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Indian forces martyr three Kashmiris as military siege enters 73rd successive day

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Indian occupied forces martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district as military siege and communications lockdown in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) entered 73rd successive day, on Wednesday (today). Although the voice call service on post-paid mobile phones has partially been restored, yet the situation is far from normal.  Mobile internet…

Court extends Hamza Shahbaz’s judicial remand till Oct 30

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Accountability court has extended judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Sharif till October 30 in Ramzan Sugar Mills and assets beyond income case, on Wednesday. As the hearing underway, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officer requested for extension in Hamza’s remand which was accepted the court. Meanwhile, Opposition Leader in…

Royal Tour: British Royal couple reach Chitral valley

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report CHITRAL: The British Royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton on Wednesday reached Chitral on a helicopter while observing the famous and beautiful Hindu Kush mountain range, on the third day of their tour of Pakistan. According to reports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton is scheduled to…

Turkey will never declare ceasefire in northern Syria, says Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: President Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria and that it will not negotiate with Kurdish forces it is fighting in its offensive into the region. Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria on…

Imran meets Saudi King, discusses Iran, regional issues

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

RIYADH (Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a one-day visit to in the Kingdom’s capital aimed to help reduce tensions between Tehran and Riyadh. During the meeting, PM Imran and King Salman discussed matters of mutual interest. Governor Riyadh Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al…

‘Torture, detention of children adds rage in IOK’

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: A 10th grade student Afaan, spent a fortnight in a prison in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, after police booked him under a stringent Public Safety Act (PSA). He was charged of protesting against Indian decision of revoking the special status to the region. Afaan was lucky enough that prison doors opened just…

Global

Landslide kills 22 in southern Ethiopia

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ETHIOPIA: Rescue workers on Tuesday used excavators to dig out bodies after a landslide in southern Ethiopia washed away homes and killed more than 20 people, a local official said. The landslide in the remote district of Konta occurred Sunday following 10 hours of heavy rains, said the official, Takele Tesfu. “There are…

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Turkey will never declare ceasefire in northern Syria, says Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: President Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria and that it will not negotiate with Kurdish forces it is fighting in its offensive into the region. Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria on…

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Op Peace Spring clears 1,000 sq km of terrorists so far

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Just seven days after it began, Turkey’s ongoing anti-terror operation has cleared a vast area of northern Syria from terrorist oppression, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “As of this morning [Tuesday], we have liberated an area of around 1,000 square kilometers from the occupation of the separatist terror group,” Erdogan…

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Norway against suspending Turkey from NATO

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Norway on Tuesday criticized Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northeastern Syria, but dismissed calls for suspending Turkey from the NATO alliance. “I think it’s better to have Turkey inside NATO than outside NATO,” Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said in a joint press conference with German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin. “It’s important to…

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Russian senators slam US sanctions against Turkey

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The U.S. sanctions will not cause any harm to Turkey, Russian Senator Vladimir Jabarov said on Tuesday. The U.S. restrictive measures are aiming to ease the public opinion, Jabarov said in an interview with the Russia’s state-run RIA news agency. “There will be no real threat to Turkey from these sanctions, they…

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US nukes at Turkish base: Lukewarm plans to finally be put into action?

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The American nuclear bombs believed to be stored at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base – a fact chewed over by the media without any official confirmation – seem to no longer be a guarantor of peace between the two NATO allies, but rather a relic of history. Per a New York Times report…

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Pakistan

Nine killed in Chitral road accident

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report CHITRAL: At least nine people lost their lives and six others were injured on Wednesday morning when a passenger coach fell into a gorge after hitting a car near Ragh village of Booni area of Chitral. Police told that the ill-fated passenger coach was on way to Booni from Chitral when it collided…

IHC dismisses petitions against JUI-F’s Azadi March

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed all the petitions filed against Azadi March of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), on Wednesday. According to reports, the petitioner advocate Hanif Rahi said that JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had announced to hold rally against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Chief Justice Athar Minullah remarked no court…

Ex-Karachi police chief Shahid Hayat dies

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Former police chief and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director South Shahid Hayat passed away here on Tuesday. The brother of deceased, Yousuf Khan confirmed the news while talking to local news channel. Shahid Hayat was suffering from cancer since a long time and succumbed to it today. Former Additional IG Karachi Shahid…

