LAHORE - The Global Islamic Microfinance Forum on Islamic Microfinance is going to be held in UAE on Dec 8, in which delegates of more than 30 countries are expected. The purpose of Forum is to introduce Islamic Microfinance in the global canvas as an effective tool for poverty alleviation and social development, to set its standards, to develop Islamic Microfinance internationally and to have dialogue with international donor/development agencies for sustainable development. Two days specialised workshop is being arranged after the forum in which Shari’ah standards and marketing strategies of Islamic Microfinance will be discussed. It should be noted that this forum is being jointly arranged by AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) and Akhuwat. Akhuwat is a Pakistan based institute which has been distributed Rs2.5 billion amongst 177,000 families via Islamic Microfinance.Executive Director of Akhuwat, Amjad Saqib said that through this Forum, Islamic Microfinance will be introduced as a sustainable system around the world so that Islamic Microfinance could be properly utilised in order to take the world out of the darkness of poverty.