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PM arrives in China to attend Second Belt and Road Forum

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in China today (Thursday) on a four-day official visit to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. He will deliver a keynote speech in the opening ceremony of the Forum tomorrow (Friday). In a statement before his departure, the Prime Minister expressed resolve to take…

Bilawal’s advice to Imran: Using ‘sahiba’ as profanity sends the wrong message to women

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari replied to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday and said that using ‘sahiba‘ as profanity sends the wrong message to the women of the country. Speaking to the media in Islamabad, he said that women in Pakistan are working shoulder-to-shoulder with men for the development…

Pakistan will not be party to any internal conflict in Afghanistan: PM

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In the view of recent wave of violence in Afghanistan and the collapse of intra-Afghan dialogue, Prime Minister Imran Khan asserted “Pakistan will not be party to any internal conflict in Afghanistan anymore.” A statement was issued by the Prime Minister office on Thursday stated, “Pakistan is highly dismayed by the surge…

Hussain Asghar appointed as NAB deputy chairman

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has approved the appointment of Hussain Asghar as deputy chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Hussain Asghar has been appointed as NAB deputy chairman after formal approval of President Alvi after consultation with the anti-corruption watchdog’s chairman, Justice (Retd.) Javed Iqbal. A notification was also released in…

Statement on Dr Aafia was quoted out of context: FO Spokesperson

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal said on Thursday that Pakistan is engaged in bringing back Dr Aafia Siddiqui home and his recent statement on her was taken out of context. Dr Faisal reportedly told an international news outlet that Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist and mother of three jailed in the…

Nawaz seeks SC permission for medical treatment abroad

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Ousted premier and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharir on Thursday approached the Supreme Court (SC) seeking permission to travel abroad for medical treatment. Nawaz’s counsel, Khawaja Hariss, filed the civil review petition against the top court’s March 26 judgment granting the former prime minister six weeks suspension of sentence on…

Global

Denial of self-determination to Kashmiris is violation of UN Charter

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. America Report NEW YORK: At the UN, Pakistan said that the continued denial of the right to self-determination to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir was not only a travesty of justice, but also an egregious violation of the UN Charter. Addressing a special meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the International…

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North blasts South Korea for military drill with US

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

ANKARA (AA): North Korea slammed Seoul on Thursday for joint aerial drills with the US forces. The statement was carried by state media from Pyongyang against South Korea amid a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia. The exercises were an “outright challenge” to the Panmunjom Declaration and…

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US regrets Afghan civilian deaths, says answer is peace

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AFP): The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban voiced regret on Thursday over findings that US-backed forces were killing more civilians than the militants, and said the solution was a peace deal. A United Nations report released on Wednesday found that international and pro-government forces were responsible for the deaths of 305 civilians…

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China leads US on potent hyper sonic missiles

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

ZHUHAI (Reuters): China is leading the United States in a race to deploy hyper sonic missiles that would defeat existing air defense systems, according to senior US officials. The combination of speed, manoeuvrability and altitude of these missiles makes them difficult to track and intercept. They travel at speeds of more than five times the…

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Ex-US VP announces 2020 White House bid

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden officially entered the 2020 White House race Thursday, ending more than a year of speculation. Biden is joining a crowded field of Democrats seeking the party’s nomination to take on President Donald Trump in the next election cycle. “We are in a battle for the soul of…

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Russian, North Korean leaders discuss denuclearization

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un concluded their summit on Thursday with a formal reception. Putin and Kim met in the Russian port city of Vladivostok to discuss bilateral relations and de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The closed-door talks lasted 3.5 hours. Speaking to the participating delegations, Kim…

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Pakistan

No threats to country but to corrupt persons: Murad Saeed

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services MuradSaeed said that there was no threat to Pakistan but corrupt persons in the country were in danger. The minister while talking to media persons outside the National Assembly on Thursday warned the People’s Party leadership that government would not step back from holding accountability…

