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Former spy chief Durrani moves IHC to strike name off ECL

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani on Monday requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to quash a memorandum placing his name on the Exit Control List (ECL). Durrani, in the petition submitted through his counsel, said his sole intention to travel was to pursue his professional commitments […]

Corps Commanders Conference reviews geo-strategic environment, security situation

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday has chaired 214th Corps Commanders Conference at GHQ. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the forum reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country including progress of ongoing stability operations under Operation Radd ul Fasaad. The participants expressed its determination […]

SC orders to place Mansha Bomb, sons on ECL

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Top court on Monday ordered the Ministry of Interior to place alleged land grabber Mansha Bomb and his sons on the Exit Control List (ECL). The apex court had taken a suo motu notice against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Karamat Ali Khokhar’s political interference in Mansha’s arrest. The latter is accused […]

Opposition senators object to govt inviting Saudi Arabia as partner in CPEC

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The senators belonging to opposition parties have objected over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to make Saudi Arabia a partner in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and to hand it Reko Dik mine project. During a session on Monday, Senator Raza Rabbani said Parliament should have been taken into confidence before Saudi […]

NA passes resolution against Indian firing on AJK PM’s copter

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday passed a resolution against Indian firing on the helicopter of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider. The resolution, tabled by Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif, condemned the firing on the civilian helicopter of the AJK prime minister. It further states that the firing took […]

Paragon housing scam: NAB arrests former PML-N MPA Qaiser Butt

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday arrested former MPA of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Qaiser Amin Butt in a Paragon Housing Society scam. According to reports, the former lawmaker has had 15-year long partnership with PML-N stalwart Khawaja Saad Rafique in the housing project. Last month, Khawaja Saad Rafique appeared […]

Global

Ethiopia charges five with terrorism

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters): Ethiopia’s attorney general on Friday filed terrorism charges against five suspects held for involvement in a grenade attack at a rally attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in June. Two people were killed and scores wounded in the explosion in the center of the capital Addis Ababa on June 23 that occurred […]

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Burundi suspends some NGO’s for violating new law

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

BUJUMBURA (Reuters): Burundi has suspended some local and international non-governmental organizations for three months for violating a new law, a senior government official said. The move could deepen opposition concerns that a crackdown by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government is being extended. In May, a referendum approved a change to the constitution that makes it possible […]

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Powerful quake rocks Indonesia, ‘many’ buildings collapse

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

JAKARTA (AFP): Indonesia was rocked by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday, with the national disaster agency saying that “many” buildings had collapsed in the aftermath of the huge tremor. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. “There are reports that many buildings collapsed in the earthquake,” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo […]

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Pakistan, Russia sign MoU for $10b gas pipeline from Iran

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

MOSCOW (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on implementing a project to build an underwater gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and India, the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement yesterday. “The memorandum provides for the identification of authorized organizations through which the project will be supported, including […]

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US wants ‘positive, constructive’ relations with Pakistan: Alice Wells

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk): United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on Thursday said, the US wants “positive and constructive” relations with Pakistan. In an interview with BBC Urdu, Wells said, “Pakistan is an important country in the region [South Asia] with an important part to play.” Responding to […]

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Iran FM rejects Israeli atomic warehouse claims as ‘show’

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

TEHRAN (AFP): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday dismissed Israeli claims that Tehran was harbouring a secret atomic warehouse. “No arts & craft show will ever obfuscate that Israel is only regime in our region with a *secret* and *undeclared* nuclear weapons programme,” Zarif said in a tweet. He called on Israel saying […]

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Pakistan

Railways to generate Rs 10bn revenue: Sh Rashid

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Railways (PR) Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Saturday said that railways earned Rs 1.1 billion more revenue in the freight sector during last two months, compared with the same period of the previous year. Addressing a press conference at PR Headquarters here, he said that the department would earn a revenue of […]

Speaker Asad Qaiser issues Shehbaz’s production order

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly (NA). Asad Qaiser has issued production order for PML-N’s president Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday to attend NA session on October 29. According to details, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team will escort opposition leader in the National Assembly to Islamabad for the session. Former CM Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, who is […]

