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NAB seeks details of Shaif family properties in Saudi

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has written a letter to Saudi Arabia Authorities and looking for details of properties of the Sharif family in the Saudi Kingdom. The letter was written under the Mutual Legal Assistance. The NAB has asked the Saudi government to provide details of Azizia Steel Mills and also requested […]

Did not have differences with all army chiefs, says Nawaz

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the perception that he has had differences with all army chiefs, saying his government has also had cordial relations with certain military leaders. Sharif said this in an interview with the BBC on Thursday — his first detailed interview with foreign news media after the […]

Zardari says never took any benefit from Nawaz Sharif, too late for negotiation

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Former President Asif Ali Zardari claimed on Thursday that he neither took any benefit from Nawaz Sharif in past nor plans to do so in future, adding that politics of Sharif family has ended and it is too late to make negotiations now. Zardari along with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal […]

NAB obtains volume 10 of Panama JIT report

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday has obtained volume 10 of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report for the investigation against Sharif family. Sources told that NAB’s first plea was rejected by Supreme Court’s (SC) registrar office, however it accepted the second application. Volume 10 consists of more than 415 pages while […]

MQM-P rubbishes Kamal’s allegations regarding burning national flag

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), while once again condemning founder Altaf Hussain, rubbished the Pak Sarzameen Party’s allegations that Farooq Sattar led party had burnt national flags on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day. Addressing news conference along members of the Rabita Committee, Chief of MQM-P Dr Farooq Sattar said that MQM […]

Army capable to meet all internal, external challenges: COAS

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan Army is capable to meet all internal and external challenges. He was speaking to the youth undergoing annual internship programme during his visit to Inter Services Publication Directorate (ISPR). COAS addressed and interacted with youth undergoing annual internship programme at ISPR. COAS […]

Global

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

The South African parliament has narrowly voted to keep President Jacob Zuma in office in a secret no-confidence motion against the scandal-plagued leader. Members of the 400-seat parliament voted, 198 to 177 with nine abstentions, on Tuesday against the proposal to remove the president. The opposition needed at least 50 votes from the ruling African […]

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Stripping Palestinians of residency may be ‘war crime’

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

Nearly 15,000 Palestinians in Jerusalem have had their residency status revoked [AP Photo] Israel is pushing Jerusalem’s Palestinian residents to leave their homes through a policy of systematic transfer that violates international law, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. “Israel claims to treat Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set […]

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N Korea threatens missile strike on US territory Guam

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

North Korea said on Wednesday it is “carefully examining” a plan to strike the US Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, just hours after US President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury”. A spokesman for the Korean People’s Army, in a statement […]

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US-led coalition air raids kill 29 civilians in Raqqa

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

US-led coalition raids on Raqqa in northern Syria have killed 29 civilians over the past 24 hours as American-backed forces battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, a monitor said on Tuesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine women and 14 children had been killed in coalition air raids […]

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Five dead as quake strikes in remote part of China’s Sichuan province

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2017

BEIJING (Reuters): An earthquake measuring 6.5 in magnitude struck China’s remote and mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing five people and causing some damage to buildings in a tourist resort. The quake struck in a sparsely populated area 200 km (120 miles) west-northwest of the city of Guangyuan […]

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Tillerson in Thailand as US ties improve

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2017

BANGKOK (REUTERS): Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Thailand on Tuesday in the highest level visit by a US official since a military coup in 2014 soured relations with the United States and brought the ruling junta closer to China. Tillerson’s visit follows his attendance at a regional security forum in Manila at the […]

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Pakistan

Dengue virus: Nine patients died in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

Wisal Yousafzai PESHAWAR: As many as nine persons hailing from Tehkal area of Peshawar have been died of Dengue Virus till now after the disease turn into epidemic in the provincial capital. Talking to The Frontier Post people of Tehkal area said that so far nine people have been died from dengue disease in the area but […]

SHC orders retrial of journalist Wali Babar’s killer

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of Faisal Mahmood aka Mota, a convict in Wali Khan Babar murder case and ordered a retrial by the lower courts. The SHC heared an appeal filed by Faisal Mota, who was awarded a death sentence in absentia, by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) […]

Congo virus patient dies in Peshawar hospital

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A man suffering from Congo virus died in a private hospital of the city on Wednesday. The deceased, Waheedullah Afridi, was diagnosed with the virus around a week ago. Subsequently, he was admitted to North West General Hospital in the provincial capital for treatment. Waheedullah belonged to Jamrud, Khyber Agency and had come to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia six months ago. Before moving to Saudi Arabia, […]

