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Trumps cuts military training programs with Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, U.S. officials say. The move, which has not been previously reported, is one of the first known impacts from Trump’s decision […]

PTI names Asad Qaiser as NA speaker, Ch Sarwar as Punjab governor

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Asad Qaiser, senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been nominated as PTI candidate for the slot of speaker of the National Assembly. While talking to media person’s on Friday in Islamabad, PTI Vice president Shah Mehmood Qureshi also informed that Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar was also nominated as governor of Punjab.  

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 […]

Global

Seven Kashmiris martyred in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

SRINAGAR (Monitoring Desk): Seven Kashmiris were martyred in occupied Kashmir on Saturday in fresh acts of state terrorism. According to reports, the troops killed five youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Kilora area of Shopian district. On the other hand, a civilian identified as Bilal Ahmed Khan was martyred after Indian troops […]

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115 students injured in clashes as Bangladesh teen protests turn violent

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

DHAKA (AFP): More than 100 people were injured in Bangladesh on Saturday after police fired rubber bullets at students protesters, a doctor and witnesses said, a major escalation in a stand-off between the government and demonstrators. For the last week students have brought parts of the capital Dhaka to a standstill with a protest against […]

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Russia confirms it sent Syrian refugee proposal to US

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

MOSCOW (AFP): Russia’s army on Saturday confirmed it sent a letter to the United States last month with a proposal to cooperate on rebuilding Syria and repatriating refugees after it was reported in the media. The Russian army’s chief of staff General Valery Gerasimov sent a letter to the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs […]

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Erdogan sanctions US officials in tit-for-tat row over pastor

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

ANKARA (AFP): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey would impose sanctions on two US officials as retaliation for a similar move by Washington, hitting back in an unprecedented row between the NATO allies. Turkey’s holding of pastor Andrew Brunson on terror-related charges for almost two years has sparked one of the most intense […]

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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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Pakistan

11-member KP cabinet takes oath

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Acting Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani took oath from the 11 member new KP cabinet at the Governor House on Wednesday. According to details, Chief Minister Mehmood Khan was present in the ceremony. The 15 member KP cabinet is made up of Atif Khan who has been named a senior minister […]

Government to take steps for award of NFC, says Asad

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Asad Umer told Senate that the government would take steps to complete the process of award of National Finance Commission (NFC). Speaking at the floor of the Senate here, he said if the government would decide to seek help of International Monetary Fund (IMF), it […]

Murad orders relief measures in drought-affected areas

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah keeping in view drought like situation in 148 dehs of seven districts of the province has decided to distribute wheat among the affected families and provide them fodder and vaccination for their cattle. He took this decision on Tuesday here at CM House while presiding […]

Blasphemous event: FM Qureshi speaks to Dutch counterpart

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi raised the issue of blasphemous event with the Dutch foreign minister which has hurt sentiments of the Muslims across the globe. “FM (foreign minister) underscored that the abominable act of the Dutch Parliamentarian was provoking and hurt the sentiments of Muslims across the world. Such acts spread […]

Govt decides to remove NBP president

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet during its third meeting discussed the 100 days plan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government and constituted task forces for its timely implementation to create 10 million jobs, build 5 million new houses, FATA’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, review of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, and amendments in accountability laws and […]

Zardari denies offshore assets in NRO case

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari submitted assurance Tuesday he had no property or bank accounts outside of Pakistan. Farooq H Naek submitted the one-page affidavit on behalf of the former president to the Supreme Court in a case pertaining to the National Reconciliation Ordinance. A three-member […]

Afghanistan

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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Balkh clerics urge Taliban to negotiate with government

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Some clerics and civil society activists in northern Balkh province welcomed the international Ulema conference in Saudi Arabia on Afghanistan and the NATO summit in Brussels, urging the Taliban to talk the peace process with the government. The religious scholars and civil society activists expressed these views at a gathering about peace […]

