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Opposition’s APC to be held today in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: All Parties Conference (APC) of Opposition to will be held in Islamabad today (Wednesday), to formulate strategy against the ruling PTI-led government. The APC was called by called by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and the conference will host the representatives of opposition parties. The APC would also discuss the matters…

No one has approached me for NRO directly: PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted on Tuesday that no one has approached him for a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) directly but insisted there will be no compromise on corruption cases, claimed sources. Speaking during a meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) parliamentary party at the Parliament house in Islamabad, sources claimed the premier…

COAS discusses Afghan peace process with UK NSA Mark Sedwill

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed regional developments including Afghan Peace Process with the United Kingdom officials on Tuesday, informed ISPR. COAS Bajwa met with UK National Security Advisor Mark Sedwill at the Cabinet Office and Permanent Secretary Stephen Lovegrove at the Ministry of Defence in London. Both dignitaries…

Nandipur case: Accountability court acquits Babar Awan, rejects Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s request

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday acquitted former law minister Babar Awan in the Nandipur power plant corruption reference and rejected the request of former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik announced the decision. Later on, President Arif Alvi called Awan to congratulate him on his acquittal. Awan, earlier,…

Pakistan, EU sign Strategic Engagement Plan

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the European Union have signed the Strategic Engagement Plan to further boost their relations in diverse fields. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while addressing a presser along with High Representative of the Union Federica Mogherini in Brussels today said Strategic Engagement Plan is a long-term resolve to further boost cooperation…

Indian police arrest 11 for torturing Muslim man to death

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

NEW DELHI (AFP): Indian police arrested 11 people on Tuesday over the killing of a Muslim man who was tortured and forced to chant Hindu slogans in the latest mob violence to shock the nation. Two police officers have also been suspended over the handling of the lynching of Tabrez Ansari, captured in a video…

Global

John Sanders steps down as acting chief of Customs and Border Protection

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection will step down next week in the wake of reports that hundreds of detained migrant children are being housed in squalid and unsafe conditions at one of the agency’s centers in Texas. John Sanders’ resignation comes as the Trump administration is struggling to handle…

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US response to Russia’s INF suspension to be in field of conventional arms: Envoy

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: The United States is studying a possible response to Russia’s suspension of compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), in order to protect itself from Russia’s cruise missiles, US Permanent Representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said on Tuesday. Hutchison told reporters that the United States was seeking a response in…

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Half the world is dissatisfied with democracy, survey finds

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

BRUSSELS (Agencies): Democracies are facing a severe crisis of faith as the half of the world’s population find their governments undemocratic in practice, a survey published on Tuesday found. Many Western Europeans view banks and social media as threats to democracy. The German polling firm Dalia Research, in collaboration with the Alliance of Democracies Foundation,…

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Trump’s administration ‘desperate’: Iran’s President Rouhani says

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday denounced U.S. sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and others, saying the move reflects the “desperation” of the Donald Trump administration. “It is obvious that you [U.S. administration] are lying,” he said in statements cited by Press TV. “You [U.S. administration] call for negotiations. If…

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Jared Kushner calls US’ Mideast plan ‘opportunity of the century’

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MANAMA: A U.S.-led conference on its back-channel Middle East peace plan “deal of the century” kicked off in Bahrain on Tuesday. During the two-day event, U.S. officials are expected to unveil the economic portion of their peace plan. During his opening speech, Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior White House adviser and…

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Sanctions to bring Iran to negotiations: Bolton claims

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

JERUSALEM (Agencies): U.S. sanctions and other pressure are meant to bring Iran to negotiations, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday. “They’ll either get the point or … we will simply enhance the maximum pressure campaign further,” Bolton told reporters in Jerusalem after a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Israeli counterparts, Nikolai Patrushev…

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Pakistan

Projects delayed in past govts caused big loss: Vawda

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water Resources Muhammad Faisal Vawda on Tuesday said that PPPP and PML-N governments delayed several water related projects during the last ten years which caused loss of billions of rupees. Speaking here in National Assembly, the minister said that 18 projects were launched during the last tenure of PPPP with…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

