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PM Imran chairs National Security Council meeting

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). Sources informed media News that the country’s law and order along with the security situation of the region were discussed. The prime minister also informed those attending of his recent visit to China, including his meetings with […]

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No option but to suspend IHC’s Sharif family verdict: CJP

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar said on Tuesday that the Supreme Court has no option but to suspend the verdict of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Avenfield reference case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members. A three-member bench headed by the chief justice resumed […]

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US envoy Wells holds talks with FO officials on bilateral relations, Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Alice Wells, the United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday to follow up on Qureshi-Pompeo meetings in Washington. Wells led US delegation level talks with Foreign Office officials led by Additional Secretary of Americas Aftab Ahmad Khokher. During the talks, bilateral […]

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer says UN, EU made him leave Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

THE HAGUE (AFP): Saif-ul-Mulook, the lawyer for Asia Bibi has revealed that the UN and EU made him leave Pakistan “against my wishes” because he was a “prime target.” Mulook who has fled to the Netherlands said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad following protests across the country after Asia Bibi’s acquittal by […]

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Will become ‘more popular’ if arrested, says Zardari

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

F.P. Report NAWABSHAH: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that conspiracies are being hatched to put him behind bars, which however if materialise would make him even ‘more popular’. Addressing a gathering in Nawabshah on Tuesday, the former president of the country remarked that he has been involved in conflicts with […]

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ISPR pays rich tribute to martyrs of Kashmir on Yom-e-Shuhuda Jammu

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has paid rich tribute to the martyrs of November 6, 1947 and till date of occupied Kashmir. According to details, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and all over the world are observing  Jammu Martyrs’ Day today (Tuesday) to […]

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Global

Trump has ‘disgraced’ US prestige: Iran’s Khamenei

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

TEHRAN (AFP): Iran´s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that President Donald Trump has “disgraced” US prestige and would be the ultimate loser from renewing sanctions on the Islamic republic. “This new US president… has disgraced the remnant of America´s prestige and that of liberal democracy. America´s hard power, that is to say their […]

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Two women killed in Florida yoga class shooting

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (AFP): Two women were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Florida yoga studio before class members fought back and the attacker killed himself, police said on Saturday. The women, identified as Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, were shot and killed on Friday afternoon when Scott Beierle, 40, opened fire […]

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Attack in Egypt leaves 7 Coptic Christians dead

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

CAIRO (AA): At least seven Coptic Christians were killed Friday in a shooting attack by unknown assailants in Egypt’s central Minya province, local officials have said. Egyptian media outlets quoted Minya Governor Qassem Hussein as saying that at least seven people were killed — and another 13 injured — in an attack on a bus […]

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Saudi-led alliance announces fresh ops in Yemen’s Sanaa

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

RIYADH (AA): A Saudi-led military coalition on Friday announced it had struck an airbase and several missile platforms in Sanaa affiliated with Yemen’s Shia Houthi militia, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). “The operation targeted ballistic missile launch-and-storage sites, UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] ground stations, bomb-making facilities and affiliated logistical-support sites at Sanaa’s Al-Dailami […]

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EU to boost border security with AI lie detectors

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

BRUSSELS (Sputnik): Earlier, Hungary introduced psychological tests for migrants demanding asylum on the basis of persecution for having non-standard sexual orientations. Such tests were later ruled out by the European Court of Justice. The European Union is running trials of a new IBORDERCTRL project aimed at enhancing border security using AI technology. During the trials, […]

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‘Russia ready to renew dialogue with US on treaties’

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik):  President Trump has threatened to scrap the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which has served to guarantee European security against the threat of nuclear annihilation, accusing Russia of violating the treaty’s terms. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has indicated that Russia’s proposals aimed at reducing risks of military incidents in the Euro-Atlantic region are […]

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Pakistan

Punjab govt submits report in SC on damages during religious parties’ protests

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government on Saturday submitted a report in the Supreme Court regarding the losses and damage to property during the three-day long countrywide sit-ins staged by religious parties following a top court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi in a blasphemy case against her. As per the Punjab government’s report, private and public […]

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Sheikh Rasheed predicts ‘big names’ in Sindh will be arrested soon

