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Apex court removes Ishaq Dar as UHS chairman

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to remove former finance minister Ishaq Dar as chairman of the board of governors of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, who is a also a absconder in a corruption case. The apex court issued order on Wednesday while hearing a suo motu case pertaining […]

FIA reveals 2,700 properties owned by overseas Pakistanis

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has revealed that 2,700 properties owned by overseas Pakistanis which had traced by the agency. DG FIA Bashir Memon said this while appearing before court on Wednesday. The revelation was made during the hearing of a suo motu notice by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar […]

Ashura procession: Phone services partially suspended in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: In order to keep maintain the security the mobile phone services will remain partially suspended during the Muharram procession in Karachi on Wednesday. According to details, the main Ashura procession in Karachi will start from Nishtar Park. The Sindh home secretary told on Tuesday that mobile phone services will remain partially suspended […]

Pakistan to face India in Asia Cup today

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report DUBAI: Pakistan cricket team is all set to face arch-rivals India in the much awaited Asia Cup match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium today. Both the teams will face each other since Pakistan crushed India by 180 runs in the final of the Champions Trophy at The Oval in last year and […]

NAB Chief terms corruption as really poison

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal Tuesday described bribery and corruption as really poison, saying “We must put it down with an iron hand.” Father of nation Quaid-e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had also termed bribery and corruption as “one of the biggest curses.” Chairing a meeting here, he […]

PM in Madina Munawwara on 1st visit to Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

F.P. Report MADINA MUNAWWARA/RIYADH: Prime Minister arrived in Madina Munawwara Tuesday evening on his first official visit to Saudi Arabia for talks with the Kingdom’s leadership on bilateral cooperation. Governor Madina-tul-Munawwara Prince Faisal Bin Salman received the Prime Minister on the airport. The Prime Minister will pay his respects at Roza-e-Rasool and perform Umra. Meanwhile, […]

Global

US judge will not force Georgia to use paper ballots despite concerns

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP): A federal judge will not force Georgia to use paper ballots for the November election, citing the potential for last-minute confusion, but expressed concern that the state’s electronic machines could be vulnerable to hacking. US District Judge Amy Totenberg said in a ruling late on Monday that while it is important for […]

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Trump accuses China of trying to ‘impact’ US election with trade war

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP): President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence upcoming US elections by taking aim at his political support base in the countries’ escalating trade war. “China has openly stated that they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of […]

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Collision between bus, fuel tanker kills 19 in Iran

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

TEHRAN (AFP): At least 19 people were killed when a bus and a fuel tanker collided in central Iran, state television reported on Tuesday. The collision, which occurred around 11:15 pm (18:45 GMT) on Monday, triggered a fireball that engulfed both the truck and the bus on the motorway between Kashan and Natanz, more than […]

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Myanmar army should be removed from politics: UN probe

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

MYANMAR (AFP): Myanmar’s powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday in the final version of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh. […]

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Iran says US pullout from nuclear deal threatens peace

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

VIENNA (Reuters): The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and major powers is “doomed” to seriously affect peace and security in the Middle East, Iran’s atomic chief said on Monday. President Trump announced in May that Washington was pulling out of the deal, which lifted international sanctions against Tehran in exchange for […]

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Russia says MH17 missile was in Ukrainian hands

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia is pointing to alleged Ukrainian involvement in the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines flight in July 2014. This May a team of international investigators had implicated Russia in the crash of MH17, which was shot down while flying over eastern Ukraine, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew members on […]

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Pakistan

Dir people reject hike in gas prices

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2018

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: Political workers of various parties here on Wednesday rejected the recent increase in the price of gas and imposition of taxes in utility bills of consumers of Malakand division. In their written statement issued the media the ANP activist Buzarg Ahmad Jan, JI Syed Musharaf Shah Jan, PPP Aman Khan and others […]

DPO suspends 2 policemen over poor performance

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2018

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: District Police Officer (DPO) Asif Gohar suspended from service two police officials on poor performance and directed them to report to police lines at district headquarters complex Tajazai. During a surprise visit to police stations in Naurang and Dadiwala areas, the district police chief expressed anguish over poor cleanliness condition […]

State minister orders audit of all delayed communication projects

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Communication Murad Saeed vowed to launch the E-Tendering and billing system across the country to ensure transparency and accountability within the ministry. Upon assuming the charge as state minister after his portfolio was changed yesterday, Saeed stated that they have embarked on a voyage of reforms and development […]

