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Trump to receive PM Imran Khan at White House: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit White House during his official to the United States on July 20. Addressing a press conference in Washington on Friday, he said that the United States President Donald Trump will himself receive Prime Minister Imran Khan at…

Process of accountability will continue & no pressure will be accepted: PM

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report MIANWALI: Prime Minister Imran Khan says government top most priority is to provide facilities to the common man. Addressing a ceremony after inaugurating Mianwali Express at Mianwali today, he said train is the mode of travel used by common man to move from one place to another and it will be further improved.…

Public private partnership inevitable to improve defence industry: COAS

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said there is a need for enhanced public private partnership to make Pakistan defence industry into vibrant, self-reliant and self-sustained entity. He was addressing a two-day National Seminar on “Defence Production-Security through Self Reliance” held in Rawalpindi on Friday. The COAS said…

There won’t be delay in cases anymore: CJP

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa said on Friday that hearing of the cases won’t be adjourned without being addressed whereas a case will be heard on daily basis to overcome the delaying tactics in cases. Addressing to a conference, CJP expressed that two biggest loopholes in the criminal justice…

LNG case: SHC approves pre-arrest bail of PML-N’s Miftah Ismail

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has approved pre-arrest bail of former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Miftah Ismail in liquefied natural gas (LNG) case, on Friday. According to details, PML-N leader took the stance in his petition that he is ready to face the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) trial which…

Court dismisses NAB’s plea against Maryam Nawaz

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court has dismissed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea against Maryam Nawaz in the Avenfield reference, on Friday. Earlier in the day, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz reached the federal capital from Lahore to appear before the accountability court. Earlier this month, the court’s judge Mohammad Bashir…

Global

Italian, Chinese majors vie in Pakistan’s mega LNG tender

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Monitoring Desk): Italian oil major Eni , China’s overseas energy unit PetroChina and two trading houses are vying to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Pakistan in one of the largest tenders ever worth billions of dollars, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. The 240-cargo 10-year tender, which is likely to…

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Kosovo premier resigns after summons from Hague court

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

BELGRADE, Serbia (AA): Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Friday stepped down after being summoned as a war crimes suspect by a special tribunal in the Hague. In a news conference on Friday, Haradinaj said he was called a “suspect” by the Kosovo Special Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague, so he resigned as prime minister.…

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Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

TEHRAN (AP): Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump’s claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf in another escalation of tensions between the two countries less than a month after Trump nearly launched an airstrike. The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and…

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Trump’s harsh words on ‘squad’ reinforce dark posts online

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP): Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should “go back” to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and inaccurate content has circulated on far right blogs, news sites and social media accounts about…

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Merkel says Trump tweets ‘go against what makes America great’

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

BERLIN (AFP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned President Donald Trump’s xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US leader’s attacks “go against what makes America great”. “I firmly distance myself from (the attacks) and I feel solidarity towards” the women, she told journalists. “In my view, the strength of America lies…

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US releases former Turkish banking executive

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

ANKARA (AA): A former Turkish banking executive was released Friday from a federal U.S. prison. Hakan Atilla, 48, the former deputy director general at Turkish state lender Halkbank, was sentenced in May 2018 in New York for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. However, the judge allowed the time he had served after being arrested a…

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Pakistan

Reforms being made in FBR to include middle class in tax net: Shabbar Zaidi

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board Revenue Shabbar Zaidi says reforms are being made in the Federal Board of Revenue under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Talking to media in Islamabad today, he said that it is his responsibility to improve the tax base under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He…

NAB freezes Shahbaz family’s 150 bank accounts

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore chapter on Friday freeze 150 bank accounts of the family members of Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif. According to sources, a letter had been written to the State Bank by the anti-graft watchdog after which the central…

Opposition won’t accept pressure over Chairman Senate move: Hasil Bizenjo

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo on Friday said that the opposition will not come under any pressure to withdraw from its move against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. Talking to media with other opposition senators on side, Hasil Bizenjo, the opposition candidate for the top seat of the upper house, said that the majority…

Speaker NA issues details of production orders released for MNAs in NAB custody

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Speaker National Assembly (NA) Asad Qaiser on Friday issued details of production orders issued for the Members National Assembly (MNAs), who are in custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The details were issued following the plea filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique in the Lahore High Court (LHC), seeking details of the…

ECP finalizes election arrangements in erstwhile FATA district

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday said that more than 2.8 million people will vote for the 16 Provincial Assembly seats in merged districts of erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) whereas Pakistan Army will take the control of polling stations for security measures. ECP Spokesperson Nadeem…

