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PTI looks unserious towards South Punjab province: Gillani

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Former prime minister and senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Yousaf Raza Gillani has criticized the incumbent PTI led government for making separate secretariat for South Punjab. This he said while talking to media persons, Gillani has said that the government has failed to fulfill promise of South Punjab province and […]

Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif likely to visit Lahore today after his bail in corruption cases

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif will likely to visit Lahore after Lahore High Court (LHC) approved his bail petition in corruption cases, on Friday. According to local news channel reports, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif will meet his mother and elder brother Nawaz Sharif during his visit to Lahore. Sources […]

Former premier Nawaz Sharif shifted to Jinnah Hospital from jail

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supermo Nawaz Sharif has been shifted to Jinnah Hospital of Lahore from Kot Lakhpat jail owing to his illness, on Friday. According to details, the government of Punjab on Thursday issued a notification to shift Nawaz Sharif to Jinnah Hospital from Kot Lakhpat jail. The Punjab home department […]

Offshore companies scandal: Court extends Aleem Khan’s physical remand for 10 days

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Abdul Aleem Khan will be produced before an accountability court in Lahore on Friday in the case pertaining to assets beyond known sources of income and offshore companies. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will request the court to remand the suspect to its custody for another 15 days. […]

PSL begins with colorful opening ceremony

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The opening ceremony of Pakistan Super League 2019 took place at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday. The national anthem of Pakistan marked the start of the event before Ramiz Raja, always the MC, took over the microphone. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani acknowledged the contribution of UAE’s cricketing authorities and […]

Shahbaz Sharif granted bail in Ashiana-i-Iqbal housing scheme

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday accepted Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif’s request for bail in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases. Shahbaz was taken into custody by NAB Lahore in connection with the Ashiana Housing case in October 5, 2018. The former Punjab chief […]

Global

Weapons sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful: UK report

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

LONDON (AA): The U.K. government’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia is unlawful, an all-party committee of the House of Lords has concluded in a report. The report, published by the international relations select committee, also found that by sanctioning weapons exports to the Kingdom, the British government has found itself on “the wrong side of […]

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India’s newly launched fast train hits cattle hurdle

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

NEW DELHI (AFP): India’s first semi-high speed train broke down Saturday after colliding with a cow on the tracks, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new passenger service. The Vande Bharat Express, touted as India’s fastest train and built under the Modi government’s flagship “Make in India” programme, made its first journey […]

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Russia will respect international law in Idlib misison

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

MUNICH (AA): Russia will respect international humanitarian law in Syria’s Idlib, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday. Addressing the annual Munich Security Conference, Lavrov said efforts are currently underway in Idlib, to implement the memorandum signed last year between Moscow and Ankara to establish a demilitarized zone. “Presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran met […]

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Xi: Trade talks with US to continue in Washington

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday trade talks with the United States will continue in Washington next week and that he hopes the two sides will be able to reach a mutually beneficial deal in the upcoming negotiations, state media reported. Xi said during a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer […]

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Zakharova mocks Bolton’s threat against those “undermining” Venezuelan democracy

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

MOSCOW (Sputnik): Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova mocked on Friday US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s tweet that threatened those who “destroy democracy” in Venezuela with “consequences”, implying it was the United States itself that jeopardized Venezuelan democratic institutions. “Media: ‘Bolton threatens those who will “undermine democratic institutions in Venezuela” with “consequences”‘ […]

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It’s complicated, says Britain’s MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Britain should avoid relying on a monopoly provider of equipment in new 5G mobile networks, but there are no easy answers to concerns about using Chinese supplier Huawei, the chief of Britain’s foreign intelligence service said on Friday. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over […]

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Pakistan

Zubair ‘Chariya’ smiled as fire burnt people alive in Baldia factory: witness

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Testifying in Baldia factory fire case in an Anti-Terrorism Court here, a witness said that the prime suspect Zubair alias Chariya was present at the site as the inferno happened, and was smiling as people burnt alive in the factory. The court was hearing the case of one of Pakistan’s worst industrial […]

SHC hears bail petitions of Fishermen’s Cooperative Society case accused

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A bench of Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday heard bail petitions of accused in illegal recruitment and corruption case in Fishermen’s Cooperative Society (FCS). Vice Chairman of the society Sultan Qamar Siddiqui and others have filed bail petitions in the court. The prosecutor of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while opposing bail […]

PM Imran Khan criticizes NAB for arresting accomplished archeologist

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

Ishaq Khan PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday has criticized the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for arresting the accomplished archeology and Director of Archaeology and Museums for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Dr Abdul Samad. PM Imran Khan took notice of the Dr Samad and asked the NAB Chief Dr Javed Iqbal to take action against […]

