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Six dead, including a cop and two suspects, in New Jersey shooting

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Six people, including a police officer and two suspected gunmen, were killed in an hours-long shootout that unfolded on Tuesday afternoon near a cemetery and a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, New Jersey, police said. The two suspects killed acted alone, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly told a news…

Sri Lanka opt bat against Pakistan in Rawalpindi Test

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has opted to bat first against Pakistan after winning the toss in the first Test of the two-match series, on Wednesday. The match is scheduled at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium as Test cricket has returned to Pakistan after a decade. National anthems of both countries were played…

US lawmakers green light space force, hundreds of billions in military spending

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The United States is getting a new space force along with $738 billion in military spending under an agreement backed by lawmakers on Tuesday that fulfils a priority of President Donald Trump. The 2020 spending in the National Defense Authorization Act is a jump from the $716 billion authorized last year, and…

World HR Day observed as ‘Black Day’ in Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed the World Human Rights Day as Black Day on Tuesday to remind the international community that all the basic human rights of the people in the occupied valley are being violated by the Indian authorities, the Kashmir…

PM Imran Khan urges world to play role in ending human rights violations in IOK

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the International community to play its role of ending the Indian atrocities and human rights violation in the Indian occupied Kashmir, on Tuesday. PM Imran Khan tweeted “On Human Rights Day, we must appeal to the world’s conscience, to upholders of international law and to the…

Judge video case: Top court wraps up Nawaz Sharif’s review petition

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has wrapped up a review petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday in Judge Arshad Malik video case. In his petition, former premier Nawaz Sharif seeking reconsideration of the Aug 23 order which had held that the video clip concerning former accountability court judge…

Global

Six dead, including a cop and two suspects, in New Jersey shooting

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Six people, including a police officer and two suspected gunmen, were killed in an hours-long shootout that unfolded on Tuesday afternoon near a cemetery and a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, New Jersey, police said. The two suspects killed acted alone, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly told a news…

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US lawmakers green light space force, hundreds of billions in military spending

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The United States is getting a new space force along with $738 billion in military spending under an agreement backed by lawmakers on Tuesday that fulfils a priority of President Donald Trump. The 2020 spending in the National Defense Authorization Act is a jump from the $716 billion authorized last year, and…

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US adds Myanmar army chief to Magnitsky sanction list

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Tuesday designated four Myanmar officials, including the army chief, for human rights abuses in country’s Rakhine state. The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released the list of Global Magnitsky Designations that sanctioned Commander-in-Chief of the military, Min Aung Hlaing, for his role in…

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Greece says Libya-Turkish deal invalid, in bad faith

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece has lodged objections to the United Nations over an accord between Libya and Turkey mapping out maritime boundaries as a violation of international law, a Greek government spokesman said on Tuesday. Greece expelled the Libyan ambassador in response to the deal last week, infuriated at a pact which skirts the Greek…

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United Kingdom: Conservative Party ‘hotbed’ for Islamophobia

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: U.K.’s leading Conservative Party will be condemned throughout the British society and history books if it fails to purge out Islamophobia from within its ranks, a prominent representative of the country’s Muslim community said. Anas Altikriti, the founder and CEO of the Cordoba Foundation, said the party is accused of Islamophobia on…

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Boris Johnson criticized over hospital patient on floor

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come under criticism over a viral photo of a 4-year-old boy, who was forced to receive treatment on hospital floor due to lack of sufficient number of beds at a Leeds hospital. The image highlighted the problematic state of the National Health Service (NHS) that has…

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Pakistan

Wahab takes notice of mess of boat basin food street

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Advisor to CM Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change & Coastal Development Barrister Murtuza Wahab took notice of environmental degradation of food street of Boat Basin Clifton. He directed Sindh EPA to take immediate action for the improvement of environmental conditions of the referred area. Subsequently DG SEPA Naeem Mughal called upon…

Increasing HR’s violations in Sindh: HRCP facts finding report shows reservations

