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LHC extends protective bail of Khawaja brothers in Paragon housing scandal

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday has extended the protective bail granted till December 5 to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman again. According to details, Justice Ali Baqir Najafi headed a two-member bench and extended the bail till December 5. The bail granted to […]

Top judge recommends tax restoration on prepaid mobile cards for dams’ funds

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has advised the restoration of taxes on pre-paid mobile cards for the purpose of collection of funds for dams’ construction. This he said while addressing to a dam fundraiser hosted by UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in London, he that it will […]

Flagship reference: NAB court likely to hand over questionnaire to Nawaz Sharif

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Accountability court is expected to handover the questionnaire to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday of the Flagship Investment reference. According to reports, former premier will appear before the court and his counsel Khawaja Haris continued the cross-examination of last prosecution witness Mohammad Kamran, the investigation officer in the reference. Earlier […]

PM Imran, COAS reaches Miran Shah on one-day visit

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

F.P. Report MIRAN SHAH: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday reached Miran Shah on one-day visit as it was the first visit of the premier to the tribal district after resuming the office. According to Inter Services Public Relations, Civil and military leadership will be briefed […]

Indian forces martyr eight more youth in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: As many as eight more Kashmiri youth were martyred in a fresh act of state terrorism by the occupied Indian forces in Shopian district of Kashmir on Monday. According to Kashmir Media Service report, more than 18 people killed by occupied forces in the last three days. Reports added that six youth […]

Pakistan to seek $42mn loan from WB for poverty eradication programme

By The Frontier Post | November 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the economic advisory council (EAC) on Sunday gave approval to seek a loan of $42 million from World Bank for the poverty eradication programme announced earlier by Prime Minister Imran Khan, sources said. The meeting, held at Bani Gala, was chaired by PM Imran and attended by Finance Minister […]

Global

China heaps pressure on Taiwan president after defeat

By The Frontier Post | November 27, 2018

TAIPEI (Reuters): Chinese state media heaped pressure on Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday after her ruling pro-independence party suffered heavy defeats at local elections at the weekend, as party officials sought to work out what went wrong. Tsai, who faces presidential elections in a little over a year, resigned on Saturday as chairwoman of […]

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Mexico to up security at border

By The Frontier Post | November 27, 2018

TIJUANA (AP): Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the United States and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into chaos when US agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop some migrants who tried to breach the border. Mexico’s Interior Ministry said Sunday it […]

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Over 600 injured in Iran’s 6.4 earthquake

By The Frontier Post | November 27, 2018

TEHRAN (AA): The number of the injured in Sunday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit western Iran near the border with Iraq, has climbed to 646, according to Iran’s state television. Citing Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, the state television said 290 out of 646 injured took place in Sarpol-e Zahab city, while the other 170 […]

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42 migrants arrested on US side of Mexico border

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (AA): A total of 42 people were arrested by the U.S. authorities for crossing onto American soil through the Mexican border, an official said Monday. Rodney Scott, chief patrol agent of the San Diego Sector Border Patrol, told CNN of those, eight were females and “only a few” children were involved. “The vast majority […]

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Police search Saudi’s villa in northwest Turkey for ‘Khashoggi remains’

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

ANKARA (AFP): Turkish police on Monday were searching the villa of a Saudi citizen in a northwestern province for the remains of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The officers began searching a two-storey building in Termal district in Yalova with the help of sniffer dogs and drones before the investigation widened to the adjacent villa, […]

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Lebanon rejects Russian military aid offer

By The Frontier Post | November 26, 2018

BEIRUT (Reuters): Lebanon this month turned down a long-standing offer of Russian military aid that had caused concern for the United States, a major backer of the Lebanese army, a senior Lebanese political source told Reuters. “The rejection came on the pretext that Lebanon does not need these kinds of weapons and ammunition, but the […]

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Pakistan

Khursheed Shah among grabbers of Hindu’s lands, SC informed

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday resumed hearing of the case regarding encroachment of the lands in Sindh owned by the Hindu community. Minorities MNA Ramesh Kumar informed the bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, that Syed Khursheed Shah’s name is being taken in illegal encroachment of Hindu’s lands in Sukkur. […]

