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CJP reaches London for dam fundraising

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has reached London on Wednesday for a week-long visit for Diamer-Bhasha dam fundraising. According to reports, special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Anil Musarrat, Additional Advocate General along with other government officials were present at the Heathrow Airport upon his arrival to […]

All set to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi today

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Muslims living across the country are set to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi on 12th Rabi ul Awal (Wednesday) with religious fervour and enthusiasm. The Government has already declared the day as a national holiday. The day will dawn by offering special prayers for the unity of Muslim Ummah, progress and prosperity of the […]

Pakistan’s honour, security shall always stay premier: COAS

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday called upon the international community to acknowledge “the highest military, economic, political and social cost” paid by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism. “We have paid the highest military, economic, political and social cost and the world should acknowledge that,” he […]

Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump’s remarks

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The US Chargé D Affaires Ambassador Paul Jones was summoned to Foreign Office on Tuesday and a strong protest was lodged with him on the unwarranted and unsubstantiated allegations made against Pakistan by the US President Donald Trump. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua conveyed the Government s disappointment on the recent tweets and […]

NAB approves inquiries against Akram Durrani, Nisar Khuhro and others

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday approved 13 inquiries against former federal minister for housing and works Akram Khan Durrani, former Sindh food minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and others. The Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was held at the anti-graft watchdog’s headquarters with Bureau’s Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal in […]

JIT head investigating SP Tahir’s murder replaced

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The head of a joint investigation team (JIT) formed to investigate the abduction and killing of Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar was changed on Tuesday. According to details, the constituted JIT was to be headed by Islamabad SP Police Investigation Gulfam Nasir, however, the sources privy to the matter later […]

Global

Hong Kong democrats hope to regain veto powers in crucial by-election

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

HONG KONG (Reuters): Hong Kong’s democratic opposition is aiming to win back a crucial legislative council seat in an election on Sunday that will restore some of its veto power at a time when the China-ruled city’s freedoms are under strain. The city’s opposition Democrats squandered a chance in March to regain their veto power, […]

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China lauds voters after defeat of Taiwan’s ruling party

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): China on Sunday welcomed the defeat of Taiwan’s pro-independence ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at local elections, saying it showed people wanted peaceful relations with Beijing. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who faces re-election in a little more than year, on Saturday resigned as chairwoman of the DPP, taking responsibility for her party’s massive […]

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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Iran’s west

By The Frontier Post | November 25, 2018

ANKARA (AA): A magnitude-6.4 temblor rocked western Iran near its border with Iraq, state media reported on Sunday. The epicenter of the quake was western Kermanshah province, Iran’s state television said. There were no immediate reports of causalities or damage. The shake was also felt in northern Iraq. No other details are available at this […]

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India: Muslims worried as Hindus rally at disputed site

By The Frontier Post | November 25, 2018

CHANDIGARH (AA): Thousands of Hindus nationalists on Sunday began to converge on the Indian town of Ayodhya to demand the construction of a temple at a site where 16th century Babri Mosque had once existed. The latest event has triggered fresh tensions in Ayodhya city, with media reports claiming that several Muslims have left the […]

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UK parliament to vote on Brexit deal before Christmas

By The Frontier Post | November 25, 2018

LONDON (AA): The House of Commons will vote on the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration before Christmas, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. Speaking at a news conference in Brussels, May once again defended the deal reached with the EU and said it was the only deal available. Earlier, the 27 members […]

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Indian troops martyr six more Kashmiris in fresh assault

By The Frontier Post | November 25, 2018

SRINAGAR (Web Desk): In a fresh act of state terrorism, Indian occupying forces martyred six more Kashmiris in the Shopian district on Sunday. According to Kashmir Media Service, during a so-called cordon and search operation at Batagund in Kapran area of the district, the Indian 34-Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group […]

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Pakistan

Honest police officer returns over Rs 0.6m to its owner

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2018

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: In an exemplary show of honesty, a police officer who found over Rs 0.6 million returned to its real owner in Zhob district of Balochistan province. The incident took place on Friday, when a contractor Anwer Shah Mandokhail, was on way home with over six lack rupees. But when he reached home […]

Parents Day at Cadet College celebrated

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2018

Sahibzada Afridi KOHAT: The 23rd parents’ day of Garrison Cadet College Kohat was celebrated with full zeal. Family members and friends of the cadets from all over the country attended the program and enjoyed different events presented by the cadets. The Chief Guest of the program was Maj General Asad Nawaz Khan (GOC 9 Div). […]

