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PM Imran Khan to chair federal cabinet meeting today

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair important meeting of the federal cabinet to discuss a 15-point agenda, on Monday (today). According to details, PM Imran Khan will take the cabinet into confidence on his recent visits to China and Iran and an upcoming possible visit to Saudi Arabia for defusing simmering tensions…

Shehbaz Sharif, Maulana Fazlur Rehman to discuss Azadi March on Oct 15

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Ahsan Iqbal has said that Shehbaz Sharif is expected to meet Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on October 15 to discuss the Azadi March, on Monday. The General secretary of PML-N Ahsan Iqbal said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman has welcomed the incarcerated Nawaz…

Prince William and Princess Kate to reach Pakistan today

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The British Prince, William, and his wife Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton, known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge respectively, will reach Islamabad on Monday (today). According to local channel report, The British royal couple will visit along with their three children on an official tour, which is expected to repair Pakistan’s…

Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolts parts of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A magnitude of 5.8 earthquake has jolted Islamabad, Rawalpindi and several cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wee hours of Monday. According to reports, the tremor was felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Peshawar, Nowshera, Kohat, Swat, Chitral, Manshera, Dir Bala, North Waziristan, Kurrum Agency, Mohmand Agency, Batgram, Malakand and adjoin areas. People…

PM Imran Khan returns to Islamabad after a day-long visit to Iran

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has returned to Pakistan after a day-long visit to Iran, on Sunday night. According to reports, PM Imran had held important consultations with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei regarding the regional issues and security. Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled…

India tightens security clampdown ahead of divisive temple ruling

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Authorities have tightened security restrictions in the northern Indian flashpoint city of Ayodhya ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling over the disputed site fiercely contested between Hindus and Muslims. Hindus and Muslims have for decades been bitterly divided over the 16th-century Babri mosque in Ayodhya, a city in Uttar Pradash…

Global

India tightens security clampdown ahead of divisive temple ruling

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Authorities have tightened security restrictions in the northern Indian flashpoint city of Ayodhya ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling over the disputed site fiercely contested between Hindus and Muslims. Hindus and Muslims have for decades been bitterly divided over the 16th-century Babri mosque in Ayodhya, a city in Uttar Pradash…

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Ayatollah Khamenei urges IRGC to prepare against enemy

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says US hostility with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has added to the force’s dignity. “The Americans, through their hostile behavior toward the Guards, have increased the IRGC’s dignity. Today, thank God, the IRGC has dignity both at home and abroad,” the Leader…

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Houthi fighters shell govt-controlled positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ADEN: Yemeni Houthi rebels launched on Sunday intensive shelling against positions controlled by the government forces in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official told Xinhua. “Military positions of government forces based in the Durayhmi district were targeted by Houthi shelling using a barrage of mortars,” the official said on…

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US using financial levers to undermine UN’s work, Russian foreign ministry says

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Washington is trying to stonewall the United Nations’ work not only by creating visa hurdles for delegations’ members but also by ignoring its commitments on contributions to the organization’s budget, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. “It’s necessary to note that the United States has been a major…

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US prepares to evacuate troops from northern Syria

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The U.S. is preparing to evacuate about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Sunday. The decision came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would pull back its forces from the Syrian border after a telephone call with Turkish President Recep…

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Saudi Arabia’s FM denies Kingdom’s involvement in attack on Iranian tanker

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, answering journalists’ questions on 13 October, dismissed the allegation that Riyadh could have attacked the Iranian oil tanker Sabiti in response to attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities in September, attributed by the US and Saudi Arabia to Iran. Al-Jubeir said that while Riyadh had indeed blamed…

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Pakistan

Rupee gains 8 paisa against US dollar in interbank

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee gained another 8 paisa in the interbank market on Monday. According to local news channel reports, rupee rose to a four-month high against the U.S. dollar and it recovered to Rs155.98 during the early trade hours. According to economists, international currency rates and devaluation may have affected currency rates…

Dengue fever claims another life in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A woman died of dengue fever and taking the death toll from the disease in the Karachi to 17 this year. According to reports, three persons of the same family were admitted at the private hospital of Karachi after being diagnosed with Dengue fever. The two persons still under treatment in the…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Two FC soldiers martyred in Chagai road mishap

