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PM warns world to take notice of India’s ultranationalist ideology based on Nazism

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the world to take notice of India’s ultranationalist ideology based on Nazism, otherwise things will go far worse. Addressing two-day Refugee Summit Islamabad on 40 years of hosting Afghan refugees in Pakistan, on Monday, he said if this ideology is not checked, this will lead to…

Seven martyred, 19 injured in Quetta suicide blast

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report QUETTA: At least seven persons, including three security personnel, were martyred and 19 others received injuries in a suicide blast near the Quetta Press Club here on Shahra-e-Iqbal Road Monday. Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema, while talking to media, said a young suicide bomber tried to join a rally brought…

British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to an accompanying aide. A Labour Party Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams, who chairs a parliamentary group focused on occupied Kashmir, was unable to clear customs after the Indian visa she presented…

UN Chief meets COAS, stresses need for implementing UN resolutions on Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The General Secretary of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres met the Chief of the Armed Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi on Monday. Matters pertaining to regional security and mutual interests came under discussion during the meeting while the Kashmir dispute and the Afghan peace process…

German terror cell planned attacks on mosques

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

BERLIN (AA): A far-right terror cell planned attacks on six mosques across Germany but was dismantled by the police last week following a tip from an informant, local media reported on Monday. The group’s leading figure Werner S. made concrete plans to attack politicians, refugees, and Muslims to provoke a civil-war-like situation in the country,…

Interior minister confirms Ehsanullah Ehsan’s escape

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ijaz Shah confirmed on Monday the escape of former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan from the custody of Pakistan security agencies but stressed that the government was doing “a lot” on this matter. Shah’s statement, during an informal media talk outside the Parliament House, is the first time the…

Global

US Democrats secretly met Iranian top diplomat: Report

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Vakkas Dogantekin TEHRAN: A group of Democratic senators led by Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut secretly met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Germany during the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, according to U.S.-based news outlet The Federalist. Penned on Monday by senior editor Mollie Hemingway, whose tweets are occasionally retweeted by U.S. President…

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Russian airstrikes target 2 hospitals in Syria’s Aleppo

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

ALEPPO, Syria (AA): Russian warplanes struck two hospitals, as well as residential areas, in Syria’s northern Aleppo province, an official said on Monday. According to Syria Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, airstrikes hit the hospitals in the northern town of Darat Izza near the Turkish border, wounding civilians and forcing the medical…

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French parliament begins debating pension reform bill

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

PARIS (AA): The French National Assembly on Monday began debating a controversial pension reform bill that has fueled months of ongoing strikes in the capital and throughout France. A “dead day” had been proposed on Feb. 17 for all forms of transport nationwide, called by unions which are active in multiple strikes since Dec. 5.…

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French health minister resigns, enters Paris mayor race

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

PARIS (AA): In a dramatic turn of events, France’s Solidarity and Health Minister Agnes Buzyn stepped down from her post to run for the Paris mayor. She announced her resignation on Sunday and confirmed her candidacy for next month’s mayoral elections on a ticket of President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La Republique En Marche (LREM). She…

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In Fidel’s Cuba Evo Morales finds medical help

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

ANKARA (AA): Bolivia’s former leader Evo Morales said he is returning to Argentina from Cuba, where he received medical treatment. “I want to tell you that I feel very well, I am still in Cuba, but today is my return trip to the Republic of Argentina,” Morales on Sunday told Bolivia’s Radio Kawaschun Coca, according…

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China virus toll jumps to 1,770: govt

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

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Pakistan

Man who last saw missing SSP claims he murdered ex-AAG over business rivalry

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Missing Lahore Senior Superintendant Police (SSP) Mufakhar Adeel’s friend, who was the one who saw him last, said on Monday that he murdered former Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Shahbaz Tatla over business rivalry. The News had reported that Adeel, who is Battalion Commander-I at the Punjab Constabulary in Lahore, and his friend,…

LHC rejects govt plea to cancel Capt Safdar’s bail

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday turned down a petition of Punjab government seeking cancellation of the bail of retired Capt Safdar Awan in a hate speech case. Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed Khan while hearing the government petition declared it non-maintainable. Deputy Prosecutor General sought adjournment of the case hearing for…

