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NAB orders inquiry against Nawaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over misuse of power

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

F.P.Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday approved an inquiry against former Prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over misuse of power. In a NAB executive board meeting chaired by chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, the accountability body gave a go-ahead to the probe against Nawaz, Abbasi, who served as minister…

PM Justice (retd) Mulk discusses security matters with COAS Bajwa

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Caretaker prime minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk and Army chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa on Wednesday discussed the country’s current situation. It was the first meeting between the army chief and Justice (r) Mulk since he was sworn in as caretaker premier last week. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister…

No one can control me as I am independent: Reham Khan

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Reham Khan, the renowned journalist and former wife of Imran Khan, has said that would not stop due to her character assassination by the PTI workers and adding that she is ready to face any court. This she said while talking to private news channel on Wednesday. Reham Khan said that she…

SC orders all respondents to submit written replies by June 9 in Asghar Khan case

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered Nawaz Sharif, Javed Hashmi and all other 31 respondents in the Asghar Khan case to submit written replies by 9 of this month. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, headed a three-member bench and it resumed the hearing of the implementation of the landmark judgment in…

Avenfield reference: NAB court approves Maryam Nawaz, Capt (r) Safdar’s exemption plea

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The accountability court approved the Capt (retd) Safdar and Maryam Nawaz exemption pleas for one day in the Avenfield reference case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family on Wednesday. Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir presiding the hearing, as the hearing went under way, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar’s lawyer…

Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad Khan takes oath as  caretaker KP CM

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad Khan has taken oath as the sixth caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Wednesday. KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has taken the oath from the interim provincial chief minister during a ceremony at the Governor House in Peshawar. The ceremony was attended by former provincial chief minister…

Global

Iran’s parliament puts CENTCOM on terror list

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): The Iranian parliament on Tuesday approved a bill placing the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) on the country’s terror list, according to the official IRNA news agency. The bill was passed in Majlis with 173 yes, 4 nay, and 11 blank votes. The bill was passed in order to counter the US move to…

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Trump on track for Supreme Court victory on census citizenship question

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Tuesday appeared inclined to hand President Donald Trump a victory on his administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a move opponents call a Republican effort to deter immigrants from taking part. During arguments in the closely watched case, conservative justices rallied…

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‘Pakistan’s nuclear bombs not for Eid either’: Mufti hits back at Modi

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

SRINAGAR (Monitoring Desk): Indian opposition leaders including occupied Kashmir’s Mehbooba Mufti have hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bragging about the country’s nuclear capability for electoral gains. Addressing an election rally in Rajasthan on Sunday, Modi threatened Pakistan, saying India’s nuclear capabilities were not being kept for “Diwali”. Pakistan had denounced the statement,…

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Sri Lanka president to change defense heads after attacks

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

COLOMBO (Reuters): Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said he expects to change the heads of the country’s defense forces within a day following their failure to prevent suicide bombs that killed over 300 people, despite the fact they had prior information about the attacks. “I will completely restructure the police and security forces…

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US president to pay state visit to UK in June

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

LONDON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to the U.K. in the first week of June, a statement from the Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. “The President of The United States of America, President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by Mrs Melania Trump, has accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to…

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Reuters journalists lose appeal in Myanmar

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar (AA): Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists Tuesday against their sentences for reporting on extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Shortly after the court session started, Supreme Court Justice Soe Naing read a statement confirming the court’s decision to uphold the convictions. “The court upholds…

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Pakistan

Providing relief to people in tribal districts top priority: CM Mahmood

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan here on Tuesday said that providing relief to the people in newly merged tribal districts was the top priority of the provincial government. Talking to a delegation of tribal elders hailing from South Waziristan district, who called on him in Peshawar, CM Mahmood Khan said,…

No load-shedding being carried out on 80% feeders, NA told

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that no load-shedding is being carried out on eighty percent feeders across the country. Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Fazal Muhammad Khan, Minister for Power Omer Ayub said that out of 8610 total feeders, no load management is being carried out on…

Two MQM-London target killers arrested in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies here on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two suspected target killers associated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-London) in Surjani Town area of Karachi. Rangers spokesperson said, “Acting on a tip-off, the paramilitary force conducted raid at house in Kaneez Fatima society and arrested two target killers associated with…

