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Our mandate is to conduct accountability, nab plunderers: Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Tuesday said their mandate was to conduct accountability and arrest plunderers. The information minister said so while addressing a news conference in Islamabad in reaction to an earlier presser by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders. He said the “Thugs of Pakistan” had a flop show today, alleging, “Nawaz…

Panama, fake accounts JIT reports are case studies in how states fail: PM

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday declared the reports submitted by joint investigation teams in the Panama Papers and fake bank accounts cases as “case studies” in how states fail. ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday declared the reports submitted by joint investigation teams in the Panama Papers and fake bank…

PML-N MNA Afzal Nadeem Khokhar arrested on land grabbing charges

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawmaker Afzal Nadeem Khokhar was arrested from the Supreme Court’s Lahore registry premises Tuesday on land grabbing charges. The local police said that Khokhar was arrested for illegally taking into possession 34 marla land of a citizen, Tariq Mahmood, a few years back. “Khokhar has built his home on…

COAS joins Christian community for Christmas celebrations

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa joined Christian community in Rawalpindi on Tuesday to share the joy and festivities of Christmas, said an Inter-Services Public Relations statement. The army chief wished the country’s Christians a Merry Christmas and acknowledged the community’s role towards the creation of Pakistan and their…

Bilawal’s political career on stake due to his father politics: Sheikh Rashid

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that Asif Zardari’s politics will end the political career of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. This he said while talking to media on Tuesday. Sheikh Rashid said that Bilawal’s career is on stake due to his father’s politics. Rashid added that Prime Minister Imran Khan…

PPP ready to face cases in court, says CM Murad

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

F.P. Report                                  KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has showed reservations on the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report against former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Supreme Court. While talking to media in Karachi on Tuesday, he strongly rejected all the allegations against the former president and adding that the PPP is…

Global

Sweden drops Assange alleged rape investigation

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Sweden discontinued a 2010 alleged rape investigation against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, country’s prosecutors said Tuesday. In a press release, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson gave an update on the Swedish case, saying the investigation has now been dropped. “I would like to emphasise that the injured party has submitted a credible…

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Iran cracks down on ‘ringleaders’ of fuel protests

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: An Iranian intelligence official has threatened to crack down on leaders of protests against a recent government decision to hike fuel prices. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, the Intelligence Ministry official said those “aiding and abetting” the protests have been identified and a strict action will be taken against them. “We have zeroed…

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‘Turkey to look elsewhere if F-35 dispute continues’

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey would be forced to “look elsewhere” to satisfy its defense needs if the current dispute surrounding F-35 fighter jets from the U.S. continued, Turkey’s president on Tuesday said he told his U.S. counterpart during a recent meeting. “We said that if the current disagreement on F-35 fighter jets continues, Turkey must…

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5-month-old baby targeted in racist shooting

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Three refugees and a five-month-old baby were targeted in an apparently racist shooting in central Germany, local media reported on Tuesday. Four suspects fired several shots from the balcony of an apartment, while a group of refugees were walking on a nearby street in the small town Schoeningen in Lower Saxony, Der…

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Pakistan becomes first to announce participation in Turkey’s war games

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

ANKARA (Agencies): Pakistan has become the first allied country to announce participation in Turkey’s “Mediterranean Shield” drills as Ankara eyes transforming the 13-year-old operation into an international military exercise. Work has been ongoing in Turkey for the past 18 months in preparation for the international exercise. Currently taking part in the Eastern Mediterranean-2019 Invitation Exercise…

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Iranian, Pakistani army chiefs keen on military cooperation

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said that Iran is willing to strengthen relations and cooperation with the regional countries, especially the neighbors. Shamkhani made the remarks in a meeting with the commander of the Army of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Shamkhani said that the US aims to…

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Pakistan

Earthquake tremors felt in parts of KP

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Malakand region along with Swat, and adjoining areas, on Wednesday morning. According to details, the residents came out of their homes in fear and panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life or damage to property was…

PML-N president thanks supporters for prayers for Nawaz Sharif’s health

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report LONDON: Opposition leader in the National Assembly and President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif has thanked people of Pakistan and supporters for praying for the best health of PML-N supermo Nawaz Sharif, on Wednesday. Shehbaz Sharif said this while talking to media persons on his arrival in London. He said that…

Tandianwala: Three dead, five injured in road mishap

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report TANDIANWALA: As many as three people including two women were killed and five others were injured when a passenger van collided with a tree in the limits of Police Station Bahlak, on Wednesday. Rescue official told media that the accident occurred as the driver fell asleep during driving and lost his control over…

