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PM Imran appoints Lt Gen Nadeem Raza as CJCSC

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee with effect from November 27, the Prime Minister House announced on Thursday. According to an official press statement from the PM House, the prime minister gave approval for the appointment and it will take…

COAS Bajwa, PM Imran deliberate security of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa called on the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan at the Prime Minister’s office on Thursday. Both dignitaries met to discuss the security situation of the country. Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on November…

Was offered Senate chairman post, claims Fazl

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Thursday claimed that the PTI-led government had made various attempts to bribe him with lucrative offers during his recent Azadi March including the post of Senate chairman. “You don’t know what offers they made me,” he said, referring to the government. “I was told…

Schools to remain closed in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala Friday due to smog

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Punjab government on Thursday announced closure of schools in Lahore, Faisalabad, and Gujranwala owing to dense smog. According to a notification, November 22 has been declared a holiday at all the public and private schools. “In the wake of dense smog, the public and private schools operating within territorial limits of…

PML-N demands early decision of foreign funding case against PTI

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should decide the foreign funding case against the PTI quickly. “The verdict of the case that has been pending since the last five years against the PTI regarding foreign funding should be announced early,” said the former…

PNS Alamgir, P3C aircraft participate in Int’l Naval Exercises

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ANKARA: Pakistan Navy Ship Alamgir and P3C aircraft participated in International Naval Exercises held in Turkey. According to Navy’s spokesperson, over twelve countries participated in multinational exercises to improve different expertise and increase mutual war abilities. The spokesperson said the exercises were held from 9th to 21st of this month in Mediterranean Sea.…

Global

Impeachment not affects Trump’s approval rate: Poll

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings currently underway in the House of Representatives, his job approval rating statistically does not get affected and remains where it has been for weeks, according to a poll. Consulting company Gallup International’s survey, published on Wednesday, revealed that the impeachment hearings in Congress do not have…

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U.N. nuclear watchdog presses Iran for answers on uranium traces

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

VIENNA (Reuters): The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s top inspector will travel to Tehran next week to press Iran to finally explain the origin of uranium traces found at an undeclared site, the agency’s acting chief said on Thursday. Reuters first reported in September that the International Atomic Energy Agency found the uranium traces at the site…

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At least four killed and 48 wounded in Baghdad protests: security sources

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters): Four people were killed and 48 wounded early on Thursday when Iraqi security forces shot live fire and tear gas canisters at protesters near two key bridges in Baghdad, security and medical sources said. The cause of death was live fire and tear gas canisters aimed directly at the head, the sources said.…

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Iran ‘spy’ environmentalists get prison sentences of up to 10 years

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

TEHRAN (AFP): Six environmental conservationists accused of “spying” on Iranian military sites have received sentences of up to 10 years in prison, according to state news agency IRNA and Shargh daily. Sentences “from four to 10 years” have been issued for some of the case’s suspects, IRNA quoted judiciary spokesperson Gholamhossein Esmaili as saying. Mohammad…

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Israel’s attorney general to announce decision on Netanyahu indictment

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters): Israel’s attorney general said he would announce later on Thursday his decision on whether to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over alleged corruption. Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing in the three corruption cases, saying he is a victim of a political witch-hunt. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit will disclose his decision at a news…

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Putin predicts more exits from EU by 2028

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that some Eastern European countries can leave the EU by 2028, when they stop receiving donations and grants and start paying them back on Wednesday. Speaking at a plenary meeting of a capital investment forum in Moscow, Putin compared the EU with former Union of Soviet Socialist…

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Pakistan

PM expresses desire to further bolster Pak-Sri Lanka ties

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has felicitated Mahinda Rajapaksa on his appointment as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. In a telephone call today, Imran Khan expressed the desire to work closely with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister to further strengthen Pakistan-Sri Lanka bilateral relations in all dimensions. The Prime Minister also extended an…

CPEC to create new avenues of trade, investment : President

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi said that the CPEC is an important milestone in the journey of development and prosperity that would create new avenues and opportunities of trade and investment in the country. He was addressing the opening ceremony of the 5th China Agro Chemical Pakistan Summit at the Expo Center in…

Fake bank accounts case: NAB detains close aid of Asif Zardari

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: In yet another important development the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi team on Thursday arrested Chairman Overseas Cooperative Housing Society Ijaz Haroon from Karachi. According to the anti-graft watchdog, Ijaz Haroon has been arrested for his alleged role in corruption with the Omni group. Sources prior to NAB said that Ijaz Haroon…

Pakistan’s energy sector has $130b investment potential: Omar Ayub

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan Thursday said that Pakistan was an attractive destination for foreign investors and its petroleum and energy sector alone had the potential of around $120-130 billion investment. “The good thing is that investment has started rolling in, as countries like China, Japan and Denmark are relocating their…

NAB fails to find evidence to arrest Akram Durrani

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could not find any evidence to arrest leader of opposition’s Rehbar Committee Akram Durrani in three corruption cases. As per details, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Justice Athar Minallah while closing the bail application remarked that NAB should file a reference against Durrani if it has proves.…

