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PPP refuses to support Shehbaz Sharif in PM elections

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has refused to vote Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) candidate Shehbaz Sharif in prime minister (PM) elections which will be held on Friday. While talking to private news channel PPP leader Chaudhry Manzoor said that PPP has taken the decision not to support PML-N in national assembly and the […]

PTI’s Mehmood Khan elected as CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) nominee, Mehmood Khan was elected as the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday. Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Mushtaq Ghani announced the official result after the lawmakers exercise their right of vote for the CM of the province. Mehmood, a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, bagged 77 votes against his […]

PTI’s Asad Qaisar elected as 15th speaker of National Assembly

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) nominee, Asad Qaiser has been elected as 15th Speaker of the National Assembly after defeating Syed Khursheed Shah on Wednesday. PTI’s Asaid Qaiser secured 176 votes while Pakistan People Party’s Khursheed Shah got 146 votes. The outgoing NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq announced that a total of 330 votes were […]

Kashmiris observe Black Day on India’s Independence Day

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Kashmiris in all over the world observing Black Day on India’s 71st Independence Day on Wednesday (today) with the aim to convey the message to the world that India is still continue its illegal occupation on their homeland. The Kashmir Media Service reported that the Black Day is being marked by a […]

MPAs-elect take oath in inaugural session of Punjab Assembly

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The newly elected members of Punjab Assembly took oath in the inaugural session on Wednesday. Former Speaker Punjab Assembly, Rana Muhammad Iqbal, administered the oath to the lawmakers-elect. Interestingly, the former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar did not show up before the house. Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be elected from within the […]

Corruption cases: Nawaz appears before accountability court

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday was presented before an accountability court in Islamabad for the hearings of two remaining corruption references against him and his family. Accountability court II Judge Arshad Malik is hearing the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references. The judge has also summoned prosecution’s star witness Wajid […]

Global

Smoke clouds Portugal beaches as fires rage

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

MONCHIQUE (AFP): Smoke from raging wildfires billowed above popular tourist beaches in Portugal’s Algarve Thursday after authorities ordered a fresh wave of urgent evacuations as the flames drew closer to a historic town in the region. Ferocious fires have blazed for a week in southern Portugal stoked by sweltering temperatures and strong winds, injuring dozens […]

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Biti in custody

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

HARARE (Reuters): Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyers said. Police in Zimbabwe were looking for Biti and eight other opposition figures for allegedly fomenting violence following a disputed national election in which President […]

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Israel rejects EU plan to link Gaza and West Bank

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: An Israeli minister said his government has rejected an EU plan to link the Gaza Strip with the West Bank, according to Israeli media on Wednesday. “I made it clear that Gaza will not be linked to Judea and Samaria (the Jewish designation of the West Bank),” Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz told […]

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Putin offered Trump a number of arms control initiatives at summit

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (TASS): Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his US counterpart Donald Trump at the July 16 summit in Helsinki with a number of particular initiatives on arms control, including prohibiting weapons in space, Politico wrote on Tuesday citing a leaked Russian document. According to the report, the Russian document with the header “Dialogue on the […]

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Rouhani: Tehran determined to deepen ties with Pyongyang

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik): Tehran favors the establishment of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and wants to deepen its ties with Pyongyang, along with other international partners, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday. “Tehran is willing to develop and deepen international relations and cooperation in all fields, including with Pyongyang… Iran and North Korea have […]

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Italy to defend interests on budget: PM

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

ROME (Reuters): Italy will negotiate with the European Commission over next year’s budget, defending its interests but not be “foolish” in its demands, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday. “We will negotiate with the European Commission with a serious, reasonable and courageous programme that will protect our interests,” Conte told a news conference. “We […]

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Pakistan

Founder of Suba Hazara Tehreek dies at 82

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Bilal Baseer Abbasi ABBOTTABAD: Former senior minister of NWFP and founder of the Suba Hazara Tehreek, Sardar Haider Zaman, passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. As per details, Baba Haider Zaman, 82, had been admitted in a hospital in Islamabad due to his deteriorating health. He was born in 1936 in Galiyat, Abbottabad […]

Massive fire erupts in PID building in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A massive fire broke out in the Press Information Department (PID), in Islamabad on Wednesday. According to private news channel report, four fire tenders are busy extinguishing the fire. A large number of people trapped inside the building have been rescued. The fire has reportedly engulfed all three floors of the building […]

USC employees protest in Islamabad enters third day

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Employees of Utility Stores Corporation (USC) continued their sit-in protest against proposed privatization of the corporation on third day at D-Chowk in the federal capital on Wednesday. The protesters said that they will not call off the sit-in until the authorities concerned fulfill their demands. The USC employees demanded to withdraw the […]

Four workers shot dead in N-Waziristan

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: As many as four employees of Oil and Gas Company were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in North Waziristan on Tuesday night. According to reports, some unidentified gunmen kidnapped four employees of Maripur Oil and Gas Company when they were on the way to their office later their bullet-riddled bodies were found […]

Accountability court adjourns hearing of Ishaq Dar corruption reference till Nov 5

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Wednesday, hearing corruption reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar has adjourned the hearing till November 5. According to details, the accountability court started hearing of the reference filed by National Accountability Bureau here in the federal capital [Islamabad] today. During the hearing, the lawyer of accused Saeed […]

Bench in Musharraf treason case dissolved

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court (LHC) bench hearing treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has once again dissolved on Wednesday. The bench was dissolved after the retirement of Yawar Ali as LHC Chief Justice and he was heading the three-member bench that also included Justice Mazhar Akbar and Justice Tahira Safdar. […]

