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

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

71 villages, hundreds acres crop inundated after breach in River Sutlej’s safety dyke

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report OKARA: At least 71 villages and hundreds of acres of crops have been inundated due to flood after breach in River Sutlej’s safety dyke in Okara on Saturday. According to local news channel reports, People are forced to migrate along with their goods and livestock. Pakistan Army and rescue teams are conducting operation…

Narcotics case: ANF court extends Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand for five days

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An Anti-Narcotics Court (ANF) has extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand for five days in narcotics case, on Saturday. According to reports, the CCTV footage of Rana Sanaullah’s car entering motorway was presented before the court, and the court directed the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) to submit complete record of…

Dera Ismail Khan: Two killed, two injured in attack on security check post

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report  DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least two people were killed and two others were injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire overnight on a security check post in Daraband Kalan tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan.  According to details, the security check post located in Daraband Kalan, 60 kilometres from Dera Ismail Khan. Daraban Kalan is…

US, Taliban due to resume peace push at Doha talks

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk DOHA: The US and the Taliban said they would return to talks in Qatar on Friday aimed at bringing a close to Afghanistan’s 18-year conflict. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told a media WhatsApp group that day two of the ninth round of negotiations in Doha would “restart after evening prayers and will continue…

IOK people appealed to stand like a rock

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, the people have started constituting committees at street level to protect their mothers, sisters and daughters from humiliation and molestation threat imposed by Hindutva forces in uniform and civies. The move comes in the wake of some derogatory remarks of fanatic leaders of communal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and…

Global

Former Indian minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Former Indian Finance Minister and leader of ruling BJP, Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday. He was 66. According to reports in Indian media, Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi earlier this week after he complained of palpitations and restlessness. “It is with profound grief that we inform about the…

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Rosatom plans to start selling floating nuclear power units

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MURMANSK: Floating nuclear power units (FPUs) could become one of Rosatom’s main export items, the company’s director-general, Alexey Likhachev, said on Friday. “I strongly hope that an already-optimized unit will become one of the elements of our overseas sales in the next decade,” Likhachev said. He was speaking at the send-off ceremony for…

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Russian Navy to get six submarines in 2020 for first time over past 28 years

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The Russian Navy will receive six submarines, including four nuclear-powered subs in 2020 for the first time over the past 28 years, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. Last time, the Russian Navy received the same number of submarines in 1992. After that, domestic shipbuilders delivered two-three…

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Trump ask if Fed chair, China prez ‘bigger enemy’ to US

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday took a shot at Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell by questioning whether he or Chinese President Xi Xinping is the “bigger enemy” to Washington. “My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powel or Chairman Xi?” Trump tweeted, misspelling the central bank president’s name.…

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Yemen accuses UAE of flaring up conflict in Shabwa

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk SANAA: The Yemeni government has accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of flaring up the military situation in Shabwah, country’s southern province. In a statement late Thursday released by the official Saba news agency, government spokesman Rajeh Badi said UAE’s military command in Shabwah is responsible for the attempt of separatist forces to…

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Qatar, Saudi Arabia rift in a new stage over Somalia

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOGADISHU: Saudi Arabia and Qatar engaged in a diplomatic war last year when the former imposed an embargo on the latter, attempting to cut its ties with the outside. In addition to the existing confrontations between the two Gulf countries, now the two countries are locked in another power struggle. This time it…

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Pakistan

FO rejects Gen Nicholson’s Statement regarding Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria has said that the recent statements of US Commander in Afghanistan, General John John Nicholson regarding Pakistan was acceptable and unnecessary. Nafees Zakaria said this while addressing to brief briefing to the recent issues and the Pakistan foreign relations and he also informed that a…

12 BRA members’ surrender, 39 suspects arrested from Punjab; ISPR

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2017

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that 12 members of Baloch Republican Army (BRA) including two terrorists identified as Wali Khan and Karghani have surrendered before the security forces in Noshki area of Balochistan’s. Similarly, Rangers along with police and other law enforcement agencies conducted operations in parts of Punjab and…

Lahore is the Political hub of PML-N: Maryam

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz has said that Lahore is the political hub of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the rivals will not be succeeded in their plans of getting Lahore from us. She said this while representing her ailing mother Kulsoom Nawaz in NA-120 by-polls and visited different areas of the constituency including Mohni…

Forces needs to be accountable in operations: Farhatullah Babar

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Senator Farhatullah Babar has said the misuse of cyber crime laws against the journalists, bloggers and other vocal persons has damage the freedom of expression and stop the alternative narrative against the violent people. This he said while addressing to seminar organized by National Commission on Human…

