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UNGA president calls on COAS, lauds Pak Army’s contributions

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces on Tuesday lauded the contributions made by the Pakistan Army for maintaining peace, stability and rehabilitation in conflict zones , said the military’s media wing. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), she called on Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed […]

TLP leaders sent on 14-day judicial remand by ATC

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday sent Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi and patron-in-chief Pir Afzal Qadri along with four others to prison on a 14-day judicial remand. During the hearing of a case related to nationwide protests and hate speech against the state institutions following the acquittal of blasphemy accused […]

PTI calls ‘key’ party meeting before mini-budget

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) has summoned an important consultative meeting of the party’s parliamentary body before they table mini-budget in the Parliament. PM Khan has called the meeting at 11am on Wednesday. The premier will chair the meeting that will be briefed by Finance Minister Asad Umar. The party has directed all relevant […]

Indian forces martyr two Kashmiris in Shopian

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Indian occupied forces continued its atrocities in the occupied Kashmir and martyred two more youth in Shopian district on Tuesday. According to Kashmir Media Service reports, the Indian forces killed the youth during a search operation in Heff Shirmal area of the district. Meanwhile, despite snowfall and rains, people took to the […]

Pak Army rescues tourists trapped in Nathia Gali

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: Pakistan army teams rescued the stranded tourists in heavy snow near Nathia Gali on early Tuesday morning. Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted that Army and Air Force rescue teams were sent in support of the civil administration to help the tourists stranded at Toheed Abad near […]

Sahiwal killings: LHC summons IG Punjab on Jan 24

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan has said that the judicial commission to investigate Sahiwal killings can be constituted after consultation with provincial government, on Tuesday. This he remarked during the hearing on the plea demanding judicial inquiry of the tragic incident, Justice Shamim Khan has summoned […]

Global

New Swedish PM says will preserve defence policy, won’t join NATO

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

STOCKHOLM (Sputnik): Recently elected Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven, who presented on Monday the country’s new government, pledged that Sweden’s security policy line would remain the same under the new authorities and Stockholm would not try to join NATO. “Sweden will maintain its security policy line. The defence appropriations will be gradually increased to strengthen […]

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Venezuelan army arrests soldiers calling for uprising

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

CARACAS (AA): A group of soldiers calling for an uprising against the Venezuelan government were reportedly arrested on Monday. “A small group of soldiers were arrested who betrayed their oath of allegiance to the homeland,” said a statement published on Twitter accounts of Television of Venezuela and the Ministry of Popular Power for Defense. A […]

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Iran ready to ‘eliminate Israel from earth’ – AFC

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

TEHRAN (Sputnik): The Israeli Defence Forces has stated that it targeted alleged “military facilities of [Iran’s] Quds Force” at Damascus International Airport in an airstrike conducted on 21 January. Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh told the Iranian news agency Young Journalists Club that “current and future generations [of air force pilots] are […]

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Kenyan police repels attack

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

NAIROBI (Reuters): Kenyan police have thwarted an attack by suspected Somali militants al Shabaab on a Chinese-owned construction company in an eastern region, an official said on Monday, days after the Islamist group killed 21 people in Nairobi. The assailants wounded one person while they attempted to hit the site in Garissa county, not far […]

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Zimbabwe police arrest leader of largest union

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

HARARE (AP): A spokesman for Zimbabwe’s largest trade union said police have arrested the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Japhet Moyo. He was arrested at the airport in Harare on Monday and lawyers are checking with police to see why. His organization had called for last week’s nationwide strike to protest […]

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Bomb was legitimate act of war

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

BOGOTA (Reuters): Colombia’s ELN rebel group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week’s car bomb attack against a police academy that killed 21 as a legitimate act of war and urged President Ivan Duque to return to the negotiating table. In a statement on its website, the National Liberation Army (ELN) said it conducted the […]

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Pakistan

Centre submits reply over Uzair Baloch in SHC

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Federal government on Tuesday submitted response in the Sindh High Court (SHC) over production of the Lyari gangwar and outlawed People’s Aman Committee Uzair Baloch. Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar heard the plea regarding production of Uzair Baloch. The federal government in its response stated that Uzair Baloch was facing case in military […]

IHC allows FIA to continue probe against BISP official

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to continue with its probe against Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) official Abida Pathan over her alleged involvement in financial wrongdoings. A bench comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb withdrew a stay order that had restrained FIA from carrying out […]

SC to hear Khadija Siddiqui case on January 23

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has set the January 23 for the hearing of Khadija Siddiqui, a student of law and stabbing survivor on January 23 case. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will head a three-member bench of the Supreme Court and it will hear the case on Wednesday. Khadija, […]

