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PM terms humanitarian crisis in IOJ&K test for world’s conscience

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan says the continuing humanitarian nightmare in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is a test of the world’s conscience. This was expressed by him during a meeting with Prominent British Human Rights lawyer Clive Stafford and American International Law expert Eric Lewis who called on him in Islamabad today.…

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad calls on COAS Bajwa

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: United States (US) Special envoy for Afghan reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Friday. Zalmay Khalilzad held a meeting with COAS General Qamar Javed at General Headquarters (GHQ) during his visit to Pakistan. The meeting was also attended…

FIA recovered Rs7 billion in one year, says Shahzad Akbar

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: During the past one year, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has recovered seven billion rupees in the past one year, said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar, on Friday. The prime minister’s aide was conducting a press conference where he said that the PML-N’s Marriyum Aurangzeb had asked…

Will fight for ultimate rule of public govt in country: Bilawal Bhutto

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that attack on basic rights of people and democracy will not be tolerated, and they will fight against oppression until their last breathe. Addressing a workers‘ convention, Bilawal Bhutto expressed that the incumbent government houses selected and puppet rulers. “A public government would…

Lawyers’ body announces countrywide strike

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The lawyers’ Joint Action Committee has announced a countrywide boycott of courts on Friday. The committee, which includes representatives from the Pakistan Bar Council, Supreme Court Bar and Lahore High Court Bar, was formed on emergency basis to devise the next course of action, post the escalating rift with doctors in Lahore.…

Pakistan rejects India’s comments about PM’s tweet regarding citizenship bill

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected comments by Indian Ministry of External Affairs’s Spokesperson about a tweet of Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding discriminatory citizenship bill passed by the Indian Parliament this week. In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson said many international human rights organizations and neutral observers even from within India have characterized the…

Global

New Indian citizenship law ‘fundamentally discriminatory’ against Muslims: UN

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

GENEVA (Reuters): The United Nations (UN) human rights office voiced concern on Friday that India’s new citizenship law is “fundamentally discriminatory in nature” by excluding Muslims and called for it to be reviewed. Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and thousands of university students on Friday protesting the enactment of the contentious new law.…

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PM Imran felicitates Johnson for sweeping victory in British election

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

ISLAMABAD: (Monitoring Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan has felicitated his British counterpart Boris Johnson for sweeping victory in the general elections. “Congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his success in the UK General Elections,” he tweeted on Friday. “I look forward to working with him and continuing the cooperation between our two countries.” Johnson…

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US: House panel OK’s impeachment articles against Trump

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to approve two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump: obstruction of Congress, and abuse of power. The 23-17 votes after two days of debate saw all of the panel’s Democrats vote in support as Republicans uniformly opposed the measures, which now go…

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Russia raises concern over latest missile test by US

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Russia raised alarm on Friday over the U.S. testing of a missile which would have been banned under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday’s missile test was proof that the landmark treaty was ended by Washington. “We have repeatedly stated that the United States has long…

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European Union eyes post-Brexit trade arrangements

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

BRUSSELS (AA): The European Union is looking forward to having zero tariffs, zero quotas, and zero dumping in trade with Great Britain after Brexit, the new president of the European Commission told reporters on Friday. Speaking after a two-day summit of European leaders, Ursula von der Leyen expressed hope that the new U.K. parliament would…

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French theatre director quits after rape claim

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

PARIS (AFP): The director of a French theater has resigned the day after his staff went on strike urging him to quit over the fallout from a rape allegation. Jean-Pierre Baro, the first major theater figure to be hit by the #MeToo movement in France, denied assaulting a colleague in 2011 and police dropped the…

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Pakistan

Five dead, dozens injured in DI Khan road accident

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least five people were killed and dozen others were injured on later Thursday night when a bus collided with a van at the Darabin Road in Dera Ismail Khan. Eye-witnesses told media that the accident occurred due to over-speeding and was so severe that five persons died before getting…

