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NCC decides two-day complete lockdown in a week

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government on Monday has allowed people to do business five days a week during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made at a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC), which was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Shops and businesses could function with SOPs from 9am to 7pm,…

SC turns down plea to suspend SHC verdict in Daniel Pearl murder case

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to suspend the operation of the Sindh High Court (SHC) verdict in the American journalist Daniel Pearl murder case. A three-judge bench of the apex court was hearing appeals filed by the Sindh government and the parents of the killed journalist Daniel Pearl…

At least three more die of Covid-19 in Indian Occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

SRINAGAR (AA): At least three more people died due to the novel coronavirus in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) region, officials said on Monday, taking the total number of fatalities to 31. The deceased include a 45-year-old man from IOJ&K’s Shopain district, 70-year-old man from Pulwama district and a 72-year-old man from Doda district…

China warns US it will retaliate on moves over Hong Kong

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

BEIJING (Reuters): China said on Monday US attempts to harm Chinese interests will be met with firm countermeasures, criticising a US decision to begin ending special treatment for Hong Kong as well as actions against Chinese students and companies. China’s parliament last week voted to move forward with imposing national security legislation on Hong Kong,…

CM Punjab warned 670,000 may be infected with COVID-19 in Lahore alone

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: A summary forwarded to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar last month said that an estimated 670,000 could be affected by the coronavirus in Lahore alone. Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman, Secretary, Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department, said that the summary was forwarded to CM Buzdar on May 15. It contained results of samples…

Indian, Chinese armies move heavy weaponry to their bases near eastern Ladakh: report

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: As tensions between India and China mount owing to a border dispute in the eastern Ladakh region, armies of both countries have moved heavy weaponry and equipment to their base camps near the disputed territory. According to an Indian media report published on Sunday, Indian military sources say China has been…

Global

Schools partially reopen in UK as virus death toll piles political pressure on PM Johnson

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

LONDON (AFP): Schools partially reopened in England on Monday and the most vulnerable were allowed to venture outdoors, despite warnings that the world’s second worst-hit country was moving too quickly out of its coronavirus lockdown. A death toll that now officially stands at 38,489 has piled political pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson — still…

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George Floyd protests continue in US for sixth day

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AA): Despite curfews in major US cities, demonstrators took to the streets for a sixth day of protests Sunday over the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd, 46, died after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck…

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Gaza mosques to reopen for prayers after closure

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): Mosques in the Gaza Strip will reopen to worshippers as of Wednesday after more than two months of closure due to the spread of coronavirus, the Ministry of Religious Affairs said on Monday. “All mosques will reopen for prayers,” ministry undersecretary Abdel-Hadi al-Agha told a press conference in Gaza City. He…

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125 civilians killed in Syria in May: Watchdog

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

SYRIA (AA): A total of 125 civilians, including 26 children and six women, were killed in Syria this May, mostly as a result of bombings, a rights group said on Monday. Of these fatalities, the Syrian regime forces killed 10 civilians, including two women, while Russian forces killed one civilian, according to a report released…

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US: Nearly 4,000 arrested during George Floyd protests

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AA): Some 4,000 people were arrested across the US, as protests continue over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a former white police officer, according to CNN’s tally. Floyd, 46, died after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. His…

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Iran records 81 new virus deaths, 2,979 more cases

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

TEHRAN (AA): Iran on Monday confirmed 81 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 7,878. A further 2,979 people have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 154,445, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said. Jahanpour said 121,988 patients have recovered and been discharged…

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Pakistan

WB to provide $188mn to Pakistan for disaster resilience, ecosystem

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and World Bank on Monday signed an agreement of $188 million for disaster resilience and restoration of ecosystem. Addressing the agreement-signing ceremony of the five-year $188 million ‘Pakistan Hydromet and Ecosystem Restoration Services project’, Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin said that present government is taking all-out measures…

Prove Zardari owns 18 sugar mills in Sindh with evidence, Murtaza to PTI

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab on Monday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders’ claim that former president Asif Ali Zardari owns 18 sugar mills in the province. Speaking at a press conference, he said the PPP co-chairman, being a public-office holder, declared all his assets. “Asif Ali Zardari doesn’t own 18 sugar mills…

Sindh Public Service Commission biased, claims MQMP’s Khawaja Izhar

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) stalwart Khawaja Izhar Ul Hassan on Monday dubbed the department of Sindh Public Service Commission as an enemy of the citizens. Izhar said that the former Inspector General (IG) Sindh had allowed new recruitment’s in the department, why has the progress on those orders been stopped, he…

