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Mufti Muhammad Sarfaraz Nihal

Visiting Faculty Islamic Finance & Economics

mufti.sarfaraz@ksbl.edu.pk
Mufti Muhammad Sarfaraz Nihal

Mufti Muhammad Sarfaraz Nihal is the visiting faculty of Islamic Finance & Economics at KSBL. Mufti Muhammad Sarfraz Nihal has almost nine years’ experience in the area of Shariah Audit, Shariah Compliance and Product Development & Shariah structuring with prestigious institutions such as Al Baraka Bank Pakistan Ltd. (Formerly Emirates Global Islamic Bank Bank), Faysal islamic Bank, Bank Al Habib Ltd.(IBD) & Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Ltd. Currently he is associated with Standard Chartered Bank as Resident Shariah Board Member, overseeing the overall business of Sadiq (Islamic Brand) in Pakistan.

In his academia experience, Mufti Sarfaraz Nehal has taught “Fundamentals of Islamic Banking Operations FIBO & IBCC Program” at National Institute of Banking & Finance, State Bank of Pakistan as External Trainer. He also conducted “Shariah Standards to ACSS Course (Certified Shariah Advisor & Auditor Certification) ” at Institute of Business Administration, Centre for excellence in Islamic Finance (IBA CEIF). He also has provided his services in Karachi University as external trainer / instructor for the Shariah Commercial Jurisprudence & Law of Contracts to MS (Islamic Banking & Finance) and Risk Management in IFIs Products to MS (Islamic Banking & Finance) courses.

Mufti Muhammad Sarfraz Nihal has almost nine years’ experience in the area of Shariah Audit, Shariah Compliance and Product Development & Shariah structuring with prestigious institutions such as Al Baraka Bank Pakistan Ltd. (Formerly Emirates Global Islamic Bank Bank), Faysal islamic Bank, Bank Al Habib Ltd.(IBD) & Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Ltd. Currently he is associated with Standard Chartered Bank as Resident Shariah Board Member, overseeing the overall business of Sadiq (Islamic Brand) in Pakistan.

He possesses both contemporary, Conventional as well as religious academic qualifications.He has obtained the specialization (in Islamic Jurisprudence & Fatwa) & Shadatatul Aalamia (Darse Nizami) from Wifaqul Madardis Pakistan respectively. Moreover, he holds MPhil (Economics) & M.Sc. from University of Karachi. He also holds a Master degree in Arabic & Islamic Studies from University of Karachi along with the PGD in Islamic banking & Finance from CIE.

Education

Ph.D.(Islamic Finance) 2016-present University of Karachi
M Phil.(Economics) 2015 University of Karachi
MA.(Arabic/Islamic Studies) 2013 University of Karachi
M.Sc.(Economics) 2006 University of Karachi
B.Sc.(Math’s, Stats. & Economics) 2002 University of Karachi
F.Sc.(Pre-Engineering) 1999 DJ Govt. Science College
Specialization in Islamic Jurisprudence (Takhassus-fil Fiqh-il-islami) (Mufti) 2010 Jamia Farooqia Karachi
Shahadat-ul-Aalamiyah (Aalim) 2007 Jamia Farooqia, Wifaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan

Professional Trainings
PGD – Islamic Banking & Finance    2007      Centre of Islamic Economics (3.85 CGPA)
CPT (Certified Professional trainer)   2019      Finance Accreditation Agency Malaysia

2014 – 2018

Chief Economist,
Ministry of Planning, Development &
Reform, Government of Pakistan

2014

Policy Advisor
Ministry of Planning, Development &
Reform, Government of Pakistan.

2012- 2014

Associate Dean/ Faculty Member
KSBL

2011- 2012

Assistant Professor
Suleman Dawood School of Business,
Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

2008 – 2011

Adjunct Faculty Member
SKEMA Business School, France.

2005- 2011

Lecturer
Department of Economics
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

2003 – 2005

Assistant Director/ Inspecting Officer
Banking Inspection Department
State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan.

1999- 2003

Lecturer
Department of Economics
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Details of Keynote Speeches, Panelist and Chair

  • Panel discussion on “The road to naya Pakistan is throng with pitfalls” AERC Annual International Conference, Serena Hotel, Islamabad, 19-20 November, 2019
  • Panel discussion on “Leveraging Karachi for CPEC” at 5th Deans and Directors Conference, organized by NBEC, Higher Education Commission, Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi, 5-6 February 2018.
  • Keynote Speech as Head of Pakistan’s delegation “Investment Climate of Pakistan” at OBOR Seminar, China Development Bank, Beijing, 18 April 2017.
  • Keynote address “CPEC and Financial Integration” at International Forum on Unlocking Islamic Finance Potential” at Center for Excellence of Islamic Finance, IBA Karachi, 17 January, 2017.
  • Keynote on “CPEC: Rationale & Socioeconomics” at The Julis – Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance, 19 October 2016, Princeton University, USA.
  • Chaired Panel discussion on “Economic and Institutional Landscape” at Regional Conference on Risks and Solutions: Adaptation Frameworks for Water Resources Planning, Development and Management in South Asia, 12-13 July 2016, Hilton Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Panel discussion on “Pakistan and Climate Change” at Regional Exchange – Budgeting for Climate Change: A Collaborative Approach for Effectiveness, 4-5 April 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Panel discussion on “Productivity led growth and Development” at 31st PIDE-PSDE International Conference – Effective Strategies for Transformational Growth, 17-19 December 2015, the Marriot Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Keynote on “Directions for Economic Reforms” at 4th International Conference – National Evaluation Capacities for Development, 26-30 October 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Chaired technical session on “Rural Pakistan: Entrepreneurship, Land and Political Economy” at 30th PIDE-PSDE International Conference – Poverty, Inequality and Economic Growth, 2-4 December 2014, Pak China Center Islamabad, Pakistan.

Publications

Peer Reviewed International Conferences
Research Grants