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FM Qureshi boycotts Indian minister’s speech at Heart of Asia conference

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISTANBUL: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is visiting Turkey to attend Heart of Asia conference, boycotted the speech of Indian delegate, and walked out of the conference. The 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process – which aims to promote peace in Afghanistan – was convened on Monday at Dolmabahce Palace…

Nation must take part in jihad against corruption: PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that a corrupt person is an enemy of the country and masses. Addressing the launching ceremony of the anti-corruption app called Report Corruption in Islamabad on Monday in connection with International Anti-Corruption Day, he said that a modern and prosperous society gives great emphasis on…

Bilawal Bhutto hopes Zardari will get justice on Dec 11 hearing

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said on Monday that he hopes that former president and his father Asif Ali Zardari will get justice on December 11, the day the Islamabad High Court will take up Zardari’s bail plea filed on medical grounds. The PPP chairman was addressing media outside the Pakistan…

DG ISPR refutes news of Pakistan-Iran security forces ‘jointly patrolling’ border

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday refuted news reports that Pakistani and Iranian security forces had carried out ‘joint patrolling’ along the Iran-Pakistan international border. According to the DG ISPR’s Twitter account, the news is ‘factually incorrect’ as there is no joint patrolling taking place at Pakistani…

BRT, Malam Jabba references are ready: NAB chairman

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman retired justice Javed Iqbal said on Monday that the accountability watchdog has tightened its noose around plunderers of national wealth or they have made their getaway. The bureau’s chairman addressed a ceremony organised in Islamabad on the International Anti-Corruption Day, and asserted that the government has never…

Pakistan Navy commemorates historic event of sinking Indian ship

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A graceful ceremony was organised by Pakistan Navy at Pakistan Maritime Museum to commemorate 48th Hangor Day on Monday and to pay homage to our heroes as the day is celebrated to commemorate the historic event of sinking Indian Navy Frigate KHUKRI and damaging another Indian Navy Ship KIRPAN in 1971 war.…

Global

Arms sales worldwide nearly doubled since 2002

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The world’s top 100 weapon producers have increased their global sales by 47% since 2002, a watchdog said Monday. Their sales for 2018 totaled $420 billion, a 4.6% increase compared to the previous year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report. The institute’s database excludes Chinese companies due…

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Erdogan: Turkey to do its best to eradicate Daesh/ISIS terror group in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community on Monday to boost investments in Afghanistan during “sensitive” times the country has been going through. Erdogan’s remarks came at the 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process convened at Dolmabahce Palace under Peace, Partnership, Prosperity theme. “Afghanistan has been going…

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Qatari minister in Riyadh to prepare for Gulf summit

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk DOHA: Qatar’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sultan Bin Saad Al-Muraikhi arrived in Riyadh on Monday to attend preparatory meetings for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, the official QNA news agency reported. The GCC summit will open on the Saudi capital on Tuesday amid reports about progress in efforts aimed at resolving…

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Controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill tabled in Lok Sabha

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday tabled the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the lower house of the Indian parliament, locally called Lok Sabha, officials said. The bill aims at granting citizenship to illegal immigrants belonging to six religions — Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainsim, Parsi and Christianity from…

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UK election hit by charges of Russian interference

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The Conservative and Labour parties have traded blows in recent days over alleged Russian interference in U.K. politics as the country’s general election enters its final week. The main opposition center-left Labour Party has used a leaked U.K.-US trade document as evidence that the ruling center-right Conservative Party intends to privatize the…

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Political rivals in UK gird up for game of thrones

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: With the U.K. general election taking place this Thursday, Anadolu Agency takes a look at the leaders of the main parties. Boris Johnson: Boris Johnson, 55, is the leader of the ruling center-right Conservative Party and prime minister. He has long been one of Britain’s most-high-profile politicians. He is the former editor…

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Pakistan

CDA failed to retrieve illegal land from Bahria Enclave

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: The city managers of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) despite multiple attempts failed to retrieve the 510 Kanals government land from the property tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain owned Bahria Enclave a credible source in the civic agency told Frontier Post wished not to be named. According to the details on…

Opposition leader should return to country to face charges: Murad

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communication and Postal Services Murad Saeed on Monday asked the opposition leader to return to face corruption charges against him. At the recommencement of the National Assembly session the minister responding to Khawaja Asif’s statement on point of order said that the opposition instead of representing their voters in…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Accountability has become an important state organ: President