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: According to the data collected from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) based on Jan-Sep, 2019 around 284 people killed on honor across the country including 89 male and 195 female. The data was shared by the HRCP office through email after the scribe sent a formal request for data regarding…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

KP gradually moving towards peace, prosperity, says CM

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that peace in Afghanistan is not only in the interest of Pakistan rather also guarantees peace and stability of the entire region. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding security matters here at Chief Minister’s House on Tuesday. Principal Secretary to…

Blocking Pakistani nationals’ accounts: JI submits resolution in KP PA against Facebook’s act

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The members of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Tuesday submitted a resolution in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly Secretariat against blocking the Facebook accounts of Pakistani nationals by the Facebook administration over raising voice against Indian forces oppression in Indian occupied Kashmir. Parliamentary Leader of Jamaat-e-Islami and former senior provincial minister Anayatullah Khan, Bajaur Member…

74 beds allocated for Tran’s community in Govt Hospitals

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR:  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department has reserved 74 separate beds for transgender at government hospitals across the province, implementing the Transgender Protection Act 2018. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the first province, where separate beds have been allocated in government hospitals for transgender. Previously, the facility was available to transgender only in public sector hospitals…

Afghanistan

Japan Envoy: Nakamura’s projects to be completed

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Japan’s Ambassador to Kabul, Mitsuji Suzuka, at a gathering in Kabul on Monday said Japanese aid worker Tetsu Nakamura’s unfinished projects will be completed. The ceremony was held to remember Nakamura, who was assassinated in an attack in Nangarhar on December 4. Ambassador Suzuka said the death of Nakamura is a big…

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Iran urges Intra-Afghan approach to peace

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, on Monday on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process conference, called on the warring parties in Afghanistan to come together and end the war, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported. “The endgame in Afghanistan is to be determined by all Afghans themselves, including the Taliban…

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Six ANA personnel martyred in Ghazni

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

GHAZNI CITY (Agencies): Six Afghan national army personnel were martyred by Taliban fighters in central Ghazni province. Mohammad Arif Noori spokesman of Ghazni governor said, the security troops were martyred by members of Taliban terrorist group in vicinity of Nani region, Andar district of the province. It has been said, the Afghan national army personnel…

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Pakistan FM: Istanbul talks on Afghanistan sets tone for future

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Pakistan’s top diplomat on Monday praised a recently adopted declaration in Istanbul on the war-torn country of Afghanistan as part of a meeting of Heart of Asia countries. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah MahmoodQureshi said the most important part of the talks was “the consensus to resolve challenges within…

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12 Taliban killed in Uruzgan

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk URUZGAN: At least 12 Taliban were killed in a clearing operation by Afghan commandos in Uruzgan province, the Afghan Special Forces Command said in a statement on Tuesday. The operation was launched in Trinkot (TarinKot), the capital of Uruzgan, and “eight Taliban havens were destroyed,” according to the statement by the spokespeople for…

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‘Only US-Taliban deal will not bring peace in Afghanistan’

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Peace seems closer in Afghanistan as the US and the Taliban have resumed talks, nearly two months after they were abruptly suspended. Afghan academic turned politician Fazlul-Hadi Wazin believes that a timeline for the withdrawal of the US troops, commitment of a ceasefire by the Taliban and a future governance mechanism in…

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Business

Apple concerns that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN JOSE: Apple Inc told a federal court it has “deep concerns” that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored. At a hearing in US District Court for the Northern District of California, prosecutors argued…

European, US stock markets hit pause at start of big week

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: European and US stock markets eased on Monday at the start of a key week for China-US trade hopes and ahead of Britain’s general election. The dollar wobbled against its main rivals ahead of the final monetary policy meeting of the year of the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, sterling drifted higher awaiting…

Auto sale plunges 44% in November

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The sale of cars in November 2019 plunged by 44.4 percent to 8,524 units against sale of 15,334 units in same month of last year. On average the auto sale also sharply declined by 44.12 percent from 87,897 units in the period July-November (2018-19) to 49,110 units in first five month of…

