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Ahad Cheema remained CM’s Punjab front man, says Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan claimed on Saturday that Ahad Cheema the ex-head of LDA who has been arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over corruption allegations in Ashiana Housing Scheme was front man of Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif. Speaking to a press conference in Islamabad, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman said there is a […]

Nawaz needs no ‘stamp’ to be PML-N president: Maryam

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2018

F.P. Report SARGODHA: Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz has said on Saturday that former premier Nawaz Sharif does not need any ‘stamp’ or validation to lead the political front as its president. Daughter of sacked party chief Maryam addressed a ceremony today and rhetorically asked if the people had ever witnessed an […]

Vital official record feared burnt in New Sindh Secretariat Fire

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Important files of several ministries, including the Chief Minister Sindh’s secretariat, were burnt as a result of fire in new Sindh Secretariat here on Saturday. Besides CM’s Secretariat, the offices of Health, SNDG, Food and education are situated in the building and it’s feared the official records of all these ministries have […]

Surgical strikes being carried out on country’s political stability: Ahsan Iqbal

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said that surgical strikes were being carried out on the country’s political stability. Speaking to journalists, Ahsan warned that Pakistan is facing conspiracies and the country’s enemies were working overtime to spread anarchy. He added that any person or institution moving the country towards anarchy could […]

Civilian martyred, three injured in Indian firing at Nakyal sector: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: A civilian was martyred and three others injured when Indian forces opened unprovoked fire at a village in Nakyal sector, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Saturday. According to the ISPR, a civilian identified as Mohammad Farooq was martyred in the firing. The injured were transferred to Tehsil […]

Pakistan to go on FATF terror financing list in June

By The Frontier Post | February 23, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The Financial Action Task Force on Friday decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism with effect from June but Islamabad believed the decision was politically motivated that may affect its future cooperation. Despite initially agreeing to Pakistan’s viewpoint, the FATF […]

Global

Zimbabwe vendors threaten showdown with military

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk HARARE: Two months after longtime Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was replaced by his former deputy, vendors here have vowed to face the country’s military head-on if the new government dares to unleash it on them to force them off the streets. Last Friday, the government issued a 48-hour ultimatum for the country to […]

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Earthquake jolts Indonesia

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk YOGYAKARTA: A strong earthquake in central Indonesia on Tuesday left at least eight students injured and damaged hundreds of buildings, emergency officials said. The 6.1-magnitude quake struck at 1.34 p.m. local time (0634GMT), according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency. The epicenter was 81 kilometers (50.33 miles) southwest Lebak, Banten province. Sutopo Purwo […]

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E. Ghouta officials dismiss Russian evacuation claims

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk EASTERN GHOUTA: Local health officials in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta district, a suburb of Damascus, have denied recent claims by Russia that 700 sick and injured people had been evacuated from the area. Fawzi Arabi, a spokesman for Eastern Ghouta’s Health Directorate, told Anadolu Agency that only 29 sick and injured people had […]

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Modi: Globalization is losing ground

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2018

DAVOS (AA): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said globalization is giving way to protectionism at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday. The annual WEF meeting in Davos opened with the theme ‘Creating a shared future in a fractured world’. Modi, the first Indian prime minister to speak at the meeting since 1997, said: “Opposite […]

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ICJ instructs India to submit reply in Jadhav case by April 17

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2018

THE HAGUE (AFP): The International Court of Justice on Tuesday instructed India to submit its reply in the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by April 17. Additionally, the court also instructed Pakistan to submit its rejoinder in the case by July 17. Pakistan had earlier in October nominated former chief justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani […]

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South Africa: Police quell anti-crime protests

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: Police in South Africa on Monday fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse violent protesters marching against crime in the mining town of Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg. The protesters accuse migrants from other African countries of being involved in crimes, such as drug dealing, human trafficking and running brothels […]

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Residents protest against electricity, gas load shedding

