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CPEC to be made a success story: Fawad

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain  said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a gigantic economic project and the present government would ensure its success and also take steps to further expand it. Speaking during his visits to Pakistan Television Academy, Radio Pakistan Academy and Radio Dosti Channel…

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest at Jati Umra

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, was laid to rest in Jati Umra next to the resting place of her father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in-law Abbas Sharif on Friday. Her funeral prayers had been offered at Sharif Medical City, Raiwind near Lahore. Religious…

Turkey, Pakistan want best solution for Kashmir issue: Foreign Minister

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said Turkey and Pakistan want the best solution for the Kashmir issue. Qureshi said while addressing a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, at the Foreign Office. “Turkey stands by Pakistan during its tough times.” “Turkey supported Pakistan against Financial Action Task…

Govt announces public holidays on 9th, 10th of Muharram

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government has declared public holidays on 9th and 10th of Muharram all over Pakistan. This was stated in a notification issued by the interior ministry. The 9th and 10th of the following Islamic month will fall on 20th and 21st of September respectively. Strict security measures have been adopted in…

Pakistani mother begs reunion with her Indian sibling

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Family of Sumera, a resident of Karachi, visited her maternal aunt in a small village of Jam Nagar in Indian state of Gujarat in June 2001. Family returned but Sumera continued to stay in India after her elder sister tied her knot with her cousin, Seta Wali Muhammad, an Indian citizen on…

UK rejects online petition seeking Ishaq Dar’s deportation

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

LONDON (Monitoring Desk): The British government has rejected a petition which called on Theresa May’s government to deport former finance minister Ishaq Dar to Pakistan from London. The petition was filed by an activist from the UK around a month ago which was signed by more than 80 thousand internet users making a number of…

Global

Two killed, 7 injured as Russian plane makes emergency landing

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Two people were killed and seven injured when an Antonov An-24 passenger plane made an emergency landing at a regional airport in Russia’s Buryatia republic, in Siberia, on Thursday, the area’s emergency situations ministry said. There were 46 people, including four crew, on board the plane, which was en route from the…

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NATO urges Russia to return to missile treaty

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: NATO’s chief on Wednesday urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), saying that if it fails to do so, the alliance will respond. Speaking to reporters in Brussels before the start of a two-day defense ministers meeting, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said there is still a possibility…

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UN official points to Saudi gov’t on Khashoggi murder

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk GENEVA: A UN special rapporteur has said the evidence gathered during the inquiry into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi suggests that the Saudi state is responsible for the murder. “The evidence gathered by the inquiry suggests that the killing of Mr. Khashoggi constituted an extrajudicial killing, an enforced disappearance and possibly…

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India to go its own way with S-400s: Foreign minister

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday told the U.S. that it would act upon its own national interests while dealing with sanctions-hit Russia from whom New Delhi is procuring S-400 missile defense systems. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar made a joint statement in New Delhi after…

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Trump rules out ‘boots on the ground’ in any Iran war

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump ruled out Wednesday the deployment of U.S. ground troops in any prospective war with Iran, vowing that any conflict with the rival would not take long to finish. “I’m not talking about boots on the ground,” Trump told Fox Business. “I’m just saying if something would happen, it wouldn’t…

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Afghan peace deal ‘closer than ever’, says NATO chief

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: A peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan appears closer than ever before, said NATO Secretary General on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference ahead of the NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting in Brussels, Jens Stoltenberg underlined the need of political and military support for Afghanistan to achieve sustainable peace in the war-torn country.…

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Pakistan

Skardu: Five killed in lightning incident

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report SKARDU: At least five people including three children and gutted seven houses as lightning hit a village in Skardu, on Thursday. According to details, lightning hit a village of district Shaggar, Skardu, resulting in the death of five including three children on the spot. Getting information about the dreadful incident rescue teams reached…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Launderers united in APC to seek NRO: Awan

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan on Wednesday said that all the launderers had united in All Parties Conference (APC) to seek National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House, Babar Awan said that the opposition would never render resignations from the National Assembly. During the meeting with…

Opposition to fall apart in coming months: Rashid

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Wednesday said the apparent unity of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) was a farce and opposition would disintegrate in the coming months. Talking to media persons at the Parliament House, the minister said that PML-N was a party divided into ‘Shehbaz League’ and ‘Nawaz League’ and the…

