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Modi should know Pakistan’s political parties are united on Kashmir: Zardari

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party President Asif Ali Zardari sent a clear message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Kashmir conference here on Saturday. “Modi should understand that all political forces have the same stance on Kashmir,” Zardari said. The PPP president emphasized that the government’s stance on Kashmir was also […]

No threat to 18th Amendment, says Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

F.P. Report MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that there was no threat to the 18 Amendment, democracy or the constitution in the country. Qureshi’s statement comes as Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders including Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have been critical of the federal government not implementing the 18th Amendment. Bilawal has […]

Court indicts Wasim Akhtar, 20 others in May 12 violence case

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) hearing 12 May, 2007 violence case has handed down an amendment indictment to Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar and 20 others on Saturday. According to reports, an amended charge-sheet was presented before the court by police framing new charges against the accused persons. Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar also appeared […]

Nawaz Sharif will leave the country in Feb, claims Manzoor Ahmad

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Senior leader Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Chaudhry Manzoor has claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif  will leave the country in February as NRO (national reconciliation ordinance) was given to him the corruption cases. He said this while private news channel on Saturday, Manzoor said Nawaz Sharif had got the relief he […]

Khawaja brothers sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An accountability court has sent the senior leader of PML-N and former federal minister, Khawaja Saad Rafique, and his brother Salman Rafique on a 14-day judicial remand to jail in the Paragon Housing case, on Saturday. According to details, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced MNA Saad Rafique and his brother before the […]

PSL 4: Star cricketer AB de Villiers will arrive in Dubai on February 9

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: South Africa’s star cricketer AB De Villiers will land in Dubai on February 9 to participate in the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) confirmed by Aqib Javed on Saturday. AB de Villiers, who is part of the Lahore based franchise will be making his PSL debut this year. He will […]


52% of Israelis want PM to leave if indicted? for graft

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

JERUSALEM (AFP): Half of the Israeli public believes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should resign if the attorney-general recommends that he be indicted for graft, according to results of a new survey released Monday. “Fifty-two percent of the Israeli public (49.5 percent of Jews and 66 percent of Arabs) believe Netanyahu should resign if the attorney-general […]

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Iran looking forward to work closely with PTI govt: Rouhani

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country is looking forward to work closely with the new government in Pakistan to further strengthen bilateral relations. He was talking to Pakistan’s new Ambassador Riffat Masood, who formally presented her credentials to him in Tehran. Referring to cultural, religious and historical affinities and commonalities between […]

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Queen to be evacuated in case of Brexit unrest: Media

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): British officials have revived Cold War emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive departure from the European Union next month, two Sunday newspapers reported. “These emergency evacuation plans have been in existence since the Cold War, but have now been repurposed in […]

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EU ‘trying to start a civil war in Ireland’, Pen claims

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

PARIS (Sputnik): A spate of violence, including a car bombing, plus the discovery of an illegal cache of weapons on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, have raised fears that a hard Brexit agreement could restart old conflicts and threaten the 1998 Good Friday peace treaty between Republicans and Loyalists. Former […]

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Yemen’s warring parties meet on ship to discuss stalled troop withdrawal

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

SANAA (Reuters): Representatives from both sides in the Yemen conflict met on a ship on the Red Sea on Sunday in a U.N.-led push to implement a stalled troop withdrawal from Yemen’s main port of Hodeidah as agreed at December peace talks, a U.N. official told Reuters. The United Nations is overseeing the implementation of […]

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Trump wants to keep US military in Iraq to ‘watch’ Iran

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): During a surprise visit to Iraq late last year, President Donald Trump said that he has “no plans at all” to remove US troops from the Middle Eastern country, stressing his interest in wanting more soldiers deployed there from Syria. He announced the withdrawal of US forces from Syria in December 2018. In […]

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SHC extends Qaim Ali Shah’s interim bail till March 21

By The Frontier Post | February 7, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday extended bail of former Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah until March 21, in a case related to land allotment in Malir. Former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah appeared before the Sindh High Court here today. During hearing of the case, the NAB prosecutor informed […]

