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Pakistan will continue to raise voice for the rights of Kashmiri people, says Barjees Tahir

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir Affairs, Barjees Tahir said that Pakistan will continue its support in highlighting the rightful cause of Kashmiri people. This he said while issuing a statement to media regarding the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. Barjees said that Pakistan strongly condemned the innocent and uramed Kashmiri youth […]

Siraj demands accountability of generals & judges

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-i-Islami Chief, Senator Siraj-ul-Haq said that accountability needs to be applied on the Generals, judges and bureaucrats and demanded across the board accountability in the country. This he said while addressing to Public meeting. Siraj said that his party will continue its struggle to end the menace of corruption in the country. […]

Dialogue door is close for PML-N says Zardari

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD:  Former president Asif Ali Zardari has said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is continuing with its political strategy and all the door of dialogues with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was closed. This he said while talking to senior leader Faisal Saleh Hayat in Islamabad to discuss the political scenario of the country. […]

Nisar was confused in his press conference: Sheikh Rasheed

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2017

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed has said that senior leader of PML-N, Chaudhry Nisar held a press conference in hurry and he was not able to reveal what he has in heart. AML chief said that now it is clear that PML-N have rifts among the party and now […]

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee visits NESCOM: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2017

RAWALPINDI (APP): Chairman JCS Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Sunday visited National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), informed ISPR. Expressing satisfaction over the development and progress of various strategic systems and capabilities, Chairman JCS Committee lauded the efforts of scientists and engineers involved in the development programmes. He also highlighted the significant contributions of […]

Not leaving politics, but won’t be part of cabinet over difference of opinion: Nisar

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Former dismissed rumours that he had left politics, clarifying that he had declined to be part of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s cabinet over a “difference of opinion.” Addressing a press conference at the Punjab House on Sunday, he said though difference of opinions remains, he had […]

Global

India, China troops in high-altitude clash

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

SRINAGAR (AFP): Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian […]

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Dozens killed, injured in three suicide attacks in Nigeria

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

F.P. Report NIGERIA: Dozens of people were killed and many others injured in three suicide bomb attacks including a female, near Northern city Maiduguri and the attacks were carried out by Boko Haram. The local official told media person that a female suicide bomber blew herself in a crowded place at market in Northeast Nigeria […]

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Flood kills 56 in India

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

F.P. Report BIHAR: Anirudh Kumar, Additional Secretary of the State Disaster Management Department told media that at least 56 persons were died in the recent flood which hit the northern Indian State of Bihar since last Sunday and affected more than 6 million populations. He added that two millions were shifted to safe places and vacated […]

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13000 Chinese Muslims go for hajj, praise government’s support

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

BEIJING (AFP): Around 13000 Chinese Muslims have gone to Saudi Arabia this year to perform Haj, it was officially stated here on Tuesday. The China Islamic Association, a national Muslim organization under the supervision of the State Administration of Religious Affairs (SARA) was engaged in organizing the Chinese pilgrims’ visits. It highly praised the government’s […]

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Trump has shown that Washington is ‘not a good partner,’ says Rouhani

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions. In a speech to parliament, he also hit out at US counterpart Donald Trump saying that he had shown the world that Washington was “not a […]

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Trump authorizes probe into China’s trade practices

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

US President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum authorising an investigation into China’s alleged theft of American intellectual property, declaring it “one big move”. The order directs Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force US companies operating in China to turn over intellectual property, in order to gain access to the world’s […]

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Pakistan

One killed, six injured as children mistake bomb for toy in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2017

PESHAWAR (Monitoring Desk): A child was killed while six others were severely injured after an explosive device they were playing with went off in Pishtakhara area on the outskirts of Peshawar on Sunday. Zubair, 10, was killed in the accident while the injured include Aqil, 17, Azeem, 14, Samiullah, 12, Junaid 12, Ismail and Rahil who were both eight. Pishtakhara […]

Better go home than to jail, Siraj tells Nawaz

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2017

QUETTA (NNI): Ameer Jamat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq has said that Nawaz Sharif will have to accept the Supreme Court verdict over his disqualification as no one is above the law, and everyone, including politicians, judges and generals, must be held accountable. Talking to journalists at the Quetta Press Clubs on Saturday, Haq said: “Nawaz Sharif and his […]

PPP stands for democracy, not Nawaz Sharif: Sindh interior minister

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Sindh Interior Minister Anwar Siyal clarified on Sunday that the Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) support for democracy does not mean that it supports the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. “He is constantly attacking the judiciary and state institutions,” he said in a press conference, referring to Sharif’s speeches during his ‘homecoming’ rally on GT […]

