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Pakistan to downgrade diplomatic ties; suspend bilateral trade with India

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) Wednesday took major decisions in the wake of illegal actions by the Indian government over occupied Jammu and Kashmir by downgrading the diplomatic ties with the neighbouring country, besides suspending the bilateral trade. The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, was held at the Prime Minister’s…

Joint session of Parliament continues to discuss the deteriorating situation in IoK

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The joint session of the Parliament continued its discussion on the deteriorating situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir, on Wednesday. Earlier on Monday, the Indian government revoked Article 370 of the constitution which granted special autonomy to the disputed Himalayan region. Taking part in the session, which resumed with Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in…

ICJ condemns Indian govt move of scrapping Article 370 in IoK

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has condemned the Indian government for scrapping the Article 370 in Indian occupied Kashmir. The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged the Indian government to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of people in Occupied Kashmir. Earlier on Monday, India rushed through a presidential decree…

PM Imran, Saudi’s MBS discusses IoK situation

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has discussed the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday on telephone. Saudi News Agency SPA reported that both the leaders discussed the development of the situation in the region and efforts exerted towards it. The phone call between the two…

Graveyard’s silence in IOK as curfew continues

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions for the second consecutive day, today, converting the entire territory into a big jail through huge deployment of forces. All educational institutions are closed while the entire population has been virtually held incommunicado as it has no contact with the…

Pakistan will never accept Indian efforts to annex state of Kashmir: PM

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan will never accept the Indian efforts to annex the state of Kashmir. Giving a policy statement in the joint session of the parliament in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the revocation of articles 370 and 35A by Indian government will further intensify the freedom…

Global

Trump offers support to Saudi crown prince for Kingdom’s ‘self-defense’

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AFP): US President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned drone attacks at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities that reportedly disrupted production and marked a new escalation in regional tensions with Iran. “The United States strongly condemns today’s attack on critical energy infrastructure. Violent actions against civilian areas and infrastructure vital to the global economy only…

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Russia, Taliban hold talks in Moscow

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Russia’s special envoy for Afghanistan held talks with the leaders of the Afghan Taliban in Moscow on Friday. The Taliban delegation arrived in the Russian capital days after the U.S. abruptly scrapped the peace negotiations with the group. U.S. President Donald Trump had said that peace talks with the Taliban are “dead” after…

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US subcommittee to meet after UNGA session on Kashmir: Congressman Sherman

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

CALIFORNIA (Monitoring Desk): Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia Brad Sherman on Saturday said the hearing on the issue of Indian occupied Kashmir will take place after the United Nations General Assembly session. Speaking to private channel, Sherman said, “We are waiting by then [after Congress reconvenes] so that we can get high-level participation…

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Turkey says delivery of second S-400 battery complete

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

ANKARA (Reuters): Turkey’s defence ministry said on Sunday that the delivery of a second battery of Russian S-400 missile defence systems has been completed as of Sunday, and added that the systems would become active in April 2020. Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 systems, which the United…

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UK’s Johnson, likening himself to Incredible Hulk, vows Oct. 31 Brexit

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the comic book character The Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview where he stressed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31. The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that Johnson said he would find a way to circumvent a recent…

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Israeli PM reiterates pledge to annex Jordan valley

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday reiterated his pledge to annex Jordan valley in the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu’s comments came during a Cabinet meeting held in the Jordan valley for the first time since Israel occupied the West Bank in 1967. “We will apply sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and the…

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Pakistan

Kashmiri’s will fight alongside Pakistan Armed Forces, If India imposes war: PM AJK

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider visited the effecters of indiscriminate cross-border firing and shelling victims residing nearby the Line of Control (LoC). The Prime Minister also addressed a gathering of people residing along the working boundary, he said that the brave people of Kashmir, be it in Azad Jammu…

National Parliamentarian Conference on Kashmir on Wednesday

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Sunday said that the Upper House of the Parliament has arranged National Parliamentarian Conference on Kashmir at Convention Centre Islamabad on Wednesday to highlight Kashmir situation, condemn Indian brutalities and chalk out a unanimous strategy to cope with the situation. The representatives from Senate, National Assembly,…

