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Russia’s FM says Kashmir problem is matter of direct India-Pakistan talks

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The Kashmir problem is a matter of direct talks between India and Pakistan and Russia doesn’t support the initiative to discuss it within the United Nations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. “We have always insisted that the Kashmir problem be resolved through direct talks between India and Pakistan in…

Pakistan wants to be partner in peace: Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

 Jalil Afridi Washington DC: Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan wants to be a partner in peace in Middle East and will not become a party to any escalation in the region.  Qureshi is visiting Washington DC after his recent visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia where he held meetings with…

Qureshi, Pompeo discuss Middle East situation

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

F.P. Report WASHINGTON: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the situation in the Middle East. Qureshi is on the final leg of his tri-state visit aimed at diffusing US-Iran tensions, as instructed by Prime Minister Imran Khan. During the meeting, Qureshi also…

China calls on India to respond positively to request of UNSC members on Kashmir issue

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

BEIJING (Monitoring Desk): After a recently-held United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting to review the situation in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, China has called on India to “give serious consideration and positive response to the request of UNSC members” on the issue. The remarks were made on Friday during a press conference by the Chinese…

Air Marshal Ahmer Shehzad Leghari appointed Vice Chief of Air Staff

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has appointed Air Marshal Ahmer Shehzad Leghari as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, according to the PAF spokesperson on Friday. He was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in November, 1984. During his illustrious career, Air Marshal Leghari commanded fighter squadron and Operational Air…

PM Imran proposes three names for CEC in letter to Shehbaz

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote a letter to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, proposing three names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). The letter—written by the prime minister on January 15—calls for “meaningful negotiations” with the PML-N leader for the appointment of the new election commission chief. The…

Global

Hook: Iran’s threats will isolate it more

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (Agencies): US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday that the more Iran threatens the world, the more isolated it will become. “As long as the regime threatens the world it will become more isolated,” Hook said in response to Khamenei’s speech earlier on Friday. “Until Iran behaves like a normal nation…

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Hanging of Delhi rapists pushed back to later date

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: An Indian court on Friday ordered that four men convicted of the infamous 2012 gang rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus would now be hanged on February 1. The court had earlier said they would be executed on January 22, a ruling that prompted the convicts…

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UK expands Hezbollah asset freeze, targets entire organization

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Britain’s Treasury said on Friday it designated the entire Lebanese Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group under its Terrorism and Terrorist Financing rules, and as such its assets will be frozen. Previously it was only Hezbollah’s military wing which was subject to asset freezing under UK government rules. Hezbollah, a heavily armed…

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Dershowitz to defend Trump

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (Agencies): US President Donald Trump’s legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into president Bill Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. The team will also include Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general and a…

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Israeli forces attack Palestinian worshipers in Al-Aqsa

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israeli police on Friday stormed Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa complex and attacked worshippers after morning prayer, according to eyewitnesses. Thousands of Palestinians performed morning prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to affirm their devotion to it and their refusal to the Israeli incursions. As the prayer ended, the worshipers came out chanting “Allahu Akbar”…

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Lebanese protesters decry forces’ use of violence

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

BEIRUT (Agencies): Lebanese protesters decried security forces’ use of violence during rallies over the past two days, including attacks on journalists and the detention of over 100 people. Dozens of people, including journalists, rallied outside the Interior Ministry denouncing what they said was the systematic use of force against members of the media. Many raised…

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Pakistan

Seven injured in gas pipeline explosion in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: As many as seven persons were injured in Nustral Bhutto Colony of Karachi after a gas pipeline exploded on Wednesday night. Three women and children were also included in the injured persons and they were shifted to nearby hospital after the incident. Following the gas pipeline explosion, the nearby houses were collapsed…

PM to attend TAPI function

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Abbasi, on the invitation of presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan from February 22 to 23 to participate in the ground-breaking (link-up) ceremonies of Turkmenistan- Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, lines of electricity transmission and fiber optics. During his visit,…

Mayor Karachi gets presentation of BRT Underground Bus Station

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar said BRT Green Line Project was an important mass transit project of the city and its completion would provide better travel facilities to citizens. Underground bus station and subway designed for BRT at Numaish Chowrangi is the first of its kind facility in Pakistan that has been planned…

Chief of Malaysian navy visits Pak naval field commands

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of Royal Malaysian Navy, Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Hj Ahmad Badaruddin, who is on an official visit to Pakistan met with various Naval Field Commands in Lahore and Karachi, said a statement issued here by directorate of public relations of Pakistan Navy on Wednesday. The visiting dignitary has already called…

Apex court verdict victory of truth: Haleem

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2018

F.P. Report Karachi: The verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on a petition against the Election Act 2017 is the victory of truth and now Nawaz Sharif has also been declared disqualified to head the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, said Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) leader Haleem Adil Sheikh here Wednesday. According to details, the…

HEC awards 64 best university teachers for 2016

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2018

F.P. Report Islamabad: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Engr. Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman has said that the teachers are the very big source for taking any nation towards development. The Federal Minister was addressing as chief guest the “Best University Teacher Awards-2016” Ceremony at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Auditorium on Wednesday. He said…

