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Malala asks UN to help schoolchildren in Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Saturday urged the world leaders who are going to attend the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York to “help children go safely back to school” in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir . “I am deeply concerned about reports of 4,000 people, including children, arbitrarily…

Trump confirms death of Osama Bin Laden’s son

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): Hamza bin Laden, son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, was killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday. “The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives al-Qa’ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities…

Four soldiers martyred in terrorist attacks near Pak–Afghan border

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Four Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and one was injured in two separate terrorist attacks in the border regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the military said on Saturday. The first attack took place in Upper Dir district near the border with Afghanistan, the military’s media wing, the ISPR, said in a statement. Terrorists from…

Kashmir clampdown: EU parliament members call for trade, travel sanctions on India

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report BRUSSELS: Members of the European Union Parliament called for trade and travel sanctions on India over the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir, on Friday. According to reports, the Co-Chair of the Friends of Kashmir Group in the EU parliament, Richard Corbett, called for utilizing all possible means to mount pressure on…

PAT chief Qadri announces to quit politics

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has announced to quit politics and the chairmanship of the party, on Saturday. In a video message on social media, Qadri said “I am taking retirement from PAT chairmanship and politics,” He added “It was due to our struggle that the accountability process began and…

Court case: Court extends Rana Sanaullah judicial remand till Sept 28

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An Anti-Narcotics Court has extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab President Rana Sanaullah till September 28 in a drug smuggling case, on Saturday. According to reports, Rana Sanaullah was produced before duty judge Khalid Bashir along with other suspects. The court ordered the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) to submit…

Global

Turkish, US military chiefs discuss Syria safe zone

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s chief of general staff and his U.S. counterpart discussed a safe zone in Syria along Turkey’s border on the sidelines of a NATO conference in Slovenia, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Saturday. Yasar Guler and Joseph Dunford held a bilateral meeting in capital Ljubljana where a two-day NATO Military Committee Conference is…

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Drones strike Saudi oil facilities

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

RIYADH (AA): Fire erupted in two facilities of Saudi Arabia’s oil company Aramco following strikes by armed drones, the country’s official press agency reported Saturday. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), an anonymous spokesman from the country’s Interior Ministry said the fire broke out in the oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais of Aramco early…

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Trump says he discussed ‘mutual defense’ treaty with Netanyahu

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AFP): United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of moving forward on a “mutual defense” treaty between the allies, just three days before Israeli voters go to the polls. “I had a call today with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility…

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Gates Foundation under fire over award to Indian PM Modi

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

(Web Desk): The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has once again come under fire, this time from three Nobel Peace Laureates over the foundation’s decision to honour Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mairead Maguire (Nobel Peace Laureate, 1976), Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman (Nobel Peace Laureate, 2011) and Shirin Ebadi (Nobel Peace Laureate, 2003) have called on…

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Somalia: 3 killed in attacks targeting prime minister

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): At least three people were killed on Saturday in twin attacks allegedly targeting Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, police said. Mustaf Abdirahman, a police officer in Lower Shabelle region told Anadolu Agency over the phone, the first attack was a grenade explosion which took place while Khaire was addressing a large…

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US congresswoman urges India to lift the curfew from the occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has denounced the Indian government’s revocation of Articles 370 and 35A in occupied Kashmir and urged New Dehli to lift the curfew from the valley. In a statement issued on Friday on her website, Tlaib said, “I condemn the Indian government’s revocation of Articles 370 and 35A, the…

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Pakistan

Kulsoom Nawaz files nomination papers as PML-N’s candidate for NA-120 by-polls

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

ISLAMABAD (INP): Asif Kirmani and Captain Safdar filed the nomination papers of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife for the upcoming by-poll at the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) Lahore office on Friday. “Nawaz Sharif’s lions have defeated you in the elections in Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and local bodies and cantonment board elections in recent…

Qadri announces sit-in on Aug 16 in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman, Dr Tahirul Qadri has announced to stage a sit-in against the government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on August 16 on Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, he said that Nawaz Sharif was shouting like a thief who shouts after committing a wanton act. He…

Maria Toorpakai appreciates that Imran extended support

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Squash great Maria Toorpakai has appreciated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman’s tweet that barred his party workers and social media activists to malign her for being sister to disgruntled party representative Ayesha Gulalai who accused Khan of making unwelcome advances. Toorpakai conversed with the media at Squash Complex in Lahore and said that…

