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Finance minister to present mini budget today

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar will present mini budget in national assembly today (Wednesday). According to reports, the PTI led government is expected to impose federal excise duty on mobile phone cards. Under the mini budget, income tax rate is expected to be increased on daily wage class of the country. However, […]

Corruption cases: LHC approves Shehbaz Sharif’s bail appeal for hearing

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has approved the Shehbaz Sharif’s bail plea in Ashiana Housing scandal and Ramzan Sugar Mills case, for hearing on Wednesday. According to local news channel report, a two-member bench of the LHC has accorded an approval to fix the hearing of a bail request of the detained […]

Federal cabinet to approve mini-budget today

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a special session of the federal cabinet to approve the mini-budget and export promotion package today (Wednesday). According to report, Finance Minister Asad Umar will brief the cabinet members on the mini-budget and export promotion package. After the cabinet meeting, the prime minister has also summoned […]

Mine blast kills security personnel in Mohmand

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report GHALABAI: A security personnel was martyred and another injured in a mine blast in Mohmand district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday. According to state radio report, the incident occurred when security forces were clearing mines in the area and suddenly a mine blasted in which one personnel was martyred and another was injured […]

Pilot martyred as jet crashes in Mastung

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report MASTUNG: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) pilot was martyred after his aircraft crashed in Mastung district of Balochistan during a routine training mission, on Wednesday. According to PAF statement, the F-7 PG aircraft, while on a routine operational training mission, crashed near Mastung. The pilot of the aircraft embraced martyrdom in this tragic […]

Court extends interim bail of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur in money laundering case

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A banking court has extended interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till February 6 in money laundering case, on Wednesday. According to details, Asif Ali Zardari and Farryal Talpur appeared before the court and they were present during the hearing of the money laundering scam. […]

Global

US aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peace

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP): Tens of thousands of Palestinians are no longer getting food aid or basic health services from America, U.S.-funded infrastructure projects have been halted, and an innovative peace-building program in Jerusalem is scaling back its activities. The Trump administration’s decision last year to cut more than $200 million in development aid to the Palestinians […]

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Arab Gulf states silent on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Giorgio Cafiero BEIJING: Unlike other cases of repression against Muslims around the world, such as Myanmar, the “cultural cleansing” taking place in China’s Xinjiang Province (known by separatists as East Turkestan) has not been officially condemned by the Gulf monarchies. This silence is mostly a result of their economic interdependence with China, which has prompted […]

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Woman claims luxury clothing store fired her for being Muslim

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Dean Balsamini NEW YORK: A New Jersey woman charges a luxe Manhattan men’s store forced her to use her “sexuality” to sell clothes, and then fired her because she’s Muslim, according to a federal lawsuit. Aiza Ejaz, 27, was hired in August 2017 to be operations manager for Arisoho on 471 West Broadway, which specializes […]

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Trump says I told Sanders not to hold press briefings

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has instructed White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders not to hold regular press briefings, claiming the media cover her unfairly. “The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the ‘podium’ much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of […]

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PM: Israel possesses ‘most advanced weapons in world’

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday threatened to deliver a “crushing” blow to all who might seek Israel’s destruction, according to an official statement. “Let our enemies know that Israel’s crushing fist will reach all those who seek our destruction,” Netanyahu said. He delivered the threat while visiting the headquarters of Israel […]

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Merkel reaffirms goal to create an European Union army

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: A new treaty signed between Germany and France on Tuesday would facilitate to a stronger Europe, and the creation of a European Union army, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Addressing the signing ceremony in Aachen, Merkel underlined their commitment to “a strong, viable and sovereign Europe” and stressed that new Franco-German treaty […]

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Pakistan

Khadija stabbing case: Top court upholds five years sentence for Shah Hussain

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has upheld the five-year sentence for Shah Hussain for trying to kill his classmate in Lahore three years ago. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa headed a three member bench and on Wednesday it heard Khadija Siddiqi’s petition challenging the acquittal of her fellow student, […]

Currency smuggling case: Court orders Ayyan Ali to appear for next hearing

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: A special Custom Court on Wednesday has showed displeasure over the absence of model Ayyan Ali from the trial proceedings of a currency smuggling case. According to report, the court has ordered Ayyan Ali to show up on the next hearing at any cost otherwise the process to declare her a proclaimed […]

