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Shehbaz demands formation of parliamentary body to probe into ‘election rigging’

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif Friday decried alleged rigging in the recently held general election. Addressing the National Assembly after losing to Imran Khan in the polling for the slot of prime minister, Shehbaz questioned the legitimacy of the July 25 election. “A political party was targeted in the election. […]

Money laundering case: No arrest warrants for Zardari, clarifies Naik

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Farooq H Naik, lawyer of former president Asif Ali Zardari has rejected the media reports that arrest warrants of PPP Co-chairman were issued in money laundering case on Friday. According to reports of private news channel, a banking court in Karachi issued arrest warrants for Asif  Zardari on Friday. Farooq H Naik […]

Governor KP Iqbal Zafar Jhagra resigns

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Iqbal Zafar Jhagr has tendered his resignation from the post of governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Friday. He has forwarded his resignation to President Mamnon Hussain and after administering oath to Chief Minister Mahmud Khan. Jhagra’s resignation follows the resignation tendered by Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair and Punjab Governor Rafiq Rajwana. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s […]

Mahmud Khan takes oath as CM KP

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Mahmud Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday took oath as new Chief Minister (CM) of Khyber Pakthunkhwa during a ceremony held at Governor House, Peshawar on Friday. Governor KP, Engr Iqbal Zafar Jhagra administered oath to CM Mahmud Khan and Mahmud became the 22nd Chief Minister of the province. The oath […]

Navjot Singh Sidhu reaches Lahore to attend Imran’s oath-taking ceremony

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Lahore via Wagah border on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan. Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician, Sidhu will travel to Islamabad for the oath-taking ceremony which is scheduled to be held on August 18. While talking to media persons in Lahore, Sidhu said that […]

Apex court allows overseas Pakistanis to vote in by-elections

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has allowed overseas Pakistanis to exercise their right of vote in by-polls. While the hearing a petition o Friday filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and others seeking voting rights for overseas Pakistanis. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has directed the Election Commission […]

Global

Saudi: Holy sites for worship, not politics

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAKKAH: The holy sites in Saudi Arabia are for worship, not for political slogans, the imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah said Sunday. “The holy sites are places for worship, not for political slogans or sectarian or religious strike,” Abdul Rahman as-Sudais said in a statement. Around 3.5 million Muslims are preparing […]

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Tens of thousands rally for removal of US base off

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

TOKYO (AP): Tens of thousands of protesters in Okinawa vowed to stop the planned relocation of a US military base, saying they want it off the southern Japanese island entirely. Opponents of the relocation say the plan to move US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from a crowded neighborhood to a less populated coastal site […]

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No one can ‘obliterate’ Taiwan’s existence: Tsai

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

TAIPEI (Reuters): Vowing that “no one can obliterate Taiwan’s existence”, President Tsai Ing-wen left on Sunday for the United States and two of its remaining diplomatic allies, amid pressure from China to try to stamp out references to the island internationally. China, which claims self-ruled and democratic Taiwan as its own, has stepped up a […]

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Malians vote in presidential runoff

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

BAMAKO (AP): Malians are voting Sunday in a second round presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. He faces off against opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. Sunday’s polls opened to light rain and light turnout. Many worry that the […]

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Maduro says would take FBI help over murder plot

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

CARACAS (AFP): President Nicolas Maduro has said he would allow FBI agents come to Venezuela to help investigate a recent alleged plot to kill him with explosive drones but with conditions. If US officials confirm “the offer for the FBI to investigate links in Florida with the assassination plan… I would agree for the FBI […]

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‘Trump’s tariffs, sanctions destroy jobs and growth’

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

BERLIN (Reuters): German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has sharply criticized US President Donald Trump’s tariffs and sanctions policies, saying such measures were destroying jobs and growth and that Europe would not bow to US pressure regarding Iran. The United States has triggered a bitter tit-for-tat trade dispute with import tariffs meant to protect American jobs […]

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Pakistan

Auction of luxury vehicles on September 17

By The Frontier Post | September 2, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: As many as 102 luxury cars will be up for auction on September 17 at the Prime Minister’s Office under the austerity campaign of the PTI government. According to the latest advertisement, the fleet for auction includes 27 bullet-proof vehicles, several latest models of non-protected cars as well as vintage models. Potential […]

