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No effort will be spared for national security: Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

Info Minister appeals to strictly follow SOPs for coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

US: Esper disagrees with Trump on Insurrection Act

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

Global

Davos to be held under theme of The Great Reset

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk DAVOS: The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced Wednesday that the 2021 Davos summit in Switzerland will be held under the theme of the Great Reset. The 51st annual meeting will gather thousands of young people in more than 400 cities around the world and a virtual hub network will connect them to interact…

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Trump declares himself champion of black people comparable to Lincoln

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (Agencies): US President Donald Trump, whose spotty record on race has made him deeply unpopular in the African American community, declared on Wednesday that he had done more to advance the cause of black people than any other leader in the history of the republic. In a series of tweets, Trump boasted that he…

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Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to extend oil cuts for one month: Source

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to extend the maximum level of production within the OPEC+ by at least one month. Future plans will depend on the market situation, a source participating in the negotiations told TASS. “We have agreed that it is necessary to extend it for at least a month. Then…

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Flush with corruption cash, Brazilian states step up deforestation fight

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRASILIA: Brazilian states are bolstering the fight against destruction of the Amazon rainforest with millions of dollars from an oil company’s corruption settlement that allows them to partially compensate for weakening environmental protections under President JairBolsonaro. State environmental agencies will have a one-off windfall that Reuters calculates will total at least 140 million…

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China jibes US on human rights

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese state media has been revelling in days of chaotic protests in the United States and highlighting President Donald Trump’s threat to use troops, even as the anniversary looms of its own military crackdown on demonstrators 31 years ago. For days, Chinese media has prominently covered the protests in the aftermath of…

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Pentagon sends 1,600 troops to Washington over protests

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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Pakistan

NHA officials fail to submit reports in stipulated time frame

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Rana Tanvir Hussain on Wednesday directed members to convene meetings of sub-committees to expedite their work while following guidelines and SOP’s amid COVID-19. During 20th meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Chairman Rana Tanvir Hussain remarked that coronavirus created problems for everyone but the committee will…

ECC sets up body for hedging imported petroleum prices

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet Wednesday set up a body to explore various call options for hedging prices for the petroleum products imported by Pakistan, besides giving a go ahead to a “full and final” human resource rationalisation plan for the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) employees. The ECC meeting…

‘Food needs of KPK would be taken care of’

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Malik Zeeshan LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday directed the officers concerned to take every administrative step to stabilize prices of essential items in the province. He stated this while presiding over a meeting here at his office. The meeting took stock of different matters including the provision of wheat to KPK…

Education to be given top priority in budget: KP CM

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Ali Sheikh PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that Health and Education will be the top priority sectors of the provincial government for the Annual Development Program (ADP) of financial year 2020-21. He has directed the concerned quarters of these departments to give timelines for the completion of all the processes starting…

No complacency on SOPs compliance: Asad

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Development Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Wednesday said no complacency would be permitted as administrative actions would be initiated across the country against the violators of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to contain the spread of COVID-19 in high risk areas of Markets, Transport and Industrial Sectors across the…

Old tradition broken by summoning assembly session: laments Murad

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday said, ‘My heart is unhappy today because of many reasons.’ He said that ages old tradition of the provincial assembly had been broken by summoning the session of it in spite of the death of Minister and MPA Haji Ghulam Murtaza Baloch. Expressing…

Afghanistan

High-level MoF appointments raise eyebrows

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The chairman of the Ministry of Finance Tax Dispute Resolution Board (TDRB) has been appointed illegally, with some lawmakers claiming that jobs at the ministry are being doled out on the basis of what they call a deal. The Finance Ministry, however, denied any illegality in the appointment of the TDRB chairman.…

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Nine civilians killed

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: At least nine civilians were killed and five others were wounded in a roadside mine blast in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, Kandahar police said. The incident happened at 10:45 am local time after a civilian vehicle struck a roadside mine in Arghistan district, according to police. The wounded have been taken…

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Taliban reacts to Kabul bombing

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban group strongly reacted to Kabul mosque bombing which left a prayer leader dead in the diplomatic zone of Kabul city. Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the group, in a statement said the group strongly condemns the attack in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan mosque which resulted into martyrdom of Mawlavi Mohammad…

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Top security official killed in Gardiz

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

GARDIZ CITY (Agencies): Police chief of SayedKaram district eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan with his three bodyguards lost their lives following roadside mine in the district late on Tuesday. Sharif Kalewal district governor of SayedKarak said, the incident took place while vehicle of the police chief hit on a roadside mine in relevant areas of…

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Security organs called to account for Kabul Mosque attack

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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Taliban will pursue both peace talks and jihad: Deputy chief

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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Business

