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Military clampdown in IOK enters 78th consecutive day

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: The Kashmiris continued are living in the environment of fear and uncertainty continues due to the ongoing Indian military lockdown, which entered 78th straight day, today (Monday). According to Kashmir Media Service report, besides ban on internet across all platforms, prepaid cellular services continue to remain suspended. Shops and business establishment except…

EU calls for Afghanistan ceasefire as Esper visits Kabul

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: European Union officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in US-Taliban talks presented an opportunity to push for a truce, as the US defense secretary made an unexpected visit to Kabul. US President Donald Trump last month declared talks with the insurgents “dead”, citing a Taliban attack that…

Nine killed after ambulance collides with trailer in Mianwali

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report MIANWALI: As many as nine people were killed when an ambulance collided with a trailer at Multan Road in Head Pakka area near Mianwali in the wee hours of Monday. The ill-fated ambulance was carrying a patient from Bhakkar to Rawalpindi when it collided with a trailer. Ambulance caught fire due to gas…

Lasbela: PM Imran Khan to inaugurate Hub Power Station today

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate 1,320MW Hub Power Station built with Chinese support in will in the Lasbela District of Balochistan, on Monday (today). According to report, after the inauguration of Hub Power Station, Prime Minister Imran Khan will reach Karachi on one-day official visit where he is scheduled to meet…

FO summons Indian envoy to condemn ceasefire violations

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Director General (South Asia & SAARC) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Faisal Sunday summoned the Indian Chargé d’affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control (LoC) on October 19 and 20, 2019. Consequent to the unprovoked firing by Indian occupation forces including use…

Hafeez assures of economic growth

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Jalil Afridi Washington DC: Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Finance, Revenue and Economic growth, Dr Hafeez Sheikh assured that the economy of Pakistan is growing and that financial institutes are being strengthened. Hafeez Sheikh along with Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Reza Baqir briefed journalists at Pakistan Embassy about their recent visit…

Global

Thirty killed in DR Congo bus accident

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk DR CONGO: At least 30 people were killed when a packed bus came off the road and burst into flames overnight near Kinshasa, the DR Congo capital, a local official said Sunday. “The current toll is 30 dead. Eighteen others have third-degree burns,” Red Cross spokesman David Nsiala told AFP. “We are continuing…

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Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Two Green parties appeared to have made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country’s strongest but saw its support slip, a projection showed. The projection for SRF public television, several hours after polls closed, tallied with pre-election expectations that environmental concerns would…

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Iran’s nuclear industry 100% indigenized: AEOI

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): A high-ranking official at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the country’s nuclear activities have been entirely indigenized and the Islamic Republic has become self-sufficient in designing and manufacturing different types of centrifuge machines. “One-hundred percent of Iran’s nuclear industry activities have been indigenized and today, we are self-sufficient in designing…

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Hamas decries Israel’s participation in Bahrain meet

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk GAZA CITY: Palestinian resistance group Hamas has decried Israel’s participation in a U.S.-led maritime security meeting in Bahrain. Israel’s Channel 13 reported that an Israeli delegation would attend the event, due to open in Manama on Sunday. Israel and Bahrain do not have diplomatic relations. In a statement, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasim said…

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India: Ruling party leader asks Hindus to buy sword ahead of verdict

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: A ruling party leader in north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has asked members of his Hindu community to “buy swords made of iron instead of gold jewelery and silver vessels,” on Dhanteras. Dhanteras is a Hindu festival celebrated before the festival of Diwali and according to tradition, Hindus buy utensils…

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Three die after supermarket set on fire in Chile

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk SANTIAGO: At least three people died after a supermarket in the Chilean capital Santiago was set alight by demonstrators, while many flights into the city’s airport were suspended as crew were unable to get to work, the city’s governor said on Sunday. Santiago and other Chilean cities have been engulfed by several days…

