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Nawaz Sharif rejects JIT charge he hid UAE employment

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had declared his chairmanship of FZE Capital as well as his Iqama [employment contract] in the nomination papers he submitted prior to the last general elections. This was stated in a 25-page reply submitted by the premier’s counsel to the apex court on Sunday. The detailed response was […]

My money trail is not ‘missing’, all documents submitted in court: Imran Khan’s rebuttal

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): A day after Imran Khan’s “lack of salary records” made headlines, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief held a press conference at Bani Gala to refute the allegations of money laundering and tax evasion levelled against him. “Everyone knows that I earned money abroad and brought it back to Pakistan, and purchased Bani […]

Withheld coalition funds were reimbursement not assistance, says ambassador to US

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AFP): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry on Friday clarified that the funds withheld by the US Department of Defence were reimbursement for expenses incurred by Pakistan towards achieving “our common objectives in the fight against terrorism’ and were not assistance. The Pentagon has withheld $50 million to be paid under the […]

Global

US urges India and China to reduce tension through direct dialogue

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (INP): The Pentagon has encouraged India and China to engage in a direct dialogue free of any “coercive aspects”. “We encourage India and China to engage in direct dialogue aimed at reducing tensions and free of any coercive aspects,” Gary Ross, a defence department spokesman said Saturday Over the past week, the US state […]

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Indian army thrash, injure seven cops in IHK

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

SRINAGAR (INP): Seven policemen were injured in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district Saturday when they were thrashed by Indian Army personnel at a check post, police said. Police have filed a case against the Army personnel, an official said, adding that records kept at a police station were also damaged. The incident took place when private […]

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Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuterts): US President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than 10 years ago in […]

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Pakistan

Oil tanker owners on countrywide strike

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA) announced to go on a countrywide strike starting Monday in protest of the safety rules imposed by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). The decision has been taken to also protest the fines being levied by the Motorway police, APOTA Chairperson Yousaf Shahwani said. “OGRA […]

No objectionable content in Volume 10 of JIT report: PM’s lawyer

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris has said that there is no objectionable content in Volume 10 of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report. Khawaja Haris stated that a specific part of Volume 10 is about Nescol and Nelson companies, and the letter of July 16 has also been attached with it. […]

Won’t let Imran hide behind welfare institutes: Khawaja Asif

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

SIALKOT (Online): Defence Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khawaja Asif has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will not be allowed to hide behind welfare institutions. The minister expressed his views while talking to media after holding an open court at the Muslim League House in Sialkot, and demanded Imran […]

327 pilgrims depart as Hajj flight operation begins

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Hajj flight operations under government Hajj scheme begun on Monday as 327 pilgrims departed from Islamabad’s Benazir International airport. Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf bid farewell to the pilgrims at the airport. While talking to media he said that travelling is being made luxurious for the pilgrims. “The […]

Chaudhry Nisar postpones his press conference

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali has postponed his press conference that was scheduled to be held on Sunday (today) at 05:00 PM. As per details made available, the presser has been delayed for one day, and will now be conducted on Monday. It has been leant that the reason behind this adjournment is […]

Khasadar force personnel killed in IED blast in Khyber Agency

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

PESHAWAR (INP): A Khasadar force personnel was martyred and another injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Khyber Agency’s Sheen Drang area on Sunday, security sources said. According to sources, the incident took place in Aka Khel area of Khyber Agency, which is situated adjacent to Peshawar, on the other side of […]

Chaudhry Nisar won’t leave PML-N: Javed Hashmi

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

MULTAN (NNI): Veteran politician Javed Hashmi has claimed his experience tells him Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar will not leave the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Addressing the media in Multan on Sunday, Hashmi, a former PML-N leader himself, said Nisar should not leave the party but instead resign from his ministry. Terming Nisar an asset of […]

Those seeking power will get nothing out of maligning PM: Shehbaz

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

LAHORE (APP) : Those trying to get to find their way to power will get nothing out of hurling allegations at a sincere leader, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Sunday. While hinting at the opposition and their demands of the prime minister’s resignation, Shehbaz said the people who were campaigning against the prime […]

Drivers on strike: Saad says train operations continuing as per routine

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said train operations are continuing as per routine across the country, Radio Pakistan reported. The development came after the Train Drivers Welfare Association (TDWA) announced a countrywide strike which resulted in suspension of operations in many parts of the country. Talking to reporters in Lahore on Sunday, […]

