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26 killed as passenger bus crashes into mountain in Diamer

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report DIAMER: At least 26 people were killed when a passenger bus rammed into a mountain in Babusar Pass on Sunday. According to police, the passenger bus was travelling from Skardu to Rawalpindi when it crashed into a mountain while making turn killing dozens and injuring several passengers on board. Police said at least…

PM, Founder Kashmir Study Group discuss situation in IOJ&K

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report NEW YORK: Founder of Kashmir Study Group Farooq Kathwari called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York and discussed the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir. Prime Minister highlighted India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5th August and the inhuman lockdown of over 8 million Kashmiris entering in its 49th consecutive day. Kathwari…

Lockdown in occupied Kashmir continues on 49th consecutive day

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report SRINAGAR: The curfew and communication blackout continued across Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) on the 49th consecutive day on Sunday. The valley is under continued military siege since August 5 when Narendra Modi-led Indian government repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir and imposed strict clampdown in the territory. Thousands of Indian troops have kept…

After PPP, PML-N will also abandon support for Fazlur Rehman: Rasheed

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed said on Saturday that propaganda campaign was being embarked against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Friendship of China and Pakistan is greater than [the altitude] of Himalayas,” he remarked, while commenting on bilateral relations between the neighbouring countries. Regarding the longstanding dispute of Kashmir between nuclear-armed…

Respecting constitution binding on those paid from taxes of common man: Justice Isa

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Saturday said that respecting the constitution was obligatory on those who received their salaries from the taxes paid by the common man. Addressing an event at the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, the judge said that Pakistan was born 72 years ago without…

PTM lawmakers Ali Wazir, Mohsin Dawar released on bail

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

PESHAWAR (Reuters): Two Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) parliamentarians were released on bail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province after four months in detention, their lawyer said on Saturday. The two lawmakers, Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar, along with several activists of the PTM, were arrested after a deadly clash between Army troops and activists at a…

Global

Iran responsible for Aramco attack, says Saudi official

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AA): Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on Saturday said Iran is responsible for Aramco attacks. “We are confident that the missiles targeting Aramco come from the north, not Yemen. Saudi Arabia is trying to locate the point where the missiles are fired,” Adel al-Jubeir said in a press conference.…

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Iran issues ‘battlefield’ warning as US deploys troops

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

TEHRAN (AFP): Any country that attacks Iran will become the “main battlefield”, the Revolutionary Guards warned Saturday after Washington ordered reinforcements to the Gulf following attacks on Saudi oil installations it blames on Tehran. Tensions escalated between arch-foes Iran and the United States after last weekend’s attacks on Saudi energy giant Aramco’s Abqaiq processing plant…

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India sends hundreds of detainees from Kashmir to jails

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

NEW DELHI, India (AA): Many of thousands of people including politicians, activists and common people who were detained in Indian-administered Kashmir after the Indian government revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir last month were moved to jails outside the state. In northern Indian city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, which is famous for the…

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Erdogan to address int’l peace and security at UN

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will address international peace and security issues at the UN General Assembly on the first day of talks on Sept. 24. The 74th session of the General Assembly will be held in U.S. on Sept. 21-25. Erdogan also announced Ambassador Volkan Bozkir’s nomination for the 75th…

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Trump pressured Ukraine president to investigate Biden: reports

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trump’s chief political rivals, in a July phone call, according to reports on Friday by the Wall Street Journal and other U.S. media outlets. The call featured in a classified whistleblower complaint that has sparked a political battle between…

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Afghan president urges Taliban again for ceasefire

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

KABUL (AA): In connection with the International Peace Day, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday blamed Taliban for the bloodshed in the country by not accepting ceasefire offer. In a televised speech, President Ghani said the raging violence continues in the country simply because the Taliban are not accepting the ceasefire. “If the Taliban agree…

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Pakistan

Modi’s fascist agenda will be exposed at every forum: Ali Amin Gandapur

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report HOUSTON: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur Sunday said that Modi’s fascist agenda will be exposed at every forum. Addressing an event organized by the Houston Humanitarian Foundation, Gandapur said to hold protest in Houston, upon arrival of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. He said that more people…

Five more dengue patients die in twin cities

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: At least five dengue patients died at various hospitals in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi over the past 24 hours. The health authorities confirmed the death of five people hit by the mosquito-borne disease. Of them, two died in Islamabad while three in Rawalpindi. Moreover, 465 more people were tested…

