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Data Darbar attack: Death toll climbs to 12 as another succumbs to injuries

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Another teenager succumbed to injuries on Friday and the death toll from Wednesday’s suicide blast outside the Data Darbar in Lahore rose to 12. According to reports, Mudassar, a resident of Mochi Gate area of Lahore, passed away due to wounds he sustained in the suicide attack, hospital authorities said, bringing the…

11 killed, several injured as blast rocks Baghdad

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters): At least 11 people were killed and 15 other got injured, as a blast rocked Baghdad’s northeastern Sadr City district on Thursday. Police Colonel Jamal Hameed told Reuters a parcel had been found on the side of the road near a market and detonated in a controlled explosion, hurting no one. He said…

London: Seven Kings mosque put on lockdown after gun attack

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The Seven Kings mosque has been placed on lockdown in London after gun shots fired during the prayers on Thursday night. London police have started hunt for the attacker entering the Masjid in Ilford, east London. The firing incident occurred when the evening prayers were being held at the mosque, off High…

India’s NIA again issues summons to Zafar Butt

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) has again issued summons to the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has asked the JKSM Chairman to present himself before the probe agency at its headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday, Kashmir Media Service reported. The…

Hamza bin Laden added to FBI’s list

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2019

F.P. Report WASHINGTON: On Thursday, the FBI added Hamza bin Laden, son of Usama bin Laden, to its Seeking More Information List (SMIL) regarding his terrorist activities.  Hamza bin Laden is wanted for questioning in connection with his membership in the Al Qaeda organization and his public declarations threatening the security of the United States. …

Govt seems to have surrendered ministry of finance, State Bank, FBR to IMF: Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | May 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday announced that the deal with International Monetary Fund (IMF) won’t be accepted if the deal isn’t approved by the Parliament. Speaking on the floor of Lower House of the Parliament, he lashed out at the PTI-led government’s economic policies and said that…

Global

UK Foreign secretary accuses Iran of ‘state piracy’

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Monday accused Iran of state piracy for illegally detaining a British ship in the Persian Gulf, urging it to release the vessel and its crew immediately. Hunt argued that Iran had breached international law as well as the freedom of navigation by blocking the Stena Impero’s access…

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US general, envoy meet YPG terror group in Syria

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The YPG/ PKK terror group tweeted a photo of a meeting with American officials on Monday at a time when U.S. envoy to Syria James Jeffrey is in Turkey for talks with Turkish officials. The scandalous meeting took place between Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Amba-ssador William Roebuck and Mazlum Abdi, leader of the…

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Pope Francis urges Assad to end Syrian war

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has expressed concern for the humanitarian situation in northwestern Syria and urged a negotiated end to years of fighting, in a letter delivered on Monday to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Vatican said the letter was handed over by Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, who heads the Vatican department…

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Syria: Assad, Russian airstrikes in Idlib kill 38

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk IDLIB: The death toll from Russian and Assad regime airstrikes Monday morning on two marketplaces in the Idlib, Syria de-escalation zone rose to 38 civilians, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency.  Russian jets struck the marketplace in the city of Maarat Al-Numan in the northern Idlib province, killing 31 civilians so…

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Iran sentences ‘CIA spies’ to death

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iranian authorities said Monday that 17 individuals were convicted of spying for the CIA, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. “The rulings for these spies have been issued and a number of them will be executed as corruptors on Earth,” Fars quoted an official of Iran’s intelligence ministry as saying. The…

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Trump welcomes Democrat visit to US-Mexico border

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: US President Donald Trump lauded a visit by senior Democrats to the US-Mexico border, saying it would show them that the immigration issue was not a “manufactured crisis”. “Senator Chuck Schumer has finally gone to the southern border with some Democrat Senators. This is a GREAT thing!” Trump said on Twitter on…

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Pakistan

Naval Chief, UAE Forces discuss maritime affairs

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report DUBAI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who is on an official visit to United Arab Emirates,  called on UAE’s military leadership  in Dubai and visited Shipbuilding Facility, Naval Forces Institute and Ghantout Naval Base at Abu Dhabi. During the visit, the Naval Chief held meeting with Commander of the…

