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China dismisses US warning to Pakistan on CPEC

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Dismissing Washington’s warning to Islamabad over Beijing’s giant infrastructure push, Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing has said that Pakistan-China relations were based on “win-win cooperation” and were mutually beneficial for both countries. US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Alice Wells had warned Pakistan that it would face long-term economic damage…

PTI’s local govt system for K-P, Punjab will empower people: PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report MIANWALI: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that a local government system envisaged by the incumbent government for Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would empower the people at the grassroot level. The prime minister was in Mianwali to perform groundbreaking ceremonies of multiple projects in the health, education, water and communications sector. PM…

Justice Gulzar Ahmed to replace Asif Saeed Khosa as new chief justice of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law and Justice on Friday forwarded a summary to the Prime Minister’s Office for the appointment of Justice Gulzar Ahmed as the new chief justice of Pakistan. Incumbent Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who became the country’s top judge in January last year, is retiring on December 20 this…

COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa visits Engineers Centre Risalpur

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited Engineers Centre Risalpur. In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS acknowledged role and performance of Corps of Engineers in operations, during natural calamities and for nation building projects. Gen Qama Bajwa installed Lieutenant General Moazzam…

LHC bars media coverage of protests on Mall Road

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday released interim written order in case pertaining to protests and sit-ins at The Mall. LHC judge Justice Jawad while issuing 12-page written order summoned draft legislation regarding declaring red zone in the provincial capital on November 25. The court while ordering Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory…

PML-N lashes out at PM Imran, calls him a ‘mental patient’

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday lashed out at Prime Minister Imran, referring to him as a ‘mental patient’. Speaking to media, Marriyum said that after today’s speech it was clear that the prime minister was a mental patient and needed get himself checked. “We’re convinced Imran Khan is…

Global

UK: Prince Andrew stripped of royal duties

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The Queen stripped Prince Andrew of his royal duties due to his past relations with late American financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In a statement late on Wednesday, Andrew said he would not take part in royal duties as his friendship with the late convicted pedophile had caused “major disruption”…

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Chinese FM: US bill aims to ‘destroy Hong Kong’

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday condemned the passage of a US bill lauding pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, saying it “indulges violent criminals” and aims to “muddle or even destroy Hong Kong.” The legislation is “a naked interference in China’s internal affairs”, Wang told former US defense secretary William Cohen…

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UN nuclear watchdog urges Iran to cooperate

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk VIENNA: The UN’s nuclear watchdog on Thursday urged Iran to fully cooperate with it to resolve outstanding issues. Cornel Feruta, acting director general of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), spoke to the board of governors at its headquarters in Vienna. Feruta shared a report at the meeting which provided details of Iran’s installation…

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North Korea thanks South, rejects invitation to ASEAN summit

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

SEOUL (Agencies): North Korea has rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong-un to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in the South Korean capital, Seoul, to be held next week. Kim received the letter of invitation from South Korean President Moon Jae-in on November 5, with an offer for a special envoy…

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Trump orders Navy not to eject Gallagher from SEALs

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump ordered Thursday the Navy not to remove Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher from its elite SEALs special operation force. “The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin,” Trumps said on Twitter. “This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get…

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Over 29,000 children killed in Syria since 2011

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: More than 29,000 children have been killed since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011, said a report by a London-based rights watchdog. In a report released on the occasion of World Children’s Day on Wednesday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said it documented deaths of 22,753 children…

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Pakistan

President lauds services rendered by outgoing CJCSC for country’s defence

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Zubair Mahmood Hayat paid a farewell call on President Arif Alvi in Islamabad. The President lauded the services rendered by the outgoing Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee for defence of the country. He said that General Zubair Mahmood Hayat is a true professional…

Record legislation done by Punjab govt so far: CM Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday said that record legislation has been done by the Punjab Assembly during the tenure of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led coalition government so far. Talking to members of the Punjab Assembly, who called on the chief minister at his office on Friday, he issued…