CM Buzdar announces anti-encroachment campaign across Punjab

By The Frontier Post | September 2, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar announced on Sunday an anti-encroachment operation against land mafia and illegal encroachments across the province. CM Buzdar said that the campaign will begin from affluent and influential people and no political pressure will be considered during the campaign. He said that the operation will be done without […]

NAB grills Babar Awan over delay in Nandipur Project case: sources

By The Frontier Post | September 2, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) questioned a prime minister’s aide over the Nandipur Power Project case, sources said. Dr Babar Awan, the adviser to the prime minister on parliamentary affairs, was questioned by the anti-graft body for three hours over allegedly delaying the Nandipur Project during the tenure of the Pakistan Peoples Party’s […]

DG ISPR thanks Pakistan media for highlighting martyrs’ sacrifices

By The Frontier Post | September 2, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor on Sunday thanked Pakistani media for highlighting the sacrifices of martyrs for the sake of the motherland. In a tweet, the DG ISPR while hailing the Pakistani media said that it had played a key role in informing the nation. The […]

PM Imran Khan launches ‘Plant for Pakistan’ drive

By The Frontier Post | September 2, 2018

F.P. Report HARIPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the one-day tree plantation campaign on Sunday by planting a sapling here in the city. The prime minister was accompanied by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan as he took part in the drive. The Plant for Pakistan is part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  government’s billion tree Tsunami […]

Model Anam Tanoli ‘commits suicide’ in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | September 2, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistani model and fashion designer Anam Tanoli was found dead in her house in Lahore’s Defence area on Saturday. According to details, the 26-year-old model was found hanging from the ceiling inside her room. Subsequently, she was shifted to the Lahore General Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Samples have been sent to a […]

Afghanistan

Rockets hit residential area Kabul

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least three people were wounded in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday as multiple rockets firing from an unknown direction hit a residential area, an official confirmed. Hashmat Stanikzai, spokesman for the Afghan National Police (ANP) in Kabul, told Anadolu Agency the rockets landed in the city’s Afshar area, wounding at […]

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Over 70 Nangarhar officials detained over negligence

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: More than 70 security officials have been arrested over negligence in duty and other issues in eastern Nangarhar province, Governor Hayatullah Hayat said Tuesday. Talking to Afghan media, Hayat said the arrests were part of his pledge to improve security in the province after taking over as the governor two months back. […]

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EU, UN to build houses for 3,000 Nangarhar families

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: The European Union and the United National are building residential houses for 3,000 deserving families at a cost of $32 in Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday. UN Settlements Programme (UN HABITAT) Director Sayed Malook Sherzad assured Nangarhar Governor Hayatullah Hayat of implementing the programme soon. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, […]

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We want Saudi to help us in peace implementation

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani on Monday called Saudi Arabia a strategic partner of Afghanistan in the peace process, asking the gulf country to cooperate with Afghanistan in implementation and ensuring peace. President Ghani expressed the views during a meeting with the members of Afghanistan Ulema Council and High Peace Council (HPC). A statement […]

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Fierce fighting underway in Zabul’s Atghar district

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk QALAT: Taliban insurgents on Monday claimed capturing the Atghar district of southern Zabul province, but local officials rejected the assertion and said intense clashes were underway. Abdul Qayyum, the district’s administrative chief, told Afghan News men the militants staged predawn attacks on the district centre at 2am. The clashes continued till morning, he […]

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Reports about fall of Atghar district rejected

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan officials on Monday rejected the reports about the collapse of Zabul’s Atghar district into the hands of Taliban. Talking to Afghan media outlet, Zabul governor’s spokesman Gul Islam Sayal said dozens of Taliban attacked security outposts in Atghar district of Zabul province. The Afghan forces offered resistance, he added. The […]

