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US Congress echoes with human rights abuses in Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Jalil Afridi Washington DC: The representatives of the American citizens in US Congress jointly condemned the gross human rights violations in Indian held Kashmir and urged upon Indian government to immediately restore the telephone and internet connections, allow media, releases the detainees, restore medical supplies and give a clear road map to when life will…

Nawaz Sharif’s health improves after platelets transfusion

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The health of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Supremo Nawaz Sharif has improved after doctors transfused mega unit of platelets into the incarcerated former prime minister. The platelets of PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif, who was rushed to hospital from the prison after recent blood tests raised doctors’ concerns, had dropped to dangerously low.…

Army chief visits Baloch Regiment Centre

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday lauded the Baloch Regiment’s role in the country’s defense and peace efforts as well as internal security operations. He was speaking to retired and serving officers and jawans of the Baloch Regiment at the Baloch Regiment Centre in Abbotabad in connection…

PM directs to ensure availability of daily use items to people at affordable prices

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to take steps for making sure the availability of items of daily use to people at affordable prices. This was stated by Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan while briefing newsmen in Islamabad on Tuesday. She said the cabinet…

After taking diplomats and journalists to AJK, ISPR chief challenges India to do same in IoK

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

RAWALPINDI: (Monitoring Desk): Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor on Tuesday said that Pakistan has challenged the Indian government to take diplomats and journalists to Indian-occupied Kashmir. The ISPR chief made the statement while talking to Geo News in an exclusive interview conducted by senior journalist Hamid Mir. Mir had accompanied Ghafoor on a…

Malaysia’s Mahathir stands by Kashmir comments despite palm oil boycott by India traders

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters):  Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi’s actions in the disputed region of Kashmir even though Indian traders have urged a boycott of Malaysian palm oil. The impasse could exacerbate what Mahathir described as a trade war between the world’s second biggest…

Global

‘Putin to help with safe zone but wants help in Idlib’

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: A summit Tuesday between the presidents of Turkey and Russia on a Syrian safe zone is expected to be positive, said a former White House security expert. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi today to discuss the latest developments and the future of northern…

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Houthi rebels say holding Sudanese soldiers in Yemen

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk SANAA: Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Tuesday claimed to have captured a number of Sudanese soldiers in northwestern Yemen. Abdelkader Mourtada, a Houthi official responsible for prisoners’ affairs, said the soldiers were taken captive in Hajjah province last week, according to Houthi-run Al-Masirah television. He, however, did not give further details about the incident.…

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US Congress echoes with human rights abuses in Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Jalil Afridi Washington DC: The representatives of the American citizens in US Congress jointly condemned the gross human rights violations in Indian held Kashmir and urged upon Indian government to immediately restore the telephone and internet connections, allow media, releases the detainees, restore medical supplies and give a clear road map to when life will…

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US Congressional sub-committee holds hearing on Occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (Web Desk): The United States House Foreign Affairs sub-committee is discussing human rights issues in Occupied Kashmir and the situation in the Muslim majority region that has emerged after New Delhi scrapped its special status. The hearing on Kashmir by United States House Foreign Affairs Sub-committee on Asia, the Pacific and Non-proliferation, a sub-committee…

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Turkey, Russia talks to back Syria operation: Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin will contribute to Ankara’s anti-terror operation in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. “I believe that this meeting will provide very substantial opportunities to Operation Peace Spring,” Erdogan said ahead of a bilateral meeting with Putin in Russia’s coastal city of Sochi. Erdogan said…

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Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

OTTAWA (AFP): Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday but as a weakened minority government. Television projections declared the Liberals winners or leading in 157 of the nation’s 338 electoral districts, versus 121 for his main rival Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives, after…

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Pakistan

Doctors, paramedics, nurses stage protest

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: The doctors, paramedical staff and nurses of Hazara division Tuesday staged a protest under Grand Health Alliance (GHA) here at Ayub Medical Complex on Tuesday against new reforms in health sector of KP. Speaking on the occasion the protesters criticized Ayub Medical College (AMC) administration for issuing show-cause notices to the doctors…

