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Court extends judicial remand of Khawaja brothers till Nov 29 in Paragon housing case

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The accountability court has extended judicial remand of PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique till November 29 in Paragon City scandal, on Thursday. As the hearing underway, the court has also allowed Khawaja Saad Rafique to leave for Islamabad on production order to attend NA session. On…

Opposition trying to pressurize ECP in PTI foreign funding case, says Awan

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the opposition’s Rahbar Committee was trying to pressurize the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in PTI Foreign funding case. She said this in a series of tweets, Awan said PTI stood firm on its ideology and stance…

ECP accepts opposition’s application to conduct daily hearing of PTI foreign funding case

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to conduct the proceedings in the foreign funding case against PTI on a daily basis from November 26, on Thursday. According to reports, the ECP accepted the opposition’s application plea of Opposition’s Rehbar Committee to conduct daily hearing of the case was accepted by…

Military clampdown enters 109th day in IoK

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: The military siege and communications clamp down has entered into 109th consecutive day in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), on Thursday (today). According to Kashmir Media Service reports, the residents of the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions continue to simmer with anger and anguish over India’s illegal…

Opposition parties to hold APC today

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Opposition s All Parties Conference (APC) is all set to discuss the future course of action against the PTI government in today’s meeting which is to be held in Islamabad. The All Parties Conference will be held at the residence of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Tariq Fazal Chaudhry in Islamabad. Sources…

Thick blanket of smog engulfs Lahore

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The thick blanket of hazardous smog has engulfed the provincial capital of Punjab, on Thursday. According to reports, the thick smog forcing the citizens to take precautionary measures, of the lowering minimum temperature, humidity and calm wind at night that is allowing the contributing pollutants, being generated mostly by Indian Punjab farmers…

Global

Putin predicts more exits from EU by 2028

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that some Eastern European countries can leave the EU by 2028, when they stop receiving donations and grants and start paying them back on Wednesday. Speaking at a plenary meeting of a capital investment forum in Moscow, Putin compared the EU with former Union of Soviet Socialist…

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China summons American diplomat over Hong Kong bill

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China summoned a US diplomat in Beijing on Wednesday to protest a Hong Kong-related bill passed by the US Senate. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu summoned William Klein, the charge d’affaires of the US Embassy in China, to lodge “strong protests” against the Hong Kong Human Rights Act, the Chinese Foreign…

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‘You aren’t immune,’ Israeli minister threatens Iran leaders after Syria strikes

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

DAMASCUS (Agencies): Two people were killed when Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of military sites in Syria, according to the official SANA news agency on Wednesday. The Israeli military said warplanes launched airstrikes on military targets of the Syrian Armed Forces and Iran’s Quds Force, including surface-to-air missiles, headquarters, weapons and military bases. The army…

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Sri Lanka’s PM quits as party losses presidential polls

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday announced his resignation; following his party’s candidate Sajith Premadasa suffered a defeat at Saturday’s presidential election. “Even though we command the majority in Parliament, based on the people’s mandate received by Mr. (Gotabaya) Rajapaksa, we have decided to make way to allow him to…

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Trump diplomat gives evidence that hurts president

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: A top United States diplomat gave dramatic testimony Wednesday to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, telling lawmakers his boss sought to use leverage to secure political favors. Addressing the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Gordon Sondland, Washington’s envoy to the European Union, said Trump directed a…

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Rouhani says Iranian nation disappointed enemies

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): President Hassan Rouhani hails the people’s firm response to the recent wave of foreign-backed riots that hit several Iranian cities, voicing gratitude towards the nation for withstanding the enemies’ subversive plots despite their economic grievances. “The Iranian nation came victorious out of yet another historic test, and showed that despite the country’s economic…

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Pakistan

Pakistan bowled out for 240 in first Test against Australia

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Pakistan batting line once again put a disappointed show and it collapsed after a solid start by openers Azhar Ali and Shan Masood on the opening day of the first Test match against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. Pakistan bowled out for 240 runs in 86.2 overs. The visitors – who…

President confers medal on Turkish military chief

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon Chief of General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces, General Yasar Guler, in a special investiture ceremony held here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Later General Yasar Guler along with his delegation called on the President. On the occasion, the President felicitated him and said…

CJP says “all are equal in the eyes of law”

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa Wednesday while appreciating Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offer to allocate additional resources for improvement of the judicial system, said efforts were being made to expedite disposal of cases. The measures like provision of extra resources to the judiciary would go a long way in…