Law Minister hints at bringing Presidential system through referendum

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farugh Naseem on Tuesday hinted at bringing Presidential system through a referendum. He expressed that an amendment would be required with a two third majority for this purpose. The Minister further said that currently no such change in law is under consideration adding that PM can get approval from…

Corruption cases not to be dragged for years: chairman NAB

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday directed the NAB officials to take 179 mega corruption cases to their logical end. Chairing a meeting at the NAB headquarters, he said all cases, especially those pertaining to mega corruption, were being pursued rigorously. He assured that cases wouldn’t prolong…

South Punjab province bill tabled in National Assembly

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A legislation bill to carve out South Punjab province from Punjab on Tuesday tabled in National Assembly. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid backed the bill tabled in the lower house of the parliament. PML-N MNA Rana Sanaullah moved the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to create new province of South Punjab.…

Afghanistan

AIHRC notes spike in civilian deaths amid peace efforts

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): At least 11,000 civilians were killed and wounded in Afghanistan during the 1397 solar year which coincides with March 2018 to March 2019, according to statistics by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), as diplomatic efforts at home and in international level move on to end the 18-year-old conflict. The figures show…

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Politicians asked to reverse peace Jirga boycott decision

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

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

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Concerns rise on ‘increasing’ threats to business community

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Members of the private sector said they are worried about “growing” threats against their lives as crime rate has “increased” in Kabul in recent months. The CEO of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Atiqullah Nusrat, said the situation is the outcome of “political instability” and insecurity in the country which has…

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Ghani wants women’s ‘active’ role in peace Jirga

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): President Ashraf Ghani visited the Loya Jirga hall in Kabul on Tuesday to monitor the preparations for the Grand Consultative Jirga on Peace where he said women should have a “strong” role in the gathering – which is one of the biggest events on peace in the country’s history a senior official…

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ICRC delegation in Kabul after Taliban threat its staffers

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

KABUL (Afghanistan Time): Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani met Head of the ICRC Delegation in Afghanistan Mr. Schaerer Juan-Pedro, where they discussed issues of mutual interests, said ministry of foreign affairs on Tuesday. The visit made after the Taliban insurgent said they are no more guaranteeing safety of their staffers under their controlled areas. Mr. Schaerer…

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Final results of parliamentary elections announced for Kandahar province

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

KANDAHAR (Khaama Press): The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan has announced the final results of parliamentary elections for southern Kandahar province. According to a statement released by Independent Election Commission, eight men and three have been elected as members of the parliament by obtaining most votes during the elections last year. The statement further added…

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Business

Pakistan to export 200,000 tons of rice to China by June: Dawood

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, and Industry Abdul Razak Dawood Tuesday informed that under the duty-free incentive package of $1 billion offered by China, Pakistan has so far exported 150,000 tons of sugar to China while the export of 200,000 tons of rice would be completed by June this year.…

Oil prices shoot to 2019 highs on Iran crackdown

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

LONDON (AFP): World oil prices struck fresh 2019 peaks on Tuesday, boosting energy shares prices. Crude futures extended Monday´s sharp rally, which was triggered by a US crackdown on Iranian oil exports. Brent North Sea crude reached $74.70 per barrel Tuesday, the highest point since early November. WTI hit a similar near six-month high at…

US ends waivers for Iran oil sanctions

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): The United States announced Monday it would end waivers for sanctions on countries importing oil from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement as part of Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran to force countries to cease getting oil from Tehran. Pompeo said the U.S. plans to force Iran to get…

Gold imports dip 20.48%

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The gold imports into the country dipped by 20.48 percent during the first three quarters of the current fiscal year (2018-19) as compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan imported gold worth $11.861 million during July-March(2018-19) compared to the imports of $14.916 million during July-March (2017-18), showing decrease of 20.48…

PM: It’s time to find out ways to enhance Pak-Iran bilateral trade

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report TEHRAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said it was time that both Pakistan and Iran should find out ways and means to enhance their bilateral trade to exploit the existing potential. Addressing the business community of Pakistan and Iran here during his two-day official visit to Iran, the prime minister said the…

