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Sahiwal killings: LHC summons JIT members

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has summoned members of the joint investigation team (JIT) on February 4, probing the alleged Sahiwal incident which led to the killing of four people, on Thursday. Earlier on January 19, as many as four people, including three members of a family were killed in an alleged encounter…

KP: Apex body approves 17K posts in new districts

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan and Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman jointly presided over a meeting of Apex committee that reviewed the scenario arisen out of the Supreme Court decision striking down the interim arrangements for the seven merged districts  and made a number of decisions for the infrastructure development in…

Saudi CGS acknowledges Pak Army’s professionalism

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: A delegation of Royal Saudi Army led by Chief of General Staff (CGS) Saudi Armed Forces, KSA General Faiyad Bin Hamed Al Rowali Wednesday met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at the General Headquarters (GHQ). Geo-strategic environment and matters related to bilateral defence cooperation were discussed in…

NEPRA notifies power tariff hike by Rs0.57 per unit

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

F.P. ReportISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) Wednesday notified to increase the power tariff by Rs0.57 per unit on account of fuel price adjustment for the month of December 2018. The increase in tariff of electricity would put burden of around Rs4.20 billion on the electricity consumers. NEPRA observed that Rs5 to 10 billion…

Another Finance Bill-2019 tabled in NA

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Tariq Ullah Wardak ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday announced an incentive package to boost manufacturing and exports, encourage low-cost housing and facilitate agricultural financing to boost economic activities, besides promoting ease of doing business, simplifying procedures for setting up businesses, and cutting taxes and duties in diverse sectors. Introducing the Finance Supplementary (Second Amendment) Bill,…

Corruption cases: LHC approves Shehbaz Sharif’s bail appeal for hearing

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has approved the Shehbaz Sharif’s bail plea in Ashiana Housing scandal and Ramzan Sugar Mills case, for hearing on Wednesday. According to local news channel report, a two-member bench of the LHC has accorded an approval to fix the hearing of a bail request of the detained…

Global

Saudi Arabia seeks action against Iran after oil attack, allies wary

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters): Saudi Arabia will seek to make a case at a global gathering in New York this week for concerted action to punish and deter arch-foe Iran after strikes on Saudi oil plants rattled global markets and exposed the kingdom’s vulnerability to attack. However, even Riyadh’s main allies the United States and the United…

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World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP): Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn’t planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday’s special “action summit.” Only those with new, specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world’s attention, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.…

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Iran says to unveil plan for Gulf security

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

TEHRAN (AA): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday his country is ready to extend a hand of friendship to all neighbors and “forgive their past mistakes”. “Wherever Americans have set foot, they increased insecurity, as it was proved in cases of Afghanistan and Iraq,” he said in a speech marking the 39th anniversary of the…

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Kashmiri leader thanks for Turkey’s support

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD (AA): A Kashmiri leader has expressed gratitude for the Turkish government and its people for standing by them in a difficult time when millions of Kashmiri are under a near-complete lockdown since Aug. 5, after the Indian government scrapped the special status of the valley. Talking with a delegation of Turkish journalists in capital…

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Somali president to attend UN assembly for 1st time

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has left the capital Mogadishu to the U.S. to attend United Nations General Assembly in New York for the first time since he took office in earlier 2017, the Somali presidential office said Sunday. The president’s delegation include Finance Minister Abdirahman Duale Beyle and other senior government officials.…

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UK announces £87 million fresh fund for Rohingya

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

DHAKA (AA): UK has announced to provide a fresh fund of £87 million to support the Bangladesh government and the UN joint response plan for the displaced Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar. The additional fund will be spent ensuring lifesaving aid including food, water and shelter, education, training and counseling to help the forced displaced…

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Pakistan

600 corruption references filed in NAB courts: chairman

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has detailed that 600 corruption references were filed during the last 22 months. Javed Iqbal, while talking to media, said that the anti-corruption watchdog has prioritised conclusive end of the mega corruption cases in order to eliminate financial irregularities across the country. He…

PML-N demands CM Buzdar to resign over dengue outbreak

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday has demanded resignation from Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Usman Buzdar and other provincial ministers over uncontrollable dengue outbreak. Responding to the press conference of special assistant on health Dr. Zafar Mirza, the PML-N leader said that the government representatives should better resign…

