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MQM-L plans killing of candidates to Sabotage elections: Rangers

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Endorsing The Frontier Post’s report of July 14, Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Wednesday claimed that Altaf Hussain-led Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) has tasked target killers to hit men of MQM-P, PSP and other splinter groups. “Rangers on tip off conducted a joint raid with police in Orangi Town and arrested Muhammad Bilal […]

Interior ministry removes Zardari, Talpur’s names from ECL

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former President Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur names have been removed from the Exit Control List (ECL). According to reports, the interior ministry has removed the name of PPP leaders from the ECL. Earlier on July 12, Supreme Court put to rest reports that it had issued directives to stop […]

Federal cabinet approves open trail of Sharif family in remaining two corruption cases

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has withdrawn the decision of conducting the trial of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar in prison behind the closed doors. Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk chaired cabinet meeting on Wednesday and the decision was taken in it. Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family […]

NAB court adjourns Sharif’s corruption cases till July 30

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court has resumed hearing of corruption cases against Nawaz Sharif and his family on Wednesday. During the hearing, Khawaja Haris counsel of Nawaz Sharif once again reiterated his objection that Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the remaining two cases as he had already ruled in one of the three corruption cases against […]

UN rejects Indian allegations on Kashmir report: FO

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Dr Muhammad Faisal, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson has said that United Nations had rejected Indian allegations on a report regarding the human rights situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir. Dr Faisal said this on twitter on Wednesday. He said that it is very disappointment that India rejected the report on Kashmir without […]

Imran Khan fails to appear before NAB in helicopter misuse case

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan failed to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in an ongoing investigation against his alleged misuse of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s helicopters. Imran Khan through his counsels has asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to give him time to appear as he is busy in election campaign. […]

Global

US Congress willing to consider new sanctions on Russia: Ryan

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): The United States Congress is willing to consider new sanctions against Russia over its alleged interference in American elections, US House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters during a press briefing on Tuesday. “We just conducted a yearlong investigation into Russia’s interference in our elections. They did interfere in our elections, it’s really clear.” […]

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PM: Israel prepared for ‘any scenario’ in Gaza

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that Israel was prepared for “any scenario” in the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to an official statement. “We are in the midst of a battle that involves an exchange of blows and I can tell you that the [Israeli] army is ready for any […]

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EU, Japan ink biggest trade deal

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: The European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on Tuesday in the Japanese capital Tokyo. The trade agreement, which will create an open trade zone covering over 600 million people, is the biggest ever negotiated by the EU, according to a statement from the European Commission. European Commission President […]

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Pompeo to testify before Senate on Russia

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): The reason for the upcoming testimony hasn’t been revealed yet, while Pompeo himself has yet to comment on the information. Republican Senator Bob Corker has announced that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to testify on Russia before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week. According to the senator, the […]

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Nearly 300 Malians killed in Millitia clashes: UN

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

GENEVA (Reuters): Nearly 300 Malian civilians have been killed in fighting between rival militias this year, the UN human rights office said on Tuesday, as surging inter-communal violence across the country threatens a presidential election due later this month. Malians head to the polls on July 29 for a vote meant to draw a line […]

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Ukraine activist attacked with green liquid

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

KIEV (Reuters): A top Ukrainian anti-corruption activist said he suffered chemical burns on Tuesday when an assailant threw green liquid in his face as he took part in a demonstration outside a prosecutor’s office in Kiev. Most of Vitaliy Shabunin’s face and his left hand were covered in bright green stains similar to marks left […]

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Pakistan

Wildfire guts over 100 stalls, damages several at Sasta Bazaar in Capital

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The wildfire which engulfed the Sasta Bazaar in Sector H-9 of the federal capital on Wednesday gutted more than 100 stalls and damaged several others, rendering huge losses to the owners. According to initial reports, the fire caused due to short circuit in UPS erupted Sasta Bazaar located near Peshawar Mor (Kashmir […]

