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Will continue to replace ministers if they fail to deliver, says PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ORAKZAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he will continue to replace the cabinet members if they do not perform in the interest of the country. This he said on Friday while addressing to rally in Orakzai tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He warned the ministers of being replaced if they failed…

Half of govt team dismissed without opposition bowling a single ball: Aurangzeb

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said Friday that half of the government team had been dismissed, without the opposition bowling a single ball. In her reaction to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address with a rally in Orakzai, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the PML-N spokesperson questioned, “What happened Imran Khan sahib? Was everything…

COAS visits Northern Light Infantry regimental centre in Bunji

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report BUNJI, ASTORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited Northern Light Infantry (NLI) regimental centre in Bunji town of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Astore district. During his visit, the army chief installed Lieutenant General Anwar Ali Hyder as Colonel Commandant of NLI Regiment. According to an ISPR press statement, the outgoing…

PM again offers Energy Minister’s post to Asad Umar

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again offered Energy Minister’s portfolio to former finance minister Asad Umar today (Friday), sources told. Meanwhile, the senior PTI leader refused to take charge and left for Karachi from Islamabad. Sources told that Asad Umer will keep participating in parliament sessions and key meetings of the…

Pakistan, Turkey agree to enhance defense cooperation

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

KARACHI (AA): A three-day meeting of Turkey and Pakistan agreed to boost the defense cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the region, an official statement said on Friday. The 14th round of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Military Dialogue Group meeting decided that Turkey and Pakistan will work together to enhance defense cooperation, focusing on security…

India, Pakistan can’t stay aloof as neighbours: Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said here Friday that India and Pakistan could not stay aloof as neighbours and reiterated the need for mutual dialogue to resolve issues between the two countries. “India is geographically linked with Pakistan through common border, weather conditions, culture, language and rivers,” the FM said while addressing…

Global

CPEC, BRI economic initiative, not targeted at any third country: Wang Yi

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

BEIJING (APP): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Friday said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollar flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative, was an economic cooperation programme and did not target any third country. “We have stated clearly on many occasions that the BRI including the CPEC is an only economic initiative and…

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Trump fumes at Mueller after claiming exoneration

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump raged Friday at Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian interference, one day after he claimed total exoneration. “Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue,” Trump said…

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Congress spokeswoman quits in middle of Indian election, joins BJP ally

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

NEW DELHI (Reuters): A spokeswoman for India’s main opposition Congress party quit on Friday and joined a group allied with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party, complaining that misbehaviour towards her by male Congress members was ignored. The resignation of Priyanka Chaturvedi, a regular on prime-time TV debates, is an embarrassing setback for Congress in…

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Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher’s order: police

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

DHAKA (AFP): A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday. The death of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South Asian nation, with the prime minister promising to prosecute all those involved. Rafi…

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Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, investigating Khashoggi link

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

ANKARA (Reuters): Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Turkish official said on Friday. One of the two men arrived in…

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Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

DOHA (AFP): Hopes for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghanistan´s gruelling conflict suffered a major setback Friday after a key summit between the Taliban and Afghan officials was indefinitely postponed. The so-called intra-Afghan dialogue, due to take place in Doha this weekend, fell apart at the last minute in a row over the…

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Pakistan

FM Qureshi to embark on four-day visit to Japan from Sunday

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will embark on a four-day visit to Japan from April 21 (Sunday). During the visit, Qureshi will hold wide ranging talks with his Japanese counterpart and other dignitaries. Apart from interacting with the Pakistani community and leading media houses in Japan, the FM will also interact with…

Ahsan killing case: Bullet shell found at murder site matches policeman’s weapon

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Bullet shell found at the site of the incident of murder of a 19-month-old boy, Ahsan, has matched weapons of police officials. Investigation sources said forensic test of the weapons of the police officials, who were posted on snap-checking near the site of the incident, was carried out. They said a shell…

NAB seeks report from KWSB over action against illegal hydrants

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials on Friday met the chairman Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Asadullah Khan and sought report regarding actions taken by the KWSB against illegal hydrants operating in the city. The NAB team asked the KWSB to clarify its position over illegal hydrants operating citywide. The KWSB chief…

