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US slaps new sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AFP): The United States imposed sanctions Monday on Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and a string of military chiefs, tightening pressure on the country that President Donald Trump threatened with “obliteration” if it seeks war. Trump signed the punitive financial measures in the Oval Office, calling it a “strong and proportionate response to…

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Mexico cracks down at US border with 15,000 troops

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AFP): Mexico has deployed nearly 15,000 soldiers and National Guardsmen to its border with the United States, the army chief said Monday — admitting they are detaining migrants who try to cross, after the policy triggered backlash. Under pressure from US President Donald Trump to slow the surge of Central Americans crossing the…

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FM Qureshi, NATO Secretary General discuss mutual interest matters

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report BRUSSELS: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday visited North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Headquarters and met with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Matters of Pakistan-NATO partnership, regional security and the peace process in Afghanistan were discussed during the meeting. FM Qureshi said that Pakistan and NATO hold eight security level agreements since 2010.…

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Arab world approves of policies of Turkish president

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Over half the people in the world’s Arab regions approve of the Mideast policies of Turkey’s president, according to a new survey. The survey by Arab Barometer for BBC News Arabic found that 51% of participants supported the Middle East policies of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose policies enjoyed far greater approval than…

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Pompeo in Saudi Arabia, Iran threatens more US drone attacks

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

DUBAI (AP): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with the Saudi king and crown prince after days of mounting tensions following the downing of a U.S drone last week and after President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of retaliatory military strikes on Iran. Iran’s naval commander, meanwhile, warned that Iranian…

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Iran says US cyber attacks fail, hints at possible talks

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

JEDDAH/LONDON (Reuters): Iran said Monday the US cyber attacks on its military had failed, while also hinting that it could be willing to discuss new concessions with Washington if the United States were to lift sanctions and offer new incentives. The longtime foes have come the closest in years to a direct military confrontation in…

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Pakistan

PPP’s leadership approached US to get NRO: Murad Saeed

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communication and Postal Services Murad Saeed here on Monday alleged that Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leadership approached the United States (US) to get National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). Responding to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s speech in the National Assembly, Murad Saeed alleged that PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari along…

Charter of economy has become ineffective now: Ahsan Iqbal

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal declared the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to charter of economy on Monday and said that they will not come under pressure at any cost. Talking in Dunya News program ‘Nuqta-e-Nazar’, he asserted that whole nation knows that Prime Minister Imran Khan was elected through…

Chairman NAB expresses resolve to end corruption from the country

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice retd. Javed Iqbal today (Monday) expressed resolve to root out corruption from the country and taking the Mega Corruption cases to their rational end. Iqbal said that corruption was the root of all evil and that he was determined to end it from the country. The…

NA Speaker urges opposition for unity to steer country out of economic crisis

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has appealed all political parties to get united in order to take the country out of economic crisis. Talking to media in Islamabad on Monday, he said national issues require thinking above politics. Asad Qaiser said Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly has also talked…

Zardari to consult party over prohibition of using ‘selected’ for PM

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said he would consult with his party on the matter of prohibiting the use of ‘selected’ word for the prime minister in the House. A day earlier, National Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, in a ruling, barred parliamentarians from using the word ‘selected’ for the…

IHC declares arbitration council’s permission necessary for second marriage

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court declared on Sunday the permission from the arbitration council mandatory for second marriage, even if the husband has prior permission from the first wife. The IHC’s Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued a 12-page written sentence today, according to which it is mandatory to take arbitration council’s permission prior…

Afghanistan

Taliban warn media outlets to stop anti-militant propagandas

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

KABUL (At News): The Taliban—a terrorist group that scrambling for legitimacy and making efforts to inject their soft corner in Afghan society through negotiation with US administration, has once again revealed their nefarious design toward nascent media outlets in Afghanistan. All media staffers in Kabul, the capital city, and elsewhere across the country will be…

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MPs agree on new faces to run for parliament speaker

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): After 35 days of turmoil over the election of new speaker for the parliament, lawmakers on Monday agreed on two new candidates to contest for the position of the speaker so that the current crisis in the house comes to an end. From 229 MPs present in the house on Monday, 120…

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Taliban kill five civilians in Badakshan

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

KABUL (At News): At least five individuals, including a woman, have been gunned down by the Taliban insurgents on Sunday overnight in northeastern Badakhshan province, local officials and residents said Monday. Modafi, a resident of Khastak village in Joram district of the province, told Radio Azadi during a telephonic conversation that those killed by Taliban…

