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Russian says banning INGOs Pakistan internal matter

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

F.P. Report MOSCOW: On 25th Oct 2018 during weekly press briefing Official Spokeswoman of Russian MOFA, Maria Zakharova said that “banning of USA / European based INGO’s by Pakistan is its internal matter and its not correct to comment on the issue. However , She can confirm that in recent past unfortunately in Russia several…

Govt to remove all impediments in way of business: PM

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government was committed to removing all impediments in the way of doing business and making Pakistan an attractive place for investments, particularly by the foreign entrepreneurs. Addressing the inauguration of the US$ 200 million Glass Manufacturing Complex to be built in Pakistan by Deli China &…

Electricity tariff increased by Rs1.27 per unit: Asad Umar

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar said the recent hike in power tariff was taken on the recommendation of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra). The finance minister, flanked by other government ministers, was addressing the media after the conclusion of the federal cabinet meeting. Umar clarified that Nepra had originally recommended a…

COAS visits troops on LoC, says Kashmir remains core unresolved agenda

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Kashmir remains an unresolved agenda, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement on Wednesday. According to the ISPR, the COAS visited the troops deployed at the Line of Control, where he said that Pakistan Army is completely ready and resolute in defending…

Pakistan wants dialogue with India to resolve all issues: FO

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said Pakistan wants uninstructed dialogue with India to resolve all outstanding issues. The spokesperson termed recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan impressively successful as Pakistan succeeded to get tremendous bailout package from Saudi Arabia. Imran Khan also invited Saudi King to visit Pakistan.…

Pakistan to launch first space mission in 2022: Fawad Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that Pakistan will launch its first space mission in 2022. While holding a press conference after the federal cabinet session, Chaudhry said that a contract has been signed between a Chinese company and Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) in this regard.…

Global

US deploying air defense forces to Saudi Arabia in wake of attack on oil facilities

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The US will deploy “defensive” troops to Saudi Arabia amid heightening tensions in the region after oil facilities in the country were attacked last Saturday, the Defense Department said Friday night. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper made the announcement at the Pentagon, saying the military resources will focus on “air and missile…

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Russia calls for reform in UN Security Council

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday it is necessary to “cautiously though gradually” adjust the post WWII system of international relations that relies on the UN. In a piece he wrote for Ru-ssia in Global Politics magazine, Lavrov said the “West is unfairly overrepresented” in the UN Security Council. “We…

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‘Iran will destroy Saudi, UAE in case of war’

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIRUT: Tensions in the Middle East escalated after a recent attack on Saudi refineries that crippled the country’s crude output. The US has accused Iran of the act, despite Yemen’s Houthis claiming responsibility, and is reportedly mulling a military response to the attack on its ally. Tehran has warned that such a move…

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Zarif questions US coalition for Middle East

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign minister on Friday questioned U.S. plans for a coalition for a “peaceful resolution” in the Middle East while listing repeated Iranian diplomatic initiatives. “Coalition for Peaceful Resolution?,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a statement on Twitter, and listed eight diplomatic initiatives by Iran since 1985, including a peace plan for…

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Saudi-led Arab coalition destroys 4 Houthi positions

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The Saudi-led Arab coalition early Friday destroyed four positions were allegedly used by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group for preparing booby-trapped unmanned boats in Al-Hudaydah coastal city. “The destroyed targets included four sites for the collection and booby-trapping of remote-controlled boats and marine mines,” the coalition said in a statement. The targeted sites…

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Russian, Kyrgyz presidents attend military exercise

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kyrgyz counterpart Sooronbay Jeenbekov attended on Friday main phase of Centre-2019 strategic military exercise, said the Kremlin website. The two presidents watched the course of the drill, and then held a meeting, where both leaders stressed the importance of the military cooperation between Russia and Kyrgyzstan,…

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Pakistan

Pakistan announce 16-member ODI squad for upcoming Sri Lanka series

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan on Saturday announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka which will be played on Pakistani grounds. ODI squad Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Abdi Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Shinwari, Haris Sohail, Muhammad Hasnain, Ifthikar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Indigenous resources be given priority: Khusro

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar Friday said the indigenous resources should be given priority in future energy mix to reduce reliance on imported fuels. He said integrated development of power and petroleum, natural gas and coal sectors was of utmost importance for efficient future energy planning. The minister…