Opposition to finalize strategy in next meeting: Sherry

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties would finalize a joint strategy for success of no-confidence motion they moved against the Chairman Senate in their next meeting scheduled to be held on Tuesday. A senior leader of PPP Sherry Rehman talking to media persons here on Monday at the Parliament House, said as many as 62 Senators…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Fair, free and transparent polls held in merged districts: CM

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has stated that peaceful, transparent, free and fair election in the newly merged districts has dispelled all negative propagandas and has proved that the people of tribal districts fully support the merger process. He added the people of newly merged districts have shown that they are…

KP Assembly approves amended civil services act

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Wadood Jan PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday approved amendments in the Civil Services Act 1973 to increase the retirement age from existing 60 years to 63 years. Speaking on the floor KP Provincial Assembly (PA) during session Adviser to Chief Minister on Elementary and Secondary Education Ziaullah Bangash said , chaired by Deputy Speaker…

India’s warmongering threat to regional peace: Masood

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report MIRPUR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan strongly condemning unprovoked uninterrupted shelling by Indian Army on the civilian population of the liberated territory along the Line of Control (LoC), has advised India to refrain from the escalation of tension in the region. Regretting the martyrdom of Pakistan Army personnel Manzoor Ahmed…

Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s forests are turning a profit for Islamic State

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KUNAR: With his hands tight on his machine gun at a remote checkpoint in Afghanistan’s small eastern province of Kunar, the police officer Matiullah Safi kept watch. “Daesh is just over there,” the uniformed 22-year-old said, pointing to a tree-covered hill less than a mile away, using the Arabic name for the Islamic…

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Appeals Court okays 30-year jail term for Mahsa’s kidnappers

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: An appeals court in Kabul sentenced two men for 30 years in prison on charges of kidnapping and murder of a six-year-old girl, Mahsa, in Afghan capital city. The primary court had already sentenced the two men to 30 years in prison in May. The suspects were arrested by police in Khairkhana…

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UN official: Peace process should involve all Afghans

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, who is visiting Kabul, at a press conference said the peace process in Afghanistan is not inclusive as it should be and that it should reflect aspirations of all Afghans with women at the center of the process. “Concerns about I think the…

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‘Heavy clashes’ ongoing in key district in Badakhshan province

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BADAKHSAN: Heavy clashes are ongoing in Keran Wa Manjan district of the northeastern province of Badakhshan between security forces and the Taliban since Sunday, residents of the district said on Monday. The residents said that at least one public uprising force member was killed in the fighting and four others were wounded. “The…

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President Ghani meets UN Deputy SG

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with UN Deputy Secretary General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed at the Presidential Palace, his office said in a statement. Appreciating President Ghani’s efforts on bringing reforms in the government’s different administrations, Ms. Amina declared her support from an Afghan-owned and led peace and elections process, the statement added.…

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Iran exports value to Afghanistan, Pakistan at over $5b

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs Gholamreza Ansari put his country’s current exports value to eastern neighboring countries at over five to six billion dollars, Iranian Mehr News Agency reported. He made the remarks on the sidelines of the meeting of Foreign Relations Coordination Headquarters, held in the presence of representatives…

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Business

Cement exports rise 21 per cent, says PBS

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exports of cement from the country during the financial year 2018-19 witnessed increase of 21.94 percent as compared to the corresponding period of last Year. The cement exports from the country were recorded at $271.726 million during July-June (2018-19) as against the exports of $ 222.841 million during July-June (2017-18), showing…

Sports goods’ exports dip 9.68 per cent in FY19

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exports of sports goods from the country witnessed decrease of 9.68 percent during the fiscal year 2018-19 as against the corresponding period of last year, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported. The country exported sports goods worth $308.746 million during July-June (2018-19) against the trade of $341.820 million during July-June…

SBP data shows 0.17% growth in textile exports

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Textile group exports from the country grew by 0.17 percent during the financial year 2018-19 as compared to the corresponding period of last year, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported. The textile group exports from the country during July-June (2018-19) were recorded at US $13553.153 million against the export of US…

No change in instruction on purchase of foreign currency notes by banks

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Foreign exchange policy and its operations in Pakistan are formulated and regulated in accordance with the provisions of Foreign Exchange Regulations Act, 1947 (FERA). For the purpose of ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Act, instructions to banks are issued in the form of notifications, circulars and circular letters. These instructions/circulars…

