News & Event Archive
September 05, 2019
Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) organized a seminar on “Shariah Principles on Halal Food Ingredients” for the participants of Halal Auditor Course on September 05, 2019 at CUI, Lahore Campus.
September 19, 2019
Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) organized a seminar on “Mastering Halal Audit Documentation & Audit Control Points” for the participants of Halal Auditor Course on September 19, 2019 at CUI, Lahore Campus.
October 23, 2019
Mufti Hassan Usmani (Shariah Trainer, CIF) delivered a lecture on “Issues and Challenges of Halal Food Industry” at International Symposium on “Halal Accreditation; Adding Value to Lifestyle and Economic Success" held on October 23, 2019.
Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) arranged the Certificate in Islamic Finance & Takaful for the participants of FWU AG Pakistan Branch from October 26, 2019 to November 16, 2019)
October 31, 2019
A delegation of COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) visited the HeBei Normal University china from October 27-31, 2019 and participated in The 1st “Belt and Road” International Finance symposium” sponsored by the HeBei Normal University China)
November 07, 2019
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF) visited the Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC), Karachi and had a meeting with Dr. Sikandar Malik, Director - Human Resource at (PSPC) on November 07, 2019.
Nov 06, 2019
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF) participated as a panelist in Panel Discussion titled “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Islamic Banks in the Perspective of Establishing Islamic Micro and Medium Enterprises & Providing Financing Opportunities to Unbanked Population of the Country” in 3rd International Conference on Islamic Banking & Finance (ICIBF) 2019” at Institute of Business Management (IoBM) Karachi, Pakistan on November 06-07, 2019.
Nov 16, 2019
Certificate distribution ceremony of Certificate Course in Islamic Finance and Takaful was held on November 16, 2019 at CUI, Lahore Campus.
Nov 26, 2019
Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) organized a seminar on “Halal Food Supply Chain in Pakistan (Issues and Challenges)” on November 26, 2019 at CUI, Lahore Campus.
December 09, 2019
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF) Presented a research paper titled “Shariah Governance Framework for IBIs: A Critical Analysis” at IBA Karachi in Islamic Finance Conference on December 09, 2019.
December 18, 2019
A delegation of CUI, Lahore Campus including respectable Director Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas and Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head, CIF) visited the Banking Industry in Karachi on December 17-18, 2019 and have meetings with CEOs of Banks to invite for the 8th Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) 2020 on March 25-26, 2020
December 19, 2019
Certificate distribution ceremony of Halal Auditor course was held on December 19, 2019 at CUI, Lahore Campus.
December 26, 2019
First class of course titled “Certified Shariah Experts in Islamic Finance” was held on December 26, 2019.
January 06, 2020
CIF published the annual report 2018-19 and Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF) Presented annual report 2018-19 of Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) to respectable Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas, Director CUI Lahore Campus on January 06, 2019.
January 08, 2020
Mr. Shaikh Raashed Rauf (Group Head IBG) and Mr. A. J. Karimi (Group Head IB-Ops) Allied Bank Limited visited the Lahore Campus on January 08, 2020 and had a meeting with respectable Director (Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas) and Head CIF (Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi)
January 10, 2020
Al Baraka Bank Limited confirmed the sponsorship of Rs 1000,000 for 8th Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) 2020.
January 15, 2020
CIF published COMSATS Journal of Islamic Finance (CJIF) Volume 4(2), 2019 on January 15, 2019.
January 29, 2020
Members of Mosque Committee of CUI, Lahore Campus visited the Sajid Flour Mills (Pvt) Limited and Lahore Carpet Manufacturing Co) on January 29, 2020 and had a meeting with CEOs for donation for the Extension of Mosque.
February 13, 2020
Meeting regarding CIF activities and 8th Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) 2020 and 4th Islamic Finance Excellence (IFEA) with respectable Director CUI, Lahore Campus was held on February 13, 2020 at admin block meeting room. Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head, CIF) and Ms. Zainab Naveed gave detail presentations.
March 03, 2020
State Bank of Pakistan confirmed the sponsorship of Rs 200,000 for 8th Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) 2020.
March 06, 2020
Meezan Bank Limited confirmed the sponsorship of Rs 150,000 for 8th Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) 2020.
March 06, 2020
BankIslami Pakistan Limited confirmed the sponsorship of Rs 150,000 for 8th Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) 2020.
March 12, 2020
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbas (Head CIF) chaired a session on “Economic Empowerment through Islamic Social Finance” on March 12, 2020 in UMT Lahore during 5th Global Forum on Islamic Economics, Finance and Banking (IEFB).
