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PM Imran reaches Saudi Arabia to defuse regional tensions

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Following his visit to Iran on last Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reached Saudi Arabia as part of his initiative for peace and security in the region. According to Foreign Office, the Prime Minister will confer with the Saudi leadership in light of his recent consultations with other leaders. Bilateral ties…

One policeman martyred, 10 injured in Quetta blast

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: At least one policeman was martyred and 10 others including five passersby injured in an attack on a police vehicle in Quetta’s Double Road area on Tuesday, officials said. According to police and rescue officials, a loud explosion took place on Double Road in front of a famous car showroom. The law…

Risk of Pakistan’s inclusion in FATF blacklist recedes: sources

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not be included in the black list and India will fail in its efforts, sources privy to the Finance Ministry noted. According to sources, a Pakistani delegation led by Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar told the FATF meeting that Pakistan has made positive progress in 20 out of 27…

President, PM appreciate endeavours of British Royal couple

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton called on President Dr. Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad today (Tuesday). The President and the First Lady welcomed the Royal couple. The President commended the visiting dignitaries for their endeavors to raise awareness about mental health, climate change and poverty…

India blocks SMS services in occupied Kashmir after trucker killed

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

SRINAGAR (AFP): Text messaging services were blocked in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday. Indian authorities had only restored call and text services for mobile phones on Monday, following a 72-day blackout in occupied Kashmir imposed after New…

Omani Army Chief hails Pakistan Army’s role in fight against terrorism

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Oman’s Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed on Tuesday called on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The meeting discussed matters of mutual interests and regional peace. The Omani general hailed Pakistan Army’s achievements in fight against terrorism and continued efforts for enduring regional…

Global

Farooq Abdullah’s sister, daughter detained for holding ‘anti-India protest’ in Srinagar

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

SRINAGAR (AP): Police in India-occupied Kashmir detained at least 12 women, including the sister and daughter of former occupied Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, for holding an anti-India protest, officials said on Tuesday. The women, carrying placards reading “Respect Fundamental Rights” and “Why downgrade Jammu and Kashmir,” assembled on Tuesday in a park…

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Coalition forces announce withdrawal from Manbij, Syria

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Amid Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria, the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from Manbij, Syria, an area targeted by Turkey for clearing YPG/PKK terrorists. “Coalition forces are executing a deliberate withdrawal from northeast Syria. We are out of Manbij,” Col. Myles B. Caggins III, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) spokesman…

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Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but US farmers want details

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

NEW YORK (AFP): Saying China has promised to buy up to $50 billion in US agricultural products, President Donald Trump is encouraging American farmers to prepare for a major influx of business. But after months of losses and uncertainty amid the trade war Trump launched, many in the farm sector say they need more detail…

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Bangladeshi court sentences 5 people to death

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

DHAKA (AA): A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday sentenced five people to death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, local media reports said. The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), a local court formed to hear cases related to the war that marked the country’s secession from Pakistan, convicted them of killings, abduction,…

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US defense chief to ‘press’ for NATO response to Turkey

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday he will rally NATO allies to take action against Turkey during the transatlantic alliance’s defense ministerial next week. “I will be visiting @NATO next week where I plan to press our other NATO allies to take collective & individual diplomatic & economic measures” in response to…

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UN says 85 civilians killed, 373 wounded in Afghan election violence

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

KABUL (AFP): Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan´s recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said Tuesday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported that 85 people were killed and another 373 wounded in election violence during the…

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Pakistan

Hanif Abbasi threatens to take Imran’s California case to SC

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Hanif Abbasi on Monday threatened to take Imran Khan’s California case to Supreme Court. A Los Angeles court ruled that cricket-hero-turned-politician Imran Khan was the legal father of a four-year-old southern California girl. “Imran Khan should stop using abusive language and behave more sensibly,” Abbasi said…

No differences with judiciary, but reserve right to voice concerns: Saad Rafique

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Monday that though his party has no differences with the judiciary, it reserves the right to voice its opinion if their decisions are contrary to the law. “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has repeatedly admitted to owning an offshore company, however, he…

Additional Advocate General admits hundreds of illegal appointments in Sindh education department

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Additional Advocate General Sindh, Sarwar Khan informed that court as many as 397 people were recruited illegal in the education department and now the department could not afford to pay them their salaries due to budget restriction. Sarwar Khan admitted before the two member bench of Supreme Court that hundreds of illegal…

Three-day anti-polio campaign begins in Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