Quetta: 13 passengers burnt to death in road mishap

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: As many as thirteen passengers were killed in a fire that erupted after collision between passenger bus and pickup in Quetta on Friday (today). According to local news channel report, after receiving information about the incident, police personnel and teams arrived at the scene and rescued the victims. The security officers said…

Pakistan expresses desire for early holding of SAARC Summit

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed the desire for an early holding of SAARC Summit to promote regional cooperation. At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said all the other South Asian countries except one have also expressed the desire of early happening of the summit. He…

Full Court meeting held in Supreme Court to take stock of performance

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A Full Court meeting held here on Thursday in the Supreme Court (SC) under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa. It was attended by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, chief justice designate, Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Umar Ata Ban-dial, Justice Qazi Faez Isa, Justice Ma-qbool Baqar, Justice Manzoor…

COAS lauds achievements of PAF, PAC

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report KAMRA: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday visited Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra, where he was briefed about ongoing projects. He lauded achievements of PAF and PAC towards attaining self-reliance and international standards in all its projects.

PTI for zero tolerance for rampaging lawyers

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday said Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Core Committee had strongly condemned the lawyers attack and rampage at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC). The Core Committee, which met here with the prime…

Afghanistan

Activists push to finalize child protection act

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Rights activists and some members of the Afghan parliament on Friday urged the Afghan Meshrano Jirga (upper house of parliament) to approve the Law on Protection of as soon as possible. This comes after lawmakers in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) approved the Law on Protection of Child Rights—or “Child…

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US-Taliban talks ‘paused’ after Bagram attack

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The latest US-Taliban negotiations in Doha, which began on December 7, have been paused following Wednesday’s attack on a medical facility near Bagram air base that killed two civilians and wounded dozens more. According to sources, the five days of discussions have focused on the following three issues: a reduction of violence,…

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Naghlu Dam’s fourth turbine becomes operational

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The country’s power utility company, De Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), reactivated the fourth turbine of the Naghlu Dam in the east of Kabul after twelve years, adding 25 megawatts of power for Kabul and its neighboring provinces. DABS said in a statement that the reactivation took over two months for its employees.…

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UNHCR urges greater support for displaced Afghans

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

GENEVA (AA): The UN Refugee Agency appealed Friday for intensified support for some 4.6 million globally displaced Afghans and their host communities, ahead of next week’s first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva. UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch made the call at a UN briefing in Geneva, noting that the world is entering the fifth decade of…

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Ten civilians killed in bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

GHAZNI (AFP): Ten civilians, including four women and a child, were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday. The explosion happened in the volatile district of Jaghatu in Ghazni province after the US and Taliban paused ongoing talks on Thursday. “Unfortunately, in the explosion 10 people,…

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The second meeting on electoral crisis ended inconclusively

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) held a meeting with the representatives of electoral tickets on Friday to solve the electoral crisis. Consequently, the meeting lost its formality and broke in the chaos following the two times when Zohra Bayan Shinwari, the IECC chairperson, left the meeting and came back. She said…

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Business

OGDCL contributed over Rs 160 billion to the treasure in the last fiscal year

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In a most questionable manner the Custom Intelligence officials have claimed that they have recovered Rs221.7 million tax from Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL), the largest state-owned larger E&P company and the biggest contributor to the national exchequer. It is quite surprising that the Custom Intelligence is taking pride in making…

French govt says open to pension talks as strike persists

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk Paris: French officials said Thursday they were open to negotiate pension reforms that have sparked crippling transport strikes, as unions warned they would keep up the walkout through the holidays unless the government drops the plan. Commuters faced an eighth day of travel chaos in Paris as most metro lines were again closed,…

For manufacturers against LCs: SBP allows import advance payment facility

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has allowed banks to make advance payment up to 50 per cent of the value of imports against letter of credit for manufacturing concerns. Using this facility, manufacturing concerns will be able to import plant, machinery, spare parts and raw material etc. by making payment in advance.…

Sanofi & NEF partner to promote diabetes awareness

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report Islamabad: Sanofi Pakistan is set to launch the 3rd wave of its international CSR program KiDS (Kids and Diabetes in Schools), this time in partnership with the National Education Foundation (NEF). This was announced at an MoU signing ceremony held at the Head office of NEF, an autonomous body of the Ministry of…

