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  • US updates travel advisory for Pakistan

    The US State Department on Wednesday updated its travel advisory for Pakistan and advised US nationals against all non-essential travel to the country...

    "Pakistan continues to experience significant terrorist violence, including sectarian attacks
  • Pakistan updates guidance for Islamic banks' external audits

    Pakistan's central bank has updated guidance on sharia governance for Islamic finance institutions, expanding the scope of external audits to help mitigate conflicts of interest and increase transparency...

    There are growing calls across the Islamic finance industry to strengthen the certification process of Islamic banks and their products to improve the consumer appeal of the sector
  • Apple admits to introducing software updates that slow down older iPhone models

    Amid a slew of complaints about reduced battery life in older iPhone models, Apple in a rare statement admitted that the company has introduced software updates in older models in order to optimise battery performance, CNN reported on Friday...

    Apple issued an official statement earlier this week after users accused the company of introducing software updates that cause phones to slow down as a ploy to get people to buy the new...

  • US updates threat assessment for Pakistan, other countries

    WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Wednesday issued four new levels of threat assessments for its citizens — from normal precautions to no travel — but kept Pakistan in the third category of ‘reconsider travel’...

    Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) are placed in the “do not travel” category due to terrorism
  • SBP updates effective exchange rate series

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) revised the Net Effective Exchange Rate (NEER) and Real Effective Exchange Rate (REER) series using the updated trade weights and new countries, the central bank said in a press release issued on Thursday...

    The SBP updated the series by using extensive dataset provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Microsoft updates terms on data privacy amid EU probe

    Microsoft said on Monday that it was updating the privacy provisions of its commercial cloud contracts after European regulators found its deals with European Union institutions failed to protect data in line with the bloc's law...

    The EDPS, the EU's data watchdog, opened an investigation in April to assess whether Microsoft's contracts with the European Commission and other EU institutions met data protection rules
  • Schools to remain closed, mosques to stay open — Govt provides updates on strategy against Covid-19

    Following a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Covid-19, members of the federal government — including Asad Umar, Zafar Mirza, Firdous Ashiq Awan and Noorul Haq Qadri — along with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) chief shared updates on key decisions taken during today's huddle...

    Key updates:Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that today was the fifth...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

  • Murder, rape convict executed in Hyderabad

    A man convicted of rape and murder was executed early Tuesday morning at the Hyderabad Central Prison...

    This is the first execution to take place in Hyderabad since 2015, when two death-row prisoners convicted for the 1998 hijacking of a PIA Fokker were executed in Karachi and Hyderabad jails...

  • Anti-drugs rally held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A rally against drugs was taken out by a number of students of public and private schools and colleges along with scores of police officials on Thursday...

    According to a Hyderabad police spokesperson, district police launched the anti-drug campaign from Nov 17 to 23 in collaboration with the Crime and Human Rights Cell set up at Hyderabad SSP office...

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