Recovery hope fires fresh rally in equities

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Growing optimism about the global economic recovery pushed Asian markets higher for a third day on Wednesday as investors took heart from a further easing of lockdowns and looked past China-US tensions and civil unrest across America. The upbeat mood, and hopes for an extension to a massive output cut agreement,…

Stock markets rise as economies shake off lockdowns

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: World stock markets rose Tuesday as coronavirus lockdowns were relaxed, with investors shrugging off mass protests in the US and a downcast outlook from the head of the World Bank. In Europe, Frankfurt was the star performer as German investors played catch-up after a long holiday weekend and eyed hopes for…

‘Locust can causesubstantial damages to crops if not controlled’

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Former chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Agriculture, Ahmad Jawad has said that while battling its worst desert locust outbreak in decades, NDMA must arrange new equipments to control the swarms before summer crop-sowing gathers pace in the middle of this month. Talking to media on Wednesday, Ahmad Jawad said that so far…

Exporters urged to exploit global market for PPEs

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and investment, Abdul Razak Dawood on Wednesday urged the local exporters to exploit the huge opportunities by exporting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items in potential global market as its demand has risen after COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Cabinet had approved export of Personal Protective Equipment…

PSX witnesses nominal decline of 6.63 points to close at 34,408 points

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Wednesday witnessed a slight bearish trend as KSE 100 index closed at 34,401.42 points as compared to 34,408.05 points on the last working day, with negative change of 6.63 points (0.02%). A total of 129,951,584 shares were traded compared to the trade 221,691,441 shares during the previous…

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

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

Sports

UEFA bans Turkish leader Trabzonspor in financial case

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk NYON: Turkish league leader Trabzonspor was banned from one season of European soccer competitions on Wednesday for breaking financial monitoring rules. UEFA said the club missed targets in its latest accounts required by a previous agreement to avoid sanctions under Financial Fair Play rules. The rules monitor income and spending on player transfers…

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Tiafoe says athletes don’t appreciate the influence they have

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: American Frances Tiafoe – whose video protesting about the death of George Floyd has been widely viewed – says athletes do not always appreciate the influence they have. The 22-year-old, a quarter-finalist at the 2019 Australian Open, posted an Instagram video also featuring Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff. In the…

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No sanctions for Sancho for Floyd protests

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk Berlin: Bundesliga players including Jadon Sancho who staged protests during matches following the death of black American man George Floyd will not be punished, the German Football Federation said on Wednesday. In a statement, the DFB said “no action” would be taken against Borussia Dortmund players Sancho and Achraf Hakimi, Schalke’s US midfielder…

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FIA summons Shoaib Akhtar over statement against PCB

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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PROFILE – Muhammad Ali: Boxing legend, activist against racism

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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Three West Indies cricketers turn down England tour

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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Fashion & Movies

This fashion designer is making hijabs for Covid-19 frontline workers

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Hijab-wearing healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic have taken to washing their headscarves more frequently and after every use to maintain sanitation. Some women are even disposing of their hijabs after in between every shift to help mitigate the spread of germs, and are thus facing a shortage. This…

Musicians provide ‘medicine for the soul’ across Lithuania

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk VILNIUS: Hundreds of bands took their music to the streets of Lithuania on Monday to lift people’s spirits as the Baltic EU member allowed public gatherings again after months of coronavirus lockdown. From a military orchestra to pop and folk singers, some 400 bands performed 15-minute sets in cities and towns across the…

Senior actresses Rubina Ashraf, Sakina Samo test positive for coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistani actresses Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo have been tested positive for coronavirus. According to details, both the actresses have gone into isolation for 14 days at their houses. Sources told that family members of Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo will soon be tested for the virus. It is to be mentioned…

Elon Musk got the title of ‘real-life Iron Man’ after his assistance in Marvel films

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Eagle-eyed Marvel fans may have noticed tech mogul Elon Musk make a brief appearance in Iron Man 2, leaving all of his ardent followers in shock. While the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has several times in the past drawn comparison with the Marvel superhero, it turns out he has been quite involved…

Harry and Meghan hire Jeff Bezos, Madonna’s security firm for $8,600 per day

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been continuously facing privacy breaches ever since they moved to Los Angeles. And to ward off hovering drones, sneaky paparazzi and crazed fans, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have finally beefed up their security team by hiring an “exclusive A-list security firm.” According to The…

Kylie Jenner is not a billionaire, Forbes magazine now says

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Forbes magazine, which in March 2019 declared reality TV star Kylie Jenner had become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, said on Friday that it no longer believed that her net worth was that much. The magazine said it reviewed financial data released by Coty Inc (COTY.N), which bought a 51 percent stake…

Science & Technology

Scientists warn unstable mountain slope in Alaska poses landslide and tsunami risk

