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CJP expresses over AG’s no-show in the Article 62 case hearing

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has expressed displeasure over the absence of Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf in determination of disqualification period case under Article 62 of the Constitution on Monday. CJP Saqib Nisar is headed five-member larger bench of apex court is hearing several petitions to determine the disqualification…

Lodhran: Polling for NA-154 by-election under way

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2018

F.P. Report LODHRAN: Polling for the by-election in Lodhran is underway for the National Assembly seat NA-154 as the seat was remained vacant after the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen. PTI leader was disqualified by the Supreme Court in December 2017. Strict security arrangement was finalized and government has deployed 4,000 security…

Corruption case: FIA’s Wajid Zia submits JIT report, records statement against Dar

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Additional Director Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and former head of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Panama case, Wajid Zia appeared before the accountability court and recorded his statement in the corruption reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Monday. Wajid Zia also submitted the volume one and nine in the court. He…

Faizabad case: IHC warns contempt proceedings as government’s delaying tactics continue

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday warned that if the Raja Zafar-ul-Haq report of Faizabad dharna was not presented in the next hearing then the court will issue contempt of court notice to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and three concerned federal ministers. The committee was formed under the leadership of Zafarul…

Nine nominations filed for FATA seats so far: ECP

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Sunday said nine candidates had filed their nomination papers so far with the returning officer for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)’s Senate seats. According to ECP, the last date for filing of nomination papers from FATA is February 12. The five candidates had filed their nomination papers…

Rabita Committee sacks Dr Farooq Sattar as MQMP convener

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Coordination committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) has sacked Dr Farooq Sattar as convener of the political party on Sunday, a day after the rift was reported to have been resolved. Convener Kanwar Naveed Jamil addressed the media today in the metropolis and announced that Dr Sattar was relieved of his…

Global

French police hunt suitcase bomber after blast in Lyon

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

LYON (Reuters): French police were hunting a suspected suitcase bomber on Friday after an explosion in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, officials said. The suspect was captured on security video leaving a bag in front of a bakery shortly before an explosion occurred at around 5:30 pm, police sources and local…

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Trump approves sending 1,500 more troops to MEast

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that 1,500 additional troops would be deployed to the Middle East amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The deployment is aimed at increasing protection for forces already in the region as well as weaponry such as a Patriot missile defense battery that was deployed earlier in…

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15 students killed as building catches fire in India

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

NEW DELHI (AA): At least 15 students were killed in a massive fire that broke out at a commercial complex in the western Indian city of Surat on Friday. The students jumped off a commercial complex after it caught fire on Friday, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel told local news agency Press Trust of…

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North Korea blasts US position in nuclear talks

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

PYONGYANG (AA): North Korea on Friday asked the U.S. to put aside its “current method” in negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. “Unless… [the U.S.] comes forward with a new method of calculation, the DPRK [Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea]-U.S. dialogue will never be resumed,” a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson told state run Korean…

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Israeli activist calls for supporting BDS movement

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): An Israeli human rights activist and author called Friday for boycotting the Israeli state and supporting the Palestinian Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement. “Almost every single day, another home in the Old City of Jerusalem, in the Muslim Quarter, is being taken by [Israeli] settlers,” Miko Peled, author of “The Israeli Army…

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British PM Theresa May will resign on June 7

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she would step down on June 7, succumbing to calls in her governing Conservative Party to make way for a new leader to try to break an impasse over Britain’s departure from the European Union. “It is now clear to me that it is in the…

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Pakistan

PM does not wish to remove NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal: Farogh Naseem

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Law Minister Farogh Naseem has said that the prime minister and opposition leader can remove National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Javed Iqbal through consultation, but Imran Khan does not wish so. The law minister said so while speaking on Geo News’ show ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath’. He said no allegations has…

US envoy calls on Finance Adviser Hafeez Shaikh

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul W Jones called on the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad on Friday. According to a press release from the finance ministry, the meeting discussed bilateral ties and underlined the need to further expand the scope of cooperation for the mutual benefits…

Bilawal calls for implementation of National Action Plan

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report GHOTKI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here on Friday demanded of the government to implement National Action Plan (NAP) in letter and spirit. Talking to journalists, after condoling with the family of Sardar Ali Mohammad Mahar over his sad demise, Bilawal said that they had political and family terms with…

Govt stands with all state institutions including NAB: Dr. Firdous

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says government stands with all government institutions including NAB. Addressing a news conference in Lahore this evening, she said opposition has been using negative ploys in order to raise its stature. Firdous Ashiq Awan said opposition has been deliberately…

