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Water level continues to rise in River Sutlej

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report KASUR: The water level continues to rise in River Sutlej with the flow crossing 60,340 cusecs and it flooded 18 villages have been inundated in the Kasur. Spokesperson of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Brig Mukhtar Ahmed, told local media that three villages namely Bakhi Wand, Chandra Singh and Ghati Kalinjar were completely…

India, other countries must shoulder fight against militants: Trump

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that other countries must assume the battle against extremists as his country negotiates a withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Trump administration has reduced the US military presence in Syria and Iraq and is negotiating a withdrawal from Afghanistan with the Taliban insurgents. But defense experts warn…

Pakistan to protest against Modi at UNGA meeting

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the party leaders to protest against Indian Prime Minister Narednra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. According to local news channel reports, PM Imran directed the PTI to stage a historic protest against state terrorism and genocide in Kashmir by India.…

Possibility of having dialogue with Modi-led govt nearly ended, says PM Iman

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the possibility of having dialogue with Modi-led Hindu nationalist government has nearly ended. In an interview with New York Times, PM Khan said that all possible efforts were made to negotiate with the Indian government, but Indian PM Narendra Modi “is unlikely to initiate talks…

Call for anti-India marches in Indian Occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, Resistance leaders have urged people to defy curfew and other restrictions and conduct big marches on streets against India’s anti-Kashmir moves and its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. The appeal has been made through posters that appeared overnight in Srinagar streets asking people to come out of their…

COAS urges Madrisah students to continue hard work for achieving prosperous, progressive country

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: High achiever students in Intermediate exams belonging to Ittehad-e-Tanzeemate-Madaris Pakistan (ITMP) from all over the country on Wednesday met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Head Quarters (GHQ) here. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), 13 students including 4 girls belonging to ITMP achieved…

Global

India, other countries must shoulder fight against militants: Trump

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that other countries must assume the battle against extremists as his country negotiates a withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Trump administration has reduced the US military presence in Syria and Iraq and is negotiating a withdrawal from Afghanistan with the Taliban insurgents. But defense experts warn…

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Russia disappointed by US missile testing plans which aggravate global security situation: Putin

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Earlier, after Sunday’s missile test at a US test range in California, Russia and China formally requested a UN Security Council meeting to discuss Washington’s plans to test and deploy new medium-range ground-based missiles. Russia regrets the US effort to develop and build missiles which violate the (now defunct) Intermediate Range Nuclear…

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Trump admin moves to end limits on child detention

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The Trump administration rele-ased a new rule Wednesday aimed at removing limits on how long migrant children can be held in custody. It is the latest effort to curb migration which has become U.S. President Donald Trump’s signature issue heading into the 2020 presidential race. The move seeks to replace limits enshrined…

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‘International waterways won’t be as safe if Iran oil exports cut to zero’

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the government is moving on the right path by reducing its nuclear commitments, stressing that Tehran cannot be patient while the other parties fail to stick to their commitments. “We have chosen the right path in reducing our commitments and have affirmed that we can…

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Burhan sworn in as head of Sudan’s sovereign council

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KHARTOUM: Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was sworn in Wednesday as head of Sudan’s sovereign council, which will run the country during a 3-year transitional period. Al-Burhan will lead the 11-member council for 21 months under a power-sharing deal between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC)…

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China detains Hong Kong based UK consulate staffer

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China on Wednesday said it has detained a staff member of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, according to media reports. The detention came when Simon Cheng Man-kit, 28 — who works as a trade and investment officer at the Scottish Development International section of the British Consulate — was on a…

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Pakistan

Top court orders re-election in SA-11

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to de-notify Grand Democratic Alliance’s Moazzam Ali Khan in Sindh Assembly constituency SA-11, on Thursday. According to reports, a three-member bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmad heard the case. During the…

Karachi receives light rainfall today

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The weather turned pleasant on Thursday morning after various parts of Karachi received drizzling and light rainfall. According to reports, different areas of  Karachi including Malir, Airport, Shara-e-Faisal, Rashid Minhas Road, Stadium Road, Hassan Square and Liaqauatabad experienced late night and early morning drizzle. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) minimum temperature…

Naval Chief visits coastal and creeks area

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited coastal and creeks area and inaugurated Special Service Operational Training Centre. He also visited one of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) launch sites and met with troops. The newly inaugurated Training Center shall provide training to Officers and men of Pakistan Navy,…