Shehbaz, Maryam meet ailing Nawaz Sharif at Jinnah Hospital

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PM:-N) Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz met the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the Jinnah hospital on Saturday. According to reports, Shehbaz Sharif prayed for the health of Nawaz Sharif and said he had already pledged to quit politics if any corruption was proved against him. […]

Pakistan’s future links with science and technology: Alvi

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that it is encouraging to see technology experts considering Pakistan as a destination of technology advancement and supporting the Government’s initiatives to transform Pakistan into knowledge based economy. The President said this while talking to Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Coded-Minds Omar Farooqui, who called on […]

Nawaz was offered NRO on several occasions: Mushahid

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Ex-Minister for Climate Change, Mushahid Ullah Khan has claimed that imprisoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Supremo Nawaz Sharif was offered NRO on several occasions. Rumours of the offering of an NRO is nothing new to the incarcerated Prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif. These talks griped more severity in the political arena especially […]

Afghanistan

Observers welcome move to amend electoral law

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

KABUL (TOLOnews): Election observers on Wednesday welcomed a move by President Ashraf Ghani to amend the electoral law which included the dismissal of members of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC). This came after widespread allegations were lodged of wrongdoings by them during the electoral process, particularly in the wake […]

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Afghan police arrest parliamentary candidate before fleeing country

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

PAKTIKA (Khaama Press): The Afghan security forces have arrested a parliamentary candidate who was convicted of fraud and was awarded a 5-year jail term. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said one of the residents of Paktika province who was convicted of fraud and was awarded a 5-year jail term by a court, […]

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More than 20 Taliban militants killed in Takhar and Faryab operations

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

FARYAB (Khaama Press): More than twenty Taliban militants have been killed during the operations of the Afghan armed forces in northern Faryab and northeastern Takhar provinces, the Afghan Military said Wednesday. According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, a clash broke out between the Afghan armed forces and Taliban militants in Dawlatabad district […]

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Bad weather causes havoc in Herat

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

HERAT (TOLOnews): Herat officials said Wednesday that due to heavy rain and snow, flights into and out of Herat have been cancelled and the Herat-Islam Qala, Herat-Torghondi and Herat-Kandahar highways have been closed. According to officials hundreds of motorists and their passengers are stranded on the highways. Officials said government is doing everything it can […]

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As Trump seeks an exit from Afghanistan, Moscow steps in

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

Nathan Hodge MOSCOW (CNN): The Trump administration may be negotiating an exit from Afghanistan, but Russia is stepping up its game there. On Tuesday, the President Hotel in central Moscow was the scene of an unusual, high-profile event: the launch of a two-day conference on Afghanistan. This was no mere talking shop; the meeting brought […]

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Warzone Conservation in Afghanistan: Build a National Park, Build Democracy

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

Kyla Peterson  “For people who have been refugees for the last 30 years, protecting Afghan wildlife was a way of protecting your own identity,” said Alex Dehgan, CEO and founder of Conservation X Labs, who recently spoke at the Wilson Center at the launch of his book, The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in […]

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Business

UK economic growth slowest since 2012

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): The UK economy expanded at its slowest annual rate in six years in 2018 after a sharp contraction in December. Growth in the year was 1.4%, down from 1.8% in 2017 and the slowest rate since 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The ONS blamed falls in factory output and […]

PG&E to nominate 5 directors

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): PG&E Corp (PCG.N), the California utility which filed for bankruptcy last month, expects to nominate five of its current directors for re-election at its annual shareholder meeting, it said on Monday. PG&E faces intense scrutiny from regulators and investors for its role in sparking more than a dozen wildfires over the past […]

Overseas Pakistanis remit US $12.77 billion

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US$ 12774.02 million in the first seven months of FY19 as compared with US $11383.47 million received during the same period in the preceding year. During January 2019, the inflow of workers’ remittances amounted to US$ 1743.25 million, which is 0.3% lower than December 2018 and 6.4% higher […]

SECP registers 1,317 new companies in January

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In January, the SECP registered 1,317 new companies as compared to the corresponding month of last financial year, it represents a growth of 9 percent, raising the number of registered companies to over 95,000. The massive increase is the result of the SECP’s various reforms measures, i.e. introduction of simplified combined process […]

ICCI for focusing on regional trade to improve exports

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has called upon the government to focus on regional trade that would help in promoting exports and mitigating external sector vulnerabilities. ICCI said the government should take strong measures to address all impediments that were creating hurdles for private sector in promoting trade with […]

