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Wrong injection case: Minor girl Nishwa dies in Karachi today

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Nine-month-old Nishwa breathed her last at Liaquat National Hospital in Karachi on Monday morning after battling for her life for past eight days. According to details, Nishwa was reportedly administered a wrong injection by the staff of Darul Sehat Hospital, which resulted the paralysis of Nishwa on April 14. The minor girl…

Pakistan deplores India’s unilateral suspension of cross-LoC Trade

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign office Sunday expressed disappointment over India’s decision to suspend cross-Line of Control trade, and rejected Indian allegations regarding its misuse. “The Indian action is based on groundless accusations that this mechanism is being used for smuggling, narcotics, fake currency and ‘terrorism’. This litany is all too familiar and in line…

PM pays respects at Imam Raza’s shrine in Mashhad

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report MASHHAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday visited the shrine of Hazrat Imam Raza (AS) in Mashhad, during his brief stopover at start of his two-day official visit to Iran. The prime minister paid respects at the shrine and offered Nawafil. He also prayed for the peace and prosperity of the country, a…

Death toll in Sri Lanka bomb attacks rises to 290, wounded now almost 500

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: The death toll in the coordinated bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen upwards to 290, a drastic increase from 207 reported previously, with the number of the wounded people at almost 500 now, police said early Monday morning. A few hours earlier, it was reported that 207 people were killed and…

Terrorists behind Ormara attack came from Iran: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed that the terrorists behind the Ormara attack came from Iran, on Saturday. Qureshi said that Pakistan has decided to set up a border fence with Iran. Foreign Minister said this while addressing to a press conference in Islamabad today, he said Baloch terror groups were…

Hafeez Shaikh takes charge as finance advisor

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The newly appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has taken charge as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Economic Affairs, on Saturday. According to private news channel report, the officials of the finance ministry has welcomed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and congratulated him. Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s reshuffled the federal…

Global

Powerful Emirati Crown Prince Entangled by Mueller Report

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

DUBAI (AP): One of the most powerful leaders in the United Arab Emirates has found himself entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian interference in America’s 2016 election. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believed to be the Emirates’ day-to-day ruler, is the only…

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Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential polls

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KIEV (Reuters): A Ukrainian comedian, who plays a fictitious president in a TV show, is tipped to become Ukraine’s next leader, according to a national exit poll. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who has no previous experience in politics, has won 73% of the vote, the poll showed, surpassing his rival, incumbent Petro Poroshenko, who has just 25%…

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AfD: Salvini’s right-wing alliance has difficulties with bloc’s composition

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

YALTA (Sputnik): The composition of Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s alliance of right-wing parties has certain difficulties, representative of German Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, Joerg Meuthen, told Sputnik. Speaking on the sidelines of the Yalta International Economic Forum, Meuthen said that some rightists have “completely different” politics on certain issues. “AfD party speaks…

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North Macedonians head to polls to elect new president

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

BELGRADE (AA): North Macedonians on Sunday headed to polls to elect the country’s next president for the next five years. The voting began at 07.00 a.m. local time (0500GMT) and will continue till 7 p.m. local time (1700GMT). Sunday’s election is the sixth presidential election in the country’s modern history, but the first since it…

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Scores of Israelis storm Al-Aqsa compound for Passover

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

JERUSALEM (AA): Scores of Jewish settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover. “Israeli police allowed 167 settlers to storm the compound in celebration of Passover,” an official with the Religious Endowments Authority, a Jordan-run authority responsible for overseeing the city’s Muslim and…

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Pope flays SL Easter attacks as ‘such cruel violence’

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

VATICAN CITY (Reuters): Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as “such cruel violence” and said he was close to the Christian community, hit while celebrating Easter. The blasts, which hospital and police officials said wounded more than 400 people, followed…

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Pakistan

Five killed, several injured Muzaffarabad road mishap

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: As many as five people were killed while several others were injured when speeding jeep fell into a deep ditch today (Monday), in Muzaffarabad Local media reported that the jeep was going to Garhi Dupatta when the incident took place. After the incident, the security personnel arrived at the scene and shifted…

President Alvi summons NA session today

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Muhammad Alvi has summoned the National Assembly session today (Monday). The NA session will discuss the energy situation, petroleum prices and the damage caused to crops in the recent heavy rains. According to orders of the day issued by the National Assembly Secretariat, the session will start with question hour.…

Anti-polio drive begins today across Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Coordinator of Polio Eradication Program Dr. Rana Safdar, has said that a countrywide anti-polio drops campaign to started across country including Azad and Gilgit Baltistan today (Monday). He claimed that the anti-polio drive will target 39 million children across country. He urged the people to cooperate with polio teams to administer…

