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PPP fighting for supremacy of Parliament: Khursheed Shah

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), SYed leader Khursheed Shah has said that parliament is the mother of all institutions as it meant to pass laws for the country. Khursheed Shah said this while addressing the National Assembly (NA) session on Wednesday. He said that PPP has been fighting for the […]

Model town incident: At least 116 policemen blamed for the massacre

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: As many as 116 government officials have been removed from their posts on Wednesday for their involved in Model Town carnage. According to media reports, 116 police officers including deputy superintendent of police, inspectors and investigation in-charge and they were directed to report police line. Earlier, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahir-ul-Qadri […]

Speaker issues show-cause notices to six MPAs for sabotaging Punjab budget session

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Speaker Punjab Assembly, Pervaiz Elahi has issued show-cause notices to six MPAs for destroying mic and chairs in the provincial assembly. The opposition MPAs were protesting during the budget session over the arrest of Shehbaz Sharif. According to reports, the six lawmakers issued show-cause notices include Pir Ashraf Rasool, Malik Muhammad Waheed, […]

PM Imran has nothing to do with Shehbaz arrest: Chaudhry Fawad

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chauhdry has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has nothing to do with the arrests of Shehbaz Sharif as he is not connected to decisions on arrests of those who are facing corruption references. This he said while talking addressing the media outside the Parliament ahead of a […]

“There is an unholy alliance between PTI and NAB” says Shehbaz Sharif

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif has claimed that the Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had planned to arrest him before the General Elections. Shehbaz Sharif was addressing on the floor of the Lower House of the Parliament on Wednesday, he expressed that his arrest was planned between July 6 […]

Zainab murder case: Convict Imran Ali hanged in Kot Lakhpat jail

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Imran Ali, who was convicted in raping and killing a minor girl Zainab in Kasur, was hanged to death early Wednesday at Kot Lakhpat Central Jail in Lahore. The convict was executed in the presence of Magistrate Adil Sarwar and Zainab’s father, Muhammad Amin, who reached the jail early morning. The body […]

Global

Saudi consul general leaves Turkey amid journo probe

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Saudi Arabia’s Consul General in Istanbul Mohammad al-Otaibi left Turkey for Riyadh on Tuesday, according to diplomatic sources. Al-Otaibi departed from Istanbul at 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT) amid an ongoing investigation of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. His departure comes as Turkish and Saudi officials are preparing to search the residence […]

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Macron seeks fresh start with French govt reshuffle

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

PARIS (AP): French President Emmanuel Macron’s government sought to give itself a fresh start after a difficult summer with a limited reshuffle on Tuesday that included a new interior minister. The restructuring comes two weeks after the surprise resignation of Gerard Collomb as interior minister, who is responsible for policing including the fight against extremism. […]

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China party expels general who killed himself

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

BEIJING (AP): China’s ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping’s continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. Official media reported that Zhang Yang killed himself at home last November, after which they denounced his death as a “despicable” […]

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‘Turkey not to let illegal groups operate in judiciary’

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey will not allow polarization, factions and illegal groups to operate in the country’s institutions, including judiciary, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. Speaking at a ceremony of judges and prosecutors’ appointments at Bestepe Congress Center in the capital Ankara, Erdogan said Turkey continues to remove extensions of Fetullah Terrorist Organization […]

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Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

KATHMANDU (AP): The bodies of five South Korean climbers killed in a fierce storm last week on a mountain in Nepal were set to head home Tuesday amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal’s mountains. Mountaineers and officials gathered at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu offering flowers and burning incense by the […]

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Pompeo arrives in Riyadh for Khashoggi talks

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday met Saudi King Salman in Riyadh for talks on missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The discussions tackled “historic relations between the two countries and the current situation in the region and the joint efforts done towards them,” the official Saudi SPA news agency reported. […]

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Pakistan

Govt investing in human resource development: Azam

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati on Tuesday said the government was  investing in human resource development and its management as it was aware of its importance. He was addressing as chief guest at the closing ceremony of two days International Conference on  “Emerging Challenges for Organizations in Developing Economies […]

