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Will visit UK next week to reopen corruption cases: Shahzad Akbar

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Sunday said that government officials will visit the UK next week in order to get corruption cases reopened. During a press conference held in the federal capital, Akbar said that an agreement with the UK government to reopen corruption cases is […]

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Minor injured after Indian troops open fire across LoC: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Indian troops on Sunday opened fire on civilian population in the Chirikot Sector, according to a press release by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). An 8-year-old boy, Khayam, got seriously injured after the Indian troops opened fire from posts on the Line of Control (LoC). According to the military’s media wing, the […]

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Boucher urges Pakistan to protect its borders

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2018

Jalil Afridi Washington DC: Former US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Richard Boucher said that he is impressed with the determination of Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan who continues to raise concern for the poor people of Pakistan. In an exclusive interview with The Frontier Post, Richard Boucher said that politics […]

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Communist Party of China ink MoU to strengthen ties

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Communist Part of China and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and director general of Communist Party of India singed the MoU that was aimed at strengthening party to party relations. “Witnessed MOU signing ceremony between Communist Party of […]

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Nawaz fails to cast vote for not having CNIC

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Former premier and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif failed to cast his vote for he did not have his computerised national identity card (CNIC). Nawaz arrived at a polling station set up at Government Technology College in National Assembly constituency NA-124 Lahore, where from former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi […]

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Pakistan will hit back ten times if India conducts one surgical strike: DG ISPR

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

F.P. Report LONDON: Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Pakistan will launch 10 if India launches one surgical strike. Talking to media in London on Saturday, he said the country whose armed forces aren’t strong splits, adding that Pakistan Army wants to strengthen the democracy in […]

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Global

Factory explosion kills 9 in India

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Nine people were killed and 14 others injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a factory in central India, officials said. The blast occurred in a pipeline near the coke oven section of Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh state. The plant is operated by the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited […]

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Indonesia quake toll tops 2,000

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: The death toll from last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has risen to over 2,000, local media reported Tuesday. According to the Indonesian news agency Antara, military authorities in the region announced that the Sept. 28 earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia have killed a total of 2,002 people. […]

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Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP): Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump’s national security team. Meeting Haley in the Oval Office, Trump said that Haley had done a “fantastic job” and would leave at the end of the year. “She told me probably six months […]

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Hurricane Michael reaches Category 2, threatens southern US

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

MIAMI (AFP): Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with 100-mile-per-hour winds on Tuesday as Florida’s governor warned it could bring “total devastation” to parts of the southern US state. The storm — currently located over the Gulf of Mexico — is sweeping toward the Florida coast at around 12 miles per hour and […]

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Jailed Bangladesh ex-PM ´can´t use left hand´: doctor

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

DHAKA (AFP): Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia, transferred to hospital last weekend from the 19th-century jail where she is the only prisoner, can no longer use her left hand, her doctor told AFP on Tuesday. Zia, 73, was jailed in February for corruption and has been on trial in a special room in the abandoned […]

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Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Tuesday agreed to let Turkish authorities search its Istanbul consulate as part of the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. There has been fierce speculation over what happened to Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who wrote for Arab […]

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Pakistan

Attempts being made to sideline 18th amendment: Sherpao

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Sunday termed the present democratic system controlled democracy and said institutionalised rigging was committed in the July 25 general election. Addressing a well-attended public gathering to mark the 6th Foundation Day of his party here, he said it was not the first […]

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Looters of public money not to be pardoned: Afridi

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: State Minister for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi Sunday said that those who plundered public money would not be pardoned and be made accountable before masses for their misdeeds. He expressed these views while addressing a ceremony as a Chief Guest in Alkhidmat Nassem Khan Memorial Hospital at Kohat. He said that elements […]

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Dishonesty not to be tolerated: Faisal

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water Resources, Faisal Wada has said that no corruption, fraud, or dishonesty would be tolerated in PTI’s new Pakistan. Talking to a private news channel, he said that Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) government believed in corruption free environment, truth and honesty.  Commenting on Saudi’s support to Pakistan in […]

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Raza Haroon reportedly met Ishratul Ebad

