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PCB removes Sarfraz Ahmed as captain

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has removed Sarfraz Ahmed as captain across all three formats of the game, on Friday. The governing body will shortly make an official announcement. Furthermore, Babar Azam and Imad Wasim are being considered to lead Pakistan in place of Sarfraz Ahmed. Let it be known that top-ranked…

JUI-F chief, Shehbaz Sharif to discuss Azadi March today

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif will meet in Lahore to discuss Azadi March, on Friday (today). According to report, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif will announce his party’s strategy over anti-government protest after the meeting. Earlier, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said…

British Royal couple Prince William, Kate Middleton visits SOS Children’s Village

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The British Royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton has visited SOS Children’s Village in Lahore on the fifth day of their first royal tour of Pakistan, on Friday. Te royal couple will spend some time with the children at the SOS village and then will depart for Islamabad. Earlier on Thursday…

Syria ceasefire: Trump hails ‘great day’ for Turkey, Kurds

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk FORT WORTH: US President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed the announcement of a “ceasefire” in northern Syria as a “great day” for Turkey and the Kurds. “We have a five-day ceasefire,” Trump told reporters, after US Vice President Mike Pence said that Ankara had agreed to suspend its military operation, and end it…

White House admits Trump tied Ukraine aid to political effort

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A top White House official admitted Thursday that President Donald Trump had tied military aid for Ukraine to Kiev undertaking an investigation that would help Trump politically, adding ammunition to Democrats’ impeachment probe. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s stunning admission supports a key allegation in the House impeachment effort,…

Thousands attend martyrs’ funerals in IOK

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people took to the streets in Islamabad and Kulgam areas to mourn the killing of three youth by Indian forces amid continued military siege and communications lockdown on the 74th consecutive day, today, in the territory. The troops martyred the youth, Zahid Ahmad, Nasir Chadro and Aaqib…

Global

Syria ceasefire: Trump hails ‘great day’ for Turkey, Kurds

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk FORT WORTH: US President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed the announcement of a “ceasefire” in northern Syria as a “great day” for Turkey and the Kurds. “We have a five-day ceasefire,” Trump told reporters, after US Vice President Mike Pence said that Ankara had agreed to suspend its military operation, and end it…

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Turkey suspends Syria offensive, will end assault if Kurdish forces withdraw: Pence

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone away from the border, US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials said on Thursday. Turkey and Syrian rebel proxies began an offensive in northern Syria last week…

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White House admits Trump tied Ukraine aid to political effort

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A top White House official admitted Thursday that President Donald Trump had tied military aid for Ukraine to Kiev undertaking an investigation that would help Trump politically, adding ammunition to Democrats’ impeachment probe. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s stunning admission supports a key allegation in the House impeachment effort,…

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Russia accuses US of spying at country’s military areas

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused on Thursday the U.S. military diplomats of trying to get to the Russian defense installations “on a regular basis”. The latest attempt took place on Oct. 14, when three U.S. attaches tried to get to a shooting ground near northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk, but…

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EU leaders endorse Brexit deal

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A new Brexit deal announced on Thursday has been endorsed by the EU leaders, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said. In a joint press conference in Brussels with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, Tusk said the EU has endorsed…

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140 groups urge UAE to release rights activist

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIRUT: A total of 138 international human rights groups on Thursday demanded the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) immediately release activist Ahmed Mansoor. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights and dozens of other groups sent an open letter to UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

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Pakistan

Pakistan is making progress in Education: Tariq Azim

By The Frontier Post | November 23, 2017

F.P. Report Islamabad: Tariq Azim Khan, High Commissioner of Pakistan, appreciated the efforts of Developments in Literacy (DIL-Canada) to promote primary education in Pakistan. He said that it is our moral, social and religious duty to contribute generously towards education for unprivileged segment of society in Pakistan, says a press release received here today from…

No room for dictators laws in democracy, says Marriyum

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Marriyum Aurangzeb, has said that the black law of dictator regime was defeated after the amendment bill to the Electoral Reforms Act 2017 was rejected from the National Assembly on Tuesday. She said that the black law was included in the constitution in the time dictator regime…

Delimitation of constituencies: Senate to once again take up the bill today

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Senate will take up the bill on the delimitation of constituencies on Wednesday (today) for the third time after it was failed two times on Friday and Monday’s session because of low attendance of the members. The delimitation bill will finalized the fresh delimitation of constituencies on the result of provisional…

Criminal involved in DI Khan incident will not be spare: MumtazTarar

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2017

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights, Mumtaz Tarar has said that the people involved in parading a girl naked in Dera Islmail Khan (DI Khan) would not be spared and strict action would be taken against them as per the law. This he said while talking to media and responding to Calling Attention Notice…

