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Pakistan, China to stay together through thick and thin, says Gen. Bajwa

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

ISLAMABAD (INP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday declared that China and Pakistan will stand through thick and thin, shoulder to shoulder to safeguard their sovereignty and territorial integrity. Our friendship is unique and unparalleled in country-to-country relationship at all levels, he said while speaking as a chief guest at…

NAB to file four references against Sharif family, Dar

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday decided to file four references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his three children, son-in-law and former finance minister Ishaq Dar. The references would be filed under orders from the Supreme Court as part of the verdict which disqualified Nawaz from the office of prime…

MQM-P will vote for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: The MQM-Pakistan stated on Monday that its parliamentarians would vote for PML-N’s candidate for interim prime minister. According to details, MQM-Pakistan would decided to throw their support behind PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and vote for him for the post of interim prime minister. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was declared as PML-N’s choice for…

Every party bound to provide its funding sources under law: CJP

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Mian Saqib Nisar Monday remarked that according to the law every political party is bound to provide its funding sources. A three-member bench head by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising on Justice Umar Bandiyal and Justice Faisal Arab conducted the hearing of the case regarding…

Opposition parties fails to bring joint candidate for PM’s slot

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The opposition political parties failed to bring a joint candidate for Prime Minister Slot as it is to be contested on Tuesday. Leaders of opposition parties held a meeting in this regard on Monday in Opposition leader, Khursheed Shah Chamber but they were failed to build any consensus to finalize a joint…

Credit in Panama case to be given Siraj says Khursheed Shah

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah has said Jamaat-i-Islami chief, Senator Siraj-ul-Haq was the first to take up the Panama case in the apex court and because of his struggle the SC announced the historic verdict on Friday. Shah said that the credit must be given to Siraj and his…

Global

‘US wants allies to gain Info on Russian military’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Earlier in May, President Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty due to alleged violations of the agreement by Russia. Moscow denies the accusations, stressing that it intends to further fully comply with the treaty’s provisions. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw Washington from the Open Skies…

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Hundreds protest across central London

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Brits have been circulating protest posters on social media, announcing demonstrations for the coming week, as US states have increasingly been taking top security measures to ease social unrest in the wake of an unarmed black man’s killing in Minneapolis. Hundreds of demonstrators have broken lockdown rules in Britain gathering in London’s…

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Row between Sudan, Ethiopia erupts over border clashes

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk KHARTOUM: Ethiopian authorities on Sunday called for a joint investigation into an incident that occurred on the border with Sudan on May 28. In the spirit of containing the situation on the ground and avoiding any further tension, the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs “urged the two countries should work together through existing…

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Israel urges Austrian government to blacklist Hezbollah

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israel on Sunday welcomed a call by the Austrian Parliament for the EU to blacklist Lebanese group Hezbollah. “This is a significant decision against Hezbollah,” Foreign Minister Gabi said. “I hope that Austrian government adopts the parliamentary decision and joins the UK, Ger-many, and the Netherlands who recognized Hezbollah in its entirety…

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Trump: National Guard should be used in other states before it’s too late

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The US has for five days straight been seeing countrywide protests over the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, forcing some state governors to call in the National Guard to stop the looting, vandalism, and violence. Trump has praised the actions of the National Guard…

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Dozens of Israeli settlers tour Al-Aqsa as site reopens

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Dozens of Jewish settlers on Sunday forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, shortly after the site was reopened, according to the mosque director. “Around 105 Jewish settlers have entered the compound since early morning under protection of Israeli police,” Omar Kiswani, di-rector of Al-Aqsa Mosque, told Anadolu Agency. He…

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Pakistan

Wearing face masks mandatory in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Abdullah Momand ISLAMABAD: Following the surge in covid-19 cases in federal capital and in a single day more than 226 new cases reported the capital administration make mandatory wearing of masks at all public places and noted that in violation strict action will be taken including imposition of fine Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Mohammad Hamza Shafqat…

Pakistan, WB to sign $188mln pact

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has agreed to join hands with Pakistan to support the latter’s disaster resilience and ecosystem restoration initiatives through more reliable and timely weather forecasting, improved disaster risk management services as well as help tackle growing environmental challenges. “The World Bank has conveyed its willingness to the government of Pakistan…

No shortage of health facilities at hospitals: Mirza

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr Zafar Mirza on Sunday said that there is no any shortage of bed, ventilator or any other facility for COVID-19 patients at hospitals. Addressing a press conference at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Dr Mirza said that only 28…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Ghani expert of all departments except education: Khurram