PML-Q to get another ministry after agreement with PTI reached

By The Frontier Post | February 7, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday while reaching an agreement, decided to give another ministry to its ally in the province under agreed formula. According to Dunya News sources, the new minister would take oath at Governor House tomorrow (Friday) at 10am and Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar […]

IHC reserves decision on FIA appeal in Mumbai attack case

By The Frontier Post | February 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved its decision on a petition filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) seeking time to present 19 Indian witnesses in the Mumbai attack case. A divisional bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani reserved the judgment after hearing FIA officials’ arguments. […]

Shehbaz chairs PAC session after receiving ‘objection’ from PTI member

By The Frontier Post | February 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament, chaired by Leader of Opposition Shehbaz Sharif, began at the Parliament House here on Thursday. The Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will give briefing to the PAC during the meeting. Shehbaz Sharif, informed the PAC session that he has received […]

Ghulam Ahmad Bilour terms Aleem Khan’s detention fake

By The Frontier Post | February 7, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) senior vice president Ghulam Ahmad Bilour on Thursday has termed arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Aleem Khan as fake and a joke with the nation Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, Bilour said that altering 18th amendment will be unfair with the country. The government lacks […]

Court adjourns hearing of corruption case against Dr Asim till Feb 14

By The Frontier Post | February 7, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: An accountability court of Karachi on Thursday adjourned hearing of Rs462 billion corruption case against former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain and others till February 14. The court has ordered the witness to present original documents on the next hearing. During the court proceeding, lawyers of the former minister objected on the […]


Deadly airstrikes target Taliban training camp in Kandahar province

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

KANDAHAR (Khaama Press): Several militants have been killed or wounded in a series of airstrikes which were conducted in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. According to the informed security sources, at 17 Taliban militants were killed and 11 were injured in a series of air strikes in Spinboldak on Saturday night and Sunday morning. The […]

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Half of Barmal district residents ‘hold Pakistani ID cards’

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

KABUL (TOLONews): A senior local official acknowledged that almost half of the population of Paktika’s Barmal district, in the east of Afghanistan, have been issued Pakistani identity cards while the residents are “easily” allowed to travel to other side of the border. Barmal District Governor Rahmatullah said that getting a Pakistani identity card is an […]

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Afghan Taliban release 35 military inmates

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

KABUL (AIP): Taliban released 35 military prisoners from detention center on Sunday (January 27), sources said. These persons had been arrested in various parts of Herat province, the sources told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP). They were set free on the directions of Taliban leadership today, the sources added. The sources did not disclose whether the […]

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Khalilzad visits Kabul to consult president on talks with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

KABUL (Reuters): U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Sunday to try to secure cooperation from Afghanistan’s president after breakthroughs in peace negotiations with Taliban leaders in Qatar. With Khalilzad and his boss U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well Taliban officials, hailing progress towards ending America’s longest war, he must now […]

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2018: Above 450 civilians suffer casualties in southeast

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk GARDEZ: As many as 457 civilians suffered casualties, including women and children, in southeastern Paktia, Paktika and Khost provinces in 2018, the Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC)’s regional office said. Noor Ahmad Shahim, IHRC regional office head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the causalities occurred as a result of Afghan and foreign forces airstrikes […]

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Corruption redux: Truckers forced to pay bribes in Torkham

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: After a break of several months, the border police personnel are once again extorting truckers in the Torkham border town of eastern Nangarhar province, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. Last year, Pajhwok published a report about truck drivers alleging that the border police personnel in Torkham forcing them into paying bribes. Trucks […]

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Toyota, Panasonic to set up EV battery JV in 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

TOKYO (Reuters): Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Panasonic Corp (6752.T) are set to launch a joint venture next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in an effort to compete with Chinese rivals, a source familiar with the matter said. The joint venture, to be owned 51 percent by Toyota and the rest by […]

Emerging market stocks dip

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): Emerging market stocks slid off a more than six-week peak on Thursday amid cautious risk sentiment among investors, while developing world currencies weakened against a resolute dollar, losing all ground gained over the past two days. Emerging market equities from China and Hong Kong to South Africa dipped, while South Africa’s rand softened […]

Qatar Airways presents theatrical campaign inspired by the dazzling world of Hollywood

