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SSP Rao booked under terrorism charges in Mehsud murder case

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2018

Naimat Khan KARACHI: SSP Rao Anwar and other members of his ‘killer team’’ were booked under kidnapping, murder and terrorism charges here on Tuesday. According to FIR, which has been lodged by Muhammad Khan, father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, in Sachal police station under 365/302/109/344/34 charges of the Pakistan Penal Code and Anti Terrorism Act (ATA),…

NA not to be dissolved prematurely under any pressure, says PM

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has stated that there is no question of dissolving the National Assembly prematurely under any pressure and general elections would be held in July this year. He was talking to a delegation of media persons in Islamabad Tuesday. “People have given mandate to PML (N) and the…

Strong Pak-US partnership essential for regional peace: Aizaz Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2018

F.P. Report WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to US, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Tuesday said that a strong and durable partnership between Pakistan and the United States is essential for peace and stability in the region. He said this while addressing a gathering of South Asian experts, academics, opinion makers, US government officials and media representatives in…

Police arrest main accused in Zainab murder case

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Police claimed to have arrested the main accused in Zainab rape/murder case of Kasur on Tuesday. The private news channel reported that the arrested accused has been identified as Imran and is reportedly a relative of the seven-year-old girl. The report added that the arrested accused lived near the house of the…

SC summons Rao Anwar, Sindh govt officials in Naqeebullah killing case

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Suspended SSP Rao Anwar and Senior officials of Sindh government was summoned by Supreme Court on Tuesday in the Nqeebullah Killing case. Earlier on Tuesday (today), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) foiled the SSP Anwar attempted to leave the country from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport. SSP Anwar is facing an inquiry…

Apex court cannot be pressurized: CJP

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar has said that he will not allow anyone to use the court for political benefits and adding that Supreme Court cannot be pressurized with the speeches or any other tactics. This he said while hearing a case on Tuesday challenging the recently passed Election Act…

Global

US removes Turkey from F-35 programme after Russian missile deal

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system last week. The first parts of the S-400 air defence system were flown to the Murted military airbase…

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At least 12 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan police headquarter

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

KANDAHAR (AP): At least 12 people were killed and scores others wounded on Thursday when the Taliban attacked a police headquarters in the southern city of Kandahar, officials and the militants said. The assault comes amid a series of peace talks between Washington and the Taliban that both sides say are making progress, but which…

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U.S. imposes sanctions on four Iraqis over human rights and corruption

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States imposed sanctions on two Iraqi militia leaders and two former Iraqi provincial governors it accused of human rights abuses and corruption, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday. The sanctions target militia leaders Rayan al-Kildani and Waad Qado, and former governors Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan and Ahmed al-Jubouri, the Treasury said…

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33 dead in Japan studio fire, rescue ops continue

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

TOKYO (Reuters): As many as 33 people were killed and 36 injured due to an arson attack on an animation studio in Japan on Thursday, local media reported. A man set fire to the three-story building of the Kyoto Animation studio in a suspected arson attack, Kyodo news reported. Citing local police, the report said…

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Indonesia slams Israel, calls for boycott

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): Indonesia strongly condemned Israeli violations in Jerusalem and called for a boycott on Israeli goods, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Addressing an extraordinary ministerial meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir said Israel’s actions undermined the…

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Brexit: MPs vote to stop parliament suspension

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

LONDON (AA): U.K. lawmakers on Thursday passed an amendment that will prevent the future prime minister from suspending parliament and forcing through a no-deal Brexit. The cross-party amendment, submitted by Labour and Conservative MPs Hillary Benn and Alistair Burt, was voted through the House of Commons by 315 votes to 274, a majority of 41.…

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Pakistan

PM Imran to use private airline for US visit in austerity bid: Naeemul Haque

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In a bid to cut expenses, Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to travel the United States by private airline instead of using special aircraft. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs, Naeemul Haque took to twitter saying, “PM Imran Khan will fly to Washington by private airline.” Earlier on…

Video scandal: FIA raids house of Nasir Butt

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday raided at the house of Nasir Butt, who is the central character of the Judge video scandal. As per details, FIA raided at Nasir Butt’ s house located in Dhok Ratta area of Rawalpindi. Sources said Butt has fled to London after the footage of Judge…

