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Goldman Sachs invests in HSBC-backed fintech app Bud

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Goldman Sachs (GS.N) is among the investors in a $20 million fundraising for financial technology firm Bud, the two companies said on Monday, the latest in a series of investments by big global banks seeking to partner with fintechs. Bud, which is already backed by HSBC (HSBA.L), is one of a number of […]

Finance Minister Asad Umar to preside over ECC meeting today

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Monday will preside over Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) in Islamabad. Local news channel reported that the members will discuss ways to provide opportunities to the immigrants and will also devise strategy regarding payment of compensation money. Earlier, ECC had approved to launch Islamic Sukuk bond amounting to […]

PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif to chair PAC meeting today

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif is expected to chair a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting in Islamabad on Monday. According to local media reports, the PAC will review matters concerning the commerce division, particularly 2011-13 audit objections. The federal government has appointed federal minister Sheikh Rasheed as a member of […]

Pakistan to observe ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ on Tuesday

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on Tuesday to express solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir struggling for their right to self-determination. According to reports, all the arrangements were finalized to observe the Kashmir Solidarity Day and send a loud and clear message to the world that the hearts of […]

Fake accounts case: NAB to submit report in Supreme Court today

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday will submit its preliminary report into fake bank accounts case. According to reports, NAB has prepared its initial report, which has been received to NAB Rawalpindi headquarters. A combined investigation team has also been constituted in the light of the JIT report to process probe […]

‘Sehat Card Scheme’ to be launched today

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch ‘Sehat Card Scheme’ and under this scheme, treatment for angioplasty, brain surgery, cancer and other diseases will be done free of cost, on Monday (today). According to detailsthe Health Cards will be distributed in Islamabad in the first phase and in the next month, these cards […]

Global

US to send 3,750 troops to border with Mexico

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): Some 3,750 troops will be deployed to the US border with Mexico, the Department of Defense said on Sunday. The troops will be sent to place barbed wire at key points of entry along the border in response to large migrant caravans that had been marching their way up from Central America to […]

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Suspects surrender in church bombing case

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

ANKARA (AA): At least five people suspected of involvement in a recent bomb attack on a church in the Philippines have been taken into custody, local media reported Monday. At least 27 people were killed last week when a bomb went off in the Jolo Cathedral Church, which is located on the Philippines’ southwestern island […]

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Greece urges EU to ‘do all’ for refugees in Turkey

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

ATHENS (AA): Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called on the EU to “do all it can to support” Turkey which is currently hosting 4 million refugees. In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Tsipras answered questions on Turkey-Greece relations, the refugee crisis and the long-standing Cyprus issue. “I believe that Turkey has taken over […]

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Candidates register for 1st Thai election since coup

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

BANGKOK (AP): Candidates in Thailand’s first general election since the military seized power in 2014 began registering Monday, as supporters waved banners and chanted slogans in political activity that until recently was illegal. Hundreds of candidates from dozens of parties crammed into an indoor stadium to officially enter the race and draw lots for the […]

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New York Times calls for end to war in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. is currently on a path to put an end to the war in Afghanistan, and it needs to do more to follow through and bring American troops home, according to The New York Times. The Times Editorial Board said in an opinion piece the war, known otherwise as the “forever war”, […]

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US has no right to ‘monitor’ Iran from Iraq: President

By The Frontier Post | February 4, 2019

BAGHDAD (Agencies): Iraqi President Barham Salih on Monday said U.S. forces deployed in his country did not have the right to “monitor” next-door Iran, urging Washington to “clarify” the mandate of U.S. troops still in Iraq. Salih made the remarks in response to a Sunday statement by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he told […]

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Pakistan

NAB decides to interrogate Rafique in jail over locomotives purchase

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday decided to interrogate former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique over purchase of 55 locomotives at exorbitant rates. According to details, the NAB found out that Rafique had approved purchasing of locomotives at excessive rates and decided to question the former minister in jail. Sources said […]

Gas leakage kills four family members in Quetta

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: As many as four members of a family were killed and two others fell unconscious due to suffocation, in a gas leakage incident in provincial capital of Balochistan on Friday. Rescue official told local media that the incident took place in Pashtunabad area of Quetta, where a father along with his three […]

PPP’s Nafisa Shah terms PM a conspirator

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Secretary Information Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Dr. Nafisa Shah MNA has said that if all the characters in Asghar Khan Case are exposed then it will mean that all those will also be exposed who conspired against Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and still their followers are busy conspiring against PPP and its […]

