The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has notified the draft General Takaful Accounting Regulations, 2018, to elicit public comments from the public thereon through S.R.O. 992(I)/2018.The draft regulations have been formulated in exercise of the powers conferred under Rule 29 of the Takaful Rules, 2012 read with sub-section (1) and (2) of section 46 read with section 167(3) of the Insurance Ordinance, 2000.The draft regulations provide the principles based on which accounting and reporting of general takaful business of general takaful operators and window general takaful operators shall be made. The draft regulations also contain the formats for reporting of financial statements and regulatory returns of general takaful/window takaful operators.A financial reporting system which is backed by strong governance, high quality standards and firm regulatory framework underlines the trust that policyholders/users place in that information. The regulations aim to bring standardization in the accounting treatments and presentation of financial results by general takaful/window takaful operators and bring in more transparency and enhanced disclosures.The draft regulations have been placed on the SECP’s website at https://www.secp.gov.pk/document/sro-992-i-2018-notification-of-draft-general-takaful-accounting-regulations-formats/?wpdmdl=32082 and notice has been given that objections and suggestions, if any, received within 30 days of the date of the S.R.O. shall be taken into consideration.Published in Daily Times, August 11th 2018.