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PM, COAS receive Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other high-ranking state officials welcomed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman upon his arrival in Pakistan on a maiden visit to the country on Sunday. For his two-day visit, the crown prince is accompanied by a high-powered delegation, including members of […]

Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2019

TEHRAN (AFP): Iran’s foreign ministry summoned on Sunday the Pakistani ambassador after Tehran accused Islamabad of backing a group blamed for a suicide attack on its security forces. “The Islamic Republic of Iran expects Pakistan’s government and army to seriously confront … the terrorist groups active on its border with Iran,” the foreign ministry said […]

Pakistan rejects Indian MEA’s accusations after Pulwama attack

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has categorically rejected the Indian Ministry of External Affair’s accusations regarding the recent attack in Indian Occupied Kashmir, which killed more than 40 Indian security forces personnel. At least 44 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed on Thursday in Srinagar-Jammu Highway in Awantipora area of Pulwama district. The soldiers were killed when […]

Sindh government to initiate legal action against striking doctors

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh government has warned striking doctors from state hospitals across the province of disciplinary action and ordered administrations of all public hospitals to ensure continuation of medical facilities. In a notification issued earlier, the Health Department warned of initiating legal proceedings against doctors boycotting their duties. “[The competent authority] has taken […]

Saudi crown prince’s visit to further strengthen bilateral relations: PM Khan

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan is a sign that bilateral and economic relationship are strengthening between both the Islamic brotherly countries, Radio Pakistan reported.  In an interview with Jeddah based Saudi daily newspaper, he said the main highlight of Saudi crown […]

All options to be cogitated against India’s MFN move: PM advisor

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Advisor on Commerce Razak Dawood on Friday said Pakistan would consider all available choices to retaliate after the India’s decision to withdraw the status of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) for Pakistan. “Pakistan may revoke concessions to India under the South Asia Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA) and may also take up […]

Global

Jailed scholars stage hunger strike in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

RIYADH (AA): Jailed scholars in Saudi prisons have staged a hunger strike to protest their detention, according to an activist group on Monday.  The Prisoners of Conscience group said on Twitter Sheikh Abdullah al-Hamed started an open-ended hunger strike in his prison.  “His hunger strike aims to protest ill-treatment in prison,” the group said.  The activist […]

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Assad on groups ‘betting on US’: ‘Americans won’t protect you, Syrian army will’

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

DAMASCUS (Sputnik): The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) noted earlier this week they are now clearing the village of Baghuz, which is from their point of view the last settlement in Syria controlled by the Daesh group, of the terrorists. Addressing the local Syrian authorities on Sunday, President Bashar al-Assad dwelled on the US-backed Kurds […]

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US using choppers to transport Syrian gold stashed by Daesh: Reports

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

DAMASCUS (Sputnik): US President Donald Trump baffled the whole world last December by saying that the self-proclaimed caliphate, Daesh, had been defeated in Syria, going on to announce the withdrawal of all American troops from the Arab Republic. Syrian state-run news agency SANA has cited local sources as saying that US forces have used helicopters […]

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Polish PM cancels trip to Israel over Netanyahu’s remark

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

WARSAW (Sputnik): Poland’s foreign minister is expected to attend a Visegrad gathering of four central and Eastern European states in Jerusalem instead of the country’s head of state after reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to blame the Polish nation of collaborating with the Nazis in the Holocaust. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told […]

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Rouhani says Iran wants brotherly ties with neighbors

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

BANDAR ABBAS (IRNA): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Tehran is after cordial and brotherly relations in the Persian Gulf region. President Rouhani made the remarks while addressing a gathering in the city of Bandar Lengeh in the Persian Gulf Province of Hormuzgan southern Iran. “We’ve never started any aggression in the entire […]

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Terrorism in Middle East region still not eradicated: Qatari Minister

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

MUNICH (Sputnik): Terrorism has not been completely defeated in the Middle East despite the fact that some territories previously controlled by terrorists have been freed, because the roots of the violence and extremist ideology have not yet been eradicated in the region, the Qatari Foreign Minister has stated. “There are territories [that have] been liberated, […]

