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Asad Umar to chair ECC meeting today

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar will chair a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Wednesday. According to reports, during the meeting of ECC, a seven-point agenda will be discussed and the Ministry of Privatization will present a summary for approval regarding salaries of Pakistan Steel Mills’ employees for September 2018. […]

IMF delegation lands in Pakistan for bailout package

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) landed in Islamabad on Wednesday for talks on a bailout package on the request of the Pakistani government. According to reports, the technical team of IMF will hold talks with Pakistani officials. Pakistan will inform the money watchdog about the country’s economic needs. Finance […]

Midterm elections: Democrats take control of US House of Representative

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2018

WASHINGTON: Democrats has taken the control the lower house of the Congress in the midterm elections on Tuesday. Earlier, the American news channels including Fox and NBC called the result in the US House of Representatives, while confirming expectations that Trump´s Republicans will retain control of the Senate. The result of midterm elections will disturb […]

Data of major Pakistani banks hacked: FIA official

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In an explosive disclosure, an official of Federal Investigation Agency has said that the data of major Pakistani banks have been hacked. According to FIA Cyber Crimes Director (retd) Capt Mohammad Shoaib, the banks have not shared the details with the authorities, however, the investigations conducted by the agency confirmed the incidents […]

PM Imran chairs National Security Council meeting

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). Sources informed media News that the country’s law and order along with the security situation of the region were discussed. The prime minister also informed those attending of his recent visit to China, including his meetings with […]

No option but to suspend IHC’s Sharif family verdict: CJP

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar said on Tuesday that the Supreme Court has no option but to suspend the verdict of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Avenfield reference case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members. A three-member bench headed by the chief justice resumed […]

Global

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

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

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

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UK cannot unilaterally scrap border backstop: Ireland

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

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

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

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

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

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Taj Mahal’s mosque closed for prayers except on Fridays

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

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

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Germany: Ex-spy chief fired over controversial comments

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Germany’s ex-spy chief was sent into early retirement on Monday after his controversial remarks on the coalition government. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told a news conference in Berlin that Hans-Georg Maassen’s criticism of the coalition’s migration policy, and his remarks on coalition partner the Social Democrats (SPD), were “unacceptable.” In a recent […]

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Israeli PM’s Netanyahu backs death penalty for Palestinians

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given the go-ahead for a controversial bill that allows the imposition of death penalty for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. Speaking in a meeting with coalition party heads on Sunday, Netanyahu said there was nothing preventing the bill from being advanced in the Knesset (Israel’s […]

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Pakistan

SC orders conditional removal of ex-overseas commissioner’s name from ECL

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday ordered conditional removal of the name of former commissioner of the Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission, Afzal Bhatti, from the exit control (ECL) list. A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case at Lahore registry. Director General National […]

SHC seeks record of fee hike by private schools since 2005

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday sought record from the director general of private schools regarding fee hike during last 13 years. While hearing the contempt of court proceedings against private schools over non-compliance of the court orders, the SHC bench also sought details of private schools that increased fee without […]

PM Imran formally requests for regularization of Bani Gala property

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on has formally submitted a request for regularization of his properties in Bani Gala. According to local news channel report, PM Imran Khan submitted papers before Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Monday regarding his two properties including is 250 kanal residence and an adjoining property in the federal […]

Three killed, nine injured in Sehwan Sharif road mishap

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report SEHWAN SHARIF: As many as three people were killed and nine others were injured when a speeding van collided with a car at the Indus Highway near Sehwan Sharif on Sunday night. According to reports, the accident was occurred in Lucky Shah Saddar area and the deceased were identified as car driver Bashir […]

PPP can’t use Sindh card to blackmail anymore: PTI

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Responding to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s criticism, Provincial Minister of Punjab for Local Government and Community Development Aleem Khan on Sunday stated that PPP couldn’t use Sindh card anymore for the purpose of blackmailing. Taking a jibe at Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Khan stated that former could not hide […]

Govt to bring back looted money: Akbar

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Accountability Shahzad Akbar has said that legal process is underway to bring back looted money from abroad and agreements have been signed with different countries for this purpose. Talking to a private news channel, he said the government has information about the looted public money […]

