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No effort will be spared for national security: Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized that no effort will be spared for national security and sovereignty. He made the remarks during his visit to ISI headquarters in Islamabad today along with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The Prime Minister appreciated the sacrifices and tireless efforts of the Inter…

Imran Khan using NAB as a political victimization tool: Shehbaz Sharif

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Opposition leader Mian Shehbaz Sharif has said that Imran Khan is using National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as a political weapon and NAB’s unjustified action yesterday put many lives in danger. In a statement released on social networking site Twitter, Shehbaz Sharif wrote that, “In view of the number of coronavirus victims in…

Pakistan will respond with full might to any Indian military adventurism: DG ISPR

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar has emphatically stated that Pakistan is ready and will respond with full might to any Indian military adventurism. Talking to a private channel today, he said the Indian side saw its manifestation just last year. He warned there will be uncontrollable and unintended consequences of…

On what grounds is Justice Isa bound to disclose family’s properties, asks SC

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Justice Umar Ata Bandial of the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday that there was no allegation of corruption or dishonesty against Justice Qazi Faez Isa. Justice Isa’s petition against the reference and the proceedings of the Supreme Judicial Council against him was heard before a full bench of the Supreme Court. In…

Info Minister appeals to strictly follow SOPs for coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has appealed to the people to strictly follow the standard operating procedures in the face of rising cases of Coronavirus otherwise the government will be compelled to again enforce the lockdown. He was addressing a news conference along with Parliamentary Secretary for Railways Farrukh Habib in Islamabad today.…

US: Esper disagrees with Trump on Insurrection Act

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AA): US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday he does not support President Donald Trump’s proposal to invoke the Insurrection Act to quell George Floyd protests across the country. “The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only…

Global

Pentagon sends 1,600 troops to Washington over protests

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AA): The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it had transferred about 1,600 troops to the Washington, DC area in response to ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd. “The Department of Defense moved multiple active duty Army units into the National Capitol Region as a prudent planning measure in response to ongoing support to…

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US Floyd killing also rocks British politics

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

LONDON (AA): UK politicians on Wednesday condemned the killing of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of US police sparked protests across the country and the world, but the government was also grilled on taking a firm stand against police brutality. At Prime Minister’s Questions, a weekly British parliamentary tradition where the prime minister…

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Kashmiris demand stimulus package for crippled economy

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

SRINAGAR (AA): Dozens of trade bodies in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday demanded a stimulus package for the revival of businesses in the disputed Himalayan region. At a news conference in the capital Srinagar on Wednesday, members of the business community said Kashmir’s economy has suffered heavily since the 1990s. They said the lockdown…

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Kosovo: Avdullah Hoti becomes new prime minister

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

BELGRADE (AA): Kosovo Assembly on Wednesday elected Avdullah Hoti as the new prime minister of the country’s sixth government since the declaring independence in 2008. In an extraordinary session of the Kosovo Assembly, a new coalition government led by Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) leader Hoti was elected with 61 votes in favor, 24 votes…

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India, China to hold military talks on border tensions

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

NEW DELHI (AA): India has requested high-level military talks with China as a face-off between the two countries continues along the border in India’s northern Ladakh region, an official confirmed Wednesday. On June 6, lieutenant generals from both sides will meet at the Indian border point meeting hut in Ladakh. “India will be led by…

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Qatar rejects Israeli plan to annex West Bank

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

DOHA (AA): Qatar has reiterated its rejection of any Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, vowing to continue support to the Palestinian people. “We reject any attempt to annex any occupied Palestinian land,” Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told a virtual meeting of the Ad-Hoc Liaison Committee to coordinate…

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Pakistan

FM Qureshi, Canadian minister discuss COVID-19 pandemic

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Canadian minister for international development Karina Gould on Wednesday discussed the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Talking to the Canadian minister through video link, FM Qureshi said that Pakistan was combating with the global pandemic with limited sources. Underscoring the need for joint efforts…

