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Former president Zardari pleads apex court for early hearing of fake accounts case

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Co-Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has filed a new plea in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and requested for the early hearing of fake bank accounts case, on Saturday. According to details, Asif Zardari’s legal counsel Latif Khosa filed petition and pleaded the court to fix the case […]

Money laundering case: FIA arrests key suspect from Islamabad airport

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested Aslam Masood, the mastermind of the mega money laundering and fake accounts case, after he landed at Islamabad International Airport on Friday night. According to details, earlier on October 23, Aslam Masood, the chief financial officer of the Omni Group, was arrested by Interpol when he […]

CNG stations remain close across Sindh

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations were remained closed for a third day as the gas crisis worsened across the Sindh on Saturday. Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) told media that there is a shortage of 100 million square feet of gas. A day earlier, domestic consumers complained regarding extremely low gas […]

PM Imran to launch ‘10 bn tree plantation drive’ today

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch ‘10 billion tree plantation drive’ on Saturday (today) in Nankana Sahib. According to details, PM Imran Khan will plant a sapling at the forest reserve in Balloki to launch the ‘Plant for Pakistan’ drive. While talking to local news channel, Deputy Commissioner Nankana Raja Mansoor Ahmed […]

Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN-19 begins

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

Tariq Ullah Wardak KARACHI: Multinational Maritime Exercise AMAN 19 formally commenced on Friday at Pakistan Navy Dock-yard, with a colorful flag hoisting ceremony. Ships of the participating navies, obser-vers, foreign diplomats and a large number of Pakistan Navy personnel attended the event. Commander Pakistan Fleet, Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi graced the occasion as […]

Khalilzad shows optimism in talks with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2019

 Jalil Afridi Washington DC: While showing optimism about US and Taliban peace talks, the US special representative Zalmay Khalilzad during at event titled “ Prospects for peace in Afghanistan” at the Unites States Institute of Peace stated that we have reached agreement with the Taliban that they will never allow terrorists to use Afghan soil […]

Global

South Korea signs deal to pay more for U.S. troops

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

SEOUL (Reuters): Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for the South to pay more. About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea, where the United States has maintained […]

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Bulgaria to probe 3rd suspect in UK ex-spy poisoning

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

SOFIA (AP): Bulgaria will investigate reports about a third suspect in last year’s nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England, a suspect who has also been allegedly involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, an official said Sunday. Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB party told the bTV channel that Bulgaria’s intelligence services […]

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Humanitarian aid used as weapon in Maduro-Guaido conflict

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

CARACAS (AFP): Desperately needed aid being stockpiled at Venezuela’s door is at the heart of a political duel between the two men fighting to lead the oil-rich nation: Juan Guaido and Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, recognized as Venezuela’s interim president by around 50 countries, has pressed the all-critical military to allow the mostly American humanitarian aid […]

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Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

BANGKOK (Reuters): The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from a general election in March after an activist said on Sunday he would file a petition seeking its dissolution. Thailand’s Election Commission is to meet on Monday to consider the candidacy of Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya […]

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New Zealand wildfires show no sign of easing, 3,000 flee

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

SYDNEY (Reuters): Strong winds on Sunday are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of people from their homes, with more residents expected to flee, officials said. The Pigeon Valley fire covers 2,300 ha (5,700 acres) with a 25 km (15 mile) perimeter, […]

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More violence in Paris as yellow vests keep marching

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

PARIS (Reuters): Thousands of French “yellow vest” demonstrators marched on Saturday for their 13th weekend of action, with scuffles in Paris and a demonstrator’s hand mangled by a small explosive. There was also an overnight arson attack on the Brittany residence of the National Assembly head though no immediate link was made to the actions […]

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Pakistan

Govt appoints Arif Usmani President NBP

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government has appointed Arif Usmani president of the National Bank of Pakistan, said a notification on Tuesday. According to an official notification, the appointment has been made under the section 11 (3)(a) of the Banks (Nationalisation) Act, 1974. The notification said that Usmani has been made President of the NBP […]

