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Wheat crisis to end by Monday, says food security minister Khusro Bakhtiar

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Khusro Bakhtiar said Sunday that the prevalent wheat crisis will be solved tomorrow (Monday). Bakhtiar was speaking during a press conference during which he said the crisis will be solved by Monday as the government currently had 4 million tonnes of wheat in its…

PM urges UNMOGIP’s return to IOJK-side of ceasefire line

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan urged UN Security Council to insist Indian government for allowing the return of the United Nations Military Observer Mission in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to occupied Jammu and Kashmir side of the Line of Control (LoC). PM Imran Khan, in his Twitter messages, expressed fear of false flag…

Public suffers as wheat flour crisis intensifies

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The unprecedented hike in the price of wheat flour across the country and its acute shortage in several cities has brought severe hardship for the general public. In Lahore, people are forced to buy flour at highest-ever price of up to Rs70 per kg, and the growers are holding the flour mill…

Most experienced, accomplished statesman faces same problems as my govt: PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan in a tweet on Sunday said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, whom he billed as the most experienced and accomplished statesman of the Muslim world, faces exactly the same problems as his government. Sharing a report listing “startling similarities” between Pakistan’s situation and that of Malaysia, the prime…

FM calls for dialogue to resolve ME situation diplomatically

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

F.P. Report DOHA: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for dialogue to resolve Middle East situation diplomatically, believing that any confrontation in the region would be in no one’s benefit. He was talking to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Doha. He apprised the Qatari…

Fascist Modi govt putting regional peace at stake: PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Imran Khan said that fascist Modi government is putting the regional peace and security at stake to help realize their dream of Hindu Rashtra. He was talking to a delegation of youth from various walks of life in Islamabad and said that Pakistan has always wanted peace and is…

Global

Close to 400 wounded in Lebanon clashes: rescuers

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

BEIRUT (AFP): Almost 400 people were wounded on Saturday after Lebanese anti-government protesters and security forces clashed in the capital Beirut, rescue services said. It was the heaviest toll since the protests erupted three months ago, with the Red Cross and Civil Defence saying 377 people at least were rushed to hospitals or treated at…

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Yemen missile, drone attack kills at least 70 soldiers

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

DUBAI (AFP): At least 70 Yemeni soldiers were reportedly killed in missile and drone attacks blamed on Huthi rebels, on a mosque in the central province of Marib, medical and military sources said on Sunday. Saturday’s strike follows months of relative calm in the war between the Iran-backed Huthis and Yemen’s internationally recognised government which…

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In impeachment document, Democrats say Trump endangers security

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Democratic U.S. lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump said on Saturday the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country’s system of government. In a 111-page document filed before Trump’s Senate trial begins in earnest on Tuesday, the lawmakers laid out their arguments…

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China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

BEIJING (AFP): At least 17 news cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus were reported by China on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China’s Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country. The new coronavirus strain has caused alarm because of its connection to…

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Afghan government calls for complete ceasefire amid US-Taliban talks

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

KABUL (Monitoring Desk): Afghan government spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi has said that the Afghan people and the government reject the proposed “reduction in violence” by the Taliban as an “ambiguous term with no legal or military parameters”, reported Al Jazeera. “Any suggestion the Taliban have shared with the US must include ceasefire as it is the demand…

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Will try to bring resolution for Kashmir: U.S. Senator Cory Booker

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

F.P. Report WASHINGTON : U.S. Senator Cory Booker has expressed hope that a united voice would be raised for Kashmir and said they would try to bring a resolution for settlement of the Kashmir dispute. The U.S. senator has further asserted that the current happenings in the Himalayan valley were unclear, and that Kashmiris should…

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Pakistan

Karachiites have no other option except PSP: Kamal

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that the issues of Karachi cannot be resolved unless Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is uprooted from the provincial capital. Addressing traders in Karachi, Kamal said that 70 percent of Pakistan’s revenue comes from Karachi. He said that Karachiites have no other option…

Imran is the ‘captain of liars’, claims CM Shehbaz

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif labeled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Sunday as the “captain of liars. The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader claimed that the ruling party always served the public. “Our tenures are associated with public service,” he said. CM Shehbaz further claimed that Imran’s government in…

