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Not bail out but IMF conditions a problem: PM

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout is not a problem but rather the conditions that come attached to it. Talking to media persons here on Saturday, PM Imran Khan said that the masses are already being burdened economically and that the government […]

Policies of PTI govt may lead to economic meltdown, says Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Reacting to the increase in gas prices, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said this government seems totally clueless about the economy. “This government has no sense of direction when it comes to the economy. Those who claimed that they will break the begging bowl and announced that they will not […]

This will be the last time Pakistan approaches IMF: Asad Umar

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Saturday spoke about Pakistan approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and said this would be the last time the country seeks a bailout from the lender. “This will be the last IMF programme,” the finance minister assured while addressing an event at Pakistan Stock Exchange. “The media […]

Major power breakdown hits 70% Karachi due to national grid line trips

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Power supply was affected in seventy percent areas of Karachi following a major breakdown in Sindh. The 70% areas of Karachi lost power after the national grid supply line tripped Saturday afternoon. The main line tripping resulted in the K-Electric circuits tripping, plunging the city into darkness. K-Electric authorities have claimed that […]

COAS Bajwa, Qatari FM discuss regional security

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed the regional security on Saturday. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement and it said that matters of mutual interest including regional security issues were discussed in the meeting of Qatar’s FM and COAS. During the […]

Zulfi Bukhari approaches IHC to remove name from ECL

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s special assistant on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari, aka Zulfi Bukhari, has submitted an application in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL). Interior secretary, NAB chairman, DG FIA and others have been made respondents in the […]

Global

Pak, Iran militaries working to recover abducted Iranian guards: FO

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Pakistan Foreign Office on Tuesday said the Pakistani and Iranian militaries are jointly working to recover the 12 Iranian guards reported to have been abducted near the Pak-Iran border. Expressing concern over the abduction, the Foreign Office in a press release said Pakistan will spare no effort in assisting Iran to recover […]

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Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet to women

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

ADDIS ABABA (AFP): Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes a newly created Ministry of Peace to oversee the federal police and intelligence agencies, Abiy’s Chief of Staff […]

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Leading U.S. senator accuses Saudi prince of ordering Khashoggi killing

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican close to President Donald Trump, on Tuesday accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of ordering the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called him a “rogue crown prince” who is jeopardizing relations with the United States. Many members of the U.S. Congress, which has long […]

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China defends ‘anti-extremism’ measures in Xinjiang as scrutiny mounts

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): Vocational training is being used “to the greatest extent” in China’s far-western Xinjiang region to ensure militant activities are “eliminated before they occur,” a senior Communist Party official said. The state media interview with Shohrat Zakir, the number two party official and most senior ethnic Uighur in Xinjiang, is China’s most detailed defense […]

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At least seven killed in train derailment in Morocco

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

SIDI BOUKNADEL (Reuters): At least seven people were killed and about 80 injured when a train was derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday morning, a medical source said. At least one wagon overturned in the incident near Sidi Bouknadel, a town 10 km (six miles) north of Rabat, on a coastal line connecting […]

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14 Iranian security troops kidnapped on southeastern border

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

LONDON (AFP): Fourteen Iranian security forces, including members of the Revolutionary Guards, were kidnapped on the southeastern border on Tuesday, state news agency IRNA reported, citing an official who said the kidnappers were members of a terrorist group. Armed militant groups in eastern Iran have stepped up attacks against security targets in recent months. “These […]

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Overseas Pakistanis can access minister online for grievances: Bukhari

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) Zulifqar Abbas Bukhari would hold a live session on Facebook for expatriates in a week in order  to address their grievances faced by them in their respective countries. The initiative also aims at taking the diaspora on board […]

Shehbaz’s name for PAC chairman controversial: Fawad

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said the opposition should give another name for the chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in place of Shehbaz Sharif. Talking to media persons here after the meeting of Parliamentary Committee of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), he said, “We can sit and look at […]

KP PA to send PTI MPAs attendance to Prime Minister

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani Monday issued ruling for sending the attendance of the PTI legislators to Prime Minister Imran Khan on daily basis. The Speaker gave this ruling in wake of the raising of the absence of concern ministers by Khushdil Khan of ANP and Nighat Orakzai of PPP […]