Pakistan, Iran to expedite work on new border crossings

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran on Thursday mutually agreed to speed up the pace of work for the opening of new border crossings and effective border management. The understanding was reached at the second session of a meeting of the Pakistan-Iran Higher Border Commission (HBC). The Pakistani delegation was led by Director General (Afghanistan,…

Afghanistan

Explosion near Kabul university kills two, injures 10

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: An explosion on Friday outside an entrance to Kabul university in the Afghan capital killed at least two people and injured 10, officials said. Health ministry spokesman Wahid Mayar said two bodies and 10 injured people had been taken to hospital after the blast. No militant group has yet claimed responsibility. At…

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Afghanistan: 9 dead, 60 injured in Kandahar blast

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A massive suicide car bombing followed by gunfight at the police headquarters on Thursday killed at least nine people in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, a hospital source said. The source at Mirwais Regional Hospital in Kandahar, who asked not to be named, told Anadolu Agency that 60 people were also injured in…

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Airstrikes kill more than 20 Taliban

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk HELMAND: The security forces conducted a series of airstrikes in Helmand and Badghis provinces killing more than 20 Taliban militants. The military officials said Thursday that airstrikes killed 20 Taliban militants in Kajaki district of Helmand province. The officials further added that an airstrike killed 2 Taliban militants in Ab-e Kamari district of…

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Lapis lazuli deposit falls to Taliban militants

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk BADAKHSHAN: A lapis lazuli deposit in KeranWaManjan district in the northeastern province of Badakhshan fell to the Taliban after a clash between the security forces and the militants on Monday evening, multiple sources from the province confirmed. At least 20 security force members were deployed to protect the deposit but there is no…

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Ghani trying to manipulate elections for a comeback: Massoud

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Presidential candidate Ahmad Wali Massoud said that President Ashraf Ghani is trying to manipulate the elections so that he can remain in power for another term. Addressing a gathering of his supporters in Kabul, Massoud said the people have been kept away from key issues around peace and elections. “You are fully…

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Return of Afghan refugees key for peace, says Rahimi

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy for peace and state minister in peace affairs, Abdul Salam Rahimi, told members of Afghanistan’s Senate that achieving peace will not be applicable unless all Afghan refugees living abroad return to the country. Rahimi voiced support for the recent diplomatic efforts by the US and the Afghan…

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Business

Trump’s tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ELKHART: Carrie Gray points to a stack of unwelcome mail on a conference table at the offices of Renegade RV, one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of high-end recreational vehicles. She’s buried in bad news from most of her about 350 suppliers. “We got letters from 75 percent of them demanding tariff-related price…

Report: Ghosn sues Nissan and Mitsubishi for breach of contract

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Former auto titan Carlos Ghosn, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for “improper termination” of his contract, French newspaper Le Figaro reported Ghosn is accusing the Japanese manufacturers of breaching his contract as an employee of NMBV, their joint subsidiary based in the…

No-deal could cause £30b economic hit

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The UK could be dragged into a recession if it implements a no-deal Brexit, with the economy shrinking by 2% and taking a £30 billion hit, an independent forecasting body warned on Thursday. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said growing uncertainty over the Brexit negotiations and a lack of confidence in…

SK cuts interest rate as Japan trade row simmers

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: South Korea’s central bank on Thursday cut its key interest rate for the first time in three years as the economy struggles with sluggish global growth and with the country is embroiled in a trade spat with Japan. The Bank of Korea (BOK) lowered its key rate to 1.5 percent from 1.75…

State Bank designates Domestic Systemically Important Banks

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan has announced the designation of D-SIBs for the year 2019 under the Framework for Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) that was introduced in April 2018. The framework introduced by State Bank is consistent with the international standards and practices and takes into account the local dynamics. It…

OPPO Mobile keen to set up production unit in KP

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Renowned OPPO Mobile Phone manufacturing Chinese company (OPPO) Mobile Technologies) has expressed interest in the installation of production unit in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to meet the local demand of the provision of modern smart phone in the province. The offer was made by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) OPPO Mobile Technologies, George Long…

Sports

Curran says World Cup win will inspire England Ashes team

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Sam Curran believes England’s historic World Cup triumph will inspire the Ashes team as attention turns towards their attempt to regain the urn. Sunday’s dramatic end to the 50-over tournament has overshadowed the build-up to the five-Test showdown against Australia, which gets under way on August 1 at Edgbaston. Curran feels the Ashes…

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Razzaq under fire after controversial remarks

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is under fire for making some bold comments during a local television show. According to details, Razzaq is reported to have said that he had several extramarital affairs over the course of his life. The 39-year-old also said that these affairs, which were around five to six,…

