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Top judge takes suo motu notice of MPA Imran Ali Shah’s torture on citizen

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo motu notice of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Imran Ali Shah’s torture on citizen, on Saturday. According to reports, CJP Saqib Nisar has sought report of the incident in three days. Syed Imran Ali Shah was recently elected as MPA from PS-129 […]

Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan took the oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday. Earlier on yesterday, PTI Chief defeated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif in the PM election a day. The oath was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain. The oath-taking ceremony was held at the President House. Army chief General Qamar […]

Pakistan committed to cooperate with FATF: Dr. Shamshad says

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Finance Minister, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar Friday here on expressed Pakistan’s commitment to fully cooperate with Asia Pacific Group (APG) and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and support the delegation to complete its task of mutual evaluation. She was talking to the APG delegation that called on her, according to press statement […]

Imran nominates Sardar Usman Buzdar as CM Punjab

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan, who has been elected as country’s prime minister, nominated on Friday Sardar Usman Buzdar for the position of chief minister Punjab. In a video message, Imran Khan explained his decision and shared: “Sardar Usman hails from the most impoverished area of Punjab. These people have no water, […]

Bilawal expresses hope Imran will refrain from politics of hatred as PM

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto in his maiden speech in the National Assembly on Friday expressed hope that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan would refrain from doing politics of hatred in the capacity of prime minister of the country. The PPP chairman addressed the House after Imran Khan was elected 22nd […]

Imran Khan elected as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan has been elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after securing 176 votes during the prime minister elections in National Assembly on Friday. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) received 96 votes in the voting held at Parliament House. According to rules, in a house of 372, the winning candidate was required to […]

Global

Mnangagwa urges nation to move beyond elections

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

HARARE (AP): Zimbabwe’s president has called on the troubled country to unite and “put the election period behind us and embrace the future” in his first public address since winning disputed elections. President Emmerson Mnangagwa was speaking on the Heroes’ Day holiday which commemorates the lives of those who died in this southern African country’s […]

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Iran unveils next generation missile: media

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

TEHRAN (AFP): Iran unveiled a next generation short-range ballistic missile on Monday and vowed to further boost its capabilities, Iranian media said, at a time of rising tensions with the United States. State broadcaster IRIB said the new Fateh Mobin missile had “successfully passed its tests” and could strike targets on land and sea. “As […]

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At least 100 security forces killed in fight for Afghan city

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

GHAZNI (AFP): At least 100 Afghan security forces have been killed as troops backed by US airpower struggled to push the Taliban from embattled Ghazni city, officials said Monday, while residents reported food and medicine shortages four days after fighting began. The Afghan government said it had sent reinforcements to the strategic city, which lies […]

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Erdogan vows action against ‘economic terrorists’ over lira plunge

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

ANKARA (Reuters): President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused “economic terrorists” of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the full force of the law, as authorities launched investigations of those suspected of involvement. The lira currency, which has lost more than 40 percent against the U.S. dollar this year, […]

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US envoy urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): The United States urged Britain on Sunday to ditch its support for a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and instead join forces with Washington to counter the global threat it says Tehran poses. Despite opposition from European allies, U.S. President Trump in May pulled the United States out of a deal between world […]

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Explosion kills 32, injures scores in Syria’s Idlib

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk IDLIB: At least 32 people were killed in an explosion in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province on Sunday, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency. The blast took place in Sarmada district, where civilians displaced from the northern Homs province live, White Helmets director in Idlib Mustafa Haj Youssef told Anadolu Agency. He […]

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PM launches drive to plant 10bn trees in five years

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report HARIPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday launched a countrywide drive here to plant 10 billion trees across the country within five years to counter challenges of global warming and deforestation. The prime minister was accompanied by Chief Minister KP Mehmood Khan, Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, Special Assistant to PM on […]

Million saplings planted under nationwide campaign

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A one-day massive tree plantation campaign “Tree for Pakistan” started on Sunday to plant more than 1.5 million saplings across the country as part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s ten billion tree Tsunami drive. Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said that 10 billion trees will be […]

12 outlaws held with arms, drugs in provincial capital

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The police arrested 12 outlaws including drug pushers and gamblers during separate actions recovered arms and drugs during separate actions in the provincial capital on Sunday. On a tip-off regarding drugs smuggling to Punjab, the police team headed by DSP Garanullah Khan and comprising SHO Sarband Saleem Khan Khalil and ASI Shamas-ul-Haq […]

Sharjeel’s driver, two others sent to prison in liquor case

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: A court here on Sunday sent three suspects to prison on judicial remand in a case pertaining to recovery of bottles of liquor from PPP leader Sharjeel Memon’s hospital room. Police produced the accused – Muhammad Jam, Mushtaq and Shakar Din – before the court which sent them to prison on 14-day […]

Mianwali-Rawalpindi train service from Sept 14: Sheikh Rashid

By The Frontier Post | September 2, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has announced that to launch train service for Mianwali, the ancestral city of Prime Minister Imran Khan. In a video statement here on Sunday, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that Mianwali Express service from Rawalpindi will start from September 14. He further said, “The train will depart from 7am and will […]

