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UNSC session on IOK would increase pressure on India: Akram

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to United Nations Munir Akram on Friday said that the recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) session on occupied Kashmir would increase pressure on India to step back from making aggressive moves in the region. “The UNSC session on Kashmir has conveyed to India that it needs…

Kashmir Day: PM Imran Khan to address public gathering in AJK

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to address a public gathering in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Kashmir Solidarity Day to be observed on February 5. According to details, the decision came during PM Imran Khan’s meeting with the former prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mahmood, who called…

Thousands turn up at New Delhi protest against citizenship law

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Hundreds of demonstrators perched themselves on the steps of an iconic mosque in the Indian capital on Friday to protest against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants. Demonstrators carried placards and shouted slogans accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government of pursuing policies aimed at forcing people to…

UN report predicts slightly recovery in Pakistan economy from 2021 onwards

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Continued commitment to reform, combined with productive investment in infrastructure and strategic capacity development, will be critical for the country to find its way back to its previous growth path, says the UN report The United Nations has said it expects the Pakistani economy to recover slightly from 2021 onwards due to…

Zarif calls for rejecting politicization of plane incident

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message referred to his bilateral meeting with his Canadian counterpart François-Philippe Champagne in Muscat and called for rejecting politicization of the Ukrainian plane incident. “In Oman today, met with Canadian FM @FP_Champagne to discuss consular, technical & legal cooperation among nations impacted by #PS752…

Russia’s FM says Kashmir problem is matter of direct India-Pakistan talks

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The Kashmir problem is a matter of direct talks between India and Pakistan and Russia doesn’t support the initiative to discuss it within the United Nations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. “We have always insisted that the Kashmir problem be resolved through direct talks between India and Pakistan in…

Global

Pope appoints Pakistani priest as cardinal

By The Frontier Post | June 29, 2018

VATICAN (AFP): Pope Francis appointed 14 new cardinals on Thursday, a diverse selection from all over the world including Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan whom he warned to avoid the kind of “palace intrigues” which have plagued the Vatican over the years. The appointments come as the Argentine pontiff gradually shapes a less European college…

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5 killed as plane crashes in India

By The Frontier Post | June 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: At least five people were killed as a small plane crashed in Mumbai on Thursday, local media reported. According to the Times of India, the aircraft crashed onto a building under construction at around 1.30 p.m. local time (0800 GMT). The images on national television showed black smoke rising from the…

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‘US urging Pakistan ‘more strongly’ to stop protecting terrorists’

By The Frontier Post | June 29, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, said on Thursday her country is urging Pakistan more strongly not to give safe haven to terrorists. She said Pakistan has been cooperating with the United States, but Washington cannot accept any government protecting terrorists. “We are communicating this message to Pakistan more strongly…

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Abbas says committed to reach peace deal with Israel

By The Frontier Post | June 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to reaching a negotiated peace deal with Israel. “I am looking for the establishment of a Palestinian state on the lands occupied in 1967, living side by side with Israel in security and stability,” Abbas said during his meeting with Prince William, the…

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Trump and Putin to hold meeting next month

By The Frontier Post | June 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON:  President Trump plans to meet President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia next month in a one-on-one summit meeting, a politically sensitive encounter that could exacerbate strains with NATO allies even if it eases tensions between the United States and Russia. It would be the first formal summit meeting specifically for Mr. Trump…

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UN court begins hearing Qatar case against UAE

By The Frontier Post | June 28, 2018

HAGUE (AFP): The bitter Gulf crisis moved into the international courts on Wednesday as Qatar accused the United Arab Emirates of fostering an “environment of hate” against Qataris. And in a surprise tit-for-tat move, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi announced they too planned to file their own case at the UN’s top court against Doha. The…

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Pakistan

From selling boiled eggs to skiing contest, Malam Jabba helping local children

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk MALAM JABBA: Until about a year ago, seven-year-old Zubaida Khan was selling boiled eggs to tourists in her native town to support her family, but she is now a professional athlete who is training to participate in some of the top skiing competitions in the world, a senior official at the Malam Jabba…