KP govt restores special flights to facilitate overseas Pakistanis: CM

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has announced to restore special flights in order to facilitate stranded Pakistanis in Gulf states. KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in a message to overseas Pakistanis admitted that the nationals were facing severe difficulties in foreign countries due to the suspension of flight operations following COVID-19 pandemic.…

‘Spray and Survey’ strategy deployed against locust swarms: MNFSR

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Ministry of National Food Security & Research (MNFSR) on Monday said that strategy of ‘spray and survey’ is underway to control the locust infestation plaguing the country. The ministry said that almost 20,4000 acres of land has been surveyed thus far while 49,6700 acres of land will see a control operation against…

SC hears Centaurus Mall case, rebukes Islamabad mayor

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The mayor of Islamabad was severely reprimanded during the hearing of the Centaurus Mall case in the Supreme Court. The court remarked that, the Mayor is spoiling his position in front of the Court. He doesn’t look like a serious man, so far he has gotten Rs 18 billion but still Islamabad’s…

Afghanistan

Taliban continues to back Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan: UN

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): A UN report released on Friday states that the Taliban has failed to fulfill one of the core parts of the US-Taliban agreement, namely that it would break ties with al-Qaeda. The agreement was signed in February in Doha, Qatar, after months of negotiations. Al-Qaeda has 400 to 600 operatives active in…

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NSIA estimates Afghanistan population at 32.9m

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The Afghanistan Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) has estimated the country’s population to be 32.9 million in 2019-20, a slight increase from 2018’s estimated 31.6 million. According to the statistics, 51 percent (16.8 million) of the population is male and 49 percent (16.1 million) of it is female. Also, 7.7 million of…

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COVID-19 crisis Affects nearly 7M Afghan children, says watchdog

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): A children’s rights organization says that the coronavirus crisis has left more than seven million children in the country prone to poverty, barring them from their basic rights in a country where half the population is under 15 years of age. The positive cases of COVID-19 in the country are close to…

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Stefano Pontecorvo takes office as NATO’s SCR in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

KABUL (Ariana News): Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo of Italy officially takes up his role, today June 1, as the new NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, NATO confirmed in a statement. NATO Sec-Gen Jens Stoltenberg said, “I look forward to working closely with him at this critical juncture for Afghanistan’s future.” According to the statement, Pontecorvo…

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Former Afghan goalkeeper dies of Coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

KABUL (Ariana News): Sadiq Ibrahimi, a former Afghanistan National Football Team’s goalkeeper, passed away on Sunday, his relatives confirmed. According to his brother, Ibrahimi has died of the Coronavirus. Ibrahimi was playing for the National Team between 2002 to 2007. He played for Afghanistan in Asian competition in South Korea in 2002, as well as…

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Schools, universities won’t reopen

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

KABUL (AT News): The Afghan educational authorities said that there was no plan to reopen the educational centers amid high threats of the covid-19 pandemic in the country. Following optimistic hope over the reopening of schools and universities after easing of lockdowns in some of the big cities, spokesman for the ministry of higher education,…

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Business

Sojitz Corp to invest $136.9 million for assembling Hyundai vehicles

By The Frontier Post | June 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Japan’s Sojitz Corporation will be investing $136.5 million for assembling Hyundai branded vehicles in Pakistan alongside its domestic partner Nishat Mills. In a notification sent to the stock exchange on Wednesday, Nishat Mills Limited along with its consortium constituting of Nishat Group and Pakistan’s largest tractor manufacturer Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) with Sojitz…

17% growth in companies’ registration at SECP

By The Frontier Post | June 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In May, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) registered 1,094 new companies. As compared to the corresponding month of last financial year, it represents a growth of 17 percent, raising the total number of registered companies to 86,876. The massive increase is the result of the SECP’s various reforms measures,…

Dutch company to set up egg processing factory in Bin Qasim

By The Frontier Post | June 7, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Frisian Egg, a Netherlands based multinational egg processing company, setting up Pakistan’s largest egg processing factory in collaboration with a Pakistani partner, which will be first of its kind of factory in Sindh expected to start commercial production by the end of this year (2018). This was briefed to Chairperson Sindh Board…

Pak handmade furniture brand outlets to be opened

By The Frontier Post | June 7, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: A high level of 3-member delegation of Pakistan Furniture Council Wednesday left for Saudi Arabia on three day visit to explore potential in furniture sector besides visiting different cities including Jeddah for opening outlets of Pakistan handmade world class furniture brands to expand local furniture outlook. Prior to his departure for Jeddah…