Well-known Pashto poet Umar Daraz Marwat dies in Lakki Marwat

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

F.P. Report LAKKI MARWAT: A renowned Pasto poet and writer of more than 110 books, Umar Daraz Marwat, passed away Thursday night in Lakki Marwat. According to details, Umar Daraz will be laid to rest at Takhti Khel in Lakki Marwat on Friday. Umar Daraz Marwat shouldered the responsibility of serving as the chief editor […]

FIA arrests ‘pornographer’ on Interpol information

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday has arrested a man for uploading child pornography videos on the Internet after receiving information from Interpol Spain. According to reports, FIA had arrested a man identified as Waqar Ahmed, a resident of Tarbela, Haripur District in Khyber Paktunkhwa and he had allegedly links with […]

China grants Rs 6m more to martyred families of policemen

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: China has donated Rs 6 million for the families of two police personnel who embraced martyrdom during an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi last week. Wang Yu, China’s Consul General in Karachi, distributed Rs3 million each among the heirs of the martyred assistant sub-inspector Ashraf Dawood and constable Amir Khan […]

PPP slams govt over rupee devaluation against US dollar

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar has criticized the PTI led government for failing to control the rupee devaluation against the US dollar. Mustafa Khokhar slammed the government after US dollar hit record Rs 142 in interbank market. He said that the sharp increase in the value of […]

OGRA recommends hike in POL prices

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has recommended the government to increase price of Petroleum products despite the 35 percent decrease in international oil prices. According to reports, OGRA recommend increase of Rs5.21 per liter of petrol and high speed diesel (HSD) by Rs2 per liter for December 2018. OGRA also […]

Afghanistan

1,500 families flee fresh violence

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Fresh violence has displaced some 1,500 families from their homes in Sancharak district of northern Sar-i-Pul province to neighbouring Balkh province, residents said. Members of the displaced families gathered in protest at the Provincial Council office of Balkh province and demanded immediate military operation against insurgents in their areas. Ali Khan Rahyab, […]

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US team calls on Afghan President

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US House of Representatives delegation headed by James Binks has called on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and discussed various issues of mutual interest, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Tuesday. The impact of US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, Afghan-owned and led peace process, elections, reforms and regional connectivity […]

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Taliban suffer heavy casualties

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Military claims that the anti-government armed militants have suffered heavy casualties during the operations in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted operations in Chahar Bolak district of Balkh […]

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Over 30 rebels killed: MoD

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Thirty-eight militants have been killed and 34 others injured during clearing operations in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement on Tuesday. Eleven joint raids and clearing operations, 98 commando tasks and six airstrikes took place against the enemy nation-wide […]

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Eid Milad-u-Nabi celebrated with religious fervor

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said the reason behind continued violence in the country was not truly learning from the character of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and stressed reconsideration of learning method. The president expressed the view while addressing a gathering marking the Milad-u-Nabi here at Presidential Palace. He said the prophet […]

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Suicide bombing kills dozens of people in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

KABUL (AA): A suicide bombing at a religious ceremony in capital Kabul on Tuesday killed at least 43 people, officials and local media confirmed. Najib Danish, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, told Anadolu Agency the suicide attack targeted a private community hall. He said a meeting to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad was […]

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Business

Futures drop as Apple-led tech slide deepens

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): US stock futures dropped by up to 1 percent on Tuesday as a technology rout in the previous session sparked by concerns over iPhone sales sapped investors’ appetite for high-growth companies. Shares of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) lost 1.4 percent in premarket trading, putting it on course for its seventh decline in the […]

Investor advisory firms back Takeda’s $62 billion deal for Shire

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): Two shareholder advisory firms have backed Takeda Pharmaceutical’s (4502.T) $62 billion takeover offer for drugmaker Shire (SHP.L), dealing a blow to a group of investors who hope to block the deal. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis both recommended on Tuesday that shareholders in Japan’s Takeda vote for the acquisition at an […]

Nissan shares plunge as Ghosn faces ouster after arrest

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

TOKYO (APP): Nissan and Mitsubishi shares plunged Tuesday after chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested for alleged financial misconduct, that reportedly included exorbitantly priced houses and diverted compensation. The two automakers have already said they will propose removing Ghosn, and Renault — which the titan also heads — said it would meet later in the day […]

SCCI demands supply of electricity for KP industry on wheeling charges

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Faiz Muhammad has demanded of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to supply electricity from Malakand Hydel Power and Pehur Hydro Power Projects on wheeling charges to industries of the province. “Supply of uninterrupted and cheap electricity will help in reducing production cost besides allowing industries to […]

