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Prince William, Kate Middleton to visit Pakistan on Oct 14-18

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report LONDON: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton will be visiting Pakistan on October 14. In a tweet, Kensington Palace has revealed the dates for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official visit to Pakistan this autumn. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a special event at…

Full bench to hear petitions challenging reference against Qazi Faez Isa

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on Friday constituted a full bench to hear petitions challenging the presidential reference filed against Justice Qazi Faez Isa. Headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial, the bench will comprise 10 judges of the apex court. Members of the Supreme Judicial Council including Chief…

Flames stoked in Occupied Kashmir to destroy India, warns AJK president

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Friday hit out at the Indian army chief’s recent threat to attack Azad Kashmir saying the Pakistani nation can’t be intimidated by such statements. Speaking at Kashmir Solidarity Youth Convention in federal capital, he said occupied Jammu and Kashmir would turn into…

Chinese envoy appreciates Pakistan Navy role in regional peace

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing called on Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters in Islamabad. During the meeting, matters relating to the maritime security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and regional security situation came under discussion. The Naval Chief also highlighted the role of Pakistan Navy in maintaining maritime security…

Pakistan rejects Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ statement

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: While terming a recent statement of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs as irresponsible and unwarranted, Foreign Office spokesman stated that Pakistan- Afghan border is an internationally recognised, official border between the two countries in accordance with all relevant international laws and conventions. He also said, “Pakistan believes that 24/7 opening of…

Army major, soldier embrace martyrdom in IED explosion

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that Pakistan Army officer Major Adeel and Sepoy Faraz were martyred on Friday afternoon when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off on the border with Afghanistan. Director-General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter that the incident took place on the border area,…

Global

Trump announces sanctions but says won’t strike Iran

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AFP): President Donald Trump on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran that he said were the toughest-ever against another country but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength. The Treasury Department unveiled action against Iran’s central bank after US officials said that Tehran carried out weekend attacks…

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Saudi vows quick recovery despite damage to oil plants

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia (AFP): Saudi Arabia vowed Friday to quickly restore oil production as it revealed extensive damage to key oil plants following weekend aerial strikes, which have been blamed on Iran by Washington. The attacks, which hit state-controlled oil giant Saudi Aramco’s facilities in the country’s east at Khurais and the world’s largest oil…

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Russia, China prepped for military cooperation

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Russia and China worked out a plan of military cooperation for 2020-21, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said on Friday. “A big cooperation plan has been prepared for the near future, and I am sure that we will analyze and approve it within the next month,” Shoygu told reporters in Russia’s southern city…

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Former BJP minister arrested over alleged rape

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

LUCKNOW (Reuters): A former government minister and senior member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was arrested on Friday in connection with rape and sexual harassment allegations made by a law student, police and his lawyer said. Swami Chinmayanand, who previously served as India’s minister of state for internal affairs, has been charged under…

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Europe protests call for global climate action

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

LONDON (AA): Millions of people have marched across the globe in the largest climate protest to call their governments to take urgent action for what the environmentalist groups and activist describe as the most urgent problem to be tackled. Hundreds of thousands of protesters, mostly young people and their parents took to the streets in…

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New York City mayor pulls out of 2020 presidential race

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his bid to be the Democratic challenger to U.S. President Donald Trump in 2020 presidential elections “I feel like I have contributed all I can to this primary election, and it’s clearly not my time,” he told MSNBC in an interview. “So I am going…

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Pakistan

Chunian Incident: CM Buzdar announces Rs5m reward for information

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report CHUNIAN: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdaron Friday announced Rs5 million cash reward for the one who would any person providing information in solving the case of abuse and murder of children in Chunian. The Punjab chief minister reached Chunian and met the families of minor victims who were killed after abuse. He…

Indian leadership a threat to regional, world peace: President Alvi

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi says Indian leadership has become a threat not only to the regional and world peace but also to the very social fabric of India itself. He was talking to Turkish media delegation on Friday (today), Radio Pakistan reported. The President said belligerent Indian leadership, with its thumb on…

NAB filed 600 corruption references in two years: Chairman

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has said the anti-graft watchdog has filed 600 corruption references in various accountability courts during the last 22 months. While chairing a meeting to review the performance of operation, prosecution, research, awareness and prevention divisions of NAB, he said the antigraft watchdog…

