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FATF shows satisfaction over Pakistan’s performance report

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Money laundering case: Accountability Court adjourns hearing till February 11

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Iran missile attack: More US troops under medical evaluation, flown out of Iraq

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Additional US troops have been flown out of Iraq for closer evaluation of potential concussion injuries from the Iranian missile attack of January 8, US defense officials said Tuesday. The exact number of troops flown to Germany was not immediately clear, but officials said it was a small number. The officials spoke…

President Trump impeachment trial starts with fiery clashes over witnesses

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Republicans and Democrats sparred on Tuesday over calling witnesses and demanding White House documents as US Senate convened the first full day of the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. House impeachment managers led by veteran prosecutor Adam Schiff used the opening debate over trial procedures to lay out on national…

Indian troops martyr two in Pulwama district

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmir youth in Pulwama district, today, in Indian occupied Kashmir. According to KMS, the youth were killed during a cordon and search operation led by Indian army in Awanitpora area of the district.

Global

Aid to destitute Pakistanis in UAE a priority, says envoy

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Providing assistance to destitute Pakistanis is a priority for the country’s consulate in Dubai, Pakistan Consul-General Ahmed Amjad Ali has said. He said an overwhelming number of Pakistanis in Dubai and Northern Emirates approach the consulate for assistance, half of whom don’t meet the criteria set by the diplomatic mission. This came…

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Police clash with some protesters in renewal of Colombia demonstrations

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk BOGOTA: Colombian police clashed with small numbers of protesters and some public transport infrastructure was damaged in Bogota on Tuesday after a renewal of demonstrations. Marchers held mass protests in November and December last year to demand concessions from President Ivan Duque’s right-wing government. Tuesday’s protests were the first this year, and organizers…

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Saudi rejects link to hack of Amazon owner Bezos

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate…

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Russia gets new government in what Putin calls “major renewal”

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new government on Tuesday which he described as a break with the past, bringing in some fresh faces but retaining many senior ministers. The new government included a new economy minister and a new first deputy prime minister, but the finance, foreign, defense, energy and agriculture…

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Iran missile attack: More US troops under medical evaluation, flown out of Iraq

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Additional US troops have been flown out of Iraq for closer evaluation of potential concussion injuries from the Iranian missile attack of January 8, US defense officials said Tuesday. The exact number of troops flown to Germany was not immediately clear, but officials said it was a small number. The officials spoke…

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US confirms first suspected China virus case hospitalised over precaution

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

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Pakistan

Police arrests MQM’s ex-lawmaker over ‘anti-state activities

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Police department has confirmed the detainment of a former lawmaker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Nisar Panhwar, over his alleged involvement in anti-state activities, on Wednesday. Karachi police department has confirmed the arrest of Nisar Panhwar, a Member of National Assembly (MNA) belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Police officials said that…

IHC extends bail of Sharjeel Memon in corruption case

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has extended the bail of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon in Roshan Sindh project’s corruption case till February 11, on Wednesday. The high court resumed the hearing of the petition challenging the probe by National Accountability Bureau into the Roshan Sindh…

PM Khan on cover of special WEF Time Magazine issue

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Time Magazine has featured Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with other world leaders, on its cover page in a special issue on the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos that begin on Tuesday. The other leaders featured on the cover illustration are founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF Klaus Schwab,…

Federal govt forms FIA special team to investigate wheat crisis

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The federal government has constituted a special team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate into the prevailing wheat crisis across the country. The FIA’s deputy director will head the team to determine the responsible persons who have caused the crisis, and the role played by the government officials in the…

Corruption engulfs all govt dept in Sindh: Mustafa Kamal

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Syed Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday has said that corruption has engulfed all the government institutions working in Sindh. Talking to media in Karachi, the PSP leader said that Sindh government is only playing blame game as it has badly failed to perform in the province. Responding to…

Another polio case surfaces in Chaman

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Afghanistan

Taliban closes health centers in Nangarhar districts

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: The Nangarhar provincial council claimed Tuesday that the Taliban have closed all health centers in five districts of the province over the past several days. Council members say that the closure of these centers causes huge difficulties for residents. “The Taliban have closed health centers in Sherzad, Hasarak, Khogyani, Sorkhroad and Lalpor…

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Fuel price jump high by 25%

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Over the last couple of weeks, fuel prices have increased by 20% to 25% higher this year said Kabul residents. Some people demand the central government to address the fuel price issue and come up with a cohesive solution. According to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI), a high demand…