Afghanistan

60 people held over fraud in polls

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The MoI said 60 individuals have been arrested in connection with interference and fraud in elections. MoI spokesman Najibullah Danish told at a press conference here that 40 peope were arrested in capital Kabul alone. He said the arrested persons were involved in forgery, interference and fraud in the election process. Danish […]

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As prices dip, Wardak growers seek market for apple

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAIDAN SHAHR: Orchard owners in central Maidan Wardak province want a profitable market for their apples they grow, complaining the fruit price has fallen by 40 percent. They urged the government to establish cold storage and other facilities for the preservation of their products which, if not sold at less-than-optimal prices, go rotten […]

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Raziq’s killer made phone call moments before shooting: NDS

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2018

KANDAHAR (TOLONews): The NDS chief Massoom Stanekzai on Monday confirmed that the Kandahar provincial governor’s bodyguard who killed Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq last week made a two and a half minute phone call about five minutes before the attack to someone across the border. Addressing a press conference in Kandahar, Stanekzai, said although […]

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Taliban failed to disrupt elections: Abdullah

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): National Unity Government’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said that the aim of the enemies to stop elections did not work and the Taliban must have the courage to accept that they failed to achieve their goals. Speaking at the Council of Ministers meeting Abdullah said that it has been a very hard […]

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Political parties want non-biometric votes invalidated

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political parties welcomed on Monday 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 devices. […]

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Gen. Raziq’s brother appointed as new police chief

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: Tadeen Khan, the brother of the former police chief of Kandahar Gen. Abdul Raziq has been appointed as the new police chief of Kandahar province. Tadeen Khan was introduced Tadeen Khan as the new police chief of the province during an event organized in the Police Commandment of Kandahar on Monday. Gen. […]

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Business

European stocks rebound slightly

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: European stock markets and Tokyo rebounded slightly on Wednesday following a geopolitics-fuelled sell-off. Investors around the world have been fleeing riskier assets in search of safety as a wave of negative issues dominates the news. “While we may be seeing some temporary respite, there is clearly still a huge amount of anxiety […]

Bank of China – Pakistan Operations holds pre-departure briefing

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Bank of China – Pakistan Operations held a Pre-Departure Briefing for 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore. Mr. Qamar Zaman, Director General of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Mr. Liu Zhan, Counselor of Chinese Consulate-General in Lahore and Mr. Wang Jian, Economic and Commercial Counsel of […]

Uber announces 15p hike per mile as part of new ‘Clean Air Plan’

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Uber has announced that prices for riding with the company are about to go up by 15p per mile as part of a new ‘Clean Air Plan’. The clean air fee applies to any journey booked in London through the Uber app, with bosses saying that the increase in price will go […]

LA Hyperloop tunnel to be uncovered in December: Musk 

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AFP): Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ultra high-speed transport system will be unveiled in Los Angeles in early December with free test rides to the public, the entrepreneur announced. “The first tunnel is almost done,” Musk said on Twitter late Sunday night. “Opens Dec 10.” Responding to comments on Twitter, Musk said there would be […]

European stocks plunge to two-year lows

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: European equity markets remained under some intense selling pressure on Tuesday and fell to their lowest level in nearly two years. Rising geopolitical tensions, following the US President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the US-Russia nuclear arms agreement and Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation, dampened investors’ appetite for riskier assets – […]

Dyson chooses Singapore for new electric car plant

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Dyson, the UK-based company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has chosen to build its new electric car in Singapore. The company will break ground on its new factory in Singapore later this year with the first car scheduled to roll off the production line in 2021. Dyson said the decision was […]

Sports

Gareth Bale out of Spain friendly

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

LONDON (BBC): Gareth Bale is out of Wales’ friendly against Spain on 11 October and is “50-50” for the Nations League match with the Republic of Ireland on 16 October. The 29-year-old forward was replaced in the 80th minute of Real Madrid’s 1-0 La Liga loss at Alaves on Saturday. “Gareth has got a little […]

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Pakistan eye big win over Australia in first Test

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Pakistan put themselves seven wickets away from a third straight Test victory over Australia in the UAE, after taking three wickets after tea on the fourth day of the first Test. Having set Tim Paine’s men 462 to win, they landed three body blows to Australian aspirations of seeing out the 137 […]

