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Military top brass vows continued support to all state institutions

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday chaired 215th Corps Commanders’ Conference at GHQ. Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military, in its statement said, the forum reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country. “Progress of ongoing operations, fencing along Pak-Afghan border, situation along […]

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SC summons Nawaz Sharif in 1985 Pakpattan shrine land case

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday summoned then-chief minister Nawaz Sharif in a case related to the transfer of land of the Pakpattan shrine in 1985. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the suo motu case pertaining to the illegal construction of […]

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CJP orders mineral water companies to be taxed Re1 per litre of groundwater extracted

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday ordered authorities to levy a tax of Re1 on bottled water companies for every litre of water extracted from underground reserves. Resuming hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to alleged exploitation of water resources by mineral water companies in the country, Justice Nisar ordered the […]

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Pakistan fully respects Asia Bibi’s legal rights, Qureshi tells Canadian FM

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Tuesday said Canadian foreign minister telephoned Shah Mehmood Qureshi a day earlier and spoke about Asia Bibi, who was recently acquitted by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case against her. Dr Muhammad Faisal tweeted that the Canadian foreign minister during the phone call appreciated Supreme Court’s courageous […]

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FIA questions Farogh Naseem in KKF money-laundering case

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem on Tuesday was questioned for over an hour by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a money-laundering case. Sources said the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader appeared before an FIA team, and was accompanied by party chief and IT Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. Naseem is accused of transferring […]

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People to see visible change within few months: PM

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the people will see a visible change within few months in all sectors. Talking to a delegation of Parliamentarians from Karachi led by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the PTI took reigns of the country at a difficult juncture. He, […]

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Global

Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores sacked parliament

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

COLOMBO (AFP): Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The Indian Ocean island has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since Sirisena sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with former strongman president Mahinda […]

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Germany’s Merkel calls for establishment of EU army

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

BERLIN (AA): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for creating a European Union army, stressing that Europeans can no longer merely rely on the U.S. for their security. “We Europeans now have to really take our faith fully into our own hands if we want to defend our union,” Merkel said addressing the European […]

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UK: Neo-Nazi group members found guilty

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A British couple who named their son after the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, have been found guilty of being members of a proscribed far-right terrorist group on Monday. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were found guilty of being members of National Action by the Birmingham Crown Court, local […]

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Ethiopia arrests over 60 high-ranking army officials

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia on Monday announced the arrest of dozens of high-ranking security officials over alleged human rights violations and corruption. Speaking at a news briefing, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said 36 high-ranking security officials were arrested for human rights violations, while 27 officials of Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC), a military-run conglomerate, […]

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Iran ready to protect oil tankers: Military official

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

TEHRAN (AA): Iran is ready to protect oil tankers against any threats, a senior Iranian military official said on Monday. “Despite the threats against us, we will trade in the seas without any problem,” the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Rear-Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, a deputy commander of the Iranian military, as saying. He said the […]

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Russia calls Moscow summit on Afghanistan ‘unique’

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Last Friday’s Moscow conference was unique for including public meetings between the Afghan government and the Taliban, Russia’s presidential envoy for Afghanistan said on Monday. For the first time a meeting between the Afghan government and the Taliban was public and open, and Taliban members were presented as official participants in a […]

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Pakistan

ECP orders re-polling in PB-26 constituency

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has ordered re-polling in Quetta’s PB-26 constituency after cancelling the election of Balochistan MPA Ahmed Ali Kohzad null and void. In general election of July 25, MPA Ahmed Ali Kohzad of Hazara Democratic Party’s had received 5,117 votes against Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal runner up Wali Muhammad’s 3,242 votes. […]

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PM Imran chairs federal cabinet meeting to review political, economic situation

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is presiding a federal cabinet meeting on Thursday to review political and economic situation in the country. According to reports, Finance Minister Asad Umar will brief the cabinet members regarding the recent negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation. Federal Ministers and advisers will also present report […]

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Lawyers continue strike for second day in Faisalabad

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: Lawyers community their strike on the second day in Faisalabad and demanding to establish Lahore High Court (LHC) in the city. Secretary of the bar told private news channel that lawyers will not appear in court today. A day earlier, agitated lawyers stormed the court premises and started damaging property including the […]

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One killed as speeding truck rams into oil tanker

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report SHEIKHUPURA: One person was killed when a over speeding truck rammed a stationary oil tanker and the fire erupted in it on Wednesday night near the Mandiali Toll Plaza on the city’s outskirts. According to rescue officials, the oil tanker, which had stopped at the toll plaza to pay the toll tax, immediately […]

