PPP asks Senator Faisal Raza Abidi to resign

General Secretary of the PPP Raja Pervez Ashraf asked Faisal Raza Abidi to resign from Senate seat held by him.

Pakistan

Parliamentary body urges govt to review existing media laws

Resolution calls for merger of ministries of information and IT as Ministry for Public Information, Media and Heritage

Pakistan

Saudi Arabia warns PIA of halting flights over unpaid dues

Saudi civil aviation authority threatened PIA of stopping all flights in case dues are not cleared by April 17.

Pakistan

Nawaz, Zardari discuss political situation, security

The two also discussed the ongoing operation in Karachi and the dialogue process with Taliban.

Pakistan

Militants attacked after soldier hurt in blast

Helicopter gunships attacked militant hideouts in North Waziristan after a security man was injured in an explosion.

Pakistan

Treason case: Evidences found only against Musharraf, says Sheikh

The special court said that the decision regarding the appointment of the prosecutor would be announced on April 18.

World

UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

Legislators asked the MoD to explain how it intended to use lessons learnt from the 2012 attack in future operations.

Pakistan

Court orders FIA to file case against Meera over ‘video clip’

The court ordered the FIA to file a case against Meera and Capt Naveed over uploading a ‘controversial video clip.

Pakistan

PPP to be with govt against any ‘adventure’

Senator Farhatullah Babar asks political forces to join hands against undemocratic forces.

Pakistan

Amount of unpaid power bills increases to Rs286bn

Power companies blame poor governance of power sector for the fresh build-up of unpaid bills known as circular debt.

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When Manmohan Singh went AWOL

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Kabuli Pulao: Pride of the North

Rice cooked in meat stock promised a agreeable mental and physical constitution to the warriors of the region.

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Sport

‘Club v country’ debate comes to Pakistan

It is an issue very common in the world of football. And now, it has come to Pakistan.

Shahnaz, Manzoor Junior likely to get head coach, chief selector

Olympians Islahuddin and Shahbaz Senior are also expected to be inducted into the PHF Executive Board.

Inzamam declines role as chief selector

According to a LRCA, Inzamam has refused to act as chief selector due to other pressing assignments.

Djokovic dominates in winning Monte Carlo start

Ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga joined Djokovic and Ferrer in the third round with a hard-fought win.

Business

Amount of unpaid power bills increases to Rs286bn

Power companies blame poor governance of power sector for the fresh build-up of unpaid bills known as circular debt.

Dar takes tax officials to task over target

Chief commissioners were called in to work out means for showing growth in revenue collection to reach the target.

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 97.65 98.15
U.K. 161.15 161.35
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,257 642.85
Multan 41,750 686.00
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China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown

Rising interest from mainland Chinese speculators was credited for driving up global bitcoin prices last year.

Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

Revenue could decline by as much as 1 percent or rise by up to 2.7 percent from $1.07 billion a year earlier.

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