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Naval Chief calls on Commander-in-Chief of Russian Navy

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to Russian Federation met Commander-in-Chief of Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Korolyov at Saint Petersburg, said a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy. Upon arrival, the Naval Chief was warmly received by […]

Govt reluctant to reply queries about economy, foreign policy: Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto criticizing the incumbent government has said that it seems reluctant to answer the queries about economy and foreign policy. Talking to media here on Wednesday, Bilawal Bhutto alleged that the government has no foreign policy other than begging from International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other […]

Aafia Siddiqui’s ‘human, legal rights’ issue raised with US: FO

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has raised the issue of “respecting the human and legal rights” of Pakistani neuroscientist and mother of three, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, jailed in the US for almost a decade, with the US Ambassador Alice Wells who visited Islamabad on Tuesday. The Foreign Office in a statement on Wednesday […]

Passing through critical juncture, change to be visible in six months: PM

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that currently the country was passing through a critical juncture, but hopefully the masses would see a visible change in the next six months. He expressed these views while talking to Members National Assembly (MNAs) hailing from district Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera and Peshawar who called […]

Vawda accuses PML-N govt of stealing water of other provinces

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Faisal Vawda exchanged harsh words during National Assembly session on Wednesday over the water issue. During the NA session, PTI leader Faisal Vawda accused the previous PML-N government for stealing the water of other provinces and on the matter, the […]

Top Court indicts Amir Liaquat in contempt of court case

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan indicted the member of National Assembly (MNA) Amir Liaquat Hussain was indicted in a contempt of court case on Wednesday. As the hearing underway, PTI MNA tendered an unconditional apology before the Supreme Court; however, Justice Aijazul Ahsan remarked that the time for the apology had already lapsed. […]

Global

Record 435 casualties reported during Afghan polls: UN

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

KABUL (AFP): Afghanistan suffered 435 civilian casualties (56 deaths and 379 injured) during the last month’s parliamentary elections in the country, the UN said on Tuesday. In a special, titled 2018 Elections Violence, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) noted the Taliban launched “deliberate” campaign of violence and intimidation to disrupt parliamentary elections, resulting […]

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Saudi Arabia to build first nuclear research reactor

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday laid the foundation stone for the kingdom’s first nuclear research reactor, state media said, as the kingdom seeks to diversify its energy mix. The reactor was among seven projects launched by the prince during a visit to Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, […]

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer says UN, EU made him leave Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

THE HAGUE (AFP): Saif-ul-Mulook, the lawyer for Asia Bibi has revealed that the UN and EU made him leave Pakistan “against my wishes” because he was a “prime target.” Mulook who has fled to the Netherlands said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad following protests across the country after Asia Bibi’s acquittal by […]

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UK cannot unilaterally scrap border backstop: Ireland

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): Neither Ireland nor the European Union would ever sign up to a backstop agreement to keep the Irish border open after Brexit that could be ended unilaterally by Britain, Ireland’s foreign minister said on Monday. The sides in the negotiations have signalled progress on agreeing customs arrangements for an emergency Irish border fix […]

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Saudi vows to prosecute Khashoggi killers, defends rights record at UN

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Saudi Arabia told the United Nations on Monday it would prosecute those responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate, and defended its human rights record. Bandar Al Aiban, the head of the Saudi government delegation at the first U.N. review of the kingdom’s record in five years, […]

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Taj Mahal’s mosque closed for prayers except on Fridays

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

NEW DELHI (AA): Muslims in Indian city of Agra would no longer be able to offer prayers at the mosque situated on the premises of landmark Taj Mahal except on Fridays. According to the directives issued by the Archaeological Survey of India, Muslims will be allowed to offer prayers at the Taj Mahal mosque only […]

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Pakistan

Amid anti-encroachment drive in Karachi’s Saddar police, rangers deployed

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Amid grand anti-encroachment drive, Karachi Development Authority (KDA) on Sunday has deployed police and rangers due to expected interference of land mafia. KDA has expanded the grand anti-encroachment operation against land mafia in the city, with a plan to remove the illegal constructions in Saddar Rainbow Canter after Empress Market and Kabari […]

156 persons arrested over power theft in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: At least 156 people were arrested in difference areas of Peshawar on charges of electricity theft. The city administration also disconnected 944 illegal connections and issued notices to some people involved in the wrongdoing. According to officials, the administration recovered Rs 30 million from defaulters. While more than 40 transformers were removed […]

