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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. […]

Army captain martyred in Mohmand IED blast

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) has confirmed that an Army captain was martyred and another soldier was injured while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mohmand District on Wednesday. Director General of ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor told that a 25-year old Captain Zarghaam was unmarried and belonged to Sargodha in Punjab […]

TLP protest: Govt decides to compensate affected people

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government has decided to compensate those who suffered losses during the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) nationwide protests after a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi in blasphemy case, on Wednesday. According to reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to carry out of the property belonging to citizens […]

Global

US sanctions on Iran ‘wrong’: Turkish President Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

ANKARA (AA) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said U.S. sanctions on Iran were “not right”. Following a parliamentary group meeting, Erdogan told reporters: “We do not find the sanctions right. Because our opinion is that these sanctions aim at destroying the world’s balance,” said Erdogan. Erdogan stressed that the U.S. sanctions on Iran […]

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Americans start voting in midterm verdict on Trump rule

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

WASHINGTON DC (AFP): Americans started voting on Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump’s presidency, with control of Congress at stake. As polling stations opened at 6:00 AM (1100 GMT) on the East Coast, Republicans were keenly aware that losing their majority will hamstring his divisive, nativist […]

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Bangladesh police say top militant shot dead

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

DHAKA (AFP): Bangladesh police said on Tuesday they had killed the chief of Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an extremist group accused of murdering secular activists and inspiring a cafe siege that killed 22 people. Khorshed Alam, described as the “emir” of Bangladesh’s deadliest militant outfit, was gunned down early Tuesday morning in the northern town […]

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Easing tensions, US, China to hold top-level security talks

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP): The United States and China will hold top-level security talks on Friday, the State Department announced, in a sign of easing tensions after months of escalation over trade and regional disputes. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will host their Chinese counterparts in Washington for the second US-China […]

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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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Pakistan

JIT holds Azam Swati, guards responsible for farmhouse row

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the Supreme Court to probe Federal Minister Azam Swati’s misconduct and assets held him and his guards responsible for the row over farmhouse land which eventually resulted in the transfer of Islamabad IGP Jan Muhammad. The JIT, headed by DG National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi […]

Current rulers only eyed power, achieved it through rigging: Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report GHIZER: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday that the current rulers of the state were only concerned about coming to power, which they achieved through rigging of elections. Speaking at a rally here, he said the present rulers were not interested in resolving public issues. “Their destination was […]

‘Trump tirade a lesson for Pakistani leaders who appeased US’

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Monday said recent outburst of US President Donald Trump against Pakistan should be a lesson to those leaders of the country who continued to appease the United States after 9/11. Reacting over Trump’s tirade in her tweeter handle, the minister said the policies […]

Four died, 15 rescued as boat capsizes in Indus river

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report KHAIRPUR: At least four people were killed, while 15 others rescued as a boat capsized in Indus river near Saggiyoon in Khairpur district. As per details of the incident, a woman and three children were drowned to death, when a boat carrying nearly 20 villagers keel over in Indus river near here. The […]

Baluchistan was pushed towards terrorism through proper planning: Asim Bajwa

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Commander Southern Command lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa on Monday said that Baluchistan was pushed towards the menace of terrorism through a proper planning. He, however, said that development work has been started in the province now. He shared his view while addressing a ceremony in connection with operational excellence award in […]

SC directs NAB officials to ‘work properly’ in Ashiana Housing case

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday while hearing the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials to “work properly”. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Azmat Saeed heard bail pleas of Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case suspects Munir Zia and Imtiaz Haider. As the hearing went under way, the […]

Afghanistan

Political parties want non-biometric votes invalidated

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political parties welcomed what they said huge turnout in the Wolesi Jirga elections but also alleged the vote was massively rigged. Biometric system was for the first time used in the election to ensure transparency but votes were polled at some polling stations without biometric verification due to technical problems in the […]

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NATO congratulate Kabul on successful elections

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: NATO and India have commended the people of Afghanistan for October 20 elections in which millions of people exercised their democratic right. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hailed the Afghan security forces for providing security for the election despite great challenges. “I commend the millions of Afghan men & women who have […]

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CEO rejects rumors NATO killed Raziq

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Chief Executive of the Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah strongly reacted to the rumors alleging the involvement of the foreign forces in the deadly Kandahar incident that left two top security officials dead. Speaking during the meeting of the council of ministers in Kabul, Abdullah rejected the rumors as baseless and called […]

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NSA wants increased pressure against countries supporting terrorism

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Demanding increased pressure on the countries supporting terrorist groups, Afghan National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib said on Monday Afghanistan and its international partners were determined for the restoration of peace. He said this in a meeting with the representatives of foreign media in Kabul. He lauded the national and international media […]

