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President Trump to unveil his long-delayed Mideast peace plan

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will unveil his long-delayed plan for Mideast peace before his scheduled meeting in Washington next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Probably we’ll release it a little bit prior to that,” the US leader told reporters traveling with him to Florida on…

Beijing urges world to recognize Pakistan’s efforts for counter-terror financing

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has urged world community to recognize and encourage Pakistan’s political will and active efforts for counter-terrorism financing. The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Geng Shuang was commenting on Pakistan’s Action Plan report which was discussed during the joint group Financial Action Task Force meeting in Beijing, Radio Pakistan reported. The spokesperson expressed…

Pakistan seek to retain T20 top spot against Bangladesh

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Pakistan are seeking to hold on to the top world ranking and also prove again the country is capable of hosting international cricket when they take on Bangladesh in a Twenty20 series starting Friday. If the host team lose just one of the three matches scheduled they will slide to second behind…

No corruption in DFID’s aid programme under previous governments: Shafqat Mahmood

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report LONDON: Minister for Federal education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that Britain’s aid programme to Pakistan – run by the Department for International Development (DFID) – under the PMLN and PTI governments was “by and large” corruption free and there was only one issue related to a construction matter. Shafqat Mahmood…

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organization declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern. China’s National Health Commission said 830 cases had been confirmed so far and 25…

India’s missile defence system will harm stability in region: Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan spoke out against India’s S-400 ballistic missile defence system on Thursday, saying that it will affect “balance of power” in the region. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said during her weekly press briefing that Islamabad had always expressed concern over the induction of the S-400 Air Defense system. Answering…

Global

US bars issuing visas to pregnant women in a bid to control ‘birth tourism’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States for so-called “birth tourism.” In announcing the move, which takes effect on Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas “to secure…

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Duterte threatens to end US military pact

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end a pact key to annual war games with American troops if the US does not restore the travel visa of an official who oversaw his drug war. It is the latest in a long line of Duterte’s threats to shrink or sever ties with…

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President Trump to unveil his long-delayed Mideast peace plan

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will unveil his long-delayed plan for Mideast peace before his scheduled meeting in Washington next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Probably we’ll release it a little bit prior to that,” the US leader told reporters traveling with him to Florida on…

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WHO says coronavirus outbreak not a ‘global emergency’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: After detailed deliberations on the new coronavirus virus on Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) appreciated the measures taken by the Chinese government and announced that “it has not yet become a global health emergency”. The respiratory virus has claimed 18 lives since emerging from a seafood and animal market in the…

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‘World must stand strong’ against Iran: US VP Pence

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: US Vice President Mike Pence urged world leaders gathered Thursday in Jerusalem to “stand strong” against Iran, calling it the only country where Holocaust denial is “state policy.” “We must also stand strong … against the one government in the world that denies the Holocaust as a matter of state policy,” Pence…

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Prince Charles: Hatred and intolerance still lurk in the human heart

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

JERUSALEM (Agencies): The United Kingdom’s Prince Charles tells the World Holocaust Forum memorial event in Jerusalem: “It is a particular honor, although one of the most solemn kind, to be here today on behalf of the United Kingdom, to remember all those lost in the Shoah.” In Israel on his first official visit to the…

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Pakistan

Govt issues notification showing appointment of Sikandar Sultan Raja appointed as CEC

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Friday issued notification showing appointment of Sikandar Sultan Raja as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) for five years. The reconstitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan is completed as the federal government has appointed Sikandar Sultan Raja as the CEC. Furthermore, the notification states appointment of Nisar Durrani as…

11 including nine children injured after roof collapses in Bahawalpur school

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report BAHAWALPUR: At least 11 people including nine children have sustained severe wounds as roof of a private school collapsed in Bahawalpur today (Friday). According to details, the victims also included two teachers who were teaching their respective classes at the time of the incident. Moreover, the injured have been shifted to Bahawalpur Victoria…