President advises media against reflecting personal liking, disliking

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday said that personal liking and disliking was natural but media should not allow it to reflect in journalism to show responsibility while enjoying freedom. In a meeting with a delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers and Editors Forum (APNEF) and Pakistan Journalist Forum (PJF), the president said independent […]

Next budget to be presented according to expectation: CM

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has revealed “the provincial government would soon launch a survey to finalize the next provincial budget in consonance with the people expectations.” In a message issued here today, the chief minister said that the provincial government would carry out an extensive exercise to know and ascertain […]

Govt have no vision to serve country: Baloch

By The Frontier Post | February 8, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that a vacuum was fast emerging in the country as the rulers imposed on the country through glamour and popular leadership did not have any vision, team or programme. Addressing the participants of the JI central workshop at Mansoora, he said that a […]

Afghanistan

Good snowfall clears the air in Kabul city

By The Frontier Post | February 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: After an extremely dry year, in 2018, that resulted in critically low underground water levels and extreme air pollution, this week’s snowfall was welcomed widely by city residents. The heavy snowfall through Wednesday and into Thursday was the fourth for Kabul this winter and saw temperatures drop to -7C. Residents on Thursday […]

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19 Taliban militants, 1 ISIS-K member renounce violence

By The Frontier Post | February 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least 19 Taliban militants and a member of ISIS Khurasan (ISIS-K) group renounced violence in Nangarhar province, the provincial government media office said late on Wednesday. According to the local officials, the militants were previously involved in destructive activities in Khogyani, Achin, Momandara, Ghani Khel and Haska Mina districts. Habiba Kakar, […]

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Final decision on Buddha statues rehab still awaited

By The Frontier Post | February 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk BAMYAN CITY: No substantial work could be done to rehabilitate the Buddha statues in central Bamyan province during the past 18 years. The two 6th-century standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff were dynamited by Taliban militants towards the fag-end of their rule in March 2001. Built centuries ago, the statues […]

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Women’s participation in polls down by 33%: FEFA

By The Frontier Post | February 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) says the October Wolesi Jirga ballot was challenging for women as illegal demands and lack of campaign opportunities hurt their confidence in the credibility of the vote. Maryam Arween Barakzai, in charge of women and youth affairs at FEFA, said the polls were […]

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Wolesi Jirga poll results from 6 more provinces announced

By The Frontier Post | February 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced final results of Wolesi Jirga elections from six more provinces on Wednesday evening. IEC chief Abdul Bade Sayyad announced at a press conference here the final election results from Badakhshan, Faryab, Khost, Farah, Kunar and Nuristan provinces. From western Farah province, Hamayoon Shaheedzada, Abdul Sattar […]

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Afghanistan, Iran agree to advance telecom ties

By The Frontier Post | February 1, 2019

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Iran have agreed on fiber optic connectivity to help reduce Internet and other telecom services’ prices in the country, a statement said on Thursday. During his two-day official trip to Iran, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Shahzad Aryubi met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahrom and visited the state-run Telecommunication Company […]

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Business

South Africa’s rand falls on global growth fears

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters): The South African rand slipped on Tuesday, as fears about the health of the global economy dampened appetite for riskier emerging market assets. At 1435 GMT, the rand was 0.2 percent weaker versus the dollar at 13.8575. The International Monetary Fund’s warning of a darkening economic outlook after China’s confirmation of its slowest […]

Walgreens will pay $269M to settle fraud lawsuits

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

WASHINGTON: Walgreens Boots Alliance will pay more than $269 million to settle federal and state lawsuits. The first $209.2 million settlement relates to improperly billing Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs for unnecessarily dispensing insulin pens regardless of whether patients needed them. Walgreens also agreed to pay $60 million to settle claims that […]

Capital One stock falls after company’s revenue miss

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

Claudia Assis WASHIGTON: Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. COF fell more than 3% in the extended session Tuesday after the company swung to a profit but missed fourth-quarter revenue expectations. Capital One said it earned $1.3 billion, or $2.48 a share, in the quarter, versus a loss of $971 million, or $2.17 a share, […]

Turkey: Consumer confidence index at 58.2 in January

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkish consumers’ confidence in the country’s economy dropped this month, Turkey’s statistical authority said on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index decreased 0.9 percent on a monthly basis in January, TurkStat data showed. Last month the figure was 58.7, down 2.3 percent from November 2018. The index value is calculated through cooperation between TurkStat […]

Senate body expresses concern over shrinking of land under cotton cultivation

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research Wednesday expressed grave concern over the year-by-year gradual shrinking of land under cotton cultivation across the country, terming it a potential damage to the country’s economy. Chairing the meeting, Senator Syed Muzafar Hussain Shah, said the government should take immediate measures to save […]