Two minors die of viral diseases, malnutrition in Thar

By The Frontier Post | September 2, 2018

F.P. Report THARPARKAR: Two children on Sunday died of viral infections and malnutrition at a government hospital in Tharparkar. Civil Hospital Mithi administration sources said one-month-old Nizamuddin and two-year-old Allah Rakhio were admitted to the hospital for several days for medical treatment. It is pertinent to mention that 60 children have died of viral diseases […]

Afghanistan

15 gunmen dead in airstrike

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Fifteen anti-government gunmen were killed during ground offensive and airstrikes in the Khowakhai district of Logar province, police said Wednesday. The anti-government gunmen had gathered in Sulemankhil, Daryakhil and Gul Muhammadkhil areas of Khowakhai district to conduct attacks when engaged by ground and air forces at approximately 2:00 p.m. (local time), said […]

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Afghan U-15s defeat Kyrgyzstan in CAFA football tournament

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghanistan Under-15s National Football Team defeated Kyrgyzstan during a match of the Central Asian Football Association Under-15s Football Tournament. According to Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), the Afghan Under-15s performed well during their second match on Tuesday and managed to hit two goals during the first round of the match. Both the […]

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Afghanistan bags two gold medals in Taekwondo Champs

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan this week clinched two golds and two bronze medals in the 2018 Jeju Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships, Afghanistan’s Taekwondo Federation officials confirmed. Nisar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai and Farzad Mansoori both clinched gold while Rezaye and Ramesh Hussaini each bagged a bronze medal. Rahimzai won his gold medal after beating opponents […]

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Pentagon modifies contract for purchase of drones for Afghan forces

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US Department of Defense, Pentagon, on Monday informed regarding the modification of the contract for the purchase of ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). “Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is awarded $10,826,778 for modification P00004 to a previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order (N6833518F0050) placed against […]

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Not regretting decision for Unity govt formation

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Chief Executive of the National Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah says he is not regretting his decision for the formation of the National Unity Government. The Office of the Chief Executive in a statement said Mr. Abdullah made the remarks during a meeting with the members of Haqeeqat Group. The members of […]

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Key Taliban commanders among 10 killed in blast

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk SHABARGHAN/HERAT: Two shadow district governors among 10 Taliban gunmen were killed in a bomb blast and clash in Farah and Jowzjan provinces, officials said Tuesday. A roadside bomb reportedly planted by Daesh fighters in Bibi Maryam area of Darzab district, Jowazjan province, exploded on Taliban, said Muhammad Raza Ghafoori, spokesman of Jowzjan governor. […]

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Business

Vietnam court jails 46 bankers over loan scam

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

HANOI (AFP): A court in Vietnam convicted 46 former bankers and businessmen of corruption on Monday over a multimillion-dollar lending scam spearheaded by the once-powerful chairman of Vietnam’s Construction Bank. It is the latest in a series of major banking trials aimed at cleaning up the opaque sector long plagued by bad debts, corruption and […]

White goods production up 30% in last 5 years

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The production of white goods in Turkey rose by 30 percent in the last 5 years, reaching 28.4 million units, according to the White Goods Manufacturers’ Association of Turkey (TURKBESD). Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ergun Guler, head of TURKBESD, said that 12.1 million items were sold in the refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher […]

Indra Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo chief executive

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi is to step down after 12 years at the helm. She is among the world’s most prominent female business leaders and has consistently appeared on Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful women, ranking 11th in 2017. PepsiCo shares have risen 78% since she took the job […]

HSBC ‘cautiously optimistic’ about growth despite trade tensions

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): HSBC said it was “cautiously optimistic” about global growth as it announced a 4.6% increase in pre-tax profit for the first half of 2018. The bank said Asian economies remained robust despite growing trade tensions between China and the US. It also said its contingency plans for Brexit had not changed, despite […]

WS flat on trade worries, mixed results

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): US stock indexes were little changed on Monday as investors weighed an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China, and a mixed bag of corporate results. China proposed a set of differentiated tariffs on $60 billion worth of US imports last week, retaliating to the Trump administration’s plans of 25 […]

Turkey: Domestic tourism expenditure up nearly 25 per cent

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey’s domestic tourism expenditure rose 24.9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, according to the country’s statistical authority on Monday. TurkStat reported that domestic tourists’ expenditures — including individual and package tour expenditures — from January to March totaled 6.3 billion Turkish liras ($1.65 billion), compared to spending of […]

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Sports

Rabada, Shamsi star in five-wicket win

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

DAMBULLA (Agencies): Fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and spinner Tabraiz Shamsi picked up four wickets each to set up South Africa’s five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at Dambulla on Sunday. Rabada, who took 4-41, inflicted the early damage while left-arm spinner Shamsi provided the late breakthroughs with his 4-33 as South […]

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Muhammad Inam to miss Asian Games following injury

