Court rejects Musharraf's petition against prosecutor's appointment

Announcing the court's decision on the plea, Registrar Abdul Ghani said the petition was inadmissible for hearing.

Pakistan

Bombers’ trail leads to arrests from guava farm in south Punjab

Officials said they are comparing the bombers’ modus operandi with that of TTP and UBA in Islamabad Sabzi Mandi blast.

Pakistan

Series of explosions at FC fort in Landi Kotal; no casualties

An arms depot is located in a fort in Landi Kotal and the explosions took place there at about 1 am and later at 4 am.

In-Depth

India's election commission lifts ban on top Modi aide

Election commission lifts a ban on Modi's top aide, who threatened to hobble his efforts to win votes in Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan

JUI-F warns govt over ‘move to ban’ seminaries

Sindh JUI-F leader Khalid Mehmood Soomro accused the US of dictating the government to ban madressahs in Pakistan.

Pakistan

Federal cabinet meets in Islamabad

Today’s meeting is also expected to reach important decisions on the future of talks with the TTP.

Pakistan

LHC quashes contempt of court plea against PM

The applicant said the PM disregarded court’s orders and contempt of court proceedings should be initiated against him.

Pakistan

14 dead, 10 injured in road crash

The people who died under the Dera Ghazi Khan-to-Karachi bus included four women and 11 men.

World

Gunmen storm S.Sudan UN base, wound dozens of civilians

Armed mob forced entry into the site and opened fire on the internally displaced persons sheltering inside the UN base.

Pakistan

Militancy brings the curtain down on 13 Peshawar schools, PA told

Opposition MPA Mufti Syed Janan calls figure wrong, seeks action against officials.

Blogs

We don't need cyber security that tramples on basic rights

Once passed, the bill will allow council members a broad range of powers, with little or no space for being challenged.

Test of nerves: Pakistan’s four greatest Test victories

NFP recalls the drama and the ecstasy where the team came from behind to snatch unexpected wins.

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Sport

Ajmal given clearance for Worcestershire stint

“We have given NOC to Ajmal but want him to return in mid-July so that he can be part of team's tour to Sri Lanka.”

Nadal, Federer breeze into Monte Carlo last eight

Champion Djokovic also dropped just one game as he demolished Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0 6-1.

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.

Business

Sindh announces sales tax amnesty

Sindh Revenue Board's amnesty scheme comes into immediate effect for citizens who have so far failed to pay sales tax.

Stocks retreat by 107 points

Stocks on Thursday saw pullback with the KSE-100 index closing down by 107.81 points to 29,350.34.

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 98.00 98.25
U.K. 163.60 163.80
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,085 642.85
Multan 41,060 686.00
Sci-Tech

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

The feature must be turned on by the user, so people shouldn't expect to broadcast their location unknowingly.

Google still a top pick for Wall Street, despite mobile ad challenges

Many also expect Google's Enhanced Campaigns advertisement program and other ad products to improve monetization

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