PM Abbasi replaces Dar as head of ECC

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will replace Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as the chairman of Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet and a notification was issued in this regard of Friday. According to sources, the committee comprises of ministers of petroleum, information, commerce, communications, industries and production, law, planning, railways, food and…

YDA Strike day 11: Only emergency wards open in Multan hospitals

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

F.P. Report MULTAN: Young Doctor Association strike entered in its 11th day on Friday, YDAs were only performing duties at the emergency wards of government hospitals in Multan and were on strike in other departments. According to the health department, senior doctors were working in the departments boycotted by the young doctors. But as state…

31 suspects arrested in search operation under Raddul Fasaad : ISPR

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

F.P. Report QUETTA: Frontier Corps and Police personnel arrested 31 suspected persons including Afghan nationals in a search operation conducted under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad in the wee hours of Friday. According to an Inter Services Public Relations statement, search operations were conducted in Kuchlak, Kachi Shahwani, Saryab, Hazarganji, Nawankali and Faizabad areas early in the Friday…

Afghanistan

Taliban negotiating team arrives in Russia days after US President Trump says talks ‘dead’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived in Russia on Friday, a representative of the Afghan insurgent group told a foreign news agency, just days after United States President Donald Trump declared that he had ended peace talks with the group. According to a report published by the Russian state news agency…

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US House Committee subpoenas Khalilzad on Taliban talks

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives on Thursday issued a subpoena to the Trump administration’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, ZalmayKhalilzad, demanding he appear before the panel next week to explain the “failure” of the US-Taliban talks, US media reported. Rep. Eliot Engel of New York accused the…

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‘Ready to suppress Taliban in North’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum said he is ready to defeat the Taliban within six months if the Afghan government and the US provide him the chance. Speaking in a video conference in Kabul, Mr. Dostum said he has already provided his military plan for defeating the Taliban offshoots…

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Spokesman: Trump’s decision ‘surprised’ Taliban

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A spokesman of the Taliban political office in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen, has said that the US President Donald Trump’s decision to call off negotiations with the group was “surprising” and “astonishing” to the group as they were preparing for the signing of a peace deal which was “finalized in principle” when they…

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Afghan forces recapture Munjan

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk FAIZABAD: Security forces after days of fighting were able to recapture Karan waMunjan district in Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan province, an army statement said here Friday. The security forces, launching a counter-offensive a couple of days ago, had forced militants to flee, the statement said. Without providing information on casualties of both sides, the…

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Afghan soldier’s relatives held his funeral, 9 months later, he called them

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

KUNAR (Agencies): It’s a common occurrence in Afghanistan: a soldier is killed fighting the Taliban, the body is returned home and the family buries the remains. Rarely does the dead soldier call up to say he’s alive. But that’s what happened to the family of Nematullah, a soldier who like many Afghans goes only by…

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Business

LSE flatly rejects HK’s $ 39 billion takeover offer

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) emphatically rejected the Hong Kong bourse’s $39 billion takeover offer on Friday, opting to stick with its planned purchase of data and analytics group Refinitiv. The Hong Kong exchange will now likely have to go hostile and present a better offer directly to LSE shareholders if it…

Ford, GM rev up electric pickup trucks to head off Tesla

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: Large pickup trucks that tow most of the profits in to Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co are holdovers from another century – with heavy ladder frames and big internal combustion engines in the front driving the wheels in the back. Now, Ford and GM are racing to design radical new…

Overseas Pakistani workers remit $1,690.9m

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US$ 1,690.9 million in the August 2019 as compared with US$ 2039.3 million received during July 2019. This showed a decline of US$ of 348.4 million on month-on-month basis, reflecting the usual one-off post Eid-ul-Azha effect. On cumulative basis, workers’ remittances stood at US$ 3,730.2 million during Jul-Aug…

‘SEZs to boost exports to $1.5 billion per annum’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Special Economic Zones (SEZs) would help country enhancing export by $1 billion to $ 1.5 billion per annum in the short-run by ensuring effective and comprehensive planning. Talking to a high level delegation of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) led by its Senior Vice President Shahzad Nasir on Friday Faisalabad…