Merit should be maintained for nomination of Civil Awards: President

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi says merit and transparency should be maintained at all levels of the nomination process of Pakistan Civil Awards. He was speaking during a presentation on Pakistan Civil Awards by Secretary Cabinet in Islamabad on Thursday. The Secretary Cabinet briefed the President on order of civil awards, eligibility of…

Govt committed to upgrade railways infrastructure: Khusro, Rasheed

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Government is committed to upgrade the railways infrastructure to improve its efficiency, freight services and provide quality traveling facilities to commuters. This was discussed during a meeting between Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makahdum Khusro Bakhtyar and Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed in Islamabad on Thursday. They said work…

Accountability has begun: Interior Minister Ijaz Shah

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Interior Minister Ijaz Shah said on Thursday, following the strong condemnation from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over the arrest of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, that the process of accountability has been started and everyone would suffer for his/her deeds. “The NAB is an independent and the government has no links with…

Govt to provide all possible facilities to Japanese investors: Hammad Azhar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Muhammad Hammad Azhar on Thursday said that the government would provide all possible facilities to Japanese investors. Talking to Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda, who called on him in Islamabad, Azhar highlighted that investing in human capital, protecting poor and the vulnerable, completing institutional and governance reforms were…

Afghanistan

At least 12 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan police headquarter

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

KANDAHAR (AP): At least 12 people were killed and scores others wounded on Thursday when the Taliban attacked a police headquarters in the southern city of Kandahar, officials and the militants said. The assault comes amid a series of peace talks between Washington and the Taliban that both sides say are making progress, but which…

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Ghazni radio station shuts down

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI: A radio station in the central province of Ghazni was shut down after repeated threats from a suspected Taliban commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials from the radio station said. The private radio station, Samaa, has been broadcasting political, religious, social and entertainment programs in Ghazni since 2013. It…

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‘Counter terrorism efforts must continue’

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Pentagon in a new report is warning that a “robust” counter terrorism capability must remain in Afghanistan against groups including al-Qaida, even if a peace deal with the Taliban is secured. The Afghan government, the US and coalition partners will continue to face risks from al-Qaida, the Daesh of Iraq and…

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US envoy calls on presidential candidates to respect law

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US Ambassador to Afghanistan, John Bass, on Wednesday said the United States expects that all candidates refrain from using government resources during election. “We expect all the candidates, whether they are currently in government positions or not, to refrain from trying to use government resources, whether that’s money, whether that’s the…

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Afghan air force needs more pilots, as well as more planes

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL (Reuters): The Afghan air force is limited not only by its size. Despite numbering only 130 aircraft, there are not enough pilots and crews to fly them all. The shortage is hampering Afghan security forces’ ability to fight Taliban militants, who are once again gaining territory in the north and south of…

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Young afghan General tries to reform police with American way of war

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: His police chief in Nangarhar Province needed more heavy weapons. His police chief in Paktia Province needed more radios. And Brig. Gen. Khoshal Sadat needed the two men to stop reading directly from their PowerPoint slides as they rattled off the security situation in their districts during their video conference. General Sadat,…

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Business

Swatch profits hit after crackdown on grey market

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Swatch has reported falling sales and profits following a crackdown on unofficial sales of its watches, and political trouble in one of its most important markets, Hong Kong. The owner of the Omega and Longines brands said net income fell 11% to 415m Swiss francs (£340m; $420m) in the first half. Sales…

Amazon Marketplace to be investigated by the EU

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: EU anti-trust regulators have opened an investigation into Amazon after allegations that it misuses “sensitive data” from independent retailers who sell on the online giant’s website. Anti-trust commissioner MargretheVestager said she would take “a very close look” at its business practices. The European Commission said it would examine Amazon’s standard contracts with…

BoA profit beats as healthy economy fuels loan growth

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Bank of America Corp beat estimates for quarterly profit on Wednesday, as the loan book of the country’s second-largest lender benefited from a healthy economy. Consumer banking has held up for the big Wall Street banks that have reported second-quarter results this week, cushioning a blow from weakness in trading and…