Five dead, 20 injured as passenger bus overturn in Naushahro Feroz

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report NAUSHAHRO FEROZ: At least five people were killed and 20 others were injured when a passenger bus upturned near Moro in Naushahro Feroz district, on Wednesday. Acording to reports, the passenger vehicle overturned due to reckless driving, local police said. The police and rescue personnel reached to the spot of the accident and…

Pakistan raises human rights situation in IOK in UNGA’s committee session

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi has raised the human rights violation committed by Indian occupied forces in occupied Kashmir. She informed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet about the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. During an interactive dialogue, Bachelet expressed concern about the human…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Afghanistan

Ghani and Wells discuss election, peace and security

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with Alice Wells, the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace, President Ghani’s office released in a statement. Both discussed issues related to the presidential election, peace, security and regional relations. Wells praised the successful holding…

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Electoral monitoring smooth amid doubts on data transfer

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The transfer of sensitive electoral materials from all 34 provinces to the central office of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul is complete and the subsequent tabulation of the ballot papers are ongoing smoothly. Some candidate agents and citizen observers, however, are not pleased with the process of uploading results data…

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1st Afghanistan province declared mine-free

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Last year, landmines still killed or injured an average of four Afghans every day. During the past four decades of war, the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan has cleared more than 18 million explosive remnants of war, about 737,000 anti-personnel mines and over 30,000 anti-vehicle mines since 1989. But by the end…

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ASF foil militants bid in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Special Forces foiled the militants bid to detonate an improvised explosive device close to a school in Kabul. According to a statement released by Special Operations Corps, the Special Forces discovered a remote-controlled improvised explosive device which the militants had planted close to Olya-e Reshkhor High School. The statement further…

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Forces kill, detain 7 Taliban

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants, arrested 3 others and destroyed multiple caches of weapons in 5 provinces. The military officials said the special Forces conducted the operations in the past 24 hours. The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants in Baraki Barak district of…

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UN says 85 civilians killed, 373 wounded in Afghan election violence

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

KABUL (AFP): Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan´s recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said Tuesday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported that 85 people were killed and another 373 wounded in election violence during the…

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Business

Deputy governor SBP admits he called for depreciation of PKR on 5th of July

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2017

Web Desk Islamabad: In front of a parliamentary panel on Wednesday, Deputy governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Riaz Riazuddin admitted that the decision to depreciate the rupee on the 5th of July was taken on his own. In a briefing to the Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Riazuddin defended his action of not taking…

Study predicts cement exports may fall to 15% YoY

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2017

Web Desk Karachi: According to a Topline Security report, the country’s cement sales have started on a positive note during July, which is the first month of new financial year 2017-18. The report predicted that it is expected for total cement dispatches to grow 32-36pc year on year (YoY) in July 2017, as per their…

South Asia becomes global LNG hotspot

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2017

DHAKA (REUTERS): South Asia, long a backwater for energy markets, is emerging as a hotspot for liquefied natural gas (LNG), with Pakistan and Bangladesh set to join India as major consumers, helping to ease global oversupply that has dogged this market for years. Only India and Pakistan currently import LNG in South Asia, taking in…

Govt to borrow Rs3.75tr in 3 month

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: The government will borrow Rs3.75 trillion from the banking system in August-October, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Wednesday. The government will borrow Rs3.45tr through market treasury bills (MTBs) and Rs300 billion through Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIBs) in the three-month period. The government, which depends largely on domestic and foreign…

Oil prices decline 1pc due to high OPEC output

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2017

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell by 1 percent on Wednesday, with rising U.S. fuel inventories pulling U.S. crude back below $50 per barrel, while ongoing high OPEC supplies weighed on international prices. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was at $48.63 per barrel at 0735 GMT, down 53 cents, or 1 percent, from its last settlement.…

Oil down one per cent on surprise rise in US inventories, high OPEC output

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2017

SINGAPORE (REUTERS): Oil prices fell one per cent on Wednesday, with rising US fuel inventories pulling US crude back below $50 per barrel, while ongoing high supplies from producer club OPEC weighed on international prices. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $48.68 per barrel at 0303 GMT, down 48 cents, or one…

