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No country can grow economically without peace and stability: PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report DAVOS: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that no country can flourish and grow economically without peace and stability in his keynote address at the World Economic Forum’s special session in Davos on Wednesday. “When Soviet Union left Afghanistan, we were left with the militant groups and drugs coming in to the country ……

US President Trump to visit Pakistan soon, says FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report DAVOS: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that United States President Donald Trump had assured the Pakistani delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos that he would soon visit Pakistan. “US President Donald Trump has assured us that he will soon visit Pakistan,” the foreign minister said in a statement…

War between two nuclear-armed countries can’t even be contemplated: PM

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report DAVOS: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the idea of a war between two nuclear-armed countries cannot even be contemplated. “Whatever is happening in India is disastrous for people in India, specially those living in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” he said while speaking at an event hosted by the International Media Council…

FATF shows satisfaction over Pakistan’s performance report

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report BEIJING: The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Working Group has expressed satisfaction while reviewing Pakistan’s performance report from October 2019 till January 2020 in compliance with the global illicit financing watchdog’s action plan carrying 27 recommendations about the country’s anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) mechanism. The Pakistani delegation led by…

Money laundering case: Accountability Court adjourns hearing till February 11

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Wednesday adjourned hearing into money laundering case against former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister, Faryal Talpur and other accused, till February 11. The hearing was presided over by the AC Judge Muhammad Azam Khan. Faryal Talpur, Abdul Ghani Majeed and other accused appeared before the court, while…

President Trump meets PM Imran, again offer mediation on Kashmir issue

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk DAVOS: Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump on Tuesday met here in the Swiss city, which is hosting the World Economic Forum 2020, alongside their delegations. During their meeting on the sidelines of Davos 2020, PM Imran said he would talk to Trump on the situation in Afghanistan. He reiterated…

Global

PM Imran meets Ivanka Trump in Davos

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report DAVOS: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Ivanka Trump had in informal meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 summit on Wednesday. Pictures from the meeting between the two surfaced on social media in which PM Imran and Ivanka can be seen exchanging pleasantries. Adviser to the Prime Minister on…

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China rejects US diplomat Wells’ ‘negative propaganda’ against CPEC

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

BEIJING (Monitoring Desk): The Chinese embassy in Pakistan on Wednesday took exception to senior US diplomat Alice Wells’ criticism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), terming it “negative propaganda” by the US to interfere in China-Pakistan relations and CPEC. “Although you can never wake up a person who is pretending to be asleep, we have…

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China virus deaths rise to 17, heightening global alarm

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters): Deaths from China’s new flu-like virus rose to 17 on Wednesday, heightening global fears of contagion from an infection suspected to have come from animals. The previously unknown and contagious coronavirus strain emerged from the central city of Wuhan, with cases now detected as far away as the United States. Officials believe the…

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Iran calls on Saudi Arabia to work together to resolve issues: IRNA

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

DUBAI (Reuters): Iran said on Wednesday that Tehran and its regional rival Saudi Arabia should work together to overcome problems, the state news agency IRNA quoted Iranian president’s chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi as saying. “The relations between Iran and its neighbour Saudi Arabia should not become like the relationship between Tehran and the United…

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Greece elects first woman president

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

ATHENS (AFP): Greece’s parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country’s history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law. A cross-party majority of 261 of the 294 MPs voted in favour of 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, parliament chief Costas Tassoulas said. “Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou has been elected president of the…

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Democrats to make opening arguments in Trump impeachment trial

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will hear opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday, beginning up to six days of presentations on the question of whether Trump should be removed from office. After battling into the early morning hours on Wednesday over the trial’s rules, senators voted 53-47 to approve a…

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Pakistan

Kilos of drugs recovered from Islamabad residents in ANF raids

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Wednesday claimed to have carried out separate raids near Sohawa city in the Punjab province and seized a huge cache of drugs from two vehicles. According to an ANF spokesman, the actions were carried out near Mangla Mor at Mirpur Bypass when the personnel intercepted two separate vehicles…