Top court releases three life-sentenced prisoners after eight years

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has released three life-sentenced prisoners after eight years, on Tuesday. According to reports, Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa headed a three-member bench of the apex court and heard the case pertaining to a murder in Dera Ghazi Khan. During the hearing, CJP Khosa remarked that if […]

Digitalization of country need of hour: IT minister

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui Monday said that IT sector would bring a change in the country in future, so it is need of the hour time to digitalize the country. Talking to the media persons during his visit to the Virtual University (VU) here, he […]

Pakistan kicks off three-day polio campaign

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A countrywide polio immunization campaign commenced on Monday during which about 39 million children under the age of five will be administered anti polio drops. As many as 260,000 polio workers are participating in the drive which will go door to door to administer anti polio drops to the children. PM’s Focal […]

Afghanistan

Taliban confirm meeting US representatives in Qatar

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban said on Monday (January 21) that they were holding two-day talks with the U.S. officials in Doha, capital of Qatar. In a press release available with Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that their representatives were meeting U.S. officials in Doha. “Talks were started with U.S. representatives […]

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Gen. Votel, Hayat confer on Nangarhar security situation

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: US central command chief Gen. Joseph Votel has discussed security situation and other issues with the governor of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Gen. Votel traveled to the provincial capital, Jalalabad, and met with Governor Hayatullah Hayat at the airport. He […]

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No compromise on Afghan forces’ sacrifices: Ghani

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has said National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib would lead the Ministry of Interior until a new minister is appointed in order to continue the management of former acting minister Amrullah Saleh. President Ghani visited the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and met with its leadership on Sunday evening, a […]

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Security forces capable of defeating armed opponents

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government has said the security forces were capable of defeating the terrorist groups in the country. A press release issued by the presidential office stated that the criminal enemies of Afghanistan martyred and wounded the sincere sons of the soil during attack on National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Maidan […]

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Personal interests ruptured grand alliance: East elders

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A number of residents of eastern provinces on Monday said politicians who formed the Grand National Alliance have forgotten their promises and were pursuing personal interests. The residents, coming all the way from Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces to Kabul, said they would support election teams which only worked for the […]

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114 districts get food banks

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Sunday said more than 4,000 food banks have been set up in 114 districts across the country with people’s support. A statement from the ministry to Pajhwok Afghan News said these food banks distributed more than 1,400 metric tons of food to 12,705 […]

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Business

China records slowest growth rate since 1990

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

BEIJING (AA): China’s economy grew 6.6 percent in 2018, its slowest pace since 1990, amid trade tensions with the US, local media reported. “China’s GDP grew at 6.6 percent in 2018, above the 6.5 percent annual target set by officials at the beginning of the year,” the Global Times reported, citing official data released by […]

Tokyo stocks close higher

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

TOKYO (AFP/APP): Tokyo stocks closed higher on Monday, extending global rallies as optimism grew over a breakthrough in efforts to defuse a US-China trade war. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.26 percent or 53.26 points to 20,719.33 while the broader Topix index was up 0.56 percent or 8.78 points at 1,566.37. “A set of […]

Careem asked to employ returning expats in transport service

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari Monday asked the Careem Pakistan, an online cab service, for absorbing returning expatriates in their transport business after providing them necessary training. He floated the idea during a meeting with Careem Pakistan’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), […]

Asian markets post fresh gains

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

HONG KONG (AFP/APP): Asian markets on Monday built on last week’s rally as investors cheered a report that China had offered to eliminate its massive trade surplus with the United States, while data showed Chinese economic growth hit forecasts in 2018. Regional equities picked up where they finished Friday after Bloomberg said Beijing had pledged […]

China set to post slowest growth in 28 years in 2018, more stimulus seen

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): China is expected to report on Monday that economic growth cooled to its slowest in 28 years in 2018 amid weakening domestic demand and bruising US tariffs, adding pressure on Beijing to roll out more support measures to avert a sharper slowdown. Growing signs of weakness in China — which has generated nearly […]

Small electric cars may be unaffordable for some

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

BERLIN (Reuters): The move to electric vehicles will make cars significantly more expensive, meaning they may become unaffordable for people on low incomes in the future, the chairman of Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said in an interview published on Sunday. The German carmaker is still reeling from a 2015 scandal over cheating on emissions tests and needs […]

Sports

Kohli becomes first to sweep top three ICC awards

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Indian captain Virat Kohli capped a memorable 2018 season by becoming the first to win the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) cricketer, test and one-day international (ODI) player of the year awards, the ICC said on Tuesday. Kohli, the top scorer in both tests and one-dayers in 2018, was also named captain of the […]

