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Government should take a serious note of Pakistan Railways operation: SC

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court (SC) Thursday directed the Pakistan Railways to take immediate measures to make journey by train safer for the passengers.…

PM advises extra caution ahead of Eidul Azha

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday advised the countrymen to exercise extra caution during the preparations for upcoming Eid-ul-Azha to avert resurgence of…

LHC seeks name for formation of commission to probe petrol crisis

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

LAHORE (APP): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday sought names and terms of reference (ToRs) from the Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) formation…

Buzdar, Elahi discuss matters of mutual interest

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch. Pervaiz Elahi during a meeting at Punjab Assembly here on…

SC dismisses Sindh Govt appeal against SHC decision

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal of the Sindh government against the Sindh High Court (SHC) decision to make public…

Government to reopen education institutions from September 15

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday said that educational institutions would formally re-open by September 15…

Global

US invites China to arms control talks, seeing opening

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (APP): The United States on Thursday again invited China to talks on arms control, saying it saw an opening with Beijing on three-way…

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Trump decries ‘political prosecution’ after SC rulings

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk): President Trump claimed Thursday that he was being treated differently than his predecessors after the Supreme Court ruled that a New…

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Airborne transmission of coronavirus can occur during medical procedures, says WHO

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

GENEVA (Reuters): The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus can occur during medical procedures that generate aerosols.…

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China, India to hold talks: FM

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

BEIJING (APP): The border troops of China and India have been taking effective measures in disengagement, and the two sides will hold a new…

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Embassy hosts webinar on Pak-US educational cooperation

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

F.P. Report WASHINGTON: The Embassy of Pakistan held a webinar on Pakistan-US Educational Cooperation. The webinar comprised of eminent speakers including senior officials from…

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Palestinian moms suffer in Israeli solitary confinement

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

RAMALLAH (AA): Two Palestinian mothers are being held in solitary confinement in Israel without access to medical care, according to their families and a…

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Pakistan

IHC accepts sugar mills’ ICA against commission

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday accepted an intra-court appeal (ICA) of sugar mills association for hearing in Sugar Inquiry Commission…

Turkish company withdraws appeal to quash NAB reference

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Turkish company Karkey on Thursday withdrew its appeal to quash the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference. The Chief Justice heard the Karkey company’s…

LHC suspends Punjab government notification

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

LAHORE (APP): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday suspended a notification of Punjab government about conferring magisterial powers of special magistrates (first class)…

PR’s Golf Club case adjourned for 2 weeks

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court (SC) Thursday adjourned the hearing of the case pertaining to lease of Railways Royal Palm Golf and Country Club…

SC rejects bail plea of Sarfraz

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday rejected an appeal of interim bail of ex-home minister Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti in the abduction case…

Female teacher approaches IHC for husband’s recovery

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday served notices to the respondents on a petition filed by a female teacher seeking recovery of her…

Afghanistan

Afghan people will have final say on peace process

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani said that the Afghan government has the responsibility to merge the Taliban into the structure of the political…

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Taliban gives govt new list for release of 592 prisoners: Source

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Taliban has handed over a replacement list for the 592 prisoners which were originally rejected as release candidates by Afghan govt,…

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Abdullah to introduce list of cabinet nominees to ARG Palace

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

KABUL (Khaama Press): Abdullah Abdullah, the Chairman of the High Peace Council, is expected to introduce a list of cabinet nominees to ARG Palace…

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Governors’ appointments ongoing, cabinet member choices stalled

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said that eleven governors have been appointed by the Afghan government in less than three…

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Political reconciliation with Pakistan top priority: Daudzai

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

PESHAWAR (Arab News): Afghanistan’s newly appointed special envoy for Pakistan has had put “mending political relations” between the two estranged nations as one of…

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Afghan women spin new careers by reviving ancient Silk Road crafts

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

HERAT (Reuters): Once an important Silk Road trading hub, the Afghan city of Herat has long been a cultural centre, but decades of war…

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Business

Islamabad, Kabul urged to remove bottlenecks in way of Pak-Afghan trade

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Traders and exporters of Pakistan and Afghanistan via a joint video link conference have identified the bottlenecks in way of Pak-Afghan…

Customer Support Services in Sindhi language launched

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced the launch of Customer Support Services in Sindhi language from its helpline 1218. The…

PSX gains 447 points to close at 36,142 points

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Thursday continued with bullish trend as KSE 100 index closed at 36,142.17 points as compared to 35,694.89…

