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Nandipur power project case: Court reserves its verdict on Babar Awan’s acquittal appeal

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has reserved its verdict on PTI leader Babar Awan’s acquittal appeal in Nandipur reference, on Friday. According to details, Judge Arshad Malik of Accountability Court heard the case in Islamabad’s Judicial Complex. During the hearing, the NAB’s prosecutor said he is done with his arguments in the case and…

Interior ministry places names of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail on ECL

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry has placed the names of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Miftah Ismail on the Exit Control List, on Friday. The private news channel quoted official of Interior ministry, that names of PML-N leaders were placed on the no-fly list on the recommendation of the National Accountability Bureau.…

Ramazan moon likely to be visible on May 06: Met dept

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department has said on Friday that the moon of Ramazan will be sighted on the evening of May 06. Met office informed that the new moon of Ramazan, 1440 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 03:45 Pakistan Standard Time (PST) on May 05. It further added that…

Next phase of CPEC would focus on socioeconomic uplift: PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that next phase of multibillion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would focus on socioeconomic uplift and poverty alleviation. PM Imran Khan said this at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Friday. In his speech, PM Khan said that Pakistan and China friendship are invincible…

Plot allotment case: Court summons Chaudhry Shujaat, Pervaiz Elahi in today

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An accountability court has summoned former premier Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and his cousin Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi to appear before it in a case related to alleged illegal sale of 28 plots in the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), on Friday (today). According to details, NAB’s Investigation Officer (IO) has been directed…

Chinese President Xi aims to soothe Belt and Road fears

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

BEIJING (AFP): Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Friday to bat away concerns about his ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, saying his global infrastructure project will have “zero tolerance” for corruption while vowing to prevent debt risks. Xi made his remarks at a summit on his signature foreign policy, which aims to reinvent the ancient Silk…

Global

Easter terror attacks: If necessary, will seek Pakistan’s help in tracing terrorists, says Sri Lankan PM

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said if necessary, his country will seek Pakistan’s help in tracing and eliminating the terrorists behind the Easter Sunday bombings. “Pakistan has fully supported Sri Lanka’s war on terror. If necessary, we will seek their help to trace the terrorists and eliminate them. I see…

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Australia warns more terror attacks in Sri Lanka

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

COLOMBO (AFP): Australia on Thursday warned more terror attacks were “likely” in Sri Lanka, cautioning citizens against visiting the island nation following the Easter Sunday bombing that claimed 253 lives. “Terrorists are likely to carry out further attacks in Sri Lanka,” the foreign ministry warned in its latest travel advice. “Attacks could be indiscriminate, including…

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Chinese President Xi aims to soothe Belt and Road fears

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

BEIJING (AFP): Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Friday to bat away concerns about his ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, saying his global infrastructure project will have “zero tolerance” for corruption while vowing to prevent debt risks. Xi made his remarks at a summit on his signature foreign policy, which aims to reinvent the ancient Silk…

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Protesters slam Egypt ‘interference’ in Sudan’s affairs

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

KHARTOUM (AA): Hundreds of Sudanese marched towards the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum on Thursday to condemn what they described as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s “interference” in their affairs. “This is Sudan,” marchers chanted. “Your authority ends at [the Upper Egyptian city of] Aswan.” On Sudanese social-media accounts, activists posted video footage showing protesters in…

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US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Syria

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): The U.S.-backed assault to drive Daesh from its Syrian capital Raqqa in 2017 killed more than 1,600 civilians, 10 times the toll the coalition itself has acknowledged, Amnesty International and the monitoring group Airwars said on Thursday. Amnesty and Airwars, a London-based group set up in 2014 to monitor the impact of the…

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US backtracks on sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards days after designation

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): Earlier, the US formally designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) military unit a foreign terrorist organisation, with Tehran responding by placing first US Central Command and then the entire US military on its own list of terrorist groups. The US State Department has waived a ban on US travel to government officials,…

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Pakistan

Shehbaz shows concern over deteriorating health condition of Nawaz Sharif

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif has showed concerns over the deteriorating health condition of former premier Sharif. Former CM Punjab said that it is unfortunate to see politics is being done over Nawaz Sharif’s health issues, and stressed that it is his right to get treatment as concerns Nawaz’s…

