The Frontier Post

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The Frontier Post is an independent English language daily newspaper founded in Peshawar, Pakistan in 1985. As of 2016 it is published from Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta (Pakistan) and Kabul (Afghanistan), Washington DC (USA)

Frontier Post
TypeDaily Newspaper and Magazine
Owner(s)Frontier Publications Pvt Ltd
Founder(s)Rehmat Shah Afridi
Editor-in-chiefBilal Afridi
EditorJalil Afridi
HeadquartersPeshawar, Pakistan


When the paper was founded in 1985, there were no prominent journalists based in the area, and its original editor Aziz Siddiqi was neither an ethnic Pukhtoon (the dominant population of Peshawar) nor from a Pukhtoon area.[1] Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor Fazle Haq along with several entrepreneurs were engaged in founding the paper.[2]

The founder, chief editor and publisher, Rehmat Shah Afridi, has been termed a 'prisoner of conscience' by Amnesty International due to his longstanding struggle for democracy and media freedom in Pakistan;[citation needed] Afridi was arrested in 1999.[3] Jalil Afridi had been running The Frontier Post as its Managing Editor since 1999.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Zubeda Jalalzai; David Jefferess (6 June 2011). Globalizing Afghanistan: Terrorism, War, and the Rhetoric of Nation Building. Duke University Press. pp. 86–. ISBN 0-8223-5014-9.
  2. ^ Shahid Javed Burki (19 March 2015). Historical Dictionary of Pakistan. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 200–. ISBN 978-1-4422-4148-0.
  3. ^ Alain Labrousse; Laurent Laniel (29 June 2013). The World Geopolitics of Drugs, 1998/1999. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 69–. ISBN 978-94-017-3505-6.

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