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Two soldiers martyred, three injured in North Waziristan Agency: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Two soldiers were martyred and three injured after a security forces vehicle struck an IED in North Waziristan Agency, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The improvised explosive device (IED) was planted on the track by terrorists near Datakhel. Soldiers Lance Naik Momin Ali and Sepoy Saleem were martyred. The injured were…

Farooq Sattar threatens to boycott general elections

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan Chief Farooq Sattar said on Wednesday if his party’s reservations were not resolved then they will boycott upcoming elections. Talking to media in Karachi, Farooq Sattar said that the victory for a voter is that he receives a symbol and all MQM supporters have the election symbol of…

Balochistan minister seeks delay in general elections

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: With the deadlock persisting over caretaker set-up in Balochistan, Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti on Wednesday submitted a resolution to the provincial assembly seeking to postpone general elections in the province. In the resolution, the minister has demanded that the elections should be delayed by a month and they should be held in…

PM Abbasi to inaugurate expansion project of Quetta International Airport today

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will inaugurate the expansion of Quetta International Airport on Wednesday as he is scheduled to arrive in Quetta later today. The up-gradation and expansion of Quetta International Airport was started in 2015 and around Rs1.7 billion were spend on it. The numbers of domestic check-in counters have…

Petroleum products prices likely to increase for June

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government is likely to increase the price of petroleum products for the month of June 2018. According to reports, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) is all set to send a summary in this regard and it demanded to increase the prices of petroleum products from June 1. Sources told…

Dar asset accumulation case: Defense completes cross-examination of witness

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The defense counsel has completed the cross-examination of witness Masood Al-Ghani in the assets accumulation case against former finance minister, Ishaq Dar on Wednesday. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed an interim reference against Ishaq Dar last year on the directives of Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case. Later Dar…

Global

‘American Taliban’ Lindh released from U.S. prison -Washington Post

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was released early from federal prison on Thursday, the Washington Post reported, citing Lindh’s lawyer. Lindh, who was 20 years old when he was captured, left prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, on probation after serving 17 years of a…

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British government postpones Brexit vote

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

LONDON (AFP): The British government on Thursday postponed a crucial Brexit vote scheduled for the first week of June, following an outcry from hardline Brexiteers over concessions made by Prime Minister Theresa May. The beleaguered premier is in the last throes of a tumultuous period in power focused all-but exclusively on guiding her fractured country…

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US asks Asian allies to act against Chinese tech clout

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

BEIJING (AA): The U.S. has asked its allies in the far east to stem the market of Chinese tech-giant Huawei in the region, media reports said on Thursday. The U.S. State Department will hold a closed-door workshop in Thailand with South Korean Foreign Ministry officials and business representatives to look for ways to tap into…

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Severe rainfall, flooding kills 24 in Iran: Official

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

ANKARA (AA): At least 24 people have been killed in a wave of torrential rainfall and flooding that has pounded Iran for the past two weeks, local officials say. According to Mojtaba Khaledi, a spokesman for Iran’s emergency services, four people were killed by flooding while another 20 lost their lives after having been struck…

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50 children saved after police bust paedophile website: Interpol

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

BANGKOK (AFP): International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online paedophilia ring. More arrests were expected as police in nearly 60 countries pursue investigations stemming from an Interpol operation launched two years ago…

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Rahul Gandhi concedes personal defeat in family bastion

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

NEW DELHI (AFP): Rahul Gandhi, leader of India’s main opposition Congress party, conceded on Thursday he had lost his seat in the famous family’s long-held home constituency. “Smriti Irani (of the BJP) has won in Amethi and I congratulate her. The people of Amethi have given their mandate,” Gandhi told a news conference. At national…

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Pakistan

Sharif brothers were ready for plea bargain: Samsam Bukhari

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report SAHIWAL: Punjab Information Minister Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari disclosed today (May 23) that Sharif brothers were ready to bargain their plea in the ongoing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases but they did not have receipts of their alleged illegal properties. While addressing to a conference, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) member expressed that dollar…

NAB okays graft references against former DG PID, Bank of Punjab’s ex-president

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here on Thursday approved filling of corruption references against former DG Press Information Department (PID) Chaudhary Rasheed Ahmad, Bank of Punjab’s ex-president Naeemuddin Khan and others for misuse of powers and causing loss to the national kitty. The decision was taken during the NAB’s executive board meeting…

