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PML-N nominates Hamza Shehbaz as Punjab CM

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz nominated Hamza Shehbaz Sharif as Punjab Chief Minister candidate in a parliamentary party meeting held on Tuesday. Punjab Assembly’s first session will take place on August 15 in which the newly elected members will take the oath. The speaker and deputy speaker of Punjab assembly will be elected on […]

Asad Qaiser, Khursheed Shah gear up for NA speaker election battle

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A cut-throat competition is expected between PTI’s Asad Qaiser and PPP leader Khurseed Ahmed Shah for the position of National Assembly (NA) Speaker on Wednesday. Four candidates are in the run for the election of speaker and deputy speaker of Lower House of the Parliament. For the slot of deputy speaker, Maulana […]

PPP doing politics on my statement about Bilawal House: Imran Ismail

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Ismail said on Tuesday that the Pakistan People’s Party wants to do politics on his statement of demolishing the external walls of Bilawal House. The PTI leader denied giving any statement about demolishing Bilawal House, adding that he cannot even imagine saying such a thing. The PTI’s Governor […]

Pompeo hopes to strengthen ties with Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has said that Pakistan is an important partner of US and adding that he is hopeful the relations between the two countries will further strengthen in coming days. This he said while issuing a message on Pakistan’s Independence Day on Tuesday. Pompeo said that US […]

At least 11 injured in Nushki hand grenade attack

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: At least eleven people were injured when two unidentified persons riding on motorcycle lobbed a hand grenade in Nushki on Tuesday. Police officials confirmed that 11 people were injured in a hand grenade at a shop situated on Masjid Road and adding that the condition of the injured was stable. Earlier on […]

Overseas Pakistanis will exercise their right of vote via IVTFin by-polls: ECP

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that overseas Pakistanis will be able to exercise their right of in the by-polls through the internet. The ECP issued its Internet Voting Task Force (IVTF) report on overseas Pakistanis’ voting rights on Monday. According to ECP statement the voting rights to overseas Pakistanis, […]

Global

Putin offered Trump a number of arms control initiatives at summit

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (TASS): Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his US counterpart Donald Trump at the July 16 summit in Helsinki with a number of particular initiatives on arms control, including prohibiting weapons in space, Politico wrote on Tuesday citing a leaked Russian document. According to the report, the Russian document with the header “Dialogue on the […]

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Rouhani: Tehran determined to deepen ties with Pyongyang

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik): Tehran favors the establishment of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and wants to deepen its ties with Pyongyang, along with other international partners, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday. “Tehran is willing to develop and deepen international relations and cooperation in all fields, including with Pyongyang… Iran and North Korea have […]

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Italy to defend interests on budget: PM

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

ROME (Reuters): Italy will negotiate with the European Commission over next year’s budget, defending its interests but not be “foolish” in its demands, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday. “We will negotiate with the European Commission with a serious, reasonable and courageous programme that will protect our interests,” Conte told a news conference. “We […]

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Two die in stampede

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

NEW DELHI (Reuters): A stampede on Wednesday among thousands of mourners at the funeral of a powerful southern Indian politician killed two people and injured 47, a doctor at a government hospital said. Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a dominant figure in the politics of southern India for half a century who had been chief minister of Tamil […]

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Zimbabwe authorities arrest Opp official Biti

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

HARARE (AP): Zimbabwean senior opposition official Tendai Biti was arrested while trying to cross into Zambia, a lawyer said Wednesday, as concerns rose over a government crackdown after last week’s disputed presidential election. The arrest, after scenes of the military opening fire in the streets of the capital and growing opposition claims of harassment, further […]

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Najib to be charged under anti-money laundering act

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Malaysia’s embattled former prime minister Najib Razak will be charged on Wednesday under a money-laundering act, the anti-graft agency said, in connection with a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Najib, 65, and his family have faced intense scrutiny since May, when a shock election result brought his former […]

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Pakistan

Widow demands arrest of husband killers

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report MARDAN: A widow of a retired army personnel appealed to Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court to take Suo moto action of the killing-incident of her husband occurred at tehsil Katlang two months ago. He also asks authorities concerned to provide protection to her and her children from their influential rivals. Talking to […]