Pak will continue to play its role in Afghan peace process: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that Pakistan will continue to play its positive role in Afghan peace process. According to details, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad to discuss bilateral relations, Afghan peace process and other important issues. On this occasion, FM Qureshi said…

Senate passes resolution against flour crisis

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senate has passed a resolution against recent flour crisis in the country. Opposition staged a walk out in protest against nonsubmission of FIA report on flour crisis. According to the resolution, recent flour crisis revealed government’s non-serious attitude, incompetence and inability to provide relief to the masses. Opposition staged a walk out…

Pakistan will resume work on pipeline after Iran sanctions are lifted: SC told

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that Iran has completed work on its portion of the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project whereas Pakistan would resume work upon the lifting of sanctions on Iran. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice…

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

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

Afghanistan

Taliban deputy says deal to be signed by ‘end of this month’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The US-Taliban agreement – which has been finalized in principle – will be “signed by both sides at the end of February,” the deputy leader of the group, Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi, said in a recorded 3-minute interview published on a pro-Taliban website, nunn.asia, on Monday. Hanafi said that the US-Taliban talks…

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Peace agreement between US and Taliban ‘finalized’: Abdullah

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at the Council of Ministers on Monday said that the peace agreement between the Taliban and US has been “finalized.” “The agreement between the Taliban and US has been finalized and the signing of the agreement is based on the reduction in violence over seven-days and then it…

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‘Millions’ of Afghans returning from Iran and Pakistan: Danish

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Mohammad Sarwar Danish, the second vice president, at a conference on Afghan refugees in Islamabad on Monday said that millions of Afghans have returned home over the past five years from Pakistan and Iran. “Pakistan during that time (during the war in Afghanistan) was a haven for the Afghans,” Danish said, adding…

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Major parties warn over ‘rigged’ polls results

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah – who is a leading candidate after President Ghani, according to preliminary results of presidential elections – said he will not accept the results that are not transparent and are not “legitimate.” A similar comment was expressed in a statement by presidential candidate Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s office on Monday…

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‘Five army soldiers killed’ in Kunduz attack: MoD

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

KUNDUZ (TOLO News): At least five soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on a security checkpoint in northern Kunduz province on Sunday night, the Ministry of Defense said on Monday. The Taliban attacked a security checkpoint outside of Kunduz city and the clashes continued until 4:30 am Monday morning, local officials said. However, local…

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Hekmatyar warns against attempts to harm peace

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

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Business

Pakistan’s export to Japan has decreased: SBI chief

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s exports to Japan has decreased to some extent which we want to increase, however, Japanese Consul General’s (CG) cooperation in this regard is needed. Japanese investors are aware of investment opportunities in Pakistan, and they feel comfortable in our country. This was stated by Chairperson Sindh Board of Investment (SBI), Ms…

President SCCI for promotion of trade between Pakistan-Iran

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Zahidullah Shinwari has stressed the need for removing hindrances in promotion of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Iran. In order to achieve this goal, President SCCI suggested for establishment of Pak-Iran Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He expressed these views during visit of…

Visit of Indonesian President to strengthen trade relations, says SAARC Chamber

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: SAARC Chamber of Commerce Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik Wednesday said forthcoming 2-day state visit of Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Pakistan will open new vistas of opportunities to further cement bilateral relationship especially in economic sector and enhance the existing trade volume between both Muslim brothers’ countries. In a statement issue…

Dollar drops as US talks currency down

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2018

LONDON (APP): The dollar retreated against major rivals on Wednesday, with the euro reaching a three-year high, as US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly told reporters in Davos that a weaker dollar was good for the US economy. The dollar was already being weighed down by US President Donald Trump’s move to slap stinging tariffs…

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2018

KARACHI (APP): Six ships APL Charleston, CMA CGM Nerval, Northern Monument, Royal Jade, UMM Addalkh and Fraiha carrying Containers, 14,349 tonnes Steel Coil, 27,500 tonnes Palm Kernel and 143,336 m3 LNG were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal and Engro Elengy Terminal respectively on Tuesday. Meanwhile, two more ships Santy and…

