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Paragon housing scam: Court extends Khawaja brothers’ physical remand till Jan 26

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An accountability court has extended the physical remand of PML-N leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique till Jan 26, in the Paragon Housing scam case, on Saturday. During the hearing, NAB prosecutor Waris Ali Janjua told the court that NAB had gained details of Khawaja brothers’ bank accounts and needed…

Pakistan’s exports will reach all time high in 2019, says Razak Dawood

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Adviser to PM on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has claimed that the Pakistan’s exports will hit the record high in the 2019. Dawood said this while addressing to a conference in Karachi on Saturday. He said that despite difficulties, the country’s economy is headed towards improvement. Adviser to…

Afghan Taliban reject talks with Khalilzad in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban has rejected media reports that they ready to resume meetings with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad. According to the reports of the international news agency, the Afghan Taliban has refused the report again that they are not ready to talk directly with the Afghan government. Earlier on…

Top judge Khosa has no social media account: SC

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The spokesperson of Supreme Court of Pakistan has informed that the incumbent Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa does not have any social media account, on Saturday. The Supreme Court has issued a statement in this regard and it stated: “It is clarified that his lordship [CJP] is neither using any…

Antonio Guterres wishes Pak-India to engage in meaningful dialogue

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on late Friday night has wished that Pakistan and India would “engage in a meaningful dialogue”. UN Chief said this while addressing the media during a press conference here at the UN headquarters, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres responded to a Pakistani journalist’s question pertaining to the…

Military courts a need for country: DG ISPR

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that military courts are not the wish of the army but a need of the country. DG ISPR said this during an interview with a private news channel on Friday night, he said that there was a wave of terrorism…

Global

I will be meeting Taliban leadership soon: Imran

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Imran assures not to interfere in internal matters of Afghanistan Jalil Afridi Washington DC: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan during his address at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) stated that he will be meeting the Afghan Taliban delegation soon and assured that Pakistan will not interfere in internal matters of Afghanistan. Imran…

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Boris Johnson wins race to become UK’s next prime minister

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

LONDON (AP): Brexit hard-liner Boris Johnson, one of Britain’s most famous and divisive politicians, won the race to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will become the next prime minister in a little over 24 hours. Then he will have just over three months to make good on his promise to lead the…

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Afghan president seeks ‘clarification’ after Trump war comments

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

KABUL (AFP): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday that the United States (US) should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn’t “want to kill 10 million people”. The US leader made several surprising statements on Monday alongside Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan…

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Indian police arrest 21 youth in Occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

SRINAGAR (Web Desk): In Occupied Kashmir, at least 21 youth have been arrested by Indian forces in Islamabad and Srinagar areas, Kashmir Media Service reports, Indian police arrested youth including two brothers of a prominent freedom activist, Tariq Ahmad Khan identified as Waheed Ahmad Khan and Abid Ahmad Khan. Meanwhile, India’s National Investigation Agency raided…

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More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

DHAKA (Reuters): Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains. Nearly 3 million people are struggling with flooding, the worst in two years, according to the disaster management and relief…

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S. Korea’s claim on warning shot firings disputed by Russia

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

SEOUL (AP): South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea’s airspace off the country’s east coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia. South Korea said three Russian military planes — two Tu-95 bombers and one A-50…

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Pakistan

Punjab govt releases Rs52 bn for various schemes: CM Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday has said that Rs52 billion has been released by the government for different schemes adding that comprehensive mechanism has been devised for the monitoring of development projects. He expressed that strict monitoring will be done at every level and no compromise will be made…

Two killed, several injured in Quetta blast

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: At least two people were killed, 10 others sustained injuries after a bomb exploded near eastern bypass, area of provincial capital Quetta. According to reports, the bomb was planted in a bicycle at Sher Jan bus stop near eastern bypass of Quetta. Rescue teams have rushed the site and shifted the injured…

ANF files challan against Rana Sanuallah

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) submitted on Tuesday challan against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab president Rana Sanaullah in a case pertaining to alleged recovery of heroin from his car. The ANF submitted the charge-sheet to the relevant court seized with the hearing of the case. Rana Sanaullah and six other suspects have…

