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Accountability court approves Nawaz, Maryam’s three-day exemption request in Avenfield reference

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability hearing Avenfield reference against Sharif family members on Monday has allowed a three-day exemption to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in the case. The Avenfield reference, pertaining to the Sharif family’s London properties, is among three references filed against the Sharif family by the National […]

Ex-premier Abbasi appears before election appellate tribunal

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday appeared before an election tribunal for the hearing of an appeal against his nomination papers submitted for NA-57 Murree constituency. Justice Abdul Rehman Lodhi of Lahore High Court is conducting the proceedings. Former premier Shahid Khaqan […]

ECP rejects appeals seeking delay in Election 2018

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected all three petitions on Monday seeking a delay in the General Election which is scheduled to be held on July 25. On Monday, Chief Election Commissioner, Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza had reserved his verdict after hearing the petitions requesting a delay in the […]

Appellate tribunal clears PTI Chief to contest from NA-95 Mianwali

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: An appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court on Monday cleared the PTI’s chief Imran Khan to contest election Mianwali’s NA-95 constituency after announcing its verdict on Khan’s appeal against the rejection of his candidacy for the Mianwali’s seat. According to reports, the appellate tribunal rejected the Returning Officer’s (RO) decision of […]

Grey list: FATF likely to review Pakistan’s case today

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Financial Action Task Force (FATF) likely to review Pakistan’s case at the ongoing meeting in Paris. According to reports, Caretaker Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar arrived in Paris on Monday along with officials of the financial monitoring unit to fight the country’s case. The delegation will informed that meeting regarding the steps […]

Shahbaz starts PML-N election drive with Karachi Jalsa

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: President Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif, who Monday kicked start his party election campaign from Karachi in rare move, took popular position on Kalabagh Dam. Addressing traders and businessmen, the PMLN President and former Chief Minister said Kalabagh dam is necessary but it should not be constructed at the cost […]

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South African police raid Bank of Baroda in corruption investigation

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

DURBAN (Reuters): An elite South Africa police unit raided offices of India’s Bank of Baroda on Friday and seized documents as part of an investigation into state corruption under former president Jacob Zuma, a police spokesman said. Bank of Baroda, which is winding down its operations in South Africa, was thrust into the spotlight two […]

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Guatemala warns of falling ash

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES (Reuters): Guatemalan officials warned of falling ash from the Fuego volcano late on Thursday and urged caution with flights as the Central American country recovers from devastating eruptions that have killed at least 109 people. The seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute Insivumeh advised the civil aviation authority to take precautions with […]

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French Opp, media cry foul over ‘fake news’ bill

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

PARIS (AFP): French lawmakers accused the government of attempting to legalise censorship during a stormy debate Friday over a bill designed to fight so-called fake news during election campaigns. President Macron launched a crusade against misinformation after being targeted during his 2017 campaign by online rumours that he was gay and had a secret bank […]

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US embassy in China sends new alert for mystery health issue

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

BEIJING (AP): The US embassy in China sent its second alert in two weeks on Friday to its citizens over unexplained health issues that have prompted the evacuation of a number of US government employees working at a consulate in a southern city. The alert urged Americans to seek medical help in the event they […]

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Newly-appointed Egypt PM in talks to form govt

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Egyptian Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Madbouli on Friday began consultations to form a new government amid expectations that as many as 10 cabinet ministers could be replaced. Flagship state daily Al-Ahram quoted unnamed government and parliamentary sources as saying that the new cabinet lineup would likely be sworn in sometime next week. According […]

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‘Cooperation with China is at an “unprecedented level”’

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Cooperation between Russia and China is at an all-time high, Russian President Vladmir Putin told his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in a meeting on Friday ahead of a summit featuring their two countries and six Asian states. “Cooperation with China is one of Russia’s top priorities and it has reached an unprecedented […]

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Faisal Sabzwari alleges ECP directly involved in rigging

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Faisal Sabzwari on Monday stated that General Elections 2018 was first elections in country’s history in which Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was directly involved in ‘massive rigging’. He was addressing presser in Karachi along with other MQM-P leaders and former Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair. Sabzwari […]

Jugnoo Mohsin announces to support PML-N

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Jugnoo Mohsin, a newly elected independent MPA and wife of Najam Sethi, chairman Pakistan Cricket Board has announced to support PML-N. She made this announcement during her meeting with PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif on Monday. Shahbaz has assigned responsibilities to her to contact other independent MPAs for seeking their support. Jugnoo Mohsin […]

Lt Gen. Butt visits Mohmand Bajaur, to check security

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

F.P Report Peshawar: Commander Peshawar Corps Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt visited Bajaur and Mohmand Districts here on Tuesday. He was given detailed briefing on prevailing security environment, operational preparedness, improved border security measures & developmental work under progress in the areas While addressing he hailed high morale of the troops and their determination to […]

Humayun vows to fight for masses right

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: The newly elected MPA from PK-14 Humayun Khan announced that he would not claim any travelling and dinner allowance from the national exchequer and would afford his expenses on his own. Addressing a gathering at Chakdara bar he said his party and workers had given him the mandate and he would serve […]

Heavy rain creates problems for inhabitants of Hafizabad

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

F.P. Report HAFIZABAD: Hafizabad city and rural areas of the district received heavy rains during the past 72 hours creating multiple problems for the citizens. The open drains overflowed and sewerage system remained choked in most of the localities as a result of which rain water and sewage flooded most of the streets. The sewage […]

3 killed, 8 injured as two tribes clashed in Khanpur

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

F.P. Report KHANPUR: At least three people were killed and women and children among eight injured in an armed clash between Bijrani and Teghani tribes. Police said that the culprits belonging to Teghani tribe attacked the members of Bijrani tribe with rockets and firing while they were engaged in cultivation of rice in village Haji […]

