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CEC Justice (retd) Sardar Raza to retire today

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Sardar Raza is retiring after completing his term of five years, on Thursday (today). According to details, the election body will get non-functional after the retirement of the CEC. On the other hand, the appointments of the ECP members from Sindh and Balochistan have not been…

ATC postpones verdict of PM Imran’s acquittal plea in PTV attack case

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad has postponed the announcement of its reserved verdict of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plea seeking acquittal in a case related to the 2014 attacks on Parliament House and Pakistan Television (PTV), on Thursday. According to reports, ATC judge Raja Javad Abbas remarked that several other persons had…

Special court to announce verdict of high treason case against Musharraf on Dec 17

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Special court has decided to announce the verdict of high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on December 17, on Thursday. As the hearing underway, the special court has clarified that the no extension will be given after this time. If anyone has any problem, he can consult the decision…

PTI led govt floats three names for CEC slot

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has floated three names for the Chief Election Commission (CEC) position as the incumbent Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan’s five-year term ends on December 6 (tomorrow). According to reports, the three names proposed for the slot include incumbent ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob, Abbas…

‘Digital Pakistan’ campaign to be inaugurated today

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday (today) will inaugurate ‘Digital Pakistan’ campaign. According to reports, the inauguration ceremony will be held at Prime Minister Office in Islamabad. Under the Digital Pakistan campaign correspondence between government departments, which was previously done on paper, will be made digital. The project will function under the…

Two killed in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor base shooting

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A US sailor fatally shot two people and wounded a third at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday before committing suicide, an official said. The two people killed were Department of Defense civilian employees, while a third civilian was wounded but “in stable condition at (an) area hospital,”…

Global

Wanted Indian guru resurfaces to announce new cosmic country with golden passports

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: An Indian guru facing rape and sexual abuse charges made headlines Wednesday after he emerged from hiding and announced the birth of a new cosmic country with its own cabinet and golden passports. Swami Nithyananda, a controversial self-styled godman with thousands of followers in southern India’s Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states,…

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Two killed in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor base shooting

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A US sailor fatally shot two people and wounded a third at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday before committing suicide, an official said. The two people killed were Department of Defense civilian employees, while a third civilian was wounded but “in stable condition at (an) area hospital,”…

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Washington must pay the price for legislation on Uighurs: Beijing

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

BEIJING (Agencies): In the wake of a move by the US House of Representatives to overwhelmingly pass legislation seeking sanctions against senior Chinese officials over the crackdown on mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, the government in Beijing has warned that a “price must be paid.” The legislation adds to tensions between the two superpowers just…

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Trump calls Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau ‘two-faced’

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau “two-faced” when asked by a reporter about Trudeau’s jokes apparently at his expense. “He’s two-faced,” said Trump, near the end of a two-day NATO summit in London, when asked about Trudeau’s private remarks a day earlier in an informal conversation with…

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Hindu fanatic, part of Babri Mosque demolition now builds mosques

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Consumed by hate against Muslims, Balbir Singh was part of the Hindu fanatic mob that demolished the 16th-century Babri Mosque in the Indian city of Ayodhya on Dec. 6, 1992. He was the first person to reach on top of the central dome, brandishing a hammer in his hand. After pulling…

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NATO says terrorism in all forms and manifestations remain ‘persistent threat’

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: NATO on Wednesday said “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations remains a persistent threat to us all.” The alliance reaffirmed “our solemn commitment as enshrined in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty that an attack against one Ally shall be considered an attack against us all,” referring to NATO’s founding document.…

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Pakistan

Twitter suspends Pakistani user’s accounts without assigning any reason

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The micro-blogging website, Twitter, has suspended many accounts of Pakistani users without assigning any reasons and prior notice. The spokesperson of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) reacted upon the action, saying that the latest step of the Twitter administration was taken against the principles of freedom of expression. The authority asked social media…

Appointment of ECP members deferred for one week

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Matter for appointment of members of the Election Commission has been deferred for one week. In-camera meeting of the parliamentary committee for appointment of members of the ECP was held in Islamabad on Wednesday with Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari in the chair. The committee decided to finalize the name…

