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Security forces thwart suicide attack in Quetta

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Security forces have foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack and killed the attacker in Kuch Mor area of Quetta on Thursday morning. Security forces took timely action after the receiving information and in the action the suicide bomber was killed. Forces told media that the suicide vest was attached to the attacker’s body.…

Cabinet Committee to decide ECL

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has set up a three-member committee on Wednesday that will decide whose name should be put on or exit from Exit Control List (ECL). The decision was taken in a federal cabinet meeting presided over by the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad. According to cabinet decision law…

Bilawal vows to foil PML-N govt attempts to sell PIA, PSM

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has vowed to foil the attempts by PML-N government to sell national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and country’s largest industrial mega-corporation complex Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) and asked government to shelve privatization of these state units forthwith. PPP Chairman was presiding over a meeting…

NAB devises comprehensive anti-corruption plan: Chairman

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD : Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (R) Javed Iqbal says NAB has devised a comprehensive National Anti-Corruption Strategy to eradicate corruption from the society. In a message, he said NAB has completed all procedures to come up to the expectations of the nation and eradicate the menace of terrorism with iron…

Pakistan has huge economic, connectivity potential: Janjua

By The Frontier Post | March 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Security Advisor Pakistan Lieutenant General (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua said Wednesday that Pakistan had great economic and connectivity potential for other countries. Addressing a program “Pakistan: A Land of Opportunities for Central Asian Republics” arranged by National Security Division and Center for Global and Strategic Studies, he spoke about prospects of…

Naqeebullah killing case: Rao Anwar arrested on CJP’s directive after surprise court appearance

By The Frontier Post | March 21, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The wanted police officer in the Naqeebullah Mehsud killing case, Rao Anwar was arrested on Wednesday from outside the Supreme Court after he appeared in the court. Rao Anwar wanted in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a young man hailing from tribal agency and three others. The police officer was accused…

Global

UN calls for fully respecting human rights in Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

NEW YORK (AA): The UN chief has called for respecting human rights in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a news conference on Wednesday at the outset of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Antonio Guterres said in response to a question on Kashmir: “I go on with a clear opinion that…

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At least 30 civilians killed in air strike near pine nut field in eastern Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

KABUL (Reuters): At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State (IS) militants, but it accidentally targeted farmers…

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Gantz rejects Netanyahu’s call for unity government

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

JERUSALEM (AA): Benny Gantz, leader of the center-left Blue and White party, on Thursday rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to form a government. In the first party meeting since Tuesday’s parliamentary elections, Gantz said he is now the leader of the largest party in Israel. “I want to establish a broad and liberal…

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Canadian PM Trudeau’s brownface picture scandal deepens as other images emerge

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

OTTAWA (Reuters): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s brownface picture scandal deepened on Thursday as other images of him emerged wearing dark make-up only hours after he had apologized for what he characterized as a racist act at a 2001 costume party. With less than five weeks to go before a national election, Time magazine published…

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Belgian fighter jet crashes in France, 2 survive

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

PARIS (AA): A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed in northwestern France on Thursday, according to French media. The pilots from the jet ejected and survived the crash, near the town of Pluvigner, but one had reportedly gotten caught on a high-voltage power line. The jet was carrying out a training mission. Security measures were taken…

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UK Supreme Court to rule next week on PM Johnson’s suspension of parliament

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Britain’s Supreme Court aims to deliver its ruling early next week on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit, the president of the court said on Thursday. If the ruling goes against Johnson, he could be compelled to recall parliament ahead…

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Pakistan

Rulers have discouraged Kashmiris: Fazlur Rehman

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Thursday said that the rulers have discouraged the innocent Kashmiris and those who have supported Indian PM Narendra Modi s election campaign cannot fight our case. Addressing a function in Muzaffarabad on Thursday, he said that resolution to scrape Article 370 was not included…

President lauds Japanese company for investing Rs5.1bn in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi said Pakistan has adopted a very liberal and investment-friendly policy, which is free from restrictions on remitting capital, profits and dividends. Alvi was talking to the President of Morinaga Milk Industry Co. Limited, Japan, Michio Miyahara, at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Thursday, Radio Pakistan reported. President Alvi appreciated…

