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No comment about Israeli pilot: US

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

 Jalil Afridi Washington DC: The United States State Department has said it has no comments to make about the question asked by The Frontier Post whether the US has any information that Pakistan had captured another pilot of Israeli origin when Pakistan captured Indian pilot Abhinandon on February 27 when his fighter plane was shot…

We’re ready to respond to threat from eastern border: army chief

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report GIGLIT: COAS General Qamar Bajwa visited on Saturday Pakistan Army’s formation headquarters in Gilgit where he said that the military was fully aware and prepared to thwart any misadventure or aggression from India. “We are alive to threat from eastern border linked to ongoing situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” the Inter-Services…

President Alvi warns India ‘playing with fire’ in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has warned that India is “playing with fire” in the Indian occupied Kashmir by changing the status of the territory, state-run Radio Pakistan reported on Saturday. In an interview with a Canadian-American media outlet, Vice News, the President said that India is living in fool’s paradise if they…

Waseem Akhtar threatens to end alliance with PTI after Vawda’s statement

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar has on Saturday expressed annoyance over Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda’s statement and threatened to end alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Waseem Akhtar was talking to media persons during his visit to Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine today. The Mayor, who is also a leader of…

Rahul Gandhi, other Indian opposition leaders sent back from Srinagar airport

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Web Desk): Congress’s Rahul Gandhi and other Indian opposition leaders were asked to return back from the Srinagar airport after they landed on Saturday to examine the ground situation following the Indian government’s move to revoke the special status of the valley. According to reports in Indian media, a delegation of opposition leaders…

FM Qureshi, António Guterres to discuss India’s human rights violations in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will meet United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) António Guterres and discuss India’s human rights violations and the security situation in occupied Kashmir, on Saturday. According to reports, FM Qureshi is expected to meet UNSG Guterres who is in Paris at approximately 5PM today. Occupied Kashmir has been…

Global

Nuclear deal is not negotiable, Iran tells France

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2017

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Bassam Ghassemi, spokesman of Iranian foreign ministry has rejected more dialogues and adding that Iran will never accept inclusion of any other issue in the nuclear deal on the nuclear This he said on Saturday in a response to remarks by the French president Emmanuel Macron. French President Macron called for watchfulness…

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Mass graves holding ´400 Daesh victims´ found in Iraq

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

HAWIJA (AFP): Mass graves containing at least 400 suspected Daesh group victims have been found near Hawija in northern Iraq, the regional governor said Saturday. The string of grisly discoveries was made at a military base around three kilometres (two miles) from the city that the militants “turned into an execution ground”, Kirkuk governor Rakan…

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Trump says he believes Putin’s election meddling denials

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

DANANG (Reuters): US president Donald Trump Saturday said he believes Vladimir Putin´s assurances that he did not meddle in US elections that propelled him to power, adding the Russian leader felt “very insulted” by the allegations. Trump, whose key former aides are under a US investigation for alleged collaboration with the Kremlin, said he repeatedly…

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Crocodile snatches child on Philippine tourist island

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

MANILA (AFP): A 12-year-old girl is missing after being attacked by a crocodile on the Philippine island of Palawan, police said Saturday, just weeks after a similar incident in the region popular with foreign tourists. The girl was fetching water in a heavily-forested area of the island Thursday when a crocodile dragged her away in…

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Mass protest in Barcelona demands freedom for Catalan leaders

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

BARCELONA (AFP): Tens of thousands of Catalans gathered Saturday to demand the release of regional officials who were jailed for their push for independence from Spain, which has left the country mired in a political crisis. The march kicked off in Barcelona, the Catalan capital, at 1600 GMT and come a day after the region’s…

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Daesh regains full control of last urban bastion in Syria

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2017

BEIRUT (AFP): The Daesh group fully recaptured the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal on Saturday, a monitor said, after a tough fightback for its last urban bastion against pro-regime forces. “Daesh fully recaptured Albu Kamal, and regime forces and allied militia are now between one to two kilometres from the city limits,” said Rami…

