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Pakistan seeks peace in Afghanistan as instability in neighbor country not in its interest, says PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday reaffirmed that Pakistan seeks peace in Afghanistan as instability in the war-torn country is not in its interest. “It is my belief that the people of Afghanistan have suffered more than any other human community and I pray from my heart that these peace talks are…

UN chief Antonio Guterres lauds Pakistan’s ‘resilience, commitment for Afghans’ despite minimal international support

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres on Monday lauded Pakistan’s “remarkable resilience and commitment for the Afghan brothers” despite of minimal international support. In his address to a conference titled 40 years of Afghan Refugees Presence in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity in Islamabad, organised jointly by the Pakistan government…

Millions of Afghan refugees being provided basic facilities despite crises: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday has told that millions of Afghan refugees are being given basic facilities in Pakistan despite crises. Addressing the two-day International Conference to mark forty years of Afghan Refugees’ Presence in Pakistan, the minister said that resolving Afghan conflict is inevitable for peace in the region.…

New Delhi rejects mediation offer by UN chief on occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: New Delhi on Monday rejected an offer by United Nations Secretary Antonio Guterres for mediation on the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan, pronouncing that the matter will only be discussed bilaterally, reported The Hindu. Guterres, who is on a four-day trip to Pakistan, had last week said in Islamabad that…

Anti-polio drive kicks off across the country

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The nation-wide anti-polio campaign kicked-off today to vaccinate 39.6 million children under the age of five years against the disease, reported Radio Pakistan.  According to an official of the National Emergency Operations Centre, over 265,000 frontline polio workers are taking part in the campaign. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health…

China virus toll jumps to 1,770: govt

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The death toll from China s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,770 after 105 more people died, the National Health Commission said Monday. More than 70,500 have now been infected nationwide by the virus, which first emerged in December in central Hubei province before spreading across the country. Chinese authorities have placed…

Global

China virus toll jumps to 1,770: govt

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The death toll from China s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,770 after 105 more people died, the National Health Commission said Monday. More than 70,500 have now been infected nationwide by the virus, which first emerged in December in central Hubei province before spreading across the country. Chinese authorities have placed…

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Iran assassinated late Hariri: Saudi’s Minister

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

RIYADH (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman said on Sunday the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri had been assassinated by Iranian militias. “Hariri’s vision and national project that aspires to achieve stability, prosperity and coexistence lives on to combat the plans of sectarian militias who do not believe in the…

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Ivanka lauds Saudi Arabia, UAE on women’s rights reforms

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Ivanka Trump lauded close US allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, for embarking on “significant reforms” to advance women’s rights, while speaking at a gathering of women entrepreneurs and regional leaders in Dubai. Trump congratulated Saudi Arabia for recent changes in the law that allow women to travel…

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Libya arms embargo a ‘joke’: UN official

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUNICH: Violations of an arms embargo in Libya have become a joke and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account, a senior UN official said on Sunday. “The arms embargo has become a joke, we all really need to step up here,” UN Deputy Special Repre-sentative to Libya…

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Stark: Saudi trip is a ‘big step forward’ for Israel ties

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

JERUSALEM (Agencies): The heads of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations said Sunday that last week’s visit by a delegation from the US Jewish umbrella group to Saudi Arabia represented a “big step forward” in the kingdom’s warming ties with Israel. “We just came back from a very important trip to the…

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Egypt’s top prosecutor denies activist was tortured

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Sunday denied allegations that the police tortured a human rights activist and vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. Police detained Patrick George Zaki, 28, an Egyptian student at the University of Bologna in Italy, after he arrived in Cairo earlier this month on what was supposed to…

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Pakistan

Moody’s revises global GDP forecast following adverse affect of coronavirus on world economy

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Moody’s Investors Service on Monday revised down its global GDP growth forecast following the adverse affects of Wuhan coronavirus (now officially COVID-19) on the world’s economy. “We have revised our global GDP growth forecast down, and we now expect G-20 economies to collectively grow 2.4% in 2020, a softer rate than last…

