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Ready to have talks with new Indian govt: FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that Pakistan is ready to have talks with the new Indian government. The Foreign minister’s statement came two days after Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi was voted back into power. FM Qureshi said for outstanding issues the two neighbouring countries will have to…

Protest necessary to curb dictatorship: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that to curb dictatorship, protest becomes necessary. The PML-N leader was speaking on show ‘Geo Parliament’ where he said that the current government is incapable of running the country. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the condition of the country’s economy…

Chinese Vice President to arrive in Islamabad today

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Vice President of China Wang Qishan will arrive in Islamabad today (Sunday) on a three-day official visit to Pakistan. During the visit, the Chinese Vice President will call on President Arif Alvi and have a separate meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan. Pakistan and China will sign MoUs and agreements and inaugurate…

PM visits different institutions in various cities of Punjab

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report SARGODHA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has made surprise visits to the hospitals in Sargodha and Khushab and a police station in Talagang city to examine the quality of public services there. The step was part of his initiative to make unannounced visits to the government institutions including hospitals, police stations, schools, shelter homes…

Govt, military to contribute in reducing fiscal expenditures: Hafeez Shaikh

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said the upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 would come with austerity measures to reduce the government expenditures, adding that civilian, military and private sector would contribute in reducing fiscal expenditures. Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh Saturday…

Bilawal accuses PM Imran of blackmailing NAB

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of resorting to blackmail the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a bid to hinder accountability of the government officials. Addressing a news conference in Larkana on Saturday, Bilawal said the premier had been exerting pressure on the anti-corruption…

Global

Citing Iran, Trump bypasses Congress to sell arms to Saudis, UAE

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

WASHINGTON DC (AFP): President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday bypassed Congress to sell $8.1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, citing a threat from Iran, infuriating lawmakers who fear the weapons could kill civilians in Yemen. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration would circumvent the required review by Congress…

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Battered Congress party closes ranks after election setback

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

NEW DELHI (Reuters): The head of India’s main opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, offered to quit on Saturday after a crushing election defeat but senior party officials rejected his offer and called instead for a major internal shake-up. Gandhi, 48 and the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, had been under intense pressure since results released…

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Arson attack targets mosque in Hagen, Germany

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

COLOGNE (AA): An unidentified arsonist did considerable damage to a mosque in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, but there were no casualties, the mosque’s head reported on Saturday. Omer Oral, the head of Hagen’s Great Mosque Society, told Anadolu Agency that the arson attack took place at 10.00 a.m. when the assailant set fire to a…

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South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as president

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

PRETORIA (AA): South Africa’s sixth democratically elected president was officially sworn in on Saturday in a colorful ceremony attended by several African leaders in the capital Pretoria. “I, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, swear that I will be faithful to the Republic of South Africa, and will obey, observe, uphold, and maintain the Constitution and all law…

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Pro-Haftar forces target parliament in Libyan capital

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk TRIPOLI: Forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar on Friday carried out airstrikes on several positions, including the parliament building, in capital Tripoli, where Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is based. “The airstrikes targeted the Rixos building in central Tripoli, which houses the GNA-affiliated House of Representatives,” a local source told…

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China denounces US ‘rumours’ about Huawei ties to Beijing

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumours after he said the chief executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was lying about his company’s ties to the Beijing government. The United States placed Huawei on a trade blacklist last week, effectively banning U.S. firms from doing business…

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Pakistan

Youm-e-Ali: Pillion riding banned in Lahore for two days, Karachi tightens security

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Punjab government on Sunday issued a notification imposing a ban on pillion riding in Lahore for two days on Sunday and Monday (May 26 and May 27) on the occasion of Youm-e-Ali. According to a notification, issued on the request of Deputy Commissioner Lahore, the provincial government has imposed the ban…

IHC moved to ban PTM

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE : A petition has been filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against PTM for speaking against national institutes including Pakistan Army. Justice Amir Farooq would hear the case on Monday. The application was filed by Colonel (r) Javed Iqbal. The applicant asked the court to put social media accounts of PTM leaders…

People who fled the country now delivering lectures: Awan

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Adviser for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday criticized former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif and former finance minister Ishaq Dar. In her tweet, Awan said, “Shahbaz Sharif’s chamber is empty and you are being searched here.” “The people who fled the country are now delivering the lectures…

Three brothers gunned down in Charsadda

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report CHARSADDA: Unknown assailants gunned down three brothers in limits of Omar Zai police station, Charsadda on Sunday. As per details, unknown gunmen stormed a house in Charsadda and opened fire, resulting in death of three brothers on the spot, the local police said. The attackers managed to flee away from the scene, whereas…