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Pakistan

Kartarpur Corridor to be inaugurated on November 11: Sources

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Despite tensions with India, Pakistan showing the peace gesture has decided to open the Kartarpur corridor in November 2019 as the ongoing construction work has entered into its final phase, citing sources. As per sources, the construction and renovation work of Kartarpur corridor will be completed by August 31 this year and…

Azam Swati rebuffs ‘unconstitutional’ claim over newly appointed ECP members

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Swati on Saturday stayed firm on the decision of two newly appointed Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members and rebuffed the claims of declaring it unconstitutional. PTI leader posted a video message on the appointment of Khalid Mehmood Siddiqui from Sindh and…

Modi govt has set worst example of tyranny in occupied Kashmir: Bilawal Bhutto

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report GILGIT: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Saturday said that Modi government has set worst example of tyranny by killing innocent civilians along LoC and launching a historic attack on the occupied Kashmir. Addressing a rally in his hometown Gilgit-Baltistan, Bilawal expressed that the ‘selected’ Prime Minister Imran Khan has been…

Sindh govt bans pillion riding for Muharram

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh government bans pillion-ridding for 9th and 10th of Muharram across the province in line with security arrangements planned for Ashura. According to a notification issued by the provincial home department, a ban has also been placed on public display of weapons and gathering of five or more people apart from…

German marines visit PNS Mehran navy air base in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: German long-range maritime patrol aircraft P3C visited PNS Mehran naval air base as a manifestation of good bilateral relations and to strengthen the defense ties between both countries. Upon arrival at PNS Mehran, German navy P3C crew was warmly welcomed by commanding officer and crew of 28 Maritime Strike Squadron. German long-range…

Man dies in Lahore hospital, diagnosed Congo fever

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The National Institute of Health (NIH) has confirmed Congo virus infection in a patient who died at a hospital in Lahore. The NIH lab has confirmed Congo virus in a Lahore resident Arif 46, who was admitted at Mayo Hospital of the city and his blood samples were sent to the NIH…

Afghanistan

US, Taliban make progress in Doha talks: Sources

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The ninth round of the negotiations between the US and the Taliban on Saturday completed its third day with progress on a full withdrawal of foreign troops within 15 to 20 months as well as counterterrorism assurances from the Taliban side, sources familiar with the talks said. The sources said the two…

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Afghan peace ‘highest priority’ for US: Envoy

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The US Ambassador in Kabul, John Bass, who visited the northern province of Balkh on Saturday, said that both election and peace are important but peace in Afghanistan is the “highest priority” for the United States because it is the highest priority for the Afghan people as well. The ninth round of…

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Traffic accident in Kandahar leaves six dead

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

KANDAHAR (TOLO News): At least six people were killed, 12 others were wounded in a traffic accident in Kandahar highway on Saturday morning, local officials said. The incident happened in Maiwand district, the deputy head of provincial Traffic Department, Sardar Mohammad Naseri, said. He said the incident was due to the damaged roads and recklessness…

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Peace must be on top of agenda, not election

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

KABUL (AT News): Former President Hamid Karzai’s Adviser, Shahzada Masoud said that there are unprecedented opportunities for Afghanistan to achieve peace, thus the government must pot on priority peace process as core remedy for crisis rather than going to election. Mr. Masoud continued that running of free, fair and nationwide election is impossible without stability…

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Naheed Esar introduced as deputy foreign minister as government leaders end rift

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

KABUL ( Khaama Press): Naheed Esar has assumed office as the deputy foreign minister as government leaders put an end to a rift which prevented the introduction of Esar. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani appointed Naheed Esar as deputy foreign minister for resources management few weeks ago. However, her introduction was postponed due to the differences…

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78 drug traffickers sent to jail

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

KABUL (AT News): At least 78 drug runners pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and have been sentenced to different terms of prison service in the past one month. A statement issued by the courts of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) that 78 drug traffickers sentenced to one – 16 years’ incarceration after examining their dossiers…

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Business

Gold price sheds Rs800, traded at Rs87,100/tola

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The price of 24 karat gold shed by Rs800 and was traded at Rs 87,100 per tola as compared to the last closing at Rs 87,900 Karachi Sarafa Association reported on Friday. The price of 10 gram gold also witnessed decrease of Rs686 and was traded at Rs 74,674 against Rs 75,360…