NAB to challenge IHC’s Avenfield decision in Supreme Court

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau will file an appeal in the Supreme against the Islamabad High Court’s decision to suspend the sentences of the Sharifs in the Avenfield corruption reference. A NAB meeting chaired by chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday was briefed on the IHC decision. During the meeting, it was […]

Police reports regarding missing persons unsatisfactory: SHC

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday declared that police reports regarding missing persons were ‘unsatisfactory.’ As the high court resumed hearing petitions pertaining to over 60 missing persons went under way, the high court ordered law enforcement authorities to take practical measures to recover missing persons. Expressing the court’s displeasure at […]

Ashiana Housing Scam: AC allows 2-day transit remand of Fawad Hassan Fawad

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court on Wednesday handed over ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on two days transit remand in Rs 14b Ashiana Housing Scam. Fawad Hassan was produced before the court. While allowing request of NAB, the court granted two days transit remand […]

Afghanistan

Regional elements attempting to cut state’s relations with world: Ghani

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says certain regional elements are attempting to cut the relations of Afghanistan with the world. Speaking during a gathering to mark the Week of Martyrs, President Ghani said the situation is better to achieve peace more than any other time and that the nature of war has changed. […]

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US project for Afghan women slammed as a flop

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: USAID’s much-touted initiative for Afghan women’s empowerment was slammed on Thursday by a watchdog as a flop and a waste of taxpayers’ dollars. The programme, which was described as the world’s biggest project for female empowerment, aimed to help 75,000 Afghan women get jobs, promotions and internships. However, Special Inspector General for […]

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Profiteers behind Afghan currency’s fall: Da Afghanistan Bank

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) on Wednesday announced offering $32 million to the market for keeping the Afghan currency stable, blaming the fall of the afghani currency on profiteers. The Afghan currency significantly lost its value against the US dollar between Wednesday morning and afternoon. One US dollar was accounted for 76.50 afghanis […]

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Ata Mohammad Noor predicts victory in next presidential election

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan (JIA) executive chief and former governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Thursday said they would reach the power corridors through elections 10 months later. He said they would stop the election process if it were not transparent. Meanwhile, Noor’s successor Ishaq Guzar asked the people of Balkh province to participate in […]

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HPC team in Nepal to learn from Moist truce

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A High Peace Council (HPC) delegation has been in Nepal to meet with government and political leaders and learn from their experience in conflict resolution, an official said Thursday. HPC spokesman Syed Ehsan Taheri, who is accompanying the delegation, told Pajhwok Afghan News over the phone from Nepal that they arrived in […]

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Rabbani varsity honours master’s degree graduates

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Shaheed Rabbani Education University (SREU) hosted a graduation ceremony to recognise a cohort of 24 students, including four women, receiving a Master of Education degree, the USAID said on Thursday. In January 2008, SREU established the master’s programme with \assistance from USAID-funded University Support and Workforce Development Programme (USWDP) and technical […]

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Business

Saudi Arabia to auction detained tycoon’s real estate assets – sources

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

RIYADH (Reuters): Saudi Arabia will auction real estate owned by indebted billionaire Maan al-Sanea and his company starting next month to help repay billions of riyals due to creditors, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Sanea, ranked by Forbes in 2007 as one of the world’s 100 richest people, was detained last year for […]

BMW drives to cut battery costs, share costs

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): German luxury vehicle maker BMW AG (BMWG.DE) plans more deals with mining companies to secure electric vehicle battery materials, and is open to forming alliances to share the costs of developing autonomous-vehicle systems, the automaker’s research and development chief told Reuters. BMW management board member Klaus Froehlich said automakers and large suppliers […]

China adds 375 million jobs in past 40 years

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China added around 375 million jobs from the start of the reform and opening-up in 1978 to 2017, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The number of rural and urban jobs in the country totaled 776 million at the end of last year, up 93 percent from 1978, an NBS […]

Credit Suisse CEO targets annual profit of 5-6 billion Swiss francs

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

ZURICH (Reuters): Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) is aiming for an annual profit of 5 to 6 billion Swiss francs for the next two years as the bank puts its problems behind it, Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam told Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag in an interview to be published on Sunday. “For the future our goal is […]

Samsung heir in S Korea’s delegation to North: Seoul

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: The heir to the Samsung empire and the leaders of several other South Korean conglomerates will go to Pyongyang this week for an inter-Korean summit, Seoul announced Sunday. Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong and the heads of the SK and LG groups will all be part of President Moon Jae-in’s delegation as he heads […]