PCB bans Sharjeel Khan for five years in PSL spot fixing

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Anti Corruption Tribunal of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced five years banned against Sharjeel Khan for his alleged involvement in spot fixing during the PSL. In the order it said that Sharjeel Khan will not be allowed to play domestic or any kind of cricket and after the PCB will put him…

PML-N believes transparency in government affairs: Musadik

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Dr Musadik Mail has said government is focusing on transparency in it affairs and planning and environmental protection. While talking to media person, Musadik said that the transparency is the important part of governance to eliminate the menace of corruption from the country. He said that the…

Afghanistan

US, Taliban due to resume peace push at Doha talks

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk DOHA: The US and the Taliban said they would return to talks in Qatar on Friday aimed at bringing a close to Afghanistan’s 18-year conflict. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told a media WhatsApp group that day two of the ninth round of negotiations in Doha would “restart after evening prayers and will continue…

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Hideout of ISIS facilitator stormed

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Special Forces stormed the hideout of a key ISIS terrorist in Jalalabad city. The 201st Silab Corps said in a statement the NDS forces stormed the hideout of Abdul Basit, a key facilitator of ISIS terrorist group. The statement further added that the NDS forces conducted the raid late on Thursday…

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Three police, five militants killed in clashes in eastern Afghan province

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: Three policemen and five militants were killed during fresh clashes in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province overnight, provincial government spokesman confirmed on Friday. “Taliban launched a group attack on Ghazni Abad police checkpoint in Khogyani district of Afghanistan overnight. The Afghan Local Police (ALP) fought back the attackers and the clashes left three…

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Afghan war casualty report

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan from the past seven days. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information. The report includes government claims of insurgent casualty figures, but in most cases these cannot be independently verified…

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Presidential candidate Torsan begins election campaign

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Presidential candidate Mohammad Hakim Torsan who is known for his controversial remarks on Thursday held his first election campaign where he showed that he is not expressed that there will be either election or an interim government in order to move forward the ongoing peace efforts. Mr. Torsan said the Taliban will…

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‘Young ambassadors of independence real players of peace in society’

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Deputy minister of youth affairs for ministry of information and culture Mohammad Ajml Shahpoor met with a number of young ambassadors of independence in Kabul. In the meeting, young ambassadors from a number of provinces of the country briefed related to activities and widely participation of youth in marking the 100th anniversary of…

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Business

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

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

Pak-Oman talks on aviation sector held

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

PSX sheds 534 points to close at 31,350.02 points

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

Sanofi & Sehat Kahani to improve diabetes care

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

Pakistani rupee records slight gain against dollar

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

Rupee gains 73 paisa against US Dollar

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

Sports

Solskjaer to give Pogba another chance from the penalty spot

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

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Murray heads back to Challenger Tour

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

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BCCI likely to hire former Pakistan coach

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

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Pakistani cricketers kick off preparation for U19 Asia Cup

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

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Fashion & Movies

Chiranjeevi can’t stop praising Amitabh Bachchan

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

Mission Mangal continues to rule at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

Dabangg 3 to be released in four different languages

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

Michael Jackson art show opens in Finland despite controversy

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

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

Science & Technology

US investigates link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

Google Play Store redesign makes it easier to find games

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

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

Indian spacecraft to land on Moon on September 7

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

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

NASA installs rock-sampling toolkit on Mars 2020 rover

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

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

Huawei P Smart Pro major specs spilled online

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

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

Health

US investigates link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

Afridi urges media to create community trust on polio vaccine

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

322698 kids to be vaccinated in anti-polio campaign

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

WHO calls for urgent research on microplastics

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

Dengue fever claims 2nd life in district Mansehra

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

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

PM Imran Khan chairs emergency meeting on polio crisis

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

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

Travel

Hawaii hotel industry showing robust growth

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

Tourists enjoy Uchal festival in Kalash valley

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

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

3-day Uchal festival kicks off in Kalash Valley

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

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

Quintana Roo boasts Sargassum free beaches

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

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

Plan being devised for promotion of tourism

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

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

Articles

Palestine 101: Kushner lacks even most basic knowledge

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

Aden clashes highlight discord within Saudi coalition

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

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

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

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

Kashmir conflict now a global concern

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

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

Role of opposition in a democratic setup

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

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

Message behind release of Iranian oil tanker

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2019

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

Editorial

Transparency in development expenditure

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

Ringing alarm bell

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

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

Action against drug peddlers

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

APG scrutiny

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

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

Dearth of anti-Rabies vaccine

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

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

Macroeconomic indicators

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

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

Letters to Editor

Ignore Pakistan at your own peril

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2019

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

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

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

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

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

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

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

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

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

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

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