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Murad, Durrani set to become Sindh CM, Speaker

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has nominated Murad Ali Shah, Agha Sirajuddin Durrani and Rehana Leghari as Party’s candidates for the slots of Chief Minister, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly at a meeting of PPP Parliamentary Party presided over by him on Saturday. Former President of Pakistan and…

Delay in Nandipur project caused Rs 27 billlion loss to national kitty: NAB tells SC

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday told the top court that delay in Nandipur power project caused loss worth Rs 27 billlion to national exchequer. An interim investigation report submitted by NAB in the Supreme Court stated that the country suffered losses of Rs27 billion in the Nandipur project due to the…

Governor Rajwana summons Punjab Assembly session on August 15

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana has summoned a session of the provincial assembly on August 15. Caretaker provincial law minister, Zia Haider Rizvi told media that the session will take place at 10am on August 15, Wednesday in which the newly-elected members will take oath. Rizvi added that the speaker and deputy…

Asghar Khan case: SC issues notices to Nawaz, Aslam Beg and Asad Durrani

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former army chief General Mirza Aslam Beg and former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) DG Lieutenant General Asad Durrani in the Asghar Khan case on Saturday. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar headed a three-member bench on Saturday and the bench the…

Six injured in Balochistan explosion

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: As many as six people including three foreigners were injured in an explosion targeting a bus of Saindak Copper Gold Project on Saturday. Quetta Commissioner Hashim Ghalzai said three foreigners and as many personnel of the Frontier Corps were injured in the blast. He said the injured were out of danger. Levies…

Three police personnel martyred in Gilgit

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2018

F.P. Report GILGIT: At least three policemen were martyred after unidentified persons opened fire at Kargah check post of Gilgit on late Friday night. According to reports, two terrorists were also killed in retaliatory fire. One policeman was also injured and he was shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Gilgit. Earlier in August, at least 12…

Global

Scottish leader: 2nd independence vote in case of Brexit

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

LONDON (AA): Scotland will hold a second independence referendum by 2021 if Brexit takes it out of the EU, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday. Speaking at the Scottish parliament, Sturgeon said a majority of Scottish voters want a second independence referendum, adding that “to rush into an immediate decision” would not allow for an…

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Trump again describes 1915 events as ‘Meds Yeghern’

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump issued an annual commemoration of the 1915 events Wednesday, again using the Armenian term “Meds Yeghern” to describe the tragedy. “On this day of remembrance, we again join the Armenian community in America and around the world in mourning the many lives lost,” he said in a statement. “As…

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Iran’s military to decide on Strait of Hormuz: Foreign Minister Zarif

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

TEHRAN (AA) – Iran’s military has the final say regarding the fate of Strait of Hormuz, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Wednesday. “I don’t talk about military options as it’s up to military people to decide but we have said that Iran will protect its interests and one of our interests is stability…

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Referendum tightens Sisi’s grip on power

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

CAIRO (AA): Egyptians voted “yes” Tuesday for a package of constitutional amendments that could keep President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in office until 2030. At a press conference, Lashin Ibrahim, head of Egypt’s National Elections Authority, said 88.83% of Egyptians voted in favor of passing a number of major changes to the country’s constitution. He said…

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Death toll from South Africa floods rises to 51

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

JOHANNESBURG (AA): The death toll in South Africa’s floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains has risen to 51, an official said Wednesday. Dube-Ncube, minister for co-operative governance of the KwaZulu-Natal province on the east coast, confirmed the fatalities to reporters. She said more bodies were recovered from the rubble on Tuesday night by rescue…

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EU disrespectful to Turkey: Hungarian foreign minister

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

NEW YORK (AA): The games being played by the European Union over Turkey’s bid to join the bloc are a sign of disrespect, according to Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. Szijjarto said Turkey plays a critical role in European relations because it is close to becoming one of the world’s top 10 economies and also…

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Pakistan

Seven injured in Gujranwala roof collapse incident

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report GUJRANWALA: As many as seven people were injured when roof of a shop collapsed in Gujranwala on Wednesday. Local media reported that roof of a carpet shop situated near Jinnah Stadium in Gujranwala collapsed in a result seven people were injured in it. Rescue teams reached the spot and retrieved seven injured persons…

Man shot dead wife, daughter over ‘domestic spat’ in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A man shot dead his wife and daughter over a “domestic spat” Karachi’s Gadap Town area on late Wednesday. Officials of Gadap Town police station told local news channel that a suspect identified as Maula Bakhsh, a resident of Haji Ibrahim Goth opened fire with a 9mm pistol to murder his wife…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Buzdar not quitting, Nisar not coming: Sh Rashid

