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Pakistan takes a fresh look at cryptocurrency

Pakistan’s federal government has formed three subcommittees to explore the future of cryptocurrencies and related services, local media report

See related article: Pakistani central bank echoes RBI’s concerns over crypto

Fast facts
  • The first panel is chaired by the law secretary with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) as members, among others.
  • Two other subcommittees have been set up under the chairmanship of SBP Deputy Governor Saima Kamal. 
  • Panel members include representatives from the Ministry of Information Technology, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, PTA and others.