Govt committed to promote education sector in Balochistan: governor

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Sunday said the incumbent government was committed to promote education sector in the province. Presiding over a high-level meeting in Quetta, the governor said that the government was making all out efforts to provide quality education across the province, Radio Pakistan reported. On the occasion, he…

CNG stations to remain closed for three days during next week

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations will remain closed across Sindh alternatively for three days in the coming week from Monday (tomorrow). According to a schedule issued by the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), CNG supply will remain suspended for 24 hours from 8:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It said…

Karachi police baton charge protesting teachers near ‘Red Zone’

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Police officials charged the protesting educators from different government schools with batons after they attempted to enter into Red Zone near Karachi Press Club here on Sunday evening. The teachers appointed on contract basis in different educational institutions are reportedly protesting outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) for the permanency of their…

Govt committed to provide quality healthcare to people: Dr.Zafar

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has said reforms process continues to improve the health sector and government is committed to provide quality healthcare to people. Addressing a conference on family medicine in Islamabad, he said quality of healthcare is very important and there should be acceptable minimum standard…

Afghanistan

Taliban negotiating team arrives in Russia days after US President Trump says talks ‘dead’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived in Russia on Friday, a representative of the Afghan insurgent group told a foreign news agency, just days after United States President Donald Trump declared that he had ended peace talks with the group. According to a report published by the Russian state news agency…

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US House Committee subpoenas Khalilzad on Taliban talks

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives on Thursday issued a subpoena to the Trump administration’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, ZalmayKhalilzad, demanding he appear before the panel next week to explain the “failure” of the US-Taliban talks, US media reported. Rep. Eliot Engel of New York accused the…

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‘Ready to suppress Taliban in North’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum said he is ready to defeat the Taliban within six months if the Afghan government and the US provide him the chance. Speaking in a video conference in Kabul, Mr. Dostum said he has already provided his military plan for defeating the Taliban offshoots…

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Spokesman: Trump’s decision ‘surprised’ Taliban

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A spokesman of the Taliban political office in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen, has said that the US President Donald Trump’s decision to call off negotiations with the group was “surprising” and “astonishing” to the group as they were preparing for the signing of a peace deal which was “finalized in principle” when they…

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Afghan forces recapture Munjan

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk FAIZABAD: Security forces after days of fighting were able to recapture Karan waMunjan district in Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan province, an army statement said here Friday. The security forces, launching a counter-offensive a couple of days ago, had forced militants to flee, the statement said. Without providing information on casualties of both sides, the…

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Afghan soldier’s relatives held his funeral, 9 months later, he called them

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

KUNAR (Agencies): It’s a common occurrence in Afghanistan: a soldier is killed fighting the Taliban, the body is returned home and the family buries the remains. Rarely does the dead soldier call up to say he’s alive. But that’s what happened to the family of Nematullah, a soldier who like many Afghans goes only by…

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Business

LSE flatly rejects HK’s $ 39 billion takeover offer

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) emphatically rejected the Hong Kong bourse’s $39 billion takeover offer on Friday, opting to stick with its planned purchase of data and analytics group Refinitiv. The Hong Kong exchange will now likely have to go hostile and present a better offer directly to LSE shareholders if it…

Ford, GM rev up electric pickup trucks to head off Tesla

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: Large pickup trucks that tow most of the profits in to Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co are holdovers from another century – with heavy ladder frames and big internal combustion engines in the front driving the wheels in the back. Now, Ford and GM are racing to design radical new…

Overseas Pakistani workers remit $1,690.9m

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US$ 1,690.9 million in the August 2019 as compared with US$ 2039.3 million received during July 2019. This showed a decline of US$ of 348.4 million on month-on-month basis, reflecting the usual one-off post Eid-ul-Azha effect. On cumulative basis, workers’ remittances stood at US$ 3,730.2 million during Jul-Aug…

‘SEZs to boost exports to $1.5 billion per annum’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Special Economic Zones (SEZs) would help country enhancing export by $1 billion to $ 1.5 billion per annum in the short-run by ensuring effective and comprehensive planning. Talking to a high level delegation of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) led by its Senior Vice President Shahzad Nasir on Friday Faisalabad…