Training system for Hajjaj to be improved to paint better image of country abroad: Qadri

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report MULTAN: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Noorul Haq Qadri Thursday said Hujjaj are ambassadors of Pakistan and the government will improve training system to paint better image of the country in the world. Addressing a consultative workshop, organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs at the Directorate of Hajj Multan…

Afghanistan

NATO chief urges Afghans to ‘finalize’ election vote count

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, referring to the delayed election process in Afghanistan, said “it is important” for Afghan electoral organizations to ”finalize the counting” and “present their results.” Afghanistan’s presidential polling took place on September 28, but logistical problems and allegations of fraud have bogged down the process and a preliminary…

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Afghan forces launch large-scale operation in Kunduz: MoD

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Afghan security forces launched a large-scale clearing operation named “Pamir 110” in the northern province of Kunduz on Thursday to clear insurgents from the outskirts of Kunduz city, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement. The operation was began on Wednesday night at approximately 10 pm Kabul time when Afghan…

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SIGAR says corruption in gov’t strengthens Taliban lines

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) have said that the existence of corruption in the Afghan government have strengthened the lines of the Taliban insurgent group in the country. According to the U.S. watchdog, Taliban is recruiting from local communities by giving examples of corrupt officials in the central…

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Deputy NDS chief Adib Fahim resigns

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): Adib Fahim, the First Deputy of the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, announced his resignation early on Thursday. Fahim has released a copy of his approved resignation letter on his official twitter, which reads that he resigns due to “some personal problems”. President Ashraf Ghani has accepted and approved his…

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Karzai calls for early resumption of intra-Afghan talks following prisoners exchange

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

KABUL (Khaama Press): The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai called for early resumption of intra-Afghan talks following the exchange of prisoners between Taliban and the United States. “I hope the prisoners exchange between the Islamic movement of Taliban and the United States will help restore peace in Afghanistan,” Karzai said in an online statement posted…

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Helicopter crash kills 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least two U.S. soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement on Wednesday. There were no details shared on the cause of the crash, which is said to be under investigation, however “preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by…

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Business

GM sues FCA over union bribes

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges that FCA was involved in racketeering by paying millions in bribes to get concessions and gain…

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…

Govt committed to facilitate transit Afghan trade: PM

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that in view of the positive impact of socio-economic development of Afghanistan, the Government of Pakistan was committed to facilitate transit trade of the landlocked neighboring country. However, the prime minister directed to ensure that the arrangement was not misused and did not hamper the growth of…

Food exports up by 16.21 per cent

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Food group exports from the country during first four months of current financial year increased by 16.21%, whereas imports of the food commodities into the country decreased by 20.34% as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The imports of the food group came down to $1.583 billion during the period…

Tokyo stocks close lower on fresh trade worries

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOLYO: Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the market weighed down by fresh concerns on US-China trade talks after Beijing hit out at the US over Hong Kong protests. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.62 percent or 144.08 points to 23,148.57, while the broader Topix index dropped 0.33 percent or…

Governor SBP encourages stakeholders

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir, appreciated the banks for their efforts in increasing the bank credit to the agriculture sector, which reached its historical high by end of FY19. ‘It is for the first time in Pakistan’s history that credit to the agriculture sector has surpassed one trillion rupees,’…

Sports

Pakistan bowled out for 240 in first Test against Australia

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Pakistan batting line once again put a disappointed show and it collapsed after a solid start by openers Azhar Ali and Shan Masood on the opening day of the first Test match against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. Pakistan bowled out for 240 runs in 86.2 overs. The visitors – who…

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Murray claws out victory to give Britain lead, Serbia win

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Andy Murray gave Britain a winning start in their opening Davis Cup Finals tie against the Netherlands but only after suffering a huge scare against an inspired Tallon Griekspoor on Wednesday. After nearly three hours, Murray, playing in his first Davis Cup tie since 2016 and only five months after returning to…

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Mourinho back in Premier League with Spurs as Pochettino replacement

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur have named Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022-23 season, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. The 56-year-old Portuguese returns to management for the first time since being sacked by Manchester United in December. He replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who…

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I’ll stop when my body tells me to, says Federer

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Roger Federer first thought about how long his playing career would last in 2009 but a decade later the 38-year-old is still going strong and says he will keeping playing until his body decides otherwise. Federer won his last Grand Slam in January 2018 when he claimed his sixth Australian Open but…

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Welcome back to the Gabbatoir, Asad Shafiq

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk Brisbane: Perhaps he could have ducked out of the way. Maybe, with a fresher mind and quicker footwork, he could have got on top of it and fended it into the leg side; there was no short leg after all. Or possibly, that delivery from Mitchell Starc to Asad Shafiq was so ruddy…

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Sana Mir takes break from international cricket

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Sana Mir, Pakistan women’s most-capped player, has taken a break from international cricket to “plan and reset my future objectives and targets”. A PCB statement said Mir would miss next month’s ODI and T20I series against England in Malaysia. Mir, or the PCB, did not specify her exact reason for the break…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

