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Global case tally crosses 6.2 Million, Death toll surpasses 379,000

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) worldwide has risen by more than 93,000 over the past 24 hours to top 6.2 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its daily situation report. The global case tally stands at 6,287,771, and the death toll totals 379,941 –…

Ex-Pentagon chief Mattis accuses Trump of trying to ‘divide’ America

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis issued a stinging rebuke of his erstwhile boss Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing the president of trying to “divide” America and failing to provide “mature leadership” as the country reels from days of protests. Mattis, who resigned in December 2018 over Trump s ordering of a full…

Fake accounts case: Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah appears before NAB

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Murad Ali Shah on Thursday has appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in fake bank accounts and solar light cases. According to details, combined investigation team of the anti-watchdog is interrogating the CM, who is accused of issuing funds for contracts despite objections. —This is a developing…

Coronavirus death toll jumps to 1,770, infected 85,264 people across Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The countrywide tally of coronavirus cases has surged to 85,264 with record case of 4,688 in last 24 hours, on Thursday. According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), so far, 32,910 cases have been detected in Sindh, 31,104 in Punjab, 11,373 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,224 in Balochistan, 3,544 in Islamabad,…

No effort will be spared for national security: Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized that no effort will be spared for national security and sovereignty. He made the remarks during his visit to ISI headquarters in Islamabad today along with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The Prime Minister appreciated the sacrifices and tireless efforts of the Inter…

Imran Khan using NAB as a political victimization tool: Shehbaz Sharif

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Opposition leader Mian Shehbaz Sharif has said that Imran Khan is using National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as a political weapon and NAB’s unjustified action yesterday put many lives in danger. In a statement released on social networking site Twitter, Shehbaz Sharif wrote that, “In view of the number of coronavirus victims in…

Global

First Russian airstrikes in three months hit northwest Syria

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIRUT/DAMASCUS: Russian airstrikes have hit Syria’s last major opposition bastion for the first time since a March cease-fire came into force, a war monitor said on Wednesday. The Russian strikes on Tuesday evening and at dawn on Wednesday hit an area of the northwest where the boundaries of Hama, Idlib and Latakia provinces…

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Virus-hit Mumbai survives cyclone scare

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: A severe cyclone hit India’s commercial hub Mumbai on Wednesday, bringing the city to a standstill with transport and flights suspended for several hours, and more than 50,000 people evacuated from low-lying coastal areas of the city. Earlier, experts described cyclone Nisarga as the first severe storm to threaten India’s financial capital…

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Floyd killing shows ‘true face’ of US: Iran’s Khamenei

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: The police killing of unarmed African-American George Floyd shows the “true face” of the United States and its oppression of the peoples of the world, including its own, Iran s supreme leader said Wednesday. “The fact that a policeman has cold-bloodedly pressed his knee on the throat of a black man until…

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Davos to be held under theme of The Great Reset

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk DAVOS: The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced Wednesday that the 2021 Davos summit in Switzerland will be held under the theme of the Great Reset. The 51st annual meeting will gather thousands of young people in more than 400 cities around the world and a virtual hub network will connect them to interact…

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Trump declares himself champion of black people comparable to Lincoln

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (Agencies): US President Donald Trump, whose spotty record on race has made him deeply unpopular in the African American community, declared on Wednesday that he had done more to advance the cause of black people than any other leader in the history of the republic. In a series of tweets, Trump boasted that he…

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Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to extend oil cuts for one month: Source

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to extend the maximum level of production within the OPEC+ by at least one month. Future plans will depend on the market situation, a source participating in the negotiations told TASS. “We have agreed that it is necessary to extend it for at least a month. Then…

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Pakistan

NHA officials fail to submit reports in stipulated time frame

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Rana Tanvir Hussain on Wednesday directed members to convene meetings of sub-committees to expedite their work while following guidelines and SOP’s amid COVID-19. During 20th meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Chairman Rana Tanvir Hussain remarked that coronavirus created problems for everyone but the committee will…