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Pakistan

India to invite total destruction if dares to attack Pakistan: Siraj

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has warned Indian Prime Minister Moodi and Indian army chief that if their country  dared to attack Pakistan, it would invite total destruction. Every Pakistani is a live nuclear bomb against India and the nation is fully prepared to repeat the history of Sultan […]

Shahbaz’s release shows a deal: Fawad

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif’s release has sent negative vibes showing that it is certainly the result of a deal. He said a deal with Shahbaz Sharif would not be good for the government. In an interview, the minister said he had opposed the decision of […]

North Waziristan students relishes hospitality at UoP

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Post Graduate Degree College (PGDC) Miranshah students’ along faculty oriented to UoP peace overtures around a contingent of fifty delegates representing post graduate degree college, including intermediate students and bachelor students visited University of Peshawar, to know about possible future educational course of action for visiting students. Maj.Riaz of Punjab 57 regiment […]

CM assured the rule of law and upholding of merit

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

F.P. Report Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has the vision and the ability to successfully bring the country out of the present economic quagmire. The Prime Minister is accustomed to handle crises. The Saudi Crown prince visit to Pakistan would bring foreign investment to the […]

Suspected terrorist surrenders before police

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: A suspected terrorist involved in cases of subversive and heinous acts surrendered before police here in Lakki police station. An official said on Sunday that Obaidur Rehman was wanted by area police in cases of Shah Hasankhel suicide blast and attacks on city police station and office of district police […]

Saudi Prince guest of entire Pakistan: Baloch

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is the honoured guest of the entire Pakistani nation and not of the government alone, and the whole nation was welcoming him with an open heart. Speaking at a breakfast meeting with senior citizens, he said […]

Afghanistan

US may trim over 1,000 troops from Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

MUSCAT (Reuters): Even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency drive by the new commander, a U.S. general told reporters on Friday, estimating the cuts may exceed 1,000 forces. U.S. President Donald Trump told Congress this month he intended to reduce […]

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75% of Afghanistan population still listens to radio

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The world celebrated February 13 as Radio Day, at a time when 75 percent of people in Afghanistan still listen to radio. Around the globe, February 13 is celebrated as World Radio Day to highlight the importance of radio as a medium to improve international cooperation between broadcasters and to encourage major […]

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Ghani, Khalilzad discuss consultative loya jirga on peace

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani and US special envoy for peace Zalmay Khalilzad discussed a proposed consultative loya jirga and ongoing efforts at bringing peace and stability to the war-torn Afghanistan, a statement said on Friday. The two leaders met late Thursday on the sidelines of an international security conference in Munich, Germany, the […]

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Constitutional changes may come but not to please Taliban

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Second vice-president Sarwar Danish on Friday said every law needed a relook in order to bring about reforms, but if changes were to be brought to the Afghanistan’s constitution, they would come from a legal perspective, not to please the Taliban. Addressing a gathering marking the 30th anniversary of the former Soviet […]

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Flash flood kills seven in Farah

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk FARAH CITY: Flash flooding caused by heavy rains killed at least seven people and rendered hundreds of families homeless. A resident of Pusht Koh district, Jalil Ahmad said the flooding followed heavy raining and snowfall. He said seven people had been killed, including two children and two women, and 80 houses swept away […]

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Afghans paid huge price against Soviets

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: As the Afghans celebrated the 30th anniversary of the former Soviet Union troops withdrawal from Afghanistan on Friday, the Taliban said the retreat of the Red Army not only salvaged Afghanistan but also the world from the danger of communism. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 but faced with fierce […]

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Business

Turkey: Retail sales volume down 9.2% in Dec

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s calendar-adjusted retail sales volume with constant prices fell 9.2 percent year-on-year in December 2018, according to the official figures on Friday. “In the same month food, drinks and tobacco sales decreased by 2.7 percent,” TurkStat said. Excluding automotive fuel, non-food sales went down by 12.6 percent, while automotive fuel sales declined 9.5 […]