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report CHAGAI: Two soldiers of Frontier Corps Balochistan were martyred and five other personnel injured when their vehicle collided with a truck near Dalbandin in Chagai district on Sunday. The FC vehicle was returning to Dalbandin after performing security duty of pilgrims. The dead and injured personnel were shifted to Frontier Corps hospital in…

Objective of his politics is service to common man: Parvez Elahi

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi has said that focus and objective of our politics is service to the common and poor man and foremost priority is to remove deprivations of backward communities and areas. He said this while talking to a delegation of lawyers which called on him under leadership of…

SKMH providing best treatment facilities to 80pc of patients: Governor

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said that construction of Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Karachi will provide the best treatment facilities to the people of province. Currently, 80 percent of patients are being provided free treatment facilities at the Shaukat Khanum Hospital. He expressed these views in a Heavy Bike Rally organized by…

Afghanistan

IEC claims transparent polls despite technical problems

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Addressing a press conference here in Kabul, Independent Election Commission (IEC) said it has conducted a transparent presidential election. “As a result of tireless efforts and support of stakeholders, transparent elections have been conducted. We are grateful to the stakeholders,” the commission said, acknowledging some technical problems. Commenting on delays in data transfer,…

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Hashish replaces poppy as Afghan farmers’ illegal crops

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Following the government’s fight against poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, local farmers have mostly replaced the opium poppy with another profitable but illicit herb, the hashish, in the insurgency-battered and economically impoverished country. “In fact poverty has forced us to grow illegal crops,” whispered Abdul Ahad, a farmer from northern Baghlan province. “Poppy…

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Kuwait and Afghanistan sign agreement

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

KUWAIT CITY (Agencies): Olympic Committee of Kuwait has signed an agreement of cooperation and coordination in the field of sports with the Olympic Committee of Afghanistan. According to a press release, the agreement aims at enhancing the exchange of sports-related experiences especially concerning group and self-defense sports as well as organize friendly competitions between the…

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UN: Protect the election process

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement on Sunday has urged the government and electoral bodies to safeguard and complete the election process. This presidential election was the first completely run by Afghan authorities since 2001 and is an important milestone in Afghanistan’s transition to self-reliance, the statement said.…

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Afghan all-female orchestra performs in Australia

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s first and only all-female orchestra is in Australia to play at the Sydney Opera House and the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University in Melbourne, to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Afghanistan. Parwiz Shamal, reporting for TOLOnews, said that 1500 tickets were issued for Saturday’s concert in…

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60,000 Afghan women get breast cancer annually, Report

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Some 60,000 Afghan women are reportedly developing breast cancer each year, mostly in the capital Kabul, says report. According to the paper, a survey conducted by a non-governmental organization the Afghanistan Cancer Foundation (ACF) in 10 of the country’s 34 provinces has found that Kabul has most number of the breast cancer…

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Business

SALT launches winter collection

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: SALT, the pioneering western wear range from Ideas Pret, has just launched their highly anticipated winter collection. SALT by Ideas Pret Winter 2019 brings a world of warmth and style to winter fashion on the high street. SALT has become highly coveted for its high-quality western separates in contemporary silhouettes at affordable…

Rupee gains 8 paisa against US dollar in interbank

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee gained another 8 paisa in the interbank market on Monday. According to local news channel reports, rupee rose to a four-month high against the U.S. dollar and it recovered to Rs155.98 during the early trade hours. According to economists, international currency rates and devaluation may have affected currency rates…

Gold, diamond shoes unveiled in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: A pair of high heels that pays homage to the glamourous emirate of Dubai is vying to break the world record for the most expensive shoes in the world. Designed by Italian designer Antonio Vietri, the Moon Star Shoes were made with a solid gold heel that replicates the shape of the…

GM workers struggle with daily expenses

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: Betty Johnson, who has worked on General Motors assembly lines in Michigan and Tennessee for more than 34 years, said she knew a strike by the United Auto Workers union would mean personal sacrifice. Nearly 50,000 GM hourly employees have been striking since September 16 in a walkout that has halted production…

PG&E turns down San Francisco’s $2.5 billion offer to buy assets

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: PG&E Corp rejected a $2.5 billion offer from San Francisco to buy the bankrupt Californian company’s power lines and other infrastructure within the city, calling the offer inadequate. The offer significantly undervalued the assets and a deal would not be in the best interest of the company’s customers, PG&E’s chief executive…

