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Qureshi, Rabbani agrees to continue cooperation for peace

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office has said that Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to continue cooperation for peace in the better interest of the people of both countries. According to Foreign Office statement, Afghan Foreign Minister Salahudding Rabbani called FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday. Statement added that Afghan FM Rabbani congratulated FM Qureshi on his […]

Top court declares PIA CEO’s appointment null and void

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court declared null and void the appointment of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Musharraf Rasool Cyan. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed a ChA three-judge bench of the top court and it heard a case pertaining to the privatization of the PIA on Monday. During the hearing, […]

SHC bars private schools from increasing tuition fees

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court stopped private schools from increasing their tuition fee more than five per cent, on Monday. According to details, a three-member larger bench of the SHC comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Ashraf Jehan announced their verdict in an earlier reserved judgment on pleas […]

Apex Court orders inquiry into political interference in DPO Pakpattan transfer case

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered inquiry into political interference over controversial transfer of DPO Pakpattan Rizwan Gondal reportedly on the order of Khawar Maneka, the former husband of Bushra Bibi. A three-member bench of the SC headed by CJP Nisar heard a suo moto notice of the transfer […]

Sindh govt likely to ban plastic bags

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh government will likely to ban the plastic bags with the aim to control the pollution in the province. According to reports, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah will chair a provincial cabinet meeting on Monday and the cabinet will discuss setting up a desalination plant to address the water crisis in […]

One dead in Mastung explosion

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report MASTUNG: Levies officials confirmed that at least one person was killed and another injured in a remote-controlled explosion in Mastung on Monday morning. The son of deceased local teacher Abdul Rauf was injured in the incident. Security forces and local administration have cordoned off the area and started search operation in the area.

Global

Situation at ‘boiling point’ on Greek island: UN

By The Frontier Post | September 1, 2018

GENEVA (Reuters): The United Nations refugee agency urged Greece on Friday to speed up transfers of eligible asylum-seekers from Aegean islands to the mainland, saying conditions at an overcrowded Lesbos reception center were “reaching boiling point”. Lesbos, not far from Turkey in the northeastern Aegean Sea, was the preferred entry point into the European Union […]

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Merkel wraps up Africa visit in Nigeria

By The Frontier Post | September 1, 2018

LAGOS (AP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe’s and Africa’s largest economies focusing on migration. Merkel has been traveling with nearly a dozen German CEOs in Senegal and Ghana, two of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. The tour aims to […]

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Court blocks Trans Canada pipeline expansion

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk TRENTON: A Canadian court put the brakes on a CAN$4.5 billion oil pipeline expansion Thursday primarily because Indigenous peoples were not properly consulted before the project was given the green light. The Trans Mountain pipeline was to have expanded capacity to carry oil west across British Columbia (B.C.) from the oil sands in […]

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1000 Iraqis, Syrians killed by US-led coalition: Report

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): At least 1,061 civilians have been confirmed dead in Syria and Iraq as a result of US-led coalition’s campaign to defeat the Daesh* terrorist group, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve said in a monthly casualty report on Thursday. “Based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 1061 civilians have been […]

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Syrian FM: 44 children kidnapped to stage chemical attack in Idlib

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik): Syrian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Walid Muallem have met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a visit to Moscow. The visit is being held within the framework of the Syrian-Russian intergovernmental commissions. “Another provocation by the West is being prepared in order to try to obstruct the anti-terrorist operation in […]

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Seoul keeps focus on NK’s denuclearization

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will address denuclearization as “the most important issue” when he meets North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang next month, according to Seoul’s presidential office Thursday. The South has been forced to react to changing circumstances as the US cancelled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned trip […]

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National Forest Policy will be implemented soon: Advisor

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Advisor to PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan has said that National Forest Policy (NFP) will be implemented in letter and spirit. He stated this while chairing a meeting on the subject here Monday. Federal Secretary Climate Change Khizar Hayat Khan and other senior officials from forest department were also […]

Allegations against free fair election: Political parties asked to submit complaints to Senate body

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Senate nominated Coordinator to Monitor Security of General Elections, 2018 has written letters to all major political parties to submit their allegations with substantive information and evidence regarding General Elections 2018 on the prescribed proforma to the Committee before 20th September, 2018. The political parties […]

‘Rolling back 18th amendment or changing NFC will undermine federation’

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report Peshawar: “The muted murmurs about rolling back 18th amendment and changing NFC formula to fund ever rising security expenditure without accountability will alienate the provinces and undermine the federation by pitting federating units against the federation”. This has been stated by former Senator Farhatullah Babar at an orientation program organized by PIPS for […]

‘Governor Houses belong to masses, not the governors’

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Governor House in Murree will be opened to the public on Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar announced this during a press conference on Monday in Lahore. Speaking to the media, Sarwar said that the new government is very focused on accountability. The prime minister, chief ministers and governors […]

Asad: Govt to implement PM’s 100-day plan

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report SWABI: Speaker, National Assembly, Asad Qaiser has said that the 100-day plan pledged by the Prime Minister Imran Khan in his speech will be implemented in letter and spirit and people will soon feel change in federal and provincial governments. He expressed these views while addressing a big workers’ convention under the auspices […]

