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‘No deal, no compromise’ with the corrupt: PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Babar Awan Monday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the premier’s office, and the two deliberated on legal, constitutional and political affairs, country’s present situation and international relations. According to details garnered by Media News, PM Imran Khan affirmed in the meeting that ‘no deal, no…

Group of Turkish journalists briefed on LoC, Kashmir situation: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: A group of Turkish journalists visited Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) today. As per details, the delegation was briefed about Pakistan-India February standoff and situation along LOC and Working Boundary. The delegation was also informed about human rights violations in under siege Indian Occupied Kashmir including implications for regional peace. The group is…

Fake accounts case: NAB summons CM Murad Ali Shah tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) has summoned Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a case pertaining to fake accounts tomorrow (Tuesday). As per sources, the NAB’s Karachi chapter has asked Sindh CM to appear before NAB’s Karachi office at 11:00 am over interrogation into fake accounts case. The NAB has…

Peshawar schoolgirls told to ‘cover up’ to avoid ‘unethical incidents’

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Peshawar district administration declared wearing chaddar, burka or gown mandatory for schoolgirls to avoid any ‘unethical incident’, according to an official notification on Monday. In a notification by Peshawar District Officer Samina Ghani, schoolgirls have been asked to cover up ‘in order to protect them from any unethical incident. The notification, addressed…

Former PM Abbasi granted bail to attend funeral of paternal uncle

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has ordered that former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi be released on parole on humanitarian grounds to attend the funeral of his paternal uncle. The court gave the decision in relation to a plea submitted to the court by Saeeda Abbasi, the sister of the former prime minister. The…

Balochistan: Pakistan identifies two more Indian spies involved in terror activities

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has identified two more Indian spies actively involved in terrorist activities in Balochistan. According to local news channel report on Monday, the Indian spies were identified as Swami Asemanand and Goband Part, sneaked into Pakistan from Iran The two were involved in a criminal activity in the Mastung area of Balochistan…

Global

Turkey, Russia, Iran must take more responsibility for Syria peace: Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

ANKARA (Reuters): Turkey, Russia and Iran need to take more responsibility to establish peace in Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, ahead of three-way talks with his Russian and Iranian counterparts at a summit in Ankara. Erdogan, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani are meeting in Ankara on Monday to try to…

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Arab voters can oust Netanyahu: Knesset member

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

JERUSALEM (AA): An Arab member of the Israeli parliament, or Knesset, said Arab voters were capable of overthrowing Israel’s current prime minister in upcoming elections on Tuesday. “The biggest upcoming challenge is to raise the rate of voting and participation in the elections,” Ahmad Tibi told Anadolu Agency. “In the last elections of April 2019,…

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600,000 Rohingya Muslims still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

YANGON (AFP): Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a ‘serious risk of genocide’, UN investigators said on Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains “impossible”. The fact-finding mission to Myanmar, set up by the Human Rights Council, last year branded the army operations in 2017…

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Trump doubts Iranian denial of role in Saudi attacks

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump threw cold water Monday on Iran’s denial of involvement in drone attacks carried out on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities. “Remember when Iran shot down a drone, saying knowingly that it was in their ‘airspace’ when, in fact, it was nowhere close,” Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to the…

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UK premier, EU’s Juncker discuss Brexit, next steps

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

BRUSSELS/LONDON/ANKARA (AA): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday had a working lunch in Luxembourg. “The aim of the meeting was to take stock of the ongoing technical talks between the EU and the UK and to discuss the next steps,” European Commission said in a statement. Juncker…

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Supreme Court orders Indian govt to restore normalcy in IOK

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India ordered BJP Indian government to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir as soon as possible while keeping in mind national safety and security, on Monday. According to reports, three-member bench of Indian Supreme Court heard multiple pleas and it ruled that schools, hospitals, public transport should function…

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Pakistan

Qureshi terms Indian Supreme Court verdict ‘victory of Pakistan’s narrative’

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi called the verdict of Indian Supreme Court ‘a victory of Pakistan’s narrative’ about the worsening situation in occupied Kashmir. He said “Indian Supreme Court’s decision is a big success which has validated the account of Pakistan [on Kashmir issue].” The remarks of the apex court will also…

