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Nawaz, Maryam released on parole to attend Begum Kulsoom’s funeral

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Muhammad Safdar were released on parole after the death of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz in the wee hours of Wednesday. The imprisoned PML-N leaders were released on parole to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Begum Kulsoom, 68, […]

Joint session of Parliament likely on 13

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Joint session of the Parliament is likely to be held on September 13 (Thursday) for the address of President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi. “It was proposed in the meeting of parliamentary leaders of the political parties to call the joint session of the parliament for the address of the president on […]

SC directs departments to devise strategy for Dar’s extradition within a week

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday directed all concerned departments to devise strategy for extradition of former finance minister Ishaq Dar within a week. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case pertaining to Dar’s return to the country. During course of proceedings, Attorney General (AG) apprised the court […]

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz dies in London

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif passed away in London on Tuesday. Hasan Nawaz son of Nawaz Sharif and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif confirmed the death of Kulsoom Nawaz. The former first lady was rushed to Harley Street Clinic late Monday after her health deteriorated. Last year in […]

Contempt case: SC to indict Aamir Liaquat on Sept 27

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court f Pakistan on Tuesday has rejected the apology of PTI’s Aamir Liaquat and announced that anchorperson and MNA will be indicted in a contempt of court case on September 27. According to details, The apex court had last month slapped contempt of court charge against Hussain while taking up […]

Dharna violence cases: PM Imran gets permanent exemption from appearance

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court has granted Prime Minister Imran Khan permanent exemption on Tuesday from appearing before it in cases related to attacks on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament House during the 2014 sit-in. According to reports, the ATC also accepted the request of exemption of other PTI leaders including Foreign Minister Shah […]

Global

Husband ‘kills wife, toddler children’ in Australia home

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

PERTH (AFP): A 24-year-old man has been accused of killing his wife, three toddlers and mother-in-law with a blunt instrument and knives at their suburban family home, where he remained for several days before turning himself in, Australian police said Monday. Police charged Anthony Robert Harvey with the murders of his two-year-old twins Alice and […]

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7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including British, Egyptian tourists

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

PARIS (AFP): A man wielding a knife and an iron bar injured seven people, including three tourists, in Paris, in an attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at the assailant. Four of the victims were in a critical condition, police said, after the man, believed to be an Afghan national, went […]

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Johnson’s ‘suicide vest’ jibe stirs new controversy

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Boris Johnson, Britain’s former foreign secretary, who resigned over differences on Brexit strategies with Prime Minister Theresa May in July, has caused a fresh controversy by accusing her of wrapping a “suicide vest” around Britain and handing the detonator to Brussels. The latest remarks appeared in an article penned by Johnson The […]

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North Korea stages huge parade, holds back on advanced missiles

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

PYONGYANG (AP): North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and marched its best-trained goose-stepping units through Kim Il-sung Square in a major military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary, but held back its most advanced missiles and devoted nearly half of the event to civilian efforts to build the domestic economy. […]

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Kosovo Albanians block roads for Serbian president’s visit

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

VOJTESH (AP): Kosovo Albanians on Sunday blocked roads and burned tires on a planned route by Serbia’s president in the former Serbian province, further fuelling tensions between the two Balkan foes. During his two-day trip, President Aleksandar Vucic planned to visit a Serb-populated village in central Kosovo on Sunday, but roads leading to the region […]

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Ethiopia welcomes return of exiled leader

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk ADDIS ABABA: Streets in Addis Ababa are decorated with flags (pre-1995 Green, Yellow, Red tricolor with no star in it) to welcome the leader of an opposition party, which recently laid down their arms on the call by Ethiopia’s prime minister. Patriots Ginbot 7’s (PG7) Berhanu Nega was exiled following a controversial 2005 […]

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Pakistan

PM House is not Imran’s property: Nafisa Shah

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Nafisa Shah has reacted strongly to the Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s announcement that the PM House will be turned into a postgraduate educational institution. “The PM House is not the personal property of Imran Khan. He should convert his own Banigala Mahal (mansion) into a university,” […]

Blast in Sindh were carried out from Balochistan, CM Murad tells CM Jam Kamal

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah met Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan here on Friday at CM House and discussed matters of their mutual interest, including law and order, terrorism, NFC, water and others issues. It was the first meeting between the two chief ministers after formation of new […]