CM Buzdar urges religious scholars to support anti-polio campaign

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar here on Saturday urged the religious scholars to support anti-polio campaign in the country. Talking to a delegation of Ulema belonging to different schools of thought who called on him in Lahore, CM Buzdar urged the religious scholars to provide all-out support to make the anti-polio…

CM Sindh directs to ensure better security measures on eve of Youm-e-Ali (RA)

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A high level meeting on law and order held under Sindh Chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chief minister’s house in Karachi on Saturday. Advisor to chief minister for information Murtaza Aahab, chief secretary Sindh, DG Rangers Sindh, IG Sindh police, Secretary home and other concerned officials attended the meeting. Addressing the…

Afghanistan

MPs make no progress to end rift on house speaker

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The disagreements between two groups of MPs over the election of the speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, are still evident eight days after they attended controversial voting on May 18. The MPs voted for two candidates – Mir Rahman Rahmani, an MP from Parwan, and Kamal Nasir…

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Special Forces commander warns Taliban to stop war

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Lieutenant General Mohammad Fareed Ahmadi who took charge the command of Afghan Special Operations Forces warned the Taliban to stop fighting and have mercy on their families. “Together we will change the trend of war to peace in support of the Afghan people,” he said. “I’m warning the Taliban fighters. Do not…

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43 people arrested for celebratory firing in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): At least 43 people were arrested by police on Friday for celebratory firing after a historic victory of Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team against Pakistan in a warm-up one-day international (ODI) match ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Celebratory firing is common across the country in certain events, especially when a national…

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Taliban’s spring offensive has failed: Khalid

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid, who addressed a ceremony on the introduction of the new commander of the Special Operations Forces in Kabul on Saturday, said the Taliban’s spring offensive has failed and that the group has made no progress in any part of the country since the start of their offensive.…

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UN: Afghanistan air strikes kill 14 civilians

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): A pair of air strikes in southern Afghanistan killed 14 civilians, including five women and seven children, the United Nations said. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan tweeted that the attacks occurred in Helmand and Kunar provinces on May 20 and May 22. It did not say who carried out the attacks, however,…

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Crime boss killed in police raid in Kabul city

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Interior Affairs in a statement confirmed that EnayatQochi, head of “one of the most dangerous criminal networks in Kabul” was killed in a raid by security forces in Paghman district, Kabul province. The raid happened when Qochi stole a car with the help of his seven comrades in Kabul’s…

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Business

Gold prices pull back as World equities rebound

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Gold prices are modestly down in early-morning U.S. trading Friday, as global stock markets posted end-of-week rebounds from selling pressure seen Thursday. Gold and silver prices did see some safe-haven demand surface Thursday as investor and trader risk appetite shrunk. June gold futures were last down $2.40 an ounce at $1,283.10. July…

Facebook plans to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ currency in 2020

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year. It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020. The social media giant wants to start testing its crypto-currency, which has been referred to internally as GlobalCoin, by the…

Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters): China’s Huawei, hit by crippling US sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a quarter this year and faces the possibility that its smartphones will disappear from international markets, analysts said. Smartphone shipments at Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker by volume, could tumble between 4% and 24% in 2019…

WS set for modest gains at open

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): US stocks were set to open modestly higher on Friday after a sell-off, on cautious optimism after President Donald Trump predicted a swift end to the tariff war with China and a resolution to complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Trump said on Thursday that Huawei could be included in the US-China…

Zong 4G’s ‘A New Hope’ volunteers spread happiness at SKMCH

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s No.1 Data Network, Zong 4G’s ‘A New Hope’ Volunteers took the responsibility of spending a day with children, undergoing cancer treatment, at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore. Working towards giving back to the society that it operates in, Zong 4G is actively delivering and partaking in social causes. The…

Oil prices rebound on Friday from two-month low

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Oil prices opened higher Friday rebounding from their lowest level in two months, after plummeting by around 5% on Thursday due to escalating Sino-US trade tensions that are threatening global demand, and with the rise of crude inventories in the US International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $68.50 per barrel with a…

Sports

Boult strikes as New Zealand thrash India in World Cup warm-up

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

THE OVAL (Agencies): Trent Boult starred with the ball as New Zealand thrashed India in a World Cup warm-up match at the Oval on Saturday. The left-arm seamer exploited overcast conditions and a pitch with plenty of grass cover to finish with four for 33 as India were skittled out for just 179 in 39.2…

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PCB allows families to accompany players in World Cup

