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Videogate: Judge Arshad Malik requests ‘foolproof security’

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A day before Judge Arshad Malik is set to appear before the Supreme Court in a case pertaining to the investigation of the controversial secretly taped video of him, the judge has requested the law ministry to provide him ‘foolproof security’. Citing life threats to his family and him, Malik pleaded the…

PM aide on accountability challenges Shehbaz to take him to court over The Mail news story

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Monday urged PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif not to back away from his “promise” of filing a case against Akbar over a news story published in The Mail, which accused the former chief minister of embezzling money from foreign funds. “You must…

Operational, service fee on mobile top-up cards withdrawn after SC order

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Operational and service fees applicable to mobile top-up cards were withdrawn on the orders of the Supreme Court (SC). Under the new rate calculation, customers will now have Rs88.89 credited to their balance. Previously the balance would come to Rs76.94 after activating a Rs100 card. Earlier in lieu of various fees and…

Naval Chief expresses satisfaction over performance of Bahria Foundation

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The meeting of Committee of administration of Bahria foundation held in Karachi on Monday. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi presided over the meeting. According to the Spokesman of Pakistan Navy, Naval chief was briefed of the on-going projects of Bahria Foundation. Future projects of Bahria Foundation including construction…

Abbasi dares govt to prove ‘corruption’ against Shehbaz in UK court

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif will file a defamation suit against a UK daily, The Daily Mail, in a London court. Addressing a presser here, he dared the government to bring evidence of…

Neelum valley: 22 swept away in flash flood

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: As many as 22 people, including two soldiers, have been swept away in flash flood in Neelum Valley. According to State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), the flash flood caused by torrential rain, has also destroyed several houses, shops and mosques. The locals have been directed to move to safe places. The communication…

Global

Death toll from floods, landslides rise to 67 in Nepal

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KATHMANDU: The death toll from floods and landslides caused by torrential rains in Nepal rose to 67, a police official said on Monday. At least 43 people were injured and 30 others missing as heavy monsoon rains over the last three days have triggered landslides and floods in the country’s central and eastern…

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Unwise to link trade with wartime issue: Seoul to Tokyo

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Linking bilateral economy with historical dispute is “very unwise”, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday in reaction to Japan’s restrictions on exports to Seoul. Moon warned that Japan “will suffer bigger damage in the end” if Tokyo continues with its unilateral trade restrictions, South Korean news Yonhap reported. On July…

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Zuma tells inquiry he’s victim of conspiracy

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

CAPE TOWN (Agencies): Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, has told an inquiry into corruption allegations that he has been the victim of a “character assassination” campaign by enemies seeking his removal from power. Zuma, who resigned last year following an internal battle at the ruling African National Congress (ANC), appeared before a…

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Trump presses attack on Democratic ‘squad’ congresswomen, wants apology

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his attacks against four first-year Democratic congresswomen on Monday after earlier telling them to “go back” to the “places from which they came” in a series of weekend tweets that Democrats and other critics called racist. Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress have had little public reaction to Trump’s…

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Renovated Ankara police HQ opens on coup anniversary

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s president on Monday attended the inauguration ceremony of the police headquarters building in the capital Ankara, previously destroyed by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) during the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. “As long as Turkey has its soldiers, police and intelligence, no one will attempt again to occupy the country,”…

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Trump seeks further asylum limits for Central Americans

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): President Donald Trump moved Monday to halt asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border in the latest effort to curtail immigration from Central America. The interim final rule to be published in the Federal Register Tuesday stipulates that migrants who pass through another country en route to the U.S. must apply for asylum in…

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Pakistan

Teachers despite ‘hurdles’ gathered in Quetta for sit-in

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail QUETTA: Thousands male, female teachers from every nook and corner of Balochistan gathered here on Monday at the provincial capital Quetta to protest for the acceptance of their demands. Amid sizzling heat the teaching staff carrying placards and banners gathered at Hockey chowk close to Chief Minister Balochistan house and chanted full throat…