PTI trying to abolish 18th amendment of constitution: Fazl

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report LANDI KOTAL: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the incumbent government is trying to abolish 18th amendment of the Constitution and to bring Presidential form of government in the country. All efforts will be foiled to recognize Israel. No one can impose restriction on religion seminaries. Addressing to the ‘million…

I am not at fault in upsurge in prices of medicines: Kiani

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former health minister Amir Kiani has said that he accepts Imran Khan decision but prices of  medicines  have not increased due to any fault on his part. “I accept Imran Khan decision but I am not at fault in hike in medicines prices. I have confidence on Imran Khan. I am ready…

Asad Umar precious asset of country: Sheikh Rashid

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday said former finance minister Asad Umar was a precious asset of the country and he would bring him back in the cabinet. Nobody had assigned him the task in that regard as he was making efforts on his own to pursue Asad Umar, he…

Afghanistan

NEPA working on plans to reduce air pollution in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) is coordinating plans with at least 20 government institutions to forge an action plan for reducing air pollution in the capital city, Kabul, officials of the authority said at a press conference on Sunday.  The air pollution in Kabul is seasonal and it will increase with…

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Ghani says govt has huge public support

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani visited the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology a day after the government building came under a complex attack by four attackers which left seven dead and eight others wounded. Ghani said he praises the Afghan forces’ “bravery” for pushing back the attack and for evacuating the employees of…

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Taliban’s shadow district chief for Musa Qala held

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The shadow district chief of Taliban for Musa Qala district has been arrested during an operation of the Afghan Intelligence forces. The National Directorate of Security, the intelligence department of Afghanistan, in a statement said Mullah Abdul Ghafoor son of Mulah Sefat, the shadow district chief of Taliban for Musa Qala was…

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Kabul attack: Survivor recounts horrifying ordeal

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A day has passed since the deadly attack on the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the most violent day seen in Afghanistan’s capital following a relative calm in the past few months. Seven people were killed when four gunmen stormed the key installation in the center of the city and…

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Supreme Court extends president Ghani’s tenure

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Supreme Court of Afghanistan has approved the extension of President Ashraf Ghani’s tenure until the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for September 28. Based on the Constitution, Ghani’s tenure ends on May 22. “In line with the provision of the law and with the consideration of the situation of the country and…

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Death toll rises in Kabul terror attack

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Interior officials have confirmed that the death toll from yesterday’s attack in Kabul has climbed to 10 as three more civilians succumbed to their injuries. Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi confirmed that three civilians who had sustained injuries in the attack, died late on Saturday. Rahimi further added two…

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Business

Aramco to buy Shell’s 50% stake

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): Saudi Aramco will acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s 50 percent stake in their Saudi refining joint venture SASREF for $631 million, the two companies said on Sunday. The purchase, which is part of Aramco’s strategy to expand its downstream operations, will be completed later this year, they said in a joint statement. Saudi Aramco…

BP, SOCAR sign new Azeri oil deal

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

BAKU (Agencies): Oil major BP and Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR signed an agreement to build a new exploration platform for the South Caucasus nation’s three major oilfields, BP-Azerbaijan said in a statement. The Azeri Central East platform, the latest phase of Azerbaijan’s giant Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfields extension program, is expected to produce 100,000 barrels…

Pound jumps on black market on hope of dollar influx

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

KHARTOUM (AFP/APP): The Sudanese pound surged on the black market Sunday on expectations that the ouster of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir would trigger fresh dollar inflows and ease a foreign currency shortage. In recent years Sudan has been hit by an acute lack of dollars, which became a key factor behind the nationwide protests that…

Abundant seeds of rice, maze and mung bean to be available for Kharif season 2019-20

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government has taken steps to ensure smooth availability of seeds during the Kharif season 2019-20 and surplus seeds of all major crops including rice (paddy), maize,  cotton, pulses and vegetable would be available in order to ensure the maximum per acre output to enhance farmers income during the period under review.…

Singapore business group to be facilitated: Minister

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report TOKYO: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Ali Haider Zaidi has said he will take all possible measures to facilitate a  Singapore business group willing to invest $2 billion dollar in Pakistan. Answering a question regarding his alleged unavailability during the foreign investors’ recent visit to Pakistan, the minister said the meeting   could…

UK-based Pakistanis to invest £ 200 m in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani origin investors settled in UK have signed deals to invest £200 in various sectors of Pakistan’s economy. This was disclosed by Amjad Khan, President, UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry during his visit to Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) along with a large business delegation ICCI) here on…

