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  • Islamic loan books shift towards profit-sharing in Pakistan, Indonesia

    DUBAI: The make-up of Islamic banks’ loan books is changing in Pakistan and Indonesia with the growing use of profit-sharing contracts that could help Islamic finance win more customers in the two largest Muslim-majority countries...

    Over the past year Pakistan and Indonesia have stepped up efforts to develop their Islamic finance sectors, with regulators and religious scholars addressing criticism that the industry often merely...

  • Shaping histories: The most influential books in Pakistan

    The books listed and reviewed below, all authored by Pakistanis, went on to construct socio-political narratives of large sections of Pakistan’s polity, and also abetted in the shaping of policies of the various governments since the inception of the country in August 1947...

    Abul Aala Mawdudi (1932)[English translation: Towards Understanding Islam (1959)]Pakistan emerged as a Muslim-majority state in 1947...

  • Malik returns in style, Younis in record books as Pakistan take charge

    ABU DHABI: Shoaib Malik hit a fighting hundred to cap an impressive return to Test cricket after five years as he led Pakistan’s charge in the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday...

    Malik was unbeaten on 124 for his third Test hundred — his first against England — to guide Pakistan to 286-4 at close on the opening day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium...

  • If Pakistan shuns the term ‘Ancient India’ in its history books, is it entirely to blame?

    A few months ago, I visited a newly-opened museum in Lahore that, along with sections on Partition and the contemporary history of Pakistan, also included an exhibit on its ancient and pre-colonial history...

    It was titled “Ancient Pakistan” and included references to the Indus Valley civilisation, the Mauryan Empire, the Kushan dynasty and even the Khalsa Empire of Ranjit Singh...

  • India could squeeze business to balance books

    NEW DELHI: India’s finance minister wants to present a credible budget this month with realistic targets for tax revenues and asset sales, people involved in the process say, but businesses may end up picking up much of the tab...

    Arun Jaitley is staring at a big revenue shortfall as India again misses an unrealistic target for raising cash from selling off state assets, while sliding commodity prices and exports have dented revenues
  • Books by Haqqi, wife launched

    KARACHI: Two Urdu books, Nawa-i-Saaz Shikan, a collection of ghazals by the late Shanul Haq Haqqi, and Shaheedan-i-Wafa Ka Khun Baha Kia by Salma Haqqi, were launched at the Arts Council on Friday evening...

  • INTERVIEW: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

    Alexi gives readers, wherever they are, access to the books that the world’s most admired writers and cultural figures are pulling most eagerly off their own shelves...

    Byatt and Peter Carey and other great writers such as John le Carré, Kamila Shamsie, Bret Easton Ellis, Ali Smith and Mohsin Hamid have all contributed to Alexi and are joined by many others in recommending books that have inspired them and inspire them still...

  • BOOKS IN BRIEF

    In Conversation with Legends: History in Session Khurram SohailTranslated from the original Urdu by Afrah Jamal, this collection of interviews includes renowned names on Pakistan’s cultural scene, including Mehdi Hasan, Rahat Kazmi, Sania Saeed, Shaan Shahid and more...

    Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, September 10th, 2017...

  • Sindh drafts law to regulate registration of papers, printing presses, books

    KARACHI: With the concurrent list abolished in the wake of the adoption of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the Sindh government has drafted a law to regulate registration of newspapers, news agencies, printing presses and books that on paper appears to be tougher than the existing laws...

    The law — Sindh Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Registration Act, 2017 — has reportedly been given a nod by the chief minister...

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