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Security forces, Taliban suffer casualties in separate incidents

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk ASADABAD: The security forces and Taliban suffered casualties in separate incidents in various parts of the country, officials said on Monday. Taliban attacked two checkpoints of border forces in Chinar village in the limits of Kamdesh district early Monday, Nuristan provincial assembly chairman Engineer Saeedullah Painda Zoi told media persons. Six security personnel […]

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IEC chief vows strict actions against corrupt candidates

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Independent Election Commission Chief of Afghanistan Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayad has vowed strict actions against the corrupt candidates amid reports certain power mongers attempted to disrupt the voting process in a number of provinces. Speaking during a press conference in Kabul, Sayad said the power mongers and corrupt individuals would […]

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Business

U.S. new home sales plunge to two-year low

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell to a near two-year low in September and data for the prior three months was revised lower, the latest indications that rising mortgage rates and higher prices were undercutting the housing market. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new home sales dropped 5.5 percent to a […]

Ford, Fiat and Nissan ads banned for dangerous driving

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Three different carmakers have had ads banned for encouraging unsafe driving. Two ads for Ford Mustang cars fell foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after viewers complained that they showed driving as a way of releasing anger. The ASA also ruled against a Nissan Micra ad which it said depicted driving […]

TSB loses 16,000 customers after IT meltdown

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): More than 16,000 customers have deserted the TSB in the wake of an IT meltdown earlier this year. The figures – released by the payments operator BACS – show the net loss in accounts between April and June. However TSB, which has 5.2 million customers, said thousands of people had also opened […]

Barclays profit surges in third quarter

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

LONDON (AFP): British bank Barclays on Wednesday reported a 72-percent surge in quarterly net profits after strong retail and credit card performances more than offset a mixed showing by the investment unit. Profit after tax jumped to £1.0 billion ($1.3 billion, 1.1 billion euros) in the three months to September compared with the third quarter […]

Italy fines Apple, Samsung millions for slowing phones

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

ROME (AFP/APP): Italy’s competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros ($11.5 and $5.7 million) respectively for the so-called “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones. The ruling is believed to be the first against the manufacturers following accusations worldwide that they encourage operating system updates for older phones […]

Restructuring fails to halt revenue slide at Deutsche Bank

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

FRANKFURT (AFP): Germany’s biggest lender Deutsche Bank reported tumbling profits and ebbing revenues in the third quarter Wednesday, failing to meet analyst forecasts as its latest restructuring weighs on performance. Net profit at the Frankfurt-based group fell 65 percent year-on-year between July and September, to 229 million euros ($263 million), short of analysts’ forecasts for […]

Sports

Int’l golf returns to Pakistan after 11-years

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Birds were released over fairways and ceremonial drives were struck as international golf returned to Pakistan Thursday after an 11-year absence. A full field of 132 players from around the globe were teeing up in the Asian Tour’s UMA CNS Open Championship at Karachi Golf Club, the latest thawing of relations with […]

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Mani talks about bringing PSL to Pakistan in 3 years

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani said on Thursday that he is aiming to bring Pakistan Super League (PSL) to Pakistan in the next three years. “We are gradually trying to increase the number of PSL matches that take place in Pakistan and will try to bring the entire event to […]

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Ahmed Shehzad included in PSL4 draft

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Opener Ahmed Shehzad has been included in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) pool of players. As per reports, the 26-year-old — who is currently serving a four-month ban after failing dope test — is included in Gold category for fourth edition’s draft. The right-handed batsman played for Multan Sultans last year and […]

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National Junior badminton gets under way

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

LAHORE (APP): A number of matches were decided in different age groups on the opening day of the National Junior Badminton Championships, here on Thursday at Nishtar Park Gymnasium. Punjab Badminton Association is conducting the championships in collaboration with Sports Board Punjab and Pakistan Badminton Federation. Khawaja Idrees Haider, Secretary, Punjab Olympic Association inaugurated the […]

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Our situation similar to England’s after 2015 World Cup: Chandimal

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: An ODI team on a long stretch of terrible form, a first-round exit from an important tournament in their wake, and a new captain charged with turning fortunes around – Sri Lanka are here now, but England were there not so long ago. The similarities between Sri Lanka’s present plight, after crashing […]

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Verdasco gesture to ball boy prompts call for greater respect

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

LONDON (BBC): A Wimbledon chief has called for greater “mutual respect” after a video clip showed Fernando Verdasco gesturing at a ball boy to hurry up with a towel during last month’s Shenzhen Open. Mick Desmond, commercial and media director of the All England Club, added he was “not afraid” to fine players. “There’s an […]