Change in Pakistan will only come through vote, says Saad Rafique

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

LAHORE (APP): Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Wednesday that positive change in Pakistan will only come through vote, not through other means. Speaking at an event, Rafique said the people of Pakistan will not accept change brought from through any undemocratic process, further adding that the country’s future is linked with democracy. “Pakistan […]

Ch Shujaat arrives in Karachi; aims to unite Muslim League factions

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

KARACHI (NNI): Pakistan Mulsim League-Quaid (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said on Wednesday that he is on a mission to unite the Muslim League factions in the greater interest of the country. Hussain, a former prime minister, arrived in Karachi today. Addressing the media at the airport, Hussain said those crying conspiracy should now disclose […]

SHC directs NAB to continue inquiries against Sindh officials

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has on Wednesday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to continue its inquiries against the officials of Sindh government including Members Provincial Assembly (MPAs) and bureaucrats. The court issued these directives while hearing a set of petitions challenging new provincial law repealing the applicability of the NAB Ordinance in the […]

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Afghanistan

Kabul huddle underlines women’s issues

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of a gathering in Kabul termed insecurity, old traditions and lack of financial resources as big challenges women faced in the country. The gathering, an initiative of Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, presidential advisor on UN related matters, was also attended by UN Women’s Representative Rebecca Tavares and members of civil society organizations. Haseena […]

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Militants use children in Paktia battles

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Militants have been using children as fighters in battles with security forces in Paktia province, said by a human rights official. Saifur Rahman Niazai, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) head for Paktia, said the presence of children and youth in rebels’ ranks was concerning and against national and international laws. “We are […]

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US Sends 100 More Marines to Helmand to Fight Taliban

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

KABUL (Tolo News): The US is sending up to 100 additional Marines to Afghanistan to strengthen its force in Helmand province, the Pentagon confirmed. The deployment, first reported by NBC News, will be to bolster Marines who are already deployed to the US Central Command area of operations, said US Central Command spokesman maj. Josh […]

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Taliban Attack Janekhil District, Clashes Ongoing

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

PAKTIA (Tolo News): Taliban insurgents have again attacked Janekhil district of eastern Paktia province on Tuesday night and clashes with the security forces continue, security source said on Wednesday. The clashes took place after the insurgents attacked security check posts in the district and “reinforcements are needed urgently,” according to the source. Janekhil fell into […]

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President vows to avenge Sar-i-Pul massacre

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday vowed to avenge the massacre of innocent people in the Sayyad district of northern Sar-i-Pul province. Addressing a gathering on Anti-Corruption Drive, the president offered his condolences to the bereaved families and said the enemy of the country once again showed their utter disregard for human life […]

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Mirza Olang displaced families living miserable lives

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

KABUL (Tolo News): Families from Mirza Olang village in Sar-e-Pul province, who fled to the provincial capital, say they are living lives of misery following clashes in the area. They said they have not received any assistance from the government and non-government organizations and lack access to primary needs of life. Baqer, head of a […]

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Business

Have submitted tax record for 34 years in SC, says Ishaq Dar

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk): Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that 34-year-old tax returns have been submitted in the Supreme Court (SC) and he is ready to even write a book if the court says. He was addressing National Workshop on Pakistan’s National Action Plan for Open Government Partnership in Islamabad on Thursday. The Minister said good […]

FBR sends notices to more than 2,000 people over ‘expensive gifts’

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sent notices to over 2,000 people who declared receiving expensive gifts in their wealth statements in the last fiscal year. FBR officials believe the untaxed ‘gifts’ could have been used to launder money and evade taxes. Sources in the FBR said that three people received gifts […]

Apple ordered to pay $506 million to university in patent dispute

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): A US judge on Monday ordered Apple Inc to pay $506 million for infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing arm, more than doubling the damages initially imposed on Apple by a jury. US District Judge William Conley in Madison added $272 million to a $234 million jury […]

Garments worth US$ 2.136 billion exported in previous FY

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Readymade garments exports from the country during previous financial year (2016-17) increased by 5.55 percent as compared the corresponding period of last financial year. During 12 months of financial year, 2016-17, about 34,785 thousand dozen of readymade garments worth US$ 2.316 billion exported as compared the exports of 32,775 thousand dozen valuing US$ […]

