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Govt, opposition trade barbs over Saad’s arrest, NAB during NA session

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition traded barbs over the arrest of Khawaja Saad Rafique and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during a heated National Assembly session on Wednesday. Speaking on the floor, former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said party members are ready if NAB is going […]

Pak-China drills to strengthen friendship: COAS

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday witnessed the ongoing Pak-China International Air Exercise Shaheen-VII at an operational air base of Pakistan Air Force. In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force […]

President, Saudi Arabian king discuss bilateral economic relations

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report RIYADH: President Dr Arif Alvi held a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh on Wednesday. They discussed matters of mutual interest, including trade, investment and economic relations. Acting Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia Zeeshan Ahmed and Pakistan’s Counsel General in Jeddah were also present during the meeting. […]

Govt devised strategy to make next IMF program last: Asad Umar

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Wednesday said that their government has devised strategy to make the next International Monetary Fund (IMF) program last for the country. Asad Umar, in his interview to British news channel, said that when their party came into power, tough economic challenges were ahead for the government and […]

Khawaja brothers handed over to NAB on physical remand in Paragon Housing scam

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique have been handed over to the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) on 10-day physical remand, on Wednesday. According to details, the Accountability Court has directed to produce Khawaja brothers before the court on December 22. Earlier in the day, the […]

Finance Minister to chair ECC meeting today

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2018

F.P. Report                            ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar will chair a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet will be held in Islamabad today. According to reports, the ECC meeting will deliberate review of the budget of the National Telecommunication Corporation and it will also consider over the matters related to the […]

Global

UK asks for Brexit extension until June 30

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

LONDON (AA): Prime Minister Theresa May has said she has requested an extension to Article 50 — the clause of the EU treaty under which Britain is leaving — until June 30. Speaking in the House of Commons at a weekly question session on Wednesday, May said she has sent a letter to EU Council […]

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US’ Pompeo renews calls for solving Gulf crisis

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KUWAIT CITY: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for urgent solution to the crisis between Qatar and Gulf neighbors. “We need the Gulf countries working together on the complex set of challenges that face each of them,” Pompeo told a joint press conference with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khaled […]

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Indian court acquits four accused in train bombing

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: A special court in India on Wednesday acquitted four accused in a case pertaining to 2007 train bombing in the country that killed 68 people, mostly from Pakistan, media reported. “The court has said that the NIA [National Investigation Agency] has not been able to establish any charges against the accused […]

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Russia announces new era in disarmament, arms control

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Events from last year have marked the threshold of a new era in arms control, the Russian foreign minister said Wednesday. The internationally-accepted legal base for disarmament that has maintained security and stability for decades has been destroyed, Sergey Lavrov told the plenary session of the Conference of Disarmament in Geneva. Lavrov […]

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Civilians killed in US airstrikes targeting al-Shabaab

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

NAIROBI (AA): The U.S. is killing Somali civilians in airstrikes targeting al-Shabaab militants, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday noting it has evidence to prove it. The regional Amnesty International office in Nairobi, Kenya called the civilian deaths war crimes, adding that forensic investigation has yielded credible evidence that 14 civilians were killed […]

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Indonesia: Death toll from floods rises to 104 in Papua

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

JAKARTA (AA): Death toll from floods in eastern Indonesia rose to 104, local media reported on Wednesday. The officials in the region announced that at least 206 people remain missing according to notice of loss by families after floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains on Saturday hit Jayapura, capital city of Papua province. Search […]

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Pakistan

KP govt to make soft opening of BRT by 23rd March: Shaukat

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Farid Shinwari PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Ministers Shaukat Yousafzai on Wednesday reiterated that a soft opening of much-belated bus rapid transit (BRT) project would be made on 23rd March by bringing testing buses on route from Chamkani area of Hayatabad Peshawar. run Information Minister claimed the construction work on BRT would be completed till 23rd […]

Nawaz, Zardari attitude example of stubborness, says Fawad

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday said the present attitude of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari was an example of theft and then display of stubbornness. In a tweet posted on social media platform twitter, he said the second phase of corruption olympics had started. Referring to Pakistan […]

Govt wants efficient healthcare in all hospitals, says CM

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that the provincial government was going all out for the provision of efficient healthcare facilities throughout the province. The health department should immediately make functional the saidu teaching hospital on war footings. He said that his government wanted efficient healthcare in all the headquarter […]

Czech Model convicted in smuggling case

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: A sessions court handed down 8 years and 8 months imprisonment to Czech model Teresa Hluskova in a heroin smuggling case, on Wednesday. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 113,000 on her.  However, the court acquitted co-accused Shoaib Hafeez after giving him benefit of doubt. Additional District and Sessions Judge […]

