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PM Imran telephones Modi to congratulate him on poll victory

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday telephoned his newly elected Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to congratulate him on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) electoral victory in the Indian election, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP increased its majority in India’s election with its…

Chinese vice president arrives in Islamabad on 3-day visit

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Vice President of China Wang Qishan arrived in Islamabad this afternoon (Sunday) on a three-day official visit to Pakistan. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and othe high officials received him at Noor Khan Airbase. During the visit, the Chinese Vice President will call on President Arif Alvi and have a separate meeting…

Fawad launches Hijri Calendar, says Eid to be celebrated on June 5

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry launched the country’s first moonsighting website and Hijri Calendar, and announced that based on the lunar observations Eid will be celebrated on June 5. The minister said that he has sent the five-year Hijri Calendar to the Islamic Ideology Council, adding that the calendar will…

Three killed, five soldiers injured in PTM, security forces clash at North Waziristan: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report MIRANSHAH: Three people lost their lives and ten injured in a clash between security forces and Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) workers on Sunday in North Waziristan’s Miranshah district, confirmed ISPR. The Pakistan army’s media wing said that a group led by MNA Mohsin Javed and MNA Ali Wazir assaulted Kharqamar check post at…

Youm-e-Ali: Pillion riding banned in Lahore for two days, Karachi tightens security

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Punjab government on Sunday issued a notification imposing a ban on pillion riding in Lahore for two days on Sunday and Monday (May 26 and May 27) on the occasion of Youm-e-Ali. According to a notification, issued on the request of Deputy Commissioner Lahore, the provincial government has imposed the ban…

Ready to have talks with new Indian govt: FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that Pakistan is ready to have talks with the new Indian government. The Foreign minister’s statement came two days after Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi was voted back into power. FM Qureshi said for outstanding issues the two neighbouring countries will have to…

Global

China digs in for protracted trade fight with US

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

BEIJING (AFP): China is digging in for a tough period of deteriorating ties with the United States, fanning the flames of patriotism with Korean War films, a viral song on the trade war, and editorials lambasting Washington. The trade spat has turned into a war of words since President Donald Trump blacklisted Huawei last week…

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Aide to winning BJP candidate Smriti Irani shot dead

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

MUMBAI (Reuters): An aide to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Smriti Irani, who recently defeated Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi for a seat in parliament, was shot dead overnight, police said on Sunday. Surendra Singh was an aide to Irani, a former television actress and dogged minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet. In one…

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Iran’s president says country could hold vote over nuke deal

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) : Iran’s president has suggested the Islamic Republic could hold a referendum over the country’s nuclear program amid the unraveling deal with world powers and heightened tensions with the United States, Iranian media reported Sunday. According to the official IRNA news agency, President Hassan Rouhani, who was last week publicly chastised by…

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Trump and Abe tee off amid US-Japan trade tensions

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

MOBARA, Japan (AP): Golf never seems to be far behind whenever President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe get together. So on Sunday, during a four-day state visit to Japan, the president jumped aboard the Marine One helicopter in Tokyo and flew south to the Mobara Country Club for a steamy morning round…

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters): Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy. Polls opened at 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) in the east of the bloc and will finally close at…

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Six killed in Mexican navy helicopter crash

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AFP): Six people, including five members of the Mexican Navy, died when their helicopter crashed during operations to put out forest fires, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday. The crash occurred in a remote, hilly area of the north-central state of Queretaro on Friday. The MI-17 helicopter, which took off from Valle Verde in…

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Pakistan

President confers Nishan-e-Pakistan on Chinese Vice President

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred Nishan-e-Pakistan award to visiting Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan in recognition of his services in promoting Pak China relations at an impressive ceremony held at President House on Sunday. Nishan-e-Pakistan is the highest civil award that is granted for the highest degree of service to the country…

PM Imran will ruin economy if given more time: Hamza Shahbaz

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz on Sunday said that Imran Khan Niazi is the most ineligible prime minister and he would ruin the country’s economy if given more time. Talking to media in Lahore on Sunday, he said that today every Pakistani is asking where Naya Pakistan is, adding…

Pakistan has every right to develop own missiles: Ryabkov

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Russia says Pakistan has every right to develop its own missile programme provided it complies with relevant international obligations. This was stated by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov in an interview with Sputnik, commenting on Islamabad’s latest missile launch. Ryabkov said countries that develop their missile programs should act in accordance…

HIV is not a death punishment, it can be treated: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report LARKANA: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said that HIV is not a death punishment and that it can be treated. Taking to Twitter, Bilawal posted, “HIV is not a death sentence. The conflation of HIV and AIDS is fueling stigmatization of the most vulnerable people in Pakistan. This…