Drug case: Court reserves verdict on Rana Sanaullah’s plea

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: An anti-narcotics court on Saturday reserved its decision over a petition of former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah seeking return of his vehicle. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab president has filed a petition in the court praying to release his land cruiser vehicle on Supardari. His counsel argued in the court that…

PM takes notice as flour prices increase to Rs70 per kg

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday has taken notice of the inflating prices of flour across the country as the price of one kg flour has surged to Rs70. According to details, the flour’s prices has surged by Rs6 per kg and a bag of 1kg flour will be sold at Rs70.…

Top court returns Pervez Musharraf petition against treason verdict

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The registrar of the Supreme Court has returned Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s appeal against Special Court verdict in the high treason case after raising an objection under Supreme Court Rules 1980 which says a convict has to surrender to the authorities before filing an appeal. The SC Registrar Office returned the appeal…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Senate panel to Protect Minorities to hold consultation

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee to Protect Minorities from Forced Conversions decided to engage with all the stakeholders and hold dialogue and consultative sessions with provincial governments, local and other relevant authorities to formulate solid recommendations to protect minorities from forced conversions. Chairman of the Committee senator Anwar ul Haq Kakar observed that the issue…

Afghanistan

US, Taliban discuss signing of peace deal: Shaheen

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Negotiators from the United States and the Taliban have resumed talks in Doha and are discussing “the signing of the peace deal and a ceremony for it” over the past two days, a Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said in a tweet early on Friday. Shaheen said that the negotiations – which are…

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Taliban offer of reduction in violence rejected

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Following reports that the Taliban’s senior leadership had agreed to a 7-day reduction of violence in Afghanistan, Salam Rahimi, the state minister for peace affairs, rejected the alleged Taliban position, calling it “unacceptable” for the Afghan government, and insisted that the insurgent group must agree to a ceasefire before engaging in intra-Afghan…

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Pentagon defends track record in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk PENTAGON: The Pentagon is rejecting accusations that military leadership “incentivized lying” to portray a more optimistic picture of US efforts in the nearly two-decade-long war in Afghanistan. “The idea that there was some… effort to hide the truth or the reality on the ground just doesn’t hold water,” chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman…

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Afghan artist encourages tolerance through art works

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Ignoring discrimination and inspiring tolerance through paintings of people from different races but with the same colors on their faces and hairs by an Afghan artist took the attention of a vast majority of people. Habib Olumi, a renowned Afghan artist, uses his artistic skill to encourage tolerance among people and societies.…

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Countries affected by jet crash call for transparency

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Senior officials from Afghanistan, Canada, Ukraine, Sweden and the UK met in London on Thursday to discuss the urgency of support for the families of those affected in the Ukrainian airliner crash in Tehran on January 8 in which all 176 people on board were killed. The response group for the families…

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Young Afghan woman teaches Sufi dance in Kabul for ‘inner peace’

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL (Reuters): Fahima Mirzaie set up a dance school for women in the Afghan capital last year, hoping to help her students fight depression and find inner peace in a war-torn country where dancing is widely considered taboo. Some 20 young Afghan women have signed up for classes to learn “Sama” – a…

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Business

UN report predicts slightly recovery in Pakistan economy from 2021 onwards

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Continued commitment to reform, combined with productive investment in infrastructure and strategic capacity development, will be critical for the country to find its way back to its previous growth path, says the UN report The United Nations has said it expects the Pakistani economy to recover slightly from 2021 onwards due to…

Buoyant mood, upbeat data help lift most Asia stocks

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian equities mostly rose Friday as investors, still buoyed by the China-US trade deal, turned their focus to earnings season and the global outlook, while they were also cheered by data indicating China’s economy appears to be stabilising. Apart from last week’s blip caused by the US assassination of Iran’s top…

Huawei’s new-generation 5G smartphone launched

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUWAIT: Chinese technology and smartphone giant Huawei has launched the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, a new-generation 5G smartphone, in Kuwait. A large crowd of consumers and fans attended the launching ceremony held at a Huawei store inside the Avenues Mall in the Farwaniya Governorate, the largest shopping mall in Kuwait. At the…