By rejecting all cut motions, NA approves 26 demands for grants worth Rs 313.98 bln

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Wednesday approved 26 demands for grants worth Rs 313,984,993,000 related to various ministries and departments for the next financial year 2019-20 by rejecting all cut motions presented by lawmakers from opposition benches. The motions for reductions put before the house were for Cabinet, Aviation, Establishment, National Security, Poverty Alleviation…

PHC reinstates Advisors, Special Assistants to KP CM

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court Wednesday suspended a writ a petition challenging the appointment of three Advisers and two Special Assistants to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A divisional bench comprising Justice IkramUllah and Justice Musarrat Hilali in its decision on a writ petition filed by MPA Khushdil Khan of ANP declared the…

Afghanistan

Afghan President Ghani, PM Imran discusses regional issues

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday has met with Prime Minister Imran Khan and both leaders discussed matters related to the region, on Thursday. According to details, Afghan president Ghani, who is in the country on a two-day official visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan was given a guard…

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Afghan peace deal ‘closer than ever’, says NATO chief

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: A peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan appears closer than ever before, said NATO Secretary General on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference ahead of the NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting in Brussels, Jens Stoltenberg underlined the need of political and military support for Afghanistan to achieve sustainable peace in the war-torn country.…

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Scores of Taliban militants killed

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk FARYAB: The Afghan Special Forces killed 19 Taliban militants during an operation in Faryab province of Afghanistan. The informed military sources said Wednesday that the Special Forces killed the militants during the operation to retake BalChiragh district. The sources further added that the Special Forces also wounded 13 militants during the same operation.…

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In recaptured Afghan district, shattered forces show hints of a rebound

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk KHWAJA UMARI: The battle for control of an Afghan district is often fierce, involving car bombs, airstrikes and raids that destroy government buildings and leave a trail of bodies. But the Afghan military’s routing of the Taliban two weeks ago from KhwajaUmari, a district about 10 miles from Ghazni City, capped a rare…

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Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Uruzgan

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk URUZGAN: The Special Forces killed seven Taliban militants during an operation in Uruzgan. The informed military sources said Wednesday the militants were killed in Chorah district of Uruzgan. Furthermore, the Special Forces arrested 7 Taliban militants during the same operation. Meanwhile, the Special Operations Corps said the Special Forces killed 11 Taliban militants…

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Presidential candidates launch anti-govt protest rally

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Several presidential election candidates have launch a protect and slam the continuation work of President unlawful today in Kabul city. According to reports, the protest rally leading by M. HaneefAtmar leader of “Peace and Moderation” presidential election team. Roads linked Ghazi stadium to various parts of Kabul city have been closed by Afghan…

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Business

Dollar reaches all-time-high Rs 164.50 in interbank market

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The US dollar continued to soar against the rupee and on Thursday the US dollar rose by Rs2.34 in the interbank market to reach all-time-high Rs164.50. Earlier On Wednesday, the Pakistani rupee continued to weaken against the US dollar, reaching Rs162.47 in the interbank market. The rupee has been falling against the…

NEPRA approves hike in power tariff

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEP-RA) on Wednesday approved 10 paisa hike in power tariff for May under monthly fuel adjustment formula. The Central Power Purchase Agency Guarantee Limited (CPPA-G) has earlier sought increase in power tariff for May. The hearing was presided over by Member Punjab Saif ullah Chatta along…

US stocks fall after weak consumer data

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks fell Tuesday following disappointing US consumer data and measured comments from the Federal Reserve chief on the likelihood of an interest rate cut. Large technology companies including Amazon, Google parent Alphabet and Facebook were especially weak as US stocks fell further into the red as the session progressed.…

China bans imports of Canadian meat products

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk TRENTON: As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left Wednesday for the G20 Summit in Japan, China fired another salvo in deteriorating relations between the two countries by stopping all meat shipments from Canada. The official reason is that inspectors found residue of a feed additive in pork products – the additive ractopamine is…

Asian markets and gold drop, dollar boosted on Fed rate worries

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

HONG KONG (AFP/APP): Asian equities suffered fresh losses, the dollar rose and gold retreated Wednesday after top Federal Reserve officials dented hopes for a big interest rate cut next month, while traders are also fretting over this week’s meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Adding to the downward pressure were concerns about worsening tensions…

