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China dismisses US warning to Pakistan on CPEC

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Dismissing Washington’s warning to Islamabad over Beijing’s giant infrastructure push, Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing has said that Pakistan-China relations were based on “win-win cooperation” and were mutually beneficial for both countries. US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Alice Wells had warned Pakistan that it would face long-term economic damage…

PTI’s local govt system for K-P, Punjab will empower people: PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report MIANWALI: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that a local government system envisaged by the incumbent government for Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would empower the people at the grassroot level. The prime minister was in Mianwali to perform groundbreaking ceremonies of multiple projects in the health, education, water and communications sector. PM…

Justice Gulzar Ahmed to replace Asif Saeed Khosa as new chief justice of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law and Justice on Friday forwarded a summary to the Prime Minister’s Office for the appointment of Justice Gulzar Ahmed as the new chief justice of Pakistan. Incumbent Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who became the country’s top judge in January last year, is retiring on December 20 this…

COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa visits Engineers Centre Risalpur

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited Engineers Centre Risalpur. In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS acknowledged role and performance of Corps of Engineers in operations, during natural calamities and for nation building projects. Gen Qama Bajwa installed Lieutenant General Moazzam…

LHC bars media coverage of protests on Mall Road

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday released interim written order in case pertaining to protests and sit-ins at The Mall. LHC judge Justice Jawad while issuing 12-page written order summoned draft legislation regarding declaring red zone in the provincial capital on November 25. The court while ordering Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory…

PML-N lashes out at PM Imran, calls him a ‘mental patient’

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday lashed out at Prime Minister Imran, referring to him as a ‘mental patient’. Speaking to media, Marriyum said that after today’s speech it was clear that the prime minister was a mental patient and needed get himself checked. “We’re convinced Imran Khan is…

Global

US warns Pakistan of risks from China infrastructure push

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AFP): The United States on Thursday warned Pakistan that it faced long-term economic damage with little return if China keeps pursuing its giant infrastructure push. The top US diplomat for South Asia said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) — heralded as a game-changer by both Asian countries — would profit only Beijing, adding that…

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Russian military to increase hi-tech weapons

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Russia’s president on Friday ordered an increase in the share of space, aerial, laser and hypersonic weapons in service in the Russian army. “The range of unmanned intelligence and attack aircraft, laser and hypersonic systems, weapons based on new physical principles, as well as robotic systems capable of performing diverse tasks on the…

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UK refuses to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

LONDON (AA): Britain on Friday said it has every right to hold onto the disputed Chagos Islands, despite calls to return them to Mauritius. British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) insisted that the U.K. has “no doubts” to its sovereignty over the islands. “The U.K. has no doubt as to our sovereignty over the British…

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India claims all restrictions lifted from Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

ANKARA (AA): The Indian government claimed on Friday that all restrictions have been lifted from Jammu and Kashmir. In a submission made to the Supreme Court of India, the federally-administered government said no-one was killed in police firing since Aug. 5 when India scrapped special provisions granted to the disputed region under the Constitution. The…

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Israel’s Netanyahu faces calls to quit but is defiant in crisis

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced calls to resign over a corruption scandal on Friday, as senior government colleagues publicly declared support after some signs of cracks in party loyalty. Netanyahu said he would not quit after he was indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust by Israel’s attorney general…

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Protests after snake kills Indian schoolgirl in class

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

WAYANAD, INDIA (AFP): Angry students at an Indian school protested on Friday after a 10-year-old pupil died after being bitten by a venomous snake lurking in a hole under her desk. Shehala Sherin was only taken to hospital from the school an hour after being bitten and once her leg turned blue, media reports said.…

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Pakistan

President lauds services rendered by outgoing CJCSC for country’s defence

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Zubair Mahmood Hayat paid a farewell call on President Arif Alvi in Islamabad. The President lauded the services rendered by the outgoing Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee for defence of the country. He said that General Zubair Mahmood Hayat is a true professional…

Record legislation done by Punjab govt so far: CM Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday said that record legislation has been done by the Punjab Assembly during the tenure of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led coalition government so far. Talking to members of the Punjab Assembly, who called on the chief minister at his office on Friday, he issued…

Plan C: JUI-F, other parties stage anti-govt protest throughout country

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) has implemented ‘Plan C’ by organizing protests in various cities of the country against the incumbent government. Leaders and activists of other political parties, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), participated in the demonstrations. The Opposition staged a rally outside the National Press Club in Islamabad, in which JUI-F,…