Third WOW – Women of the World festival held

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report Karachi: The British Council in Pakistan, together with the WOW Foundation, and Southbank Centre and four curating partners are organising the third WOW – Women of the World festival in Pakistan. The announcement was done at a media unveiling ceremony at a local hotel in Karachi. The programme unveiling was opened by Michael…

PTCL goes solar to conserve energy for a green Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), in its endeavor to support the Clean Green Pakistan Movement, has initiated a comprehensive project to install latest solar power systems to conserve energy and support environmental preservation at its Headquarter, regional offices and exchanges across Pakistan. Under this initiative, more than 700 PTCL facilities have been…

Sports

Root left out of England T20 squad to face South Africa

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): England Test captain Joe Root has been left out of the squad for the three T20 internationals in South Africa. With a Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in October 2020, the selectors wanted to look at other players, though Root does remain in their plans. Fast bowler Liam Plunkett, a World Cup winner,…

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Turkish aid body promotes sport among girls in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

KARACHI (AA): Turkey’s state-run aid agency launched Friday a cricket training facility for girls in the southern port city of Karachi, Pakistan. Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) set up the cricket training nets for girls at the SMB Fatima Jinnah State School in Karachi to promote the sport among girls. Former captain of Pakistan…

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Liverpool manager Klopp extends contract to 2024

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has agreed a contract extension until 2024, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Former Borussia Dortmund manager Klopp took the reins at Liverpool in October 2015 and guided them to back-to-back Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019, winning their sixth European cup last season. “For me personally…

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Play called off due to bad light on day three

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

RAWALPINDI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s first home Test in a decade was affected by bad weather on Friday, with rain and an already sodden pitch forcing officials to suspend play on the third day of the contest against Sri Lanka. After day three’s first session was washed out by wet weather, only 27 minutes of play…

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Late fightback keeps Tiger Woods’ US in hunt at Presidents Cup

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

MELBOURNE (Agencies): The US team staged a stirring late comeback to stay in the hunt at the Presidents Cup on Friday after the tournament appeared to be slipping away, with Tiger Woods hailing their “phenomenal” spirit. The US went into the alternate shot or foursomes format on day two trailing 4-1, after Ernie Els’ Internationals…

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Dwayne Bravo to play int’l cricket for West indies again

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

JAMAICA (Agencies): West Indies star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo on Friday reported his arrival to international cricket, a year before he decided to quit because of severe aftermath with his nation’s Board. Bravo’s comeback is purely based on after the changes in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), where former team manager Ricky Skerritt took over…

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Fashion & Movies

Shalini Pandey to make her Bollywood debut opposite Ranveer Singh in Jayeshbhai Jordaar

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shalini Pandey, who played Preethi in Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, is all set to step into Bollywood. The young actor will make her debut opposite Ranveer Singh in Yash Raj Films’ upcoming production Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Scripted and helmed by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a story of Women Empowerment. The…

Kriti Sanon shares her excitement of playing a surrogate mother in Mimi

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: This year has been a mixed bag for Kriti Sanon. Luka Chuppi, Arjun Patiala, Housefull 4 and Panipat, the young actress has done all kinds of roles in just one year and has been applauded for her act, comic timing and her dancing skills. Now her kitty is full of some more…

Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson wants to ‘time travel’ to watch ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Captain Marvel star Brie Larson was among millions of fans who   took to social media to express their excitement after the first trailer of the Wonder Woman 1984 was released. The trailer followed a teaser, stirring up anticipation. It instantly went viral when the filmmakers released the trailer of the movie…

PeeCee opens up about marrying younger Nick Jonas

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has opened up about getting married to US singer Nick Jonas, who is 10 years younger to her. In an interview, PeeCee, who also serves as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, says clearly age difference did not matter in their lives. She went on to say people talk about…

Jessica Biel encouraged Justin Timberlake to issue public apology over Alisha Wainwright: report

