CDNS secures Rs40b in Islamic finance bonds

ISLAMABAD-The Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has secured Rs40 billion in Islamic finance bonds in the second quarter of the current Fiscal Year 2023-24. The National Savings has issued Islamic bonds for the promotion of the Islamic finance system, which will help the development of the Islamic economy in the country, a senior official of the Directorate of National Savings told media here on Monday.
Replying to another question, he said the CDNS had collected an investment of Rs16 billion in July 2023-24 through Islamic investment bonds. He added that the directorate had set a target of Rs75 billion for the new financial year 2023-24 for Islamic finance bonds. Replying to another question, he said the CDNS aimed to introduce new dimensions in the Islamic finance sector.
He informed that CDNS had achieved the set target of Rs60 billion in the fiscal year (2022-23) for Islamic investment to introduce the new products in the market. “Islamic finance has a very important role in the global financial sector at this time, and a large part of the economy of many major countries currently includes Islamic finance,” he added. The senior official of CDNS said that work was being done on institutional reforms in CDNS and new reforms and innovations were being introduced. “Islamic finance has a very important role in the global financial sector at this time, and a large part of the economy of many major countries currently includes Islamic finance,” he added.
Given the current market trend in the country, the ambitious target had been set to further improve the savings culture, he said. Replying to a question, he said CDNS had achieved a target of Rs715 billion in fresh bonds in the current fiscal year, from July 1 to November 30. The CDNS surpassed the annual target and achieved the target of Rs1.6 trillion in fresh bonds in the current fiscal year.

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