Shujat asks people to avoid elements spreading fear, harassment regarding Corona

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: President of Pakistan Muslim League (PML) Chaudhry Shujat Hussain has that the people should avoid such elements who are spreading fear and harassment among the people regarding corona so that their business keep on going. In a statement here Wednesday, he appealed the people to avoid Corona test till some sorts of…

Two more lawmakers pass away from COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Two provincial assembly lawmakers succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday. PTI MPA Mian Jamsheduddin Kakakhel from Nowshera and PML-N MPA Shaukat Manzoor Cheema from Gujranwala both passed away after being on ventilator for a few days. Kakakhel’s funeral prayers will be offered at 6pm in Nowshera. According to Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shahid Ali…

PPP to resist any lay off of employees of state owned enterprises by govt: Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has warned the PTI government to stop conspiring against the workers and laborers employed by state owned enterprises, adding that any lay-off of government, semi-government or state corporation employees would be vehemently resisted. In a statement issued on Wednesday, he alleged that Prime Minister…

President lauds enhancing Pak-China cooperation in field of medicines, infectious diseases

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has underscored the importance of enhancing Pak-China cooperation in the field of medicines, particularly infectious diseases. He expressed these views while talking to a ten-member delegation of medical experts of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army led by Major General Dr. Feihu Zhou in Islamabad today. The President underlined…

Siraj for transparent inquiry in Karachi plane crash

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq has demanded the government authorities to hold transparent inquiry of Karachi plane crash incident, abandoning the old practices of putting the burden of tragedies on dead pilots. “We have always seen in the past that deceased pilots were held responsible for the plane crash incidents in…

Afghanistan

Security organs called to account for Kabul Mosque attack

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Critics and citizens in Afghanistan on Wednesday voiced strong criticism about the security strategy of the Afghan security institutions hours after a bomb exploded inside Wazir Akbar Khan mosque, which is located in a highly fortified area of Kabul. At least two people were killed, including the mosque’s imam Mohammad Ayaz Niazi,…

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Taliban will pursue both peace talks and jihad: Deputy chief

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Sirajuddin Haqqani, the deputy leader of the Taliban, said that despite the group’s belief in the peace negotiation talks as one of the core components of the solution to the conflict in Afghanistan, the Taliban will still continue the path of jihad (holy war) and strengthen its military power. In a message…

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Reactions to Imam’s death in Kabul Mosque attack

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday at a ceremony in Kabul paid tribute to Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque’s imam, Mohammad Ayaz Niazi. On Tuesday evening an explosion at Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque in downtown Kabul left two dead including Niazi and eight others wounded, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior…

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Senior officials die from coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

KUNDUZ (AT News): Abdul Rashid Bashir, police chief of Kunduz province and Fahim Qarloq, governor of the Qala-e-Zal district of Kunduz died due to the Corona virus, interior ministry and officials in Kunduz confirmed Wednesday. Bashir was hospitalized in Kabul since he was infected with the virus, according to the ministry statement. Ismatullah Moradi, provincial…

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9 civilians killed in Kandahar roadside bomb

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

KANDAHAR (AT News): At least nine civilians were killed after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province, security officials said. A vehicle carrying several people heading from the Khoshkroad area to the main city struck a roadside bomb Wednesday noon. Nine passengers of the car were killed after the bomb went off,…

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Kabul sees spike in medicine prices amid coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

KABUL (AT News): Prices of medicines have spiked in Kabul city amid the spread of the coronavirus. Over 750 people have tested positive for COVID-19 over past day, pushing the total tally to over 17,000. This has exacerbated price crisis as people have smaller budgets due to COVID-19. As COVID-19 is rapidly expanding across the…

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Business

Dollar down by 57 paisas, KSE-100 Index ends up in negative zone

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The rupee broke the sequence of gains made by the US dollar on Wednesday as the greenback lost 57 paisas against the local currency, ending the day at Rs164.32 against the previous day’s level of Rs164.89. At one point, the dollar was traded at as low as Rs163.89, representing a loss of…

