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Pakistan conveys schedule for 2nd meeting on Kartarpur Corridor to India

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan has conveyed to India that the second meeting to discuss the draft agreement for finalising the modalities of Kartarpur Corridor and related technical issues will be held on July 14 at Wagah crossing. New Delhi was also requested to convey the composition of its delegation for the same, said a statement…

With cars being taxed, ‘seems like there’s a razor in monkey’s hands’: Zardari

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday criticised the federal government, saying “now that they are taxing cars, it seems like there’s a razor in the monkey’s hands”. Speaking to media personnel in an informal manner outside the accountability court post-hearing, Zardari, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson termed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz…

Federal Cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2019, Senior Citizen Bill

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet, which met in Islamabad today with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, formally approved Hajj Policy 2019. This was stated by Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, flanked with Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, in a media…

Major crackdown to be started against benami property holders: Firdous

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Media and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan has hinted to start a major crackdown against the benami property holders. While taking to the twitter on Tuesday, Firdous Awan tweeted that a political family of Sindh and their undeclared property would now be taken action against…

NAB summons PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal in Sports City Project case

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former federal minister Ahsan Iqbal for investigating him on Wednesday in his alleged involvement in misappropriation of government funds in the Narowal Sports City Complex. According to the NAB Rawalpindi notification, the anti-corruption watchdog has ordered the senior leader Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to appear…

Court to indict former premier Gilani in corruption case today

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability court to indict former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and other accused on in a case pertaining to the alleged illegal award of government advertisement contracts, Tuesday (today). Accountability Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik directed all the accused, including the PPP leader, to ensure their presence on the next hearing…

Global

Iran says its seizure of British ship a ‘reciprocal’ move

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP): Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto the vessel in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.…

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Saudi Arabia has decided to host US troops: Saudi defence ministry

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi Arabia has decided to host US troops in a joint move with Washington to boost regional security, the kingdom´s defence ministry said, as tensions soar in the Gulf. “Based on mutual cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, and their desire to enhance everything that could preserve the security…

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India grounds pilot for sending hijack alert by mistake

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

NEW DELHI (AFP): India has suspended a pilot for accidentally sending a hijack alert to air traffic control during a domestic flight last month, the aviation authority said. The AirAsia India plane, flying from the capital New Delhi to Srinagar, suffered a stalled engine and the captain told first officer Ravi Raj to send an…

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Thousands in pro-police rally as Hong Kong braces for another mass protest

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

HONG KONG (Reuters): Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between police and activists and plunged the city into crisis. The rally, called “Safeguard Hong Kong”, comes a day…

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Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz; denies Trump’s claim on drone downing

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Friday it seized a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, setting up another potential showdown with the West and displaying Tehran’s increasingly bold military moves in the strategic waterway. The statement on Iranian state television gave no further details of the interdiction of the Stena Impero. But…

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Judge asked to deliver Babri mosque verdict in nine months

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered a state government to extend the tenure for six months of the special judge hearing a case pertaining to 1992 Babri Mosque demolition, local media reported. According to Press Trust of India, a local news agency, the apex court directed the special judge of Central…

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Pakistan

Maryam rejects possibility of deal for Nawaz’s clemency

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday rejected the possibility of a deal with certain quarters for party chief’s clemency. “We are not in contact with anyone and Nawaz would not have been in jail if we were open for a deal,” Maryam said in a brief discussion with journalists.…

PM Imran’s US visit possesses great importance: Humayun Akhtar Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Humayun Akhtar Khan, on Saturday highlighted that the recent visit of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to United States (US) is having significant important. “Islamabad desires strong ties with all world powers on basis of equality and balance, however, national interest will be prioritised at any…

PM Imran Involving national institutions into politics: Ahsan Iqbal

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Ahsan Iqbal said Prime Minister Imran Khan was involving national institutions into the politics after his administration failed. Talking to media after the meeting of central executive committee of the party, he said the party condemns the arrest of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.…

10-year-old Pakistani girl sets world record by scaling Spantik peak

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A 10-year-old Pakistani girl, Selena Khawaja has set world record by scaling 7,027-metre-high Spantik peak. She has become the youngest person in the world who climbed 7,027-metre-high Spantik peak, known as the Golden Peak. The mountain is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Nagar Valley in the Karakoram sub-range. In her message to the nation,…

FIA raids video scandal suspect’s Multan residences

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) carried out raids at the two Multan residences of Mian Tariq, one of the key suspects in a video scandal case involving judge Arshad Malik. Sources relayed FIA teams raided Mian Tariq’s two residences in different areas of Multan and seized USBs, CDs, cheque books and other…

Still a lot is left to be done under accountability: Sheikh Rashid

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday said still a lot is left to be done under the process of accountability. The federal minister held a presser in Lahore and said that he asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to recover the looted money from all culprits. “JUI (F) Chief Maulana…

