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Fazl calls for PPP candidate to step down from presidential elections

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief and presidential candidate Maulana Fazlur Rehman is still optimistic over his chances in the elections, and said that it will be the opposition’s victory if the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) candidate quits the race. Addressing a press conference after meeting with Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmud […]

PTI demands Nadra Chairman’s resignation over RTS malfunction

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Senator Azam Swati demanded immediate dismissal of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Chairman Usman Mobin for his role in malfunctioning of RTS application on poll day. Senator Swati in a press conference held on Friday said that there should be an investigation to ascertain the person or […]

PTI government reduces price of petrol by Rs2.41 for September

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has reduced oil prices by up to 5.6% for September, a change that will take effect from Saturday. It is the government’s first official notification on petroleum products since being elected to power. The price of high-speed diesel (HSD), widely used in the agriculture and transport sectors, […]

LHC dismisses appeals against Sharifs’ sentences in Avenfield properties case

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed appeals petitions to suspend the sentence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar in Avenfield reference case on Friday. Justice Shahid Waheed, headed a three member bench, comprising Justice Aatir Mehmood and Justice Shahid Jameel Khan heard […]

Qureshi, Zarif discusses regional peace

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Muhammad Javad Zarif and discussed regional peace and strengthening relations among the two neighboring countries. Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Islamabad a day earlier on a two-day visit, Javad Zarif is the first top foreign diplomat […]

Two sentenced to death in PTI’s Zahid Shahid murder case

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: A local anti-terrorism court on Friday awarded death sentence to two suspects for the murder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Zahra Shahid. The ATC, announcing its verdict in the case, awarded death sentences to two suspects identified as Rashid alias ‘Tailor’ and Zahid Abbas Zaidi for murdering the PTI leader. Two other […]

Global

German far-right mobilized by ‘fake news’ after stabbing: officials

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

DRESDEN/BERLIN (Reuters): Far-right groups spread “fake news” on social media to mobilize their supporters for violent protests targeting migrants after the fatal stabbing of a German man, said officials in the eastern German state of Saxony where they took place. German police have arrested a 22-year-old Syrian man and a 21-year-old Iraqi man over Sunday’s […]

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Strong 6.2 magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

LOMBOK (AFP): A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage. The offshore tremor struck at a shallow depth of eight kilometres (five miles), about 100 kilometres southeast of Kupang on the Indonesian portion of Timor island, the […]

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Ugandan army arrests soldiers over beating of lawmakers

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

KAMPALA (Reuters): Soldiers involved in the beating of Ugandan lawmakers and civilians over their alleged role in a stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy have been arrested, the army said on Tuesday. Supporters of an independent candidate contesting a parliamentary by-election threw stones at Museveni’s motorcade on Aug. 13 as he was leaving the town […]

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Iraq sending team to U.S. to seek deal on transactions with Iran

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

BAGHDAD (Reuters): Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an agreement on financial transactions with Iran following Washington’s reimposition of sanctions on Tehran, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday. His statement was the first by an Iraqi official since Reuters reported last week Baghdad was going to ask Washington for exemptions […]

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Czech’s withdrawal from EU would jeopardize country’s future – PM

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

PRAGUE (Sputnik): The Czech Republic’s withdrawal from the European Union would jeopardize the country’s future, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Monday. “We are a strong element of the West, we are EU embers and NATO allies, and no one can call it into question. If anyone here talks about Czexit [the Czech Republic’s […]

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France ready to conduct new strikes on Syria: Macron

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

PARIS (Sputnik): France is ready to conduct further airstrikes in Syria in response to Damascus’ alleged use of chemical weapons, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday during his speech to French ambassadors. At the same time, the French President noted the first results of the joint Russia-French mechanism on the Syrian settlement. “The mechanism of […]

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ECP rejects Fazl’s accusations regarding rigged polls

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday while rejecting the allegations of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman maintained that the General Elections 2018 were fair, transparent and impartial. “Accusations lacking evidence is deplorable and contrary to the facts. Not respecting the mandate of public without any justification is against the rules […]

NAB seizes properties worth billions as it probes Punjab companies scam

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has seized the property of Ikram Naveed, the alleged frontman of Imran Ali Yousuf, as part of its investigation into the Punjab companies scandal. The anti-graft watchdog has seized Rs100 billion worth of properties, including three shops. It said Naveed allegedly paid Rs13 billion to Yousuf, the […]

CTD arrests two terrorists in Gujranwala operation

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

F.P. Report GUJRANWALA: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested two alleged terrorists on late Thursday night in an operation carried out on intelligence report in Gujranwala. CTD spokesperson told media that the arrested terrorists belonged to a banned outfit and were identified as Asif and Wali Muhammad. CTD team also recovered explosive material, hand grenades, arms […]