849 acres of Railways land leased out in Sindh

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Around 849 acres of precious railway land was leased out to 428 individuals by the Ministry of Railways in Sindh during last five years but in some cases not even a single penny was received from the leaseholders. According to reports, a total of 16.155 acres of land was leased out, which […]

NAB team raids NICVD hospital in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: A team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials on Friday raided the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Karachi. A team of five members from the bureau examined records of NICVD’s accounts, administration and OPD blocks. The NAB team examined records at the hospital’s HR department, which were later taken into […]

Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF visits port Alexandria (Egypt), conducts passage exercise with Egyptian Navy

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF visited Port Alexandria (Egypt) for goodwill cum training visit. PNS SAIF is the front line warship of Pakistan Navy Fleet’s 18th Destroyer Squadron and is the third ship of Sword Class Frigate. The ship is fitted with state of the art robust weapons and sensors and is capable […]

Sindh appoints first non-Muslim Advocate General

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led Sindh Government has made the history by appointing Salman Talibuddin as the first Christian Advocate General in Pakistan’s history on Friday. According to the official notification, Salman Talibuddin Advocate was appointed as Advocate General Sindh on the terms and conditions as admissible under the rules with […]

Afghanistan

Four cops, two gunmen injured

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Four police and two gunmen were injured during a clash in western Nimroz province of Afghanistan, police said Tuesday. Police surrounded two alleged murderers in the limits of 1st police district in Zaranj, capital of Nimroz province of Afghanistan, late Monday, said Wali Ahmad Saree, spokesman of Nimroz police. He said the […]

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Coordinated Taliban attack on Saghar repulsed

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk FEROZKOH: Local officials on Tuesday said a coordinated Taliban attack on the Saghar district of western Ghor province had drawn a befitting response from the security forces. Abdul Hai Khatibi, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that heavy casualties were inflicted on the insurgents, who were forced to retreat. The security forces […]

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UN: Drought forces 150,000 more Afghans to flee homes

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Extreme drought in parts of Afghanistan has forced 150,000 more people to flee homes in a month, the UN announced on Tuesday. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated on Tuesday most of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in informal sites in Herat and Qala-e-Naw cities in the […]

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17 Taliban reported dead

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ: Six Taliban fighters were killed and 11 others wounded during operation in the Nahrin district of Baghlan province, police said Tuesday. Afghan security forces launched operation codenamed “Waleed-15” in the limits of Nahrin district, killing six Taliban and wounding 11 others, said a press release issued by Baghlan police. Similarly, it said, […]

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Kapisa clash over pine nuts leaves 2 dead

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAHMOOD RAQI: At least two individuals have been killed and two others wounded as a result of a clash over collecting pine nuts in the Alasai district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Tuesday. District chief Ghulam Naqshband Safi told Pajhwok News that clash erupted between Payalkhel residents and Nijrab inhabitants […]

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Afghan Taliban confirms death of Jalal-u-Din Haqqani

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan Taliban has announced the death of Maulvi Jalal-u-Din Haqqani, the founder of Haqqani network, on Tuesday. According to the statement issued by Afghan Taliban, it read that “It is with great regret that we inform our believing Mujahid Afghan nation and the vast Islamic Ummah that the prominent Jihadi figure, religious […]

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Business

Dollar rises on solid U.S. jobs report

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

NEW YORK (Agencies): The U.S. dollar rose broadly on Friday as U.S. job growth surged in August, but investors remained jittery about a possible escalation of the U.S.-Chinese trade conflict as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened China with more tariffs. U.S. job growth accelerated in August and wages increased the most annually in more than […]

China’s trade surplus with U.S. extends to record $31 billion

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies): China’s politically charged trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31.05 billion in August, compared with $28.09 billion in July, customs data showed on Saturday. The amount surpassed the previous record of $28.93 billion set in June. The August surplus with the U.S. was larger than China’s overall surplus of […]

Alibaba’s Jack Ma announces retirement

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies):  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma will retire from the e-commerce company on Monday, as the former English teacher seeks to focus on philanthropy in education, the New York Times reported. Ma, one of China’s best-known corporate leaders, will remain on the company’s board of directors and continue to […]

