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Pak Army troops assisting civil administration nationwide: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Army troops are assisting civil administration across the country. According to ISPR, the Federal and Provincial Administration is hard at work protecting the public from the coronavirus and law enforcement agencies including Pak Army are monitoring various entry and exit points within the country. According to…

Dr Zafar Mirza says 25 people have recovered from coronavirus so far

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Saturday that in Pakistan so far 25 people have recovered from the coronavirus pandemic. The SAPM was addressing media on the latest figures related to the pandemic, he was accompanied by SAPM on National Security Moeed Yusuf and NDMA Chairman Lt…

KP government can conduct 500 coronavirus tests each day, says Ajmal Wazir

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spokesperson Ajmal Wazir Khan revealed on Saturday that the provincial government had increased its coronavirus testing capabilities to ensure 500 persons can be tested for the virus each day. Speaking at a news conference, he confirmed the death of a woman from Dir district, saying that her coronavirus test result…

Chinese doctors, coronavirus relief supplies arrive in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A special plane from China carrying an eight member medical team and relief assistance for Pakistan’s fight against the coronavirus touched down in Islamabad on Saturday, according to state-owned Radio Pakistan. The novel coronavirus first broke out in China’s Hubei province late last year, and was declared a global pandemic by the…

Hamza Shehbaz files bail plea in LHC

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Hamza Shehbaz has filed a bail plea in Lahore High Court (LHC) as coronavirus continues to spread in the country. The plea states that coronavirus is spreading all over the world including Pakistan and according to media reports suspected patients of the virus are present in the jails and Opposition Leader of…

Coronavirus cases climb to 1408 in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan on Friday has reported 11 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases have surged to 1408 as 457 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Sindh, 133 in Balochistan, 490 in Punjab, 180 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 107 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 39 in Islamabad and two in Azad…

Global

Coronavirus cases surpass 600,000 globally

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

BERLIN (AA): The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe climbed to over 600,000 on Saturday, according to figures compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The disease known as COVID-19, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 177 countries and regions around the globe, while a total of 27,862…

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Iran to cover 90% of COVID-19 patients’ expenses

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

TEHRAN (AA): Iran announced on Saturday that it would cover 90% of the health care expenses of each of its citizens diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. Speaking at the country’s coronavirus prevention center in the capital Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani said the government had fortified the country’s health care system over the past six years,…

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COVID-19: Spain’s death toll jumps to beyond 5,600

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

OVIEDO, Spain (Reuters): With 832 additional deaths in 24 hours, Spain’s death toll surged to 5,690 on Saturday, according to data released by the country’s Ministry of Health. The ministry also reported a 12% jump in cases from yesterday, bringing total confirmed cases to 72,248. According to the data, 40,630 people in Spain have been…

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Israeli warplanes strike Hamas targets in Gaza

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

GAZA CITY (AA): Israel reportedly launched airstrikes targeting Palestinian resistance group Hamas two positions in the Gaza Strip late Friday. Positions belonging to the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, were hit by missiles launched from Israeli warplanes, said sources who said there were no casualties according to initial assessments. The Israeli military claimed…

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Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 2,517

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

TEHRAN (AA): A total of 139 people in Iran have died due to the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll up to 2,517, health officials announced on Saturday. Health Ministry spokesperson Kianoush Jahanpour said 3,076 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the…

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Nigeria: At least 100 Boko Haram terrorists killed

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): At least 100 terrorists were killed in counter-terror operations against Boko Haram., officials said late Friday. Military Training and Operations Chief Enobong Okon Udoh said the terrorists were killed in the offensive against Boko Haram in the province of Borno. Udoh said an attack by the terror group Monday killed 28 soldiers…

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Pakistan

600 bottles of fake sanitizers seized in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

F.P Report PESHAWAR: Officials of district administration along with city police raided a plaza in Faqirabad area of provincial city and took into possession about 600 bottles of substandard sanitizers and also apprehended three persons on the spot. As per a news release issued by district administration spokesman on Saturday saying the additional assistant commissioner…