HBFC signs MoU with Wavetec Ltd

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: MoU signing ceremony was recently held between House Building Finance Company (HBFC) & Wavetec (Pvt.) Ltd. The MoU was signed by Mr. Faisal Murad, Group Head Business & Operations – HBFC & Mr. Asif Siddiqi, Head of Finance – Wavetec, in the presence of senior executives of both the organizations. Through this…

Razak urges EV to be made in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Industries and Production, Commerce, Textile and Investment Abdul Razzak Dawood urged that “Made in Pakistan” will be supported in each policy including Electric Vehicle (EV) Manufacturing, which is only way forward. The imports will be discouraged and provision of job to youth will be targeted while aiming…

OGDCL donates basic life support ambulance to Islamabad Traffic Police

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: OGDCL donated state of the art Basic Life Support Ambulance to Islamabad Traffic Police here at OGDCL Head Office Islamabad. An impressive ceremony was held at OGDCL House, Islamabad by Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) Department of OGDCL. Irteza Ali Qureshi, Chief Financial Officer, Malik Muhammad Afzal GM I/C (Admin/HR), GM CSR Salim…

Sports

Battling Barty sets up Adelaide final, Rublev wins thriller

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Adelaide (Agencies): World number one Ashleigh Barty will warm up for the Australian Open with a final at the Adelaide International after a 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) comeback win over Danielle Collins on Friday. The Australian, whose matches have been 5,000-strong sellouts all week at Memorial Drive, will face Dayana Yastremska on Saturday for the…

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The time to deliver has arrived: Ijaz Ahmed

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan U19 team hit the ground running a day after arriving in Potchefstroom as the team underwent a strenuous training and practice session at the North West University Sports Village, Potchefstroom on Thursday. The team is on a high after convincing wins in the two warm-up games against Nigeria and Sri Lanka…

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Malik, Hafeez cannot offer more: Ramiz

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former skipper Ramiz Raja believes the duo of Shoaib Malik and Muhammad Hafeez have enjoyed their prime in Pakistan cricket and expecting more from them would be a mistake. Malik and Hafeez have been recalled in the 15-player squad for the Twenty20s against Bangladesh scheduled to be played in Lahore on January…

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India beat Australia to level one-day series

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

RAJKOT (AFP): Steve Smith hit a swashbuckling 98 but Australia could not stop India powering to a 36 run victory to level their one-day series on Friday. Thrashed by 10 wickets in the first of the three-match series, Shikhar Dhawan made 96, KL Rahul 80 and captain Virat Kohli 78 as India made 340 for…

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Hafeez says to retire from int’l cricket after World T20

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan all-around Mohammad Hafeez, who was recalled for the Bangladesh series yesterday, said that he will retire from international cricket after the Twenty20 World Cup later this year to end his career on a good note. The 38-year-old was Thursday recalled to Pakistan’s Twenty20 series against Bangladesh starting in Lahore from January…

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Battling Barty sets up Adelaide final, Rublev wins thriller

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

ADELAIDE (Agencies): World number one Ashleigh Barty will warm up for the Australian Open with a final at the Adelaide International after a 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) comeback win over Danielle Collins on Friday. The Australian, whose matches have been 5,000-strong sellouts all week at Memorial Drive, will face Dayana Yastremska on Saturday for the…

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Fashion & Movies

James Bond producer rules out female 007

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The next James Bond will not be a woman, the movies’ producer said in an interview, as speculation mounts about who could replace Daniel Craig as the legendary 007. Craig, 51, is due to step down after the latest Bond film, “No Time to Die,” which will be released in April. Rumors…

Hollywood insiders speculate Meghan Makle’s return to Hollywood post #Megxit

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood insiders and experts have taken to observing the terms governing the Duke and Duchess’s decision to split from royal life. It seems as though there have been a number of reasons as to the decision, mainly stemming from rumors of closed deals. However, even if the royal does not turn…

Judge in Weinstein rape trial says case is not a ‘referendum’ on #MeToo movement

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Four men and three women were chosen on Thursday as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement. Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges in New York of assaulting two women, and…