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi terming accountability an important organ of State side by side with judiciary, parliament and executive said for the first time in country’s history, the accountability process was underway with non-political approach. Addressing at an event to mark International Anti-Corruption Day here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President stressed that…

Police arrest two timber smugglers

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

ShafiUllah MINGORA: Police in its operation against timber mafia and deforestation on Monday seized 16 wood slogs (slippers) and arrested two smugglers. District Police Officer Swat, SaeedAshfaq Anwar said that strict against was being taken against those who destroy natural beauty forests. Taking notice of deforestation, police along with district administration has launched grand operation…

Woman set ablaze by husband, case registered

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report JHANG: The police registered a case into death of a young woman after allegedly being set ablaze by her husband and his accomplices died in Ahmedpur Sial, a city in Jhang district, on Monday. A case under sections 358 (assault) and 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code was registered against the…

Afghanistan

Erdogan: Turkey to do its best to eradicate Daesh/ISIS terror group in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community on Monday to boost investments in Afghanistan during “sensitive” times the country has been going through. Erdogan’s remarks came at the 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process convened at Dolmabahce Palace under Peace, Partnership, Prosperity theme. “Afghanistan has been going…

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‘25 Taliban killed in Zabul, Uruzgan operations’

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk ZABUL: At least 25 Taliban were killed in separate operations in southern Zabul and Uruzgan provinces, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Sunday. At least 14 Taliban were killed in an airstrike in Shahr-e-Safa district of Zabul, the statement said, adding that “weapons and explosive devices were also destroyed.” The…

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Afghan forces kill five militants

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk FARAH: Five militants have been confirmed dead as security forces stormed Taliban hideouts on Sunday, an army spokesman Abdul Ghafar Nuristani said. The operation, was launched in the wee hours of Sunday in Kariz Barikzai village outside the provincial capital Farah city early morning killing five insurgents on the spot. A number of…

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Nooristani’s son-in-law joins the president’s electoral team

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Faramarz Tamanna, a presidential candidate and son-in-law of Hawa Alam Nooristani, the chief of Independent Election Commission joins president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s electoral team, president office reported on Sunday. A joint statement published on Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s Facebook page states that the two electoral team have coalesced to work jointly. Faramarz Tamanna,…

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Leaders call for measures to protect children in armed conflict

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-E-SHARIF: At a UN-backed event in Mazar, the capital of Balkh province, participants underscored the pressing need for stronger measures to protect children from harm in Afghanistan’s armed conflict. During the day-long event, community leaders, human rights advocates, civil society representatives and provincial authorities discussed the reality of children being killed, maimed, abused…

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Afghanistan will need financial help

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan will need continued financial support from the international community following a potential political settlement, a new World Bank report says. The World Bank concludes that Afghanistan will require $6 billion to $8 billion a year in international grants between 2020 and 2024 to fund basic services, support faster economic growth, and…

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Business

VW’s German plants need to shape up

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Volkswagen’s German plants need to boost efficiency to match overseas operations, production chief Andreas Tostmann was quoted as saying, targeting 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in savings by 2023. German carmakers, including Volkswagen’s Audi brand, have announced thousands of job cuts in recent weeks to address an expected 5% drop in global…

Japan’s markets watchdog likely to recommend $22 million fine against Nissan

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Japan’s markets watchdog will likely recommend soon that the financial regulator fine Nissan Motor about 2.4 billion yen over false reporting on its financial statement, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday. Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo in November last year over allegations of financial misconduct, including understating his…

China exports fall again as US trade war continues

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: China’s exports fell in November as shipments to the US slowed sharply, adding to concerns about the effects of the two nations’ trade war. November exports from the world’s second largest economy fell 1.1% from a year earlier, the fourth straight fall. Exports to the US were down 23 per cent,…

‘Amazon wants to work more with the Pentagon’

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk SIMI VALLEY (Reuters): Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos said it would support the US Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself. “We are going to support the Department of Defense, this country is important,” Bezos said at an annual defense forum at…

US Fed to hold fire as economy ends 2019 on a strong note

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: With the strength of the world’s largest economy on display at year end, the US Federal Reserve is all but certain to leave interest rates untouched at its final policy meeting of 2019 this week. While Latin America and Europe are stagnant and China has begun to sputter worryingly, November’s blockbuster US…

Bilour hails PHC orders to initiate probe into alleged corruption in Peshawar BRT