China’s soybean imports plunge 13 percent in January

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): China’s soybean imports fell 13 percent in January from the same month a year earlier, customs data showed on Thursday, as a hefty duty imposed on shipments from the United States, its second-largest supplier, curbed purchases. China brought in 7.38 million tonnes of soybeans in January, down from 8.48 million tonnes a year […]

Dutch economy grew 2.5% in 2018

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk AMSTERDAM: The Dutch economy grew by 2.5 percent last year, compared to 2.9 percent growth in 2017, Statistics Netherlands reported based on initial figures. The economic growth was boosted by higher consumer spending and business investment. The trade balance – the difference between imports and exports – contributed less to the growth than […]

Foreign tourists spent $73.1 billion in China in 2018

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Foreign visitors made 30.54 million trips to China in 2018, a 4.7 percent increase than that of 2017, according to China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Travelers stayed at least one night in China on 23.64 million of the trips, a growth of 5.2 percent than the figure of 2017, said a […]

JP Morgan Chase to create digital coins using blockchain for payments

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Thursday it plans to launch its own digital coins, called “JPM Coin”, that customers will be able to use for instant transfer of payments over a blockchain network. The largest US bank by assets said customers, on depositing money at the bank, will be issued the […]

US retail sales post largest drop since 2009; jobless claims rise

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a sharp slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018. The economy’s outlook was further dimmed by other data on Thursday showing an unexpected increase in the number of Americans filing […]

Sports

National Jr Under-15 Squash C’ship to start from Feb 18

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): National Junior Under-15 Boys and Girls Squash Championship will be commencing from February 18, 2019 here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex. This was stated by President KP Squash Association Qamar Zaman while talking to AP here on Saturday. He said all arrangements in this connection have already been made for the smooth […]

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Perera blasts Sri Lanka to victory in first South Africa test

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

DURBAN (Reuters): Sri Lanka’s middle-order batsman Kusal Perera scored a brilliant unbeaten century to lead them to a famous one-wicket win over South Africa in a thrilling first test at Kingsmead on Saturday. Perera was not out on 153, his highest test score, as he put on 78 for the last wicket with number 11 […]

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NZ defeat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets on Saturday in the second one-day international in Christchurch. New Zealand takes an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the ODI series. While batting first Bangladesh were all out for 226 with Mohammad Mithun making 57. In reply, New Zealand successfully chased the target after Martin Guptill […]

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PSL 4: Quetta Gladiators defeat Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

F.P. Report DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators defeated Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets in a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match in Dubai on Friday. According to details, Peshawar Zalmi set a target of 156 runs after Kamran Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq both scored 49 each for their team.  Quetta bowler Mohammad Nawaz dismissed two Zalmi batsmen, while Ghulam […]

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Rahul returns to India squad after chat show incident

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Batsman K.L. Rahul returned to India’s squad on Friday for the upcoming limited-overs series against Australia after being sidelined for sexist comments during a controversial TV chat show appearance. Teammate Hardik Pandya had talked about his encounters with multiple women in the chat show aired last month as Rahul sat next to […]

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Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to present joint 2030 WCup bid

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday. Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay had already submitted a joint bid to host the centenary edition of football’s most prestigious tournament, but Pinera said on Twitter that those countries’ presidents […]

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Fashion & Movies

Aamir Khan responds to rumors of ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ remake

By The Frontier Post | February 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rumours of a remake of Andaz Apna Apna have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. Producers Vinny Sinha and Priti Sinha are reportedly planning to bring back the cult classic with some changes in the plot. Reports also claimed that Varun Dhawan and Ranveer Singh are the two leads […]

Salman Khan’s fiction show to hit TV screen in July

By The Frontier Post | February 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan is one of the biggest stars of B-town and his fan following is ever increasing. The actor was last seen in Race 3 and is currently working on his next project, Bharat. But amidst all this, the actor has also ventured into television. After he produced The Kapil Sharma Show, […]

Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya likely to collaborate for upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sooraj Barjatya is the man who introduced us to Salman Khan’s Prem avatar in the movies. The actor-director duo last collaborated in 2015 for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and now we hear they may come together for another project. All this while, Salman had various releases and Barjatya has not released any […]

Varun Dhawan to start shooting of Coolie No 1 remake in June

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: 2019 seems to be a really busy year for Varun Dhawan considering the actor has various projects lined up. He will be juggling between his dance film Street Dancer, Shashank Khaitan’s thriller and now the Coolie No 1 adaptation. Teaming up with his father David Dhawan for the third time for a […]

Dabang Khan to replace Hrithik Roshan in Rohit Dhawan’s movie

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: There is no doubt about the fact that both Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan enjoy a massive fan following across the world. The stars have been in the business for quite some time now and their track record speaks for itself. Earlier, rumours were doing rounds that after Krrish, Hrithik will be […]

Varun Dhawan shares the first official look from Street Dancer

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After ABCD 2 Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor are coming together once again for Remo D’Souza’s next dance film titled Street Dancer. While Varun has already started shooting for the dance film in Punjab, Shraddha along with co-star Nora Fatehi will be joining Varun for the film’s second schedule in London. The […]

Science & Technology

The iPhone is reportedly going OLED-only in 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Brian Heater CALIFORNIA: Apple could drop LCDs from the iPhone line next year, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. That interesting — if not altogether surprising — revelation is buried in a piece about a Japan supplier’s struggles in the wake of disappointing iPhone XR sales. The news, which comes courtesy […]

The Dawn of a New Big Tech Regulatory Era?

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Shelly Palmer CALIFORNIA: At the ShellyPalmer Innovation Series Breakfast at CES 2018, I had a Socratic discussion about the influence of the big technology platforms and other emerging technologies on our lives and the need for responsible innovation with David Sapin, US Risk & Regulatory Leader, PwC. We also talked about the growing “techlash” buzz […]

WhatsApp limits message-forwarding to counter fake news

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform, reported BBC. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that […]

7 pct of enterprises use robots in 2018: EU data

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Across Europe, industrial or service robots were used in the 7 percent of enterprises employing at least ten people in 2018, statistics office of the EU said on Monday. “Large enterprises use robots much more (25% of enterprises employing 250 persons or more) than medium enterprises (12 percent of enterprises employing 50 to […]

China’s tropical island, Hainan, wants to be the top spot for foreign tech startups

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

Rami Blachman HAINAN: China’s President Xi Jinping is taking big steps to improve the country’s economy as the trade war with the U.S. continues. In November, he enacted a number of measures that will expand imports and liberalize key sectors in the economy, predicting that China’s imports of goods and services will exceed $40 trillion […]

Cisco targets mobile enterprise apps with geolocation technology

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Michael Cooney Cisco is rolling out a cloud-based geolocation package it expects will help customers grow mobile location services and integrate data from those services into enterprise analytics and business applications. The package, called DNA Spaces, is comprised of Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) wireless suite and enterprise geolocation technology purchased from July Systems. Cisco […]

Health

PIMS starts vaccination of staff against Swine flu

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has started vaccination of its medical and non medical staff against swine flu (H1N1) in wake of increasing number of cases and patients’ admission in the hospital. On the direction of Executive Director PIMS Dr Amjad Mehmood, the vaccination has been started to protect the doctors, […]

Why sleep is the best painkiller

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

Ana Sandoiu   WASHINGTON: New research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. Sleep may be key for relieving chronic pain, a new study suggests. One in 3 adults in the United States, or 35 percent of the adult population, do not get […]

WHO starts Ebola vaccination campaign in South Sudan

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

Joseph Oduha SUDAN: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has started vaccinating health workers and other frontline responders in South Sudan to avert the spread of the Ebola epidemic from the DR Congo. A press statement said WHO was working with the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, Unicef, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and […]

Jakarta declares dengue fever alert

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Ricky Mohammad Nugraha  JAKARTA: The Jakarta Health Agency has declared a dengue fever (DBD) alert in light of increased number of dengue cases in the capital. “The alert status is to prevent the cases from growing,” Widyastuti told a press conference at her office in Central Jakarta today, January 28, 2019. She explained there were […]