Two shot dead over name of honour

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report SHIKARPUR: A mother of three kids and her alleged paramour were gunned down on suspicion of having illicit relations at village Arbab Jatoi next to Rustam town of Shikarpur, in the vicinity of Rustam Police Station, some 50 kilometers off from here on Tuesday. Kifayatullah Mahar, an official of aforesaid police station, confirmed…

PM Imran to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor on Nov 9: Firdous Ashiq Awan

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said that PM Imran will inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor project on November 9. Briefing media about the federal cabinet meeting, the special assistant said that PM Imran Khan will inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor project near Shakargrah-Sialkot…

Court rejects physical remand of Capt (R) Safdar

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The court today (Oct. 22) rejected the police‘s request for physical remand of Captain (R) Safdar, and granted judicial remand instead. He was produced before the district court today. During the hearing, the public prosecutor argued that Captain (R) Safdar was arrested by police in connection with serious allegations of provocative speech.…

Imran Khan will be responsible if anything happens to Nawaz, say PML-N leaders

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders stated on Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be held responsible if anything happens to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PML-N leaders including Ahsan Iqbal and Marriyum Aurangzeb addressed media today, where they spoke about the deteriorating condition of the imprisoned PML-N founder. Ahsan Iqbal said…

India’s bid to stop water flowing to Pakistan to be taken as ‘aggression’: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday warned India against pursuing its nefarious designs of diverting the flow of three western rivers and added that the move will be taken as ‘aggression’. Presiding over a high-level meeting in connecting with Indus Waters Treaty at the Foreign Office, FM Qureshi said that Pakistan…

Afghanistan

Pomegranate exports may fall by up to 50 per cent this year

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investments (ACCI) said that this year pomegranate exports to foreign markets, especially Pakistan’s markets may fall by up to 50 percent. The chamber said that so far about 25,000 tons of pomegranate have been exported through varieties of ways while it 70,000 tons of pomegranate were exported…

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NDS foil suicide attack aimed at assassinating Gen. Malik

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-E-SHARIF CITY: The Afghan Special Forces foiled a suicide attack in Mazar-e Sharif city, the provincial capital of northern Balkh province. According to a statement released by National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Special Forces of the directorate busted a group of Taliban militants during an operation in Ferdawsi Square of the city.…

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‘US will continue their attacks against Mujahideen’

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report KABUL: The US Secretary of Defense arrived at Kabul on an unannounced visit and told the media that they will continue their attacks against the Mujahideen. Moreover, the Kabul administration interior minister also remarked and warned the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of elimination and failure of Al-Fath Operations. We reject these hollow and…

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7 Afghan women nominated for N-Peace Awards

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Seven Afghan women have been nominated for the N-Peace Awards that are given out by the United Nations Development Program in Asia and the Pacific. The seven Afghan female nominees are among 41 other contenders from seven Asian nations and will compete for eleven awards in three different categories. The winners are…

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Journalists concerned about media ID card found on NDS man

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): On Sunday a man was arrested for assaulting an IEC commissioner. Police determined that the man was an employee of the National Security Directorate. Along with a gun and other items, he had an ID card with the former logo of TOLOnews on it. “The use of a journalist ID card by…

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16 police killed in Kunduz clashes

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): At least 16 police were killed and two were wounded in clashes with the Taliban in northern Kunduz province on Monday night, local officials confirmed Tuesday. The clashes took place in the Ali Abad district after the Taliban attacked security checkpoints, the provincial police chief Abdul Rashid Bashir said. “The Taliban have…

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Business

BoP announces financial results for nine months

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report Lahore: A meeting of the Board of Directors of The Bank of Punjab was held on October 18, 2019. During the meeting, un-audited Financial Statements of the Bank for nine months ended September 30, 2019 were approved by the Board. Pursuing strategy of aggressive marketing, rapid network expansion and planned shift in assets’…

Indus Motor releases sustainability report 2019

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI:  Indus Motor Company fully recognizes the importance of disclosing information concerning its approach to its triple bottom-line responsibility. To this end, the Company has published its 4th Sustainability Report for the financial year 2019. The Report presents a holistic view of IMC’s contributions to sustainable development. It has been prepared according to…

