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Zardari sees attacks on him an attempt to revoke 18th amendment

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Saturday that he was being attacked from all directions in order to force him to agree to repeal the 18th constitutional amendment that empowers provinces. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the former president said during the general elections, “I tried to…

CJ again finds death row inmate Shahrukh Jatoi enjoying C-Class

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who is hearing different cases in the Karachi registry of apex court, on Saturday morning, visited Malir Jail where he found the death row inmate, Shahrukh Jatoi, availing C-Class, prompting the top judge to order shifting son of the landlord to his death cell. This is the…

Ahsan Iqbal’s attacker awarded 27-year jail sentence

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report GUJRANWALA: A special court in Gujranwala on Saturday awarded 27-year jail sentence and fined Rs190000 to accused Abid in Ahsan Iqbal attack case. The court also directed accused to pay a fine of Rs60000 to former interior minister whereas an additional three-year jail sentence was awarded over possession of illegal weapons. The court…

SC orders removal of encroachments in Karachi within 15 days

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered that the illegal encroachments in the metropolis be removed within the next 15 days. A bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar heard a case against land mafia in Karachi at the SC’s Karachi registry. During the hearing, in which Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar…

Information Minister dismisses rumors of Israeli PM secret visit to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister, Fawad Chaudhry has dismissed the rumors that Israeli premier has landed in Islamabad on a secret visit on Saturday. Chaudhry said this on twitter in a response to a tweet of former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal demanding immediate clarification from the federal government on the issue. He wrote that…

FIA arrests Anwar Majeed’s son in a money laundering case

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday arrested Namar Majeed, son of chairman of Omni Group Anwar Majeed from premises Supreme Court of Pakistan’s (SC) Karachi Registry on Saturday in a money laundering case through a fake bank accounts. According to details, Namar Majeed, who was on initial bail and was summoned by…

Global

Pakistan invites US to invest in CPEC

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Imran not coming to US with begging bowl: Qureshi Jalil Afridi Washington DC: Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi while inviting the US administration to invest in China Pakistan Economic Corridor said that it is a wrong impression that the said project is only about Pakistan and China. Pakistani foreign minister also said that the…

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Italian, Chinese majors vie in Pakistan’s mega LNG tender

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Monitoring Desk): Italian oil major Eni , China’s overseas energy unit PetroChina and two trading houses are vying to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Pakistan in one of the largest tenders ever worth billions of dollars, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. The 240-cargo 10-year tender, which is likely to…

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Kosovo premier resigns after summons from Hague court

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

BELGRADE, Serbia (AA): Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Friday stepped down after being summoned as a war crimes suspect by a special tribunal in the Hague. In a news conference on Friday, Haradinaj said he was called a “suspect” by the Kosovo Special Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague, so he resigned as prime minister.…

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Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

TEHRAN (AP): Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump’s claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf in another escalation of tensions between the two countries less than a month after Trump nearly launched an airstrike. The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and…

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Trump’s harsh words on ‘squad’ reinforce dark posts online

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP): Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should “go back” to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and inaccurate content has circulated on far right blogs, news sites and social media accounts about…

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Merkel says Trump tweets ‘go against what makes America great’

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

BERLIN (AFP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned President Donald Trump’s xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US leader’s attacks “go against what makes America great”. “I firmly distance myself from (the attacks) and I feel solidarity towards” the women, she told journalists. “In my view, the strength of America lies…

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Pakistan

Reforms being made in FBR to include middle class in tax net: Shabbar Zaidi

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board Revenue Shabbar Zaidi says reforms are being made in the Federal Board of Revenue under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Talking to media in Islamabad today, he said that it is his responsibility to improve the tax base under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He…

NAB freezes Shahbaz family’s 150 bank accounts

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore chapter on Friday freeze 150 bank accounts of the family members of Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif. According to sources, a letter had been written to the State Bank by the anti-graft watchdog after which the central…

Opposition won’t accept pressure over Chairman Senate move: Hasil Bizenjo

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo on Friday said that the opposition will not come under any pressure to withdraw from its move against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. Talking to media with other opposition senators on side, Hasil Bizenjo, the opposition candidate for the top seat of the upper house, said that the majority…

Speaker NA issues details of production orders released for MNAs in NAB custody

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Speaker National Assembly (NA) Asad Qaiser on Friday issued details of production orders issued for the Members National Assembly (MNAs), who are in custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The details were issued following the plea filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique in the Lahore High Court (LHC), seeking details of the…

ECP finalizes election arrangements in erstwhile FATA district

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday said that more than 2.8 million people will vote for the 16 Provincial Assembly seats in merged districts of erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) whereas Pakistan Army will take the control of polling stations for security measures. ECP Spokesperson Nadeem…

Pakistan, Iran to expedite work on new border crossings

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran on Thursday mutually agreed to speed up the pace of work for the opening of new border crossings and effective border management. The understanding was reached at the second session of a meeting of the Pakistan-Iran Higher Border Commission (HBC). The Pakistani delegation was led by Director General (Afghanistan,…