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Disabled Afghan soldier seeks promised foreign care

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Ali Murad, an army soldier, who served as a de-miner (land mine clearer), saved more than a thousand lives, by his reckoning, with his work. But now he is suffering from a disability because of war wounds, and his wife has divorced him. He lost both feet and one hand in a…

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Deadliest nation for journalists

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Four years ago today, seven employees from MOBY Group–one of the biggest media companies in Afghanistan–were killed in a targeted car bombing by the Taliban in Kabul. But since 2016, Afghanistan remains the deadliest country for journalists and media workers, according to those working in the field. Figures by journalists’ safety organizations…

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Ghani to brief world leaders on peace

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday left Kabul for Switzerland where he is expected to meet a number of world leaders at the sideline of the World Economic Forum at Davos. “President Ghani leaves for Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum 2020 Davos. He will be meeting with the world leaders…

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IECC: one week to decide 6,000 appeals

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has registered more than 6,200 appeals from campaign teams, with most of them referring to the 300,000 controversial votes, the chairperson of the commission, Zuhra Bayan Shinwari, said on Tuesday. Shinwari told reporters that members of the commission have not made any decisions on the controversial…

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Business

Nasdaq closing bell ceremony

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

SBP to announce monetary policy on Jan 28

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

BankIslami partners with IMC to ease vehicle financing for customers

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Honda launches 10th generation Honda VTEC TURBO Oriel- 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Sports

Australian Open Rafael Nadal through; Nick Kyrgios, Fabio Fognini also win

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Melbourne (Agencies): World number one Rafael Nadal cruised into the Australian Open second round with a straightforward victory over Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien. Nadal, champion in Melbourne in 2009, dropped just five games in a 6-2 6-3 6-0 win over his 72nd-ranked opponent. The Spaniard, runner-up to Novak Djokovic last year, is bidding to equal Roger…

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Australian Open Maria Sharapova set to drop out of top 350 after defeat

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Maria Sharapova is not sure if she will be at the Australian Open next year, with a first-round exit meaning she is set to drop out of the world’s top 350. The five-time Grand Slam champion, who won at Melbourne Park in 2008, lost 6-3 6-4 to Croatian 19th seed Donna Vekic. It…

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ICC appoints match officials for Pakistan, Bangladesh T20I series

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Ranjan Madugalle, one of the most respected and senior most member of the Elite Panel of International Cricket Council (ICC) Match Referees, has been appointed by the game’s governing body as match referee for the three T20Is between Pakistan and Bangladesh to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium on 24, 25 and…

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COAS lauds MPCL, AHF for constructing int’l standard astroturf hockey stadium

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

RAWALPINDI (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday lauded Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) and Army Heritage Foundation (AHF) for constructing an international standard astroturf hockey stadium at Ayub National Park. He was the chief guest at the inaugural hockey match played between Pakistan Greens and Pakistan Whites here at…

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Haris Rauf aims to get excellence in pace bowling

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

LAHORE (APP): Haris Rauf has had a meteoric rise since he appeared in Lahore Qalandars’ trials in Gujranwala two years ago. The right-arm pacer has since gained admirers wherever he has played. He recently made headlines during his stint in the Big Bash League, while turning out for Melbourne Stars, and used the opportunity to…

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Bangladesh captain wary of ‘hurt’ Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

MIRPUR (Monitoring Desk): Despite Pakistan losing their last Twenty20 International (T20I) series at home 3-0 to Sri Lanka last year, the Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah is wary of the Men in Green ahead of the three-match series between the two countries, starting from January 24 in Lahore. While talking to media in Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket…

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Fashion & Movies

Animated British royal comedy ‘The Prince’ to make debut on HBO Max

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Animated versions of Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will have supporting roles in a British royal family satire that will make its debut on AT&T Inc’s HBO Max streaming video service, the company said on Tuesday. The Prince, is the brain child of Gary Janetti, a producer on the…

Rockers Queen join Queen Elizabeth on new British coin

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Rockers Queen have become the first band to be celebrated on British coinage, joining Queen Elizabeth II on a new coin unveiled by the Royal Mint. The iconic British group are hailed on a coin kicking off a Music Legends series being produced by the official mint. It features Queen Elizabeth on…

