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US envoy Khalilzad holds talks with Tehmina Janjua at FO

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: US Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held a meeting with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua at the Foreign Office on Thursday, said Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal. US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Islamabad earlier on Thursday to hold delegation-level talks. During the meeting today, the US envoy discussed progress on […]

PM Imran will not complete five-year term, predicts Zardari

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari predicted on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran Khan will not complete his five-year government term. The PPP leader was addressing a gathering in Badin, where he said that the prime minister is not from the general public and he will not return […]

SC issues written verdict on 20% reduction in school fees

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a detailed judgement pertaining to the 20 percent reduction in private schools fee case, reported Radio Pakistan. A-three member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had heard the case earlier. In the detailed judgement, the court clarified that its order dated […]

PM doesn’t have courage to come in Parliament: Bilawal: Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said Prime Minister Imran Khan does not have the courage to talk face-to-face during Parliament sessions. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, Bilawal took a hit at the premier’s tweet from earlier today questioning why some lawmakers are “so scared” […]

Afghan President Ghani telephones PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan received a telephone call from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today (Thursday). PM Imran and Afghan President discussed recent efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan during the telephonic conversation. Ghani expressed his gratitude for Pakistan’s sincere facilitation of these efforts, initiated by the US Special Representative for Peace […]

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad lands in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: US Special Envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad has landed in Islamabad on Thursday.   Last month, Zalmay Khalilzad, who met Taliban representatives in Abu Dhabi, travelled to Afghanistan as well as China and India as part of the four-nation trip which ends January 21. He is accompanied by United States Principal […]

Global

Sudan doctors, teachers strike amid protests

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

KHARTOUM (AA): Sudanese doctors and school teachers on Sunday called a general strike in support of ongoing protests over chronic economic woes in the country. In a statement, the Teachers Committee urged all teachers across Sudan to join the strike in solidarity with the anti-government demonstrations. “We call on the school teachers all across Sudan […]

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Trump offers concessions on immigrants in return for wall funds

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AFP): US President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to temporarily shield a million immigrants from deportation if Congress authorises funding for his Mexican border wall — an idea Democrats rejected, making the US government shutdown likely to grind on. Trump attempted to seize the initiative in ending the 29-day partial shutdown, a funding freeze […]

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Explosion kills 3 mine clearance experts in Yemen

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

SANAA (AA): Three foreign mine clearance experts were killed in an explosion in Yemen’s eastern Marib city on Sunday, according to a local source.  A number of mines exploded inside the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance MASAM in the city, the source with the center told Anadolu Agency.  “The landmines were gathered by the experts […]

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Death toll from Mexico fuel pipeline blast rises to 66

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (Reuters): The death toll from the explosion of a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves in central Mexico has risen to 66, the governor of the state of Hidalgo said on Saturday. At a news conference with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Hidalgo Governor Omar Fayad said 76 people had also been […]

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Trump, North Korea’s Kim to hold second summit in late February

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AFP): US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator. The announcement came amid a diplomatic flurry in Washington surrounding the visit of Kim […]

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UN expert concerned over escalating conflict in Myanmar

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

GENEVA (AA): A UN expert expressed her concerns over the escalating conflict in northern and central Rakhine and Chin States of Myanmar on Friday, calling for the protection of civilians in the region. In a statement Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, said that since November 2018 […]

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Pakistan

Punjab to set up shelter homes in every district: CM

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has given utmost preference to welfare of under-privileged people. An effective strategy was being implemented in order to include these people in the development loop, he added. The chief minister expressed these views during a meeting with Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal […]

PTI govt should complete its tenure: Siraj ul Haq

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report MULTAN: Ameer Jamat-e-Islami and senator Siraj ul Haq said on Sunday the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) government should complete its constitutional tenure and honour its pledges made with the people. “PTI should deliver and fulfill its promise to develop country on pattern of state of Madina. The government should curtail its non-development expenditures […]

CM: LB system to be further strengthened

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan has said that the local bodies system in the province will be strengthen further to resolve problems of the people on priority basis. The Chief Minister stated this while presiding over a high level meeting held in Peshawar on Sunday. Mahmood Khan said that the […]