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Raza Haroon Sunday held an ‘important’ meeting with former Sindh governor Dr Ishratul Ebad in London. Sources close to the development said the two discussed the prevailing political situation in Sindh and agreed to engage like-minded members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. PSP leader Anees Advocate had […]

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18th amendment was not passed to facilitate corruption mafia: Haleem

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

F.P. Report Karachi: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Sindh general secretary and parliamentary leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has said that the eighteenth amendment was passed to strengthen the provinces and not to strengthen the corruption mafia and hide their crimes. Addressing a press conference here at the residence of PTI leader Inayat […]

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No clue found of missing SP Tahir Khan Dawar

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR:  No clue found regarding the recovery of missing Police officer SP Tahir Khan Dawar who was mysteriously disappeared in Islamabad on Friday evening. When asked SSP operation Javed Iqbal, he said that a team of senior police officers have left for Islamabad and investigation is still underway to find any clue of […]

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Afghanistan

Govt officials reportedly met with Taliban representatives

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A delegation of Afghan officials has reportedly met with the Taliban group representatives in Saudi Arabia amid ongoing efforts to revive Afghan peace talks. Sources privy of the development within the Taliban leadership have said that the Afghan officials have held talks with the Taliban group representatives regarding the security of upcoming […]

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Many Nangarhar families deny vote right to women

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Some families in remote areas of eastern Nangarhar province did not allow their female members to register as voters in the upcoming elections, residents and rights activists say. There are also many families who allowed their women to register as voters in the upcoming parliamentary polls, but they are not permitted to […]

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Some WJ hopefuls are close relatives of senior govt figures

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of relatives of high ranking government officials have nominated themselves the upcoming Woleis Jirga polls which according to expert would make the situation dangerous for the candidates who have vote bank among masses, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. According to the Independent Election commission (IEC) 2,565 persons, including 417 women […]

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Abdullah calls for closure of terrorist safe havens

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The international community has failed to arrive at an acceptable definition of terrorism, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah said on Wednesday. He asked the UN General Assembly to treat all shades of terrorism as one, shut down the breeding grounds and sanctuaries and prosecute or repatriate violent extremists. “All stakeholders need to agree […]

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35 militants killed, hurt in Qahr Silab operations

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least thirty five militants were killed or wounded during Qahr Silab operations in eastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said Thursday. According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military, the Afghan army, national police, army special forces, Afghan Local Police, public order police, intelligence […]

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NDS Chief met with JI Chief in Balkh

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS) Chief Masoom Stanikzai met with the Chief Executive of Jamiat Islami Ata Mohammad Noor in Balkh province. The Jamiat Islami Chief Executive in a statement said the ongoing situation of the country was discussed during the meeting with the NDS Chief Masoom Stanikzai. Noor […]

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Business

About 8,000 institutions trade on ADX

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

ABU DHABI (Agencies): Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, ADX, said the number of institutional investors reached 7,993 by the end of August 2018 due to a stable trading environment. Of the 7,993 institutions that traded on the bourse, 5,979 were foreign institutions and 2,014 were domestic. Net institutional investment from the beginning of year up to […]

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Brexit has cost Britain £500m a week, study says

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has cost the government £500 million a week, wiping out for the moment any future savings from stopping payments to the bloc, according to a study published on Sunday. The economic impact of the Brexit vote has been the subject of intense debate, with supporters and […]

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ADB approves new access to information policy

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a new Access to Information Policy that aims to maintain ADB’s high standards of transparency. The policy, which will come into effect on January 01, 2019, will replace the current Public Communications Policy (PCP), says an ADB’s statement on Sunday. The new […]

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Export of cement rises 8.1% in two months

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Export of Cement from the country increased by 8.01 percent during first two months of current fiscal year to US$ 48.535 million as compared to export of $44.9 million in July-August (2017-18). With respect to quantity, the exports of cement increased by 25.41 percent as it rose to 1.092 million metric tons […]

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ICCI office bearers for 2018-19 sworn in

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The newly elected Office Bearers and Executive Members of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry have taken oath of their portfolios in the 34rd Annual General Meeting of ICCI. Ahmed Hassan Mughal was sworn in as President, Raffat Farid, Senior Vice President and Iftikhar Anwar Sethi as Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of […]