Bilawal warns Sindh ministers to improve their performance

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the poor performance of Sindh ministers is damaging his political struggle. According to sources, Bilawal Bhutto visited the Sindh Assembly, where he chaired two meetings. On the occasion, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah gave a briefing on the performance of the…

Through bio-technology: Govt to earn Rs10 bln in next few years: Fawad

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhary Fawad Hussain Tuesday said the government would make all out efforts to earn Rs10 billion during the next few years with the support of bio-technology. Addressing a press conference here, he said that they have set a target of producing 30 percent cheap electricity from…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Afghanistan

Cabinet approves budget for national projects: VP

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh in a visit to Daikundi has informed that cabinet has approved budget for implementation of big national development projects in central provinces of the country. Leading a government delegation to open some development projects that have been completed in Daikundi, Sarwar Danesh assured the people of the province…

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Nabil to embassies, international organizations: Do not interfere

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Presidential candidate Rahmatullah Nabil at a news conference accused some embassies and international organizations of interference in the Afghan elections and said he is concerned about a dangerous crisis in the country. “I speak to a number of international institutions and even embassies: If this time, once again, the people of Afghanistan…

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Govt has ‘clear and real’ will for peace: Sediqqi

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said that recent attacks indicated that the Taliban’s war mindset has not changed, but he stressed that the Afghan government will continue peace efforts, despite the delayed exchange of 3 Haqqani Network prisoners for two Western professors. Sediqqi said the attacks have affected the peace process, referring to,…

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Ghani hold talks with top US officials

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf held talks with the top US officials to review steps for the release of high level leaders of Haqqani terrorist network. Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said “In two separate phone calls, President Ghani spoke to Secretary Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien on November 18…

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UN group formed to protect Afghan women’s rights

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Mission to the UN has formed “Group of Friends”, co-chaired by the United Kingdom and comprised of women representatives to the United Nations and its senior officials. The group will highlight the importance of protecting and enhancing women’s rights and the role that women can play across society and government,…

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Key Taliban prisoners released after delay

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Multiple official sources in Afghanistan confirmed on Tuesday the release of three key Taliban detainees amid an prisoner swap for two captive foreign teachers abducted from Kabul in 2016. Though the Afghan government, Taliban or U.S. have yet to publicly acknowledged the release of Anas Haqqani, the son of armed Haqqani network…

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Business

German industry sees deep slump

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk FRANKFURT: Germany’s powerful BDI industry federation said Tuesday that manufacturing firms are in a deep recession, forecasting that output will fall by four percent year-on-year in 2019. “After six years of growth, German industry has been in a recession since the third quarter of 2018,” BDI director Joachim Lang said. Industrial output is…

PAF-Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology holds 2nd international moot

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: To encourage students to conduct research, publish their papers in international journals and learn from seasoned academics on how to research, PAF-Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology holds 2nd International Conference on Latest Trends in Electrical Engineering & Computing Technologies” (INTELLECT 2019) from 13 to 14 November 2019 at Main Campus, PAF…

Rupee-dollar exchange rate remains flat

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exchange rate of Pakistani rupee against US dollar remained flat with loss of Rs 0.01 and traded at Rs 155.36 in the interbank on Tuesday against the last closing at Rs 155.35, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported. In open market, the buying and selling rates of Pakistani rupee against dollar…

Pakistani entrepreneur wins Shell Global Innovation prize

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Greenovation, a startup by Saad Bin Azam, an entrepreneur from Islamabad, Pakistan has taken home one of the 2019 Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards, a global competition which highlights and rewards businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation as well as giving entrepreneurs a chance to shine on a global platform. This…

NBP plays role in collection of service fees at Kartarpur for Yatris

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) teams successfully started collection of Service Charges from Yatris at Kartarpur Sahib Corridor through NBP counters within the span of just 15 days. Special arrangements for collection of service charges from Sikh Yatris were made through three options i.e. Collection of USD Cash @ USD 20/- per…

KMBL, IFC undertake digital project benefiting rural customers

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited (KMBL) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) for a transformation program that will extend over two years. The essence of this project is to empower farmers through digital-agri transformation program that will extend over two years.  The project is being undertaken…

Sports

Bangladesh ban Shahadat for assaulting teammate

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

DHAKA (Agencies): The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday banned former national team fast bowler Shahadat Hossain for three years after he assaulted a teammate in a match. The temperamental Shahadat was reported by umpires after he was seen to slap and kick a teammate during a National Cricket League match on Sunday. The national federation…

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‘No guarantees for Murray at Davis Cup’

