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.

Pakistan

Govt inaction against militants criticised

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

Pakistan

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.

Pakistan

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.

Pakistan

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.

Newspaper

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.

Pakistan

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.

Pakistan

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

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

Pakistan

KP withdraws demand for biometric system in LG polls

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

Pakistan

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.

Blogs

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.”

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Sport

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.

Business

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
Sci-Tech

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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