Pakistan proud of friendship with S Arabia: Speaker

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly AsadQaiser has said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were enjoyed long term brotherly relations which are based upon strong foundation of common faith, brotherhood culture and history. He remarked that both the brotherly countries have always stood with each other in difficult times and people of both the countries…

Mazari cautions against US push to make India member of NSG

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report Islamabad: On the second day of SSII’s workshop titled: “The International Strategic Environment and Pakistan’s Policy Imperatives” organised for women parliamentarians here in Islamabad on Thursday, Federal Minister for Human Rights DrShireenMazari gave an overview of the non-proliferation and arms control regimes, while drawing attention to Pakistan’s nuclear policy. DrMazari discussed the Nuclear…

Investiture ceremony held at Air Headquarters

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Non Operational Military awards were conferred upon Officers and Airmen of Pakistan Air Force during an Investiture Ceremony, held at Air Headquarters, Islamabad today. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force conferred awards on the distinguished personnel for their exceptional services in PAF. In the…

Firdous to inaugurate ‘Jashn-e-Rawalpindi’ today

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. FirdousAshiqAwan will inaugurate three-day musical concert on Friday, being organized under second phase of the family festival ‘Jashn-e-Rawalpindi. Chairman, Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi, AsifMehmood  said that the PHA was organizing a musical concert to provide recreation to the residents of…

Electricity meters installed in Khyber

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Khyber chapter started installing electricity meters at government schools and buildings. It is first ever that electricity meters have been fixed in ex-tribal regions after abolishing century old law, Frontier Crime Regulation (FCR) and merging of the area to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. On…

Afghanistan

Nine police personnel killed, five hurt in Farah

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Nine police personnel were killed and five more sustained injuries in gunfight with Taliban in AnarDara district in Farah province of Afghanistan. Taliban attacked a convoy of security forces near AnarDara district bazaar yesterday. The gunfight lasted four several hours. Officials said that Taliban attacked the district headquarters and nearby checkpoints last…

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Candidates of presidential polls given election symbols

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced electoral serial numbers and symbols of candidates for the next presidential election on Thursday. According to a press release issued by the IEC, Rehmatullah Nabil has been placed at the first place while ZalmaiRasool has been given last number in the list. The IEC also provided…

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TIKA hands out aid in Afghanistan after floods

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

KABUL (AA): Turkish state-run aid agency provided food and shelter for a thousand families suffering from floods in northern Afghanistan, the agency said on Thursday. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said it distributed food packages and tents to the families who lost their homes due to heavy floods in northern Faryab province. After…

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Fresh clashes erupt in Takhar

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ: Fresh clashes erupted between the security forces and Taliban in Dasht-e-Qilla district in Takhar province, officials said on Thursday. The officials yesterday announced that the district was completely purged of Taliban fighters. However, local residents told AIP that Taliban fighters still exist in some parts of the district. Taliban attacked security checkpoints…

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Cruise missile fired on Taliban base

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL/LASHKARGAH: The coalition forces fired cruise missile on a base of Taliban where they prepared improvised explosive devices and trained fighters for suicide attacks in Helmand province last night, officials said on Thursday. According to a press release issued by Helmand provincial media office, the coalition forces conducted airstrike against a Taliban base…

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On sale in Kabul: Mementos of America’s war in Afghanistan, for $2 or less

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Christopher Jones KABUL: In March, I went to Chicken Street in Kabul, a well-known shopping stop for those Americans and foreigners who are allowed to venture outside the Green Zone. In one of my favorite shops, I noticed a tray of silver in one of the display cases. As the shopkeeper splayed the trinkets out…

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Business

Sainsbury’s, Asda merger blocked by regulator

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda has been blocked by the UK’s competition watchdog over fears it would raise prices for consumers. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) also said it would raise prices at the supermarkets’ petrol stations and lead to longer checkout queues. Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe said the…