Plan C: JUI-F, other parties stage anti-govt protest throughout country

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) has implemented ‘Plan C’ by organizing protests in various cities of the country against the incumbent government. Leaders and activists of other political parties, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), participated in the demonstrations. The Opposition staged a rally outside the National Press Club in Islamabad, in which JUI-F,…

PTI-led govt believes in further strengthening judiciary: Dr. Firdous

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report SIALKOT: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government believes in further strengthening the judiciary as a sovereign and independent institution. Talking to the journalists in Sialkot, Dr. Firdous said that recent remarks of the Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the…

Sindh govt lifts ban on arms licences

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh government on Friday lifted the ban imposed on arms licences across the province. According to a notification issued by the home ministry, non-prohibited bore computerized licences will be issued after completion of all formalities. The arms licences will be issued under Sindh Arms Licences Act, the notification said and added…

CPEC second phase to bring about socioeconomic benefits to people: Asad Umar

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform and Special Initiative Asad Umar on Friday said that ongoing phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring about socioeconomic benefits for the welfare of the people. He noted that the bilateral framework agreements has now entered into the second phase with focus on poverty…

Afghanistan

Afghan forces clash with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAWZJAN: The security forces killed three Taliban militants during two separate clashes in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said. According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Darya Khana area of Darzab district and Charshangho area of Manjeek district on Wednesday…

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Report attributing large number of deaths to Islamic Emirate rejected

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KABIL: An intelligence institute working under the name ‘Economics and Peace’ headquartered in Sydney, Australia, attributed a large number of global deaths to the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate in a malignant study!!? We strongly condemn and categorically reject the report by this intelligence organ that tries to exploit the name of peace, economics…

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Hekmatyar warns Ghani over election crisis

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Hekmatyar, presidential candidate, warned President Ghani in a letter about a possible election crisis, and he urged the president to pay attention to candidates’ demands. In the letter, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar expressed his concerns about the organized fraud on election day, vote counting, and the audit process by the Dermalog company. Hekmatyar wrote…

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Daesh crawls back into the hole it came from!!

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KABIL: Nangarhar – considered command central of Daesh Khurasan chapter – was completely cleansed from this scourge in the decisive and well-planned operations by the victorious knights of Islamic Emirate. Daesh operated in seven districts of Nangarhar, inflicting unspeakable horrors upon the locals and causing mass displacements, a tragedy which is being remedied…

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12 Taliban militants killed, hurt

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WARDAK: The Afghan forces clashed with Taliban militants in Wardak and Paktiya killing and wounding at least 12 militants. The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement the security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Ibrahim Khel and Kashmiryan areas. The statement further added the security forces killed 4 Taliban militants during the…

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Kids’ show Baghch-e-Simsim launches 7th season

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: TOLO television opens the 7th season of the Baghch-e-Simsim children’s program in Kabul. Officials at the television and radio program in Afghanistan say the program will encourage pre-school and elementary school children to learn more. Baghch-e-Simsim is an Afghan variation of the well-known US series “Sesame Street,” and has been aired on…

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Business

UBG to sweep FPCCI elections with thumping majority: Ilyas Bilour

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Senator Muhammad Ilyas Bilour Thursday said that United Business Group (UBG) would sweep annual elections of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) for 6th time consecutively as it emerged the most popular leading trade body after landslide victory of overwhelming majority of its candidates in regional elections of the…

PFC all set for 3-day 11th Interiors Expo-2019

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) is all set to hold 3-day mega 11th Interiors Pakistan Expo 2019 from November 22 here at Expo Center to promote and introduce Pakistani interiors, furniture and accessories in and outside Pakistan. “This exhibition has now opened new vistas and venues to the amazing potential and calibre of…

Engro Fertilizers donates crop protection to government to combat locust attack

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: To combat the recent locust attack and counter the threat to the agricultural sector in Sindh and Punjab, Engro Fertilizers Ltd donated 6.7 tons of crop protection, worth PKR 4.6 million, to the Federal government. Due to change of weather and recent spell of rains, the onslaught of desert locust swarms has…