Fawad lambasts PML-N for producing expensive electricity

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Mister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has said that the Previous of Government of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) committed a “national crime” by subsidizing the electricity in contrast with NEPRA recommendations and inflicted a Rs 36 billion loss to national exchequer monthly. “The thief and public mandate lacking government of PML-N […]

Call to amend FATA Interim Regulation

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report Islamabad: For mainstreaming FATA and its merger the provincial Assembly of KP must suitably amend the “Interim System of  FATA Administration Regulation 2018” as well as “Action in Aid of Civil Power Regulation 2011” and extend the Local government law of the province to the tribal areas forthwith. This was stated by former […]

Govt.’s initiative to reduce hunger to zero by 2030: Sultan

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan said the incumbent government’s initiative to give top priority to uplift agriculture and conserve water in its first 100 days will gear towards reducing hunger to the zero level in the country by 2030. The Federal Minister stated this as chief […]

Peace impossible in world without Pakistan: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has said that peace is not possible in the region and the world without Pakistan. Addressing a ceremony at Warkwick University on Tuesday, he said that Pakistan had given the biggest sacrifice for peace in the world. “The world should thank Pakistan for the elimination of […]

Speaker KP Assembly calls on Na Speaker

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report Islamabad: Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ghani called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, at Parliament House on Tuesday. The matter related to current political, economic situation in the country and mutual interest were discussed in the meeting. The Speaker National Assembly said that the provincial governments and federal government will have to work […]

Afghanistan

Afghan forces continue to rely on coalition support: US

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Afghan National Defence and Security Forces have improved some fundamental capabilities, such as high-level operational planning. However, they continue to rely on American and coalition support to fill several key capability gaps, a US report said on Monday. The report from US Government Accountability Office on Afghanistan Security found the Department of […]

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30 PSs in Kunduz declared high risk areas

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ CITY: Out of 220 polling stations set up in Kunduz province, people have registered as voters in only 98 stations and among these 30 stations face high security threats. Rassoul Omar, Independent Election Commission (IEC) head for Kunduz, told Pajhwok Afghan News voter registration process did not take place in 122 polling […]

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Nangarhar traders, candidates talk economic policies

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Traders in eastern Nangarhar province have urged Wolesi Jirga candidates to address problems the business community has been facing after winning the Oct 20 elections. The businessmen raised their demand during a roundtable talks with Wolesi Jirga candidates. The event was organized by the Entrepreneurs Global Support Organization here. Dr. Sher Ali […]

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UN stresses domestic observers’ role in polls

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has stressed the role of domestic observers, candidate agents and political party monitors in preventing fraud in the parliamentary election. Speaking at a meeting with domestic observers in Kabul on Monday, Secretary-General’s Special Representative Tadamichi Yamamoto noted the critical role that each observer could play […]

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Powerful men among 8,000 convicts remain at large

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Attorney General Office (AGO) said more than 8,000 people including former and current government officials and a Wolesi Jirga candidate remained at large despite their conviction in different cases. AGO spokesman Jamshid Rasouli told Pajhwok Afghan News that the country’s courts had sentenced 8,076 people involved in 6,468 cases during the […]

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16 ANA soldiers suffer casualties

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk FARAH CITY: At least eight Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and as many others wounded in a Taliban attack on their base on the outskirts of the capital of western Farah province, officials said Tuesday. Shah Mahmod Naimi, deputy Farah provincial council head, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban attacked […]

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Business

Uber launches safety ToolKit for drivers and passengers

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): Uber’s recent safety push is spreading to Europe. The ridesharing service is launching a safety center in its app for the UK and 23 other European countries to provide many of the safeguards that launched stateside earlier in the year. You can share trip details with trusted contacts, quickly access emergency services and […]

Bitcoin price rises as market stabilizes

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Over the past 72 hours, the cryptocurrency market experienced one of its wildest fluctuations in recent years, triggered by the sudden increase in the Bitcoin price. The unforeseen decline in the value of Tether (USDT), a stablecoin backed by the US dollar on a 1:1 ratio, led premiums on major cryptocurrencies […]