466 PIA employees found guilty of having fake degrees in last 5 years

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: 466 employees of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have been found guilty of submitting fake and tampered-with degrees and educational certificates to the national carrier in the last five years. The Ministry of Aviation has given a detailed list of employees to the Senate Secretariat along with information about the action taken…

FM Qureshi urges UK to play its role in resolution of Kashmir issue

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Highlighting grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Quresh on Wednesday urged the United Kingdom to play its role in peaceful resolution of the longstanding Kashmir dispute. In a telephonic conversations with the with British Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab, FM Qureshi briefed him on the…

Emergency operation cell established to monitor coronavirus: Zafar Mirza

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health, Dr Zafar Mirza said that govt has set up an emergency operations cell in Ministry of National Health Services to monitor the situation regarding novel coronavirus. He said this while chairing a meeting of senior officials to discuss the preparedness and response in the wake…

NAB to challenge Fawad Hasan’s bail in top court

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) says it will challenge a Lahore High Court (LHC) order granting bail to Fawad Hasan Fawad, a former principal secretary to two ex-prime ministers implicated in an assets beyond means case. On Tuesday, the LHC granted bail to the former bureaucrat against bonds worth Rs10 million after…

Customs seize smuggled cars worth Rs200 million from Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report QUETTA: Pakistan Customs on Wednesday initiated a crackdown against non-custom paid vehicles in the region, cars worth millions confiscated. According to details, cars worth Rs 200 million have been seized by Pakistan customs in a successful operation by the authorities. 10 cars of various builds have been taken under possession by the concerned…

Afghanistan

Afghanistan improves its growth by an estimated 2.9 percent

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Afghanistan’s economy has grown by an estimated 2.9 percent in 2019, driven mainly by strong agricultural growth following recovery from drought, but lingering political uncertainty dampens private confidence and investment, the World Bank reported on Wednesday. “Growth picked up in Afghanistan in 2019. This is good news, but insecurity and political uncertainty…

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Afghan parliament approves 2020 fiscal year’s budget

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The Afghan parliament on Wednesday approved the coming fiscal year’s budget plan. It gained a majority of votes just ahead of the winter recess. The budget totals 428 billion Afghanis, with 289 billion Afghanis allocated for the “ordinary” budget and 139 billion Afghanis for development. The budget plan was previously rejected by…

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Watchdog criticizes reduced budget for education, health

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The Kabul-based monitoring organization, Integrity Watch Afghanistan, in a new report on the national budget, has found that the required budget has not been allocated for two key sectors — education and health. The report shows an overall increase in revenue and budget execution, but also highlights that the immediate needs of…

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Afghan U19 National Cricket Team defeated UAE in World cup

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

KABUL (Ariana News): Afghanistan under 19 National Cricket Team defeated the United Arab Emirates with a difference of 160 runs and marked their second victory in the U19 World Cup 2020. The Afghan U19 National Cricket team defeated South Africa in their first match. The Afghan U19 National Cricket team will play Canada in their…

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Afghans must seize peace opportunity: Rana Think Thank

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

KABUL (AT News): Political pundits participated in the monthly session of Rana Think Tank, have called on all Afghans, including the leaders, to put aside their differences and seize the current opportunity for peace and desist the past blunders. The Afghans from leadership to ordinary, must learn from past faults and be united to restore…

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Pakistan denies new restrictions on Afghanistan’s exports

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

KABUL (Ariana News): The Pakistani Embassy in Kabul has announced Wednesday that the country’s government has not imposed any new restrictions on Afghan exports, underlining that it continues to facilitate Afghan exports. Based on a statement released by the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul, the level of Afghanistan’s exports to Pakistan has increased by 19% in…

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Business

Nasdaq closing bell ceremony

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report NEW YORK: Ambassador Dr. Asad Majeed Khan participated as the Chief Guest in the NETSOL Closing Bellringing ceremony at Nasdaq, NewYork today. Nasdaq is thepremier US Stock Exchange, while Netsol is an international software solutions company with extensive operations in Pakistan, headed by Mr. Najeeb Ghauri, a Pakistani-American entrepreneur.  The Closing Bell ringing marked two decades ofNetsol being listed on Nasdaq. NETSOL has a robust international presence in nine countries and a team of 1500 resource persons in Pakistan and all over the world. NETSOL Ascent and NETSOL…

