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Pak rebuffs officially inspired Indian media reports over Kabul attack

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday strongly rejected the officially-inspired reports in the Indian media, seeking to link Pakistan with the terrorist attack on a Gurdawara in Kabul on March 25, as “highly mischievous and condemnable” attempt. A press release of the Foreign Office spokesperson said as for the…

‘Every citizen counts as nation striving to contain COVID-19’

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday said every citizen of the country was important as the nation was striving to contain the pandemic of Corona virus or COVID-19. Presiding over the 231st Corps Commanders’ Conference here, the COAS said: “Being a nation with vibrant youth and resilient people…

Firdous: PM assures steps to protect growers

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government will take strict action against those involved in artificial crisis of wheat and sugar after release of Inquiry commission’s report on 25th of this month. This was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Mister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan while briefing to newsmen about Federal Cabinet’s…

PM Imran speaks to Turkish President

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to work together and reinforce each other’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19. An agreement to his effect reached during a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkesh President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday. The Prime Minister offered condolences to the people and the Government…

Balochistan doctors provided PPEs

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Babar Iftikhar Tuesday said emergency supplies of medical equipments including personal protective equipments (PPEs) were being dispatched to Quetta on the directives of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to help medical staff fight coronavirus (COVID-19) effectively in Balochistan.…

Chinese, Pakistani armies hold video conference

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

BEIJING (APP): The Chinese and Pakistani armies held a video conference on the sharing of experience in the prevention and control of pneumonia caused by coronavirus, according to Chinese Ministry of Defence here on Tuesday. Around 20 health offic-ials and experts of the two militaries in clinical, testing, prevention and control related fields attended the…

Global

Putin orders bonuses for Russia virus medics

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced bonuses to health care workers on “the frontline” of the country’s fight against the coronavirus. Putin included the payments among several new measures to support Russians during the epidemic after health officials reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases. The president urged the public to…

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Children vulnerable to abuse, violence, UN experts warn

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk UNITED NATIONS: UN human rights experts have appealed to States to boost child protection measures for safeguarding the welfare of millions of children worldwide who may be more exposed to violence, sale, trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation during the coronavirus pandemic. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of…

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Sanders suspends presidential campaign

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to become US president. The development clears the way for former vice-president Joe Biden to become the Democratic party’s nominee. Mr Sanders, 78, told his campaign staff about his decision on a conference call on Wednesday before addressing his supporters online. A self-described Democratic socialist,…

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Airlines asked to refund flights cancelled because of coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Airlines must reimburse customers for flights cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union transport chief said on Wednesday, rejecting calls by carriers to relax EU rules and allow an EU-wide waiver of refund obligations. EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean also said the parameters could be changed for compliance with a…

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George Pell: Man who accused cardinal says ‘case doesn’t define me’

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: The Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of child sexual abuse says he accepts a court’s decision to overturn the cleric’s conviction. Cardinal Pell was freed from jail on Tuesday after Australia’s top court ruled he had not been proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. In 2018, a jury convicted him of…

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UK PM condition improving as he fights COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday as Johnson remained in intensive care battling COVID-19. Johnson, who tested positive nearly two weeks ago, was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital on…

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Pakistan

Measures help contain spread of pandemic in AJK

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has said that timely preventive measures adopted by the state government had contained the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the Azad territory, but our brethren on the other side of the Line of Control face two plagues i.e. Indian imperialism and Covid-19…

SHC issues notices on petition seeking release of Aafia Siddiqui

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) here Wednesday heard the constitutional petition of the sister of Aafia Siddiqui, leader of Aafia Movement Pakistan and noted neuro physician Dr Fowzia Siddiqui and issued notices to the federation of Pakistan through Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Principal Secretary Prime Minister House; Ministries of Interior Affairs and Human…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Paragon City case adjourned till April 21

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of Paragon City case against former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique till April 21. The court summoned approver Qaisar Amin Butt for recording his statement on the next date of hearing. Accountability Court Judge Syed Jawadul Hassan conducted the…

4 deaths reported across the country from covid-19

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: The fast-spreading deadly coronavirus in the country have stalled life in the whole country and on Wednesday 208 new confirmed cases of the virus reported and the tally of the infections reached to 4,183 with 4 new deaths reported according to the statistics shared by the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS).…

Residents of Dir quarantined villages seek early relief packages

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: Residents of the two Dir quarantined villages at Talash on Wednesday complained about delay in provision of relief packages to poor deserving people. Talking to this scribe, social activist Abdul Wakil, PPP activist Muhammad Wahab Swati and Haji Sher Hassan said that Ziarat Bukhari and Madinabad villages in Talash were quarantined and…

Afghanistan

41 health workers test positive for Coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

HERAT (TOLOnews): Local officials have reported a surge in the number of positive cases of the coronavirus among health workers in the western province of Herat, which lies on the border with Iran and has the highest number of COVID-19 patients. The province has three health facilities for COVID-19 patients. Two of them have been…

