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World Cup 2019: Pakistan to face unbeaten New Zealand today

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan is all set to face the unbeaten New Zealand in another must-win game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Wednesday. Pakistan must have to win all of their remaining matches in order to keep their chances to qualify for the semi-finals alive. On the other…

Dollar touches record Rs160 in interbank market

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The US dollar has reached record Rs160 in the interbank market. According to details, the US dollar rose by Rs2.2 at the start of the trading on Wednesday morning. The Pakistani rupee has been falling against the dollar following an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $6 billon loan with…

Policeman martyred, three terrorists killed in Loralai attack

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report LORALAI: District Police Officer (DPO) Jawad Tariq on Wednesday has claimed that at least three armed attackers were killed and a policeman martyred in a shootout with police in Loralai district of Balochistan. DPO said that two armed men entered the Police Lines area where an examination was being held. He added that…

Hafeez Sheikh to chair ECC meeting today

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh will chair a meeting of the federal cabinet’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) to grant approval for up to 200 percent increase in prices of gas, on Wednesday (today). According to details, the ECC meeting will also deliberate on Saudi Arabia’s $3.2 billion facility of…

Opposition’s APC to be failed, says Awan

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has no threat from the opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC) which is scheduled to be held today (Wednesday) in Islamabad. Awan said this while taking to Twitter, She wrote, “The APC film has…

Opposition’s APC to be held today in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: All Parties Conference (APC) of Opposition to will be held in Islamabad today (Wednesday), to formulate strategy against the ruling PTI-led government. The APC was called by called by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and the conference will host the representatives of opposition parties. The APC would also discuss the matters…

Global

Sudan-Eritrea border closed

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk KHARTOUM: Sudan on Saturday closed border with neighboring Eritrea, one week after Khartoum announced a state of emergency in the region of Kassala. The move came shortly after the Kassala governor, Adam Jamaa, denied reports about the deployment of troops for disarmament campaigns in the region. The official SUNA news agency said Jamaa…

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Turkry: Opp leader warns of rifts in party

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey’s main opposition leader urged unity on Saturday, saying there is no place for those who cause strife within the party ranks. “I want you to listen to me carefully. This is not a day for splits within the party. It is a day for solving the problems of the Republic of…

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Ankara, Berlin stress for dialogue

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk GOSLAR: Turkey’s foreign minister said on Saturday that Ankara’s differences with Berlin could be overcome through dialogue. Speaking to reporters at a joint news conference with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel in Lower Saxony, Mevlut Cavusoglu said: “We, as two foreign ministers, believe our disagreements will be overcome through dialogue.” Acknowledging that differences…

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Regime forces kill 13 in Syria

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk EASTERN GHOUTA: At least 13 civilians were killed by the Bashar al-Assad regime in eastern Ghouta, Syria on Saturday, according to a source from the “White Helmets” Syrian Civil Defense group. Regime forces began intensified artillery and air attacks on an area that is part of the de-escalation zone, said the source, who…

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Saudi arrests 11 princes over anti-austerity protest: media

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2018

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom’s austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported on Saturday. Saudi media said the princes, who were not named, were protesting at a historical Riyadh royal palace, Qasr al-Hokm, against a government’s decision to stop…

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Indian opposition leader Lalu Prasad Yadav jailed over corruption scam

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2018

NEW DELHI (AFP): Key Indian opposition leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was jailed Saturday for three and a half years over his role in a multi-million dollar corruption case. Yadav, 69, is a former railways minister and ex-chief minister of the impoverished eastern state of Bihar where he enjoys huge popular support for championing lower castes.…

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Pakistan

Corruption cases: Shehbaz Sharif seeks exemption from personal appearance

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has filed an application before an accountability court seeking exemption from personal appearance in today’s hearing of the Ramazan Sugar Mills and money laundering cases, on Wednesday. Opposition leader in the National Assembly has filed application through his lawyer, stating that he is in federal…

People not to let opposition’s negative agenda be succeeded: Pervaiz Elahi

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday said that people would not let the opposition’s negative agenda be succeeded. Talking to journalists, Pervaiz Elahi said that those elements who were promoting the agenda of chaos would face disappointment. He urged the opposition to leave the path of chaos and confrontation. The…

Pak Army’s professionalism, discipline be replicated in civil institutions: Fawad

