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Apex court orders PML-N’s MNA Afzal Khokhar to be put on ECL in LDA case

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to place Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Afzal Khokhar and his aide Saiful Malook Khokhar names on the Exit Control List (ECL), on Saturday. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, headed a two member bench at the Lahore registry and it heard the suo […]

Indian forces martyr 10 more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: As many as 10 more Kashmiri youth were martyred in Pulwama district on Saturday as the Indian occupied forces continues its atrocities troops on the innocent people of Indian occupied Kashmir. According to reports, three youth were shot dead in a search operation in Kharpora Sirnoo area of the district by the […]

PM Imran Khan to chair cabinet meeting today

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair a federal cabinet meeting today (Saturday) at the Prime Minister office. According to reports, PM Imran Khan will be briefed about the performance of six ministries and divisions during today’s special cabinet meeting. The meeting will also review performance of Information Technology and Telecommunication ministry headed […]

Top Court orders action against dual national govt employees

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday ordered government to take action against government employees holding dual nationality. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar headed a two member bench and after hearing decided the case. The bench ordered the respective federal/provincial governments to set deadline for such employees to surrender their […]

FM Qureshi lands in Kabul to attend trilateral meeting on Afghan peace

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report KABUL: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has arrived in Afghan capital on Saturday to attend the 2nd meeting of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Trilateral Mechanism. Kabul is hosting a trilateral meeting with neighbors China and Pakistan to discuss peace as well as economic and counterterrorism cooperation. Foreign ministers of the three countries will lead […]

Four terrorists killed, six security personnel martyred in Turbat operation: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. ReportRAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) has said that at least four terrorists were killed in an operation conducted by security forces in Turbat district of Balochistan. The military media wing told media that the operation was conducted on Intelligence reports to destroy the hideouts of terrorists in Wakai area near Buleda, Turbat, Balochistan.ISPR added […]

Global

Autopsy set for migrant girl, 7, who died in custody

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death of a 7-year-old migrant girl who began suffering seizures in immigration custody along the US-Mexico border and spiked a high fever, officials said. The girl was found Dec. 6 near Lordsburg, New Mexico, by US Border Patrol agents.She was in custody for […]

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UN alarmed by Congo violence

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

KINSHASA (Reuters): The UN human rights chief on Friday called on Congolese authorities to halt violence and inflammatory speech ahead of the country’s Dec. 23 presidential election, while the government said it was beefing up security for the vote. Campaigning for the long-delayed poll to choose President Joseph Kabila’s successor had been mostly peaceful until […]

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India court rejects call for probe into French jet deal

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk CHANDIGARH: India’s Supreme Court on Friday dismissed petitions seeking an independent probe into a multi-billion-dollar purchase of French warplanes, which triggered a political controversy this year in the country. “…having heard the matter in detail, we find no reason for any intervention by this Court on the sensitive issue of purchase of 36 […]

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Kosovo approves measure to establish national army

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk BELGRADE: Bucking NATO and Serb opposition, Kosovo’s parliament on Friday overwhelmingly passed a law making a 5,000-strong standing Kosovar army a reality. In the capital Pristina, 107 of 120 lawmakers voted for three bills to officially transform the nation’s current Kosovo Security Force (FSK) into an army. The vote was attended by President […]

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Merkel seeks to calm UK concerns on Brexit deal

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought on Friday to assuage concerns in the U.K. about the Brexit deal, stressing that a controversial “backstop” arrangement is intended as an insurance policy, and would be temporary. Speaking to reporters in Brussels, at the end of a two-day EU summit, Merkel reaffirmed the common position of […]

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Israel tries to dim Islam’s traces in Jerusalem: Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Turkish president on Friday accused Israel of trying to deliberately wipe out traces of Islamic heritage in Jerusalem over the last 50 years. “You [Israel] will not be able to wipe out,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at an Inter-parliamentary platform on Jerusalem in Istanbul. You are deceiving yourself if you think you […]

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Pakistan

Senator Azam Khan dies in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senator Sardar Azam Khan Musakhel of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) passed away in Karachi on Saturday. According to private news channel report, Azam Khan was under treatment in Karachi due to severe illness. Musakhel was elected as Senator in 2015. His funeral prayer is to be held at his native village.

