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Ton-up Sharma stars as India beat rivals Pakistan in World Cup

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

MANCHESTER (AFP): Rohit Sharma scored his second hundred in three innings as India maintained their unbeaten record against Pakistan at the World Cup with an 89-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method on Sunday. Sharma’s 140 was the centrepiece of a total of 336-5 that also featured captain Virat Kohli’s 77. Victory in this rain-curtailed clash…

Bilawal says will start movement from ‘Bibi’s birthday rally’ in Nawabshah

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Sunday he would start a movement on June 23 from Nawabshah where a rally will be held in commemoration of the birthday of late former prime minister and his mother, Benazir Bhutto. Addressing a press conference here at PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan’s residence…

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed appointed new DG ISI in surprise change

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In an unexpected development, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday appointed Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as new head of the country’s premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Gen Faiz was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in April and then was posted as adjutant General at the General Headquarters in…

Bilawal meets Maryam at Jati Umra

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrived at Jati Umra to meet PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on Sunday. The PPP chairman was accompanied by Qamar Zaman Kaira, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Hassan Murtaza and other party leaders during the meeting with Maryam. PML-N leaders Rana Sanaullah, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Maryam Aurangzeb and others…

Iranian deputy minister calls on Shehryar Afridi

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Frontier Regions Shehryar Khan Afridi said on Sunday Pakistan and Iran are intertwined in the deep bonds of history, religion and culture which will further strengthen in coming days. He was talking to Iranian Deputy Minister for Interior Hossein Zolfaghari who called on him in Islamabad. The Iranian…

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for oil tanker attacks

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

RIYADH (AA): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has blamed Iran for recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf and called on the international community to take a “decisive stance” against Tehran. In an interview with the Saudi-funded newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday, bin Salman unleashed criticism against Iran and its proxies for triggering…

Global

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

DUBAI (Reuters): The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships’ operators said on Sunday. Damage assessment on Japan’s Kokuka Courageous and preparation for…

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Germany exported arms worth $1.1B to Saudi coalition in 2019

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

BERLIN (DPA): The German government has approved more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in arm exports to the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen since the beginning of this year, according to an Economy Ministry document seen by dpa. The document showed that Berlin approved a total of 56 defense export deals between January…

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Islamophobic group insults Muslims, harms Quran in Norway

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk STOCKHOLM: An Islamophobic group in Norway insulted Muslims and threw a copy of the Muslim holy book the Quran in an event near the capital Oslo on Saturday, according to a video the group posted on the Internet. During the event in the town of Dremmen, Anna Braten, the leader of Stop Islamisation…

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Trump assails London mayor as ‘disaster’

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): Slamming an important leader in a U.S. ally he visited just weeks ago, U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a “disaster.” Continuing his practice of using disreputable sources, Trump retweeted a post by controversial right-wing British media personality Katie Hopkins blaming a series of casualties in…

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Israel: Netanyahu’s wife convicted of fraud

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

JERUSALEM (AA): An Israeli court on Sunday convicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, of fraudulently using public funds to pay for expensive restaurant meals, according to local media. Sarah Netanyahu was ordered to pay 55,000 shekels ($15,277), Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported. The conviction came on the basis of a deal between the Israeli…

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‘Sea of black’ Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

HONG KONG (Reuters): Hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters in Hong Kong demanded on Sunday that the city’s leader step down over her handling of a bill that would have allowed extradition to China and which sparked one of the most violent protests in decades. Some carried white carnation flowers and others held banners saying,…

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Pakistan

Public deceived in name of development during last 10 years: Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the wrong policies of the previous government have brought irreparable loss to Pakistan. Despite the worst economic conditions inherited, our government has opted concrete measures for economic improvement. Current budget of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will be an important milestone for the completion of promises made…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Anti-polio drive in Sindh from today

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Around 5.5 million children of under-five years of age from across Sindh will be vaccinated against polio virus in Sindh during a campaign, starting from Monday. The campaign will continue for a week in all six districts of Karachi, home to around 2.4 million children up to age of five years, however,…

Sherpao asks KP govt to lift curfew in NW

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Sunday asked the provincial government to lift curfew in North Waziristan immediately as it was adding to the problems of the local population. In a statement issued from Watan Kor, he said that the people in North Waziristan could not do their…

