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Politicians should have same respect as judges, generals: PM Abbasi

By The Frontier Post | May 5, 2018

F.P. Report PASRUR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said that politicians deserve the same respect as judges, generals, and government officials. Addressing a ceremony of the groundbreaking of Sialkot to Pasrur Road in Pasrur, he remarked that a country which doesn’t respect its politicians can never progress. “Politicians are in the front when […]

CJP takes suo motu notice of six labourers killed in Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | May 5, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took on Saturday suo motu notice of the killing of six labourers in Kharan district of Balochistan. Moreover, notices have also been issued to chief secretary Balochistan and Inspector General of Police Balochistan in this regard. The Supreme Court will hear the case at […]

MQM-Pakistan rally tonight will also be a protest, says Sattar

By The Frontier Post | May 5, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan PIB chief Farooq Sattar said that the party rally, which will be held at Liaquatabad’s Tanki Ground tonight, will also be a protest against water and power shortage in Karachi. While speaking to media outside the anti-terrorism court on Saturday, he said when Pakistan Peoples Party held its rally […]

COAS confirms death sentence for 11 hardcore terrorists

By The Frontier Post | May 5, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentence for 11 hardcore terrorists. This was stated in a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday. Three other convicts were also awarded imprisonment. According to the military’s media wing, the terrorists were involved in “heinous offences related […]

Peshawar rapid transit: PTI’s crown jewel in limbo as chairman quits

By The Frontier Post | May 5, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: TransPeshawar – the Urban Mobility Company – that is to run the Bus Rapid Transit in Peshawar, on Saturday witnessed another crisis as Project Chairman Javed Iqbal tendered resignation. The much-delayed project—being considered as crown jewel of Pervez Khattak-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government—is slated to be launched on May-20. As per details […]

Bhutto would have never allowed Benazir’s marriage with Zardari: Musharraf

By The Frontier Post | May 4, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf has revealed that if ex-prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was alive, he would have never allowed his daughter Benazir’s marriage with Asif Ali Zardari. In an interview with a private television channel, Musharraf said that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto didn’t like Zardari family and he always tried to refrain […]

Global

UN Security Council rejects Russian resolution on Syria

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2018

Betul Yoruk ANKARA: The UN Security Council on Saturday rejected Russian resolution condemning joint airstrikes by the U.S., France and the U.K. on Syria. The Security Council convened an emergency meeting at the request of Russia, which condemned US-led airstrikes on Syria overnight. The resolution was rejected as it failed to get 9 votes in […]

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Arab world reacts to US-led airstrikes in Syria

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Several Arab countries have voiced support for a U.S.-led airstrike against Syrian regime’s chemical sites on Saturday. The U.S., France and Britain launched the strikes days after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens in Douma in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. In a statement, Saudi Arabia said it “fully supports” the […]

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Trump says ‘Mission Accomplished!’ after Syria strikes

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP): President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a US-led missile assaulton Syria’s regime as “perfectly executed,” despite the limited nature of the strikes and Russia’s condemnation, which further heightened tensions between the Cold War foes. The UN Security Council was set to meet at Moscow’s request at 1500 GMT over the operation, which was unleashed […]

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US, UK and France’s attack on Syria draws ire from Assad, allies

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2018

DAMASCUS (AP): Western strikes early on Saturday hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital, a monitor said, as the United States (US) announced a joint operation against the Damascus government. “The Western coalition strikes targeted scientific research centres, several military bases, and the bases of the Republican Guard and […]

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Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one martyred

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2018

GAZA BORDER (Reuters): A Palestinian was martyred and more than 200 others wounded during clashes with Israeli troops as thousands gathered in protest along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Gaza officials said. Palestinians hurled stones and burning tyres near the frontier fence, where Israeli army sharpshooters are deployed. Some in the crowd threw firebombs and […]

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Modi breaks silence on eight-year-old’s rape, murder in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2018