Sports

Miandad asks PCB to establish variety of pitches

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Batting legend Javed Miandad has urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to establish a variety of pitches at different stadiums around the country, to prepare players for the 2020 ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup. “Pitches should provide equal opportunities to batters and bowlers and should allow all disciplines in the game to flourish.…

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Inam claims gold medal at World Beach Games

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top grappler Muhammd Inam Butt claimed gold medal at ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar, defeating Georgia’s Dato Marsagishvili in the 90kg weight final at Katara Beach on late Monday. The 30-year-old was Pakistan’s lone participant among 1237 athletes from 97 countries, who are competing in 14 different disciplines. A…

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‘Fearless’ Ganguly has things in common with Imran: Akhtar

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Fast bowing legend Shoaib Akhtar has hailed the impending appointment of former rival Saurav Ganguly as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and compared him to Prime Minister Imran Khan. “This is a massive and a welcome news,” said Akhtar in a YouTube video. “India is…

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Ronaldo scores 700th career goal in Euro qualifier

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

KIEV (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 700th career goal when he converted a 72nd minute penalty in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Ukraine on Monday. The 34-year-old has scored 95 for his country, 450 for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 32 for Juventus and five for Sporting. Despite Ronald’s theatrics, Ukraine advanced to the…

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Shehzad sets Pakistan T20 record in Central Punjab’s first win

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk Faisalabad: Opener Ahmed Shehzad’s unbeaten 111-run knock for Central Punjab against Northern on Tuesday, has made him the first Pakistan batsman to score five centuries in Twenty20 (T20) cricket. The 27-year-old’s instrumental knock came off just 63 balls, which included 13 fours and three sixes. Shehzad’s century helped Central Punjab to a four-wicket…

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Phil Simmons reappointed Windies coach three years after being axed

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk ST JOHNS: Phil Simmons has returned to take charge of the West Indies three years after being dismissed in controversial circumstances, Cricket West Indies announced on Monday. In a statement, CWI said that Simmons would be head coach for the next four years. He led the Windies to the 2016 T20 World Cup…

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Fashion & Movies

Save e from selfies, says drag star RuPaul

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk CANNES: Television superstar RuPaul Charles gave his millions of fans a little piece of friendly advice Monday: don’t stop him in the street for a selfie. “I have shit to do and I am living my life. I have no time for selfies,” the presenter of the phenomenally successful “RuPaul’s Drag Race” told…

Cyber-bullied K-pop star found dead at her home

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: A popular K-pop star who had long been the target of abusive online comments was found dead at her home Monday, South Korean police said. The body of Sulli, a former member of top girl group f(x), was discovered by her manager at her home on the outskirts of the capital, Seoul.…

Female characters shouldn’t be portrayed as physically tough: Angelina Jolie

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie, who stars in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, said female characters in films should not have to be portrayed as physically tough in order to be considered strong, reported. Talking to media at the launch of film, Jolie said, “We have strong women, but the character that is…

Deepika Padukone wants to do a silent movie in the future

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Deepika Padukone is the chairperson of the MAMI trust and she opened the film festival with a Movie Mela today. A press conference was held with her where she was asked about movies, life and more. Deepika spoke of the different genres she’s already worked in and what she wishes to explore…

Vietnam pulls Dream Works’ ‘Abominable’ film over Sea map

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk HANOI: Vietnam has pulled DreamWorks’ animated film “Abominable” from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows China’s unilaterally declared “nine-dash line” in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday. The U-shaped line is a feature used on Chinese maps to illustrate its claims over vast expanses of the resource-rich…

Gold, diamond shoes unveiled in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: A pair of high heels that pays homage to the glamourous emirate of Dubai is vying to break the world record for the most expensive shoes in the world. Designed by Italian designer Antonio Vietri, the Moon Star Shoes were made with a solid gold heel that replicates the shape of the…

Science & Technology

NASA found life on Mars in the 1970s but ignored it, former scientist claims

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A former Nasa scientist claims evidence of life was found on Mars in the 1970s but was ignored. Viking landers, a pair of space probes, were sent to the Martian surface more than 40 years ago to explore the planet. One of the tests they ran was known as Labeled Release, or…

NASA releases 3D map of the moon

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MARYLAND: Using the data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Ernie Wright- a science visualizer who works at the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland- has brought the Moon to life in unprecedented detail. He has created the online CGI Moon kit that allows making NASA’s data more accessible…