SC directs AGP to submit review report on cases of detainees in internment centres

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) to submit review report on cases of detainees in internment centres and also sought details about the number of cases dismissed or sent to the courts. A five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

PM stresses upon utilization of govt’s owned properties

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday warned to initiate strict proceedings against those officers and responsible found creating hurdles in the proper identification of non-utilized government owned properties. The prime minister chairing a meeting over proper utilization of the different properties owned by the different ministries and the federal departments said in…

President appoints Justice Gulzar Ahmed as next CJP

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law and Justice has issued a notification for appointment of Justice Gulzar Ahmed as new Chief Justice of Pakistan after getting approval from the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi. According to a notification issued here Wednesday Justice Gulzar Ahmed has been appointed as CJP who will assumed charge…

Afghanistan

US envoy starts intra-Afghan talks

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: U.S. Special representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation is traveling to Afghanistan and Qatar for intra-Afghan negotiations, the State Department said Wednesday. Zalmay Khalilzad departed Tuesday and is currently in Afghanistan where he will meet government representatives and other Afghan leaders. The US envoy and Afghan leadership will “discuss how best to support accelerated…

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NATO supports Afghan peace talks: Stoltenberg

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: All NATO members are committed to fight terrorism, NATO’s secretary general said on Wednesday. “All Allies remain committed to the fight against ISIS and our training mission in Iraq and the training mission in Afghanistan,” Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference after the NATO leaders’ summit in London. He reiterated that an…

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Air raids caused heavy fatalities to Taliban

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

QALAT CITY (Agencies): As many as 23 fighters of Taliban group were killed and 29 others were wounded following recent air attacks carried out by Afghan air forces in Zabul province. According to reports, the anti-government militias have been gathered in Lali region, ShahJoy district of Zabul to organize a series of terrorist and destructive…

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Iconic Japanese aid worker killed in Jalalabad

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A Japanese aid worker was killed along with five Afghan colleagues in eastern Afghanistan in an armed attack on Tuesday, officials said on Wednesday. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, told Anadolu Agency the incident took place in the provincial capital Jalalabad city, as Tetsu Nakamura and his five…

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Pension law okayed for private sector employees

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs drafted regulation– with three chapters and 22 articles — about pensions for non-government institutions or the private sector. The ministry said in a statement that the document has been approved by the Presidential Palace and is in effect. The regulation is the first legislative document…

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Saffron yield increases by 15 per cent in Balkh

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk BALKH: Local officials of northern Balkh Province said that farmers harvested more than 140 kg of saffron in the province, which is a 15 percent increase from last year. ZabihullahZobin, an agricultural director in Balkh, said that farmers have planted saffron on 60 hectares of land, and have harvested 20 kg more than…

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Business

FBR sends notices to more than 2,000 people over ‘expensive gifts’

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sent notices to over 2,000 people who declared receiving expensive gifts in their wealth statements in the last fiscal year. FBR officials believe the untaxed ‘gifts’ could have been used to launder money and evade taxes. Sources in the FBR said that three people received gifts…

Apple ordered to pay $506 million to university in patent dispute

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): A US judge on Monday ordered Apple Inc to pay $506 million for infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing arm, more than doubling the damages initially imposed on Apple by a jury. US District Judge William Conley in Madison added $272 million to a $234 million jury…

Garments worth US$ 2.136 billion exported in previous FY

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Readymade garments exports from the country during previous financial year (2016-17) increased by 5.55 percent as compared the corresponding period of last financial year. During 12 months of financial year, 2016-17, about 34,785 thousand dozen of readymade garments worth US$ 2.316 billion exported as compared the exports of 32,775 thousand dozen valuing US$…

US venture capital’s digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

NEW YORK ( Reuters):  US venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge – some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don’t need their money. Only a few years ago, digital currency entrepreneurs, like other Silicon Valley peers, had…

