PPP to be with govt against any ‘adventure’

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

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.

World

Six die as bus catches fire in India

At least six people were burned to death and another 12 injured when a bus caught fire in southern India.

Pakistan

Sharif, Zardari meet today

The two are meeting against the backdrop of the tensions between the civilian and military leaderships.

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.

Pakistan

Govt inaction on FC men’s court martial irks SC

Court asks Deputy Attorney General to get in touch with the defence ministry and submit a report.

Pakistan

SC wants Parveen murder case registered under ATA

The SC asks Sindh govt to consider registering the murder case of Parveen Rehman under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

Pakistan

Police kill rape suspect teacher

The schoolteacher who was suspected of kidnapping, raping and murdering a child was killed by Khanewal district police.

World

One dead in South Korea ferry capsize: coastguard

The ferry, identified as the Sewol, was carrying about 470 passengers and en route to Jeju island.

Pakistan

HEC gets permanent chairperson at last

PM approves appointment of Prof Mukhtar Ahmed as head of the Higher Education Commission for four years.

Blogs

Kabuli Pulao: Pride of the North

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

Forced conversion, real terror

Do abductors believe that the forceful conversion and marriage of a minority woman may win him rewards in the afterlife?

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Sport

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.

Flintoff set for surprise return

All-rounder Flintoff played 79 Tests and 141 ODIs for England before retiring in 2010.

Situation not conducive for me to work in PCB: Rashid

“I was hoping that I may be working independently but circumstances did not look favourable.”

‘Pakistan’s contribution to cricket can’t be ignored’

I am not sure whether there was any real offer to join hands with India, Australia and England: Arif Abbasi.

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

PTA dispels reports of dismal response to 3G, 4G auction

PTA says response was “very encouraging and satisfactory”, and that the auction will go through on April 23.

Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace

The drones fly at an altitude of 65,000 feet and can remain aloft for up to five years.

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