‘Banking sector remains resilient during H1CY19’

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan has issued the Mid-Year Performance Review (MPR) of the Banking Sector for the calendar year 2019 (CY19). The review comprehensively covers the performance and soundness of the banking sector. According to the review, the performance of the banking sector remained satisfactory, despite challenging macroeconomic environment. Banking sector maintained…

KMBL celebrates Rural Women’s Day and World Day of Poverty Reduction

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited (KMBL) organized multiple motivational sessions for women in Shah Allah Ditta, Islamabad and Gujar Khan to mark both the International Day of Rural Women on 15th October 2019 and International Day of Eradication of Poverty on 17th October 2019. The aim of the session was to acknowledge the…

High interest rates pushing industrial sector

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, MianZahidHussain on Monday said improved economic activities and any relief to masses is not possible unless fundamental changes are made in some policies including interest rates which…

Gas & Oil Pakistan inaugurates its oil storage facility in Punjab

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report MUZAFFARGARH: Pakistan’s fastest growing oil marketing company, GO Pakistan inaugurated its largest oil storage facility in Punjab, in Mahmoodkot, District Muzaffargarh. The glittering event was hosted at the Depot and was attended by almost 500+ distinguished guests including bankers, investors, industrialists, partners and senior petroleum business personalities. GO’s state-of-the-art storage facility at Mahmoodkot…

Sports

Pakistan’s Test bowling attack leaves Raja shocked

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja is in shock over the bowling lineup selected by the head coach-cum-chief selector, Misbahul Haq, for the upcoming two-match Test series against Australia down under. While speaking in a Youtube video, Raja expressed his displeasure over the inclusion of two inexperienced bowlers for a tough tour. “Although…

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KP beat Central Punjab to enter semifinals

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

KARACHI (PPI): Blistering knocks by Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah helped Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Central Punjab by seven wickets and bag a semi-final berth in the ongoing National T20 Cup at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad. Fakhar and Khushdil put up unbeaten scores of 82 and 46 – at strike rates of 152 and 177 respectively –…

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NBA’s Kanter slams Erdogan, operation against Kurds

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

ANKARA (AFP): Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter on Tuesday strongly condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the operation he launched against Kurdish forces in northern Syria. “(Erdogan) has no respect for human rights,” the Boston Celtics center said in an interview with CNN. “There is no democracy. There is no freedom of speech, religion…

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Inam wants early training camps for SA Games

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistani Wrestler Muhammad Inam has urged Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) to hold training camps, as soon as possible, to prepare the athletes for the 13th South Asian Games scheduled to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara in December. “The training camps for the South Asian Games would be held after the conclusion of…

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Kamran Akmal is Pakistan’s best T20 opener: Latif

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif believes that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a mistake by ignoring wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal for the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Australia. Former captain Sarfaraz was dropped from the T20I and Test squads for the tour of Australia and his place in both squads…

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Liverpool dominate Ballon d’Or shortlist with seven names

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Dutch centre back Virgil van Dijk is one of seven Liverpool players on the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or, with the Champions League winners dominating the nominations for France Football magazine’s prestigious award. Van Dijk’s club team mates Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Alisson are…

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Fashion & Movies

Akshay Kumar reveals the first look of his character from Housefull 4

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Now that Housefull 4 is just a few days away from its release, makers of the film are continuing to surprise fans with interesting updates. Starring Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde in lead roles, the comedy-drama is one of the most anticipated films this…

Film ‘Forced labour under largest democracy’ released

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A documentary titled, “Forced labour under the largest democracy” was released at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on the occasion of a programmed organized to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people. According to Kashmir Media Service, during the release of the film, the director of the film, Shafkat Raina briefed the audience about…

Junoon enthralls audience in US during world tour

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

NEW YORK (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s legendary rock band Junoon after making their striking comeback are now taking the United States of America by storm and flaring up fans who are travelling from all across the globe to witness the magic firsthand. The super trio have been captivating the audience seven seas across and are getting…