Mumbai man gets jailed for molesting Zaira Wasim while she was a minor

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Former Bollywood star Zaira Wasim’s accused was taken into custody on Wednesday after being found guilty of molesting her during a flight in 2017. The 41-year-old businessman from Mumbai, identified as Vikas Sachdev was accused of molesting the Dangal starlet by continuously moving his foot up and down her neck and back…

Comedian Kapil Sharma shares first photo of his daughter

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Indian comedian and host Kapil Sharma has shared first photo of his daughter Anayra Sharma. The host of popular comic show The Kapil Sharma Show and his wife Ginni Chatrath had welcomed a baby girl in December last year. The big news was announced by Kapil Sharma himself on Twitter. Kapil wrote,…

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite. Lee said he was “honored to be the first person of the African diaspora” chosen for the prestigious position. Festival…

Science & Technology

Huawei’s new-generation 5G smartphone launched

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUWAIT: Chinese technology and smartphone giant Huawei has launched the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, a new-generation 5G smartphone, in Kuwait. A large crowd of consumers and fans attended the launching ceremony held at a Huawei store inside the Avenues Mall in the Farwaniya Governorate, the largest shopping mall in Kuwait. At the…

‘Invisible computing’ startup unveils smart contact lens

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A startup focused on “invisible computing” Thursday unveiled a smart contact lens which delivers an augmented reality display in a user’s field of vision. The Mojo Vision contact lens offers a display with information and notifications, and allows the user to interact by focusing on certain points. The rigid contact lens, which…

KPITB relaunches ‘Safe Women’ App with enhanced features

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) on Wednesday arranged a demonstration of an upgraded ‘Safe Women’ mobile phone application developed for female commuters of Pink Sakura Buses. Following procurement of Pink Sakura buses in Mardan and Abbottabad, the app has been upgraded to allow commuters to connect with their family and friends…

The FBI can unlock Florida terrorist’s iPhones without Apple

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: The FBI is pressing Apple Inc. to help it break into a terrorist’s iPhones, but the government can hack into the devices without the technology giant, according to experts in cybersecurity and digital forensics. Investigators can exploit a range of security vulnerabilities — available directly or through providers such as Cellebrite and…

UK’s Huawei 5G deal sparks dramatic US intervention

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A senior U.S. delegation has visited the U.K. to lobby the country against using Huawei in the country’s 5G rollout. The U.S. officials told the British government on Monday that allowing Huawei a role in building super-fast 5G networks across the country could jeopardize intelligence sharing between the two countries. They also…

Climate change: Oceans hotter than ever before, new study reveals

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk The world’s oceans are warmer than ever — and they are getting warmer faster, according to a new report. In a development that provides yet further evidence of global warming, the study, published in the Chinese journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, found that ocean temperatures in the last decade have been the warmest…

Health

China reports new cases in Wuhan virus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese health authorities said on Saturday they had discovered four more cases of pneumonia following an outbreak of what is believed to be a new coronavirus strain in the central city of Wuhan. The four individuals were diagnosed with pneumonia on Thursday and are in stable condition, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission…

China flu outbreak: Mystery Pneumonia illness symptoms, causes

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk There’s alarm in central China where a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia has been linked to a new coronavirus — a family of bugs responsible for diseases that range in severity from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. Because some of the patients worked or shopped at a seafood market…

Pakistan to launch ‘fightback’ against polio

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has scheduled two nationwide immunization campaigns for February and April this year amid its anti-polio efforts, said health officials, which after a long gap started again in December and succeeded to bring down the number of children who missed vaccination from 1.7 million to 228,000. “This is a beginning of a…

Sleep problems in older adults linked to cognitive decline and dementia: Study

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: People who have trouble falling asleep may be at increased risk of developing cognitive problems or dementia than their counterparts who sleep well, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on 51 previously published studies that followed middle-aged and older people in North America, Europe and East Asia for at least several…

