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  • Council of Islamic Ideology terms certain sections of NAB law 'un-Islamic'

    The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Thursday termed some sections of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, as going against the Shariah...

    Addressing a press conference on Thursday, chairman of the CII, Dr Qibla Ayaz, said the council held a two-day-long meeting during which it concluded that sections 14-D, 15-A and 26 of the NAO were un-Islamic...

  • Islamic State's rise in Afghanistan a concern for Pakistan, says Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: The adviser to prime minister on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, said that rise of Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan is a point of concern for Pakistan...

    Talking to media after an event in Islamabad on Wednesday, Aziz said certain elements trying to associate with IS were arrested from Sialkot, however, "it is the rise of IS in Afghanistan which is the cause of concern for Pakistan"...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan approves sharia advisory board for Islamic finance

    ISLAMABAD: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has approved a four-member sharia advisory board to oversee Islamic financial products in the country, as the regulator looks to address credibility concerns which still haunt the industry...

    The board, which comprises three religious scholars and a technical member, would advise SECP on a range of issues including the operation, auditing and reporting of Islamic mutual...

  • Pakistan’s quartet clinch silver in relay race at Islamic Games

    BAKU: Pakistan’s talented quartet of athletes Umar Sadat, Asad Iqbal, Nokar Hussain and Mahboob Ali earned a huge honour for Pakistan when they clinched a silver medal at the 4x400 metres relay race at the 4th Islamic solidarity Games here on Saturday...

    In another big honour for Pakistan, wrestler Abdul Wahab defeated Saudi Arabia’s Ghawani Fahad Ali in the 61kg bout to clinch a bronze medal here on Saturday...

  • JUI-F chief calls for making Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state

    SUKKUR: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has called for making Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state and introducing the Islamic system in the country...

    He claimed that Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and solution of country’s all problems lied in following the guidelines provided in the Quran and Sunnah...

  • Pakistan to question exclusion of Islamic countries from anti-terror alliance

    ISLAMABAD: The adviser to prime minister on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, told Senate that the exclusion of some Islamic countries from the Saudi-led 34-nation anti-terror alliance will be discussed at international level...

    Answering a question posed by Senate chairman on exclusion of Syria, Iraq and Iran from the Saudi-led alliance, Aziz said on Monday the issue would be discussed in upcoming meetings in the next couple of weeks and...

  • Pakistan part of 34-state Islamic military alliance against terrorism, says KSA

    DUBAI: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state news agency SPA...

    A long list of Arab countries such as Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, together with Islamic countries Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan and Gulf Arab and African states were mentioned...

  • Pakistan launches $500 million in Islamic bonds

    KARACHI: Pakistan is set to launch $500 million in Islamic bonds to raise money for its foreign exchange reserves, a senior official said Wednesday, as a three-year IMF bailout package nears a close...

    “We have begun the roadshow in Dubai today and will go to London, Boston, and New York in the same leg,” Pakistan's finance secretary Waqar Masood Khan told AFP...

  • 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...

  • Islamic body concerned about polio cases in Pakistan, Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Advisory Group (IAG) for Polio Eradication, at its meeting in Cairo, has expressed concern over the persistence of poliovirus circulation in pockets of missed children in Afghanistan and Pakistan...

    A senior official of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Mohammad Al-Austa, announced during the meeting that the bank had endorsed a new $100 million fund to support the polio programme in Pakistan, bringing the...

  • Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Falluja

    FALLUJA: Iraqi forces on Friday entered the centre of Falluja, the Iraqi city longest held by the militant Islamic State, nearly four weeks after the start of a US-backed offensive that cleared out the tens of thousands of residents still there...

    Falluja was seen as a launchpad for recent Islamic State (IS) bombings in Baghdad, making the offensive a crucial part of the government's campaign to improve security in the capital...

  • Vast Iraqi Shia cemetery grows with Islamic State war dead

    And now, its sandy expanse grows again yet with the war dead killed by the country's latest adversary, the extremists of the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group...

    But in recent months, the growth of areas set aside for Shia militias fighting the Islamic State group has been easy to see...

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