Cabbies stage protest against online taxi services

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD (INP): Taxi drivers staged on Sunday a protest rally in Islamabad against online cab services, demanding authorities to put a ban on ride-hailing services including Uber and Careem. The protesters, comprising 50 to 60 taxis backed by the Taxi Drivers Association, took to the streets at Faizabad Interchange at 10am. The protest briefly turned […]

PML-N betrayed PPP, not followed Charter of Democracy: Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2017

KAGHAN (NNI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has on Sunday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) betrayed his party and did not follow Charter of Democracy during PPP’s tenure. The chairman expressed his views in a media talk in Kaghan, and said the present conflict is just for the empowerment of Sharif […]

KP to take Punjab’s help against dengue

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has on Sunday decided to take help from the medical teams from Punjab to overcome dengue, and KP Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai has informed Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Khawaja Imran Nazir about it. According to details, Shahram Tarkai made a telephonic contact with […]

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Afghanistan

Protestors condemns civilian killing in US air strikes

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

F.P. Report JALALABAD: Dozens of People protested against US airstrike in Haska Mena of district Nangarhar province in which 16 civilians were killed including women and children. The protestors gathered in front of the Governor’s House in Jalalabad and demanded from the government to ensure the security of the civilian and unarmed people during operations […]

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Hekmatyar condemn pro-Iran media for sparking tensions among armed group

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

F.P. Report KABUL: Chief of Hezb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar strongly condemned some local media organization which were trying to safeguard the Iran benefits in our and igniting the tension among different armed group in the country. He criticized the reports that were published regarding the deadly clashes among the Taliban and ISIS group and further that […]

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12 killed, 13 injured in Taliban & IS clash

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

F.P. Report JALALABAD:  Local Police of Ghor said that at least 25 Taliban and Islamic State-Khorasan faction fighters were killed or injured in a clash between them in Ghor Province. Iqbal Nizami, Spokesperson of Ghor Police said that the clash was started between the two outlaw groups in Ferozshah, capital of Ghor Province which lasted […]

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Noor criticizes Stanikzai, Atmar

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

KABUL (Khaama Press): The provincial governor of the northern Balkh province Ata Mohammad Noor harshly criticized the national security adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar and the national directorate of security chief Mohammad Stanikzai after clashes in Balkh airport that left at least two people dead. In a short statement posted on his official Facebook page, Noor […]

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Mohaqiq urges joint Af-Pak efforts to foil conspiracies

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) M. Mohaqiq has said both Afghanistan and Pakistan are victims of terrorism, urging the two countries to jointly work for improving security and political relations. Mohaqiq expressed the view at a special ceremony organised for celebrating Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day at the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul. The ceremony […]

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‘Lopsided uplift forcing people to join militants’

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) says imbalanced development has forced some people to take up weapons for their rights. During his visit to northern Takhar province, Nasir Ahmad Durrani told a press conference lopsided development was an injustice that had forced people to join the armed opposition. “The government that […]

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Business

Political tensions depress world stocks

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

The world’s stock markets slid again Thursday with investors seeking safe havens as President Donald Trump doubled down on his warnings to North Korea over its nuclear program. Trump, whose threat this week to bring “fire and fury” was dismissed by North Korea, said Thursday his statement might not have been “tough enough.” European equities […]

Overseas Pakistanis remit US $1.54 billion in the first month of FY18

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI:  Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $ 1541.67 million in the first month (July) of FY18 as compared with US $ 1328.18 million received during the same period in the preceding year. During July 2017, the inflow of workers’ remittances amounted to US $ 1541.67 million, which is 16.2% less than June 2017 and […]

US stocks tumble on North Korea worries

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Wall Street stocks posted their biggest declines in nearly three months late Thursday as US President Donald Trump doubled down on his warnings to North Korea over its nuclear program. Trump, whose threat this week to bring “fire and fury” was dismissed by North Korea, said Thursday that statement might not have […]

PSO pondering Rs40b investment to expand market share

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

Web Desk KARACHI: According to Taurus Securities, Pakistan State Oil (PSO) the state-owned conglomerate is considering investing up to Rs40b for revamping its storage capacity, expand its retail outlets and bolster its downstream capabilities. PSO’s decision for making such a big investment comes at a time when its market share declined from 55.9pc in June […]

