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‘Won’t resign on opposition’s demand’, PM tells senior journalists

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has categorically said that he would not give in to the opposition’s demand for him to step down. “Let me be very clear that I will not resign on opposition’s demand,” the premier told a select group of journalists at the PM Office on Wednesday. He said it…

Nawaz’ health deteriorates again as platelets drop to 7000

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Health condition of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has deteriorated again as his platelet count has dropped again to 7000. As per details, platelets of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif reached 29000 yesterday after receiving medical care in Lahore’s Services hospital. The doctors had said that health condition of Nawaz Sharif is satisfactory…

Government to allow JUI-F’s ‘Azadi March’ to go ahead as long as it remains peaceful

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday decided to let the opposition’s ‘Azadi March’ protest in Islamabad proceed as long as parameters laid out by courts for lawful protest are not breached. The decision was made after a team delegated to negotiate with the opposition presented its recommendations to the prime minister. It was decided…

President urges Japan to play role in restoration of fundamental rights of Kashmiris in IOJ&K

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report TOKYO: President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged Japan to play its role for restoration of fundamental human rights of the Kashmiri people in Indian occupied Kashmir. He was talking to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. The President briefed the Japanese Prime Minister about the worsening situation of human rights in the…

Police use water cannons to disperse teachers’ protest in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Police used water cannons to disperse Basic Education Community Schools (BESC) teachers on Wednesday at D-Chowk. The BESC teachers were protesting over non-payment of salaries. They also demanded the government to upgrade their status as permanent employees. When the government called on the teachers to end their protest, they started marching towards…

Pakistan to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will participate in upcoming four-party talks on the Afghan peace process in Moscow, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Wednesday. Addressing a weekly briefing, Dr Faisal said Pakistan will attend the talks and the additional secretary for Afghanistan and West Asia will represent Islamabad. “Pakistan had participated in the…

Global

Trump compares impeachment inquiry to ‘lynching’

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON (Agencies): US President Trump has compared his impeachment to being killed by a lynching mob without a proper trial. Trump faces an impeachment inquiry in the wake of a recent whistleblower complaint alleging that he asked Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. “So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the…

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‘China keen to cooperate with Iran on M. East peace’

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): A senior Chinese diplomat says Beijing attaches great importance to peace and stability in the Middle East and is keen to keep up consultations with Iran in this regard. China’s special envoy for Middle East affairs Zhai June made the remarks in a Tuesday meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in…

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UN, AU call on S. Sudan to form transitional gov’t

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ADDIS ABABA: The UN Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council called on South Sudanese rival sides to form a transitional government in the country in compliance with their agreement. The call came during the 13th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the Peace and Security Council of the African Union…

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Malaysia dismisses Indian threat to limit oil imports

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk KUALA LUMPUR: Even as Indian traders have decided to limit importing palm oil from Malaysia, as part of retaliation against the Southeast Asian nation, for criticizing New Delhi’s re-cent actions on Kashmir, Malaysian Prime Minister M-ahathir Mohamad on Tuesday brushed aside the threat. “We speak out our minds and we do not retract…

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‘Putin to help with safe zone but wants help in Idlib’

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: A summit Tuesday between the presidents of Turkey and Russia on a Syrian safe zone is expected to be positive, said a former White House security expert. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi today to discuss the latest developments and the future of northern…

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Houthi rebels say holding Sudanese soldiers in Yemen

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk SANAA: Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Tuesday claimed to have captured a number of Sudanese soldiers in northwestern Yemen. Abdelkader Mourtada, a Houthi official responsible for prisoners’ affairs, said the soldiers were taken captive in Hajjah province last week, according to Houthi-run Al-Masirah television. He, however, did not give further details about the incident.…

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Pakistan

IHC accepts pre-arrest bail plea of JUI-F’s Akram Durrani till Nov 4

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Wednesday has approved the pre-arrest bail plea submitted by the federal minister Akram Durrani. IHC conducted the hearing of the petition filed by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) central leader Akram Durrani. The IHC judge accepted the pre-arrest bail plea of Durrani till November 4 and sought…

