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Boat accident: Six dead including four children, two women

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2019

F.P. Report HARIPUR: At least six people were killed including four children and two women on Wednesday after a boat capsized in Tarbela Lake. The rescue 1122 teams from Haripur, Peshawar, Nowshera and Peshawar are taking part in the rescue operation to search for the missing survivors. According to details, the district administration has also…

Five soldiers embrace martyrdom in Chamb blast

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: An explosive blast occurred Wednesday in Barnala locality of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Chamb Sector few meters from the Line of Control, in which five soldiers of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom and one got injured. Nature of the blast is being ascertained, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said…

NAB to interrogate Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat Jail today

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team will likely to interrogate former premier Nawaz Sharif in Tosha Khana vehicle case, in Kot Lakhpat Jail on Wednesday (today). Nawaz Sharif is currently serving seven-year prison term awarded to him in the Al-Azizia reference. According to sources, the team will record Sharif’s statement in the case,…

Govt will be responsible if something happens to Rana Sanaullah: Marriyum Aurangzeb

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that government will be responsible if something unwanted happens to Rana Sanaullah. While talking to media on Wednesday, former minister criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for continuing to target the opposition leaders. She added that Prime Minister Imran Khan is playing…

PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal appears before NAB in Sports City case

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Ahsan Iqbal has appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), in a probe related to Narowal Sports City, on Wednesday. Former Interior minister is accused of starting the project worth Rs3 billion illegally. Pakistan Sports Board is also accused of illegally using its authority for…

IMF Executive board likely to approve bailout package for Pakistan today

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board is likely to approve $6 billion bailout package for Pakistan as it is scheduled to meet on July 3, 2019 (today) in Washington. On May 12, Pakistan and the IMF have already inked the staff agreement. Local private news channel reported that Pakistan has adopted a…

Global

Iraq: Turkish diplomat martyred in armed attack in Erbil

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

ERBIL, Iraq (AA): A Turkish diplomat has been martyred in an armed attack at a restaurant in Erbil, Iraq on Wednesday. According to the restaurant owner, the attacker — in plainclothes and carrying two guns — targeted the Turkish diplomats dining in a restaurant in Erbil. One Turkish diplomat, who was working at Turkey’s Consulate…

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UK urges Russia to take responsibility for MH17 downing

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

LONDON (AA): Britain on Wednesday reiterated its support to demands from the Russian government to “accept state responsibility for the downing of flight MH17”. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt paid tribute to the victims on the fifth anniversary of the downing of the Malaysian airplane in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Hunt has announced that the U.K.…

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From Iraq to Yemen, drones raise U.S. alarm over Iranian plans

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

GENEVA/WASHINGTON (Reuters): The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington. The United States believes that Iran-linked militia in Iraq have recently increased their surveillance of American troops and bases in the country by using off-the-shelf, commercially available drones, U.S. officials…

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EU: Preserving Iran nuclear deal ‘joint responsibility’

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

ANKARA (AA): EU’s foreign policy chief called it a “joint responsibility” to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, while urging Iran again to stick to the treaty. “Preserving the deal is not only our interest and our responsibility — it is — but it is also a joint responsibility for all around the world,” Federica Mogherini…

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Bomb blast kills 5 regime soldiers in Syria’s Daraa

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

DARAA, Syria (AA): Five regime soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Syria’s southern city of Daraa on Wednesday, according to local sources. A device exploded as a vehicle carrying members of the Fourth Brigade led by Maher al-Assad, brother of regime’s President Bashar al-Assad, was passing in southern Daraa, the sources said…

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Indian forces martyr two more Kashmiri youth in IoK

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: The Indian occupied forces continued its atrocities and martyred two more Kashmiri youth on Wednesday in Sopore area of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK). According to Kashmiri media, the Kashmiri youth were martyred during a search operation conducted by the occupational forces. In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have also launched a violent cordon…