Two women die due to doctor’s negligence

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report GUJRANWALA: At least two women died due to alleged negligence of a lady doctor at a private hospital in Gujranwala on Friday night in the jurisdiction of Cantt Police Station. According to relatives of the deceased, the lady doctor at the hospital gave them injection after delivery and the two women died soon […]

PTV, Radio Pakistan to be reformed, says Fawad

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain here on Friday said Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan would be reformed,brought under single administrative umbrella and would be taken out of financial deficit under a comprehensive plan. Speaking during question hour in the National Assembly, he said Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan would […]

NDMA dealing with drought situation: Ali

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Friday said that National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was working into deal with the drought situation in the specific areas of Sindh and Baluchistan. Speaking in the Senate during question hour session, the minister said that currently NDMA was also busy in looking […]

Good governance, accountability to uplift masses: Sarwar

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that good governance with strong institutions and accountability process carried its impact down to the masses, particularly to the poor. He was addressing the certificate awarding ceremony among the participants of 109th National Management Course and 24th Senior Management Course held at National School of […]

Govt 100 days plan to serve road map for next 5 years: Minister

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Finance Minister Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP) Salim Khan Jhagra here Friday unveiled the salient features of first 100 days performance of PTI Govt and maintained that inclusive reforms and projects were chalked out for next five years that after completion would change destiny of people. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Governor KP Shah Farman […]

Afghanistan

Taliban IED maker injured in a premature blast

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A Taliban member and expert of IED making lost his both legs in a premature improvised explosive device explosion in Sarobi district of Kabul. According to Afghan Military, the incident took place in Sarobi district of Kabul province on Friday and adding that a Taliban group member, Abdul Haq, who was assembling […]

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Afghan police arrests four alleged kidnappers in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan police arrested four kidnappers along with weapons during an armed clash with the police forces in Kabul city on Saturday. According to Kabul Police Commandment, the suspects were arrested during separate operations conducted by the forces. He further added that the police forces also confiscated two SW pistols from the detained […]

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US Green Beret charged with murder of man in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A US military spokesman said that a US Army Green Beret has been charged with the murder of an Afghan man during his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. According to NBC News, Major Matthew Golsteyn has admitted to shooting and killing a man in Afghanistan because he suspected he was a bomb maker […]

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Rebels, security personnel killed

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Forty-four Taliban fighters have been killed during operations in different parts of the country on Friday. The insurgents claimed killing and wounding 50 security personnel in a string of clashes over the past 24 hours. The operations were conducted in Kunar, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, Khost, Paktia, Logar, Paktika, Kandahar, Zabul, Ghor, […]

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Hakimy wins 2018 HR Tulip Afghanistan award

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan human rights defender Mohammad Hassan Hakimy has been awarded with the 2018 Human Rights Tulip Afghanistan award at a ceremony at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kabul. A statement from the embassy said the winner was chosen by jury consisting of Nader Naderi, Independent Administrative Reform Commission, […]

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No peace deal against people’s will, pledges Ghani

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani says no peace agreement will be concluded against the will of the people, promising any decision in this regard will be taken on the basis of public and parliamentary suggestions. At meetings with representatives of different ethnic groups in Herat City on late Thursday, the president called peace a divine […]

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Business

China purchases US soybeans amid trade war

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

BEIJING (BBC): China’s purchase was hailed as a “wonderful” step by US officials China has bought US soybeans for the first time since the trade war between the two countries started in July. The country’s finance ministry also confirmed it would temporarily reduce tariffs on US car imports from 40% to 15%, beginning on 1 […]

