ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Sania Nishter wins first round of WHO chief election
Defeating the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Hungary, Pakistan has won the first round of elections to the global head of World Health Organization (WHO). According to a spokesman of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination at the election held in the United Nations office in Geneva... Read more
ISPR issues statement on allotment of land to Raheel Sharif
The Pakistan Army has strongly reacted on media reports  regarding allotment of land to former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif. In a twitter message, GG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said  “Issue of allotment of agricultural land to Army officers and soldiers is being debated and conjectured for last few... Read more
Pakistan looking forward to working with Trump administration
Pakistan is looking forward to working with the new administration in Washington DC as it has a long standing relationship with the United States, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said here Thursday. Responding to a question at the weekly briefing, he said US President Trump did speak with Prime... Read more
Trump says ban on Muslims necessary because world is “a total mess”
US President Donald Trump said late Wednesday that his plan to limit the entry of people from several Muslim countries was necessary because the world is “a total mess”. Interviewed on ABC News, Trump denied that it was a ban on Muslims. “No it´s not the Muslim ban, but... Read more
Pakistan experiences excessively above normal rains this winter
Rainfall in the country except Gilgit Bultistan, was recorded excessively above normal during the period of first 26 days of January for this winter. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD),during November 1, 2016 to January 26, 2017, rainfall over the country was remained close to normal, while during the period of November &... Read more
WEF clarifies PM’s participation in Annual Meeting
The World Economic Forum (WEF) in a letter on Thursday clarified that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was invited by the Forum and said it was “delighted” over his participation in the Annual Meeting at Davos Klosters. The Head of Media Operations and Events of the World Economic Forum, Yann Zopf, in a letter... Read more
Facebook gets ex-Xiaomi executive Barra as new VR head
Social media giant Facebook announced late Wednesday it had recruited Hugo Barra, who recently quit a top position with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, as its new head of virtual reality. “I´m excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts, including our Oculus... Read more
Actress Parul Yadav attacked by stray dogs in Mumbai
Actress Parul Yadav was attacked by a pack of stray dogs near her Mumbai residence. According to media reports, Parul was attacked by six dogs while she was walking her own puppy near her apartment in Mumbai’s western suburb of Jogeshwari. The actress, who has acted in Ram Gopal... Read more
Iran actress to boycott Oscars over Muslim visa ban
The Iranian star of Oscar-nominated film “The Salesman” said Thursday she would boycott the awards in protest at President Donald Trump’s “racist” ban on Muslim immigrants. “Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist. Whether this will include a cultural event or not, I won’t attend the #AcademyAwards 2017 in... Read more
Foreign exchange rates

Foreign exchange rates

Business January 26, 2017 0

The Exchange Rates Committee of Financial Markets Association of Pakistan issued the following exchange rates bulletin, here on Thursday. LIBOR FOR CALCULATING INTEREST ON SPECIAL US DOLLAR BONDS VIDE SBP F.E. CIRCULAR NO.42 & 21.07.98 & 04.08.98 RESPECTIVELY. LIBOR VALUE 6 MONTHS US DOLLAR 1.3457 26.01.17 CONVERSION RATES FOR 26TH JANUARY... Read more
Seven Indian soldiers among 11 dead in Kashmir avalanches
Seven Indian soldiers and four civilians have been killed in avalanches in the heavily militarized Himalayan region of Kashmir, Indian army and police officials said on Thursday. Kashmir has seen heavy snow this week and authorities have warned of the “high danger” of avalanches over the next two days.... Read more
Serena, Venus set up dream Australian Open final
Unstoppable Serena Williams zeroed in on a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title Thursday by setting up an Australian Open final against her older sister Venus, as the siblings’ dream came true. The ruthless world number two proved one step too far for unseeded Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, whose fairytale tournament... Read more
PEMRA bans Amir Liaquat’s programme ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned Amir Liaquat and his show ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ on BOL News.  According to PEMRA notification issued on Thursday, Amir Liaquat shall not host any programme or appear on any TV in any manner (fresh, old or repeat) including (but... Read more
Australia cruise to 57-run victory against Pakistan
Australia cruised to a 57-run victory over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. After setting an imposing total of 369-7, thanks to a record opening partnership of 284 between David Warner and Travis Head, the Australians bowled Pakistan out for 312.... Read more