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Narcotics case: ANF court extends Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand for five days

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An Anti-Narcotics Court (ANF) has extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand for five days in narcotics case, on Saturday. According to reports, the CCTV footage of Rana Sanaullah’s car entering motorway was presented before the court, and the court directed the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) to submit complete record of…

Dera Ismail Khan: Two killed, two injured in attack on security check post

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report  DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least two people were killed and two others were injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire overnight on a security check post in Daraband Kalan tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan.  According to details, the security check post located in Daraband Kalan, 60 kilometres from Dera Ismail Khan. Daraban Kalan is…

US, Taliban due to resume peace push at Doha talks

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk DOHA: The US and the Taliban said they would return to talks in Qatar on Friday aimed at bringing a close to Afghanistan’s 18-year conflict. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told a media WhatsApp group that day two of the ninth round of negotiations in Doha would “restart after evening prayers and will continue…

IOK people appealed to stand like a rock

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, the people have started constituting committees at street level to protect their mothers, sisters and daughters from humiliation and molestation threat imposed by Hindutva forces in uniform and civies. The move comes in the wake of some derogatory remarks of fanatic leaders of communal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and…

Chief Election Commissioner refuses to administer oath to two new ECP members

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Mohammad Raza has refused to administer oath to two members of the Election Commission of Pakistan recently appointed by President Arif Alvi. In an official notification issued the previous day, the government had announced the appointment of two new members of the Election Commission – Khalid Mehmood Siddiqui…

India will attempt ‘false flag operation’ to divert attention from occupied Kashmir, PM Imran warns

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday alerted the international community to a possible “false flag operation” by the Indian leadership to “divert attention from massive human rights violations” in occupied Kashmir. “I want to warn the international community that the Indian leadership will in all probability attempt a false flag operation to…

Global

Rosatom plans to start selling floating nuclear power units

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MURMANSK: Floating nuclear power units (FPUs) could become one of Rosatom’s main export items, the company’s director-general, Alexey Likhachev, said on Friday. “I strongly hope that an already-optimized unit will become one of the elements of our overseas sales in the next decade,” Likhachev said. He was speaking at the send-off ceremony for…

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Russian Navy to get six submarines in 2020 for first time over past 28 years

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The Russian Navy will receive six submarines, including four nuclear-powered subs in 2020 for the first time over the past 28 years, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. Last time, the Russian Navy received the same number of submarines in 1992. After that, domestic shipbuilders delivered two-three…

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Trump ask if Fed chair, China prez ‘bigger enemy’ to US

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday took a shot at Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell by questioning whether he or Chinese President Xi Xinping is the “bigger enemy” to Washington. “My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powel or Chairman Xi?” Trump tweeted, misspelling the central bank president’s name.…

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Yemen accuses UAE of flaring up conflict in Shabwa

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk SANAA: The Yemeni government has accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of flaring up the military situation in Shabwah, country’s southern province. In a statement late Thursday released by the official Saba news agency, government spokesman Rajeh Badi said UAE’s military command in Shabwah is responsible for the attempt of separatist forces to…

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Qatar, Saudi Arabia rift in a new stage over Somalia

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOGADISHU: Saudi Arabia and Qatar engaged in a diplomatic war last year when the former imposed an embargo on the latter, attempting to cut its ties with the outside. In addition to the existing confrontations between the two Gulf countries, now the two countries are locked in another power struggle. This time it…

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Split Somali families to be reunited in Germany

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk NAIROBI: After six long years, Abdi Ghuled was able to track down his wife and two daughters, who had fled violence in Somalia, ultimately locating them in Germany. In a video call in December 2018, he finally saw his daughters. The last he had seen them they were just 3 and 5 years…

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Pakistan

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Siraj concerned over world silence on humanitarian crisis in Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE): Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has expressed severe concerns over the silence of world on impending humanitarian crisis in Indian Occupied Kashmir. In a statement issued from JI headquarters Mansoora on Friday, he said the curfew in the held region entered 20th day and there was complete commutation barrier. The reports were coming…

Changes in Sindh expected soon: Haleem Adil

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) staged a rally to support the Kashmiri brethren. The rally was staged from New Sabzi Mandi to Superhighway in the constituency of PS-99 and jointly led by PTI Sindh chapter president Haleem Adil Sheikh and Vegetable Traders Association President Haji Azeem. A large number of citizens and traders…

NAB not to pursue tax related cases against traders: Javed

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would not pursue  the business community’s sales and income tax related cases and transfer the existing one to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for further action, said Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal here Friday. Talking to a delegation led by President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce…