Gold climbs as Dollar declines against Yen amid US-Japan trade worries

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): With bilateral trade consultations reportedly looming ahead, the dollar has witnessed a bit of a decline, which in turn couldn’t help but affect the precious metal’s price. Gold showed growth on Friday, while the dollar fell against the yen following reports that US President Donald Trump would challenge Japan next on trade issues. […]

EU economy grows 2.1% in Q2: Eurostat

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The European Union’s statistical office announced on Friday the 28-member bloc’s economic growth figures for the second quarter of 2018. “Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 2.1 percent in both the euro area and the EU28 in the second quarter of 2018,” Eurostat said. […]

Turkcell, Nokia collaborate on 5G technology

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey’s leading GSM operator Turkcell and Finland-based mobile phone giant Nokia have signed an agreement to develop new technologies, Turkcell announced Friday. “Two companies will work on the Internet of Things (IoT), smart automobile technologies, online medicine, and automatization for the Turkcell network,” it said in a statement. Joint projects will contribute […]

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Sports

England’s Bairstow to keep wicket in India finale

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

Nottingham (Agencies): Jonny Bairstow will keep wicket for England in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Thursday. Bairstow broke a finger keeping during India’s 203-run win in the third Test at Trent Bridge, with England limited-overs gloveman Jos Buttler taking over behind the stumps […]

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PCB appoints Grant Bradburn as fielding coach

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Grant Bradburn as fielding coach of the national team on a full-time basis for a period of three years. Bradburn will be with the national team from the Asia Cup 2018 scheduled in the United Arab Emirates. The newly appointed fielding coach said, “It is a […]

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Shoaib Akhtar resigns as adviser to PCB Chief

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Former Pakistani fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has announced his resignation on Thursday from the post of adviser to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. He shared the news on his twitter and it read that this is to announce that I have resigned from the post of adviser to the chairman PCB effective […]

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Fakhar aims to repeat Champions Trophy performance

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team’s opener, Fakhar Zaman is aiming to repeat Champions trophy sterling performance in the Asia Cup being played from September 15 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. “I am focusing on enhancing my batting skills during the training camp to aim for scoring big scores in the event and I have set my […]

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‘Overlooked from team selection:’ Hafeez writes letter to Chairman PCB

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Former Pakistan Cricket Captain, Muhammad Hafeez has written a letter to Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board, Ehsan Mani on being overlooked from Pakistan cricket team named for the Asia Cup being played in September 15, Dhaka. In the letter, he has narrated the injustice meted out to him and his rejection from the […]

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Serena reaches US Open semi-finals

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (BBC): Serena Williams passed her toughest test so far at the US Open to beat Karolina Pliskova and reach the semi-finals for a ninth consecutive time. Williams, seeded 17th, trailed 4-2 in the first set but hit back to win 6-4 6-3 against the Czech eighth seed. The American, 36, is seeking her first […]

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Fashion

Anurag Basu refute rumors regarding cast of ‘Life in a Metro’s sequel’

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: There is a lot speculation about Anurag Basu’s next film, the sequel of 2007 hit, Life In A Metro. From Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan to Arjun Kapoor a lot of actors and actresses have apparently been approached for the film. Recently, a few more names were added to the list, […]

Scarlett Johansson tops highest-paid actresses list

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Scarlett Johansson’s role as Marvel superhero Black Widow catapulted her to the top of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid actresses on Thursday, landing her ahead of Angelina Jolie. Johansson, 33, took in $40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the […]

Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Gold’ has a good start at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: It seems that the golden phase for Akshay Kumar at the box-office isn’t stopping anytime soon. Barring Padman, every film of the superstar has crossed the 100 crore mark at the box-office since 2016. And the way Gold has opened its account at the box-office, we can definitely be sure that it […]

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will ban cell phones at their Italy wedding

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With each passing day, we are getting new info on Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s soon to happen wedding. The couple is all set to tie the knot at Lake Como in Italy and they seem to be really excited for their big day. It was recently when Filmfare officially told you […]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remembered

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Legendary qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was remembered on his 21st death anniversary across the country. The king of qawwali died at the age of 48 on August 16, 1997 leaving a legacy of over 125 albums. Nusrat was born on October 13, 1948 in Faisalabad and hailed from a family […]

Queen of Pop Madonna celebrates her 60th birthday

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP): Madonna, the Queen of Pop, appears to have travelled to the former imperial city of Marrakech in western Morocco to celebrate her 60th birthday today. “Walking thru the Labyrinth of the Medina during the Call to Prayer,” the American singer wrote on her Facebook and Instagram accounts on the eve of the […]

