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Ready for long march to safeguard 18th amendment: Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asserted on Tuesday that he was ready to take to streets and conduct a long march to safeguard the 18th constitutional amendment. Speaking to media at the inauguration ceremony of a hospital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said, “we will adopt any legal option available…

PML-N’s Shehbaz owns four flats in UK

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif has owned four flats in London, revealed by Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) documents. According to the documents submitted by the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), flats on Berkeley Street, Staines Road, West Tower Pan Peninsula, owned by…

10 injured including policemen as gunmen attack DIG office in Loralai

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: At least 10, including eight policemen were injured on Tuesday after unidentified gunmen attacked the office of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police in Loralai. According to police sources, four unidentified gunmen entered the office of DIG Loralai and opened fire. Police added that two of the four attackers were killed in…

Russian envoy Kabulov appreciates Islamabad’s role in Afghan peace process

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov discussed the current regional situation on Tuesday. According to details, both Kabulov and Qureshi discussed the Afghan peace during the delegation-level talks at the Foreign Office. Foreign Office Spokesperson tweeted that Russian envoy Kabulov appreciated Pakistan’s…

LHC to hear Shehbaz Sharif’s bail plea today

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear a bail petition filed by Shehbaz Sharif today (Tuesday) against two corruption cases. According to reports, LHC has sought record of Shehbaz’s imprisonment from National Accountability Bureau (NAB). President of PML-N Shehbaz Sharif is facing inquiries into Ashiana Housing Scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills. He…

Top court dismisses review petition against Aasia Bibi’s acquittal

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has dismissed a review petition against Aasia Bibi’s acquittal, on Tuesday. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khan Khosa headed a three-member bench and the bench comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel. Earlier on October 31 last year, a SC bench headed…

Global

Talk of cooperation with Ukraine premature: Russia

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: In the wake of Vladimir Zelensky’s apparent election win on Sunday, talk of cooperation between Kiev and Moscow is premature, according to President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman. “It’s too early to talk about President Putin congratulating Mr. Zelensky, as well as the opportunity to work together,” Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “Let’s proceed…

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US spy plane seen over Seoul after NK missile test

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

SEOUL (AA): A U.S. spy plane was reported to be hovering over the South Korean capital following new missile tests by Pyongyang. According to the daily Chosun Ilbo, an RC-135W Rivet Joint was “scrambled over the Seoul metropolitan area” after North Korea announced it was testing a new tactical guided missile last week. “The plane…

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Israel closes Ibrahimi mosque to Muslims for Passover

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

HEBRON (AA): Israeli authorities closed the Ibrahimi Mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron to Muslim worshippers for two days on Monday to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, according to a Palestinian official. “The Israelis have notified us about the closure of the Ibrahimi Mosque as of Monday morning until Tuesday night,” Hafthi…

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Israeli PM hails US move to ratchet up pressure on Iran

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

TEL AVIV (AA): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision not to renew temporary waivers allowing certain countries to continue purchasing Iranian oil. Describing Trump’s decision as one of “great importance”, Netanyahu said that the move would serve to ratchet up pressure on the “terrorist regime” in Tehran. In…

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US ends waivers for Iran oil sanctions

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): The United States announced Monday it would end waivers for sanctions on countries importing oil from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement as part of Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran to force countries to cease getting oil from Tehran. Pompeo said the U.S. plans to force Iran to get…

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Death toll from Tripoli fighting rises to 254: WHO

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

TRIPOLI (AA): The death toll from ongoing fighting between Libyan rivals in the capital Tripoli has risen to 254 and hundreds others injured, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. “The death toll of the clashes in Tripoli has hit 254, and 1,228 people have been injured,” the WHO said on Twitter. “Specialized…

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Pakistan

Legislation on ice drug on the card: Ali Muhammad

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan Monday informed that special legislation regarding new drug ice would be introduced as part of efforts to control use of narcotics in the country. He was answering to a question in the National Assembly giving details of  steps taken by the government against sale and…

PM: It’s time to find out ways to enhance Pak-Iran bilateral trade

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report TEHRAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said it was time that both Pakistan and Iran should find out ways and means to enhance their bilateral trade to exploit the existing potential. Addressing the business community of Pakistan and Iran here during his two-day official visit to Iran, the prime minister said the…

Terrorists killed in Hayatabad planning attacks on political leadership, claims CCPO