CM Sindh launches massive ‘Clean My Karachi’ drive for garbage disposal

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to launch first ever month-long massive drive to ‘Clean My Karachi’ on Saturday in which over 600 dumpers, shovels, tractors and 4000 workers would participate all over the city. He took this decision on Friday while presiding over a follow up meeting to…

Pakistani women standing with Kashmiri sisters reeling under Indian repression: Dr. Firdous

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Pakistan will continue to raise voice for the legitimate and principled stance of Kashmiri people for the right to self-determination. Addressing Kashmir Solidarity Youth Convention in Islamabad on Friday, she said the world must listen to the sobs and cries…

‘Fast Track Service’ introduced for passengers at Karachi airport

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has introduced ‘Fast Track Services’ at the Jinnah International Airport – Karachi to facilitate passengers travelling to foreign countries. The newly-launched ‘Fast Track Service’ is brought to provide facilities to passengers at International Departure Lounge of the airport following the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The passengers,…

Afghanistan

Rabbani accuses “presidential palace” of monopolizing power

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Acting Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, during Friday’s eight-year anniversary of the death of former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, said that the Presidential Palace’s efforts to monopolize power in the last five years have weakened the system. Speaking in the ceremony at the Loya Jirga tent Rabbani warned that the election commission will be…

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ANP’s Asfandyar Wali meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report KABUL: Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali on Friday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. During the meeting, matters pertaining to bilateral interests and other issues came under discussion. ANP General Secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain, ANP Balochistan president Asghar Khan Achakzai and Abid Khan were also present in the meeting. On…

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Security officials pledge to counter election threats

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Senior officials from the Defense and Interior ministries on Friday assured Afghans that a safe environment will be provided for the presidential election scheduled for September 28. The remarks were made by Acting Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi and Deputy Defense Minister Yasin Zia in their trip to the northern province of Kunduz…

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Khalilzad briefs US members of congress

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, on Thursday briefed members of the US Congress behind closed doors about of the specifics of the US-Taliban negotiations, and the circumstances that led to the scuttling of the deal by US President Donald Trump. The US chief negotiator held nine rounds…

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CIVIC urges warring parties in Afghanistan to protect civilians

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): The Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) condemns the increase in violence across Afghanistan resulting in over 4,000 civilian deaths and injuries this year. The organization urges all warring parties in Afghanistan to adhere to their obligations under international humanitarian law and take all measures to prevent civilian deaths and injuries. “Too…

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‘Do your jobs’: striking students demand leaders act on climate

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Tens of thousands of students were taking to the streets across Asia and Europe on Friday for a global strike demanding world leaders gathering at a U.N. climate summit adopt urgent measures to avert an environmental catastrophe. The protests kicked off in the Pacific islands – some of the nations most threatened…

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Business

US fines Hyundai $47 mn over dirty diesel engines

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: South Korean shipbuilding and industrial firm Hyundai Heavy Industries will pay a $47 million fine for illegally importing and selling dirty diesel engines in violation of American environmental rules, US authorities announced Thursday. Between 2012 and 2015, the company imported nearly 2,300 diesel-powered heavy construction vehicles with engines that did not meet…

IMF delegation calls on Governor SBP

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report Karachi: A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by the Director Middle East and Central Asia Department, Mr. Jihad Azour, called on the Governor State Bank of Pakistan Dr. Reza Baqir here on Thursday in Karachi.  He was accompanied by the IMF Mission Chief to Pakistan, Mr. Ernesto Ramirez Rigo; Resident…

Bank of Japan leaves policy unchanged after Fed rate cut

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: The Bank of Japan on Thursday warned of increasing downside risks for the global economy but held off on further easing, even as European and US peers loosen their credit grip. The central bank said it would maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy, vowing to keep interest rates low at least until the…

Asian markets mostly up after Fed rate cut, eyes on BoJ

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose Thursday after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates but investors were left unsure about its next possible move, with focus now on whether the Bank of Japan will continue the global central bank easing drive. While the Fed met expectations with its 25-basis-point reduction, the lack of…

Sanofi proud to partner reconstruction of Naunehal Academy School

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sanofi Pakistan proudly participated in the formal inauguration of Naunehal Academy School & Polio Resource Center Project in Islamia Colony, Karachi. The school was co-founded by Latif Syed who has been working as a polio vaccinator for over two decades. After being attacked twice, partly due to their work related to polio…