WB President calls on PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report WASHINGTON: Mr. David Malpass, President of the World Bank, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on 21st July 2019 at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington. The Prime Minister was assisted by Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister, Dr. Hafeez Shaikh, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to…

Mashreq posts Dh1.2 billion H1 net profit

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): Mashreq on Sunday posted Dh1.2 billion net profits for the first half of 2019, up 5.2 per cent compared to the same period last year. The bank reported a sharp decline in impairment allowances of 18.2 per cent, year on year. “Mashreq Bank has yet again posted a healthy net profit at the…

Sports

Influential Pogba must stay at Man United, says Mata

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a positive influence in the dressing room and must extend his stay at the club to help bring trophies back to Old Trafford, team mate Juan Mata said. Pogba said last month that he could seek a new challenge after three years at United, while his agent…

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Smith raring to go, Khawaja expected to be fit for Ashes opener

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

SYDNEY (Agenices): Sixteen months after leaving test cricket in disgrace over the ball-tampering furore, Steve Smith’s preparations for the Ashes have gone up to a manic level as the former skipper looks to return to red ball cricket in top form. Australia captain Tim Paine said former skipper Smith had given batting coach Graeme Hick…

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Former Australian tennis star Peter McNamara dies

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

SYDNEY (Agencies): Former Australian Davis Cup tennis star and Wimbledon doubles champion Peter McNamara has died aged 64, officials said Monday, prompting a flood of tributes. McNamara, a popular figure on the men’s and women’s tours, reportedly succumbed to prostate cancer. “We are all so sad to hear of the passing of Peter McNamara, a…

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Sri Lankan cricket board’s security team to arrive in Pakistan in August

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced that Sri Lanka Cricket has sent reassurance that their security team will be visiting Pakistan in August. The development was announced on PCB’s official Twitter account: “The Sri Lanka cricket board has assured PCB of sending a security team. A delegation of the Sri…

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PM Imran hints at reforms after World Cup disappointment

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan has hinted at reforms in Pakistan cricket, after the Men in Green’s disappointing performance during the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Pakistan secured 11 points in nine games during the mega event, as many as New Zealand scored, but could not make it to the semi-finals…

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Pakistan Navy, Wapda advance in 28th National Challenge Football Cup

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Wapda recorded victories against their respective rivals in the ongoing 28th National Challenge Football Cup being played here at Tehmas Khan Football Stadium on Monday. International Footballers Tariq Lutfi and Sheikh Saddique graced the occasion as guests and before the start of the match the players of Pakistan Navy,…

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Fashion & Movies

Kabir Singh earns over $1 million in Australia

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh has already cemented its place in the list of top 10 highest-grossing Bollywood movies of all times. But seems like there is no stopping this film when it comes to breaking box-office records. After doing phenomenally well at the box-office in India, the film has…

Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Article 15’ earns Rs 60 crore so far

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Despite being in the third week of its release, Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Article 15’ has been going strong at the Box Office. The film has so far maintained good collections at the ticket window and stands with a net collection of over Rs 60 crore. And despite getting serious competition from Hrithik…

Anushka Sharma announces her next project

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Post the release of Aanand L Rai’s Zero last December, Anushka Sharma hasn’t signed any film. The actress had taken some time off to travel with her husband Virat Kohli as he is usually on tour because of the number of cricket matches he plays. And the couple was not getting enough…

Super 30 to join 100 crore club

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur’s Super 30 has impressed not just the critics but the audience too. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film is doing fairly well at the box-office. Super 30 hit the theatres last Friday and in just a week the film has earned over Rs 80 crore at the…

Shilpa Shetty all set to make a comeback on big screen

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shilpa Shetty is all set to make a comeback on the big screen after a gap of twelve years. The actress was last seen in Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby Deol starrer Apne (2007). Before jetting off on a holiday with family, Shilpa has green lit filmmaker Aziz Mirza’s son Haroon directorial debut…

Malaika Arora likely to replace Kareena Kapoor Khan as judge on her TV show

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: As KareenaKapoor Khan is busy shooting for her film Angrezi Medium in London, the actress is not able to give time to her television show back home. Last time, because of her packed schedules, it was her sister KarismaKapoor, who filled in for Bebo. Looks like this time it’s going to be…