India is on dangerous road, playing with fire in IOK: President

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said that India was playing with fire in the Indian Occupied Kashmir by changing the status of the territory and suppressing the people’s will. “If India feels that this is going to improve situation with these laws, they are living in fool’s paradise… It is playing with fire…

Afridi urges media to create community trust on polio vaccine

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Coordinator Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Capt (R) Kamran Afridi has urged media to support government in addressing hardcore polio refusals and create community demand for the vaccination as the province is struggling with the rising polio cases. “Baseless propagandas against polio vaccine by vested elements have badly affected the programme and…

Afghanistan

Trump Defends His Military Policy in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 23, 2017

NEW YORK (TOLO News): US president Donald Trump on Thursday said that everyone in the United States is talking about the progress the US military forces have made in Afghanistan since he took office as president. “Everybody is talking about the progress you’ve made in Afghanistan since I opened it up, and you’ve turned it…

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Tajiks comprise 78 pc of Anti-Riot Force

By The Frontier Post | November 23, 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): Duties of two officials have been suspended and five were being interrogated after a letter disclosed asking for the recruitment personnel from other ethnic groups except the Tajik to the Anti-Riot Force. Seventy-eight percent personnel of the Anti-Riot Force which also included the Public Order Police (POP) were currently comprised of the Tajik…

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Germany given 6.4 Billion AFs aid to Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 23, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Germany will provide 6.44 million AFs in aid to government of Afghanistan and the fund will be allocated to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF). The Afghan government and the German KfW Development Bank signed a financial agreement in this regard on Thursday. Germany has contributed almost 47 billion AFs since…

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At least Taliban fighters killed in Wardak operation

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: As many as sixteen Taliban fighters were killed in an operation conducted by Afghan Police in Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday. Police added that the operation clean up was started against the armed group to make sure to clean the area from the insurgents and provide healthy and peaceful environment to the…

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Afghan government appreciates joint Afghan-US airstrikes on drug labs in Helmand

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government has appreciated the airstrikes which was jointly conducted by Afghan and US against the Taliban drug labs in Helmand province of Afghanistan and adding that it is the government top priority to dry the financial resources of the Taliban group. The President office issued a statement in this regard…

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12 civilians killed in Helmand airstrike

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2017

Monitoring Desk LASHKARGAH: As many as 12 civilians were killed in an airstrike conducted in Musa Kala district of Helmand province on Monday. Former Deputy Chairman of Helmand council, Mullah Majeed Akhundzada told media persons that the airplanes targeted the house of a local resident, identified as Habibullah, on the bank of river in the…

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Business

Gold price sheds Rs800, traded at Rs87,100/tola

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The price of 24 karat gold shed by Rs800 and was traded at Rs 87,100 per tola as compared to the last closing at Rs 87,900 Karachi Sarafa Association reported on Friday. The price of 10 gram gold also witnessed decrease of Rs686 and was traded at Rs 74,674 against Rs 75,360…

Pak-Oman talks on aviation sector held

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: With the view to further explore avenues of mutual cooperation in the aviation industry, the delegations representing the Aeronautical Authorities of Pakistan and Oman met on the request of Pakistan in pursuance of the vision of the government of Pakistan. The Pakistan delegation was led by the Senior Joint Secretary Aviation Division…

PSX sheds 534 points to close at 31,350.02 points

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Friday noted bearish trend as KSE 100 index plunged by 534.43 points (1.68 percent) to close at 31,350.02 points. A total of 230,725,160 shares were traded, whereas the value of shares traded during the day stood at Rs 7.221 billion. Out of 358 companies, share prices…

Sanofi & Sehat Kahani to improve diabetes care

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sanofi Pakistan announced its collaboration with Sehat Kahani for elevating the standards of diabetes care among the underserved communities in Pakistan. At an MoU signing ceremony, both organizations pledged to implement a robust nationwide program through the 25 e-Hubs (clinics) managed by virtual doctors and qualified nurses of Sehat Kahani. The Sanofi…

Pakistani rupee records slight gain against dollar

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistani rupee gained a mere Rs0.71 against the US dollar on Friday in the interbank, trading at Rs157.52 as opposed to the previous closing of Rs158.23, as per State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) data. However, according to Forex Association of Pakistan, the buying and selling rates of dollar in open market were…

