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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Global

Saudi Arabia to build first nuclear research reactor

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday laid the foundation stone for the kingdom’s first nuclear research reactor, state media said, as the kingdom seeks to diversify its energy mix. The reactor was among seven projects launched by the prince during a visit to Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, […]

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer says UN, EU made him leave Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

THE HAGUE (AFP): Saif-ul-Mulook, the lawyer for Asia Bibi has revealed that the UN and EU made him leave Pakistan “against my wishes” because he was a “prime target.” Mulook who has fled to the Netherlands said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad following protests across the country after Asia Bibi’s acquittal by […]

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UK cannot unilaterally scrap border backstop: Ireland

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): Neither Ireland nor the European Union would ever sign up to a backstop agreement to keep the Irish border open after Brexit that could be ended unilaterally by Britain, Ireland’s foreign minister said on Monday. The sides in the negotiations have signalled progress on agreeing customs arrangements for an emergency Irish border fix […]

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Saudi vows to prosecute Khashoggi killers, defends rights record at UN

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Saudi Arabia told the United Nations on Monday it would prosecute those responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate, and defended its human rights record. Bandar Al Aiban, the head of the Saudi government delegation at the first U.N. review of the kingdom’s record in five years, […]

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Taj Mahal’s mosque closed for prayers except on Fridays

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

NEW DELHI (AA): Muslims in Indian city of Agra would no longer be able to offer prayers at the mosque situated on the premises of landmark Taj Mahal except on Fridays. According to the directives issued by the Archaeological Survey of India, Muslims will be allowed to offer prayers at the Taj Mahal mosque only […]

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Germany: Ex-spy chief fired over controversial comments

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Germany’s ex-spy chief was sent into early retirement on Monday after his controversial remarks on the coalition government. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told a news conference in Berlin that Hans-Georg Maassen’s criticism of the coalition’s migration policy, and his remarks on coalition partner the Social Democrats (SPD), were “unacceptable.” In a recent […]

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Pakistan

Moid Faruki arrested for alleged embezzlement

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday arrested accused Abdul Moid Faruki CEO M/s Ideal Hydrotech System for alleged embezzlement of huge funds in “Clean Drinking Water for All (CDWA)” Project causing colossal loss to national exchequer, said a press release issued here. The Clean Drinking Water for All (CDWA) project was […]

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BC personnel battling for his life in Quetta

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: A Balochistan Constabulary (BC) personnel battling for his life as he is confined to bed for the last three years. Belonging to a hand-to-mouth family, thirty-year-old Fazal Rehman has been bedridden since he had critically injured in a road accident on highway in 2016. Poverty-stricken Fazal’s father Muhammad Amin Nasar, who runs […]

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Apex Court gives JIT two weeks to complete probe

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Tariq Ullah Wardak ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the money laundering case to submit its report within two weeks about fake bank accounts. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case in Islamabad on Monday. In the hearing, Justice Nisar […]

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SC accepts NAB appeal against Nawaz and family

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Monday admitted the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeal for hearing against the suspension of sentences awarded to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in a corruption reference. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam […]

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World Pneumonia Day passed unnoticed

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Rifaqat Ullah Razarwal CHARSADDA: As all the attention of health departments is on polio this year World Pneumonia Day passed unnoticed here at Charsadda. However most of the people who use cell phones received an SMS from family’s doctors that people should vaccinate their children against pneumonia. World Pneumonia Day is observed on November 12 […]

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Antimicrobial resistance causing 700,000 deaths annually

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: The world health organization (WHO) has characterized the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the biggest threats to public health claiming approximately 700,000 deaths per year around the globe which could increase to 10 million each year by 2050 if appropriate measures are not taken to address the alarming issue, health experts […]

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Afghanistan

20 Taliban killed in battle

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk FAIZABAD: At least 20 Taliban militants have been killed during ongoing clashes with security forces in the Arghanj Khwa district of southeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Friday. Meanwhile, three policemen and as many civilians were wounded when a sticky bomb attached to a police pick up vehicle went off in capital […]

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7 militants killed or wounded during clashes with Afghan commandos

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk FARYAB: At least seven militants were killed or wounded during a clash between the Afghan forces and the anti-government armed militants in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said a clash broke out between the Afghan Commandos and militants in […]

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Ghani seeks re-election in 2019 presidential elections

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has confirmed that he is seeking re-election during the presidential elections scheduled for 2019. He revealed his intention to run in presidential elections during an interview with Bloomberg. President Ghani has said he seeks re-election in a bid to finish the works which were launched during […]

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‘Afghan govt’s control of districts at its lowest level’