KP Govt identified 20 new unexplored destinations: Atif

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Tourism and Youth Affairs Muhammad Atif Khan has asked the Federal Government to seek Turkish help in conservation and rehabilitation of archaeological and historic sites of the Province as well as promotion of religious and cultural tourism. Talking at the Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee meeting regarding promotion of […]

Govt to provide free technical education to poor people: Fazal

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

F.P. Report SWAT: Chairman of the District Development Advisory Committee (DDAC) Swat, Fazal Hakim Khan Yousafzai has said that the incumbent provincial government would provide free education to poor girls in sewing and embroidery, tailoring, beauty parlor and computer training diploma courses at Pan area of Mingora. He said this during inauguration of Honey Girls […]

Peaceful N. Waziristan heading toward progress, prosperity: DG ISPR

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2019

F.P. Report MIRAN SHAH: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Sunday said that a peaceful North Waziristan was heading towards progress and prosperity. Major General Asif Ghafoor along with a group of foreign journalists visited different areas of North Waziristan and interacted with the local people. On the occasion, […]

Afghanistan

India to deliver 4 more Mi-25 gunships to Afghan Air Force

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

KABUL (Khaama Press): The government of India will deliver four more Mi-25 gunship helicopters to the Afghan Air Force with the delivery of two gunships scheduled for the month of March this year. This comes as the Afghan officials had said earlier that an agreement has been signed between Afghanistan, Belarus, and India for the […]

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Afghanistan gold mine collapse in Badakhshan kills 30

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

KABUL (BBC): At least 30 people have been killed in the collapse of a gold mine in north-eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The collapse occurred in the Kohistan district of Badakhshan province. Villagers had reportedly dug a 60m (220ft) deep but makeshift shaft in a river bed to hunt for gold and were caught in its […]

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Low quality medicines still sold in Kandahar: Residents

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of southern Kandahar province say low quality medicines imported by local druggists, especially from Pakistan, have more side effects than advantage. Keeping medicines in unsuitable temperature, storing them in inappropriate places and buying from companies with low credentials are some of the issues which need to be addressed, say the residents. […]

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US withdrawal won’t impact combat operations: Mohib

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

KABUL (Pajhwok): Any US troop withdrawal will not impact combat operations against the Taliban and other terror groups in Afghanistan, says the national security advisor (NSA). The Afghan government had stepped up preparations for the highly-anticipated scenario of disengagement by the Trump administration, according to Hamdullah Mohib. Currently on a three-day trip to India, the NSA told a select […]

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Two policemen killed in Samangan clash

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

SAMANGAN (TOLONews): At least two police force members were killed in a Taliban attack on a security outpost in Samangan province on Saturday, local officials said Sunday.  Three other police force members were wounded in the attack, officials added.  According to the officials, the clash occurred Saturday in Dara-e-Soof district when a group of Taliban […]

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7 Afghan border guards killed in Kandahar

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2019

KABUL (AA): At least seven members of the Afghan Border Police got killed in a Taliban attack close to the disputed border with Pakistan in Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Aziz Ahmad, spokesman for the provincial governor, told Anadolu Agency the Taliban militants stormed security check posts in Nava border town of the […]

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Business

Emerging nations to outpace developed later

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): In the race to outpace developed economies, emerging countries such as China, India and Brazil suffered a setback this year and will outgrow them later than previously expected, the Centre for Economics and Business Research said. The Cebr consultancy’s 2019 World Economic League Table was more downbeat on the global economy than last […]

Nissan to make fewer cars in China

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters): Nissan Motor Co will produce 30,000 fewer vehicles in the coming months in China than what it had planned, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters, as global automakers grapple with falling demand in the world’s biggest car market. After Ford Motor Co and Hyundai Motor Co, Nissan becomes the latest automaker […]

Huawei: China accuses UK of ‘pride & prejudice’

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): China has accused the UK of “deep-rooted pride and prejudice” over security fears raised about Huawei. The Chinese company’s chairman has also complained of his firm’s “incredibly unfair treatment” abroad. In recent weeks, the UK’s Defence Secretary and chief of MI6 have been among those to warn that use of Huawei’s 5G […]

European stocks rebound as volatility reigns

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

LONDON: Europe’s stock markets rebounded Friday, mirroring Wall Street gains at the end of a highly volatile and holiday-shortened Christmas week, dealers said. Frankfurt, London and Paris stock markets each soared by about 1.5 percent in mid-morning deals, as investors eyed New York’s late overnight surge. Volatility reigned supreme this week as investors grappled with […]