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Polio cases reach to 10th so far

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

KABUL (At News): The number of polio positive cases in Afghanistan has reached to 10th so far in 2019, where forth of it only reported from Uruzgan province with a new one detected in Mehr Abad area of Tirinkot, the provincial capital. According to Ministry of Public Health, a 21-month-old girl is permanently paralyzed in…

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Opposition lunches new wave of anti-govt. protests

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

KABUL (At News): The Peace and Moderation Presidential Election Team has a plan of huge public gathering against the National Unity Government (NUG) today (Tuesday), as it accused President Ashraf Ghani for overstaying in power despite his legal term has ended. The Peace and Moderation Election Team led by Haneef Atmar in a statement Monday…

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to arrive in Pakistan on June 27

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani set to visit Pakistan on an official two-day trip in the coming week. The President of Afghanistan is expected to arrive in Pakistan on June 27, sources claimed. Ghani is scheduled to meet high-level government functionaries on the trip along with other dignitaries. The sources further revealed…

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Business

Petroleum Ministry prepares summary for 200 pc hike in gas prices

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Gas consumers are likely to witness major increment in their gas utility bills as the concerned authorities have recommended up to 200 per cent hike to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). Petroleum Ministry sent a summary to the Economic Coordination Committee of the federal cabinet, recommending up to 200 per cent hike…

Qatar to invest $3 billion in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Qatar is making $3 billion Qatari Riyals worth of new investments in Pakistan, in the form of deposits and direct investments, the Qatari state news agency QNA said on Monday. Following this investment, the economic partnership between Qatar and Pakistan will reach $9 billion, the agency reported, quoting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh…

Tickets could rise $300 as airlines reroute around Strait of Hormuz

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

ABU DHABI (Agencies): Airfare and flight times are expected to go up following a decision by a number of airlines to reroute their flights to bypassing the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. Airlines from both India and the UAE announced their decision to reroute their planes after a US drone was shot…

Saudi launches special residency scheme to boost revenue

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday launched a new special residency scheme aimed at luring wealthy expats as the petro-state seeks to boost non-oil revenue. The scheme offers a permanent residency for 800,000 riyals ($213,000) and a one-year but renewable residency costing 100,000 riyals (27,000), according to the online portal for registrations. The scheme…

FedEx, in another error, misses delivery of Huawei package to US

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: FedEx Corp said on Sunday an operational error prevented a Huawei Technologies package from being delivered to the United States, just weeks after the US delivery company said an error led to the Chinese firm’s packages being misdirected. “The package in question was mistakenly returned to the shipper, and we apologize…

UAE’s GDP grows 2.2% in first quarter

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The UAE Central Bank announced that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 from a year earlier. According to a report issued by the central bank, the UAE’s non-oil economy increased by 1.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared…

Sports

Bangladesh boost World Cup semi-final hopes with 62-run win over Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

SOUTHAMPTON (AFP): Bangladesh boosted their bid to reach the World Cup semi-finals as Shakib Al Hasan’s superb all-round display inspired a 62-run win over Afghanistan on Monday. Shakib’s 51 laid the foundations for Bangladesh to score 262-7 and made him the leading run-scorer in this year’s World Cup. The 32-year-old then ripped through the Afghan…

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Kohli fined for excessive appealing

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

SOUTHAMPTON (Agencies): India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25% of his match fee for excessive appealing in Saturday’s tense World Cup contest against Afghanistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced. The two-time champions survived a scare against Afghanistan, who eventually fell 11 runs short of a major upset after restricting India to 224-8…

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Afridi wants Younis, Yousuf with U19 team

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Former Skipper Shahid Afridi has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to utilize the services of ex-cricketers Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Razzaq for the under-19 team in order to bring the talent to fore. Citing India’s example, he said former robust batsman Rahul Dravid has been assigned with the Indian…

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New Zealand can be World Cup winners, says McCullum

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Wellington (Agencies): Former captain Brendon McCullum says New Zealand have the firepower to win the World Cup for the first time in their history. The Black Caps won a nail-biter against the West Indies in Manchester on Saturday to stay unbeaten at the 50-over tournament in England and Wales. New Zealand, often labelled as underdogs,…