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Taliban halting talks with govt over prisoner release

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Taliban’s spokesman Suhail Shaheen tweeted on Tuesday that the “technical team will not participate in fruitless meetings with relevant sides starting from tomorrow.” “We sent a technical team of the prisoner’s commission to Kabul for verification and identification of our prisoners as release of prisoners was to start as per the signed…

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House visits raise Afghan COVID-19 awareness

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Ministry of Public Health is seeking to raise awareness about the coronavirus with traditional media, social media, messages from religious leaders, and also health workers who go door-to-door, according to officials. “Along with seeking religious scholars’ help, we have used the polio vaccination volunteers, whose number is 30,000. We have community health…

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Coronavirus outbreak fears in Afghanistan amid influx from Iran

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (AP): Mahdi Noori, a young Afghan refugee in Iran, was left jobless when the factory where he worked cutting stone was shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak. He had no money, was afraid of contracting the virus, and had no options. So he headed home. He joined a large migration of some 200,000…

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Impact of COVID19 on Afghan Economy

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (Khaama Press): With the rapid outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since the last quarter of 2019, the world economy has begun to experience a historical economic disruption. The COVID-19 death toll has so far been more than 60,000 globally. A total of more than one million confirmed cases, of which 246,000 are confirmed to…

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Armed oppositions killed

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KUNAR (Agencies): Three armed oppositions were killed by ASF conflict in Kunar and four others have been injured. The clash occurred while a group of Taliban storm on a convoy of security troops in Dangam District. Three armed oppositions were killed and four others have been wounded. According to another report, police of Kunar with…

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Business

Overseas investment reaches record high

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

F.P. Report SEOUL: South Korea’s overseas investment funds have attracted a record amount of money this year as investors are searching for higher returns abroad amid low interest rates at home, data showed Sunday. The combined net worth of overseas funds came to 107.69 trillion won (US $ 98.79 billion) as of the end of…

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,…

Sports

Amir Khan wants to fight Goyat, Pacquiao before retirement

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): British boxer of Pakistan-origin Amir Khan wants to fight India’s Neeraj Goyat and Filipino Manny Pacquiao before retiring from the sport. Goyat (11-2-2, 2 KOs) holds the WBC Asian welterweight title, and he’s someone that Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) feels would attract a lot of interest from India and Pakistan. Khan would like…

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Australian cricketers ‘sucked up’ to Kohli to save IPL deals: Clarke

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

SYDNEY (Agencies): Australian cricketers “sucked up” to India and Virat Kohli by holding back on verbal sledging to protect lucrative Indian Premier League deals, according to former Australia captain Michael Clarke. Clarke said players were “too scared” to play a normal game against India because of the influence of the world’s wealthiest cricket tournament. “Everybody…

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Hockey players start training at home

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

LAHORE (APP): A number of national hockey players have started physical training at their homes to maintain the high level of fitness and remain in good trim for their possible selection for future international hockey events at a time when coronavirus pandemic is finally controlled. “The players have engaged themselves in physical training on the…

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FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over Qatar World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

DOHA (Agencies): The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new U.S. Department of Justice indictment which says bribes were paid to football officials to secure their votes for hosting rights. Suspicion and rumours have long surrounded both the 2010 vote by FIFA’s…

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Ramiz asks people not to lower guard against virus

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Observing that coronavirus [COVID-19] has brought everything to a halt former captain Ramiz Raja believes that the best way to beat the pandemic is social distancing and getting engaged in some sort of hobby. “We are in the habit of relaxing very quickly and lowering our guard. The approach [by some people] that…

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Salman Butt takes a swipe at hypocrites questioning tainted players return

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s batsman Salman Butt, while speaking to a local news channel on Monday, took a swipe at the critics who questioned the return of tainted players to the national fold. The 35-year-old claimed that if a player had served his punishment, he should be treated like every other player. “As per the…

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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

Tribal students are facing issues taking online classes

By The Frontier Post | April 6, 2020

Wajeeh Hassan PESHAWAR: As the federal as well as provincial governments have extended the vacations till May 31 amid coronavirus outbreak across the country, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed all the public-sector universities to go online to save the time of their students during the coronavirus lockdown and their academic year. However, this…

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,…

Health

Journalists donate blood to thalassemia patients

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Due to constant lockdown in the province, thalassemia-stricken patients are facing worst health conditions because of shortage of blood transfusion to them. There are different sort of thalassemia related patients as some of patients are needed blood transfusion on weekly basis while some on monthly basis, for which, more and more blood…

What really KP police is doing

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Wadood Jan If Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is known for many great reasons like food, traditions and cultures but it is also known brave police force. The KP police have been fighting militancy and terrorism and saved the lives of people by sacrificing their own. I have been moving around and visiting various places and departments and…

