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Police arrests Ali Raza Abidi’s guard as murder investigation underway

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Police on Wednesday arrested the guard of murdered former lawmaker of MQM-P Ali Raza Abidi’s as if continues investigations into the case. Earlier on Tuesday night, MQM-P’s Ali Raza Abidi was shot outside his residence in Khayaban-e-Ghazi neighbourhood of Defence Housing Authority (DHA). SSP Pir Muhammad Shah confirmed that Abidi’s guard, Qadeer, […]

Top court dismisses disqualification petition against Zulfi Bukhari

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has dismissed a petition seeking the disqualification of Zulfi Bukhari, the prime minister’s special assistant on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development, on Wednesday. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar headed a three-member bench and the other members of the bench are Justice Umar Atta Bandial […]

Railways losses case: PML-N’sSaad Rafique submits reply in Supreme Court

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khawaja Saad Rafique’s counsel has submitted a reply in the Supreme Court to the audit para on monetary losses suffered by Pakistan Railways, on Wednesday. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed a three-member bench and the other members of bench are including Justice […]

FM Qureshi reaches Moscow in last lap of his four-nation visit

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

F.P. Report MOSCOW: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached Moscow, in the last leg of his four-nation visit on Wednesday. According to report, FM Qureshi will meet his Russian counterpart and other top officials to discuss the Afghanistan issue. Qureshi will discuss Afghanistan peace process, bilateral relations and key regional and international issues in […]

NAB summons Hamza Shehbaz today in Saaf Pani scam

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Hamza Shehbaz, to appear before it in assets beyond means case and Saaf Pani scam on Wednesday (today). According to local news channel report, Hamza Shehbaz has been asked to appear before the NAB officials in Lahore today, in a […]

Former MQM-P MNA Ali Raza Abidi shot dead in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi was shot dead in Karachi on Tuesday, police officials said. SSP South Pir Mohammad Shah said the shooting incident took place outside the residence of the former member of the National Assembly in Khayaban-e-Ghazi neighbourhood of Defense Housing Authority (DHA). Unknown assailants shot […]

Global

Two dead, 11 wounded in car bomb in northern Iraqi city Tal Afar

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

BAGHDAD (AFP): At least two people were killed and 11 wounded on Tuesday by a car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, a former Daesh stronghold, the military said. Tal Afar, about 80 km (50 miles) west of Mosul, experienced cycles of sectarian violence after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, […]

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President Erdogan has invited Trump to visit Turkey in 2019: White House

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has invited US President Donald Trump to visit Turkey in 2019, a White House spokesman said on Monday. “While nothing definite is being planned, the President is open to a potential meeting in the future,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement. The conflict in Syria following […]

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Five killed in China as hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

BEIJING (AFP): At least five people were killed and 21 injured after a hijacked bus crashed into pedestrians in east China’s Fujian province on Tuesday afternoon, state media reported. A hijacker carrying a knife has been detained and is being investigated by local police, state television CGTN reported. The incident happened at about 3:20 pm […]

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Trump, Democrats spar over shutdown with no deal in sight

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): President Donald Trump and top Democrats in Congress sparred over the partial shutdown of the U.S. government on Monday, with no sign of tangible efforts to reopen agencies closed by a political impasse over Trump’s demand for border wall funds. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, […]

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Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

PUEBLA (AFP): The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country´s president said. “My deepest condolences to the relatives of Senator Rafael Moreno Valle and his wife, governor of Puebla Martha Erika Alonso,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador […]

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Indian company starts operations at Iran’s Chabahar port

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

New Delhi (Sputnik): India Ports Global Limited has taken over operations at the Shaheed Behesti port at Chabahar, India’s Ministry of External Affairs said after the first meeting of the follow-up committee for implementation of the trilateral Chabahar Agreement between India, Afghanistan and Iran. “It agreed to finalise at the earliest the protocol to harmonise […]

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Pakistan

Pak Army inducts A-100 rocket in Multiple Launch Rocket System

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Friday inducted A-100 rocket in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) of its Corps of Artillery. Media wing of the armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said A-100 rocket had been indigenously developed by Pakistani scientists and engineers. “With over 100 kilometers range the Rocket is a highly […]

