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NAB decides to put name of nominated envoy to US on ECL

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to place Ali Jahangir Siddiqui’s on the Exit Control List (ECL). The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Monday. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) also decided to initiate inquiry against Captain (r) Safdar for allegedly owning assets […]

SC issues notices to officials with dual nationality

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday issued notices to 147 officials with dual nationality, seven foreign nationals and 231 who concealed their wives’ dual nationality. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case related to the dual nationality of […]

Bahadurabad hails, Sattar decries as ECP remove him as party chief

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Bahadurabad faction of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan has hailed whereas Farooq Sattar criticized the election commission of Pakistan’s decision to remove Dr Farooq Sattar of the post of MQM-P’s chief. “The constitution of organization stood superior. We made out decision on basis of principle and in favor of masses, workers and our […]

PM vows to provide necessary resources for defence needs

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

RAWALPINDI (APP): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said the government would provide the necessary resources to Pakistan’s armed forces for defence needs. Abbasi, accompanied by Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir, was visiting the Joint Staff Headquarters earlier today. The premier was briefed on operational preparedness of the armed forces, after which, Abbasi expressed satisfaction […]

Musharraf defers his return to Pakistan: sources

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has deferred his return to Pakistan over security concerns after Ministry of Defence refused to provide him security on his possible arrival to face the treason case being prosecuted in a special court here, sources said. Sources said Pervez Musharraf has apprised his close comrades in […]

Apex court directs govt to provide relief to expatriates in NICOP fees

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court directed the government to provide relief to expatriates in fees of National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) in the current week. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed the three-member bench and heard heard a suo motu case regarding the government charging extra fees for NICOP on Monday. Jusitce […]

Global

South Africa’s parliament elects Cyril as new president

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s parliament on Thursday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new president to replace 75-year-old Jacob Zuma, who resigned on Wednesday night. Ramaphosa, 65, was Zuma’s deputy and leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) Party. “I declare Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa as duly elected president of the Republic of South […]

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Mattis: Turkey, US finding common ground’ on Syria

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Thursday said Washington is finding “common ground” with Ankara on Syria amid a Turkish-led counter-terrorist operation in Afrin, northwestern Syria. Speaking to reporters after a NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels, Mattis said: “I believe we are finding common ground,” adding that there were also […]

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Israel warns Syria against chemical weapons use

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israel has vowed a “punishing response” if the Syrian regime deploys chemical weapons near its border, Israeli media reported Thursday. “The Foreign Ministry fears poison gas may leak into Israel if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons against rebels near the Golan Heights and has reportedly warned of a punishing response should […]

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Russia says US sending Kurds new weapons

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday accused the U.S. of arming Kurds across Iraq. Speaking at news conference in Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zaharova said: “Provoking Turkey, Americans keep sending the Kurds new and new convoys with weapons across the territory of Iraq.” Zaharova added: “Turkey as a result continues to conduct military […]

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Ethiopian prime minister resigns amid protests

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday tendered his resignation amid anti-government demonstrations. Speaking to local media on Thursday, Desalegn said he is also resigning as the chairman of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic party. In a televised speech, the prime minister called on people to be part of the […]

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At least 17 killed in Florida school shooting

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: As many 17 people were killed and dozens others were injured in a shooting at the Stoneman Douglas High School in the southeastern most US state of Florida. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told local media persons that the attacker, who has been arrested by Police in Parkland, has been identified as Nikolas […]

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Pakistan

Supreme Court directs NAB to probe PIA CEO’s appointment

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe into Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Dr Musharraf Rasool Cyan’s appointment and salary. “NAB should investigate the PIA CEO’s appointment and the salary and perks offered to him,” the chief justice remarked while […]

Tight security arrangements finalized for A, B, C category PSs in Rawalpindi

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The administration on the directive of Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Dr Hassan Askari has finalized tight security arrangements for A, B & C category polling stations (PSs) in Rawalpindi Division as 606 polling stations (PSs) set up for general elections 2018 have been declared highly sensitive and 1036 sensitive in Rawalpindi Division […]

PTI to introduce new system, If elected to power: Imran

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

F.P. Report KARAK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said that he struggled day and night to eliminate corruption. Addressing a rally in Karak on Saturday, he said if elected to power, his party would introduce a new system in the country as corruption is the biggest issue of the country. We held […]

KP govt’s election secret is winning Peshawar valley

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: If you want to know who will make the next government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa watch what happens here on July 25: Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan and Swabi. These five are the swing districts—no one knows how they will vote. It is much clearer in the other parts of KP. These five big […]

