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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...

    Religious scholars who members of an Islamic bank's sharia board are now barred from serving in any external audit firm, the State Bank of Pakistan said in a circular that complements original guidance from 2015...

  • 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’...

    But India-held Kashmir — except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh — is categorised as a “do not travel” area “due to terrorism and civil unrest” as are the areas within 10km of the India-Pakistan border due...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    For Pakistan, the update led to an increase in number of basket currencies to 37 from 25...

  • 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...

  • ‘GB’s political parties as good and as bad as Pakistan’s political parties’

    I hope the situation is not taken to the extent that young people decide not to live with Pakistan,” Supreme Court advocate Asma Jahangir said on Friday...

    The former chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) was speaking at a press conference to launch a report on a HRCP fact-finding mission titled ‘Gilgit-Baltistan: aspiration for identity, integration and autonomy’...

  • Pakistan, Iran seek political solution to Afghan conflict

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran on Monday underscored the need for a politically negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict, besides calling for regional solutions for local problems...

    Tehran was the second destination in FM Asif’s regional trip for ‘political consultations’ on Afgha­nis­tan after US President Trump last month unveiled the new regional policy that focuses more on kinetic operations for militarily stifling Taliban...

  • Can CPEC weather Pakistan's political storm?

    In a highly partisan political environment, China reiterated its neutrality towards the internal affairs of the country by stating its resolve to abide by ‘a strategic cooperative partnership with Pakistan’...

    Senior officials in Islamabad, who coordinate with the Chinese side for the CPEC, informed Dawn that the political crisis did hamper the pace of progress, particularly on projects in the pipeline...

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