20 kg explosive defused in Shabqadar

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Rifaqat Ullah Razarwal CHARSADDA: Police defused an improvised explosive device weighing around 20 kilograms in Khwajawas on Monday in barren marble factory. Concealed in the marble blocks, the explosive along with 50 safety fuses have been placed near in Khwajawas area, police said. They added that it was spotted by police and Bomb Disposal Unit…

Police utilizing all resources to improve investigation process

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Shah Faisal PESHAWAR: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Investigation Jehanzeb Khan has said that police force is utilizing all its resources during the investigation process with the aim to identify the real culprits and eliminate the crimes from the society SSP Investigation said this during an interview with The Frontier Post. SSP Jehanzeb Khan was…

Earthquake funds’ misappropriation

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

It is very pathetic that in the previous governments even the funds provided by the foreign donor agencies for the rehabilitation of earthquake victims were misappropriated and substantial amounts stashed away in foreign accounts. An investigative story of the British journalist David Rose in the Sunday issue of daily Mail states that former Chief Minister…

Faisal Vawda calls on Sanjrani, discusses no-trust motion in Senate

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water Resources, Faisal Vawda, called on Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday. The high-ups exchanged views on the no-trust motion from the opposition against the Senate chairman. Vawda has assured Sanjrani of full support by the federal government to his chairmanship in the Senate. Earlier on Sunday, Punjab Chief…

FBR issues tax notices to Maryam Nawaz, Nusrat Shehbaz

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday issued tax notices to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz and to wife of opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, Nusrat Shehbaz. Sources said Rs 12,57907 tax has been imposed on Maryam Nawaz while a total of Rs17,2659 tax has been imposed on Nusrat Shehbaz. The tax has…

Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan: official

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

KANDAHAR (AP): A roadside bomb in Afghanistan killed at least 11 people travelling in a truck in the southern Kandahar province, provincial officials said on Monday. Ahmad Sadeq Essa, a deputy army spokesman in Kandahar, said that around 35 other civilians were wounded in the explosion. Yousof Younosi, a provincial council member in Kandahar, said…

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Over 590 civilians killed in Afghanistan in three months

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): New figures by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) indicate that 596 civilians were killed and 1,892 others were wounded in clashes between government forces and the Taliban and other attacks by militants in Afghanistan since the beginning of the current solar year which coincides with March 21, 2019. The CEO of…

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Candidates criticize Ghani for premature electoral campaigns

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): A number of the presidential candidates say that President Ghani is trying to deceive the people using his early electoral campaigns. They further say that the President inaugurates the inaugurated projects in addition to his provincial visits with the purpose of the electoral campaign. “The Afghan people consider this as an early…

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US special forces soldier killed in Faryab

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): A decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat in Afghanistan, the US military officials said Sunday. James G. Ryan Sartor, 40, was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province, Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, spokesman for the US Army Special Operations Command said as quoted by AP. He joined…

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Abdullah stresses on transparent presidential election

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the country, warns that the repentance of the 2014 presidential election’s challenges in the upcoming election can be catastrophic. Abdullah says that the government official including heads of the defensive and security institutions should not interfere in the upcoming presidential election affairs. “They do not have the…

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Afghan returnees face economic difficulties: Report

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Afghan refugees who returned to Afghanistan between 2014 and 2017 tend to be worse off financially and face multiple economic difficulties compared to refugees who stayed in Pakistan, the World Bank and UNHCR in Afghanistan said in a new report released on Sunday. The report entitled “Living Conditions and Settlement Decisions of…

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Business

Asian markets in retreat as China growth slows further

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian markets slipped on Monday as data showed China’s economy growing at its weakest pace in nearly three decades, hit by the US trade war, while investors debate the depth of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut. The world’s number-two economy expanded 6.2% in April-June, the worst reading since the…

SBP releases third quarterly report on State of Economy for FY19

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: While Pakistan’s economy moved along the stabilization phase led by demand management policies, vulnerabilities in the external and fiscal sectors persisted during Jul-Mar FY19, according to the State Bank of Pakistan’s Third Quarterly Report on the State of Pakistan’s Economy released today. This implies that the current stabilization agenda needs to be…