PTI-led govt believes in further strengthening judiciary: Dr. Firdous

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report SIALKOT: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government believes in further strengthening the judiciary as a sovereign and independent institution. Talking to the journalists in Sialkot, Dr. Firdous said that recent remarks of the Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the…

Sindh govt lifts ban on arms licences

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh government on Friday lifted the ban imposed on arms licences across the province. According to a notification issued by the home ministry, non-prohibited bore computerized licences will be issued after completion of all formalities. The arms licences will be issued under Sindh Arms Licences Act, the notification said and added…

CPEC second phase to bring about socioeconomic benefits to people: Asad Umar

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform and Special Initiative Asad Umar on Friday said that ongoing phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring about socioeconomic benefits for the welfare of the people. He noted that the bilateral framework agreements has now entered into the second phase with focus on poverty…

Afghanistan

Afghan forces clash with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAWZJAN: The security forces killed three Taliban militants during two separate clashes in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said. According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Darya Khana area of Darzab district and Charshangho area of Manjeek district on Wednesday…

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Report attributing large number of deaths to Islamic Emirate rejected

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KABIL: An intelligence institute working under the name ‘Economics and Peace’ headquartered in Sydney, Australia, attributed a large number of global deaths to the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate in a malignant study!!? We strongly condemn and categorically reject the report by this intelligence organ that tries to exploit the name of peace, economics…

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Hekmatyar warns Ghani over election crisis

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Hekmatyar, presidential candidate, warned President Ghani in a letter about a possible election crisis, and he urged the president to pay attention to candidates’ demands. In the letter, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar expressed his concerns about the organized fraud on election day, vote counting, and the audit process by the Dermalog company. Hekmatyar wrote…

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Daesh crawls back into the hole it came from!!

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KABIL: Nangarhar – considered command central of Daesh Khurasan chapter – was completely cleansed from this scourge in the decisive and well-planned operations by the victorious knights of Islamic Emirate. Daesh operated in seven districts of Nangarhar, inflicting unspeakable horrors upon the locals and causing mass displacements, a tragedy which is being remedied…

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12 Taliban militants killed, hurt

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WARDAK: The Afghan forces clashed with Taliban militants in Wardak and Paktiya killing and wounding at least 12 militants. The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement the security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Ibrahim Khel and Kashmiryan areas. The statement further added the security forces killed 4 Taliban militants during the…

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Kids’ show Baghch-e-Simsim launches 7th season

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: TOLO television opens the 7th season of the Baghch-e-Simsim children’s program in Kabul. Officials at the television and radio program in Afghanistan say the program will encourage pre-school and elementary school children to learn more. Baghch-e-Simsim is an Afghan variation of the well-known US series “Sesame Street,” and has been aired on…

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Business

UBG to sweep FPCCI elections with thumping majority: Ilyas Bilour

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Senator Muhammad Ilyas Bilour Thursday said that United Business Group (UBG) would sweep annual elections of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) for 6th time consecutively as it emerged the most popular leading trade body after landslide victory of overwhelming majority of its candidates in regional elections of the…

PFC all set for 3-day 11th Interiors Expo-2019

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) is all set to hold 3-day mega 11th Interiors Pakistan Expo 2019 from November 22 here at Expo Center to promote and introduce Pakistani interiors, furniture and accessories in and outside Pakistan. “This exhibition has now opened new vistas and venues to the amazing potential and calibre of…

Engro Fertilizers donates crop protection to government to combat locust attack

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: To combat the recent locust attack and counter the threat to the agricultural sector in Sindh and Punjab, Engro Fertilizers Ltd donated 6.7 tons of crop protection, worth PKR 4.6 million, to the Federal government. Due to change of weather and recent spell of rains, the onslaught of desert locust swarms has…

FBR appreciates services of retiring member FATE

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has acknowledged and appreciated the services of retiring Member FATE Mustafa Sajjad Hassan in the Board-in -Council Meeting. All the members of FBR attended the meeting and paid tribute to the services of retiring officer. Chairman FBR Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi presented a shield to Mr. Mustafa…

