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US Senate cuts aid to Pakistan by $150 million  

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: United States Congress has passed a bill to slash Pakistan’s defense aid to $150 million amid tensions in bilateral relations. The bill will hold the status of law after signatures of US President Donald Trump. As per details garnered, the US Congress on Tuesday approved a $716 billion defense authorization bill to […]

Special court to hear treason case against Musharraf on August 20

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: A special court will start hearing of a high treason case against former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on August 20. Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC), Muhammad Yawar Ali will head the bench that will hear the case. The other members of the bench are Chief Justice of Tahira Safdar […]

Indian forces martyr two Kashmiri youth in IoK

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: At least two Kashmiri youth were martyred by the the occupied Indian forces in Sopore district of Kashmir on Friday. Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported that the youth were killed by the Indian forces during a violent cordon and search operation in the district. The occupied forces also suspended internet service and […]

NAB again summons PTI chief Imran in Helicopter misuse case

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been summoned again by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a case pertaining to the alleged misuse of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s helicopters. NAB has directed the PTI chief to appear before the NAB Peshawar office where he is most likely to be questioned about the […]

More than dozen girls’ schools attacked in GB

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report GILGIT BALTISTAN: As many as thirteen girls’ schools were attacked in Chilas area of Gilgit on late Thursday night. Police told media that unidentified persons attacked 13 girls’ schools across Diamer district and damaged school property. Reports added that the attackers also torched some items in the schools and explosions were also set […]

FIA requests Interpol to issue red warrants for Hasan, Hussain Nawaz

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has written a letter to Interpol to issue red warrants for Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz. According to private news channel, FIA has written the letter to Interpol after getting approval from interior ministry. Hassan and Hussain Nawaz were the sons of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif […]

Global

South Korean lawmaker takes own life amid scandal

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: A South Korean lawmaker described by local media as having a “clean and reformist” image was found dead near the entrance of an apartment building in Seoul on Monday, after being caught up in a scandal involving an infamous power blogger. Roh Hoe-chan, 61, left behind three suicide notes for relatives and […]

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Trump threatens Iran — in all-caps tweet

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP): President Donald Trump has launched an exceptionally raw attack on Iran, in a tone reminiscent of his war on words with North Korea last year — sparking questions about US strategy towards the Islamic republic. The threatening tweet, sent late Sunday and written in all capital letters, was quickly hailed Monday by […]

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U.S. commanders say Afghan strategy boosting peace hopes

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

KABUL (Reuters): Increasing prospects of peace talks with the Taliban show the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is working, despite continuing violence and insurgent control of wide areas of the countryside, top U.S. commanders in Afghanistan said on Monday. The comments came as speculation has grown that talks to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan […]

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Toronto police seek motive after gunman kills two, injures 13

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

TORONTO (Reuters): Toronto police on Monday sought a motive after two young women, ages 10 and 18, were killed and 13 other people were wounded by a gunman on a busy restaurant-filled street. The suspect was later found dead, authorities said. “We do not know why this happened,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters […]

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Woman and gunman dead, 13 injured in Canada shooting

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: A gunman was shot down by police after he shoot fourteen people, including a young girl, near downtown Toronto on Sunday. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders confirmed that one person killed and the gunman also dead and adding that the young girl was in a critical condition. Paramedics, firefighters and police converged […]

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British reject May’s Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right: poll

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union are overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would support a new right-wing political party committed to quitting the bloc, according to a new poll. May’s political vulnerability was exposed by the survey which found voters would […]

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Pakistan

Govt committed to making Punjab the best province: Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar Friday said that he was committed to transforming Punjab into the best province of Pakistan. In order to achieve this objective, he said the government was working like a cohesive team. “We are wholeheartedly  working for welfare of general public and change will soon be witnessed […]

Khattak to head body formed to probe rigging charges

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak will head a parliamentary committee constituted to probe alleged rigging in the July 25 general elections. Prime Minister Imran Khan nominated Pervez Khattak as head of the parliamentary panel formed to probe rigging charges in line with the demand of the opposition in the National Assembly. […]

Pashto singer held for blackmailing woman

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Peshawar Circle Friday claimed to have arrested a female Pashto singer and Muniba Shah over charges of blackmailing a female on social media. According to FIA source, a female lodged a complaint with FIA on September 27 that someone was uploading her and family pictures […]

Mother turns giver as case of minor’s kidnapping unfolds

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Police in Karachi resolved the case of child disappearance and found that the mother of eight-month old had handed over her daughter to someone. Addressing a news conference in Karachi DIG South Javed Alam Odho said that the woman had kept the entire family in dark, which led them to conclusion that […]

MQM’s alliance with PTI results in release of missing persons

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Eighteen missing persons that appeared on Thursday have been released as part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s deal with its coalition partner, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, the MQM-P leader confirmed. The PM Imran Khan led PTI had been harsh critic of the MQM whereas MQM-P had also been criticizing the former, however, both […]

Fake calls being made on name of CM Punjab

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Government of Punjab has taken notice of fake calls and orders being made on the name of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. A notification sent out to government officials directs them to verify calls made on the name of Buzdar or from his office before implementing any directives. “Name of Chief Minister […]

Afghanistan

Munira Yousufzada appointed as deputy governor Kabul

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government has appointed a woman as the deputy governor of capital Kabul amid ongoing efforts to increase the role of women in the key leadership positions. The Independent Directorate of the Local Governance (IDLG) confirmed the appointment of Munira Yousufzada as Deputy Provincial Governor of Kabul today. According to a […]