JS Bank and JS Global dominate financial industry with 10 accolades in 2019

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: JS Bank, Pakistan’s fastest growing financial institution and JS Global Capital Limited (JSGCL), a JS Bank subsidiary and Pakistan’s flagship equity brokerage and investment banking company have been recognized for their performance at multiple national and international forums. Amongst its awards, JS Bank numbers Pakistan’s Best Mid-Sized Retail Bank, Pakistan’s Best Consumer…

Sports

Faf du Plesis believes World XI tour will open doors of international cricket to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Captain of World XI, Faf du Plessis has said that series with Pakistan is more just a game of cricket and we are looking forwards for the series between World XI and Pakistan. Talking to local news channel, Faf du Plesis said that I am exicited and feeling great to be a…

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PCB announces 16-member squad for Independence Cup

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2017

LAHORE (APP): The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq selected a 16-member squad for the upcoming Independence Cup against World XI and have picked Sarfraz Ahmed to skipper the national side. The three-match T-20I series would commence from September 12, with the remaining two matches scheduled to take place on September 13 and September 15,…

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World XI tour will opens doors of International cricket in Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed

By The Frontier Post | August 25, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Team Captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed has said that we are looking forward to play on our home ground in front of our own ground against the World XI tour to Pakistan. Sarfaraz said that World XI tour will open the doors of international cricket in Pakistan and it was a very…

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Pakistan qualify for Hockey World Cup 2018

By The Frontier Post | August 24, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Despite the poor performances of the Pakistan Hockey team in World Hockey League, Pakistan Hockey team was managed to qualify for the next year World Cup, courtesy to the results of European Hockey Championship. Pakistan team is currently on 14th position in hockey ranking and finished on seventh position in FIH Hockey.…

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West Indies recall Gayle against England

By The Frontier Post | August 23, 2017

F.P. Report The hard hitting batsman Chris Gayle was included in the ODI series against England after his absence of more than two years from the team. Chris Gayle along with Marlon Samuels was included in ODI which will be playing in October against the England. Several high ranking players were involved in long running…

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Pakistan grabs silver medal in Asian Junior Squash Championship

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2017

F.P. Report AMMAN:  Pakistan’s Squash Player Mansoor Zaman has won silver medal in the 24th Asian Junior Squash championship by losing to Jordan’s player and the tournament was held in Amman, Jordan. Zaman was beaten by Jordan’s Mohammad Al Sarraj 11-5, 3-11, 11-7, 3-11, 2-11 in the final of under-19 category. Zaman had qualified for…

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Fashion & Movies

Spy thriller ‘Raazi’ steals show at Bollywood’s Oscars

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Spy thriller “Raazi” stole the night at Bollywood’s answer to the Oscars, taking best film and best actress for its young star Alia Bhatt in Mumbai where the glitzy awards gala was held for the first time since being established two decades ago. Megastar Ranveer Singh won best actor for his role…

Sanjay Dutt joins cast of Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: A few days back Yash Raj Films announced the historical drama Prithviraj, based on the life of great Rajput warrior Prithviraj Chauhan with Akshay Kumar playing the title role. The film is being directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is known for popular TV serial Chanakya and acclaimed films like Pinjar and…

Dream Girl continue to shine at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Mr. Bankable Ayushmann Khurrana is the ultimate stamp a film now needs to do well at the box-office. Working his magic for the sixth time in a row, Ayushmann delivered an applause-worthy performance in his latest release, Dream Girl. A super hit within just five days, Dream Girl is also the actor’s…

Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan to work together in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After a zillion speculations about Sara Ali Khan or Ananya Panday or Shraddha Kapoor playing the female lead in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, a leading daily finally revealed that it’s none other than Kiara Advani who has bagged the lead role opposite Kartik Aaryan. Directed by Anees Bazmi and produced by Bhushan Kumar…

Makers of Shakuntala Devi releases first look of Vidya Balan’s impressive look

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Vidya Balan is one actress who is incredibly talented. She is much more than just a pretty face. Vidya has some remarkable performances that have defined her career in Bollywood till date and therefore every time a film starring the actress comes to the forefront, the audience becomes eager to watch it…

Junior Bachchan starts shooting for his upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Abhishek Bachchan shifted gears in his career after taking a break from movies a couple of years back. The actor now selects scripts that give him the space to prove his mettle as an actor. He has been praised for his performance in his last release Manmarziyaan and today he started shooting…

