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CJP shows disappointment over NAB’s performance in Saaf Pani Case

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar showed disappointment over the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) performance in the Saaf Pani Company case. CJP said this while heading a three-judge bench at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry on Tuesday. The bench was hearing a suo motu case regarding Saaf Pani Company. During…

Final preparations under way across Pakistan for tomorrow’s polls

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The preparations were under way for the much awaited general elections which are scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 25. The local and foreign observers anticipate are all set and it will be one of the most-watched elections in the country’s history. Leaders of all political parties and their candidates made…

Apex court to hear Sheikh Rasheed’s petition against NA-60 poll delay

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will hear the petition filed by chief of Awami Muslim League (AML), Sheikh Rasheed against the Election Commission of Pakistan for postponing the polls in NA-60 constituency of Rawalpindi. AML chief had challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to postpone the election in Rawalpindi’s NA-60 constituency after…

Police arrests five suspects with fake ballot papers

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

F.P. Report UMARKOT: Police arrested five suspected persons and recovered a stack of fake ballot papers in Umarkot area of Sindh on Tuesday. According to reports, the recovered fake ballot papers were found hidden in a jeep in Umarkot and were to be delivered to the PS-52 constituency. The arrested suspects were identified as Anwar…

Rains expected in different cities till Sunday: MET

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) informed that rain-thundershowers are expected to lash scattered places in Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan till Sunday. MET office on Tuesday said that most of cities are expected to receive showers including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir. According to MET, rain…

Shehbaz vows to turn DG Khan into another Lahore

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

F.P. Report DERA GHAZI KHAN: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Monday vowed to turn Dera Ghazi Khan into another Lahore in terms of development if people vote for his party in July 25 general elections. Addressing an election rally in the city, the PML-N president not only promised development in the…

Global

Spain heading into its most uncertain polls in history

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Political parties in Spain have kicked off their campaigns with mutual accusations ahead of general elections on April 28, which could produce unexpected results. Parties are looking for ways to persuade a high percentage of undecided voters — 41% according to polls. While right-wing political parties are highlighting the Catalonia independence problem,…

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Russia bans oil export to Ukraine

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday said he has signed a decree expanding Russian sanctions against Ukraine. The new measures ban export to Ukraine of oil, oil products and coal, he said at a government meeting in Moscow. Also, the decree expands the list of items prohibited for import from Ukraine, he added.…

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Facebook bans far-right UK figures, groups

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

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Libyan Interior Ministry stops dealing with France

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

TRIPOLI (AA): The interior minister in Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has told ministry officials to “stop dealing with France” due to the latter’s support for renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar. Early this month, Haftar, who is affiliated with a rival government based in the country’s east, launched a military campaign to capture capital…

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Mueller report lays out Trump’s attempts to curtail probe

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Trump persistently tried to curtail or shut down the special counsel’s investigation, according to Robert Mueller’s report, which also gave a detailed account of Russia’s election interference and its efforts to communicate with the Trump campaign. The 448-page report, released Thursday, follows a nearly two-year investigation into Russia’s interference in the…

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205 killed in Tripoli clashes

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

TRIPOLI (AA): Recent armed clashes on the outskirts of Libyan capital Tripoli have left 205 people dead and more than 900 others injured, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. In the first days of April, Khalifa Haftar, commander of forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government, launched a campaign to capture Tripoli, where a rival…

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Pakistan

Govt has failed to sway terrorists, claims Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led Government has failed to control the terrorists from executing their terror bids across the country. Expressing his thoughts on the recent bus attack at Markan coastal highway, the PPP chairman condemned the killings of 14 passengers. In his statement, Bilawal…

Haleem Adil urges Governor to foil bids of police politicizing

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Acting President Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Sindh chapter and Parliamentary Leader in provincial assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has urged the Governor Sindh Imran Ismail to take notice of bid of the ruling party to politicize Sindh police and foil these conspiracies in the larger interest of people. In a letter sent…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