HSBC, Credit Suisse and SC pull out of Saudi event

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): The chief executives of three big banks have become the latest bosses to pull out of a conference in Saudi Arabia. HSBC’s John Flint, Tidjane Thiam of Credit Suisse and Bill Winters of Standard Chartered will not be going. Diane Greene, who runs Google’s cloud division, Mastercard’s Ajay Banga and JP Morgan’s […]

Audi fined £700m over diesel emissions scandal

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Audi has been fined €800m (£700m) to settle an investigation by German prosecutors into breaches of diesel emissions rules. The premium car brand, owned by Volkswagen, said it “accepts the fine and… admits its responsibility”. In June, VW agreed a €1bn settlement in Germany over the emissions scandal, which came to light […]

WS gains after strong earnings from blue-chips

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): US stocks rose broadly on Tuesday, led by technology and healthcare shares, as upbeat earnings from blue-chip companies helped ease jitters over the impact of the ongoing US-China trade war and other global issues on corporate profits. Shares of Morgan Stanley rose 2.5 percent and Goldman Sachs 0.9 percent after the two […]

European stock markets mostly advance; oil retreats

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

LONDON (APP): European stock markets mostly rose Tuesday but London dropped as oil prices pulled back from a recent surge. Share prices of heavyweight energy companies, including Shell and BP, declined by about 1.5 percent as crude oil lost more than half a dollar. London’s FTSE was dragged lower also by share price falls for […]

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Sports

Pakistan takes control after dismissing Australia for 145 runs in first innings

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Pakistan dismissed Australia for 145 runs in the first innings of second test after Pacer Mohammad Abbas took five wickets in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan paceman Muhammad Abbas dismissed Shaun Marsh for three runs and Travis Head for 14 to derail Australia after they resumed at 20-2 in reply to […]

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De Villiers drafted for South African T20 tournament

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): South African batting star AB de Villiers was on Monday named among 12 leading players for South Africa’s new Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. Six South African and six overseas players were named as marquee players at a Cricket South Africa media briefing. Six teams will be competing for their services in a […]

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West Indies coach Stuart Law banned for ODIs over comments

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

MUMBAI (Agencies): West Indies head coach Stuart Law has been suspended for the first two one-day internationals of the series against India following his public criticism of match officials during a recent test match between the sides in Hyderabad. The Australian received a 100 per cent fine of his match fees and three demerit points […]

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Duminy ruled out of South Africa’s Australian tour

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

CAPE TOWN (Agencies): South African batsman JP Duminy has been ruled out of South Africa’s limited overs tour of Australia, starting later this month, because of a shoulder injury. He is the second experienced batsman to miss the tour because of injury. Hashim Amla is out because of a finger injury. Cricket South Africa announced […]

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Spain win gives England rare feeling of beating the best

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Even as the noise swelled and the pressure mounted, Gareth Southgate stood firm as the youngest England side this century recorded a statement win in Spain. After an electric first half that had witnessed three slick breakaway goals, England were creaking, as Paco Alcacer headed in for 3-1 and Jordan Pickford almost gifted […]

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Mani terms BCCI stance on Pak-India matches as ‘hypocrisy’

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Newly elected Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani has termed India’s stance on playing cricket with Pakistan as “hypocrisy”. Mani, who replaced Najam Sethi as PCB chief in September this year, said it was the “will of the people” that the cricketing ties resume between India and Pakistan. “The main thing is […]

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Fashion & Movies

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif completes the Abu Dhabi schedule of ‘Bharat’

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead, the film is an official remake of Korean film, Ode To My Father. Busy with film’s shoot schedule, the starcast of Bharat was in Abu Dhabi since the last […]

Dharma production celebrates 20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Karan Johar celebrated 20 years of the release of his debut film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and the whole of Dharma family was present for the big day. The celebration started in full swing once the star cast arrived and then everyone was in for back to back nostalgic moments hitting them. […]

“Sajid was extremely sexist and ridiculous.” says Dia Mirza

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Dia Mirza, who made an appearance in Sajid Khan directorial Hey Baby in 2007 admits that she was aware of his indecent behaviour towards women in general. That being the reason, Dia isn’t surprised by the sexual harassment allegations leveled against the filmmaker. Sajid’s name was recently added to the list of […]