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The United Business Group leader and former senator, Ilyas Ahmad Bilour has hailed the Peshawar High Court verdict, in which the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) is being directed to conduct probe into alleged corruption in Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project within next 45 days. In a statement issued here on Sunday,…

Sports

Russia banned for 4 years from Olympics, 2022 World Cup

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

ISTANBUL (Agencies): The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday handed a four-year ban to Russia for major sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Cup. “WADA Executive Committee unanimously endorses four-year period of non-compliance for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency,” the agency said in a statement following a meeting of its executive committee…

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Pakistan squash team beat Nepal, Sri Lanka, BD in Men & Women Squash

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): Pakistan took a flying start in the Men and Women squash event part of the ongoing 13th South Asian Games-2019 which is being played at Kathmandu (Nepal) when securing victories against Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in their respective matches. The team got a positive start for winning Men and Women events. In…

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Bashir Ahmed returns to Pakistan with UFC legend in bid to promote MMA

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Professional player of mixed martial art (MMA) from Pakistan, Bashir Ahmad, has returned to his homeland after a two-year gap with a vision to promote the sport at the national and international levels. Termed as the godfather of the sport in the country, he returned with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend Rich…

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Akram likely to become PCB Cricket Committee Chairman

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan legendary former fast-bowler Wasim Akram is likely to become the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB)’s Cricket Committee. The former speedster is currently a member of the committee while the post of chairman was recently vacated by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the PCB Wasim Khan. According to sources…

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England women thrash Pakistan by 75 runs

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (PPI): Centuries by Tammy Beaumont and Danni Wyatt, along with Kate Cross’ four-fer, set-up a 75-run win for England Women against Pakistan Women in the first of the three ICC Women’s Championship ODIs here at Kinrara Oval. In a contest live-streamed on the PCB’s YouTube channel, openers Beaumont (107 off 141) and Wyatt…

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Leicester break club record with 4-1 win at Villa

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

BIRMINGHAM (Agencies): Leicester City set a club record of eight successive top flight wins after two goals from Jamie Vardy helped them to an impressive 4-1 Premier League victory at Aston Villa on Sunday. Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans were also on target for Leicester, who served up a performance akin to those which produced…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

I have not shot any scene which has been changed in Padhmavati says Shahid Kapoor

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2017

F.P. Report MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor says his upcoming film Padmavati, marred by controversies, is made with a good intent. Shahid, who won the Big Zee Entertainment Award for the best actor for Udta Punjab on Saturday, spoke to the media on the sidelines of the event. Talking about the controversies surrounding the historical…

Science & Technology

Rocket Lab conducts final launch of 2019

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk PENINSULA: On 6 December 2019, at 8:18 am UTC, launch provider Rocket Lab conducted its 10th mission – and the final one of 2019 – from its launch site at New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. The launch successfully orbited 6 picosatellites developed by Alba Orbital, named “PocketQubes”, as well as Japan’s 75-kg ALE-2 cubesat…

Russian cargo freighter on the way to space station

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk NUR-SULTAN: For the second time in less than 24 hours, a robotic resupply freighter departed Earth Friday for the International Space Station, this time aboard a Russian Soyuz booster launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Soyuz-2.1a booster lifted off at 4:34:11 a.m. EST (0934:11 GMT) from Launch Pad No. 31 at…

Twitter suspends Pakistani user’s accounts without assigning any reason

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The micro-blogging website, Twitter, has suspended many accounts of Pakistani users without assigning any reasons and prior notice. The spokesperson of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) reacted upon the action, saying that the latest step of the Twitter administration was taken against the principles of freedom of expression. The authority asked social media…

Two cargo freighters set for launch to space station this week

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: Fresh off a series of three complex spacewalks to repair a $2 billion cosmic ray detector, the International Space Station’s crew is set to receive two robotic resupply freighters in the next week after launches from Florida’s Space Coast and the steppes of Kazakhstan. A SpaceX Dragon supply ship and Russian Progress…

Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to provide clarity on its data protection efforts, the company said on Monday. The changes, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will comply with the…

China due to introduce face scans for mobile users

By The Frontier Post | December 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of the country’s hundreds of millions of internet users. The regulation, announced in September, was due to come into effect on Sunday. The government says it wants…

Health

Permanent hair dyes and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Using permanent hair dye and/or hair straightening products may increase one’s risk of developing breast cancer, a new study claims. The risk was found to particularly impact black women based on data from more than 46,700 women who participated in the Sister Study. All of the women were likewise at genetic risk…