Customs seizes four gold biscuits from Dubai-bound flyer

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The customs authorities on Sunday foiled a bid to smuggle gold out of the country and recovered four gold biscuits from a passenger at Islamabad International Airport. The gold worth millions of rupees was seized from the luggage of the flyer, identified as Muhammad Salman, according to customs officials. They seized the…

Murad Ali Shah will stay CM even if arrested: Qamar Zaman Kaira

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said that corruption is just an mere excuse whereas Sindh government is the real target, and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah will still remain the CM even if he gets arrested. Taking to media, he expressed that every class of the country…

Law ministry decides to amend Production Orders’ rule of procedure in NA: sources

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law and Justice has decided to amend the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in National Assembly (NA) regarding the issuance of the production orders of members of the house. According to sources, amendments will be made in Rule 108 of the Rules of Procedure. The amendment draft…

Govt enlists help of private hospitals to tackle influx of dengue patients

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Saturday enlisted the help of private hospitals to deal with dengue outbreak in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Chairing a meeting of private medical facilities’ representatives and owners, he said the current situation of dengue outbreak in the…

Afghanistan

Afghan forces nab plotters of hospital bombing

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

KABUL (AA): Afghan security forces busted a gang of Taliban militants including the perpetrators of deadly hospital bombing in Zabul province that had killed scores of civilians, an official statement said on Saturday. The country’s defense ministry issued a statement and pictures of the suspected Taliban terrorists including the alleged perpetrators and facilitators of the…

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Afghan president urges Taliban again for ceasefire

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

KABUL (AA): In connection with the International Peace Day, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday blamed Taliban for the bloodshed in the country by not accepting ceasefire offer. In a televised speech, President Ghani said the raging violence continues in the country simply because the Taliban are not accepting the ceasefire. “If the Taliban agree…

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Airstrikes kill 8 Taliban and ISIS

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The security forces conducted airstrikes in four provinces in the past 24 hours killing at least 8 Taliban and ISIS militants. The military officials said Friday that the security forces conducted an airstrike in Qarah Bagh district of Ghazni province which killed a Taliban fighter. The officials further added that an airstrike…

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Afghanistan loses millions in planned US assistance

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government has lost millions of dollars worth of planned US assistance over alleged corruption surrounding the procurement decisions. “Government institutions and leaders in Afghanistan must be transparent and accountable. We stand against those who exploit positions of power and influence to deprive people of the benefits of foreign assistance and…

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Daesh ‘recruiting in Helmand’, members of provincial council claim

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk HELMAND: Two MPs from Helmand and a member of the provincial council said Daesh has started recruiting in Helmand province, and is trying to create a footprint in southern Afghanistan – which to date has not seen the presence of the terrorist groups. Official intelligence and information from local sources are sufficient to…

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Afghans in United Arab Emirates celebrate 100th anniversary of independence

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: The Afghan community in the UAE celebrated their 100th anniversary of the Independence Day of Afghanistan at the embassy premises on Thursday evening. A large number of Afghans gathered at the mission to mark the day. The nationals along with the mission officials and community members prayed for peace in their…

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Business

Despite Saudi turmoil, new oil shock unlikely-Here is why

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

NEW YORK (AFP): The past week´s sudden surge in oil prices brought to mind the nightmare of shortages, but it´s not too likely motorists will be queueing to fill up around the world, analysts say. All it took was a September 14 strike on key oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia to abruptly leave the world´s…

Rs.40,000 prize bonds worth Rs.152 billion encashed

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has pointed out that the investors of Rs 40,000 prize bonds have withdrawn Rs 152 billion by August 31, out of total stock of Rs 259 billion investment from CDNS after the federal government decided to discontinue the specific bond. The National Savings is expecting that total…

No crowds as Apple’s iPhone 11 hits stores

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Apple’s latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches. The sales performance of the U.S. tech giant’s latest line-up is being closely watched in the world’s largest smartphone market, where Apple has…

Walmart to end sales of E-Cigarettes as Vaping concerns mount

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Walmart said on Friday that it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores in the United States, dealing a new blow to the vaping industry as concerns mount over the health risks of the products and their soaring popularity among teenagers. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty…

BoC – Pakistan Operations hold pre-departure briefing

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Bank of China – Pakistan Operations held a Pre-Departure Briefing for 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) at Marriot Hotel, Karachi. Mr. Shafqatullah Siddiqui, Director at Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Mr. Kaleem Memon, Deputy Director Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) were the guests of honor in the briefing.…