Mobile phone import decline by 5.78%

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): The import of mobile phones during fiscal year 2016-17 fell by 5.78 per cent as compared to same period the previous year. Mobile phone imports during the period under review were recorded at $709.69 million against the import of $753.224 million in July-June (2015-16). According to latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics(PBS),…

Pakistan’s economy expected to subside: IMF

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

DUBAI (AFP): After a better than expected performance with five percent growth in 2016, the economies of countries in the Middle East and North Africa as well as Pakistan and Afghanistan will subside to just 2.6 percent growth this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday. Economic growth in the Middle East and North…

Sports

Javeria optimistic for Pakistan in upcoming ICC Women’s Championship ODIs

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Optimistic for Pakistan chances in the upcoming ICC Women’s Championship ODIs against England, former skipper Javeria Khan believes as a unit, the team was becoming stronger every day. Both teams would play three ODIs on December 9, 12 and 14 at the Kinrara Oval while the Twenty20s would take place on December…

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Sri Lanka appoint Mickey Arthur as head coach: source

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk Colombo: South African Mickey Arthur has been named Sri Lanka’s head coach, replacing Chandika Hathurusingha, who was stripped of his coaching responsibilities following a disappointing World Cup, an official source said Wednesday. The 51-year-old takes over ahead of the two-match Test series against Pakistan later this month, the official said, adding that a…

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Shinwari, Faheem sign with Melbourne Renegades

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk Melbourne: Defending champions Melbourne Renegades have signed Pakistan left-arm seamer Usman Shinwari and allrounder Faheem Ashraf for a chunk of the upcoming Big Bash League season. Shinwari will be available for the first five games, with England quick Harry Gurney replacing him for the remainder of the season, while new recruit Faheem will…

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Bob Willis, legendary England fast bowler, dies aged 70

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Bob Willis, the former England captain and fast bowler who will be forever synonymous with England’s 1981 Ashes victory, has died at the age of 70 after a short battle with thyroid cancer. Willis claimed 325 wickets in a 90-Test career that began on the Ashes tour in 1970-71. He retired in…

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Tiger Woods’ ‘aura’ has dimmed, says Presidents Cup rival Els

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk Sydney: Ernie Els on Wednesday said Tiger Woods has lost some of his aura but the skipper of the International team will not be under-estimating his superstar counterpart at the Presidents Cup next week. Woods is captaining and playing for the United States at the biennial matchplay showdown at Royal Melbourne, and one…

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The Frontier Post clinches trophy

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Frontier Post on Wednesday received the winning trophy in the First Rahimullah Yousafzai Table Tennis Championship. Bilal Shah Afridi was awarded trophy during a ceremony held at Peshawar Press Club (PPC). Bilal Shah Afridi of The Frontier Post last day had beaten Abdur Rehman of Samaa TV in the final match…

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Fashion & Movies

Akshay Kumar to present Bhumi Pednekar’s next film Durgavati

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhumi Pednekar has gradually become one of the most sought after actors in Bollywood. Right from her debut in Dum Lagake Haisa, the actress proved she’s anything but conventional. With films like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Bala, Stand Ki Aankh and now Pati Patni aur Woh, Bhumi is on her way to…

Shah Rukh Khan’s likely to be seen in comic action thriller

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The last time we saw Shah Rukh Khan on the big screen was for Aanand L Rai’s Zero. While there has been much speculation about the superstar’s next project, with several filmmakers’ in the mix, it seems like the Badshah of Bollywood has finalized one. On his 54th birthday, Shah Rukh Khan…

Aryana is in ‘fear of’ the Taliban’s return as Afghan peace talks resume

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Popular Afghan singer AryanaSayeed spoke as a Human Rights Defender thru ‘Music’ at the ‘NATO Engages’, a side event to NATO Leaders Meeting in London, expressing her concerns and fear of returning ‘The Taliban’ back in power. AryanaSayeed, welcomed the Afghanistan peace talks, but said is in ‘fear of’ women’s losing achievements…