‘Clean Karachi drive continues on twitter as Mayor also joins loquacious drive:’

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Labour Saeed Ghani on Wednesday said that it was extremely regrettable that all the stakeholders of Karachi were unable to resolve the problems being faced by the people of Karachi jointly. Talking to media persons, he said that that the most trumpeted Clean Karachi Drive continued on…

Bill to increase Balochistan seats in Assemblies on cards: Sanjrani

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said that a bill to increase the number of National and Provincial Assembly seats for Balochistan will be introduced during the coming session of the Senate. “Consultation is being carried with all the parties in the Parliament in this regard,” Sanjrani said.  He expressed these views while…

CM orders crackdown against extortionists, drug peddlers

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Wadood Jan PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday ordered crackdown against extortionists and drug peddlers adding that the draft bill for control of synthetic drugs including Ice will be passed soon from the Provincial Assembly which will be the first ever legislation for control of Ice drug in the province. He was…

Afghanistan

Military action leaves 40 terrorists dead in Ghor

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

FIROZ KOH CITY (Agencies): As many as 40 anti-government militias were killed during military operation carried out by Afghan security forces in Ghor province. GhulamNasirKhazae governor of Ghor said, the military operation have launched to annihilate armed oppositions and ensure peace and stability in Baidan region, FirozKoh city the provincial capital of Ghor province, in…

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Abdullah raises serious questions regarding release of Khalilullah Ferozi, Haji Delawar

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President runner and chief executive of the unity government Abdullah Abdullah raised serious questions regarding the release of the former CEO of Kabul Bank KhalilullahFerozi and former Senate adviser Haji Delawar. Speaking during a gathering in Kabul, Abdullah said why the government decided to release Ferozi ahead of the presidential elections. Abdullah…

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Norway ‘ready’ to host Afghan peace negotiations

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Norwegian special envoy for Afghanistan, Per Albert Ilsaas, in a meeting with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said that his country is ready to host intra-Afghan negotiations and that it is working for facilitating the talks, Mr. Abdullah’s office said in a statement. The statement said that Mr. Abdullah and the Norwegian…

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Preparations for election on right track, says IEC Chief

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Chairperson of the Independent Election Commission, Hawa Alam Nuristani, at a press conference assured that her team is fully ready to hold the presidential election on its scheduled time. She said that all required election materials, including ballot papers, result sheets, and ink, have arrived from abroad and the transfer of the…

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Afghan Forces kill, detain 16 Taliban in Logar

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOGAR: The Afghan Special Forces conducted separate operations in central Logar province killing or detaining at least 16 Taliban militants. The informed military sources said Wednesday that the Special Forces killed 9 Taliban militants during a raid in Azrah district of Logar. The sources further added that the Special Forces arrested 5 Taliban…

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President receives Takhar governor

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, met with the Takhar provincial governor, Abdul HaqShafaq at the Presidential Palace, where Abdul MatinBek was present. The governor shared his suggestion about building of airport in the provincial capital Taluqan, attention to the Ay Khanum port, good governance and security with the President. The President, meanwhile, said the…

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Business

Local POL production dips by 8.35%

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The overall production of petroleum commodities has witnessed a decrease of 8.35% during the fiscal year 2018-19 as compared to corresponding period of 2017-18. The POL products that showed negative growth include Jet Fuel Oil the production of which decreased by 9.54 percent during the period under review, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics…

Bank AL Habib declares PBT of Rs.8.55 billion

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Board of Directors of Bank AL Habib Limited (the Bank) announced the financial results for the Half Year ended June 30, 2019. The Bank reported the profit before tax of Rs. 8.55 billion for the half year ended June 30, 2019 as compared to Rs. 7.08 billion for the corresponding period,…

Pakistan Cables wins Best Corporate Report award 2018

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Cables Annual report 2017-18 wins the Merit award for the best corporate report of 2018. ICMA Best Corporate Report award are held annually to recognize best corporate reporting practices. Mr. WaqasMahmood – Senior Manager Finance at Pakistan Cables received the award on behalf of the Company. Founded in 1953, Pakistan Cables…

JS Bank and WWF-Pakistan initiate 100,000 mangroves plantation drive

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: To mitigate the impact of climate change and increase tree cover, WWF-Pakistan and JS Bank launched a drive to plant 100,000 mangrove saplings along the coastal belt of Balochistan. This campaign aims to mitigate climate change, regulate water cycles and increase green cover across the country. During the launch event, saplings were…