F.P. Report QUETTA: Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Balochistan Coordinator Syed Faisal Ahmed has said that three-day anti-polio campaign in Balochistan started from Monday, said. While talking to media persons on Monday, he informed that during the campaign more than 17,75,614 children will be administered polio vaccine. He added that security arrangements for the campaign have…

One killed, 10 injured in different Karachi incidents

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: One person was killed and at least ten others were injured in different incident in different areas of Karachi early Monday. As per details, a man was killed and eight others were injured when two cars were collided in Defence’s Khayaban-e-Shaheen area. Women and children were included in the injured and they…

Around 2,233 talented NIP internees get employment

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Around 2,233 internee of National Internship Programme (NIP) have been offered employment on basis of their potential and performance in different public and private organizations they placed. Director General NIP, Hidayat Ullah Khan on Sunday, said results of recent countrywide survey with participation of around 10,000 internees who completed their trainings, showed…

Afghanistan

UN says 85 civilians killed, 373 wounded in Afghan election violence

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

KABUL (AFP): Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan´s recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said Tuesday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported that 85 people were killed and another 373 wounded in election violence during the…

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Civilians killed in an airstrike

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk WARDUJ: At least two civilians were killed, and six others were wounded, in an airstrike in Warduj district of Badakhshan province of Afghanistan on Sunday afternoon, local officials confirmed on Monday. The airstrike took place in Zohr village of Warduj on Sunday and targeted Attaullah, a Taliban commander in the district, according to…

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Election results ready later this month: IEC

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s delayed presidential election results should be ready later this month, after technical problems with the counting, its Independent Election Commission said on Monday. Afghans voted in presidential elections earlier last month despite Taliban threats and violence. However, the polling was marred by widespread misconduct and accusations of fraud — as well…

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Washington supports IEC’s decision on biometric votes

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass said that Washington supports the decision by the Independent Election Commission to validate only biometric votes. Bass said the election commissions should continue their work independently, with full US support. He said that the important point is to protect the transparency in the process: “We…

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Over 1,200 Afghan youth commissioned to army

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A total of 1,232 youth after completion of a 12-week military training course and receiving certificates have been commissioned to the national army, said an army spokesman Barat Ali Rezai here. “The newly graduated youths have completed the three-month military training course in Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) here and have been…

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Afghan museum restores Buddhist history, one broken piece at a time

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Restoring Afghanistan’s Buddhist artifacts that were destroyed by the Taliban 18 years ago is like working on a 1,500-year-old jigsaw puzzle, say conservators working on the latest restoration project. The militant Islamic group in 2001 destroyed artifacts dating from the third century when many Afghans practised Buddhism, including two towering Buddha statues…

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Business

Conducive environment for real estate sector demanded

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Muhammad Ahmed Waheed has said that real estate sector has the potential to drive the growth of economy and stressed that government should take policy measures to create conducive environment for it so that it could play more effective role in the economic development…

Steps demanded to avert looming gas crisis

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch on Monday said the crisis-like situation can emerge in the gas sector during winter which will be more serious than the last year’s crisis. A crisis can engulf the country in the biting winter as the production of local gas continues to fall, the LNG sector is riddled…

Services’ trade exports decrease 7.15%

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exports of services during the first two months of the current fiscal year decreased by 7.15 percent as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The services exports from the country during July-August (2019-20) were recorded at $809.03 million compared to the exports of $871.35 million during July-August (2018-19), showing…

EFU Life bags 2 awards at ‘Dragons of Asia’

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: EFU Life Assurance Limited, the leading life insurance provider in the country, has been conferred two awards at the ‘Dragons of Asia’ ceremony that was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ‘Dragons of Asia’ is a marketing communications industry award programme that recognizes the result-driven marketing strategies of various countries in the Asia-Pacific…

Zong 4G partners with Enfrashareto expand network

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Zong 4G, Pakistan’s leading telecommunication network, has entered into a strategic partnership with Enfrashare Private Limited, a leading connectivity infrastructure provider. The partnership will support Zong 4G’s expansion of its largest 4G network of country to provide better coverage and an unrivaled subscriber experience. With more than 12,000 4G sites across Pakistan,…

SALT launches winter collection

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: SALT, the pioneering western wear range from Ideas Pret, has just launched their highly anticipated winter collection. SALT by Ideas Pret Winter 2019 brings a world of warmth and style to winter fashion on the high street. SALT has become highly coveted for its high-quality western separates in contemporary silhouettes at affordable…

Sports

Phil Simmons reappointed Windies coach three years after being axed

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk ST JOHNS: Phil Simmons has returned to take charge of the West Indies three years after being dismissed in controversial circumstances, Cricket West Indies announced on Monday. In a statement, CWI said that Simmons would be head coach for the next four years. He led the Windies to the 2016 T20 World Cup…

