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ECC meeting to consider 20% increase in electricity tariff  

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar will chair a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Monday (today) to consider 20 percent increase in power tariff. According to details, the ECC meeting in which two items, electricity tariff and a subsidy for consumers of agricultural tube wells in Balochistan will be discussed. The […]

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PM Imran to leave for Saudi Arabia today

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Saudi Arabia on Monday (today) to participate in the two-day “Future Investment Initiative (FII),” conference. The FII is scheduled to start on Tuesday and PM Imran is visiting on the special invitation of King Salman. PM will aim to highlight the country’s economic potential and […]

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20 killed, 35 injured in DG Khan road mishap

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2018

F.P. Report DERA GHAZI KHAN: As many as twenty people, including three brothers, were killed and 35 others were injured after two passenger buses collided on late Sunday night near Ghazi Ghat area of DG Khan. According to rescue officials the injured were shifted to a hospital for treatment and an emergency was declared at […]

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PTI leads in NA-247, PS-111, ANP wins PK-71, Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Unofficial and initial results show that PTI candidate Aftab Hussain Siddiqui leads with 27,610 votes against MQM’s Sadiq Iftikhar who has bagged 12, 452 votes in NA-247, Karachi. Qaisar Nazamani  of PPP is third with  10, 190 votes. In PK-71, ANP candidate Salahuddin has emerged victor by getting 11, 257  votes against […]

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Political parties should bring joint resolution against govt: Zardari

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said all political parties need to jointly bring a resolution against that the government, predicting that it won’t be able to function for long. “Neither is the government going to continue, nor can it run the country,” he said at an event held […]

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Diplomatic enclave row: Woman who threatened cops sent to jail on judicial remand

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A judicial magistrate on Sunday ordered Dr Shehla Shakeel Sethi be sent to jail on judicial remand for threatening police personnel for not allowing her into the diplomatic enclave. Dr Shehla Sethi appeared before the magistrate earlier today, who rejected her lawyer’s plea for bail and sent her on a 14-day judicial remand. […]

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Global

Pompeo arrives in Riyadh for Khashoggi talks

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday met Saudi King Salman in Riyadh for talks on missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The discussions tackled “historic relations between the two countries and the current situation in the region and the joint efforts done towards them,” the official Saudi SPA news agency reported. […]

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Pak, Iran militaries working to recover abducted Iranian guards: FO

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Pakistan Foreign Office on Tuesday said the Pakistani and Iranian militaries are jointly working to recover the 12 Iranian guards reported to have been abducted near the Pak-Iran border. Expressing concern over the abduction, the Foreign Office in a press release said Pakistan will spare no effort in assisting Iran to recover […]

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Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet to women

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

ADDIS ABABA (AFP): Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes a newly created Ministry of Peace to oversee the federal police and intelligence agencies, Abiy’s Chief of Staff […]

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Leading U.S. senator accuses Saudi prince of ordering Khashoggi killing

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican close to President Donald Trump, on Tuesday accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of ordering the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called him a “rogue crown prince” who is jeopardizing relations with the United States. Many members of the U.S. Congress, which has long […]

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China defends ‘anti-extremism’ measures in Xinjiang as scrutiny mounts

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): Vocational training is being used “to the greatest extent” in China’s far-western Xinjiang region to ensure militant activities are “eliminated before they occur,” a senior Communist Party official said. The state media interview with Shohrat Zakir, the number two party official and most senior ethnic Uighur in Xinjiang, is China’s most detailed defense […]

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At least seven killed in train derailment in Morocco

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

SIDI BOUKNADEL (Reuters): At least seven people were killed and about 80 injured when a train was derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday morning, a medical source said. At least one wagon overturned in the incident near Sidi Bouknadel, a town 10 km (six miles) north of Rabat, on a coastal line connecting […]

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Pakistan

PM asked to declare private schools as tax-free

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Representatives and owners of private educational institutes from across the country have asked Prime Minister and Chief Ministers of all provinces to declare those private schools as welfare activity tax-free, which gett low fee up-to Rs5000. The demand was during a meeting of private educational institutes held under auspices of National Education […]

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Protecting children rights is govt’s priority: CM

