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Funeral prayers of SP Tahir Dawar offered in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The funeral prayers of slain Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar were offered at Police Lines in Peshawar on Thursday. KP Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi, IG KP police Salahuddin Khan Mahsud and other officials attended the funeral. Tahir Khan Dawar, who […]

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Nawaz Sharif disassociates himself from Qatari prince’s letters

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday while recording his statement in the Al-Azizia reference distanced himself from Qatari Prince Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al-Thani’s letters which the Sharif family had presented as evidence in the Supreme Court during proceedings of the Panama case. “I have no relation with the Qatari […]

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‘More than a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan’ behind SP Dawar’s murder: DG ISPR

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said the brutal murder of Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan was high condemnable. In a series of tweets, DG ISPR said SP Tahir Dawar’s abduction, move to Afghanistan and follow up behaviour by Afghan authorities raised questions which indicated the […]

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Pakistan in contact with US government on Dr Aafia issue: FO

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday said Pakistan was in contact with the US government over the issue of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. During the weekly news briefing, Foreign Office spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal told reporters that officials from Pakistan’s Consulate in Houston had met Dr Aafia 12 time during the last three years. […]

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Rs360 million transferred from Dar’s account to Punjab government

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Rs360 million has been transferred from the bank account of former finance minister Ishaq Dar to the Government of Punjab. In October, an accountability court ordered the auction of Ishaq Dar’s assets and confiscated his bank accounts in Pakistan on a plea by the National Accountability Bureau. NAB had filed the petition […]

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PTI’s Waleed Iqbal, Seemi Aizdi win Senate by-election

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Both Senate seats from Punjab on which by-election were held today (Thursday) were won by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Waleed Iqbal won on a general seat and Seemi Aizdi emerged winner on a reserved seat for women, following the vote count after 5pm. The seats fell vacant after the de-notification of Pakistan Muslim […]

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Global

Punch-up in Sri Lankan parliament as thousands rally

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

COLOMBO (AFP): Sri Lanka’s political crisis descended into farce Thursday with MPs throwing punches and projectiles in parliament, a day after voting the disputed prime minister out of office and leaving the country without a government. Meanwhile, police said tens of thousands of people took part in a rally in Colombo in support of Ranil […]

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Coalition shelling kills 17 in Syria’s Deir ez-Zour

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

DEIR EZ-ZOUR (AA): At least 17 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed Thursday when a U.S.-led coalition shelled positions on the outskirts of Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zour province. Local sources told Anadolu Agency that the shelling had targeted the village of Albo Badran near the Daesh-held town of Al-Sousse. The sources, who spoke on […]

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Persecution of Rohingya is ‘without excuse’: Pence

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday openly criticized Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi over violence against Rohingya Muslims. Pence and Suu Kyi met on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore on Wednesday. “The violence and persecution by military and vigilantes that resulted in driving 700,000 Rohingya to […]

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US Congress report accuses China of using belt & road as excuse for bases abroad

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): The new congressional report was released shortly after Vice-President Mike Pence threatened Beijing with a “cold war scenario” unless Beijing was “willing to make massive changes” in “its economic, military and political activities.” The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a bipartisan congressional panel charged with monitoring the security implications of US-China trade, […]

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Crucial Brexit talks get underway in London

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A key meeting of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet on Wednesday got underway to discuss the draft Brexit agreement, reached by negotiators in Brussels last week. Calling for a crucial Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, May had said a draft agreement on Brexit has been reached with the EU negotiators in a major […]

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Israeli PM defends Gaza ceasefire deal

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended a cease-fire agreement with Palestinian resistance factions in the blockaded Gaza Strip. “At these times, the true leadership does not do the easy thing, but the right thing, even if it is hard,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “The leadership always stands up to criticism […]

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Pakistan

Boy and girl killed in name of honour

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

F.P. Report SHANGLA: Two men allegedly killed a 15-year-old girl and her 27-year-old cousin on Friday in the Laray area of Martung district in Shangla in what police suspect is a case of ‘honour killing’. The Puran Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Zerab Gul told reporters that the girl’s brothers suspected the two were involved in […]

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One injured in Bajaur roadside blast

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

Hanif Ullah KHAR: A man was injured in a road side blast occurred in Bajaur tribal district here on Friday, officials told. Talking to this correspondent, an official of the administration told that Ameer Muhammad was on way to a nearby area from his home in Hasham Charmang area when a remote controlled bomb placed […]

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Cellular companies earned Rs412.28 billion, Senate told

