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Will control coronavirus outbreak using available resources: PM hopes

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday hoped that the country would overcome the coronavirus outbreak using the available resources as the current trajectory of the growth in Pakistan was relatively slower than that of the western countries. “By the grace of Allah, Pakistan does not have the trajectory like other countries. We will overcome…

NAB arrests fake officer, hands over Police

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested a fraudster Arsalan,posing himself as NAB officer, on the allegations of collecting funds from people in the name of corona (relief fund) and handed over him to police for further legal action. According to a press release, NAB was strictly adhering to anti corruption policy of…

Hafeez commiserates death of British people in Covid-9 Pandemic

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh Thursday expressed his and the government’s commiseration with the British High Commissioner on the deaths of the people due to Corona Virus pandemic. The advisor was talking to British High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner, who called him here at the Finance…

Iran asks Riyadh to wake up to realities on the ground

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

TEHRAN (Agencies): The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has rejected recent anti-Iran claims by the Saudi-led coalition waging a war on Yemen, saying the military alliance cannot make up for its failures through playing a blame game and pointing the finger at others. Referring to the claims made by “the coalition of aggressors” in Yemen as…

Pompeo hints US could ease sanctions on Iran due to coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran and other countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted at a briefing to reporters in Washington on Tuesday. Asked if Washington might reconsider its position amid the pandemic, Pompeo replied: “Well, of course, we evaluate all of…

India’s far-right links Covid-19 outbreak to a Muslim congregation

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

NEW DELHI (Agencies): An Islamic missionary group in India’s capital New Delhi is facing a torrent of right-wing abuse after accusations that its recent congregation became the main carrier of the coronavirus. Many far-right groups were trending #CoronaJihad on Tuesday and pro-government news channels demanded action against Nizamuddin Markaz, a key institution for Muslim missionaries…

Global

Russian plane heads to US with aid supplies

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A Russian military plane carrying medical equipment has departed for the United States, the defense ministry in Moscow said Wednesday, as the Kremlin flexes its soft power amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Antonov-124, “with medical masks and medical equipment on board,” left for the US overnight, a statement said, without providing further…

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Coronavirus crisis is ‘like a war:’ IMF

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON (Agencies): The coronavirus pandemic crisis “feels like a war, and in many ways it is,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a blog post released on Wednesday. The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has increased its spread rapidly across the world. There are nearly 900,000 infections worldwide, with over 42,000 dead. Borders have…

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India’s far-right links Covid-19 outbreak to a Muslim congregation

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

NEW DELHI (Agencies): An Islamic missionary group in India’s capital New Delhi is facing a torrent of right-wing abuse after accusations that its recent congregation became the main carrier of the coronavirus. Many far-right groups were trending #CoronaJihad on Tuesday and pro-government news channels demanded action against Nizamuddin Markaz, a key institution for Muslim missionaries…

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Postcards from Wuhan: Residents tell world to stay strong

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk WUHAN: Life in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, is slowly returning to normal as the government relaxes a more than two-month-old lockdown that cut the city off from the world and kept most of its 11 million residents at home. Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, was once the…

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Putin takes coronavirus precautions

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin is taking precautions to protect himself against coronavirus, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, as Moscow authorities launched a smartphone app designed to track people who have been ordered to stay home because of the virus. Putin will hold a government meeting later on Wednesday by video conference, the Kremlin…

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Amid Europe’s lockdowns, no safety net for millions in underground economy

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk ROME/ATHENS: Bricklayer Salvatore La Barbera is worried that in a matter of days his family of four will run out of food and, with Italy locked down by coronavirus, there is no way he can earn money to buy more. “Working in the black market is impossible, because the police ask why you…

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Pakistan

Islamabad Kachi Abadies are becoming Petri dish for Corona virus

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: The novel pandemic coronavirus is hitting hard the world including Pakistan and on Thursday the national tally of the covid-19 patients hits 2,373 including 33 deaths and 62 confirmed cases reported in the federal capital Islamabad but thousands of residents of the Kachi Abadies are living under miserable condition having no proper…