SCCI seeks relaxation in Axle Load Regime

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: President of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Faiz Muhammad Faizi on Friday urged the government and Ministry of Communications to bring relaxation in the Axle Load Regime and to provide equal facilities to make the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa industries competitive with other provinces. Mr Faizi said KP industries are already reeling…

Haroon takes over as president advisory board

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Graana group, the leading real estate and technological group of Pakistan has announced that lieutenant General (R) Muhammad Haroon Aslam HI (M) has joined Graana group of companies as president advisory Board. Before being named as president advisory board, General Haroon Aslam has been CEO & MD of Fauji Fertilizers Bin Qasim…

Sports

PCB cancels Mohammad Hasnain’s NOC for CPL

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has cancelled the no objection certificate (NOC) granted to fast- bowler Mohammad Hasnain that allowed him to feature in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and instructed him to return to Pakistan immediately to take part in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy after the media raised the…

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ITF says Pakistan-India Davis Cup tie to be held in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said the upcoming Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India has been rescheduled for the week commencing November 15 in Islamabad. The ITF in its statement regarding the Asia/Oceania Group I tie between Pakistan and India said, “The Davis Cup Committee has determined that the Davis…

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Satisfied with security in Pakistan, says Thirimanne

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Sri Lanka stand-in One-day International (ODI) captain Lahiru Thirimanne has expressed his confidence in the security plan for the upcoming limited-overs series tour to Pakistan. While speaking in an interview, Thirimanne said that his family is on board with his decision to tour. “My complete focus is on cricket, not security,” he…

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Pakistan’s Waseem knocks out Filipino to become flyweight champ

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan’s pugilist Mohammad Waseem made the nation proud when he won his world ranking fight by knocking out Philippines Canrado Tanamor at Dubai’s Caesars on late Friday. According information received here, Wasim took only 82 seconds to knock out the Filipino in the first round of the flyweight bout. The 32-year-old, who last…

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Mane, Salah combine to maintain Liverpool’s perfect start

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

LIVERPOOL (Agencies): Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by coming from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday. The European champions have a history of starting slowly in early kick-offs under Jurgen Klopp and only arose from their slumber after the Magpies…

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Andrew Strauss appointed ECB’s cricket committee chairman

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Former England captain Andrew Strauss is back in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as cricket committee chairman and will drive the development of the game at all levels as part of his new role. The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, stepped down as ECB’s director of cricket last year to…

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Fashion & Movies

‘I am deeply ashamed’: Felicity Huffman weeps as judge hands down sentence in admissions scandal

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: A Boston judge sentenced Felicity Huffman to two weeks behind bars on Friday for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT scores in the sweeping college admissions scandal. The former “Desperate Housewives” star wept as she apologized to the court and her two daughters for her shameful actions before Judge Indira Talwani…

Chhichhore going strong at the box office

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Nitesh Tiwari directorial Chhichhore has been going strong at the box office. The film opened at Rs 7.01 crore which rose up to Rs 16.41 crore on its first Sunday. Further, Chhichhore minted Rs 8.10 crore on Monday, Rs 10.05 crore on Tuesday, Rs 7.20 crore on Wednesday and Rs 7.50 crore…

Kareena Kapoor Khan wants to do more reality shows

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in Veere Di Wedding on the big screen, is now a regular on the small screen. The actress treated her fans to the news of judging a dance reality show which is being aired on Zee Tv currently. Recently, in an interview with a daily…

Sufi folk festival from Sept 19

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A four-day folk festival at Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur will commence from September 19. According to a statement on Thursday, the festival is being jointly organized by the Thespianz Foundation Karachi and Shah Abdul Latif University. Vice Chancellor (VC), Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, Prof Dr Parveen Shah and…

Aamir Khan to work in Gulshan Kumar’s biopic

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: This sure comes as good news to all the Aamir Khan fans. He is back to playing the late music baron, Gulshan Kumar in the biopic titled Mogul. Aamir Khan, who was producing the film as well, backed out of the film last year following the #MeToo allegations against Subhash Kapoor, the…

“I know people were disappointed” – Sanjay Dutt on the failure of Kalank

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sanjay Dutt’s next big-screen outing Prasthanam, which is also his home production is about to release and the actor is currently on a promotional spree. During an interview with a leading daily, Sanjay Dutt was asked about, his last outing, Dharma Productions’ Kalank co-starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Aditya…