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said Wednesday that Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was not quitting as Prime Minister Imran Khan was standing with him. Addressing a press conference here at PR headquarters, he said that Ch Nisar Ali Khan was not expected to take oath as Member Punjab Assembly and…

Exchange of Pak-Saudi parliamentary delegations to further deepen bilateral ties: President

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday expressed his satisfaction at the parliamentary cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and hoped that exchange of delegations would further deepen the collaboration. He was talking to Chairman, Shura Council of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, who called on him here. The President said…

Pakistan, France need cooperation to resolve challenges: Asad

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report Islamabad: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan and France enjoy friendly relations and both countries have commonality of views on major issues and challenges faced by the world. He said that Pakistan and France need cooperation and coordination to resolve these challenges. He further said that Pakistan and France…

Afghanistan

An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Remaining hopes for intra-Afghan talks and the success of a U.S.-Taliban meeting scheduled later this month in Qatar are both predicated on a belief in a changed Taliban. The group is thought to have evolved from the puritanical totalitarian regime of two decades ago into a more pragmatic, less dogmatic movement. Supposedly,…

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Afghan forces foil a massive attack by militants

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan security forces have foiled a massive attack by anti-government armed militants in Kandahar city by seizing 1.5 tons of explosives. Informed military sources said “The Kandahar Police foiled a massive attack by insurgents in Kandahar City during a special operation. Intelligence reports led them to a compound which they seized…

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Laws committee reviews water draft law

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Chaired by Second Vice President SarwarDanesh, laws committee held an extraordinary meeting the other day, during which water draft law reviewed BNA reported. At the outset, the ministry of justice representative presented the water draft law approved by the cabinet on Hamal 20, 1398, according to the agency. Management and protection of…

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79 Taliban militants killed in Uruzgan

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan military in the south has announced at least 79 Taliban militants were killed during the military operations in southern Uruzgan province last week. 205th Corps spokesman confirmed several joint operations between the Afghan Special Forces, the 205th Corps and Afghan Air Force which has killed 79 Taliban in TarinKot, Uruzgan…

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Politicians asked to reverse Peace Jirga boycott decision

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Days after a number of politicians and political movements boycotted the upcoming Grand Consultative Jirga on Peace, President Ghani’s Special Envoy UmerDaudzai called on the opposition parties to reverse their decision and said the move in a sense is “disparaging” Afghanistan’s traditions and national prides. Almost 3,000 delegates from around the country…

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Abdullah rejects Ghani’s invitation on peace Jirga

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah is firm on his decision of boycotting the Grand Consultative Jirga for Peace, an official of Abdullah’s office said, adding that he has been invited by the Presidential Palace to attend the event but he has rejected the invitation. Head of Abdullah’s Office, Abdul Qahar Abid, said a…

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Business

Clearance of empty trucks at Torkham completed

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The clearance process of empty trucks and containers, which held at Khwar Maidan near Torkham border has completed. In a statement issued by Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here on Wednesday, the clearance of hundreds of empty trucks and containers by authorities concerned at Torkham, has reduced cost transportation but…

MCB reports exceptional growth of 24% in PBT

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Board of Directors of MCB Bank Limited met under the Chairmanship of Mian Mohammad Mansha, on Wednesday to review the performance of the Bank and approve the condensed interim financial statements for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. The Bank has declared first interim cash dividend of Rs. 4 per…

HACPL to replace of Takata front airbag inflators

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Limited (HACPL) announces the range of Honda vehicles in Pakistan which require replacement of Takata front airbag inflators. HACPL strongly encourages its customers for immediate replacement of front airbag inflator at its authorized dealerships as a precautionary measure to ensure safety for its customers. The Takata front airbag…

McDonald’s Pakistan and PIA sign MoU

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: McDonald’s Pakistan and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) inked a Memorandum of Understanding to put together a special offer for the passengers of the national carrier, in a ceremony held at McDonald’s Airport Branch, Karachi. As part of the agreement, McDonald’s will be branding the boarding passes with its special offer that will…

PMN, TMB sign an agreement to digitize Microfinance Industry

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Aiming to further its efforts towards bringing the unbanked and underbanked into the fold of financial services, Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) has signed an agreement with Telenor Microfinance Bank (TMB), in the presence of the management of both institutions, to digitize Pakistan’s microfinance industry through ‘Digital Services Platform (DSP).’ PMN is grateful…

Samsung to invest $9.6 billion annually in logic chips

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

SEOUL (Reuters): Samsung Electronics plans to invest 11 trillion won ($9.57 billion) annually through 2030 in logic chip businesses, including its foundry business, and expects the move to help create 15,000 jobs over the period. The total investment of around 133 trillion won comes at a time when the world’s top memory chip maker is…