Shahbaz Gill in contention for important role in federal cabinet: Sources

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former spokesman of the Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar, Shahbaz Gill has been rumored with an important role with regards to the federal cabinet after him relinquishing his prior portfolio. Sources privy to the matters have revealed that a meeting between Gill and the Prime Minister of Pakistan is…

Kartarpur Corridor to be inaugurated on Nov 9

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan completed its 86 percent of the Kartarpur Corridor, Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the project on November 9 and the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanank will be celebrated on November 12. Talking to media on Monday, Kartarpur Corridor Project Director Atif Majeed said that the prime minister had…

Aseefa Bhutto meets Asif Zardari in Adiala Jail

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Daughter of the former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, Aseefa Bhutto met her father in Adiala Jail where the politician is currently under custody for corruption investigations. Rukhsana Bangash and Sardar Latif Khosa also accompanied Aseefa during the meeting with co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Earlier in the day, An…

World peace endangered by reckless, provocative Indian regime: President Alvi

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the international community to work for the alleviation of the misery that the people of Occupied Kashmir are suffering at the hands of the Indian fascist regime. Speaking during a credentials ceremony in Islamabad on Monday, he said the world peace has been endangered by the…

Party designation case: ECP to announce verdict in Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday has reserved verdict in Maryam Nawaz’s party designation case. According to reports, ECP will announce the verdict on Tuesday (tomorrow). Advocate Hassan Maan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) counsel, argued that Section 203 should be read with Article 62 and 63. A PTI candidate in South…

Afghanistan

Afghans on the edge of landmark presidential polls

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghans remain on the edge as the country’s landmark election process gains momentum amid collapsed peace talks between the US and Taliban. The polls slated for Sep. 28 were largely overshadowed by the rejuvenated yet fragile peace parley until it was abruptly scrapped by US President Donald Trump last weekend. A total…

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People’s trust be restored before elections, says residents of Paktia

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk GARDEZ: The residents of southeastern Paktia province say people’s trust was badly tarnished in the presidential and parliamentary elections and needs to be restored. The matter was echoed during a meeting between Independent Election Commission officials, women rights activists and members of political parties. Abdul Sammad Paktin, a civil society activist, said in…

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Afghanistan has made significant strides for peace

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan Ambassador to the United States, Roya Rahmani, said her country knows “that peace is on the horizon,” and “it will come on our terms”. “Although progress isn’t always easy…to see, we have made significant strides in laying the groundwork for peace in Afghanistan,” said Rahmani. “For the first time in generations,…

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Bombing Kabul was not a good idea, Taliban made a big mistake, says Trump

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US President Donald Trump has said the Taliban group made a big mistake by bombing Kabul which killed at least 12 people including an American soldier. President Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday “The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now. Killing 12…

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Taliban asks ICRC to resume activities

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report KABUL: The Islamic Emirate had a number of issues with the quality and quantity of activities being carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan which forced the Islamic Emirate to suspend their activities and scrap the security guarantees which the Islamic Emirate has given to all committed NGOs…

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Forces destroy biggest bomb-making factories

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI: The Afghan Special Forces discovered and destroyed one of the biggest bomb factories of Taliban during an operation in Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces discovered the bomb making factory in Moqor district. The statement further added that the Special Forces confiscated…

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Business

SBP announces monetary policy, maintains interest rate at 13.25pc

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan on Monday announced the monetary policy for the next two months and kept the rate of interest unchanged at 13.25 percent. “The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to leave the policy rate unchanged at 13.25 percent. The decision reflected the MPC’s view that inflation outcomes have been…

Pakistan, Iran sign extension in IP gas line agreement

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Gas companies of Pakistan and Iran on Monday have signed extended Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas line agreement after mutual consent. The top officials of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Pakistan’ Inter-State Gas System (ISGS) signed the amended IP gas deal under which Pakistan will build the said pipeline by August 26, 2024,…