Four more children die in Tharparkar due to malnutrition

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

F.P. Report THARPARKAR: As many as four more children passed away because of malnutrition in Tharparkar area of Sindh on Friday, which raised the death toll in Tharparkar to 13 for this month and 432 for this year. According to details, a total of 40 minors had succumbed to malnutrition in the area in the […]

90% land acquired for Basha Dam: Senate body informed

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senate Special Committee on Water Scarcity was informed on Thursday that about 90 percent land acquisition process had been completed for construction of Diamer Basha Dam, having capacity to generate 4500 MW electricity. “About Rs 90 billion have been paid to owners against the acquired land, while 10 percent remaining land will […]

Govt to formulate foreign policy with Parliament’s guidance: Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

F.P. Report Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the government respects the Parliament and would be looking forward for its guidance in the formulation of Foreign Policy. He was speaking to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee that met here on Thursday at the Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain […]

Afghanistan

8 cops in Kandahar suicide blast

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KANDEAHAR: A suicide attack killed at least four police and wounded four others including an officer in Kandahar City, capital of Kandahar province, officials said Thursday. Acting on prior information, police intercepted an explosive laden vehicle in 2nd Aino Mena area, limits of 11th police station, at approximately 12:00 a.m. (local time) but […]

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Taliban threaten media against working in Ghazni

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Free media supporting group NAI on Thursday said torching media installations and threatening local journalists against working in Ghazni province was against ‘the freedom of expression’ and Islamic and the country’s laws. Abdul Mujib Khelwatgar, NAI executive chief, told a press conference in Kabul that media was totally shut down in Ghazni. […]

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Taliban scrap security cooperation with ICRC

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban announced cancelling their security cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for what they said the organization’s noncooperation with Taliban’s inmates. The Taliban’s move comes amid an ongoing hunger strike by a number of the group’s inmates in Pul-i-Charkhi prison in Kabul. A statement from the Taliban […]

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NDS held would-be suicide bombers group

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives arrested a seven-member group of would-be suicide bombers in Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. The group wanted to conduct suicide attacks in the ceremonies of the 99th independence of Afghanistan and upcoming Eidul Adha, Nangarhar Governor Hayatullah Hayat said. Talking […]

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Tuition center attack draws widespread condemnation

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Wednesday’s deadly suicide attack on a tuition center in Kabul, in which 48 people were killed and 67 others wounded, drew widespread condemnation from across the world. The Islamic State or Daesh has claimed responsibility for the latest in a series of such attacks against the Shiite community. The attacker walked into […]

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Annual grapes festival kicks off in Herat province

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk HERAT CITY: The Annual Grapes Festival kicked off in the presence of senior government officials in Herat. According to the provincial government, the Annual Grapes Festival was inaugurated by the provincial governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi and Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock Minister Nasir Ahmad Durani. The local officials are saying that a major agricultural […]

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Business

Sports goods’ exports decline by 5.85% in July

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exports of sports goods from the country witnessed decrease of 5.85 percent during the first month of the current fiscal year against the exports of same month of last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported. The country exported sports goods worth $21.898 during 2018) against the trade of $23.258 million […]

Global steel output rises in July

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Global crude steel production rose 5.8 percent year-on-year to reach 154.6 million tons in July, the World Steel Association revealed on Monday. The association said in a statement that the crude steel capacity utilization ratio of the 64 countries in July was 77.5 percent — an annual increase of 3.3 percentage point […]

Global stock markets swim higher in Wall Street’s wake

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

PARIS (AFP/APP): Global stock markets rallied Monday, taking their cue from last week’s record showing on Wall Street, but trading in Europe was thin with London closed for a public holiday. Share prices in Frankfurt were up by nearly half a percent after a widely watched survey showed business confidence in the German economy bouncing […]

Yuan gain momentum as China signals support, revives fix factor

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2018

SHANGHAI (Agencies): The yuan hovered at a 2-1/2-week high to the dollar on Monday after China’s central bank revived a “counter-cyclical factor” in its daily fixing to support the currency, arresting a record 10-week slide that has rattled global markets and irritated Washington. The announcement was seen as the latest signal from the People’s Bank […]

China struggling to stop relying on US market

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies): Faced with plunging U.S. orders, surgical glove maker Ren Jiding is hunting for new markets amid Chinese government calls to reduce reliance on the United States. But none can absorb the 60 percent of his sales that went to American customers last year. From medical products to smartphone chips to soybeans, Beijing is […]