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday predicted that “big names” in Sindh will be arrested soon in the money laundering case. Addressing a press conference at the Railways Headquarters in Lahore, Rasheed said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Hyderabad Express on November 15.” “It has been decided that the Lahore-Faisalabad […]

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Sindh bans purchase of new government vehicles for 3 years

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet has slapped a 3-year ban over purchase of the new vehicles for the use of the provincial government. The cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, gave green signal to CM himself, the Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, Speaker of Sindh Assembly, Inspector General of […]

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Jail sentences suspension: Sharifs requests SC to uphold IHC’s verdict

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar on Saturday submitted their replies in Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on appeal of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging suspension of Sharifs’ jail sentences in Avenfield reference. The replies state that verdict of Islamabad High […]

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Sindh govt bans purchase of new official cars

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Following the federal government’s footsteps, the Sindh government on Saturday launched an austerity drive. A spokesperson for Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said the provincial government has banned the purchase of new official cars as part of the austerity drive. The cabinet has approved the ban on the purchase of new […]

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CM Usman Buzdar is centre of power in Punjab, clarifies Chohan

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan on Saturday ‘categorically rejected’ claims pertaining to existence of differences among Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar and allied party Pakistan Muslim League Qauid (PML-Q). During an exclusive interview with Dunya News, the firebrand minister asserted that Usman Buzdar is chief minister (CM) of all of […]

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Afghanistan

Hekmatyar: Will not allow delay in presidential polls

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Head of the Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) has said his party was fully prepared for upcoming presidential election and would not allow delay in the elections, according to a statement. HIA Head Gulbuddin Hikmatyar expressed the view during a meeting with elders, youth and a number or residents from northern Kunduz province here, […]

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Ghani meets Kandahar elders, discuss recent deadly incident

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ghani Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday met with the elders of southern Kandahar province and discussed the recent deadly incident that left former police chief of the province Gen. Abdul Abdul Raziq dead. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani assured the elders of the […]

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AGO receives 37 election criminal cases

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Attorney General Office (AGO) has received 37 criminal cases relating to elections involving 134 persons, an official said. The Wolesi Jirga elections were held on October 20 and 21 in 32 provinces of the country. The polls were held after a week delay in Kandahar province and would be conducted in […]

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NPC approves six new contracts worth around 1.5 billion Afghanis

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The National Procurement Commission (NPC) approved six new contracts having a combined value of around 1.5 billion Afghanistan, the Office of the President said. According to a statement released by ARG Palace, the latest NPC meeting was organized late on Monday evening and was chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. The statement […]

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Bodies agree on strategy to separate fake votes

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Votes that missed biometric verification, voter lists or polled without being overseen by observers would be declared invalid, election bodies said. The Wolesi Jirga elections were held on October 20 and 21 in 32 provinces of the country, except Kandahar and Ghazni provinces. The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC has so far […]

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$75m ADB grant to help Afghanistan’s agriculture

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million grant to help in the development of horticulture value chains in Afghanistan, empowering farmers, crop producers, as well as agriculture enterprises to become major contributors to the country’s economy. In a statement, ADB said: “Agriculture is central to Afghanistan’s social and economic […]

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Business

Apple expected to unveil iPads with facial recognition

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday is expected to unveil updates to its Mac computers and iPads that include facial recognition features that have been available in the iPhone lineup at an event in Brooklyn. Analysts expect a new versions of Apple’s iPad Pro, its higher-end tablet computer that competes with the Microsoft […]

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Italy’s economy stalls as eurozone slows down

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Italy’s economy came to a standstill in the third quarter of the year, registering no growth at all, It comes as the new coalition government is arguing with the European Commission over the need for an expansionary budget to boost growth. Meanwhile, figures from the European Union showed economic growth in the […]

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General Electric reports 3Q loss of $22.8 billion

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP): General Electric reported a third-quarter loss of $22.8 billion Tuesday following a large asset write-down and cut most of its dividend as it seeks a turn-around under a new chief executive. The loss compares with profits of $1.3 billion in the year-ago period and is due to a $22 billion write-down announced […]

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Fiat Chrysler reconsiders Mexico