SCCI, SMEDA accelerate efforts for development of Business Facilitation Centre

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) have expedited their efforts to establish a proposed Business Facilitation Centre with an object to resolve business community issues and bring easiness in doing businesses under idea of ‘one-window’ operation. In this connection, a meeting was held…

J. opens new outlet in Swat

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report SWAT: J. has made its mark on the fashion retail landscape once again with the opening of its grand new outlet at Mall of Swat, GT Road, Qambar on 11th December, 2019. It is one of the 80+ stores nationwide and boasts over 4500 sq. ft. of beautifully designed space for the shopping…

Walmart stops sale of cocaine-themed Christmas sweater

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Walmart’s Canadian website has discontinued the sale of a sweater that depicted Christmas figure Santa Claus as a cocaine addict. Walmart’s announcement on Monday came after the “LET IT SNOW” sweater for men’s that shows Santa Claus with three lines and a heap of cocaine in front of him drew criticism from…

Sports

Sri Lanka opt bat against Pakistan in Rawalpindi Test

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has opted to bat first against Pakistan after winning the toss in the first Test of the two-match series, on Wednesday. The match is scheduled at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium as Test cricket has returned to Pakistan after a decade. National anthems of both countries were played…

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Sarfaraz opts out of Qatar T10 League

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan’s former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed will not be able to participate in the Qatar T10 League. The event not being sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC), which is why the wicketkeeper-batsman was forced to take this decision. Sarfaraz was initially scheduled to depart for Doha on Monday but he opted to…

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Arsenal stage comeback to sink West Ham and end winless run

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Arsenal scored three quickfire second-half goals through Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to beat West Ham United 3-1 away as they ended a seven-match winless run in the Premier League on Monday. After a poor start to the game by both sides, the Hammers took the lead seven minutes before the…

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Pakistani equestrian Usman qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Professional jockey Usman Khan on Tuesday qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the equestrian eventing category, sources confirmed. Usman secured his position in the 2020 Summer Olympics after achieving the required qualifying points when he, with his horse named Azad Kashmir, won a competition in Australia. The news was confirmed by…

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ICC Chairman Manohar will not seek third term: report

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

NEW DELHI (Agencies): International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar will be stepping down when his current term ends in May next year, Indian newspaper The Hindu reported. Manohar, who was elected unopposed on a two-year term as the global governing body’s first independent chairman in May 2016, resigned for personal reasons in March the…

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Putin says Moscow could appeal Russia sports ban

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow had grounds to appeal a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events, a move he said violated the Olympic charter. Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years earlier on Monday, including the next…

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Fashion & Movies

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died aged 61, her management company confirmed in a statement. She died on Monday, December 9, after a 17-year battle with cancer, according to Dimberg Jernberg Management. Fredriksson and Roxette are best known for the pop songs It Must Have Been Love and Joyride. “Time goes by so…

Netflix dominates Golden Globes noms as ‘Marriage Story’ scoops six

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES:  Hollywood disruptor Netflix dominated the Golden Globe nominations Monday as its heart-wrenching divorce saga “Marriage Story” grabbed six nods including best drama, kicking off the race for the Oscars. The streaming giant, which has spent billions to lure the industry’s top filmmaking talent and fund lavish awards season campaigns, trounced the…

Sohai Abro signs Hollywood movie ‘The Window’

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistani actress Sohai Ali Abro is all set for her debut in Hollywood as she has been recently signed in a leading role in ‘The Window’. The shooting of the film that revolves around the story of a 15-year-old girl has been started. While expressing her happiness, the actress has said that…

Deepika Padukone shares her experience on battling clinical depression

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Deepika Padukone is one of the most loved actresses in Bollywood. The Piku actor has a commendable career trajectory with several critically acclaimed roles to her credit. She has come really far in her Bollywood journey and is considered amongst the top actresses in the industry. Despite the success, it hasn’t been…

