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  • Wedding hall admin ‘disallows suspicious Nikah’

    KASUR: A would-be groom, along with around hundred guests, had to leave a wedding hall without the Nikah ceremony on Sunday after they failed to establish before its administration that the girl to become bride was not a minor...

    Wedding hall owner Muhammad Ahmed told Dawn that when the family failed to produce any evidence of girl’s age they were asked to vacate the venue without performing Nikah ceremony...

  • Villagers resist Nikah of 10-year-old girl

    The protesters, led by Waryam Mahar, Sarang Mahar and Tahir Hussain Mahar, told the media that feudal lords of the area including Mir Mohammed Mahar, Buland Mahar, Sahibo Mahar and Sajan Mahar, were forcing them to hand over a 10-year-old girl, Bachal, to an elderly man by solemnising their Nikah...

  • UK Imams may face penalties on unregistered Nikah

    LONDON: The UK government is working on an amendment in the Marriage Act to make unregistered Nikah ceremonies a criminal offence...

    According to the green paper, a prayer leader who participates in a Sharia-com­pliant religious ceremony (Nikah) can face prosecution if he does not ensure the couple has already registered their marriage legally beforehand or on the same day of the Nikah with the local registrar office...

  • US military aid to Pakistan may be converted into loans

    The Trump administration's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, affecting several countries, including Pakistan...

    The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the proposal, said the foreign military grants could affect Pakistan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Ukraine, Colombia, the Philippines and Vietnam...

  • World Bank urges Pakistan to introduce soft home loans for the less privileged

    KARACHI: Pakistan should introduce soft loan schemes aimed at the less privileged strata of society for providing them affordable housing, and take requisite action for building a future plan for the low-income segment, said Loic Chiquier, World Bank’s Global Lead on Housing Finance...

    Mr Chiquier made these remarks during a meeting of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy Sub-Committee on housing finance organised by the State...

  • Pakistan seeks fresh loans from China

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expects to obtain fresh Chinese loans worth $1-2 billion to help it avert a balance of payments crisis, government sources said, in another sign of Islamabad’s growing reliance on Beijing for financial support...

    Lending to Pakistan by China and its banks is on track to hit $5bn in the fiscal year ending in June, according to recent disclosures by officials and the finance ministry data reviewed by Reuters...

  • IMF warns Pakistan against ‘excessive loans’ from China

    NUSA DUA: Pakistan has not yet formally approached the International Monetary Fund for financial assistance, but if bailout talks get underway this week, the goal will be to help Pakistan reach its full potential, the IMF’s chief economist said on Tuesday...

    Addressing a news conference at the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Bali, the IMF’s Maurice Obstfeld cautioned that increased Chinese involvement in Pakistan’s economy could...

  • US eases fears Pakistan will use IMF loans to clear China debt

    WASHINGTON: The US Treasury Department has informed Congress that Pakistan will pay off an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout before its loans from China become due...

    “A challenge is to find the programme that would cause a substantial economic reform in Pakistan” and allow it to “survive the financial terms” attached to it...

  • Pakistan shared details of CPEC loans with IMF: official

    ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that it had full access to borrowing and maturity terms of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and its loans were manageable...

    She said Pakistan had shared full details of CPEC loans with the IMF, adding that CPEC was mostly private sector investment in energy and infrastructure...

  • IHC questions registration of Imran Farooq murder case in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday questioned the registration of a case pertaining to the murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Dr Imran Farooq, who was assassinated in London in September 2010...

    At one point, the bench observed that the federal government had to answer about the purpose of this case in Pakistan...

  • ECP rejects plea to cancel registration of Pakistan Rah-i-Haq Party

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected a petition seeking to cancel the registration of the Pakistan Rah-i-Haq Party (PRHP), which allegedly has links with the banned outfit Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ)...

    Petitioner Gul Zohra Rizvi’s lawyer appeared before a two-member bench of the ECP headed by the Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza and argued that Muavia Azam, son of Maulana Azam Tariq —...

  • Lawyer asks for details of loans obtained, written off by LHC CJ

    ISLAMABAD: A Rawalpindi based lawyer on Monday filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking details of the loans that the incumbent chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Mansoor Ali Shah has obtained for his textile mills and those he has gotten written off...

    Mr Dar has cited the finance ministry secretary, chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), chairman Federal Board of Revenue...

  • More seniors are taking loans against their homes — and it’s costing them

    An increasing number of seniors are facing foreclosure after taking out reverse mortgages, either because they fell behind on property charges or failed to meet other requirements of the loans...

    The federal Department of Housing and Urban Develop­ment, says it lacks detailed data on how many homeowners have lost their homes or are facing foreclosure in the program, which was launched in 1989 and covers about 636,000 loans...

  • NA committee asks why lawmakers are refused loans, credit cards

    ISLAMABAD: The Na­tional Assembly’s Stan­ding Committee on Rules of Procedures and Privile­ges on Friday decried a lending policy of commercial financial institutions barring parliamentarians from obtaining credit cards or drawing loans, and demanded that the State Bank explain the rationale behind this policy...

    The issue was raised on a question of privilege raised by MNA Ghulam Sarwar Khan who wanted to know why banks avoided...

  • ‘Diyyat loans’ coming up for convicts

    Those convicted under Qisas and Diyyat provisions of the Pakistan Penal Code have to either fit a criteria to get released after serving time or pay Diyyat, money paid to the heirs of the person(s) killed by them...

    Soft loans offered on a very low interest rate could be a help for such people...

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