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk Los Angeles: US singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake’s wife Jessica Biel had urged him to issue a public apology and clear the air over the intimate photos with co-star Alisha Wainwright, according to a new report. Days after the 38-year-old Mirror singer issued an apology to his wife, new reports are floating on the internet…

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died aged 61, her management company confirmed in a statement. She died on Monday, December 9, after a 17-year battle with cancer, according to Dimberg Jernberg Management. Fredriksson and Roxette are best known for the pop songs It Must Have Been Love and Joyride. “Time goes by so…

Science & Technology

Pakistani pilots to get technical training in Turkey

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): Turkish engineering company Yontem Teknoloji won a tender for technical training of Pakistani pilots. The firm will start training as of June 2020 in Turkey’s newly established aviation academy, according to SAHA Istanbul Defence and Aerospace Cluster Association. At the first stage, 30 Pakistani pilots will be trained at the School of Aviation…

Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is funding research aimed at changing the way information circulates on social media — with the goal of combating online violence, hate and disinformation. Dorsey on Tuesday announced he would fund an independent team of five architects, engineers, and designers — dubbed Bluesky — to develop an “open…

Blocking Pakistani nationals’ accounts: JI submits resolution in KP PA against Facebook’s act

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The members of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Tuesday submitted a resolution in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly Secretariat against blocking the Facebook accounts of Pakistani nationals by the Facebook administration over raising voice against Indian forces oppression in Indian occupied Kashmir. Parliamentary Leader of Jamaat-e-Islami and former senior provincial minister Anayatullah Khan, Bajaur Member…

Apple concerns that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN JOSE: Apple Inc told a federal court it has “deep concerns” that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored. At a hearing in US District Court for the Northern District of California, prosecutors argued…

Intel creates chip to control quantum computers

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk Quantum computers aim to carry out tasks in just a few minutes that would take today’s best conventional computers thousands of years. But in nearly every photograph of the devices, there’s a tangle of wires in the background connected to equipment that controls the quantum computer. Intel Corp on Monday announced a chip…

Rocket Lab conducts final launch of 2019

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk PENINSULA: On 6 December 2019, at 8:18 am UTC, launch provider Rocket Lab conducted its 10th mission – and the final one of 2019 – from its launch site at New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. The launch successfully orbited 6 picosatellites developed by Alba Orbital, named “PocketQubes”, as well as Japan’s 75-kg ALE-2 cubesat…

Health

Polio virus affects four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has confirmed detection of four polio cases from Lakki Marwat and Tank districts of the province, raising the total count of polio cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 72 and 98 in Pakistan overall. According to the details, National Institute of Health (NIH) laboratory has isolated…

Our cellphones are causing more head and neck injuries, reveals study

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A study looking at 20 years of data from emergency rooms found a recent spike in cellphone-related injuries to the head, neck, face and eyes. Many of the injuries were minor – cuts and bruises – but some were more severe fractures and internal organ injuries and had the risk of long-term…

BPA exposure may be much greater than previously believed

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk The way scientists usually measure bisphenol A (BPA) may drastically underestimate our exposure to the chemical, concludes a new analysis published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Some studies have linked BPA to an elevated risk of health issues, such as fertility problems and certain cancers, but it remains widely used to harden…

Lady polio worker shot dead in Bannu

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Jamal Qamar BANNU: Unknown gunmen shot dead a lady polio worker and injured another in Zakirkhel area, in the jurisdiction of Basiakhel police station of Bannu, on Tuesday. The deceased polio worker was identified as daughter of Munawar Shah and was resident of Nasim Akbar Shah Shiekhan while injured person was identified as Abdur Rauf.…

Permanent hair dyes and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Using permanent hair dye and/or hair straightening products may increase one’s risk of developing breast cancer, a new study claims. The risk was found to particularly impact black women based on data from more than 46,700 women who participated in the Sister Study. All of the women were likewise at genetic risk…

Karachi worst hit by HIV in Sindh with 67.2% cases

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The number of registered HIV cases in all districts of Sindh province has risen to 14,582 with Karachi having highest number of cases up to 9810 (67.2%), according to a new investigative report. The present status of registered HIV cases in Sindh is just a tip of iceberg because the actual number…

