Recently Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited has got an award from
the Global Finance Magazine in USA. The bank has received this award for the
fifth time consecutively.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Islami
Bank . Abu Nasser Muhammad Abdus Zaher was in Washington to receive the
In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service, Mr Zaher
talks about the activities of his bank in Bangladesh. He says that
they are planning to open a branch of the Islami Bank in the USA.
About the present global financial crisis Mr
Zaher says he will not be able assess actually how much they would be affected
by this crisis worldwide but thinks that Bangladesh economy is a small economy
to be affected .
Mr Zaher also admitted that their bank accepted interest , quite contrary to the Shariah, from their deposits in other banks . He,however,said that this interest money is spent on the welfare of people.