Pakistan utilising nuclear technology for socio-economic development: FO

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan organised an exhibition on “Atoms for Sustainable Development” to showcase the work it has undertaken in peaceful use of nuclear science and technology at the ongoing 63rd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. The Foreign Office in a statement on Thursday said the country continues utilising…

NAB raids Khursheed Shah’s residence, seizes documents

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday raided the house of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) senior leader Syed Khursheed Shah in Bani Gala and seized important documents. The anti-graft watchdog the PPP leader is accused of allotting to himself an amnesty plot illegally from a cooperative society in Sukkur. On August 7,…

IHC strikes down govt’s move to remove Sukhera as tax ombudsman

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday restored Mushtaq Sukhera as the federal tax ombudsman. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah announced this verdict on a petition filed by Sukhera, former IG Punjab, who had challenged the Ministry of Law and Justice’s notification that dismissed him as the federal tax ombudsman. “This petition…

Interior minister lauds FC Balochistan’s contributions, sacrifices

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah on Thursday appreciated the contributions and sacrifices of Frontier Corps Balochistan for elimination of menace of terrorism and street crimes in the province. He expressed these views during his visit to the Headquarters of FC Balochistan in Quetta, Radio Pakistan reported. On this occasion, the Interior Minister…

Afghanistan

Ghani asked Imran Khan to help Afghanistan in the upcoming elections

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan have discussed the peace process and upcoming elections in Afghanistan during a phone conversation on Wednesday night. “Pleased to have received phone call from Prime Minister Imran Khan last night. He offered his condolences regarding the loss of lives due to terrorist attacks…

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U.S. to withdraw and withhold funds from Afghanistan, blames corruption

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the United States would withdraw about $100 million earmarked for an energy infrastructure project in Afghanistan and withhold a further $60 million in planned assistance, blaming corruption and a lack of transparency in the country. Pompeo said in a statement the United States would…

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Karzai asks US to resume peace talks

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai during a press conference on Thursday said: “Today I am calling on the US government to resume peace talks with the Taliban,” and “from the beginning, talks should be transparent and clear.” US President Donald Trump quashed the peace talks with the Taliban after the group claimed…

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Traffic accidents leave several people dead in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): At least 10 people were killed and dozens of others wounded in two separate traffic accidents in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said. A traffic accident happened in Kabul-Khost highway in Nader Shah district of Khost province early this morning, provincial police chief confirmed. Three people were killed and five others including a…

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At least 30 civilians killed in air strike near pine nut field in eastern Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

KABUL (Reuters): At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State (IS) militants, but it accidentally targeted farmers…

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US envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad to testify before lawmakers

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The US envoy who negotiated with the Taliban will testify behind closed doors to Congress on Thursday, 12 days after President Donald Trump abruptly ended talks with the Afghan militants. The House of Representatives´ Foreign Affairs Committee issued a subpoena to force Zalmay Khalilzad to appear after it complained about being kept…

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Business

Rupee bounces back against US dollar in interbank and open market

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistani Rupee bounces back against US dollar in interbank and Open market on Thursday. The Interbank dollar became cheaper by two paisa, after which the new value of the US currency closed at Rs156.23. Likewise, in the open market, the value of the dollar fell, the US dollar fell 10 paisa and…

Airbnb plans public listing in 2020

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Home rentals giant Airbnb said it plans to list on stock exchanges in 2020, making it one of the most high-profile market debuts next year. In a short statement posted on its website on Thursday, Airbnb, which is widely expected to list through a direct listing, did not give any details about how…

ExxonMobil signs deal with Pakistani company for LNG supply to transport sector

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Global energy giant ExxonMobil has signed a deal with a private company in Pakistan to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) with the government planning to gradually move out of the import business. The agreement was signed between Universal Gas Distribution Company (UGDC) – the first private company to get gas marketing licence…

Federal Reserve cuts interest rates amid fears of global slowdown

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve eased interest rates on Wednesday amid mixed signals over the direction of the economy slowdown and growing pressure from President Trump. The quarter-percentage point cut, to a range between 1.75 percent and 2 percent, marks the second cut this year — and the first series of cuts since December…

Huawei eyes computer market as US squeezes telecom trade

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that “incredible computing power” is…