Bikers without helmets will not be given petrol in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: City Traffic Police on Saturday penned a letter to Deputy Commissioner (DC) Lahore urging him to bar petrol pumps’ owners from giving petrol to those bikers who drive bikes without wearing helmets. On the other hand, Lahore Traffic Police had carried out over 3 lacs challans for not wearing helmets. On Mall […]

Asad Umar lauds National Financial Inclusion Strategy

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Saturday chaired a meeting of the Economic Advisory Council’s (EAC) Sub-Groups on National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) and Fiscal Sector in Islamabad. The meeting was attended by all major stakeholders and members of the sub-group from the Ministry of Finance, State Bank of Pakistan, Federal Board of […]

Dolphin Force will be introduced in DG Khan: Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

F.P. Report DG KHAN: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that Dolphin Force will be introduced in DG Khan and setting up of the regional office of CTD will help counter terrorism. Presiding over a high level meeting at the Commissioner Office Dera Ghazi Khan on Saturday, Sardar Usman Buzdar said immediate necessary […]

Former police officer gunned down in Quetta

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Naeem Kakar was killed on Saturday after unidentified gunmen opened fire at him at Zargoon Road, police said. Kakar was critically injured in the firing and succumbed to his wounds at the Combined Military Hospital, DIG Abur Razzaq Cheema said. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal […]

Afghanistan

CEO vows thorough probe into incident

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Chief Executive of the Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah has vowed that the government would thoroughly investigate the deadly incident in Kandahar that left Gen. Abdul Raziq dead. Abdullah arrived in Kandahar province earlier Thursday to offer condolences to the family of Gen. Abdul Raziq. He called the attack on Gen. Raziq […]

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14 civilians killed in Special Forces raid in Nangarhar

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Fourteen civilians, including children, were killed and two women were wounded during an operation by Special Forces in Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province, sources said Wednesday. A credible source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the 02 Special Forces unit conducted the operation in the […]

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Baghlan’s Doshi district residents demand fresh vote

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk PUL-I-KHUMRI: Hundreds of residents from Doshi district of northern Baghlan province on Tuesday visited the governor’s house here and demanded fresh elections in their areas after thousands failed to cast their votes due to insecurity. One of the residents, Arbab Abdul Wahab Shinwari, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 13,000 people had registered to […]

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NPC approves 14 new projects: ARG Palace

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The National Procurement Commission (NPC) has approved fourteen new projects having a combined value of 2.2 billion Afghanis, the Office of the President, ARG Palace said. Some of the key contracts approved during the meeting include construction of the first phase of road between Maruf and Arghistan districts in Kandahar, printing of […]

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President condoles with Gen. Raziq’s family

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani visited the grave of Gen. Abdul Raziq and offered fateha after arriving in the capital southern Kandahar province. The president condoled with the mother of Gen. Raziq and thanked her for raising a brave and patriotic son Abdul Raziq, a statement from Presidential Palace said. The Kandahar police chief, […]

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Elections massively rigged in Paktia, allege candidates

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk GARDEZ: Protesting candidates in southeastern Paktia province rejected Saturday’s Wolesi Jirga elections as massively rigged. Addressing a press conference here, Wolesi Jirga candidate Syed Jamaluddin Asifkhel alleged government officials such as district administrative heads, police chiefs and others supported certain candidates during elections. He said votes polled without biometric verification were not acceptable […]

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Business

Europe markets calm after Asia and US sink

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

NEW YORK (BBC News): European share markets have steadied after big falls in Asian stocks that followed a bruising trading session on Wall Street. Tokyo stocks slumped more than 3%, while losses pushed the US Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 into negative territory for the year. European markets followed suit at first, […]

EU issues 3.1 million residence permits in 2017

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Around 3.1 million people took residence permits from the EU for the first time in 2017, the EU’s statistical authority said on Thursday. The number of new permits rose by 4 percent or 112,000 in 2017 compared with 2016, Eurostat said in a press release. “Employment reasons accounted for almost one-third (32 […]

Turk Airlines inks deal with Azul Brazilian Airlines

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Turkish Airlines has signed a Frequent Flyer Program (FFP) Agreement with Azul Brazilian Airlines, Turkey’s flag carrier announced on Thursday. Under the deal, starting next January members of Turkish Airlines’ airline loyalty program Miles&Smiles and of Brazil’s TudoAzul will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by both carriers, it […]