300 model schools to be established in Sindh: minister

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Syed Sardar Ali Shah on Tuesday announced to establish 300 model schools in the province. Talking to journalists, Syed Sardar Ali Shah said that the provincial government was working on children specific school system and asserted that inactive schools would be closed across Sindh. He said […]

Petition in LHC seeks ban on sale of liquor

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: A constitutional petition seeking a ban on sale of liquor in Punjab was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday. A citizen, Nadeem Sarwar, moved the petition, contending that only non-Muslims are permitted to purchase liquor on their festivals under the Constitution but it is being sold at hotels and […]

‘Peaceful Afghanistan is in interest of entire region’: Asad Qaiser

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Tuesday said Pakistan desires a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan. “Peaceful Afghanistan is in the interest of entire region,” he said while talking to Afghan Ambassador Designate to Pakistan Shukrullah Atif Mashal, who called on him in Islamabad. The speaker said parliamentary diplomacy between Pakistan and […]

PML-N’s Kamran Michael to be produced before court today

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday is likely to produce Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Kamran Michael, before the court in a case pertaining to misappropriation in contracts as a federal minister of ports and shipping. Earlier on Monday, the NAB officials interrogated Kamran Micheal about a man named Imran Shah, […]

Asad Umar to chair ECC meeting today

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar will chair a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Tuesday to discuss a number of financial matters. According to reports, the ECC meeting will discuss the six-point agenda in today’s meeting, which includes discussion and approval of a summary with regard to a financial support […]

Afghanistan

Logar records 30pc increase in violence against women

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk PUL-I-ALAM: Women’s affairs officials report a 30 percent increase in incidents of violence against women in central Logar province this solar year compared to the previous year due to lawlessness. Shima Zargar, Logar women’s affairs director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that despite conducting many public awareness programs, violence against women increased in Logar. […]

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28 security personnel killed

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ CITY: At least 28 security personnel have been killed and 20 others wounded in a Taliban attack in Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday. Deputy Chairman of Provincial Council Safiullah Amiri told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed a check-post in the Telawaki area of Kunduz City before dawn. Twenty-five Afghan […]

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Taliban collect most part of crop harvest from Ghani’s land

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk PUL-I-ALAM: Taliban insurgents collect most part of the crop yield from hundreds of acres of land belonging to President Ashraf Ghani in central Logar province. Abdul Baqi Ahmadzai, an elder in the Mohammad Agha district, who is close to President Ghani, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Ghani has around 200 acres of land […]

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Ariana Airlines inducts Boeing 737 classic

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Citing lack of financial resources, the state-run Ariana International Airlines (AIA) on Tuesday said it has purchased a 1998-made Boeing 737-500 aircraft and plans to buy two more. The newly purchased aircraft, which is 20-year-old and used, has been inducted in the airline’s fleet and conducted its first flight from Kabul to […]

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Taliban demand new constitution for Afghanistan at rare talks

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

KABUL (AFP): The Taliban demanded a new constitution for Afghanistan and promised an “inclusive Islamic system” to govern the war-torn country at a rare gathering with senior Afghan politicians in Russia Tuesday that excluded the Kabul government. The insurgents’ manifesto, outlined in Moscow before some of Afghanistan’s most influential leaders, comes a week after the […]

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Moscow talks hold no weight, says Ghani

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

KABUL (TOLONews): President Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan politicians attending the Moscow Talks have no executive authorities and are not officially representing Afghanistan. In a exclusive interview with TOLOnews, Ghani said a peace deal with the Taliban will not be implemented unless there is nationwide consensus. He said the Taliban’s move to cut ties with […]

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Business

China conflict increases opportunities for Japan-Vietnam Trade and Investment

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

Anders Corr TOKYO: China’s increasingly belligerent approach to regional and international politics and trade is causing investors, importers, and exporters to diversify risks away from China and into other markets. Apple recently lost over US$ 70 billion from its market capitalization as stock of the company, which is heavily invested in China’s consumer market and […]

