Analysis: Message in a meeting

Did the political show of unity mean the civil-military crisis was on its way to being defused?

Pakistan

Security committee meeting underway at PM House

The Cabinet Committee on National Security was meeting at the Prime Minister House on Thursday.

Pakistan

Negotiators will try to convince TTP to extend ceasefire: Ibrahim

Ibrahim said a number of concerns from the TTP's end had come forward, adding that these should be addressed.

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.

Pakistan

Injustice in the name of religion denounced

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

Indian Election 2014

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

Voters lined up in 121 constituencies across a dozen states in the largest single day of polling in the election.

Pakistan

MQM protests in Senate against ‘victimisation’

The ongoing operation in Karachi is targeted against political workers and not against criminals, said MQM.s Mashhadi.

Pakistan

At least six children injured in Khanpur road accident

At least six children were injured when a school bus they were travelling in plunged into a trench in Khanpur.

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.

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

Bale leads Madrid 2-1 past Barca for Copa del Rey

Bale filled the void left by the injured Ronaldo, sealing Real Madrid's 19th Copa del Rey title.

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.

Business

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.

Sindh revenue collection jumps by 23pc

Revenue collection in Sindh between July 2013 and March 2014 stood at Rs23.7bn, witnessing an increase of 23 per cent.

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

Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide

Google Inc's revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline

China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown

Rising interest from mainland Chinese speculators was credited for driving up global bitcoin prices last year.

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