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Rights body urges India to release detainees in IOK

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: A global rights body on Monday called on the Indian government to immediately release detained people in Jammu and Kashmir. “Indian authorities should immediately release detained Kashmiris who have not been charged with a recognizable offense,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement. It said that “nearly 4,000 people, including supporters…

Rally in support to Kashmir and Khalistan held in Houston

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

F.P. Report HOUSTON: A Truck rally to stage protest against siege of Kashmir and on Referendum 2020 was organised by Friends of Kashmir and Sikhs for Justice in Houston. The Rally with around 30-40 trucks and vans plied on different roads of Houston. Slogans regarding restoration of Article 370, referendum in 2020 and Save Kashmir…

‘No deal, no compromise’ with the corrupt: PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Babar Awan Monday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the premier’s office, and the two deliberated on legal, constitutional and political affairs, country’s present situation and international relations. According to details garnered by Media News, PM Imran Khan affirmed in the meeting that ‘no deal, no…

Group of Turkish journalists briefed on LoC, Kashmir situation: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: A group of Turkish journalists visited Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) today. As per details, the delegation was briefed about Pakistan-India February standoff and situation along LOC and Working Boundary. The delegation was also informed about human rights violations in under siege Indian Occupied Kashmir including implications for regional peace. The group is…

Fake accounts case: NAB summons CM Murad Ali Shah tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) has summoned Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a case pertaining to fake accounts tomorrow (Tuesday). As per sources, the NAB’s Karachi chapter has asked Sindh CM to appear before NAB’s Karachi office at 11:00 am over interrogation into fake accounts case. The NAB has…

Peshawar schoolgirls told to ‘cover up’ to avoid ‘unethical incidents’

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Peshawar district administration declared wearing chaddar, burka or gown mandatory for schoolgirls to avoid any ‘unethical incident’, according to an official notification on Monday. In a notification by Peshawar District Officer Samina Ghani, schoolgirls have been asked to cover up ‘in order to protect them from any unethical incident. The notification, addressed…

Global

Rights body urges India to release detainees in IOK

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: A global rights body on Monday called on the Indian government to immediately release detained people in Jammu and Kashmir. “Indian authorities should immediately release detained Kashmiris who have not been charged with a recognizable offense,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement. It said that “nearly 4,000 people, including supporters…

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Russia launches massive military exercise

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia launched a massive military exercise Center-2019 on Monday, the Defense Ministry said. The opening ceremony of the six-day drill took place in the southern Orenburg region with the participation of military chiefs from China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, the ministry said in a statement. Some 128,000 soldiers, more…

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China slams as ‘irresponsible’ US accusations of Iran role in Saudi attack

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

BEIJING (Agencies): China’s Foreign Ministry has censured as “irresponsible” the US accusations that Iran was behind the recent attacks on Saudi Arabia’s key oil installations. “Pondering who is to blame in the absence of a conclusive investigation, I think, is in itself not very responsible,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular news…

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EU calls for establishing facts behind Saudi oil attack

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The EU on Monday reiterated that it is important to establish facts behind the drone attacks on two facilities of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Aramco. “[…] It is important to clearly establish the facts and then determine responsibility for this deplorable attack. This remains our position,” EU’s Foreign Affairs and Security…

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Solomon Islands breaks ties with Taiwan

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk TAIPEI: The Solomon Islands’ government has cut official ties with Taiwan in a new blow to President Tsai Ingwen, who is seeking re-election in January amid rising tension with China. Taiwan now has formal relations with only 16 countries worldwide, but China claims Taiwan as its territory and says it has no right…

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Turkey, Russia, Iran must take more responsibility for Syria peace: Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

ANKARA (Reuters): Turkey, Russia and Iran need to take more responsibility to establish peace in Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, ahead of three-way talks with his Russian and Iranian counterparts at a summit in Ankara. Erdogan, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani are meeting in Ankara on Monday to try to…

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Pakistan

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Opposition should focus on national interest rather than personal: Basharat

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Welfare Raja Bashart has said that the opposition should play its role in the Assembly, regardless of personal interests, and should fulfill the purpose for which the people have sent it to the House. He was addressing a media briefing before starting the 14th meeting…

CM KP annoyed over slow pace of recruitment process

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday lashed out at the slow pace of recruitment process in the education and health departments of the merged districts. He called for eliminating the shortage of teachers and doctors in the hospitals and educational institutions of erstwhile Fata while also urged the completion of…

