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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 […]

Six new federal minister takes oath

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Six new ministers took oath at the President House on Tuesday. According to details, President Dr Arif Alvi administered oath to three federal ministers and three ministers of state. Umar Ayub Khan, Ali Muhammad Mehar, Ali Zaidi were sworn in as federal ministers while Murad Saeed, Hammad Azhar and Mian Muhammad Shabbir Qureshi […]

Security forces foils major terrorism bid in Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that the Frontier Corps (FC) foiled a major terrorist bid in Zhob district of Balochistan on Monday evening. Military media wing issued a statement and it said that 21 improvised explosive device’s (IED) weighing 235 kilograms were recovered from the border town of Qamar Din […]

SHC orders formation of JIT over May 12 riots

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday has ordered to form a joint investigation team to probe the May 12, 2007 riots in Karachi. According to reports, more than 50 people were killed and over 100 injured the attacks on rallies by different political parties and lawyers who had attempted to receive the […]

Pakistan committed to successful implementation of CPEC: FO

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistani leadership has conveyed to Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a national priority for the government, Foreign Office Monday said in a press statement. “Pakistan remains committed to the successful implementation of CPEC,” the Foreign Office statement said on the completion of […]

Judicial Year 2018-19 commences with high hopes, commitments

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

Tariq Ullah Wardak ISLAMABAD: New Judicial Year (2018-19) commenced on Monday with a ceremony held in the Supreme Court with high hopes, commitments and being fearless for dispensation of justice. The ceremony was organised by the apex court under the chairmanship of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. Anwar Mansoor Khan, Attorney General for Pakistan, Kamran […]

Global

Dozens of Jewish settlers storm Al-Aqsa compound

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Dozens of Israeli settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, according to a Palestinian official. “More than 150 Jewish settlers stormed the holy compound through the Al-Mugharbah gate,” Firas al-Dibs, a spokesman for Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, a Jordan-run organization responsible for overseeing the city’s Islamic sites, […]

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Iranian forces should increase power to ‘scare off’ enemies, says Khamenei

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the Iranian people have proved that if a nation is not scared of the bullies and trust their own abilities, the superpowers are doomed to retreat and failure. The Islamic Republic of Iran and its people are eloquently demonstrating their resistance against oppression and […]

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Around 76 percent of Islamophobic attacks target women in Belgium

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Around 76 percent of Islamophobic attacks in Belgium in 2017 targeted Muslim women, an anti-Islamophobia association in the country revealed on Saturday. The Belgian Association for the Prevention of Islamophobia (CCIB) published a report on the attacks happened in 2017. According to the report, the attacks mainly carried out by targeting places […]

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Russia calls on UK to help identify poisoning suspects

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia needs data to confirm or deny the identification of suspects in the Salisbury Novichok attack, the country’s presidential spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday. “It is necessary to establish who these people are, whether there are such citizens. It’s a matter of verification. We want to do this as quickly and […]

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Trump: Justice Dept. should probe NY Times op-ed writer

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday the Department of Justice should find out who penned a scathing anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that has sent shockwaves through the administration. “I would say Jeff should be investigating who the author of that piece was because I really believe it’s national security,” […]

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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk RAMALLAH: Dozens of Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops on Friday in the occupied West Bank village of Ras Karkar, according to eyewitnesses. Troops used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse a Palestinian demonstration held to protest attempts by Jewish settlers to seize local Palestinian land, witnesses told Anadolu Agency. At least one demonstrator […]

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Pakistan

CJP resents water companies for selling ‘free of cost’ water at higher rates

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu notice of the exploitation of ground water by mineral water companies. Hearing the Katas Raj case, the chief justice sought data regarding water usage by these companies from concerned departments. Water is very precious for us. Mineral water companies are […]

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 […]

Afghanistan

New NATO Commander vows all-out support to Afghan armed forces

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The new Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission and the US forces in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller has vowed all-out support to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said Gen. Miller reaffirmed the alliance’s support to the Afghan armed forces during a meeting […]

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4 cops dead, wounded after Taliban attacks in Ghor

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Taliban gunmen killed a policeman and wounded three others in western Ghor province, officials said Monday. The Taliban gunmen attacked several police posts in the Pequl Jozak area of Sagher district last night, killing a cop and wounding three others, said Abdul Hayee Khatebi, spokesman of Ghor governor. He said reinforcement reached […]

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Three schools bombed in Paktika