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Imogen Watson Qatar Airways presents ‘A World Like Never Before,’ a campaign inspired by the dazzling world of Hollywood. Reminiscent of La La Land, the theatrical film opens with the parting of stage clouds, to unveil a four-piece family sat onboard Qatar Airways in the Q Suite. The walls of their Q Suite compartment pull […]

How to stop best people from being worst managers

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Oleg Vishnepolsky 48 percent of managerial promotions fail within the first 18 months – according to various studies, including Harvard Business Review. Because there is often no graceful way to take back a promotion, managers continue in their capacity – causing good people to become unproductive or leave. Such failures are unreported and undocumented for […]

Muhammad Aurangzeb elected PBA Chairman

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: On completion of the term of Mr. Aftab Manzoor, as Chairman, Pakistan Banks’ Association (PBA), Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb, President & CEO, Habib Bank Limited, has been unanimously elected as Chairman PBA. The PBA elections were held in Karachi on January 14, 2019. Muhammad Aurangzeb joined HBL on April 30, 2018 as the […]

Remote workers are outperforming office workers–here’s why

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Brian de Haaff Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis. Maybe there is fun for a moment when the candy bar drops — but does all that […]


Tim Howard will retire

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

LONDON (Yahoo Sports): Tim Howard, the former Manchester United, Everton and United States national team goalkeeper who starred for the U.S. at the 2014 World Cup, will retire following the upcoming MLS season. Howard, entering his fourth year with the Colorado Rapids, made the announcement in a social media post.  Howard, who’ll turn 40 in […]

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England in West Indies: Final Ashes questions need answers

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

LONDON (BBC): We have been talking about 2019 for so long, a year in which England have a home World Cup followed by an Ashes series. It might be the biggest year in England’s cricketing history and they will hope that it turns out to be their most successful. It begins here in Barbados, with […]

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Djokovic delight at stroll to semi after Nishikori retires

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

MELBOURNE (AFP): Novak Djokovic was delighted to get back into the semi-finals at the Australian Open after missing out for two years as Kei Nishikori retired injured on Wednesday. The world number one eased into a showdown with French 28th seed Lucas Pouille as Nishikori retired after just 51 minutes when behind 6-1, 4-1 in […]

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Serena knocked out of Australian Open

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

MELBOURNE (BBC): Serena Williams says she “did not choke” after missing four match points as Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova won the final six games to win a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final. The 37-year-old American, going for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, led 5-1 in the decider but lost 6-4 4-6 7-5 in […]

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On-field taunt could land Sarfraz Ahmed in the dock

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk DURBAN: Sarfraz Ahmed could be in serious trouble after he was caught on the broadcast stump mics making what seemed to be a racist comment against Andile Phehlukwayo. Halfway through the 37th over of South Africa’s tense chase in the second ODI in Durban, Phehlukwayo inside-edged a Shaheen Afridi delivery to deep fine […]

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New Aurora of Winter Sports in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

From deep sea ports to fertile plains, from the scorching hot deserts to snow covered heaven touching peaks and rushing ice cold streams, Pakistan is a land of Wonders which offers this soul touching nature round the year. The captivating landscape and the overwhelming hospitality offered by its residents makes it a dream destination for […]

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Fashion & Movies

I can only be a friend to Sara and Ibrahim Ali Khan: Kareena Kapoor

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood beauty queen Kareena Kapoor came forward on Wednesday shedding light on her family life and how she can only be a friend to her step-children and not a mother. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the 38-year-old actor spoke about her relationship with her husband Saif Ali Khan’s children from his […]

Saif Ali Khan, daughter Sara Ali appeared together on ‘Koffee With Karan’

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Father and Daughter duo made it together to Koffee with Karan. It was a fun episode to watch. Karan caught the duo in time to get all the information out. He talked to Sara Ali Khan about her relationship with second mom Kareena Kapoor. She explained how she is very conscious about […]

Preity Zinta apologizes for her #MeToo comments

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2018

MUMBAI (Agencies): Bollywood actress Preity Zinta apologised on Tuesday over comments she made about India’s #MeToo movement that sparked a furore on social media. Zinta was accused of belittling victims after saying she wished she had faced sexual harassment. “My reason for saying ‘I wish something like this would have happened to me’ in the […]