Marriyum Aurangzeb rejects rumors of Nawaz Sharif going abroad for treatment

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Spokesperson of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Marriyum Aurangzeb has rejected the rumors that incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is going abroad for treatment, on Wednesday. While talking to media persons in Lahore, she said that Nawaz Sharif’s health is stable now. Talking about Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman’s Azadi March,…

Islamabad: Two injured in cylinder explosion

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: At least two persons were injured when a cylinder exploded on late Tuesday night in a bakery situated in Sector E-11-Three in Islamabad. According to reports, the explosion was so severe that window panes of surrounding buildings and wind screens of vehicles parked nearby were also broken. Police and rescue teams reached…

Logical conclusion of mega corruption cases priority: Javed

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal Tuesday said the bureau was committed to root out corruption in all its forms and manifestations with iron hands and logical conclusion of mega corruption white collar cases was the top most priority of NAB. Charing a meeting to review overall performance of NAB…

Bengalese CNIC issue needs to be addressed: Malik

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator A. Rehman Malik has said that non- Issuance of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) to Bengalese living in Pakistan before 1970 needs to be addressed with consensus of all stakeholders. In response to the report and proposals submitted by Ministry of Interior, Senator A. Rehman…

Farman urged Asian states to strengthen economic ties

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman Tuesday said brotherly and neighboring Islamic countries  Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan and central Asia states should have to work together to strengthen economic ties on the pattern of European countries. This he stated during a meeting with outgoing Iranian consul general Bagher Beigi who paid a…

Afghanistan

Eight Taliban fighters killed in US drone strike

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least eight Taliban fighters were killed and 15 other were injured in a US drone strike in Badakhshah area of Afghanistan on Tuesday. As per details, the US conducted carried out drone strike in Raghistan district and targeted Taliban hideouts in the area and destroyed cache of Taliban weapons in the…

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ICRC reduces its activities in Afghanistan after several attacks

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has announced to reduce its activities in Afghanistan after several attacks on its staff in different parts the country. Monica Zanarelli, head of delegation for the ICRC in Afghanistan has said in the last 10 months ICRC has been directly targeted three times in…

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War will continue if steps not taken: Hekmatyar

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Chief of Hezb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has said that it is important to take necessary steps to end the war and violence will continue in the country. Hekmatyar said this during the meeting with the tribal elders of Koh-e-Safi district. He added that war and violence will be continue till the establishment of…

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Seven Taliban fighters killed in airstrike

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2017

Monitoring Desk SHEBERGHAN: At least seven Taliban gunmen were killed and dozen other injured in airstrike conducted by Afghan Air Force on a Taliban base in Sare Pul province. Chief of Sare Pul Police, Khalilullah Dastiar told local media that airstrike was conducted on the Taliban hideouts in Dara Alaf Sufaid area of Kohistan district…

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Two policemen killed in Taliban attack in Baghlan

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2017

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ: At least two policemen were killed and another sustained injuries in Taliban attack in Baghlan province on Sunday. Mehfoozullah Akbari, spokesman for northeastern police zone has said Taliban gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Pule Khumari city of Baghlan province at the Baghlan-Mazar highway in which two policemen were killed and another…

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Karzai blames US forces for providing aid to Daesh in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2017

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has blamed United State for providing assistance to Islamic State (IS) or known as Daesh in Afghanistan. This he said while giving interview to Russian news outlet which was published on October 4. Karzai added that US bases in Afghanistan are suspicious and used in providing…

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Business

Amid US-China trade war, Apple begins assembling iPhones in India

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: United States-based technology giant Apple has begun manufacturing its flagship product, the iPhone, in India, according to a report published by American business news outlet CNBC. The company has started assembling and selling the iPhone XR in India, and is aiming to boost sales globally by marketing the relatively low-priced product to…

European stocks mostly dip amid Brexit saga

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Europe’s main stock markets mainly fell in opening deals on Tuesday, ahead of parliamentary votes on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement bill. Investors kept one eye on Asia, which rose on growing hope that China and the US could sign a partial trade deal next month. In initial European trade,…