Science & Technology

NASA tests space concrete for future Mars habitats

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need someplace to hang their hat (or spacesuit helmet). Concrete could potentially allow…

Google agrees 945 million euro tax settlement with France

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle claims with French…

Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: When Apple Inc (AAPL.O) introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.” “When you press the shutter button…

China’s biggest radio telescope picked up over 100 mysterious signals from outer space

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China’s largest radio telescope has been picking up mysterious signals from outer space. It’s been detecting what are known as ‘FRBs’ (Fast Radio Bursts) which are small pulses of radio waves originating out in the cosmos. The source of the signals is unknown but they are believed to be coming from a…

Apple launches three new iPhones with better cameras, chips

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Tuesday played to its strengths with powerful new iPhone and iPad models able to serve as stages for its new game and television services. The Silicon Valley titan added into the mix a new-generation Apple Watch that can tell when a place it getting too noisy or help point…

Apple, Foxconn say they overly relied on temporary workers in China

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Co Ltd (2354.TW) on Monday rebutted allegations of lapses in people management leveled by a non-profit monitor of worker rights, though confirmed they employed too many temporary workers. The response comes after China Labor Watch on Monday issued a lengthy report accusing the two…

Health

Scientists find psychiatric drugs affect gut contents

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk COPENHAGEN: Scientists are increasingly finding that the microbiome — the bacterial content of the digestive system — has effects on other functions in the body, and vice versa. A group of Irish-based scientists has given 7 groups of rats (8 animals in each group) normal or slightly elevated levels of individual psychopharmaceuticals, including…

55 cases of dengue reported from KP, 39 from Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the dengue updates report around 55 cases so far reported of dengue in which 39 cases were reported from Peshawar. According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department around 11 cases were reported of dengue from district while one case was reported from district Mansehra, one case reported from Charsadda, three…

Directs stern action against propagandists: CM directs authorities to be active in preventing, controlling Dengue virus

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday directed all departments concerned to play proactive role for the prevention and control of Dengue virus in the province further directing the immediate hiring of entomologists for exterminating the virus permanently from the province. He was presiding over meeting, held here at Chief Minister’s…

Dengue confirmed among seven patients in Haripur

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

F.P. Report HARIPUR: At-least 18 suspected patients of dengue fever Wednesday admitted in Dengue Ward of District Headquarters Hospital Haripur where 7 were confirmed with the disease after blood analysis from National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad. According to District Health Officer (DHO) office, Haripur 18 suspected patients of Dengue fever including children, women, and…

Dengue fever claims one more life in Fiasalabad

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: A 14-year-old boy succumbed to dengue fever in Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital, on Wednesday. According to reports, the deceased was identified as Aryan and he was admitted in the hospital few days back after being diagnosed with dengue larvae. Apart from this, three other patients including two sisters have also been found infected…

World Suicide Prevention Day: WHO urges action, Twitter discusses stigma

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk GENEVA: Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year — one every 40 seconds — and more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to avert the tragedies. In a fresh report, the UN health agency said that the global suicide rate had…

Travel

One town in Italy will pay you $765 a month to live there

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Yep, you read that right. Molise, a region south of Rome that extends from the mountainous interior to the Adriatic Sea, is offering 700 Euros a month (roughly $765), for three years, if you move there. The area is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and therefore has preserved much of its character…

Thai tourists enjoys beauty of Swat

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: Female tourist from Thailand enjoyed the natural beauty of Swat valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while staying in camping pods opened to foreign, domestic tourists at Gabin Jabba. Suwida is the first tourist from Thailand, who stayed at the camping pods in Gabin Jabba to enjoy natural beauty of Swat district. She visited…

Scenic Eclipse a ‘Modern Queen’ Says Godmother Helen Mirren

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: If a strong sense of wanderlust and a high regard for travel agent expertise are high among favorable traits for a cruise ship godmother, few are more qualified than “A”-list English actress Dame Helen Mirren, who on Tuesday christened 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ luxury expedition ship, at…

Hong Kong’s tourism plunges 40 percent as protests deter visitors

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Hong Kong visitor arrivals plunged nearly 40 percent in August from a year earlier, deepening from July’s five-percent fall, the financial secretary said, as sometimes-violent anti-government protests take a rising toll on the city’s tourism, retail and hotel businesses. Hotels in some locations had seen occupancy rates drop to about half,…

