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FIA exposes properties of 96 more Pakistanis in UAE

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has traced properties of 96 more Pakistanis in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during an ongoing investigation against people individuals having assets beyond known sources of income. According to the private news channel report and it quoted the latest FIA report that 1,211 Pakistanis have 2,154 properties…

Pak-US relations are improving, says Fawad Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that the relations between Pakistan and the United States are improving fast. This he said while talking to media persons in Lahore on Monday. Minister said the recent meetings between Pakistani and US Foreign Ministers have strengthened the cordial relations shared by…

Polling continues for vacant Senate seat from Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: Polling for the vacant seat of Senate has started at the Balochistan provincial assembly’s building in Quetta on Monday. According to reports, polling started at 9am and will continue till 4pm without any break. Candidate of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Manzoor Ahmed and Ghulam Marri of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) are…

Aleema Khan denies illegally amassing assets

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Aleema Khan has denied the allegations that she amassed assets abroad through illegal channels, on Monday. Aleema Khan, sister of PM Imran Khan said this while appearing before Supreme Court today along with her lawyer Salman Akram Raja. Ms Khan told the court that a specific section of media was trying to…

Apex court rejects NAB plea against Sharifs in Avenfield case

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) petition against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield Reference, on Monday. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) headed a five member bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Mushir Alam, Justice…

Nawaz, Zardari’s political career ended, says Fawad Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that the political careers of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari have come to an end. The federal minister was speaking to media and said “one from the duo is in jail while the other will be soon”. While…

Global

Trump sues to block subpoena from Congress for financial records

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump sued on Monday to block a subpoena issued by the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee that sought information about his personal and business finances. The suit, the first salvo in what promises to be an escalating legal battle over efforts to investigate Trump by the Democratic-controlled…

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Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

COLOMBO (Reuters): Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500. The emergency law, which gives police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court…

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Ukraine enters uncharted waters after comedian wins presidency

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KIEV (Reuters): Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically upended the status quo and won the country’s presidential election by a landslide. Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s win was a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko and presents a riddle for…

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Afghan Supreme Court allows Ghani term to cover delay to election

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KABUL (Reuters): Afghanistan’s Supreme Court has ruled that President Ashraf Ghani can stay in office until a much-delayed presidential election, which is due to be held after his mandate expires next month, officials said. The election, originally scheduled for April this year, has been postponed twice to allow more time to organize the poll, first…

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Saudi Arabia arrests 13 suspects day after IS-claimed attack

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi authorities arrested 13 “terrorist” suspects Monday a day after an attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a security services base north of the capital, state media said. Saudi Press Agency, quoting a state security spokesman, said the arrests were part of an investigation by authorities into “terrorist” activities. Authorities, it…

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Trump to sanction allies over Iran oil, causing new friction

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AFP): The United States said Monday it would start imposing sanctions on friends such as India that buy Iranian oil, in its latest aggressive step to counter Tehran that could jeopardize US relationships. One targeted country, Turkey, vowed to defy the US demands which sent global crude prices spiraling higher, although President Donald Trump…

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Pakistan

President for early completion of Karachi Green Line project

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi Monday called for early completion of Green Line Bus project in Karachi, saying the provision of basic facilities to the people of Quaid’s city was among top priorities of the government. The president said this during a briefing on federal government’s ongoing development projects in Sindh, given by…

FBR to launch crackdown on corrupt officials

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday decided to launch a crackdown on corrupt officials working in the department. According to details, the residents can file their complaints against corrupt officials by calling a helpline. In addition to this, written complaints, mail, web can also be used for the purpose. Both…

Govt to launch inquiry into rumors against polio vaccine: KP minister

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Rejecting the reports that anti-polio vaccine had caused at least 700 children in Peshawar to fall ill, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan on Monday termed it rumor adding, “The government will launch an inquiry against the people involved in spreading rumors against polio vaccine.” Addressing a press conference in…

NAB should take care of people’s self-respect: Chairman Javed Iqbal

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Monday directed the NAB to take care of self-respect of the suspects being investigated as per law. “Mega-corruption cases will not be run with the NAB for several years,” Javed Iqbal said while talking to media in Islamabad. He said money embezzlement…

Govt paying Rs7bn interest on daily basis on loans obtained by previous govt: CM

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report SHANGLA: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan said on Monday that the government paid Rs7 billion interest every day on loans taken by the previous governments. Addressing a ceremony at Swat university campus, the chief minister said that government had to take tough decisions to extricate the country from the debt trap and…

Pakistan inks $551mn loan agreement with Islamic Trade Finance for Oil, LNG import

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Economic Affairs Division here on Monday signed a trade financing facility amounting to $551 million with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITCF) for import of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to a statement issued from the ministry, the signing ceremony was held in Islamabad today, which was also…

Afghanistan

Supreme Court decision on Ghani’s tenure sparks mixed reaction

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The Office of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in a statement on Monday stated that the Supreme Court’s decision on President Ashraf Ghani’s tenure means the extension of tenure of the National Unity Government – which is the outcome of an agreement between Ghani and Abdullah signed following controversial elections in 2014. The…

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Khalilzad begins new multi-nation trip on Afghan peace

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has embarked on a new multi-nation trip on Afghan peace in which he will visit Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia and the UK from April 21 to May 11, the US Department of State said in a statement on Monday. This would be the…

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Peace that doesn’t stop war is unacceptable: NSA

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KABUL (Afghanistan Time): President Ghani’s National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib rejected a peace that he called “will be unable to stop long war’. “All Afghans want a peace with honor, the peace which can stabilize Afghanistan, not the peace which can only be in an agreement,” Mohib addressed a gathering in the western Herat province.…

