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NAB raids Shehbaz Sharif’s house in Lahore to arrest Hamza

By The Frontier Post | April 5, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has raided the house of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif to arrest his son Hamza Shehbaz, on Friday. Former minister and senior leader of PML-N Marryium Aurangzeb has confirmed the news that a seven to eight- member NAB team  carried out the raid at Shehbaz Sharif’s…

US rejects India’s claim of shooting down Pakistani F-16 jet

By The Frontier Post | April 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US defense officials have rejected the India’s claim that it shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet in an aerial dogfight between the two neighboring countries in February. According to details, two senior US defense officials with direct knowledge of the situation told Foreign Policy magazine that US personnel recently counted Pakistan’s…

PM Imran Khan to address rally in Khyber district today

By The Frontier Post | April 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a public gathering at Jamrud tehsil of Khyber tribal district on Friday today (Friday). According to details, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, federal and provincial ministers will also accompany the Prime Minister during the visit. Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to announce a…

‘Unprecedented’ crackdown launched against banned outfits: Afridi

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi said on Thursday that the federal and provincial governments had launched an unprecedented crackdown on banned outfits and all political stakeholders were on board on the issue. “The decision to take action against proscribed organisations is our own. It was adopted under the National…

Army Chief calls on PM Khan, discusses security-related matters

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM Office on Thursday. According to a statement released by PM House, the Army Chief discussed important security-related matters with PM Khan during the meeting. On April 2, Corps Commanders’ conference had expressed its resolve to…

‘Govt lodging cases against me to repel 18th Amendment’: Zardari

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2019

F.P. Report GARHI KHUDA BAKSH: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said that the government was lodging cases against him to abolish the 18th Amendment. Addressing a ceremony in connection with PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s 40th death anniversary at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, Asif Ali Zardari termed Bhutto’s execution ‘judicial murder’…

Global

Russian, North Korean leaders to meet tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday, a Kremlin official announced on Tuesday. The first-ever meeting of two leaders will take place in the Russian port city of Vladivostok, Putin’s aide Yury Ushakov told reporters in the capital Moscow. “The program of negotiations is typical, it…

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UK: ‘New IRA’ admits killing journalist Lyra McKee

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LONDON (AA): Dissident republican group the New IRA has claimed responsibility for the killing last week of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland. In a statement issued early Tuesday to The Irish News, the group admitted that its activists killed the 29-year-old reporter, according to local media reports. “In the course of attacking the enemy,…

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British think tank reportedly offered to spy on right-wing Swedish politicians

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LONDON (Sputnik): Not only has the Institute for Strategic Dialogue smeared a senior Sweden Democrat as a “far-right extremist”, it also offered the Swedish authorities its help in gathering data on him and his associates abroad through “investigative work”. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a British think tank which had previously called for financial…

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Zelenskiy faces battles with Ukraine’s hostile parliament

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

KIEV (Reuters): Before Ukraine’s new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was even elected, an opposition leader was plotting to curb his powers and make it easier for him to be impeached. Andriy Sadovyi, head of the Samopomich party, the second largest opposition group in parliament, announced two days before the vote he was garnering support for a…

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Pilots groundbreaking malaria vaccine

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LILONGWE (AFP): Malawi on Tuesday launched the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark programme to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands, mostly children, across Africa and around the world each year. After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled…

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Sri Lanka attacks bring together Muslims, Christians

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

COLOMBO (AA): Muslim parliamentarians and members of a Muslim group in Sri Lanka have paid a condolence visit to the Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, following the terror attacks in the country that claimed 310 lives. According to a press release issued by Mufti M.I.M Rizwe, President of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, Ranjith said preserving peace…

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Pakistan

Railways issues Rs 142 mln concessional tickets: Minister

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Tuesday said Pakistan Railways has provided around Rs 142 million per year concessional tickets in different heads across the country under the pro-poor initiatives. During meeting with Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Dr. Sania Nishtar here, he said Pakistan Railways has provided 50 percent concessional…

Economic revival topmost priority of govt: President

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi Tuesday said revival of country’s economy was the topmost priority of the present government. He was talking to a delegation of businessmen, called on him in Karachi, a press release issued by media office of the presidency said. He said the government was striving hard in that regard…

Man axed three of family members in Bakhshali

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: A man allegedly axed to death three members of his family including his father, wife and daughter citing poverty as the reason in the area of Dubai Ada of Bashkhali village here on Tuesday. The relevant officials of Chora Police Station has arrested the alleged killers when he was trying to fled…

