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Prime Minister Imran Khan promises sweeping reforms in inaugural address

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged that his government would cut spending and launch austerity measures that affect the welfare of the nation. In his inaugural address to the nation on Sunday, Prime Minister Khan thanked his supporters and workers for standing by him during his political struggle. “First of all, I would […]

Jam Kamal sworn in as Chief Minister Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Jam Kamal Sunday took oath as the 16th chief minister of the province. Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to the BAP chief. The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Speaker Balochistan Assembly Mir Abdul Qaddus Bizenjo, Deputy Speaker BA Sardar Babar Musa Khel, Caretaker Chief Minister […]

New 10-member Sindh cabinet takes oath

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The new Sindh cabinet was sworn in on Sunday, with eight ministers and two advisers taking oath in the first phase of the cabinet formation. The oath-taking ceremony, held at Governor House, saw some veterans return alongside the addition of fresh faces. Acting Governor Agha Siraj Durrani administered oath to the ministers. […]

PTI’s Usman Buzdar becomes new Punjab chief minister

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Usman Buzdar, who’s nomination by Imran Khan has been criticized widely, was elected as Punjab Chief Minister after securing 186 votes against his rival PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz who could obtain support of 159 MPAs. The Punjab Assembly session began Sunday amid ruckus by the lawmakers of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz who gathered […]

PPP nominates Aitzaz Ahsan as its presidential candidate: sources

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party has nominated Aitzaz Ahsan as its presidential candidate, sources said Sunday. The party chairperson and co-chairperson, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari, nominated Ahsan from the president’s slot. A day earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan nominated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Arif Alvi for the same slot. The Election Commission of […]

NAB summons Shehbaz in Ashiana housing, PPDC, clean water cases

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has summoned former chief minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, on Monday. According to NAB sources, Shehbaz has been called for an enquiry in corruption cases of Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scheme, Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC) and clean water. Shehbaz has been asked to appear before NAB at 11am in […]

Global

Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

BAGHDAD (Reuters): In the middle of Baghdad’s busy commercial neighborhood of Karrada, where most retail outlets sell home appliances, shoppers can now also buy handguns and semi-automatic rifles legally for the first time in decades. After the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003, illegal weapons trade flourished across the country. Looted guns from ransacked police […]

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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

MECCA, SAUDIA ARABIA (AFP): More than two million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the […]

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Iran says U.S. ‘action group’ will fail to overthrow Iranian state

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail. He was speaking on the 65th anniversary of a U.S.-backed coup that overthrew a democratically elected Iranian prime minister, an occasion when anti-American […]

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

LOMBOK (AFP): A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people. The quake was centred west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres […]

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Kerala floods: many thousands await rescue as downpour continues

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

KOCHI (AFP): More than 350 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala in the worst flooding in nearly a century, with heavy rain predicted to continue for at least the next two days. “Since 29 May, when the monsoon starts in Kerala, a total of 357 people have lost their lives until […]

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annon dies at 80

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk GENEVA: Former Secretary General of United States, Kofi Annon has passed away at the age of 80. Kofi Annon, who also won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, his foundation issued a statement and it stated that it is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce […]

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Pakistan

Presidential elections: PPP approaches PML-N, requests support of Aitzaz Ahsan

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led by Syed Khursheed Shah called on former speaker National Assembly (NA) Ayaz Sadiq and requested support of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) for PPP’s nominee for president Aitzaz Ahsan. As per details garnered, PPP had also announced to support Shehbaz Sharif for the slot […]

DSP suspended after youth seen driving his police vehicle

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: DSP Mauripur Asghar Masood was suspended from duty after a group of young boys were found to be driving a police mobile, which turned out to be his. Police authorities took notice after a video went viral of three under-age boys driving the vehicle in Bahadurabad early morning for breakfast at an […]

Hamza demands commission to probe into ‘election rigging’

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: After losing the battle of chief minster-ship of Punjab, on Sunday, PML-N candidate Hamza Shehbaz lambasted on the alleged rigging in election results. “Today, I say this, with immense grief, that this mandate is contaminated with rigging,” it is not people’s real mandate, he lamented. During his address in the Punjab Assembly, […]

Murad orders crackdown against street criminals, drug mafia, beggars’ racket

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his first meeting at the CM House on Sunday after assuming the office has directed the inspector general of the Sindh Police to launch a crackdown against street criminals, drug mafia and beggars racket. “Street crimes should not only be controlled but eliminated,” he […]