Pak-Oman talks on aviation sector held

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: With the view to further explore avenues of mutual cooperation in the aviation industry, the delegations representing the Aeronautical Authorities of Pakistan and Oman met on the request of Pakistan in pursuance of the vision of the government of Pakistan. The Pakistan delegation was led by the Senior Joint Secretary Aviation Division…

PSX sheds 534 points to close at 31,350.02 points

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Friday noted bearish trend as KSE 100 index plunged by 534.43 points (1.68 percent) to close at 31,350.02 points. A total of 230,725,160 shares were traded, whereas the value of shares traded during the day stood at Rs 7.221 billion. Out of 358 companies, share prices…

Sanofi & Sehat Kahani to improve diabetes care

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sanofi Pakistan announced its collaboration with Sehat Kahani for elevating the standards of diabetes care among the underserved communities in Pakistan. At an MoU signing ceremony, both organizations pledged to implement a robust nationwide program through the 25 e-Hubs (clinics) managed by virtual doctors and qualified nurses of Sehat Kahani. The Sanofi…

Pakistani rupee records slight gain against dollar

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistani rupee gained a mere Rs0.71 against the US dollar on Friday in the interbank, trading at Rs157.52 as opposed to the previous closing of Rs158.23, as per State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) data. However, according to Forex Association of Pakistan, the buying and selling rates of dollar in open market were…

Rupee gains 73 paisa against US Dollar

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee gained 73 paisa against the US dollar on Friday in the interbank market and traded at Rs157.50. According to details, the dip in the US dollar has reduced the debt burden by Rs 600 billion. It is worth mentioning here that the US dollar had reached all-time high of…

Sports

Solskjaer to give Pogba another chance from the penalty spot

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to name a Manchester United penalty taker despite the furore that followed Paul Pogba’s miss from the spot against Wolves on Monday that cost the Red Devils top spot in the Premier League. The United manager was criticised after Pogba failed to convert a penalty for fourth time…

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Murray heads back to Challenger Tour

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Former world number one Andy Murray is set to compete in his first Challenger Tour event in 14 years at the Rafa Nadal Open in Manacor, Spain, next week. The 32-year-old Murray has confirmed he will skip playing doubles at the US Open to focus on his singles game at the second-tier hard…

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BCCI likely to hire former Pakistan coach

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

NEW DELHI (Agencies): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to hire Pakistan’s former strength and conditioning coach, Grant Luden. According to a press release by the BCCI, Luden is among the candidates who have been shortlisted for the second round of interviews. “The selection committee has decided to call the…

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Pakistani cricketers kick off preparation for U19 Asia Cup

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s U19 cricketers have kicked off their preparation for next month’s U19 Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka. The U19 Asia Cup will be played from September 5 to 14 with Pakistan being placed in pool A along with India, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Pakistan’s U19 squad gathered at Karachi’s National…

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Pakistan’s Umar Khan marches into IBSF U16 World Snooker semifinal

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s Umar Khan has marched into the semifinal of the IBSF U16 World Snooker Championship, beating Russia’s Andrei Karasov 4-1 in the quarterfinal. 16-year-old Umar Khan is still undefeated in the tournament and will meet Hungary’s Bulcsú Révész in the semifinal on Saturday in the Russian city of Tyumen. Umar kept control…

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Sri Lanka to play limited-overs series in Pakistan before December tests

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

LAHORE (Agencies): Pakistan will host Sri Lanka in three one-day internationals and the same number of Twenty20 internationals starting in September before two tests as part of the World Test Championship in December, the cricket boards of both countries said on Friday. Pakistan are preparing to host their first test on home soil since a…

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Fashion & Movies

Chiranjeevi can’t stop praising Amitabh Bachchan

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan and Chiranjeevi have collaborated on Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Directed by Surendra Reddy, the film also stars Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Tamannah, Jagapathi Babu and Anushka Shetty. Recently, during the trailer launch of the film, actor Chiranjeevi couldn’t stop praising Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. He gave an insight about how…