SCCI seeks relaxation in Axle Load Regime

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: President of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Faiz Muhammad Faizi on Friday urged the government and Ministry of Communications to bring relaxation in the Axle Load Regime and to provide equal facilities to make the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa industries competitive with other provinces. Mr Faizi said KP industries are already reeling…

Haroon takes over as president advisory board

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Graana group, the leading real estate and technological group of Pakistan has announced that lieutenant General (R) Muhammad Haroon Aslam HI (M) has joined Graana group of companies as president advisory Board. Before being named as president advisory board, General Haroon Aslam has been CEO & MD of Fauji Fertilizers Bin Qasim…

Sports

PCB cancels Mohammad Hasnain’s NOC for CPL

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has cancelled the no objection certificate (NOC) granted to fast- bowler Mohammad Hasnain that allowed him to feature in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and instructed him to return to Pakistan immediately to take part in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy after the media raised the…

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ITF says Pakistan-India Davis Cup tie to be held in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said the upcoming Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India has been rescheduled for the week commencing November 15 in Islamabad. The ITF in its statement regarding the Asia/Oceania Group I tie between Pakistan and India said, “The Davis Cup Committee has determined that the Davis…

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Satisfied with security in Pakistan, says Thirimanne

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Sri Lanka stand-in One-day International (ODI) captain Lahiru Thirimanne has expressed his confidence in the security plan for the upcoming limited-overs series tour to Pakistan. While speaking in an interview, Thirimanne said that his family is on board with his decision to tour. “My complete focus is on cricket, not security,” he…

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Pakistan’s Waseem knocks out Filipino to become flyweight champ

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan’s pugilist Mohammad Waseem made the nation proud when he won his world ranking fight by knocking out Philippines Canrado Tanamor at Dubai’s Caesars on late Friday. According information received here, Wasim took only 82 seconds to knock out the Filipino in the first round of the flyweight bout. The 32-year-old, who last…

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Mane, Salah combine to maintain Liverpool’s perfect start

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

LIVERPOOL (Agencies): Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by coming from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday. The European champions have a history of starting slowly in early kick-offs under Jurgen Klopp and only arose from their slumber after the Magpies…

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Andrew Strauss appointed ECB’s cricket committee chairman

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Former England captain Andrew Strauss is back in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as cricket committee chairman and will drive the development of the game at all levels as part of his new role. The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, stepped down as ECB’s director of cricket last year to…

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Fashion & Movies

‘I am deeply ashamed’: Felicity Huffman weeps as judge hands down sentence in admissions scandal

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: A Boston judge sentenced Felicity Huffman to two weeks behind bars on Friday for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT scores in the sweeping college admissions scandal. The former “Desperate Housewives” star wept as she apologized to the court and her two daughters for her shameful actions before Judge Indira Talwani…

Chhichhore going strong at the box office

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Nitesh Tiwari directorial Chhichhore has been going strong at the box office. The film opened at Rs 7.01 crore which rose up to Rs 16.41 crore on its first Sunday. Further, Chhichhore minted Rs 8.10 crore on Monday, Rs 10.05 crore on Tuesday, Rs 7.20 crore on Wednesday and Rs 7.50 crore…

Kareena Kapoor Khan wants to do more reality shows

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in Veere Di Wedding on the big screen, is now a regular on the small screen. The actress treated her fans to the news of judging a dance reality show which is being aired on Zee Tv currently. Recently, in an interview with a daily…

Sufi folk festival from Sept 19

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A four-day folk festival at Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur will commence from September 19. According to a statement on Thursday, the festival is being jointly organized by the Thespianz Foundation Karachi and Shah Abdul Latif University. Vice Chancellor (VC), Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, Prof Dr Parveen Shah and…

Aamir Khan to work in Gulshan Kumar’s biopic

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: This sure comes as good news to all the Aamir Khan fans. He is back to playing the late music baron, Gulshan Kumar in the biopic titled Mogul. Aamir Khan, who was producing the film as well, backed out of the film last year following the #MeToo allegations against Subhash Kapoor, the…

“I know people were disappointed” – Sanjay Dutt on the failure of Kalank

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sanjay Dutt’s next big-screen outing Prasthanam, which is also his home production is about to release and the actor is currently on a promotional spree. During an interview with a leading daily, Sanjay Dutt was asked about, his last outing, Dharma Productions’ Kalank co-starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Aditya…