Second phase of FTA: Pakistan, China to sign accord on April 28

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report BEIJING: Pakistan and China will sign the second phase of Free Trade Agreement on this Sunday in Beijing. According to details, under the FTA, China has extended duty free access to Pakistan on three hundred and thirteen items. The agreement will help increase the exports of the country, besides increasing foreign exchange. Earlier…

PM Imran meets World Bank CEO in Beijing

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report BEIJING: Chief Executive Officer of World Bank Kristalina Georgieva calls on Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Friday in Beijing. During the meeting, PM Imran and World Bank CEO discussed matters of mutual interest and the meeting was held on the sidelines of second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. According to details,…

Balakot: Dozen shops, hotel collapses in heavy rain

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report BALAKOT: At least dozens shops and hotels were collapsed on Thursday night in Balakot after torrential rain hit the area. The local administration had already issued warning to the people living in the area due to which, no loss of human life reported so far. On the other hand, heavy rain accompanied by…

Sehwan: 15 die due to heatstroke in last four days

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report SEHWAN: At least 15 people have been died due to heatstroke in Sehwan, on Friday. The officials of the Edhi Centre in Sehwan told local news channel that the death toll of devotees of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar had reached 15 as heatstroke had persisted in Sehwan for the last four days. However, the…

No threats to country but to corrupt persons: Murad Saeed

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services MuradSaeed said that there was no threat to Pakistan but corrupt persons in the country were in danger. The minister while talking to media persons outside the National Assembly on Thursday warned the People’s Party leadership that government would not step back from holding accountability…

Afghanistan

Nine police personnel killed, five hurt in Farah

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Nine police personnel were killed and five more sustained injuries in gunfight with Taliban in AnarDara district in Farah province of Afghanistan. Taliban attacked a convoy of security forces near AnarDara district bazaar yesterday. The gunfight lasted four several hours. Officials said that Taliban attacked the district headquarters and nearby checkpoints last…

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Candidates of presidential polls given election symbols

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced electoral serial numbers and symbols of candidates for the next presidential election on Thursday. According to a press release issued by the IEC, Rehmatullah Nabil has been placed at the first place while ZalmaiRasool has been given last number in the list. The IEC also provided…

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TIKA hands out aid in Afghanistan after floods

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

KABUL (AA): Turkish state-run aid agency provided food and shelter for a thousand families suffering from floods in northern Afghanistan, the agency said on Thursday. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said it distributed food packages and tents to the families who lost their homes due to heavy floods in northern Faryab province. After…

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Fresh clashes erupt in Takhar

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KUNDUZ: Fresh clashes erupted between the security forces and Taliban in Dasht-e-Qilla district in Takhar province, officials said on Thursday. The officials yesterday announced that the district was completely purged of Taliban fighters. However, local residents told AIP that Taliban fighters still exist in some parts of the district. Taliban attacked security checkpoints…

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Cruise missile fired on Taliban base

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL/LASHKARGAH: The coalition forces fired cruise missile on a base of Taliban where they prepared improvised explosive devices and trained fighters for suicide attacks in Helmand province last night, officials said on Thursday. According to a press release issued by Helmand provincial media office, the coalition forces conducted airstrike against a Taliban base…

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On sale in Kabul: Mementos of America’s war in Afghanistan, for $2 or less

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Christopher Jones KABUL: In March, I went to Chicken Street in Kabul, a well-known shopping stop for those Americans and foreigners who are allowed to venture outside the Green Zone. In one of my favorite shops, I noticed a tray of silver in one of the display cases. As the shopkeeper splayed the trinkets out…

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Business

Second phase of FTA: Pakistan, China to sign accord on April 28

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report BEIJING: Pakistan and China will sign the second phase of Free Trade Agreement on this Sunday in Beijing. According to details, under the FTA, China has extended duty free access to Pakistan on three hundred and thirteen items. The agreement will help increase the exports of the country, besides increasing foreign exchange. Earlier…