KP Assembly passes Rs 6.52 bln demands for grants

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The provincial assembly with Speaker Mushtaq Ghani in the chair Tuesday here approved Rs 6.52 billions’ demands for grants pertaining to provincial assembly, general Administration, finance, treasuries and local fund audit. The demands for grants were presented by Finance Minister, Taimur Khan Jhagra and Law Minister, Sultan Muhammad Khan which the House…

Two boys die in roof collapse incident in Bara

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Ahmad Nabi BARA: Two minor boys were dead while three other sustained injuries when roof of room caved in here Kohichowk, KamarKhel area of Bara on Tuesday. The administration official while confirming the occurrence said that four children were present in one room of house of local, Naseeb when it suddenly fell down buried them…

Shikarpur: Three women among 6 dead in different road accidents

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report SHIKARPUR: At least six commuters were died while four sustained severe injuries in a head collision took place between a car and passenger coach owing to over speeding at Khanpur-Shikarpur, in the vicinity of Khanpur Police Station, on Tuesday. GulsherSethar, the In-charge 15 Shikarpur, told The Frontier Post that all of car occupants…

Hafizabad: Woman stabbed todeath by brother-in-law

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Hafiz Aziz-ur-Rehman HAFIZABAD: A young married woman in PindiBhattian was stabbed to death by her brother-in-law due to domestic dispute. According to police source, KirnBibi wife of Bilal Ahmad had a quarrel with her brother-in-law Babar son of Allah Ditta following which they exchanged harsh words as a result of which the accused Babar pounced…

Afghanistan

Drought or bumper crop, woes stay for Afghan farmers

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: After a crippling drought that hit Afghanistan for several years, the country has recorded a bumper crop this year, thanks to better perspiration. Flush with their harvest, the farmers are again in a dilemma, now forced to sell their produce at throwaway prices, for want of storage and trade facilities. But the…

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New master gunners graduate in Herat province of Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A group of ten artillerymen graduated after completing their training in Herat province of Afghanistan. The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission posted a brief statement earlier this evening confirming that ten Afghan artillerymen concluded training last week in Herat province. The statement further added that NATO remains committed to support the Afghan Forces…

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Special Forces kill 7 Taliban in Helmand

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk HELMAND: The Afghan Special Forces killed 7 Taliban militants during an operation in Helmand. The informed military sources said Tuesday that the Special Forces conducted the operation in Sangin district of Helmand. The sources further added that the Specials also destroyed a weapons cache during the same operation. Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed…

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US Envoy calls on Taliban to stop threatening journalists

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US Ambassador to Kabul John Bass in a tweet on Tuesday called on the Taliban to stop threatening Afghan journalists, and said “more violence, against journalists or civilians, will not bring security and opportunity to Afghanistan, nor will it help the Taliban reach their political objectives”. Bass said that Afghanistan’s “vibrant…

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Taliban condemned for threats to media

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday denounced a Taliban warning that Afghan media will be targeted unless they stop broadcasting what the group called “anti-Taliban statements”. Radio stations, TV channels and other media organisations had one week to stop transmitting “anti-Taliban advertisements”, the group’s military commission said in a statement on…

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Afghan forces recapture Bilcheragh

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk FARYAB: The Afghan forces recaptured Bilcheragh district in northern Faryab province after a year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement on Tuesday. The statement said the operation was held jointly by police and army forces and it was led by the Army’s Commando Unit.  The statement says that the Taliban…

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Business

Investments to grow 15.8% of GDP

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The investment to GDP ratio has been targeted by the government to grow at 15.8 percent during the upcoming fiscal year 2019-20 in order to achieve sustained and inclusive growth, official sources said. Among the total investments, the fixed investment is expected to grow to 14.2 percent of GDP during the year…