Afghanistan

Fair elections to make democracy a success

By The Frontier Post | May 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has urged all the Afghans to join hands for ensuring transparent and fair elections in order to make democracy in Afghanistan a success. The president was talking to relatives of those killed in a terrorist attack on a mosque in Yaqubi district on people registering to vote. The president […]

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5 Taliban killed, 7 injured

By The Frontier Post | May 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Five Taliban militants have been killed and seven others wounded during 24 hours of an ongoing clearing operation in Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s spokesman said Friday. Attaullah Khogyani said the joint offensive involved personnel from the national army, police, intelligence and uprising forces. He said some landmines were […]

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Protest as 77 polling stations closed in Paktika

By The Frontier Post | May 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk SHARANA: A number of protesting people on Friday closed the gate of the Independent Election Commission office in southeastern Pakitka province in protest against what they said closure of 77 polling stations in nine districts due to high security threats. Residents of nine districts took part in the protest demonstration in Sharana, the […]

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Clerics say peace only solution of Afghan conflict

By The Frontier Post | May 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Terming peace as the only solution to the Afghan conflict, the clerics of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia said at the end of a conference on Friday that the religious scholars would support the strategy of President Ashraf Ghani for the restoration of peace. The clerics asked the warring sides of the Afghan […]

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At least 12 militants killed in Afghan forces operation in Laghman

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAGHMAN: As many as twelve gunmen were killed in operation jointly conducted by Afghan army Commandos and the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), Special Forces in Laghman province of Afghanistan. The governor office issued a statement in this regard and stated that the operation was conducted late on Wednesday night in […]

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Kabul, Dushanbe confer on anti-terror measures

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar and his Tajik counterpart have agreed on strengthening regional consensus on the fight against terrorism. Saimumin Yatimov, head of Tajikistan’s state committee for national security, arrived in Kabul at the head of a high-level delegation, a statement from the National Security Council said on Thursday. […]

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Business

Oil falls to $75 as OPEC hint to increase production

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil slipped towards $75 a barrel on Wednesday, under pressure from expectations OPEC and its allies will pump more and as Italy’s political crisis increased investors’ aversion to risk. Global benchmark Brent crude has dropped $5 from a 3 1/2-year high of $80.50 a barrel on May 17, after reports that OPEC […]

U.S. trade threats: China vows to protect interests

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China lashed out on Wednesday at renewed threats from the White House on trade, warning that it was ready to fight back if Washington was looking for a trade war, days ahead of a planned visit by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. In an unexpected change in tone, the United States said […]

Petroleum products prices likely to increase for June

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government is likely to increase the price of petroleum products for the month of June 2018. According to reports, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) is all set to send a summary in this regard and it demanded to increase the prices of petroleum products from June 1. Sources told […]

Circular debt reaches Rs573 billion

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD:The Senate special committee on circular debt was apprised by Ministry of Energy (Power Division) the circular debt in the power sector had touched an alarming Rs573 billion. The meeting was presided over by Shibli Faraz, the joint secretary of the power division and was informed from a circular debt of Rs573 billion, […]

First ever national food security policy launched

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan Tuesday launched the first ever National Food Security Policy framework to provide a mechanism to address all four components of food security including food availability, accessibility, utilization and stability. The policy envisages to achieve its objectives through alleviation of poverty, promotion […]

Dixons Carphone to close 92 stores

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

LONDON (BBC News):  Shares in Dixons Carphone have sunk by nearly 20% after it warned of a sharp fall in profits this year. The mobile phone and electrical goods retailer also said it would close 92 of its more than 700 Carphone Warehouse stores this year. It expects pre-tax profits for 2017-18 to be £382m, […]

Sports

England captain Root hints at changes for Pakistan Tests

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2018

BENGALURU (Agencies): England Test captain Joe Root has indicated a few changes in the Test squad for the upcoming two-match series against Pakistan. Root has completed a little over a year in his captaincy role and following the underwhelming results over the last few months, where the Three Lions suffered a 4-0 Ashes defeat against […]

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Sharapova eyes more grand slam glory

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2018

PARIS (Agencies): Maria Sharapova will not settle for lower-tier titles after making her comeback last year and the former world number one is determined to add to her five grand slam crowns. The 31-year-old Russian returned from a 15-month doping ban at the Stuttgart Grand Prix last April and Sharapova has since won one title, […]

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FIFA planning special meeting to discuss new competitions

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2018

ZURICH (Agencies): FIFA will hold a special meeting to discuss ambitious plans for a revamped version of the Club World Cup and a new global Nations League competition, soccer’s world governing body said on Monday. FIFA did not, however, comment on a BBC report that the meeting would take place in May and that the […]

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Pakistan, India 2019 World Cup match dates confirmed

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The marquee clash of the 2019 World Cup between Pakistan and India will take place on June 16 in Manchester, sources have confirmed. The match between the arch-rivals is considered to be the best during any tournament and the International Cricket Council (ICC) mostly pits them together in any tournament. Case in […]

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Darren Sammy to attend Zalmi Excellence Awards in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi, Javed Afridi has announced that Captain of Peshawar Zalmi, Darren Sammy will be returning to Pakistan to attend the Zalmi Annual Excellence Awards, on Tuesday. Afridi shared the news on twitter that Khpal captain Darren Sammy will attend the Zalmi Annual Excellence Awards which is scheduled to be […]

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PHF calls 41 junior players for camp

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Monday announced the names of forty-one junior players for attending a physical conditioning training camp from April 16 at Islamabad. “The main emphasis during the camp will be on enhancing physical conditioning of junior players for their selection in the teams for abroad tour in near future […]

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