‘B&R industrial cooperation fosters new growth drivers’

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

BEIJING (XInhua/APP): The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has provided new growth drivers for faster development in participating countries through the building of industry, supply, service, and value chains that benefit all and are shared by all, according to a report released Monday. From 2013 to 2018, China’s direct investment in Belt and Road (B&R)…

Sports

Liverpool football legend Ian Rush visits Lyari

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Liverpool legend Ian Rush on Tuesday visited Karachi’s football stronghold Lyari as a part of his visit to Pakistan. “I am happy to be in Lyari,” said Rush while addressing a presser. “There is a lot of passion for football here.” Lyariites rushed in to see the Liverpool legend who said he…

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WSFP inaugurates winter sports schools at Chitral and Swat Valley

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: To hone the talent of local athletes, Winter Sports Federation Pakistan inaugurated two winter sports training schools at Madaklasht (Chitral) and Malam Jabba (Swat). Air Marshal Aasim Zaheer Vice Chief of the Air Staff, who is also president Winter Sports Federation of Pakistan was the chief guest at the ceremonies. Addressing at…

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Muhammad Asif wins Punjab Open snooker title

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Former international Champion, Muhammad Asif has won the Punjab Open Snooker Championship title. Asif defeated national junior champion, Ali Haider in the final round. Muhammad Sajjad won the high east break. According to the details, Punjab Open Snooker Championship ended with Muhammad Asif’s win. Over 128 players from across the province attended…

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Uzbekistan rugby team to arrive on Apr 27

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

LAHORE (APP): Uzbekistan 15 side Rugby team will reach here on April 27 for playing matches of the Asian Rugby Championship Div III-C 2019. Chairman Pakistan Rugby Union Fawzi Khawaja told APP here on Tuesday that Uzbek Rugby team will play two 15 side test matches in Pakistan. “Asian Rugby on the request of RRU…

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Man City’s Sterling wants harsher punishment to tackle racism

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Clubs should be slapped with automatic nine-point deductions and ordered to play three games behind closed doors if their supporters indulge in racist behaviour, Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has said. Football authorities must adopt radical changes to tackle the menace, Sterling said, after signing a manifesto that calls for consistent…

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Amateur knocks O’Sullivan out of World C’ship

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

SHEFFIELD (Agencies): Snooker great Ronnie O’Sullivan suffered a stunning defeat when he was beaten by amateur James Cahill in the first round of the World Championship on Tuesday. In one of the biggest upsets in snooker history, Cahill beat five-time world champion O’Sullivan 10-8 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Not since 2003 had O’Sullivan…

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Fashion & Movies

King Khan loves Salman’s Bharat trailer

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani are ready to make the audience cheer aloud in cinema halls as their next film Bharat looks like a total entertainer. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film is based on the Korean film Ode to My Father. Bharat revolves around the story of a…

Andhadhun earns over Rs 300 crore in China

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: After winning hearts in India, now Sriram Raghavan’s thriller Andhadhun is creating history in China. Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte have given stellar performances in the film and thus the film has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark at the box-office in China. Andhadhun, which was released in China earlier this…

Akshay Kumar to do a horror comedy ‘Kanchana’

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Horror comedies are gradually becoming the newest trick of the trade. While we’ve seen films like Bhool Bhulaiya and Chamatkar in the past, after Stree’s success last year, more and more filmmakers are venturing into the genre. Coming up next, Akshay Kumar will be seen in the Hindi remake of Raghav Lawrence’s…

Vicky Kaushal gets injured while shooting for his next film

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vicky Kaushal is in high demand in Bollywood currently. The actor kick-started the year with a blockbuster in the name of Uri:The Surgical Strike and he has now moved on to shooting for his next project. Vicky has been shooting in Alang, Gujarat since the past few days where the world’s largest…

Diljit Dosanjh to be seen in South movie

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh is immensely loved by fans globally. The actor-singer has also starred in Bollywood films and been applauded for his solid performances. Ready to surprise audiences once again, Diljit may soon feature in a South film. Talking about the same, the actor told a leading daily, “I like south…