Every Pakistani looking forward to PM’s UNGA speech: Sheikh Rasheed

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report BHIMBER: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday urged the United Nations and “peace-loving countries” to take notice of the unprecedented violation of basic human rights in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a public rally in Bhimber near Line of Control, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan will fight the Kashmir…

Pakistan Navy establishes free medical camp in Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report PASNI: Pakistan Navy established a free medical camp at Kalmat village near Pasni in Balochistan to provide better medical facilities and awareness on health issues to the people of the area. Pakistan Navy Doctors along with Assistant District Health Officer provided free medical treatment and medicines to more than 300 patients including women…

Purpose of Ehsas Program is to eradicate poverty, root out inequality: Firdous Ashiq Awan

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said Insaf Program aims at alleviation of poverty and root out inequality from society. She said Sehat Insaf Card and Ehsaas program are practical steps under Prime Minister Imran Khan s vision of holding the hand of the deprived, poor…

NRO not to be given to any thief, says Shaukat Yousafzai

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai said on Sunday that the present government will not give NRO [National Reconciliation Ordinance] to any thief at any cost. Shaukat Yousafzai, in his statement, said that thieves are using Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for their ulterior motives, whereas, the cleric is…

Afghanistan

Ghani asked to apologize for comments on Marshal Fahim

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): President Ashraf Ghani was asked to apologize for his comments regarding the late vice president, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, who died in March 2014, from illness. Ghani said at a campaign rally this week that as finance minister he rejected a request by Fahim to fund Fahim’s private military force. He also…

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Helmand security forces launch pre-election operations

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): As the presidential election draws near, local officials in Helmand province are launching military operations to secure polling stations in the province, and they claim to have seized more than 100 of the Taliban’s heavy and light weapons during the raids. The weapons were put on display for media in Lashkargah, the…

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China, Taliban discussed Afghan peace process

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

KABUL (AT News): A nine member Taliban delegation led by Abdul Ghani Baradar, the group’s deputy leader, have visited China to discuss issues related to the Afghan peace process and peace agreement with the US. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen in a tweet says Ghani Baradar held a meeting with China’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deng…

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Pashtoon leaders support political solution for Afghan conundrum

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

KABUL (AT News): Leaders of a Pashtonn political movement said peace in Afghanistan was a key matter for Kabul and Islamabad, saying that Afghan peace should e resolved through political ways. The Awwami National Party chairman, Isfandiar Wali Khan met former president Hamid Karzai on Sunday in Kabul, where they discussed Afghanistan, Pashtoonkhwa and other…

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Ghani confesses about removing a senator to help his election ally

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): President Ashraf Ghani confessed this week about the removing of a serving senator from a senate seat to help his elections ally Fazel Hadi Muslimyar bid for speakership. Speaking at a campaign rally in eastern Nangarhar province, President Ghani said that he removed Bakhtar Aminzai from the senate after he wanted to…

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Durand Line lacks legal basis: Rana Think Tank

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

KABUL (AT News): Political pundits participated in monthly session of Rana Think Tank have criticized Pakistan for mentioning Torkham crossing point as a border between the two countries during inauguration of 24/7 transit gate. According to them, the de-facto Durned Line has no any legal bases. The experts believe the agreement of establishment of Durned…

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Business

Despite Saudi turmoil, new oil shock unlikely-Here is why

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

NEW YORK (AFP): The past week´s sudden surge in oil prices brought to mind the nightmare of shortages, but it´s not too likely motorists will be queueing to fill up around the world, analysts say. All it took was a September 14 strike on key oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia to abruptly leave the world´s…

Rs.40,000 prize bonds worth Rs.152 billion encashed

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has pointed out that the investors of Rs 40,000 prize bonds have withdrawn Rs 152 billion by August 31, out of total stock of Rs 259 billion investment from CDNS after the federal government decided to discontinue the specific bond. The National Savings is expecting that total…

No crowds as Apple’s iPhone 11 hits stores

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Apple’s latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches. The sales performance of the U.S. tech giant’s latest line-up is being closely watched in the world’s largest smartphone market, where Apple has…

Walmart to end sales of E-Cigarettes as Vaping concerns mount

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Walmart said on Friday that it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores in the United States, dealing a new blow to the vaping industry as concerns mount over the health risks of the products and their soaring popularity among teenagers. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty…

