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PM Imran Khan urges world to play role in ending human rights violations in IOK

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the International community to play its role of ending the Indian atrocities and human rights violation in the Indian occupied Kashmir, on Tuesday. PM Imran Khan tweeted “On Human Rights Day, we must appeal to the world’s conscience, to upholders of international law and to the…

Judge video case: Top court wraps up Nawaz Sharif’s review petition

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has wrapped up a review petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday in Judge Arshad Malik video case. In his petition, former premier Nawaz Sharif seeking reconsideration of the Aug 23 order which had held that the video clip concerning former accountability court judge…

USCIRF proposes sanctioning top Indian diplomats over passage of Indian discriminatory bill

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has showed concerns over the passage of the discriminatory bill, on Tuesday. According to reports, USCIRF said it will propose sanctions against senior members of the Indian political leadership if the bill is enacted as law. The USCIRF in its statement noted that the…

Pakistan strongly condemns passage of India’s ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday strongly condemned controversial legislation passed by the Indian Parliament which will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims. PM tweeted this morning “We strongly condemn Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation which violates all norms of international human rights law and bilateral agreements…

PM Imran Khan chairs federal cabinet meeting

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has chaired the meeting of federal cabinet in Islamabad, on Tuesday. The federal cabinet meeting will discuss political situation of the country and the national matters. According to details, the participants have also deliberated on the ongoing political and economic condition of the country while suggestions regarding improvement…

India passes religiously discriminatory citizenship bill amid global outcry

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The lower house of the Indian legislature passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the northeast of the country. The Citizenship Amendment Bill provides that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians…

Global

Arms sales worldwide nearly doubled since 2002

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The world’s top 100 weapon producers have increased their global sales by 47% since 2002, a watchdog said Monday. Their sales for 2018 totaled $420 billion, a 4.6% increase compared to the previous year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report. The institute’s database excludes Chinese companies due…

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Erdogan: Turkey to do its best to eradicate Daesh/ISIS terror group in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community on Monday to boost investments in Afghanistan during “sensitive” times the country has been going through. Erdogan’s remarks came at the 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process convened at Dolmabahce Palace under Peace, Partnership, Prosperity theme. “Afghanistan has been going…

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Qatari minister in Riyadh to prepare for Gulf summit

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk DOHA: Qatar’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sultan Bin Saad Al-Muraikhi arrived in Riyadh on Monday to attend preparatory meetings for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, the official QNA news agency reported. The GCC summit will open on the Saudi capital on Tuesday amid reports about progress in efforts aimed at resolving…

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India passes religiously discriminatory citizenship bill amid global outcry

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The lower house of the Indian legislature passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the northeast of the country. The Citizenship Amendment Bill provides that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians…

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UK election hit by charges of Russian interference

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The Conservative and Labour parties have traded blows in recent days over alleged Russian interference in U.K. politics as the country’s general election enters its final week. The main opposition center-left Labour Party has used a leaked U.K.-US trade document as evidence that the ruling center-right Conservative Party intends to privatize the…

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Political rivals in UK gird up for game of thrones

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: With the U.K. general election taking place this Thursday, Anadolu Agency takes a look at the leaders of the main parties. Boris Johnson: Boris Johnson, 55, is the leader of the ruling center-right Conservative Party and prime minister. He has long been one of Britain’s most-high-profile politicians. He is the former editor…

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Pakistan

Water cannon, tear gas for protesting YDA in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Law enforcers on Tuesday water-cannoned protesters of Young Doctors Association (YDA) after they took to Mall Road seeking compliance of the government with their demands. Police resorted to the use of water cannon after the protesters attempted to enter GOR One. Several medics have been detained for resisting police actions. YDA members…

Sindh govt embarks on reforms to attract investment, says Murad

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that his government has embarked on a comprehensive plan to introduce reforms in every sector to make Sindh a seat of prosperity and a hub of investment for better returns. This he said while holding a luncheon meeting with World Bank team…

Petition filed in SC for arrest, ECL placement of Sharif family

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE:  A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry pleading for placing the names of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his children Maryam, Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar in the Exit Control List (ECL). The petition has been filed by the Khudai Khidmatgar institute. The petition pleads…

PML-N will elect new Premier with 235: Saad Rafique

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique claims on Tuesday that his party candidate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for the premiership will get 235 votes in the national assembly. This he said while sharing his views on social media site on Tuesday. He added that how can one stop PML-N members…

Dengue claims girl’s life in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A 15 years old girl lost his life died of dengue at Khyber Teaching hospital (KTH) of Peshawar after battling the fatal dengue disease.   As per the hospital officials, the girl was brought to hospital a week back and she was resident of Tehkal area of Peshawar, an area where of…