Noted Tabla player, Walidad ustad dies at 69

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Noted Tabla player, Waliddad ustad died at the age of 69, on Tuesday due to multiple health complications. He left behind his widow and seven children. He was laid to rest in Akhund Baba graveyard near Rahman Baba shrine where a large number of local artists, writers and fans attended his Namaz-i- […]

Katrina Kaif to play a Pakistani dancer in Remo’s film

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: One of the biggest dance films of Bollywood is in its pre-production stage currently. The film stars Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif in the main roles and will be directed by trendsetting choreographer Remo D’Souza. Bhushan Kumar is producing the film that is being deemed as the biggest dance film of Bollywood. […]

Mrunal Thakur to share screen with John Abraham in “Batla House”

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: All set to star in Nikkhil Advani’s upcoming film Batla House, Mrunal Thakur will be seen romancing John Abraham in the film. The film stars John playing the role of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who has been rewarded with nine Gallantry Awards. Batla House is inspired by a real encounter that took […]

Science & Technology

YouTube service restored after global outage

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The world’s largest video-streaming site, YouTube has restored after suffering a rear global outage in wee hours on Wednesday. The Google-owned company, which has billions of monthly active users, began suffering issues globally as the video streaming platform went offline at around 07:00 am Pakistan Standard Time (PST) on Wednesday, which was […]

Huawei unveils Mate 20 with 6.5-inch display

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: At a grand event in London, Huawei is unveiling the latest members of its Mate smartphone series: the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The Mate 20 is the larger device, featuring a 6.5-inch, 2244 x 1080 LCD display with a peculiar 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It also has one of the smallest […]

WhatsApp changes ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: WhatsApp is reportedly tweaking its popular ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature, based on the time limit in which users can revoke messages. According to famous WhatsApp tipster WABetaInfo, the social media messaging app WhatsApp is modifying its widely used ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature. As per new rules, users will now have a limit […]

Netherlands in ‘cyberwar’ with Russia – DM says

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

AMSTERDAM (Sputnik): Last week, the Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in light of the Dutch allegations that four Russians had attempted to carry out a cyberattack on the international chemical weapons watchdog in The Hague. The Netherlands is in a state of “cyberwar” with Russia, Dutch Defence […]

World’s fastest camera records 10 trillion frames per second

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Researchers have developed the world’s fastest camera till date that can capture 10 trillion frames per second, making slow-motion more real like. Scientists have recently developed the world’s fastest camera, which is able to capture 10 trillion frames per second. This camera makes it possible to experience any phenomenon in extremely slow […]

Stephen Hawking’s last research paper released

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

LONDON: Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper has been released by physicists who worked with the late cosmologist on his career-long effort to understand what happens to information when objects fall into black holes. The work, which tackles what theoretical physicists call “the information paradox”, was completed in the days before Hawking’s death in March. It […]

Health

Scotland winter death rates reach highest level since 1999  

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

LONDON (BBC): The number of people who died in Scotland last winter hit a 18-year high, new statistics have revealed. There were 23,137 deaths between December 2017 and March 2018, according to the National Records of Scotland – the highest figure since 1999/2000. It also revealed that the seasonal increase in mortality – the number […]

Dengue claims life in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: This year’s second death from dengue fever reported at Aga Khan Hospital where a 60-year old man succumbed to the deadly virus. A 60-year old man, Muhammad Khalil s/o Muhammad Shakil, a resident of North Karachi, was brought to Aga Khan Hospital on October 11, who died same day.  The man was […]

Anti-measles campaign launch in Lakki Marwat

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: The 12 day anti measles campaign was launched in a ceremony held at the office of deputy commissioner in district headquarters complex Tajazai on Monday. Local deputy commissioner Muhammad Kabir Afridi, DHO Dr Abdugul and EPI coordinator Dr Omer Faisal attended the occasion wherein a health provider Muhammad Yousaf administered […]