Afghanistan

Countries affected by jet crash call for transparency

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Senior officials from Afghanistan, Canada, Ukraine, Sweden and the UK met in London on Thursday to discuss the urgency of support for the families of those affected in the Ukrainian airliner crash in Tehran on January 8 in which all 176 people on board were killed. The response group for the families…

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Young Afghan woman teaches Sufi dance in Kabul for ‘inner peace’

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL (Reuters): Fahima Mirzaie set up a dance school for women in the Afghan capital last year, hoping to help her students fight depression and find inner peace in a war-torn country where dancing is widely considered taboo. Some 20 young Afghan women have signed up for classes to learn “Sama” – a…

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Govt bodies dispute value of 2019 Afghan exports

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) rejected a report by the Ministry Industry and Commerce that says Afghanistan’s exports jumped to $1 billion in 2019. An NSIA report shows that exports for nine months of 2019–the full-year assessment is not yet complete–were worth at least $535 million. Afghanistan’s main exports, according…

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Afghan U19 cricket team defeats South Africa by 7 wickets

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The Afghan national U19 cricket team defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the opening match of the U19 Cricket World Cup on Friday.  Afghanistan’s Imran Mir and Ibrahim Zadran played a key role in the match against the rival South African squad.  South Africa set a target of 129 runs for…

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Experts urge govt to avoid politics in security shakeup

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Military experts and members of parliament on Friday said that reshuffling in the government is a normal routine to improve performance in the institutions, however they called on the Afghan government to skip politics, particularly in the security sector. They said that in recent years, occasionally, reshuffling of security officials in the…

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Every Afghan duty bound to partake in nation-building: Ghani

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

KABUL (AT News): President Ashraf Ghani has launched an unprecedented academic discussion around the topics of Afghanistan’s culture, history and national identity aimed at making them public knowledge and essentially turned to a national debate. Lecturers, students, researchers and experts from three universities – including the Kabul University, the Polytechnic University and the American University…

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Business

HBFC signs MoU with Wavetec Ltd

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: MoU signing ceremony was recently held between House Building Finance Company (HBFC) & Wavetec (Pvt.) Ltd. The MoU was signed by Mr. Faisal Murad, Group Head Business & Operations – HBFC & Mr. Asif Siddiqi, Head of Finance – Wavetec, in the presence of senior executives of both the organizations. Through this…

Razak urges EV to be made in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Industries and Production, Commerce, Textile and Investment Abdul Razzak Dawood urged that “Made in Pakistan” will be supported in each policy including Electric Vehicle (EV) Manufacturing, which is only way forward. The imports will be discouraged and provision of job to youth will be targeted while aiming…

OGDCL donates basic life support ambulance to Islamabad Traffic Police

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: OGDCL donated state of the art Basic Life Support Ambulance to Islamabad Traffic Police here at OGDCL Head Office Islamabad. An impressive ceremony was held at OGDCL House, Islamabad by Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) Department of OGDCL. Irteza Ali Qureshi, Chief Financial Officer, Malik Muhammad Afzal GM I/C (Admin/HR), GM CSR Salim…

Rupee gains 6 paisa against US dollar

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee extended an upward trend against the US dollar at the start of trade on Friday. According to forex dealers, the rupee appreciated by 6 paisa and is trading at 154.60 against the greenback in the interbank market. The local currency rose 11 paisa to finish at 154.66 against the…

China economy grows in 2019 but with slowest pace in three decades

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China’s economy weakened to its slowest pace in three decades in 2019 as weaker domestic demand and trade tensions with the United States took their toll, official data showed Friday. The world’s second-largest economy grew by 6.1 per cent last year, its worst performance since 1990, according to the National Bureau of…

Indonesia hails ‘historic’ $22.9bn mega-investment deal with UAE

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: Indonesia’s business community on Thursday welcomed the UAE’s pledge to pump tens of billions of dollars into a wide range of key sector projects. President Joko Widodo and his entourage secured an overall $22.9 billion deal during an official two-day visit to Abu Dhabi earlier this week covering the fields of energy,…

Sports

India beat Australia to level one-day series

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

RAJKOT (AFP): Steve Smith hit a swashbuckling 98 but Australia could not stop India powering to a 36 run victory to level their one-day series on Friday. Thrashed by 10 wickets in the first of the three-match series, Shikhar Dhawan made 96, KL Rahul 80 and captain Virat Kohli 78 as India made 340 for…

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Hafeez says to retire from int’l cricket after World T20

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan all-around Mohammad Hafeez, who was recalled for the Bangladesh series yesterday, said that he will retire from international cricket after the Twenty20 World Cup later this year to end his career on a good note. The 38-year-old was Thursday recalled to Pakistan’s Twenty20 series against Bangladesh starting in Lahore from January…

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Battling Barty sets up Adelaide final, Rublev wins thriller

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

ADELAIDE (Agencies): World number one Ashleigh Barty will warm up for the Australian Open with a final at the Adelaide International after a 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) comeback win over Danielle Collins on Friday. The Australian, whose matches have been 5,000-strong sellouts all week at Memorial Drive, will face Dayana Yastremska on Saturday for the…