Bitcoin price hits new low in 2018

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Within a period of 12 hours, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped from $5,560 to $5,170, to a new yearly low. After dropping to $5,750 on June 11, BTC has defended the $6,000 support level relatively well with sufficient volume and trading activity in the exchange market. $6,000 has since […]

VW to invent $50bn in battery driven vehicles plan

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (Agencies): Volkswagen expects to become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to a multi-billion euro expansion plan to mass produce battery driven vehicles, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said last week. VW will spend almost 44 billion euros ($50bn) on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and new mobility services by 2023 and explore […]

Sports

Federer stops Thiem to stay alive in ATP Finals

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Roger Federer staved off elimination from the ATP Finals as the six-time champion eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday. After losing his opening match at London’s O2 Arena against Kei Nishikori, Federer would have crashed out if he had been beaten by Thiem. Only once before has Federer […]

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Pakistan beat Ireland by 38 runs in ICC Women’s World T20

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk GUYANA:  Pakistan defeated Ireland by 38 in ICC Women’s World T20 2018 at the Guyana National Stadium on Tuesday. Pakistani batsman Javeria Khan played an unbeaten 74 off 52 balls, the highest individual score by a Pakistani woman in Twenty20 Internationals. Ireland won the toss and put Pakistan in, Lucy O Reilly, the […]

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Sri Lankan bowler charged for T10 league fixing offer

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged and suspended for corruption during the first edition of the T10 league held last year, the International Cricket Council said Tuesday. The 38-year-old has been charged with three counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board”s anti-corruption code. The league, with six teams playing […]

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Karachi release Shahid Afridi as PSL4 retained players list announced

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Karachi Kings have released veteran all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi as all six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises announced the list of retained players for the season four on Tuesday. The legendary all-rounder — who was also the president of the Karachi Kings — was released by the franchise and will be available […]

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Fakhar achieves career-best ranking in ODIs

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman’s scores of one, 88 and 65 against New Zealand in UAE have lifted him six places to 11th – his career-high position according to the latest ICC Men’s Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, which were released on Tuesday. The series ended at one-all after the decider in Dubai […]

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Ex-England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Former England midfielder Joe Cole announced his retirement on Tuesday after making more than 700 appearances for seven clubs including West Ham and Chelsea. Cole, who turned 37 last week, said his career had been “a dream come true” and he now hopes to move into coaching. His final club was Tampa Bay […]

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Fashion & Movies

Anushka Sharma is all set to produce a web series

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After making her foray into film production with Pari and NH 10, Anushka Sharma is all set to make her debut in web series along with brother Karnesh Sharma. Their production company, Clean Slate Films, is getting into web series production. Interestingly, Anushka and Karnesh have already locked their first series with […]

Will Smith enjoying a gala time in India  

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk AGRA: Hollywood star Will Smith is currently in India. After turning heads on the set of Student Of The Year 2 and partying with Ranveer Singh and Karan Johar, the actor has left for Agra. Pictures of the actor having a gala time in Agra have floated online. Will was clicked striking some […]

Aamir Khan steps away from Mogul over molestation allegations

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The #MeToo movement is gaining momentum in Bollywood. Now, Aamir Khan has stepped down as a producer of Subhash Kapoor’s upcoming biopic on Gulshan Kumar, the late founder of T-Series. Reason being the molestation charges levied against him by actor Geetika Tyagi in 2014. Subhash said that since the matter is sub-judice, […]

Badar Munir remembered

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The 10th death anniversary of popular actor of Pashto movies, Badar Munir was observed on Thursday. He worked in over 400 films, out of which 85 were Urdu, 31 Punjabi, 11 Sindhi and 1 Hindko film during 1970 to 2002. He was awarded the Presidential Pride of Performance award posthumously, Before joining […]

Kajol wishes to romance with Varun Dhawan

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood is undergoing a paradigm shift where content is concerned. Today actors and filmmakers are willing to work in and create films with unique content and showcase the changing world. Actresses today are breaking norms and are game to work with younger actors, just like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor […]