Sensitization drive on ‘Ice Free Peshawar’ kicks off

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

Ishaq Khan PESHAWAR: Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar (UoP), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan has said that it is the responsibility of every individual to end drug use in Peshawar especially in the education institutions. This he said while speaking to one-day seminar organized in connection to kick off “Ice Free Peshawar” campaign at Pashtun […]

Afghanistan

IECC says decision on disqualified candidates final

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) has said no entity has the authority to change the decision of election body and stressed over its earlier decision regarding the disqualification of some election candidate. Earlier, the IECC had removed the names of 35 candidates from the list of candidates as they could not […]

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Hayat vows to rehabilitate Amanullah Khan’s mausoleum

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: The governor of eastern Nangarhar province has been striving to collect funds for the rehabilitation and renovation of Ghazi Amanullah Khan’s tomb and vowed to spent personal resources if unable to generate funds. Hayatullah Hayat expressed the view while placing a wreath of flower on the tomb of former King Ghazi Amanullah […]

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Taliban militants seize district in northern Faryab province

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban militants have seized the control of Bulcharagh district in Faryab province of Afghanistan after days of heavy clashes. Provincial governor Naqibullah Fayeq said earlier today that the control of the district fell into the hands of Taliban militants. Fayeq further added that the district was seized after additional forces were […]

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Cop injured in blast

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A cop was injured as a bomb went off through a police van in Kabul city of Afghanistan on Sunday. A magnetic improvised explosive device exploded under a police van in Pul-e-Khushk area in the 18th security zone in Kabul city of Afghanistan at around 12:30 pm, Kabul police media advisor Hashmatullah […]

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Two mortars hit Kabul city

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Two mortar rounds landed in the 16th security zone in Kabul city early Sunday, the police said. The mortars were fired by unidentified persons from Charkhi Pula area, Kabul police media advisor Hashmatullah Stanikzai told AIP. One rocket landed in Maranjan Tepa area while the other hit Qilla Khan Khan area in […]

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No ceasefire unless ‘other side’ agrees to one: CEO

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): Addressing a select group of people on Sunday evening at Darulaman Palace in Kabul to mark Independence Day CEO Abdullah Abdullah essentially said there would be no unilateral ceasefire this Eid. However he stated that if the insurgents were to respect a ceasefire, one could be announced but without the “other sides” cooperation […]

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Business

French business leaders want more from ex-banker Macron

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

JOUYENJOSAS (AFP): When he won the presidency 15 months ago, Emmanuel Macron charmed company chiefs with a promise to make it easier to do business in France. But the economy remains sluggish, and bosses’ patience is waning. A former investment banker, Macron had pledged to run France more like a start-up, moving swiftly to shake-up […]

Stock markets diverge, investors guarded over trade deals

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

LONDON (AFP): Stock markets traded mixed on Wednesday with investors moving cautiously as they gauge possible headwinds from the latest trade deal developments. New York on Tuesday provided another record lead on lingering optimism after the United States and Mexico agreed on a revised free-trade deal and Canada began talks that could see it join […]

Turkey’s foreign trade deficit down in July

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey’s foreign trade balance ran a $5.98 billion deficit in July, marking a year-on-year fall of 32.6 percent, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Wednesday. Last month, the country’s exports amounted to $14.07 billion with a 11.6 percent annual hike, while imports totaled $20.05 billion with a 6.7 percent decrease, compared with […]

Hotel occupancy rate in Turkey reaches nearly 75 per cent

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Hotel occupancy rate across Turkey reached 74.9 percent last month, the Turkish Hotel Association (TUROB) reported on Wednesday. According to TUROB’s report based on a survey conducted by data and analysis company STR Global, the figure rose 7.1 percent in July, compared to the same month last year. Average daily rate for […]

WB ready to support reform plans of new Pakistani govt

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The World Bank Wednesday said it was ready to support the reform plans of the new Pakistani government for stabilizing the economy and accelerating growth to end poverty and boost prosperity. The commitment was made by the World Bank’s newly appointed Vice President for the South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer, when he […]

Russia’s Kalashnikov branches out from rifles to e-cars

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

MOSCOW (AFP): A recent pledge by Kalashnikov to compete with Elon Musk´s Tesla with a Russian retro “electric supercar” drew chuckles, but the legendary gun producer has long been trying to branch out into products from drones to yachts. The remarkable transformation by the manufacturer most famous for the AK-47 automatic rifle is without precedent […]

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Sports

I’m trying to bowl like Afridi: Steve Smith

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

LAUDERHILL (Agencies): Former Australian captain Steve Smith has said he is trying to bowl like Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi. Smith, who began his career as a leg-spinner before he became one of the top batsmen in the world, said his captain Jason Holder had told him he might be called upon to send down a […]

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England recall Vince as Bairstow cover for fourth Test

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): James Vince could make a return to England duty at his Hampshire home ground after being included in a 14-man squad announced Thursday for next week’s fourth Test against India at Southampton. Vince was included as cover for fellow batsman Jonny Bairstow, who broke a finger keeping wicket during India’s 203-run win in […]