ATC adjourns KKF money laundering case hearing till April 28

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday adjourned the hearing of a case pertaining to money laundering and anti-state activities by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London leader Altaf Husain and others till April 28. The ATC Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan adjourned the hearing without any further proceedings. The hearing in a…

Steps taken for return of stranded Pakistanis

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Federal ombudsman secretariat has taken cognizance for safe return of stranded Pakistanis from Turkey, Sudan and Tashqant. According to a press release issued here Thursday, the Ombudsman had advised the ministries of foreign affairs and overseas to appoint senior officers as focal persons for liaison with stranded Pakistanis for their help and assistance.…

Corona increases students, parents’ worries

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Coronavirus had multiplied the worries and troubles of parents regarding the education of their children at the start of new academic session. ”Due to lockdown and restricted movement, markets and bookstores are closed so children are facing great difficulty in completing the given assignments , parents are compelled to allow children play indoor…

Emergency declared in capital’s hospitals

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The health ministry on Wednesday directed the administrations of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Polyclinic, Federal General Hospital and CDA’s Capital Hospital to keep the doctors and paramedics ready for handling the situation arising out of COVID-19 outbreak. The health emergency was declared to deal with the threats posed by the…

IHC reserves verdict on petition filed to address public issues during lockdown

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved its verdict over maintainability of a plea filed for redressal of issues being faced by citizens due to lockdown in the wake of coronavirus. The verdict was reserved by Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah. Advocate Abdul Rehman filed the petition. The…

Afghanistan

How are Afghan families dealing with the lockdown?

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Four days have passed since the Afghan capital Kabul was put on lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But there are families in the city which have created special projects and ways of working at home during the quarantine. Mohammad Agha Zaki is a researcher in the field of cinema.…

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ICRC calls for action against COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: It will be nearly impossible to fight COVID-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. “Plans to prevent and respond to the virus must urgently move forward before it gains a…

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Ministry of Hajj: Amid COVID-19, pray at home

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs (MoHIA) on Tuesday issued a Fatwa (religious statement) saying that people should hold their prayers at home in the areas where movements are restricted due to the spread of COVID-19. The ministry says the congregational prayers, especially Friday and funeral prayers, have been temporarily halted…

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Govt, Taliban team meet in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The National Security Council of Afghanistan in a tweet said that a technical committee of the Peace Initial Contact Group (PICG) hosted a Taliban technical delegation in Kabul yesterday to “hold in-person discussion on matters related to prisoners release.” “The PICG technical committee and the Taliban delegation made progress on technical matters…

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Pompeo urges Taliban to reduce violence

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press conference on Tuesday urged the Taliban to reduce violence in Afghanistan. “They (Taliban) need to reduce violence…They have made real commitments about the level of violence, the nature of what will take place, what they will do as we proceed towards the path…

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8 killed in Helmand blast

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk HELMAND: At least eight civilians were killed and two others were wounded in a roadside mine blast in Helmand province on Wednesday, provincial police said. The incident happened in Nahr-e-Saraj district of the province after a vehicle struck a roadside mine, said Zaman Hamdard, a spokesman for the provincial police chief. “Women and…

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Business

Pakistan facing aggression from India; says PEW

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the country is facing water terrorism from India as part of the plan to destabilise Pakistan. The scarcity of water in rivers has pushed people to utilise groundwater which is depleting at a fast pace, it said. The politicians should immediately settle the disputes…

OGDCL injects five new oil, gas wells

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL) has injected five new oil and gas wells, producing 4,133 barrels crude oil and 891 mmcf gas, in its production gathering system during first quarter of the current fiscal year. “The company, being cognizant of the country’s increasing energy demand, added production of five newly operated…

FPCCI welcome interest of foreign investors in LNG

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: The FPCCI on Sunday welcomed the decision of the foreign investors to invest heavily in supplying the LNG to Pakistan and pour millions of dollars in the infrastructure. The interest of foreign investors proves transparency and success of the project which can be attributed to the efforts of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan…