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology on Tuesday said Pak Army was a professional and disciplined institution whom working is totally merit based. “We should learn from their experience and develop all civilian institutions on the pattern of Pak Army,” Fawad Chaudhry said while taking part in budget debate in National Assembly. He…

Projects delayed in past govts caused big loss: Vawda

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water Resources Muhammad Faisal Vawda on Tuesday said that PPPP and PML-N governments delayed several water related projects during the last ten years which caused loss of billions of rupees. Speaking here in National Assembly, the minister said that 18 projects were launched during the last tenure of PPPP with…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

KP Assembly passes Rs 6.52 bln demands for grants

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The provincial assembly with Speaker Mushtaq Ghani in the chair Tuesday here approved Rs 6.52 billions’ demands for grants pertaining to provincial assembly, general Administration, finance, treasuries and local fund audit. The demands for grants were presented by Finance Minister, Taimur Khan Jhagra and Law Minister, Sultan Muhammad Khan which the House…

Afghanistan

Drought or bumper crop, woes stay for Afghan farmers

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: After a crippling drought that hit Afghanistan for several years, the country has recorded a bumper crop this year, thanks to better perspiration. Flush with their harvest, the farmers are again in a dilemma, now forced to sell their produce at throwaway prices, for want of storage and trade facilities. But the…

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New master gunners graduate in Herat province of Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A group of ten artillerymen graduated after completing their training in Herat province of Afghanistan. The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission posted a brief statement earlier this evening confirming that ten Afghan artillerymen concluded training last week in Herat province. The statement further added that NATO remains committed to support the Afghan Forces…

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Special Forces kill 7 Taliban in Helmand

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk HELMAND: The Afghan Special Forces killed 7 Taliban militants during an operation in Helmand. The informed military sources said Tuesday that the Special Forces conducted the operation in Sangin district of Helmand. The sources further added that the Specials also destroyed a weapons cache during the same operation. Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed…

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US Envoy calls on Taliban to stop threatening journalists

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US Ambassador to Kabul John Bass in a tweet on Tuesday called on the Taliban to stop threatening Afghan journalists, and said “more violence, against journalists or civilians, will not bring security and opportunity to Afghanistan, nor will it help the Taliban reach their political objectives”. Bass said that Afghanistan’s “vibrant…

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Taliban condemned for threats to media

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday denounced a Taliban warning that Afghan media will be targeted unless they stop broadcasting what the group called “anti-Taliban statements”. Radio stations, TV channels and other media organisations had one week to stop transmitting “anti-Taliban advertisements”, the group’s military commission said in a statement on…

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Afghan forces recapture Bilcheragh

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk FARYAB: The Afghan forces recaptured Bilcheragh district in northern Faryab province after a year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement on Tuesday. The statement said the operation was held jointly by police and army forces and it was led by the Army’s Commando Unit.  The statement says that the Taliban…

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Business

Dollar touches record Rs160 in interbank market

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The US dollar has reached record Rs160 in the interbank market. According to details, the US dollar rose by Rs2.2 at the start of the trading on Wednesday morning. The Pakistani rupee has been falling against the dollar following an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $6 billon loan with…

Investments to grow 15.8% of GDP

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The investment to GDP ratio has been targeted by the government to grow at 15.8 percent during the upcoming fiscal year 2019-20 in order to achieve sustained and inclusive growth, official sources said. Among the total investments, the fixed investment is expected to grow to 14.2 percent of GDP during the year…

CAA fixes Rs2,800 per passenger on departures

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has fixed Rs 2,800 per passenger as airport charges on international departures. A CAA notification issued here said that CAA has decided to take airport charges in Pakistan rupees instead of US dollars at the airports across the country from international passengers. “In order to avoid any…

BMW vows to revup electric car rollout

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUNICH: German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday it would accelerate its plans to build new electric models, as the whole industry comes under pressure to meet strict emissions regulations. The Munich-based manufacturer will offer 25 electrified vehicles in 2023, “two years earlier than originally planned,” chief executive Harald Krueger said in a statement.…

Further hike in gas tariff to cripple CNG sector

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Tuesday said budget proposal to increase the tariff of natural gas for the troubled CNG industry by 31 percent will bankrupt this sector. Speaking to a meeting of, leader of the CNG sector Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha said that the decision to increase natural gas tariff…