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) presented its 41st quarterly report on the status of reconstruction in Afghanistan to the US Congress in which it said that the Afghan government’s control and influence of districts is at lowest level (55.5%) since the institution began tracking in November 2015. SIGAR also […]

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Fire engulfs hundreds of shops in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

KABUL (AA): More than 500 shops with goods worth millions of dollars were gutted by fire caused by an electric short circuit in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials confirmed on Friday. Basir Mujahed, spokesman for the Afghan National Police in the capital, told Anadolu Agency the fire was sparked by an electric short circuit in […]

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Nabi signs up with Melbourne Renegades

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

KABUL (Agencies): Afghanistan allrounder Mohammad Nabi has signed with the Melbourne Renegades again for the upcoming Big Bash League season. The 33-year old was a revelation for the Renegades in the seventh season. Of all players who bowled 20 overs or more in the tournament, his economy rate of 5.76 was only bettered by his […]

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Business

Jobless claims fall in October in US

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Record job openings and strong hiring have reduced the unemployment rate to a 48-year low and made it easy for most Americans to find work. The numbers: The weekly number of Americans losing their jobs fell slightly in late October and clung near the lowest level in decades. Initial jobless claims, […]

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Tesla’s Summon upgrade turns vehicles will be controlled through remote-control

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

CALIFORNIA (Reuters): Tesla’s self-parking Summon feature is getting an upgrade, and it’ll be ready in less than six weeks. In a series of tweets, chief executive Elon Musk revealed that the beefed-up feature will now allow vehicles to drive around parking lots, find empty spots and read parking signs. “Car will drive to your phone […]

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Hyundai and Kia to unveil their vehicles with solar panels

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

SEOUL (CNBC): Solar panels on cars aren’t just reserved for luxury brands or experimental vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have laid out plans to equip “selected” cars with solar panels on their roofs or hoods. They’ll help charge batteries for electric vehicles and hybrids, but they’ll also be useful for combustion-only vehicles. You won’t have to […]

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China’s Shenzhen Airlines starts direct flights to London

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

BEIJUNG (Xinhua): China’s Shenzhen Airlines celebrated a new direct flight from Shenzhen, a southern Chinese city, to London. It was the first direct flight between Shenzhen and London. The intercontinental route will be served by Airbus 330 wide-body aircraft and operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Wang Jie, vice president of Shenzhen Airlines, said at […]

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From pharma to prisons, election-sensitive stocks that could swing

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Tuesday’s midterm U.S. congressional elections stand to have broad effects on federal government policies that could ripple through industries from healthcare and tech to gunmakers and prisons. Investors are bracing for a split Congress, with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and Republicans holding their advantage in the Senate, but […]

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Fruits, vegetables export worth US$163.573 million in three months

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD:T he fruits and vegetables exports from the country during first quarter of current financial year grew by 49.34 percent and 19.17 percent respectively as compared the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-September, 2018-19, about 130,747 metric tons of fruits worth US$ 101.664 million exported as compared the exports […]

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Sports

Kohli’s third straight ton in vain as West Indies level series

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

MUMBAI (Reuters): India captain Virat Kohli struck his third consecutive hundred but it was not enough as West Indies defeated the hosts by 43 runs in the third one-day international on Saturday to square the five-match series at 1-1. Milestone man Kohli, who became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs during Wednesday’s tied […]

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Svitolina overcomes Bertens in gruelling WTA semi

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

SINGAPORE (Agencies): A determined Elina Svitolina overcame the relentless power of Kiki Bertens during a gruelling semi-final in Singapore, continuing a dogged quest for her first WTA Finals triumph. The Ukrainian outlasted the world number nine 7-5, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in two hours and 39 minutes to book her spot in the final, where she […]

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Pakistan defeat Australia by 11 runs in second T20

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Pakistan defeated Australia by 11 runs in the second Twenty20I cricket match at Dubai cricket ground on Friday night and takes a undefeated lead of 2-0 in the series. Pakistan captain Safaraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat and scored 147 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. Opener Babar […]

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FIFA rejects La Liga plans to play Barcelona game in U.S

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

Barcelona (Agencies): La Liga’s plans to host the Girona versus Barcelona domestic league game in the United States in January hit another stumbling block when soccer’s world governing body FIFA said on Friday it opposed the idea. The Spanish league drew controversy when it signed a 15-year deal with Relevent Sports in August to expand […]

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Warner signs with Sylhet Sixers in BPL

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

SYDNEY (Agencies): After making his debut in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) earlier this year, David Warner is set for a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) debut, having signed with Sylhet Sixers. The franchise also snapped up 18-year-old Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane, completing its quota of two direct overseas signings for the 2018-19 BPL. Sylhet also […]