Peshawar incident affect anti-polio drive in Landi Kotal

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Scores of frightened parents in Khyber district on Tuesday refused to feed polio vaccine to their children, following the Peshawar incident. It is to be mentioned here that last day approximately 1000 children of two private schools of Mashu Khel, Badhber, the suburb areas of Peshawar had got ill after allegedly…

Swat Expressway inauguration before Eid

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: Minister for Communication and Works KP Akbar Ayub Khan said that the Swat Motorway will be inaugurated before Eid and it will be the Eid gift to the public from PTI government. He said that completion of this mega project public wil benefit the people with travelling facilities besides promoting tourism and…

Photographs & historic documents of freedom movement displayed at PAF

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

F.P. Report Islamabad: To acquaint the youth of our country with the epoch making freedom movement of the Muslims of subcontinent, an exhibition of historic documents and rare photographs of Quaid-e-Azam  and  eminent leaders of  All India Muslim League has been arranged at PAF Complex, Islamabad. Begum Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, President Pakistan…

Afghanistan

FM meets ICRC head of team for Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met Head of the ICRC Delegation in Afghanistan Mr. Schaerer Juan-Pedro. Based on information of MoFA press office, during the meeting, Mr. Schaerer talked about Red Cross’ challenges and activities in Afghanistan and explained the organization’s commitments for Afghanistan. Having appreciated the activities of Red Cross in…

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Nimroz Customhouse opens for 24 hours

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): The Finance Ministry delegation headed by Ahmad Reshad Popal, general director of customs, travelled to Nimroz province, to implement the president’s order for providing 24 hour border customs services. According to the information of finance ministry press office, in this trip the delegation met separately officials of customs, national traders and custom dealers.…

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Council of Ministers meeting discusses issues on agenda

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Chaired by the country’s Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers discussed various issues on agenda, a statement from his office said Monday. Attack on the Telecommunication Ministry, rescuing up to 3,000 civil servants, joint Afghan Defense Ministry and the Resolute Support Mission operations that killed 553…

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4 militants killed in US airstrike in Paktia

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US forces conducted an airstrike targeting a Humvee armoured personnel carrier packed with explosives in south-eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said Monday that the airstrike was carried out on Friday in the vicinity of Zurmat district. The statement further added…

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Final results of elections announced for Kandahar

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan has announced the final results of parliamentary elections for southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. According to a statement released by Independent Election Commission, eight men and three have been elected as members of the parliament by obtaining most votes during the elections last year. The statement…

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Afghan athlete wins silver

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: An Afghan athlete based in Finland Sayed Anil Hussaini has won a silver medal in 2019 Classic National Fitness Championship. Hussaini is due to travel to Spain on first of May to participate in another international fitness competition. Following his victory in Finland’s Classic National Fitness Championship, Hussaini said he was proud…

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Business

EU: Governments’ debt reaches $14.6T in 2018

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): The government debt rose by more than 1% to reach €12.7 trillion ($14.3 trillion) year-on-year in 2018 in the EU28, the bloc’s statistic authority announced on Tuesday. The highest amount of government debts were posted by Italy and France with €2.3 trillion ($2.6 trillion) each, according to Eurostat data. The U.K., Germany and…

Zong 4G partners with PTCL for Network Expansion in Remote areas of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Zong 4G have entered into a strategic partnership for network expansion in remote and far-flung areas of Pakistan. The collaboration will ensure provision of VSAT services by PTCL to further support and expand the network coverage across the country. The agreement was signed by Saad Muzaffar…

Asian markets cautious ahead of major corporate earnings

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

HONG KONG (AFP/APP): Stocks were generally lower in Asian trade on Tuesday as investors move cautiously ahead of a deluge of corporate results later in the week. Tokyo stocks were trading down with profit-taking before 10 days of holidays in Japan weighing on the market. With many markets opening after an extended Easter break, Hong…

Unilever and Telenor partner to enhance digital inclusion in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Unilever has joined hands with Telenor Pakistan to enable digital and financial inclusion in Pakistan through mainstream access to  digitalized retail services, digital financial solutions, digital products and skill enhancement across Pakistan. Through this collaboration, both companies will integrate their expertise in the telecom and consumer goods industries to build a digitally…

POL import bill up 3.81% to $10.6b

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The overall imports of petroleum group witnessed 3.81 percent increase during the first three quarters of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of the last year. During the period under review, the total imports of petroleum group stood at $10.614 billion against imports of US $ 10.224 billion…