Travel

France: Eight days of pension strikes cripple train travel

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Paris commuters crammed into the city’s only two working Metro lines as labor strikes over pension reforms crippled France’s train services for an eighth day. Tensions flared in several parts of the country. Police fired tear gas Thursday morning at protesters in the western city of Nantes, and protesters set vehicles on…

Scottish Highlands to become first area of UK to introduce ‘tourism tax’ on campers

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk EDINBURGH: The Scottish Highlands has become the first area in the UK to introduce a ‘tourism tax’ on campers, as a £1-per-night levy is approved by the council. Highland Council voted in favour of the controversial charge after concerns were raised about visitors being left with a “negative impression” of the standard of…

Seduced and abandoned: tourism and climate change in the Alps

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk Deserted ski lifts and ruined hotels are some of the relics of a tourist industry that first seduced and then abandoned the Alps, along with cement, steel cables, paved car parks and deforested slopes. From Piedmont to Friuli, there are hundreds of abandoned ski resorts in Italy. Researchers counted 186 in 2011, a…

Visitors evince keen interest in KP’s cultural, traditional handicrafts

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A large number of visitors, including locals and foreigners, on Monday thronged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pavilion to have a glimpse of cultural and traditional handicrafts displayed at the Dawn Lifestyle Expo in Islamabad. The visitors evinced keen interest in the tourism potential including scenic places, archaeological and heritage sites and cultural and…

Sri Lanka’s tourism still reeling since Easter attacks

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Seven months after the Easter Sunday terror attacks, Sri Lanka, recognized as Lonely Planet’s number 1 travel destination in 2019, continues to suffer due to declining tourists. Since the April 21 bomb blasts at three five-star hotels and churches in Colombo, tourism numbers have plunged steadily, resulting in hotels facing a severe…

Protests in France Disrupting Travel Industry

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Travelers planning a trip to France should be ready for massive impacts on the travel industry as strikes and protests continue to break out across the country. According to Sky News, trains around the nation were at a standstill and officials at the Eiffel Tower have issued a warning to visitors to…

Articles

Boris wants a mandate to turn Britain ‘around’… after a decade of Conservative rule

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Neil Clark It’s been claimed that over 10m people have watched the video of Boris Johnson refusing to look at a photo of a little boy lying on a NHS hospital floor but one thing of great significance in the interview seems to have been missed: namely when the PM said wanted to get on…

Protesters world over are united in pushing back against neoliberalism

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Amar Diwakar The recent wave of uprisings across the Middle East represents a continuation of the revolutionary process that began in 2011, and while they all have regional and local contexts, they do share a common thread. It would be an understatement to say that we inhabit an age of turmoil. 2019 reminded us that…

Sifting through conspiracy theories and the protests in the Middle East

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Ibrahim al-Marashi Middle Eastern governments have valid reasons to fear foreign conspiracies but deflecting blame on foreign hands instead of addressing citizens’ grievances only weakens their own position. Since October, sustained anti-government protests have emerged in Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran. While in all three states, violence has been used to disrupt the protests, these governments…

Afghanistan: Process begins again, but where is the Peace?

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Iqbal Khan Three months after President Donald Tr-ump abruptly called off peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, the United States has resumed the dialogue process in Doha over the weekend. Pakistan has welcomed the resumption of the US-Taliban talks. “We hope that it will lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and ultimately to a peaceful and stable…

Hangor hits hard

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Commodore Arshad Rahim (Retd) On 9 December 1971 Pakistan Navy submarine Hangor while patrolling in its allocated area off the Indian Khatiawar coast under the command of Commander Ahmed Tasnim (later Vice Admiral) located, tracked and fired a homing torpedo at the Indian anti-submarine frigate Khukri. The torpedo hit the frigate on its magazine which…

