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Pakistan urges UN to facilitate peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the United Nations to play their role in preventing any escalation in the region and facilitating peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute. As part of Pakistan’s consistent political and diplomatic efforts, he has addressed another comprehensive communication to the UN Security Council President and the UN…

Wearing masks at crowded places mandatory to prevent spread of Coronavirus: Dr. Zafar

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza says wearing masks at crowded places has been declared mandatory to prevent spread of Coronavirus. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad this afternoon, he said in view of growing number of Corona cases and deaths due to this disease, the government…

Sh Rasheed announces resumption of five more trains

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Saturday announced to operate five more trains in coming days under-designed standard operating procedures (SOPs) amid coronavirus outbreak. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the federal minister said that Pakistan Railways has suffered a loss of 50 million in last 10 days due to…

Mob vandalises Karachi’s Civil Hospital after ‘delay in handing over body’ of Covid-19 patient

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Violence erupted at the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) on Friday night after dozens of people vandalised the facility and attacked doctors, allegedly because the medical staff “delayed handing over the body” of a Covid-19 patient, officials said. Police officials said that a patient was brought to the hospital at…

National Coordination Committee meeting postponed till June 1

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Sunday has been postponed and will now be held on June 1. According to details, an important meeting of the National Coordination Committee under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan on the issue of coronavirus will now be held on June 1…

PK-8303 crash: Funeral prayers of PAF officer offered in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Funeral prayers of Squadron Leader Zain-ul Arif Khan, who martyred in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 plane crash, offered at PAF Base Faisal today. The funeral prayers were attended by Air Vice Marshal Ahmad Hassan, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Engineering) and Air Vice-Marshal Abbas Ghumman, Air Officer Commanding,…

Global

New York mayor declares 11pm city curfew amid protests

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: New York s mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday declared a city curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, as anti-racism protests grip the United States with regular outbreaks of violence and looting. Saying that “we support peaceful protest,” De Blasio said he made the decision in consultation with the state…

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Autopsy finds cop suffocated black man as US braces for more fury

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk MINNEAPOLIS: An autopsy found Monday that an African-American man whose death has set off nationwide unrest was suffocated by a police officer, contradicting a preliminary ruling, as cities including New York imposed or toughened curfews in expectation of fresh fury. Violence has erupted for three straight nights outside the White House, where a…

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US records 743 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday recorded 743 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, bringing its total to 105,099 since the global pandemic began. The country has officially logged 1,809,109 cases of COVID-19, the tracker set up by the Baltimore-based university showed at 8:30pm (0030 GMT…

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Putin approves July 01 as date for constitutional amendments vote

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk NOVO-OGARYOVO: Russian President Vladimir Putin approved July 1 as the date for the constitutional amendments vote. According to the president, ideas were voiced to hold the vote on the same day as the rescheduled Victory parade, June 24, which he believes is wrong. “There were even ideas to hold the vote right on…

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Israel, Saudi Arabia in secret talks to curb Turkish presence in Waqf

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israel and Saudi Arabia have been reportedly engaged in secret talks since last December, through American mediation, over including Saudi representatives in the Islamic Waqf Council at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. This development has been taking place against the backdrop of US President Donald Trump’s deal of the century, and the…

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Gantz tells army to step up preparations, as WB annexation looms

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israeli Defence Minister (DM) Benny Gantz said on Monday he ordered the military to step up preparations for Israel’s pending annexation of parts of the West Bank, a plan that could stoke Palestinian violence. Prime Minister Netanyahu has pledged to begin cabinet discussions on July 1 on extending Israeli sovereignty to Jewish…

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Pakistan

Govt extends smart lockdown for 15 days in Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report QUETTA: The Balochistan government has extended smart lockdown due to coronavirus for fifteen days and issued directives to run businesses with precautionary measures, on Tuesday. A notification in this regard has been issued by the Balochistan Home Department in which it has been stated that business centers and shops will remain open six…

Senior actresses Rubina Ashraf, Sakina Samo test positive for coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistani actresses Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo have been tested positive for coronavirus. According to details, both the actresses have gone into isolation for 14 days at their houses. Sources told that family members of Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo will soon be tested for the virus. It is to be mentioned…

JUI-F MNA Munir Orakzai dies of cardiac arrest days after recovering from COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PARACHINAR: Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Munir Khan Orakzai on Tuesday has passed away from heart attack in Kurram, days after recovering from the coronavirus. According to family sources, Orakzai had tested positive for the coronavirus in April but made a full recovery in May. The funeral prayers of the deceased will…