Afghanistan

Four members of Afghan orchestra missing in Slovakia

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Police in Slovakia are searching for four members of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra who went missing from their hotel after performing at a local festival, the AFP says in a report. Zohra, an ensemble of 35 teenagers and young women musicians played a concert on Saturday at a festival in the western…

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Farmers to produce 10% more grapes this year

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk HELMAND: Farmers in Helmand are expected to produce 89,000 tons of grapes this year as the harvest season begins in the southern province. Last year, the farmers produced almost 81,000 tons of grapes, the provincial head of Agriculture Directorate, Zalmay Aloko said.  He said the grapes are sent to Kabul and a number…

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10 killed, 86 wounded in Taliban attack

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: A coordinated attack by Taliban militants claimed the lives of at least 10 people in Kandahar city. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the militants launched the attack. The statement further added that a group of 7 militants stormed the Kandahar Police Headquarters after launching the attack. Furthermore, the…

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Clinics reopening days after Taliban forced closure

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A Swedish charity running health facilities in central Afghanistan has said that staff at its centres offering 24-hour services have begun returning to work, almost a week after the Taliban forced the closure of dozens of the organisation’s clinics. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) said on Wednesday that 42 out of…

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Afghan forces conduct operations

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan forces conducted 104 Joint and Special Operations against the militant groups. The MoD said the security forces conducted 11 joint and 93 special operations to suppress the militant groups. Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted 15 airstrikes to support the ground forces during the operations. The statement further added that…

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Taliban target civilian houses

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KAPISA: The Taliban militants targeted the civilian houses with grenade launcher in Kapisa province of Afghanistan wounding at least two civilians on Friday. The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the militants carried out the attack in Nejrab district of Afghanistan late night. The statement further added that the grenades landed on…

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Business

BMW picks insider Zipse as CEO to catch up with rivals

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk FRANKFURT: BMW (BMWG.DE) has named Oliver Zipse as its new CEO, continuing the German carmaker’s tradition of promoting production chiefs to the top job even as the auto industry expands into new areas such as technology and services. Hailing Zipse’s “decisive” leadership style, BMW hopes the 55-year-old can help the company regain its…

Asian markets rally on fresh hopes for steep Fed rate cut

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian markets rallied Friday as comments from a top Federal Reserve official were pounced on by investors as indicating the central bank will unveil a deep interest rate cut at the end of the month. John Williams, the influential vice chairman of the Fed’s policy-setting board, said in a speech that…

Fertilizer industry lends support to govt and farmers

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The fertilizer industry has voluntarily held back the impact of recent gas price increase, to prevent backlash of recent gas price hike from farmers. This was agreed on request of Advisor Industries, Razzaq Dawood. The Advisor has assured the industry about settlement of GIDC effective 01 July to mitigate the loss to…

P&G announces export of Safeguard Soap to Europe

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Safeguard, a renowned P&G brand and one of Pakistan’s leading anti-bacterial soaps, is now being exported to over 20 European countries from Pakistan. Safeguard takes pride in being 100% locally manufactured to serve the Pakistani market whilst maintaining high quality global standards. The export of Safeguard from Pakistan is estimated to contribute…

Standard Chartered wins big at annual Islamic Finance Awards

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Standard Chartered Saadiq, the Bank’s Islamic Banking arm, has received 21 awards at the 2019 Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards. The Bank was recognised for its sukuk and investment advisory skills, in addition to its innovative products and services offered in the Islamic Finance space. This recognition highlights the Bank’s innovative…

Trump’s tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ELKHART: Carrie Gray points to a stack of unwelcome mail on a conference table at the offices of Renegade RV, one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of high-end recreational vehicles. She’s buried in bad news from most of her about 350 suppliers. “We got letters from 75 percent of them demanding tariff-related price…

Sports

Man Utd’s Lukaku not fit to face suitors Inter Milan

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Romelu Lukaku was not fit to play against Inter Milan in Singapore on Saturday, as the Italian side reiterated their desire to lure the striker to Serie A. Speaking to media on Friday ahead of the match at Singapore’s National Stadium in the International Champions Cup,…

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Brett Lee hails legendary Wasim Akram

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

SYDNEY (Agencies): Former Australia pacer Brett Lee hailed the brilliance of Pakistan legend Wasim Akram, while recounting his interaction with former fast-bowler. In an interview Lee remembered how Akram, while coaching the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team, bamboozled the legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis during a net session at the age of 43. “He…

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Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year award – report

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

WELLINGTON (Agencies): After ripping the heart out of New Zealand’s bleary-eyed cricket fans on Sunday with a man-of-the-match performance in the Cricket World Cup final, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has now been nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award. The 28-year-old Stokes was born in New Zealand but grew up in England when…

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Sana Mir inducted in ICC Women’s Committee