Technology

FIA to establish 10 more cyber crime centers

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has planned to establish ten more Cyber Crime Centers across the country to deal with technology based crimes. National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C), is the latest introduction to mandate of the FIA, primarily to deal with technology based crimes and It is the only unit of […]

Pakistan to launch satellite soon

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to launch PakTES-1A, an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite in July this year, said Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhmmad Faisal on Sunday. In a tweet, the spokesman said that PakTES-1A was an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite that weighed 285 kg. It will be launched at 610 km sun-synchronous […]

China’s ZTE likely to take last step to ease US ban

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

WASHINGTON (Agencies): ZTE Corp is expected to deposit $400 million in an escrow account in a U.S. bank in the “next couple of days,” the last step the Chinese company must take before a ban on U.S. suppliers can be lifted, a U.S. Department of Commerce official told on Friday. ZTE, which makes smartphones and networking […]

Samsung to test its first “Android Go Phone”

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk Samsung is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers. Now Samsung is Reportedly Testing its First Android Go Phone.  A new report from SamMobile claims that the company is testing different versions of a phone with the model number SM-J260 in a number of different countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. According to the SamMobile, in April, one version of […]

‘How to block fake Facebook accounts before elections’

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Responding to a petition questioning alleged impact of fake social media accounts on the upcoming general elections, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought recommendations to regulate such accounts. Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh presided over the case, filed by a citizen Shahid Jamal Tabrezi. The Judge directed the petitioner to come up […]

Electric scooters launch in Paris

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2018

PARIS (AFP/APP): The boulevards of Paris, already bustling with a dizzying range of transport devices, are set to feature a new shared electric scooter system that has swept the US and is now heading for Europe. California-based Lime launched a pilot scheme for the two-wheeled powered scooters on Thursday in several districts of the French […]

Health

Oral antibiotics likely to develop kidney stones

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2018

Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don’t use these medicines Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don’t use these medicines, a recent study […]

Marriage helpful for good healthy heart

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2018

PARIS: Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said Tuesday. A sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two decades covering more than two million people aged 42 to 77 found that being hitched […]

Gaming addiction lead to mental health disorder, warns WHO

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2018

(Reuters) Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children’s ‘screen time’ — addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) as a mental health disorder. The WHO’s latest reference bible of recognised and diagnosable diseases describes addiction to […]

Millions of heart patients possibly getting wrong dose

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk More than 11 million Americans could be inadvertently taking the wrong heart medication. The trend reveals an even more problematic issue within American healthcare. New research published this month in Annals of Internal Medicine found that risk calculations of people being assessed for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease were off by, on average, 20 percent. Black […]

Use of common drugs could increase the risk of depressions

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure, or Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression. More than 200 common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as a potential side effect. Sometimes, the risk stems from taking several […]

Good teeth and gum essential for good health

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD:  Good teeth and gum care is an important part of maintaining overall health. Poor oral health is significantly associated with major chronic diseases, can cause disability, and contribute to low self-esteem. Proper teeth and gum care does not require excessive time or expensive oral hygiene instruments. Avoiding simple sugars, and implementing daily […]

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Travel

Why Your Flights Have Been Seeming More Turbulent Lately

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk Seven people threw up on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to San Jose last week due to severe turbulence. Last month, “pretty much everyone on the plane,” threw up during a particularly. Even the pilot’s reported being on the verge of vomit. Unusual weather patterns and strong winds have generated multiple reports of […]

The Happiest Place on Earth is quickly becoming the Pinkest Place on Earth

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk If Cinderella blue, Snow White red, and Belle yellow are the only colors you think of when you dream of Disney, that’s all about to change. Come April, Disney parks on both coasts will start selling sparkly Minnie ears and spirit jerseys, embossed, long-sleeved, athletic-style shirts — in a faded “millennial pink” hue. If […]

French strikes: The days to avoid train and plane travel in France in April

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

PARIS (AFP): French rail workers will stage rolling strikes from April to June which threaten to cause travel misery for passengers across the country. Meanwhile Air France staff will also walk out on certain days in April. Here’s a look at the dates you might want to avoid travelling. Rail unions have described the move […]

Is Flying Via Private Jet Really an Accessible Option for Businesses?

