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Kartarpur Corridor a ‘practical example’ of Pakistan’s desire for peace: UN chief

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report NAROWAL: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Corridor on Tuesday, where the UN chief was briefed about the facilities being provided to the Sikh community by the Pakistani government, reported Radio Pakistan. The UN chief, who is on a four-day visit to Pakistan, was told that the purpose of opening…

Death toll in Karachi’s toxic gas leak surges to 14: health official

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh health department has announced 14 deaths in Karachi’s toxic gas leak incident in the port area. Dr Zafar Mehdi, focal person of the provincial health department, in a statement said that 14 persons have been died at the city’s hospitals due to inhaling poisonous gas during last two days. Giving details,…

Pakistan conducts successful flight test of Ra’ad-II cruise missile: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Tuesday conducted successful flight test of Air-Launched Cruise Missile Ra’ad-II, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement. According to ISPR, Cruise Missile Ra’ad-II, with a range of 600 Km, significantly enhances air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea. The weapon system is equipped with state of…

Pakistan welcomes UN Chief’s offer in resolving outstanding issues b/w Pakistan, India

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ offer of his good offices in resolving outstanding issues between Pakistan and India. This was stated by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while talking to media in Islamabad on Tuesday after the concluding ceremony of two-day International Refugee Summit marking forty years of Afghan…

No negligence to be tolerated in provision of best healthcare facilities to masses: PM

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said no negligence will be tolerated in provision of best possible healthcare facilities to the masses and that all resources will be provided to ensure quality of education. Chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday regarding health, education and other civic facilities of the federal capital, he…

Foreign Office task force reaches Wuhan city of China

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday announced that a task force comprising two Pakistani diplomatic officials has arrived in the virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan to assist Pakistani students stuck in the city. “On Pakistan’s request, China allowed a two-member special Task Force from the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing to go to…

Global

Afghanistan’s Ghani wins second term as president

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

KABUL (AA): Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani was declared on Tuesday the winner, after months of delay, of elections held last September. Hava Alam Nuristani, the chief election commissioner, said Ghani secured 50.64% of votes fulfilling the minimum requirement. “I hereby declare Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as the elected president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for…

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Greece cannot deny Muslim Turkish minority: Turkey

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Jeyhun Aliyev ANKARA: Top Turkish officials on Tuesday slammed Greece’s president for mislabeling the Muslim Turkish minority in a region of Greece bordering Turkey as a “Greek Muslim minority”. “The president of a country said to be the cradle of democracy again called the Muslim Turkish minority a ‘Greek Muslim minority’,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut…

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‘Saudi Arabia deported 5,500 Bangladeshis this year’

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

DHAKA (AA): At least 5,500 Bangladeshi migrant workers have been deported from Saudi Arabia since the start of this year, a non-profit group said. A fresh batch of 145 workers were deported on Sunday, said Shariful Hasan, head of the BRAC Migration Programme, which provides emergency assistance to the returnees. Of those returned this year,…

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Kashmir police move against VPN users

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

ANKARA (AA): Police in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir have filed their first case against social media users. In a statement, the Kashmir police said they registered a First Information Report (FIR) under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in the Kashmir valley against “various social media users who defied government orders and misused social…

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Russia, Italy to hold consultations on Libya

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Elena Teslova MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday announced it would in several weeks hold “special consultations” with Italy on a possible solution to the ongoing conflict in Libya. Speaking at a news conference in Rome following a meeting between Russian and Italian foreign and defense ministers, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow was particularly interested…

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Netanyahu’s corruption trial to start on March 17

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial is set to start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds the third round of general elections. In January, Israel’s Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit indicted Netanyahu after he failed to gain parliamentary immunity. Netanyahu can legally stay in power until he is indicted by the Israeli…

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Pakistan

Pakistan, Turkey mull ways to control illegal migration

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

KARACHI (AA): Turkey and Pakistan discussed on Tuesday ways to deal with the refugee crisis, as well as the influx of irregular migrants from neighboring states — challenges facing both the governments. Turkey’s Deputy Interior Minister Ismail Catakli met Pakistan’s Interior Minister retired Brig. Ijaz Shah in the capital Islamabad along with a four-member delegation,…

