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TLP leaders sent on 14-day judicial remand by ATC

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

PTI calls ‘key’ party meeting before mini-budget

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

Indian forces martyr two Kashmiris in Shopian

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

Pak Army rescues tourists trapped in Nathia Gali

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

Sahiwal killings: LHC summons IG Punjab on Jan 24

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

Nawaz Sharif shifted to PIC for medical checkup

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was shifted to Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) for his medical check up on Tuesday. According to local news channel report, a three-member medical board comprises doctors from PIC examined the PML-N supremo. Earlier, his daughter, Maryam Nawaz said that she had been informed that Nawaz […]

Global

Brexit: Labour calls for vote on second referendum

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

LONDON (AFP): Britain’s opposition Labour Party has called on the parliament to hold a vote on whether or not a second Brexit referendum should be held in an amendment submitted on Monday evening. The amendment marks a significant shift in the party’s policy regarding a second vote and also aims to rule out a no-deal […]

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Nigerian govt asks chief justice to step down

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

LAGOS, Nigeria (Agencies): The Nigerian government on Tuesday asked the country’s chief justice to step down from office while he faces charges on six counts of failing to declare his assets and operating unlawful offshore accounts. The government had last week filed charges before the country’s code of conduct tribunal accusing Walter Onnoghen of violating […]

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Yes vote takes lead in Philippine Muslim autonomy poll

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (AA): The ‘Yes’ vote appeared to take the lead on Tuesday in a historic plebiscite on a law that would grant “comprehensive autonomy” to Moro Muslims living in the southern Philippines, according to unofficial results. The voting took place on Monday in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao Del Sur, and the island […]

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

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

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Venezuelan army arrests soldiers calling for uprising

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

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Iran ready to ‘eliminate Israel from earth’ – AFC

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

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Pakistan

IHC rejects petition against Shehbaz’s election as PAC chairman

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging election of Shehbaz Sharif as chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani dismissed the petition as non-maintainable. The court had earlier reserved the verdict […]

Pakistan wants enhanced ties with Iran for regional prosperity: NA speaker

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Tuesday said Pakistan wanted to enhance relations with Iran for economic and regional prosperity. He said this while talking to Ambassador of Iran in Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost, who called on him in Islamabad. Besides bilateral relations, regional peace and international issues were also discussed during the […]

Policemen found guilty for injuring a couple in Korangi shootout

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The two policemen have been suspended after being found guilty in an inquiry into Korangi shootout that injured a couple few days back in Karachi. The inquiry report was ordered by Sindh IGP, Kaleem Imam after taking notice of the matter. “The couple got injured in firing of a policeman over the […]

Centre submits reply over Uzair Baloch in SHC

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

IHC allows FIA to continue probe against BISP official

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

SC to hear Khadija Siddiqui case on January 23

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

Afghanistan

If Afghanistan is to progress, women must be given a say

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk A peace agreement with the Taliban will only be meaningful if women are involved in the negotiations, say Anne-Marie Slaughter and Ashley Jackson When Zalmay Khalilzad was appointed as the US special representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation in September 2018, an end to America’s longest war seemed in sight. Now, following US president Donald […]

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After deadly assault on Afghan base, Taliban sit for talks with U.S. diplomats

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Mujib Mashal, Fahim Abed and Fatima Faizi KABUL: The Taliban infiltrated an Afghan intelligence base on Monday, killing dozens of people in what Afghan officials said was one of the deadliest attacks against the intelligence service in the 17-year war with the Taliban. While the Afghan police and army have been dying in record numbers, […]

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Taliban confirm meeting US representatives in Qatar

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

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Gen. Votel, Hayat confer on Nangarhar security situation

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

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No compromise on Afghan forces’ sacrifices: Ghani

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

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Security forces capable of defeating armed opponents

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

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Business

Soyabean, palm oil import reduce by 52.28%, 10.19%

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The import of edible oil including soyabean and palm into the country during first half of current financial year reduced by 52.28 percent and 10.19 percent respectively as against the imports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-December, 2018-19, country import 65,854 metric tons of soyabean oil […]

UAE formalises $3b deposit into SBP to support Pakistan’s economic growth

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan and United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a $3 billion bailout package on Tuesday, as part of Abu Dhabi’s support for Islamabad’s falling foreign exchange reserve and resolving balance of payment crisis. According to Emirates News Agency, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) […]

The road to seamless urban mobility

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

McKinsey Quarterly LONDON: The age of modern transit began in 1863, when the first underground railway began rolling in central London. The line was short and smoky, and nothing like it had ever been seen before. But it worked, and cities around the world began to follow London’s lead. Over time, city authorities came to […]

