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West Indies to tour Pakistan in March: Najam Sethi

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has signed an agreement with Cricket West Indies for a series of T20Is, each year, for the next five years, in Pakistan and in USA. Najam Sethi, chairman PCB, told media in Karachi that the scheduled tour by West Indies to Pakistan has also been rescheduled to…

Merger deal by establishment but upon Sattar request, claims Kamal

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal has said that establishment was behind “one name, one manifesto and one symbol” deal between his party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan but the deal, he claimed was struck on the request of MQM-P Chief, Dr Farooq Sattar. Addressing news conference at Karachi here on…

Supreme Court to hear Nawaz’s petition of clubbing NAB references

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has accepted the petition of the ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif for the merger of corruption references in the accountability court. In an order on Saturday, it was told that Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar will hear the petition in his chamber on November 16. Nawaz…

FBR initiates investigations against Pakistanis named in Paradise Leaks

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has on Saturday initiated investigations against Pakistanis named in Paradise Papers after making a list of all the 19 people. According to sources, details of the 19 people named in Paradise Leaks have been demanded from Regional Tax Officers (RTO) while letters have also been written to State…

Mustafa Kamal ready to strike back at Farooq Sattar Today

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Mustafa Kamal, has said that his party in order to give its response on the allegations leveled against him by MQM-P Chief Farooq Sattar will get back with loaded presser today. “Hold your breath sahib; it’s our turn now,” Kamal said in his brief message to media.…

Petitioners ask centre not to oblige Sindh govt for replacing IGP

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: The Petitioners in Constitution Petition in Sindh High Court for Police Reforms have written a letter to the Federal Secretary of Cabinet Division that the recommendation of the Sindh Government to replace the current Inspector General of Police A.D. Khawaja with Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti shall not be approved. In a letter…

Global

No Pakistani solider or citizen died in Balakot airstrike, admits Swaraj

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has finally admitted that no Pakistani soldier or citizen was killed in the Indian airstrike in Balakot, contrary to previous Indian claims of up to 300 casualties. “We had told the international community that the armed forces were instructed not to harm any Pakistani citizen or its soldier during…

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Erdogan calls for ‘unity, restraint’ following local polls

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

ISTANBU (AA): LTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for “unity” and “restraint” following the local elections in the country last month. “All 82 million of us should act as a ‘Turkey alliance,’ putting aside our political differences when it comes to the country’s survival,” Erdogan told an international business conference held by the Confederation…

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Mueller’s Russia report released as attorney general defends Trump

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump just before releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election. Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official and a Trump appointee, revealed that the report detailed 10 episodes of potential obstruction of…

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North Korea demands Pompeo’s removal from US nuclear talks

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

SEOUL (AFP): North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear programme, hours after the isolated state claimed to have tested a new kind of weapon. Describing Pompeo as “reckless” and immature, the foreign ministry said it wanted him replaced by another interlocutor, a…

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Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German tourists

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

PORUGAL (AFP): Portugal and Germany mourned on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed into a house on the tourist island of Madeira. Drone footage showed the mangled wreckage lying against a building on a hillside near the town of Canico, the vehicle’s roof partially crushed and…

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Russian president to meet North Korean leader

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month, the Kremlin said in a statement on Thursday. “At the invitation of Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the State Council of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un will visit the Russian Federation in the second half…

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Pakistan

MQM Arshad Hasan gets elected as new Karachi deputy mayor

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate Arshad Hasan won the election for deputy mayor of Karachi with 194 votes on Thursday. MQM-P candidate Arshad Hassan who was elected as the chairperson from UC-24 in District East and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Karamullah Waqasi who served as the chairperson from UC-31 fought…

Govt will offer amnesty scheme to end corruption: Law Minister

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem says the government would end corruption by offering an amnesty scheme to the people. Talking to a private news channel, he said the amnesty scheme will only be offered to those who have not held any public office. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan wants…

