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Money laundering case: Court extends Zardari, Talpur’s bail till March 5

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A banking court hearing money laundering case has extended the bail of Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects till March 5, on Thursday . Former President Asif Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects, including former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai, Omni Group Chairman […]

Federal cabinet to discuss 20 point agenda in today’s meeting

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair a meeting of the federal cabinet on Thursday (today). The cabinet meeting was summoned by Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday summoned a meeting of the cabinet at the Prime Minister office and the meeting will discuss a 20-point agenda in today’s hearing. According to reports, the […]

No efforts being made to push Pakistan into Yemen conflict, says Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that no efforts were being made to push Pakistan into Yemen conflict. He was speaking at a press conference alongside Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser to PM on Trade and Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood. Qureshi said when they took over the reins of […]

Minister warns masses of private tour operators’ inexpensive Hajj claims

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Anwaarul Haq Qadri on Wednesday warned the general public of private tour operators’ claims of an inexpensive Hajj. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that the new Hajj policy has been announced last week, adding that discussions in favor and against the Hajj […]

Govt to launch crackdown against hate speech on social media: Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that the government has prepared a mechanism to control hate speech on social media and there would be a strict crackdown from next week. “We have to a great extent regularized hate speech on formal media. I am thankful for the cooperation of the formal […]

Saudi crown prince to arrive in Pakistan on Feb 16: FO

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Crown prince of Saudi Arabia Muhammad bin Salman will arrive in Pakistan on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan on February 16 (Saturday). The Saudi crown prince’s two-day visit of Pakistan will further promote mutual cooperation between the two countries, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Faisal here said. The Foreign Office in […]

Global

Ahead of Nigeria election, opposition alleges ghost voters

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

ABUJA (AP): Nigeria’s opposition says there are more than 1 million ghost voters on the national register head of Saturday’s presidential election. Uche Secondus, the chairman of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, on Thursday that the electoral commission “did not in fact do a cleanup of the […]

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Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP): Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe, a judge has ruled. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s decision was another loss for Manafort, a once-wealthy political consultant who rose to lead Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and now faces years […]

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Another protester killed in Haiti unrest

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP): Violent clashes between police and demonstrators in Haiti left one person dead and raised the death toll in a week of unrest to seven. A young man was shot and killed in Port au Prince in the afternoon not far from the presidential complex, which was guarded police equipped with tear gas, an […]

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House Votes to Halt Aid for Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

Catie Edmondson and Charlie Savage WASHINGTON: The House voted on Wednesday to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, a defiant and rare move to curtail presidential war powers that underscored anger with President Trump’s unflagging support for Saudi Arabia even after the killing of a Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi. The […]

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US charges former Air Force officer with spying for Iran

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States on Wednesday charged former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran in a cyber-spying operation that targeted her former colleagues. As part of its action, the United States also charged four Iranian nationals who it said were involved in the cyber attacks. Washington additionally sanctioned two Iran-based […]

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Three Americans among five killed in Kenya plane crash

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

NAIROBI (Reuters): A light plane crashed in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley region on Wednesday, killing five people including three Americans, a police source said. Witnesses saw the plane clip a tree as it attempted an emergency landing and crashed in a field in Kericho county west of the capital Nairobi. The Kenyan pilot and another […]

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Pakistan

India calls back envoy from Pakistan following Pulwama attack

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: India on Friday called back its High Commissioner to Islamabad following the suicide attack in Occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama district. India media says that Ajay Basaria will fly to New Delhi tonight for consultation over the situation arisen after the attack. On the other hand, Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale summoned Pakistani High […]

Lahore High Court constitutes Punjab Water Commission

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered constitution of Punjab Water Commission while hearing petitions seeking court order to secure clean water. The lawyer of Punjab government argued before the court that the Water Act has already been in effect in the province adding that there was no need of the water […]

Police file FIRs of two PTI workers’ killings in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Police have filed FIRs of murder of two Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers in Karachi on Friday. Two PTI workers were shot dead in separate attacks at Karachi’s Orangi Town and SITE area on Thursday night. According to police officials the case of murder of PTI worker Abdul Rehman, 27, has been registered […]

Governor creating hurdles in way of legislation: Murtaza

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Information, Law and Anticorruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that preparing policies for province was not Sindh governor’s responsibility. Governor Sindh is creating hurdles in the way of legislation enacted by Sindh Assembly. Actions of Sindh Governor reflected that he has no knowledge about the law […]