Fakhar to collaborate with provinces to implement Agriculture Package

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam on Wednesday said that Ministry of National Food Security and Research would collaborate with provincial governments at all levels for successful implementation of Agriculture Fiscal Package. He said that federal government, despite the challenging times, allocated Rs. 5 billion for the vulnerable…

ADB, ESCAP discuss stepping up cooperation to help Asia Pacific in addressing COVID-19 crisis

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Executive Secretary Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Wednesday discussed enhancing cooperation to help Asia Pacific region in order to address the novel coronavirus disease. “ESCAP played a key role in the establishment of ADB, and…

OGRA takes notice of fuel shortage

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (OGRA) on Wednesday took notice of shortage of petroleum products in the country. According to details, the regulator has issued show cause notice to three oil companies and sought an answer within 24 hours for not maintaining required stock of petroleum products. The notices were issued after…

Domestic cement dispatches decline by 37.63 percent in May 2020

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The impact of the construction package announced by the government is yet to be seen as the domestic cement uptake declined by a massive 37.63 percent to 2.27 million tons in May 2020 from 3.64 million tons in May 2019, the 3rd double digit monthly decline this fiscal. Moreover, exports also decreased…

S&P 500, Dow scale fresh three-month peaks

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones indexes hit new three-month highs on Tuesday on prevailing optimism around the reopening of businesses, with investors remaining cautious around more disruptions from protests in the country over the death of a black man while in police custody. Some of the worst-hit stocks in…

Sports

FIA summons Shoaib Akhtar over statement against PCB

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Issuing statements against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) landed former Test cricket Shoaib Akhtar into trouble as the FIA Cybercrime Wing directed him to appear in person on June 5 (Friday). Akhtar has been summoned on a complaint filed by the PCB after he levelled multiple accusations, including that the Board internal…

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PROFILE – Muhammad Ali: Boxing legend, activist against racism

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

LONDON (AA): All-time “greatest” boxing legend Muhammad Ali is being commemorated Wednesday four years since his passing, not only for his talent in the ring but also his legacy in fighting racism and discrimination in the US. Ali was born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan. 17. Raised in a middle-class…

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Three West Indies cricketers turn down England tour

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

ST.JOHN’S (Agencies): Veteran batsman Darren Bravo was among three West Indies cricketers to turn down a chance to tour England to play three back-to-back Tests in July, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced Wednesday. “Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul all declined the invitation to travel to England for the tour and CWI fully respects…

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Pakistan baseball teams to take part in two international events abroad

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Baseball has taken lead in launching sports activities around the world after outbreak of corona virus and Pakistan Federation Baseball has confirmed participation of its teams in two international events abroad in September and November. The bold moves of Chinese Taipie South Korea and other countries have come to the fore when…

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Imad wants Pakistan to regain No. 1 spot in T20 ranking

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: All-rounder Imad Wasim cannot wait to get back on the field saying he wants Pakistan to reclaim its top spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 rankings through the series against England this summer. Imad said he was looking forward to team’s tour to England, for three Tests and T20s, as…

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Wishes pour in as Wasim Akram turns 54

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Wishes poured in for former legendary Pakistan captain and the ‘Sultan of Swing’ Wasim Akram, who turned 54 on Wednesday. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and International Cricket Council (ICC) took to their social media handles to pay glowing tribute and extend good wishes to erstwhile left-arm pacer. “Happy birthday to the…

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Fashion & Movies

ABC drops Roseanne show after racist tweet

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk AUSTRALIA: ABC TV network has cancelled comedian Roseanne Barr’s show after she posted a racist tweet likening an African-American former Obama aide to an ape. ABC said: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values and we have decided to cancel her show.” Barr’s tweet said Valerie Jarrett was the…

Rishi Kapoor fails to recognize son Ranbir in ‘Sanju’ trailer

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has admitted that he did not recognise his son, Ranbir Kapoor, in the trailer of Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju. “I swear on (wife) Neetu and Ranbir, I did not think it was Ranbir, I thought it was Sanjay Dutt,” said Rishi after watching the trailer of the biopic on…

Sara Ali Khan already signed three films even before debut!