Sempra nears $3bn Chile sale to China’s State Grid

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK:U.S. power company Sempra Energy (SRE.N) is near an agreement to sell its Chilean business to State Grid Corporation of China for close to $3 billion, the latest deal in its bid to shed non-core assets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Sempra has been seeking to bolster its finances…

Sports

Bottas Japan win seals sixth world title double for Mercedes

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

SUZUKA (Agencies): Valtteri Bottas jumped from third to first with an electric start to win the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and the Finn’s Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Charles Leclerc finished sixth in the second Ferrari, and with only Bottas now able to overtake Hamilton in the standings, that means…

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Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad wins Gold medal in weight lifting championship

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Continuing her victorious run in the UK tour, Pakistan’s emerging female weightlifter Rabia Shahzad has added another medal to her tally by winning a Gold medal in Hampshire weight lifting championship. A day after winning Welsh Open Championship in Cardiff, the 21-year old Shahzad travelled to Basingstoke to participate in Hampshire Weightlifting…

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Miandad urges PCB to hire Faisal Iqbal as batting coach

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Batting great Javed Miandad has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint middle-order batsman Faisal Iqbal as the batting coach of the Men in Green. The 62-year-old insists that Pakistan’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq needs a specialised support staff to end the batting woes of the Men in Green.   “I…

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India record 11th-straight Test series win

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

PUNE (Agencies): Umesh Yadav led an inspired bowling display as India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test to clinch a record 11th-straight series triumph at home on Sunday. The tourists were dismissed for 189 after following-on in the final session of day four in Pune, as India took…

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Malik left disappointed after Warriors miss out on CPL title

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk TAROUBA: Barbados Tridents won their second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title as Guyana Amazon Warriors’ perfect season unraveled at the worst possible moment. The Warriors had won all 11 matches — including three against the Tridents— before the final, but came off second best in the face of an inspired performance from the…

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Ali Sher Khan wins PAF Zonal Champion Ship 2019

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Ex squash world champion Jansher khan’s younger son Ali Sher Khan has demonstrated a brilliant performance in Fazia zonal squash championship 2019 in Peshawar following the pattern of his father a legend in squash. Ali Sher Khan not only won the tournament but also made proud his father and his college Fazia…

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Fashion & Movies

Gold, diamond shoes unveiled in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: A pair of high heels that pays homage to the glamourous emirate of Dubai is vying to break the world record for the most expensive shoes in the world. Designed by Italian designer Antonio Vietri, the Moon Star Shoes were made with a solid gold heel that replicates the shape of the…

Afghan all-female orchestra performs in Australia

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s first and only all-female orchestra is in Australia to play at the Sydney Opera House and the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University in Melbourne, to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Afghanistan. Parwiz Shamal, reporting for TOLOnews, said that 1500 tickets were issued for Saturday’s concert in…

Rich tribute paid to legend Pashto actor Badar Munir

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Rich tribute paid to legend Pashto actor (late) Badar Munir for his best performances in showbiz industry which he played for revival of Pashto culture, language and custom and tradition. In this regard, a function was organized in the auditorium hall of Mardan press Club by Al Badar Munir Foundation to celebrate…

Sidharth Malhotra’s Marjaavaan to be released now on November 15

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sidharth Malhotra’s Marjaavaan was slated to release on November 8 this year but now the makers have decided to postpone it by a week. Milap Zaveri’s romantic drama, which has Ritiesh Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles will now release on November 15. The makers of Marjaavaan have…

Disha Patani to play the lead role in Ekta’s next movie

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After the grand success of Dream Girl, director Raaj Shaandaliyaa is all set to start working on his next project with Ekta Kapoor. Based on the life of a young girl in Chandigarh, Ekta announced that Disha Patani will be playing the lead role. Confirming the collab, Ekta said, “Disha has a…

Kim Kardashian christens her children in Armenia

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk ECHMIADZIN: US reality television star Kim Kardashian baptised her children on Monday during a visit to her ancestral homeland Armenia. Kardashian wore a tight-fitting beige dress and stopped to take pouting selfies with local fans as she left Holy Echmiadzin, the Caucasus nation s main cathedral. She was accompanied by her four children…

Science & Technology

Danger of Nomophobia is growing, says expert

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Children are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics, increasing the danger of nomophobia. A study found that 66% of people in the Europe have nomophobia, that people cannot escape phones, said an expert. A 2019 survey published by a Media company found that European teenagers (ages 13-18) averaged…

