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Nine nominations filed for FATA seats so far: ECP

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Sunday said nine candidates had filed their nomination papers so far with the returning officer for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)’s Senate seats. According to ECP, the last date for filing of nomination papers from FATA is February 12. The five candidates had filed their nomination papers […]

Rabita Committee sacks Dr Farooq Sattar as MQMP convener

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Coordination committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) has sacked Dr Farooq Sattar as convener of the political party on Sunday, a day after the rift was reported to have been resolved. Convener Kanwar Naveed Jamil addressed the media today in the metropolis and announced that Dr Sattar was relieved of his […]

Asma Jahangir dies at 66

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior Lawyer and leading human rights activist Asma Jahangir passed away after suffering from a brain hemorrhage in Lahore on Sunday. Spokesperson of Asman told media that she was taken to a private hospital on Ferozepur Road on Saturday night where she passed away on Sunday. Funeral prayer of Asma Jahangir will […]

Sattar slams ‘conspiracy to seize control’ of MQM-Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar has claimed that an ongoing rift within the party ranks was over MQM-P’s leadership. A dispute between the PIB Colony and Bahadurabad factions had emerged on February 6 after both parties had taken different positions on the nominations of party members for […]

Imran invites Nisar to join PTI fold

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday invited former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to join his party’s fold. In his informal conversation with newsmen here, Khan said it would be better if Nisar joins Tehreek-e-Insaf, promising his support to the former interior minister even he chooses to contest the […]

SC orders to remove all blockades in Lahore, Jati Umra

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has on Sunday ordered to remove all blockades outside Jati Umra, Governor House, IG Office, Model Town and other places across the city. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that security should be provided to the concerned persons, but the court cannot allow government to block […]

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Sudan’s warring parties claim cease-fire breaches

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2017

Monitoring Desk ADDIS ABABA: Just hours after the latest cease-fire came into operation in South Sudan, both sides in the civil war on Monday accused the other of breaching the deal. The government and opposition both issued statements claiming the other side had attacked their forces in Koch county, Northern Liech state, on Monday. Representatives […]

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Turkey’s upcoming operation in Syria to extend beyond Afrin

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2017

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: As Turkey continues its preparations for the upcoming Afrin operation, the cross-border campaign is said to extend beyond the central northwestern Syrian region, clearing 170-kilometer strip of land from Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists. The operation, which will be carried out in partnership with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) will begin west […]

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Iran confirms upholding death sentence for academic over spying

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2017

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against a Sweden-based Iranian academic convicted of spying for Israel, the Tehran prosecutor was quoted as saying on Monday, confirming reports by Amnesty International and his family. Ahmadreza Djalali, a medical doctor and lecturer at the Karolinska Institute, a Stockholm medical university, was accused […]

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Israel to build 300,000 settlement units in Jerusalem

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2017

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction Yoav Galant has launched a campaign to promote the construction of 300,000 settlement units in East Jerusalem, according to Israeli media. Israeli Channel 10 said the planned construction was part of the so-called Israeli “Greater Jerusalem” bill, which aims at annexing settlements built on lands sought […]

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Christmas celebrated in Holy Land amid Jerusalem tensions

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2017

Monitoring Desk GAZA: Palestinian scouts played drums and bagpipes as Christmas celebrations began in Bethlehem on Sunday, but many tourists stayed away with tensions still simmering following Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The controversial Dec. 6 announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed demonstrations and clashes, including in the Israeli-occupied West Bank […]

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France deploys 100,000 troops

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2017

Monitoring Desk PARIS: The French government will deploy nearly 100,000 security personnel for Christmas as the extremist threat remains high, the French Interior Ministry said in a statement. “To ensure the security on December 24-25, 54,000 police officers, 36,000 gendarmes, and 7,000 soldiers of Operation Sentinel, a total of 97,000, will be mobilized throughout the […]

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Punjab announces summer vacations from May 17

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Government of Punjab has announced summer vacations in the province from May 17, the provincial education minister said Thursday. Educational institutes will reopen on August 10, Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood said, while speaking to newsmen here. Mashhood said that vacations have been announced early in view of the holy month […]

What has NAB chairman done that is wrong: Kaira

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former information minister Qamar Zaman Kaira reacting to Nawaz Sharif’s press conference questioned what ‘sin’ had been committed by the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). In a press conference on Thursday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif demanded that NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal […]

Punjab CM says not intimidated by ‘invisible forces’

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

F.P. Report JHELUM: Adopting quite parallel stance to his brother Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president and Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday asserted that neither there was any ‘invisible force’ nor was he intimidated. Punjab CM apprised National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to work under its jurisdiction. As per details garnered, […]

Stalemate persists as PkAMP, JUI oppose FATA merger with KPK

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In another attempt to stall merger of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Achakzai and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) Fazal-ur-Rehman on Thursday once again opposed the way FATA was planned to be merged with KPK. As per details garnered, the second session on […]

Bilawal demands probe into attack on Ahsan Iqbal

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said that his party was against terrorism and demanded a detailed probe into the failed assassination attempt. Talking to media after inquiring about the health of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal in Services Hospital, he expressed solidarity with the federal minister and said […]

Govt continues with anti-labour policy: Raza Rabbani

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The PIA management in particular its CEO have not reconciled to the result of the referendum held recently. It will be recalled that immediately after the combined opposition led by Peoples Unity won the referendum, the CEO called the Rangers to the Head Office. Now in an attempt to discourage the newly […]

Afghanistan

4 dead, 23 wounded in traffic accidents

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

PUL-I-KHUMRI/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least four individuals have been killed and 23 others wounded in three separate traffic accidents in northern Baghlan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Saturday. Faryab Traffic Management head Karimullah said five people were injured on Friday when a car bumped into two vehicles parked in the Chahar Samawar Square area of […]

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Afghan forces seize 1,400 kgs of Ammonium Nitrate from Torkham-Jalalabad highway

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

JALALABAD (NNI): The Afghan national defense and security forces have seized around one thousand and four hundred kilograms of Ammonium Nitrate from the main highway between Torkham and Jalalabad city. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the chemicals were placed inside a lorry and the militants were looking to transport it to an unknown location […]

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Ghani orders sweeping changes to Kabul Police

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KABUL (TOLONews): Afghan Ministry of Interior Spokesman Najib Danish on Tuesday said that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for broad changes to be brought to the Kabul police structures. In a statement, Danish said, “Based on the President’s orders, all officers at Police District level, in the capital, will be rotated out to provinces.” […]

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Afghan, Indian FMs call for effective anti-terror cooperation

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KABUL (AFP): Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Tuesday spoke to his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj discussed bilateral issues, including holding the meeting of Afghanistan-India Strategic Partnership Council and Afghanistan-India Air Corridor. The Afghan Foreign Ministry said the two sides also spoke extensively about trilateral meetings of Afghanistan, India and the U.S., as well as […]

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Civilian deaths in Afghan war record high, says UN

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KABUL (AFP): The people of war-torn Afghanistan continue to bear the brunt of the grinding conflict with civilian deaths at their worst since records began, the United Nations said on Monday. In the first half of the year, 1,662 civilians were killed and more than 3,500 injured with deaths in the capital Kabul accounting for […]

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Dostum plane stopped from landing in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan — During nearly two months of de facto exile in Turkey, Afghanistan’s embattled vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, hastily formed a new coalition of the discontented. On Monday, he tried to return to Afghanistan, to add to the woes of his own struggling president. But as hundreds of supporters waited late into […]

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