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Inquiry commission would be announced soon: PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed about the inquiry commission in a meeting held at his Bani Gala residence. The meeting also discussed matters pertaining to arrests of opposition leaders. The meeting was attended by Federal minister Umer Ayub, Murad Saeed, Senator Faisal Javed, SAPM Firdous Ashiq Awan, Jahangir Tareen and others.…

Maryam Nawaz invites PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto for meeting at Jati Umra

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz invited Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto for a meeting at Jati Umra, sources informed on Saturday. According to PML-N sources, the party vice president extended the invitation during a telephonic conversation. The PPP chairman accepted the invitation. The meeting will take place on Sunday…

FM Qureshi in UK to hold bilateral meetings with British leadership

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has arrived United Kingdom on a three-day official visit. He was received by the Pakistani High Commissioner Muhammad Nafees Zakarya at the Manchester Airport. Qureshi will meet with British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Home Secretary Sajid Javid. He will also meet Pakistani community during his three-day…

Sibtain Khan handed over to NAB on 10-day physical remand

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Sibtain Khan has been handed over to National Accountability Bureau on a 10-day physical remand. As per details, the former minister was presented before the accountability judge on Saturday where he was given into the NAB’s custody for 10 days. Earlier today, Sibtain Khan tendered his resignation from…

PPP’s Faryal Talpur handed over to NAB on nine-day physical remand in fake accounts case

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Faryal Talpur was handed over to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on nine-day physical remand in a case related to fake bank accounts case, on Saturday. Yesterday on Friday, the anti-corruption watchdog arrested Faryal Talpur after her brother former president and PPPP co-chairman Asif Ali…

Russia’s Putin appreciated Pakistan efforts for promoting regional peace: Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Russian President Viladimir Putin appreciated Islamabad’s role and efforts for promoting regional peace and security. FM Qureshi said this while talking to media on Saturday; he said Prime Minister Imran Khan and Russian President Viladimir Putin met briefly on sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation…

Global

Erdogan: Turkey rejects ‘fait accompli’ in Jerusalem

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey stands against efforts by some to create a “fait accompli” in the holy city of Jerusalem, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. “We reject efforts to create new fait accompli in Jerusalem,” Erdogan told the 5th Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in…

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Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

HONG KONG (Reuters): Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city’s biggest and most violent street protests in decades. The extradition bill, which would have covered Hong Kong’s seven million residents…

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Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with US

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

DUSHANBE (Reuters): Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show “positive signals”, the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region. Iran stopped complying in May with some commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal that…

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Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, 10 civillians: monitor

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

SYRIA (AFP): At least 10 civilians and 35 combatants, mostly pro-regime forces, were killed Saturday in clashes and air strikes that erupted at dawn in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said. The flare-up came as Russian-backed regime forces tried to retake two villages seized by jihadists and allied rebels earlier this month, the Britain-based Syrian…

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8 killed, 16 hurt as explosions rock Somalia’s capital

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

MOGADISHU (AP): A pair of explosions rocked Somalia’s capital and left eight people dead, the director of an ambulance service said Saturday. Another 16 people were wounded, some of them seriously, Dr. Abdiqadir Aden with the Aamin ambulance service told The Associated Press. He said a car bomb detonated near the Somali parliament headquarters in…

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US Senate warns of ‘serious security concerns’ over future China-operated port in Israel

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): The development comes amid simmering tensions between China and the United States, who have been embroiled in an ongoing trade dispute since June 2018. Along with the tariffs row, Washington has targeted the Chinese tech sector, blacklisting Huawei and dozens of affiliated firms. The Senate Armed Services Committee passed a bill on Thursday…

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Pakistan

Punjab CM holds meeting with Speaker PA Pervaiz Elahi

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An important meeting was held between Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Speaker Punjab Assembly Pervaiz Elahi. The meeting was held in the context of the announcement of the provincial budget 2019-20, which the government had announced on June 14 (yesterday). Tariq Bashir Cheema and Pakistan Muslim League Quaid’s legislator in…

CJP Asif Saeed Khosa approves 57 new model courts

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa approved establishment of 57 new model courts in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan on Saturday. According to Dunya News, 40 model courts will be established in Punjab while 16 in Sindh and one will be established in Balochistan. New model courts will start working from June…

PM Imran unaware of diplomatic protocols: Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari taking a jibe at Prime Minister Imran Khan said that our PM unaware of diplomatic protocols. “PTI govt snatching the rights and resources of other provinces, the Punjab budget in old Pakistan was Rs.600 billion which has now reduced to Rs.230 billion,” said Bilawal…