Turkish lira weakens ahead of inflation report

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters): Turkey’s lira weakened by nearly half a percent on Tuesday, a day before the central bank’s inflation report and amid concerns that inflation will rise in the first quarter on the back of food prices. The lira stood at 5.3490 to the U.S. dollar at 0710 GMT from Monday’s close of 5.3231. Earlier […]

Mexico not considering importing more crude oil: Energy Secretary Rocio Nahle

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

MEXICO CITY (Reuters): Mexico is not considering importing any more crude oil after it imported from the United States at the end of last year, Energy Secretary Rocio Nahle told lawmakers on Monday. “We are not considering importing oil,” Nahle said, adding that Mexico would not import from Venezuela or anywhere else. Mexican state-run oil […]

Norwegian Air seeks cash injection

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Norwegian Air wants to raise 3bn Norwegian kroner (£268m) through a rights issue to improve its finances. The news comes as the company announced that its preliminary earnings for 2018 showed an operating loss of roughly 3.8bn kroner. The budget carrier said it was not in talks with any potential buyers after […]

US auto sales seen down

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): US auto sales in January are expected to fall about 1 percent from the same month in 2018, partly due to uncertainty around government shutdown causing some customers to delay purchases, according to industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Total vehicle sales in January are estimated to be about 1,141,300 vehicles, […]

PG&E Corp files for bankruptcy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): Power provider PG&E Corp filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, succumbing to liabilities stemming from wildfires in Northern California in 2017 and 2018. The owner of the biggest US power utility has filed a motion seeking court approval for a $5.5 billion debtor-in-possession financing, it said in a statement. […]

Sports

Faf du Plessis rested for remaining T20Is

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

CENTURION (PPI): Faf du Plessis, the South Africa skipper, has been rested for the last two Twenty20 internationals against Pakistan. David Miller will lead the Proteas in his place. “Giving David a leadership role is another way that we are broadening our leadership resources within our respective squads,” said South Africa national selector Linda Zondi. […]

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ICC join hands with PCB for corruption-free PSL

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and International Cricket Council (ICC) have decided to join hands to ensure that the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is free from corruption. According to media, officials from ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) will be closely monitoring the Players, Management and Officials (PMO) area free of […]

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Son Heung-min strikes late against Newcastle to send Spurs second

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Son Heung-Min scored a late winner as Tottenham beat Newcastle 1-0 at Wembley to move ahead of Manchester City and into second place ahead of City’s home game against Arsenal on Sunday. Just seven minutes remained when Son struck from the edge of the area, Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka allowing the shot to […]

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AB de Villiers to arrive in Dubai on Feb 8 for PSL

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoing Desk): Lahore Qalandars coach Aqib Javed on Saturday confirmed South Africa’s AB de Villiers will arrive in Dubai on February 9 to participate in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The former Proteas skipper who is part of the Lahore based franchise will be making his PSL debut this year. […]

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Karunaratne stretchered off, taken to hospital after blow to neck

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

CANBERRA (Agencies): Dimuth Karunaratne had substantial medical attention and was stretchered off the field, after sustaining a nasty blow to the back of the head from a short delivery bowled by Pat Cummins. Attempting to duck the bouncer in the fourth delivery of the 31st over, Karunaratne turned and tucked in his head. But the […]

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Mahira Khan appointed Peshawar Zalmi’s Ambassador

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

LAHORE (APP): Pakistan Super League’s top most franchise Peshawar Zalmi has appointed country’s famous actress Mahira Khan as its brand ambassador for PSL season four commencing from February 14 in UAE. “We are very delighted that Mahira Khan once again has joined the Yellow Storm and becomes part of the Zalmi Family,” said Javed Afridi, […]

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Fashion & Movies

Hindu extremists asks Naseeruddin Shah to move to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | December 23, 2018