FBR appreciates services of retiring member FATE

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has acknowledged and appreciated the services of retiring Member FATE Mustafa Sajjad Hassan in the Board-in -Council Meeting. All the members of FBR attended the meeting and paid tribute to the services of retiring officer. Chairman FBR Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi presented a shield to Mr. Mustafa…

Pakistan Cables, NOWPDP partner for empowering persons with disabilities

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Cables recently co-sponsored the construction of a newly built training centre for disabled people at the office premises of NOWPDP in Karachi. Mr. Fahd K. Chinoy, CEO Pakistan Cables was present at the inauguration ceremony. Ms. Ronak Lakhani, Trustee NOWPDP, Ms. Freeha] Hashwani and Omair Ahmad, Executive Director NOWPDP were also…

Power tariff increased by Rs 1.83 per unit

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In order to generate Rs 24 billion revenue to ex-Wapda Distribution Companies (Discos), the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) notified a Rs1.83 per unit increase in electricity tariff. According to the details, the new prices were notified under monthly fuel price adjustment for electricity consumed in September. Nepra in its notification…

Sports

Australia ‘golden girl’ Betty Cuthbert dies aged 79

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Betty Cuthbert (in wheelchair) and Raelene Boyle at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Australian sprinting legend and four-time Olympic gold medallist Betty Cuthbert has died aged 79. At the age of 18, Cuthbert won three gold medals at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics – the 100m,…

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Eiffel Tower lights up in PSG colours to welcome Neymar

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2017

Web Desk The Eiffel Tower put on a spectacular lights display Saturday night to welcome Brazilian football star Neymar Jr in a truly Parisian fashion. The iconic landmark lit up in Paris Saint-Germain colours of red and blue, with a screen on the tower flashing the message: ‘Welcome Neymar Jr’ to celebrate the athlete’s arrival.…

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Tennis: Keys shocks Muguruza to reach Stanford final

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Madison Keys roared past top-seeded Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to book an all-American WTA Stanford final against CoCo Vandeweghe. Keys, the third seed, needed just 57 minutes to subdue Muguruza, who claimed the second Grand Slam title of her career when she beat Venus Williams in the…

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I have no future in politics, tells Younis Khan

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2017

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Former Pakistan Test batsman Younis Khan has clarified the reports claiming he will soon enter politics, saying that he believes there is no future for him in politics as he wants to spend his life doing welfare activities. The 40-year-old cricketer who recently took his retirement after the 2017 West Indies Test…

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Anderson stars as England eye series win against South Africa

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2017

MANCHESTER (AFP): James Anderson took four wickets from the newly-named James Anderson End to put England in a commanding position against South Africa in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday. South Africa were 220 for nine in reply to England´s first innings 362, featuring Jonny Bairstow´s 99, at stumps on the second day.…

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Syria national basketball team hoops against the odds

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2017

DAMASCUS (AFP): Khalil Khoury dribbles a basketball deftly down the dilapidated gym where he and the rest of the Syrian national team train, passing it through his legs before a silky-smooth lay-up. Since Syria’s conflict erupted in March 2011, Khoury’s team has seen its ranks dwindle and its options for training venues shrink. But it…

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Fashion & Movies

Saif Ali Khan’s Jawaani Jaaneman now to be released next year

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Saif Ali Khan surely has his kitty full with interesting projects currently and one such project is Jawaani Jaaneman. The film was set to hit the theatres this month. It was scheduled to release on November 29, however, the makers have now shifted it to next year. Jawaani Jaaneman also stars Tabu…

Jennifer Aniston breaks down as she bids adieu to her friends in LA

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Jennifer Aniston is making headlines again leaving all of us fretting as she was spotted exiting a restaurant on the verge of breakdown. The Murder Mystery star left quite a number of her fans anxious and concerned after she was papped at a night out in Los Angeles with an expression…