Orange Train will cost billions of rupee annual subsidy: CM Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, terming Orange Train a white elephant, has said Punjab Govt will pay billions of rupee subsidy annually on train service once it becomes operational. The Punjab chief minister took to the micro-blogging website Twitter said that if we fix the ticket at Rs60 for commuters still…

UN Chief’s statement on Kashmir victory of Pakistan: Dr Firdous

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that United Nations Secretary General’s remarks about Kashmir are a victory of Pakistan’s stance on the issue. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, she welcomed the statement and expressed hope that the United Nations will play its…

NAB summons Rana Sanaullah in assets case on Wednesday

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Rana Sanaullah tomorrow (Wednesday), in a probe related to assets beyond known sources of income. The anti-graft watchdog has advised former law minister to appear before NAB’s Joint Investigation Team along with details of properties owned by his family members. Rana…

Netherlands reaffirms support to Pakistan at FATF

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Netherlands has reaffirmed support to Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Ambassador of Netherlands to Pakistan Willem Wouter Plomp extended the support during a meeting with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Islamabad today. The envoy appreciated the steps taken by Pakistan to check money laundering and terror financing. He…

Govt, opposition clash bitterly in KP assembly

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Government and opposition members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly on Tuesday pushed each other and surrounded Speaker’s dice. According to details, members from both sides exchanged heated arguments and surrounded Speaker Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani’s dice. Heated exchange of arguments turned into a physical bawl when PTI lawmaker Fazal Hakeem Khan was attacked by…

Afghanistan

Afghan forces kill 5 militants in Takhar

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk TALUQAN: Five militants have been confirmed dead as clash erupted in Eshkamish district of the northern Takhar province on Monday, local police official Abdul Rashid said. The clash, according to the official, broke out after a group of the insurgents attacked local police checkpoints in Kata Qaroq area of the restive district early…

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Pilot hurts as chopper makes emergency landing

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: An Afghan army chopper made an emergency landing in the western Nimroz province on Monday, leaving a pilot injured, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. According to the statement, the MD-530 helicopter made an emergency landing in Khashrod district of the Nimroz province at 11:45 a.m. local time and only the…

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Nine homeless drug users shot dead in Afghan capital: Police

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Gunmen shot dead nine homeless drug users in the Kabul, officials said on Sunday, shining a light on chronic drug abuse in Afghanistan, which is the world’s biggest producer of opium. But the incident is also a rare case of apparently coordinated violence against addicts. The motive for the Saturday night attack…

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Turkish forces to remain in Afghanistan, says FM

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Mevlut Chavushoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey on the sideline of the 56th Munich Security Conference here morning and talked over expansion of economic and security partnership, peace process and deepening bilateral ties. The president lauded Turkey’s cooperation with Afghanistan during the past years…

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Leaders endorse a ‘parallel govt’ concept in case of fraudulent results

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Several prominent political figures endorsed a ‘parallel government’ concept in case the election results are not announced transparent. General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the First Vice President and a key political figure for the northern Afghan provinces warned of announcing a ‘parallel government’ led by Abdullah Abdullah if the election results are not…

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Afghanistan to reveal long-delayed polls results

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s long-delayed results from its presidential elections will be announced within three to four days, an election commission official said, nearly five months after polls were held in the country. In December, the election commission announced that incumbent President Ashraf Ghani had won a slim majority of 50.64 percent in the September…

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Business

Production of nitrogen fertilizer grew by 4.88 per cent

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Fertilizers production including nitrogen and phosphate grew by 4.88 per cent and 4.93 per cent respectively during first half of current financial year as compared the production of corresponding period of last year. According the Provisional Quantum Index Numbers of Large Scale Manufacturing Industries (LSMI), over 1.606 million tons of nitrogen fertilizer…

Japan economy logs worst drop

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Japan’s economy suffered its worst quarterly contraction in more than five years at the end of 2019 after a tax hike and typhoons, according to official data on Monday. The nation’s gross domestic product in the three months to December shrank 1.6 percent from the previous quarter, before the novel coronavirus outbreak…

Weekly inflation recedes 0.21 per cent

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based weekly inflation for the week ended on February 13, for the combined consumption group, decreased by 0.38 percent as compared to the previous week. The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 130.85 points against 131.35…

Govt should revive agriculture sector with full force to overcome inflation

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Secretary General (Federal) of Businessmen Panel (BMP), Ahmad Jawad has said that the government needs to revive agriculture sector will full force to over the inflation caused due to various reasons that has gripped the country. In a statement issued here on Monday, Ahmad Jawad said that improving the agriculture sector and…