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Pakistan

ANF seeks criminal record of Rana Sanaullah

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has written a letter to the Punjab police seeking criminal record against incarcerated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab president Rana Sanaullah. The ANF sought criminal record of ten individuals, including the PML-N leader and former human rights minister Khalil Tahir Sindhu, from the police. Other people whose record…

Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state: Mazari

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari on Wednesday said that Pakistan was a responsible nuclear state. Addressing a conference titled ‘Nuclear Arms Control: Challenges and Prospects’ in Islamabad, Mazari said that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons were in safe hands. She said that said that they wanted cordial ties with all countries based…

LPG distributors to observe strike on Friday

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Distributor Action Committee announced to go on strike from Friday in Karachi against the unnecessary crackdown of police officials on LPG distributors. Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Ishaq Khan, the LPG distributor action committee member said that police have launched an unnecessary crackdown against distributors from last…

Over 7,000 out-of-school children enrolled in capital: Shafqat

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood Wednesday said his ministry had enrolled over 7,000 out of school children under a campaign launched to provide education facility to every child of the federal capital . The ministry conducted a door to door survey in the capital and identified over 11,000 out-of-school…

Chief selector Inzamam announces his resignation

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced his resignation from the chairmanship of Selection Committee of Pakistan Cricket board (PCB), on Wednesday. While talking to media at Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters, Inzamam said he is satisfied with his performance as the chief selector and offered his services for any other responsibility if asked by…

Security forces recover cache of arms in Orakzai operation

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report ORAKZAI: Security forces recovered huge cache of weapons in a search operation in Orakzai tribal district. According to details, security forces carried out search operation in different parts of Orakzai on Tuesday and recovered rockets, heavy machineguns, RPGs, shells and other ammunition hidden under ground. Sources said the no arrest was made during…

Afghanistan

Protesting candidates gather near US embassy for help

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A group of protesting candidates on Tuesday gathered near the US embassy in Kabul where they reiterated their call on the Afghan government to hear their voices and address their demands regarding the “widespread fraud” in their constituencies during the October 20 parliamentary elections which were marred by major allegations of rigging…

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2014 election scenario repeat unacceptable, says Abdullah

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said a repetition of the 2014 presidential election scenario is unacceptable and no government institution has the right to work for or against a presidential hopeful. Addressing a gathering at the Sapedar Palace regarding spreading awareness among women about election, the CEO said the presence of…

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Uzbek-Afghan business forum held in Tashkent

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

TASHKEN (Agencies): The Uzbekistan-Afghanistan business forum was held on July 15 in Tashkent. More than 200 representatives of small and medium-sized businesses, line ministries and agencies of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan partook in the event, the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan said. The Uzbek-Afghan free trade zone was presented. The zone was opened…

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Peace possible if it is based on Afghan constitution

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: French Ambassador to Afghanistan David Martinon at a ceremony on Bastille Day in Kabul said that reconciliation in Afghanistan is possible if it is based on the Afghan Constitution which according to him is a common treasure for the people of Afghanistan. “For the first time, a dialogue has started between Afghans,”…

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A possible peace deal will not impact elections: Ghani

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani says that a possible peace deal – which will potentially take place in the coming weeks – will not impact the upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for September 28. “We need to differentiate the peace that will impact the elections. It is the peace between the Afghan government and Taliban,…

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Five civilians killed in Logar airstrike

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOGAR: At least five civilians were killed in an airstrike by Afghan forces in the central province of Logar on late Monday, a number of Logar residents claimed. The residents, who talked to TOLOnews on Tuesday, also claimed that the airstrike left 11 civilians wounded. They said that children were also among the…

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Business

Shabbar Zaidi urges countrymen to file tax returns timely to avoid difficulties

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi has urged the countrymen to file return in the larger interest of the country’s economy. This he said on Wednesday while issuing a statement from Islamabad. Zaidi reiterated it is compulsory for those to file tax returns, who own a house larger than five…