Shehbaz demands parliamentary committee be formed over NAB chairperson issue

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif demanded Friday that a parliamentary committee be formed to probe National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairperson Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal over an alleged sexual misconduct scandal aired by a private news channel that the anti-corruption watchdog refuted. “The committee should investigate the issue of the NAB chairperson,” Sharif, also…

CM Buzdar approves key decisions in cabinet meeting

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over the meeting of Punjab cabinet at his office here on Friday in which decision was made to sale up to two kilograms of sugar to an individual consumer in the Ramadan bazaars set up across the province. Food items relating to the upcoming festival…

Afghanistan

The money changer of Kabul, his daughter & her kidnappers

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

KABUL (The New York Times): Murtaza Ahmadi was one of those Afghans who somehow never seemed to suffer from the long war. No one in his family perished on the front lines with the army or the police, or disappeared for years with the Taliban only to come back in a plywood coffin. No one…

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FM praises Chinese development projects

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Minister of Foreign Affairs Slahuddin Rabbani met deputy to International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China, Wang Yajuan, here in his office. Wang hinted to bilateral relations of Afghanistan and China, saying his country shares the same interests as of Afghanistan and applauded the enhancing bilateral trade and investments relations between…

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Noor urges world community not to leave behind another bad legacy

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Chief Executive of Jamiat Islami Ata Mohammad Noor has urged the International Community not to leave behind another bad legacy as he demand the formation of a transitional government to take over power from the government of national unity whose term formally ended today as per the constitution of Afghanistan. “Clause…

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Forces repulse attack on army check posts

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan security forces have repulsed a coordinated attack on security check posts of the Afghan Local Army in Kunar inflicting casualties on three Taliban militants. The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said a group of Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on Local Army security posts in Asmar district of…

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Sustainable peace, security in region Afghanistan-China joint goal, says VP Danesh

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Deputy to China’s Communist Party Central Committee’s International Department and his accompanied delegation met with Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh. During the meeting which was also attended by Chinese ambassador to Kabul, both sides discussed issues such bolstering bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, security, economic and cultural. The Chinese side called the…

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ANP forces kill 7 key ISIS group members

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Special Forces of the Afghan National Police (ANP) conducted a night operation in eastern Kunar province killing at least seven key group members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the raid the Special Forces of ANP on Tuesday…

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Business

Best Buy sees solid second quarter as tech services boost profit margin

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): Best Buy Co Inc forecast second-quarter sales and profit above estimates on Thursday, as more people signed up for the consumer electronics retailer’s subscription-based tech support services and shopped on its website and app. The company reported a better-than-expected profit in the first quarter, but did not raise its full-year forecast, taking…

Nokian Tyres seeks to gain traction in North America with new factory

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

HELSINKI (Reuters): Finnish tire maker Nokian Tyres expects its new US factory in Tennessee to help it double its sales in North America, especially by expanding its all-season tire sales in the region, the company said on Thursday. The company, which has previously concentrated mostly on winter tire sales in Russia and Europe, said the…

Panasonic ‘suspends transactions’ with Huawei after US ban

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Japan’s Panasonic said it was halting business with Huawei to comply with US restrictions. Panasonic said the ban applies to goods having 25% or more of US-originated materials, according to reports. However, there was some confusion about Panasonic’s position when, later in the day, its Chinese website said the firm would continue…

Nissan board nominees not broaching merger issue: Member

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

YOKOHAMA (Reuters): Nissan Motor Co is not considering the possibility of a merger with top shareholder Renault at the moment, and none of the nominees to the Japanese automaker’s board are pressing to make it an issue now, an external director said on Thursday. As Nissan ponders its future without former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who…

Over 8,000 jobs open in Dubai as new businesses stream in

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): Thousands more vacancies are opening up for jobseekers in Dubai, as new businesses continue to stream in. The Department of Economic Development issued at least 2,805 new licences to enterprise owners in April, substantially higher by 60 per cent compared to the 1,753 permits granted in the same period last year. The new…

UBG leader voices concern over increase in interest rate up to 12.25 per cent

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The United Business Group (UBG) leader, Ilyas Ahmad Bilour expressed concern over the increase in interest rate by 150 basis points (bps) to 12.25 per cent for next two months by the State Bank of Pakistan in its currently announced monetary policy. In a press statement issued here on Thursday, the UBG…

Sports

Afghanistan beat Pakistan by three wickets in World Cup warm-up match

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report BRISTOL: Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by three wickets in their World Cup warm-up match at Bristol County Ground on Friday. Pakistan had set a 263-run target after they were bowled out in the 48th over in the match. Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed had won the toss and elected to bat first. One-down Babar Azam…

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World Cup an opportunity for players to become superstars: Afridi