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Pakistan

NAB seeks extension in Khursheed Shah’s physical remand

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report SUKKUR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has produced Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stalwart Khursheed Shah in an accountability court in Sukkur, on Monday. According to reports, NAB seeking extension in his physical remand for another 15 days in owning assets beyond means case. Amid tight security measures, the NAB officials produced PPP’s senior…

Police arrests two JUI-F leaders in capital

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Police has arrested two leaders of Jamiat Ulema Islam- Fazl (JUI-F) in Islamabad and a case was lodged against them by the police, on Monday. According to local news channel reports, Maulana Shafiq-ur-Rehman and Maulana Muhammad Irshad were arrested from Shams Colony along with banners for the JUI-F sit-in in their possession.…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

No martial law threat in country, says Ch Sarwar

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Sunday said that there was no threat of martial law in the country. Talking to the media after attending the 3rd-day of Urs celebrations of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh, he said that some people criticised the government, saying that it did not believe in dialogue process.…

Govt in contact with different opposition parties: Khattak

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Federal Minister for Defence and Chairman Negotiation Committee, Pervez Khattak has said that members of the panel are in contract with opposition parties including PML-N, PPP, JUI-F, ANP and maximum progress is made. Addressing a Sui gas pipeline inauguration ceremony he said that on behalf of Maulana Fazalur Rehman, Senator Ghafoor Haideri…

AGP report finds Rs2.5m irregularities in ICT affairs

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) found 2.5 million rupees irregularities in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration affairs while purchasing plants, CCTV cameras, LEDs and LCDS back in 2015 in violations of the Public Procurement Rules (PPRA) the documents available with The Frontier Post added. According to the details twin suicide…

Afghanistan

EU calls for Afghanistan ceasefire as Esper visits Kabul

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: European Union officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in US-Taliban talks presented an opportunity to push for a truce, as the US defense secretary made an unexpected visit to Kabul. US President Donald Trump last month declared talks with the insurgents “dead”, citing a Taliban attack that…

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Pompeo condemns Nangarhar attack

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in a statement on Saturday condemned the attack in Nangarhar, calling it an act of “cowardice and cruelty” and said that Washington remains committed to peace in Afghanistan. Two explosives went off in a mosque in the Jaw Dara area of the Haska Mena…

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10 Taliban, ISIS men killed, held in raids

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Special Forces killed an ISIS militant and detained 9 militants including 2 ISIS fighters and 7 Taliban during the operations in four provinces of Afghanistan. The military officials said Sunday the Special Forces arrested 4 Taliban militants and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak. The…

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ISIS man hailing from Iran surrendered

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: A militant of ISIS terrorist group hailing from Iran handed over himself to the Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to a statement released by Governor’s Office of Nangarhar province, the 23-year-old ISIS fighter surrendered to Afghan Border Forces in Haska Mina district. The militant confessed that Abdul Ahmad…

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Governor survives car bomb

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk MAIDAN SHAHR: Three policemen were killed, and two of the governor’s security guards were wounded, in a car bomb in Maidan Shahr. The incident occurred in Maidan Shahr while the provincial governor, Muzafaruddin Yemen, was attending an event at the police station in the city center; however, the governor was not injured, said…

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Gang of armed robbers busted in Kabul city

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The security forces busted a gang of armed robbers in Kabul city and arrested three persons, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said. According to a statement released by NDS, the Special Forces of the directorate busted the gang in fourth police district of the city. The statement further added that the…

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Business

Services’ trade exports decrease 7.15%

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The exports of services during the first two months of the current fiscal year decreased by 7.15 percent as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The services exports from the country during July-August (2019-20) were recorded at $809.03 million compared to the exports of $871.35 million during July-August (2018-19), showing…

Remittances slow down in first quarter to $5.47 billion

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: As the country received 1.43 percent lower remittances amounting to $5.47 billion in first quarter of 2019-20 compared to $5.55 billion in the same period of previous year the Pakistan Industrial & Traders Association Front has suggested the prime minister to announce incentives for overseas Pakistanis to push up foreign inflows. In…