Major gains for women, minorities in television directing

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A record number of television episodes were helmed by women or directors of color in the 2018-19 season, according to a report released on Tuesday, highlighting major gains in an industry that has sought to be more inclusive. The Episodic Television Director Inclusion Report covering that season said that for the…

The crown’ peddles subversive republican message, says royal historian

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Television series “The Crown” might have won millions of fans across the globe with its dramatization of the life and reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth but one royal historian has accused it of peddling a subversive republican message. The third season of the hit Netflix show was released on Sunday, portraying events…

Makeup giant Coty to pay $600mn for majority stake in Kylie Jenner cosmetics brand

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Beauty products giant Coty announced Monday a deal to take a majority stake in Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics and skincare company, marrying Jenner’s celebrity prominence with Coty’s distribution and commercial prowess. Under the transaction, Coty, whose brands include Hugo Boss and Burberry fragrances, will pay $500 million for a 51 per cent stake…

Gang behind Rabi Pirzada video leak targets model Samara Chaudhry: report

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After the Rabi Pirzada scandal, another Pakistani model Samara Chaudhry has fallen victim to private pictures and videos being leaked online by anonymous trolls. Arab publication Gulf News reports that several private photos and videos of model Chaudhry have gone viral. The model has not yet commented on the issue. According to…

Science & Technology

Google is blatantly lying about the quality of Stadia’s games, and that’s not okay

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk Google Stadia is an ambitious project that, unfortunately, is off to a rough start, thanks to lofty expectations, head-scratching decisions, and annoying hiccups. However, looking past most of that, the biggest problem that Stadia currently faces is that Google has been blatantly lying about the quality of 4K games on the service. With…

French media launch copyright case against Google

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: French media organisations lodged a complaint against Google to the country’s competition authority Wednesday over the US internet giant’s refusal to pay for displaying their content. The move sets up a legal fight with Google over a new EU copyright law that could have huge repercussions for the future of the press.…

Scientists find evidence of missing neutron star

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk CARDIFF: The leftovers from a spectacular supernova that revolutionised our understanding of how stars end their lives have finally been spotted by astronomers at Cardiff University. The scientists claim to have found evidence of the location of a neutron star that was left behind when a massive star ended its life in a…

Some 70K fake anti-Morales Twitter IDs created in Bolivia

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Nearly 70,000 fake Twitter accounts were created to support the departure of former President Evo Morales in Bolivia, regional media reported late Monday. According to a study by Julian Macias Tovar, head of social networks for the Spanish party Podemos, the false accounts were mobilized to legitimize the ouster of Evo Morales…

Japan space probe on its way back after asteroid mission

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: A Japanese space probe is heading home from an asteroid 250 million km (155 million miles) from Earth after collecting sub-surface samples that could help scientists seeking the origins of life, Japan’s space agency said on Monday. Asteroids are believed to have formed at the dawn of the solar system and scientists…

Apple launches 16-inch MacBook Pro to replace 15-inch model

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Apple introduced the all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro on its website today. The new laptop is available for pre-order and will be available in Apple Stores around the world starting this week. This new version of Apple’s insanely popular professional level laptop is intended to replace the similarly sized 15-inch model, and will…

Health

Plant based diet may prevent cognitive decline, reveals study

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: Life expectancy of people around the world has increased and UN statistics estimate that the global population aged 80 years or over will be around 425 million by 2050 from around 137 million in 2017. However, with an ageing population the numbers of people affected by cognitive decline is set to increase.…

More dengue fever cases surface in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI:  At least 158 more dengue fever cases were detected across Karachi city in last 24 hours, taking the reported cases toll to 12,844 since 1st Jan 2019. Spokesman for Prevention and Control Program for Dengue (PCPD) Sindh, while talking to PPI, informed that  as many as 178  new dengue fever cases surfaced…

Distribution of Nutrition commodities inaugurated

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

FP. Report PESHAWAR: Minister for Health Dr. Hisham Inam Ullah khan has inaugurated Enhanced Nutrition for Mother and Children Project and distribution of Nutritional Commodities here in a local hotel on Wednesday. The Minister said that from the day first the Prime Minister Imran Khan has talked about the malnourished children, adding that we thankful…