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Andy Murray is a welcome addition to Britain’s Davis Cup team but there is no guarantee the former world number one will play in the singles, team captain Leon Smith has said. Murray, who underwent hip surgery in January, won the European Open in Antwerp last month but the three-times Grand Slam champion…

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Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter’s death

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

MADRID (Agencies): Luis Enrique has been reappointed Spain coach, having resigned from the role in June as his late daughter battled cancer, Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Luis Rubiales said on Tuesday. Rubiales said Robert Moreno, the former assistant coach who steered Spain to Euro 2020 qualification after Luis Enrique left, wanted to stand down…

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England Army Women team arrives in Pakistan for six-day tour

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: England’s women hockey team Army on Wednesday arrived in Pakistan for a six-day tour, arranged by Pakistan Army Sports Directorate, in which they will play against several local and national teams. The guests had a practice session in Rawalpindi’s Army Hockey Stadium today. The team is scheduled to play against Pakistan’s women…

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Pakistan’s Imad Ali becomes youngest World Juniour Scrabble champion

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan’s scrabble champ Imad Ali on Tuesday won five out of the six titles in the World Juniour Scrabble championship which was held in England town, Torquay. The 13-year-old became the youngest juniour world champion and maintained his first position in all of the three days of the tournament. He won 17 matches…

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Ponting warns Australia of Babar Azam threat ahead of Pakistan Tests

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has lauded Babar Azam as Pakistan’s danger man ahead of the upcoming Test series beginning Thursday. Babar is the No.3 ranked batsman in ODI’s as well as being the No1 T20 batsman, however, despite his modest career Test batting average of 35.28, Ponting is backing the 25-year-old right-hander…

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Fashion & Movies

Major gains for women, minorities in television directing

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A record number of television episodes were helmed by women or directors of color in the 2018-19 season, according to a report released on Tuesday, highlighting major gains in an industry that has sought to be more inclusive. The Episodic Television Director Inclusion Report covering that season said that for the…

The crown’ peddles subversive republican message, says royal historian

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Television series “The Crown” might have won millions of fans across the globe with its dramatization of the life and reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth but one royal historian has accused it of peddling a subversive republican message. The third season of the hit Netflix show was released on Sunday, portraying events…

Makeup giant Coty to pay $600mn for majority stake in Kylie Jenner cosmetics brand

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Beauty products giant Coty announced Monday a deal to take a majority stake in Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics and skincare company, marrying Jenner’s celebrity prominence with Coty’s distribution and commercial prowess. Under the transaction, Coty, whose brands include Hugo Boss and Burberry fragrances, will pay $500 million for a 51 per cent stake…

Gang behind Rabi Pirzada video leak targets model Samara Chaudhry: report

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After the Rabi Pirzada scandal, another Pakistani model Samara Chaudhry has fallen victim to private pictures and videos being leaked online by anonymous trolls. Arab publication Gulf News reports that several private photos and videos of model Chaudhry have gone viral. The model has not yet commented on the issue. According to…

Selena Gomez reacts after Bella Hadid deletes post over her comment

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Selena Gomez had recently caught the public’s eye after she extended an olive branch to Bella Hadid by commenting on her Instagram post, which was deleted over it later. The Lose You To Love Me hit maker was not too happy about finding out her attempt of burying the hatchet with his…

Manushi Chhillar to play opposite Akshay Kumar in next movie

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, who’s flying high since she won the beauty pageant, will be making her much-awaited Bollywood debut with box-office magnet Akshay Kumar in a period drama. While the rumours were doing rounds since a while, it’s finally confirmed by the makers that the actress will be introduced with…

Science & Technology

Some 70K fake anti-Morales Twitter IDs created in Bolivia

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Nearly 70,000 fake Twitter accounts were created to support the departure of former President Evo Morales in Bolivia, regional media reported late Monday. According to a study by Julian Macias Tovar, head of social networks for the Spanish party Podemos, the false accounts were mobilized to legitimize the ouster of Evo Morales…

Japan space probe on its way back after asteroid mission

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: A Japanese space probe is heading home from an asteroid 250 million km (155 million miles) from Earth after collecting sub-surface samples that could help scientists seeking the origins of life, Japan’s space agency said on Monday. Asteroids are believed to have formed at the dawn of the solar system and scientists…

Apple launches 16-inch MacBook Pro to replace 15-inch model

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Apple introduced the all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro on its website today. The new laptop is available for pre-order and will be available in Apple Stores around the world starting this week. This new version of Apple’s insanely popular professional level laptop is intended to replace the similarly sized 15-inch model, and will…

