in a rural area of Pakistan which charged no interest on its lending. In 1963, the first modern Islamic bank on record was established in rural Egypt by economist Ahmad Elnaggar to appeal to people who lacked confidence in state-run banks.

How many Islamic banks are there in Pakistan in 2020?

22 Islamic banking institutions
At the end of December 2020, composition of Islamic banking industry remained same with 22 Islamic banking institutions comprising 5 full-fledged Islamic banks (IBs) and 17 conventional banks having standalone Islamic banking branches (IBBs).

What has driven the growth of Islamic banking?

In the UAE, Islamic banking penetration is expected to cross 25 per cent in coming years. One key factor driving the growth of the sector is a growing preference for Sharia-compliant products and services.

Does Islamic banking have an impact on the growth of Pakistan?

As Pakistan is a developing economy, every sector has to contribute into its economic growth. It has been found that the financial performance of Islamic banking industry has a very positive impact on the economic growth because Islamic banking is attracting majority of the banking consumers on the basis of religion.

Why is Islamic Banking important?

Islamic banking tends to create link with the real sectors of the economic system by using trade related activities. Since, the money is linked with the real assets therefore it contributes directly in the economic development. No Riba/interest: Islamic banks cannot involve in riba/interest related transactions.

Which is the biggest bank in Pakistan?

HBL, Pakistan’s largest bank, was the first commercial bank to be established in Pakistan in 1947. Over the years, HBL has grown its branch network and maintained its position as the largest private sector bank in Pakistan with over 1,650+ branches and 2,100+ ATMs globally, serving 23 million+ customers worldwide.

How does Islamic banks make profit?

Islamic finance is principally based on trading, therefore banks can profit from the buying and selling of Shari’ah-compliant goods and services. When customers deposit money, the banks select Shari’ah-compliant investments, then profits and risks are shared with the bank equally.

How is Islamic banking different from conventional banking?

In Islamic banking leasing, ownership remains with bank and risk and reward bear by the bank as owner of asset. In conventional banking, fixed rate of interest being given to depositors. In Islamic banking, profit are distributed out of profit earning by bank for the month as per decided weightages.

What is the current status of Islamic banking in Pakistan?

The assets of the Islamic banking industry increased to 4,269 billion Pakistani rupees ($27.50 billion), while deposits reached 3,389 billion rupees ($21.3 billion) by the end of December 2020. Financing of the Islamic banking industry has also grown by 16% during 2020.

How many Islamic banks are in Pakistan?

Till today, there are 5 full-fledged Islamic banks working in the country having 767 branches. 15 conventional banks are also providing Islamic banking services through their 451 branches throughout the country along with 96 sub-branches by Islamic and conventional banks.


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