Asif involved in money laundering, corruption, alleges Dar

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar accused on Saturday former foreign minister Khawaja Asif of indulging in corrupt practices and laundering billions of rupees during the previous PML-N term in power. Speaking at a press conference, he alleged that previously, billions of rupees were embezzled and laundered…

PAF JF-17 Thunder starts practice drills in Paris

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: PAF JF-17 Thunder has started its practice drills in Paris for the 53rd Paris Air Show being held from 17th to 23rd of this month at Le Bourget Airport. The PAF contingent comprising three JF-17 Thunder aircraft along with the air and ground crew are in the French capital to participate in…

Rasheed advises Bilawal to launch movement against father, aunt

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Saturday that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto could only make a mark in politics, if he launches a movement against his father Asif Ali zardari and aunt Faryal Talpur. Speaking to media, the minister said he would give a political suggestion to Pakistan Peoples…

Afghanistan

US, Taliban negotiators to meet next week on Afghan peace

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The seventh round of the peace talks between the US negotiators and the Taliban members in Doha, Qatar, will take place next week, sources said, predicting that this time, the two sides will agree on one or two of the four key issues under debate. The US forces withdrawal from Afghanistan, counterterrorism…

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Taliban attack pushed back in Farah: Officials

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Afghan security forces thwarted a Taliban attack on the outskirts of the city of Farah in the west of Afghanistan, the provincial police spokesman Mohibullah Mohib said. The attack was carried out on a security forces outpost in Police District One in the city of Farah, Mohib added. Mohib said that “dozens…

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Over 32,000 voters registered for upcoming election: IEC

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

GHAZNI (Ariana News): The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) said on Saturday that since the beginning of the voters’ registration process more than 31 thousand voters in 33 provinces have registered themselves. The officials of IEC further said that more than 1,500 voters have registered themselves in Ghazni province. “Recently, at least 1820 voters have registered…

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Terrorists should be deprived of safe havens: Abdullah

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who addressed the 5th summit of heads of state and government on Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan on Saturday, stressed the need for regional and global cooperation on fighting terrorism and said terrorists should be deprived of having access to safe…

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Another crime boss killed in police raid in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Nabi Kohbandi, a crime boss in Kabul, was killed in a clash with Counterterrorism Police in the city, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Saturday. Kohbandi was a fugitive and was operating in Police District Nine (PD9), which covers the areas of Makrorayan, Yaka Toot and part of Pul-e-Charkhi…

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Karzai ‘strongly’ denounces Jalalabad terrorist attack

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

KABUL (Afghanistan Time): Former President, Hamid Karzai, strongly condemned Thursday’s “terrorist attack” in the eastern city of Jalalabad that killed and injured a number of civilians. In a statement issued Friday, Karzai called on “all Afghans to accelerate efforts for end of war and brining peace through intra-Afghan dialogues.” He asked the war parties to…

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Business

NEPRA approves increase in power tariff by Rs1.49 per unit

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved a summary for an increase in the price of electricity. According to reports, NEPRA approved an Rs1.49 per unit increase in the price of electricity, however, this will not be applicable on K-Electric. The increase came after the cost of fuel went up…

Peshawar Team Wins One Million Pakistani Rupees in StartUp Cup

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Entrepreneurs can change the way we live and work.  Their innovations often improve our standard of living.  Their entrepreneurial ventures create wealth and also jobs, as well as the conditions for a prosperous society.  This is the reason the U.S. Embassy partnered with the youth of Pakistan in StartUp Cup, a competition…

‘Tax measures in budget to trigger new wave of inflation’

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) expressing serious concerns over some taxation measures proposed in budget 2019-20 has said that it would trigger new wave of inflation in the country making the life of common man more miserable leading to further slump in business and economic activities. In a statement…

Solid US retail sales offer economy some respite

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US retail sales increased in May and sales for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending that could ease fears the economy was slowing down sharply in the second quarter. The fairly upbeat report from the Commerce Department on Friday followed a raft of weak data, including a…

Overseas Pakistanis remit $20.19b in 11 months

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $20190.98 million in the first Eleven months (July to May) of FY19, showing a growth of 10.42% compared with US $18285.90 million received during the same period in the preceding year. During May 2019, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US $2315.74 million, which is 30.17%…