Businesses to remain open five days a week across Sindh

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh Home department has said in its notification that businesses will remain open from Monday to Friday – 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM – in the province, on Tuesday. According to the notification, educational and training institutions, marriage and expo halls, sports clubs, gyms, beauty parlors, shrines, cinemas and theaters will…

PML-N condemns shortage of ventilators in Islamabad hospitals

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday has condemned shortage of ventilators in Islamabad hospitals. In a statement, the PML-N leader said the government is lying to the nation that 90 ventilators are working in different hospitals. Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan should tell the truth and stop doing politics…

162 health care workers in Punjab test positive for COVID-19 in one day

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: An alarming 162 health care workers in Punjab have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, an official report reveals. On June 1, according to the daily situation report of the Punjab government on coronavirus, a total of 562 healthcare workers have contracted the deadly disease in the province to…

Afghanistan

Afghan govt’s release of Taliban will continue: ONSC

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government will continue the release of Taliban prisoners to begin intra-Afghan negotiations and to help the announced reduction in violence go on, said the National Security Council. President Ashraf Ghani on May 24 pledged to release 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture in response to the Eid ceasefire announced…

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Taliban release 45 soldiers from their prison in Baghlan

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

PUL-E-KHOMRI (Agencies): Taliban released 45 soldiers from their prison in Baghlan. Nazir Najem spokesman for Baghlan governor told BNA, the soldiers are belonged to national police and local police and have been captive by the Taliban for several months.

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Killing of journalist, media workers sparks int’l response

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The attack on a bus carrying the employees of Kabul-based Khorshid TV on Saturday has sparked international reactions. The attack left two people dead–a journalist and a studio technician–and six others wounded. Officials of the TV network said such incidents are not investigated properly by the government. “Just as other incidents that…

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Balkh urea factory teeters on brink of collapse

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Workers of the Fertilizer and Power Plant in northern Balkh province say the Afghan Gas Enterprise has given the gas they need to Bayat company in Shiberghan city, bringing the plant to the verge of collapse. The factory suspended productions two months ago, rendering hundreds of workers jobless. The jobless workers staged…

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Kapisa Traffic Dept’s Head killed by unknown gunmen

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KAPISA: Sayed Munir, head of Kapisa’s traffic department, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Monday morning in the provincial center, police officials said. The incident happened in Qala-e-Sayed Khan village in Kapisa city, while Munir was on his way to his office, according to the police. After the incident, dozens came out…

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Hizb-e-Islami: Top members still not released by govt

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Hizb-e-Islami party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is not “happy and satisfied” with the release of its prisoners by the Afghan government, a process that is part of a peace deal signed between Hekmatyar and President Ashraf Ghani in 2016. Based on the agreement, the government pledged to release almost 3,000 prisoners…

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Business

Sindh Revenue Board issues tax incentive package

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh Revenue Board, Government of Sindh has issued Tax Incentive Package, on Monday which provides substantial benefit and relief to the taxpayer, service providers and withholding agents, in return of their tax compliance. The Package includes exemption of up to 100 per cent of the amount of default surcharge, total remission…

CPI inflation falls to 8.2% on YoY basis

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based monthly inflation decelerated to 8.2 percent on year-on-year (YoY) basis in May 2020, from 8.5 percent during April, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics reported Monday. On month-on-month (MoM) basis, it however, increased by 0.3% in May as compared to an decrease of 0.8% in the previous month…

Traders’ community demands an end to lockdown from KP

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWR: Traders community here on Monday demanded of the government to end lockdown and allow businesses to remain open seven days a week. The demand was made by a delegation of Traders Alliance Federation led by its president Amin Babar, Senior Vice President Sanaullah, Vice President Munawar Khurshid and others during a meeting…

Panasonic to deliver locally fit products for consumers

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has announced its new partnership in Pakistan with Pak Elektron Limited (PEL). Formalized today at the Panasonic Partnership Summit held in Lahore, the companies joined hands to offer a diverse range of premium and locally-fit products to better meet the unique needs of the Pakistani…

Engro launches drive to donate equipment for healthcare workers

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: As part of the PKR 1 billion Hussain Dawood Pledge, Engro Foundation – the social investment arm of Engro Corporation – has launched an initiative to donate 459,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE) worth PKR 100 million for frontline healthcare practitioners. In the first phase, 104,000 units of protective gear worth…

