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Justice Asif Saeed Khosa appointed chief justice of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa has been appointed as new Chief Justice of Pakistan with effect from January 18. President Dr Arif Alvi signed the summary forwarded by the Ministry of Law appointing the honorable judge to the top slot. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will take oath as the new CJP on […]

Journalists boycott Faisal Vawda’s press conference over sordid remarks

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Journalists on Wednesday boycotted a press conference being addressed by Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda over his offensive remarks to a senior journalist. The federal minister for water resources was asked in his press conference over the Rs309 billion Mohmand Dam bid won by the joint venture of Descon owned […]

PM for expediting pace of Karachi development projects

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said the federal government was fully cognizant of the problems faced by the people of Karachi including transport, potable water, sewerage, housing and others, and it would play its effective role in addressing these issues. He expressed these views while chairing a meeting held here to review […]

Pakistan downs second Indian quadcopter for spying on LoC

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Pakistani border guards on Wednesday shot down a second Indian spy drone in as many days after it flew into Pakistani airspace along the Line of Control, the chief military spokesperson said on Twitter. Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said the Indian quadcopter was downed […]

Corrupt don’t deserve to run the govt, says CJP Nisar

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has remarked that those leaders who do not work in peoples interest, do not deserve to run the government. This he remarked while hearing a case pertaining to lease of forest land in Sindh, on Wednesday. CJP Saqib Nisar headed a three-judge bench and […]

SC directs NAB to probe case related to additional tax on electricity, petrol

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday has directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to start investigation into additional tax on electricity, petroleum case. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar headed a three-member bench and it resumed the hearing of the case and ordered NAB probe the issue of gradual raise in […]

Global

Continued Yellow Vest protests seek to end govt: France

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

PARIS (AA): Yellow Vest protesters still taking to the streets after rocking France late last year want to topple the government, said a French government spokesman on Friday. “Those who continue to protest are agitators who want an uprising and to overthrow the government,” government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said after the first Cabinet meeting of […]

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Trump blames Democrats for stock market ‘disruption’

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): President Donald Trump, who has taken credit for stock market gains, on Friday blamed the December bear market on the Democrats’ winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November elections. Trump also tried to soothe investor worries, saying markets would soon calm. Fears of a global economic slowdown have roiled […]

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Turkish, Pakistani FMs meet in capital Ankara

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s foreign minister met his Pakistani counterpart in capital Ankara on Friday. Mevlut Cavusoglu hosted Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who accompanies Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in his two-day official visit to Turkey, in his office for talks. Sharing two photos of their meeting on Twitter, Cavusoglu posted: “Discussed bilateral relations®ional developments w/Makhdoom Shah […]

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Third woman enters flashpoint Indian temple

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

KERALA (AFP): Police in southern India said Friday that a third woman has defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism’s holiest temples, stoking tensions after two days of clashes. The Sabarimala temple in Kerala state has been at the centre of a prolonged showdown since India’s top court overturned in September a ban on women […]

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China tests its own ´Mother of All Bombs´

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

BEIJING (AFP): China has tested its most powerful non-nuclear weapon, dubbed the “Mother of All Bombs” by official media in a reference to a US munition used in Afghanistan. In a short video published on the website of state arms manufacturer Norinco, the massive bomb drops on to a plain and produces a gigantic ball […]

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India rejects Trump’s ‘sermons’ on Afghanistan,

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India’s ruling and opposition parties condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments this week mocking New Delhi’s role in war-torn Afghanistan, where India has invested billion of dollars in economic projects and military training. The United States and India have drawn closer in recent years as they seek ways to counter-balance China’s spreading […]

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Snowfall makes life difficult in upper parts of Hazara

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: A new spell of snowfall on Wednesday has started in the upper parts of the Hazara division as forecasted by the metrology department which would be continued for next three days. Galyat Development Authority (GDA) cleared the main Murree road just two days ago for the vehicular traffic whereas some of the […]

470,000 children to be immunized

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Abid Wazir Wednesday said that as many as 470,000 children under the age of five would be immunization against polio in the upcoming drive. Talking to media after inaugurating four-day polio vaccination campaign here, he said that 1251 teams have been constituted to achieve the target of vaccination, adding […]

Public Health Supply Chain System launched

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report Peshawar: Provincial Health Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr.Hisham Inamullah Khan launched District Public Health Supply Chain System Strengthening Initiative to ensure availability of medicines for the men, women and chidren of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the grass root levels; a joint initiative of KP Government and USAID funded Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management […]

