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Aleema Khan denies illegally amassing assets

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Aleema Khan has denied the allegations that she amassed assets abroad through illegal channels, on Monday. Aleema Khan, sister of PM Imran Khan said this while appearing before Supreme Court today along with her lawyer Salman Akram Raja. Ms Khan told the court that a specific section of media was trying to […]

Apex court rejects NAB plea against Sharifs in Avenfield case

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) petition against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield Reference, on Monday. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) headed a five member bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Mushir Alam, Justice […]

Nawaz, Zardari’s political career ended, says Fawad Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that the political careers of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari have come to an end. The federal minister was speaking to media and said “one from the duo is in jail while the other will be soon”. While […]

Time for Pakistan to work on good governance, says former US ambassador

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Former ambassador of the United States to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said it is time for the country to work on good governance and eliminate misappropriation of funds given for socioeconomic development. Addressing an event at a local hotel in Karachi, Munter noted that the relations between US and Pakistan have always […]

Saudi Crown Prince to visit Pakistan for strengthening ties: Fawad Chaudhary

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday expressed the hope that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s upcoming visit to Pakistan will strengthen bilateral ties between two brotherly nations. “Pakistan is awaiting the Saudi crown prince’s visit to the country,” he said in a telephonic conversation with his Saudi […]

Rowdy applicants force rangers deployment at Civil Hospital Karachi

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI : The Rangers have been deployed to prevent the situation further detriorating at the Civil Hospital in Karachi on Sunday amid brawl and clashes amongst applicants who had come for interviews for 300 vacancies. Reportedly, the hospital advertised openings and organised walk-in interviews for grade one to five, however much to their […]

Global

Erdogan says he doesn’t believe Trump will lie down in face of attack in Manbij

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Amid the U.S. withdrawal from Syria, Turkey will press the fight against terrorist group Daesh to clear it from Syrian soil, Turkey’s president said Wednesday. “Turkey will continue the fight against Daesh and eliminate this terrorist group in Syria,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a joint press conference with visiting Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic […]

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US service members killed in Manbij explosion

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. service members were killed in an apparent suicide attack in Manbij, Syria on Wednesday, according to the spokesman for the international anti-Daesh coalition. Col. Sean Ryan said an as-yet unknown number of soldiers were “killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol,” which reportedly killed several civilians.  “We are still gathering […]

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Swedish politician charged over Islamophobic FB post

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

STOCKHOLM (AA): A far-right politician in southwest Stockholm has been slapped with 40 days in prison over insult on Islam and Muslims on social media, local media reported on Wednesday. The politician in Sodertalje city from the far-right Swedish Democrats Party, which is known for its anti-migrant stance, had shared a Facebook post that read […]

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Kurdish region’s security ‘important’ to Iran: Zarif says

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ERBIL: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday the security of northern Iraq’s Kurdish region is “important” for the Islamic Republic. The top Iranian diplomat arrived in Erbil on Tuesday from Baghdad as part of his 4-day visit to Iraq, which he started on Sunday. “Together, we will progress and succeed; we […]

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Israeli PM urges Iran to ‘get out of Syria fast’

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for a speedy Iranian troop pullout from war-torn Syria. “In the past four years, we have faced great challenges and changing fronts, but there has been one crucial factor against us, Iran and its terrorist branches,” Netanyahu said during a swearing-in ceremony of new Israeli […]

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Lift sanctions before negotiations, Iran tells US

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): Iran would enter negotiations with the U.S. if the latter first lifted economic sanctions on Tehran, Iranian state media quoted President Hassan Rouhani as saying Tuesday. “Sanctions cannot be used as a tool for forcing Iran to the negotiating table,” he said, adding that Washington should “respect the Iranian people and lift sanctions […]

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Pakistan

Govt will ensure supremacy of law, says Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that government will ensure the supremacy of socio-economic justice and rule of law at every cost. Talking to newsmen here on Thursday he said reforms in police system and other sectors of life are need of the hour and it is imperative to introduce […]

No society can progress sans social welfare system: President

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said that the present government was pursuing the vision to develop Pakistan as a modern Islamic welfare state as no society could progress in absence of a social welfare mechanism. Addressing the 11th International Corporate Social Responsibility Summit and Awards 2019 ceremony here, the president said even the […]

