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Firdous warns PML-N to stop threatening Chief Election Commissioner

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has warned the PML-N to stop threatening the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) for their own politics benefits, on Friday. She said this in a series of tweets on Friday, she said PML-N is trying to hoodwink the nation under a new guise.. She…

PM Imran trying to weak parliament with his policies, says Marriyum

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Marriyum Aurangzeb has accused the Prime Minister Imran Khan for weakening the Parliament with his ineffective policies, on Friday. She said this while talking to media, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the premier gives examples of cricket but he is not even allowing his opposition to play…

CSM case: PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz granted immunity from court appearances

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Accountability Court on Friday has granted PMLN’s Maryam Nawaz immunity from court appearances till further court notice in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, on Friday. According to reports, Accountability Court judge Ameer Muhammad Khan presided over proceedings for the day, he also granted a 4-week immunity from court appearance to the former Prime…

IHC acquits Nawaz’s personal aide Irfan Siddiqui in tenancy law violation case

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has acquitted Nawaz Sharif’s personal aide Irfan Siddiqui in a case pertaining to violation of Tenancy Act, on Friday. As the hearing underway, Justice Amir Farooq thoroughly examined the police report and disposed of the plea seeking dismissal of the case. Meanwhile, Lawyer of Irfan Siddiqui has requested…

Karachi: CTD arrests MQM-L target killer

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has arrested an alleged target killer of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London’s (MQM-L) from Pak Colony area of Karachi, on Friday. According to local news channel report, the arrested suspect has been identified as Kaleem – also known as Chikna. He was involved in killings of two police officers and…

Pakistan, US agree to work together for peace in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the US have agreed to continue work together for the promotion of shared objective of establishment of peace in Afghanistan. This was made during a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Trump on Thursday. Both leaders discussed bilateral and regional issues and further agreed to remain…

Global

UK: Prince Andrew stripped of royal duties

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The Queen stripped Prince Andrew of his royal duties due to his past relations with late American financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In a statement late on Wednesday, Andrew said he would not take part in royal duties as his friendship with the late convicted pedophile had caused “major disruption”…

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Chinese FM: US bill aims to ‘destroy Hong Kong’

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday condemned the passage of a US bill lauding pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, saying it “indulges violent criminals” and aims to “muddle or even destroy Hong Kong.” The legislation is “a naked interference in China’s internal affairs”, Wang told former US defense secretary William Cohen…

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UN nuclear watchdog urges Iran to cooperate

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk VIENNA: The UN’s nuclear watchdog on Thursday urged Iran to fully cooperate with it to resolve outstanding issues. Cornel Feruta, acting director general of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), spoke to the board of governors at its headquarters in Vienna. Feruta shared a report at the meeting which provided details of Iran’s installation…

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North Korea thanks South, rejects invitation to ASEAN summit

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

SEOUL (Agencies): North Korea has rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong-un to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in the South Korean capital, Seoul, to be held next week. Kim received the letter of invitation from South Korean President Moon Jae-in on November 5, with an offer for a special envoy…

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Trump orders Navy not to eject Gallagher from SEALs

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump ordered Thursday the Navy not to remove Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher from its elite SEALs special operation force. “The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin,” Trumps said on Twitter. “This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get…

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Over 29,000 children killed in Syria since 2011

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: More than 29,000 children have been killed since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011, said a report by a London-based rights watchdog. In a report released on the occasion of World Children’s Day on Wednesday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said it documented deaths of 22,753 children…

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Pakistan

Openers put Australia in commanding position at end of Day 2

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Australian openers put the team in commanding position and scored 312 runs for the loss of one wicket against Pakistan on day two of the opening Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, on Friday. According to details, the hard hitting David Warner, who endured a miserable Ashes tour of England earlier this…

Mianwali: PM Imran to perform groundbreaking of maternity hospital

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report MIANWALI: Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform groundbreaking of maternity hospital in Mianwali, on Friday. PM Imran Khan will also inaugurate other development projects while he will also review the infrastructure in the district. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sources also told that PM Imran will address a public gathering during his Mianwali visit. 