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2018

The private jet charter sector is undergoing a revolution of sorts. A new business model and the integration of new technology means that chartering a private jet is easier and costs less than ever before. So, here we explore if flying via private jet really an accessible option for businesses. “The Uber of the Skies” […]

Looking for inspiration for Easter – and beyond?

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2018

The best family days out in the UK for spring 2018 Looking for inspiration for Easter – and beyond? Here’s our pick of 25 places to visit, from new attractions to  Roman around … re-enactors at Birdoswald Fort, Hadrian’s Wall. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images NEW OPENINGS Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland It may date back to around […]

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Article

Iran’s nuclear program and West’s blatant double standards

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi A few weeks ago, new nuclear enrichment facility was inaugurated at Natanz, which will be producing centrifuges, while operating within the limits of the nuclear deal. The facility’s construction had begun even before the 2015 nuclear deal was inked, Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi informed, expressing hope that the first old-generation […]

True face of American Democrats

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2018

Hanif Ghaffari Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran and the re-enforcement of US secondary sanctions against our country have raised the opposition of the Democratic politicians and members of the US Senate. During recent weeks, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Susan Rice and Richard Nephew have become supporters of the nuclear […]

Obama’s uprising to scramble Trump

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

Abdulhamid Bayati Barack Obama ended his presidency with pride and successes such as reaching an agreement with Iran over the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA. Leaving the arena to Trump, the ex-US president has recently made headlines again. Trump’s effort to eliminate everything that was signed or approved […]

Need to stay out of FATF listing

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

Iqbal Khan Caretaker government would do a great service by forming a national commission to identify and punish all those responsible for letting the things reverse back after Pakistan’s previous journey to blacklist was over. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has formally placed Pakistan on the grey list due to ‘strategic deficiencies’ in its […]

Iran’s last deadline to Europe for preserving JCPOA

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Mohammad Ghaderi High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy “Federica Mogherini has announced that the Europe’s package of proposals for preserving the nuclear deal will soon be delivered to the Iranian authorities. The package is scheduled to be submitted to the diplomatic system and foreign policy apparatus of our country […]

Zero tolerance policies toward the most vulnerable

By The Frontier Post | July 1, 2018

Ergin Yaman In an age where humanity is feeling smug about the advances made in children’s rights and human rights, what has been deemed proper for migrant children, toddlers, babies and their families at the U.S. border is an indicator that regardless of any concordat when men want to be cruel, heartless and merciless, no […]

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Editorial

SC directives for construction of dams

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2018

Despite the looming water crisis, construction of big dams remained at the bottom of priorities of the ruling political leadership. Starting construction work on Diamer Basha dam and Mohamand dam, officially named Munda dam, was delayed for over 15 years. Consequently, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had to take the initiative for […]

Rationale for power sector reforms

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2018

The Ministry of Finance informed a parliamentary body that the previous PML-N government had borrowed Rs. 180 billion to reduce circular debt, but the burden was shifted to consumers in the form of debt surcharge who honestly and regularly pay their electricity bills. The government has miserably failed to recover Rs. 850 billion from defaulter […]

Is financial crisis emerging?

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

The downturn of the economy accelerated by the Previous PML-N government now seems to be heading towards financial crisis. The budget deficit has hit a new high of Rs. 2.4 trillion, compelling the finance ministry to instruct the Central Bank and Accountant General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) to block the clearance of government cheques on June […]

Extension in tax amnesty deadline

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

With a surge in interest in declaration of foreign and domestic asset, the government has extended the tax amnesty for one month with a cut of date of July31. A presidential ordinance has been issued in this regard. The deadline for filing amnesty declarations was June 30, however during last week, a large number of […]

Water resource conservation

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (Retd) Dost Muhammad Khan, while presiding over a meeting of high officials of agriculture and irrigation departments underscored the need for the completion of on going small dam projects. He emphasized long term planning for water conservation projects that are of low cost and provide more benefits. He said these projects […]

Non-productive loans

By The Frontier Post | July 1, 2018

In the debt riddled Pakistan’s economy the pendulum has swung towards non-productive mode of financing with high interest bearing loans, mostly acquired from China and floating of Euro and Sukuk bonds. Five years ago, in PPP government two-third of loans used to be taken for productive project with built-in capacity of pay back. The projects […]

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