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Pakistan deplores India’s unilateral suspension of cross-LoC Trade

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign office Sunday expressed disappointment over India’s decision to suspend cross-Line of Control trade, and rejected Indian allegations regarding its misuse. “The Indian action is based on groundless accusations that this mechanism is being used for smuggling, narcotics, fake currency and ‘terrorism’. This litany is all too familiar and in line…

PM pays respects at Imam Raza’s shrine in Mashhad

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report MASHHAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday visited the shrine of Hazrat Imam Raza (AS) in Mashhad, during his brief stopover at start of his two-day official visit to Iran. The prime minister paid respects at the shrine and offered Nawafil. He also prayed for the peace and prosperity of the country, a…

Death toll in Sri Lanka bomb attacks rises to 290, wounded now almost 500

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: The death toll in the coordinated bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen upwards to 290, a drastic increase from 207 reported previously, with the number of the wounded people at almost 500 now, police said early Monday morning. A few hours earlier, it was reported that 207 people were killed and…

Terrorists behind Ormara attack came from Iran: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed that the terrorists behind the Ormara attack came from Iran, on Saturday. Qureshi said that Pakistan has decided to set up a border fence with Iran. Foreign Minister said this while addressing to a press conference in Islamabad today, he said Baloch terror groups were…

Hafeez Shaikh takes charge as finance advisor

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The newly appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has taken charge as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Economic Affairs, on Saturday. According to private news channel report, the officials of the finance ministry has welcomed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and congratulated him. Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s reshuffled the federal…

PM Imran Khan to leave for Iran tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will start his two-day official visit to Iran from Sunday with the aim to further strengthen bilateral relations in different fields. According to Foreign Office, PM Imran Khan will visit the country from April 21-22 on the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. This will be the premier’s…

Global

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential polls

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KIEV (Reuters): A Ukrainian comedian, who plays a fictitious president in a TV show, is tipped to become Ukraine’s next leader, according to a national exit poll. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who has no previous experience in politics, has won 73% of the vote, the poll showed, surpassing his rival, incumbent Petro Poroshenko, who has just 25%…

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AfD: Salvini’s right-wing alliance has difficulties with bloc’s composition

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

YALTA (Sputnik): The composition of Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s alliance of right-wing parties has certain difficulties, representative of German Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, Joerg Meuthen, told Sputnik. Speaking on the sidelines of the Yalta International Economic Forum, Meuthen said that some rightists have “completely different” politics on certain issues. “AfD party speaks…

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North Macedonians head to polls to elect new president

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

BELGRADE (AA): North Macedonians on Sunday headed to polls to elect the country’s next president for the next five years. The voting began at 07.00 a.m. local time (0500GMT) and will continue till 7 p.m. local time (1700GMT). Sunday’s election is the sixth presidential election in the country’s modern history, but the first since it…

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Scores of Israelis storm Al-Aqsa compound for Passover

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

JERUSALEM (AA): Scores of Jewish settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover. “Israeli police allowed 167 settlers to storm the compound in celebration of Passover,” an official with the Religious Endowments Authority, a Jordan-run authority responsible for overseeing the city’s Muslim and…

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Pope flays SL Easter attacks as ‘such cruel violence’

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

VATICAN CITY (Reuters): Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as “such cruel violence” and said he was close to the Christian community, hit while celebrating Easter. The blasts, which hospital and police officials said wounded more than 400 people, followed…

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Myanmar: Jailed Reuters journalists wait final ruling

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Myanmar’s highest court will make a rule on Tuesday on appeal by two jailed Reuters journalists imprisoned for reporting on extrajudicial killing of Rohingya muslims in western Rakhine state. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were sentenced to seven years last September under a colonial-era law for allegedly breaching the…

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Pakistan

I am not at fault in upsurge in prices of medicines: Kiani

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former health minister Amir Kiani has said that he accepts Imran Khan decision but prices of  medicines  have not increased due to any fault on his part. “I accept Imran Khan decision but I am not at fault in hike in medicines prices. I have confidence on Imran Khan. I am ready…

Asad Umar precious asset of country: Sheikh Rashid

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday said former finance minister Asad Umar was a precious asset of the country and he would bring him back in the cabinet. Nobody had assigned him the task in that regard as he was making efforts on his own to pursue Asad Umar, he…

Chaudhry Nisar decides to take oath as MPA

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Disgruntled leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has decided to take oath as member Punjab Assembly (MPA) on April 24, citing sources. The senior politician has decided to re-establish contact with the PML-N after adopting a narrative of politics of resentment since the elections, sources said. However, it…