The journey of change has begun: president-elect Dr Arif Alvi

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Imran Khan has been elected prime minister and the journey of change has begun, said president-elect Dr Arif Alvi. Speaking to the media in Karachi on Sunday, he said the promises made by the PTI will be realized in Imran Khan’s speech tonight. He said he is thankful to the PTI members, […]

Polish travel blogger to initiate ‘Interactive Travel Show’ for Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

Tariq Ullah Wardak ISLAMABAD: Eva Zu-Beck, a Polish travel blogger has announced to launch the world first interactive travel show to express her love for Pakistan. She announced this while talking to media representative at National Press Club Islamabad on Saturday.  She announced her plan to launch world first interactive travel show combining social media, […]

Afghanistan

No ceasefire unless ‘other side’ agrees to one: CEO

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): Addressing a select group of people on Sunday evening at Darulaman Palace in Kabul to mark Independence Day CEO Abdullah Abdullah essentially said there would be no unilateral ceasefire this Eid. However he stated that if the insurgents were to respect a ceasefire, one could be announced but without the “other sides” cooperation […]

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Nangarhar Governor Lays Wreath On King’s Tomb

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

JALALABAD (TOLONews): Nangarhar government Hayatullah Hayat placed a wreath on the tomb of King Amanullah Khan on Sunday at a ceremony to commemorate the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence. The late king has always been credited with the signing of a treaty with the British Empire in 1919, proclaiming full independence and the creation of […]

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Afghanistan Celebrates Independence Day

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): Today, Sunday, August 19, thousands of Afghans around the country will celebrate the 99th anniversary of Independence Day. Official ceremonies will take place in various parts of the country and thousands of families and friends will spend the day together to mark the event. In addition, a new flag, the biggest in the […]

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New ceasefire strategy ready, says president

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that consultations with different social groups has been concluded and action plan for upcoming ceasefire being prepared, according to a statement from Presidential Palace on Sunday. The president expressed the view during a meeting with representatives of political parties, civil society organisations groups, youth and women activists here. Ahmad Shah Zadran, on […]

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Faryab’s Bulcheragh district falls to Taliban

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): Faryab’s Bulcheragh district fell to the Taliban on Saturday night and the whereabout of 100 Afghan security forces is still not clear, a source confirmed on Sunday. According to the source the security force members might have surrendered to the Taliban. Sources also said that Gerziwan district of Faryab is also on the […]

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Afghan president: Taliban trying to show strength

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said on Friday the Taliban staged the deadly assault on Ghazni city last week in a bid to enter peace talks with a position of strength. “What was this bloodshed for, this was to enter negotiation with a position of strength,” he said, during a rare visit to […]

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Business

Businessmen raise funds for Dams

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: As the fund dedicated for the construction of Diamer Basha and Mohmand dams has received a lukewarm response from across the country, the Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) managed to held an Independence Day music concert to raise funds for the construction of theDiamer Basha and Mohmand Dams. PIAF chairman […]

Greece still faces daunting financial challenges

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

ATHENS (Reuters): Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on Aug. 20 and hopes to be able to borrow again in international markets after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank the economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity measures. The crisis has proven deeply traumatic for Greeks who had […]

Uber’s center eyes to improve safety of cash transactions

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

BRASILIA (Agencies): Ride-hailing Company Uber Technologies Inc plans to open a 250 million-reais ($64-million) center in Brazil that will research technology to make it safer for its drivers to accept cash, a key payment method in its rapid expansion in Latin America, the company said Friday. Uber’s Safety Product Director Sachin Kansal said in an […]

Russian oil industry would weather US ‘bill from hell’

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters): Stiff new US sanctions against Russia would only have a limited impact on its oil industry because it has drastically reduced its reliance on Western funding and foreign partnerships and is lessening its dependence on imported technology. Western sanctions imposed in 2014 over Russia’s annexation of Crimea have already made it extremely hard […]

Weekly inflation dips 0.41 per cent

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on August 16 for the combined income group decreased by 0.41% as compared to the previous week. The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 228.60 points against 229.55 points registered in the previous week, […]