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Ghani says ‘specter of violence haunts our lives’

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani returned to Kabul early Saturday morning after delivering a speech at the Extraordinary Islamic Summit Conference, Organization Of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Istanbul, the Presidential Palace confirmed. Addressing delegates at the conference, Ghani condemned this week’s killing of Palestinians by Israeli troops. “We are meeting in a time of […]

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Govt spokesmen criticized for ‘wrong information’ on Farah

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Some spokesmen from key government organizations were criticized by journalists and activists for providing wrong information on social media about the fight in Farah City in the last three days. The Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish, Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish and President Ashraf Ghani’s deputy spokesman Shahussain Murtazawi posted photots on […]

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Taliban vows to step up attacks despite appeals to stop violence in Ramazan

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban group in Afghanistan has vowed to step up attacks despite the appeals made by the government and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan to respect the holy month of Ramazan and stop violence. “Islam’s major battles were fought in Ramazan like the Jang-e-Badr and the Conquest of Mecca. So […]

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India Test a big day for cricket in Afghanistan, says Rashid Khan

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan spin sensation Rashid Khan has said that the historic test match against India will be a big day for the cricket in Afghanistan. “It will be a big day for cricket in Afghanistan to play Test cricket against India. Really waiting for that… can’t wait to be called a Test […]

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Farah violence has links with water management issue

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami says the growing violence and recent war in western Farah province have links with issues surrounding the management of water resources. Gen. Bahrami made the remarks during a visit to Farah province where he was accompanied by other senior security officials including the commander […]

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Business

President Trump again blames OPEC for high oil prices

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) of driving up oil prices, in a fresh swipe at the cartel’s agreement to cap production. “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!” he wrote on Twitter. Oil prices peaked in late May, hitting […]

Circular debt decreases to Rs499 billion

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The circular debt has decreased to Rs499 billion from a figure of Rs573 billion reported two weeks at the far end of the PML-N tenure, which completed its term on May 31st. A senior government official revealed circular debt had fallen to Rs499 billion from Rs573 billion and had been rising because of […]

WPP investors revolt over Sorrell scandal

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): WPP shareholders have challenged the firm’s board of directors amid anger over the way it handled the departure of founder, Sir Martin Sorrell. Almost a third of shareholders did not back the company’s pay and bonus scheme and almost 17% did not support the re-election of chairman Roberto Quarta. Shareholders have demanded […]

Dixons Carphone admits huge data breach

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

LODNON (BBC News): Dixons Carphone has admitted a huge data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. It is investigating the hacking attempt, which began in July last year. Dixons Carphone said it had no evidence that any of the cards had been used fraudulently following the breach. There was […]

AT&T slips after Time Warner buyout gets approval

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Shares of AT&T Inc fell 2 percent on Wednesday after a federal judge approved the telecom company’s $85 billion buyout of Time Warner Inc, clearing the path for more deals in a rapidly changing media industry. The news lifted shares of other telecom and media companies such as Sprint Corp, CBS Corp […]

Dollar picks up ahead of Fed but stocks mostly retreat

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

HONG KONG (AFP): The dollar extended gains against its peers in Asian trade Wednesday as investors await a key Federal Reserve decision later in the day, but most equity markets dipped. As the euphoria over the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un recedes, investors are focusing on macroeconomic issues with concerns over […]

Sports

Arthur optimistic of repeat of 2016 heroics against England

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk Dublin: Head coach Mickey Arthur believes Pakistan have enough potential to repeat the heroics of the 2016 series against England. The Sarfraz Ahmed-led unit will travel to England from Ireland, where they will play two Tests starting from May 24. The last time Pakistan toured England was under the leadership of Misbahul Haq […]

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Federer regains top ranking

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

PARIS (Agencies): Rafael Nadal’s surprise quarter-final exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as world number one by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday. Federer returns to the top spot despite not having played since March. Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic slipped six places to 18th after […]

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Serena will be ready to target Roland Garros victory: Coach

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

PARIS (Agencies): Serena Williams might well be “stressed and excited” at the prospect of her season clay debut at the French Open, but she remains capable of winning the tournament, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Williams landed a 23rd major at the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant, but Mouratoglou admitted that the American, who […]

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Amir, his wife to be guests at Punjab Boxing Championship

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Sports Board Punjab, under the directives of Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan, has completed the arrangements for closing ceremony of Inter-Division Punjab Open Boxing C’ship scheduled to be held at Al-Hamra Cultural Complex at 4.00pm on May 15. Olympic medallist British boxing star Amir Khan along with his wife will be […]

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Amir takes 100th Test wicket

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

DUBLIN (Agencies): Mohammad Amir took his 100th Test wicket after returning to the fray against Ireland on Monday despite a troublesome knee injury. The Pakistan spearhead went off just 3.2 overs into his spell on Sunday during the second innings of Ireland´s inaugural Test with a recurrence of a “chronic” left knee problem. It was […]

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Pakistan qualify for final of 2018 Street Child World Cup

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has qualified for the final of the Street Child World Cup 2018 in Russia, making history as they beat Indonesia in a nail-biting semi-final on Monday. According to a private news channel, the boys in green outclassed Indonesia 5-4 on penalties to secure their place in the final, where they will […]

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