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Build on the World Cup legacy: Jofra Archer

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): English cricket authorities must make the most of the thrilling World Cup triumph in July to encourage youngsters to take up the sport over the long term, according to England pace bowling star Jofra Archer. The 24-year-old Barbados-born bowler — who made an immediate impact when he became eligible to play for England…

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Lyon appoint Garcia as manager

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Former Olympique de Marseille and AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia will take charge of Olympique Lyonnais, the Ligue 1 club said on Monday. “Olympique Lyonnais confirms the appointment of Rudi Garcia as coach starting today,” OL said in a statement, adding that he had signed a contract until 2021. Garcia, 55, replaces Brazilian…

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Umar, Asif lead Northern to five-wicket win over Southern Punjab

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

FAISALABAD (Monitoring Desk): Batsman Umar Amin’s half-century and a quickfire 44 not-out from batsman Asif Ali helped Northern to a comfortable win over Southern Punjab in the third match of the ongoing National T20 Cup at Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium. Set 136 runs to win, Northern chased down the target in 19 overs at the loss…

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Inam Butt eyes another Gold medal for Pakistan at the World Beach Games

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

DOHA (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s top wrestler Inam Butt will be in action today at the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha where he is eyeing yet another gold medal.  Butt — who was Pakistan’s sole gold medallist in Commonwealth Games last year — will compete in 90kg weight categories with all his bouts on Monday,…

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Ex-India skipper Ganguly poised to become cricket board chief

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

MUMBAI (Agencies): Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is poised to take over as the president of the country’s cricket board as nominations closed Monday for elections to the sport’s wealthiest and most powerful body. Ganguly, 47, was the only candidate to file his nomination for the top post after being unanimously chosen as the presidential…

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Fashion & Movies

Female characters shouldn’t be portrayed as physically tough: Angelina Jolie

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie, who stars in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, said female characters in films should not have to be portrayed as physically tough in order to be considered strong, reported. Talking to media at the launch of film, Jolie said, “We have strong women, but the character that is…

Deepika Padukone wants to do a silent movie in the future

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Deepika Padukone is the chairperson of the MAMI trust and she opened the film festival with a Movie Mela today. A press conference was held with her where she was asked about movies, life and more. Deepika spoke of the different genres she’s already worked in and what she wishes to explore…

Vietnam pulls Dream Works’ ‘Abominable’ film over Sea map

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk HANOI: Vietnam has pulled DreamWorks’ animated film “Abominable” from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows China’s unilaterally declared “nine-dash line” in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday. The U-shaped line is a feature used on Chinese maps to illustrate its claims over vast expanses of the resource-rich…

Gold, diamond shoes unveiled in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: A pair of high heels that pays homage to the glamourous emirate of Dubai is vying to break the world record for the most expensive shoes in the world. Designed by Italian designer Antonio Vietri, the Moon Star Shoes were made with a solid gold heel that replicates the shape of the…

Afghan all-female orchestra performs in Australia

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s first and only all-female orchestra is in Australia to play at the Sydney Opera House and the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University in Melbourne, to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Afghanistan. Parwiz Shamal, reporting for TOLOnews, said that 1500 tickets were issued for Saturday’s concert in…

Rich tribute paid to legend Pashto actor Badar Munir

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Rich tribute paid to legend Pashto actor (late) Badar Munir for his best performances in showbiz industry which he played for revival of Pashto culture, language and custom and tradition. In this regard, a function was organized in the auditorium hall of Mardan press Club by Al Badar Munir Foundation to celebrate…

Science & Technology

NASA releases 3D map of the moon

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MARYLAND: Using the data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Ernie Wright- a science visualizer who works at the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland- has brought the Moon to life in unprecedented detail. He has created the online CGI Moon kit that allows making NASA’s data more accessible…

Danger of Nomophobia is growing, says expert

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Children are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics, increasing the danger of nomophobia. A study found that 66% of people in the Europe have nomophobia, that people cannot escape phones, said an expert. A 2019 survey published by a Media company found that European teenagers (ages 13-18) averaged…

Nokia smartphone roll out of Android 10 begins: Nokia 8.1 to receive latest Android OS upgrade

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Keeping with its promise to offer a smartphone experience that keeps getting better, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that starting from today  the rollout of Android 10 will begin with the Nokia 8.1. As the first Nokia smartphone to receive this latest OS update – and as the…

Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll need a handset running at least Android 7.0 Nougat…