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan’s top wrestler and 2018 Commonwealth gold medalist Muhammad Inam will be missing the Asian Games next month due to injury. Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF) however believes that the country has a good chance of winning medals despite the set-back. Inam who suffered an injury at the training camp in earlier this […]

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Barcelona topple Tottenham on penalties after 2-2 draw

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

California (Agencies): Summer signing Arthur marked his Barcelona bow with a mouthwatering goal, as the La Liga champions beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Pasadena, California. Both sides were without their big names for the International Champions Cup clash, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Harry Kane and […]

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Murray, Azarenka handed wild cards for Cincinnati Open

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Former world number ones Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka have been handed wild cards to compete at the Cincinnati Open next month, the tournament’s organisers have said. Murray pulled out of this year’s Wimbledon saying his right hip was still not ready for the demands of a Grand Slam. That was after the […]

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Rashid hits back at Vaughan over ‘stupid’ comments

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

London (Agencies): England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has hit back at Michael Vaughan after the former captain described his selection for the first Test against India as “ridiculous”. Rashid was included in a 13-man squad even though he has opted out of playing first-class County Championship cricket for Yorkshire this season. His selection for next week’s […]

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Pakistan will prosper under Imran Khan: Sarfraz Ahmed

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has backed Imran Khan to change the fortunes of the country after World Cup winner’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, found success in the recent elections in Pakistan. Sarfraz congratulated the former skipper for his brilliant show in the elections and has said that Pakistan will find success under […]

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Fashion & Movies

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will perform at the closing ceremony of IPL in Mumbai

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With the end of the Indian Premier League approaching quickly, everyone is excited about the performances that are going to happen during the closing ceremony of the cricket series. Like every year this year too IPL is expected to have its grand finale with some scintillating performances. Apart from Race 3 Jodi, […]

Tabu joins star-cast of ‘Bharat’ with Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: One of the projects that is taking shape slowly and steadily and is drawing everyone’s attention is undoubtedly Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra starrer, Bharat. What’s adding to our curiosity around the film is its extended cast. Just recently we told you that Disha Patni’s name has been added to the star-cast. […]

No intention to work in Bollywood movies, says Iman Ali

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistani model and actress Iman Ali has said that she has no plan to work in the movies across the border. In a statement, Iman said that new entries in fashion and television industry have introduced latest fabric designs. She said that she always prefers quality script. The actress added that likes […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Moscow nears ‘mission accomplished’ in Syria

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2017

Sami Moubayed By the end of this year, Syria will be free of Islamic State, apart from small pockets that will disappear with time. Russian President Vladimir Putin will have achieved what he set out to with his Syria intervention back in September 2015: to rid the country of armed jihadist groups, while empowering his […]

The story of Pakistan’s Tattered Economy – Foreign Debt and the Twin Deficits

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2017

Shabbir Ahmad With sky high foreign debt, rising imports, declining exports and widening fiscal deficit, Pakistan’s economy is going through a challenging phase. The KSE-100 index has dropped 25% during the last four months. Earlier this year, it progressed to its all-time high points (52,876) but that progress proved to be short lived. Speaking of […]

Idlib: the next chapter in Syria’s humanitarian tragedy

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2017

Muhammad Ghazi Idlib province in northwestern Syria, is the last bastion of resistance to Assad in the war-weary country. It now faces a humanitarian catastrophe. Idlib province in Syria has long been condemned to underdevelopment, one does not have to look far to see this. The people boast that when the father of Bashar al […]

D-8

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2017

Hatice Karahan Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey… The Developing Eight, also known as D-8, created by these emerging economies, are gathering at a summit in Istanbul today. The 20-year efforts to boost cooperation are aimed at strengthening the presence of these countries in the world’s economy. Indeed, 2016 data reveals that […]

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Editorial

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 […]

Tillerson’s visit

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2017

The policy makers have workout their agenda for talks with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is arriving in Islamabad on his maiden visit to enlist Pakistan’s help for American efforts to reach a peaceful solution in Afghanistan. Tillerson visit comes amid a surge in violence in Afghanistan where the US led coalition […]

Fiscal indiscipline

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2017

The debt burden is piling up at a rapid pace as the federal government domestic debt has increased to 15.4 trillion by the end of July and half of it comprised short term loans. A net increase of 1.534 trillion was recorded in the domestic debt in the past one year which is 11 percent […]

Istanbul declaration

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2017

D-8 summit meeting ended with Istanbul declaration which envisages closer economic and cultural cooperation between the member states. It was agreed to establish a” D-8 Project Support Fund “to sustain the ongoing and completed projects. The declaration underlined the progress in civil aviation and development of all modes of transportation for efficient connectivity among the […]

Trust deficit

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2017

During the weekly briefing, the spokesperson of foreign office, said that the recent engagements between the officials of Pakistan and USA has been productive for bilateral relationship. He said these developments from both sides have yielded positive results especially owing to the visit of US delegation to Pakistan and the meeting between PM Shahid Khaqan […]

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