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan women’s cricket star Sana Mir has been included in the ICC Women’s Committee as one of the three current player representatives. Former England player Clare Connor has been retained as the Chair of the ICC Women’s Committee, which also includes PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan as one of the Full Member representatives.…

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Sara, Meheq move in Tennis finals

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Sara Mansoor and Meheq Khokar on Friday moved in the finals of the 2nd Chairman JSCS Open Tennis Championships at DA Creek Club, Karachi. In Ladies Singles semifinals, Sara Mansoor beat Hania Navaid by 6-1, 6-2 while Meheq Khokar beat Syeda Eraj Batool by 6-0, 6-1, said a press release issued here. Boys…

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Shoaib wants PCB to utilize services of Yousaf, Younis

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar wants Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to utilize the services of Mohammad Yousaf and Younis Khan as to compete with modern day cricket. Shoaib, who is widely known as the Rawalpindi Express, said most of the senior players from Pakistan or India, whom I have worked with did not know…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

Charges dropped in US sex assault case against Hollywood star

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Prosecutors dropped sexual assault proceedings against Kevin Spacey on Wednesday after the case against the Hollywood star collapsed over his alleged victim’s refusal to testify. William Little had accused the 59-year-old Oscar winner of groping him in a bar on the upscale resort island of Nantucket in July 2016. But Massachusetts prosecutors…

Chris Hemsworth to be seen as Thor in next movie

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Good news is awaiting Marvel fans as one of their favourite superheroes, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, is all set to return in the upcoming film, tentatively titled Thor 4. We all remember the last time when Thor was seen in the uber-successful blockbuster Avengers: Endgame. According to latest reports, Marvel Studios are officially…

Makers announce postponement of Prabhas-Shraddha starrer Saaho

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: One of the most anticipated films, Prabhas and ShraddhaKapoor’sSaaho, is being talked about ever since it was announced. While the trailer and songs of the film have already received a lot of love from the audience, leaving them more excited for the film, fans might have to wait a little longer for…

Pooja Batra, Nawab Shah tie the knot

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Pooja, who is known for her roles in the nineties hits such as HaseenaMaanJaayegi, Nayak and Virasat, took to her Instagram stories, where she shared a photograph of her wedding with Nawab. The former Miss India International also shared a photograph and captioned it, “With friends like Family at the… Thank…

Science & Technology

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…

India cancels Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

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

Facebook’s Libra currency under fire

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

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

Health

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…

Too much sugar in baby foods, warns UN

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new guidelines on Monday to improve infant diets. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500 stores in Austria, Bulgaria, Israel and Hungary between November 2017 and…

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

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

Gut Bacteria could trigger high blood pressure: Scientists

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

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

Travel

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…

Northern Ireland tourism shaped by decades of change

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

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

Cuba revises down tourism target after US cruise ban

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

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

Articles

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…

The extent of Iran’s deep state within Iraq

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq Iraq has always played a defining role in the destiny of the Middle East, but its sovereignty is being threatened by its all-powerful neighbour and the US. With such a storied and fabled history, Iraq has long been viewed as a land that possesses inherent worth and value. Whether that value was utilised…

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

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

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

The paralyzed & derailed economy of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

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

The best defence against Polio

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

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

Editorial

Piecemeal release of funds

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has decided to release 25 percent funds to the line departments in the first quarter of current fiscal year for the implementation of development schemes. Previously 50 percent funds used to be released in the first quarter of each fiscal year. This year the release of more funds will be subject to…

Forex surge

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

The data released by the state Bank of Pakistan shows 12.9 percent increase to $8 billion in foreign currency reserves. The Forex held by the private banks are $7 billion plus. But the depreciation of local currency continues against the US dollar and other foreign currencies of international trade. The surge in the foreign currency…

Focus on clean energy

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2019

In contrast to the expensive and health hazardous energy policy of the previous governments the incumbent one is moving towards the implementation of strategies and plans for clean and cheap energy generation from renewable sources. An agreement has been signed between France and Pakistan for the provision 50.02 million Euro loan to finance the modernization…

Interaction with trade bodies

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Addressing business community of Gugranwala, the Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated his firm resolves for prompting authentic tax culture and said that government will not yield to pressure tactics being applied to stop the documentation process of the economy. He said that in a country of 220 million only 300 companies pay 70 percent tax…

Diplomatic and legal victory

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

The International of Justice (ICJ) in 15-1 majority verdict rejected Indian plea for the annulment of death sentence of RAW agent Commander KabushanJadhav. However, the verdict asks Pakistan to review the sentence handed down to Indian spy and giving him consular access by making a reference to the Article 36 of Vienna Convention on Consular…

Billion tree plantation’s next phase

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has asked for funds from the federal government to complete the second phase of billion tee plantation program. The total outlay for this phase of plantation has been estimated to be Rs. 27 billion. Half of the required funding shall be provided by the federal government as a part of “Green Pakistan”…

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…