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Business

German industrial orders collapse in June

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk FRANKFURT: Industrial orders in Germany fell more than expected June, official data showed Tuesday, as global trade tensions weighed on Europe’s top economy. New contracts at industrial firms plunged four percent month-on-month, federal statistics authority Destatis said in figures adjusted for seasonal swings, following a 2.6 percent increase in May. Analysts surveyed by […]

China’s Didi to invest $1B in its rebranded driver services business

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Didi Chuxing is going pedal to the metal for its automobile services business after it announced it will invest $1 billion into the division, which is also getting a rebrand. The Chinese ride-hailing firm had been tipped to spin out the business and raise $1.5 billion from investors ahead of an IPO, […]

Tokyo stocks close lower amid fear of US-China trade war

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed lower on Monday with investors sitting on the sidelines as US-China trade war fears ramped up and the yen appreciated. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index inched down 0.08 percent, or 17.86 points, to close at 22,507.32 while the broader Topix index was down 0.56 percent, or 9.68 points, at 1,732.90.  

Pakistan earns over $3.630b from export of transport services

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The transport services by Pakistan in other countries increased by 3.29 percent during the first eleven months of financial year 2017-18 compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan exported transport services worth $3630.695 million in July-May (2017-18) against the exports of services worth $3514.894 million in July-May (2016-17), showing 3.29 […]

POL local production up by 13.53 per cent

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The production of petroleum products witnessed 13.53 percent increase during the fiscal year 2017-18 as compared to the corresponding period of the last year. According to latest data of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the petroleum products that contributed in positive growth included motor spirits, output of which grew by 18.31 […]

Tea imports up 5.36% to $551.8m

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The imports of tea into the country witnessed growth of 5.36 percent during the fiscal year 2017-18 as compared to the last financial year (2016-17), according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).Pakistan imported tea worth $551.881 million during the fiscal year under review against the imports of $523.790 million, the PBS data […]

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Sports

Hope Imran runs Pakistan like he led his team: Kapil Dev

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Felicitations are pouring in from across the world for Imran Khan after his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged victorious in the polls, among all the well-wishers ex-Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has also turned up to praise Khan and his leadership charisma. Kapil Dev said that he is very happy for him and also […]

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Akram poised to replace Sethi as PCB chief

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

ISLAMABAD (INP): The victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the general elections is set to shake up the institutional structure of Pakistan with major changes in the top brass of state-owned institutions. As Imran Khan is sure to take charge as the next Prime Minister of the country, his long-time friend Wasim Akram is expected to […]

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Ronaldo fined $3.7m in tax evasion case

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

MADRID (Agencies): Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo will pay a 3.2 million euro ($3.7m) fine after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish authorities. Ronaldo, 33, will also be sentenced to 24 months in prison as part of the deal, officials said on Friday, though he is unlikely to serve the jail term as Spanish law […]

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Mathews is key to Sri Lanka’s World Cup hopes: Sangakara

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

COLOMBO (Agencies): Kumar Sangakkara has hailed the importance of Angelo Mathews to Sri Lanka’s chances at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The Sri Lankan batting legend, who is the only player in history to score four consecutive centuries at the Cricket World Cup, believes Sri Lanka need Mathews’ all-round ability to be able to […]

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Steyn to retire from white ball cricket after 2019 WC

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

MUMBAI (Agencies): Plagued by injuries over the last couple of years, veteran South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is aiming to retire from limited overs cricket after the 2019 World Cup in England. “I will be trying to get to that World Cup (in England). But after the World Cup I don’t see myself playing […]

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Spinner Rashid recalled to England squad for first test against India

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

HEADINGLEY (Agencies): Adil Rashid has been recalled to the England squad for the first test against India, despite the leg-spinner saying he wanted to focus on limited-overs cricket. The 30-year-old signed a white-ball only contract with his county Yorkshire in February but said he “was not finished” with the longest format of the game. Rashid, […]

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Fashion & Movies

‘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 […]

Japanese film ‘Shoplifters’ wins top prize at Cannes film festival

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk CANNES: “Shoplifters”, a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser. Spike Lee accepted the runner-up Grand Prix for “BlacKkKlansman”, a searing broadside against racism with the […]