Filmmaker releases first look of Parineeti Chopra’s from The Girl On The Train’s remake

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Curiosity around the official Hindi remake of Emily Blunt’s The Girl On The Train had begun since the day it was announced. Then the official announcement was followed by the revelation that Parineeti Chopra will be the main lead. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the first has gone to floors in London. Today,…

Mission Mangal continues to rule at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made the entire country proud when they were able to launch the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or popularly known as Mangalyaan successfully on its first attempt. Mission Mangal brings that story on the big screen and shows us just how much effort had gone behind making…

Dabangg 3 to be released in four different languages

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After scoring big at the box-office with his last release Bharat, Salman is all set to return on the big screen with the third instalment of the Dabangg franchise titled Dabangg 3. Salman will return to being Chulbul Pandey, a role that has become pretty popular thanks to the success of the…

Michael Jackson art show opens in Finland despite controversy

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk HELSINKI: An exhibition of art inspired by Michael Jackson opened Tuesday in Helsinki with organisers insisting it was not a “celebration” of the singer, still dogged by abuse allegations a decade after his death. “Michael Jackson: On the Wall” brings together old and new works depicting the iconic pop star and his impact…

Spider-Man’s Marvel future in peril as Sony deal breaks down

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Marvel’s superhero films could lose their most famous character after Sony confirmed Tuesday that talks over its deal to share Spider-Man with the Disney-owned studio have broken down. The Marvel movies have together grossed $22 billion at the global box office, and British actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has become an increasingly…

Science & Technology

US investigates link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A patient who had recently been vaping has died in the US after developing severe lung disease, officials said Friday, as authorities scrambled to find the cause behind almost 200 more potential cases. “Yesterday we received a report of the death of an adult who had been hospitalized with severe unexplained respiratory…

Google Play Store redesign makes it easier to find games

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: The go-to destination for Android apps has undergone some changes. Google announced today that it has rolled out a visual redesign of the Google Play Store. The refreshed interface should make hunting for apps easier for the app store’s two billion monthly active users. Especially if you’re a player of mobile games.…

Ripples in space-time suggest a black hole swallowed a neutron star

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Astronomers watching the cosmos for faint ripples in space-time may have detected a black hole swallowing up a neutron star for the very first time. Gravitational wave observatories in the US and Europe were switched back on after upgrades in April to hunt for these extreme cosmic events, and since then…

Indian spacecraft to land on Moon on September 7

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India’s moon mission is all set to make its first landing on Sept. 7, an official said Tuesday. The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft successfully entered the lunar orbit earlier Tuesday, said Kailasavadivoo Sivan, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). “Today, we’ve crossed a major milestone. The precise LOI [Lunar Orbiter…

NASA installs rock-sampling toolkit on Mars 2020 rover

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFRONIA: NASA continues work on its Mars 2020 rover, a vehicle that will be launched on its mission to the Red Planet next summer. Ahead of that launch, the space agency says its scientists are working hard to ensure the rover is ready to land and acquire samples from the planet’s surface that’ll…

Huawei P Smart Pro major specs spilled online

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The Huawei Nova 5T was spotted on Android Enterprise website yesterday. However, Huawei is also working on a similar smartphone named Huawei P smart Pro which has also now popped up there, revealing its official name along with some other information. The front panel of the P smart Pro is visible in…

Health

US investigates link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A patient who had recently been vaping has died in the US after developing severe lung disease, officials said Friday, as authorities scrambled to find the cause behind almost 200 more potential cases. “Yesterday we received a report of the death of an adult who had been hospitalized with severe unexplained respiratory…

Afridi urges media to create community trust on polio vaccine

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Coordinator Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Capt (R) Kamran Afridi has urged media to support government in addressing hardcore polio refusals and create community demand for the vaccination as the province is struggling with the rising polio cases. “Baseless propagandas against polio vaccine by vested elements have badly affected the programme and…

322698 kids to be vaccinated in anti-polio campaign

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report D I KHAN: Deputy Commissioner DI Khan, Muhammad Umair chairing a meeting regarding polio Thursday urged parents to vaccinate their children and take part in national cause of polio eradication. The meeting among others was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, concerned officials of health, education and local government besides representatives of WHO and…