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The cellular companies have collected a sum of Rs412.28 billion from their consumers in the last three years, Minister for Information Technology Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddique told Senate. In a written reply to the question of Senator Siraj-ul-Haq, he said mobile companies had earned Rs365.48 billion revenues in 2016 and Rs318.82 billion […]

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Peshawar’s glory as city of gardens to be revived: Shahram

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The city of Peshawar to be made clean and green and its lost glory as the city of gardens will be revived at cost, said provincial Minister for Local Government, Shahram Khan Tarakai while presiding over a PDA meeting regarding Clean and Green Peshawar drive. On the occasion that was attended by […]

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KP food authority unveils performance report, claims to seal 743 premises

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

Farid Shinwari PESHAWAR:  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food and Halal Food Authority on Friday claimed it had closed down around 743 premises and also imposed fines of Rs 49.277million on eateries for violating food safety rules in last few months. Sharing details during a news conference at KP Food and Halal Food Authority headquarter, Director Administration, Muhammad […]

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Clearing agents observe strike at Torkham border

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

Ahmad Nabi LANDIKOTAL: Clearing process of export and import came to halt last day when the clearing agents association Torkham started indefinite strike against what they said anti-trading policies adopted by the custom and National Logistic Cell (NLC)at Torkham border. They were on the view that due to unfavorable strategies business with Afghanistan and other […]

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Afghanistan

Malistan on verge of collapse, say Ghazni officials

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Members of the Ghazni provincial council warned that Ghazni’s Malistan district is on the verge of collapse and that heavy fighting is ongoing in Jaghori, another district in the province. Members of the council said if more troops are not deployed to these areas, a humanitarian crisis will unfold. The provincial council […]

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Russia plays Afghanistan broker due to US ‘failure’: Envoy

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A senior Russian diplomat said that Moscow is trying to be an Afghan peace broker because it considers the US has failed in Afghanistan. Russia’s presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said a Moscow conference on Afghanistan Friday that brought together representatives of the Afghan authorities and the Taliban marked an attempt […]

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Ghani officials quash rumors of election delay

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government is fully committed to holding the 2019 presidential elections as per the Afghan constitution and the date determined by the Independent Election Commission (IEC), a presidential spokesman tweeted on Tuesday. President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman, Haroon Chakhansuri, tweeted that “Continuity in a democratic process is a must and any other […]

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Daikundi girls fight odds to learn various sports

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk NELLI: Despite limited resources as compared to other provinces, girls in central Daikundi province are increasingly taking interest in different sports. Some girls in Daikundi despite strong opposition from their families are engaged in different sport trainings in a comparatively small and under-resourced gymnasium. These sportswomen say wrong customs, beliefs and strictness on […]

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HPC says Khalilzad has six months to broker peace

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): The head of the High Peace Council (HPC) delegation, which attended last week’s Moscow meeting on Afghanistan’s peace, says Washington has given Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, six months to broker peace in Afghanistan. The HPC official said peace efforts by the US envoy are bringing hope for a […]

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11 people wounded in Nangarhar magnetic bomb blast

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eleven people were injured in a magnetic bomb blast in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb was attached to a Saracha type vehicle. He said the bomb was blown up in Shergar bazaar area of […]

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Business

Eurozone retail trade volume constant in September

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

ANKARA (AA): The retail trade volume in the eurozone recorded no monthly change in September, the EU’s statistical office announced Wednesday. “In September 2018 compared with August 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade remained unchanged in the euro area [EA19] and decreased by 0.1 percent in the EU28,” Eurostat said. The figure saw […]

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Govt asked to restructure FPCCI

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders (ICST) on Tuesday asked the government to restructure FPCCI and introduce meaningful reforms in the organization so that it can play an effective role in a policymaking. FPCCI should be modernized through its regulator which is vital for the country at this time, it said. The FPCCI […]

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ICCI hails separation of FBR’s tax collection and policy making functions

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has hailed the government’s decision to separate FBR’s tax collection and policymaking functions and termed it a positive move as it would infuse confidence in the taxpayers and help in enhancing the tax base of the country. He said that Prime Minister […]

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Trump hopes OPEC will refrain from oil production cuts

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump expressed hope on Monday that OPEC and the cartel’s heavyweight Saudi Arabia would refrain from production cuts, in an effort to keep crude oil prices low in the global market. “Hopefully, Saudi Arabia and OPEC will not be cutting oil production. Oil prices should be much lower based […]

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Asian markets fall after Wall Street tech sell-off