Pakistan to continue its efforts for regional peace, stability: Alvi

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi said that Pakistan, being a strong proponent of peace in the region, would continue its efforts for regional peace and stability, which was necessary for socio-economic development. Talking to a delegation from Harvard University, USA, which called on him, the President said that the present government had an […]

Teachers desert school assumed duties in SSC exam

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Out of nine total teaching staff of government middle school, Gagra, Landi Kotal, five teachers deserted their school by assuming duties in ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination, students and parents regretted. Students of the school were on the view that they were also taking their annual exam in the presence […]

Afghanistan

Russia wants US to provide details of talks with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Russia’s Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov expects US officials to provide information about their recent talks with the Taliban, TASS news agency reported. “I will go to Washington [on March 20-21], and we certainly expect them to do so,” Kabulov said as quoted by TASS. He added that “this is […]

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US envoy for Afghan peace met with Afghan Ambassador in US

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday met with Roya Rahmani, the Afghan Ambassador to United States. “Had my first meeting w/ #Afghanistan’s Ambassador to US @RoyaRahmani. We had a substantive discussion & talked next steps in the #AfghanPeaceProcess,” Ambassador Khalilzad said in a Twitter post following […]

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4 killed in Afghan operation against Taliban high-profile attack facilitators in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least four Taliban militants were killed during an operation of the Afghan armed forces against the high-profile attack facilitators of the group in Kabul. Informed military sources said Wednesday “In an operation targeting Taliban high-profile attack facilitators in Kabul, Afghan forces killed 4 Taliban fighters and destroyed one vehicle.” The sources […]

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Noor warns he will not stay calm over Balkh tensions

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: One week after the de-escalation of tensions over the appoinment of the new police chief in Balkh, the former governor of Balkh and the CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami party, Atta Mohammad Noor, called for implementation of agreement which has been made between him and acting ministers of Defense and Interior Affairs. In a […]

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Achin residents tell their stories about life under Daesh

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Residents of Achin district in Nangarhar province who survived life under Daesh almost for three years are still remembering the scars and the horror they witnessed under the extremist group. When Daesh outfits initially announced their presence in mid-2014, the hardline militant group quickly transformed all aspects of daily life in some […]

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Defying threats, Afghan singer Aryana comes home for women

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

KABUL (Reuters): Each time Aryana Sayeed, one of Afghanistan’s most famous singers, returns to the country of her birth, she braves threats and endures scrutiny right down to her choice of clothes. Still, she returns often, as much to encourage women in a restrictive country as to share her music, a mix of pop and […]

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Business

PTCL encourages customers to opt for eBilling

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited encourages its customers to opt for eBilling, instead of receiving monthly paper bills, in its effort to help save the environment. This initiative will, not only create awareness on preserving nature but, also gives customers an opportunity to contribute towards this cause. On the occasion, Moqeem ul Haque, […]

FPCCI official urges PM to appoint CEO TDAP purely on merit basis

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Executive Committee Member Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and former Vice President, Mirza Abdul Rehman has urged the Prime Minister Imran Khan to appoint Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) purely on merit basis, as Ministry commerce advertise the post for TDAP Chief […]

PPL bags top award for corporate philanthropy

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) was declared largest corporate giver on account of volume of donations for 2017 by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) based on their regular annual survey of corporate philanthropy trends in the country. This is the 14th consecutive year in which PPL has received the award in this category. […]

Mahmood appointed as MD SNGPL

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Mahmood Zia Ahmed has been given additional charge of Managing Director effective today, 20th March 2019. He has an illustrious carrier of over 31 years in Distribution, Construction, Operations, and Maintenance of Natural Gas Pipeline Systems in Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. Zia has served in numerous key positions at SNGPL including […]

Indian-Omani group strikes $3.85 billion deal to build Sri Lanka oil refinery

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

COLOMBO (Reuters): India’s Accord Group and Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas have signed a $3.85 billion deal to build an oil refinery in Sri Lanka, the biggest single pledge of foreign direct investment ever made in the country. The deal represents a challenge to China, which had until recently been on track to be […]

Time to put to rest oversupply fears in Dubai real estate

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: There is a trend in the Dubai property sector I have been observing for several years. Every quarter or so opens with an armchair analyst predicting “oversupply”. The analysts quote the number of buildings under construction and the projected handover time, compare it with past year’s supply, and lo and behold, revert […]