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): The Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), a right wing group founded by Yogi Adityanath, has sent a cheque of Rs 50,000 to veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah to travel to Pakistan after his recent comments on Bulandshahr violence in which a policeman was killed. According to Indian media reports, the Indian extremist organization […]

Malala all praise for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Zero’

By The Frontier Post | December 23, 2018

NEW YORK (Web Desk): Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai piled praise on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s performance in his latest film ‘Zero’. The Pakistani rights activist watched the movie with her family, and shared her thoughts on it in a video message for Shah Rukh Khan. “Hello Shah Rukh Khan, it was very nice […]

Vikrant Massey excited to share screen with Deepika Padukone

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Deepika Padukone has finally signed her next project after Padmaavat and that has made her fans ecstatic for sure. Deepika has given her nod for Meghna Gulzar’s next titled Chhapaak. The film is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and will go on floors in March. Deepika and […]

‘Zero’ earns Rs 30 crores on first day at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Zero is one of the biggest films to have been made in 2018 and it is rather obvious that the buzz around it is due to its star cast. Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma star together in the film and Aanand L Rai has directed it. Zero has hit […]

Rajinikanth’s ‘2.0’ becomes second highest earner film of India

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajinikanth’s science-fiction magum opus 2.0 has become the second all-time highest earner in  terms of gross box office collection in the country. 2.0, the costliest film ever made in India, has pipped SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning, and is now behind its sequel, Baahulbali: The Conclusion. By its 19th day, 2.0 had […]

King Khan’s ‘Zero’change controversial scenes

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The makers of Bollywood film Zero have digitally altered certain controversial scenes of the movie after petition filed by Sikh Community. In an affidavit submitted in Bombay High Court, the makers of Zero asserted that to avoid hurting religious sentiments of Sikh community, certain scenes and one particular poster, which allegedly depicted […]

Science & Technology

WhatsApp changes ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: WhatsApp is reportedly tweaking its popular ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature, based on the time limit in which users can revoke messages. According to famous WhatsApp tipster WABetaInfo, the social media messaging app WhatsApp is modifying its widely used ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature. As per new rules, users will now have a limit […]

Netherlands in ‘cyberwar’ with Russia – DM says

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

AMSTERDAM (Sputnik): Last week, the Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in light of the Dutch allegations that four Russians had attempted to carry out a cyberattack on the international chemical weapons watchdog in The Hague. The Netherlands is in a state of “cyberwar” with Russia, Dutch Defence […]

World’s fastest camera records 10 trillion frames per second

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Researchers have developed the world’s fastest camera till date that can capture 10 trillion frames per second, making slow-motion more real like. Scientists have recently developed the world’s fastest camera, which is able to capture 10 trillion frames per second. This camera makes it possible to experience any phenomenon in extremely slow […]

Stephen Hawking’s last research paper released

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

LONDON: Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper has been released by physicists who worked with the late cosmologist on his career-long effort to understand what happens to information when objects fall into black holes. The work, which tackles what theoretical physicists call “the information paradox”, was completed in the days before Hawking’s death in March. It […]

Samsung likely to drop headphone jack from its flagships

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: Korean outlet ETnews reports (via Android Authority) that Samsung is planning to drop the headphone jack from its flagship smartphones sometime next year. If you’re one of those people (I certainly am) who doesn’t like dongles and thinks wired headphones still have advantages over wireless ones, this is bad news. Ever since […]

Google maps on Android auto gets a redesign

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Google Maps app is getting updates however people using the app on Android Auto are neglected way more than others. Finally, Google Maps on Android Auto is now receiving an update which will provide users with the overall new look. Google will make this update available for you and you won’t have […]

Health

Mobile phone radiation linked to cancers: Study

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: A long-running US study on the effects of radio wave radiation, the sort emitted by mobile phones, has found “clear evidence” of high levels of exposure and heart cancers in male rats. Some evidence of links to brain and adrenal gland tumours was also found in male rats, but in female […]