No compromise on security during election: Barrister Ali Zafar

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Saturday said the government would completely assist the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in holding free, fair and transparent elections. Talking to a private news channel , he said ECP was legally and constitutionally empowered and had finalized the arrangements in […]

PPP hasn’t formed electoral, political alliance with PML-Z: Sherry Rehman

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior leader Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and leader of the Opposition in Senate, Ms Sherry Rehman has said the PPP has not yet forged any electoral or political alliance with Pakistan Muslim League-Zia, (PML-Z) candidate Ejaz-ul-Haq in NA 169, Bahawalnagar. Speaking in the Senate on Saturday, Ms Sherry Rehman said that PPP […]

Afghanistan

Afghan forces conducted 45 ground operations, 10 airstrikes, leaving 51 militants dead

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

KABUL (Khaama Press): The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel conducted at least 45 ground operations and 10 airstrikes in the past 24 hours, leaving at least 51 militants dead. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in its latest operational update said the operations were conducted in various provinces of the country with an […]

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Teenage boys arrested before joining ISIS ranks in East of Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

KABUL (Khaama Press): At least four teenage boys were arrested by the Afghan security forces before joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group ranks as they were apparently lured by the fighters of the terror group. The provincial government media office in Nangarhar province in a statement the teen boys were […]

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Polio case surfaces in Zabul’s Arghandab district

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

QALAT (Pajhwok): The first polio case in southern Zabul province and sixth in Afghanistan during the current year has surfaced in Arghandab district, an official said on Thursday. Public Health Director Dr. Lal M. Tokhi told Pajhwok Afghan News a four years old boy tested positive for polio despite being administered the required vaccine. A […]

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Janikhil District of Paktia Again Falls To Taliban

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

PAKTIA (Tolo News): Security source confirmed on Wednesday night that the Jankikhil district of Paktia has again fallen into the hands of Taliban after heavy clashes. The Taliban insurgents again attacked the district on Tuesday and clashed with security forces. “The district fell into hands of the Taliban on Wednesday night as the security forces […]

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Explosion targets police vehicle in Kabul city

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

KABUL (Khaama Press): An explosion targeted a police vehicle in Kabul city late on Wednesday evening, leaving at least four people wounded. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials confirmed the incident took place in the vicinity of Cinema Pamir area of the city. MoI spokesman Najib Danish said a magnetic bomb planted in a police […]

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Security won’t improve immediately

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The UN secretary-general’s special representative for Afghanistan has expressed concern over the security situation and fragile political environment in the country. During his trip to northwestern Faryab province, Tadamichi Yamamoto said tensions among political groups contributed to the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan. He spoke with representative of political parties, religious scholars, civil […]

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Business

Foreign investment in Pakistan slightly rises

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Foreign investment in the country recorded a small rise of 9 percent during financial year ended June 30, 2017 after security situation improved and fresh inflows from China crossing one billion dollars level. Foreign investment in Pakistan during July 2016-June 2017 amounted to 2.157 billion dollars as against 1.976 billion dollars of the […]

CPEC to weigh on foreign currency reserves situation: Moody’s

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Moody’s Investors Service has raised several questions pertaining to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said the mega project would widen the current account and could weigh on the foreign currency reserves situation. In a report, Moody’s raised four questions related to CPEC and also gave replies or analysis pertaining to these questions. […]

KSE 100-index bounces back after morning’s 1,000-point fall

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

KARACHI: After falling over 1,000 points early Wednesday, the Pakistan Stock Exchange bounced back later in the day, with the KSE 100-index settling at 43,980 points around 2pm. When the index dropped by over 1,000 points in the morning, it was feared that Wednesday’s performance would mirror the day before’s, when the index plunged over […]

Moody’s affirms Pakistan’s B3 rating, maintains stable outlook

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

NEW YORK (NNI): Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Government of Pakistan’s B3 issuer and senior unsecured ratings, and maintained a stable outlook. Pakistan’s medium-term growth outlook is strong, supported by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project to address critical infrastructure constraints, and the continuing effects of macrostability-enhancing reforms started under the International Monetary Fund […]

Gold price goes up by $2 in international market

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Price of gold settled at $1210 per ounce in international market following a sharp surge of $2. However, there was no increase in gold price in domestic market. All Pakistan Supreme Council Jewelers Association’s report stated that price of gold remained stable at Rs50200 per tola and 10 gram remained stable at Rs43028. […]

Chinese company to reconstruct Lahore airport

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2017

BEIJING (Monitoring Desk): A Chinese construction company has won a contract worth an estimated $382 million to reconstruct the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. According to China’s state-owned Peoples Daily, the contract was awarded to China Construction Third Engineering Bureau and after the reconstruction, the airport will become the largest in the country. This […]

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