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Warner to undergo surgery

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

SYDNEY (Agencies): Banned former Australian vice-captain David Warner is expected to undergo minor surgery on his elbow Tuesday after returning home from the Bangladesh Premier League with an injury. Warner, alongside former skipper Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft, was suspended from international cricket over a ball-tampering scandal during a Test match in South Africa […]

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Dembele sparkles but Messi needed off bench to rescue

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

La Liga (Agencies): Ousmane Dembele gave Barcelona a glimpse into the future but Barcelona still needed Lionel Messi to beat Leganes 3-1 on Sunday and restore their five-point lead at the top of La Liga. Messi had started on the bench, rested by coach Ernesto Valverde, and for just over an hour at the Camp […]

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Hasan Ali eyes series win against Proteas

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk Durban: Pakistan fast-bowler Hasan Ali is optimistic about team’s chances of winning the ongoing ODI series against South Africa. Pakistan went one-nil up in the five-match series after opener Imamul Haq and middle-order batsman Mohammad Hafeez set up a five-wicket win for Pakistan in the first one-day international against South Africa at St […]

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Australian Open: Top seed Djokovic in quarterfinal

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

MELBOURNE (Agencies): World number one men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday beat Russia’s Daniil Medvedev to reach the quarterfinals in the Australian Open 2019. The Serbian top-seeder beat the 15th-seeded Medvedev 3-1 by 6-4, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3. “Since my next opponent is probably watching, I feel great, never felt better in my life,” Djokovic […]

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PAF Academy Asghar Khan win PAF Inter-Base Golf title

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): PAF Academy Asghar Khan won the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Inter-Base Golf Championship 2019 held at Peshawar Golf Club on Monday. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the chief guest at prize distribution ceremony. The chief guest awarded trophies and prizes to the winners. […]

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Fashion & Movies

Kabir Khan reveals when his ‘83’ will go on floors

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Now that Ranveer Singh has started hardcore practice sessions for his next – the Kapil Dev biopic, ’83, there’s a lot of excitement to see him in this unique avatar. After delivering the biggest hit of his career and a blockbuster in all ways, Simmba, Ranveer seems to be ready to take […]

Alia Bhatt praises Varun Dhawan’s work in ‘Kalank’

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: One of the most loved duo, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are undoubtedly Bollywood’s most talented stars of their generation. They made their debut with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year and post that have starred in various films together. Abhishek Varman’s Kalank being their fourth outing together, the two have been […]

Kartik Aaryan to dance on a chartbuster from the ’90s

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Post Aankh marey from Simmba became a rage among the audience, another chartbuster song from the ’90s is ready to create a stir. Kartik Aaryan’s next film, Luka Chuppi, is going to rehash Akshay Kumar’s hit track, Yeh khabar chhapva do dkhbar mein, from Aflatoon (1997). This song was originally picturised on […]

Akshay Kumar likely to play villain in Kamal Haasan’s upcoming Indian-2

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ready to collaborate with south superstar Kamal Haasan, Akshay Kumar will next be seen in Indian 2. After starring in Indian, Haasan will be seen in the sequel in which Akshay reportedly will be playing the role of a villain. Haasan had bagged the National Award in Best Actor category for Indian […]

Deepika Padukone’s new avatar is a treat for fans

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone, who is in headlines now-a-days, was spotted participating in a ceremony in Mumbai in a gorgeous dress. Deepika was spotted donning a soft pink one-shoulder top with high-waist orange pant. Padmaavat actress paired her outfit with pearl earrings and hot pink heels. Indian skipper Virat Kohli and […]

Rihanna sends legal notice to her own father for using ‘Fenty’ brand name

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: American singing sensation Rihanna has filed a lawsuit against her own father Ronald Fenty for using her brand name for launching business. According to the suit, Rihanna has sued her father and his business partner Moses Perkins for using the name of her brand under Fenty Entertainment to their benefits by sending […]

Science & Technology

Remote workers are outperforming office workers–here’s why

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Brian de Haaff Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis. Maybe there is fun for a moment when the candy bar drops — but does all that […]

Japan successfully launches rocket with 7 satellites

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

TOKYO (Sputnik): The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Epsilon-4 launch vehicle with seven satellites from its Uchinoura Space Center on Friday, the live broadcast on the agency’s website showed. Epsilon is the next-generation solid fuel rocket, using cutting-edge technologies for improved operation performance and reduced costs. The vehicle is equipped with an advanced […]

Climate change is making ocean waves stronger

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The ocean waves are getting stronger as a result of climate change, which might pose dangers for coastal communities in the future, according to a latest study published in the scientific journal Nature. Researchers found that waves have increased in strength by 0.41 percent per year since 1948, and this change is […]