KP Assembly passes resolution Calls for unblocking of CNICs of Pashtuns

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A resolution passed unanimously in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday demanded of the federal government to unblock Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) of Pashtuns as they were protesting for this due right since long and had affected their daily routine life. The resolution was moved by Parliamentary Leader of Awami National Party […]

CM appreciates CDGP for promotion of education

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has appreciated the City District Government Peshawar for promotion of education and asked other districts of the province to replicate the Peshawar model in their respective districts as without quality education we cannot make progress adding that his government would give due status to the teachers in […]

IGFC KP (North) paid a farewell visit to HQ Center

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

F.P. Report Peshawar: IGFC KP (North) Maj Gen Muhammad Waseem Ashraf paid a farewell visit to Sector Headquarters Centre and De-Radicalization Centre ( Saboon-II). Sector Commander Centre, local elders, Officers and Jawans were also present on this occasion. During the farewell visit IGFC Maj Gen Muhammad Waseem Ashraf addressed a Durbar and met officers, Jawans […]

Afghanistan

Social media use in electioneering dubbed ‘effective’

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Some Wolesi Jirga candidates say social media is the best tool to campaign while others complain the platform is being used to disgrace competitors. Mostly young candidates in the Oct 20 parliamentary polls are using Facebook, WhatsApp, twitter, instagram, telegram, imo and other social media applications to woo voters. Not only common […]

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Estonia to help Afghanistan combat cyber crime

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Estonian defense minister Jüri Luik, who called on President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday in Kabul, voiced his country’s support for the Afghanistan peace process and promised to help Kabul deal with the issue of cyber crime. A statement from the Presidential Palace issued to Pajhwok Afghan News said President Ghani and Defense Minister of Estonia, Jüri […]

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Political parties want inclusive negotiations team

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): In a meeting with members of the High Peace Council on Wednesday, political parties called for a comprehensive and inclusive team for peace negotiations. Members of the former president Hamid Karzai’s cabinet, former Jihadi leaders and influential figures attended the “Consultation Meeting with the Political Leaders of the Country on the Peace Process”. […]

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Bass: Taliban’s warning an attack on Afghan people

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass on Tuesday termed the Taliban’s warning to attack election process as ‘an attack on the people of Afghanistan.’ Bass said the election was an opportunity for the people of Afghanistan to come together and make a choice about their future, according to a statement from US […]

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Contracts worth AFN 4.9b okays including Kabul-Logar road plan

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The National Procurement Commission has approved 21 new contracts having a total value of around 4.9 billion Afghanis, including the construction of 7 kilometers road from Kabul to Logar province. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the NPC meeting was organized in the presidential palace and was chaired by President […]

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Kuchis say IEC decision to deprive them of voting

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Kuchi tribesmen (nomads) say many of them would be unable to cast their votes during the Oct 20 parliamentary elections after moving from cold to warm areas. They ask the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to review its policy regarding Kuchis. However, the IEC says Kuchis should cast their votes in areas where […]

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Business

Excessive loans from China may risk Pakistan’s economy: IMF

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

NUSA DUA (Reuters): Pakistan has not yet formally approached the International Monetary Fund for financial assistance, but if bailout talks get underway this week, the goal will be to help Pakistan reach its full potential, the IMF’s chief economist said on Tuesday. Addressing a news conference at the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in […]

‘Optimistic on trade war breakthrough’

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

NUSA DUA (Reuters): A Chinese finance ministry official said on Wednesday he felt “a little bit more optimistic” on the prospect of breaking an impasse in trade negotiations with Washington, saying both sides are too economically integrated to tolerate a fallout. An escalating tariff war between the world’s two largest economies has set world markets […]

US bond yields high stymie world stocks’ recovery

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): World stocks flatlined on Wednesday just above eight-week lows, curbed by US long-dated borrowing costs near multi-year peaks, renewed fears for the global economy and the possibility of an Italy-EU clash over budget spending. The effects on world markets of this week’s bond selloff that took US 10-year bond yields to seven-year highs […]

Patisserie Valerie warns of potential fraud

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Shares in Patisserie Valerie have been suspended after the cafe chain discovered “significant, potentially fraudulent, accounting irregularities”. The company said these could cause a “potential material” mis-statement in its accounts. Entrepreneur Luke Johnson owns a 37% stake in the businesses, which also includes Druckers, Philpotts, Baker & Spice and the Flour Power […]

