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  • Regulatory requirements for AMCs, modarabas

    Meanwhile, the SECP has also introduced standardised regulatory requirements for branches of asset management companies (AMCs), investment banks, leasing companies and modarabas to protect the investor interest...

    The requirements stipulate that the AMCs, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and modarabas will have to obtain approval of the commission before opening and closing their branches in any capital market hub...

  • Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

    Australia is tightening English language requirements for foreign students in, what it said on Thursday, is a bid to improve standards across the country's Aus$28 billion international education market...

    Currently, prospective overseas students can take an intensive English course to prepare for further studies if they do not already have other qualifications showing their ability to study in the language...

  • China to remove visa requirements for Taiwanese

    BEIJING: China will lift an entry permit requirement for Taiwanese travelling to the mainland, state media reported on Sunday, part of a wider plan to reduce barriers between the two communities...

    Taiwan residents currently need to apply for the permit, similar to a visa, before travelling to the mainland...

  • Indian national Uzma will not be repatriated until legal requirements are completed: FO

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday said that Uzma, an Indian woman who came to Pakistan to marry a man from Buner and went ‘missing’ last week, will be repatriated only after all legal requirements are completed...

    FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told DawnNews that Uzma's case is currently being heard in court and she will only be able to return once all legal requirements are complete...

  • SBP formulates products disclosure requirements

    KARACHI: The State Bank has formulated product disclosure requirements (PDRs) for all types of personal, housing and auto finance products which will help consumers to make informed decisions and enhance their confidence in financial products...

    The SBP said on Monday that in the wake of growing diversity and complexity in financial products, making an informed decision is one of the challenges for the financial consumers...

  • Silk Bank moves to meet capital requirements

    The bank has entered into an underwriting agreement with Arif Habib Ltd for the issue...

    Silk Bank received approval for the plan from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) earlier this month, and its board had approved the rights share issue last August...

  • State Bank widens Islamic banks' benchmark requirements

    The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has amended its regulations to exempt Islamic banks from using interest-based benchmarks for some of their financing products, the latest government step aimed at boosting Islamic finance...

    In a circular, the SBP said Islamic finance institutions would have to outline their alternative pricing mechanism for participatory financing schemes, replacing the use of the Karachi Inter Bank Offered Rate or...

  • Zardari urges US to look beyond 'checklist of requirements' for cooperation with Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: As ties between Pakistan and the United States (US) come under stress in the wake of a fallout over funding for F-16 fighter jets, former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday called on the US to assure Pakistan of commitment to its security needs...

    Zardari urged the US to "look beyond its checklist of requirements for cooperation on our security needs and instead think strategically about how it can...

  • Mobilink says it has met requirements for merger with Warid

    ISLAMABAD: Cellular service provider, Mobilink, told a parliamentary panel on Wednesday that it has closed off several dozen franchises and laid off employees following all the regulatory approvals for its merger with Warid Telecom...

    Several franchise owners registered complaints with the committee against the telecommunications company for violating franchise agreements and discriminating against them...

  • NAB bypassed procedural requirements to file reference against Nawaz: IO

    ISLAMABAD: The in­v­estigation officer (IO) in the Avenfield properties reference admitted before the accountability court on Friday that due to the Supreme Court order, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had bypassed procedural requirements for filing the reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif...

    Advocate Amjad Pervez, the counsel for Maryam Nawaz and Capt Safdar, will cross-examine the IO at the next hearing... ...

  • NSC briefed on measures to meet FATF requirements

    Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar gave a detailed presentation to the committee about the upcoming meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris and the measures, both administrative and legal, taken so far by the country to meet FATF requirements, a press release from the Prime Minister's Office said...

    Participants of the meeting expressed satisfaction over steps taken so far to fulfill FATF's requirements...

  • Industry slams quarantine requirements for raw hide

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (Plgmea) has urged the government to withdraw quarantine requirements for imported raw hide and skin...

    Under the said SRO, quarantine requirements were imposed on imports of basic raw material for leather industry such as raw hides and skins of goat, sheep, lamb, cow and buffalo...

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