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COAS Bajwa visits COD, appreciates role in safeguarding stocks for optimum use

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday appreciated the officials of Central Ordnance Depot (COD) for reviving obsolete equipment and safeguarding stocks for optimum use in view of reducing the burden on the national exchequer, said a press release issued by ISPR. The army’s media wing said that…

PM Imran offers Asad Umar to rejoin cabinet

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan met former Finance Minister and PTI stalwart Asad Umar on Tuesday to ponder over the matters related to his return in the federal cabinet. According to private channel sources, PM Imran offered Asad Umar to re-join the federal cabinet in coming days. The former finance minister was picked…

Nashwa case: Hospital owners escape from court after judge cancels bail

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The owners of Darul Sehat Hospital – Amir Chishti and Ali Farhan – escaped from court premises in Karachi on Tuesday after their bail pleas were rejected. A judicial magistrate heard the case of Nashwa’s death today. “It was the responsibility of the investigation officer to probe the matter properly. In the…

No threat to country’s nuclear programme, CPEC: FM

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has emphatically stated that there is no threat to the country’s nuclear programme and multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Winding up discussion on an adjournment motion in the Senate today, he said there was national consensus on both the nuclear programme and the CPEC…

3 Chinese men arrested as FIA tightens screws on suspected transnational prostitution ring

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Seven more people – including three Chinese nationals – were arrested on Tuesday as the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) continues its crackdown on a gang allegedly involved in the trafficking of women to China for prostitution. The FIA identified the arrested suspects as Song Chuaoyang (ring leader), Rafique Hussain (translator and manager),…

Fake accounts case: NAB summons Asif Zardari on May 9

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday has summoned Co-Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on May 9 in the fake accounts case. According to private news channel report, NAB has prepared another reference in the fake accounts case and has summoned the Asif Zardari for questioning. Reports added…

Global

I am ready to help on Kashmir: Trump

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

This is the closest we have been to peace in Afghanistan: Imran Jalil Afridi Washington DC: American President Donald Trump while talking to the media alongside Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that he is ready to mediate and help resolve the Kashmir issue. Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that this is…

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Iraq expresses support to Pakistan on Kashmir dispute

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Leader of Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Sheikh Dr Hamam Hamoudi has said that Iraq strongly supports Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir dispute and it should be resolved according to aspirations of Kashmiri people in the light of UN Security Council resolutions. He expressed these views during his separate meetings with Chairman Parliamentary…

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Trump says Iran claim it has CIA spies ‘totally false’

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump staunchly rejected Monday Iran’s claim that it has broken up a CIA spy ring, and has sentenced some of those individuals to death. “Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a Religious Regime that is Badly Failing and has no idea…

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Syria: Russian airstrike on Idlib market kills 25

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

IDLIB, Syria (AA): At least 25 civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike Monday on a marketplace in de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency. Russian jets struck the marketplace in Idlib province’s Maarat Al-Numan city, killing 25 people, including a White Helmets volunteer, Mustafa Haj Yusuf, the head…

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Iran announces arrests, death sentences as CIA spy network busted

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

TEHRAN (AFP): Iran arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some to death after dismantling a CIA spy ring, an official said Monday, as tensions soar between the Islamic republic and arch-enemy the United States. US President Donald Trump dismissed the report as “totally false”. Security agencies “successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network,” the head of counter-intelligence…

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Mosque evacuated over bomb threat in Germany

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

BERLIN (AA): German police on Monday evacuated one of the largest mosques in the country due to a bomb threat purportedly sent by a far-right terrorist organization. The Central Mosque in the western city of Duisburg was evacuated after its staff received an e-mail apparently by the far-right terror group, Combat18, claiming that bombs were…

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Pakistan

90,000 Hajj pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Overall 90,000 pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia so far for performing Hajj rituals this year. The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony’s spokesperson said that 64,000 pilgrims are from government scheme and 26,000 under the private scheme have reached the Holy Land. While detailing the facilities being provided to the pilgrims,…

FBR requests heads of banks to provide information of ‘Benami Accounts’