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Six injured labourers of boiler blast succumbs to injuries

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: As many six labourers, who were injured when boiler of a Karachi factory blasted on late Wednesday night, succumbed to their injuries at hospital. According to reports, incident had taken place at a private factory located in Landhi area of Karachi. As a consequence, seven labourers were injured critically, who were shifted […]

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Fawad demands formation of body on funds utilization

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday demanded that a parliamentary committee be formed on utilization of trillions of rupees of funds by the previous governments. Speaking on the floor of the Senate, he said Rs 42 trillion were transferred to Balochistan in the last 10 years and a […]

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Afghanistan

Nine ANA soldiers, four civilians killed in Baghlan

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk LASHKARGAH: Nine Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and four civilians were killed as Taliban attacked a military base in Borka district in Baghlan province. Taliban attacked an ANA base in Falol area in the limits of Borka district, a police official in Baghlan told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP). Eight ANA soldiers were killed […]

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Samangan power bill defaults exceed 24m afghanis

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) officials in northern Samangan province say a number of government departments and telecom companies default on power bills amounting to more than 24 million afghanis. Ghufran Rasikh, deputy DABS head, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the defaulters included 33 government departments and four telecom companies. He said […]

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Dostum meets Hekmatyar to discuss presidential elections

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Head of the Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) and first-vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum have discussed matters related to presidential elections, a statement from the HIA said on Sunday. Hekmatyar and Dostum discussed in details current political situation, peace process and future presidential elections, the statement said. The HIA has not yet decided the […]

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Dozens killed in Afghanistan fighting as sectarian threat grows

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

KABUL (AFP): Fifteen Afghan civilians and 10 commandos sent to reinforce Hazara militia forces fighting Taliban in the central province of Ghazni were killed on Sunday, officials said, as a days-long battle with threatening ethnic overtones continued. The fighting in Jaghori district, an area inhabited mainly by Shia ethnic Hazaras, has been going on since […]

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Govt reacts to criticism over amendments to anti-graft law

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): About 10 days after civil societies and legal institutions held a press conference about irregular amendments made to the Anti-Corruption Law, the Special Anti-Corruption Secretariat responded on Sunday by saying the law has not been manipulated, but that some changes have been made. Civil society organizations and legal institutions said changes were brought […]

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Taliban splinter faction says Moscow meeting Was A “Lie”

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): A splinter faction of the Taliban, led by Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, said on Sunday the recent Moscow meeting on peace in Afghanistan was a “lie”. But officials from Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) said Friday’s Moscow meeting was an important platform towards building peace in Afghanistan and that the peace facilitating body […]

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Business

KMBL declared best Microfinance Bank

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited has won the accolade of “ Best Microfinance Bank” at the third Pakistan Banking Awards 2018 organized by the Institute of Bankers Pakistan with AF Ferguson as its knowledge partner and & Dawn Media Group as its official media partner. The pioneer microfinance bank of Pakistan was honored […]

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Dollar reaches 16-month high

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

SINGAPORE (Agencies): The dollar built on last week’s gains and rose toward a 16-month high on Monday as traders expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep tightening monetary policy, but sterling remained under heavy pressure amid uncertainty over a Brexit deal. The Fed has reaffirmed its plan to raise interest rates by 25 basis points […]

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Oil prices increase 1 percent as Saudi announces suplly cuts in December

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Oil prices rose by about one percent on Monday after top exporter Saudi Arabia announced a cut in supply for December, seen as a measure to halt a market slump that had seen crude decline by 20 percent since early October. International benchmark Brent crude oil futures were at $71.11 per barrel at […]

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Alibaba Singles’ Day smashes $25b sales record

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters): Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd smashed the 2017 record for its Singles’ Day sales event on Sunday, surpassing 168 billion yuan ($24.15 billion) sales in under sixteen hours. Singles’ Day, also called “Double 11” is the world’s biggest online sales event, outstripping US shopping holiday Black Friday. The Chinese event was […]

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UAE C. Bank now free to link banks’ exposure to real estate to market strength- senior banker

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

DUBAI (Reuters): The United Arab Emirates’ central bank now has the flexibility to set new exposure limits for banks to the real estate sector and can amend these to reflect market performance, a senior commercial banker said on Sunday A new law introduced last month abolished a cap, dating from 1980, that restricted each bank’s […]