Rejection of amendment bill in NA is not a victory of PML-N: Sheikh Rasheed

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML), Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said after the rejection of Election Bill 2017, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was aware regarding the rift in the party as more than 40 members of the party were not present in the assembly during the counting. This he said after the…

Pakistan values multifaceted cooperation by China: Ahsan

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The 7th meeting of Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held in Islamabad on Tuesday to review and approve various development projects in the mega development project. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal and his Chinese counterpart jointly chaired the meeting. Around 150 high officials…

Afghanistan

Kabul wants partnership with US military even as relationship, conditions evolve

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (Agencies): Kabul’s ambassador to Washington said “passing statements” about U.S. withdrawal or peace talks with the Taliban made in American political campaigns are “not helpful” in setting Afghanistan on the pathway to a future as functioning democratic republic. Speaking Wednesday at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., Roya Rahmani said in answer to several…

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Sources: Afghanistan to miss Oct 19 deadline for presidential poll results

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Preliminary results in Afghanistan’s presidential election will be delayed beyond Saturday’s deadline, two officials from the independent election commission told Reuters, probably for more than a week, fuelling chances of political uncertainty. War-torn Afghanistan has battled poll-related violence that killed dozens, low voter turnout and fraud accusations in September’s election. Hundreds of…

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Rahmani calls for disclosure of names of absentee MPs

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The speaker of the Afghan parliament, Mir Rahman Rahmani, ordered the parliament’s secretariat to disclose the names of those members who consistently remain absent from the parliamentary sessions. “Once again I want to urge the honorable secretary to share with the media the names of those who remain absent,” said Rahmani, amid…

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Eight workers still in Taliban captivity

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CHARIKAR: Eight election workers who were kidnapped on September 28 are still in Taliban captivity in the Shinwari district of central Parwan province. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers were abducted by Taliban in the Namak Aab area of the district on election day evening. Well-placed sources confided to Pajhwok Afghan News the…

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484 Kabul admn workers joined Islamic Emirate

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report KABUL: Over the course of the month of September 2019, the efforts of Preaching, Guidance and Recruitment Commission of Islamic Emirate in all provinces of the country resulted in 484 personnel working in various posts of the Kabul based administration leaving the corrupt regime and joining up with the Islamic Emirate. They also…

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‘Khuraki’ exhibit brings Afghan immigrants’ stories to life

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): A vase of red tulips sat on a table in front of a headscarf-clad woman at the Charity Randall Theater. She plucks a tulip from the vase and holds it up to the light, considering it and telling the story of the home she left behind in Afghanistan. The scene was part of…

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Business

US stocks dip amid doubts on Brexit, China trade deal

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks finished modestly lower on Wednesday following a disappointing US retail sales report and amid questions over Brexit talks and the state of US-China trade relations. US retail sales experienced a surprise drop in September, data showed, raising questions about the US consumer, a pillar of the American and…

Car sale, production fall 39 and 37% respectively

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The sales and production of cars dipped by 39.44 percent and 37.79 percent respectively during first quarter of financial year 2019-20 compared to corresponding period of last year, according to data of Pakistan Automobile Manufacturing Association (PAMA). During the period under review, as many as 31,017 cars were sold against the sale…

SEPA stops operations of polluting factory of recycling

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: On the directives of Advisor to CM Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtuza Wahab and Secretary Environment, Climate Change & Coastal Development Department, Government of Sindh Khan Muhammad Mahar, a team of Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has stopped operations of a polluting factory situated at Dhabeji…

MCB posts highest nine month profit of all private sector banks

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Board of Directors of MCB Bank Limited met under the Chairmanship of Mian Mohammad Mansha, on October 17, 2019 to review the performance of the Bank and approve the condensed interim financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The Board of Directors has declared 3rd interim cash dividend…

Dollar loses 13 paisa against rupee

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exchange rate of US dollar against rupee witnessed a decrease of 13 paisa in interbank and was traded at Rs155.88 as compared to the last closing at Rs156.01, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Thursday. However, according to Forex Association of Pakistan the buying and selling rates of dollar in…

Mazar illuminated with pink color to back Pink Ribbon

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum bathed with Pink lights on Thursday in support of Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Pink Ribbon is dedicatedly working for 15 years to raise awareness for the prevention of Breast Cancer and working to provide advocacy and healthcare services to the patients and potential victims. Master MoltyFoam, Pakistan’s…

Sports

PCB appoints Azhar Ali Test, Babar Azam T20I captains

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Azhar Ali as Test captain of Pakistan while Babar Azam has been named captain of the T20I side until next year’s ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020, on Friday. According to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) press release, the appointments were confirmed after Sarfaraz Ahmed was left…

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PCB removes Sarfraz Ahmed as captain