Science & Technology

NASA tests space concrete for future Mars habitats

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need someplace to hang their hat (or spacesuit helmet). Concrete could potentially allow…

Google agrees 945 million euro tax settlement with France

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle claims with French…

Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: When Apple Inc (AAPL.O) introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.” “When you press the shutter button…

China’s biggest radio telescope picked up over 100 mysterious signals from outer space

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China’s largest radio telescope has been picking up mysterious signals from outer space. It’s been detecting what are known as ‘FRBs’ (Fast Radio Bursts) which are small pulses of radio waves originating out in the cosmos. The source of the signals is unknown but they are believed to be coming from a…

Apple launches three new iPhones with better cameras, chips

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Tuesday played to its strengths with powerful new iPhone and iPad models able to serve as stages for its new game and television services. The Silicon Valley titan added into the mix a new-generation Apple Watch that can tell when a place it getting too noisy or help point…

Apple, Foxconn say they overly relied on temporary workers in China

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Co Ltd (2354.TW) on Monday rebutted allegations of lapses in people management leveled by a non-profit monitor of worker rights, though confirmed they employed too many temporary workers. The response comes after China Labor Watch on Monday issued a lengthy report accusing the two…

Health

Scientists find psychiatric drugs affect gut contents

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk COPENHAGEN: Scientists are increasingly finding that the microbiome — the bacterial content of the digestive system — has effects on other functions in the body, and vice versa. A group of Irish-based scientists has given 7 groups of rats (8 animals in each group) normal or slightly elevated levels of individual psychopharmaceuticals, including…

55 cases of dengue reported from KP, 39 from Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the dengue updates report around 55 cases so far reported of dengue in which 39 cases were reported from Peshawar. According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department around 11 cases were reported of dengue from district while one case was reported from district Mansehra, one case reported from Charsadda, three…

Directs stern action against propagandists: CM directs authorities to be active in preventing, controlling Dengue virus

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday directed all departments concerned to play proactive role for the prevention and control of Dengue virus in the province further directing the immediate hiring of entomologists for exterminating the virus permanently from the province. He was presiding over meeting, held here at Chief Minister’s…

Dengue confirmed among seven patients in Haripur

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

F.P. Report HARIPUR: At-least 18 suspected patients of dengue fever Wednesday admitted in Dengue Ward of District Headquarters Hospital Haripur where 7 were confirmed with the disease after blood analysis from National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad. According to District Health Officer (DHO) office, Haripur 18 suspected patients of Dengue fever including children, women, and…

Dengue fever claims one more life in Fiasalabad

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: A 14-year-old boy succumbed to dengue fever in Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital, on Wednesday. According to reports, the deceased was identified as Aryan and he was admitted in the hospital few days back after being diagnosed with dengue larvae. Apart from this, three other patients including two sisters have also been found infected…

World Suicide Prevention Day: WHO urges action, Twitter discusses stigma

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk GENEVA: Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year — one every 40 seconds — and more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to avert the tragedies. In a fresh report, the UN health agency said that the global suicide rate had…

Travel

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

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

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

Thai tourists enjoys beauty of Swat

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: Female tourist from Thailand enjoyed the natural beauty of Swat valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while staying in camping pods opened to foreign, domestic tourists at Gabin Jabba. Suwida is the first tourist from Thailand, who stayed at the camping pods in Gabin Jabba to enjoy natural beauty of Swat district. She visited…

Scenic Eclipse a ‘Modern Queen’ Says Godmother Helen Mirren

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: If a strong sense of wanderlust and a high regard for travel agent expertise are high among favorable traits for a cruise ship godmother, few are more qualified than “A”-list English actress Dame Helen Mirren, who on Tuesday christened 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ luxury expedition ship, at…

Hong Kong’s tourism plunges 40 percent as protests deter visitors

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Hong Kong visitor arrivals plunged nearly 40 percent in August from a year earlier, deepening from July’s five-percent fall, the financial secretary said, as sometimes-violent anti-government protests take a rising toll on the city’s tourism, retail and hotel businesses. Hotels in some locations had seen occupancy rates drop to about half,…