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P Report PESHAWAR:  The Capital City Police Officer Qazi-Jamil-ur-Rehman claimed that terrorists who were killed in a joint operation of Pak Army and police personnel at Phase VII of Hayatabad were running a full fledge network and they were planning to target political leadership of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This was said by CCPO while talking to…

Pakistan condemns continuing detention of JKLF Chairman

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday strongly condemned the continuing incarceration of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik since February 22 on trumped-up charges despite his deteriorating health. Yasin Malik, who was arrested  under the draconian Public Safety Law, was shifted to the notorious Tihar Jail despite his worsening health, according to…

SMC delegation visit CPO, meets IGP Dr. Naeem

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan has said that new era of policing have started in the merged districts  and positive changes would be brought in the lives of local people so as to enable them to lead the country in different strata of life. This, he…

‘Govt to strengthen intra-country connectivity’

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar Monday said that the government was committed to strengthen intra-country connectivity through road infrastructure development, especially in less developed areas. Improved connectivity would generate business activities and bring economic benefits to far flung areas of the country, he said while chairing a meeting…

Afghanistan

37 militants killed in operations

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least 37 militants were killed in the latest operations of the Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes which were conducted in five provinces of the country. Nine Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in Tarinkot city. The sources further added that 9 more militants were killed in separate operations of the…

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Forces thwart militants bid to carry out a deadly car bomb attack

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan security forces have thwarted militants bid to carry out a deadly car bomb attack in Kabul city, the Ministry of Interior announced Monday. According to a statement released by MoI, the Afghan security forces conducted a targeted raid in Surobi district of Kabul city on Sunday night and confiscated a…

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Taliban commander ‘Dada’ killed in strike

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD CITY: A commander of the Taliban group and his seven fighters were killed in a U.S. drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the U.S. forces carried out an airstrike using unmanned aerial vehicle targeting a Taliban commander famous as Dada and his…

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CEO says ‘mismanagement’ interrupted Doha meeting

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who addressed the Council of Ministers meeting on Monday, said the Qatar conference was “interrupted” due to “mismanagement” and with that, an opportunity for talks was lost. The meeting was canceled over the disagreement of Qatari government with the 250-member list proposed by the Afghan government as the…

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Presidential Palace officials apologize for alleged abuse of journalist by PPS guards

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Presidential Palace officials have apologized over the alleged beating of a senior journalist Abdullah Khenjani by the security guards of President Protective Service (PPS). Presidential spokesperson Shahussain Murtazawi said he visited the office of 1TV News together Gen. Riaz Aryan and Haroon Chakhansuri to apologize over the alleged beating of Mr.…

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Afghan forces rescue 24 civilians abducted by ISIS

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: The Afghan armed forces have rescued 24 civilians who were abducted by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) in Nangarhar. Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said ISIS-K militants had abducted 24 civilians of in Chaparhar district on Monday. Khogyani further added that the hostages were rescued after…

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Business

US ends waivers for Iran oil sanctions

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): The United States announced Monday it would end waivers for sanctions on countries importing oil from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement as part of Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran to force countries to cease getting oil from Tehran. Pompeo said the U.S. plans to force Iran to get…

Gold imports dip 20.48%

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The gold imports into the country dipped by 20.48 percent during the first three quarters of the current fiscal year (2018-19) as compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan imported gold worth $11.861 million during July-March(2018-19) compared to the imports of $14.916 million during July-March (2017-18), showing decrease of 20.48…

PM: It’s time to find out ways to enhance Pak-Iran bilateral trade

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report TEHRAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said it was time that both Pakistan and Iran should find out ways and means to enhance their bilateral trade to exploit the existing potential. Addressing the business community of Pakistan and Iran here during his two-day official visit to Iran, the prime minister said the…

‘B&R industrial cooperation fosters new growth drivers’

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

BEIJING (XInhua/APP): The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has provided new growth drivers for faster development in participating countries through the building of industry, supply, service, and value chains that benefit all and are shared by all, according to a report released Monday. From 2013 to 2018, China’s direct investment in Belt and Road (B&R)…

China stocks lead Asia gains in tepid holiday trade

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

TOKYO (AFP/APP): Chinese stocks started the week on a positive footing Monday but trade was lacklustre with many major global markets closed for Easter and Japanese shares drifted lower. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index appeared to gain some traction from comments by Chinese policymakers reiterating support for the economy at a meeting of top officials…