Al Baraka Pakistan expands its branch network

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Ltd. on Wednesday opened a branch at MalirCantt., Karachi. Al Baraka is a dedicated Islamic Bank offering a host of Shariah-compliant products and services for Retail and Corporate customers. With the opening of this branch, Al Baraka Bank’s branch network has now reached over 190 branches across 97…

Sports

Silva to leave Man City at end of 2019-20 season

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk MANCHESTER: Manchester City midfielder David Silva says he will leave the club at the end of the 2019-20 season. The Spaniard, 33, has won four Premier League titles, the FA Cup twice and the League Cup four times since joining the club in 2010, playing 395 times. He featured in 33 Premier League…

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Federer seeded No. 2, Nadal No. 3 at Wimbledon; Serena 11th

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk WIMBLEDON: Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club’s seeding system should be changed. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, was seeded No. 1 on Wednesday at the…

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Chris Gayle says he is among West Indies greats

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk Manchester: Chris Gayle says he deserves to be considered alongside the greats of West Indies cricket but is refusing to set a definite date for his retirement. The swashbuckling opener is still hoping the West Indies can sneak into the World Cup semi-finals, with India next in line at Old Trafford on Thursday,…

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Australia’s Starc reveals fan banter inspired his England demolition

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

London (AFP): Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc revealed a breakfast confrontation with a bantering fan inspired his ferocious spell in Tuesday’s World Cup win against England. Starc’s wife Alyssa Healy, who plays for the Australia Women’s team, brought the incident to light on Twitter, claiming an England supporter had fired up her husband with his…

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Logo of 33rd National Games unveiled

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs, Muhammad Atif Khan unveiled logo of the 33rd National Games in a colourful ceremony here at Qayyum Sports Complex. National games are to be held in KP after a decade in which participation of over 10000 players is anticipated. The 33rd National Games…

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CWC 2019: Babar Azam stars as Pakistan beat New Zealand to keep hopes alive

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan kept alive their chances of reaching the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, cruising to a six-wicket win against previously unbeaten New Zealand at Edgbaston. New Zealand scored 237 for six in their 50 overs but that total proved inadequate as Babar Azam scored an impressive unbeaten 101 and Haris Sohail (68)…

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Fashion & Movies

Kiara Advani to start shooting for Guilty from July

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kiara Advani is flooded with congratulatory messages for not just her performance in Kabir Singh but also for its stupendous run at the box-office. The film has made it to the 100-crore club in just five days of its release. And now, the actress is gearing up for her next. She will…

Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh joins Rs 100 crore club

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Directed by Sandeep Vanga the Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh is breaking box-office records one after the other. Trade analysts had not predicted this kind of response to the film the cash counters. Though critical reviews claim that the film is misogynistic and patriarchal, the audience has no complaints…

Tiger Shroff is going to choreograph the action sequences for Baaghi 3

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Tiger Shroff is all set to take the Baaghi franchise forward with Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh as his co-stars. He has taken up another responsibility in the film as well. It’s said the young action star is going to choreograph the action sequences for Baaghi 3. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and…

Big B’s look from Gulabo Sitabo gets leaked online

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The news, of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana coming together for Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, obviously got fans ecstatic. We’re sure the two will set the screen on fire with their acting skills. Interestingly, Shoojit Sircar also has directed Amitabh and Ayushmann previously in Piku and Vicky Donor respectively. Amitbah has already…

‘Kesari’ to be released in Japan on August 16

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After winning over the audience in India, Akshay Kumar’s Kesari is all set to conquer Japan. The war drama is slated to release on August 16 in the land of the rising sun. Produced by Dharma Productions and directed by Anurag Singh, the film stars Akshay Kumar as a Sikh warrior and…

Veteran actress Zaheen Tahira on ventilator

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Veteran actress Zaheen Tahira has been taken to the hospital in a critical condition after suffering a severe cardiac arrest in Karachi. Due to her deteriorating health, the actress has been put on the ventilator on Sunday. Celebrities have taken to social media to speak about her personality asking fans to pray…

Science & Technology

WhatsApp to end Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 OS support from 2020