CMC appoints Chief Operating Officer

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s leading perception management company, CMC, has appointed Faisal Siddiqi as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new capacity, he will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership in all activities pursued by the company with special emphasis on public advocacy and perception management. Faisal, who holds a Masters in…

PSO marks Plant for Pakistan Day

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan State Oil, the nation’s largest oil marketing company actively participated in the ‘Plant for Pakistan Day” campaign that is in line with Prime Minister’s Green & Clean Pakistan mission. On August 18th 2019, tree plantation events were held at different locations of the company across the country.  MD & CEO, PSO,…

Sports

England call up Pope as Roy concussion cover

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: England have called up Surrey batsman Ollie Pope to be on standby for the third Ashes Test at Headingley if Jason Roy suffers a delayed concussion. Opener Roy, 29, was struck on the head during net practice on Tuesday but is available to play as it stands after passing a concussion test.…

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Imad is fine with both foreigner or Pakistani coach

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: All-rounder ImadWasim believes it does not matter of whether the head coach is a foreigner or Pakistani unless the game of cricket is going in the right direction. Imad said it does not matter who the head coach is as his job was to perform to the best of his abilities. “Whoever…

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Pakistan to host International Series Badminton tournament in November

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan would host the International Series Badminton Tournament in November this year which would also serve as a qualifying round for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF), Secretary, Wajid Ali Chaudhry said a total of 35 to 40 international teams would participate in the prestigious event to be held here…

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England confirm Pakistan, West Indies Tests for 2020

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: England will play 18 games in their 2020 home summer against four different opponents, the ECB confirmed on Wednesday. The home summer begins later than usual, with the first of three Tests against West Indies starting at The Oval on June 4. They will then play three T20Is and three ODIs against…

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PCB constitution tweaked to tone down PM’s powers

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The government of Pakistan formally notified the new PCB constitution with certain amendments, toning down the powers of its own patron-in-chief. This is the fourth time in the last 12 years that the PCB constitution has been redrafted. This latest change means the patron-in-chief, who is also the country’s prime minister, has…

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Pogba racist abuse: Twitter to meet Man Utd and kick it out

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Twitter will meet Manchester United and Kick It Out following online racist abuse directed at Paul Pogba. The Frenchman became the third player in a week to be racially abused on social media following a penalty miss. Several of Pogba’s team-mates criticised the abuse, while England women’s manager Phil Neville called for…

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Fashion & Movies

Michael Jackson art show opens in Finland despite controversy

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk HELSINKI: An exhibition of art inspired by Michael Jackson opened Tuesday in Helsinki with organisers insisting it was not a “celebration” of the singer, still dogged by abuse allegations a decade after his death. “Michael Jackson: On the Wall” brings together old and new works depicting the iconic pop star and his impact…

Spider-Man’s Marvel future in peril as Sony deal breaks down

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Marvel’s superhero films could lose their most famous character after Sony confirmed Tuesday that talks over its deal to share Spider-Man with the Disney-owned studio have broken down. The Marvel movies have together grossed $22 billion at the global box office, and British actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has become an increasingly…

Mazari asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as UN Ambassador

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights ShireenMazari has sent a letter to UNICEF to take action against Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and remove her as its peace ambassador for her warmongering comment. In a letter to the UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H Fore, she drew the attention towards the issue of Priyanka Chopra’s…

Bollywood mourns the loss of veteran music composer Khayyam

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Late last night, we received the shocking news of veteran music director and composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi’s passing away. He was the man behind albums like Umraojaan and Kabhie Kabhie which went on to become popular and remain in the hearts of people even to this date. Khayyam had been admitted…

Batla House remains steady at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: John Abraham starrer Batla House released on Independence Day and pulled a big crowd on day one itself. The film opened with Rs. 15.55 crores at the box-office and is having a promising run at the theatres. Keeping up with a steady start, Batla House collected Rs. 10.90 crores on its first…

Taylor Swift heading for 14th UK Top 10 single with Lover

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The Official Chart, First Look, which is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 today between 6pm – 7pm, offers a first glance of the Top 20 ahead of Friday’s Official Singles Chart Top 100. The chart is based on preliminary sales and early streaming reports. Here’s how the week is shaping up so…

Science & Technology

Ripples in space-time suggest a black hole swallowed a neutron star

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Astronomers watching the cosmos for faint ripples in space-time may have detected a black hole swallowing up a neutron star for the very first time. Gravitational wave observatories in the US and Europe were switched back on after upgrades in April to hunt for these extreme cosmic events, and since then…