Business community urged to avail opportunity being extended under CPFTA-II

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Monday here jointly organized 2nd Phase of China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) wherein members of the KP business community were apprised about the Pak-China export potential to be covered under the agreement. Over 150 business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attended…

CanOlive becomes health partner of Karachi Kings

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Punjab Oil Mills Limited announced a new partnership of their famous brand CanOlive Cooking Oil with Karachi Kings for PSL V. CanOlive in now the official Health Partner of Karachi Kings for the 2020 edition of Pakistan’s premier T20 league. “We are very happy and excited to come in as Health Partners…

Sports

Sania recovers from calf injury

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

DUBAI (Agencies): Indian tennis star Sania Mirza will return to action at the ongoing Dubai Open on Wednesday after recovering from a calf injury which had cut short her campaign at the Australian Open in January. The 33-year-old Indian will pair up with her French partner Caroline Garcia and they face Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva and…

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Aisam, Inglot lift doubles trophy of New York Open Indoor ATP World Tennis Championship

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Anglo-Pak duo of Dominic Inglot and Aisam ul Haq won the doubles trophy at New York Open Indoor ATP World Tennis Championship played at the most unique and only black court indoor arena in Long Island. In an absolutely thrilling encounter they swatted aside the all American pair of Reilly Opelka…

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Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 71 runs in practice match

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 71 runs in the HBL PSL practice match at Moin Khan Cricket Academy Karachi. Batting first, Peshawar Zalmi set a target of 265 runs for the loss of just one wicket for Quetta Gladiators. Kamran Akmal and Imam Haq scored 62 and 62 while young Haider…

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350 artists to perform at PSL opening ceremony

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

LAHORE (APP): As many as 350 artists will perform in the opening ceremony of the HBL PSL 2020, which will be held on February 20 at Karachi’s National Stadium. The metropolitan city is expected to be set alight as artists from different music genres – Sufi, pop, rock, bhangra and folk – will come together…

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FIH Hockey Junior World Cup in 2021

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The next Women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup would be held in Potchefstroom, South Africa, at the end of end of 2021. According to International Hockey Federation (FIH), the dates for the tournament would be determined later. It was the first time that the African continent would organize the pinnacle of junior hockey,…

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Du Plessis quits as South Africa skipper

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): Faf du Plessis announced on Monday that he was stepping down as South Africa’s cricket captain with immediate effect. Du Plessis, 35, said he needed to take “a step back” from the captaincy in order to help the emergence of the next generation of leaders under Quinton de Kock. De Kock led the…

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Fashion & Movies

Indian label Two Point Two makes catwalk debut at LFW

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: “Two Point Two is a genderless, anti-conformist, all-inclusive brand. We don’t cater to any particular gender or any particular size,” declared designer Anvita Sharma at London Fashion Week’s Fashion Scout. Some might say packing all that into a dress is a pretty big challenge, but this is something she clearly believes in.…

Adidas’ latest campaign shot in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its iconic superstar sneakers, Adidas Originals decided to shoot its latest “Change is a Team Sport” campaign in Saudi Arabia. Featuring four talented women hailing from the Kingdom, the campaign images were photographed against the striking backdrop of the AlUla heritage site. For the campaign,…

350 artists to perform at PSL opening ceremony

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

LAHORE (APP): As many as 350 artists will perform in the opening ceremony of the HBL PSL 2020, which will be held on February 20 at Karachi’s National Stadium. The metropolitan city is expected to be set alight as artists from different music genres – Sufi, pop, rock, bhangra and folk – will come together…

Unchained melody: Traditional music revived as security improves

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk PESHAWAR: For years the distinctive twang of Pashtun music was drowned out by rattling gunfire and deafening explosions in Pakistan’s northwest. But, as security improves, a centuries-old tribal tradition is staging a comeback. Performances that once took place in secret are returning. Shops selling instruments are open and thriving again, while local broadcasters…

Venice Carnival starts with ‘traditional flight of the angel’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk VENICE: Each first Sunday of the carnival, a young woman chosen as “Marie” has the honour of performing the stunt Thousands of people, many dressed for a traditional masked ball, crowded into Saint Mark’s Square on Sunday to witness “the flight of the angel”, the opening event of the annual Venice Carnival. Each…