Ayushmann Khurrana likely to work in Dharma production’s next project

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: With seven back to back hits at the box-office, Ayushmann Khurrana has proved that he’s the most bankable star at the box-office in the industry. It almost seems that he’s figured the perfect balance between masala and content as his films manage to please audiences be it from the metropolitan cities or…

Miss South Africa wins 2019 Miss Universe crown

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk ATLANTA: Miss South Africa was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday in Atlanta after a lavish ceremony filled with glitter and heartfelt speeches about female empowerment. Zozibini Tunzi, 26, finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists in a flashy televised event, hosted by American comic turned TV personality Steve Harvey. Television…

Science & Technology

Blocking Pakistani nationals’ accounts: JI submits resolution in KP PA against Facebook’s act

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The members of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Tuesday submitted a resolution in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly Secretariat against blocking the Facebook accounts of Pakistani nationals by the Facebook administration over raising voice against Indian forces oppression in Indian occupied Kashmir. Parliamentary Leader of Jamaat-e-Islami and former senior provincial minister Anayatullah Khan, Bajaur Member…

Apple concerns that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN JOSE: Apple Inc told a federal court it has “deep concerns” that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored. At a hearing in US District Court for the Northern District of California, prosecutors argued…

Intel creates chip to control quantum computers

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk Quantum computers aim to carry out tasks in just a few minutes that would take today’s best conventional computers thousands of years. But in nearly every photograph of the devices, there’s a tangle of wires in the background connected to equipment that controls the quantum computer. Intel Corp on Monday announced a chip…

Rocket Lab conducts final launch of 2019

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk PENINSULA: On 6 December 2019, at 8:18 am UTC, launch provider Rocket Lab conducted its 10th mission – and the final one of 2019 – from its launch site at New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. The launch successfully orbited 6 picosatellites developed by Alba Orbital, named “PocketQubes”, as well as Japan’s 75-kg ALE-2 cubesat…

Russian cargo freighter on the way to space station

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk NUR-SULTAN: For the second time in less than 24 hours, a robotic resupply freighter departed Earth Friday for the International Space Station, this time aboard a Russian Soyuz booster launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Soyuz-2.1a booster lifted off at 4:34:11 a.m. EST (0934:11 GMT) from Launch Pad No. 31 at…

Twitter suspends Pakistani user’s accounts without assigning any reason

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The micro-blogging website, Twitter, has suspended many accounts of Pakistani users without assigning any reasons and prior notice. The spokesperson of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) reacted upon the action, saying that the latest step of the Twitter administration was taken against the principles of freedom of expression. The authority asked social media…

Health

BPA exposure may be much greater than previously believed

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk The way scientists usually measure bisphenol A (BPA) may drastically underestimate our exposure to the chemical, concludes a new analysis published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Some studies have linked BPA to an elevated risk of health issues, such as fertility problems and certain cancers, but it remains widely used to harden…

Lady polio worker shot dead in Bannu

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Jamal Qamar BANNU: Unknown gunmen shot dead a lady polio worker and injured another in Zakirkhel area, in the jurisdiction of Basiakhel police station of Bannu, on Tuesday. The deceased polio worker was identified as daughter of Munawar Shah and was resident of Nasim Akbar Shah Shiekhan while injured person was identified as Abdur Rauf.…

Permanent hair dyes and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Using permanent hair dye and/or hair straightening products may increase one’s risk of developing breast cancer, a new study claims. The risk was found to particularly impact black women based on data from more than 46,700 women who participated in the Sister Study. All of the women were likewise at genetic risk…

Karachi worst hit by HIV in Sindh with 67.2% cases

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The number of registered HIV cases in all districts of Sindh province has risen to 14,582 with Karachi having highest number of cases up to 9810 (67.2%), according to a new investigative report. The present status of registered HIV cases in Sindh is just a tip of iceberg because the actual number…

Diabetes drug has unexpected, broad implications for healthy aging

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk Metformin is the most commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drug, yet scientists still do not fully know how it works to control blood sugar levels. In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College have used a novel technology to investigate why it functions…