Weekly inflation up 1.35 per cent

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on July 11, for the combined income group, witnessed an increase of 1.35 percent as compared to the previous week. The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the combined group was recorded at 263.13 points against 259.63 points registered in the…

‘Bilateral ties in aviation sector with UAE helpful’

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Bilateral relations regarding aviation sector between Pakistan and United Arab Emirates (UAE) help large number of expatriate Pakistanis who live in the emirates. This was said by Federal Minister for Aviation, GhulamSarwar Khan during a meeting with UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, HamadObaid Ibrahim Salim Al-Zaabi on Monday. On the occasion, matters of…

FFC wins best company of the year award by RCCI

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFCL) has won the highest category prestigious award “Best Company of The Year” by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) at 32nd RCCI International Achievement Awards – 2019 held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His Excellency Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohammad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, conferred the…

PTCL brings free educational series for kids

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) collaborates with MeraSabaq Learning Systems to bring a unique educational series for children called ‘Alif Say Yay’ on PTCL Smart TV and Smart TV App. The series covers multiple video tutorials especially created to enable early education of children. The content is hosted on PTCL’s Video-on-Demand section,…

Sports

No Pakistani included in World Cup 2019 team of the tournament

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): There were a few star performers in Pakistan’s disappointing World Cup 2019 campaign but neither of them delivered consistently in the tournament. And that fact was aptly illustrated in the ICC World Cup 2019 team which was announced by the International Cricket Council on Monday following Sunday’s pulsating finale featuring England and New…

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Awarding six overthrows in final over an ‘error’ by umpires, claims Taufel

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): England should have been awarded five runs instead of six in the final over of Sunday’s World Cup title clash against New Zealand after a throw from the deep struck Ben Stokes’ bat and ran away for a boundary, former umpire Simon Taufel has said. England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden…

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‘Allah was with us,’ England’s Adil Rashid told skipper Morgan

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): England’s leg-spinner Adil Rashid told captain Eoin Morgan that the Almighty was with the England cricket team in the final of the Cricket World Cup 2019 Lord’s on Sunday. After one of the closest-ever finishes and the greatest limited-overs matches in the history of cricket, England skipper Morgan was asked whether England team…

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2nd CAS Int’l Open Sailing C’ship announced

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

KARACHI (PPI): A Press Conference was held at Avari Towers, to announce the 2nd CAS International Open Sailing Championship- 2019. Air Commodore Sabih Wali-ur-Rehman, Officer Commanding Training Wing, PAF Base, Korangi Creek who is also President PAF Yacht Club presided the conference. A large number of media officials were present on this occasion. This event…

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Kiwis praise team but are unhappy with ICC ‘cruel’ rules

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Heartbroken New Zealanders expressed pride in the Black Caps’ fighting spirit after defeat to England in the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup final, but also bemusement at the obscure rules that cost them the match. The Black Caps lost even though scores were tied at the end of both regular play…

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Last-gasp Mahrez stunner sends Algeria into Nations Cup final

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

CAIRO (Agencies): Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez’s stunning free kick in stoppage time gave Algeria a 2-1 win over Nigeria in a tense Africa Cup of Nations semi-final played in a volatile atmosphere on Sunday. It was a goal from the moment it left Mahrez’s left foot as he stepped up and bent his shot into…

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Fashion & Movies

Akshay Kumar to do a cameo in Bhool Bhulaiya 2

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bhool Bhulaiya has to be the first of its kinds that put the horror-comedy genre on Bollywood map. Starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal and many more, the film still holds a strong position as one of the best made horror-comedies over the years. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film is a…

Akshay Kumar and SLB to collaborate for ‘Rowdy Rathore 2’

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: It was back in 2012 when Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali impressed the audience with Rowdy Rathore. After all these years, the duo is all set to return with the sequel of the film. Both SLB and Akshay have been wanting to make a sequel of the film for a long…

Kareena Kapoor and Irrfan Khan finish shooting for ‘Angrezi Medium’

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Irrfan and Radhika Madan have collaborated for the first time for Angrezi Medium. It is the sequel to 2017 hit film Hindi Medium that also had Irrfan as the lead. But in the sequel, Kareena and Radhika have been added to the cast. The last shooting schedule of the…