Science & Technology

Instagram will now warn users of being banned

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app, Instagram is making various changes in its platform and the latest one they made is that the platform will now issue warnings to users who are in danger of having their accounts on Instagram banned. The website has added this change to address policy violations from the users.…

Google bans Chinese App developer from Play Store

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Google has removed around 60 apps developed by the Shanghai-based, U.S.-listed software firm CooTek from its Google Play store and banned the company from its Google AdMob advertising platform for allegedly engaging in malicious ad practices. CooTek, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and known for products like the…

Virgin Orbit to launch small satellites for UK’s RAF

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Virgin Orbit, the small satellite launch arm of Virgin Galactic, will provide launch capabilities for the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF). Virgin has been angling for government contracts recently and has managed to land a project called Artemis “to demonstrate the utility of small satellites and responsive launch to provide information to…

Get ready for improved, redesigned Twitter.com

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: With more social media platforms coming in business, all the social networks are now looking for innovative ways to change the user experience. Twitter, for several years, remained unchanged with only a few new features, polices and tools, here and there. However, this time, Twitter has opted for a major change with…

Russian CEO denies FaceApp faces privacy concerns

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US consumer protection body, to “look into the…

Russia launches major new telescope into space

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn Saturday that kicked the spacecraft out of Earth’s orbit and on to its final…

Health

Alzheimer’s: Common gene explains why some drugs fail

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: New insights into a specific gene variant may help to explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work in certain people but may fail in others. The findings call for a more personalized approach to drug testing. An individual’s genotype may explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work and others fail, new research shows. Earlier…

Residents end boycott of anti-polio drive

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAKKI MARWAT: The residents of union council Takhtikhel ended boycott of anti-polio drive and expressed willingness over vaccination of their children. The announcement to this effect was made after administration officials held successful talks with area elders in Shah Tora Takhtikhel on Monday. Area people had boycotted the polio eradication campaign arguing that…

Memory loss in old age could lead to loss of hearing

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Hearing loss in older people is associated with restriction of outdoor activities, anxiety, and memory loss, finds new study Hearing loss is the world’s fourth-leading cause of years lived with disability. It may worsen an array of mental, physical, and social complications. As over 90% of hearing loss is age-related, its…

Air pollution might raise risk of death and heart diseases

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Studies have linked air pollution with the risk of developing a range of conditions, from neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s to diabetes and atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. What Is air pollution and how can it damage the heart? Air pollution refers to the release of…

1,700 killed by Ebolain DR Congo: Africa CDC

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk ADDIS ABABA: Over 1,700 people have died after contracting the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the African Center for Disease Prevention Control (Africa CDC) announced on Friday. “It is the second-largest outbreak of Ebola,” CDC Africa Director John Nkengasong told reporters at African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis…

Sri Lanka: Over 29,000 dengue cases reported in July

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: A total of 29,123 dengue cases and 58 dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country so far this year as of July 17th, the Epidemiology Unit said. According to the Govt. Information Department, the highest number of dengue cases, 6297 had been reported from the Colombo district while…

Travel

Turkish investor to revive tourism on Iran’s Kish Island

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: The interest of Turkish investors in Iran, whose economy is suffering from U.S. sanctions, is growing. Having already attracted Turkish investments in various subsectors of manufacturing, the country has also become an opportunity for Turkish tourism investments. The island of Kish, on Iran’s sunshine coast and a tourism heaven, is about to…

Italy ‘overtakes France in tourism stakes’

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Italy had more overnight stays by foreign nationals than tourist hotspot France, it’s been claimed. The country’s government tourist board said there were 216.5 million such stays in 2018 in Italy, compared with 140.7m in France. Spain, it added, was highest in Europe with 301 million. It said foreigners spent €41.7 billion…

Dominican Republic officials announce new safety measures to ease tourists fear

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Authorities in the Dominican Republic have announced new safety measures to ease tourists’ fears about traveling to the country. According to a report on CNN, the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism is making an effort to calm Americans’ fears with increased hotel inspections, more monitoring measures to medical facilities located within…

Govt in touch with reputed firms for promoting tourism in GB

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Assistant Director Tourism AstoreRahat Ali has said that the GilgitBaltistan is a best place for promotion of tourism as it possesses numerous potential tourism sites which if properly explored could generate handsome revenue for the GB Govt. The GB utilizing all its resources for the development of tourism in Gilgitbaltistan, said while…