Murad takes strong exception to polio vaccination refusals

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken strong exception to cases of polio vaccine refusals or missing of 200412 children, pertaining to targeted age group, during recently held immunization campaign against crippling disease in the province. Chairing a meeting of Provincial Taskforce for Polio Eradication here on Friday he…

Travel

Seduced and abandoned: tourism and climate change in the Alps

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk Deserted ski lifts and ruined hotels are some of the relics of a tourist industry that first seduced and then abandoned the Alps, along with cement, steel cables, paved car parks and deforested slopes. From Piedmont to Friuli, there are hundreds of abandoned ski resorts in Italy. Researchers counted 186 in 2011, a…

Visitors evince keen interest in KP’s cultural, traditional handicrafts

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A large number of visitors, including locals and foreigners, on Monday thronged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pavilion to have a glimpse of cultural and traditional handicrafts displayed at the Dawn Lifestyle Expo in Islamabad. The visitors evinced keen interest in the tourism potential including scenic places, archaeological and heritage sites and cultural and…

Sri Lanka’s tourism still reeling since Easter attacks

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Seven months after the Easter Sunday terror attacks, Sri Lanka, recognized as Lonely Planet’s number 1 travel destination in 2019, continues to suffer due to declining tourists. Since the April 21 bomb blasts at three five-star hotels and churches in Colombo, tourism numbers have plunged steadily, resulting in hotels facing a severe…

Protests in France Disrupting Travel Industry

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Travelers planning a trip to France should be ready for massive impacts on the travel industry as strikes and protests continue to break out across the country. According to Sky News, trains around the nation were at a standstill and officials at the Eiffel Tower have issued a warning to visitors to…

Greener tourism: Greater collaboration needed to tackle rising emissions

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: On the sidelines of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, the agency on Wednesday released the Transport Related CO2 Emissions of the Tourism Sector report, which estimates that by 2030, transport-related emissions from tourism will comprise 5.3 per cent of all man-made carbon dioxide emissions. “This comprehensive study…

The most visited cities in the world 2019

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Hong Kong has been beset by political unrest and protests in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped it from being named the most visited destination in the world this year. According to UK-based market research company Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations 2019 report, the Asian metropolis will clock up 26 million international…

Articles

Rising extremism in India: No end in sight

By The Frontier Post | March 6, 2018

Iqbal Khan India, as a state, presents a stimulating case of proliferating extremism. Over the centuries ‘Greater India’ has been shrinking in size as more and more ethno-sectarian minorities chose to create separate political entities in order to escape the strait jackets imposed by Hindu extremism. Post-independence era touted as India’s democratic order could not…

Pakistan’s Water Crisis: Three cheers to inefficiency

By The Frontier Post | March 5, 2018

Malik Muhammad Hamza Khan A man hunched across the curb, carrying an empty pail of water waiting wistfully for the water tanker to arrive. His son is getting late for college but there is no water to prepare breakfast or even drink. In Thar a worn out girl empties the last pail of water from…

Turkey’s concept of state as role model for Arab world

By The Frontier Post | March 4, 2018

Rabee Al-Hafidh The Middle East of today is being pulled in opposite directions by two forces vying to d-efine the sociopolitical identities of its communities. The first is the state with its central powers and institutions, and the second is represented by a myriad of fractured groups, or militias, that do not fall under any…

Hats off to the honorable SC

By The Frontier Post | March 3, 2018

Syed Abdul Rasool Shah Hats off to the honorable chief justice of Pakistan and his team for giving a landmark verdict that is, for sure, going to alter the political landscape of the country for good. In a historic short order, he alongside four other respected members of the jury after hearing the petition challenging…

Emmanuel Macron en route to new policy on Islam?