PM Imran orders crackdown on power, gas pilferers

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan here on Thursday ordered indiscriminate action against those involved in power and gas pilferage. Talking to Minister for Power Omar Ayub and Special Assistant Nadeem Babar, who called on him in Islamabad, the prime minister said that those involved in gas and power pilferage should be exposed before…

Interior Ministry places OGDCL chief’s name in ECL

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry has added name of Managing Director of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited, Zahid Mir in the exit control list ECL on Thursday. The ministry has also included Chief Financial Officer OGDCL Irtiza Ali Qureshi and executive director Abdul Rauf Khajjak in the no fly list. The National Accountability Bureau…

Govt released Rs1.2 billion to media houses during nine months: Awan

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Adviser to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan, on Thursday said that the Ministry of Information has no dues remaining in term of advertisement as the government has released Rs1.2 billion to media outlets in last nine months. Firdous Ashiq Awan, while briefing the Senate Standing Committee for…

21 new HIV-positive cases emerge in Ratodero

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: 21 more people in Ratodero, district of Sindh, have been found Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive taking the total to 638 patients in Sindh on Thursday. 522 children and 116 adults have been affected by HIV so far. AIDS Control Program team briefed that blood screening camps continue to work in Taluka…

Afghanistan

17 Taliban dead in Khost, Helmand and Nangarhar

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Multiple airstrikes were carried out against Taliban militants in Helmand, Nangarhar and Khost province killing at least 17 Taliban militants. Informed military sources said Tuesday that three separate airstrikes were carried out in Sangin and Kajaki districts of Helmand. The sources further added the airstrikes killed 6 militants in Sangin and 3…

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Balkh commercial firms, traders offer discounted food items

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Commercial firms and traders have announced a $50 discount in each ton of food items for Ramadan month in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, officials said. The program kicked off and would continue until the end of the holy month in order to facilitate common people. Provincial chamber of commerce and industry…

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Explosion rocks Ghazni City; three killed

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI CITY: An explosion rocked Ghazni city on Wednesday afternoon after security forces ordered an explosive-laden vehicle to stop, but the driver refused to do so and the vehicle was targeted by security forces. Ghazni police said security forces recognized an explosive-laden vehicle and ordered the driver to stop, but he did not…

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Those using Taliban as a tool are barrier to peace, says Stanekzai

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Senators in the Meshrano Jirga, the Upper House of Parliament, summoned heads of security agencies over a sharp spike in militants attacks in parts of the country which according to reports have left casualties among civilians as well as security force members. The lawmakers said militants have infiltrated big cities where they…

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Germany to invest afg 264m in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan-German Cooperation will invest 264 million Afghanis in support of the renewal energy policy of the Afghan government. An agreement was signed in this regard between Afghan and German officials representing the Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Energy Sector Improvement Programme (ESIP) with an aim…

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Islamic State in Afghanistan growing bigger, more dangerous

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

KABUL (VOA): The collapse of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq is doing little to slow down the terror group’s branch in Afghanistan. Newly unclassified intelligence suggests IS-Khorasan, as the group is known, is growing both in numbers and ambition, now boasting as many as 5,000 fighters — nearly five times as…

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Business

Indian stocks hit record highs on Modi polls lead

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

MUMBAI (AFP): Indian stocks jumped to a record highs Thursday as early results in the world´s biggest election showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on course for a second term. The Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensex index jumped more than two percent to pass the 40,000 mark for the first time ever while the Nifty crossed 12,000…

KSA to start oil supply on deferred payments from July: Hafeez Shaikh

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will supply oil worth $3.2 billion per year to Pakistan on deferred payments for the next three years and adding that the oil supply from Saudi Arabia on deferred payments will start from July 1. Hafeez Shaikh…

Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC. ARM instructed employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown. ARM’s designs form the…

British Steel enters insolvency endangering 5,000 jobs

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): British Steel has been placed in compulsory liquidation, putting 5,000 jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 in the supply chain. The move follows a breakdown in rescue talks between the government and the company’s owner, Greybull. The Government’s Official Receiver has taken control of the company as part of the liquidation process.…

Boeing 737 Max: China’s airlines seek compensation

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

BEIJING (BBC News): China’s three biggest airlines are demanding compensation from Boeing over its grounded 737 Max fleet. Air China, China Southern and China Eastern have filed claims for payouts, according to state media reports. China’s regulator was the first to ground the fleet in the wake of two deadly crashes involving the US-made aircraft.…