WHO calls for urgent research on microplastics

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for further research on the health impacts of microplastics following the release of latests findings on microplastics in drinking water. “We urgently need to know more about the health impact of microplastics because they are everywhere including in our drinking-water,” Maria Neira, an expert from…

Dengue fever claims 2nd life in district Mansehra

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report MANSEHRA: A girl student of 2nd year Wednesday lost her life, second in Mansehra district during last four days, due to dengue fever which has stroked back in district during last week. The unfortunate 15 year old girl Adia daughter of Malik Iftikhar died of dengue fever while another person reportedly died by…

PM Imran Khan chairs emergency meeting on polio crisis

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chairing an emergency on the polio crisis in Pakistan, on Wednesday. Prime minister’s focal person on polio Babar Atta briefed the meeting.  According to details, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, federal ministers and heads of global institutions also attended the meeting. A report prepared…

Travel

Hawaii hotel industry showing robust growth

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk HAWAII: Hawaii’s hotel industry is showing robust growth. The Hawaii Hotel Performance Report, published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), showed positive signs for the industry. Statewide RevPAR increased 5.2 percent to $260 with ADR of $305, which is up 3.9 percent. Occupancy rates reached 85.2 percent in the month of July. Room…

Tourists enjoy Uchal festival in Kalash valley

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report CHITRAL: The foreign and domestic tourists and the local people enjoyed the three-day Uchal festival in the scenic Kalash valley in Chitral district. Kicked off on August 20, this year a great number of foreign and domestic tourists visited the Kalash valley to enjoy the Uchal festival. The tourists besides enjoying the cultural…

What’s it like to live in an over-touristed city?

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Global travel and tourism continues to grow at breakneck speed, growing faster than the global GDP and contributing more than $8 trillion to the economy every year. Yet, in some cities seeing a record numbers of visitors, governments and residents alike are starting to question whether this growth of tourism might be…

3-day Uchal festival kicks off in Kalash Valley

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

F.P. Report CHITRAL: The foreign and domestic tourists and the local people thronged the Rambur and Bamburet valleys as the three-day Uchal festival kicked off in the scenic Kalash valley in Chitral district on Tuesday. A great number of foreign and domestic tourists have already arrived the valley to enjoy the festival. The tourists also…

Quintana Roo boasts Sargassum free beaches

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MEXICO: Just days after experts in Quintana Roo, Mexico projected the region would be spared by nagging sargassum seaweed this month, the state’s governor has deemed beaches in places like Cancun clean and free of the smelly algae. Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez applauded President Lopez Obrador and recent efforts by the…

Plan being devised for promotion of tourism

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

F.P. Report MULTAN: Commissioner Multan division Iftikhar Sahu has said that a plan is being devised for promotion of tourism as per the vision of Prime Minister. He directed the officials concerned to take steps for restoration of recreational places of the city for Multanites. The Commissioner expressed these views during his visit to Fort…

Articles

Palestine 101: Kushner lacks even most basic knowledge

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Najla M. Shahwan The economic proposal purportedly designed to help foment the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, the product of two years of work by US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other sides, was rejected immediately by Palestinians for many crucial reasons that touch on the heart of their struggle…

Aden clashes highlight discord within Saudi coalition

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Ihsan Faqih Aug. 10 marks a milestone in the Yemeni war in terms of the repercussions for the unity of Yemeni soil and the future of the Saudi-led Arab coalition. It was on that day the “Security Belt” of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), a UAE-allied separatist group, took over the presidential palace in the…

Does Turkey need US consent to launch a military operation in Syria?