NAB files Nandipur project reference without EBM approval: Baber tells court

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI)’s leader Dr. Baber Awan Thursday pleaded before the Accountability Court (AC) that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed the Nandipur Power project without the approval of Executive Board Meeting (EBM). AC Judge Arshad Malik conducted hearing on Awan’s plea seeking his acquittal in Nandipur power project reference. […]

Sanjrani stresses for job protection of media persons

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani Thursday said the rights of professional journalists ought to be protected by ensuring implementation of existing laws and said if required, new legislation should be enacted to this effect. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Peshawar Press Club at Parliament House. Senator Khanzada […]

CM says provision of efficient healthcare facilities top priority

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan said that provision of efficient healthcare facilities to the people was one of the top most priorities of his government. He directed to settle down the land issue for Indus hospital project and fix clear direction within a week, so that this longstanding project could be […]

Non-custom paid vehicles owners stage demo

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Political workers and owners of the non- custom paid vehicles initiated protest demonstration on Thursday at Charwazgai area of Landi Kotal against ignoring of the act of the Parliament and notification of Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) notification allowing non-custom paid vehicles to run in Khyber district. Scores of workers of […]

Afghanistan

Removal of ineffective check posts started in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Interior will remove ineffective check posts from Kabul city and will increase patrols and will increase search operations and surprise raids in a bid to improve the security situation of the capital. According to a statement released by MoI, the process of removing ineffective check posts has started and […]

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34 powerful land-grabbers held in Nangarhar: Governor

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Thirty-four powerful individuals have been detained over allegedly encroaching on government’s land in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the governor said. Governor Hayatullah Hayat, who met with members of the People’s Movement civil society group at his office, said the anti-land grabbing campaign had recently been geared up in Jalalabad, the provincial […]

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Presidential vote delay a massive blow to democracy

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Election oversight institutes on Tuesday called the delay in the presidential election as against the law and demanded serious reforms in the Independent Election Commission (IEC). Previously scheduled for April 20, the presidential election will be now held on July 20 and the three-month delay is said to be aimed at bringing […]

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Two killed in motorcycle bombing

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHARANA: Two people were killed and five others, including a policeman, injured in a bomb explosion outside a hotel in the capital of Paktika province. Eyewitnesses said the bomb went off in front of a hotel in limits of the 10th police district of Sharana, the provincial capital, in the afternoon. Witness Sardar […]

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Afghanistan’s neighbors fear refugee crisis if U.S. pulls out

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

KABUL (Reuters): Afghanistan’s neighbors, caught off-guard by reports of U.S. plans to withdraw thousands of troops, have begun preparing for the risk that a pullout could send hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing across their borders, diplomats say. Alarmed by the possibly of a chaotic withdrawal, diplomats from neighboring countries who have been in talks […]

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15 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attacks

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: As many as fifteen Afghan policemen were killed in two different attacks carried out by Taliban in northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan. An Afghan official told International news outlet, that Taliban launched two attacks, killing 15 members of Afghan police force. In one attack, on the outskirts of the provincial capital, heavy […]

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Business

Norwegian Air shores up its balance sheet

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

OSLO (Reuters): Norwegian Air(NWC.OL) announced a $230 million cost savings program on Monday along with steps including the refinancing of one Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dream liner that the budget airline said would generate more than $30 million in liquidity. It also said it was making several changes to its route portfolio as well as to […]

Knitwear valuing US $1.214,ready made garments US $1.22 B exported

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Knitwear exports from the country during first five months of current financial year increased by 10.58 percent as compared to the exports of the corresponding period last year. About 52,171 thousand dozens of knitwear worth US $1.214 billion were exported during the period from July-November, 2018 as compared the exports of 43,388 […]

SBP pays tribute to Quaid by holding painting exhibition

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan celebrated 143rd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on 25th December 2018 in Karachi by holding a special exhibition devoted to portraits of Quaid-e-Azam, which were painted by a renowned artist, Prof Saeed Akhtar. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr. Ishrat Husain […]

Pakistan agrees to IMF’s condition of raising electricity tariff

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has agreed to the International Monetary Fund’s condition to raise the electricity rates, sources informed on Tuesday. According to sources, out of the four major points in the bailout package, Pakistan and the IMF have come to agreement on two of them. Pakistan has not agreed to the IMF’s demand about […]