Tokyo braces for direct hit from Typhoon Faxai, flights, trains canceled

By The Frontier Post | September 9, 2019

TOKYO (Agencies): Japan braced for Typhoon Faxai on Sunday canceling trains and flights in Tokyo with destructive winds of up to 216 kilometers per hour (134 miles) and heavy rain expected to hit the region overnight, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Faxai, a woman’s name in Lao, could dump as much as 300 millimeters…

The best countries for tourists to visit in 2019

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk Spain has topped the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s ranking of countries best equipped to welcome tourists in 2019. The Mediterranean country, which has been named the most “travel-ready” nation by the WEF since 2015, was followed by France and Germany in the index. Japan and the United States rounded out the top five.…

Articles

Palestine or Shangri-La: Which way will Kashmir drift?

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Hilal Mir Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money. A massive public uprising erupted when in 2008 about 50 acres of forestland were transferred clandestinely to a panel managing the annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan Hindu cave shrine…

Underestimating Trump’s long game is a huge mistake

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Hilal Kaplan US President Donald Trump was made fun of, humiliated or despised even before he was elected. Today, however, it has become a common trend in analyses and interpretations about him. Much can be said of his active use of Twitter or his frequent viewing of Fox News and his failure to be a…

A plea for relevant news:‘Do less, better’

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Alexandra Borchardt The British public can’t get enough news about Brexit – at least, that’s what news platforms’ data analytics say. But according to the Reuters Institute’s latest Digital News Report, 71% of the British public tries to avoid media coverage of the United Kingdom’s impending departure from the European Union. This disparity, which can…

New Asia initiative in Turkish foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Muhammet Ali Guler Asia has always been in the orbit of Turkish foreign policy. However, the desired level of stable, strong relations with the region has not yet been achieved. Over the past two decades, Turkey has endeavored to forge relations with Asian countries, resulting in greatly improved political, economic, cultural and tourism relations compared…

Loan prime rate signals PRC rate cuts

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Andy Brown China seems ready to lower its interest rates and the move, which looks likely to follow closely a similar cut by the US Federal Reserve expected on September 19, should create an attractive environment for investors. The signs from Beijing are certainly there, and none are clearer or more significant than the introduction…

Trump’s Palestine Plan is doomed to fail…

By The Frontier Post | September 9, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Trump’s Special Representative for the Middle East Jason Greenblatt is resigning his post by the end of the month. Greenblatt’s resignation is a harbinger that Trump’s Deal of the Century, which he has been floating as the so- called Palestine peace plan, is collapsing. Either that or Greenblatt has completely fulfilled his duty…

Editorial

Government’s Housing schemes

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan approved three housing schemes one each in Peshawar, Swat and Hangu for providing low cost houses to the people under “Naya Pakistan Housing Programme” of the Prime Minister. The population of the provincial metropolis has increased at alarming speed. But after the launching of Regi Model Town in 2000, no new…

Demand of fresh polls

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Addressing a press conference, Senior PPP leader and former Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani made a demand for holding fresh elections. He criticised the Law Minister Farogh Naseem proposal of invoking Article 149 of the Constitution to sort out the lingering administrative issues of Karachi and described it illegal. He opined that federal government can…

Implementing IMF programme

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Responding to a question in a media briefing in Washington about cutting subsides and increase in tax collection, International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesperson Gerry Rice reminded the government of Pakistan about the two major components of fund’s loan programme worth $6 billion, which include mobalisation of sufficient domestic tax revenue and putting public debt on…

Teachers’ pen-down strike

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Peshawar University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has announced pen-down strike in all departments from September 16 and has demanded for the acceptance of their genuine demands. The issue of financial crisis in this university and a few other old public sector universities has gone worse due to the indifference shown by the provincial government. Khyber Pukhtunkhwa…

Observing democratic norms

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Talking to media in Hyderabad, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced that his party will not participate in the JUI (F) planned lockdown of the federal capital Islamabad in October. However, moral support shall be provided to Maulana Fazlu Rehman for his opposition of the PTI government within in the parameters of democracy. He made…

Refining local government system

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Learning from the past experience of the functioning of local government institutions in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, PTI government is bringing changes in mode of elections of top positions. The district Nazims or Mayors of districts and tehsile shall be elected on the basis of direct vote of the people. The previous mode of indirect elections of…

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…