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PML-N leadership decides to remove Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

LONDON (NNI): The leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to remove Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the wake of inquiry into corruption allegations against him. According to a private television channel report, the decision to take resignation from Ishaq Dar was taken at a high-level consultative meeting chaired by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz […]

Nawaz says PM Abbasi to personally probe workers’ ‘disappearance’

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

LONDON (NNI): Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said on Saturday that he has directed Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to personally probe the ‘disappearance’ of workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. Nawaz Sharif answered questions of the media in London following his meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at his residence. He said that […]

India is targeting innocent civilians on LOC: Ahsan Iqbal

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

F.P. Report SIALKOT: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says India has shown cowardice by attacking the innocent civilians living along the Working Boundary. Ahsan Iqbal paid a visit to CMH Sialkot on Saturday, where he met and expressed solidarity with the injured of cross-border Indian firing. Condemning the unprovoked firing by Indian forces, which claimed six […]

Rabbani calls Musharraf a murderer

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

F.P. Report JAMSHORO: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani called former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf a murderer. Rabbani who spoke with the press here on Saturday, said if Musharraf is brave he should return to Pakistan and face cases against him. The Senate chairman stressed that Musharraf was sitting in London and Dubai enjoying life. According […]

Pakistan Army officer martyred in cross-border firing in Khyber Agency

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

RAWALPINDI (APP): An officer of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom during firing by terrorists from across the border in Rajgal, Khyber Agency, a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday. Terrorists fired from across the border on the newly established Pakistani border post in Rajgal, martyring Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, who was commanding the post […]

Pak Navy successfully launches Air to Surface Anti-ship Missile from Helicopter

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Pakistan Navy on Saturday successfully launched air to surface anti ship missiles from its helicopter. “In an impressive display of fire power, Pakistan Navy undertook Live Weapon Firing in the North Arabian Sea. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the event and praised the combat readiness of the fleet,” […]

Global

Saudi Arabia extends amnesty period for illegal immigrants

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2017

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has extended the amnesty period for one month for all illegal foreign workers, including Pakistani immigrants, to regularize their status or return to their country without any persecution. The Interior Ministry of Saudi Arabia said that the one month period would be started from September 16 and after the security forces will […]

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Rohingya refugees tell of new violence; call for Myanmar sanctions

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2017

COX’S BAZAR (Reuters): Rohingya Muslims fleeing a Myanmar military offensive arrived in Bangladesh on Monday with fresh accounts of violence and arson as a rights group called for sanctions and an arms embargo to stop what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing. The latest wave of violence in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State began on […]

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Suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2017

KANO (AFP): At least 15 people were killed on Monday when suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in northeast Nigeria, in the latest suspected strike by Boko Haram insurgents against civilians. The blasts occurred in the Konduga area, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, both of which have been […]

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Afghanistan can restore peace, stability at an early date: China

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2017

BEIJING (APP): While support an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process, a Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Monday hoped that Afghanistan could restore peace and stability at an early date. “China support the efforts made by Afghanistan to restore peace and stability,” Lu Kang told reporters during regular press briefing here. Responding to a question regarding Afghan […]

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India’s Supreme Court hears plea against Rohingya deportation

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2017

NEW DELHI (AFP): India´s Supreme Court on Monday began hearing a plea challenging a government decision to deport up to 40,000 Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar, a lawyer said. The petition was filed on behalf of two Rohingya living at a refugee camp in New Delhi since escaping Myanmar, where a military crackdown since […]

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Nine killed in clash between Mexican army & armed group

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2017

Monitoring Desk MEXICO CITY: As many as nine persons were killed in clash between the Mexican army and armed group in the southwestern state of Guerrero. The authorities confirmed that eight suspected members of armed groups and one soldier were died in the clash. Roberto Álvarez Heredia, spokesman for the Guerrero Coordinating Group told media that […]

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Pakistan

Approval of Karachi Circular Railways by JWG of CPEC big Success: Murad

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the approval of Karachi Circular Railway by Joint Working Group of CPEC is a big success of the people of the city of Karachi. “This is the result of our constant and sincere efforts of the provincial government,” he said while addressing […]