ECB announces to cut massive bond-buying scheme

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: The ECB began its asset purchase program in 2015, years after the UK and US took similar action to shore up their economies The ECB began its asset purchase program in 2015, years after the UK and US took similar action to shore up their economies ECB has so far pumped more […]

Oil falls on China economic data

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Oil prices fell on Friday after China reported slower economic growth, pointing to lower fuel demand in the world’s biggest oil importer, although market sentiment was supported by supply cuts agreed last week by major crude producers. Brent crude was down 41 cents at $61.04 per barrel, on course for a decline this […]

China to halt additional tariffs on US-made cars as trade dispute de-escalates

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): China will suspend additional tariffs on US-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019, the country’s finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. The Ministry of Finance, in a statement on its website, also said it hopes China […]

Govt taking measures to overcome gas shortage

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile and Industries, Abdul Razak Dawood Friday said the government was taking measures to overcome gas shortage as soon as possible. Talking to media persons here, the Advisor said that gas supply to all fertilizer manufacturing units was continued without any interruption in order to fulfill […]

Growth worries send stocks surrying

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Stock markets in Asia and Europe slumped on Friday after data pointed to weakness in the Chinese and eurozone economies, despite further indications Beijing and Washington may be moving to end their trade row. Signs of easing tensions had helped propel equities higher earlier this week, with both China and the United […]

Sports

Dar resigns as chief coach after Pakistan’s dismal Hockey World Cup performance

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Pakistan hockey chief coach Touqeer Dar resigned from the role of chief coach keeping in mind team’s dismal outing during the ongoing Hockey World Cup. Pakistan played a total of four matches during the World Cup but were unable to bag even one victory. They lost 1-0 to Germany and 5-1 to […]

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Bangladesh cruise to series win over Windies

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Sylhet (Agencies): Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar slammed half-centuries as Bangladesh cruised to an eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the third and final one-day international to take the three-match series 2-1 on Friday. Tamim hit an unbeaten 81 in the northeastern city of Sylhet while Soumya added 80 off 81 balls to guide […]

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India refuses to play Asia Cup 2020 in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly refused to send their team for the Asia Cup 2020 and the message has been communicated to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Pakistan got the hosting rights for the Asia Cup 2020, which will be a T20I event involving the top […]

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ATP Finals in 2020

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): London’s bid to continue hosting the season-ending ATP Finals beyond 2020 will face competition from four other cities, the governing body of men’s tennis said on Friday. The ATP said that Manchester, Singapore,Tokyo and Turin were also being assessed along with London in the final phase of the bidding process for the 2021 […]

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Alvarez eyes place in Mexico pantheon with Fielding bid

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

NEW YORK (Agencies): Saul “Canelo” Alvarez aims to cement his place in the pantheon of Mexican boxing greats on Saturday when he steps up a division to face British world super-middleweight champion Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden. Alvarez, who won his rematch with Gennady Golovkin in September to claim ownership of the middleweight division, […]

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Svindal scorches to victory

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

ROME (Agencies): Norwegian veteran Aksel Lund Svindal scorched to victory in Friday’s World Cup super-G in Val Gardena on a great day’s ski racing for the “Attacking Vikings”. The 35-year-old, a two-time overall World Cup champion (2007, 2009) and Olympic gold medallist in the super-G (2010) and downhill (2018), clocked 1min 28.65sec, starting with bib […]

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Fashion & Movies

2.0 becomes the most searched film of 2018

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 has been a record breaker since it hit the theatres. After making a whooping Rs. 600 crores worldwide, it has now taken the top spot on yet another list. According to a list issued by Google, 2.0 is the most searched film of 2018 on the […]

Aayush Sharma to be seen in Salman’s Mulshi Pattern remake

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Aayush Sharma is all set to woo the audience once again. He will reportedly be seen in the remake of the hit Marathi film, Mulshi Pattern. Salman Khan’s production house is said to have acquired the rights of the film which was released in November. “Earlier this week, Salman had a meeting […]