Balochistan CM orders crackdown on ghost employees

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

QUETTA (APP): Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has ordered a crackdown on ghost employees in the provincial government departments. Issuing instructions to the local administration in all divisions of the province, Zehri said that ghost employees in dispensaries, hospitals, educational institutions and other places should be traced and punished under the law. He said […]

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Afghanistan

Resurgent Taliban seize Kohistan, Taywara districts

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have overrun the Lowlash area of the Kohistan district centre of northwestern Faryab province, officials acknowledged on Sunday. Elsewhere in the north, the militants captured Taywara district after fierce clashes in Ghorprovince early Sunday morning. The town had only one check -post manned by the security forces. Faryab police spokesman Abdul Karim Yourish said hundreds of militants […]

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Friendly fire by US missile kills 16 Afghan policemen

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

KANDAHAR (AFP) – A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed including two […]

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16 Afghan policemen killed in US airstrike

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

HELMAND (AFP): A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed including two commanders,” he said. “Two […]

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Business

CPEC to weigh on foreign currency reserves situation: Moody’s

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Moody’s Investors Service has raised several questions pertaining to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said the mega project would widen the current account and could weigh on the foreign currency reserves situation. In a report, Moody’s raised four questions related to CPEC and also gave replies or analysis pertaining to these questions. […]

KSE 100-index bounces back after morning’s 1,000-point fall

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

KARACHI: After falling over 1,000 points early Wednesday, the Pakistan Stock Exchange bounced back later in the day, with the KSE 100-index settling at 43,980 points around 2pm. When the index dropped by over 1,000 points in the morning, it was feared that Wednesday’s performance would mirror the day before’s, when the index plunged over […]

Moody’s affirms Pakistan’s B3 rating, maintains stable outlook

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

NEW YORK (NNI): Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Government of Pakistan’s B3 issuer and senior unsecured ratings, and maintained a stable outlook. Pakistan’s medium-term growth outlook is strong, supported by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project to address critical infrastructure constraints, and the continuing effects of macrostability-enhancing reforms started under the International Monetary Fund […]

Gold price goes up by $2 in international market

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Price of gold settled at $1210 per ounce in international market following a sharp surge of $2. However, there was no increase in gold price in domestic market. All Pakistan Supreme Council Jewelers Association’s report stated that price of gold remained stable at Rs50200 per tola and 10 gram remained stable at Rs43028. […]

Chinese company to reconstruct Lahore airport

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2017

BEIJING (Monitoring Desk): A Chinese construction company has won a contract worth an estimated $382 million to reconstruct the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. According to China’s state-owned Peoples Daily, the contract was awarded to China Construction Third Engineering Bureau and after the reconstruction, the airport will become the largest in the country. This […]

Panama JIT revelation jitters investors, PSX loses 1500 points

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Market plunged by 1500 points following the excerpts of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) appeared yesterday evening, revealing all the transactions done by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were not disclosed by him or his family members. PSX 100-index fell 1,500 points or 3.25% in early trade, in reaction to […]

Pakistan Mango Festival held in Paris

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A large variety of Mango dishes creatively prepared and artistically presented by the renowned French two Michelin star Chef Sylvester Wahid enthralled the French dignitaries and notables at the first of its kind Pakistan Mango Festival held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Paris. According to a statement issued here, Chef Wahid, […]

SBP sets rules for banks wanting to be fully sharia compliant

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan’s central bank has issued guidelines covering how banks that want to be fully-fledged sharia compliant can achieve that status, setting a three-year time frame for applicants to complete the process. The rules aim to accelerate the growth of Islamic banking in the Muslim-majority country. The sector enjoys double-digit growth but lags conventional […]

Bullish trend witnessed at Pakistan Stock Exchange

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): The bench mark KSE-100 index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed a bullish trend on Monday. The KSE-100 index experienced a gain of 2.33% or 1,051.66 points to close the trading day at 46,273.81. Over 120 million shares were traded during Monday’s session with a total value exceeding Rs 10.1 billion.