European stock markets edge higher, pound slumps

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: European stock markets edged higher on Tuesday, while the pound hit the lowest level versus the dollar in more than two years on Brexit deadlock. Wall Street provided another record-breaking lead for stocks, as an expected Fed interest rate cut continues to fuel optimism, while top Chinese and US negotiators plan to…

CAA slashes luggage wrapping rates up to 87%

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: In compliance with the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide maximum facilities to passengers, Secretary Aviation/DGCAA ShahrukhNusrat has taken another step beneficial to air travellers. The plastic wrapping rates for all sizes of bags of air passengers has been reduced from 75 to 87 per cent with immediate effect. The…

Indus Motor donates Rs20m to PM’s dams fund

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: As part of its commitment to help build Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams, Toyota Indus Motor Company presented another cheque of Rs 20 million to Prime Minister Imran Khan. In Oct’18, IMC pledged an amount of RS 100 million to release in five years for the construction of the dam, whereas this was…

JS Bank’s successfully lists Rs.2.5 billion term finance certificate

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Striving for growth and innovation since its inception on December 30, 2006, JS Bank has established itself as a leading financial sector institution within Pakistan. Its journey over the past twelve years has been one of challenges, opportunities and ever-greater success resulting in the Bank becoming the 13th largest bank in the…

Grand Eidi campaign user wins car

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Easypaisa, Pakistan’s first digital lifestyle enabler, handed over a new car to Maqsood Ahmed, the winner of its ‘Grand Eidi Campaign’. The keys of his new Honda City car were presented to him by Aslam Hayat, Acting CEO, Telenor Microfinance Bank. Sharing his joy at the handing over ceremony, Maqsood Ahmed, winner…

Sports

Chief selector Inzamam announces his resignation

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced his resignation from the chairmanship of Selection Committee of Pakistan Cricket board (PCB), on Wednesday. While talking to media at Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters, Inzamam said he is satisfied with his performance as the chief selector and offered his services for any other responsibility if asked by…

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Bouchard squanders match point in Lausanne defeat

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Lausanne (Agencies): Eighth seed Eugenie Bouchard suffered a shock first-round defeat of the Ladies Open Lausanne, letting a match point slip in a three-set defeat to Tamara Korpatsch. Former Wimbledon finalist Bouchard appeared poised to claim a hard-fought win at 5-4 in the decider but was unable to convert her opportunity to wrap up the…

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Bangladesh rest Shakib, retain Mashrafe for Sri Lanka ODIs

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

DHAKA (Agencies): Bangladesh are resting all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan but have retained skipper Mashrafe Mortaza for the three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka later this month, officials said Tuesday. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and top-order batsman Anamul Haque were also recalled to replace Shakib and batsman Liton Das, who has been rested for personal…

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Woods draws inspiration from Watson, Norman’s Open near-misses

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Tiger Woods said on Tuesday he is confident his body can hold up under the rigours of links golf this week as he bids for a 16th major title at the British Open. The 43-year-old, who capped one of sport’s greatest-ever comebacks with victory at the Masters in April, will be playing in…

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Khan claims Pacquiao bout will take place in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Amir Khan says he has agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 8 November. Khan, 32, scored a stoppage win over Australia’s Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia on Friday and immediately talked up the prospect of facing Pacquiao. A proposed fight between the two fell through in 2017…

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New Zealand coach says umpires are ‘human’ amid rule debate

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

WELLINGTON (Agencies): New Zealand coach Gary Stead has shrugged off the debate as to whether an umpiring error cost the Black Caps dearly in the World Cup final against England, saying umpires are “human” and the result could not be changed anyway. England beat New Zealand on boundaries after a tied Super Over, but former…

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Fashion & Movies

Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 remains steady at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur’s latest release Super 30 had a good first weekend at the box-office. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film revolves around the life of mathematician Anand Kumar. He is known to have taught several underprivileged students to crack the toughest entrance examination of the country. Hrithik immersed himself…

