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Asad Qaiser, Khursheed Shah gear up for NA speaker election battle

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A cut-throat competition is expected between PTI’s Asad Qaiser and PPP leader Khurseed Ahmed Shah for the position of National Assembly (NA) Speaker on Wednesday. Four candidates are in the run for the election of speaker and deputy speaker of Lower House of the Parliament. For the slot of deputy speaker, Maulana […]

PPP doing politics on my statement about Bilawal House: Imran Ismail

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Ismail said on Tuesday that the Pakistan People’s Party wants to do politics on his statement of demolishing the external walls of Bilawal House. The PTI leader denied giving any statement about demolishing Bilawal House, adding that he cannot even imagine saying such a thing. The PTI’s Governor […]

Pompeo hopes to strengthen ties with Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has said that Pakistan is an important partner of US and adding that he is hopeful the relations between the two countries will further strengthen in coming days. This he said while issuing a message on Pakistan’s Independence Day on Tuesday. Pompeo said that US […]

At least 11 injured in Nushki hand grenade attack

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: At least eleven people were injured when two unidentified persons riding on motorcycle lobbed a hand grenade in Nushki on Tuesday. Police officials confirmed that 11 people were injured in a hand grenade at a shop situated on Masjid Road and adding that the condition of the injured was stable. Earlier on […]

Overseas Pakistanis will exercise their right of vote via IVTFin by-polls: ECP

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that overseas Pakistanis will be able to exercise their right of in the by-polls through the internet. The ECP issued its Internet Voting Task Force (IVTF) report on overseas Pakistanis’ voting rights on Monday. According to ECP statement the voting rights to overseas Pakistanis, […]

PTI govt to put country on right track: Shah Mehmood

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the PTI government will put country on the right track and will end the corruption and water crisis. Qureshi said this while talking to media persons. He said that the first phase of the formation of federal government had been […]

Global

Zimbabwe opposition leader Biti in custody

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

HARARE (Reuters): Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyers said. Police in Zimbabwe were looking for Biti and eight other opposition figures for allegedly fomenting violence following a disputed national election in which President […]

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Israel rejects EU plan to link Gaza and West Bank

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: An Israeli minister said his government has rejected an EU plan to link the Gaza Strip with the West Bank, according to Israeli media on Wednesday. “I made it clear that Gaza will not be linked to Judea and Samaria (the Jewish designation of the West Bank),” Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz told […]

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Putin offered Trump a number of arms control initiatives at summit

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (TASS): Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his US counterpart Donald Trump at the July 16 summit in Helsinki with a number of particular initiatives on arms control, including prohibiting weapons in space, Politico wrote on Tuesday citing a leaked Russian document. According to the report, the Russian document with the header “Dialogue on the […]

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Rouhani: Tehran determined to deepen ties with Pyongyang

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik): Tehran favors the establishment of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and wants to deepen its ties with Pyongyang, along with other international partners, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday. “Tehran is willing to develop and deepen international relations and cooperation in all fields, including with Pyongyang… Iran and North Korea have […]

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Italy to defend interests on budget: PM

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

ROME (Reuters): Italy will negotiate with the European Commission over next year’s budget, defending its interests but not be “foolish” in its demands, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday. “We will negotiate with the European Commission with a serious, reasonable and courageous programme that will protect our interests,” Conte told a news conference. “We […]

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Two die in stampede

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

NEW DELHI (Reuters): A stampede on Wednesday among thousands of mourners at the funeral of a powerful southern Indian politician killed two people and injured 47, a doctor at a government hospital said. Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a dominant figure in the politics of southern India for half a century who had been chief minister of Tamil […]

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Iranian FM meets PM; delivers President Rouhani’s message

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday received Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs Javad Zarif, for a meeting, who conveyed to him the greetings and best wishes of the people and leadership of Iran on assuming the office. He stated that Iran wished continued progress and prosperity to the people of Pakistan. Javad Zarif […]

ECP to start registration of overseas Pakistanis as voters from tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will start online registration for overseas Pakistanis as voters from tomorrow September 1 and will continue till 15th of next month. Director General Public Relations ECP Nadeem Qasim, while speaking to media on Friday, said overseas Pakistanis possessing valid machine-readable passports can get themselves registered as […]