PBC demands removal of Justice Qazi Faez Isa for ‘ridiculing’ army

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Punjab Bar Council has demanded the removal of Supreme Court’s Justice Qazi Faez Isa for ‘criticising’ the armed forces as well as premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence in a verdict in Faizabad sit-in case. “Justice Qazi Faez Isa rendered a judgment in the Faizabad dharna case in February 2019, in which…

Have deep grief over loss of lives in Sri Lanka: Firdous

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Expressing deep grief and sorrow over loss of precious lives and damage to property in blasts in Sri Lanka on the occasion of Easter, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Pakistan is with Sri Lanka in this critical juncture. In a statement…

Govt should honour its pledge of spending Rs100 bln annually in tribal districts: Aftab

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Sunday said the tribal people rendered unprecedented sacrifices for the restoration of peace therefore the government must take steps to mitigate their sufferings. He was addressing a conference titled “Fata merger, issues and solutions” arranged by the Pakhtunkhwa Jamhoori Ittehad (PJI) at…

Afghanistan

Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital opened in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

KABUL (AA): A Pakistan-funded newly-built hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul has been inaugurated on Saturday. Built with an estimated cost of $24 million, the 200-bed Mohammad Ali Jinnah Hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital has been dubbed as a “symbol of lasting peace” between the two neighbors. The hospital was jointly…

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Four Taliban commanders killed during clashes in Faryab

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least 18 Taliban militants including four key commanders of the group were killed or wounded during the clashes with the Afghan armed forces in northern Faryab province. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan military in a statement said at least 11 Taliban militants were killed and 7 others were wounded…

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Taliban-Daesh clashes displace dozens of families

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Dozens of families have been displaced after fighting intensified between Taliban and Daesh militants in Chapa Dara district in the eastern Kunar province, local officials confirmed. The displaced persons said more families will leave their houses if they are not supported by government. Chapa Dara District is located in the west of…

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There is no justification for more war: Nangarhar clerics

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Tribal elders and a large number of religious dignitaries in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar called on the warring parties to end the ongoing bloodsheds immediately and instead expedite the peace process so that decades long-suffering of the Afghan people could end. They said that the continuation of war and violence in…

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3 Taliban blown up by own explosives inside a mosque

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least three Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by improvised explosive devices in north-eastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the three Taliban militants were busy hatching plans for a terrorist attack when the incident took place. According to a statement released by MoI, the…

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‘We won’t be silenced,’ Afghan female musicians tell Taliban

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Fresh from a sold-out concert tour of the UK and Sweden, Afghanistan’s first female conductor is convinced music can help deliver peace to her war-torn country. If only the Taliban would listen. At just 22, Negin Khpelwak has already stared down threats and intimidation from her conservative relatives, who wished she would take…

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Business

Digital banking regulations expected this year

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared 2019 as the year of a big change in the banking industry in Pakistan, as it is about to introduce digital banking through policy making to help people make their life easier. “First draft of digital banking will be issued in next six to…

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…

Sports

‘I can’t make any mistakes’: Amir Khan

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

NEW YORK (Agencies): There have been unmistakable valedictory overtones in the final run-up to Amir Khan’s fight with the dangerous Terence Crawford on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The twice former world light-welterweight champion is plainly closer to the end than the start of his fighting days, nearly a decade and a half since he…

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AB suggests shorter innings break

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers has said the Indian Premier League (IPL) should do away with large fines for slow over rates and shorten innings breaks to 10 minutes so matches finish before midnight. Some IPL evening matches, which start at 8 p.m. local time, have finished well past midnight…

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1st merged tribal districts sports gala kicks off

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Ahmad Nabi JAMRUD: First ever merged tribal districts colorful sports gala 2019 was inaugurated here at sports complex, Jamrud last day. The event had been organized under the auspices of directorate of sports merged areas. On the opening session of the event beside senior provincial minister for sports and culture Muhammad Atif as chief guest,…

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‘Pakistan can surprise in WC’

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): England’s former captain Nasser Hussain rated Pakistan as favourites to win the upcoming edition of the World Cup, pencilled in from May 30 to July 16 in England and Wales. Hussain, while talking to a renowned sports website, said that Pakistan had played terrible ODI cricket against Australia but still they will be…

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Liverpool legend Ian Rush is coming to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: English football club Liverpool’s legendary former striker and the team’s global ambassador, Ian Rush, is set to visit Pakistan this week during which he will promote football at the grassroots level in the country. In a post shared on Twitter, Pak Reds — the official Liverpool supporters club in Pakistan — announced…