PTI to write letter against officers on strike in Punjab

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced that it will write a letter against government officers who are on strike in Punjab. The announcement was made by the PTI’s Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry. In his statements, Fawad Chaudhry said that they will write a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the…

Inquiry underway against Ahad Cheema regarding mega projects

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched inquiries into different mega projects against former director general of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema. The accountability department is conducting inquiries on different development projects including metrobus, signal-free roads and LDA City along with Aashiyana Iqbal. NAB Lahore has sought details of these projects from…

Aleem Khan summoned by NAB with details of his offshore companies on Monday

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan has been summoned by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday (tomorrow) along with all the details regarding his offshore companies disclosed in Panama Papers. The NAB has summoned Aleem Khan for providing contradictory information about his offshore companies. On his appearance, the NAB will ask…

Unknown persons lock MQM-P office in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The unidentified people on Saturday night locked the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s office in Lahore. Waseem Khokhar, leader of MQM-P told private channel that all the computers and important documents were missing from the office after breaking the lock in presence of the police in Lahore city. He added that on the directives…

Afghanistan

Afghan government calls for complete ceasefire amid US-Taliban talks

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

KABUL (Monitoring Desk): Afghan government spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi has said that the Afghan people and the government reject the proposed “reduction in violence” by the Taliban as an “ambiguous term with no legal or military parameters”, reported Al Jazeera. “Any suggestion the Taliban have shared with the US must include ceasefire as it is the demand…

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Female Journalists in Herat claim threats have increased

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Female journalists in Herat province are concerned about a lack of security and say threats against them are increasing. They cite an “increase of extremism” as the main cause. The concerns have been raised as Mawlawi Mujibur Rahman Ansari, head of Herat’s Gazargah mosque, refused to allow female journalists from covering a…

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‘Palace disregards Wolesi Jirga decisions’: MPs

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Members of the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, said on Saturday that the government does not heed their decisions, and such behavior demonstrates a lack of respect, and is in defiance of the Wolesi Jirga decisions. The MPs pointed to the case of Ajmal Ahmadi, acting minister of…

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‘No sustainable peace sans ceasefire’

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

KABUL (AT News): The government of Afghanistan has once again reiterated its stance of ceasefire in the peace talks and termed it an important constituent to facilitate the intra-Afghan talks for reaching a sustainable peace in the war-hit country. Briefing newsmen on Saturday, Presidential Spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi said that without a truce no durable peace…

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‘The war will end when the US withdraws’: Mullah Badradar

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The Taliban’s chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar said less than two weeks ago that the war will come to an end in Afghanistan once the US forces withdraw from the country. “The war will end when the US withdraws from Afghanistan,” said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the founders of…

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UN, US, EU, NATO tighten grip on Taliban push to reduce violence

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

KABUL (AT News): There is a rare and overwhelming consensus of the international community over Taliban’s proposal to reduce violence in Afghanistan as part of a bigger deal to reconcile the insurgent group to the Afghan government and end America’s longest war. “Most of the stakeholders have overwhelming consensus on key issues, including a reduction…

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Business

Govt efforts reduced power sector circular debt

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Saturday said the government has successfully reduced circular debt which is still a great threat to the economy. The infamous debt has been reduced but not as per the expectations calling for more strict measures, said Farida Rashid, President IWCCI. Just like…

Pakistan’s progress in e-commerce sales commendable: China Economic Net

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

BEIJING (INP): Pakistan’s e-commerce sales in recent year stood at Rs. 40 billion, which is highly commendable, reports China Economic Net. Quoting it’s commentator and economic export Cheng Xizhong, the report stated that there is a great growth potential for Pakistan’s e-commerce. Pakistani e-commerce policy makers will focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), improving…

APBF disappointed over seven-year high inflation

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

LAHORE (INP): All Pakistan Business Forum has expressed its serious concern over the soaring inflation, which has reached the highest level during last seven years amidst tight monetary policy of the state bank, advising the government to address structural weaknesses to put the economy on a path of sustainable growth so that the inflation could…