Boutique Icona opened in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Boutique Icona of another beautiful costumes on Zamza Street Cliffton was inaugurated. The National Assembly of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Aftab Siddiqui was chief guest of the function. Aftab Siddiqui said that the iconic boutique fashion industry is a huge boost, the fashion industry is developing … Aftab Siddiqui said that Imran Khan does…

Sports

Hamilton is now on a par with Senna: Berger

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Gerhard Berger has always rated former teammate Ayrton Senna in a league of his own but he says Lewis Hamilton now ranks alongside the late Brazilian Formula One champion in his estimation. Speaking ahead of the 25th anniversary of Senna’s death at Imola on May 1, Berger told reporters his friend still led…

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Halep pulls out of WTA tournament

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Stuttgart (Agencies): World number two Simona Halep has pulled out of this week’s WTA tournament in Stuttgart with a hip injury. Halep was scheduled to play her first match on Wednesday as part of a star-studded line-up which includes world number one Naomi Osaka and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber. However, the Romanian, who missed…

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Muhammad Asif wins Punjab Open snooker title

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Former international Champion, Muhammad Asif has won the Punjab Open Snooker Championship title. Asif defeated national junior champion, Ali Haider in the final round. Muhammad Sajjad won the high east break. According to the details, Punjab Open Snooker Championship ended with Muhammad Asif’s win. Over 128 players from across the province attended…

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Sterling wants harsher punishment to racism

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Clubs should be slapped with automatic nine-point deductions and ordered to play three games behind closed doors if their supporters indulge in racist behaviour, Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has said. Football authorities must adopt radical changes to tackle the menace, Sterling said, after signing a manifesto that calls for consistent…

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Uzbekistan rugby team to arrive on Apr 27

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Uzbekistan 15 side Rugby team will reach here on April 27 for playing matches of the Asian Rugby Championship Div III-C 2019. Chairman Pakistan Rugby Union Fawzi Khawaja told APP here on Tuesday that Uzbek Rugby team will play two 15 side test matches in Pakistan. “Asian Rugby on the request of…

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Amateur knocks O’Sullivan out of World Championship

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Sheffield (Agencies): Snooker great Ronnie O’Sullivan suffered a stunning defeat when he was beaten by amateur James Cahill in the first round of the World Championship on Tuesday. In one of the biggest upsets in snooker history, Cahill beat five-time world champion O’Sullivan 10-8 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Not since 2003 had O’Sullivan…

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Fashion & Movies

Fatima Sana Shaikh bags next film with Saif Ali Khan

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Young actress Fatima Sana Shaikh, who began her career with superstar Aamir Khan, has managed to bag her next with Saif Ali Khan. The actress feels proud to have an opportunity to star  against  khans as  they are on her wish list.   Fatima will now be seen opposite Saif in Bhoot Police…

Shahrukh Khan turns rapper to urge the people of India to cast vote

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has now turned into a rapper for a very worthy cause. In the latest video posted on his Twitter, King Khan is seeing flaunting some cool rap skills to convince people of India to vote in the general elections. Composed by Tanishk Bagchi and written by Abby…

King Khan loves Salman’s Bharat trailer

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani are ready to make the audience cheer aloud in cinema halls as their next film Bharat looks like a total entertainer. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film is based on the Korean film Ode to My Father. Bharat revolves around the story of a…

Andhadhun earns over Rs 300 crore in China

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: After winning hearts in India, now Sriram Raghavan’s thriller Andhadhun is creating history in China. Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte have given stellar performances in the film and thus the film has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark at the box-office in China. Andhadhun, which was released in China earlier this…

Akshay Kumar to do a horror comedy ‘Kanchana’

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Horror comedies are gradually becoming the newest trick of the trade. While we’ve seen films like Bhool Bhulaiya and Chamatkar in the past, after Stree’s success last year, more and more filmmakers are venturing into the genre. Coming up next, Akshay Kumar will be seen in the Hindi remake of Raghav Lawrence’s…

Vicky Kaushal gets injured while shooting for his next film

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vicky Kaushal is in high demand in Bollywood currently. The actor kick-started the year with a blockbuster in the name of Uri:The Surgical Strike and he has now moved on to shooting for his next project. Vicky has been shooting in Alang, Gujarat since the past few days where the world’s largest…

Science & Technology

First tremor detected on Red Planet

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth´s neighbour. A dome-shaped probe known as SEIS landed on the surface of Mars in December after hitching a ride on NASA´s InSight spacecraft. Its instruments…