Apex Court bans Indian content on Pakistani channels

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered all the Pakistani TV channels from airing Indian content on Saturday. According to local media reports, A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan was hearing a petition filed by a producers association against a verdict announced by the Lahore High […]

Govt to appoint new envoys in US, UK: FM

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said that the government has decided to appoint new ambassadors in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said that Nafees Zakaria who is currently serving as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Malaysia will be […]

Passion, awareness developed in nation about dams: CJP

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said his successful efforts have developed passion and awareness in the entire nation about the construction of new dams. Talking to APP on the issue of dams at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry on Friday, he said the whole nation has become […]

‘PM’s visit to China to further strengthening ties’

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of China in Pakistan, Yao Jang here on Friday said the government and the people of China were eagerly waiting for the historic visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in first week of November as China was pinning high hopes on the new government in term of bringing peace and […]

Afghanistan

Suicide bomb attack kills two in eastern Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

JALALABAD (AFP): A suicide bomb blast killed at least two people Saturday outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said. The latest attack in the war-torn country appeared to target a protest camp outside the building in Nangarhar province, where a group of people were rallying in support of […]

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Ghani hold talks with Ghazni officials regarding recent security developments

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed the recent security developments in Ghazni province during a video teleconference attended by senior military and civilian officials. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the governor of Ghazni, commander o 203rd Thunder Corps, Police Commander of the 303rd Spinghar Zone, Ghazni Police […]

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Khalilzad to be appointed as US special rep for Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to tap Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former US ambassador to Kabul and Iraq, as his special envoy on Afghanistan, according to Reuters two US officials said. The decision to tap Khalilzad, a Republican foreign policy veteran, comes as US military commanders acknowledge a stalemate […]

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Major part of Kajaki under Taliban control

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk LASHKARGAH: The main road in the Kajaki district of southern Helmand province has been closed from the past three years due to which people have been suffering from transportation and social security problems. The Tangi area of Kajaki has been under the government control while the Taliban ruling other parts of the district […]

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Notorious ex-banker dies in Kabul Jail

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A notorious Afghan banker and former international poker player has died in a Kabul prison of heart attack, officials and local media confirmed on Friday. According to local Tolo News, Sherkhan Farnood, the former chair of defunct private lender Kabul Bank, died in prison at age 57 of a heart attack. It […]

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Afghanistan has ‘unprecedented’ opportunity for peace: Nicholson

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission and the US forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson says Afghanistan has ‘unprecedented’ opportunity for peace. Speaking with the reporters in Washington via teleconference from Kabul, Gen. Nicholson said “For the first time in 17 years, the Afghan people, the Afghan security forces and […]

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Business

Google launches new search experience for job seekers

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Google has unveiled a new search experience making it easier for job seekers in the region to find employment opportunities from popular job listing websites, online classifieds and companies. The new feature is built directly into Google Search to provide a comprehensive listing of jobs across the web. At launch, job search […]

PMEX index closes at 3,423 points

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited’s commodity index on Tuesday closed at 3,423 points; with traded value of metals, energy and COTS/FX recorded at Rs 1.915 billion. The number of lots traded was 2,261, said press release on Wednesday. Major business was contributed by gold amounting to Rs 759.997 million, followed by WTI crude […]

EU to adopt a digital tax by the end of year

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters): European Union finance ministers will this week discuss proposals to adopt a tax on companies’ digital turnover by the end of the year, a document prepared by the Austrian presidency of the bloc said. EU governments agree that tax rules should be changed to increase levies on digital services that are currently undertaxed […]

Oil prices plunge, but still Iran sanctions loom

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Oil prices fell on Wednesday as a tropical storm hitting the U.S. Gulf coast weakened and had a lower impact on production than initially expected. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures (CLc1) were at $69.14 per barrel at 0642 GMT, down 73 cents, or 1 percent, from their last settlement. International Brent […]

Russian wheat export restrictions expected

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The last couple of weeks have seen some news out of Russia that have resulted in dramatic price swings. To catch up, a few Fridays ago rumors begin to circulate that the Russian Agriculture Ministry intended to curb wheat export demand by placing limits on shipments once exporters hit 30 million metric […]

