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Curfew, communication blackout in IOK continues on 43rd consecutive day

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: The Modi-led Hindu nationalist Indian government continued the curfew and communication blackout across occupied Kashmir on the 43rd consecutive day on Monday. Indian military continued to siege the occupied valley since August 5 when Narendra Modi-led Indian government repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir and imposed strict clampdown in the territory.…

Indian forces detain ex-CM occupied Kashmir Farooq Abdullah

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Indian forces detained former Occupied Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act on Monday. According to details, the tensions are reaching boiling point in Indian-occupied Kashmir as the draconian military curfew enters a 43rd consecutive day. The Indian news website The Wire reported that Farooq Abdullah has been detained…

IMF SOS mission to reach Islamabad today

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) SOS mission will land in Islamabad on Monday (today). According to report, the IMF team is arriving Pakistan for suggesting ways to the cash-strapped government to curtail the budget deficit being faced by the country. The IMF expressed concern over Pakistan’s economic performance in the first two months…

US ´locked and loaded´ after Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Sunday the US is “locked and loaded” to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran, which have sent oil prices soaring. It is the first time the president has hinted at a potential American military response to the drone attacks, which slashed Saudi…

Indian troops martyr three youth in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

F.P. Report SRINAGAR: Indian occupation forces in their unabated acts of state terrorism in occupied Kashmir on Sunday martyred three youth in Jammu region, as unprecedented military siege and communication blockade entered 42nd day. According to Kashmir Media Service, The troops killed two youth in a fake encounter in Kathua district on Thursday, while another…

IMF SOS mission to arrive in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: International Monetary Fund (IMF) is sending its SOS (Save Our Soul) mission to Pakistan for suggesting ways to the cash-strapped government to curtail the budget deficit being faced by the country. The IMF expressed concern over Pakistan’s economic performance in the first two months and is sending its SOS mission to Islamabad.…

Global

US ´locked and loaded´ after Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Sunday the US is “locked and loaded” to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran, which have sent oil prices soaring. It is the first time the president has hinted at a potential American military response to the drone attacks, which slashed Saudi…

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Hong Kong protesters call on UK to stand against China

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Those gathered waved British flags, sang “God save the Queen” and chanted “U.K. save Hong Kong.” With banners declaring “one country,…

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WH does not rule out Trump-Rouhani meeting after Saudi attacks

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The White House on Sunday did not rule out a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even after Washington accused Iran of being behind drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said the attacks on Saturday “did not help” prospects for a meeting…

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Top Belgian diplomat faces corruption probe

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders is being probed for alleged financial corruption, local media reported Saturday. Preliminary investigation was carried out into claims made by a former member of the country’s intelligence services about alleged corruption and money laundering in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a related development, European Commission President-elect…

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Saudi FM flays Netanyahu pledge to annex WBank

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

JEDDAH (Agencies): Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf said on Sunday that the new Israeli measures are invalid and everything resulting from them is rejected by the Kingdom, after Prime Min-ister Netanyahu announced he is convening his final pre-election Cabinet meeting in a part of the West Bank he’s vowed to annex if re-elected. Al-Assaf…

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Iran denies responsibility for Saudi oil attacks

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day targeting the world’s biggest oil processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia, just hours after America’s top diplomat alleged that Tehran was behind the “unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.” The attacks Saturday claimed…

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Pakistan

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Couple receives injuries as toy bomb explodes

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Hafiz Muhammad Aziz-ur-Rehman HAFIZABAD: A young couple of Channi Sultan received serious injuries when a toy bomb exploded while they were cutting bushes on the bank of River Chenab near Qadirabad Barrage on Sunday. After receiving the information of the incident, police, Civil Defence and Bomb Disposal Squad rushed to-the-spot to collect evidence. The injured…

24/7 opening of Torkham border shows increase in Pak/Afghan bilateral trade

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Round the clock opening of Torkham border has started showing increasing in bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan, registering significant increase in imports and exporters between the two neighbouring countries. “During the last eight days when the Torkham border is opened round the clock, around 100 percent increase in imports and a…