Indus Hospital to address healthcare challenges in Pakistan at ICON 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: “The Conference titled ‘ICON 2020’ will highlight initiatives taken by the Indus Hospital to address healthcare challenges in Pakistan by bringing together disparate and like-minded institutions and individuals”. These thoughts were express by Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Indus Health Network (IHN) while addressing the media at the ‘ICON 2020’…

US warns citizens in China against pneumonia outbreak

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The US State Department warned Americans in China about an outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan believed to be caused by a new strain of coronavirus, and which has killed one person. The outbreak comes ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays in late January, when many of China’s…

Travel

From selling boiled eggs to skiing contest, Malam Jabba helping local children

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk MALAM JABBA: Until about a year ago, seven-year-old Zubaida Khan was selling boiled eggs to tourists in her native town to support her family, but she is now a professional athlete who is training to participate in some of the top skiing competitions in the world, a senior official at the Malam Jabba…

How American travelers plan their vacation?

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk Americans take on average 4.4 trips per year. Now imagine what that number could be if they used all of their vacation days instead of accruing unused PTO. According to U.S. Travel, Americans racked up 768 million days of unused PTO in 2018. National Plan for Vacation Day, on January 28, brings this…

Maldives desperate for funds as islands risk going under

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The tropical Maldives may lose entire islands unless it can quickly access cheap financing to fight the impact of climate change, its foreign minister said. The archipelago’s former president Mohamed Nasheed famously held a cabinet meeting underwater to draw attention to submerging land and global warming a decade ago. Yet the…

Croatia’s Tourism Promoted at Austria’s Largest Holiday and Travel Show

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk ZAGREB: The 2020 Vienna Ferienmesse tourism fair opened on Thursday with more than 800 exhibitors from over 80 countries including Croatia, which is a favourite destination for Austrian tourists. “Croatia is one of the favourite destinations for Austrians who travel to Croatia several times a year and in their own vehicles,” a press…

Australian tourism industry seeks urgent help as cost of bushfires grows

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: Australia’s peak tourism body estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help from the government to lure back visitors. Industry bosses were due to meet with Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham later on Thursday as storms and heavy rain brought…

Tourists throng snow-covered Laram Top

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: Despite heavy rain in parts of Lower Dir and snowfall on hill tops tourists along with their families thronged the scenic snow-covered Laram Top in Adenzai to enjoy the current spell of snowfall in the valley. Tourists from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, majority of them children and youth were seen on…

Articles

Educational challenges in coming decade

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Lamia Sameen Malik Statistically 32% of primary school age girls are out of school in Pakistan, as compared to 21% of boys of equal age. By grade six, 59 percent of girls are out of school, versus 49 percent of boys. Sadly, only 13 percent of girls are still in school by 9th grade. Both…

Pakistan’s security matrix-challenges incognito

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Shehla Naz While being a front line country in war against terrorism since 9/11, Pakistan has played a critical in apprehending Al-Qaeda terrorists. Through kinetic measures and intelligence based operations Pakistan security forces cleared the homeland from the scourge of terrorism. For now major terrorist groups in the region are concentrated largely inside Afghanistan enjoying…

The end of impunity

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Munir Saeed On Dec. 17, 1998, Americans woke up to the New York Times headline “Impeachment vote in House delayed as Clinton launches Iraq airstrike.” Fast forward to Jan. 4, 2020 and CNN quoted a Washington Post report that “Some Democrats were privately worried about sending impeachment articles to senate amid Iran tensions.” Deja vu…

Cyber bullying

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Maaz Jilani Internet has taken the world by storm since 2000’s but had already existed in 1990’s trying to make its benchmark it has made now. With every passing year internet keep making betterment not just into their speed but quality too. In this fast growing era now everything is a tap away. You want…

Future of Work and Pakistani Migrants

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Zaigham Abbas The World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. Work is constantly reshaped by technological progress. Dig-ital technology is also changing how people work and the terms on which they work. Pakistan ranks 7th in…

Iran must change its course

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Rustam Shah Mohmand The Iranian missile that brought down a Ukranian passenger aircraft and killed 176 people will have far reaching implications for the regime in Tehran, ramifications for Iran’s image and its relations with other countries. After all, shooting down a passenger jet due to “an error of judgment” reflects badly on the systems…

