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10 more ministers likely to be inducted in federal cabinet

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: At least 10 new members are likely to be included in the federal cabinet next month. According to details, currently 16 ministers and five advisers were included in the Prime Minister Imran Khan cabinet. However, several key ministries lie vacant. According to reports, the prime minister was briefed regarding the ministries and […]

PTI govt committed to root out corruption on priority: PM Imran tells NAB chief

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that government is committed to root out the corruption from the country and adding that PTI government will continue to assist the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). This he said on Wednesday during a meeting with the NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal at the PM House. […]

Govt to establish new regulatory authority to replace PEMRA, Press Council

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has announced to establish a new regulatory authority to replace the existing Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and Press Council of Pakistan on Wednesday. Fawad Chaudhry said this while talking to media representatives outside the parliament. He said that the new regulator, named Pakistan Media Regulatory […]

Presidential election: ECP approves Alvi, Ahsan and Fazl’s nomination papers

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has approved the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Dr Arif Alvi, Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman for the presidential election on Wednesday. According to details, Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan scrutinized the nomination papers after […]

Indian delegation arrives in Lahore to hold talks on water disputes

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: A nine-member delegation of Indian Indus Water Commission arrived in Lahore on Tuesday through Wagah border crossing to hold talks with Pakistani officials over water disputes. The delegation, headed by Indian Water Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Saxena, will discuss the Indus Waters Treaty (also known as the Sindh Taas Agreement) among other issues […]

Taskforce formed for changes in NAB, civil laws: Fawad Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved a taskforce to oversee reforms in civil law and National Accountability Bureau laws, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said. Addressing a press conference after a cabinet meeting, Fawad said Law Minister Farogh Naseem will head the taskforce to bring about “effective” NAB laws. The session was chaired […]

Global

Fire kills 19 people at spa hotel in northeastern China

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): Fire tore through a hot springs hotel in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin before dawn on Saturday, killing 19 people and causing 23 others to be taken to hospital, city officials said. Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze at the four-storey Bailong Hot Springs Leisure Hotel, an inexpensive spa resort […]

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Anniversary of Rohingya crisis marked in Bangladesh camps, Myanmar

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

COX’S BAZAR (Reuters): Refugees in Bangladesh held demonstrations and prayers on Saturday to mark the passing of a year since the outbreak of a conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes. Across the border in Myanmar, the government said security patrols had been increased in […]

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Erdogan says commitment of all Turks needed to combat attacks on economy

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

ANKARA (Reuters): The commitment and determination of Turks is the guarantee needed to combat attacks on Turkey’s economy, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, in his first comments on the currency crisis in days. Turkey’s lira has tumbled some 40 percent this year as investor concerns over Erdogan’s grip on monetary policy and a growing […]

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UN agency chiefs slam air strike that killed dozens in western Yemen

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (APP): Heads of two UN agencies Friday condemned the deadly air strike in Hudaydah governorate, in western Yemen, that killed at least 26 children and four women a day earlier. This is the second time in two weeks that an air strike by the Saudi-led Coalition has resulted in dozens of civilian casualties, […]

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‘Trump could seize Arab funds at any moment’

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: As US President Donald Trump searches for new schemes to reduce the country’s foreign trade deficit and national debt by waging an economic war on countries by imposing unfair tariffs under the pretext of his “America First” campaign, reports have surfaced that his next target is the funds of Arab countries. Arab […]

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Ousted S. Korean president Park gets more jail time

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye had a year added to her initial 24-year prison sentence by the Seoul High Court on Friday. Park, 66, was convicted on 16 counts of corruption in April following a wide-ranging power abuse scandal. Prosecutors asked for her sentence to be extended to 30 years last […]

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Pakistan

‘Nation can’t forget sacrifices of martyrs laid down for country’

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the nation could never forget the sacrifices of the martyrs who laid down their lives while defending the national frontiers. In a message on Defence Day, Sirajul Haq said that our ancestors had offered huge sacrifices for the establishment of this Muslim […]

Four more PPP leaders take oath as Sindh ministers

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Four mover Pakistan People’s Party leaders, including former information minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah took oath as ministers after which Sindh cabinet got extended to fourteen here on Wednesday. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail administered oath to newly appointed ministers here in a ceremony held at the Governor House on Wednesday. Those who […]

