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Police register cases against 250 lawyers over PIC attack

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Police has registered two cases against 250 lawyers under various criminal charges for allegedly attacking Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and ransacking the property in Lahore, on Thursday. According to reports, A first information report (FIR) was registered against 200-250 unidentified lawyers on the complaint of an official of the hospital, while…

Indian Army deployed to curb protests over ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship law

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk GUWAHATI: India moved thousands of troops into Assam on Thursday after violent protests overnight against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries to seek Indian citizenship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has said the so-called Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that was approved by parliament…

Switzerland to share bank account details with Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk SWITZERLAND: The Swiss parliament has approved the automatic exchange of bank data details with 18 additional countries including Pakistan. Swiss media reported that the Senate followed the House of Representative’s lead and approved a new list of countries for automatic exchange of financial information (AEOI) which will provide the details of bank accounts…

Court extends Hamza Shahbaz’s judicial remand till Dec 23 in Ramzan mills case

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Accountability court has extended judicial remand of PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz in Ramzan Sugar Mills case till December 23, on Thursday. According to reports, strict security arrangements were made on the occasion to avoid any untoward incident. Earlier, the court had allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to interrogate Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz…

Britain votes in ‘Brexit election’

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Britain goes to the polls on Thursday to determine the immediate future of Brexit, in a vote described as the most important in a generation. More than 4,000 polling venues across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including a windmill, several pubs, a hair salon and a chip shop, open their doors…

Khursheed Shah’s judicial remand extended in asset beyond means case

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report SUKKUR: An accountability court on Thursday extended judicial remand of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader Syed Khursheed Shah for five days in assets beyond means case. According to reports, the court ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to produce Shah again on December 17. Khursheed Shah was produced before the accountability court…

Global

Indian Army deployed to curb protests over ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship law

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk GUWAHATI: India moved thousands of troops into Assam on Thursday after violent protests overnight against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries to seek Indian citizenship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has said the so-called Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that was approved by parliament…

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DEA, State Department honor DEA-trained Afghanistan officers killed in terrorist attacks

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon and U.S. Ambassador John Bass have presented the DEA Purple Heart Award to eight DEA-trained officers killed and five wounded in a terrorist attack on Aug. 6, 2019, in Kabul. Another officer was killed and one wounded during a firefight with Taliban-affiliated drug traffickers on Jan. 9,…

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Britain votes in ‘Brexit election’

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Britain goes to the polls on Thursday to determine the immediate future of Brexit, in a vote described as the most important in a generation. More than 4,000 polling venues across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including a windmill, several pubs, a hair salon and a chip shop, open their doors…

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No breakthrough in Russia, US meeting: Kremlin

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Talks between Russia and the U.S. in Washington did not lead to a breakthrough in bilateral relations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday. “The fact that the Russian minister was received by the U.S. president is an important moment. Another thing is that so far we do not have to talk about…

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‘Iran will surmount US sanctions but will not compromise red lines’

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his administration is determined to surmount the sanctions against the country through different means but will not compromise its red lines.  “We should either bypass the sanctions or compel the enemy to repent, and the administration is determined to frustrate this plot (sanctions) both through boosting domestic production…

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Commission on 2002 riots exonerates Indian premier

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: A judicial commission has exonerated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the 2002 riots that claimed more than 1,000 lives. The riots in the western state of Gujarat took place when Modi was chief minister. He was accused of initiating communal violence which swept through the state targeting the minority Muslim…

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Pakistan

Jail authorities likely to receive release order of Asif Zardari today

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The authorities of Adiala jail will receive the release order of former president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday (today). According to reports, Asif Ali Zardari will be released after the jail authorities will receive the release order. PPP leader has been receiving treatment at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in…

Senate Implementation Committee discusses various issues of public importance

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: The Senate Implementation Committee Wednesday took a notice of the matter pertaining to Dr Lal Rehman whose appointment on the basis of FATA Domicile was denied by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC). Senator Hidayatullah who raised the matter contended that placement of an advertisement once again for the same position must…

Army Chief meets Russia’s trade minister

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The British High Commissioner to Pakis-tan, Dr Christian Turner, on Wednesday called on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at the General Headquarters, the ISPR said. Gen Bajwa “welcomed him to Pakistan and wished him well for the assignment. During the meeting matters of mutual interests were discussed”. The COAS expressed…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