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with eager fan

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

LAS VEGAS (Web Desk): Lady Gaga went through a dangerously gut-wrenching fall during her concert in Las Vegas, after a fan she was dancing with, slipped and fell off the stage. Lady Gaga had her legs wrapped around the fan’s torso when he accidentally turned and slipped, taking Lady Gaga with him, nose diving off…

Jennifer Lawrence’s rehearsal dinner graced by Hollywood A-listers ahead of wedding

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

NEW YORK (Web Desk): Jennifer Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated stars, is getting ready for the next chapter in her life as the time for her to walk down the aisle to Cooke Maroney is almost here, with photos of her rehearsal dinner going viral. The 29-year-old Academy Award winning actor, ahead of her…

Katrina Kaif and Vidya Balan likely to be seen together in Aanand L Rai’s next

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: With Bollywood witnessing its best phase, more filmmakers are coming out to make women-centric films. The latest reports now suggest that actresses Katrina Kaif and Vidya Balan may come together for filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s next. The project will be helmed by debutant Anirudh Ganapathy, who has been associated with Aanand L…

Science & Technology

NASA’s InSight lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: NASA’s InSight lander was supposed be digging a hole so a probe (above) could measure the heat escaping from Mars’ interior, but it hasn’t made much progress since work got started in February — it hadn’t even finished burying itself. At last, it’s making some headway. The agency has revealed that the…

SBS Distribution marks 10-year of excellence in IT sector

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Syed Business Solutions (SBS) Distribution on completion of 10 years of its successful operations in IT sector held a grand celebration. The company unveiled their new product line on this occasion which will be available for Pakistan’s IT & Security market. The new products include SuperMicro, Pivot3, Nexenta, Commvalut, Mobotix and…

NASA astronauts to perform first all-women spacewalk

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir of NASA are set to make a history by performing all-women spacewalk on Friday. The duo will begin their venture outside of the International Space Station (ISS) at 7:50 a.m. (1050 GMT) on Friday to replace a failed power controller, also known as a battery…

Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw: Samsung to deploy software patch

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: A flaw with Samsung’s top-end Galaxy S10 fingerprint system that allows the smartphone to be opened by a third party will soon be fixed, the tech giant said Thursday. A user in the UK told the Sun newspaper earlier this week her Samsung device could be unlocked by someone else simply by…

Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service will launch on November 19th

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service is right around the corner, and we knew nearly everything we needed to know about its launch — except when in November it’d go live for the first wave of early adopters who spent $130 for the Founder’s Edition package. We just got the answer at the…

PTCL posts double digit growth in net profit

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading telecom and ICT services provider, has announced its financial results for the nine months’ period ended September 30, 2019 at its Board of Directors’ meeting held in Islamabad on October 16, 2019. PTCL Group’s revenue for the nine months has grown year-on-year (YoY) by…

Health

Breast Cancer signs, symptoms and treatment

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Dr. Neelam Siddiqui Breast cancer may be a devastating disease but it is potentially curable. Although in majority of cases with breast cancer, it is difficult to tell what exactly triggered the beginning of cancer, certain factors have been identified which can make a woman more prone to develop breast cancer than others. The following…

Class 10th student died of dengue fever in Shangla

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report SHANGLA: Yet another youth died of dengue fever which has become pandemic across the country including Khyber Pakthunkwa here on Monday. Atta-ur-Rehman, a student of class 10 belonged to Mir BalaManzai area and was admitted to a local hospital four days back after being diagnosed with dengue fever. Because of lack of facilities,…

Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) organizes free medical camp at Koradi near Khoshab

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: In continuation with the efforts for social uplift and welfare of the people of rural and less privileged areas, one-day free medical camp was arranged by Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited at Village Koradi, near Khushab on September 29th, 2019. A total of 575 patients were examined and given free medicines. The…

Govt dissolves PMDC, establishes Pakistan Medical Commission

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Sunday dissolved the existing body of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and established a new organization, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), to regulate medical profession in the country. According to an official of the ministry of national health services,  President Dr Arif Alvi signed a new ordinance titled…

Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW JERSEY: People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and other researchers. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, examined the effects of mindfulness and methadone therapy on…

Another child hit by polio in Lakki Marwat, toll mounts to 54 in KP

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The infuriated polio virus has left another child disabled for life as National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad on Friday notified a new polio case from Tehsil sarai Norang Lakki Marwat as the total count of polio cases jumps to 54 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the details, one wild polio virus…

Travel

Uluru climb ban raises tourists’ questions

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: Among some of the tourists rushing to Uluru before climbing it is banned this Saturday, there is bemusement as to why local Indigenous traditional owners would discourage tourist dollars. The nearby Ayers Rock Resort in the desert oasis town Yulara that was opened in 1984 has been full for most of this…

Qantas completes test of longest non-stop passenger flight

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Australian carrier Qantas has completed a test of the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight as part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew and passengers. The Boeing 787-9 with 49 people on board took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly from New York to Sydney, a 16,200-km (10,066-mile)…

Finland’s ‘Be more like a Finn’ campaign joins growing list of tourism pledge initiatives

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk FINLAND: Finland has become the latest destination to introduce a tourism pledge, asking visitors to the country to promise to respect its nature, culture and inhabitants. Forming part of a wider sustainability drive that focuses on Finnish values and traditions, such as embracing the outdoors, foraging and recycling, the pledge requires visitors to…

Overrun by Tourists, American Cities Are Taking Aim at Hotels

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAROLINA: Peggy Malaspina, a resident of Charleston’s French Quarter neighborhood, is comfortable living among the hordes of tourists flocking to this charming South Carolina city of horse-drawn carriages, lush private courtyards, and 18th century churches. Every so often, she’ll spot someone peering into the windows of her home, assuming it’s a restaurant. If…

Nur-Sultan hosts UN urban tourism summit

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NUR-SULTAN: Nur-Sultan hosted Oct. 9-10 the United National World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Summit on Urban Tourism. More than 700 delegates from 30 countries gathered to explore the definition of smart cities and smart destinations and the role of tourism in the development of cities. The two-day event, which also included the adoption of…

Saudi Arabia opens tourist visas to U.S., European visa holders

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU’s Schengen zone, expanding eligibility beyond an initial list of 49 countries. The conservative Muslim kingdom, relatively closed off for decades, launched a new visa regime…

Articles

Deteriorating governance & issues of poverty and unemployment

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Asmatullah Khan Good governance based upon patriotic zeal plays a very vital and productive role in raising standard of living, industrial productivity. Good Governance certainly increases the efficiency of the government by enhancing amenities of life, curtailing poverty and creating employment opportunities. Good Governance is a managerial tool to raise efficiency, productivity and efficacy of…

Kashmir Conflict: A Test Case for the UN

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Iqbal Khan After failing to restore normalcy in Indian occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have issued a jacket advertisement in local newspapers, trying to persuade the people to end the self-imposed continued shutdown. According to Kashmir Media Service, in the first of the series of advertisements, the occupation authorities have tried to tell the people about…

Boris Johnson has his marketing campaign slogan prepared

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Therese Raphael There was very practically a bedtime Brexit story that went one thing like this: And so, lastly, the porridge was excellent, Parliament ate up Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal after which, glad, went to mattress. The Finish. After all, lawmakers didn’t eat up and this interminable story isn’t over. Saturday’s parliamentary session as a…

War on psyche

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

Ruhail Andrabi Warfare has witnessed significant transformation over the decades. In the modern era of warfare, states openly confront rivals by bombing, missile attacks and heavy use of armed forces. Such as in the case of Syria by the Assad regime, in Vietnam and Afghanistan by the US. The unprecedented use of mass weaponry or…

An analysis of Tunisia’s electoral results

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

Hafijur Rahman Tunisia’s historical parliamentary election was held on Oct. 6, 2019, the third election after the Arab Spring. Just three weeks after the first round of the presidential race, this election was crucial for political parties due to the loss of support reflected in the votes in the presidential election. The second round of…