Polio workers directed to perform duties with dedication

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Kazim Niaz Tuesday directed polio workers to dedicatedly work for the eradication of disease and save our children from permanent crippling. He was chairing a meeting to review anti polio drive. Expressing dissatisfaction over comprehensive strategy for anti-polio drive, he stressed to create awareness among people about…

Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal . The researchers in South Korea found that people who did less moderate or…

Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAO PAULO: Stress while driving is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac complications such as heart attack (myocardial infarction), according to studies published in recent years. Selecting suitable driving music may be one way to mitigate this risk. A study by researchers at São Paulo State University…

Travel

Music tourism ‘generates £90m’ for Northern Ireland in 2018

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: Music tourism in Northern Ireland generated £90m of spending in 2018, according to a new report. It was compiled by UK Music, the industry body of the British music industry. The figure includes money spent on things like tickets, merchandise and accommodation as well as spending by organisers running an event. The…

Hong Kong tourism battered as protests hurt economy

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Hong Kong tourism has been one of the worst hit sectors in the region, as escalating confrontations between the police and anti-government protestors have kept visitors, particularly from Mainland China, away. Tourism is a major driver of the economy, accounting for roughly four per cent of Hong Kong’s GDP and employing some…

South African Airways strike continues

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: A strike by disgruntled employees of South Africa’s national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) continued for a fifth day on Tuesday forcing domestic flights to remain grounded. On Monday the airline said in a statement it is pleased to announce its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African…

California’s Sonoma wine country reckons with wildfire damage to tourism economy

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SONOMA: As ash settles from the recent wildfires in one of the world’s most recognizable wine regions, the battle-tested vintners now face another problem – discouraged tourists. The wildfires in California’s Sonoma County are among the largest and most intense in the state’s history. Fortunately for the wineries, the fires came at the…

Mexican Caribbean ramps up UK tourism presence

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk  MEXICO: Mexican Caribbean travel leaders including Quintana Roo Tourism Board director Dario Flota Ocampo, Secretary of Tourism Marisol Vanegas Perez, and state representatives concluded a successful appearance last week at London’s World Travel Market, focused on the region’s top European market. On the last day of the market, Vanegas Perez held a meeting…

Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism, hard currency

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MEROE: Portuguese architect Tania Monteiro and her husband are almost alone as they tour Sudan’s pyramids, a world-class attraction long neglected by the world. “People are really, really nice, always very welcoming,” Monteiro said on a recent visit to Meroe, an ancient city on the east bank of the River Nile about 200…

Articles

What is accelerated learning program and what is the need???

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Rabia Sattar Pakistan is facing a serious challenge to ensure all children, particularly the most disadvantaged, attend, stay and learn in school. While enrollment and retention rates are improving, progress has been slow to improve education indicators in Pakistan.  Currently, Pakistan has the world’s second-highest number of out-of-school children (OOSC) with an estimated 22.8 million children aged…

Why Syria safe zones?

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Jaffar Hasnain Turkey proposed the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria long before it started its anti-terror Operation Peace Spring to ensure the safety of its civilians and prevent the creation of a terror corridor along its border with Syria. A safe zone not only promises a secure place for Syrian refugees in…

What Pakistan Can Learn From the China Model

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Umar. I. Akhtar China’s staggering economic success over the last four decades can be attributed to its distinct political model which is neither ‘liberal democracy’ nor ‘authoritarianism’ but rather, a ‘political meritocracy’. In this model, leaders with superior ability and virtue are promoted and selected. It is argued that this model is more suited to…

Americans have a ‘gun’ problem

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Restricting individual armament is one of the main agenda items of the US elections in 2020. In several columns I have written, I have stated that this issue is one of the most important rifts between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans see individual armament as a sacred right and block restrictions. Gun lobbies, especially…