Paris seeks $14m from Airbnb for illegal adverts

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

PARIS (Reuters): The City of Paris is suing Airbnb for publishing 1,000 illegal rentals adverts, which could cost the American rental website more than 12.5 million euros, the mayor of Paris told a newspaper in an interview published on Sunday. Under French law, home owners in Paris can rent out their places on short-term rental […]

Sports

England beat West Indies by 232 runs in final test

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

GROS ISLET (Agencies): England wrapped up a comprehensive 232-run victory over West Indies in the third test in St Lucia on Tuesday after home batsman Roston Chase made a century but got little help. Number five Chase scored an unbeaten 102 for his fifth test ton, after England pace bowler James Anderson ripped through the […]

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Gladiators lose Narine to injury ahead of PSL

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

F.P. Report Karachi: Quetta Gladiators have been dealt an injury blow with all-rounder Sunil Narine unavailable for the start of the HBL PSL due to a finger injury. Narine, who was part of a blockbuster pre-season trade between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars, is nursing a finger injury which he aggravated during the recently-concluded BPL. […]

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World number one Osaka in shock split with coach

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

TOKYO (Agencies): World tennis number one Naomi Osaka has split from her coach Sascha Bajin just 17 days after completing back-to-back Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open. “Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha. I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future,” the […]

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England’s World Cup-winning keeper Banks dead at 81

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Agencies): Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper in England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke City said on Tuesday. Banks won 73 caps for England between 1963 and 1972 and made nearly 200 appearances for Stoke before his playing career was brought to an end in […]

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PSL-4 all set to begin as ‘Pakistan Trophy’ unveiled in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report DUBAI: The glittering trophy of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League was launched on Tuesday as all the six participating teams aimed for the glory in Pakistan Cricket’s biggest event starting on Feb 14th. The trophy was formally unveiled by chairman PCB Ehsan Mani along with owners and captains of the all […]

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PSL to kick off from Feb 14th in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The HBL Pakistan Super League is one of the most exciting, challenging and competitive cricket leagues in the world and the appearance of 77 foreign international cricket stars over the past three editions is a testament to this statement, says a press released of PBC. England leads the pack of fielding most […]

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Fashion & Movies

Salman Khan and Rohit Shetty likely to collaborate in upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Monitoring DeskMUMBAI: Rohit Shetty is one of the most successful directors of recent times. His films are blockbusters and are known for their action sequences. His latest directorial, Simmba, is a big hit. Post its release the director is gearing up for his next, Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar, which will be filmed between June and […]

Thackeray earns Rs 16 crores in two days

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Thackeray, the biopic on Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray hit the theatres this Friday and ever since its release the film has received rave reviews. The audience too has taken to the film quite well. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s performance is being deemed as the best of his career and that is what is […]

Uri all set to become the highest grossing mid-range film

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam starrer Uri:The Surgical Strike which released two weeks back has managed to earn big bucks at the box-office. Though the film began slowly it picked up pace at the box-office in no time because of the good word of mouth publicity. Uri’s third Friday at the box-office […]

Mariah Carey to perform in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Latest in the pace towards modernization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country will now be welcoming American singer Mariah Carey to perform later this month as well. After opening its gates to numerous prominent artists, Mariah Carey will also be getting a pass into the country to perform at the […]

Pakistani embassy in Turkey to help send Roohi Bano’s body home, says sister

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistani embassy in Turkey has contacted Rubina Yasin, sister of deceased actress Roohi Bano, to discuss arrangements for sending the body to Pakistan for burial. Renowned Pakistani television and stage actor Roohi Bano passed away on Friday at the age of 67. Yasmin said that the officials contacted her and asked her […]

Sidharth Malhotra to play a double role in upcoming film

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sidharth Malhotra has a good line-up of films for the year ahead with Jabariya Jodi, Marjaavaan and Vikram Batra biopic in his kitty. The actor has had his share ups and downs over the years but the one thing that his fans love about him is that he never backs down. Sidharth […]

Science & Technology

NASA spacecraft survives risky encounter with faraway world

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

TAMPA (AFP): NASA rang in the New Year on Tuesday with a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, a cosmic body ever explored by humankind — a tiny, distant world called Ultima Thule — in the hopes of learning more about how planets took shape. A series of anxiously awaited “phone […]

Best multiplayer games for Android in 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Playing games in their spare time is a hobby for many people. However, some people are so addictive to play games. Some play games just to pass their free time. However, some play games to sharpen their skills. For example, some people love to play puzzle games to sharpen their brains. As […]