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk KHOST: Anti-government gunmen bombed three schools in Sharana, capital of Paktika province, education officials said Monday. The gunmen blew up the Hazrat Bilal and Syed Jalal Bukhari with bombs and fired rocket on the Khwaja Khil schools at approximately 7:00 a.m. (local time) Monday, said Mehrabuddin Shafaq, director of Paktika education department. He […]

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Taliban claim capturing district centre in Balkh

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Taliban claimed they have captured Chahi district in the relatively peaceful northern Balkah. The Taliban fighters launched attacks on the Chahi district headquarters compound, police headquarters and surrounding security posts Sunday afternoon, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP). He said the Taliban seized district centre, adding numerous government troops […]

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Kandahar to export 20,000 tons of grapes this year

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR CITY: Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials in southern Kandahar province expect exports of above 20,000 tons of grapes to foreign countries this year from the province. Despite drought and irrigation water scarcity, grape harvests increased in Kandahar this year compared to the past, local officials say. They say standard packaging and […]

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Deputy chief of NSC also quits

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: National Security Council (NSC)’s deputy head Sulaiman Kakar on Monday presented his resignation to President Ashraf Ghani. In his resignation letter, a copy of which has been received by Pajhwok Afghan News, Kakar thanked President Ghani for reposing trust in him. He said due to some issues and difficulties he could not […]

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Business

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 […]

PPL discovers oil in Punjab

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited, operator of Karsal Block (3372-18) with 100 percent working interest, has made an oil discovery from its exploratory well Talagang X-1, located at District Chakwal, Punjab. Talagang X-1 was spud on May 24, 2018 and drilled down to the depth of 3675 metres measured depth inside Nammal formation. Based […]

2nd meeting of Pak-Saudi Joint Working Group on Trade & Investment held

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pak-Saudi Joint Working Group on Trade & Investment was constituted in the 11th Session of Pak-Saudi Joint Ministerial Commission held at Islamabad in January 2018, with a view to enhancing bilateral economic cooperation through identifying concrete & specific areas in trade and investment. Second meeting of the JWG was held at Islamabad […]

Indian rupee continues to fall against the dollar

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

MUMBAI (AFP) – India’s rupee hit a new record low of 72 to the dollar on Thursday as emerging market currencies suffered more losses. The under-pressure currency of Asia’s third-largest economy slid to 72.12 to the greenback in afternoon trade. The rupee has steadily fallen by about 10 percent throughout 2018, after starting the year […]

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Sports

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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Pogba always welcome at Barca, says Suarez

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

Barcelona (AFP): Luis Suarez believes Paul Pogba should be challenging for more trophies than he is at Manchester United and would always be welcome at Barcelona. Pogba has endured a turbulent two years since returning to Old Trafford for a then world-record fee of 105 million euros ($121.7) and his relationship with coach Jose Mourinho […]

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Cook ‘cried’ as he told team-mates of retirement

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

LONDON (BBC): Alastair Cook says he cried as he told England team-mates he was to retire from international cricket, a decision he had been considering for six months. The opener, 33, will step down from England duty after the final Test against India, which starts on Friday. Cook, who averages 18.62 in 2018, said he […]

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Cook deserves more credit

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

SYDNEY (Agencies): Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has described Alastair Cook as one of the game’s “true gentleman” after the record-breaking England opener decided to end his 12-year international career. Cook, who will retire after this week’s fifth test against India, is the sixth highest scorer in five-day cricket with 12,254 runs, including 32 centuries. […]

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Messi surprised by Ronaldo’s Madrid exit

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

BARCELONA (Agencies): Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus. Messi also believes the transfer will leave Madrid worse off and says Juve are now among the clear favourites to win this season’s Champions League. Ronaldo swapped Spain for Italy in a deal worth €100 […]

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Sharapova crashes at US Open to birthday girl Suarez Navarro

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Agencies): Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the US Open in the fourth round on Monday, losing 6-4, 6-3 to Spanish birthday girl Carla Suarez Navarro who inflicted the Russian’s first ever night-time loss at the tournament. Sharapova, the 2006 champion who was trying to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since […]

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Fashion

Big B to play a cameo in Kajol’s ‘Helicopter Eela’

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: This sure has come out as good news for Amitabh Bachchan and Kajol fans as the megastar will be seen doing a cameo in the latter’s next, Helicopter Eela. Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, Helicopter Eela is a film about parenting and generation gap. The film is based on Aanand Gandhi’s popular Gujarati […]

Priyanka Chopra reveals first poster of ‘Pataakha’

