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BAP’s Jam Kamal Khan elected as CM Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: President of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Jam Kamal Khan was elected Chief Minister of Balochistan on Saturday after defeating the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) candidate. Jam Kamal defeated Mir Yunas Aziz Zehri after securing 39 votes. The MMA and BNP Mengal received 20 votes. Speaker Balochistan Assembly, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo chaired the […]

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

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

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

Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

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

Pakistan committed to cooperate with FATF: Dr. Shamshad says

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

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

Imran nominates Sardar Usman Buzdar as CM Punjab

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

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

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

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

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

Global

Explosion kills 32, injures scores in Syria’s Idlib

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

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

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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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Pakistan

Govt to launch major operation against power pilferers

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has announced to initiate a major crackdown against power pilfering across the country. Finance Minister Asad Umar headed ECC meeting on Monday and the significant decisions were taken in a meeting. The ECC also agreed to cut all illegal electricity connections within three months. A decision to […]

Al-Azizia reference: Court adjourns hearing till Tuesday

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday hearing corruption references against former premier Nawaz Sharif including Al-Azizia Mills and Flagship Investment, adjourned hearing till Tuesday (tomorrow). The incarcerated Nawaz Sharif was transported from Adiala prison to the court premises in the federal capital amid tight security. As the hearing went under way, Khawaja Haris’ […]

12 injured in roof collapse incident

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report JHANG: As many as 12 people were injured when roof of a house was collapsed in Bhakkar Road in Jang on late Sunday night. According to reports, the wedding ceremony was underway in the house when suddenly roof of a house caved in, burying dozens of people including women and children under the […]

Fazl seeks PPP help

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said opposition parties had nominated him as their “joint candidate” for the slot of president. The JUI-F chief who was flanked by leaders of the opposition parties, including PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, said he wanted a candidate “mutually agreed on by the opposition” to contest […]

CJP says he had gone to sub-jail, not hospital

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has said that he had gone to sub-jail, not hospital. He was responding to a question about his Saturday’s at Rest House on Sunday. When asked how Karachi is looking, the CJP said that the city is looking clean as compared to the past. The […]

PPP hopeful Fazl will drop out

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira expressed optimism that JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the opposition’s candidate for the presidential election, will drop out from the race and convince the PML-N and other opposition parties to support Aitzaz Ahsan. Speaking to the media in Lahore, Kaira said Mr Ahsan will […]

Afghanistan

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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First Vice President urged to clear his name before returning to job

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghans view First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum’s return from exile in Turkey as an effective move, but want him to appear before the Attorney General Office (AGO) to clear his name. On Sunday, the Uzbek strongman flew into Kabul from Ankara on a chartered plane. He was welcomed at a special […]

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No casualties in Jalalabad blasts

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Three blasts occurred in various parts of Jalalabad city on Monday. However, the explosions did not cause any casualties. Two blasts occurred near a police checkpoint in front of Behsud bridge in Nangarhar province, causing no casualties, Nangarhar governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khugiyani told AIP. Some sources, however, said two persons were injured […]

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69 terror, crime suspects detained in Ghazni

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI CITY: Nearly 70 people have been arrested in connection with different crimes in southern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, police said. Police chief Col. Farid Ahmad Mashal told in a press conference here that 39 individuals were captured over having cooperation with Taliban militants and the rest 46 were involved in robberies, harassment, […]

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U.S. commanders say Afghan strategy boosting peace hopes

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

KABUL (Reuters): Increasing prospects of peace talks with the Taliban show the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is working, despite continuing violence and insurgent control of wide areas of the countryside, top U.S. commanders in Afghanistan said on Monday. The comments came as speculation has grown that talks to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan […]

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Business

WS flat on trade worries, mixed results

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

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

Turkey: Domestic tourism expenditure up nearly 25 per cent

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

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

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 […]

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Sports

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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MMA star McGregor makes plea deal to avoid jail time

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

New York (Agencies): Irish mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn criminal court on Thursday to disorderly conduct, in a plea deal that allows him to avoid prison time over a New York brawl. The 30-year-old, who is nicknamed “The Notorious,” had been charged with multiple counts of assault and criminal […]

