Country cannot afford dictatorship: Khursheed

Shah says the country cannot afford a dictatorship and that the judiciary will not endorse any ‘misadventure’.

Pakistan

Three people gunned down in Quetta

Armed gunmen killed two people on spot, whereas a passerby died of serious bullet wounds on the way to the hospital.

Pakistan

IMF not satisfied with bill on ‘SBP autonomy’

IMF is expected to take up the issue with Pakistan during third quarterly review of the $6.78 billion bailout package.

Pakistan

Doctors see Musharraf at his daughter’s home

Leaders of APML say that Musharraf is in Karachi basically to see his daughter and meet relatives and friends.

Pakistan

JI wants permanent TTP ceasefire

JI has called for a permanent ceasefire by the TTP and urged the govt to make every effort to continue peace talks.

Pakistan

Four killed in Karachi violence

Meanwhile, 12 suspects including a suspected target killer were arrested in operations in several areas of Karachi.

Pakistan

IT ministry can’t afford IT experts

Minister blames her predecessors for neglecting key ministry.

Pakistan

Opposition parties meet today to devise joint plan to block Protection of Pakistan bill

The meeting has been convened to prepare a consensus document containing amendments to the PPO.

Pakistan

Sacked Pemra chief to challenge his dismissal

The petition says that ex-Pemra chairman has not been given a chance to clear himself of charges levelled against him.

Pakistan

WHO kicks off ‘Good Governance for Medicine Programme’

WHO launches ‘Good Governance for Medicine Programme’ in Pakistan to prevent corruption in pharmaceutical sector.

Blogs

Attack on Hamid Mir: You have the right to remain silent

Our budding forensic investigation experts have already decided who the triggermen in the attack on Mr Mir are.

Celebrities in Indian politics: The dance of democracy

The 2014 Indian Elections happen to feature a record number of Bollywood celebrities contesting across parties.

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Sport

Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

It was Wawrinka's only second win over Swiss compatriot in 15 career meetings and his first title at the Masters level.

Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

Liverpool opened up a five-point lead over second-placed Chelsea with three matches remaining.

‘ECB annoyance made PCB give Rashid cold shoulder’

According to sources, the ECB was not happy with PCB's offer to Rashid who has been blunt in his support of Kaneria.

The engineering of squash

For over five glorious decades, Pakistan ruled squash as the Mughals, in their heyday, ruled over the subcontinent.

Business

Dar’s statement helps dollar gain 1pc

Dar’s statement that the dollar will be kept around Rs98 to support the export industry created panic-like situation.

Sindh millers raise flour prices

The rate of flour has been raised to Rs38 per kg from Rs37 per kg, and the prices may go up further in the coming days.

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 98.75 99.00
U.K. 164.20 164.40
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,428 642.85
Multan - -
Sci-Tech

Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

The Twitter block was lifted earlier this month after the court ruled that it breached freedom of expression.

Health care site flagged in heartbleed review

Password change recommended following a review of the government's vulnerability to Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

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Depp slips into a role of a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a huge computer just before his death.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – just another sequel

Being an obligatory sequel in a much bigger thread of Marvel movies, it is made with the intention of being undemanding.

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