COAS clarified policy-making is privilege of elected govt: Fawad

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry asserted on Friday that the policy of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is not personal like the one adopted by Nawaz Sharif. Speaking to newsmen outside Parliament House in Islamabad, Fawad maintained that for the first time in history all the institutions are on the same page. Fawad reiterated that […]

KP govt poised to take ‘Education for All’ to further heights

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is all set to take Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiated vision “Education for All” to further heights in its tenure, considering education indispensable for socio-economic development of the people. The KP government under this visionary initiative in previous tenure had completed scores of gigantic projects, increased its budget, […]

India accepts Pakistan’s objections over Pakal Dul, Kalnai projects: sources

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: India has accepted Pakistan’s objections over the Pakal Dul and lower Kalnai power projects after Pakistan put forth concrete evidence against the projects India has started on the Chenab River, sources informed Geo News on Friday. The development came during a two-day meeting between the delegations from Pakistan and India Water Commissions. […]

Govt drives extra cars at the Prime Minister House into auction

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to immediately send a fleet of government cars for auction owing to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s austerity policy. Sources mentioned that the government has collectively sent 33 vehicles out on auction advertisement to reduce public expenditure from government’s end. The elite auction is carrying eight luxury BMW […]

Afghanistan

President inaugurates two roads

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated two roads in Kabul city on Sunday. The president opened the Bagramio Nisajai and Syed Noor Muhammad Shah Maina roads after completion of construction in Kabul city. Addressing the ceremony, Kabul acting mayor Abdullah Habibzai said that the issue of closure of routes was resolved with the […]

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Afghan VP Dostum ends exile, returns home

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan Vice President Abdul Rasheed Dostum on Sunday returned home after 14 months of self exile in Turkey. A charged crowd comprising his Junbish-e-Islami party loyalists, government officials and politicians welcomed him at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in capital Kabul at 4.30 p.m. (1200GMT). He went straight to his office where […]

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Kabul explosion kills 11, injures 14 shortly after Afghan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum’s return

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

KABUL (AFP): An explosion near Kabul’s international airport killed 11 people, injured 14 on Sunday, officials said, shortly after Afghan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum returned to the country after more than a year in exile. Scores of senior government officials, political leaders and supporters had gathered at the airport to greet the powerful ethnic Uzbek […]

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Military exercises of Tajikistan, Russia near Afghan border aimed at averting Daesh attacks: Sources

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Thousands of armed forces of Tajikistan and Russia started joint military exercises near the border of Afghanistan on last Tuesday. The governments of Tajikistan and Russia said that the military exercises were aimed at curbing the attacks of terrorists outside the borders of Afghanistan. The Afghan defence ministry welcomed the military exercises. […]

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14 civilians die in airstrike, says MoD

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed over 10 civilians have been killed in the airstrike in northern Kunduz province, according to a statement on Friday. The airstrike was conducted by security forces in the Rabat locality of Chahardara district on Thursday. “According to reports during operation in Charhardara district 14 civilians […]

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Security forces, Taliban suffer casualties

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan civilians, security forces and Taliban suffered casualties as a result of coordinated attack of Taliban in Qara Bagh district in Ghazni province. Taliban fighters attacked security outposts in Qara Bagh district, Ghazni governor’s spokesman Muhammad Arif Noori told Afghan Islamic Press. The gunfight lasted till morning, he said. According to initial […]

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Business

Foreign exchange reserves enough to meet payments

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Finance, Planning, Development and Reforms Dr Shamshad Akhtar Thursday said, currently foreign exchange reserves of the country stood at US$ 10.230 billion and there was no issue of the foreign payments. However, pressure on foreign payments would rise during next quarter of current financial year, she said talking to […]

HMD Global brings Snake to masses using AR platform

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, brings the classic snake game up to date with augmented reality. Snake Mask and Snake Real World filters bring the iconic game to a new generation of fans. The addictive premise of the game remains the same, but with a fun AR twist fans can […]

Exporters to display their products in China

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Riaz Ahmad, Director General, Regional Division (Central) TDAP held a meeting with Ahmad Mao, COO of M/s. Longer Development (Pvt) Ltd, an investment consulting company for Qingdao Municipal, China regarding establishment of a display center (a duty free/free zone area) for promotion of Pakistani Products in Qingdao, China, which shall be sponsored […]

Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen to be D-8’s designated airport