Plastic bags to be banned in Islamabad: NA body

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change on Friday said soon a Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) would be issued to ban plastic shopping bags in Islamabad. “The ban on plastic shopping bags will be imposed phase-wise,” the National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change chaired by Munaza Hassan in Islamabad decided.…

PM Imran approves provision of ‘Sehat Cards’ to Tharparkar residents

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved provision of health cards to the people of Tharparkar. Under the health card, every household of Tharparkar will be able to get free medical treatment of up to Rs 7,20,000. According to officials, at least 300,000 families of Tharparkar district will get benefit from the health…

PM Imran Khan to launch housing project in Quetta on Sunday: minister

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema on Friday said Prime Minister Imran Khan would launch the housing project in Quetta on Sunday (April 21). Addressing a press conference here, Tariq Bashir Cheema said PM Khan had promised for the housing projects during his election campaign. “Prime Minister Khan has given…

Afghanistan

Notre-Dame fire; It’s as sad as Buddha statues in Bayman destroyed

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): A fire ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, destroying its roof, toppling the spire and threatening the remaining structure of the building. Former President Hamid Karzai in a tweet message said that its as said as destruction of Buddhas of Bamyan. “Notre-Dame, a world monument, a French sentiment, went through the pain of…

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UN flays Taliban spring offense announcement

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Members of the Security Council condemned the announcement by the Taliban of a spring offensive, which will only result in more unnecessary suffering and destruction for the Afghan people, the UNSC says in a statement. The statement says that members of the Security Council recognized the Afghan people’s strong desire for sustainable…

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At least 400 schools remain closed countrywide: Minister

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Officials from the Ministry of Education said that around 400 schools have remained closed around the country due to insecurity and other incidents. Education Minister Mirwais Balkhi said attacks on schools in different parts of the country, especially in rural areas, have been one of the biggest challenges for the ministry. “We…

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Political leaders hope Qatar meeting will lead to peace

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): As a scheduled meeting between Afghan politicians and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, inches closer, some of Afghanistan’s influential politicians and former Jihadi leaders on Wednesday expressed their hope that the upcoming intra-Afghan meeting will help to restore lasting peace in the country. Among those expressing their hopes over a positive outcome…

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AGO to finalize ex-election officials’ case within a week

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Wednesday announced that the case pertaining electoral crime charges against former members of the election management bodies of Afghanistan will be finalized within a week. The AGO spokesman Jamshid Rasuli said the probe team has investigated allegations of electoral crimes against the former members of the…

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Germany commits to invest AFN 5.1 billion in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

KABUL (Khaama Press): The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has committed to invest about AFN 5.1 billion (EUR 59 million), focussing on good governance, sustainable economic development as well as urban development and municipal infrastructure. According to a statement released by German Cooperation with Afghanistan, an additional AFN 8.7 billion (EUR 100…

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Business

India suspends trade with Pakistan across Kashmir border

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India has suspended trade across its disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan, alleging that weapons and drugs are being smuggled across the route, as tensions simmer between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Kashmir has been on edge since a February suicide attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitaries and brought the two countries to the…

Russia bans oil export to Ukraine

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday said he has signed a decree expanding Russian sanctions against Ukraine. The new measures ban export to Ukraine of oil, oil products and coal, he said at a government meeting in Moscow. Also, the decree expands the list of items prohibited for import from Ukraine, he added.…

US retail sales, jobless claims data brighten economic outlook

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, the latest indication that economic growth picked up in the first quarter after a false start. The economy’s enduring strength was underscored by other data on Thursday showing…

Deal with IMF to stabilize economy: Chairman PEW

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) Brig (Retd) Muhammad Aslam Khan has said that a deal with International Monetary Fund (IMF) will stabilize our economy which is facing problems therefore it should not be delayed. In a statement issued here on Thursday, Brig (Retd) Muhammad Aslam Khan welcomed increased remittances by 1.2 billion…

Zong 4G offers widest 4G international roaming services for its customers

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Why Roam with Rest, when you have the best! Pakistan’s number 1 Data Network, Zong 4G has moved to expand its network coverage beyond borders by ensuring 4G international roaming for its subscribers across 20 countries. Thus, becoming the largest Pakistani 4G cellular operator offering data services both nationally and internationally. In…

