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PM Abbasi inaugurates New Islamabad International airport

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has inaugurated the long-awaited New Islamabad International Airport on Tuesday. Airport officials told media outlet that the first flight of Pakistan International Airlines, PK-300, carrying 150 passengers also touched down at the new airport at 11am, while first flight of the PIA will depart for Karachi at 12.30 […]

Government increases petrol price by Rs1.7 per litre

By The Frontier Post | April 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance ministry on Monday rejected OGRA’s recommendation to increase price of petrol by Rs3.22, after a notification was released that a Rs1.7 price hike for the commodity was effective from 12AM today. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had earlier sent a summary to the government, with the recommendation to increase […]

PM Abbasi inaugurates development projects in North Wazirstan

By The Frontier Post | April 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Miranshah and Ghulam Khan area of North Waziristan agency and inaugurated a range of development projects. On arrival at Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan, the prime minister laid floral wreath at the martyrs […]

In Punjab, the race is between PTI and PML-N only, says Imran

By The Frontier Post | April 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan on Monday said the only competition in Punjab for the upcoming general elections is between his party and the PML-N. In an interview to a foreign news agency, the cricketer-turned-politician said that the elections will be a race between two horses only. “We have an experienced team […]

Nisar announces to contest 2018 polls from three constituencies

By The Frontier Post | April 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has announced to contest general elections 2018 from three constituencies. He stated this while taking to a delegation comprising chairmen and vice chairmen of 27 union councils (UCs) of NA-59 which called on him here on Monday. Chuadhry […]

Didn’t hand any Pakistani over to US: Musharraf

By The Frontier Post | April 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former president Pervez Musharraf Monday brushed aside allegations of handing Pakistanis over to the United States, saying he had not handed over any Pakistani to the US. “Neither had I ever indulged in corruption nor have I had foreign assets,” the former military dictator said while addressing a gathering of the All […]

Global

Fire kills 20 Myanmar migrant workers on bus in Thailand

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

BANGKOK (Reuters): A fire on board a bus in western Thailand killed 20 migrant workers from Myanmar early on Friday, police said. The bus was carrying 47 workers who had just crossed the border into Thailand to work legally. Three other people on the bus were injured but the rest escaped unharmed, police said. “The […]

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Russia gives Britain one month to reduce diplomats

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

MOSCOW (AFP): Russia on Friday expelled Dutch diplomats and told Britain it had one month to reduce its diplomatic presence in the country, hitting back at EU countries after a coordinated campaign by the UK and its allies over a nerve agent attack on a former spy. Earlier in the day Russia had summoned the […]

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Pakistanis among 17 dead in Turkey bus crash

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

ANKARA (AFP): At least 17 people have been killed and another 36 wounded after a bus carrying illegal immigrants, including Pakistanis, hit a lighting pole in eastern Turkey and burst into flames, local media reported on Friday. The bus, which crashed late Thursday on the Igdir-Kars highway, was carrying nationals from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, […]

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Indian journalist arrested for posting fake news

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

NEW DELHI (AFP): Indian police have arrested the editor of a website for publishing a fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk from the Jain faith, officials said on Friday. Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested in southern Karnataka state on Thursday on charges of spreading fake and communally sensitive news on his right wing […]

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Israeli forces kill nine Palestinian protesters on Gaza border

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

GAZA (AFP): At least nine Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured by Israeli security forces confronting one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border in recent years, Gaza medical officials said. Tens of thousands of Palestinians, pressing for a right of return for refugees to what is now Israel, gathered at five locations […]

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‘Turkey fighting Mideast terror aids Balkans, Europe’

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

Talha Ozturk SARAJEVO: Turkey’s counter-terrorist efforts in the Middle East benefit not just itself, but the welfare and security of Europe and southeastern Europe as well, said Turkey’s prime minister on Thursday. “Turkey’s fight against terrorism in the Middle East, in Syria and in Iraq not only secures our own citizen, it also prevents an […]