CAA fixes Rs2,800 per passenger on departures

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has fixed Rs 2,800 per passenger as airport charges on international departures. A CAA notification issued here said that CAA has decided to take airport charges in Pakistan rupees instead of US dollars at the airports across the country from international passengers. “In order to avoid any…

BMW vows to revup electric car rollout

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUNICH: German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday it would accelerate its plans to build new electric models, as the whole industry comes under pressure to meet strict emissions regulations. The Munich-based manufacturer will offer 25 electrified vehicles in 2023, “two years earlier than originally planned,” chief executive Harald Krueger said in a statement.…

Further hike in gas tariff to cripple CNG sector

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Tuesday said budget proposal to increase the tariff of natural gas for the troubled CNG industry by 31 percent will bankrupt this sector. Speaking to a meeting of, leader of the CNG sector Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha said that the decision to increase natural gas tariff…

Pak Suzuki launches SGO Super Efficient SN 0W20

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pak Suzuki, Pakistan’s leading car manufacturer has launched an innovative, most technologically advanced, fuel saving oil with the collaboration of Japan’s leading oil company Idemitsu Kosan. By launching Suzuki Genuine Oil (SGO) Super Efficient SN 0W20 in Pakistan, Pak Suzuki reinforces its position as a leader in automotive industry of Pakistan with…

PTCL launches flagship summer internship program

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: PTCL launches its Flagship Summer Internship Program 2019 known as ‘Experia’, where only those candidates are selected who went through On-Campus Assessment Center conducted by PTCL. Every applicant who undergoes the assessment center also receives a Customized Individual Assessment Center Report, which helps the young talent to know their strong and weak…

Sports

Peshawar Blues win first phase of Pakistan Super League C’ship

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Peshawar Blues clinched the trophy of the first phase of the ongoing Pakistan Super League Cricket Championship jointly organized by Peshawar Zalmi and Elementary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here at Hayatabad Sports Complex ground on Tuesday. Peshawar Blues won the toss and made 193 runs for the loss of three wickets in the…

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Mickey Arthur confident of good results in New Zealand

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2018

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan cricket head coach Mickey Arthur feels that players have acclimatised well with the conditions in New Zealand, before the team kicks off its tour with a 50-over warm-up match against New Zealand XI in Nelson on Wednesday. A day before Pakistan’s practice match, Arthur said the team is looking forward to the…

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Federer wins in straight sets at Hopman Cup

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2018

PERTH (Agencies): Roger Federer continued preparation for his Australian Open title defense with a 6-3, 7-6 (8) win over Karen Khachanov at the Hopman Cup, giving Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Russia. Federer’s partner Belinda Bencic was playing Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in a later women’s singles match Tuesday, with a Fast4 mixed doubles to follow. The…

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ICC terms MCG pitch as poor after fourth Ashes Test

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2018

F.P. Report MELBOURNE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) showed displeasure over the Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch for the fourth Ashes Test and rated it poor as only 24 wickets fall over five days. The criticism began after both the competing teams scored freely and Australia scored 327 and 263-4 declared in their two innings while…

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Martin Guptill returns for Pakistan ODIs

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2018

F.P. Report HOMILTON: Martin Guptill returns from injury while the spin duo of Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle were retained in New Zealand’s 13-man squad for the first two ODIs against Pakistan. Guptill missed New Zealand’s 3-0 rout of West Indies last month with a hamstring injury. However, he has regained fitness and is currently…

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Pakistan needs someone like Dravid: Ramiz Raja

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan cricket former captain turn commentator, Ramiz Raja has stated that the country’s cricket board should hire a reputed cricketer like India’s Rahul Dravid for the youngsters. “I think the PCB should also consider appointing a former Test player who is well reputed and respected with the national junior team just like…

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Fashion & Movies

Tiger Shroff is going to choreograph the action sequences for Baaghi 3

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Tiger Shroff is all set to take the Baaghi franchise forward with Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh as his co-stars. He has taken up another responsibility in the film as well. It’s said the young action star is going to choreograph the action sequences for Baaghi 3. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and…