Sainsbury’s, Asda merger blocked by regulator

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda has been blocked by the UK’s competition watchdog over fears it would raise prices for consumers. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) also said it would raise prices at the supermarkets’ petrol stations and lead to longer checkout queues. Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe said the…

Bookings strong even as 737 MAX remains grounded

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): Southwest Airlines Co forecast better-than-expected second-quarter revenue growth on Thursday, citing demand from leisure and business customers, even as the low-cost carrier is forced to ground its 34 Boeing 737 MAX jets. Dallas-based Southwest, the world’s largest MAX operator, said it expected closely watched unit revenue to grow by 5.5 percent to…

EU commercial vehicle market grows 5.1% in Q1

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): The EU market for commercial vehicles recorded an annual growth of 5.1% during the first quarter of 2019 the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reported on Thursday. The association said the number of new commercial vehicle registrations amounted to 654,657 in January-March period. Among key markets, Germany (12.8%), the UK (8.9%), France (4.4%)…

Tesla junk bond spreads widens to a record

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): Investors are demanding a record risk premium for holding Tesla Inc’s $1.8 billion junk bond after the electric car maker posted a $700 million first-quarter loss and signaled it may be in the market for more capital soon. The price on Tesla’s 5.3% note due August 2025 slipped, nudging its yield to…

US crude oil stocks, production rise for w/e April 19

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Crude oil inventories and production rose in the US last week, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday. Commercial crude oil stocks increased by 5.5 million barrels, or 1.2 percent, to 460.6 million barrels for the week ending April 19, the EIA data showed. Stocks dropped by 1.4 million…

Sports

South Africa sweat on injured Steyn for World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

CAPE TOWN (Agencies): South Africa face an anxious wait over the fitness of experienced seamer Dale Steyn after a flare-up of an old shoulder injury ruled him out for the rest of the Indian Premier League season, putting his World Cup prospects in doubt. The 35-year-old Steyn felt discomfort having played for the Royal Challengers…

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Man Utd can still qualify for Champions League, says Solskjaer

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United can still qualify for the Champions League despite a collapse in form extended by their derby defeat against Manchester City. United have now lost seven of their past nine games in all competitions, leaving them three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League with three matches…

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Tiger Woods to return to Japan for PGA Tour event

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

TOKYO (Agencies): Newly crowned Masters champion Tiger Woods announced Thursday he will return to Japan for the first time in more than a decade to play in a new US PGA Tour event in October. “I’m excited to play in the inaugural ZOZO Championship in October, and return to Japan, one of my favorite countries.…

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China’s Zhou claims scalp of seeded Allen at world champs

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

POLAND (Agencies): China’s Zhou Yuelong pulled off a notable giant-killing feat at the world snooker championships beating sixth seed Mark Allen to reach the second round on only his second appearance. The 21-year-old managed to stave off a rally by the experienced Northern Irishman to win the best of 19 encounter 10-7 and set up…

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Amir can still be considered for the World Cup: Inzamam

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan’s Chief Selector, InzamamUlHaq said if Mohammad Amir can regain his form in the ODI series against England, he can still be considered for the World Cup squad. The left-arm fast bowler, who played an integral role in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph, has been axed from the preliminary World Cup squad, which…

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Pakistan U16 team off for Bangladesh

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

KARACHI (PPI): The Pakistan U16 team, to be captained by Umer Eman, will leave for Bangladesh early Friday morning (today) for two three-day and three 50-over matches to be played from April 29 to May 15. The 16-member squad underwent rigorous training and practice sessions at the National Cricket Academy, besides and playing one three-day…

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Fashion & Movies

Miss working in comedy movies: Salman Khan

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Bollywood’s ‘Bhaijaan’ Salman Khan, while speaking to media, expressed a desire to work in more comedy movies, according to Times of India. Salman, who wooed the audiences in comedy blockbusters such as Andaz Apna Apna, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Judwaa and Ready, remarked that he is trying to work in a comedy movie but has yet to…