Lahore: Strict security ensured for schedule Pakistan, Bangladesh T20Is

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Strict security arrangements have been ensured for Twenty20 International (T20I) series between Pakistan and Bangladesh, scheduled to begin at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Friday (today). According to details, ten thousand security personnel have been deployed around the stadium. DIG Operations Lahore Rai Babar Saeed told that seventeen SPs, 48 DSPs, 134…

Naqeebullah murder case: SHC directs trial court to decide case in three months

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday rejected bail petitions of the accused policemen named in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. The SHC announced the verdict that was reserved earlier, after hearing arguments from both sides. Policemen namely, Allahyar, Nazuk, Shakeel Feroze and other sought bails from the SHC in the case. The…

Hajj pilgrims to be charged additional Rs115,000 in 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs Secretary on Thursday confirmed that an additional Rs115,000 will be charged to pilgrims in Hajj package this year. According to the details of Standing Committee on Religious Affairs meeting, pilgrimage will cost Rs550,000 owing to depreciation in the value of Pakistani currency and the increase in fares…

‘Three provinces issue notification for doubling of erstwhile Fata students seats in medical colleges, PMC’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Abdullah Malik                    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committ-ee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) in its Thursday meeting was brie-fed by the Secretary, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) regarding the implementation status of previous recommendations of the Committee regarding doubling of seats for erstwhile FATA students in medical/Dental colleges across the country that the notification of…

Afghanistan

Afghan economy expands 2.9 per cent in 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s economy grew by 2.9 percent in 2019 and is expected to grow by 3.3 percent in 2020, a World Bank report has said. Wadsam, an Afghan business news portal, quoted the World Bank report as saying that a strong agricultural growth following recovery from drought has significantly contributed to the country’s…

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Qatar supports the financing of extremist groups: Saudi Minister

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Qatar supports the financing of extremist groups such as Hezbollah and we have problems with Qatar because it interferes in our affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has said. Addressomg the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, which devoted a special session on this occasion to…

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Afghan drought forces shepherds into desperate measures

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Nooruddin watched helplessly as his flock of 100 sheep began to die from hunger and thirst on the dry drought-ravaged hillsides of Balkh province. Rather than let more of the prized creatures die a slow death on the dry hillsides of Balkh province in the north, he made the decision to slaughter…

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Abdullah, Karzai have no written plan for Afghanistan, says Ghani

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk DAVOS: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke at a side event of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday criticizing Abdullah and Karzai, saying none of them have written plans for the Afghanistan future and peace process. Ghani used the ‘your hands do not reach to take the grapes and you say…

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WJ launches probe into Satter killing

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Members of the appointed delegation by President Ghani to investigate Amer Abdul Sattar’s killing said on Wednesday that Mir RahmanRahmani, speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) of Afghanistan, is preventing them from assessing the case. After the killing of AmerSattar, President Ghani in a meeting with elders of Kapisa, Panjshir and…

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Peace talks and more excuses…!?

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report KABUL: It is unprecedented and perhaps the first time in the history of Islamic Emirate that it has shown flexibility and given preference to softness over harshness in its policy because it sees the end of the long suffering and tragedy of the Afghan nation intertwined in this stance. If this hope is…

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Business

European stocks hit by Trump tariff threat

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: European stocks were hit Wednesday by US President Donald Trump’s renewed threat to slap auto tariffs on imported cars and a gloomy auto sales forecast. But Wall Street finished flat little moved either by strong earnings or a rising death toll blamed on a virus. Markets in London, Frankfurt and Paris…

PIA to conduct preliminary screening of travelers

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Following the outbreak of the Corona virus in China, the PIA will conduct preliminary screening of PIA travelers traveling from Beijing to Pakistan at Beijing Airport, in view of security issues. The PIA has issued necessary instructions to the administration and aviation staff. Spokeswoman PIA said the PIA has also requested the…