Bookings strong even as 737 MAX remains grounded

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): Southwest Airlines Co forecast better-than-expected second-quarter revenue growth on Thursday, citing demand from leisure and business customers, even as the low-cost carrier is forced to ground its 34 Boeing 737 MAX jets. Dallas-based Southwest, the world’s largest MAX operator, said it expected closely watched unit revenue to grow by 5.5 percent to…

EU commercial vehicle market grows 5.1% in Q1

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): The EU market for commercial vehicles recorded an annual growth of 5.1% during the first quarter of 2019 the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reported on Thursday. The association said the number of new commercial vehicle registrations amounted to 654,657 in January-March period. Among key markets, Germany (12.8%), the UK (8.9%), France (4.4%)…

Tesla junk bond spreads widens to a record

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): Investors are demanding a record risk premium for holding Tesla Inc’s $1.8 billion junk bond after the electric car maker posted a $700 million first-quarter loss and signaled it may be in the market for more capital soon. The price on Tesla’s 5.3% note due August 2025 slipped, nudging its yield to…

US crude oil stocks, production rise for w/e April 19

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Crude oil inventories and production rose in the US last week, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday. Commercial crude oil stocks increased by 5.5 million barrels, or 1.2 percent, to 460.6 million barrels for the week ending April 19, the EIA data showed. Stocks dropped by 1.4 million…

BankIslami posts PAT of Rs.251m in 1Q of year 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Board of Directors of BankIslami has approved the Bank’s First Quarter Financial Statements for the period ended March 31, 2019 in their meeting held. The Bank has witnessed a promising start of the year 2019 and posted impressive results during first quarter of the current year. The Bank recorded operating profit…

Sports

Pakistan U16 team off for Bangladesh

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

KARACHI (PPI): The Pakistan U16 team, to be captained by Umer Eman, will leave for Bangladesh early Friday morning (today) for two three-day and three 50-over matches to be played from April 29 to May 15. The 16-member squad underwent rigorous training and practice sessions at the National Cricket Academy, besides and playing one three-day…

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Tiger Woods to return to Japan for PGA Tour event

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

TOKYO (Agencies): Newly crowned Masters champion Tiger Woods announced Thursday he will return to Japan for the first time in more than a decade to play in a new US PGA Tour event in October. “I’m excited to play in the inaugural ZOZO Championship in October, and return to Japan, one of my favorite countries.…

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South Africa sweat on injured Steyn for World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

CAPE TOWN (Agencies): South Africa face an anxious wait over the fitness of experienced seamer Dale Steyn after a flare-up of an old shoulder injury ruled him out for the rest of the Indian Premier League season, putting his World Cup prospects in doubt. The 35-year-old Steyn felt discomfort having played for the Royal Challengers…

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba named in PFA Team of the Year

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is the only non-Manchester City or Liverpool player to be named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year on Thursday. The 26-year-old French World Cup-winning midfielder’s inclusion is a surprise after an indifferent season, although he hit a purple patch after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived…

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Top spot just a number for Ko

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Agencies): World number one Ko Jin-young, with five top-three finishes in seven starts this season, seeks her third LPGA title of the year when the Los Angeles Open starts Thursday. The 23-year-old South Korean won last month’s LPGA Founders Cup, captured her first major crown earlier this month at the ANA Inspiration and…

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Hsieh sets up rematch with Osaka

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Stuttgart (Agencies): World number one Naomi Osaka will have a chance for revenge on Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei this week when the two meet in the second round of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart. Hsieh came from behind to beat China’s Wang Qiang in three sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to set up a second…

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Fashion & Movies

Ranaut sisters continues attacking Alia Bhatt

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actress KanganaRanaut’s sister RangoliChandel has again attacked Alia Bhatt on her statement to ‘remain silent’ in response to Ranaut sisters’ criticism. Taking a dig at ‘Raazi’ actress on social media, RangoliChandeltweeted a link of an article carrying Alias’s statement to which she wrote: “I really hope you go quiet darling… You…