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

Ahmed Al-Burai “We will carry the long-awaited operation against terrorist elements in northern Syria to the next stage very soon,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said recently. Ankara is bracing to launch its third cross-border military operation against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist organization. Turkey says both Russia and…

Kashmir conflict now a global concern

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Iqbal Khan BJP governments have always ditched India on its vital national interests. Its first Prime Minister AB Vajpayee took the fateful decision of India’s overt nuclearisation. Without such a folly, Pakistan’s nuclear weapon programme could not have seen the light of the day.  And now BJP’s second Prime Minister NarendraModi has gifted to Pakistan…

Role of opposition in a democratic setup

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

Asmat Shah Garwaki As history depicts, Hujras (guesthouses) in Pashtun-dominated areas have been playing a highly significant role to keep people abreast of day to day events, national and even international developments. Hujra is common gathering place in a village where people get together after evening till late night, sipping green tea and exchanging views…

Message behind release of Iranian oil tanker

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2019

Mohammad Ghaderi The Gibraltar court ordered the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 to be released. The tanker was seized by the British Royal Marines about a month ago.  This verdict was the ending of an elaborate game designed by John Bolton National Security Advisor of the United States and Mike Pompeo, carried out by the…

Editorial

Transparency in development expenditure

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Speaking at a Grand Jirga of tribal elders Governor Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Shah Farman has disclosed that a 10 member committee of tribal elders shall be formed to ensure transparency in expenditures that are to be made on the projects of socio-economic uplift in the merged tribal districts. The proposal of transparency committee is worth appreciation…

Ringing alarm bell

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

The Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an interview with two journalists of the US newspaper New York Times, has drawn the attention of international community to the escalation of hostilities by India along the line of control and cautioned that it could turn out as harbinger of war between the two nuclear armed neighbours. He…

Action against drug peddlers

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Taking cognizance of spreading drug addiction among both genders of youth, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday ordered crackdown against drug peddlers. Draft legislation for the effective control of this menace shall be tabled in the provincial legislature soon. Detoxification centers shall be established in the rehabilitation units which are already functional at different districts…

APG scrutiny

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

In its 22nd annual meeting at Canberra, Australia, the Asia Pacific Group, a FATF style regional body on anti-money laundering and counter terror financing, adopted Pakistan’s mutual evaluation report which contained measures which had been taken against this twin menace during the period August-October, 2018. Governor State Bank Reza Baqir led Pakistan’s delegation in the…

Dearth of anti-Rabies vaccine

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

A prominently published new item in a Urdu daily states that anti-Rabies vaccine are out of stock in all categories of government hospitals. The vaccines are used in treatment of dog bites which were used to be available in pharmacies of different categories of hospitals at the causality department but even in Rural Health Centers…

Macroeconomic indicators

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) report indicates steep fall of 73 percent to $579 million in the current account deficit in the month of July as compared with $2.13 billion in the same period last year. The exports have shown an increase of 10 percent to $2.233 billion compared with the value of exports…

Letters to Editor

Ignore Pakistan at your own peril

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2019

With cricket’s greatest carnival underway in England, the 10 best teams are raring to go. With the quality of cricket played by all contenders over the last few years, this edition of the Cricket World Cup is expected to produce some of the most exciting, nail-biting thrillers to-date. Pakistan enters the World Cup as the…

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Through the lines of your esteemed news paper, i would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the sorry state of affairs of the people at the hands of police. Despite the tall claims made (still making) by previous government of reforming police department, no improvement whatsoever is seen in our area…

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

“One who does not show mercy to our children is not from my community” [Holy Prophet (SAW)] Kindness towards children was one of the Prophet’s special characteristics. Children are flowers of heaven and they are the beautiful creation of God. Child labour is a terrible and big crime. In Pakistan it is an ever growing…

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

What is behind the devaluation of Pakistani currency? What are its effects on our economy? The Pakistani currency has experienced a worst fall against the US dollar ever in the history of Rs 143 per Dollar. The rupee has lost about 35 percent since the first devaluation in Dec 2017. PM Imran Khan on the…

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

It has been reportedly learnt that the Chief minister of KP Mahmood Khan has issued directives to all the ministries/ departments and quarters concerned to fulfill all the legal formalities before tabling any bill or law in the house for legislation. They have been further directed to share and discuss the theme of the bill…

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

In the past few years, the role of a woman has changed drastically in Pakistan. Women are now stepping out of their houses to earn and break free from all stereotypes that confine women to live inside home. Women can now be seen working as fire fighters, pilots,air traffic Controllers, bankers, company executives, labourers, farmers…