Sports

Haris, Babar play down power-hitting concerns

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: With the World Cup so close Pakistan have named their preliminary squad for the tournament, it is striking to hear a cricketer talk about the event as just another competition organised some distance out into the future. But Haris Sohail, named among the 15 who will attempt to win Pakistan’s second World…

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Shadab ruled out of England series with virus

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Legspinner Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the limited-overs series that Paksitan will play in England in the lead-up to the World Cup. Shadab is ill with a virus, though the exact nature of his illness is not known. A PCB release said “tests revealed a virus that will require treatment…

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Everton stun struggling Manchester United 4-0

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

LONDON (BBC): Everton produced a thrilling display to outclass a woeful Manchester United at Goodison Park and expose all the problems facing manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United face a fight to secure a Premier League top-four place and Champions League football next season after 90 minutes which were little other than torture against a rampant…

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Khyber table tennis team wins title

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report LANDIKOTAL: The Khyber Table Tennis team has won final match of a table tennis event in merged areas sports festival held at Bajaur ‘Khar’ sports complex last day. The sports festival in merged areas had been organized directorate of sports and culture erstwhile-Fata. The Khyber tennis team contains four players among them Rohullah…

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Muqadas of Wapda wins National Red Crescent Squash title

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: International Muqadas Ashraf of Pakistan Wapda clinched the 3rd edition of the National Red Crescent Women Squash Championship title after defeating her strong rival Noor Ul Ain Huda of Sui Northern Gas in the final played at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Sunday. Country Manager Pakistan Red Crescent Society Lt. Gen…

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Amir beaten by Terence Crawford after low blow

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

NEW YORK (BBC): Amir Khan’s WBO world welterweight title fight with Terence Crawford ended in bizarre fashion when he was pulled out by his corner after a low blow. Floored in the opening round, Khan took an accidental shot to his groin in the sixth and, after consulting his corner, said he was in “too…

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Fashion & Movies

Akshay Kumar to do a horror comedy ‘Kanchana’

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Horror comedies are gradually becoming the newest trick of the trade. While we’ve seen films like Bhool Bhulaiya and Chamatkar in the past, after Stree’s success last year, more and more filmmakers are venturing into the genre. Coming up next, Akshay Kumar will be seen in the Hindi remake of Raghav Lawrence’s…

Vicky Kaushal gets injured while shooting for his next film

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vicky Kaushal is in high demand in Bollywood currently. The actor kick-started the year with a blockbuster in the name of Uri:The Surgical Strike and he has now moved on to shooting for his next project. Vicky has been shooting in Alang, Gujarat since the past few days where the world’s largest…

Diljit Dosanjh to be seen in South movie

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh is immensely loved by fans globally. The actor-singer has also starred in Bollywood films and been applauded for his solid performances. Ready to surprise audiences once again, Diljit may soon feature in a South film. Talking about the same, the actor told a leading daily, “I like south…

Aneez Bazmee wants to bring back Ajay Devgan and Kajol on the big screen

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Anees Bazmee who has films like Hulchul, No Entry, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng and Ready to his credit, is now  busy directing Pagalpanti starring an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Pulkit Samrat, Arshad Warsi, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla. And while he’s at it, he shared…

Kartik Aaryan dismisses rumors of having differences with Kriti Sanon

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk This morning a leading entertainment daily carried an article saying that Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon share cold vibes post the success of their film Luka Chuppi. According to reports Kriti was not happy with Kartik Aaryan taking the credit for the film’s success. However there is no truth to this article and…

Pop-Queen Madonna’s 14th studio album to be released June 14

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Madonna announced that she will release her 14th studio album on June 14. “Madame X” will be her first album in four years and the follow-up to her 2015 record “Rebel Heart”. The highly-anticipated “Medellin” video release was delayed, but fans of the material girl got to hear the first track from the…

Science & Technology

Whatsapp new feature to restrict users from taking screen shots

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Whatsapp is reportedly testing a new feature that would restrict users to take screen shot of the chats if they enable authentication feature in the app. According to Wabetainfo, the world’s biggest messaging app is working to introduce the new feature and may roll out it soon. In order to stop others…

Facebook bans far-right UK figures, groups

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Social media giant Facebook has permanently banned various far-right groups and individuals, the company said on Thursday. The banned groups include the xenophobic and Islamophobic British National Party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL), and Britain First. “Individuals and organisations who spread hate, or attack or call for the exclusion of others…