Apple launches app to let users enroll in health studies

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Apple Inc on Thursday launched an app that will let users of its devices to enroll in three health studies, allowing them to share health-related data for medical research. The studies are conducted in partnership with research institutes, including Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the NIH’s National Institute of…

NASA prepares for complex series of spacewalks to repair AMS

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Two astronauts are set to begin a series of spacewalks this week to repair an instrument outside the International Space Station that was never designed to be serviced in orbit. At a pair of Nov. 12 press conferences, officials said that NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano…

Cyber bulling affects over 80% women in country

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The increasing use of social media has affected 80 percent of women across the country by any form of abuse through social media. According to report released by Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) on Tuesday that social media in country landscape is dominated by males as 77 percent of males were using facebook…

Health

Polio workers directed to perform duties with dedication

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Kazim Niaz Tuesday directed polio workers to dedicatedly work for the eradication of disease and save our children from permanent crippling. He was chairing a meeting to review anti polio drive. Expressing dissatisfaction over comprehensive strategy for anti-polio drive, he stressed to create awareness among people about…

Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal . The researchers in South Korea found that people who did less moderate or…

Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAO PAULO: Stress while driving is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac complications such as heart attack (myocardial infarction), according to studies published in recent years. Selecting suitable driving music may be one way to mitigate this risk. A study by researchers at São Paulo State University…

Researchers suggest new theory for how Parkinson’s disease develops

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk HARVARD: The toxic protein behind Parkinson’s disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve, according to a new theory by Technion and Harvard University scientists. Instead, the protein, called alpha-synuclein, may simultaneously affect all parts of the nervous system inside and outside of the brain. Their findings could change…

Three new cases of polio reported in KP, toll rise to 64

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa confirms detection of three polio cases from District Lakki Marwat raising the total count of polio cases to 64 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Stool Sample of the affected children were sent to National Institute of Health where wild polio virus was isolated from the stool samples of 32…

Speakers: Simple lifestyles can upbeat Breast Cancer

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Speakers at the day-long seminar on ‘Breast Cancer’ urged the participants to adopt simple lifestyle to upbeat the lethal disease. The seminar titled “Symptoms of Breast Cancer and its early diagnosis” was organized jointly by the University of Agriculture, Peshawar (AUP), Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH), Peshawar and Pakistan Scientific Technology…

Travel

South African Airways strike continues

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: A strike by disgruntled employees of South Africa’s national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) continued for a fifth day on Tuesday forcing domestic flights to remain grounded. On Monday the airline said in a statement it is pleased to announce its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African…

California’s Sonoma wine country reckons with wildfire damage to tourism economy

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SONOMA: As ash settles from the recent wildfires in one of the world’s most recognizable wine regions, the battle-tested vintners now face another problem – discouraged tourists. The wildfires in California’s Sonoma County are among the largest and most intense in the state’s history. Fortunately for the wineries, the fires came at the…

Mexican Caribbean ramps up UK tourism presence

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk  MEXICO: Mexican Caribbean travel leaders including Quintana Roo Tourism Board director Dario Flota Ocampo, Secretary of Tourism Marisol Vanegas Perez, and state representatives concluded a successful appearance last week at London’s World Travel Market, focused on the region’s top European market. On the last day of the market, Vanegas Perez held a meeting…

Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism, hard currency

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MEROE: Portuguese architect Tania Monteiro and her husband are almost alone as they tour Sudan’s pyramids, a world-class attraction long neglected by the world. “People are really, really nice, always very welcoming,” Monteiro said on a recent visit to Meroe, an ancient city on the east bank of the River Nile about 200…

South African Airways cancels flights amid strike

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at airports across South Africa on Friday after national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) cancelled its flights due to a strike by thousands of its disgruntled workers. “The cancellation of flights for two days [Friday and Saturday] follows an announcement by the South African Cabin…

Tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police said Friday. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on the tropical island of Koh Samui, whose palm-fringed, white-sand beaches are a magnet for both backpackers and high-end tourists. The 33-year-old man fell from Na…

Articles

What Pakistan Can Learn From the China Model

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Umar. I. Akhtar China’s staggering economic success over the last four decades can be attributed to its distinct political model which is neither ‘liberal democracy’ nor ‘authoritarianism’ but rather, a ‘political meritocracy’. In this model, leaders with superior ability and virtue are promoted and selected. It is argued that this model is more suited to…

Americans have a ‘gun’ problem

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Restricting individual armament is one of the main agenda items of the US elections in 2020. In several columns I have written, I have stated that this issue is one of the most important rifts between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans see individual armament as a sacred right and block restrictions. Gun lobbies, especially…