Asian stocks struggle while oil stabilises, Hong Kong drops again

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

HONG KONG (AFP/APP): Most Asian markets fell Friday on geopolitical concerns, uncertainty over the China-US trade row and the outlook for the global economy, while oil prices were mixed after the previous day’s surge fuelled by attacks on two tankers in the crucial Gulf of Oman. Hong Kong was again on the back foot, losing…

Sports

Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

OAKLAND (Agencies): Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship. “We the North!” is now “We the Champs!” Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country’s first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise’s NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and…

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Rivals India and Pakistan meet in Manchester

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

MANCHESTER (Agencies): Perennial political rivals India and Pakistan will face off on a Manchester cricket field on Sunday in one of the World Cup’s most hotly-anticipated and massively-watched games. The nuclear-armed neighbours have gone to war three times since independence in the mid-20th century – and another conflict nearly erupted earlier this year, giving an…

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Root stars as England coast to WC win against West Indies

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Southampton (Agencies): Joe Root scored his second century of the World Cup as England crushed the West Indies by eight wickets in Southampton on Friday with 16.5 overs to spare. The host nation won the toss and made the most of favourable bowling conditions on a day when the rain finally relented, bowling the West…

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Wasim Akram terms India favorites for WC match against Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

MANCHESTER (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s former captain and “Swing ka Sultan” Wasim Akram has termed India as favorites for Sunday’s World Cup match against Pakistan at the Old Trafford Ground in Manchester. Speaking to private channel, the former captain said his heart wants Pakistan to win this match but his mind sees India winning the match…

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Pakistan drop to 205 in updated FIFA world rankings

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan football team on Friday lost five more places in the FIFA world rankings, while Belgium continued their domination on the top spot. The Men in Green recently lost to Cambodia in the 2022 World Cup pre-qualifiers, and that is not the sad story since the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is already…

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Japan back on track with 2-1 win over Scotland

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

RENNES (Agencies): Strikers Mana Iwabuchi and Yuika Sugasawa were on the scoresheet as Japan got their women’s World Cup campaign back on track with a 2-1 victory over Scotland in Rennes on Friday. Japan, champions in 2011 and finalists four years ago, were coming off a uninspiring goalless draw with lowly-ranked Argentina in their opener…

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Fashion & Movies

Vin Diesel and NBC plan ‘Miami Vice’ reboot

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – American television network NBC is working with action star Vin Diesel on a reboot of hit police drama “Miami Vice,” sources told AFP on Wednesday. The network has not announced the project officially but insiders say the 50-year-old actor’s One Race Television production company is teaming up with Universal Television and…

Kareena Kapoor holidaying with son, husband in Switzerland

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood stunning actress Kareena Kapoor has posted latest pictures of her international trip with son Taimur Ali Khan and husband Saif Ali Khan. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are holidaying with Taimur in Gstaad in Switzerland while their pictures are taking social media by storm. Kareena told an Indian newspaper,…

Ranveer Singh to play cricketer Kapil Dev in 1983 World Cup film

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2017

Former India captain Kapil Dev’s journey to the 1983 World Cup glory is about to be made into a biopic, and guess who is slated to play the Indian sporting hero? None other than Befikre star Ranveer Singh! The Bollywood actor has been signed to play Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s upcoming flick which will…

Actor, playwright Sam Shepard passes away

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2017

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor whose celebrated career spanned nearly five decades, has died, a family spokesman said. He was 73. Shepard died at home in Kentucky on Thursday of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, the spokesman confirmed to AFP. Shepard, who wrote nearly 50 plays, won…

Salman Khan expresses wish to adopt child

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

MUMBAI (AFP): Bollywood star actor Salman Khan has expressed wish to adopt a child. In an interview, Salman Khan said that he loves kids a lot and his parents love him. He said that his parents want to see his children in their life therefore, he has planned to adopt a baby in two to…

Indian actor Ayesha Takia’s Muslim husband gets death threats for marrying a ‘Hindu girl’

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2017

Bollywood actor and restaurateur Ayesha Takia’s husband Farhan Azmi filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police on July 26 for having received death threats from a political outfit over a phone call earlier this month, Indian media reported. Azmi, a hotelier, is the son of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, who has featured in headlines for making…

Science & Technology

AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold orders

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON:AT&T has cancelled early orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Tom’s Guide first reported the cancellation, noting that AT&T said the Galaxy Fold would be available again to order as soon as Samsung announces a new launch date. AT&T is offering $100 in credit to those whose orders it has cancelled. The Samsung…