Affected patients being provided with artificial limbs

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Patients affected by landmines, terror incidents, firearm, accidents and other incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and erstwhile-Fata have termed Pakistan prosthetic institute of orthotic sciences (PIPOS) as a ray of hope for them to enter into a new era of life after rehabilitation. One of the affected patients, Haroon Khan 18, of Ghandao […]

E-therapy could be helpful to ease insomnia

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): People with insomnia who receive a digitized version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as part of their treatment may find more symptom relief than those who only receive tips to improve their sleep routines, a recent experiment suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 1,700 insomnia patients to receive either digital CBT or so-called sleep hygiene […]

Eye scan could identify Alzheimers disease in seconds

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Agencies): Two new studies now suggest that a noninvasive eye scan could soon be used to catch Alzheimer’s disease early. The world s population is aging rapidly and the prevalence of Alzheimer is on the rise. For this reason the need for efficient dementia screening methods that can be applied to millions of people […]

Polio campaign to start from 12th in Swat

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: The district administration has completed arrangements to launch a four-day anti-polio drive for vaccinating around 485,591 children upto five years of age from Nov 12 to 15 across the district. Presiding over a meeting to review arrangements in this regard, Deputy Commissioner Saqib Raza Aslmam said the arrangements had been finalized for […]

Two new polio cases surface in Bajaur district

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

F.P. Report KHAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department on Thursday has confirmed that two new cases of polio have surfaced in the Bajaur district. According to official of Health Department, a five-year-old girl from Kut Kot fell victim to the virus while a seven-year-old boy has also been diagnosed with polio. The officials said both the […]

Travel

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: “We are investigating, as a matter of urgency, the theft of customer data from our website and our mobile app. The stolen data did not include travel or passport details,” the airline said in a statement. British Airways Hacked, 380,000 Bank Cards ‘Compromised’ in Data Breach Photo for representative purpose only. (Photo: […]

Etihad Airways launches hand baggage-only fares

By The Frontier Post | September 3, 2018

DUBAI (Gulf News): Etihad Airways is bringing in more changes to its pricing structure. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier said on Sunday it has launched a new hand-baggage-only fare, which allows Economy Class passengers to buy lower fares if they have no checked baggage. The fare includes a complimentary carry-on baggage allowance of seven kilograms, and […]

Hotel occupancy rate in Turkey reaches nearly 75 per cent

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Hotel occupancy rate across Turkey reached 74.9 percent last month, the Turkish Hotel Association (TUROB) reported on Wednesday. According to TUROB’s report based on a survey conducted by data and analysis company STR Global, the figure rose 7.1 percent in July, compared to the same month last year. Average daily rate for […]

Italian pilot union approves historic agreement with Ryanair

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

ROME (AFP): Italian pilots have approved an agreement over working conditions with Ryanair in the first such deal the strike-hit low-cost aviation giant has fully concluded. The agreement, reached earlier this month following eight months of talks, gives Italy-based pilots working for Ryanair “protection and guarantees”, according to the ANPAC union which negotiated the collective […]

Tunisair wants govt backing to lay off 1,200 workers

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2018

TUNIS (Reuters): Tunisia’s state airline wants to lay off 1,200 workers to ease financial difficulties which have led to flight delays and the grounding of aircraft due to lack of spare parts, its chief executive told Reuters. Tunisair, which has a fleet of 30 aircraft, employs 8,000 staff, part of a bloated public service which […]

Hawaiian airline to suspend its Beijing flight from October

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk HAWAII: Hawaiian Airlines said on Tuesday that it has decided to suspend its thrice-weekly non-stop flight between Honolulu and Beijing after the National Day Golden Week holiday in October. Passengers with tickets for after the end of regular scheduled service will be offered a full refund, or the option of traveling on earlier […]

Articles

Does Britain want to turn back time on Brexit?

