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PML-N presented people-friendly budget: PM Abbasi

By The Frontier Post | April 28, 2018

F.P. Report HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) presented a “people-friendly budget” and has proven they work for the benefit of the people and not themselves. “PML-N presented its sixth and the best budget in the history of the country,” the premier said while speaking at […]

Two Hazara men shot dead in Quetta attack

By The Frontier Post | April 28, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Two people belonging to the Hazara community were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the provincial capital on Saturday. The assailants opened fire at an electronics shop situated on the Jamaluddin Afghani road and fled the scene of the incident. The two Hazara men were shifted to the hospital and were pronounced […]

COAS Gen Bajwa meets Uzbek President

By The Frontier Post | April 27, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his official visit to Uzbekistan on Friday called on Uzbek President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The Uzbek President appreciated Pakistan’s achievements in fight against terrorism and said that the world needed to recognize Pakistan’s contributions for regional and global peace, a statement issued here […]

Rs 5.5 trillion budget proposals presented in NA

By The Frontier Post | April 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail presented Rs 5.5 trillion budgetary proposals at the National Assembly today (Friday). The federal gross revenue receipts are estimated at 5661 billion rupees as compared to 4992 billion rupees in the outgoing year. This includes FBR s tax estimates of 4435 billion rupees as against revised estimates of […]

OGRA recommends hike in POL prices

By The Frontier Post | April 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has forwarded a summary to finance ministry on Friday recommending Rs 3.22 per litre hike in petrol price. The regulator has recommended the ministry to hike prices of petroleum products for the month of May with an upward revision of petrol price by Rs 3.22/litre and […]

Opposition stages walk-out from budget session in protest

By The Frontier Post | April 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah while addressing the Budget Session chastized the ruling PML-N for trampling upon Nawaz Sharif’s slogan demanding respect for the vote by disrespecting it themselves. He was criticizing the appointment of Miftah Ismail who is not an elected representative as the Federal […]

Global

Yemen missile attack kills 1 in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2018

Mahmut Geldi RIYADH: One person died and two other were injured after Yemen shot ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh late Sunday. According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), media spokesman of Civil Defense in Riyadh, Mohammed Al-Hammadi said that the Saudi air defense shot down seven ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi militia. […]

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Israeli police grill PM over corruption

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2018

Abdel Raouf Arnaout JERUSALEM: Israeli police on Monday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption allegations, according to Israel Radio. Investigators grilled Netanyahu for four hours at his home in West Jerusalem over suspicions that he awarded favors to Israel’s telecom company Bezeq Telecom Israel in return for favorable coverage on the company’s news site. […]

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US expels 60 Russians, closes consulate for British attack

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON: The U.S. retaliated Monday for a chemical attack in the U.K. blamed on Russia by expelling 60 diplomats Washington said were working as intelligence officers, and orders the closure of Moscow’s consulate in Seattle. Those expelled include 48 embassy employees and 12 individuals who were working at the Russian mission to the […]

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45 Russian diplomats expelled across Europe

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON: Fourteen EU member states have expelled dozens of Russian diplomats in an orchestrated reaction Monday, over the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the U.K. At least 45 Russian diplomats have been expelled across Europe so far. “As a direct follow up to last week’s European […]

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64 dead in Russian shopping mall inferno

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters): A total of 64 people some of them children perished in a fire that ravaged a busy shopping mall in an industrial city in Siberia, as rescue teams Monday struggled through piles of charred rubble to recover bodies. Russian television showed images of thick black smoke pouring out of the Winter Cherry shopping […]

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Punish those who still love Pakistan: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

DHAKA (Monitoring Desk): The prime minister of Bangladesh has said that the people of the country need to punish those who still love Pakistan despite living in an independent nation, BD News 24 reports. “The people of Bangladesh must respond to those who have been lost in their love for Pakistan. They must be punished. […]

