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Ton-up Sharma stars as India beat rivals Pakistan in World Cup

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

MANCHESTER (AFP): Rohit Sharma scored his second hundred in three innings as India maintained their unbeaten record against Pakistan at the World Cup with an 89-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method on Sunday. Sharma’s 140 was the centrepiece of a total of 336-5 that also featured captain Virat Kohli’s 77. Victory in this rain-curtailed clash…

Bilawal says will start movement from ‘Bibi’s birthday rally’ in Nawabshah

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Sunday he would start a movement on June 23 from Nawabshah where a rally will be held in commemoration of the birthday of late former prime minister and his mother, Benazir Bhutto. Addressing a press conference here at PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan’s residence…

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed appointed new DG ISI in surprise change

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In an unexpected development, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday appointed Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as new head of the country’s premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Gen Faiz was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in April and then was posted as adjutant General at the General Headquarters in…

Bilawal meets Maryam at Jati Umra

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrived at Jati Umra to meet PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on Sunday. The PPP chairman was accompanied by Qamar Zaman Kaira, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Hassan Murtaza and other party leaders during the meeting with Maryam. PML-N leaders Rana Sanaullah, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Maryam Aurangzeb and others…

Iranian deputy minister calls on Shehryar Afridi

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Frontier Regions Shehryar Khan Afridi said on Sunday Pakistan and Iran are intertwined in the deep bonds of history, religion and culture which will further strengthen in coming days. He was talking to Iranian Deputy Minister for Interior Hossein Zolfaghari who called on him in Islamabad. The Iranian…

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for oil tanker attacks

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

RIYADH (AA): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has blamed Iran for recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf and called on the international community to take a “decisive stance” against Tehran. In an interview with the Saudi-funded newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday, bin Salman unleashed criticism against Iran and its proxies for triggering…

Global

Trump assails London mayor as ‘disaster’

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): Slamming an important leader in a U.S. ally he visited just weeks ago, U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a “disaster.” Continuing his practice of using disreputable sources, Trump retweeted a post by controversial right-wing British media personality Katie Hopkins blaming a series of casualties in…

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Israel: Netanyahu’s wife convicted of fraud

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

JERUSALEM (AA): An Israeli court on Sunday convicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, of fraudulently using public funds to pay for expensive restaurant meals, according to local media. Sarah Netanyahu was ordered to pay 55,000 shekels ($15,277), Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported. The conviction came on the basis of a deal between the Israeli…

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‘Sea of black’ Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

HONG KONG (Reuters): Hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters in Hong Kong demanded on Sunday that the city’s leader step down over her handling of a bill that would have allowed extradition to China and which sparked one of the most violent protests in decades. Some carried white carnation flowers and others held banners saying,…

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Iran to scale back nuclear deal commitments: Tasnim

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

DUBAI (Reuters): Iran will announce further moves on Monday to scale back compliance with an international nuclear pact that the United States abandoned last year, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday. “Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation tomorrow at the Arak heavy water site will announce preparatory steps that have been taken to further decrease…

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49 killed as severe heat grips India’s Bihar state

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

NEW DELHI (AFP): Severe heat has left dozens dead over a 24-hour period in India’s Bihar state, as the country enters the third week of searing temperatures, officials said on Sunday. The deaths occurred in three districts of the poor northern state, where temperatures have hovered around 45 degrees Celsius [113 Fahrenheit] in recent days,…

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Two dead after light planes collide mid-air in New Zealand

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Two light aircraft collided mid-air on their final approach at a regional aerodrome in New Zealand on Sunday killing both pilots, police said. Four parachutists on board of one of the planes had jumped shortly before it crashed with the other plane, a training aircraft. A helicopter, also preparing to land, managed to…

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Pakistan

CJP Asif Saeed Khosa approves 57 new model courts

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa approved establishment of 57 new model courts in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan on Saturday. According to Dunya News, 40 model courts will be established in Punjab while 16 in Sindh and one will be established in Balochistan. New model courts will start working from June…

PM Imran unaware of diplomatic protocols: Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari taking a jibe at Prime Minister Imran Khan said that our PM unaware of diplomatic protocols. “PTI govt snatching the rights and resources of other provinces, the Punjab budget in old Pakistan was Rs.600 billion which has now reduced to Rs.230 billion,” said Bilawal…