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that protecting rights of the children and ensuring their welfare is among top priorities of his government. He while addressing the issues raised by Pakistan Pediatric Association in this respect, assured convening a special meeting to evolve a clear mechanism in this regard. He […]

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71st Independence Day of GB held with traditional zeal

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

F.P. Report GILGIT: The 71st Independence Day of Gilgit Baltistan was celebrated with traditional zeal and fervor across the region here on Thursday. Different programs were held in all districts of the region to pay homage to heroes of liberation struggle from Dogra rulers. In Gilgit the main function was held in Chinar Garden, where […]

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ANP finalizes members for district election commissions

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A meeting of the provincial election commission of ANP held here with Chairman, Sardar Hussain Babak in the chair. The secretary election commission Javed Khan Yousafzai, Gul Afzal Khan and Irum Fatima attended. The meeting after thorough debate unanimously finalized names for the district election commissions of the party for the remaining […]

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Governor lauds efforts of Lt Gen. Nazir in restoring peace in KP

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman Thursday said that due to untried efforts and sacrifices of the security forces, peace has been now restored in the province. He said this in a farewell meeting with Corp Commander Peshawar lieutenant General Nazir Ahmad Butt here at Governor House Peshawar. The Governor appreciated the efforts […]

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Three killed in clash between rivals

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: Three people were killed and two others sustained bullet injuries when two rival groups clashed with each other in Sherikhel village. Police said that the incident occurred in the limits of Shaheed Haibat Ali Khan police station of Darra Pezu town. “The dead and injured persons also include three proclaimed […]

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Afghanistan

DAB, DABS sign MoU on Public Credit Registry

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the use of Public Credit Registry system aimed at providing regular credit reports, a statement from the power utility said. DAB Governor Khalilullah Seddiq and DABS Chief Executive Officer Eng. Amanullah Ghalib signed the […]

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Airstrikes inflict casualties on militants, destroy captured Humvees

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Several militants were killed or wounded and two Humvee armored personnel carriers were destroyed in a series of airstrikes conducted in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment in a statement said Sunday that the airstrikes were carried out by the Afghan and U.S. forces based in Afghanistan. The statement […]

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Taliban promises sparing civilians during elections

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban on Monday warned of attacking security forces during the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled for October 20. However, the militant movement promised taking all possible measures to spare civilians and take care of their properties. The warning cams as US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met Afghan leaders to discuss ways of […]

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Former ALP Commander of Achin Bilal Pacha jailed

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The former Commander of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces in Achin district Bilal Pacha has been jailed for six years after he was found guilty of misuse of authority during the period of his service. The provincial government media office in a statement said the Appellate cout of Nangarhar led by […]

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Two women martyred in Wardak

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL:  Two women were martyred as a result of firing by the Afghan forces in Syedabad district in Wardak province early Monday, local residents said. Afghan forces fired a heavy mortar from Soor Kochi checkpoint towards the Sara Kala village in Syedabad district early Monday, a local resident Abdul Jalil told Afghan media.  […]

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Taliban urge Afghans to boycott polls, reject peace talks

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2018

KABUL (Reuters): The Taliban on Monday directed Afghans to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections and demanded a complete withdrawal of foreign forces as the only solution to end the 17-year-old war as they ramped up attacks in strategic provinces. The statement from the hardline Islamic militant group coincided with the visit of top U.S. envoy Zalmay […]

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Business

Huge deprecation of rupee concerns FPCCI

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

F.P. Report KARCHI: President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ghazanfar Bilour has expressed his serious concern on the surge of US Dollar to an alarming level. He also showed his dismay over the rising prices of all essential items and utilities, which are going to seriously hurt the common man and […]

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SBP to issue Rs.50/- Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Commemorative coin from 17th

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was a renowned author, educationist and Muslim reformer of 19th Century, who laid the foundation of Muslim renaissance in Indo Pak sub-continent, which ultimately led to the creation of Pakistan in 1947. On 17th October 2017 the 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was celebrated. On […]

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Pakistani rupee nosedives by 10pc as dollar soars to Rs138

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistani rupee Tuesday depreciated by 10 percent taking the US dollar to a record Rs138 in the open market over the last two days. The US dollar gained by over Rs9 to touch the new high in the open market, while in the interbank market it rose by Rs10 to reach Rs134. […]

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Rupee plunges to record low of 134 against US dollar