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Pakistan ease to victory to end South Africa’s World Cup hopes

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Haris Sohail smashed a rapid-fire 89 as Pakistan ended South Africa’s World Cup hopes with a comfortable 49-run win at Lord’s on Sunday. Sohail’s dominant 59-ball knock and a tidy half century from Babar Azam helped Pakistan reach 308-7, a total that South Africa never threatened to surpass. South Africa captain Faf Du…

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COAS Gen Bajwa at Lord’s to watch Pakistan-South Africa World Cup match

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2019

LONDON (Monitoring Desk): Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived at the Lord’s cricket ground on Sunday to watch the Pakistan cricket team play against South in their key World Cup group stage match. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Lt-Gen Asif Ghafoor, the director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) accompanied the…

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Fashion & Movies

Kabir Singh continues its dominance at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani star together in Sandeep Vanga’s Kabir Singh. Though the film has been called misogynistic and patriarchal by some reviewers, the audience has by and large taken a liking to Shahid Kapoor’s performance in the film. Kiara Advani’s portrayal of the quiet and malleable Preeti is also being appreciated.…

Janhvi Kapoor starts shooting of ‘RoohiAfza’

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Janhvi Kapoor has already begun shooting for RoohiAfza, her first film alongside Rajkummar Rao. Rajkummar and Janhvi’s unusual pairing has made the audience eager to watch this project. The filming has begun in Uttarakhand. Recently, Uttarakhand locals caught her look on their phones and it went viral in no time.   Janhvi is…

Prabhu Deva, Salman Khan reunited after a decade

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan is one of the biggest superstars of the country. However, he did have a slump almost a decade ago with films like God Tussi Great Ho, Yuvvraaj, Main AurrMrsKhanna and London Dreams not doing well at the box office. Things took a turn for the better when he starred in…

Nikki Bella reveals reason that forced her into WWE retirement

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: WWE star Nikki Bella this week revealed the discovery of a benign cyst on her brain forced her retirement from wrestling. Bella, 35, explained to Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show” she’d planned to return to the ring to compete for the tag titles following surgery on her…

Anupriya Goenka to be a part of Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s film

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After doing two big blockbusters, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat and Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger ZindaHai, actress Anupriya Goenka has bagged another big film. It’s YRF’s big-budget actioner starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, which is helmed by Siddharth Anand. After doing two big blockbusters, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat and Ali Abbas Zafar’s…

Kabir Singh leaves the audiences mighty impressed

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kabir Singh starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani is ready to take on the box-office as it hits the theatres today. However, a few people have been managed to watch special screenings of the film and took to social media to reveal their thoughts about the same. According to most reactions Shahid…

Science & Technology

NASA’s new supersonic jet will be missing a front window

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: When it comes to supersonic aircraft, engineers aren’t afraid to go with a weird design if it will get them a faster plane. In the latest instalment of such feats, NASA’s X-59 QueSST has taken the shape of a pencil with wings. The aircraft’s shape brings with it some interesting questions. For…

Microsoft is launching only one next-generation Xbox

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Microsoft revealed its next-generation Xbox Project Scarlett console on stage at E3 earlier this month, but many had been expecting two consoles to be unveiled. Rumors previously suggested that Microsoft was working on a pair of new devices: one codenamed Anaconda that would be high-end, and another codenamed Lockhart that would be…

Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros over fire risk

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: US technology giant Apple has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. “The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number,” the…

World relies on open collaboration for shared success: Huawei founder

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, was recently part of an open dialogue alongside other prominent guests examining the latest economic and political headwinds affecting the global ICT industry-and Huawei in particular. The business leader stressed that the world ultimately relies on open collaboration for shared success. Speaking to a select…

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 likely to be revealed on August 7

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Samsung is expected to show off its Galaxy Note 10 during a flashy unpacked event on August 7 in New York, reported CNET. The Note is traditionally Samsung’s premier platform for showing off new phone technology (setting aside the Galaxy Fold for a moment, anyway). This year, rumors point to the…

Russia says working to fend off Western cyber-attacks

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia is aware of Western plans to conduct cyber-attacks against Russia, said the country’s intelligence head on Tuesday. “The security services are engaged in preventing attacks,” the TASS news agency quoted Intelligence Service Director Sergey Naryshkin as telling reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of international security officials. The statement followed…