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Abdur Rehman retires

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

F.P. Report Islamabad: Pakistani left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman has announced his retirement from international cricket. “It’s a very difficult decision to retire from international cricket and I take it with a heavy heart,” Rehman said. He took 99 wickets in 22 Tests with a career-best of 6-25 against England. He would’ve easily been only the […]

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Serena confirmed for eighth Australian Open title tilt

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Seven times champion Serena Williams will be back at the Australian Open in 2019 having missed her title defence this year after giving birth, organisers said Tuesday. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who won on her last appearance in 2017 while pregnant, will be joined in January’s tournament by double Melbourne Park champion […]

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PCB starts search of new CEO

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started searching for their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The vacancy will be advertised, however, the senior officials have already started considering some names for the post. The source confirmed that the officials have shortlisted a few names of cricketers for the post, which include former […]

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Djokovic makes winning return

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Shanghai (Agencies): Novak Djokovic stepped up his bid to dethrone Rafael Nadal from the top of the world rankings with a 6-3 7-5 win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the second round of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Serb was playing his first match on the ATP tour since lifting his 14th Grand […]

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Fashion & Movies

Daisy Shah eliminated from Dabangg reloaded Tour

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The much awaited Dabangg Reloaded Tour has finally kicked off. Led by Salman Khan, in the Dabangg tour we see Bollywood celebrities perform across various cities in the U.S giving everyone a taste of Bollywood. Accompanying Salman Khan on the tour are Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha, Guru Randhawa, Daisy Shah, […]

Maxim announces Priyanka Chopra as ‘hottest woman on the planet’

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who has also been making headlines in the West following her debut in American TV series Quantico, has been named the “Hottest Woman on the Planet” by international men’s magazine Maxim. Priyanka has made it to “Maxim Hot 100” for a record fourth time. The actor had […]

Shahid Kapoor to romance with Tara Sutaria in Arjun Reddy remake

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Tara Sutaria has been signed on to play the lead opposite Shahid Kapoor in the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy. Arjun Reddy, the super hit Telegu film is being remade in Hindi. Shahid Kapoor will be seen essaying the role played by Vijay Deverakonda in the original while Tara Sutaria will be seen […]

Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali to collaborate in upcoming film “Inshallah”

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan have worked together in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan have worked together in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Bollywood star Salman Khan, who is riding high on the success of his latest flick -Race 3, is now set to work […]

Trying to keep away from marriage rumors: Deepika Padukone

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are one of Bollywood’s most-admired couples. They have been in the limelight off and on for the bond that they share, and also for the rumors of their marriage that circulate on the media quite often. The two have been dating each other for more than half […]

Kangana Ranaut to romance with Sumeet Vyas in upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | June 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut is ready to star as a Kabaddi player again in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s next untitled film. The film marks the first collaboration between these two boss ladies. The film is expected to be a sports drama and Kangana will reportedly start shooting for the film soon after she returns from […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trump’s ‘America First’ policy is fine but approach is wrong

By The Frontier Post | October 7, 2017

Ken Moak US President Donald Trump is doing what every leader is or should be doing, putting their national interests first, maximizing their country’s economic, political and social well-being and keeping the population safe. But putting “America First” is not a zero sum game, as Trump’s creating conflicts with other countries seems to imply. For […]

New upbeat phase for US-India relations

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2017

Sabena Siddiqui Upgraded only last year, US-India relations entered a new upbeat phase this August with the signing of the landmark bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement that enables reciprocal military access of facilities for both countries. It was the second of the initial four foundational agreements the US usually has with its defense partners; […]

Editorial

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Arm twisting

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2017

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that Washington would try one more time work with Islamabad on Afghanistan Front before President Trump turns to option to address the latter’s alleged support for militant groups. According to sources in Washington the likely Trump administration response being discussed include expanding US drone strikes and perhaps eventually […]

Rising political pemperature

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2017

The Election Bill 2017 has been rejected by the opposition. It was bulldozed through National Assembly despite protest from opposition lawmakers. Among the bill clauses is a controversial amendment that will allow politicians disqualified from holding public office to head a political party. The bill was passed amidst a ruckus as opposition lawmakers protested what […]

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