Asif involved in money laundering, corruption, alleges Dar

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar accused on Saturday former foreign minister Khawaja Asif of indulging in corrupt practices and laundering billions of rupees during the previous PML-N term in power. Speaking at a press conference, he alleged that previously, billions of rupees were embezzled and laundered…

PAF JF-17 Thunder starts practice drills in Paris

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: PAF JF-17 Thunder has started its practice drills in Paris for the 53rd Paris Air Show being held from 17th to 23rd of this month at Le Bourget Airport. The PAF contingent comprising three JF-17 Thunder aircraft along with the air and ground crew are in the French capital to participate in…

Rasheed advises Bilawal to launch movement against father, aunt

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Saturday that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto could only make a mark in politics, if he launches a movement against his father Asif Ali zardari and aunt Faryal Talpur. Speaking to media, the minister said he would give a political suggestion to Pakistan Peoples…

Punab govt increases metro bus fares

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab government has increased the fares of Metro Bus by Rs10. In a bad news to passengers, the fares of metro bus have been increased from Rs20 to Rs30. The Punjab government has approved the new fares. The new fares will come into effect from July 1. The Punjab Mass Transit Authority…

Afghanistan

TAPI gas pipeline route to see some changes in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (1TVNews): The planned route of multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project will see some changes in Afghanistan, Afghan authorities said on Sunday. Hashmatullah Naseri, a spokesman for the Ministry of Urban Development and Land, said that the changes will happen in order to avoid damage to agricultural lands and gardens owned by local residents.…

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Don’t want peace at any cost: Rula Ghani

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (1TVNews): Afghans don’t want peace at any cost, First Lady Rula Ghani said on Sunday. Speaking at Peace and Reconciliation Summit in Kabul, Rula said that the existing system of governance and the Constitution cannot be traded away in peace process. She also noted Afghans want sustainable peace not one that is short-lived. Meanwhile,…

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Rahmani vows to defend his election as parliament speaker

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Mir Rahman Rahmani, an MP from Parwan province, who was declared as the new speaker of Afghanistan’s parliament after controversial voting in May, vows not to step down from his post despite his critics say he has not secured the required votes for the post. On May 18, there were 247 MPs…

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Ghani to participate in Afghanistan-England cricket match

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday headed to London on an official invitation to meet officials of the UK government and meanwhile participate in the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and England in Manchester on Tuesday, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. This comes after South Africa on Saturday night revived…

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Taliban attacks ‘intensify’ amid holidays in Pakistani Madrassas

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The police chief of Kandahar, Gen. Tadeen Khan, says that the Taliban attacks on security forces in the south of Afghanistan have increased amid the start of summer holidays in Pakistani madrassas which according to him is training “extremism and terrorism” to its students. Khan said that lack of religious schools in…

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US, Taliban negotiators to meet next week on Afghan peace

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The seventh round of the peace talks between the US negotiators and the Taliban members in Doha, Qatar, will take place next week, sources said, predicting that this time, the two sides will agree on one or two of the four key issues under debate. The US forces withdrawal from Afghanistan, counterterrorism…

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Business

NEPRA approves increase in power tariff by Rs1.49 per unit

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved a summary for an increase in the price of electricity. According to reports, NEPRA approved an Rs1.49 per unit increase in the price of electricity, however, this will not be applicable on K-Electric. The increase came after the cost of fuel went up…

Peshawar Team Wins One Million Pakistani Rupees in StartUp Cup

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Entrepreneurs can change the way we live and work.  Their innovations often improve our standard of living.  Their entrepreneurial ventures create wealth and also jobs, as well as the conditions for a prosperous society.  This is the reason the U.S. Embassy partnered with the youth of Pakistan in StartUp Cup, a competition…

‘Tax measures in budget to trigger new wave of inflation’

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) expressing serious concerns over some taxation measures proposed in budget 2019-20 has said that it would trigger new wave of inflation in the country making the life of common man more miserable leading to further slump in business and economic activities. In a statement…

Solid US retail sales offer economy some respite

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US retail sales increased in May and sales for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending that could ease fears the economy was slowing down sharply in the second quarter. The fairly upbeat report from the Commerce Department on Friday followed a raft of weak data, including a…

Overseas Pakistanis remit $20.19b in 11 months

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $20190.98 million in the first Eleven months (July to May) of FY19, showing a growth of 10.42% compared with US $18285.90 million received during the same period in the preceding year. During May 2019, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US $2315.74 million, which is 30.17%…

