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Pakistan’s airspace closed for all transit flights till tomorrow: CAA

By The Frontier Post | March 8, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s airspace will remain closed for all transit flights till tomorrow (March 9), the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Friday. As per a CAA notification, the airspace has been closed for all overflying (transit) flights till March 9 10:00EST. The airspace has been closed for all overflying flights from east to…

‘Islamabad would have been in a good position with timely implementation of NAP’

By The Frontier Post | March 8, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said if the government had carried out timely action under National Action Plan (NAP) then the Pakistan’s position would have been different. In an Interview with the BBC Urdu, Bilawal said that if our government timely took action under NAB than India wouldn’t…

Complete shutdown being observed in IoK against Indian atrocities

By The Frontier Post | March 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown strike is being observed in occupied Kashmir on Friday to condemn India’s fiddling with the State Subject Law Article 35-A, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and arrest of other Hurriyat leaders. According to details, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called…

Nandipur case: NAB Court summons all accused for indictment on Monday

By The Frontier Post | March 8, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Accountability court has issued notices to all seven accused for indictment in Nandipur Power Project reference, on Friday. According to details, all the seven accused including former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf, Babar Awan, former law secretary Riaz Kiyani, Masood Chishti, ex-consultant Shumaila Mahmood, former joint secretary Riaz Mahmood and ex-secretary Shahid Rafique…

US CENTCOM commander Gen Joseph praises Pak’s role for regional peace

By The Frontier Post | March 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON DC: Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel has praised Islamabad’s role for maintaining peace and stability in the region. General Votel said this while giving briefing in the Senate, he said, “We have had some success with Pakistan, they’ve been more helpful in terms of bringing the Taliban to…

NAB arrests Zardari’s close aide Aftab Memon in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | March 8, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday has arrested Aftab Memon in Islamabad. According to details, NAB Rawalpindi arrested Aftab Memon from Islamabad and he will be presented before an accountability court today to seek his physical remand. The close aide of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari is accused…

Global

Russia’s fast-growing ‘Youth Army’ aims to breed loyalty to the fatherland

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Evan Gershkovich MOSCOW: At first glance Ivan Mertsalov seems like an average teenager. He plays music, watches sports and is not yet sure what he wants to do with his future. Yesterday he wanted to be an actor, today a lawyer, tomorrow it’ll probably be something else. But unlike most teenagers, Mertsalov, 15, can take…

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Meet the Emirati female pilot who flies A380s, one of the world’s largest passenger aircraft

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Regularly flying across the world, traversing different time zones and flying the world’s largest passenger aircraft — the Airbus A380 — is all in a day’s work for Emirati pilot Aisha Al Mansouri, a senior first officer with Etihad Airways. It all started when her sister, who was already a pilot,…

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India: Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi accused of sexual harassment

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: A former female staff member of the Supreme Court of India has accused Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment and terminating her when she refused his advances, Scroll reported. The 35-year-old woman who used to work as a junior court assistant at the Supreme Court of India wrote to 22…

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Iranian security service discloses CIA, MI6 espionage networks

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

TEHRAN (Sputnik): Since the arrival of the Trump administration, Washington has been taking a harsh approach towards Iran in its foreign policy. The US notably withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal on 8 May 2018 and imposed hefty sanctions against Tehran’s oil, banking and shipping sectors in November of the same year. The head of…

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Russian FM accuses US of misusing Dollar’s status

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

MOSCOW (Sputnik): Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Moscow intended to “unburden” Russia’s economy from the dangerous monopoly of the US dollar, stressing that Washington’s restrictions against Moscow were breaking international trade principles. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Friday at an international investment council session that Washington is undermining the status of…

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France sends troops, tanks to Russian border

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

PARIS (Sputnik): The French unit will be deployed in Estonia, just 140 kilometres away from Russia. The deployment is Paris’ contribution to the increased NATO presence in the Baltic States and Poland. Russia has long voiced alarm over the alliance’s activities near its borders. A unit of 300 soldiers from the French Army and the…

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Pakistan

Governor Shah Farman believes presidential system will be better for Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman has said that presidential system will be better and more efficient for Pakistan. This he said during an interview with the private news channel on Friday. Governor Farman said, “As per my culture and with amendment, I think presidential system will be better here and more efficient,…

