Injustice in the name of religion denounced

An Ulema and Mashaikh convention denounced all forms of terrorism and violence in the name of religion.

Pakistan

PPO to be softened, PM assures Zardari

The opposition parties in the Senate, including the PPP, ANP and PML-Q, made it clear they will not let the bill pass.

Pakistan

Media reports won’t deter bidders, hopes SC

SC hopes that media sensationalism would not deter from the auction, telecom operators familiar with Pakistani market.

World

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

India hosts its biggest day of voting, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save Congress from defeat to Modi.

Pakistan

Main accused will be court-martialled, govt tells SC

SC instructed federal and provincial govts to add charges under whichever sections of PPC they deemed necessary.

Pakistan

Balochistan situation has deteriorated, says BNP-M

Dr Jamaldini regretted that during the nine months of the PML-N govt, no change has been witnessed in the province.

Pakistan

PTI dissidents form pressure group in KP Assembly

The leader of the group said Imran Khan was slated to reach Peshawar to make announcements on the dissenters’ demands.

Newspaper

3G and 4G auction to yield $1.3bn, says Dar

The fee would be recovered within five years, and the licence would be valid for 15 years.

Pakistan

16 MoUs signed at business meeting

Over 300 representatives of the private and public sectors from CARs, Afghanistan and Pakistan attended the conference.

World

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

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

Blogs

Did Pakistan cause Afghanistan's lack of economic development?

A look at Afghanistan's economy fare before the foreigners extended their unwelcome reach.

When Manmohan Singh went AWOL

Given the current situation, would it surprise anybody that the Indian PM wanted to seek spiritual solace?

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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

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.

Dar eyes forex reserves at $15bn by end-Sept

Pakistan's forex reserves are currently at $11.67bn after SBP received $2bn on Wednesday through floating of Eurobonds.

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 97.55 97.80
U.K. 162.15 162.35
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,171 642.85
Multan 41,150 686.00
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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Paul Walker's brothers to finish 'Fast and Furious 7'

Walker's brothers Caleb and Cody will replace him to finish shooting for the film, due out next year.

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