Court rejects Musharraf's petition against prosecutor's appointment

Announcing the court's decision on the plea, Registrar Abdul Ghani said the petition was inadmissible for hearing.

Pakistan

Bombers’ trail leads to arrests from guava farm in south Punjab

Officials said they are comparing the bombers’ modus operandi with that of TTP and UBA in Islamabad Sabzi Mandi blast.

Pakistan

One security man killed, two injured in attack near Peshawar

One security person was killed and two others were injured as militants attacked a security forces’ vehicle.

Pakistan

MQM holds protests as two more bodies recovered

Two trussed-up bodies of missing MQM workers were recovered near Korangi Creek in Karachi's Qayyumabad area.

Pakistan

Federal cabinet meeting approves import of electricity, LNG

The meeting presided by premier Sharif also discussed the future of talks between the government and Taliban.

World

Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

Insurgents escaped using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards.

World

Avalanche on Everest kills 12, three missing

An avalanche swept down on Mount Everest, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing.

In-Depth

India's election commission lifts ban on top Modi aide

Election commission lifts a ban on Modi's top aide, who threatened to hobble his efforts to win votes in Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan

JUI-F warns govt over ‘move to ban’ seminaries

Sindh JUI-F leader Khalid Mehmood Soomro accused the US of dictating the government to ban madressahs in Pakistan.

Pakistan

LHC quashes contempt of court plea against PM

The applicant said the PM disregarded court’s orders and contempt of court proceedings should be initiated against him.

Blogs

The treasure hunter: An allegory for Pakistan

Pakistan's sinking into barbarity is similar to the Qureshi family's descent into a tunnel, where treasure is a lie.

We don't need cyber security that tramples on basic rights

Once passed, the bill will allow council members a broad range of powers, with little or no space for being challenged.

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Sport

Ajmal given clearance for Worcestershire stint

“We have given NOC to Ajmal but want him to return in mid-July so that he can be part of team's tour to Sri Lanka.”

PCB advertises for coaches again

The PCB says it prefers to have a former Test or international player as the head coach.

PCB to probe players for Kaneria exhibition match

“We are looking into how these players featured in these matches without our permission,” the PCB said.

Trott stressed again, stepping away from cricket

''It is not fair on my teammates or myself to continue when I am unable to function at 100 percent.''

Business

Sindh announces sales tax amnesty

Sindh Revenue Board's amnesty scheme comes into immediate effect for citizens who have so far failed to pay sales tax.

Stocks retreat by 107 points

Stocks on Thursday saw pullback with the KSE-100 index closing down by 107.81 points to 29,350.34.

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 98.00 98.25
U.K. 163.60 163.80
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,085 642.85
Multan 41,060 686.00
Sci-Tech

White House updating online privacy policy

A new privacy policy explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

The feature must be turned on by the user, so people shouldn't expect to broadcast their location unknowingly.

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Widely considered the most popular Spanish writer since de Cervantes in 17th century, he died at home in Mexico City.

73rd birth anniversary of Aziz Mian qawwal

Born as Abdul Aziz in 1942, Aziz Mian remains to this day one of the most popular qawwals of South Asia.

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