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Court approves one-day transit remand of Shehbaz to attend NA session

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court has granted a one-day transit remand of Shehbaz Sharif to attend the National Assembly session on Monday. According to details, Prosecutor Waris Januja had submitted a request on behalf of the jail superintendent for Shehbaz’s transit remand. The petition stated that the leader of the opposition […]

PM Imran Khan reviews ministers’ individual performance in cabinet meeting

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs an important meeting of the federal cabinet to review the performance of the cabinet members on Monday. According to reports, PM Imran Khan had summoned the special session of the cabinet to review the performance of federal ministers on an individual level. PM Imran will scrutinize his […]

Court extends interim bail of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur in fake bank accounts

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: A banking court of Karachi has extended the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur until December 21st in fake bank accounts case, on Monday. According to details, Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur appeared before the court. Meanwhile, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced Abdul Ghani Majeed, a […]

PM says government to protect, promote business, investment

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said that the government had come up with a positive mindset to protect and promote the business and investment besides bringing stability in the market. In a meeting with a delegation of the office bearers and brokers of Pakistan Stock Market Exchange headed by Suleman Mehdi, the […]

NA session to start from today

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The sixth National Assembly session will commence from Monday at the Parliament House, which likely to discuss important national issues besides routine proceeding. PML-N President and Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif was expected to attend the assembly session after the NA speaker issued the production order for the detained opposition leader. Speaker National […]

Govt committed to promote and protect businesses & investment in country: PM

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan says government is committed to promote and protect businesses and investment in the country. He was talking to a delegation of Pakistan Stock Exchange led by its Chairman Sulaiman Mehdi in Karachi today. Officials of PSX and stock brokers were part of the delegation. The Prime Minister said […]

Global

Saudi Arabia hosts 39th GCC summit

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

RIYADH (AA): The 39th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on Sunday kicked off in Riyadh amid the notable absence of Qatar’s emir, Oman’s sultan, and the Emirati president. Addressing the summit’s opening session, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said the Iranian regime is continuing its hostile policies of interfering with the internal affairs […]

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‘Leave our nation be’: France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

PARIS (AFP): The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. “We do not take domestic American politics into account and we want that to be reciprocated,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian […]

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UK PM May can stay on if parliament rejects Brexit deal: Brexit minister

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): British Prime Minister Theresa May can stay on if she loses a crucial vote on her Brexit deal in parliament on Tuesday, her Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Sunday. Asked about reports May could delay the vote, which she looks set to lose, and go back to the EU and ask for […]

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India: Hindu rally pushes temple at former mosque site

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

NEW DELHI (AA): Thousands of Hindu activists, monks, and leaders associated with the right-wing Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) party held a rally in the Indian capital New Delhi on Sunday to press for construction of a temple at the site where a historic mosque was destroyed in 1992. There has been a renewed push by […]

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Former RAW chief becomes Prime Minister Khan’s admirer

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

NEW DELHI (Monitoring Desk): Former chief of Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Amarjeet Singh Dulat has become admirer of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s abilities on Sunday. Addressing the Military Literature Festival AS Dulat while admiring the abilities of Pakistan’s premier Mr Dulat said, Imran Khan should be given time to express his […]

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France: 135 people injured in Yellow Vest protests

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

PARIS (AA): A total of 118 people and 17 police officers were injured during Saturday’s Yellow Vest protests across France, the French Interior Minister said late Saturday. Around 125,000 people participated in the nationwide protests, said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner in a press meeting. Castaner said that 974 people were arrested during the protests. Security […]

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Pakistan

Railways to launch three tourist trains soon

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is planning to launch three tourist trains soon with an aim to promote tourism in the country under the directives of Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. “The tourist trains with steam engines will be operated between Rawalpindi- Taxila, Peshawar-Attock Bridge, and Karachi-Keenjhar Lake” an official in the Ministry of […]

Pakistan wants political settlement of Afghan issue, says FM

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report MULTAN: Federal Minister Sah Mehmod Quresi has said that Pakistan wants political settlement of Afghan conflict as military is not answer to the problem. In talks with media on Sunday, he said Pakistan is committed to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan and will continue to play a positive role in […]