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi Division President and Member Sindh Assembly Khurrum Sher Zaman on Sunday said that Saeed Ghani has an expertise about all other institutions except for his own department of education. In a statement, he said that the provincial education minister was once again spreading hatred. The MPA said the…

Fazl flays sacrilege of Abdul Aziz’s tomb

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Central Amir of Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI)F, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman has expressed his sever condemnation over heinous act by some scrupulous elements of desecrating the tomb of sixth caliph of Islamic Empire, Umar Bin Abdul Aziz (RA) at Adleep province is Syria. In a press statement issued here by JUI(F) Media Cell, Maulana…

Afghanistan

COVID-19 cases over 15,000 in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): On Sunday, the Ministry of Public Health reported 680 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,112 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported eight COVID-19 deaths and 25 recovered patients in the last 24 hours. Kabul leads with 371 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 624…

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8 Family members killed in Herat traffic accident

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

HERAT (TOLO News): At least eight members of a family were killed in a traffic accident on Saturday night in Herat province, local officials said Sunday. Jelani Farhad, Herat governor’s spokesman, said that the incident occurred on the Herat-Kandahar highway in Adraksan district of Herat province. According to Jelani, those killed were three children, three…

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3 Civilians killed in shelling in Parwan

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

PARWAN (TOLO News): At least three members of a family were killed Saturday afternoon when a mortar shell landed on a their house in Parwan province, local officials said Sunday. Wahida Shahkar, the Parwan governor’s spokeswoman, said the mortar was fired “by the Taliban” to target security forces at a checkpoint in the Joye Dukhtar…

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US-Taliban: Agreement implementation in everyone’s interest

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report KABUL: A few days earlier the message of the esteemed leader of the Islamic Emirate, Amir-ul-Mumineen Sheikh Hibatullah Akhundzada, was published on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The message elucidated the policy of the Islamic Emirate about various subjects related to Afghanistan and the ongoing Jihad. The message of Amir-ul-Mumineen on the occasion of…

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Bomb blast kills two media staff in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

KABUL (AA): At least two employees of a local Afghan TV channel were killed and four more injured by a bomb blast in the country’s capital Kabul on Saturday. The country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that the incident took place in the city’s downtown Qulola Pushta neighborhood in the evening. There were no…

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Afghan head of peace talks says ready for dialogue with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

KABUL (AFP): A top Afghan official appointed to lead the much-awaited peace talks with the Taliban said Saturday his team was ready to start “at any moment” with the insurgents. Abdullah Abdullah, who heads a council to represent the government in negotiations, said an ongoing lull in violence triggered by a surprise ceasefire offered by…

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Business

Volkswagen invests euros in electric vehicle sector

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING : Volkswagen said on Friday it will invest around 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in two Chinese companies in the electric vehicle sector, calling it “the world’s biggest market”. The German car giant said it will take a 50 percent stake in JAG — the parent company of state-owned JAC Motors —…

Euro business loans up

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Growth in lending to eurozone businesses continued to accelerate in April as companies sought funds to cope with the tough coronavirus lockdowns which hit activity, European Central Bank data showed Friday. Loans to non-financial firms added 6.6 percent year-on-year in April after 5.5 percent in March, the ECB said in…

Footwear exports increased

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Footwear exports during first ten months of current financial year grew by 7.99% as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-April2019, footwear worth $108,430 thousand were exported as compared to the exports of $100,403 thousand of same period of last year. According the…

Gold price increases Rs800

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The per tola price of 24 karat gold increased by Rs800 and was traded at Rs 97,200 on Friday as compared to Rs 96,400 on last trading day, Karachi Sarafa Association reported. Likewise, the price of 10 gram gold also increased by Rs 686 and was traded at Rs 83,333 compared to…

Govt urged for cut in power tariff

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) Muhammad Ahmed Waheed has called upon the government to reduce power tariff in proportionate to the cut made oil prices that would bring down cost of doing business and help in reviving falling exports. He said that government had reduced prices of petroleum products…

Weekly inflation goes up

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based weekly inflation for the week ended on May 28, for the combined consumption group, witnessed nominal increase of 0.13 percent, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported Friday. The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 128.32 points against 128.15…

