TTP decides not to extend ceasefire

Shahidullah Shahid said the ceasefire was not extended because the govt had failed to respond positively to TTP demands.

World

Modi rules out BJP’s will to revise ‘no-first-use of nukes’ policy

BJP has pledged to review India's nuclear stance, whose main pillars are no-first-use and building a minimum arsenal.

Pakistan

Chinese investors threaten to move capital from KP to Balochistan

A representative of the Chinese investors alleged that an advisor of KP CM, was causing hindrances in the ventures.

Pakistan

Opposition questions privatisation of 32 entities

The opposition parties showed their concerns and staged a symbolic walkout from the Senate against the govt’s decision.

Sport

Shahnaz to take up reins as Pakistan coach

Another former captain, Islahuddin, will be the chief selector as Pakistan look to drag themselves out of a slump.

Business

FBR publishes list to embarrass tax cheats into paying up

“We hope this will become the talk of the town,” said Shahid Asad, the spokesman of the Federal Board of Revenue.

Pakistan

PM calls urgent meeting on national security

Federal ministers, services chiefs, DG IB, ISI and CJCSC are invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, said sources.

Pakistan

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.

Blogs

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Sport

Shahnaz to take up reins as Pakistan coach

Another former captain, Islahuddin, will be the chief selector as Pakistan look to drag themselves out of a slump.

Court rejects plea to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief

“We cannot close our eyes after having come to know about allegations,” Justice A.K Patnaik said.

‘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.

Inzamam declines role as chief selector

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

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
Sci-Tech

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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