Pak Suzuki launches SGO Super Efficient SN 0W20

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pak Suzuki, Pakistan’s leading car manufacturer has launched an innovative, most technologically advanced, fuel saving oil with the collaboration of Japan’s leading oil company Idemitsu Kosan. By launching Suzuki Genuine Oil (SGO) Super Efficient SN 0W20 in Pakistan, Pak Suzuki reinforces its position as a leader in automotive industry of Pakistan with…

Sports

World Cup 2019: Pakistan to face unbeaten New Zealand today

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan is all set to face the unbeaten New Zealand in another must-win game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Wednesday. Pakistan must have to win all of their remaining matches in order to keep their chances to qualify for the semi-finals alive. On the other…

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Shoaib Akhtar gets fastest one million subscribers on YouTube

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar recorded another record for himself by being the fastest to have one million subscribers on YouTube. Akhtar, known in the cricketing world, for delivering the fastest ball in the history of cricket (161.3 km/h), made his latest record in just 28 days. In his message on social media,…

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New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner says not easy to prepare against unpredictable Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

BIRMINGHAM (Agencies): New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner feels that it is not easy to prepare for a game against an unpredictable side Pakistan as you just can’t take them lightly. Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of New Zealand’s World Cup game against Pakistan, Santner said his team knows that Pakistan is a very…

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Nadal says Wimbledon seeding system disrespects world rankings

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Rafael Nadal has complained about Wimbledon’s seeding system after the Spaniard was placed at number three, behind Roger Federer, for next week’s grand slam in London. The other three major tournaments all match their seeding to the official world rankings but Wimbledon uses its own formula to dictate the order, combining ranking points…

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West Indies legend Brian Lara hospitalised with chest pains

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

MUMBAI (Agencies): Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has been hospitalised in Mumbai with chest pains. Lara, who holds the records for the highest individual innings in Tests and first-class cricket, is in India as he conducts media duties for the ongoing World Cup. Reports coming out of the country said the 50-year-old was admitted…

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Pakistan’s Azhar questions New Zealand toughness ahead of World Cup clash

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan bowling coachAzharMahmood questioned New Zealand’s ability to win the biggest matches ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup clash in Birmingham. Kane Williamson’s side are undefeated at the tournament in England and Wales, with five wins in six games, plus one no result. In contrast, Pakistan must win the match at Edgbaston if…

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Fashion & Movies

Tiger Shroff is going to choreograph the action sequences for Baaghi 3

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Tiger Shroff is all set to take the Baaghi franchise forward with Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh as his co-stars. He has taken up another responsibility in the film as well. It’s said the young action star is going to choreograph the action sequences for Baaghi 3. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and…

Big B’s look from Gulabo Sitabo gets leaked online

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The news, of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana coming together for Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, obviously got fans ecstatic. We’re sure the two will set the screen on fire with their acting skills. Interestingly, Shoojit Sircar also has directed Amitabh and Ayushmann previously in Piku and Vicky Donor respectively. Amitbah has already…

‘Kesari’ to be released in Japan on August 16

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After winning over the audience in India, Akshay Kumar’s Kesari is all set to conquer Japan. The war drama is slated to release on August 16 in the land of the rising sun. Produced by Dharma Productions and directed by Anurag Singh, the film stars Akshay Kumar as a Sikh warrior and…

Veteran actress Zaheen Tahira on ventilator

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Veteran actress Zaheen Tahira has been taken to the hospital in a critical condition after suffering a severe cardiac arrest in Karachi. Due to her deteriorating health, the actress has been put on the ventilator on Sunday. Celebrities have taken to social media to speak about her personality asking fans to pray…

Kabir Singh continues its dominance at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani star together in Sandeep Vanga’s Kabir Singh. Though the film has been called misogynistic and patriarchal by some reviewers, the audience has by and large taken a liking to Shahid Kapoor’s performance in the film. Kiara Advani’s portrayal of the quiet and malleable Preeti is also being appreciated.…

Janhvi Kapoor starts shooting of ‘RoohiAfza’

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Janhvi Kapoor has already begun shooting for RoohiAfza, her first film alongside Rajkummar Rao. Rajkummar and Janhvi’s unusual pairing has made the audience eager to watch this project. The filming has begun in Uttarakhand. Recently, Uttarakhand locals caught her look on their phones and it went viral in no time.   Janhvi is…