Norway’s wealth fund questioned Musk’s double role at Tesla

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund said on Wednesday it had backed an initiative to wrest the role of chairman away from Tesla (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk. The proposal, which was defeated in a vote at Tesla’s annual meeting of stockholders on Tuesday, represented the strongest challenge yet to Musk’s grip on…

Asia stocks rise amid Italy worry

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Wednesday after tech sector strength lifted Wall Street shares while concerns about Italy’s debt prompted investors to move into lower-risk government debt elsewhere, pushing U.S. Treasury yields down from recent highs. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.7 percent. Japan’s Nikkei .N225 rose 0.4 percent. European…

Sports

Waqar urges Afridi and Gambhir to end social media war

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

ISLAMABAD: (AFP): Former Pakistan star Waqar Younis has called on Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir to end their social media war, and for India and Pakistan to resume playing cricket. After being fierce on-field rivals, Pakistan’s Afridi and former Indian opener Gambhir have become involved in heated social media exchanges over the troubled Kashmir region,…

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Australia players fine with more throw-downs if staff cut – Smith

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

SYDNEY (Agencies): Australia’s senior players will be ready to assume additional duties like giving throw-downs to team mates in practice if further cost-cutting means fewer support staff, leading batsman Steve Smith said on Monday. Cricket Australia (CA) has furloughed about 80% of its workforce due to the coronavirus pandemic and state associations have made deep…

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Hamilton slams F1 for staying silent on Floyd death

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Six times Formula One motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton has criticised his sport for its silence on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police officer knelt on his neck. The death in Minneapolis triggered a wave of outrage and violent protests in the United…

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Man Utd extend Ighalo’s loan deal until January 2021

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester United extended Odion Ighalo’s loan spell until January 2021 on Monday to ensure the Nigerian striker will be able to finish the 2019/20 season with the Premier League club. Ighalo’s initial loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua expired at the end of May, but the 30-year-old has been rewarded for an impressive return…

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England v Australia rugby league series cancelled

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

SYDNEY (Agencies): The Rugby Football League and the Australian Rugby League Commission on Monday announced the cancellation of this year’s England-Australia Ashes series. Three Tests had been due to take place in England in October and November, with the competition being revived after a 17-year absence. Talks have already begun about a series from 2022…

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Man City’s Mahrez has watches worth £300,000 stolen: reports

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

LONDON (Agenices): Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez had three luxury watches worth more than £300,000 ($370,000) stolen when thieves raided his penthouse apartment, according to British media reports on Sunday. More than £50,000 in cash along with Cartier bracelets and rare football shirts worth up to £150,000 were also taken from the Algeria international. The…

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Fashion & Movies

Kylie Jenner is not a billionaire, Forbes magazine now says

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Forbes magazine, which in March 2019 declared reality TV star Kylie Jenner had become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, said on Friday that it no longer believed that her net worth was that much. The magazine said it reviewed financial data released by Coty Inc (COTY.N), which bought a 51 percent stake…

Daniyal Raheel, Faryal Mehmood tie nuptial knot

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Days after Hina Altaf and Aagha Ali got married amidst the coronavirus lockdown, model-cum-actor Faryal Mehmood and director, actor Daniyal Raheel continued the trend by tying the nuptial knot. The simple Nikkah ceremony was held in Lahore which was attended only by the groom’s relatives as the bride’s family resides in the…

KP artists community appeal for relief package

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The artiste community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appealed to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan and KP Minister for Culture Shoukat Yousafzai and officials of the Culture Department KP for immediate include them in the Corona Relief Package as the artist community, like many others, has been hit hard by the…

Taj Mahal damaged in deadly thunderstorm

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk AGRA: A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate and a railing running below its five lofty domes, officials said Sunday. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, India’s top tourist attraction has been shut since mid-March as…

Apple secures deal for Scorsese’s next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Apple Inc has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” U.S. media reported earlier, citing sources. “Killers of the Flower Moon” will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It is the second major film that Apple has acquired after “Greyhound,” starring Tom…

Social distance cinema: ‘Grease’ draws crowds to Madrid drive-in

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: For many, it was a long-awaited chance to feel normal again, sitting in their cars belting out “Summer Nights” at Madrid’s drive-in cinema on a rare night out after a 10-week lockdown. It’s opening night at this 1950s-themed venue and as the sun sets, vehicles begin pulling into the huge car park,…

Science & Technology

Tribal youth creates software for school documentation

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: The first year student has created a special database for documentation of school for fulfilling necessities of the educational institutions. Shah Saud Khan s/o Baktullah, resident of Landi Kotal and student of 1st year of Computer Science in Imperial College System, Peshawar said that since his childhood he was interested in…