Govt wants to use parliament’s shoulder to get to IMF: PPP

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The leaders of the Pakistan People Party said that the government is trying to make use of parliament to go to IMF for bailout economic package. According to the details, PPP leaders Maula Bakhsh Chandio and Nafeesa Shah in a press conference held in Islamabad has said that the country is suffering […]

NAB KP holds absconder Arif involved in assets case

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested absconder Muhammad Arif in assets beyond known sources of income case. As per details, the accused person was involved as benamidar in assets beyond known sources of income case worth Rs. 101 million. The evidence collected by NAB team shows that M. Arif illegally holds […]

3 of a family among five dead in NWA

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report MIRANSHAH: Three persons of the same family were killed on Wednesday in an apparent incident of targeted killing when unknown armed men barged into a house and opened indiscriminate fire in Sheratla area of Mir Ali Tehsil of North Waziristan tribal district. According to local administration, the incident happened in Sheratla area of […]

Abbottabad Police arrest alleged child rapist

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: Abbottabad Police arrested alleged rapist of a minor child from Upper Kunj locality of the district, said a press release issued by police on Wednesday. The accused had allegedly raped a five-year old child Qasim son of Javed, resident of Upper Kunj Jadid. According to the FIR registered by the father of […]

Afghanistan

‘130 militants killed in joint Afghan-US airstrikes’

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Military in the Southeast claims that more than 130 militants were killed during the joint airstrikes carried out by the Afghan and foreign forces in southeastern Ghazni province. The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military said the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Ghazni province but did […]

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At least 100 security forces killed in fight for Afghan city

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

GHAZNI (AFP): At least 100 Afghan security forces have been killed as troops backed by US airpower struggled to push the Taliban from embattled Ghazni city, officials said Monday, while residents reported food and medicine shortages four days after fighting began. The Afghan government said it had sent reinforcements to the strategic city, which lies […]

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Afghan Taliban resume deadly assaults in Ghazni

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Amid reports of resurgence of deadly clashes in the strategically important Ghazni city of Afghanistan, the country’s army chief said on Sunday a full-scale clean-up operation is underway to eliminate the militants hiding in civilians’ homes there. Groups of armed Taliban  stormed the city overnight on Friday, setting fire to a number […]

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Institutions being equipped with Internet, IT facilities

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: All security and defence centres as well as other government institutions are being equipped with Internet and information technology, an official said on Sunday. Sair Zaland, spokesman for the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MoTIT), told Pajhwok Afghan News an agreement had been signed on provision of the facilities. Development of […]

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Govt has a responsibility to respond to nation’s demands

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The National Security Adviser Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar says the government has a responsibility to respond to the nation’s demands for peace and ceasefire. He made the remarks during a meeting with the Russian Ambassador to Kabul Alexander Mantytskiy, the Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said. Atamr further added that […]

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Army Chief of Staff to control Ghazni situation

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s Army Chief of Staff Mohammad Sharif Yaftali will arrive in Ghazni province on Sunday in order to take control of the ongoing battle by the Taliban for control of the provincial capital. Clashes broke out when hundreds of Taliban fighters stormed Ghazni city. According to military officials from 203 Tander Military […]

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Business

Norway wealth fund allowed to stay on as investor

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2018

OSLO (Reuters): Rules governing Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund would allow it to stay on as an investor in Tesla (TSLA.O) if the electric carmaker goes private, its deputy CEO said on Tuesday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk stunned financial markets this month when he revealed on Twitter he was considering a $420 per share take-private […]

Countrywide scraps bosses’ £20m bonus package

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Countrywide, the UK’s largest estate agency group, has cancelled plans for a new bonus package for its bosses following an outcry from investors. The package could have paid out a total of £20m to three executives, depending on the firm’s share price performance over the next three years. Shares in Countrywide plunged […]

Microsoft claims win over ‘Russian political hackers’

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Russian attempts to launch cyber-attacks against US conservative groups have been thwarted, Microsoft says. The software company said Russian hackers had tried to steal data from political organisations, including the International Republican Institute and the Hudson Institute think tanks. But they had been thwarted when its security staff had won control of […]

China rejects US pressure after EU parts ways with Iranian oil

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters):  China, seeking to skirt US sanctions, will use oil tankers from Iran for its purchases of that country´s crude, throwing Tehran a lifeline while European companies such as France´s Total are walking away due to fear of reprisals from Washington. The United States is trying to halt Iranian oil exports in an effort […]