Furniture sector can play vital role in economy

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Regional Chairman and  Vice President Manzoor ul Haq Malik Saturday said local furniture sector attached great importance to the national economy and could make a substantial contribution of billions of dollars export annually if the government properly patronizes it on priority for boosting…

Thar coal cheapest option in energy supply chain

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Businessmen Panel of the FPCCI on Saturday said Thar coal remains cheapest option for power generation in the energy supply chain. Commercial production of electricity from Thar coal will boost the share of coal in the energy mix from the current less than one percent to 24 percent within three years,…

Canada, Pakistan have great potential to forge partnership in IT, Agri sectors: Tariq

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2017

F.P. Report MONTREAL: “Pakistan has a strong industrial base of products, which are exported globally as well as in growing volume into Canada” said Tariq Azim Khan, High Commissioner of Pakistan, while visiting Trade Show and cultural event, organized by Pakistan Canada Business Chamber (PCBC), in coordination with the Consulate General of Pakistan, Montreal, at…

Sports

Shane Warne names Wasim Akram as skipper of his greatest Pakistan XI

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Former Australian spinner Shane Warne on Thursday picked his greatest Pakistan XI and named pacer Wasim Akram as its captain. The 50-year-old legendary leg-spinner picked the team during his Instagram Live session and chose only those players with whom he has played during his cricketing career. In the batting department, he named…

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MotoGP: French Grand Prix postponed

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

LE MANS (Agencies): The 2020 French Grand Prix in MotoGP has been postponed over coronavirus pandemic on Thursday. “Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the event at Le Mans has been postponed,” the MotoGP said on its website. It added that the SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France in city of Le Mans on May…

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Zalmi Foundation submits cheque of Rs10m to PM’s Corona Relief Fund

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Javed Afridi, Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi, presented a cheque of PKR 10 Million to Prime Minister Imran Khan at Prime Minister House Islamabad 200,000 surgical masks from Haier Group handed over to Pakistan Government Zalmi Foundation has submitted a cheque of PKR 10 Million in Corona Relief Fund of Prime Minister Imran…

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Wimbledon cancelled for the first time

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): The Wimbledon championships were cancelled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season. While the decision had looked inevitable for some time, since the virtual shutdown of world sport and the…

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Daniel Flynn announces retirement

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

WELLINGTON: (Agencies): Daniel Flynn, the former New Zealand and Northern Districts left-hand batsman, has called time on his 16-year-long career, at age 34. In an international career spanning a little over five years, Flynn played 24 Tests, 20 ODIs, and five T20Is, making a combined 1325 runs, including six half-centuries. He batted almost three hours…

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Club Brugge declared Belgian champions

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

BRUSSELS (Agencies): Club Brugge have been declared Belgian champions after the remainder of the country’s professional league season was cancelled on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brugge had a runaway 15 point lead at the top of the standings with one round of matches left to play before the start of the post-season playoffs,…

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Fashion & Movies

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson reflect on good fortune after surviving coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Tom Hanks was in Australia when he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, came down with coronavirus Top Hollywood actors Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson are back home in Los Angeles after two weeks in hospital and self-isolation in Australia where they contracted the coronavirus. “Hey, Folks… We’re home now…

From the Middle East to Europe, fashion houses join the fight against COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Since the outbreak of coronavirus at the end of 2019, international and regional companies, including Prada, Gucci and Sarah’s Bag, have all joined the fight against the infectious disease. Ana Khouri The Brazilian-Lebanese jeweler decided to create a sapphire version of her signature Mirian ring and donate 100% of the proceeds to…

Jennifer’s nuptial ceremony with Brad was not attended by her mother

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Jennifer Aniston has achieved excellence in her showbiz career. The actress is enjoying a dreamy life with her ever-shining beauty. She has plenty to be thankful for, but her personal history is more complex than it seems. Hollywood’s gorgeous and sought after actresses, in her memoir, revealed that she went through…