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Fashion & Movies

Anurag Kashyap completes 20 years in film industry

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anurag Kashyap has completed twenty years in the industry today and the acclaimed filmmaker got emotional talking about the same. Anurag took to his Twitter handle to thank Ram Gopal Verma, the man who gave him his first break. Anurag wrote, “20 years back my first film released. And changed my life […]

Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan completes shooting of ‘Sui Dhaaga’

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: All this while Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan were busy shooting for their forthcoming film – Sui Dhaaga. The pictures of them dressed up in their characters Mamta and Mauji made rounds on the internet for quite some time. The film is made on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign Made In India […]

Mouni Roy and Akshay Kumar all set to impress the audience with a power performance in ‘Gold’

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Television A-list actress Mouni Roy is set to step into Bollywood with Gold opposite Akshay Kumar. The film’s trailer was recently released and it impressed the audience as well as the critics. Gold looks promising with power-packed performances and that’s a major reason why the audience is eagerly waiting for its release. […]

Kartik Aaryan to make pair with Kriti Sanon in ‘Luka Chuppi’

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: This February, Kartik Aaryan delivered Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety which was a blockbuster and the actor’s first 100 crore club movie. Now the latest we hear is that the young star will be seen in Dinesh Vijan’s next, Luka Chuppi opposite Kriti Sanon. Dinesh Vijan’s has made some interesting romcoms and […]

‘Sanju’ collects record Rs 120 crore on first weekend

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajkumar Hirani directorial Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead has been ruling the box-office ever since its release. The biopic made on the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has now become the highest weekend opener (Hindi films) of all time by grossing Rs 120 crore. Falling right on its expectations, […]

Harshvardhan Kapoor wants to play a comic role

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhavesh Joshi Superhero may not have done well at the box-office but that hasnít dimmed Harshvardhan Kapoorís enthusiasm. The actor was praised for his efforts in the superhero film. And that means a lot to him. Now the actor reportedly wants to do a comedy. He wants to take a break from […]

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Articles

State apathy offers chances to Gladiators re-arrival into the tribal belt

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2017

Muhammad Shoaib The war on terror, against, the so called Al-Qaeda leadership started by Imperial powers in Afghanistan, after the 9/11 incident. Unfortunately, the war also joined by Pakistan that greatly destroyed our peace and progress. Slowly and gradually, the whole intensity of this alien conflict shifted into Tribal Areas. It became an epicenter of […]

Hawks vs culture vultures: Why the US is pulling out of UNESCO

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2017

Neil Clark The US decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific, and cultural agency, is a further example of the contempt the world’s superpower has for the idea of the equality of nations – the principle on which the UN was founded. In what’s been quite a year for the US pulling out […]

JFK, CIA, Mafia and Castro – Trump can finally allow the truth to emerge from the shadows

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2017

John Lee Top secret files are due to be declassified this month in a move that could bring closure to one of the most traumatic events in US history – the assassination of President John F Kennedy. A law was signed by former President George H.W. Bush in 1992 mandating the release of all documents […]

Maulana Muffti Mahmood: “Rajul Azeem”

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2017

M. Rahim Haqqani Mufti Mahmood w-as a great Islamic thinker of the last century. All the Arabs and Non Arabs accept him as a great scholar. He was a fabulous and renowned Jurist of Millat-e-Islamia due to this importance all the Arab and Non Arab Jurists consider him as a beacon in the Muslim World. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Editorial

Cliché of democracy!

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2017

PML (N) leadership often make tall claims of democracy and strengthening the democratic institutions but in practice their attitude is all along against the democratic norms and rule of law. It is the submission to the rule of law that provides conducive environment for the stability of the democracy in a country. Accepting the verdicts […]

Do more mantra

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2017

Pakistan’s forces conducted a successful operation in the Kurram Agency of the tribal belt and secured a safe release of five western hostages who were brought by the terrorists across the border from Afghanistan. They were captured from Afghanistan in 2012 and remained in the captivity for more than 5 years during which they were […]

Economy security correlation

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2017

Highlighting the strong linkage between economy and security, the COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the future of Pakistan and there shall be no compromise over it. He stated, “This is the future of our people, a vital national interest which will be never compromised regardless of the loud […]

PIA a sinking Titanic?

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2017

Advisor to the PM on aviation said that PIA is anchoring huge losses by each passing day and the management appears to have no clue how to save the sinking titanic. He also said that the country flagship losses have surged to dollars four billions because neither the government nor the airlines management are ready […]

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 […]

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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