US will look at complaints involving 500,000 Tesla vehicles

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to formally investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla Inc vehicles over sudden unintended acceleration reports. The petition covers 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016 through 2019 Tesla Model X, and 2018 through 2019 Tesla…

UBG challenges 26 bogus votes in court cast in FPCCI annual elections

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

ISLAMABAD (INP): United Business Group (UBG) has challenged allegedly 26 bogus votes in Balouchistan High Court which were cast in recent annual election of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. UBG Central Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik talking to media here Saturday alleged that these bogus votes were maneuvered through unfair practices and…

Brexit: ‘No alignment’ with EU on regulation, Javid tells business

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

LONDON (BBC): The chancellor has warned manufacturers that “there will not be alignment” with the EU after Brexit and insists firms must “adjust” to new regulations. Speaking to the Financial Times, Sajid Javid admitted not all businesses would benefit from Brexit. The Food and Drink Federation said it sounded like the “death knell” for frictionless…

Sports

McGregor returns to UFC after demolishing Cerrone in 40-second technical knockout

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AFP): Conor McGregor made a triumphant comeback to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) octagon on Saturday, after delivering a technical knockout to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds. The mixed martial arts superstar from Ireland — returning to the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the first time since he was battered into submission…

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Farhan Zaman wins All Pakistan National Senior Squash C’ship title

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

PESHAWAR (APP): World No 76 Farhan Zaman of Pakistan Air Force took no time in eliminating his young and upcoming rival Noor Zaman in final of the All Pakistan National Senior Squash Championship played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Saturday. Legendary Jansher Khan along with Chairman KP Squash Association and Secretary Irrigation…

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Deeney misses penalty as Watford and Spurs draw 0-0

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

WATFORD (Agencies): Watford stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six matches but missed out on a fourth successive win when Troy Deeney’s second-half penalty was saved in a 0-0 home draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Skipper Deeney stepped up to take the spot kick in the 69th minute after Jan Vertonghen…

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Aqeel, Muzammil in Tennis final

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Aqeel Khan and Muzammil Murtaza moved in the men’s singles final of the 5th Begum Kulsum Saifullah Khan National Ranking Tennis Tournament here at PTF Complex on Saturday. A total number of 17 matches were played on the 5th day in all the categories. In the first Men’s singles semi-final, 2nd seed Muzammil…

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Focused, motivated to perform strongly in World Cup: U-19 captain Rohail Nazir

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

POTCHEFSTROOM (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s Under-19 captain Rohail Nazir on Saturday said that his team is “completely focused, motivated and determined to perform strongly” in the Under-19 World Cup ahead of tomorrow’s first clash against Scotland in Potchefstroom. “We are fully prepared to take on Scotland in our opener in less than 24 hours. Of course…

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Sania Mirza wins doubles title in Hobart to script dream return

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

HOBART (Agencies): In a dream start to her second innings after a two-year break, Sania Mirza lifted the WTA Hobart International trophy with partner Nadiia Kichenok after edging out Shaui Peng and Shuai Zhang in the final, here on Saturday. The unseeded Indo-Ukrainian pair pipped the second seed Chinese team 6-4, 6-4 in one hour…

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Fashion & Movies

James Bond producer rules out female 007

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The next James Bond will not be a woman, the movies’ producer said in an interview, as speculation mounts about who could replace Daniel Craig as the legendary 007. Craig, 51, is due to step down after the latest Bond film, “No Time to Die,” which will be released in April. Rumors…

Hollywood insiders speculate Meghan Makle’s return to Hollywood post #Megxit

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood insiders and experts have taken to observing the terms governing the Duke and Duchess’s decision to split from royal life. It seems as though there have been a number of reasons as to the decision, mainly stemming from rumors of closed deals. However, even if the royal does not turn…

Judge in Weinstein rape trial says case is not a ‘referendum’ on #MeToo movement

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Four men and three women were chosen on Thursday as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement. Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges in New York of assaulting two women, and…