Asian markets enjoy gains as focus turns back to trade talks

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian markets edged up Friday as investors turn their attention to the China-US trade talks, while keeping an eye on the Gulf region after last week’s air strikes on Saudi oil facilities fanned geopolitical tensions. With a delegation from China in the US to prepare for higher-level negotiations next month, there…

Sports

Waqar Younis to miss first Pakistan, Sri Lanka ODI

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis will Pakistan’s first one-day international against Sri Lanka in Karachi on September 27 as he will be travelling to Sydney to attend his daughter’s graduation ceremony. Younis will return in time for the second ODI on September 29 and join the team in Karachi. The Pakistan Cricket…

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Pakistan announce 16-member ODI squad for upcoming Sri Lanka series

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan on Saturday announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka which will be played on Pakistani grounds. ODI squad Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Abdi Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Shinwari, Haris Sohail, Muhammad Hasnain, Ifthikar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz…

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Federer happy for China to host Laver Cup

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

GENEVA (Agencies): Roger Federer said he would be happy for the Laver Cup to be played in China in the future, ahead of the tournament’s third edition starting on Friday in Geneva. After the inaugural Laver Cup contested between Team Europe and Team World was held in Prague in 2017, last year’s tournament in Chicago…

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Shafiq showers praise on Misbah

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Pakistan’s middle-order batsman AsadShafiq, in a press conference on Friday, showered praise on the new head coach and chief selector of the national side MisbahulHaq. The Test specialist believed the calm and cool personality of Misbah would be a significant factor in the eventual improvement of Pakistan cricket. “His (Misbah’s) inclusion will…

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Matsushima treble fires Japan to World Cup win over Russia

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Tokyo (Agencies): Kotaro Matsushima scored a sizzling hat-trick as hosts Japan recovered from a torrid start to beat Russia 30-10 in their Rugby World Cup opener on Friday. Japan’s prolific winger became the first player to score three tries in a World Cup opening game after a brilliant solo effort with just over 10 minutes…

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Wins for Arsenal, Man United as Europa League kicks off

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

STOCKHOLM (Agencies): Arsenal teenager BukayoSaka scored his first goal for the club as they beat 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0, while Manchester United’s 17-year-old Mason Greenwood secured a 1-0 win over FC Astana as the Europa League group stage began on Thursday. Joe Willock put Arsenal ahead in the first half with a deflected shot that…

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Fashion & Movies

Shraddha Kapoor likely to replace Deepika Padukone in Luv Ranjan’s next

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: It was earlier this year when Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were snapped at filmmaker Luv Ranjan’s residence. It was soon after that when reports of her featuring in the film started doing rounds on the internet. Later the same was denied as the actress said she won’t work with anyone who…

Los Angeles: Avant-grade rocker John Cale revisits his classics

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A maestro of avant-garde rock who co-founded the famed Velvet Underground with Lou Reed and hobnobbed with Andy Warhol, Welsh musician John Cale is not one for a traveled path. “No matter where I go, I was more interested in how I get there,” he says. “I wanted to take part…

Spy thriller ‘Raazi’ steals show at Bollywood’s Oscars

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Spy thriller “Raazi” stole the night at Bollywood’s answer to the Oscars, taking best film and best actress for its young star Alia Bhatt in Mumbai where the glitzy awards gala was held for the first time since being established two decades ago. Megastar Ranveer Singh won best actor for his role…

Sanjay Dutt joins cast of Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: A few days back Yash Raj Films announced the historical drama Prithviraj, based on the life of great Rajput warrior Prithviraj Chauhan with Akshay Kumar playing the title role. The film is being directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is known for popular TV serial Chanakya and acclaimed films like Pinjar and…

Dream Girl continue to shine at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Mr. Bankable Ayushmann Khurrana is the ultimate stamp a film now needs to do well at the box-office. Working his magic for the sixth time in a row, Ayushmann delivered an applause-worthy performance in his latest release, Dream Girl. A super hit within just five days, Dream Girl is also the actor’s…

Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan to work together in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After a zillion speculations about Sara Ali Khan or Ananya Panday or Shraddha Kapoor playing the female lead in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, a leading daily finally revealed that it’s none other than Kiara Advani who has bagged the lead role opposite Kartik Aaryan. Directed by Anees Bazmi and produced by Bhushan Kumar…

Science & Technology

No crowds as Apple’s iPhone 11 hits stores

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Apple’s latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches. The sales performance of the U.S. tech giant’s latest line-up is being closely watched in the world’s largest smartphone market, where Apple has…