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Serena claims ‘discrimination’ over drug tests

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

PARIS (Agencies): Serena Williams claims she is the victim of “discrimination” by US doping chiefs who are testing her more than other players. At Wimbledon, Williams slammed “shocking” treatment over excessive targeting from testers in the run-up to the second Grand Slam of the season. And in a tweet on Wednesday the 23-time Grand slam […]

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Atletico edge Ozil-less Arsenal on penalties

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Singapore (Agencies): New-look Arsenal left out controversy-hit Mesut Ozil but still impressed before they were edged 3-1 on penalties by Europa League champions Atletico Madrid in a friendly on Thursday. Ozil, who caused a furore when he quit German national duty claiming racism, was rested after his World Cup exertions as 17-year-old midfielder Emile Smith […]

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British Boxer Amir Khan greets Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: British boxer of Pakistan origin, Amir Khan on Thursday congratulated Chairman, Pakistan Tekreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan over his party’s victory in the general elections of the country. “Well done for achieving success in the elections, well done to the New Prime Minister of Pakistan”, he said in a congratulatory message to Imran Khan. […]

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Fashion & Movies

Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu to be seen together in ‘Badla’

By The Frontier Post | May 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Taapseee Pannu will be sharing the screen once again with Amitabh Bachchan after Pink in Sujoy Ghosh’s next. The film is reportedly titled Badla and is an official remake of the 2016 Spanish film, Contratiempo, also known as The Invisible Guest. In further developments, a report in a leading daily also claims […]

Sanjay Dutt to be seen in home production ‘Prasthanam’

By The Frontier Post | May 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After a gap of seven long years, Sanjay Dutt is all set to return to producing a film. The actor will be seen producing the remake of 2010 Telugu hit, Prasthanam. The actor will not just be producing the film but will also be seen playing the lead role along with Ali […]

Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao will soon to start shooting of ‘Mental Hai Kya’

By The Frontier Post | May 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao are all set to reunite after five years for a psychological thriller Mental Hai Kya. The two were last seen together in 2013 in Vikas Bahl’s Queen. The film turned out to be a blockbuster at the box-office. Kangana and Rajkummar’s pairing was loved by the audiences […]

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 […]

Science & Technology

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Articles

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 […]

Higher education outreach

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2017

Abdul Rahman Malik Education is considered the backbone in shaping the country’s Future course of Action. The great nations of the World who have achieved tremendous growth and Success, and emerged as the most developed countries of the world, have especially focused on Education- preferably the Professional Higher Education in the field of Engineering, Medicine, […]

Locating the Rohingya in time & space

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2017

Iftekhar Iqbal Clarifying on its nomenclature, the Annan Commission Report on the Rakhine (Arakan) State (pdf), notes that “In line with the request of the State Counsellor [Mrs Aung San Suu Kyi], the Commission uses neither the term ‘Bengali’ nor ‘Rohingya’, who are referred to as ‘Muslims’ or ‘the Muslim community in Rakhine”. This left […]

Save Governments Schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2017

Raza Ullah Khan Education is fundamental right of every citizen and constitutional responsibility of every government to provide it. Education plays a key role in the development of any nation. For the promotion of education government has been established many governments schools throughout the country in order to give every one free and compulsory education. […]

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Editorial

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 […]

NSC meeting

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2017

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting which expressed its unwavering resolve to keep country’s defense impregnable against all forms of external aggression. It also condemned the human rights violation in the Indian occupied Kashmir and showed deep concern over the repeated incidents of firing along the line of control (LOC) […]

Mattis visit to Kabul

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2017

The US Defense Secretary James Mattis visited Kabul along with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss the broad parameter of President Trump Afghan Policy with Afghan leadership which gives more weight to military option. On 22nd August in his prime time address to a crowed of Us troops he vowed we will fight on […]

Blame game

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2017

During his two days visit to India the US defense secretary James Mattis said that Washington will work with New Dehli to eradicate terrorist safe heavens across the world. He said, “Terror safe heavens will not be tolerated anywhere in the world”. India and the US have resolved to work together to nip this scourge. […]

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