Iranian envoy calls on PM Imran, discusses bilateral ties

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoos here on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at his office in Islamabad. Various topics of mutual interest, bilateral ties, PM Imran Khan’s forthcoming visit to Iran and other issues were came under discussion in the meeting. It is pertinent to mention here that PM…

Bilawal congratulates nation on Asad Umar stepping down as finance minister

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday congratulated the nation on Asad Umar stepping down as the finance minister. “I want to congratulate Pakistanis. It was every Pakistanis demand that the government reviews its economic policies,” Bilawal told reporters. Bilawal was critical of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s economic…

NEPRA to increase power tariff by Rs 0.16/unit

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is likely to increase the power tariff by Rs 0.16 per KWH on account of fuel price adjustment for the month of March 2019. The Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA)’ application in this context says the reference price of electricity was set Rs4.99 per KWH…

Armed forces, Pakistanis standing firm against terrorism: Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the entire Pakistani nation and its armed forces were standing firm against the menace of terrorism. While denouncing the recent terrorist incidents in Balochistan, Qureshi on Thursday said anti-state forces were fanning subversive activities in the country to achieve their nefarious designs. “The cowardly acts will…

Afghanistan

Peace talks postponed as Taliban objects to size of Afghan delegation

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

KABUL (Reuters): A meeting between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society aimed at ending more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan has been postponed, officials and diplomats said on Thursday, citing Taliban objections to the size of the Afghan delegation. The talks were set to begin on Friday in Doha, but a…

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Villages clean up from insurgents in Ghazni

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

GHAZNI (Agencies): Over 20 villages of Ghazni province clean up from insurgents in Ghazni province. Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman for Ghazni governor said security forces with support of air forces conduced joint clearing operations in outskirt of center and districts of Ghazni province. 21 villages have been cleared from insurgents in outskirt of center and…

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Ghani to appoint Shughnani women as Senate Member

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with a number of elders and influential figures of Shughnani district of northeastern Badakhshan province heard their suggestions and instructed the local organs administration to collect their problems to be solved duly. The President heard their suggestions about insuring security, improvement of education and paying attention to…

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Death toll rises to 18 in Taliban, ISIS infighting

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan military in the East has confirmed that the death toll from infighting among Taliban and ISIS Khurasan militants in Nangarhar province has climbed to 18. The 201st Silab Corps said at least 12 Taliban and 6 ISIS Khurasan militants were killed during the infighting which erupted on Monday. The 201st…

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Emotionally-charged Ashraf Ghani invites Taliban to peace

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said there is no winner or loser in the peaceful settlement of the raging conflict in the country. Ghani was speaking to 200 Afghan politicians and civil societies representatives that would meet the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha upcoming weekend, in what is set…

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Notre-Dame fire; It’s as sad as Buddha statues in Bayman destroyed

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): A fire ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, destroying its roof, toppling the spire and threatening the remaining structure of the building. Former President Hamid Karzai in a tweet message said that its as said as destruction of Buddhas of Bamyan. “Notre-Dame, a world monument, a French sentiment, went through the pain of…

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Business

Gold plunges to 2019 low

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Gold traded near its lowest level since end-December on Thursday as indications that the global economy might not be as pain-stricken as previously feared prompted investors to take risks ahead of a slew of economic data. Spot gold eased 0.1 percent to $1,273 per ounce by 0722 GMT, having fallen to $1,270.99 earlier…

Trump administration tightens trade embargo on Cuba

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): US President Trump’s administration on Wednesday announced Washington will lift the suspension on lawsuits of Cuban entities for using properties confiscated after its 1959 revolution, further tightening a trade embargo on the country. “Today we are holding the Cuban government accountable for seizing American assets,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters at…

EU annual inflation remains stable in March

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): The annual inflation rate in the EU was 1.6% in March, the union’s statistical office said on Wednesday. Eurostat said the 28-member bloc’s annual inflation rate remained unchanged in March, compared to the previous month. In the third month of 2019, annual inflation decreased in six member states, remained stable in two, and…