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Mobile banking transactions witnesses growth

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: With a significant growth of some 195 percent, mobile phone banking transactions crossed Rs 410 billion mark during the last fiscal year (FY18). According to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Mobile Phone/App based banking is being offered by 21 Banks/MFBs to 3.4 million registered users at the end of June, 2018. Intra-bank […]

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Sports

Wham-bam as Japan’s Naomi Osaka blazes into Tokyo quarters

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2018

TOKYO (Agencies): Japan’s Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday in her first match since her historic US Open triumph. The 20-year-old, who earlier this month stunned Serena Williams to become Japan’s first grand slam singles champion, fired down 10 aces in a fearsome display […]

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Messi hat-trick fires Barca to victory over PSV

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2018

BARCELONA (Agencies): Lionel Messi scored a record eighth Champions League hat-trick as Barcelona kick-started their campaign with a 4-0 home win over PSV Eindhoven, although they had defender Samuel Umtiti sent off late in the second half on Tuesday. The Spanish champions’ all-time top scorer Messi broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute with an […]

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Javeria Khan to captain Pakistan in Bismah Maroof’s absence

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Javeria Khan will captain Pakistan for the tour of Bangladesh as well as the home series against Australia. The 30-year old veteran of Pakistan women’s cricket takes over duties in the absence of regular captain Bismah Maroof, who is recovering, after undergoing surgery for sinus problems. There is a chance Maroof could […]

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Mohammad Abbas claims ten wickets in a day to batter hapless Durham

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

LEICESTER (Agencies): Durham were bowled out twice in just two sessions, registering their two lowest scores in first-class cricket as they collapsed to an ignominious innings defeat on a truly extraordinary day’s cricket in their Specsavers County Championship match against Leicestershire at the Fischer County Ground. The visitors were unable to cope with the bowling […]

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Shoaib says Pakistan will make a strong comeback

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said that the Pakistani team will make a strong comeback in the remaining matches of the Asia Cup tournament following a dismal performance against India on Wednesday. In a one-sided contest, Rohit Sharma-led India outclassed Pakistan by eight wickets in their paltry chase of 162 runs. “It appeared […]

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Pakistan got a wakeup call before main round, says Sarfraz

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk): Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed called the loss against India as a wakeup call before the main round of the ongoing Asia Cup tournament. In a one-sided contest, Rohit Sharma-led India outclassed Pakistan by eight wickets in their chase of 162 runs. “We didn’t have a good start. Lost two wickets in the first […]

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Fashion & Movies

Feel no pressure before a film’s release: Salman Khan

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan is back to set the box-office ablaze with his latest release Race 3. The film promises action-packed sequences with twists and turns. Apart from Salman the film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah. Salman said to media that he believe that fans don’t […]

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Mahesh Babu soon to make entry in Bollywood

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: One of the most popular south actors, Mahesh Babu, will be making his Bollywood debut soon. The actor has already had a few rounds of meetings with producers and his Bollywood debut is almost finalized. “It is known news that recently, Mahesh Babu flew to abroad along with his wife Namrata and […]

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“Teefa in Trouble” to hit screens on July 20

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: This summer, Ali Zafar has a delightful treat for his fans with his upcoming film ‘Teefa in Trouble’. The trailer of the Ali Zafar starrer was released on Thursday in Karachi. At the occasion, Zafar said that he hopes that fans will like the film. “My excitement level is hitting the roof,” […]

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Saba Qamar getting married by end of 2018

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Talented Pakistani Film and TV actress Qamar is all set to tie the knot by the end of this year and according to reports Saba’s would be husband has allowed the actress to continue her career in the showbiz industry. Saba Qamar is the popular Pakistani actress who got appreciation from the […]

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Arjun Kapoor completes shooting of ‘Namaste England’

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Arjun Kapoor has wrapped up the shooting for Vipul Shah’s Namaste England and now he is back in Mumbai. It was a thirty day long schedule in London and looks like the actor had a lot of fun shooting for the film with his friend and co-star, Parineeti Chopra. Before returning to […]