VC KUST chaired Online Academic Council meetings

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report KOHAT: Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Tasleem Hussain chaired series of meetings during the month of May 2020 for evaluating the quality of Online lectures recorded by faculty members. The Vice Chancellor along with Prof. Fida Younus Khattak (Department of Physics and senior academicians) during the online…

Sports

Rabada committed to South Africa

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says he is fully committed to playing for South Africa after a difficult 2019/20 season in which he felt “out of place” and incurred a one-test ban for overzealous celebration against England. The 25-year-old topped the International Cricket Council’s test bowler rankings in 2018 but was, by his own…

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PCB faces challenge of providing ‘bio-secure’ environment at NCA

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) faces a challenging task of providing a ‘bio-secure’ environment at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore for the training camps. The facility does not have the ability to facilitate 30 cricketers while simultaneously ensuring they are kept apart. After a virus-free environment is established, allowing the…

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Raja’s hilarious response

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Former Pakistan opener, who is now a renowned commentator, Ramiz Raja gave a hilarious response, when asked about the chances of coaching the national side in the future. Raja was participating in a Q&A session on YouTube, where he opened up on why he lacks the temperament for this role. “Well you…

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Waqar urges Afridi and Gambhir to end social media war

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

ISLAMABAD: (AFP): Former Pakistan star Waqar Younis has called on Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir to end their social media war, and for India and Pakistan to resume playing cricket. After being fierce on-field rivals, Pakistan’s Afridi and former Indian opener Gambhir have become involved in heated social media exchanges over the troubled Kashmir region,…

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Australia players fine with more throw-downs if staff cut – Smith

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

SYDNEY (Agencies): Australia’s senior players will be ready to assume additional duties like giving throw-downs to team mates in practice if further cost-cutting means fewer support staff, leading batsman Steve Smith said on Monday. Cricket Australia (CA) has furloughed about 80% of its workforce due to the coronavirus pandemic and state associations have made deep…

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Hamilton slams F1 for staying silent on Floyd death

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Six times Formula One motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton has criticised his sport for its silence on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police officer knelt on his neck. The death in Minneapolis triggered a wave of outrage and violent protests in the United…

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Fashion & Movies

Elon Musk got the title of ‘real-life Iron Man’ after his assistance in Marvel films

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Eagle-eyed Marvel fans may have noticed tech mogul Elon Musk make a brief appearance in Iron Man 2, leaving all of his ardent followers in shock. While the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has several times in the past drawn comparison with the Marvel superhero, it turns out he has been quite involved…

Harry and Meghan hire Jeff Bezos, Madonna’s security firm for $8,600 per day

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been continuously facing privacy breaches ever since they moved to Los Angeles. And to ward off hovering drones, sneaky paparazzi and crazed fans, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have finally beefed up their security team by hiring an “exclusive A-list security firm.” According to The…

Kylie Jenner is not a billionaire, Forbes magazine now says

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Forbes magazine, which in March 2019 declared reality TV star Kylie Jenner had become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, said on Friday that it no longer believed that her net worth was that much. The magazine said it reviewed financial data released by Coty Inc (COTY.N), which bought a 51 percent stake…

Daniyal Raheel, Faryal Mehmood tie nuptial knot

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Days after Hina Altaf and Aagha Ali got married amidst the coronavirus lockdown, model-cum-actor Faryal Mehmood and director, actor Daniyal Raheel continued the trend by tying the nuptial knot. The simple Nikkah ceremony was held in Lahore which was attended only by the groom’s relatives as the bride’s family resides in the…

KP artists community appeal for relief package

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The artiste community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appealed to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan and KP Minister for Culture Shoukat Yousafzai and officials of the Culture Department KP for immediate include them in the Corona Relief Package as the artist community, like many others, has been hit hard by the…

Taj Mahal damaged in deadly thunderstorm

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk AGRA: A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate and a railing running below its five lofty domes, officials said Sunday. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, India’s top tourist attraction has been shut since mid-March as…

Science & Technology

Students reject online classes in varsities

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Rejecting the initiation of online classes in varsities, the office bearers of Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF) have lambasted the provincial government and urged it to stop the process as it will deprive thousands of students from education due to unavailability of internet service. Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar press club,…

Tribal youth creates software for school documentation

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: The first year student has created a special database for documentation of school for fulfilling necessities of the educational institutions. Shah Saud Khan s/o Baktullah, resident of Landi Kotal and student of 1st year of Computer Science in Imperial College System, Peshawar said that since his childhood he was interested in…

Moscow bemused at US space ‘hysteria’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by “hysteria” around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars. On Saturday, SpaceX made history by becoming the world’s first commercial company to send humans into orbit, leading Russia to…