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Shabbar Zaidi has requested all the heads of banks to provide information to FBR relating to Benami Accounts within fortnight. In a letter, he urged the banks to share with FBR all the gathered information in this regard, which shall be kept highly confidential. Shabbar Zaidi said…

PPP to participate in anti-govt protest on July 25: Kaira

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) senior leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Monday said that his party would participate in protest against the government’s behaviour on July 25. Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Monday, he said that it doesn’t look like the Prime Minister of Pakistan is visiting the US…

No room for cheaters in law’s profession: CJP Khosa

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa here on Monday said that law and health were the most honorable professions and added that there was no room for cheaters in the professions. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, Asif Saeed said that lawyers fought for the rights of others and underscored…

GB CM praises role of Pak Navy for defending motherland

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Deputy Naval Chief of Naval staff Rare Admiral Muhammad Zubair Shafiq called on Chief Minister Hafeez-ur-Rehman in Islamabad. He discussed matters pertaining to setting up of a naval school in Gilgit and Training center in Skardu. Chief Minister praised the role of Pak Navy for defending the motherland. He said opening…

Govt, allied parties ready to foil opposition’s bid to remove Senate Chairman

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senators of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and allied parties on Monday have completed preparations to foil joint opposition’s bid to dethrone Senate Chairman through no confidence motion. Leader of the House in Senate Shibli Faraz presided over a meeting of the senators from the PTI and allied parties. The meeting was…

Afghanistan

Afghan govt assures UN of inclusiveness of peace process

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The Afghan government on Monday assured the United Nations that any peace talks with the Taliban will be inclusive, involving Afghans from all layers of society. “The Afghan government has a clear roadmap for the peace process. One of the main principles of this process is its all-inclusiveness,” President Ghani’s spokesman Sediq…

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MPs, security heads meet behind closed doors

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament on Monday summoned heads of security agencies to brief the legislative body about a dramatic surge in violence in the country despite government’s persistence assurances that the situation will improve and the Taliban’s “backbone” will be broken. The Monday session’s quorum was not adequate to ask the security…

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Eight civilians killed in Logar Airstrike

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): At least eight civilians were killed in an airstrike in the eastern province of Logar which was carried out by Afghan forces to target militants, a senior official from the province said. The airstrike was carried out in Baraki Barak district on Sunday night, the district governor of Baraki Barak said on…

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Senior defense officials attend the Change of Command ceremony in 201st Corps

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

KABUL (Khaama Press): Senior defense officials attended the Change of Command ceremony I 201st Sialb Corps of the Afghan National Army In East of Afghanistan. Major General Hadi took over the command of 201st Silab Corps from Lieutenant General Waziri. Speaking during the ceremony, Deputy Defense Minister Dr. Yasin Zia said “I’ve learned so much…

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Officials sealed off Telecom companies’ offices in Balkh

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

BALKH (Ariana News): The Officials in northern Balkh province on Monday suspended activities of the mobile phone companies after they refused to resume their nighttime coverage in the province. The provincial officials have sealed off their offices as well. The Taliban militants have ordered mobile phone companies in Balkh to shut down their networks during…

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Significant portion of $120 billion U.S. aid to Afghanistan have been wasted: CSJWG

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

KABUL (Khaama Press): The Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSWG) shared its finding regarding government’s accountability to the nation and international community. CSWG shared its findings earlier today, hours after the 22nd Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board Meeting kicked off in Kabul. Nasir Temori, a member of the Civil Society Joint Working Group told reporters…

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Business

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…

Emirates NBD to expand in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Emirates NBD on Sunday announced plans for further expansion in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following approval from SAMA (The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority) to open 20 additional branches in the Kingdom. Emirates NBD currently operates four full-fledged branches across the Kingdom’s key regions with two branches in Riyadh, a branch in…

Dubai DED issues 2,394 new licences

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): The Department of Economic Development (DED) issued 2,394 new licences for various professional, commercial, industrial and tourism activities in June 2019. According to the Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) division of the DED, 58.5 per cent of the new licences were professional, 38.9 per cent commercial, 1.9 per cent related to tourism and…