BoC – Pakistan Operations hold pre-departure briefing

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Bank of China – Pakistan Operations held a Pre-Departure Briefing for 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) at Marriot Hotel, Karachi. Mr. Shafqatullah Siddiqui, Director at Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Mr. Kaleem Memon, Deputy Director Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) were the guests of honor in the briefing.…

Asian markets enjoy gains as focus turns back to trade talks

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian markets edged up Friday as investors turn their attention to the China-US trade talks, while keeping an eye on the Gulf region after last week’s air strikes on Saudi oil facilities fanned geopolitical tensions. With a delegation from China in the US to prepare for higher-level negotiations next month, there…

Sports

Rashford injured as Man United lose at West Ham

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester United’s away day misery continued after they suffered a disappointing 2-0 loss against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday. Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell scored in each half as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side still await their first victory on the road in all competitions since March. United’s poor day…

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Afridi to turn out for Qalandars in T10 League

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

ABU DHABI (Monitoring Desk): Two new teams – Qalandars and Bangla Tigers – will take part in this year’s T10 League in Abu Dhabi. The latest team, Qalandars, was unveiled on Sunday, with Shahid Afridi signing on as the franchise’s icon player. Qalandars have close links with their Pakistan Super League (PSL) namesake Lahore Qalandars,…

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Iran has ‘assured’ women can attend qualifier – Infantino

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

MILAN (Agencies): FIFA has been “assured” by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend the October World Cup qualifier in Tehran, Gianni Infantino, president of the body said on Sunday. A female Iranian fan died earlier this month, after setting herself on fire to protest against her arrest for attending a match. FIFA…

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Oman hockey team to tour Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): In order to prepare players for the 2020 Tokoyo Olympic qualifiers, the Oman hockey team would be touring Pakistan in late September for a four-match series against the probables of the training camp underway at National Hockey Stadium Lahore. “I am in touch with Oman’s head coach and former Pakistan captain Tahir Zaman…

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Vettel ends long wait for victory with Singapore triumph

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ended his year-long drought without a win at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, mastering a hazy circuit to claim a record fifth triumph in the city-state. The German was chased home by teammate Charles Leclerc, who started on pole but lost the lead to the four-time world champion after…

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Nadal pulls out of Laver Cup with hand injury

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Rafa Nadal has pulled out of his Laver Cup matches on Sunday due to inflammation in his hand, denying fans the opportunity to see him partner Roger Federer in the doubles on the final day of the tournament in Geneva. Team Europe’s Nadal was also scheduled to take on Team World’s Nick Kyrgios…

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Fashion & Movies

Shraddha Kapoor likely to replace Deepika Padukone in Luv Ranjan’s next

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: It was earlier this year when Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were snapped at filmmaker Luv Ranjan’s residence. It was soon after that when reports of her featuring in the film started doing rounds on the internet. Later the same was denied as the actress said she won’t work with anyone who…

Los Angeles: Avant-grade rocker John Cale revisits his classics

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A maestro of avant-garde rock who co-founded the famed Velvet Underground with Lou Reed and hobnobbed with Andy Warhol, Welsh musician John Cale is not one for a traveled path. “No matter where I go, I was more interested in how I get there,” he says. “I wanted to take part…

Spy thriller ‘Raazi’ steals show at Bollywood’s Oscars

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Spy thriller “Raazi” stole the night at Bollywood’s answer to the Oscars, taking best film and best actress for its young star Alia Bhatt in Mumbai where the glitzy awards gala was held for the first time since being established two decades ago. Megastar Ranveer Singh won best actor for his role…

Sanjay Dutt joins cast of Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: A few days back Yash Raj Films announced the historical drama Prithviraj, based on the life of great Rajput warrior Prithviraj Chauhan with Akshay Kumar playing the title role. The film is being directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is known for popular TV serial Chanakya and acclaimed films like Pinjar and…

Dream Girl continue to shine at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Mr. Bankable Ayushmann Khurrana is the ultimate stamp a film now needs to do well at the box-office. Working his magic for the sixth time in a row, Ayushmann delivered an applause-worthy performance in his latest release, Dream Girl. A super hit within just five days, Dream Girl is also the actor’s…

Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan to work together in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After a zillion speculations about Sara Ali Khan or Ananya Panday or Shraddha Kapoor playing the female lead in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, a leading daily finally revealed that it’s none other than Kiara Advani who has bagged the lead role opposite Kartik Aaryan. Directed by Anees Bazmi and produced by Bhushan Kumar…