Karachi worst hit by HIV in Sindh with 67.2% cases

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The number of registered HIV cases in all districts of Sindh province has risen to 14,582 with Karachi having highest number of cases up to 9810 (67.2%), according to a new investigative report. The present status of registered HIV cases in Sindh is just a tip of iceberg because the actual number…

Diabetes drug has unexpected, broad implications for healthy aging

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk Metformin is the most commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drug, yet scientists still do not fully know how it works to control blood sugar levels. In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College have used a novel technology to investigate why it functions…

Murad takes strong exception to polio vaccination refusals

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken strong exception to cases of polio vaccine refusals or missing of 200412 children, pertaining to targeted age group, during recently held immunization campaign against crippling disease in the province. Chairing a meeting of Provincial Taskforce for Polio Eradication here on Friday he…

The heart wants what the heart wants, and it wants you to brush your teeth

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk  SEOUL: Part of avoiding heart disease might involve brushing your teeth, suggests a study published this week. Researchers in Korea have found a clear link between good oral health and a lower chance of heart irregularities and serious heart failure. The study, published Sunday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, looked at…

Two new Polio cases reported from KP

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The National Institute of Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has Wednesday notified two more polio affected children from Lakki Marwat and D.I. Khan districts taking the total case count to 68 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the current year so far. According to the details, one wild polio virus has been isolated from stool sample…

Travel

Visitors evince keen interest in KP’s cultural, traditional handicrafts

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A large number of visitors, including locals and foreigners, on Monday thronged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pavilion to have a glimpse of cultural and traditional handicrafts displayed at the Dawn Lifestyle Expo in Islamabad. The visitors evinced keen interest in the tourism potential including scenic places, archaeological and heritage sites and cultural and…

Sri Lanka’s tourism still reeling since Easter attacks

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Seven months after the Easter Sunday terror attacks, Sri Lanka, recognized as Lonely Planet’s number 1 travel destination in 2019, continues to suffer due to declining tourists. Since the April 21 bomb blasts at three five-star hotels and churches in Colombo, tourism numbers have plunged steadily, resulting in hotels facing a severe…

Protests in France Disrupting Travel Industry

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Travelers planning a trip to France should be ready for massive impacts on the travel industry as strikes and protests continue to break out across the country. According to Sky News, trains around the nation were at a standstill and officials at the Eiffel Tower have issued a warning to visitors to…

Greener tourism: Greater collaboration needed to tackle rising emissions

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: On the sidelines of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, the agency on Wednesday released the Transport Related CO2 Emissions of the Tourism Sector report, which estimates that by 2030, transport-related emissions from tourism will comprise 5.3 per cent of all man-made carbon dioxide emissions. “This comprehensive study…

The most visited cities in the world 2019

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Hong Kong has been beset by political unrest and protests in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped it from being named the most visited destination in the world this year. According to UK-based market research company Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations 2019 report, the Asian metropolis will clock up 26 million international…

Ireland plans to grow overseas visitor numbers to 12 mln by 2022

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBLIN: Tourism Ireland announced on Monday that it plans to grow the number of overseas visitors to the island of Ireland to 12 million by the year 2022. Meanwhile, it also hopes to increase its overseas tourism revenue to 6.54 billion euros (about 7.25 billion U.S. dollars) within the next three years. The…

Articles

Afghanistan: Process begins again, but where is the Peace?

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Iqbal Khan Three months after President Donald Tr-ump abruptly called off peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, the United States has resumed the dialogue process in Doha over the weekend. Pakistan has welcomed the resumption of the US-Taliban talks. “We hope that it will lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and ultimately to a peaceful and stable…

Hangor hits hard

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Commodore Arshad Rahim (Retd) On 9 December 1971 Pakistan Navy submarine Hangor while patrolling in its allocated area off the Indian Khatiawar coast under the command of Commander Ahmed Tasnim (later Vice Admiral) located, tracked and fired a homing torpedo at the Indian anti-submarine frigate Khukri. The torpedo hit the frigate on its magazine which…

Injustice around the globe: Palestine, Kashmir, East Turkestan

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

Ihsan Aktas Inal Batu, a senior Turkish diplomat, said the following regarding Turkish foreign policy: “Contrary to the members of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), I hold the foreign policies of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government in high esteem.” Batu always underlined the significance of Palestine for the world while discussing the…

Cherry-picking war criminals

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Imran Jan Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher is the U.S. Navy SEAL at the center of the new controversy that is pitting the Pentagon hierarchy against the commander in chief. Gallagher is accused of war crimes over his alleged killing of a captured Daesh fighter with his hunting knife in Iraq in September 2017. He…

Europe’s share in repatriation process of Daesh members

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

Amin Bagheri One of the strangest and most brutal terrorist groups in contemporary history that killed thousands of innocent men and women and caused damages worth billions of dollars in regional countries, especially in Syria and Iraq, was the Daesh terrorist group. In fact, no group has endangered the security of a region as much…

How Kashmiris are denied their humanity. Alive or dead.

