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Antonio Guterres wishes Pak-India to engage in meaningful dialogue

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on late Friday night has wished that Pakistan and India would “engage in a meaningful dialogue”. UN Chief said this while addressing the media during a press conference here at the UN headquarters, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres responded to a Pakistani journalist’s question pertaining to the […]

Military courts a need for country: DG ISPR

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that military courts are not the wish of the army but a need of the country. DG ISPR said this during an interview with a private news channel on Friday night, he said that there was a wave of terrorism […]

PM Imran calls for establishment of inquiry commission to probe HR abuses in IOK

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for early establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights abuses in Occupied Kashmir, as recommended by the UN. He was talking to President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa who called on him in Islamabad today. The Prime Minister drew the […]

Three Indian soldiers perish in Pak Army’s response to firing at LoC

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Indian troops initiated unprovoked firing in Kuiratta and Kotkhetera sectors along Line of Control (LOC), targeting civil population, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan Army said on Friday. Pakistan Army troops responded effectively targeting Indian posts. According to confirmed reports three Indian soldiers were killed and two others […]

Decision taken to hold talks between US, Afghan Taliban in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

F.P.Report ISLAMABAD: The decision to hold the next round of talks between the United States and Afghan Taliban in Islamabad was taken on Friday during a meeting between US Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. According to senior journalist and host of Geo News’ Capital Talk Hamid Mir, […]

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as 26th CJP

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, on Friday took oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony held in President House Islamabad. According to reports, President Dr Arif Alvi took oath from the new chief justice of the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar […]

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Zimbabwe police arrest leader of largest union

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

HARARE (AP): A spokesman for Zimbabwe’s largest trade union said police have arrested the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Japhet Moyo. He was arrested at the airport in Harare on Monday and lawyers are checking with police to see why. His organization had called for last week’s nationwide strike to protest […]

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Bomb was legitimate act of war

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

BOGOTA (Reuters): Colombia’s ELN rebel group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week’s car bomb attack against a police academy that killed 21 as a legitimate act of war and urged President Ivan Duque to return to the negotiating table. In a statement on its website, the National Liberation Army (ELN) said it conducted the […]

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31 Rohingya stranded between India, Bangladesh border

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

DHAKA (AA): Some 31 Rohingya refugees have been living in inhuman conditions between the Bangladesh and India border for the last three days, according to local media reports on Monday. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) tried to push them over border line while Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) foiled the attempt, leaving dozens of refugees stranded […]

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3 militants killed in gun battle in Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

SRINAGAR (AA): Three militants were killed in a daylong gun battle in Budgam district in central Kashmir on Monday, the Defense Ministry said. Ministry spokesman in Kashmir Col. Rajesh Kalia confirmed the three killings and said that the gun battle was still going on. The identities of the three slain militants have not been confirmed […]

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US calls on Russia to destroy new missile system

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

GENEVA (Reuters): The United States called on Russia on Monday to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said was a “direct and continuing violation” of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and accused Moscow of destabilising global security. Robert Wood, US disarmament ambassador, said the system was capable of carrying both conventional and […]

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Taliban attack kills more than 100 security personnel in central Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

KABUL (Reuters): The Taliban killed more than 100 members of the Afghan security forces inside a military compound in central Maidan Wardak province on Monday, a senior defense official said. “We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center, eight special commandoes are among the dead,” said […]

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Abrarul Haq presents Rs1mn cheque to PM Imran for dams fund

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Renowned singer Abrarul Haq on Monday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to present a cheque of Rs1mn as donation for dams fund on the behalf of ‘Sahara for Life Trust.” Taking to PM Imran Khan, Sahara for Life Trust Chairman Abrarul Haq said that this was a small contribution for a […]

CM Shah chairs Sindh’s preparatory meeting for NFC session

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chaired a preparatory meeting for the ninth National Finance Commission (NFC) award meeting scheduled on February 6. CM Shah in the meeting said Sindh has taken stance that the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDS) should be handed over to the provinces. He said under Article […]

Lawyer demands security for family of Sahiwal incident victims

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report SAHIWAL: The lawyer of family of Sahiwal firing incident victims has demanded security from the government for his clients as they are being threatened. According to details, the lawyer said Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has been informed about the threatening calls. On the other hand, the eye witnesses have started recording their statement […]