Sports

Smith targeting return to action in Royals’ season opener

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Steven Smith is targeting a return to action in Rajasthan Royals’ opening IPL 2019 match. It would mark his full return to the game following an elbow surgery he underwent in January this year, which had left question marks over his fitness and preparedness in the lead up to the World Cup. […]

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PCB appoints Urooj as new Chair of women’s selection committee

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board, as part of its strategy to further strengthen the women cricket game, has named a new three-person selection committee that will be chaired by former captain Urooj Mumtaz. The impressive Asmavia Iqbal has been retained, while Marina Iqbal has been added as a new selector. The immediate task of […]

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Biggest ever Pakistan Football Super League in October this year

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The biggest ever Pakistan Football Super League (PFSL) carrying top players from across the world would be organized in October this year on two different venues  in Peshawar and Karachi respectively. This was stated by President FATA Olympic Association Shahid Khan Shinwari while addressing a press conference here at Media Center of […]

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Harden: Houston Rockets guard sets NBA scoring record

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

NEW YORK (BBC): Houston Rockets guard James Harden has become the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points against all 29 opponents in a single season. The reigning NBA MVP scored 31 points in a 121-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks – the 48th time in 67 games this season that […]

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‘Nations League victory would eclipse WC semis’

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

LONDON (BBC): England winning the Nations League would eclipse the achievement of reaching the 2018 World Cup semi-finals in Russia, says captain Harry Kane. The Three Lions face the Netherlands in June’s Nations League last four, with the winners then meeting either Portugal or Switzerland in the final. “To have a chance to win a […]

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No trophy, no regrets as Federer departs Indian Wells for Miami

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Miami (Agencies): Roger Federer departed Indian Wells empty-handed for a second straight year, but the Swiss great sees no reason he can’t get back on track at the Miami Masters. “Sure, it’s frustrating and disappointing and sad to some extent,” Federer said after falling 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Austrian Dominic Thiem in Sunday’s final. Thiem, […]

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Fashion & Movies

Model Halima Adel introduces range of fashionable headscarves

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: While the fashion industry still has a long way to go when it comes to diversity, one of the people helping pave the way is Aden, an American-Somali model who gained recognition after winning the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016 wearing a hijab and burkini. Since then, Aden has walked the […]

Alia Bhatt to work opposite Salman Khan in upcoming Bhansali’s ‘Inshallah’

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan have become the talk of town after news of them pairing up for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next broke out on Tuesday. Reports revealed that the two megastars will be starring alongside each other in the Padmaavat filmmaker’s next titled ‘Inshallah’ and social media users […]

Filmmaker Ramesh Taurani confirms sequel of Ishaq Vishk

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Looks like sequels are a thing this year in Bollywood. After films like Sadak, Student Of The Year, Housefull, and Hindi Medium, it’s now Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao’s Ishq Vishk, which will have a sequel. The film marked Shahid Kapoor’s debut and did well at the box-office as well. According to […]

Jacqueline Fernandez and Akshay Kumar likely to be seen together in Sooryavanshi

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Jacqueline Fernandez and Akshay Kumar have been seen together in Housefull 3 and Brothers. Both the actors share great chemistry on screen. According to the latest reports, Jacqueline has been roped in to play the female lead in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming cop drama Sooryavanshi. The film will have Akshay Kumar playing the […]

Shah Rukh Khan to do a web series soon!

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan is one of the biggest names in Bollywood. SRK has proved his mettle on the big screen for years now, and now the actor is all set to own the digital space as well. He is already producing Bard of Blood starring Emraan Hashmi, but now we hear that […]

Alia Bhatt to shows her Kathak skills in Kalank’s song

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt are all set to come together on the big screen in Dharma Productions’ Kalank. Directed by Abhishek Varman the film is set in 1945 and the teaser of the film has already created a mega buzz among […]

Science & Technology

Google to shut down its inbox app on April 2nd

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Google+ isn’t the only Mountain View property that’s getting the axe on April 2nd. Apparently, the Inbox app is also bidding its users farewell on the same day. The tech giant first revealed that it’s going to discontinue its smarter take on email late last year, but it didn’t say when specifically. […]

Japan taps Toyota to build Futuristic Moon rover

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Japan’s space agency has teamed up with Toyota to develop a huge moon rover for future astronauts. It could be ready by 2029, JAXA says. Japan’s space agency has teamed up with Toyota to develop a huge moon rover for future astronauts. It could be ready by 2029, JAXA says. Japan wants […]

Apple unveils new iPad

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): Apple Inc, in a surprise move on Monday, launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and updated its iPad Mini ahead of a March 25 event where it is expected to launch a television and video service. So far in its annual March event, Apple has been making announcements related upgrades for its […]