Turkish Airlines to start new flights from Istanbul

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

ISTANBUL (AA): Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines will start new flights from the new Istanbul Airport, the company’s chief executive officer said on Friday. The carrier will fly to nine domestic — Diyarbakir, Kayseri, Hatay — and foreign — Moscow, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Ashgabat, Tbilisi — destinations, Bilal Eksi said in a Twitter post. […]

Turkey: Hotel occupancy rate up at 66.7 per cent in Jan-Nov

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Hotel occupancy rate across Turkey rose to 66.7 percent in the January-November period, a report revealed on Friday. The figure was up 10.3 percent on a yearly basis in the first 11 months of 2018, according to the Turkish Hotel Association (TUROB) report, based on a survey conducted by data and analysis company […]

Sports

Ronaldo supports Koulibaly in face of racist abuse

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

ISTANBUL (Agencies): Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday stepped in to support a fellow footballer in the face of racist abuse. During a Wednesday match in Milan between Inter and Napoli, some Inter fans directed monkey noises at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The fans’ abuse prompted Ronaldo to post a photo on Instagram with the message […]

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Bangladesh lifts Smith’s Twenty20 tournament ban

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

DHAKA (Agencies): Bangladeshi cricket officials on Thursday lifted a ban on former Australian captain Steve Smith playing in the forthcoming Twenty20 Bangladesh Premier League, an official said. The ruling means Smith, currently serving a one-year ban from international cricket over a ball-tampering scandal, is free to play for Comilla Victorians in the next edition of […]

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Komal crushes tourney favorite to enter semis

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Eighth seed Komal Khan pulled a sensational upset when she defeated favorite Riffat Khan to form a complete surprise semifinal lineup in 12th DG Rangers Sindh National Squash – 2018 here at Sindh Rangers Jahangir Khan Squash Complex. None of the expected semifinalists made it to the semifinals as all four players […]

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Cricketers who retired in 2018

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we take a look at some prominent cricketers who called it quits on their careers during the year. AB de Villiers Arguably the greatest name in modern-day cricket, South African batman AB de Villiers announced a surprise retirement from all international cricket in May this year after a 14-year […]

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Nadal confident about fitness for Australian Open

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Rafael Nadal is “confident” he will be 100 percent fit when the Australian Open starts in less than three weeks’ time despite enduring yet another tough battle with injuries over the past few months. The Spanish world number two had to pull the plug early on his 2018 season and has not played […]

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Amir, Afridi star as S. Africa bowl out for 223

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk CENTURION: South African team were bowled on 223 runs and taking first innings lead of 42 runs on second day of first Test against Pakistan on Thursday. Left-arm fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Shah Afridi took four for 62 and four for 64 respectively. Bavuma made 53 and De Kock hit 45 […]

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Fashion & Movies

‘Team Brahmastra’ celebrate completing Bulgaria schedule of the movie

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have recently wrapped up the Bulgaria schedule of Brahmastra. Directed by Ayan Mukerji, the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy in leading roles. Although much has not been revealed regarding the project, Alia’s Insta feed has given us some glimpses from the film from time […]

‘Thugs of Hindostan’ trailer to be released on Sep 27

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma starrer Sui Dhaaga: Made In India is nearing its release and there’s a lot of excitement amongst fans for the project. As fans will be heading out to watch Sui Dhaaga on September 28 this September, there might come a special surprise for the audiences. YRF’s Thugs […]

Kareena Kapoor Khan to play a lead role in a woman-centric dark comedy

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After welcoming little Taimur Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan finally made her come back in films with Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding. Soon after VDW’s super success at the box-office, Karan Johar announced Bebo in his next two films – period drama Takht and Good News opposite Akshay Kumar. All this while, […]

‘Stree’ enters the celebrated Rs 100 crore club

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Stree enters the celebrated Rs 100 crore club at the worldwide box-office It is a big achievement for the entire cast and crew of Stree that the film is doing so well at the box-office. The genre of horror-comedy remains untapped in Bollywood, yet for a filmmaker to come and change that […]

Rajkummar’s ‘Made in China’ to clash with Ranbir’s ‘Brahmastra’ at box office

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Post the super success of Stree, Rajkummar Rao is all set to reunite with producer Dinesh Vijan once again. The actor has started shooting for Mikhil Musale’s Made In China in Ahmedabad today. The film that also stars Mouni Roy and Boman Irani in the lead will release next year on Independence […]