Pakistan urges UK to restructure debts of developing countries

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has conveyed Pakistan’s wish to restructuring the debts of the developing countries so that they can readjust their priorities and resources in saving the precious lives amid the insecurity caused by the coronavirus, during a phone call with his British counterpart Dominic Raab. The Pakistani FM called…

Doctors playing central role in fight against coronavirus: Shehbaz Sharif

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif has said that doctors and medical experts are playing a central role in fight against coronavirus. He expressed these views during a consultation meeting with doctors and other medical staff. Mian Shehbaz Sharif thanked doctors for participating in the meeting and said that medical…

Millions of Pakistani madrasa students left out as classes move online

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Millions of madrasa students are facing an uncertain future, as unlike other educational institutions in Pakistan their schools are unable to go online amid the country-wide suspension of classes. “My exams were scheduled for the third week of March, but the coronavirus has disrupted all our plans,” said Muhammad Jamshed who attends…

Four doctors tested positive for coronavirus in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Four doctors working at private hospitals were tested positive for coronavirus in Karachi on Saturday. The Aga Khan Hospital officials said three employees, including a surgeon and a radiologist, were infected by the virus, after which all the patients had been barred from entering the premises. Similarly, the Liaquat National Hospital said…

Govt to bring back Pakistanis stranded in different countries: Zulfiqar Bukhari

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari has said that the government is taking measures to bring back Pakistanis stranded in different countries owing to the suspension of international flight operation. Talking to journalists, Zulfiqar Bukhari said that Pakistanis stuck at Bangkok airport will be repatriated in the…

Afghanistan

Coronavirus cases reach 110 in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): The Ministry of Public Health reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus in the country, including 11 cases in Herat, three in Farah and one in Ghazni province. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 110. Two foreign diplomats and four service members of NATO’s…

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Report shows illegal mining in Nangarhar

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): Precious and semi-precious stones are being illegally mined in Goshta district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, in an area along the Durand Line – the de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, TOLOnews has learned. Up to 50 metric tons of nephrite and chromite, semi-precious stones used in design tools for…

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Religious leaders condemn hoarding

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): Afghan citizens and a number of religious scholars urged the business community and merchants to act with responsibility in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, to refrain from hoarding, price-gouging and other wrong-doing. They said that prices have sky-rocketed n the local market following the spread of COVID-19 and the price of…

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Afghan cabinet approves plan to impose curfew

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

KABUL (Khaama Press): The Afghan cabinet approved a plan to impose curfew in Kabul city in a bid to combat and prevent the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. Senior Presidential Advisor Waheed Omar said the cabinet approved the curfew plan and the committee which has been assigned to implement the plan, will share the details…

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Sikhs demand investigation of Dharamshala attack

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Families of Sikh citizens who died on Wednesday in an attack on Dharamshala, a Sikh place of worship in Kabul, cremated the remains of the victims and urged the government to investigate the attacks. Some Sikh citizens said they are “tired of living in Afghanistan”. 25 people were killed and more than…

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UN condemns Kabul attack that killed 25

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The United Nations Security Council in a statement on Thursday condemned in the “strongest terms” the “heinous and cowardly terrorist attack” at the Dharamshala Sikh Temple in Kabul on March 25, in which at least 25 people were killed and many wounded. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack. The council expressed…

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Business

Wall Street tumbles as US virus cases pass 100,000

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters): Wall Street stocks tumbled , ending a massive three-day surge after doubts about the fate of the U.S. economy resurfaced and the number of coronavirus cases in the country climbed. U.S. stocks deepened their losses late in the session, even after the House of Representatives approved a $2.2 trillion aid package –…

FPCCI demands for 6 months relaxation of CNIC Condition

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Saquib Fayyaz Magoon, Convener of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) standing committee on Sales Tax and Chairman Indenters Association of Pakistan (IAOP), has requested the Federal government to defer Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) condition for 6 months on sale of goods to unregistered persons in view of…

