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PM Imran’s Qatar visit to further expand bilateral relations: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Qatar would further expand relations between Pakistan and Qatar. “There’s an enormous potential in amplifying Pak-Qatar relations,” Mehmood Qureshi said while talking to media before leaving for a two-day visit to Qatar along PM Imran Khan. He said […]

13 dead in truck-bus collision in Hub

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report HUB: At least 13 people lost their loves when a bus had a head-on collision with truck in Balochistan’s Hub city on Monday. According to details, the accident occurred near Bella cross where the bus caught fire soon after smashing into the truck. At least 16 people sustained severe wounds among whom four […]

Pak Naval Chief visits Bahrain

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report MANAMA: Chief of Pakistan Navy Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi paid an official visit to Bahrain on Monday, the spokesperson of Pak Navy reported. The Pakistan Naval Chief was received by the head of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force at their headquarters. The homage was also presented in a traditional way to Admiral Abbasi. […]

PM Imran to leave for Qatar today

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will reach Qatar on a two-day visit today (Monday). PM Imran Khan is visiting the country on the invitation of Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hammad Al Thani. During his visit, PM Imran will meet the Emir of Qatar and his Qatari counterpart, Abdullah bin Nasser bin […]

Lawyers, traders protest continues in different cities against Sahiwal killings

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report SAHIWAL: Traders and lawyers of Punjab has staged protests and observed strikes in different cities across Punjab on Monday against the killings of three members of the same family in a Sahiwal police encounter. According to local media reports, District bar associations in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Muzaffargarh, Vehari, Khanewal and Dera Ghazi Khan are […]

Rental power projects scam: Court to indict Raja Pervez Ashraf, others on Feb 8

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Accountability court will indict PPP senior leader and former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and other accused persons on February 8 in the rental power projects (RPPs) case. According to details, Judge Arshad Malik presided over the hearing of the case and subsequently ordered all accused persons to appear before the court […]

Global

Kenya: Top court’s ruling on hijab disappoints Muslims

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

NAIROBI (AA): Kenya’s top court on Thursday overruled a 2016 Court of Appeal ruling that allowed Muslim students to wear hijab at their schools. In the ruling on the petition filed by the Methodist Church of Kenya against the verdict of the Court of Appeal, the supreme court said every school has a right to […]

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Rabat halts participation in Saudi-led coalition

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

RABAT (AA): Morocco has suspended its participation in a Saudi-led military coalition that has been fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebel group since 2015, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita confirmed Wednesday evening. Speaking to Al Jazeera, Bourita attributed the move to Rabat’s assessment of “developments on the ground” in Yemen, “especially in regards to the humanitarian situation”. […]

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Trump’s move in Venezuelan could cause domino effect

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

BOGOTA (AA): US President Donald Trump announced his government would recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the new president of Venezuela. The decision came after Trump met with various Republicans, including Florida Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio, also from Florida. The U.S’s backing of the self-proclaimed interim president, who invoked articles 333 and […]

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US bucks Maduro, will keep diplomats in Venezuela

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): The US defied orders by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to vacate diplomatic staff, saying Wednesday it will conduct relations through opposition leader Juan Guaido who it earlier recognized as the country’s interim president. “The United States does not recognize the Maduro regime as the government of Venezuela,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said […]

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China sees low birth rates despite 1-child policy lift

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

BEIJING (AA): China faced a significant drop in births last year despite the lifting of its one-child policy in 2016, official data showed Monday. The National Bureau of Statistics published the population growth rate for 2018. Data showed that population growth, birth rate and labour participation rate slowed as the elderly population rose. According to […]

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60 percent of Americans blame Trump for shutdown: poll

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): A majority of Americans hold U.S. President Donald Trump responsible for the record-long partial government shutdown, according to a poll released Thursday. The poll, conducted by The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, suggests the current stalemate in Washington is lowering the president’s approval ratings. There are 60 percent of Americans who […]

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Pakistan

IGP orders for addressing problems of heirs of Police Suhhadda

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Khan Mehsood has directed police high ups to solve the confronting problems of the heirs of police shuhadda on priority basis and make best use of the available resources for welfare of shuhadda families. These directives were given to all police officers throughout the province […]

Pak, Azerbaijan to constitute JWG on Energy: Sarwar

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

F.P. ReportISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Azerbaijan would constitute a Joint Working Group (JWG) on Energy for which a formal signing of the commercial agreement was expected next month, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan said Wednesday. During a meeting with Deputy Head of Mission Azerbaijan Chingiz Coribhi here, the minister said the Petroleum Division would try […]

JUI-F to protest against holding of provincial cabinet meeting in Landi Kotal

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Jamiat Ullema-e Islam Fazalrehman(JUI-F) disapproved cabinet meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to be scheduled in Landi Kotal on Tuesday as the moot was organized with intention to get hold of resources of the ex-tribal region and not to facilitate the tribal. Addressing to a press conference Khyber district Ameer of JUI-F, Mufti […]