Germany’s public debt could fall below EU ceiling this year

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2018

BERLIN (Reuters): Germany’s public sector debt could fall below the European Union’s debt ceiling before the end of the year, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Sunday, after figures this week showed a booming economy was generating a record surplus. Speaking at the annual open day at which Berlin’s ministries open their doors to the […]

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Sports

Sun Yang scorches rivals to win historic Asian swim title

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2018

Jakarta (Agencies): Chinese battering ram Sun Yang smashed his rivals to create history Monday as the swimming goliath scooped the first-ever Asian Games men’s 800 metres freestyle gold with another monstrous performance. For once though he didn’t have it all his own way. Greeted like a rock star by high-pitched squeals from excitable female fans […]

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Najam Sethi resigns as PCB chairman

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Najam Sethi said Monday that he was stepping down as Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board. “I was waiting for the new Prime Minister to take oath before submitting my resignation as PCB Chairman, which I have done today. I wish PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength […]

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Asian Games hockey: Pakistan thrash Thailand 10-0 in opener

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Forward Muhammad Atiq’s hat-trick on Monday helped Pakistan hockey team thrash low-ranked opponents Thailand 10-0 in the former’s campaign opener during the Asian Games in Jakarta. The silver medallists of the last edition of the Games did not give any chance to the opposition as they struck 21 shots at the goal […]

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Djokovic beats Federer to complete Masters sweep

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

CINCINNATI (Agencies): Novak Djokovic finally clinched the title missing from his resume with a 6-4 6-4 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to win in Cincinnati and become the first player to complete the sweep of Masters series tournaments on Sunday. Having made five previous finals and lost to Federer in three of them, Djokovic […]

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Bale earns praise after starring role in Real Madrid win

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

MADRID (Agencies): New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui hailed the performance of Gareth Bale after the Welshman scored one goal and created another in his team’s 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday. Bale’s cross was headed in by Dani Carvajal for Real’s opening goal in their first match of the new campaign in La Liga, […]

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Federer to meet Djokovic in Cincinnati final

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Cincinnati (Agencies): Novak Djokovic overcame a battling Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 to reach his sixth Cincinnati Masters final on Saturday while Roger Federer enjoyed a less-taxing route to the title match after his semi-final opponent David Goffin retired with a shoulder injury. Federer had taken the first set 7-6(3) before Goffin took a short […]

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Fashion

Ajay Devgn to play a football coach in upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After Chankya, here comes another announcement from Ajay Devgn. The superstar is all set to play a football coach in his next film, which is biopic of India’s legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim. Produced by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor, the film will see Ajay Devgn essay the role of the […]

Ranbir Kapoor wants more movies with Rajkumar Hirani

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With almost 300 crores in their kitty in just ten days, Ranbir Kapoor and Rajkumar Hirani are proving to be one of the most successful actor-director duos in recent times. Placing their bets on the clockwork of a life of Sanjay Dutt, Rajkumar Hirani managed to make Sanju this year’s biggest hit. […]

Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani demand huge amount to work together

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani’s chemistry is both a hit on screen as well as off it. The duo successfully grabs eyeballs every time they step out together.  Their hit pair also won hearts in Baaghi 2 making it one of the highest grossers of 2018. Now, it has come to the […]

Saif Ali Khan and Sara Ali Khan likely to be seen together in upcoming film

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Director Nitin Kakkar is on-track with his next project for the big screen. Saif Ali Khan has been in talks with the director for a long time now and seems like something has finally materialized that is being liked by both the parties. Reports suggest that Nitin Kakkar’s next will have Saif […]

Kareena helping Sara Ali Khan in her film career

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan shares a good bond with Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan is not hidden from us. It was Kareena who revealed their closeness in an interview, back when she said that she and Sara are like Bffs. It was just last year when we saw Sara and Bebo […]

Sanjay Dutt to release his autobiography soon

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead has made it to the list of top 10 highest grossing Hindi films ever. Made on the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, Sanju traced the life of star and showed his battle against drugs, failed relationships and more. Even though film gave […]

Technology

Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) to be launch on April 25

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk Xiaomi’s Mi 6X is confirmed to launch on April 25 at an event to be held in China. The upcoming mid-range smartphone is said to borrow design elements such as a vertical dual rear camera setup and an edge-to-edge display. In the latest set of teasers, Xiaomi has posted official selfie shots that are […]

Zuckerberg under pressure over data scandal

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk STRASBOURG: Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans. The world’s largest social network is under fire worldwide after information about nearly 87 million users wrongly ended […]

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE likely to lose Android license