India to launch second moon mission next month

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

NEW DELHI (AA): India will be launching its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, on July 15, head of the country’s space agency said on Wednesday. In a news conference reported by news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), K Sivan, the chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Chandrayaan-2, weighing 3.8 tons, will carry 13…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to be launched in August

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Though Samsung is still struggling for the launch of its most innovative Galaxy Fold smartphone yet it didn’t stop tech geeks for guessing launch date of the next Galaxy Note. We knew that Galaxy Note 10 is launching in August but we had no idea what exactly would be the launch date…

Three to launch 5G service in August

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Three will launch its first 5G network this August in London, before extending it to 25 other UK towns and cities before the end of the year. The telecoms company will kick off with a home broadband service in the capital but is also launching mobile services. It follows BT’s EE and…

China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban

By The Frontier Post | June 10, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): China summoned global technology companies for talks last week following last month’s U.S. ban on selling technology to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The blacklisting of Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecoms network equipment, bars U.S. companies from supplying it with…

Europe’s 5G to cost $62b more if Chinese vendors banned

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2019

PARIS (Reuters): A ban on buying telecoms equipment from Chinese firms would add about 55 billion euros ($62 billion) to the cost of 5G networks in Europe and delay the technology by about 18 months, according to an industry analysis seen by Reuters. The United States added Huawei Technologies, the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker,…

Health

For stomach cancer, aerosol chemotherapy offers breath of hope

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

DIJON (AFP): “Classic chemotherapywas awful… but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol. Several hours before going into theatre, Braud is waiting in his room, looking surprisingly relaxed with a book in hand. This is…

UN: 1 in 5 in conflict zones suffer from mental illness

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

ANKARA (AA): More than one in five people living in conflict zones suffer from a mental illness, according to a report released Wednesday based on UN figures. “Around 22% of those affected suffer depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to an analysis of 129 studies published in The Lancet, a U.K.-based peer-reviewed medical journal,”…

Another polio case surfaced in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Another polio case has reported in Shangla, a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Thursday. According to reports, officials of Health Ministry said that poliovirus had been confirmed in a 2-year-old boy in Shangla area of KP, bringing the total number of polio cases in the country to 20 this year. Sources further…

Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State University and the University of California, Merced. Lead author Sidra Goldman-Mellor, a psychiatric epidemiologist at UC Merced, and co-author Claire Margerison, a perinatal epidemiologist…

One in four U.K. children have a mother with mental illness: Study

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MANCHESTER: One in four U.K. children between the ages of 0 and 16 have a mother with a mental illness, according to a team of University of Manchester researchers Also according to the study published in The Lancet Public Health, just over a half of U.K. children will have had a mother who…

‘Polio vaccine completely safe’

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

F.P. Report D I KHAN: Commissioner Javed Khan Marwat Monday categorically said that polio vaccine is completely safe and free from any side effect. Parents should have to cooperate with health teams and get their children vaccinated against the crippling disease. In a statement issued here, he said that negative propagation of polio vaccine was…

Travel

First-ever coffee museum opens in Turkey to promote Anatolian coffee culture

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARABUK: Turkey’s first-ever coffee museum opened with the collaboration of three coffee masters to keep the 500-year-old coffee culture of Anatolia alive in northern Turkey’s Karabük province, in the western Black Sea Region. Naim Koca and Atilla Narin, authors of the book “The Lost Coffees of Anatolia,” established the “Turkey Coffee Museum” along…

Dominican Republic: FBI investigating why some U.S. tourists have died mysteriously

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk Dominican Republic: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is a popular vacation spot among American tourists. Federal investigators are now probing why a spate of people have died suddenly over the past year while visiting the island country. The FBI is now helping local authorities in the Dominican Republic examine the mysterious deaths…

Oman’s tourism rates soar as expat numbers plummet

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The number of foreign tourists visiting Oman in April rose by more than a third compared with the same time last year, according to figures issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI). There were 330,685 foreign visitors to Oman in April 2019 – 84,452 more than the same month…

Provision of facilities to visiting tourists directed

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja FarooqHaider Khan Monday directed all the district administrations and tourism department to ensure provision of all basic facilities for the tourists during this tourism season. Addressing a high level meeting held, he directed all concerned heads of the departments to provide timely information…

Camping pods, tented villages in KP’s hilly areas attract influx of tourists during Eid days

By The Frontier Post | June 10, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): The camping pods and tented villages setup by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Corporation has attracted influx of tourists in Hazara and Malakand divisions during week long vacations of Eidul Fitre. The tourists were provided quality accommodations facilities in the 2-4bed camping pods and tent villages in scores of tourist attractions places and resorts,…

Domestic tourists throng to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s hilly areas to avoid hot weather during Eid days

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The tourists from plain areas of Pakistan have thronged to scenic hilly resorts and lush green valleys in northern Khyber Pakthunkhwa including Naran and Kaghan valleys of Manshera district to enjoy almost week long holidays in a pleasant weather conditions. Most of scenic hilly valleys and tourist destinations such as Kaghan, Naran,…

Articles

Who stands to gain from tanker attacks in Gulf?

