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Terrorist target ANP yet again: Haroon Bilour among 20 maryred in suicide blast

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

Ali Sheikh PESHAWAR: Awami National Party was yet again targeted by the terrorists as 20 people including ANP’s candidate for provincial assembly Haroon Bilour were martyred and 60 other party workers were injured some of them serious. Haroon Bilour was the son of Bashir Ahmed Bilour who was also martyred in 2012 during the campaign…

NRO was enacted to bring political stability in country: Musharraf

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former president and military ruler, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has said that National Reconciliation Order (NRO) 2007 was enacted with the aim to ensure the transparent election process and end the political victimization in the country. This he said while submitting a written reply in Supreme Court on Tuesday in the NRO…

Army to assist ECP to conduct free, fair elections: DG ISPR

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Army will make sure its support to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in conducting free and fair elections in the country. This he said while addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. He said that the elections…

Rao Anwar granted bail in Naqeeb Mehsud case

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: An Anti terrorism Court in Karachi on Tuesday granted bail to Rao Anwar, the suspended police officer being accused of killing aspiring model, Nasimullah Mehsud alias Naqeebullah Mehsud in fake encounter earlier in January. Lawyer of Mehsud, Faisal Siddiqui Advocate, announced that family of Naqeeb will challenge the ATC judgment in Sindh…

FIA summons Zardari, Faryal in money-laundering case

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency has issued summons to Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party, Asif Ali Zardari and women chapter head of the party, Faryal Talpur, in connection with case of laundering Rs35billion, it emerged here on Tuesday. The summons were send to Bilawal House and residence of Faryal Talpur in the adjacent area…

Interior ministry puts Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz on ECL

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry placed the names of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryamm Nawaz on the Exit Control List (ECL) on Tuesday. According to private news channel reports, the names of father and daughter were put on the ECL, who was sentenced to prison in the Avenfield properties case last…

Global

Two more youth martyred by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: As many as two more Kashmir youth were martyred by Indian troops in Anantnag district of occupied Kashmir, on Tuesday. According to Kashmir Media Service report, the youth were martyred by occupied forces during a so-called cordon and search operation in the area. The occupied forces cordoned off the area before launching…

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US to deploy 1,000 more troops to Middle East after alleged Iran tanker attacks

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The United States will deploy an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the US blames on Iran. In a statement Monday, Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the troops were being deployed for “defensive purposes to…

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Egypt to pay $500m to Israel over gas cuts

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Egypt has signed a $500-million settlement agreement with state-owned Israel Electric Corporation over the suspension of natural gas deliveries to Israel. The amount will be paid over a period of eight and a half years, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egyptian Natural Gas (EGAS) said in a statement. Cairo suspended…

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World is borderless for money not people, says Malaysia’s PM

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

LONDON (AA): Western countries’ claim to be borderless is not consistent on the issue of migrants, Malaysia’s prime minister said. During a visit to the Cambridge Union in the U.K. on Sunday, Mahathir Mohamad said the West produced the idea of a “borderless world”, but meant borderless “only for flow of capital.” “When people started…

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Canada: Quebec passes religious symbols ban

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk TRENTON: The Quebec province passed its controversial religious symbols ban and critics say the government snuck in an amendment that creates “secular police,” Canadian media reported Monday. Bill 21 contains a clause that calls for unspecified “disciplinary measures” if employers do not enforce the ban, which covers all government workers who interact with…

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UK secretary sides with Trump over racist attack

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has sided with U.S. President Donald Trump over his racist attacks on Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London and has said he shares the same understanding of the president. The foreign secretary defended Trump and refused to criticise him for attacking Khan and retweeting a post by…

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Pakistan

NAB approves to file three corruption references

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday accorded appr-oval of filing three corruption references against various personalities including former Vice Chancellor Punjab Univeristy, Dr Mujahid Kamran for inflicting losses to national exchequer. The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of anti graft watchdog, chaired by Justice Javed Iqbal also okayed conducting six investigations against various…

JF-17 Thunder spectacular performance at Paris Airshow

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force gave an impressive performance at the opening ceremony of the 53rd edition of the 7-day International Paris Airshow held in Le Bourget, Paris. The Paris Airshow was inaugurated by the President of France Emmanuel Macron while Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul…