There is no evidence of corruption against my brother, says Shehbaz

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif visited Rajanpur on Wednesday and said there is no evidence in the investigation against his brother Nawaz Sharif. Speaking at an election rally, he criticised the treatment of his brother, calling the case against him “very weak”. He said on his first night at the […]

NAB court can be shifted to some other place due to security concerns: Ali Zafar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Ali Zafar on Wednesday has said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court can be shifted to some other place in a wake of security concerns. This was stated by caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Ali Zafar while briefing the media about decisions […]

Bilawal alarmed over banned parties contesting polls

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report MANDI BAHAUDDIN: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Wednesday expressed concern over partipication of banned outfits in the July 25 elections. Addressing an election campaign rally, the PPP leader slammed politics of hatred and stressed the need to conform to politics that is based on vision and has an ideology. “We […]

Dozens shops destroyed as fire erupts at Islamabad bazaar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Dozens of shops were destroyed after a fire broke out in Sunday bazaar of Peshawar More, area of federal capital on Wednesday. The fire fighters reached the site to extinguish the inferno and long queues of vehicle are being witnessed at Kashmir highway. As many as 10 fire tenders from Rescue 1122 […]

Imran Khan to address PTI rallies in Nathiagali, Jhelum and Shahdara today

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is scheduled to hold rallies in three different places including Nathiagali, Jhelum and Shahdara on Wednesday. According to reports, PTI chairman Imran Khan will attend all the three rallies and address the party workers. Earlier on Tuesday, while addressing a public gathering in Jacobabad, PTI chief said that Shehbaz […]

Afghanistan

Fraudulent polls not acceptable to political parties: Hekmatyar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Head of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan, Engineer Gulbadin Hekmatyar has said the election would not be acceptable to them if the polling process was fraudulent. Talking to reporters in Kabul on Tuesday, Hekmatyar said the voter registration process was full of frauds. If the electoral process continued in the similar style, it would create […]

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11 troops, 23 Taliban dead in clash, airstrike

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KHOST: Afghan officials say 11 security men and 23 Taliban gunmen were killed in a clash and airstrike in Paktiya province. Tens of Taliban gunmen attacked an outpost of Afghan National Army (ANA) in Zawo area of Zurmat district, said Col. Asadullah Salimi, coordination commander of security organs in Paktia province. “ANA troops […]

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16 border police killed, hurt in attack

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: At least 25 Taliban gunmen and 16 border police were killed and wounded during a clash in the bordering Arghistan district of Kandahar province, police said Tuesday. Tens of Taliban fighters swarmed border police posts in the Onki area of Arghistan district, said Zida Durrani, spokesman of Kandahar police. The ensuing fighting […]

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58 captives freed from Taliban jail

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Security forces released 58 captives including security men from a Taliban jail in the Musa Kala district, the claimed Tuesday. The troops of 7th Kandak of Special Forces in Helmand province raided the Taliban jail in Musa Kala district and freed 58 hostages from the jail, the Special Forces said in a […]

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Taliban seize security posts in Kunduz province

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ: Taliban gunmen seized at least two outposts of Afghan forces in the Imam Sahib District of Kunduz province, officials said Tuesday. The Taliban gunmen attacked security posts in Joye Begum area of Imam Sahib district earlier Tuesday, sparking a heavy gun-battle, said Mahboobullah Saeedi, administrator of the same district. He told AIP […]

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Nimroz projects to generate 1,000 jobs

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk ZARANJ: Around 1,000 people will get work opportunities and hundreds of families benefit from 38 development projects lunched in Nimroz province, officials said on Tuesday. Governor Eng. Mohammad Sami told Afghan media service the projects would help generate job opportunities for youth. He termed the role people in such projects vital and asked […]

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Business

Gold falls 2018 low amidst quiet markets

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Gold hit its lowest in a year on Tuesday as the dollar steadied and most other markets were subdued before Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies to the US Congress. Powell will likely reiterate the Fed’s plan for gradual monetary policy tightening as he takes his upbeat view of the US economy to […]