‘Game of Thrones’ sets new record of ratings

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2017

Web Desk HBO has claimed that the finale episode of “Game of Thrones” has set the new records of viewership as total 12.1 million viewers watched the Sunday’s seventh season finale with the titled of “The Dragon and the Wolf”. It added that the finale of seventh season increased the viewership to 36% from 8.9…

Managing personal & professional life with a baby is difficult says Kareena

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2017

F.P. Report MUMBAI: Bollywood beautiful actress, Kareena Kapoor Khan has said that it is so difficult to balance the professional and personal life after having a small child. She said this while giving interview to local media. Kareena said time has change and we are improving and Indian cinema women are protarying more powerful which…

Bollywood producing world class movies says Nawaz-u-Din Saddiqui

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Nawaz-u-Di Sadiqui has said many of our Bollywood stars eagerly wanted to work in the Hollywood but I don’t understand why they underestimate our own industry and were in obsession of going to Hollywood. This he said in a interview, the veteran actor said some of our friend in thought of Hindi…

Uncomfortable in glamorous roles: Nargis Fakhri

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2017

Web Desk Bollywood starlet Nargis Fakhri, who featured in glamorous roles in films like Main Tera Hero, Azhar and Housefull 3, says she is more comfortable doing non-glamorous parts. The diva walked for designer Anushree Reddy on the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017, sporting a fuller frame. When asked whether she is comfortable…

Indian cinema is priority says Aishwarya Rai

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2017

Web Desk Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has made a mark for herself, not just in India but globally as well. She has worked in Hollywood films such as Bride & Prejudice, The Mistress of Spices, Provoked, The Last Legion and The Pink Panther 2. However, in a recent interview, the Bollywood beauty revealed that she made…

Science & Technology

China plans to build moon base in 10 years

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China’s top space official said the country will launch its first crewed lunar mission and build a lunar base in about a decade, a target that pits Beijing against the Trump administration’s goal to return Americans to the moon in five years. Zhang Kejian, the head of China’s National Space Administration, said…

Apple all set to launch AirPods with a brand new design this year

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Two new versions of Apple AirPods will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020, according to a research note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. One model will have a similar design and price to the current version of AirPods, which costs between…

First tremor detected on Red Planet

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth´s neighbour. A dome-shaped probe known as SEIS landed on the surface of Mars in December after hitching a ride on NASA´s InSight spacecraft. Its instruments…

Huawei announces smartphone shipment for Q1 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, achieved a milestone with its 2018 smartphone shipments. Huawei and Honor smartphone shipments reached 206 million units, ranking third in the world and close to Apple. At the Shanghai AWE 2019 conference held recently, Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, said that in 2019, Huawei and Honor smartphone…

UBL leads Digital Revolution in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: As part of the Bank’s Digital Agenda, UBL was the Title Sponsor of the 12th International Mobile Commerce Conference, held in Karachi. This half-day conference focused on Digital Transformation and how financial institutions like banks are using digital technology as enabler of digital commerce. Leading local and international experts from banks and…

Samsung delays launch of its new foldable phone after reports of defects

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: Samsung Electronics has delayed its media events to launch its new foldable phone in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which were planned for this week, after defective samples of the Galaxy Fold were reported last week. Samsung said the events were postponed but gave no reasons for the delay and added it had…

Health

Anti-polio campaign worker shot dead

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

F.P. Report CHAMAN: A female anti-polio immunization campaign worker was gunned down and another injured on Thursday in Balochistan’sChaman. Assistant Commissioner Syed Sami Agha told reporters that unidentified suspects opened fire at the immunization team in Sultan Zai, a city near the shared border with Afghanistan. The suspects managed to flee after the shooting. He…

Larkana: 13 children test positive for HIV

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report LARKANA: HIV Aids Control Program on Thursday has claimed that as many as thirteen children were tested positive for human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) in Ratodero area of Larkana district. In-charge HIV Aids Control Program, Dr Abdul Hafeez said that the blood samples of 16 children have been sent to a laboratory for further…

‘Healthy environment is prerequisite of Malaria-free country’

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: World Malaria Day is globally observed on 25th of April. This annual international observance is a worldwide effort, to raise awareness about Malaria, its treatment and preventive measures, highlighting the need for better governmental and societal intervention in malaria control and prevention. This year’s theme for World Malaria Day is ‘End Malaria…