The cause of Alzheimer’s may be gum disease

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Robby Berman Dementia is now the fifth leading cause of death around the world, and 70% of that is due to Alzheimer’s disease. Until now, experts have been baffled by what causes it, and powerless at slowing or reversing the cruel progress of this condition. Alzheimer’s pulls its victims away from reality as their families […]

Ebola death toll reaches to 443 in DR Congo

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2019

EDR CONGO (AFP): The number of people killed in an Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has risen to 443, health authorities have announced, as new President Felix Tshisekedi began his first full day in office on Friday. The rising death toll — up by more than 40 in the past ten days — emphasises […]

Travel

Dubai passenger traffic tops 89m in last year

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Dubai International Airport (DXB) retained its position as the world’s busiest airport for international customer numbers for the fifth consecutive year with annual traffic for 2018 surpassing 89.1 million, according to the annual traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic increased one per cent last year, operator Dubai Airports said. […]

Russian airline to launch regular flights to Taiwan

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

TAIPEI (APP): Russian airline Royal Flight is expected to launch regular flights to Taiwan later this year, the Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said Sunday. The agency said it has received a letter from Russia’s civil aviation authorities designating Royal Flight to offer regular air services to Taiwan, but […]

FAA halts flights into LaGuardia over staffing shortage

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): The Federal Aviation Administration halted flights into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport, citing staffing shortages amid an ongoing partial federal government shutdown that entered day 35 Friday. The agency said it was experiencing staff shortages at two facilities prompted by “a slight increase in sick leave,” as average flight delays were […]

Philippines sets new tourism record with 7.1 million visitors in 2018

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

MANILA (AFP): The Philippines welcomed a record 7.1 million tourists to its beaches and dive spots in 2018, despite its most famous resort Boracay being shut half the year to recover, authorities said Thursday. The archipelago nation of over 7,000 islands saw the number of visitors jump by nearly eight percent over the previous year, […]

International tourism hits 2020 forecast two years early

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

Marnie Hunter WASHINGTON (CNN): Last year was a very good year for international tourism, according to a new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2018, there were 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals, a figure the UNWTO didn’t expect global tourism to hit until 2020. “The growth of tourism in recent years confirms […]

Vienna Airport reports a record 34.4 million passengers last year

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

VIENNA (Reuters) – Vienna Airport <VIEV.VI> reported an 11.3 percent increase in passengers last year to a record high 34.4 million, it said on Tuesday. The operator of one of Europe’s main hubs for eastern European destinations forecast passenger growth of 8 to 10 percent to more than 38 million travellers this year. It said […]

Articles

Paris is completing US puzzle against Iran

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Mohammad Ghaderi Although the French government insists on showing itself in this equation as an independent actor, the particular insistence of Paris to oppose Iran’s missile program is in line with the interests of the Trump government. In September(2017) and during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, extensive talks were held between US, […]

Silver linings of the US government shutdown

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

Huma Yasin The shutdown has meant that the deeply flawed and problematic surveillance programs that target Muslims have not been able to operate – and this is a good chance for the government to reevaluate their effectiveness. The longest government shutdown in history ended on Friday after US President Donald Trump signed a reopening the […]

Kashmiris’ observe Indian Republic day as Black day

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Iqbal Khan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in his radio message on the eve of Black Day said Pakistan will continue to raise the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people at every regional and international forum. Traditionally Kashmiri people, the World over, commemorate India’s Republic day as Black day. This time the gloom had darker shades. […]

A Water Crisis Is Brewing between South Asia’s Arch-Rivals

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Faseeh Mangi, Chris Kay and Archana Chaudhry Women and children walk miles each day in search for water in a crowded, downtrodden district of Pakistan’s financial capital, Karachi — a scene repeated in cities throughout the country. Across the border in India, government research indicates about three-quarters of people don’t have drinking water at home […]

Venezuela today, Turkey tomorrow!