Unauthorized, unnecessary use of official vehicles must be stopped

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report ASTORE: Gilgit Baltistan Assembly Standing Committee for Services and General Administration has underlined the need for observing austerity by avoiding unnecessary and illegal use of official vehicles in public sector. In this regard, the committee has directed the department to present in next meeting a report featuring detailed information about the official vehicles […]

After Amir Liaquat, another PTI MNA voices grievances over party’s treatment

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Another leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has come forward lamenting the party’s lack of interest in the lawmakers from the metropolis. Aftab Jehangir, who was elected as member of National Assembly from NA-252 Karachi West 5, claimed “it does not matter whether it is Karachi or Islamabad, we have always been neglected.” […]

Sheikh Rasheed announces major relief for aged passengers

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed here on Thursday announced 50 percent concession for train passengers above 65 years of age and free travel for those above 75. Addressing a press conference at Karachi Cantonment Station, he said restoration of Pakistan Railways on modern lines was among the top priorities of […]

Second round of Pak-India water talks ends in stalemate

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan and India once again failed to reach consensus during their second round of talks pertaining to the Indus Water Treaty at the National Engineering Services of Pakistan headquarters. The Pakistani members led by Commissioner Syed Meher Ali Shah expressed reservation on the two under-construction controversial water reservoirs and hydro power projects. […]

6,450 Pakistanis incarcerated in seven Gulf country jails

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

ISLAMABAD (APP): As many as 6,450 Pakistanis have been incarcerated in jails of seven Gulf countries in 2017-18, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Thursday. In a written reply to the question of Senator Bahramand Khan Tangi, he said 2,970 Pakistanis have been incarcerated in various jails of Saudi Arabia, 2600 in the jails of […]

Afghanistan

First Vice President urged to clear his name before returning to job

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghans view First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum’s return from exile in Turkey as an effective move, but want him to appear before the Attorney General Office (AGO) to clear his name. On Sunday, the Uzbek strongman flew into Kabul from Ankara on a chartered plane. He was welcomed at a special […]

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No casualties in Jalalabad blasts

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Three blasts occurred in various parts of Jalalabad city on Monday. However, the explosions did not cause any casualties. Two blasts occurred near a police checkpoint in front of Behsud bridge in Nangarhar province, causing no casualties, Nangarhar governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khugiyani told AIP. Some sources, however, said two persons were injured […]

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69 terror, crime suspects detained in Ghazni

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI CITY: Nearly 70 people have been arrested in connection with different crimes in southern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, police said. Police chief Col. Farid Ahmad Mashal told in a press conference here that 39 individuals were captured over having cooperation with Taliban militants and the rest 46 were involved in robberies, harassment, […]

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U.S. commanders say Afghan strategy boosting peace hopes

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

KABUL (Reuters): Increasing prospects of peace talks with the Taliban show the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is working, despite continuing violence and insurgent control of wide areas of the countryside, top U.S. commanders in Afghanistan said on Monday. The comments came as speculation has grown that talks to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan […]

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Kabul, Islamabad vow joint efforts to end Afghan conflict

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Sunday discussed improvement of bilateral relationship, restoration of mutual trust, an end to the ongoing conflict and Islamabad’s sincere cooperation for reconciliation process. Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai said officials from both sides had launched work on implementing the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS). […]

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15 security men killed in Paktika attack

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk SHARANA: Ten border police and five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed during a clash with Taliban militants in southeastern Paktika province, an official said Sunday. A security official in Giyan district, who refused to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents stormed security check-posts in Maani Kandao locality of […]

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Business

CIIE to create opportunities for Pak-China trade

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: The Chinese government official has said that China International Import Expo (CIIE) will create more opportunities for extensive and in-depth trade corporation between Pakistan and China. Gao Zhiqiang, the head of the Sales and Marketing Department of China’s International Import Expo Bureau has said that Pakistan and China’s economies are complementary to […]

Turkey’s annual inflation at 15.85 percent in July

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Consumer prices in Turkey went up by 15.85 percent in July compared to the same month last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Friday. The figure in July was up from 15.39 percent in June, standing at below expectations. According to a group of economists polled by Anadolu Agency on […]

Financial sector resilient despite tightening of macro-financial conditions

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued its flagship annual publication on Friday viz., Financial Stability Review (FSR) for the calendar year 2017. The Review presents performance and risk assessment of various components of the financial sector including banking, non-banking financial institutions, financial markets, exchange companies, non-financial corporates and financial market […]

