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PM forms committee for inquiry against SSGCL, SNGPL MDs over gas shortfall

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday ordered constitution of a fact-finding committee for an inquiry against managing directors (MDs) of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) over prevailing gas shortfall in the country. The SSGCL announced late Tuesday it was discontinuing gas supply to CNG […]

No need to lecture us on religious freedom, FO tells US officials

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office on Wednesday summoned senior US officials and lodged a strong after Washington added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries violating religious freedom. According to diplomatic sources, while recording strong protest and handed over documents to the US officials. The documents stated that all minorities have religious freedom in Pakistan under […]

Govt, opposition trade barbs over Saad’s arrest, NAB during NA session

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition traded barbs over the arrest of Khawaja Saad Rafique and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during a heated National Assembly session on Wednesday. Speaking on the floor, former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said party members are ready if NAB is going […]

Pak-China drills to strengthen friendship: COAS

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday witnessed the ongoing Pak-China International Air Exercise Shaheen-VII at an operational air base of Pakistan Air Force. In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force […]

President, Saudi Arabian king discuss bilateral economic relations

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report RIYADH: President Dr Arif Alvi held a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh on Wednesday. They discussed matters of mutual interest, including trade, investment and economic relations. Acting Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia Zeeshan Ahmed and Pakistan’s Counsel General in Jeddah were also present during the meeting. […]

Govt devised strategy to make next IMF program last: Asad Umar

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Wednesday said that their government has devised strategy to make the next International Monetary Fund (IMF) program last for the country. Asad Umar, in his interview to British news channel, said that when their party came into power, tough economic challenges were ahead for the government and […]

Global

Muslim scholar removed from Interpol’s wanted list

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

DOHA (AA): Interpol has removed Yousef al-Qaradawi, head of the Doha-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, from its “wanted” list. A source from al-Qaradawi’s office confirmed receiving an official notification from the Interpol of lifting the scholar’s name from the list, describing the motion as a “positive step”. Interpol removed “red notice” for al-Qaradawi on […]

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France: Shooting near Christmas market leaves 4 dead

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

PARIS (AA): At least four people were killed and 11 others injured Tuesday when a gunman opened fire in the French city of Strasbourg, according to local authorities. The incident took place close to the historic Christmas market in Place Kleber square. The prefect of France’s Bas-Rhin region announced that the attacker had been identified […]

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Turkey to launch op. east of Euphrates, Syria soon

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

ANKARA (AA): A Turkish operation against separatist terrorism in Syria, east of the Euphrates River, is imminent, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “We expressed that we will launch an operation east of the Euphrates within a matter of days to save it from a separatist terrorist organization,” said Erdogan, referring to the terrorist […]

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Saudis will not get pass on Khashoggi: US envoy to UN

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AA): Saudi Arabia will not receive a pass for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Wednesday. “I think we need to have a serious hard talk with the Saudis to let them know we won’t condone this, we won’t give you a pass, and don’t do this […]

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UK PM May defiant in face of leadership challenge over Brexit

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

LONDON (AFP): British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight “with everything I’ve got” an attempt on Wednesday by her own Conservative party to remove her from office over her unpopular Brexit deal. May faces a vote of no confidence on Wednesday evening sparked by MPs from the anti-EU wing of her Conservative party, plunging […]

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Thousands flee bombs and hunger in eastern Syria

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

AL-HOL, SYRIA (AFP): Faraj was born in the pouring rain on a nondescript stretch of desert road in eastern Syria as his family fled escalating fighting over the Islamic State group’s last bastion. His family was part of a group of around 200 civilians who managed to escape from a pocket of territory in Deir […]

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Pakistan

Murad Saeed claims seven PML-N leaders asked him for NRO

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Communications Murad Saeed claimed that seven opposition members, belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), approached him for relief in accountability cases. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly on Wednesday, MNA Murad Saeed said, “Seven of their [PML-N] members asked me for an NRO (a […]

Pakistan Navy inducts ATR aircraft & Sea King helicopters in fleet

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Navy has inducted its 1st upgraded ATR aircraft and Sea king Helicopters in its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational capability. An induction ceremony was held at PNS MEHRAN in Karachi Wednesday with Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbassi as Chief Guest. The ATR aircraft widely […]

PTI blasts Mayor Akhtar over his legal notice to Khurram Sherzaman

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Sindh Assembly member Khurram Sherzaman has received a legal notice from Mayor Wasim Akhtar over his statement over the anti-encroachment operation in Karachi. A PTI spokesperson in party’s reaction over the matter on Wednesday said that if Wasim Akhtar considers himself a public representative, he should remain open for […]