TV star Flack under pressure from ‘show trial’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk London: The management team of British TV presenter Caroline Flack, who committed suicide on Saturday, has accused prosecutors of pursuing a “show trial” over domestic abuse claims against the “vulnerable” star. “In recent months Caroline had been under huge pressure because of an ongoing case and potential trial which has been well reported,”…

Science & Technology

SpaceX launches 60 internet satellites into orbit

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

ANKARA (AA): U.S. rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX has launched 60 Starlink internet satellites to orbit on Monday. The company confirmed on Twitter the successful deployment of the satellites, noting that the deployment marked 80th successful flight of Falcon 9 – a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport…

Open University researchers testing ‘Moon dust’ for water

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk “Moon dust” could be a vital source of fuel, building material and even drinking water for astronauts, according to the Open University. Researchers in Milton Keynes are investigating ways humans can “live off the land” when they set foot on the moon. The team is basing its study on lunar soil collected by…

Five steps to restore WhatsApp messages on new mobile phone and number

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk People usually find it difficult to restore or migrate the history of WhatsApp messages on new mobile phone and a new number after changing their handsets. These five steps given below will make it easy for the users to restore chat histories in WhatsApp: Step 1: Tap on Settings > Chats > Chat…

Scientists develop droplet-based electricity generator that can 100 LED bulbs per rain drop

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

HONG KONG : Generating electricity from raindrops efficiently has gone one step further. A research team led by scientists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG), featured with a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that allows for high energy-conversion efficiency and instantaneous power density increased by thousands…

Punjab govt bans sharing of official documents on WhatsApp

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Punjab government has banned the sharing of official documents on WhatsApp. The ban will be imposed immediately. A letter has been issued to government departments in this regard. The decision has been made in the light of the orders issued by the Cabinet Division on January 31.

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

NEW YORK (BBC): Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation of harmful online content, saying it was not for companies like his to decide what counts as legitimate free speech. Citing China, Mr Zuckerberg also warned excessive control risked stifling individual expression. He was speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Social…

Health

Study finds lifting weights helps you live longer

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk It’s well-know that an active lifestyle and balanced diet will help you live a healthier and longer life, but it seems that strength training, specifically, is the key to living longer. According to a new study conducted by Penn State College of Medicine, lifting weights when aged 65 years or older can really…

Anti-polio drive kicks off across the country

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The nation-wide anti-polio campaign kicked-off today to vaccinate 39.6 million children under the age of five years against the disease, reported Radio Pakistan.  According to an official of the National Emergency Operations Centre, over 265,000 frontline polio workers are taking part in the campaign. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health…

Study suggests even light activity reduces risk of depression in young people

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Adolescents who sit for much of the day have a greater risk of depression by the time they reach adulthood, a UK study has found. Growing numbers of young people with depression and increased time spent sedentary could be two linked trends, researchers at University College London (UCL) believe. They found that…

Provincial government vows to eradicate polio

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Kazim Niaz, Minister for Finance & Health Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Minister for Information Technology Kamran Bangash inaugurated Feb round of anti-polio drive here on Friday in separate activities, reiterating strong will of the government for polio eradication and wiping out the menace that continues to hit…

Can flat head syndrome in babies be avoided?

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Warnings about the risk of sudden infant death syndrome have increased, which has added to mothers’ concern and made them more likely to lay their babies down to sleep on their backs, in keeping with medical advice. But do you worry, like many mothers, that the back of your infant’s head will…

Some car seats could endanger health over time

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Scientists in the United States (US) said people who have a frequent, long commute  involving driving or being a passenger in a car may unknowingly be putting their health at risk. These are the findings of a new study published in the journal ‘Environment International’. The investigators from the University of California,…

Travel

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

Reduction in Violence Agreement

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Iqbal Khan The United States has secured a seven-day ‘reduction in violence’ truce with Taliban to help seek a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said on February 14. Concurrently, a Taliban official said that the group would begin a “reduction of violence” on the following day. The New York Times has…

Trump’s Afghanization policy

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu At the Munich Security conference, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. The US’s special representative to Afghanistan Zalmey Khalilzad also made an appearance at the meeting. According to reports, the ongoing peace negotiations between the U.S. and Taliban are expected to…

Is the GCC still fit for purpose?

