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Shehbaz calls for ‘grand dialogue’ over ties with India, Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Hinting at anger of security establishment over his elder brother, former Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, who is also President of the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), Saturday called for a ‘grand dialogue’ to develop a ‘national narrative’ regarding ties with India and Afghanistan. Speaking to editors, […]

PML-N’s Bilal Virk announces defection to PTI

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: PML-N Member of National Assembly (MNA) from Sheikhupura, Chaudhry Bilal Ahmed Virk, has decided to join PTI. The lawmaker formally announced his decision after meeting with the PTI chief at his residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, Virk expressed complete confidence in PTI’s leadership and the party’s manifesto. “Imran […]

SC orders ATC to hear Model Town case on daily basis

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Supreme Court ordered on Saturday the anti-terrorism court (ATC) to hear the Model Town case on daily basis. A two-member bench of Supreme Court Lahore Registry, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, heard the suo motu case on delay in the provision of justice to the victims of […]

Rao would issue directives from armored vehicle, ATC informed

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2018

KARACHI: An important shooter of Rao Anwar team was remanded by local anti terrorism court into police remand for seven days in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder Case here on Friday. Shakeel Ahmed was arrested last night during raid by Shah Latif Police Station, where he was deputed before escaping. Ahmed was close aide of Naqeebullah Mehsud. […]

Disqualification duration will remain until those delivering verdicts are in seats: Maryam

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2018

F.P. Report SIALKOT: Pakistan Muslime League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz Friday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification term would remain until those delivering verdicts are there in seats. Addressing a convention of the workers here, she without naming anyone, said that they had been trying to minus Nawaz Sharif but everytime Nawa z […]

Former FBI Director James Comey’s book sends shock wave towards Trump

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2018

Former FBI director James Comey says President Donald Trump asked him to investigate the salacious allegations from the so-called “dossier” to “prove that it didn’t happen” and said it would be “terrible” if his wife Melania Trump would believe them to be true. In an exclusive interview ahead of the April 17 release of his […]

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Russia to expel 23 British diplomats: foreign ministry

By The Frontier Post | March 17, 2018

MOSCOW (AFP): Russia announced Saturday it will expel 23 British diplomats and halt the activities of the British Council in response to London’s “provocative” measures over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter. “Twenty three diplomatic staff at the British embassy in Moscow are declared persona non grata and to be […]

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Rohingya returnees won’t be kept in camps ‘forever’: Myanmar official

By The Frontier Post | March 17, 2018

MAUNGDAW (AFP): A Myanmar official in Rakhine state said Saturday that Rohingya refugees who return will not be held in newly-built camps “forever,” as concerns mount over a vexed repatriation process and efforts to reshape communities in the crisis-hit state. Ye Htut, the administrator of Maungdaw district, was speaking to reporters on a government-chaperoned trip […]

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Ten dead as Philippine plane crashes into house

By The Frontier Post | March 17, 2018

PHILIPPINE (AFP): Ten people were killed when a small plane crashed into a house just outside the Philippine capital on Saturday, police and aviation officials said. The twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after taking off in Plaridel town, killing all five aboard as well as three children, a mother and a grandmother from the family in […]

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No power in world can separate Kashmir from India: Rajnath Singh

By The Frontier Post | March 17, 2018

NEW DELHI (AFP): Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said no power in the world can take Kashmir away from India and if need be, forces can cross border to protect India’s territorial integrity. “Kashmir is, was and will always be ours. No one can take it from us,” Singh said, addressing the […]

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Britain says likely that Russia’s Putin made decision for nerve agent attack

By The Frontier Post | March 16, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday that it was overwhelmingly likely that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself made the decision to use a military-grade nerve toxin to strike down a former Russian agent on English soil. “We have nothing against the Russians themselves. There is to be no Russophobia as a […]

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US helicopter crash in Iraq kills all seven aboard: military

By The Frontier Post | March 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): All personnel aboard a US military helicopter carrying American service members were killed in a crash in western Iraq, the US Central Command said on Friday. Central Command did not say how many people were killed in the crash late on Thursday. A US military official told on Thursday the US HH-60 Pave […]

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Pakistan

Dismissed constable involved in Faisalabad fake encounter: police

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: A dismissed constable was among the policemen involved in a fake encounter in Faisalabad that left two students dead earlier this week, confirmed police spokesperson Inspector Amir Waheed. Speaking to media, Inspector Waheed said that Constable Faisal was present at the Ali Town check-post with ASI Javaid. “We will definitely interrogate with […]

Experts being consulted to counter challenges facing Pakistan: Babar Awan

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan on Saturday said exceptionally adroit people from different fields were being consulted to counter top challenges facing Pakistan. Talking to media outside Bani Gala, he said open discussions in this regard were underway. Laying out the course of actions the PTI government would take, Babar said […]