BOP’s profit financial results for 1st half of year 2018 announced

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: A meeting of the Board of Directors of The Bank of Punjab was held on Friday to consider and approve un-audited Financial Statements of the Bank for the half year ended June 30, 2018. The landmark achievement of discharging Letters of Comfort (LOCs) issued by Government of Punjab as on December 31, […]

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Sports

Sergio Aguero scores hat trick as Manchester City hit Huddersfield for six

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

MANCHESTER (Agencies): Sergio Aguero scored his 13th hat trick for Manchester City as the Premier League champions brushed Huddersfield aside in a 6-1 win at the Etihad Stadium. City swarmed around the Huddersfield area in the opening moments, Aguero having a shot blocked and the visitors’ Steve Mounie miscuing a clearance onto the top of […]

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Asian Games football: Pakistan bag first victory after 44 years

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan football team won their first Asian Games match after nearly 44 years as they defeated Nepal 2-1 in their last group D match in Bekasi, Indonesia on Sunday. The team made things impossible for themselves in an already dreary record at first when they scored an own-goal in the 12th minute, […]

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India 329 all out against England in 3rd Test

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): India were bowled out for 329 after losing the toss on the second day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Sunday. After resuming on their overnight 307 for six, India lost their last four wickets for 22 runs in 19 balls. James Anderson wrapped up the innings with two […]

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Mitchell Johnson announces retirement from all forms of cricket

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

SYDNEY (Agencies): Australia left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 36-year-old, who went on to play in T20 tournaments across the globe after quitting international cricket in November 2015, last played in this year’s IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders. “It’s over. I’ve bowled my final ball. Taken my final […]

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Ronaldo to make Serie A debut for Juventus

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

MILAN (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo will make his much-anticipated Serie A debut for Juventus who open their campaign for an eighth straight Italian league title on Saturday against a sombre backdrop of a country in mourning following the Genoa bridge disaster. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was the star signing of the summer season arriving amid […]

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England recall Stokes for third Test against India

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): England have recalled Ben Stokes to their starting XI for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge just 72 hours after he was cleared in a trial for affray, captain Joe Root announced Friday. All-rounder Stokes had been added to England’s 13-man squad on Tuesday after being acquitted at Bristol Crown Court […]

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Fashion

‘Gold’ and ‘Satyameva Jayate’ receives good response at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Independence Day saw two releases this year. One was Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy’s Gold and the other was John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate. Gold earned Rs 25.25 crores on its first day while Satyameva Jayate roped in Rs 20.52 crores. Both the films impressed with their collections on the first day as […]

Anurag Basu refute rumors regarding cast of ‘Life in a Metro’s sequel’

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: There is a lot speculation about Anurag Basu’s next film, the sequel of 2007 hit, Life In A Metro. From Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan to Arjun Kapoor a lot of actors and actresses have apparently been approached for the film. Recently, a few more names were added to the list, […]

Scarlett Johansson tops highest-paid actresses list

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Scarlett Johansson’s role as Marvel superhero Black Widow catapulted her to the top of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid actresses on Thursday, landing her ahead of Angelina Jolie. Johansson, 33, took in $40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the […]

Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Gold’ has a good start at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: It seems that the golden phase for Akshay Kumar at the box-office isn’t stopping anytime soon. Barring Padman, every film of the superstar has crossed the 100 crore mark at the box-office since 2016. And the way Gold has opened its account at the box-office, we can definitely be sure that it […]

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will ban cell phones at their Italy wedding

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With each passing day, we are getting new info on Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s soon to happen wedding. The couple is all set to tie the knot at Lake Como in Italy and they seem to be really excited for their big day. It was recently when Filmfare officially told you […]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remembered

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Legendary qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was remembered on his 21st death anniversary across the country. The king of qawwali died at the age of 48 on August 16, 1997 leaving a legacy of over 125 albums. Nusrat was born on October 13, 1948 in Faisalabad and hailed from a family […]

Technology

Huawei to launch window for Mate 20 series

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Huawei has announced that its Kirin 980 chipset will power the Mate 20 series of flagship phablets. The processor will be the first commercially available 7nm smartphone chipset as well. “According to Mr. Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei CBG [consumer business group – ed], Huawei will unveil the Kirin 980 at IFA, which will be the […]

Motorola phone ‘brazen copy’ of iPhone X

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Smartphone brand Motorola has been criticised for revealing a “shameless” copy of the iPhone X as its new model. Many phone-makers have copied the look of the iPhone X, which has a smaller bezel around the screen and a “notch” at the top that houses a camera. However, reviewers said the new […]

