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Imran Khan says ticket awarded solely on merit

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report MIANWALI: Launching countrywide election campaign from his home constituency of NA-95 Mianwali, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Sunday made it overtly clear to party members that tickets for contesting general elections 2018 were awarded purely on merit. Khan was addressing public gathering here in Mianwali as PTI kicked off election drive […]

Qureshi declares assets worth Rs283m

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Shah Mahmood Qureshi has declared the total value of his assets worth Rs283.67 million. According to the statement of assets the PTI leader has annexed with his nomination papers submitted to the returning officer concerned, he owns a house in Multan whose worth has been declared at […]

Sepoy martyred in terror attack

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: A Sepoy of Pakistan Army was martyred on Sunday consequent to firing by terrorists while he was busy in fencing along Pak-Afghanistan border in the west of Gurbaz area of North Waziristan. According to an ISPR press release, besides the martyrdom of Sepoy Niaz Ali, the attack also left a junior commissioned […]

Former CM, brother quit PPP, join GA

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Former Chief Minister Sardar Ali Muhammad Maher and his brother Sardar Ali Gohar Maher on Saturday announced to quit Pakistan People’s Party. “We will contest elections from the platform of Grand Democratic Alliance,” Ali Mehar told media. Flanked by his brother, Mehar said the decision was taken in the interest of the […]

Imran Khan cleared for contesting election from Karachi

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: An election tribunal on Saturday dismissed objections on the nomination forms of Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, which he had submitted from NA-243, Karachi earlier this month. The objections were filed by Secretary of Justice (R) Iftikhar Chaudhry-led Justice and Democratic Party Abdul Wahab Baloch. Baloch had maintained in his objections that […]

PTI’s Waleed Iqbal shows displeasure over the distribution of party tickets in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Waleed Iqbal on Saturday showed displeasure over the distribution of party tickets to unknown persons and adding that party leadership awarded party tickets to those who are unknown for the respective voters. Waleed Iqbal said this while addressing to press conference in Lahore. He said that the […]

Global

Putin says he warned Europe

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters): Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had warned Europe a few years ago about the risk of the United States imposing its rules on other countries, but that nobody had wanted to listen. Putin made the comments during his live televised annual phone-in with the Russian people. The Russian President Vladimir […]

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More US diplomats in China suffer mystery ailment

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: “A number of” U.S. diplomatic staff in China suffering mysterious ailments similar to what their counterparts in Cuba have endured have been evacuated from the country, the State Department said Wednesday. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that the personnel, whom she did not give a tally for or […]

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Stockholm truck attacker sentenced

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2018

STOCKHOLM (Reuters): A Swedish court sentenced Rakhmat Akilov, a failed Uzbek asylum seeker, to life in prison on Thursday for killing five people and injuring another 10 when he slammed a stolen truck into shoppers on a busy street in Stockholm in April 2017. “The defendant has among a series of crimes been found guilty […]

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US-vice president congratulate caretaker PM for assuming charge

By The Frontier Post | June 7, 2018

F.P. Report SLAMABAD: US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday phoned the new caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan Nasir-ul-Mulk and congratulated him on assuming the charge of  caretaker PM. During the telephonic conversation, the US vice president appreciated PM Mulk’s  and hoped that the PM will hold a transparent election in Pakistan. Pence also conveyed […]

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Trump hosts Iftar dinner at White House

By The Frontier Post | June 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump hosted first Iftar dinner at White House on Wednesday, for Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, last year he surprised the Muslim community after he skipped hosting such a dinner during his first year in White House. During the Iftar dinner, President Trump offered a message of unity, recognizing members […]

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Trump favors separate trade deals with Canada, Mexico

By The Frontier Post | June 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk TRENTON: The US floated the idea Tuesday of separate trade talks with Mexico and Canada rather than a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the three countries as signatories. But Canada’s reaction was to immediately dismiss the suggestion. “As Canada has maintained right from the beginning, we believe in a trilateral […]

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Pakistan

Corruption cases: Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared before the accountability court for the hearing of remaining corruption reference him and his family on Thursday. According to details, Judge Arshad Malik was hearing the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment corruption references against the Sharifs. As the hearing underway, Nawaz’s counsel, Khawaja […]

FM Qureshi, Saudi FM agrees to boost efforts to achieve mutual goals

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: ​Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir has agreed to strengthen the relations between the two countries and work towards to achieve the mutual goals. Both the leaders met in New York and they fondly recalled their last meeting in Jeddah last week, […]

Three terrorists arrested in CTD operation

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

F.P. Report MULTAN: At least three terrorists were arrested in operation conducted by Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) carried out an operation on intelligence report in Shujabad area near Multan. CTD spokesperson told media that the arrested terrorists were identified as Moavia Afzal, Shoukat and Sohail and adding that the operation was conducted on intelligence base. The […]

Review budget reflects inexperience of govt: Siraj

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the Rs. 350 billion cut in the development budget of the government was bound to affect the work on numerous projects which required prompt completion. Talking to media men after the Senate session, he said that the review budget also reflected […]

Equal gas price in all provinces: Sarwar

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that disparity in gas prices between the provinces was the biggest issue but it had now been resolved by implementing uniform price across the country. He was talking to the business community during his visit to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), where LCCI […]

Pakistan foreign policy to be based on self respect: Mazari

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Wednesday said that the new government’s foreign policy would be based on mutuality, self-respect, sans compromising country’s national interests. Responding to the amended budget speech of Khawaja Asif and Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said, “ the stance taken by […]

Afghanistan

Herat school teachers want their salaries issued

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk HERAT CITY: Dozens of school teachers on Wednesday complained their salaries were not paid for the last four months, warning to boycott classes in the new academic year if their problem not resolved. The teachers gathered in the provincial council, said that Herat exchequer requested the teachers’ initial employment letter in order to […]

