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Ballot secrecy case: ECP accepts Imran’s apology

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has accepted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s apology over violating the electoral code of conduct by casting his voting on July 25. ECP has also ordered the issuance of notification for Imran’s victory in NA-53, where he stamped the ballot paper publicly instead of going behind the […]

ECP orders re-election in PK-23 Shangla

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) loses PK-23 Shangla seat after Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday ordered re-election in the constituency. The ECP declared election results from the Khyber Paktunkhwa Assembly constituency null and void on the grounds that less than 10 percent woman had cast their ballots in the  election on July 25. […]

Apex court issues contempt notice to PTI’s Amir Liaquat

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has issued contempt of court notice to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA Dr Amir Liaquat for non-compliance with the court’s order of not using hate speech on Friday. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed a three-member bench and it conducted hearing over a petition filed by a private […]

CJP expresses anger over NAB’s delay in Nandipur scam

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

Tariq Ullah Wardak ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday expressed anger over delay in the probe of Nandipur power project corruption scandal. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice heard case against allegations of corruption in the construction of 525-megawatt combined cycle power plant at Nandipur. During the hearing, the chief […]

President summons NA session on 13th

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned the National Assembly session on August 13. On the first day of the NA session newly elected members will take the oath. Nomination papers for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker will also be submitted the same day. Earlier, a summary to recommend the summoning of the National […]

Shebaz dispels NRO rumors, calls for parliamentary commission over rigging

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday categorically dispelled rumors of another NRO while calling for negotiations for solving political disputes. He was talking to media outside Adiala Jail. “Neither anyone yearns for NRO nor anyone is willing to give one”, Sharif told reporters. Sharif Jr demanded to constitute […]

Global

North Korea, U.S. spar over nuclear deal at Singapore forum

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters): North Korea and the United States on Saturday sparred over an agreement reached at a landmark summit in June for the Asian country to end its nuclear program, as Washington called for maintaining sanctions pressure against Pyongyang, which in turn said it was alarmed by U.S. intentions. The discord at a regional forum […]

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Zimbabwe opposition members in court over post-election violence, victims buried

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

HARARE (Reuters): Twenty-seven members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) appeared in a Zimbabwe court facing public violence charges on Saturday after six people were killed in post-election protests that were met by a military crackdown. Soldiers and tanks rolled into the capital Harare on Wednesday after protests erupted against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s […]

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China opposes contact between US, Taiwan ‘in any form’

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China on Friday opposed the U.S. law endorsing improved military and defense cooperation with Taiwan. “We firmly stand against the U.S. having official contact in any form or maintaining military relation with Taiwan,” Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of China’s State Council, said while commenting on the U.S. law. […]

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Trump’s Mideast peace plan delayed until after US polls

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: The “Deal of the Century”, a backchannel U.S. Middle East peace plan, could be delayed until after November elections in the U.S., according to reports in the Israeli media. On Friday, Israel HaYom, an Israeli daily, quoted an unnamed source “close to the White House” as saying the deal would likely not […]

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Zimbabwe opposition rejects ‘fake’ Mnangagwa victory

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

HARARE (AFP): Zimbabwe’s opposition on Friday rejected what it said were the “fake” results of landmark elections in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared victor. The former ally of Robert Mugabe won 50.8 percent of the vote in Monday’s historic first polls since the autocrat’s ousting last year, according to the Zimbabwe Election Commission just […]

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WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

GENEVA (Reuters): Yemen may be on the brink of a new cholera epidemic, with a heightened death rate due to widespread malnutrition, and the United Nations is hoping for a ceasefire in the north to allow for vaccinations, the World Health Organization said on Friday. “We’ve had two major waves of cholera epidemics in recent […]

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GB govt accords priority to resolving youth’s problems

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman said that government was taking tangible measures for welfare of the youth. Taking with members of the youth parliament, the GB CM said since youth played important role in socio-economic development of a country, GB government was investing more resources for creating opportunities for them […]

High treason case: Musharraf once again refuses to return

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has once again refused to return to Pakistan, his lawyer said Tuesday, citing ill-health and security concerns. Musharraf’s counsel said that the former president faced security risk and was not medically cleared by the doctors in Dubai to travel. He asserted that Musharraf will appear before […]