‘Govt to strengthen intra-country connectivity’

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar Monday said that the government was committed to strengthen intra-country connectivity through road infrastructure development, especially in less developed areas. Improved connectivity would generate business activities and bring economic benefits to far flung areas of the country, he said while chairing a meeting…

Sports

Johnson remains world no. 1

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Island (Agencies): Dustin Johnson maintained his position as the world number one on Monday despite collapsing out of contention in the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head. The former US Open champion remains at the top of the latest rankings, holding a slender lead over Justin Rose and his fellow American Brooks Koepka. Johnson took a…

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Kuldeep’s loss of form worrying for India

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

MUMBAI (Agencies): Kuldeep Yadav is expected to lead India’s slow-bowling attack in the World Cup but his poor form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) could become a headache for Virat Kohli’s men with just over a month left before the 50-over tournament. The left-arm wristspinner sits at seventh in the bowlers’ rankings in…

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Former foes unite to lead France into Fed Cup final against Australia

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): France set up a Fed Cup final against Australia on Sunday when Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, who once were barely on speaking terms, teamed-up to crown a 3-2 victory over Romania. Former Roland Garros doubles champions Garcia and Mladenovic beat Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to secure the winning…

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Djokovic extends lead as world no. 1

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title. Djokovic, winner of the last three Grand Slam tournaments, is now over 3,000 points clear of old rival Nadal despite a quarter-final defeat…

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Pakistan boxer Waseem to return to the ring in June

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem is all set to return to the boxing ring this year with his comeback bout scheduled to be held in June. The 31-year-old boxer from Quetta told Geo.tv that his next fight is scheduled to be held on June 22nd and the opponent will be finalized later…

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Good to be World Cup underdogs, says Sarfraz

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Monday that being underdogs in next month’s World Cup eases the pressure on his young team, who leave for the tournament this week. Pakistan will play three warm-up matches before taking on joint-hosts England in a five-match one-day series and a Twenty20. The 1992 World Cup…

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Fashion & Movies

Andhadhun earns over Rs 300 crore in China

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: After winning hearts in India, now Sriram Raghavan’s thriller Andhadhun is creating history in China. Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte have given stellar performances in the film and thus the film has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark at the box-office in China. Andhadhun, which was released in China earlier this…

Akshay Kumar to do a horror comedy ‘Kanchana’

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Horror comedies are gradually becoming the newest trick of the trade. While we’ve seen films like Bhool Bhulaiya and Chamatkar in the past, after Stree’s success last year, more and more filmmakers are venturing into the genre. Coming up next, Akshay Kumar will be seen in the Hindi remake of Raghav Lawrence’s…

Vicky Kaushal gets injured while shooting for his next film

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vicky Kaushal is in high demand in Bollywood currently. The actor kick-started the year with a blockbuster in the name of Uri:The Surgical Strike and he has now moved on to shooting for his next project. Vicky has been shooting in Alang, Gujarat since the past few days where the world’s largest…

Diljit Dosanjh to be seen in South movie

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh is immensely loved by fans globally. The actor-singer has also starred in Bollywood films and been applauded for his solid performances. Ready to surprise audiences once again, Diljit may soon feature in a South film. Talking about the same, the actor told a leading daily, “I like south…

Aneez Bazmee wants to bring back Ajay Devgan and Kajol on the big screen

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anees Bazmee who has films like Hulchul, No Entry, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng and Ready to his credit, is now  busy directing Pagalpanti starring an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Pulkit Samrat, Arshad Warsi, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla. And while he’s at it, he shared…

Kartik Aaryan dismisses rumors of having differences with Kriti Sanon

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk This morning a leading entertainment daily carried an article saying that Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon share cold vibes post the success of their film Luka Chuppi. According to reports Kriti was not happy with Kartik Aaryan taking the credit for the film’s success. However there is no truth to this article and…

Science & Technology

UBL leads Digital Revolution in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: As part of the Bank’s Digital Agenda, UBL was the Title Sponsor of the 12th International Mobile Commerce Conference, held in Karachi. This half-day conference focused on Digital Transformation and how financial institutions like banks are using digital technology as enabler of digital commerce. Leading local and international experts from banks and…

Samsung delays launch of its new foldable phone after reports of defects

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: Samsung Electronics has delayed its media events to launch its new foldable phone in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which were planned for this week, after defective samples of the Galaxy Fold were reported last week. Samsung said the events were postponed but gave no reasons for the delay and added it had…