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French captain charged with drink-driving

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink-driving after the Tottenham keeper was stopped by police in the early hours of Friday morning. Just weeks after playing a key role in France’s World Cup glory, Lloris’s reputation has been tarnished by his late-night antics. Lloris was pulled over in a […]

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Virat Kohli back at the top of ICC

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Test rankings New Delhi: Virat Kohli is back at the top of the ICC Test rankings for batsmen after a successful match at Trent Bridge, which saw him score 97 and 103 across two innings. Kohli had earlier let go of his numero uno spot to Steven Smith after an average outing at Lord’s, where […]

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Kimi keeps Ferrari top, Lewis second

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS (Agencies): Kimi Raikkonen kept Ferrari top of the order in Belgium by edging Lewis Hamilton to the quickest time in Friday’s second practice session. Raikkonen’s teammate Sebastian Vettel had gone fastest in the morning session and the Finn took that spot in FP2, setting a 1:43.355. Hamilton finished 0.168s behind, with teammate Valtteri Bottas […]

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Asian Games hockey: Pakistan decimate Kazakhstan 16-0

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk Jakarta: Pakistan hockey team beat Kazakhstan 16-0 in their third Pool B match of the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta. Men in Green, who bagged 10-0 win each against Thailand and Oman in their first two matches, made sure they decimated their opponents from the word go. Mohammad Toseeq found the net four […]

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Fashion

Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju enters in 300 crores club

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajkumar Hirani directorial starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead, Sanju has been extremely well received by the critics and fans world across. The biopic made on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt has broken yet another record at the box office by entering the Rs. 500 crore club. The film has not […]

Kajol to be seen in interesting role in “Helicopter Eela”

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Three years after her last release Dilwale, Kajol is all set to return to the big screen after with Pradeep Sarkar’s Helicopter Eela. The actress will be seen playing a possessive mother in the film. She gives up her dream of becoming a singer to raise her only child. Her son Riddhi […]

Vidya Balan likely to work in the Hindi version of ‘36 Vayadhinile’

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Post Tumhari Sulu, Vidya Balan took quite some time to finalise her next film. She has given her nod to actor-politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s (NTR) biopic, where she will portray the role of NTR’s wife Basava Tarakam and now we are hearing that the powerhouse performer has been approached for the […]

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 […]

Technology

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 […]

Britain mulls over to launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain’s relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter […]

Android Auto is finally ready to go wireless

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: It’s safe to say that the advent of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay has been a huge boon to consumers. Both systems offer unparalleled ease of use when compared with an auto manufacturer-designed system. While Apple has offered wireless connectivity for CarPlay in certain vehicles for months now, Android Auto required […]

SMRC S1 mini pocket drone with camera

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2018

Over the last year, we introduced many pocked drones with different shapes and features. SMRC S1 comes with a square shape like the Eachine E55. Flying cameras are often advertised as “Selfie drones”, but this is a bit exaggerated. The truth is that you can’t buy anything under $500 in compliance with the term. In addition to the HD […]

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Article

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 […]

With eyes on Iran, Trump builds ‘war council’

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2018

Ihsan al-Faqih John Bolton, the newly-appointed US national security advisor, portends a more hawkish approach by Washington to America’s perceived enemies. The 69-year-old has a long history of adopting hardline positions and showing a readiness to use military force overseas as evidenced by the “preemptive war” doctrine embraced by President George W. Bush (2001-2009), who […]

Afghan peace effort: From nowhere to nowhere

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2018

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister’s ‘private’ visit to the United States has, apparently, resulted in some forward movement. Two sides have agreed to increase contacts for the resolution of all issues-especially Afghanistan. Repo-rtedly, the US authorities have assured Pakistan that the Trump administration will continue dialogue on all issues and all its reservations will be addressed […]

China engaged in quest for world peace

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

Zamir Awan China has endured oppression across its history. The Opium Wars, Japanese aggression and colonization all serve as evidence of the adversity China has faced. Chinese citizens displayed tremendous resilience through these hardships and united against them by working hard and trusting their own capabilities. Those citizens were also blessed with exceptional and judicious […]

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Editorial

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, […]

Punitive action

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2018

The Trump administration has added seven Pakistani companies to the list of foreign entities that presumably pose a significant risk to national security and policy interests of the United States by allegedly engaging in nuclear trade. The move could undermine Pakistan’s ambitions of joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), an elite club of countries that […]

Technological gap

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2018

The Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has advised the entrepreneurs of industrial sector to upgrade its technological base to enhance global competitiveness. He admitted that conditions of manufacturing sector are not ideal, but assured that the government is making efforts to facilitate the manufacturing enterprises. The same advice has already been given to the business […]

Prime Minister’s proposition

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

Speaking at the inaugural function of first CCV cable and Aluminum Alloy plant in Lahore, the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abassi made an offer to the opposition for replacing the recently elected Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani. He is of the view that horse trading was at work in the election of Chairman Senate. Chairman Senate […]

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