Admn convinces parents about anti-polio vaccine

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: The district administration successfully convinced parents influenced by wrong and frightened rumours about anti polio vaccine, on immunization of their kids against the crippling disease. Many parents had refused to administer their children with oral polio vaccine after Monday incident that occurred in Peshawar following spread of rumours that some…

Peshawar incident affect anti-polio drive in Landi Kotal

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Scores of frightened parents in Khyber district on Tuesday refused to feed polio vaccine to their children, following the Peshawar incident. It is to be mentioned here that last day approximately 1000 children of two private schools of Mashu Khel, Badhber, the suburb areas of Peshawar had got ill after allegedly…

Pilots groundbreaking malaria vaccine

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

LILONGWE (AFP): Malawi on Tuesday launched the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark programme to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands, mostly children, across Africa and around the world each year. After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled…

Travel

Fewer Canadians planning travel to the US

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Has the “Trump slump” hit Canadian travelers? New data suggests fewer Canadians are traveling to the U.S. these days. According to new research from Global Data, the number of outbound travelers departing from Canada to the U.S. is set for a continuous decline from 23.3 million visitors in 2013 to 14.9 million…

Travel influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the “land of the pure,” but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country. As security improves, cricketer-turned-prime-minister Imran Khan is keen to promote the nation’s tourism…

Sri Lankan travel industry faces uncertainty after terror attack

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Tourists are scrambling to flee Sri Lanka and cancelling holidays after a string of deadly suicide blasts that have sparked concerns the lucrative tourism industry could be sent into a tailspin. The attacks on hotels and churches came as Sri Lanka was emerging as a leading tourist hot-spot, named the world’s top…

Extended Ramadan holiday could boost the Turkish tourism industry

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Local hoteliers and tourism associations have welcomed the Turkish government’s decision to extend the Ramadan holiday in early June to nine days, saying this could prove a boon to the industry and generate an additional 3 billion Turkish Lira income for the sector. The Ramadan holiday was initially scheduled for June 3…

Tunisia tourism sector makes flying start to 2019

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Tunisia wooed more tourists in the first quarter of this year, which saw a 17.4 percent increase in arrivals compared to the same period in 2018, according to Tunisian Ministry of Tourism data quoted by Asharq Al-Awsat. The tourism sector saw an influx of up to 787.8 million dinars ($262.6 million) of…

EU-China Tourism Year boosts tourism sector in Europe

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: While the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 (ECTY 2018) has officially come to an end, the success of the initiative continues to be felt, with growing numbers of Chinese tourists putting European destinations at the top of their tourism agendas throughout 2018 and beyond. Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and…

Articles

Egypt is now a Russian doll regime with a new coup hidden under every layer

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Sam Hamad The recent referendum in Egypt extends President Abdel Fattah el Sisi’s tenure – but more importantly, it is a complete capture of Egypt’s institutions. “The rich don’t need to even pretend there’s democracy in Egypt.” My friend, another Egyptian reduced to anonymity out of fear, says this with almost humorous resignation. “This is…

The World’s largest ocean cleanup has officially begun

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Trevor Nace Ambitious dreams have now become a reality as the Ocean Cleanup deploys its $20 million system designed to clean up the 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Check out another Forbes piece on how Ocean Cleanup aims to reuse and recycle the ocean plastic. The floating boom…

‘My belief—my worry—is that Taliban will never change’

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

ShakibNoori The Taliban should be cautiously welcomed at the negotiating table but with a view on moderating the group. Afghanistan has been mired in violent conflict my entire life. Yet, more than anything else, Afghans still yearn for peace. While ongoing peace talks between the Taliban and the US offer hope that one day all…

US trade war with China and its implications

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

Fahrettin Sumer Western countries learned their lesson about the harms caused by trade wars during the Great Depression of 1929-1933. After World War II, the US and its allies wanted to create the International Trade Organization (ITO) for liberalizing trade, but the US Congress failed to ratify the founding treaty. Following that failure, the same…