Stock market stays in search of positive triggers

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The stock market remains in search of positive triggers on Monday as not much progression could be seen at the benchmark KSE-100 Share Index that dropped 142.98 points or 0.36pc as of 11.19am. The Index reached 40,100.28 as potential investors continue to react to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak hurting imports…

PM Imran to preside over party spokespersons meeting today

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of his party spokespersons to meet today (Monday) to discuss the current political and economic situation of the country. Prime Minister will preside over the meeting. According to sources, the meeting will be held at 3:00 at the PM House and will be attended…

PM Imran Khan congratulates Kabbadi team for winning first World Cup

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday congratulated the Pakistan Kabaddi team for beating arch-rivals India in the Kabbadi World Cup final to lift their maiden title on Sunday. “Congratulations to the Pakistan Kabbadi team for winning the Kabbadi World Cup after defeating India,” the prime minister tweeted. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar…

Unchained melody: Traditional music revived as security improves

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk PESHAWAR: For years the distinctive twang of Pashtun music was drowned out by rattling gunfire and deafening explosions in Pakistan’s northwest. But, as security improves, a centuries-old tribal tradition is staging a comeback. Performances that once took place in secret are returning. Shops selling instruments are open and thriving again, while local broadcasters…

Karachi: Six dead, over 100 affected due to ‘gas leakage’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: At least six people died and dozens were hospitalised on Sunday over a suspected gas leakage here in the city’s Keamari area, police said. Those hospitalised had complained of respiratory problems, police added, noting that the real cause of the case could not be ascertained. However, it was suspected that the leakage…

Afghanistan

Hekmatyar warns against attempts to harm peace

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: As the US-Taliban talks have reached a new stage, within the country, there is no sign of a political consensus for peace and instead, some people are trying to undermine the peace process, said Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami party. Reports say that the US and the Taliban have agreed on…

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Practical steps taken to protect Jam Minaret

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Ministry of Information and Culture says that much efforts have been paid and practical steps taken to protect Jam Minaret from natural incidents in the ongoing Solar year 1398. Releasing a statement on Friday, Ministry of Information and Culture said that some media outlets reported about Jam minaret in recent days which needed…

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Govt to begin info sharing program today

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Addressing media at the Government Media and Information Center here, the President’s advisor in strategic and public relations, Wahid Omar said that government would launch a month-long campaign of sharing information with the people under the title ‘Government accountability to nation’ from today (Sunday). Omar went on saying that government officials would share…

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Airstrikes and killing civilians condemned in western provinces

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk FARAH: Residents and provincial council members in the western provinces of Farah and Badghis are demanding that attention be paid to civilian casualties from air raids and said that children and women have been killed in airstrikes recently. A watchdog group in Herat has called for an end of the strikes, and for…

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Deadly raid of ASF on Taliban hideout held

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

LASHKARGAH (Agencies): As a result of Afghan Security Forces raid on Taliban hideout in Helmand, six armed insurgents were killed. The Taliban were targeted in their hideout in Nahersaraj district. Atal army corps media office with releasing a statement said, six armed insurgents were killed and their hideout with all ware equipment has been demolished.…

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Khalilzad calls for collective efforts to make peace a success

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, tweeted updates about progress in the peace process, noting the reduction in violence agreement between the US and Taliban, but stressed that “success cannot be guaranteed.” Khalilzad reported on Twitter that he had met with President Ashraf Ghani in Munich on Friday…

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Business

LSMI grows by 5.89% in 9 months

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Large Scale Manufacturing Industries (LSMI) of the country witnessed an impressive growth of 5.89 percent during the first nine months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The country’s LSMI Quantum Index Numbers (QIM) was recorded at 149.26 points during July-March (2017-18) against 140.97 points…

Weekly inflation up by 0.93 per cent

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on May 17 for the combined income group witnessed increase of 0.93 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 226.56 points against 224.47 points registered in the…