Health

CM Murad announces establishment of endowment funds for HIV, AIDS patients

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday has announced to establish an endowment fund for the patients of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS. According to details, the endowment fund’s establishment has been ordered with the Rs1 billion to cure the affected patients. CM Sindh spokesperson told media that the…

Research reveals impact of both low and high iron counts

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A global study looking at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases has uncovered the impact of both low and high iron counts – and the news is mixed. People with high iron levels are not only protected against anemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to…

Encephalitis kills over 135 children

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The death toll due to suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in the Indian state of Bihar mounted to 136 on Friday, the state health department said. The total number of AES-afflicted children said to be under treatment has reached 600 children in 16 districts of the state. The maximum number of…

Controversial chemical found in popular blood pressure medicine

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: For the fourth time in the past year, a widely used blood pressure medication is under review amid concerns it could contain chemicals that could potentially cause cancer. Valisure, an online pharmacy licensed in 37 states, has alerted the Food and Drug Administration of high levels of dimethylformamide (DMF) in valsartan,…

Two more polio cases surface in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: As many as two new cases of polio virus have surfaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, increasing the total of this year’s cases to 26, on Thursday. According to local news channel report, the two cases have been reported from two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa districts. One of them was confirmed from a stool sample of…

France has lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally: survey

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally, according to the world’s biggest survey on public attitudes toward health and science, which was published on Wednesday. A third (33 percent) of French people do not agree that immunisation is safe, and it is also the only country where a majority…

Travel

KP police to introduce ‘Tourism Police Force’

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report TIMERGARA:  Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan has said the visit of thousands of tourists to scenic spots was an obvious proof that people of Malakand division were loving peace, prosperity and development. He said that lasting peace prevailed in all districts of Malakand division for which forces…

Myth: Strong baht deterring western tourists to Thailand

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: The rise and rise of the Thai Baht, and it’s pushing through the 31.05 to the US Dollar barrier on Wednesday, tops off a turbulent decade of current movement against some of the western currencies. The decade’s currency rise has also been matched by a meteoric explosion in tourism pushing Thailand into…

Icelanders in shock as tourism collapse halts economic miracle

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk REYKJAVIK: Gudrun Asta Gunnarsdottir found herself at ground zero of Iceland’s latest crisis. Four months into her second pregnancy, the 33-year-old check-in desk operator was told she was one of 315 workers being laid off at Reykjavik’s international airport. The news came as “a shock” and “caused a lot of sadness for everyone,…

Taif season of events to be started in Saudi Kingdom from 1 August

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi tourism officials have carried out more than 700 inspections of visitor sites in the run-up to one of the Kingdom’s latest festival seasons. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in Taif conducted checks at hotels, resorts, furnished residential units and tourist lodges as part of its control plan…

Turkey, Russia agrees to increase mutual tourism

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia and Turkey agreed on June 17 to expand cooperation in tourism and strengthen cultural ties at the opening of a joint festival in St. Petersburg. Speaking at a news conference in St. Petersburg, Turkey’s Vice Consul General TanerArıcan noted that Russia sends the most tourists to Turkey every year. Last year,…

From Amsterdam to Venice, the impact of too many tourists sparks outrage and action

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk Overtourism is being blamed for everything from climbers dying on Mount Everest to cruise ships going aground in Venice. Popular tourist sites are considering a host of responses from implementing fees, caps on visitors or timed ticketing. Tourists and travel advisors should also consider places off the beaten path, experts say. Several recent…

Articles

Intrusive Commentary on National Security: A Silly Venturing

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Iqbal Khan Ayesha Siddiqa is a former civil servant, and in that capacity she served as the director of naval research with the Pakistan Navy, making her the first civilian and the first woman to work at that position. She also worked in military accounts and as deputy director Defense Services Audit. She owes her…

Trump administration steps back from its own brinkmanship

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2019

Hakki Uygur After months of sabre rattling, the US government pulled back from a deeper crisis of its own making. But it remains to be seen whether this is a tactical retreat or an opportunity for a new way of thinking. Iran’s air defence missile systems shooting down a high-tech US military drone south of…

Istanbul vote not just about electing a mayor

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Faisal Al Yafai Given the stakes, the debate was surprisingly cordial. Against a backdrop of images of Istanbul, the two candidates for this Sunday’s rerun of the city’s mayoral election held a three-hour televised debate last Sunday, a rare occurrence in an electoral system more used to bombastic speeches. On one side was EkremImamoglu, the…