Doctor killed by three friends in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Police arrested three people for killing an eye specialist doctor and his friend who was found dead after being reported missing earlier, on Sunday night. According to local media reports, the deceased was identified as  Dr Waseem resident of the city’s Nasirabad area, had been kidnapped by three of his friends who […]

FM Qureshi to leave for Oman on Tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will visit to Oman on Tuesday (tomorrow) to discuss the bilateral relations among the two countries. This he informed while talking to media in Multan, FM Qureshi said that he will also visit London in next month and adding that the purpose of the visit is to […]

MQM-P wins Karachi’s PS-94 by-polls

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Muttahida Qoumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate Syed Hashim Raza has secured 21, 537 in the by-polls for PS-94 Korangi (Karachi-VI) on Sunday. According to unofficial results,  Syed Hashim Raza has won the by-elections in PS-94 Korangi (Karachi-VI) by grabbing 21,537 votes, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ashraf Quraish could secure only 8970 […]

Afghanistan

Kuchi candidates warn of countrywide protest over rigging

By The Frontier Post | January 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Some Kuchi tribe Wolesi Jirga candidates said warned of launching a protest movement if alleged rigging in their constituency was not investigated. Some 30 Kuchi candidates made the warning at a press conference in Kabul. Inaytullah Sehrai, a Wolesi Jirga candidate from the Kuchi constituency, said they had handed over evidence of […]

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Second round of talks between, US, Taliban in Qatar postponed

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The talks between Taliban and US scheduled in Qatar have been postponed due to some issues, sources said on Tuesday (January 08). The second round of talks between the representatives of US and Taliban were set to be held today (09 January) and the  tomorrow (10 Janu-ary) in Doha, capital of Qatar. […]

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Several militants killed in separate airstrikes of coalition and Afghan Special Forces

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Several Taliban militants have been killed in separate airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Special Forces and Coalition Forces based in Afghanistan. The airstrikes have reportedly been carried out in Helmand, Uruzgan, Laghman, Logar, Ghazni, and Faryab provinces in the past 24 hours. According to the informed military sources, Afghan Special Operations Forces […]

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Operations against rebels to continue: Defence Minister

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk MAIMANA: At least 50 Taliban militants have been killed and wounded in fresh clearing operations in Almar and Andkhoi districts of the northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday. According to a Pajhwok Afghan News report, three key commanders were among 34 Taliban killed during the operations late on Monday. Newly-appointed acting Defense […]

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Weekly air corridor flights increased

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Weekly flights through Afghanistan’s air corridors with foreign countries are being increased from the current six to 10 and so far 5,400 tons of commercial goods have been exported via these routes. The Afghanistan-India Air Corridor was inaugurated by President Ashraf Ghani on Jun 19, 2017 when the first Delhi-bound cargo plane […]

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President Ghani stresses on proper utilization of water

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Stressing on proper utilization of water in the country, President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday sought more efforts in this regard. President Ghani said this while addressing a gathering of land, water and environmental council. The gathering was held with President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani in the chair. Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah […]

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Business

Qatar Airways celebrates 20 years of operations to Lahore

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

F.P. Report DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Airways is celebrating its 20th anniversary of flights to the historical cultural heart of Pakistan; Lahore. Known as the second largest city in Pakistan and the capital of Punjab Province, Qatar Airways celebrated this long held commitment to the city of wonders with a cake cutting ceremony at Allma Iqbal […]

CPI-based inflation increases 6.17 per cent

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Consumer Price Index (CPI), measuring the monthly rate of inflation had recorded 6.17 percent increase in December 2018 as compared the 3.75 percent of the corresponding period of previous year. However, on month on month basis, the CPI during the month of December was decreased by 0.41 percent as compared to […]

Uzbekistan’s ex-FM named Shanghai economy bloc chief

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AA): Uzbekistan’s former foreign minister has been appointed secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO), the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry said Vladimir Norov, who previously served as director of the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the Uzbekistan’s presidency, will be the secretary general from […]