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

AUBURN HILLS (Reuters): Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s new CEO is tired of being No. 3 in US pickup truck sales. With a strategy of loading up its revamped Ram 1500 full-size trucks with new features – ranging from 12-inch touch screens on the dashboard to large battery packs and electric motors to help adjust speed […]

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Brussels urged to drop digital tax proposal

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

BRUSSELS (AFP): Spotify, Booking.com and other European hi-tech firms on Tuesday urged EU member countries to drop plans for a digital tax, warning it would harm economic growth and innovation in Europe. France for a year has rallied European Union partners to draw up the tax which Paris says is necessary to ensure that global […]

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Global stocks slide as investors fret over new tariffs

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Early gains on Wall Street fizzled and sent global stocks lower on Monday after reports that the US is planning an additional $257 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods if upcoming talks between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping fail to end a trade war between two of the world’s largest […]

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Sports

Pakistan beat Australia by 66 runs in first T20I

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Pakistan defeated Australia by 66 runs in the opening match of T20 series on Wednesday at Abu Dhabi Cricket Ground. Australia was all out on 89 runs while chasing 156 to win and handing Pakistan a big victory. Pakistan leads the 3-match series 1-0. While batting first, Babar Azam struck 55-ball […]

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Federer digs deep to reach Basel second round

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Basel (Agencies): Roger Federer had to fight hard to hold off Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic on Tuesday, edging to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win to reach the second round of the Swiss Indoors. The eight-time champion flirted with his earliest exit in Basel since his 1998 debut as a teenager, but came out on top in […]

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Shane Warne: Ex-Australia leg-spinner joins MCC world cricket committee

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

SYDNEY (Agencies): Legendary former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne has been appointed to the MCC world cricket committee. The committee is an independent panel of former and current players and umpires that can propose changes to the sport’s laws. Warne replaces former Australia wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, who is stepping down after six years’ service. “It is […]

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Kohli breaks Tendulkar’s record as fastest to 10,000 ODI runs

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

MUMBAI (Agencies): Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar’s record as the fastest batsman to score 10,000 one-day international runs. The India captain went past the 81 he needed, eventually scoring 157 not out, against West Indies to go to 10,000 ODI runs in 205 innings, beating Tendulkar who reached the mark in 259 innings. Kohli […]

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Akhtar, Aaqib show concerns over T10 League

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan’s former fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Aaqib Javed have expressed their reservations over the controversial T10 League where express fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar urged the International Cricket Council to think over the T10 League. While, on the other hand, Aaqib Javed raised question over the transparency of the ten-over league, which […]

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Kerber puts Naomi Osaka on brink of elimination

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Singapore (Agencies): Angelique Kerber beat Naomi Osaka at the WTA Finals to leave the US Open champion on the brink of elimination at the group stage. Germany’s Kerber, 30, has one win from two in the group, while Osaka, 21, has lost both of her round-robin matches. Kiki Bertens and Sloane Stephens, who both won […]

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Fashion & Movies

Aamir Khan to be seen in interesting look in Thugs of Hindostan

By The Frontier Post | September 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Thugs of Hindostan (TOH) is one of the most awaited films of 2018. The film stars Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in lead roles. While the makers of the film released the different looks of the characters and their names through motion posters, they kept the most […]

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Kajol wishes mom Tanuja on her 75th birthday

By The Frontier Post | September 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood veteran Tanuja has turned 75 today and making her day a lot more special today are her daughters Kajol and Tanishaa. Quite active on social media, Kajol often shares pictures with her beautiful mom and since it marks actress’s 75th birthday today, the elder one had a super special birthday wish. […]

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Veteran filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi passes away

By The Frontier Post | September 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi passed away in Mumbai this morning at Kokilaben Hospital. Known for her women oriented films like Rudaali, Chingaari, Ek Pal and Daman, Kalpana died at 64 after suffering from a kidney ailment. It was last year when Kalpana was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Around 4:30 AM, actress Huma Qureshi […]

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Katrina Kaif looks stunning in her first look from ‘Thugs of Hindostan’

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Thugs of Hindostan is without a doubt one of the most awaited films to release this year. The film promises to be visual treat for the audience thanks to the star studded cast of the film along with stunning visual effects. Interestingly, in the film, we will also see Amitabh Bachchan and […]