ECC sets up body for hedging imported petroleum prices

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet Wednesday set up a body to explore various call options for hedging prices for the petroleum products imported by Pakistan, besides giving a go ahead to a “full and final” human resource rationalisation plan for the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) employees. The ECC meeting…

‘Food needs of KPK would be taken care of’

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Malik Zeeshan LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday directed the officers concerned to take every administrative step to stabilize prices of essential items in the province. He stated this while presiding over a meeting here at his office. The meeting took stock of different matters including the provision of wheat to KPK…

Education to be given top priority in budget: KP CM

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Ali Sheikh PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that Health and Education will be the top priority sectors of the provincial government for the Annual Development Program (ADP) of financial year 2020-21. He has directed the concerned quarters of these departments to give timelines for the completion of all the processes starting…

No complacency on SOPs compliance: Asad

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Development Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Wednesday said no complacency would be permitted as administrative actions would be initiated across the country against the violators of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to contain the spread of COVID-19 in high risk areas of Markets, Transport and Industrial Sectors across the…

Old tradition broken by summoning assembly session: laments Murad

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday said, ‘My heart is unhappy today because of many reasons.’ He said that ages old tradition of the provincial assembly had been broken by summoning the session of it in spite of the death of Minister and MPA Haji Ghulam Murtaza Baloch. Expressing…

Afghanistan

AIHRC urges Iran to punish culprits in migrants’ drowning

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday urged Iran to identify and punish those border guards who coerced a group of Afghan migrants to cross a river at gunpoint, resulting in a number of them allegedly drowning. “The government of Iran needs to identify the perpetrators of this human rights…

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High-level MoF appointments raise eyebrows

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The chairman of the Ministry of Finance Tax Dispute Resolution Board (TDRB) has been appointed illegally, with some lawmakers claiming that jobs at the ministry are being doled out on the basis of what they call a deal. The Finance Ministry, however, denied any illegality in the appointment of the TDRB chairman.…

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Nine civilians killed

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: At least nine civilians were killed and five others were wounded in a roadside mine blast in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, Kandahar police said. The incident happened at 10:45 am local time after a civilian vehicle struck a roadside mine in Arghistan district, according to police. The wounded have been taken…

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Taliban reacts to Kabul bombing

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban group strongly reacted to Kabul mosque bombing which left a prayer leader dead in the diplomatic zone of Kabul city. Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the group, in a statement said the group strongly condemns the attack in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan mosque which resulted into martyrdom of Mawlavi Mohammad…

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Top security official killed in Gardiz

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

GARDIZ CITY (Agencies): Police chief of SayedKaram district eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan with his three bodyguards lost their lives following roadside mine in the district late on Tuesday. Sharif Kalewal district governor of SayedKarak said, the incident took place while vehicle of the police chief hit on a roadside mine in relevant areas of…

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Security organs called to account for Kabul Mosque attack

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Critics and citizens in Afghanistan on Wednesday voiced strong criticism about the security strategy of the Afghan security institutions hours after a bomb exploded inside Wazir Akbar Khan mosque, which is located in a highly fortified area of Kabul. At least two people were killed, including the mosque’s imam Mohammad Ayaz Niazi,…

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Business

Recovery hope fires fresh rally in equities

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Growing optimism about the global economic recovery pushed Asian markets higher for a third day on Wednesday as investors took heart from a further easing of lockdowns and looked past China-US tensions and civil unrest across America. The upbeat mood, and hopes for an extension to a massive output cut agreement,…

Stock markets rise as economies shake off lockdowns

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: World stock markets rose Tuesday as coronavirus lockdowns were relaxed, with investors shrugging off mass protests in the US and a downcast outlook from the head of the World Bank. In Europe, Frankfurt was the star performer as German investors played catch-up after a long holiday weekend and eyed hopes for…