Big B’s look from Gulabo Sitabo gets leaked online

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The news, of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana coming together for Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, obviously got fans ecstatic. We’re sure the two will set the screen on fire with their acting skills. Interestingly, Shoojit Sircar also has directed Amitabh and Ayushmann previously in Piku and Vicky Donor respectively. Amitbah has already…

‘Kesari’ to be released in Japan on August 16

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After winning over the audience in India, Akshay Kumar’s Kesari is all set to conquer Japan. The war drama is slated to release on August 16 in the land of the rising sun. Produced by Dharma Productions and directed by Anurag Singh, the film stars Akshay Kumar as a Sikh warrior and…

Veteran actress Zaheen Tahira on ventilator

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Veteran actress Zaheen Tahira has been taken to the hospital in a critical condition after suffering a severe cardiac arrest in Karachi. Due to her deteriorating health, the actress has been put on the ventilator on Sunday. Celebrities have taken to social media to speak about her personality asking fans to pray…

Kabir Singh continues its dominance at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani star together in Sandeep Vanga’s Kabir Singh. Though the film has been called misogynistic and patriarchal by some reviewers, the audience has by and large taken a liking to Shahid Kapoor’s performance in the film. Kiara Advani’s portrayal of the quiet and malleable Preeti is also being appreciated.…

Janhvi Kapoor starts shooting of ‘RoohiAfza’

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Janhvi Kapoor has already begun shooting for RoohiAfza, her first film alongside Rajkummar Rao. Rajkummar and Janhvi’s unusual pairing has made the audience eager to watch this project. The filming has begun in Uttarakhand. Recently, Uttarakhand locals caught her look on their phones and it went viral in no time.   Janhvi is…

Science & Technology

Apple likely to launch the new 16-inch re-designed MacBook this September

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: According to the IHS market analyst Jeff Lin, Apple’s all-new 16-inch re-designed MacBook is set to be unveiled later in September as reported earlier by Forbes. Earlier this month Ming-Chi Kuo (industry’s most reputable Apple news leaker) reported that Apple will be unveiling a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a re-designed look. Now…

Google Duo now lets you send photos to contacts

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Google Duo was primarily introduced as a video calling app but over time, it has picked up many messaging features. Back in March, Google rolled out the video messaging feature to send recorded messages to up to five users at a time and last month, it was further improved with options…

NASA’s new supersonic jet will be missing a front window

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: When it comes to supersonic aircraft, engineers aren’t afraid to go with a weird design if it will get them a faster plane. In the latest instalment of such feats, NASA’s X-59 QueSST has taken the shape of a pencil with wings. The aircraft’s shape brings with it some interesting questions. For…

Microsoft is launching only one next-generation Xbox

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Microsoft revealed its next-generation Xbox Project Scarlett console on stage at E3 earlier this month, but many had been expecting two consoles to be unveiled. Rumors previously suggested that Microsoft was working on a pair of new devices: one codenamed Anaconda that would be high-end, and another codenamed Lockhart that would be…

Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros over fire risk

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: US technology giant Apple has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. “The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number,” the…

World relies on open collaboration for shared success: Huawei founder

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, was recently part of an open dialogue alongside other prominent guests examining the latest economic and political headwinds affecting the global ICT industry-and Huawei in particular. The business leader stressed that the world ultimately relies on open collaboration for shared success. Speaking to a select…

Health

Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes: Research

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk     COLUMBUS: A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The detailed analysis of health records and other data from patients in a private insurance plan in the Midwest provides a real-world picture of how…

Poor oral health increases liver cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Image taken from PixabayPoor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study suggests. Published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, the study investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of…

CM Murad announces establishment of endowment funds for HIV, AIDS patients

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday has announced to establish an endowment fund for the patients of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS. According to details, the endowment fund’s establishment has been ordered with the Rs1 billion to cure the affected patients. CM Sindh spokesperson told media that the…

Research reveals impact of both low and high iron counts

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A global study looking at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases has uncovered the impact of both low and high iron counts – and the news is mixed. People with high iron levels are not only protected against anemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to…