NEPRA seeks report from NTDC over unannounced power outages

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday has summoned report from National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) over countrywide unannounced power outages. According to NEPRA’s spokesperson, the NTDC has been asked to submit a detailed report over unscheduled load shedding in the country that has irked the masses. “People of the […]

Four pseudo policemen arrested in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Police on Friday have arrested four pseudo policemen, who were involved in looting people visiting city’s sea side. According to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Clifton Suhai Aziz, the police party deployed at Seaview check post held four persons who presented themselves as policemen. “The arrested including two volunteers of Police were […]

National economy being developed to become self-reliant: president

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed the need for ensuring peace, transparency and independent judiciary to achieve political stability. He also called for making the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) more independent to dispel impression of victimisation. “The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report has just gathered information about the fake accounts and those […]

Criticism against Mohmand Dam award causing loss to Pakistan: Fawad

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday said criticising the government’s decision to award contract of Mohmand Dam to Descon company was causing loss to the country. “Razak Dawood has no links with Descon consortium,” Fawad said while talking to a local news channel. He said Razak Dawood had […]

KP CM directs ministers to inquire about issues facing tribal people

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan on Friday said he directed the ministers to visit the tribal districts to inquire about the problems faced by the people of Fata. “The merger of Fata with KP is a historical decision and this government is committed to transform the tribal districts into the most […]

Afghanistan

MPs summon 5 ministers over under-spending

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga on Monday summoned five ministers for next week over their failure to spend their development budgets. Minister of public Works, justice, counternarcotics, transport and telecommunications have been summoned to brief parliamentarians on the issue of under-spending. On November 24, the lower house rejected the governor’s expenditure report for the […]

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IEC announces initial election results for Herat, Kunduz, Helmand and Kandahar

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Sunday announced the preliminary results in respect of parliamentary election results for Herat, Kunduz, Helmand, and Kandahar provinces. According to IEC announcement, Habib Ur Rehman Pedram(16,796) votes, Mohammad Reza Khoshak Watandost (16,140) votes, Omar Nasir Mojadedi (10929) votes, Haji Mohammad Sadiq Qaderi (10,171) votes, […]

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Referral mechanism launched to curb human trafficking

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s National Referral Mechanism and Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Online Database was launched in Kabul on Monday to strengthen counter-trafficking protection measures of the government, the USAID said. The USAID and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched the mechanism at a ceremony attended by High-Level Trafficking in Persons Commission of government officials, […]

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Communications center inaugurated for farmers

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The first-ever communications center was inaugurated for the farmers in Afghanistan in a bid to pave the way for the establishment of online consultative contacts between the local farmers and agricultural experts in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock of Afghanistan. Nasir Ahmad Durani, the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock […]

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Afghan govt to negotiate peace deal: Abdullah

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Chief Executive of the National Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah has said the Afghan government is the only institution which is the authority to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban. He made the remarks during the first meeting of the advisory board for peace which was held in ARG Presidential Palace […]

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Taliban capture security posts

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEILI: At least two security personnel have been killed and eight others wounded during hours of clashes with attacking Taliban insurgents in Patu district of central Daikundi province, police said. The attack began at midnight and was ongoing until late Sunday in Tamzan village of the district, Daikundi police chief Ghulam Sakhi Ghafari […]

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Business

SBP issue Rs50 International Anti-Corruption Day commemorative coin

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday issued Rs50 commemorative coin with regard to International Anti-Corruption Day. The federal government had authorised the central bank for issuing the coin, which was made available at the exchange counters of all the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation. Metal composition: cupro-nickel, copper […]

PTI shows solidarity with protesting growers in Sindh

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2018

F.P. Report HYDERABAD: In order to show solidarity with the protesting growers in Sindh, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday, staged a protest outside the press club in Hyderabad. The PTI’s protest was led by Haleem Adil Shaikh and Khawand Bux to show unity with the protesting growers, who are demanding government’s rate of sugarcane. The […]

