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Iranian FM Zarif to arrive in Pakistan today

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will reach Pakistan for a two-day visit on Thursday (today). According to reports, Iranian FM Zarif will meet his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a one-on-one meeting. Zarif will also meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and the military leadership. Moreover, Japanese state minister Kazuyuki Nakane […]

SC summons CM Buzdar in mega projects case

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has been summoned by Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday in connection to its suo motu notice on awarding of contracts to private companies in mega projects in the province. While resuming the proceedings of the case, the apex court summoned the chief minister at […]

Memogate scandal: Apex Court tasks NAB to bring back Husain Haqqani

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has tasked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to bring back the former ambassador, Husain Haqqani, who is accused in the Memogate scandal. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nasir headed an Apex court bench and it heard the Memogate scandal on Thursday. Justice Nisar remarked during the hearing, […]

PM Imran gets briefing on security situation in GHQ

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan visited military’s general headquarters (GHQ) to get briefing on security matters on Thursday. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa welcomed on his arrival to GHQ. DG ISPR, Asif Ghafoor said this while sharing […]

Top Court summons 10-year record of Zardari, Musharraf’s assets in NRO case

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan sought a 10-year record of the assets and bank accounts owned by former presidents Pervez Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed a three-member bench of Supreme Court and it heard the case related to National Reconciliation Ordinance  […]

PM Imran Khan to skip UN session to focus on country’s economy

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will lead the Pakistani delegation at 73rd U.N. General Assembly session which is set to be start on September 18 as Prime Minister Imran Khan will skip session to focus his attention on the country’s economy. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told media that the prime minister […]

Global

Erdogan: Issue not about myself, but Turkey, Islam

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the “issue” is not about himself and his party but “Turkey and Islam”. Speaking in the eastern province of Mus at a ceremony marking the 947th anniversary of Battle of Malazgirt, Erdogan stressed that Turkey’s security is not limited to its borders, adding it […]

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Iran parliament sacks economy minister

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iran’s parliament on Sunday voted to sack Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian over deteriorating economic conditions in the country. Karbasian is the second minister to be ousted by parliament after Labor Minister Ali Rabiei, who was removed from his post by lawmakers earlier this month. Some 137 MPs voted in favor of sacking […]

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Afghanistan’s national security adviser resigns in break with president

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

KABUL (Reuters): Afghanistan’s national security adviser, one of the most influential aides to President Ashraf Ghani, resigned on Saturday, a move one official said could be followed by his own bid for the top job in next year’s scheduled election. Hanif Atmar’s resignation was accepted by Ghani, presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri told Reuters. The spokesman […]

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China slams ‘irresponsible’ Trump accusations over N. Korea

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

BEIJING: China on Saturday called Donald Trump “irresponsible” after the US president cancelled his top diplomat´s trip to North Korea and suggested Beijing was stalling efforts to disarm Pyongyang. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to make his fourth visit to the reclusive state next week for what he described as the next […]

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Suicide bomb attack kills two in eastern Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

JALALABAD (AFP): A suicide bomb blast killed at least two people Saturday outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said. The latest attack in the war-torn country appeared to target a protest camp outside the building in Nangarhar province, where a group of people were rallying in support of […]

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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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Security plan for Muharram finalized

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: Local police authorities in separate meeting on Thursday finalized security plan for peaceful observance of Muharram and reviewed performance of station house officers and investigators. DPO Asif Gohar chaired the meetings where SP investigation Muhammad Shafiq Wazir was also in attendance. An official privy to the meeting said that area […]

Defense Day marked in Khyber Agency

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Like elsewhere in the country, the 53 Defense Day was observed on Thursday with zeal and enthusiasm in Khyber to pay tribute to the martyrs of 1965 war. The day was dawned with special prayer offered after the Fajr pray in mosques for the progress and prosperity of the country. In […]

KP govt spokesperson Shaukat Yousufzai tenders resignation

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spokesperson Shaukat Yousufzai on Thursday tendered his resignation from his post to contest the forthcoming by-election. Yousufzai sent his resignation to KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan. “I have given my resignation as I have decided to contest from PK-23 (Shangla) as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidate,” he said. “To ensure transparency in […]

Sindh looks towards Islamabad for resolving issue of acute water shortage in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presiding over pre-39thCCI meeting on Thursday directed the chief secretary to write a letter to the CCI secretariat for including all the pending issues of the province on the agenda of forthcoming CCI meeting. The meeting was attended by Minister for Excise & Taxation Mukesh […]

Talal Ch challenges disqualification in contempt case

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Ch has on Thursday challenged filed petition against his disqualification in contempt case. The petition was filed by Talal’s legal counsel advocate Kamran Murtaza. Talal—in his petition—urged court to annul the verdict. The petition states disqualification verdict was announced without proving accusations in the court. […]