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday allowed players to take their families to the World Cup after their fourth match of the campaign against Australia (June 12). The PCB said that it revised its earlier decision to not allow families to accompany players after taking into consideration the policies adopted by…

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England women beat Denmark 2-0 in World Cup warm-up

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

WALSALL (Agencies): England beat Denmark 2-0 in their penultimate warm-up match before the women’s World Cup, with goals from Nikita Parris and Jill Scott in either half giving the Lionesses the win in Walsall on Saturday. Phil Neville’s side initially struggled to keep the ball but had the chance to take the lead in the…

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Amir does not need to prove himself: Moin Khan

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan believes that the selection committee performed an admirable job by selecting the squad for the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup. In an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan, the former wicketkeeper-batsman admitted that the bowling department had not been in top form. He was, however, hopeful…

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Hamilton snatches dramatic Monaco GP pole with record lap

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

MONACO (Agencies): Lewis Hamilton snatched a dramatic pole position for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix with an all-time circuit record lap in the final seconds to outpace Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.086 seconds. The defending five-time champion and series leader clocked an unprecedented lap in 1min 10.166sec to end Bottas’ run of three successive poles…

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Pakistani shooters Bashir, Akhtar participate in ISSF world cup with eyes on Olympics

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Olympian Ghulam Mustafa Bashir has set his eyes on the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol event that kicked off in Munich on Friday, chasing his dream of 2020 Tokyo Olympics place. Bashir is competing in the event along with Khalil Akhtar in their 25m rapid fire pistol events. Their competitions will begin on…

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Fashion & Movies

Aishwarya Rai admits to working in Mani Ratnam’s next

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Both of them are now set to collaborate once again for a historical drama. Aishwarya didn’t sign any project post Fanney Khan and recently during an interview the actress accepted the fact that she is a part of Mani Ratnam’s next which has been in the news for a while now. Aishwarya…

Zoya Factor to be released in September now

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sonam Kapoor’s last release was Veere Di Wedding. And now after a long wait, Sonam and South star Dulquer Salmaan’s Zoya Factor is ready to hit the theatres. Earlier the film was supposed to release in June this year but now it has been postponed to September. The makers released the new…

Rihanna launches new fashion brand in Paris

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

PARIS (Reuters): Barbadian singer Rihanna has unveiled her new fashion brand with Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, a rare move by the French group to set up a label from scratch as it taps into soaring demand for celebrity collaborations in the luxury world. Fenty – after the “Umbrella” hitmaker’s full name, Robyn Rihanna Fenty –…

DiCaprio, Pitt want to team up again after Tarantino hit

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt said Wednesday they had to tap into distant memories of being Hollywood outsiders for their star turns in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, calling it a “love letter” to the industry’s dreamers. Speaking after their movie Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood was rapturously received at the Cannes…

‘De De Pyaar De’ earns Rs50 crore

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn’s latest release, De DePyaar De, which also stars RakulPreet Singh and Tabu has continued to perform well after an impressive start at the box-office. With the film receiving positive feedback from critics as well as the audience, it has managed to sail past the Rs. 50 croremark. The film has…

Hera Pheri 3 likely to go on floors by end of this year

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Fans can rejoice. Actor Suniel Shetty lets out that the Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal franchise, Hera Pheri, which also features him, will be back to tickle the audiences’ funny bone. Hera Pheri, which first released in 2000, is a cult comedy. The sequel to this much-loved film, Phir Hera Pheri, released…

Science & Technology

Moon landing: Apollo 10 commander’s unusual request revealed

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: As Earth grew ever smaller below his spacecraft, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford made an unusual request to mission control. The year was 1969, and his vessel was the first to be equipped with a color camera, which was beaming live images to an awestruck global audience. “I was feeling real high,”…

Facebook plans to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ currency in 2020

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year. It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020. The social media giant wants to start testing its crypto-currency, which has been referred to internally as GlobalCoin, by the…

Google’s duo launches video calls with up to 8 people

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Google’s Duo video call app today introduced group video calls for up to 8 people for iOS and Android users worldwide. At launch, Duo group video calls will not be available for Google Assistant smart displays, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Google’s Nest Hub has no camera, but devices…

Microsoft introduces AR-based Minecraft game

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: After a series of testing, Microsoft has officially revealed a beta version of one of the most influential survival games, Minecraft, in Augmented Reality (AR). Titled, Minecraft Earth, the game is free to play on iOS and Android. Gamers can explore the real world and go on adventures to find treasure chests…

Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC. ARM instructed employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown. ARM’s designs form the…