Business community of Miran Shah, Mir Ali to be compensate

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Sultan Muhammad Khan said that the existing resources would be utilized to remedy the losses of the business community of Mir Ali and Miranshah. He was chairing a third meeting, held here in Peshawar on Monday, regarding the losses and compensation…

Khasadar, Levies say ‘No’ to Act 2019

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: The ex-Khasadar and Levies forces personnel categorically rejected the Khasadar, Levies Act 2019 in protest gathering held here in Jirga hall, LandiKotal on Monday. Beside head of District Police Officer (DPO) Members Provincial Assembly from North Waziristan and Khyber districts, Mir Klam Khan Wazir and ShafiqSherAfridi, large number of political workers…

Shangla: Dengue affected toll climbs to 138

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

F.P. Report       SHANGLA: The dengue mosquito continued to hunt prey across Shangla district especially Tehsil Alpuri where 12 more patients were hospitalized due dengue fever thus taking the toll of dengue affected to 138. The district government while taking notice of Dengue outbreak ordered all government departments to carry out anti-dengue drives in the area…

Afghanistan

Afghans on the edge of landmark presidential polls

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghans remain on the edge as the country’s landmark election process gains momentum amid collapsed peace talks between the US and Taliban. The polls slated for Sep. 28 were largely overshadowed by the rejuvenated yet fragile peace parley until it was abruptly scrapped by US President Donald Trump last weekend. A total…

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People’s trust be restored before elections, says residents of Paktia

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk GARDEZ: The residents of southeastern Paktia province say people’s trust was badly tarnished in the presidential and parliamentary elections and needs to be restored. The matter was echoed during a meeting between Independent Election Commission officials, women rights activists and members of political parties. Abdul Sammad Paktin, a civil society activist, said in…

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Afghanistan has made significant strides for peace

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan Ambassador to the United States, Roya Rahmani, said her country knows “that peace is on the horizon,” and “it will come on our terms”. “Although progress isn’t always easy…to see, we have made significant strides in laying the groundwork for peace in Afghanistan,” said Rahmani. “For the first time in generations,…

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Bombing Kabul was not a good idea, Taliban made a big mistake, says Trump

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US President Donald Trump has said the Taliban group made a big mistake by bombing Kabul which killed at least 12 people including an American soldier. President Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday “The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now. Killing 12…

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Taliban asks ICRC to resume activities

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report KABUL: The Islamic Emirate had a number of issues with the quality and quantity of activities being carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan which forced the Islamic Emirate to suspend their activities and scrap the security guarantees which the Islamic Emirate has given to all committed NGOs…

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Forces destroy biggest bomb-making factories

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI: The Afghan Special Forces discovered and destroyed one of the biggest bomb factories of Taliban during an operation in Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces discovered the bomb making factory in Moqor district. The statement further added that the Special Forces confiscated…

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Business

SBP announces monetary policy, maintains interest rate at 13.25pc

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan on Monday announced the monetary policy for the next two months and kept the rate of interest unchanged at 13.25 percent. “The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to leave the policy rate unchanged at 13.25 percent. The decision reflected the MPC’s view that inflation outcomes have been…

Pakistan, Iran sign extension in IP gas line agreement

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Gas companies of Pakistan and Iran on Monday have signed extended Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas line agreement after mutual consent. The top officials of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Pakistan’ Inter-State Gas System (ISGS) signed the amended IP gas deal under which Pakistan will build the said pipeline by August 26, 2024,…

Gold jumps 1% as attacks on Saudi Arabia lift safe-haven bets

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

RIYADH (Reuters): Gold prices jumped 1% on Monday as attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities dented risk appetite, boosting demand for the safe-haven bullion, while investors awaited for clues on monetary easing from major central bank meetings due this week. Spot gold was up 1% at $1,503.60 per ounce, as of 0601 GMT. Prices had…

Fed trades ‘remarkably positive’ for ‘no precedents’ after volatile year

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A year ago, US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell held a “remarkably positive outlook” for an economy enjoying a “historically rare” combination of good news including low unemployment, steady inflation and strong growth that were all expected to continue. When the Fed meets this week, the discussion will be about just how…

UAW threatens a walkout at GM after contract expires

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: The United Auto Workers (UAW) turned up the pressure on General Motors Co, threatening a strike by Sunday night if the company does not agree to its terms and ordering 850 maintenance workers at five GM facilities to walk off the job. After the union’s four-year contract with GM expired without agreement…