Gold jumps 1% as attacks on Saudi Arabia lift safe-haven bets

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

RIYADH (Reuters): Gold prices jumped 1% on Monday as attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities dented risk appetite, boosting demand for the safe-haven bullion, while investors awaited for clues on monetary easing from major central bank meetings due this week. Spot gold was up 1% at $1,503.60 per ounce, as of 0601 GMT. Prices had…

Fed trades ‘remarkably positive’ for ‘no precedents’ after volatile year

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A year ago, US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell held a “remarkably positive outlook” for an economy enjoying a “historically rare” combination of good news including low unemployment, steady inflation and strong growth that were all expected to continue. When the Fed meets this week, the discussion will be about just how…

UAW threatens a walkout at GM after contract expires

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: The United Auto Workers (UAW) turned up the pressure on General Motors Co, threatening a strike by Sunday night if the company does not agree to its terms and ordering 850 maintenance workers at five GM facilities to walk off the job. After the union’s four-year contract with GM expired without agreement…

US Fed to cut rates again as optimism is tested

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Facing a dauntingly uncertain economic horizon and ceaselessly pelted with insults and demands for stimulus from the US president, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates in the coming week. Though Chairman Jerome Powell has at times struggled to send markets a clear message, since announcing the first rate cut…

Sports

PCB receives Champions Trophy prize money from ICC

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) received the Champions Trophy prize money, Rs230 million, from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is ready to distribute it among players. Pakistan beat India in the final to be crowned the 2017 Champions Trophy winners and bagged a total prize money of $2,200,000 (which is approximately Rs230 million) which…

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Manchester United edges Real Madrid on penalty kicks

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LONDON (AFP): Anthony Martial offered Jose Mourinho a timely reminder of his attacking prowess Sunday despite missing from the spot in Manchester United’s penalty shootout victory over Real Madrid. After a hugely impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, Martial struggled to consistently produce the goods under Mourinho last season — prompting…

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Aisam wins thriller to clinch Hall of Fame Doubles Championship

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2017

NEWPORT (AFP): Continuing his superb form this year, Pakistan’s tennis star Aisam ul Haq has added yet another feather to his cap by winning the doubles title of the ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championship, held in Newport. The top seeded pair of Aisam and Rajeev Ram – his partner from the US – defeated…

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Ashes series under threat from Australia pay dispute, says players union – report

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

MELBOURNE (AFP): Australia’s cricketers union is reportedly warning its players this summer’s home Ashes series might be scrapped, even if a new pay deal can be reached tentatively with Cricket Australia (CA). According to Fairfax Media, the head of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA), Alistair Nicholson, sent an email on Saturday to players, warning the Test series against…

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Hasan Ali signs up for Caribbean Premier League: sources

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan pacer and Champions Trophy hero Hasan Ali has been signed by West Indies’ popular T20 venture Caribbean Premier League (CPL), sources within the Pakistan Cricket Board said. According to the sources, the star bowler will be featuring for CPL franchise St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, which also boasts the likes of…

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Aisam ul Haq in final of ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2017

NEW PORT (Web Desk): Pakistan’s tennis ace Aisam ul Haq, along with his partner Rajeev Ram of USA, has qualified for the final of ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in New Port . The top seed of the tournament, Pak American duo faced third seed India-Australia pair of Leander Paes and Sam Groth in…

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Fashion & Movies

Emmy Awards: Beyonce goes home empty-handed

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A documentary about alleged sexual abuse by Michael Jackson won an Emmy on Saturday while RuPaul was named best reality show host and Beyonce went home empty-handed. The documentary named Leaving Neverland was named best documentary at a ceremony in Los Angeles ahead of television’s main Emmy awards show next week.…

FIA opens money laundering probe against Sofia Mirza

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) on Sunday launched an investigation into the money laundering case against prominent actress and model Sofia Mirza. According to details, a four-member team will conduct investigations into the matter, Deputy Director of the FIA will be in charge of the investigative team. Assistant Director of the FIA,…

‘I am deeply ashamed’: Felicity Huffman weeps as judge hands down sentence in admissions scandal