Google complying with EU order in shopping case

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters): Google is complying with an EU order to boost competition in online shopping, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday, brushing aside complaints from rivals demanding more regulatory action. Hit with a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine two years ago for unfairly promoting its own comparison shopping service, Google has since offered to allow competitors…

Sports

Ramazan Sports Gala begins at PPC

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Ishaq Khan PESHAWAR: First Floodlight Ramazan Sports Gala organized by the Sports Committee of the Peshawar Press Club began on Wednesday night. Chairman Sports Committee Kashif Uddin Syed, President Sports Writers Association KP Ijaz Ahmad Khan, Secretary Peshawar Press Club Zafar Iqbal, Secretary Khyber Union of Journalist Muhammad Naeem, Secretary SWA KP Imran Yousafzai, members…

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Sarfaraz says Pakistan can defeat any opponent in World Cup

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

LONDON (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said on Thursday that his team can defeat any opponent in the coming World Cup due to the fast bowlers’ friendly pitches in England. Speaking in a joint press conference along with other captains in the tournament, the captain said that the World Cup is not an easy…

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Board to decide, no personal opinion on playing with Pakistan: Virat Kohli

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Indian captain Virat Kohli has said that the decision about playing with Pakistan solely rests with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and he does not have any personal opinion in this regard. Kohli, who has scored 10843 runs in 277 one-day internationals (ODIs) with 41 centuries to his credit, admitted…

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Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

LAUSANNE (Agencies): The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after a proposed expansion of the tournament to 48 sides was scrapped, FIFA announced on Wednesday. World football’s governing body said in a statement that “following a thorough and comprehensive consultation process with the involvement of all the relevant stakeholders, it…

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Sangakkara optimistic Sri Lanka will stage England series despite attacks

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

COLOMBO (Agencies): Kumar Sangakkara believes Sri Lanka will stage England’s scheduled tour of the island next year despite safety concerns caused by the Easter Sunday terror attacks. More than 250 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded in a series of attacks claimed by Islamic State on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on April…

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Federer, Nadal threaten Djokovic bid for historic Slam

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open. However, a returning Roger Federer and rejuvenated Rafael Nadal will once again stand in his way. World number one Djokovic completed his first private…

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Fashion & Movies

‘De De Pyaar De’ earns Rs50 crore

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn’s latest release, De DePyaar De, which also stars RakulPreet Singh and Tabu has continued to perform well after an impressive start at the box-office. With the film receiving positive feedback from critics as well as the audience, it has managed to sail past the Rs. 50 croremark. The film has…

Hera Pheri 3 likely to go on floors by end of this year

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Fans can rejoice. Actor Suniel Shetty lets out that the Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal franchise, Hera Pheri, which also features him, will be back to tickle the audiences’ funny bone. Hera Pheri, which first released in 2000, is a cult comedy. The sequel to this much-loved film, Phir Hera Pheri, released…

Amjad Sabri remembered on 3rd death anniversary

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The third death anniversary of highly lauded Pakistani qawwal Amjad Sabri was marked on Wednesday. Glowing tributes was paid to the noted qawwal who was shot dead following an attack on his vehicle on the same day some three years earlier. The untimely death of the acclaimed musician left the public in…

Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy complete shooting of ‘Made In China’

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy’s film, Made In China, has wrapped up its last leg of shoot. The film will bring the fresh pairing of Rajkummar and Mouni together on the big screen for the first time. An excited Mouni took to social media to share a picture with the cast and…

Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar likely to be seen together in Karan Johar’s next

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Karan Johar has been on a roll with the number of films his production house has been churning out. While Student Of The Year has released recently, films like Good News, Sooryavanshi and Brahmastra are still to hit the theatres. With Dharma Productions aiming to get newer stars on the screen, speculations…

Sushant and Jacqueline’s Drive gets postponed again

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The year 2019 has seen several films facing postponement either to avert clashes at the box-office or because of enhancing patchwork. Be it Student Of The Year 2 or Brahmastra, Dharma Productions has had to delay many of its releases. Another one of their projects that has had to change its release…

Science & Technology

Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC. ARM instructed employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown. ARM’s designs form the…

Google complying with EU order in shopping case

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters): Google is complying with an EU order to boost competition in online shopping, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday, brushing aside complaints from rivals demanding more regulatory action. Hit with a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine two years ago for unfairly promoting its own comparison shopping service, Google has since offered to allow competitors…

Scientists created a sound so loud it instantly boils water

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory based at Stanford University created an underwater sound so loud that it instantly vaporizes water and appears to set the threshold for how intense sound can be in water. The scientists used SLAC’s powerful X-ray laser to blast tiny jets of water with short pulses…