Qatar Petroleum and Total to launch joint venture

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2017

DOHA (AFP): State-owned Qatar Petroleum and French energy giant Total will formally launch a 25-year joint venture to develop the Al Shaheen oil field this week, the companies said Monday. The North Oil Company, to be launched on Tuesday, will be made up of a 70 percent stake from QP and a 30 percent stake […]

Sports

Aisam wins thriller to clinch Hall of Fame Doubles Championship

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

NEWPORT (AFP): Continuing his superb form this year, Pakistan’s tennis star Aisam ul Haq has added yet another feather to his cap by winning the doubles title of the ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championship, held in Newport. The top seeded pair of Aisam and Rajeev Ram – his partner from the US – defeated […]

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Ashes series under threat from Australia pay dispute, says players union – report

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

MELBOURNE (AFP): Australia’s cricketers union is reportedly warning its players this summer’s home Ashes series might be scrapped, even if a new pay deal can be reached tentatively with Cricket Australia (CA). According to Fairfax Media, the head of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA), Alistair Nicholson, sent an email on Saturday to players, warning the Test series against […]

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Hasan Ali signs up for Caribbean Premier League: sources

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan pacer and Champions Trophy hero Hasan Ali has been signed by West Indies’ popular T20 venture Caribbean Premier League (CPL), sources within the Pakistan Cricket Board said. According to the sources, the star bowler will be featuring for CPL franchise St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, which also boasts the likes of […]

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Fashion

Pakistan movie Sawaan touches hearts in Madrid

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

Pakistani movie, Saawan, received the Best Foreign Language Feature Film during the award ceremony of Madrid International Film Festival, which was held from July 8 to July 15. Directed by Farhan Alam, Saawan touches upon the true story of a child with physical disabilities. The film is a “quest for survival” and a tale of […]

Bollywood’s biggest stars shine at India film awards

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD (AFP): India’s biggest Bollywood stars lit up an American stadium Saturday with a dazzling celebration of dance, music and fashion at the International Indian Film Academy awards just outside New York. Held each year in a different city overseas, IIFA is India’s biggest media event and one of the world’s most-watched annual entertainment […]

Not jealous of appreciation that Saba Qamar is getting: Mahira Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2017

KARACHI (NNI): Stunning Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has said that she is not jealous of the appreciation that Saba Qamar is receiving. In a statement, Mahira Khan said that people prefer to watch drama instead of films and that she also got fame from drama industry. Hamsafar drama was the reason of what I am […]

Project Ghazi release delayed after premiere night

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Online): If you made plans to watch Pakistan’s first ever superhero film, Project Ghazi, over the weekend then we have some bad news for you. The film, which was scheduled to release across cinemas on July 14, has pushed forward its release to an unannounced date. Following its premiere at Nueplex Cinema, Karachi on […]

My comments always create controversy, says Salman Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2017

NEW DELHI (Online): Unfortunately, Salman Khan has earned a reputation for making statements which become national news for all the wrong reasons. More often than not, he finds himself at the centre of controversy. However, we find it hard to blame him considering he is always subjected to media glare. When asked by an Indian […]

Kohli and Anushka switch on ‘holiday mode’ in NYC

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2017

NEW YORK (Web Desk): While the Indian cricket team continues to make rounds in the media for its change in the coaches, skipper Virat Kohli is happily roaming the streets of New York City with his Bollywood ladylove Anushka Sharma. The high-profile couple seems to be enjoying some quality time together, as Anushka prepares to […]

Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): An animated television special featuring Michael Jackson will premiere this year for Halloween in the latest posthumous project by the estate of the late King of Pop. The estate said “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” will air on CBS in the United States around the October 31 holiday dedicated to the ghoulish and supernatural. […]

‘Project Ghazi’ to be released on July 14

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

LAHORE (APP): The film of Syed Muhammad Ali Raza, “Project Ghazi” will be released in cinema houses on July 14. The film is based on a Science fiction and senior TV artist, Talat Hussain has performed as a scienctist in the film. The film also highlighted the role of Pakistan Army for the defence of […]

No record of Meera’s Nikkah with Atiq present: Secretary union council

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): Secretary Union Council of Lahore’s Makkah Colony has denied the Nikkah of Pakistani film actor Meera with Atiq-ur-Rehman, saying that there is no such record present. During the hearing, the secretary told the court that the council doesn’t have any evidence of such marriage. It is to be mentioned here that Meera challenged […]

Katrina’s picture with Muammar Gaddafi takes social media by storm

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2017

MUMBAI (Web Desk): Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif’s 15-year-old picture with Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has stirred social media. Fashion model and television anchor Shamita Singh shared the picture that also features Neha Dhupia and Aditi Gowitrikar among other popular Indian models. The photograph had been from a private fashion show that was conducted in Libya. […]