Whatsapp new feature to restrict users from taking screen shots

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Whatsapp is reportedly testing a new feature that would restrict users to take screen shot of the chats if they enable authentication feature in the app. According to Wabetainfo, the world’s biggest messaging app is working to introduce the new feature and may roll out it soon. In order to stop others…

Facebook bans far-right UK figures, groups

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Social media giant Facebook has permanently banned various far-right groups and individuals, the company said on Thursday. The banned groups include the xenophobic and Islamophobic British National Party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL), and Britain First. “Individuals and organisations who spread hate, or attack or call for the exclusion of others…

OPPO launches F11 and F11 Pro with dual rear camera in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: OPPO, a leading global smartphone brand, expanded its F series portfolio of smartphones recently at Mohatta Palace in Karachi with the launch of OPPO F11 Series. The smartphone boasts of portrait photography in low light with several other innovative technologies. F11 Pro is equipped with a new 48MP ultra-clear camera system, a…

Mobile Journalism is the future of media industry: Prof. Dr. Khalid Sultan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in collaboration with Business Incubation Center (BICON) of NUML and Digital Broadcast Pvt. Ltd (DBTV.live). organized a four-day training session on Mobile Journalism aka MOJO. The training focused on making human centric stories through mobile phones. The training enriched the students with the technical knowledge…

Health

Anti-polio drive begins today across Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Coordinator of Polio Eradication Program Dr. Rana Safdar, has said that a countrywide anti-polio drops campaign to started across country including Azad and Gilgit Baltistan today (Monday). He claimed that the anti-polio drive will target 39 million children across country. He urged the people to cooperate with polio teams to administer…

Doctors successfully stitch hole in child’s heart without surgery through hybrid angiography

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Doctors has successfully stitched hole in the heart of the five-year-old girl without performing surgery on it, through hybrid angiography on Friday in Children Hospital Lahore. According to reports, Dr Masood Sadiq and his team had completed the operation without performing surgery. A hybrid lab has been established at the Children Hospital…

Ebola death toll in Congo rises to 777

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

DAKAR (AA): The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 777 since the start of an outbreak in late July last year, the country’s Health Ministry said on Friday. The outbreak of the Ebola, named after the Ebola River, which emerged for the first time in the world…

Food allergies can strike at any age

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring CALIFORNIA: You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you’ve eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top—but not the only—food culprits are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish, wheat and soy, according to the…

195,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen in 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

SANAA (AA): At least 195,000 suspected cases of cholera have been registered in Yemen since Jan. 1 of this year, while more than 3,000 people have died of the disease since 2016, according to an international aid NGO. “Some 195,000 people are suspected to have contracted the disease so far this year, of whom more…

Purple corn likely to reduce inflammation, diabetes

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: New research suggests that chemicals in purple corn can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance in a mouse cell model. Eating a healthful diet is a cornerstone of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Fruit, nonstarchy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes are all on the list of foods that…

Travel

Tunisia tourism sector makes flying start to 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Tunisia wooed more tourists in the first quarter of this year, which saw a 17.4 percent increase in arrivals compared to the same period in 2018, according to Tunisian Ministry of Tourism data quoted by Asharq Al-Awsat. The tourism sector saw an influx of up to 787.8 million dinars ($262.6 million) of…

EU-China Tourism Year boosts tourism sector in Europe

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: While the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 (ECTY 2018) has officially come to an end, the success of the initiative continues to be felt, with growing numbers of Chinese tourists putting European destinations at the top of their tourism agendas throughout 2018 and beyond. Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and…

The 7 most fascinating mosques in China

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has an ambiguous stance in regards to institutionalized faith. On the one hand, the People’s Republic recognizes five religions — Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism — and protects freedom of religious belief under its constitution, but on the other, the Council on Foreign Relations reports that “China is home to…

Solid measures afoot for promotion of tourism in scenic Gilgit Baltistan

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Minister for Tourism Gilgit Baltistan Fida Khan said Thursday the government was taking concrete steps to promote tourism. While talking to media persons, the GB minister said Gilgit Baltistan region was endowed with tremendous natural beauty and the tourism department was utilizing all its available resources to explore tourism spots and attract…