Science & Technology

No crowds as Apple’s iPhone 11 hits stores

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Apple’s latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches. The sales performance of the U.S. tech giant’s latest line-up is being closely watched in the world’s largest smartphone market, where Apple has…

Russian cosmonauts to carry guns

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The Head of Russian space corporation Dmitry Rogozin says it’s time to arm cosmonauts. Apparently, Russia is testing a gun that cosmonauts could use to ward off wild animals when they land in remote areas. This is essential as crewed launches move to Russia’s Far East. ‘It’s possible that landings will also…

PUBG maker draws on gaming tech to lift B2B cloud ambitions

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHENZHEN: Tech giant Tencent Holdings plans to leverage its strengths in video games and social media to grab market share in China’s burgeoning cloud computing sector from incumbent Alibaba, the head of its cloud unit told Reuters. Tencent is best-known for its WeChat messaging app and a suite of popular games like PUBG…

Huawei eyes computer market as US squeezes telecom trade

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that “incredible computing power” is…

NASA confirms newly discovered comet is likely interstellar visitor

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object – designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) – was discovered on August 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that comet C/2019…

Apple takes fight against 13-billion-euro EU tax order to court

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LUXEMBOURG: Apple (AAPL.O) will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU’s crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. The iPhone maker is expected to send a six-man delegation headed by Chief…

Health

How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LISBON: It is well known that individuals who work night shifts or travel often across different time zones have a higher tendency to become overweight and suffer from gut inflammation. The underlying cause for this robust phenomenon has been the subject of many studies that tried to relate physiological processes with the activity…

Alzheimer most common dementia type: Scientist

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: A Turkish scientist found out that Alzheimer is the most common dementia type, according to his research on individuals who suffers from dementia. “We have conducted a research on patients, who are regularly treated at our policlinic for dementia,” Mehmet IlkinNaharci told Anadolu Agency ahead of Sept. 21 World Alzheimer’s Day. “In…

Hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia and depression in older people

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia, depression and serious falls in people over the age of 66, a landmark study has found. Those who wore hearing aids within three years of being diagnosed with hearing loss were 18 per cent less likely to go on to develop dementia, compared to…

First renal transplant surgery held at CMH

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: CMH Peshawar reached a mile stone when the first renal transplant surgery performed.  This marks the initiation of renal transplant program outside of Rawalpindi, in Army, for the first time. The land mark surgery was executed following grant of formal approval by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Medical Transplant Regulatory Authority (MTRA) to carry out…

Alarming increase in Leishmaniasis; 107 cases reported in 3 months

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Over hundred cases majority of them women and children of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis have been reported in the last three months in Zhob and neighboring district Sherani. According to senior pharmacist, focal person World Health Organization at District Headquarters civil hospital Zhob Dr. Abdul Qayyum, the recent cases have been reported from Nasarabad,…

Two new polio cases found in Lakki Marwat, Torgher

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: National Institute of Health Islamabad (NIH) confirms polio virus in 30 months old female child from Sarai Norang Tehsil of Lakki Marwat and 23 months old male child from Tehsil Jadba of district Torgher as the total case count mounts to 48 in the province. According to details, one wild polio virus…

Travel

Tourism in crisis: Forest fires cause foreigners to cancel trips

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: Many foreign tourists who booked travel packages to Indonesia have reportedly cancelled their plans because of forest fires in Kalimantan and Riau, according to a report published by tempo.co on Wednesday. The head of the Tourism Ministry’s Tourism Crisis Center, Guntur Sakti, told tempo.co that foreign tourists from Malaysia and Singapore had…

West Midlands unveils £1 billion Tourism Strategy to grow its visitor economy

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A Regional Tourism Strategy to grow the West Midlands’ visitor economy by more than £1 billion has launched today (18th September 2019). It also aims to create a further 19,000 jobs for the region. The West Midlands Regional Tourism Strategy highlights how work to support the sector can help to grow its…

Natural beauty of Kumrat, Jazz Banda to be preserved: Atif

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report UPPER DIR: Provincial Minister for Tourism Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Atif Khan on Wednesday said that the natural beauty of the picturesque tourist destination, Kumrat, would be preserved at any cost for which both government and the area people have to make dedicated efforts. He said this to the residents of Kumrat during his…

Events crucial for Middle East to realize tourism market value of US$133.6 billion by 2028