Taylor Swift named world’s highest paid entertainer

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Singer Taylor Swift was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Wednesday but was closely followed by two members of the wider Kardashian clan — reality star turned cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner and rapper Kanye West. The annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list also saw soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar…

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone to collaborate in ‘Satte Pe Satta’ remake

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika set to star in Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic movie remake ‘Satte Pe Satta’ Bollywood directors Rohit Shetty and Farah Khan are all set to collaborate for the remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic movie ‘Satte Pe Satta’. The remake will be directed by Farah Khan and produced by Rohit Shetty.…

Lady Gaga to introduce her own makeup line in September

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINTON: Pop star Lady Gaga has announced a line of beauty products exclusively for sale on Amazon (AMZN.O) in a boost to the online retailer’s cosmetics business. The brand, Haus Laboratories, will launch in September for shoppers in nearly a dozen countries, including the United States, Germany and Japan, Amazon said. The move…

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Science & Technology

India cancels Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon. The Chandrayaan-2 — or Moon Chariot 2 — India’s Moon mission is part of…

Facebook’s Libra currency under fire

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Facebook’s planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces skepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well. One theme — besides Brexit — dominated discussion among the movers and shakers from London’s financial technology or FinTech industry as gathered for their annual get-together: the…

Japan just landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: The life of an asteroid is lonely. The rocks spend eons drifting through the cold vacuum of space. But on Wednesday, the asteroid Ryugu welcomed a special visitor: Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe successfully landed on the asteroid’s surface at 21:06 ET (01:06 UTC on Thursday). The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched Hayabusa-2…

Microsoft updates the Windows 10 version 1903 Servicing Stack

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Microsoft released quality improvements to the Windows 10 version 1903 servicing stack, the component designed to allow users to receive and install Windows updates. Microsoft says that this critical servicing stack update “addresses an issue with a Secure Boot feature update that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode because of…

Sidewalk Labs will be good for Toronto

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: The Sidewalk Labs proposal has laid a gauntlet down for Toronto. Does the city want to reach its potential as a world leader and walk the smart-city talk or eventually wither in relative mediocrity? Let’s start by explaining what Sidewalk Labs is: it’s a developer and sister company of Google that was…

China to send rover to Mars in 2020 to hunt for signs of life

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has made clear its ambitions in space with the announcement that it has completed construction of its first Mars rover, with a mission pencilled in for launch sometime in 2020. The rover’s primary mission is to hunt for signs of life but the probe will also explore whether the planet can…

Health

Ebola death toll rises to 55

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2018

BENI, DR CONGO (AFP): The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has claimed 55 lives since the start of the month, the authorities said Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months. The health ministry´s latest bulletin said that the death toll had been increased following five new…

Another case of Congo virus reported

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Another case of Congo virus has surfaced in the city, taking the reported count of affected patients to nine this year. According to reports, 23-year-old Salman was taken to Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital after he showed symptoms of the Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF). So far in 2018, nine cases of Congo virus…

Family, friends can help quit smoking: Study

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A new study has suggested that family, friends and loved ones can play a crucial role to help quit smoking, if they go for a supportive approach. John Spangler, M.D., a professor of family medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina said that quitting smoking was difficult, and for some…

Healthy diet could lower risk of multiple sclerosis

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Eating a healthful diet that is rich in vegetables, fish, legumes, eggs, and poultry is tied to a lower risk of multiple sclerosis, a long-term disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve in the eyes. How can a healthful diet lower your risk of MS? This was the…

Gastro suffering patients on the rise in Multan

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report MULTAN: Virus causing chicken pox and AIDS has been confirmed in patients of Multan. According to details, patients under treatment in Nishtar Hospital, Multan, have been diagnosed with fatal diseases like AIDS and chicken pox. 15 years old Humaira has been diagnosed with chicken pox, while virus of AIDS has been revealed in…

PMA concerned over rise in Congo cases

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed its concern about the increasing cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever(CCHF) across Pakistan. These cases can go high as Eid-ul-Azha is almost around and people getting in contact with sacrificial animals will be at risk. PMA Secretary General Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad in his statement said while purchasing…