Science & Technology

PUBG maker draws on gaming tech to lift B2B cloud ambitions

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHENZHEN: Tech giant Tencent Holdings plans to leverage its strengths in video games and social media to grab market share in China’s burgeoning cloud computing sector from incumbent Alibaba, the head of its cloud unit told Reuters. Tencent is best-known for its WeChat messaging app and a suite of popular games like PUBG…

Huawei eyes computer market as US squeezes telecom trade

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that “incredible computing power” is…

NASA confirms newly discovered comet is likely interstellar visitor

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object – designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) – was discovered on August 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that comet C/2019…

Apple takes fight against 13-billion-euro EU tax order to court

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LUXEMBOURG: Apple (AAPL.O) will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU’s crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. The iPhone maker is expected to send a six-man delegation headed by Chief…

Britain’s crime agency may use Alexa to build ‘Voiceprint’ database

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: As the increased availability of facial recognition technology has been raising concerns over its potential for being used to violate privacy and in surveillance, the rise of voice assistants adds to the need for heightened data protection. Britain’s National Crime Agency is secretly working on a database of voice recordings to facilitate…

NASA tests space concrete for future Mars habitats

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need someplace to hang their hat (or spacesuit helmet). Concrete could potentially allow…

Health

Hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia and depression in older people

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia, depression and serious falls in people over the age of 66, a landmark study has found. Those who wore hearing aids within three years of being diagnosed with hearing loss were 18 per cent less likely to go on to develop dementia, compared to…

First renal transplant surgery held at CMH

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: CMH Peshawar reached a mile stone when the first renal transplant surgery performed.  This marks the initiation of renal transplant program outside of Rawalpindi, in Army, for the first time. The land mark surgery was executed following grant of formal approval by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Medical Transplant Regulatory Authority (MTRA) to carry out…

Alarming increase in Leishmaniasis; 107 cases reported in 3 months

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Over hundred cases majority of them women and children of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis have been reported in the last three months in Zhob and neighboring district Sherani. According to senior pharmacist, focal person World Health Organization at District Headquarters civil hospital Zhob Dr. Abdul Qayyum, the recent cases have been reported from Nasarabad,…

Two new polio cases found in Lakki Marwat, Torgher

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: National Institute of Health Islamabad (NIH) confirms polio virus in 30 months old female child from Sarai Norang Tehsil of Lakki Marwat and 23 months old male child from Tehsil Jadba of district Torgher as the total case count mounts to 48 in the province. According to details, one wild polio virus…

Shangla: Dengue affected toll climbs to 138

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

F.P. Report       SHANGLA: The dengue mosquito continued to hunt prey across Shangla district especially Tehsil Alpuri where 12 more patients were hospitalized due dengue fever thus taking the toll of dengue affected to 138. The district government while taking notice of Dengue outbreak ordered all government departments to carry out anti-dengue drives in the area…

Cholera outbreak kills seven in Sudan

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Sudan’s Health Ministry says at least seven people have died from a cholera outbreak over the past three weeks in a southeastern province. It says dozens have been infected in the outbreak in the Blue Nile province. No cases have been reported in other provinces. Authorities say 16 of Sudan’s 18 provinces…

Travel

West Midlands unveils £1 billion Tourism Strategy to grow its visitor economy

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A Regional Tourism Strategy to grow the West Midlands’ visitor economy by more than £1 billion has launched today (18th September 2019). It also aims to create a further 19,000 jobs for the region. The West Midlands Regional Tourism Strategy highlights how work to support the sector can help to grow its…

Natural beauty of Kumrat, Jazz Banda to be preserved: Atif

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

F.P. Report UPPER DIR: Provincial Minister for Tourism Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Atif Khan on Wednesday said that the natural beauty of the picturesque tourist destination, Kumrat, would be preserved at any cost for which both government and the area people have to make dedicated efforts. He said this to the residents of Kumrat during his…

Events crucial for Middle East to realize tourism market value of US$133.6 billion by 2028

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Events for Tourism Growth will be adopted as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 April 2020. According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the direct contribution of travel and tourism to…

Japan’s anime tourism: A blend of cash and chaos

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk KAMAKURA: When Liu Chenyu and Ji Xiaotian arrived in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, for their honeymoon early this summer, the Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, two well-known tourist spots in the area, weren’t what they wanted to see. Their destination was a railway crossing near Kamakura High School — the setting for a…