Asian markets rise on China-US trade hopes, pound edges down

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian markets rose Tuesday on growing optimism that China and the US will sign a partial trade deal next month, while the pound dipped slightly as dealers await another key Brexit vote in Westminster. Donald Trump reinforced hopes Monday that he and Xi Jinping will be able to put pen to…

Bestway Group acts as bridge between Pakistan, UK

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Zameer Choudrey, CBE, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Chief Executive Bestway Group has been appointed to the House of Lords by Her Majesty the Queen, in recognition of his contributions to Britain’s domestic and foreign trade, his philanthropic work both in the UK and abroad, and his role as Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan.…

Weekly inflation goes up 2.36%

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based weekly inflation for the week ended on October 17, 2019, for the combined consumption group, increased by 2.36 percent as compared to the previous week. The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 129.45 points against…

Gold price decreases Rs300, traded at Rs86,900/tola

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The price of 24 karat gold decreased by Rs 300 on Tuesday and was traded at Rs 86,900 per tola compared to Rs 87,100 the previous trading day. Likewise, the price of 10 gram gold decreased by Rs 257 was traded at Rs 74,503 against the price of Rs 74,760, Karachi Sarafa…

Sports

Murray back in Davis Cup frame

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Former world number one Andy Murray has been named in Britain’s team for next month’s revamped Davis Cup tournament as he continues his encouraging comeback from career-saving hip surgery. The 32-year-old Scot, who won the European Open on Sunday for his first title in over two years, joins his doubles playing brother Jamie,…

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Federer celebrates 1,500th match with Basel breeze

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

BASEL (Agencies): Roger Federer opened his bid for a 10th title at the ATP Swiss indoors in Basel on Monday, crushing German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in what was the Swiss legend’s 1,500th career match. This landmark 6-2, 6-1 success in his hometown set the 38-year-old up for his tilt at a 103rd title. “I thought…

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Pakistan’s Test bowling attack leaves Raja shocked

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja is in shock over the bowling lineup selected by the head coach-cum-chief selector, Misbahul Haq, for the upcoming two-match Test series against Australia down under. While speaking in a Youtube video, Raja expressed his displeasure over the inclusion of two inexperienced bowlers for a tough tour. “Although…

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KP beat Central Punjab to enter semifinals

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

KARACHI (PPI): Blistering knocks by Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah helped Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Central Punjab by seven wickets and bag a semi-final berth in the ongoing National T20 Cup at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad. Fakhar and Khushdil put up unbeaten scores of 82 and 46 – at strike rates of 152 and 177 respectively –…

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NBA’s Kanter slams Erdogan, operation against Kurds

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

ANKARA (AFP): Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter on Tuesday strongly condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the operation he launched against Kurdish forces in northern Syria. “(Erdogan) has no respect for human rights,” the Boston Celtics center said in an interview with CNN. “There is no democracy. There is no freedom of speech, religion…

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Inam wants early training camps for SA Games

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistani Wrestler Muhammad Inam has urged Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) to hold training camps, as soon as possible, to prepare the athletes for the 13th South Asian Games scheduled to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara in December. “The training camps for the South Asian Games would be held after the conclusion of…

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Fashion & Movies

Khilari Kumar will not be a part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Ever since the news of Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani starring in the sequel of the 2007 blockbuster Bhool Bhulaiyaa was confirmed, fans have been waiting for updates on Akshay Kumar’s return in the film. Rumour had that the superstar will be making a special appearance in this horror comedy, reprising his…

Nicki Minaj walks down the aisle in a surprise wedding ceremony

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Nicki Minaj revealed that she has taken the plunge and tied the knot with Kenneth Petty in a surprise wedding. An excited Minaj took to Instagram to reveal that she has said ‘I do’ to rapper and boyfriend Petty after they successfully obtained a marriage license at a Beverly Hills Courthouse…

Akshay Kumar reveals the first look of his character from Housefull 4

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Now that Housefull 4 is just a few days away from its release, makers of the film are continuing to surprise fans with interesting updates. Starring Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde in lead roles, the comedy-drama is one of the most anticipated films this…