Johnny Depp was threatened to be shot by Amber Heard’s father, reveals insider

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s fallout appears to be turning violent as the latest intel is leaving fans deeply concerned. As per the latest development in the case, The Blast has revealed that Johnny was given death threats by Amber’s father David Heard, as claimed by David Killackey who worked on…

Selena Gomez goes make-up free as she arrives in London

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: She reportedly suffered a ‘panic attack’ before taking the stage at the American Music Awards last week. And Selena Gomez kept a low-profile as she touched down at Heathrow Airport in London on Monday. The singer, 27, went make-up free as she toted a large white duffel bag with gold straps and…

John Abraham’s Attack gets a release date

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After the success of Batla House, John Abraham is a favourite when it comes to intense action thrillers. The actor, known for his macho looks and impeccable action films is all set to get back on the big screen and break a sweat next year with Attack. An action thriller by genre,…

Science & Technology

Twitter suspends Pakistani user’s accounts without assigning any reason

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The micro-blogging website, Twitter, has suspended many accounts of Pakistani users without assigning any reasons and prior notice. The spokesperson of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) reacted upon the action, saying that the latest step of the Twitter administration was taken against the principles of freedom of expression. The authority asked social media…

Two cargo freighters set for launch to space station this week

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: Fresh off a series of three complex spacewalks to repair a $2 billion cosmic ray detector, the International Space Station’s crew is set to receive two robotic resupply freighters in the next week after launches from Florida’s Space Coast and the steppes of Kazakhstan. A SpaceX Dragon supply ship and Russian Progress…

Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to provide clarity on its data protection efforts, the company said on Monday. The changes, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will comply with the…

China due to introduce face scans for mobile users

By The Frontier Post | December 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of the country’s hundreds of millions of internet users. The regulation, announced in September, was due to come into effect on Sunday. The government says it wants…

Researchers develop E. coli strain that ‘eats’ carbon-dioxide

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2019

Monitoring Desk While you’re stuffing turkey leftovers in your belly, the last thing you want to think about is E. coli. But spare a thought for the bacterium, it’s not always here to harm you (and it needs to eat, too). According to a new paper published in Cell, scientists have developed a strain of…

Indonesian children suffering from gadget addiction

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2019

Monitoring Desk BOGOR: Indonesian children are suffering from mental disorders due to an addiction to mobile devices. The number of such cases accounted for 25% of all pediatric patients at one hospital in the city of Bogor in West Java province. This was revealed by Dr. Ira SavitriTanjung, a specialist in psychology, as well as…

Health

Two new Polio cases reported from KP

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The National Institute of Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has Wednesday notified two more polio affected children from Lakki Marwat and D.I. Khan districts taking the total case count to 68 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the current year so far. According to the details, one wild polio virus has been isolated from stool sample…

Men who smoke marijuana daily may be more likely to get testicular cancer

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk There’s new evidence that a daily marijuana-smoking habit could increase your risk of testicular cancer. A study published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open found that men who smoked one marijuana cigarette, or joint, daily for 10 years or more had an estimated 36% increased risk of developing testicular cancer compared with men who…

Ultrasound Treatment Might Ease Parkinson’s Tremors

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Ultrasound may provide lasting relief from the involuntary muscle movements that are so debilitating to people with Parkinson’s disease and another condition called “essential tremor,” a small study concludes. The treatment is still scarce, but it appears to deliver significant and lasting tremor relief, Italian researchers report. It’s called “focused ultrasound.” Though…

Health warnings on each cigarette may help reduce smoking

By The Frontier Post | December 2, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, said a new research. For the study published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory, the researchers examined smokers’ perceptions of the warning ‘Smoking kills’ on individual cigarettes – as opposed to the message only appearing on packs.…

Frontier Corps held free medical camp

By The Frontier Post | December 2, 2019

F.P. Report ZHOB: Frontier Corps Balochistan (Zhob Militia) held a day-long free medical camp in mountainous area Manzaki – close to Pak-Afghan border area here. As a goodwill gesture to provide health services to poor and marginalized communities at their doorstep, Zhob Militia set up a free medical camp in remote Manzaki Qamar Din area…