Murad suspends MS Mirpurkhas hospital for negligence

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has placed the services of Medical Superintendent and Civil Surgeon/Transport In-charge under suspension for refusing ambulance service to a man, Ramesh Bheel for transporting body of his son. It may be recalled that Ramesh Bheel had admitted his two-year-old son, Chetan in Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas…

Innovation is being introduced for efficient service delivery: CM

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan on Sunday said that innovation is being introduced in the provincial departments and institutions for timely and efficient delivery of services to the people adding that for this purpose KP Information Technology Board (KPITB) and other institutions are being made truly active. Talking to the Member…

World community urged to play role in putting end to miseries of Kashmiri people

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Over eight million Kashmiri people in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K) have been locked in their homes for more than six weeks since the unlawful and unilateral actions of India to revoke Articles 35A and 370 of the Indian Constitution on August 5. Outside the region, their friends and families…

Afghanistan

Afghans on the edge of landmark presidential polls

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghans remain on the edge as the country’s landmark election process gains momentum amid collapsed peace talks between the US and Taliban. The polls slated for Sep. 28 were largely overshadowed by the rejuvenated yet fragile peace parley until it was abruptly scrapped by US President Donald Trump last weekend. A total…

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People’s trust be restored before elections, says residents of Paktia

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk GARDEZ: The residents of southeastern Paktia province say people’s trust was badly tarnished in the presidential and parliamentary elections and needs to be restored. The matter was echoed during a meeting between Independent Election Commission officials, women rights activists and members of political parties. Abdul Sammad Paktin, a civil society activist, said in…

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Afghanistan has made significant strides for peace

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan Ambassador to the United States, Roya Rahmani, said her country knows “that peace is on the horizon,” and “it will come on our terms”. “Although progress isn’t always easy…to see, we have made significant strides in laying the groundwork for peace in Afghanistan,” said Rahmani. “For the first time in generations,…

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Bombing Kabul was not a good idea, Taliban made a big mistake, says Trump

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US President Donald Trump has said the Taliban group made a big mistake by bombing Kabul which killed at least 12 people including an American soldier. President Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday “The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now. Killing 12…

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Taliban asks ICRC to resume activities

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report KABUL: The Islamic Emirate had a number of issues with the quality and quantity of activities being carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan which forced the Islamic Emirate to suspend their activities and scrap the security guarantees which the Islamic Emirate has given to all committed NGOs…

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Forces destroy biggest bomb-making factories

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI: The Afghan Special Forces discovered and destroyed one of the biggest bomb factories of Taliban during an operation in Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces discovered the bomb making factory in Moqor district. The statement further added that the Special Forces confiscated…

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Business

Fed trades ‘remarkably positive’ for ‘no precedents’ after volatile year

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A year ago, US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell held a “remarkably positive outlook” for an economy enjoying a “historically rare” combination of good news including low unemployment, steady inflation and strong growth that were all expected to continue. When the Fed meets this week, the discussion will be about just how…

UAW threatens a walkout at GM after contract expires

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: The United Auto Workers (UAW) turned up the pressure on General Motors Co, threatening a strike by Sunday night if the company does not agree to its terms and ordering 850 maintenance workers at five GM facilities to walk off the job. After the union’s four-year contract with GM expired without agreement…

US Fed to cut rates again as optimism is tested

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Facing a dauntingly uncertain economic horizon and ceaselessly pelted with insults and demands for stimulus from the US president, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates in the coming week. Though Chairman Jerome Powell has at times struggled to send markets a clear message, since announcing the first rate cut…

SCCI election 2019-20: FCAA KP announces to support Businessman Forum

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Frontier Customs Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (FCAA-KP) has announced full support to Businessman Forum in executive body election of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) for year 2019-20, which is scheduled to be held tomorrow (Tuesday) in the chamber house. In this connection, a meeting of FCCA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held…