Passenger car market narrows 3.1% in H1

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The EU passenger car market narrowed 3.1% year-on-year in the first half of this year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reported Wednesday. The association said new passenger car registrations across the 28-member bloc totaled 8.2 million in the January-June period. “With the exception of Germany (up 0.5%), each of the big…

Interest rate hike to bring a new wave of inflation

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, MianZahidHussain on Wednesday said the country is in grip of uncertainty and fears after the annual budget which is taking a toll on the weak economy. The political situation is not calm, stock market and industries are worried and…

PC wins Environmental Excellence Award

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Cables won the 16th Environmental Excellence Award at the annual award ceremony organized by the National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH) in Karachi. The 16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards recognize initiatives taken by organizations for the conserving the environment and health. Mr. HasanIrfaan, Director Operations Supply Chain received the award…

Sports

Never wants to be involved in super over again: Ben Stokes

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he “never wants to be involved in a super over again” after the nail-biting World Cup final win over New Zealand. Sunday’s match went to a super over after both sides scored 241 from 50 overs – with England ultimately winning because they scored more boundaries. “I…

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Venus to play San Jose for second straight year

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN JOSE, Calif: Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event. She will play her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in the night session July 30 after reaching the 2018 quarterfinals. The seven-time Grand Slam champion is in the…

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North and South Korea to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar became clearer Wednesday. The Korean neighbors will play each other north of the border on Oct. 15 and in the south on June 4 in the five-nation Group…

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Chief selector Inzamam announces his resignation

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced his resignation from the chairmanship of Selection Committee of Pakistan Cricket board (PCB), on Wednesday. While talking to media at Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters, Inzamam said he is satisfied with his performance as the chief selector and offered his services for any other responsibility if asked by…

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Bouchard squanders match point in Lausanne defeat

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Lausanne (Agencies): Eighth seed Eugenie Bouchard suffered a shock first-round defeat of the Ladies Open Lausanne, letting a match point slip in a three-set defeat to Tamara Korpatsch. Former Wimbledon finalist Bouchard appeared poised to claim a hard-fought win at 5-4 in the decider but was unable to convert her opportunity to wrap up the…

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Bangladesh rest Shakib, retain Mashrafe for Sri Lanka ODIs

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

DHAKA (Agencies): Bangladesh are resting all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan but have retained skipper Mashrafe Mortaza for the three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka later this month, officials said Tuesday. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and top-order batsman Anamul Haque were also recalled to replace Shakib and batsman Liton Das, who has been rested for personal…

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Fashion & Movies

Makers announce postponement of Prabhas-Shraddha starrer Saaho

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: One of the most anticipated films, Prabhas and ShraddhaKapoor’sSaaho, is being talked about ever since it was announced. While the trailer and songs of the film have already received a lot of love from the audience, leaving them more excited for the film, fans might have to wait a little longer for…

Pooja Batra, Nawab Shah tie the knot

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Pooja, who is known for her roles in the nineties hits such as HaseenaMaanJaayegi, Nayak and Virasat, took to her Instagram stories, where she shared a photograph of her wedding with Nawab. The former Miss India International also shared a photograph and captioned it, “With friends like Family at the… Thank…

Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 remains steady at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur’s latest release Super 30 had a good first weekend at the box-office. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film revolves around the life of mathematician Anand Kumar. He is known to have taught several underprivileged students to crack the toughest entrance examination of the country. Hrithik immersed himself…

Tarun Arora to play a villain in Akshay Kumar’s Laxmi bomb

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar’s look from Laxmmi Bomb has gotten everyone excited and eager to watch the film. He’s seen in a unique get up on the poster of the film. Also, KiaraAdvani will be seen opposite the actor for the first time in a film. The latest news talks about the actor who…

BTS: Why Saudi Arabia wants high profile pop stars

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia isn’t traditionally a major stopoff on a global music tour, but big-name artists are increasingly going there. Mariah Carey set the fame bar high back in January. Since then Nicki Minaj said yes to a performance in Jeddah – but then changed her mind to support the rights of women…

