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Rasheed petitions in SC seeking disqualification of PM Abbasi

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday moved a petition in the Supreme Court seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over alleged corruption in the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract in 2015. The petitioner has alleged massive corruption in the LNG contract, which, it […]

Three security personnel martyred, 7 injured in Swat suicide blast: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | February 3, 2018

F.P. Report SWAT: A suicide blast at sports unit of a military complex in Shareefabad area of Kabal Tehsil claimed lives of three security personnel and left seven wounded. Media cell of the military, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that the wounded and the bodies were shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Saidu Sharif. […]

FO confirms 16 nationals died when boat capsized off coast of Libya

By The Frontier Post | February 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan confirmed on Saturday that 16 of its nationals have lost lives when a boat capsized off the coast of Libya Friday morning. The Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Faisal said in a statement that 12 bodies have been recovered while bodies of four others have yet to be recovered. Pakistan Embassy in […]

Rana Sana appears before committee to clarify faith on Khatm-e-Nabuwwat

By The Frontier Post | February 3, 2018

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: Rana Sanaullah on Saturday appeared before the committee to probe him for the clarification of his stance on Khatm-e-Nabuwwat faith. The Punjab Law Minister clarified his stance on the sensitive religious matter upon the demand of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) aide and estranged lawmakers. He hoped for the friendly resolution of […]

CJP vows not to let democracy derail in Pakistan; rejects accusations judiciary acting as ‘part of a plan’

By The Frontier Post | February 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar promised on Saturday to not let democracy get derailed in Pakistan. The CJP Saqib Nisar, while addressing the National Judicial Policymaking Committee (NJPC) meeting, remarked: “Let’s promise to never let democracy get derailed”. Mian Saqib Nisar declared Parliament as supreme institution and said that […]

Authority of court will be established when it jails Musharraf like Hashmi: Iqbal

By The Frontier Post | February 3, 2018

F.P. Report MULTAN: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Saturday that the court’s authority would be established when it jails former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for contempt like it did with Nehal Hashmi. Speaking to the media persons here, Iqbal said general Musharraf had committed the biggest contempt of court. “Before the court issued […]

Global

UK defense minister meet Iraqi officials

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk BAGHDAD: British Defense Minister Michael Fallon arrived in Baghdad on Thursday to discuss bilateral security cooperation with Iraqi officials. “While in Baghdad, Fallon is slated to meet several officials, including Irfan al-Hayali, his Iraqi counterpart, and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi,” a Foreign Ministry source told Anadolu Agency. “Talks will likely revolve around British […]

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US frustrated at Pak’s behaviour of ‘supporting’ terror groups: McMaster

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON : US National Security Adviser HR McMaster has said that US President Donald Trump is frustrated at Pakistan’s behaviour as it continues to provide support for terror groups, it goes after terrorist insurgent groups, “really, very selectively, and uses others as an arm of their foreign policy”. He was referring to Tru-mp’s […]

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Somali PM changes cabinet

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MOGADISHU: Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday sacked three Cabinet ministers including the country’s top diplomat. In a statement, Khaire said he had dismissed Foreign Minister Yusuf Garad Omar, Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation Abdi Farah Juha, and Commerce and Industry Minister Khadra Ahmed Ducaale without elaborating on his […]

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US aid to Palestine hits 10-year low under Trump

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The U.S. support for the Palestinian Authority during the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has decreased to its lowest level in the last decade. Tensions, already high since the Dec. 6 U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, mounted again after the Trump targeted the Palestinian Authority on the first […]

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Russia warns US against interfering in Iran’s affairs

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Moscow on Thursday urged the U.S. not to intervene in the domestic affairs of Iran amid protests against the government. “We warn the U.S. against attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told official news agency TASS. Ryabkov said he believed […]

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US puts Pakistan on watch list for ‘violation of religious freedom’

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk): The US State Department has placed Pakistan on a Special Watch List for what it claims are “severe violations of religious freedom”. In a press statement on Thursday, the State Department said it has also re-designated 10 countries as “countries of particular concern” under the country’s International Religious Freedom Act for having […]

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Pakistan

Rangers arrest seven

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI:  The Rangers arrested seven including gang war criminals, recovered arms and other valuables during various search operations in the metropolis on Saturday. Spokesman of Sindh Rangers said that the paramilitary troops conducted search operations against the criminals in Baghdadi, Korangi, SarjaniTown, Rizvia and Sacchal areas of Karachi.