Many hurdles in changing obsolete system: Naeem

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Naeemul Haq said on Tuesday that there were many hurdles in changing the decades old system, and during the last five months, change was brought about at personality level only. Addressing a press conference here, he added that tragic incident of Sahiwal, Model Town and killing of Naqeebullah […]

Pakistan, Iran share fraternal relations: Asad

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report Islamabad: Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardost called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Tuesday at Parliament House and discussed matters pertaining to bilateral relations and regional issues. Referring to warm relations between Iran and Pakistan, the Speaker remarked that both countries are intertwined by stronger multi-dimensional relations and underlined the need for renewed […]

Chinese Ambassador backs peace talks among USA, Taliban

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Extending his government’s patronage for restoration of peace and certainty in volatile Afghanistan, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Tuesday said his country supported the peace   process sponsored by Pakistan for establishment of lasting peace in Afghanistan. Yao Jing while speaking at a seminar regarding “Belt and Road Initiative and China […]

‘Fata reform package to be implemented within 6 months’

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan Tuesday said the a comprehensive reform package for bringing erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) at par with settled districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be implemented within the period of next six months. Replying to a calling attention notice moved by Senator Siraj-ul-Haq […]

Afghanistan

Kabul striving to create coordination in regional efforts for peace

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Secretary of High Peace Council (HPC) Muhammad Umar Daudzai would pay visit to China tomorrow, the HPC announced on Tuesday. Talking to reporters in Kabul, spokesman for HPC Syed Ihsan Tahiri said the visits of Daudzai to countries of the region were aimed at creating coordination among the initiatives of other countries […]

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US, Taliban representatives stretch Doha meeting to third day

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban on Tuesday (January 22) announced that their meeting with U.S. representatives in Doha, capital of Qatar would continue tomorrow (Wednesday). In a brief message available with Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said: “Meeting with U.S. representatives in Doha would continue for tomorrow.” The talks were started yesterday. […]

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OIC’s ambassador, Afghan Deputy FM discuss OIC-proposed university

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s ambassador to Kabul Huseyin Avni Botsali discussed matters relating to the organization with deputy foreign minister Idrees Zaman, a statement said on Tuesday. Ambassador Botsali outlined his mission’s achievements in Afghanistan over the last one year in his meeting with Zaman, the statement from the Afghan […]

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Protesting candidates call for removal of IEC officials

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: About 15 unsuccessful Wolesi Jirga candidates and hundreds of their supporters on Tuesday closed four gates to Kabul, seeking invalidation of votes cast during the parliamentary polls in the capital. The candidates, along with their 350 supporters, blocked the road with containers in Qala-i-Mirdad area of Shakar Dara district north of the […]

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Senior presidential official jailed

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A senior presidential official Sawabuddin Makhkash has been jailed after he was found guilty of violating the ethnic and religious equality by a court in Kabul. Makhkash, a senior official in the administrative office of the president and a former member of the electoral team of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, was convicted […]

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Paiwande Milli Party to support Haneef Atmar

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Paiwande Milli Party (Hezb-e-Paiwande Milli) led by Alhaj Syed Mansoor Naderi has announced all-out support to Mohammad Haneef Atmar in the upcoming presidential elections. The party in a statement said Hezb-e-Paiwande Millie and the party’s allied institutions which include various political, social, and cultural setups, announces its resolute support to ‘Peace […]

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Business

China’s economic growth slowest since 1990 amid trade war with US

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Lily Kuo in Beijing BEIJING: China’s economy grew 6.6% in 2018, its slowest pace in almost 30 years, confirming a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy that could threaten global growth. After years of breakneck expansion, official data on Monday confirmed that China’s growth in 2018 was the country’s slowest reported rate since 1990 […]

Top quotes from Prince William’s interview with Sir David Attenborough at Davos 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Ross Chainey DAVOS: Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has played an extraordinary role in connecting people to the wonders of the natural world over the course of his 60-year career. This week, he has been in Davos to receive a Crystal Award for his leadership in the fight against climate change and to take […]