Priyanka Chopra reaches London to attend royal wedding

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, one of the royal wedding’s most anticipated guests, has arrived in London to watch her friend Meghan Markle walk down the aisle. Chopra arrived in London on Friday in the perfect pre-wedding look — a plaid suit from Alberta Ferretti. The actor also shared pictures on her Instagram […]

‘Raazi’ earns Rs 60 crore in first week

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Raazi has been sailing smoothly on its journey towards the prestigious Rs 100 crore club and it will be no shocker if the film grosses over it. The cast and crew of the film recently held an event to celebrate the success of the film with the media as well and all […]

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Articles

Women in the Middle East and why #MeToo matters

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2017

Nadine Sayegh The #MeToo campaign following the wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein resonates with women globally. “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me Too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem,” may be something you have come across on your […]

The ones who walk away: The neglect of child refugees in Europe

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2017

Farhan Mujahid Chak European nations are setting a new benchmark for neglect in the face of the worst hum-anitarian crisis of our time. “With a clamor of bells that set the swallows soaring, the Festival of Summer came to the city” – the fabled city of Omelas. It was a marvelous city, the ornament of […]

Trump’s UNESCO and Iran decision

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2017

Abdullah Muradoglu Donald Trump has announced that the US would unilaterally withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal if Congress did not find a way out within 60 days. The US has also withdrawn from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the grounds that it acts prejudiced against Israel. Trump withdrew the […]

State apathy offers chances to Gladiators re-arrival into the tribal belt

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2017

Muhammad Shoaib The war on terror, against, the so called Al-Qaeda leadership started by Imperial powers in Afghanistan, after the 9/11 incident. Unfortunately, the war also joined by Pakistan that greatly destroyed our peace and progress. Slowly and gradually, the whole intensity of this alien conflict shifted into Tribal Areas. It became an epicenter of […]

Hawks vs culture vultures: Why the US is pulling out of UNESCO

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2017

Neil Clark The US decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific, and cultural agency, is a further example of the contempt the world’s superpower has for the idea of the equality of nations – the principle on which the UN was founded. In what’s been quite a year for the US pulling out […]

JFK, CIA, Mafia and Castro – Trump can finally allow the truth to emerge from the shadows

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2017

John Lee Top secret files are due to be declassified this month in a move that could bring closure to one of the most traumatic events in US history – the assassination of President John F Kennedy. A law was signed by former President George H.W. Bush in 1992 mandating the release of all documents […]

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Editorial

HEC gimmicks

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2017

Chairman Higher Education Commission, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad while discussing the research and academic activities with the faculty of Women University Swat, urged result oriented research in higher education institutions. There is no denying the fact that universities should work as the centers of quality research and imparting contemporary knowledge to the students. HEC acts like […]

Quetta terror attack

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2017

At least seven policemen were killed and 22 injured in an explosion in the Sariab Mill area of Quetta. A road side bomb exploded and hit a vehicle carrying 35 police personals on Quetta Sibi road. Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed that six policemen had lost their lives and 22 others injured. He said […]

US drone attack

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2017

At least five people were killed in a drone attack which took place in Kurram Agency, yesterday evening. The strike targeted a house in remote Ghuz Ghari village close to Pak Afghan border. Five bodies were recovered from the rubble which included a militant commander Abu Bakar Umar. The political administration has confirmed that the […]

Conflicting numbers

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2017

There is glaring disagreement between the ministry of finance and World Bank (WB) over the debt repayment obligation for the financial year 2017-18. In a recent report the WP has estimated Pakistan’s external repayment obligation at $ 31 billion which raised the public concern that the country may have not enough resources to meet these […]

Fundamentals of democracy

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2017

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Pakistan first coal, clinker terminal at Port Qasim, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said democracy is sine qua non for the progress and prosperity of the country and its people. He credited the people for their decision in favor of democratic system and noted that continuity of the system would […]

Cliché of democracy!

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2017

PML (N) leadership often make tall claims of democracy and strengthening the democratic institutions but in practice their attitude is all along against the democratic norms and rule of law. It is the submission to the rule of law that provides conducive environment for the stability of the democracy in a country. Accepting the verdicts […]

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