Asian markets mixed ahead of key Fed meeting

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian equities were mixed Wednesday, with attention turning to the Federal Reserve’s key policy decision later in the day, while investors remain on alert for developments in the Middle East after the attack on Saudi oil facilities rocked markets. Crude prices tumbled Tuesday and were almost unchanged in Asia following news…

Sports

Sarfaraz should be relieved of Test captaincy: Afridi

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has advised the Men in Green’s skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to leave the Test reigns. While speaking to media in Karachi, swashbuckling all-rounder said that the wicketkeeper-batsman should focus on limited-overs cricket. “It is a correct decision to appoint Sarfaraz as skipper in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20…

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Boxer Waseem to work with Amir Khan to hold title fight in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Country’s top flyweight boxer Muhammad Waseem said on Thursday that he would work with British boxer of Pakistan-origin Amir Khan to hold a high magnitude title fight in Pakistan during the ongoing year. “Amir has called me to congratulate me on my recent win. He has also said that we both will work…

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National Jr Squash Championships: 1st round matches played

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): The first round of the Boys Under-17, Under-19 and Girls Under-19 of the National Junior Squash Championships kicked off here at the Mushaf Squash Complex on Thursday. I Boys U-17 Category, Asad Ullah (PAF) beat Ahmad (Pb), 11-3, 11-7, 11-2 (17 Min), Khaqan Malik (Pb) beat Ahad Shaukat (Pb) 16-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-3…

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Vintage Di Maria helps PSG overwhelm Real Madrid

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Angel Di Maria scored twice in a vintage performance to help Paris St Germain outclass Real Madrid 3-0 in their opening Champions League Group A game on Wednesday. In the absence of the formidable attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani, Di Maria provided two first-half goals as PSG suffocated Real…

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‘Hopeful Australian cricket team will travel to Pakistan in 2022’

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has said he is hopeful the cricket team will tour Pakistan in 2022 but won’t rush a decision. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Robertson said his visit was aimed at strengthening relationships with the Pakistan Cricket Board rather than assessing whether Australia’s 2022 tour would…

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PHF to send jr team to Malaysia next month

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): As part of the plan to groom future players, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) would be sending the national junior team to Malaysia for a series in October. “Our Malaysia counterpart had requested us to play a hockey series in early October,” PHF Secretary Asif Bajwa told APP. He said due to the hectic…

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Fashion & Movies

Dream Girl continue to shine at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Mr. Bankable Ayushmann Khurrana is the ultimate stamp a film now needs to do well at the box-office. Working his magic for the sixth time in a row, Ayushmann delivered an applause-worthy performance in his latest release, Dream Girl. A super hit within just five days, Dream Girl is also the actor’s…

Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan to work together in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After a zillion speculations about Sara Ali Khan or Ananya Panday or Shraddha Kapoor playing the female lead in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, a leading daily finally revealed that it’s none other than Kiara Advani who has bagged the lead role opposite Kartik Aaryan. Directed by Anees Bazmi and produced by Bhushan Kumar…

Makers of Shakuntala Devi releases first look of Vidya Balan’s impressive look

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Vidya Balan is one actress who is incredibly talented. She is much more than just a pretty face. Vidya has some remarkable performances that have defined her career in Bollywood till date and therefore every time a film starring the actress comes to the forefront, the audience becomes eager to watch it…

Junior Bachchan starts shooting for his upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Abhishek Bachchan shifted gears in his career after taking a break from movies a couple of years back. The actor now selects scripts that give him the space to prove his mettle as an actor. He has been praised for his performance in his last release Manmarziyaan and today he started shooting…

India slaps INR5,000,000 fine on Adnan Sami for buying property in Mumbai

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

MUMBAI (Web Desk): A court in India has slapped a fine worth INR5,000,000 on singer Adnan Sami for buying properties in Mumbai in 2003, Indian media reported. According to the reports, a tribunal for India’s Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) imposed the hefty fine over the purchase of eight properties in Mumbai — when he…

Irrfan Khan returns to Mumbai after completing Angrezi Medium’s shoot

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Irrfan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour last year and the actor went through a tough treatment for months in London before returning to India. It was a long battle for him and his family before he could get back to being an actor and work again. But this year, a couple of…

Science & Technology

Huawei eyes computer market as US squeezes telecom trade

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that “incredible computing power” is…