One town in Italy will pay you $765 a month to live there

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Yep, you read that right. Molise, a region south of Rome that extends from the mountainous interior to the Adriatic Sea, is offering 700 Euros a month (roughly $765), for three years, if you move there. The area is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and therefore has preserved much of its character…

Thai tourists enjoys beauty of Swat

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: Female tourist from Thailand enjoyed the natural beauty of Swat valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while staying in camping pods opened to foreign, domestic tourists at Gabin Jabba. Suwida is the first tourist from Thailand, who stayed at the camping pods in Gabin Jabba to enjoy natural beauty of Swat district. She visited…

Articles

How much influence does Iran have on Houthis?

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Saad Hasan The extent of Tehran’s control over the Yemen-based militia has once again come under focus. In the last couple of months whenever Houthi rebels in Yemen have fired missiles or flown drones to hit oil installations and airports in Saudi Arabia, the blame has inevitably been pinned on Iran. Indeed, Tehran has supplied…

Bluster aside, neither Iran nor US can afford a war right now

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

Maysam Bizaer Donald Trump cannot drag the US into another war ahead of an election and Iran is suffering from a crumbling economy and an increasingly frustrated populace. The world was shocked this weekend as a major attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq led to a daily loss of 5.7…

Israel debates in Washington heat up

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu US President Donald Trump expects Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come out victorious and form a government. In the meantime Netanyahu added more Palestinian territories to his annexation map. Trump is on the other hand strengthening Netanyahu’s hand by fueling tensions between Iran and the US and declaring that a mutual defense…

India’s Kashmir fiasco: A humanitarian tragedy in the making

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Iqbal Khan Experts in international law agree that the UN and the global community at large does appear to have woken up to the long drawn out plight of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Pakistan has once again endorsement of the recommendations of two Kashmir reports issued by the Office of the United Nations…

Why did Trump give John Bolton the boot?

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Washington was shook by Trump’s sacking of National Security Advisor John Boltonon Tuesday. Trump’s two previous National Security Advisors were soldiers. Bolton was not a soldier, but a tougher hawk militarist and an even bigger imperialist Neocon. In fact, it’s no surprise Bolton was fired. Trump’s negotiations with the Taliban to pull U.S.…

Palestine or Shangri-La: Which way will Kashmir drift?

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Hilal Mir Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money. A massive public uprising erupted when in 2008 about 50 acres of forestland were transferred clandestinely to a panel managing the annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan Hindu cave shrine…

Editorial

Closure of gemological institute

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

Commercial Exports Association had persistently agitated the establishment of gem and gemological center in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in successive governments from late 1980s. A small scale gem and gemological center had been established in Peshawar by the federal government in President Musharraf era to encourage the export of value added gems. Revolving capital of Rs. 20…

PM on hydel profit

By The Frontier Post | September 20, 2019

In a media talk after the inauguration of trade facilitation terminal at Torkham, the Prime Minister Imran Khan said that prevailing economic condition do not allow the payment of hydel profit to Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in accordance with A.G.N Qazi formula as it will necessitate further power tariff hike. The province has never received the full…

Universities’ teachers strike

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

As per the decision of General Body meeting of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA), the teachers in all public sector universities have started token strike of two hours on daily basis. The reasons for the protest include financial crisis of the universities, gross violation of Model Universities Act in the appointment…

IMF delegation visit

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2019

A delegation of International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by its Regional Director Jihad Azour visited Pakistan and had meetings with the Prime Minster Imran Khan and Advisor on Finance Dr.Abdul Haffez Sheik. The Regional Director ruled any relaxation in revenue target of Rs.5.1 trillion and other tough conditions which have accelerated inflation, accentuated economic stagnation…

WSSP receivables

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

The default of water charges bills by consumers in the city of Peshawar has assumed alarming proportion. Out of the city of 10 million, 14000 users are regularly paying their bills. Majority of dwellers do not pay drinking water charges. WSSP receivables have shot up to Rs.770 million. There are large numbers of illegal water…

Turnaround plan of PIA

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2019

In a media talk at Taxalla, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan disclosed that it has been decided to achieve turned around Pakistan International Airline under the new business plan approved by the Prime Minister. The policy of previous governments to acquire aircrafts on lease has been discarded 14 brand new planes shall be…

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…