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

F.P. Report MARDAN: Residents of different areas took to the street against unscheduled and prolonged load-shedding of electricity and gas. The protesters, hailing from various parts of the city were led by district nazim Mardan Himayatullah Mayar. They staged protest demonstration at College Chowk and blocked the busiest square for several hours for all kind […]

Shia shopkeeper shot dead in Quetta

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Another member of the Shia community has been keen killed in a targeted attack on Wednesday in the Balochistan capital. Mohammad Asif Yousafzai, a shopkeeper, was shot dead by unknown assailants in the city police station area. Yousafzai, who ran a motorbike spare parts shop located on Abdul Sattar road, was targeted […]

Asif questions future of Senate chairman, deputy elected through ‘sold votes’

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday questioned the future of the Senate chairman and deputy chairman elected through voting of members who had sold their votes. Asif took to twitter to express his views after a press conference held earlier today by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan who had disclosed the […]

Murad for early completion of bridges being built on railway crossings

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Works & Services Department to complete three under construction overhead bridges on railway crossings at Tando Adam, Kotri and Jacobabad by June 2018 because the incomplete work has caused serious hardships for the people. This he said while presiding over a meeting to […]

Farooq Sattar accuses MQM’s Bahadurabad faction of pressurizing leaders

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) PIB faction leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Wednesday after Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) accused party’s Bahadurabad faction of pressurising leaders to quit party. Addressing a press conference in Karachi on Wednesday, he said that MQM’s organisational crisis is due to internal differences. “Crossing the limit of respect is […]

PML-N lawmakers, workers booked for anti-judiciary protest in Kasur

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Over 70 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party workers including the local federal and provincial lawmakers have been booked in two separate cases for their protest against judiciary and state institutions. The cases filed by Constable Abdul Rasheed and Major (retd) Habib ur Rehman have nominated MNA Wasim Akhtar, MPA Naeem Safdar, Chairman Baitul […]

Afghanistan

15 militants killed in Uruzgan operation

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2017

Monitoring Desk TIRINKOT: At least 15 militants have been killed during an operation by Afghan forces on the outskirts of the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday. Col. Rahmat Shah Qimati, commander of the 205th Atal Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News the operation — supported by coalition aircraft — was […]

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Afghan Air Force to receive 2nd batch of Black Hawk helicopters

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Air Force will receive the second batch of the Black Hawk helicopters in the near future as efforts are underway to bolster the fighting capabilities of the Afghan national defense and security forces. “The introduction of the Black Hawk – with nearly 160 platforms due to arrive in the next […]

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New political coalition reacts at Ghani’s step against Balkh governor

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The new political coalition, Coalition for the Salvage of Afghanistan, slammed President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for his recent decision regarding the Balkh governor Ata Mohammad Noor. The coalition issued a statement amid controversies surrounding the decision regarding the resignation of the Balkh governor. The statement says President Ashraf Ghani has been attempting […]

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UNICEF to assist Kunar, Nangarhar health sector

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2017

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: UNICEF Afghanistan representative Adele Khudr said the organization would provide special aid to help improve health services in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces. Khudr, who arrived on a day-long visit met with officials of Nangarhar and Kunar provinces on Tuesday, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman said. Attuallah Khogyani said Khudr met Nangarhar Public […]

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Tajikistan closes border with Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2017

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ CITY: Tajikistan police have closed the main crossing point with Afghanistan – Sher Khan Bandar over the past four days, officials in northern Kunduz province said on Wednesday. Provincial Trade Union Head Syed Mujtaba Hashimi told Pajhwok Afghan News the Tajik police had blocked the highway of Sher Khan Bandar with Afghanistan. […]

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Taliban leader killed in airstrike

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A key Taliban leader who was involved behind the recent wave of violence in southern Helmand province has been killed in an airstrike. The provincial government media office in a statement said the prominent Taliban Qari Fida Mohammad was among several killed as fighter jets bombed the militants in Marjah district. The […]