Pakistan exporting pink salt to India at Rs 7.04 per kg: Azam Swati

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Swati Tuesday told Senate that Pakistan had been exporting pink salt to India at an average price of Rs 7.04 per kilogramme. Speaking in the Senate, he said it was incorrect that Pakistan was exporting pink salt to India under any contractual arrangement at 37 paisa…

SBP to announce monetary policy on Jan 28

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Monetary Policy Committee of SBP will meet on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at SBP Karachi to decide about Monetary Policy. Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir, will announce the decision of the MPC at a press conference on the same day.

BankIslami partners with IMC to ease vehicle financing for customers

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: BankIslami Pakistan Limited, one of the leading Islamic banks of Pakistan with a network of more than 330 branches in over 114 cities, signed an agreement with Indus Motor Company Limited (IMC), the exclusive manufacturer of Toyota vehicles in Pakistan enabling smooth auto financing for their Residual Value Customers. Through this alliance,…

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The tech giant’s reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported.…

Honda launches 10th generation Honda VTEC TURBO Oriel- 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Limited (HACPL) launched its differentiated variant of the 10th generation Honda Civic. This new Civic variant is an addition to the Turbo line Civic offerings. Being tagged as Honda VTEC TURBO Oriel, the new Civic Oriel Turbo not only carries an added swag and power under its hood,…

Sports

U19 World Cup: Haris helps Pakistan secure quarter-finals berth

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

POTCHEFSTROOM (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan U19 beat Zimbabwe U19 by 38 runs at the Witrand Oval, Potchefstroom on Wednesday and ensured their qualification to Super League quarter-finals. In their chase of 295, Zimbabwe were skittled out for 255 in 46.3 overs courtesy a consolidated bowling effort from the Pakistan bowlers. Zimbabwe were off to a good…

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Australian Open: Federer and Djokovic into third round

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both enjoyed comfortable wins to reach the third round of the Australian Open. Federer beat world number 41 Filip Krajinovic of Serbia 6-1 6-4 6-1 to maintain his bid to match Djokovic’s seven Australian Open titles. The Swiss, 38, wrapped up victory in 92 minutes and will face…

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Gippy Grewal meets Javed Afridi

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Leading Indian singer, actor and producer Gippy Grewal, on a private visit to Pakistan, met Javed Afridi, chairman of Peshawar Zalmi in Lahore. In a statement issued here, Javed Afridi said the meeting went well with Gippy Grewal. Gippy Grewal is happy with hospitality in Pakistan, he said. He said players and…

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‘Not ambitious about T20 WC selection’: Malik

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

LAHORE (APP): Ace Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has said that he was not ambitious about playing upcoming T20 World Cup for the country but he was optimistic his good form may earn him a place. Talking to media persons after a practice session at the Qaddafi Stadium here on Wednesday, he said his only focus…

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Serena dances into third round in Melbourne

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Serena Williams powered her way into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Slovenian Tamara Zidansek on Wednesday with an erratic performance before crediting her love of dancing for helping keep training fun. After becoming frustrated with her error count on Rod Laver Arena, the 23-time Grand…

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Ewan grabs Tour Down Under lead in fire-ravaged Adelaide Hills

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

ADELAIDE (Agencies): Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan surged past defending Tour Down Under champion Daryl Impey to win the second stage and seize the overall race lead on Wednesday. Ewan, a three-time stage winner in last year’s Tour de France, mastered the uphill finish in Stirling to claim the 135.8-kilometre second stage — the first to…

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Fashion & Movies

Game of Thrones actor warns about husky craze

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage  urged fans of the series to stop buying huskies because of their similarity to fearsome “direwolves”, as many were being quickly abandoned. “To all Game of Thrones’ many wonderful fans, we understand that due to the direwolves’ huge popularity, many folks are going out and buying huskies,” the US…