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‘UAE most competitive economy in Mena region’

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

DUBAI (Gulf News): The UAE has the most competitive economy in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), says a new study from the World Bank Group and the World Economic Forum. The Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018, launched Tuesday in Dubai, ranked the UAE as the 17th most competitive country in the world. Saudi […]

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Sports

Australia end miserable run with ODI win over Proteas

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Adelaide (Agencies): Australia ended a dismal seven-match losing streak in one-day internationals with a seven-run victory over South Africa on Friday. The hosts had not recorded a 50-over win since January, when England were beaten, and a target of 232 looked well within the Proteas’ reach in Adelaide despite Alex Carey’s 47. Dwaine Pretorius (3-32) […]

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Pakistan beat New Zealand in second ODI to level series 1-1

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

ABU DHABI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped […]

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Sarfraz slams Taylor for ‘disgraceful’ throwing gesture

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk Abu Dhabi: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has slammed New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor for making a “disgraceful” throwing gesture when facing the bowling of veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez during the one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Taylor appeared to query the bowling of part-time offspinner Hafeez whose action has been deemed illegal […]

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Super League stars face World Cup ban: FIFA

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): The biggest names in football would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs like Barcelona, Manchester City and […]

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‘Go and live somewhere else’: Kohli rant sparks backlash

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

NEW DELHI (Agencies): India captain Virat Kohli has provoked a social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for criticising his batting. Kohli told the Indian fan to “go and live somewhere else” in a video on his newly-launched personal app, in which he responded to comments from the public. The fan […]

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Mourinho hails ‘fantastic’ United comeback

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

TURIN/ MANCHESTER/ PLZEN (Agencies): Jose Mourinho hailed a “fantastic victory” after Manchester United stole the thunder of Cristiano Ronaldo and a dominant Juventus with a 2-1 win in the Champions League on Wednesday. A jubilant Mourinho made the most of the last-gasp victory, going onto the pitch at full-time and cupping his ear to jeers […]

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Fashion & Movies

Parineeti Chopra responds to rumors of walking out from ‘Life In A Metro’ sequel

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Over the weekend, various stories of Parineeti Chopra walking out of Anurag Basu’s film, Life In A Metro’s sequel surfaced on the internet. While there was no official confirmation from the actress on the same earlier, Parineeti finally broke her silence on all such reports. Rubbishing all such rumours, Chopra took to […]

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Ranveer Singh wants to work with Deepika & Alia in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai-2

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: We all witnessed the madness that happened when Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar were together under one roof for Koffee With Karan 6. Having a blast on the show with super host, Karan Johar – Singh and Akshay were seen at their candid best making several confessions. What we loved was how […]

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#Metoo movement: Vikas Bahl banned from post production of ‘Super 30’

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vikas Bahl who was helming Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 was accused for sexual harassment by an ex-employee of the now dissolved Phantom films and that changed everything for the director. He was sacked as the director of Super 30 and was stripped of all the credits for the film. A report in […]

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‘Badhaai Ho’ likely to enter in 100 crore club

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ayushmann Khurrana has had quite a year and it may just get better with his latest film Badhaai Ho pacing towards the 100 crore milestone. The film opened with big number and has managed to maintain its grip at the ticket counter ever since. With a 91.18% rise from it’s second Friday, […]

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King Khan to star in Rakesh Sharma’s biopic

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With Zero creating insane buzz with just a couple of teasers out in the market, Shah Rukh is sure to taste some sweet success in a couple of months. While fans are waiting with bated breath for the official trailer to come out on the superstar’s 53rd birthday on November 2nd, here’s […]

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‘Baazaar’ attracts audience on its second day of release

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: What money, power and one business idea can do to you is the backdrop of the crime drama, Baazaar. Starring Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Chitrangadha Singh and newcomer Rohan Mehra, Baazaar takes you into the ups and downs of the stock market with a dramatic twist. This business crime thriller started […]

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Science & Technology

Instagram down in worldwide outage

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: The world’s largest photo-sharing site is lurching from one disaster to another. Just days after both of Instagram’s founders resigned from Facebook, and only one day after a new boss was appointed to the company, the site and its app has crashed. Reports of the outage began to emerge just after 5pm […]

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Google launches new streaming tech

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Back in February, Google was rumored to be seeking interest in the gaming market, with a brand new streaming service that would eventually be called Project Yeti, The project was apparently designed to allow for quality game streaming at 1080p and 60 frames per second with minimal technical hiccups in Chrome. Just […]