Actress Mahira Khan expresses support to filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat’s ‘Zindagi Tamasha’

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has expressed her support to famous filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat for his movie ‘Zindagi Tamasha’. In a post of social-networking website Twitter, Mahira said, “Time and again we are made to realise our power and our influence. A film (that people haven t seen) can make some this scared.”…

Sindh bans Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film ‘Zindagi Tamasha’

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh Board of Films and Censor on Tuesday banned upcoming Pakistani film “Zindagi Tamasha” three days before it’s release. A notification issued by the board said although it had previously examined and cleared the Sarmad Khoosat’s directorial film, it has now been informed that  it may create unrest within a segment…

De Niro takes shot at Trump as he accepts SAG lifetime award

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Robert De Niro, considered one of the finest motion picture performers of his generation, was saluted on Sunday with a lifetime achievement award from his acting peers, and used the occasion to take a veiled jab at U.S. President Donald Trump. The two-time Academy Award winner and star of Oscar-nominated mob…

Folk music fading out due to modern tunes: artists

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: With the rapidly moving world venturing into the vistas of ultramodern civilization, the folk music is dying down as senseless with empty lyrics and music, rather the rock and pop music was shrinking space for the former to inherit the heritage of folklore and ancient culture. There was a time when folk…

Science & Technology

First GPS III satellite successfully launches from SpaceX

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

FLORIDA (GPS World): After several delays, the first GPS III satellite has successfully deployed from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 8:51 a.m. EST on Dec. 23. The satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, will serve in space for 15 years. Ten days following the…

New Trump order could officially ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G rollout

By The Frontier Post | December 28, 2018

The White House is considering an executive order that would ban American wireless carriers from buying equipment from Chinese companies, according to a new report from Reuters. Such an order would primarily impact Huawei and ZTE — both Chinese companies, and two of the largest manufacturers of telecom equipment — and have a significant impact…

Useful apps for your new Windows PC

By The Frontier Post | December 28, 2018

Microsoft has done a good job updating its Windows 10 operating system with useful utilities and features, but there’s still room for plenty of third-party apps. If you’ve just received a new PC over the holidays, we have some favorite Windows apps that will improve your experience — and maybe your life. We here at The…

Chinese turn copper into material almost identical to gold

By The Frontier Post | December 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese scientists have recently converted cheap copper into a material that is almost identical to gold. The material is expected to reduce the use of yellow, expensive metals in factories. Professor Sun Jian and colleagues at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Liaoning, shot a…

Russia to complete flight tests of Soyuz-2.1V Carrier Rocket in 2019

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik): The last test launch of the Soyuz-2.1v light-class carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space centre in northern Russia is planned for next year, a Russian space industry source told Sputnik. The launch of Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with Soyuz MS-09 manned spacecraft from the launch table of launch pad No.1, Gagarin’s Start, at Baikonur…

Intel to get 700 million shekel grant

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters): Israel will give Intel Corp a 700 million shekel grant in return for a planned $5 billion expansion of its production operations. Intel is one of the biggest employers and exporters in Israel, where many of its new technologies are developed. Earlier this year it submitted plans to upgrade its Kiryat Gat manufacturing…

Health

Another polio case surfaces in Chaman

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

US confirms first suspected China virus case hospitalised over precaution

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Coronavirus outbreak spreads in China

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

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

Czech Republic reports first H5N8 bird flu case in three years

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

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

Travel

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

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Eight Indian tourists die in Nepal

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Spain’s Tourist arrivals hit record high

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

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

Australia fights fire devastation with multimillion tourism industry boost

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

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

How American travelers plan their vacation?

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

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

Articles

It’s time to end ‘Honor’ killing

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

CAA-NRC ripping apart India’s societal fabric

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

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

Does Trump have a game plan?

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

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

Is India fit for UN Security Council Permanent Seat?

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

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

Educational challenges in coming decade

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

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

Pakistan’s security matrix-challenges incognito

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

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

Editorial

Playing ethnicity card

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

PM on ease of doing business

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Crops focused agriculture policy

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

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

Securing regional peace

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

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

From wheat export to wheat import

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

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

FATF hanging sword

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

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

Arts and Literature

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

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

LAC to organize ‘Folk Music Festival’ from Jan 28

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

Anti-polio theatre enthralls students of UoP

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

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

The Age of Hiroshima

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

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

Race is about politics Jean-Frederic Schaub

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

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