Efforts on to increase POL production

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government was working on a multi-pronged strategy to increase production of petroleum commodities by revamping the existing oil refineries and opening up the sector for private companies to create an environment of competition. “Three oil refineries, out of five existing facilities, were inefficient, and the government has announced a 10-year tax…

24/7 opening of Torkham border shows increase in Pak/Afghan bilateral trade

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Round the clock opening of Torkham border has started showing increasing in bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan, registering significant increase in imports and exporters between the two neighbouring countries. “During the last eight days when the Torkham border is opened round the clock, around 100 percent increase in imports and a…

Sports

Pakistan to give its best in series

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Bating legend Javed Miandad has advised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the green-shirts to focus on giving the best in the series against Sri Lanka this month. The Sri Lankan team would be playing three ODIs and as many Twenty20s in September and October against Pakistan. According to reports, Sri Lankan players,…

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Pliskova claims fourth title

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Zhengzhou (Agencies): Karolina Pliskova swept past Petra Martic in straight sets to win the WTA Zhengzhou Open in China. Pliskova only needed 77 minutes to beat the Croatian 6-3 6-2 in a rain-interrupted final for her fourth tournament success of 2019. The Czech player, top seed at the event, only dropped one set all week…

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England beat Australia by 135 runs to draw series

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

LONDON (AFP): England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high. Victory for the home side means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972, although holders Australia retain the…

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Nabi, Mujeeb shine in record Afghanistan win

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

DHAKA (AFP): Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman starred respectively with bat and ball as Afghanistan thrashed Bangladesh by 25 runs in their second match of the tri-nation Twenty20 international tournament in Dhaka on Sunday. Nabi hit an unbeaten 84 off 54 balls under pressure to guide Afghanistan to 164-6 before Mujeeb claimed a career…

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Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win FIBA World Cup

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time since 2006 on Sunday, completing a stunning campaign for a squad considered by many to be among the outsiders when the 32-team tournament began. The Spaniards scored first and never relinquished the lead, relying on swarming interior defense…

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Cricket Australia officials to visit Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Cricket Australia officials, including the chief executive Kevin Roberts and the security manager Sean Carroll will arrive in Pakistan on September 17. On a one-day visit to Pakistan, the CA officials will meet the chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Ehsan Mani and the CEO Waseem Khan and they will also interact with few…

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Fashion & Movies

FIA opens money laundering probe against Sofia Mirza

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) on Sunday launched an investigation into the money laundering case against prominent actress and model Sofia Mirza. According to details, a four-member team will conduct investigations into the matter, Deputy Director of the FIA will be in charge of the investigative team. Assistant Director of the FIA,…

‘I am deeply ashamed’: Felicity Huffman weeps as judge hands down sentence in admissions scandal

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: A Boston judge sentenced Felicity Huffman to two weeks behind bars on Friday for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT scores in the sweeping college admissions scandal. The former “Desperate Housewives” star wept as she apologized to the court and her two daughters for her shameful actions before Judge Indira Talwani…

Chhichhore going strong at the box office

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Nitesh Tiwari directorial Chhichhore has been going strong at the box office. The film opened at Rs 7.01 crore which rose up to Rs 16.41 crore on its first Sunday. Further, Chhichhore minted Rs 8.10 crore on Monday, Rs 10.05 crore on Tuesday, Rs 7.20 crore on Wednesday and Rs 7.50 crore…

Kareena Kapoor Khan wants to do more reality shows

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in Veere Di Wedding on the big screen, is now a regular on the small screen. The actress treated her fans to the news of judging a dance reality show which is being aired on Zee Tv currently. Recently, in an interview with a daily…

Sufi folk festival from Sept 19

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A four-day folk festival at Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur will commence from September 19. According to a statement on Thursday, the festival is being jointly organized by the Thespianz Foundation Karachi and Shah Abdul Latif University. Vice Chancellor (VC), Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, Prof Dr Parveen Shah and…