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Yusuf Kaplan The democracy developed in the West, discourses such as the superiority of law, freedoms and human rights, are primarily discourse developed for Western societies. What’s certain is that the West took democracy, freedoms and human rights nowhere in the world. There is not a single example of this. On the contrary, the West […]

The United States of walls and rhetoric

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2019

Sabria Chowdhury Balland “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said. The United States government has been shut down now for 32 consecutive days, making […]

Editorial

Shift in energy policy

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2019

With the change of priorities in present government, power division is working to formulate a comprehensive policy to harness the potential of renewable energy resources including hydel, wind and solar. In this regard focus will be on increasing the share of renewable energy in the total power mix to 20 percent from the existing 4 […]

Unrealistic assessment

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Hollow rhetoric and imaginative narrative about achieving the set target has been the glaring trait of governments’ public relation exercise to hoodwink the public opinion. But the vibrant media is disseminating so much information and knowledge that the people can differentiate between facts and fudged data. But still the self deceiving factor refuses to go […]

Pursuit of clean energy

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

The present government seems keen to give preference to the execution of clean and expensive energy projects over the environment polluting thermal power projects of which the last PML-N government was fond of. Categorically telling the Chinese friends to delete the 1320 MW coal fired power project from the CPEC list is a bold indication […]

Sagacious decision

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Apart from human health related dangerous issues, more than a dozen imported coals based thermal power plants to be executed under CPEC were not financially viable because of highly inflated Capital Expenditure and agreed power tariff by the previous government.. The estimated cost of thermal power projects was $ 22 billion plus. Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf government […]

Financial inclusion

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Cash payments are made on monthly basis in informal sector of the economy including domestic servants, salesmen employed in small business houses and even to employees of in the regional newspapers. In rural areas majority of farmers could not deposit their savings from agriculture income in banks for a number of cogent reasons. In the […]

Looming gas crisis

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Launching and completion of politically motivated gas supply schemes with out exploiting its proven reserves to inject more gas into the distribution system has resulted in its load shedding besides the lingering problem of low pressure. Sacking the Managing Directors of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines and Sui Southern Gas Company, as scapegoats, provides no workable […]

Letters to Editor

Top management of PIA

By The Frontier Post | May 13, 2018

Every time PIA comes in Media they only talk of Operational Employees of PIA that there is overpopulated employees and a figure is Quoted of high number of employees and so Little Aircraft, and a wrong Impression of PIA is Projected Intentionally or unintentionally as Free Tickets worth 5 Billions according to recent Audit of […]

Transformation of schooling in KP

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

According to the 2013 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 6o percent of children in fifth grade in KP don’t have even second grade competency in mathematics and language. The challenge for education reform is to improve this dismal outcome. It would be a big step towards making KP children productive citizens in their own […]

Mental illnesses and lack of awareness

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

The word ‘Mental Health’ refers to the healthy mind free from any sort of mental illness or negative thought patterns. These negative thought patterns govern the individual’s actions and behaviors which are actually considered to be abnormal and socially unacceptable. As, we focus on the healthy body we need to emphasize on healthy mind as […]

The concept of hujra and mosque in Pakhtun society

By The Frontier Post | May 9, 2018

For a very long span of time Islamic state of Afghanistan and our beloved province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been the centre of attraction for both national and international media with respect to many factors. It is a general perception regarding Pakhtun people that they are prejudiced and narrow minded by its nature. Even they […]

Qatar after one year of blockade

By The Frontier Post | May 8, 2018

Just about a year back, Qatar with the population of 2.7 million was heavily dependent on Saudi Arabia and UAE for importing different commodities like poultry, meat and dairy products beside building materials and oil etc, most of it used to come across its border with Saudi Arabia. The Saudi and UAE exports to Qatar […]

Pakistan’s future is on stake!

By The Frontier Post | May 4, 2018

Now a days,  it’s not  a big deal to hear from someone that Matric/Intermediate Board papers were leaked 4hrs or just prior to exam. As these practices are continued from years now students also don’t study for their exams rather they get involved with WhatsApp groups run by mafia in which they get Exams question […]

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