Muslims to observe Shab-e-Barat tonight

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Muslims around the world will observe Shab-e-Barat, the 15th of Sha’aban on the night between Saturday and Sunday as it considered the night of blessings and forgiveness. According to reports, a large number of policemen would be deployed outside mosques to ensure security of the worshippers as a large number of the…

PIA flight land safely after its windscreen cracks mid-air

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-370 landed safely on early Saturday at the Islamabad International Airport after its windscreen cracked mid-air owing to low pressure of oxygen. Local news channel reported that the PIA flight heading from Karachi to Islamabad experienced a cabin drop in pressure of oxygen mid-air, as a…

NAB arrests ex-water and power secretary in Rental power case

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested the former Secretary of Water and Power, Shahid Rafi in a raid conducted at his home on Friday. NAB sources told that the arrested Shahid Rafi has been detained over conducting illegal deals of rental power costing billion of rupees loss to National exchequer of…

Research in IT pivotal for poverty alleviation: Alvi

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Friday said research in the field of Information Technology (IT) was pivotal for socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation in the country. He said this during a briefing by Prime Minister’s Task Force on IT and Telecom, at Aiwan-e-Sadr. Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Dr Khalid Maqbool…

Pak-Tunisia are tied in strong bond historically: Qaiser

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report Islamabad: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Tunisia is a gate of trade in Northern Africa whereas Pakistan is a gate way of trade for South Asia.Both of these countries can grow economically and socially by mutual cooperation in the fields of trade, tourism and investment. He further said that…

Afghanistan

Four Taliban commanders killed during clashes in Faryab

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least 18 Taliban militants including four key commanders of the group were killed or wounded during the clashes with the Afghan armed forces in northern Faryab province. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan military in a statement said at least 11 Taliban militants were killed and 7 others were wounded…

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Taliban-Daesh clashes displace dozens of families

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Dozens of families have been displaced after fighting intensified between Taliban and Daesh militants in Chapa Dara district in the eastern Kunar province, local officials confirmed. The displaced persons said more families will leave their houses if they are not supported by government. Chapa Dara District is located in the west of…

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There is no justification for more war: Nangarhar clerics

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Tribal elders and a large number of religious dignitaries in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar called on the warring parties to end the ongoing bloodsheds immediately and instead expedite the peace process so that decades long-suffering of the Afghan people could end. They said that the continuation of war and violence in…

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3 Taliban blown up by own explosives inside a mosque

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least three Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by improvised explosive devices in north-eastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the three Taliban militants were busy hatching plans for a terrorist attack when the incident took place. According to a statement released by MoI, the…

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‘We won’t be silenced,’ Afghan female musicians tell Taliban

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Fresh from a sold-out concert tour of the UK and Sweden, Afghanistan’s first female conductor is convinced music can help deliver peace to her war-torn country. If only the Taliban would listen. At just 22, Negin Khpelwak has already stared down threats and intimidation from her conservative relatives, who wished she would take…

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Presidential candidates begin consultations on interim govt

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: As the National Unity Government’s (NUG) term will end within the next one month, a group of 11 presidential candidates has started consultations on the establishment of an interim government to prevent “power gap” as elections are scheduled for September 28. The candidates said the incumbent government’s term ends on May 22…

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Business

Fiat Chrysler recalls 320,000 Dart cars

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Friday it is recalling more than 320,000 Dodge Dart compact cars in North America that could roll away because of a defective part that could allow the shift cable to detach from the transmission. The Italian-American automaker said the recall covers 2013 through 2016 model year automatic transmission…

China stocks rally to a near 13-month closing high

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

SHANGHAI (Gulf News): Chinese shares rallied on Friday afternoon in thin volumes from earlier profit-taking to end the day at a near 13-month closing high, with signs of an economic recovery in China contributing to a recent surge. At the close, the Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.63 per cent at 3,270.80, erasing earlier losses.…

US housing starts approach two-year low; permits weak

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US homebuilding dropped to a near two-year low in March, pulled down by persistent weakness in the single-family housing segment, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite declining mortgage rates. Some of the weakness in homebuilding reported by the Commerce Department on Friday likely reflected disruptions caused by massive flooding in the…

US refiners planning major plant overhauls in 2nd quarter

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

HOUSTON (Reuters): US oil refiners are planning a heavy slate of plant overhauls in the second quarter, with total production this month off 8.5 percent compared with the start of the year, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. Early spring and winter traditionally are heavy periods for US refinery maintenance. But refiners…