March 19, 2020
Certified Islamic Finance Experts Course completed on March 19, 2020.
April 07, 2020
CIF conducted online workshop titled “Principle of Zakat” on April 7, 2020 through Zoom Cloud.
April 11, 2020
CIF conducted online training course titled “Halal Auditor Course” from April 11-24, 2020 through Zoom Cloud.
May 05, 2020
COMSATS Journal of Islamic Finance (CJIF) has been recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) as a “Y” category journal on May 05, 2020.
May 21, 2020
CIF conducted online workshop titled “Shariha Audit for IFIs in Pakistan on May 21, 2020 through Zoom Cloud.
June 04, 2020
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF), attend online meeting with International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE) –IIU Malaysia for the collaboration with CIF- CUI Lahore Campus on June 04, 2020.
June 07, 2020
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF) published article titled “Lethal delays in managing the pandemic” on 07 June 2020 in The Nation News Paper. Link of article (https://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2020-06-07/page-6)
June 16, 2020
Head CIF (Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi) attended the virtual discussion session on “Islamic Microfinance Product Development during COVID-19” with Al-Khidmat Foundation and Islamic Microfinance Network (IMFN) on June 16, 2020 through Zoom Cloud meeting.
June 22, 2020
CIF organized an online workshop titled “Halal Products Verification Mechanism” on June 22, 2020 through Zoom Cloud meeting.
June 26, 2020
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF, CUI Lahore) & Dr. Razaq Raj, (Leeds Beckett University, UK) authored a book titled “Principles of Islamic Ethics for Contemporary Workplaces”. The e-book was published by IGI Global USA on June 26, 2020
July 19, 2020
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF) & Dr. Rafi Amir-Ud-Din (AP Department of Economics) published an article titled “Transformative aspect of Eid-ul-Azha” on 19 July 2020 in The News Paper. Link of article (https://www.thenews.com.pk/tns/detail/688133-transformative-aspect-of-eid-ul-azha)
July 23, 2020
CIF organized an online open House Session on Islamic Finance for 6th Semester Students of BS (BA) in collaboration with Department of Management Sciences on July 23, 2020. A renowned trainer, Mr. Ahmad Ali Siddiqui Director (CEIF) IBA Karachi, SEVP and Head Product Development and Shariah Compliance Meezan Bank Limited delivered the lecture.
August 05, 2020
CIF published COMSATS journal of Islamic Finance Volume 5(1), 2020 on August 05, 2020.
August 10, 2020
CIF organized an online awareness session on “Career Prospects for Islamic Finance Graduates” on August 10, 2020. Dr Ali Raza Nemati, Head of Training and Talent Management Unit-HR and Assistant Director Max Strategy at Riphah Group delivered the lecture.
August 28, 2020
CIF organized Webinar Titled “Shariah Compliant Stock Market Investments" on August 28, 2020. Mr. Farhan ul Haq Usmani, Head Shariha Audit, Meezan Bank Limited delivered the lecture.
August 30, 2020
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF) article published in Frontier Post titled “Inconsistent national priorities” on August 30, 2020. Article available on following link: https://thefrontierpost.com/inconsistent-national-priorities/
September 11, 2020
CIF organized Webinar Titled “Consumer Awareness on Halal Food" on September 11, 2020. Mr. Atiq-ur-Rehaman, Deputy Director General, Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) delivered the lecture.
September 24, 2020
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbsi (Head CIF) participated in a seminar on “Future Education hosted by Think Pakistan” at Halley College of Commerce September 24, 2020.
September 25, 2020
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbsi (Head CIF) attend the meeting of Departmental Tenure Review Committee (DTRC) of Institute of Business & Management, University Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore on September 25, 2020 through Zoom Cloud application.
September 25, 2020
Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head CIF) published article in Pakistan Today News paper titled “Tragic Response to Abrogated Statehood of Jammu and Kashmir” on September 25, 2020. Article available on following link: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2020/09/24/tragic-response-to-abrogated-statehood-of-jammu-and-kashmir/
October 05, 2020
Green Crescent Environmental Engineering Consultants (GCEEC) officials visited the Chemical Engineering Department labs, Physics Department labs and IRCBM labs of CUI Lahore Campus and had meeting with Mufti Hassan Ashraf Usamani, Shariah Trainer CIF on October 05, 2020 for the establishment of Halal testing labs at CUI Lahore Campus.