Lahore shopkeepers beat women over alleged theft

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Police on Thursday registered a case after a video showing shopkeepers in Lahore city’s Batapur area beating two women after accusing them of theft went viral. According to details, the shopkeepers in Jalo Mor Market on GT Road took the two women hostage on Wednesday after accusing them of stealing merchandise from […]

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

Dollar holds gains after U.S.-China trade talks

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: The dollar held onto recent gains in early trade on Friday after U.S. and Chinese officials ended two days of trade talks without any major breakthroughs. The talks between the two nations ended as their trade war escalated on Thursday after a new round of U.S. tariffs kicked in on $16 billion […]

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 […]

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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

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. […]

Kartik Aaryan to make pair with Kriti Sanon in ‘Luka Chuppi’

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: This February, Kartik Aaryan delivered Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety which was a blockbuster and the actor’s first 100 crore club movie. Now the latest we hear is that the young star will be seen in Dinesh Vijan’s next, Luka Chuppi opposite Kriti Sanon. Dinesh Vijan’s has made some interesting romcoms and […]

‘Sanju’ collects record Rs 120 crore on first weekend

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajkumar Hirani directorial Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead has been ruling the box-office ever since its release. The biopic made on the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has now become the highest weekend opener (Hindi films) of all time by grossing Rs 120 crore. Falling right on its expectations, […]

Harshvardhan Kapoor wants to play a comic role

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhavesh Joshi Superhero may not have done well at the box-office but that hasnít dimmed Harshvardhan Kapoorís enthusiasm. The actor was praised for his efforts in the superhero film. And that means a lot to him. Now the actor reportedly wants to do a comedy. He wants to take a break from […]

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Article

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 […]

Turkey’s concept of state as role model for Arab world

By The Frontier Post | March 4, 2018

Rabee Al-Hafidh The Middle East of today is being pulled in opposite directions by two forces vying to d-efine the sociopolitical identities of its communities. The first is the state with its central powers and institutions, and the second is represented by a myriad of fractured groups, or militias, that do not fall under any […]

Hats off to the honorable SC

By The Frontier Post | March 3, 2018

Syed Abdul Rasool Shah Hats off to the honorable chief justice of Pakistan and his team for giving a landmark verdict that is, for sure, going to alter the political landscape of the country for good. In a historic short order, he alongside four other respected members of the jury after hearing the petition challenging […]

Emmanuel Macron en route to new policy on Islam?

By The Frontier Post | March 2, 2018

Dr. Farid Hafez While most Weste-rn liberals continue to claim French President Emman-uel Macron as their champion, the realpolitik be-hind his rhetoric is far more worrisome than one might assume. In contrast to Donald Trump, whose lies have continuously been identified, Macron is much more successful in masquerading the reality of his politics behind a […]

Why Palestinians should focus on a one-state solution

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

Ahsan I. Butt Is the idea that Pal-estinians can gain full citizenship rights within Israel any more idealistic or unlikely than Palest-inians managing to force Israel to cede territory? Recently, Palestinians seem to have become increasingly interested in the idea of a “one-state” solution. Rather than fighting for an independent country, this strategy calls for […]

Heating up the LoC – Lest it get out of hand

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2018

Ehtisham Amir An old quote reads, “a lie gets half way around world while the truth is still tying its laces”. So true it is. And this adage is applicable in all spheres of life with equal ease. Be it our mundane human activity or be the highest form of statecraft. Goebbels is credited or […]

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Editorial

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 […]

Active taxpayers

By The Frontier Post | March 4, 2018

Instead of broadening the extremely narrow tax base, the government lost over 131000 active taxpayers as only 1.261 million people and companies filed their annual income tax returns.  A 10 percent reduction in the tax base during the fifth year of PML-N government underline the need for a serious review of tax and administrative policies […]

Inefficiencies of education system

By The Frontier Post | March 3, 2018

Speaking to a delegation form Pakistan Alliance for Math and Science (PAMS) advocates, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that promotion of advanced knowledge of Math and Science are integral to country’s future but the present education system is nor adequately delivering the skills to the students. PAMS asked the government to improve the state […]

Hinting at shifts in foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | March 2, 2018

Spokesperson of foreign office Dr. Muhammad Faisal has said that National Security committee has directed for changes in the foreign policy which envisages closer and strong relations with countries of this region. He said although Pakistan came into the grey list of FATF but there are no chances of coming on to black-list of this […]

Afghan leadership realism

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

A the opening session of 25 countries Peace Conference in Afghanistan Capital Kabul, President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of Taliban as  legitimate political group as a part of political process that could lead to talks aimed ending more than 16 years of war. He also showed willingness for opening of Taliban office. It is positive […]

Liza Curtis visit

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2018

The ruptures in the Pak-US relations appear to be widening instead of mending despite the interactions between the two countries at different levels. The interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal recently visited the United States and held discussions with Deputy Secretary of State Jhon Sullivan on improving bilateral relations. He also met with US Senators and members […]

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