Google’s New Year doodle is the best way to start 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Google’s Doodle is a permanent feature to mark anniversaries, birthdays and other important events globally. The tech giant ended the year 2018 with a doodle showing two purple baby elephants playing. In order to mark the beginning of 2019, Google’s new Doodle shows the animals playing at a party with balloons. “Well, […]

Nasa’s New Horizons: Excitement ahead of Ultima Thule flyby

By The Frontier Post | December 31, 2018

NEW YORK (BBC): History will be made on Tuesday when Nasa’s New Horizons probe sweeps past the icy world known as Ultima Thule. Occurring some 6.5 billion km (4 billion miles) from Earth, the flyby will set a new record for the most distant ever exploration of a Solar System object by a spacecraft. New […]

Cyber-attack hits US newspapers

By The Frontier Post | December 31, 2018

LOS ANGELES (BBC): Several US newspapers suffered major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday following a cyber-attack. The attack led to delayed distribution of The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other titles belonging to Tribune Publishing. The company said it first detected the malware on Friday, which hit papers sharing the same […]

First GPS III satellite successfully launches from SpaceX

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

FLORIDA (GPS World): After several delays, the first GPS III satellite has successfully deployed from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 8:51 a.m. EST on Dec. 23. The satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, will serve in space for 15 years. Ten days following the […]

Health

Nobel Prize winner Nadia Murad is building a hospital for survivors of sexual violence

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

SINJAR: Murad is a survivor of sexual violence at the hands of Islamic States militants herself. Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war around the world and puts women and girls at risk. Nadia Murad is a fierce champion for survivors and is working to put an end to wartime sexual violence. Join […]

Higher calcium levels may predict heart disease

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could signal early risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in men from South Asian countries, including India, and may help develop treatment methods, researchers say. According to the team from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), people from South Asia are known to have […]

New cholesterol guidelines put ethnicity in the spotlight

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

NEW YORK: As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family’s ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a recent update of cholesterol guidelines, a national panel of scientists and health experts stressed a more personalized approach to risk […]

New study reveals chocolate is better than cough syrup for curing your cough

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: When we have a hacking cough, lots of us will reach for the cough syrup to soothe symptoms. But it turns out you might be better of indulging in a bar of Dairy Milk, as a doctor has said chocolate is better for cough and respiratory problems than standard medicine. According to […]

Another Polio case reported from Bajaur

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Another Polio case reported from district Bajaur as the number of polio cases rise to six from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa . National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) Islamabad notified a polio case from Bajaur District of Tribal Districts. National institute of Health has isolated wild polio virus from stool sample of 30 months child […]

People advised to adopt steps to prevent diseases in cold

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Health experts and doctors have urged people to adopt proactive measures to prevent any mishap or disease these days when cold intensified by each passing day. Talking to media, Dr Bashir Ahmed said since cold wave has gripped the area, so people of Astore were at high risk of diseases like pheumonia, […]

Travel

Turkish Airlines to start new flights from Istanbul

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

ISTANBUL (AA): Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines will start new flights from the new Istanbul Airport, the company’s chief executive officer said on Friday. The carrier will fly to nine domestic — Diyarbakir, Kayseri, Hatay — and foreign — Moscow, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Ashgabat, Tbilisi — destinations, Bilal Eksi said in a Twitter post. […]

Turkey: Hotel occupancy rate up at 66.7 per cent in Jan-Nov

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Hotel occupancy rate across Turkey rose to 66.7 percent in the January-November period, a report revealed on Friday. The figure was up 10.3 percent on a yearly basis in the first 11 months of 2018, according to the Turkish Hotel Association (TUROB) report, based on a survey conducted by data and analysis company […]

You must try this tour guide in Egypt

By The Frontier Post | December 28, 2018

We’ve been promised three days of pristine beaches, snorkeling and encounters with the endangered Dugong (a marine mammal related to manatees). The bus is loud with chat and laughter. Organizers pass out water, chocolate and blue pins that say, ‘I am an Egyptian Adventurer.” Many of the students weren’t familiar with Marsa Alam. “I never […]

Bangkok is becoming the craft coffee capital of Asia

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: When Han Wang moved to Bangkok eight years ago, one of the first things he noticed was the coffee. Unlike the delicate light roasts and well-balanced flat whites Wang learned to appreciate while attending college in Australia, everything seemed “too sweet or bitter to even consider swallowing.” Starbucks had been a major […]