Ali Raza, other NBP officials sent to prison on judicial remand

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Former President National Bank of Pakistan, Ali Raza and four of his other accomplices in Rs18billion plunder, were sent to central prison of the city on four-day judicial here on Saturday. The accused were presented in accountability court, which after hearing arguments of the NAB’s prosecutor, sent all five accused to jail […]

Funeral prayers for Shaheed Lt Arsalan Alam offered

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The funeral prayers for 22-year-old Shaheed Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, who had embraced martyrdom in an attack from across the border in Rajgal area of Khyber Agency, was offered here at the Peshawar Garrison on Saturday. The funerals were attended by the KP governor, Corps Commander Peshawar, military and civilian officials and the […]

Shehbaz Sharif likely to be appointed as PM: sources

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif might be appointed as the prime minister of Pakistan, according to reports received from the all-important meeting in London involving former PM Nawaz Sharif. It was also told that Kulsoom Nawaz will not return to Pakistan for the coming six months due to her recent surgeries and […]

Policing powers extended to Levies force in FATA

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The federal government has extended Police Act 1861 to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in an attempt to give policing powers to the Levies force in the region, sources said on Saturday. Policing powers and judicial structure, along the lines of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, have been imposed in FATA, after […]

Larger bench formed to hear Khawaja Asif’s disqualification plea

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): The Islamabad High Court on Saturday constituted a larger bench to hear the petition seeking disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Usman Dar submitted a plea in the IHC regarding the former defence minister’s dismissal from post. The court, giving an initial verdict, said that the matter has been referred to […]

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Afghanistan

Two injured in rocket attack on health department vehicle

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2017

F.P. Report KUNDUZ: At least two persons including a doctor and others were injured in a rocket attack on employees of Public health department in the trouble Kunduz province of Afghanistan. Administrator of Khanabad district, Qudratullah Safi, told media persons that the unknown criminals fired a rocket on the vehicle of public health department at […]

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Three died, four injured in clash of two warlords

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2017

F.P. Report KUNDUZ: As many as three persons were killed and injured four others during a clash between the gunmen of two warlords in Takhar province. Spokesman of Takhar police, Abdul Khalil Aseer told that the clash took place between the supporters of Commander Mullah Piram Qul and Jamal in the Rustaq district bazaar just […]

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Three Taliban fighters killed in Drone strike

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2017

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: At least three Taliban fighters were killed in a drone strike which was conducted in Lalpura district of Nangarhar province. Spokesman of Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid told local that the Foreign forces in Afghanistan targeted Taliban hideouts in the Lalpura district of Nangarhar and killed three fighters. The local police sources claimed that […]

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Residents of Qarabagh protest against NATO forces for distribution of blasphemous pamphlet

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The inhabitants of Qarabagh district of Kabul protested against the NATO-led forces for distributing blasphemous pamphlets in the area. Hundreds of people held a rally in Qarabagh district and chanted slogans against the America and NATO forces for distributing the blasphemous content. The protestors also blamed the government for keeping silence towards […]

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Four Taliban fighters killed in Kandahar operation

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2017

F.P. Report KANDAHAR: Ministry of Defence (MoD) claimed that three Taliban fighters were killed and two were injured in a operation conducted by security forces in Miawand district of Kandahar on Tuesday. The operation was started against the anti state elements in Maiwand district of the province with the aim to clear the area from […]

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Three persons including two civilians killed in Baghlan

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2017

F.P. Report KUNDUZ: At least three persons including two civilians were killed in clash between the security forces and Taliban fighters in Borka district of Baghlan province. Police spokesman, Zabihullah Shuja told media that Taliban attacked a security convoy in Borka bazaar of Baghlam province. He added that Taliban fighter namely Mullah Salah-u-Din aka Ayubi […]

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Business

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 […]

K-Electric gets approval for setting up a 900MW R-LNG power plant at Bin Qasim

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

Web Desk KARACHI: In a notification sent to the bourse on Thursday, K-Electric (KEL) announced that in a board meeting held on August 9th, its Board of Directors had given the approval for development of 900MW (450MW x 2) Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas based Combined Cycle power plant at Bin Qasim Power Station Complex (BQPS-III). […]