Admin to include female health workers in polio drive

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

F.P. Report BAJAUR: The local administration and health department in Bajaur tribal district have decided to include female health workers in the upcoming anti-polio drive scheduled to be launched from Monday. The decision was made during a meeting of senior officials of the local administration and health department held here at the district headquarters hospital […]

Probe reveals use of IED in blast in Karachi: BDS officials

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) officials on Sunday said that Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used in yesterday’s blast at ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ event held near Gulistan-e-Johar in Karachi. The BDS officials visited the bomb site and revealed that the a low intensity improvise explosive device (IED) was exploded in the ‘Mehfil-e-Milad’ event. Around 250 […]

NAB summons Bilawal Bhutto, Zardari

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari on December 13. Senior PPP leader Farhatullah Babar confirming the report said Bilawal had received a notice from the NAB Islamabad, however his legal counsel Farooq H Naek would appear before […]

Previous govts failed to act proactively on Kashmir issue: human rights minister

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Sunday said in the wake of the United Nations report on Kashmir, the previous governments of Pakistan had failed to act proactively on the Kashmir issue. Addressing a one day International Conference on UN Report on Human Rights Violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir […]

Afghanistan

Despite ‘Immense’ Pushback Gov’t Determined to Tackle Corruption: Ghani

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

KABUL (Web Desk): President Ashraf Ghani said on Monday despite persistence of the corrupt and immense pushback, they are making inroads in eradicating corruption from the government. Speaking on International Anti-Corruption Day, Ghani said after 09/11 incident, Afghanistan has received billions of dollars in aid but he said Afghans have failed to manage the assistance […]

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Taliban Seize Outpost in Farah, Killing Nine Afghan Soldiers

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

FARAH (Web Desk): At least nine Afghan security forces were killed in the western province of Farah after the Taliban attacked an outpost in the province on Saturday night, officials said. Khair Mohammad Noorzaie, Farah provincial council member said that the Taliban stormed the outpost of the Afghan forces in “Abkhurma” area in Balablok district […]

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Corruption remains central to Afghanistan’s challenges: IWA

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Corruption remains central to many of Afghanistan’s challenges, says Integrity Watch Afghanistan’s national corruption survey 2018, asking the government to focus on long term anti-graft efforts. The survey released on Saturday has found some slight progress since in Afghanistan’s general situation since 2016, with limited room for optimism. In the 2018 biennial survey, 61 percent […]

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AGO suspends head of Football Federation

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has suspended six members of the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) including Keramuddin Karim, head of the federation, following allegations of sexual and physical abuse of woman members of the AFF by its male members, an adviser of President Ghani confirmed. President Ashraf Ghani’s adviser Fazel Fazly said in […]

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MoF awaits Parliament’s decision on national budget

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has submitted the draft for the national budget to the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, one month ago, but it has not has been approved so far, spokesman of the ministry Shamroz Khan Masjidi said on Saturday. Masjidi said they are concerned about the consequences of […]

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Taliban’s shadow governor for Paktika province has been killed

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

PAKTIKA (Khamma Press): Taliban’s shadow governor for southeastern Paktika province of Afghanistan has been killed during an operation, the Ministry of Interior(MoI) said late on Saturday. MoI in a statement said the group’s shadow governor for Paktika Pir Agha was killed during an operation in Gomal district of the province. The statement further added that […]

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Business

China’s November export, import growth shrinks, showing weak demand

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): China reported far weaker than expected November exports and imports, showing slower global and domestic demand and raising the possibility authorities will take more measures to keep the country’s growth rate from slipping too much. November exports only rose 5.4 percent from a year earlier, Chinese customs data showed on Saturday, the weakest […]

OPEC agrees to cut oil production in a bid to boost prices  

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

VIENNA (AFP): OPEC members and 10 other oil producing nations agreed Friday to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day in a bid to boost prices. Energy ministers reached the deal — which takes effect from January 1 but has already sent prices surging on oil markets — after two days of talks at […]

Facebook fined $11.3 million by Italy for selling users data

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

ROME (AFP): Italy’s competition authority has fined Facebook 10 million euros ($11.3 million) for selling users’ data without informing them and “aggressively” discouraging users from trying to limit how the company shares their data. Facebook “misleadingly gets people to sign up… without informing them in an immediate and adequate way of how the data they […]