Google announces new feature in search console

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Internet search giant Google has announced that a new feature is now available in Search Console. “Yay! A new feature is now available in Search Console!,” read a message by Google Webmasters, a verified account, on Twitter on Wednesday. It has urged users to check the new feature and give their feedback. […]

Google pays tribute to Abdul Hafeez Kardar (Late)

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Google has the habit of giving tributes to well known and excelling people from every field. Today is 94th birthday of Pakistan’s legendary cricket stalwart Abdul Hafeez Kardar. Search engine Google has paid tribute to the Pakistani legend with a beautiful doodle. Abdul Hafeez Kardar is the first captain of Pakistani Cricket […]

New retail tools to solve e-commerce profit problem

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Conventional wisdom in the Amazon era holds that the lowest price wins the battle of the retailers, leading many to just about give away items to make a sale. Yet some data suggest a more nuanced reality: while 76 percent of retailers aim to sell goods at the lowest price, only […]

Health

Three days anti-polio drive to start from 21st

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

Hafiz Muhammad Aziz-ur-Rehman HAFIZABAD: As many as 404 mobile teams have been constituted to administer anti-polio drops to 2,57,000 children below five years of age from January 21 to 23. While briefing the District Anti-Polio Committee Chief Executive Officer Health Dr. Muhammad Aslam Chaudhary said that the Health Department has made foolproof arrangements to administer […]

Fasting leads to better overall health: Study

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports. The circadian clock operates within […]

Ebola death toll passes 400 in Congo

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

KINSHASA (AFP): The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed the 400 mark in the east and northeast, health authorities said Tuesday. “Since the start of the epidemic, the total number of cases is 658 — 609 confirmed and 49 probable. In total there have been […]

470,000 children to be immunized

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Abid Wazir Wednesday said that as many as 470,000 children under the age of five would be immunization against polio in the upcoming drive. Talking to media after inaugurating four-day polio vaccination campaign here, he said that 1251 teams have been constituted to achieve the target of vaccination, adding […]

Physical activity can reduce risk of premature death, says new study

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Are you sitting comfortably? Then get up and move about – even if it is just a walk about the office. That is the advice from experts who say periods of sitting must be replaced with exercise in order to ward off an early death. Previous research from the same team […]

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of miscarriage among women: study

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk UTAH: A new study has found that even short-term exposure to polluted air can have serious consequences for pregnant women. Exposure to air pollution is as dangerous for pregnant women as smoking when it comes to raising the risk of miscarriage. A new study has found that, when women are exposed to elevated […]

Travel

Hundreds of flights canceled in Germany due to strike

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Hundreds of flights have been canceled at eight German airports on Tuesday due to strikes by security staff in an ongoing dispute over pay. In Frankfurt Airport, the busiest hub of the country, more than 600 flights were scrapped, according to airport operator Fraport. Around 1,000 security personnel stopped working in Frankfurt […]

Best hiking trails in Europe

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: When we think of a Europe tour, the primary things that come to one’s mind is beautiful cities, historical towns, heritage monuments, art and culture, and of course shopping. But in fact, there is a lot more that Europe has to offer. From stunning mountain ranges to breathtaking snow-capped mountains, Europe is […]

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to start from mid January

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk HANOI: Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways announced Saturday that they will commence operations from Wednesday, Jan. 16 after being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) this week. In a statement released yesterday, the airline, which is owned by FLC Group, self-described as ‘one of the largest economic groups in Vietnam,’ said tickets would be […]

Security staff to go on strike at 8 German airports

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Security personnel at Germany’s major airports Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg will go on a strike on Tuesday, Ver.di trade union announced on Monday.  In a statement on its webpage, Ver.di slammed the Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies (BDLS) for not submitting any negotiable proposals on pay rise, despite earlier warning strikes […]

Hong Kong, The best place to visit in Asia

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

Travel Tips Best Months to Visit The best time to visit Hong Kong is between October and December. This period boasts comfortable temperatures and reasonable room rates. After New Years, tourism picks up significantly, despite the lower temps, and leads to higher hotel prices and more crowds. Another sweet spot for affordable travel is the […]

Indonesia’s Garuda airline brings live music to the skies

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

JAKARTA: An airline is bringing music to the skies by staging a series of live acoustic concerts at 35,000 feet. Indonesian national flag carrier Garuda will organise the shows on certain domestic flights in a scheme aimed at wooing millennials. And the airline hopes it will attract passengers ‘who want a different flight experience.’ Musicians […]