Nokia smartphone roll out of Android 10 begins: Nokia 8.1 to receive latest Android OS upgrade

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Keeping with its promise to offer a smartphone experience that keeps getting better, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that starting from today  the rollout of Android 10 will begin with the Nokia 8.1. As the first Nokia smartphone to receive this latest OS update – and as the…

Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll need a handset running at least Android 7.0 Nougat…

UBL to offer mobile contactless payments

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: UBL is the first bank in Pakistan who has partnered up with Gemalto, a Thales company, Visa and 1LINK to launch digital payment through tokenization on the UBL Digital App. The aim is to offer traditional payment services into convenient, secure and rewarding digital payment experiences. With this ambition in mind UBL…

Samsung takes pre-orders for foldable phone

By The Frontier Post | October 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Pre-orders for the Samsung Fold — the highly anticipated and equally heavily scrutinised smartphone with the folding screen — began on Sunday, the company announced. The Fold will be available at Dh7,199. The Android phone grabbed attention for its ability to open and close like a book when it was first announced…

Humans are disturbing Earth’s carbon cycle more than the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Did

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Since 1750, humans have disrupted Earth’s carbon cycle more severely than have some of the most cataclysmic asteroid impacts in history — and, new research suggests, the long-term effects on our planet (see: out-of-control global warming, ocean acidification, mass extinction) could be much the same. This striking finding comes from a…

Health

Dengue fever claims another life in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A woman died of dengue fever and taking the death toll from the disease in the Karachi to 17 this year. According to reports, three persons of the same family were admitted at the private hospital of Karachi after being diagnosed with Dengue fever. The two persons still under treatment in the…

Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 27 trials involving a total of 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder. Kids were randomly selected to take various dietary supplements, including vitamins or…

1,65,000 anti-malaria nets distributed in high risk areas

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “People in the rural areas particularly those residing along the Zhob River bank carry malaria parasites in their blood without showing symptoms. Zhob is one of the high risk districts for vivax and falciparum malaria. Recently thousands of positive cases have been reported in the rural parts of the district,” This was…

‘Every 8 women likely to suffer from breast cancer in Pakistan’

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Every ninth woman in the world is likely to suffer from breast cancer but in Pakistan every eight women are likely to suffer from this disease. The chances of having breast cancer among women are higher than males and women who are in the 40’s have higher chances of being diagnosed with…

Danger of Nomophobia is growing, says expert

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Children are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics, increasing the danger of nomophobia. A study found that 66% of people in the Europe have nomophobia, that people cannot escape phones, said an expert. A 2019 survey published by a Media company found that European teenagers (ages 13-18) averaged…

Graphene filter grabs bacteria to kill them with a Zap

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEXAS: A new self-sterilizing filter made of laser-induced graphene grabs bacteria out of the air and kills them with small pulses of electricity, researchers report. Airborne bacteria may see what looks like a comfy shag carpet on which to settle. But it’s a trap. The flexible filter that chemist James Tour’s lab at…

Travel

These are the countries where tourists spend the most money

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A new survey reveals the cost of visiting some of the world’s top destinations. Globehunters used World Tourism Organization data to provide insight regarding how much money travelers spend in each country and where they can expect to spend the most. The results can help travelers budget properly for their next journeys,…

Dharabi Lake to be developed as tourist-spot: Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

F.P. Report CHAKWAL: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar paid a surprise visit to Dharabi Lake in Chakwal on Thursday while en-route to Lahore from Islamabad on a helicopter. He inspected the activities being done to promote tourism in the area. Speaking on the occasion, UsmanBuzdar said that the Dharabi Lake will be developed as…

Chinese tourism growth slows as overseas travel loses its luster

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The rapid growth of Chinese tourism took a bit of a breather during the latest week-long National Day holiday, government data indicate. The seven-day vacation from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 is dubbed “Golden Week” and is one of the few major government-mandated holidays in a country where personal vacation days are…

Lonely Planet guide reveals Saudi Arabia’s tourism treasures

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Saudi Arabia has been designated “the final frontier of tourism” by Lonely Planet, one of the world’s largest travel guidebook publishers. The sixth edition of the company’s Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula travel guide was published this month, with an extensively updated section on Saudi Arabia, which announced its newly simplified e-visa…