Digital Economy to boost GDP up to $40 billion

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: ‘Digital economy in Pakistan’ has huge potential for boosting the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) up to the level of $ 40 billion, besides consolidating the local economy. Through the evolution of ‘Digital Economy’, Pakistan can rapidly achieve its economic agenda in all major sectors including trade and E-commerce, education and health…

SBS Distribution marks 10-year of excellence in IT sector

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Syed Business Solutions (SBS) Distribution on completion of 10 years of its successful operations in IT sector held a grand celebration. The company unveiled their new product line on this occasion which will be available for Pakistan’s IT & Security market. The new products include SuperMicro, Pivot3, Nexenta, Commvalut, Mobotix and…

CNIC restriction plummets cement sales per day by 50%

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The cement sales in the country have declined by more than 50 percent to almost 70,000 tons per day from 145,000 tons per day mainly due to the restriction of CNIC, as majority of the dealers are unregistered. Moreover, the high inflation and huge depreciation of the rupee versus US dollar along…

SAARC Chamber stresses need for exploiting trade, investment potentials

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: SAARC Chamber Sunday stressed the urgent need for fully exploiting immense trade avenues and investment potentials for economic integration in the region as South Asia holds strategic position in the world. According to a message received here from Colombo the leader of Pakistani delegation Iftikhar Ali Malik, currently attending 78th SAARC Chamber…

Sports

Richardson appointed match referee for Independence Cup

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former West Indies captain Richie Richardson has been appointed match referee by the ICC for the three-match T20 Independence Cup between Pakistan and the World XI side – the first instance since 2009 of an ICC match official overseeing cricket in Pakistan. Richardson has been a member of the ICC’s Elite Panel of…

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US Open: Sharapova easily won against Simona Halep

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2017

F.P. Report NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova made a stunning come back to the Grand Slam level by beating the World Number 2 Simona Halep in the US Open Championship. The Russian players easily won 6-4 4-6 6-3 in front of 24,000 crowd in night session crowd of  in New York. Sharapova,  was playing her first…

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Ali quick 84 runs puts England in command in second test

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2017

F.P. Report HEADINGLEY: Moeen Ali quick 84 runs on the fourth day of the second teast against West Indies assist the England team in getting the commanding position in the match. At the end of the fourth day, West Indian were 5/0 in their second innings and needing more 317 runs to achieve the challenging…

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Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round in Las Vegas

By The Frontier Post | August 27, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AFP): Floyd Mayweather extended his perfect career record to 50 fights unbeaten by stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of one of the richest bouts in boxing history. The former five-weight world champion faced flurries of early punches from UFC’s most iconic figure, who was making his debut in professional boxing at…

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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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Fashion & Movies

Film ‘Forced labour under largest democracy’ released

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A documentary titled, “Forced labour under the largest democracy” was released at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on the occasion of a programmed organized to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people. According to Kashmir Media Service, during the release of the film, the director of the film, Shafkat Raina briefed the audience about…

Junoon enthralls audience in US during world tour

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

NEW YORK (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s legendary rock band Junoon after making their striking comeback are now taking the United States of America by storm and flaring up fans who are travelling from all across the globe to witness the magic firsthand. The super trio have been captivating the audience seven seas across and are getting…

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with eager fan

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

LAS VEGAS (Web Desk): Lady Gaga went through a dangerously gut-wrenching fall during her concert in Las Vegas, after a fan she was dancing with, slipped and fell off the stage. Lady Gaga had her legs wrapped around the fan’s torso when he accidentally turned and slipped, taking Lady Gaga with him, nose diving off…

Jennifer Lawrence’s rehearsal dinner graced by Hollywood A-listers ahead of wedding

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

NEW YORK (Web Desk): Jennifer Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated stars, is getting ready for the next chapter in her life as the time for her to walk down the aisle to Cooke Maroney is almost here, with photos of her rehearsal dinner going viral. The 29-year-old Academy Award winning actor, ahead of her…

