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Shebaz dispels NRO rumors, calls for parliamentary commission over rigging

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday categorically dispelled rumors of another NRO while calling for negotiations for solving political disputes. He was talking to media outside Adiala Jail. “Neither anyone yearns for NRO nor anyone is willing to give one”, Sharif told reporters. Sharif Jr demanded to constitute […]

Interior Ministry blacklists Ishaq Dar, blocks passport

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The Ministry of Interior on Thursday while blacklisting former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ishaq Dar blocked his passport. Sources privy to the National Accontability Bureau (NAB) said that Ishaq Dar’s name was included in the blacklist on the request of the anti-graft watchdog, while his passport was also […]

Apex court to protect rights of transgenders, says chief justice

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday said the Supreme Court would fully protect the rights of transgenders. “Transgenders are victim of social issues and they are not treated graciously,” he said while addressing a seminar about protection of transgenders’ rights. He said trangenders enjoy rights of normal people. “They are already given […]

GDA announces to support PTI, be part of opposition in Sindh Assembly

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) has announced to support the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the National Assembly, and be part of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly. PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi made the announcement after meeting GDA chief Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi at the Kingri House in Karachi. PTI leader […]

Captain Safdar shifted to PIMS after health complication

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Captain (Retd) Safdar, the son-in-law of former premier, Nawaz Sharif, was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from the Adiala Jail on Thursday. The former lawmaker, who is suffering from a stomach ulcer, was rushed to the health facility amid a tight surveillance after his medical condition deteriorated. Captain Safdar […]

Terrorists involved in attack on Akram Durrani arrested

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Terrorists involved in attack in attack on former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s chief minister (CM) Akram Khan Durrani has on Thursday been arrested by Special Police Bannu. As per details garnered, alleged terrorists identified as Siddique Ullah and Qadar Ayaz were nabbed on a tip-off. Both alleged terrorists belong to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Akhtar […]

Global

Bangladesh student protest spurs warning against opposition meddling

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

DHAKA (AFP): A massive student protest in Bangladesh triggered by the death of two teenagers run down by a speeding bus in the capital has worried the government ahead of a general election and prompted a warning against opposition meddling. Traffic in heavily congested Dhaka has been paralysed and 317 vehicles set ablaze in protests […]

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Family separations a ‘low point,’ media not the enemy: Ivanka Trump

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP): Ivanka Trump distanced herself Thursday from some of her father’s most controversial policies and strident rhetoric, saying she is “vehemently against” family separations and that journalists are not the enemy. Speaking publicly for the first time since she shuttered her eponymous fashion brand last week, the first daughter and senior advisor to President […]

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BJP MP says Sidhu’s decision to visit Pakistan ‘treacherous’

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

NEW DELHI (AFP): Indian Cabinet Minister Navjot Sigh Sidhu expressed his wish to visit Pakistan and attend swearing-in ceremony of prime minister in-waiting Imran Khan and it’s not going well with leaders belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party. In a critical response, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy criticised Sidhu for accepting [the invitation for Imran’s oath ceremony], […]

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Assad regime sets sights on Syria’s Turkmen Mountain

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk IDLIB: With the aim of attacking Turkmen Mountain, the Assad regime and Iranian-backed militia groups have continued to deploy forces in northern areas of Syria’s Latakia province, which falls within a network of de-escalation zones. According to opposition sources, the regime and its allies are preparing for a major assault on Turkmen Mountain […]

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US seeks ‘clarification’ of controversial Israel law

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: The U.S. administration has asked the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “clarification” of a controversial “Jewish Nation-State” law, Israel’s Channel 10 reported on Thursday. Approved last month by the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), the new legislation describes Israel as “the nation-state of the Jewish people” — a designation that has […]

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US senators introduce bill with new Russia sanctions

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill on Thursday that they said would raise pressure on Russia in response to Moscow’s interference in U.S. elections, as well as its activities in Syria and aggression in Crimea. “The current sanctions regime has failed to deter Russia from meddling in the upcoming 2018 midterm […]

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Pakistan

Govt asked to lift trade ban with Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2018

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: The traders’ communities demanded of the government to lift ban on trading with Afghanistan and allow traders of both sides to exchange their goods. The demand was made during a meeting of traders held at a local hotel here with president of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI) Ghazanfar […]

Saqib Nisar reviews issues of Mangla Power House

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2018

F.P. Report JHELUM: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday toured Magla Dam along with a delegation of Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and reviewed all the issues of Mangla Power House. Relevant officials gave him detailed briefing on Magla Dam and the power house during his brief stay at Wapda Rest […]

FC personnel kill terrorist in Balochistan raid

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA : The Frontier Corps on Sunday carried out a raid under operation Radd-ul-Fasaad in Gani Pera area of Mach in Balochistan. A terrorist of a banned outfit was killed in exchange of fire while a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the area. The confiscated arms include four SMGs, […]

Punjab govt to nip nepotism, corruption in the bud: CM Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday said that the only agenda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is public service. Talking to Chief Sectary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar who called on him here today, the chief minister said that the Punjab government is adopting policies that ensure good governance, transparency and cost-effective […]

PM, SC Dams Fund receives Rs 6.4 bln

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister and Chief Justice of Pakistan Dams Fund received total Rs 6.4 billion so far. The countrywide contribution to the fund stood at Rs 5.93 billion while Rs 487.14 million was transferred from abroad, according to an update issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The fund witnessed a […]

Crackdown against tax-defaulting vehicles across Sindh from Monday

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh government is launching a campaign to crack down against vehicles defaulting on taxes from Monday, October 22. According to Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukesh Kumar Chawla the Sindh Excise and Taxation Department will launch a road-checking campaign across the Sindh province from […]