Zimbabwe’s unsung hero fights HIV/AIDS

By The Frontier Post | December 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk EPWORTH: Benson Hungwe, 32, has dedicated his life to helping patients suffering from HIV and AIDS in the Zimbabwean capital. The alleys of Epworth, a slum settlement east of Harare, echo with stories of people who are too poor to seek treatment for the disease they have contracted. Hungwe for much of his…

Travel

The most visited cities in the world 2019

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Hong Kong has been beset by political unrest and protests in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped it from being named the most visited destination in the world this year. According to UK-based market research company Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations 2019 report, the Asian metropolis will clock up 26 million international…

Ireland plans to grow overseas visitor numbers to 12 mln by 2022

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBLIN: Tourism Ireland announced on Monday that it plans to grow the number of overseas visitors to the island of Ireland to 12 million by the year 2022. Meanwhile, it also hopes to increase its overseas tourism revenue to 6.54 billion euros (about 7.25 billion U.S. dollars) within the next three years. The…

Singapore tourist numbers reach all-time high

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: It’s almost like a sequel to “Crazy Rich Asians.” A year after the movie — set in Singapore — helped drive a record number of visitors to the city-state, the tourists are back again in full force, pushing arrivals to a new high in the third quarter. About 5 million travellers came…

Flight from Tel Aviv causes London panic as scrambled jets set off sonic boom

By The Frontier Post | December 2, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): A Boeing 767 plane flying from Israel to the United States went unresponsive over the United Kingdom early Sunday, causing Royal Air Force jets to be scrambled towards it and setting off a sonic boom that sounded throughout London. The retired El Al plane, which according to the Ynet news site had been…

Malaysian tourism records growth, but hotels are still empty

By The Frontier Post | November 30, 2019

Monitoring Desk KUALA LUMPUR: Fresh off recent announcement of positive international tourist arrival growth, the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has revealed that hotels in the country are registering lower occupancy. An internal hotel occupancy survey recorded a drop of -4.71% to 60.8% for the first nine months of the year compared to the same…

Tourism and leisure industry private equity deals in Q3 2019 total $7.72bn globally

By The Frontier Post | November 29, 2019

Monitoring Desk Total tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q3 2019 worth $7.72bn were announced globally, according to Global Data’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 14.2% over the previous quarter and a rise of 104.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $3.77bn. Comparing deals value in…

Articles

How Kashmiris are denied their humanity. Alive or dead.

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Helene Sejlert To understand the presence, we need to look at the past. Kashmir is under a communication blackout since 122 days, but a glance at the decades before is essential to understand what’s going on today. 2018 was the deadliest year in a decade and the Valley witnessed daily atrocities. This is just one…

‘Too early to be happy’: Iraq’s fate hangs in balance after PM’s exit

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Bilge Nesibe Kotan Iraqi protesters are concerned whether Prime Minister Mahdi’s replacement will be acceptable to the nation, while experts warn that any bold moves by Iran could lead to further bloodshed or worse. When angry Iraqi protesters took to the streets in early October, they had one clear demand: the complete change of the…

Dystopian demands reign in Georgian streets, or isit something worse?

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Maria Beat Engulfed until recently in building its pro-Western orientation and economic prosperity, Georgia is preoccupied these days with cooling domestic unrest. Emotions and tension are running high and developments have been hectic, while the country’s government continues to try to restore order. Protesters demand it abolish an obsolete electoral system and switch to a…

Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Dexter Filkins On August 11th, two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent soldiers in to pacify the Indian state of Kashmir, a reporter appeared on the news channel Republic TV, riding a motor scooter through the city of Srinagar. She was there to assure viewers that, whatever else they might be hearing, the situation…

India’s crumbling Kashmir narrative

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Iqbal Khan Indian consul general in United States, SandeepChakravorty, has called for adopting ‘Israeli model’ in Kashmir. “It has happened in the Middle East. If the Israeli people can do it, we can also do it”. Both India and Israel have been using the bogey of Islamic terror to justify their security policies. He told…