Russian cosmonauts to carry guns

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The Head of Russian space corporation Dmitry Rogozin says it’s time to arm cosmonauts. Apparently, Russia is testing a gun that cosmonauts could use to ward off wild animals when they land in remote areas. This is essential as crewed launches move to Russia’s Far East. ‘It’s possible that landings will also…

PUBG maker draws on gaming tech to lift B2B cloud ambitions

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHENZHEN: Tech giant Tencent Holdings plans to leverage its strengths in video games and social media to grab market share in China’s burgeoning cloud computing sector from incumbent Alibaba, the head of its cloud unit told Reuters. Tencent is best-known for its WeChat messaging app and a suite of popular games like PUBG…

Huawei eyes computer market as US squeezes telecom trade

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that “incredible computing power” is…

NASA confirms newly discovered comet is likely interstellar visitor

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object – designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) – was discovered on August 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that comet C/2019…

Apple takes fight against 13-billion-euro EU tax order to court

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LUXEMBOURG: Apple (AAPL.O) will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU’s crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. The iPhone maker is expected to send a six-man delegation headed by Chief…

Health

How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LISBON: It is well known that individuals who work night shifts or travel often across different time zones have a higher tendency to become overweight and suffer from gut inflammation. The underlying cause for this robust phenomenon has been the subject of many studies that tried to relate physiological processes with the activity…

Alzheimer most common dementia type: Scientist

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: A Turkish scientist found out that Alzheimer is the most common dementia type, according to his research on individuals who suffers from dementia. “We have conducted a research on patients, who are regularly treated at our policlinic for dementia,” Mehmet IlkinNaharci told Anadolu Agency ahead of Sept. 21 World Alzheimer’s Day. “In…

Hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia and depression in older people

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia, depression and serious falls in people over the age of 66, a landmark study has found. Those who wore hearing aids within three years of being diagnosed with hearing loss were 18 per cent less likely to go on to develop dementia, compared to…

First renal transplant surgery held at CMH

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: CMH Peshawar reached a mile stone when the first renal transplant surgery performed.  This marks the initiation of renal transplant program outside of Rawalpindi, in Army, for the first time. The land mark surgery was executed following grant of formal approval by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Medical Transplant Regulatory Authority (MTRA) to carry out…

Alarming increase in Leishmaniasis; 107 cases reported in 3 months

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Over hundred cases majority of them women and children of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis have been reported in the last three months in Zhob and neighboring district Sherani. According to senior pharmacist, focal person World Health Organization at District Headquarters civil hospital Zhob Dr. Abdul Qayyum, the recent cases have been reported from Nasarabad,…

Two new polio cases found in Lakki Marwat, Torgher

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: National Institute of Health Islamabad (NIH) confirms polio virus in 30 months old female child from Sarai Norang Tehsil of Lakki Marwat and 23 months old male child from Tehsil Jadba of district Torgher as the total case count mounts to 48 in the province. According to details, one wild polio virus…

Travel

Tourism in crisis: Forest fires cause foreigners to cancel trips

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: Many foreign tourists who booked travel packages to Indonesia have reportedly cancelled their plans because of forest fires in Kalimantan and Riau, according to a report published by tempo.co on Wednesday. The head of the Tourism Ministry’s Tourism Crisis Center, Guntur Sakti, told tempo.co that foreign tourists from Malaysia and Singapore had…

West Midlands unveils £1 billion Tourism Strategy to grow its visitor economy

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A Regional Tourism Strategy to grow the West Midlands’ visitor economy by more than £1 billion has launched today (18th September 2019). It also aims to create a further 19,000 jobs for the region. The West Midlands Regional Tourism Strategy highlights how work to support the sector can help to grow its…

Natural beauty of Kumrat, Jazz Banda to be preserved: Atif

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report UPPER DIR: Provincial Minister for Tourism Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Atif Khan on Wednesday said that the natural beauty of the picturesque tourist destination, Kumrat, would be preserved at any cost for which both government and the area people have to make dedicated efforts. He said this to the residents of Kumrat during his…

Events crucial for Middle East to realize tourism market value of US$133.6 billion by 2028

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Events for Tourism Growth will be adopted as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 April 2020. According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the direct contribution of travel and tourism to…

Japan’s anime tourism: A blend of cash and chaos

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk KAMAKURA: When Liu Chenyu and Ji Xiaotian arrived in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, for their honeymoon early this summer, the Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, two well-known tourist spots in the area, weren’t what they wanted to see. Their destination was a railway crossing near Kamakura High School — the setting for a…