Katrina Kaif and Vidya Balan likely to be seen together in Aanand L Rai’s next

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: With Bollywood witnessing its best phase, more filmmakers are coming out to make women-centric films. The latest reports now suggest that actresses Katrina Kaif and Vidya Balan may come together for filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s next. The project will be helmed by debutant Anirudh Ganapathy, who has been associated with Aanand L…

Rakesh Roshan likely not to direct Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 4

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Hrithik Roshan as Krrish was deemed as India’s first superhero. It’s been almost five years that the superhero franshise hasn’t moved ahead. Last year, Rakesh Roshan had announced that Krrish 4 is going to be made and he is working on it. Later, due to the filmmaker’s ill health, the film was…

Science & Technology

SBS Distribution marks 10-year of excellence in IT sector

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Syed Business Solutions (SBS) Distribution on completion of 10 years of its successful operations in IT sector held a grand celebration. The company unveiled their new product line on this occasion which will be available for Pakistan’s IT & Security market. The new products include SuperMicro, Pivot3, Nexenta, Commvalut, Mobotix and…

NASA astronauts to perform first all-women spacewalk

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir of NASA are set to make a history by performing all-women spacewalk on Friday. The duo will begin their venture outside of the International Space Station (ISS) at 7:50 a.m. (1050 GMT) on Friday to replace a failed power controller, also known as a battery…

Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw: Samsung to deploy software patch

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: A flaw with Samsung’s top-end Galaxy S10 fingerprint system that allows the smartphone to be opened by a third party will soon be fixed, the tech giant said Thursday. A user in the UK told the Sun newspaper earlier this week her Samsung device could be unlocked by someone else simply by…

Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service will launch on November 19th

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service is right around the corner, and we knew nearly everything we needed to know about its launch — except when in November it’d go live for the first wave of early adopters who spent $130 for the Founder’s Edition package. We just got the answer at the…

PTCL posts double digit growth in net profit

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading telecom and ICT services provider, has announced its financial results for the nine months’ period ended September 30, 2019 at its Board of Directors’ meeting held in Islamabad on October 16, 2019. PTCL Group’s revenue for the nine months has grown year-on-year (YoY) by…

NASA found life on Mars in the 1970s but ignored it, former scientist claims

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A former Nasa scientist claims evidence of life was found on Mars in the 1970s but was ignored. Viking landers, a pair of space probes, were sent to the Martian surface more than 40 years ago to explore the planet. One of the tests they ran was known as Labeled Release, or…

Health

Govt dissolves PMDC, establishes Pakistan Medical Commission

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Sunday dissolved the existing body of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and established a new organization, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), to regulate medical profession in the country. According to an official of the ministry of national health services,  President Dr Arif Alvi signed a new ordinance titled…

Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW JERSEY: People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and other researchers. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, examined the effects of mindfulness and methadone therapy on…

Another child hit by polio in Lakki Marwat, toll mounts to 54 in KP

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The infuriated polio virus has left another child disabled for life as National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad on Friday notified a new polio case from Tehsil sarai Norang Lakki Marwat as the total count of polio cases jumps to 54 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the details, one wild polio virus…

200 sugar diagnostic kits distributed

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDIKOTAL: Two hundred sugar diagnostic kits were distributed among the deserving sugar patients here on Thursday. The kits comprised sugar diagnostic machine, blood pressure machine beside all necessary medicine ,needs to the sugar effectee. In private market the kit costs approximately Rs. 10000 to 12000. On behalf of the health department, Medical Superintendent…

Rheumatoid arthritis: 4 early symptoms that can help you check its progression

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system of the body (that’s responsible of attacking disease-causing foreign objects) mistakenly starts attacking the joints. This causes inflammation that leads to swelling in the tissue lining the joints. If the inflammation goes unchecked for long, it can damage the bones and…

Saeed Ghani inaugurates 10th Chest Pain Unit of NICVD

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report Karachi: Sindh Information, Archives and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani Tuesday inaugurated the 10th Chest Pain Unit (CPU) of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at New Karachi area of the city and claimed that NICVD had now become the world’s largest cardiac-care hospital which was performing highest number of angiographies, angioplasties, bypass…