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk A group of 14 scientists (11 from the U.S., two from Canada and one from Germany) has posted a letter on the DocumentCloud server warning of the imminent danger posed by an Alaskan mountain slope that has become unstable. It lies beyond the leading edge of the Barry Glacier. The glacier has been…

Chinese scientists believe new drug can stop pandemic ‘without vaccine’

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged in China late last year before spreading across the world, prompting an international race to find treatments and vaccines. A drug being tested by scientists at China’s…

US successfully launches unmanned reusable drone for secretive space mission

By The Frontier Post | May 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The US Air Force successfully launches its high-tech drone X-37B, placing the reusable vehicle into orbit for its sixth secretive mission in space. The drone, which resembles a smaller version of the manned space shuttles retired by the US space program in 2011, was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, the Air…

Challenges posed by cyberterrorism discussed

By The Frontier Post | May 16, 2020

F.P. Report BANNU: Speakers at a webinar here highlighted the risks posed by cyberterrorism and religious extremism and also shared good practices vis-à-vis stress and anger management in order to build peace in the society in line with the Paigham-e-Pakistan initiative of the government. The webinar titled ‘Crisis and Stress Management & Cybersecurity’ was organized…

PUBG introduces ‘controversial’ bots on PC test servers

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Players Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) introduced bots in public matchmaking on PC test servers in its update 7.2 after launching it for consoles last month. According to the maker, bots were being introduced to provide the opportunity to new players for gaining points through easier targets and tackling the widening skill gap. Speculations…

Officials’ WhatsApp accounts being hacked mysteriously

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In a fresh move the National Telecommunication & Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) has issued a letter to the government officials about hacking of the WhatsApp accounts in Pakistan, which a few government officials has also been victim to. The letter mentioned that it was reported that a verification SMS is being…

Health

UNODC launches virtual advocacy campaign on COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P Report ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a Virtual Advocacy Campaign (VAC) on COVID-19 mitigation measures in collaboration with the Criminal Justice Institutions in Pakistan. The campaign was curated through a webinar on ‘Shaping Prisons’ response through preparedness’ in collaboration with the provincial Prisons Departments from across the country.…

Ten persons die in KP from coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the National Institute of Health Islamabad around ten people died from COVID19 in the last 24 hours in KP. According to the health department KP around 500 people have so far died from coronavirus in the province. The report said that overall around 11,373 people have so far affected from…

Punjab faces shortage of life-saving injections for coronavirus patients

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

India approves antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 patients

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

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

Travel

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

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

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

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

Cyprus to pay holiday costs of coronavirus infected tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

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

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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

Articles

A super power in chaos

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Chandra Muzaffar The event in Minneapolis could not have happened at a worse time for the US elites. While violence perpetrated against black Americans by white police officers has happened a number of times before, its occurrence right in the midst of a huge health emergency and a related economic disaster that has robbed 30…

BoJo’s decision to throw Huawei 5G deal on the scrapheap shows UK poodle still obeys its US master

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Damian Wilson The British prime minister’s hasty U-turn on a deal with China’s Huawei will cost tech firms and the taxpayer a fortune, and means Donald Trump has got his way again. When Boris Johnson announced earlier this year Huawei had been given the green light to supply the UK with non-core equipment for its…

To live with corona

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Ghazi Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan defended the government’s decision to lift the COVID-19-induced lockdown saying that the novel coronavirus was here to stay and the nation would have to learn to live with it. He was referring to scientists who say that there will be no vaccine [for the virus] this year. We will…

Normalization without justice is Israel’s goal

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

Hard-core agents provocateurs infiltrate US protests

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

Combating desert Locustplague – Pakistan scenario

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

Editorial

Wheat shortages in KPK

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Wheat shortages in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa is a recurring phenomenon as every year the problem emerges due to its greater dependence on purchase of the commodity from Punjab and supplies by the federal government from the stock of Pakistan Agriculture Services corporation. The hoarding mafia takes the advantage of disruption in supply from Punjab and federal…

Virtual parliamentary session

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Federal Minster for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has pleaded for convening the virtual budget session of the parliament. Earlier, when the government had suggested calling such type of parliamentary session to discuss the outbreak of coronavirus and reach a political consensus on how to tackle this natural calamity, the opposition leaders rejected…

Focus on hydel power generation

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

Desperate situation, extraordinary measures

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

Hospitals’ upgradation in tribal districts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

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

Peace lover or killer

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

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

Arts and Literature

The UAE’s Jameel Arts Centre reopens amid lockdown restrictions

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

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

Saudi Arabia to host first Art Biennale in 2021

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

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

Saudi Arabia with a rich history and home to archeological treasures

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

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

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

A remarkable & imaginative abstract artist

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

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

A Course in Microeconomic Theory

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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