Tag Archives: SBP

Pakistan: COVID-19 Complicating Ramadan and Heat

Facing multiple problems because of COVID-19 complicating both Ramadan and the normal hot weather turning into a heat wave, Pakistan cannot forget that it is in deep trouble because of the already stricken economy which will keep deteriorating as unemployment increases dramatically with the closing of industrial, commercial and services businesses.

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Bank Failure Not An Option

A Central Bank is only as good as the authority its personnel exercises with competence, honesty and integrity. Facing threats, intimidation, coercion and even blackmail, etc, State Bank of Pakistan’s unsung heroes truly deserve a medal.

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Eliminating Terror Financing from Banks

Some suave banking crooks in Pakistan facilitate terror financing, an integral part of organized crime.  The military’s frustration at the government’s rhetoric not matching deeds is evident from their last Corps Commanders Conference. Pakistan must target these white-collar criminals funding the vital nexus between organized crime and terrorism.

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Pakistan: Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Taxation revenues will only improve if Pakistan uses its existing financial transaction mechanism laws properly, which will choke flow of funds for terrorist financing. The country has the laws, the need is to strengthen and implement them.

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Targeting White Collar Crime

Terrorism can only be eliminated by targeting the nexus between politicians, corruption and organized crime.

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Combating White Collar Crimes in Pakistan

Salutary examples must be made by Pakistan’s central bank, and if not SBP then the National Accountability Bureau, to protect the public interest from white collar criminals in the financial services sector.

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