Asian stocks struggle while oil stabilises, Hong Kong drops again

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

HONG KONG (AFP/APP): Most Asian markets fell Friday on geopolitical concerns, uncertainty over the China-US trade row and the outlook for the global economy, while oil prices were mixed after the previous day’s surge fuelled by attacks on two tankers in the crucial Gulf of Oman. Hong Kong was again on the back foot, losing…

Sports

Ton-up Sharma stars as India beat rivals Pakistan in World Cup

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

MANCHESTER (AFP): Rohit Sharma scored his second hundred in three innings as India maintained their unbeaten record against Pakistan at the World Cup with an 89-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method on Sunday. Sharma’s 140 was the centrepiece of a total of 336-5 that also featured captain Virat Kohli’s 77. Victory in this rain-curtailed clash…

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Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

OAKLAND (Agencies): Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship. “We the North!” is now “We the Champs!” Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country’s first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise’s NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and…

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Rivals India and Pakistan meet in Manchester

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

MANCHESTER (Agencies): Perennial political rivals India and Pakistan will face off on a Manchester cricket field on Sunday in one of the World Cup’s most hotly-anticipated and massively-watched games. The nuclear-armed neighbours have gone to war three times since independence in the mid-20th century – and another conflict nearly erupted earlier this year, giving an…

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Root stars as England coast to WC win against West Indies

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Southampton (Agencies): Joe Root scored his second century of the World Cup as England crushed the West Indies by eight wickets in Southampton on Friday with 16.5 overs to spare. The host nation won the toss and made the most of favourable bowling conditions on a day when the rain finally relented, bowling the West…

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Wasim Akram terms India favorites for WC match against Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

MANCHESTER (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s former captain and “Swing ka Sultan” Wasim Akram has termed India as favorites for Sunday’s World Cup match against Pakistan at the Old Trafford Ground in Manchester. Speaking to private channel, the former captain said his heart wants Pakistan to win this match but his mind sees India winning the match…

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Pakistan drop to 205 in updated FIFA world rankings

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan football team on Friday lost five more places in the FIFA world rankings, while Belgium continued their domination on the top spot. The Men in Green recently lost to Cambodia in the 2022 World Cup pre-qualifiers, and that is not the sad story since the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is already…

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Fashion & Movies

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan likely to be seen together in Hindi remake of Forrest Gump

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After Karan Johar’s period drama, Takht and Homi Adajania’s Angrezi Medium, Kareena Kapoor Khan has given her nod to another big project and it’s one of the most awaited projects already. Thanks to the incredible popularity and credibility of its leading man, superstar Aamir Khan. Yes, after 3 Idiots (2009) and Talaash…

Nora Fatehi turns cute street vendor in Bangkok

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Nora Fatehi made waves with her amazing performance in the song Dilbar in the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate. The actress was most recently seen on the big screen in Bharat. She had a special appearance in the film. Currently, Nora is having a gala time in Bangkok. One of the actress’s fan…

Salman Khan to be a part of Rohit Shetty’s cop universe

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: On Wednesday, Salman Khan ended speculations of an Eid 2020 clash with Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi and his Inshallah by announcing that the Dharma film will now release on 27 Match 2020. Looks like Inshallah, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and co-starring Alia Bhatt, will now have a solo run during next Eid…

Hrithik Roshan shares a teaser of Super 30

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 is one of the most awaited films of 2019 and ever since the trailer was released, the buzz surrounding the film has been massive. The film is a biopic on Patna- based mathematician Anand Kumar and his batch of students referred to as the ‘Super 30’. Along with…

Sonam Kapoor shares her love for train journeys

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja walked us down the memory lane by sharing an adorable childhood picture of hers on a train. The actor shared that she loves travelling by train and kind of misses it. She called train journeys “Our very own version of  a family road trip”. The throwback Thusrday…

Hrithik Roshan likely to be seen in the remake of ‘Satte Pe Satta’

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Farah Khan will soon remake the 1982 release Satte Pe Satta after making some necessary changes in the script to give it a contemporary touch. Latest reports around the film are about who could be playing the central character in the film – the one played by Amitabh Bachchan in the Raj…

Science & Technology

AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold orders

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON:AT&T has cancelled early orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Tom’s Guide first reported the cancellation, noting that AT&T said the Galaxy Fold would be available again to order as soon as Samsung announces a new launch date. AT&T is offering $100 in credit to those whose orders it has cancelled. The Samsung…