KP health dept seeks govt assistance to counter dengue virus

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Health department of KP has appealed to the locals as well as federal to take appropriate safety measure against a possible outbreak of dengue virus as the dengue cases were on the rise in the province. The health department also demanded to government to starts proper awareness drive against the dengue to make…

Afghanistan

Meet the women on the front line of de-mining Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Nearly 100 Afghans are killed every month by unexploded mines, and yet when Gulandam first signed up to help with de-mining efforts, men would hurl insults at her in the street. “At the beginning we faced many problems, especially when we used to walk around Bamyan wearing our de-mining clothes,” explains Gulandam, one…

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Scientific and Research Seminar of Art in Recent 100 Year held

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Initiated by the Ministry of Information and Culture, Scientific and Re- search Seminar of Art in Recent 100 Year was held here in Kabul. At the outset, Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary, the Deputy to the Ministry of Information and Culture noted that at the seminar, artists have provided information about seven art works…

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MPs approve law on protection of children

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan MPs have approved the Law on Protection of Child Rights–the Child Protection Act–on Monday after years of wrangling over the legal age of boys and girls. Now, according to the law, boys and girls under the age of 18 are considered children. The law will help victims of the illegal practice…

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ICCI, FPCCI call for urgent measures to bring down record high inflation

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Ahmed Waheed President and Saif ur Rahman Khan Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) have shown great concerns over the rising inflation that would put unbearable burden on the common man and threaten the stagnant economy, therefore, they called upon the government to take urgent measures to bring…

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Govt needs stronger anti-corruption measures

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Sarwar Danish, Afghanistan’s second vice president, addressed a gathering on Monday– International Anti-Corruption Day– and said: “Despite some achievements, we have not been completely successful in fighting against corruption.” “The government needs to appoint “clean” people as leaders in every organization in order to fight corruption,” Danish said, adding: “Outside the government…

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848 Kabul admn workers joined Islamic Emirate

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report KABUL: Over the course of the month of November 2019, the efforts of Preaching, Guidance and Recruitment Commission of Islamic Emirate in all provinces of the country resulted in 848 personnel working in various posts of the Kabul based administration leaving the corrupt regime and joining up with the Islamic Emirate. They also…

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Business

Saudis surprise while Russia wins in new OPEC deal

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Saudi Arabia shook the oil world by making a voluntary production cut although Russia was the winner in the latest OPEC deal that ensures both OPEC and ally countries comply with their production quotas. OPEC’s Saudi-led 14 members along with 10 members of Russia-spearheaded non-OPEC met on Thursday and Friday in Vienna,…

AKBL and UPI entered into an agreement

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Askari Bank Limited (AKBL) and UnionPay International (UPI) have entered into an agreement to convert AKBL existing mag stripe cards to UnionPay QuickPass (NFC) and EMV Chip Cards in Pakistan. In addition to the agreement, MoU was also signed for card acquiring business and remittance through Union Pay Money Express The initiative…

FBR to launch track, trace system

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: In order to prevent leakage of revenue, under-reporting of production and sales, and to ensure proper payment of FED and Sales Tax on the manufacture and sale of specified goods/ products, the FBR has decided to implement a Track and Trace System for specified goods/products i.e. Cement, Sugar, Fertilizer and Beverages imported…

SEPA seizes huge amount of hazardous waste

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: On the directives of Advisor to CM Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtuza Wahab, a team of Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) headed by its Additional DG Waqar Hussain Phulpoto seized hazardous waste in thousands of kilogram which was illegally stored in a warehouse in Site area…

VW’s German plants need to shape up

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Volkswagen’s German plants need to boost efficiency to match overseas operations, production chief Andreas Tostmann was quoted as saying, targeting 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in savings by 2023. German carmakers, including Volkswagen’s Audi brand, have announced thousands of job cuts in recent weeks to address an expected 5% drop in global…

Japan’s markets watchdog likely to recommend $22 million fine against Nissan

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Japan’s markets watchdog will likely recommend soon that the financial regulator fine Nissan Motor about 2.4 billion yen over false reporting on its financial statement, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday. Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo in November last year over allegations of financial misconduct, including understating his…

Sports

Sports is the only medium to bring people together: Miandad

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Batting legend Javed Miandad believes sports were the only medium to bring the people of different nations together, saying the Pak-Sri Lanka Tests would show the world that Pakistan was safe for all kinds of sports activities. To show gratitude, respect and appreciation the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had also invited Miandad…

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‘Sri Lanka have talent to win in Pakistan’

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Consultant Head Coach Mickey Arthur, in a press conference, claimed that the Islanders possessed the talent to win in Pakistan in their upcoming two-match Test series. Arthur revealed that the pitch in Rawalpindi was batting friendly and a good first innings score would be crucial to Sri Lanka’s…