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Business

Pakistan to launch 5G technology soon: Ahsan

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Prof Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said  that Pakistan is set to adopt 5G technology after its launching . He stated this while addressing the closing ceremony of HEC-Huawei ICT Skill Competition 2017 organized here by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Huawei Technologies. The ceremony marked the announcement of […]

Govt vows to facilitate taxpayers

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2017

F.P. Report SIALKOT: Vice President of Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) Muhammad Saqib Sheikh has said that the government is making all-out efforts to facilitate taxpayers and ensuring economical and financial stability through expanding tax net. He was talking to the media at Gujranwala on Thursday. He said that the federal government has recently passed […]

Infrastructure development in Punjab to boost economy

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has lauded the infrastructure development projects in Punjab, which will bring economic activities in the province. In a statement, issued on Thursday , LCCI President Malik Tahir Javaid has said  that infrastructure development in Punjab has attracted investors and they are keen on developing infrastructure related […]

Air New Zealand grounds flights after engine problems

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2017

Monitoring Desk WELLINGTON: Air New Zealand said problems with Rolls-Royce engines on its aircraft have forced the carrier to ground some international flights. The firm said some engines on its Boeing 787-9 fleet require maintenance following recent “engine events”. Two flights were forced to return to Auckland this week after mechanical trouble, local media reported. […]

Pakistani Kinow exports grew to Indonesia by $48 million

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Kinow (citrus fruit) export to Indonesia has increased to 150 percent to $ 48 million in the current year comparing to last year $ 20 million. Official of commerce ministry told media that the export increased because policies of the government and trade agreement with Indonesia. During the negotiation, Indonesia agreed […]

State Bank enhances Quarterly Compendium

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: In order to provide relevant and up to date information to the stakeholders about the state of the affairs of the Banking System, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) regularly publishes banking statistics in the form of Quarterly Compendium (QC) on its website. The QC provides financial data as well as information on […]

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Sports

Pakistan will try to continue the winning streak on New Zealand tour: Sarfaraz Ahmed

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Captain of Pakistan Cricket team has said that we will try to continue the winning streak in Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand for five One-Day International (ODI) and three Twenty-20 International (T20I). He said this while talking to media persons at Karachi. Sarfaraz said that Pakistan performed well in the […]

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Saeed Ajmal bids farewell to cricket career

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2017

RAWALPINDI (Monitoring Desk): Curtains fell on the prolific cricket career of spin-wizard Saeed Ajmal with the defeat of Faisalabad in the semi-final of National T20 Championship in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. The 40-year old bowler, who led his regional team to the semi-final of national T20, was given a guard of honour by players of Lahore […]

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India cricket board fined $8 mn by anti-trust panel

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2017

NEW DELHI (AFP): India’s competition watchdog on Thursday fined the country’s powerful cricket governing body $8 million over a multi-billion dollar broadcasting deal for the Indian Premier League. The Competition Commission ruled that the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the world’s wealthiest national cricket body, abused its position by agreeing to broadcasters’ demands […]

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Thisara Perera named captain for ODI series against India

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2017

DELHI (Agencies): Thisara Perera will lead Sri Lanka’s ODI team in the three-match series against India beginning December 10. It will be the 28-year old allrounder’s first experience of the role in 50-over international cricket, though he was in charge of a depleted T20I side that took on Pakistan at Gaddafi stadium last month. He […]

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Rohit Sharma to lead Indian team in Sri Lanka ODIs series

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2017

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian cricket team in the One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka. Sharma will lead the team as Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been rested from the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka. Batsman Shreyas Iyer and seam bowler Siddarth Kaul are the two new […]

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Governments should have to decide the revival of cricket between India-Pakistan: Dhoni

By The Frontier Post | November 28, 2017

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Former Indian Skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that Indo-Pakistan cricket had become a political issue and now it is depended on the both governments to work for the revival of cricket between the two neighboring countries. Dhoni said that match between Pakistan and India is not just a game it […]

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