Three killed, seven injured in Rawalpindi firing incident

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: At least three persons were killed and seven others injured in an armed clash between two groups in Rawalpindi district, on Friday. Police told media that the incident of armed clash between two rival groups reported at Dhok Kala Khan area of the district. The firing incident gripped the area in panic.…

Power tariff increased by Rs 1.83 per unit

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In order to generate Rs 24 billion revenue to ex-Wapda Distribution Companies (Discos), the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) notified a Rs1.83 per unit increase in electricity tariff. According to the details, the new prices were notified under monthly fuel price adjustment for electricity consumed in September. Nepra in its notification…

Chief Justice’s remarks was an eye opener for rulers: JI

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Amir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq has said the prime minister’s criticism on the judiciary creates an environment of clash among the institutions. In a statement issued from JI headquarters Mansoora on Thursday, Sirajul Haq said the Chief Justice’s remarks was an eye opener for the rulers, adding the top judge basically…

Pak condemns reported desecration of Holy Quran in Norway

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday categorically said that Siachen Glacier was a disputed territory, which India could not open for tourism. “India has made attempts to occupy the territory of Siachen. The disputed land cannot be opened for touri-sts,” Foreign Office Spoke-sman Dr Faisal said here at a weekly press briefing. Indian…

Afghanistan

Afghan forces clash with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk JAWZJAN: The security forces killed three Taliban militants during two separate clashes in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said. According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Darya Khana area of Darzab district and Charshangho area of Manjeek district on Wednesday…

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Report attributing large number of deaths to Islamic Emirate rejected

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KABIL: An intelligence institute working under the name ‘Economics and Peace’ headquartered in Sydney, Australia, attributed a large number of global deaths to the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate in a malignant study!!? We strongly condemn and categorically reject the report by this intelligence organ that tries to exploit the name of peace, economics…

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Hekmatyar warns Ghani over election crisis

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Hekmatyar, presidential candidate, warned President Ghani in a letter about a possible election crisis, and he urged the president to pay attention to candidates’ demands. In the letter, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar expressed his concerns about the organized fraud on election day, vote counting, and the audit process by the Dermalog company. Hekmatyar wrote…

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Daesh crawls back into the hole it came from!!

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KABIL: Nangarhar – considered command central of Daesh Khurasan chapter – was completely cleansed from this scourge in the decisive and well-planned operations by the victorious knights of Islamic Emirate. Daesh operated in seven districts of Nangarhar, inflicting unspeakable horrors upon the locals and causing mass displacements, a tragedy which is being remedied…

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12 Taliban militants killed, hurt

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk WARDAK: The Afghan forces clashed with Taliban militants in Wardak and Paktiya killing and wounding at least 12 militants. The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement the security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Ibrahim Khel and Kashmiryan areas. The statement further added the security forces killed 4 Taliban militants during the…

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Kids’ show Baghch-e-Simsim launches 7th season

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: TOLO television opens the 7th season of the Baghch-e-Simsim children’s program in Kabul. Officials at the television and radio program in Afghanistan say the program will encourage pre-school and elementary school children to learn more. Baghch-e-Simsim is an Afghan variation of the well-known US series “Sesame Street,” and has been aired on…

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Business

UBG to sweep FPCCI elections with thumping majority: Ilyas Bilour

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Senator Muhammad Ilyas Bilour Thursday said that United Business Group (UBG) would sweep annual elections of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) for 6th time consecutively as it emerged the most popular leading trade body after landslide victory of overwhelming majority of its candidates in regional elections of the…

PFC all set for 3-day 11th Interiors Expo-2019

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) is all set to hold 3-day mega 11th Interiors Pakistan Expo 2019 from November 22 here at Expo Center to promote and introduce Pakistani interiors, furniture and accessories in and outside Pakistan. “This exhibition has now opened new vistas and venues to the amazing potential and calibre of…

Engro Fertilizers donates crop protection to government to combat locust attack

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: To combat the recent locust attack and counter the threat to the agricultural sector in Sindh and Punjab, Engro Fertilizers Ltd donated 6.7 tons of crop protection, worth PKR 4.6 million, to the Federal government. Due to change of weather and recent spell of rains, the onslaught of desert locust swarms has…

FBR appreciates services of retiring member FATE

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has acknowledged and appreciated the services of retiring Member FATE Mustafa Sajjad Hassan in the Board-in -Council Meeting. All the members of FBR attended the meeting and paid tribute to the services of retiring officer. Chairman FBR Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi presented a shield to Mr. Mustafa…

Pakistan Cables, NOWPDP partner for empowering persons with disabilities

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Cables recently co-sponsored the construction of a newly built training centre for disabled people at the office premises of NOWPDP in Karachi. Mr. Fahd K. Chinoy, CEO Pakistan Cables was present at the inauguration ceremony. Ms. Ronak Lakhani, Trustee NOWPDP, Ms. Freeha] Hashwani and Omair Ahmad, Executive Director NOWPDP were also…