Markets mixed as dealers battle uncertainty

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

LONDON (APP): Global markets diverged Wednesday as investors grew nervous about the chances of success in China-US trade talks ahead of a crucial meeting next week. The mood remains cautious, with the rally that has characterised the start of the year stuttering owing to a slowing Chinese economy, a softer global outlook and other issues […]

Sports

ICC suspends Indian spinner Rayudu over suspect bowling action

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

NEW DELHI (Agencies): India’s part-time off-spinner Ambati Rayudu has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Rayudu was reported on Jan. 13 for suspect bowling action during India’s first one-day international (ODI) of their series against Australia and the 33-year-old chose not to submit […]

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George announces retirement

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Former WBA world super-middleweight champion George Groves has announced his retirement from boxing four months after losing his WBA belt to fellow Briton Callum Smith. Groves, who became world champion at the fourth attempt when he beat Russia’s Fedor Chudinov in Sheffield in 2017, said he wanted to go out at the top. […]

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Ahmad stuns Junaid

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

F.P. Report Karachi: Unseeded Ahmad Hassan pulled an impressive upset against third seed Junaid Khan after thrilling battle in the first round of 8th Rehana Nazar Rashidabad National Junior Squash 2019 underway at Rehana Nazar Squash Complex in Rashidabad, Tandoallahayar. Junaid won first two sets but Ahmad made a strong comeback in crucial third set […]

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Wahab picks up a hat-trick

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Chattogram (Agencies): Pakistan speedster Wahab Riaz registered his second hat-trick in T20 cricket on Monday, after he helped his side the Comilla Victorians beat Khulna Titans by 80 runs at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The fast bowler picked up D Wiese, Taijul Islam and Mohammad Saddam in back to back deliveries, ending up with […]

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Chelsea cruise to FA Cup win as VAR denies Sheffield Wednesday penalty

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

London (Agencies): Gonzalo Higuain made his first start for Chelsea as two goals from Willian and a Callum Hudson-Odoi strike gave Maurizio Sarri’s side a 3-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday — who had a penalty award overturned by VAR — at Stamford Bridge. Wednesday’s Adam Reach, the scorer of some spectacular recent goals, […]

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We are no longer in a position to change captain: Akram

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former Pakistan fast-bowler Wasim Akram has said that Pakistan should persist with Sarfraz Ahmed as captain, ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. While speaking to media in Karachi, Akram said that time to change captain has passed and also there is no better choice than Sarfraz, currently, for […]

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Fashion & Movies

Gully Boy to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival

By The Frontier Post | December 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh starrer Gully Boy will soon be hitting the screens in February next year and fans are very excited to watch this extraordinarily talented duo together for the first time in a film. Coming in as an exciting update, Gully Boy has been selected for a special screening […]

Oscar nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP):Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died of cancer at the age of 74, US news outlets reported Thursday night. Locke died November 3 in California, the reports said, quoting a celebrity news website, Radar Online. She had been battling breast and bone cancer. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death, Variety […]

Saif Ali Khan praises daughter Sara’s performance in ‘Kedarnath’

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Being Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter, the expectations with Sara Ali Khan plummeted to the sky as the young talent made her stunning debut with Abhishek Kapoor-directorial ‘Kedarnath’ last week. While Sara’s performance in the film was commended by the critics, Saif Ali Khan, on the other hand also couldn’t […]

Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra to appear together on Koffee with Karan’s season finale

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Once known as Bollywood besties, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor’s relationship had turneds our owing to various reasons that led to the birth of an endless rivalry between the two. The actresses who had shared cold vibes over the years are reportedly uniting to grace the couch on Karan Johar’s talk show […]

Google announces Fashion Nova top trending clothing brand in 2018

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP):  Fashion Nova was the top trending clothing brand on Google in the US this year. The budget fast fashion retailer has claimed the number one spot in the tech giant’s Year in Review 2018, beating the luxury houses to first place in the list. The brand, which had a big year thanks […]

Arjun Rampal to work in web series ‘The Final Call’

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Indian actor Arjun Rampal will make his digital debut with a web series, The Final Call, based on author Priya Kumar’s book ‘I Will Go With You.’ “I am thrilled about my digital debut with ZEE5 for ‘The Final Call’. This story is special and you will see me in a very […]

Science & Technology

Instagram appoints Facebook veteran as new CEO

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Xinhua): US photo-sharing site Instagram has named Facebook veteran designer Adam Mosseri as its new CEO to fill the vacancy left by a surprise announcement of Instagram’s two co-founders who are leaving the company, the social media network said. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who resigned abruptly last week as the […]