Pakistan ranked low in digital literacy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Despite a rapid increase in internet connectivity and gender parity in Pakistan, the country has been ranked lower than India, Iran, Sri Lanka and even Bangladesh on the Inclusive Internet Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), primarily due to unavailability of content in local language. On the index, Pakistan stood at […]

EU, Japan ink biggest trade deal

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: The European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on Tuesday in the Japanese capital Tokyo. The trade agreement, which will create an open trade zone covering over 600 million people, is the biggest ever negotiated by the EU, according to a statement from the European Commission. European Commission President […]

Aircraft sales to hit $6.3tn on China trade

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

NEW YORK (BBC News): China will pass the US as the biggest air travel market within 10-15 years, driving a big rise in aircraft sales, the world’s largest jet maker says. Boeing’s latest global industry report predicts airlines will need 42,700 aircraft over the next 20 years, up 3% on last year’s forecast. Boeing valued […]

Israel shuts Gaza’s only commercial crossing

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk GAZA CITY: Israel on Tuesday shut down the Gaza Strip’s only functioning commercial crossing, allowing only medicines and foodstuffs into the blockaded Palestinian territory, according to a Palestinian official. “Israel has enforced its Monday decision of closing the Kerem Shalom crossing,” Raed Fattouh, chairman of a Palestinian Authority-affiliated committee for the delivery of […]

European demand for passenger cars up 2.9%

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The European Union’s demand for passenger cars in the first half of this year rose 2.9 percent year-on-year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reported on Tuesday. “The strong performance of the new EU member states is worth highlighting, as registrations increased by 11.4 percent so far this year,” the ACEA said […]

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Sports

Pakistan crushes Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI by 9 wickets

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk BULAWAYO: Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by nine wickets in third match of the five-match one-day international series on Wednesday and take decisive lead in the series. Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat first but all the batsmen were out cheaply on 67 runs as they have no answer for the Pakistan pace […]

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Andre Russel returns to Windies squad

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Guyana (Agencies): Andre Russell is set to turn out for the Windies in a one-day international for the first time since November 2015. The big-hitting all-rounder has been named on the 13-member squad to take on Bangladesh in three ODIs at home. Russell made his international comeback in the Windies v World XI Hurricane Challenge […]

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Not sad about leaving Real Madrid: Ronaldo

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Turin (Agencies): Star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he is not sad about leaving the Real Madrid club and expressed gratitude towards Juventus for taking him into the team. “I’m not sad about leaving Real Madrid, this is a big club and with all due respect players at this stage of my career […]

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Putin presents Trump World Cup football made in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

HELSINKI (Agencies): Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his American counterpart Trump with a World Cup football, manufactured by Pakistan, a day after attending the final of the much-praised tournament in Moscow. Throwing it to his wife, Trump said he was happy to pass the ball on to his 12-year-old son Barron. The official match ball […]

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AGM gives Chairman PCB unqualified vote of confidence

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

LAHORE (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board’s General Body has unanimously given Chairman PCB Najam Sethi unqualified vote of confidence for his tireless efforts to revive cricket in Pakistan and to give new identity to Pakistan cricket by launching Pakistan Super League (PSL). The Elected Presidents of the Cricketing Regions of Pakistan gave their vote of […]

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Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

SYDNEY (Agencies): Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the Socceroos when he came off the bench for their final group game against Peru at the […]

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Fashion

Akshay Kumar is the highest paid actor of Bollywood

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Forbes just released the list of the highest paid actors in the world. While Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have earned the 82nd and 76th spot respectively, it seems that Shah Rukh Khan has not made the cut. According to the magazine, Akshay Kumar’s income is shown to be $40.5 Million, while […]

Anushka and Varun’s starrer Sui Dhaaga’s trailer to be out on 15 August

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan are ready to collaborate for the first time ever in Yash Raj Films’ Sui Dhaaga: Made in India. The film’s shooting has wrapped up and it is currently in its post-production stage, where the editing of the film as well as its trailer is going on. Varun […]

Priyanka Chopra likely to be seen in a web series

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Off late, web series have brought about a new wave of fresh content for the audience. The biggest example has to be the latest addition to the world of Indian web series, Sacred Games. The drama thriller starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all everybody’s talking about right now and […]

