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Court extends Shehbaz Sharif’s transit remand in Ashiana Housing scam

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Accountability court has extended transit remand of Shehbaz Sharif in Ashiana Housing scam on Wednesday. According to reports, the court has taken the decision on the request of Kot Lakhpat Jail’s superintendent who asked the court to extend the remand of Opposition leader in National Assembly until the conclusion of assembly session. […]

FO rejects US politically motivated move on religious freedom violations

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office of Pakistan has rejected the US State Department’s move to blacklist the country for violations of religious freedom. Foreign Office questioned the credential of the jury and declaring the move unilateral and politically motivated. It issued a detailed statement on Tuesday. The statement said that “Besides the clear biases reflected […]

Pakistan’s stance on Afghan peace vindicated: Janjua

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s view on Afghanistan has been vindicated with the United States finally understanding that the road to peace is through negotiations with all stakeholders and not hard power, said Tehmina Janjua, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan, in her Inaugural Address at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)’s international […]

SC summons Tappi in Shah Latif town case today

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Supreme Court (SC) has summoned Owais Muzaffar Tappi, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, in illegal land occupation case today (Wednesday). On Tuesday, a three member bench under the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard an application of the victims in Shah Latif Town case. The […]

US adds Pakistan to blacklist for ‘religious freedom violations’

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Agencies): The United States said Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over its treatment of minorities. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among “countries of particular concern” in a congressionally mandated annual report, a year after the State Department […]

Government committed to facilitate investors in Pakistan: PM Khan

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the incumbent government is committed to create ease and facilitate investors in every possible manner it can on Tuesday. This he stated while talking to CEO of Engro Foods Hein Schumacher who called on him in the federal capital to discuss the development of Pakistan’s […]

Global

Israel tries to dim Islam’s traces in Jerusalem: Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Turkish president on Friday accused Israel of trying to deliberately wipe out traces of Islamic heritage in Jerusalem over the last 50 years. “You [Israel] will not be able to wipe out,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at an Inter-parliamentary platform on Jerusalem in Istanbul. You are deceiving yourself if you think you […]

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Macron to yellow vests protesters: ‘calm down’

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron has held a press conference on the second day of the European Council’s summit in Brussels. Macron’s address comes as the protests organised by the Yellow Vests movement in France are poised to enter their fifth week on Saturday despite the fact that the government had agreed to […]

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Iran voices support for Yemen peace talks in Stockholm

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iran has welcomed a ceasefire agreement signed between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels following one week of peace talks in Stockholm. In a statement, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi described the preliminary agreement as “positive”. “It shows that both sides understand the catastrophic situation faced by the innocent people of […]

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FMs of Russia, Turkey discuss Syria’s Idlib

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

BAKU/MOSCOW (AA): Turkey’s foreign minister met his Russian counterpart on Friday on the sidelines of a multilateral meeting in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. After the closed-door meeting, Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference that the duo discussed various regional issues, including the status of Idlib in northwestern Syria and the forming of a commission to […]

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UK to hold further talks on Brexit assurances: May

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

LONDON (AA): The U.K. premiere Theresa May on Friday said her country will be holding talks with EU in coming days on “further assurances” that the parliament needs in order to be able to approve the Brexit deal. “At this Council meeting, I have held a series of discussions with my fellow leaders on the […]

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Turkey’s operations in N. Iraq to continue: Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

ISTANBUL (AA): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said his country’s anti-terror operations in northern Iraq will continue. Turkey wasted enough time to intervene with the terror swamp the east of the Euphrates River, Erdogan said at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) member/observer states judicial conference in Istanbul. “We will no longer tolerate a […]

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Pakistan

Power minister directs NTDC to enhance monitoring in fog hit areas

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan has directed the National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC) to depute additional ground teams and increase monitoring patrolling in the fog-hit areas to timely rectify any fault on high transmission lines. He passed these directions on Thursday while personally monitoring and supervising at National Power […]

‘ANP to participate in polls for KP Assembly seats in merged areas’

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: President Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandyar Wali Khan Thursday said that his party would fully participate in the elections to be held for general seats of the provincial assembly in newly merge areas. Addressing a press conference here at Bilour House after chairing party’s think tanks committee meeting, he said that he […]