Google fined over privacy breach

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk DAVOS: Google has been fined $57 million for violating Europe’s new data-privacy law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The fine marks the first time a U.S. tech company has faced sanctions under the updated regulation. Google failed to tell users how their information was collected and did not get user […]

The Marijuana billionaire who doesn’t smoke weed

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Jen Wieczner It’s just after 6, on a pitch-dark morning in December, and Brendan Kennedy is standing over the stove, wearing shorts and a vest, meditatively melting butter in a pancake pan. It will be nearly two hours before the sun cracks the Seattle sky, and Kennedy, toddler son in tow, already has the pensive […]

Azizi Developments staff ‘clean-up’ led to healthier company, says CEO

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Bernd Debusmann Azizi Developments CEO Farhad Azizi said that many staff were shifted to self-sustaining companies and departments within the larger Azizi Group umbrella Azizi said that the company expects “a good year” after sales figures fell in various locations in 2018. A period of “clean-up” in 2018 that saw Azizi Development’s staff numbers decline […]

Norway’s oil production falls by 2.1 percent in December

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

OSLO (Reuters): Norway’s oil production fell by 2.1 percent year-on-year in December and lagged the Petroleum Directorate’s forecast for the month by 2.5 percent amid technical problems at some offshore fields, the industry regulator said on Monday. December natural gas output fell by 2.5 percent year-on-year, lagging forecasts by 3.6 percent, it added. Norway recently […]

Sports

New Aurora of Winter Sports in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

From deep sea ports to fertile plains, from the scorching hot deserts to snow covered heaven touching peaks and rushing ice cold streams, Pakistan is a land of Wonders which offers this soul touching nature round the year. The captivating landscape and the overwhelming hospitality offered by its residents makes it a dream destination for […]

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West Ham fined 100,000 pounds

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): West Ham United have been fined 100,000 pounds ($130,000) by the English Football Association for the crowd disturbances that marred their 3-0 home defeat by Burnley in the Premier League last March. Supporters had invaded the pitch, with one brandishing the corner flag and another tussling with West Ham captain Mark Noble in […]

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Pak team given a heroic welcome

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Junior Squash team received a heroic welcome when they returned home on early Tuesday following their astounding show in the 19th Asian Junior Squash Team Championship at Pattaya, Thailand. After registering wins in all their pool matches, Pakistan team outclassed traditional rivals India 2-0 in the final to claim the gold […]

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Phehlukwayo’s all-rounder performance helps Proteas level the series

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

DURBAN (Agenies): An all-round performance from Andile Phehlukwayo took South Africa to a series-levelling victory the 2nd ODI against Pakistan of the five-match series at Durban. Phehlukwayo took four wickets for just 22 runs in 9.2 overs, while he scored precious 69 runs on off 80 deliveries. South Africa were pursuing a moderate target of […]

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Hasan Ali’s counterattacking fifty hauls Pakistan to 203

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

DURBAN (Agenies): Only a check of the schedule would tell you it’s an ODI, much less that it’s being played at Kingsmead. The first innings today took Pakistan back to the Test series, where the short ball was an unconquerable demon, and Duanne Olivier and Kagiso Rabada invincible tormentors. A series of dismissals when the […]

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Hockey no longer prevalent in Pakistan says Shahbaz senior

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Federal secretary Shahbaz senior says the future of the Pakistan hockey is uncertain. He stressed on revamping players’ selection procedure and the present coaching structure. Hockey las lost popularity among our youth in the last 15 years. “The youth prioritize cricket over hockey,” he said. Any game is unable to maintain […]

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Fashion & Movies

Akshay Kumar to do a horror-comedy movie after 12 years

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar’s 2007 release Bhool Bhulaiyaa was loved by the audience. It managed to make the audience laugh as much as it spooked them out. If we talk about the horror-comedy genre in recent times, Stree starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor is one film that gained a lot of appreciation last […]

Uri continues to rule the box-office

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Uri: The Surgical Strike hit the theatres on January 11 and since then the film has pumped up a lot of Josh in the audience. Vicky Kaushal’s power-packed performance in the film has been appreciated by the audience as well as the critics and not just him Yami Gautam and Mohit Raina’s […]