Mumbai man gets jailed for molesting Zaira Wasim while she was a minor

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Former Bollywood star Zaira Wasim’s accused was taken into custody on Wednesday after being found guilty of molesting her during a flight in 2017. The 41-year-old businessman from Mumbai, identified as Vikas Sachdev was accused of molesting the Dangal starlet by continuously moving his foot up and down her neck and back…

Comedian Kapil Sharma shares first photo of his daughter

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Indian comedian and host Kapil Sharma has shared first photo of his daughter Anayra Sharma. The host of popular comic show The Kapil Sharma Show and his wife Ginni Chatrath had welcomed a baby girl in December last year. The big news was announced by Kapil Sharma himself on Twitter. Kapil wrote,…

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite. Lee said he was “honored to be the first person of the African diaspora” chosen for the prestigious position. Festival…

Science & Technology

Huawei’s new-generation 5G smartphone launched

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUWAIT: Chinese technology and smartphone giant Huawei has launched the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, a new-generation 5G smartphone, in Kuwait. A large crowd of consumers and fans attended the launching ceremony held at a Huawei store inside the Avenues Mall in the Farwaniya Governorate, the largest shopping mall in Kuwait. At the…

‘Invisible computing’ startup unveils smart contact lens

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A startup focused on “invisible computing” Thursday unveiled a smart contact lens which delivers an augmented reality display in a user’s field of vision. The Mojo Vision contact lens offers a display with information and notifications, and allows the user to interact by focusing on certain points. The rigid contact lens, which…

KPITB relaunches ‘Safe Women’ App with enhanced features

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) on Wednesday arranged a demonstration of an upgraded ‘Safe Women’ mobile phone application developed for female commuters of Pink Sakura Buses. Following procurement of Pink Sakura buses in Mardan and Abbottabad, the app has been upgraded to allow commuters to connect with their family and friends…

The FBI can unlock Florida terrorist’s iPhones without Apple

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: The FBI is pressing Apple Inc. to help it break into a terrorist’s iPhones, but the government can hack into the devices without the technology giant, according to experts in cybersecurity and digital forensics. Investigators can exploit a range of security vulnerabilities — available directly or through providers such as Cellebrite and…

UK’s Huawei 5G deal sparks dramatic US intervention

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A senior U.S. delegation has visited the U.K. to lobby the country against using Huawei in the country’s 5G rollout. The U.S. officials told the British government on Monday that allowing Huawei a role in building super-fast 5G networks across the country could jeopardize intelligence sharing between the two countries. They also…

Climate change: Oceans hotter than ever before, new study reveals

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk The world’s oceans are warmer than ever — and they are getting warmer faster, according to a new report. In a development that provides yet further evidence of global warming, the study, published in the Chinese journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, found that ocean temperatures in the last decade have been the warmest…

Health

China reports new cases in Wuhan virus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese health authorities said on Saturday they had discovered four more cases of pneumonia following an outbreak of what is believed to be a new coronavirus strain in the central city of Wuhan. The four individuals were diagnosed with pneumonia on Thursday and are in stable condition, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission…

China flu outbreak: Mystery Pneumonia illness symptoms, causes

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk There’s alarm in central China where a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia has been linked to a new coronavirus — a family of bugs responsible for diseases that range in severity from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. Because some of the patients worked or shopped at a seafood market…

Pakistan to launch ‘fightback’ against polio

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has scheduled two nationwide immunization campaigns for February and April this year amid its anti-polio efforts, said health officials, which after a long gap started again in December and succeeded to bring down the number of children who missed vaccination from 1.7 million to 228,000. “This is a beginning of a…

Sleep problems in older adults linked to cognitive decline and dementia: Study

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: People who have trouble falling asleep may be at increased risk of developing cognitive problems or dementia than their counterparts who sleep well, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on 51 previously published studies that followed middle-aged and older people in North America, Europe and East Asia for at least several…

Indus Hospital to address healthcare challenges in Pakistan at ICON 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: “The Conference titled ‘ICON 2020’ will highlight initiatives taken by the Indus Hospital to address healthcare challenges in Pakistan by bringing together disparate and like-minded institutions and individuals”. These thoughts were express by Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Indus Health Network (IHN) while addressing the media at the ‘ICON 2020’…