Tarun Arora to play a villain in Akshay Kumar’s Laxmi bomb

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar’s look from Laxmmi Bomb has gotten everyone excited and eager to watch the film. He’s seen in a unique get up on the poster of the film. Also, KiaraAdvani will be seen opposite the actor for the first time in a film. The latest news talks about the actor who…

BTS: Why Saudi Arabia wants high profile pop stars

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia isn’t traditionally a major stopoff on a global music tour, but big-name artists are increasingly going there. Mariah Carey set the fame bar high back in January. Since then Nicki Minaj said yes to a performance in Jeddah – but then changed her mind to support the rights of women…

Akshay Kumar to do a cameo in Bhool Bhulaiya 2

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhool Bhulaiya has to be the first of its kinds that put the horror-comedy genre on Bollywood map. Starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal and many more, the film still holds a strong position as one of the best made horror-comedies over the years. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film is a…

Akshay Kumar and SLB to collaborate for ‘Rowdy Rathore 2’

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: It was back in 2012 when Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali impressed the audience with Rowdy Rathore. After all these years, the duo is all set to return with the sequel of the film. Both SLB and Akshay have been wanting to make a sequel of the film for a long…

Kareena Kapoor and Irrfan Khan finish shooting for ‘Angrezi Medium’

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Irrfan and Radhika Madan have collaborated for the first time for Angrezi Medium. It is the sequel to 2017 hit film Hindi Medium that also had Irrfan as the lead. But in the sequel, Kareena and Radhika have been added to the cast. The last shooting schedule of the…

Science & Technology

Russia launches major new telescope into space

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn Saturday that kicked the spacecraft out of Earth’s orbit and on to its final…

India cancels Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon. The Chandrayaan-2 — or Moon Chariot 2 — India’s Moon mission is part of…

Facebook’s Libra currency under fire

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Facebook’s planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces skepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well. One theme — besides Brexit — dominated discussion among the movers and shakers from London’s financial technology or FinTech industry as gathered for their annual get-together: the…

Japan just landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: The life of an asteroid is lonely. The rocks spend eons drifting through the cold vacuum of space. But on Wednesday, the asteroid Ryugu welcomed a special visitor: Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe successfully landed on the asteroid’s surface at 21:06 ET (01:06 UTC on Thursday). The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched Hayabusa-2…

Microsoft updates the Windows 10 version 1903 Servicing Stack

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Microsoft released quality improvements to the Windows 10 version 1903 servicing stack, the component designed to allow users to receive and install Windows updates. Microsoft says that this critical servicing stack update “addresses an issue with a Secure Boot feature update that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode because of…

Sidewalk Labs will be good for Toronto

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: The Sidewalk Labs proposal has laid a gauntlet down for Toronto. Does the city want to reach its potential as a world leader and walk the smart-city talk or eventually wither in relative mediocrity? Let’s start by explaining what Sidewalk Labs is: it’s a developer and sister company of Google that was…

Health

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 some 33 percent lower than in 2010 the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up. An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV and a record 23.3 million of those have…

Gut Bacteria could trigger high blood pressure: Scientists

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Scientists have taken a huge interest in gut bacteria recently, both its role in our bodies and what it can do. In fact, you’ll see an influx of articles talking about recent discoveries with gut flora and all the potential it possesses. However, since studying the microbiome is still relatively new, most…

Polio vaccination campaign in affected districts starts today

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report Peshawar: In response to polio cases recently reported from Torghur and Shangla, three days polio case response vaccination campaign will be conducted from July 15 to 17, 2019 in affected and surrounding districts of Hazara and Malakand Division. Children missed during the campaign will be vaccinated on the fourth – catch up day…

Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAO PAULO: Brazilian and European researchers have demonstrated exactly how a nanotechnology-based compound delivers an oral vaccine against hepatitis B to the immune system. When particles containing silica and an antigen combine, even though they are different sizes, they reach the intestine without being destroyed by the acidity of the digestive system. A…

Researcher discovers possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said on Thursday. The findings of a large study in France do suggest, however, that limiting intake of sugar-sweetened drinks may help to cut the number of…

Japanese Matcha tea is good for health: Research

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: If you are leading a highly stressful life then worry not, Japanese Matcha tea will come to your rescue as researchers have found it to have various health benefits, such as reducing anxiety. Published in the Journal of Functional Foods, the study done on mice found that anxious behaviour in the rodents…

Travel

Babuzai wildlife range attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Following construction of Swat Expressway and Sangao-Buner road, the importance of Katlang tehsil of Mardan for tourism has significantly enhanced where people are coming to watch Baizai Irrigation Channel’s waterfalls and different types of wildlife at Babuzai wildlife Range. People along with families and friends are coming in large number to watch…

Northern Ireland tourism shaped by decades of change

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: Marquee sporting events, beautiful scenery and unspoilt coastal resorts – it sounds like the sales pitch for a new Northern Ireland tourism campaign. In fact they are among the attractions that have drawn visitors for decades, long before the days of budget air travel and cruise liners. The Open Championship will bring…

Cuba revises down tourism target after US cruise ban

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk HAVANA: Cuba has revised down by about 15 percent its forecast for the number of tourists visiting this year, after a US ban on cruise ship stopovers in the Communist island, the government said on Thursday. President Donald Trump’s administration announced the ban on June 4, aiming to cut an essential revenue source…

Rama lake, Dewsai plains attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Rama lake and Dewsai plains are attracting a large number of tourists these days in Astore from other parties of the country to enjoy its natural beauty and take some respite from scorching heat in plain areas of Pakistan. On last Sunday, domestic tourists thronged to Rama lake, Dewsai plains and others…

Russians canceled 60% of hotel bookings in Georgia: officials

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk GEORGIA: According to the founder and head of the Georgian Hotel and Restaurant Federation Shalva Alaverdashvili, the ban on direct air communication between Russia and Georgia had a tangible effect on the republic’s Black Sea resorts, where 80% of hotel bookings were already cancelled by Russian tourists. “Sea resorts received the hardest blow:…

Sri Lanka to slash airline charges to help boost tourism

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government says it will decrease ground handling charges for airlines and slash aviation fuel and embarkation taxes to help the country’s vital tourism industry recover after the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said Tuesday that the government’s decision would lead to an increase…

Articles

Winning Cup of Nations was matter of life and death for Egypt’s el-Sissi

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Mourad Teyeb The recent death, or murder, of Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi was not a surprise per se. It is how, when and where it occurred that shocked the public, including those inside Egypt. Whether Morsi’s death under those conditions was haphazard or minutely planned by the Egyptian regime, it seems to have happened…

The paralyzed & derailed economy of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Asmatullah Khan Today Pakistan is not only facing serious socio –economic issues and the challenges of growing unemployment and poverty but the International conspiracies against the sovereignty and stability of Pakistan is also at its peak. The agenda of the involved countries is to sabotage the socio –economic integrity of this great country in all…

The best defence against Polio

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Sadia N. Qazi Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behaviour by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society. (Patrick J. Kennedy) Information is a powerful weapon and its undeterred use in hybrid warfare is capable to stir up great impacts. The hybrid warfare being so diverse and unconventional…

Awaiting ICJ Verdict on Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Iqbal Khan International Court of Justice (ICJ) is all set to announce its decision in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is an active service Commander (equivalent of Lieutenant Colonel) of Indian Navy, and working for India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan. In his subsequent trial…

Strategic implications of the French burkini ban

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2019

Syed Tahseen Raza The poignantly disturbing image of armed policemen forcibly removing a piece of clothing called a burkini from a woman on a beach in France is a very sad reminder of the new state of an increasingly intolerant world. An act that could echo only with the moral police of the despised theocracies…