Objectionable content: PTA demands to ban Twitter in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Twitter might be banned in Pakistan as Government couldn’t force twitter to work in the constitutional realm of legitimate free speech. PTA asked to ban Twitter in Pakistan as it doesn’t respond to Government’s Demands. Ban Twitter in Pakistan for Not Responding to Government Demands On Cabinet Secretariat, PTA informed Standing Com­mittee […]

Pak’s satellites PRSS- 1, PakTES-1A become fully operational

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: After the successful tests in the orbit, Pakistan’s first Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) and Pakistan’s indigenous Technology Evaluation Satellite (PakTES-1A) beca-me fully operational on Tues-day. The control of PRSS-1 Satellite was successfully transferred to Ground Control Stations in Pakistan, a statement issued by the Planning Commission here said. The satellites were successfully […]

Android devices are at risk of attacks

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: With hacking incidents happening more frequently, the last thing you want to hear is that your phone is not secure. According to a report by Security firm Kryptowire, Android’s open operating system may be open to vulnerabilities. The security firm ran tests on 10 devices running the Android OS and found that […]

Samsung launches gaming-friendly Note-9

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 “phablet” in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and revive flagging sales. The focus on gamer-friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung’s previous positioning of the Note as a productivity-boosting device, and […]

Health

Healthy diet could lower risk of multiple sclerosis

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Eating a healthful diet that is rich in vegetables, fish, legumes, eggs, and poultry is tied to a lower risk of multiple sclerosis, a long-term disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve in the eyes. How can a healthful diet lower your risk of MS? This was the […]

Gastro suffering patients on the rise in Multan

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report MULTAN: Virus causing chicken pox and AIDS has been confirmed in patients of Multan. According to details, patients under treatment in Nishtar Hospital, Multan, have been diagnosed with fatal diseases like AIDS and chicken pox. 15 years old Humaira has been diagnosed with chicken pox, while virus of AIDS has been revealed in […]

PMA concerned over rise in Congo cases

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed its concern about the increasing cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever(CCHF) across Pakistan. These cases can go high as Eid-ul-Azha is almost around and people getting in contact with sacrificial animals will be at risk. PMA Secretary General Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad in his statement said while purchasing […]

Turnips healthful in maintaining good health

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: The turnip is a vegetable with a creamy white color and a purple top, where it has been exposed to the sun. It is a cruciferous vegetable. A popular staple in the European diet since prehistoric times, the turnip is often grouped in with root vegetables like potatoes and beets, but […]

More dengue cases surface 

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Nineteen more dengue fever cases were detected across Karachi in a week, taking the reported cases toll to 669 in the city since 1st January 2018. According to the weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, at least 20 new dengue fever cases emerged throughout Sindh province […]

Estrogen could help protect women against Dementia

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago revealed some interesting research for women approaching menopause. New research has found a link between dementia and estrogen levels — the more estrogen a woman receives from pregnancy, for example, the less the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s. Additionally, there’s new evidence that hormone […]

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Travel

United to charge more for Economy seats

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: United Airlines will soon begin charging extra for seats toward the front of the economy cabin, Travel Weekly reported. The change comes with the introduction of new corporate perks for business clients. Preferred corporate clients as well as passengers United’s Mileage Plus Premier status will have access to booking the front economy […]

No Canadians: Air France unions want French CEO

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

PARIS (AFP): Trade unions at Air France called Thursday for the company to name a French chief executive amid reports that the board is set to nominate Canadian Ben Smith at the helm of the group. Nine out of ten unions issued a joint statement saying it was “inconceivable that the Air France company, French […]

Turkey’s tourism rises 30 percent on yearly basis

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Turkey’s tourism rose 30 percent on the yearly basis and the country could gain $32 billion foreign currency inflows by the end of the year, according to Turkey’s top tourism association. “If nothing serious or negative happens, we expect 40 million tourists by the end of 2018,” Firuz Baglikaya, head of Association […]

Ryanair pilots go on strike in 5 countries

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair’s pilots went on strike Friday in five countries to enforce improvements in pay and working conditions. The strike, which started at 03.01 am on Friday, will end at 02.59 am on Saturday, in Germany, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Cancellations of flights due to the strike are […]