Asian shares fall on concerns over global, China slowdown

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. The downgrade came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years in the last quarter of 2018. Wall Street was closed for a holiday on Monday. KEEPING SCORE: […]

Singapore sounds an early economic warning for Japan

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

William Pesek TOKYO: Economic news out of Singapore rarely drives decision-making in Japan. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a sudden 8.5% plunge in exports that spooks Tokyo’s policymakers. The worry is the predictive quality that often comes with U-turns in Singapore’s terms of trade. Japan’s nearly US$5 trillion, trade-reliant economy doesn’t turn on a […]

Japan resumes buying Iranian crude: CB governor

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

TEHRAN (AA): Japan has resumed Iranian crude oil imports after having halted them earlier following last year’s re-imposition of US sanctions on Tehran, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported, citing the head of Iran’s Central Bank. “Following the lead of China, South Korea, India and Turkey, Japan has now also resumed the import of Iranian […]

Sports

Hasan Ali eyes series win against Proteas

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

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

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Australian Open: Top seed Djokovic in quarterfinal

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

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

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PAF Academy Asghar Khan win PAF Inter-Base Golf title

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

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

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Pakistan Cricket Board announces women’s contract list

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced the list of 17 women cricketers who have been awarded incentive and performance-based contracts. These contracts have commenced on 1 January 2019 and will expire on 30 June 2019. The contracts for the first half of 2019 have been awarded following the settlement of all outstanding […]

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PSL 2019 replacement draft to be held on Jan 24

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

LAHORE (APP): The Pakistan Super League Replacement Draft will be held here on January 24 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. According to a press release issued by the league, teams will draft replacements for PSL and will select their 21st player (local player) if needed. The fourth edition of the PSL will kick off […]

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Serena beats world number one to reach quarter-finals

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Serena Williams subdued a stubborn fightback from world number one Simona Halep to take her quest for a record-equalling 24th major into the Australian Open quarter-finals Monday. The 37-year-old American beat the Romanian top seed 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in an epic three-setter to line up a last eight clash with Czech eighth seed […]

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Fashion & Movies

Alicia Keys will host Grammy Awards 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

LOS AGNELES (FP): The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. She says in a statement, “I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in […]

Rajkummar Rao and Fatima Sana Shaikh starts shooting of Anurag Basu’s next

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajkummar Rao starrer Stree went on to become a huge hit in 2018. On the other hand, Fatima Sana Shaikh’s last movie Thugs Of Hindostan tanked disastrously at the box-office. Now, both these actors are all set to star in Anurag Basu’s next untitled film which is being shot in Bhopal. The […]

Ranveer Singh learnt rap for 10 months for ‘Gully Boy’

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ranveer Singh is currently soaring high on the success of his latest release, Simmba. He will be seen in a rapper avatar in his next Gully Boy. He has already impressed everyone with the film’s trailer and first two songs, Asli hip hop and Apna time aayega. The actor left no stones […]

Kapil Dev to train Ranveer Singh for upcoming ‘83’

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring DeskMUMBAI: He had mega hits like Padmaavat and the Simmba in 2018 and the release of his much-awaited film Gully Boy just a month away but Ranveer Singh has already started prepping up for his next which is helmed by Kabir Khan. ’83 has been in the news ever since it was announced with […]

Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday to play lead roles in ‘Pati Patni Aur Who’ remake

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kartik Aaryan has some interesting projects lined up in 2019. The actor was recently in the news for his pairing with Sara Ali Khan in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal 2 and now will be seen romancing Ananya Panday in a comedy. It has been confirmed that the new ‘student’ in B-town […]

Munna Bhai-3 on hold till director Hirani gets a clean chit from sexual harassment allegations

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The film industry and cinema lovers alike are currently in shock as one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the industry; Rajkumar Hirani, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who was working with him on his last release, Sanju. Hirani’s name has denied all the reports. Rubbishing the allegations, […]

Science & Technology

Google pays tribute to Abdul Hafeez Kardar (Late)

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

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

New retail tools to solve e-commerce profit problem

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

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

WhatsApp launches new feature for voice typing

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: On the go? No time to type the whole message? WhatsApp has now introduced a new feature which allows you to voice type the message. The users can directly start dictating a message from within the app using a new mic icon on the keyboard. In order to use the feature, […]