China starts first financial court in Shanghai

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk  SHANGHAI: in handling finance-related cases opened Monday in the country’s financial hub of Shanghai. The Shanghai Financial Court will be responsible for commercial cases such as disputes involving securities, futures, insurance, bills and financial lending, according to a document by the Supreme People’s Court earlier this month. It will also deal with bankruptcy […]

Dollar falls after Trump remarks

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2018

TOKYO (Agencies): The dollar traded lower against a basket of major peers on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was “not thrilled” with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for raising interest rates. The dollar was also soft as investors pulled out of the safe-haven currency ahead of anticipated talks this week between China […]

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Sports

France top new-style FIFA rankings, Germany slump to 15th

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

ZURICH (Agencies): World champions France predictably shot to the top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday while previous leaders Germany slumped to 15th after their humiliating first round exit in Russia. The rankings were the first to be issued since France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on July 15 and also […]

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PSL franchises support Najam Sethi as PCB chairman

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: The Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have shown all out support to Mr Najam Sethi to remain the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). After Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as single largest party in the elections, the reports about Sethi’s removal as PCB chairman are roaming all around. According […]

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Nowshera Zalmi Greens won Zalmi Azadi Cup 2018

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk PESHAWAR: Nowshera Zalmi Greens chased 151-run target against Khyber Zalmi Greens to win the Zalmi Azadi Cup 2018 by seven wickets. Khyber Zalmi Greens were put to bat first and they scored 151 runs. Rehan Afridi scored 40 runs and was the top scorer while Umar Alam took three wickets. Courtesy Raza Gillani’s […]

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Notts sign Brathwaite for rest of season

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

LONDON (BBC): Nottinghamshire have signed West Indies Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite for the rest of the County Championship season. The 25-year-old replaces Quinton de Kock and is scheduled to play five matches, starting on Sunday against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. He is also set to face Surrey at The Oval before consecutive home games […]

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New Zealand appoint new head coach on two-year deal

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk Auckland: Former New Zealand batsman Gary Stead has been named as the team’s new head coach, signing a two-year contract. The former Canterbury coach, 46, replaces Mike Hesson, who resigned in June after six years in charge. Stead will begin his role in September, before the one-day international and Twenty20 series against Pakistan […]

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World Cup finalist Croatia sees wave of retirements

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

ANKARA (AA): The Croatian national football team, one of the finalists in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, is facing a wave of retirements with goalkeeper Danijel Subasic also announcing on Wednesday that he was retiring from international football. World Cup silver medalist Subasic, 33, announced his retirement on the Croatian Football Federation’s website. “The time […]

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Fashion

Indian actress Sonali Bendre diagnosed with cancer

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre diagnosed with cancer broke out on early Wednesday morning and has shook all her fans and well wishers. Sonali is detected a high-grade cancer. Sonali is currently in New York getting her treatment at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Sonali is there with her son Ranveer Behl and […]

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to reunite in ‘Dus Ka Dum’

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: From Shah Rukh Khan playing a magician in Tubelight to Salman Khan’s quirky cameo in the upcoming Zero, every time the two Khans have come together on screen, they’ve raised the entertainment quotient several notches higher. While we’re all excited for them to share the screen space in Zero and the fun […]

Shahid Kapoor signs another film with Shree Narayan Singh

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After the grand success of Padmaavat, Shahid Kapoor directly went on to shoot his next with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha fame, Shree Narayan Singh. A social drama, Batti Gul Meter Chalu stars Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam along with Shahid Kapoor in the lead and deals with the high electricity costs in […]

Anurag Kashyap completes 20 years in film industry

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anurag Kashyap has completed twenty years in the industry today and the acclaimed filmmaker got emotional talking about the same. Anurag took to his Twitter handle to thank Ram Gopal Verma, the man who gave him his first break. Anurag wrote, “20 years back my first film released. And changed my life […]

Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan completes shooting of ‘Sui Dhaaga’

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: All this while Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan were busy shooting for their forthcoming film – Sui Dhaaga. The pictures of them dressed up in their characters Mamta and Mauji made rounds on the internet for quite some time. The film is made on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign Made In India […]

Mouni Roy and Akshay Kumar all set to impress the audience with a power performance in ‘Gold’

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Television A-list actress Mouni Roy is set to step into Bollywood with Gold opposite Akshay Kumar. The film’s trailer was recently released and it impressed the audience as well as the critics. Gold looks promising with power-packed performances and that’s a major reason why the audience is eagerly waiting for its release. […]

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Article

Trade Wars: How will US’ steel tariffs affect Turkey?