US job growth cools in Nov, monthly wage gains modest

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US job growth slowed in November and monthly wages increased less than expected, suggesting some moderation in economic activity that could support expectations of fewer interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve in 2019. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report on Friday came against a backdrop of a steep sell-off on […]

Euro area economy grows 1.6% in Q3

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

ISTANBUL (AA): The European Union’s statistical office announced on Friday the 28-member bloc’s economic growth figures for the third quarter of 2018. The gross domestic product for the euro area (EA19) saw a 1.6 percent growth year-on-year, while the EU28 grew by 1.8 percent in the same period, Eurostat said. The office noted that the […]

Turkey’s cultural expenditure on rise in 2017

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Turkey spent 44 billion Turkish liras ($12 billion) for cultural activities in 2017, with 19.4-percent rise from the previous year, the nation’s statistical authority said on Friday. The government expenditures amounted to 64.2 percent of sum while the rest — 35.8 percent — was spent by private bodies, according to the Turkish Statistical […]

Sports

Pakistan qualify for knock-out stage in Hockey World Cup

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

BHUBANESWAR (Agencies): Pakistan qualified for the knock-out stage of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup on the basis of goal average here at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. Netherlands finished second in Pool D after defeating Pakistan 5-1 in the second match on day 12 of the tournament. Malaysia failed to qualify for the cross-overs […]

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Lahore Qalandars name Mohammad Hafeez as captain

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars has named Mohammad Hafeez as its new captain. The announcement was made by Qalandars CEO Rana Fawad at a press conference where Hafeez was also present. “Captaining Qalandars will be a challenge for me”, Hafeez said, adding that the Qalandars have all the players to […]

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Messi’s free-kick magic keeps Barca top

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

MADRID  (AFP): Lionel Messi stole the show with two free-kick goals in a blistering display as Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of La Liga with a thumping 4-0 derby win over Catalan rivals Espanyol. The Argentine superstar curled home two sensational set-pieces and set up another goal as he and his teammates romped […]

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Hockey World Cup: Pakistan face Netherlands in must-win match today

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

BHUBANESWAR (Web Desk): Pakistan face Netherlands in a must-win pool D match at the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India today (Sunday). Pakistan need to finish third to qualify for the next round of the World Cup. They must win against Netherlands to finish second in Pool D. A defeat against Netherlands will leave Pakistan […]

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Sri Lanka appoint Rixon as fielding coach

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2018

COLOMBO (AFP): Struggling Sri Lanka on Saturday announced the appointment of former Australian cricketer Steve Rixon as their fielding coach, in a bid to boost preparations for the world cup next year. The 64-year-old will begin his new assignment later this month and join the team in New Zealand where, starting December 15, Sri Lanka […]

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Real Madrid face last-place Huesca in battle of large and little

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

Madrid (Agencies): Luka Modric has been voted the best player on the planet and Real Madrid crowned European champions three times in a row but in Huesca on Saturday they will meet a team from the opposite end of the ladder. Madrid´s stars gathered in Paris on Monday, dressed in shiny black suits and bow-ties, […]

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Fashion & Movies

Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’earns Rs 500 core in first week

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ is smashing the box office with it swiftly soaring to the Rs500 crore mark worldwide with a mere span of seven days. The news was publicized by famed Indian producer Karan Johar who presented the Hinid version of the Akshay Kummar and Rajnikanth-starrer, and rejoiced the […]

Dabang Khan tops Forbes India celebrity 100 list

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bajrangi Bhaijaan of Bollywood, Salman Khan has topped Forbes India’s 2018 list of richest Indian celebrities with earnings amounting to INR253.25 crore. On the back of Rs 253.25 crore earned through his film releases, television appearances and brand endorsements between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, the 52-year-old actor became India’s […]

Madhuri Dixit joins politics

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) contemplates nominating Dhak Dhak famed Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit as their candidate for general elections 2019. According to Indian media reports a senior leader of BJP has revealed Madhuri’s name in the final list of candidates contesting for Lok Sabha’s election from Pune. Our party is pondering […]