NEW DELHI (AFP): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke silence on two rape cases, one in occupied Kashmir and another allegedly involving a lawmaker from his party – the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “I want to assure the nation that no criminal will be spared. Justice will be done. Our daughters will get […]

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Pakistan

Chief of Naval Staff calls on PM; discusses professional matters

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here on Tuesday. The Naval Chief discussed the security situation of the country and other matters pertaining to the Pakistan Navy with the prime minister. During the meeting, PM Khan commended the efforts of Pakistan Navy in […]

CM Punjab seeks inquiry into death of minor girl in Mian Channu

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report MIAN CHANNU: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Tuesday directed the relevant authorities to submit him an inquiry report into death of a minor girl at a public hospital in Mian Channu. Mother of the one-year-old girl, a Thalassemia patient, has alleged that her daughter expired because doctors left her to attend to […]

Kyrgyz Ambassador calls on COAS

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, Erik Beishembiev Tuesday visited the General Headquarters (GHQ) and called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, said a press release issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Matters of mutual interest, including regional security issues, were discussed during […]

Two rickshaws burnt to protest rise in LPG prices

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Rickshaw drivers on Tuesday protested against the increase in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices by burning their rickshaws. The Awami Rickshaw Union set alight two rickshaws in protest including one at Bund Road and another at Thokar Niaz Baig Road. They announced that the movement will continue until their demands are not […]

PM’s travel via helicopter costs around Rs 50-55 per km: Fawad Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry says Prime Minister Imran Khan’s travel via his helicopter costs between Rs 50 and Rs 55 per kilometer. In his interview to a TV channel, the minister said PM Khan’s commute via helicopter doesn’t cost much and it’s around Rs 55 per km. He said helicopter isn’t much […]

Govt committed to put economy back on track: Asad Umar

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Asad Umar Tuesday said the government would take all requisite measures to implement the economic reforms agenda to put the economy back on track. Talking to South Asia Regional Vice President of World Bank, Hartwig Schafer, who called on him here at his office, Asad Umar said the World […]

Afghanistan

Afghan police rescued three government employees from Taliban

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Police recovered two policemen and an engineer of the Public Works Ministry (MoPW) was rescued from Taliban captivity in an operation by police in Wardak province on Saturday. Wardak police told media that Taliban abducted two policemen and an engineer from Ghor province when they were on their way to Kabul Jalrez […]

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Trade deficit poses threat to future, says Ghani

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said Afghanistan’s trade deficit posed a threat to the country’s future, stressing promotion of domestic products. Speaking at a ceremony marking the launch of the 4th National Urban Conference here, Ghani said the unfavorable trade balance was a threat to Afghanistan. The event titled ‘Moving towards Sustainable Cities’ […]

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Explosion hits Kabul as political gathering under way

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2017

KABUL (Al Jazeera): A suicide attacker has killed at least nine people, detonating his vest near a political gathering in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials confirmed. Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid told Al Jazeera that the attacker was stopped at the entrance of the hall, which is usually used for weddings, where he detonated […]

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Abdullah Discusses New US Strategy With VP Pence

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2017

KABUL (TOLONews): National Unity Government (NUG) Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah held a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence at the White House in Washington last Friday night and discussed the new war strategy in Afghanistan, the CEO’s office said in a statement on Saturday. According to the statement during the meeting both sides emphasized […]

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Taliban denies involvement in Kabul suicide attack

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban militants group denied any involvement of the group in Kabul suicide attack on Thursday in which 19 people were killed and dozen other were injured. Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman of Taliban group told Afghan media that Taliban group has no links with the explosion which was occurred in Khair Khana area […]

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Rocket attacks: Karzai asks Pakistan to stop cross border attacks

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai has asked Pakistan to stop cross border attacks in Afghanistan and blamed Pakistan for attacking the Afghanistan land. Karzai said this while talking to media persons on Thursday. He added that the presence and treatment of United State has imposed the recent circumstances and adding that the recent […]