Gully Boy to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh starrer Gully Boy will soon be hitting the screens in February next year and fans are very excited to watch this extraordinarily talented duo together for the first time in a film. Coming in as an exciting update, Gully Boy has been selected for a special screening […]

Oscar nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP):Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died of cancer at the age of 74, US news outlets reported Thursday night. Locke died November 3 in California, the reports said, quoting a celebrity news website, Radar Online. She had been battling breast and bone cancer. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death, Variety […]

Saif Ali Khan praises daughter Sara’s performance in ‘Kedarnath’

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Being Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter, the expectations with Sara Ali Khan plummeted to the sky as the young talent made her stunning debut with Abhishek Kapoor-directorial ‘Kedarnath’ last week. While Sara’s performance in the film was commended by the critics, Saif Ali Khan, on the other hand also couldn’t […]

Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra to appear together on Koffee with Karan’s season finale

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Once known as Bollywood besties, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor’s relationship had turneds our owing to various reasons that led to the birth of an endless rivalry between the two. The actresses who had shared cold vibes over the years are reportedly uniting to grace the couch on Karan Johar’s talk show […]

Science & Technology

Huawei to launch its Mate-20 Pro on 30 Dec

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Huawei is all set to launch its flagship smartphone — Mate 20 Pro — in Pakistan on 30 December. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 3D 6.39-inch AMOLED display, which gives 1440×3120 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 ratio with curved edges and notch on top. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is […]

Signs of water found on asteroid Bennu

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

NEW YORK (EarthSky): NASA’sOSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu on December 3, 2018. One week later – on December 10 – NASA announced the craft has already made a significant discovery. It has found hydrated minerals on Bennu’s surface – thatis, evidence for previous (ancient) water on the rocky little world. Just to clarify, this […]

Super massive Black Hole could swallow earth: Italian astronomer

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk ROME: An Italian astronomer has explained that super massive black holes have masses millions or billions times greater than that of the Sun, and have grown to huge proportions by swallowing matter and merging with other black holes. In an animated TED-Ed video, titled “Could the Earth be swallowed by a black hole […]

China launches mission to far side of Moon

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

CHINA: China’s Chang’e-4 spacecraft, which is bound for the Moon’s far side, successfully lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province on 8 December. The craft, carrying a lander and a rover, aims to be the first to ‘soft’ land on the Moon’s crater-filled far side. The rover will survey its surroundings, […]

Samsung launches world’s first ever quad camera smartphone

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: In keeping with its commitment towards maximum efficiency and innovation, Samsung Pakistan recently introduced the new Galaxy A9, the world’s first quad camera smartphone. With four rear cameras such as the 8MP Ultra Wide camera, the 10MP Telephoto Camera, 24MP Main Camera and the 5MP Depth Camera, customers will now be able […]

Japan’s top three telecom operators to exclude Huawei, ZTE products

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters): Japan’s big three telecom operators plan not to use current equipment and upcoming fifth-generation (5G) gear from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and ZTE Corp (0763.HK) (000063.SZ), Kyodo News reported on Monday. The news, for which Kyodo did not cite sources, comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of Chinese tech firms […]

Health

Germany to finance 5m Euro for polio eradication

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Germany will provide Euro 5 million to Pakistan for Polio eradication in order to completely eliminate this menace from the country by the year 2020. In this regard, KFW Germany and Economic Affairs Division have signed an agreement for strengthening the efforts to eradicate the menace of polio, a finance ministry press […]

Sleeping too much links higher risk of health problem

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Sleeping too much may be a sign you have an underlying health problem that needs to be addressed. You know sleeping too little can bring consequences to your health and well-being. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that extremely long sleepers are the picture of health. New research suggests that sleeping for more […]