Power tariff increased by Rs 1.83 per unit

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In order to generate Rs 24 billion revenue to ex-Wapda Distribution Companies (Discos), the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) notified a Rs1.83 per unit increase in electricity tariff. According to the details, the new prices were notified under monthly fuel price adjustment for electricity consumed in September. Nepra in its notification…

Sports

Openers put Australia in commanding position at end of Day 2

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Australian openers put the team in commanding position and scored 312 runs for the loss of one wicket against Pakistan on day two of the opening Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, on Friday. According to details, the hard hitting David Warner, who endured a miserable Ashes tour of England earlier this…

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Kerber announces new coach for 2020

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Angelique Kerber will work with Dieter Kindlmann in the next WTA season after announcing her fellow German as her new coach. The three-time grand slam champion parted ways with coach Rainer Schuttler in July after just eight months. Kerber, now ranked 20th in the world, confirmed the arrival of Kindlmann in a tweet…

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Kamran Akmal’s big hundred ensures draw for Central Punjab

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Kamran Akmal joined his brother Umar in scoring a century in the same innings for Central Punjab against Sindh before their four-day eight-round first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy ended in a draw on day four at the National Stadium on Thursday. Kamran produced a master class of 166 from 212 balls as Central Punjab…

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India’s Kohli hopes day-night Test is ‘one-off’

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Kolkata (Agencies): Skipper Virat Kohli said Thursday he welcomed the “buzz” around India’s grand day-night Test debut but said pink-ball matches should not become a regular occurrence. India begin their pink-ball journey against Bangladesh on Friday in Kolkata, with the first four days sold out, contrasting with daytime Tests in India when crowds are often…

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Bale blasted as being disrespectful in Wales flag celebration

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Winger Gareth Bale has been heavily criticised by the Spanish media for celebrating Wales’ Euro 2020 qualification by holding up a flag that appeared to indicate his passion to play for Real Madrid is way down the pecking order. Bale’s decision to pose with a giant flag that read “Wales. Golf. Madrid.…

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Waseem to face first Mexican opponent of pro career today

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Boxer Muhammad Waseem will be up against a Mexican opponent for the first time in his professional career when he takes the ring opposite Ganigan Lopez on Friday at Caesars Palace, Dubai. Waseem, 32, has so far fought 10 fights in his pro career, winning all but one — a unanimous decision…

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Fashion & Movies

Saif Ali Khan’s Jawaani Jaaneman now to be released next year

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Saif Ali Khan surely has his kitty full with interesting projects currently and one such project is Jawaani Jaaneman. The film was set to hit the theatres this month. It was scheduled to release on November 29, however, the makers have now shifted it to next year. Jawaani Jaaneman also stars Tabu…

Jennifer Aniston breaks down as she bids adieu to her friends in LA

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Jennifer Aniston is making headlines again leaving all of us fretting as she was spotted exiting a restaurant on the verge of breakdown. The Murder Mystery star left quite a number of her fans anxious and concerned after she was papped at a night out in Los Angeles with an expression…

Major gains for women, minorities in television directing

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: A record number of television episodes were helmed by women or directors of color in the 2018-19 season, according to a report released on Tuesday, highlighting major gains in an industry that has sought to be more inclusive. The Episodic Television Director Inclusion Report covering that season said that for the…

The crown’ peddles subversive republican message, says royal historian

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Television series “The Crown” might have won millions of fans across the globe with its dramatization of the life and reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth but one royal historian has accused it of peddling a subversive republican message. The third season of the hit Netflix show was released on Sunday, portraying events…

Makeup giant Coty to pay $600mn for majority stake in Kylie Jenner cosmetics brand

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Beauty products giant Coty announced Monday a deal to take a majority stake in Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics and skincare company, marrying Jenner’s celebrity prominence with Coty’s distribution and commercial prowess. Under the transaction, Coty, whose brands include Hugo Boss and Burberry fragrances, will pay $500 million for a 51 per cent stake…

Gang behind Rabi Pirzada video leak targets model Samara Chaudhry: report

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After the Rabi Pirzada scandal, another Pakistani model Samara Chaudhry has fallen victim to private pictures and videos being leaked online by anonymous trolls. Arab publication Gulf News reports that several private photos and videos of model Chaudhry have gone viral. The model has not yet commented on the issue. According to…

Science & Technology

Zuckerberg under pressure over data scandal

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk STRASBOURG: Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europeans. The world’s largest social network is under fire worldwide after information about nearly 87 million users wrongly ended…