Government initiatives for Afghan peace process hailed

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: Awami National Party district president advocate Sadruddin has welcome the Pakistan’s government initiatives for Afghan peace process, saying that durable peace in Afghanistan was inevitable for progress and development in the entire region. This said while speaking at a party meeting in Abakhel. The meeting was convened to elect new […]

Kidnapped neurosurgeon returns home after 48 days

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: Dr Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, a neurosurgeon who was kidnapped from Quetta, returned home on Wednesday. Doctors Association Committee has confirmed the news of Dr Khalil returning home. Last year on December 13, Dr Khalil was kidnapped from Shahbaz Town while he was on his way home from work while his car — […]

Transgender shot dead in Karak

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

F.P. Report KARAK: A transgender persons was gunned down and injured two others when unidentified armed men opened fire on them in Jatta Ismail Khel late Tuesday night. According to reports, the transgender persons were on their way back to Peshawar after performing in a musical evening in Jatta Ismail Khel area of district Karak, […]

Afghanistan

Jalili backs foreign troop drawdown, constitutional changes for peace

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Presidential hopeful Syed Noorullah Jalili said he would support the withdrawal of foreign troops and amend the Constitution to achieve durable peace and stability in the country. He said the National Unity Government (NUG) had failed to bring peace, stability to the country and ensure security and improve economy but instead resulted […]

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NSA Mohib met with the Foreign Minister of China

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

KABUL (Khaama Press): Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Dr. Hamdullah Mohib on Thursday met with the Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi during the first day of his trip to China. The Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) in a statement said the two sides discussed the issues mutual interest including peace process led by […]

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Daesh Commander Khateb killed in foreign forces airstrike: MoD

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

KABUL (Pajhwok): Notorious Daesh Commander Khateb Ameer has been killed in foreign forces airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday. Javid Ahmad Ghafoor, spokesman for the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told Pajhwok Afghan News Khateb was coordinated, facilitated attacks in urban areas and was providing explosive materials and logistic support to Daesh. […]

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Daudzai discusses Afghan peace with Pakistani religious leader

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

KABUL (TOLONews): President Ghani’s Special Envoy Umer Daudzai met Siraj-ul-Haq, head of Jamaat-e-Islami party, on Thursday during his four-day visit to Pakistan, the High Peace Council said in a statement on Friday. During the meeting, the two sides discussed key and practical issues for achieving peace in Afghanistan, read the statement. According to the statement, […]

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Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

KABUL (AFP): Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversees the drilling of a new well more than 100 metres deep after his first water reservoir dried up. He is not alone. A shortage of rain and snow, a booming population and wasteful consumption have drained the Afghan capital’s water basin and sparked […]

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Taliban ‘to be suppressed’ if refuse talks: Resolute Support

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

KABUL (TOLONews): The Resolute Support Mission (RS) in Afghanistan on Friday warned that Taliban will be fought if they refuse to sit at the peace negotiations table and continue clashing with Afghan security and defense forces. Resolute Support spokesman Colonel David Butler said war does not benefit any of the warring parties and asked Taliban […]

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Business

OPEC oil production posts biggest fall since 2017

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): OPEC oil supply fell in December by the largest amount in almost two years, an agency survey found, as top exporter Saudi Arabia made an early start to a supply-limiting accord while Iran and Libya posted involuntary declines. The 15-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries pumped 32.68 million barrels per day last […]

UK construction firms’ slowdown amid Brexit worries

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

LONDON: The UK construction sector ended 2018 on a weaker footing, hitting a three-month low in December amid fading demand for commercial projects and the growing risk of a no-deal Brexit. According to the Markit/Cips UK construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which is closely watched by the Bank of England and the Treasury as an […]

Qatar wants a slice of China’s huge aviation market

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

LONDON (CNN Business): Qatar Airways is buying into the one market no major airline can ignore: mainland China. The state-owned Gulf airline said Wednesday that it has acquired 5% of China Southern Airlines (ZNH), the country’s largest carrier. US rivals American Airlines (AAL) and Delta (DAL) already have stakes in China Southern and China Eastern […]

Apple admits fall in demand for iPhones, cuts revenue

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple said that demand for iPhones on the market is declining and its revenue guidance for its fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on Dec. 29, 2018, was revised downward. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to investors earlier in the day that the contraction in China’s smartphone market […]

China’s consumption market to maintain stable growth in 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

BEIJING (APP): Consumption is expected to remain the largest contributor to China’s economic growth in 2019, a Ministry of Commerce (MOC) official said. Wang Bin, deputy director of the Department of Market Operation and Consumption Promotion at the MOC, said at a recent meeting that consumption is expected to contribute to 65 percent of economic […]

Turkey’s annual inflation slips in Dec

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Consumer prices in Turkey slipped in December 2018, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Thursday. December’s figure was down 0.40 percent from 21.62 percent in November 2018. However, the consumer prices increased by 20.30 percent year-on-year. The highest annual increase in December was seen in furnishing and household equipment, up 31.36 percent, […]