Indian spacecraft to land on Moon on September 7

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India’s moon mission is all set to make its first landing on Sept. 7, an official said Tuesday. The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft successfully entered the lunar orbit earlier Tuesday, said Kailasavadivoo Sivan, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). “Today, we’ve crossed a major milestone. The precise LOI [Lunar Orbiter…

NASA installs rock-sampling toolkit on Mars 2020 rover

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFRONIA: NASA continues work on its Mars 2020 rover, a vehicle that will be launched on its mission to the Red Planet next summer. Ahead of that launch, the space agency says its scientists are working hard to ensure the rover is ready to land and acquire samples from the planet’s surface that’ll…

Huawei P Smart Pro major specs spilled online

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The Huawei Nova 5T was spotted on Android Enterprise website yesterday. However, Huawei is also working on a similar smartphone named Huawei P smart Pro which has also now popped up there, revealing its official name along with some other information. The front panel of the P smart Pro is visible in…

Facebook extends Instagram AR feature

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Facebook opened its Spark AR platform to the public on Instagram, enabling users to create and publish custom AR special effects, and reportedly pitching the company head-to-head against Snapchat’s Lenses feature. Instagram first rolled out AR effects in May 2018, and Facebook said more than 1 billion people have used Spark AR-powered…

Steroid-tools-based social media affecting domestic value-bonds

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: In the cyber world of modern steroid technology, Internet is playing a pivotal role in constructing human life, but, at the same time, deteriorating the social lives of the individuals through breaking domestic and social value-bonds and standings of society. The social media is one of the largest modern-day facility provider tool.…

Health

Dengue fever claims 2nd life in district Mansehra

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report MANSEHRA: A girl student of 2nd year Wednesday lost her life, second in Mansehra district during last four days, due to dengue fever which has stroked back in district during last week. The unfortunate 15 year old girl Adia daughter of Malik Iftikhar died of dengue fever while another person reportedly died by…

PM Imran Khan chairs emergency meeting on polio crisis

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chairing an emergency on the polio crisis in Pakistan, on Wednesday. Prime minister’s focal person on polio Babar Atta briefed the meeting.  According to details, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, federal ministers and heads of global institutions also attended the meeting. A report prepared…

Health Minister directs to start anti-polio awareness campaign

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Provincial Health Minister Dr. Hasham Inamulah Khan Monday directed entire District Health Officers (DHOs) to take effective measures for prevention of crippling polio disease and should initiate awareness campaigns in their respective areas. He was issued these directives while presiding over a meeting of health department held here. He has also been…

Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk DR CPONGO: Measles has killed 2,758 people in DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said, and called Saturday for a “massive mobilisation of funds.” The disease, preventable with a vaccine, has infected over 145,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo between…

Machine learning reveals links between genetic factors and behavior

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk UTAH: Researchers at the University of Utah Health have used machine learning to start making links between seemingly instinctive, random behaviors and the genetic factors that shape such behaviors. Using machine learning to study mice with differences in their genetics and age, the team found that these differences influenced the behavioral sequences the…

Eating more plant-based foods may be linked to better heart health

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American…

Travel

British Airways keen to buy up its Norwegian rival

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk It’s no surprise that in the same week British Airways launched its no-frills fares on long-haul flights, the UK flag carrier considers a move for Norwegian. After all, the Scandinavian airline is all-but the reason BA felt the need to introduce hand luggage-only fares on its longer routes to compete with more fervour at the…

Superb Egypt temple that had to be moved

By The Frontier Post | April 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk Deep within the interior of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel, carved into a mountainside in southern Egypt’s ancient Nubian Valley, lies a vast, wondrous world. Pillars adorned with intricate military artworks support a ceiling painted with winged vultures. Floor-to-ceiling hieroglyphics depicting the victorious battles of Pharaoh Ramses II, the same man responsible…

These 25 cities have the worst traffic jams in Europe

By The Frontier Post | April 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk Paris is the third most congested city in Europe behind only London in second and Moscow, a runaway leader, new data shows. Motorists in the French capital spend on average 65 hours a year in traffic, according to statistics from Inrix global traffic scorecard and the Department for Transport analyzed by GoCompare. Londoners…

The world’s fastest zip wire in North Wales just got faster

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk It’s a good week for anyone with an interest in hurtling themselves down a wire at 125mph. Zip World in North Wales has just unveiled its new zipline Velocity 2. The wire allows riders to glide 25mph faster than on the original Velocity, unveiled as the world’s fastest in 2013.. With a steeper decline…