The Zay Initiative: The region’s first ‘fashion-history archive’

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: There is no question that what we wear tells a story: By understanding the history of our regional dress, we also gain an appreciation of our cultural heritage. That’s something Dubai-based author and founder of The Zay Initiative, Dr. Reem Tariq El-Mutwalli, has long recognized. She has been involved in art and…

Bob Dylan drops first original music in nearly a decade

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Bob Dylan surprised fans overnight into Friday by releasing his first original music in eight years, a 17-minute ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Backed by delicate piano, strings and muted drums, “Murder Most Foul” retells the shooting of the US president while describing the evolution of 1960s counterculture.…

Fox News slammed for talking hair, nails during pandemic

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A Fox News host sparked a firestorm of outrage Thursday by voicing concern over how women are going to get their hair and nails done during the coronavirus pandemic. Ainsley Earhardt was absolutely clear that she was talking about trivial everyday worries rather than the life-or-death issues which are of much larger…

Science & Technology

NFLP-Y launching its e-learning portal

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan in collaboration with National Institute of Banking & Finance (NIBAF) is implementing National Financial Literacy Program for Youth (NFLP-Y) to impart essential financial education to Pakistani youth and school going children for strengthening of their money management skills and enhance their understanding of financial matters. National Financial Literacy…

A popular, Low-Tech way to pass the time in quarantine: Puzzles

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk Millions of people are preoccupying themselves in coronavirus isolation with  various forms of technology, from Disney+ to DoorDash and FaceTime to Fortnite. But after a long day of distance learning or working from home, there’s only so many glowing pixels we can endure. That could explain why an old-school trade is seeing an…

Musk’s SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: NASA on Friday picked a new space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space station, a crucial building block to its plans to build a permanent post on the moon and mount future missions to Mars. SpaceX will get a portion of a…

Huawei unveils new photography-focused smartphones online

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, showed three smartphones in an online broadcast: the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, which have triple, quad…

Turn off the microwave to boost wifi signals

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: People should avoid using the microwave at the same time as they are making video calls, watching HD videos or doing something important online because the ovens can slow wifi signals, Britain’s media regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday. The tip was included in advice on improving broadband performance during the coronavirus pandemic,…

Telenor spreads awareness against COVID-19 pandemic

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Telenor Pakistan has yet again proved its role in being a socially responsible organization by spreading awareness of the preventive measures against this pandemic. Telenor Pakistan, being one of the leading Telecom operators in the country, has always been a front-runner in providing innovative solutions…

Health

Emergency declared in capital’s hospitals

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The health ministry on Wednesday directed the administrations of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Polyclinic, Federal General Hospital and CDA’s Capital Hospital to keep the doctors and paramedics ready for handling the situation arising out of COVID-19 outbreak. The health emergency was declared to deal with the threats posed by the…

COVID-19 inflection point for Pakistan: An online discussion on possible futures with or without COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The COVID-19 has put the entire world into an incubation, where players have been pushed to adopt digital platforms for doing business. Social distancing and lockdowns have forced into remote work (WFH) and pushed people into digital meetings. There is a surge in data consumption and new opportunities in the digital sphere.…

Stay Home, Stay Safe for the sake of humanity

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2020

Ali Sheikh It is neither about any particular political party, a peculiar province, city nor a country but about the survival of human race.Surfing through the social media, since the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic, I have noticed that a certain number of individuals are not sparing even little time to criticise the performance…

Coronavirus pandemic makes us realize importance of water

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Wadood Jan Do you ever wonder that why do we often keep staring at flowing water! Or even wonder that why do we love to listen to the tune of flowing or dripping water! Every time when a friend or children playing with water throw some sprinkles towards you and soon as the water touches…

Fear on front lines as hospital staff face threats

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk MANILA: Janitor Ritchie Estabillo was on his way to work when he was confronted by five men who poured bleach over his face, one of a growing number of hospital staff suffering abuse in the Philippines amid panic over coronavirus infections. His employer said Estabillo had been checked over and was unharmed but…