Sports

Kohli says 2012 Asia Cup match was game changer for him

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Indian captain Virat Kohli believes his 183-run knock against arch-rivals Pakistan in the 2012 Asia cup clash was the game changer for his international career. While speaking to Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in an Instagram live session, Kohli termed the aforementioned innings ‘special’, as it turned out to be the last One-day…

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PSL 5 live streaming rights holder tenders apology to PCB

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

KARACHI (PPI): Techfront International FZE Saturday reiterated its regrets to the Pakistan Cricket Board and sought an amicable resolution to an outstanding dispute between the parties. In a statement, Techfront International FZE said: “Techfront International FZE acknowledges it was not proactive in obtaining prior permission from the PCB in respect of specific sublicensing and in…

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Austria to stage F1 season-opener in July

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

AUSTRIA (Agencies): Formula One’s truncated coronavirus-hit season will finally get underway with the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, the Austrian government announced on Saturday. The Spielberg circuit has also been given the green light to stage a second race the following weekend. “The two Formula One races on July 5 and 12 at Spielberg…

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Babar is going to break a lot of records: Grant Flower

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower believes that star batsman Babar Azam will be breaking a lot of records. “Babar is brilliant. The first time I saw him play and first time I worked with him when I threw balls at him at the academy in Lahore he picked up length so much…

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Shoaib Akhtar hails Afridi for his all-round role

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar said that swashbuckling all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi was always at an advantage as he would switch his roles according to the requirement during matches. Afridi went down the memory lane, recalling a Test match against traditional rivals India in Lahore in 2006 and said that the Rawalpindi Express always…

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England want ICC to allow coronavirus substitutes

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): The England and Wales Cricket Board is in talks with the International Cricket Council (ICC) about allowing coronavirus player substitutions in its upcoming planned test series against West Indies and Pakistan, an ECB official said. ECB director of events Steve Elworthy was quoted in British media on Friday saying he hoped an agreement…

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Fashion & Movies

KP artists community appeal for relief package

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The artiste community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appealed to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan and KP Minister for Culture Shoukat Yousafzai and officials of the Culture Department KP for immediate include them in the Corona Relief Package as the artist community, like many others, has been hit hard by the…

Taj Mahal damaged in deadly thunderstorm

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk AGRA: A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate and a railing running below its five lofty domes, officials said Sunday. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, India’s top tourist attraction has been shut since mid-March as…

Apple secures deal for Scorsese’s next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Apple Inc has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” U.S. media reported earlier, citing sources. “Killers of the Flower Moon” will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It is the second major film that Apple has acquired after “Greyhound,” starring Tom…

Social distance cinema: ‘Grease’ draws crowds to Madrid drive-in

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: For many, it was a long-awaited chance to feel normal again, sitting in their cars belting out “Summer Nights” at Madrid’s drive-in cinema on a rare night out after a 10-week lockdown. It’s opening night at this 1950s-themed venue and as the sun sets, vehicles begin pulling into the huge car park,…

Musicians in lockdown rage against industry machine

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Lockdown bans on live performances have left many British musicians on the breadline, fuelling a campaign for them to get a bigger share of the profits from streaming their songs online. “I’m getting contacted by lots of young artists who have millions of streams from 200,000 monthly listeners and don’t make the…

Kajol celebrates the completion of 14 years of blockbuster ‘Fanaa’

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Yash Raj Films’ Fanaa completed 14 years today. It was a blockbuster and starred Aamir Khan and Kajol in the lead. Aamir and Kajol created magic on screen with their palpable chemistry. Kajol took time out to celebrate the occasion. In this throwback picture Kajol and Aamir Khan can be seen holding…

Science & Technology

Moscow bemused at US space ‘hysteria’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by “hysteria” around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars. On Saturday, SpaceX made history by becoming the world’s first commercial company to send humans into orbit, leading Russia to…

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report PARIS: As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks. The technology could help avert new surges in COVID-19 infections that might overwhelm…

Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology normally used to locate militants to instead track coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with. In a programme publicly touted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling the…

President Trump threatens to shut down social media after tweet gag

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that he may regulate social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets. Trump will sign an executive order “pertaining to social media” on Thursday, aides to the president said, without offering more detail about its contents. Twitter tagged two…

Fact check: Twitter labels President Trump’s false claims with warning

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Micro-blogging site Twitter for the first time has put a warning label on a tweet by President Donald Trump, warning users that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an…

Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday, the company said. In a test of the company’s plan to launch satellites into space, the 70-foot (21.34 m) rocket called LauncherOne was to blast into orbit at…

Health

High blood pressure during and after exercise may linked to disease later in life

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. Blood pressure responses to exercise are significant markers of cardiovascular disease and mortality risk in young to middle-aged adults. However,…

13 more died of virus in KP: Report

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Wadood Jan PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Friday said that 13 more people died of Corona in the last 24 hours in the province. According to report, issued by Health Department, that the total number of deaths from corona in the province has reached 445. The report added that five persons died of Corona…

Why rice isn’t really bad for you

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk Rice is one of the staple diets in many cuisines. It supplies as much as half of the daily calories to half of the world’s population. No wonder then that in Asian countries, such as Thailand, rice is so highly valued that the translation of the word “to eat” literally means “to eat…

A combo of fasting plus vitamin C could be more effective at treating some types of cancers, study shows

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C. In studies on mice, researchers found that the combination delayed tumor progression in multiple mouse models of colorectal cancer; in some…

10 crazy facts about sleep that you should know

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Sleep — it seems like the most natural and mundane of human activities, but it’s also one of the most fascinating. From why we sleep to how we dream, to what keeps us awake and the trends that have defined sleep over the centuries, there’s a lot we’ve learned about sleep … and a lot…

Pharma giant Merck reveals COVID-19 vaccine plans

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk CHICAGO: Merck & Co, which has largely kept to the sidelines of the race for COVID-19 treatments, said it was buying Austrian vaccine maker Themis Bioscience and would collaborate with research nonprofit IAVI to develop two separate vaccines. It also announced a partnership with privately held Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to develop an experimental oral…

Travel

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Germany Some border crossings with neighbors Austria, Switzerland, and France began to open on May 16 under tightly controlled conditions, with June 15 set as the date to fully relax borders and restrictions on inter-EU travel. Germany also lifted its strict border controls with Luxembourg on the same day. A similar deal with Denmark has…

Cyprus to pay holiday costs of coronavirus infected tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Cyprus has pledged to cover the holiday costs of anyone who tests positive for the virus after travelling there. In a letter made public on Wednesday, the government said it would pay for accommodation, medicine and food for patients and their families. Tourists “will only need to bear the cost of their…

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: With news that many countries in Europe are reopening to tourism in time for summer, travelers with their sights set on Asia are anxiously awaiting word on when they’ll be given the green light to visit their favorite destination. As of now, those with Thailand in mind will need to wait at…

Pre-travel tests of little use against virus spread

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Border closures do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the European Union’s public health agency said, as EU states weigh lifting some travel restrictions imposed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said measures such as testing travellers before departure…

Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk CARIBBEAN: Seagulls are the only ones using the pool at a resort fringing one of Antigua’s most popular beaches. They have the place all to themselves, save for a solitary security guard surveying the empty terrace usually abuzz with families. Above, the bright blue sky is devoid of the aeroplanes ordinarily flitting back…

LATAM Airlines Files for Bankruptcy in the US

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: According to the airline, it had to scale back its operations by 95 percent amid the collapse in global travel. Per the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Latin American company could face a $15 billion loss in revenue this year. LATAM announced bankruptcy in the United States on Tuesday, stressing, however,…

Articles

Minneapolis’s progressive image burns in its streets

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Adam Minter The last time that Minneapolis burned like this was July 1967. For three nights, dozens of buildings and businesses along Plymouth Avenue, a commercial strip on the city’s predominantly African-American North Side, were vandalized, looted and torched. Accounts differ as to what sparked the violence then. But there was no doubt about the…

Trump’s war on Huawei is self-defeating

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

George Koo When the US administration recently attempted to slam the door on Huawei, China’s leading telecommunication and most technology-loaded company, President Donald Trump and his China advisers broke what had until then been the gold standard in international collaboration – the world’s semiconductor industry. The US Department of Commerce recently announced that henceforth, any…

Altercation of 10th NFC Award, 18th Amendment and Article 160

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Haseeb Saeed In the fiscal year of 2020, when pandemic the COVID-19 is flogging the economy of country, at the same time Pakistan is also observing the commotion of tax distribution among federation and its four provinces. In Federal Divisible Pool (FDP), centre is planning to deduct 15% from provinces revenue shares. Provinces take this…

Beijing sees Trump’s hand and won’t fold

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

Pepe Escobar Stranger things have happened. Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in open warfare, the rule is that there are no rules anymore. So in…

London Mosque: is the alt-right hijacking the issue to inflame tensions?