Afghanistan

Explosion at mosque kills 13, injures 31 in eastern Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Spokesperson of Khost Police Chief, Basir Bina has confirmed that as many as 13 people were killed and 31 others were injured in an explosion at mosque in the Khost province of Afghanistan on Sunday. He added that after the afternoon prayers the people were gathered in the mosque which was also being […]

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At least 38 gunmen killed in Zabul operation

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk ZABUL: Provincial governor’s spokesman, Islam Sayal told Afghan media that at least 38 insurgents were killed in a military operation carried out by Afghan forces in Zabul province of Afghanistan on Sunday. He added that the military operation is still ongoing in the province and claiming that at least 30 militants were injured […]

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Gunmen kidnap six Indians in Baghlan

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk BAGHLAN: At least six Indian nationals have been abducted by unidentified gunmen in Baghlan province of Afghanistan on early Sunday morning. The local officials told Afghan media outlet that six Indian nationals and one Afghan employee have been abducted in Bagh-e-Shamal village, of the Pul-e-Khomre city capital of Baghlan province. The officials added […]

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ISIS intruding into Afghanistan via Iran, claims Hekmatyar

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbudddin Hekmatyar claims that the foreign militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are intruding into Afghanistan via Iran. He made the remarks while speaking during a gathering in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan. Hekmatyar said there are three types of militants […]

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Militants among more than 50 dead, wounded

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

  Monitoring Desk KABUL:  More than 50 people including security men, anti-government gunmen and civilians were killed and wounded during separate incidents of violence in Ghazni province, officials said Saturday. Security forces conducted ground and aerial raids on Ghazni-Paktika highway, Andar district and outskirts of Ghazni city over the past 24 hours, killing 31 anti-government […]

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Fuel, gold prices up in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUl: The prices of fuel and Russian gold have increased while that of essential items remains unchanged during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday. Abdul Hadi, a worker in Wazirabad Fuel Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one liter of diesel increased from 44 Afghanis […]

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Business

Oil prices fall, as Russia hints to increase production

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2018

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Oil prices eased on Friday as Russia hinted it may gradually increase output, after having withheld supplies in concert with producer cartel OPEC since 2017. Brent crude futures were at $78.69 per barrel at 0208 GMT, down 10 cents from their last close, and more than 2.2 percent below the $80.50 November 2014 high […]

Dollar climbs to Rs118.7 in open market

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan’s stipulation for submission of identification proof before buying and selling of foreign currency more than $500 has caused dollar supply in the kerb market to have decreased by half. Earlier in the week, SBP via a circular had directed “to further strengthen the AML/CFT regime for Exchange Companies, […]

McDonald’s under pressure to scrap plastic straws

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): McDonald’s is to face a vote by shareholders about its use of plastic straws at its annual meeting on Thursday. A small shareholder is pressing the fast food giant to demonstrate “leadership in the elimination of plastic straws”. Keith Schnip wants the company to report on the risks to the business of […]

Deutsche Bank to cut more than 7,000 jobs

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Deutsche Bank has said it will cut more than 7,000 jobs as Germany’s biggest lender attempts to return to profit. The bank said it would reduce global staffing levels from just over 97,000 to “well below 90,000”. Following a review of the business, the number of jobs in Deutsche’s equities sales and […]

UK set to demand EU repayment in Brexit satellite row: reports

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2018

F.P. Report LONDON: Britain was on Thursday set to demand the European Union repay £1 billion ($1.34 billion, 1.14 billion euros) if it is excluded from the Galileo satellite project post-Brexit, according to newspaper reports. Britain’s Department for Exiting for the European Union was expected Thursday to release a report on the satellite navigation project, […]

European equities mostly rise on bargain hunting

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Most European stock markets rose Thursday as investors fished for bargains, but London fell on the strong pound, dealers said. In midday deals, Paris climbed 0.5 percent and Frankfurt won 0.2 percent, but gains were capped by news that the US government was considering huge tariffs on vehicle imports. The region’s bourses […]

Sports

Moody expects Rashid to make big impact

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: “Unique” Afghan leg spinner Rashid Khan will have a major impact on this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Sunrises Hyderabad franchise, coach Tom Moody has predicted. Rashid has made rapid strides since making his international debut in October 2015 as a 17-year-old, in February becoming the youngest to top the […]

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Indian police crackdown on IPL gambling rackets

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested three men suspected of placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches as authorities crack down on gambling rackets that emerge around the billion-dollar franchise every year. The trio were accused of running an online betting syndicate from a residence in New Delhi. Nearly all gambling […]

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Novak Djokovic wins at Monte Carlo

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MONACO: After easing into the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday, a relieved Novak Djokovic said his troublesome right elbow no longer bothers him. Djokovic beat Serbian countryman Dusan Lajovic 6-0, 6-1. He won on his first match point, whipped off his hat, tilted his head back, and raised his […]

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FIFA probes Russia over racist chants

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against World Cup hosts Russia over monkey chants heard during a friendly international against France, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele were allegedly targeted by racist chanting during the match in Saint Petersburg last month. “We have […]

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Pakistan hockey squad announced

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A nine member Pakistan team along with four standbys has been announced for the Asian hockey qualifiers for the Youth Olympics to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from April 25-29. It is pertinent to mention that the hockey event of the Youth Olympics is played on 5-a-side format. The selected players comprising […]

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Pakistan to host first Asian Tour golf event in 11 years

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan will host its first golf tournament with the Asian Tour in 11 years, organizers announced Tuesday, as international sports gradually returns to a terror-hit country where security has improved. The Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship is set to tee off from July 24 to 27 in Karachi, attracting a […]

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