Coronavirus: Virgin Atlantic to seek bailout

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

NEW YORK (BBC): Virgin Atlantic is expected to ask for a government bailout worth hundreds of millions of pounds in the coming days, the BBC understands. Requests for state aid are also expected from other airlines. The government has said it will only step in to help struggling airlines “as a last resort” on a…

Apple’s factories are running

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

BEIJING (Reuters): As China reopens its economy after months of lockdown, Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhone factories are largely up and running. But with the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, the urgent question for the company is how many buyers there will be both for current models and the new slate of phones expected in…

Lufthansa applies for short-time work

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) has applied for short-time work for around 31,000 crew and ground staff at its core brand until the end of August, a spokesman said on Friday, as Germany’s flagship carrier has slashed flights due to the coronavirus outbreak. Short-time work is a form of state aid that allows employers to…

Asian markets extend gains, dollar sinks on pledges

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian equities rallied again and the dollar extended losses Friday, with traders buoyed by government and central bank pledges to prop up the global economy as the coronavirus sends countries into lockdown. Despite the painful toll the disease is inflicting on lives and economies, markets are on course to end the…

Sports

Brazilian football coach arrives in Karachi to train young players

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Brazilian football Coach Romildo Sanchez arrived here on Tuesday on a 10-day visit to train young footballers and football coaches in Pakistan. The US-based Brazilian has been invited by the Foundation United Soccer Academy, which works under the Foundation Public School. Sanchez was greeted by a group of football coaches at the local…

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ICC clears Eranga’s bowling action

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

COLOMBO (AFP): Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga’s bowling action has been cleared and he can resume bowling in international cricket. Eranga underwent a reassessment of his action at the ICC accredited testing centre in Chennai with the conclusion that the amount of elbow extension in his standard deliveries was within the 15-degree level allowed…

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England hold nerve in thriller to make final

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

BRISTOL (AFP): England progressed to their fifth World Cup final but not before South Africa gave them a mighty scare in Bristol. England nearly paid the price for switching off. A cruise when Sarah Taylor and Heather Knight were at the crease turned into a full-blown collapse when they lost three wickets – one of…

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Egypt defeats Pakistan 3-2 in squash series

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2017

RAWALPINDI (APP): Egypt defeated Pakistan in the four-day international squash series 3-2, the final match of which was witnessed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Mushaf Ali Mir Squash Complex Islamabad on Sunday. In the last two matches of the series played on Sunday, Pakistan’s Israr Ahmad and Farhan Mehboob…

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Federer beats Cilic to win record eighth title

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2017

LONDON (Agencies): Roger Federer has done it again, this time in more dominant fashion than ever before. Without dropping a single set over the Wimbledon fortnight, the ageless wonder has taken the title, defeating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The title, his first at the All England Club since 2012, gives him a record eight…

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Sanchez hints at Arsenal exit

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2017

SANTIAGO (AFP): Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez hinted that he is looking to leave the club in the current transfer window after revealing his desire to play in the Champions League. “I want to play in the Champions [League],” Sanchez told reporters in his native Chile at a charity match in his home town of Tocopilla.…

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Fashion & Movies

The Zay Initiative: The region’s first ‘fashion-history archive’

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: There is no question that what we wear tells a story: By understanding the history of our regional dress, we also gain an appreciation of our cultural heritage. That’s something Dubai-based author and founder of The Zay Initiative, Dr. Reem Tariq El-Mutwalli, has long recognized. She has been involved in art and…

Bob Dylan drops first original music in nearly a decade

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Bob Dylan surprised fans overnight into Friday by releasing his first original music in eight years, a 17-minute ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Backed by delicate piano, strings and muted drums, “Murder Most Foul” retells the shooting of the US president while describing the evolution of 1960s counterculture.…

Fox News slammed for talking hair, nails during pandemic

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A Fox News host sparked a firestorm of outrage Thursday by voicing concern over how women are going to get their hair and nails done during the coronavirus pandemic. Ainsley Earhardt was absolutely clear that she was talking about trivial everyday worries rather than the life-or-death issues which are of much larger…