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Events for Tourism Growth will be adopted as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 April 2020. According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the direct contribution of travel and tourism to…

Japan’s anime tourism: A blend of cash and chaos

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk KAMAKURA: When Liu Chenyu and Ji Xiaotian arrived in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, for their honeymoon early this summer, the Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, two well-known tourist spots in the area, weren’t what they wanted to see. Their destination was a railway crossing near Kamakura High School — the setting for a…

One town in Italy will pay you $765 a month to live there

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Yep, you read that right. Molise, a region south of Rome that extends from the mountainous interior to the Adriatic Sea, is offering 700 Euros a month (roughly $765), for three years, if you move there. The area is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and therefore has preserved much of its character…

Articles

Arabs who fought for liberty are the real losers of the Saudi-Iran battle

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

Sam Hamad The first step towards hegemony over the Arab world was the snuffing out of the Arab Spring movements. My first reaction to the recent attacks that wiped out approximately half of Saudi Aramco’s oil production capabilities is that if this is what ‘stability’ in the Middle East is supposed to look like, I’d…

Why the Hindu Right hates one of India’s most renowned historians

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Amar Diwakar The eminent historian’s scholarship undermines Hindutva’s project to saffronise India’s past. Earlier this month, renowned Indian historian RomilaThapar refused to submit her curriculum vitae to the administration of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where she holds a position of Professor Emerita since 1993 and taught between 1970-1991. The JNU registrar had written to Thapar…

How much influence does Iran have on Houthis?

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Saad Hasan The extent of Tehran’s control over the Yemen-based militia has once again come under focus. In the last couple of months whenever Houthi rebels in Yemen have fired missiles or flown drones to hit oil installations and airports in Saudi Arabia, the blame has inevitably been pinned on Iran. Indeed, Tehran has supplied…

Bluster aside, neither Iran nor US can afford a war right now

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Maysam Bizaer Donald Trump cannot drag the US into another war ahead of an election and Iran is suffering from a crumbling economy and an increasingly frustrated populace. The world was shocked this weekend as a major attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq led to a daily loss of 5.7…

Israel debates in Washington heat up

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu US President Donald Trump expects Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come out victorious and form a government. In the meantime Netanyahu added more Palestinian territories to his annexation map. Trump is on the other hand strengthening Netanyahu’s hand by fueling tensions between Iran and the US and declaring that a mutual defense…

India’s Kashmir fiasco: A humanitarian tragedy in the making

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Iqbal Khan Experts in international law agree that the UN and the global community at large does appear to have woken up to the long drawn out plight of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Pakistan has once again endorsement of the recommendations of two Kashmir reports issued by the Office of the United Nations…

Editorial

LSM downturn

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics Report depicts a continuous trend of decline in the production of large scale manufacturing over the past nine months. The productivity is falling in almost all major industries including textiles, leather goods, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, chemicals, iron and steel. In the month of July alone production shrank by 3.28 percent. The government…

Asfandiyar Wali on ‘Afghan jackpot’

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

After attending Peace Conference in Kabul, ANP Central President Asfandiyar Wali Khan met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss the volatile situation in the region. On the political settlement of Afghanistan, he urged the major world powers including the United States, Russia and China to make joint mediation efforts for paving the way for intra-Afghan…

Doctors’ syndicate

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Senior doctors in three MTI hospitals of provincial metropolis of Peshawar have adopted a hostile behavior towards patients. They come to the outpatient departments (OPD) for the checkup of people just for two hours between 1000 hours to 1200 hours. The patients line up in long queues three hours before the working hours of the…

March against climate change

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

The level of awareness against the dangerous impact of climate change is growing in Pakistan. To be a part of global march on Friday against this looming environmental disaster, people from all walks of life and student participated in Climate Action now walk organized by environment activists in 26 cities and towns of the country…

Closure of gemological institute

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Commercial Exports Association had persistently agitated the establishment of gem and gemological center in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in successive governments from late 1980s. A small scale gem and gemological center had been established in Peshawar by the federal government in President Musharraf era to encourage the export of value added gems. Revolving capital of Rs. 20…

PM on hydel profit

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

In a media talk after the inauguration of trade facilitation terminal at Torkham, the Prime Minister Imran Khan said that prevailing economic condition do not allow the payment of hydel profit to Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in accordance with A.G.N Qazi formula as it will necessitate further power tariff hike. The province has never received the full…

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…