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies): Most Asian stocks sank Tuesday after a tech sell-off dragged Wall Street lower. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 2.3 percent to 21,760.59 while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8 percent to 2,652.70. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 declined 1.8 percent to 5,834.20 and Seoul’s Kospi gave up 0.7 percent to 2,065.42. Hong Kong’s Hang […]

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Economic growth in energy-rich Gulf to recover in 2018: IMF

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Economic growth in the energy-rich Gulf will recover in 2018 from a contraction last year but remains vulnerable to volatility in crude oil prices, the IMF forecast on Tuesday. The global lender predicted that an overall energy price recovery from 2015-2016 lows would spur the economies of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to […]

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Sports

PCB terminates franchise rights of PSL team Multan Sultans

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has terminated the franchise agreement with Schon Properties which granted franchise rights of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Multan Sultans after the franchise failed to meet is financial obligations. Following the termination of contract all rights in respect of the team have now been reverted back […]

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Pakistan announce 15-man squad for two Test matches against New Zealand

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board’s selection committee on Saturday announced a 15-member squad for upcoming Test matches against New Zealand, choosing to rest spinner Shadab Khan and Fakhar Zaman while including young fast-bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi. The committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq said it announced the squad after consultation with Captain Sarfraz […]

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Czech Kvitova to miss first day of Fed Cup final

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

PRAGUE (Agencies): World number seven Petra Kvitova will miss the opening day’s action of her Czech team’s Fed Cup final against the United States in Prague due to sickness. Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic will take on Sofia Kenin in the opening match, followed by Katerina Siniakova against American Alison Riske in the second […]

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PCB responds to Najam Sethi’s legal notice

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday responded to the legal notice sent by former chairman Najam Sethi. The PCB categorically denied each and every allegation contained in Sethi’s legal notice, stating that it was without any factual or legal basis and appeared to have been issued to supplement the former chairman’s purported […]

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Moeen bowls England to big win over Sri Lanka

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

GALLE (Reuters): Spinners Moeen Ali and Jack Leach combined to destroy Sri Lanka and bowl England to a comprehensive 211-run victory inside four days in the first test on Friday. With no realistic chance of winning after conceding a 139-run first innings lead to England, Sri Lanka tried in vain to force Rangana Herath’s farewell […]

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Junaid Khan out of New Zealand series

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Pakistan suffered an injury setback, to pace spearhead Junaid Khan as he suffered a toe injury on his right foot and will be out of the series. According to a tweet by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Junaid Khan suffered pain on his right foot toe which was examined by the team […]

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Fashion & Movies

Thugs Of Hindostan: Advance bookings to start from November 3

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan is a film that every Bollywood lover is dying to watch. The film, also featuring the gorgeous Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh, has over three hundred crores riding on it as well. So, it is quite natural that the makers would […]

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‘Badhaai Ho’ earns Rs 32 crores in overseas market

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With each passing day it seems like Badhaai Ho is setting new benchmarks at the box-office not only at the domestic market but the international circuit as well. While the film is inching closer to the Rs. 100 crore mark in the domestic market, the film has managed to gain Rs. 32 […]

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Parineeti Chopra responds to rumors of walking out from ‘Life In A Metro’ sequel

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Over the weekend, various stories of Parineeti Chopra walking out of Anurag Basu’s film, Life In A Metro’s sequel surfaced on the internet. While there was no official confirmation from the actress on the same earlier, Parineeti finally broke her silence on all such reports. Rubbishing all such rumours, Chopra took to […]

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Ranveer Singh wants to work with Deepika & Alia in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai-2

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: We all witnessed the madness that happened when Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar were together under one roof for Koffee With Karan 6. Having a blast on the show with super host, Karan Johar – Singh and Akshay were seen at their candid best making several confessions. What we loved was how […]

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#Metoo movement: Vikas Bahl banned from post production of ‘Super 30’

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vikas Bahl who was helming Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 was accused for sexual harassment by an ex-employee of the now dissolved Phantom films and that changed everything for the director. He was sacked as the director of Super 30 and was stripped of all the credits for the film. A report in […]

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‘Badhaai Ho’ likely to enter in 100 crore club

By The Frontier Post | October 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ayushmann Khurrana has had quite a year and it may just get better with his latest film Badhaai Ho pacing towards the 100 crore milestone. The film opened with big number and has managed to maintain its grip at the ticket counter ever since. With a 91.18% rise from it’s second Friday, […]