CTD arrests target killer in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P Report PESHAWAR: The Counter Terrorisms Department (CTD) on Friday arrested a target killer, who was allegedly involved in killing of Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI). According to CTD Official, the arrested target killer identified as Ibrar son of Naimat resident of Naspha Pajggi Ring Road, Peshawar. CTD official said that investigation team was formed under the…

Four killed in firing between rival groups

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report D I KHAN: At least four persons were killed and several others injured in armed clash over a land dispute between two groups in Sheikh Haider area of Darazinda. Two tribal groups-Sherani Hassan Khail and Dotani (Pawanda) opened fire at each other in darkness of Thursday night, leaving four members dead. Police rushed…

People express solidarity with besieged Kashmiris

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: In light of the Federal as well as Provincial Government directions, the people of Dir Lower express solidarity with besieged Kashmiris. The main function hold at Balambat under the supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioner Dir Lower Ishfaq Ahmad. Assistant Commissioner Timergara Muhammad Shah Jamil Khan, TMO Timergara, government servants, students, general public…

Afghanistan

Airstrikes kill 8 Taliban and ISIS

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The security forces conducted airstrikes in four provinces in the past 24 hours killing at least 8 Taliban and ISIS militants. The military officials said Friday that the security forces conducted an airstrike in Qarah Bagh district of Ghazni province which killed a Taliban fighter. The officials further added that an airstrike…

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Afghanistan loses millions in planned US assistance

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government has lost millions of dollars worth of planned US assistance over alleged corruption surrounding the procurement decisions. “Government institutions and leaders in Afghanistan must be transparent and accountable. We stand against those who exploit positions of power and influence to deprive people of the benefits of foreign assistance and…

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Daesh ‘recruiting in Helmand’, members of provincial council claim

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk HELMAND: Two MPs from Helmand and a member of the provincial council said Daesh has started recruiting in Helmand province, and is trying to create a footprint in southern Afghanistan – which to date has not seen the presence of the terrorist groups. Official intelligence and information from local sources are sufficient to…

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Afghans in United Arab Emirates celebrate 100th anniversary of independence

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: The Afghan community in the UAE celebrated their 100th anniversary of the Independence Day of Afghanistan at the embassy premises on Thursday evening. A large number of Afghans gathered at the mission to mark the day. The nationals along with the mission officials and community members prayed for peace in their…

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Team Kabul conquers Women’s QFT

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The final match of the Afghanistan Women’s Quadrilateral Football Tournament was held on Thursday in the Football Federation stadium in Kabul. The final match pitted Kabul against Herat and Kabul was victorious, 1-0. The goal was made by Tamana in the last quarter. Women’s teams from Balkh, Kabul, Bamyan and Herat provinces…

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Sancharaki stresses importance of food immunity, public awareness

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Fazel Sanchraki, the Deputy Minister for Publications of Ministry of Information and Culture chaired the 19th meeting of Advocacy and Public Awareness Group. In the meeting, the participants shared their views about the previous decision on the need to identify the food immunity specialists and analysts from the academic institutions, ministries and government…

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Business

Walmart to end sales of E-Cigarettes as Vaping concerns mount

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Walmart said on Friday that it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores in the United States, dealing a new blow to the vaping industry as concerns mount over the health risks of the products and their soaring popularity among teenagers. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty…

BoC – Pakistan Operations hold pre-departure briefing

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Bank of China – Pakistan Operations held a Pre-Departure Briefing for 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) at Marriot Hotel, Karachi. Mr. Shafqatullah Siddiqui, Director at Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Mr. Kaleem Memon, Deputy Director Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) were the guests of honor in the briefing.…

Asian markets enjoy gains as focus turns back to trade talks

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian markets edged up Friday as investors turn their attention to the China-US trade talks, while keeping an eye on the Gulf region after last week’s air strikes on Saudi oil facilities fanned geopolitical tensions. With a delegation from China in the US to prepare for higher-level negotiations next month, there…

Capital ready to host 6th Islamabad Literature Festival

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Managing Director of Oxford University Press (OUP), ArshadSaeed Husain, announced that the 6th Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) will be held on 27, 28 and 29 September 2019 at Hotel Margala, Islamabad. The festival, centered around the theme ‘The Focus is Tomorrow: Reflecting on the Past’, will feature a line-up of over…

22nd Textile Asia International Trade Fair opened

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister on Economic Affairs Dr Salman Shah Friday inaugurated a 3-day “22nd Textile Asia International Trade Fair” amid 550 international brands at 500 booths at Expo Centre here. Over 450 foreign delegates from 27 countries are participating in the fair, which is jointly organised by Pak-China Joint Chamber…