Two members of MQM South Africa network remanded for six days

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: A local court on Wednesday remanded two members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) South Africa network for six days. As per details, police presented the arrested members of MQM-South Africa network, Mustaqeem and Muqeem in city’s local court, here today for remand.. The court on police’s plea, approved six days physical remand […]

KCCI demands immediate restoration of gas supply to CNG stations

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karachi has appealed the government for immediate restoration of gas supply to CNG stations on Wednesday. Addressing a presser, Junaid Makda, the President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) said, disruption of gas supply to the CNG stations is creating hindrances for the common people […]

Anti-state activities not to be tolerated at any cost: Shehryar Afridi

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi on Wednesday said that anti-state activities not to be tolerated at any cost and added that he will embrace Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen, if he surrenders and enters national mainstream. Addressing the International Students Convention in the federal capital, Shehryar Afridi said that […]

Afghanistan

Afghan forces abandon district after Taliban pressure

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

HERAT (Reuters): Afghan forces abandoned a remote district in the west of the country, leaving the area to Taliban insurgents after the government failed to resupply dozens of troops stationed there, provincial officials said on Wednesday. Local officials said the Shebkoh district of Farah province, bordering Iran, has been under Taliban siege for months, making […]

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Netherlands backs Afghan-led peace process

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Dutch Minister of Defense Anna Theodora Bernardina has offered her country’s support to the Afghanistan peace process, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday. The Netherlands minister made the assurance during a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani, a statement from the palace said. It said both the sides discussed the security […]

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U.S. envoy for Afghan peace met with Turkmenistan’s foreign minister

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

KABUL (Khamma Press): The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad met with the foreign minister of Turkmenistan as part of regional trip aimed at reviving Afghan peace talks. Ambassador Khalilzad has shared a brief statement in his official Twitter account regarding his recent trips to Russia, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan regarding Afghan peace. […]

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Army helicopter crash lands in Faryab; no casualties

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

FARYAB (TOLONews): An Afghan National Army helicopter made an emergency landing and caught fire in a village in Faryab province on Wednesday evening, the provincial governor Naqibullah Fayiq said. The incident took place in Sar-e-Hawz village in Pashtun Kot district in Faryab when the helicopter wanted to take off but caught fire due to technical […]

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NPC approves 19 contracts having a total value of 11.9 billion Afghanis

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

KABUL (Khamma Press): The National Procurement Commission (NPC) has approved 19 new contracts having a combined value of around 11.9 billion Afghanis. The Office of the Chief of Staff of the President in a statement said the 173rd meeting of the National Procurement Commission was chaired by Chief Executive Abdullah during which 19 contracts were […]

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43 militants killed in military drill

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

KABUL (Web Desk): The Afghan security forces have killed at least 43 insurgents and wounded 25 others in fresh military crackdowns conducted across the country within past 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. Ministry of Defense in a statement said that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and Afghan Air Force (AAF) conducted raids in […]

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Business

Sale of iPhones continue in China despite ban

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

BEIJING (AFP): Apple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive. According to US chipmaker Qualcomm, which requested the ban, the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court ordered four Apple subsidiaries […]

Gold prices hit five-month high

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

BENGALURU (Reuters):Gold held near a five-month peak on Monday as a slide in global shares pushed investors to seek shelter in bullion, while waning expectations of US interest rate hikes next year also underpinned the metal’s appeal. Spot gold inched down 0.1 per cent to $1,246.58 per ounce, as of 1238GMT, having touched $1,250.55, a […]

Iran’s oil sales up despite US sanctions: Rouhani

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

TEHRAN (AA): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the country’s oil sales have increased in November despite U.S. sanctions. “Iran’s oil sales are in good condition despite U.S. efforts to chock off the country’s oil revenues,” said in statements carried by the semi-official Mehr news agency. “Iran’s oil exports have fared much better after Nov. […]

Hyundai Motor’s 2 R&D VC offer to resign: sources

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

SEOUL (Reuters): Hyundai Motor Group’s two vice chairmen in charge of research and development (R&D) have offered to resign, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. R&D president Albert Biermann is likely to be named the new head of the division, two of them added, declining to be named as they are […]