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women. And as cases skyrocket in the U.S. and Europe, it’s becoming more clear that…

Travel

Spanish hotels become medical bunkhouses in tourism meltdown

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk BARCELONA: Before the coronavirus pandemic besieged Europe, Kike Sarasola worried about whether he was building enough hotels to capitalize on the region’s long-running tourism boom. Such concerns have disappeared, along with the tourists. The only guests at three of his six boutique hotels in Madrid are doctors and nurses fighting the deadly disease.…

Olympics delay a blow for virus-hit Tokyo hotels

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk Tokyo: The shock postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has dealt a savage blow to Japan’s hotels and tourism industry, already reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many operators have seen bookings decimated by the virus and had been clinging to the hope that the Games would help them claw back…

Global tourism to fall up to 30% due to virus: UNWTO

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: The number of international tourist arrivals will fall by 20-30 percent in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, putting millions of jobs at risk, the World Tourism Organization said Friday. This revises sharply lower a forecast made earlier this month of a decline of just 1.0-3.0 percent. The drop in arrivals will…

Stormy year ahead for Japan’s tourism industry as Olympics postpone

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Now that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are postponed until next year, concerns are growing about whether small and midsize businesses in the tourism and service industries can weather the coronavirus shockwave until the events are held next year, economists and analysts say. With tourist traffic drying up and domestic consumption severely…

Turkish tourism workers exposed to Coronavirus ‘Tsunami’

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Hamza Aksoy was supposed to start waiting tables in Turkey’s Mediterranean tourist hub Antalya this month. But the hotel has not returned his calls since the coronavirus hit, leaving him like millions of others out of work with little protection. Turkey, where infections have surged to nearly 1,900 in two weeks, has…

Sealed borders leave migrants stranded in Moscow’s airports

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: For the past six days, Ayomuddin Kamolov has slept on the tiled floor of a Moscow airport, hoping to get a flight to his native Tajikistan. He is one of hundreds of Central Asian migrant workers stranded in the Russian capital’s airports after borders were sealed and flights grounded to contain the…

Articles

My Italian Covid-19 experience

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Francesca Mannocchi Reporting in conflict zones was no preparation for the calamity that has hit Italy in the form of a pandemic. I have been working for years as a journalist in conflict zones, in the Middle East and North Africa. And for years, I have been following the destiny of millions of people migrating…

We may be underestimating the coronavirus death toll

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Ferdinando Giugliano The Covid-19 epidemic is a fight with an invisible enemy. What’s also worrying is that we just don’t know how bad the disease really is. Many people wonder whether we’re overestimating its deadliness, since countries find it impossible to test those with few or no symptoms. The case fatality rate is the ratio…

The expert behind the Covid-19 shutdown was wrong on CJD and foot-and-mouth, and is probably wrong again now. But he’s not alone

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Rob Lyons It may beggar belief that the UK government took the advice of a professor who’s mes-sed up before. But let’s not forget that it’s our le-aders who chose to implement the measures causing long-term harm to our economy and society. In the UK government’s daily press conference on Covid-19 on Sunday, the deputy…

The coronavirus reveals another virus: white privilege

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Rokhaya Diallo Those with passport privilege are finding out what it feels like to have limited freedom of movement. “Senegal halts air traffic from several countries including France, Italy, Spain and Belgium” I had to read that headline twice before realising that it was indeed happening. Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, an African nation has…

What will 6 months of Covid-19 do to our society? Only certain thing is we’ll be in a state… and the state will be in control

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Norman Lewis Predicting the future is always notoriously difficult. The unprecedented response to the Covid-19 crisis means most bets are off on what may happen, apart from reinforcing the idea there is no alternative to state intervention. Albert Einstein famously quipped that he never thought about the future because it came soon enough. He might…

‘We’ are going to stay at home, Turkey is not!

