Army to help govt eradicate poliovirus in conflict zone

North and South Waziristan agencies, and Bara are major areas of concern due to the recurring polio cases.

Pakistan

SC has learnt to bolster democracy, says chief justice

Authority of SC may be extended to a number of areas from which it has historically maintained a distance, said CJ.

Pakistan

Govt to hold fresh talks with TTP negotiators

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has called a meeting with the Taliban committee on Saturday to decide how to proceed.

Pakistan

Khawaja Asif takes U-turn, calls Pakistan Army an asset

The defence minister called his past statements a mistake and insisted that those were made in a difference context.

Pakistan

SC declares appointment of NAB chief legal

The court has disposed of PTI chief Imran Khan's petition against appointment of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry as chairman NAB.

Pakistan

Police arrest six suspected LJ militants

Police said the suspects are responsible for killing 16 people over the last two years and for four attempted murders.

Pakistan

Police say two UN workers ‘likely’ abducted in Karachi

Police said the missing are Hyderabad residents who were visiting Karachi for leisure. Their phones are switched off.

Pakistan

Nawaz vows to spend $1.6bn on Balochistan development

Addressing the cabinet meeting in Islamabad, the prime minister said that he himself will monitor these projects.

Pakistan

‘Pakistan must break alleged links with Afghan insurgents’

Opposition senators call for ending ‘duplicity’ in and a serious rethink of the foreign policy formulation process.

Pakistan

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.

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Oh Karachi, my Karachi!

When writing on the city, talk about Lyari, Botal Gali and all non-tish tosh areas so you can show how awami you are.

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.

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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.”

Ferrer knocks out Nadal at Monte Carlo

Nadal's 30-match winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was upset 7-6(1) 6-4.

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.

Business

KSE-100 closes lower, rupee weakens

The stock market continued to consolidate above 29,000 points due to a holiday in global equity markets

Nawaz vows to spend $1.6bn on Balochistan development

Addressing the cabinet meeting in Islamabad, the prime minister said that he himself will monitor these projects.

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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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

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

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