US Fed to cut rates again as optimism is tested

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Facing a dauntingly uncertain economic horizon and ceaselessly pelted with insults and demands for stimulus from the US president, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates in the coming week. Though Chairman Jerome Powell has at times struggled to send markets a clear message, since announcing the first rate cut…

Sports

Pakistan to give its best in series

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Bating legend Javed Miandad has advised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the green-shirts to focus on giving the best in the series against Sri Lanka this month. The Sri Lankan team would be playing three ODIs and as many Twenty20s in September and October against Pakistan. According to reports, Sri Lankan players,…

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Pliskova claims fourth title

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Zhengzhou (Agencies): Karolina Pliskova swept past Petra Martic in straight sets to win the WTA Zhengzhou Open in China. Pliskova only needed 77 minutes to beat the Croatian 6-3 6-2 in a rain-interrupted final for her fourth tournament success of 2019. The Czech player, top seed at the event, only dropped one set all week…

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England beat Australia by 135 runs to draw series

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

LONDON (AFP): England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high. Victory for the home side means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972, although holders Australia retain the…

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Nabi, Mujeeb shine in record Afghanistan win

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

DHAKA (AFP): Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman starred respectively with bat and ball as Afghanistan thrashed Bangladesh by 25 runs in their second match of the tri-nation Twenty20 international tournament in Dhaka on Sunday. Nabi hit an unbeaten 84 off 54 balls under pressure to guide Afghanistan to 164-6 before Mujeeb claimed a career…

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Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win FIBA World Cup

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time since 2006 on Sunday, completing a stunning campaign for a squad considered by many to be among the outsiders when the 32-team tournament began. The Spaniards scored first and never relinquished the lead, relying on swarming interior defense…

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Cricket Australia officials to visit Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Cricket Australia officials, including the chief executive Kevin Roberts and the security manager Sean Carroll will arrive in Pakistan on September 17. On a one-day visit to Pakistan, the CA officials will meet the chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Ehsan Mani and the CEO Waseem Khan and they will also interact with few…

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Fashion & Movies

Shahid Kapoor to work in Imtiaz Ali’s next movie

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2017

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shahid Kapoor confirmed that he will work in the upcoming movie of Imtiaz Ali after gaps of 10 years. Shahid and Imitiaz previously work together in the blockbuster movie Jab We Met back in 2007. Ever since the director-actor duo hasn’t been able to work together as they were busy with different…

Bhansali signs Alia Bhatt for ‘Hamari Jan Ho Tum’

By The Frontier Post | December 20, 2017

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sanjay Leela Bhansali decided to start work on his new film as he is still waiting for the release of his controversy-stricken Padmavati. Bhansali told local media that his new film will be called Hamari Jaan Ho Tum and the story revolves around two young individuals who are married off at a…

Aamir Khan urges SRK to play lead role in Rakesh Sharma biopic

By The Frontier Post | December 19, 2017

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood perfectionist, Aamir Khan strongly recommended his good friend and Badshah Khan aka Shah Rukh Khan to play the lead role in the Rakesh Sharma Biopic. After all the speculations, Aamir Khan confirmed that he is not doing the Rakesh Sharma biopic and the fans were much disappointed. Sidharth Roy Kapur will produce…

Big B shares a picture from the sets of Thugs of Hindustan in Thailand

By The Frontier Post | December 18, 2017

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood Shahenshah, Amitabh Bachchan shares of a picture while shooting his upcoming movie ‘Thugs of Hindustan’ in Thailand. The fans are super excited about the film as the fans will see the biggest star like Amitabh and Aamir Khan together for the first time. Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh are also…

Raees director praises Mahira for her commitment

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2017

F.P. Report MUMBAI: Director Rahul Dholakia praised Pakistani actress Mahira Khan for her work and committed towards the work. Rahul Dholakia, the director of film Raees, said that Indians were wronged about the Pakistani actress. Earlier, Mahira Khan while talking to media in Dubai, she said that I really enjoyed working with Shah Rukh Khan,…

Much awaited ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ to be release on December 23

By The Frontier Post | December 17, 2017

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The much awaited Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is all set to be releases on December 23. Tiger Zinada Hai is the sequel of director Ali Abbas Zafar movie Ek Tha Tiger 2013. The film is promised to be action packed movie and the fans are exciting about…