Switzerland economy shrinks 2.6% in 1st Q

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk ZURICH: Switzerland’s economy shrank 2.6 percent during the first three months of the year compared to the previous quarter, as the coronavirus crisis took a heavy toll, official statistics showed Wednesday. Switzerland, which had registered a 0.3-percent rise in its gross domestic product during the final quarter of 2019, saw the pandemic and…

‘Locust can causesubstantial damages to crops if not controlled’

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Former chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Agriculture, Ahmad Jawad has said that while battling its worst desert locust outbreak in decades, NDMA must arrange new equipments to control the swarms before summer crop-sowing gathers pace in the middle of this month. Talking to media on Wednesday, Ahmad Jawad said that so far…

Exporters urged to exploit global market for PPEs

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and investment, Abdul Razak Dawood on Wednesday urged the local exporters to exploit the huge opportunities by exporting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items in potential global market as its demand has risen after COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Cabinet had approved export of Personal Protective Equipment…

PSX witnesses nominal decline of 6.63 points to close at 34,408 points

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Wednesday witnessed a slight bearish trend as KSE 100 index closed at 34,401.42 points as compared to 34,408.05 points on the last working day, with negative change of 6.63 points (0.02%). A total of 129,951,584 shares were traded compared to the trade 221,691,441 shares during the previous…

Sports

UEFA bans Turkish leader Trabzonspor in financial case

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk NYON: Turkish league leader Trabzonspor was banned from one season of European soccer competitions on Wednesday for breaking financial monitoring rules. UEFA said the club missed targets in its latest accounts required by a previous agreement to avoid sanctions under Financial Fair Play rules. The rules monitor income and spending on player transfers…

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Tiafoe says athletes don’t appreciate the influence they have

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: American Frances Tiafoe – whose video protesting about the death of George Floyd has been widely viewed – says athletes do not always appreciate the influence they have. The 22-year-old, a quarter-finalist at the 2019 Australian Open, posted an Instagram video also featuring Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff. In the…

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No sanctions for Sancho for Floyd protests

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk Berlin: Bundesliga players including Jadon Sancho who staged protests during matches following the death of black American man George Floyd will not be punished, the German Football Federation said on Wednesday. In a statement, the DFB said “no action” would be taken against Borussia Dortmund players Sancho and Achraf Hakimi, Schalke’s US midfielder…

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FIA summons Shoaib Akhtar over statement against PCB

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Issuing statements against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) landed former Test cricket Shoaib Akhtar into trouble as the FIA Cybercrime Wing directed him to appear in person on June 5 (Friday). Akhtar has been summoned on a complaint filed by the PCB after he levelled multiple accusations, including that the Board internal…

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PROFILE – Muhammad Ali: Boxing legend, activist against racism

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

LONDON (AA): All-time “greatest” boxing legend Muhammad Ali is being commemorated Wednesday four years since his passing, not only for his talent in the ring but also his legacy in fighting racism and discrimination in the US. Ali was born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan. 17. Raised in a middle-class…

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Three West Indies cricketers turn down England tour

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

ST.JOHN’S (Agencies): Veteran batsman Darren Bravo was among three West Indies cricketers to turn down a chance to tour England to play three back-to-back Tests in July, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced Wednesday. “Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul all declined the invitation to travel to England for the tour and CWI fully respects…

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Fashion & Movies

Katie Price emotionally reunites with her terminally ill mum Amy

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Katie Price, who spent several weeks apart from her mum due to coronavirus pandemic, has finally reunited with her terminally ill mother Amy. The Reality TV star had spent 10 weeks apart from her mum as she was observing social distancing due to coronavirus pandemic. The former glamour model’s mother Amy…

Pop Goddess Cher lauds PM Imran, others for freedom of Kaavan

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Goddess of Pop, Cher has termed freedom of a lonely elephant named Kaavan by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) as ‘one of the greatest moments’ of her life. The US singer took to social-networking website and wrote, “We have just heard from Pakistan High Court that Kaavan is free,” adding a string…