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Instagram appoints Facebook veteran as new CEO

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Xinhua): US photo-sharing site Instagram has named Facebook veteran designer Adam Mosseri as its new CEO to fill the vacancy left by a surprise announcement of Instagram’s two co-founders who are leaving the company, the social media network said. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who resigned abruptly last week as the […]

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Apple silent over iPhone ‘chargegate’ complaints

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2018

LONDON (BBC): Apple has remained silent amid complaints that its new iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones fail to charge consistently when plugged in. Several users have reported that their device refuses to charge if it has been idle for a while. Some charge only if the display is “woken up”. Video blogger Lewis Hilsenteger […]

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Mobile banking transactions witnesses growth

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: With a significant growth of some 195 percent, mobile phone banking transactions crossed Rs 410 billion mark during the last fiscal year (FY18). According to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Mobile Phone/App based banking is being offered by 21 Banks/MFBs to 3.4 million registered users at the end of June, 2018. Intra-bank […]

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Facebook confirms 50 million accounts affected by security breach

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP): Facebook Inc said Friday hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly 50 million user accounts in its worst security breach ever given the unprecedented level of potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company’s reputation. Facebook, which has more than 2.2 billion monthly […]

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Health

More dengue cases in Karachi 

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: At least 12 more dengue fever cases were reported across the city in a week, taking the reported cases’ toll to 944 in the city since 1st January 2018. As per weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, as many as 12 new dengue fever cases were […]

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Minister reaffirms govt’s commitment to eradicate polio

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Aamer Mehmood Kiani on Monday reaffirmed the government’s full support for eradication of polio from the country. During meeting with Chairman Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Polio Eradication Dr Jean-Marc Olivé, who called on him, the minister said that the government is making efforts […]

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Zimbabwe starts vaccination drive to control cholera outbreak: WHO

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

HARARE (AFP): Zimbabwe has begun an oral vaccination drive to curb a cholera outbreak which has claimed at least 49 lives over the past onth, a WHO official said Friday. The cholera outbreak, first detected outside Harare on September 5, prompted the health ministry to declare an emergency in the capital. With 9,000 suspected cases […]

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4.8m kids to be vaccinated in anti measles drive from 15th

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2018

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: Provincial Health Department KP has decided to launch 12 days anti measles drive from October 15-27 across the province as the epidemic has attained alarming shape after over ten thousands suspected cases of the disease were reported in the health facilities of the province. The preparations to eliminate measles from the province […]

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WHO launches cholera vaccine campaign in Yemen

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk ADEN: About 540,000 women, children and men who received a first dose of the vaccine in August, in Hudaydah and Ibb governorates, are targeted in this new four-day campaign. More than 3,000 health workers have been trained and mobilized for this effort. During the latest campaign, close to 387,400 people were vaccinated, covering […]

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Child dies in first polio virus case in PNG

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk Papua New Guinea: Medical authorities declared that a child has been killed in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after being inflicted with polio virus. World Health Organization (WTO) country representative Luo Dapeng confirmed that children under the age of 15, who didn’t receive vaccines, are most likely to be affected. He added: “PNG had […]

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Travel

Etihad Airways launches hand baggage-only fares

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

DUBAI (Gulf News): Etihad Airways is bringing in more changes to its pricing structure. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier said on Sunday it has launched a new hand-baggage-only fare, which allows Economy Class passengers to buy lower fares if they have no checked baggage. The fare includes a complimentary carry-on baggage allowance of seven kilograms, and […]

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Hotel occupancy rate in Turkey reaches nearly 75 per cent

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Hotel occupancy rate across Turkey reached 74.9 percent last month, the Turkish Hotel Association (TUROB) reported on Wednesday. According to TUROB’s report based on a survey conducted by data and analysis company STR Global, the figure rose 7.1 percent in July, compared to the same month last year. Average daily rate for […]

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Italian pilot union approves historic agreement with Ryanair

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

ROME (AFP): Italian pilots have approved an agreement over working conditions with Ryanair in the first such deal the strike-hit low-cost aviation giant has fully concluded. The agreement, reached earlier this month following eight months of talks, gives Italy-based pilots working for Ryanair “protection and guarantees”, according to the ANPAC union which negotiated the collective […]

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Tunisair wants govt backing to lay off 1,200 workers