Self-destruct approaches to Afghan peace

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Iqbal Khan Much hyped expectation for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghan conflict has suffered yet another major setback. Trumped up intra-Afghan conference between the Taliban and Afghan government officials has been deferred without specifying the next date. This Doha meeting was not a part of ongoing direct talks between the Taliban and…

Mueller left a strong hint on obstruction

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Cass R. Sunstein In coming to terms with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, we should adopt a principle of neutrality and put entirely to one side our enthusiasm, or our lack of it, for President Donald Trump. It is also essential to emphasize that the report, running to two volumes and some 448 pages, will…

Editorial

Surging budget deficit

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2019

Despite austerity measures in discretionary spending and slashing the Public Sector Development Programme, budget deficit has jumped to Rs. 1.6 trillion equal to 4.2 percent of the total size of the economy. The revenue shortfall has reached to Rs.420 billion and will further increase in the remaining months of the current fiscal year. Vacating its…

Tribal districts uplift

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2019

Addressing a gathering in South Waziristan Prime Minister Imran Kjhan made a very ambitious announcement of Rs.100 billion yearly allocations for the execution of projects of socio-economic uplift in merged tribal districts. The announcement seems premature as in the recent meetings of Ninth Finance Commission the federating units have not yet agreed to allocate 3…

Rationale of centralized education

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2019

A deliberate but discrete policy decision was taken by the elected government in 1973to degenerate the quality of education from elementary to secondary level. Carrying on system of promotion of students irrespective of their scores in annual examinations was implemented. Pass secondary school certificates used to be issue by the schools and Boards of Intermediate…

Prime Minister’s Iran visit

By The Frontier Post | April 23, 2019

Prime Minister Imran in his visit of Iran met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and discussed the matters of cross border terrorism, bilateral trade and prospect of completion of Pakistan-Iran gas pipl.ine. The visit took place in the aftermath of Ormara terror attack, the responsibility of which has been accepted by an alliance of Baloch terrorist…

Actions versus promises

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Giving a brief about the core points of the Prime Minister address to a meeting at Banigala, Special  Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Asiq Awan said that new team of cabinet has been tasked to control high prices spiral. About the rational of changing the finance minister, she clarified the former minster was not…

Reaction to cabinet reshuffle

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

In parliamentary form of government cabinet reshuffles or resignations of high profile ministers on differences with party leadership on political issues are regarded as routine matters. In the mother of democracies the UK sometimes major reshuffle have occurred in the governments of both political parties. But in Pakistan the opposition parties have overreacted to minor…

Letters to Editor

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Through the lines of your esteemed news paper, i would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the sorry state of affairs of the people at the hands of police. Despite the tall claims made (still making) by previous government of reforming police department, no improvement whatsoever is seen in our area…

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

“One who does not show mercy to our children is not from my community” [Holy Prophet (SAW)] Kindness towards children was one of the Prophet’s special characteristics. Children are flowers of heaven and they are the beautiful creation of God. Child labour is a terrible and big crime. In Pakistan it is an ever growing…

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

What is behind the devaluation of Pakistani currency? What are its effects on our economy? The Pakistani currency has experienced a worst fall against the US dollar ever in the history of Rs 143 per Dollar. The rupee has lost about 35 percent since the first devaluation in Dec 2017. PM Imran Khan on the…

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

It has been reportedly learnt that the Chief minister of KP Mahmood Khan has issued directives to all the ministries/ departments and quarters concerned to fulfill all the legal formalities before tabling any bill or law in the house for legislation. They have been further directed to share and discuss the theme of the bill…

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

In the past few years, the role of a woman has changed drastically in Pakistan. Women are now stepping out of their houses to earn and break free from all stereotypes that confine women to live inside home. Women can now be seen working as fire fighters, pilots,air traffic Controllers, bankers, company executives, labourers, farmers…

TF and Pakistan’s economic quagmire

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Financial Action Task Force is a global body which aims at combating money laundering and terrorists financing. FATF grey list comprises of the countries which lacks in implementing strategic policies against terrorist financing. Pakistan was also grey listed from 2012 to 2015. But later due to efforts and policies, Pakistan was removed from the grey…