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England declare first innings on 499

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

PORT ELIZABETH (Agencies): England declared their first innings on 499 for nine after Ollie Pope and Mark Wood slammed 73 runs in 8.4 overs off a tired South African attack after tea on the second day of the third Test on Friday. Pope finished on 135 not out, while Wood thrashed five sixes in making…

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Spanish driver Carlos Sainz wins Dakar Rally for third time

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

RIYADH (AFP): Veteran Spanish driver Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally for the third time on Friday, finishing with a comfortable winning margin in the first running of the event in Saudi Arabia. The 57-year-old crossed the line in the 12th and final stage 6min 21sec ahead of nearest challenger and reigning champion Nasser al-Attiyah…

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The time to deliver has arrived: Ijaz Ahmed

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

LAHORE (APP): Pakistan U19 team hit the ground running a day after arriving in Potchefstroom as the team underwent a strenuous training and practice session at the North West University Sports Village, Potchefstroom on Thursday. The team is on a high after convincing wins in the two warm-up games against Nigeria and Sri Lanka during…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

Mrs. World 2020 to help suffering children in Sri Lanka

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Sri Lankan beauty queen and Mrs. World pageant titleholder Caroline Jurie, 27, plans to use her new-found fame to inspire and empower children in the island nation. Mother of the two-year-old girl and hailing from a middle-class family from Kandana, a suburb of capital Colombo, she always aspired to be a model,…

Science & Technology

‘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…

U.S. Makes Final Plea to Johnson to Block Huawei From 5G Network

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk Senior U.S. officials visited London on Monday with a last-ditch plea that Boris Johnson’s government not allow Huawei Technologies Co. to supply equipment for its 5G broadband networks, warning that U.S. intelligence-sharing could be at risk. The delegation, led by Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger and including officials from the State Department,…

Health

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…

Another polio case surfaces in Lakki Marwat

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

F.P. Report LAKKI MARWAT: The National Institute of Health (NIH) has notified a new wild polio virus (WPV) case from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Lakki Marwat district, taking the number of cases registered across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 92. Lakki Marwat, with 32 polio cases, is the worst-performing district in terms of protection against polio, with the…

Tiny ‘living robots’ made from FROG embryos could be used to destroy cancer cells

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk Tiny ‘Living robots’ named Xenobots have been created from frog embryos and they could be used to destroy cancer cells or remove microplastics from the oceans. They were developed by researchers from Vermont University and Tufts University who adapted stem cells taken from the embryo of the African frog Xenopus Laevis. The bots…

Travel

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…

Why 2020 is the year to visit Cairo

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Founded in 969AD, modern Cairo may seem young in comparison to the 4,500-year-old pyramids just across the Nile. But the city has seen its own share of history in its lifetime, including occupations by the Ottomans and British and revolutions that changed the course of the country. Cairo and the region’s history…

UAE-Manila flights cancelled as volcano erupts in Philippines

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk MANILA: A sudden volcanic eruption in the Philippines on Monday led the authorities to evacuate the nearby villages and shut down Manila’s international airport, offices and schools. An alternative airport north of Manila at Clark freeport remained open but authorities would shut it down too if ashfall threatens flights, the Civil Aviation Authority…

Articles

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…

Iran must change its course

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Rustam Shah Mohmand The Iranian missile that brought down a Ukranian passenger aircraft and killed 176 people will have far reaching implications for the regime in Tehran, ramifications for Iran’s image and its relations with other countries. After all, shooting down a passenger jet due to “an error of judgment” reflects badly on the systems…

Editorial

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…

Pursuit of Afghan peace…

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Learning from the bitter experience of post-Soviet forces withdrawal era in Afghanistan, Pakistan has urged the United States to avoid repeating the past mistake and fulfill its responsibility by actively participating in the reconstruction of Afghanistan when it withdraws its troops from this country in the wake of a peace deal with Taliban. Positive signals…

Vicious circle of circular debt

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Contrary to the claims of federal government to have lowered the rate of increase in the piling circular debt from Rs.39 billion to Rs.10 billion per month, its burden is fast rising. Federal minister for Power Division, Umer Ayub Khan had claimed in a press conference two months ago that circular debt is on downward…

UNSC meeting on Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

United Nations Security Council held in camera session to review the human rights situation in the occupied Kashmir. The lock down there has entered the 165th day and 8 million Kashmiris are under siege laid by Indian forces. They are not even allowed by Indian government to say congregational prayers in mosques on Fridays for…

Disaster management

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Due to highly vulnerable climate change impact, Pakistan is being hit by natural calamities every year. But the civilian organisations mandated for carrying out rescue and relief operation in the wake of natural disasters lack the capacity and means to perform their role in this regard. Heavy snowfall and multiple avalanches have brought havoc in…

Arts and Literature

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…

30 historical mosques restored across Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The Mohammed bin Salman Project for Developing Historical Mosques has completed its first phase, renovating 30 mosques in 10 Saudi regions at a cost of more than SR50 million ($13 million) over 423 days. This is part of the crown prince’s directive to renovate 130 historical mosques throughout the Kingdom, using Saudi…