Rupee gains 73 paisa against US Dollar

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee gained 73 paisa against the US dollar on Friday in the interbank market and traded at Rs157.50. According to details, the dip in the US dollar has reduced the debt burden by Rs 600 billion. It is worth mentioning here that the US dollar had reached all-time high of…

Sports

Solskjaer to give Pogba another chance from the penalty spot

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to name a Manchester United penalty taker despite the furore that followed Paul Pogba’s miss from the spot against Wolves on Monday that cost the Red Devils top spot in the Premier League. The United manager was criticised after Pogba failed to convert a penalty for fourth time…

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Murray heads back to Challenger Tour

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Former world number one Andy Murray is set to compete in his first Challenger Tour event in 14 years at the Rafa Nadal Open in Manacor, Spain, next week. The 32-year-old Murray has confirmed he will skip playing doubles at the US Open to focus on his singles game at the second-tier hard…

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BCCI likely to hire former Pakistan coach

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

NEW DELHI (Agencies): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to hire Pakistan’s former strength and conditioning coach, Grant Luden. According to a press release by the BCCI, Luden is among the candidates who have been shortlisted for the second round of interviews. “The selection committee has decided to call the…

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Pakistani cricketers kick off preparation for U19 Asia Cup

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s U19 cricketers have kicked off their preparation for next month’s U19 Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka. The U19 Asia Cup will be played from September 5 to 14 with Pakistan being placed in pool A along with India, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Pakistan’s U19 squad gathered at Karachi’s National…

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Pakistan’s Umar Khan marches into IBSF U16 World Snooker semifinal

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s Umar Khan has marched into the semifinal of the IBSF U16 World Snooker Championship, beating Russia’s Andrei Karasov 4-1 in the quarterfinal. 16-year-old Umar Khan is still undefeated in the tournament and will meet Hungary’s Bulcsú Révész in the semifinal on Saturday in the Russian city of Tyumen. Umar kept control…

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Sri Lanka to play limited-overs series in Pakistan before December tests

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

LAHORE (Agencies): Pakistan will host Sri Lanka in three one-day internationals and the same number of Twenty20 internationals starting in September before two tests as part of the World Test Championship in December, the cricket boards of both countries said on Friday. Pakistan are preparing to host their first test on home soil since a…

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Fashion & Movies

Chiranjeevi can’t stop praising Amitabh Bachchan

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan and Chiranjeevi have collaborated on Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Directed by Surendra Reddy, the film also stars Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Tamannah, Jagapathi Babu and Anushka Shetty. Recently, during the trailer launch of the film, actor Chiranjeevi couldn’t stop praising Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. He gave an insight about how…

Filmmaker releases first look of Parineeti Chopra’s from The Girl On The Train’s remake

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Curiosity around the official Hindi remake of Emily Blunt’s The Girl On The Train had begun since the day it was announced. Then the official announcement was followed by the revelation that Parineeti Chopra will be the main lead. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the first has gone to floors in London. Today,…

Mission Mangal continues to rule at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made the entire country proud when they were able to launch the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or popularly known as Mangalyaan successfully on its first attempt. Mission Mangal brings that story on the big screen and shows us just how much effort had gone behind making…

Dabangg 3 to be released in four different languages

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After scoring big at the box-office with his last release Bharat, Salman is all set to return on the big screen with the third instalment of the Dabangg franchise titled Dabangg 3. Salman will return to being Chulbul Pandey, a role that has become pretty popular thanks to the success of the…

Michael Jackson art show opens in Finland despite controversy

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk HELSINKI: An exhibition of art inspired by Michael Jackson opened Tuesday in Helsinki with organisers insisting it was not a “celebration” of the singer, still dogged by abuse allegations a decade after his death. “Michael Jackson: On the Wall” brings together old and new works depicting the iconic pop star and his impact…

Spider-Man’s Marvel future in peril as Sony deal breaks down

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Marvel’s superhero films could lose their most famous character after Sony confirmed Tuesday that talks over its deal to share Spider-Man with the Disney-owned studio have broken down. The Marvel movies have together grossed $22 billion at the global box office, and British actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has become an increasingly…

Science & Technology

Google Play Store redesign makes it easier to find games

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: The go-to destination for Android apps has undergone some changes. Google announced today that it has rolled out a visual redesign of the Google Play Store. The refreshed interface should make hunting for apps easier for the app store’s two billion monthly active users. Especially if you’re a player of mobile games.…

Ripples in space-time suggest a black hole swallowed a neutron star

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Astronomers watching the cosmos for faint ripples in space-time may have detected a black hole swallowing up a neutron star for the very first time. Gravitational wave observatories in the US and Europe were switched back on after upgrades in April to hunt for these extreme cosmic events, and since then…