Aneez Bazmee wants to bring back Ajay Devgan and Kajol on the big screen

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anees Bazmee who has films like Hulchul, No Entry, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng and Ready to his credit, is now  busy directing Pagalpanti starring an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Pulkit Samrat, Arshad Warsi, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla. And while he’s at it, he shared…

Science & Technology

Huawei announces smartphone shipment for Q1 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, achieved a milestone with its 2018 smartphone shipments. Huawei and Honor smartphone shipments reached 206 million units, ranking third in the world and close to Apple. At the Shanghai AWE 2019 conference held recently, Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, said that in 2019, Huawei and Honor smartphone…

UBL leads Digital Revolution in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: As part of the Bank’s Digital Agenda, UBL was the Title Sponsor of the 12th International Mobile Commerce Conference, held in Karachi. This half-day conference focused on Digital Transformation and how financial institutions like banks are using digital technology as enabler of digital commerce. Leading local and international experts from banks and…

Samsung delays launch of its new foldable phone after reports of defects

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: Samsung Electronics has delayed its media events to launch its new foldable phone in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which were planned for this week, after defective samples of the Galaxy Fold were reported last week. Samsung said the events were postponed but gave no reasons for the delay and added it had…

Whatsapp new feature to restrict users from taking screen shots

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

Facebook bans far-right UK figures, groups

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

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

Health

Obesity can impair learning, memory: study

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, a study has found, Business Standard reports. Chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our brain can let factors from the blood enter the brain and affect…

Anti-polio drive begins today across Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Coordinator of Polio Eradication Program Dr. Rana Safdar, has said that a countrywide anti-polio drops campaign to started across country including Azad and Gilgit Baltistan today (Monday). He claimed that the anti-polio drive will target 39 million children across country. He urged the people to cooperate with polio teams to administer…

Doctors successfully stitch hole in child’s heart without surgery through hybrid angiography

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Doctors has successfully stitched hole in the heart of the five-year-old girl without performing surgery on it, through hybrid angiography on Friday in Children Hospital Lahore. According to reports, Dr Masood Sadiq and his team had completed the operation without performing surgery. A hybrid lab has been established at the Children Hospital…

Ebola death toll in Congo rises to 777

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

DAKAR (AA): The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 777 since the start of an outbreak in late July last year, the country’s Health Ministry said on Friday. The outbreak of the Ebola, named after the Ebola River, which emerged for the first time in the world…

Food allergies can strike at any age

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

195,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen in 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

Travel

Extended Ramadan holiday could boost the Turkish tourism industry

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Local hoteliers and tourism associations have welcomed the Turkish government’s decision to extend the Ramadan holiday in early June to nine days, saying this could prove a boon to the industry and generate an additional 3 billion Turkish Lira income for the sector. The Ramadan holiday was initially scheduled for June 3…

Tunisia tourism sector makes flying start to 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Tunisia wooed more tourists in the first quarter of this year, which saw a 17.4 percent increase in arrivals compared to the same period in 2018, according to Tunisian Ministry of Tourism data quoted by Asharq Al-Awsat. The tourism sector saw an influx of up to 787.8 million dinars ($262.6 million) of…

EU-China Tourism Year boosts tourism sector in Europe

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: While the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 (ECTY 2018) has officially come to an end, the success of the initiative continues to be felt, with growing numbers of Chinese tourists putting European destinations at the top of their tourism agendas throughout 2018 and beyond. Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and…

The 7 most fascinating mosques in China

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has an ambiguous stance in regards to institutionalized faith. On the one hand, the People’s Republic recognizes five religions — Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism — and protects freedom of religious belief under its constitution, but on the other, the Council on Foreign Relations reports that “China is home to…

Solid measures afoot for promotion of tourism in scenic Gilgit Baltistan

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

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

Articles

Self-destruct approaches to Afghan peace

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Iqbal Khan Much hyped expectation for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghan conflict has suffered yet another major setback. Trumped up intra-Afghan conference between the Taliban and Afghan government officials has been deferred without specifying the next date. This Doha meeting was not a part of ongoing direct talks between the Taliban and…