Google to spend $1 billion to establish new campus in New York

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Alphabet’s Google is investing over $1 billion to establish a new campus in New York, becoming the second major technology company after Amazon to pick America’s financial capital to expand and create thousands of jobs. The 1.7 million square-foot campus, called Google Hudson Square, will include leased properties at Hudson Street and […]

Germany to lower threshold for probes of takeovers

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2018

BERLIN (Reuters): Berlin plans to cut to 10 percent the threshold at which it can launch national security probes of stake purchases by non-European companies in German firms, business newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Sunday. The decision follows years of mounting concern at the risk posed to the German economy by cash-rich Chinese investors buying stakes […]

Finland cuts debt for the first time in decade

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2018

HELSINKI (Reuters): Finland has canceled planned bond auctions for the remainder of the year and is on course to cut debt in 2018 for the first time in a decade, the finance ministry said on Sunday. Government debt was previously expected to increase by 1.3 billion euros this year but according to an update by […]

Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Motiva Enterprises has preliminarily been chosen by the government of Curacao to operate the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery,replacing Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA, local media said. The refinery has been idle since May when a legal dispute between PDVSA and US producer ConocoPhillips (COP.N) forced its closure. PDVSA’s contract to run the facility, which is […]

Sports

Shiffrin extends World Cup lead

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

St. Moritz (Agencies): American Mikaela Shiffrin extended her overall World Cup lead with a fifth victory of the season in Sunday’s parallel slalom. Shiffrin started her weekend in fine form with victory in Saturday’s super-G at Saint Moritz, adding to her maiden super-G win at Lake Louise last week and two previous slalom wins. In […]

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Newspapers help ‘fuel racism’

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling believes newspapers are helping “fuel racism” and “aggressive behaviour” with their portrayal of young black players. The 24-year-old made the comments in an Instagram post on Sunday, a day after he faced alleged racist abuse from a supporter during City’s 2-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea at Stamford […]

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Liverpool take lead after Chelsea rout City

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Chelsea inflicted champions Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat of the season with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge that allowed Liverpool to go top of the table on Saturday. N’Golo Kante and David Luiz were on target for Maurizio Sarri’s men as City paid for failing to take advantage of their first-half […]

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India close in on victory after Australia wobble

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

ADELAIDE (Agencies): Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami combined to tear through Australia’s top order and bring India within six wickets of victory on day four of the series-opening test on Sunday. Shaun Marsh (31 not out) and Travis Head (11 not out) were left clinging to their wickets after nudging Australia to 104 […]

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Will consider stepping down if I fail to deliver: Sarfraz

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has admitted that his place can be in danger if he fails to deliver. Speaking with media on the book launching ceremony of noted sports journalist Saleem Khaliq, Sarfaraz said he would consider stepping down himself as Test captain if he felt he is the reason […]

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Mushfiqur steers Bangladesh to easy win against Windies

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

DHAKA (Agencies): Spin, pace and sagacious batting took Bangladesh to a five-wicket win over West Indies in the first ODI in Dhaka. The only plan the visiting side seemed to have when defending a below-par 195 for 9 was to blow the home batsmen away with pace. But that wasn’t a very useful ploy on […]

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Fashion & Movies

Kiara Advani to work opposite Shahid Kapoor in Arjun Reddy movie

By The Frontier Post | September 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: From the time the Hindi remake of the Telugu blockbuster, Arjun Reddy, has been announced, its casting has been a major point of discussion. The edgy love story first made waves when the director of the original, Sandeep Vanga, was taken aboard by producer Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series to helm the Hindi version […]

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif to shoot Bharat’s next schedule in Abu Dhabi

By The Frontier Post | September 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ali Abbas Zafar directorial Bharat is one of the most talked about films in the recent times. Starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead, Bharat is an official remake of Korean film, Ode To My Father. After sharing fun pictures and wrapping up the Malta schedule of Bharat, Ali Abbas […]

Shraddha Kapoor begins shooting for Nehwal’s biopic

By The Frontier Post | September 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shraddha Kapoor is currently on cloud nine, the actress’ latest release Stree has become a massive success and is being appreciated by the audience and the critics alike. But, looks like the actress doesn’t want to get stuck in the euphoria of success. She has already moved ahead on to her next […]