Shehbaz released on bail, not acquitted: Chohan

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan while responding on the decision of Lahore High Court (LHC) maintained that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) President and Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif has been released on bail and not acquitted. “I am surprised on the reaction of the party workers who are dancing and […]

NAB to initiate inquiries against Shujaat, Pervez Elahi and Hina Rabbani Khar

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau has approved thirteen inquires, seven investigations and filing of three references in various cases of corruption. The Executive Board meeting of NAB was held in Islamabad on Thursday with its head Javed Iqbal in the chair. The Board gave approval to thirteen inquiries including two against various personalities including […]

Afghanistan

China to fund installation of modern facilities at Pak-Afghan border

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

ISLAMABAD (VoA): China plans to fund and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Chinese project aims to better serve the daily movement of tens of thousands of people as well as trade convoys, and will help ease tensions between […]

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Kabulov, Khalilzad to meet in Ankara on Feb 22

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan on Tuesday said he will be meeting his American counterpart Zalmay Khalilzad in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb 22. Also head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asia Department, Zamir Kabulov said he and Khalilzad will particularly discuss preparations for the next round of Moscow […]

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Taliban Red Unit militant killed

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A member of the Red Unit of Taliban was killed along with several others during the operations in Badghis and Uruzgan provinces. According to the informed military sources, several other militants were also wounded during the same operations. The sources further added Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Badghis province killing […]

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2 Moldovan pilots released from Taliban captivity

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Moldovan President Igor Dodon has announced the release of two pilots from 42 months of Taliban’s captivity Dodon told journalists in Chisinau on Monday: “At the end of the week or the beginning of next week, I’ll fly to Moscow to return with the aviators..,” Taliban militants had swized the two pilots […]

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President Ghani signs draft amendments to electoral law

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

KABUL (Khaama Press): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday signed draft amendments to electoral law which was passed during the meeting of the cabinet today. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the draft amendment to electoral law which includes modification, addition, and removal of some of the items of the […]

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Taliban form new peace negotiating team ahead of Qatar talks

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

DOHA (TOLOnews): Taliban on Tuesday announced the formation of a 14-member peace negotiating team ahead of fresh round of peace talks with the US envoy in Doha, Qatar later this month. In a statement, the group said that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy head of Taliban’s Qatar office has assigned the team in line […]

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Business

Yemen aims to export 75,000 bpd oil in 2019

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

ADEN (Reuters): The government in Yemen hopes to scale up its crude production to 110,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2019, with exports touching about 75,000 bpd, its oil minister told journalists on Sunday. The government of Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi controls the southern port city of Aden and areas holding Yemen’s oil-and-gas fields. The […]

Algeria energy revenues up 15% in 2018

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

ALGIERS (Reuters): Algeria’s energy earnings rose 15.27 percent in 2018 from the previous year due to higher global oil prices, the government said. Stronger revenues helped to reduce the OPEC member’s trade deficit by 53.73 percent to $5.03 billion in 2018, according to customs figures. Oil and gas exports, which accounted for 93.13 percent of […]

Results continue to weigh on Dubai index

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

DUBAI (Gulf News): Weaker than expected results from Dubai Investments forced investors to sell the stock, weighing on the Dubai index. Net profit of DIC nearly halved to Dh1 billion in 2018 because of loss on investment properties and financial investments when have been battered due to current market conditions. “Dubai Investment’s 2018 earnings look […]

Oil exporters have not fully recovered from the 2014 oil shock, says IMF chief

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): Oil exporters have not fully recovered from the dramatic oil price shock of 2014 and the outlook is highly uncertain despite modest growth, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday. “With revenues down, fiscal deficits are only slowly declining, despite significant reforms on both the spending and revenue sides, […]

US Steel wins tax breaks from one of America’s poorest cities

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

GARY, Indiana (Reuters): United States Steel Corporation founded Gary, Indiana in 1906 – naming it after co-founder Elbert Henry Gary – and the city’s fortunes have been closely tied to the company ever since. When the firm started losing business to cheap Asian imports in the 1970s, waves of layoffs followed as Gary became a […]

Shell leads cash race but Exxon catching up

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Royal Dutch Shell widened its lead over Exxon Mobil as king of cash among the world’s top oil and gas companies last year but its US rival could catch up with its investment drive in new production. The five leading firms, known as oil majors, more than tripled profits and doubled cash generation […]