Admiral Abbasi visits UK to discuss cooperation between two naval forces

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Naval Chief Zafar Mahmood Abbasi held talks with his British counterpart and other Naval officials during his visit to Britain and discussed matters pertaining to expanding cooperation between the two naval forces. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi is on an official visit to United Kingdom. During the visit,…

CM visits Tirah Valley: Chaghi Fort Inaugurated at Pak-Aghan border

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: In an effort to curb illegal trafficking and strengthen border security, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan visited Rajgal sector in Tirah Valley of Tribal District Khyber where he formally inaugurated border security Fort Chaghi at Pak-Afghan border. During his visit he also announced granting of Tehsil status to Tirah valley along…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Afghanistan

Helicopter crash kills 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least two U.S. soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement on Wednesday. There were no details shared on the cause of the crash, which is said to be under investigation, however “preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by…

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Bombs, missiles falling at record pace in long-running Afghan war

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: As American ground forces in Afghanistan shrink, US and allied warplanes are dropping bombs and firing missiles at insurgent targets at a record pace in the 18-year-long war. The spike in firepower coincides with a Trump administration policy, dating to 2016, that gives military commanders greater authority to attack Taliban and Islamic…

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China ready to provide platform for intra-Afghan dialogue: Spokesperson

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China on Wednesday said it was in communication with all relevant parties in Afghanistan to hold an intra-Afghan meeting here to facilitate the peace and reconciliation process. “Currently, regarding intra-Afghan meeting in China, we are in communication with all parties in Afghanistan,” Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Geng Shuang said during his regular…

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President Ghani meets UN envoy for Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with UN envoy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto at Presidential Palace. In the meeting attended also by ambassadors of Britain, Sweden and Finland to Afghanistan, both sides discussed Afghanistan peace process and role of women in political and social sectors. UN envoy to Afghanistan said that the government of…

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Who defeated Daesh?

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report KABUL: The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan under the leadership of the martyred Amir ul Mumineen Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor (May Allah have mercy on him) started the fight against the Khawarij known as Daesh after they attacked innocent Afghans and tried to impose barbarism over the communities in different parts of Afghanistan. The…

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ANDSF’s air and artillery attacks leaves 19 rebels dead

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

KANDAHAR CITY (Agencies): As many as 24 armed oppositions were killed and 19 more were wounded following air and artillery attacks carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in southern Kandahar province. Top commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country said, the air and artillery attacks conducted by…

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Business

GM sues FCA over union bribes

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges that FCA was involved in racketeering by paying millions in bribes to get concessions and gain…

Hong Kong tourism battered as protests hurt economy

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Hong Kong tourism has been one of the worst hit sectors in the region, as escalating confrontations between the police and anti-government protestors have kept visitors, particularly from Mainland China, away. Tourism is a major driver of the economy, accounting for roughly four per cent of Hong Kong’s GDP and employing some…

Govt committed to facilitate transit Afghan trade: PM

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that in view of the positive impact of socio-economic development of Afghanistan, the Government of Pakistan was committed to facilitate transit trade of the landlocked neighboring country. However, the prime minister directed to ensure that the arrangement was not misused and did not hamper the growth of…

Food exports up by 16.21 per cent

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Food group exports from the country during first four months of current financial year increased by 16.21%, whereas imports of the food commodities into the country decreased by 20.34% as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The imports of the food group came down to $1.583 billion during the period…

Tokyo stocks close lower on fresh trade worries

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOLYO: Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the market weighed down by fresh concerns on US-China trade talks after Beijing hit out at the US over Hong Kong protests. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.62 percent or 144.08 points to 23,148.57, while the broader Topix index dropped 0.33 percent or…

Governor SBP encourages stakeholders

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir, appreciated the banks for their efforts in increasing the bank credit to the agriculture sector, which reached its historical high by end of FY19. ‘It is for the first time in Pakistan’s history that credit to the agriculture sector has surpassed one trillion rupees,’…

Sports

Pakistan bowled out for 240 in first Test against Australia

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Pakistan batting line once again put a disappointed show and it collapsed after a solid start by openers Azhar Ali and Shan Masood on the opening day of the first Test match against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. Pakistan bowled out for 240 runs in 86.2 overs. The visitors – who…

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Murray claws out victory to give Britain lead, Serbia win