Google complying with EU order in shopping case

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters): Google is complying with an EU order to boost competition in online shopping, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday, brushing aside complaints from rivals demanding more regulatory action. Hit with a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine two years ago for unfairly promoting its own comparison shopping service, Google has since offered to allow competitors…

Health

Fasting may prevent diabetes

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: “The timing of and duration between meals could be important factors to consider for people struggling with obesity-related conditions”, says the lead author of the study. The health benefits of fasting have been the subject of much hype in recent years. More and more people now fast, not just for religious purposes…

Four newborn die of malnutrition

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report THARPARKAR: Four newborn children died of malnutrition and epidemics in different areas of Tharparkar, health department said on Friday. Among dozens affected of malnutrition and under treatment at Civil Hospital Mithi and Tehsil Hospital Chachro, four newborn children breathed their last. The latest deaths have taken the death toll in Tharparkar in May…

Children of Opioid users more likely to attempt suicide: Research

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk CHICAGO: The U.S. opioid crisis is taking a toll on children of users as a study published on Wednesday showed they were more likely to attempt suicide. The study in JAMA Psychiatry published by the American Medical Association found children whose parents were prescribed opioids were twice as likely to attempt suicide as…

Two more polio cases confirmed in KP

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Health Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has confirmed two more polio cases. According to Health department of KPK, Polio virus has been confirmed in a 12 years old girl from Dera Ismail Khan and 17 months old baby girl from North Waziristan. This year Polio cases have been reached 13 in KP after…

Zhob falls in high risk in falciparum, vivax malaria

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: In order to raise awareness against malaria and save the lives of citizens from the disease, speakers at a seminar asked the participants to take precautionary measures against the disease. The seminar was organized by Human Development Foundation under PPAF-PPR project in union council Shahabzai of the district. Deputy District Health Officer…

Google’s AI-based tool to predict lung cancer

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Every year lung cancer takes more than 1.7 million lives, which is more than breast, prostate and colorectal cancer combined. The major problem is that the majority of cancers cannot be diagnosed at early stages. Google is now working to bring a change with its new AI-based tool, it hopes to make…

Travel

Emirates announces to hire cabin crew in Australia

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: The Dubai-based airline is looking for Australian workers and is holding Recruitment Day in Sydney this Saturday. “It is an exciting time for us as Emirates continues to grow both globally and within Australia”, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia, Barry Brown said. Anyone interested in a cabin crew career is encouraged…

Air passenger traffic up in Europe in April

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Air passenger traffic in Europe rose 5 percent year-on-year in April, an airport authority said on Monday. “As has occurred in previous months, the non-EU market led the growth dynamic, holding fast at 10.4 percent, on the back of Turkish airports increasing their passenger traffic by an impressive 13.9%,” Airports Council International…

Dozens flight canceled to Italy due to Italian air-traffic control strike

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Dozens of flights between the UK and Italy have been cancelled as Italian air-traffic controllers join a day of industrial action by public servants. The controllers will stop work between 1pm and 5pm, grounding flights on the busiest time of the week. Alitalia is worst hit, with more than 100 cancellations – including services…

Thailand to build two new airports to serve more visitors

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: In the same week that one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, Maya Bay, closed for four months as a result of overtourism, Airports of Thailand (AOT) board of directors approved the construction of two new airports – one in Chiang Mai and one in Phuket. Both popular tourist destinations, Phuket…

Greece facing problems due to overtourism

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk GREECE: Greece has faced a few problems in recent years. Attracting tourists hasn’t been one. The country is expected to welcome a record 32 million foreign travellers in 2018 – up from just 6.2 million in 1998 and 15 million in 2010. No major European destination has seen a bigger increase in visitor…

Brisbane airport now accepts Bitcoin payment for World travelers

By The Frontier Post | June 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Bitcoin can now be used to purchase items at this Airport. The initial announcement came out in January when the Brisbane airport authorities announced plans to initiate the procedure of using cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange at all outlets within the airport premises. The airport’s administration has quoted “the reduction of customer…

Articles

The Bundestag’s BDS Ban: Betraying international law and democracy

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Hassan Imran By passing a resolution equating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel with anti-Semitism, Germany is letting its Nazi past lead to support for an apartheid regime. Last week the German Bundestag (Parliament) passed a resolution entitled ‘Resisting the BDS [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions] movement decisively – fighting anti-Semitism’, equating BDS with anti-Semitism…

Tokyo’s balancing act between China and US

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Da Zhigang US President Donald Trump will visit Japan as a state guest from May 25 to 28. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just visited the US in late April and Trump is scheduled to attend the G20 summit held in Osaka, a Japanese city, in June. It’s rare for leaders of Japan and the…