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2018

TUNIS (Reuters): Tunisia’s state airline wants to lay off 1,200 workers to ease financial difficulties which have led to flight delays and the grounding of aircraft due to lack of spare parts, its chief executive told Reuters. Tunisair, which has a fleet of 30 aircraft, employs 8,000 staff, part of a bloated public service which […]

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Hawaiian airline to suspend its Beijing flight from October

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk HAWAII: Hawaiian Airlines said on Tuesday that it has decided to suspend its thrice-weekly non-stop flight between Honolulu and Beijing after the National Day Golden Week holiday in October. Passengers with tickets for after the end of regular scheduled service will be offered a full refund, or the option of traveling on earlier […]

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Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

KOROR, Palau (Reuters): Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan. Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to the idyllic tropical archipelago, branding it an illegal destination due to […]

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Articles

Journalists in the crosshairs

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2018

Ibrahim Altay Last week, a journalist murdered in Mexico showed once again the dangers of being a media worker both in the country and the world at large. Even if we want to believe that muscling journalists and killing them for writing the wrong thing is a thing of the past that only exists in […]

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The struggle of sending dead body of loved ones to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

Zahid Ali Shah My second eldest brother Amjad Ali, aged 33 passed away in Damam Central Hospital Saudi Arabia on 1st August, 2018. A gentle soul, a fighter, strong, dreamer and a great sense of humor had made him equally famous among his peers, both old and young in the village and his fellow migrants […]

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How will the 73rd UN General Assembly meeting go down in history

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2018

Denis Bolotsky For one week, world leaders took the stage of the most powerful international organization on the planet to voice their concerns and to address issues of utmost importance to their countries during the UN General Assembly debate. On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a news conference at the UN Headquarters to […]

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Two different politics, two different worlds

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Cemil Ertem On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the U.N. General Assembly one after the other. In fact, the two speeches had a meaning beyond a normal narrative as Trump missed his mark. The two world leaders offered two different philosophical approaches and two different realpolitik narratives stemming from […]

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In Salah al Din, the US is seen as Daesh’s friend

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Shelly Kittleson On a sweltering late August night in a small town of Iraq’s central Salah al Din province, Jassim Al Jabouri is discussing preparations to clear nearby areas still infested with Daesh remnants. “There are still some Daesh around Zargah, Udhaim, Mutaybijah, the area around the Hamreen mountains and the eastern bank of Shirqat. […]

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Emirati claims for regional expansionism

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Muhittin Ataman The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently emerged as a revisionist and expansionist state, not only in the Middle East but also in North Africa, the Horn of Africa and even the Balkans. The UAE, trying to fill the power vacuum created after the Arab Spring, has changed its strategic calculations from the […]

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Editorial

Federal cabinet’s decisions

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2018

It is worth appreciation that in sharp contrast to the style of leadership of Nawaz Sharif, who did not give importance to holding cabinet meetings for decision making, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reset the precedent of regularly convening the meetings of his cabinet and some time its periodicity is increased. He gives maxim time […]

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Russia-Pakistan offshore gas pipeline

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Due to the criminal neglect of the past two governments to accelerate the oil and gas exploration work in the areas of proven reserves and lust of PML-N leadership for importing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Qatar, Pakistan is dependent on the import of gas at a much higher price of $ 11 per mbtu. […]

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Water shortfall, anti-dams lobby

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Pakistan is the most vulnerable country to climate change impact as it is ranked 7th in Global Risk Index of Climate Change. The changed weather patterns have created water shortfall almost a regular feature every year. But the ant-dams lobby is out to oppose the construction of big dams on the River Indus downstream Tarbella […]

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Reviewing NACAs’ performance

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Chairing the first ever meeting of Board Governors of National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) at the Prime Ministers’ Office, Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a committee for reviewing the role and functioning of the organisation and called for formulating its well-defined mandate. He underscored the need for making NACTA a truly proactive organisation and directed […]

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Uniform higher education system

By The Frontier Post | September 26, 2018

The council of Common Interest met on Monday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair and took important decisions about introducing a uniform higher education in the country, implementation of AGN Qazi formula for distribution hydel profit in letter and spirit and proper distribution of available water resources among the provinces. The devolution of Old […]

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Streamlining oil exploration

By The Frontier Post | September 25, 2018

Pakistan spends $ 5 billion plus on the import of crude oil and petroleum products which amounts to 30 percent of current account deficit of $ 18 billion. The demand for oil will go up and its price is also on the rise in the international market. Due to sharp decline in foreign exchange reserves […]

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