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: The company has confirmed that it would no longer support these devices after February 1, 2020. Facebook-owned mobile Messaging service WhatsApp would no longer support devices using the Android 2.3.7 operating system and iPhones using iOS 7 after February 1, 2020. WhatsApp’s updated FAQs said on Tuesday that users whose devices…

Apple likely to launch the new 16-inch re-designed MacBook this September

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: According to the IHS market analyst Jeff Lin, Apple’s all-new 16-inch re-designed MacBook is set to be unveiled later in September as reported earlier by Forbes. Earlier this month Ming-Chi Kuo (industry’s most reputable Apple news leaker) reported that Apple will be unveiling a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a re-designed look. Now…

Google Duo now lets you send photos to contacts

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Google Duo was primarily introduced as a video calling app but over time, it has picked up many messaging features. Back in March, Google rolled out the video messaging feature to send recorded messages to up to five users at a time and last month, it was further improved with options…

NASA’s new supersonic jet will be missing a front window

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: When it comes to supersonic aircraft, engineers aren’t afraid to go with a weird design if it will get them a faster plane. In the latest instalment of such feats, NASA’s X-59 QueSST has taken the shape of a pencil with wings. The aircraft’s shape brings with it some interesting questions. For…

Microsoft is launching only one next-generation Xbox

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Microsoft revealed its next-generation Xbox Project Scarlett console on stage at E3 earlier this month, but many had been expecting two consoles to be unveiled. Rumors previously suggested that Microsoft was working on a pair of new devices: one codenamed Anaconda that would be high-end, and another codenamed Lockhart that would be…

Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros over fire risk

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: US technology giant Apple has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. “The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number,” the…

Health

New study suggests that drinking coffee could help with obesity

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk The bodies of all mammals are stuffed with two different kinds of fat. The kind we’re better acquainted with is white fat, which insulates us, cushions our organs, and acts as an energy reserve. Brown fat is less understood, though scientists do know its primary function is to generate body heat by burning…

Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes: Research

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk     COLUMBUS: A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The detailed analysis of health records and other data from patients in a private insurance plan in the Midwest provides a real-world picture of how…

Poor oral health increases liver cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Image taken from PixabayPoor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study suggests. Published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, the study investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of…

CM Murad announces establishment of endowment funds for HIV, AIDS patients

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday has announced to establish an endowment fund for the patients of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS. According to details, the endowment fund’s establishment has been ordered with the Rs1 billion to cure the affected patients. CM Sindh spokesperson told media that the…

Research reveals impact of both low and high iron counts

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A global study looking at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases has uncovered the impact of both low and high iron counts – and the news is mixed. People with high iron levels are not only protected against anemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to…

Encephalitis kills over 135 children

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The death toll due to suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in the Indian state of Bihar mounted to 136 on Friday, the state health department said. The total number of AES-afflicted children said to be under treatment has reached 600 children in 16 districts of the state. The maximum number of…

Travel

Chernobyl and the dangerous ground of ‘dark tourism’

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk CHERNOBYL: It’s the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, responsible for causing an incalculable number of deaths and exposing millions to dangerous radiation. It’s also a tourism hotspot, a place where visitors seemingly strip off for selfies in front of abandoned buildings and snap artistically macabre shots of ruined relics. This is…

New trends in travel and tourism

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: With the rise of low-cost airlines and a growing middle class around the world, the tourist industry has changed immensely. Although traditional travel comprising planned packages and all-inclusive stays is still alive and well, other types of travel are booming. Technology plays a significant role in many of the advancements in travel…

Crisis hits Dominican Republic over deaths of U.S. tourists

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk SANTO DOMINGO: The tourism minister grimaced as he read aloud the causes of death in autopsy reports of the growing number of Americans who have died recently while vacationing in the Dominican Republic: Heart attack. Septic shock. Pneumonia. More accustomed to ribbon-cutting ceremonies than to grappling with the uproar over Americans turning up…

KP police to introduce ‘Tourism Police Force’

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report TIMERGARA:  Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan has said the visit of thousands of tourists to scenic spots was an obvious proof that people of Malakand division were loving peace, prosperity and development. He said that lasting peace prevailed in all districts of Malakand division for which forces…