PIPFA, CIPFA sign MoU for bilateral collaboration

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA) representing more than 7,700 members and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) representing approximately 14,000 members around the world, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for bilateral collaboration for the advancement of high quality Public Financial Management in Pakistan. Both organization shall…

Sports

Pakistan announce 16-member ODI squad for upcoming Sri Lanka series

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan on Saturday announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka which will be played on Pakistani grounds. ODI squad Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Abdi Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Shinwari, Haris Sohail, Muhammad Hasnain, Ifthikar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz…

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Federer happy for China to host Laver Cup

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

GENEVA (Agencies): Roger Federer said he would be happy for the Laver Cup to be played in China in the future, ahead of the tournament’s third edition starting on Friday in Geneva. After the inaugural Laver Cup contested between Team Europe and Team World was held in Prague in 2017, last year’s tournament in Chicago…

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Shafiq showers praise on Misbah

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Pakistan’s middle-order batsman AsadShafiq, in a press conference on Friday, showered praise on the new head coach and chief selector of the national side MisbahulHaq. The Test specialist believed the calm and cool personality of Misbah would be a significant factor in the eventual improvement of Pakistan cricket. “His (Misbah’s) inclusion will…

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Matsushima treble fires Japan to World Cup win over Russia

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Tokyo (Agencies): Kotaro Matsushima scored a sizzling hat-trick as hosts Japan recovered from a torrid start to beat Russia 30-10 in their Rugby World Cup opener on Friday. Japan’s prolific winger became the first player to score three tries in a World Cup opening game after a brilliant solo effort with just over 10 minutes…

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Wins for Arsenal, Man United as Europa League kicks off

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

STOCKHOLM (Agencies): Arsenal teenager BukayoSaka scored his first goal for the club as they beat 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0, while Manchester United’s 17-year-old Mason Greenwood secured a 1-0 win over FC Astana as the Europa League group stage began on Thursday. Joe Willock put Arsenal ahead in the first half with a deflected shot that…

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Root to retain England captaincy as Archer gets central contract

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Joe Root will captain England’s Test side regardless of their new head coach, Ashley Giles has confirmed. Test skipper Root came under pressure in the recent Ashes series as England were held to a 2-2 draw, seeing Australia retain the urn as tourists for the first time since 2001. The uncertainty around the…

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Fashion & Movies

Shraddha Kapoor likely to replace Deepika Padukone in Luv Ranjan’s next

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: It was earlier this year when Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were snapped at filmmaker Luv Ranjan’s residence. It was soon after that when reports of her featuring in the film started doing rounds on the internet. Later the same was denied as the actress said she won’t work with anyone who…

Los Angeles: Avant-grade rocker John Cale revisits his classics

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A maestro of avant-garde rock who co-founded the famed Velvet Underground with Lou Reed and hobnobbed with Andy Warhol, Welsh musician John Cale is not one for a traveled path. “No matter where I go, I was more interested in how I get there,” he says. “I wanted to take part…

Spy thriller ‘Raazi’ steals show at Bollywood’s Oscars

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Spy thriller “Raazi” stole the night at Bollywood’s answer to the Oscars, taking best film and best actress for its young star Alia Bhatt in Mumbai where the glitzy awards gala was held for the first time since being established two decades ago. Megastar Ranveer Singh won best actor for his role…

Sanjay Dutt joins cast of Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: A few days back Yash Raj Films announced the historical drama Prithviraj, based on the life of great Rajput warrior Prithviraj Chauhan with Akshay Kumar playing the title role. The film is being directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is known for popular TV serial Chanakya and acclaimed films like Pinjar and…

Dream Girl continue to shine at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Mr. Bankable Ayushmann Khurrana is the ultimate stamp a film now needs to do well at the box-office. Working his magic for the sixth time in a row, Ayushmann delivered an applause-worthy performance in his latest release, Dream Girl. A super hit within just five days, Dream Girl is also the actor’s…

Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan to work together in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After a zillion speculations about Sara Ali Khan or Ananya Panday or Shraddha Kapoor playing the female lead in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, a leading daily finally revealed that it’s none other than Kiara Advani who has bagged the lead role opposite Kartik Aaryan. Directed by Anees Bazmi and produced by Bhushan Kumar…