Rakul Preet reveals her look as Sridevi in the upcoming biopic

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After a long wait, Rakul Preet’s first look as Sridevi in the much-awaited NTR Biopic is out and it’s all things impressive. Talking about her role, Rakul Preet says this role has been ‘the most challenging character’ she has ever played on-screen. It was today when the makers of NTR biopic Kathanayakudu […]

Science & Technology

Alphabet invests $300 million in electric scooter service

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk You didn’t think Silicon Valley’s biggest names would stand on the sidelines while the electric scooter trend continued to grow, did you? The Financial Times sources have learned that Alphabet has invested directly in scooter service Lime as part of a larger $300 million funding round that already included Google Ventures. There’s no mention of how much cash was […]

Huawei to launch its first 5G phone next year

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk 5G is the next tech revolution. Slated to launch around 2020,Huawei is getting a head start. The company’s first 5G phone will go on sale next year, it announced at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, sometime before the end of June 2019. It’ll follow Huawei’s first 5G Kirin chip, which it says will come in […]

ZTE to announce new board to end the U.S ban

By The Frontier Post | June 29, 2018

HONG KONG (Agencies): Chinese telecoms giant ZTE Corp is expected to announce a radical management overhaul following a shareholder meeting on Friday, in line with conditions laid out in a $1.4 billion settlement deal to lift a crippling U.S. supplier ban. Some shareholders attending ZTE’s annual general meeting (AGM) at its Shenzhen headquarters in southern […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health

Four people affected from dengue in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Around four people have been affected due to Dengue virus in Peshawar, Dengue response unit reported. According to Dengue Response Unit Zar Wali son of Hashim Ali resident of Achene area Peshawar was brought to Khyber Teaching Hospital where his blood sample declared positive for dengue virus. The report further said that […]

Keeping the same doctor could help you live longer

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Those of you who have been seeing the same doctor over the years might be in luck — new research out of the U.K. suggests that visiting the same physician over time could save your life. In other words, if you want to live a long and healthy life but don’t […]

Committed to eradicate polio virus to protect children

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui has said that government is committed to eradicate the polio virus and for the purpose making all out coordinated efforts on priority bases  to make Pakistan polio free country. and to protect our children from this  crippled disease. He said this while talking to the delegation […]

Beetle can be helpful in cancer treatment

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk IZMIR: The poison of Paederus beetle will be a “ray of hope” for cancer treatment, a Turkish associate professor told Anadolu Agency. “It [poison] shows an adverse effect to cancer cells. Both our team and the colleagues that we work together abroad, are working on this poison. During the study it was found […]

Nuts could boost male fertility

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2018

PARIS (AFP): Eating nuts “significantly” boosted the number and health of sperm in young men in a scientific trial, researchers said Wednesday. The findings “support a beneficial role for chronic nut consumption in sperm quality,” they said, but stressed the study participants were all healthy, apparently fertile men. The potential benefits of nuts for men […]

Coffee to increase teamwork

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk Coffee is known to keep us more alert and focused, so many of us use it to boost our energy levels and productivity. However, it turns out that this popular stimulant may help to sustain not only individual effort, but also constructive interaction within a team. A new study suggests that a little […]

Travel

Articles

Is the World Cup whitewashing Russia’s crimes?

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2018

Sam Hamad Russia has a primarily role in one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of this century while Putin erodes democracy both at home and abroad. The World Cup is Putin’s PR coup. It has become a grizzly routine for me to browse social media and come across pictures of dead Syrian children on my […]

The lone president: Trump’s isolation from White House, his Cabinet and world

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

Gloria Shkurti Without any doubt, Donald Trump will be one of the most debated presidents of the United States. While it would be very difficult to speak about a specific Trump doctrine or legacy, Trump’s years in office will be associated with volatility and isolation. Trump’s moody character has led to a volatile domestic and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Editorial

Transparency International advice

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

The developed western countries on the one hand penalize Pakistan by grey-listing for its failure to check money laundering and terror financing but on the other hand facilitate its political elite in money laundering with buying valuable properties like Avenfield Apartments with stolen money. Reacting to the Accountability Court verdict in corruption charges against Nawaz […]

Enforcing FATF action plan

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2018

Presided by the Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasirul Mulk on Friday, National Security Committee (NSC) meeting reaffirmed its commitment to implement the action Plan that was agreed with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international illicit financing watchdog for checking terror financing and money laundering. The plan was discussed and the participants reiterated […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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