Sports

Gladiators lose Narine to injury ahead of PSL

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

F.P. Report Karachi: Quetta Gladiators have been dealt an injury blow with all-rounder Sunil Narine unavailable for the start of the HBL PSL due to a finger injury. Narine, who was part of a blockbuster pre-season trade between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars, is nursing a finger injury which he aggravated during the recently-concluded BPL. […]

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World number one Osaka in shock split with coach

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

TOKYO (Agencies): World tennis number one Naomi Osaka has split from her coach Sascha Bajin just 17 days after completing back-to-back Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open. “Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha. I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future,” the […]

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England’s World Cup-winning keeper Banks dead at 81

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Agencies): Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper in England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke City said on Tuesday. Banks won 73 caps for England between 1963 and 1972 and made nearly 200 appearances for Stoke before his playing career was brought to an end in […]

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PSL-4 all set to begin as ‘Pakistan Trophy’ unveiled in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report DUBAI: The glittering trophy of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League was launched on Tuesday as all the six participating teams aimed for the glory in Pakistan Cricket’s biggest event starting on Feb 14th. The trophy was formally unveiled by chairman PCB Ehsan Mani along with owners and captains of the all […]

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PSL to kick off from Feb 14th in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The HBL Pakistan Super League is one of the most exciting, challenging and competitive cricket leagues in the world and the appearance of 77 foreign international cricket stars over the past three editions is a testament to this statement, says a press released of PBC. England leads the pack of fielding most […]

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FIFA WWC tickets to go on sale

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: As excitement continues to grow around this summer’s eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee announced Monday that individual match tickets for the competition will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, 7 March at 15:00 CET at fifa.com/fifawwc/tickets. Individual ticket prices will […]

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Fashion & Movies

Janhvi Kapoor to gain weight for her next project

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Janhvi Kapoor is one newcomer many are placing their bets on. The actress made her debut in Shashank Khaitan’s Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khatter last year. This year she has a few interesting projects in her kitty. The newbie will be seen in Karan Johar’s Takht and Dharma Productions’ Gunjan Saxena biopic. The […]

Hrithik Roshan to collaborate with Shankar for his upcoming film

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After hitting a home run with the Rajinikanth starrer 2.0, director Shankar is all set to get back in the game with Indian 2, a sequel to his hit 1996 crime thriller Indian with Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Rumours have been doing rounds for quite a while now claiming that […]

Saif Ali Khan refutes rumours of working with daughter Sara Ali Khan

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan is quite a stunner. She has impressed everyone with her bindaas attitude and natural acting. Sara Ali Khan made her debut in Kedarnath alongside Sushant Singh Rajput and then did Simmba opposite Ranveer Singh. And now reports claim that she will be […]

Manikarnika earns Rs 26 crores on day two at box office

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut is one star who isn’t afraid of taking the road less travelled. Her latest release Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi hit the theatres this Friday. After a long struggle, the actress finally managed to release the film which she has also co-directed. Manikarnika is Kangana’s first outing as a director […]

Salman Khan and Rohit Shetty likely to collaborate in upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Monitoring DeskMUMBAI: Rohit Shetty is one of the most successful directors of recent times. His films are blockbusters and are known for their action sequences. His latest directorial, Simmba, is a big hit. Post its release the director is gearing up for his next, Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar, which will be filmed between June and […]

Thackeray earns Rs 16 crores in two days

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Thackeray, the biopic on Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray hit the theatres this Friday and ever since its release the film has received rave reviews. The audience too has taken to the film quite well. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s performance is being deemed as the best of his career and that is what is […]

Science & Technology

Abu Dhabi launches first fully electric bus in Middle East

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

ABU DHABI (Khaleejtimes): Masdar has officially launched the first fully electric passenger bus in the region in partnership with the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi (DoT), Hafilat Industry LLC, and Siemens. The vehicle will serve a six-stop route between Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station and Masdar City. The Eco-Bus will be seamlessly […]

Hyundai shows off ‘walking car’ at CES

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Hyundai has shown off a small model of a car it says can activate robotic legs to walk at 3mph (5km/h) over rough terrain. Also able to climb a 5ft (1.5m) wall and jump a 5ft gap, the Hyundai Elevate could be useful for emergency rescues following natural disasters, it said. It […]