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Business

APOTA announces countrywide strike from Monday

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association (APOTA) has announced to starts countrywide strike in favor of their demands. APOTA has complained that OGRA and National Highway Authority have made promises to them after a similar strike in July this year and it is yet to be fulfilled. It added that APOTA are compelled […]

Telecom: Five companies pays Rs 42.5 bln income tax in five years

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Five cellular companies operating in the country have paid total income tax of over Rs 42.549 billion in the last five fiscal years (2012-13 to 2016-17. The official data revealed that the companies including Zong, Ufone, Mobilink, Telenor and Warid Telecom paid income tax of Rs 6,419.3 million in 2012-13, Rs 10,358.3 […]

Gold, silver prices remain stable in local market

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): International market witnessed a decrease of $3 in gold price on Tuesday, and per ounce rate of gold settled at $1283. Despite fall in international market, price in local markets remained stable at Rs53000 per tola and Rs45248 per ten gram. Similarly, silver price remained stable at Rs730.

Levy of duties aimed at reducing import bill, furthering growth: FBR

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has said the purpose of recently-levied duties is to reduce the import bill, provide enabling atmosphere for competition to local manufacturers and further economic growth of the country. FBR has maintained that during the current financial year, Pakistan has seen a surge in imports. In order to slow […]

SBP deputy sees improvement in security, economic conditions

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Deputy Governor State Bank of Pakistan Mr. Jameel Ahmad while appreciating the reviving economic activities in the country has lauded the impact of improved security conditions attributed much to the operation Zarb-e-Azb, and the on-going operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. “A marked turnaround in retail sales has been observed in metropolises, with positive readings in […]

Increase in import duty may hurt Pak-Afghan trade

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2017

F.P Report ISLAMABAD: Federal government has doubled the regulatory duty on the import of fresh and dry fruits products from Afghanistan. It was reported that the import of fruits and edible items has been temporarily stopped from Afghanistan because of imposition of 50% regularity duty and it will definitely affect the rising trade deficit of the […]

Sports

Coach Mickey Arthur to meet PCB officials

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Head coach Mickey Arthur is expected to meet with officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday where he will be consulted in chalking out future course of action for the team. Arthur, who arrived in Lahore late Sunday night, is set to meet with Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and Director of […]

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PCB receives Champions Trophy prize money from ICC

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) received the Champions Trophy prize money, Rs230 million, from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is ready to distribute it among players. Pakistan beat India in the final to be crowned the 2017 Champions Trophy winners and bagged a total prize money of $2,200,000 (which is approximately Rs230 million) which […]

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Manchester United edges Real Madrid on penalty kicks

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LONDON (AFP): Anthony Martial offered Jose Mourinho a timely reminder of his attacking prowess Sunday despite missing from the spot in Manchester United’s penalty shootout victory over Real Madrid. After a hugely impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, Martial struggled to consistently produce the goods under Mourinho last season — prompting […]

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Aisam wins thriller to clinch Hall of Fame Doubles Championship

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

NEWPORT (AFP): Continuing his superb form this year, Pakistan’s tennis star Aisam ul Haq has added yet another feather to his cap by winning the doubles title of the ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championship, held in Newport. The top seeded pair of Aisam and Rajeev Ram – his partner from the US – defeated […]

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Ashes series under threat from Australia pay dispute, says players union – report

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

MELBOURNE (AFP): Australia’s cricketers union is reportedly warning its players this summer’s home Ashes series might be scrapped, even if a new pay deal can be reached tentatively with Cricket Australia (CA). According to Fairfax Media, the head of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA), Alistair Nicholson, sent an email on Saturday to players, warning the Test series against […]

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Hasan Ali signs up for Caribbean Premier League: sources

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan pacer and Champions Trophy hero Hasan Ali has been signed by West Indies’ popular T20 venture Caribbean Premier League (CPL), sources within the Pakistan Cricket Board said. According to the sources, the star bowler will be featuring for CPL franchise St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, which also boasts the likes of […]

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