Stability in Pakistan integral to China’s development: Ambassador Yao Ying

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, has said that China cannot afford to lose Pakistan because stability in its neighborhood is integral to China’s development. He made these remarks while speaking at an interactive policy dialogue organized by Lahore Centre for Peace Research (LCPR) on the topic “Pakistan-China […]

Young women must improve on gender parity: Dr Pasha

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Finance Minister Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha has said that young women need to work hard to improve on the gender parity at the labour force index in order to make Pakistan progress fast. Speaking at a Women’s Day event, ‘Torch-bearers of Change – Antigone to Malala’ at Unique College here on […]

Newly elected Chairman Senate calls on Zardari

By The Frontier Post | March 17, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Chairman Senate Mir Sadiq Sanjrani called on the former President of Pakistan and PPPP President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House on Saturday evening. PPP’s candidate for Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Sherry Rehman, Jan Jamali, Senator Khoda Babar and others were present. The newly-elected Senate Chairman Mir Sadiq Sanjrani […]

PML-N would have ‘legalised theft’ if not defeated in Senate chairman polls: Imran

By The Frontier Post | March 17, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Saturday that had Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) not been defeated in polls for Senate chairman, the party leaders would have ‘legislated for stealing’. Khan addressed a convention of social media in Lahore today and in his speech he criticised former chief of PML-N Nawaz […]

SC forms board with Army Doctor to determine Sharjeel illness

By The Frontier Post | March 17, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Saturday rejected a medical board setup to determine the illness of Sharjeel Inaam Memon – Pakistan Peoples Party’s leader and accused of billion of rupees corruption – and directed to form of board with doctors from Pakistan Army and Punjab province. The petition for setting up […]

Afghanistan

Afghan president stresses greater cooperation among pillars of state

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani, saying that people’s demands are being met, has stressed the need for strengthening cooperation and among the key pillars of the state. Ghani made the remarks during a meeting with leaders of administrative boards of the two houses of the parliament on Sunday evening. He also outlined his achievements […]

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China to host trilateral meetings on peace, security

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: China’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Deng Xijun has invited President Ashraf Ghani to next year’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The envoy briefed Ghani on the China-Afghanistan-Pakistan meeting aimed at regional economic cooperation and stability, a statement from the Presidential Officer said on Monday. With an exact date […]

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2500 people affected with AIDS

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL :  Speakers at a seminar marking the World AIDS Day said 2523 people, including women and children were affected by the disease in Afghanistan. Addressing the ceremony, health ministry official Dr Fida Muhammad Pekan said 75 percent of the AIDS patients were men while 25 percent of them were women. He went […]

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Mohaqiq and Dostum hold talks on Afghanistan affairs in Turkey

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The deputy chief executive and first vice president of the government of national unity met in Turkey to hold talks regarding the ongoing political, security, and other issues of the country. The Office of the First Vice President in a statement said the meeting between Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq and General Abdul Rashid […]

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Taliban issue contradictory statements

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban group in Afghanistan continues to issue contradictory statements as airstrikes continue to gain momentum, mainly targeting the financial resources of the group. The Taliban group has issued two contradictory statements for a single incident involving airstrike in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. Mujahid in a statement said the Mi-25 choppers […]

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Eight IS fighters killed in Nangarhar airstrikes

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2017

Monitoring Desk NANGARHAR: As many as eight gunmen affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) were killed airstrikes conducted in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial officials told local media that the airstrikes conducted in different parts of the Achin district of Nagarhar province in which eight members of terrorist group were killed and dozen others […]