Akshay Kumar to do a cameo in Bhool Bhulaiya 2

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhool Bhulaiya has to be the first of its kinds that put the horror-comedy genre on Bollywood map. Starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal and many more, the film still holds a strong position as one of the best made horror-comedies over the years. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film is a…

Science & Technology

Russian CEO denies FaceApp faces privacy concerns

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US consumer protection body, to “look into the…

Russia launches major new telescope into space

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn Saturday that kicked the spacecraft out of Earth’s orbit and on to its final…

India cancels Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon. The Chandrayaan-2 — or Moon Chariot 2 — India’s Moon mission is part of…

Facebook’s Libra currency under fire

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Facebook’s planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces skepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well. One theme — besides Brexit — dominated discussion among the movers and shakers from London’s financial technology or FinTech industry as gathered for their annual get-together: the…

Japan just landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: The life of an asteroid is lonely. The rocks spend eons drifting through the cold vacuum of space. But on Wednesday, the asteroid Ryugu welcomed a special visitor: Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe successfully landed on the asteroid’s surface at 21:06 ET (01:06 UTC on Thursday). The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched Hayabusa-2…

Microsoft updates the Windows 10 version 1903 Servicing Stack

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Microsoft released quality improvements to the Windows 10 version 1903 servicing stack, the component designed to allow users to receive and install Windows updates. Microsoft says that this critical servicing stack update “addresses an issue with a Secure Boot feature update that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode because of…

Health

Too much sugar in baby foods, warns UN

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new guidelines on Monday to improve infant diets. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500 stores in Austria, Bulgaria, Israel and Hungary between November 2017 and…

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 some 33 percent lower than in 2010 the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up. An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV and a record 23.3 million of those have…

Gut Bacteria could trigger high blood pressure: Scientists

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Scientists have taken a huge interest in gut bacteria recently, both its role in our bodies and what it can do. In fact, you’ll see an influx of articles talking about recent discoveries with gut flora and all the potential it possesses. However, since studying the microbiome is still relatively new, most…

Polio vaccination campaign in affected districts starts today

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report Peshawar: In response to polio cases recently reported from Torghur and Shangla, three days polio case response vaccination campaign will be conducted from July 15 to 17, 2019 in affected and surrounding districts of Hazara and Malakand Division. Children missed during the campaign will be vaccinated on the fourth – catch up day…

Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAO PAULO: Brazilian and European researchers have demonstrated exactly how a nanotechnology-based compound delivers an oral vaccine against hepatitis B to the immune system. When particles containing silica and an antigen combine, even though they are different sizes, they reach the intestine without being destroyed by the acidity of the digestive system. A…

Researcher discovers possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said on Thursday. The findings of a large study in France do suggest, however, that limiting intake of sugar-sweetened drinks may help to cut the number of…

Travel

Italy rail group incorporates development of tourism into its industrial plan

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: The Polo of Tourism of the Italian State Railways System FS Group dedicated itself to the development of tourism in Italy, as disclosed to the press in Rome. A presentation took place at the Roma Tiburtina, a second major railway station in the city, in the presence of Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister…

Babuzai wildlife range attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Following construction of Swat Expressway and Sangao-Buner road, the importance of Katlang tehsil of Mardan for tourism has significantly enhanced where people are coming to watch Baizai Irrigation Channel’s waterfalls and different types of wildlife at Babuzai wildlife Range. People along with families and friends are coming in large number to watch…

Northern Ireland tourism shaped by decades of change

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: Marquee sporting events, beautiful scenery and unspoilt coastal resorts – it sounds like the sales pitch for a new Northern Ireland tourism campaign. In fact they are among the attractions that have drawn visitors for decades, long before the days of budget air travel and cruise liners. The Open Championship will bring…

Cuba revises down tourism target after US cruise ban

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk HAVANA: Cuba has revised down by about 15 percent its forecast for the number of tourists visiting this year, after a US ban on cruise ship stopovers in the Communist island, the government said on Thursday. President Donald Trump’s administration announced the ban on June 4, aiming to cut an essential revenue source…