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) will be one of the designated airports of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation. A letter of intent was signed between ISG, which is located at the Asian side of the city, and D-8, also known as “Developing-8”, to enhance cooperation among the member countries. The […]

DHA initiates spirited monsoon plantation drive

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: DHA has initiated a spirited monsoon plantation campaign to add to the greenery of the area in a massive manner. In this connection Defence Authority Public School (O&A Levels) Seaview took a dynamic initiative by initiating the plantation activity in the school garden on the first day of the new academic session […]

Kuwait oil production reaches 18-Month high

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk Kuwait is pumping crude at a daily rate of 2.8 million barrels, the most since December 2016, the country’s oil minister Bakheet al-Rashidi said today as quoted by S&P Platts. This is 90,000 bpd more than Kuwait’s June daily production and the figure highlights the difficulties the cartel faces in boosting production quickly […]

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Sports

Schwartzman marches past Masur into Hamburg quarters

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

HAMBURG (Reuters): Second seed Diego Schwartzman outplayed Germany qualifier Daniel Masur 6-2 6-2 to move into the quarter-finals of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg on Wednesday. Masur, who collected his first tour level win of the season by defeating compatriot Maximilian Marterer in the previous round, looked far from comfortable as he won just […]

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Root sends Lancashire spinning to defeat

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): England captain Joe Root starred with the ball rather than the bat as his career-best figures helped Yorkshire defeat arch-rivals Lancashire by 118 runs at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Root, one of the world’s leading batsmen, took three of the four wickets to fall before lunch on the third morning with his occasional […]

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Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

Toronto (Agencies): Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has pulled out of next month’s ATP Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto due to scheduling concerns. The 36-year-old Federer said he needs to be prudent about how many tournaments he plays in a season. “I’m so disappointed not to play at the Rogers Cup this summer,” said world […]

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Mathews returns as Sri Lanka captain with Chandimal out

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

Colombo (Agencies): Angelo Mathews will return to captain Sri Lanka for their one-day international series against South Africa. Dinesh Chandimal had led the side in the tri-series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in January when Mathews was ruled out by injury. However, Chandimal is serving a four-game suspension in ODI cricket for altering the condition of […]

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WC stars dominate FIFA best player award shortlist

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): French World Cup winners Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane were included alongside perennial candidates Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on a 10-man shortlist for the FIFA best player award on Tuesday. Luka Modric was nominated for the prize as well after helping Croatia reach the final, with the Real Madrid midfielder […]

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Ozil resignation took Loew by surprise

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

BERLIN (Agencies): Mesut Ozil’s shock retirement from international football caught Germany head coach Joachim Loew by surprise, it emerged on Tuesday. Loew was on holiday in Sardinia when news of Ozil’s retirement broke on Sunday and he only found out when the Arsenal midfielder posted statements on Twitter and Instagram. “Neither the national coach nor […]

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Fashion & Movies

Johnny Depp to be seen in Ciras’s next movie

By The Frontier Post | May 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk CANNES: Johnny Depp may be about to work with the acclaimed Colombian director Ciro Guerra, whose new film “Birds of Passage” is one of the hits of the Cannes film festival. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star has “reached out” to Ciras, a hot arthouse talent who won a rake of awards for […]

Vicky Kaushal to play an army officer in his next movie

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vicky Kaushal’s latest release Raazi opposite Alia Bhatt had an impressive opening at the box-office. The film stars Vicky playing the role of a Pakistan officer who is married to an Indian spy played by Alia Bhatt. After impressing the audiences with his performance as an army officer in this film, Vicky […]

Alia Bhatt starrer “Raazi” doing well at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer Raazi has been received very well by the audience. Meghna Gulzar’s directorial venture that revolves around the life of Sehmat, an Indian spy from Kashmir who is married off to a Pakistani army officer, Iqbal just so that she can keep a tab on an important decision being made against […]

Shraddha Kapoor refuses to work with Sidharth Malhotra

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra last appeared together in Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain. The duo’s chemistry was quite much loved by the audiences. Considering that response in mind, Ekta Kapoor decided to bring them back together on the big screen. The filmmaker even approached Shraddha for her film – Shotgun Shaadi opposite […]

Anurag Kashyap applauds Pakistani film ‘Cake’