King Khan likely to do a Tamil film

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The famed actor of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan after the biggest flops in the industry, plans to start his debut in Tamil Movies with Vijay’s upcoming movie ‘Thalapathy 63’. According to PinkVilla, sources have disclosed that: “SRK has a prominent character that he’s playing in Thalapathy 63. It’s not like his…

Fatima Sana Shaikh bags next film with Saif Ali Khan

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Young actress Fatima Sana Shaikh, who began her career with superstar Aamir Khan, has managed to bag her next with Saif Ali Khan. The actress feels proud to have an opportunity to star  against  khans as  they are on her wish list.   Fatima will now be seen opposite Saif in Bhoot Police…

Shahrukh Khan turns rapper to urge the people of India to cast vote

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has now turned into a rapper for a very worthy cause. In the latest video posted on his Twitter, King Khan is seeing flaunting some cool rap skills to convince people of India to vote in the general elections. Composed by Tanishk Bagchi and written by Abby…

King Khan loves Salman’s Bharat trailer

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani are ready to make the audience cheer aloud in cinema halls as their next film Bharat looks like a total entertainer. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film is based on the Korean film Ode to My Father. Bharat revolves around the story of a…

Andhadhun earns over Rs 300 crore in China

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: After winning hearts in India, now Sriram Raghavan’s thriller Andhadhun is creating history in China. Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte have given stellar performances in the film and thus the film has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark at the box-office in China. Andhadhun, which was released in China earlier this…

Science & Technology

Apple all set to launch AirPods with a brand new design this year

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Two new versions of Apple AirPods will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020, according to a research note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. One model will have a similar design and price to the current version of AirPods, which costs between…

First tremor detected on Red Planet

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth´s neighbour. A dome-shaped probe known as SEIS landed on the surface of Mars in December after hitching a ride on NASA´s InSight spacecraft. Its instruments…

Huawei announces smartphone shipment for Q1 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, achieved a milestone with its 2018 smartphone shipments. Huawei and Honor smartphone shipments reached 206 million units, ranking third in the world and close to Apple. At the Shanghai AWE 2019 conference held recently, Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, said that in 2019, Huawei and Honor smartphone…

UBL leads Digital Revolution in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: As part of the Bank’s Digital Agenda, UBL was the Title Sponsor of the 12th International Mobile Commerce Conference, held in Karachi. This half-day conference focused on Digital Transformation and how financial institutions like banks are using digital technology as enabler of digital commerce. Leading local and international experts from banks and…

Samsung delays launch of its new foldable phone after reports of defects

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: Samsung Electronics has delayed its media events to launch its new foldable phone in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which were planned for this week, after defective samples of the Galaxy Fold were reported last week. Samsung said the events were postponed but gave no reasons for the delay and added it had…

Whatsapp new feature to restrict users from taking screen shots

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Whatsapp is reportedly testing a new feature that would restrict users to take screen shot of the chats if they enable authentication feature in the app. According to Wabetainfo, the world’s biggest messaging app is working to introduce the new feature and may roll out it soon. In order to stop others…

Health

Larkana: 13 children test positive for HIV

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report LARKANA: HIV Aids Control Program on Thursday has claimed that as many as thirteen children were tested positive for human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) in Ratodero area of Larkana district. In-charge HIV Aids Control Program, Dr Abdul Hafeez said that the blood samples of 16 children have been sent to a laboratory for further…

‘Healthy environment is prerequisite of Malaria-free country’

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: World Malaria Day is globally observed on 25th of April. This annual international observance is a worldwide effort, to raise awareness about Malaria, its treatment and preventive measures, highlighting the need for better governmental and societal intervention in malaria control and prevention. This year’s theme for World Malaria Day is ‘End Malaria…