Sindh govt spends Rs 2b annually to control hepatitis

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial government spends a notable amount of two billion rupees annually to control hepatitis disease in the province.  The Chief Minister stated this while talking to Dr. Nancy Ascher, Dr. Norah Terraut and Mr. Bial Hameed M.D University of California who […]

Breast cancer awareness session held in Lakki

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2018

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: A nongovernmental organization organized an awareness session about breast cancer at a local private girl’s high school in Lakki city. The school’s students and females attended the session wherein a prominent gynecologist Dr Memoona Azam delivered lecture on symptoms and treatment of breast cancer. She stressed the need for raising […]

Officials showing leniency to face strict legal action

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “The recent anti-polio drive that began today will be more effective and well organized. It will be ensured that every child is vaccinated. All available resources would be utilized to stave-off the paralyzing disease,” vowed Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jabbar Baloch during the inauguration of the three-day anti-polio campaign here at the historical […]

Child malnutrition worsened in Nigeria

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

LAGOS (AA): Apart from having the world’s largest mortality rate of under-fives, a UNICEF nutrition expert said Nigeria now has at least 35 million severely malnourished children. UNICEF nutrition experts say the crisis is most prevalent in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe the three states in the country’s northeast worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency. […]

Travel

PTDC launches campaign to promote winter tourism

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Friday launched a campaign to promote winter tourism in the country. In first phase, children of different villages were taken to Tarbela Dam, where they enjoyed boat ride and beautiful surroundings. Talking to media, General Manager Ali Akbar Malik said PTDC has initiated a campaign to create […]

Turkish-German carrier eyes expansion to back tourism

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Turkish-German carrier Sun Express will offer a record high capacity of 6.4 million seats inits international flights for summer 2019. The airlines will also significantly expand its flight frequencies between Turkey and Europe, it said in a statement. Antalya-based SunExpress was founded as a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Germany’s Lufthansa in […]

Australia’s 7-kilogram cabin bag limit enforced by airlines

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

SYDNEY (CNN): Flying home for the December holidays can be a stressful experience, with passengers carrying gifts for their nearest and dearest as well as their own luggage. Now Australian airlines have announced a renewed push to enforce hand luggage weight limits at the busiest time of the year. Both Virgin Australia and Qantas have […]

GDA issues traffic advisory for tourists

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: The Galyat Development Authority has issued traffic advisory for tourists in the wake of first snowfall of current winter season. The spokesman of GDA said snowfall still continues and additional staff was deployed for assistance of tourists. The Director General has directed staff to utilize all available resources and provide best facilities […]

Railways to launch three tourist trains soon

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is planning to launch three tourist trains soon with an aim to promote tourism in the country under the directives of Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. “The tourist trains with steam engines will be operated between Rawalpindi- Taxila, Peshawar-Attock Bridge, and Karachi-Keenjhar Lake” an official in the Ministry of […]

Turkey’s cultural expenditure on rise in 2017

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Turkey spent 44 billion Turkish liras ($12 billion) for cultural activities in 2017, with 19.4-percent rise from the previous year, the nation’s statistical authority said on Friday. The government expenditures amounted to 64.2 percent of sum while the rest — 35.8 percent — was spent by private bodies, according to the Turkish Statistical […]

Articles

Beyond tears: Living after 12/16

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

M Zafar Khan Safdar My drive is depleted, My smiles been deleted. Between all the tears, I feel angry and cheated. Like a festering wound From a splinter in deep, Grief invades every moment, Shattering my days And my sleep… Even when you know your child is in heaven, it still hurts like hell. Four […]

Yemen: Peace at last?