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Davis scores 50 in Lakers win

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Las Vegas (Agencies): Anthony Davis scored a season-high 50 points as the La Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 142-125. Davis scored 20 of his 29 field goal attempts and 10 from 10 from the free throw line to became the third Lakers player this decade after LeBron James and Kobe Bryant to score 50 points.…

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Russia banned for 4 years from Olympics, 2022 World Cup

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

ISTANBUL (Agencies): The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday handed a four-year ban to Russia for major sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Cup. “WADA Executive Committee unanimously endorses four-year period of non-compliance for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency,” the agency said in a statement following a meeting of its executive committee…

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Pakistan squash team beat Nepal, Sri Lanka, BD in Men & Women Squash

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): Pakistan took a flying start in the Men and Women squash event part of the ongoing 13th South Asian Games-2019 which is being played at Kathmandu (Nepal) when securing victories against Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in their respective matches. The team got a positive start for winning Men and Women events. In…

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Bashir Ahmed returns to Pakistan with UFC legend in bid to promote MMA

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Professional player of mixed martial art (MMA) from Pakistan, Bashir Ahmad, has returned to his homeland after a two-year gap with a vision to promote the sport at the national and international levels. Termed as the godfather of the sport in the country, he returned with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend Rich…

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Fashion & Movies

Deepika Padukone shares her experience on battling clinical depression

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Deepika Padukone is one of the most loved actresses in Bollywood. The Piku actor has a commendable career trajectory with several critically acclaimed roles to her credit. She has come really far in her Bollywood journey and is considered amongst the top actresses in the industry. Despite the success, it hasn’t been…

Ayushmann Khurrana likely to work in Dharma production’s next project

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: With seven back to back hits at the box-office, Ayushmann Khurrana has proved that he’s the most bankable star at the box-office in the industry. It almost seems that he’s figured the perfect balance between masala and content as his films manage to please audiences be it from the metropolitan cities or…

Miss South Africa wins 2019 Miss Universe crown

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk ATLANTA: Miss South Africa was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday in Atlanta after a lavish ceremony filled with glitter and heartfelt speeches about female empowerment. Zozibini Tunzi, 26, finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists in a flashy televised event, hosted by American comic turned TV personality Steve Harvey. Television…

Sara Ali Khan gets nostalgic as Kedarnath completes a year after release

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sara Ali Khan kick started her Bollywood journey exactly on this day last year. She made her debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath along with Sushant Singh Rajput. Being the daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, expectations sure were pretty high from the young lady and boy did she live up…

Panipat gains momentum at the box-office on day 2

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ashutosh Gowariker is back with another period drama, Panipat. The film seems to be garnering a good response from the audience. Starring Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon in major roles, Panipat narrates the incidents leading upto the third battle of Panipat and how the Marathas struggled against the Afghani forces.…

Amir Khan celebrates 33rd birthday

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

London (Agencies): British-born Pakistani boxer Amir Khan celebrating his 33rd birthday today. Known as King of Ring, Amir Khan has played several important matches in his career claiming many victories. He was born on December 8, 1986 in Manchester, United Kingdom. He started playing boxing merely at the age of 11. His career took a…

Science & Technology

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…

Russian cargo freighter on the way to space station

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk NUR-SULTAN: For the second time in less than 24 hours, a robotic resupply freighter departed Earth Friday for the International Space Station, this time aboard a Russian Soyuz booster launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Soyuz-2.1a booster lifted off at 4:34:11 a.m. EST (0934:11 GMT) from Launch Pad No. 31 at…

Twitter suspends Pakistani user’s accounts without assigning any reason

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The micro-blogging website, Twitter, has suspended many accounts of Pakistani users without assigning any reasons and prior notice. The spokesperson of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) reacted upon the action, saying that the latest step of the Twitter administration was taken against the principles of freedom of expression. The authority asked social media…

Two cargo freighters set for launch to space station this week

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: Fresh off a series of three complex spacewalks to repair a $2 billion cosmic ray detector, the International Space Station’s crew is set to receive two robotic resupply freighters in the next week after launches from Florida’s Space Coast and the steppes of Kazakhstan. A SpaceX Dragon supply ship and Russian Progress…

Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to provide clarity on its data protection efforts, the company said on Monday. The changes, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will comply with the…

Health

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…

Diabetes drug has unexpected, broad implications for healthy aging

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk Metformin is the most commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drug, yet scientists still do not fully know how it works to control blood sugar levels. In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College have used a novel technology to investigate why it functions…

Murad takes strong exception to polio vaccination refusals

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken strong exception to cases of polio vaccine refusals or missing of 200412 children, pertaining to targeted age group, during recently held immunization campaign against crippling disease in the province. Chairing a meeting of Provincial Taskforce for Polio Eradication here on Friday he…