‘Resident Evil 3’ remake delivers thrills, chills

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk AMMAN: It’s tempting to credit Capcom — developers of ‘Resident Evil 3,’ scheduled for release on April 3 — with astonishing prescience: The game, after all, is set in a city under lockdown after the outbreak of a mystery virus. Tempting, at least, until you remember that it’s a remake of the 1999…

Singer Ariana Grande giving financial assistance to fans during coronavirus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pop icon Ariana Grande is doing her part in combatting the coronavirus pandemic by helping those around her suffering great financial loss during these times of crisis. The Thank U, Next hit maker has been sending out $500 and $1,000 through Venmo to her fans who are currently struggling financially. A report…

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn likely to tie the knot soon

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: With pop icon Taylor Swift being at the top of her game currently in the musical panorama, it appears the singer is ready to shift her focus to her personal life. If rumours are to be believed, things between the Lover hit maker and her British beau Joe Alwyn seem to be…

Science & Technology

Huawei unveils new photography-focused smartphones online

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, showed three smartphones in an online broadcast: the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, which have triple, quad…

Turn off the microwave to boost wifi signals

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: People should avoid using the microwave at the same time as they are making video calls, watching HD videos or doing something important online because the ovens can slow wifi signals, Britain’s media regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday. The tip was included in advice on improving broadband performance during the coronavirus pandemic,…

Telenor spreads awareness against COVID-19 pandemic

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Telenor Pakistan has yet again proved its role in being a socially responsible organization by spreading awareness of the preventive measures against this pandemic. Telenor Pakistan, being one of the leading Telecom operators in the country, has always been a front-runner in providing innovative solutions…

Facebook says coronavirus hits advertising sales

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Tuesday the coronavirus outbreak was undercutting sales of the advertising that accounts for nearly all of its revenue, even as more users spend time on the social network during virus-related lockdowns. “We don’t monetize many of the services where we’re seeing increased engagement, and we’ve seen a…

Dubai authority warns of heightened risk of cyber attacks

By The Frontier Post | March 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The authority affirmed that it will back all actions by the governments to ensure financial stability in the UAE. The Dubai Financial Services Authority, DFSA, announced on Tuesday that it continues to closely assess and address the implications of the evolving situation of Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement, the DFSA said that…

Russia to use cell phones to track people at risk

By The Frontier Post | March 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Monday gave the authorities five days to develop a system to track people who have come into contact with anyone with coronavirus by using mobile phone geolocation data. Under the new system, people would be sent information if they came into contact with someone who was…

Health

Doctors, health professionals our real heroes in fight against coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

Wadood Jan Faith or love for humanity, whatever the reason could be, but the real life heroes are fighting aliens who are thirsty for souls. Exactly the doctors, nurses and paramedics are real life heroes who are in continuous struggle to beat coronavirus. These health professionals have the same fears as we have but their…

Inflammation in the brain linked to several forms of dementia

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk CAMBRIDGE: Inflammation in the brain may be more widely implicated in dementias than was previously thought, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The researchers say it offers hope for potential new treatments for several types of dementia. Inflammation is usually the body’s response to injury and stress — such as the…

Coronavirus cases top half a million, protective gear lacking: WHO

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk GENEVA: Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working to save lives. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, speaking to a Geneva news conference, also urged countries to…

US tops world in coronavirus cases, overtaking China and Italy

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vowed $5 trillion to stave off global economic collapse. More than 500,000 people around the world have now contracted the new coronavirus, overwhelming healthcare systems…

Worldwide coronavirus death toll crosses 20,000

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 20,599 people worldwide since it first appeared in China in December, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT Wednesday using official figures. More than 447,030 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 182 countries and territories since the start of the pandemic. The…

More than 1,000 US coronavirus deaths, near 70,000 cases: tracker

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus rose to 1,031 in the United States on Wednesday, with 68,572 confirmed cases nationwide, a tracker run by the Johns Hopkins University showed. The tracker had showed 827 just a few hours earlier. The United States has the third highest number of confirmed…