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON: Chinese smartphone maker ZTE’s US woes deepened on Tuesday, as regulators proposed new rules that could cut into its sales, while a supply ban means it may not be able to use Android software in its devices, according to a source. The US Commerce Department banned American firms on Monday from selling parts and […]

Users must accept targeted ads, says Facebook

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

MENLO PARK:  Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new European Union privacy law. The EU law, which takes effect next month, promises the biggest shakeup in […]

Western allies blame Russia for global cyber attack

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk The United States and Britain on Monday warned of a global cyber attack targeting routers and other networking equipment, blaming Russian government-backed hackers for the campaign on government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators. Washington and London issued a joint alert, saying the widespread, global campaign began in 2015 and could be escalated […]

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not. Privacy concerns have swamped Facebook since it acknowledged last month that information about millions […]

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Pakistan specific Trumponics

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2018

Iqbal Khan American impatience with China’s economic rise is quite evident in the recently launched tariff war by President Donald Trump. America has its own problems. Of these, fear of losing the mantle of sole superpower, out of own stupidities, is quite over whelming. Hence, there is a sense of urgency, bordering panic, to stop […]

What does Trump’s ‘Syria message’ mean?

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2018

Abdullah Muradoglu The promise made by U.S. President Don-ald Trump, who leap-ed from the business world to politics, to pull back U.S. troops from many countries, primarily Afghanis-tan, played an important role in the success he gained in the 2016 presidential elections. It was clear that Trump got more votes in areas where the families […]

The failure of KP Ehtesab Commission

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2018

Dr. Asmatullah Khan Any reformative step taken to control and curb corruption with sincerity and honesty certainly pave ways to achieve its target and objectives, if the steps are taken with sincerity and devotion and is not design to punish the political rivals on personal grudges. However, if such reformative measures are taken to get […]

Welcome to Pakistan Dear Malala

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2018

Mahwish Khokhar A question popping up in every Pakistani’s brain about surprise visit of controversial Malala Yousafzai. I was just going through some news articles when snobbish face of Malala appeared with a headline, “I have dreamed of coming to Pakistan for 5 years.” She gained fame after a highly trained, fearless, fully armed, and […]

Status of Examination in the backward areas of KP

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

Shaukat Hayat Buneri Cheating in examination is a common practice not only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but in all the regions and provinces of Pakistan. Although various steps and measures have been taken to curb this menace but sorry to say that all attempts have miserably failed to yield positive results in this regard. At the […]

Is Jordan enslaved to the UAE?

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2018

Yasin Aktay It would have a particular importance to watch the developments in the world and in the region from Jordan where we were for the “Committee of Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons” of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. This is because Jordan is a country that has developed a unique survival […]

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Editorial

Carnage in Indian occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2018

In the Indian occupied Kashmir, 20 Kashmiri youth were killed by the government forces during cordon and search operation in Islamabad and Shopian districts on Sunday. Thousands of Kashmiris hit the streets, chanting ant-India slogans and demanding an end to Indian rule over Kashmir. Indian forces used pellet guns on the protesters and injured 300 […]

Establishing Rupee-CPEC linkage

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2018

Abandoning his favorite economic prosperity mantra, the  Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has started a public relations campaign to conceal the bitter facts about the government’s decision to allow the rupee lose its value against the US dollar and other major world currencies. He has also given up his often repeated theme of ranking the Pakistan’s […]

PM’s stance on Senate elections

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2018

Taking broad side of the state institutions has now become a routine matter for PML-N leaders. The Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, while addressing the inauguration ceremony of Chaudhry Abdul Hameed Cardiology Center in Lahore, said that recent Senate election should be scrapped and the senators who bought their way to the parliament should be […]

Railway up-gradation

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2018

The approval for the up-gradation of railway Mainline (ML-1) has again been delayed. The project is the only strategic scheme of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The hindrance in the approval of the project and it subsequent implementation is the big differential in the cost estimates worked out by China and Pakistan. Beijing tagged the cost […]

Resolution of Afghan Conflict

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

US State Department Assistant Secretary for South Asia and Central Asia, Alice Wells is arriving Islamabad to discuss matters pertaining to the resolution of Afghan conflict , terrorism and economic matters with senior government officials. The US South Asia strategy will be discussed, particularly in the context of Afghanistan and Pakistan’s stated commitment to eliminate […]

Spadework for IMF bailout

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2018

The PML-N government has accepted the International Monetary Fund (IMF) precondition to let the rupee depreciate further by 4 percent to qualify for any fresh bailout package that is needed to avoid default like situation. Despite denials from Miftah Ismail, Advisor to the Prime Minister on finance and Rana Muhammad Afzal, State Minister for finance, […]

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