Jurors deadlock in J&J talc powder cancer case

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Following a record verdict in a trial in Missouri, litigation against Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder ended in a mistrial in California. “A state judge in Pasadena, California, declared a mistrial Monday after jurors deadlocked on Carolyn Weirick’s request for at least $25 million in damages over her mesothelioma, a cancer […]

Fat tissue could be a source of diabetes

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: A new study by Australian researchers, out today, is challenging what we know about the causes of diabetes. The new research points to fat tissue as a source of disease, and widens our understanding beyond the traditional focus on liver and pancreas as the main culprits. The findings, uncovered in mice, are […]

Rare ‘Polio-Like’ illness surface in US

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: More and more cases of a rare polio-like illness are being reported across the country, according to news reports. In recent weeks, six cases of the illness, known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), have been diagnosed in children in Minnesota — a state the typically sees less than one case of AFM per year, according […]

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Travel

Milan Airport to be close for three months due to renovation works

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk MILAN: ITALY’s popular airport in Milan will be closed for three months in 2019 during the busiest season of the year due to renovation works, affecting millions of passengers. Italy’s Milan Linate Airport is one of the busiest in the country, welcoming more than nine million passengers annually. In 2019, renovation projects have […]

Violent sickness strikes 300 passengers on luxury Mediterranean cruise

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

LONDON: Cruise passengers were forced to stay in their cabins and eat bread and water after a sickness bug swept the luxury liner, it has been claimed. Around 300 passengers were left suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea by the suspected virus onboard the cruise ship Aida Prima. The ship departed Palma in Majorca, Spain on 22 September but its Mediterranean voyage […]

Countdown on for world’s longest non-stop flight

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

NEW YORK (BBC): The battle to offer the world’s longest non-stop flight steps up a gear on Thursday, when a new Singapore-to-New York service takes off. Singapore Airlines is relaunching the service five years after they withdrew it because it had become too expensive. It will cover more than 15,000km and is scheduled to take […]

Lufthansa and Ryanair settle dispute over leased planes

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Lufthansa and Ryanair-backed carrier Laudamotion settled a dispute over leasing contracts, avoiding a London court hearing that was scheduled for November, both airlines said on Tuesday. The German flagship carrier said in July it wanted to end an agreement to lease planes to Laudamotion, claiming the Austrian leisure airline had failed to […]

Qatar Airways will continue its operations to Iran despite US sanctions

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk DOHA: Qatar Airways Group has expressed its commitment to continuing flights to Iran, saying it will not be affected by the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Addressing a high-profile business conference in the Qatari capital of Doha on Monday, the airline’s Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said services to Iran would continue despite […]

Emirates starts cancelling flights

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2018

DUBAI (Gulf News): The upcoming Dubai International Airport runway repairs will not just cause the diversion of some flight operations to the terminal in Jebel Ali, it will reduce the capacity of some airlines as well. UAE-based carrier Emirates confirmed on Sunday that it has already started cancelling some flights for next year in preparation […]

Articles

As Saudi-US relations hit rock bottom, could Saudi turn to Russia or China?

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

Rupert Stone The Khashoggi affair could result in a dramatic rift between America and Saudi Arabia. But it would not isolate the kingdom as Russia and China wait to pick up the pieces. The US’ partnership with Saudi Arabia is old and close, based on an understanding that Riyadh supplies oil and Washington provides security […]

Does Britain want to turn back time on Brexit?

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

Nagihan Haliloglu As anyone who has had any exposure to British popular culture will know, Britain’s best-loved TV hero is Dr. Who: a time-travelling “doctor” who helps smooth out not only disputes among galaxies and warring alien tribes, but also reveals extraterrestrial goings-on that have secretly shaped human history. On Oct. 7, the time-travelling doctor […]

CPEC corridor must be a win/win

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

Gul Khan China’s strategic initiative for opening the Silk Road route is a brilliant and strategic move on many fronts. By opening the western corridor, China will rely less upon its currently exclusive Eastern Pacific Sea route, from which she exports most of her industrial goods. Through CPEC China can bring prosperity to the agrarian […]