Apple silent over iPhone ‘chargegate’ complaints

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2018

LONDON (BBC): Apple has remained silent amid complaints that its new iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones fail to charge consistently when plugged in. Several users have reported that their device refuses to charge if it has been idle for a while. Some charge only if the display is “woken up”. Video blogger Lewis Hilsenteger […]

Mobile banking transactions witnesses growth

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: With a significant growth of some 195 percent, mobile phone banking transactions crossed Rs 410 billion mark during the last fiscal year (FY18). According to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Mobile Phone/App based banking is being offered by 21 Banks/MFBs to 3.4 million registered users at the end of June, 2018. Intra-bank […]

Facebook confirms 50 million accounts affected by security breach

By The Frontier Post | September 29, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP): Facebook Inc said Friday hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly 50 million user accounts in its worst security breach ever given the unprecedented level of potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company’s reputation. Facebook, which has more than 2.2 billion monthly […]

Facebook New Feature allows users to Add Music to Photos

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Facebook keeps on launching new features to make it users stuck hard to the social media giant. Just recently Facebook announced stories have around 300 million daily users. Now Facebook revealed that its user’s will now be able to add songs to photos and videos. The Facebook new feature was the most […]

Google celebrates 20th birthday

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Google, the world’s most popular search engine, turns 20 this month and it’s celebrating with a special doodle. The internet’s rabbit hole that gives access to everything from academic research to retail therapy and hours of online gaming has got most internet users relying on it. To celebrate Google’s two decades […]

Health

Eighth child dies at New Jersey center hit by viral outbreak

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2018

NEW JERSEY (Reuters): An eighth child has died at a New Jersey rehabilitation center where 23 people have been infected in a deadly viral outbreak, state health officials said. The outbreak of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, was first reported by the New Jersey Department of Health […]

Several flu cases reported in New Hampshire

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MANCHESTER: Several cases of the flu have been reported in New Hampshire so far, and doctors are urging residents to get vaccinated. State Epidemiologist Benjamin Chan tells WMUR-TV the flu vaccine protects not only the people getting vaccinated, but also others around them who may be more susceptible to the flu and its […]

Breathing through nose likely to improve memory

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: According to recent study, nose breathing could enhance one’s memory. It also helps to influence respiration on human perception and cognition, reported Times Now. The researcher was conducted on nose breathers and mouth breathers. It found that nose breathers, whose mouths were taped over during the consolidation period, showed increased odor recognition […]

Eradication of Polio inevitable for healthier, brighter Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

F.P Report KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said eradication of Polio from Pakistan is inevitable for attaining a status of a healthier society and for brighter Pakistan. On the occasion of World Polio Day, he has, in his message, said that it is imperative to ensure a Polio-free Pakistan for the […]

15,000 breast cancer patients registered every year in KP

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Around fifteen thousand cases of Brest Cancer were reported every year in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while more than 40,000 women were died every year in Pakistan. This was said in a seminar organized by Shaheed Benzir Bhutto Women University Peshawar to observe breast cancer month as October is every year observed for the […]

Unsafe food costs $110b annually: World Bank

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Foodborne diseases cost around $110 billion in productivity lose and medical expenses annually, the World Bank announced on late Tuesday. “The total productivity loss associated with foodborne disease in low and middle-income countries is estimated to cost $95.2 billion per year, and the annual cost of treating foodborne illnesses is estimated at $15 […]

Travel

Over 43m passengers chose Turkish Airlines in Jan-July

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkish Airlines carried 43.2 million passengers from January to July this year, the airline announced Thursday. According to a statement, the total number of passengers carried by the Turkey’s national flag carrier saw a 15.2-percent hike on a yearly basis, up from 37.5 million passengers in the the same period in 2017. […]

Turkish Airlines to take Bosnian pilgrims to Hajj

By The Frontier Post | August 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk BELGRADE: Turkish Airlines (THY), Turkey’s flag-carrier air company, has become the designated airlines to take Bosnian Muslims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, the airlines said Wednesday. A first of group of 215 Bosnian pilgrims will set off for Medina on Thursday with nearly 1,500 more Bosnian pilgrims to follow in […]

Turkey: Domestic tourism expenditure up nearly 25 per cent

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey’s domestic tourism expenditure rose 24.9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, according to the country’s statistical authority on Monday. TurkStat reported that domestic tourists’ expenditures — including individual and package tour expenditures — from January to March totaled 6.3 billion Turkish liras ($1.65 billion), compared to spending of […]