Over 43m passengers chose Turkish Airlines in Jan-July

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkish Airlines carried 43.2 million passengers from January to July this year, the airline announced Thursday. According to a statement, the total number of passengers carried by the Turkey’s national flag carrier saw a 15.2-percent hike on a yearly basis, up from 37.5 million passengers in the the same period in 2017. […]

Turkish Airlines to take Bosnian pilgrims to Hajj

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk BELGRADE: Turkish Airlines (THY), Turkey’s flag-carrier air company, has become the designated airlines to take Bosnian Muslims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, the airlines said Wednesday. A first of group of 215 Bosnian pilgrims will set off for Medina on Thursday with nearly 1,500 more Bosnian pilgrims to follow in […]

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Article

National priorities for new Government

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

Parvez Jamil If pre-election pledges were not to become post-elections shocks, national priorities need to be pursued by the new Government in letter and spirit. What reposes public trust and confidence-building is when leaders deliver what they promise to the nation amid election fever and campaigning with commitments. Though NAB’s endeavor to inculcate character building […]

A sea and thousands of concerns

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Hanif Ghaffari The name of the “Caspian Sea” has been recently heard more than any other time! In the meantime, there are rumors, ambiguities and, of course, concerns that need to be described in the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea which was signed on August 12 in the port city of […]

Muslim body’s intention to set up Islamic courts sparks row in India

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

Shuriah Niazi The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has sparked a row by allegedly expressing its intention to set up Sharia Courts in the country. Sharia law or Islamic law is the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition. Sharia Courts run according to Islamic laws. The AIMPLB is the top non-government […]

Taliban overruns Ghazni city, Afghan and US officials clueless

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi Barely a week after the US officials reportedly held ‘secret talks’ with the Taliban in Qatar, the insurgent group has launched a series of coordinated attacks in multiple provinces across Afghanistan. According to media reports, more than 200 Afghan security personnel have been killed over the past four days in fighting with […]

War on terror and efforts of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

Bilal Abdul Ghani Acknowledgement, recognition, acceptance and appreciation is a patent formula of success and to achieve goals and targets anywhere in the world. If you are fighting a war and you have most advanced technological ammunition, weapons and strong team allies but you are not giving recognition and acceptance to your team then it […]

Taliban’s mini tet offensive in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

Haroun Mir The Taliban have skillfully surprised the Afghan government and NATO’s military commanders in Afghanistan by overrunning the city of Ghazni, a strategic population center on the main highway linking Kabul to the west and southwest of the country. This surprise attack, while Kabul and Washington were distracted by the prospect of another ceasefire […]

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Editorial

Holding Pakistan on a pedestal

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2018

It appears that Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is showing no leniency to the government of Pakistan to put in place an effective administrative and legal framework for curbing anti money laundering and strengthening the counter terrorism regime. The first review to monitor its compliance with counter terror financing and money laundering action plan has […]

A genuine demand

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

The last PML-N government kept the CPEC agreement wrapped in absolute secrecy and mystery and all along tried to evade the queries and concerns about the Nitti Gritty of this project by shallow verbosity and rhetoric. This remained a matter of great concern among all stake holders and people of the country. Now a strong […]

Inviting a trouble?

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

A famous saying goes, “Do not invite a trouble to trouble you.”US President Donald Trump’s trade war against China and slapping economic sanctions on Iran and Turkey reflect the same situation. The countries that have a large share in global economy are going to extend support to Turkey to relive the pressure created by the […]

Lending support to Turkey

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

Pakistan came in support of Turkey, which is embroiled in an intense dispute with the United States that has seen Lira tumble, saying solution to all bilateral issues lies in “dialogues of mutual understanding and goodwill.”Pakistan is in principle opposed to the imposition of “unilateral sanctions,” said a statement issued by Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson […]

Setting a good precedent

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2018

Setting the stage for a second democratic transition, 326 newly elected members of the 15th National Assembly took the oath in an unusual calm during the inaugural session. The opposition parties, which had earlier announced plans to lodge strong protests inside and outside parliament against alleged riggings in 2018 general elections from the platform of […]

Economy’s turnaround options

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2018

The PTI led next government will face tough challenges on the economic front because of mismanagement of the economy by two previous governments. Asad Umar, the law maker expected to get the most important job of bringing the faltering economy on its feet. Unlike the finance managers of PPP and PML-N governments, he is more […]

Letters to Editor

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 […]

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 […]

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