CPEC has made Pakistan important destination for global trade: President

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project had made Pakistan an important destination for global trade and investment. Talking to a delegation of International CPEC Workshop organized by National Defence University at Aiwan-e-Sadr, he said the government attached great importance to the socioeconomic development of country. He…

ANF seizes 232.245 kg dugs in 26 operations

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Determined to uproot drug menace from the country and the world, Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan seized 232.245 Kg Narcotics valuing Rs. 1.127 Billion internationally, arrested 40 culprits including 4 Ladies and impounded 11 vehicles while conducting 26 counter-narcotic strikes. The seized drugs comprised of 104.29 Kg Hashish, 75.2 Kg Opium, 51.025 Kg…

KP Cabinet approves LG Amendment Bill 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Cabinet on Thursday approved the Local Government Amendment Bill 2019. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan chaired the cabinet meeting and said that a uniform local bodies system would enforced in the whole province including merged tribal districts. After the cabinet meeting the Minister for Local Government Shehram…

Afghanistan

UN finds progress in torture eradication in Afghan prisons

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: In its latest report on the treatment of conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan published, the UN documents an encouraging reduction in the number of cases of torture since 2016 but notes its ongoing concern at the high number of detainees who continue to report torture and ill-treatment. The joint report by the UN…

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50 Taliban killed in Nangarhar, Shirzad District

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (Agencies): The military officials of Nangarhar province reported from killing of at least 50 Taliban insurgents in clearing operation in Shirzad district, of that province. In the operation, 36 other insurgents have been injured. The operation was launched aimed to more security of people with attendance of hundreds of militaries in the mentioned…

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VP meets newly-appointed district governors

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Newly-appointed district governors related to a number of districts in Daikundi and Bamyan provinces met with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh. The participants appreciated the transparency in recruitment process, central government trust in them and efforts made by second VP on rule of law and institutionalization of administrative justice, the agency added. Congratulating…

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Women’s role crucial in peace talks

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Chinese envoy in Afghanistan attended a seminar at the President Palace titled “The Role of Afghan Women in the Peace Process, where Frist Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani delivered speech, stressing over women’s role in the peace talks. Among the 70-odd attendees were Afghan female high officials and diplomats from foreign countries.…

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Loya Jirga is an electoral campaign; resolves nothing

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At the moment Afghanistan is in a whirl of unending war and unfettered turmoil. Despite tremendous efforts, peace still is a distant dream, rather the Taliban group announced their “spring offensive”, making situation more complex ahead of peace talks to be held on 20th April between Afghan delegation and Taliban negotiation members.…

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280 displaced families received foodstuffs

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

SAR-E-PUL (Agencies): 280 displaced families in Faryab province have received assistance in Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan. The families were displaced due to recent insecurity from Garzewan district of Faryab province to suburb of Sa-r-Purl province The assistance took place by emergency event committee to displaced families. Abdul Malik Azimi deputy governor of Sar-e-Pul said, in…

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Business

Russia bans oil export to Ukraine

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday said he has signed a decree expanding Russian sanctions against Ukraine. The new measures ban export to Ukraine of oil, oil products and coal, he said at a government meeting in Moscow. Also, the decree expands the list of items prohibited for import from Ukraine, he added.…

US retail sales, jobless claims data brighten economic outlook

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, the latest indication that economic growth picked up in the first quarter after a false start. The economy’s enduring strength was underscored by other data on Thursday showing…

Deal with IMF to stabilize economy: Chairman PEW

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) Brig (Retd) Muhammad Aslam Khan has said that a deal with International Monetary Fund (IMF) will stabilize our economy which is facing problems therefore it should not be delayed. In a statement issued here on Thursday, Brig (Retd) Muhammad Aslam Khan welcomed increased remittances by 1.2 billion…

Zong 4G offers widest 4G international roaming services for its customers

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Why Roam with Rest, when you have the best! Pakistan’s number 1 Data Network, Zong 4G has moved to expand its network coverage beyond borders by ensuring 4G international roaming for its subscribers across 20 countries. Thus, becoming the largest Pakistani 4G cellular operator offering data services both nationally and internationally. In…