Iran keen to promote agri trade with Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Iranian entrepreneurs of West Azerbaijan Province of Iran led by Behnam Tajodinni, Head of the Agriculture Commission of the Urmia Chamber of Commerce & Industry visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and showed keen interest to develop strong trade relations with Pakistan in agriculture products. Speaking at the…

Sports

Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 71 runs in practice match

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 71 runs in the HBL PSL practice match at Moin Khan Cricket Academy Karachi. Batting first, Peshawar Zalmi set a target of 265 runs for the loss of just one wicket for Quetta Gladiators. Kamran Akmal and Imam Haq scored 62 and 62 while young Haider…

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350 artists to perform at PSL opening ceremony

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

LAHORE (APP): As many as 350 artists will perform in the opening ceremony of the HBL PSL 2020, which will be held on February 20 at Karachi’s National Stadium. The metropolitan city is expected to be set alight as artists from different music genres – Sufi, pop, rock, bhangra and folk – will come together…

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FIH Hockey Junior World Cup in 2021

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The next Women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup would be held in Potchefstroom, South Africa, at the end of end of 2021. According to International Hockey Federation (FIH), the dates for the tournament would be determined later. It was the first time that the African continent would organize the pinnacle of junior hockey,…

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Du Plessis quits as South Africa skipper

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): Faf du Plessis announced on Monday that he was stepping down as South Africa’s cricket captain with immediate effect. Du Plessis, 35, said he needed to take “a step back” from the captaincy in order to help the emergence of the next generation of leaders under Quinton de Kock. De Kock led the…

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Guardiola to stick with City despite ban: reports

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Pep Guardiola has told friends he is going to remain as manager of Manchester City even if the appeal against their two-year European football ban is rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), according to media reports on Monday. The 49-year-old Spaniard is said by The Times to have told both…

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Southern beat England’s MCC by 9 wickets

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

LAHORE (APP): A quickfire 64 from Ali Imran and two wickets apiece from Mubasir Khan and Munir Riaz helped Northern to a nine-run win over Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) here on Monday at Aitchison College ground. After being put into bat, Northern, the domestic T20 champions, scored 152 for five in 20 overs. Opening batsman…

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Fashion & Movies

350 artists to perform at PSL opening ceremony

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

LAHORE (APP): As many as 350 artists will perform in the opening ceremony of the HBL PSL 2020, which will be held on February 20 at Karachi’s National Stadium. The metropolitan city is expected to be set alight as artists from different music genres – Sufi, pop, rock, bhangra and folk – will come together…

Unchained melody: Traditional music revived as security improves

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

Venice Carnival starts with ‘traditional flight of the angel’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

TV star Flack under pressure from ‘show trial’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

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

Science & Technology

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

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

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

Punjab govt bans sharing of official documents on WhatsApp

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

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

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

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

Four things you might not know about your digital afterlife

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

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

Health

Anti-polio drive kicks off across the country

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

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

Provincial government vows to eradicate polio

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

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

Can flat head syndrome in babies be avoided?

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

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

Some car seats could endanger health over time

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

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

WHO chief urges countries to battle against coronavirus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

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

Travel

Flight of fancy? Aviation industry tries to go green

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

Fraport to speed passengers through two Brazilian airports

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

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

China virus shakes Asian tourism

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

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

Coronavirus fears dampen Dubai’s peak tourist season

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2020

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

Articles

Trump’s Afghanization policy

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

Is the GCC still fit for purpose?

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

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

Is Islamophobia on the rise in the UK?

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

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

Ideological prejudice spreads virus in another form

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

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

Saudis follow Iran’s 1994 somersault on Kashmir at OIC

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

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

Editorial

Victimising medical fraternity

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

PM vision of Pakistan’s future

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

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

Polio eradication

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

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

Agitating non-issues

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

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

Skill development

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

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

Real Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

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

Arts and Literature

How calligraphy became an integral part of Arab identity

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

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

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

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

Successful Aging by Daniel J. Levitin

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

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

The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

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

Never Enough by Judith Grisel

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2020

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

3-day Urdu stage drama festival today

By The Frontier Post | February 10, 2020

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