Mueller left a strong hint on obstruction

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Cass R. Sunstein In coming to terms with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, we should adopt a principle of neutrality and put entirely to one side our enthusiasm, or our lack of it, for President Donald Trump. It is also essential to emphasize that the report, running to two volumes and some 448 pages, will…

America Can’t Solve Afghanistan’s Corruption Problems

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Jerrod A. Laber On Monday, April 8, three U.S. soldiers and one contractor were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of U.S. personnel killed there in 2019 to seven. For advocates of foreign policy restraint, every new American death represents the moral imperative for U.S. withdrawal from the region. To…

The ‘strong man’ option is destabilizing Libya

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Talha Kose Libya’s civil war has devastated the country for the last five years and is escalating again with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s recent march to western Libya. The resource-rich country is the focus of both regional countries and European powers. The U.N.-recognized unity government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the militia loyal to…

Arab Spring 2.0

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Hilal Kaplan Libya, Algeria and Sudan. All three are located on the African continent, self-proclaimed Arab countries with Muslims being the majority in each population. Libya has yet to recover from the process that started with the notorious NATO bombardment. Crowds, away from their human feelings, who celebrated the lynching of Moammar Gadhafi are now…

AIPAC’s weakening grip on US foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

Editorial

Prime Minister’s Iran visit

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Prime Minister Imran in his visit of Iran met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and discussed the matters of cross border terrorism, bilateral trade and prospect of completion of Pakistan-Iran gas pipl.ine. The visit took place in the aftermath of Ormara terror attack, the responsibility of which has been accepted by an alliance of Baloch terrorist…

Actions versus promises

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Giving a brief about the core points of the Prime Minister address to a meeting at Banigala, Special  Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Asiq Awan said that new team of cabinet has been tasked to control high prices spiral. About the rational of changing the finance minister, she clarified the former minster was not…

Reaction to cabinet reshuffle

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

In parliamentary form of government cabinet reshuffles or resignations of high profile ministers on differences with party leadership on political issues are regarded as routine matters. In the mother of democracies the UK sometimes major reshuffle have occurred in the governments of both political parties. But in Pakistan the opposition parties have overreacted to minor…

Crisis in agriculture

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Whereas the agriculture sector plunged into crisis some 30 years ago, it reached to crescendo when Agriculture Ministry was devolved to provinces under 18th Amendment as the provinces slashed its budget by 60 percent despite the transfer 57 percent resources from center to the federating units under 7th National Finance Commission Award. The financial resources…

Wave of terrorist attacks

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

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

Money laundering investigation

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

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

Letters to Editor

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Through the lines of your esteemed news paper, i would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the sorry state of affairs of the people at the hands of police. Despite the tall claims made (still making) by previous government of reforming police department, no improvement whatsoever is seen in our area…

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

“One who does not show mercy to our children is not from my community” [Holy Prophet (SAW)] Kindness towards children was one of the Prophet’s special characteristics. Children are flowers of heaven and they are the beautiful creation of God. Child labour is a terrible and big crime. In Pakistan it is an ever growing…

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

What is behind the devaluation of Pakistani currency? What are its effects on our economy? The Pakistani currency has experienced a worst fall against the US dollar ever in the history of Rs 143 per Dollar. The rupee has lost about 35 percent since the first devaluation in Dec 2017. PM Imran Khan on the…

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

It has been reportedly learnt that the Chief minister of KP Mahmood Khan has issued directives to all the ministries/ departments and quarters concerned to fulfill all the legal formalities before tabling any bill or law in the house for legislation. They have been further directed to share and discuss the theme of the bill…

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

In the past few years, the role of a woman has changed drastically in Pakistan. Women are now stepping out of their houses to earn and break free from all stereotypes that confine women to live inside home. Women can now be seen working as fire fighters, pilots,air traffic Controllers, bankers, company executives, labourers, farmers…

TF and Pakistan’s economic quagmire

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Financial Action Task Force is a global body which aims at combating money laundering and terrorists financing. FATF grey list comprises of the countries which lacks in implementing strategic policies against terrorist financing. Pakistan was also grey listed from 2012 to 2015. But later due to efforts and policies, Pakistan was removed from the grey…