EFU Life, HabibMetro Bank collaborate to offer Covid-19 cover

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: HABIBMETRO Bank and EFU Life strengthened their partnership by taking the initiative to launch “COVID – 19 Cover” – a first-of-its-kind…

Gold price increases Rs800 to Rs109,100

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The price of 24 karat gold increased by Rs800 on Thursday and was traded at Rs109,100 as against its trading at Rs108,300…

Stock markets track another Wall St record

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

HONG KONG (AFP/ APP): Markets rose Thursday following another record close on Wall Street as concerns about a new spike in coronavirus infections around…

Sports

Asia Cricket Cup 2020 postponed till next year

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The 2020 edition of the Asia Cup stands cancelled, the tournament’s governing body confirmed on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation. The…

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Shahid Afridi Foundation logo to feature on ‘sponsorless’ Pakistan playing kits

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The Shahid Afridi Foundation’s logo will feature on Pakistan team’s sponsorless playing kits, during the tour of England. The charity foundation…

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Irfan’s 33rd Guinness World Record approved

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistani martial artist Irfan Mehsood has achieved his 33rd Guinness World Record by setting the latest of the most jumping jacks (81)…

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England name 24-man ODI training group

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): England have named nine uncapped players in a 24-man training group for their three-match one-day series against Ireland in Southampton. Paul Collingwood…

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Salah double keeps Liverpool on track for points record

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

BRIGHTON (Agencies): Mohamed Salah scored twice as champions Liverpool moved on to 92 points with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion in…

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4th World Nomad Games expected to be ‘rich, inclusive’

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

ANKARA (AA): Postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fourth World Nomad Games are scheduled to be held in 2021 with more fanfare and…

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Fashion & Movies

Kylie Jenner hits back at allegations of snubbing a black-owned fashion label

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Kylie Jenner was accused of refusing to tag black-owned fashion brand on her Instagram account. The reality TV star, on…

Randeep Hooda cleans the beach amid the COVID-19 pandemic

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, actor Randeep Hooda has taken part in a clean-up drive at Versova Beach. On social media,…

Indian actress Deepika Padukone believes that learning comes in any form

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Deepika Padukone recently addressed the Class of 2020 during online streaming of their graduation party. She spoke about how she dropped…

‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ country star Charlie Daniels dies

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Charlie Daniels, a musical force who melded country music and southern rock, showcasing his blistering fiddle skills on hits like…

Coronavirus survivor Tom Hanks does not ‘have much respect’ for people who shun basic precautions

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who recovered after being infected with the novel coronavirus earlier this year, said he does not…

Oscar-winning Italian Maestro Ennio Morricone passes away at age 91

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk ROME: The Oscar-winning composer died in the early hours of Monday at a clinic in Rome after suffering a hip fracture several…

Science & Technology

Facebook busts deceptive networks tied to Bolsonaro staff, Trump ally

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Facebook has suspended a network of social media accounts it said were used to spread divisive political messages online by employees…

EU’s energy plan backs hydrogen, but NGOs sense ‘hype’

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: The EU wants to put hydrogen at the centre of its ambition to achieve a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, its…

Zoom rolls out new service

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Zoom Video Communications said on Tuesday it launched a hardware subscription service, seeking to make its teleconferencing app more accessible to…

Uber launches grocery delivery in Latin America, Canada with U.S. to follow

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday further expanded delivery offerings, launching an app-based grocery service in several Latin American and Canadian cities,…

Social media giants change policy over Hong Kong’s national security law

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Popular video snippet-sharing app TikTok will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications…

TikTok announces to stop its app operation in Hong Kong

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: TikTok said late Monday it is stopping its popular video snippet-sharing app from working in Hong Kong due to “recent…

Health

Lifesaving drugs not available for CHK patients

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

KARACHI (PPI): Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has suspended the local purchase (LP) of medicines since two weeks, causing a lot of…

UN warns Yemen on brink of famine again

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: War-torn Yemen is once again on the brink of famine as donor funds that averted catastrophe just 18 months ago have…

Asthma drug could help control or treat Alzheimer’s disease

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk PHILADELPHIA: A drug used to treat asthma has been shown to help reduce the formation of amyloid beta, a peptide in the…

‘At war time speed’, China leads COVID-19 vaccine race

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEOUL/SINGAPORE: China is forging ahead in the race to develop a vaccine to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, with Sinovac Biotech’s (SVA.O)…

Scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: More than 200 scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to revise its recommendations, after evidence that novel coronavirus in…

Bolivia digs mass graves as cemeteries fill with coronavirus victims

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk BOLIVIA: Local authorities are digging mass graves at cemeteries across Bolivia to receive a new wave of victims from COVID-19, unnerving Bolivians…

Travel

Tourism: One of the sectors hardest hit by COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: As Dubai opens its doors to foreign tourists, this is as good a time as any to look at the importance…

Tourism activities with Turkey may resume soon, German officials say

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLING: Several German officials on Monday said they hope Berlin would soon ease its coronavirus-related travel restrictions for Turkey so tourism activities…

Alacati post lockdown: local tourists start making their way back

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: As Turkey emerges from lockdown, TRT World speaks to three establishments in the tourist hub of Alacati, Cesme, near Izmir. Managers…

Don’t forget us! Paris tour guides protest outside Louvre

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Several dozen Paris tour guides wearing masks and holding Mona Lisa portraits protested outside the Louvre museum on Monday for more…

Greece bans entry to Serbians

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece will not allow Serbian visitors in from July 6 until July 15, the government said on Sunday, as it moved…

US, China left out as England slashes quarantine list

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Travellers from more than 70 “low-risk” countries and territories will no longer have to self-isolate when arriving in England, the UK…

Articles

Is Modi taking the risk of Nuclear War?

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Sajjad Shaukat After the World War 11, nuclear weapons were never used, and were only employed as a strategic threat. During the heightened days…

Trump’s Pretermission of the American history

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Sadia Maryam In 2009, after the fall of Berlin Wall, German Chancellor Angela Markel advised the major governments of the world “to use this…

Exploding case of opportunity

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Anza Ambreen Looking around us we see our favorite restaurants opening up after months and we are still not able to sit there and…

Lyari needs attention

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Bilal Ramzan The sprouted buds of gangsterdom is the harvest of sowed seeds of unemployment, crested illiteracy rate, generational and absolute poverty, negligence by…

Offensive realism, the US and the strategic positioning of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Asif Manzoor The Tragedy of Great Power Politics is a book published by John. J. Mearsheimer in 2001 a pre-eminent IR theorist of the…

Reaction to China’s military exercises hypocritical

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Mark Valencia On July 1, China’s PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Navy and Coast Guard began exercises in the South China Sea that included practice…

Editorial

Fanning centrifugal tendencies

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Addressing a press conference after the meeting of his party’s provincial cabinet, ANP leader Aimal Wali rejected the introduction of uniform curriculum for primary…

Expensive Covid-19 treatment

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Chief Executive Officer of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has claimed that Remdesivir injection, which has been proved effective against coronavirus, will be…

Save FATA University from withering away

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

A separate University was established in 2013, specifically, for former FATA to carry forward the noble mission of exploring and expanding vistas of higher…

Directives of price control

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

While chairing a meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Chief Secretaries of provinces to take immediate measures for ensuring the availability of basic food…

Hospitals’ solarisation

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has decided to shift the hospitals affected by power outages of longer duration to solar energy. All basic health units and…

NDTC proposed power generation plan

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

It appears that bitter lesson has not been learnt from the flawed power generation police of 1994 and 2013, which resulted in unaffordable electricity…

Arts and Literature

Modern Architecture and Climate by Daniel A. Barber

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk Modern Architecture and Climate explores how leading architects of the 20th century incorporated climate-mediating strategies into their designs, and shows how regional…

Factory Girls by E. Patricia Tsurumi

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk Investigating the enormous contribution made by female textile workers to early industrialization in Meiji Japan, Patricia Tsurumi vividly documents not only their…

Alaaddin Mosque, a Seljuk-era masterpiece famed for its crown gate, intricate decorations

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk The Alaaddin Mosque, considered to have been built by Alaattin Ali of Karaman, a bey of Karamanids, during the Anatolian Beyliks era…

First Things by Hadley Arkes

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk This book restores to us an understanding that was once settled in the “moral sciences:” That there are propositions, in morals and…

Buddha sculpture images to be in Japan school books

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

PESHAWAR (APP): Images of a Buddha’s sculpture being displayed at Peshawar Museum are to be included in school books of Japan, highlighting archaeological importance…

Western Europe’s Democratic Age by Martin Conway

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk What happened in the years following World War II to create a democratic revolution in the western half of Europe? In Western…