Google’s AI-based tool to predict lung cancer

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Every year lung cancer takes more than 1.7 million lives, which is more than breast, prostate and colorectal cancer combined. The major problem is that the majority of cancers cannot be diagnosed at early stages. Google is now working to bring a change with its new AI-based tool, it hopes to make…

Redmi K20 Smartphone to be launched on May 28

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Redmi is about to launch a new smartphone. According to new leaks and rumors, the mobile manufacturer company is planning to release the Redmi K20. The news is first broke on the Weibo. The brand has confirmed on Weibo that the phone will be launched officially on May 28. It is also…

Huawei lost access to Android and Google

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Google has suspended business operations with Huawei effectively immediately, a forced move that will have a dramatic impact on Huawei devices across the globe. According to Reuters, citing a source close to the matter, Google was forced into suspending business with Huawei that “requires the transfer of hardware and software products.” “Huawei…

Health

Zhob falls in high risk in falciparum, vivax malaria

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: In order to raise awareness against malaria and save the lives of citizens from the disease, speakers at a seminar asked the participants to take precautionary measures against the disease. The seminar was organized by Human Development Foundation under PPAF-PPR project in union council Shahabzai of the district. Deputy District Health Officer…

Google’s AI-based tool to predict lung cancer

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Every year lung cancer takes more than 1.7 million lives, which is more than breast, prostate and colorectal cancer combined. The major problem is that the majority of cancers cannot be diagnosed at early stages. Google is now working to bring a change with its new AI-based tool, it hopes to make…

35 more HIV cases confirmed in Larkana

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

F.P. Report LARKANA: 35 more cases of HIV were confirmed in the ongoing blood screening process at Ratodero Taluka Hospital and certain rural health centres.  As per the Sindh AIDS Control Programme, 35 more people tested HIV-positive on Monday, as the blood tests of 633 persons were conducted at the taluka hospital. Blood screening of…

Drinking Coffee could be good for your digestive system

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN DIEGO: Whether you are going through mid-day slump, down with gloomy mood or struggling with a stressful mind – a cup of coffee can fix it all. Coffee lovers can’t do without their daily caffeine fix. Some can’t even start their day without getting a caffeine rush to jumpstart their mornings. Other…

Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital — A ray of hope for deserving cancer patients

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Dr. Faisal Sultan PESHAWAR: In December 2019 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC), Lahore will celebrate its silver Jubilee. At the beginning, many people were of the view that it cannot be built, and some said, even if it is built it can never function with the mission of treating the poor…

No compromise on quality healthcare services: Shaukat

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai has said provision of quality healthcare facilities to public is among top priorities of government and no compromise will be made in the issue. In an interview in Peshawar on Sunday, Shaukat Yousafzai said that show-cause notices have been issued to the doctors who are on…

Travel

Foreign tourists throng Chitral after relaxation of NOC condition

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report CHITRAL: After relaxation in the condition of No Objection Certificate (NOC), a large number of foreign tourists are visiting Chitral valley now who can be seen visiting in different bazaars. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government under its policy of promoting tourism has withdrawn the condition of NOC for foreign tourists visiting Pakistan after…

Special arrangements being made for facilitation, security of tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: The district administration Swat is making special arrangements for facilitation and security of expected tourists from across the country to the scenic valley during Eid ul Fitr holidays. Chairman District Development Advisory Committee (DDAC) Fazl Hakim Khan chairing a meeting of the district administration here said that comprehensive measures would be put…

Indonesian minister wants to make Bandung prominent destination

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: Tourism Minister AriefYahya has expressed his wish to make Bandung Regency a Special Economic Zone (KEK) as a tourist destination through the development of its existing potential by improving attractions, accessibility and amenities. The minister considered Ciwidey in the regency in West Java as a place to be developed into a KEK…

Turkish tourism investments to rise as activity picks up

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: The world’s international tourism business grew unexpectedly by 6 percent in 2018, totaling 1.4 million tourists, up from 1.34 million earlier. Surprise growth in international tourism doubled the global economic growth rate of 3.7 percent. The United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) foresaw 1.4 million tourist arrivals for 2020. This aim was…

Govt to promote KP tourism: CM

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that the government is working on comprehensive plan to promote tourism in the province. He said, “Concrete steps being taken for promoting tourism sector across KP.” Talking to a delegation of Gandhara Art & Culture Association in Peshawar on Sunday, Mahmood Khan said that…