Amazon’s best-sellers in beauty is a $9 face mask

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (CNN): One of Amazon’s best-sellers in the beauty and skin care category is a $9 face mask designed to help purify your skin and reduce the appearance of acne and dark spots. Meet the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing Facial and Healing Body Mask ($8.99;, a skin care product that’s […]

Best waterproof Mascaras

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Nobody likes taking the time to apply mascara, only for it to melt off from the slightest contact with water. Even if you’re not planning on jumping into a pool, owning one of the best waterproof mascaras is a beauty necessity that’ll keep your everyday eye makeup in tact during rainy days, […]

Anushka unveils her wax statue at Madame Tussauds

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Fact that Anushka Sharma’s career is at a high right now is known by all. With films like Sui Dhaaga: Made In India, Pari to her credit, Anushka is surely one of the best bets we have in Bollywood today. As she receives praises from all quarters, the actress today unveiled her […]

Science & Technology

Pakistan ranked low in digital literacy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Despite a rapid increase in internet connectivity and gender parity in Pakistan, the country has been ranked lower than India, Iran, Sri Lanka and even Bangladesh on the Inclusive Internet Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), primarily due to unavailability of content in local language. On the index, Pakistan stood at […]

WhatsApp introduces Mute Conversations feature

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: WhatsApp has introduced a mute conversation feature and this feature is currently available on Android devices. The new shortcut is enabled for everyone running version 2.18.216. Now you can mute your conversations directly from the notification panel. One thing should keep in mind that only conversations above than 51 messages can be […]

LG will supply LCD and OLED panels to Apple

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Earlier this year, LG confirmed that it will supply OLED panels to unspecified iPhone mode. However, the new reports reveal that LG will Supply Apple with 20 million LCD Panels and 4 million OLED Panels. LG will Supply Apple with 20 million LCD Panels in 2018 and 4 million OLED Panels in […]

Amazon all set to capture half of US retail market by end of this year

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Amazon’s e-commerce sales in the U.S. are expected to reach a staggering $258.2 billion this year, up nearly 30 percent from a year ago, according to a new survey from eMarketer that looks at the company’s sales by product category. That means Amazon is expected to capture nearly half of the U.S. […]

Apple to invest $300 million in clean energy in China

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies): Apple Inc will launch a $300 million clean energy fund in China, the firm said in a statement on Friday, working with its suppliers to invest in renewable energy projects that could power close to 1 million homes in the country. China’s government has made cutting pollution a key priority, putting pressure on […]

UK: Facebook fined over Cambridge Analytica data leak

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Facebook has been fined £500,000 ($663,042) for failing to secure and protect users’ private information, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced. The fine, which is for breaching the Data Protection Act and is the maximum amount possible, was imposed on Facebook for failing to prevent the harvesting of users’ data by […]


Estrogen could help protect women against Dementia

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago revealed some interesting research for women approaching menopause. New research has found a link between dementia and estrogen levels — the more estrogen a woman receives from pregnancy, for example, the less the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s. Additionally, there’s new evidence that hormone […]

10 dead in Ebola flareup in DR Congo

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

BENI (AFP): Ten people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a toll issued Friday that said 27 other deaths were suspected to be Ebola-related. Forty-four confirmed and probable cases have been recorded since the disease broke out in the province of North Kivu on August 1, […]

‘KP has a high ration of stunting among children’

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Participants at workshop stressed media persons to create awareness among the masses to counter the persistent dilemma of mal-nutrition in the country and stressed a strong political-well to allocate funds for the most vulnerable districts of the country. Role of media for highlighting impact of malnutrition was discussed in a meeting organized […]

Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with nearly 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes as compared to men or women who worked for 30 to 40 hours a week, a study has found. Longer-working men however did not face this risk. While it is […]

Diabetic mom could affect baby’s development 

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: The mainstream understanding of diabetes developing in a pregnant woman — known as gestational diabetes — is that the largest problem it can lead to is simply a large, unusually “fat” baby. But any type of diabetes in a pregnant woman poses a variety of much more complex threats to a […]