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq The origins of the attacks in the Gulf of Oman remain a mystery, but the message behind the attack is as clear as day. As if global market jitters were not bad enough already, someone decided to attack two more oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this morning, sending the price of…

Importance of constitutional literacy for a progressive society

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Asmat Shah Garwaki Recently, news circulated on print and electronic media that the most backward district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Torghar district has topped the District Performance Scorecard for the third time in a row for having best educational facilities at government schools and attendance ratio is also more than satisfactory. For making a progressive society,…

‘Daish in Afghanistan- New wave of instability for the region’

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Shehla Naz Having emerged as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Daesh grew to become ‘the most powerful and notorious terror group in the world’ in short span. Baghdadi’s main ambition was to create a caliphate based on Islamic Laws, stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. In August 2013, Daesh displayed a map…

Evolving Iran Saga:The worst may be behind us

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

Iqbal Khan Trump’s hype against Iran has essentially turned out to be a case of over reach.  At best it could suck-in America into another open-ended war, with no defined boundaries; and at worst it could lead to major global level energy crisis if Iran decided to block Strait of Hormuz. Yes, in both cases…

The cost of trusting India to achieve peace

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Irfan Ashraf US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad announced their acknowledgment and gratitude for the role Pakistan played in the stability of Afghanistan during his visits to Pakistani officials on April 6, 2019. The reconciliation process initiated by the US is a move in the right direction, yet a slight diversion from the…

Zalmay Khalilzad’s Round Seven, Take One

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

Iqbal Khan Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad’s seventh round in Doha is in the offing. In tandem, next intra-Afghan round is also around the corner; and for this, two venues are under consideration: Qatar and Germany. An earlier major meeting between the Taliban and Kabul was abruptly cancelled in April after disagreements on the invitees’ list. Germany…

Editorial

Domicile based transfer and posting

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

It is really beyond the comprehension of the people as to why Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government is inviting consecutive troubles that impact the lives of the people. Before the passage and enforcement of District and Regional Health Authorities Act 2019 and codification of rules and regulations thereon, mass transfers and posting orders of doctors are being…

Inviting foreign investment

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Addressing the 19th meeting of the Heads of State of Shangai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the opportunities of foreign direct investment and available but untapped huge natural resources in Pakistan. He dwelt at length on the creative and productive potential of its 65 percent young population, perhaps making an oblique reference…

Curative healthcare

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has issued instructions to the Districts Health Officers and Medical Superintendents of nine districts to make arrangements for treatment of people who may suffer from seasonal diseases in the aftermath of pre-monsoon rains. The summer season is also heading towards climax and like the previous years Dengue mosquito may spread Dengue fever.…

Amending tax laws

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

The government has decided to amend income tax laws to take firm legal action against the tax evaders and people who conceal foreign accounts. A bill was presented in the lower house of the parliament on Tuesday to empower the Commissioners of Inland Revenue Services Department of Federal Board of Revenue to freeze the domestic…

Illegal mining

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Minister for mineral development Dr. Amjad Ali has warned to take strict measures to prevent illegal mining. He also underscored greater transparency in the award of mining contracts, while leasing out mining right to contractors. Illegal mining has become a well entrenched activity under the political patronage and collusion of officials of mineral…

Federal budget 2019-20

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

The federal budget for the next fiscal year is a mixed bag of heavy taxation, mostly indirect taxes hitting hard the common man, incentives to some industries and symbolic relief measures to the salaried class although it will be offset by lowering the taxable limit of their income. Almost all sector of the economy has…

Letters to Editor

Ignore Pakistan at your own peril

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2019

With cricket’s greatest carnival underway in England, the 10 best teams are raring to go. With the quality of cricket played by all contenders over the last few years, this edition of the Cricket World Cup is expected to produce some of the most exciting, nail-biting thrillers to-date. Pakistan enters the World Cup as the…

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

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

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

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

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

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

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

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

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

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