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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

US: Democrats edge towards risky impeachment gamble

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

NEW YORK (AA): U.S. lawmakers began debating the evidence against President Donald Trump, a Republican, on Monday, as Democrats edged towards making formal charges over his efforts to pressure Ukraine and secure political favors. At the beginning of the session on Capitol Hill, Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat and chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary…

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Israel’s harshness fanned by West, Arab states: Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the harsh stance of Israel was fanned by the West and some Arab nations. Speaking at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Istanbul, Erdogan said he feels that Turkey is raising the lone voice against oppression in Jerusalem and Palestine. “We are aware that…

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Finland picks youngest-ever prime minister

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

HELSINKI (AFP): Finland s Social Democrats elected a 34-year-old former transport minister to the post of prime minister on Sunday, making her the youngest head of government in the country s history. Sanna Marin narrowly won Sunday s vote to replace outgoing leader Antti Rinne, who resigned on Tuesday after losing the confidence of the…

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Top Russian, US diplomats to meet in Washington

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Russian foreign minister will travel to Washington on Tuesday for talks with his U.S. counterpart, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “On December 10, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will travel to Washington, D.C. on a working visit at the invitation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During the talks in the…

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More than two dozen people feared missing after New Zealand volcanic eruption kills 5

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

WHAKATANE (Reuters): More than two dozen people were feared missing on Tuesday, a day after a volcano that is a tourist attraction suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island, killing at least five people and injuring up to 20. Police said early on Tuesday they did not expect to find any more…

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Iran ready for full prisoner swap, ‘ball is in the U.S.’ court’: Zarif

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

DUBAI (Reuters): Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday the Islamic republic is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States, tweeting: “The ball is in the US’ court”. “After getting our hostage back this week, fully ready for comprehensive prisoner exchange,” Zarif said. The United States and Iran on Saturday…

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Pakistan

Shahzad Akbar urges Shehbaz Sharif for full disclosure on corruption

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability addressing a joint media briefing alongside Federal Minister for Postal Services and Communications, Murad Saeed said that they awaited Shehbaz Sharif’s answer regarding fake companies being run by him. SAPM Akbar alleged that billions were laundered outside the country through corrupt practices over the…

Iranian Naval Commander discusses issues of mutual interests with Naval Chief

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Iranian Naval Commander Hossein Khanzadi on Monday called on Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters in Islamabad and discussed cooperation in the maritime sector. The Naval Chief briefed the Iranian naval commander about Indian aggression in occupied Kashmir. Hossein Khanzadi appreciated Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maritime peace and security.

Will go to great lengths if something happens to our leader: Khawaja Asif

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader, Khawaja Asif, said that his party does not wish to turn political animosity into personal one but they will go to great lengths if something happens to their leader. During his address in NA, Khawaja Asif further said that an attack was attempted on Nawaz Sharif…

4,637 Pakistani prisoners repatriated from different countries: Zulfikar Bukhari

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: As many as 4,637 Pakistani prisoners, languishing in jails of different countries, have been repatriated over the past year due to the efforts of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. “More than 3,400 Pakistani prisoners have been released and repatriated from jails in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates during the last…

Corrupts being held accountable across the board: President Arif Alvi

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said Pakistan is passing through a defining moment where corrupt elements are being held accountable across the board. Addressing a seminar in connection with International Anti-Corruption Day in Islamabad on Monday, he said it is a new era in Pakistan as there is a realization amongst the…

Sindh govt approves bill to restore student unions

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet today (Dec 9) approved a bill to restore the student unions in provincial educational institutes, which will be passed after consultation with all stakeholders. Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah chaired the cabinet meeting which was attended by chief secretary, provincial ministers, advisors and concerned officials. According to the spokesman…

Afghanistan

‘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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Body of Nakamura returns home to Japan

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The body of 73-year-old Japanese physician killed earlier this week in a roadside shooting in eastern Afghanistan arrived in Narita airport near Tokyo on Sunday. Dr. Tetsu Nakamura was affectionately known as “Uncle Murad” by villagers in eastern Afghanistan, where he led the development of water and agricultural management projects since his…

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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