Humanitarian crisis in Indian Annexed Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Iqbal Khan Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has expressed disappointment over the recent statement of Karen Pierce, president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in which she said the council would not be discussing the Kashmir situation this month because the matter was taken up 11 weeks ago. “When will…

‘Hillary partisans’: Whistleblower’s Ukrainegate & Steele’s Russiagate used same playbook

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Ekaterina Blinova The involvement of the Ukrainegate whistleblower, nonprofit Values United, and their legal partners in a recent impeachment case bears strong resemblance to Fusion GPS and its contractor Christopher Steele’s Russiagate effort, says Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, who alleges that Values United deserves IRS scrutiny as a potential fraud. On 12 November, Fox…

Editorial

Renewable energy policy

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

At last the federal government has realised that electricity tariff in Pakistan is highest in the world, hitting hard all categories of consumers and hindering the process of economic development. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, power minster Omer Ayub Khan blamed the wrong policies of previous governments for the escalated cost of electricity generation.…

Delays in donors’ funded projects

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

In a briefing of Economic Affairs Ministry, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed annoyance over the snail pace implementation of ongoing projects and procedural delays in initiating new ones. These tactics of bureaucratic red tap and policy of pick and choose under political pressure compel the global lending agencies to put on hold the release of…

Education sector reforms

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

The reforms introduced in elementary and secondary education in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa did raise the quality of education in government schools up to some extent and relatively increased the number of students in urban areas but it does not fully justify the governments claim to have fully restored the confidence of the people in these institutions…

Enhancing agriculture credit

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Chairing the annual meeting of Agriculture Credit Advisory Committee, Governor State Bank Reza Baqir appreciated the increase in the quantum of agriculture credit disbursement over Rs.1 trillion. However, he emphasised diversion of more financial resources to provinces which had not received its due share in agriculture financing. The central bank governor told that agriculture credit…

Renegotiating TAPI gas price

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

An intergovernmental agreement had been made for the supply of gas through pipeline by Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It now appears that like the gas import agreements made by the previous governments with Iran and Qatar, the TAPI agreement has also transparency issues, particularly price per mmbtu. India had walked out of the…

External balance

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Current account balance of foreign trade has registered a moderate surplus of $99 million in October whereas it witnessed a deficit of $284 million in the preceding month of September and $1280 million in the same month last year. The surplus in merchandise trade has come after four years of massive deficit that confronted the…

Arts and Literature

Book fair in Govt Degree College held

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: To promote reading habit and to enhance book culture, a day long book fair was held here in government degree college, Landi Kotal on Tuesday. The activity was organized under the banner of National Book Foundation and hundreds of thousands books of various publishers on different topics including Religion, Hadith, Serat,…

OUP announces regional winners

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Oxford University Press, the world’s largest university press, today announced the names of winners of Oxford Big Read Asia, an annual reading and writing campaign for primary and secondary students. From Pakistan, Hasan Adil who studies in class 8 at Siddeeq Public School, Islamabad, won the Special Commendation prize in the Level…

Three-day book fair kicks off at AUP

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.R. Report PESHAWAR: The three-day 9th annual book fair, organized by the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), University Campus, has kicked off here at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar (AUP). As many as fifty national as well as international book stalls have been set up at the university’s library lawn which were offering books on fifty percent…

A literary man in a political situation

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHARJAH: On 27 November 1885, Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist and the inventor of the highly explosive substance known as dynamite, dedicated the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, to be awarded each year after his death, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Since 1901,…

IJT photos exhibition shows Indian atrocities in IoK

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday organized a photo exhibition at the Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Chowk to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The exhibition, portraying the Indian forces atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris, attracted a large number of students including senior faculty members. Director Area Study…

Oxford University Press organizes its annual book fair

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The annual month-long Oxford Book Fair, organized by Oxford University Press (OUP), commenced on Friday and will continue till 30 November at the Oxford Bookshops in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Hyderabad, and Sukkur. The much-awaited yearly event offers huge discounts on an extensive…