Film ‘Forced labour under largest democracy’ released

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A documentary titled, “Forced labour under the largest democracy” was released at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on the occasion of a programmed organized to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people. According to Kashmir Media Service, during the release of the film, the director of the film, Shafkat Raina briefed the audience about…

Junoon enthralls audience in US during world tour

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

NEW YORK (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s legendary rock band Junoon after making their striking comeback are now taking the United States of America by storm and flaring up fans who are travelling from all across the globe to witness the magic firsthand. The super trio have been captivating the audience seven seas across and are getting…

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with eager fan

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

LAS VEGAS (Web Desk): Lady Gaga went through a dangerously gut-wrenching fall during her concert in Las Vegas, after a fan she was dancing with, slipped and fell off the stage. Lady Gaga had her legs wrapped around the fan’s torso when he accidentally turned and slipped, taking Lady Gaga with him, nose diving off…

Science & Technology

Amid US-China trade war, Apple begins assembling iPhones in India

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: United States-based technology giant Apple has begun manufacturing its flagship product, the iPhone, in India, according to a report published by American business news outlet CNBC. The company has started assembling and selling the iPhone XR in India, and is aiming to boost sales globally by marketing the relatively low-priced product to…

Scientists dramatically extend the lifespans of mice in a genius new telomere study

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BARCELONA: Scientists are experimenting with all kinds of ideas to extend lifespan and give us a few extra years of existence, and now a mouse study has produced some intriguing results: a longer life thanks to hyper-long telomeres. Telomeres are repeated sequences of DNA material sitting at the tips of each and every…

NASA’s InSight lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: NASA’s InSight lander was supposed be digging a hole so a probe (above) could measure the heat escaping from Mars’ interior, but it hasn’t made much progress since work got started in February — it hadn’t even finished burying itself. At last, it’s making some headway. The agency has revealed that the…

SBS Distribution marks 10-year of excellence in IT sector

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Syed Business Solutions (SBS) Distribution on completion of 10 years of its successful operations in IT sector held a grand celebration. The company unveiled their new product line on this occasion which will be available for Pakistan’s IT & Security market. The new products include SuperMicro, Pivot3, Nexenta, Commvalut, Mobotix and…

NASA astronauts to perform first all-women spacewalk

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir of NASA are set to make a history by performing all-women spacewalk on Friday. The duo will begin their venture outside of the International Space Station (ISS) at 7:50 a.m. (1050 GMT) on Friday to replace a failed power controller, also known as a battery…

Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw: Samsung to deploy software patch

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: A flaw with Samsung’s top-end Galaxy S10 fingerprint system that allows the smartphone to be opened by a third party will soon be fixed, the tech giant said Thursday. A user in the UK told the Sun newspaper earlier this week her Samsung device could be unlocked by someone else simply by…

Health

Breast Cancer signs, symptoms and treatment

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Dr. Neelam Siddiqui Breast cancer may be a devastating disease but it is potentially curable. Although in majority of cases with breast cancer, it is difficult to tell what exactly triggered the beginning of cancer, certain factors have been identified which can make a woman more prone to develop breast cancer than others. The following…

Class 10th student died of dengue fever in Shangla

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report SHANGLA: Yet another youth died of dengue fever which has become pandemic across the country including Khyber Pakthunkwa here on Monday. Atta-ur-Rehman, a student of class 10 belonged to Mir BalaManzai area and was admitted to a local hospital four days back after being diagnosed with dengue fever. Because of lack of facilities,…

Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) organizes free medical camp at Koradi near Khoshab

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: In continuation with the efforts for social uplift and welfare of the people of rural and less privileged areas, one-day free medical camp was arranged by Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited at Village Koradi, near Khushab on September 29th, 2019. A total of 575 patients were examined and given free medicines. The…

Govt dissolves PMDC, establishes Pakistan Medical Commission

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Sunday dissolved the existing body of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and established a new organization, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), to regulate medical profession in the country. According to an official of the ministry of national health services,  President Dr Arif Alvi signed a new ordinance titled…

Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW JERSEY: People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and other researchers. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, examined the effects of mindfulness and methadone therapy on…

Another child hit by polio in Lakki Marwat, toll mounts to 54 in KP

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The infuriated polio virus has left another child disabled for life as National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad on Friday notified a new polio case from Tehsil sarai Norang Lakki Marwat as the total count of polio cases jumps to 54 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the details, one wild polio virus…

Travel

Antalya hosts more than 14 million tourists

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANTALYA: Antalya, one of Turkey’s top tourist hotspots, has welcomed a record 14 million foreign tourists this year, data from the provincial directorate of culture and tourism showed. Foreign visits to the city, which hosted a total of 13.6 million international holidaymakers in 2018, stood at a little more than 14 million between…

Uluru climb ban raises tourists’ questions

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: Among some of the tourists rushing to Uluru before climbing it is banned this Saturday, there is bemusement as to why local Indigenous traditional owners would discourage tourist dollars. The nearby Ayers Rock Resort in the desert oasis town Yulara that was opened in 1984 has been full for most of this…

Qantas completes test of longest non-stop passenger flight

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Australian carrier Qantas has completed a test of the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight as part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew and passengers. The Boeing 787-9 with 49 people on board took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly from New York to Sydney, a 16,200-km (10,066-mile)…

Finland’s ‘Be more like a Finn’ campaign joins growing list of tourism pledge initiatives

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk FINLAND: Finland has become the latest destination to introduce a tourism pledge, asking visitors to the country to promise to respect its nature, culture and inhabitants. Forming part of a wider sustainability drive that focuses on Finnish values and traditions, such as embracing the outdoors, foraging and recycling, the pledge requires visitors to…

Overrun by Tourists, American Cities Are Taking Aim at Hotels

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAROLINA: Peggy Malaspina, a resident of Charleston’s French Quarter neighborhood, is comfortable living among the hordes of tourists flocking to this charming South Carolina city of horse-drawn carriages, lush private courtyards, and 18th century churches. Every so often, she’ll spot someone peering into the windows of her home, assuming it’s a restaurant. If…

Nur-Sultan hosts UN urban tourism summit

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NUR-SULTAN: Nur-Sultan hosted Oct. 9-10 the United National World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Summit on Urban Tourism. More than 700 delegates from 30 countries gathered to explore the definition of smart cities and smart destinations and the role of tourism in the development of cities. The two-day event, which also included the adoption of…

Articles

Deteriorating governance & issues of poverty and unemployment

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Asmatullah Khan Good governance based upon patriotic zeal plays a very vital and productive role in raising standard of living, industrial productivity. Good Governance certainly increases the efficiency of the government by enhancing amenities of life, curtailing poverty and creating employment opportunities. Good Governance is a managerial tool to raise efficiency, productivity and efficacy of…

Kashmir Conflict: A Test Case for the UN

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Iqbal Khan After failing to restore normalcy in Indian occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have issued a jacket advertisement in local newspapers, trying to persuade the people to end the self-imposed continued shutdown. According to Kashmir Media Service, in the first of the series of advertisements, the occupation authorities have tried to tell the people about…

Boris Johnson has his marketing campaign slogan prepared

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Therese Raphael There was very practically a bedtime Brexit story that went one thing like this: And so, lastly, the porridge was excellent, Parliament ate up Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal after which, glad, went to mattress. The Finish. After all, lawmakers didn’t eat up and this interminable story isn’t over. Saturday’s parliamentary session as a…

War on psyche

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

Ruhail Andrabi Warfare has witnessed significant transformation over the decades. In the modern era of warfare, states openly confront rivals by bombing, missile attacks and heavy use of armed forces. Such as in the case of Syria by the Assad regime, in Vietnam and Afghanistan by the US. The unprecedented use of mass weaponry or…

An analysis of Tunisia’s electoral results

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

Hafijur Rahman Tunisia’s historical parliamentary election was held on Oct. 6, 2019, the third election after the Arab Spring. Just three weeks after the first round of the presidential race, this election was crucial for political parties due to the loss of support reflected in the votes in the presidential election. The second round of…