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: A Boston judge sentenced Felicity Huffman to two weeks behind bars on Friday for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT scores in the sweeping college admissions scandal. The former “Desperate Housewives” star wept as she apologized to the court and her two daughters for her shameful actions before Judge Indira Talwani…

Chhichhore going strong at the box office

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Nitesh Tiwari directorial Chhichhore has been going strong at the box office. The film opened at Rs 7.01 crore which rose up to Rs 16.41 crore on its first Sunday. Further, Chhichhore minted Rs 8.10 crore on Monday, Rs 10.05 crore on Tuesday, Rs 7.20 crore on Wednesday and Rs 7.50 crore…

Kareena Kapoor Khan wants to do more reality shows

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in Veere Di Wedding on the big screen, is now a regular on the small screen. The actress treated her fans to the news of judging a dance reality show which is being aired on Zee Tv currently. Recently, in an interview with a daily…

Sufi folk festival from Sept 19

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A four-day folk festival at Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur will commence from September 19. According to a statement on Thursday, the festival is being jointly organized by the Thespianz Foundation Karachi and Shah Abdul Latif University. Vice Chancellor (VC), Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, Prof Dr Parveen Shah and…

Science & Technology

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…

Google agrees 945 million euro tax settlement with France

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle claims with French…

Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: When Apple Inc (AAPL.O) introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.” “When you press the shutter button…

China’s biggest radio telescope picked up over 100 mysterious signals from outer space

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China’s largest radio telescope has been picking up mysterious signals from outer space. It’s been detecting what are known as ‘FRBs’ (Fast Radio Bursts) which are small pulses of radio waves originating out in the cosmos. The source of the signals is unknown but they are believed to be coming from a…

Apple launches three new iPhones with better cameras, chips

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Tuesday played to its strengths with powerful new iPhone and iPad models able to serve as stages for its new game and television services. The Silicon Valley titan added into the mix a new-generation Apple Watch that can tell when a place it getting too noisy or help point…

Health

1,133 cases of dengue reported in KP

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department dengue report around 1133 dengue cases have so far reported across the province. The report said that in the last 24 hours around 98 cases of dengue were reported in which 55 cases were reported from Peshawar. The report further added that in Swat, Battagram…

Scientists find psychiatric drugs affect gut contents

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk COPENHAGEN: Scientists are increasingly finding that the microbiome — the bacterial content of the digestive system — has effects on other functions in the body, and vice versa. A group of Irish-based scientists has given 7 groups of rats (8 animals in each group) normal or slightly elevated levels of individual psychopharmaceuticals, including…

55 cases of dengue reported from KP, 39 from Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the dengue updates report around 55 cases so far reported of dengue in which 39 cases were reported from Peshawar. According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department around 11 cases were reported of dengue from district while one case was reported from district Mansehra, one case reported from Charsadda, three…

Directs stern action against propagandists: CM directs authorities to be active in preventing, controlling Dengue virus

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday directed all departments concerned to play proactive role for the prevention and control of Dengue virus in the province further directing the immediate hiring of entomologists for exterminating the virus permanently from the province. He was presiding over meeting, held here at Chief Minister’s…

Dengue confirmed among seven patients in Haripur

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

F.P. Report HARIPUR: At-least 18 suspected patients of dengue fever Wednesday admitted in Dengue Ward of District Headquarters Hospital Haripur where 7 were confirmed with the disease after blood analysis from National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad. According to District Health Officer (DHO) office, Haripur 18 suspected patients of Dengue fever including children, women, and…

Dengue fever claims one more life in Fiasalabad

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: A 14-year-old boy succumbed to dengue fever in Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital, on Wednesday. According to reports, the deceased was identified as Aryan and he was admitted in the hospital few days back after being diagnosed with dengue larvae. Apart from this, three other patients including two sisters have also been found infected…

Travel

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…

Scenic Eclipse a ‘Modern Queen’ Says Godmother Helen Mirren

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: If a strong sense of wanderlust and a high regard for travel agent expertise are high among favorable traits for a cruise ship godmother, few are more qualified than “A”-list English actress Dame Helen Mirren, who on Tuesday christened 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ luxury expedition ship, at…