Myth: Strong baht deterring western tourists to Thailand

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: The rise and rise of the Thai Baht, and it’s pushing through the 31.05 to the US Dollar barrier on Wednesday, tops off a turbulent decade of current movement against some of the western currencies. The decade’s currency rise has also been matched by a meteoric explosion in tourism pushing Thailand into…

Icelanders in shock as tourism collapse halts economic miracle

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk REYKJAVIK: Gudrun Asta Gunnarsdottir found herself at ground zero of Iceland’s latest crisis. Four months into her second pregnancy, the 33-year-old check-in desk operator was told she was one of 315 workers being laid off at Reykjavik’s international airport. The news came as “a shock” and “caused a lot of sadness for everyone,…

Articles

Cautious optimism needed on Xi-Trump meeting in Osaka

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Zhao Minghao Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are set to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, amid widespread expectations of the rendezvous cooling tensions ignited by a corrosive US-launched trade war. Nonetheless, Beijing is aware that unless the Trump administration is willing to change its unrealistic…

Morsi died naturally or murdered?

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Iqbal Khan Former President of Egypt, Muhammad Morsi,  collapsed on June 17 just after having addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he was kept in during sessions;  during this address, he had warned that he had “many secrets” he could reveal, a judicial official said. In earlier court sessions he used to give…

Trump has a moment of sanity that begs for continuance

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Martin Love “Cocked and loaded” Donald Trump claimed the US military was, just before, as he alleges, he decided not to attack Iran last week because the lives of an estimated “150 Iranians” were too heavy a cost for the downing of an unmanned drone that was brought down in Iran’s territorial waters while on…

Intrusive Commentary on National Security: A Silly Venturing

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Iqbal Khan Ayesha Siddiqa is a former civil servant, and in that capacity she served as the director of naval research with the Pakistan Navy, making her the first civilian and the first woman to work at that position. She also worked in military accounts and as deputy director Defense Services Audit. She owes her…

Trump administration steps back from its own brinkmanship

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2019

Hakki Uygur After months of sabre rattling, the US government pulled back from a deeper crisis of its own making. But it remains to be seen whether this is a tactical retreat or an opportunity for a new way of thinking. Iran’s air defence missile systems shooting down a high-tech US military drone south of…

Istanbul vote not just about electing a mayor

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Faisal Al Yafai Given the stakes, the debate was surprisingly cordial. Against a backdrop of images of Istanbul, the two candidates for this Sunday’s rerun of the city’s mayoral election held a three-hour televised debate last Sunday, a rare occurrence in an electoral system more used to bombastic speeches. On one side was EkremImamoglu, the…

Editorial

Rising prices of eatables

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Certain regressive fiscal measures proposed in the yet to be passed federal budget for the next fiscal year have given impetus to hoarding and profiteering by the wholesale stock holders and produces of food commodities. A proposed increase in sales tax from 8 percent to 17 percent on sugar has significantly increased its price.  Instead…

Countering racism based Islamophobia

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2019

Pakistan’s representative at the United Nations Dr. MaleehaLodhi has presented six points plan that envisages how best the rising wave of Islamophobia in the western countries can be effectively countered. The plan includes legislations by countries prohibiting faith-based hatred; use of modern technology to block the publication of hate material on social media outlets; implementation…

Mining lease contracts

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Provincial Inspection Team has sent a memorandum to the Secretary Industries to handover the record of mining contracts in the tribal districts to the contractors for conducting a thorough probe into the matter. There were complaints about the issuance of illegal mining licenses to carry out mining of different minerals in these. This is not…

Multiple mode of taxation

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Although the agriculture income of big landlords in three provinces of the country is exempted from the levy of direct taxes and even their income from diary farming, livestock , poultry and fisheries has been enjoying immunity from income and corporate taxes till the Federal Tax Ombudsman declared it non agriculture income in 2017. But…

WSSP performance

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Water Supply and Sanitation Project had been launched in the previous government to provide hygienic environment to the citizens and ensure availability of clean drinking water to them. But it dismally failed in its mandated job of providing better municipal services to the people. The garbage and solid waste is not regularly lifted from the…

Vice Chancellors’ appointment

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

In a number of public sector universities the administrative slot of Vice Chancellor remained vacant for almost one year, while some newly established ones were being run by project director. This is one of the bad impacts of devolving higher education to the provinces under 18th Amendment. To create a smoke screen of observing merit,…

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…