Afghanistan

SCA reopens clinics in Wardak with Taliban’s consent

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

KABUL (AT News): The Swedish aid group has reopened dozens of its health centers operating in central Wardak province which were shut down after Taliban threats, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) spokesperson said on Friday. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), which has been operating in the country for decades, said on last Wednesday…

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NATO stresses on its timely withdraw from Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary-General of NATO, in the ASPEN Security Forum stresses that the NATO forces are to train the Afghan forces and will leave Afghanistan in a suitable time. Mr. Stoltenberg Says that NATO will not stay in Afghanistan longer than it’s needed. He adds that NATO is trying to train…

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Abdullah expects Taliban accept truce offer

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

KABUL (AT News): Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah calls on Taliban to accept the government’s ceasefire offer if the militants really want peace in the country. “If Taliban think that they will gain peace through negotiations with the US, this is impossible,” Abdullah said Friday in the Kabul conference on peace. He that there were some…

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Some ex-MPs have not returned govt arms, vehicles

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Sources from the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, told TOLOnews on Friday that some former MPs have not returned over 1,400 firearms and more than 20 vehicles belonged to government while based on the law they should have handed them over to the parliament. According to sources, among the 1,400…

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IEC, CSO amend voters’ list for upcoming presidential election

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): The officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) say that they have received the voters’ list of all the provinces and have sent them to the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) to void the fake lists. They add that the voters’ list will be finalized in the near future. “The technical teams of…

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Peace marchers sell their properties to fund PPM activities

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Some members of the People’s Peace Movement, the PPM, have sold out some of their properties, including three shops and a health clinic, to fund the expenses of their gatherings and marches from one province to another, the activists acknowledged. The activists said they want to continue raising their voice for peace…

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Business

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

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

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

Report: Ghosn sues Nissan and Mitsubishi for breach of contract

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Former auto titan Carlos Ghosn, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for “improper termination” of his contract, French newspaper Le Figaro reported Ghosn is accusing the Japanese manufacturers of breaching his contract as an employee of NMBV, their joint subsidiary based in the…

No-deal could cause £30b economic hit

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The UK could be dragged into a recession if it implements a no-deal Brexit, with the economy shrinking by 2% and taking a £30 billion hit, an independent forecasting body warned on Thursday. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said growing uncertainty over the Brexit negotiations and a lack of confidence in…

SK cuts interest rate as Japan trade row simmers

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: South Korea’s central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate for the first time in three years as the economy struggles with sluggish global growth and with the country is embroiled in a trade spat with Japan. The Bank of Korea (BOK) lowered its key rate to 1.5 percent from 1.75…

State Bank designates Domestic Systemically Important Banks

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan has announced the designation of D-SIBs for the year 2019 under the Framework for Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) that was introduced in April 2018. The framework introduced by State Bank is consistent with the international standards and practices and takes into account the local dynamics. It…

OPPO Mobile keen to set up production unit in KP

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Renowned OPPO Mobile Phone manufacturing Chinese company (OPPO) Mobile Technologies) has expressed interest in the installation of production unit in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to meet the local demand of the provision of modern smart phone in the province. The offer was made by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) OPPO Mobile Technologies, George Long…

Sports

Sana Mir inducted in ICC Women’s Committee

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

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

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Sara, Meheq move in Tennis finals

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

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

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Shoaib wants PCB to utilize services of Yousaf, Younis

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

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

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Pakistan beat India to reach Baseball Cup final in Colombo

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan defeated arch rivals India 13-2 in the Semifinals of 14th West Asia Baseball Cup in Colombo on Thursday. Pakistan will meet the hosts and defending champions Sri Lanka in the final of the tournament on July 20, according to the Pakistan Federation Baseball. Pakistan team showed wonderful game to defeat India…

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Woods to miss cut despite improved round

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

PORTRUSH (Agencies): A battling Tiger Woods rediscovered some of the old magic at the British Open on Friday but the American will be packing for home after failing to make the cut at Royal Portrush. The 15-times major champion carded a one-under 70 but it failed to repair the damage of Thursday when he struggled…

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Zimbabwe sports minister denies interference in cricket

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

HARARE (Agencies): Zimbabwe sports minister Kirsty Coventry on Friday denied that the government had been interfering in the running of the country’s cricket. Coventry, a former Olympic swimming champion, said in a tweet she was “devastated” by the effect on players of a decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket because…

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Fashion & Movies

Charges dropped in US sex assault case against Hollywood star

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

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

Chris Hemsworth to be seen as Thor in next movie

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

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

Makers announce postponement of Prabhas-Shraddha starrer Saaho

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

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

Pooja Batra, Nawab Shah tie the knot

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

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

Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 remains steady at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur’s latest release Super 30 had a good first weekend at the box-office. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film revolves around the life of mathematician Anand Kumar. He is known to have taught several underprivileged students to crack the toughest entrance examination of the country. Hrithik immersed himself…

Tarun Arora to play a villain in Akshay Kumar’s Laxmi bomb

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar’s look from Laxmmi Bomb has gotten everyone excited and eager to watch the film. He’s seen in a unique get up on the poster of the film. Also, KiaraAdvani will be seen opposite the actor for the first time in a film. The latest news talks about the actor who…