Sanjay Dutt and Aayush Sharma to be seen together in a upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sanjay Dutt has been in the news all through 2018. The actor first made headlines because a biopic was being made on him, then he was the talk of the town when the film became a blockbuster and later his projects like Kalank and Panipat kept him in the limelight. Aayush Sharma, […]

Ranbir and Alia to celebrate New Year together

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are currently busy shooting for their upcoming film Brahmastra. The duo will be seen together on the big screen for the first time ever in this Ayan Mukerji directorial. Brahmastra is a trilogy and is being produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Ranbir and Alia found love […]

Vidya Balan to play role of ‘Shakuntala Devi’ in her next movie

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: National Award winning actress Vidya Balan is all set to star in Anu Menon directorial in which she will be seen playing the role of Shakuntala Devi who’s famously known as a human calculator. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film will be a true life story of mathematician Shakuntala Devi and we […]

Science & Technology

SpaceX launches record 64 satellites in single mission

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2018

CALIFORNIA (Bloomberg): SpaceX notched its 19th launch of the year Monday, lofting 64 small spacecraft from 34 organizations into low Earth orbit. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s central coast at about 10:34 a.m. local time. The customer was Spaceflight Industries, a Seattle-based company that organized the launch […]

Microsoft to redesign its Windows 10 icons

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (The Verge): Microsoft appears to be planning on overhauling its Windows 10 icons alongside its Office suite. The software giant revealed a new icon design for Office 365 earlier this week, and with it teased some Windows changes it has been considering. “It is a huge undertaking to build a common system and design […]

Volvo recalls over 16,000 in China over CVM problem

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2018

BEIJING (Xinhua): A total of 16,582 Volvos are being recalled in China due to a problem with the software in the Vehicle Connectivity Module (VCM), according to the State Administration for Market Regulation. The recall affects both imported and domestically made models including XC90, S90, V90CC and XC40, manufactured between 2016 and 2018, the administration […]

Hackers might steal customer information, admits Dell

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies): Dell has released a customer update on its website acknowledging that it warded off a possible hack on November 9. In the update, Dell says it noticed and took action to intervene in “unauthorized activity” on its network. The hackers tried to extract customer names, email addresses, and hashed passwords, although it’s not […]

Russia plans to establish moon colony by 2040

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

MOSCOW (The Moscow Times): Russia plans to establish a moon colony by 2040, the federal space agency announced on Wednesday after discussions on the country’s long-term space program. A previous program drafted by the federal space agency Roscosmos in 2014 envisioned a three-stage plan to send humans to the lunar surface to set up infrastructure […]

Toyota unveils its 2020 Corolla Hybrid

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: It is the very first time that Toyota is going to bring the hybrid system. We know that it will not be easy for you to believe Toyota never added a hybrid variant. However, now the company has unveiled the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid that will hit the market in 2019. It […]

Health

Papua Guinea scrambles to vaccinate as polio returns

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2018

MOUNT HAGEN (AFP): Decades after polio was eradicated from Papua New Guinea, the crippling and sometimes deadly disease has returned, leaving doctors scrambling to revive long-lapsed vaccination programmes. Until earlier this year, the polio virus was endemic in only three countries in the world: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. But a relatively rare strain is now […]

Yemen sterilizes Sanaa water supplies as cholera outbreak picks up again

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2018

SANAA (Reuters): Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks and houses to help stem the world’s worst outbreak of cholera. Nearly four years of war between a Saudi-led coalition and the Iranian-aligned Houthi group have crippled healthcare and sanitation systems in Yemen, where some 1.2 million suspected […]

Govt committed for elimination of HIV: Alvi

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has reiterated the government’s commitment to work towards elimination of HIV and AIDS from the country. “The federal and provincial governments are cognizant of their responsibilities and accord high priority to prevention and treatment of this disease,” he said in his message on the occasion of World AIDS […]

Focus on to eradicate polio from Lakki Marwat

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: To eradicate polio is a national cause and it is responsibility of all concerned to make the district free from disease by accomplishing assigned task effectively. This was stated by deputy commissioner Jahangir Azam Wazir while presiding over a meeting of district polio eradication committee at his office the other […]