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Science & Technology

Facebook confirms 50 million accounts affected by security breach

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP): Facebook Inc said Friday hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly 50 million user accounts in its worst security breach ever given the unprecedented level of potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company’s reputation. Facebook, which has more than 2.2 billion monthly […]

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Facebook New Feature allows users to Add Music to Photos

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Facebook keeps on launching new features to make it users stuck hard to the social media giant. Just recently Facebook announced stories have around 300 million daily users. Now Facebook revealed that its user’s will now be able to add songs to photos and videos. The Facebook new feature was the most […]

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Google celebrates 20th birthday

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Google, the world’s most popular search engine, turns 20 this month and it’s celebrating with a special doodle. The internet’s rabbit hole that gives access to everything from academic research to retail therapy and hours of online gaming has got most internet users relying on it. To celebrate Google’s two decades […]

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Nokia reveals images of X7

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: We all know that Nokia 7 Plus has won the award of “Consumer Smartphone of the Year” at EISA Awards 2018. Now many rumors have been swirling about the upcoming Nokia 7.1 Plus model that will be most probably called Nokia X7. A few days back, Nokia X7 appeared in 360 Degree […]

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1b gigabytes data generated daily: Expert

By The Frontier Post | September 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: An estimated 1.2 exabyte – more than 1 billion gigabytes — data are produced daily all around the world, Gungor Kaymak, general manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Turkey, said on Tuesday. “Technology works are getting hard due to the voluminous data,” he said while speaking at the HPE’s technology event “Reimagine […]

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Users complain slower speeds in new iPhones

By The Frontier Post | September 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Apple’s newly released iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max customers have recently been seeing reporting issues with the phone’s poor cell and Wi-Fi reception. Users upgrading from their older models to Apple’s new iPhones have complained about the phone’s poor cell and Wi-Fi signal strength along with significantly slower speeds as compared […]

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Health

Zimbabwe starts vaccination drive to control cholera outbreak: WHO

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

HARARE (AFP): Zimbabwe has begun an oral vaccination drive to curb a cholera outbreak which has claimed at least 49 lives over the past onth, a WHO official said Friday. The cholera outbreak, first detected outside Harare on September 5, prompted the health ministry to declare an emergency in the capital. With 9,000 suspected cases […]

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4.8m kids to be vaccinated in anti measles drive from 15th

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2018

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: Provincial Health Department KP has decided to launch 12 days anti measles drive from October 15-27 across the province as the epidemic has attained alarming shape after over ten thousands suspected cases of the disease were reported in the health facilities of the province. The preparations to eliminate measles from the province […]

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WHO launches cholera vaccine campaign in Yemen

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk ADEN: About 540,000 women, children and men who received a first dose of the vaccine in August, in Hudaydah and Ibb governorates, are targeted in this new four-day campaign. More than 3,000 health workers have been trained and mobilized for this effort. During the latest campaign, close to 387,400 people were vaccinated, covering […]

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Child dies in first polio virus case in PNG

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk Papua New Guinea: Medical authorities declared that a child has been killed in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after being inflicted with polio virus. World Health Organization (WTO) country representative Luo Dapeng confirmed that children under the age of 15, who didn’t receive vaccines, are most likely to be affected. He added: “PNG had […]

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Vitamin B likely to boost kidney function in young diabetics

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Vitamin B May Boost Kidney Function In Young Diabetics: 5 Vegetarian Foods Rich In Vitamin B According to a new study, vitamin B supplements may improve kidney functions in adolescents suffering from type-1 diabetes. The study, which was presented at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting, said that consumption […]

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Let’s protect every child against measles through vaccination

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A day long orientation workshop on measles Vaccination Campaign 2018 was organized by the directorate of Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF. Renowned religious leaders and district khateebs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa participated in the event and pledged their support for measles campaign starting in the country from October 15, […]

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Travel

Tunisair wants govt backing to lay off 1,200 workers

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2018

TUNIS (Reuters): Tunisia’s state airline wants to lay off 1,200 workers to ease financial difficulties which have led to flight delays and the grounding of aircraft due to lack of spare parts, its chief executive told Reuters. Tunisair, which has a fleet of 30 aircraft, employs 8,000 staff, part of a bloated public service which […]

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Hawaiian airline to suspend its Beijing flight from October

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk HAWAII: Hawaiian Airlines said on Tuesday that it has decided to suspend its thrice-weekly non-stop flight between Honolulu and Beijing after the National Day Golden Week holiday in October. Passengers with tickets for after the end of regular scheduled service will be offered a full refund, or the option of traveling on earlier […]