This fashion designer is making hijabs for Covid-19 frontline workers

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Hijab-wearing healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic have taken to washing their headscarves more frequently and after every use to maintain sanitation. Some women are even disposing of their hijabs after in between every shift to help mitigate the spread of germs, and are thus facing a shortage. This…

Musicians provide ‘medicine for the soul’ across Lithuania

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk VILNIUS: Hundreds of bands took their music to the streets of Lithuania on Monday to lift people’s spirits as the Baltic EU member allowed public gatherings again after months of coronavirus lockdown. From a military orchestra to pop and folk singers, some 400 bands performed 15-minute sets in cities and towns across the…

Senior actresses Rubina Ashraf, Sakina Samo test positive for coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistani actresses Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo have been tested positive for coronavirus. According to details, both the actresses have gone into isolation for 14 days at their houses. Sources told that family members of Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo will soon be tested for the virus. It is to be mentioned…

Elon Musk got the title of ‘real-life Iron Man’ after his assistance in Marvel films

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Eagle-eyed Marvel fans may have noticed tech mogul Elon Musk make a brief appearance in Iron Man 2, leaving all of his ardent followers in shock. While the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has several times in the past drawn comparison with the Marvel superhero, it turns out he has been quite involved…

Science & Technology

Zoom earnings soar as video meets become pandemic norm

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Zoom on Tuesday reported that its earnings soared as its video-meeting service became a popular way to work or socialize while hunkered down due to the pandemic. Zoom said it made a profit of $27 million on revenue that leapt 169 percent to slightly more than $328 million in the first…

Cabinet approves first ever Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved the first ever Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy (MDMP) pursuant to a summary moved by Ministry of Industries and Production. The policy prepared by the Engineering Development Board (EDB), a techno-economic arm of Ministry of Industries and Production through extensive consultation with relevant public and private sector…

Students reject online classes in varsities

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Rejecting the initiation of online classes in varsities, the office bearers of Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF) have lambasted the provincial government and urged it to stop the process as it will deprive thousands of students from education due to unavailability of internet service. Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar press club,…

Tribal youth creates software for school documentation

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: The first year student has created a special database for documentation of school for fulfilling necessities of the educational institutions. Shah Saud Khan s/o Baktullah, resident of Landi Kotal and student of 1st year of Computer Science in Imperial College System, Peshawar said that since his childhood he was interested in…

Moscow bemused at US space ‘hysteria’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by “hysteria” around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars. On Saturday, SpaceX made history by becoming the world’s first commercial company to send humans into orbit, leading Russia to…

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report PARIS: As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks. The technology could help avert new surges in COVID-19 infections that might overwhelm…

Health

UNODC launches virtual advocacy campaign on COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P Report ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a Virtual Advocacy Campaign (VAC) on COVID-19 mitigation measures in collaboration with the Criminal Justice Institutions in Pakistan. The campaign was curated through a webinar on ‘Shaping Prisons’ response through preparedness’ in collaboration with the provincial Prisons Departments from across the country.…

Ten persons die in KP from coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the National Institute of Health Islamabad around ten people died from COVID19 in the last 24 hours in KP. According to the health department KP around 500 people have so far died from coronavirus in the province. The report said that overall around 11,373 people have so far affected from…

Punjab faces shortage of life-saving injections for coronavirus patients

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Life of terminally ill coronavirus patients in Punjab is in huge danger due to the shortage of lifesaving injection for critically ill coronavirus patients and is in limited stock in both private and public hospitals of Punjab. According to details, in Punjab Lahore and Rawalpindi have become a hot bed for coronavirus…

Dairy-rich diet could lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as the cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome), finds a large international study published online in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. The observed associations were strongest for…

India approves antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 patients

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk BENGALURU: India’s government said on Tuesday it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use in treating COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir is the first drug to show improvement in COVID-19 patients in formal clinical trials. It was granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month and…