Danger of Nomophobia is growing, says expert

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Children are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics, increasing the danger of nomophobia. A study found that 66% of people in the Europe have nomophobia, that people cannot escape phones, said an expert. A 2019 survey published by a Media company found that European teenagers (ages 13-18) averaged…

Nokia smartphone roll out of Android 10 begins: Nokia 8.1 to receive latest Android OS upgrade

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Keeping with its promise to offer a smartphone experience that keeps getting better, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that starting from today  the rollout of Android 10 will begin with the Nokia 8.1. As the first Nokia smartphone to receive this latest OS update – and as the…

Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll need a handset running at least Android 7.0 Nougat…

UBL to offer mobile contactless payments

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: UBL is the first bank in Pakistan who has partnered up with Gemalto, a Thales company, Visa and 1LINK to launch digital payment through tokenization on the UBL Digital App. The aim is to offer traditional payment services into convenient, secure and rewarding digital payment experiences. With this ambition in mind UBL…

Health

Saeed Ghani inaugurates 10th Chest Pain Unit of NICVD

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report Karachi: Sindh Information, Archives and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani Tuesday inaugurated the 10th Chest Pain Unit (CPU) of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at New Karachi area of the city and claimed that NICVD had now become the world’s largest cardiac-care hospital which was performing highest number of angiographies, angioplasties, bypass…

Four more dengue cases surfaced in Faisalabad

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: Four more new cases of dengue virus surfaced in Faisalabad on Monday, with the toll reaching up to 41 in the city so far. According to Hospital sources, a total of 147 dengue cases were reported from the district this year, with 41 alone from Faisalabad. In 2019, four lives were claimed…

Dengue fever claims another life in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A woman died of dengue fever and taking the death toll from the disease in the Karachi to 17 this year. According to reports, three persons of the same family were admitted at the private hospital of Karachi after being diagnosed with Dengue fever. The two persons still under treatment in the…

Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 27 trials involving a total of 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder. Kids were randomly selected to take various dietary supplements, including vitamins or…

1,65,000 anti-malaria nets distributed in high risk areas

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “People in the rural areas particularly those residing along the Zhob River bank carry malaria parasites in their blood without showing symptoms. Zhob is one of the high risk districts for vivax and falciparum malaria. Recently thousands of positive cases have been reported in the rural parts of the district,” This was…

‘Every 8 women likely to suffer from breast cancer in Pakistan’

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Every ninth woman in the world is likely to suffer from breast cancer but in Pakistan every eight women are likely to suffer from this disease. The chances of having breast cancer among women are higher than males and women who are in the 40’s have higher chances of being diagnosed with…

Travel

Saudi Arabia opens tourist visas to U.S., European visa holders

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU’s Schengen zone, expanding eligibility beyond an initial list of 49 countries. The conservative Muslim kingdom, relatively closed off for decades, launched a new visa regime…

Thailand: Finance Ministry approves stimulus package to spur tourism

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: The Finance Ministry has now approved a stimulus package for the last three months of the year to boost Thailand’s tourism sector. The aim is achieve a 3% growth rate. The Thai Tourism and Sports permanent secretary Chote Trachu says the purpose is to increase the total tourist arrivals for the second…

Tunisia: French tourist killed in stabbing

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk TUNIS: A French tourist was killed and a soldier injured in a knife attack in northern Tunisia, said the country’s interior ministry on Monday. A ministry statement said the attacker was known to law enforcement authorities and had a criminal record. It said a manhunt has been launched for the attacker, but gave…

These are the countries where tourists spend the most money

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A new survey reveals the cost of visiting some of the world’s top destinations. Globehunters used World Tourism Organization data to provide insight regarding how much money travelers spend in each country and where they can expect to spend the most. The results can help travelers budget properly for their next journeys,…

Dharabi Lake to be developed as tourist-spot: Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

F.P. Report CHAKWAL: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar paid a surprise visit to Dharabi Lake in Chakwal on Thursday while en-route to Lahore from Islamabad on a helicopter. He inspected the activities being done to promote tourism in the area. Speaking on the occasion, UsmanBuzdar said that the Dharabi Lake will be developed as…