Injustice around the globe: Palestine, Kashmir, East Turkestan

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

Ihsan Aktas Inal Batu, a senior Turkish diplomat, said the following regarding Turkish foreign policy: “Contrary to the members of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), I hold the foreign policies of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government in high esteem.” Batu always underlined the significance of Palestine for the world while discussing the…

Editorial

Regional trade facilitation

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Under the directives of the Prime Minister, the cumbersome regulatory framework of foreign trade shall be simplified. A draft bill shall be tabled in the parliament to establish single window trade facility by 2022 to fast track cross border trade as per the provisions of World Trade Organisation (WTO) regime of free trade. The legislation…

Intellectual decay

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Hundreds of violent lawyers attacked Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore on Wednesday. They forcefully barged in emergency ward, Cardiac Care Unit and Operation Theater, manhandling doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff and damaged medical equipment during rampage. Out of total disregard for humanity, the protesting lawyers even removed the oxygen mosques from under treatment…

Politics causes human rights frictions

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Human Rights Day fell on Tuesday this year, in which the US-led Western world has unprecedentedly attacked China on its human rights record. They have let values dominate their perceptions of China, which are devoid of reality and China’s voice. Western media outlets have preset their narrative in reports about the vocational education and training…

Crisis in auto-industry

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

The financial crisis in auto sector has deepened as the sale of cars and trucks have significantly declined. Depressed sale, increased import cost of completely knockdown and semi-knock down kits due currency depreciation have stagnated the production activity. The overall demand for all brands of cars assembled by few monopolistic firms have dropped by 39…

PML-N stance on legislative business

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Sharply reacting to protest of Pakistani diaspora in front of Park lane residence of Nawaz Sharif in London, senior PML-N leader Khwaja Asif warned that it was an act of animosity and his party may not honor the commitment made to the National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar for smooth running of house and cooperation in…

Legislation targeting Muslims

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Lower House of Indian Parliament, Lok Saba has passed a discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Bill to grant nationality to Hindu migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who migrated to India before 2015. The draft of his tacitly Hinduata imposing legislation was originally tabled in the Indian parliament in 2016 but it got lapsed due to lack…

Arts and Literature

Children Literature Festival concluded

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Humayun Khan PESHAWAR: A two day 63 rd Children Literature Festival (CLF) concluded here on Thursday at Nishtar Hall Peshawar. The festival was organized by Children Literature Festival (CLF) in collaboration with different departments including culture, tourism and sports and Civil Society Organization for Education and Awareness (CSOEA). Senior Minister for Sports, Tourism, Culture and…

Photo exhibition ‘My Land, My People’ opens at PNCA

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Wednesday exhibited breathtaking photographs captured by the youth of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to highlight the landscape and cultural heritage of the beautiful northern region. The Special Communications Organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication organised the…

Book review of shaking hands with clenched fists by Neha Nisar

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Shaking hands with clenched fists the grand truck road to confidence building measures between Pakistan and India is a first ever academic book on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between two enduring rivals Pakistan and India, written by Dr. Asma Shakir Khawaja. This book offers unparalleled account of genesis and imperatives and the future of CBM’s…

Oxford University Press opens flagship bookshop

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Oxford University Press (OUP) organized the inauguration of its flagship bookshop at Park Towers, Clifton, by hosting an event which was well attended by the media, authors, academics, and foreign dignitaries. The opening of the new bookshop increases OUP’s presence in Karachi and expands its network of bookshops within the city. This…

Pashto Day commemorated at ICU

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Literary and Debating Society of the Islamia College University commemorated the annual Pashto Day at the Khyber Union Hall on Wednesday. Ibrahim Khan Shubnam presided over the literary session while Muhammad Hanif Qais was chief guest on the occasion. Haji Muhammad Amin Durshakhela, Haji Muhammad Amin Ashari, Sadiq Zaman Sadiq…

Book fair in Govt Degree College held

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: To promote reading habit and to enhance book culture, a day long book fair was held here in government degree college, Landi Kotal on Tuesday. The activity was organized under the banner of National Book Foundation and hundreds of thousands books of various publishers on different topics including Religion, Hadith, Serat,…