World’s first study of antibody treatment against COVID-19 starts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday it had started an early-stage trial to test its potential treatment for COVID-19, in the world’s first study of an antibody treatment against the disease. Lilly is one of the several drugmakers and research institutions that are working on vaccines, antivirals and other treatments to help…

Travel

Murree to remain closed for tourists during Eid holidays

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The entry of tourists would be banned in Murree during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. According to Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Capt. ® Anwar ul Haq, all the tourist spots and hotels in Murree would remain closed during Eid ul-Fitr holidays as part of precautionary measures against COVID-19. The DC…

Safe Eid staycations in the UAE

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: If you have been repeatedly pinching yourself to wake up from a bad dream, you are not alone. In the midst of the all-consuming coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the world has been forced to reconcile with a new order. After several stages of grief for what was, and disbelief for what lies…

Italy reopens cafes as Spain prepares for return of tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk ROME: Italians enjoyed their first meal out for two months on Monday, as the country eased its lockdown restrictions, with bars, restaurants and cafes back in business and St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican open for visitors. After a gruelling lockdown period during the coronavirus pandemic, Italians were once again able to sip…

KP govt not opening tourism industry right now

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has neither taken a decision nor it is under its consideration to reopen the tourism industry in the prevailing coronavirus emergency situation in the province, said a senior official. A communique quoting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Secretary Tourism Khushal Khan as saying that the Tourism Department was closely monitoring various…

Empty gulets point to bleak outlook for Turkish tourism

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: A few months ago Fatih Oztarakci was working flat out hosting wedding parties on his traditional “gulet” wooden sailing boat, the iconic symbol of Turkey’s once-thriving Aegean coastline. Empty gulets point to bleak outlook for Turkish tourism Today the gulets of Bodrum are tied up on the quayside and the tourists that…

Acropolis sparkles in the sun as tourist spots reopen

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece reopened the Acropolis, museums and other major tourist attractions as the coronavirus lockdown eased in bright sunshine in Athens on Monday. Quarantine restrictions are gradually being lifted — access to beaches was allowed on Saturday amid a heatwave and churches welcomed worshippers on Sunday. “I visited the Acropolis today, a world…

Articles

A super power in chaos

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Chandra Muzaffar The event in Minneapolis could not have happened at a worse time for the US elites. While violence perpetrated against black Americans by white police officers has happened a number of times before, its occurrence right in the midst of a huge health emergency and a related economic disaster that has robbed 30…

BoJo’s decision to throw Huawei 5G deal on the scrapheap shows UK poodle still obeys its US master

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Damian Wilson The British prime minister’s hasty U-turn on a deal with China’s Huawei will cost tech firms and the taxpayer a fortune, and means Donald Trump has got his way again. When Boris Johnson announced earlier this year Huawei had been given the green light to supply the UK with non-core equipment for its…

To live with corona

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Ghazi Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan defended the government’s decision to lift the COVID-19-induced lockdown saying that the novel coronavirus was here to stay and the nation would have to learn to live with it. He was referring to scientists who say that there will be no vaccine [for the virus] this year. We will…

Normalization without justice is Israel’s goal

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Najla M. Shahwan The normalization of Israel’s relations with the Arab states can be defined as pursuing policies or actions that treat Israel as a normal part of the Middle East, ignoring its role in the ethnic cleansing and displacement of Palestinians. The normalization would seek to move forward without holding Israel accountable for the…

Hard-core agents provocateurs infiltrate US protests

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Christina Lin As peaceful protests started a couple of days after the death of George Floyd, they suddenly took a sinister turn. Within 48 hours, there were highly coordinated riots throughout the US that rapidly multiplied. The protests have been quickly infiltrated by mainly white extremist groups, including most visible in videos anarchist Antifa leftist…

Combating desert Locustplague – Pakistan scenario

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Dr. Tasneem Ahmad Desert locust swarms are reportedly entering Pakistan from three sides including Iran, Oman, India and Afghanistan, in addition to local breeding in spring breeding areas of Baluchistan. It appears to be a new trend adopted by the desert locust, using of Afghanistan for attacking our green crops of Pakistan. However, in the…