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Andy Murray gave Britain a winning start in their opening Davis Cup Finals tie against the Netherlands but only after suffering a huge scare against an inspired Tallon Griekspoor on Wednesday. After nearly three hours, Murray, playing in his first Davis Cup tie since 2016 and only five months after returning to…

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Mourinho back in Premier League with Spurs as Pochettino replacement

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur have named Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022-23 season, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. The 56-year-old Portuguese returns to management for the first time since being sacked by Manchester United in December. He replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who…

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I’ll stop when my body tells me to, says Federer

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Roger Federer first thought about how long his playing career would last in 2009 but a decade later the 38-year-old is still going strong and says he will keeping playing until his body decides otherwise. Federer won his last Grand Slam in January 2018 when he claimed his sixth Australian Open but…

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Welcome back to the Gabbatoir, Asad Shafiq

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk Brisbane: Perhaps he could have ducked out of the way. Maybe, with a fresher mind and quicker footwork, he could have got on top of it and fended it into the leg side; there was no short leg after all. Or possibly, that delivery from Mitchell Starc to Asad Shafiq was so ruddy…

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Sana Mir takes break from international cricket

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Sana Mir, Pakistan women’s most-capped player, has taken a break from international cricket to “plan and reset my future objectives and targets”. A PCB statement said Mir would miss next month’s ODI and T20I series against England in Malaysia. Mir, or the PCB, did not specify her exact reason for the break…

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Fashion & Movies

Jennifer Aniston breaks down as she bids adieu to her friends in LA

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Jennifer Aniston is making headlines again leaving all of us fretting as she was spotted exiting a restaurant on the verge of breakdown. The Murder Mystery star left quite a number of her fans anxious and concerned after she was papped at a night out in Los Angeles with an expression…

Major gains for women, minorities in television directing

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A record number of television episodes were helmed by women or directors of color in the 2018-19 season, according to a report released on Tuesday, highlighting major gains in an industry that has sought to be more inclusive. The Episodic Television Director Inclusion Report covering that season said that for the…

The crown’ peddles subversive republican message, says royal historian

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Television series “The Crown” might have won millions of fans across the globe with its dramatization of the life and reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth but one royal historian has accused it of peddling a subversive republican message. The third season of the hit Netflix show was released on Sunday, portraying events…

Makeup giant Coty to pay $600mn for majority stake in Kylie Jenner cosmetics brand

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Beauty products giant Coty announced Monday a deal to take a majority stake in Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics and skincare company, marrying Jenner’s celebrity prominence with Coty’s distribution and commercial prowess. Under the transaction, Coty, whose brands include Hugo Boss and Burberry fragrances, will pay $500 million for a 51 per cent stake…

Gang behind Rabi Pirzada video leak targets model Samara Chaudhry: report

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After the Rabi Pirzada scandal, another Pakistani model Samara Chaudhry has fallen victim to private pictures and videos being leaked online by anonymous trolls. Arab publication Gulf News reports that several private photos and videos of model Chaudhry have gone viral. The model has not yet commented on the issue. According to…

Selena Gomez reacts after Bella Hadid deletes post over her comment

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Selena Gomez had recently caught the public’s eye after she extended an olive branch to Bella Hadid by commenting on her Instagram post, which was deleted over it later. The Lose You To Love Me hit maker was not too happy about finding out her attempt of burying the hatchet with his…

Science & Technology

French media launch copyright case against Google

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: French media organisations lodged a complaint against Google to the country’s competition authority Wednesday over the US internet giant’s refusal to pay for displaying their content. The move sets up a legal fight with Google over a new EU copyright law that could have huge repercussions for the future of the press.…

Scientists find evidence of missing neutron star

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk CARDIFF: The leftovers from a spectacular supernova that revolutionised our understanding of how stars end their lives have finally been spotted by astronomers at Cardiff University. The scientists claim to have found evidence of the location of a neutron star that was left behind when a massive star ended its life in a…

Some 70K fake anti-Morales Twitter IDs created in Bolivia

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Nearly 70,000 fake Twitter accounts were created to support the departure of former President Evo Morales in Bolivia, regional media reported late Monday. According to a study by Julian Macias Tovar, head of social networks for the Spanish party Podemos, the false accounts were mobilized to legitimize the ouster of Evo Morales…