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

Nagihan Haliloglu As anyone who has had any exposure to British popular culture will know, Britain’s best-loved TV hero is Dr. Who: a time-travelling “doctor” who helps smooth out not only disputes among galaxies and warring alien tribes, but also reveals extraterrestrial goings-on that have secretly shaped human history. On Oct. 7, the time-travelling doctor […]

CPEC corridor must be a win/win

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

Gul Khan China’s strategic initiative for opening the Silk Road route is a brilliant and strategic move on many fronts. By opening the western corridor, China will rely less upon its currently exclusive Eastern Pacific Sea route, from which she exports most of her industrial goods. Through CPEC China can bring prosperity to the agrarian […]

The Green Revolution and Saudi-Iran tensions

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2018

Kerem Alkin Whether you call it the struggle for leadership in the Middle East or sectarian tension or the sovereignty race, Turkey is closely following the consistently increasing competition and tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran – a process highly beneficial for the US and Russia, allowing the US and Russia to penetrate and settle […]

Idlib breakthrough may spread to wider Middle East

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Ozer Khalid President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin achieved a diplomatic breakthrough in Sochi, potentially carving out a more promising and peaceful future for 3.5 million deserving Syrians, diplomatically inching ever closer to world peace and averting yet another humanitarian crisis in the blazing political tinderbox that is the Middle East. […]

Saudi Arabia is in big trouble

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Burhanettin Duran For more than one week, the House of Saud has been under fire for its ties to the United States and its crackdown on dissidents. First, US President Donald Trump shared details of his most recent conversation with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to a group of his supporters in Mississippi, where Trump told […]

Pakistani Diaspora can help Pakistan achieve its full potential

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

By: Frank F. Islam Realizing the importance of overseas diaspora, Prime Minister Imran Khan has made passionate appeal to Pakistani’s living abroad to donate at least US $1000 for the construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam. Responding to the call, a prominent Pakistani-American entrepreneur Tahir Javed pledged to generate over US$200 million for the project. Many others […]

Editorial

Syria’s bubbling cauldron

By The Frontier Post | September 23, 2018

The Syrian conflict is lingering and prospects of its resolution are not in sight. The Arab countries which sided with the United States have not been succeeded to find out a diplomatic solution of ongoing hostilities in Syria. The United States and its Western and Middle East allies failed to remove the regime of Bashar  […]

Procedural hurdles

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2018

As Pakistan is struggling to generate resources for big dams, procedural hurdles and bureaucratic inefficiencies are causing delay in the implementation of Dasu hydroelectric power project. The World Bank has warned that cost of $ 4.3 billion project of clean energy may increase. Lingering land acquisition disputes have not been resolved so far. The World […]

Amended finance bill

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2018

Finance Minister Asad Umar presented amendments to the budget for 2018-19 that was prepared by the last PML-N government and passed by the previous parliament. It is claimed that the revised budget is aimed to protect poor and support exporters. But the amendments lack any innovative measures to expand the tax base by bringing new […]

Check on money laundering

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

The scourge of money laundering which started almost 32 years ago flourished in the successive oligarchic civilian governments and this licit business is still on. Law Minster Dr. Farogh Naseem and British Home Secretary Sajid Javed jointly announced a justice and accountability agreement between the United Kingdom and Pakistan aimed at repatriating “the looted wealth […]

Lingering CPEC controversy

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

The controversy generated by the recent Financial Times report about resetting CPEC priorities refuses to go away despite the clarification issued by the Advisor to the Prime Minster on Commerce and textile that he was quoted out of context by the British newspaper. Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Ghazanfar Bilour […]

Kalabagh dam option

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said construction of Kalabagh dam could be genuine guarantor of Pakistan’s survival. After Diamer Basha and Mohamand dam, we would build Kalabagh dam as well, if the nation stays united,” he said while addressing a ceremony in Lahore. The Chief Justice said a plan to […]

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