Editorial

Turning blind eye towards reality

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Neither the previous government nor the present one have taken into confidence the business community about the protection of loabour intensive local industry and providing opportunities of joint ventures to local entrepreneurs with Chinese Companies in the special economic zones which are crucial for the second phase of industrialisation in the country. A delegation of…

Hayatabad police versus citizens

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Of late the police of Hayatabad Phase-7 Police Station personnel have adopted an attitude of creating troubles for the law abiding citizens by puncturing the tires of vehicles parked outsides houses at the time of Maghrib prayer in mosques. Normally, the government offices close at 5 PM and the employees after returning from duty park…

Pursuit of Afghan peace…

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Learning from the bitter experience of post-Soviet forces withdrawal era in Afghanistan, Pakistan has urged the United States to avoid repeating the past mistake and fulfill its responsibility by actively participating in the reconstruction of Afghanistan when it withdraws its troops from this country in the wake of a peace deal with Taliban. Positive signals…

Vicious circle of circular debt

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Contrary to the claims of federal government to have lowered the rate of increase in the piling circular debt from Rs.39 billion to Rs.10 billion per month, its burden is fast rising. Federal minister for Power Division, Umer Ayub Khan had claimed in a press conference two months ago that circular debt is on downward…

UNSC meeting on Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

United Nations Security Council held in camera session to review the human rights situation in the occupied Kashmir. The lock down there has entered the 165th day and 8 million Kashmiris are under siege laid by Indian forces. They are not even allowed by Indian government to say congregational prayers in mosques on Fridays for…

Disaster management

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Due to highly vulnerable climate change impact, Pakistan is being hit by natural calamities every year. But the civilian organisations mandated for carrying out rescue and relief operation in the wake of natural disasters lack the capacity and means to perform their role in this regard. Heavy snowfall and multiple avalanches have brought havoc in…

Arts and Literature

‘Everywhere in Saudi Arabia, you see a cultural revolution:’ Ex-French Minister Jack Lang

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: A major Paris exhibition showcasing the wonders of AlUla, Saudi Arabia’s archaeological treasure house, has been extended following “inspiring” media and visitor interest in the groundbreaking display. The “AUla: Wonder of Arabia” exhibition at the Arab World Institute (IMA) was originally due to run from Oct. 9 to Jan. 19, but has…

64th Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The two-day 64th Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) and one-day 7th teacher’s Literature Festival (TLF) will be held on January 21-23, 2020 at the Children Library Complex (CLC), Lahore. CLF was first launched at Lahore in November 2011 at the same venue. The CLF is a flagship program of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) founded by…

Mohenjo Daro: Ancient masterpiece of modern urban planning

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOHENJO DARO: Streets running at right angles to each other, well-structured and elegant administrative, residential and industrial units, waste containers, and a covered drainage system are what modern urban planning should offer. It did, but 5,000 years ago. Welcome to Mohenjo Daro. The ancient cosmopolitan city on the banks of the Indus River…

The case for protecting Saudi Arabia’s ancient art of Khawlani coffee production

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk JAZAN: At the southernmost tip of Saudi Arabia, just a few kilometers from the Saudi-Yemeni border, is the verdant region of Jazan, blessed with its rocky mountain tops, green wadis, deep forests, hot springs and boundless fertile land. It is also home to the local Khawlani coffee bean. Although the Arabica coffee bean…

Bedouin event in London highlights challenge of balancing heritage with modernization

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: An exhibition celebrating the cultural heritage of the Bedouin people living in Lebanon, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories opens in London on Wednesday. “Arab Bedouin: No Future Without Past” gives visitors a chance to meet members of the Bedouin community living in the Levant, learn their stories told through art, photography,…

Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø added to Emirates Literature Fest lineup

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has announced its latest panel speaker — world-renowned Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø. The mind behind the internationally popular Harry Hole detective crime novels will be on hand at the event, which runs from Feb. 4-9. His latest novel, “Knife,” sees the detective given a chance…