On line health library

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

The federal government has decided to introduce online health library for which suggestions and recommendations have been sought far from provincial governments. The library will serve as a database for keeping and sharing of all relevant information about the causes of diseases and the treatment provided for them. The introduction of online health library will…

Far-right to increase its vote in upcoming European elections

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Farid Hafez “The European election will be an earthquake,” said Steve Bannon, a former special adviser to US President Donald Trump. While some argue the fired architect of Trump’s campaign has become irrelevant and thus left the United States to find new friends elsewhere, others are not so sure about his presumed irrelevance. Bannon had…

Anti-Muslim racism is a problem in UK regardless of word used

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Samayya Afzal The British government rejected a definition of Islamophobia formed by a cross party committee of MPs reportedly on the grounds that it risked the right to free expression. The UK government’s decision to reject a definition of Islamophobia, created through a consultative process led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims, is…

What Game of Thrones tells us about Western wars of liberation

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Yakoob Ahmed This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones and the Avengers End Game. So finally the curtains fall on the Game of Thrones, and it feels after much anticipation and build-up that the show like the Golden Compass has managed to kill itself with a whimper. Prior to the final episode, fans complained…

Editorial

Ban on plastic bags production

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

After the legislation banning the production of un-dissolvable plastic bags, its manufacturing units have been shifted to tribal districts wherefrom it is supplied to the settled districts. According to local police, in the absence of a clear law they cannot take action against the sellers of plastic bags. As publicity campaign Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has…

Currency smuggling

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

A news report in leading Urdu daily states that depreciation of local currency at the unprecedented pace has given impetus to smuggling of foreign currency at Torkham on Pak Afghan border which include the US dollars, EU Euro, the UK Pound Sterling , Saudi Riyal, UAE Dirham and Kuwaiti Dinar. There is a perception that…

BJP victory

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Bharatia Janta Party (BJP) led alliance grabbed 350 plus seats of lower house Lok Saba of India’s parliament and the hardliner Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term. This time the party has won 70 more seats of the lower house as compared with the elections of 2014.…

Action against non-filers

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Addressing a press conference, Chairman federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi disclosed that a letter has been sent to Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to cancel the registration of companies that did not file tax returns. He lamented that 100000 companies are registered with the SECP but less than fifty percent file income…

Islamopohobia with no boundaries

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

The racist extremists vandalized a Mosque in north Scotland and spry-painted ant-Muslim comments on its walls. The crime took place at Elgin Islamic center and the local police described the incident as unacceptable. Unlike certain West European countries and Scandinavian states of Norway and Denmark, no legislation against the Muslim tradition of full face veil…

Youth loan programme

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Federal cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday approved “Kamyab Jawan Programme” worth Rs. 100 billion. Initially each unemployed youth shall be provided a loan of Rs.1 million for setting up business and the loan ceiling shall be increased to Rs. 5 million. This recipe of political gimmick of presenting old wine in new bottle has…

Letters to Editor

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Through the lines of your esteemed news paper, i would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the sorry state of affairs of the people at the hands of police. Despite the tall claims made (still making) by previous government of reforming police department, no improvement whatsoever is seen in our area…

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

“One who does not show mercy to our children is not from my community” [Holy Prophet (SAW)] Kindness towards children was one of the Prophet’s special characteristics. Children are flowers of heaven and they are the beautiful creation of God. Child labour is a terrible and big crime. In Pakistan it is an ever growing…

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

What is behind the devaluation of Pakistani currency? What are its effects on our economy? The Pakistani currency has experienced a worst fall against the US dollar ever in the history of Rs 143 per Dollar. The rupee has lost about 35 percent since the first devaluation in Dec 2017. PM Imran Khan on the…

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

It has been reportedly learnt that the Chief minister of KP Mahmood Khan has issued directives to all the ministries/ departments and quarters concerned to fulfill all the legal formalities before tabling any bill or law in the house for legislation. They have been further directed to share and discuss the theme of the bill…

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

In the past few years, the role of a woman has changed drastically in Pakistan. Women are now stepping out of their houses to earn and break free from all stereotypes that confine women to live inside home. Women can now be seen working as fire fighters, pilots,air traffic Controllers, bankers, company executives, labourers, farmers…

TF and Pakistan’s economic quagmire

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Financial Action Task Force is a global body which aims at combating money laundering and terrorists financing. FATF grey list comprises of the countries which lacks in implementing strategic policies against terrorist financing. Pakistan was also grey listed from 2012 to 2015. But later due to efforts and policies, Pakistan was removed from the grey…