Saudi Arabia: Women can stay in tourism facilities without male guardian

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is allowing foreign men and women to rent hotel rooms together without proving they are related, days after it launched a new tourist visa regime to attract holidaymakers. Women, including Saudis, are also permitted to rent hotel rooms by themselves, in a break with previous regulations. In an unprecedented move…

Spain launches €300 million plan to soften tourism blow of Thomas Cook collapse

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk BARCELONA: Spain’s government has announced a recovery plan worth 300 million euros to combat the economic fallout of the collapse of British tour operator Thomas Cook, acting Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Thursday. The plan will be made up of 13 separate measures and include a credit line for the affected companies,…

Articles

Curse of circular conspiracy theory

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2017

Iqbal Khan There was a nation-wide sigh of relief when Faizabad sit-in ended peacefully, thanks to good offices of Pakistan Army. This wasn’t the first time when Army played such a role. Over the decades, our national system has become quite fragile. After every sit-in, long march or threat thereof and each shady judicial verdict,…

What is next in post-Daesh Syria?

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2017

Ibrahim Kalin Now that Daesh has been defeated in Syria, will the U.S. government stop its support of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed People’s Protection Units (YPG), the PKK’s affiliates in the country? This question was discussed during a recent phone call between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump…

Scrumming around FATA reforms

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2017

Khan Zeb In the age of liberal democracy, the debate from human rights has moved forward to ‘human security’ and ‘human development’. In this quarter of the world, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), more than five million people are shorn of even the basic rights of life, property and liberty. The human rights scholars believe…

What next for Baghdad and Erbil?

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2017

Saad Aldouri The fallout from the Sept. 25 illegitimate Kurdish referendum has resulted in a severe blowback for the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), leaving further questions over what will be next for the Baghdad-Erbil relationship in Iraq. It is becoming increasingly clear that the decision to go forward with the referendum was a misjudgement on…

Can the broken Saudi Arabia economic model be reformed?

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2017

Adeel Malik The old unsustainable Saudi model of state patronage is coming to an end. But will the new economic model be any different? The recent purge in Saudi Arabia has generated both hope and cynicism—hope that the time for long-awaited reform might have finally arrived in Saudi Arabia and scepticism about this being another…

Washington presents Saudi plan for Lebanon

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2017

Hussain Abdul-Hussain Saudi Arabia is not known for articulating its policies. One could make little of Riyadh’s position on Lebanon, whose Prime Minister Saad Hariri was summoned to Riyadh to announce his resignation and give a meaningless interview, before moving to what seems to be his exile in Paris. But where Saudi Arabia says little,…

Editorial

Oil and gas exploration in KP

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has approved in principle an investment programme in oil and gas exploration projects. He has directed the energy department to move formal summary for its inclusion in the annual development programme. The provincial government intends to lease out 12 blocks in the tribal districts and 19 in the settled…

Arm twisting again

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

In a twitter message Ms Alice Wells, assistant Secretary of the US State Department Bureau for South Asia and Central Asian affairs, appreciated Pakistan’s recent measures for militancy control but once again urged for doing more to stop militants from operating within its borders. She expressed partial satisfaction over the arrest of four leaders of…

Quarterly economic review

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

Highlighting the salient features of quarterly economic review, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr.Abdual Hafeez Sheikh cited improvements in all macroeconomic indicators. He said that deficit in current account has decreased by 35 percent, fiscal deficit has gone down by 36 percent, tax revenue is up by 16 percent and exchange rate stability…

Conciliatory gesture

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has waved an olive branch to JUI (F) Central Amir Maulana Fazalur Rehman by saying that option of talks with him on resolving political issues will remain open. Although it is belated offer of holding unconditional talks but needs to be reciprocated who it to carry forward the journey towards the…

Tsai’s speech malign, ridiculous

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

In a speech on Thursday, Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen hyped the mainland’s “diplomatic offensives and military coercion” and said the mainland is “threatening to impose” the “one country, two systems” principle on Taiwan. She recounted the “serious challenges” Taiwan had faced over the past 70 years, saying that “we wipe away our tears and…

Upgrading railway infrastructure

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

At last the Ministry of Planning has cleared the PC-1 of 1872 kilometer long Karachi-Peshawar railway track dualisation and refurbishment ML-1 project, which will then come up for final approval of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council. The total estimated cost of the project is $8.2 billion which will be financed under CPEC framework.…