Google’s Belgian unit in tax probe: report

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

Google’s Belgian unit faces a tax probe, a report said Wednesday, after the US internet giant had to cough up hundreds of millions of euros in back taxes in Britain and Italy. Many US and other multinational companies channel their European profits through low-tax jurisdictions such as Ireland to avoid massive bills running potentially into […]

Sports

Pakistan stands on 6th spot in new ICC test ranking

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2017

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan standing at the 6th spot in the new International Cricket Council (ICC) men test team ranking. As per the new ranking under the skipper Virat Kohli, India retained the number 1 spot and South Africa are on the second while England secured third position in the test ranking. New Zealand has […]

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Del Potro defeat Federer at US Open

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2017

Web Desk NEW YORK: The Argentine, Juan Martin Del Potro, has stunned the Swiss player Roger Federer and defeated him in the US Open Championship and also destroying the hopes of many for witnessing the first face off between the Swiss Legend and Rafael Nadal. Del Potro surprises the audience as the Swiss legend Tennis […]

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Rublev to face Nadal at US Open quarter-final

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2017

Web Desk NEW YORK: Young Russian, Andrey Rublev will face Rafael Nadal in the US Open Quarter finals as he was the youngest ever quarterfinalists since Andy Roddick in 2001 made history. The 19 year old, 53rd ranked defeated the Belgian ninth seed David Goffin 7-5, 7-6, 6-3 to ensure the place in the quarter […]

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Pakistan to tour England for Test series next year

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2017

LONDON (AFP): Pakistan will tour England for a two-match Test series in 2018, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday. England will kick off next year’s summer with two Tests against Pakistan, whom they drew 2-2 in 2016. The first Test will take place from May 24-28, 2018 at Lord’s, and the second […]

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Collingwood hopes T20s help int’l cricket return to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2017

LONDON (Agencies): Paul Collingwood says he hopes the World XI Twenty20 tour in Pakistan “can be a significant step” in international cricket returning to the country. The ex-England all-rounder is part of a World XI squad which will play in Lahore on 12, 13 and 15 September. It will be the first international cricket in […]

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Abdul Razzaq signs contract with Afghan cricket league

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2017

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former test cricketer Abdul Razzaq has signed a contract with the Afghan cricket league, it emerged on Tuesday. Razzaq will be a part of the team Amo Sharks participating in the Shpageeza Cricket League. Earlier, former cricketer Shahid Afridi had announced on Twitter that he will also play in the upcoming Afghan […]

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Fashion

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 […]

Fardeen Khan overjoyed with birth of second child

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Fardeen Feroz Khan and his wife Natasha welcomed their second child who was born on August 11. The 43-year-old Bollywood actor was overjoyed with the news as he took to Twitter. “We are overjoyed to announce the birth of our son Azarius Fardeen Khan who was born on the 11th of August […]

Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passes away at 54

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI:  Peepli Live actor Sitaram Panchal breathed his last at the age of 54 on Thursday while battling cancer. He was diagnosed with lungs and kidney cancer in 2014 and continued taking medical treatment for it. He was rushed to hospital on Thursday morning as he struggled to breathe. Earlier, he had made […]

Nepotism has been well discussed: Kangana Ranaut

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI:  Like film-maker Karan Johar, Bollywood starlet Kangana Ranaut too seems to have said enough on the nepotism debate. She says the issue has been well-discussed already. Kangana, who had sparked the infamous debate by calling Karan a “flagbearer of nepotism” during her appearance on his chat show Koffee With Karan, was present […]

Ranveer Singh’s intense transformation in six weeks will give you serious body goals

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Bajirao Mastani hunk Ranveer Singh is known for his bold and quirky fashion style and for arresting spotlight for his unconventional wardrobe. From an exotic looking rural boy in Ram Leela to a carefree urban brat in Dil Dhadkne Do, the actor experiments with unique avatars for each of his films and […]

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