Chinese tourism growth slows as overseas travel loses its luster

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The rapid growth of Chinese tourism took a bit of a breather during the latest week-long National Day holiday, government data indicate. The seven-day vacation from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 is dubbed “Golden Week” and is one of the few major government-mandated holidays in a country where personal vacation days are…

Articles

Western media’s reporting on Erdogan and IK

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Irfan Raja The 74th U.N. General Assembly brought together some of the most outspoken, bold and followed presidents, premiers and senior officials representing 192 out of the 193 U.N. member states. Among them, the British liberal paper The Guardian listed four of the most outspoken leaders, including President RecepTayyipErdogan. Evidently, Erdogan is seen as one…

Voices for Kashmir: Getting Louder and Shriller

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Iqbal Khan On conclusion of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit, China once again reaffirmed on October 09 that the Kashmir issue was a dispute left from history that needs to be properly and peacefully resolved in line with the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements. A joint communique said that the…

Who is Ethiopian premier Abiy Ahmed, winner of 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for Eritrea Accord?

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Hana Saada Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been crowned the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for “his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation” with his neighbor, Eritrea, beating 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. The prize was awarded on Friday for “his efforts for peace and international cooperation and for his decisive…

Russia’s uneasy relationship with Europe

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

Tarik Oguzlu Russia’s relationship with Europe contains both a strong historical legacy dating back to the modernization efforts of the Czar Peter the Great and the institutional interactions between Russia and the European Union since the end of the Cold War era. Historically speaking three alternative narratives have shaped Russia’s relations with Europe, namely pro-Europeanism,…

Western criticism of Turkey’s Syria operation is a joke

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq The West’s fetishisation of the YPG in northern Syria is ignorant and insulting to all Kurds – and that’s just one part of a broad narrative riddled with hypocrisy and an ignorance of history. Were it not for its effect on the lives, safety and security of real people, the Western pantomime over…

Turkey to play active role in Iraqi oil swap

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

Omid Shokri Kalehsar Baghdad reported its highest oil production on record last August at 4.6 million barrels per day (bpd) from the country’s southern fields and exported a large portion of it. The first Iraqi-Turkish oil pipeline, built in 1976, has been ineffective in recent years in northern Iraq. Now the governments of Turkey and…

Editorial

Trade data shows resilience of China’s economy

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Data released by the General Administration of Customs Monday shows China’s total trade amounted to 22.91 trillion yuan($3.24 trillion) in the first three quarters of the year, growing 2.8 percent from a year ago. The country’s exports rose by 5.2 percent to 12.48 trillion yuan and imports dropped 0.1 percent to 10.43 trillion yuan. Trade…

PDA versus green-clean Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Implementation of Prime Minister Imran Khan Vision of green and clean Pakistan is what the people of the country have been anxiously waiting for. His actions and dedication to mitigate the impact of global warming and climate change on the country has been well acknowledged globally. In some government departments the officers genuinely want him…

Rajnath Singh’s threatening statement

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

The hawkish Defense Minister of India Rajnath Singh, while addressing an election rally in Haryana raised the bogey of cross border terrorism and warned Pakistan that it should eliminate terrorism from its soil or face its division at the hands of India. This is direct reference to Indian role that Indai played in the former…

JUI baton laden rally

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

As show of agitation muscle JUI (F) volunteers wearing a sort of private militia uniform took out baton laden rally on the Ring Road in Peshawar on Sunday. It was a deliberate attempt of the party leadership to reveal that this party has the means and manpower strength to challenge the writ of the state.…

World Bank report

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

The World Bank Report on the performance of South Asian economies titled: “South Asia Focus 2019 fall” predicts that inflation rate in Pakistan will shoot up to 13 percent, fiscal deficit will widen and public debt will mount further during the next two years. It depicts different picture when compared with the quarterly economic reviews…

Oil and gas exploration in KP

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has approved in principle an investment programme in oil and gas exploration projects. He has directed the energy department to move formal summary for its inclusion in the annual development programme. The provincial government intends to lease out 12 blocks in the tribal districts and 19 in the settled…

Arts and Literature

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…

Learning Mandarin in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pan Yuqi, the first secretary of the culture department at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, talks about the rise in the number of young Pakistanis learning Mandarin. Q. Since a few years now, Chinese-language courses are being taught in Pakistan. How do you see this development? Mr. Yuqi: Such developments are bringing…