Italy rail group incorporates development of tourism into its industrial plan

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: The Polo of Tourism of the Italian State Railways System FS Group dedicated itself to the development of tourism in Italy, as disclosed to the press in Rome. A presentation took place at the Roma Tiburtina, a second major railway station in the city, in the presence of Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister…

Babuzai wildlife range attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Following construction of Swat Expressway and Sangao-Buner road, the importance of Katlang tehsil of Mardan for tourism has significantly enhanced where people are coming to watch Baizai Irrigation Channel’s waterfalls and different types of wildlife at Babuzai wildlife Range. People along with families and friends are coming in large number to watch…

Articles

OHCHR 2019 Report on Kashmir says it all, once again!

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Iqbal Khan Like the first one last year, Pakistan has also welcomed the second report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Jammu and Kashmir captioned “Update of the Situation of Human Rights in Indian-Administered Kashmir and Pakistan-Administered Kashmir from May 2018 to April 2019”. It calls for fully respecting…

The US’s ‘S-400’ dilemma!

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Turkey’s decision to purchase S-400 missiles from Russia in order to strengthen its air defense has turned into a thorn in the side of anti-Turkey powers. These powers are pressuring Trump to designate Turkey as an “adversary.” In addition to removing Turkey from the new generation F-35 production programs, they are also pushing…

Will migrant children in the US watch Toy Story?

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Hamid Dabashi Parents across the United States these days have been taking their children to see the newest US animation blockbuster Toy Story. Schools have ended and long summer days require entertainment for children anywhere around the world. But soon after watching Toy Story, these same families return home to switch on the TV and…

Anxiety in India over Afghan peace process

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2019

Iftikhar Gilani As major powers move toward finalizing a deal in Afghanistan, anxiety looms large in India over the fate of its $3 billion worth of investments and clout in the war-torn country. In the first annual budget of his second tenure presented in parliament earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi allocated 4 billion…

Greek economic renaissance could benefit Arab world

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Afshin Molavi Shortly before the recent Greek election, the gifted orator and then-prime minister, Alexei Tsipras, delivered a rousing speech to a cheering throng of supporters, at one point declaring that his main opponent could not achieve what Tsipras was experiencing at that moment: an adoring crowd. “They can’t have a rally like this one,”…

Sarrazin and German Social Democrats’ stance on Islamophobia

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Farid Hafez It is the third attempt by the Social Democrats to exclude ThiloSarrazin from their party on allegations of racism. A chance for the Social Democrats to sharpen their profile? Sarrazin was leading as a bestselling author in Germany for a whole 21 months throughout the years 2010 and 2011.  There is no comparable…

Editorial

Testing failed recipe

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

As if the present PTI government in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has not learned lesson from the fiasco of setting up technical university on the Botanical Garden of University of Peshawar at Azakel near Nowshera. That inherently unsound but made grandiose technical education promotion project with public relations exercise was the brain child of former Chief Minister…

Emphasising democratic norms

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qisar, while taking to reporters urged the leadership of opposition political parties to accept each other mandate to smoothly carry forward the journey of democracy. He deplored the hostile attitude of the opposition parties towards the PTI government and cautioned if the negative tendency of intolerance continues then every election in…

DI Khan attacks

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

It has now become a peculiar pattern of attacks by the banned organisations to specifically target police, personnel of security forces and other law enforcing agencies in the two frontline provinces of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Baluchistan that have common border with Afghanistan. In both the provinces a large number of high ranking officers and officials…

Another milestone

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

The first ever historic polling for election of 16 seats of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Assembly was conducted in a peaceful and transparent manner in the seven tribal districts and former frontier regions. Seven independent candidates, five from PTI, two from JUI (F) and one each from ANP and JI made it to the provincial legislature. It…

Greylisting versus IMF programme

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2019

One of the major conditions attached to $ 6 billion loan programme of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the implementation of 27 points action plan of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to get off Pakistan from the greylist by September this year. Speaking at a policy symposium at Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Resident…

Self reliance in defense production

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2019

Addressing two day National Seminar on “Defense Production, Security through Self Reliance”, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa underscored the need for closer and active public-private partnership to make the defense goods manufacturing industry vibrant, self reliant and self sustained. The COAS vividly highlighted the rationale and inevitability of induction and indegenisation of…

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…