The Green Revolution and Saudi-Iran tensions

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2018

Kerem Alkin Whether you call it the struggle for leadership in the Middle East or sectarian tension or the sovereignty race, Turkey is closely following the consistently increasing competition and tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran – a process highly beneficial for the US and Russia, allowing the US and Russia to penetrate and settle […]

Idlib breakthrough may spread to wider Middle East

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Ozer Khalid President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin achieved a diplomatic breakthrough in Sochi, potentially carving out a more promising and peaceful future for 3.5 million deserving Syrians, diplomatically inching ever closer to world peace and averting yet another humanitarian crisis in the blazing political tinderbox that is the Middle East. […]

Saudi Arabia is in big trouble

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Burhanettin Duran For more than one week, the House of Saud has been under fire for its ties to the United States and its crackdown on dissidents. First, US President Donald Trump shared details of his most recent conversation with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to a group of his supporters in Mississippi, where Trump told […]

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Editorial

Desperate situation needs desperate measures

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

The debris of cumulative economic mess of the previous two governments has fallen on the PTI government. To avoid default situation formal request for a bailout package has been made with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). A leading economist and member of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council has expressed his opposition to seeking this bailout […]

Engaging India for dialogue

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

India is not inclined to resume the process of composite dialogue for the resolution of outstanding disputes including the core issue of Kashmir. It showed obduracy to reciprocate the peace gesture of the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. It backed out from its announcement about the meeting of the foreign ministers of […]

KPOGCL’s Lakki bloc, trap or treasure

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

The long awaited Lakki Block has been eventually awarded to KPOGCL to carry on its exploration work for oil and gas and exploit the indigenous resources for the benefit of the province and then country. It is now real test for this provincial Oil and Gas Company to show its professional competence by acquiring state-of-the-art […]

IMF bailout request, US reaction

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2018

PTI led government made a formal request for acquiring the bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The United State gave rather negative response which was not unexpected keeping in view the interview of Secretary of States Mike Pompeo with a TV network a few months ago. Application of carrot and stick has always […]

Planning Commission’s clarification

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

The Planning Commission released statement trying to address the worries of the global community about Pakistan’s mounting debts particularly the ones related to the projects under CPEC framework. They feel that high interest bearing loans could turn out to be a “debt trap” for it. The IMF Managing Director disclosed in a press conference in […]

FATF action plan, political expediency

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Not impressed with the progress made so far, a delegation of Asia Pacific Group (APG) has asked Pakistan to do more and get its house in order so that it may get out grey-list of Paris based Financial Action Task Force. Apparently, the group found the legal frame work insufficient and the institutional arrangements weak.  […]

Letters to Editor

Mushkpuri trip

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Tourism industry is a prospering industry that enriches knowledge, boosts social development and economic growth. In modern era, it is a fast growing area in Pakistan. The current government has also added tourism into priority list. But there are lots of problems faced by tourists during their tour. Yesterday, we visited Mushkpuri, the 2nd highest […]

Learning from the history

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Our democratic leaders seem to have learnt from their past mistakes. Irony, they have only learnt to complete their five years tenure. In past, one Democratic Party conspired against another ruling party and stalled democratic progress.  For example, Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) staged protest against Zulifqar Ali Bhutto after 1977 general election claiming the election […]

Imran Khan led government to focus on its plan

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Amin Yousafzai Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf  with support of its allies  have finally been successful to decorate crown of the premiership on head of the party’s  chief Imran Khan. In May last, Imran Khan had unveiled the PTI’s government 100 days plan.  One component of the said plan is that if Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf […]

PTI on the move

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Our voters have shown much better awareness in the general elections as compared to past elections. This awareness adversely affected the ruling party’s mandate. Actually, the voters have condemned “Corruption” at top level. In my view, public money must only be used in national interest & not in personal interest under any condition. The wrong […]

Shandur Polo festival

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Polo is a sport played in the central Asia some 600BC ago. It was initially partly sport and partly training of war with 100 men either side. Later on it was considered to be the sports played by nobility and military persons. The modern polo game is traced back to 1859 by British military officers. […]

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 […]

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