Gold imports increase by 4.78% in first half

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The gold imports into the country increased by 4.78 percent during the first half of the current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan imported gold worth $9.168 million during July-December (2019-20) compared to the imports of $8.750 million during July-December (2018-19), showing growth of 4.78…

NICVD establishes its 15th Chest Pain Unit in Jacobabad at JIMS

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in collaboration with the Government of Sindh has inaugurated its 15th “Chest Pain Unit” in Jacobabad at JIMS to facilitate patients with chest pain with easy access and free of cost services. Mir AijazHussain Khan Jakhrani (Advisor Prison & IPC to Chief Minister Sindh) and Honorable…

Govt to back drive to enroll 4.2m out-of-school children

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said that the government will fully back the campaign to enroll 4.2 million out-of-school children in the province which would promote the cause of education in a manner that is necessary to establish a welfare society on the pattern of the State of Madinah. The Governor was…

PPL-funded eye camp held at Kandhkot

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: As an ongoing feature of Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s (PPL) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, a three-day free-of-cost surgical eye camp concluded at Taluka Headquarters Hospital, Kandhkot in District Kashmore, Sindh near PPL-operated Kandhkot Gas Field. Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital was the implementing partner. The camp, which commenced on January 20, benefitted over…

Sports

Pakistan seek to retain T20 top spot against Bangladesh

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Pakistan are seeking to hold on to the top world ranking and also prove again the country is capable of hosting international cricket when they take on Bangladesh in a Twenty20 series starting Friday. If the host team lose just one of the three matches scheduled they will slide to second behind…

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Zaheer sees BD tour as full resumption of international cricket

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Former President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Zaheer Abbas Thursday said that the visit of the Bangladesh cricket team is a step forward for the complete resumption of international cricket in Pakistan. “Our country is on right track to stage international cricket and to host foreign teams in a best possible…

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Munir takes lead on opening day of 39th Chief of Air Staff open Golf Championship

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Featuring around 400 leading golfers from all over the country, Chief of the Air Staff Open Golf Championship tees off at Airmen Golf Course and Recreational Park, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Korangi Creek from Thursday. Muhammad Munir has clear lead as he scored 69 (3 under par), on the first day.…

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Pakistan to host Kabbadi World Cup from Feb 9

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan will host a 10-country Kabaddi World Cup in Lahore from February 9. Former international Kabaddi player Syed Sultan Shah told reporters on Thursday that teams from Iran, Canada, Australia, United States, Sierra Leone, and Kenya have qualified for the event so far. India is amongst the other nations showing willingness to…

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Pakistan, Bangladesh skippers unveil T20I series trophy

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan and Bangladesh will kick off the three-day T20I series on Friday at the city’s Gaddafi Stadium. The teams’ respective captains, Babar Azam and Mahmudullah, had unveiled the series trophy a day earlier. In the trophy-unveiling press conference, Azam said the team’s focus was to maintain their top world T20I ranking. If the…

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Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, into third round

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

MELBOURNE (Agencies): World number one Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Australian Open with a straight-set win over Argentina’s Federico Delbonis. Nadal, bidding for a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title, swept aside 76th-ranked Delbonis 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-1. The Spaniard will face compatriot and 27th seed Pablo Carreno Busta next. There were battling…

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Fashion & Movies

Taylor Swift’s new song ‘Only The Young’ ready to rule fans’ heart

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Taylor Swift, a US pop superstar, has recorded the latest track for her upcoming Netflix documentary, ‘Miss Americana’. The song ‘Only The Young’, which was co-written and co-produced with Joel Little for the “Lover” album, is set to hit the streaming service on January 31. “Miss Americana” is a Lana Wilson-directed…

Oscars 2020 confirms Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina, Mahershala Ali as presenters

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: The Oscars has booked its first four presenters for its upcoming 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony and they’re all last year’s winners, will be giving the show some sheen. As per its tradition the Academy invites back its last year’s A-listers stars to pass the baton to new winners. This year,…