UBL to offer mobile contactless payments

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: UBL is the first bank in Pakistan who has partnered up with Gemalto, a Thales company, Visa and 1LINK to launch digital payment through tokenization on the UBL Digital App. The aim is to offer traditional payment services into convenient, secure and rewarding digital payment experiences. With this ambition in mind UBL…

Samsung takes pre-orders for foldable phone

By The Frontier Post | October 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Pre-orders for the Samsung Fold — the highly anticipated and equally heavily scrutinised smartphone with the folding screen — began on Sunday, the company announced. The Fold will be available at Dh7,199. The Android phone grabbed attention for its ability to open and close like a book when it was first announced…

Health

Four more dengue cases surfaced in Faisalabad

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: Four more new cases of dengue virus surfaced in Faisalabad on Monday, with the toll reaching up to 41 in the city so far. According to Hospital sources, a total of 147 dengue cases were reported from the district this year, with 41 alone from Faisalabad. In 2019, four lives were claimed…

Dengue fever claims another life in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A woman died of dengue fever and taking the death toll from the disease in the Karachi to 17 this year. According to reports, three persons of the same family were admitted at the private hospital of Karachi after being diagnosed with Dengue fever. The two persons still under treatment in the…

Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 27 trials involving a total of 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder. Kids were randomly selected to take various dietary supplements, including vitamins or…

1,65,000 anti-malaria nets distributed in high risk areas

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “People in the rural areas particularly those residing along the Zhob River bank carry malaria parasites in their blood without showing symptoms. Zhob is one of the high risk districts for vivax and falciparum malaria. Recently thousands of positive cases have been reported in the rural parts of the district,” This was…

‘Every 8 women likely to suffer from breast cancer in Pakistan’

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Every ninth woman in the world is likely to suffer from breast cancer but in Pakistan every eight women are likely to suffer from this disease. The chances of having breast cancer among women are higher than males and women who are in the 40’s have higher chances of being diagnosed with…

Danger of Nomophobia is growing, says expert

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Children are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics, increasing the danger of nomophobia. A study found that 66% of people in the Europe have nomophobia, that people cannot escape phones, said an expert. A 2019 survey published by a Media company found that European teenagers (ages 13-18) averaged…

Travel

Thailand: Finance Ministry approves stimulus package to spur tourism

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: The Finance Ministry has now approved a stimulus package for the last three months of the year to boost Thailand’s tourism sector. The aim is achieve a 3% growth rate. The Thai Tourism and Sports permanent secretary Chote Trachu says the purpose is to increase the total tourist arrivals for the second…

Tunisia: French tourist killed in stabbing

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk TUNIS: A French tourist was killed and a soldier injured in a knife attack in northern Tunisia, said the country’s interior ministry on Monday. A ministry statement said the attacker was known to law enforcement authorities and had a criminal record. It said a manhunt has been launched for the attacker, but gave…

These are the countries where tourists spend the most money

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A new survey reveals the cost of visiting some of the world’s top destinations. Globehunters used World Tourism Organization data to provide insight regarding how much money travelers spend in each country and where they can expect to spend the most. The results can help travelers budget properly for their next journeys,…

Dharabi Lake to be developed as tourist-spot: Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

F.P. Report CHAKWAL: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar paid a surprise visit to Dharabi Lake in Chakwal on Thursday while en-route to Lahore from Islamabad on a helicopter. He inspected the activities being done to promote tourism in the area. Speaking on the occasion, UsmanBuzdar said that the Dharabi Lake will be developed as…

Chinese tourism growth slows as overseas travel loses its luster

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The rapid growth of Chinese tourism took a bit of a breather during the latest week-long National Day holiday, government data indicate. The seven-day vacation from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 is dubbed “Golden Week” and is one of the few major government-mandated holidays in a country where personal vacation days are…

Lonely Planet guide reveals Saudi Arabia’s tourism treasures

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Saudi Arabia has been designated “the final frontier of tourism” by Lonely Planet, one of the world’s largest travel guidebook publishers. The sixth edition of the company’s Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula travel guide was published this month, with an extensively updated section on Saudi Arabia, which announced its newly simplified e-visa…

Articles

Voices for Kashmir: Getting Louder and Shriller

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Iqbal Khan On conclusion of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit, China once again reaffirmed on October 09 that the Kashmir issue was a dispute left from history that needs to be properly and peacefully resolved in line with the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements. A joint communique said that the…

Who is Ethiopian premier Abiy Ahmed, winner of 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for Eritrea Accord?