Aamir Khan to work in Gulshan Kumar’s biopic

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: This sure comes as good news to all the Aamir Khan fans. He is back to playing the late music baron, Gulshan Kumar in the biopic titled Mogul. Aamir Khan, who was producing the film as well, backed out of the film last year following the #MeToo allegations against Subhash Kapoor, the…

Science & Technology

Britain’s crime agency may use Alexa to build ‘Voiceprint’ database

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: As the increased availability of facial recognition technology has been raising concerns over its potential for being used to violate privacy and in surveillance, the rise of voice assistants adds to the need for heightened data protection. Britain’s National Crime Agency is secretly working on a database of voice recordings to facilitate…

NASA tests space concrete for future Mars habitats

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need someplace to hang their hat (or spacesuit helmet). Concrete could potentially allow…

Google agrees 945 million euro tax settlement with France

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle claims with French…

Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: When Apple Inc (AAPL.O) introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.” “When you press the shutter button…

China’s biggest radio telescope picked up over 100 mysterious signals from outer space

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China’s largest radio telescope has been picking up mysterious signals from outer space. It’s been detecting what are known as ‘FRBs’ (Fast Radio Bursts) which are small pulses of radio waves originating out in the cosmos. The source of the signals is unknown but they are believed to be coming from a…

Apple launches three new iPhones with better cameras, chips

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Tuesday played to its strengths with powerful new iPhone and iPad models able to serve as stages for its new game and television services. The Silicon Valley titan added into the mix a new-generation Apple Watch that can tell when a place it getting too noisy or help point…

Health

1,133 cases of dengue reported in KP

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department dengue report around 1133 dengue cases have so far reported across the province. The report said that in the last 24 hours around 98 cases of dengue were reported in which 55 cases were reported from Peshawar. The report further added that in Swat, Battagram…

Scientists find psychiatric drugs affect gut contents

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk COPENHAGEN: Scientists are increasingly finding that the microbiome — the bacterial content of the digestive system — has effects on other functions in the body, and vice versa. A group of Irish-based scientists has given 7 groups of rats (8 animals in each group) normal or slightly elevated levels of individual psychopharmaceuticals, including…

55 cases of dengue reported from KP, 39 from Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the dengue updates report around 55 cases so far reported of dengue in which 39 cases were reported from Peshawar. According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department around 11 cases were reported of dengue from district while one case was reported from district Mansehra, one case reported from Charsadda, three…

Directs stern action against propagandists: CM directs authorities to be active in preventing, controlling Dengue virus

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday directed all departments concerned to play proactive role for the prevention and control of Dengue virus in the province further directing the immediate hiring of entomologists for exterminating the virus permanently from the province. He was presiding over meeting, held here at Chief Minister’s…

Dengue confirmed among seven patients in Haripur

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

F.P. Report HARIPUR: At-least 18 suspected patients of dengue fever Wednesday admitted in Dengue Ward of District Headquarters Hospital Haripur where 7 were confirmed with the disease after blood analysis from National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad. According to District Health Officer (DHO) office, Haripur 18 suspected patients of Dengue fever including children, women, and…

Dengue fever claims one more life in Fiasalabad

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: A 14-year-old boy succumbed to dengue fever in Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital, on Wednesday. According to reports, the deceased was identified as Aryan and he was admitted in the hospital few days back after being diagnosed with dengue larvae. Apart from this, three other patients including two sisters have also been found infected…

Travel

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…

French strikes: The days to avoid train and plane travel in France in April

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

PARIS (AFP): French rail workers will stage rolling strikes from April to June which threaten to cause travel misery for passengers across the country. Meanwhile Air France staff will also walk out on certain days in April. Here’s a look at the dates you might want to avoid travelling. Rail unions have described the move…

Is Flying Via Private Jet Really an Accessible Option for Businesses?

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2018

The private jet charter sector is undergoing a revolution of sorts. A new business model and the integration of new technology means that chartering a private jet is easier and costs less than ever before. So, here we explore if flying via private jet really an accessible option for businesses. “The Uber of the Skies”…

Looking for inspiration for Easter – and beyond?