Emirates celebrates 15 years of connecting Auckland to the World

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk AUCKLAND: Emirates is celebrating 15 years of successful operations to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.  Since its inaugural flight in 2003, Emirates has carried over two million passengers to and from Auckland, connecting New Zealand to the world, with 21 flights a week to Dubai, Bali and beyond. Emirates began its services to […]

Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen to be D-8’s designated airport

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) will be one of the designated airports of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation. A letter of intent was signed between ISG, which is located at the Asian side of the city, and D-8, also known as “Developing-8”, to enhance cooperation among the member countries. The […]

Turkey’s tourism income increases in second quarter

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey’s total tourism income increased by 30.1 percent, year-on-year, reaching $7.04 billion in the second quarter of 2018, according to Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat)’s report on Tuesday. “While 84.7 percent of this income [excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures] was obtained from foreign visitors, 15.3 percent was obtained from citizens resident […]

Articles

Trump view sallies as clients

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Hussain Abdul-Hussain As he hits the electoral circuit to campaign for his Republican party, a month before Congressional elections, President Donald Trump seems to have made extorting Saudi Arabia part of his stump speech. On two occasions, so far, the US president has addressed King Salman of Saudi Arabia, urging him to pay Washington more […]

Pakistan’s development and International propagandas

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2018

Sehrish Khan Although realizing that there are some external forces hostile to CPEC initiative, Chinese analysts and participants are concerned about what they see as the misrepresentation of facts internationally. It is not obvious to them as to what purpose is served by raising doubts and fears about CPEC in the minds of the international […]

In pictures: Gaza women navigate different forms of siege

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2018

Asmaa El Khaldi i While Israel continues to choke the city with a military siege, some women are pursuing their dreams fighting various odds, including the parochial attitudes of fellow Palestinians. In Gaza Strip, women navigate through a lot of constraints – from concertina wires laid by the Israeli forces to fellow Palestinians telling them […]

The environmental issues in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2018

Shaiza Kanwal Pakistan is facing a lot of climatic and environmental issues, including Water pollution, soil erosion, and land pollution, shortage of water, global warming, air pollution and natural disasters. According to the latest global environment performance index (EPI) ranking Pakistan is in the list of countries which suffer from poor air quality. The climatic […]

Journalists in the crosshairs

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2018

Ibrahim Altay Last week, a journalist murdered in Mexico showed once again the dangers of being a media worker both in the country and the world at large. Even if we want to believe that muscling journalists and killing them for writing the wrong thing is a thing of the past that only exists in […]

The struggle of sending dead body of loved ones to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2018

Zahid Ali Shah My second eldest brother Amjad Ali, aged 33 passed away in Damam Central Hospital Saudi Arabia on 1st August, 2018. A gentle soul, a fighter, strong, dreamer and a great sense of humor had made him equally famous among his peers, both old and young in the village and his fellow migrants […]

Editorial

Engaging IMF

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

The government has decided to engage the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an internal working suggests that benefits of getting its bail out package outweighs the cost Islamabad may have to pay, including some compromises on economic sovereignty. After an in-house analysis, spanning over two weeks, authorities have decided to invite IMF staff-level team. Sources […]

Realism at last

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

Financial Times has claimed in Sunday Report that Islamabad is set to review the deals concluded by the last PML-N government under the framework of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to the British newspaper top government functionaries said that Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf led government will look into the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and renegotiate the […]

Resetting CPEC priorities

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2018

The new government has promised a clear look at CPEC projects to determine whether or not wrong doings have been committed, when these projects were being negotiated. There were media reports emanating from the meetings of parliamentary committees and revelations in investigative news stories and columns that created doubts about the transparency of projects being […]

Dams and Diaspora

By The Frontier Post | September 9, 2018

It appears that the new government finds itself in catch 22 situation to devise a sound public finance policy to clear the mess created by the previous two governments and particularly the five years tenure of PML-N government. A passionate appeal by the Prime Minister Imran Khan to Pakistani Diaspora to donate at least $ […]

Water storage capacity

By The Frontier Post | September 8, 2018

The deliberate neglect of building storage dams by successive governments from mid 70s, Pakistan has become a water stressed country, having a capacity of storing water for hardly 36 days. Silting has reduced the storage capacity in the Tarbella dam reservoir from 13.681 Million Acre Feet (MAF) to 9.360 MAF. The water storage capacity of […]

Safeguarding national interest

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo one day visit to Islamabad revealed bold indications that the new government is pursuing an independent foreign policy in its relations with the United States and other world powers. It is determined to grab the opportunities that re-alignment of forces offer to it. The low key reception at the […]

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