Japan space probe on its way back after asteroid mission

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: A Japanese space probe is heading home from an asteroid 250 million km (155 million miles) from Earth after collecting sub-surface samples that could help scientists seeking the origins of life, Japan’s space agency said on Monday. Asteroids are believed to have formed at the dawn of the solar system and scientists…

Apple launches 16-inch MacBook Pro to replace 15-inch model

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Apple introduced the all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro on its website today. The new laptop is available for pre-order and will be available in Apple Stores around the world starting this week. This new version of Apple’s insanely popular professional level laptop is intended to replace the similarly sized 15-inch model, and will…

Apple launches app to let users enroll in health studies

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Apple Inc on Thursday launched an app that will let users of its devices to enroll in three health studies, allowing them to share health-related data for medical research. The studies are conducted in partnership with research institutes, including Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the NIH’s National Institute of…

Health

More dengue fever cases surface in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI:  At least 158 more dengue fever cases were detected across Karachi city in last 24 hours, taking the reported cases toll to 12,844 since 1st Jan 2019. Spokesman for Prevention and Control Program for Dengue (PCPD) Sindh, while talking to PPI, informed that  as many as 178  new dengue fever cases surfaced…

Distribution of Nutrition commodities inaugurated

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

FP. Report PESHAWAR: Minister for Health Dr. Hisham Inam Ullah khan has inaugurated Enhanced Nutrition for Mother and Children Project and distribution of Nutritional Commodities here in a local hotel on Wednesday. The Minister said that from the day first the Prime Minister Imran Khan has talked about the malnourished children, adding that we thankful…

Polio workers directed to perform duties with dedication

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Kazim Niaz Tuesday directed polio workers to dedicatedly work for the eradication of disease and save our children from permanent crippling. He was chairing a meeting to review anti polio drive. Expressing dissatisfaction over comprehensive strategy for anti-polio drive, he stressed to create awareness among people about…

Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal . The researchers in South Korea found that people who did less moderate or…

Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAO PAULO: Stress while driving is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac complications such as heart attack (myocardial infarction), according to studies published in recent years. Selecting suitable driving music may be one way to mitigate this risk. A study by researchers at São Paulo State University…

Researchers suggest new theory for how Parkinson’s disease develops

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk HARVARD: The toxic protein behind Parkinson’s disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve, according to a new theory by Technion and Harvard University scientists. Instead, the protein, called alpha-synuclein, may simultaneously affect all parts of the nervous system inside and outside of the brain. Their findings could change…

Travel

Hong Kong tourism battered as protests hurt economy

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Hong Kong tourism has been one of the worst hit sectors in the region, as escalating confrontations between the police and anti-government protestors have kept visitors, particularly from Mainland China, away. Tourism is a major driver of the economy, accounting for roughly four per cent of Hong Kong’s GDP and employing some…

South African Airways strike continues

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: A strike by disgruntled employees of South Africa’s national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) continued for a fifth day on Tuesday forcing domestic flights to remain grounded. On Monday the airline said in a statement it is pleased to announce its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African…

California’s Sonoma wine country reckons with wildfire damage to tourism economy

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SONOMA: As ash settles from the recent wildfires in one of the world’s most recognizable wine regions, the battle-tested vintners now face another problem – discouraged tourists. The wildfires in California’s Sonoma County are among the largest and most intense in the state’s history. Fortunately for the wineries, the fires came at the…

Mexican Caribbean ramps up UK tourism presence

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk  MEXICO: Mexican Caribbean travel leaders including Quintana Roo Tourism Board director Dario Flota Ocampo, Secretary of Tourism Marisol Vanegas Perez, and state representatives concluded a successful appearance last week at London’s World Travel Market, focused on the region’s top European market. On the last day of the market, Vanegas Perez held a meeting…

Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism, hard currency

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MEROE: Portuguese architect Tania Monteiro and her husband are almost alone as they tour Sudan’s pyramids, a world-class attraction long neglected by the world. “People are really, really nice, always very welcoming,” Monteiro said on a recent visit to Meroe, an ancient city on the east bank of the River Nile about 200…

South African Airways cancels flights amid strike

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at airports across South Africa on Friday after national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) cancelled its flights due to a strike by thousands of its disgruntled workers. “The cancellation of flights for two days [Friday and Saturday] follows an announcement by the South African Cabin…