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report PARIS: As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks. The technology could help avert new surges in COVID-19 infections that might overwhelm…

Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology normally used to locate militants to instead track coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with. In a programme publicly touted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling the…

President Trump threatens to shut down social media after tweet gag

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that he may regulate social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets. Trump will sign an executive order “pertaining to social media” on Thursday, aides to the president said, without offering more detail about its contents. Twitter tagged two…

Health

India approves antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 patients

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk BENGALURU: India’s government said on Tuesday it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use in treating COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir is the first drug to show improvement in COVID-19 patients in formal clinical trials. It was granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month and…

World’s first study of antibody treatment against COVID-19 starts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday it had started an early-stage trial to test its potential treatment for COVID-19, in the world’s first study of an antibody treatment against the disease. Lilly is one of the several drugmakers and research institutions that are working on vaccines, antivirals and other treatments to help…

326 doctors hit by COVID-19, five die in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Around 326 doctors have so far affected from COVID-19 in KP while five doctors have so far lost their lives while fighting the pandemic. This was stated in a statement issued by Young Doctors Association Khyber Paktunkhwa. The statement said that more than 100 doctors working in gyne wards of different hospitals…

Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among European ancestry participants who carry two faulty copies of the APOE gene (termed e4e4). One in 36 people of European ancestry…

High blood pressure during and after exercise may linked to disease later in life

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. Blood pressure responses to exercise are significant markers of cardiovascular disease and mortality risk in young to middle-aged adults. However,…

13 more died of virus in KP: Report

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Wadood Jan PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Friday said that 13 more people died of Corona in the last 24 hours in the province. According to report, issued by Health Department, that the total number of deaths from corona in the province has reached 445. The report added that five persons died of Corona…

Travel

Travel restrictions: Why is UK quarantine at odds with Europe, asks global air travel alliance

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Opposition to the Government’s travel quarantine plans is growing ahead of its introduction next week, with a senior member of IATA, the global air travel body, asking why the UK’s strategy is at odds with the rest of Europe. Rafael Schvartzman, regional vice president of Europe for IATA, said the holiday opportunities…

Germany only one of Greece’s big tourist markets on list of approved flights

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece announced on Friday that it would be opening its borders to tourists from 29 countries on June 15, although Germany is the only country from the list of the five key markets for Greece’s tourism sector, as the UK, Italy, France and the US continue to have high rates of coronavirus…

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Germany Some border crossings with neighbors Austria, Switzerland, and France began to open on May 16 under tightly controlled conditions, with June 15 set as the date to fully relax borders and restrictions on inter-EU travel. Germany also lifted its strict border controls with Luxembourg on the same day. A similar deal with Denmark has…

Cyprus to pay holiday costs of coronavirus infected tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Cyprus has pledged to cover the holiday costs of anyone who tests positive for the virus after travelling there. In a letter made public on Wednesday, the government said it would pay for accommodation, medicine and food for patients and their families. Tourists “will only need to bear the cost of their…

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: With news that many countries in Europe are reopening to tourism in time for summer, travelers with their sights set on Asia are anxiously awaiting word on when they’ll be given the green light to visit their favorite destination. As of now, those with Thailand in mind will need to wait at…

Pre-travel tests of little use against virus spread

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Border closures do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the European Union’s public health agency said, as EU states weigh lifting some travel restrictions imposed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said measures such as testing travellers before departure…

Articles

Let the US burn so that the world can breathe!

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Yusuf Kaplan One police officer pinned down a black civilian with a knee to his neck and killed him. Ruthlessly! What’s more is that he was aware he was being recorded! It seems this inhumane, chilling black murder that took place in Minneapolis is going to lead the US to a revolution. For now, in…

The role of social media in disasters

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Ghazi Khan In recent years the widespread use of social media has facilitated the propagation of information in the world. Billions of internet and social media platforms users can get easy access to information they want through social media quickly. There is no denying the fact that electronic, print and social media has played and…

Indian Hubris invites Chinese Fury

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected President Donald Trump’s mediation offer for resolving ongoing China-India stand-off. Reiterating his offer Trump said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not in a good mood about the ongoing big conflict with China. Earlier Trump had tweeted on May 27 offering to help resolve growing border tensions.…

Minneapolis’s progressive image burns in its streets

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Adam Minter The last time that Minneapolis burned like this was July 1967. For three nights, dozens of buildings and businesses along Plymouth Avenue, a commercial strip on the city’s predominantly African-American North Side, were vandalized, looted and torched. Accounts differ as to what sparked the violence then. But there was no doubt about the…