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Salman lambasts Rishi Kapoor for showing disrespect to his family 

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI:  Bollywood actor Salman Khan lashed out at veteran actor Rishi Kapoor without taking his name and said that it’s not necessary to respect a man who is not respecting your family. In a statement, Salman said ‘‘I don’t have enemies. It’s just that I don’t like a few people. It’s very obvious […]

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Articles

Ebbs and flows in Turkey-US relations

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2017

Zekeriya Kursun The recent tensions between Turkey and the US have reached a new stage as a result of the US’s suspension of visa services in a completely indecent diplomatic and resentful manner and Turkey’s equal retaliation. Of course, even if there is a problem between strategic allies that cannot be underestimated, the history of […]

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Does King Salman’s historic visit to Moscow herald a new era?

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2017

Giorgio Cafiero The road to Russia for Saudi has been a long one, is this however the beginning of a new era or mutual resentment by other means? As the first King of Saudi Arabia to visit Moscow, King Salman’s recent four-day trip to Russia was a landmark moment in Saudi-Russian relations. While the King […]

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Absence of coherence in US foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2017

Hasan Basri Yalcin Most American foreign, national security policies are shaped by bureaucratic organizations, not the political administration. There was a time when people questioned the Ame-rican approach to the Middle East. They asked whether then-President Barack Obama had a grand strategy or not, mainly because he was displaying some hesitant foreign policy behavior. While […]

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Getting Turkey’s new Syria operation straight

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2017

Murat Yetkin President Tayyip Erdogan received applause last week in parliament when he recited the lyrics of a famous Turkish love song – “I may come without warning, one night” – referring to a possible military operation into northern Iraq if the Kurdish autonomous government there does not step back from its decision for independence […]

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UK’s misguided terror laws: Criminalising the innocent

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2017

Rizwaan Sabir Last week, at the Conservative Party Conference, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that the UK government intends to increase jail time for viewing content or possessing information useful to somebody preparing terrorism from 10 to 15 years. This may seem like an appropriate policy given the recent spate of terrorist attacks in the […]

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Is Trump going down the same path with Iran that Bush did with Iraq?

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2017

Shazar Shafqat US President Donald Trump has made Iran a top priority for his presidency. Recent moves to pressure the intelligence community look a lot like the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The dust seems to have settled. The force of the fiery rhetoric at the UN has subsided. It’s now business […]

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Editorial

Hoax memo

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2017

Addressing the parliament, PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi clarified the intelligence bureau (IB) memo about the link between parliamentarians and proscribed organizations being fake. He said that investigations have been initiated in this matter. The memo shown on the private television channel stated that the ex PM Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB to monitor the […]

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Macroeconomic risks

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2017

Ahead of the World Bank and IMF meetings this week, the Bank has released its report titled ‘The South Asia Economic Focus Fall 2017’, which paints a very gloomy picture of Pakistan’s economy and belies the present government’s tall claims of fiscal stability and economic growth. The report says that macroeconomic risks have increased in […]

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FATA merger

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2017

Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan has under scored the early merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with KPK province. Addressing a press conference at the Chief Minister House Peshawar, he said the province was geographically in position to welcome the merger of the tribal belt with it. He said FATA should have […]

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US stance on CPEC

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2017

The United States has now openly supported the Indian position on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Trump administration has informed that it too believe the CPEC passes through a disputed territory. The $56 billion mega project passes through northern areas, which India claims a part of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir. The US Defense […]

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Jhal Magsi carnage

By The Frontier Post | October 7, 2017

Twenty people were killed and 22 injured in a suicide blast at Dargah Fatehpur near Gandawa area of Jhal Magsi district. A suicide bomber blew himself up when a police personnel stopped him at the entrance of Dargah. Deputy Commissioner Assadullah Kakar confirmed the death toll and said, “A suicide bomber blew himself up when […]

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Tillerson’s positive remarks

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson after a meeting with Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif said that he believed the United States has a reliable partner in Pakistan. He said its role is critical for the long term stability of South Asia. In his brief remarks to the media, Secretary Tillerson expressed concern about the […]

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