NASA confirms newly discovered comet is likely interstellar visitor

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object – designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) – was discovered on August 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that comet C/2019…

Apple takes fight against 13-billion-euro EU tax order to court

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LUXEMBOURG: Apple (AAPL.O) will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU’s crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. The iPhone maker is expected to send a six-man delegation headed by Chief…

Britain’s crime agency may use Alexa to build ‘Voiceprint’ database

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: As the increased availability of facial recognition technology has been raising concerns over its potential for being used to violate privacy and in surveillance, the rise of voice assistants adds to the need for heightened data protection. Britain’s National Crime Agency is secretly working on a database of voice recordings to facilitate…

NASA tests space concrete for future Mars habitats

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need someplace to hang their hat (or spacesuit helmet). Concrete could potentially allow…

Google agrees 945 million euro tax settlement with France

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle claims with French…

Health

First renal transplant surgery held at CMH

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: CMH Peshawar reached a mile stone when the first renal transplant surgery performed.  This marks the initiation of renal transplant program outside of Rawalpindi, in Army, for the first time. The land mark surgery was executed following grant of formal approval by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Medical Transplant Regulatory Authority (MTRA) to carry out…

Alarming increase in Leishmaniasis; 107 cases reported in 3 months

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Over hundred cases majority of them women and children of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis have been reported in the last three months in Zhob and neighboring district Sherani. According to senior pharmacist, focal person World Health Organization at District Headquarters civil hospital Zhob Dr. Abdul Qayyum, the recent cases have been reported from Nasarabad,…

Two new polio cases found in Lakki Marwat, Torgher

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: National Institute of Health Islamabad (NIH) confirms polio virus in 30 months old female child from Sarai Norang Tehsil of Lakki Marwat and 23 months old male child from Tehsil Jadba of district Torgher as the total case count mounts to 48 in the province. According to details, one wild polio virus…

Shangla: Dengue affected toll climbs to 138

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

F.P. Report       SHANGLA: The dengue mosquito continued to hunt prey across Shangla district especially Tehsil Alpuri where 12 more patients were hospitalized due dengue fever thus taking the toll of dengue affected to 138. The district government while taking notice of Dengue outbreak ordered all government departments to carry out anti-dengue drives in the area…

Cholera outbreak kills seven in Sudan

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Sudan’s Health Ministry says at least seven people have died from a cholera outbreak over the past three weeks in a southeastern province. It says dozens have been infected in the outbreak in the Blue Nile province. No cases have been reported in other provinces. Authorities say 16 of Sudan’s 18 provinces…

1,133 cases of dengue reported in KP

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department dengue report around 1133 dengue cases have so far reported across the province. The report said that in the last 24 hours around 98 cases of dengue were reported in which 55 cases were reported from Peshawar. The report further added that in Swat, Battagram…

Travel

Natural beauty of Kumrat, Jazz Banda to be preserved: Atif

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report UPPER DIR: Provincial Minister for Tourism Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Atif Khan on Wednesday said that the natural beauty of the picturesque tourist destination, Kumrat, would be preserved at any cost for which both government and the area people have to make dedicated efforts. He said this to the residents of Kumrat during his…

Events crucial for Middle East to realize tourism market value of US$133.6 billion by 2028

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Events for Tourism Growth will be adopted as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 April 2020. According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the direct contribution of travel and tourism to…

Japan’s anime tourism: A blend of cash and chaos

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk KAMAKURA: When Liu Chenyu and Ji Xiaotian arrived in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, for their honeymoon early this summer, the Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, two well-known tourist spots in the area, weren’t what they wanted to see. Their destination was a railway crossing near Kamakura High School — the setting for a…

One town in Italy will pay you $765 a month to live there

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Yep, you read that right. Molise, a region south of Rome that extends from the mountainous interior to the Adriatic Sea, is offering 700 Euros a month (roughly $765), for three years, if you move there. The area is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and therefore has preserved much of its character…

Thai tourists enjoys beauty of Swat

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: Female tourist from Thailand enjoyed the natural beauty of Swat valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while staying in camping pods opened to foreign, domestic tourists at Gabin Jabba. Suwida is the first tourist from Thailand, who stayed at the camping pods in Gabin Jabba to enjoy natural beauty of Swat district. She visited…