Ikea to open 1st South American stores

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

F.P. Report STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s Ikea, which revolutionised affordable furnishing for households, is to expand its flat pack offers to South America for the first time. The group announced on Thursday that it aims to open at least nine stores in Chile, Colombia and Peru in the next decade along with online sales channels for the…

PIAF welcomes decision to disburse Rs.100b refunds

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has appreciated the decision of the government to disburse up to Rs100 billion towards outstanding refunds belonging to exporting industry. It is to be noted that Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr. Miftah Ismail has recently assured business leaders that before the…

Oil hits $80, highest since Nov 2014

By The Frontier Post | May 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Oil prices hit $80 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since November 2014 on concerns that Iranian exports could fall due to renewed U.S. sanctions and reduce supply in an already tightening market. Brent crude futures reached an intraday high of $80.18. They were up 58 cents at $79.86 as…

PIA substandard painting exposed after spending millions

By The Frontier Post | May 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: After spending more than 3.4 million rupees on one plane to get it rebranded and repainted. The repainted planes of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are fading out. The national carrier PIA had decided to revamp its aircraft with a new Markhor Logo on it and repainting all the planes. The company earlier…

Sports

Steyn excited to be part of ISB United

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: South African pacer Dale Steyn is excited to join two-time Habib Bank Limuted (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) champions Islamabad United for the fifth edition of the tournament. The right-arm pacer took to Twitter to urge his fans to come and support the team at the stadium. “Hello everybody in Pakistan. Just…

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India to play day-night Test in Australia

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

NEW DELHI (Agencies): India will play a day-night Test during their much-anticipated tour of Australia later this year, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said on Sunday. This comes a month after captain Virat Kohli asserted that his team was ready to play a day-night Test anywhere in Australia.

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PM Imran Khan congratulates Kabbadi team for winning first World Cup

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday congratulated the Pakistan Kabaddi team for beating arch-rivals India in the Kabbadi World Cup final to lift their maiden title on Sunday. “Congratulations to the Pakistan Kabbadi team for winning the Kabbadi World Cup after defeating India,” the prime minister tweeted. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar…

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England pull off stunning run chase to win T20 series

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

CENTURION (Agencies): England pulled off a stunning chase of 223 to beat South Africa in the third Twenty20 in Centurion and take a pulsating series 2-1. Captain Eoin Morgan hit a blistering 57 not out from 22 balls, leading England to their second-highest chase in T20s – and the fourth-highest of all-time – with five…

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Pakistan to participate in Asian Wrestling Championships in India, China’s fate to be known on Monday

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Uncertainty over Pakistani wrestlers’ participation in the Asian Championships here is finally over after they were granted visas by the government, but the Chinese grapplers’ fate will be known on Monday, a national federation official said on Sunday. Wrestling Federation of India assistant secretary Vinod Tomar confirmed to PTI that after days…

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Squash legend Jahangir Khan to bring PSL trophy at National Stadium

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

LAHORE (APP): For what will be the first-ever trophy unveiling ceremony on the Pakistani soil, squash icon Jahangir Khan will bring the HBL PSL 2020 trophy at the National Stadium, Karachi, on 19 February, for its unveiling. Jahangir, in an international-styled ceremony, will carry the silverware to the field of play and hand it over…

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Fashion & Movies

Unchained melody: Traditional music revived as security improves

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk PESHAWAR: For years the distinctive twang of Pashtun music was drowned out by rattling gunfire and deafening explosions in Pakistan’s northwest. But, as security improves, a centuries-old tribal tradition is staging a comeback. Performances that once took place in secret are returning. Shops selling instruments are open and thriving again, while local broadcasters…

Venice Carnival starts with ‘traditional flight of the angel’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk VENICE: Each first Sunday of the carnival, a young woman chosen as “Marie” has the honour of performing the stunt Thousands of people, many dressed for a traditional masked ball, crowded into Saint Mark’s Square on Sunday to witness “the flight of the angel”, the opening event of the annual Venice Carnival. Each…