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has removed Sarfraz Ahmed as captain across all three formats of the game, on Friday. The governing body will shortly make an official announcement. Furthermore, Babar Azam and Imad Wasim are being considered to lead Pakistan in place of Sarfraz Ahmed. Let it be known that top-ranked…

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Unprofessional players should be barred from foreign leagues: Ramiz Raja

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former skipper Ramiz Raja has urged head coach Misbah ul Haq to bar those players from foreign leagues who were not willing to follow discipline and maintain fitness. Amid reports that some players were unwilling to train according to Misbah’s standards, Ramiz said fitness was very important for a team’s success and…

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Malinga returns to captain Sri Lanka in Australia T20 series

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Lasith Malinga returns to captain Sri Lanka, while Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Oshada Fernando have retained their places in the Twenty20 International squad for the series in Australia. Malinga was among a host of players who opted out of the recent tour of Pakistan, which Sri Lanka ended with a historic 3-0 whitewash…

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PCB clarifies comments on Ahmed, Akmal selections

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

KARACHI (PPI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refuted comments made by Senator Mushahidullah Khan regarding selection of Ahmed Shahzad and Umar Akmal and has also clarified its position on the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination. The PCB said: “The PCB is saddened with the learned Senator’s comments and wishes to put the facts…

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Asif downs Sajjad to win National Ranking Snooker C’ship

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Veteran cueist Mohammad Asif on Thursday outplayed his old rival and Mohammad Sajjad 7-4 to win the 3rd Ranking Snooker Championship in Karachi. It was not the final fans would have wanted to witness as both the players made several glaring misses on certain pots. In the end, fortune favored former world…

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Fashion & Movies

Kangana Ranaut to launch her production house

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Last seen in Ekta Kapoor’s Judgementall Hai Kya, Kangana Ranaut is currently busy with her upcoming projects. She will be next seen in Thalaivi, a biopic based on the life of late politician J Jayalalithaa. Other than this, the latest we hear is that Kangana is now gearing up to launch her…

Alia Bhatt to star in Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Alia Bhatt who is currently on the top of her game professionally is making all the right choices. The actress who was a part of Sanjay Leela Bhasali’s Inshallah that got shelved this year will now be seen in Gangubai Kathiawadi. There was a lot of speculation about Alia playing the part…

SRK likely to work with Tamil director Atlee

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan is loved by millions of fans and his fandom only seems to be growing with each passing day. The megastar has been relevant for almost three decades now and everything he does becomes news. SRK was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero, but post that, the actor took…

Save e from selfies, says drag star RuPaul

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk CANNES: Television superstar RuPaul Charles gave his millions of fans a little piece of friendly advice Monday: don’t stop him in the street for a selfie. “I have shit to do and I am living my life. I have no time for selfies,” the presenter of the phenomenally successful “RuPaul’s Drag Race” told…

Cyber-bullied K-pop star found dead at her home

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: A popular K-pop star who had long been the target of abusive online comments was found dead at her home Monday, South Korean police said. The body of Sulli, a former member of top girl group f(x), was discovered by her manager at her home on the outskirts of the capital, Seoul.…

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…

Science & Technology

Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw: Samsung to deploy software patch

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: A flaw with Samsung’s top-end Galaxy S10 fingerprint system that allows the smartphone to be opened by a third party will soon be fixed, the tech giant said Thursday. A user in the UK told the Sun newspaper earlier this week her Samsung device could be unlocked by someone else simply by…

Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service will launch on November 19th

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service is right around the corner, and we knew nearly everything we needed to know about its launch — except when in November it’d go live for the first wave of early adopters who spent $130 for the Founder’s Edition package. We just got the answer at the…

PTCL posts double digit growth in net profit

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading telecom and ICT services provider, has announced its financial results for the nine months’ period ended September 30, 2019 at its Board of Directors’ meeting held in Islamabad on October 16, 2019. PTCL Group’s revenue for the nine months has grown year-on-year (YoY) by…

NASA found life on Mars in the 1970s but ignored it, former scientist claims

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A former Nasa scientist claims evidence of life was found on Mars in the 1970s but was ignored. Viking landers, a pair of space probes, were sent to the Martian surface more than 40 years ago to explore the planet. One of the tests they ran was known as Labeled Release, or…

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…

Health

200 sugar diagnostic kits distributed

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDIKOTAL: Two hundred sugar diagnostic kits were distributed among the deserving sugar patients here on Thursday. The kits comprised sugar diagnostic machine, blood pressure machine beside all necessary medicine ,needs to the sugar effectee. In private market the kit costs approximately Rs. 10000 to 12000. On behalf of the health department, Medical Superintendent…

Rheumatoid arthritis: 4 early symptoms that can help you check its progression

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system of the body (that’s responsible of attacking disease-causing foreign objects) mistakenly starts attacking the joints. This causes inflammation that leads to swelling in the tissue lining the joints. If the inflammation goes unchecked for long, it can damage the bones and…