Automakers rise on report of China moving to cut US car tariffs

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Automakers’shares rose on Tuesday following a report that China could move to cut tariffs on American-made cars, a step which was forecast by US President Donald Trump after a meeting with China’s president in Argentina. China is moving to cut import tariffs on American-made cars to 15 percent from the current 40 […]

European stocks, pound rebound

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: European stock markets and the pound rebounded Tuesday, as British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to rescue the UK’s Brexit deal. British unemployment data supported a recovery in the pound “as it looks to recoup recent losses which saw the currency yesterday fall to its lowest level against the dollar in 20 […]

Sports

Hockey World Cup: England beat Argentina 3-2 to reach semi-finals

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

BHUBANESWAR (Agencies): England reached the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup in India with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Argentina. Gonzalo Peillat gave Argentina the lead from a penalty corner before Barry Middleton fired in to equalise. The influential Middleton then provided the aerial ball to set up Will Calnan put England in front. Peillat […]

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Agha Salman leads Lahore Region Blues to a victory in National T20 Cup

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

MULTAN (APP): Young Salman Ali Agha scored 38 runs to help Lahore Region Blues to pull off a convincing five-wicket victory over Rawalpindi Region in their match of the National T20 Cup at Multan Stadium on Wednesday. With striking four boundaries during his knock, Agha made sure that Lahore were well balanced on the day. […]

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Ashfaq Hussain Shah elected new president of PFF

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah was elected as the new president of Pakistan Football Federation, outvoting Anwar ul Haq Qureshi by a clear margin of 17 to 3 votes in Pakistan Football Federation’s elections held at the Supreme Court building. The elections, which FIFA has already refused to accept, were held on Wednesday […]

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ICC boss ‘confident’ of corruption-free World Cup

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

NEW DELHI (Agencies): The head of cricket’s world body said Wednesday he is confident of a corruption-free 2019 World Cup as the sport works overtime to disrupt criminals who attempt to fix matches. David Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, also called on national governments to do more to tackle match fixing, which […]

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Pakistan cricket team to leave for South Africa tour tonight

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan cricket team will depart for South Africa tonight. According to sources, leg-spinner Yasir Shah will join the team on December 20 due to personal reasons. Sarfraz Ahmad will lead the side, which opens the tour with the first Test at Centurion from December 26. The second Test will be played […]

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Salah fires Liverpool into Champions League last 16

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

LIVERPOOL (Agencies): Mohamed Salah’s delightful first-half strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli that sent them into the Champions League’s last 16 and the Italian side crashing out at a tension-filled Anfield on Tuesday. Liverpool knew that a 1-0 win, or a victory by two goals or more, would be enough to seal a […]

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Fashion & Movies

Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ earns Rs 600 crore worldwide

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth’s 2.0 is having a dream run at the box office and is going strong in its second week too. The film has collected an estimated Rs 600 crore worldwide, according to a report in India Today. The sci-fi movie overtook Salman Khan’s Sultan with an all Indian gross […]

Mahesh Bhatt breaks silence over Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt relations

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt recently spoke about the relationship between his daughter Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor and said that he “is a great guy for her”. In an interview to The Telegraph, the filmmaker said, “Well, of course they’re in love. You don’t need to be a genius to get that!” […]

Shahid Kapoor rubbishes rumors of being diagnosed with cancer

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has dismissed rumors regarding his ailment by taking to the social media platform Twitter. Reports about Shahid Kapoor’s cancer ailment spread like wild fire upsetting his fans waiting anxiously for his next movie The “chocolate boy” of Bollywood finally gave a heads up to his fans on his […]

Rani Mukerji to play a cop again in Mardaani 2

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With a career span of more than 20 years to her credit, Rani Mukerji is one of the top female stars that Indian cinema has witnessed. Playing all kinds of roles right from the ‘90s, the actress has always challenged herself with every film and gave a new experience to the cinemagoers […]

Mexico’s Vanessa Poncede Leon crowns Miss World 2018

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk SANYA: Vanessa Ponce de Leon made history on Saturday to become the first Miss Mexico to be crowned Miss World. The 2018 pageant took place in the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China. The 26-year-old winner beat 117 other contestants, including runner up Miss Thailand Nicolene Limsnukan, Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo, who placed […]

Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma to reunite in SLB’s next movie

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan is one of the biggest stars of Bollywood and Anushka Sharma on the other hand is known for her effortless acting skills. This duo mesmerized the audience with their chemistry in Sultan in 2016 and now looks like they are set to reunite on the big screen. If reports of […]

Science & Technology

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 […]