SHC stops recounting but seeks Vawda details of dual nationality

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court Saturday gave Faisal Vawda, the PTI leader who was declared returned candidate from NA-249, a relief by dismissing application of Shehbaz Sharif for recounting. However, the High Court bench sought details of his dual nationality in another petition by PPP leader Qadir Khan Mandokhail. The SHC issued notice […]

Rapist at large after raping teenage girls at Karachi’s farmhouse

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: A sixteen-year old girl was Friday drugged before she was raped here at a farmhouse Gulshan-e-Maymar outskirt of Karachi, police said Senior Superintendent of Police Malir Munir Shaikh told The Frontier Post that alleged rapist has also tried to kill the girl but she survived. The sixteen-year old, Shaikh told, is a […]

NAB’s aim is corruption free Pakistan: Chairman

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman, NAB, Justice (R) Javed Iqbal has said that NAB’s “Accountability for All” Anti-Corruption Strategy proved excellent which will continue across the board. NAB is determined to make Pakistan corruption free country. He was chairing a meeting to review latest progress on the implementation status of the decisions and measures taken by […]

Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar file plea against avenfield verdict

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Jailed former prime minister, his daughter and son-in-law on Friday filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court against the verdict of an accountability court in Avenfield reference, seeking their release from the jail. It is pertinent to mention that Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by NAB at Lahore […]

Afghanistan

US defense chief, NATO head on surprise Kabul visit

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL:  Over a dozen rockets hit Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport Wednesday, an hour after the U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis landed in the capital along with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish told Anadolu Agency there was no damage from the rockets that landed “near the airport”. […]

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Afghanistan’s only female governor replaced by man

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2017

KABUL (AFP): Afghanistan´s only female provincial governor has been replaced by a man, an official said Wednesday, in a blow to women politicians in the patriarchal country. Masooma Muradi had faced strong resistance from religious conservatives and political opponents since her appointment in 2015 as governor of Daikundi, a remote province in central Afghanistan. “I […]

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20 rockets land near Kabul international airport

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Ministry of Interior confirmed that as many as 20 rockets landed near Kabul International airport and in surrounding areas and after the attacks the authorities cancelled several flights. Najib Danish, spokesman of Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that no causalities was reported in the attack and adding that after the attack, the […]

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Three policemen killed in Farah

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2017

Monitoring Desk HERAT: As many as three police men were killed in a bomb blast and clash on Tuesday in Pusht-e-Rod district in Farah province. Farah governor’s spokesman, Muhammad Nasir Mehri told local media that a bomb blast occurred near a security checkpoint in Masao area in the limits of Pusht-e-Rod district. He added that […]

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Trump asks Ghani to close Taliban office in Qatar

By The Frontier Post | September 26, 2017

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has asked the Afghanistan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani to close the Taliban office in Qatar and apparently its is move of increasing the pressure on the Taliban group as part of the new US policy to counter the terrorism in the region. President Trump has discussed the […]

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Former jihadi commander shod dead in Nangarhar province

By The Frontier Post | September 26, 2017

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: The unknown gunmen shot dead a former jihadi commander in Nangarhar province. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khugiyani told local media that the unknown gunmen opened fire on a former jihadi commander identified as Ewaz Khan in Chaparhar district, leaving him dead on the spot. The criminals managed to escape from the crime […]

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Business

Saudi budget deficit halves after reforms, oil rebound

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

JEDDAH (AFP): The ultra-conservative kingdom has moved to diversify its traditionally oil-dependent economy following a sharp fall in crude prices. The budget deficit dropped by 51 percent to 72 billion riyals ($19.2 billion, 16.2 billion euros) in the first half of 2017, the finance ministry announced. “This result reflects an improvement in the management of […]

North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2017

DANDONG (REUTERS): Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labour across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labeled ‘Made in China’ and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea to produce cheap […]

Finance Minister lauded for clearing refund claims of Rs 23 bln

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) lauded Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for clearing pending refunds of Rs 23 billion, terming is a step which will encourage exporters and taxpayers. “The government has fulfilled its promise to the business community for clearing their refunds dues where Refund Payment Orders were […]

Britain says will not stay in EU via ‘back door’

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2017

Web Desk LONDON: After weeks of feuding, two key figures in Britain’s cabinet came together Sunday to say any post-Brexit transition would not be a “back door” to continued European Union membership. Finance Minister Philip Hammond, who favours a softer, pro-business Brexit, and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, a hardline supporter of Britain leaving the […]

Trade deficit widens by 55 percent in July 2017

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Trade deficit in the first month of the new fiscal year widened by 55 percent whereas exports registered an increase of 10.58 percent. According to the figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics the July trade deficit widened by 55 percent to 3.204 billion dollars as against 2 billion dollars of […]

Pakistan Stock Exchange loses 1500 points this week

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

Web Desk KARACHI:  The dark shadows of political fallout rule the Pakistan Stock Exchange during the outgoing week where the index lost more than 1500 points where volume also dipped sharply because of lack interest of seasoned investors and financial institutions. The week started off on a bearish note with index declining by 3.4 percent […]

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