Saroj Khan to choreograph a song of Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Iconic choreographer Saroj Khan is all set to choreograph a song for Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. A majority of the film is being reshot after Kangana Ranaut took over the director’s seat. The expenses have resulted in the budget of the film escalating projections. A report in Mumbai Mirror […]

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Threats to Pakistan’s economy and CPEC

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2018

Izaz Arshad Thinking of a country’s prosperity without a strong economy is a blasphemy. Unfortunately Pakistan is facing a lot of hurdles regarding its economy. Some of them are: The prices of the oil in the international market are increasing rapidly in the past few months. This leads to a huge burden on the oil […]

Islamic system of life is pre-requisite for our success

By The Frontier Post | February 1, 2018

Shaukat Hayat Buneri To begin with- the incidents of children abuses have witnessed an upward trend in the different parts and towns of our country. Es-pecially during the recent past these incidents have increased with an alarming pace and proportion in Sindh and Punjab. Even the provinces of Khyber Pakhtukhwa and Baluc-histan have no exemption. […]

Chaos and carnage in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2018

S. Mudassir Ali Shah President Donald Trump’s cocky assertion that 2018 is going to be a year of spectacular gains for his administration and the deeply divided Afghan government rings so hollow in the wake of three fatal assaults in the heart of Kabul. Worse still, he is no mood to launch peace negotiations with […]

Afghan peace: A lost cause?

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2018

Iqbal Khan Key to final settlement of Afghan conflict lies with the US, this key is presently enmeshed in abundance of its arrogance and scarcity of its prudence. Unless this haughtiness-judiciousness balance shifts otherwise, all international efforts for bringing peace to Afghanistan are likely to continue fizzling out. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of efforts. […]

Education voucher scheme in KP

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2018

Shaukat Hayat Buneri Iqra Farogh –e- Taleem education voucher scheme (EVS) is a scheme designed by ESEF to increase the access of out of school children (OOSC) to education. Un-der this scheme out of sc-hool children between the ages of 5-16 will be enro-lled in private schools, free of cost. The vouchers are be given […]

Fish, -ing, Charity, Confusion!

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2018

Sarmad Sajjad Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for life, is a well-known Chinese proverb. These few words are easy to translate from Chinese language but its application, to me was very hard as I grew up. I had to go through […]

Editorial

Conciliatory gestures

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2018

After hostile posturing from both sides positive signals are emanating from Washington and Islamabad to address the issue of trust deficit. Defense Secretary of the United States James Mattis, while speaking to press members at the Pentagon said that Washington will restore security aid to Pakistan if it sees “decisive” action against terror groups including […]

Leadership crisis

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

After the United States President Donald Trump’undeveplomatic tweet and subsequent punitive action in the form of suspension of security assistance, Pakistan’s political leadership is still in the state of hibernation. The Prime Minister is amazingly looking up to his disqualified leader Nawaz Sharif to allow him, articulating an appropriate response. Never in the history of […]

Numbers’ game

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2018

Hiding the bitter facts about the health of the economy, the government has once again resorted to numbers game. Addressing a press conference in Karachi on Thursday, State Minister for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal claimed that the country currently holds foreign exchange reserves of 19.7 billion US dollars and is also able to control its […]

Baseless allegations

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

In functional democracies and civilized democratic societies, public office holders resign from active politics and do not make hostage the government to his personal interest. The political history of Briton and Germany is replete with precedents how gracefully the Prime Ministers and Chancellors retire from active politics and win a respectable place in history. But […]

CPEC Center of Excellence

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2018

If past experience is any guide, the economic policies of PML-N government projected by the Ahsan Iqbal in different capacities were long on rhetoric and very short in substance. His brain-child Prime Minister’s Program 2010, announced in 1997 could not take off till 12 October 1999 when Nawaz Sharif government ended. Likewise, in 2013 as […]

Foreign policy failure

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2018

Yet again the harshly worded and intimidating tweet of the US President Trump exposes the foreign policy failures of the PML-N government. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif kept the portfolio of foreign minister for himself and diplomacy viz-a-viz the United States and Afghanistan was kept on the backburner. The growing trust deficit between Washington and […]

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