DWTC economic value placed at Dh13.1 billion

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) said on Sunday its net economic value stood at Dh13.1 billion, creating a positive impact of 3.3 per cent of the city’s GDP in 2018. Events at DWTC generated total economic value of Dh23 billion with a high Dh13.1 billion retained within Dubai’s GDP, representing an impressive leakage…

Rice valuing $2.96 billion exported, grew by 1.6%

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Rice exports from the county during preceding financial year witnessed about1.6%  growth as compared the exports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-June, 2018-19 bout 4,104,983 metric tons of rice worth US$2.096 billion exported as compared the exports of 4,096,446 metric tons valuing US$ 2.035 billion of…

Sports

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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Peaty wins breaststroke gold, targets ‘low 56’ for 2020

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

GWANGJU (Agencies): Adam Peaty collected his third straight 100 metres breaststroke world title on Monday but such is the Briton’s dominance in the event that he had to remind himself to enjoy the moment despite not breaking the world record. A night earlier Peaty had become the first swimmer to go under the ‘Magic 57’…

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Amir Khan, Pacquiao showdown unlikely this year

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Filipino professional Manny Pacquiao has appeared to rule out a possible showdown with British boxer of Pakistan-origin Amir Khan in November, this year. Pacquiao, 40, recently became the oldest welterweight champion in history by defeating Thurman in a split decision at the MGM Grand. Khan claimed earlier in the week that he and…

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KP Boys, Girls Badminton trials for National Junior Championship held

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): A trials to select Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Boys and Girls different age group for the forthcoming National Junior Boys and Girls Badminton Championship held here at PSB Coaching Centre on Monday. Director sports Pakistan Sports board (PSB) Coaching Centre Peshawar, Mian Wahid Shah was the chief guest on this occasion. More than 100 players…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

Charges dropped in US sex assault case against Hollywood star

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Prosecutors dropped sexual assault proceedings against Kevin Spacey on Wednesday after the case against the Hollywood star collapsed over his alleged victim’s refusal to testify. William Little had accused the 59-year-old Oscar winner of groping him in a bar on the upscale resort island of Nantucket in July 2016. But Massachusetts prosecutors…

Chris Hemsworth to be seen as Thor in next movie

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Good news is awaiting Marvel fans as one of their favourite superheroes, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, is all set to return in the upcoming film, tentatively titled Thor 4. We all remember the last time when Thor was seen in the uber-successful blockbuster Avengers: Endgame. According to latest reports, Marvel Studios are officially…

Science & Technology

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…

India cancels Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon. The Chandrayaan-2 — or Moon Chariot 2 — India’s Moon mission is part of…

Health

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…

Too much sugar in baby foods, warns UN

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new guidelines on Monday to improve infant diets. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500 stores in Austria, Bulgaria, Israel and Hungary between November 2017 and…

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 some 33 percent lower than in 2010 the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up. An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV and a record 23.3 million of those have…

Travel

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…

Northern Ireland tourism shaped by decades of change

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: Marquee sporting events, beautiful scenery and unspoilt coastal resorts – it sounds like the sales pitch for a new Northern Ireland tourism campaign. In fact they are among the attractions that have drawn visitors for decades, long before the days of budget air travel and cruise liners. The Open Championship will bring…

Articles

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…

The extent of Iran’s deep state within Iraq

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq Iraq has always played a defining role in the destiny of the Middle East, but its sovereignty is being threatened by its all-powerful neighbour and the US. With such a storied and fabled history, Iraq has long been viewed as a land that possesses inherent worth and value. Whether that value was utilised…

Editorial

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…

Piecemeal release of funds

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has decided to release 25 percent funds to the line departments in the first quarter of current fiscal year for the implementation of development schemes. Previously 50 percent funds used to be released in the first quarter of each fiscal year. This year the release of more funds will be subject to…

Forex surge

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

The data released by the state Bank of Pakistan shows 12.9 percent increase to $8 billion in foreign currency reserves. The Forex held by the private banks are $7 billion plus. But the depreciation of local currency continues against the US dollar and other foreign currencies of international trade. The surge in the foreign currency…

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…