Humanitarian crisis in Indian Annexed Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Iqbal Khan Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has expressed disappointment over the recent statement of Karen Pierce, president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in which she said the council would not be discussing the Kashmir situation this month because the matter was taken up 11 weeks ago. “When will…

‘Hillary partisans’: Whistleblower’s Ukrainegate & Steele’s Russiagate used same playbook

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Ekaterina Blinova The involvement of the Ukrainegate whistleblower, nonprofit Values United, and their legal partners in a recent impeachment case bears strong resemblance to Fusion GPS and its contractor Christopher Steele’s Russiagate effort, says Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, who alleges that Values United deserves IRS scrutiny as a potential fraud. On 12 November, Fox…

Only a presidential system can satisfy Iraqi protesters

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2019

Ali Abo Rezeg For weeks, Iraqi youth have taken to the streets to protest their country’s deteriorating situation on the economic, political and social levels. According to the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights, the second wave of protests, which erupted on Oct. 25, led to the deaths of 270 civilians with more than 12,500…

Economic aid and economic stability

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Abdur Rahman Economic aid is not really a pertinent source of economic stability rather it is method to influence for achievement of desired goals and got way for meddling in internal affairs of recipient countries which turn cause worse complications. Through glance over history one can recognise the enigmatic contemporary world in its entirety. The…

Editorial

Renegotiating TAPI gas price

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

An intergovernmental agreement had been made for the supply of gas through pipeline by Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It now appears that like the gas import agreements made by the previous governments with Iran and Qatar, the TAPI agreement has also transparency issues, particularly price per mmbtu. India had walked out of the…

External balance

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Current account balance of foreign trade has registered a moderate surplus of $99 million in October whereas it witnessed a deficit of $284 million in the preceding month of September and $1280 million in the same month last year. The surplus in merchandise trade has come after four years of massive deficit that confronted the…

Western media report on Xinjiang lacks morality

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

The New York Times on Saturday disclosed more than 400 pages of “leaked files” from Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and maliciously attacked China’s governance in Xinjiang. Western public opinion used their value system to criticize the vocational education and training centers in Xinjiang. Some Western elites are eager to see Xinjiang engulfed in…

Curbing cross-border smuggling

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

The Prime Minister has given approval for raising a professionally competent and technically equipped Paramilitary Force to effectively control the menace of smuggling of foreign goods which leads to closure of local industry and cause colossal revenue losses to the national exchequer. The new anti-smuggling force will comprise 2000 highly trained and better equipped personnel.…

Wildlife protection

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Conservation of flora and fauna is inevitable for maintaining the ecological balance. However, rare species of wild life are becoming extinct because of unauthorized hunting and encroachment in areas under forests. Population of different species of wild mammals and birds is falling at a fast space due hunting and deforestation activities of timber mafia in…

Reviving investors’ confidence

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Finance Advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh had two hours interaction with 50 business leaders of Overseas Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) to revive their confidence for investment in Pakistan. An assurance was given to them that current era of harsh fiscal and monetary adjustment will come to an end…

Arts and Literature

Book fair in Govt Degree College held

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: To promote reading habit and to enhance book culture, a day long book fair was held here in government degree college, Landi Kotal on Tuesday. The activity was organized under the banner of National Book Foundation and hundreds of thousands books of various publishers on different topics including Religion, Hadith, Serat,…

OUP announces regional winners

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Oxford University Press, the world’s largest university press, today announced the names of winners of Oxford Big Read Asia, an annual reading and writing campaign for primary and secondary students. From Pakistan, Hasan Adil who studies in class 8 at Siddeeq Public School, Islamabad, won the Special Commendation prize in the Level…

Three-day book fair kicks off at AUP

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.R. Report PESHAWAR: The three-day 9th annual book fair, organized by the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), University Campus, has kicked off here at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar (AUP). As many as fifty national as well as international book stalls have been set up at the university’s library lawn which were offering books on fifty percent…

A literary man in a political situation

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHARJAH: On 27 November 1885, Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist and the inventor of the highly explosive substance known as dynamite, dedicated the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, to be awarded each year after his death, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Since 1901,…

IJT photos exhibition shows Indian atrocities in IoK

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday organized a photo exhibition at the Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Chowk to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The exhibition, portraying the Indian forces atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris, attracted a large number of students including senior faculty members. Director Area Study…

Oxford University Press organizes its annual book fair

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The annual month-long Oxford Book Fair, organized by Oxford University Press (OUP), commenced on Friday and will continue till 30 November at the Oxford Bookshops in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Hyderabad, and Sukkur. The much-awaited yearly event offers huge discounts on an extensive…