Scenic Eclipse a ‘Modern Queen’ Says Godmother Helen Mirren

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: If a strong sense of wanderlust and a high regard for travel agent expertise are high among favorable traits for a cruise ship godmother, few are more qualified than “A”-list English actress Dame Helen Mirren, who on Tuesday christened 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ luxury expedition ship, at…

Articles

Bluster aside, neither Iran nor US can afford a war right now

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Maysam Bizaer Donald Trump cannot drag the US into another war ahead of an election and Iran is suffering from a crumbling economy and an increasingly frustrated populace. The world was shocked this weekend as a major attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq led to a daily loss of 5.7…

Israel debates in Washington heat up

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu US President Donald Trump expects Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come out victorious and form a government. In the meantime Netanyahu added more Palestinian territories to his annexation map. Trump is on the other hand strengthening Netanyahu’s hand by fueling tensions between Iran and the US and declaring that a mutual defense…

India’s Kashmir fiasco: A humanitarian tragedy in the making

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Iqbal Khan Experts in international law agree that the UN and the global community at large does appear to have woken up to the long drawn out plight of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Pakistan has once again endorsement of the recommendations of two Kashmir reports issued by the Office of the United Nations…

Why did Trump give John Bolton the boot?

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Washington was shook by Trump’s sacking of National Security Advisor John Boltonon Tuesday. Trump’s two previous National Security Advisors were soldiers. Bolton was not a soldier, but a tougher hawk militarist and an even bigger imperialist Neocon. In fact, it’s no surprise Bolton was fired. Trump’s negotiations with the Taliban to pull U.S.…

Palestine or Shangri-La: Which way will Kashmir drift?

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Hilal Mir Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money. A massive public uprising erupted when in 2008 about 50 acres of forestland were transferred clandestinely to a panel managing the annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan Hindu cave shrine…

Underestimating Trump’s long game is a huge mistake

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Hilal Kaplan US President Donald Trump was made fun of, humiliated or despised even before he was elected. Today, however, it has become a common trend in analyses and interpretations about him. Much can be said of his active use of Twitter or his frequent viewing of Fox News and his failure to be a…

Editorial

Universities’ teachers strike

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

As per the decision of General Body meeting of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA), the teachers in all public sector universities have started token strike of two hours on daily basis. The reasons for the protest include financial crisis of the universities, gross violation of Model Universities Act in the appointment…

IMF delegation visit

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

A delegation of International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by its Regional Director Jihad Azour visited Pakistan and had meetings with the Prime Minster Imran Khan and Advisor on Finance Dr.Abdul Haffez Sheik. The Regional Director ruled any relaxation in revenue target of Rs.5.1 trillion and other tough conditions which have accelerated inflation, accentuated economic stagnation…

WSSP receivables

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

The default of water charges bills by consumers in the city of Peshawar has assumed alarming proportion. Out of the city of 10 million, 14000 users are regularly paying their bills. Majority of dwellers do not pay drinking water charges. WSSP receivables have shot up to Rs.770 million. There are large numbers of illegal water…

Turnaround plan of PIA

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

In a media talk at Taxalla, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan disclosed that it has been decided to achieve turned around Pakistan International Airline under the new business plan approved by the Prime Minister. The policy of previous governments to acquire aircrafts on lease has been discarded 14 brand new planes shall be…

Violence in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

A suicide bomb attack near election rally in Charkar, capital of Parwan Province in Afghanistan killed 24 people and injured 31 others on Monday. The blast occurred before the arrival of President Ashraf Ghani at the venue of the rally. None of the militant groups has claimed the responsibility of the attack. The presidential election…

Admission policy for medical colleges

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has amended Admission, House Job and Internship Regulation 2018. The amendment will enforce an open merit policy on national basis for admission in the Medical and Dental Colleges across the country. Private medical and dental institutions in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa have shown resentment over the new admission policy as it will…

Letters to Editor

Ignore Pakistan at your own peril

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2019

With cricket’s greatest carnival underway in England, the 10 best teams are raring to go. With the quality of cricket played by all contenders over the last few years, this edition of the Cricket World Cup is expected to produce some of the most exciting, nail-biting thrillers to-date. Pakistan enters the World Cup as the…

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…