SBP revises microfinance credit guarantee facility guidelines

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday issued revised Microfinance Credit Guarantee Facility (MCGF) Guidelines offering higher risk coverage of up to 60% to commercial banks, development finance institutions (DFIs) for lending to smaller microfinance banks (MFBs)/microfinance...



 
Cricket: West Indies to bowl in rain-delayed ODI

CENTURION: The West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl in the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. The match was reduced to 42 overs a side after rain delayed the start by two-and-a-half hours. With South African captain AB de Villiers being rested,...



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Saudi King Abdullah’s death, potential to shake up global oil markets
 
Saudi King Abdullah’s death, potential to shake up global oil markets
11:23 am | Web Desk

The news of the death of Saudi King Abdullah has brought a new controversial policy in Saudi Arabia, the world’s second-largest producer of crude oil, that the country’s...

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DHA Karachi Phase VIII – A Sought-after Address in Pakistan
 
DHA Karachi Phase VIII – A Sought-after Address in Pakistan
3:47 pm | Web Desk

By Khadija Aslam The popularity of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) is beyond question since its inception in Pakistan, whether it is DHA Karachi, Lahore or Islamabad. DHA, a...

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Family’s despair for Pakistan’s Aafia Siddiqui
 
Family’s despair for Pakistan’s Aafia Siddiqui
12:44 pm | Web Desk

KARACHI- From Algeria to Iraq to Yemen, one name crops up again and again in the demands of Islamist hostage-takers: Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani scientist jailed in the...

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‘Quaid-e-Azam’ a role model for Nation
 
‘Quaid-e-Azam’ a role model for Nation
11:38 am | Farah Jamil

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah the most revered leader of the Muslims of the Subcontinent was a man having inter alia a strong moral character unmatched by any other...

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Google super fast US Internet service spreads

SAN FRANCISCO: Google’s super fast Internet service up to 100 times quicker than basic broadband is heading for four more US metropolitan areas as the technology titan ramps up pressure on cable service giants. A Google Fiber program...



 
PEC organized workshop on Construction Management Software

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) organized a day-long training workshop here on Wednesday at PEC Head Quarters on `Construction Management: Software Application PRIMAVERA’ for engineering managers. Talking to APP, PEC Spokesperson, Mehmood Rehmani, said that the Council has...




‘Selma’ director and star to pair for Katrina movie

LOS ANGELES: Ava Du Vernay, the director of the Martin Luther King historical movie “Selma,” is set to again team up with the film’s star David Oyelowo for a new project about Hurricane Katrina. DuVernay and Oyelowo, who...



 
Christmas – A lesson we can all learn from

By Wajahat Ali Now hold your pants before you start raging over how our religion condemns such “kafir” activities created by the Zionists to derail the Muslim ummah from their true path to salvation and all of them...



 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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