$1.1 billion raised from 3G, 4G auction

$903 million were raised for 3G mobile phone networks, as well as $210 million for the more advanced 4G spectrum.

Pakistan

Govt, Taliban negotiators reach consensus on ceasefire

Samiul Haq said the two committees have agreed to form a new subcommittee to address reservations shown by both sides.

Pakistan

FATA committee seeks parliamentarians’ help for reforms

Senators from various parties said that FATA people are wrongly treated as “subjects” of Pakistan instead of citizens.

Pakistan

SHC adjourns Musharraf's ECL application until May 7

The SHC adjourned a hearing on the retired general's application to have his name excluded from the ECL.

World

Israel strikes Gaza shortly after Palestinian unity deal

The raid came after the announcement by Hamas and the PLO of an agreement to form a unity government.

World

Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

Afghanistan's preliminary presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations.

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Bangladesh court orders Khaleda's trial go ahead

The High Court rejected the former two-time premier's appeals to halt the trial.

Pakistan

Govt inaction against militants criticised

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

Pakistan

Post-blast training for BDS members

The training includes handling of practical explosions and additional methods to defuse bombs.

Pakistan

Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti

Gas supply to Sui purification plant was suspended after the blast, said an official.

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Saving international universities

An opportunity exists for Pakistani students who were turned away by the same schools that now face an enrolment crunch.

A eulogy for 2,100 bustards

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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.”

Mourinho's cautious Chelsea frustrate Atletico

Chelsea's defensive game plan worked perfectly as it held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

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.

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
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Huawei says reports of NSA spying won't impact growth

Last year's revelations of global US surveillance programs have undercut some US-based multinationals' businesses.

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