Pakistan implements IMF system to ensure transparency on economic data

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABD: Pakistan has implemented the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). IMF issued a press release on Wednesday and it stated that the e-GDDS was established by the IMF in 2015 to support improved data […]

Top court orders registration of Christian marriages

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the authorities concerned to register Christian marriages in the country, on Wednesday. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed a three-member bench and it passed the order while hearing a case earlier today. During the proceeding, the apex court directed all the Union Councils to ensure […]

PTA extends mobile phone registration deadline till Jan 25

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications has extended the deadline to register mobile phones by till January 25. Earlier on Monday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had announced that unregistered, smuggled and stolen phones will be blocked on January 15. However, on the directives of the Senate committee the […]

Afghanistan

ALP commander killed by Taliban in Baghlan attack

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk PUL-I-KHUMRI: Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander for Dahna Ghori district has been killed along with a bodyguard in a Taliban attack in Baghlan province, an official said on Thursday. Deputy Chairman of Provincial Council Shams-ul-Haq Barakzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Zamankhel area of Pul-i-Kumri, the provincial capital. […]

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Govt accused of negligence in Qahraman’s case

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Some Provincial Council members from Kandahar accused government for not properly handling the case of Abdul Jabbar Qahraman’s assassination and demanded a state medal and the Helmand Airport after his name. Qahraman, a lawmaker from Helmand, was killed in a blast two month back during his election campaign. Addressing reporter here some […]

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Four killed in mortar shell explosion

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk HERAT CITY: At least four people were killed and three others wounded as a result of a mortar shell explosion in Chesht Sharif district of western Herat province on Thursday, an official said. Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the explosion took place in a farm at 10:30am. He […]

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Taliban accepts they cannot win by warfare: Khalilzad

By The Frontier Post | December 20, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, in an interview with TOLOnews said Taliban have accepted that they cannot win by warfare and that political settlement should be sought for ending the crisis in the country. Khalilzad said in the Abu Dhabi talks, they discussed with Taliban representatives on announcing […]

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‘People to rebel against Taliban if rights limited in talks’

By The Frontier Post | December 20, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): Afghanistan Independent Human Right Commission (AIHRC) on Thursday, reacting to the Afghan peace talks between Americans and Taliban, warned that if the peace talks limit people’s freedom, people would rebel against Taliban. AIHRC Chairman Sima Samar said human rights, especially those of women, should not be stepped on in talks with Taliban, otherwise […]

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7 security personnel killed in Faryab clash

By The Frontier Post | December 20, 2018

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel, two policemen have been killed and two check-posts captured by the Taliban in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday. District Police Chief Abdul Ahad Dehzad told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban attacked security forces check-posts in the Arkelik locality on Wednesday […]

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Business

Mobile giant Turkcell sells its shares in Fintur

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s leading mobile network operator Turkcell on Wednesday sold its shares in the Netherlands-based telecommunication company Fintur. The transaction came after the shareholders of Fintur agreed to transfer its subsidiary Kcell to Kazakhtelecom. “Binding agreement with respect to the transfer of our shares in our 41.45 percent owned subsidiary Fintur to Sonera Holding, […]

US oil majors raise oil production outlook

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Two US major oil companies, ConocoPhillips and Hess Corporation, increased their oil production outlook for next year from 2018, despite keeping their capital expenditure budget unchanged year-over-year, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent exploration and production company based on production and proved reserves, said Monday […]

Pakistan better regulatory framework for Islamic Banking

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Islamic Banking Industry of Pakistan, in collaboration with Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and contribution of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, launched Urdu version of the Book ‘Sharaie Mayaarat’. Renowned leaders from Pakistan’s financial sector spoke on the occasion. Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Tariq Bajwa was the […]

Sale of iPhones continue in China despite ban

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

BEIJING (AFP): Apple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive. According to US chipmaker Qualcomm, which requested the ban, the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court ordered four Apple subsidiaries […]

Gold prices hit five-month high

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

BENGALURU (Reuters):Gold held near a five-month peak on Monday as a slide in global shares pushed investors to seek shelter in bullion, while waning expectations of US interest rate hikes next year also underpinned the metal’s appeal. Spot gold inched down 0.1 per cent to $1,246.58 per ounce, as of 1238GMT, having touched $1,250.55, a […]

Iran’s oil sales up despite US sanctions: Rouhani

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

TEHRAN (AA): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the country’s oil sales have increased in November despite U.S. sanctions. “Iran’s oil sales are in good condition despite U.S. efforts to chock off the country’s oil revenues,” said in statements carried by the semi-official Mehr news agency. “Iran’s oil exports have fared much better after Nov. […]

