Pakistani governor calls for 'concerted effort' to promote Islamic banking

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The governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Yaseen Anwar, yesterday said that concerted efforts are required for enhancing the depth and breadth of the Islamic banking industry in a speech marking the launch of the Mass Media Campaign for Promotion of Islamic banking.

Anwar said: "Growing annually by more than 20%, the Islamic financial industry has spread beyond Muslim countries and is now operative in more than 75 countries with a network of 430 Islamic banks and financial institutions

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