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Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan invites Indian delegation to finalise agreement

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has invited an Indian delegation to Islamabad to finalise the Kartarpur agreement, two months after Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the corridor, which connects two Sikh holy sites — Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan and Dera Baba Nanak in India. The draft agreement between the two […]

Sahiwal ‘shootout’ stirs heated debate in National Assembly

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Sahiwal tragic incident, in which four people were killed in a Punjab police alleged encounter, stirred a heated debate in the lower house of parliament on Monday with the opposition hitting out at the government over its ‘failure to rein in’ law enforcement agencies. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif […]

PM Imran’s Qatar visit to further expand bilateral relations: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Qatar would further expand relations between Pakistan and Qatar. “There’s an enormous potential in amplifying Pak-Qatar relations,” Mehmood Qureshi said while talking to media before leaving for a two-day visit to Qatar along PM Imran Khan. He said […]

13 dead in truck-bus collision in Hub

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report HUB: At least 13 people lost their loves when a bus had a head-on collision with truck in Balochistan’s Hub city on Monday. According to details, the accident occurred near Bella cross where the bus caught fire soon after smashing into the truck. At least 16 people sustained severe wounds among whom four […]

Pak Naval Chief visits Bahrain

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report MANAMA: Chief of Pakistan Navy Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi paid an official visit to Bahrain on Monday, the spokesperson of Pak Navy reported. The Pakistan Naval Chief was received by the head of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force at their headquarters. The homage was also presented in a traditional way to Admiral Abbasi. […]

PM Imran to leave for Qatar today

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will reach Qatar on a two-day visit today (Monday). PM Imran Khan is visiting the country on the invitation of Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hammad Al Thani. During his visit, PM Imran will meet the Emir of Qatar and his Qatari counterpart, Abdullah bin Nasser bin […]

Global

Taliban attack kills more than 100 security personnel in central Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

KABUL (Reuters): The Taliban killed more than 100 members of the Afghan security forces inside a military compound in central Maidan Wardak province on Monday, a senior defense official said. “We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training center, eight special commandoes are among the dead,” said […]

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Palestine resistance groups slam Israel strike in Syria

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

GAZA CITY (AFP): Hamas and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) have both condemned an Israeli air attack carried out Sunday night inside Syrian territory. “We condemn this Israeli aggression, which only serves to reconfirm that the Zionist entity is the main enemy of the Ummah [i.e., the Muslim people],” Hamas spokesman […]

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Taliban confirm second round of talks with US in Doha

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR, (Reuters): The Afghan Taliban and US representatives began formal talks in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar on Monday after the two sides agreed on a two-point agenda, the militia said in a statement emailed to the media. “The two-point agenda says a.) US-led foreign forces would end the “occupation” of Afghanistan, and b.) […]

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India’s BJP dismisses opposition election alliance

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

NEW DELHI (AFP): India’s ruling party on Monday dismissed the opposition’s chances at upcoming elections after hundreds of thousands of people attended a weekend rally bringing together 23 disparate parties opposed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Massive job losses and farm distress have damaged the aura of invincibility Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party […]

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America gets baked: You’ll never guess the biggest stoners

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Simon Constable NEW YORK: Drug use in the U.S. is on the rise and marijuana remains the indulgence of choice by a wide margin, according to a recent report from testing firm Quest Diagnostics. Marijuana also goes by the name weed, pot, ganja, and cannabis. “[…] drug test positivity in the majority of industry sectors […]

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Muslims unite to provide shutdown relief

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MISSOURI: The current government shutdown, which began on December 22, 2018, has become the longest in United States history. tdown is causing financial distress for hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens who rely upon the federal government as their main source of income. Currently in it’s 29th day, the shutdown has left an […]

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Pakistan

One kills two hurt in road mishap

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: One volunteer of pro-government organization, Tawheed-ul-Islam (TI) was killed and two other sustained injuries when their vehicle plunged into a deep ravine here at Zayarai area of Landi Kotal, sub-division on Monday. The administration sources told that the three supporters of TI,on boarded in non custom paid car were on its […]