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Business

Turkish banking sector posts over $6b net profit

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The total net profit of the Turkish banking sector hit 28.9 billion Turkish liras ($6.34 billion) in the first half of 2018, according to the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) on Monday. In the six-month period, the banking sector’s net profit saw an annual hike of 13.8 percent, up from net […]

Wall Street drops as tech stocks slide

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): US stocks dropped on Monday as marquee technology companies continued to slide on growth concerns, with losses being curbed by a rise in energy firms on higher oil prices and in financials ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting. The technology index has been under pressure after underwhelming forecasts from Facebook (FB.O), Intel […]

Beijing to close 1,000 manufacturing firms by 2020

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

SHANGHAI: China’s capital Beijing will shut around 1,000 manufacturing firms by 2020 as part of a program aimed at curbing smog and boosting income in neighboring regions, state media said on Monday. Beijing will focus on dynamic, high-tech industries and withdraw from “ordinary” manufacturing, the Communist Party paper People’s Daily reported, citing a recent policy […]

Asian market fall to start week, after Wall Street losses

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Asian markets fell Monday after a steep decline in the U.S. technology sector weighed on Wall Street at the end of the week despite data showing the economy was growing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.8 percent to 22,536.81 and South Korea’s Kospi edged 0.2 percent lower to 2,291.09. The Shanghai […]

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 […]

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Sports

‘That’s rubbish’: India says Dhoni not retiring

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2018

London (Agencies): Indian coach dismisses theory that Dhoni’s actions at Leeds were a sign of impending retirement India coach Ravi Shastri says social media speculation that veteran MS Dhoni is about to retire is “rubbish”. Vision of Dhoni asking umpires for the match ball at the end of India’s eight-wicket loss to England was taken […]

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England to host Pakistan for ODI, T20I series before World Cup 2019

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk London: Pakistan will play five one-day internationals and a lone T20I against England in England before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. According to the schedule announced by England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday, Pakistan will be England’s first opponents of the home international season next year with the tour featuring five […]

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Neymar might be joining Real Madrid

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2018

Madrid (Agencies): World’s most expensive player Neymar could be on his way to Real Madrid as Paris Saint-Germain have opened the door for their star leaving the Parc des Princes. Spanish giants have been keenly linked with Brazilian superstar since he completed a world record £198million move to Ligue 1 last summer. The European champions […]

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Tendulkar’s son out for a duck

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2018

Colombo (Agencies): India batting icon Sachin Tendulkar’s son made his batting debut with a duck in his first Under-19 appearance during the Youth Test match against the Sri Lankan U-19 team at the Nondescripts Cricket Club in Colombo. Arjun Tendulkar, 18 was dismissed by Shashika Dulshan.  The all-rounder defended 11 deliveries  before being dismissed for […]

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‘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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Fashion & Movies

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 […]

Priyanka Chopra rejects speculations of secret marriage

By The Frontier Post | May 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra has quashed claims that she has secretly tied the knot. Rumours were rife that the Quantico star had secretly tied the knot after she posted a picture on social media from a weekend trip to Assam. In the picture, the actor was seen wearing a bracelet which many […]

Bipasha Basu likely to return to the big screen

By The Frontier Post | May 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bipasha Basu made her debut in 2002 with Raaz and took everyone by a sexy storm. The bong beauty went on to work in various films that only proved that there ain’t nobody hotter than this lady. She was last seen in a horror film, Alone opposite husband Karan Singh Grover, after […]

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari to direct ‘Ghar Ki Murgi’

By The Frontier Post | May 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After Bareilly Ki Barfi, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is now bringing a slice of life story for the audience. Ghar Ki Murgi is a short film written by Dangal writer-director and Ashwiny’s husband Nitesh Tiwari. Two time Filmfare award-winning director, Ashwiny announced aher short film on Twitter, “Looking forward to direct a short film Ghar ki Murgi A slice of life […]

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