Development of Balochistan top priority of govt: NA speaker

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal called on National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser in the Parliament House. During the meeting, both leaders agreed to form a special committee for the resolution of Balochistan province matters. “Infrastructure development in Balochistan and extending educational and health facilities to all the areas of…

PML-N leader Rana Mashood blacklisted on NAB request, govt tells LHC

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) was informed on Tuesday that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Mashood’s name was placed on a blacklist on a request by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to prevent him from fleeing abroad. The Ministry of Interior submitted its reply in the LHC on a petition pertaining…

Govt not to create any hurdle in opposition’s rally: Yousafzai

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai said on Tuesday that the government will not create hurdles in the July 25’s opposition rally. In his latest statement, Shaukat Yousafzai added, “Instead of creating hurdle, we will assist the opposition [to smoothly organise its political show].” The minister said that KP Chief Minister…

Afghanistan

Suicide bombers killed in Ghazni Airstrike

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

GHAZNI (Ariana News): Three suicide bombers were killed and a car bomb of them was destroyed in an airstrike by Air Forces in Ghazni province, Ministry of Defense said. The airstrike has taken place in Giro district of the province at around 8:40 pm on Monday night. According to the statement, three suicide bombers with…

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Car bomb blast kills two civilians in Paktika

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

PAKTIKA (Ariana News): At least two civilians were killed after a car bomb went off in Mata Khan district of eastern Paktika province, police said. Shah Mohammad Aryan, a spokesman for provincial police told Ariana News that the incident has taken place at Patani area of the district at around 12:30 pm on Tuesday. According…

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‘We are the Pamirs! You can’t wipe out “The Roof of the World” Krzai to Trump

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

KABUL (AT News): Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned recent remarks by the US president Donald Trump on Afghanistan, saying “this is the heart feeling of the US leadership” on our people and country. US President Donald Trump on Monday speaking with Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan in the White House, said he could win…

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Khalilzad resumes his trip for Afghan peace mission

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has embarked on another trip to Afghanistan and Qatar to facilitate the Afghan peace process, the U.S. Department of State says in a statement. According to the statement, Khalilzad has begun his trip on Afghan peace to Afghanistan and Qatar from July 22 –…

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Senators recoil at Trump’s reckless remarks

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

KABUL (AT News): The upper house of the parliament or Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday lambasted the US President Donald Trump for the recent remarks he made in his meeting with the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House. President Trump made the remarks Monday during a meeting with Imran Khan, whose help he…

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Afghan president seeks ‘clarification’ after Trump war comments

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

KABUL (AFP): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday that the United States (US) should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn’t “want to kill 10 million people”. The US leader made several surprising statements on Monday alongside Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan…

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Business

Cement exports rise 21 per cent, says PBS

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exports of cement from the country during the financial year 2018-19 witnessed increase of 21.94 percent as compared to the corresponding period of last Year. The cement exports from the country were recorded at $271.726 million during July-June (2018-19) as against the exports of $ 222.841 million during July-June (2017-18), showing…

Sports goods’ exports dip 9.68 per cent in FY19

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exports of sports goods from the country witnessed decrease of 9.68 percent during the fiscal year 2018-19 as against the corresponding period of last year, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported. The country exported sports goods worth $308.746 million during July-June (2018-19) against the trade of $341.820 million during July-June…

SBP data shows 0.17% growth in textile exports

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Textile group exports from the country grew by 0.17 percent during the financial year 2018-19 as compared to the corresponding period of last year, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported. The textile group exports from the country during July-June (2018-19) were recorded at US $13553.153 million against the export of US…

No change in instruction on purchase of foreign currency notes by banks

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Foreign exchange policy and its operations in Pakistan are formulated and regulated in accordance with the provisions of Foreign Exchange Regulations Act, 1947 (FERA). For the purpose of ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Act, instructions to banks are issued in the form of notifications, circulars and circular letters. These instructions/circulars…

WB President calls on PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

F.P. Report WASHINGTON: Mr. David Malpass, President of the World Bank, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on 21st July 2019 at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington. The Prime Minister was assisted by Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister, Dr. Hafeez Shaikh, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to…

