Country cannot afford dictatorship: Khursheed

Shah says the country cannot afford a dictatorship and that the judiciary will not endorse any ‘misadventure’.

Pakistan

IMF not satisfied with bill on ‘SBP autonomy’

IMF is expected to take up the issue with Pakistan during third quarterly review of the $6.78 billion bailout package.

Pakistan

PM orders judicial probe into attack on Hamid Mir

The government also announced a reward of Rs10 million for any information leading to the arrest of culprits.

World

Abdullah ahead in partial Afghan vote results

Karzai's top rival has 44pc of the vote tallied so far while his closest competitor Ghani received 33.2pc of the vote.

Pakistan

Road accident kills 41 in Sukkur

At least 41 people were killed, several others injured in a bus-trailer collision on the National Highway near Sukkur.

World

Kuwait court shuts two newspapers over coup articles

Al Watan and Alam Al Yawm were suspended for articles about a secret probe into a coup plot to overthrow the govt.

World

Eight dead as skydivers’ plane crashes in Finland

There were 11 people on board. 3 of them, including the pilot, jumped to safety before the plane crashed, police said.

Pakistan

Gas balloons explode burning 17 people in Lahore

The balloons were released during CM Punjab's inauguration of an overhead bridge near Lahore's Walton road.

Pakistan

Slain ANP leader’s house attacked; Police foil terror bid

Unknown gunmen attacked the house of the late Mian Mushtaq late last night and abducted three of his relatives.

Pakistan

UN officials confirm staff members go missing in Pakistan

Two local employees working for the Unicef were suspected to have been kidnapped from Karachi.

Blogs

Attack on Hamid Mir: You have the right to remain silent

Our budding forensic investigation experts have already decided who the triggermen in the attack on Mr Mir are.

Celebrities in Indian politics: The dance of democracy

The 2014 Indian Elections happen to feature a record number of Bollywood celebrities contesting across parties.

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Sport

Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

It was Wawrinka's only second win over Swiss compatriot in 15 career meetings and his first title at the Masters level.

Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

Liverpool opened up a five-point lead over second-placed Chelsea with three matches remaining.

‘ECB annoyance made PCB give Rashid cold shoulder’

According to sources, the ECB was not happy with PCB's offer to Rashid who has been blunt in his support of Kaneria.

The engineering of squash

For over five glorious decades, Pakistan ruled squash as the Mughals, in their heyday, ruled over the subcontinent.

Business

Dar’s statement helps dollar gain 1pc

Dar’s statement that the dollar will be kept around Rs98 to support the export industry created panic-like situation.

Sindh millers raise flour prices

The rate of flour has been raised to Rs38 per kg from Rs37 per kg, and the prices may go up further in the coming days.

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 98.75 99.00
U.K. 164.20 164.40
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,428 642.85
Multan - -
Sci-Tech

Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

The Twitter block was lifted earlier this month after the court ruled that it breached freedom of expression.

Health care site flagged in heartbleed review

Password change recommended following a review of the government's vulnerability to Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier – just another sequel

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Widely considered the most popular Spanish writer since de Cervantes in 17th century, he died at home in Mexico City.

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