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PROSPECTS OF ISLAMIC BANKING: REFLECTIONS FROM PAKISTAN

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Author(s): Muhammad Akram | Mamoona Rafique | Hassan Mobeen Alam

Journal: Australian Journal of Business and Management Research
ISSN 1839-0846

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 125;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Islamic banking | Pakistan | Riba | Musharaka | Modaraba | Performance

ABSTRACT
This study examines the growth and development phases as well as prospects of Islamic banking in Pakistan. The role of Islamic banking is explained with special regards to corporate social responsibility (CSR) as now days this concept is growing vastly. Awareness in public also has been growing and people are moving towards Islamic banking system. As we live in a Muslim country so it is very essential to have some basic knowledge about the Islamic banking. In this paper growth and performance of Islamic banking is discussed and compared among the financial years from 2003 to 2010 in terms of growth parameters like assets, deposits, sources and uses of funds. The performance indicators are also discussed to evaluate the growth and performance of Islamic banking system. In the last eight years, Islamic banking paved with the rapid market share of banking services. Moreover the efforts made by the central bank in Pakistan (SBP) are also remarkable in growth of Islamic banking. By seeing the present growth of Islamic banking, it is anticipated that in near future, Islamic banking with get major share in banking industry in Pakistan.

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