Concept EVs show space big enough for sofas

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters): Electric vehicle (EV) concepts shown in Shanghai this week, such as the Audi AI:me and Infiniti QX Inspiration, point to a future of living-room-like comfort in cars with flat floors and ample space for sofa-like bench seats. In the design studies, automakers have taken advantage of the space freed up by the electric…

National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer has agreed to sell the title to magazine distributor James Cohen. American Media Inc (AMI) said it would sell the title and two of its sister publications to Mr Cohen. The tabloid has been embroiled in high-profile scandals involving US President Donald Trump…

Sports

‘I can’t make any mistakes’: Amir Khan

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

NEW YORK (Agencies): There have been unmistakable valedictory overtones in the final run-up to Amir Khan’s fight with the dangerous Terence Crawford on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The twice former world light-welterweight champion is plainly closer to the end than the start of his fighting days, nearly a decade and a half since he…

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AB suggests shorter innings break

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers has said the Indian Premier League (IPL) should do away with large fines for slow over rates and shorten innings breaks to 10 minutes so matches finish before midnight. Some IPL evening matches, which start at 8 p.m. local time, have finished well past midnight…

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1st merged tribal districts sports gala kicks off

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Ahmad Nabi JAMRUD: First ever merged tribal districts colorful sports gala 2019 was inaugurated here at sports complex, Jamrud last day. The event had been organized under the auspices of directorate of sports merged areas. On the opening session of the event beside senior provincial minister for sports and culture Muhammad Atif as chief guest,…

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‘Pakistan can surprise in WC’

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): England’s former captain Nasser Hussain rated Pakistan as favourites to win the upcoming edition of the World Cup, pencilled in from May 30 to July 16 in England and Wales. Hussain, while talking to a renowned sports website, said that Pakistan had played terrible ODI cricket against Australia but still they will be…

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Liverpool legend Ian Rush is coming to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: English football club Liverpool’s legendary former striker and the team’s global ambassador, Ian Rush, is set to visit Pakistan this week during which he will promote football at the grassroots level in the country. In a post shared on Twitter, Pak Reds — the official Liverpool supporters club in Pakistan — announced…

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Djokovic knocked out by Medvedev

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monte Carlo (Agencies): World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Djokovic, twice a former champion in Monte Carlo, lost his serve five times as 10th seed Medvedev gained revenge for his last-16 defeat by the Serb…

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Fashion & Movies

Diljit Dosanjh to be seen in South movie

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh is immensely loved by fans globally. The actor-singer has also starred in Bollywood films and been applauded for his solid performances. Ready to surprise audiences once again, Diljit may soon feature in a South film. Talking about the same, the actor told a leading daily, “I like south…

Aneez Bazmee wants to bring back Ajay Devgan and Kajol on the big screen

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anees Bazmee who has films like Hulchul, No Entry, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng and Ready to his credit, is now  busy directing Pagalpanti starring an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Pulkit Samrat, Arshad Warsi, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla. And while he’s at it, he shared…

Kartik Aaryan dismisses rumors of having differences with Kriti Sanon

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk This morning a leading entertainment daily carried an article saying that Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon share cold vibes post the success of their film Luka Chuppi. According to reports Kriti was not happy with Kartik Aaryan taking the credit for the film’s success. However there is no truth to this article and…

Pop-Queen Madonna’s 14th studio album to be released June 14

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Madonna announced that she will release her 14th studio album on June 14. “Madame X” will be her first album in four years and the follow-up to her 2015 record “Rebel Heart”. The highly-anticipated “Medellin” video release was delayed, but fans of the material girl got to hear the first track from the…

Kalank earns Rs 21.6 crores on first day at box-office

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s fourth outing at the box-office has created a new record. The golden pair of this generation has taken the box-office by a storm with their latest venture Kalank. The magnum opus has become the highest opener of 2019 by raking in Rs 21.6 crore net on its…

SRK speaks about Zero’s failure at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan is currently in China to attend the 9th Beijing International Film Festival, where the screening of his last film Zero was held. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it failed to score big at the box-office. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film starred Katrina Kaif and…

Science & Technology

Whatsapp new feature to restrict users from taking screen shots

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Whatsapp is reportedly testing a new feature that would restrict users to take screen shot of the chats if they enable authentication feature in the app. According to Wabetainfo, the world’s biggest messaging app is working to introduce the new feature and may roll out it soon. In order to stop others…