Clock ticking against Iran

By The Frontier Post | December 2, 2019

Murat Aslan Protesters took to the streets of Iran on Nov. 15 after oil prices soared by as much as 50%. Oil prices remained unchanged despite regular yearly inflation rates of as high as 10-30%. Though subsidies were needed, the budget balance saw considerable deficits due to the direct financial transfers. Public debt became unsustainable,…

Editorial

Ranking on climate risk index

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

The think tank, German watch has ranked Pakistan as 5th most vulnerable country to climate change impact in its report for 2020. In a similar report last year, the country was slotted 7th most vulnerable country on Global Risk Index. The recent evaluation has quantified cumulative human losses of about 10000 lives and economic losses…

Candid views

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Governor State Bank Reza Baqir on Tuesday gave an objective assessment of the impact of rising inflation and multiple regressive indirect taxes on the life of common man. He said that surging inflation and non-progressive taxation has compounded the woes of people. According to him, the fiscal measures which have been taken for the stabilization…

China-Russia natural gas pipeline a great success

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

The China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline officially begins service on Monday. This is a major event in the promoted economic cooperation between Beijing and Moscow and diversifies Russia’s energy exports as well as China’s energy imports. It is an achievement of the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era in the economic…

Reviving good governance

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Prime Minister Imran khan met the newly promoted federal secretaries and urged the top bureaucracy to extend unflinching support to the political leadership in reviving good governance.  He eulogized the selfless services of civil servants of the decade of 1960 who had set glorious traditions of good governance by implementing the vision of ruling leadership…

Keeping government under pressure

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Although the first phase of opposition protest in the shape of Azadi March has lost its steam yet they want to keep the PTI government under pressure. The united opposition is holding a joint public meeting under the arrangement of JUI (F) on December 8. Addressing a press conference at Quetta, Maulana Fazalu Rehman claimed…

Narrowing trade gap

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

The trade deficit on merchandise accounts continues to steadily fall. The export of goods showed 9.6 percent increase and imports recorded 17.5 percent decline in the month of November. The trade balance for this this month reflects increase in exports by $2.02 billion and drop in imports to $3.815 billion. The cumulative foreign trade balance…

Arts and Literature

Pashto Day commemorated at ICU

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Literary and Debating Society of the Islamia College University commemorated the annual Pashto Day at the Khyber Union Hall on Wednesday. Ibrahim Khan Shubnam presided over the literary session while Muhammad Hanif Qais was chief guest on the occasion. Haji Muhammad Amin Durshakhela, Haji Muhammad Amin Ashari, Sadiq Zaman Sadiq…

Book fair in Govt Degree College held

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: To promote reading habit and to enhance book culture, a day long book fair was held here in government degree college, Landi Kotal on Tuesday. The activity was organized under the banner of National Book Foundation and hundreds of thousands books of various publishers on different topics including Religion, Hadith, Serat,…

OUP announces regional winners

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Oxford University Press, the world’s largest university press, today announced the names of winners of Oxford Big Read Asia, an annual reading and writing campaign for primary and secondary students. From Pakistan, Hasan Adil who studies in class 8 at Siddeeq Public School, Islamabad, won the Special Commendation prize in the Level…

Three-day book fair kicks off at AUP

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.R. Report PESHAWAR: The three-day 9th annual book fair, organized by the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), University Campus, has kicked off here at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar (AUP). As many as fifty national as well as international book stalls have been set up at the university’s library lawn which were offering books on fifty percent…

A literary man in a political situation

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHARJAH: On 27 November 1885, Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist and the inventor of the highly explosive substance known as dynamite, dedicated the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, to be awarded each year after his death, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Since 1901,…

IJT photos exhibition shows Indian atrocities in IoK

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday organized a photo exhibition at the Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Chowk to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The exhibition, portraying the Indian forces atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris, attracted a large number of students including senior faculty members. Director Area Study…