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PML-N’s Asad Ashraf wins Senate by-poll in Punjab

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The independent candidate supported by ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Dr Asad Ashraf won the Senate by-poll over the Punjab seat that was vacated after dismissal of Nehal Hashmi. Ashraf took 298 votes in Punjab Assembly and easily defeated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Zarqa Taimur who only managed to get […]

Five more witnesses testify against Nawaz in corruption cases

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

Tariq Ullah Wardag ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing a NAB reference against Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar in Islamabad has adjourned till tomorrow. The accountability court conducting corruption proceedings against Nawaz Sharif in the supplementary Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment Ltd references. During the hearing, five more witnesses […]

Indian forces martyr 15 Kashmiris in February

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: As many as 15 Kashmiri including a young and girl were martyred by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir during the month of February. The Kashmir Media Service reported on Thursday that according to it, one youth was also martyred in custody of the Indian occupied forces. The report added that at least 57 […]

Zainab murder case: JIT dismisses all claims of anchor Shahid Masood

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The joint investigation team (JIT) has dismissed all the claims of TV anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood in Zainab Murder case and submitted its report in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The JIT was investigating the claims of anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood regarding Zainab murder case convict which was constituted by Supreme Court. […]

Two Pakistani soldiers martyred in Indian firing at LoC

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that two Pakistani soldiers were martyred on Wednesday after Indian forces opened unprovoked fire across the Line of Control (LoC). ISPR said that the Indian forces started unprovoked firing in the Bhimber sector of the LoC. The martyred soldiers were identified as Sipahi Munir Chauhan […]

IK: No such thing as lifetime founder in any political party

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Imran Khan said on Wednesday that there is no such thing as lifetime founder or ‘quaid’ in any other political party, criticizing the decision of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to elect Nawaz Sharif on this position. He said, “Nothing like lifetime quaid (founder) in any party.” Nawaz Sharif was picked as PML-N […]

Global

Russia offers platform for direct Afghan-Taliban talks

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia is ready to provide a platform for direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, according to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. In a written statement, the ministry said Russia was strongly in favor of the commencement of direct negotiations between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban in order […]

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Israel banning reconstruction work at Al-Aqsa: Official

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: The Israeli authorities have warned officials at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque against undertaking any restoration work inside the flashpoint mosque compound, a Palestinian official said Tuesday. “Israeli police forced their way into the office of the Al-Aqsa reconstruction committee and warned engineers against carrying out any mosaic work or restoring the Dome of […]

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Turkey to ‘destroy’ terror nests in Syria’

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey will “destroy” all terror nests in Syria, one by one, starting with Afrin and Manbij regions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. Addressing his Justice and Development (AK) Party’s parliamentary group meeting in capital Ankara, Erdogan said: “In a short span of time, we will destroy all terror nests, one […]

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Iran slams US plan for ‘border force’ in Syria

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Iran on Tuesday criticized U.S. plans to draw up a “border security force” inside Syria, describing the move as “interference in another country’s domestic affairs”. On Sunday, U.S.-led coalition spokesman Ryan Dillon announced plans to establish a 30,000-strong border security force in Syria in tandem with the SDF — a U.S.-backed group […]

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Several’ feared killed, abducted in Boko Haram raid

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAGOS: Several people and animals were killed and many houses razed early Tuesday during a Boko Haram attack in a town in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa — one of the three states worst hit by the insurgents so far–, according to a federal lawmaker. Speaking to Anadolu Agency by phone, lawmaker […]

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UAE responds to UN over Qatar airspace violation claims

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk DOHA: The United Ar-ab Emirates (UAE) on Tue-sday announced it had submitted a formal response to the UN Security Council (U-NSC) over allegations by Do-ha that it violated Qatari airspace last month, the UAE’s official WAM news agency said. “The UAE’s permanent m-ission to the UN in New York has delivered the state’s […]