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After Rangoon, Vishal Bhardwaj is back to the big screen with his next directorial venture titled Pataakha. The film is based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story titled Do Behnein. The film will tell us the story of two feuding sisters who realize the true nature of their relationship when they are […]

Sonali Bendre is the real ‘Hero’: Anupam Kher

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Veteran actor Anupam Kher got the chance to spend some quality time with Sonali Bendre, who is currently undergoing metastatic cancer treatment in New York. The actor described Sonali as his hero after they met up on Saturday. He tweeted, “I have done few films with Sonali Bendre. We’ve met socially many […]

Sharmila Tagore praises Alia Bhatt’s performance in “Raazi”

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has penned a column for a leading publication on why Alia Bhatt is the game-changer in the 21st century in Bollywood and how she has redefined the image of a heroine in the industry. In the column, Sharmila goes on to explain how Alia has managed to shift […]

Filmmaker reveals new posters of ‘Namastey England’

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The hit Jodi of Ishaqzaade, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra are back with a bang! The couple will soon reunite on screen with Vipul Shah’s Namastey England. The lead actors released new posters from the film today and it looks like their chemistry has picked up right from where it left off. […]

Gulshan Kumar biopic ‘Mogul’ to go on the floors next year

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Mogul, the much talked about biopic of Gulshan Kumar, recently got back in the headlines when news broke that Aamir Khan was coming on board as its co-producer. It was also announced that the film will be releasing on Christmas 2019. However, no details regarding the cast and the film’s shooting schedule […]

Technology

Checkr creates severe agony for Uber drivers

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2018

F.P Report New York: Checkr, a company used by Uber for doing background checks of its drivers has created severe mental agony for Uber drivers by providing back ground information on many drivers which is not accurate. Several drivers who have been working for Uber since many years have complained to Uber that they have […]

Google offers $550 million for China’s second-largest e-commerce player

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Tech giant Google said Monday it will invest more than half a billion dollars in China’s second-largest e-commerce player, JD.com. As part of a strategic partnership, Google will put $550 million in cash into JD.com, the companies said in a statement. In return, Google will receive more than 27 million newly issued JD.com Class A […]

Young people preferring WhattsApp over Facebook for news

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The use of social media networks such as Facebook to consume news has started to fall in the United States as many young people turn toward messaging apps such as Facebook-owned WhatsApp to discuss events, the Reuters Institute found. Usage of Facebook, the world’s largest social network, for news is down 9 […]

New BlackBerry phone to revive grey brand

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk There’s a new BlackBerry smartphone, the latest effort to revive the once-dominant brand. The BlackBerry Key2 was unveiled Thursday in New York by TCL Communication, the Chinese manufacturer which took over the rights to the smartphone brand from the Canadian tech firm in 2016. The new device, which includes a physical keyboard under […]

Forza Horizon-4: Microsoft announces for Xbox One and PC

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Forza Horizon 4, the imaginatively named sequel to 2016’s Forza Horizon 3 — has officially been announced for both the Xbox One and PC onstage at Microsoft’s E3 presentation. In keeping with the tick-tock cadence of the mainstream, ultra-realistic Forza Motorsport titles and the more laid-back Forza Horizon series, Forza Horizon 4 is an arcade racer. Instead of worrying about […]

Kingdom Hearts-III to be release in January 2019  

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW York: Square Enix just announced Kingdom Hearts III’s release date, because why not? The long-awaited action-roleplaying game will be out on January 29, 2019, the publisher says. Technically this is a delay—Square had previously said Kingdom Hearts III would be out in 2018—but at least there’s a firm date now? And at least they […]

Health

Polio comeback to Venezuela after decades

By The Frontier Post | June 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk VENEZUELA: Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports. The organization said the child had no history of vaccination and lives in an under-immunized extremely impoverished Delta Amacuro state. Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling childhood disease caused by […]

Eating sensibly can reduce death risk for cancer survivors

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Adhering to a diverse diet and consuming “foods in moderation” may be enough to slash cancer survivors’ death risk by 65 percent, suggests a new study. A growing body of evidence is suggesting that diets influence the outlook of cancer survivors. For instance, a recent study has suggested that a low-fat diet may significantly improve the […]

Suicide rates increase in US

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: In a concerning trend, deaths from suicide have increased in nearly every U.S. state in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found that from 1999 to 2016, suicide rates increased in 49 states, with 25 states experiencing increases of more than […]

Polio case surfaces in Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: A fresh case of polio has surfaced from Duki district of Balochistan. According to sources in the provincial health department, an 18-month-old boy Muhammad Usman from Killi Babran of Duki fell victim to the virus that was diagnosed in him Friday morning. Sources in the health department said Usman was administered the […]