Huawei announces smartphone shipment for Q1 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, achieved a milestone with its 2018 smartphone shipments. Huawei and Honor smartphone shipments reached 206 million units, ranking third in the world and close to Apple. At the Shanghai AWE 2019 conference held recently, Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, said that in 2019, Huawei and Honor smartphone…

UBL leads Digital Revolution in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: As part of the Bank’s Digital Agenda, UBL was the Title Sponsor of the 12th International Mobile Commerce Conference, held in Karachi. This half-day conference focused on Digital Transformation and how financial institutions like banks are using digital technology as enabler of digital commerce. Leading local and international experts from banks and…

Samsung delays launch of its new foldable phone after reports of defects

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: Samsung Electronics has delayed its media events to launch its new foldable phone in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which were planned for this week, after defective samples of the Galaxy Fold were reported last week. Samsung said the events were postponed but gave no reasons for the delay and added it had…

Whatsapp new feature to restrict users from taking screen shots

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Whatsapp is reportedly testing a new feature that would restrict users to take screen shot of the chats if they enable authentication feature in the app. According to Wabetainfo, the world’s biggest messaging app is working to introduce the new feature and may roll out it soon. In order to stop others…

Facebook bans far-right UK figures, groups

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Social media giant Facebook has permanently banned various far-right groups and individuals, the company said on Thursday. The banned groups include the xenophobic and Islamophobic British National Party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL), and Britain First. “Individuals and organisations who spread hate, or attack or call for the exclusion of others…

Health

Peshawar incident affect anti-polio drive in Landi Kotal

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Scores of frightened parents in Khyber district on Tuesday refused to feed polio vaccine to their children, following the Peshawar incident. It is to be mentioned here that last day approximately 1000 children of two private schools of Mashu Khel, Badhber, the suburb areas of Peshawar had got ill after allegedly…

Pilots groundbreaking malaria vaccine

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LILONGWE (AFP): Malawi on Tuesday launched the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark programme to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands, mostly children, across Africa and around the world each year. After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled…

Obesity can impair learning, memory: study

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, a study has found, Business Standard reports. Chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our brain can let factors from the blood enter the brain and affect…

Anti-polio drive begins today across Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Coordinator of Polio Eradication Program Dr. Rana Safdar, has said that a countrywide anti-polio drops campaign to started across country including Azad and Gilgit Baltistan today (Monday). He claimed that the anti-polio drive will target 39 million children across country. He urged the people to cooperate with polio teams to administer…

Doctors successfully stitch hole in child’s heart without surgery through hybrid angiography

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Doctors has successfully stitched hole in the heart of the five-year-old girl without performing surgery on it, through hybrid angiography on Friday in Children Hospital Lahore. According to reports, Dr Masood Sadiq and his team had completed the operation without performing surgery. A hybrid lab has been established at the Children Hospital…

Ebola death toll in Congo rises to 777

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

DAKAR (AA): The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 777 since the start of an outbreak in late July last year, the country’s Health Ministry said on Friday. The outbreak of the Ebola, named after the Ebola River, which emerged for the first time in the world…

Travel

Sri Lankan travel industry faces uncertainty after terror attack

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Tourists are scrambling to flee Sri Lanka and cancelling holidays after a string of deadly suicide blasts that have sparked concerns the lucrative tourism industry could be sent into a tailspin. The attacks on hotels and churches came as Sri Lanka was emerging as a leading tourist hot-spot, named the world’s top…

Extended Ramadan holiday could boost the Turkish tourism industry

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Local hoteliers and tourism associations have welcomed the Turkish government’s decision to extend the Ramadan holiday in early June to nine days, saying this could prove a boon to the industry and generate an additional 3 billion Turkish Lira income for the sector. The Ramadan holiday was initially scheduled for June 3…

Tunisia tourism sector makes flying start to 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Tunisia wooed more tourists in the first quarter of this year, which saw a 17.4 percent increase in arrivals compared to the same period in 2018, according to Tunisian Ministry of Tourism data quoted by Asharq Al-Awsat. The tourism sector saw an influx of up to 787.8 million dinars ($262.6 million) of…

EU-China Tourism Year boosts tourism sector in Europe

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: While the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 (ECTY 2018) has officially come to an end, the success of the initiative continues to be felt, with growing numbers of Chinese tourists putting European destinations at the top of their tourism agendas throughout 2018 and beyond. Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and…

The 7 most fascinating mosques in China

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has an ambiguous stance in regards to institutionalized faith. On the one hand, the People’s Republic recognizes five religions — Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism — and protects freedom of religious belief under its constitution, but on the other, the Council on Foreign Relations reports that “China is home to…