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Pakistan

Medical board clears Captain (Retd) Safdar’s reports

By The Frontier Post | August 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A five-member medical board on Sunday, declared all the medical reports of son-in-law of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif Captain (Retd) Mohammad Safdar clear. However, Capt (Retd.) Safdar will be kept in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital, for more two days as the reports highlighted some complications. Earlier, doctors said that […]

NAB adopts seeing case not face policy to nab corrupt: Chairman

By The Frontier Post | August 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has said that NAB has adopted seeing case not face policy to nab corrupt in line with its “Accountability of All’ policy. NAB is committed to nab corrupt, Proclaimed Offenders and Absconders with iron hands by utilizing all resources. NAB is absolutely committed to eradication corruption from […]

Name ‘finalised’ for Sindh opposition leader

By The Frontier Post | August 12, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The name for opposition leader in Sindh Assembly has been finalised, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Ismail said on Sunday. Talking to reporters, Ismail, who is PTI’s candidate for Sindh governor said the party will meet with a delegation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Monday. “The name (for the slot […]

Plea seeks registration of case against Fazal over disrespecting Pakistan ideology

By The Frontier Post | August 12, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: A resident of Lahore’s Ravi Link Road Mohammad Ramzan on Sunday lodged plea to register case against Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) supremo chieftain Maulana Fazalur Rehman over alleged sacrilege of ideology of Pakistan. The petitioner alleges Fazalur Rehman was guilty of disrespecting Pakistan ideology as he announced not to celebrate Independence Day. […]

Saudi scholarships for Baloch students a reflection fact of Pak-KSA relations: Sanjrani

By The Frontier Post | August 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani thanked the Saudi government and Saudi King on award of scholarships from the Saudi government for Students of Balochistan and said that Saudi Arabia has stood with Pakistan in difficult times and everlasting friendship and relationship has met all the test of time. It may be recalled […]

6 dead in armed clash between two groups in Charsadda

By The Frontier Post | August 12, 2018

F.P. Report CHARSADDA: As many as six people including two women were killed in firing between two armed groups in Rajar area of Charsadda on Sunday. According to details, an altercation between two men identified as Qalander Shah and Sabir Shah led to firing between the groups, resulting in the tragedy. Deputy Superintendent of Police […]

Afghanistan

Afghan MPs hold talks with Pakistani delegation

By The Frontier Post | December 16, 2017

KABUL (Monitoring Desk): The Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi met on Saturday with a Pakistani delegation, discussing Kabul-Islamabad ties and stability in Afghanistan. Pakistani parliamentarians said Pakistan helped Afghans during the jihad against the then USSR, but they said Pakistan has not cooperated sincerely in the fight against corruption. The delegation stressed the need […]

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Law On Use of Afghan Air Space Approved

By The Frontier Post | December 16, 2017

KABUL (TOLONews): President Ashraf Ghani’s legislative order on the use of Afghanistan’s airspace by airplanes and military helicopters of other nations was approved by the only one-third of parliament members in attendance on Saturday. The new law has four sections and 27 articles, but its details have not been made public. The law that was […]

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Dispute stops Afghan NSC’s meeting

By The Frontier Post | December 16, 2017

KABUL (Monitoring Desk): In the last three weeks, the weekly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) was not been held in the presidential palace and meetings of the Supreme Commander were held instead, sources said. Sources from the government said the NSC meetings were not held because the discussions on Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) […]

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Salang highway reopens after 2 days of closure

By The Frontier Post | December 16, 2017

CHRIKAR (Pajhwok): The Salang Highway — linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan — was reopened for traffic on Saturday after two days of closure, an official said. Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, the highway maintenance commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News both sides of the tunnel had been cleared of heavy snow after hectic efforts by the maintenance team. He […]

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War-lord Dostum again denied entry to Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2017

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has been once again denied entry to Afghanistan, reliable sources claimed on Thursday. Dostum, who heads the Junbish-i-Milli Islami political party, on Wednesday night tried to enter Afghanistan from neighboring Uzbekistan, but he was prevented, the sources told Pajhwok Afghan News. They added the first […]

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Journalists’ safety: Kabul ignores co-sponsoring United Nations resolution