Sargodha University professor dies of ‘cardiac arrest’ under custody

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: A Sargodha University professor under investigation in a corruption case has died of “cardiac arrest” under custody, prison officials said on Friday. Official said Professor Mian Javed was being held at Camp Jail, Lahore, where he suffered cardiac arrest. However, pictures of the deceased professor’s body went viral on social media with […]

FIA arrests suspect involved in Rs3 bn online currency fraud in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency cybercrime wing arrested on Friday a suspect involved in bitcoin fraud worth rupees three billion from Gulshan-e-Iqbal. According to the FIA, the suspect has been involved in duping around 17,000 citizens. The FIA has initiated a crackdown against the suspects involved in online currency fraud, saying that four […]

ECP finalizes arrangements for LG by-elections in Sindh

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized arrangements for the Local government by-polls in Sindh, on December 23. Polling material has been shifted to the concerned polling stations for the local bodies by polls in Sindh. “Polling material has been moved to the polling stations where the by polls taking place in […]

Govt, opposition agree on solving public issues, effective legislation

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Opposition leader in the House Shehbaz Sharif agreed on Friday to make legislation process effective and resolve public issues, said an official press statement. Speaker NA Asad Qaiser and Shehbaz Sharif met today after the latter was elected chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. During the […]

Afghanistan

World Bank, Afghanistan sign agreement of $403m assistance

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The World Bank signed an agreement of $ 403 million assistance with the Afghan government for the improvements in primary, secondary and higher education as well as advancing the economic and social standing of rural women. “Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure and Technology to the […]

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Pence greets Ghani on polls

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US Vice President Mike Pence has congratulated President Ashraf Ghani over the phone on the successful Wolesi Jirga elections, saying a large number of people came out to vote disregarding the Taliban threat. “He (Pence) congratulated the Afghan people on the steady advance of democracy following the parliamentary elections this past weekend,” […]

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Czech soldier killed, 2 wounded

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): A Resolute Support mission soldier has been killed in an apparent insider attack in the Afghanistan, NATO says. The victim was from the Czech Republic, a statement from the Czech military said, though the NATO-led mission did not name the casualty. “Initial reports indicate the attack was committed by a member of the […]

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Political parties want non-biometric votes invalidated

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political parties welcomed what they said huge turnout in the Wolesi Jirga elections but also alleged the vote was massively rigged. Biometric system was for the first time used in the election to ensure transparency but votes were polled at some polling stations without biometric verification due to technical problems in the […]

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NATO congratulate Kabul on successful elections

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: NATO and India have commended the people of Afghanistan for October 20 elections in which millions of people exercised their democratic right. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hailed the Afghan security forces for providing security for the election despite great challenges. “I commend the millions of Afghan men & women who have […]

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CEO rejects rumors NATO killed Raziq

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Chief Executive of the Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah strongly reacted to the rumors alleging the involvement of the foreign forces in the deadly Kandahar incident that left two top security officials dead. Speaking during the meeting of the council of ministers in Kabul, Abdullah rejected the rumors as baseless and called […]

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Business

European stock markets mostly advance; oil retreats

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

LONDON (APP): European stock markets mostly rose Tuesday but London dropped as oil prices pulled back from a recent surge. Share prices of heavyweight energy companies, including Shell and BP, declined by about 1.5 percent as crude oil lost more than half a dollar. London’s FTSE was dragged lower also by share price falls for […]

5 per cent ST withdrawal on cotton import greeted

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir, Senior Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) lauded the government decision to consider withdrawal 5 percent sales tax on the import of cotton and termed it in line with the demand of the textile sector. In a statement he said that the depressed […]

Turkish lira at best level against dollar in 2 months

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The value of the Turkish lira against the US dollar has hit a two-month high, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency. By market close on Monday, the USD/TRY exchange rate plunged to 5.7830, falling over 2.5 percent from Friday’s closing rate of 5.9320, marking the lira’s best showing in two months. […]

Dollar slightly up as yen falls to one month low

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

SINGAPORE (Agencies): The U.S. dollar edged up on Tuesday after it was dented by weak U.S. retail sales data overnight, while New Zealand’s currency gained on the back of stronger than expected inflation data. The dollar index, a gauge of its value against six major peers, traded steady at 95.143, gaining 0.09 percent on Tuesday, […]

Oil prices increase after Iranian oil exports fall

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

SEOUL (Agencies): Oil prices rose on Tuesday on signs Iranian oil exports this month have fallen from September ahead of U.S. sanctions against Tehran that are set to start in November. International benchmark Brent crude for December delivery rose 27 cents, or 0.33 percent, to $81.05 per barrel by 0325 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate […]