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

Elis Gjevori A mosque proposal in the heart of London sparks controversy fuelled by fear-mongering. A proposed plan to convert a building at the heart of London’s famous Piccadilly Circus into a mosque, has resulted in objections – in particular from members of the far-right. News outlets such as Breitbart, known for their right-wing opinions,…

The Cummings row: Boris faces a grim choice

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

ENES GÜZEL While the U.K. suffers from one of the worst coronavirus death tolls in the world – losing more than 37,000 people to the virus – a controversial issue is currently inflaming spirits across the country. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a growing upheaval over his chief advisor Dominic Cummings – the latter having…

Editorial

Putting corona in ‘dam care list’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

The spike in in coronavirus infections and consequent increase in mortality rate of patients have compelled the government to declare wearing masks and gloves mandatory at crowded places, markets, shopping malls, public transport and air travel. However, people have so far not shown seriousness to observe the SOPs that federal and provincial governments have announced…

Revenue shortfall

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

A steep fall in the tax revenue collection has been witnessed over the past few months, which may be partially due to suspension of economic activities in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic’ These activities have now largely been restored. Federal Board of Revenue has missed the target of tax collection by Rs.103 billion in May,…

Promise of business friendly environment

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

In an interview with a news agency, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdual Razak Dawood said that the process of reforms would continue to further improve Pakistan’s ranking in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. He said that improvement by 20 points is expected, which will place the country…

Antiviral medicines

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

The management of Serle Pharmaceutical Company wants an emergency import of low price generic version of remdsivir—a broad spectrum anti-viral medicine for the treatment of Covid-19 patients– from a Bangladesh based manufacturer Beximco pharmaceutical. The drug has been given approval by the US Food and Drug Administration and health authorities in the UK and Japan.…

Floating foreign currency bonds

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

In the current fiscal year, floating of foreign exchange bearer bonds, having fairly long maturity period, was deferred, while giving preference to short term portfolio investment in T-bills on the advice of central bank. The flight of hot money because of the combined effect of interest rate cut and Covid-19 impact led to a realization…

Ill-preparedness or oblivion

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Federal Information Minister, Shibli Faraz said in a press conference that a locust attack has happened after 27 years and a locust control cell is being established to face this challenge. It is pertinent to mention that over the past five months all four provinces of the country had witnessed recurring locust infestations. After the…

Arts and Literature

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Authors: Lev Dynkin, Anthony Gould, Jay Hyman, Vadim Konstantinovsky and Bruce Phelps The practice of institutional bond portfolio management has changed markedly since the late 1980s in response to new financial instruments, investment methodologies, and improved analytics. Investors are looking for a more disciplined, quantitative approach to asset management. Here, 5 top authorities from a…

A remarkable & imaginative abstract artist

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The highly reputable and refined professional Indian painter Rahat Kazmi is making big waves through her abstract paintings. Rahat Kazmi was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India on September 4, 1984. Her father Abdul Nasir Khan is a government employee, working as a teacher. Meanwhile, her mother was always a housewife. Rahat…

A Course in Microeconomic Theory

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Author: David M. Kreps David M. Kreps has developed a text in microeconomics that is both challenging and “user-friendly.” The work is designed for the first-year graduate microeconomic theory course and is accessible to advanced undergraduates as well. Placing unusual emphasis on modern noncooperative game theory, it provides the student and instructor with a unified…

Haveli Nau Nihal finest preserved Sikh architecture

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan in general and Punjab in particular has a rich history of cultural heritage — the footprints of arts and architectures of Mughals, British and Sikhs are still visible in most parts of the province narrating tales of the bygone days. The walled city of Lahore speaks for almost every era expressing…

Reading Old Books by Peter Mack

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk In literary and cultural studies, “tradition” is a word everyone uses but few address critically. In Reading Old Books, Peter Mack offers a wide-ranging exploration of the creative power of literary tradition, from the middle ages to the 21st century, revealing in new ways how it helps writers and readers make new works…

Modeling Populations of Adaptive Individuals

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2020

Authors: Steven F. Railsback and Bret C. Harvey Ecologists now recognize that the dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems are strongly affected by adaptive individual behaviors. Yet until now, we have lacked effective and flexible methods for modeling such dynamics. Traditional ecological models become impractical with the inclusion of behavior, and the optimization approaches of…