BankIslami signs MoU with BIPL Securities and Kifayah Investment

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between BankIslami, BIPL Securities and Kifayah Investment Company with the aim to promote investment culture for Non Resident Pakistanis (NRPs) and locals in Pakistan by providing them a one stop solution for all their investment needs. With a network of 330 branches in 114 cities…

Sports

Off-form Amla makes South Africa World Cup squad

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

CAPE TOWN (Agencies): South Africa have included off-form opening batsman Hashim Amla in their squad for the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales starting next month, but there is no place for all-rounder Chris Morris. Amla’s selection has been the topic of hot debate. He has been a stalwart at the top of the…

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Djokovic into Monte Carlo quarters

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monte Carlo (Agencies): Top seed Novak Djokovic continued his win streak against US players as he reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Taylor Fritz on Thursday. Two-time tournament champion Djokovic has now won nine in a row over US players since losing at Wimbledon 2016 to Sam…

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Ireland captain Best to retire after World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best has announced he will retire from professional rugby after the World Cup in Japan later his year. Best, 36, has been capped 116 times by his country and won the Six Nations four times, including Grand Slams in 2009 and 2018. “It is with mixed feelings that…

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Mendis, Siriwardana, Vandersay make comebacks in SL World Cup squad

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Colombo (Agencies): Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made remarkable comebacks as Sri Lanka announced their 15-strong squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Thursday. Siriwardana and Vandersay last played one-day internationals in October 2017, while Jeevan Mendis’ previous appearance in the format came in the 2015 World Cup match against…

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Aamir dropped as Pakistan announce 15-member World Cup squad

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammad Aamir has been dropped from the World Cup squad as chief selector Inzimamul Haq announced the 15-member team in a press conference on Thursday. Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hassan Ali are expected to lead the Pakistani pace attack. All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez’s availability in the squad…

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Arthur wants to continue as head coach after World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Mickey Arthur has expressed the wish to continue as head coach of Pakistan cricket team beyond the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in England and Wales from May 30. According to local news channel reported that Arthur has communicated his wish for an extension in his contract to…

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Fashion & Movies

Pop-Queen Madonna’s 14th studio album to be released June 14

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Madonna announced that she will release her 14th studio album on June 14. “Madame X” will be her first album in four years and the follow-up to her 2015 record “Rebel Heart”. The highly-anticipated “Medellin” video release was delayed, but fans of the material girl got to hear the first track from the…

Kalank earns Rs 21.6 crores on first day at box-office

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s fourth outing at the box-office has created a new record. The golden pair of this generation has taken the box-office by a storm with their latest venture Kalank. The magnum opus has become the highest opener of 2019 by raking in Rs 21.6 crore net on its…

SRK speaks about Zero’s failure at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan is currently in China to attend the 9th Beijing International Film Festival, where the screening of his last film Zero was held. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it failed to score big at the box-office. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film starred Katrina Kaif and…

Filmmaker releases latest poster of Bharat

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bharat’s posters featuring Salman Khan are proving to be a rage on the internet. After two intriguing looks of the actor being revealed, the latest poster was dropped in by the makers to take the buzz around the film a notch higher. The last poster featured Disha Patani in it, and the…

Tara Sutaria likely to sing a song in upcoming ‘RX 100’

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Actors singing in their films seems to be the new trend in Bollywood. So far, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana have got us grooving to their vocals. And now, it seems Tara Sutaria is all set to show us her vocal skills in Sajid Nadiadwala’s RX…

Bhumi Pednekar talks about her upcoming project ‘Saand Ki Aankh’

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhumi Pednekar has surprised everyone with the first look of her next film Saand ki Aankh, where she is seen playing the role of 87-year-old sharpshooter along with Taapsee Pannu. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film is based on the lives of world’s oldest sharpshooters from India, Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar.…

Science & Technology

Whatsapp new feature to restrict users from taking screen shots

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Whatsapp is reportedly testing a new feature that would restrict users to take screen shot of the chats if they enable authentication feature in the app. According to Wabetainfo, the world’s biggest messaging app is working to introduce the new feature and may roll out it soon. In order to stop others…

Facebook bans far-right UK figures, groups

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Social media giant Facebook has permanently banned various far-right groups and individuals, the company said on Thursday. The banned groups include the xenophobic and Islamophobic British National Party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL), and Britain First. “Individuals and organisations who spread hate, or attack or call for the exclusion of others…