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sara Ali Khan is all set to be the next big thing of Bollywood. We have already known about star kids who have had signed a second film, even before the release of their debut. But Sara seems to be quite ahead in the game. The actress, who would be competing with as…

Solo: A Star Wars Story struggles to attract audiences on opening weekend  

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES: “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the latest prequel in the hugely popular film franchise, struggled to achieve escape velocity this holiday weekend, with an estimated $101 million four-day take falling far below expectations. Analysts had predicted the Disney/Lucasfilm project — directed by Ron Howard and with Alden Ehrenreich as a young version of…

Family Court in Lahore announce Meera is Attiqur Rehman wife

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2018

F.P.Report LAHORE: A family court in Lahore on Monday ruled that actor Meera is the wife of Attiqur Rehman. Announcing the judgment in a marriage suit which had been filed nine years ago by the film actress, Family Judge Babar Nadeem dismissed Meera’s petition that her nikkah to Attiqur Rehman was forged. “The nikkahnama is…

Superhit! ‘Raazi’ enters the Rs 100 crore club of 2018

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: We are almost halfway done with 2018, and so far it has been a splendid year for Bollywood, commercially as well as quality wise. Raazi has been the most appreciated film of the year and it has done phenomenally well at the box-office. The spy thriller is not only garnering praises and…

Science & Technology

Cabinet approves first ever Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved the first ever Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy (MDMP) pursuant to a summary moved by Ministry of Industries and Production. The policy prepared by the Engineering Development Board (EDB), a techno-economic arm of Ministry of Industries and Production through extensive consultation with relevant public and private sector…

Students reject online classes in varsities

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Rejecting the initiation of online classes in varsities, the office bearers of Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF) have lambasted the provincial government and urged it to stop the process as it will deprive thousands of students from education due to unavailability of internet service. Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar press club,…

Tribal youth creates software for school documentation

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: The first year student has created a special database for documentation of school for fulfilling necessities of the educational institutions. Shah Saud Khan s/o Baktullah, resident of Landi Kotal and student of 1st year of Computer Science in Imperial College System, Peshawar said that since his childhood he was interested in…

Moscow bemused at US space ‘hysteria’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by “hysteria” around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars. On Saturday, SpaceX made history by becoming the world’s first commercial company to send humans into orbit, leading Russia to…

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report PARIS: As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks. The technology could help avert new surges in COVID-19 infections that might overwhelm…

Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology normally used to locate militants to instead track coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with. In a programme publicly touted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling the…

Health

Punjab faces shortage of life-saving injections for coronavirus patients

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Life of terminally ill coronavirus patients in Punjab is in huge danger due to the shortage of lifesaving injection for critically ill coronavirus patients and is in limited stock in both private and public hospitals of Punjab. According to details, in Punjab Lahore and Rawalpindi have become a hot bed for coronavirus…

Dairy-rich diet could lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as the cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome), finds a large international study published online in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. The observed associations were strongest for…

India approves antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 patients

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk BENGALURU: India’s government said on Tuesday it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use in treating COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir is the first drug to show improvement in COVID-19 patients in formal clinical trials. It was granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month and…

World’s first study of antibody treatment against COVID-19 starts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday it had started an early-stage trial to test its potential treatment for COVID-19, in the world’s first study of an antibody treatment against the disease. Lilly is one of the several drugmakers and research institutions that are working on vaccines, antivirals and other treatments to help…