PepsiCo Foundation announces $100,000 grant to WFP

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Ahead of the start of the academic school year, the PepsiCo Foundation has announced a USD 100,000 grant to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide).This contribution to the WFP will help deliver 400,000 nourishing meals to underserved adolescent female students in the newly-merged […]

Dollar remains firm amid U.S.-China trade war worries

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

TOKYO (Agencies): The dollar firmed against a basket of currencies on Friday and hit a more than 14-month high against the yuan, with markets gripped by worries over escalating trade tensions between the United States and China. China vowed on Thursday to retaliate if the U.S. acted on a threat to raise tariffs on the […]

Apple’s Cook calls $1 trillion value a ‘milestone’

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

CALIFORNIA (Agencies): Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Thursday that the iPhone maker’s $1 trillion market capitalization was “not the most important measure” of the company’s success but was instead a result of its focus on its products, customers and company values. In a memo to Apple’s more than 120,000 employees, Cook called […]

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Sports

Atletico edge Ozil-less Arsenal on penalties

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Singapore (Agencies): New-look Arsenal left out controversy-hit Mesut Ozil but still impressed before they were edged 3-1 on penalties by Europa League champions Atletico Madrid in a friendly on Thursday. Ozil, who caused a furore when he quit German national duty claiming racism, was rested after his World Cup exertions as 17-year-old midfielder Emile Smith […]

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British Boxer Amir Khan greets Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: British boxer of Pakistan origin, Amir Khan on Thursday congratulated Chairman, Pakistan Tekreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan over his party’s victory in the general elections of the country. “Well done for achieving success in the elections, well done to the New Prime Minister of Pakistan”, he said in a congratulatory message to Imran Khan. […]

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Serena says she is being ‘discriminated’

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (BBC): Serena Williams says she is a victim of “discrimination” as she is the most drug tested American tennis player. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion made the claim in a tweet on Tuesday, after doping officials visited her. The American had previously expressed frustration about the volume of her tests earlier this month. […]

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Steven Smith to join Barbados Tridents for upcoming CPL

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Steven Smith is set to play his second T20 tournament after being axed from Australian cricket for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. Smith has now signed with Barbados Tridents for the upcoming CPL season after he played the Global T20 Canada tournament earlier this month. Smith will replace Shakib Al Hasan […]

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Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho avoids Premier League title question

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

LONDON (BBC): Jose Mourinho refused to say whether he thinks his Manchester United squad are strong enough to compete for the Premier League title next season. United have brought in three players for about £68m this summer, and the 55-year-old told ESPN he would like to sign “two more players”. Asked at a news conference […]

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Why German soccer’s response to Mesut Ozil’s racism allegations was spineless

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

BERLIN (Agencies): It did not even take 24 hours. On Sunday afternoon, Mesut Ozil retired from the German national team via a damning letter that accused Germany’s soccer federation, the DFB, of “racism and disrespect.” On Monday morning, before the allegations could be given proper time and thought, the German soccer establishment battled back. “He’s […]

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Fashion

Richa Chadha completes ten years in Bollywood industry

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Richa Chadda won notice right from her first outing – Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! in 2008. But it was Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur (GOW Part 1 and 2 were released in 2012), which established Richa Chadha as a powerhouse performer. As the expletives-spewing wife of a warlord, Nagma Khatoon, […]

Rajkumar Hirani working on ‘Munna Bhai-3’ script

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI:  Rajkumar Hirani has been keeping busy with his upcoming film – Sanju, a biopic on Sanjay Dutt with Ranbir Kapoor playing the lead. Excited for the release of Sanju on June 29, Hirani recently spoke about his Munna Bhai franchise. While the first two were titled Munna Bhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munna […]

John Abraham and Akshay Kumar likely to reunite in ‘Garam Masala-2’

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: John Abraham tried his hand at comedy for the first time in Priyadarshan’s Garam Masala (2005) and since then it became his favorite genre. John’s on-screen chemistry with co-star Akshay Kumar was loved by the fans.  It was after that when these two decided to come together for films like Desi Boys and […]

‘Deadpool’ sequel continues to dominate box office

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening: This time it was 20th Century Fox s “Deadpool 2,” with an estimated $125 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. The Marvel Comics film netted $176 million abroad, the biggest foreign debut ever for […]