NAB authorises conducting two investigations

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Executive Board Meeting of National Accountability Bureau (NAB-EBM) Wednesday authorized conducting two investigations, four inquiries against various personalities and closing couple of inquiries owing to absence of evidence. The bureau’s Executive Board Meeting (EBM) Chaired by Justice Javed Iqbal was attended by Deputy Chairman NAB, Prosecutor General Accountability, Director General Operations…

NAB allowed to freeze Shehbaz family properties

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday allowed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to freeze properties of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, his sons and other family members in connection with an investigation against them in a money-laundering case. Accountability Court Judge Ameer Khan annou-nced the verdict which had been reserved on December 10 (Tuesday) after…

Afghanistan

Peace top government priority, says President

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): In his separate meetings with foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Special Representative of the European Community for Afghanistan, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at his residence in Turkey spoke about peace, security and fighting terrorism, a statement from the Presidential Palace said Tuesday. At the sideline of the 8th…

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‘Son of Afghanistan’: Murals honour slain Japanese doctor

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan activists and artists have painted murals to pay tribute to the humanitarian work of a Japanese doctor who was killed by gunmen last week in eastern Afghanistan. DrTetsu Nakamura, 73, was shot dead by unknown gunmen along with five other Afghans in Jalalabad on December 4, triggering an outpouring of sorrow…

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Peace without Human Rights & Justice would not last, says Sarwar Danesh

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh in a ceremony held on the occasion of marking International Human Rights Day and National Day to Remember War Victims in Kabul said peace without human rights and justice would not last. Addressing the ceremony, second vice president SarwarDanesh added human rights activists, women and civil society organizations…

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Afghan war claimed 157,000 lives since 2001

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): The long-term Afghanistan war has claimed around 157,000 lives since the US-led military invasion in the country in late 2001, Washington Post reported. WP released 2,000 pages of unpublished ‘confidential’ documents which are the result of assessments by government officials, diplomats, military officers and aid workers of the post-2001 war efforts in Afghanistan,…

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Abdullah: IEC’s results will ‘not be acceptable’

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Following the Independent Election Commission’s statement that they may announce election results, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah warned that his team will not accept the result if the commission does not address their “legal demands.” The leader of the Stability and Convergence electoral team wrote on Facebook that his team and other electoral…

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Truth begins to reveal itself

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report KABUL: It is said that truth shines like the bright sun and cannot be shrouded with veils, with its rays penetrating even the toughest of barriers even if deflected for a short while. The occupation of Afghanistan by foreign invaders, the national uprising against them, the failure of invaders and the ineffectiveness of…

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Business

Agriculture training contribute in increase of productivity, food security: Chairman

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Training program under JICA supported project for “Capacity development of Agriculture Extension services in Balochistan inaugurated at NARC. Islamabad; The inaugural ceremony of 1st Cycle of training courses of Agriculture Officers and Field Assistants was held in the auditorium of National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC). The Government of Balochistan and NARC requested…

PM’s efforts to boost trade with Qatar hailed

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday termed decision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to boost trade with Qatar a great decision. Talking to the business community…

‘Promoting regional trade must for alleviating poverty’

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood has said the government’s resolve to work for achieving economic, social and cultural development in the South Asian region by combating common challenges of poverty, unemployment, terrorism, transnational crimes and climate change. “As the largest number of the world’s poor resides in the…

Rupee stable against dollar in interbank

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exchange rate of US dollar against rupee remained stable at Rs 154.98 on Wednesday, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported. However according to Forex Association of Pakistan the buying and selling rates of dollar in open market were recorded at Rs 154.4 and Rs155. The SBP further reported that in…

Russian involvement in development projects mutually beneficial, says Hammad Azhar

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Economic Affairs HammadAzhar on Wednesday said that Russian involvement in development projects will be mutually beneficial for both Russia and Pakistan. Addressing a press conference alongside Russian Trade Minister Denis Valentinovich in Islamabad, Azhar specifically highlighted cooperation in the railway sector. “Russia is exporting (railways) equipment to European countries.…

Turkey may buy cheaper gas via TurkStream

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey will be able to avail of cheaper natural gas through the new TurkStream pipeline that will begin operating in the coming month, Professor SalihYilmaz, president of Ankara based think-tank institute of Russian studies (RUSEN) told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. The dual TurkStream natural gas pipeline is considered a strategic investment for…

Sports

Asghar named Afghanistan captain

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan have reappointed batsman Asghar Afghan as captain across all three formats, eight months after he was sacked from the role. Afghanistan took the captaincy away from Asghar two months before this summer’s World Cup, a move which was criticised by the country’s players. The captaincy was changed again in July with…