Miss South Africa wins 2019 Miss Universe crown

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk ATLANTA: Miss South Africa was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday in Atlanta after a lavish ceremony filled with glitter and heartfelt speeches about female empowerment. Zozibini Tunzi, 26, finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists in a flashy televised event, hosted by American comic turned TV personality Steve Harvey. Television…

Sara Ali Khan gets nostalgic as Kedarnath completes a year after release

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sara Ali Khan kick started her Bollywood journey exactly on this day last year. She made her debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath along with Sushant Singh Rajput. Being the daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, expectations sure were pretty high from the young lady and boy did she live up…

Panipat gains momentum at the box-office on day 2

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ashutosh Gowariker is back with another period drama, Panipat. The film seems to be garnering a good response from the audience. Starring Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon in major roles, Panipat narrates the incidents leading upto the third battle of Panipat and how the Marathas struggled against the Afghani forces.…

Amir Khan celebrates 33rd birthday

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

London (Agencies): British-born Pakistani boxer Amir Khan celebrating his 33rd birthday today. Known as King of Ring, Amir Khan has played several important matches in his career claiming many victories. He was born on December 8, 1986 in Manchester, United Kingdom. He started playing boxing merely at the age of 11. His career took a…

Dwayne Johnson wants to work in a Bollywood action film

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

CALIFORNIA (Agencies): Hollywood superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has made waves around the globe and it looks like he is now in pursuit of weaving magic on screens over on this side of the world with a Bollywood film. The Baywatch actor expressed his interest in working for Bollywood one day saying that working on…

Sania Mirza reveals how destiny intervened to bring her together with Shoaib Malik

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Pakistan’s cricket champ Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza have been serving major couple goals but how their endearing tale of love began, is something that their fans were never told. Speaking about how she met the love of her life, the tennis ace spilled the beans on an…

Science & Technology

Apple to replace faulted batteries in newer MacBook Pros

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2018

It hasn’t been that long since the iPhone battery fiasco, but Apple already has another battery issue to deal with. The tech giant has launched a battery replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pros without Touch Barmanufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. A “limited number” of its base Pro laptops are prone to a component failure — it didn’t…

Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) to be launch on April 25

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk Xiaomi’s Mi 6X is confirmed to launch on April 25 at an event to be held in China. The upcoming mid-range smartphone is said to borrow design elements such as a vertical dual rear camera setup and an edge-to-edge display. In the latest set of teasers, Xiaomi has posted official selfie shots that are…

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…

Health

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…

Men who smoke marijuana daily may be more likely to get testicular cancer

By The Frontier Post | December 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk There’s new evidence that a daily marijuana-smoking habit could increase your risk of testicular cancer. A study published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open found that men who smoked one marijuana cigarette, or joint, daily for 10 years or more had an estimated 36% increased risk of developing testicular cancer compared with men who…

Travel

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…

Singapore tourist numbers reach all-time high

By The Frontier Post | December 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: It’s almost like a sequel to “Crazy Rich Asians.” A year after the movie — set in Singapore — helped drive a record number of visitors to the city-state, the tourists are back again in full force, pushing arrivals to a new high in the third quarter. About 5 million travellers came…

Articles

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…

‘Too early to be happy’: Iraq’s fate hangs in balance after PM’s exit

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

Bilge Nesibe Kotan Iraqi protesters are concerned whether Prime Minister Mahdi’s replacement will be acceptable to the nation, while experts warn that any bold moves by Iran could lead to further bloodshed or worse. When angry Iraqi protesters took to the streets in early October, they had one clear demand: the complete change of the…

Editorial

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…

PM on governance in Sindh

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2019

A delegation of lawmakers of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf and its allied parties from Sindh, led by Governor Imran Ismael, met Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday and apprised him of the problems confronting people, which have been compounded due to the indifferent attitude of PPP government in the province. He was informed of the hurdles that…

Prioritising big storage dams

By The Frontier Post | December 7, 2019

Speaking at the Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference, Chairman WAPDA Syed Muzzamal Hussain disclosed that contract of the construction work of Diyamer Basha Dam shall be awarded within the next 6-8 weeks. The multidimensional hydropower projects could not be launched on time due to vested political interest despite the looming water scarcity. Consequently, former Chief Justice…

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…