Solid measures afoot for promotion of tourism in scenic Gilgit Baltistan

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Minister for Tourism Gilgit Baltistan Fida Khan said Thursday the government was taking concrete steps to promote tourism. While talking to media persons, the GB minister said Gilgit Baltistan region was endowed with tremendous natural beauty and the tourism department was utilizing all its available resources to explore tourism spots and attract…

Articles

US trade war with China and its implications

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Fahrettin Sumer Western countries learned their lesson about the harms caused by trade wars during the Great Depression of 1929-1933. After World War II, the US and its allies wanted to create the International Trade Organization (ITO) for liberalizing trade, but the US Congress failed to ratify the founding treaty. Following that failure, the same…

Self-destruct approaches to Afghan peace

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Iqbal Khan Much hyped expectation for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghan conflict has suffered yet another major setback. Trumped up intra-Afghan conference between the Taliban and Afghan government officials has been deferred without specifying the next date. This Doha meeting was not a part of ongoing direct talks between the Taliban and…

Mueller left a strong hint on obstruction

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Cass R. Sunstein In coming to terms with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, we should adopt a principle of neutrality and put entirely to one side our enthusiasm, or our lack of it, for President Donald Trump. It is also essential to emphasize that the report, running to two volumes and some 448 pages, will…

America Can’t Solve Afghanistan’s Corruption Problems

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Jerrod A. Laber On Monday, April 8, three U.S. soldiers and one contractor were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of U.S. personnel killed there in 2019 to seven. For advocates of foreign policy restraint, every new American death represents the moral imperative for U.S. withdrawal from the region. To…

The ‘strong man’ option is destabilizing Libya

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Talha Kose Libya’s civil war has devastated the country for the last five years and is escalating again with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s recent march to western Libya. The resource-rich country is the focus of both regional countries and European powers. The U.N.-recognized unity government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the militia loyal to…

Arab Spring 2.0

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Hilal Kaplan Libya, Algeria and Sudan. All three are located on the African continent, self-proclaimed Arab countries with Muslims being the majority in each population. Libya has yet to recover from the process that started with the notorious NATO bombardment. Crowds, away from their human feelings, who celebrated the lynching of Moammar Gadhafi are now…

Editorial

Rationale of centralized education

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

A deliberate but discrete policy decision was taken by the elected government in 1973to degenerate the quality of education from elementary to secondary level. Carrying on system of promotion of students irrespective of their scores in annual examinations was implemented. Pass secondary school certificates used to be issue by the schools and Boards of Intermediate…

Prime Minister’s Iran visit

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Prime Minister Imran in his visit of Iran met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and discussed the matters of cross border terrorism, bilateral trade and prospect of completion of Pakistan-Iran gas pipl.ine. The visit took place in the aftermath of Ormara terror attack, the responsibility of which has been accepted by an alliance of Baloch terrorist…

Actions versus promises

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Giving a brief about the core points of the Prime Minister address to a meeting at Banigala, Special  Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Asiq Awan said that new team of cabinet has been tasked to control high prices spiral. About the rational of changing the finance minister, she clarified the former minster was not…

Reaction to cabinet reshuffle

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

In parliamentary form of government cabinet reshuffles or resignations of high profile ministers on differences with party leadership on political issues are regarded as routine matters. In the mother of democracies the UK sometimes major reshuffle have occurred in the governments of both political parties. But in Pakistan the opposition parties have overreacted to minor…

Crisis in agriculture

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Whereas the agriculture sector plunged into crisis some 30 years ago, it reached to crescendo when Agriculture Ministry was devolved to provinces under 18th Amendment as the provinces slashed its budget by 60 percent despite the transfer 57 percent resources from center to the federating units under 7th National Finance Commission Award. The financial resources…

Wave of terrorist attacks

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

The memories of extreme grief and outrage were still fresh in the minds of people about the Hazargangi Quetta vegetable market attack that another soul searing and blood curdling incident of terrorism occurred in the restive province of Baluchistan. Two dozens unidentified assailants, who were wearing clothes that resembled FC uniform, picked out 16 people…

Letters to Editor

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…

TF and Pakistan’s economic quagmire

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Financial Action Task Force is a global body which aims at combating money laundering and terrorists financing. FATF grey list comprises of the countries which lacks in implementing strategic policies against terrorist financing. Pakistan was also grey listed from 2012 to 2015. But later due to efforts and policies, Pakistan was removed from the grey…