Production order of Zardari after legal opinion of Law Ministry: Asad Qaiser

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser Monday assured opposition that he would decide about the production order of President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Asif Ali Zardari after getting legal opinion from Law Ministry. During session of the National Assembly, the Speaker was responding to the opposition legislators who were demanding that production…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Opp enjoying sumptuous feast with looted money: Sumsam

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Syed Sumsam Ali Bukhari has said that sumptuous feasts were being enjoyed by the opposition parties at the expense of looted national exchequer. In a statement issued here on Monday, he said that no one would be allowed to increasing political temperature in the country, adding that the opposition…

World looking towards Pakistan as ideal destination for investment: PM

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said due to hectic efforts of the incumbent government, the global community was looking towards Pakistan as the most significant country in the world,  blessed with huge strategic and investment opportunities. He was talking to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senators who called on him here in the PM chamber…

Afghanistan

Limbs of hope: The healers of Kabul

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: On a crisp spring day in Kabul, physiotherapist Shukrullah Zeerak took me on a tour of the Red Cross Orthopaedic Centre. I struggle to keep up as he races between buildings. Even with a prosthetic leg, he can outpace anyone with his brisk, no-nonsense stride. Suddenly, he stops and turns to a…

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Iranian Envoy sees a role for Taliban in power

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iran’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mohammad Reza Bahrami, says that Tehran wants a role for the Taliban in Afghanistan’s government, but that role should not be dominant. Taliban has publicly said that the group is not seeking power and that it wants an equal role for all Afghans in the future government. “We…

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Mullah Musamim among six killed in operations

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk HERAT CITY: The Afghan security forces killed six Taliban militants during the operations in Farah and Herat provinces. The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the soldiers of the 2nd Brigade conducted an operation in Posht-e-Rod district and killed 3 Taliban militants. The statement further added that the security forces also killed…

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CEO hopes prisoners release is not an election campaign

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Almost a week after the Afghan government released at least 400 Taliban prisoners out of 887 inmates to be released in the near future, Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, said he hopes the move will be a gesture of goodwill, not an election campaign. Earlier this month, President Ghani announced to…

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55 militants killed in Kandahar: Tadin Khan

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: The security forces killed at least 55 Taliban militants during the operations in past three days in Kandahar. The Police Chief of Kandahar Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said the security forces killed the militants in Takhta Pul, Shahwali Kot, Arghistan, Mianshin and Maiwand districts. Gen. Tadin Khan further added that several foreign…

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40,000 people diagnosed with cancer in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Figures by the Ministry of Public Health show that almost 40,000 people have been diagnosed with different types of cancer diseases, citing lack of awareness for an increase in the number of patients countrywide. The figures show that more than 3,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, of which, 1,700…

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Business

LPG dealers demand anti-dumping duty on imported LPG

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan LPG Marketers Association has urged the government to impose anti-dumping duty on LPG Imported through Taftan to protect LPG produced locally. While addressing a meeting of Pakistan LPG Marketers Association, Farooq Iftikhar said that local LPG industry must be protected through imposition of anti-dumping duty on out-of-control imports of LPG through…

KP businessmen demand to revise Axle load regime

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Businessmen of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have rejected the Axle load regime, implemented by National Highways Authority, what they called it as against their interest and investors, asked to review the decision for smooth functioning of the industries in the country. Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) president Faiz Muhammad Faizi while addressing…

PTCL, LMKT-operates NIC makes its mark at Pakistan Startup Cup

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and LMKT, a leading Pakistan-based technology services company, is pleased to announce that National Incubation Center Peshawar startups secured first and third positions in the Pakistan Startup Cup 2018-19, which is the nation’s biggest and most noteworthy startup competition. This is a major milestone for the LMKT-…

Oil prices down as output, stocks remain high in US

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Crude oil prices were down to kick off the new week on Monday as crude oil inventories and near record high levels of output in the United States continue to keep downward pressure on prices. International benchmark Brent crude traded at $61.91 per barrel at 0705GMT with a 0.51% decline after it…

Egypt to pay $500m to Israel over gas cuts

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Egypt has signed a $500-million settlement agreement with state-owned Israel Electric Corporation over the suspension of natural gas deliveries to Israel. The amount will be paid over a period of eight and a half years, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egyptian Natural Gas (EGAS) said in a statement. Cairo suspended…