Hong Kong’s tourism plunges 40 percent as protests deter visitors

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Hong Kong visitor arrivals plunged nearly 40 percent in August from a year earlier, deepening from July’s five-percent fall, the financial secretary said, as sometimes-violent anti-government protests take a rising toll on the city’s tourism, retail and hotel businesses. Hotels in some locations had seen occupancy rates drop to about half,…

Tokyo braces for direct hit from Typhoon Faxai, flights, trains canceled

By The Frontier Post | September 9, 2019

TOKYO (Agencies): Japan braced for Typhoon Faxai on Sunday canceling trains and flights in Tokyo with destructive winds of up to 216 kilometers per hour (134 miles) and heavy rain expected to hit the region overnight, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Faxai, a woman’s name in Lao, could dump as much as 300 millimeters…

The best countries for tourists to visit in 2019

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk Spain has topped the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s ranking of countries best equipped to welcome tourists in 2019. The Mediterranean country, which has been named the most “travel-ready” nation by the WEF since 2015, was followed by France and Germany in the index. Japan and the United States rounded out the top five.…

Articles

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…

Underestimating Trump’s long game is a huge mistake

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Hilal Kaplan US President Donald Trump was made fun of, humiliated or despised even before he was elected. Today, however, it has become a common trend in analyses and interpretations about him. Much can be said of his active use of Twitter or his frequent viewing of Fox News and his failure to be a…

A plea for relevant news:‘Do less, better’

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Alexandra Borchardt The British public can’t get enough news about Brexit – at least, that’s what news platforms’ data analytics say. But according to the Reuters Institute’s latest Digital News Report, 71% of the British public tries to avoid media coverage of the United Kingdom’s impending departure from the European Union. This disparity, which can…

New Asia initiative in Turkish foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Muhammet Ali Guler Asia has always been in the orbit of Turkish foreign policy. However, the desired level of stable, strong relations with the region has not yet been achieved. Over the past two decades, Turkey has endeavored to forge relations with Asian countries, resulting in greatly improved political, economic, cultural and tourism relations compared…

Loan prime rate signals PRC rate cuts

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Andy Brown China seems ready to lower its interest rates and the move, which looks likely to follow closely a similar cut by the US Federal Reserve expected on September 19, should create an attractive environment for investors. The signs from Beijing are certainly there, and none are clearer or more significant than the introduction…

Editorial

Vague logic

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

In a press statement, Central President of Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandiyar Wali Khan alleged that the policy of weakening democratic institutions is still on whereas democracy must reign supreme. He said that for this purpose neutral and transparent elections should be held and power be transferred to what he called to the newly elected…

Fast-tracking CPEC

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

The federal cabinet in its meeting scheduled for September 17, among other items on the agenda, would also consider pros and cons of establishing CPEC Authority to fast-track implementation of projects which have been included in its framework of this flagship initiative of China and Pakistan. Earlier, the parliamentary committee on CPEC in a meeting…

Government’s Housing schemes

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan approved three housing schemes one each in Peshawar, Swat and Hangu for providing low cost houses to the people under “Naya Pakistan Housing Programme” of the Prime Minister. The population of the provincial metropolis has increased at alarming speed. But after the launching of Regi Model Town in 2000, no new…

Demand of fresh polls

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Addressing a press conference, Senior PPP leader and former Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani made a demand for holding fresh elections. He criticised the Law Minister Farogh Naseem proposal of invoking Article 149 of the Constitution to sort out the lingering administrative issues of Karachi and described it illegal. He opined that federal government can…

Implementing IMF programme

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Responding to a question in a media briefing in Washington about cutting subsides and increase in tax collection, International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesperson Gerry Rice reminded the government of Pakistan about the two major components of fund’s loan programme worth $6 billion, which include mobalisation of sufficient domestic tax revenue and putting public debt on…

Teachers’ pen-down strike

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Peshawar University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has announced pen-down strike in all departments from September 16 and has demanded for the acceptance of their genuine demands. The issue of financial crisis in this university and a few other old public sector universities has gone worse due to the indifference shown by the provincial government. Khyber Pukhtunkhwa…

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…