Indian spacecraft to land on Moon on September 7

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India’s moon mission is all set to make its first landing on Sept. 7, an official said Tuesday. The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft successfully entered the lunar orbit earlier Tuesday, said Kailasavadivoo Sivan, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). “Today, we’ve crossed a major milestone. The precise LOI [Lunar Orbiter…

NASA installs rock-sampling toolkit on Mars 2020 rover

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFRONIA: NASA continues work on its Mars 2020 rover, a vehicle that will be launched on its mission to the Red Planet next summer. Ahead of that launch, the space agency says its scientists are working hard to ensure the rover is ready to land and acquire samples from the planet’s surface that’ll…

Huawei P Smart Pro major specs spilled online

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The Huawei Nova 5T was spotted on Android Enterprise website yesterday. However, Huawei is also working on a similar smartphone named Huawei P smart Pro which has also now popped up there, revealing its official name along with some other information. The front panel of the P smart Pro is visible in…

Facebook extends Instagram AR feature

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Facebook opened its Spark AR platform to the public on Instagram, enabling users to create and publish custom AR special effects, and reportedly pitching the company head-to-head against Snapchat’s Lenses feature. Instagram first rolled out AR effects in May 2018, and Facebook said more than 1 billion people have used Spark AR-powered…

Health

Afridi urges media to create community trust on polio vaccine

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Coordinator Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Capt (R) Kamran Afridi has urged media to support government in addressing hardcore polio refusals and create community demand for the vaccination as the province is struggling with the rising polio cases. “Baseless propagandas against polio vaccine by vested elements have badly affected the programme and…

322698 kids to be vaccinated in anti-polio campaign

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report D I KHAN: Deputy Commissioner DI Khan, Muhammad Umair chairing a meeting regarding polio Thursday urged parents to vaccinate their children and take part in national cause of polio eradication. The meeting among others was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, concerned officials of health, education and local government besides representatives of WHO and…

WHO calls for urgent research on microplastics

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for further research on the health impacts of microplastics following the release of latests findings on microplastics in drinking water. “We urgently need to know more about the health impact of microplastics because they are everywhere including in our drinking-water,” Maria Neira, an expert from…

Dengue fever claims 2nd life in district Mansehra

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

F.P. Report MANSEHRA: A girl student of 2nd year Wednesday lost her life, second in Mansehra district during last four days, due to dengue fever which has stroked back in district during last week. The unfortunate 15 year old girl Adia daughter of Malik Iftikhar died of dengue fever while another person reportedly died by…

PM Imran Khan chairs emergency meeting on polio crisis

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chairing an emergency on the polio crisis in Pakistan, on Wednesday. Prime minister’s focal person on polio Babar Atta briefed the meeting.  According to details, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, federal ministers and heads of global institutions also attended the meeting. A report prepared…

Health Minister directs to start anti-polio awareness campaign

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Provincial Health Minister Dr. Hasham Inamulah Khan Monday directed entire District Health Officers (DHOs) to take effective measures for prevention of crippling polio disease and should initiate awareness campaigns in their respective areas. He was issued these directives while presiding over a meeting of health department held here. He has also been…

Travel

Hawaii hotel industry showing robust growth

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk HAWAII: Hawaii’s hotel industry is showing robust growth. The Hawaii Hotel Performance Report, published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), showed positive signs for the industry. Statewide RevPAR increased 5.2 percent to $260 with ADR of $305, which is up 3.9 percent. Occupancy rates reached 85.2 percent in the month of July. Room…

Tourists enjoy Uchal festival in Kalash valley

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

F.P. Report CHITRAL: The foreign and domestic tourists and the local people enjoyed the three-day Uchal festival in the scenic Kalash valley in Chitral district. Kicked off on August 20, this year a great number of foreign and domestic tourists visited the Kalash valley to enjoy the Uchal festival. The tourists besides enjoying the cultural…

What’s it like to live in an over-touristed city?