Sports

Shiffrin extends World Cup lead

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

St. Moritz (Agencies): American Mikaela Shiffrin extended her overall World Cup lead with a fifth victory of the season in Sunday’s parallel slalom. Shiffrin started her weekend in fine form with victory in Saturday’s super-G at Saint Moritz, adding to her maiden super-G win at Lake Louise last week and two previous slalom wins. In […]

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Newspapers help ‘fuel racism’

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling believes newspapers are helping “fuel racism” and “aggressive behaviour” with their portrayal of young black players. The 24-year-old made the comments in an Instagram post on Sunday, a day after he faced alleged racist abuse from a supporter during City’s 2-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea at Stamford […]

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Liverpool take lead after Chelsea rout City

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Chelsea inflicted champions Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat of the season with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge that allowed Liverpool to go top of the table on Saturday. N’Golo Kante and David Luiz were on target for Maurizio Sarri’s men as City paid for failing to take advantage of their first-half […]

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India close in on victory after Australia wobble

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

ADELAIDE (Agencies): Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami combined to tear through Australia’s top order and bring India within six wickets of victory on day four of the series-opening test on Sunday. Shaun Marsh (31 not out) and Travis Head (11 not out) were left clinging to their wickets after nudging Australia to 104 […]

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Will consider stepping down if I fail to deliver: Sarfraz

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has admitted that his place can be in danger if he fails to deliver. Speaking with media on the book launching ceremony of noted sports journalist Saleem Khaliq, Sarfaraz said he would consider stepping down himself as Test captain if he felt he is the reason […]

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Mushfiqur steers Bangladesh to easy win against Windies

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

DHAKA (Agencies): Spin, pace and sagacious batting took Bangladesh to a five-wicket win over West Indies in the first ODI in Dhaka. The only plan the visiting side seemed to have when defending a below-par 195 for 9 was to blow the home batsmen away with pace. But that wasn’t a very useful ploy on […]

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Fashion & Movies

Real heroes are on the borders, says Rajkummar Rao

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Currently, Rajkummar Rao is one of the most successful and busiest actors in the industry today. His upcoming film Fanney Khan, co-starring Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is all set to hit the theatres next Friday. The talented actor has already started the promotions of his first horror-comedy, Stree. Directed by […]

Final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ to be air in 2019

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

LONDON: HBO will debut the final season of its international hit “Game of Thrones” in the first half of next year and it aims to start production on a prequel in 2019, a network executive said. Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming, speaking at a Television Critics Association event, declined to provide details on the […]

‘Dhadak’ earns Rs 50 crore at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Dhadak stars Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter are surely on cloud nine these days. While on one hand, the box office numbers are surpassing the expectations, on the other, they have been showered with praise for their performance by the critics as well as the audience. The film began breaking records right […]

Rajkummar Rao learns tailoring for his role in ‘Stree’

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajkummar Rao learnt a brand new skill for his upcoming film, Amar Kaushik’s Stree. The actor underwent a month-long training for becoming a tailor. He learnt stitching of varied kind of woman outfits from a blouse to shirt. For Rajkummar’s character in the film, being a tailor was an important connects to […]

Kristen Stewart to play lead role in new ‘Charlie’s Angels’

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: “Charlie’s Angels” are returning to the big screen next year for a third outing, this time with a female director and a multi-racial trio of women led by Kristen Stewart. “Twilight” star Stewart, along with rising British actresses Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, will play the lead roles in the latest […]

Varun and Anushka to promote ‘Sui Dhaaga’ in different cities

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma will finally be seen on the big screen for the first time in Sharat Kataria’s Sui Dhaaga: Made In India. As the shooting of the film has wrapped up, one can expect the trailer of the film to be out soon. We hear that Anushka and Varun […]

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UK’s misguided terror laws: Criminalising the innocent

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2017

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

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; […]

The gun lobby is global: From Yemen to Las Vegas

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2017

Hamid Dabashi Another horrific mass killing in the US, yet another round of public mourning for the innocent victims of a murderous act of violence in Las Vegas, this time around though no Barack Obama to come to television and shed some crocodile tears. According to reports, on Sunday, October 1, a gunman in possession […]

New European defense giant aims at Asia-Pacific region

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2017

Emanuele Scimia The scene is set for the creation of a giant defense contractor in Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region could soon become its favorite market. Under the aegis of their respective governments, I-t-alian shipbuilder Fincant-ieri and its French competitor Naval Group have started discussing the terms of a possible alliance and their transformation into […]

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