EU produces over 5m tons of pasta

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Some 5.4 million tons of pasta were produced in the European Union last year, the EU’s statistical authority said Thursday, marking World Pasta Day. EU pasta production worth €5.3 billion (around $6.05 billion) in 2017 showed an increase of 60 percent, or 2 million tons, compared to 10 years ago. Not surprisingly, […]

NAFL, SÜTA sign agreement for manufacturing, marketing and sale of premium dairy products

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: NAFL, one of the affiliated companies of Nishat Group, has entered into a joint venture agreement with SÜTA, one of the largest producers of milk and dairy products in Turkey, for the manufacturing, marketing and sale of premium dairy products in Pakistan and development of Pakistan’s dairy sector. The agreement was signed […]

Pound rises after ruling party shows loyalty on Brexit

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): The pound rose above $1.29 on Thursday after a show of support for British Prime Minister Theresa May from her Conservative Party dampened fears of an immediate leadership challenge over her Brexit strategy. The prospect of politics scuppering a divorce deal between Britain and the European Union has weakened sterling in recent days […]

Sports

Pakistan ready for ‘dangerous’ Australia: Mickey Arthur

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur admitted Australia will be a “dangerous” proposition in the second Test after they clung on for an improbable draw in a thrilling series opener in Dubai. Australia put up a remarkable fightback to deny Pakistan victory on a wearing fifth day pitch, as they avoided defeat by […]

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Thierry Henry appointed Monaco head coach

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

MONACO (Agencies): Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as head coach of Monaco until June 2021. The 41-year-old Frenchman, who had been Belgium’s assistant manager, began his professional career at Monaco and helped them win Ligue 1 in 1997. The club are third from bottom in Ligue 1 and sacked manager Leonardo Jardim […]

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‘Brilliant Morgan should not be dropped’

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Dambulla (Agencies): England one-day captain Eoin Morgan is a “brilliant leader” and should not drop himself from the 50-over side, according to Joe Root. Morgan said on Tuesday he would be prepared to drop himself at next year’s World Cup if it benefitted the team. Morgan has revolutionised the England one-day team in recent years, […]

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Vonn to retire at end of season

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Lindsey Vonn, widely regarded as the greatest female ski racer of all-time, will retire from competition following the 2018-19 season even if she fails to break the record for World Cup wins, the American said on Thursday. The 33-year-old holds the women’s record of 82 World Cup wins and trails only Swedish great […]

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Conor & Khabib suspended

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Las Vegas (Agencies): Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) pending a full investigation into the scenes that marred the end of Sunday’s UFC lightweight fight in Las Vegas. Following his victory, Nurmagomedov jumped the octagon fence and started fighting his rival’s team. McGregor then fought […]

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Chase leads West Indies recovery in Hyderabad

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Hyderabad (Agencies): Roston Chase and Jason Holder rescued West Indies with a century stand but Umesh Yadav struck a late blow for India on day one of the second Test in Hyderabad. India were a bowler down when paceman Shardul Thakur left the field early in his debut and was unable to return due to […]

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Fashion & Movies

Mouni Roy to be seen with Rajkummar Rao in ‘Made in China’

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Mouni Roy has her kitty full of impressive projects lined-up in the near future. With her big Bollywood debut, Gold opposite Akshay Kumar on Independence Day this year, the actress is all set to take the industry by storm. Mouni will then be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra that stars Ranbir Kapoor, […]

Kartik Aaryan replaces Sidharth Malhotra in upcoming ‘Kirik Party’

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Producer Ajay Kapoor of Kyta Productions has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan, for the Hindi remake of Kannada blockbuster Kirik Party (2016). It’s a coming of age romantic film, which promises great music as well. The film underlines how friendship and love can turn a boy into a compassionate man. The film, […]

‘Manikarnika’ teaser to be out on August 15

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut has put in her blood and sweat into making Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The film took a long time to wrap and involved long hours of shooting strenuous scenes with heavy costumes for the actress. Kangana also injured herself during the filming of this project. But it seems all […]

Akshay Kumar is the highest paid actor of Bollywood

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Forbes just released the list of the highest paid actors in the world. While Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have earned the 82nd and 76th spot respectively, it seems that Shah Rukh Khan has not made the cut. According to the magazine, Akshay Kumar’s income is shown to be $40.5 Million, while […]