FIR lodged against Salman Khan over Loveyatri controversy

By The Frontier Post | September 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Time and again we come across films that just fall from one controversy into another. And, it looks Loveyatri is the latest addition in this category. The makers were earlier were forced to change the title from Loveratri to Loveyatri and now the recent turn of events suggest that the makers of […]

Aamir Khan to be seen in interesting look in Thugs of Hindostan

By The Frontier Post | September 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Thugs of Hindostan (TOH) is one of the most awaited films of 2018. The film stars Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in lead roles. While the makers of the film released the different looks of the characters and their names through motion posters, they kept the most […]

Kajol wishes mom Tanuja on her 75th birthday

By The Frontier Post | September 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood veteran Tanuja has turned 75 today and making her day a lot more special today are her daughters Kajol and Tanishaa. Quite active on social media, Kajol often shares pictures with her beautiful mom and since it marks actress’s 75th birthday today, the elder one had a super special birthday wish. […]

Science & Technology

YouTube deleted 5 million inappropriate videos in three months

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk YouTube removed nearly 8.3 million videos from its platform between October and December 2017 as they violated its content policy. Almost 5 million of these videos were removed even before anyone saw them, the video sharing website said on Monday, as it stressed that automated flagging was “paying off” in helping remove videos […]

Access of mobile phones can deliver banking to rural areas: WB

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The spread of mobile phones to all corners of the world offers the opportunity to deliver banking services to poor and rural areas, improving lives, the World Bank says in a report Thursday. Access to a bank account can especially help women, who are more likely to save and to spend on […]

Huawei’s digital assistant may replace human interactions

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk Huawei is developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant that will provide better emotional interactions with its users. The emotionally intelligent assistant is inspired by the science fiction movie Her. The team is envisioning to develop a system that cancels out the requirement of touching a smartphone to use it. Rather than just feeding hardcoded responses, […]

Apple to replace faulted batteries in newer MacBook Pros

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2018

It hasn’t been that long since the iPhone battery fiasco, but Apple already has another battery issue to deal with. The tech giant has launched a battery replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pros without Touch Barmanufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. A “limited number” of its base Pro laptops are prone to a component failure — it didn’t […]

Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) to be launch on April 25

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk Xiaomi’s Mi 6X is confirmed to launch on April 25 at an event to be held in China. The upcoming mid-range smartphone is said to borrow design elements such as a vertical dual rear camera setup and an edge-to-edge display. In the latest set of teasers, Xiaomi has posted official selfie shots that are […]

Zuckerberg under pressure over data scandal

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk STRASBOURG: Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans. The world’s largest social network is under fire worldwide after information about nearly 87 million users wrongly ended […]

Health

Diabetes: experts develop better wound healing

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk The Yale University research uncovered the role of a particular protein in maintaining the wounds and suggested that reversing its effects could help aid wound healing in patients with diabetes. “We discovered that a specific protein, thrombospondin-2 (TSP2), is elevated in wounds of patients with diabetes as well as in animal models of […]

Researchers discover cancer diagnosis implant

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk GENEVA (Xinhua): Swiss scientists have developed an early warning system for four most common types of cancer, so that a visible mole will appear on the skin should a tumor develop, according to a press release from Zurich Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) on Sunday. In the research, which has been published in […]

Low Vitamin D increases risk of Diabetes: Study

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk People with vitamin D deficiency are more vulnerable to diabetes and have up to five times more chances of developing the disease, ScienceDaily reports. The conclusion comes from a decade-long study by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Seoul National University in South Korea. The research, conducted from 1997 until 2009, explores […]

Belly fat can cause heart problems

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk We know that carrying around extra weight puts your heart health at risk. New research presented on Friday to the European Society for Cardiology shows that the location of your fat is just as important as the amount of it. Adults with normal body mass index (BMI) and extra belly fat (termed “central obesity”) had a […]

Health dept to engage female teachers in anti-polio drive

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2018

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: The District Health Department has decided to engage female schoolteachers in the upcoming anti polio drive to achieve the immunization of targeted population against crippling disease successfully. The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting held at the district headquarters complex Tajazai on Saturday. Local deputy commissioner Muhammad […]