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE likely to lose Android license

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON: Chinese smartphone maker ZTE’s US woes deepened on Tuesday, as regulators proposed new rules that could cut into its sales, while a supply ban means it may not be able to use Android software in its devices, according to a source. The US Commerce Department banned American firms on Monday from selling parts and…

Users must accept targeted ads, says Facebook

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

MENLO PARK:  Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new European Union privacy law. The EU law, which takes effect next month, promises the biggest shakeup in…

Western allies blame Russia for global cyber attack

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk The United States and Britain on Monday warned of a global cyber attack targeting routers and other networking equipment, blaming Russian government-backed hackers for the campaign on government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators. Washington and London issued a joint alert, saying the widespread, global campaign began in 2015 and could be escalated…

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not. Privacy concerns have swamped Facebook since it acknowledged last month that information about millions…

Britain mulls over to launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia

By The Frontier Post | April 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain’s relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter…

Health

Plant based diet may prevent cognitive decline, reveals study

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: Life expectancy of people around the world has increased and UN statistics estimate that the global population aged 80 years or over will be around 425 million by 2050 from around 137 million in 2017. However, with an ageing population the numbers of people affected by cognitive decline is set to increase.…

More dengue fever cases surface in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI:  At least 158 more dengue fever cases were detected across Karachi city in last 24 hours, taking the reported cases toll to 12,844 since 1st Jan 2019. Spokesman for Prevention and Control Program for Dengue (PCPD) Sindh, while talking to PPI, informed that  as many as 178  new dengue fever cases surfaced…

Distribution of Nutrition commodities inaugurated

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

FP. Report PESHAWAR: Minister for Health Dr. Hisham Inam Ullah khan has inaugurated Enhanced Nutrition for Mother and Children Project and distribution of Nutritional Commodities here in a local hotel on Wednesday. The Minister said that from the day first the Prime Minister Imran Khan has talked about the malnourished children, adding that we thankful…

Polio workers directed to perform duties with dedication

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Kazim Niaz Tuesday directed polio workers to dedicatedly work for the eradication of disease and save our children from permanent crippling. He was chairing a meeting to review anti polio drive. Expressing dissatisfaction over comprehensive strategy for anti-polio drive, he stressed to create awareness among people about…

Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal . The researchers in South Korea found that people who did less moderate or…

Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAO PAULO: Stress while driving is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac complications such as heart attack (myocardial infarction), according to studies published in recent years. Selecting suitable driving music may be one way to mitigate this risk. A study by researchers at São Paulo State University…

Travel

Music tourism ‘generates £90m’ for Northern Ireland in 2018

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: Music tourism in Northern Ireland generated £90m of spending in 2018, according to a new report. It was compiled by UK Music, the industry body of the British music industry. The figure includes money spent on things like tickets, merchandise and accommodation as well as spending by organisers running an event. The…

Hong Kong tourism battered as protests hurt economy

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Hong Kong tourism has been one of the worst hit sectors in the region, as escalating confrontations between the police and anti-government protestors have kept visitors, particularly from Mainland China, away. Tourism is a major driver of the economy, accounting for roughly four per cent of Hong Kong’s GDP and employing some…

South African Airways strike continues

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: A strike by disgruntled employees of South Africa’s national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) continued for a fifth day on Tuesday forcing domestic flights to remain grounded. On Monday the airline said in a statement it is pleased to announce its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African…

California’s Sonoma wine country reckons with wildfire damage to tourism economy

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SONOMA: As ash settles from the recent wildfires in one of the world’s most recognizable wine regions, the battle-tested vintners now face another problem – discouraged tourists. The wildfires in California’s Sonoma County are among the largest and most intense in the state’s history. Fortunately for the wineries, the fires came at the…

Mexican Caribbean ramps up UK tourism presence

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk  MEXICO: Mexican Caribbean travel leaders including Quintana Roo Tourism Board director Dario Flota Ocampo, Secretary of Tourism Marisol Vanegas Perez, and state representatives concluded a successful appearance last week at London’s World Travel Market, focused on the region’s top European market. On the last day of the market, Vanegas Perez held a meeting…

Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism, hard currency

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MEROE: Portuguese architect Tania Monteiro and her husband are almost alone as they tour Sudan’s pyramids, a world-class attraction long neglected by the world. “People are really, really nice, always very welcoming,” Monteiro said on a recent visit to Meroe, an ancient city on the east bank of the River Nile about 200…

Articles

What is accelerated learning program and what is the need???