Mashreq posts Dh1.2 billion H1 net profit

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): Mashreq on Sunday posted Dh1.2 billion net profits for the first half of 2019, up 5.2 per cent compared to the same period last year. The bank reported a sharp decline in impairment allowances of 18.2 per cent, year on year. “Mashreq Bank has yet again posted a healthy net profit at the…

Sports

Pakistan Army, CAA record wins in football cup

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): Pakistan Army and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recorded victories against their respective rivals in the ongoing 28th PFF National Football Challenge Cup being played here at Tehmas Khan Football Stadium on Tuesday. Former national team skipper Gohar Zaman was the chief guest on this occasion and before the start of the matches the…

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Ehsan Mani appointed chair of ICC’s Financial Affairs Committee

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Mr Ehsan Mani has been appointed as Chairperson of the ICC’s Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA). The appointment was made by ICC Chairman Mr Shashank Manohar during last week’s ICC Annual Conference. The F&CA is one of the ICC’s most important committees, which assists the…

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Immense mismanagement in National Hockey C’ship

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has once again failed to provide facilities to the players when they reached Karachi to participate in National Hockey Championship. No electricity, no drinking water as players were forced to spend the whole night on the streets back to the Abdul Sattar Hockey Stadium, Karachi. According to a…

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Akhtar backs Haris, Babar as captain

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s former fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar believes that middle-order batsman Haris Sohail should be given the reigns of the Pakistan cricket team as captain. The pacer also suggested making prolific batsman Babar Azam the captain of the Test side. In a youtube video, Akhtar responded to a question about skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed by…

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2nd Chairman JCSC Open Tennis Tournament-2019

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

KARACHI (APP): The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is pleased to convey that the 2nd CJCSC National Ranking Tennis Championships-2019 concluded at the DHA Creek Club, Karachi. The event was organized by Pakistan Navy in collaboration with the PTF. Top ranked players from all over the country participated in the event. The Chairman, JCSC, General Zubair…

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charge in Las Vegas

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

LAS VEGAS (Agenices): Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will face no charges in Las Vegas in connection with a 10-year-old sexual assault allegation because the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors said on Monday. Ronaldo, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time and plays for…

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Fashion & Movies

Kabir Singh earns over $1 million in Australia

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh has already cemented its place in the list of top 10 highest-grossing Bollywood movies of all times. But seems like there is no stopping this film when it comes to breaking box-office records. After doing phenomenally well at the box-office in India, the film has…

Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Article 15’ earns Rs 60 crore so far

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Despite being in the third week of its release, Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Article 15’ has been going strong at the Box Office. The film has so far maintained good collections at the ticket window and stands with a net collection of over Rs 60 crore. And despite getting serious competition from Hrithik…

Anushka Sharma announces her next project

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Post the release of Aanand L Rai’s Zero last December, Anushka Sharma hasn’t signed any film. The actress had taken some time off to travel with her husband Virat Kohli as he is usually on tour because of the number of cricket matches he plays. And the couple was not getting enough…

Super 30 to join 100 crore club

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur’s Super 30 has impressed not just the critics but the audience too. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film is doing fairly well at the box-office. Super 30 hit the theatres last Friday and in just a week the film has earned over Rs 80 crore at the…

Shilpa Shetty all set to make a comeback on big screen

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shilpa Shetty is all set to make a comeback on the big screen after a gap of twelve years. The actress was last seen in Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby Deol starrer Apne (2007). Before jetting off on a holiday with family, Shilpa has green lit filmmaker Aziz Mirza’s son Haroon directorial debut…

Malaika Arora likely to replace Kareena Kapoor Khan as judge on her TV show

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: As KareenaKapoor Khan is busy shooting for her film Angrezi Medium in London, the actress is not able to give time to her television show back home. Last time, because of her packed schedules, it was her sister KarismaKapoor, who filled in for Bebo. Looks like this time it’s going to be…

