Police officer killed in Karachi explosion

Police officer Shafiq Tanoli and two others were killed in a blast near Karachi's old wholesale vegetable market.

Pakistan

At least 24 suspected militants killed in Khyber

The suspected militants were killed as jet fighters carried out airstrikes along with a search operation in the region.

Pakistan

Pemra issues show-cause notice to Geo News

Geo News administration told to submit a reply by May 6.

Pakistan

Seminaries received Rs258m in funding from abroad, Senate told

At least 11 of the 15 seminaries, which received funding, were operating without a NOC from the interior ministry.

World

Three foreigners dead at Kabul hospital as guard opens fire

The security guard was injured in the incident at the Cure International hospital and detained by police.

Pakistan

Pakistan joins the 3G club

Zong wins 4G licence; Mobilink claims 10MHz band for 3G; Ufone, Telenor happy with 5MHz

Pakistan

PM orders reshuffle in bureaucracy

PM orders reshuffle in the federal bureaucracy and also approves promotion of 10 officers of IRS from Grade 20 to 21.

Pakistan

Govt suffers second defeat in two weeks

Senate rejects PMDC Ordinance whereas the opposition rejects figures of sectarian attacks provided by interior ministry.

Pakistan

Next budget to focus on social uplift

Treasury member in Balochistan Assembly blame past corruption for problems.

Newspaper

Indian polls enter crucial phase

Indian elections are set to enter a crucial stage from now with 117 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats to be put to vote today.

Blogs

Saving international universities

An opportunity exists for Pakistani students who were turned away by the same schools that now face an enrolment crunch.

A eulogy for 2,100 bustards

It may make some proud to kill nearly 2% of the population of an endangered species. Others, like me, find it appalling.

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Sport

Junaid links up with Lancashire again

“He’s had interest from other counties, but his heart is with us,” cricket director Mike Watkinson said,

Ahmed Shehzad tipped to become Pakistan T20 skipper?

According to the sources, PCB chairman Najam Sethi is heavily backing the credentials of Ahmed.

Sethi himself informed me of ECB’s pressure over my appointment: Latif

“PCB chairman told me ‘you are a great supporter of Danish Kaneria and ECB have reservations on this.”

Benzema strike gives Real advantage over Bayern

Real took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years with a 1-0 first-leg lead.

Business

Licence auction fetches $1.12bn

The auction of 3G, 4G licences fetched $1.12bn, putting it very close to the expected $1.2bn target set by the govt.

Over 7pc growth in export of textile, clothing

The increase was due to the hike in export of raw cotton and low value-added products.

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 99.25 99.50
U.K. 166.30 166.50
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,171 642.85
Multan 41,580 686.00
Sci-Tech

Pakistan joins the 3G club

Zong wins 4G licence; Mobilink claims 10MHz band for 3G; Ufone, Telenor happy with 5MHz

$1.1 billion raised from 3G, 4G auction

$903 million were raised for 3G mobile phone networks, as well as $210 million for the more advanced 4G spectrum.

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