TV star Flack under pressure from ‘show trial’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk London: The management team of British TV presenter Caroline Flack, who committed suicide on Saturday, has accused prosecutors of pursuing a “show trial” over domestic abuse claims against the “vulnerable” star. “In recent months Caroline had been under huge pressure because of an ongoing case and potential trial which has been well reported,”…

Indian filmmaker to sue makers of Oscar-winning movie ‘Parasite’

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

MUMBAI: Tamil producer PL Thenappan, who holds the rights of the 1999 Vijay-starrer ‘Minsara Kanna’, has declared he will sue the makers of ‘Parasite’, the Korean film that won big at the recent Oscars on grounds of plagiarism. “On Monday or Tuesday, I will be filing a case with help from an international lawyer. They…

Hira Mani calls her sons ‘Karan and Arjun’, pens down heartfelt note

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI” Hira Mani, who is in Maldives for her upcoming project, has penned down a heartfelt note for her sons Muzammil and Ibrahim on the Valentine’s Day. The Mere Paas Tum Ho star took to Instagram sharing adorable photos of her boys who wished her Valentine’s Day with flowers and throwback photos with…

Caroline Flack: Love Island and TV stars pay tribute to presenter

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

LONDON: Tributes have poured in for ex-Love Island host Caroline Flack, after she was found dead in her London flat. A lawyer for her family said she had taken her own life. Her management company said the 40-year-old had been “under huge pressure” since she was accused of assaulting her boyfriend – which she denied.…

Science & Technology

Five steps to restore WhatsApp messages on new mobile phone and number

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk People usually find it difficult to restore or migrate the history of WhatsApp messages on new mobile phone and a new number after changing their handsets. These five steps given below will make it easy for the users to restore chat histories in WhatsApp: Step 1: Tap on Settings > Chats > Chat…

Scientists develop droplet-based electricity generator that can 100 LED bulbs per rain drop

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

HONG KONG : Generating electricity from raindrops efficiently has gone one step further. A research team led by scientists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG), featured with a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that allows for high energy-conversion efficiency and instantaneous power density increased by thousands…

Punjab govt bans sharing of official documents on WhatsApp

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Punjab government has banned the sharing of official documents on WhatsApp. The ban will be imposed immediately. A letter has been issued to government departments in this regard. The decision has been made in the light of the orders issued by the Cabinet Division on January 31.

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

NEW YORK (BBC): Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation of harmful online content, saying it was not for companies like his to decide what counts as legitimate free speech. Citing China, Mr Zuckerberg also warned excessive control risked stifling individual expression. He was speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Social…

Four things you might not know about your digital afterlife

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring desk 1.Your digital footprint will one day become your digital remains If a complete stranger were granted access to every scrap of recorded information about you that exists in the world, would they be able to stand up at your funeral and deliver a personal, moving eulogy that captured the essence of you? Thanks…

Social media companies will have to open offices in Pakistan: Firdous

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said under the Citizens Protection [against Online Harm] Rules 2020, social media companies would have to open offices in Pakistan, follow laws of the land, and get registered and share their data with the authority concerned.…

Health

Anti-polio drive kicks off across the country

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The nation-wide anti-polio campaign kicked-off today to vaccinate 39.6 million children under the age of five years against the disease, reported Radio Pakistan.  According to an official of the National Emergency Operations Centre, over 265,000 frontline polio workers are taking part in the campaign. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health…

Study suggests even light activity reduces risk of depression in young people

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Adolescents who sit for much of the day have a greater risk of depression by the time they reach adulthood, a UK study has found. Growing numbers of young people with depression and increased time spent sedentary could be two linked trends, researchers at University College London (UCL) believe. They found that…

Provincial government vows to eradicate polio

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Kazim Niaz, Minister for Finance & Health Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Minister for Information Technology Kamran Bangash inaugurated Feb round of anti-polio drive here on Friday in separate activities, reiterating strong will of the government for polio eradication and wiping out the menace that continues to hit…

Can flat head syndrome in babies be avoided?