Editorial

Wheat shortages in KPK

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Wheat shortages in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa is a recurring phenomenon as every year the problem emerges due to its greater dependence on purchase of the commodity from Punjab and supplies by the federal government from the stock of Pakistan Agriculture Services corporation. The hoarding mafia takes the advantage of disruption in supply from Punjab and federal…

Virtual parliamentary session

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Federal Minster for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has pleaded for convening the virtual budget session of the parliament. Earlier, when the government had suggested calling such type of parliamentary session to discuss the outbreak of coronavirus and reach a political consensus on how to tackle this natural calamity, the opposition leaders rejected…

Focus on hydel power generation

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Focus has now been shifted on inexpensive hydel power generation from expensive thermal one to achieve optimal energy mix. A tripartite agreement has been finalised between the government of Azad Kashmir, Three Gorges Corporation of China and Private Power Infrastructure Board for the construction of 1,124 Kohala hydropower project on the River Neelum under the…

Desperate situation, extraordinary measures

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan wants allocation of more financial resources for the containment measures of coronavirus, which has not only further depressed the national economy reeling under acute stagflation over the years but also caused swift downturn of global economy. He has directed the Advisor on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh to avoid harsh taxation…

Hospitals’ upgradation in tribal districts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

There is not a single teaching level hospital in the merged tribal districts. The previously established Agency Headquarter Hospitals of former FATA era are not even at par with District Headquarter Hospitals of settled districts in health infrastructure, availability of specialist doctors and trained paramedical staff. A former governor of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Lt.General (R) Iftikhar…

Peace lover or killer

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

BJP government foreign policy being conducted in this region under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gimmickry synonymous with the proverb, “A wolf in sheep clothing.” India arrested two low rank officials of Pakistani High Commission on Sunday for being allegedly involved in espionage, declared them persona non grata and expelled them. The…

Arts and Literature

Unsolved Problems in Ecology

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Authors: Andrew Dobson, David Tilman and Robert Holt Unsolved Problems in Ecology brings together many of the world’s leading ecologists to discuss the most fundamental research questions confronting the field today. This diverse and thought-provoking collection of essays spans virtually all of the key subfields of the discipline, from behavioral and evolutionary ecology to population…

The UAE’s Jameel Arts Centre reopens amid lockdown restrictions

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Dubai’s contemporary art institution Jameel Arts Centre will reopen its doors to visitors on June 3. Guests are asked to book a two-hour slot in advance of their visit to help monitor the capacity and abide to social distancing within the centre. In accordance with UAE regulations, visitors and staff are required…

Saudi Arabia to host first Art Biennale in 2021

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, has announced the establishment of Al-Diriyah Biennale Foundation for Contemporary Art. The biennale will alternate in terms of theme, with an exhibition of contemporary art for the first edition set for 2021, and an Islamic art exhibition in 2022. The minister…

Saudi Arabia with a rich history and home to archeological treasures

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Modern-day Saudi Arabia is home to several archeological treasures, evidence that this part of the world was once the cradle of ancient civilizations. Several cities that once thrived in this area lay in ruins away from people’s attention and, until a few decades ago, this part of the world was considered to…

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Authors: Lev Dynkin, Anthony Gould, Jay Hyman, Vadim Konstantinovsky and Bruce Phelps The practice of institutional bond portfolio management has changed markedly since the late 1980s in response to new financial instruments, investment methodologies, and improved analytics. Investors are looking for a more disciplined, quantitative approach to asset management. Here, 5 top authorities from a…

A remarkable & imaginative abstract artist

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The highly reputable and refined professional Indian painter Rahat Kazmi is making big waves through her abstract paintings. Rahat Kazmi was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India on September 4, 1984. Her father Abdul Nasir Khan is a government employee, working as a teacher. Meanwhile, her mother was always a housewife. Rahat…