Dollar plunges to four-month low against yen

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

TOKYO (Agencies): The dollar fell against the safe-haven yen and Swiss franc on Tuesday as investors cut their exposure to riskier assets amid the partial U.S. government shutdown and signs of confrontation between the White House and the Federal Reserve. The dollar fell 0.39 percent to 110.00 yen, its lowest level since late August and […]

Indian company starts operations at Iran’s Chabahar port

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

New Delhi (Sputnik): India Ports Global Limited has taken over operations at the Shaheed Behesti port at Chabahar, India’s Ministry of External Affairs said after the first meeting of the follow-up committee for implementation of the trilateral Chabahar Agreement between India, Afghanistan and Iran. “It agreed to finalise at the earliest the protocol to harmonise […]

Sports

‘Sandpaper’ scandal overshadows cricket year

By The Frontier Post | December 24, 2018

SYDNEY (AFP): A ball-tampering scandal involving Australia provided the backdrop to a 2018 where Afghanistan and Ireland were elevated to Test status, England rebuilt under Joe Root and India’s Virat Kohli cemented his position as one of the best batsmen of his generation. In an age where international players’ every onfield move is subject to […]

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Abbas to miss opening Test

By The Frontier Post | December 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk PRETORIA: Pakistan’s new pace sensation, Mohammad Abbas will miss the opening Test of the three-match series against South Africa due to a shoulder injury. Abbas suffered a shoulder injury ahead of the third Test and missed the game against New Zealand in the UAE, which the hosts lost by 123 runs and the […]

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Aisam for new tennis academies

By The Frontier Post | December 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan’s tennis star, Aisam Ul Haq wants new tennis academies for the betterment of the sports in the country. While talking to media on Sunday, Haq mentioned that it has been fifteen years since a new tennis academy being established in Pakistan. He suggested turning tennis courts into academies and hopes that […]

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Josh Warrington beats Carl Frampton

By The Frontier Post | December 24, 2018

Manchester (Agencies): Josh Warrington retained his IBF featherweight world title as a blistering start set up a unanimous points win over Carl Frampton in a fight-of-the-year contender in Manchester. Captivating from start to finish, the Englishman’s staggering work-rate laid the platform for a hugely impressive win – his 28th in succession. Having narrowly avoided being […]

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Pogba thanks Mourinho

By The Frontier Post | December 24, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has thanked Jose Mourinho for helping him “improve as a person” despite the breakdown of their relationship in the last few months leading up to the former manager’s sacking on Tuesday. Mourinho, who replaced Dutchman Louis van Gaal in 2016, won the Europa League and League Cup in […]

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PCB chief Ehsan Mani to visit South Africa to convince CSA for short trip to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | December 23, 2018

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani will travel to South Africa on Monday on a mission to convince Cricket South Africa (CSA) to support the return of international cricket to the troubled nation. Mani has said that his main priority remains to see the return of full international cricket to […]

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Fashion & Movies

Sidharth Malhotra to be seen in upcoming ‘Jabariya Jodi’

By The Frontier Post | September 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sidharth Malhotra, who was launched by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions’ Student Of The Year, is evolving as an actor. While he did Kapoor & Sons with Dharma, he’s also been doing films outside the banner. His super hit Ek Villain was a Balaji Productions’ project. Baar Baar Dekho was a joint project […]

Aditya Pancholi acquitted by Court in assault case

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Actor and Sooraj Pancholi’s father Aditya Pancholi was acquitted in an assault case in 2015. Pancholi was charged for allegedly assaulting a bouncer at a nightclub in Mumbai in 2015. Finally, after several court proceedings and not enough evidence to prove the assault, the charges against Aditya Pancholi have been dropped. The […]

Deepika Padukone to be part of ‘xXx 4’

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Deepika Padukone made her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage back in 2017. The actress now again is set to return to the franchise for its fourth installment, which will be helmed by DJ Caruso. The director confirmed about the same on Monday in his official tweet. […]

Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit to be seen together in ‘Kalank’ after 21 years