Huawei to use Samsung OLED screen

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: It seems Huawei and Samsung are going to build a new relationship with each other. This month, Huawei is set to release its first pair of flagships for the current year. We will get to see the P30 and P30 Pro at an event in Paris. It has been reported that the […]

NASA will embark on it’s first-ever all female spacewalk

By The Frontier Post | March 16, 2019

Shaiann Frazier Kicking off Women’s History Month, NASA announced Tuesday that its first-ever all-female spacewalk will take place later this month. The March 29 spacewalk at the International Space Station will feature astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch, who will be aided on the ground by flight directors Mary Lawrence and Kristen Facciol at NASA’s […]

8 Tech Trends That Non-Tech People Should Pay Attention to in 2019

By The Frontier Post | March 16, 2019

John Rampton Despite the fact that I come from a non-tech background, I’ve made it a point to keep up with the latest tech trends. While it hasn’t been easy, I feel I’ve had to learn as much as possible about technology to remain competitive across all of my companies. In fact, my dabbling even […]

Health

Soda increases risk of heart diseases and two types of cancer: Study

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: New science out of Harvard University found that the more soda people drink, the higher their risk of dying from heart disease, breast cancer, and colon cancer. The research was published today (March 18) in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, and is just the latest in a mounting pile of evidence […]

Common blood pressure drug could increase risk of sudden cardiac arrest

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A preliminary study concludes that a drug that doctors commonly prescribe to treat angina and blood pressure might increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. A recent study looked at the risk factors behind cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. If a person does […]

Air pollution is affecting lung development in London

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Air pollution is known to contribute to early deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular disease. There is also mounting evidence to show that breathing polluted air increases the risk of dementia. Children are vulnerable, too: exposure to air pollution has been associated with babies being born underweight, as well as poorer cognitive development […]

Judge bans 50 unvaccinated students from attending classes in New York

By The Frontier Post | March 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk NW YORK: Parents of unvaccinated kids in New York were forced to rethink their decision to skirt public health practices this week when a judge banned 50 children from attending Green Meadow Waldorf School. The private school is located in Rockland County, New York, which CBS News reports has already tallied 146 confirmed […]

This anti-inflammatory tea may treat leaky gut

By The Frontier Post | March 16, 2019

Caroline Muggia Green tea, a well-loved tea and staple in traditional Chinese medicine, has now become popular all over the world for its many health benefits. What are those benefits, exactly? For starters, green tea contains anti-inflammatory compounds that protect against damage to the cells; studies have also linked green tea consumption to better heart […]

Anti-polio drive at Torkham border from March 25

By The Frontier Post | March 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: In pursuance of global polio eradication initiative and Pakistan’s national emergency action plan goal to stop wild poliovirus transmission in Pakistan, once and for all, vaccination of every person, of all age, gender, crossing Pakistan-Afghanistan Border at Torkham crossing will be started on March 25, 2019. EOC Coordinator Capt. (R) Kamran Ahmed […]

Travel

Around one million tourists visit Turkey for health tourism

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Turkey attracted nearly 1 million people for health tourism in 2018, said an industry official on March 19. “Thermal tourism contributes to Turkey’s economy with healing waters, as well as seas, rivers and lakes,” Yavuz Yılık, head of the Thermal Health and Tourism Association (TESTUD), told Anadolu Agency. Yılık stressed that Turkey […]

Holidays on the edge: War tourism industry gaining new levels of interest

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: The war tourism industry is on the rise and was on display during the world’s largest travel trade show, ITB Berlin. Far-flung places like Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen may routinely hit headlines for their protracted wars and humanitarian disasters, though such locales are oft promoted as vacation destinations, catapulting the […]

Discover Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2019

Nohman Ali Prime Minister Imran Khan recently unveiled a new and ambitious visa policy promoting tourism in Pakistan. Tourism was one of the industries that had suffered due to the deteriorating security situation in Pakistan, however, with the improvements in security scenario, better infrastructure, and promotion of tourist friendly places through internet and social media, […]

Mexico travel suppliers suffer ‘perfect storm’ as numbers fall

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MEXICO: When coupled with Mexico’s drug-related violence and an already declining American visitor base, the new government’s decision to shutter its 21 international tourism promotion offices has created “the perfect storm,” according to Apple Leisure Group CEO Alex Zozaya. But he and others with big stakes in Mexico tourism agree that whether the […]