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Juventus snare De Ligt from Ajax for 75 million euros

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Juventus announced the signing of Dutch teenager Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax Amsterdam on Thursday, having secured one of the most sought-after young players in world soccer for 75 million euros (£67.55 million). The 19-year-old Netherlands international, who captained his former club in their thrilling run to the Champions League semi-finals last season,…

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Whole cricket system needs revamp: Rameez Raja

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Former skipper Rameez Raja wants the cricket system of the country to be revamped from the bottom in order to make a formidable national team for the future. Rameez while referring to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq who resigned on Wednesday, said he did some things right while some ended…

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Infantino rejects ‘colonialism’ criticism

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

CAIRO (Agencies): FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected comments that the global soccer body has taken a “colonialist” attitude towards African football and its governing organisation CAF (Confederation of African Football). FIFA last month took the unprecedented move of announcing it would jointly administer African football with CAF and would send it its Senegalese secretary…

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World Cup hero Bayliss to coach Hyderabad in IPL

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): England’s World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League next year, the team announced Thursday. The 56-year-old Australian will take over a team captained by Kane Williamson, who led the New Zealand team beaten by Bayliss’s England in the thrilling World Cup final last Sunday.…

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Fashion & Movies

Charges dropped in US sex assault case against Hollywood star

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Prosecutors dropped sexual assault proceedings against Kevin Spacey on Wednesday after the case against the Hollywood star collapsed over his alleged victim’s refusal to testify. William Little had accused the 59-year-old Oscar winner of groping him in a bar on the upscale resort island of Nantucket in July 2016. But Massachusetts prosecutors…

Chris Hemsworth to be seen as Thor in next movie

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Good news is awaiting Marvel fans as one of their favourite superheroes, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, is all set to return in the upcoming film, tentatively titled Thor 4. We all remember the last time when Thor was seen in the uber-successful blockbuster Avengers: Endgame. According to latest reports, Marvel Studios are officially…

Makers announce postponement of Prabhas-Shraddha starrer Saaho

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: One of the most anticipated films, Prabhas and ShraddhaKapoor’sSaaho, is being talked about ever since it was announced. While the trailer and songs of the film have already received a lot of love from the audience, leaving them more excited for the film, fans might have to wait a little longer for…

Pooja Batra, Nawab Shah tie the knot

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Pooja, who is known for her roles in the nineties hits such as HaseenaMaanJaayegi, Nayak and Virasat, took to her Instagram stories, where she shared a photograph of her wedding with Nawab. The former Miss India International also shared a photograph and captioned it, “With friends like Family at the… Thank…

Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 remains steady at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur’s latest release Super 30 had a good first weekend at the box-office. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film revolves around the life of mathematician Anand Kumar. He is known to have taught several underprivileged students to crack the toughest entrance examination of the country. Hrithik immersed himself…

Tarun Arora to play a villain in Akshay Kumar’s Laxmi bomb

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar’s look from Laxmmi Bomb has gotten everyone excited and eager to watch the film. He’s seen in a unique get up on the poster of the film. Also, KiaraAdvani will be seen opposite the actor for the first time in a film. The latest news talks about the actor who…

Science & Technology

U.S. soon to impose $1.7 billion penalty on Chinese’s ZTE

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON (Agencies): The Trump administration may soon claim as much as $1.7 billion penalty from ZTE Corp, as it looks to punish and tighten control over the Chinese telecommunications company before allowing it back into the business, according to people familiar with the matter. The Commerce Department is also seeking unfettered site visits to…

Facebook to remove ‘Trending’ topics feature

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Facebook said on Friday it will remove the ‘Trending’ topics feature that compiles popular news from its social network, as it seeks to ensure users see news from trustworthy and quality sources. The move, effective next week, comes at a time when the world’s largest social network is combating the spread of…

Punjab Cabinet approves first ever “Punjab IT Policy 2018”

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Province of the Punjab’s first ever IT Policy 2018 premised upon five pillars include support to the industry, bridging the digital divide, e-governance, citizen centric services and entrepreneurship was approved by the Provincial Cabinet in its last meeting yesterday, which is focused to bridge the digital divide across gender, region and…

Samsung showcases its latest OLED displays

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk Samsung is showcasing its OLED technological dominance at the SID DisplayWeek by showing off its latest flexible and rollable OLED displays. A big part of the company’s booth at the trade event is dedicated to its automotive OLED technologies which feature a variety of flexible and rollable OLED displays. The products on display…