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

Afrah Nasser Peace in Yemen might be a far cry but at no time has it come closer than it is right now over the past 6 years. Rimbo, Sweden – It is still too early to believe that peace in Yemen is in sight, but at the same time, one can’t say that there […]

Another Islamophobic conspiracy theory: The Islamization of the ‘yellow vests’

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2018

Farid Hafez                                                                                 In every period, when divisive incidents occur, rumors regarding Islamophobic conspiracies arise. When millions of refugees arrived from war-torn Syria and Iraq, one of the most prominent Islamophobic figures in the United States, Pamela Geller, argued that an Islamization plan was behind the influx of the refugees. The former social democrat and re-elected […]

From angry tweets to humble letter

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

Iqbal Khan President Donald Trump is always in a hurry for everything and more so for achieving a favourabe Afghan endgame. In the backdrop of daily attacks by the Taliban, who now hold sway in about half of Afghanistan’s territory, the Trump administration has stepped up efforts to find a ‘peaceful solution’ to the protracted […]

Will there be another referendum over Brexit?

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

Hanif Ghafari Brexit continues to be an implicit term in the Britain’s political equations. Complicating the process of the British withdrawal from the European Union is a joint measure taken by the British government and European authorities. At the same time, the British government, with its widespread negative propaganda against the Brexit, is seeking to […]

Friendly and peaceful relation is need of Pakistan and Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

Zain Ullah Khattak Pakistan and Afghanistan share a common boarder Durand line of 2430 kilometer bifurcating Pakhtun tribes. This border was determined between Pakistan and Afghanistan in 1893 through agreement between Afghanistan’s Emir Abdul Rehman Khan and British Government of India. After Independence of Pakistan in 1947 the Durand Line has become disputed between the […]

Editorial

Pak-US relations warming

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

After moving on the downward trajectory for the past few years, Pak-US relations are now showing signs of warming. It went down to the lowest level when President Donald Trump accused Pakistani leadership for telling lies and deceiving the United State despite receiving billions of dollars in economic and security assistance. The diplomatic inertia of […]

Good initiative

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

         According a news item published in a Urdu daily newspaper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government  is deliberating on a proposal to build its own transmission and distribution system for electricity supply to ensure availability of inexpensive hydel power to domestic, commercial and industrial consumers. The efficacy of local power distribution system for the […]

Bold decision

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2018

A top story in a leading English daily news paper says that Federal government has started sending tax notices to big landlords including politicians as it has come to know that three out of four persons who declared agriculture as source of income actually did not pay agriculture tax in their respective provinces. The return […]

External balance

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

Modest increase in exports and gradual decline in imports have not shown signs of improvement in the external balance. The World Bank has cancelled a $ 250 million emergency relief loan for Pakistan after both sides could not converge on new macroeconomic framework due to deteriorating external sector condition. The loan was aimed at strengthening […]

Fighting unemployment

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

Unemployment and poverty are interlinked. It is the high percentage of unemployment caused by lopsided development policies, rampant corruption of the political elite and top bureaucrats that over 800 million people are living below the poverty line and 1200 million people are confronted with the problem food insecurity. None of the economies in the world […]

Revenue shortfall

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

After dealing with the external sector deficit, the government’s attention is now being drawn to growing shortfall in tax revenue collection which is beginning to bite. In the first five months of the fiscal year, a shortfall of approximately Rs.102 billion has been recorded in revenue collection, and this week officials of Federal Board of […]

Letters to Editor

Mind of a suicide bomber?

By The Frontier Post | November 28, 2018

Fresh wave of suicide bombings (Karachi, Orakzai) under-scores need for understanding mind of a suicide bomber. `Motivation, opportunity and capacity’ are sine qua non of any act good or evil. True, a US-House-of-Representative resolution dated February 18, 2012 and Delhi-based `Free Balochistan Office (working since 23 June 2018) supports Baloch unrest. Yet, motivation for killing […]

Myths about Breast Cancer

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

October is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month across the globe. Unfortunately, in our society there are lots of superstitions about this disease which are aiding in increased death ratio. Since, breast cancer is the only type of cancer which can be easily detected at early stage; there is dire need of increased awareness to […]

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 […]

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