Abrarul Haq challenges NA-78 results in LHC

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PT) leader Abrarul Haq Tuesday moved the Lahore High Court against election results in NA-78 constituency. The PTI leader made Ahsan Iqbal and returning officer as respondents in his petition and alleged that the election in the constituency were rigged that resulted in a win for the PML-N leader. The […]

Chief of Naval Staff calls on PM; discusses professional matters

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here on Tuesday. The Naval Chief discussed the security situation of the country and other matters pertaining to the Pakistan Navy with the prime minister. During the meeting, PM Khan commended the efforts of Pakistan Navy in […]

CM Punjab seeks inquiry into death of minor girl in Mian Channu

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report MIAN CHANNU: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Tuesday directed the relevant authorities to submit him an inquiry report into death of a minor girl at a public hospital in Mian Channu. Mother of the one-year-old girl, a Thalassemia patient, has alleged that her daughter expired because doctors left her to attend to […]

Kyrgyz Ambassador calls on COAS

By The Frontier Post | August 28, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, Erik Beishembiev Tuesday visited the General Headquarters (GHQ) and called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, said a press release issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Matters of mutual interest, including regional security issues, were discussed during […]

Afghanistan

Atmar, Nicholson hold talks on ANDSF funding, security

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar met with the Commander of the US Forces and the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson. The Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) in a statement said the two sides held talks regarding the extension of the funding of the […]

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Seven ALP men killed in Taliban attack on checkpoint

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Seven Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel manning a check-post have been killed in a Taliban attack in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed the ALP checkpoint in the Marko area of Ghanikhel district late on Sunday night. He […]

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NPC approves contracts worth 204 million afghanis

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The National Procurement Commission (NPC) on Monday approved three contracts worth above 204 million afghanis, a statement from the Presidential Palace’s media office said. The NPC that met under President Ashraf Ghani’s chairmanship discussed 11 procurement contracts worth more than one billion afs but approved three contracts worth above 204 million afghanis, […]

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Eight security personnel among 23 killed

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk FAIZABAD: At least 25 militants, including four foreign fighters, and eight security personnel have been killed during an ongoing clash in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Nek Mohammad Nazari, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents have been conducting coordinated attacks on Zibak district for the past three […]

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Changes to electoral system seen as impracticable

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Commentators view demands of political parties for a change in the electoral system to multi-dimensional representation (MDR) and biometric voter registration as impracticable. Heads of different political parties and alliances recently slammed the voter registration process as inappropriate and engineered. They demanded fresh registration of voters, using the biometric system. At a […]

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Afghan police shot dead suicide bomber in Kabul city

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan police gunned down a suicide bomber in the busy commercial area of Shar-e-Naw on Monday morning before he could reach his target. Hashmatullah Stanikzai, Kabul police spokesman told local media outlet that the bomber had intended to detonate his explosives at the Shar-e-Naw Park were a large group of demonstrators had […]

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Business

Dollar falls by Rs5.36 in interbank

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: In a first in four years, the US dollar shed Rs5.36 against the rupee on Monday in the inter-bank market, falling to Rs122.5. In the open market, the foreign currency fell by Rs2, to trade at Rs118 (buying) and between Rs120-122 (selling). According to sources, the dollar is likely to further depreciate […]

China’s smartphone shipments bounce back in Q2: report

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

BEIJING (Xinhua): Smartphone shipments in China bounced back to above 100 million units in the second quarter of 2018 after a marked decline in the first three months, a new industry report showed. The recovery provides much needed relief to vendors and channel partners after shipments fell by more than 20 percent to 91 million […]

BMW to raise prices of 2 US-made SUV models

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): German carmaker BMW said it will raise the prices of two US-made crossover sport-utility vehicles in China to cope with the additional cost of tariffs on US car imports into the world’s biggest auto market. In a move due to take effect on Monday, BMW said in a statement to Reuters over the […]

South Korean banks shed 7,400 jobs

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: South Korean commercial banks let go some 7,400 employees over the past three years while earning some 18 trillion won mainly by collecting interest on loans they provided to households and companies, market data showed Sunday. The numbers come amid rising criticism that local lenders are not doing their part to create […]

Minister for strengthening capital markets for resource mobilization

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Strengthening of the capital market is critical for augmenting domestic resource mobilization to support the growing financing requirements of the country, said Caretaker Finance Minister, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar. Chairing a meeting to consider proposals and recommendations for capital market development here, the minister said the capital markets serve as a key avenue […]