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Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

KOROR, Palau (Reuters): Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan. Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to the idyllic tropical archipelago, branding it an illegal destination due to […]

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Turkish Airlines breaks daily passenger record

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkish Airlines broke a new daily passenger record on Saturday, according to the chief executive office of the Turkish flag carrier. Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi tweeted on Sunday the density of passengers using the airline before the Muslim holiday Eid-al Adha remains continuing. “Yesterday, we made a historic record, we flew […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Articles

Two different politics, two different worlds

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

Cemil Ertem On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the U.N. General Assembly one after the other. In fact, the two speeches had a meaning beyond a normal narrative as Trump missed his mark. The two world leaders offered two different philosophical approaches and two different realpolitik narratives stemming from […]

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In Salah al Din, the US is seen as Daesh’s friend

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Shelly Kittleson On a sweltering late August night in a small town of Iraq’s central Salah al Din province, Jassim Al Jabouri is discussing preparations to clear nearby areas still infested with Daesh remnants. “There are still some Daesh around Zargah, Udhaim, Mutaybijah, the area around the Hamreen mountains and the eastern bank of Shirqat. […]

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Emirati claims for regional expansionism

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Muhittin Ataman The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently emerged as a revisionist and expansionist state, not only in the Middle East but also in North Africa, the Horn of Africa and even the Balkans. The UAE, trying to fill the power vacuum created after the Arab Spring, has changed its strategic calculations from the […]

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Who is the group behind terror attack in Iran?

By The Frontier Post | September 26, 2018

Abdulaziz Ahmet Yasar On the afternoon of September 22, a bomb exploded at a military parade in Ahvaz, a southwestern city in Iran. At least 25 people were killed, of whom half belonged to the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards, and 70 were wounded. There were several children among the victims according to information and pictures […]

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Mini Budget: Old wine in new bottle

By The Frontier Post | September 25, 2018

Iqbal Khan New government’s measures of financial discipline stand unfolded. Some real some symbolic, put together they indicate a tough spell for a common man. Mini budget’s ‘emergency’ measures lack the conceptual shift that is needed to document the growing informal economy and increase economic growth to create more jobs. Measures unveiled by the new […]

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Education system in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 24, 2018

Raza Ullah The question of acquisition of knowledge from others is not a matter of dependence. Man should acquire good ideas, thoughts, knowledge, and skills, from all corners of the world. That is a different thing. The real problem with an educational system not geared to the objective of self-sufficiency is that the people are […]

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Editorial

Reviewing NACAs’ performance

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Chairing the first ever meeting of Board Governors of National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) at the Prime Ministers’ Office, Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a committee for reviewing the role and functioning of the organisation and called for formulating its well-defined mandate. He underscored the need for making NACTA a truly proactive organisation and directed […]

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Uniform higher education system

By The Frontier Post | September 26, 2018

The council of Common Interest met on Monday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair and took important decisions about introducing a uniform higher education in the country, implementation of AGN Qazi formula for distribution hydel profit in letter and spirit and proper distribution of available water resources among the provinces. The devolution of Old […]

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Streamlining oil exploration

By The Frontier Post | September 25, 2018

Pakistan spends $ 5 billion plus on the import of crude oil and petroleum products which amounts to 30 percent of current account deficit of $ 18 billion. The demand for oil will go up and its price is also on the rise in the international market. Due to sharp decline in foreign exchange reserves […]

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Indian leadership’s war hysteria

By The Frontier Post | September 24, 2018

The chemistry of Narendra Modi is absolutely different from his predecessors like Atal Bihari Vajpai,and Lal Krishna Advani and of course Dr. Indir Kumar Gujral. Despite the diplomacy of appeasement and docility of the last PML-N government versus India, the BJP leadership all along pursued a hostile foreign policy against Pakistan and used to sell […]

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Syria’s bubbling cauldron

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2018

The Syrian conflict is lingering and prospects of its resolution are not in sight. The Arab countries which sided with the United States have not been succeeded to find out a diplomatic solution of ongoing hostilities in Syria. The United States and its Western and Middle East allies failed to remove the regime of Bashar  […]

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Procedural hurdles

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2018

As Pakistan is struggling to generate resources for big dams, procedural hurdles and bureaucratic inefficiencies are causing delay in the implementation of Dasu hydroelectric power project. The World Bank has warned that cost of $ 4.3 billion project of clean energy may increase. Lingering land acquisition disputes have not been resolved so far. The World […]

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