Science & Technology

Russian cosmonauts to carry guns

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The Head of Russian space corporation Dmitry Rogozin says it’s time to arm cosmonauts. Apparently, Russia is testing a gun that cosmonauts could use to ward off wild animals when they land in remote areas. This is essential as crewed launches move to Russia’s Far East. ‘It’s possible that landings will also…

PUBG maker draws on gaming tech to lift B2B cloud ambitions

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHENZHEN: Tech giant Tencent Holdings plans to leverage its strengths in video games and social media to grab market share in China’s burgeoning cloud computing sector from incumbent Alibaba, the head of its cloud unit told Reuters. Tencent is best-known for its WeChat messaging app and a suite of popular games like PUBG…

Huawei eyes computer market as US squeezes telecom trade

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that “incredible computing power” is…

NASA confirms newly discovered comet is likely interstellar visitor

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object – designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) – was discovered on August 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that comet C/2019…

Apple takes fight against 13-billion-euro EU tax order to court

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LUXEMBOURG: Apple (AAPL.O) will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU’s crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. The iPhone maker is expected to send a six-man delegation headed by Chief…

Britain’s crime agency may use Alexa to build ‘Voiceprint’ database

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: As the increased availability of facial recognition technology has been raising concerns over its potential for being used to violate privacy and in surveillance, the rise of voice assistants adds to the need for heightened data protection. Britain’s National Crime Agency is secretly working on a database of voice recordings to facilitate…

Health

How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LISBON: It is well known that individuals who work night shifts or travel often across different time zones have a higher tendency to become overweight and suffer from gut inflammation. The underlying cause for this robust phenomenon has been the subject of many studies that tried to relate physiological processes with the activity…

Alzheimer most common dementia type: Scientist

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: A Turkish scientist found out that Alzheimer is the most common dementia type, according to his research on individuals who suffers from dementia. “We have conducted a research on patients, who are regularly treated at our policlinic for dementia,” Mehmet IlkinNaharci told Anadolu Agency ahead of Sept. 21 World Alzheimer’s Day. “In…

Hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia and depression in older people

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia, depression and serious falls in people over the age of 66, a landmark study has found. Those who wore hearing aids within three years of being diagnosed with hearing loss were 18 per cent less likely to go on to develop dementia, compared to…

First renal transplant surgery held at CMH

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: CMH Peshawar reached a mile stone when the first renal transplant surgery performed.  This marks the initiation of renal transplant program outside of Rawalpindi, in Army, for the first time. The land mark surgery was executed following grant of formal approval by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Medical Transplant Regulatory Authority (MTRA) to carry out…

Alarming increase in Leishmaniasis; 107 cases reported in 3 months

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Over hundred cases majority of them women and children of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis have been reported in the last three months in Zhob and neighboring district Sherani. According to senior pharmacist, focal person World Health Organization at District Headquarters civil hospital Zhob Dr. Abdul Qayyum, the recent cases have been reported from Nasarabad,…

Two new polio cases found in Lakki Marwat, Torgher

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: National Institute of Health Islamabad (NIH) confirms polio virus in 30 months old female child from Sarai Norang Tehsil of Lakki Marwat and 23 months old male child from Tehsil Jadba of district Torgher as the total case count mounts to 48 in the province. According to details, one wild polio virus…

Travel

Tourism in crisis: Forest fires cause foreigners to cancel trips

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: Many foreign tourists who booked travel packages to Indonesia have reportedly cancelled their plans because of forest fires in Kalimantan and Riau, according to a report published by tempo.co on Wednesday. The head of the Tourism Ministry’s Tourism Crisis Center, Guntur Sakti, told tempo.co that foreign tourists from Malaysia and Singapore had…

West Midlands unveils £1 billion Tourism Strategy to grow its visitor economy

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A Regional Tourism Strategy to grow the West Midlands’ visitor economy by more than £1 billion has launched today (18th September 2019). It also aims to create a further 19,000 jobs for the region. The West Midlands Regional Tourism Strategy highlights how work to support the sector can help to grow its…

Natural beauty of Kumrat, Jazz Banda to be preserved: Atif

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report UPPER DIR: Provincial Minister for Tourism Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Atif Khan on Wednesday said that the natural beauty of the picturesque tourist destination, Kumrat, would be preserved at any cost for which both government and the area people have to make dedicated efforts. He said this to the residents of Kumrat during his…

Events crucial for Middle East to realize tourism market value of US$133.6 billion by 2028