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Business

Petrol price upwardly revised by Rs 2/litre

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance ministry has approved Rs 2 per litre hike in petrol price on Saturday (September 30th) taking the commulative to Rs 73.50/litre. The revised prices of petroleum products would be in effect starting from midnight tonight. Price of the high-speed diesel is revised to Rs 79.40/litre, that of light speed diesel to […]

Deadline for filing tax returns extended till October 31

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): The deadline for filing of income tax returns has been extended till October 31. Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Friday approved extension in the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns/Statements by Companies, salaried individuals, other individuals and AOPs, till October 31, 2017. The minister approved the extension in view […]

Consumers’ confidence on Pakistan’s economy improves: CC Survey

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: The results of the latest Consumer Confidence Survey, conducted during September 5 to 9, 2017 show that, in general, consumers’ confidence on Pakistan’s economy has increased.  The overall Consumer Confidence Index increased by 5.07 percent compared to the previous survey, held in July 2017. The improvement in consumer confidence is reflected in […]

MCB Bank recognised as “Pakistan’s Best Investment Bank”

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB), one of Pakistan’s largest & most innovative banks, was declared “Pakistan’s Best Investment Bank” at the recently held Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2017 ceremony. The Award was presented to MCB Bank Ltd in recognition of the Bank’s efficiency and focus, handling important deals with a modest and highly […]

SBP keeps policy interest rate unchanged at 5.7 percent

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday announced that following detailed deliberations and taking into consideration the recent developments, the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the policy rate at 5.75%. “Macroeconomic environment remains conducive to growth without impacting headline inflation.  Favorable initial estimates of major crops, a healthy growth […]

Rice export increased to 40% in last two months

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan exported rice worth $ 223.937 million during the first two months of financial year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics share the data. It added that rice exports were increased to 40.36 percent comparing to the last year exports. The exports of basmati rice grew by 10.35 percent and about 59,433 metric tons […]

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Sports

Without Stoke England can’t win Ashes: Steve Waugh

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2017

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Former Australian Captain, Steve Waugh has said that it is difficult for England to win Ashes series without all rounder Ben Stokes as he was the important and dangerous part of England team. Ben Stoke was arrested last month in England on harming the other during his fight outside the nightclub and […]

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Crowd pelted stone on Australian team bus in India

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2017

Monitoring Desk GUWAHATI: The Australian cricket team’s bus was attacked in Guwahati city of India where stones were pelted after the Australian team beat India in Twenty20 match on Tuesday. Members of Australian team and T20 skipper Aaron Finch posted a photo of the brick attack on Twitter and said that it was pretty scary […]

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Tim Cahill bags brace as Australia beat 10-man Syria after extra time

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2017

SYDNEY (Agencies): Tim Cahill rolled back the years to rescue Australia’s World Cup qualification hopes on Tuesday evening with two goals for Ange Postecoglou’s side against 10-man Syria, who took the Socceroos to extra time before finally relenting. Omar Al Soma gave Syria the lead before Cahill’s double — one in the first half and […]

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Batting disappointed us, we were prepared, says Sarfraz

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2017

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Test captain Sarfraz Ahmed said that the team was fully prepared but the batting performance disappointed them. “We have learnt a lot from the test series,” he remarked while speaking to media after the match, adding that he hopes to not repeat the mistakes in the future test series. Sri Lanka’s […]

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Sri Lanka thrash Pakistan, claim Test series

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2017

DUBAI (Online): Like waves breaking upon a cliff, Sri Lanka’s bowlers kept coming at Pakistan, until eventually, the hosts cracked and splintered. So tantalisingly had the match been poised overnight, perhaps the ending was even a little anticlimactic. Sri Lanka’s margin of victory was 68 runs – a comfortable win by most standards. Though Sarfraz […]

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Dean Jones appointed as interim Afghan cricket coach

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Cricket commentator and former Australian batsman, Dean Jones was appointed as interim head coach of Afghanistan cricket team for their upcoming Hong Kong tour. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ABC) has announced that a well known Australian batsman Dean Jones will assist the Afghan cricket tea as the head coach during the four day […]

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