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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

Protests over election fraud claim turn deadly in Kenya

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

NAIROBI (Al Jazeera): At least five people have been killed in post-election violence in Kenya after opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed “massive” fraud in Tuesday’s vote. Two people were shot dead in the capital Nairobi on Wednesday, said the city’s police chief Japheth Koome, claiming they took advantage of the protests to steal. At least one more […]

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Qatar offers visa free entry to 80 nationalities

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

DOHA (AFP): Qatar, isolated by its neighbours in a diplomatic crisis, announced on Wednesday a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism. “The visa exemption scheme will make Qatar the most open country in the region,” tourism department official Hassan al-Ibrahim told a press conference in Doha. Interior ministry official Mohamed […]

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200,000 protesters bring Mumbai to halt

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

MUMBAI (AFP): An estimated 200,000 protesters brought India s financial capital Mumbai to a halt Wednesday as they demanded set quotas for government jobs and colleges amid unemployment and reduced farm incomes. Many businesses in the southern part of Mumbai were closed and traffic was diverted as the protesters, largely from rural areas of western Maharashtra […]

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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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Pakistan

BISP rejects story regarding misusing aid

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) rejected the allegations that were published in the British Newspaper Daily Mail against the BISP fund misusing and termed it false and deceptive. The clarification from BISP Management was came in a response when a news appear in the media which was based on British newspaper Daily […]

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 […]

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Afghanistan

Explosion targets police vehicle in Kabul city

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

KABUL (Khaama Press): An explosion targeted a police vehicle in Kabul city late on Wednesday evening, leaving at least four people wounded. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials confirmed the incident took place in the vicinity of Cinema Pamir area of the city. MoI spokesman Najib Danish said a magnetic bomb planted in a police […]

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Security won’t improve immediately

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The UN secretary-general’s special representative for Afghanistan has expressed concern over the security situation and fragile political environment in the country. During his trip to northwestern Faryab province, Tadamichi Yamamoto said tensions among political groups contributed to the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan. He spoke with representative of political parties, religious scholars, civil […]

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Afghan army deploy large contingent of defense forces to Sar-e-Pul after civilians massacre

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

SAR-E-PUL (Khaama Press): The Afghan National Army deployed a large contingent of defense forces to northern Sar-e-Pul province in what appears to be a retaliatory move against the massacre of scores of civilians by the militants in this province. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the North said a […]

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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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Business

CPEC will bring development in the region: ICST

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders (ICST), on Saturday, said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is to propel Pakistan’s economy forward and Gwadar is set to become a port worthy of its geopolitical location, but unnecessary secrecy may hit the project. The problem with the CPEC agreement is that much of it is […]

Countries needs to avoid protectionism: IMF

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2017

F.P. Report WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund warned world leaders on Friday to avoid resorting to protectionist measures “at all costs” due to the damage it would cause to their own and the global economy. At a time when President Donald Trump has repeatedly blamed trade for US economic woes and threatened to impose barriers […]

Punjab to set up another 1200MW gas-based power plant

By The Frontier Post | July 29, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to setup a new gas power plant with 1,200 megawatts production capacity to meet energy needs of the future, provincial chief minister said on Friday. Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, during a meeting with a delegation from Germany, said this energy project has been devised keeping in view the […]

Stocks bleed as KSE-100 plunges 2.5% in intra-day trading

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: As anticipated, the KSE-100 Index – a benchmark for market performance – plunged as much as 2.5% or 1,149 points to reach a low of 44,757.16 as market participants ducked for cover ahead of the Supreme Court’s announcement of the Panama verdict later today. The top court announced on Thursday that it would […]

FBR issues fourth tax directory of parliamentarians

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has on Thursday issued the fourth tax directory of parliamentarians for the tax year 2016, according to which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has paid tax of 25 lac, 24 thousand, two hundred and 13 rupees, and Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz paid 95 lac, 31 thousand and […]

IMF to launch new form of aid – with no money

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AFP): The International Monetary Fund announced Wednesday it will launch a new tool to support governments in financial trouble — but one that involves no money — formalising a step it took last week for Greece. Instead of providing cheap loans to member countries, the new IMF tool will serve as a good housekeeping […]