Travel

Global tourism to fall up to 30% due to virus: UNWTO

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: The number of international tourist arrivals will fall by 20-30 percent in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, putting millions of jobs at risk, the World Tourism Organization said Friday. This revises sharply lower a forecast made earlier this month of a decline of just 1.0-3.0 percent. The drop in arrivals will…

Stormy year ahead for Japan’s tourism industry as Olympics postpone

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Now that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are postponed until next year, concerns are growing about whether small and midsize businesses in the tourism and service industries can weather the coronavirus shockwave until the events are held next year, economists and analysts say. With tourist traffic drying up and domestic consumption severely…

Turkish tourism workers exposed to Coronavirus ‘Tsunami’

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Hamza Aksoy was supposed to start waiting tables in Turkey’s Mediterranean tourist hub Antalya this month. But the hotel has not returned his calls since the coronavirus hit, leaving him like millions of others out of work with little protection. Turkey, where infections have surged to nearly 1,900 in two weeks, has…

Sealed borders leave migrants stranded in Moscow’s airports

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: For the past six days, Ayomuddin Kamolov has slept on the tiled floor of a Moscow airport, hoping to get a flight to his native Tajikistan. He is one of hundreds of Central Asian migrant workers stranded in the Russian capital’s airports after borders were sealed and flights grounded to contain the…

Florida’s economic ‘backbone’ of tourism faces hardship from coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk ORLANDO: On an unusually quiet evening at Orlando International Airport, an exhausted couple heads down the escalator toward baggage claim to retrieve their belongings. Jack and Lucy Howarth, who just made the over 11,000-mile journey from Perth, Australia, are here for their two-year wedding anniversary. When they booked this trip 10 months ago,…

British travellers told to return to UK or risk being stranded

By The Frontier Post | March 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: All British tourists and short-stay travellers currently abroad should return to the UK, where and while commercial flight options are still available, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced late Monday. Last week, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FCO, announced an unprecedented change in travel advice to advise against all but essential international…

Articles

Coronavirus blunts momentum of second Arab spring

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Bobby Ghosh Will the coronavirus crisis do for the Second Arab Spring what the forces of counterrevolution did for the first? Today is the first Friday since October that the public squares of the Middle East and North Africa will be silent. In Iraq, the antigovernment protests that have wracked the country for nearly six…

COVID-19: Economic impact of nationwide lockdown

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Sidra Shafaqat No outdoor activities, No flights, no trains, 6 feet distance that we have to maintain but why? For the reason, that it is time to fight with an invisible enemy ‘COVID-19’. All over the world, the deadly virus is affecting lives of people irrespective of any discrimination between rich or poor economies. World…

Why are mosques under attack in Europe? Why do the British fear Muslims?

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Irfan Raja Mosques are under the constant thr-eat of attacks in Europe. If it is because so-me terrorists happen to be Muslim, then fanatical Hindus, Buddhists and w-hite supremacists’ acts of terror could put churches and temples at risk too. However, this is not the case. Mosques serve the same purpose as churches, synagogues, temples…

Panic is not the solution of the Coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Ayesha Ilyas Ups and downs use to come in everyone’s life. If there is prosperity in our life then there will be problems too because time never remains the same. However, often people get panic when it comes to problems, which lead them to make the wrong decisions because in time of panic, the human…

Are we, by destroying nature, actually responsible for COVID-19 outbreak?