Rama lake, Dewsai plains attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Rama lake and Dewsai plains are attracting a large number of tourists these days in Astore from other parties of the country to enjoy its natural beauty and take some respite from scorching heat in plain areas of Pakistan. On last Sunday, domestic tourists thronged to Rama lake, Dewsai plains and others…

Russians canceled 60% of hotel bookings in Georgia: officials

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk GEORGIA: According to the founder and head of the Georgian Hotel and Restaurant Federation Shalva Alaverdashvili, the ban on direct air communication between Russia and Georgia had a tangible effect on the republic’s Black Sea resorts, where 80% of hotel bookings were already cancelled by Russian tourists. “Sea resorts received the hardest blow:…

Articles

The extent of Iran’s deep state within Iraq

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq Iraq has always played a defining role in the destiny of the Middle East, but its sovereignty is being threatened by its all-powerful neighbour and the US. With such a storied and fabled history, Iraq has long been viewed as a land that possesses inherent worth and value. Whether that value was utilised…

Winning Cup of Nations was matter of life and death for Egypt’s el-Sissi

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Mourad Teyeb The recent death, or murder, of Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi was not a surprise per se. It is how, when and where it occurred that shocked the public, including those inside Egypt. Whether Morsi’s death under those conditions was haphazard or minutely planned by the Egyptian regime, it seems to have happened…

The paralyzed & derailed economy of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Asmatullah Khan Today Pakistan is not only facing serious socio –economic issues and the challenges of growing unemployment and poverty but the International conspiracies against the sovereignty and stability of Pakistan is also at its peak. The agenda of the involved countries is to sabotage the socio –economic integrity of this great country in all…

The best defence against Polio

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Sadia N. Qazi Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behaviour by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society. (Patrick J. Kennedy) Information is a powerful weapon and its undeterred use in hybrid warfare is capable to stir up great impacts. The hybrid warfare being so diverse and unconventional…

Awaiting ICJ Verdict on Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Iqbal Khan International Court of Justice (ICJ) is all set to announce its decision in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is an active service Commander (equivalent of Lieutenant Colonel) of Indian Navy, and working for India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan. In his subsequent trial…

Strategic implications of the French burkini ban

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2019

Syed Tahseen Raza The poignantly disturbing image of armed policemen forcibly removing a piece of clothing called a burkini from a woman on a beach in France is a very sad reminder of the new state of an increasingly intolerant world. An act that could echo only with the moral police of the despised theocracies…

Editorial

Billion tree plantation’s next phase

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has asked for funds from the federal government to complete the second phase of billion tee plantation program. The total outlay for this phase of plantation has been estimated to be Rs. 27 billion. Half of the required funding shall be provided by the federal government as a part of “Green Pakistan”…

Monetary policy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Raza Baqir announced the monetary policy for the next two months under which the interest has been raised by 100 basis points to 13.25 percent which is almost close the one that prevailed in the decade of 1980s. Interest rate has been increased for the 9th time during one year.…

Restrictive induction policy for doctors

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has claimed to have substantially increased allocations for health sector in the current year budget. But the restrictive induction policy for Trainee Medical Officers (TMOs) depicts different picture. This year 900 talented young doctors passed FCPS part-1 examination and they met the criteria for induction as TMOs to complete the mandatory training…

SBP quarterly report

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

The Central Bank has released the third quarterly report of the last fiscal year on the performance of the economy in which the factors responsible for de-accelerated economic growth to 3.3 percent has been reflected threadbare which include insignificant increase in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Earlier the Economic Survey Book had revealed negative growth…

Honey export potential

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

The continuous downturn in exports is one of the major worries of the present government. But the decision makers are indecisive how to tackle the chronic problem of sagging exports by exploiting the full potential of certain commodities in which Pakistan still enjoys a significant comparative advantage over its competitors despite the extremely unfavourable economic…

Reko Diq debacle

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Deputes (ICSID), in its ruling in Reko Diq case imposed a massive penalty of $5.976 billion on cash strapped Pakistan. The Prime Minister has been informed about this fiasco in International Arbitration of disputes that are being caused by shady deals of previous governments. The fine announced in…

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…