At Beijing security fair, an arms race for surveillance tech

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: It can crack your smartphone password in seconds, rip personal data from call and messaging apps, and peruse your contact book. The Chinese-made XDH-CF-5600 scanner – or “mobile phone sleuth”, as sales staff described it when touting its claimed features – was one of hundreds of surveillance gadgets on display at a…

Apple to use OLED in new iPhones models for next year

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2018

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters): Apple Inc has decided to use OLED screens in all three new iPhone models planned for next year, according to South Korea’s Electronic Times – a report that sent shares in Japan Display tumbling 10 percent. Japan Display, one of the main suppliers of iPhone liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, has lagged its…

Health

Sri Lanka: Over 29,000 dengue cases reported in July

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: A total of 29,123 dengue cases and 58 dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country so far this year as of July 17th, the Epidemiology Unit said. According to the Govt. Information Department, the highest number of dengue cases, 6297 had been reported from the Colombo district while…

Too much sugar in baby foods, warns UN

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new guidelines on Monday to improve infant diets. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500 stores in Austria, Bulgaria, Israel and Hungary between November 2017 and…

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 some 33 percent lower than in 2010 the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up. An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV and a record 23.3 million of those have…

Gut Bacteria could trigger high blood pressure: Scientists

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Scientists have taken a huge interest in gut bacteria recently, both its role in our bodies and what it can do. In fact, you’ll see an influx of articles talking about recent discoveries with gut flora and all the potential it possesses. However, since studying the microbiome is still relatively new, most…

Polio vaccination campaign in affected districts starts today

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report Peshawar: In response to polio cases recently reported from Torghur and Shangla, three days polio case response vaccination campaign will be conducted from July 15 to 17, 2019 in affected and surrounding districts of Hazara and Malakand Division. Children missed during the campaign will be vaccinated on the fourth – catch up day…

Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAO PAULO: Brazilian and European researchers have demonstrated exactly how a nanotechnology-based compound delivers an oral vaccine against hepatitis B to the immune system. When particles containing silica and an antigen combine, even though they are different sizes, they reach the intestine without being destroyed by the acidity of the digestive system. A…

Travel

Govt in touch with reputed firms for promoting tourism in GB

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Assistant Director Tourism AstoreRahat Ali has said that the GilgitBaltistan is a best place for promotion of tourism as it possesses numerous potential tourism sites which if properly explored could generate handsome revenue for the GB Govt. The GB utilizing all its resources for the development of tourism in Gilgitbaltistan, said while…

Italy rail group incorporates development of tourism into its industrial plan

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: The Polo of Tourism of the Italian State Railways System FS Group dedicated itself to the development of tourism in Italy, as disclosed to the press in Rome. A presentation took place at the Roma Tiburtina, a second major railway station in the city, in the presence of Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister…

Babuzai wildlife range attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Following construction of Swat Expressway and Sangao-Buner road, the importance of Katlang tehsil of Mardan for tourism has significantly enhanced where people are coming to watch Baizai Irrigation Channel’s waterfalls and different types of wildlife at Babuzai wildlife Range. People along with families and friends are coming in large number to watch…

Northern Ireland tourism shaped by decades of change

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: Marquee sporting events, beautiful scenery and unspoilt coastal resorts – it sounds like the sales pitch for a new Northern Ireland tourism campaign. In fact they are among the attractions that have drawn visitors for decades, long before the days of budget air travel and cruise liners. The Open Championship will bring…

Cuba revises down tourism target after US cruise ban

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk HAVANA: Cuba has revised down by about 15 percent its forecast for the number of tourists visiting this year, after a US ban on cruise ship stopovers in the Communist island, the government said on Thursday. President Donald Trump’s administration announced the ban on June 4, aiming to cut an essential revenue source…

Rama lake, Dewsai plains attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Rama lake and Dewsai plains are attracting a large number of tourists these days in Astore from other parties of the country to enjoy its natural beauty and take some respite from scorching heat in plain areas of Pakistan. On last Sunday, domestic tourists thronged to Rama lake, Dewsai plains and others…

Articles

Sarrazin and German Social Democrats’ stance on Islamophobia

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Farid Hafez It is the third attempt by the Social Democrats to exclude ThiloSarrazin from their party on allegations of racism. A chance for the Social Democrats to sharpen their profile? Sarrazin was leading as a bestselling author in Germany for a whole 21 months throughout the years 2010 and 2011.  There is no comparable…

The extent of Iran’s deep state within Iraq

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq Iraq has always played a defining role in the destiny of the Middle East, but its sovereignty is being threatened by its all-powerful neighbour and the US. With such a storied and fabled history, Iraq has long been viewed as a land that possesses inherent worth and value. Whether that value was utilised…