Travel

Qantas completes test of longest non-stop passenger flight

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Australian carrier Qantas has completed a test of the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight as part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew and passengers. The Boeing 787-9 with 49 people on board took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly from New York to Sydney, a 16,200-km (10,066-mile)…

Finland’s ‘Be more like a Finn’ campaign joins growing list of tourism pledge initiatives

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk FINLAND: Finland has become the latest destination to introduce a tourism pledge, asking visitors to the country to promise to respect its nature, culture and inhabitants. Forming part of a wider sustainability drive that focuses on Finnish values and traditions, such as embracing the outdoors, foraging and recycling, the pledge requires visitors to…

Overrun by Tourists, American Cities Are Taking Aim at Hotels

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAROLINA: Peggy Malaspina, a resident of Charleston’s French Quarter neighborhood, is comfortable living among the hordes of tourists flocking to this charming South Carolina city of horse-drawn carriages, lush private courtyards, and 18th century churches. Every so often, she’ll spot someone peering into the windows of her home, assuming it’s a restaurant. If…

Nur-Sultan hosts UN urban tourism summit

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NUR-SULTAN: Nur-Sultan hosted Oct. 9-10 the United National World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Summit on Urban Tourism. More than 700 delegates from 30 countries gathered to explore the definition of smart cities and smart destinations and the role of tourism in the development of cities. The two-day event, which also included the adoption of…

Saudi Arabia opens tourist visas to U.S., European visa holders

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU’s Schengen zone, expanding eligibility beyond an initial list of 49 countries. The conservative Muslim kingdom, relatively closed off for decades, launched a new visa regime…

Thailand: Finance Ministry approves stimulus package to spur tourism

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: The Finance Ministry has now approved a stimulus package for the last three months of the year to boost Thailand’s tourism sector. The aim is achieve a 3% growth rate. The Thai Tourism and Sports permanent secretary Chote Trachu says the purpose is to increase the total tourist arrivals for the second…

Articles

Boris Johnson has his marketing campaign slogan prepared

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Therese Raphael There was very practically a bedtime Brexit story that went one thing like this: And so, lastly, the porridge was excellent, Parliament ate up Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal after which, glad, went to mattress. The Finish. After all, lawmakers didn’t eat up and this interminable story isn’t over. Saturday’s parliamentary session as a…

War on psyche

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

Ruhail Andrabi Warfare has witnessed significant transformation over the decades. In the modern era of warfare, states openly confront rivals by bombing, missile attacks and heavy use of armed forces. Such as in the case of Syria by the Assad regime, in Vietnam and Afghanistan by the US. The unprecedented use of mass weaponry or…

An analysis of Tunisia’s electoral results

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

Hafijur Rahman Tunisia’s historical parliamentary election was held on Oct. 6, 2019, the third election after the Arab Spring. Just three weeks after the first round of the presidential race, this election was crucial for political parties due to the loss of support reflected in the votes in the presidential election. The second round of…

The Muslim ‘Euro’

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Fauzia Mubarik Prime Minister Imran Khan seems keen to develop strong ties with the Muslim countries and appears cautiously looking towards creating favourable monetary deals with the Islamic economies. This reminds one about the concept of ‘Euro’. Euro is the authorized and regulated tradable currency operationalized exclusively and unanimously by 19 of the European countries.…

The fate of national identities in Middle East: A failed imitation

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2019

Mehmet Fahri Danis The prototype of the modern nation-state and the identity of “national citizen” that was born out of it began to become prevalent from the early 19th century onward as the pattern of dominant political organization. Being largely a result of Europe’s peculiar political and cultural development, this structural transformation had a characteristic…

The protest of Iraq’s ‘left behind’

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2019

Ibrahim al-Marashi The most recent protests differ radically in their demands and the harsh government response has raised the stak. On the 4th of July 2018, Iraqi rapper I-NZ released “This is Iraq,” inspired by Childish Gambino’s video “This Is America.” The Iraqi video focused on the effects of the 2003 invasion, ranging from Abu…