Salman Khan compensates worried distributors over Tubelight losses

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Salman Khan has scored hits after hits for the past decade or so, naturally spiking expectations of his fans after every successive flick. His recent film “Tubelight”, however, failed to impress even his die-hard fans, resulting in a miserable tank at the box office. The unimpressive performance left distributors incurring losses…

Tom Cruise injured during ‘Mission Impossible 6’ stunt in London

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

Web Desk The actor – famous for insisting on performing all of his own stunts – is said to have broken his ankle in two places after crashing into a building during a roof jump scene. According to reports, Cruise, 55, has flown back to the US for treatment, forcing producers to push back filming…

Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone fail to bag awards at Teen Choice 2017

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood divas Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone didn’t emerge as winners at the Teen Choice 2017 award ceremony, where TV show Riverdale and film Wonder Woman dominated the winners’ list. Deepika was nominated for her Hollywood debut xXx: Return of Xander Cage in the Choice Action Movie Actress category and lost the title to Gal…

Four Indians held for leaking ‘Games of Thrones’ episode

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

MUMBAI (AFP) – Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO s “Game of Thrones” television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday. Already the most pirated show in TV history, the popular fantasy drama — which tells the story of noble families vying for the Iron…

Sridevi turns 54: Celebrities tweet birthday wishes

By The Frontier Post | August 14, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Iconic Bollywood actor Sridevi turned 54 on Sunday and several celebrities including Rishi Kapoor, Kajol, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh used Twitter to send her birthday wishes. According to media, Sridevi made her debut as a lead actress in Bollywood in 1978 with Solva Sawan and gained popularity with Himmatwala in 1983. She has…

Science & Technology

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The tech giant’s reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported.…

Asteroid twice the size of Big Ben skims past Earth

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk NASA is closely monitoring an asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 755 feet – larger than the Golden Gate Bridge tower or more than twice the height of London’s Big Ben – that was heading towards Earth and expected to skim past the planet on Monday. Flying towards the planet at a…

WhatsApp is only the second non-Google Android app to hit 5 billion installs

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk There are only a few apps on the Google Play Store to have reached the mythical 5 billion install figure, bar some of the pre-installed Google options. Third-party messaging app WhatsApp is now only the second non-Google app to do so, having amassed the figure over a decade on Android and the Play…

EU industry chief to dismiss fears strict security rules could delay 5G

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton is set to dismiss claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout, weighing in on an increasingly tense debate in Germany over the risk posed by China’s Huawei. In a speech at the DLD conference in Munich later on…

Huawei’s new-generation 5G smartphone launched

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUWAIT: Chinese technology and smartphone giant Huawei has launched the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, a new-generation 5G smartphone, in Kuwait. A large crowd of consumers and fans attended the launching ceremony held at a Huawei store inside the Avenues Mall in the Farwaniya Governorate, the largest shopping mall in Kuwait. At the…

‘Invisible computing’ startup unveils smart contact lens

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A startup focused on “invisible computing” Thursday unveiled a smart contact lens which delivers an augmented reality display in a user’s field of vision. The Mojo Vision contact lens offers a display with information and notifications, and allows the user to interact by focusing on certain points. The rigid contact lens, which…

Health

Another polio case surfaces in Chaman

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report CHAMAN: A new polio case has been reported on Wednesday in Qila Abdullah, Chaman, taking the tally to five in the area. According to the Health Ministry, the polio was reported in Habib Zai, UC of Qila Abdullah in Chaman. The authorities said a 18-month old baby girl was diagnosed with the crippling…

US confirms first suspected China virus case hospitalised over precaution

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON/BEIJING: The US announced its first case of a new virus that has claimed six lives in China and sickened hundreds, joining countries around the world in ramping up measures to block its spread. The man, a US resident in his 30s who lives near Seattle, is in good condition, according to federal…

How diet, exercise, and weight management can add a decade to your Life

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Now a recently published study has concluded there are lifestyle factors that can increase your odds of reaching an older age without chronic health issues. There’s been plenty of research on lifestyle choices, such as smoking, physical activity, drinking habits, weight management, and diet, that affect our overall life span and likelihood…