2019 Sail Nias launched in Jakarta to boost marine tourism

By The Frontier Post | March 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: The 2019 Sail Nias event was officially launched in Jakarta on Thursday, with “Nias as the gate to world’s marine tourist destination” as its theme. Slated to run between July and September, the event will take place across five regencies and cities in Nias and is set to offer 17 activities, including […]

Tourism industry in Africa records 5.6% growth: WTTC

By The Frontier Post | March 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk Travel & Tourism in Africa is booming, growing 5.6% in 2018 compared to the global average of 3.9% and the broader African economy rate of 3.2%. This places Africa as the second-fastest growing tourism region behind only Asia-Pacific. Such growth is partly explained by North Africa’s rebound from security crises as well as […]

Articles

Christchurch result of politicians’ hate speech against Islam

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Ahmed Al-Burai It was hours after a van hit pedestrians in Barcelona in 2017, when US President Donald Trump unhesitatingly tweeted, “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists.” Apparently, as the executive of the world’s superpower, Trump’s precious counsel was not to his inferiors or to the CIA or FBI agents; […]

What would happen if America left Europe to fend for itself?

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WHY, A STRATEGIST from Mars might wonder, do Europeans doubt their ability to defend themselves against Russia without American help? The total GDP of NATO’s European members is more than ten times that of Russia, which has an economy about the size of Spain’s. They spend three-and-a-half times as much on defence as […]

Terrorism in New Zealand and history of targeting mosques

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Farid Hafez The white supremacist terrorist could have chosen various other places and objects to carry out his attack. But he chose a place of Islamic worship. Why? Let’s just recall Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 young people at a Socialist Youth camp in Utoya/Norway. He deliberately chose this place, seeing the young generation […]

A day of strong resolve

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2019

Shakeel A. Malik Anniversaries of destiny shaping moments in nations’ history offer opportunities to celebrate the achievements. The national occasions also make the citizens reflect on the reasons for failing to achieve the objectives set by the founding fathers.   This time around, the nation is reliving history-altering days of All India Muslim League’s annual […]

Arms trade and strategic stability

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2019

Iqbal Khan Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has released the data in its annual report, on March11, captioned ‘Trends in International Arms Transfers-2018’; for a five-year period (2014-2018). According to report, India has been among the top five arms importers in the world for decades. India was the world’s second-largest arms importer from 2014-18; […]

Christchurch shooting is ‘white supremacist terrorism’

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2019

Syed Zafar Mehdi Islamophobia is not a cock and bull story or a figment of some fiction writer’s imagination. It is a disturbing reality unfolding before our eyes, almost everywhere. Attacks against Muslims have assumed alarming proportions in recent years, especially in the Western world, mostly carried out by far-right white supremacists filled with unexplainable […]

Editorial

Levies’ check post attack

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2019

Unknown terrorists opened fire on Levy check post at Lal Khatti area in Ziarat Tehsil Sanjwani of Baluchistan. Six levy personnel were martyred and several others injured. Some of the injured are reported to be in critical condition. Over the past few year personnel of levy, police and security forces have been frequently targeted including […]

Merged districts uplift plan

By The Frontier Post | March 20, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has unveiled the broad parameters of 10 years uplift plan worth Rs. 10 trillion for the speedy uplift of the newly merged seven district and four frontier regions of former Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The plan envisages creation of 8000 thousand jobs annually for the educated youth of these districts. In […]

Branches’ trimming

By The Frontier Post | March 19, 2019

Federal Minister for power Omer Ayub Khan, while addressing a public meeting in Haripur, disclosed the power pilferage detecting meters shall be installed on transformers; production short fall will be overcome by electricity import from Tajikistan; and domestic generation will be enhanced. This sort of rosy political phraseology has become cliché and people no longer […]

Masses contact campaign

By The Frontier Post | March 18, 2019

Fearing the likely arrest of top party leadership in corruption cases, PPP Sindh Council has announced launching of masses contact campaign in Sindh.  Party’s Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will hold public meeting from Karachi to Larkana and may also lead protest rallies while making a tour of different cities and rural areas of the province. […]

Railway up-gradation

By The Frontier Post | March 17, 2019

A committee headed by the Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad will review various components pertaining to the multi billion railway track up-gradation main line (ML-1) project. The multilateral donors including the Asian Development Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) had already expressed serious reservations about the financial viability of the project costing $8.2 billion. Last […]

Peace endeavors

By The Frontier Post | March 16, 2019

Prime Minister’s policy of fighting swords with flowers is gradually paying dividends despite the Indian leadership tactics of war mongering and escalating tension between the two nuclear armed neighbours. The delegations of both countries met at the Attari complex close to Wagha border on Thursday and discussed matters pertaining to the alignment and other details […]

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 […]

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