Science & Technology

Instagram will now warn users of being banned

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app, Instagram is making various changes in its platform and the latest one they made is that the platform will now issue warnings to users who are in danger of having their accounts on Instagram banned. The website has added this change to address policy violations from the users.…

Google bans Chinese App developer from Play Store

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Google has removed around 60 apps developed by the Shanghai-based, U.S.-listed software firm CooTek from its Google Play store and banned the company from its Google AdMob advertising platform for allegedly engaging in malicious ad practices. CooTek, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and known for products like the…

Virgin Orbit to launch small satellites for UK’s RAF

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Virgin Orbit, the small satellite launch arm of Virgin Galactic, will provide launch capabilities for the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF). Virgin has been angling for government contracts recently and has managed to land a project called Artemis “to demonstrate the utility of small satellites and responsive launch to provide information to…

Get ready for improved, redesigned Twitter.com

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: With more social media platforms coming in business, all the social networks are now looking for innovative ways to change the user experience. Twitter, for several years, remained unchanged with only a few new features, polices and tools, here and there. However, this time, Twitter has opted for a major change with…

Russian CEO denies FaceApp faces privacy concerns

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US consumer protection body, to “look into the…

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…

Health

Alzheimer’s: Common gene explains why some drugs fail

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: New insights into a specific gene variant may help to explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work in certain people but may fail in others. The findings call for a more personalized approach to drug testing. An individual’s genotype may explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work and others fail, new research shows. Earlier…

Residents end boycott of anti-polio drive

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAKKI MARWAT: The residents of union council Takhtikhel ended boycott of anti-polio drive and expressed willingness over vaccination of their children. The announcement to this effect was made after administration officials held successful talks with area elders in Shah Tora Takhtikhel on Monday. Area people had boycotted the polio eradication campaign arguing that…

Memory loss in old age could lead to loss of hearing

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Hearing loss in older people is associated with restriction of outdoor activities, anxiety, and memory loss, finds new study Hearing loss is the world’s fourth-leading cause of years lived with disability. It may worsen an array of mental, physical, and social complications. As over 90% of hearing loss is age-related, its…

Air pollution might raise risk of death and heart diseases

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Studies have linked air pollution with the risk of developing a range of conditions, from neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s to diabetes and atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. What Is air pollution and how can it damage the heart? Air pollution refers to the release of…

1,700 killed by Ebolain DR Congo: Africa CDC

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk ADDIS ABABA: Over 1,700 people have died after contracting the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the African Center for Disease Prevention Control (Africa CDC) announced on Friday. “It is the second-largest outbreak of Ebola,” CDC Africa Director John Nkengasong told reporters at African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis…

Sri Lanka: Over 29,000 dengue cases reported in July

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: A total of 29,123 dengue cases and 58 dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country so far this year as of July 17th, the Epidemiology Unit said. According to the Govt. Information Department, the highest number of dengue cases, 6297 had been reported from the Colombo district while…

Travel

Turkish investor to revive tourism on Iran’s Kish Island

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: The interest of Turkish investors in Iran, whose economy is suffering from U.S. sanctions, is growing. Having already attracted Turkish investments in various subsectors of manufacturing, the country has also become an opportunity for Turkish tourism investments. The island of Kish, on Iran’s sunshine coast and a tourism heaven, is about to…

Italy ‘overtakes France in tourism stakes’

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Italy had more overnight stays by foreign nationals than tourist hotspot France, it’s been claimed. The country’s government tourist board said there were 216.5 million such stays in 2018 in Italy, compared with 140.7m in France. Spain, it added, was highest in Europe with 301 million. It said foreigners spent €41.7 billion…

Dominican Republic officials announce new safety measures to ease tourists fear

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Authorities in the Dominican Republic have announced new safety measures to ease tourists’ fears about traveling to the country. According to a report on CNN, the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism is making an effort to calm Americans’ fears with increased hotel inspections, more monitoring measures to medical facilities located within…

Govt in touch with reputed firms for promoting tourism in GB

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Assistant Director Tourism AstoreRahat Ali has said that the GilgitBaltistan is a best place for promotion of tourism as it possesses numerous potential tourism sites which if properly explored could generate handsome revenue for the GB Govt. The GB utilizing all its resources for the development of tourism in Gilgitbaltistan, said while…

Italy rail group incorporates development of tourism into its industrial plan

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: The Polo of Tourism of the Italian State Railways System FS Group dedicated itself to the development of tourism in Italy, as disclosed to the press in Rome. A presentation took place at the Roma Tiburtina, a second major railway station in the city, in the presence of Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister…

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…

Articles

OHCHR 2019 Report on Kashmir says it all, once again!

