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Parliamentary committee confirms Justice Athar Minallah for IHC chief justice

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Judges (PCAJ) on Thursday accorded approval for Justice Athar Minallah as the new chief justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The approval came as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan chaired a meeting of the committee today. Pakistan Peoples Party’s Farooq H […]

11 killed in bar shootings in California

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — At least 11 bar patrons and a sheriff’s deputy were killed late Wednesday in a shooting at a country and western dance hall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., that was holding an event for college students, officials said. The gunman is dead, officials said early Thursday, adding that there was no longer […]

SC to hear fake bank accounts case on Nov 12

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear the fake banl accounts and money laundering case on November 12. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar will head a three-member bench of the Supreme Court. According to reports, Supreme Court has sent notices to the attorney general, director general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), prosecutor […]

Dharna violence case: ATC summons four federal ministers for next hearing

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Anti-Terrorism Court of Islamabad summoned four federal ministers to appear before the court on the next hearing of the cases related to the 2014 sit-ins protest. According to reports, ATC Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi heard the cases pertaining to the attacks on PTV and Parliament House in 2014. The ATC rejected […]

Eight killed, 28 injured in Dadu road mishap

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

F.P. Report DADU: As many as eight people including a woman were killed and 28 others injured when a passenger bus collided with a truck on Indus Highway in Dadu District on Thursday. Police told local media that the passenger bus was travelling to Karachi from Larkana and it hit a truck from behind near […]

Soldier martyred in unprovoked Indian firing

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that a Pakistani soldier was martyred in unprovoked Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday. According to ISPR, Sepoy Zaheer Ahmed was martyred in Thub Sector of LOC due to unprovoked firing by Indian troops. He belonged to Sultan Pur village, Tehsil and […]

Global

Vietnam arrests ex-minister as part of graft crackdown

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

HANOI (Reuters): Police in Vietnam arrested a former deputy labour minister on Friday on allegations of economic mismanagement, as the communist-led government presses on with a crackdown on corruption. Le Bach Hong, a former deputy minister of labour, invalids and social affairs, and former head of Vietnam Social Security, was accused of “deliberate violations of […]

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Russia summons Austrian ambassador over spy scandal

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

MOSCOW (AA): Russian foreign minister on Friday said he was “unpleasantly surprised” by Austria’s recent arrest of a suspect in espionage in favour of Russia. Austria had to contact Russia officially for their concerns regarding possible threats to its national security, Sergey Lavrov said at a news conference in Moscow. The Austrian ambassador to Moscow […]

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Trump signs proclamation limiting migrant asylum

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Friday denying migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally the ability to seek asylum in America. The move is in reaction to the caravans of migrants headed north to the southern border of the U.S., who planned to seek asylum once they arrived, however applies […]

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Erdogan marks 80th anniversary of Ataturk’s demise

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Turkish president on Friday commemorated the 80th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, “the founder of our republic”. In a commemorative message marking the day, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “Gazi [Veteran] Mustafa Kemal, who managed to unite our nation around a common ideal in the difficult path he took with endless confidence and […]

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Taliban denies receiving weapons from Russia

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

Elena Teslova MOSCOW: As the second round of the Moscow format consultations on Afghanistan ended in the Russian capital, the Afghan government and Taliban still seemed far apart and unlikely to negotiate unmediated without a breakthrough. Participants at the meeting focused on launching direct inter-Afghan dialogue aiming at stabilization of the country and “agreed to […]

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India to sell ‘enemy shares’ held by migrants to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India’s government said it will sell stocks worth millions of dollars seized from people who moved to Pakistan following partition in 1947 and the wars since, as a way to make up for a shortfall in revenues. The stocks worth at least 30 billion Indian rupees ($412.26 million) are part of what […]

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Pakistan

Resolving problems of common man top priority: Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that resolving the problems of common man is top priority of government and his strong commitment. He was talking to people belonging to various districts of the province who called on him here on Tuesday. The Chief Minister listened to their problems and issued […]

Steps taken to rectify problem of gas pressure: Sarwar

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan Tuesday said steps were being taken to rectify the problem of low gas pressure faced by citizens in different parts of the country. He was responding to a calling attention notice of MNAs Agha Hassan Baloch, Muhammad Hashim and Munawara Bibi who drew attention to the […]