By The Frontier Post | March 10, 2018

Selin Nasi On March 1, the White House announced plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports. While the content of the bill is yet to be determined (along with US President Donald Trump’s determination to see it through), the initiative has already prompted reactions from both […]

New films on screen in the Gulf

By The Frontier Post | March 9, 2018

Zekeriya Kursun I haven’t been writing or speaking about the Gulf for quite some time now. I am following the developments in an attempt to understand what might happen. The Gulf region, which is open to foreign winds – with what it possesses or what it is unable to possess – never surprises and is […]

CPEC and gifted Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | March 8, 2018

Zaffar Alam Traditionally, China and Pakistan have cooperated closely at the strategic and political levels. Now the two nations are making efforts to expand their bilateral collaboration economically as well. The construction of CPEC is a milestone that signifies this shift. Balochistan province is the largest province of Pakistan and its importance lies in the […]

Israel’s ‘inevitable war’ with Hezbollah is fake news

By The Frontier Post | March 7, 2018

Martin Jay Media in the US and Israel is awash with stories about a possible war with Hezbollah. Yet talk of war is more about an American dream in the newsroom, rather than a precursor to an actual war. Do you ever wonder whether western media might have an unhealthy vested interest in war, in […]

Rising extremism in India: No end in sight

By The Frontier Post | March 6, 2018

Iqbal Khan India, as a state, presents a stimulating case of proliferating extremism. Over the centuries ‘Greater India’ has been shrinking in size as more and more ethno-sectarian minorities chose to create separate political entities in order to escape the strait jackets imposed by Hindu extremism. Post-independence era touted as India’s democratic order could not […]

Pakistan’s Water Crisis: Three cheers to inefficiency

By The Frontier Post | March 5, 2018

Malik Muhammad Hamza Khan A man hunched across the curb, carrying an empty pail of water waiting wistfully for the water tanker to arrive. His son is getting late for college but there is no water to prepare breakfast or even drink. In Thar a worn out girl empties the last pail of water from […]

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Editorial

Journey of progress

By The Frontier Post | March 10, 2018

While addressing the inauguration ceremony of liquefied gas plant at Kark, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi claimed that the PML-N government has put the country on the path of development according to the vision of Nawaz Sharif and added that it is up to the masses that they would give vote to those who are […]

IMF warning

By The Frontier Post | March 9, 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its report has issued an ominous warning that risks pertaining to Pakistan’s economic and financial outlook have increased and its mid term and long term debt repayment capacity has weakened urging Islamabad to take immediate corrective measures. IMF released this gloomy report just after the conclusion of its Board […]

Rescuing the alliance

By The Frontier Post | March 8, 2018

Despite the periodical stresses and strains in bilateral relations, Pakistan and the United states can not be mutually exclusive in world and regional affairs. The fragile alliance between the two countries survived in the backdrop of President Trump undiplomatic tweet accusing Pakistan of ‘lies’ and ‘deceit’, suspension$ 2 billion security assistance and successful US move […]

Urging attitudinal change

By The Frontier Post | March 7, 2018

It is worth appreciation that educationists and religious scholars speak about bringing positive change in attitudes with modern education.  Speaking at seminar under the auspices English Department of Karak University, Chairman Islamic Ideology Council Professor Dr. Qibla Ayaz said if education did not bring positive change in attitudes then it is merely literacy. He said […]

Whirlpool of circular debt

By The Frontier Post | March 6, 2018

The circular debt has reached to alarming proportion of Rs. 922 billion till November last year and may further go up to the end of current fiscal year. It is almost double of the amount of circular debt accumulated during the five years rule of previous PPP government. The carry over liability of Rs. 480 […]

KP Varsities’ ranking

By The Frontier Post | March 5, 2018

It is a matter of great concern for educationists, students and their parents that the ranking of Public Sector Universities in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has declined over the past seven years. Not a single government University has been able to break into the top 10 institutions in the Higher Education Commission (HEC) list. It is pertinent […]

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