Sudan to release new banknotes

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

KHARTOUM (AA): The Central Bank of Sudan said Tuesday that new banknotes will be released this month as the country grapples with a severe economic crisis and cash shortage. “With an aim to resolve the banknote issue gradually, [Sudanese pound] banknotes of 100 ($2.10), 200 ($4.20) and 500 ($10.51) will be launched in mid-January,” Central […]

Workable policy needed for sustained economic growth

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) Syed Zia Alumdar Hussain has said that the regional countries should formulate a workable policy for sustained economic growth in the wake of enhanced connectivity in the shape of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) coupled with restoration of peace in South Asia. Addressing a […]

Asian stocks tumble after weak Chinese manufacturing readings

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

BEIJING (Agencies): Asian stock markets tumbled Wednesday as 2019 trading began after surveys showed Chinese manufacturing weakening. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 percent to 2,465.29 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 2.6 percent to 25,161.03. Japan’s markets were closed. Seoul’s Kospi lost 1.3 percent to 2,013.80 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.9 […]

Sports

Froome eyes joining legends as five-time Tour de France champions

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): British cyclist Chris Froome will focus on becoming only the fifth rider to win five Tour de France crowns this year and forego defending his Giro d’Italia title Team Sky announced on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Kenyan-born cyclist will aim to dethrone his Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas, who will also target the sport’s […]

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South Africa and Pakistan face selection posers

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

CAPE TOWN (Agencies): South Africa and Pakistan must resolve selection headaches ahead of the second Test starting at Newlands on Thursday. South Africa’s six-wicket win in the first Test at Centurion was set up by the bowling of Duanne Olivier, who had match figures of 11 for 96. Olivier got his chance because of an […]

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ICC announces direct qualifiers for World T20 2020 in Australia

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the teams that have qualified directly for next year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. According to the qualification criteria for the tournament, hosts Australia and the other nine top-ranked sides have ensured direct qualification. The top eight teams based on the T20I team […]

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Familiar trio make shortlist for African player of the year

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

CAIRO (Reuters): Forwards Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have again made the shortlist for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award, the second year running the trio have battled it out for the prestigious prize. Egypt striker Salah claimed the honour last year and will be favourite again, hoping […]

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Sharapova beats Timea Bacsinszky

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

SHENZHEN (Agencies): Maria Sharapova returned to competitive tennis with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) win against Timea Bacsinszky in the first round of Shenzhen Open on Monday. Sharapova cut short her campaign in September to recover from shoulder complaint. The fifth-seeded Russian, a semifinalist here last year, hit 23 winners against the unseeded Swiss player. Bacsinszky […]

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Ronaldo not obsessed by trophies

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

MADRID (Agencies): Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is “not obsessed” by individual trophies, having missed on this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning it five times. The Juventus striker also missed out on FIFA and UEFA’s player of the year trophies as former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric, a World Cup runner-up with […]

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Fashion & Movies

Kangana’s Manikarnki’s teaser is set to release

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The much awaited teaser of Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi will be released on Gandhi Jayanti. While the day is to celebrate the birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Mahatama Gandhi, Kangana felt it right to release the teaser to commemorate the spirit of the warrior queen on […]

‘Sui Dhaaga’ expected good opening at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma’s Sui Dhaaga has finally hit the screens today and has opened to a decent response at the box-office. The early shows of the film have registered an occupancy close to 40% which is pretty decent considering the film is not a typical commercial entertainer. Produced by Yash […]

Shraddha Kapoor reveals first look of Saina Nehwal’s biopic

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal’s biopic now on floors, movie buffs and sports fanatics are counting days till the film is ready for release but for now, fans are gushing over the first look unveiled of the film. Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor essaying the role of the badminton champion had taken […]

Parineeti Chopra speaks about her love life

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Even though she has never openly spoken about what goes on in her personal life, media’s obsession with Parineeti Chopra’s love life persists. Busy with her work commitments, one wonders if this beauty gets enough time to have a romantic personal life. Being one of the most accomplished millennial actresses, it’s not […]

Bolllywood responds in favor of Tanushree Dutta

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Turmoil broke loose in B-Town after actor and model Tanushree Dutta stepped forward accusing veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. Soon after the allegations were placed, Indian journalist Janice Sequiera presented an eye witness account of Dutta’s experience which led to several Bollywood stars stepping forward in support of the 34-year-old […]