BankIslami signs MoU with BIPL Securities and Kifayah Investment

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between BankIslami, BIPL Securities and Kifayah Investment Company with the aim to promote investment culture for Non Resident Pakistanis (NRPs) and locals in Pakistan by providing them a one stop solution for all their investment needs. With a network of 330 branches in 114 cities…

EFU Life receives certificate of excellence BY MAP

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: EFU Life Assurance Ltd., the leading private sector life insurance provider in the country, has been honored with ‘Certificate of Excellence’ at the 34th Corporate Excellence Awards 2019 by Management Association of Pakistan (MAP) in the Insurance Sector. The award was received by Mr. Zain Ibrahim, Chief Operations Officer & Executive Director,…

Sports

Off-form Amla makes South Africa World Cup squad

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

CAPE TOWN (Agencies): South Africa have included off-form opening batsman Hashim Amla in their squad for the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales starting next month, but there is no place for all-rounder Chris Morris. Amla’s selection has been the topic of hot debate. He has been a stalwart at the top of the…

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Djokovic into Monte Carlo quarters

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monte Carlo (Agencies): Top seed Novak Djokovic continued his win streak against US players as he reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Taylor Fritz on Thursday. Two-time tournament champion Djokovic has now won nine in a row over US players since losing at Wimbledon 2016 to Sam…

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Ireland captain Best to retire after World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best has announced he will retire from professional rugby after the World Cup in Japan later his year. Best, 36, has been capped 116 times by his country and won the Six Nations four times, including Grand Slams in 2009 and 2018. “It is with mixed feelings that…

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Mendis, Siriwardana, Vandersay make comebacks in SL World Cup squad

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Colombo (Agencies): Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made remarkable comebacks as Sri Lanka announced their 15-strong squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Thursday. Siriwardana and Vandersay last played one-day internationals in October 2017, while Jeevan Mendis’ previous appearance in the format came in the 2015 World Cup match against…

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Aamir dropped as Pakistan announce 15-member World Cup squad

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammad Aamir has been dropped from the World Cup squad as chief selector Inzimamul Haq announced the 15-member team in a press conference on Thursday. Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hassan Ali are expected to lead the Pakistani pace attack. All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez’s availability in the squad…

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Arthur wants to continue as head coach after World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Mickey Arthur has expressed the wish to continue as head coach of Pakistan cricket team beyond the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in England and Wales from May 30. According to local news channel reported that Arthur has communicated his wish for an extension in his contract to…

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Fashion & Movies

Pop-Queen Madonna’s 14th studio album to be released June 14

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Madonna announced that she will release her 14th studio album on June 14. “Madame X” will be her first album in four years and the follow-up to her 2015 record “Rebel Heart”. The highly-anticipated “Medellin” video release was delayed, but fans of the material girl got to hear the first track from the…

Kalank earns Rs 21.6 crores on first day at box-office

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s fourth outing at the box-office has created a new record. The golden pair of this generation has taken the box-office by a storm with their latest venture Kalank. The magnum opus has become the highest opener of 2019 by raking in Rs 21.6 crore net on its…

SRK speaks about Zero’s failure at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan is currently in China to attend the 9th Beijing International Film Festival, where the screening of his last film Zero was held. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it failed to score big at the box-office. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film starred Katrina Kaif and…

Filmmaker releases latest poster of Bharat

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bharat’s posters featuring Salman Khan are proving to be a rage on the internet. After two intriguing looks of the actor being revealed, the latest poster was dropped in by the makers to take the buzz around the film a notch higher. The last poster featured Disha Patani in it, and the…

Tara Sutaria likely to sing a song in upcoming ‘RX 100’

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Actors singing in their films seems to be the new trend in Bollywood. So far, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana have got us grooving to their vocals. And now, it seems Tara Sutaria is all set to show us her vocal skills in Sajid Nadiadwala’s RX…