Gippy Grewal wants to work with Mehwish Hayat

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Indian actor-singer Gippy Grewal has expressed wish to work with Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat. In a statement, the actor said ‘Punjab Nahi Jaongi’ is his favourite film and hoped to meet Mehwish Hayat in Pakistan. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is my favourite singer, he told. Gippy further thanked Pakistanis for their hospitality…

Animated British royal comedy ‘The Prince’ to make debut on HBO Max

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Animated versions of Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will have supporting roles in a British royal family satire that will make its debut on AT&T Inc’s HBO Max streaming video service, the company said on Tuesday. The Prince, is the brain child of Gary Janetti, a producer on the…

Rockers Queen join Queen Elizabeth on new British coin

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Rockers Queen have become the first band to be celebrated on British coinage, joining Queen Elizabeth II on a new coin unveiled by the Royal Mint. The iconic British group are hailed on a coin kicking off a Music Legends series being produced by the official mint. It features Queen Elizabeth on…

Actress Mahira Khan expresses support to filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat’s ‘Zindagi Tamasha’

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has expressed her support to famous filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat for his movie ‘Zindagi Tamasha’. In a post of social-networking website Twitter, Mahira said, “Time and again we are made to realise our power and our influence. A film (that people haven t seen) can make some this scared.”…

Science & Technology

The oldest crater on Earth was found in Australia

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: When we gaze out into our solar system and observe its several planets and many moons, one thing tends to be true of just about all of them: They have lots and lots of impact craters. Each of those scars on a planet or moon’s surface tells a story, and while Earth’s…

China’s 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope becomes fully operational

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk The Five-hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST for short, is finally up and running, according to China’s official media source Xinhua. The telescope is the largest filled-aperture radio telescope in the world, and is strategically placed to take advantage of the Dawodang depression, a naturally occurring basin in southwest China. The idea…

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The tech giant’s reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported.…

Asteroid twice the size of Big Ben skims past Earth

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk NASA is closely monitoring an asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 755 feet – larger than the Golden Gate Bridge tower or more than twice the height of London’s Big Ben – that was heading towards Earth and expected to skim past the planet on Monday. Flying towards the planet at a…

WhatsApp is only the second non-Google Android app to hit 5 billion installs

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk There are only a few apps on the Google Play Store to have reached the mythical 5 billion install figure, bar some of the pre-installed Google options. Third-party messaging app WhatsApp is now only the second non-Google app to do so, having amassed the figure over a decade on Android and the Play…

EU industry chief to dismiss fears strict security rules could delay 5G

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton is set to dismiss claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout, weighing in on an increasingly tense debate in Germany over the risk posed by China’s Huawei. In a speech at the DLD conference in Munich later on…

Health

WHO says coronavirus outbreak not a ‘global emergency’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: After detailed deliberations on the new coronavirus virus on Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) appreciated the measures taken by the Chinese government and announced that “it has not yet become a global health emergency”. The respiratory virus has claimed 18 lives since emerging from a seafood and animal market in the…

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organization declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern. China’s National Health Commission said 830 cases had been confirmed so far and 25…

Forum held to curb misconception about polio drops

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: To eliminate misconception regarding polio drops from people’s minds, the district administration Dir Lower in collaboration with the Health Department arranged an open forum wherein Deputy Commissioner Saadat Hassan participated as Cheif Guest. Other prominent participants were, District Health Officer, Dr. Shaukat Ali, Deputy District Health Officer, Dr. IrshadRoghani, representative of Pakistan…

First case of coronavirus found in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

DUBAI (AA): A new type of coronavirus was detected in an Indian nurse who worked at a hospital in southwest Saudi Arabia, India’s minister of state for external affairs announced Thursday. “About 100 Indian nurses mostly from Kerala working at Al-Hayat hospital have been tested and none except one nurse was found infected by Coronavirus,”…