India to launch second moon mission next month

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

NEW DELHI (AA): India will be launching its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, on July 15, head of the country’s space agency said on Wednesday. In a news conference reported by news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), K Sivan, the chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Chandrayaan-2, weighing 3.8 tons, will carry 13…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to be launched in August

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Though Samsung is still struggling for the launch of its most innovative Galaxy Fold smartphone yet it didn’t stop tech geeks for guessing launch date of the next Galaxy Note. We knew that Galaxy Note 10 is launching in August but we had no idea what exactly would be the launch date…

Three to launch 5G service in August

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Three will launch its first 5G network this August in London, before extending it to 25 other UK towns and cities before the end of the year. The telecoms company will kick off with a home broadband service in the capital but is also launching mobile services. It follows BT’s EE and…

China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban

By The Frontier Post | June 10, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): China summoned global technology companies for talks last week following last month’s U.S. ban on selling technology to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The blacklisting of Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecoms network equipment, bars U.S. companies from supplying it with…

Europe’s 5G to cost $62b more if Chinese vendors banned

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2019

PARIS (Reuters): A ban on buying telecoms equipment from Chinese firms would add about 55 billion euros ($62 billion) to the cost of 5G networks in Europe and delay the technology by about 18 months, according to an industry analysis seen by Reuters. The United States added Huawei Technologies, the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker,…

Health

For stomach cancer, aerosol chemotherapy offers breath of hope

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

DIJON (AFP): “Classic chemotherapywas awful… but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol. Several hours before going into theatre, Braud is waiting in his room, looking surprisingly relaxed with a book in hand. This is…

UN: 1 in 5 in conflict zones suffer from mental illness

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

ANKARA (AA): More than one in five people living in conflict zones suffer from a mental illness, according to a report released Wednesday based on UN figures. “Around 22% of those affected suffer depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to an analysis of 129 studies published in The Lancet, a U.K.-based peer-reviewed medical journal,”…

Another polio case surfaced in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Another polio case has reported in Shangla, a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Thursday. According to reports, officials of Health Ministry said that poliovirus had been confirmed in a 2-year-old boy in Shangla area of KP, bringing the total number of polio cases in the country to 20 this year. Sources further…

Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State University and the University of California, Merced. Lead author Sidra Goldman-Mellor, a psychiatric epidemiologist at UC Merced, and co-author Claire Margerison, a perinatal epidemiologist…

One in four U.K. children have a mother with mental illness: Study

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MANCHESTER: One in four U.K. children between the ages of 0 and 16 have a mother with a mental illness, according to a team of University of Manchester researchers Also according to the study published in The Lancet Public Health, just over a half of U.K. children will have had a mother who…

‘Polio vaccine completely safe’

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

F.P. Report D I KHAN: Commissioner Javed Khan Marwat Monday categorically said that polio vaccine is completely safe and free from any side effect. Parents should have to cooperate with health teams and get their children vaccinated against the crippling disease. In a statement issued here, he said that negative propagation of polio vaccine was…

Travel

First-ever coffee museum opens in Turkey to promote Anatolian coffee culture

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARABUK: Turkey’s first-ever coffee museum opened with the collaboration of three coffee masters to keep the 500-year-old coffee culture of Anatolia alive in northern Turkey’s Karabük province, in the western Black Sea Region. Naim Koca and Atilla Narin, authors of the book “The Lost Coffees of Anatolia,” established the “Turkey Coffee Museum” along…

Dominican Republic: FBI investigating why some U.S. tourists have died mysteriously

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk Dominican Republic: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is a popular vacation spot among American tourists. Federal investigators are now probing why a spate of people have died suddenly over the past year while visiting the island country. The FBI is now helping local authorities in the Dominican Republic examine the mysterious deaths…

Oman’s tourism rates soar as expat numbers plummet

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The number of foreign tourists visiting Oman in April rose by more than a third compared with the same time last year, according to figures issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI). There were 330,685 foreign visitors to Oman in April 2019 – 84,452 more than the same month…

Provision of facilities to visiting tourists directed

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja FarooqHaider Khan Monday directed all the district administrations and tourism department to ensure provision of all basic facilities for the tourists during this tourism season. Addressing a high level meeting held, he directed all concerned heads of the departments to provide timely information…

