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Islamabad introduces guidelines for shopkeepers during lockdown

Those who fail to follow them will be punished

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March 25, 2020


SC forms committee to prepare legal guidelines for retrieval of money from abroad

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday formed a three-member committee to prepare Terms of Reference (TORs) that could help the government to recover money smuggled out of the country and deposited in foreign countries’ accounts. According to details, the committee will be headed by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa and comprising…

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February 15, 2018


US issues blood-donating guidelines to combat Zika

WASHINGTON: US health officials on Tuesday issued new guidelines for donating blood aimed at avoiding the contamination of the country’s blood supplies with the Zika virus. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recommended that anyone returning from a region in which the virus is being transmitted or showing signs of a possible infection wait four…

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February 18, 2016


SBP issues guidelines for opening ‘Asaan’ accounts

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday issued guidelines for the general public for opening of ‘Asaan’ accounts as part of its efforts to develop an inclusive financial system. In a statement issued today, the central bank said these low-risk Asaan accounts can be opened with simplified due diligence and with minimum of Rs100…

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June 23, 2015


Facebook clarifies guidelines on acceptable posts

WASHINGTON: Facebook on Monday updated its “community standards” guidelines, giving users more clarity on acceptable posts relating to nudity, violence, hate speech and other contentious topics. The world's biggest social network said it does not allow a presence from groups advocating “terrorist activity, organized criminal activity or promoting hate.” The new guidelines say Facebook will…

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March 16, 2015


SBP revises microfinance credit guarantee facility guidelines

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Wednesday issued revised Microfinance Credit Guarantee Facility (MCGF) Guidelines offering higher risk coverage of up to 60% to commercial banks, development finance institutions (DFIs) for lending to smaller microfinance banks (MFBs)/microfinance institutions (MFIs). The facility is expected to graduate smaller MFBs/MFIs to avail credit lines from commercial banks/DFIs for…

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January 28, 2015


Adults who follow exercise guidelines still gain weight

NEW YORK: For people who want to avoid packing on extra pounds, a new study suggests going above and beyond commonly cited exercise guidelines. “Current recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 60 minutes of vigorous exercise per week might not be sufficient to prevent long-term weight gain,” lead researcher Trine Moholdt told Reuters…

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May 9, 2014


Pakistan readies risk management guidelines for modarabas

KARACHI:  Pakistan regulators will introduce risk management guidelines for modarabas later this year, part of efforts to jump-start the equity-like financing format that remains a tiny part of the country's Islamic finance sector. Modarabas are a form of Islamic investment partnership where assets are managed on behalf of clients, with income and expenses shared under…

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May 6, 2014


Pakistan to set guidelines for warehouse receipt financing

KARACHI: Pakistan's central bank has set up a working group to draft guidelines for warehouse receipt financing, to help develop a market for physical commodity trades and boost efficiency in the country's agricultural sector. The working group is chaired by central bank deputy governor Saeed Ahmad and comprises both commercial and Islamic banks as well…

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April 3, 2014


Al Qaeda leader urges restraint in first 'guidelines for jihad'

LONDON: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has issued his first specific guidelines for jihad, urging restraint in attacking other Muslim sects and non-Muslims and in starting conflicts in countries where jihadis might find a safe base to promote their ideas.The document, published by the SITE monitoring service, provides a rare look at al Qaeda's strategy…

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September 17, 2013


Candidates can’t seek votes in the name of religion: ECP guidelines

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued new guidelines for peaceful conduct of upcoming general elections under which a candidate could not seek votes in the name of religion or sect, SAMAA reported.Forced eviction of voters from polling stations will be considered a crime, the ECP said.Under the new guidelines‚ the ECP…

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April 14, 2013


Policy guidelines on CNG usage readied: Dr. Asim

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr. Asim Hussain said the government has thrashed out a policy guideline on the usage of the compressed natural gas (CNG), SAMAA reports Tuesday.Talking to media after addressing Annual Technical Conference 2012, he said the owners of CNG stations are wailing for their own…

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December 4, 2012


NATO supplies on hold until cabinet guidelines: Pakistan

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the US have multi-faceted relations and the country wants to embark on new journey of new ties with the US in the light of the parliamentary recommendations, says the Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani on Thursday.Addressing a joint press conference flanked with US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Marc…

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April 26, 2012


Leaders urge investment for poor, new guidelines

DOHA: Leaders and officials attending the third World Investment Forum on Saturday called for channeling more investments to poor nations and for introducing regulatory guidelines to help foster investments.”The structure of world investments and its distribution has not witnessed a fundamental change after the global financial crisis,” Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki told the forum, which…

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April 21, 2012


WHO issues guidelines for contested breast implants

PARIS: The World Health Organisation (WHO) intervened for the first time in the roiling global scandal over faulty breast implants, urging women with the devices to seek medical advice if they have any concerns. “Persons with PIP or M-Implant prostheses should consult their doctor or surgeon if they suspect rupture, have pain or inflammation or…

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January 19, 2012


Eid al-Adha: Sindh govt prepares guidelines to collect sacrificial hides

Staff Report KARACHI: The Sindh Home Department is preparing guidelines for welfare and religious organizations to collect skins of sacrificial animals during Eid al-Adha. Under the new guidelines, collection of skins of sacrificial animals without prior permission will be banned. Section 144 will be imposed in Karachi to maintain order during the Eid holidays. According…

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October 26, 2011


PCB forms anti-corruption committee on ICC's guidelines

Staff Report LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has constituted a seven-member committee to remove corruption from the game, in line with instructions given by the International Cricket Council (ICC). PCB chief Ijaz Butt will head the committee which will have authority to take immediate action against any player or official found to be involved…

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October 22, 2010


SBP issues instructions, guidelines for Shariah compliance in Islamic Banking Institutions

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has decided to revise clause 1 (vi) of Appendix A to Annexure I of IBD Circular 2 of 2008 , regarding the Essentials of Islamic Modes of Financing (Murabaha) with a view to facilitate the Islamic Financial Industry. According to a circular issued here on Saturday said that now…

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November 15, 2008

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