Science & Technology

Britain’s crime agency may use Alexa to build ‘Voiceprint’ database

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: As the increased availability of facial recognition technology has been raising concerns over its potential for being used to violate privacy and in surveillance, the rise of voice assistants adds to the need for heightened data protection. Britain’s National Crime Agency is secretly working on a database of voice recordings to facilitate…

NASA tests space concrete for future Mars habitats

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need someplace to hang their hat (or spacesuit helmet). Concrete could potentially allow…

Google agrees 945 million euro tax settlement with France

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle claims with French…

Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: When Apple Inc (AAPL.O) introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.” “When you press the shutter button…

China’s biggest radio telescope picked up over 100 mysterious signals from outer space

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China’s largest radio telescope has been picking up mysterious signals from outer space. It’s been detecting what are known as ‘FRBs’ (Fast Radio Bursts) which are small pulses of radio waves originating out in the cosmos. The source of the signals is unknown but they are believed to be coming from a…

Apple launches three new iPhones with better cameras, chips

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Tuesday played to its strengths with powerful new iPhone and iPad models able to serve as stages for its new game and television services. The Silicon Valley titan added into the mix a new-generation Apple Watch that can tell when a place it getting too noisy or help point…

Health

Shangla: Dengue affected toll climbs to 138

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

F.P. Report       SHANGLA: The dengue mosquito continued to hunt prey across Shangla district especially Tehsil Alpuri where 12 more patients were hospitalized due dengue fever thus taking the toll of dengue affected to 138. The district government while taking notice of Dengue outbreak ordered all government departments to carry out anti-dengue drives in the area…

Cholera outbreak kills seven in Sudan

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Sudan’s Health Ministry says at least seven people have died from a cholera outbreak over the past three weeks in a southeastern province. It says dozens have been infected in the outbreak in the Blue Nile province. No cases have been reported in other provinces. Authorities say 16 of Sudan’s 18 provinces…

1,133 cases of dengue reported in KP

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department dengue report around 1133 dengue cases have so far reported across the province. The report said that in the last 24 hours around 98 cases of dengue were reported in which 55 cases were reported from Peshawar. The report further added that in Swat, Battagram…

Scientists find psychiatric drugs affect gut contents

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk COPENHAGEN: Scientists are increasingly finding that the microbiome — the bacterial content of the digestive system — has effects on other functions in the body, and vice versa. A group of Irish-based scientists has given 7 groups of rats (8 animals in each group) normal or slightly elevated levels of individual psychopharmaceuticals, including…

55 cases of dengue reported from KP, 39 from Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the dengue updates report around 55 cases so far reported of dengue in which 39 cases were reported from Peshawar. According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department around 11 cases were reported of dengue from district while one case was reported from district Mansehra, one case reported from Charsadda, three…

Directs stern action against propagandists: CM directs authorities to be active in preventing, controlling Dengue virus

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday directed all departments concerned to play proactive role for the prevention and control of Dengue virus in the province further directing the immediate hiring of entomologists for exterminating the virus permanently from the province. He was presiding over meeting, held here at Chief Minister’s…

Travel

One town in Italy will pay you $765 a month to live there

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: Yep, you read that right. Molise, a region south of Rome that extends from the mountainous interior to the Adriatic Sea, is offering 700 Euros a month (roughly $765), for three years, if you move there. The area is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and therefore has preserved much of its character…

Thai tourists enjoys beauty of Swat

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: Female tourist from Thailand enjoyed the natural beauty of Swat valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while staying in camping pods opened to foreign, domestic tourists at Gabin Jabba. Suwida is the first tourist from Thailand, who stayed at the camping pods in Gabin Jabba to enjoy natural beauty of Swat district. She visited…

Scenic Eclipse a ‘Modern Queen’ Says Godmother Helen Mirren

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: If a strong sense of wanderlust and a high regard for travel agent expertise are high among favorable traits for a cruise ship godmother, few are more qualified than “A”-list English actress Dame Helen Mirren, who on Tuesday christened 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ luxury expedition ship, at…

Hong Kong’s tourism plunges 40 percent as protests deter visitors

By The Frontier Post | September 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Hong Kong visitor arrivals plunged nearly 40 percent in August from a year earlier, deepening from July’s five-percent fall, the financial secretary said, as sometimes-violent anti-government protests take a rising toll on the city’s tourism, retail and hotel businesses. Hotels in some locations had seen occupancy rates drop to about half,…