Aleema’s name should be on ECL: Asma Alamgir

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

Kashif Yousafzai PESHAWAR: Former MNA Asma Alamgir has said on Thursday that Aleema Khan name should be in Exit Control List (ECL) and also reference should be filed against the Defense Minister Pervaiz Khattak and Chief Minister Mehmood Khan. This she told to media persons after appearing in the accountability court, she added that we […]

PM taking keen interest in uplift of tribal districts: CM

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

Hanif Ullah KHAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan on Thursday said the Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking keen interest in expediting merger process of tribal districts into the province, which would soon be completed. Addressing a Jirga of tribal elders, political and religious leaders during his visit to Khar, Bajaur tribal district, he […]

Raja stresses exploitation of natural resources

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Azad Jammu Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has emphasized the need for exploitation of natural resources in the territory for revenue generation and well-being of people. He was speaking at a meeting of Azad Kashmir Minerals and Industrial Development Corporation (AKMIDC) here Thursday. Assuring AKMIDC to resolve all its problems, […]

Uncle shot dead niece on name of honour

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report SHIKARPUR: A ruthless uncle shot his niece dead on suspicion of having illicit relations with her close relative at village Ghari Chand in the limits of Abad Police Station, on Thursday. Asif Ali Maghrio, an official of aforesaid police station, confirmed the incident and told this scribe that accused Ali Bakhsh Solangi gunned […]

Afghanistan

Number of female drug addicts rising in Daikundi

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEILI: Around 30 percent of the total drug addicts in central Daikundi province are women, say public health officials, expressing deep concern over the increasing drug addiction prevalence. Ishaq Ali Darman, the provincial Public Health Department Director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 70,000 persons, including 30 percent of them women, were addicted to […]

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1,500 families flee fresh violence

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Fresh violence has displaced some 1,500 families from their homes in Sancharak district of northern Sar-i-Pul province to neighbouring Balkh province, residents said. Members of the displaced families gathered in protest at the Provincial Council office of Balkh province and demanded immediate military operation against insurgents in their areas. Ali Khan Rahyab, […]

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US team calls on Afghan President

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US House of Representatives delegation headed by James Binks has called on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and discussed various issues of mutual interest, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Tuesday. The impact of US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, Afghan-owned and led peace process, elections, reforms and regional connectivity […]

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Taliban suffer heavy casualties

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Military claims that the anti-government armed militants have suffered heavy casualties during the operations in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted operations in Chahar Bolak district of Balkh […]

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Over 30 rebels killed: MoD

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Thirty-eight militants have been killed and 34 others injured during clearing operations in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement on Tuesday. Eleven joint raids and clearing operations, 98 commando tasks and six airstrikes took place against the enemy nation-wide […]

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Eid Milad-u-Nabi celebrated with religious fervor

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said the reason behind continued violence in the country was not truly learning from the character of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and stressed reconsideration of learning method. The president expressed the view while addressing a gathering marking the Milad-u-Nabi here at Presidential Palace. He said the prophet […]

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Business

‘Turkish govt measures revived the markets’

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

ISTANBUL (AA): Turkish government measures have revived local markets, the head of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) said on Tuesday. Speaking at Anadolu Agency’s Finance Desk, Erdal Bahcivan said interest rates should be lowered to make Turkish industry more competitive. “With the [current] interest rates, Turkey can’t attract new investments let alone maintain the […]

Drillship on mission in conflict zone offshore Cyprus

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

ANKARA (AA): The Stena Icemax, a drillship leased by ExxonMobil, has arrived in the offshore Block 10 of the Cyprus Island to conduct upstream activities, Athens News Agency, ANA reported on Monday. According to ANA, the ship began preparatory works for drilling as of Nov. 15 despite Turkey’s warnings to avoid Greek Cypriot administration’s unilateral […]

Eurozone retail trade volume constant in September

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

ANKARA (AA): The retail trade volume in the eurozone recorded no monthly change in September, the EU’s statistical office announced Wednesday. “In September 2018 compared with August 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade remained unchanged in the euro area [EA19] and decreased by 0.1 percent in the EU28,” Eurostat said. The figure saw […]

Govt asked to restructure FPCCI

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders (ICST) on Tuesday asked the government to restructure FPCCI and introduce meaningful reforms in the organization so that it can play an effective role in a policymaking. FPCCI should be modernized through its regulator which is vital for the country at this time, it said. The FPCCI […]