Kia Motors previews post-autonomous driving era at CES 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAS VEGAS: Kia Motors is previewing a range of new technologies developed for the post-autonomous driving era at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, to be held in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11. Building on the the brand’s ‘Beyond Autonomous Driving’ vision for connected vehicles presented at CES 2018, Kia is […]

China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2019

BEIJING (AP): A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world’s first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon. Jade Rabbit 2 drove off a ramp the previous night and onto the soft, snow-like surface after a Chinese spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the moon’s […]

Apple admits fall in demand for iPhones, cuts revenue

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple said that demand for iPhones on the market is declining and its revenue guidance for its fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on Dec. 29, 2018, was revised downward. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to investors earlier in the day that the contraction in China’s smartphone market […]

China Lands Spacecraft on Far Side of Moon

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

BEIJING: China reached a milestone in space exploration on Thursday, landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, state media announced. The landing of the probe, called Chang’e-4 after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology, is one in a coming series of missions that underscore the country’s […]

Health

Ebola death toll passes 400 in Congo

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

KINSHASA (AFP): The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed the 400 mark in the east and northeast, health authorities said Tuesday. “Since the start of the epidemic, the total number of cases is 658 — 609 confirmed and 49 probable. In total there have been […]

470,000 children to be immunized

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Abid Wazir Wednesday said that as many as 470,000 children under the age of five would be immunization against polio in the upcoming drive. Talking to media after inaugurating four-day polio vaccination campaign here, he said that 1251 teams have been constituted to achieve the target of vaccination, adding […]

Physical activity can reduce risk of premature death, says new study

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Are you sitting comfortably? Then get up and move about – even if it is just a walk about the office. That is the advice from experts who say periods of sitting must be replaced with exercise in order to ward off an early death. Previous research from the same team […]

Exposure to air pollution increases risk of miscarriage among women: study

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk UTAH: A new study has found that even short-term exposure to polluted air can have serious consequences for pregnant women. Exposure to air pollution is as dangerous for pregnant women as smoking when it comes to raising the risk of miscarriage. A new study has found that, when women are exposed to elevated […]

Sindh govt providing quality healthcare facilities free of charge to masses

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Advisor to CM Sindh on Information, Law and Anticorruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that unlike federal government which is making healthcare unaffordable by increasing prices of medicines, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led Sindh government is providing quality healthcare facilities to masses near to their abodes which is evident from establishment of […]

Japan witnesses steep fall of smokers

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

ANKARA (AA): The number of smokers in Japan has drastically decreased over the years, new findings have revealed. The Far East nation, often recognized for its citizens’ health-consciousness, witnessed figures of smokers ages 20 and older decrease by half in 2018. Japan’s smoking rate now stands at 17.9 percent, down from 36 percent when last […]

Travel

Tourists throng snow-covered hill tops in Dir after heavy snowfall

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2019

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: Local tourists on Sunday thronged the scenic snow-covered Laram Top in Adenzai after heavy snowfall on Friday and Saturday. Local and outside tourists, majority of them children and youth were seen on the top to enjoy the snowy environment in a shining sunny afternoon. Most of tourists walked on foot for about […]

Dubai airport’s November passenger traffic falls

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Dubai International Airport’s monthly passenger numbers dropped in November, leaving the world’s busiest airport for international travelers needing a record month to meet its full-year target. The number of passengers using the airport fell 0.8 percent to 6.9 million in November, said operator Dubai Airports on Sunday. For the first 11 months […]

Saudi woman ‘trapped at Bangkok airport trying to flee family’

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

BANGKOK (BBC): A young Saudi woman says she is stranded at Bangkok’s main airport after fleeing her family and having her passport seized by a Saudi official. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, says she was on a trip to Kuwait with her family when she fled on a flight two days ago. She was trying to […]

Tourists hunker down as Storm Pabuk lashes Thailand

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2019

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT (AFP): Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk struck the kingdom, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing power blackouts, heavy rains and massive sea swells. Boats were recalled to shore across the Gulf of Thailand, while three key southern airports were shut until Saturday, leaving […]

Galle Face Green Colombo

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

Galle Face Green is a stretch of 1,600 feet of blissful greenery and peace. Occupying over twelve acres of land, this urban park was originally built much bigger than it is today. It is still used for golfing, but back in the day, it was used as cricket, rugby, football, polo, and tennis grounds as […]

