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Collective efforts stressed to frustrate terrorists’ designs

By The Frontier Post | March 23, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Collective efforts are needed to frustrate the designs of terrorists, who wanted to tear apart the fabric of entire society, Grand Mufti of Egypt Dr Shawki Ibrahim Abdel Karim Allam said Thursday. Addressing an International Conference titled “Promotion of Religious Tolerance in Light of the Teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH),” he…

Islamabad asks Kabul ‘Do More’: FO says

By The Frontier Post | March 23, 2018

Tariq Ullah Wardag ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday said there are no organized terrorist groups across the country and called upon Afghanistan “do more” to eliminate terrorists’ sanctuaries in Afghanistan. During the weekly media briefing here, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal said Pakistan has repeatedly asked the US government to share intelligence for definite action against terrorists…

Sherry Rehman becomes first female opposition leader in Senate

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Sherry Rehman has on Thursday been formally elected as first woman Leader of Opposition in the Senate. A notification in this regard has been issued Thursday. Rehman was nominated by her party on March-14 for the aforementioned post. She secured 34 votes. Rehman’s appointment is being termed as…

Maryam’s sharp tongue pushing PML-N into narrow alley: Nisar

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that Maryam Nawaz’s sharp tongue was pushing the party into a narrow alley. The veteran politician, who has been associated with the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) for over three decades, was reacting to an earlier statement by the party supremo Nawaz…

Rao Anwar remanded into 30-day police custody

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: An Anti terrorism Court in Karachi remanded on Monday former Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar into 30-day physical police remand in Naqeeb Ullah Mehusd murder case. Rao Anwar along with his around 24 of his subordinates has been booked for allegedly abducting Naseemullah – commonly known as Naqeebullah Mehsud for ransom…

Avenfield reference: Court rejects Nawaz, Maryam’s exemption pleas

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Accountability court on Thursday has rejected exemption from hearing pleas of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in National Accountability Bureau‘s (NAB) Avenfield reference. During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar appeared in the court. The defence lawyer had submitted…

Global

May’s new Brexit deal to see possible 2nd referendum

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

LONDON (AA): British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she will bring a new Brexit deal to parliament that will include a provision for a vote on whether to hold a fresh public poll on leaving the European Union. May made the announcement following a cabinet meeting. She said the government will be publishing the…

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Trump vows to respond to Mexico for failing to stop illegal migration ‘Soon’

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): US President Trump said on Tuesday that he will soon have a response for Mexico’s failure to stop illegal migration into the United States. “Mexico’s attitude is that people from other countries, including Mexico, should have the right to flow into the US and that US taxpayers should be responsible for the tremendous…

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Rouhani rejects talks, says Iran faces US ‘economic war’

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

TEHRAN (Reuters): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected any talks with the United States and called on Tuesday for the government to be given more power to run the sanctions-hit economy in an “economic war”. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States a year ago from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and global powers under…

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Mosque in Scotland vandalized with racist graffiti, school forced children to pray in car park during Ramazan

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Police in Scotland are investigating an Islamophobic hate crime after racist and anti-Muslim comments were found spray-painted on the walls of a mosque Monday night. The crime took place at the Elgin Islamic Centre in north Scotland around 11:00 p.m. A swastika symbol was sprayed on the walls as well as other…

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch drone attack on Saudi facility

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

RIDADH (AA): Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a bomb-laden drone attack in southwestern Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday. The attack targeted a civilian infrastructure in the city of Najran, coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said in a statement cited by the official SPA news agency. The spokesman, however, did not elaborate about casualties…

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US Congress may act on Khashoggi murder, says fiancée

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said the US Congress may act against Saudi Arabia over the killing of the Washington Post writer “in the times ahead”. In an interview with Anadolu Agency in Washington, where she attended a Congressional subcommittee meeting on the murder of her fiancee, Hatice Cengiz said…

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Pakistan

China is an important part of Pakistan’s foreign policy: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BISHKEK: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said China is an important part of Pakistan’s foreign policy and we proud on this friendship. FM Qureshi said during a meeting with Chinese FM Wang Yi in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on the sidelines of SCO Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said China is…

Corruption allegations: NAB arrests SECMC chief Khurshid Jamali

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chairman of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) Khurshid Anwer Jamali and three others has been arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on allegations of corruption in Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company. According to details, Jamali’s arrest warrants were issued two days ago. He was named in NAB’s investigation in Dispatch…

One killed, four injured in Karachi’s Sabzi Mandi firing

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: At least one person was killed and four injured in cross-fire between two groups at Karachi’s Sabzi Mandi located at Super Highway. Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Irfan Bahadur told media outlet that the injured have been shifted to a hospital. Two of the injured have been identified as Ismail and Ishaq.…

