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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • 79 bank branches to be set up in Balochistan

    QUETTA: Commercial banks would set up 79 branches across Balochistan, while a soft scheme would be launched for skilled women in the province, Governor State Bank of Pakistan Ashraf Mehmood Wathra said on Tuesday...

    Addressing a press conference at the end of his two-day visit to Quetta, he said that after receiving a feasibility report on the proposed Balochistan Bank, the SBP would take steps to materialise the proposal...

  • Faysal Bank to open over 100 branches

    DUBAI: Bahrain-based Ithmaar Bank plans to add more than 100 branches in Pakistan this year through its subsidiary Faysal Bank, to capitalise on the country’s low penetration rate of banking services, a senior executive said...

    Ithmaar Bank owns 66 per cent of Faysal Bank, whose contribution to the Islamic retail bank’s overall balance sheet would likely grow to more than half as a result of the expansion, Ithmaar Deputy Chief...

  • Slowdown in Askari Bank’s core earnings

    IN a first sign that the continued monetary easing seems to be having some impact on the banking sector’s earnings, Askari Bank Ltd reported a drop in its interest income for the third quarter of the year...

    Most banks, particularly the larger ones, are said to have locked in higher yields on their Pakistan Investment Bond (PIB) holdings by stacking up bonds of higher maturities, thus shielding their interest incomes from the...

  • Banks asked to dedicate one-fifth of branches to agri-lending

    QUETTA: The Agricultural Credit Advisory Committee (ACAC) has proposed that banks should dedicate at least 20 per cent of total branches to agri-lending, according to a press release on Saturday...

    A meeting of the ACAC, which is a national-level consultative committee for setting annual targets for agricultural loans and their monitoring, took place in Quetta on Friday under the chairmanship of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor...

  • FBR, NBP branches to remain open today

    ISLAMABAD: All field offices of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) would remain open today (May 30) for collecting duties and taxes...

    FBR in coordination with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and NBP has made special arrangements for collection of duties and taxes on Saturday, as May 31 (Sunday) being a public holiday, according to a FBR statement on Friday...

  • Altaf calls PTI, JI ‘branches of Taliban, Al Qaeda’

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has called the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Jamaat-i-Islami ‘bran­ches of the Taliban and Al Qaeda’ and predicted a massive defeat for his party’s rivals in the NA-246 by-election on April 23...

    “I assure every segment of the society and the international community that Pakistan will be a true democratic state under the MQM government,” he said...

  • NBP branches to remain open till late evening today

    KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has announced that on Monday all its branches in the country will remain open till late in the evening, and will even arrange iftari for customers banking around that time...

    The bank also issued a statement that disputed a news report captioned “People suffer as NBP online computer system breaks down”, which was published in Dawn on Sunday...

  • NBP taking Covid-19 measures at all branches

    KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has said that it is taking Covid-19 precautionary measures and social distancing initiatives at all branches...

    In a press release issued on Friday, the bank said that in order to serve its customers during these challenging times, all branches have taken all necessary measures possible...

  • Dr Hasan Askari — a profile

    LAHORE: Professor Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi is a renowned political scientist and military analyst, currently working as professor emeritus of political science at the Punjab University...

    A former visiting professor of Pakistan Studies at the Columbia University from 1996 to 1999, Prof Askari has also served as Allama Iqbal Professor at Heidelberg University, Germany, from 1988 to 1991...

  • PML-N, ANP draw the flak for objecting to Askari’s posting

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Awami National Party (ANP) have expressed their concern over the appointment of political analyst Dr Hasan Askari (suggested by the PTI) as caretaker Punjab chief minister, whereas the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) are content with the posting and demand that everyone move on to the next stage of elections...

    Former prime minister Shahid...

  • Dr Hasan Askari takes oath as Punjab caretaker CM

    Professor Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi took oath as the Punjab caretaker chief minister in a ceremony held in Lahore on Friday...

    Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana administered oath to Dr Askari, whose name for the provincial caretaker role was finalised by the Election Commission of Pakistan...

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