The Muslim ‘Euro’

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Fauzia Mubarik Prime Minister Imran Khan seems keen to develop strong ties with the Muslim countries and appears cautiously looking towards creating favourable monetary deals with the Islamic economies. This reminds one about the concept of ‘Euro’. Euro is the authorized and regulated tradable currency operationalized exclusively and unanimously by 19 of the European countries.…

Editorial

Ban on wheat shipment

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

The government of Punjab has imposed ban on shipment of wheat through private parties to Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. Purchase of wheat by whole sale distributors keeps flour mills running in the province. Chairman All Pakistan Flour Mills Association Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Chapter, Mohammad Iqbal has described this decision violation of the constitutional provisions that ensures basic rights…

CPEC joint ventures

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2019

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of 1320 megawatt coal fired Hub thermal power plant at Lasbella in Baluchistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed the desire for joint ventures between Chinese and Pakistanis companies in the overall framework of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPRC). He emphasized the need for the utilization of locally available raw material in…

Schools’ census

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

The Independent Monitoring Unit of Elementary and Secondary Education are conducting a census of government schools next month to collect data about the lack of certain basic facilities. A prescribed profarma shall be distributed among 800 plus schools through District Education Officers. The enrolment of greater number of students has made the existing infrastructure and…

PMDC dissolution

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have been dissolved by a Presidential Ordinance and new doctors’ registration and Medical Colleges Accreditation body shall be established in its place under the nomenclature of Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC). The Ministry of National Health Services has taken over the possession of the building and record of PMDC and…

Escalating tension on LOC

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

Ceasefire violations of the Line of Control by India are on the rise as almost every day its forces target both military posts and civilian population by hevy shelling. In a midnight firing by Indian army on Saturday one soldier of Pakistan Army and six civilian were martyred while two soldiers and nine civilizations were…

Nip evil in the bud

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

The federal government has decided to ban Ansar-ul-Isalm, a baton laden subordinate organisation of Jamiate-ul-Isamam (F). The leadership of the party claims that it is a volunteer force, which is hard to justify if the, drill,  march past and salute given to Maulana Fazalu Rehman and subsequent motorbike rally a few days ago in Peshawar…

Arts and Literature

62nd Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The two-day 62nd Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), a flagship program of civil society organization Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), will be held on October 23 and 24 at LokVirsa, Islamabad. The event will be open to all from 9am to 4pm on both the days. At least 70 sessions have been planned for CLF Islamabad…

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two winners were named – one for 2019 and one for 2018 – because the prize was not awarded last year. The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it in 2018 after a sexual…

Iran, Pakistan to boost joint cultural artistic and literary programs

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: At a meeting with Head of Sufi Tabassum Academy, Director of Iran’s Culture ‎House in Lahore, Pakistan stressed on boosting cultural, artistic and literary cooperation ‎between the two parties. According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Ali Akbar Rezaei-Fard, Director of Iran’s Culture…

Lit & Luz Festival unites U.S. and Mexican cultures across borders, art genres

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

The day after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca in February 2018, the streets of Pilsen were quieter, more tense than usual for a winter day. That’s how photojournalist Sebastián Hidalgo remembers the day, after seeing the pouring out of family members checking in on their relatives on the other side of the border using social…

Event on translation of Perveen Shakir’s poetry held in Jeddah

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2019

F.P. Report JEDDAH: Oxford University Press organized an event for its publication, Defiance of the Rose: Selected Poems by Perveen Shakir translated from Urdu by Naima Rashid, in Jeddah. The event was held at Medd Café and Roastery, in partnership with four communities— Jeddah Reads, Jeddah Cultural Exchange Company, Joy of Urdu, and Medd Café—which…

KUAF Arts Beat: Born to Pakistani Immigrant Parents in London She Now Paints Her Culture in Arkansas

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: How does a London native born to Pakistani immigrants end up moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to create detailed portraits adorned in elaborate duptta scarves painted in tribute to her rich cultural history? Find out, in this conversation with painter Shabana Kauser. “If you’d said to me 15 years ago, you’re going to…