Moscow bemused at US space ‘hysteria’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by “hysteria” around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars. On Saturday, SpaceX made history by becoming the world’s first commercial company to send humans into orbit, leading Russia to…

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report PARIS: As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks. The technology could help avert new surges in COVID-19 infections that might overwhelm…

Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology normally used to locate militants to instead track coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with. In a programme publicly touted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling the…

President Trump threatens to shut down social media after tweet gag

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that he may regulate social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets. Trump will sign an executive order “pertaining to social media” on Thursday, aides to the president said, without offering more detail about its contents. Twitter tagged two…

Fact check: Twitter labels President Trump’s false claims with warning

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Micro-blogging site Twitter for the first time has put a warning label on a tweet by President Donald Trump, warning users that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an…

Health

Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among European ancestry participants who carry two faulty copies of the APOE gene (termed e4e4). One in 36 people of European ancestry…

High blood pressure during and after exercise may linked to disease later in life

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. Blood pressure responses to exercise are significant markers of cardiovascular disease and mortality risk in young to middle-aged adults. However,…

13 more died of virus in KP: Report

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Wadood Jan PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Friday said that 13 more people died of Corona in the last 24 hours in the province. According to report, issued by Health Department, that the total number of deaths from corona in the province has reached 445. The report added that five persons died of Corona…

Why rice isn’t really bad for you

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk Rice is one of the staple diets in many cuisines. It supplies as much as half of the daily calories to half of the world’s population. No wonder then that in Asian countries, such as Thailand, rice is so highly valued that the translation of the word “to eat” literally means “to eat…

A combo of fasting plus vitamin C could be more effective at treating some types of cancers, study shows

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C. In studies on mice, researchers found that the combination delayed tumor progression in multiple mouse models of colorectal cancer; in some…

10 crazy facts about sleep that you should know

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Sleep — it seems like the most natural and mundane of human activities, but it’s also one of the most fascinating. From why we sleep to how we dream, to what keeps us awake and the trends that have defined sleep over the centuries, there’s a lot we’ve learned about sleep … and a lot…

Travel

Germany only one of Greece’s big tourist markets on list of approved flights

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece announced on Friday that it would be opening its borders to tourists from 29 countries on June 15, although Germany is the only country from the list of the five key markets for Greece’s tourism sector, as the UK, Italy, France and the US continue to have high rates of coronavirus…

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Germany Some border crossings with neighbors Austria, Switzerland, and France began to open on May 16 under tightly controlled conditions, with June 15 set as the date to fully relax borders and restrictions on inter-EU travel. Germany also lifted its strict border controls with Luxembourg on the same day. A similar deal with Denmark has…

Cyprus to pay holiday costs of coronavirus infected tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Cyprus has pledged to cover the holiday costs of anyone who tests positive for the virus after travelling there. In a letter made public on Wednesday, the government said it would pay for accommodation, medicine and food for patients and their families. Tourists “will only need to bear the cost of their…

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: With news that many countries in Europe are reopening to tourism in time for summer, travelers with their sights set on Asia are anxiously awaiting word on when they’ll be given the green light to visit their favorite destination. As of now, those with Thailand in mind will need to wait at…

Pre-travel tests of little use against virus spread

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Border closures do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the European Union’s public health agency said, as EU states weigh lifting some travel restrictions imposed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said measures such as testing travellers before departure…

Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk CARIBBEAN: Seagulls are the only ones using the pool at a resort fringing one of Antigua’s most popular beaches. They have the place all to themselves, save for a solitary security guard surveying the empty terrace usually abuzz with families. Above, the bright blue sky is devoid of the aeroplanes ordinarily flitting back…

Articles

Minneapolis’s progressive image burns in its streets

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Adam Minter The last time that Minneapolis burned like this was July 1967. For three nights, dozens of buildings and businesses along Plymouth Avenue, a commercial strip on the city’s predominantly African-American North Side, were vandalized, looted and torched. Accounts differ as to what sparked the violence then. But there was no doubt about the…

Trump’s war on Huawei is self-defeating

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

George Koo When the US administration recently attempted to slam the door on Huawei, China’s leading telecommunication and most technology-loaded company, President Donald Trump and his China advisers broke what had until then been the gold standard in international collaboration – the world’s semiconductor industry. The US Department of Commerce recently announced that henceforth, any…

Altercation of 10th NFC Award, 18th Amendment and Article 160

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Haseeb Saeed In the fiscal year of 2020, when pandemic the COVID-19 is flogging the economy of country, at the same time Pakistan is also observing the commotion of tax distribution among federation and its four provinces. In Federal Divisible Pool (FDP), centre is planning to deduct 15% from provinces revenue shares. Provinces take this…

Beijing sees Trump’s hand and won’t fold

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

Pepe Escobar Stranger things have happened. Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in open warfare, the rule is that there are no rules anymore. So in…

London Mosque: is the alt-right hijacking the issue to inflame tensions?