ICCI hails separation of FBR’s tax collection and policy making functions

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has hailed the government’s decision to separate FBR’s tax collection and policymaking functions and termed it a positive move as it would infuse confidence in the taxpayers and help in enhancing the tax base of the country. He said that Prime Minister […]

Trump hopes OPEC will refrain from oil production cuts

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump expressed hope on Monday that OPEC and the cartel’s heavyweight Saudi Arabia would refrain from production cuts, in an effort to keep crude oil prices low in the global market. “Hopefully, Saudi Arabia and OPEC will not be cutting oil production. Oil prices should be much lower based […]

Sports

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 2 runs in first T20

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Pakistan defeated New Zealand by two runs in the first match of T20 series in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night after the young Shaheen Shah Afridi defended 17 runs in the last over. Pakistan set a target of 149 runs for the New Zealand at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Mohammad Hafeez top-scored […]

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Nuwan Zoysa charged under ICC anti-corruption code

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Nuwan Zoysa has been charged with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Owing to the seriousness of the charges, the Sri Lankan bowling coach has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect. Although he has never directly worked with the national team, Zoysa is the incumbent bowling coach of the Sri […]

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Djokovic beats Sousa in straight sets at Paris Masters

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

PARIS (AP): Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Joao Sousa in the second round on Tuesday, and lent a helping hand to a spectator in the process. Serving for the match at 5-1, Djokovic handed a towel to a man in the crowd […]

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Root scores century but Ben and Pathum injured

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

COLOMBO (BBC): England captain Joe Root scored a century on the second and final day of their warm-up match in Colombo. Root scored 100 from 117 balls before retiring out against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI. All-rounder Ben Stokes retired hurt in the afternoon, having being hit on the left arm, but returned to […]

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Mourinho avoids punishment

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

MANCHESTER (BBC): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will not be punished by the Football Association after the club successfully contested a charge that he swore in Portuguese during a win over Newcastle. The FA used a lip reader and his remarks were interpreted as offensive during the 3-2 victory on 6 October. But BBC Sport […]

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Misbah not to be part of PSL 4

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

F.P. Report Lahore:  Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will not be part of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), sources close to the matter said. Misbah, who captained the two-time PSL champions Islamabad United, has been with the franchise for all its last three seasons. According to sources, talks are ongoing between the […]

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Fashion & Movies

Race-3 to hit cinemas on 15 June

By The Frontier Post | April 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Race 3 is all set to hit the theaters on June 15, 2018. The film has been directed by Remo D’Souza and produced by Ramesh Taurani. Race 3 is a multi-starrer featuring Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem in pivotal parts. The preceding parts of the […]

Priyanka Chopra returns to Hindi cinema after three years with ‘Bharat’

By The Frontier Post | April 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Priyanka Chopra is all set to return to Hindi cinema with her upcoming film titled Bharat paired opposite Salman Khan as she making return to Indian cinema after nearly three years. Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra were last seen in God Tussi Great Ho (2008), makes a comeback after a decade in […]

Princess Noura: The new face of Arab fashion

By The Frontier Post | April 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk RIYADH:  A young Saudi Arabian princess inspired by her time living in Tokyo is the new face of fashion in an ultraconservative kingdom, where dramatic reforms have sparked equal parts optimism and scepticism. Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, the great-granddaughter of Saudi Arabia’s founder, was named honorary president of the Arab Fashion Council […]

‘Veere Di Wedding’ to change the face of women in Indian film industry: Sonam Kapoor

By The Frontier Post | April 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sonam Kapoor is hopeful with her next film, Veere Di Wedding, to bring about a change in the roles that are being written for girls. Produced by Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor, this film is about the friendship of four girls being played by Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and […]

Ranveer Singh and Kalki Koechlin to rap in ‘Gully Boy’

By The Frontier Post | April 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ranveer Singh, who just wrapped up shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy with Alia Bhatt recently, is now said to collaborate with co-star Kalki Koechlin to sing a song in the film. Ranveer, who plays a rapper in the film, should have no trouble with this as he has already been taking […]

Amitabh Bachchan praises Ranbir Kapoor performance in ‘Sanju’ teaser

By The Frontier Post | April 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor took the country by storm after the teaser for Sanju was dropped two days ago in which he looked like a spitting image of Sanjay Dutt. His dedication and diligence has won him the praise of many. Reportedly, megastar Amitabh Bachchan was one of the first people to have seen […]

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