5 new skiing resorts to be set up in KP: Atif says

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Tourism Atif Khan Monday said that five new skiing resorts would be established with support of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the province. Talking to PAF Air Officer Commanding Northern Air Command Air Vice Marshal Sarfraz Khan regarding Malamjabba Skiing Festival, he said PAF has vast experience in […]

Snowfall disconnects road links to many areas

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: A new spell of snowfall and rain started in Hazara division brought the mercury level below zero in most parts of the region. Naran, Battagram, Torghar, Thandyani, Galiyat and other parts in upper Hazara division received heavy snowfall during last 24 hour. The Met Office forecast snowfall for next two days while […]

Names of CTD personnel involved in Sahiwal shootout revealed

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The names of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel, involved in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal, have been revealed. According to the sources privy to the development, the CTD team was led by Sub-Inspector (SI) Safdar Hussain, whereas Ahsan, Muhammad Ramzan, Saifullah and Hasnain Akbar were also present in the team. The […]

Politicizing judiciary will waterlogged a honorable institution: Nafisa Shah

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD (NNI): The Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian’s central secretary Information Nafisa shah has said that PTI is a tribe on looters, from Aleema Khan to Aleem Khan, PTI has been full with such plunderers. In a statement issued from PPP media cell, responding to the PTI’s move of filing a petition in SC […]

Bakhtiar calls for provision of basic facilities to uplift Gwadar

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar has called for the provision of basic facilities for the uplifting of Gwadar city. He was chairing a meeting in the federal capital here today, to review progress on the Gwadar City Master Plan project. The Director General Gwadar Development Authority, PDC […]

Afghanistan

Local Firm Invests $50 Million In Iron Industry

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

KABUL (TOLONews): A local firm has invested over $50 million dollars in the iron melting industry in Kabul and has created job opportunities for dozens of people. Officials of the firm said they have started their activities and the factory has the capacity to produce up to 700 tons of iron products in 24 hours. […]

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15 militants killed in operations

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Special Forces and Coalition Forces conducted separate operations Baghlan and Uruzgan and Helmand, killing at least 15 militants. Afghan Special Forces conducted a clearance operation in Pul-e Khumri district of Baghal province, killing 12 Taliban fighters and wounding 8 others. A coalition air strike in Tarin Kot of Uruzgan left […]

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Salang pass closed for traffic

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk CHARIKAR: The Salang highway, connecting northern provinces with Kabul, has been closed for traffic as a result of heavy snowfall, an official said on Sunday. Eng. Abdul Basir Habibi, the highway’s maintenance commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News it had been snowing for the past three days. The snowfall has been recorded at 120 […]

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MAIL helps more 30 thousand Afghan women

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock of Afghanistan (MAIL) has assisted more than 30 thousand Afghan women who were facing economic challenges through its 1397 fiscal year upliftment program by creating green houses, domestic gardens, vegetable process centers and distribution of working kits. MAIL spokesman Akbar Rustami said around 30,305 women […]

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Balkh women’s interest grows in learning car driving

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Interest among women about learning professional car driving has increased in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, a female instructor says. Lailuma Ihsan, 45, who heads a women driving centre, said she established the centre three years back after consultations with a number of women. She said initially women showed little interest in […]

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Gen. Dostum endorses Abdullah Abdullah in upcoming presidential elections

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The leader of Junbish Millie Party and First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum endorsed Abdullah Abdullah in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled of 20th of July this year. Abdullah, the Chief Executive of the Unity Government, will run for president together with Enayat Babur Farahmand, the Chief of Staff of the […]

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Business

Small electric cars may be unaffordable for some

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

BERLIN (Reuters): The move to electric vehicles will make cars significantly more expensive, meaning they may become unaffordable for people on low incomes in the future, the chairman of Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said in an interview published on Sunday. The German carmaker is still reeling from a 2015 scandal over cheating on emissions tests and needs […]

65% of UAE workers expect a salary increase in 2019, says new survey

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): The majority of employees in the country are now expecting a bump in their monthly incomes this year, following a year of no wage adjustments in 2018. That’s according to the results of the latest survey among more than 1,200 residents in UAE. Among those polled, 65 per cent confirmed they did not […]