More than 105,000 house sales in March

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

ANKARA (AA): A total of 105,046 residential properties were sold in Turkey last month, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said on Wednesday. Even though overall sales were down 5.3% in March, compared to the same period last year, sales to foreigners rose significantly. “Istanbul had the highest share of overall house sales in March at…

PTCL Group posts double digit growth in Q1, 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading telecom and ICT services provider, has announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 at its Board of Directors’ meeting held in Islamabad on Wednesday. PTCL Group’s revenue for the quarter has grown YoY by 11% to Rs. 33.5 billion as…

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…

Sports

Aamir dropped as Pakistan announce 15-member World Cup squad

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammad Aamir has been dropped from the World Cup squad as chief selector Inzimamul Haq announced the 15-member team in a press conference on Thursday. Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hassan Ali are expected to lead the Pakistani pace attack. All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez’s availability in the squad…

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Arthur wants to continue as head coach after World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Mickey Arthur has expressed the wish to continue as head coach of Pakistan cricket team beyond the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in England and Wales from May 30. According to local news channel reported that Arthur has communicated his wish for an extension in his contract to…

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PCB to announce 15 players squad for World Cup today

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The selection committee of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce the much-awaited Pakistan squad for World Cup 2019, on Thursday (today). According to reports, a 15-player Pakistan squad will be chosen from a list of 23 players, who underwent fitness tests and participated in training sessions at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium from April…

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Karunaratne to captain Sri Lanka at World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

COLOMBO (Agencies): Dimuth Karunaratne has been named captain of Sri Lanka’s World Cup side, meaning Lasith Malinga has been ousted as leader. Although Karunaratne has not played an ODI since the 2015 World Cup, his leadership during the upset Test series win in South Africa had tipped him as a left-field captaincy choice for the…

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Iranian female fighter cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

PARIS (Reuters): The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has cancelled plans to return home after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran, her representative said on Wednesday as Iranian authorities issued a denial. Sadaf Khadem beat a French boxer, Anne Chauvin, in the bout, which took place in western…

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Wasim criticizes PCB for falling into controversies before WC

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan’s former Test skipper, Wasim Akram criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for getting into controversies just before the upcoming World Cup, slated to start from May 30 to July 16 in England and Wales. “It’s time to get prepared for the World Cup. Teams are focusing on developing their squads for…

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Fashion & Movies

Filmmaker releases latest poster of Bharat

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bharat’s posters featuring Salman Khan are proving to be a rage on the internet. After two intriguing looks of the actor being revealed, the latest poster was dropped in by the makers to take the buzz around the film a notch higher. The last poster featured Disha Patani in it, and the…

Tara Sutaria likely to sing a song in upcoming ‘RX 100’

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Actors singing in their films seems to be the new trend in Bollywood. So far, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana have got us grooving to their vocals. And now, it seems Tara Sutaria is all set to show us her vocal skills in Sajid Nadiadwala’s RX…

Bhumi Pednekar talks about her upcoming project ‘Saand Ki Aankh’

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhumi Pednekar has surprised everyone with the first look of her next film Saand ki Aankh, where she is seen playing the role of 87-year-old sharpshooter along with Taapsee Pannu. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film is based on the lives of world’s oldest sharpshooters from India, Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar.…

Vicky Kaushal to collaborate with filmmaker Aditya Dhar once again for a period drama

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After the super success of his last release Uri: The Surgical Strike, Bollywood star Vicky Kaushal is all set to collaborate with filmmaker Aditya Dhar once again. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Vicky Kaushal will be seen playing the role of the Mahabharata character Ashwatthama (who fought against the Pandavas…

Fans appreciates Salman Khan’s new look from Bharat

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ali Abbas Zafar is set to impress the audience with yet another entertainer. Starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, the film is based on the Korean film, Ode to My Father. It is a story of a man and a country together which pans through over 50 years. Till now only a…

Malaika dismisses rumours of her marriage with Arjun

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Fact that Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor are together is something we are all aware of. Even though the two have not spoken much about their relationship or confirm it either, their friends from the industry have teased them time and again on shows and events and in a way confirmed that…

