End to Sukuk Freeze Spurs Pakistan Fund Buying: Islamic Finance

Pakistan’s largest Shariah funds plan to bid for the 80 billion rupees of Islamic debt the government will offer in coming weeks after a 14-month suspension of sales.
Pakistan is selling the debt as the nation’s Islamic banking assets increased an average 30 percent in the past four years. Investors might prefer securities due in a year or less after record floods in August pushed up prices of goods and forced the central bank to raise its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in 17 months, according to Al Meezan and NBP Fullerton.