Sports

Top spot just a number for Ko

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Agencies): World number one Ko Jin-young, with five top-three finishes in seven starts this season, seeks her third LPGA title of the year when the Los Angeles Open starts Thursday. The 23-year-old South Korean won last month’s LPGA Founders Cup, captured her first major crown earlier this month at the ANA Inspiration and…

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Hsieh sets up rematch with Osaka

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Stuttgart (Agencies): World number one Naomi Osaka will have a chance for revenge on Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei this week when the two meet in the second round of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart. Hsieh came from behind to beat China’s Wang Qiang in three sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to set up a second…

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China wins two Gold medals

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

BEIJING (Agencies): The Chinese judo team won two gold, one silver and three bronze at the Judo Asian-Pacific Championships, according to the Chinese Judo Association here on Wednesday. Li Yanan won the women’s under 48-kilogram category title, while Yang Junxia dominated the women’s under 63kg category. China also finished third in team event. The Asian-Pacific…

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ATP Finals in Turin from 2021

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): The ATP Finals, the annual event bringing together the top eight men’s players in the world, will take place in Turin, Italy, from 2021 to 2025, the ATP said Wednesday. The elite showdown which closes the men’s tennis season has been held in London since 2009. “The five-year agreement will see the world’s…

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Pakistan U19 cricket to tour South Africa

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LAHORE (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced that their U19 side will tour South Africa for seven 50-over matches as part of their ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 preparations. The World Cup will be staged in South Africa from 17 January to 9 February 2020. The U19 series against South Africa U19…

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Eriksen’s late goal secures precious win for Tottenham

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Christian Eriksen’s 88th minute goal finally broke Brighton and Hove Albion’s brave resistance to give Tottenham Hotspur a precious 1-0 victory in their quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League on Tuesday. Until the Danish playmaker’s low shot from just outside the penalty area whizzed across the lush turf and past…

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Fashion & Movies

Ranaut sisters continues attacking Alia Bhatt

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actress KanganaRanaut’s sister RangoliChandel has again attacked Alia Bhatt on her statement to ‘remain silent’ in response to Ranaut sisters’ criticism. Taking a dig at ‘Raazi’ actress on social media, RangoliChandeltweeted a link of an article carrying Alias’s statement to which she wrote: “I really hope you go quiet darling… You…

King Khan likely to do a Tamil film

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The famed actor of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan after the biggest flops in the industry, plans to start his debut in Tamil Movies with Vijay’s upcoming movie ‘Thalapathy 63’. According to PinkVilla, sources have disclosed that: “SRK has a prominent character that he’s playing in Thalapathy 63. It’s not like his…

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…

Science & Technology

Apple all set to launch AirPods with a brand new design this year

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Two new versions of Apple AirPods will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020, according to a research note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. One model will have a similar design and price to the current version of AirPods, which costs between…

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…

Health

‘Healthy environment is prerequisite of Malaria-free country’

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: World Malaria Day is globally observed on 25th of April. This annual international observance is a worldwide effort, to raise awareness about Malaria, its treatment and preventive measures, highlighting the need for better governmental and societal intervention in malaria control and prevention. This year’s theme for World Malaria Day is ‘End Malaria…

Admn convinces parents about anti-polio vaccine

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: The district administration successfully convinced parents influenced by wrong and frightened rumours about anti polio vaccine, on immunization of their kids against the crippling disease. Many parents had refused to administer their children with oral polio vaccine after Monday incident that occurred in Peshawar following spread of rumours that some…

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…

Travel

Travel influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the “land of the pure,” but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country. As security improves, cricketer-turned-prime-minister Imran Khan is keen to promote the nation’s tourism…

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…

Articles

The World’s largest ocean cleanup has officially begun

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Trevor Nace Ambitious dreams have now become a reality as the Ocean Cleanup deploys its $20 million system designed to clean up the 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Check out another Forbes piece on how Ocean Cleanup aims to reuse and recycle the ocean plastic. The floating boom…

‘My belief—my worry—is that Taliban will never change’

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

ShakibNoori The Taliban should be cautiously welcomed at the negotiating table but with a view on moderating the group. Afghanistan has been mired in violent conflict my entire life. Yet, more than anything else, Afghans still yearn for peace. While ongoing peace talks between the Taliban and the US offer hope that one day all…

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…

Editorial

Tribal districts uplift

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Addressing a gathering in South Waziristan Prime Minister Imran Kjhan made a very ambitious announcement of Rs.100 billion yearly allocations for the execution of projects of socio-economic uplift in merged tribal districts. The announcement seems premature as in the recent meetings of Ninth Finance Commission the federating units have not yet agreed to allocate 3…

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…

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…