Two more children die of malnutrition

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

F.P. Report THARPARKAR: The death toll of children due to malnutrition in Sindh’s Tharparkar region continues to climb as two more passed away on Thursday. According to Sindh health department, the deaths took place at Civil Hospital Mithhi where two minor children fall prey to malnutrition taking toll during the month of November to 53. […]

14m vaccine doses delivered to Yemen

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

SANAA (AA): More than 14 million doses of vaccine for children have been delivered to Yemen’s southern city of Aden (which currently serves as the government’s interim capital), the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) said Thursday. “More than 14 million doses of measles and rubella vaccine have arrived at Aden’s international airport,” UNICEF’s Yemen office said […]

Travel

Passengers scream in horror as plane’s engine appears to fall apart mid-air

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: Passengers on a flight from Las Vegas to Florida were left screaming in horror after part of the plane’s engine appeared to fall apart during takeoff. ABC10 anchor Brandon Rittiman tweeted that his friend CJ Gunnerson was on the flight, which had to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas. “‘The hatch […]

Underwater rail soon to connect Mumbai and UAE

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Seems like the UAE is running high on technologies these days! News has it that the UAE is planning to build a 2,000-km-long underwater rail that will connect Mumbai to Fujairah city in the UAE, Middle East. The news came to light during the UAE-India Conclave organised in Abu Dhabi. Abdulla […]

Emirates with easyJet set to strengthen network

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Emirates’ fledgling partnership with low-cost carrier easyJet will strengthen the Dubai-based company’s European network, industry experts predict, enabling it to indirectly serve destinations that would otherwise be beyond logistical reach. Emirates has long eschewed the formal alliances favored by the likes of British Airways, instead agreeing codeshare partnerships with 21 airlines, including several […]

Texas woman mad at airline employee for mocking her daughter name

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2018

TEXAS (AFP): A mother from Texas says that an employee of Southwest Airlines mocked her five-year-old daughter’s name. The child is named Abcde, pronounced Ab-city. Traci Redford said she and young Abcde were flying from Santa Ana, California to their home in El Paso, Texas a few weeks ago when a gate agent began mocking […]

Six passengers injured as Vietjet plane makes troubled landing  

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2018

HANOI (AFP): Six people were injured after a the wheels of a recently delivered Vietjet Airbus plane flew off as the aircraft made a rough landing in central Vietnam, officials said Friday. The incident comes as Southeast Asia´s booming aviation industry faces scrutiny following last month´s deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia blamed on technical […]

Nearly 35.6m foreigners visit Turkey

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Nearly 35.6 million foreigners visited Turkey in the January-October period this year, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced Friday. In the 10-month period, the number of foreign visitors climbed 22.4 percent compared to some 29 million in the same period last year. The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya was the top destination […]

Articles

Why Military Courts

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2018

Mohammed Latif No civilised society would like to have extra judicial measures imposed on it unless extra ordinary circumstances warrant so to maintain the very spirit of rule of law; establishment of Guantanamo Bay Jail by the USA after 9/11 is a case in point. For Pakistan, unfortunately, the situation is quite opposite where even […]

George Bush Sr: Speaking ill of the dead

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2018

Tallha Abdulrazaq The death of George Bush Senior will be remembered mostly for the wars he caused and the destruction he visited upon the Middle East. In America, the whitewhashing begins. George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died yesterday aged 94. The mainstream media – particularly in the West – […]

Radicalism in Somalia: Rethinking an alternative solution

By The Frontier Post | December 2, 2018

Mohamed Salah Ahmed The history of Islam on the Horn of Africa dates back 1400 years. It came from the Arabian Peninsula through migration and trade, mainly from Yemen and Oman. In Somalia, during the 14th century many Somalis converted to Islam and gradually Islam became the dominant religion. Today, almost 100 percent of Somalis […]

The viral video of the Syrian boy: Another symptom of chronic xenophobia

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2018

  Meryem Ilayda Atlas Footage of a 15-year-old Syrian boy being grabbed by the throat, shoved to the ground and waterboarded by a group of his classmates in a school in the United Kingdom has been widely shared on social media. The same boy, whose wrist had been also broken by the same group before, […]