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Djokovic knocked out by Medvedev

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monte Carlo (Agencies): World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Djokovic, twice a former champion in Monte Carlo, lost his serve five times as 10th seed Medvedev gained revenge for his last-16 defeat by the Serb…

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Fashion & Movies

Diljit Dosanjh to be seen in South movie

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh is immensely loved by fans globally. The actor-singer has also starred in Bollywood films and been applauded for his solid performances. Ready to surprise audiences once again, Diljit may soon feature in a South film. Talking about the same, the actor told a leading daily, “I like south…

Aneez Bazmee wants to bring back Ajay Devgan and Kajol on the big screen

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anees Bazmee who has films like Hulchul, No Entry, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng and Ready to his credit, is now  busy directing Pagalpanti starring an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Pulkit Samrat, Arshad Warsi, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla. And while he’s at it, he shared…

Kartik Aaryan dismisses rumors of having differences with Kriti Sanon

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk This morning a leading entertainment daily carried an article saying that Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon share cold vibes post the success of their film Luka Chuppi. According to reports Kriti was not happy with Kartik Aaryan taking the credit for the film’s success. However there is no truth to this article and…

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…

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

Doctors successfully stitch hole in child’s heart without surgery through hybrid angiography

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Doctors has successfully stitched hole in the heart of the five-year-old girl without performing surgery on it, through hybrid angiography on Friday in Children Hospital Lahore. According to reports, Dr Masood Sadiq and his team had completed the operation without performing surgery. A hybrid lab has been established at the Children Hospital…

Ebola death toll in Congo rises to 777

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

DAKAR (AA): The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 777 since the start of an outbreak in late July last year, the country’s Health Ministry said on Friday. The outbreak of the Ebola, named after the Ebola River, which emerged for the first time in the world…

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…

Travel

EU-China Tourism Year boosts tourism sector in Europe

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: While the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 (ECTY 2018) has officially come to an end, the success of the initiative continues to be felt, with growing numbers of Chinese tourists putting European destinations at the top of their tourism agendas throughout 2018 and beyond. Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and…

The 7 most fascinating mosques in China

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has an ambiguous stance in regards to institutionalized faith. On the one hand, the People’s Republic recognizes five religions — Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism — and protects freedom of religious belief under its constitution, but on the other, the Council on Foreign Relations reports that “China is home to…

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…

Articles

Mueller left a strong hint on obstruction

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Cass R. Sunstein In coming to terms with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, we should adopt a principle of neutrality and put entirely to one side our enthusiasm, or our lack of it, for President Donald Trump. It is also essential to emphasize that the report, running to two volumes and some 448 pages, will…

America Can’t Solve Afghanistan’s Corruption Problems

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Jerrod A. Laber On Monday, April 8, three U.S. soldiers and one contractor were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of U.S. personnel killed there in 2019 to seven. For advocates of foreign policy restraint, every new American death represents the moral imperative for U.S. withdrawal from the region. To…

The ‘strong man’ option is destabilizing Libya

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Talha Kose Libya’s civil war has devastated the country for the last five years and is escalating again with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s recent march to western Libya. The resource-rich country is the focus of both regional countries and European powers. The U.N.-recognized unity government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the militia loyal to…

Arab Spring 2.0

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Hilal Kaplan Libya, Algeria and Sudan. All three are located on the African continent, self-proclaimed Arab countries with Muslims being the majority in each population. Libya has yet to recover from the process that started with the notorious NATO bombardment. Crowds, away from their human feelings, who celebrated the lynching of Moammar Gadhafi are now…

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…

Editorial

Actions versus promises

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Giving a brief about the core points of the Prime Minister address to a meeting at Banigala, Special  Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Asiq Awan said that new team of cabinet has been tasked to control high prices spiral. About the rational of changing the finance minister, she clarified the former minster was not…

Reaction to cabinet reshuffle

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

In parliamentary form of government cabinet reshuffles or resignations of high profile ministers on differences with party leadership on political issues are regarded as routine matters. In the mother of democracies the UK sometimes major reshuffle have occurred in the governments of both political parties. But in Pakistan the opposition parties have overreacted to minor…

Crisis in agriculture

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Whereas the agriculture sector plunged into crisis some 30 years ago, it reached to crescendo when Agriculture Ministry was devolved to provinces under 18th Amendment as the provinces slashed its budget by 60 percent despite the transfer 57 percent resources from center to the federating units under 7th National Finance Commission Award. The financial resources…

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…

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…