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC) on Wednesday said it was disappointed to learn that the Afghan government had failed to co-sponsor the UN resolution on safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. In a statement, the organization said Afghanistan continued to be among the most dangerous places for journalists with widespread […]

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Business

BA owner IAG to buy Austrian airline Niki

By The Frontier Post | December 31, 2017

LONDON (Agencies): British Airways owner IAG says it is to purchase the insolvent Austrian holiday airline Niki for €20m ($24m). IAG said that it would also provide additional liquidity to the company of up to €16.5m. Niki was previously owned by Air Berlin, which filed for insolvency in August after its biggest shareholder, Etihad Airways, […]

Chicago’s Apple store has a falling ice problem

By The Frontier Post | December 31, 2017

Monitoring Desk CHICAGO: The recently opened Apple store in Chicago has been praised by one of the city’s papers as an “elegantly understated… boon to the city’s riverfront,” but perhaps that perception will change after the discovery of a significant design flaw. The structure’s ultra-thin carbon fiber roof was fashioned in the shape of a […]

OGRA proposes 5.2pc hike in petrol price

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Friday recommended an increase of 5.2 per cent in price of petrol following the fluctuation in global oil prices. The consumers are likely to face hike in the price of high-speed diesel widely used in different sectors in the country with effect from January […]

Dollar closes at 110.42, gains 5.6 pc against Pakistani rupee in 2017

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2017

KARACHI (APP): The rupee throughout the 2017 gave resistance against any downward movement but fell prey to heavy debt repayments and fewer foreign investment trickling into the country. The dollar started the journey around 104.60 rupee and closed around 110.42, showing a gain or nearly 5.6 percent or in simple words the domestic currency weakened […]

SECP directs PSX to elect board of directors

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has directed the Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX) to fix the number of directors and hold election of shareholder directors in accordance with requirements of the Companies Act, 2017. The SECP direction has been issued to ensure good governance and for the true representation of […]

Power tariff slashed by Rs3 a unit

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday approved Rs3.11 per unit reduction in power tariff on account of fuel adjustment for the month of November 2017. The decision to slash the power tariff was made in a meeting which heard the application seeking reduction in power tariff filed by Central […]

Sports

Peace Cup: Pakistan XI batting continues against UK Media XI in North Waziristan

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A cricket match between UK Media XI and Pakistan XI is underway in Miranshah, North Waziristan agency of FATA, after winning the toss the UK Media XI elected to field and given batting to Pakistan XI. The match was organized by Pakistan Army, PCB and PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi which will be […]

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Khalid Latif banned for five years by PCB tribunal in spot fixing case

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal banned the Opening batsman Khalid Latif for five years for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League. Tribunal announced its verdict on Wednesday against the suspended opener and also imposed Rs 1 million on the opening batsman. Khalid Latif, who represented Pakistan and […]

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Pakistan beats Thailand to enter Group I

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): History repeats itself as the longest serving player of Pakistan tennis Aqeel Khan once again helped the country beat Thailand’s Kittiphong Wachiramanowong 3-2 in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-II Final second reverse singles match here at Pakistan Sports Complex grass courts on Sunday. Aqeel once again proved that he is the real […]

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Imad Wasim retains top spot in ICC T20I ranking

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): All rounder Imad Wasim retained top spot among bowlers, while Team Pakistan ranked second in the latest ICC rankings issued for T20I. Meanwhile, Middle order batsman Babar Azam moves up to career-best sixth position in T20I rankings. The 22-year-old has risen 21 spots after his player of the series performance helped complete a […]

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ICC congratulates Pakistan for successful staging of Independence Cup

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday congratulated Pakistan for successful staging of the Independence Cup against World XI at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. ICC Director, Giles Clarke, and ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson, thanked the people of Pakistan for embracing the World XI players, and said the series has demonstrated Pakistan’s passion […]

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Misbah-Afridi get standing ovation from crowd

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2017

LAHORE (APP): Former Pakistan captains, Misbah ul Haq and Shahid Afridi were given standing ovation by a full house for their illustrious services for Pakistan cricket during the third and the last T20 international match of the independence Cup here on Friday night. Pakistan cricket Board arranged separate rides for the two star players in […]

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