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Extreme heat in Perth will be a ‘real advantage’ says Tim Paine

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk Perth: The extreme temperatures forecast in Perth will give Australia “a real advantage” in the first Test against New Zealand which starts on Thursday. Temperatures are predicted to reach 41C during the day-night Test. New Zealand begin the three-match series ranked second in the world, three places higher than Australia, but have not…

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Aleem Dar set to break record for most Tests as an umpire

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk London: Aleem Dar is set to break Steve Bucknor’s record of most Tests as an umpire in the first match of the series between Australia and New Zealand, which starts in Perth on Thursday. The 51-year-old, who took up umpiring after playing first-class cricket in Pakistan, is standing in his 129th Test match…

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Khushal leaves for Canadian, US junior opened squash

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P Report PESHAWAR: Brilliant Squash player Khushal Riaz Khan left for Canada on Thursday to participate in the Canadian Junior Open Squash Championship 2019. After participating in Canadian Junior Open Squash Championship Khushal Riaz will depart for Boston, the United States of America to take part in the US Junior Open Squash Championship commencing from…

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Could have taken more wkts, if play had not ended earlier: Naseem

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Young Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah Wednesday believed that he could have taken more wickets if the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Pindi Stadium, had not been ended early due to bad light. Naseem went all for praise for Pakistan as he bagged two wickets for 51. He…

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Pak bowlers bags 5 wkts on first day

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistani bowlers restricted the Sri Lankan team to 202 in 68.1 overs claiming five wickets on the opening day of the historic Test here at Pindi Stadium. Sri Lankan team’s visit to Pakistan has put an end to the decade-long drought of Test cricket in the country. In the morning, Sri Lanka…

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Fashion & Movies

Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson wants to ‘time travel’ to watch ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Captain Marvel star Brie Larson was among millions of fans who   took to social media to express their excitement after the first trailer of the Wonder Woman 1984 was released. The trailer followed a teaser, stirring up anticipation. It instantly went viral when the filmmakers released the trailer of the movie…

PeeCee opens up about marrying younger Nick Jonas

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has opened up about getting married to US singer Nick Jonas, who is 10 years younger to her. In an interview, PeeCee, who also serves as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, says clearly age difference did not matter in their lives. She went on to say people talk about…

Jessica Biel encouraged Justin Timberlake to issue public apology over Alisha Wainwright: report

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk Los Angeles: US singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake’s wife Jessica Biel had urged him to issue a public apology and clear the air over the intimate photos with co-star Alisha Wainwright, according to a new report. Days after the 38-year-old Mirror singer issued an apology to his wife, new reports are floating on the internet…

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

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

Sohai Abro signs Hollywood movie ‘The Window’

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

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

Science & Technology

Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is funding research aimed at changing the way information circulates on social media — with the goal of combating online violence, hate and disinformation. Dorsey on Tuesday announced he would fund an independent team of five architects, engineers, and designers — dubbed Bluesky — to develop an “open…

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

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

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

Intel creates chip to control quantum computers

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

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

Rocket Lab conducts final launch of 2019

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

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

Russian cargo freighter on the way to space station

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

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

Health

Our cellphones are causing more head and neck injuries, reveals study

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A study looking at 20 years of data from emergency rooms found a recent spike in cellphone-related injuries to the head, neck, face and eyes. Many of the injuries were minor – cuts and bruises – but some were more severe fractures and internal organ injuries and had the risk of long-term…

BPA exposure may be much greater than previously believed

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

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

Lady polio worker shot dead in Bannu

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

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

Permanent hair dyes and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

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

Karachi worst hit by HIV in Sindh with 67.2% cases

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

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

Diabetes drug has unexpected, broad implications for healthy aging

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

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

Travel

Scottish Highlands to become first area of UK to introduce ‘tourism tax’ on campers

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk EDINBURGH: The Scottish Highlands has become the first area in the UK to introduce a ‘tourism tax’ on campers, as a £1-per-night levy is approved by the council. Highland Council voted in favour of the controversial charge after concerns were raised about visitors being left with a “negative impression” of the standard of…