The Muslim ‘Euro’

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Fauzia Mubarik Prime Minister Imran Khan seems keen to develop strong ties with the Muslim countries and appears cautiously looking towards creating favourable monetary deals with the Islamic economies. This reminds one about the concept of ‘Euro’. Euro is the authorized and regulated tradable currency operationalized exclusively and unanimously by 19 of the European countries.…

Editorial

PM’s assessment of economy

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a tweet that his intelligent team of economic managers has achieved turnaround of economy, which was plagued by acute stagflation, bulging current account deficit, lowering production and other macroeconomic imbalances in one year of the tenure of present. The Prime Minister supported his analysis by 5.6 percent growth in…

Regulatory authority versus private hospitals

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

The prolonged strike of doctors in government hospitals and early end of it not in sight has provided an opportunity to private hospitals to fleece the people who seek outdoor treatment there. The doctors in private hospitals and clinics have abnormally raised their consultancy fee well above Rs.2000 and rate of blood screening test for…

Short leash

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in its plenary session in Paris decided to retain Pakistan on greylist for a further period of four months till February, 2020 and urged for full compliance of all 27 points of the action plan for curbing money laundering and terror financing. The international watchdog has acknowledged that some…

Hong Kong-style riots to haunt West

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Supporters of the Catalan separatist movement publicly declared to have learned from the Hong Kong demonstrators, promoting the latter’s tactics such as to “be water” and wearing masks to reduce the risk of being arrested. They seized the local airport on Monday and Tuesday, forcing a large number of flights to cancel. They also blocked…

Empowering youth

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched an ambitious “Kamyab Jawan Programme” in a ceremony held at Jinnah Convention Center Islamabad. It is a multidimensional programme of technically and economically empowering the talented youth, facilitating financial assistance for acquiring higher education and training, skill development, inculcating and refining entrepreneurial expertise and civic engagements. The total outlay of…

IMF on public debt

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its report titled. “Global Front” has highlighted the issue of further surge of Pakistan’s public debt which will go up to 78.6 percent of the total size of the economy within the next four years. In other world the present government will be haunted by the implications of rising…

Arts and Literature

62nd Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The two-day 62nd Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), a flagship program of civil society organization Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), will be held on October 23 and 24 at LokVirsa, Islamabad. The event will be open to all from 9am to 4pm on both the days. At least 70 sessions have been planned for CLF Islamabad…

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two winners were named – one for 2019 and one for 2018 – because the prize was not awarded last year. The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it in 2018 after a sexual…

Iran, Pakistan to boost joint cultural artistic and literary programs

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: At a meeting with Head of Sufi Tabassum Academy, Director of Iran’s Culture ‎House in Lahore, Pakistan stressed on boosting cultural, artistic and literary cooperation ‎between the two parties. According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Ali Akbar Rezaei-Fard, Director of Iran’s Culture…

Lit & Luz Festival unites U.S. and Mexican cultures across borders, art genres

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

The day after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca in February 2018, the streets of Pilsen were quieter, more tense than usual for a winter day. That’s how photojournalist Sebastián Hidalgo remembers the day, after seeing the pouring out of family members checking in on their relatives on the other side of the border using social…

Event on translation of Perveen Shakir’s poetry held in Jeddah

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2019

F.P. Report JEDDAH: Oxford University Press organized an event for its publication, Defiance of the Rose: Selected Poems by Perveen Shakir translated from Urdu by Naima Rashid, in Jeddah. The event was held at Medd Café and Roastery, in partnership with four communities— Jeddah Reads, Jeddah Cultural Exchange Company, Joy of Urdu, and Medd Café—which…

KUAF Arts Beat: Born to Pakistani Immigrant Parents in London She Now Paints Her Culture in Arkansas

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: How does a London native born to Pakistani immigrants end up moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to create detailed portraits adorned in elaborate duptta scarves painted in tribute to her rich cultural history? Find out, in this conversation with painter Shabana Kauser. “If you’d said to me 15 years ago, you’re going to…