Crackdown against use of polythene bags initiated in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: An extensive crackdown against the manufacturing, wholesale and retailers of polythene bags in the province is underway which is expected to rid the province from polythene bags in the coming 15 days. According to details, the actions against polythene bags was carried out in the light of directives of Chief Minister across…

CM orders immediate publicity of Hattar economic zone

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed the immediate publicity of Hattar Darband Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Mohmand Marble City stating that the present government is committed to attract investors into the province and generate revenue by promoting economic activity. The Chief Minister has further directed KPEZDMC to involve invertors…

Afghanistan

TAPI gas pipeline route to see some changes in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (1TVNews): The planned route of multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project will see some changes in Afghanistan, Afghan authorities said on Sunday. Hashmatullah Naseri, a spokesman for the Ministry of Urban Development and Land, said that the changes will happen in order to avoid damage to agricultural lands and gardens owned by local residents.…

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Don’t want peace at any cost: Rula Ghani

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (1TVNews): Afghans don’t want peace at any cost, First Lady Rula Ghani said on Sunday. Speaking at Peace and Reconciliation Summit in Kabul, Rula said that the existing system of governance and the Constitution cannot be traded away in peace process. She also noted Afghans want sustainable peace not one that is short-lived. Meanwhile,…

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Rahmani vows to defend his election as parliament speaker

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Mir Rahman Rahmani, an MP from Parwan province, who was declared as the new speaker of Afghanistan’s parliament after controversial voting in May, vows not to step down from his post despite his critics say he has not secured the required votes for the post. On May 18, there were 247 MPs…

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Ghani to participate in Afghanistan-England cricket match

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday headed to London on an official invitation to meet officials of the UK government and meanwhile participate in the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and England in Manchester on Tuesday, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. This comes after South Africa on Saturday night revived…

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Taliban attacks ‘intensify’ amid holidays in Pakistani Madrassas

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The police chief of Kandahar, Gen. Tadeen Khan, says that the Taliban attacks on security forces in the south of Afghanistan have increased amid the start of summer holidays in Pakistani madrassas which according to him is training “extremism and terrorism” to its students. Khan said that lack of religious schools in…

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US, Taliban negotiators to meet next week on Afghan peace

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The seventh round of the peace talks between the US negotiators and the Taliban members in Doha, Qatar, will take place next week, sources said, predicting that this time, the two sides will agree on one or two of the four key issues under debate. The US forces withdrawal from Afghanistan, counterterrorism…

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Business

NEPRA approves increase in power tariff by Rs1.49 per unit

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved a summary for an increase in the price of electricity. According to reports, NEPRA approved an Rs1.49 per unit increase in the price of electricity, however, this will not be applicable on K-Electric. The increase came after the cost of fuel went up…

Peshawar Team Wins One Million Pakistani Rupees in StartUp Cup

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Entrepreneurs can change the way we live and work.  Their innovations often improve our standard of living.  Their entrepreneurial ventures create wealth and also jobs, as well as the conditions for a prosperous society.  This is the reason the U.S. Embassy partnered with the youth of Pakistan in StartUp Cup, a competition…

‘Tax measures in budget to trigger new wave of inflation’

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) expressing serious concerns over some taxation measures proposed in budget 2019-20 has said that it would trigger new wave of inflation in the country making the life of common man more miserable leading to further slump in business and economic activities. In a statement…

Solid US retail sales offer economy some respite

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US retail sales increased in May and sales for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending that could ease fears the economy was slowing down sharply in the second quarter. The fairly upbeat report from the Commerce Department on Friday followed a raft of weak data, including a…

Overseas Pakistanis remit $20.19b in 11 months

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $20190.98 million in the first Eleven months (July to May) of FY19, showing a growth of 10.42% compared with US $18285.90 million received during the same period in the preceding year. During May 2019, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US $2315.74 million, which is 30.17%…

Asian stocks struggle while oil stabilises, Hong Kong drops again

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

HONG KONG (AFP/APP): Most Asian markets fell Friday on geopolitical concerns, uncertainty over the China-US trade row and the outlook for the global economy, while oil prices were mixed after the previous day’s surge fuelled by attacks on two tankers in the crucial Gulf of Oman. Hong Kong was again on the back foot, losing…