Pak-Kazakh trade to be increased to $500m: Envoy

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Kazakhstan have great potential to enhance cooperation in many fields and if both countries facilitate their private sectors, the annual bilateral trade volume could be increased from current below US$ 25 million to US$ 250-500 million. This was observed by Barlybay Sadykov, Ambassador Kazakhstan while exchanging views with Ahmed Hassan […]

MOL Group’s EVP meets top government officials; discuss energy prospects

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Executive Vice President Upstream MOL Group Dr. Berislav Gaso has visited Pakistan in what comes as a significant development in strengthening Pakistan’s energy sector and promoting Public Private Partnership. As part of his visit, Dr. Berislav Gaso met a number of government officials and dignitaries. Dr. Gaso held meetings with the […]

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Sports

Nishikori passes Greek test to reach Tokyo semis

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

TOKYO (Agencies): Local favourite Kei Nishikori thrashed fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Japan Open semi-finals on Friday, edging him closer to a third Tokyo title. Third seed Nishikori, who won the last of his 11 career titles in Memphis two years ago, made light of the danger posed by the young […]

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Pakistan women seals series against Bangladesh

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk DHAKA: Pakistan women cricket team recorded another convincing seven-wicket victory against host Bangladesh in the third Twenty20 International to seal the series 2-0 at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar on Friday. The first match of the series was called off due to wet outfield while the visiting team won the […]

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Bale fit to play, says Julen

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

MADRID (Agencies): Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has confirmed Gareth Bale is fit and ready to play as Real Madrid look to end their goal drought against Alaves on Saturday. Madrid have gone three games without scoring, after their surprise Champions League loss to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday followed a draw against Atletico Madrid and […]

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PCB imposes 4-month ban on Ahmad Shahzad for doping

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2018

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Ahmad Shahzad has been banned for four months for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-doping rules, a press release said on Friday. The ban will be effective from July 10, 2018. The PCB states that Shahzad was charged with two anti-doping violations for the presence of a prohibited substance in his sample. […]

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NBP National Junior Squash C’ship enters into final stages

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2018

PESHAWAR (NNI): The 9th edition of the National Bank Junior Squash Championship entered into final stages when players from the various age groups categories secured victories against their respective rivals in the semi-final of the Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17 and Girls Under-13 and Under-15 took berth into the finals. It was the Under-11 category when […]

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Pakistan want Yasir to attack new-look Australia

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed warned his ace leg-spinner Yasir Shah will attack a depleted and new-look Australia when they meet in the first of two Test matches starting in Dubai from Sunday. Australia face a trial by spin as has so often been the case on their tours to Asia. In the space […]

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Fashion & Movies

I will always be a tomboy, says Deepika Padukone

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Deepika Padukone is the reigning queen of Bollywood. Her elegance and demeanor is such that it can make the prettiest girls look dull. The actress is currently enjoying her vacation with soon to be husband Ranveer Singh and though she hasn’t posted any pictures or videos with him, she put a throwback […]

Ajay Devgn to start shooting of ‘Taanaji’ from September 25

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn is one busy man. The actor is constantly balancing his personal and professional life. After delivering a box-office success like Raid, Ajay is back with another film in collaboration with music baron Bhushan Kumar. The duo will be coming together for a costume drama film titled Taanaji which is slated […]

Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan to reunite in next project

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Dharma Productions film finally has a title now. The film is called Good News! Reportedly, Akshay and Kareena are playing a married couple and they are trying for a baby in this Raj Mehta directorial film. Apart from these two superstars, the film also stars […]

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan to be seen together in ‘Gulab Jamun’

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: It’s been eight long years since we last saw the real life couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan together on the big screen. Abhishek and Aishwarya have starred together in various films like Kuch Na Kaho, Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2, Guru, and Raavan. Coming in as great news for Abhishek – […]

Kangana Ranaut to play a mother in upcoming film

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut has always picked bold and powerful roles in her Bollywood career. Apart from Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Mental Hai Kya, the actress will also be seen in Bareilly Ki Barfi fame director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s next film, which is based on the kabaddi sports. Kangana will be seen […]