Vietnam’s Vietjet continues expansion of international network with new route

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk HANOI: The Phu Quoc – Seoul route will operate daily return flights with a flight time of approximately 5.5 hours per leg. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – New-age carrier Vietjet officially launched a new service connecting Phu Quoc Island and the South Korean capital of Seoul on 22 December 2018, contributing to the promotion […]

Articles

Plan for the unforeseeable

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Rob Webb Lord Balfour, a Conservative Prime Minister, observed that the longer he continued in office, the more he realized that “Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all.” In 1902, with the British Empire at its peak, such lofty indifference may have constituted a sensible, pragmatic approach to almost any disaster which […]

Strong Sanctions Still Needed to Stop Putin’s Vision of a ‘Pan Russian State’

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

SARA CORCORAN  MOSCOW: DC DISPATCH-I had a conversation with a former Republican Senior military officer yesterday about allegations that Trump was looking into withdrawing the United States from NATO. He told me that NATO was a relic from the past and that China posed a more serious threat to the United States overall. He believes […]

Indian students say sedition charges against them are a political ploy

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Manira Chaudhary In February 2016, most television channels across India ran high pitched commentary and debates directed towards some students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), a state-run institution in India’s capital New Delhi. They were accused of attempting to ‘break India’ and were called ‘anti-nationals’ on the basis of some video clips which were circulated […]

Afghan War – Perceptions and Realities

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

I.M. Kiyani In Dec 79, Soviet tanks and troops marched into Afghanistan making victory symbols. The US grabbed this rare opportunity and pumped in millions of dollars. The Afghans then called Mujahideens, were rendered whole hearted support to wage the Holy War against the invading Soviet Army. After about 10 years of blood bathing, the […]

Living as a refugee in Germany under shadow of violence

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Emran Feroz A German man was involved in a deliberate attack seeking to mow down immigrants in an attempt to kill them. Such acts of violence against immigrants are part of an increasingly hostile political atmosphere in Germany against refugees. New Year’s Eve in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia ended in bloodshed. “I saw how the car […]

Sisi’s continuous coup in Egypt

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Sam Hamad Egypt’s Abdul Fatah el Sisi is preparing the ground to demolish constitutional term limits, and he will probably get away with it. Egypt’s counter-revolution was almost perfect in that it appeared like a malicious doppelganger of the revolution itself. Tahrir’s occupation became the symbol of January 25 – of democracy and egalitarianism in […]

Editorial

Energy mix

By The Frontier Post | December 31, 2018

Ever since the abandoning the construction of big storage dams on river Indus and hydel power stations thereon, achieving the optimal energy mix has remained illusive till date. Prioritizing the most expensive thermal power generation from diesel and furnace oil by the PPP and PML-N governments resulted in higher power tariff increasing the cost of […]

Netting non-filers

By The Frontier Post | December 30, 2018

The Inland Revenue Services Department of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), as usual, avoided a determined drive to net the non-filers. After a large exercise of serving 3,121 notices to high net individuals, who are non-filers of tax returns, a weak response has been received as only 220 of them have complied with the […]

Securing national interest

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

While addressing the meeting of Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razzak Daud admitted that the free trade agreements (FTAs) with China and Malaysia and preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Indonesia had not been beneficial for the domestic industrial sector. He said these agreements shall be reviewed, […]

CPEC debt servicing

By The Frontier Post | December 28, 2018

The cautioning of the multilateral donator agencies about the Chinese debt to finance energy and infrastructure projects under the umbrella of CPEC has been vindicated. Pakistan will pay S40 billion on account of  loan repayment and profits to the Chinese investors of energy projects within 20 years against the loans obtained worth 21.40 billion. It […]

Foreign Minister’s whirlwind tour

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

The incumbent government has started a proactive diplomacy aimed at securing a political settlement of Afghan conflict. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Querishi has completed a whirlwind tour of four nations by visiting Kabul, Tehran, Beijing and Moscow with senior officials of the foreign office as a government policy of outreach in the neighborhood. Pakistan has […]

Penalising honest gas consumers

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

Stepping into the shoes of NEPRA, in a controversial move Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has allowed the state run gas utility—Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited—to recover billion of  rupees, which are outstanding against gas stealers and bills defaulters, from the honest consumers on account of gas theft during the last five years with […]

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