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Alia confirms Mahesh Bhatt’s return as a director with Sadak 2

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: On Mahesh Bhatt’s 70th birthday, Alia Bhatt had the perfect news for her father’s fans and followers. The young superstar announced through her Instagram handle that the sequel of Sadak 2 is being directed by Mahesh Bhatt himself. The announcement was made through a teaser that had glimpses of Sadak that released […]

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Tiger Shroff likely to be seen in Hollywood movie soon

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Tiger Shroff, the actor who has the potential to leave all stunt doubles and dancers behind, is all set to take his chiselled physique to Hollywood. According to a leading daily, Tiger has caught the attention of a top Hollywood producer, Lawrence Kasanoff. The filmmaker flew to Mumbai over the weekend for […]

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Science & Technology

iphones will be spared from China tarrifs, Trump informed CEO

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump told Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook that the U.S. government would not levy tariffs on iPhones assembled in China, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing a source familiar with the negotiations. The newspaper reported that Cook travelled to the White House last month to warn Trump of […]

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Checkr creates severe agony for Uber drivers

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2018

F.P Report New York: Checkr, a company used by Uber for doing background checks of its drivers has created severe mental agony for Uber drivers by providing back ground information on many drivers which is not accurate. Several drivers who have been working for Uber since many years have complained to Uber that they have […]

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Google offers $550 million for China’s second-largest e-commerce player

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Tech giant Google said Monday it will invest more than half a billion dollars in China’s second-largest e-commerce player, JD.com. As part of a strategic partnership, Google will put $550 million in cash into JD.com, the companies said in a statement. In return, Google will receive more than 27 million newly issued JD.com Class A […]

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Young people preferring WhattsApp over Facebook for news

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The use of social media networks such as Facebook to consume news has started to fall in the United States as many young people turn toward messaging apps such as Facebook-owned WhatsApp to discuss events, the Reuters Institute found. Usage of Facebook, the world’s largest social network, for news is down 9 […]

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New BlackBerry phone to revive grey brand

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk There’s a new BlackBerry smartphone, the latest effort to revive the once-dominant brand. The BlackBerry Key2 was unveiled Thursday in New York by TCL Communication, the Chinese manufacturer which took over the rights to the smartphone brand from the Canadian tech firm in 2016. The new device, which includes a physical keyboard under […]

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Forza Horizon-4: Microsoft announces for Xbox One and PC

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Forza Horizon 4, the imaginatively named sequel to 2016’s Forza Horizon 3 — has officially been announced for both the Xbox One and PC onstage at Microsoft’s E3 presentation. In keeping with the tick-tock cadence of the mainstream, ultra-realistic Forza Motorsport titles and the more laid-back Forza Horizon series, Forza Horizon 4 is an arcade racer. Instead of worrying about […]

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Health

Good teeth and gum essential for good health

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD:  Good teeth and gum care is an important part of maintaining overall health. Poor oral health is significantly associated with major chronic diseases, can cause disability, and contribute to low self-esteem. Proper teeth and gum care does not require excessive time or expensive oral hygiene instruments. Avoiding simple sugars, and implementing daily […]

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Global warming to affect vegetables production across the world: Researchers

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned. By the end of this century, less water and hotter air will combine to cut average yields of vegetables — which are crucial to a healthy diet — […]

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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo to be end soon: WHO

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk KINSHASA: The director general of the World Health Organization said he believed a swift end could be put to the outbreak of Ebola in northwestern DR Congo, some 21 days which has left 27 people dead over the past month. “I am cautiously optimistic that we shall be able to bring it to […]

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No Polio case detected in Sindh

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: No polio case has been detected in the province of Sindh province from the last one year; however Karachi and Qambar-Shahdadkot district have been rated as high risk areas. This was disclosed in a meeting held here under the chairmanship of Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman to review performance of polio programme […]

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Breastfeeding safeguards babies from malnutrition

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2018

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: ‘‘Malnutrition among children is one of the biggest problems as 16.1 percent children are suffering from the disease. The stunting rate among children increased to 52 percent due to malnutrition. We have entered the emergency phase with 88 percent of breastfeeding failure.” This was revealed by Nutrition Officer BNPMC Alamgir Mandokhail, while […]