OPPO launches F11 and F11 Pro with dual rear camera in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: OPPO, a leading global smartphone brand, expanded its F series portfolio of smartphones recently at Mohatta Palace in Karachi with the launch of OPPO F11 Series. The smartphone boasts of portrait photography in low light with several other innovative technologies. F11 Pro is equipped with a new 48MP ultra-clear camera system, a…

Mobile Journalism is the future of media industry: Prof. Dr. Khalid Sultan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in collaboration with Business Incubation Center (BICON) of NUML and Digital Broadcast Pvt. Ltd (DBTV.live). organized a four-day training session on Mobile Journalism aka MOJO. The training focused on making human centric stories through mobile phones. The training enriched the students with the technical knowledge…

Facebook Messenger gets dark mode

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Facebook Messenger’s dark mode is rolling out to globally today, as announced on Facebook’s product blog. The feature was previously hidden behind an Easter egg activation that made users send a crescent moon emoji in order to activate it. Now, users can enable the mode through a toggle switch in their settings,…

Apple and Qualcomm square off in US court

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

NEW YORK (BBC News): Apple and Qualcomm will face off in court as a billion-dollar legal battle over smartphone chips gets under way. The trial is the culmination of a long-running battle between the two over the cost of the processors that phones use to connect to mobile networks. Apple claims Qualcomm is charging too…

Health

Food allergies can strike at any age

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring CALIFORNIA: You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you’ve eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top—but not the only—food culprits are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish, wheat and soy, according to the…

195,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen in 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

SANAA (AA): At least 195,000 suspected cases of cholera have been registered in Yemen since Jan. 1 of this year, while more than 3,000 people have died of the disease since 2016, according to an international aid NGO. “Some 195,000 people are suspected to have contracted the disease so far this year, of whom more…

Purple corn likely to reduce inflammation, diabetes

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: New research suggests that chemicals in purple corn can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance in a mouse cell model. Eating a healthful diet is a cornerstone of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Fruit, nonstarchy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes are all on the list of foods that…

1.64 m kids up to 10 years to be vaccinated in April campaign: DC

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: In view of the persistent virus circulation in the sewage water of the provincial capital the district administration has decided to conduct special anti-polio campaign wherein children upto 10 years of age will be vaccinated against the crippling disease. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Dr Imran Hamid Sheikh while addressing…

Parental behavior vital to helping children with anxiety cope: Psychologist

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: A psychologist said that parents who accommodate their children’s anxiety might be doing more harm than good. Instead of comforting them, parents should allow their children to cope with anxiety on their own.   To deal with childhood anxiety, parents have to learn to step back and allow their children to face…

Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has in recent…

Travel

Solid measures afoot for promotion of tourism in scenic Gilgit Baltistan

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Minister for Tourism Gilgit Baltistan Fida Khan said Thursday the government was taking concrete steps to promote tourism. While talking to media persons, the GB minister said Gilgit Baltistan region was endowed with tremendous natural beauty and the tourism department was utilizing all its available resources to explore tourism spots and attract…

SCTH announces plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom, as part of a lending initiative to aid the sector in underdeveloped Saudi regions. Abdul Majid bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Nasser, the SCTH’s director general of tourism investment, said that the initiative,…

Giant’s Causeway tourism impact examined by National Trust

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A year-long study will assess the impact of more than one million tourists a year on the Antrim coast. It was commissioned by the National Trust, which manages two main sites that attracted 1.5m visitors in 2019. With the projected growth in tourism, the trust says numbers visiting the Giant’s Causeway and…

GB: Efforts on to further promote tourism in land of glaciers

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

F.P. Report GILGIT: Commissioner Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Region, Hamza Salik said on Monday that GB is most peaceful part of the world with people extraordinary hospitable–that is why around 1.7 million tourists visited the region last year among which 0.5 million came to only to Baltistan that is a record to be noted. Addressing the…

Too many travelers, too few planes is US airlines’ 737 MAX summer dilemma

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

CHICAGO (Reuters): Normally US airlines compete to sell tickets and fill seats during the peak summer travel season. But operators of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX are facing a different problem: scarce planes and booming demand. The grounding of Boeing Co’s fuel-efficient, single-aisle workhorse after two fatal crashes is biting into U.S. airlines’ Northern Hemisphere…