Dozens infected by Norovirus outbreak at Vancouver Airport Hotels

By The Frontier Post | May 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk VANCOUVER: A pair of hotels at Vancouver International Airport has been forced to close at least partially or completely as a result of a norovirus outbreak this past weekend. Citing Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Global News reported about 40 staff members and 40 guests from the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel have been affected…

Articles

Far-right to increase its vote in upcoming European elections

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Farid Hafez “The European election will be an earthquake,” said Steve Bannon, a former special adviser to US President Donald Trump. While some argue the fired architect of Trump’s campaign has become irrelevant and thus left the United States to find new friends elsewhere, others are not so sure about his presumed irrelevance. Bannon had…

Anti-Muslim racism is a problem in UK regardless of word used

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Samayya Afzal The British government rejected a definition of Islamophobia formed by a cross party committee of MPs reportedly on the grounds that it risked the right to free expression. The UK government’s decision to reject a definition of Islamophobia, created through a consultative process led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims, is…

What Game of Thrones tells us about Western wars of liberation

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Yakoob Ahmed This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones and the Avengers End Game. So finally the curtains fall on the Game of Thrones, and it feels after much anticipation and build-up that the show like the Golden Compass has managed to kill itself with a whimper. Prior to the final episode, fans complained…

Sri Lanka: Dealing with unrest and seeking unity

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Tasnim Nazeer Sri Lanka has seen an unprecedented disruption to peace and stability once again, ten years after the end of a brutal civil war. The recent Easter Sunday terrorist attacks have left many Sri Lankans fearful for the future. As a British Muslim, Sri Lanka is a country dear to me. It is where…

John Bolton’s political death

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2019

Hanif Ghaffari John Bolton, US National Security Advisor, continues to promote war and terror and violence in his foreign policy. Bolton’s title is basically tied to crime, war, and terror. In George W. Bush’s presidency, people like Dick Cheney and John Bolton have become the messengers of the White House’s defeat in the world. This…

Afghanistan: Under shadow of family violence

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2019

Sayed Jalal Shajjan Divorce rates are on the rise in Afghanistan, but there are still so many women and children forced to endure a life of violence to avoid the shame of a failed marriage. A report published by BBC Pashto has found that filings for divorce in Afghanistan have risen by 25 percent in…

Editorial

Islamopohobia with no boundaries

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

The racist extremists vandalized a Mosque in north Scotland and spry-painted ant-Muslim comments on its walls. The crime took place at Elgin Islamic center and the local police described the incident as unacceptable. Unlike certain West European countries and Scandinavian states of Norway and Denmark, no legislation against the Muslim tradition of full face veil…

Youth loan programme

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Federal cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday approved “Kamyab Jawan Programme” worth Rs. 100 billion. Initially each unemployed youth shall be provided a loan of Rs.1 million for setting up business and the loan ceiling shall be increased to Rs. 5 million. This recipe of political gimmick of presenting old wine in new bottle has…

Recruitment of school teachers

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

While presiding over a high level meeting, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan announced to recruit 12,000 new primary school teachers, further streamline the monitoring system of teachers’ attendance in the schools of tribal districts and reducing the burden of books in school bags of students of primary classes. The reforms package in Elementary and Secondary Education…

Macroeconomic indicators

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced bi-monthly monetary policy which reflects a mix trend of improvement and deterioration in the macroeconomic indicators, revealing that the economy is still in a precarious condition due government’s indecision on certain policy measures. In foreign trade the deficit has declined both in current account and merchandise account. But excessive…

Promoting tourism

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Talking to a delegation of Gandahara Art and Culture, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan told that the government is keen to exploit the full potential of tourism in the province and a comprehensive plan in this regard  is being worked out under which concrete steps would be taken across Khyber Pukhtunkwa. He disclosed that 13 new…

PM meeting with businessmen

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Amid the continued bleeding of the stock market and volatility in the financial market in the shape of fast depreciation of rupee against the US dollar and other major currencies, the Prime Minister met a delegation of leading businessmen, representing all leading chambers of business and industry. The main purpose of the meeting was to…

Letters to Editor

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…

TF and Pakistan’s economic quagmire

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Financial Action Task Force is a global body which aims at combating money laundering and terrorists financing. FATF grey list comprises of the countries which lacks in implementing strategic policies against terrorist financing. Pakistan was also grey listed from 2012 to 2015. But later due to efforts and policies, Pakistan was removed from the grey…