Cotton cultivated over 2.69m hectares during current season

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Cotton crop had been cultivated over 2.69 million hectares of land across the crop producing areas of the country to produce 14 million cotton bales fixed during the current sowing season to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as for exporting. The crop sowing had registered about 1 percent increase across the […]

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Sports

‘Very bad’ preseason situation worries Man United boss

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2018

BENGALURU (Agencies): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is worried by the absence of key players from the club’s pre-season training camp in the United States, saying that the situation was “very bad” ahead of the Premier League campaign. United are without several World Cup participants, including France’s Paul Pogba, Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini, […]

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Zaman, Imam rise in ODI rankings

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Fakhar Zaman and Imamul Haq have improved their ODI batting rankings, after the latest update from the International Cricket Council. Zaman has continued his good run of form in the ongoing ODI series against Zimbabwe which has helped him move up by 14 places and he now sits on number 24 in […]

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Zalmi always working to find and groom new talent: Javed

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Champions of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Peshawar Zalmi are extremely active in hunting and grooming new talent, team owner Javed Afridi has said. Zalmi have been running different programmes and local leagues to unearth new talent from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and other parts of the world and has […]

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Boxers likely to get two-weeks training in Iran for Asian Games

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) is likely to send boxers for two-weeks training to Iran this month in order to prepare them for Asian Games to take place in Jakarta from August 18 to September 2. Talking to APP, PBF Secretary, Lt. Col. (R) Muhammad Nasir Ijaz Tung said currently the boxers training […]

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Bouchard battles past Bacsinszky in Gstaad opener

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

GSTAAD (Agencies): Eugenie Bouchard quelled a home threat at the Gstaad WTA tournament on Tuesday, fighting back to beat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 for a second-round place. The 146th-ranked Canadian who played the Wimbledon final four years ago but has since suffered through season after season of disappointment and a tumbling ranking, spent […]

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Sri Lanka seeks ‘clear rules’ on ball tampering

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

COLOMBO (Agencies): Sri Lanka’s sports minister called on the International Cricket Council to establish “simple, clear rules” Wednesday after skipper Dinesh Chandimal was punished for ball tampering. “Laws governing the offence / act of altering the condition of the ball are somewhat vague and lack clarity,” Faiszer Musthapha said in a statement. “I invite the […]

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Fashion

102 Not Out opens on a decent note at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor collected ₹ 3.52 Crore on day one. The movie which reunites the veteran actors of Bollywood after 27 years has not only received a good response from critics but is also being loved by the family going audience. Amitabh Bachchan and […]

Varun and Sidharth to play a cameo in ‘SOTY-2’

By The Frontier Post | May 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year 2 has created a lot of buzz. Tiger Shroff and newcomers Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria have everybody’s eyes set on them. Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra are the leading stars of today and they all started together in Student Of The Year. Talking about […]

Boney Kapoor and daughters receives Sridevi’s National Award

By The Frontier Post | May 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Just a few days ago, winners of the 65th National Awards were announced in New Delhi. Amongst other winners, late Sridevi was announced Best Actor (Female) for MOM. Since the prestigious awards ceremony is taking place in New Delhi today, filmmaker Boney Kapoor along with daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor was present to accept wife […]

Thomas Markle advises Prince Harry not to marry his sister Meghan Markle

By The Frontier Post | May 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: With the royal wedding a mere couple of weeks away, the preparations are almost done. The invites have been sent and the flowers have been ordered and all that is left now is for the bride to walk down the aisle. Before Meghan Markle can say “I do”, she has a long […]

Kangana to work in a promotional song for ‘Manikarnika’

By The Frontier Post | May 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut is finally back in the bay post her U.S. holiday. The actress already has work schedules all planned and from what it looks like – it’s going to be quite hectic for her. Kangana will soon begin work on promotions of her next – Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. It’s said […]

Anushka Sharma thanks Big B for wishing her on birthday  

By The Frontier Post | May 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan is very particular and disciplined, be it being on a movie set or wishing near and dear ones on their birthdays and anniversaries. Yesterday was Anushka Sharma’s birthday and Big B send birthday wishes through SMS. But he didn’t get a reply for her. Then he took his Twitter handle […]

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