Remembering Kashmir Martyrs Day- July 13, 1931

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Jamil Chughtai The gory acts of state terrorism on Kashmiris are not something new in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The people of the valley have been subjected to atrocious state machinery since 1846 after sale of Kashmir by the British Raj to Dogra Raja Gulab Singh under Amritsar Treaty. Muslims of Kashmir have continued to be…

Editorial

Restrictive induction policy for doctors

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has claimed to have substantially increased allocations for health sector in the current year budget. But the restrictive induction policy for Trainee Medical Officers (TMOs) depicts different picture. This year 900 talented young doctors passed FCPS part-1 examination and they met the criteria for induction as TMOs to complete the mandatory training…

SBP quarterly report

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

The Central Bank has released the third quarterly report of the last fiscal year on the performance of the economy in which the factors responsible for de-accelerated economic growth to 3.3 percent has been reflected threadbare which include insignificant increase in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Earlier the Economic Survey Book had revealed negative growth…

Honey export potential

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

The continuous downturn in exports is one of the major worries of the present government. But the decision makers are indecisive how to tackle the chronic problem of sagging exports by exploiting the full potential of certain commodities in which Pakistan still enjoys a significant comparative advantage over its competitors despite the extremely unfavourable economic…

Reko Diq debacle

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Deputes (ICSID), in its ruling in Reko Diq case imposed a massive penalty of $5.976 billion on cash strapped Pakistan. The Prime Minister has been informed about this fiasco in International Arbitration of disputes that are being caused by shady deals of previous governments. The fine announced in…

Traders’ strike

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

The traders observed countrywide strike against the government drive for the documentation of economy. In Karachi and Lahore the impact of the strike did not reflect complete shutter down as some markets were open. In Karachi majority of city markets were in shutter down and in Lahore large shopping centers remained closed. However, in the…

Doctors and paramedics strike

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2019

It is beyond the comprehension of the people as to why the government invites trouble after trouble. A large number of SST teachers gave a sit-in in front of Provincial Assembly and estranged PTI workers held a protest rally in front of Peshawar Press Club. Doctors, paramedics, nurses, lady health visitors and clerical staff of…

Letters to Editor

Ignore Pakistan at your own peril

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2019

With cricket’s greatest carnival underway in England, the 10 best teams are raring to go. With the quality of cricket played by all contenders over the last few years, this edition of the Cricket World Cup is expected to produce some of the most exciting, nail-biting thrillers to-date. Pakistan enters the World Cup as the…

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Through the lines of your esteemed news paper, i would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the sorry state of affairs of the people at the hands of police. Despite the tall claims made (still making) by previous government of reforming police department, no improvement whatsoever is seen in our area…

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

“One who does not show mercy to our children is not from my community” [Holy Prophet (SAW)] Kindness towards children was one of the Prophet’s special characteristics. Children are flowers of heaven and they are the beautiful creation of God. Child labour is a terrible and big crime. In Pakistan it is an ever growing…

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

What is behind the devaluation of Pakistani currency? What are its effects on our economy? The Pakistani currency has experienced a worst fall against the US dollar ever in the history of Rs 143 per Dollar. The rupee has lost about 35 percent since the first devaluation in Dec 2017. PM Imran Khan on the…

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

It has been reportedly learnt that the Chief minister of KP Mahmood Khan has issued directives to all the ministries/ departments and quarters concerned to fulfill all the legal formalities before tabling any bill or law in the house for legislation. They have been further directed to share and discuss the theme of the bill…

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

In the past few years, the role of a woman has changed drastically in Pakistan. Women are now stepping out of their houses to earn and break free from all stereotypes that confine women to live inside home. Women can now be seen working as fire fighters, pilots,air traffic Controllers, bankers, company executives, labourers, farmers…