Google Pays Tribute to Mehdi Hassan on his 91st Birthday

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Google always pays tribute to great personalities and occasions with doodles. Today, a great Pakistani Ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan was honoured on his 91st birthday with Google’s doodle feature. In the past, Google also paid tribute to other well-known and legendary personalities of Pakistan such as Abdul Sattar Edhi, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Noor Jehan, Nazia Hassan and many others. […]

Saif Ali Khan all set to play Naga Sadhu in ‘Hunter’

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Saif Ali Khan has garnered a lot of appreciation for his web series Sacred Games that is streaming on Netflix currently. Saif, however, was last seen on the big screen in Kaalakaandi that hit the theatres in January this year but unfortunately bombed at the box-office. The actor has not got a […]

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks stunning in latest photos

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is currently in Paris with her sweetheart Aaradhya Bachchan. Thanks to all the social media updates, we know that the mother-daughter duo is having a blast together. The beauty is shooting for a brand endorsement in Paris and can be seen posing against the beautiful backdrops of Salon Opera. […]

Technology

Pakistan ranked low in digital literacy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Despite a rapid increase in internet connectivity and gender parity in Pakistan, the country has been ranked lower than India, Iran, Sri Lanka and even Bangladesh on the Inclusive Internet Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), primarily due to unavailability of content in local language. On the index, Pakistan stood at […]

WhatsApp introduces Mute Conversations feature

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: WhatsApp has introduced a mute conversation feature and this feature is currently available on Android devices. The new shortcut is enabled for everyone running version 2.18.216. Now you can mute your conversations directly from the notification panel. One thing should keep in mind that only conversations above than 51 messages can be […]

LG will supply LCD and OLED panels to Apple

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Earlier this year, LG confirmed that it will supply OLED panels to unspecified iPhone mode. However, the new reports reveal that LG will Supply Apple with 20 million LCD Panels and 4 million OLED Panels. LG will Supply Apple with 20 million LCD Panels in 2018 and 4 million OLED Panels in […]

Amazon all set to capture half of US retail market by end of this year

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Amazon’s e-commerce sales in the U.S. are expected to reach a staggering $258.2 billion this year, up nearly 30 percent from a year ago, according to a new survey from eMarketer that looks at the company’s sales by product category. That means Amazon is expected to capture nearly half of the U.S. […]

Apple to invest $300 million in clean energy in China

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies): Apple Inc will launch a $300 million clean energy fund in China, the firm said in a statement on Friday, working with its suppliers to invest in renewable energy projects that could power close to 1 million homes in the country. China’s government has made cutting pollution a key priority, putting pressure on […]

UK: Facebook fined over Cambridge Analytica data leak

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Facebook has been fined £500,000 ($663,042) for failing to secure and protect users’ private information, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced. The fine, which is for breaching the Data Protection Act and is the maximum amount possible, was imposed on Facebook for failing to prevent the harvesting of users’ data by […]

Health

Keeping blood pressure in control could minimize the risk of Dementia

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Every day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp. The pill is his blood pressure medication. And Koroshetz, who directs the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, says controlling high blood pressure helps him reduce his risk of […]

Summer heat waves can slow human Brain: Research

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: New research suggests heat stress can muddle our thinking, making simple math a little harder to do. “There’s evidence that our brains are susceptible to temperature abnormalities,” saysJoe Allen, co-director of the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University. And as the climate changes, temperatures spike and heat waves are more […]

Distress puts you at risk of chronic disease

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress at intense levels for a long time can impact our long-term physical health. But what if we are exposed to low levels of psychological distress? Does it still jeopardize our well-being? According to a new study, the answer is “yes.” ‘Even low levels of distress’ […]

Govt bans use of mercury dental fillings for children

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has immediately banned the use of mercury dental fillings for children below 15 year throughout the province to protect them from catching serious diseases. Directorate-General of Health Services, KP, in its notification (2405-70/Dev:/General File(SDPI) Dental) addressed to all district health officers, medical superintendents, Dean of Khyber College […]