Winter season are deadlier for heart patients

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Scientists have raised a warning bell for heart patients to be more careful during winter months. According to a study conducted by the British Heart Foundation, heart attacks are more likely to kill you in the winter than in the summer. Cardiologists at Leeds General Infirmary compared information from 4,056 people who […]

Europe’s mental health institutions substandard declares WHO

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk Mental health institutions in Europe are failing to safeguard residents’ human rights, with many described as shocking by experts who have found not one institution among 75 visited across the continent fully met all of the standards set by the United Nations. While some institutions took care to train staff to deal with […]

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Travel

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Article

Why did Saudi Arabia lift the driving ban on women only now?

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

Hana Al-Khamri Starting today, women in Saudi Arabia are finally able to drive legally after a long-standing ban was lifted by a royal decree. The unexpected decision to finally allow women to drive has been welcomed and praised by human rights campaigners across the world since it was first announced in September last year. But […]

Vision 2025, From Pakistan to Desert-istan

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2018

Muhammad Imran It is going to be a zero-water day in early 2019 if the water crisis continues; which means that everyone will be allowed to use only 25 liters of water daily, less than what we use in a five minutes shower. Until then, the government has decided to ban using tap water for […]

US Foreign Policy in crisis

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

M. Javad Zarif Following the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the third multilateral agreement that the current United States administration has withdrawn from. The administration has also put in jeopardy other multilateral arrangements such as NAFTA, the global trade system, and parts of the United […]

Ramping up Russia threat – manna from heaven for UK arms industry

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2018

John Wight In the West the painting of Russia as an expansionist power bent on destabilization continues. And the UK arms industry couldn’t be happier. In a report produced by the UK House of Commons Defence Committee, arguing for an increase in UK defence spending, seeing Russia described as being “central to the discussion of […]

Separating children from their families is nothing new, US has been doing it for decades

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2018

Darius Shahtahmasebi Outrage over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy appears to have little to do with genuine concerns over human-rights abuses committed by the US government on a routine basis. The Trump administration’s Stephen Miller-inspired immigration policy of coercively tearing children from their parents is rightly receiving a hefty load of criticism, even […]

Greece and Macedonia: A perfect compromise?

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2018

Beril Dedeoglu Macedonia became an independent country with the dismemberment of Yugoslavia and was admitted to the United Nations in 1993 under the name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (FYROM). Since then, Greece has opposed the use of the name “Macedonia” by this country. The Greek government even protested the country’s flag design.Greece suggested that […]

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Editorial

Power tariff and defaulters

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

Instead of taking strong action against electricity bill defaulters, comprising influential politicians, business tycoons and government departments a merciless policy of shifting the burden to the consumers who honestly and regularly pay their monthly power consumption bills is being implemented.The menace becomes a hydra headed monster in elected governments. This recipe of encouraging dishonesty and […]

Worsening economic outlook

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2018

One of the three top credit rating agencies, Moody’s Investors services has downgraded the outlook on Pakistan’s credit rating to negative from stable and affirmed the B 3 local and foreign currency long term issuer and unsecured debt rating. The decision to change the outlook from stable to negative is driven by Pakistan’s heightened external […]

Conflicting signals

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

Within the past few days conflicting signals have emanated from Washington that symbolizes use of stick more than carrot. The US military leadership considers Pakistan role as part of the solution in the resolution of Afghan conflict, notwithstanding certain reservations expressed in a diluted tone and tenor. But on the contrary, the civilian leadership dubs […]

Kalabagh dam dilemma

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2018

One of the burring and most debated issues in print and electronic media now a day is the opposition to the construction of Kalabagh dam, ignoring an informed discussion on its merits and demerits. One may think Is Kalabagh dam is frown upon and rejected for purely political reasons or the concerns raised are genuine? […]

Hinting at low price LNG deals

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2018

In comparison with the volatile crude oil prices, liquefied natural gas (LNG), if purchased at the prevailing standard international prices, will prove a game-changer for Pakistan’s economy. Plans are underway to make more long term supply arrangements of LNG at comparatively lower price than the previous one of PML-N government through government-to government deals and […]

Appeasing offshore account holders

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2018

The tax amnesty scheme announced by the previous PML-N government has not encouraged the illegal offshore account holders to pay a ridiculously low 2 percent tax and get their black money whitened both within the country and abroad. Extremely worried about the precarious economic situation, the caretaker government, with its limited mandate to fix the […]

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