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  • Western Union admits to aiding wire fraud, to pay $586m

    Western Union Co, the world's biggest money-transfer company, agreed to pay $586 million and admitted to turning a blind eye as criminals used its service for money-laundering and fraud, US authorities said on Thursday...

    Western Union, which has over half a million locations in more than 200 countries, admitted "to aiding and abetting wire fraud" by allowing scammers to process transactions, even when the company realised its agents...

  • Nadra likely to revive money transfer accord with Mastercard

    The official said that under the plan, citizens would be able to use their CNICs to send and receive domestic and international remittances, eliminating the need to visit a bank branch or exchange currency to transfer money...

    “This is significant because Pakistan is one of the top receivers of foreign remittances from abroad,” he said, pointing out that overseas Pakistanis had sent over $11 billion in remittances last year...

  • Money transfer tax

    I WANT to put a simple question to the country’s finance managers: can we call money transfer tax ‘extortion’ by the government? Will it not discourage legal transactions within the country and transactions from abroad?Lt-Col (r) Sohail ShafiqLahorePublished in Dawn, June 16th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • Documents show NSA tools for breaching money transfer system

    Documents and computer files released by hackers provide a blueprint for how the US National Security Agency (NSA) likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks, a review of the data showed...

    On Friday, a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released documents and files indicating NSA had accessed the SWIFT money-transfer system through service...

  • SC to take up illegal money transfer case tomorrow

    ISLAMABAD: Soon after the return of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar from the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court will resume on Friday hearing a case relating to illegal transfer of money from Pakistan to countries...

    Taking suo motu notice of the matter, the apex court had observed that it appeared the money siphoned off abroad without payment of taxes through illegal channels represented either ill-gotten gains or kickbacks from public...

  • Winds, rain batter western India as cyclone veers away

    AHMEDABAD: High winds and heavy rains pounded western India on Thursday as a major cyclone expected to hit the coast veered away instead into the Arabian Sea...

    It was “very likely” to keep moving in the same direction, but still skirt the coast, packing winds of 135-145 kilometres per hour and gusts of 160 kilometres per hour, the India Meteoro­logical Department (IMD) said...

  • Death toll in western India dam breach climbs to 15

    Rescuers in western India say they have recovered three more bodies, raising the death toll to 15 after a small dam breached and flooded half a dozen villages following heavy monsoon rains...

    Read: Dam bursts in India after rains, killing 11Datta Bhadakawad, a civil administrator in Maharashtra state's Ratnagiri district, says rescue teams recovered the three bodies on Thursday morning...

  • Floods kill 16, displace thousands in India's western Maharashtra state

    At least 16 people have died in India's western state of Maharashtra as heavy rains and overflowing rivers swamped five districts, forcing authorities to move more than 140,000 people to safer places, a government official said on Wednesday...

    India's monsoon rains, which deliver more than 70 per cent of the country's rainfall, are crucial for farm output and economic growth...

  • 'Western world needs to be told about what is happening in India,' says PM Imran

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said what was happening in India had to be shared with the Western world...

    In an address to the 56th Convention of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) via video link, the premier said: "I am trying my best but from ISNA's platform you have to make the concerted effort to make people understand this phenomenon which has taken over India...

  • Pakistan withdraws WTO case against European Union

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is considering withdrawing a suit filed against the European Union at the World Trade Organisation in 2014 over imposition of countervailing duties on export of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...

    The EU had imposed countervailing duties on import of polyethylene terephthalate from Pakistan, Iran and the United Arab Emirates in June 2009...

  • ‘The European Union is a friend of Pakistan’

    KARACHI: “The European Union (EU) is a friend of Pakistan,” said Anne Marchal, EU Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, during her lecture on ‘EU-Pakistan relations in current regional and international scenario’ organised by the Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi, on Tuesday...

    While categorically discussing areas in EU-Pakistan relations such as trade, policy,...

  • Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists concerned over notice served on Dawn

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over a notice served by the Press Council of Pakistan on Dawn for what it called violating the Ethical Code of Conduct by publishing an interview of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif about the 2008 Mumbai attacks...

    “The unwarranted blocking of the distribution of one of the main independent newspapers has yet again shown that the military are determined...

  • Pakistan suspends readmission agreements with western countries

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said Pakistan has suspended readmission agreements with western countries, except the United Kingdom, because of "blatant misuse", reported Radio Pakistan...

    Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, the minister claimed most countries have been deporting illegal Pakistani citizens "without verification", whereas under readmission agreements Pakistanis travelling...

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