Tokyo braces for direct hit from Typhoon Faxai, flights, trains canceled

By The Frontier Post | September 9, 2019

TOKYO (Agencies): Japan braced for Typhoon Faxai on Sunday canceling trains and flights in Tokyo with destructive winds of up to 216 kilometers per hour (134 miles) and heavy rain expected to hit the region overnight, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Faxai, a woman’s name in Lao, could dump as much as 300 millimeters…

The best countries for tourists to visit in 2019

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk Spain has topped the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s ranking of countries best equipped to welcome tourists in 2019. The Mediterranean country, which has been named the most “travel-ready” nation by the WEF since 2015, was followed by France and Germany in the index. Japan and the United States rounded out the top five.…

Articles

Palestine or Shangri-La: Which way will Kashmir drift?

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Hilal Mir Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money. A massive public uprising erupted when in 2008 about 50 acres of forestland were transferred clandestinely to a panel managing the annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan Hindu cave shrine…

Underestimating Trump’s long game is a huge mistake

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Hilal Kaplan US President Donald Trump was made fun of, humiliated or despised even before he was elected. Today, however, it has become a common trend in analyses and interpretations about him. Much can be said of his active use of Twitter or his frequent viewing of Fox News and his failure to be a…

A plea for relevant news:‘Do less, better’

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Alexandra Borchardt The British public can’t get enough news about Brexit – at least, that’s what news platforms’ data analytics say. But according to the Reuters Institute’s latest Digital News Report, 71% of the British public tries to avoid media coverage of the United Kingdom’s impending departure from the European Union. This disparity, which can…

New Asia initiative in Turkish foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Muhammet Ali Guler Asia has always been in the orbit of Turkish foreign policy. However, the desired level of stable, strong relations with the region has not yet been achieved. Over the past two decades, Turkey has endeavored to forge relations with Asian countries, resulting in greatly improved political, economic, cultural and tourism relations compared…

Loan prime rate signals PRC rate cuts

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Andy Brown China seems ready to lower its interest rates and the move, which looks likely to follow closely a similar cut by the US Federal Reserve expected on September 19, should create an attractive environment for investors. The signs from Beijing are certainly there, and none are clearer or more significant than the introduction…

Trump’s Palestine Plan is doomed to fail…

By The Frontier Post | September 9, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Trump’s Special Representative for the Middle East Jason Greenblatt is resigning his post by the end of the month. Greenblatt’s resignation is a harbinger that Trump’s Deal of the Century, which he has been floating as the so- called Palestine peace plan, is collapsing. Either that or Greenblatt has completely fulfilled his duty…

Editorial

Government’s Housing schemes

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan approved three housing schemes one each in Peshawar, Swat and Hangu for providing low cost houses to the people under “Naya Pakistan Housing Programme” of the Prime Minister. The population of the provincial metropolis has increased at alarming speed. But after the launching of Regi Model Town in 2000, no new…

Demand of fresh polls

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Addressing a press conference, Senior PPP leader and former Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani made a demand for holding fresh elections. He criticised the Law Minister Farogh Naseem proposal of invoking Article 149 of the Constitution to sort out the lingering administrative issues of Karachi and described it illegal. He opined that federal government can…

Implementing IMF programme

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Responding to a question in a media briefing in Washington about cutting subsides and increase in tax collection, International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesperson Gerry Rice reminded the government of Pakistan about the two major components of fund’s loan programme worth $6 billion, which include mobalisation of sufficient domestic tax revenue and putting public debt on…

Teachers’ pen-down strike

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Peshawar University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has announced pen-down strike in all departments from September 16 and has demanded for the acceptance of their genuine demands. The issue of financial crisis in this university and a few other old public sector universities has gone worse due to the indifference shown by the provincial government. Khyber Pukhtunkhwa…

Observing democratic norms

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Talking to media in Hyderabad, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced that his party will not participate in the JUI (F) planned lockdown of the federal capital Islamabad in October. However, moral support shall be provided to Maulana Fazlu Rehman for his opposition of the PTI government within in the parameters of democracy. He made…

Refining local government system

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Learning from the past experience of the functioning of local government institutions in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, PTI government is bringing changes in mode of elections of top positions. The district Nazims or Mayors of districts and tehsile shall be elected on the basis of direct vote of the people. The previous mode of indirect elections of…

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…