One town in Italy will pay you $765 a month to live there

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Yep, you read that right. Molise, a region south of Rome that extends from the mountainous interior to the Adriatic Sea, is offering 700 Euros a month (roughly $765), for three years, if you move there. The area is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and therefore has preserved much of its character…

Articles

Arabs who fought for liberty are the real losers of the Saudi-Iran battle

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2019

Sam Hamad The first step towards hegemony over the Arab world was the snuffing out of the Arab Spring movements. My first reaction to the recent attacks that wiped out approximately half of Saudi Aramco’s oil production capabilities is that if this is what ‘stability’ in the Middle East is supposed to look like, I’d…

Why the Hindu Right hates one of India’s most renowned historians

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2019

Amar Diwakar The eminent historian’s scholarship undermines Hindutva’s project to saffronise India’s past. Earlier this month, renowned Indian historian RomilaThapar refused to submit her curriculum vitae to the administration of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where she holds a position of Professor Emerita since 1993 and taught between 1970-1991. The JNU registrar had written to Thapar…

How much influence does Iran have on Houthis?

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Saad Hasan The extent of Tehran’s control over the Yemen-based militia has once again come under focus. In the last couple of months whenever Houthi rebels in Yemen have fired missiles or flown drones to hit oil installations and airports in Saudi Arabia, the blame has inevitably been pinned on Iran. Indeed, Tehran has supplied…

Bluster aside, neither Iran nor US can afford a war right now

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Maysam Bizaer Donald Trump cannot drag the US into another war ahead of an election and Iran is suffering from a crumbling economy and an increasingly frustrated populace. The world was shocked this weekend as a major attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq led to a daily loss of 5.7…

Israel debates in Washington heat up

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu US President Donald Trump expects Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come out victorious and form a government. In the meantime Netanyahu added more Palestinian territories to his annexation map. Trump is on the other hand strengthening Netanyahu’s hand by fueling tensions between Iran and the US and declaring that a mutual defense…

India’s Kashmir fiasco: A humanitarian tragedy in the making

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Iqbal Khan Experts in international law agree that the UN and the global community at large does appear to have woken up to the long drawn out plight of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Pakistan has once again endorsement of the recommendations of two Kashmir reports issued by the Office of the United Nations…

Editorial

Perpetual defiance

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2017

Former Prime Minister Nawz Sharif, after his disqualification in Panama Papers case, is still dreaming to come to power by winning next general elections. With this end in view he has started people’s contact campaign to exert pressure on state institutions. He addressed a public meeting in Abottabad on November 19. The main theme of…

Red Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2017

A second terrorist attack came in Peshawar just with in one week. A hostel of Agriculture Training Institute was stormed by three terrorists on Friday morning killing nine people and wounding 37 others. Tehrik-i- Taiban Pakistan claimed the responsibility of the attack. A few days ago Additional Inspector General Headquarter of KP Police Ashraf Noor…

Vibrant democracy

By The Frontier Post | December 1, 2017

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the first unit of 1320 Mega Watts coal fired thermal power plant at Port Qasim, the prime Minister Shahid Kaqan Abbasi reiterated his resolve towards strengthening and taking forward democracy in the country. He said election will be held in August next year and our future lies in democracy,…

Violating fiscal discipline

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2017

The federal government has turned a deaf ear to the World Bank warning to address the macro-economic imbalances and resort to tight fiscal discipline to successfully meet its external obligations and avoid the risk of enormously mounting debt burden. But it has gone for upward revision of budget deficit. The government has now admitted that…

Crying over spilt milk

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2017

People of the country have heaved a sigh of relief over the end of sit-in at Faizabad Interchange and protest across the country. But the federal government and government of Punjab seem to be disillusioned and frustrated over the amicable resolution of the most sensitive issue purposely ignited by the government itself and then did…

Ordeal is over

By The Frontier Post | November 28, 2017

Leader of Tehrik-i- Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) has announced calling of the sit in at Faizabad Interchange paralyzing the Federal Capital Islamabad for about three weeks. The government agreed to accept the demands of TLY and with the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid first demand has been fulfilled. The demands pertaining to make…

Letters to Editor

Ignore Pakistan at your own peril

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2019

With cricket’s greatest carnival underway in England, the 10 best teams are raring to go. With the quality of cricket played by all contenders over the last few years, this edition of the Cricket World Cup is expected to produce some of the most exciting, nail-biting thrillers to-date. Pakistan enters the World Cup as the…

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…