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Nedret Ersanel There is important work to do. We have to follow through with them while simultaneously fighting the virus. One such situation took place on Friday last week. Syrian President Bashar Assad and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed held a telephone call. This was a first since 2011, when the Syrian crisis first…

Editorial

AG, the name of misery

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Accountant General Office Peshawar is popular among the provincial government employees for the non-professional attitude and brutal mannerism, especially victimization of teachers of Elementary and Secondary Education Department. The competent authority of Education Department submit the requisite Performa along with other relevant documents and supporting papers for the release of salaries upon the renewal of…

Low cost power generation

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

The World Bank has sanctioned an additional concessionary loan of $700 million for low cost electricity generation from renewable sources to provide it at affordable tariff to millions of consumers of different categories, the most feasible option that did not figure on the top in energy policy of previous governments. The additional financing will help…

PM Imran Khan, an apostle of humanity

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

While chairing meeting of the of federal cabinet, Prime Minister Imran Khan gave directives for accommodating Afghan Refugees in the distribution of relief goods to internally displaced citizens of Pakistan. Inclusion of Afghan Refugees in the Prime Minister’s relief package of Rs.200 billion is indicative of his commitment to convert Pakistan into a welfare state…

US, UK politicians can’t twist virus public opinion

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2020

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued to accuse China on Monday. With the push from Washington, some British officials have also begun complaining about so-called China’s disinformation campaign. In the meantime, queries on China have increased in Western media outlets’ reports. But this cannot represent the entire public opinion in the West. Criticism…

PM’s strategy against COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | April 1, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again did not approve total lockdown across the country as its fallouts outweighed merits regarding containing the spread of coronavirus infections. The number of infected cases has risen 1876 as new test positive persons have been reported from all four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. But it is…

Wandering wheat shortage

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Advisor to Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Ajmal Wazir has brushed aside the possibility of wheat flour shortages. He said that 190,000 tonnes of wheat stock is available in the provincial government warehouses and supply of wheat flour from Punjab is smoothly going on. He said that the availed stock is sufficient to cater to requirement…

Arts and Literature

Art out of control

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk It’s interesting how, as an author, I’m often at the mercy of my characters. On some occasions, they speak to me all night making me restless and keeping me awake. On a few others, they’re at a cold war with me, and no amount of pleading helps. Recently, I shared this thought with…

Calligraphy artist Wissam Shawkat seeks to break the mold after mastering classic styles

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: “If you continue practicing calligraphy in its traditional scripts, that’s a limitation by itself,” Iraqi artist Wissam Shawkat told Arab News while explaining the need to master the craft and then innovate to push Arabic calligraphy into the future. “I mean I am not against learning traditional scripts. I’ve been doing calligraphy…

The Cat: A Natural and Cultural History by Sarah Brown

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk Of all the domesticated species, cats have enjoyed the most complex relationship with people — one that still leads to arguments about whether you can truly call the cat asleep by your fire “tame.” The Cat is a comprehensive, richly illustrated exploration of the natural and cultural history of this much-loved pet. Chapters…

Healing as art: Marina Fokidis discusses Art Dubai’s online performance program

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: In these strange times, where it feels to many as if we have suddenly assumed the role of characters in a sci-fi film, fighting off an unknown assailant whose attacks are highly unpredictable and deadly, most would agree that we need to conjure up other modes of power. While the art world…

Art Dubai Residents: Nigerian artist Tonia Nneji wants women to know they aren’t alone

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Nigerian visual artist, photographer, art blogger and graffiti artist Tonia Nneji was one of six talents invited to take part in the Art Dubai Residents program, which will no longer exhibit physically due to the coronavirus pandemic. Color plays a central role in Nneji’s practice — a tool she embraces to imbue…

A new future for art fairs? Highlights from Art Dubai’s first digital program

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Back in February as the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) threatened the global art calendar, Art Basel Hong Kong was the first to go. Day by day, the art world watched as fair by fair was either postponed or cancelled. Frieze New York, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Milan’s Salonedel Mobile, Art…