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Global travel and tourism continues to grow at breakneck speed, growing faster than the global GDP and contributing more than $8 trillion to the economy every year. Yet, in some cities seeing a record numbers of visitors, governments and residents alike are starting to question whether this growth of tourism might be…

3-day Uchal festival kicks off in Kalash Valley

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

F.P. Report CHITRAL: The foreign and domestic tourists and the local people thronged the Rambur and Bamburet valleys as the three-day Uchal festival kicked off in the scenic Kalash valley in Chitral district on Tuesday. A great number of foreign and domestic tourists have already arrived the valley to enjoy the festival. The tourists also…

Quintana Roo boasts Sargassum free beaches

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MEXICO: Just days after experts in Quintana Roo, Mexico projected the region would be spared by nagging sargassum seaweed this month, the state’s governor has deemed beaches in places like Cancun clean and free of the smelly algae. Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez applauded President Lopez Obrador and recent efforts by the…

Plan being devised for promotion of tourism

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

F.P. Report MULTAN: Commissioner Multan division Iftikhar Sahu has said that a plan is being devised for promotion of tourism as per the vision of Prime Minister. He directed the officials concerned to take steps for restoration of recreational places of the city for Multanites. The Commissioner expressed these views during his visit to Fort…

Articles

Palestine 101: Kushner lacks even most basic knowledge

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Najla M. Shahwan The economic proposal purportedly designed to help foment the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, the product of two years of work by US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other sides, was rejected immediately by Palestinians for many crucial reasons that touch on the heart of their struggle…

Aden clashes highlight discord within Saudi coalition

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Ihsan Faqih Aug. 10 marks a milestone in the Yemeni war in terms of the repercussions for the unity of Yemeni soil and the future of the Saudi-led Arab coalition. It was on that day the “Security Belt” of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), a UAE-allied separatist group, took over the presidential palace in the…

Does Turkey need US consent to launch a military operation in Syria?

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2019

Ahmed Al-Burai “We will carry the long-awaited operation against terrorist elements in northern Syria to the next stage very soon,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said recently. Ankara is bracing to launch its third cross-border military operation against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist organization. Turkey says both Russia and…

Kashmir conflict now a global concern

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2019

Iqbal Khan BJP governments have always ditched India on its vital national interests. Its first Prime Minister AB Vajpayee took the fateful decision of India’s overt nuclearisation. Without such a folly, Pakistan’s nuclear weapon programme could not have seen the light of the day.  And now BJP’s second Prime Minister NarendraModi has gifted to Pakistan…

Role of opposition in a democratic setup

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2019

Asmat Shah Garwaki As history depicts, Hujras (guesthouses) in Pashtun-dominated areas have been playing a highly significant role to keep people abreast of day to day events, national and even international developments. Hujra is common gathering place in a village where people get together after evening till late night, sipping green tea and exchanging views…

Message behind release of Iranian oil tanker

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2019

Mohammad Ghaderi The Gibraltar court ordered the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 to be released. The tanker was seized by the British Royal Marines about a month ago.  This verdict was the ending of an elaborate game designed by John Bolton National Security Advisor of the United States and Mike Pompeo, carried out by the…

Editorial

Transparency in development expenditure

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

Speaking at a Grand Jirga of tribal elders Governor Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Shah Farman has disclosed that a 10 member committee of tribal elders shall be formed to ensure transparency in expenditures that are to be made on the projects of socio-economic uplift in the merged tribal districts. The proposal of transparency committee is worth appreciation…

Ringing alarm bell

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2019

The Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an interview with two journalists of the US newspaper New York Times, has drawn the attention of international community to the escalation of hostilities by India along the line of control and cautioned that it could turn out as harbinger of war between the two nuclear armed neighbours. He…

Action against drug peddlers

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

Taking cognizance of spreading drug addiction among both genders of youth, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday ordered crackdown against drug peddlers. Draft legislation for the effective control of this menace shall be tabled in the provincial legislature soon. Detoxification centers shall be established in the rehabilitation units which are already functional at different districts…

APG scrutiny

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2019

In its 22nd annual meeting at Canberra, Australia, the Asia Pacific Group, a FATF style regional body on anti-money laundering and counter terror financing, adopted Pakistan’s mutual evaluation report which contained measures which had been taken against this twin menace during the period August-October, 2018. Governor State Bank Reza Baqir led Pakistan’s delegation in the…

Dearth of anti-Rabies vaccine

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

A prominently published new item in a Urdu daily states that anti-Rabies vaccine are out of stock in all categories of government hospitals. The vaccines are used in treatment of dog bites which were used to be available in pharmacies of different categories of hospitals at the causality department but even in Rural Health Centers…

Macroeconomic indicators

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2019

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) report indicates steep fall of 73 percent to $579 million in the current account deficit in the month of July as compared with $2.13 billion in the same period last year. The exports have shown an increase of 10 percent to $2.233 billion compared with the value of exports…

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…