US warns citizens in China against pneumonia outbreak

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The US State Department warned Americans in China about an outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan believed to be caused by a new strain of coronavirus, and which has killed one person. The outbreak comes ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays in late January, when many of China’s…

Travel

From selling boiled eggs to skiing contest, Malam Jabba helping local children

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk MALAM JABBA: Until about a year ago, seven-year-old Zubaida Khan was selling boiled eggs to tourists in her native town to support her family, but she is now a professional athlete who is training to participate in some of the top skiing competitions in the world, a senior official at the Malam Jabba…

How American travelers plan their vacation?

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk Americans take on average 4.4 trips per year. Now imagine what that number could be if they used all of their vacation days instead of accruing unused PTO. According to U.S. Travel, Americans racked up 768 million days of unused PTO in 2018. National Plan for Vacation Day, on January 28, brings this…

Maldives desperate for funds as islands risk going under

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The tropical Maldives may lose entire islands unless it can quickly access cheap financing to fight the impact of climate change, its foreign minister said. The archipelago’s former president Mohamed Nasheed famously held a cabinet meeting underwater to draw attention to submerging land and global warming a decade ago. Yet the…

Croatia’s Tourism Promoted at Austria’s Largest Holiday and Travel Show

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk ZAGREB: The 2020 Vienna Ferienmesse tourism fair opened on Thursday with more than 800 exhibitors from over 80 countries including Croatia, which is a favourite destination for Austrian tourists. “Croatia is one of the favourite destinations for Austrians who travel to Croatia several times a year and in their own vehicles,” a press…

Australian tourism industry seeks urgent help as cost of bushfires grows

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: Australia’s peak tourism body estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help from the government to lure back visitors. Industry bosses were due to meet with Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham later on Thursday as storms and heavy rain brought…

Tourists throng snow-covered Laram Top

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: Despite heavy rain in parts of Lower Dir and snowfall on hill tops tourists along with their families thronged the scenic snow-covered Laram Top in Adenzai to enjoy the current spell of snowfall in the valley. Tourists from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, majority of them children and youth were seen on…

Articles

Is India fit for UN Security Council Permanent Seat?

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

Shehla Naz Subsequent to World War II , nations opposed to the Nazi-Fascist axis congregated in San Francisco with an eye to secure next generations from the evil of war and consented to establish the United Nations (UN). Major powers who played major role in the war against the Axis powers i.e. France, UK, US…

Educational challenges in coming decade

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Lamia Sameen Malik Statistically 32% of primary school age girls are out of school in Pakistan, as compared to 21% of boys of equal age. By grade six, 59 percent of girls are out of school, versus 49 percent of boys. Sadly, only 13 percent of girls are still in school by 9th grade. Both…

Pakistan’s security matrix-challenges incognito

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Shehla Naz While being a front line country in war against terrorism since 9/11, Pakistan has played a critical in apprehending Al-Qaeda terrorists. Through kinetic measures and intelligence based operations Pakistan security forces cleared the homeland from the scourge of terrorism. For now major terrorist groups in the region are concentrated largely inside Afghanistan enjoying…

The end of impunity

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Munir Saeed On Dec. 17, 1998, Americans woke up to the New York Times headline “Impeachment vote in House delayed as Clinton launches Iraq airstrike.” Fast forward to Jan. 4, 2020 and CNN quoted a Washington Post report that “Some Democrats were privately worried about sending impeachment articles to senate amid Iran tensions.” Deja vu…

Cyber bullying

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Maaz Jilani Internet has taken the world by storm since 2000’s but had already existed in 1990’s trying to make its benchmark it has made now. With every passing year internet keep making betterment not just into their speed but quality too. In this fast growing era now everything is a tap away. You want…

Future of Work and Pakistani Migrants

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Zaigham Abbas The World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. Work is constantly reshaped by technological progress. Dig-ital technology is also changing how people work and the terms on which they work. Pakistan ranks 7th in…