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Pakistan

Shahid Afridi visits Quetta, meets people injured in Mastung blast

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Former Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi met the people injured in the Mastung suicide explosion and condoled with the families of the victims during a visit to Quetta on Tuesday. Afridi also condoled with the family of Balochistan Awami Party’s martyred leader Nawabzada Siraj Raisani and then went to Combined Military Hospital, Quetta, […]

Govt resolved to hold election in free, fair, transparent manner: Ali Zafar

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Syed Ali Zafar on Tuesday expressed the government’s resolve to hold the upcoming elections on time and in a free, fair and transparent manner. Addressing Lahore High Court Bar Association Rawalpindi Bench here, he said, “The federal and provincial governments will extend […]

Corruption against Nawaz couldn’t be proved: Marriyum Aurangzeb

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokeswoman Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said that not a single penny corruption could be proved against party supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Addressing a press conference at the PML-N’s central secretariat in Model Town on Tuesday, she said that the former prime […]

Zainab’s father approaches political heads against murderer’s mercy appeal

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Muhammad Amin Ansari, the father of seven-year old Zainab who was sexually assaulted and murdered in Kasur earlier this year, has urged the heads of major political parties to request President Mamnoon Hussain to reject an appeal of his daughter’s murderer for clemency. He wrote a letter to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief […]

Ashiana Housing Scam: Fawad Hasan Fawad handed over to NAB for a day

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: An accountability court of Lahore on Tuesday remanded, principal secretary of former two prime ministers, Fawad Hassan Fawad in National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody for a day. The anti-graft watchdog apprehended the senior bureaucrat – accused in various cases – on July 5 and got 14 days remand from the accountability court. […]

Ghulam Ahmed Bilour backtracks from claim “Haroon not killed by Taliban”

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: In a volt-face, Awami National Party (ANP) leader Ghulam Ahmed Bilour remarked “I never said that Taliban did not kill Haroon. I stated that those people, who got most advantage from the killing of Haroon, were involved. I don’t understand as to why we are being targeted.” ANP senior vice president said […]

Afghanistan

Over 2,000 Afghans sent by Iran killed in Syria

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: More than 2,000 Afghans deployed by Iran have been killed fighting in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, an official in the volunteer force told Iranian media. The Fatemiyoun Brigade of Afghan “volunteer” recruits has been fighting in Syria for five years, said Zohair Mojahed, a cultural official in […]

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MoI reacts at Kandahar police chief recent remarks

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan (MoI) officials reacted at the recent remarks of Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq amid a political deadlock betweent the Jamiat-e-Islami chief executive Ata Mohammad Noor and the central govenment. MoI deputy spokesperson Nusrat Rahimi told reporters on Friday that the ministry will take actions against […]

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European Union to assist Afghanistan’s trade

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The European Union in Afghanistan will provide technical and financial support to Afghanistan to improve the country’s trade and exports to world markets. The European Union has helped in preparing national economy policy with Afghan government which will help in expansion of trade ties between Afghanistan and the world, said Maurizio CIAN […]

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Kandahar girls fight challenges to get modern education

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: While facing a variety of challenges and threats, some girls in Kandahar province are managing to gain a modern education in centers of learning. However, in southern parts of the country girls continue to be deprived of education due to some customs and terrorist’s threats. Despite the challenges they face, they are […]

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Commanders among 20 IS fighters dead in Laghman airstrikes

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Afghan defense on Saturday said 20 Islamic State (IS) or Daesh fighters were killed after airstrikes in eastern Laghman province. The airstrikes were conducted in the Kandagal and Noorlam Dara areas of Alingar district yesterday, said Afghan National Army (ANA) 201st Corps in eastern Afghanistan. It said two commanders, Maulvi Turab and […]

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Suicide attack: Death toll rises to 20

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Friday has said that the death toll has increased to 20 in a suicide attack in Kabul’s PD9. The MoI issued a statement in this regard and it added that 30 others were injured in the deadly attack. It further informed that the suicide bomber detonated […]