Pakistan Cables, NOWPDP partner for empowering persons with disabilities

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Cables recently co-sponsored the construction of a newly built training centre for disabled people at the office premises of NOWPDP in Karachi. Mr. Fahd K. Chinoy, CEO Pakistan Cables was present at the inauguration ceremony. Ms. Ronak Lakhani, Trustee NOWPDP, Ms. Freeha] Hashwani and Omair Ahmad, Executive Director NOWPDP were also…

Power tariff increased by Rs 1.83 per unit

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In order to generate Rs 24 billion revenue to ex-Wapda Distribution Companies (Discos), the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) notified a Rs1.83 per unit increase in electricity tariff. According to the details, the new prices were notified under monthly fuel price adjustment for electricity consumed in September. Nepra in its notification…

Sports

Openers put Australia in commanding position at end of Day 2

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Australian openers put the team in commanding position and scored 312 runs for the loss of one wicket against Pakistan on day two of the opening Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, on Friday. According to details, the hard hitting David Warner, who endured a miserable Ashes tour of England earlier this…

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Kerber announces new coach for 2020

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Angelique Kerber will work with Dieter Kindlmann in the next WTA season after announcing her fellow German as her new coach. The three-time grand slam champion parted ways with coach Rainer Schuttler in July after just eight months. Kerber, now ranked 20th in the world, confirmed the arrival of Kindlmann in a tweet…

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Kamran Akmal’s big hundred ensures draw for Central Punjab

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Kamran Akmal joined his brother Umar in scoring a century in the same innings for Central Punjab against Sindh before their four-day eight-round first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy ended in a draw on day four at the National Stadium on Thursday. Kamran produced a master class of 166 from 212 balls as Central Punjab…

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India’s Kohli hopes day-night Test is ‘one-off’

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Kolkata (Agencies): Skipper Virat Kohli said Thursday he welcomed the “buzz” around India’s grand day-night Test debut but said pink-ball matches should not become a regular occurrence. India begin their pink-ball journey against Bangladesh on Friday in Kolkata, with the first four days sold out, contrasting with daytime Tests in India when crowds are often…

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Bale blasted as being disrespectful in Wales flag celebration

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Winger Gareth Bale has been heavily criticised by the Spanish media for celebrating Wales’ Euro 2020 qualification by holding up a flag that appeared to indicate his passion to play for Real Madrid is way down the pecking order. Bale’s decision to pose with a giant flag that read “Wales. Golf. Madrid.…

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Waseem to face first Mexican opponent of pro career today

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Boxer Muhammad Waseem will be up against a Mexican opponent for the first time in his professional career when he takes the ring opposite Ganigan Lopez on Friday at Caesars Palace, Dubai. Waseem, 32, has so far fought 10 fights in his pro career, winning all but one — a unanimous decision…

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Fashion & Movies

Saif Ali Khan’s Jawaani Jaaneman now to be released next year

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Saif Ali Khan surely has his kitty full with interesting projects currently and one such project is Jawaani Jaaneman. The film was set to hit the theatres this month. It was scheduled to release on November 29, however, the makers have now shifted it to next year. Jawaani Jaaneman also stars Tabu…

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

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

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

Major gains for women, minorities in television directing

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

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

The crown’ peddles subversive republican message, says royal historian

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

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

Science & Technology

Google is blatantly lying about the quality of Stadia’s games, and that’s not okay

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk Google Stadia is an ambitious project that, unfortunately, is off to a rough start, thanks to lofty expectations, head-scratching decisions, and annoying hiccups. However, looking past most of that, the biggest problem that Stadia currently faces is that Google has been blatantly lying about the quality of 4K games on the service. With…

French media launch copyright case against Google

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

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

Scientists find evidence of missing neutron star

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

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

Japan space probe on its way back after asteroid mission

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

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

Health

Plant based diet may prevent cognitive decline, reveals study

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: Life expectancy of people around the world has increased and UN statistics estimate that the global population aged 80 years or over will be around 425 million by 2050 from around 137 million in 2017. However, with an ageing population the numbers of people affected by cognitive decline is set to increase.…

More dengue fever cases surface in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

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

Distribution of Nutrition commodities inaugurated

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

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

Polio workers directed to perform duties with dedication

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

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

Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

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

Travel

Music tourism ‘generates £90m’ for Northern Ireland in 2018

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: Music tourism in Northern Ireland generated £90m of spending in 2018, according to a new report. It was compiled by UK Music, the industry body of the British music industry. The figure includes money spent on things like tickets, merchandise and accommodation as well as spending by organisers running an event. The…

Hong Kong tourism battered as protests hurt economy

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

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

South African Airways strike continues

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

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

Mexican Caribbean ramps up UK tourism presence

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

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

Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism, hard currency

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

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

Articles

What is accelerated learning program and what is the need???