OPPO launches F11 and F11 Pro with dual rear camera in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: OPPO, a leading global smartphone brand, expanded its F series portfolio of smartphones recently at Mohatta Palace in Karachi with the launch of OPPO F11 Series. The smartphone boasts of portrait photography in low light with several other innovative technologies. F11 Pro is equipped with a new 48MP ultra-clear camera system, a…

Mobile Journalism is the future of media industry: Prof. Dr. Khalid Sultan

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in collaboration with Business Incubation Center (BICON) of NUML and Digital Broadcast Pvt. Ltd (DBTV.live). organized a four-day training session on Mobile Journalism aka MOJO. The training focused on making human centric stories through mobile phones. The training enriched the students with the technical knowledge…

Facebook Messenger gets dark mode

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Facebook Messenger’s dark mode is rolling out to globally today, as announced on Facebook’s product blog. The feature was previously hidden behind an Easter egg activation that made users send a crescent moon emoji in order to activate it. Now, users can enable the mode through a toggle switch in their settings,…

Apple and Qualcomm square off in US court

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

NEW YORK (BBC News): Apple and Qualcomm will face off in court as a billion-dollar legal battle over smartphone chips gets under way. The trial is the culmination of a long-running battle between the two over the cost of the processors that phones use to connect to mobile networks. Apple claims Qualcomm is charging too…

Health

Excessive calcium intake could increase risk of elevated cancer, claims new study

By The Frontier Post | April 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Consuming too many nutrients, particularly when they come from supplements, may increase the risk of death, new research shows. Taking in at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day from supplements is associated with a higher risk of cancer death, according to a study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.…

Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman’s eye

By The Frontier Post | April 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk TAIWAN: When a young Taiwanese woman named He took herself to a hospital this week complaining of a swollen eye, she expected to be treated for a simple infection. Instead, the 29-year-old and her doctor were horrified to discover four bees living under her eyelids, feasting on her tears. Doctors at Fooyin University…

Food better than supplements for long life

By The Frontier Post | April 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk MEDFORD: A new study is the latest research to show that most supplements may not do much to improve health and can’t compete with the benefits of a healthy diet. A new Tufts University study involving more than 27,000 Americans is the latest research to show that most supplements may not do much…

Three more children die of malnutrition in Tharparkar

By The Frontier Post | April 10, 2019

F.P. Report THARPARKAR: Malnutrition and epidemics continues to claim more lives as three more children expired during 24 hours, health department said on Wednesday. According to details, three children expired at Mithi Hospital, Tharparkar while dozen others affected of malnutrition and epidemics were still under treatment. The latest deaths have taken the death toll in…

Rare cancer more common in IVF children, claims news research

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers found that children born through IVF had a 28 percent higher risk of developing certain embryonic cancers than children who weren’t conceived via IVF. Embryonic cancers arise from tumours that develop from embryonic cells that remain in the body after birth. The…

Nutrition week from today

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2019

F.P. Report SARGODHA: The provincial health department will organise a one-week nutrition programme under the Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition Programme in the district from April 8 to 13. The programme would also highlight the nutritional importance in women and its needs after two year of child birth. Chief Executive Officer…

Travel

EU-China Tourism Year boosts tourism sector in Europe

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: While the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 (ECTY 2018) has officially come to an end, the success of the initiative continues to be felt, with growing numbers of Chinese tourists putting European destinations at the top of their tourism agendas throughout 2018 and beyond. Agreed in 2016 by the Chinese Prime Minister and…

The 7 most fascinating mosques in China

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has an ambiguous stance in regards to institutionalized faith. On the one hand, the People’s Republic recognizes five religions — Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism — and protects freedom of religious belief under its constitution, but on the other, the Council on Foreign Relations reports that “China is home to…

Solid measures afoot for promotion of tourism in scenic Gilgit Baltistan

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

F.P. Report ASTORE: Minister for Tourism Gilgit Baltistan Fida Khan said Thursday the government was taking concrete steps to promote tourism. While talking to media persons, the GB minister said Gilgit Baltistan region was endowed with tremendous natural beauty and the tourism department was utilizing all its available resources to explore tourism spots and attract…

SCTH announces plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced plans to fund 33 new tourism projects across the Kingdom, as part of a lending initiative to aid the sector in underdeveloped Saudi regions. Abdul Majid bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Nasser, the SCTH’s director general of tourism investment, said that the initiative,…

Giant’s Causeway tourism impact examined by National Trust

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A year-long study will assess the impact of more than one million tourists a year on the Antrim coast. It was commissioned by the National Trust, which manages two main sites that attracted 1.5m visitors in 2019. With the projected growth in tourism, the trust says numbers visiting the Giant’s Causeway and…