Admn convinces parents about anti-polio vaccine

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: The district administration successfully convinced parents influenced by wrong and frightened rumours about anti polio vaccine, on immunization of their kids against the crippling disease. Many parents had refused to administer their children with oral polio vaccine after Monday incident that occurred in Peshawar following spread of rumours that some…

Peshawar incident affect anti-polio drive in Landi Kotal

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Scores of frightened parents in Khyber district on Tuesday refused to feed polio vaccine to their children, following the Peshawar incident. It is to be mentioned here that last day approximately 1000 children of two private schools of Mashu Khel, Badhber, the suburb areas of Peshawar had got ill after allegedly…

Pilots groundbreaking malaria vaccine

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LILONGWE (AFP): Malawi on Tuesday launched the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark programme to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands, mostly children, across Africa and around the world each year. After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled…

Obesity can impair learning, memory: study

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, a study has found, Business Standard reports. Chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our brain can let factors from the blood enter the brain and affect…

Travel

Travel influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the “land of the pure,” but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country. As security improves, cricketer-turned-prime-minister Imran Khan is keen to promote the nation’s tourism…

Sri Lankan travel industry faces uncertainty after terror attack

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Tourists are scrambling to flee Sri Lanka and cancelling holidays after a string of deadly suicide blasts that have sparked concerns the lucrative tourism industry could be sent into a tailspin. The attacks on hotels and churches came as Sri Lanka was emerging as a leading tourist hot-spot, named the world’s top…

Extended Ramadan holiday could boost the Turkish tourism industry

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Local hoteliers and tourism associations have welcomed the Turkish government’s decision to extend the Ramadan holiday in early June to nine days, saying this could prove a boon to the industry and generate an additional 3 billion Turkish Lira income for the sector. The Ramadan holiday was initially scheduled for June 3…

Tunisia tourism sector makes flying start to 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Tunisia wooed more tourists in the first quarter of this year, which saw a 17.4 percent increase in arrivals compared to the same period in 2018, according to Tunisian Ministry of Tourism data quoted by Asharq Al-Awsat. The tourism sector saw an influx of up to 787.8 million dinars ($262.6 million) of…

EU-China Tourism Year boosts tourism sector in Europe

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: While the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 (ECTY 2018) has officially come to an end, the success of the initiative continues to be felt, with growing numbers of Chinese tourists putting European destinations at the top of their tourism agendas throughout 2018 and beyond. Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and…

The 7 most fascinating mosques in China

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has an ambiguous stance in regards to institutionalized faith. On the one hand, the People’s Republic recognizes five religions — Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism — and protects freedom of religious belief under its constitution, but on the other, the Council on Foreign Relations reports that “China is home to…

Articles

Boggling higher education in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Asmatullah Khan Higher education is the prime input for the acceleration of technological, scientific and research oriented skill in the country to achieve the objective of speedy economic development and higher productivity. Discoveries, innovations, scientifically accelerated socio –economic development, modern research and latest industrial and agricultural technologies are the outcomes of the productive research oriented…

Modi’s post Pulwama Blues

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on April 06, aptly criticised India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for whipping up war hysteria in an attempt to win more seats in general elections. Pakistan and India were almost on the brink of war when earlier in February both countries launched tit for tat air strikes. India…

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Robert Burns WASHINGTON: It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and European analysts and current…

Grading China’s Belt and Road

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Daniel Kliman, ​Rush Doshi, Kristine Lee and Zack Cooper Since its launch in 2013, what China calls “One Belt, One Road” has emerged as the corner-stone of Beijing’s economic statecraft. Under the umbrella of the Belt and Road, Beijing seeks to promote a more connected world brought together by a web of Chinese-funded physical and…

Preventing Catastrophe in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

WAKIL KOHSAR This brief presents a summary of key historical events in Afghanistan since 1989 and outlines a possible worst-case scenario following a U.S. and allied withdrawal from the country. The United States, Afghanistan, and its allies must work together in search for greater Afghan self-reliance, security, and stability in order to avoid a catastrophic…