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

Rabia Sattar Pakistan is facing a serious challenge to ensure all children, particularly the most disadvantaged, attend, stay and learn in school. While enrollment and retention rates are improving, progress has been slow to improve education indicators in Pakistan.  Currently, Pakistan has the world’s second-highest number of out-of-school children (OOSC) with an estimated 22.8 million children aged…

Why Syria safe zones?

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Jaffar Hasnain Turkey proposed the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria long before it started its anti-terror Operation Peace Spring to ensure the safety of its civilians and prevent the creation of a terror corridor along its border with Syria. A safe zone not only promises a secure place for Syrian refugees in…

What Pakistan Can Learn From the China Model

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Umar. I. Akhtar China’s staggering economic success over the last four decades can be attributed to its distinct political model which is neither ‘liberal democracy’ nor ‘authoritarianism’ but rather, a ‘political meritocracy’. In this model, leaders with superior ability and virtue are promoted and selected. It is argued that this model is more suited to…

Americans have a ‘gun’ problem

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Abdullah Muradoglu Restricting individual armament is one of the main agenda items of the US elections in 2020. In several columns I have written, I have stated that this issue is one of the most important rifts between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans see individual armament as a sacred right and block restrictions. Gun lobbies, especially…

Humanitarian crisis in Indian Annexed Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | November 19, 2019

Iqbal Khan Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has expressed disappointment over the recent statement of Karen Pierce, president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in which she said the council would not be discussing the Kashmir situation this month because the matter was taken up 11 weeks ago. “When will…

‘Hillary partisans’: Whistleblower’s Ukrainegate & Steele’s Russiagate used same playbook

By The Frontier Post | November 18, 2019

Ekaterina Blinova The involvement of the Ukrainegate whistleblower, nonprofit Values United, and their legal partners in a recent impeachment case bears strong resemblance to Fusion GPS and its contractor Christopher Steele’s Russiagate effort, says Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, who alleges that Values United deserves IRS scrutiny as a potential fraud. On 12 November, Fox…

Editorial

Renewable energy policy

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

At last the federal government has realised that electricity tariff in Pakistan is highest in the world, hitting hard all categories of consumers and hindering the process of economic development. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, power minster Omer Ayub Khan blamed the wrong policies of previous governments for the escalated cost of electricity generation.…

Delays in donors’ funded projects

By The Frontier Post | November 22, 2019

In a briefing of Economic Affairs Ministry, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed annoyance over the snail pace implementation of ongoing projects and procedural delays in initiating new ones. These tactics of bureaucratic red tap and policy of pick and choose under political pressure compel the global lending agencies to put on hold the release of…

Education sector reforms

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

The reforms introduced in elementary and secondary education in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa did raise the quality of education in government schools up to some extent and relatively increased the number of students in urban areas but it does not fully justify the governments claim to have fully restored the confidence of the people in these institutions…

Enhancing agriculture credit

By The Frontier Post | November 21, 2019

Chairing the annual meeting of Agriculture Credit Advisory Committee, Governor State Bank Reza Baqir appreciated the increase in the quantum of agriculture credit disbursement over Rs.1 trillion. However, he emphasised diversion of more financial resources to provinces which had not received its due share in agriculture financing. The central bank governor told that agriculture credit…

Renegotiating TAPI gas price

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

An intergovernmental agreement had been made for the supply of gas through pipeline by Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It now appears that like the gas import agreements made by the previous governments with Iran and Qatar, the TAPI agreement has also transparency issues, particularly price per mmbtu. India had walked out of the…

External balance

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Current account balance of foreign trade has registered a moderate surplus of $99 million in October whereas it witnessed a deficit of $284 million in the preceding month of September and $1280 million in the same month last year. The surplus in merchandise trade has come after four years of massive deficit that confronted the…

Arts and Literature

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…

A literary man in a political situation

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHARJAH: On 27 November 1885, Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist and the inventor of the highly explosive substance known as dynamite, dedicated the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, to be awarded each year after his death, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Since 1901,…

IJT photos exhibition shows Indian atrocities in IoK

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday organized a photo exhibition at the Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Chowk to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The exhibition, portraying the Indian forces atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris, attracted a large number of students including senior faculty members. Director Area Study…

Oxford University Press organizes its annual book fair

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The annual month-long Oxford Book Fair, organized by Oxford University Press (OUP), commenced on Friday and will continue till 30 November at the Oxford Bookshops in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Hyderabad, and Sukkur. The much-awaited yearly event offers huge discounts on an extensive…