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Business

Trade bodies, FBR discuss budget proposals

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Office-bearers and representatives of various trade associations met Federal Minister for Revenue, Haroon Akhtar Khan here at FBR House to discuss with him various proposals aimed at further facilitating the business community and boosting government revenues. Those who met the Minister included office-bearers and representatives from the Pakistan Tyres and Tubes Manufacturers […]

China’s smart phone growth on the decline

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2018

BEIJING (BBC): China’s smartphone market has fallen for the first time, with annual shipments down by 4% in 2017, according to data from research firm Canalys. The decline ends eight years’ growth in the world’s largest mobile phone market. Smartphone brands Huawei, Oppo and Vivo continue to dominate the Chinese handset market. Despite the overall […]

Intel, healthcare shares boost lift Wall St. to record

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): The latest round of strong earnings reports, including from Intel and AbbVie, along with continued weakness in the dollar lifted each of the major Wall Street indexes to closing records on Friday. The three main indexes notched their best four-week run since 2016. Intel’s (INTC.O) shares surged as high as $50.15, their […]

SBP raises interest rates after keeping it 5.57 for two-year

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI : The State Bank of Pakistan on Friday raised the policy rate by 25 bps to 6.00 after keeping it 5.75 percent for nearly two years. KARACHI: Monetary Policy Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan had reduced the policy rate by 25 basis points from 6 percent to 5.75 percent – […]

Nepra reduces power rates

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has agreed on slashing per unit power cost by Rs. 2.99. According to a Nepra spokesman, the prices are being brought down under the fuel adjustments for the month of December. He added that the cost of power generation for December was Rs. 5.11 per unit. […]

Chinese team discuss JVs in SEZs under CPEC with ICCI

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A delegation of China’s largest law firm Dacheng Dentons led by Yongqian Xu, Senior Partner visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry to discuss establishment of joint ventures between the Chinese and Pakistani private sectors in Special Economic Zones being set up under CPEC project. Speaking at the occasion, Yonggian Xu said […]

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Sports

EXPO 2K17 begins

By The Frontier Post | December 28, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Opening Ceremony of EXPO 2K17 was held on 26 th December 2017 in UET Peshawar. Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar attended the ceremony and greeted Heads of SRS & participants of Futsal and Basketball. Took a look on the other modules that were being conducted. Then a small cake cutting ceremony was held […]

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Lahore Qalandar appoints Aqib Javed as head coach

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore Qalandar, franchise of Pakistan Super League (PSL) announced former fast bowler Aqib Javed as the new head coach and Fakhar Zaman as the vice captain of the team in the upcoming PSL-3. While talking to media owner of Lahore Qalandars, Rana Fawad announced the new changes in the team and adding […]

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Laiba Ijaz wins first individual gold for KP

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2017

Monitoring Desk PESHAWAR: Promising Laiba Ijaz, the current Under-15 No. 1, clinched first individual gold medal for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games being played here at Mussif Squash Complex, Jinnah Stadium on Tuesday. Laiba Ijaz attributed her gold medal to former World Champion Qamar Zaman, who is running the KP Women Squash […]

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World Hockey XI to tour Pakistan from Jan 18

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2017

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Star-studded World Hockey XI will be touring Pakistan from January 18 to 21 to play a two-match series against Pakistan senior team. This was stated by Pakistan Hockey Federation President Brig (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar while addressing a press conference, along with PHF Secretary Shahbaz Ahmad and Rao Umer Hashim, Group Director, […]

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Semifinals of volleyball event on Thursday

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Semifinals of volleyball event of the 2nd Quaid-e-Azam Inter Provincial Games will be held on Wednesday, while the third position fixture will take place on Thursday. The contests among different outfits began here at Liaquat Gymnasium of Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad on Tuesday. Till filing of this report KP had won its […]

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Green team will miss Junaid, Shinwari during New Zealand tour: Sarfraz

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Sarfraz Ahmed, Captain Pakistan cricket, has said that the green shirt will definitely miss the presence of Junaid Khan and Usman Khan Shinwari during the New Zealand tour as both the fast bowlers were in good forms and would be effective on New Zealand condition. Sarfraz said this while talking to media […]

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