Farah Khan to introduce Manushi Chillar in movies

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Miss World 2017, Manushi Chillar won hearts when she was crowned two years back. The beauty queen has been turning heads wherever she goes. Manushi has attended several events in the past year and a half and she has been complimented for her sparkling smile and picture perfect features. Though Manushi has […]

Disha Patani and Aditya Roy Kapur likely to be seen together in Mohit Suri’s movie

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Both Disha Patani and Aditya Roy Kapur currently have some big projects in their kitty. While Disha is working in Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat, Aditya will be seen in Dharma Productions’ Kalank and in Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 along with  Alia Bhatt. It has been reported that Aditya and […]

Makers release first trailer of ‘Total Dhamaal’

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: One of this year’s most anticipated films ‘Total Dhamal’ is prepping up to release a surf of laughter and chuckles in theaters all around as the film finally unveiled its first trailer amplifying the hype. The third sequel to Bollywood’s most renowned Dhamaal series, the film returns with a mutli-cosmic cast with […]

Anil Kapoor completes 40 years in Bollywood

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anil Kapoor started his career in the movie business back in 1979 and ever since then he has only grown from strength to strength. Despite all the decades behind him, Anil Kapoor still manages to give the young stars a run for their money and we aren’t surprised. With so much talent […]

Science & Technology

The iPhone is reportedly going OLED-only in 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Brian Heater CALIFORNIA: Apple could drop LCDs from the iPhone line next year, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. That interesting — if not altogether surprising — revelation is buried in a piece about a Japan supplier’s struggles in the wake of disappointing iPhone XR sales. The news, which comes courtesy […]

The Dawn of a New Big Tech Regulatory Era?

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Shelly Palmer CALIFORNIA: At the ShellyPalmer Innovation Series Breakfast at CES 2018, I had a Socratic discussion about the influence of the big technology platforms and other emerging technologies on our lives and the need for responsible innovation with David Sapin, US Risk & Regulatory Leader, PwC. We also talked about the growing “techlash” buzz […]

WhatsApp limits message-forwarding to counter fake news

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform, reported BBC. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that […]

7 pct of enterprises use robots in 2018: EU data

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Across Europe, industrial or service robots were used in the 7 percent of enterprises employing at least ten people in 2018, statistics office of the EU said on Monday. “Large enterprises use robots much more (25% of enterprises employing 250 persons or more) than medium enterprises (12 percent of enterprises employing 50 to […]

China’s tropical island, Hainan, wants to be the top spot for foreign tech startups

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Rami Blachman HAINAN: China’s President Xi Jinping is taking big steps to improve the country’s economy as the trade war with the U.S. continues. In November, he enacted a number of measures that will expand imports and liberalize key sectors in the economy, predicting that China’s imports of goods and services will exceed $40 trillion […]

Cisco targets mobile enterprise apps with geolocation technology

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Michael Cooney Cisco is rolling out a cloud-based geolocation package it expects will help customers grow mobile location services and integrate data from those services into enterprise analytics and business applications. The package, called DNA Spaces, is comprised of Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) wireless suite and enterprise geolocation technology purchased from July Systems. Cisco […]

Health

Researchers identify benefits of a fever

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Li Qian BEIJING: Local scientists are advising not to take medication to reduce a fever as they say fevers help the immune system. When the body’s temperature is 38.5 degrees Celsius or above, it’s better to leave it there for a while, they say. The high temperature will stimulate immune cells to travel faster to […]

Research raises hopes of eradication of malaria

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk STOCKHOLM: After major global successes in the battle against malaria, the positive trend stalled around 2015—apart from in Zanzibar in East Africa, where the disease is increasingly rare. In a new study published in BMC Medicine, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explain why this was and show that new strategies are needed […]

Pakistan kicks off three-day polio campaign

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A countrywide polio immunization campaign commenced on Monday during which about 39 million children under the age of five will be administered anti polio drops. As many as 260,000 polio workers are participating in the drive which will go door to door to administer anti polio drops to the children. PM’s Focal […]