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2018

The best family days out in the UK for spring 2018 Looking for inspiration for Easter – and beyond? Here’s our pick of 25 places to visit, from new attractions to  Roman around … re-enactors at Birdoswald Fort, Hadrian’s Wall. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images NEW OPENINGS Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland It may date back to around…

Articles

Why did Trump give John Bolton the boot?

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Washington was shook by Trump’s sacking of National Security Advisor John Boltonon Tuesday. Trump’s two previous National Security Advisors were soldiers. Bolton was not a soldier, but a tougher hawk militarist and an even bigger imperialist Neocon. In fact, it’s no surprise Bolton was fired. Trump’s negotiations with the Taliban to pull U.S.…

Palestine or Shangri-La: Which way will Kashmir drift?

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Hilal Mir Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money. A massive public uprising erupted when in 2008 about 50 acres of forestland were transferred clandestinely to a panel managing the annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan Hindu cave shrine…

Underestimating Trump’s long game is a huge mistake

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Hilal Kaplan US President Donald Trump was made fun of, humiliated or despised even before he was elected. Today, however, it has become a common trend in analyses and interpretations about him. Much can be said of his active use of Twitter or his frequent viewing of Fox News and his failure to be a…

A plea for relevant news:‘Do less, better’

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Alexandra Borchardt The British public can’t get enough news about Brexit – at least, that’s what news platforms’ data analytics say. But according to the Reuters Institute’s latest Digital News Report, 71% of the British public tries to avoid media coverage of the United Kingdom’s impending departure from the European Union. This disparity, which can…

New Asia initiative in Turkish foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Muhammet Ali Guler Asia has always been in the orbit of Turkish foreign policy. However, the desired level of stable, strong relations with the region has not yet been achieved. Over the past two decades, Turkey has endeavored to forge relations with Asian countries, resulting in greatly improved political, economic, cultural and tourism relations compared…

Loan prime rate signals PRC rate cuts

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Andy Brown China seems ready to lower its interest rates and the move, which looks likely to follow closely a similar cut by the US Federal Reserve expected on September 19, should create an attractive environment for investors. The signs from Beijing are certainly there, and none are clearer or more significant than the introduction…

Editorial

Vague logic

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

In a press statement, Central President of Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandiyar Wali Khan alleged that the policy of weakening democratic institutions is still on whereas democracy must reign supreme. He said that for this purpose neutral and transparent elections should be held and power be transferred to what he called to the newly elected…

Fast-tracking CPEC

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

The federal cabinet in its meeting scheduled for September 17, among other items on the agenda, would also consider pros and cons of establishing CPEC Authority to fast-track implementation of projects which have been included in its framework of this flagship initiative of China and Pakistan. Earlier, the parliamentary committee on CPEC in a meeting…

Government’s Housing schemes

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan approved three housing schemes one each in Peshawar, Swat and Hangu for providing low cost houses to the people under “Naya Pakistan Housing Programme” of the Prime Minister. The population of the provincial metropolis has increased at alarming speed. But after the launching of Regi Model Town in 2000, no new…

Demand of fresh polls

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Addressing a press conference, Senior PPP leader and former Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani made a demand for holding fresh elections. He criticised the Law Minister Farogh Naseem proposal of invoking Article 149 of the Constitution to sort out the lingering administrative issues of Karachi and described it illegal. He opined that federal government can…

Implementing IMF programme

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Responding to a question in a media briefing in Washington about cutting subsides and increase in tax collection, International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesperson Gerry Rice reminded the government of Pakistan about the two major components of fund’s loan programme worth $6 billion, which include mobalisation of sufficient domestic tax revenue and putting public debt on…

Teachers’ pen-down strike

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Peshawar University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has announced pen-down strike in all departments from September 16 and has demanded for the acceptance of their genuine demands. The issue of financial crisis in this university and a few other old public sector universities has gone worse due to the indifference shown by the provincial government. Khyber Pukhtunkhwa…

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…