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Hana Saada Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been crowned the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for “his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation” with his neighbor, Eritrea, beating 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. The prize was awarded on Friday for “his efforts for peace and international cooperation and for his decisive…

Russia’s uneasy relationship with Europe

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

Tarik Oguzlu Russia’s relationship with Europe contains both a strong historical legacy dating back to the modernization efforts of the Czar Peter the Great and the institutional interactions between Russia and the European Union since the end of the Cold War era. Historically speaking three alternative narratives have shaped Russia’s relations with Europe, namely pro-Europeanism,…

Western criticism of Turkey’s Syria operation is a joke

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq The West’s fetishisation of the YPG in northern Syria is ignorant and insulting to all Kurds – and that’s just one part of a broad narrative riddled with hypocrisy and an ignorance of history. Were it not for its effect on the lives, safety and security of real people, the Western pantomime over…

Turkey to play active role in Iraqi oil swap

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

Omid Shokri Kalehsar Baghdad reported its highest oil production on record last August at 4.6 million barrels per day (bpd) from the country’s southern fields and exported a large portion of it. The first Iraqi-Turkish oil pipeline, built in 1976, has been ineffective in recent years in northern Iraq. Now the governments of Turkey and…

Strategies for combating international terrorism in Central Asia

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2019

Shuaib Bahman After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has been cast as the site of a new “great game”. Central Asia has been largely influenced by international developments and the emergence of persistent sources of instability and tension in other parts of the world, including the Middle East and North Africa. Some…

Editorial

JUI baton laden rally

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

As show of agitation muscle JUI (F) volunteers wearing a sort of private militia uniform took out baton laden rally on the Ring Road in Peshawar on Sunday. It was a deliberate attempt of the party leadership to reveal that this party has the means and manpower strength to challenge the writ of the state.…

World Bank report

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

The World Bank Report on the performance of South Asian economies titled: “South Asia Focus 2019 fall” predicts that inflation rate in Pakistan will shoot up to 13 percent, fiscal deficit will widen and public debt will mount further during the next two years. It depicts different picture when compared with the quarterly economic reviews…

Oil and gas exploration in KP

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has approved in principle an investment programme in oil and gas exploration projects. He has directed the energy department to move formal summary for its inclusion in the annual development programme. The provincial government intends to lease out 12 blocks in the tribal districts and 19 in the settled…

Arm twisting again

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

In a twitter message Ms Alice Wells, assistant Secretary of the US State Department Bureau for South Asia and Central Asian affairs, appreciated Pakistan’s recent measures for militancy control but once again urged for doing more to stop militants from operating within its borders. She expressed partial satisfaction over the arrest of four leaders of…

Quarterly economic review

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

Highlighting the salient features of quarterly economic review, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr.Abdual Hafeez Sheikh cited improvements in all macroeconomic indicators. He said that deficit in current account has decreased by 35 percent, fiscal deficit has gone down by 36 percent, tax revenue is up by 16 percent and exchange rate stability…

Conciliatory gesture

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has waved an olive branch to JUI (F) Central Amir Maulana Fazalur Rehman by saying that option of talks with him on resolving political issues will remain open. Although it is belated offer of holding unconditional talks but needs to be reciprocated who it to carry forward the journey towards the…

Arts and Literature

Lit & Luz Festival unites U.S. and Mexican cultures across borders, art genres

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

The day after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca in February 2018, the streets of Pilsen were quieter, more tense than usual for a winter day. That’s how photojournalist Sebastián Hidalgo remembers the day, after seeing the pouring out of family members checking in on their relatives on the other side of the border using social…

Event on translation of Perveen Shakir’s poetry held in Jeddah

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2019

F.P. Report JEDDAH: Oxford University Press organized an event for its publication, Defiance of the Rose: Selected Poems by Perveen Shakir translated from Urdu by Naima Rashid, in Jeddah. The event was held at Medd Café and Roastery, in partnership with four communities— Jeddah Reads, Jeddah Cultural Exchange Company, Joy of Urdu, and Medd Café—which…

KUAF Arts Beat: Born to Pakistani Immigrant Parents in London She Now Paints Her Culture in Arkansas

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: How does a London native born to Pakistani immigrants end up moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to create detailed portraits adorned in elaborate duptta scarves painted in tribute to her rich cultural history? Find out, in this conversation with painter Shabana Kauser. “If you’d said to me 15 years ago, you’re going to…

Learning Mandarin in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pan Yuqi, the first secretary of the culture department at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, talks about the rise in the number of young Pakistanis learning Mandarin. Q. Since a few years now, Chinese-language courses are being taught in Pakistan. How do you see this development? Mr. Yuqi: Such developments are bringing…