Dawood Islamic Bank Limited (DIBL)

Unicorn invests further Rs1bn in Dawood Islamic Bank

Dawood Islamic Bank Limited (DIBL) has received Rs1 billion (US$12.9 million) investment from Bahrain-based Unicorn Investment Bank Limited. Unicorn already had a 22.2% equity stake in DIBL prior to the current investment. Unicorn Managing Director Aamir Khan said that the decision to invest in Dawood Islamic Bank is based on excellent opportunities that are available in the Islamic banking sector of Pakistan. DIBL Chairman Rafique Dawood said the investment by Unicorn would further boost the bank's ability to provide support to trade and industry through its various Riba-free banking products. DIBL has a network of 21 branches spread over the major cities of Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Sialkot, Iqbalabad and Joharabad.

Islamic International Rating Agency (IIRA) maintains Shari'a Quality Rating of AA (SQR) for Dawood Islamic Bank Limited (DIBL)

Islamic International Rating Agency has maintained Shari'a Quality Rating of AA (SQR) for Dawood Islamic Bank Ltd. The rating reflects IIRA's opinion that the DIBL confirms to very high standards of Shari'a requirements in all aspects of Shari'a quality analysis.
The rating is supported by the fact that Dawood Islamic Bank Ltd (DIBL) has an effective Shari'ah Supervisory Structure consisting of a Shari'ah Supervisory Committee (SSC) and is headed by a well known and highly respected Shari'a scholar Professor Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman.

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