Takaful rules to attract new players

New takaful rules have been introduced by Pakistan's regulator. They were designed to boost competition and to lift the sector's market share by allowing the entry of conventional players. Consequently, Pakistan became the second country after Indonesia to officially allow takaful windows. Since the introduction of the first rules in 2005, Takaful has operated without conventional competitors in Pakistan. However, those rules allowed windows after a five-year period. As the securities commission said last month, conventional insurance firms could serve a vaster share of the takaful market.