Dubai’s RTA takes action against illegal taxis around airports

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

DUBAI (Gulf Today):Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority will deport illegal taxi drivers offering unlicensed airport transport services, said Mohammed Waleed Nabhan, the RTA’s Director of Transport Activities Monitoring. So far 39 illegal taxi drivers have been caught by the monitoring team of RTA in the last term of this year.Fines ranging from Dhs20,000 to Dhs50,000 […]

Norwegian Air shores up its balance sheet

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

OSLO (Reuters): Norwegian Air(NWC.OL) announced a $230 million cost savings program on Monday along with steps including the refinancing of one Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dream liner that the budget airline said would generate more than $30 million in liquidity. It also said it was making several changes to its route portfolio as well as to […]

Articles

Turkey’s millennium-long standoff with the West

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

Yusuf Kaplan The history of our relations with the West goes back approximately a thousand years, it is deep-seated; it gave the West a hard time, and in time, it gave us a hard time as well. We can best illustrate our relations with the West using the terminology of aesthetics. The process that started […]

Climate change and agricultural challenges in Pakistan: The need of adaptation policy

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2019

Nasir Abbas Khan Pakistan has been one of those few developing countries who always suffered from problems brought by the developed nations. For instance the current issue of climate change is mainly caused by the world’s highly industrialized nations due to massive emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG) and Pakistan despite of having a trivial count […]

India’s labour woes put Modi government at a disadvantage

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

Manira Chaudhary As many as 200 million workers in India took part in a two-day strike on Tuesday to protest the government’s labour policies. The streets of New Delhi reverberated with slogans “Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao” (meaning: remove Prime Minister Modi, save the country), as thousands of workers, including construction workers, bank employees, students, teachers, […]

What a ‘soft coup’ in the White House will mean for global investors

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

Taha Meli Arvas President Trump’s Oval Office address Tuesday to the American people and to the world left much to be desired. Why should global investors care about a domestic US issue? The US position as a military and economic powerhouse make the news out of Washington important for nearly every investment decision. A divided […]

Pandemonium over accountability

By The Frontier Post | January 10, 2019

Abdul Rahman Malik Accountability in Pakistan has always remained an Uphill task given the weak structure of the State institutions. The Corrupt practices are rampant and flow like blood vessels in the society. When it comes for accountability, it creates mayhem in the power circles i.e the Political, bureaucratic systems that pose strong resistance to […]

Silence and self-censorship persist in Bangladesh after Dec 30 polls

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

Yashab Rahman As the dust settles on the Awami League’s landslide victory in the December 30 polls – where the party secured an unprecedented 288 out of 298 seats – the people of Bangladesh look towards the future with bated breath. In view of both allegations of vote rigging and praise from foreign powers, the […]

Editorial

CPEC diversification

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2018

Pakistan and China signed a memorandum of understanding MoU) on Thursday to expand to expand cooperation in industrial fields and attract investment in the special economic zones (SEZs).The connectivity projects like up-gradation of Peshawar-Karachi railway track, industriaisation, transfer of technology and skill development should have not been given its due priority in agreement signed by […]

Another mini budget on the anvil

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

People from the bottom and lower middle classes are yet to come out of shocks of the first money bill of the present government. But the Finance Minister Asad Umar has hinted on second money bill or mini budget to be presented in the parliament next month to meet International Monetary Fund (IMF) condition of […]

Compliance of FATF plan

By The Frontier Post | December 20, 2018

In a bid to fast-track the process of compliance of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan to get the country out of the grey-list, the government has approved a Terror Risk Assessment report, envisaging half a dozen primary sources of terror financing in Pakistan and across the border. The report also dwells upon the […]

FDI plunge

By The Frontier Post | December 19, 2018

Lack of clear road map for the revival and stabilization of economy has caused a plunge in the foreign direct investment (FDI) by 35 percent in the first five months of the current fiscal year, mainly due sharp drop in Chinese investment. The State Bank of Pakistan(SBP) reported on Monday that during July-November FY 19 […]

Proposed poverty alleviation strategy

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2018

Media reports reveal that the PTI government is considering a proposal to set up poverty alleviation unit in the Prime Minister Office to be headed by a special assistant, preferably an economist. The main purpose behind it is to implement a new broad based strategy to pull millions of people out of the vicious circle […]

Combating terrorism, regional approach

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2018

A growing realisation about adopting a regional approach to combat terrorism in the region is a good omen. Signing of Memorandum of Understanding in tripartite meeting between Pakistan, Afghanistan and China in Kabul on Saturday is a big step forward to achieve this extremely difficult goal because one regional power and a distant world power […]

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