Afghanistan

80pc of Pato residents without Tazkira

By The Frontier Post | May 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEILI: An overwhelming majority of Pato Ghar district residents in central Daikundi province do not have Tazkira or paper national identity card which is required for registration to vote, residents say. Mullah Ahmad Gul, a resident of Pato Ghar district, said an absolute majority of the district dwellers had no Tazkira. “If the […]

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11 militants killed in Ghazni IED blast

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI: At least eleven gunmen were killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The Afghan Military official told media that the incident has taken place inside a mosque in the restive Andar district and adding that an IED went off among the militants in Ismail Kabuli mosque […]

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Closer than ever to defeating polio, says Dr. Feroz

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Public health minister Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz on Sunday said Afghanistan was closer than ever in history to defeating polio with only a few places remaining where the virus was still transmitting. Speaking at the launch of the second round of “National Immunization Days (NIDS)” for polio eradication at a religious school in […]

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Special security unit being created to protect mines

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) on Sunday announced a special security unit would be created to prevent illegal extraction and ensure transparency in the mining sector. Abdul Qadir Mutfa, the MoMP spokesman, made the announcement at a media briefing in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, Sunday. He acknowledged militant […]

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Distribution of old ID cards starts in 5 Herat district

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk HERAT CITY: Old national identity cards (NICs) — locally called tazkeras, has been kicked off and is being distributed in five district of Herat province, an official said on Sunday. Local officials considered the launch of NIC distribution a facility for the masses ahead of the upcoming Wolesi Jirga and district council elections, […]

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Security forces recapture Kohistan

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ: The security forces recaptured Kohistan district in Badakhshan from Taliban, officials said on Sunday. The Taliban had captured Kohistan district headquarters after three days of gunfight on last Friday. The security forces launched operation to retake the district headquarters, Badakhshan police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani told Afghan Islamic Press. They regained control over […]

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Business

Petroleum products prices likely to increase for June

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government is likely to increase the price of petroleum products for the month of June 2018. According to reports, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) is all set to send a summary in this regard and it demanded to increase the prices of petroleum products from June 1. Sources told […]

Circular debt reaches Rs573 billion

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD:The Senate special committee on circular debt was apprised by Ministry of Energy (Power Division) the circular debt in the power sector had touched an alarming Rs573 billion. The meeting was presided over by Shibli Faraz, the joint secretary of the power division and was informed from a circular debt of Rs573 billion, […]

First ever national food security policy launched

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan Tuesday launched the first ever National Food Security Policy framework to provide a mechanism to address all four components of food security including food availability, accessibility, utilization and stability. The policy envisages to achieve its objectives through alleviation of poverty, promotion […]

Dixons Carphone to close 92 stores

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

LONDON (BBC News):  Shares in Dixons Carphone have sunk by nearly 20% after it warned of a sharp fall in profits this year. The mobile phone and electrical goods retailer also said it would close 92 of its more than 700 Carphone Warehouse stores this year. It expects pre-tax profits for 2017-18 to be £382m, […]

Canada to buy Trans Mountain pipeline

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

OTTAWA (Reuters): The Canadian government said on Tuesday it will buy Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd’s Trans Mountain pipeline project for C$4.5 billion but does not intend to be the long-term owner of the project, which has faced fierce environmental opposition. Canada will also offer federal loan guarantees to ensure construction continues through the 2018 season […]

WB to provide $400m for two projects

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Economic Affairs Division on Tuesday signed two Financing Agreements worth US$ 400 million with the World Bank to finance two projects including Punjab Cities Programme ($200 million) and Punjab Green Development Programme ($200 million). Secretary, Economic Affairs Division Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani signed the Financing Agreements on behalf of the Government of […]

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Sports

Djokovic cruises past Dolgopolov in Italian Open

By The Frontier Post | May 16, 2018

  ROME (Agencies): Former world number one Novak Djokovic said on Monday he felt reassured to be back playing on the familiar red clay of Rome as he dispatched Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets in the first round. The 12-time Grand Slam champion, who won the last of his 68 ATP titles at the Canadian […]

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England recall Buttler for first Pakistan Test

By The Frontier Post | May 16, 2018

London (Agencies): England recalled batsman Jos Buttler in a 12-man squad announced Tuesday for the first Test against Pakistan at Lord´s on May 24. In the first England squad since former Test batsman Ed Smith took over as national selector, Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess was given a first call-up. But, after England´s tour series losses […]

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Nasir Jamshed to answer PCB’s corruption charges

By The Frontier Post | May 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed has decided to answer Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) corruption charges against him. According to sources, Jamshed will submit all the answers by May 18 to the PCB which coincides with the same day as the anti-corruption tribunal meeting. Jamshed will submit the answers through his lawyers and […]

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Ireland Test debut ends in five-wicket defeat by Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

DUBLIN (Agencies): Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq saw his side to victory as Ireland’s first match in men’s Test cricket ended in a gallant last-day defeat by five wickets at Malahide on Tuesday. Pakistan, set a seemingly modest 160 to win, after earlier making Ireland follow-on, collapsed to 14 for three before lunch on the fifth day. […]

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Arthur optimistic of repeat of 2016 heroics against England

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk Dublin: Head coach Mickey Arthur believes Pakistan have enough potential to repeat the heroics of the 2016 series against England. The Sarfraz Ahmed-led unit will travel to England from Ireland, where they will play two Tests starting from May 24. The last time Pakistan toured England was under the leadership of Misbahul Haq […]

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Federer regains top ranking

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

PARIS (Agencies): Rafael Nadal’s surprise quarter-final exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as world number one by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday. Federer returns to the top spot despite not having played since March. Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic slipped six places to 18th after […]

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