First two cases of dengue fever reported in Swabi

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

F.P. Report SWABI: This year, the first two cases of the dengue fever have been reported from the two different regions of the district and it had confirmed by health officials and doctors as well here on Monday. When contacted district health officer told this correspondent that the patients were admitted in Bacha Medical Complex […]



Understanding American Islamophobia in the age of Trump

By The Frontier Post | July 29, 2018

Khaled Beydoun In the shadows during the Obama administration, Islamophobia has come out into the light under Trump. The silver lining is that it can now be challenged. On June 26, 2018, the United States Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s executive order, widely dubbed as the “Muslim Ban.” This decision came 932 days after […]

What does football say about the enduring power of racism in Europe?

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Dr Yakoob Ahmed Racism in football is a reflection of a wider problem in European society of institutional racism and discrimination. Can Europe evolve and become accepting or will it retreat in fear at the confidence displayed by immigrants. It wouldn’t be an understatement that to many, especially in Europe, football is not just a […]

Let’s talk about terrorism perpetuated by US

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi “There are two ways to approach the study of terrorism,” notes Noam Chomsky in ‘Western State Terrorism’. “One may adopt a literal approach or a propagandistic approach, construing the concept of terrorism as a weapon to be exploited in the service of some system of power. It comes as no surprise that […]

Facing US pressure, Iran looks for a way out of crisis

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Burhanettin Duran The war of words between US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, entered a new stage, as Iran’s president, commonly known as a moderate reformist, moved closer to hardliners such as Supreme Leader Ali Kha-menei and General Qasem Suleimani. Addressing a group of ambassadors on Sunday, Rouhani responded to Washington’s […]

‘Tweet of Mass Destruction’ ratchets up tension on Iran

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

Pepe Escobar President Trump’s late-night, all-caps Tweet of Mass Destruction threatening Iran is bound to be enshrined in the Art of Diplomacy annals. But let’s go back to how this all started. After unilaterally pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration has issued what amounts to a declaration of economic war on […]

Indian rejection of OHCHR report on Kashmir: A missed opportunity

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

qbal Khan It speaks volumes on the part of Pakistan’s successful foreign policy and vibrant diplomacy that UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report on the Human Rights violations by India in IoK. Report has been endorsed by the UN Secretary General. Indian government made strenuous efforts to […]


Is financial crisis emerging?

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

The downturn of the economy accelerated by the Previous PML-N government now seems to be heading towards financial crisis. The budget deficit has hit a new high of Rs. 2.4 trillion, compelling the finance ministry to instruct the Central Bank and Accountant General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) to block the clearance of government cheques on June […]

Extension in tax amnesty deadline

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

With a surge in interest in declaration of foreign and domestic asset, the government has extended the tax amnesty for one month with a cut of date of July31. A presidential ordinance has been issued in this regard. The deadline for filing amnesty declarations was June 30, however during last week, a large number of […]

Water resource conservation

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (Retd) Dost Muhammad Khan, while presiding over a meeting of high officials of agriculture and irrigation departments underscored the need for the completion of on going small dam projects. He emphasized long term planning for water conservation projects that are of low cost and provide more benefits. He said these projects […]

Non-productive loans

By The Frontier Post | July 1, 2018

In the debt riddled Pakistan’s economy the pendulum has swung towards non-productive mode of financing with high interest bearing loans, mostly acquired from China and floating of Euro and Sukuk bonds. Five years ago, in PPP government two-third of loans used to be taken for productive project with built-in capacity of pay back. The projects […]

Back on grey-list

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2018

Putting back Pakistan on grey-list of countries, having weak anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing regime, was not unexpected keeping in view the obdurate and unwise response of previous PML-N government to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decision of February 22, putting the country on watch-list for the next four months with the advice to […]

Utility of big dam-storages

By The Frontier Post | June 29, 2018

The ruling political elite knowingly and deliberately delayed the construction of big dam-storages over the past five decades. A number of multidimensional hydropower projects were conceived in the Indus Basin Treaty signed between India and Pakistan in 1960 with arbitration efforts of the World, which also provides finances in collaboration of other multilateral donor agencies […]

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