Opposition parties want to create anarchy: Sumsam

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Syed Sumsam Ali Bukhari on Tuesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had zero tolerance against corruption and no compromise would be made in this regard. In a press statement, the minister said that across the board accountability was vital for moving the country forward. He…

KP is set to become tourist hub of Pakistan: CM

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday said KP is set to become the tourist hub of Pakistan, adding that all out efforts are underway to maximize the benefits from the tourism sector this year. The chief minister said this while chairing the fourth meeting of the task force on tourism. He…

Commander Polish Armed Forces calls on Air Chief

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General Jaroslaw Mika, Commander Polish Armed Forces visited Air Headquarters Islamabad today. On his arrival, a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Air Force presented him the Guard of Honour. Commander Polish Armed Forces paid homage to the martyrs of PAF by laying floral wreath on Martyrs’ Monument. Later on, the…

Afghanistan

ISIS has amassed 5,000 fighters close to border

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A top Russian security official has claimed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan has amassed at least 5,000 fighters close to CIS border in North of Afghanistan. The director of Russia’s FSB Alexander Bortnikov made the remarks during a meeting with the ex-Soviet intelligence…

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3.5m Afghans displaced since 2012, says IOM

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A new Displacement Tracking Matrix report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Afghanistan shows that one in three Afghans has migrated or been displaced in the past six years. The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is a system that captures information on the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations,…

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Afghanistan has never been so close to peace as today

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi has said Afghanistan has never been so close to peace as today as he urged all parties and factions to reach extensive political consensus through inclusive dialogue. He made the remarks during a press conference after meeting the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. “After years…

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Taliban suffer casualties in Wardak operations

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces carried out a series of operations with the support of air power in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan inflicting heavy casualties on Taliban militants, the informed military sources said Tuesday. “An Afghan special forces raid to disrupt Taliban use of Nerkh district as a…

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Nangarhar to produce 400 tons of honey this year

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Officials in Nangarhar are estimating that honey production will rise to four hundred tons this year which would generate a revenue of up to 100 million Afghanis. The head of Honey Farms Association in Nangarhar province Riaz Mohammad said 350 Honey Bees Farms are operational in Nangarhar province, employing around 1,400 people…

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Copyright board holds meeting

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Chaired by deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki, the fifth meeting of copyright board was held. In the meeting, deputy minister of publication affairs by praising members of the board for their attention to the issue of author and writer’s rights said there were two complaints for discussion…

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Business

Tesla stock worth just $10 in worst case: Morgan Stanley

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): Further falls in Tesla Inc’s share price increase its chances of being sold in the years ahead, Morgan Stanley analysts said on Tuesday, as they slashed their worse-case scenario for the electric car producer to just $10. The latest of a round of critical notes from Wall Street analysts follows a dive…

16 banks fined for violations

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): At least 16 financial institutions, including a major bank in the UAE, have recently been fined for violating the “principles of responsible finance.” The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority on Sunday confirmed it has directed the financial firms to correct the violations. The companies are operating in the kingdom. It is not clear, however,…

A delicate balance – Toyota took care to make offering to US before China deals

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): Toyota Motor Corp last month announced two deals in China that were small in size but large in strategic planning. The automaker said it would establish a green-tech research institute with Tsinghua University and provide state-owned BAIC Group’s Foton unit with fuel-cell technology for buses. But before it could feel comfortable unveiling those…

Merck to buy cancer drug developer Peloton for $1.05 billion in cash

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

(Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Peloton Therapeutics Inc for $1.05 billion in cash to gain access to the privately held company’s renal cancer drug candidate. The company’s lead drug candidate, PT2977, will be studied in a late-stage study for treating renal cell carcinoma. Peloton shareholders will be eligible…

British Steel on verge of administration

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): British Steel is on the verge of administration as it continues to lobby for government backing, sources say. The UK’s second-biggest steel maker had been trying to secure £75m in financial support to help it to address “Brexit-related issues”. If the firm does not get the cash it would put 4,500 jobs…

Ren Zhengfei: US govt ‘underestimates’ Huawei

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

NEW YORK (BBC News): Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has remained defiant towards US moves against his company, saying the US “underestimates” its abilities. Speaking to Chinese state media, Mr Ren downplayed the impact of recent US curbs and said no-one could catch up to its 5G technology in the near future. Last week the US…