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Asim Abbasi’s directorial debut Cake starring Sanam Saeed, Aamina Sheikh and Adnan Malik in lead roles has been winning the hearts of critics and fans worldwide. It has now emerged that Cake has found a fan across the border and that too in filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has several critically acclaimed films including Gangs of Wasseypur and Dev D to his […]

Iranian director gets standing ovation at Cannes film festival

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk CANNES: The new film by Iran’s Jafar Panahi, who is banned from leaving Iran, has premiered to a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival, with a seat left symbolically empty for the dissident director. Panahi’s children and the cast of Three Faces, which is vying for the Palme d’Or top prize, were welcomed with […]

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Articles

Is Trump going down the same path with Iran that Bush did with Iraq?

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2017

Shazar Shafqat US President Donald Trump has made Iran a top priority for his presidency. Recent moves to pressure the intelligence community look a lot like the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The dust seems to have settled. The force of the fiery rhetoric at the UN has subsided. It’s now business […]

Trump’s ‘America First’ policy is fine but approach is wrong

By The Frontier Post | October 7, 2017

Ken Moak US President Donald Trump is doing what every leader is or should be doing, putting their national interests first, maximizing their country’s economic, political and social well-being and keeping the population safe. But putting “America First” is not a zero sum game, as Trump’s creating conflicts with other countries seems to imply. For […]

New upbeat phase for US-India relations

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2017

Sabena Siddiqui Upgraded only last year, US-India relations entered a new upbeat phase this August with the signing of the landmark bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement that enables reciprocal military access of facilities for both countries. It was the second of the initial four foundational agreements the US usually has with its defense partners; […]

The gun lobby is global: From Yemen to Las Vegas

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2017

Hamid Dabashi Another horrific mass killing in the US, yet another round of public mourning for the innocent victims of a murderous act of violence in Las Vegas, this time around though no Barack Obama to come to television and shed some crocodile tears. According to reports, on Sunday, October 1, a gunman in possession […]

New European defense giant aims at Asia-Pacific region

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2017

Emanuele Scimia The scene is set for the creation of a giant defense contractor in Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region could soon become its favorite market. Under the aegis of their respective governments, I-t-alian shipbuilder Fincant-ieri and its French competitor Naval Group have started discussing the terms of a possible alliance and their transformation into […]

Abu Ghraib: The legacy of torture in the war on terror

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2017

Dr Maha Hilal ‘‘America is the friend of all Iraqi people.” This was the sign put up at Abu Ghraib prison – one that replaced Saddam’s portrait when the US took it over as part of the war on terror. It was Abu Ghraib prison that introduced the world to the violent infrastructure of torture […]

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Editorial

US stance on CPEC

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2017

The United States has now openly supported the Indian position on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Trump administration has informed that it too believe the CPEC passes through a disputed territory. The $56 billion mega project passes through northern areas, which India claims a part of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir. The US Defense […]

Jhal Magsi carnage

By The Frontier Post | October 7, 2017

Twenty people were killed and 22 injured in a suicide blast at Dargah Fatehpur near Gandawa area of Jhal Magsi district. A suicide bomber blew himself up when a police personnel stopped him at the entrance of Dargah. Deputy Commissioner Assadullah Kakar confirmed the death toll and said, “A suicide bomber blew himself up when […]

Tillerson’s positive remarks

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson after a meeting with Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif said that he believed the United States has a reliable partner in Pakistan. He said its role is critical for the long term stability of South Asia. In his brief remarks to the media, Secretary Tillerson expressed concern about the […]

Arm twisting

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2017

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that Washington would try one more time work with Islamabad on Afghanistan Front before President Trump turns to option to address the latter’s alleged support for militant groups. According to sources in Washington the likely Trump administration response being discussed include expanding US drone strikes and perhaps eventually […]

Rising political pemperature

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2017

The Election Bill 2017 has been rejected by the opposition. It was bulldozed through National Assembly despite protest from opposition lawmakers. Among the bill clauses is a controversial amendment that will allow politicians disqualified from holding public office to head a political party. The bill was passed amidst a ruckus as opposition lawmakers protested what […]

COAS visit to Kabul

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2017

The chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajva visited Kabul on the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. This was his first visit in which he was accompanied by a delegation comprising DG ISI, DG MI, DG ISPR, Foreign Secretary and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan. He met the Afghan President and both sides discussed […]

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