Investigation underway regarding reason behind patients lost eyesight after eye drops

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The investigation are initiated by the federal government and management at Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital to find the reason behind an incident in which a number of patients reportedly lost their eyesight after eye drops were administered to them. According to local media reports, those patients, who have gone through operations…

TB vaccine efficacy boosted dramatically by IV administration

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

Monitoring Desk PITTSBURGH: Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have found that simply changing how the only licensed tuberculosis (TB) vaccine is administered can dramatically increase its protective power. The team’s study showed that administering the BacilleCalmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine intravenously rather than…

Travel

US bars issuing visas to pregnant women in a bid to control ‘birth tourism’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States for so-called “birth tourism.” In announcing the move, which takes effect on Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas “to secure…

Virus-related tourism ban could hurt North Korea’s economy

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: North Korea has temporarily banned foreign tourists in response to the outbreak of a dangerous new virus in neighboring China. Depending on how long the ban lasts, it could hurt North Korea’s economy, which though heavily sanctioned, has received a boost by a recent influx of Chinese tourists. Starting Wednesday, North Korea…

KP Tourism department being digitized to facilitate tourists: Atif Khan

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Senior Minister for Tourism Khyber PakhtunkwaAtif Khan has that tangible measures were being taken to put administrative working of the tourism department on modern lines to facilitate and attract more tourists towards picturesque tourist places in the province. Chairing a high level meeting in Khyber Pakhtukhwa House, the KP tourism minister said…

State Department to take aim at ‘birth tourism’ in expected change to visa guidelines

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: An upcoming change to State Department visa guidelines is expected to take aim at birth tourism, the practice of foreign nationals giving birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, according to a State Department official. The State Department official told CNN that the department is amending a regulation…

Eight Indian tourists die in Nepal

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk KATHMANDU: Eight Indian tourists including four children died of suspected suffocation in a hotel in Nepal on Tuesday, police said, after trying to keep warm by using a gas heater during the night. The victims were staying in Daman, a hill resort south of Kathmandu which is known for its panoramic views of…

Spain’s Tourist arrivals hit record high

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: The number of international visitors to Spain hit an all-time high of 83.7 million in 2019 in a seventh straight year of records, Industry and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Monday, adding that she was optimistic about 2020. Tourist arrivals rose 1 percent last year from a year earlier, Maroto told…

Articles

To secure peace and preserve Afghan political system, Ghani has to go

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Arif Rafiq Efforts to secure a durable political settlement to the Afghanistan war coincide and conflict with an uncertain political transition in the country. The United States and the Taliban are once again close to signing a preliminary peace agreement that could pave the way for an end to the 18-year war. According to one…

Hide and Seek

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

Muhammad Bilal Sethi The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman seems to be playing hide and seek with the masses in the province. The said leader has totally ignored the led from the day he has been in chair. Apart from missing tens of convocations, he has also mishandled several important cases of the higher educational…

It’s time to end ‘Honor’ killing

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Lamia Sameen Malik “O beware my Lord of Jealousy…” as Lago utters these words it sets off a chain of events that leads to Othello murdering Desdemona. Our world is full of Lago’s variants. Some do it for jealousy, others pride, and many just to find ‘acceptance’ in other people’s eyes. Honor killing is a…

CAA-NRC ripping apart India’s societal fabric

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Iqbal Khan India’s recent politico-legal actions like National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Supreme Court’s decision on Babri Masjid, revocation of Article 370 etc. are having telling effects on societal fabric of India. Entire World is watching the behaviour India’s State institutions with regard to a long overdue correction. On domestic…

Does Trump have a game plan?

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu All eyes were on U.S. President Donald Trump in June of last year. Mounting tensions between the U.S. and Iran had reached a fever pitch after Iran’s Revolutionary Guards downed two U.S. drones in the Gulf of Oman. Was Trump going to retaliate militarily? This was the million-dollar question back then. In September…

Is India fit for UN Security Council Permanent Seat?