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Pak fails to achieve target of polio free Pakistan in 2018

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2018

F.P. Report Peshawar:  Despite the continuous fully fledged anti polio campaign for the last five months country could not achieve the target of a polio free Pakistan in 2018. During 2017, 8 cases and 2016, 20 cases and during the current year to date 2 cases of polio were recorded in Balochistan. In the context […]

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Travel

Articles

HR abuses in IoK reach UN ears

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2018

Iqbal Khan In a welcome surprise, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has recommended to HR Cou-ncil to establish a “Commis-sion of Inquiry” (COI) for international investigation into human rights violations in Kashmir. A COI is one of the UN’s highest-level probes, generally reserved for major crises. Due to Indian refusal for direct access, […]

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Why did Saudi Arabia lift the driving ban on women only now?

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2018

Hana Al-Khamri Starting today, women in Saudi Arabia are finally able to drive legally after a long-standing ban was lifted by a royal decree. The unexpected decision to finally allow women to drive has been welcomed and praised by human rights campaigners across the world since it was first announced in September last year. But […]

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Vision 2025, From Pakistan to Desert-istan

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2018

Muhammad Imran It is going to be a zero-water day in early 2019 if the water crisis continues; which means that everyone will be allowed to use only 25 liters of water daily, less than what we use in a five minutes shower. Until then, the government has decided to ban using tap water for […]

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US Foreign Policy in crisis

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

M. Javad Zarif Following the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the third multilateral agreement that the current United States administration has withdrawn from. The administration has also put in jeopardy other multilateral arrangements such as NAFTA, the global trade system, and parts of the United […]

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Ramping up Russia threat – manna from heaven for UK arms industry

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2018

John Wight In the West the painting of Russia as an expansionist power bent on destabilization continues. And the UK arms industry couldn’t be happier. In a report produced by the UK House of Commons Defence Committee, arguing for an increase in UK defence spending, seeing Russia described as being “central to the discussion of […]

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Separating children from their families is nothing new, US has been doing it for decades

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2018

Darius Shahtahmasebi Outrage over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy appears to have little to do with genuine concerns over human-rights abuses committed by the US government on a routine basis. The Trump administration’s Stephen Miller-inspired immigration policy of coercively tearing children from their parents is rightly receiving a hefty load of criticism, even […]

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Editorial

Worsening economic outlook

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2018

One of the three top credit rating agencies, Moody’s Investors services has downgraded the outlook on Pakistan’s credit rating to negative from stable and affirmed the B 3 local and foreign currency long term issuer and unsecured debt rating. The decision to change the outlook from stable to negative is driven by Pakistan’s heightened external […]

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Conflicting signals

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2018

Within the past few days conflicting signals have emanated from Washington that symbolizes use of stick more than carrot. The US military leadership considers Pakistan role as part of the solution in the resolution of Afghan conflict, notwithstanding certain reservations expressed in a diluted tone and tenor. But on the contrary, the civilian leadership dubs […]

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Kalabagh dam dilemma

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2018

One of the burring and most debated issues in print and electronic media now a day is the opposition to the construction of Kalabagh dam, ignoring an informed discussion on its merits and demerits. One may think Is Kalabagh dam is frown upon and rejected for purely political reasons or the concerns raised are genuine? […]

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Hinting at low price LNG deals

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2018

In comparison with the volatile crude oil prices, liquefied natural gas (LNG), if purchased at the prevailing standard international prices, will prove a game-changer for Pakistan’s economy. Plans are underway to make more long term supply arrangements of LNG at comparatively lower price than the previous one of PML-N government through government-to government deals and […]

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Appeasing offshore account holders

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2018

The tax amnesty scheme announced by the previous PML-N government has not encouraged the illegal offshore account holders to pay a ridiculously low 2 percent tax and get their black money whitened both within the country and abroad. Extremely worried about the precarious economic situation, the caretaker government, with its limited mandate to fix the […]

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Chronic problem of power outages

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2018

The Power Division has claimed that Rs. 93. 5 billion have been spent over the past five years to improve the power transmission and distribution and distribution network that could not bear the electricity load. But still frequent power break downs occur and there is no reduction in the load shedding of longer duration despite […]

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