Meezan Bank to conduct Commodity Murabaha at PMEX

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Amanullah Khan

Karachi

Meezan Bank Shariah Supervisory Board SSB has approved guidelines for developing a local Commodity Murabaha platform at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange while ensuring that all the requirements for a Shariah-compliant genuine sale transaction are met. The guidelines shall facilitate real sale and purchase of commodities in the ready market while ensuring that a proper delivery mechanism is in place. This shall further enable PMEX customers to avail physical delivery easily.
The 30th meeting of Meezan Bank’s Shariah Supervisory Board (SSB) was recently held at DarulUloom, Karachi, under the Chairmanship of Justice (Retd.) Muhammad Taqi Usmani. The SSB has approved guidelines for developing a local Commodity Murabaha platform at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange while ensuring that all the requirements for a Shariah-compliant genuine sale transaction are met.
The guidelines shall facilitate real sale and purchase of commodities in the ready market while ensuring that a proper delivery mechanism is in place. This shall further enable PMEX customers to avail physical delivery easily. The SSB also carefully reviewed and discussed various solutions for solving excess liquidity situation for Islamic banks and evaluated the working procedures of three major international commodity Murabaha platforms including Bursa Malaysia, DMCC Dubai and London Metal Exchange used by International Islamic banks for managing their excess liquidity.