Global steel body hikes demand forecasts

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

TOKYO (Agencies ): The World Steel Association on Tuesday doubled its 2018 and 2019 forecasts for growth in global demand for the material used in everything from cars to construction but said that trade tensions were clouding the outlook for the sector. The caution over trade from a body that represents 85 percent of global […]

Sports

New Zealand beat Argentina to win sixth Rugby Championship

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2018

BUENOS AIRES (Agencies): New Zealand won the Rugby Championship for the sixth time by beating Argentina 35-17 in Buenos Aires on Saturday as they put a stunning home defeat by South Africa behind them. The All Blacks led 21-3 at half-time before a sell-out 50,000 crowd and scored first in the second half through substitute […]

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Abdul Razzaq joins Lahore Qalandars for the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Another flamboyant Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has joined Lahore Qalandars’ squad for next month’s Abu Dhabi T20 tournament, which will be played next month. The signing was announced from Qalandars’ official Twitter handle with a video message from the all-rounder saying that he’s excited to be a part of the Qalandars’ squad […]

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Muhammad Bilal reaches Asian Snooker C’ship final

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal reached the final of the inaugural ACBS Asian Tour 10 Red championship in Doha, outplaying Hong Kong’s Chrung Ka Wai 5-4 in the semi-finals on Friday. Bilal will play the final against former Irish professional player Brendan O’ Donoghue, who defeated India’s Pankaj Advani 5-0 in the other semi-finals […]

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Fakhar, Shadab, Hasan promoted to platinum category for PSL-4

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Several young cricketers have been promoted to the platinum category by Pakistan Cricket Board ahead of the 4th edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The new category list was announced on Saturday by the PCB, which also marks the commencement of retention and transfer window for the franchises ahead of PSL 2019. […]

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Pakistan win three Gold in Asian Junior Squash C’ship

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan once again vindicated its dominance in Asian junior squash by winning three Gold medals and one silver medal in the Asian Junior Squash Championship in Chennai. Abbas Zeb, Hamza Ali Khan and Haris Qasim won the finals of their respective age categories on Saturday while Anas Ali Shah lost the final […]

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No uncertainty surrounding Sarfraz’s captaincy: Inzamam

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has rejected the uncertainty surrounding Sarfraz Ahmed’s captaincy. Speaking to private channel, Inzamam expressed his confidence in Sarfraz and praised his leadership. Sarfraz’s captaincy has come under a cloud of doubt after Pakistan crashed out of the recently concluded Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. “There […]

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Fashion & Movies

Ayushmann and Sanya start shooting of ‘Badhai Ho’

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Dangal girl Sanya Malhotra and Ayushman Khurrana start shooting of their upcoming movie ‘Badhai Ho’. Ayushman has had a brilliant year after two back to back hit movies including Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. Sanya Malhotra, did only one film ‘Dangal’ and she proved her talent with her exceptional performance […]

Aishwarya demands heavy amount for remake of ‘Raat Aur Din’

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Former Miss World and Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachan has demanded Rs 100 million for playing the lead role in in Indian remake of 1967 film titled ‘Raat Aur Din’. The Indian media reported that the production house accepted the demand of Aishwarya and soon the shooting of the film will be […]

Sanjay Dutt’s biopic to be release on June 29

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The director of Sanjay Dutt’s biopic Rajkumar Hirani has said that the movie on the life of Bollywood Khalnayak will be released on June 29. Earlier, it was announced that the film was to be release on March 30. Ranbir Kapoor is playing the Sanjay Dutt’s role and Manisha Koirala will be […]

Dabang Khan receives death threats from a gangster

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk JAIPUR: Bollywood Dabang Khan is received death threat from the gangster Lawrence Bishnoi of Rajasthan. Bishnoi told media persons in Jodhpur that he will killed Salman Khan in Jodhpur then he will come to know our real identity. This he said while being taken to a Jodhpur court in police security as he appeared […]

Sushant Singh and Bhumi Pednekar to share screen in ‘Sone Chidaiya’

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhumi Pednekar and Sushant Singh Rajput will be seen together in Udta Punjab’s director Abhishek Chaubhey’s next movie ‘Sone Chidaiya’. Both the actors will work together for the first and the fans are excited about the news. As per the Indian media reports the story of the Chambal dacoits and is set […]

Radhika Apte confirms her next movie with Dev Patel

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Radhika Apte confirmed that she will share a screen with Dev Patel in the upcoming movie. Radhika Apte is one of the favorite actresses of critics because of her performance but she is gaining popularity with her commercial projects. Radhika Apte is currently busy in ‘Padman’ in which she paying […]

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