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Pakistan

PTI rejects PPP’s nominees for caretaker premier

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday dismissed names tabled by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of caretaker premier. As per details garnered, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry held a presser here in federal capital today stating that party’s top brass had unanimously rejected the names proposed by Zardari-led PPP for caretaker prime […]

Will relinquish politics if Khan implement 100-day plan: Khursheed Shah

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah on Monday challenged Imran Khan that former would relinquish politics if latter fulfils his 100-day plan. While dispelling the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) 100-day plan, Shah termed it an attempt for pre-poll rigging. “Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) bill is being tabled in […]

Talal requests SC to drop contempt charges

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry’s lawyer on Monday once again pleaded with the Supreme Court to observe restraint and drop contempt charges against his client. A bench of the apex court was hearing a contempt of court case against the PML-N leader for criticizing the judiciary. His lawyer argued that […]

Water Commission bars DHA from new constructions

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Supreme Court-mandated water commission, on Monday, forbade Defense Housing Authority (DHA) from further constructions in the area unless it provides due water facilities to the residents. During case hearing of water supply and drainage in Sindh, the water commission, headed by Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, asked DHA to first cater […]

Sixty-four, mostly women have died of heatstrokein two days, says Edhi

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: At least sixty-four people majority of them were women have died in Karachi due to heatstroke and heat fatigues since Saturday evening, confirmed Fasial Edhi.  These 64 bodies were received on just 02 Edhi mortuaries- Korangi and Sohrab Goth. Number of deaths can be higher, Edhi told Mainly hot and dry weather […]

IHC stops session court from defamation proceedings against Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court has stopped the Sessions Court from conducting defamation proceedings against Imran Khan on the request of Ali Mustafa Dar, son of former finance minister Ishaq Dar. Babar Awan presented the PTI chief Imran Khan in the IHC and the case was heard by Justice Gul Hasan Aurangzeb. Babar Awan […]

Afghanistan

Taliban likely to launch operation against IS in Qoshtipa

By The Frontier Post | September 24, 2017

Monitoring Desk SHEBERGHAN: The Taliban fighters were planning and likely to start operation against the Islamic State or Daesh in Qoshtipa district of Jawzjan province. Qoshtipa District governor, Aminullah Amin told media that, the clashes between the Taliban and Daesh in Khanqah area were started Friday and came to an end in the evening of […]

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Taliban attack kills five policemen in eastern Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2017

GHAZNI (AFP): Five policemen were killed and eight others injured after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan Friday night, Chinese media reported, citing a police official. “Over 100 armed militants attacked three police checkpoints in Dasht-e-Qarabagh locality overnight, sparking a heavy clash, which [was] repelled by police forces. But the […]

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Five policemen killed in Zabul attack

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2017

Monitoring Desk KALAT: At least five police officials were killed and another was injured in Taliban attack of forces in Zabul province on Wednesday night. The local security official told media that Taliban fighters attacked a police checkpoint in the Kalat city, the provincial capital Zabul province in which five policemen dead and one was […]

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Hekmatyar declares presence of foreign forces reason behind instability in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2017

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Chief of Hizb-e-Islami, Gulbadin Hekmatyar has opposed the foreign forces stay in Afghanistan and declared it a major reason behind the insecurity in the country This he said while addressing to press conference at Heart province of Afghanistan. Hektmatyar it is difficult to restore peace in the presence of foreign forces as […]

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Unknown gunmen attack the vehicle of CID Chief in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The unknown gunmen attacked on the vehicle of Chief of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Kabul city last Wednesday night. General Muhammad Salim Almas, chief of CID escaped the attack and fortunately he was unhurt in the incident, CID officials confirmed after the incident. The CID officials added the gunmen opened fire […]

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Taliban orders to stop mobile phone signals in Kunduz

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2017

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ: The Taliban groups have reportedly blocked the mobile phone network in different districts of Kunduz province which created problems to the local residents in this regard. A resident of Kunduz told local media that Taliban were blocking the mobile signals mostly in the night which was created serious problems to the local […]