JPMorgan sees Gulf bond sales slipping as rates, volatility rise

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the biggest arrangers of Gulf bond deals, expects sales to slip in 2019 from last year’s $78 billion, as issuers turn cautious amid rising interest rates and market volatility. In the past, when there has been uncertainty either “in rates or in spreads, regional issuers tended to […]

Boeing 747 jumbo jet to open in Bahrain

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

DUBAI (Gulf News): The kingdom of Bahrain will be opening an eco-friendly underwater theme park that will be the largest in the world. Spanning an area of more than 100,000 square meters, the eco-friendly destination will be the final resting place for a 70-meter decommissioned Boeing 747 aircraft, the largest plane ever to be submerged. […]

Toyota, Panasonic to set up EV battery JV in 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

TOKYO (Reuters): Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Panasonic Corp (6752.T) are set to launch a joint venture next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in an effort to compete with Chinese rivals, a source familiar with the matter said. The joint venture, to be owned 51 percent by Toyota and the rest by […]

Emerging market stocks dip

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): Emerging market stocks slid off a more than six-week peak on Thursday amid cautious risk sentiment among investors, while developing world currencies weakened against a resolute dollar, losing all ground gained over the past two days. Emerging market equities from China and Hong Kong to South Africa dipped, while South Africa’s rand softened […]

Sports

Malik relishing playing alongside Afridi in PSL

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik is relishing the opportunity to play alongside former Pakistan captain and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi, during the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). While speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Malik said Afridi still has a lot to offer in the field and he is […]

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Atletico shoot for football future in cricket-mad Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

LAHORE (AFP): Spain’s Atletico Madrid are taking on a challenge tougher than winning La Liga — developing football in cricket-mad Pakistan, where bat and ball are king, pitches come with stumps not goalposts, and even the prime minister is a former World Cup winner. During a recent session at the club’s new facility in Lahore […]

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Pacquiao dominates Broner in unanimous decision win

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

LAS VEGAS (Agencies): WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao showed flashes of his past brilliance as he delivered a dominant performance to earn a unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas on Saturday. The 40-year-old Filipino multiple world champion was quicker and more accurate as he controlled each round and cruised to the triumph […]

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Shoot-out sees Vietnam beat Jordan, reach Asian Cup quarters

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): Vietnam emerged victorious from a penalty shoot out with Jordan to become the first team to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Sunday — after being the last side to scrape into the round of 16. After extra-time finished at 1-1, BT Dung rolled in the decisive spot-kick for a 4-2 penalties win […]

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Halep sets up Serena showdown as Djokovic relentlessly marches on

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

MELBOURNE (Agencies): World number one Simona Halep set up a headline last 16 showdown with Serena Williams by beating her sister Venus Saturday as Novak Djokovic’s relentless drive towards more Australian Open glory cranked up another gear. On day six at Melbourne Park, the Romanian finally hit form to pull off her best win of […]

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Haris Sohail unlikely to take part in PSL4

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Left-handed batsman Haris Sohail is unlikely to take part in the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to a knee injury. Sohail was drafted in by the Lahore Qalandars during the draft in Islamabad on November 20 but it seems like he won’t be able to play for the franchise […]

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Fashion & Movies

Madhur Bhandarkar to direct a film based on mafia of UP

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Madhur Bhandarkar’s last release was two years back. Indu Sarkar, his last film did not quite create the impact that it was meant to, however, now the director is all set to start a fresh project. Madhur is known for his hard-hitting films like Corporate, Page 3, Fashion and more and now […]

Alia is a ‘Gundi’ says Mahesh Bhatt after watching Gully Boy trailer

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Earlier this week, makers of Gully Boy released film’s official trailer. The film stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. The duo have done various films together and share insane chemistry and we’re sure they are going to blow us with their performance. While Ranveer already shared Deepika’s reaction to the trailer, it’s […]

Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming Cheat India to now release as ‘Why Cheat India’ on January 18

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: All set for January 18 release, Emraan Hashmi’s Cheat India has created a great buzz. Coming as a surprise, the film now has a change in its title because of last-minute objection from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The film which was earlier called, Cheat India is now called, Why […]

Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai likely to be seen together in Mani Ratnam’s movie

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Coming in as a great surprise for all cinema lovers, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Amitabh Bachchan may come together for Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus period drama. Touted to be as big as the Baahubali franchise, the film will reportedly star Aishwarya playing the female lead and has already signed the dotted line. […]

Los Angeles court rejects Judd harassment allegation against Weinstein

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AFP): A Los Angeles court on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein — but said she can move forward with allegations he defamed her and damaged her career. US District Judge Philip Gutierrez said the law covering sexual harassment within a professional relationship did not […]

Prateik Babbar to tie knot with Sanya Sagar on Jan 22

By The Frontier Post | January 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: While we witnessed several Bollywood weddings in 2018, looks like 2019 is going to be no different. After reports of Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar tying the knot this year surfaced on the internet, here’s another couple said to join the club. According to latest reports, Prateik Babbar is set to take […]

Science & Technology

Kia Motors previews post-autonomous driving era at CES 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAS VEGAS: Kia Motors is previewing a range of new technologies developed for the post-autonomous driving era at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, to be held in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11. Building on the the brand’s ‘Beyond Autonomous Driving’ vision for connected vehicles presented at CES 2018, Kia is […]

China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2019

BEIJING (AP): A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world’s first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon. Jade Rabbit 2 drove off a ramp the previous night and onto the soft, snow-like surface after a Chinese spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the moon’s […]

Apple admits fall in demand for iPhones, cuts revenue

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple said that demand for iPhones on the market is declining and its revenue guidance for its fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on Dec. 29, 2018, was revised downward. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to investors earlier in the day that the contraction in China’s smartphone market […]

China Lands Spacecraft on Far Side of Moon

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

BEIJING: China reached a milestone in space exploration on Thursday, landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, state media announced. The landing of the probe, called Chang’e-4 after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology, is one in a coming series of missions that underscore the country’s […]

Sony vows better face identification through new 3D sensors

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

LOS ANGLES: Sony, the global leader in imaging sensors both for smartphones and professional DSLR and mirrorless cameras is eager to establish itself as the go-to supplier for the next generation of visual-processing chips with a set of new 3D sensors. Speaking with Bloomberg last week, Sony’s sensor division boss Satoshi Yoshihara said Sony plans […]

NASA spacecraft survives risky encounter with faraway world

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

TAMPA (AFP): NASA rang in the New Year on Tuesday with a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, a cosmic body ever explored by humankind — a tiny, distant world called Ultima Thule — in the hopes of learning more about how planets took shape. A series of anxiously awaited “phone […]

Health

Neighbours suspends import of South African meat due to outbreak of foot and mouth disease

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

HARARE (Reuters): Botswana and the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly Swaziland, have suspended meat imports from South Africa while Zimbabwe is in the process of setting up a ban due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease. The disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle and sheep, was detected in a […]

Researchers develop ‘smart’ wound healing technique

By The Frontier Post | January 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: New research, published in the journal Advanced Materials, paves the way for “a new generation of materials that actively work with tissues to drive (wound) healing.” As more and more surgical procedures are performed in the United States, the number of surgical site infections is also on the rise. Chronic wounds that […]

Three more children die of malnutrition, epidemics

By The Frontier Post | January 10, 2019

F.P. Report THARPARKAR: Death toll of children due to malnutrition and epidemics in Tharparkar continues to climb as two more children expired, health department said. According to details, two malnutrition affected children who were under treatment at Civil Hospital Mithi in Tharparkar expired during treatment. The recent deaths due to malnutrition/epidemics have taken the toll […]

Dozen illegal health facilities sealed

By The Frontier Post | January 10, 2019

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: The health department on Wednesday launched drive against substandard medicines and quacks, sealing dozens of health facilities for violation of relevant laws and rules. The action has been taken following complaints were lodged by citizen on Pakistan Citizen Portal. The raid team included Senior Inspector KP-HCC Saeed Ur Rehman and KP- HCC […]