Sunny Leone reveals the first look of her debut South movie “ Veeramadevi”

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The makers and director Vadivudayan of Veeramadevi, revealed the first look of Sunny Leone’s debut in south film. The poster features Sunny in a never-seen-before avatar with her eyes in close-up, with a sword in hand as she is in a revenge-seeking mode. And in yet another look, she is riding a […]

Sonakshi Sinha drives a truck in ‘Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi’

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has said that driving a truck in movies is a tough job. The actress said that, “I do have some practice of driving manual cars but truck driving was not easy for me because the mini truck was very old and heavy, it required a lot of strength […]

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Article

Threat of new cold war looms

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2017

Dr Imran Ali Sandano Relations between China and India have remained inconsistent. At times it seems as though both countries are getting along well and at other times not so much. The strategic uncertainty between both counties is exemplified by military standoffs in the Ladakh region of northern India in April 2013 and September 2014 […]

Why Kurdish independence in Iraq was doomed to fail

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2017

Tallha Abdulrazaq Baghdad’s seizure of Kirkuk and swathes of northern Iraq has left the Kurds defeated, divided and displaced. The Iraqi Kurdish people – and their supporters around the world – are still reeling from last week’s dramatic change of fortunes.  Their dream of independence and secession from Iraq ended not with a bang but […]

Our mismanaged resources

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2017

Saddam Hussain “Upon asking for the reason of wiping his paltry footwear with an expansive cloak; a man explained analytically that the shoes are his own property while the cloak is inherited”. A local anecdote is better interpreting the reckless behavior of the nation toward comped assets. The most important among bestowed assets are natural […]

Kashmiris still remember the Black Day of October-27

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2017

Shabidullah Wazir Kashmir is the core political dispute between India and Pakistan and a case of unfinished partition. Pakistan has always provided moral and diplomatic support for the freedom struggle in Kashmir on international forums. The solution to the dispute requires a unitary plebiscite for the whole of J&K under international auspices. UN resolutions call […]

Russia’s visa relaxation shows focus on Far East investment

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2017

Inga Velanskaya Russia will expand its simplified visa regime to eight airports in the Far East region of the country by the end of this year, reflecting a drive by Moscow to further open up the resource-rich, vast area facing the Pacific coast to more investors and tourists. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s backing for the […]

In Kurdistan we need change, not theatrics

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2017

Srwa Abdulwahid Since the end of World War I, the Kurdish people have been a pawn in the hands of players in the Middle East chess game played so hard, and often so bloodily. Throughout these years, all we, the Kurds, asked for was to be given a chance. Give us the opportunity to prove […]

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Editorial

Hinting at unilateral action

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2017

The United States has warned that it will take unilateral action if Pakistan does not cooperate in the implementation of South Asia Strategy. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told to the State Department Press Corps from Geneva that he did not visit Islamabad to lecture or coerce Pakistan but he did tell them to eradicate […]

US-strategic partnership

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2017

Pakistan has expressed concern over the US -India deal of providing drones to the latter. Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in his weekly press briefing said that international powers should be mindful of their global responsibilities before signing such deals. He said US-India deal to provide drones to India will undermine the strategic stability and […]

LNG contract

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2017

The Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi informed the senate that Pakistan is buying the liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at the world’s lowest rate from Qatar. The contract for the purchase of LNG had been signed efficiently and within the least timeframe to cope with the swelling energy crisis. He said the details of the contract […]

Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2017

The Iranian government has written a letter seeking to hold talks on the long stalled gas pipeline project. Iran had completed the construction work in its territory and offered to provide financial assistance for its completion in Pakistan. However, the present government did not accept the Iranian offer due to diplomatic pressure of certain powers […]

Acknowledging the obvious

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2017

Speaking to BBC after meeting the US Secretary of States Rex Tillerson, Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif admitted a “huge trust deficit” between Pakistan and the United States. During his meeting with Pakistani leadership, US Secretary of State repeated President Trump’s call for Pakistan to do more to eradicate militant groups within the country. In response, […]

US déjà vu

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2017

The United States has again raised a bogey of allegations on Pakistan.  The Secretary of States Rex Tillerson after his meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdhullah said in a brief press conference that he would reinforce the demand of finishing terror bases in talks with the leadership in  Pakistan. He […]

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