War scripted by Washington

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Finian Cunningham The drama of attacks on oil and tanker assets in the Middle East can’t seem to get any more tense. The danger of war breaking out between the US and Iran is reaching a crescendo. However, if this goes down, it is a war scripted by Washington. Nearly a week after the Trump…

‘Morsi was forced to dieas he was forced out of power’

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2019

Murat Sofuoglu Why did former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s death stir intense criticism of Sisi-led regime? Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was forced to die by Egyptian authorities who left him unattended for a long time after he collapsed in a court room on Monday, said HamzaZawba, the former spokesman of the Egyptian…

PTM and its foreign supporters stand exposed!

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2019

Iqbal Khan Pakistan voted last year to merge its borderlands’ territories, once known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), into the country’s political and legal mainstream. At a stroke, the move assigned the region’s five million residents — the vast majority of them from the ethnic Pashtun minority — the same constitutional rights as…

Editorial

Devastating forests’ fires

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

In a record number of 111 incidents of fires in different forests on the mountains of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa 210,100 trees mostly of pines have been destroyed. This is not only a significant damage caused to the Billion Tree Plantation Project, which was launched in 2014 in response to fight headlong the challenges of climate change,…

Rejecting Auditor General’s report

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

The ghost of financial irregularities in the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Project refuses to go away despite the repeated trouble shooting exercise in media by Shaukat Yousafzai, the skillful and articulate information minister of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. A few days ago, a report released by the Auditor General of Pakistan had pointed towards not so transparent…

Reduction in medicines’ prices

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2019

The Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has formally issued directives to multinational and national pharmaceutical companies about 15 to 30 percent reduction in the prices of different brands of 178 medicines. The directives may bring 15 percent reduction in the prices of 89 brands of certain medicines and 30 percent decrease will be enforced…

Afghan peace conference

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2019

Afghan Peace Conference was held at Burbhan in Murree in which 57 delegates from 18 political parties and groups from Afghanistan participated. The noteworthy participants were GulbadinHikmatyar, KarimKhalili and Ustad Atta Noor. Speaking at the inaugural session of the peace conference, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah MehmoodQuershi reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the ongoing peace process to…

Interest free business loans

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan distributed 5000 sanction letters among the youth of tribal districts enabling them to avail bank  loans of one million each and start small business enterprises preferably under sole proprietorship. This is worth appreciation measure of the provincial government in keeping with “youth loan policy” of the Prime Minister Imran…

Authentic tax profiling

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), while addressing a press conference, formally launched the online tax profiling system, which will enable 53 million people to check their bank details, properties, utility bills and travel history. This is commendable quantum leap towards the documentation of economy for the purpose of expanding the tax net through progressive…

Letters to Editor

Ignore Pakistan at your own peril

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2019

With cricket’s greatest carnival underway in England, the 10 best teams are raring to go. With the quality of cricket played by all contenders over the last few years, this edition of the Cricket World Cup is expected to produce some of the most exciting, nail-biting thrillers to-date. Pakistan enters the World Cup as the…

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Through the lines of your esteemed news paper, i would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the sorry state of affairs of the people at the hands of police. Despite the tall claims made (still making) by previous government of reforming police department, no improvement whatsoever is seen in our area…

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

“One who does not show mercy to our children is not from my community” [Holy Prophet (SAW)] Kindness towards children was one of the Prophet’s special characteristics. Children are flowers of heaven and they are the beautiful creation of God. Child labour is a terrible and big crime. In Pakistan it is an ever growing…

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

What is behind the devaluation of Pakistani currency? What are its effects on our economy? The Pakistani currency has experienced a worst fall against the US dollar ever in the history of Rs 143 per Dollar. The rupee has lost about 35 percent since the first devaluation in Dec 2017. PM Imran Khan on the…

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

It has been reportedly learnt that the Chief minister of KP Mahmood Khan has issued directives to all the ministries/ departments and quarters concerned to fulfill all the legal formalities before tabling any bill or law in the house for legislation. They have been further directed to share and discuss the theme of the bill…

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

In the past few years, the role of a woman has changed drastically in Pakistan. Women are now stepping out of their houses to earn and break free from all stereotypes that confine women to live inside home. Women can now be seen working as fire fighters, pilots,air traffic Controllers, bankers, company executives, labourers, farmers…