Green tea links with increased risk of type-2 diabetes: Study

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: A recent international study found that drinking green tea was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults. A total of 119,373 participants from the Shanghai Women’s Health Study (SWHS) and Shanghai Men’s Health Study (SMHS) were included in the study. The SWHS and SMHS are two large […]

Govt working to tackle polio eradication: PM

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that government continued to tackle Polio eradication as a national public health emergency. The prime minister was talking to Director General World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreye, who along with President of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Development Division Dr Christopher […]

Travel

Turkish Airlines to start new flights from Istanbul

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

ISTANBUL (AA): Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines will start new flights from the new Istanbul Airport, the company’s chief executive officer said on Friday. The carrier will fly to nine domestic — Diyarbakir, Kayseri, Hatay — and foreign — Moscow, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Ashgabat, Tbilisi — destinations, Bilal Eksi said in a Twitter post. […]

Turkey: Hotel occupancy rate up at 66.7 per cent in Jan-Nov

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Hotel occupancy rate across Turkey rose to 66.7 percent in the January-November period, a report revealed on Friday. The figure was up 10.3 percent on a yearly basis in the first 11 months of 2018, according to the Turkish Hotel Association (TUROB) report, based on a survey conducted by data and analysis company […]

You must try this tour guide in Egypt

By The Frontier Post | December 28, 2018

We’ve been promised three days of pristine beaches, snorkeling and encounters with the endangered Dugong (a marine mammal related to manatees). The bus is loud with chat and laughter. Organizers pass out water, chocolate and blue pins that say, ‘I am an Egyptian Adventurer.” Many of the students weren’t familiar with Marsa Alam. “I never […]

Bangkok is becoming the craft coffee capital of Asia

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: When Han Wang moved to Bangkok eight years ago, one of the first things he noticed was the coffee. Unlike the delicate light roasts and well-balanced flat whites Wang learned to appreciate while attending college in Australia, everything seemed “too sweet or bitter to even consider swallowing.” Starbucks had been a major […]

Dubai’s RTA takes action against illegal taxis around airports

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

DUBAI (Gulf Today):Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority will deport illegal taxi drivers offering unlicensed airport transport services, said Mohammed Waleed Nabhan, the RTA’s Director of Transport Activities Monitoring. So far 39 illegal taxi drivers have been caught by the monitoring team of RTA in the last term of this year.Fines ranging from Dhs20,000 to Dhs50,000 […]

Norwegian Air shores up its balance sheet

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

OSLO (Reuters): Norwegian Air(NWC.OL) announced a $230 million cost savings program on Monday along with steps including the refinancing of one Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dream liner that the budget airline said would generate more than $30 million in liquidity. It also said it was making several changes to its route portfolio as well as to […]

Articles

Afghanistan peace: A bridge far away

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2019

Iqbal Khan Taliban have warned the US that it would face the same fate as the Soviet Union in the 1980s if it did not leave Afghanistan. In a message sent on the anniversary of the “Take heed from the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan and abandon thoughts of testing the mettle of the already proven […]

The West’s multilateral war against Islam

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

Yusuf Kaplan The world as we know it is shattering. We are witnessing the hegemony of the world we know and the world that Western civilization built on earth together with modernity, collapse. The west is the prisoner of the world it built We have before us a paradox that is hard to see at […]

Netanyahu’s Israel is an ‘indispensable ally’ to no one

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

Abdullah Masri Here’s why Netanyahu’s attempt to use tensions between Arab states and Iran to deflect from the horrors of Israeli crimes won’t stand. Benjamin Netanyahu has outdone himself this time. While attending the inauguration of Brazil’s newly elected populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, he told Brazil’s Globo TV that Arab countries see Israel as an […]

President Trump is finally right on Syria

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2019

Hilal Kaplan On Wednesday, during a press conference following a meeting with cabinet members, US President Donald Trump gave one of his most reasonable speeches since he came to power. What he pointed out was right but couldn’t find sufficient cover in American media. According to the US president, although his predecessor Barack Obama described […]

Oil is behind Middle East’s failure to develop, and diversify

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

Adeel Malik Arab development and economies are running into the ground, and oil stands in the way of change. What’s keeping the Middle East from changing for the better? The failure of Arab development is multifaceted in nature, and manifests itself at all levels — economic, political and geopolitical. Over the last three decades, three […]