Sports

Ton-up Sharma stars as India beat rivals Pakistan in World Cup

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

MANCHESTER (AFP): Rohit Sharma scored his second hundred in three innings as India maintained their unbeaten record against Pakistan at the World Cup with an 89-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method on Sunday. Sharma’s 140 was the centrepiece of a total of 336-5 that also featured captain Virat Kohli’s 77. Victory in this rain-curtailed clash…

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Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

OAKLAND (Agencies): Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship. “We the North!” is now “We the Champs!” Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country’s first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise’s NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and…

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Rivals India and Pakistan meet in Manchester

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

MANCHESTER (Agencies): Perennial political rivals India and Pakistan will face off on a Manchester cricket field on Sunday in one of the World Cup’s most hotly-anticipated and massively-watched games. The nuclear-armed neighbours have gone to war three times since independence in the mid-20th century – and another conflict nearly erupted earlier this year, giving an…

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Root stars as England coast to WC win against West Indies

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Southampton (Agencies): Joe Root scored his second century of the World Cup as England crushed the West Indies by eight wickets in Southampton on Friday with 16.5 overs to spare. The host nation won the toss and made the most of favourable bowling conditions on a day when the rain finally relented, bowling the West…

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Wasim Akram terms India favorites for WC match against Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

MANCHESTER (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s former captain and “Swing ka Sultan” Wasim Akram has termed India as favorites for Sunday’s World Cup match against Pakistan at the Old Trafford Ground in Manchester. Speaking to private channel, the former captain said his heart wants Pakistan to win this match but his mind sees India winning the match…

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Pakistan drop to 205 in updated FIFA world rankings

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan football team on Friday lost five more places in the FIFA world rankings, while Belgium continued their domination on the top spot. The Men in Green recently lost to Cambodia in the 2022 World Cup pre-qualifiers, and that is not the sad story since the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is already…

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Fashion & Movies

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan likely to be seen together in Hindi remake of Forrest Gump

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After Karan Johar’s period drama, Takht and Homi Adajania’s Angrezi Medium, Kareena Kapoor Khan has given her nod to another big project and it’s one of the most awaited projects already. Thanks to the incredible popularity and credibility of its leading man, superstar Aamir Khan. Yes, after 3 Idiots (2009) and Talaash…

Nora Fatehi turns cute street vendor in Bangkok

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Nora Fatehi made waves with her amazing performance in the song Dilbar in the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate. The actress was most recently seen on the big screen in Bharat. She had a special appearance in the film. Currently, Nora is having a gala time in Bangkok. One of the actress’s fan…

Salman Khan to be a part of Rohit Shetty’s cop universe

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: On Wednesday, Salman Khan ended speculations of an Eid 2020 clash with Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi and his Inshallah by announcing that the Dharma film will now release on 27 Match 2020. Looks like Inshallah, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and co-starring Alia Bhatt, will now have a solo run during next Eid…

Hrithik Roshan shares a teaser of Super 30

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 is one of the most awaited films of 2019 and ever since the trailer was released, the buzz surrounding the film has been massive. The film is a biopic on Patna- based mathematician Anand Kumar and his batch of students referred to as the ‘Super 30’. Along with…

Sonam Kapoor shares her love for train journeys

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja walked us down the memory lane by sharing an adorable childhood picture of hers on a train. The actor shared that she loves travelling by train and kind of misses it. She called train journeys “Our very own version of  a family road trip”. The throwback Thusrday…

Hrithik Roshan likely to be seen in the remake of ‘Satte Pe Satta’

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Farah Khan will soon remake the 1982 release Satte Pe Satta after making some necessary changes in the script to give it a contemporary touch. Latest reports around the film are about who could be playing the central character in the film – the one played by Amitabh Bachchan in the Raj…

Science & Technology

AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold orders

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON:AT&T has cancelled early orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Tom’s Guide first reported the cancellation, noting that AT&T said the Galaxy Fold would be available again to order as soon as Samsung announces a new launch date. AT&T is offering $100 in credit to those whose orders it has cancelled. The Samsung…