Selena Gomez reacts after Bella Hadid deletes post over her comment

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Selena Gomez had recently caught the public’s eye after she extended an olive branch to Bella Hadid by commenting on her Instagram post, which was deleted over it later. The Lose You To Love Me hit maker was not too happy about finding out her attempt of burying the hatchet with his…

Science & Technology

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…

Apple launches app to let users enroll in health studies

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Apple Inc on Thursday launched an app that will let users of its devices to enroll in three health studies, allowing them to share health-related data for medical research. The studies are conducted in partnership with research institutes, including Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the NIH’s National Institute of…

Health

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…

Researchers suggest new theory for how Parkinson’s disease develops

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk HARVARD: The toxic protein behind Parkinson’s disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve, according to a new theory by Technion and Harvard University scientists. Instead, the protein, called alpha-synuclein, may simultaneously affect all parts of the nervous system inside and outside of the brain. Their findings could change…

Travel

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…

South African Airways cancels flights amid strike

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at airports across South Africa on Friday after national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) cancelled its flights due to a strike by thousands of its disgruntled workers. “The cancellation of flights for two days [Friday and Saturday] follows an announcement by the South African Cabin…

Articles

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…

Only a presidential system can satisfy Iraqi protesters

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2019

Ali Abo Rezeg For weeks, Iraqi youth have taken to the streets to protest their country’s deteriorating situation on the economic, political and social levels. According to the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights, the second wave of protests, which erupted on Oct. 25, led to the deaths of 270 civilians with more than 12,500…

Editorial

Education sector reforms

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

The reforms introduced in elementary and secondary education in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa did raise the quality of education in government schools up to some extent and relatively increased the number of students in urban areas but it does not fully justify the governments claim to have fully restored the confidence of the people in these institutions…

Enhancing agriculture credit

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Chairing the annual meeting of Agriculture Credit Advisory Committee, Governor State Bank Reza Baqir appreciated the increase in the quantum of agriculture credit disbursement over Rs.1 trillion. However, he emphasised diversion of more financial resources to provinces which had not received its due share in agriculture financing. The central bank governor told that agriculture credit…

Renegotiating TAPI gas price

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

An intergovernmental agreement had been made for the supply of gas through pipeline by Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It now appears that like the gas import agreements made by the previous governments with Iran and Qatar, the TAPI agreement has also transparency issues, particularly price per mmbtu. India had walked out of the…

External balance

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Current account balance of foreign trade has registered a moderate surplus of $99 million in October whereas it witnessed a deficit of $284 million in the preceding month of September and $1280 million in the same month last year. The surplus in merchandise trade has come after four years of massive deficit that confronted the…

Western media report on Xinjiang lacks morality

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

The New York Times on Saturday disclosed more than 400 pages of “leaked files” from Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and maliciously attacked China’s governance in Xinjiang. Western public opinion used their value system to criticize the vocational education and training centers in Xinjiang. Some Western elites are eager to see Xinjiang engulfed in…

Curbing cross-border smuggling

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

The Prime Minister has given approval for raising a professionally competent and technically equipped Paramilitary Force to effectively control the menace of smuggling of foreign goods which leads to closure of local industry and cause colossal revenue losses to the national exchequer. The new anti-smuggling force will comprise 2000 highly trained and better equipped personnel.…

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…

News in Pictures

Myths about Breast Cancer

By The Frontier Post | October 27, 2018

October is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month across the globe. Unfortunately, in our society there are lots of superstitions about this disease which are aiding in increased death ratio. Since, breast cancer is the only type of cancer which can be easily detected at early stage; there is dire need of increased awareness to…

Mushkpuri trip

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Tourism industry is a prospering industry that enriches knowledge, boosts social development and economic growth. In modern era, it is a fast growing area in Pakistan. The current government has also added tourism into priority list. But there are lots of problems faced by tourists during their tour. Yesterday, we visited Mushkpuri, the 2nd highest…

Learning from the history

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Our democratic leaders seem to have learnt from their past mistakes. Irony, they have only learnt to complete their five years tenure. In past, one Democratic Party conspired against another ruling party and stalled democratic progress.  For example, Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) staged protest against Zulifqar Ali Bhutto after 1977 general election claiming the election…

Imran Khan led government to focus on its plan

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

Amin Yousafzai Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf  with support of its allies  have finally been successful to decorate crown of the premiership on head of the party’s  chief Imran Khan. In May last, Imran Khan had unveiled the PTI’s government 100 days plan.  One component of the said plan is that if Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf…

PTI on the move

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Our voters have shown much better awareness in the general elections as compared to past elections. This awareness adversely affected the ruling party’s mandate. Actually, the voters have condemned “Corruption” at top level. In my view, public money must only be used in national interest & not in personal interest under any condition. The wrong…

Shandur Polo festival

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Polo is a sport played in the central Asia some 600BC ago. It was initially partly sport and partly training of war with 100 men either side. Later on it was considered to be the sports played by nobility and military persons. The modern polo game is traced back to 1859 by British military officers.…