Treating Iraq as a colony doesn’t make you relevant, Trump

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq Unsurprisingly, US President Donald Trump has once again managed to demonstrate a masterclass in how to lose friends and alienate people. According to the White House, the president and first lady made an unannounced trip to visit US troops stationed in Iraq, having travelled there “late on Christmas night” to thank military personnel […]

Editorial

Netting non-filers

By The Frontier Post | December 30, 2018

The Inland Revenue Services Department of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), as usual, avoided a determined drive to net the non-filers. After a large exercise of serving 3,121 notices to high net individuals, who are non-filers of tax returns, a weak response has been received as only 220 of them have complied with the […]

Securing national interest

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

While addressing the meeting of Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzak Daud admitted that the free trade agreements (FTAs) with China and Malaysia and preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Indonesia had not been beneficial for the domestic industrial sector. He said these agreements shall be reviewed, […]

CPEC debt servicing

By The Frontier Post | December 28, 2018

The cautioning of the multilateral donator agencies about the Chinese debt to finance energy and infrastructure projects under the umbrella of CPEC has been vindicated. Pakistan will pay S40 billion on account of  loan repayment and profits to the Chinese investors of energy projects within 20 years against the loans obtained worth 21.40 billion. It […]

Foreign Minister’s whirlwind tour

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

The incumbent government has started a proactive diplomacy aimed at securing a political settlement of Afghan conflict. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Querishi has completed a whirlwind tour of four nations by visiting Kabul, Tehran, Beijing and Moscow with senior officials of the foreign office as a government policy of outreach in the neighborhood. Pakistan has […]

Penalising honest gas consumers

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

Stepping into the shoes of NEPRA, in a controversial move Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has allowed the state run gas utility—Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited—to recover billion of  rupees, which are outstanding against gas stealers and bills defaulters, from the honest consumers on account of gas theft during the last five years with […]

Delay in bailout package

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

The scale of adjustments being demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is too large and accession to the programme is likely to be delayed. There is no chance that adjustments a sproposed by the fund can be made because of its political and socio-economic repercussions. It has put the government in a quandary because […]

Letters to Editor

No respect for tax payers

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2018

I Want to draw the kind attention  of  Prime Minister  of Pakistan  that  this logic is not understood to me  that those most honest , Most patriotic, most philanthropists  and law-obeying  good citizen of Pakistan who  have being paid  income taxes  every year million of Rupees in most honestly ways, No any development works  are […]

Child laboring in Malakand

By The Frontier Post | April 28, 2018

Present government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa claims for every child in school as revealed in it drive for new enrollment in government sector’s schools. In Malakand the situation is sever in respect of child laboring. Every day in working places, hotels, break’s kilns, shops, filling stations and about all the laboring spots, each and every body […]

Pakistan Post

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2018

  Pakistan Post was once a pride Government Department for the nation. I have seen twice a day delivery by “Khaki” uniformed postmen. A postcard, probably abandoned today, just in 05 Paisa reached from Kemrai-Karachi to a village on the Torkham Border. A letter reached in “daair Anna” (there were 16 Annas in one Rupee). […]

President House an overrated budget

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2018

According to the allocated budget for the office of the President for the year 2016-17, the annual expenditures of the President House were to the tune of Rs801 m. Under the head of emp­l­oyees-related expenses, a sum of Rs567m has been earmarked. Of it, Rs105m has been earmarked for salary of staff, Rs82 million for […]

Courts extension to FATA

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2018

In Pakistan, there are many regions that are backward and deprived. Among those areas, FATA is the most deprived territory. Since 1901, the draconian British law, Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) is imposed on FATA. In every tribal agency, Political agent being the representative of the President of Pakistan, is the executive of the agency. Political […]

Letters to Editor

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2018

Harassment To the concerned authorities I am writing to bring In notice the issue of Board Of Intermediate Education Karachi being under total control of political party goons. Few days ago I went to Board of Intermediate Education Karachi. At the entrance few goons stopped me and asked me for the purpose of visit and […]

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