Facebook bans far-right UK figures, groups

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Social media giant Facebook has permanently banned various far-right groups and individuals, the company said on Thursday. The banned groups include the xenophobic and Islamophobic British National Party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL), and Britain First. “Individuals and organisations who spread hate, or attack or call for the exclusion of others…

OPPO launches F11 and F11 Pro with dual rear camera in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: OPPO, a leading global smartphone brand, expanded its F series portfolio of smartphones recently at Mohatta Palace in Karachi with the launch of OPPO F11 Series. The smartphone boasts of portrait photography in low light with several other innovative technologies. F11 Pro is equipped with a new 48MP ultra-clear camera system, a…

Mobile Journalism is the future of media industry: Prof. Dr. Khalid Sultan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in collaboration with Business Incubation Center (BICON) of NUML and Digital Broadcast Pvt. Ltd (DBTV.live). organized a four-day training session on Mobile Journalism aka MOJO. The training focused on making human centric stories through mobile phones. The training enriched the students with the technical knowledge…

Facebook Messenger gets dark mode

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Facebook Messenger’s dark mode is rolling out to globally today, as announced on Facebook’s product blog. The feature was previously hidden behind an Easter egg activation that made users send a crescent moon emoji in order to activate it. Now, users can enable the mode through a toggle switch in their settings,…

Apple and Qualcomm square off in US court

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

NEW YORK (BBC News): Apple and Qualcomm will face off in court as a billion-dollar legal battle over smartphone chips gets under way. The trial is the culmination of a long-running battle between the two over the cost of the processors that phones use to connect to mobile networks. Apple claims Qualcomm is charging too…

Health

Doctors successfully stitch hole in child’s heart without surgery through hybrid angiography

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Doctors has successfully stitched hole in the heart of the five-year-old girl without performing surgery on it, through hybrid angiography on Friday in Children Hospital Lahore. According to reports, Dr Masood Sadiq and his team had completed the operation without performing surgery. A hybrid lab has been established at the Children Hospital…

Ebola death toll in Congo rises to 777

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

DAKAR (AA): The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 777 since the start of an outbreak in late July last year, the country’s Health Ministry said on Friday. The outbreak of the Ebola, named after the Ebola River, which emerged for the first time in the world…

Food allergies can strike at any age

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring CALIFORNIA: You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you’ve eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top—but not the only—food culprits are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish, wheat and soy, according to the…

195,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen in 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

SANAA (AA): At least 195,000 suspected cases of cholera have been registered in Yemen since Jan. 1 of this year, while more than 3,000 people have died of the disease since 2016, according to an international aid NGO. “Some 195,000 people are suspected to have contracted the disease so far this year, of whom more…

Purple corn likely to reduce inflammation, diabetes

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: New research suggests that chemicals in purple corn can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance in a mouse cell model. Eating a healthful diet is a cornerstone of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Fruit, nonstarchy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes are all on the list of foods that…

1.64 m kids up to 10 years to be vaccinated in April campaign: DC

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: In view of the persistent virus circulation in the sewage water of the provincial capital the district administration has decided to conduct special anti-polio campaign wherein children upto 10 years of age will be vaccinated against the crippling disease. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Dr Imran Hamid Sheikh while addressing…

Travel

EU-China Tourism Year boosts tourism sector in Europe

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: While the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 (ECTY 2018) has officially come to an end, the success of the initiative continues to be felt, with growing numbers of Chinese tourists putting European destinations at the top of their tourism agendas throughout 2018 and beyond. Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and…

The 7 most fascinating mosques in China

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has an ambiguous stance in regards to institutionalized faith. On the one hand, the People’s Republic recognizes five religions — Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism — and protects freedom of religious belief under its constitution, but on the other, the Council on Foreign Relations reports that “China is home to…

Solid measures afoot for promotion of tourism in scenic Gilgit Baltistan

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Minister for Tourism Gilgit Baltistan Fida Khan said Thursday the government was taking concrete steps to promote tourism. While talking to media persons, the GB minister said Gilgit Baltistan region was endowed with tremendous natural beauty and the tourism department was utilizing all its available resources to explore tourism spots and attract…

SCTH announces plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom, as part of a lending initiative to aid the sector in underdeveloped Saudi regions. Abdul Majid bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Nasser, the SCTH’s director general of tourism investment, said that the initiative,…