Spirituality in age of terrorism

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2019

Ismail Bardhi It has now become imperative in political discourse to analyze the new meanings of the terms “terror” and “terrorism,” as well as their implications in international politics. To a certain extent (and according to the needs of the moment, i.e. the needs of the powerful), the old and traditional meaning of these terms…

Editorial

Surging budget deficit

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Despite austerity measures in discretionary spending and slashing the Public Sector Development Programme, budget deficit has jumped to Rs. 1.6 trillion equal to 4.2 percent of the total size of the economy. The revenue shortfall has reached to Rs.420 billion and will further increase in the remaining months of the current fiscal year. Vacating its…

Tribal districts uplift

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Addressing a gathering in South Waziristan Prime Minister Imran Kjhan made a very ambitious announcement of Rs.100 billion yearly allocations for the execution of projects of socio-economic uplift in merged tribal districts. The announcement seems premature as in the recent meetings of Ninth Finance Commission the federating units have not yet agreed to allocate 3…

Rationale of centralized education

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

A deliberate but discrete policy decision was taken by the elected government in 1973to degenerate the quality of education from elementary to secondary level. Carrying on system of promotion of students irrespective of their scores in annual examinations was implemented. Pass secondary school certificates used to be issue by the schools and Boards of Intermediate…

Prime Minister’s Iran visit

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Prime Minister Imran in his visit of Iran met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and discussed the matters of cross border terrorism, bilateral trade and prospect of completion of Pakistan-Iran gas pipl.ine. The visit took place in the aftermath of Ormara terror attack, the responsibility of which has been accepted by an alliance of Baloch terrorist…

Actions versus promises

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Giving a brief about the core points of the Prime Minister address to a meeting at Banigala, Special  Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Asiq Awan said that new team of cabinet has been tasked to control high prices spiral. About the rational of changing the finance minister, she clarified the former minster was not…

Reaction to cabinet reshuffle

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

In parliamentary form of government cabinet reshuffles or resignations of high profile ministers on differences with party leadership on political issues are regarded as routine matters. In the mother of democracies the UK sometimes major reshuffle have occurred in the governments of both political parties. But in Pakistan the opposition parties have overreacted to minor…

Letters to Editor

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Through the lines of your esteemed news paper, i would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the sorry state of affairs of the people at the hands of police. Despite the tall claims made (still making) by previous government of reforming police department, no improvement whatsoever is seen in our area…

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

“One who does not show mercy to our children is not from my community” [Holy Prophet (SAW)] Kindness towards children was one of the Prophet’s special characteristics. Children are flowers of heaven and they are the beautiful creation of God. Child labour is a terrible and big crime. In Pakistan it is an ever growing…

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

What is behind the devaluation of Pakistani currency? What are its effects on our economy? The Pakistani currency has experienced a worst fall against the US dollar ever in the history of Rs 143 per Dollar. The rupee has lost about 35 percent since the first devaluation in Dec 2017. PM Imran Khan on the…

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

It has been reportedly learnt that the Chief minister of KP Mahmood Khan has issued directives to all the ministries/ departments and quarters concerned to fulfill all the legal formalities before tabling any bill or law in the house for legislation. They have been further directed to share and discuss the theme of the bill…

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

In the past few years, the role of a woman has changed drastically in Pakistan. Women are now stepping out of their houses to earn and break free from all stereotypes that confine women to live inside home. Women can now be seen working as fire fighters, pilots,air traffic Controllers, bankers, company executives, labourers, farmers…

TF and Pakistan’s economic quagmire

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Financial Action Task Force is a global body which aims at combating money laundering and terrorists financing. FATF grey list comprises of the countries which lacks in implementing strategic policies against terrorist financing. Pakistan was also grey listed from 2012 to 2015. But later due to efforts and policies, Pakistan was removed from the grey…