Pakistani ex-Bureaucrat, Islamic Economist and author of several books, Akram Khan explained challenges faced by the discipline of Islamic Economics and its future prospects while answering our questions during his visit to IKAM this month. He explained his mixed feelings about the existing issues yet expressed his optimism for the future of this field. He particularly acknowledged the contributions made by Research Centre of Islamic Economics (IKAM) towards Islamic Economics Discipline. While answering our questions, he urged young scholars to benefit from the multifarious opportunities IKAM offers for enhancement of knowledge, research and training standards among learners.
Mr. Muhammad Akram Khan, took post-graduate degrees from Pakistan (1966) and UK (1967) and joined Department of the Auditor General of Pakistan where he rose to the position of Deputy Auditor General (1999-2002).He has published 15 books and 46 research papers on various aspects of auditing and public finance. He has published 20 books, 55 research papers and about 100 book reviews on various aspects of Islamic economics. His seminal work ‘What is Wrong with Islamic Economics: Analysing the Present State and Future Agenda’ was published by Edward Elgar (UK &USA) in 2013.