Healthful diet could prevent Asthma symptoms

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is associated with better asthma outcomes, according to a study recently published in the European Respiratory Journal. A healthful diet consists of more fruit and vegetables, and less red meat. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are the main components of a healthful diet, […]

High blood pressure could increase risk of dementia

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: According to the latest research, having elevated blood pressure as an older adult predicts an increase in one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. The study authors also saw an increased risk of brain lesions. A new study looks at hypertension and brain health in older age. High blood pressure, or hypertension, […]

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Travel

Sichuan Airlines to purchase 10 more Airbus A350 XWBs

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Airbus confirmed at the Farnborough Airshow a deal agreed earlier in 2018 that Sichuan Airlines, based in the Southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, has selected the A350 XWB to become the latest aircraft in its fleet. Sichuan Airlines operates the largest all-Airbus fleet in China with over 130 Airbus family aircraft. In […]

Heathrow to be the world’s biggest Airport

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A controversial decision by British lawmakers will make Heathrow Airport the world’s biggest airport in terms of traffic, CNN reported. At the moment, the world’s largest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with a capacity of 104 million. The new proposal would increase passenger capacity from 80 million to 110 million by […]

Tourists warned of increase in crime by hotel rats’ gangs in Paris

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Visitors to Paris this summer have been put on alert after a raft of thefts targeting tourists by a gang of petty thieves dubbed “hotel rats”. The criminals operate by blending in with visitors – both on the streets and in hotel lobbies – before stealthily picking pockets, swiping valuables and stealing […]

Turkish Airlines passengers rise some 18%

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The total number of passengers carried by national flag carrier Turkish Airlines rose 17.8 percent to reach 35.6 million in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year. According to a statement issued Tuesday by Turkish Airlines, it carried 6.3 million passengers in June, up 10.6 percent from […]

Double-decker passenger plane to fly to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: People travelling from Dubai to Pakistan and back will soon experience what it’s like to fly aboard Emirates’ A380 aircraft, the world’s largest commercial passenger plane. According to UAE-based newspaper Gulf News, the UAE-based carrier announced that it will operate a one-off A380 flight to Islamabad next week. The first Emirates double-decker […]

Emirates introduces VR seats for the first time in planes

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk Dubai: Being able to check in online and choose seats prior to departure is a great way to travel. It doesn’t just take away the hassle of standing in long queues at the airports, it also helps ensure that one gets the aisle, window or whatever seat they prefer. Now, imagine actually seeing […]

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Article

Together against Trump and his dangerous policies

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Batool Subeiti Tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of London on Friday to protest against the visiting ‘megalomaniac’ president of the United States. Holding placards and chanting slogans, the protestors called Donald Trump a “complete idiot” who does not understand how the world works. More than 100,000 protestors from all walks of […]

Come July: The living legacy of struggle for Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Iqbal Khan Month of July has special significance with regard to struggle of Kashmiri people. Two events “Martyrs day” and “Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan day” are commemorated of 13 and 19 July respectively. Martyrs’ Day is observed in Kashmir and the World over in remembrance of 22 Kashmiris killed on 13 July 1931 due to […]

Pakistan’s economic crisis deepens in an election year

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Kunwar Khuldune Shahid The Pakistan government to be formed after July 25 elections will inherit a record high-trade deficit of $37.7 billion, a plunging stock market that hit this year’s lowest at 39,288 points on Monday and a currency that has been devalued by over 15% in the past seven months. The outgoing Pakistan Muslim […]

Closing the gender gap in Pakistan’s elections

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2018

Quratulain Fatima When Pakistanis go to vote in parliamentary elections, there will be more women at the polls than ever before, but the level of participation will still be low as obstacles continue to hinder women’s participation. One hundred years ago, women in the United Kingdom gained the right to vote, and today, most women […]