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Rabia Sattar Pakistan is facing a serious challenge to ensure all children, particularly the most disadvantaged, attend, stay and learn in school. While enrollment and retention rates are improving, progress has been slow to improve education indicators in Pakistan.  Currently, Pakistan has the world’s second-highest number of out-of-school children (OOSC) with an estimated 22.8 million children aged…

Why Syria safe zones?

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Jaffar Hasnain Turkey proposed the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria long before it started its anti-terror Operation Peace Spring to ensure the safety of its civilians and prevent the creation of a terror corridor along its border with Syria. A safe zone not only promises a secure place for Syrian refugees in…

What Pakistan Can Learn From the China Model

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Umar. I. Akhtar China’s staggering economic success over the last four decades can be attributed to its distinct political model which is neither ‘liberal democracy’ nor ‘authoritarianism’ but rather, a ‘political meritocracy’. In this model, leaders with superior ability and virtue are promoted and selected. It is argued that this model is more suited to…

Americans have a ‘gun’ problem

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Restricting individual armament is one of the main agenda items of the US elections in 2020. In several columns I have written, I have stated that this issue is one of the most important rifts between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans see individual armament as a sacred right and block restrictions. Gun lobbies, especially…

Humanitarian crisis in Indian Annexed Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Iqbal Khan Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has expressed disappointment over the recent statement of Karen Pierce, president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in which she said the council would not be discussing the Kashmir situation this month because the matter was taken up 11 weeks ago. “When will…

‘Hillary partisans’: Whistleblower’s Ukrainegate & Steele’s Russiagate used same playbook

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Ekaterina Blinova The involvement of the Ukrainegate whistleblower, nonprofit Values United, and their legal partners in a recent impeachment case bears strong resemblance to Fusion GPS and its contractor Christopher Steele’s Russiagate effort, says Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, who alleges that Values United deserves IRS scrutiny as a potential fraud. On 12 November, Fox…

Editorial

LNG contract

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2017

The Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi informed the senate that Pakistan is buying the liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at the world’s lowest rate from Qatar. The contract for the purchase of LNG had been signed efficiently and within the least timeframe to cope with the swelling energy crisis. He said the details of the contract…

Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2017

The Iranian government has written a letter seeking to hold talks on the long stalled gas pipeline project. Iran had completed the construction work in its territory and offered to provide financial assistance for its completion in Pakistan. However, the present government did not accept the Iranian offer due to diplomatic pressure of certain powers…

Acknowledging the obvious

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2017

Speaking to BBC after meeting the US Secretary of States Rex Tillerson, Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif admitted a “huge trust deficit” between Pakistan and the United States. During his meeting with Pakistani leadership, US Secretary of State repeated President Trump’s call for Pakistan to do more to eradicate militant groups within the country. In response,…

US déjà vu

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2017

The United States has again raised a bogey of allegations on Pakistan.  The Secretary of States Rex Tillerson after his meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdhullah said in a brief press conference that he would reinforce the demand of finishing terror bases in talks with the leadership in  Pakistan. He…

Tillerson’s visit

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2017

The policy makers have workout their agenda for talks with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is arriving in Islamabad on his maiden visit to enlist Pakistan’s help for American efforts to reach a peaceful solution in Afghanistan. Tillerson visit comes amid a surge in violence in Afghanistan where the US led coalition…

Fiscal indiscipline

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2017

The debt burden is piling up at a rapid pace as the federal government domestic debt has increased to 15.4 trillion by the end of July and half of it comprised short term loans. A net increase of 1.534 trillion was recorded in the domestic debt in the past one year which is 11 percent…

Arts and Literature

Book fair in Govt Degree College held

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

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

OUP announces regional winners

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

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

Three-day book fair kicks off at AUP

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.R. Report PESHAWAR: The three-day 9th annual book fair, organized by the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), University Campus, has kicked off here at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar (AUP). As many as fifty national as well as international book stalls have been set up at the university’s library lawn which were offering books on fifty percent…

A literary man in a political situation

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

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

IJT photos exhibition shows Indian atrocities in IoK

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

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

Oxford University Press organizes its annual book fair

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2019

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