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Business

Consumers’ confidence on Pakistan’s economy improves: CC Survey

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: The results of the latest Consumer Confidence Survey, conducted during September 5 to 9, 2017 show that, in general, consumers’ confidence on Pakistan’s economy has increased.  The overall Consumer Confidence Index increased by 5.07 percent compared to the previous survey, held in July 2017. The improvement in consumer confidence is reflected in […]

MCB Bank recognised as “Pakistan’s Best Investment Bank”

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB), one of Pakistan’s largest & most innovative banks, was declared “Pakistan’s Best Investment Bank” at the recently held Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2017 ceremony. The Award was presented to MCB Bank Ltd in recognition of the Bank’s efficiency and focus, handling important deals with a modest and highly […]

SBP keeps policy interest rate unchanged at 5.7 percent

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday announced that following detailed deliberations and taking into consideration the recent developments, the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the policy rate at 5.75%. “Macroeconomic environment remains conducive to growth without impacting headline inflation.  Favorable initial estimates of major crops, a healthy growth […]

Rice export increased to 40% in last two months

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan exported rice worth $ 223.937 million during the first two months of financial year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics share the data. It added that rice exports were increased to 40.36 percent comparing to the last year exports. The exports of basmati rice grew by 10.35 percent and about 59,433 metric tons […]

JS Bank’s Noman Azhar represents Pakistan for the prestigious Hult Prize at the UNHQ

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Noman Azhar, Country Head – Branchless Banking JS Bank has joined Hult Prize Pakistan Board as a Mentor and Advisor. He has been selected for this honorary position due to his vast experience and expertise in the field of Digital Financial Services and his efforts towards creation& promotion of a social and […]

QMobile tributes Misbah-ul-Haq

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In line with its commitments to promote sports in Pakistan and to highlight the services of our legends in International cricket, QMobile hosted a tribute ceremony for Pakistan’s # 1 test skipper ‘Misbah-ul-Haq’ along with the inauguration of  1st Telecom Cup 2017. The event showcased the efforts& contribution of Misbah ul Haq […]

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Sports

Phyllis Francis won World Championship 400m gold

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

Web Desk LONDON: American Phyllis Francis won a surprise World Championships 400 meters gold on Wednesday as Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo inexplicably stumbled when seemingly certain of victory in an extraordinary finale. Francis looked out of the medals with 80 meters to go but maintained her form amid the carnage to post a personal best […]

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Snooker: Another title for Pakistan as both teams qualify for final of World Team Championship

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

Web Desk KARACHI: Two teams from Pakistan have qualified for the final of IBSF World Team Snooker Championship being played at Hurghada, Egypt. Pakistan fielded two teams in the event, Mohammad Sajjad and Asjad Iqbal’s Pakistan 1, while Babar Masih and Mohammad Asif made the team Pakistan 2. Pakistan 1, after beating India 1 in […]

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US sanctions Mexico football captain Marquez for alleged cartel ties

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico’s national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a “front person” for a major drug trafficking organization. Marquez was one of 22 people and 43 entities the US Treasury placed on a sanctions list in relation to a Guadalajara-based drug trafficking […]

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Tennis no. 1 Murray out of Cincinnati with hip injury

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

World number one Andy Murray will miss next week’s ATP Masters Series event in Cincinnati with a nagging hip injury that also forced him out of this week’s Montreal event. The move brings into question Murray’s status for the US Open, which starts August 28 in New York, and even if he is able to […]

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Federer, Nadal stroll in Montreal openers

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

A rejuvenated Roger Federer believes he is still reaping the benefits of his extended break from tennis after a comfortable opening victory at the ATP Montreal Masters gave him his best start to a season since 2006. The Swiss star, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Tuesday, swatted aside Canada’s world number 116 Peter Polansky […]

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Najam Sethi elected as 30th Chairman of PCB

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) elected Najam Sethi as its 30th chairman on Wednesday in a Board of Governors meeting at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. Sethi, who is   heading the successful Pakistan Super League (PSL), was elected unopposed. He is replacing Shaharyar Khan for the position and will serve a […]

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