3 days polio campaign to start from today in Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Balochistan Rashid Razzaq on Sunday said, all preparations have been completed for the three days Anti-Polio drive in Balochistan which would be started from Monday January 21. The government and Emergency operation Centre Balochistan would commence three days Anti-Polio campaign in Balochistan, in which more than 2.5 […]

Sleeping less than six hours a night could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease: New research

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

NEW YORK (AFP): New research has found that sleeping less than six hours a night could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, although sleeping too long may also have a negative effect on heart health. Carried out by Spanish and US researchers, the new study looked at 3,974 Spanish adults with no known heart disease […]

Long-lasting menopause symptoms may be tied to slightly higher breast cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Women who experience symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes or night sweats, for many years may be slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than women who never had these symptoms, a US study suggests. But while women with long-lasting menopausal symptoms may have a slightly higher risk for breast cancer, they are […]

Travel

Vienna Airport reports a record 34.4 million passengers last year

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

VIENNA (Reuters) – Vienna Airport <VIEV.VI> reported an 11.3 percent increase in passengers last year to a record high 34.4 million, it said on Tuesday. The operator of one of Europe’s main hubs for eastern European destinations forecast passenger growth of 8 to 10 percent to more than 38 million travellers this year. It said […]

Saudi falconry festival launches photo competition

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

JEDDAH: A photographic competition with a prize pot of SR100,000 ($27,000) has been launched as part of a major falconry event. Amateur and professional photographers are eligible to enter the contest at the King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival, which runs from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 in the town of Malham, near Riyadh. The photo […]

ClassPass for flights? This startup wants you to buy 1-Way trips like gym classes

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Julie Walmsley If you want to access inexpensive flights without analyzing frequent flyer programs or doing the math on how credit card rewards stack up against card issuers’ annual fees, there is now an app for that. It’s smartphone-based booking of cheap one-way flat fares just for its subscribers. When you join SkyHi, you’ll still […]

Vietnam’s tourism industry continues its growth in last year

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk HANOI: With over 3000 kilometers of coastline, pristine beaches, dynamic growing cities, mountainous highlands, and diverse cultural and historic sites, Vietnam’s tourism industry continues to rank amongst the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world, with revenue in 2018 reaching VND620 trillion (US$26.75 billion), up VND110 billion (US$4.75 billion) compared to 2017. Since 2010, […]

New York sets new tourism record with 65.2 million visitors in 2018

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

NEW YORK (AFP): A record-breaking 65.2 million tourists visited New York in 2018, its tourist board said Wednesday, with British people particularly keen to visit the Big Apple from overseas. According to new figures from NYC & Company, around 51.6 million Americans and 13.5 million foreign tourists visited the city last year — compared to […]

Why the lockhart Tea Museum in Munnar is a must-visit

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUNNAR: The beautiful hill station of Munnar is known for its super scenic locales, expanses of luxuriant botanical gardens, thick forests, and incredible tea estates. It is an all-time favourite tourist destination, blessed with a salubrious climate throughout the year, suitable for growing the best tea in the world. Tea cultivation was introduced […]

Articles

The age of algorithms

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Murat Aslan “At the end of the World War II, the average holding period for a stock was 4 years. By 2000, it was 8 months. By 2008, it was 2 months. And by 2011 it was 22 seconds, at least according to Professor Michael Hudson’s estimates from University of Missouri-Kansas City,” says Scott Patterson […]

Prayer Rugs at the Mexican Border: How Important?

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Todd Bensman A prayer space in a Muslim house includes a traditional prayer rug, the Qur’an and prayer beads. Last week, another firefight broke out over migration from Islamic countries to the U.S. southern border. This one was over President Trump’s rather casual Twitter observation that, sort of interestingly, a media report said prayer rugs […]

Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Besheer Mohamed and Jeef Diamant Even in the early 20th century, when Islam had little presence in most parts of the United States, the religion had a foothold in many black urban communities. Today, black people (not including those of Hispanic descent or mixed race) make up 20% of the country’s overall Muslim population, according […]

The populist challenge to liberal democracy

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

William A. Galston For those who believe in liberal democracy, it is sobering to review the events of the past quarter-century. Twenty-five years ago, liberal democracy was on the march. The Berlin Wall had fallen; the Soviet Union had collapsed; new democracies were emerging throughout Europe, and Russia seemed to be in transition as well. […]

Afghan peace process: Still a directionless effort?