FPCCI urges FBR to mirror its property valuation rates with open market prices

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

Web Desk KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Wednesday requested the government that property valuation rates should match market values, which will ensure in checking tax evasion worth of Rs7t in the real estate sector. Head of FPCCI Standing Committee on FBR affairs, Shakeel Dhingrah said the current property valuation […]

PM directs power and finance ministry to formulate strategy for reducing circular debt

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The relevant stakeholders in the power industry on Wednesday were directed by PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to investigation the reasons for the distribution and technical losses that were affecting the power sector. In a meeting chaired by the PM, which was also attended by the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Petroleum Minister […]

Sports

Mickey Arthur verbally abused me, claims Umar

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

LAHORE (INP): Batsman Umar Akmal on Wednesday claimed that coach Mickey Arthur had verbally abused him in front of Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. He further claimed that Arthur is also abusive towards other players. Akmal also said that senior players did not stop the coach when he was being verbally abused and added that the coach […]

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Nadal delighted at return to No. 1, Federer out

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

CINCINNATI (AFP) – Rafael Nadal was thrilled Monday to learn he would return to world number one for the first time in three years but sorry it came because Roger Federer withdrew from this week’s ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament. Third-ranked Federer said he injured his back in Montreal, where he lost in Sunday’s final to […]

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Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka board over whitewash

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

Ranatunga said Sri Lanka’s XI could not be faulted for the humiliating 3-0 drubbing described by skipper Dinesh Chandimal as the worst series of his career, but squared the blame entirely with management. “Sri Lanka cricket is going through the worst period,” Ranatunga told reporters in Colombo. “You can’t blame only the players, they are […]

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Sri Lanka’s approval to tour Pakistan a historic decision: Sethi

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

Web Desk LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi said that Sri Lanka’s approval to tour Pakistan is a historic decision, and let it be known that his meeting with islanders’ officials in Colombo during the session of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) was positive. Najam Sethi thanked Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for their help […]

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Indian spinner Ashwin joins Worcestershire

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

The 30-year-old — who took 17 wickets on the recent tour of Sri Lanka as India completed their first three-Test series sweep on foreign soil on Monday — will replace Australian John Hastings as the county’s overseas player in a coup for the second-tier side. The county will hope Ashwin, ranked number three in the […]

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Najam Sethi’s election as PCB chairman challenged in LHC

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): A petition challenging the election of Najam Sethi as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman was filed in the Lahore High Court on Tuesday. Advocate Nasir Iqbal petitioned the high court, contending that Najam Sethi was elected as the PCB chairman in flagrant violation of the PCB laws. He submitted that former prime minister […]

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Fashion

Sridevi turns 54: Celebrities tweet birthday wishes

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Iconic Bollywood actor Sridevi turned 54 on Sunday and several celebrities including Rishi Kapoor, Kajol, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh used Twitter to send her birthday wishes. According to media, Sridevi made her debut as a lead actress in Bollywood in 1978 with Solva Sawan and gained popularity with Himmatwala in 1983. She has […]

Never said anything about Aashiqui 3 says Alia Bhatt

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood starlet Alia Bhatt recently reacted to reports that she is not keen to feature in Aashiqui 3, an upcoming installment in a franchise started by her father Mahesh Bhatt back in 1990. She also teased that the “special” collaboration with her father will “take time”. “Never ever said anything about not […]

Crowd rush to take selfie after Neha Dhupia’s car meets accident

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2017

Web Desk CHANDIGARH: Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia’s faced an untoward situation when her car met with an accident on way to airport in Chandigarh to catch her flight to Mumbai. She was in the city to promote the second season of her audio podcast, No Filter Neha. According to details, a speedy car rammed into […]

Nazia Hassan lives on in our hearts!

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

News Desk KARACHI: The 17th death anniversary of Pakistani pop singer Nazia Hassan is being observed today. Nazia started her music career at the age of 10 and became one of the most prominent singers in Pakistan, India and abroad. She received numerous national and international awards including Pakistan’s highest civilian award and Pride of […]

Felt like being punched in the stomach when I watched Raees: Mahira

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

Web Desk KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan admitted on Friday that she had felt like being punched in the stomach when she watched her Bollywood debut flick Raees. Mahira made these comments while delivering a lecture in a university. The actress spoke about how she had encountered failures in her life time and again. “The […]

Akshay film spotlights India’s toilet shortage

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

MUMBAI (AFP) – Bollywood may be famous for its blingy song and dance numbers, but a new movie released Friday deals with a distinctly less glamorous subject — India’s chronic lack of toilets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made building more toilets a key priority in the country of 1.25 billion people, around half of […]