326 doctors hit by COVID-19, five die in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Around 326 doctors have so far affected from COVID-19 in KP while five doctors have so far lost their lives while fighting the pandemic. This was stated in a statement issued by Young Doctors Association Khyber Paktunkhwa. The statement said that more than 100 doctors working in gyne wards of different hospitals…

Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among European ancestry participants who carry two faulty copies of the APOE gene (termed e4e4). One in 36 people of European ancestry…

Travel

Saudi Arabia to reopen AlUla cultural and heritage site for tourist in October

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk JEDDAH: When you’re already a quarter-of-a-million years old, a few months out of action because of a coronavirus pandemic is no more than a blip in time. It is therefore safe to say that when visitors return to AlUla, the culture and heritage destination in northwest Saudi Arabia, not a lot will have…

Travel restrictions: Why is UK quarantine at odds with Europe, asks global air travel alliance

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Opposition to the Government’s travel quarantine plans is growing ahead of its introduction next week, with a senior member of IATA, the global air travel body, asking why the UK’s strategy is at odds with the rest of Europe. Rafael Schvartzman, regional vice president of Europe for IATA, said the holiday opportunities…

Germany only one of Greece’s big tourist markets on list of approved flights

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece announced on Friday that it would be opening its borders to tourists from 29 countries on June 15, although Germany is the only country from the list of the five key markets for Greece’s tourism sector, as the UK, Italy, France and the US continue to have high rates of coronavirus…

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Germany Some border crossings with neighbors Austria, Switzerland, and France began to open on May 16 under tightly controlled conditions, with June 15 set as the date to fully relax borders and restrictions on inter-EU travel. Germany also lifted its strict border controls with Luxembourg on the same day. A similar deal with Denmark has…

Cyprus to pay holiday costs of coronavirus infected tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Cyprus has pledged to cover the holiday costs of anyone who tests positive for the virus after travelling there. In a letter made public on Wednesday, the government said it would pay for accommodation, medicine and food for patients and their families. Tourists “will only need to bear the cost of their…

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: With news that many countries in Europe are reopening to tourism in time for summer, travelers with their sights set on Asia are anxiously awaiting word on when they’ll be given the green light to visit their favorite destination. As of now, those with Thailand in mind will need to wait at…

Articles

Normalization without justice is Israel’s goal

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Najla M. Shahwan The normalization of Israel’s relations with the Arab states can be defined as pursuing policies or actions that treat Israel as a normal part of the Middle East, ignoring its role in the ethnic cleansing and displacement of Palestinians. The normalization would seek to move forward without holding Israel accountable for the…

Hard-core agents provocateurs infiltrate US protests

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Christina Lin As peaceful protests started a couple of days after the death of George Floyd, they suddenly took a sinister turn. Within 48 hours, there were highly coordinated riots throughout the US that rapidly multiplied. The protests have been quickly infiltrated by mainly white extremist groups, including most visible in videos anarchist Antifa leftist…

Combating desert Locustplague – Pakistan scenario

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Dr. Tasneem Ahmad Desert locust swarms are reportedly entering Pakistan from three sides including Iran, Oman, India and Afghanistan, in addition to local breeding in spring breeding areas of Baluchistan. It appears to be a new trend adopted by the desert locust, using of Afghanistan for attacking our green crops of Pakistan. However, in the…

Let the US burn so that the world can breathe!

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Yusuf Kaplan One police officer pinned down a black civilian with a knee to his neck and killed him. Ruthlessly! What’s more is that he was aware he was being recorded! It seems this inhumane, chilling black murder that took place in Minneapolis is going to lead the US to a revolution. For now, in…

The role of social media in disasters

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Ghazi Khan In recent years the widespread use of social media has facilitated the propagation of information in the world. Billions of internet and social media platforms users can get easy access to information they want through social media quickly. There is no denying the fact that electronic, print and social media has played and…

Indian Hubris invites Chinese Fury

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected President Donald Trump’s mediation offer for resolving ongoing China-India stand-off. Reiterating his offer Trump said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not in a good mood about the ongoing big conflict with China. Earlier Trump had tweeted on May 27 offering to help resolve growing border tensions.…