An Al Shabab defector is pushing the limits of Somalia’s democracy

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

Amaal Abukar A high-ranking former Al Shabab Deputy Leader, Abu Mansoor Robow, is running for regional office in Somalia and it is raising questions about the future of Somali democracy, and how inclusive it should be. An announcement by the former deputy leader of Al Shabab (Sheikh Mukhtar Robow aka Abu Mansoor), to run for […]

The Vienna treaties and the Khashoggi investigation

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2018

Ferhat Kucuk The controversies surrounding the Jamal Khashoggi killing have given way to some debates about the credibility and functionality of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, an international legal agreement drafted by the United Nations many years ago to regulate the diplomatic affairs of world states. As required by the convention, the […]

Editorial

Import restrictions

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2018

A number of South Asian countries adopted the policies of attaining self reliance in manufacturing industrial raw mater, intermediate goods and import substitutions. In Pakistan, the policy of brute nationalization of industries in 1970s and neglect of policy formulation for promoting industries of these goods and technology improvement had left the government to enforce import […]

Pak-Russia strategic partnership

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2018

In the multi-polar world Islamabad and Moscow has agreed to upgrade bilateral ties to the level of strategic partnership during a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi and Russian ambassador Alexy Decov. The two sides agreed to improve cooperation in the field of defense production. Relations between Pakistan and Russia have increased significantly during […]

Weak anti-money laundering regime

By The Frontier Post | December 2, 2018

Curbing money laundering is one of the two main pillars of 40 points action plan of the Paris based Financial Action Task Force which has grey-listed Pakistan for the second time for its inability to tighten the anti-money laundering and counter terror financing laws. A short leash until September next year has been given to […]

Still on redline

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2018

Despite The austerity drive, release of refund and subsidy to the exporters and preferential electricity and gas tariffs to export industries, the macro economic indicators have not shown signs towards imprudent. The federal governments’ reliance to remain afloat has increased massively as borrowings from the State Bank of Pakistan surged to the highest ever Rs. […]

Master stroke

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2018

Addressing the foundation stone laying function of the much awaited Kartapur corridor for Sikh pilgrims, Prime Minister Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “The leadership of Pakistan and India must break free from the shekels of the past to move forward for normalizing relations and resolving bilateral disputes to achieve peace, which is inevitable for the […]

India’s obduracy

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation Karatpur corridor, facilitating the visa free entry of Sikh pilgrams to Gordwuara Darbar Sing in Narowal. He arrived there flanked by the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Quereshi and Indian Minister Naojot Singh Sidhu. The ceremony was attended by federal and […]

Letters to Editor

Shandur Polo festival

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Polo is a sport played in the central Asia some 600BC ago. It was initially partly sport and partly training of war with 100 men either side. Later on it was considered to be the sports played by nobility and military persons. The modern polo game is traced back to 1859 by British military officers. […]

The future of tribal students

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

This is an accepted fact that the wave of terrorism has made every individual and section of  the then FATA pay an irreparable loss. The houses of the public were destroyed; businesses wereblocked; people became paralyzed psychologically; life and property were looted, and even they were made compelled to quit their houses and live a […]

Attention required!

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

The administrators and citizenry at large of the country are so preoccupied with some national and international issues- like  Panama, terrorism etc.- that hardly some other genuine problems of the society make it to the national media or our public discourse. One of such overlooked issues is Thalassaemia- a rare genetic blood condition that, it […]

Private schools

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2018

Through the section of your regarded newspaper, I might want to draw the consideration of individuals on the issue that parents of numerous students of private school complained that they were being compelled to pay the educational fee for the month of June and July. Parents said that they had gotten a circular from the […]

Ramadan and the profit mongers

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Ramadan is one of the august and sublime months for all the Muslims around the world. This month is the most awaited one, and it is commemorated with great pomp and show by keeping in mind the sacrosanctity of it. The observers have very special preparation and paraphernalia in order to earn more rewards and […]

70 years of looting

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2018

I am writing to highlight the environmental degradation that affecting the Pakistan economy.  It is estimated that damage cost of environmental degradation in Pakistan is at PKRs 346 billion per year. The country is decaying and dying as well as habitant including all living creatures (humans, animals, marine life, etc) over the time. There is […]

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