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

Shehla Naz Subsequent to World War II , nations opposed to the Nazi-Fascist axis congregated in San Francisco with an eye to secure next generations from the evil of war and consented to establish the United Nations (UN). Major powers who played major role in the war against the Axis powers i.e. France, UK, US…

Editorial

Strange and belated demand

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2018

Former Chairman Senate, veteran parliamentarian, constitutional expert and senior leader of PPP, Senator Raza Rabbani has demanded for the formation of National Accountability commissions and has complained that only politicians are targeted with a process of selective accountability and influential government functionaries are treated immune from it. However, he conceded this bitter reality that corruption…

Tough choices

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

This time International Momentary Fund (IMF) has suggested harsh measures before a loan programme is agreed for Pakistan. It is not clear whether the new measures of more revenue generation will be focused more on expanding the base of direct taxes or on the regressive indirect taxes, increases in power tariff and petroleum levies. The…

Martyrdom of another police officer

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2018

With the merciless murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar by hitherto unknown militant group in Afghanistan KP Police has lost another upright and dedicated officer. Earlier, he had survived two terrorizes attacks in Bannu. The Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an immediate inquiry into the shocking murder of SP Rural Peshawar. An Afghan official…

IMF’s assessment

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

The government has promised the IMF to separate policy and administrative functions of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) within 100 days of its tenure and undertake a full-fledged effort for maximum recovery of over Rs. 2 trillion taxes and power sector dues. Currently the FBR policy makers tend to introduce policies that allow for…

Industrial innovations

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

One of the factors of losing competitive edge in exports against other developing countries of the region is lack of introduction of latest technologies and innovations in the manufacturing sector for which the industrial policies pursued over the past 46 years are responsible. The cluster development arrangement suggests that infrastructure is necessary but innovation in…

Poverty alleviation

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

The Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled the poverty alleviation initiative of his government by laying the foundation of a shelter house in Lahore. Speaking on this occasion, the Prime Minster said it would be coordinated effort of all state organs working on the poverty reduction project. He said that all relevant state organs will work…

Arts and Literature

World’s biggest literature festival kicks off in India

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk JAIPUR: The 13th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) started on Thursday. Known as the “greatest literary show on earth,” the five-day event brings to one venue more than 500 speakers of 15 Indian and 35 foreign languages, and over 30 nationalities. Among the festival’s participants are Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize…

A 3-year-old Malaysian boy has just become the youngest member of Mensa UK, the largest international high IQ society

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A 3-year-old Malaysian boy living in the UK has become the youngest member to join Mensa UK, the largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world, Mensa officials said. Muhammad Haryz Nadzim was invited to join Mensa after meeting with a psychologist and scoring 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test,…

LAC to organize ‘Folk Music Festival’ from Jan 28

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore Arts Council (LAC) will organize a two-day folk music competition titled “Folk Music Festival” to promote folk music from January 28 at Alhamra Art Center. According to spokesperson here on Tuesday, candidates between the ages of 15 to 30 could register themselves for participating in the competition till January 27. Audition…

Anti-polio theatre enthralls students of UoP

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report Peshawar: Students enjoy and learnt a great deal about polio eradication government initiatives on national level through a theatre and video documentary display on Tuesday at Pashtun Cultural museum. “Society needs to take cognisance of this menace as it involves our children physical , cognitive , learning and lifelong aspirations “ the writer…

The Age of Hiroshima

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk Authors: Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry On Aug. 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city’s destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war…

Race is about politics Jean-Frederic Schaub

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk Racial divisions have returned to the forefront of politics in the US and European societies, making it more important than ever to understand race and racism. But do we? In this original and provocative book, acclaimed historian Jean-Frédéric Schaub shows that we don’t— and that we need to rethink the widespread assumption that…