Sports

Kei Nishikori through to Brisbane Int’l semifinals

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

BRISBANE (Agencies): Kei Nishikori has presented his case for Brisbane International favouritism, prevailing in a high-class quarterfinal against Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday night. The Japanese world No.9 rallied from 1-4 down in the second set to topple the Bulgarian 7-5 7-5 in a rematch of the 2017 final. The tournament’s second seed will play France’s […]

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Guptill, Neesham break records as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

TAURANGA (Agencies): Jimmy Neesham made a dream return to international cricket Thursday, crushing Sri Lanka with bat and ball as New Zealand won the opening one-day international by 45 runs in Tauranga. Neesham, recalled after 18 months in the wilderness as New Zealand look to trial all-rounder options before the World Cup, flayed the Sri […]

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SA invites Pakistan to bat first in 2nd second after winning toss

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAPE TOWN: South African captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl against Pakistan in the second Test at Newlands, Cape Town on Thursday (today). South Africa won the first Test in Pretoria by six wickets inside eight sessions as both bowling attacks found conditions to their liking with seam […]

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Federer beats Serena in Hopman Cup exhibition match

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

NEW YORK (Agencies): Roger Federer and Serena Williams, two of the greatest tennis players of all time, found the perfect way to welcome in the new year. They both did something they’d never done before: play each other. Williams and Federer, both 37, faced off in a mixed-doubles exhibition match at the Hopman Cup on […]

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Sharapova advances to Shenzhen Open q-finals

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

SHENZHEN, China (AP): Maria Sharapova reached the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open on Wednesday after Chinese teenager Wang Xinyu retired in the second set with cramps. Sharapova, who lost the first set 7-6 (4), was leading 5-2 in the second before the 17-year-old Wang was forced to quit. ”It’s not the way either of us […]

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Australia ponder changes as India chase history

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk MELBORNE: Australia start the New Year trying to prevent India from creating history by winning a Test series in the country for the first time. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is secured after the victory in Melbourne, but it is the bigger prize that Virat Kohli has come for and India have to be favourites […]

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Fashion & Movies

Tanushree displease with Farah Khan for working with Nana Patekar

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Taking a stand and telling her story after a decade of silence, Tanushree Dutta revealed in a recent interview about a horrific incident she faced on sets with her co-star Nana Patekar. Several actors from the industry backed Tanushree in her statement against Nana Patekar while many dodged the question to avoid […]

Aishwarya Rai likely to play a cameo in 2.0

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Being the most expensive Indian film ever, 2.0 has already created a dream buzz around itself. With superstar Rajinikanth back as Vaseegaran, the scientist and Chitty, the robot, 2.0 promises to be bigger and better than it’s prequel, Robot. The film also stars Akshay Kumar as Richard or Crowman and his look […]

Krishna Raj Kapoor passes away at 87

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of late legendary actor Raj Kapoor, passed away Monday morning at 87 after suffering from a cardiac arrest. “My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to cardiac arrest…old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise,” her eldest son Randhir told Indian […]

Sui Dhaaga earns Rs 35 crore on weekend

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sui Dhaaga: Made in India hit the theatres on Friday and earned Rs 8.30 crores on its opening day. The collections were impressive and they also took a jump on Saturday. After the film raked in good numbers at the box-office on day one, all eyes were on day two and the […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Israel’s ‘inevitable war’ with Hezbollah is fake news

By The Frontier Post | March 7, 2018

Martin Jay Media in the US and Israel is awash with stories about a possible war with Hezbollah. Yet talk of war is more about an American dream in the newsroom, rather than a precursor to an actual war. Do you ever wonder whether western media might have an unhealthy vested interest in war, in […]

Rising extremism in India: No end in sight

By The Frontier Post | March 6, 2018

Iqbal Khan India, as a state, presents a stimulating case of proliferating extremism. Over the centuries ‘Greater India’ has been shrinking in size as more and more ethno-sectarian minorities chose to create separate political entities in order to escape the strait jackets imposed by Hindu extremism. Post-independence era touted as India’s democratic order could not […]

Editorial

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 […]

Deteriorating external balance

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2018

The monthly import bill has jumped to $ 5.6 billion in January, which is the highest in the foreign trade history of Pakistan. The trade deficit has widened to $ 21. 5 during the past seven months of the current fiscal year and may go up further in the next few months if appropriate measures […]

Restoring stability to Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | February 10, 2018

A high level Afghan delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Hikmat Khalil Karzi is visiting Islamabad to hold second round of discussion on Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Peace Plan (APAPP). It is a joint action plan that envisages cooperation in the area of counterterrorism and reduction in violence, peace and reconciliation, Afghan refugee repatriation and joint economic […]

Authentic tax profiles

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2018

In an interview with Bloomberg news agency, Prime Minister Shahid Khqan Abbasi hinted at using national identity database to build a profile of potential taxpayers. He said that a plan will be drawn up to plug the leakages in tax collection, encourage correct property valuation, lower individual tax rate and offer tax amnesty. It is […]

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