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s former captain and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that the World Cup 2019 is the best opportunity for youngsters to become superstars, any player can become a hero by doing well in the tournament. Speaking to media here, Afridi said that all he wants from team Pakistan is to give…

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Eoin Morgan taken to hospital for x-ray after injury in training

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

SOUTHAMPTON (Agencies): England have suffered a major scare ahead of the World Cup after Eoin Morgan, their captain, sustained a finger injury during the team’s practice in Southampton. The tournament hosts face a nervous wait on the results of an x-ray Morgan underwent on Friday after he took a blow on his left index finger…

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Federer plays down title chances on Roland Garros return

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Roger Federer on Friday played down his chances of winning the French Open on his first appearance at Roland Garros since 2015, saying that title-winning form might not be “in his racquet”. The 20-time Grand Slam champion missed the French Open in 2016 through injury before sitting out the next two clay-court seasons…

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Sports and politics to mix again in Indo-Pak match-up

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

NEW DELHI (Agencies): The old adage that sports and politics do not mix will ring hollow again when former champions India and Pakistan clash in a geopolitically charged World Cup match months after being on the verge of war. Tensions run high in any sporting contest featuring the nuclear-armed neighbours who have fought two of…

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Hamilton edges Verstappen

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

MONACO (Agencies): Lewis Hamilton topped the times for Mercedes ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in Thursday morning’s opening free practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix. In a sombre atmosphere following the death of three-time champion Niki Lauda, the championship leader and defending five-time champion clocked a fastest lap of the famous Mediterranean street…

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Fashion & Movies

Rihanna launches new fashion brand in Paris

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

PARIS (Reuters): Barbadian singer Rihanna has unveiled her new fashion brand with Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, a rare move by the French group to set up a label from scratch as it taps into soaring demand for celebrity collaborations in the luxury world. Fenty – after the “Umbrella” hitmaker’s full name, Robyn Rihanna Fenty –…

DiCaprio, Pitt want to team up again after Tarantino hit

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt said Wednesday they had to tap into distant memories of being Hollywood outsiders for their star turns in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, calling it a “love letter” to the industry’s dreamers. Speaking after their movie Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood was rapturously received at the Cannes…

‘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…

Science & Technology

Microsoft introduces AR-based Minecraft game

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: After a series of testing, Microsoft has officially revealed a beta version of one of the most influential survival games, Minecraft, in Augmented Reality (AR). Titled, Minecraft Earth, the game is free to play on iOS and Android. Gamers can explore the real world and go on adventures to find treasure chests…

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…

Health

Children of Opioid users more likely to attempt suicide: Research

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk CHICAGO: The U.S. opioid crisis is taking a toll on children of users as a study published on Wednesday showed they were more likely to attempt suicide. The study in JAMA Psychiatry published by the American Medical Association found children whose parents were prescribed opioids were twice as likely to attempt suicide as…

Two more polio cases confirmed in KP

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Health Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has confirmed two more polio cases. According to Health department of KPK, Polio virus has been confirmed in a 12 years old girl from Dera Ismail Khan and 17 months old baby girl from North Waziristan. This year Polio cases have been reached 13 in KP after…

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…

Travel

Game of Thrones prove to be a ‘game changer’ for Northern Ireland tourism

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: Its long-awaited finale has been and gone but Game of Thrones is still big business for Northern Ireland. It is estimated to have brought £251m into the economy since production began in 2010, according to the region’s film agency NI Screen. Over the same period, the organisation gave £15.95m in production funding…

‘Sheikh Badin’ historical site to be open for tourists on Eid

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report D I KHAN: ‘Sheikh Badin’ camp, a scenic mountainous station in the North of Dera Ismail Khan and west of Lakki Marwat districts a historical tourist place will be opened from first day of Eid-ul-Fitr for people to enjoy the scenic hill top view. An official of the camp Thursday informed that the…

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…

Articles

Tokyo’s balancing act between China and US

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Da Zhigang US President Donald Trump will visit Japan as a state guest from May 25 to 28. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just visited the US in late April and Trump is scheduled to attend the G20 summit held in Osaka, a Japanese city, in June. It’s rare for leaders of Japan and the…

On line health library

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

The federal government has decided to introduce online health library for which suggestions and recommendations have been sought far from provincial governments. The library will serve as a database for keeping and sharing of all relevant information about the causes of diseases and the treatment provided for them. The introduction of online health library will…

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…

Editorial

Action against non-filers

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Addressing a press conference, Chairman federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi disclosed that a letter has been sent to Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to cancel the registration of companies that did not file tax returns. He lamented that 100000 companies are registered with the SECP but less than fifty percent file income…

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…

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…