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

Yasser M. Dhouib With Saudi Arabia and the UAE increasingly using the GCC for their own ends, other Gulf countries are considering going a separate way. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman is not serving its purpose – alternatives are being pursued.…

Is Islamophobia on the rise in the UK?

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Abdul Rahman Al-Hussein In the shadows of the Brexit vote and a new movement toward nationalism, the U.K. has seen a significant increase in the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the past few years. Muslim women, in particular, bore the brunt of the recent hate crimes and many have resorted to wearing caps…

Ideological prejudice spreads virus in another form

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Zhong Sheng While the world is joining China’s efforts in fighting the novel coronavirus and rooting for the country with great warmth, some US politicians are smearing China again and again. They attacked on the country and its system and sowed discord between China and other countries. They sabotaged the bottom line of morality and…

Families of Kashmiris detained in far away Indian jails refuse to give up

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Shafaq Shah The kin of Kashmirs who are imprisoned indefinitely under a ‘black law’ are willing to lose everything in their fight for justice. Holding her son’s photo close to her chest, Haseena Begum is inconsolable. “Amir was asleep; they dragged him by his ears and took him away,” the 56-year-old tells a group of…

Editorial

Food security

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

The wide spread attacks on standing crops in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh by Locust Storms will have certainly damaged the output of cereals and other crops. The country is already confronted with food shortages, necessitating the import of wheat and sugar. The losses caused to wheat crop will be quite substantiation and supply…

Much awaited peace deal

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Media reports indicate that much awaited peace deal between the United States and the Taliban will be signed soon. Signing of peace agreement will pave the way for ending 18 years long war in Afghanistan and bring stability to the war ravaged country, if intra-Afghan dialogue process starts and culminate in broad-based political settlement acceptable…

Victimising medical fraternity

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Notices have issued to Trainee Medical Officers (TMOs) of Lady Reading Hospital to vacate their rooms in hostels for which each of them pays Rs.15, 000 as rent. Government provides this facility to the TMOs near the hospital to facilitate their round the clock presence for duty under the supervision of Pakistan College of Physician…

PM vision of Pakistan’s future

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Addressing Health Insurance Cards distribution ceremony for the deserving people at Governor’s House Lahore, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed optimism about Pakistan to become a great country in the  in the comity of nations and its people will enjoy great respect during visit and stay abroad. Prime Minister vowed to defeat the mafia who are…

Polio eradication

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

A five day extensive polio immunization campaign will start in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa from February 17 to immunize 6.7 million children in the age group up to five year across the province. As many as 29000 teams of lady health workers have been deputed for administering door-to-door to administer polio drops to children. Chief Secretary Dr.…

Agitating non-issues

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

Most often humorous remarks leaves pleasing effect on human mind but sometimes it sparks unnecessary fiery debate and may even lead to unintended repercussion. Out of humour, Prime Minister Imran Khan may have said that agitation politics of Maulana Fazalu Rehman aimed at toppling the popularly elected government fall wit in the purview Article-6 of…

Arts and Literature

You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk At work, we are taught to lead the conversation. On social media, we shape our personal narratives. At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians. We are not listening. And no one is listening to us. Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to…

How calligraphy became an integral part of Arab identity

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The Iraqi calligrapher WissamShawkat is sitting quietly at a cafe in Dubai, patiently explaining the intricacies of Arabic calligraphy. “In Latin the letters are separated,” he says. “In Arabic the word is connected, so that creates a lot of ligatures and adds a layer of beauty to the script. One of the…

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk “The Forty Rules of Love,” written by Elif Shafak, is truly a life-changing book. I have found myself quoting and referencing it in daily life. The central theme of the book is Sufism and preaching the religion of love. The main character, Shams of Tabriz, is a wandering dervish, while Rumi is a…

Successful Aging by Daniel J. Levitin

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise. Daniel Levitin looks at the science behind what we all…

The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk This is the thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the US win World War II — only to be forgotten by the country they served. In The Women with Silver Wings, historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck introduces us to these young women as they meet even-tempered, methodical Nancy Love and…

Never Enough by Judith Grisel

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2020

Monitoring Desk Addiction is epidemic and catastrophic. With more than one in every five people over the age of 14 addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide. If we are not victims ourselves, we all know someone struggling with the merciless compulsion to alter their experience by changing how their…