Anushka and Varun’s starrer Sui Dhaaga’s trailer to be out on 15 August

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan are ready to collaborate for the first time ever in Yash Raj Films’ Sui Dhaaga: Made in India. The film’s shooting has wrapped up and it is currently in its post-production stage, where the editing of the film as well as its trailer is going on. Varun […]

Priyanka Chopra likely to be seen in a web series

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Off late, web series have brought about a new wave of fresh content for the audience. The biggest example has to be the latest addition to the world of Indian web series, Sacred Games. The drama thriller starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all everybody’s talking about right now and […]

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Curse of circular conspiracy theory

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2017

Iqbal Khan There was a nation-wide sigh of relief when Faizabad sit-in ended peacefully, thanks to good offices of Pakistan Army. This wasn’t the first time when Army played such a role. Over the decades, our national system has become quite fragile. After every sit-in, long march or threat thereof and each shady judicial verdict, […]

What is next in post-Daesh Syria?

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2017

Ibrahim Kalin Now that Daesh has been defeated in Syria, will the U.S. government stop its support of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed People’s Protection Units (YPG), the PKK’s affiliates in the country? This question was discussed during a recent phone call between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Scrumming around FATA reforms

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2017

Khan Zeb In the age of liberal democracy, the debate from human rights has moved forward to ‘human security’ and ‘human development’. In this quarter of the world, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), more than five million people are shorn of even the basic rights of life, property and liberty. The human rights scholars believe […]

What next for Baghdad and Erbil?

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2017

Saad Aldouri The fallout from the Sept. 25 illegitimate Kurdish referendum has resulted in a severe blowback for the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), leaving further questions over what will be next for the Baghdad-Erbil relationship in Iraq. It is becoming increasingly clear that the decision to go forward with the referendum was a misjudgement on […]

Can the broken Saudi Arabia economic model be reformed?

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2017

Adeel Malik The old unsustainable Saudi model of state patronage is coming to an end. But will the new economic model be any different? The recent purge in Saudi Arabia has generated both hope and cynicism—hope that the time for long-awaited reform might have finally arrived in Saudi Arabia and scepticism about this being another […]

Washington presents Saudi plan for Lebanon

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2017

Hussain Abdul-Hussain Saudi Arabia is not known for articulating its policies. One could make little of Riyadh’s position on Lebanon, whose Prime Minister Saad Hariri was summoned to Riyadh to announce his resignation and give a meaningless interview, before moving to what seems to be his exile in Paris. But where Saudi Arabia says little, […]

Editorial

Red Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2017

A second terrorist attack came in Peshawar just with in one week. A hostel of Agriculture Training Institute was stormed by three terrorists on Friday morning killing nine people and wounding 37 others. Tehrik-i- Taiban Pakistan claimed the responsibility of the attack. A few days ago Additional Inspector General Headquarter of KP Police Ashraf Noor […]

Vibrant democracy

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2017

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the first unit of 1320 Mega Watts coal fired thermal power plant at Port Qasim, the prime Minister Shahid Kaqan Abbasi reiterated his resolve towards strengthening and taking forward democracy in the country. He said election will be held in August next year and our future lies in democracy, […]

Violating fiscal discipline

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2017

The federal government has turned a deaf ear to the World Bank warning to address the macro-economic imbalances and resort to tight fiscal discipline to successfully meet its external obligations and avoid the risk of enormously mounting debt burden. But it has gone for upward revision of budget deficit. The government has now admitted that […]

Crying over spilt milk

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2017

People of the country have heaved a sigh of relief over the end of sit-in at Faizabad Interchange and protest across the country. But the federal government and government of Punjab seem to be disillusioned and frustrated over the amicable resolution of the most sensitive issue purposely ignited by the government itself and then did […]

Ordeal is over

By The Frontier Post | November 28, 2017

Leader of Tehrik-i- Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) has announced calling of the sit in at Faizabad Interchange paralyzing the Federal Capital Islamabad for about three weeks. The government agreed to accept the demands of TLY and with the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid first demand has been fulfilled. The demands pertaining to make […]

Inevitable Sanity

By The Frontier Post | November 27, 2017

The tough resistance put up by the protestors of three religious parties Tehrik-i- Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, (TKN), Tehrik-i- Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY), and Sunni Tehrik (ST) at Faizabad Interchange and the ensuing blowback, compelled the federal government to suspend the operation to end their three weeks long sit-in. Roughly 8,500 Elite Police and paramilitary troops in […]

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