Giant’s Causeway tourism impact examined by National Trust

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A year-long study will assess the impact of more than one million tourists a year on the Antrim coast. It was commissioned by the National Trust, which manages two main sites that attracted 1.5m visitors in 2019. With the projected growth in tourism, the trust says numbers visiting the Giant’s Causeway and…

GB: Efforts on to further promote tourism in land of glaciers

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

F.P. Report GILGIT: Commissioner Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Region, Hamza Salik said on Monday that GB is most peaceful part of the world with people extraordinary hospitable–that is why around 1.7 million tourists visited the region last year among which 0.5 million came to only to Baltistan that is a record to be noted. Addressing the…

Articles

Arab Spring 2.0

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Hilal Kaplan Libya, Algeria and Sudan. All three are located on the African continent, self-proclaimed Arab countries with Muslims being the majority in each population. Libya has yet to recover from the process that started with the notorious NATO bombardment. Crowds, away from their human feelings, who celebrated the lynching of Moammar Gadhafi are now…

AIPAC’s weakening grip on US foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Abukar Arman Despite the 18,000 faithful who came the past weekend to pledge their unwavering support to Israel, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) finds itself in a Dickensian moment of history that could be retrospectively described as: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times” or it was the…

Why is Bahrain revoking nationality of its citizens?

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Saad Hasan More than 900 people have been stripped of their citizenship since 2012 in what human rights groups say is political repression. When thinking of terrorism, Bahrain has barely been in the international spotlight. When it comes to the number of people killed by terrorists, the tiny archipelago in the Persian Gulf is safer…

Let’s face truth, rural Afghanistan has been lost

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Emran Feroz Foreign invaders and elite urban Afghans have long underestimated or ignored rural Afghanistan, and they have all paid the price of doing so. A few days ago, massive protests took place in the province of Helmand, southern Afghanistan. The night before, Afghan and American forces raided another home in the region. According to…

Boggling higher education in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Asmatullah Khan Higher education is the prime input for the acceleration of technological, scientific and research oriented skill in the country to achieve the objective of speedy economic development and higher productivity. Discoveries, innovations, scientifically accelerated socio –economic development, modern research and latest industrial and agricultural technologies are the outcomes of the productive research oriented…

Modi’s post Pulwama Blues

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on April 06, aptly criticised India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for whipping up war hysteria in an attempt to win more seats in general elections. Pakistan and India were almost on the brink of war when earlier in February both countries launched tit for tat air strikes. India…

Editorial

Crisis in agriculture

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Whereas the agriculture sector plunged into crisis some 30 years ago, it reached to crescendo when Agriculture Ministry was devolved to provinces under 18th Amendment as the provinces slashed its budget by 60 percent despite the transfer 57 percent resources from center to the federating units under 7th National Finance Commission Award. The financial resources…

Wave of terrorist attacks

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

The memories of extreme grief and outrage were still fresh in the minds of people about the Hazargangi Quetta vegetable market attack that another soul searing and blood curdling incident of terrorism occurred in the restive province of Baluchistan. Two dozens unidentified assailants, who were wearing clothes that resembled FC uniform, picked out 16 people…

Money laundering investigation

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

While giving briefing to journalists after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Federal Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry disclosed that Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has been authorized to investigate money laundering related charges. Up till now the matter was within the purview of Federal Investigation Agency which also conducted crackdown to curb money laundering through Hundi…

Peshawar anti-terrorist operation

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

An intelligence based joint anti-terrorist operation was conducted by Peshawar Police and personnel of Special Service Group of Army in Phase-7 of posh Hayatabad Township. It lasted for 17 hours in a densely populated street. In the gun battle between the terrorists and security forces a police Assistant Sub-Inspector Qamar Alam was martyred and five…

Urging pursuit of technology

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

Addressing a summit, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain emphasised the pursuit of modern technology and its indegenisation for achieving sustained level of economic growth and prosperity of the people. Lamenting over the deliberate destruction of technological base of the country, the minster recalled that in the decade of 1960s transmitters and other radio equipments were…

IMF bailout versus debt sustainability

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2019

Contrary to the government’s version of successful negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), media reports reveal that agreement on bailout package may hit snags on the condition of sharing all the details of Chimes loans obtained under CPEC framework and short term exorbitantly high interest bearing commercial loans. The conditions of the Washington based…

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…