US venture capital’s digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

NEW YORK ( Reuters):  US venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge – some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don’t need their money. Only a few years ago, digital currency entrepreneurs, like other Silicon Valley peers, had […]

Mobile phone import decline by 5.78%

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): The import of mobile phones during fiscal year 2016-17 fell by 5.78 per cent as compared to same period the previous year. Mobile phone imports during the period under review were recorded at $709.69 million against the import of $753.224 million in July-June (2015-16). According to latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics(PBS), […]

Sports

Najam Sethi favourite as PCB elects new chairman tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will meet tomorrow to elect its new chairman following the end of Shahryar Khan’s tenure as chairman, with Najam Sethi as the clear favourite. The special BoG meeting will elect the new chairman to lead the helm of affairs of cricket in the […]

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Tennis: Nadal eyes number one in Montreal with Murray sidelined

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2017

MONTREAL (AFP): Rafael Nadal says he ll focus on the foes in front of him at the ATP Montreal Masters this week, and not on his chance to return to number one in the world. A semi-final run in Montreal would see the Spaniard supplant Britain s Andy Murray atop the rankings. “I don t even think about […]

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Babar Azam responds to being called ‘Virat Kohli of Pakistan’

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2017

Web Desk LAHORE: Young Pakistani batsman Babar Azam broke ice on the matter of comparison with Indian maestro Virat Kohli, admitting he’s is just a beginner while Kohli has already established himself as one of the greatest batsmen. He stressed his fans to call him ‘Babar Azam of Pakistan’ rather than Virat Kohli of Pakistan. […]

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Zidane hints Ronaldo to feature against Man United

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2017

SKOPJE (AFP): Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane indicated that Cristiano Ronaldo will feature in the UEFA Super Cup against Manchester United after travelling with the squad to Skopje on Monday. Ronaldo was surprisingly named in the reigning European champions´ group for Tuesday´s match in the Macedonian capital after only returning to training with his club […]

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England v South Africa: Trevor Bayliss says win does not ‘paper over the cracks’

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2017

England coach Trevor Bayliss says the series win over South Africa does not “paper over the cracks” in his team. They ended a run of three series without a win, but have not established batsmen to fill positions of opener, number three and number five. “It’s no secret that we’re still looking for guys to […]

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Misbah, Younis and Afridi await PCB’s promised farewell ceremony

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE:  Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) claims of holding farewell events to honour legends Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan remain empty promises as Shehryar Khan has relinquished from PCB’s top spot. Arguably, Pakistan’s most successful captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan bid farewell to gentleman game in May during West Indies tour. Likewise, Shahid […]

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Fashion

Angelina Jolie puts movies aside for cooking

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AFP): Angelina Jolie has put movie-making on hold to become a better mom, take cooking classes and do ordinary tasks like picking up dog poop. In an interview with Vanity Fair released on Wednesday, the actress said life after splitting in September from husband Brad Pitt was focused on looking after her health […]

Actor Jason Bateman gets Hollywood star

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2017

Emmy-nominated actor Jason Bateman was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, 30 years after breaking into the movies in “Teen Wolf Too.” “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston, who appeared in five films with Bateman, and Will Arnett, his cast mate on television’s “Arrested Development,” gave speeches paying tribute to his […]

Shazia Manzoor makes music comeback

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Lollywood playback singer Shazia Manzoor is back to the entertainment circuit following an extended hiatus. With preparations to release her first music album in eight years, it’s no surprise that the veteran artist has locked in Eidul Azha as the release date. Speaking with the private channel, the Raatan Kaaliyan crooner shed light as to why […]

Katrina Kaif leaves fans surprised with no arms ‘push-ups’

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif, who is not only known for her glamorous looks but also hard work in gym, has now shown up in new video doing unimaginable stunt. Katrina posted a new short video on Instagram in which she was seen doing push-ups by using her both arms at first […]

Meera announces to contest elections against Imran Khan in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): Lollywood actress Meera has announced to contest against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in Lahore. In an interview, Meera said that she is hundred percent confident over her victory if she joins politics and that the nation will vote me against Imran Khan. She further said that preparations have been started for […]

Tunisia bans Wonder Woman film over Israeli star

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2017

TUNIS (AFP): A Tunisian court has banned the US film “Wonder Woman” which stars an Israeli actress, more than a month after it had been scheduled to open at cinemas in the Arab state, a legal source said Wednesday. Lebanon has also banned Wonder Woman, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of Israel. The […]