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: US dollar soared to Rs. 134 after setting a new record against Pakistani rupee in the open market on Tuesday. According to details, the US dollar climbed a day after the government announced that it was going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout. The local media reported that the […]

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Fiat Chrysler all set to produce plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Fiat Chrysler (FCA) said on Monday it had kicked-off preparations for the production of a plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Renegade as the carmaker pushes ahead with its electrification drive to meet tougher emissions rules. The world’s seventh-largest carmaker said in June it would invest 9 billion euros ($10.3 billion) in electric […]

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Germany investigates Audi over S. Korea ‘fraud’

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

BERLIN (AFP): A report citing Munich prosecutors says Audi has been more than polishing its image after claim employees modified test results in cars bound for South Korea German prosecutors are investigating whether Audi fraudulently obtained authorizations for some cars in South Korea by falsifying chassis numbers and test records, local media reported Monday. Basing […]

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Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape claim as ‘fake news’

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2018

MADRID (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed as “fake news” accusations by a US woman who alleges she was raped by the Portuguese footballer in 2009. In an Instagram video, Ronaldo said: “They want to promote [themselves] by [using] my name. It’s normal.” Ronaldo’s lawyers say they will sue Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine, which originally reported […]

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New Zealand beat Argentina to win sixth Rugby Championship

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2018

BUENOS AIRES (Agencies): New Zealand won the Rugby Championship for the sixth time by beating Argentina 35-17 in Buenos Aires on Saturday as they put a stunning home defeat by South Africa behind them. The All Blacks led 21-3 at half-time before a sell-out 50,000 crowd and scored first in the second half through substitute […]

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Abdul Razzaq joins Lahore Qalandars for the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Another flamboyant Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has joined Lahore Qalandars’ squad for next month’s Abu Dhabi T20 tournament, which will be played next month. The signing was announced from Qalandars’ official Twitter handle with a video message from the all-rounder saying that he’s excited to be a part of the Qalandars’ squad […]

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Muhammad Bilal reaches Asian Snooker C’ship final

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal reached the final of the inaugural ACBS Asian Tour 10 Red championship in Doha, outplaying Hong Kong’s Chrung Ka Wai 5-4 in the semi-finals on Friday. Bilal will play the final against former Irish professional player Brendan O’ Donoghue, who defeated India’s Pankaj Advani 5-0 in the other semi-finals […]

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Fakhar, Shadab, Hasan promoted to platinum category for PSL-4

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Several young cricketers have been promoted to the platinum category by Pakistan Cricket Board ahead of the 4th edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The new category list was announced on Saturday by the PCB, which also marks the commencement of retention and transfer window for the franchises ahead of PSL 2019. […]

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Pakistan win three Gold in Asian Junior Squash C’ship

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan once again vindicated its dominance in Asian junior squash by winning three Gold medals and one silver medal in the Asian Junior Squash Championship in Chennai. Abbas Zeb, Hamza Ali Khan and Haris Qasim won the finals of their respective age categories on Saturday while Anas Ali Shah lost the final […]

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Fashion & Movies

Kareena helping Sara Ali Khan in her film career

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan shares a good bond with Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan is not hidden from us. It was Kareena who revealed their closeness in an interview, back when she said that she and Sara are like Bffs. It was just last year when we saw Sara and Bebo […]

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Sanjay Dutt to release his autobiography soon

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead has made it to the list of top 10 highest grossing Hindi films ever. Made on the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, Sanju traced the life of star and showed his battle against drugs, failed relationships and more. Even though film gave […]

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Aishwarya Rai to play interesting part in ‘Fanney Khan’

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is ready to be back on the big screen with yet another entertainer. The actress chooses her projects with precision and her latest venture Fanney Khan is proof of that. Though the film is based on the life of Anil Kapoor and his family, who is the central character […]

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Ajay Devgn to work in Neeraj Pandey’s upcoming ‘Chanakya’

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn will essay the eponymous role in “Chanakya”, a historical drama on master economist and royal advisor to the first Mauryan emperor Chandragupta.  The film will be directed by Neeraj Pandey.  The 49-year-old actor, who will be collaborating with Pandey for the first time, said he is excited to work with […]

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“I have tried to be honest as I could be”: Sunny Leone