Moscow loses control of its space radio telescope

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

MOSCOW (AFP): Russia has lost control of its only space radio telescope but officials are working to re-establish communication, the country’s beleaguered space agency said on Monday. The incident is the latest setback for Russia’s debt-laden space industry, which in recent years has suffered the loss of spacecraft, satellites, and a failed manned launch. The […]

China to collect samples from moon in end of 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe landed on Jan 3 and transmitted the first-ever “close range” image […]

Space-X’s cargo craft returns to earth

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: A SpaceX-owned commercial cargo craft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California late Sunday, closing out a 39-day mission that delivered 2.8 tons of supplies, experiments and holiday treats to the International Space Station, and returned home with research specimens and no-longer-needed hardware. The unpiloted supply ship, loaded with […]

Health

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

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

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

Sindh govt providing quality healthcare facilities free of charge to masses

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Advisor to CM Sindh on Information, Law and Anticorruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that unlike federal government which is making healthcare unaffordable by increasing prices of medicines, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led Sindh government is providing quality healthcare facilities to masses near to their abodes which is evident from establishment of […]

Japan witnesses steep fall of smokers

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

ANKARA (AA): The number of smokers in Japan has drastically decreased over the years, new findings have revealed. The Far East nation, often recognized for its citizens’ health-consciousness, witnessed figures of smokers ages 20 and older decrease by half in 2018. Japan’s smoking rate now stands at 17.9 percent, down from 36 percent when last […]

Researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk BALTIMORE: Scientists have located an intriguing link between schizophrenia and the Epstein-Barr virus, a type of herpes virus. Now, they need to determine which way the risk lies. Schizophrenia, a condition characterized by a confused perception of reality, delusions, and altered behavior, affects more than 21 million people globally. In a new study, […]

Influenza epidemics declared in parts of Bulgaria

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

BULGARIA: Influenza epidemics were declared in the Bulgarian districts of Bourgas, Silistra and Stara Zagora on January 14. The threshold for the declaration of a flu epidemic is reached when there is a rate of 290 out of 10 000 of the population of a district who have flu. In Bourgas, the regional health inspectorate […]

Travel

Indonesia’s Garuda airline brings live music to the skies

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

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

German strike grounds 600 flights affecting thousands

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: More than 600 flights have been canceled in Germany on Thursday due to strike at airports in Dusseldorf, Cologne, and Stuttgart. In Dusseldorf, one of the busiest airports in the country, 370 flights were grounded as the airport’s security personnel walked out in a pay dispute. Some 131 flights to and from […]

No more chauffeur service for Emirates airline passengers

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

DUBAI (Khaleejtimes): Emirates airline has implemented a new rule for passengers using its loyal programme Skywards Miles to upgrade their seats to Business Class and First Class. The Dubai-based carrier, rated one of the world’s safest airlines for 2019 by airlineratings.com, on Monday confirmed that passengers upgrading their tickets to First and Business Class through […]

Pilot safely land world’s biggest plane after being buffeted by strong winds

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2019

DUBAI (GulfNews): An Emirates plane has recently braved maddening winds while attempting to land at an airport in the United Kingdom. The Airbus A380 was coming to land at the Birmingham airport on Sunday morning amid strong winds that had forced other passenger aircraft to divert to other airports. The winds were moving in the […]

Tourists throng snow-covered hill tops in Dir after heavy snowfall

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2019

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: Local tourists on Sunday thronged the scenic snow-covered Laram Top in Adenzai after heavy snowfall on Friday and Saturday. Local and outside tourists, majority of them children and youth were seen on the top to enjoy the snowy environment in a shining sunny afternoon. Most of tourists walked on foot for about […]

Dubai airport’s November passenger traffic falls

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Dubai International Airport’s monthly passenger numbers dropped in November, leaving the world’s busiest airport for international travelers needing a record month to meet its full-year target. The number of passengers using the airport fell 0.8 percent to 6.9 million in November, said operator Dubai Airports on Sunday. For the first 11 months […]

Articles

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

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

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

Indian students say sedition charges against them are a political ploy

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Manira Chaudhary In February 2016, most television channels across India ran high pitched commentary and debates directed towards some students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), a state-run institution in India’s capital New Delhi. They were accused of attempting to ‘break India’ and were called ‘anti-nationals’ on the basis of some video clips which were circulated […]

Afghan War – Perceptions and Realities

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

I.M. Kiyani In Dec 79, Soviet tanks and troops marched into Afghanistan making victory symbols. The US grabbed this rare opportunity and pumped in millions of dollars. The Afghans then called Mujahideens, were rendered whole hearted support to wage the Holy War against the invading Soviet Army. After about 10 years of blood bathing, the […]