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Events for Tourism Growth will be adopted as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 April 2020. According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the direct contribution of travel and tourism to…

Japan’s anime tourism: A blend of cash and chaos

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk KAMAKURA: When Liu Chenyu and Ji Xiaotian arrived in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, for their honeymoon early this summer, the Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, two well-known tourist spots in the area, weren’t what they wanted to see. Their destination was a railway crossing near Kamakura High School — the setting for a…

One town in Italy will pay you $765 a month to live there

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Yep, you read that right. Molise, a region south of Rome that extends from the mountainous interior to the Adriatic Sea, is offering 700 Euros a month (roughly $765), for three years, if you move there. The area is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and therefore has preserved much of its character…

Articles

Why the Hindu Right hates one of India’s most renowned historians

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Amar Diwakar The eminent historian’s scholarship undermines Hindutva’s project to saffronise India’s past. Earlier this month, renowned Indian historian RomilaThapar refused to submit her curriculum vitae to the administration of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where she holds a position of Professor Emerita since 1993 and taught between 1970-1991. The JNU registrar had written to Thapar…

How much influence does Iran have on Houthis?

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Saad Hasan The extent of Tehran’s control over the Yemen-based militia has once again come under focus. In the last couple of months whenever Houthi rebels in Yemen have fired missiles or flown drones to hit oil installations and airports in Saudi Arabia, the blame has inevitably been pinned on Iran. Indeed, Tehran has supplied…

Bluster aside, neither Iran nor US can afford a war right now

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Maysam Bizaer Donald Trump cannot drag the US into another war ahead of an election and Iran is suffering from a crumbling economy and an increasingly frustrated populace. The world was shocked this weekend as a major attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq led to a daily loss of 5.7…

Israel debates in Washington heat up

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu US President Donald Trump expects Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come out victorious and form a government. In the meantime Netanyahu added more Palestinian territories to his annexation map. Trump is on the other hand strengthening Netanyahu’s hand by fueling tensions between Iran and the US and declaring that a mutual defense…

India’s Kashmir fiasco: A humanitarian tragedy in the making

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Iqbal Khan Experts in international law agree that the UN and the global community at large does appear to have woken up to the long drawn out plight of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Pakistan has once again endorsement of the recommendations of two Kashmir reports issued by the Office of the United Nations…

Why did Trump give John Bolton the boot?

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Washington was shook by Trump’s sacking of National Security Advisor John Boltonon Tuesday. Trump’s two previous National Security Advisors were soldiers. Bolton was not a soldier, but a tougher hawk militarist and an even bigger imperialist Neocon. In fact, it’s no surprise Bolton was fired. Trump’s negotiations with the Taliban to pull U.S.…

Editorial

Doctors’ syndicate

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Senior doctors in three MTI hospitals of provincial metropolis of Peshawar have adopted a hostile behavior towards patients. They come to the outpatient departments (OPD) for the checkup of people just for two hours between 1000 hours to 1200 hours. The patients line up in long queues three hours before the working hours of the…

March against climate change

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

The level of awareness against the dangerous impact of climate change is growing in Pakistan. To be a part of global march on Friday against this looming environmental disaster, people from all walks of life and student participated in Climate Action now walk organized by environment activists in 26 cities and towns of the country…

Closure of gemological institute

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Commercial Exports Association had persistently agitated the establishment of gem and gemological center in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in successive governments from late 1980s. A small scale gem and gemological center had been established in Peshawar by the federal government in President Musharraf era to encourage the export of value added gems. Revolving capital of Rs. 20…

PM on hydel profit

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

In a media talk after the inauguration of trade facilitation terminal at Torkham, the Prime Minister Imran Khan said that prevailing economic condition do not allow the payment of hydel profit to Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in accordance with A.G.N Qazi formula as it will necessitate further power tariff hike. The province has never received the full…

Universities’ teachers strike

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

As per the decision of General Body meeting of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA), the teachers in all public sector universities have started token strike of two hours on daily basis. The reasons for the protest include financial crisis of the universities, gross violation of Model Universities Act in the appointment…

IMF delegation visit

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

A delegation of International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by its Regional Director Jihad Azour visited Pakistan and had meetings with the Prime Minster Imran Khan and Advisor on Finance Dr.Abdul Haffez Sheik. The Regional Director ruled any relaxation in revenue target of Rs.5.1 trillion and other tough conditions which have accelerated inflation, accentuated economic stagnation…

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…