SCTH announces plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom, as part of a lending initiative to aid the sector in underdeveloped Saudi regions. Abdul Majid bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Nasser, the SCTH’s director general of tourism investment, said that the initiative,…

Giant’s Causeway tourism impact examined by National Trust

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A year-long study will assess the impact of more than one million tourists a year on the Antrim coast. It was commissioned by the National Trust, which manages two main sites that attracted 1.5m visitors in 2019. With the projected growth in tourism, the trust says numbers visiting the Giant’s Causeway and…

Articles

Self-destruct approaches to Afghan peace

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Iqbal Khan Much hyped expectation for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghan conflict has suffered yet another major setback. Trumped up intra-Afghan conference between the Taliban and Afghan government officials has been deferred without specifying the next date. This Doha meeting was not a part of ongoing direct talks between the Taliban and…

Mueller left a strong hint on obstruction

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Cass R. Sunstein In coming to terms with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, we should adopt a principle of neutrality and put entirely to one side our enthusiasm, or our lack of it, for President Donald Trump. It is also essential to emphasize that the report, running to two volumes and some 448 pages, will…

America Can’t Solve Afghanistan’s Corruption Problems

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Jerrod A. Laber On Monday, April 8, three U.S. soldiers and one contractor were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of U.S. personnel killed there in 2019 to seven. For advocates of foreign policy restraint, every new American death represents the moral imperative for U.S. withdrawal from the region. To…

The ‘strong man’ option is destabilizing Libya

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Talha Kose Libya’s civil war has devastated the country for the last five years and is escalating again with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s recent march to western Libya. The resource-rich country is the focus of both regional countries and European powers. The U.N.-recognized unity government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the militia loyal to…

Arab Spring 2.0

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Hilal Kaplan Libya, Algeria and Sudan. All three are located on the African continent, self-proclaimed Arab countries with Muslims being the majority in each population. Libya has yet to recover from the process that started with the notorious NATO bombardment. Crowds, away from their human feelings, who celebrated the lynching of Moammar Gadhafi are now…

AIPAC’s weakening grip on US foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Abukar Arman Despite the 18,000 faithful who came the past weekend to pledge their unwavering support to Israel, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) finds itself in a Dickensian moment of history that could be retrospectively described as: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times” or it was the…

Editorial

Prime Minister’s Iran visit

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Prime Minister Imran in his visit of Iran met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and discussed the matters of cross border terrorism, bilateral trade and prospect of completion of Pakistan-Iran gas pipl.ine. The visit took place in the aftermath of Ormara terror attack, the responsibility of which has been accepted by an alliance of Baloch terrorist…

Actions versus promises

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Giving a brief about the core points of the Prime Minister address to a meeting at Banigala, Special  Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Asiq Awan said that new team of cabinet has been tasked to control high prices spiral. About the rational of changing the finance minister, she clarified the former minster was not…

Reaction to cabinet reshuffle

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

In parliamentary form of government cabinet reshuffles or resignations of high profile ministers on differences with party leadership on political issues are regarded as routine matters. In the mother of democracies the UK sometimes major reshuffle have occurred in the governments of both political parties. But in Pakistan the opposition parties have overreacted to minor…

Crisis in agriculture

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Whereas the agriculture sector plunged into crisis some 30 years ago, it reached to crescendo when Agriculture Ministry was devolved to provinces under 18th Amendment as the provinces slashed its budget by 60 percent despite the transfer 57 percent resources from center to the federating units under 7th National Finance Commission Award. The financial resources…

Wave of terrorist attacks

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

The memories of extreme grief and outrage were still fresh in the minds of people about the Hazargangi Quetta vegetable market attack that another soul searing and blood curdling incident of terrorism occurred in the restive province of Baluchistan. Two dozens unidentified assailants, who were wearing clothes that resembled FC uniform, picked out 16 people…

Money laundering investigation

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

While giving briefing to journalists after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Federal Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry disclosed that Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has been authorized to investigate money laundering related charges. Up till now the matter was within the purview of Federal Investigation Agency which also conducted crackdown to curb money laundering through Hundi…

Letters to Editor

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…

TF and Pakistan’s economic quagmire

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Financial Action Task Force is a global body which aims at combating money laundering and terrorists financing. FATF grey list comprises of the countries which lacks in implementing strategic policies against terrorist financing. Pakistan was also grey listed from 2012 to 2015. But later due to efforts and policies, Pakistan was removed from the grey…