Editorial

Focus on hydel power generation

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Focus has now been shifted on inexpensive hydel power generation from expensive thermal one to achieve optimal energy mix. A tripartite agreement has been finalised between the government of Azad Kashmir, Three Gorges Corporation of China and Private Power Infrastructure Board for the construction of 1,124 Kohala hydropower project on the River Neelum under the…

Desperate situation, extraordinary measures

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan wants allocation of more financial resources for the containment measures of coronavirus, which has not only further depressed the national economy reeling under acute stagflation over the years but also caused swift downturn of global economy. He has directed the Advisor on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh to avoid harsh taxation…

Hospitals’ upgradation in tribal districts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

There is not a single teaching level hospital in the merged tribal districts. The previously established Agency Headquarter Hospitals of former FATA era are not even at par with District Headquarter Hospitals of settled districts in health infrastructure, availability of specialist doctors and trained paramedical staff. A former governor of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Lt.General (R) Iftikhar…

Peace lover or killer

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

BJP government foreign policy being conducted in this region under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gimmickry synonymous with the proverb, “A wolf in sheep clothing.” India arrested two low rank officials of Pakistani High Commission on Sunday for being allegedly involved in espionage, declared them persona non grata and expelled them. The…

Putting corona in ‘dam care list’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

The spike in in coronavirus infections and consequent increase in mortality rate of patients have compelled the government to declare wearing masks and gloves mandatory at crowded places, markets, shopping malls, public transport and air travel. However, people have so far not shown seriousness to observe the SOPs that federal and provincial governments have announced…

Revenue shortfall

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

A steep fall in the tax revenue collection has been witnessed over the past few months, which may be partially due to suspension of economic activities in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic’ These activities have now largely been restored. Federal Board of Revenue has missed the target of tax collection by Rs.103 billion in May,…

Arts and Literature

The UAE’s Jameel Arts Centre reopens amid lockdown restrictions

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Dubai’s contemporary art institution Jameel Arts Centre will reopen its doors to visitors on June 3. Guests are asked to book a two-hour slot in advance of their visit to help monitor the capacity and abide to social distancing within the centre. In accordance with UAE regulations, visitors and staff are required…

Saudi Arabia to host first Art Biennale in 2021

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, has announced the establishment of Al-Diriyah Biennale Foundation for Contemporary Art. The biennale will alternate in terms of theme, with an exhibition of contemporary art for the first edition set for 2021, and an Islamic art exhibition in 2022. The minister…

Saudi Arabia with a rich history and home to archeological treasures

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Modern-day Saudi Arabia is home to several archeological treasures, evidence that this part of the world was once the cradle of ancient civilizations. Several cities that once thrived in this area lay in ruins away from people’s attention and, until a few decades ago, this part of the world was considered to…

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Authors: Lev Dynkin, Anthony Gould, Jay Hyman, Vadim Konstantinovsky and Bruce Phelps The practice of institutional bond portfolio management has changed markedly since the late 1980s in response to new financial instruments, investment methodologies, and improved analytics. Investors are looking for a more disciplined, quantitative approach to asset management. Here, 5 top authorities from a…

A remarkable & imaginative abstract artist

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The highly reputable and refined professional Indian painter Rahat Kazmi is making big waves through her abstract paintings. Rahat Kazmi was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India on September 4, 1984. Her father Abdul Nasir Khan is a government employee, working as a teacher. Meanwhile, her mother was always a housewife. Rahat…

A Course in Microeconomic Theory

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Author: David M. Kreps David M. Kreps has developed a text in microeconomics that is both challenging and “user-friendly.” The work is designed for the first-year graduate microeconomic theory course and is accessible to advanced undergraduates as well. Placing unusual emphasis on modern noncooperative game theory, it provides the student and instructor with a unified…