Science & Technology

Apple likely to launch the new 16-inch re-designed MacBook this September

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: According to the IHS market analyst Jeff Lin, Apple’s all-new 16-inch re-designed MacBook is set to be unveiled later in September as reported earlier by Forbes. Earlier this month Ming-Chi Kuo (industry’s most reputable Apple news leaker) reported that Apple will be unveiling a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a re-designed look. Now…

Google Duo now lets you send photos to contacts

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Google Duo was primarily introduced as a video calling app but over time, it has picked up many messaging features. Back in March, Google rolled out the video messaging feature to send recorded messages to up to five users at a time and last month, it was further improved with options…

NASA’s new supersonic jet will be missing a front window

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: When it comes to supersonic aircraft, engineers aren’t afraid to go with a weird design if it will get them a faster plane. In the latest instalment of such feats, NASA’s X-59 QueSST has taken the shape of a pencil with wings. The aircraft’s shape brings with it some interesting questions. For…

Microsoft is launching only one next-generation Xbox

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Microsoft revealed its next-generation Xbox Project Scarlett console on stage at E3 earlier this month, but many had been expecting two consoles to be unveiled. Rumors previously suggested that Microsoft was working on a pair of new devices: one codenamed Anaconda that would be high-end, and another codenamed Lockhart that would be…

Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros over fire risk

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: US technology giant Apple has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. “The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number,” the…

World relies on open collaboration for shared success: Huawei founder

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, was recently part of an open dialogue alongside other prominent guests examining the latest economic and political headwinds affecting the global ICT industry-and Huawei in particular. The business leader stressed that the world ultimately relies on open collaboration for shared success. Speaking to a select…

Health

Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes: Research

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk     COLUMBUS: A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The detailed analysis of health records and other data from patients in a private insurance plan in the Midwest provides a real-world picture of how…

Poor oral health increases liver cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Image taken from PixabayPoor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study suggests. Published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, the study investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of…

CM Murad announces establishment of endowment funds for HIV, AIDS patients

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday has announced to establish an endowment fund for the patients of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS. According to details, the endowment fund’s establishment has been ordered with the Rs1 billion to cure the affected patients. CM Sindh spokesperson told media that the…

Research reveals impact of both low and high iron counts

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A global study looking at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases has uncovered the impact of both low and high iron counts – and the news is mixed. People with high iron levels are not only protected against anemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to…

Encephalitis kills over 135 children

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The death toll due to suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in the Indian state of Bihar mounted to 136 on Friday, the state health department said. The total number of AES-afflicted children said to be under treatment has reached 600 children in 16 districts of the state. The maximum number of…

Controversial chemical found in popular blood pressure medicine

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: For the fourth time in the past year, a widely used blood pressure medication is under review amid concerns it could contain chemicals that could potentially cause cancer. Valisure, an online pharmacy licensed in 37 states, has alerted the Food and Drug Administration of high levels of dimethylformamide (DMF) in valsartan,…

Travel

New trends in travel and tourism

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: With the rise of low-cost airlines and a growing middle class around the world, the tourist industry has changed immensely. Although traditional travel comprising planned packages and all-inclusive stays is still alive and well, other types of travel are booming. Technology plays a significant role in many of the advancements in travel…

Crisis hits Dominican Republic over deaths of U.S. tourists

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk SANTO DOMINGO: The tourism minister grimaced as he read aloud the causes of death in autopsy reports of the growing number of Americans who have died recently while vacationing in the Dominican Republic: Heart attack. Septic shock. Pneumonia. More accustomed to ribbon-cutting ceremonies than to grappling with the uproar over Americans turning up…

KP police to introduce ‘Tourism Police Force’

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report TIMERGARA:  Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan has said the visit of thousands of tourists to scenic spots was an obvious proof that people of Malakand division were loving peace, prosperity and development. He said that lasting peace prevailed in all districts of Malakand division for which forces…

Myth: Strong baht deterring western tourists to Thailand

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: The rise and rise of the Thai Baht, and it’s pushing through the 31.05 to the US Dollar barrier on Wednesday, tops off a turbulent decade of current movement against some of the western currencies. The decade’s currency rise has also been matched by a meteoric explosion in tourism pushing Thailand into…

