First round of 3G, 4G sprectrum licenses auction concludes

The first round of 3G, 4G spectrum licenses auction ended at the base price of $1.3 billion.


Govt inaction against militants criticised

PML-N senator, Mohammad Hamza questions logic of continuing talks with TTP amid violence.


Power tariff reduced for one month

Nepra approved a Rs1.02 per unit reduction in electricity tariff for next month due to a decline in fuel prices.


19 people injured in Swat road accident

The casualties took place when an over-speeding pick-up plunged into a trench on Swat’s Marghazar road.


IMF has reservations over autonomy proposed for SBP, Senate panel told

IMF's dissatisfaction over the issue has been confirmed by SBP's acting governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra.


Fewer than 10,000 US troops to remain in Afghanistan after ’14

The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 — to mark the end of the war, Obama officials say.


NAB about to finalise four more references in RPP scam

NAB is about to finalise four more references related to Rs82 billion Rental Power Projects (RPP) scam.


Lesco chief’s poor performance; ministry warns of ‘direct action’

Over-billing, dwindling recoveries and overall mismanagement draw ministry ire.


KP withdraws demand for biometric system in LG polls

The KP government settled on introducing the system at a small tehsil of district Haripur.


Malik admits security problems in three districts

Malik admits there are security problems in Panjgur, Kech and Kacchi districts and the govt is trying to curb it.


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.

Death in the time of the Taliban

“It was easier to mourn when people died individually and were not killed in droves by suicide bombers.”


PCB denies ECB’s role in Rashid episode

“The fact of the matter is that at no stage did (ECB), or any of its officials, comment on Rashid Latif’s appointment.”

Sangakkara, Jayawardene in trouble with SLC

The two veterans are facing disciplinary action for their criticism of the board in a dispute over their retirement.

Giggs set to take over after Moyes sacked

United sacked manager David Moyes on Tuesday, just 10 months after he succeeded Alex Ferguson at the helm.

India's Supreme Court wants own investigators in IPL case

The Supreme Court has preferred its own panel of investigators rather than let Indian cricket scrutinize itself.


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.

Stocks regain 313 points on foreign buying

Shares clinched strong gains on Tuesday with KSE-100 index up by 313.07 points or 1.08 per cent to close at 29,191.84.

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 99.40 99.65
U.K. 166.30 166.50
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,300 642.85
Multan 41,750 686.00

3G and 4G Spectrum auction to be held today

The government aims to raise roughly $1.2 billion from the 3G and 4G Spectrum Auction later today.

PTA to sue Reuters for ‘fabricated’ report on 3G auction

PTA says Reuters tried to damage the 3/4G auction process, through which the govt expects to raise at least $1.3billion

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