Turkey: Unemployment rate at 14.1% in March

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s unemployment rate stood at 14.1% in March this year, the country’s statistical authority announced Monday. The unemployment rate rose by four percentage points year-on-year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said. On a yearly basis, the number of unemployed people aged 15 and older surged 1.33 million to 4.54 million as of March.…

Sports

India can demoralise World Cup opponents, says Srikkanth

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth says Virat Kohli side’s are having a demoralising effect on their World Cup opponents. India beat Pakistan by 89 runs via DLS method in Manchester on Sunday to extend their blistering start to the World Cup. Two-time champions India, among the favourites to lift the World Cup…

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Akhtar lashes out at ‘brainless’ Sarfaraz

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Former Pakistan pacer ShoaibAkhtar has severely criticized the Men in Green captain Sarfaraz Ahmed’s tactics against India at the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup. While speaking in a video on his Youtube channel, Akhtar questioned Sarfaraz’s decision to bowl first against India, despite playing five regular bowlers. “The mistakes committed…

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No room for error after India loss, says Pakistan’s Wasim

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Pakistan must win all four of their remaining group games to have any chance of reaching the World Cup semi-finals, all-rounder Imad Wasim has said after his team’s defeat by arch-rivals India on Sunday. India, who won by 89 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method, have seven points and occupy third place in the…

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Shakib stars as Bangladesh stun West Indies with second highest World Cup chase

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

TAUNTON (AFP): Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan’s brilliant century clinched a remarkable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday. Shakib blasted 124 from 99 balls and Linton Das hit a superb 94 from 69 deliveries to lead Bangladesh to 322-3 with 8.3 overs…

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Can never win with two 38-year-olds in the side: Raja

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

LONDON (Monitoring Desk): Former Pakistan Captain Ramiz Raja blamed the inclusion of senior all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez for Pakistan’s lacklustre display in the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup. In a video on his youtube channel ‘Ramiz speaks’, Raja called for the introduction of new talent after Pakistan’s defeat to India in…

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Injured Roy to miss England’s next two World Cup games

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): England opener Jason Roy will miss the hosts’ next two World Cup matches with a torn left hamstring, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Monday. Roy, who sustained the injury while fielding during England’s win over the West Indies on Friday, has been ruled out of Tuesday’s group fixture against Afghanistan…

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Fashion & Movies

Sunny Deol reveals he didn’t speak to Shah Rukh Khan for 16 years

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sunny Deol has revealed the reason behind not talking to Indian famed actor Shah Rukh Khan for 16 years after doing work together in blockbuster ‘Darr’. Deol said, “I was doing a scene in the film where Shah Rukh stabs me. I had a heated discussion with Yash Chopra regarding…

‘GOT’ star Lena Headey reveals how she really felt about Cersei’s death

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Anyone who dipped into the Game of Thrones hashtag on Twitter during the final season — or read some of the reviews — will know that not everyone liked it. Quite a few people really didn’t like it, in fact. This historic church held a life-saving secret underneath it — What’s in…

College student Suman Rao crowned Miss India 2019

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The winner of Miss India 2019 has finally been selected following weeks of criticism surrounding the pageant over lookalike contestants. SumanRao, a 20-year-old college student from Rajasthan, took the title during the grand finale in Mumbai on Saturday. Rao will now move on to represent her country at Miss World 2019 in…

Italian singer, director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME:  Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a statement, his foundation said he died in Rome on Saturday. “Ciao Maestro,” said the announcement. Often appreciated more by the public than critics, Zeffirelli was the last of a…

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan likely to be seen together in Hindi remake of Forrest Gump

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After Karan Johar’s period drama, Takht and Homi Adajania’s Angrezi Medium, Kareena Kapoor Khan has given her nod to another big project and it’s one of the most awaited projects already. Thanks to the incredible popularity and credibility of its leading man, superstar Aamir Khan. Yes, after 3 Idiots (2009) and Talaash…

Nora Fatehi turns cute street vendor in Bangkok

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Nora Fatehi made waves with her amazing performance in the song Dilbar in the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate. The actress was most recently seen on the big screen in Bharat. She had a special appearance in the film. Currently, Nora is having a gala time in Bangkok. One of the actress’s fan…

Science & Technology

Forensics firm claims it can break into any phone including iPhone

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Apple makes it a point with every product announcement to stress security and privacy features. That exact thing happened just a few weeks ago at Apple’s annual developer event, where the company unveiled several new privacy-centric features that other companies might not be able to replicate (because, you know, Android). But iPhone…

AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold orders

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON:AT&T has cancelled early orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Tom’s Guide first reported the cancellation, noting that AT&T said the Galaxy Fold would be available again to order as soon as Samsung announces a new launch date. AT&T is offering $100 in credit to those whose orders it has cancelled. The Samsung…

India to launch second moon mission next month

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

NEW DELHI (AA): India will be launching its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, on July 15, head of the country’s space agency said on Wednesday. In a news conference reported by news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), K Sivan, the chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Chandrayaan-2, weighing 3.8 tons, will carry 13…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to be launched in August

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Though Samsung is still struggling for the launch of its most innovative Galaxy Fold smartphone yet it didn’t stop tech geeks for guessing launch date of the next Galaxy Note. We knew that Galaxy Note 10 is launching in August but we had no idea what exactly would be the launch date…

Three to launch 5G service in August

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Three will launch its first 5G network this August in London, before extending it to 25 other UK towns and cities before the end of the year. The telecoms company will kick off with a home broadband service in the capital but is also launching mobile services. It follows BT’s EE and…

China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban

By The Frontier Post | June 10, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): China summoned global technology companies for talks last week following last month’s U.S. ban on selling technology to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The blacklisting of Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecoms network equipment, bars U.S. companies from supplying it with…

Health

Health services hit hard as doctors go on strike in India

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

NEW DELHI (AA): Healthcare services across several states of India were hit hard on Monday after doctors went on a strike to demand workplace safety. The Indian Medical Association, a national doctors’ body, decided to withdraw non-essential services for a day to express solidarity with their colleagues in the state of West Bengal who are…

Ebola vaccinations underway in Uganda

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

KAMPALA (AA): “We want all of us, around this family to be injected, because we are scared and want to get protection from Ebola.” Says Muhindo Mary.Muhindo is one of the 96 contacts to the confirmed Ebola cases in Kasese district that have been listed by the World Health Organization for the Ebola trial vaccine.…

Seven more children die due to malnutrition in Thar

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report THAR: As many as seven children died due to malnutrition and various other diseases here in the district’s Civil Hospital Mithi, on Sunday. According to reports, the ages of the deceased children were between two days and three years and they died in the past 24 hours. The latest seven deaths bring the…

Another polio case surfaces in Bannu

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Another polio case was reported in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to Health Ministry, the poliovirus had been confirmed in a 1.5-year-old boy in Bannu area of KP, bringing the total number of polio cases in the country to 24 this year. Reports added that samples of the child were sent…

India: Encephalitis death toll reaches 83

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

CHANDIGARH, India (AA): The death toll due to suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in an east Indian state rose from 64 last Thursday to 83 on Sunday, officials said. “Most of the victims are children, and the cases have been reported from various areas,” Dr. Shailesh Prasad Singh, a senior health official in Muzaffarpur in…

Anti-polio drive in Sindh from today

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Around 5.5 million children of under-five years of age from across Sindh will be vaccinated against polio virus in Sindh during a campaign, starting from Monday. The campaign will continue for a week in all six districts of Karachi, home to around 2.4 million children up to age of five years, however,…

Travel

From Amsterdam to Venice, the impact of too many tourists sparks outrage and action

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk Overtourism is being blamed for everything from climbers dying on Mount Everest to cruise ships going aground in Venice. Popular tourist sites are considering a host of responses from implementing fees, caps on visitors or timed ticketing. Tourists and travel advisors should also consider places off the beaten path, experts say. Several recent…

Scenic Kumrat valley awaits million tourists this season

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Scenic Kumrat valley famously known as fairy land awaiting million tourists this season. There are a lot of places, luxurious in beauty in Pakistan, which really needed to be explored and Kumrat Valley, a paradise on earth, is one of them which is one of the most beautiful valley. Probably, it is…

First-ever coffee museum opens in Turkey to promote Anatolian coffee culture

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARABUK: Turkey’s first-ever coffee museum opened with the collaboration of three coffee masters to keep the 500-year-old coffee culture of Anatolia alive in northern Turkey’s Karabük province, in the western Black Sea Region. Naim Koca and Atilla Narin, authors of the book “The Lost Coffees of Anatolia,” established the “Turkey Coffee Museum” along…

Dominican Republic: FBI investigating why some U.S. tourists have died mysteriously