Why Your Flights Have Been Seeming More Turbulent Lately

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk Seven people threw up on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to San Jose last week due to severe turbulence. Last month, “pretty much everyone on the plane,” threw up during a particularly. Even the pilot’s reported being on the verge of vomit. Unusual weather patterns and strong winds have generated multiple reports of…

The Happiest Place on Earth is quickly becoming the Pinkest Place on Earth

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk If Cinderella blue, Snow White red, and Belle yellow are the only colors you think of when you dream of Disney, that’s all about to change. Come April, Disney parks on both coasts will start selling sparkly Minnie ears and spirit jerseys, embossed, long-sleeved, athletic-style shirts — in a faded “millennial pink” hue. If…

Articles

Does Turkey need US consent to launch a military operation in Syria?

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

Ahmed Al-Burai “We will carry the long-awaited operation against terrorist elements in northern Syria to the next stage very soon,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said recently. Ankara is bracing to launch its third cross-border military operation against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist organization. Turkey says both Russia and…

Kashmir conflict now a global concern

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Iqbal Khan BJP governments have always ditched India on its vital national interests. Its first Prime Minister AB Vajpayee took the fateful decision of India’s overt nuclearisation. Without such a folly, Pakistan’s nuclear weapon programme could not have seen the light of the day.  And now BJP’s second Prime Minister NarendraModi has gifted to Pakistan…

Role of opposition in a democratic setup

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

Asmat Shah Garwaki As history depicts, Hujras (guesthouses) in Pashtun-dominated areas have been playing a highly significant role to keep people abreast of day to day events, national and even international developments. Hujra is common gathering place in a village where people get together after evening till late night, sipping green tea and exchanging views…

Message behind release of Iranian oil tanker

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2019

Mohammad Ghaderi The Gibraltar court ordered the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 to be released. The tanker was seized by the British Royal Marines about a month ago.  This verdict was the ending of an elaborate game designed by John Bolton National Security Advisor of the United States and Mike Pompeo, carried out by the…

Turkey-China relations and beyond

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2019

Muhammet Ali Guler Official relations between Turkey and China began in 1971, and from that time, they have seen ups and downs. Over the last decade, however, relations have seen observable improvements, mainly in the political, economic and cultural fields. In the political domain, the leaders of the two sides have advocated stable discourse and…

Mind Mapping the Money Laundering regime in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2019

Shahid Ilyas Khan Money laundering is one of the most complex form of all white collar crimes. It is rightly called the ‘’Dirty money’’ as it has far reaching negative effect upon the economy of any country. In Pakistan this phenomenon has been increasing at an alarming speed due to the ill gotten money which…

Editorial

Dearth of anti-Rabies vaccine

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

A prominently published new item in a Urdu daily states that anti-Rabies vaccine are out of stock in all categories of government hospitals. The vaccines are used in treatment of dog bites which were used to be available in pharmacies of different categories of hospitals at the causality department but even in Rural Health Centers…

Macroeconomic indicators

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) report indicates steep fall of 73 percent to $579 million in the current account deficit in the month of July as compared with $2.13 billion in the same period last year. The exports have shown an increase of 10 percent to $2.233 billion compared with the value of exports…

Hindrances in polio eradication

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

The polio eradication drives could not achieve the desired results as 49 new cases have been reported across the province of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. Health Minister Dr.Ihtisham Inam Ullah chaired a meeting which decided for the formation of committee to work out recommendations for effective polio control and District Health Officers were directed to carry out…

Downturn of economy

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

The irrational energy input pricing, extremely tight monetary policy and excessive borrowing of the incumbent govern have accelerated the downturn of the economy which may be then heading toward economic melt down if corrective measures are not taken. The report released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics indicates that production in large scale manufacturing has contracted…

Plant for Pakistan programme

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

The spokesman of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Forest department has claimed that 5 million sapling have been planted in a single day across the province in Aforestation Campaign under Plant for Pakistan to offset the growing impact of climate change. The provincial government also claimed that under the previous PTI led government the area under forests has…

Myth of promoting knowledge economy

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan in his maiden speech after taking the oath of office referred to the role of knowledge economy in the sustained level of economic development of the country and prosperity of its people. His realisation about the importance of knowledge economy is based upon the spectacular level of economic growth and prosperity…

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…