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Helmand residents rally for peace; asked for truce

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KABUL (Afghanistan Time): A large number of Helmand residents and activists took to the streets on Monday to give vent to their anger over continuing intensive fight with strongly denounced Taliban’s spring offensive as well as the government. They demonstrators, where a large number of women were among them, staged demonstration in Lashkargha, the provincial…

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Targeted murders, organized crimes increasing in east

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KABUL (Afghanistan Time): Residents of Nangarhar complain of the increasing targeted killings, kidnappings, armed thefts and other organized crimes in that eastern province which borders Pakistan. Officials at the provincial council said Monday that security problems had enhanced recently in the province particularly the provincial capital of Jalalabad city, accusing the government of failing its…

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Attorney General defends performance but critics remain skeptical

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The Attorney General of Afghanistan Farid Hamidi at a press conference on Monday briefed the nation about his one-year activities where he said his office has managed to assess at least 42,000 cases last year. Calling his achievements a breakthrough in Afghanistan’s judicial system, Hamidi said that the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center…

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Business

KCCI felicitates Hafeez Sheikh on appointment as PM’s adviser

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Junaid Esmail Makda and Chairman Businessmen Group Siraj Kassam Teli, while extending heartfelt felicitations to Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh on his appointment as adviser to prime minister on finance, said that keeping in view his vast experience and past performance, Sheikh will certainly…

Aramco to buy Shell’s 50% stake

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): Saudi Aramco will acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s 50 percent stake in their Saudi refining joint venture SASREF for $631 million, the two companies said on Sunday. The purchase, which is part of Aramco’s strategy to expand its downstream operations, will be completed later this year, they said in a joint statement. Saudi Aramco…

BP, SOCAR sign new Azeri oil deal

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

BAKU (Agencies): Oil major BP and Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR signed an agreement to build a new exploration platform for the South Caucasus nation’s three major oilfields, BP-Azerbaijan said in a statement. The Azeri Central East platform, the latest phase of Azerbaijan’s giant Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfields extension program, is expected to produce 100,000 barrels…

Pound jumps on black market on hope of dollar influx

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KHARTOUM (AFP/APP): The Sudanese pound surged on the black market Sunday on expectations that the ouster of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir would trigger fresh dollar inflows and ease a foreign currency shortage. In recent years Sudan has been hit by an acute lack of dollars, which became a key factor behind the nationwide protests that…

Abundant seeds of rice, maze and mung bean to be available for Kharif season 2019-20

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government has taken steps to ensure smooth availability of seeds during the Kharif season 2019-20 and surplus seeds of all major crops including rice (paddy), maize,  cotton, pulses and vegetable would be available in order to ensure the maximum per acre output to enhance farmers income during the period under review.…

Singapore business group to be facilitated: Minister

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report TOKYO: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Ali Haider Zaidi has said he will take all possible measures to facilitate a  Singapore business group willing to invest $2 billion dollar in Pakistan. Answering a question regarding his alleged unavailability during the foreign investors’ recent visit to Pakistan, the minister said the meeting   could…

Sports

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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WAPDA win National Tug of War Championship

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) won National Tug of War Championship which was concluded at Pakistan Sports Board Center Karachi the other day. WAPDA beat Pakistan Army in the Finals by 2 – 0. Tug of War Pakistan Secretary General Rana Jameel was the chief guest of the concluding…

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Rashid Khan, Nabi spearhead Afghanistan World Cup squad

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Spin sensation Rashid Khan and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will spearhead Afghanistan’s assault on the World Cup after a 15-man squad was announced on Monday. Seaming all-rounder Gulbadin Naib will captain the side when they head to England and Wales for the global showpiece which begins on May 30, the Afghanistan Cricket Board said.…

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Chinese debutant Luo secures unwanted points record

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Chinese teenager Luo Honghao will not forget his debut at the world snooker championships, but for the wrong reasons as he accrued the lowest amount of points in the tournament’s 43-year history. The 19-year-old — one of a swathe of Chinese cuesmen at the championships — bowed out in the first round, beaten…

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City among best teams ever if they win title again – Foden

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester City must be considered one of the best teams ever if they successfully defend their Premier League title this season, according to their young midfielder Phil Foden. City are aiming to become the first team in a decade to win the English top-flight title two years in a row. With 86 points…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

Pop-Queen Madonna’s 14th studio album to be released June 14

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Madonna announced that she will release her 14th studio album on June 14. “Madame X” will be her first album in four years and the follow-up to her 2015 record “Rebel Heart”. The highly-anticipated “Medellin” video release was delayed, but fans of the material girl got to hear the first track from the…

Science & Technology

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…

Facebook Messenger gets dark mode

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Facebook Messenger’s dark mode is rolling out to globally today, as announced on Facebook’s product blog. The feature was previously hidden behind an Easter egg activation that made users send a crescent moon emoji in order to activate it. Now, users can enable the mode through a toggle switch in their settings,…

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

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…

Why is Bahrain revoking nationality of its citizens?

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Saad Hasan More than 900 people have been stripped of their citizenship since 2012 in what human rights groups say is political repression. When thinking of terrorism, Bahrain has barely been in the international spotlight. When it comes to the number of people killed by terrorists, the tiny archipelago in the Persian Gulf is safer…

Editorial

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…

Peshawar anti-terrorist operation

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

An intelligence based joint anti-terrorist operation was conducted by Peshawar Police and personnel of Special Service Group of Army in Phase-7 of posh Hayatabad Township. It lasted for 17 hours in a densely populated street. In the gun battle between the terrorists and security forces a police Assistant Sub-Inspector Qamar Alam was martyred and five…

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…