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Check

A bill of exchange representing a draft on a bank from deposited funds that pays a certain sum of money to a certain person or party.

Check

A document in which the writer orders his/her bank to pay to the receiver of the check a stated amount of money. For example, Joe may write Andrew a check for $10. In doing so, Joe is signing a document stating that he wishes to give Andrew $10, that it is available in Joe's bank, and Andrew can receive it from there. Andrew can either go to Joe's bank, present the check, and collect $10, or he may go to his own bank to deposit the check into his own account. In that case, Andrew's bank contacts Joe's bank and collects the $10 that way. Checks can be for any amount. See also: Check hold.
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The Peshawar High Court has extended the ban on livestock exports to Afghanistan until August 15 th and issued orders for the administrations of FATA and KP to implement checks against smuggling.
Under the scheme, Border Force officials could waive checks against the Home Office Warnings Index (Howi), a database of suspected terrorists and those with adverse immigration histories, for children from the European Economic Area (EEA) when travelling with their parents or in school parties.
However, senior officials at the UK's border force went even further by scrapping key checks against a Home Office database without ministerial approval.