Articles

Pompeo’s pointless Mideast trip

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Ruhollah Ghasemian These days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to the Middle East and his meeting with his eight Arab counterparts have led some to think that Washington is planning to organize an Arab alliance against Iran and a war on Tehran will soon take shape in the region. The wave of Iranophobia […]

Iraq walking a tightrope between Iran and US

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

Ibrahim al-Marashi Iraq seeks to forge an independent foreign policy between the American-Iranian rivalry amidst a backdrop of frantic diplomatic visits to Baghdad in recent weeks. Jordan’s King Abdullah II visited Baghdad on Monday, his first trip to Iraq in more than a decade, the latest in a string of top-level diplomatic meetings in rapid […]

Economic Pain Spells Trouble for Modi and BJP

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Atul Singh The Modi-led BJP government has emulated Indira Gandhi and emasculated the economy, causing burning resentment among core supporters. Once upon a time, not a very long time ago, the Indian economy was mired in the Hindu rate of growth. The notorious license-permit-quota raj starved the economy of oxygen, perpetuating pernicious poverty by imposing […]

Trump said he beat ISIS. Instead, he’s giving it new life

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Brett McGurk WASHINGTON: On Dec. 17, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked for an important call with me and a few other senior State Department officials; I took the call from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, where I traveled often to help manage America’s fight against the Islamic State. I was there to walk through […]

Plan for the unforeseeable

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Rob Webb Lord Balfour, a Conservative Prime Minister, observed that the longer he continued in office, the more he realized that “Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all.” In 1902, with the British Empire at its peak, such lofty indifference may have constituted a sensible, pragmatic approach to almost any disaster which […]

Strong Sanctions Still Needed to Stop Putin’s Vision of a ‘Pan Russian State’

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

SARA CORCORAN  MOSCOW: DC DISPATCH-I had a conversation with a former Republican Senior military officer yesterday about allegations that Trump was looking into withdrawing the United States from NATO. He told me that NATO was a relic from the past and that China posed a more serious threat to the United States overall. He believes […]

Editorial

Sagacious decision

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Apart from human health related dangerous issues, more than a dozen imported coals based thermal power plants to be executed under CPEC were not financially viable because of highly inflated Capital Expenditure and agreed power tariff by the previous government.. The estimated cost of thermal power projects was $ 22 billion plus. Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf government […]

Financial inclusion

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Cash payments are made on monthly basis in informal sector of the economy including domestic servants, salesmen employed in small business houses and even to employees of in the regional newspapers. In rural areas majority of farmers could not deposit their savings from agriculture income in banks for a number of cogent reasons. In the […]

Looming gas crisis

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Launching and completion of politically motivated gas supply schemes with out exploiting its proven reserves to inject more gas into the distribution system has resulted in its load shedding besides the lingering problem of low pressure. Sacking the Managing Directors of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines and Sui Southern Gas Company, as scapegoats, provides no workable […]

Exploiting export potential

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

Pakistan can export the surplus of food grains, fruits, vegetables and meat to the South Asian markets to reduce the current account deficit. China is interested to increase imports from Pakistan, said Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing. In a meeting with the Federal Minister for Food Security and Research, Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan, the envoy elaborated that […]

Pak-India water dispute

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2019

Over the past two and half decades, India is violating the provisions Indus Water Treaty (IWT) by completing Construction of Kishan Ganga dam on the River Neelum and launching other projects on the River Chenab. It is sheer water aggression to deprive Pakistan of its share water from the three westerly rivers allocated to it […]

Home grown solution

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

Keeping in view of the tough conditions of the International Monetary Fund programme, the government has decided to present a home grown five year plan of economic stabilisation in the National assembly in the third week of this month. The plan will mirror the economic priorities of the ruling party. If it does materalise it […]

Letters to Editor

Learning from the history

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Our democratic leaders seem to have learnt from their past mistakes. Irony, they have only learnt to complete their five years tenure. In past, one Democratic Party conspired against another ruling party and stalled democratic progress.  For example, Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) staged protest against Zulifqar Ali Bhutto after 1977 general election claiming the election […]

Imran Khan led government to focus on its plan

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Amin Yousafzai Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf  with support of its allies  have finally been successful to decorate crown of the premiership on head of the party’s  chief Imran Khan. In May last, Imran Khan had unveiled the PTI’s government 100 days plan.  One component of the said plan is that if Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf […]

PTI on the move

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Our voters have shown much better awareness in the general elections as compared to past elections. This awareness adversely affected the ruling party’s mandate. Actually, the voters have condemned “Corruption” at top level. In my view, public money must only be used in national interest & not in personal interest under any condition. The wrong […]

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 […]

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