Encephalitis kills over 135 children

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The death toll due to suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in the Indian state of Bihar mounted to 136 on Friday, the state health department said. The total number of AES-afflicted children said to be under treatment has reached 600 children in 16 districts of the state. The maximum number of…

Controversial chemical found in popular blood pressure medicine

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: For the fourth time in the past year, a widely used blood pressure medication is under review amid concerns it could contain chemicals that could potentially cause cancer. Valisure, an online pharmacy licensed in 37 states, has alerted the Food and Drug Administration of high levels of dimethylformamide (DMF) in valsartan,…

Travel

New trends in travel and tourism

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: With the rise of low-cost airlines and a growing middle class around the world, the tourist industry has changed immensely. Although traditional travel comprising planned packages and all-inclusive stays is still alive and well, other types of travel are booming. Technology plays a significant role in many of the advancements in travel…

Crisis hits Dominican Republic over deaths of U.S. tourists

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk SANTO DOMINGO: The tourism minister grimaced as he read aloud the causes of death in autopsy reports of the growing number of Americans who have died recently while vacationing in the Dominican Republic: Heart attack. Septic shock. Pneumonia. More accustomed to ribbon-cutting ceremonies than to grappling with the uproar over Americans turning up…

KP police to introduce ‘Tourism Police Force’

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

F.P. Report TIMERGARA:  Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan has said the visit of thousands of tourists to scenic spots was an obvious proof that people of Malakand division were loving peace, prosperity and development. He said that lasting peace prevailed in all districts of Malakand division for which forces…

Myth: Strong baht deterring western tourists to Thailand

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: The rise and rise of the Thai Baht, and it’s pushing through the 31.05 to the US Dollar barrier on Wednesday, tops off a turbulent decade of current movement against some of the western currencies. The decade’s currency rise has also been matched by a meteoric explosion in tourism pushing Thailand into…

Icelanders in shock as tourism collapse halts economic miracle

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk REYKJAVIK: Gudrun Asta Gunnarsdottir found herself at ground zero of Iceland’s latest crisis. Four months into her second pregnancy, the 33-year-old check-in desk operator was told she was one of 315 workers being laid off at Reykjavik’s international airport. The news came as “a shock” and “caused a lot of sadness for everyone,…

Taif season of events to be started in Saudi Kingdom from 1 August

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi tourism officials have carried out more than 700 inspections of visitor sites in the run-up to one of the Kingdom’s latest festival seasons. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in Taif conducted checks at hotels, resorts, furnished residential units and tourist lodges as part of its control plan…

Articles

Morsi died naturally or murdered?

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Iqbal Khan Former President of Egypt, Muhammad Morsi,  collapsed on June 17 just after having addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he was kept in during sessions;  during this address, he had warned that he had “many secrets” he could reveal, a judicial official said. In earlier court sessions he used to give…

Trump has a moment of sanity that begs for continuance

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Martin Love “Cocked and loaded” Donald Trump claimed the US military was, just before, as he alleges, he decided not to attack Iran last week because the lives of an estimated “150 Iranians” were too heavy a cost for the downing of an unmanned drone that was brought down in Iran’s territorial waters while on…

Intrusive Commentary on National Security: A Silly Venturing

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

Iqbal Khan Ayesha Siddiqa is a former civil servant, and in that capacity she served as the director of naval research with the Pakistan Navy, making her the first civilian and the first woman to work at that position. She also worked in military accounts and as deputy director Defense Services Audit. She owes her…

Trump administration steps back from its own brinkmanship

By The Frontier Post | June 23, 2019

Hakki Uygur After months of sabre rattling, the US government pulled back from a deeper crisis of its own making. But it remains to be seen whether this is a tactical retreat or an opportunity for a new way of thinking. Iran’s air defence missile systems shooting down a high-tech US military drone south of…