Articles

Media muffling and public consents

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2017

Sher Zada When the word media is discussed in public, something very authentic and based on facts come in mind. That the things we hear, read or watch are solely collated, coordinated and analyzed through the lenses of impartiality and under the authentic journalistic ethics. While it is also taught in schools that media is…

Raees Warsi: An amazing poet and founder of Urdu Markaz New York

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2017

Asad Gilani Urdu the national language of Pakistan has been championed in New York by the Urdu Markaz New York since it’s established in 1989 by a young Post Graduate of Karachi University Mr. Raies Warsi. He was born in Karachi, envisioned Urdu Markaz as a literary, cultural and educational institute to work for the…

Gulf-Israel: Peace without flags or anthems

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2017

Hussain Abdul Hussain President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East Peace Envoy Jared Kushner visited Riyadh and met Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Politico has reported. The American delegation in this low-profile visit included Jason Greenblatt, a longtime Trump Organization operative and the architect of the new outside-in peace scheme, and Egyptian-American Dina Powell of…

Confessions of a (verified) Russia-linked Twitter Bot

By The Frontier Post | November 4, 2017

Bryan MacDonald Twitter’s defines any user who has “ever logged in, at any time, from Russia” as being “Russia-linked.” This is taking the new McCarthyism to ridiculous levels. In Russia, they call Wednesday ‘little Friday,’ meaning it’s the weekday when partaking in a few beers is the social norm. So there I was, Heineken in…

The new story in economy passes through Silk Road

By The Frontier Post | November 3, 2017

Erdal Tanas Karagol The economic power balance in the world economy is changing. The direction of this change is from west to east. In fact, the beginning of the change was 2008. The 2008 global economic crisis became the turning point of this change. Since that year, the slowing in the economies of the developed…

UN secretary general speaks out on Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2017

Javier Delgado Rivera Every three months the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) issues a report on the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security. Although available online, few outside UN spheres and foreign embassies in Kabul take the trouble to go through it from back to back. Yet these reports are…

Editorial

Education sector reforms

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

The reforms introduced in elementary and secondary education in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa did raise the quality of education in government schools up to some extent and relatively increased the number of students in urban areas but it does not fully justify the governments claim to have fully restored the confidence of the people in these institutions…

Enhancing agriculture credit

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Chairing the annual meeting of Agriculture Credit Advisory Committee, Governor State Bank Reza Baqir appreciated the increase in the quantum of agriculture credit disbursement over Rs.1 trillion. However, he emphasised diversion of more financial resources to provinces which had not received its due share in agriculture financing. The central bank governor told that agriculture credit…

Renegotiating TAPI gas price

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

An intergovernmental agreement had been made for the supply of gas through pipeline by Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It now appears that like the gas import agreements made by the previous governments with Iran and Qatar, the TAPI agreement has also transparency issues, particularly price per mmbtu. India had walked out of the…

External balance

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Current account balance of foreign trade has registered a moderate surplus of $99 million in October whereas it witnessed a deficit of $284 million in the preceding month of September and $1280 million in the same month last year. The surplus in merchandise trade has come after four years of massive deficit that confronted the…

Western media report on Xinjiang lacks morality

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

The New York Times on Saturday disclosed more than 400 pages of “leaked files” from Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and maliciously attacked China’s governance in Xinjiang. Western public opinion used their value system to criticize the vocational education and training centers in Xinjiang. Some Western elites are eager to see Xinjiang engulfed in…

Curbing cross-border smuggling

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

The Prime Minister has given approval for raising a professionally competent and technically equipped Paramilitary Force to effectively control the menace of smuggling of foreign goods which leads to closure of local industry and cause colossal revenue losses to the national exchequer. The new anti-smuggling force will comprise 2000 highly trained and better equipped personnel.…

Arts and Literature

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…

A literary man in a political situation

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHARJAH: On 27 November 1885, Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist and the inventor of the highly explosive substance known as dynamite, dedicated the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, to be awarded each year after his death, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Since 1901,…

IJT photos exhibition shows Indian atrocities in IoK

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday organized a photo exhibition at the Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Chowk to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The exhibition, portraying the Indian forces atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris, attracted a large number of students including senior faculty members. Director Area Study…

Oxford University Press organizes its annual book fair

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The annual month-long Oxford Book Fair, organized by Oxford University Press (OUP), commenced on Friday and will continue till 30 November at the Oxford Bookshops in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Hyderabad, and Sukkur. The much-awaited yearly event offers huge discounts on an extensive…