Dhadak earns Rs 100 crore at box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood’s latest hot-steppers Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter have impressed millions of hearts with their heartfelt performances in Dhadak. The film is minting major money at the cash counters. After becoming the highest grossing newcomer film, Dhadak has now entered the prestigious Rs 100 crore club. Janhvi and Ishaan’s film received love […]

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Why Palestinians should focus on a one-state solution

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

Ahsan I. Butt Is the idea that Pal-estinians can gain full citizenship rights within Israel any more idealistic or unlikely than Palest-inians managing to force Israel to cede territory? Recently, Palestinians seem to have become increasingly interested in the idea of a “one-state” solution. Rather than fighting for an independent country, this strategy calls for […]

Heating up the LoC – Lest it get out of hand

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2018

Ehtisham Amir An old quote reads, “a lie gets half way around world while the truth is still tying its laces”. So true it is. And this adage is applicable in all spheres of life with equal ease. Be it our mundane human activity or be the highest form of statecraft. Goebbels is credited or […]

Terror financing: Facing the challenges

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2018

Iqbal Khan Yanks need continuous tail-twisting to keep their policy on rational railing; left to themselves Americans keep swaying their policy left, right and centre-and often irrationally. Countries which have learned this reality-like Israel-keep necessary tools handy to do that.  Over the years, America has invested heavily in policy making echelons of Pakistan, our intoxication […]

Will Kashmir issue ever be resolved?

By The Frontier Post | February 26, 2018

H. A. Usmani The Dominion of Pakistan and the Union of India which were the successor states of the British India stand today as the two nuclear-armed South Asian rivals. The history of their rivalry is as old as their creation, which began with both the nascent states fighting a full-scale war over the princely […]

The death of Arabs

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2018

Ihsan Aktas Today, the greatest injustices on earth are being committed against Arabs. Although all of us are used to the eruption of wars and civil wars in the Arab world, it is imperative to see the big picture, i.e., the gradual death of the Arab people. Behind the flamboyant stage constituted by the towers […]

LoC situation fraught with risks

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2018

Dr Obaid-ur-Rehman Recent flare-up of violations of the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian troops has resulted in great hardships for the people living on both sides of the divide. According to Al-Jazeera TV, the number of violations in 2017 reached more than staggering 1,300 times, killing at least 52 and injuring 175 civilians. Very […]

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Editorial

Lesson from FATF decision

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2018

Notwithstanding that Pakistan has technically got a three months reprieve but it may be placed on the grey-list of money laundering and terror financing in June if the incumbent government as usual demonstrates a non-serious and defiant attitude to the international community to eradicate these issues of global concern. During the Financial Action Task Force […]

Tension on LOC, civilians’ relocation

By The Frontier Post | February 26, 2018

In the wake of increasing ceasefire violations of the Line of Control by Indian army, resulting in the losses of civilians lives the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government has readied an evacuation plan to relocate the local population to safe areas. Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has directed the district administration and local authorities […]

Short leash

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2018

Media reports suggest that Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to place back Pakistan on its terror financing watch-list with countries that financially aid terrorism with effect from June. Despite initially agreeing to Pakistan’s viewpoint, the FATF plenary session decided to place the country on its grey list after three months. However the federal […]

Finalizing NFC award

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2018

State Minister for finance, Rana Muhammad Afzal told Senate that a meeting to finalize new National Finance Commission (NFC) award is scheduled on Marc 1. He disclosed that earlier three meetings were held but participants could not reach at consensus. The Minister said that federal government was fully committed to finalizing the NFC award as […]

Towards true democracy

By The Frontier Post | February 23, 2018

Rule of Law, transparency and accountability are the basic fundamentals of true democracy. When these fundamentals are not abided by in elected governments they are synonymous to autocracy. Mother of demcracyBriton and other western functional democracies completed their journey to welfare states by upholding these fundamentals. Unfortunately, in Pakistan the oligarchic political elite after getting […]

Eroding tax culture

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2018

It has now become an established precedent that the elected governments, particularly the one controlled by mercantile class, show leniency to tax return non-filers and tax evaders. This has been a glaring feature of all the governments of PML-N. The data of tax return filers presented by the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) to Senate […]

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