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Four-member special PCB committee to oversee all cricketing matters

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has constituted a four-member special committee to oversee all cricketing matters in the country. According to a notification issued by the PCB today, former cricketer and selector Mohsin Khan will serve as the chairman of the committee. Former captains Wasim Akram, Misbah-ul-Haq, Urooj Mumtaz are the other three […]

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Fashion & Movies

Shraddha Kapoor reveals first look of Saina Nehwal’s biopic

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal’s biopic now on floors, movie buffs and sports fanatics are counting days till the film is ready for release but for now, fans are gushing over the first look unveiled of the film. Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor essaying the role of the badminton champion had taken […]

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Parineeti Chopra speaks about her love life

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Even though she has never openly spoken about what goes on in her personal life, media’s obsession with Parineeti Chopra’s love life persists. Busy with her work commitments, one wonders if this beauty gets enough time to have a romantic personal life. Being one of the most accomplished millennial actresses, it’s not […]

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Bolllywood responds in favor of Tanushree Dutta

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Turmoil broke loose in B-Town after actor and model Tanushree Dutta stepped forward accusing veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. Soon after the allegations were placed, Indian journalist Janice Sequiera presented an eye witness account of Dutta’s experience which led to several Bollywood stars stepping forward in support of the 34-year-old […]

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Nana Patekar denies Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has denied sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by actress Tanushree Dutta. Speaking to Times Now, Patekar said he is considering legal action against Tanushree. “What do you mean sexual harassment? There were 50-100 people on the set with me,” Patekar said when asked about the allegations. […]

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‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ receives decent collection at box office

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s latest film, is doing fine at the box office. After five days of its run, it has collected Rs 29.33 crore. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Batti Gul Meter Chalu also stars Divyendu Sharma and Yami Gautam. The film is based on the […]

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Aishwarya wants to be director claims Abhishek Bachchanan

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a much-loved power couple. Sharing a supportive relationship, Abhi and Ash have set some major couple goals. However, when it comes to Abhishek’s films, each member of his family has a different perspective. Be it mother Jaya Bachchan, dad Amitabh Bachchan or wife Aishwarya. Recently, […]

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Science & Technology

These fake Android apps could steal your money

By The Frontier Post | June 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk If you thought you were immune from hackers when downloading “legit” Android apps from Google Play, then think again. The McAfee Mobile Research team recently discovered a new campaign where at least 15 apps were “re-packaged” to secretly sign up for premium paid services in the background. The list includes Qrcode Scanner, Cut Ringtones […]

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Facebook, Google influence users to share data

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2018

OSLO (AFP): Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering “invasive” and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council found that the U.S. tech giants’ privacy updates clash with the new General […]

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FIA to establish 10 more cyber crime centers

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has planned to establish ten more Cyber Crime Centers across the country to deal with technology based crimes. National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C), is the latest introduction to mandate of the FIA, primarily to deal with technology based crimes and It is the only unit of […]

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Pakistan to launch satellite soon

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to launch PakTES-1A, an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite in July this year, said Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhmmad Faisal on Sunday. In a tweet, the spokesman said that PakTES-1A was an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite that weighed 285 kg. It will be launched at 610 km sun-synchronous […]

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China’s ZTE likely to take last step to ease US ban

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

WASHINGTON (Agencies): ZTE Corp is expected to deposit $400 million in an escrow account in a U.S. bank in the “next couple of days,” the last step the Chinese company must take before a ban on U.S. suppliers can be lifted, a U.S. Department of Commerce official told on Friday. ZTE, which makes smartphones and networking […]

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Samsung to test its first “Android Go Phone”

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk Samsung is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers. Now Samsung is Reportedly Testing its First Android Go Phone.  A new report from SamMobile claims that the company is testing different versions of a phone with the model number SM-J260 in a number of different countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. According to the SamMobile, in April, one version of […]

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Health

Flight attendant lifestyle can increase risk of developing cancer

By The Frontier Post | June 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk People who work on U.S. flight crews have higher rates of certain types of cancer, according to a new study out of Harvard. Not only are flight crews more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, the longer they work in the field, the higher the risk of developing it becomes, researchers from the […]

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Minister directs to follow WHO protocols for blood transfusion

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Caretaker Minister for Health and Population, Akbar Jan Marwat has directed health authorities to follow World Health Organization (WHO) protocols for safe blood transfusion. He said during his visit to Regional Blood Center (RBC) Peshawar here on Tuesday. Regional Manager RBC Dr. Saba briefed the minister regarding working of the centre. She […]

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Polio comeback to Papua New Guinea after almost two decades, says WHO