Jhagra unveils major achievements of 100-day

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakthunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra Tuesday said that presenting surplus budget under pressure and difficult circumstance, getting Rs 37 billion net hydel profit’s arrears and transformation at KP Revenue authority are major three achievements during first 100-day. He said the provincial government will present its first 100-day plan before Prime […]

PHC dismisses accused plea in Asma Rani murder case

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

Kashif Yousafzai PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of the accused in Asma Rani murder case. According to details, a two member bench of PHC comprising Justice Rohul Alamin and Justice Qalander Ali Khan heard the case. The honorable bench heard the arguments of the lawyers and later dismissed the petition […]

NAB KP to investigate Canal view project

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is conducting an investigation against owners of M/S Canal View, Nasir Bagh Peshawar, who under the garb of illegal housing scheme defrauded public of their hard earned money. M/S canal View is an illegal housing scheme operating without NOC from PDA. Record of the advertising agency shows that plots […]

Representatives want to change LG system in KP

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

M. Haleem Asad TIMERGARA: Local government representatives and voters in Lower Dir have demanded of the Pakistan Tehrek Insaf government to re-implement the Gen. Musharaf era local government system if it is sincerely intends to strengthen the system at the grassroots. Talking to Frontier Post, residents here said that the 2002 LG system was more […]

Afghanistan

Russia ‘competing’ for influence in Afghanistan: Votel

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): US Gen. Joseph L Votel, commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), says that Russia is following a strategy to compete with the United States around the world, including Afghanistan. Votel said in an interview with VOA on Thursday that Moscow and Tehran are trying to increase their influence in Afghanistan. VOA reported that […]

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Political forces term biometric system trustworthy

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Political parties and movements have trusted the biometric system which will be made operational during upcoming Wolesi Jirga polls and warned the votes cast without biometric would never be acceptable. Addressing reporters here, members of some political parties said a large number of eligible voters did not take part in voter registration process in which a […]

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Families of victims demand probe into Kandahar airstrike

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

KANDAHAR (TOLONews): Two days after four civilians were killed in an airstrike in Kandahar province, the families of victims said the incident should be probed and that those who are found guilty should be punished based on the law. The residents of Maroof district, where the airstrike was carried out on Thursday night, said the […]

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48 rebels killed, hurt in operations, claims MoD

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Forty-eight armed insurgents have been killed and wounded during separate operations by security forces in a dozen provinces over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense said on Friday. The operations were carried out in Faryab, Heart, Ghazni, Uruzgan, Nimroz, Helmand, Nangarhar, Baghlan, Logar, Sar-i-Pul, Kandahar and Badakhshan provinces, a statement […]

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Ghani in Balkh to assess security

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: President Ashraf Ghani on Friday arrived in this capital city of northern Balkh province to assess the security situation and inaugurate a 360-bed hospital. Accompanied by a high level delegation, the president is expected to inaugurate the mother-child hospital and meet local people during his two-day visit, a statement from the Presidential […]

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Indonesia asks Taliban to renounce violence, choose talks

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Indonesia president Joko Widodo has asked the Afghan Taliban and other armed groups to renounce violence and join the reconciliation process in Afghanistan, a statement from the Chief Executive Office (CEO) said. President Joko Widodo expressed these views during a meeting with CEO Abdullah, who is on an official visit to Indonesia. […]

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Business

GM to recall 3.3m vehicles from China

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): General Motors’ joint venture in China, Shanghai GM, will recall more than 3.3 million Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles from Oct. 20 because of a defect with the suspension system, China’s market regulator said. The recall includes cars produced between 2013 and 2018, the State Administration for Market Regulation said in a statement. […]

Saudia expects to boost state spending 7% next year

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s government aims to increase spending by over 7 per cent next year in an effort to boost sluggish economic growth, while continuing to cut its budget deficit gradually, finance ministry figures released on Sunday showed. The ministry forecast state spending would climb to 1.106 trillion riyals (Dh1.08 trillion) in 2019 from […]

About 8,000 institutions trade on ADX

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

ABU DHABI (Agencies): Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, ADX, said the number of institutional investors reached 7,993 by the end of August 2018 due to a stable trading environment. Of the 7,993 institutions that traded on the bourse, 5,979 were foreign institutions and 2,014 were domestic. Net institutional investment from the beginning of year up to […]

Brexit has cost Britain £500m a week, study says

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has cost the government £500 million a week, wiping out for the moment any future savings from stopping payments to the bloc, according to a study published on Sunday. The economic impact of the Brexit vote has been the subject of intense debate, with supporters and […]