Editorial

UN report, Pakistan’s economy prospects

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

The UN report on South Asian economies titled, World Economic Situation and Prospects, projects a fluctuating growth pattern of Pakistan’s economy in the next few years. It predicts that GDP growth rate of the current fiscal year will be 3.3 percent which will drop to 2.1 percent in the next fiscal year. The report highlights…

Vice Chancellors’ appointment

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

The standard criteria of merit-cum-fitness have been abandoned for the appointment of Vice Chancellors in the public sector universities since the devolution of higher education to provinces in 2010 under 18th Amendment. Political affiliations were a norm for the appointment on this coveted post in the first and last ANP government in 2008-13. The previous…

Putin Hunted for Scapegoats and Found Medvedev

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

Leonid Bershidsky When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a radical overhaul of Russia’s governance system this week, he also ended the Medvedev era. Dmitry Medvedev was, at least formally, Putin’s closest sidekick, the politician with whom the strongman was most willing to share formal power. Whether or not it’s time for Medvedev’s political obit, his…

What does Berlin Conference have in store for Libya?

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

Yasin Aktay The conference called for by Germany that is set to convene in Berlin to ensure a ceasefire in Libya and contribute to the political solution, wou-ld be meaningless if Khal-ifa Haftar is to object to the ceasefire decision last minute. Similar to previous meetings, it would be just another convention unlikely to yield…

Turning blind eye towards reality

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Neither the previous government nor the present one have taken into confidence the business community about the protection of loabour intensive local industry and providing opportunities of joint ventures to local entrepreneurs with Chinese Companies in the special economic zones which are crucial for the second phase of industrialisation in the country. A delegation of…

Hayatabad police versus citizens

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Of late the police of Hayatabad Phase-7 Police Station personnel have adopted an attitude of creating troubles for the law abiding citizens by puncturing the tires of vehicles parked outsides houses at the time of Maghrib prayer in mosques. Normally, the government offices close at 5 PM and the employees after returning from duty park…

Arts and Literature

‘Everywhere in Saudi Arabia, you see a cultural revolution:’ Ex-French Minister Jack Lang

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: A major Paris exhibition showcasing the wonders of AlUla, Saudi Arabia’s archaeological treasure house, has been extended following “inspiring” media and visitor interest in the groundbreaking display. The “AUla: Wonder of Arabia” exhibition at the Arab World Institute (IMA) was originally due to run from Oct. 9 to Jan. 19, but has…

64th Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The two-day 64th Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) and one-day 7th teacher’s Literature Festival (TLF) will be held on January 21-23, 2020 at the Children Library Complex (CLC), Lahore. CLF was first launched at Lahore in November 2011 at the same venue. The CLF is a flagship program of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) founded by…

Mohenjo Daro: Ancient masterpiece of modern urban planning

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOHENJO DARO: Streets running at right angles to each other, well-structured and elegant administrative, residential and industrial units, waste containers, and a covered drainage system are what modern urban planning should offer. It did, but 5,000 years ago. Welcome to Mohenjo Daro. The ancient cosmopolitan city on the banks of the Indus River…

The case for protecting Saudi Arabia’s ancient art of Khawlani coffee production

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk JAZAN: At the southernmost tip of Saudi Arabia, just a few kilometers from the Saudi-Yemeni border, is the verdant region of Jazan, blessed with its rocky mountain tops, green wadis, deep forests, hot springs and boundless fertile land. It is also home to the local Khawlani coffee bean. Although the Arabica coffee bean…

Bedouin event in London highlights challenge of balancing heritage with modernization

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: An exhibition celebrating the cultural heritage of the Bedouin people living in Lebanon, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories opens in London on Wednesday. “Arab Bedouin: No Future Without Past” gives visitors a chance to meet members of the Bedouin community living in the Levant, learn their stories told through art, photography,…

Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø added to Emirates Literature Fest lineup

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has announced its latest panel speaker — world-renowned Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø. The mind behind the internationally popular Harry Hole detective crime novels will be on hand at the event, which runs from Feb. 4-9. His latest novel, “Knife,” sees the detective given a chance…