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The so-called biopic on Sanjay Dutt, ‘Sanju’, starring Ranbir Kapoor, was termed dishonest, as it conveniently ignored several important, some controversial chapters, of his life. While fans and critics were let down by the snub given to the Sanju’s acting career, first wife Richa Sharma and daughter Trishala in the Rajkumar Hirani […]

Jackie Shroff to play Salman’s father in much awaited ‘Bharat’

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat manages to make headlines almost every day with some new interesting updates. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is a period drama based on the Korean film, Ode To My Father. Bharat will be showcasing the beautiful bond shared by a father and son, which […]

King Khan gives all the credit of his stardom to Salim Khan

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Two of the biggest stars of Hindi cinema, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have had their share of ups and downs in their friendship of many years. But, both these stars have never had a bad thing to say about each other ever, no matter how many times people around them […]

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Articles

Chinese yuan paving the way for internationalization

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2018

Muhammad Zamir Assadi Pakistan, an all-weather friend of China and major country involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, has formally announced the use of Chinese yuan (CNY) for bilateral trade, financial transactions and investment activities including imports and exports. According to the comprehensive policy announced by the State Bank of Pakistan, public and private […]

Trump’s belligerent tweet

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Waqas Ahmed Khan The nosedived US-Pak relations have further plunged in to an all-time low after President Donald Trump posted his first tweet of the New Year pertaining to his reservations regarding the deceitful behavior played by Pakistan in war against terrorism. America has cut the supply of its military assistance to Pakistan until it […]

A cursory glance on structure of LG System in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2018

Shaukat Hayat Buneri By local self-government, we mean the administration of local areas run by its elected representatives. In modern states there is a great importance of the local self-government because democracy is made real in local self- government. A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of local bodies […]

China mediates between Pakistan and Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Sabena Siddiqui Seeking to bridge the divide between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the second China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ trilateral dialogue took place recently. Promoting regional integration, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed, “China and Pakistan are willing to look at with Afghanistan, on the basis of win-win, mutually beneficial principles, using an appropriate means to extend the […]

Iraq now wages war on drugs

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2018

Sinan Salaheddin The rows of self-harm scars that course upward on the teenager’s forearms from her wrists nearly to her elbows are reminders of dark times. At age seven, the now 19-year-old was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, a hereditary disease that comes with painful symptoms, including inflammation of the hands and feet and frequent infections. […]

America first or America alone?

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2018

Hussain Abdul-Hussain Only a few days after President Donald Trump delivered his national security speech, in which he highlighted his “America First” mantra, a UN General Assembly vote over the sovereignty of Jerusalem showed that America was not really “first,” but rather alone and isolated. With 128 nations voting against America, and only eight governments […]

Editorial

Power policy framework

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2017

Prime Minister Shaid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee for energy in which appropriate amendments were decided in the power policy frame work. Renewable energy policy 2006 also came under discussion in the meeting and progress on the ongoing projects was reviewed and future projects were deliberated upon. It is not yet […]

Delay in FATA reforms

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2017

The PML- N government has made mockery of the much needed FATA reforms and has indulged in dally dallying to implement the approved reforms package for the tribal areas. A few days ago SAFRON Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch announced that a bill for repealing the Frontier Crime Regulations and extension of jurisdiction of superior judiciary […]

Lopsided energy policy

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2017

The successive government from 1973 starting from Bhutto era till date has deliberately ignored to chalk out a compressive and affordable energy policy. Construction of big and small dams along with hydro power stations was not built merely for such political reasons that ran counter to the national interest. The country was pushed to grave […]

Political Pyrexia

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2017

Patience calm and forbearance used to be the dominant attributes of the temperament of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. When he was federal minister in Nawaz Sharif cabinet, he always remained calm and cools to the opposition sharp critique against the government and preferred to avoid firebrand response like Khwaja Saad Rafiq, Talal Chaudhri […]

Currency depreciation

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2017

The first round of talks between the visiting team of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and high official of the government concluded in which the advice of this international donor agency for depreciation of currency was conceded. Pakistani Rupee was constantly losing value in exchange with US dollar and other hard trading currencies. The State Bank […]

Hinting foreign policy shift

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2017

Addressing a seminar hosted by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif hinted at shift from the United States towards China and Russia. He said Pakistan policy for long had remained US centric; however, the time has come to review our foreign policy and shift its focus towards Russia and China. He emphasized […]

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