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Iqbal Khan Like 19th century circus, wandering Afghan peace process is jockeying from town to town. Desire to hold a round of theatrics in Islamabad by the US and Pakistan and aversion of Taliban to talk to Afghan government anywhere on the planet indicates that there is a long way to go before the Afghan […]

China Military Power Report 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

 With more than 5,000 years of civilized history, the Chinese nation created a brilliant Chinese civilization, made outstanding contributions to mankind, and became a great nation of the world.  —Chinese President Xi Jinping1 Introduction/Historical Overview China’s history dates back nearly five millennia. Historians credit the armies of    numerous    dynasties throughout those many centuries with unifying […]

Editorial

Retirement age limit

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has decided to increase the superannuation limit for the retirement of government official from 60 years to 63 years. The Finance department has formulated a policy about the retirement of half a million government employees to control the expenditure on pension and benefits related to it. Media report reveals that a letter […]

Pragmatic proposal

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad after holding talks with the Prime Minister Imran Khan and foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qurehi, US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the United States should replace its transitional relationship with Pakistan into a strategic partnership for the common good of the two countries. Describing his meetings with new Pakistani […]

Tax profiling

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

In view of the growing number of cases of purchasing high value properties in someone else’s name, the government has decided to give tax authorities access to family tree database of citizens—in a bid to catch tax dodgers. Some of these people have been unearthed by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) during its latest […]

Shift in energy policy

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

With the change of priorities in present government, power division is working to formulate a comprehensive policy to harness the potential of renewable energy resources including hydel, wind and solar. In this regard focus will be on increasing the share of renewable energy in the total power mix to 20 percent from the existing 4 […]

Unrealistic assessment

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Hollow rhetoric and imaginative narrative about achieving the set target has been the glaring trait of governments’ public relation exercise to hoodwink the public opinion. But the vibrant media is disseminating so much information and knowledge that the people can differentiate between facts and fudged data. But still the self deceiving factor refuses to go […]

Pursuit of clean energy

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

The present government seems keen to give preference to the execution of clean and expensive energy projects over the environment polluting thermal power projects of which the last PML-N government was fond of. Categorically telling the Chinese friends to delete the 1320 MW coal fired power project from the CPEC list is a bold indication […]

Letters to Editor

Why development has left Sindh behind?

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Sindh is one of the richest provinces in Pakistan. Its share in the national output is estimated to be 30% when compared to its population share which is 23%. If the share in national output is contemplated relative to population, then Sindh has been losing its lead with the passage of time. A recently written […]

Building a hospital

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

The Ex-CJ Mian Saqib Nisar was upset on finding out the delaying tactics used by CDA in approving the plan for building a hospital in Islamabad by Bahrain’s government. He was right to point out that the delaying tactics used by CDA was denying the people of Pakistan from medical facilities of a new hospital. […]

Say no to corruption

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

According to Transparency International (TI) Report. The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has ranked Pakistan as 117th out of 180 countries in 2017. Pakistan achieved a little improvement to crush corruption in 2017 as compared to the previous year CPI rankings. Decrease in ranking is all about NAB Chairman described Bribery and Corruption as poison. Saying […]

Economics problems

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

The economy of Pakistan has now a day facing different challenges regarding its economy and if these challenges are not solved in time, the country will be then stuck in an abyss critical situation which cannot be handle in the future. The new government is looking towards the solution of this critical situation of the […]

Neglected Hub

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

MANY patients pass away across the country on daily basis owing to the incaution/negligence of incompetent and inexperienced doctors. It is quite common in our country that clinics are run by unskilled and even uneducated people those who don’t have any medical background or degree. It is irrefutable fact that Pakistan legs too backward in […]

Peshawar shelter home-step in the right direction

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

On Friday Prime minister IMRAN KHAN inaugurated a newly established shelter home for homeless people in Peshawar.Shelter home is a very good idea and a positive step in right direction .It should be done in a well organized way to make beneficial to society at large. Shelters for homeless people suffer from many problems like […]

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