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Actress Sunny Leone, who is all set to present her story in the biopic Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone, stated that she is nervous as she has no idea how people will react to it. The 37-year-old said she has tried to bare it all in the upcoming web […]

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Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 to hit cinemas on October 29

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Superstar Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 has been in the news ever since its very first announcement.  The film was supposed to release in December 2017 but was later shifted to January 26 and then April 2018. The film is ready to hit the screens on November 29. This was the mega […]

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Articles

OIC’s Istanbul summit a positive step forward

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2017

Abdullahil Ahsan The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in its latest Extraordinary Summit Conference held in Istanbul last Wednesday, Dec. 13, declared East Jerusalem the capital of the State of Palestine. This is a remarkable development. Although Muslims active in social media seem to have robustly welcomed it, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sarcastically reacted, […]

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FATA, FCR and jirga system

By The Frontier Post | December 20, 2017

Noor Hamid Khan Mahsud Jirga is centuries old institute in Pashtun culture. It has been the most important mechanism for resolving disputes in Pashtun society. Those who serve on Jirgas enjoy considerable respect and happen to be men of integrity and character. While acting on Jirga, impartiality and neutrality is thought to be the primary […]

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Where is rationality and strategy in US policy?

By The Frontier Post | December 19, 2017

Yasin Aktay Of course it is no coincidence that the US is the world’s super power. The massive size of its territory or its financial sources have not been the only determinants in it reaching this power. Despite having larger lands, and as a matter of fact, more natural financial resources, Russia, China and India […]

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To innovate, we need room for bad ideas

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

Sam Altman Earlier this year, I noticed something in China that really surprised me.  I realized I felt more comfortable discussing controversial ideas in Beijing than in San Francisco.  I didn’t feel completely comfortable – this was China, after all – just more comfortable than at home. That showed me just how bad things have […]

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Why secularism secures Islam’s independence in Europe

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2017

Farid Hafez There is no proof of the link between the numerous terrorist attacks in Belgium over the last few years and a very conservative interpretation of Islam, which is especially propagated by the literalist Salafi school, also known as Wahhabism, mainly originating from Saudi Arabia. Although there is no proof of this, Belgium’s government […]

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And they say time is a healer… I wish!

By The Frontier Post | December 16, 2017

Zafar Khan Safdar They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal, But neither time nor reason, Will change the way I feel, No-one knows the heartache, That lies behind my smile, No-one knows how many times, I have broken down and cried, I want to tell you something, So there won’t […]

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Editorial

Quetta Church attack

By The Frontier Post | December 19, 2017

At least nine people were killed and 56 injured when two suicide bombers stormed a Christian church in Quetta. Police guards standing at the entrance and roof top killed one of the bombers but the second attacker detonated his explosive filled vest-court outside the prayer hall of the church after Sunday Service began. In all […]

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Maligning judiciary

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday hit out at the people criticizing the judiciary for issuing judgments that they deem unfavorable. Addressing a seminar in Lahore, the Chief Justice said the perception that judiciary has become a part of bigger plan or design need to end. Without mentioning any names, he said, […]

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Tillerson’s sarcasm

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2017

The shared tension between the two allies in war on terror, Pakistan and the United States touched new heights when Secretary of States Rix Tilleson hinted that Pakistan may lose control of  its territory  if it does not address the growing “size and influence of militant organizations” in the country. Speaking at Atlantic Council, Tillerson […]

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Prosperity mantra

By The Frontier Post | December 16, 2017

Speaking at a function in Islamabad, the Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal claimed that the country is fast heading towards economic stability and the indicators of prosperity are visible from Gilgat to Chittral,, and Gawdar to Karachi. He said the whole world admits that Pakistan’s economy is progressing. He lamented that the so called economic wizard […]

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OIC emergency conference

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2017

Speaking at the OIC emergency conference in Istanbul, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi complained that there has been a lack of substance in this organization’s for expression of solidarity with the struggling Muslim Countries. He said Pakistan urges the United States to rescind the decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, fully comply with all […]

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Power policy framework

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2017

Prime Minister Shaid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee for energy in which appropriate amendments were decided in the power policy frame work. Renewable energy policy 2006 also came under discussion in the meeting and progress on the ongoing projects was reviewed and future projects were deliberated upon. It is not yet […]

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