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2020

M. Hamid Siddique Title: “When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans” Barack Obama on June 5, 2005 during Influenza outbreak. However, one can…

Combating COVID 19 in South Asia

By The Frontier Post | March 24, 2020

Iqbal Khan New York Times has reported that “As coronavirus cases dwindle in China, after its sprawling effort to get a seemingly unstoppable outbreak under control, the country is turning its attention to others around the world — giving Beijing a chance to reposition itself as the global leader in a time of crisis”. China…

Editorial

Circular debt audit by NEPRA

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

The cabinet committee on energy CCOE) has assigned the task of conducting audit of circular debt to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA). Earlier the regulator has differed with the figures of circular debt compiled by Power Division and International Monetary Fund officials had remained engaged with this division, suggesting third party audit of power…

Role of universities in COVID-19 research

By The Frontier Post | March 29, 2020

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has asked for proposals from universities, institutes, and individual researchers on “novel corona crisis.” The Commission intends to provide funds for quality research on the mutated virus under the World Bank Research and Innovative Fund (RRIF) Programme. It aims to mobalise research capabilities of universities in support of national efforts to…

Telemedicine project

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Governor Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Shah Farman has formally inaugurated telemedicine project at Khyber Medical University, Peshawar. The underlying objective of the project is to provide online medical consultative services free of cost to deserving people and reduce burden on government hospitals, private hospitals and clinics during these times of COVID-19 pandemic. Project Director Dr. Abdul Jalil…

Currency depreciation and foreign debt

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

National currency has lost its value by Rs.8.45 in the past few days against the US dollar in the interbank market. The rate of exchange dropped to Rs.167.45 for a dollar. Fast devaluation of rupee has increased the burden of foreign debt.  The option of making a request for debt moratorium by the multilateral donor…

Potential of ventilators’ manufacturing

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers have sent a letter to Engineering Division stating therein about the availability of technology and know how for locally manufacturing ventilators and other medical equipment. It merits mention that Chairman NDMA told the other day about the import of 17.000n ventilators and protective equipment for doctors and…

PM’s balanced moves, opposition’s frustration

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

After the delivery of his speech at Parliamentary Leaders Video Conference called by the National Assembly Speakers Asad Qaisar on coronavirus breakout, Prime Minister Imran Khan went offline and may have attended other important official engagements. Although other senior leaders of ruling PTI including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi were present in the conference but…

Arts and Literature

The Cat: A Natural and Cultural History by Sarah Brown

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk Of all the domesticated species, cats have enjoyed the most complex relationship with people — one that still leads to arguments about whether you can truly call the cat asleep by your fire “tame.” The Cat is a comprehensive, richly illustrated exploration of the natural and cultural history of this much-loved pet. Chapters…

Healing as art: Marina Fokidis discusses Art Dubai’s online performance program

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: In these strange times, where it feels to many as if we have suddenly assumed the role of characters in a sci-fi film, fighting off an unknown assailant whose attacks are highly unpredictable and deadly, most would agree that we need to conjure up other modes of power. While the art world…

Art Dubai Residents: Nigerian artist Tonia Nneji wants women to know they aren’t alone

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Nigerian visual artist, photographer, art blogger and graffiti artist Tonia Nneji was one of six talents invited to take part in the Art Dubai Residents program, which will no longer exhibit physically due to the coronavirus pandemic. Color plays a central role in Nneji’s practice — a tool she embraces to imbue…

A new future for art fairs? Highlights from Art Dubai’s first digital program

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Back in February as the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) threatened the global art calendar, Art Basel Hong Kong was the first to go. Day by day, the art world watched as fair by fair was either postponed or cancelled. Frieze New York, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Milan’s Salonedel Mobile, Art…

Egypt disinfects landmark museum as virus fears grow

By The Frontier Post | March 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Cleaning crews descended upon the landmark Egyptian Museum in Cairo on Monday, dousing it with disinfectants as fears mount over the spread of the novel coronavirus. Sporting white coats, gloves and face masks, the men sprayed sanitisers across the vast museum halls, home to thousands of precious relics spanning Egypt’s prehistoric era…

Deep Roots

By The Frontier Post | March 23, 2020

Authors: Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell and Maya Sen Despite dramatic social transformations in the US during the last 150 years, the South has remained staunchly conservative. Southerners are more likely to support Republican candidates, gun rights, and the death penalty, and southern whites harbor higher levels of racial resentment than whites in other parts of…