EU warns green tea supplements can cause liver damage

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2018

BRUSSELS: Taking high doses of supplements containing green tea extracts may be associated with liver damage, according to new research from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Tea infusions, as used for brewed tea, are still considered safe. Instant tea drinks are also fine as they contain lower levels of the antioxidants naturally present in […]

Travel

Articles

The failure of KP Ehtesab Commission

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2018

Dr. Asmatullah Khan Any reformative step taken to control and curb corruption with sincerity and honesty certainly pave ways to achieve its target and objectives, if the steps are taken with sincerity and devotion and is not design to punish the political rivals on personal grudges. However, if such reformative measures are taken to get […]

Welcome to Pakistan Dear Malala

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2018

Mahwish Khokhar A question popping up in every Pakistani’s brain about surprise visit of controversial Malala Yousafzai. I was just going through some news articles when snobbish face of Malala appeared with a headline, “I have dreamed of coming to Pakistan for 5 years.” She gained fame after a highly trained, fearless, fully armed, and […]

Status of Examination in the backward areas of KP

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

Shaukat Hayat Buneri Cheating in examination is a common practice not only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but in all the regions and provinces of Pakistan. Although various steps and measures have been taken to curb this menace but sorry to say that all attempts have miserably failed to yield positive results in this regard. At the […]

Is Jordan enslaved to the UAE?

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2018

Yasin Aktay It would have a particular importance to watch the developments in the world and in the region from Jordan where we were for the “Committee of Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons” of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. This is because Jordan is a country that has developed a unique survival […]

With eyes on Iran, Trump builds ‘war council’

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2018

Ihsan al-Faqih John Bolton, the newly-appointed US national security advisor, portends a more hawkish approach by Washington to America’s perceived enemies. The 69-year-old has a long history of adopting hardline positions and showing a readiness to use military force overseas as evidenced by the “preemptive war” doctrine embraced by President George W. Bush (2001-2009), who […]

Afghan peace effort: From nowhere to nowhere

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2018

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister’s ‘private’ visit to the United States has, apparently, resulted in some forward movement. Two sides have agreed to increase contacts for the resolution of all issues-especially Afghanistan. Repo-rtedly, the US authorities have assured Pakistan that the Trump administration will continue dialogue on all issues and all its reservations will be addressed […]

Editorial

Using trade leverage

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

China is using the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as a cruel leverage under the umbrella of CPEC to the detriment of the economic interests of Pakistan. FTA- II will provide 75 percent zero tariff lines for a wide range of cheaper Chinese imports. It will destroy the local industry and shatter the hopes of much […]

Basha Dam approval, a happy tiding

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2018

It is more of a happy tiding that at last construction of Dia-Mir Basha Dam project was cleared by Central Development Working Party (CDWP) and final approval will be given by Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC). The initial cost estimate of the project is RS.625 billion as the construction of power generation component […]

Bridging credibility gap

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2018

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi ,in his visit of Washington, has tried to convince President Trump administration about Pakistan’s persistent efforts for the resolution Afghan imbroglio. But he could not succeed to allay the misgivings of the United States leadership about the existence of alleged safe havens in Pakistan. The Prime Minister met US Vice […]

Islam phobia in Europe

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2018

In a fairly tolerant society of Germany, the Interior Minister Horst Seehofer made controversial remarks that Islam does not belong to Germany as apolitical slogan ahead of regional elections in Bavaria coming this fall. German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed his comments by saying that the religion of four million German Muslim citizens is part of […]

Pseudo optimism

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2018

Advisor to the Prime Minister, Miftah Ismail in a rare display of pseudo optimism neither univocally rejected nor accepted the alarming report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about the extremely bad health of Pakistan’s economy. Unlike the earlier furious and satirical reactions of Federal Minster, Ahsan Iqbal to sane advices of global lending agencies […]

Grim economic scenario

By The Frontier Post | March 17, 2018

Presentation of the annual budget for the next fiscal year in the parliament is a month ahead and the grim economic scenario is fast emerging, leaving now little room of maneuvering for the economic wizards like Ahsan Iqbal to repudiate the ground realities. In a disclosure that could jolt the country’s financial market, the International […]

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