M. Fahim Khan holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Statistics from Punjab University, Pakistan, M.A and Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, USA. He has been  related with  the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) since 1988 serving at different  positions like Head Research Division, Head Training Division and Chief, Islamic Economics, Cooperation and Development Division.  He has also performed for a  year as Director, IRTI.  Before participating  to IRTI, he has worked in various teaching, research and executive positions in the Ministry of Planning, Government of Pakistan;  International Islamic University, Pakistan;  King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia; Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan and Islamic Foundation in the United Kingdom (UK).  He has held the position of Deputy Chief, Ministry of Planning and he was Professor of Economics and Director School of Economics in International Islamic University.  He was a visiting scholar at Quaid-e-Azam University, King Abdulaziz University and Islamic Foundation.  He has been on deputation for a  year to the State  Bank of Pakistan (the central bank of the country) as Advisor on Transformation of the Financial System (to conform to Shari’ah).

He has been  currently working as a Chairman of Riphah Center of Islamic Business, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

He has densely and largely worked in following areas during his professional career:

1.         Economic Development,

2.         Foreign Trade and International Economics,

3.         Money and Banking,

4.         Investment and Financial Analysis,

5.         International Labour Migration,

6.         Islamic Economics and Finance,

7.         Statistics,

8.         Econometrics.

At the Ministry of Planning, he has been directing the applications related to developing econometric models for macro economic planning and forecasting besides conducting research relating to macro economic policy issues.

M. Fahim Khan has 10 books and monographs on Islamic economics, banking and finance in his name published in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and UK.  In addition, he has over  11 publications in criticising journals and more than 20 other works in various books of readings and proceedings of seminars and conferences published in different Countries.   These are besides the Research Reports and Policy Papers published for official use while serving in the Ministry of Planning in Pakistan.

A list of his major publications along with abstracts of those published by IRTI can be seen in the Annexure.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics; member of International Board of Islamic Economic Review (UK), member of the Board of Governors (Academic Group), Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (UK).  He has also been the member of the Commission in Transformation of Financial System in Pakistan.  He has introduced numerous papers in various International Conferences and Seminars.  He also received grants from international institutions for a research project on international labour migration and for another project on international trade channels and payments procedures.  He has received grant from national institutions also for demographic research.

He advised, supervised, and examined numerous Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.Sc. theses written in universities in Pakistan, the UK, Australia, Malaysia, and Nigeria.  He has also analyzed articles for different criticizing international papers in economic and finance.


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