Bhumi Pednekar talks about her upcoming project ‘Saand Ki Aankh’

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhumi Pednekar has surprised everyone with the first look of her next film Saand ki Aankh, where she is seen playing the role of 87-year-old sharpshooter along with Taapsee Pannu. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film is based on the lives of world’s oldest sharpshooters from India, Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar.…

Science & Technology

Whatsapp new feature to restrict users from taking screen shots

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

Facebook bans far-right UK figures, groups

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

OPPO launches F11 and F11 Pro with dual rear camera in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: OPPO, a leading global smartphone brand, expanded its F series portfolio of smartphones recently at Mohatta Palace in Karachi with the launch of OPPO F11 Series. The smartphone boasts of portrait photography in low light with several other innovative technologies. F11 Pro is equipped with a new 48MP ultra-clear camera system, a…

Mobile Journalism is the future of media industry: Prof. Dr. Khalid Sultan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in collaboration with Business Incubation Center (BICON) of NUML and Digital Broadcast Pvt. Ltd (DBTV.live). organized a four-day training session on Mobile Journalism aka MOJO. The training focused on making human centric stories through mobile phones. The training enriched the students with the technical knowledge…

Facebook Messenger gets dark mode

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Facebook Messenger’s dark mode is rolling out to globally today, as announced on Facebook’s product blog. The feature was previously hidden behind an Easter egg activation that made users send a crescent moon emoji in order to activate it. Now, users can enable the mode through a toggle switch in their settings,…

Apple and Qualcomm square off in US court

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

NEW YORK (BBC News): Apple and Qualcomm will face off in court as a billion-dollar legal battle over smartphone chips gets under way. The trial is the culmination of a long-running battle between the two over the cost of the processors that phones use to connect to mobile networks. Apple claims Qualcomm is charging too…

Health

Food allergies can strike at any age

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring CALIFORNIA: You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you’ve eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top—but not the only—food culprits are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish, wheat and soy, according to the…

195,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen in 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

SANAA (AA): At least 195,000 suspected cases of cholera have been registered in Yemen since Jan. 1 of this year, while more than 3,000 people have died of the disease since 2016, according to an international aid NGO. “Some 195,000 people are suspected to have contracted the disease so far this year, of whom more…

Purple corn likely to reduce inflammation, diabetes

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: New research suggests that chemicals in purple corn can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance in a mouse cell model. Eating a healthful diet is a cornerstone of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Fruit, nonstarchy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes are all on the list of foods that…

1.64 m kids up to 10 years to be vaccinated in April campaign: DC

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: In view of the persistent virus circulation in the sewage water of the provincial capital the district administration has decided to conduct special anti-polio campaign wherein children upto 10 years of age will be vaccinated against the crippling disease. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Dr Imran Hamid Sheikh while addressing…

Parental behavior vital to helping children with anxiety cope: Psychologist

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: A psychologist said that parents who accommodate their children’s anxiety might be doing more harm than good. Instead of comforting them, parents should allow their children to cope with anxiety on their own.   To deal with childhood anxiety, parents have to learn to step back and allow their children to face…

Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has in recent…

Travel

Solid measures afoot for promotion of tourism in scenic Gilgit Baltistan

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

SCTH announces plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom, as part of a lending initiative to aid the sector in underdeveloped Saudi regions. Abdul Majid bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Nasser, the SCTH’s director general of tourism investment, said that the initiative,…

Giant’s Causeway tourism impact examined by National Trust

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A year-long study will assess the impact of more than one million tourists a year on the Antrim coast. It was commissioned by the National Trust, which manages two main sites that attracted 1.5m visitors in 2019. With the projected growth in tourism, the trust says numbers visiting the Giant’s Causeway and…

GB: Efforts on to further promote tourism in land of glaciers

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

F.P. Report GILGIT: Commissioner Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Region, Hamza Salik said on Monday that GB is most peaceful part of the world with people extraordinary hospitable–that is why around 1.7 million tourists visited the region last year among which 0.5 million came to only to Baltistan that is a record to be noted. Addressing the…