Tokyo braces for direct hit from Typhoon Faxai, flights, trains canceled

By The Frontier Post | September 9, 2019

TOKYO (Agencies): Japan braced for Typhoon Faxai on Sunday canceling trains and flights in Tokyo with destructive winds of up to 216 kilometers per hour (134 miles) and heavy rain expected to hit the region overnight, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Faxai, a woman’s name in Lao, could dump as much as 300 millimeters…

The best countries for tourists to visit in 2019

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk Spain has topped the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s ranking of countries best equipped to welcome tourists in 2019. The Mediterranean country, which has been named the most “travel-ready” nation by the WEF since 2015, was followed by France and Germany in the index. Japan and the United States rounded out the top five.…

Articles

India’s Kashmir fiasco: A humanitarian tragedy in the making

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Iqbal Khan Experts in international law agree that the UN and the global community at large does appear to have woken up to the long drawn out plight of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Pakistan has once again endorsement of the recommendations of two Kashmir reports issued by the Office of the United Nations…

Why did Trump give John Bolton the boot?

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Washington was shook by Trump’s sacking of National Security Advisor John Boltonon Tuesday. Trump’s two previous National Security Advisors were soldiers. Bolton was not a soldier, but a tougher hawk militarist and an even bigger imperialist Neocon. In fact, it’s no surprise Bolton was fired. Trump’s negotiations with the Taliban to pull U.S.…

Palestine or Shangri-La: Which way will Kashmir drift?

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Hilal Mir Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money. A massive public uprising erupted when in 2008 about 50 acres of forestland were transferred clandestinely to a panel managing the annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan Hindu cave shrine…

Underestimating Trump’s long game is a huge mistake

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Hilal Kaplan US President Donald Trump was made fun of, humiliated or despised even before he was elected. Today, however, it has become a common trend in analyses and interpretations about him. Much can be said of his active use of Twitter or his frequent viewing of Fox News and his failure to be a…

A plea for relevant news:‘Do less, better’

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2019

Alexandra Borchardt The British public can’t get enough news about Brexit – at least, that’s what news platforms’ data analytics say. But according to the Reuters Institute’s latest Digital News Report, 71% of the British public tries to avoid media coverage of the United Kingdom’s impending departure from the European Union. This disparity, which can…

New Asia initiative in Turkish foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2019

Muhammet Ali Guler Asia has always been in the orbit of Turkish foreign policy. However, the desired level of stable, strong relations with the region has not yet been achieved. Over the past two decades, Turkey has endeavored to forge relations with Asian countries, resulting in greatly improved political, economic, cultural and tourism relations compared…

Editorial

Admission policy for medical colleges

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has amended Admission, House Job and Internship Regulation 2018. The amendment will enforce an open merit policy on national basis for admission in the Medical and Dental Colleges across the country. Private medical and dental institutions in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa have shown resentment over the new admission policy as it will…

Ragtag power transmission system

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

The main power transmission line between Tarbella and Peshawar broke down at Urmar which caused suspension in electricity supply for several hours to five districts in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. Over the past few years power break downs and feeders tripping have become a chronic problems. The centralized and convoluted transmission system inflicts more than 30 percent…

Middle East tension

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2019

The Drone strike on the Aramco’s crude oil processing complex in Saudi Arabia has further escalated the level of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia and its allied Arab States. The responsibility of this attack was claimed by Houthi rebels of Yemen but the United States blamed it on Iran. The rising temperature of hostilities…

Vague logic

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

In a press statement, Central President of Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandiyar Wali Khan alleged that the policy of weakening democratic institutions is still on whereas democracy must reign supreme. He said that for this purpose neutral and transparent elections should be held and power be transferred to what he called to the newly elected…

Fast-tracking CPEC

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2019

The federal cabinet in its meeting scheduled for September 17, among other items on the agenda, would also consider pros and cons of establishing CPEC Authority to fast-track implementation of projects which have been included in its framework of this flagship initiative of China and Pakistan. Earlier, the parliamentary committee on CPEC in a meeting…

Government’s Housing schemes

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2019

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan approved three housing schemes one each in Peshawar, Swat and Hangu for providing low cost houses to the people under “Naya Pakistan Housing Programme” of the Prime Minister. The population of the provincial metropolis has increased at alarming speed. But after the launching of Regi Model Town in 2000, no new…

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…