Camping pods, tented villages in KP’s hilly areas attract influx of tourists during Eid days

By The Frontier Post | June 10, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): The camping pods and tented villages setup by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Corporation has attracted influx of tourists in Hazara and Malakand divisions during week long vacations of Eidul Fitre. The tourists were provided quality accommodations facilities in the 2-4bed camping pods and tent villages in scores of tourist attractions places and resorts,…

Domestic tourists throng to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s hilly areas to avoid hot weather during Eid days

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The tourists from plain areas of Pakistan have thronged to scenic hilly resorts and lush green valleys in northern Khyber Pakthunkhwa including Naran and Kaghan valleys of Manshera district to enjoy almost week long holidays in a pleasant weather conditions. Most of scenic hilly valleys and tourist destinations such as Kaghan, Naran,…

Articles

Islamophobia will not solve Europe or Asia’s problems

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Ibrahim Kalin On June 5, during a rare trip abroad, Aung San SuuKyi, state counsellor of Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, visited Hungary and met Prime Minister Viktor Orban. After the meeting, the Hungarian government released an official statement, saying: “The two leaders highlighted that one of the greatest challenges at present for both…

Who stands to gain from tanker attacks in Gulf?

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq The origins of the attacks in the Gulf of Oman remain a mystery, but the message behind the attack is as clear as day. As if global market jitters were not bad enough already, someone decided to attack two more oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this morning, sending the price of…

Importance of constitutional literacy for a progressive society

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Asmat Shah Garwaki Recently, news circulated on print and electronic media that the most backward district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Torghar district has topped the District Performance Scorecard for the third time in a row for having best educational facilities at government schools and attendance ratio is also more than satisfactory. For making a progressive society,…

‘Daish in Afghanistan- New wave of instability for the region’

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Shehla Naz Having emerged as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Daesh grew to become ‘the most powerful and notorious terror group in the world’ in short span. Baghdadi’s main ambition was to create a caliphate based on Islamic Laws, stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. In August 2013, Daesh displayed a map…

Evolving Iran Saga:The worst may be behind us

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

Iqbal Khan Trump’s hype against Iran has essentially turned out to be a case of over reach.  At best it could suck-in America into another open-ended war, with no defined boundaries; and at worst it could lead to major global level energy crisis if Iran decided to block Strait of Hormuz. Yes, in both cases…

The cost of trusting India to achieve peace

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Irfan Ashraf US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad announced their acknowledgment and gratitude for the role Pakistan played in the stability of Afghanistan during his visits to Pakistani officials on April 6, 2019. The reconciliation process initiated by the US is a move in the right direction, yet a slight diversion from the…

Editorial

Raising retirement age limit

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa cabinet has approved amendments in the Civil Servants Act 1973 to raise the limit of retirement on superannuation from 60 years to 63 years. Necessary legislation by the provincial legislature will be required for the implementation of this decision. The financial stringency compelled the provincial government to take this decision for which federal…

Another power tariff hike

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Federal budget for the next fiscal year is under discussion in the National Assembly and finance bill is yet to be tabled but National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has allowed the Power Distribution Companies a uniform increase of Rs.150 in electricity tariff. It is one of the tough conditions included in the staff level International…

Domicile based transfer and posting

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

It is really beyond the comprehension of the people as to why Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government is inviting consecutive troubles that impact the lives of the people. Before the passage and enforcement of District and Regional Health Authorities Act 2019 and codification of rules and regulations thereon, mass transfers and posting orders of doctors are being…

Inviting foreign investment

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Addressing the 19th meeting of the Heads of State of Shangai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the opportunities of foreign direct investment and available but untapped huge natural resources in Pakistan. He dwelt at length on the creative and productive potential of its 65 percent young population, perhaps making an oblique reference…

Curative healthcare

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has issued instructions to the Districts Health Officers and Medical Superintendents of nine districts to make arrangements for treatment of people who may suffer from seasonal diseases in the aftermath of pre-monsoon rains. The summer season is also heading towards climax and like the previous years Dengue mosquito may spread Dengue fever.…

Amending tax laws

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

The government has decided to amend income tax laws to take firm legal action against the tax evaders and people who conceal foreign accounts. A bill was presented in the lower house of the parliament on Tuesday to empower the Commissioners of Inland Revenue Services Department of Federal Board of Revenue to freeze the domestic…

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…