Coronavirus outbreak spreads in China

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: A new virus outbreak in the city of Wuhan has spread to other parts of China, with six people confirmed dead, to the alarm of global health authorities and financial markets. Little is known about the coronavirus strain, though human-to-human transmission has been confirmed. Some experts say it may not be as…

China’s SARS-like virus spreading person-to-person: US

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: A pneumonia outbreak in central China has widened with more than 200 people now diagnosed with the new SARS-like virus, as health experts say there’s now evidence that the illness is spreading from person to person. Amid increased searching and testing for the novel virus among people with symptoms like fever and…

Czech Republic reports first H5N8 bird flu case in three years

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk PRAGUE: The Czech Republic has its first case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in three years after an outbreak was reported on a poultry farm in the country’s central region, the State Veterinary Administration said on Saturday. The veterinary agency said the virus killed half of a flock of 12…

Travel

State Department to take aim at ‘birth tourism’ in expected change to visa guidelines

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: An upcoming change to State Department visa guidelines is expected to take aim at birth tourism, the practice of foreign nationals giving birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, according to a State Department official. The State Department official told CNN that the department is amending a regulation…

Eight Indian tourists die in Nepal

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk KATHMANDU: Eight Indian tourists including four children died of suspected suffocation in a hotel in Nepal on Tuesday, police said, after trying to keep warm by using a gas heater during the night. The victims were staying in Daman, a hill resort south of Kathmandu which is known for its panoramic views of…

Spain’s Tourist arrivals hit record high

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: The number of international visitors to Spain hit an all-time high of 83.7 million in 2019 in a seventh straight year of records, Industry and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Monday, adding that she was optimistic about 2020. Tourist arrivals rose 1 percent last year from a year earlier, Maroto told…

Australia fights fire devastation with multimillion tourism industry boost

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Australia’s government hopes to boost its tourism industry with tens of millions of dollars in a bid to combat the damage to infrastructure and the country’s image caused by devastating bushfires. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who faced criticism for taking a holiday to Hawaii as the wildfire crisis unfolded, announced the stimulus…

From selling boiled eggs to skiing contest, Malam Jabba helping local children

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk MALAM JABBA: Until about a year ago, seven-year-old Zubaida Khan was selling boiled eggs to tourists in her native town to support her family, but she is now a professional athlete who is training to participate in some of the top skiing competitions in the world, a senior official at the Malam Jabba…

How American travelers plan their vacation?

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk Americans take on average 4.4 trips per year. Now imagine what that number could be if they used all of their vacation days instead of accruing unused PTO. According to U.S. Travel, Americans racked up 768 million days of unused PTO in 2018. National Plan for Vacation Day, on January 28, brings this…

Articles

It’s time to end ‘Honor’ killing

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Lamia Sameen Malik “O beware my Lord of Jealousy…” as Lago utters these words it sets off a chain of events that leads to Othello murdering Desdemona. Our world is full of Lago’s variants. Some do it for jealousy, others pride, and many just to find ‘acceptance’ in other people’s eyes. Honor killing is a…

CAA-NRC ripping apart India’s societal fabric

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Iqbal Khan India’s recent politico-legal actions like National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Supreme Court’s decision on Babri Masjid, revocation of Article 370 etc. are having telling effects on societal fabric of India. Entire World is watching the behaviour India’s State institutions with regard to a long overdue correction. On domestic…

Does Trump have a game plan?

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu All eyes were on U.S. President Donald Trump in June of last year. Mounting tensions between the U.S. and Iran had reached a fever pitch after Iran’s Revolutionary Guards downed two U.S. drones in the Gulf of Oman. Was Trump going to retaliate militarily? This was the million-dollar question back then. In September…

Is India fit for UN Security Council Permanent Seat?