Nana Patekar denies Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has denied sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by actress Tanushree Dutta. Speaking to Times Now, Patekar said he is considering legal action against Tanushree. “What do you mean sexual harassment? There were 50-100 people on the set with me,” Patekar said when asked about the allegations. […]

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Pakistani troops in Saudi Arabia: purposes & cross purposes

By The Frontier Post | March 13, 2018

Iqbal Khan Prospect of an enlarged Pakistani military deployment to Saudi Arabia had been under discussion for some time. Traditionally, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy close cooperation in diverse fields inclusive of defence cooperation. Armed forces of both countries regularly conduct military exercises; defence officials often travel to each other’s county and share their experiences […]

IMF concern on the deterioration economic state of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | March 12, 2018

Shaukat Hayat Buneri The international monitoring fund has expressed grave concern over the deteriorated economic situation of Pakistan. Loopholes in the payment of foreign debts, imbalances in monitory system, gradual declining in the foreign exchange and the impending perils in the ways of economic and monitory affairs are some of the main reasons of concerns, […]

NAP reinforced by Paigham-I-Pakistan Fatwa to end extremism

By The Frontier Post | March 11, 2018

Col (R) Muhammad Hanif After a terrorist attack on Peshawar APS on December 2014, along with launching operation Zarb-I-Azb in North Waziristan, Pakistan  also adopted a 20 Points National Action Plan (NAP) for implementation to completely eliminate the terrorism and extremism. In this regard while Zarb-I- Azb was a great success in eliminating terrorist hideouts […]

Trade Wars: How will US’ steel tariffs affect Turkey?

By The Frontier Post | March 10, 2018

Selin Nasi On March 1, the White House announced plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports. While the content of the bill is yet to be determined (along with US President Donald Trump’s determination to see it through), the initiative has already prompted reactions from both […]

New films on screen in the Gulf

By The Frontier Post | March 9, 2018

Zekeriya Kursun I haven’t been writing or speaking about the Gulf for quite some time now. I am following the developments in an attempt to understand what might happen. The Gulf region, which is open to foreign winds – with what it possesses or what it is unable to possess – never surprises and is […]

CPEC and gifted Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | March 8, 2018

Zaffar Alam Traditionally, China and Pakistan have cooperated closely at the strategic and political levels. Now the two nations are making efforts to expand their bilateral collaboration economically as well. The construction of CPEC is a milestone that signifies this shift. Balochistan province is the largest province of Pakistan and its importance lies in the […]

Editorial

Desire for dialogue

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2018

Making a policy statement in the upper house of the parliament, Senate, Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir urged President Trump administration to hold meaningful dialogue with Pakistan instead of issuing threats of suspension of economic and security assistance. He said dialogue can be held only when a pleasant environment is created.The Defense Minister said the United […]

Planning Commission assessment

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2018

The internal assessment of the Planning Commission reveals that PML-N government failed to achieve macroeconomic and social targets it set in the 11th five year plan. The assessment reveals that ruling party failed to achieve the targets even in the areas like electricity and construction of roads. It has neutralized all the claims of economic […]

Kabul defense conference

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2018

Speaking at the Chiefs of Defense Conference held at Afghan Capital Kabul, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa reiterated that the path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan. He said Pakistan had eliminated all terrorist sanctuaries from its soil; however, residual signatures of terrorists, who take advantage of presence of […]

Bitter pills

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2018

Despite having firm commitments of heavy funding, roughly $26 billion, the government is unlikely to get any major injection of foreign capital from traditional lenders with in the next four months which will restrict its options and push it to rely on foreign commercial loans and floating Euro Bonds to meet external financing needs. Advisor […]

Israel entry in the Syrian war

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2018

Israel has formally entered in the Syrian conflict which has made the situation further complex and explosively unstable. Israeli war aircrafts carried out air strike on a military position near the Capital Damascus on Wednesday. Israeli planes fired several missiles from inside the Lebanese airspace on the sights in Damascus countryside in which six civilians […]

Sane advice

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2018

Former Interior Minister and senior PML-N leader Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, while addressing a press conference at Taxila, urged the party leadership to stop the tirade against Judiciary and smear campaign against the honorable Judges. He said that the former disqualified Prime Minister NawazSharif ignored his sane advice and useful suggestions in the larger interest […]

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