Science & Technology

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…

“How we do things in space has to change”

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLORADO SPRINGS: The Space Development Agency is only a month old and its staff has yet to be hired, but the SDA already has a bold agenda. It plans to change how the military develops and acquires space systems, the agency’s director Fred Kennedy told SpaceNews in his first media interview since taking…

Facebook Messenger likely to return to the main Facebook app

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Facebook might be putting Messenger’s chats back into its main social media app. The feature is currently in testing and was spotted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, and would mean that you could use a single app to access both the social media platform and elements of the messaging service.…

Health

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…

Parental behavior vital to helping children with anxiety cope: Psychologist

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: A psychologist said that parents who accommodate their children’s anxiety might be doing more harm than good. Instead of comforting them, parents should allow their children to cope with anxiety on their own.   To deal with childhood anxiety, parents have to learn to step back and allow their children to face…

Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has in recent…

Knowledge, practice about first aid key to response in emergency

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: While enhancing basic knowledge, practice, and techniques of First Aid, a total of 1,730 males among them 119 females have been trained under the First Aid program in newly-merged-tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so that they response efficiently in natural and made disasters. These trainings have been conducted in first quarter of…

Kratom overdose deaths rising in US: health officials

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Overdose deaths in the United States involving herbal supplements made with kratom, a mild narcotic popular in Thailand, are more common than previously reported, health officials say. A government report released this week said kratom was a cause in 91 overdose deaths in 27 US states. Officials had said previously that…

Travel

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…

Too many travelers, too few planes is US airlines’ 737 MAX summer dilemma

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

CHICAGO (Reuters): Normally US airlines compete to sell tickets and fill seats during the peak summer travel season. But operators of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX are facing a different problem: scarce planes and booming demand. The grounding of Boeing Co’s fuel-efficient, single-aisle workhorse after two fatal crashes is biting into U.S. airlines’ Northern Hemisphere…

Swat Expressway to prove as gateway for tourism promotion in Pakistan, inauguration on May 25

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Expressways play a pivotal role in economic and tourism development of a country as it provides an easy access to isolated and less visited destinations of tourism, heritage and archeological sites to generate substantial revenue for the national kitty. Like most of developing countries, tourism industry is also underperforming since long in…

The battle between tradition and tourism in eSwatini

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk eSwatini: Africa’s culture is a largely untapped resource that could give its economic development a major boost. Some nations have embraced tourism, such as Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia and Zimbabwe, but it remains a struggle for others. eSwatini – formerly Swaziland – is the last standing absolute monarchy in Africa, with…

Articles

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…

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Robert Burns WASHINGTON: It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and European analysts and current…

Grading China’s Belt and Road

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Daniel Kliman, ​Rush Doshi, Kristine Lee and Zack Cooper Since its launch in 2013, what China calls “One Belt, One Road” has emerged as the corner-stone of Beijing’s economic statecraft. Under the umbrella of the Belt and Road, Beijing seeks to promote a more connected world brought together by a web of Chinese-funded physical and…

Preventing Catastrophe in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

WAKIL KOHSAR This brief presents a summary of key historical events in Afghanistan since 1989 and outlines a possible worst-case scenario following a U.S. and allied withdrawal from the country. The United States, Afghanistan, and its allies must work together in search for greater Afghan self-reliance, security, and stability in order to avoid a catastrophic…

Editorial

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…

Quetta market attack

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2019

Amid apparently tight security environment an Improvised Explosive Device went off in vegetable market at Hazargani area in Quetta, killing 20 people and injuring 48 others. One FC soldier was killed and three wounded in the bomb blast. The area has witnessed similar attacks over the past eight years, targeting members of Hazara Shia Community.…

Donor agencies’ forecast

By The Frontier Post | April 12, 2019

The World Bank forecast tells that economic growth rate of Pakistan will remain sluggish at 2.9 percent whereas the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected it to be lower at 2.5 percent till 2024 if further structural reforms are not carried out. Although UN Economic and Social Council report predicts economic growth rate to be…

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…