Editorial

Nip evil in the bud

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

The federal government has decided to ban Ansar-ul-Isalm, a baton laden subordinate organisation of Jamiate-ul-Isamam (F). The leadership of the party claims that it is a volunteer force, which is hard to justify if the, drill,  march past and salute given to Maulana Fazalu Rehman and subsequent motorbike rally a few days ago in Peshawar…

PM’s assessment of economy

By The Frontier Post | October 21, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a tweet that his intelligent team of economic managers has achieved turnaround of economy, which was plagued by acute stagflation, bulging current account deficit, lowering production and other macroeconomic imbalances in one year of the tenure of present. The Prime Minister supported his analysis by 5.6 percent growth in…

Regulatory authority versus private hospitals

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

The prolonged strike of doctors in government hospitals and early end of it not in sight has provided an opportunity to private hospitals to fleece the people who seek outdoor treatment there. The doctors in private hospitals and clinics have abnormally raised their consultancy fee well above Rs.2000 and rate of blood screening test for…

Short leash

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2019

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in its plenary session in Paris decided to retain Pakistan on greylist for a further period of four months till February, 2020 and urged for full compliance of all 27 points of the action plan for curbing money laundering and terror financing. The international watchdog has acknowledged that some…

Hong Kong-style riots to haunt West

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Supporters of the Catalan separatist movement publicly declared to have learned from the Hong Kong demonstrators, promoting the latter’s tactics such as to “be water” and wearing masks to reduce the risk of being arrested. They seized the local airport on Monday and Tuesday, forcing a large number of flights to cancel. They also blocked…

Empowering youth

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched an ambitious “Kamyab Jawan Programme” in a ceremony held at Jinnah Convention Center Islamabad. It is a multidimensional programme of technically and economically empowering the talented youth, facilitating financial assistance for acquiring higher education and training, skill development, inculcating and refining entrepreneurial expertise and civic engagements. The total outlay of…

Arts and Literature

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two winners were named – one for 2019 and one for 2018 – because the prize was not awarded last year. The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it in 2018 after a sexual…

Iran, Pakistan to boost joint cultural artistic and literary programs

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: At a meeting with Head of Sufi Tabassum Academy, Director of Iran’s Culture ‎House in Lahore, Pakistan stressed on boosting cultural, artistic and literary cooperation ‎between the two parties. According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Ali Akbar Rezaei-Fard, Director of Iran’s Culture…

Lit & Luz Festival unites U.S. and Mexican cultures across borders, art genres

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

The day after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca in February 2018, the streets of Pilsen were quieter, more tense than usual for a winter day. That’s how photojournalist Sebastián Hidalgo remembers the day, after seeing the pouring out of family members checking in on their relatives on the other side of the border using social…

Event on translation of Perveen Shakir’s poetry held in Jeddah

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2019

F.P. Report JEDDAH: Oxford University Press organized an event for its publication, Defiance of the Rose: Selected Poems by Perveen Shakir translated from Urdu by Naima Rashid, in Jeddah. The event was held at Medd Café and Roastery, in partnership with four communities— Jeddah Reads, Jeddah Cultural Exchange Company, Joy of Urdu, and Medd Café—which…

KUAF Arts Beat: Born to Pakistani Immigrant Parents in London She Now Paints Her Culture in Arkansas

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: How does a London native born to Pakistani immigrants end up moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to create detailed portraits adorned in elaborate duptta scarves painted in tribute to her rich cultural history? Find out, in this conversation with painter Shabana Kauser. “If you’d said to me 15 years ago, you’re going to…

Learning Mandarin in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pan Yuqi, the first secretary of the culture department at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, talks about the rise in the number of young Pakistanis learning Mandarin. Q. Since a few years now, Chinese-language courses are being taught in Pakistan. How do you see this development? Mr. Yuqi: Such developments are bringing…