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

Elis Gjevori A mosque proposal in the heart of London sparks controversy fuelled by fear-mongering. A proposed plan to convert a building at the heart of London’s famous Piccadilly Circus into a mosque, has resulted in objections – in particular from members of the far-right. News outlets such as Breitbart, known for their right-wing opinions,…

The Cummings row: Boris faces a grim choice

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

ENES GÜZEL While the U.K. suffers from one of the worst coronavirus death tolls in the world – losing more than 37,000 people to the virus – a controversial issue is currently inflaming spirits across the country. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a growing upheaval over his chief advisor Dominic Cummings – the latter having…

Editorial

Putting corona in ‘dam care list’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

The spike in in coronavirus infections and consequent increase in mortality rate of patients have compelled the government to declare wearing masks and gloves mandatory at crowded places, markets, shopping malls, public transport and air travel. However, people have so far not shown seriousness to observe the SOPs that federal and provincial governments have announced…

Revenue shortfall

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

A steep fall in the tax revenue collection has been witnessed over the past few months, which may be partially due to suspension of economic activities in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic’ These activities have now largely been restored. Federal Board of Revenue has missed the target of tax collection by Rs.103 billion in May,…

Promise of business friendly environment

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

In an interview with a news agency, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdual Razak Dawood said that the process of reforms would continue to further improve Pakistan’s ranking in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. He said that improvement by 20 points is expected, which will place the country…

Antiviral medicines

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

The management of Serle Pharmaceutical Company wants an emergency import of low price generic version of remdsivir—a broad spectrum anti-viral medicine for the treatment of Covid-19 patients– from a Bangladesh based manufacturer Beximco pharmaceutical. The drug has been given approval by the US Food and Drug Administration and health authorities in the UK and Japan.…

Floating foreign currency bonds

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

In the current fiscal year, floating of foreign exchange bearer bonds, having fairly long maturity period, was deferred, while giving preference to short term portfolio investment in T-bills on the advice of central bank. The flight of hot money because of the combined effect of interest rate cut and Covid-19 impact led to a realization…

Ill-preparedness or oblivion

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Federal Information Minister, Shibli Faraz said in a press conference that a locust attack has happened after 27 years and a locust control cell is being established to face this challenge. It is pertinent to mention that over the past five months all four provinces of the country had witnessed recurring locust infestations. After the…

Arts and Literature

Saudi Arabia with a rich history and home to archeological treasures

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Modern-day Saudi Arabia is home to several archeological treasures, evidence that this part of the world was once the cradle of ancient civilizations. Several cities that once thrived in this area lay in ruins away from people’s attention and, until a few decades ago, this part of the world was considered to…

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Authors: Lev Dynkin, Anthony Gould, Jay Hyman, Vadim Konstantinovsky and Bruce Phelps The practice of institutional bond portfolio management has changed markedly since the late 1980s in response to new financial instruments, investment methodologies, and improved analytics. Investors are looking for a more disciplined, quantitative approach to asset management. Here, 5 top authorities from a…

A remarkable & imaginative abstract artist

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The highly reputable and refined professional Indian painter Rahat Kazmi is making big waves through her abstract paintings. Rahat Kazmi was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India on September 4, 1984. Her father Abdul Nasir Khan is a government employee, working as a teacher. Meanwhile, her mother was always a housewife. Rahat…

A Course in Microeconomic Theory

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Author: David M. Kreps David M. Kreps has developed a text in microeconomics that is both challenging and “user-friendly.” The work is designed for the first-year graduate microeconomic theory course and is accessible to advanced undergraduates as well. Placing unusual emphasis on modern noncooperative game theory, it provides the student and instructor with a unified…

Haveli Nau Nihal finest preserved Sikh architecture

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan in general and Punjab in particular has a rich history of cultural heritage — the footprints of arts and architectures of Mughals, British and Sikhs are still visible in most parts of the province narrating tales of the bygone days. The walled city of Lahore speaks for almost every era expressing…

Reading Old Books by Peter Mack

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk In literary and cultural studies, “tradition” is a word everyone uses but few address critically. In Reading Old Books, Peter Mack offers a wide-ranging exploration of the creative power of literary tradition, from the middle ages to the 21st century, revealing in new ways how it helps writers and readers make new works…