By The Frontier Post | March 2, 2018

Dr. Farid Hafez While most Weste-rn liberals continue to claim French President Emman-uel Macron as their champion, the realpolitik be-hind his rhetoric is far more worrisome than one might assume. In contrast to Donald Trump, whose lies have continuously been identified, Macron is much more successful in masquerading the reality of his politics behind a…

Why Palestinians should focus on a one-state solution

By The Frontier Post | March 1, 2018

Ahsan I. Butt Is the idea that Pal-estinians can gain full citizenship rights within Israel any more idealistic or unlikely than Palest-inians managing to force Israel to cede territory? Recently, Palestinians seem to have become increasingly interested in the idea of a “one-state” solution. Rather than fighting for an independent country, this strategy calls for…

Editorial

PML-N stance on legislative business

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Sharply reacting to protest of Pakistani diaspora in front of Park lane residence of Nawaz Sharif in London, senior PML-N leader Khwaja Asif warned that it was an act of animosity and his party may not honor the commitment made to the National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar for smooth running of house and cooperation in…

Legislation targeting Muslims

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Lower House of Indian Parliament, Lok Saba has passed a discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Bill to grant nationality to Hindu migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who migrated to India before 2015. The draft of his tacitly Hinduata imposing legislation was originally tabled in the Indian parliament in 2016 but it got lapsed due to lack…

Surrendering unutilized resources

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

The provincial governments have surrendered a surplus of Rs.202 to the center during the first quarter of current financial year. Under the 7th National Finance Commission Award of 2010, the share of revenues of federating units from federal divisible pool had been enhanced from 49 percent to 57 percent. However, due to capacity issues of…

Towards knowledge economy

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Science and Technology Park at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) main campus in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister advised the students to remain always steadfast in pursuit of their studies, future carrier building and must not be discouraged by the setbacks that…

Taxing marketed smuggled good

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

In a pragmatic bid the government intends to offer a sort of amnesty to traders who sell non-duty paid goods in their shops. As per conservative estimates smuggled goods worth $10 billion reach the whole sale and retail markets of the country. In the past the anti-smuggling measures could neither bring down the quantum of…

Rigid circular debt

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

The monthly flow to swelling circular debt was Rs.38 billion in previous government. The present government decided to implement a comprehensive policy of power sector reforms the major component of which was bringing down circular debt addition of Rs.12 billion per month and completely wiping it out by December, 2020. But the target seems pretty…

Arts and Literature

Book review of shaking hands with clenched fists by Neha Nisar

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Shaking hands with clenched fists the grand truck road to confidence building measures between Pakistan and India is a first ever academic book on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between two enduring rivals Pakistan and India, written by Dr. Asma Shakir Khawaja. This book offers unparalleled account of genesis and imperatives and the future of CBM’s…

Oxford University Press opens flagship bookshop

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Oxford University Press (OUP) organized the inauguration of its flagship bookshop at Park Towers, Clifton, by hosting an event which was well attended by the media, authors, academics, and foreign dignitaries. The opening of the new bookshop increases OUP’s presence in Karachi and expands its network of bookshops within the city. This…

Pashto Day commemorated at ICU

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Literary and Debating Society of the Islamia College University commemorated the annual Pashto Day at the Khyber Union Hall on Wednesday. Ibrahim Khan Shubnam presided over the literary session while Muhammad Hanif Qais was chief guest on the occasion. Haji Muhammad Amin Durshakhela, Haji Muhammad Amin Ashari, Sadiq Zaman Sadiq…

Book fair in Govt Degree College held

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: To promote reading habit and to enhance book culture, a day long book fair was held here in government degree college, Landi Kotal on Tuesday. The activity was organized under the banner of National Book Foundation and hundreds of thousands books of various publishers on different topics including Religion, Hadith, Serat,…

OUP announces regional winners

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Oxford University Press, the world’s largest university press, today announced the names of winners of Oxford Big Read Asia, an annual reading and writing campaign for primary and secondary students. From Pakistan, Hasan Adil who studies in class 8 at Siddeeq Public School, Islamabad, won the Special Commendation prize in the Level…

Three-day book fair kicks off at AUP

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.R. Report PESHAWAR: The three-day 9th annual book fair, organized by the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), University Campus, has kicked off here at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar (AUP). As many as fifty national as well as international book stalls have been set up at the university’s library lawn which were offering books on fifty percent…