Trump’s war on Huawei is self-defeating

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

George Koo When the US administration recently attempted to slam the door on Huawei, China’s leading telecommunication and most technology-loaded company, President Donald Trump and his China advisers broke what had until then been the gold standard in international collaboration – the world’s semiconductor industry. The US Department of Commerce recently announced that henceforth, any…

Altercation of 10th NFC Award, 18th Amendment and Article 160

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Haseeb Saeed In the fiscal year of 2020, when pandemic the COVID-19 is flogging the economy of country, at the same time Pakistan is also observing the commotion of tax distribution among federation and its four provinces. In Federal Divisible Pool (FDP), centre is planning to deduct 15% from provinces revenue shares. Provinces take this…

Editorial

Hospitals’ upgradation in tribal districts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

There is not a single teaching level hospital in the merged tribal districts. The previously established Agency Headquarter Hospitals of former FATA era are not even at par with District Headquarter Hospitals of settled districts in health infrastructure, availability of specialist doctors and trained paramedical staff. A former governor of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Lt.General (R) Iftikhar…

Peace lover or killer

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

BJP government foreign policy being conducted in this region under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gimmickry synonymous with the proverb, “A wolf in sheep clothing.” India arrested two low rank officials of Pakistani High Commission on Sunday for being allegedly involved in espionage, declared them persona non grata and expelled them. The…

Putting corona in ‘dam care list’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

The spike in in coronavirus infections and consequent increase in mortality rate of patients have compelled the government to declare wearing masks and gloves mandatory at crowded places, markets, shopping malls, public transport and air travel. However, people have so far not shown seriousness to observe the SOPs that federal and provincial governments have announced…

Revenue shortfall

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

A steep fall in the tax revenue collection has been witnessed over the past few months, which may be partially due to suspension of economic activities in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic’ These activities have now largely been restored. Federal Board of Revenue has missed the target of tax collection by Rs.103 billion in May,…

Promise of business friendly environment

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

In an interview with a news agency, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdual Razak Dawood said that the process of reforms would continue to further improve Pakistan’s ranking in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. He said that improvement by 20 points is expected, which will place the country…

Antiviral medicines

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

The management of Serle Pharmaceutical Company wants an emergency import of low price generic version of remdsivir—a broad spectrum anti-viral medicine for the treatment of Covid-19 patients– from a Bangladesh based manufacturer Beximco pharmaceutical. The drug has been given approval by the US Food and Drug Administration and health authorities in the UK and Japan.…

Arts and Literature

Saudi Arabia to host first Art Biennale in 2021

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, has announced the establishment of Al-Diriyah Biennale Foundation for Contemporary Art. The biennale will alternate in terms of theme, with an exhibition of contemporary art for the first edition set for 2021, and an Islamic art exhibition in 2022. The minister…

Saudi Arabia with a rich history and home to archeological treasures

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Modern-day Saudi Arabia is home to several archeological treasures, evidence that this part of the world was once the cradle of ancient civilizations. Several cities that once thrived in this area lay in ruins away from people’s attention and, until a few decades ago, this part of the world was considered to…

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Authors: Lev Dynkin, Anthony Gould, Jay Hyman, Vadim Konstantinovsky and Bruce Phelps The practice of institutional bond portfolio management has changed markedly since the late 1980s in response to new financial instruments, investment methodologies, and improved analytics. Investors are looking for a more disciplined, quantitative approach to asset management. Here, 5 top authorities from a…

A remarkable & imaginative abstract artist

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The highly reputable and refined professional Indian painter Rahat Kazmi is making big waves through her abstract paintings. Rahat Kazmi was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India on September 4, 1984. Her father Abdul Nasir Khan is a government employee, working as a teacher. Meanwhile, her mother was always a housewife. Rahat…

A Course in Microeconomic Theory

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Author: David M. Kreps David M. Kreps has developed a text in microeconomics that is both challenging and “user-friendly.” The work is designed for the first-year graduate microeconomic theory course and is accessible to advanced undergraduates as well. Placing unusual emphasis on modern noncooperative game theory, it provides the student and instructor with a unified…

Haveli Nau Nihal finest preserved Sikh architecture

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan in general and Punjab in particular has a rich history of cultural heritage — the footprints of arts and architectures of Mughals, British and Sikhs are still visible in most parts of the province narrating tales of the bygone days. The walled city of Lahore speaks for almost every era expressing…