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (AFP): An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization and the government said, with the virus detected in a child 18 years after the Pacific nation was declared free of the disease. The WHO said there was one confirmed case — a six-year-old boy with […]

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No food can replace mother-feed: Minister

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Health, Education and Population Welfare, Dr Saadia Rizvi has said that the rate of breastfeeding is around only 37 % in across the Sindh and this is one of the main reasons of diarrhea and other childhood disease causing death of thousands of children. She stated this while addressing […]

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Weight loss may reverse effects of heart rhythm disorder

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Losing weight may reverse or reduce the progression of irregular heart rhythm disorder among obese people, claimed researchers. The findings published in the journal Europace, showed that reducing weight by 10 per cent along with management of associated risk factors can reduce the effects of Atrial fibrillation (AF), a leading cause of […]

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22 more dengue cases emerge in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: As many as 22 more dengue fever cases happened in Karachi in a week, taking the cases toll to 489 in since 1st January 2018. According to a weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, at least 22 new dengue fever cases surfaced in the city during […]

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Travel

Articles

Global response to Rohingya crisis astonishingly slow

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi In the crammed and dingy refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya refugees are currently languishing in impoverished conditions, women who were gang-raped by Burmese security forces nearly 10 months ago are now giving birth to babies. These newborns are remi-nders of the inconceivable horror the Rohingya Muslim women […]

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Strong messages from Pacific while Atlantic is stumbling

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2018

Kerem Alkin Over the last 15 years, while we watch the rise of the Asia-Pacific region increase its weight in the world economy and politics, we see that they are aware of how meaningful it is for them to create significant cooperation opportunities with Turkey, whose playmaker role in Eurasia is rising. On the Atlantic […]

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Third force emerges in Indonesia’s presidential race

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2018

John McBeth Unlike the English folklore song popularized by American General Douglas MacArthur, outgoing Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla not only has no intention of allowing age to overtake him any time soon, but the old political soldier doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to fade away either. Legally disqualified from a third term, […]

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Iran’s nuclear program and West’s blatant double standards

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi A few weeks ago, new nuclear enrichment facility was inaugurated at Natanz, which will be producing centrifuges, while operating within the limits of the nuclear deal. The facility’s construction had begun even before the 2015 nuclear deal was inked, Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi informed, expressing hope that the first old-generation […]

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True face of American Democrats

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2018

Hanif Ghaffari Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran and the re-enforcement of US secondary sanctions against our country have raised the opposition of the Democratic politicians and members of the US Senate. During recent weeks, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Susan Rice and Richard Nephew have become supporters of the nuclear […]

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Obama’s uprising to scramble Trump

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

Abdulhamid Bayati Barack Obama ended his presidency with pride and successes such as reaching an agreement with Iran over the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA. Leaving the arena to Trump, the ex-US president has recently made headlines again. Trump’s effort to eliminate everything that was signed or approved […]

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Editorial

Galloping inflation

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2018

The economy has remained in the state of stagflation, a mix of steadily rising inflation and stagnation, from 2009 to 2016. But after the end of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Extended Fund Facility bailout programme the inflationary pressures gradually got momentum and has now become galloping due to fast depreciation of rupee, sagging exports and […]

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SC directives for construction of dams

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2018

Despite the looming water crisis, construction of big dams remained at the bottom of priorities of the ruling political leadership. Starting construction work on Diamer Basha dam and Mohamand dam, officially named Munda dam, was delayed for over 15 years. Consequently, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had to take the initiative for […]

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Rationale for power sector reforms

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2018

The Ministry of Finance informed a parliamentary body that the previous PML-N government had borrowed Rs. 180 billion to reduce circular debt, but the burden was shifted to consumers in the form of debt surcharge who honestly and regularly pay their electricity bills. The government has miserably failed to recover Rs. 850 billion from defaulter […]

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Is financial crisis emerging?

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

The downturn of the economy accelerated by the Previous PML-N government now seems to be heading towards financial crisis. The budget deficit has hit a new high of Rs. 2.4 trillion, compelling the finance ministry to instruct the Central Bank and Accountant General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) to block the clearance of government cheques on June […]

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Extension in tax amnesty deadline

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

With a surge in interest in declaration of foreign and domestic asset, the government has extended the tax amnesty for one month with a cut of date of July31. A presidential ordinance has been issued in this regard. The deadline for filing amnesty declarations was June 30, however during last week, a large number of […]

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Water resource conservation

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (Retd) Dost Muhammad Khan, while presiding over a meeting of high officials of agriculture and irrigation departments underscored the need for the completion of on going small dam projects. He emphasized long term planning for water conservation projects that are of low cost and provide more benefits. He said these projects […]

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