Swat Expressway to prove as gateway for tourism promotion in Pakistan, inauguration on May 25

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Expressways play a pivotal role in economic and tourism development of a country as it provides an easy access to isolated and less visited destinations of tourism, heritage and archeological sites to generate substantial revenue for the national kitty. Like most of developing countries, tourism industry is also underperforming since long in…

Articles

AIPAC’s weakening grip on US foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Abukar Arman Despite the 18,000 faithful who came the past weekend to pledge their unwavering support to Israel, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) finds itself in a Dickensian moment of history that could be retrospectively described as: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times” or it was the…

Why is Bahrain revoking nationality of its citizens?

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Saad Hasan More than 900 people have been stripped of their citizenship since 2012 in what human rights groups say is political repression. When thinking of terrorism, Bahrain has barely been in the international spotlight. When it comes to the number of people killed by terrorists, the tiny archipelago in the Persian Gulf is safer…

Let’s face truth, rural Afghanistan has been lost

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Emran Feroz Foreign invaders and elite urban Afghans have long underestimated or ignored rural Afghanistan, and they have all paid the price of doing so. A few days ago, massive protests took place in the province of Helmand, southern Afghanistan. The night before, Afghan and American forces raided another home in the region. According to…

Boggling higher education in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Asmatullah Khan Higher education is the prime input for the acceleration of technological, scientific and research oriented skill in the country to achieve the objective of speedy economic development and higher productivity. Discoveries, innovations, scientifically accelerated socio –economic development, modern research and latest industrial and agricultural technologies are the outcomes of the productive research oriented…

Modi’s post Pulwama Blues

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on April 06, aptly criticised India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for whipping up war hysteria in an attempt to win more seats in general elections. Pakistan and India were almost on the brink of war when earlier in February both countries launched tit for tat air strikes. India…

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2019

Robert Burns WASHINGTON: It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and European analysts and current…

Editorial

Wave of terrorist attacks

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

The memories of extreme grief and outrage were still fresh in the minds of people about the Hazargangi Quetta vegetable market attack that another soul searing and blood curdling incident of terrorism occurred in the restive province of Baluchistan. Two dozens unidentified assailants, who were wearing clothes that resembled FC uniform, picked out 16 people…

Money laundering investigation

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

While giving briefing to journalists after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Federal Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry disclosed that Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has been authorized to investigate money laundering related charges. Up till now the matter was within the purview of Federal Investigation Agency which also conducted crackdown to curb money laundering through Hundi…

Peshawar anti-terrorist operation

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

An intelligence based joint anti-terrorist operation was conducted by Peshawar Police and personnel of Special Service Group of Army in Phase-7 of posh Hayatabad Township. It lasted for 17 hours in a densely populated street. In the gun battle between the terrorists and security forces a police Assistant Sub-Inspector Qamar Alam was martyred and five…

Urging pursuit of technology

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

Addressing a summit, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain emphasised the pursuit of modern technology and its indegenisation for achieving sustained level of economic growth and prosperity of the people. Lamenting over the deliberate destruction of technological base of the country, the minster recalled that in the decade of 1960s transmitters and other radio equipments were…

IMF bailout versus debt sustainability

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2019

Contrary to the government’s version of successful negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), media reports reveal that agreement on bailout package may hit snags on the condition of sharing all the details of Chimes loans obtained under CPEC framework and short term exorbitantly high interest bearing commercial loans. The conditions of the Washington based…

Quetta market attack

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2019

Amid apparently tight security environment an Improvised Explosive Device went off in vegetable market at Hazargani area in Quetta, killing 20 people and injuring 48 others. One FC soldier was killed and three wounded in the bomb blast. The area has witnessed similar attacks over the past eight years, targeting members of Hazara Shia Community.…

Letters to Editor

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…

TF and Pakistan’s economic quagmire

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Financial Action Task Force is a global body which aims at combating money laundering and terrorists financing. FATF grey list comprises of the countries which lacks in implementing strategic policies against terrorist financing. Pakistan was also grey listed from 2012 to 2015. But later due to efforts and policies, Pakistan was removed from the grey…