Istanbul vote not just about electing a mayor

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Faisal Al Yafai Given the stakes, the debate was surprisingly cordial. Against a backdrop of images of Istanbul, the two candidates for this Sunday’s rerun of the city’s mayoral election held a three-hour televised debate last Sunday, a rare occurrence in an electoral system more used to bombastic speeches. On one side was EkremImamoglu, the…

War scripted by Washington

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Finian Cunningham The drama of attacks on oil and tanker assets in the Middle East can’t seem to get any more tense. The danger of war breaking out between the US and Iran is reaching a crescendo. However, if this goes down, it is a war scripted by Washington. Nearly a week after the Trump…

Editorial

Mining lease contracts

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Provincial Inspection Team has sent a memorandum to the Secretary Industries to handover the record of mining contracts in the tribal districts to the contractors for conducting a thorough probe into the matter. There were complaints about the issuance of illegal mining licenses to carry out mining of different minerals in these. This is not…

Multiple mode of taxation

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2019

Although the agriculture income of big landlords in three provinces of the country is exempted from the levy of direct taxes and even their income from diary farming, livestock , poultry and fisheries has been enjoying immunity from income and corporate taxes till the Federal Tax Ombudsman declared it non agriculture income in 2017. But…

WSSP performance

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

Water Supply and Sanitation Project had been launched in the previous government to provide hygienic environment to the citizens and ensure availability of clean drinking water to them. But it dismally failed in its mandated job of providing better municipal services to the people. The garbage and solid waste is not regularly lifted from the…

Vice Chancellors’ appointment

By The Frontier Post | June 25, 2019

In a number of public sector universities the administrative slot of Vice Chancellor remained vacant for almost one year, while some newly established ones were being run by project director. This is one of the bad impacts of devolving higher education to the provinces under 18th Amendment. To create a smoke screen of observing merit,…

Devastating forests’ fires

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

In a record number of 111 incidents of fires in different forests on the mountains of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa 210,100 trees mostly of pines have been destroyed. This is not only a significant damage caused to the Billion Tree Plantation Project, which was launched in 2014 in response to fight headlong the challenges of climate change,…

Rejecting Auditor General’s report

By The Frontier Post | June 24, 2019

The ghost of financial irregularities in the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Project refuses to go away despite the repeated trouble shooting exercise in media by Shaukat Yousafzai, the skillful and articulate information minister of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. A few days ago, a report released by the Auditor General of Pakistan had pointed towards not so transparent…

Letters to Editor

Ignore Pakistan at your own peril

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2019

With cricket’s greatest carnival underway in England, the 10 best teams are raring to go. With the quality of cricket played by all contenders over the last few years, this edition of the Cricket World Cup is expected to produce some of the most exciting, nail-biting thrillers to-date. Pakistan enters the World Cup as the…

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Through the lines of your esteemed news paper, i would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the sorry state of affairs of the people at the hands of police. Despite the tall claims made (still making) by previous government of reforming police department, no improvement whatsoever is seen in our area…

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

“One who does not show mercy to our children is not from my community” [Holy Prophet (SAW)] Kindness towards children was one of the Prophet’s special characteristics. Children are flowers of heaven and they are the beautiful creation of God. Child labour is a terrible and big crime. In Pakistan it is an ever growing…

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

What is behind the devaluation of Pakistani currency? What are its effects on our economy? The Pakistani currency has experienced a worst fall against the US dollar ever in the history of Rs 143 per Dollar. The rupee has lost about 35 percent since the first devaluation in Dec 2017. PM Imran Khan on the…

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

It has been reportedly learnt that the Chief minister of KP Mahmood Khan has issued directives to all the ministries/ departments and quarters concerned to fulfill all the legal formalities before tabling any bill or law in the house for legislation. They have been further directed to share and discuss the theme of the bill…

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

In the past few years, the role of a woman has changed drastically in Pakistan. Women are now stepping out of their houses to earn and break free from all stereotypes that confine women to live inside home. Women can now be seen working as fire fighters, pilots,air traffic Controllers, bankers, company executives, labourers, farmers…