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Helene Sejlert To understand the presence, we need to look at the past. Kashmir is under a communication blackout since 122 days, but a glance at the decades before is essential to understand what’s going on today. 2018 was the deadliest year in a decade and the Valley witnessed daily atrocities. This is just one…

Editorial

Surrendering unutilized resources

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

The provincial governments have surrendered a surplus of Rs.202 to the center during the first quarter of current financial year. Under the 7th National Finance Commission Award of 2010, the share of revenues of federating units from federal divisible pool had been enhanced from 49 percent to 57 percent. However, due to capacity issues of…

Towards knowledge economy

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Science and Technology Park at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) main campus in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister advised the students to remain always steadfast in pursuit of their studies, future carrier building and must not be discouraged by the setbacks that…

Taxing marketed smuggled good

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

In a pragmatic bid the government intends to offer a sort of amnesty to traders who sell non-duty paid goods in their shops. As per conservative estimates smuggled goods worth $10 billion reach the whole sale and retail markets of the country. In the past the anti-smuggling measures could neither bring down the quantum of…

Rigid circular debt

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

The monthly flow to swelling circular debt was Rs.38 billion in previous government. The present government decided to implement a comprehensive policy of power sector reforms the major component of which was bringing down circular debt addition of Rs.12 billion per month and completely wiping it out by December, 2020. But the target seems pretty…

Allaying traders’ reservations

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

Government has decided to allay the misgivings of traders about the broadening of tax net by bringing retail trade under it under the economy documentation drive. A notification will be issued to constitute committees comprising representatives of traders and officials of tax department .across the country to register business houses which are out of the…

Power tariff hike

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

Government has notified an increase of 11 paisa per unit in power tariff as price adjustment to recover an additional amount of Rs. 14 billion from all categories of consumers who honestly pay their monthly bills. NEPRA had recommended an increase of 15 paisa in the original price of electricity. Last month government notified an…

Arts and Literature

Book review of shaking hands with clenched fists by Neha Nisar

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Shaking hands with clenched fists the grand truck road to confidence building measures between Pakistan and India is a first ever academic book on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between two enduring rivals Pakistan and India, written by Dr. Asma Shakir Khawaja. This book offers unparalleled account of genesis and imperatives and the future of CBM’s…

Oxford University Press opens flagship bookshop

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Oxford University Press (OUP) organized the inauguration of its flagship bookshop at Park Towers, Clifton, by hosting an event which was well attended by the media, authors, academics, and foreign dignitaries. The opening of the new bookshop increases OUP’s presence in Karachi and expands its network of bookshops within the city. This…

Pashto Day commemorated at ICU

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Literary and Debating Society of the Islamia College University commemorated the annual Pashto Day at the Khyber Union Hall on Wednesday. Ibrahim Khan Shubnam presided over the literary session while Muhammad Hanif Qais was chief guest on the occasion. Haji Muhammad Amin Durshakhela, Haji Muhammad Amin Ashari, Sadiq Zaman Sadiq…

Book fair in Govt Degree College held

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: To promote reading habit and to enhance book culture, a day long book fair was held here in government degree college, Landi Kotal on Tuesday. The activity was organized under the banner of National Book Foundation and hundreds of thousands books of various publishers on different topics including Religion, Hadith, Serat,…

OUP announces regional winners

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Oxford University Press, the world’s largest university press, today announced the names of winners of Oxford Big Read Asia, an annual reading and writing campaign for primary and secondary students. From Pakistan, Hasan Adil who studies in class 8 at Siddeeq Public School, Islamabad, won the Special Commendation prize in the Level…

Three-day book fair kicks off at AUP

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.R. Report PESHAWAR: The three-day 9th annual book fair, organized by the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), University Campus, has kicked off here at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar (AUP). As many as fifty national as well as international book stalls have been set up at the university’s library lawn which were offering books on fifty percent…