India to launch second moon mission next month

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

NEW DELHI (AA): India will be launching its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, on July 15, head of the country’s space agency said on Wednesday. In a news conference reported by news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), K Sivan, the chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Chandrayaan-2, weighing 3.8 tons, will carry 13…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to be launched in August

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Though Samsung is still struggling for the launch of its most innovative Galaxy Fold smartphone yet it didn’t stop tech geeks for guessing launch date of the next Galaxy Note. We knew that Galaxy Note 10 is launching in August but we had no idea what exactly would be the launch date…

Three to launch 5G service in August

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Three will launch its first 5G network this August in London, before extending it to 25 other UK towns and cities before the end of the year. The telecoms company will kick off with a home broadband service in the capital but is also launching mobile services. It follows BT’s EE and…

China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban

By The Frontier Post | June 10, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): China summoned global technology companies for talks last week following last month’s U.S. ban on selling technology to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The blacklisting of Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecoms network equipment, bars U.S. companies from supplying it with…

Europe’s 5G to cost $62b more if Chinese vendors banned

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2019

PARIS (Reuters): A ban on buying telecoms equipment from Chinese firms would add about 55 billion euros ($62 billion) to the cost of 5G networks in Europe and delay the technology by about 18 months, according to an industry analysis seen by Reuters. The United States added Huawei Technologies, the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker,…

Health

Anti-polio drive in Sindh from today

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Around 5.5 million children of under-five years of age from across Sindh will be vaccinated against polio virus in Sindh during a campaign, starting from Monday. The campaign will continue for a week in all six districts of Karachi, home to around 2.4 million children up to age of five years, however,…

For stomach cancer, aerosol chemotherapy offers breath of hope

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

DIJON (AFP): “Classic chemotherapywas awful… but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol. Several hours before going into theatre, Braud is waiting in his room, looking surprisingly relaxed with a book in hand. This is…

UN: 1 in 5 in conflict zones suffer from mental illness

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

ANKARA (AA): More than one in five people living in conflict zones suffer from a mental illness, according to a report released Wednesday based on UN figures. “Around 22% of those affected suffer depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to an analysis of 129 studies published in The Lancet, a U.K.-based peer-reviewed medical journal,”…

Another polio case surfaced in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Another polio case has reported in Shangla, a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Thursday. According to reports, officials of Health Ministry said that poliovirus had been confirmed in a 2-year-old boy in Shangla area of KP, bringing the total number of polio cases in the country to 20 this year. Sources further…

Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State University and the University of California, Merced. Lead author Sidra Goldman-Mellor, a psychiatric epidemiologist at UC Merced, and co-author Claire Margerison, a perinatal epidemiologist…

One in four U.K. children have a mother with mental illness: Study

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MANCHESTER: One in four U.K. children between the ages of 0 and 16 have a mother with a mental illness, according to a team of University of Manchester researchers Also according to the study published in The Lancet Public Health, just over a half of U.K. children will have had a mother who…

Travel

Chinese tourism to US drops for first time in 15 years

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: After more than a decade of rapid growth, Chinese travel to the US is falling. And that has cities, malls and other tourist spots scrambling to reverse the trend. Travel from China to the US fell 5.7 percent in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office,…

Alert issued to facilitate visitors in scenic spots

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: On the directives of Senior Minister Muhammad Atif Khan, the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued an alert to the administration of relevant districts to make all-out efforts for providing every possible facility to the visiting tourists in the province. “We have issued directives to the deputy commissioners, local government bodies and…

Five million tourists to create 10 bln lira financial turnovers during Eid al-Fitr

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: The nine-day-long Eid al-Fitr holiday is expected to enliven Turkey’s economy, with tourism players anticipating approximately 5 million people to travel during this period, creating a financial turnover of 10 billion Turkish Liras ($1.6 billion). Of the 5 million people, the majority are expected to travel to their hometowns to spend the…

Turkey aims to boost Palestinian tourism

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines Vice-President for Sales Muhammed Fatih Durmaz met with Palestinian Authority Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Rula Ma’ayah on Saturday in Bethlehem. According to Turkey’s Anadolu news agency, “Turkish Airlines is ready for cooperation to boost tourism in Palestine.” Ankara is a supporter of the Palestinians and also has relations with…