The heart wants what the heart wants, and it wants you to brush your teeth

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk  SEOUL: Part of avoiding heart disease might involve brushing your teeth, suggests a study published this week. Researchers in Korea have found a clear link between good oral health and a lower chance of heart irregularities and serious heart failure. The study, published Sunday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, looked at…

Two new Polio cases reported from KP

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The National Institute of Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has Wednesday notified two more polio affected children from Lakki Marwat and D.I. Khan districts taking the total case count to 68 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the current year so far. According to the details, one wild polio virus has been isolated from stool sample…

Travel

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…

Greener tourism: Greater collaboration needed to tackle rising emissions

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: On the sidelines of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, the agency on Wednesday released the Transport Related CO2 Emissions of the Tourism Sector report, which estimates that by 2030, transport-related emissions from tourism will comprise 5.3 per cent of all man-made carbon dioxide emissions. “This comprehensive study…

The most visited cities in the world 2019

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Hong Kong has been beset by political unrest and protests in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped it from being named the most visited destination in the world this year. According to UK-based market research company Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations 2019 report, the Asian metropolis will clock up 26 million international…

Ireland plans to grow overseas visitor numbers to 12 mln by 2022

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBLIN: Tourism Ireland announced on Monday that it plans to grow the number of overseas visitors to the island of Ireland to 12 million by the year 2022. Meanwhile, it also hopes to increase its overseas tourism revenue to 6.54 billion euros (about 7.25 billion U.S. dollars) within the next three years. The…

Articles

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…

Cherry-picking war criminals

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Imran Jan Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher is the U.S. Navy SEAL at the center of the new controversy that is pitting the Pentagon hierarchy against the commander in chief. Gallagher is accused of war crimes over his alleged killing of a captured Daesh fighter with his hunting knife in Iraq in September 2017. He…

Europe’s share in repatriation process of Daesh members

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

Amin Bagheri One of the strangest and most brutal terrorist groups in contemporary history that killed thousands of innocent men and women and caused damages worth billions of dollars in regional countries, especially in Syria and Iraq, was the Daesh terrorist group. In fact, no group has endangered the security of a region as much…

How Kashmiris are denied their humanity. Alive or dead.

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Helene Sejlert To understand the presence, we need to look at the past. Kashmir is under a communication blackout since 122 days, but a glance at the decades before is essential to understand what’s going on today. 2018 was the deadliest year in a decade and the Valley witnessed daily atrocities. This is just one…

Editorial

Surrendering unutilized resources

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

The provincial governments have surrendered a surplus of Rs.202 to the center during the first quarter of current financial year. Under the 7th National Finance Commission Award of 2010, the share of revenues of federating units from federal divisible pool had been enhanced from 49 percent to 57 percent. However, due to capacity issues of…

Towards knowledge economy

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Science and Technology Park at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) main campus in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister advised the students to remain always steadfast in pursuit of their studies, future carrier building and must not be discouraged by the setbacks that…

Taxing marketed smuggled good

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

In a pragmatic bid the government intends to offer a sort of amnesty to traders who sell non-duty paid goods in their shops. As per conservative estimates smuggled goods worth $10 billion reach the whole sale and retail markets of the country. In the past the anti-smuggling measures could neither bring down the quantum of…

Rigid circular debt

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

The monthly flow to swelling circular debt was Rs.38 billion in previous government. The present government decided to implement a comprehensive policy of power sector reforms the major component of which was bringing down circular debt addition of Rs.12 billion per month and completely wiping it out by December, 2020. But the target seems pretty…

Allaying traders’ reservations

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

Government has decided to allay the misgivings of traders about the broadening of tax net by bringing retail trade under it under the economy documentation drive. A notification will be issued to constitute committees comprising representatives of traders and officials of tax department .across the country to register business houses which are out of the…

Power tariff hike

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

Government has notified an increase of 11 paisa per unit in power tariff as price adjustment to recover an additional amount of Rs. 14 billion from all categories of consumers who honestly pay their monthly bills. NEPRA had recommended an increase of 15 paisa in the original price of electricity. Last month government notified an…

Arts and Literature

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,…

OUP announces regional winners

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Oxford University Press, the world’s largest university press, today announced the names of winners of Oxford Big Read Asia, an annual reading and writing campaign for primary and secondary students. From Pakistan, Hasan Adil who studies in class 8 at Siddeeq Public School, Islamabad, won the Special Commendation prize in the Level…

Three-day book fair kicks off at AUP

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.R. Report PESHAWAR: The three-day 9th annual book fair, organized by the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), University Campus, has kicked off here at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar (AUP). As many as fifty national as well as international book stalls have been set up at the university’s library lawn which were offering books on fifty percent…