GB: Efforts on to further promote tourism in land of glaciers

By The Frontier Post | April 16, 2019

F.P. Report GILGIT: Commissioner Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Region, Hamza Salik said on Monday that GB is most peaceful part of the world with people extraordinary hospitable–that is why around 1.7 million tourists visited the region last year among which 0.5 million came to only to Baltistan that is a record to be noted. Addressing the…

Articles

Mueller left a strong hint on obstruction

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Cass R. Sunstein In coming to terms with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, we should adopt a principle of neutrality and put entirely to one side our enthusiasm, or our lack of it, for President Donald Trump. It is also essential to emphasize that the report, running to two volumes and some 448 pages, will…

America Can’t Solve Afghanistan’s Corruption Problems

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Jerrod A. Laber On Monday, April 8, three U.S. soldiers and one contractor were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of U.S. personnel killed there in 2019 to seven. For advocates of foreign policy restraint, every new American death represents the moral imperative for U.S. withdrawal from the region. To…

The ‘strong man’ option is destabilizing Libya

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

Talha Kose Libya’s civil war has devastated the country for the last five years and is escalating again with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s recent march to western Libya. The resource-rich country is the focus of both regional countries and European powers. The U.N.-recognized unity government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the militia loyal to…

Arab Spring 2.0

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Hilal Kaplan Libya, Algeria and Sudan. All three are located on the African continent, self-proclaimed Arab countries with Muslims being the majority in each population. Libya has yet to recover from the process that started with the notorious NATO bombardment. Crowds, away from their human feelings, who celebrated the lynching of Moammar Gadhafi are now…

AIPAC’s weakening grip on US foreign policy

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Abukar Arman Despite the 18,000 faithful who came the past weekend to pledge their unwavering support to Israel, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) finds itself in a Dickensian moment of history that could be retrospectively described as: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times” or it was the…

Why is Bahrain revoking nationality of its citizens?

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

Saad Hasan More than 900 people have been stripped of their citizenship since 2012 in what human rights groups say is political repression. When thinking of terrorism, Bahrain has barely been in the international spotlight. When it comes to the number of people killed by terrorists, the tiny archipelago in the Persian Gulf is safer…

Editorial

Actions versus promises

By The Frontier Post | April 22, 2019

Giving a brief about the core points of the Prime Minister address to a meeting at Banigala, Special  Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Asiq Awan said that new team of cabinet has been tasked to control high prices spiral. About the rational of changing the finance minister, she clarified the former minster was not…

Reaction to cabinet reshuffle

By The Frontier Post | April 21, 2019

In parliamentary form of government cabinet reshuffles or resignations of high profile ministers on differences with party leadership on political issues are regarded as routine matters. In the mother of democracies the UK sometimes major reshuffle have occurred in the governments of both political parties. But in Pakistan the opposition parties have overreacted to minor…

Crisis in agriculture

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2019

Whereas the agriculture sector plunged into crisis some 30 years ago, it reached to crescendo when Agriculture Ministry was devolved to provinces under 18th Amendment as the provinces slashed its budget by 60 percent despite the transfer 57 percent resources from center to the federating units under 7th National Finance Commission Award. The financial resources…

Wave of terrorist attacks

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2019

The memories of extreme grief and outrage were still fresh in the minds of people about the Hazargangi Quetta vegetable market attack that another soul searing and blood curdling incident of terrorism occurred in the restive province of Baluchistan. Two dozens unidentified assailants, who were wearing clothes that resembled FC uniform, picked out 16 people…

Money laundering investigation

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2019

While giving briefing to journalists after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Federal Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry disclosed that Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has been authorized to investigate money laundering related charges. Up till now the matter was within the purview of Federal Investigation Agency which also conducted crackdown to curb money laundering through Hundi…

Peshawar anti-terrorist operation

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2019

An intelligence based joint anti-terrorist operation was conducted by Peshawar Police and personnel of Special Service Group of Army in Phase-7 of posh Hayatabad Township. It lasted for 17 hours in a densely populated street. In the gun battle between the terrorists and security forces a police Assistant Sub-Inspector Qamar Alam was martyred and five…

Letters to Editor

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…

TF and Pakistan’s economic quagmire

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Financial Action Task Force is a global body which aims at combating money laundering and terrorists financing. FATF grey list comprises of the countries which lacks in implementing strategic policies against terrorist financing. Pakistan was also grey listed from 2012 to 2015. But later due to efforts and policies, Pakistan was removed from the grey…