Saeed Ghani inaugurates 10th Chest Pain Unit of NICVD

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report Karachi: Sindh Information, Archives and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani Tuesday inaugurated the 10th Chest Pain Unit (CPU) of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at New Karachi area of the city and claimed that NICVD had now become the world’s largest cardiac-care hospital which was performing highest number of angiographies, angioplasties, bypass…

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…

Travel

Overrun by Tourists, American Cities Are Taking Aim at Hotels

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAROLINA: Peggy Malaspina, a resident of Charleston’s French Quarter neighborhood, is comfortable living among the hordes of tourists flocking to this charming South Carolina city of horse-drawn carriages, lush private courtyards, and 18th century churches. Every so often, she’ll spot someone peering into the windows of her home, assuming it’s a restaurant. If…

Nur-Sultan hosts UN urban tourism summit

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NUR-SULTAN: Nur-Sultan hosted Oct. 9-10 the United National World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Summit on Urban Tourism. More than 700 delegates from 30 countries gathered to explore the definition of smart cities and smart destinations and the role of tourism in the development of cities. The two-day event, which also included the adoption of…

Saudi Arabia opens tourist visas to U.S., European visa holders

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU’s Schengen zone, expanding eligibility beyond an initial list of 49 countries. The conservative Muslim kingdom, relatively closed off for decades, launched a new visa regime…

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,…

Articles

The fate of national identities in Middle East: A failed imitation

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Mehmet Fahri Danis The prototype of the modern nation-state and the identity of “national citizen” that was born out of it began to become prevalent from the early 19th century onward as the pattern of dominant political organization. Being largely a result of Europe’s peculiar political and cultural development, this structural transformation had a characteristic…

The protest of Iraq’s ‘left behind’

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Ibrahim al-Marashi The most recent protests differ radically in their demands and the harsh government response has raised the stak. On the 4th of July 2018, Iraqi rapper I-NZ released “This is Iraq,” inspired by Childish Gambino’s video “This Is America.” The Iraqi video focused on the effects of the 2003 invasion, ranging from Abu…

Western media’s reporting on Erdogan and IK

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Irfan Raja The 74th U.N. General Assembly brought together some of the most outspoken, bold and followed presidents, premiers and senior officials representing 192 out of the 193 U.N. member states. Among them, the British liberal paper The Guardian listed four of the most outspoken leaders, including President RecepTayyipErdogan. Evidently, Erdogan is seen as one…

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,…

Editorial

IMF on public debt

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its report titled. “Global Front” has highlighted the issue of further surge of Pakistan’s public debt which will go up to 78.6 percent of the total size of the economy within the next four years. In other world the present government will be haunted by the implications of rising…

Governments’ dialogue offer to JUI

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

The Core Committee of PTI, with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Chair, decided to hold dialogue with Maulana Fazlalur Rehman to reach a political deal for defusing the rising political tension. A dialogue Committee has been constituted headed by the Defense Minister Pervaiz Khattak, which will hold talks with JUI (F) Central Amir to ascertain…

Tribal districts’ industrial zones

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Apex Committee of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa met on Tuesday, with Governor Shah Farman in chair. Besides reviewing the security situation in the province the committee decided to facilitate the establishment of mineral processing zones in the merged tribal districts. It merits mention that in 2003 a comprehensive plan of “Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) had been formulated…

Water aggression

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

In his speech at an election rally yesterday in Haryana, Indian Prime Minister NrendraModi resorted to belligerent overtones by saying that India will stop the downward flow of three westerly rivers to Pakistan as the water of these rivers entirely belong to India. It should not betaken as a election slogan to influence the electorate…

Trade data shows resilience of China’s economy

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Data released by the General Administration of Customs Monday shows China’s total trade amounted to 22.91 trillion yuan($3.24 trillion) in the first three quarters of the year, growing 2.8 percent from a year ago. The country’s exports rose by 5.2 percent to 12.48 trillion yuan and imports dropped 0.1 percent to 10.43 trillion yuan. Trade…

PDA versus green-clean Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Implementation of Prime Minister Imran Khan Vision of green and clean Pakistan is what the people of the country have been anxiously waiting for. His actions and dedication to mitigate the impact of global warming and climate change on the country has been well acknowledged globally. In some government departments the officers genuinely want him…

Arts and Literature

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two winners were named – one for 2019 and one for 2018 – because the prize was not awarded last year. The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it in 2018 after a sexual…

Iran, Pakistan to boost joint cultural artistic and literary programs

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: At a meeting with Head of Sufi Tabassum Academy, Director of Iran’s Culture ‎House in Lahore, Pakistan stressed on boosting cultural, artistic and literary cooperation ‎between the two parties. According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Ali Akbar Rezaei-Fard, Director of Iran’s Culture…

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…