Travel

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…

Russians canceled 60% of hotel bookings in Georgia: officials

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk GEORGIA: According to the founder and head of the Georgian Hotel and Restaurant Federation Shalva Alaverdashvili, the ban on direct air communication between Russia and Georgia had a tangible effect on the republic’s Black Sea resorts, where 80% of hotel bookings were already cancelled by Russian tourists. “Sea resorts received the hardest blow:…

Sri Lanka to slash airline charges to help boost tourism

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government says it will decrease ground handling charges for airlines and slash aviation fuel and embarkation taxes to help the country’s vital tourism industry recover after the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said Tuesday that the government’s decision would lead to an increase…

Brexit: Tourism ‘needs a seamless Irish border’

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: The chief executive of the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance has said the sector needs a seamless border to ensure the free flow of visitors. Joanne Stuart said the industry had grown despite the lack of devolved government, but Brexit posed potential challenges. There is disagreement over how a so-called hard border can…

Bad news for Hong Kong tourism industry

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s tourism business may be headed for a rough patch following anti-extradition Bill protests that have rocked the city, industry leaders warned. Future prospects are bleak and Hong Kong may suffer further economic losses if the unrest continues, they said, adding that rational discussions are needed to resolve the controversy.…

Articles

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…

Strategic implications of the French burkini ban

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2019

Syed Tahseen Raza The poignantly disturbing image of armed policemen forcibly removing a piece of clothing called a burkini from a woman on a beach in France is a very sad reminder of the new state of an increasingly intolerant world. An act that could echo only with the moral police of the despised theocracies…

Remembering Kashmir Martyrs Day- July 13, 1931

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Jamil Chughtai The gory acts of state terrorism on Kashmiris are not something new in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The people of the valley have been subjected to atrocious state machinery since 1846 after sale of Kashmir by the British Raj to Dogra Raja Gulab Singh under Amritsar Treaty. Muslims of Kashmir have continued to be…

Pakistan Navy’s Initiative for Preserving Freedom of Seas

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

Sohail A. Azmie Security, generally, means a condition that makes an environment free from fear, threat and danger. In terms of international relations, more specifically, “security is taken to be about the pursuit of freedom from threat and the ability of states and societies to maintain their independent identity and their functional integrity against forces…

Editorial

Honey export potential

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

The continuous downturn in exports is one of the major worries of the present government. But the decision makers are indecisive how to tackle the chronic problem of sagging exports by exploiting the full potential of certain commodities in which Pakistan still enjoys a significant comparative advantage over its competitors despite the extremely unfavourable economic…

Reko Diq debacle

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Deputes (ICSID), in its ruling in Reko Diq case imposed a massive penalty of $5.976 billion on cash strapped Pakistan. The Prime Minister has been informed about this fiasco in International Arbitration of disputes that are being caused by shady deals of previous governments. The fine announced in…

Traders’ strike

By The Frontier Post | July 15, 2019

The traders observed countrywide strike against the government drive for the documentation of economy. In Karachi and Lahore the impact of the strike did not reflect complete shutter down as some markets were open. In Karachi majority of city markets were in shutter down and in Lahore large shopping centers remained closed. However, in the…

Doctors and paramedics strike

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2019

It is beyond the comprehension of the people as to why the government invites trouble after trouble. A large number of SST teachers gave a sit-in in front of Provincial Assembly and estranged PTI workers held a protest rally in front of Peshawar Press Club. Doctors, paramedics, nurses, lady health visitors and clerical staff of…

Shrinking trade deficit

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2019

Relatively strict imports curtailing measures have brought down the deficit in merchandise account of foreign trade by 15.3 percent. The overall current account deficit dropped to $31.8billion in the last fiscal year as compared with the deficit of $37.8 billion in FY 18. The imports showed a decrease of 10 percent in FY 19 to…

Curbing gas pilferage

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

The management of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited has claimed to have carried out a successful drive against gas pilferers all over the province in general and gas producing districts in particular. The raids and disconnections campaign is largely focused on domestic consumers and small business and industrial enterprises whereas the owners of medium and…

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…