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Taliban kill six police

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: Gunmen, believed to be Taliban fighters, killed six police and seized numerous others including police and passengers in southern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday. The Taliban gunmen stopped vehicles on Kandahar-Uruzgan highway in the Urdu Balagh area and kidnapped 30 passengers, Dost Muhammad Nayab, spokesman of Uruzgan governor, told Afghan media. He said […]

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Rabbani to neighbours: Help us achieve reconciliation

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government is mandated by citizens to end decades of conflict and violence in the country, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani said on Wednesday. “We wish to achieve this goal through a credible political settlement with those armed groups that renounce violence and cut ties with transnational terrorist networks,” he said. Addressing […]

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Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The UN refugee agency’s voluntary repatriation programme for registered Afghan refugees would resume on Thursday 01 March 2018 after the winter break, a statement from the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday. Based upon the agreement between the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan and UNHCR, the voluntary repatriation operation […]

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Kabul ready to start new chapter with Pakistan, says Ashraf Ghani

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani has said that Kabul is ready to forget the past and want to start new chapter with Pakistan and resolved the issue through dialogues. This he said during his speech at the opening of the Kabul Process for Peace and Security Cooperation which was started in Kabul […]

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Afghanistan defeats West Indies in WC Qualifiers Warm-up

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan defeated West Indies in a warm-up match of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers by 29 runs which is played in Zimbabwe. West Indies elected to field first and inviting Afghanistan team to bat after winning the toss. Afghanistan managed to score 163 runs for the loss of nine in the 35 […]

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Business

FPCCI urged govt to honour its commitment on refund claims

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2018

F.P. Report Islamabad: Ghazanfar Bilour, President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) has urged the government to honour its commitment and start processing the refund claims to the exporters which have been now accumulated to the tune of more than 300 billion rupees. The FPCCI Chief lamented, “It is unfortunate that the […]

UN food body official keen to cooperate with Turkey

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2018

ANKARA (AA): The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s representative in Turkey has said he is “very much keen” to cooperate with the Turkish government to promote UN values, his body’s expertise and knowledge. “We will continue to do our work and to be professional in the areas we cover — agriculture, […]

Increase in Smartphone users results in mobile phones import incline

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Due to increase in smart phone users Mobile handsets imports in the country observed a remarkable growth of 15% in the first half of fiscal year 2017-18 (July to December). Mobile handsets imports in the country observed a growth of 14.94% in the current fiscal year from July to November in 2017-18, […]

Punjab govt established FIDMC to strengthen local industry: Sheikh Allauddin

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Industries, Commerce & Trade (IC&T) Sheikh Allauddin has said that Faisalabad is known as “Manchester of Asia” for its extensive development of textile industry. He said that in order to promote rapid and planned industrial growth in the city, the provincial government established Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management […]

US jobless claims up slightly

By The Frontier Post | March 23, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP/APP): First-time claims for US jobless benefits rose modestly last week but were still at historically low levels, pointing to the continued health of labor markets, government data showed Thursday. The new figures suggest the jobs market could again see robust growth this month as they were collected during the survey week for the […]

KCCI invited to Trade & Investment Conference

By The Frontier Post | March 23, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: High Commissioner of Kenya Prof. Julius Kibet Bitok has invited the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) to participate and support the forthcoming Trade & Investment Conference scheduled to be organized in Karachi on May 2nd and May 3rd, 2018 which will be attended by leading Kenyan businessmen and Chambers of […]

Sports

Sri Lanka picks Asitha for T20

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk DHAKA: The first T20 squad of Chandika Hathurusingha’s tenure features a preponderance of youth. Seam bowlers Asitha Fernando and Shehan Madushanka (20 and 22 respectively), inexperienced spinners Jeffrey Vandersay and Amila Aponso, and seam-bowling allrounder Dasun Shanaka, all feature for the two-match series. One old hand did return, however. Three years after he […]

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‘Minimum Test pay the way to stop T20 takeover’

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has called for Test cricket to introduce a minimum match fee for all countries to stop young players ditching the long-form for lucrative Twenty20 leagues. Sangakkara, the fifth-highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket, retired from the first-class game last year but has continued playing […]

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Halep to miss Romania’s Fed Cup series against Canada

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk BUCHAREST, Romania: Simona Halep says she will miss Romania’s Fed Cup series against Canada this weekend because of an ankle injury sustained at the Australian Open. Halep says on Facebook page: ”After spending the last week resting and trying to recover from my injury from the Australian Open, unfortunately it has not recovered […]

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Maxwell mows down England single-handedly

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Australia beat England by five wickets in the second tri-series Twenty20 match in Hobart on Wednesday, thanks to the heroics of all-rounder Glenn Maxwell. Sent in to bat at a time when the home side had lost two wickets for just four runs in their run chase, Maxwell took over the game […]

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Rashid to play for Sussex in T20 Blast

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Nangarhar-born leg-spinner, Rashid Khan, will play for Sussex in the first half of their T20 Blast campaign, says the UK club. Khan was a member of the Adelaide Strikers, which won Australia’s Big Bash League on Sunday. The Strikers’ head coach Jason Gillespie will also join Sussex. The Afghan right-armer has […]

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Afghanistan outclass Zimbabwe in T20I series

By The Frontier Post | February 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk SHARJAH: Afghanistan outclasses the Zimbabwe team by defeating them in second T20I by 17 runs which was played in Sharjah on Tuesday night. Afghanistan also claimed the two-match series 2-0. Muhammad Nabi once again was the top scorer for the Afghan team and despite the tumbling of late wicket, Afghanistan managed to set […]

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