Science & Technology

Get ready for improved, redesigned Twitter.com

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: With more social media platforms coming in business, all the social networks are now looking for innovative ways to change the user experience. Twitter, for several years, remained unchanged with only a few new features, polices and tools, here and there. However, this time, Twitter has opted for a major change with…

Russian CEO denies FaceApp faces privacy concerns

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US consumer protection body, to “look into the…

Russia launches major new telescope into space

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn Saturday that kicked the spacecraft out of Earth’s orbit and on to its final…

India cancels Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

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

Facebook’s Libra currency under fire

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

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

Japan just landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: The life of an asteroid is lonely. The rocks spend eons drifting through the cold vacuum of space. But on Wednesday, the asteroid Ryugu welcomed a special visitor: Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe successfully landed on the asteroid’s surface at 21:06 ET (01:06 UTC on Thursday). The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched Hayabusa-2…

Health

Sri Lanka: Over 29,000 dengue cases reported in July

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: A total of 29,123 dengue cases and 58 dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country so far this year as of July 17th, the Epidemiology Unit said. According to the Govt. Information Department, the highest number of dengue cases, 6297 had been reported from the Colombo district while…

Too much sugar in baby foods, warns UN

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

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

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

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

Gut Bacteria could trigger high blood pressure: Scientists

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

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

Polio vaccination campaign in affected districts starts today

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report Peshawar: In response to polio cases recently reported from Torghur and Shangla, three days polio case response vaccination campaign will be conducted from July 15 to 17, 2019 in affected and surrounding districts of Hazara and Malakand Division. Children missed during the campaign will be vaccinated on the fourth – catch up day…

Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAO PAULO: Brazilian and European researchers have demonstrated exactly how a nanotechnology-based compound delivers an oral vaccine against hepatitis B to the immune system. When particles containing silica and an antigen combine, even though they are different sizes, they reach the intestine without being destroyed by the acidity of the digestive system. A…

Travel

Govt in touch with reputed firms for promoting tourism in GB

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Assistant Director Tourism AstoreRahat Ali has said that the GilgitBaltistan is a best place for promotion of tourism as it possesses numerous potential tourism sites which if properly explored could generate handsome revenue for the GB Govt. The GB utilizing all its resources for the development of tourism in Gilgitbaltistan, said while…

Italy rail group incorporates development of tourism into its industrial plan

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: The Polo of Tourism of the Italian State Railways System FS Group dedicated itself to the development of tourism in Italy, as disclosed to the press in Rome. A presentation took place at the Roma Tiburtina, a second major railway station in the city, in the presence of Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister…

Babuzai wildlife range attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Following construction of Swat Expressway and Sangao-Buner road, the importance of Katlang tehsil of Mardan for tourism has significantly enhanced where people are coming to watch Baizai Irrigation Channel’s waterfalls and different types of wildlife at Babuzai wildlife Range. People along with families and friends are coming in large number to watch…

Northern Ireland tourism shaped by decades of change

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

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

Cuba revises down tourism target after US cruise ban

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

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

Rama lake, Dewsai plains attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Rama lake and Dewsai plains are attracting a large number of tourists these days in Astore from other parties of the country to enjoy its natural beauty and take some respite from scorching heat in plain areas of Pakistan. On last Sunday, domestic tourists thronged to Rama lake, Dewsai plains and others…

Articles

Sarrazin and German Social Democrats’ stance on Islamophobia

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Farid Hafez It is the third attempt by the Social Democrats to exclude ThiloSarrazin from their party on allegations of racism. A chance for the Social Democrats to sharpen their profile? Sarrazin was leading as a bestselling author in Germany for a whole 21 months throughout the years 2010 and 2011.  There is no comparable…

The extent of Iran’s deep state within Iraq

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

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

The paralyzed & derailed economy of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

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

The best defence against Polio

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

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

Awaiting ICJ Verdict on Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Iqbal Khan International Court of Justice (ICJ) is all set to announce its decision in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is an active service Commander (equivalent of Lieutenant Colonel) of Indian Navy, and working for India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan. In his subsequent trial…

Editorial

Interaction with trade bodies

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

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

Diplomatic and legal victory

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

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

Billion tree plantation’s next phase

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

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

Monetary policy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Raza Baqir announced the monetary policy for the next two months under which the interest has been raised by 100 basis points to 13.25 percent which is almost close the one that prevailed in the decade of 1980s. Interest rate has been increased for the 9th time during one year.…

Restrictive induction policy for doctors

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has claimed to have substantially increased allocations for health sector in the current year budget. But the restrictive induction policy for Trainee Medical Officers (TMOs) depicts different picture. This year 900 talented young doctors passed FCPS part-1 examination and they met the criteria for induction as TMOs to complete the mandatory training…

SBP quarterly report

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

The Central Bank has released the third quarterly report of the last fiscal year on the performance of the economy in which the factors responsible for de-accelerated economic growth to 3.3 percent has been reflected threadbare which include insignificant increase in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Earlier the Economic Survey Book had revealed negative growth…

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…