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk Dominican Republic: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is a popular vacation spot among American tourists. Federal investigators are now probing why a spate of people have died suddenly over the past year while visiting the island country. The FBI is now helping local authorities in the Dominican Republic examine the mysterious deaths…

Oman’s tourism rates soar as expat numbers plummet

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The number of foreign tourists visiting Oman in April rose by more than a third compared with the same time last year, according to figures issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI). There were 330,685 foreign visitors to Oman in April 2019 – 84,452 more than the same month…

Provision of facilities to visiting tourists directed

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja FarooqHaider Khan Monday directed all the district administrations and tourism department to ensure provision of all basic facilities for the tourists during this tourism season. Addressing a high level meeting held, he directed all concerned heads of the departments to provide timely information…

Articles

Saffron India’s Kashmir Policy: Deceit and Tyranny

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Iqbal Khan After its massive victory in 2019 election, the BharatiyaJanata Party (PJP) plans to further trivialize and marginalize Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) on its own strength, and it is expected to be an operation with no holds barred. Kashmir’s increasing violence was the backdrop for India’s recent elections, which saw Prime Minister NarendraModi returned…

Azerbaijan and Pakistan: Historical relations and perspectives

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Ayaz Haider Bangash Having located most of its area in Asian Continent makes Azerbaijan as a half-brother of Pakistan by region. Owing to linkage of border with the neighboring states of Pakistan, aroma of delicious food and culture can also be experienced in Pakistan. Cherry on top, majority of people in both countries practices the…

Islamophobia will not solve Europe or Asia’s problems

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Ibrahim Kalin On June 5, during a rare trip abroad, Aung San SuuKyi, state counsellor of Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, visited Hungary and met Prime Minister Viktor Orban. After the meeting, the Hungarian government released an official statement, saying: “The two leaders highlighted that one of the greatest challenges at present for both…

Who stands to gain from tanker attacks in Gulf?

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq The origins of the attacks in the Gulf of Oman remain a mystery, but the message behind the attack is as clear as day. As if global market jitters were not bad enough already, someone decided to attack two more oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this morning, sending the price of…

Importance of constitutional literacy for a progressive society

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Asmat Shah Garwaki Recently, news circulated on print and electronic media that the most backward district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Torghar district has topped the District Performance Scorecard for the third time in a row for having best educational facilities at government schools and attendance ratio is also more than satisfactory. For making a progressive society,…

‘Daish in Afghanistan- New wave of instability for the region’

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Shehla Naz Having emerged as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Daesh grew to become ‘the most powerful and notorious terror group in the world’ in short span. Baghdadi’s main ambition was to create a caliphate based on Islamic Laws, stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. In August 2013, Daesh displayed a map…

Editorial

Polio vaccination

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Pakistan has not become a polio virus free country so far despite the persistent and hectic efforts of the federal and provincial governments. There are instances of chronic and stubborn refusals on the part of parents in certain districts of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa to administer polio to their children below the age of five years. Earlier…

Industrial zones’ publicity

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed the high-ups of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KPZDMC) to accord upbeat publicity to Hattar, Draband Special Economic Zone and Mahamand Marble City. The creation of this company was the brain child of former PTI Chief Minister for which an efficient public sector organisation, Sarhad Development Authority…

Streamlining healthcare

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has finalised a plan of setting up Intensive Care Units for the treatment new born babies in category-A and B hospitals. The plan if approved will cost Rs. 2 billion and funds to the tune of Rs. 10 million will be released in the next fiscal year. At present no such facility…

Vague policy on Afghan nationals

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

The deadline for the stay of registered Afghan refugees expires on 30th June and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has asked the federal government that further extension in their stay should not be granted. There are genuine reasons for this tough stance if the frontline lines status of the province and periodicity of terrorist attacks on its…

Raising retirement age limit

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa cabinet has approved amendments in the Civil Servants Act 1973 to raise the limit of retirement on superannuation from 60 years to 63 years. Necessary legislation by the provincial legislature will be required for the implementation of this decision. The financial stringency compelled the provincial government to take this decision for which federal…

Another power tariff hike

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Federal budget for the next fiscal year is under discussion in the National Assembly and finance bill is yet to be tabled but National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has allowed the Power Distribution Companies a uniform increase of Rs.150 in electricity tariff. It is one of the tough conditions included in the staff level International…

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…