Icelanders in shock as tourism collapse halts economic miracle

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk REYKJAVIK: Gudrun Asta Gunnarsdottir found herself at ground zero of Iceland’s latest crisis. Four months into her second pregnancy, the 33-year-old check-in desk operator was told she was one of 315 workers being laid off at Reykjavik’s international airport. The news came as “a shock” and “caused a lot of sadness for everyone,…

Taif season of events to be started in Saudi Kingdom from 1 August

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi tourism officials have carried out more than 700 inspections of visitor sites in the run-up to one of the Kingdom’s latest festival seasons. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in Taif conducted checks at hotels, resorts, furnished residential units and tourist lodges as part of its control plan…

Articles

Morsi died naturally or murdered?

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Iqbal Khan Former President of Egypt, Muhammad Morsi,  collapsed on June 17 just after having addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he was kept in during sessions;  during this address, he had warned that he had “many secrets” he could reveal, a judicial official said. In earlier court sessions he used to give…

Trump has a moment of sanity that begs for continuance

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Martin Love “Cocked and loaded” Donald Trump claimed the US military was, just before, as he alleges, he decided not to attack Iran last week because the lives of an estimated “150 Iranians” were too heavy a cost for the downing of an unmanned drone that was brought down in Iran’s territorial waters while on…

Intrusive Commentary on National Security: A Silly Venturing

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Iqbal Khan Ayesha Siddiqa is a former civil servant, and in that capacity she served as the director of naval research with the Pakistan Navy, making her the first civilian and the first woman to work at that position. She also worked in military accounts and as deputy director Defense Services Audit. She owes her…

Trump administration steps back from its own brinkmanship

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2019

Hakki Uygur After months of sabre rattling, the US government pulled back from a deeper crisis of its own making. But it remains to be seen whether this is a tactical retreat or an opportunity for a new way of thinking. Iran’s air defence missile systems shooting down a high-tech US military drone south of…

Istanbul vote not just about electing a mayor

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Faisal Al Yafai Given the stakes, the debate was surprisingly cordial. Against a backdrop of images of Istanbul, the two candidates for this Sunday’s rerun of the city’s mayoral election held a three-hour televised debate last Sunday, a rare occurrence in an electoral system more used to bombastic speeches. On one side was EkremImamoglu, the…

War scripted by Washington

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Finian Cunningham The drama of attacks on oil and tanker assets in the Middle East can’t seem to get any more tense. The danger of war breaking out between the US and Iran is reaching a crescendo. However, if this goes down, it is a war scripted by Washington. Nearly a week after the Trump…

Editorial

Mining lease contracts

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Provincial Inspection Team has sent a memorandum to the Secretary Industries to handover the record of mining contracts in the tribal districts to the contractors for conducting a thorough probe into the matter. There were complaints about the issuance of illegal mining licenses to carry out mining of different minerals in these. This is not…

Multiple mode of taxation

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Although the agriculture income of big landlords in three provinces of the country is exempted from the levy of direct taxes and even their income from diary farming, livestock , poultry and fisheries has been enjoying immunity from income and corporate taxes till the Federal Tax Ombudsman declared it non agriculture income in 2017. But…

WSSP performance

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Water Supply and Sanitation Project had been launched in the previous government to provide hygienic environment to the citizens and ensure availability of clean drinking water to them. But it dismally failed in its mandated job of providing better municipal services to the people. The garbage and solid waste is not regularly lifted from the…

Vice Chancellors’ appointment

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

In a number of public sector universities the administrative slot of Vice Chancellor remained vacant for almost one year, while some newly established ones were being run by project director. This is one of the bad impacts of devolving higher education to the provinces under 18th Amendment. To create a smoke screen of observing merit,…

Devastating forests’ fires

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

In a record number of 111 incidents of fires in different forests on the mountains of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa 210,100 trees mostly of pines have been destroyed. This is not only a significant damage caused to the Billion Tree Plantation Project, which was launched in 2014 in response to fight headlong the challenges of climate change,…

Rejecting Auditor General’s report

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

The ghost of financial irregularities in the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Project refuses to go away despite the repeated trouble shooting exercise in media by Shaukat Yousafzai, the skillful and articulate information minister of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. A few days ago, a report released by the Auditor General of Pakistan had pointed towards not so transparent…

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…