Seduced and abandoned: tourism and climate change in the Alps

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

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

Sri Lanka’s tourism still reeling since Easter attacks

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

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

Protests in France Disrupting Travel Industry

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

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

Greener tourism: Greater collaboration needed to tackle rising emissions

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

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

Articles

Protesters world over are united in pushing back against neoliberalism

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Amar Diwakar The recent wave of uprisings across the Middle East represents a continuation of the revolutionary process that began in 2011, and while they all have regional and local contexts, they do share a common thread. It would be an understatement to say that we inhabit an age of turmoil. 2019 reminded us that…

Sifting through conspiracy theories and the protests in the Middle East

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Ibrahim al-Marashi Middle Eastern governments have valid reasons to fear foreign conspiracies but deflecting blame on foreign hands instead of addressing citizens’ grievances only weakens their own position. Since October, sustained anti-government protests have emerged in Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran. While in all three states, violence has been used to disrupt the protests, these governments…

Afghanistan: Process begins again, but where is the Peace?

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Iqbal Khan Three months after President Donald Tr-ump abruptly called off peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, the United States has resumed the dialogue process in Doha over the weekend. Pakistan has welcomed the resumption of the US-Taliban talks. “We hope that it will lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and ultimately to a peaceful and stable…

Hangor hits hard

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Commodore Arshad Rahim (Retd) On 9 December 1971 Pakistan Navy submarine Hangor while patrolling in its allocated area off the Indian Khatiawar coast under the command of Commander Ahmed Tasnim (later Vice Admiral) located, tracked and fired a homing torpedo at the Indian anti-submarine frigate Khukri. The torpedo hit the frigate on its magazine which…

Injustice around the globe: Palestine, Kashmir, East Turkestan

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

Ihsan Aktas Inal Batu, a senior Turkish diplomat, said the following regarding Turkish foreign policy: “Contrary to the members of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), I hold the foreign policies of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government in high esteem.” Batu always underlined the significance of Palestine for the world while discussing the…

Cherry-picking war criminals

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Imran Jan Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher is the U.S. Navy SEAL at the center of the new controversy that is pitting the Pentagon hierarchy against the commander in chief. Gallagher is accused of war crimes over his alleged killing of a captured Daesh fighter with his hunting knife in Iraq in September 2017. He…

Editorial

Fractured economy

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

The PML-N government has left the economy in an extremely fractured state, with worrying features of alarming current account deficit, unsustainable debt burden, mounting fiscal deficit, massive circular debt and power outages of longer durations. The caretaker cabinet has emphasized the need for taking immediate measures to stop the economy from further deterioration but has…

Affidavit with nomination forms

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2018

The Supreme Court while hearing a case regarding nomination forms on Wednesday made it mandatory for all candidates contesting in the upcoming elections to submit an affidavit that would require them disclose the information omitted in the new nomination forms prepared after the changes in the pools law by act of parliament last year. The…

World Bank’s support for India

By The Frontier Post | June 7, 2018

The Indian lobby in Washington has succeeded and the World Bank (WB) has openly come out in the support of Indian stance on the construction of controversial storage dam projects. After lingering on the issue of Kishan Ganga Dam for two years the WB has asked Pakistan to withdraw its plea for setting up a…

Tax amnesty fiasco

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

Despite the stinging critique of eminent economists and tax experts the mercantile class led PML-N previous government announced its fourth tax amnesty scheme in a span of just five years, not learning a lesson from the failure of earlier three such schemes. The last amnesty schemes that gave irrational concessions to big money launderers, tax…

Violations of Indus water treaty

By The Frontier Post | June 5, 2018

With the departure of PML-N government from office, which was hostage to its disqualified leader Nawaz Sharif directives of playing a second fiddle role versus India, affairs of the state are moving towards the better. After the inconclusive, rather failed talks of Pakistani delegation headed by the Attorney General Ashtar Ali Ausaf with the World…

Impounding official vehicles

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2018

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday directed concerned authorities to impound vehicles from government officials and departments which are in their possession without merit. Presiding a hearing of luxury vehicles at Supreme Court Lahore Registry, the Chief Justice also sought a report on vehicles under use by government officials by June 5…

Arts and Literature

Photo exhibition ‘My Land, My People’ opens at PNCA

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Wednesday exhibited breathtaking photographs captured by the youth of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to highlight the landscape and cultural heritage of the beautiful northern region. The Special Communications Organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication organised the…

Book review of shaking hands with clenched fists by Neha Nisar

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

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

Oxford University Press opens flagship bookshop

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

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

Pashto Day commemorated at ICU

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

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

Book fair in Govt Degree College held

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

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

OUP announces regional winners

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

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