Samsung to launch its Galaxy A8s today

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Samsung Galaxy A8s will launch today as it was already scheduled. Fans will be able to watch the live streaming of the Samsung Galaxy A8s by South Korean consumer electronics giant. It will be the first smartphone that will sport an Infinity-O Display. On Sunday, Samsung just revealed on its Weibo page […]

Facebook fined $11.3 million by Italy for selling users data

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

ROME (AFP): Italy’s competition authority has fined Facebook 10 million euros ($11.3 million) for selling users’ data without informing them and “aggressively” discouraging users from trying to limit how the company shares their data. Facebook “misleadingly gets people to sign up… without informing them in an immediate and adequate way of how the data they […]

China launches rover to far side of moon

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

BEIJING (AFP): China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing´s ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe mission — named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology — launched on a Long March 3B […]

Health

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. […]

African swine fever cases reported in China

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2018

BEIJING (Xinhua): China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in the northern province of Shaanxi and southern province of Guizhou, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Monday. On a farm in Shenmu City, a county-level city of Shaanxi, 19 pigs were confirmed infected with the viral disease and all were dead, […]

Admin to include female health workers in polio drive

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report BAJAUR: The local administration and health department in Bajaur tribal district have decided to include female health workers in the upcoming anti-polio drive scheduled to be launched from Monday. The decision was made during a meeting of senior officials of the local administration and health department held here at the district headquarters hospital […]

Rwanda vows to end HIV epidemic

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

KIGALI (Xinhua): Rwanda is committed to achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target that helps end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Rwandan minister of health Diane Gashumba said here on Friday. Rwanda has strengthened efforts to contain the deadly virus by launching a nationwide awareness and prevention campaign aimed at stemming new HIV infections in the country, Gashumba said […]

10 diet foods probably making you fat

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: In times of fad diets, there are numerous diet foods trending not just on social media, but even in nearby supermarket. With rising incidence of obesity and overweight people, the demand for such diet foods has also increased tremendously in the past few years. However, while these diet foods claim to be […]

Travel

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 […]

Investments needed to draw more tourists

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2018

DJIBOUTI (AA): Tourism only contributes 3 percent of GDP in the small Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, and more investment is needed to boost this figure, Djibouti’s top tourism official told reporters on Thursday. Although Djibouti has a lot to offer tourists, with its sandy beaches, pristine coral reefs, and cultural and historical attractions, […]

Articles

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 […]

Far-right movements and the trajectory of neoliberal economies

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

Ahmet Akyildiz The external debt level of emerging economies has reached its highest level in history and according to global consulting giant McKinsey, the increase in the external debt burden of emerging markets, especially in South America and Asia, is a precursor of a global economic bubble. As the trade war starts to trigger inflation, […]

Anti-Hamas resolution at UN is a way to erase all Palestinian resistance

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

Fadil Kassab The Trump administration’s attempt to condemn Hamas and Islamic Jihad at the UN would mean Israel’s blank cheque from the US could be underwritten by a UN resolution. The Trump administration carries on with its trademark reckless approach towards issues of high sensitivity and deep import worldwide. Nikki Haley, outgoing US Ambassador to […]

Thank God! There is democracy

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2018

Melih Altinok In recent times, the experiences from the Arab Spring have proven that any governments formed with the encouragement of street riots and violence can never become an alternative for the brutal authoritarian regimes they replace. Just look at what happened in Iraq, Libya and currently in Syria. The Syrian people, for example, first […]

Editorial

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 […]

PM’s candid viewpoint

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

The Prime Minister Imran Khan in his interview to the Washington Post made it clear that Pakistan wants cordial relation with United States but with dignity and honour and safe guarding the national interest. He expressed his desire to have proper relation ship with US akin to Islamabad ties with Beijing rater than where Pakistan […]

Dams’ construction strategy

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

The Supreme Court ordered the federal government on Thursday to furnish a comprehensive set-by-step implementation strategy for the construction of Diyamer Basha and Mohamand dams in the country. A four member Supreme Court implementation bench headed by the Chief Justice Mian Saqiib Nisar asked the Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan to get instructions from the […]

Ex-KP CM versus Biodiversity

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2018

EX CM Pervaiz Khattak is still bent upon handing over the Botanical Garden and Center of Excellence at Azakhel for the construction of a private university campus. Peshawar High Court had already granted stay in this matter. A contempt of court application was filed by Wasimuddin Khattak Advocate on behalf of Peshawar University Teachers Association. […]

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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