Too many travelers, too few planes is US airlines’ 737 MAX summer dilemma

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

CHICAGO (Reuters): Normally US airlines compete to sell tickets and fill seats during the peak summer travel season. But operators of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX are facing a different problem: scarce planes and booming demand. The grounding of Boeing Co’s fuel-efficient, single-aisle workhorse after two fatal crashes is biting into U.S. airlines’ Northern Hemisphere…

Swat Expressway to prove as gateway for tourism promotion in Pakistan, inauguration on May 25

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Expressways play a pivotal role in economic and tourism development of a country as it provides an easy access to isolated and less visited destinations of tourism, heritage and archeological sites to generate substantial revenue for the national kitty. Like most of developing countries, tourism industry is also underperforming since long in…

Articles

AIPAC’s weakening grip on US foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Abukar Arman Despite the 18,000 faithful who came the past weekend to pledge their unwavering support to Israel, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) finds itself in a Dickensian moment of history that could be retrospectively described as: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times” or it was the…

Why is Bahrain revoking nationality of its citizens?

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Saad Hasan More than 900 people have been stripped of their citizenship since 2012 in what human rights groups say is political repression. When thinking of terrorism, Bahrain has barely been in the international spotlight. When it comes to the number of people killed by terrorists, the tiny archipelago in the Persian Gulf is safer…

Let’s face truth, rural Afghanistan has been lost

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Emran Feroz Foreign invaders and elite urban Afghans have long underestimated or ignored rural Afghanistan, and they have all paid the price of doing so. A few days ago, massive protests took place in the province of Helmand, southern Afghanistan. The night before, Afghan and American forces raided another home in the region. According to…

Boggling higher education in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Asmatullah Khan Higher education is the prime input for the acceleration of technological, scientific and research oriented skill in the country to achieve the objective of speedy economic development and higher productivity. Discoveries, innovations, scientifically accelerated socio –economic development, modern research and latest industrial and agricultural technologies are the outcomes of the productive research oriented…

Modi’s post Pulwama Blues

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on April 06, aptly criticised India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for whipping up war hysteria in an attempt to win more seats in general elections. Pakistan and India were almost on the brink of war when earlier in February both countries launched tit for tat air strikes. India…

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Robert Burns WASHINGTON: It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and European analysts and current…

Editorial

Wave of terrorist attacks

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

Money laundering investigation

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

While giving briefing to journalists after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Federal Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry disclosed that Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has been authorized to investigate money laundering related charges. Up till now the matter was within the purview of Federal Investigation Agency which also conducted crackdown to curb money laundering through Hundi…

Peshawar anti-terrorist operation

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

An intelligence based joint anti-terrorist operation was conducted by Peshawar Police and personnel of Special Service Group of Army in Phase-7 of posh Hayatabad Township. It lasted for 17 hours in a densely populated street. In the gun battle between the terrorists and security forces a police Assistant Sub-Inspector Qamar Alam was martyred and five…

Urging pursuit of technology

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

Addressing a summit, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain emphasised the pursuit of modern technology and its indegenisation for achieving sustained level of economic growth and prosperity of the people. Lamenting over the deliberate destruction of technological base of the country, the minster recalled that in the decade of 1960s transmitters and other radio equipments were…

IMF bailout versus debt sustainability

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2019

Contrary to the government’s version of successful negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), media reports reveal that agreement on bailout package may hit snags on the condition of sharing all the details of Chimes loans obtained under CPEC framework and short term exorbitantly high interest bearing commercial loans. The conditions of the Washington based…

Quetta market attack

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2019

Amid apparently tight security environment an Improvised Explosive Device went off in vegetable market at Hazargani area in Quetta, killing 20 people and injuring 48 others. One FC soldier was killed and three wounded in the bomb blast. The area has witnessed similar attacks over the past eight years, targeting members of Hazara Shia Community.…

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…