ADB approves new access to information policy

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a new Access to Information Policy that aims to maintain ADB’s high standards of transparency. The policy, which will come into effect on January 01, 2019, will replace the current Public Communications Policy (PCP), says an ADB’s statement on Sunday. The new […]

Export of cement rises 8.1% in two months

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Export of Cement from the country increased by 8.01 percent during first two months of current fiscal year to US$ 48.535 million as compared to export of $44.9 million in July-August (2017-18). With respect to quantity, the exports of cement increased by 25.41 percent as it rose to 1.092 million metric tons […]

Sports

US Open prompts promises of improvement

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

NEW YORK (Agencies): Issues of sexism, officiating double standards and adverse playing conditions have dominated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open, raising uncomfortable questions and prompting authorities to promise a review of existing policies. Chair umpires took centre stage at Flushing Meadows this year, more than at any other tournament in recent memory, and […]

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Chandimal out of Asia Cup

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

Galle (Agencies): Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of their Asia Cup campaign after failing to overcome a finger injury, the country’s cricket board said on Monday. Test captain Chandimal, 28, fractured his right middle finger while playing for Colombo in a domestic Twenty20 league match and was withdrawn from their 16-member […]

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Giroud scores winner in France’s 2-1 victory

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

PARIS (Agencies): Olivier Giroud ended his international goal drought with the winner as France beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Sunday in their first match on home soil since lifting the World Cup in July. Giroud swept in a Benjamin Mendy cross in the 75th minute for his first goal in 11 games in a France […]

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‘Shahid Afridi should respect his seniors’: Sadiq Mohammad

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan’s former Test cricketer, Sadiq Mohammad responded to Shahid Afridi’s comments regarding him being the team manager of Pakistan’s 19 side and asked him to respect his seniors. Sadiq Mohammad defined team manager’s job and told he does not have to go out on the field. “A manager’s role is administrating which […]

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PCB announces team management

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced 12-member team management for upcoming Asia Cup in UAE. The Asia Cup will take place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from September 15 to 28, which will see Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Afghanistan and Bangladesh vying for top honors. Team management: Talat Ali […]

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Alastair Cook scores fairytale hundred in farewell Test

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Alastair Cook marked his final Test innings with a storybook hundred as England piled on the runs against India at the Oval on Monday. England were 243 for two in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the fifth Test, with Cook 103 not out and Joe Root, his successor […]

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Fashion & Movies

Crowd rush to take selfie after Neha Dhupia’s car meets accident

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2017

Web Desk CHANDIGARH: Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia’s faced an untoward situation when her car met with an accident on way to airport in Chandigarh to catch her flight to Mumbai. She was in the city to promote the second season of her audio podcast, No Filter Neha. According to details, a speedy car rammed into […]

Nazia Hassan lives on in our hearts!

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

News Desk KARACHI: The 17th death anniversary of Pakistani pop singer Nazia Hassan is being observed today. Nazia started her music career at the age of 10 and became one of the most prominent singers in Pakistan, India and abroad. She received numerous national and international awards including Pakistan’s highest civilian award and Pride of […]

Felt like being punched in the stomach when I watched Raees: Mahira

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

Web Desk KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan admitted on Friday that she had felt like being punched in the stomach when she watched her Bollywood debut flick Raees. Mahira made these comments while delivering a lecture in a university. The actress spoke about how she had encountered failures in her life time and again. “The […]

Akshay film spotlights India’s toilet shortage

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

MUMBAI (AFP) – Bollywood may be famous for its blingy song and dance numbers, but a new movie released Friday deals with a distinctly less glamorous subject — India’s chronic lack of toilets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made building more toilets a key priority in the country of 1.25 billion people, around half of […]

Fardeen Khan overjoyed with birth of second child

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Fardeen Feroz Khan and his wife Natasha welcomed their second child who was born on August 11. The 43-year-old Bollywood actor was overjoyed with the news as he took to Twitter. “We are overjoyed to announce the birth of our son Azarius Fardeen Khan who was born on the 11th of August […]

Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passes away at 54

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI:  Peepli Live actor Sitaram Panchal breathed his last at the age of 54 on Thursday while battling cancer. He was diagnosed with lungs and kidney cancer in 2014 and continued taking medical treatment for it. He was rushed to hospital on Thursday morning as he struggled to breathe. Earlier, he had made […]

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