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Warnings about the risk of sudden infant death syndrome have increased, which has added to mothers’ concern and made them more likely to lay their babies down to sleep on their backs, in keeping with medical advice. But do you worry, like many mothers, that the back of your infant’s head will…

Some car seats could endanger health over time

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Scientists in the United States (US) said people who have a frequent, long commute  involving driving or being a passenger in a car may unknowingly be putting their health at risk. These are the findings of a new study published in the journal ‘Environment International’. The investigators from the University of California,…

WHO chief urges countries to battle against coronavirus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The death toll in China from the new coronavirus epidemic jumped on Wednesday, as the chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) urged countries to work together against the “grave threat” posed by the outbreak. The WHO is holding a conference in Geneva on combating the virus, which has killed more than…

Travel

Flight of fancy? Aviation industry tries to go green

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk Singapore: From an emissions-reducing model jet that looks like something from a sci-fi movie to electric aircraft and sustainable fuel, the aviation industry is ramping up efforts to go green as consumer pressure grows. In an era when teen climate activist Greta Thunberg opts to travel on an eco-friendly boat and “flight-shaming” is…

Fraport to speed passengers through two Brazilian airports

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIO de JANEIRO: Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil, Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA). New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the security checking area with a simple scan of their boarding pass. This will reduce queues and…

Malaysian states to consider pivot towards domestic tourism amid COVID-19 outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUALA LUMPUR: With the Chinese government issuing a lockdown for more than 30 cities, some Malaysian states reliant on Chinese tourist dollars are looking at alternative markets. Mr Abdul Rashid Asari, the Selangor state executive councillor overseeing tourism told CNA that the state would be focusing on domestic tourism for now. This is…

China virus shakes Asian tourism

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: As a driver of one of Thailand’s renowned “tuktuk” motorized rickshaws, AmonchaiLaodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer. Since word of the new coronavirus spread from China last month, he’s seen his daily…

‘Completely dropped off’:Australia’s tourism industry braces for coronavirus crisis

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Ben Woodward has seen some difficult times in the tourism industry, but the Cairns operator says the coronavirus outbreak threatens to beat the lot. “As an industry, we’ve come through crisis situations before, there’s been Sars, there’s been the GFC, there’s been the pilot strike, but it is looking like one of…

Coronavirus fears dampen Dubai’s peak tourist season

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: With a perfect mix of good weather and citywide sales, Dubai usually draws large crowds of foreign visitors in the dead of winter. But there is evidence that the coronavirus, which has killed more than 600 people and spread to two dozen countries including the Emirates, has put a damper on the…

Articles

Trump’s Afghanization policy

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu At the Munich Security conference, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. The US’s special representative to Afghanistan Zalmey Khalilzad also made an appearance at the meeting. According to reports, the ongoing peace negotiations between the U.S. and Taliban are expected to…

Is the GCC still fit for purpose?

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

Yasser M. Dhouib With Saudi Arabia and the UAE increasingly using the GCC for their own ends, other Gulf countries are considering going a separate way. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman is not serving its purpose – alternatives are being pursued.…

Is Islamophobia on the rise in the UK?

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Abdul Rahman Al-Hussein In the shadows of the Brexit vote and a new movement toward nationalism, the U.K. has seen a significant increase in the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the past few years. Muslim women, in particular, bore the brunt of the recent hate crimes and many have resorted to wearing caps…

Ideological prejudice spreads virus in another form

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Zhong Sheng While the world is joining China’s efforts in fighting the novel coronavirus and rooting for the country with great warmth, some US politicians are smearing China again and again. They attacked on the country and its system and sowed discord between China and other countries. They sabotaged the bottom line of morality and…