Thousands sign French call for chloroquine in virus fight

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided health experts worldwide. Support for the treatment has gained ground as doctors try to keep the coronavirus outbreak from overwhelming hospitals, with some…

Strong immune system to ward off coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): A weak immune system makes the body prone to the attack of all sorts of diseases ranging from benign to the deadly ones; therefore, a strong immune system is quintessential to ward off the diseases. Now, the question is how to boost up the immune system? The health experts recommend a balanced diet,…

Staying home is not a BIG job

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Wadood Jan No, this is not funny or we cannot afford non serious attitude in the prevalent situation as even after huge efforts of the government and spending immense economy the number of coronavirus infected persons is increasing. Like everyday a half century or more confirmed cases are reported, one can imagine where are we…

Kids are hit by COVID-19 too: WHO

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organisation on Thursday reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of several young people. “The very notion that ‘COVID-19 only affects older people’ is factually wrong,” the head of the WHO’s European branch, Hans Kluge, told reporters during…

Travel

Malam Jabba giving a deserted look amid looming fears of coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 6, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Like other parts of Pakistan, the spring season of blossoming flowers and chirping birds has also arrived in the most scenic tourism destination of Malam Jabba but the hotels lying deserted, chair-lift empty and ski resorts have been shut down due to looming fears of corona pandemic. The tourism industry is about…

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…

Articles

What is Henry Kissinger really trying to say about the epidemic, new world order?

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Nedret Ersanel “The world is not going to be the same after the virus”: This has now become a cliché. Nice. In the beginning there were those who did not understand what we were talking about, now they can’t get enough of this phrase. That is all very well too. Those who said this while…

Recalling a fireside chat

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Edward Dougherty In his Fireside Chat of February 23, 1942, in the bleak days two months before the Jap-anese were turned back at the Battle of the Coral Sea and then at the Battle of Midway, US president F-ranklin Roosevelt turned to George Washington for inspiration: “For eight years, General Washington and his Continental Army…

The world needs ventilators. Here’s the snag

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Anjani Trivedi In the face of a global health emergency, automakers are stepping in — or being summoned — to make ventilators. Can they manufacture at the scale required, with the world needing a 10-fold increase in production to cope with the surge in coronavirus infections? It will be a severe challenge. Car companies such…

EU misses another chance to lead as countries take different paths to lifting lockdowns

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Damian Wilson Just when 500m anxious Europeans could use some coordinated leadership over easing the restrictions over coronavirus, what do they get from Brussels? Silence. As the lockdown continues to take its toll on the mental well-being of millions of people around the globe, and social isolation is made even more difficult by glorious spring…

How do you lift a covid-19 lockdown? Ask Austria

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Lionel Laurent We are seeing glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel that is the Covid-19 crisis. China, where the pandemic first struck, had its first day with no new deaths to report. Europe’s worst hit countries, Italy and Spain, are recording a slowing of their respective death tolls. And governments are now…

The shelves are empty, the test swabs are gone

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Michael Lewis A series of dispatches from America in the age of Covid-19. The hunt for a roll of toilet paper: It’s now one of those shared experiences in American life we will all one day tell our grandchildren about, just before they infect us with some new virus. None of the delivery services here…

Editorial

PMDC restoration

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Complying with the decision of Islamabad High Court on the petition filed by the Registrar of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), federal government has agreed to restore the constitutional body, which is mandated with powers of granting registration to the newly opened government and private medical colleges, registration and renewal of degrees of doctors.…

Blessing in disguise

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has postponed review of Pakistan’s performance report till October, regarding action on the remaining 13 points of action plan to make robust its anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorism financing regimes (CTF). The review was scheduled for June 21-26 for which performance report has to be submitted by April 20. Now…

Economic diplomacy

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

A meeting Chaired by the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi at the Foreign Office and attended by Minister for Palanning Asad Umar and Advisor on Finance Dr.Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, decided to launch diplomatic initiative for rescheduling bilateral and multilateral loans to offset the negative impact of halted production activities and decline in exports due outbreak…

Purchase of equipment for hospitals

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Over the years, lack of expansion in physical infrastructure and dearth of medical equipment in the district level government hospital have been glaring deficiencies of secondary healthcare system. These hospitals, by and large, functioned as referral centers for sending most of the patients to teaching level hospitals, which were already bursting with patients. Khyber Pukhtunkhwa…

Fish rot from the top

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

It is a matter of record that practice of doling out subsidy on export of sugar was started in the last PML-N government. Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had always approved it in the meetings of Executive Committee of the Cabinet (ECC), later approved in the cabinet meetings which were not regularly held. Grant of…

COVID-19, doctors safety

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

Safety kits are now manufacturing in a country, in addition to emergency supplies from China, but the protective suits and equipment are not being provided to the doctors, who are treating Corona Virus patients in government hospitals across countries. Being exposed to Corona Virus risks, Pakistan Medical association and Young Doctors association have declared a…

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…