Western bloc crumbles as US-EU rift emerges

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2018

Fahrettin Altun The NATO summit in Brussels started amid recent tension between the US and EU countries. The crisis between them has apparently resulted from Washington’s policies. Although some argue that the problems are because of US President Donald Trump’s populism and his weird way of following policies, it is simply not true. Trump’s approach […]

After 17 years of ‘wasted effort’ in Afghanistan, no lessons learnt by US

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi After nearly 17 years of war, chaos, mayhem, misery, death and destruction, the United States is seeking peace negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan. That the US has miserably lost the plot in the war-ravaged country is no secret, but to come back after 17 long years of fighting and talk about […]

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Editorial

Shift in US Afghan policy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

It is a good omen that President Trump administration has realized that military solution of decades long Afghan war is not possible. The US top commander John Nicholson, who leads the NATO led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, said on Monday that Washington is ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban in an effort […]

Water pricing stratagem

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has asked the government to generate funds for construction of future dams through water pricing and contended that 25 percent funds required for major reservoirs  could be acquired from the people. Presiding over a meeting of Law and Justice Commission, the Chief Justice said the issue of water […]

Lender of the last resort

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

To devise a viable mechanism for lessening the burden of economic mess created by the previous PML-N government and provide a temporary easy sailing to the next government, the caretaker government has to kick-start the process of availing the much needed financial bail out from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It had become a necessary […]

Mastung carnage

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2018

After the three terrorist attacks in Khyber Puktunkhwa (KP), the expected wave of terrorism struck Baluchistan. Both KP and Baluchistan are the frontline provinces and because of their proximity with Afghanistan these provinces are the worst hit by global terrorism. The most dangerous international terrorist organisation ISIS (Daesh) had established its strong holds in Afghanistan […]

Public debt and trade deficit combo

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2018

The deliberately ill-conceived fiscal and monetary policies of PML-N government have confronted the country with a twin menace of unsustainable public debt and unmanageable ballooned current account deficit. In a very despicable unwise and ridiculous tone, World Bank’s warning in August 2017 about the growing macro economic imbalances were rejected by the Former Planning Minster […]

CPEC overselling and SEZs

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

The PML-N government’s inability to develop the nine prioritized Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has surprised caretaker finance minister Dr. Shamshad Akhtar who has raised questions about ignoring the strategic initiative in the country. The 55th review meeting of CPEC revealed that over the past six weeks things could not […]

Letters to Editor

The future of tribal students

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

This is an accepted fact that the wave of terrorism has made every individual and section of  the then FATA pay an irreparable loss. The houses of the public were destroyed; businesses wereblocked; people became paralyzed psychologically; life and property were looted, and even they were made compelled to quit their houses and live a […]

Attention required!

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

The administrators and citizenry at large of the country are so preoccupied with some national and international issues- like  Panama, terrorism etc.- that hardly some other genuine problems of the society make it to the national media or our public discourse. One of such overlooked issues is Thalassaemia- a rare genetic blood condition that, it […]

Private schools

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2018

Through the section of your regarded newspaper, I might want to draw the consideration of individuals on the issue that parents of numerous students of private school complained that they were being compelled to pay the educational fee for the month of June and July. Parents said that they had gotten a circular from the […]

Ramadan and the profit mongers

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Ramadan is one of the august and sublime months for all the Muslims around the world. This month is the most awaited one, and it is commemorated with great pomp and show by keeping in mind the sacrosanctity of it. The observers have very special preparation and paraphernalia in order to earn more rewards and […]

70 years of looting

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2018

I am writing to highlight the environmental degradation that affecting the Pakistan economy.  It is estimated that damage cost of environmental degradation in Pakistan is at PKRs 346 billion per year. The country is decaying and dying as well as habitant including all living creatures (humans, animals, marine life, etc) over the time. There is […]

Top management of PIA

By The Frontier Post | May 13, 2018

Every time PIA comes in Media they only talk of Operational Employees of PIA that there is overpopulated employees and a figure is Quoted of high number of employees and so Little Aircraft, and a wrong Impression of PIA is Projected Intentionally or unintentionally as Free Tickets worth 5 Billions according to recent Audit of […]

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