Families of Kashmiris detained in far away Indian jails refuse to give up

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Shafaq Shah The kin of Kashmirs who are imprisoned indefinitely under a ‘black law’ are willing to lose everything in their fight for justice. Holding her son’s photo close to her chest, Haseena Begum is inconsolable. “Amir was asleep; they dragged him by his ears and took him away,” the 56-year-old tells a group of…

Saudis follow Iran’s 1994 somersault on Kashmir at OIC

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Iftikhar Gilani Is Saudi Arabia playing with Pakistan on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, in a similar way as Iran acted previously in 1994? Diplomatic sources in Pakistan say that Saudi Arabia has shown reluctance to accept Islamabad’s request for an immediate meeting of the foreign ministers of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation…

Editorial

Victimising medical fraternity

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Notices have issued to Trainee Medical Officers (TMOs) of Lady Reading Hospital to vacate their rooms in hostels for which each of them pays Rs.15, 000 as rent. Government provides this facility to the TMOs near the hospital to facilitate their round the clock presence for duty under the supervision of Pakistan College of Physician…

PM vision of Pakistan’s future

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Addressing Health Insurance Cards distribution ceremony for the deserving people at Governor’s House Lahore, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed optimism about Pakistan to become a great country in the  in the comity of nations and its people will enjoy great respect during visit and stay abroad. Prime Minister vowed to defeat the mafia who are…

Polio eradication

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

A five day extensive polio immunization campaign will start in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa from February 17 to immunize 6.7 million children in the age group up to five year across the province. As many as 29000 teams of lady health workers have been deputed for administering door-to-door to administer polio drops to children. Chief Secretary Dr.…

Agitating non-issues

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

Most often humorous remarks leaves pleasing effect on human mind but sometimes it sparks unnecessary fiery debate and may even lead to unintended repercussion. Out of humour, Prime Minister Imran Khan may have said that agitation politics of Maulana Fazalu Rehman aimed at toppling the popularly elected government fall wit in the purview Article-6 of…

Skill development

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Presiding over 14th meeting of Board of Directors of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), Chief Minister Mahmood Khan urged for enhancing the standard of technical education. The Authority is a static white elephant and has done nothing for the improvement of technical education and vocational training over the past few years. The delinking…

Real Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to break the cartels and come down with a heavy hand on hoarders, profiteers and elements involved in food adulteration. This is what people expected from him. He has directed federal and provincial authorities to prepare a national action plan for implementing measures to bring to justice mafias responsible…

Arts and Literature

How calligraphy became an integral part of Arab identity

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The Iraqi calligrapher WissamShawkat is sitting quietly at a cafe in Dubai, patiently explaining the intricacies of Arabic calligraphy. “In Latin the letters are separated,” he says. “In Arabic the word is connected, so that creates a lot of ligatures and adds a layer of beauty to the script. One of the…

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk “The Forty Rules of Love,” written by Elif Shafak, is truly a life-changing book. I have found myself quoting and referencing it in daily life. The central theme of the book is Sufism and preaching the religion of love. The main character, Shams of Tabriz, is a wandering dervish, while Rumi is a…

Successful Aging by Daniel J. Levitin

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise. Daniel Levitin looks at the science behind what we all…

The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk This is the thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the US win World War II — only to be forgotten by the country they served. In The Women with Silver Wings, historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck introduces us to these young women as they meet even-tempered, methodical Nancy Love and…

Never Enough by Judith Grisel

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2020

Monitoring Desk Addiction is epidemic and catastrophic. With more than one in every five people over the age of 14 addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide. If we are not victims ourselves, we all know someone struggling with the merciless compulsion to alter their experience by changing how their…

3-day Urdu stage drama festival today

By The Frontier Post | February 10, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A three-day Urdu stage drama festival is starting at the newly furbished Agha Khan Auditorium of the University of Peshawar (UoP) on Monday (today). The Urdu drama titled as ‘Muhafiz wa Makeen’ would be presented to the general audience on the first day of the festival while it would be screened for…