Sri Lanka tourism suffers after deadly terrorist attack

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: The deadly bombings that struck Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have led many foreign visitors to stay away from the island nation. The Lonely Planet travel guide named Sri Lanka as its top nation for travelers in 2019. The country is known for its beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, wildlife and parks. But…

Atif inspects tourists’ facilities at Kaghan, Naran

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Senior Minister Atif Khan Friday said that around 1.7 million tourists are expected to visit Kaghan only and likewise around 2.2 million tourists would visit the scenic swat. Provision of best possible facilities would be ensured to the tourists during a season. He said this during his visits to Mansehra, Kaghan and…

Articles

Azerbaijan and Pakistan: Historical relations and perspectives

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Ayaz Haider Bangash Having located most of its area in Asian Continent makes Azerbaijan as a half-brother of Pakistan by region. Owing to linkage of border with the neighboring states of Pakistan, aroma of delicious food and culture can also be experienced in Pakistan. Cherry on top, majority of people in both countries practices the…

Islamophobia will not solve Europe or Asia’s problems

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Ibrahim Kalin On June 5, during a rare trip abroad, Aung San SuuKyi, state counsellor of Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, visited Hungary and met Prime Minister Viktor Orban. After the meeting, the Hungarian government released an official statement, saying: “The two leaders highlighted that one of the greatest challenges at present for both…

Who stands to gain from tanker attacks in Gulf?

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq The origins of the attacks in the Gulf of Oman remain a mystery, but the message behind the attack is as clear as day. As if global market jitters were not bad enough already, someone decided to attack two more oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this morning, sending the price of…

Importance of constitutional literacy for a progressive society

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Asmat Shah Garwaki Recently, news circulated on print and electronic media that the most backward district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Torghar district has topped the District Performance Scorecard for the third time in a row for having best educational facilities at government schools and attendance ratio is also more than satisfactory. For making a progressive society,…

‘Daish in Afghanistan- New wave of instability for the region’

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Shehla Naz Having emerged as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Daesh grew to become ‘the most powerful and notorious terror group in the world’ in short span. Baghdadi’s main ambition was to create a caliphate based on Islamic Laws, stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. In August 2013, Daesh displayed a map…

Evolving Iran Saga:The worst may be behind us

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

Iqbal Khan Trump’s hype against Iran has essentially turned out to be a case of over reach.  At best it could suck-in America into another open-ended war, with no defined boundaries; and at worst it could lead to major global level energy crisis if Iran decided to block Strait of Hormuz. Yes, in both cases…

Editorial

Streamlining healthcare

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has finalised a plan of setting up Intensive Care Units for the treatment new born babies in category-A and B hospitals. The plan if approved will cost Rs. 2 billion and funds to the tune of Rs. 10 million will be released in the next fiscal year. At present no such facility…

Vague policy on Afghan nationals

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

The deadline for the stay of registered Afghan refugees expires on 30th June and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has asked the federal government that further extension in their stay should not be granted. There are genuine reasons for this tough stance if the frontline lines status of the province and periodicity of terrorist attacks on its…

Raising retirement age limit

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa cabinet has approved amendments in the Civil Servants Act 1973 to raise the limit of retirement on superannuation from 60 years to 63 years. Necessary legislation by the provincial legislature will be required for the implementation of this decision. The financial stringency compelled the provincial government to take this decision for which federal…

Another power tariff hike

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Federal budget for the next fiscal year is under discussion in the National Assembly and finance bill is yet to be tabled but National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has allowed the Power Distribution Companies a uniform increase of Rs.150 in electricity tariff. It is one of the tough conditions included in the staff level International…

Domicile based transfer and posting

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

It is really beyond the comprehension of the people as to why Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government is inviting consecutive troubles that impact the lives of the people. Before the passage and enforcement of District and Regional Health Authorities Act 2019 and codification of rules and regulations thereon, mass transfers and posting orders of doctors are being…

Inviting foreign investment

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Addressing the 19th meeting of the Heads of State of Shangai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the opportunities of foreign direct investment and available but untapped huge natural resources in Pakistan. He dwelt at length on the creative and productive potential of its 65 percent young population, perhaps making an oblique reference…

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…