FPCCI rebuffs govt statement on CPEC blaming China

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Sunday said China is a close ally and a trusted friend which should not be offended. The FPCCI said that any reservations over China Pakistan Economic Corridor can be sorted out through negotiations as public statements by top government officials blaming […]

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Sports

Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka in Asia Cup

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Mushfiqur Rahim hit 144 as Bangladesh thrashed Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup in Dubai. Lasith Malinga struck twice in the first over to leave the Tigers 1-2, but Mushfiqur’s sixth ODI century took them to 261 all out from 49.3 overs. Sri Lanka were 124 […]

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Last eight matches of PSL 2019 to take place in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will begin on February 14, 2019 in UAE with the final eight matches of the tournament to take place in Pakistan. The final will take place at the National Stadium in Karachi on March 17. The […]

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Islamabad team wins Serena Hotels Rugby Cup

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Serena Hotels sponsored the Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation Save Tomorrow III Rugby Matches at the Pakistan Sports Board (Sports Complex) facilities on the occasion of International Overdose Awareness Day. Aimed at raising drug awareness and the losses because of overdose, Save Tomorrow III encourages the youth to engage in sports. In […]

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Moeen Ali says he was called ‘Osama’ by Australia player

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said he was called “Osama” by an Australia player during the 2015 Ashes series. Ali´s allegation was made in his autobiography, an extract of which was published in Saturday´s edition of The Times newspaper. Cricket Australia has announced it is launching an investigation, saying the comment was “unacceptable”. […]

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Liverpool sweep aside Spurs for fifth straight win

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Liverpool extended their perfect start to the season as goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino ensured the Premier League leaders punished woeful Tottenham with a 2-1 win on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side avenged last season’s 4-1 thrashing at Tottenham with a large helping hand from their error-prone hosts. Wijnaldum opened the scoring […]

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Sarfraz sees Asia Cup as testing ground for Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed says Asia Cup will prove to be a testing ground for the national team as six Asian teams battle for supremacy in the United Arab Emirates. “Half the teams who will feature in the World Cup are participating in the Asia Cup so it is a great […]

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Fashion & Movies

Aditya Pancholi acquitted by Court in assault case

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Actor and Sooraj Pancholi’s father Aditya Pancholi was acquitted in an assault case in 2015. Pancholi was charged for allegedly assaulting a bouncer at a nightclub in Mumbai in 2015. Finally, after several court proceedings and not enough evidence to prove the assault, the charges against Aditya Pancholi have been dropped. The […]

Deepika Padukone to be part of ‘xXx 4’

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Deepika Padukone made her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage back in 2017. The actress now again is set to return to the franchise for its fourth installment, which will be helmed by DJ Caruso. The director confirmed about the same on Monday in his official tweet. […]

Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit to be seen together in ‘Kalank’ after 21 years

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The so-called biopic on Sanjay Dutt, ‘Sanju’, starring Ranbir Kapoor, was termed dishonest, as it conveniently ignored several important, some controversial chapters, of his life. While fans and critics were let down by the snub given to the Sanju’s acting career, first wife Richa Sharma and daughter Trishala in the Rajkumar Hirani […]

Jackie Shroff to play Salman’s father in much awaited ‘Bharat’

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat manages to make headlines almost every day with some new interesting updates. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is a period drama based on the Korean film, Ode To My Father. Bharat will be showcasing the beautiful bond shared by a father and son, which […]

King Khan gives all the credit of his stardom to Salim Khan

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Two of the biggest stars of Hindi cinema, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have had their share of ups and downs in their friendship of many years. But, both these stars have never had a bad thing to say about each other ever, no matter how many times people around them […]

Malaika Arora to be seen in item song of upcoming film ‘Pataakha’

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: All set to shake a leg in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha in a song called Hello Hello, Malaika Arora will be seen returning to the big screen after a long gap of three years. Starring Dangal girl Sanya Malhotra in the lead, Pataakha is a story of two warring sisters from a small […]

Science & Technology

LG cuts investment plans as losses mount

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

SEOUL (Agencies): South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd, a key Apple supplier, slashed its investment plans by $2.7 billion to 2020 citing concern for the global smartphone market, as it posted a second consecutive quarterly loss on sagging panel prices. The cut underscores the bleak outlook for electronics makers and comes a week after another […]