Living as a refugee in Germany under shadow of violence

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Emran Feroz A German man was involved in a deliberate attack seeking to mow down immigrants in an attempt to kill them. Such acts of violence against immigrants are part of an increasingly hostile political atmosphere in Germany against refugees. New Year’s Eve in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia ended in bloodshed. “I saw how the car […]

Sisi’s continuous coup in Egypt

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Sam Hamad Egypt’s Abdul Fatah el Sisi is preparing the ground to demolish constitutional term limits, and he will probably get away with it. Egypt’s counter-revolution was almost perfect in that it appeared like a malicious doppelganger of the revolution itself. Tahrir’s occupation became the symbol of January 25 – of democracy and egalitarianism in […]

Modi’s Muslim phobia

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Iqbal Khan Minority rights crisis is getting worse in India; life is upended for those left off Indian citizenship list. Rivals say that as Prime Minster Modi’s government faces disillusionment for failing to deliver on jobs and prosperity, it is setting up religious mobilization across the country. India has a history of discriminating against its […]

Editorial

Timely warning

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

President Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan said that peace talks cannot succeed sans Afghans participation and cautioned that any unilateral agreement with the Taliban would make difficult for the regional countries to control Daesh. He was talking to a high level delegation of Kabul government headed by former Interior Minister and chairman Afghanistan Peace […]

Macroeconomic indicators

By The Frontier Post | January 10, 2019

The country GDP growth rate will plunge to 4.4 percent clouded by widening twin deficit—fiscal and external account—despite expectations of the central bank holding the interest rates steady to support economic activity, says Fitch solutions in its latest analysis on Pakistan’s economy. The macroeconomic arm the global credit rating agency expects that the State Bank […]

Population alarm bell

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has reported that the country registered birth rate of 15000 babies on the first day of the New Year, showing an increase of over five million in a year which is not a good omen for a country which has miserably limited resources to run itself. There may be a significant […]

Borrowing spree

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly criticised the policy of reckless borrowing of the last PML-N government which ballooned the public debt to Rs. 30000 billion. But the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf government has also not succeeded as yet to improve the economic management, particularly the tax collection by the sluggish Inland Revenue Services Department of the […]

Excessive payment to IPPs

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

One of the major factors of 1.20 trillion circular is the power sector agreements made with Independent power producers (IPPs). Despite the stinging critique of energy experts in their writing in print media and comments on electronic media, none of the elected governments persuaded the owners of these private power producers to agree to the […]

Depleting reserves

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

Despite the liberal incentives given to export industries in the form preferential tariff of energy inputs, subsidy and duty drawbacks to exporters, exports are not gaining the desired momentum. Consequently, foreign currency reserves are depleting though friendly counties have given billions of dollars in bilateral assistance and oil import on deferred payment. The foreign exchange […]

Letters to Editor

Shandur Polo festival

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Polo is a sport played in the central Asia some 600BC ago. It was initially partly sport and partly training of war with 100 men either side. Later on it was considered to be the sports played by nobility and military persons. The modern polo game is traced back to 1859 by British military officers. […]

The future of tribal students

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

This is an accepted fact that the wave of terrorism has made every individual and section of  the then FATA pay an irreparable loss. The houses of the public were destroyed; businesses wereblocked; people became paralyzed psychologically; life and property were looted, and even they were made compelled to quit their houses and live a […]

Attention required!

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

The administrators and citizenry at large of the country are so preoccupied with some national and international issues- like  Panama, terrorism etc.- that hardly some other genuine problems of the society make it to the national media or our public discourse. One of such overlooked issues is Thalassaemia- a rare genetic blood condition that, it […]

Private schools

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2018

Through the section of your regarded newspaper, I might want to draw the consideration of individuals on the issue that parents of numerous students of private school complained that they were being compelled to pay the educational fee for the month of June and July. Parents said that they had gotten a circular from the […]

Ramadan and the profit mongers

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

Ramadan is one of the august and sublime months for all the Muslims around the world. This month is the most awaited one, and it is commemorated with great pomp and show by keeping in mind the sacrosanctity of it. The observers have very special preparation and paraphernalia in order to earn more rewards and […]

70 years of looting

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2018

I am writing to highlight the environmental degradation that affecting the Pakistan economy.  It is estimated that damage cost of environmental degradation in Pakistan is at PKRs 346 billion per year. The country is decaying and dying as well as habitant including all living creatures (humans, animals, marine life, etc) over the time. There is […]

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