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

Shehla Naz Subsequent to World War II , nations opposed to the Nazi-Fascist axis congregated in San Francisco with an eye to secure next generations from the evil of war and consented to establish the United Nations (UN). Major powers who played major role in the war against the Axis powers i.e. France, UK, US…

Educational challenges in coming decade

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Lamia Sameen Malik Statistically 32% of primary school age girls are out of school in Pakistan, as compared to 21% of boys of equal age. By grade six, 59 percent of girls are out of school, versus 49 percent of boys. Sadly, only 13 percent of girls are still in school by 9th grade. Both…

Pakistan’s security matrix-challenges incognito

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Shehla Naz While being a front line country in war against terrorism since 9/11, Pakistan has played a critical in apprehending Al-Qaeda terrorists. Through kinetic measures and intelligence based operations Pakistan security forces cleared the homeland from the scourge of terrorism. For now major terrorist groups in the region are concentrated largely inside Afghanistan enjoying…

Editorial

Playing ethnicity card

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

The leadership of Awami National Party still seems under the illusion that playing Pukhtun Card will do magic once again in reclaiming their lost vote bank in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. Addressing a public meeting at Amangarh near Nowshera, ANP Central President AsfandiyarWali announced calling a grand Pukhtun Jirga for the protection of their rights. He complained…

PM on ease of doing business

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Speaking at a function of business leaders, Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to certain deregulatory measures and described them sufficient enough for improving the economic environment for fresh domestic and foreign investment. Streamlining the registration procedure for big businesses  and industry and doing away with the condition of registration and getting licenses for small business…

Crops focused agriculture policy

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Over the past five decades successive governments neglected formulation and implementation of major crops focused agriculture policy and relied mostly on announcing faulty kissing packages which did not produce the intended results. The share of agriculture has decreased from 53 percent to 19 percent in the gross domestic product yet it is the top contributory…

Securing regional peace

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi has completed his hectic diplomatic journey in the pursuit of securing regional peace as the situation is fluid due US-Iran tension, war hysteria of ruling BJP Indian leadership and Kashmir lockdown and lack of peace and stability in Afghanistan due to continued war there. In his week long trip, the…

From wheat export to wheat import

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

At last after doing public relation exercise about plenty stock of wheat in the country its shortages have been realised. Prime Minister Imran Khan has, in principle, gave approval for import of 300,000 tonnes of wheat for which 60 percent exemption in regulatory duty shall be given. The federal government is also abolishing the 5…

FATF hanging sword

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Briefing media in Washington, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi sought the support of United States to get Pakistan off the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) greylist. The meeting of this global monitoring body on money laundering and terrorism financing is scheduled to be held in Beijing next month. It will be followed by a plenary…

Arts and Literature

A 3-year-old Malaysian boy has just become the youngest member of Mensa UK, the largest international high IQ society

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A 3-year-old Malaysian boy living in the UK has become the youngest member to join Mensa UK, the largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world, Mensa officials said. Muhammad Haryz Nadzim was invited to join Mensa after meeting with a psychologist and scoring 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test,…

LAC to organize ‘Folk Music Festival’ from Jan 28

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore Arts Council (LAC) will organize a two-day folk music competition titled “Folk Music Festival” to promote folk music from January 28 at Alhamra Art Center. According to spokesperson here on Tuesday, candidates between the ages of 15 to 30 could register themselves for participating in the competition till January 27. Audition…

Anti-polio theatre enthralls students of UoP

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report Peshawar: Students enjoy and learnt a great deal about polio eradication government initiatives on national level through a theatre and video documentary display on Tuesday at Pashtun Cultural museum. “Society needs to take cognisance of this menace as it involves our children physical , cognitive , learning and lifelong aspirations “ the writer…

The Age of Hiroshima

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk Authors: Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry On Aug. 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city’s destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war…

Race is about politics Jean-Frederic Schaub

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk Racial divisions have returned to the forefront of politics in the US and European societies, making it more important than ever to understand race and racism. But do we? In this original and provocative book, acclaimed historian Jean-Frédéric Schaub shows that we don’t— and that we need to rethink the widespread assumption that…

‘Maqsood-e-Kul Hoon Main’ concludes at Alhamra

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: A three-day long play ‘Maqsood-e-Kul Hoon Main’ based on the philosophy of Allama Iqbal, concluded here at Alhamra Art Centre on Sunday. A large number of people viewed the play. The drama proved to be an important step in the history of theater; from the script, character and acting, it kept the…