Sports

Isco stars as Real beat Man Utd to win Super Cup

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

Philip II Arena, Skopje: In a very well-anticipated game, Real opened the scoring when Casemiro – who earlier hit the bar – slid in a half volley. By far the best player of the match, Isco, doubled the Champions League winners’  lead as he calmly slotted in from eight yards after a neat one-two with Gareth […]

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All-round performance from Shadab leads Knight Riders to victory

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

F.P. Report Port of Spain: On a spin-dominated track, the  Trinbago Knight Riders’ spin trio of Kharry Pierre, Shadab Khan and Sunil Narine picked 3 for 48 between them off 12 overs, restricting St Lucia Stars to 118 for 9. In pursuit of a very modest total, Knight Riders’ top and middle order collapsed as […]

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Moeen Ali hails Saqlain for success against South Africa

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

Moeen Ali has paid tribute to the “amazing” Saqlain Mushtag for his role in helping the England all-rounder enjoy a record-breaking Test series against South Africa. Ali, a 30-year-old off-spinner and left-handed batsman, became the first man in cricket history to score more than 250 runs and take 25 wickets in a four-match Test series […]

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Another athlete affected by norovirus in World Athletics Championship

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

Botswanan star Isaac Makwala was the latest to withdraw from International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships on Tuesday after an outbreak of the norovirus bug at a hotel hosting athletes. “Isaac Makwala was withdrawn from the men’s 400m (Final) due to a medical condition on the instruction of the IAAF medical delegate,” world […]

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PHF brings Samiullah to hunt talent for Pakistan hockey

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: In an attempt to find and nourish new talent for hockey in the country, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has taken former captain and Olympian Samiullah Khan onboard for a talent hunt program. “Pakistan Hockey Federation has appointed Pakistan’s former captain, legendary Samiullah Khan, popularly known as the flying horse, the Chairman […]

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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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Fashion

Salman Khan expresses wish to adopt child

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

MUMBAI (AFP): Bollywood star actor Salman Khan has expressed wish to adopt a child. In an interview, Salman Khan said that he loves kids a lot and his parents love him. He said that his parents want to see his children in their life therefore, he has planned to adopt a baby in two to […]

Indian actor Ayesha Takia’s Muslim husband gets death threats for marrying a ‘Hindu girl’

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

Bollywood actor and restaurateur Ayesha Takia’s husband Farhan Azmi filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police on July 26 for having received death threats from a political outfit over a phone call earlier this month, Indian media reported. Azmi, a hotelier, is the son of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, who has featured in headlines for making […]

I have not shot any scene which has been changed in Padhmavati says Shahid Kapoor

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2017

F.P. Report MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor says his upcoming film Padmavati, marred by controversies, is made with a good intent. Shahid, who won the Big Zee Entertainment Award for the best actor for Udta Punjab on Saturday, spoke to the media on the sidelines of the event. Talking about the controversies surrounding the historical […]

Clooney to file case against French Magazine over publishing twins picture

By The Frontier Post | July 29, 2017

F.P. Report LOS ANGELES: George Clooney on Friday said he would take legal action against a French magazine that published the first photos of his newborn twins. The “Ocean’s Eleven” actor said photographers from Voici magazine “scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home.” Clooney said in a […]

Priyanka, Madhuri team up for Hollywood comedy series

By The Frontier Post | July 29, 2017

F.P. Report BOLLYWOOD: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who has found a foothold in Hollywood, is reportedly executive producing a comedy series about Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit’s life for US network ABC, reported Variety. The currently untitled single-camera series is based on the Devdas stunner who settles in the suburbs of America and brings her colourful […]

‘Wanted’ actor Inder Kumar passes away at 45

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2017

NEW DELHI (AFP): Bollywood actor Inder Kumar, who starred in Salman Khan’s film ‘Wanted’, died due to a massive heart attack on Friday, July 28. According to family sources, the actor suffered a heart attack at around 12:30 am while he was at his residence in Four Bungalows, Andheri. Inder worked in several films and […]