Winning Cup of Nations was matter of life and death for Egypt’s el-Sissi

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Mourad Teyeb The recent death, or murder, of Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi was not a surprise per se. It is how, when and where it occurred that shocked the public, including those inside Egypt. Whether Morsi’s death under those conditions was haphazard or minutely planned by the Egyptian regime, it seems to have happened…

The paralyzed & derailed economy of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Asmatullah Khan Today Pakistan is not only facing serious socio –economic issues and the challenges of growing unemployment and poverty but the International conspiracies against the sovereignty and stability of Pakistan is also at its peak. The agenda of the involved countries is to sabotage the socio –economic integrity of this great country in all…

The best defence against Polio

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Sadia N. Qazi Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behaviour by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society. (Patrick J. Kennedy) Information is a powerful weapon and its undeterred use in hybrid warfare is capable to stir up great impacts. The hybrid warfare being so diverse and unconventional…

Awaiting ICJ Verdict on Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Iqbal Khan International Court of Justice (ICJ) is all set to announce its decision in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is an active service Commander (equivalent of Lieutenant Colonel) of Indian Navy, and working for India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan. In his subsequent trial…

Editorial

Interaction with trade bodies

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

Addressing business community of Gugranwala, the Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated his firm resolves for prompting authentic tax culture and said that government will not yield to pressure tactics being applied to stop the documentation process of the economy. He said that in a country of 220 million only 300 companies pay 70 percent tax…

Diplomatic and legal victory

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2019

The International of Justice (ICJ) in 15-1 majority verdict rejected Indian plea for the annulment of death sentence of RAW agent Commander KabushanJadhav. However, the verdict asks Pakistan to review the sentence handed down to Indian spy and giving him consular access by making a reference to the Article 36 of Vienna Convention on Consular…

Billion tree plantation’s next phase

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has asked for funds from the federal government to complete the second phase of billion tee plantation program. The total outlay for this phase of plantation has been estimated to be Rs. 27 billion. Half of the required funding shall be provided by the federal government as a part of “Green Pakistan”…

Monetary policy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Raza Baqir announced the monetary policy for the next two months under which the interest has been raised by 100 basis points to 13.25 percent which is almost close the one that prevailed in the decade of 1980s. Interest rate has been increased for the 9th time during one year.…

Restrictive induction policy for doctors

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has claimed to have substantially increased allocations for health sector in the current year budget. But the restrictive induction policy for Trainee Medical Officers (TMOs) depicts different picture. This year 900 talented young doctors passed FCPS part-1 examination and they met the criteria for induction as TMOs to complete the mandatory training…

SBP quarterly report

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

The Central Bank has released the third quarterly report of the last fiscal year on the performance of the economy in which the factors responsible for de-accelerated economic growth to 3.3 percent has been reflected threadbare which include insignificant increase in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Earlier the Economic Survey Book had revealed negative growth…

Letters to Editor

Ignore Pakistan at your own peril

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2019

With cricket’s greatest carnival underway in England, the 10 best teams are raring to go. With the quality of cricket played by all contenders over the last few years, this edition of the Cricket World Cup is expected to produce some of the most exciting, nail-biting thrillers to-date. Pakistan enters the World Cup as the…

Police high handedness and aggrieved people

By The Frontier Post | January 31, 2019

Through the lines of your esteemed news paper, i would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the sorry state of affairs of the people at the hands of police. Despite the tall claims made (still making) by previous government of reforming police department, no improvement whatsoever is seen in our area…

Stop child labour

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

“One who does not show mercy to our children is not from my community” [Holy Prophet (SAW)] Kindness towards children was one of the Prophet’s special characteristics. Children are flowers of heaven and they are the beautiful creation of God. Child labour is a terrible and big crime. In Pakistan it is an ever growing…

The devaluation of economy

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

What is behind the devaluation of Pakistani currency? What are its effects on our economy? The Pakistani currency has experienced a worst fall against the US dollar ever in the history of Rs 143 per Dollar. The rupee has lost about 35 percent since the first devaluation in Dec 2017. PM Imran Khan on the…

Rumors about abolishing of tax – free status of Malakand

By The Frontier Post | January 30, 2019

It has been reportedly learnt that the Chief minister of KP Mahmood Khan has issued directives to all the ministries/ departments and quarters concerned to fulfill all the legal formalities before tabling any bill or law in the house for legislation. They have been further directed to share and discuss the theme of the bill…

Working women issues

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

In the past few years, the role of a woman has changed drastically in Pakistan. Women are now stepping out of their houses to earn and break free from all stereotypes that confine women to live inside home. Women can now be seen working as fire fighters, pilots,air traffic Controllers, bankers, company executives, labourers, farmers…