Sports

Rizwan to stay in England

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI:: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided that wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan would stay in England during the Cricket World Cup 2019 and fill in in case captain Sarfraz Ahmed faces an injury. keeper, who failed to make the final 15-member World Cup squad, is currently in Pakistan but is expected to depart…

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Wahab determined to ‘prove Mickey Arthur wrong’ at World Cup

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: (NNI): A visibly excited Wahab Riaz said he was raring to go and “prove Mickey Arthur wrong”, after being picked against all odds in Pakistan’s World Cup squad. Wahab last played an ODI in June 2017 during Pakistan’s Champions Trophy title run, and was not among the 23 World Cup probables selected…

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Handling pressure, not conditions, the challenge at the World Cup: Kohli

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Handling the “pressure is the most important thing” at the World Cup, stressed Virat Kohli ahead of the Indians’ pre-departure press interaction. India go to the World Cup in England and Wales in good cheer despite a 3-2 reversal at home against Australia in their last series – they have a well-rounded…

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Pakistan pin World Cup 2019 hopes on rising generation

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan are pinning their hopes for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 glory on a crop of youngsters who have the talent to beat anybody but could also pay for their lack of experience. The side have only won the showpiece 50-over tournament once — under the captaincy of current Pakistan Prime Minister…

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England name Jofra Archer, Tom Curran & Liam Dawson in squad

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

LONDON (AFP): Jofra Archer, Tom Curran and Liam Dawson have been named in England’s World Cup squad, with David Willey and Joe Denly missing out. Barbados-born Archer, 24, qualified to play for England in March and is chosen after playing only three one-day internationals. That left one further pace-bowling place in the 15-man squad and…

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Austrian Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda dies at 70

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): Three-time Formula 1 world champion Austrian Niki Lauda died at the age of 70, his family said on Tuesday. The F1 legend passed away “peacefully” at the University Hospital in Zurich on Monday evening, his family said in a statement quoted in the Austrian Press Agency. Ferrari, the former team of late champion,…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

Netherlands wins song contest

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2019

JERUSALEM (BBC): The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his song Arcade. He had been the bookmakers’ favourite to win, and came through to the top of the leaderboard with 492 points after the public vote. The UK’s Michael Rice came bottom, after getting just three points from the public…

Interesting updates from the sets of Mardaani 2

By The Frontier Post | May 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Rani Mukerji is all set to reprise the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani 2 and the actress is not leaving any stone unturned to nail her act. Currently, an action-packed month-long shooting schedule of the film is taking place. And recently, Rani shot…

Ananya Panday reveals King Khan was her real mentor

By The Frontier Post | May 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Whether you admit or not, Bollywood star kids always manage to make their way to the headlines. The likes of Suhana Khan, Shanaya Kapoor and Ananya Panday always find themselves in the news. We’re aware that Ananya is now an official Bollywood star, but she was spotted in the news often before…

Science & Technology

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…

Galaxy S10 5G goes on sale in U.S.

By The Frontier Post | May 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday that its Galaxy S10 5G went on sale in the United States to run on Verizon’s network in Chicago and Minneapolis, stepping up the rollout of the 5G smartphone in the global market. The South Korean tech giant launched its first 5G smartphone on home turf in…

Govt schools to be convert into ‘science technology schools’: Fawad

By The Frontier Post | May 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday announced that all government schools would be converted into ‘Science technology schools’ soon, as all advance countries across the globe using latest technology for the bright future of their generations. Talking to private news channel , he said technology would be a…

Health

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…

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…

Travel

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…

SCTH adds Asir’s Al-Soudah to Saudi Seasons 2019

By The Frontier Post | May 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced Al-Soudah Season in Asir region as part of the 2019 Saudi Seasons initiative, which was launched in February and includes 11 tourist seasons covering most of the Kingdom. The initiative is the first of its kind in the region, aiming to…

Articles

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…

EU migration crisis and ‘public interest’ debate

By The Frontier Post | May 18, 2019

Usman Khan The European migration crisis is now at the center of discussion in the EU institutions and member states. The phenomena of migration into European countries and the pro-immigration policies of the EU have not gone down well with member states like Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and so forth. Many claim that this…

Editorial

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…

Retirement age

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has taken a lead by finalizing the proposal of upward revision of retirement age from 60 years to 63 years. A consultation in this regard will be held with the federal government and governments of other three provinces before giving it approval by the provincial government. It is pertinent to mention that…

Strengthening private sector

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2019

Speaking at interactive session at Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman Federal Bureau of Revenue Shabbar Zaidi assured the business community that the Prime Minister and his cabinet are committed to provide maximum support and facilitation to the private sector to boost economic growth and jobs creation opportunities on a larger scale. After assuming…

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…