Chinese media highlights Gwadar’s huge potential to reach beyond Asia

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies): Several countries in the Middle East and Africa have expressed their intentions of joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), demonstrating their confidence in the potential of Gwadar. A deep-sea port in southern Pakistan and a nodal point of BRI’s flagship, Gwadar is offering […]

Sports

Nadal breezes into Rogers Cup final

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Toronto (Agencies): World number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday stormed into the final of the Rogers Cup after he saw off Karen Khachanov of Russia in their men’s singles semi-final match. The 32-year-old thrashed his Russian opponent 7-6(3), 6-4 to register a straight-set victory in a one-sided clash. The Spaniard will now take on Stefanos […]

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Fakhar hails Qalandar’s development program

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman said Sunday the Lahore Qalandars’ development program is an amazing opportunity for youngsters. While speaking to a private news channel, Zaman said through this program, talent from far-flung areas will have a chance to shine. “These areas have a lot of talent, however, a lack of facilities holds […]

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Imran and team will do what is best for country: Waqar

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

F.P. Report Lahore: Former Pakistan Test and ODI captain Waqar Younis believes that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and his team will do what is best for the country. Speaking to the media, Younis welcomed the change and expressed hopes of a better future for Pakistan. The 46-year-old said there were a lot of […]

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Rashid launches charity foundation for children

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s national cricket team hero, has launched a charity foundation providing healthcare and education to orphans and impoverished Afghan children. Rashid, 19, announced the establishment of the Rashid Khan Foundation on his Facebook page, and said: “I cannot do great things, but I can do small things with great love […]

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Kohli already a legend, says Zaheer Abbas

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Indian skipper Virat Kohli has found another fan in Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas who praised the No 1 Test batsman as a ‘legend’. “I have seen a lot of great Indian players and he is right up there. I don’t like comparing generations, because each era has its own demands, but […]

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Sallu lambasts BCCI’s Asia Cup schedule

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu has lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for demanding a change in the schedule for the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup. The 14th edition of the tournament will be held in the United Arab Emirates from September 15 – […]

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Fashion & Movies

Spice Girls announce plans to work together again

By The Frontier Post | February 3, 2018

LONDON (AFP): The Spice Girls got back together on Friday for the first time since 2012 and announced plans to explore “incredible new opportunities” in the future. The British 1990s pop phenomenon — Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Horner — reunited at Horner´s house north of London, along with their […]

Lady Gaga cancels tour dates due to ‘severe pain’

By The Frontier Post | February 3, 2018

LONDON (AFP): US pop star Lady Gaga Saturday announced she had cancelled the last 10 shows of the European leg of her world tour due to “severe pain.” In a statement posted on Twitter, the Grammy award-winning singer told fans she was “devastated” but said the decision to cancel the dates on her Joanne World […]

Atiq-ur-Rehman records statement in Meera marriage case

By The Frontier Post | February 3, 2018

LAHORE (Online): Atiq ur Rehman alleged husband of Lollywood actress Meera on Saturday recorded statement in her marriage case for the first time in nine years. According to media reports , Rehman said that Meera is his wife and he still loves her. He said that Meera and his nikkah was performed in the presence […]

Kangana Ranaut and Vicky Kaushal likely to work together in ‘Mental’

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vicky Kaushal is likely to work opposite in the Kangana Ranaut upcoming thriller named Mental after the reports appeared that Rajkumar Rao and Ayushman Khurrana were sidelined for the movie. Ranaut is currently working on her most passionate project ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. After Manikarnika, Kangana will shift her focus to […]

Amy Jackson to be part of ‘Supergirl’ series

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Amy Jackson moves to Hollywood and gets an important role in the hit superhero series ‘Supergirl’ and now she will playing a role of Saturn Girl in the series. According to media reports, Amy plays Saturn Girl in the series, is married to the character Mon-El, and has a sort of love […]

Deepika Padukone to be seen in ‘Sapna Didi’

By The Frontier Post | February 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Deepika Padukone will be seen in ‘Sapna Didi’ as she signed the first film after the Padmavat release. Vishal Bhardwaj approached the star with a script on Ashraf Khan, popularly known as Sapna Didi who was a feared name in the underworld. While talking to reporters, Deepika said that Vishal Bhardwaj brought […]

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