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Iqbal Khan Like the first one last year, Pakistan has also welcomed the second report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Jammu and Kashmir captioned “Update of the Situation of Human Rights in Indian-Administered Kashmir and Pakistan-Administered Kashmir from May 2018 to April 2019”. It calls for fully respecting…

The US’s ‘S-400’ dilemma!

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Turkey’s decision to purchase S-400 missiles from Russia in order to strengthen its air defense has turned into a thorn in the side of anti-Turkey powers. These powers are pressuring Trump to designate Turkey as an “adversary.” In addition to removing Turkey from the new generation F-35 production programs, they are also pushing…

Will migrant children in the US watch Toy Story?

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

Hamid Dabashi Parents across the United States these days have been taking their children to see the newest US animation blockbuster Toy Story. Schools have ended and long summer days require entertainment for children anywhere around the world. But soon after watching Toy Story, these same families return home to switch on the TV and…

Anxiety in India over Afghan peace process

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2019

Iftikhar Gilani As major powers move toward finalizing a deal in Afghanistan, anxiety looms large in India over the fate of its $3 billion worth of investments and clout in the war-torn country. In the first annual budget of his second tenure presented in parliament earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi allocated 4 billion…

Greek economic renaissance could benefit Arab world

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Afshin Molavi Shortly before the recent Greek election, the gifted orator and then-prime minister, Alexei Tsipras, delivered a rousing speech to a cheering throng of supporters, at one point declaring that his main opponent could not achieve what Tsipras was experiencing at that moment: an adoring crowd. “They can’t have a rally like this one,”…

Sarrazin and German Social Democrats’ stance on Islamophobia

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Farid Hafez It is the third attempt by the Social Democrats to exclude ThiloSarrazin from their party on allegations of racism. A chance for the Social Democrats to sharpen their profile? Sarrazin was leading as a bestselling author in Germany for a whole 21 months throughout the years 2010 and 2011.  There is no comparable…

Editorial

Testing failed recipe

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

As if the present PTI government in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has not learned lesson from the fiasco of setting up technical university on the Botanical Garden of University of Peshawar at Azakel near Nowshera. That inherently unsound but made grandiose technical education promotion project with public relations exercise was the brain child of former Chief Minister…

Emphasising democratic norms

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2019

Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qisar, while taking to reporters urged the leadership of opposition political parties to accept each other mandate to smoothly carry forward the journey of democracy. He deplored the hostile attitude of the opposition parties towards the PTI government and cautioned if the negative tendency of intolerance continues then every election in…

DI Khan attacks

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

It has now become a peculiar pattern of attacks by the banned organisations to specifically target police, personnel of security forces and other law enforcing agencies in the two frontline provinces of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Baluchistan that have common border with Afghanistan. In both the provinces a large number of high ranking officers and officials…

Another milestone

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2019

The first ever historic polling for election of 16 seats of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Assembly was conducted in a peaceful and transparent manner in the seven tribal districts and former frontier regions. Seven independent candidates, five from PTI, two from JUI (F) and one each from ANP and JI made it to the provincial legislature. It…

Greylisting versus IMF programme

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2019

One of the major conditions attached to $ 6 billion loan programme of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the implementation of 27 points action plan of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to get off Pakistan from the greylist by September this year. Speaking at a policy symposium at Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Resident…

Self reliance in defense production

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2019

Addressing two day National Seminar on “Defense Production, Security through Self Reliance”, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa underscored the need for closer and active public-private partnership to make the defense goods manufacturing industry vibrant, self reliant and self sustained. The COAS vividly highlighted the rationale and inevitability of induction and indegenisation 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…