Facebook probes firm for sharing user data

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

BOSTON: Facebook has suspended a US-based analytics firm while it investigates concerns about the collection and sharing of user data. Crimson Hexagon, based in Boston, describes itself as offering “consumer insights” and has contracts with government agencies around the world. Facebook said it was looking into whether some of these deals were in violation of […]

Technology firms agree on ‘data portability’ plan

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

WASHINGTON: Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter unveiled plans Friday to make it easier for users to take their personal data and leave one online service for another. The “Data Transfer Project” revealed by the companies responds to concerns about the growing influence of internet platforms and internet user concerns about control of their personal information […]

Fans shows interest to buy Porsche’s first electric car

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: German carmaker hopes US$75,000 car, which begins production in 2019 and can travel more than 300 miles on one charge, will rival Tesla’s Model S Porsche fans are already signing up to order the carmaker’s first fully electric vehicle, the Taycan, Autocar reports. The British weekly car magazine said the German company, […]

Samsung to launch Foldable Samsung Galaxy X next year

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: We all are super excited to see the Samsung’s first foldable phone ever. We have already heard a lot of rumors about the Foldable Samsung Galaxy X. Even though some of the leaks have unveiled the most astonishing features of this upcoming phone. Recently, a new report from “The Wall Street Journal” showed up. […]

Social media, blogging help shape political opinion

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The social media expedites political campaigns of contesting candidates with easy access and least expenses to approach and convince their potential voters. The social media not only helps political parties to disseminate their manifesto messages on social issues besides creating political awareness abound them on economical and political progress of the country […]

Health

Heat Stroke Centers set up in Rawalpindi

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

F.P. Report Rawalpindi: The District Health Department has established 112 Emergency Heat Stroke Centers across Rawalpindi District to shield voters against heatstroke on the Polling day. According to details, 98 Emergency Heat Stroke Centers have been set up at Basic Health Units, 8 at Role Health Centers and 6 Heat Stroke Centers have been established […]

Monsoon bring with it fungal infections, other skin problems

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: One of the side-effects of monsoon, besides waterlogging, is the health hazard the rain brings with it, fungal, allergies and parasitic infections. Patients, mostly children between the age group of 4-10, suffering from allergies and fungal infection, account for around 20% skin and dermatological ailment at the hospitals. Taking adequate precautions is […]

Multi-drug resistant typhoid cases rising in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Eminent pediatrician, Prof Dr Jamal Raza has revealed that the multi-drug resistant typhoid (MDRT) cases are on the rise in Karachi as well as in Hyderabad city as thousands of children have been infected from the disease in Karachi so far. Prof Jamal Raza, who is also President of Pakistan Pediatric Association, […]

Eating dinner late could increase cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk BARCELONA: According to a study that was conducted at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain, eating your final meal of the day too late can increase the risk of developing cancer. The relationship between food and cancer has been investigated a great deal. For instance, regularly eating fresh vegetables has been […]

Health department issues Congo alert

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Health Department of Sindh has issued a Congo alert in Karachi, before Eid-ul-Adha. Provincial health department has decided to set up medical camps in all minor and major cattle markets of Karachi, including Super Highway Cattle Market. According to Dr. Tahir Aziz, director of health, Karachi, all the district health officers and […]

Keeping blood pressure in control could minimize the risk of Dementia

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Every day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp. The pill is his blood pressure medication. And Koroshetz, who directs the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, says controlling high blood pressure helps him reduce his risk of […]

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Travel

Brisbane airport now accepts Bitcoin payment for World travelers

By The Frontier Post | June 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Bitcoin can now be used to purchase items at this Airport. The initial announcement came out in January when the Brisbane airport authorities announced plans to initiate the procedure of using cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange at all outlets within the airport premises. The airport’s administration has quoted “the reduction of customer […]

Etihad Airways will start service to Barcelona from November this year

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk BARCELONA: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced it will start service to Barcelona beginning this November, becoming the airline’s second destination in Spain following service to Madrid. Etihad will begin operating the route five times a week with its Airbus A330 aircraft before moving to daily service in March of 2019. The new […]

England fans could face ‘anti British sentiments’ in Russia

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: England fans heading to Russia for the World Cup have been warned to be alert to “anti-British sentiment” and advised that Russians can be more “emotional” than anticipated. In an advice booklet issued by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF), fans travelling east have been told to “trust their instincts” to avoid being a victim of crime, but follow […]

Nearly 8m foreigners visit Turkey in Jan-April

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Nearly 7.8 million foreigners visited Turkey in the first four months of 2018, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced on Thursday. The ministry said that the figure rose by 32.55 percent on a yearly basis, up from 5.87 million in January-April last year. Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city by population and one of […]

Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest flight in October

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: The world of aviation is awash with one-upmanship and superlatives – biggest, fastest, most spacious, and anything else that can be crammed into a headline. So it should be no surprise that, this week, the question as to what is the world’s longest flight has pinged on the radar for the third […]

Manchester Airport reveals plans for celebration of 80th anniversary

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk MANCHESTER: Manchester Airport has announced a wide-ranging programme of activity to celebrate its 80th birthday with passengers, communities and colleagues past and present. The airport’s “oak” anniversary celebrations will emphasise its regional roots and global branches, telling the story of its evolution from a single wooden hut in 1938 to the UK’s third […]

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Articles

Deafening silence around Australia-US refugee deal

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Ann Deslandes Towards the end of the Obama administration, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck what he hoped was a momentous, one-off deal: to have refugees currently detained in offshore detention centres vetted for settlement in the United States. Under the deal, Australia would resettle refugees being held by the US in Costa Rica in […]

Iran’s risky future in imperiled Syria

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Pervez Bilgrami For obvious geopolitical reasons, the Baathist regime of the Assad clan in Syria has been Tehran’s only consistent ally in the region since its 1979 revolution. Iran’s unwavering support of the Assad regime since the dawn of Arab spring protests in early 2011 has proved that; it has not only provided weapons, military […]

Recent South Sudan peace agreement and its regional stakeholders

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2018

Abdinor Hassan Dahir On June 27, three days before the African Union Summit, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace agreement in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir mediated the deal which was intended to end the five-year civil war in Africa’s youngest nation. The areas agreed […]

US anti-narcotics campaign in Afghanistan a big disaster

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi The protracted war in Afghanistan has many convoluted dimensions and needless to say the foreign invaders have failed in almost every way. Their engagement in the war-ravaged country has only wreaked havoc, brought misery to the people and emboldened insurgent groups to carry out deadly strikes across the country. More than 17 […]

Time to fight and time to unite!

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

Iqbal Khan Prospective Prime Minister’s Victory speech was reassuring and refreshing. Hopefully, he won’t get bogged down in cosmetics and would go ahead with substantive reforms. Likewise, the tone of All Parties Conference indicated that the losers elements are more likely to settle down with fate accompli after making face saving noises. With elections 2018, […]

Trump’s funding cuts to Palestinian refugees put lives at risk

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

Zaha Hassan A bipartisan group of seven former US ambassadors to the United Nations this month sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking that the Trump administration restore its funding to UNRWA, the UN agency that provides humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees. While the world waits to learn the details of White […]

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Editorial

Is it professional incompetence?

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

The lack of political will to establish an integrated and professionally capable institutional frame work has created bottlenecks in the inevitable documentation to show Pakistan’s resolve of effectively curbing Money laundering and terrorism financing. The expected outcome is that the National Counter Terrorism Authority has shied away from taking the responsibility of preparing the crucial […]

Ballooning circular debt

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

The issue of chronic circular debt is a major challenge of power sector which is halfheartedly addressed with raising power tariffs and shifting the financial burden to honest consumers who regularly pay their monthly electricity bills at inflated rates. The previous PML-N government paid a circular debt of Rs. 485 billion which was accumulated during […]

Currency stability

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2018

Rupee is gaining value against the US dollar. It seems that its rate of exchange will stabalise at Rs. 124 for a dollar. With continuing uptrend in its value and positive outlook of the open market saw fresh inflow of US dollars, which further widened the spread between the buying and selling rate of greenback […]

US red alert to IMF

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2018

US secretary of State Mike Pompeo has issued a red alert to the International Monetary Fund against fresh bail out Package to Pakistan which it badly needs to pay off its external liabilities on account of swollen current account deficit and ballooning foreign debt. He warned on Monday that IMF loans can not be used […]

US Taliban talks

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

The Taliban officials told several US media outlets that they have held face to face meetings with American diplomats in the capital of Qatar, Doha last week. The Top US diplomat of State Department for South Asia Alice Wells led the US team in these talks. The meeting reflects “a reversal of US long time […]

CJP soul searching speech

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

Addressing a function at Judicial Academy in Lahore, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar dwelt at length on the most important national issues including water scarcity, ballooning public debt and lack of dispensation of easy and inexpensive justice. He said the acute water shortages faced by the country is because of international conspiracy […]

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