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  • 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...

    The ACAC proposed that the availability of agri credit officers in agri lending branches should be ensured...

  • FBR, NBP branches to remain open today

    It said that the SBP has directed settlement/clearing of FBR transactions on month-end as follows:The NBP branches (A, B and C) will settle their transactions on same day (May 30) with respective SBP-BSC offices for which a special clearing will be arranged at 03:00pm by NIFT and NBP will settle the transactions with SBP-BSC by 9:00pm...

  • 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...

    Addressing a huge rally on Liaquatabad flyover on Saturday, the MQM chief said the people of Karachi had already rejected the pro-Taliban forces and they would vote for his ‘progressive,...
  • 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...

    It said the bank’s branches remained open till 8pm on June 29 and until midnight on June 30...

  • 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...

    “We are planning to be over 500 branches this coming year and are aggressive in this,” al-Mutawa said in an interview...

  • Iceland, Czechs secure Euro 2016 berths, Wales wait

    PARIS: Iceland made footballing history on Sunday as they qualified for a major tournament finals for the first time, joining the Czech Republic in securing their berth at Euro 2016...

    Iceland only needed a point to secure one of the top two places in Group A, and captain Aron Gunnarsson of Cardiff City was sent off in the 89th minute just before celebrations erupted on the final whistle...

  • England crashes out as Iceland stuns in one of greatest ever shocks

    NICE: England were dealt a humiliating 2-1 defeat by minnows Iceland on Monday as Roy Hodgson's side crashed out of Euro 2016 in one of the most stunning upsets in the history of the game...

    It ranked alongside their 1-0 loss to the part-timers of the United States at the 1950 World Cup and sent Iceland, appearing at their first major tournament, into a glamour quarter-final with hosts France...

  • Iceland’s new PM sworn in

    REYKJAVIK: Iceland’s new Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson was sworn in on Thursday after his predecessor resigned over the Panama Papers scandal...

    Johannsson, the unpopular former fisheries and agriculture minister, takes over from Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and is set to take Iceland into legislative elections expected in the autumn...

  • Food now delivered by a drone in Iceland

    In the past you may have summoned the pizza delivery guy, but in Reykjavik, Iceland — a city divided by inlets and waterways — traditional delivery by vehicle isn’t necessarily the quickest way to satisfy your cravings...

    Flytrex was recently granted permission by the civil aviation authority in Iceland to make commercial drone flights...

  • Iceland’s scandal-hit PM wins re-election

    REYKJAVIK: Iceland’s con­s­ervative prime minister won a snap election despite a string of scandals, final results confirmed on Sunday, but it remained unclear whether he could form a viable coalition...

    He has also been accused of wrongdoing during Iceland’s financial collapse in 2008...

  • Wales, Iceland move closer to Euro 2016, Italy held

    LONDON: Wales and Iceland both moved closer to qualifying for the 2016 European Championship on Friday, while the game between Croatia and Italy was overshadowed by a swastika symbol that had been etched onto the pitch...

    Iceland are trying to qualify for its first ever tournament and came from a goal down to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 and take over the lead in Group ‘A’...

  • Iceland PM calls for second snap election in less than a year as government falls

    Iceland's prime minister on Friday called for a second snap election in less than a year after a party quit the coalition government because he hid his father's involvement in seeking a clean record for a convicted paedophile...

    Iceland Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson said he preferred the election to be held in November, just over a year after the last snap vote which was triggered by the Panama Papers scandal...

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