IHC moved to ban PTM

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE : A petition has been filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against PTM for speaking against national institutes including Pakistan Army. Justice Amir Farooq would hear the case on Monday. The application was filed by Colonel (r) Javed Iqbal. The applicant asked the court to put social media accounts of PTM leaders…

People who fled the country now delivering lectures: Awan

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Adviser for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday criticized former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif and former finance minister Ishaq Dar. In her tweet, Awan said, “Shahbaz Sharif’s chamber is empty and you are being searched here.” “The people who fled the country are now delivering the lectures…

Afghanistan

UN reports Ill-treatment of detainees by Taliban

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in a statement expresses grave concern about credible accounts of Taliban subjecting detainees to ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture, as well as serious allegations that some detainees were killed.  Reports also indicate that detainees were held in poor conditions and made to do…

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Security forces mistakenly kill six civilians in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

KABUL (AP): An Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province mistakenly killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, provincial officials said on Saturday. Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said 10 insurgents were also killed in the Friday night attack in Sherzad district. The civilians’ vehicle was…

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Kabul citizens complain about hike of prices as U.S. dollar rises

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

KABUL (The Kabul Time): A number of Kabul citizens expressed concern over the rise in the price of food-items, after U.S. dollar rate recently skyrocketed against the local currency. They said they can’t buy their needed items, while some households have to buy gifts and sweets for the houses of their brides, as well. “U.S.…

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MPs make no progress to end rift on house speaker

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The disagreements between two groups of MPs over the election of the speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, are still evident eight days after they attended controversial voting on May 18. The MPs voted for two candidates – Mir Rahman Rahmani, an MP from Parwan, and Kamal Nasir…

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Special Forces commander warns Taliban to stop war

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Lieutenant General Mohammad Fareed Ahmadi who took charge the command of Afghan Special Operations Forces warned the Taliban to stop fighting and have mercy on their families. “Together we will change the trend of war to peace in support of the Afghan people,” he said. “I’m warning the Taliban fighters. Do not…

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43 people arrested for celebratory firing in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): At least 43 people were arrested by police on Friday for celebratory firing after a historic victory of Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team against Pakistan in a warm-up one-day international (ODI) match ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Celebratory firing is common across the country in certain events, especially when a national…

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Business

SBP issues notification related to assets declaration scheme

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan issued a notification on Sunday related to the assets declaration scheme, according to which repatriation of foreign assets can be done through conversion of 10 currencies into Pakistani rupee. The notification said that a taxpayer should declare the value of their assets outside Pakistan on the Federal Board of…

Gold prices pull back as World equities rebound

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Gold prices are modestly down in early-morning U.S. trading Friday, as global stock markets posted end-of-week rebounds from selling pressure seen Thursday. Gold and silver prices did see some safe-haven demand surface Thursday as investor and trader risk appetite shrunk. June gold futures were last down $2.40 an ounce at $1,283.10. July…

Facebook plans to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ currency in 2020

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year. It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020. The social media giant wants to start testing its crypto-currency, which has been referred to internally as GlobalCoin, by the…

Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters): China’s Huawei, hit by crippling US sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a quarter this year and faces the possibility that its smartphones will disappear from international markets, analysts said. Smartphone shipments at Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker by volume, could tumble between 4% and 24% in 2019…

WS set for modest gains at open

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): US stocks were set to open modestly higher on Friday after a sell-off, on cautious optimism after President Donald Trump predicted a swift end to the tariff war with China and a resolution to complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Trump said on Thursday that Huawei could be included in the US-China…

Zong 4G’s ‘A New Hope’ volunteers spread happiness at SKMCH

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s No.1 Data Network, Zong 4G’s ‘A New Hope’ Volunteers took the responsibility of spending a day with children, undergoing cancer treatment, at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore. Working towards giving back to the society that it operates in, Zong 4G is actively delivering and partaking in social causes. The…

Sports

Valencia beats Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

SEVILLE, Spain (AP): There was no lifting of a winner’s trophy this time for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star had to settle on receiving the runner-up plate from Spanish King Felipe VI after Valencia beat his side 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. The defeat ruined Barcelona’s chance to earn a second…

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Federer returns to play at French Open after 4-year absence

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

PARIS (AP): Roger Federer is in action on the opening day of the French Open. Returning to play at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, Federer opens against 73rd-ranked Lorenzo Sonego in the third match on Court Philippe Chatrier. Also Sunday, 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza faces 96th-ranked American Taylor Townsend in the first…

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Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first NBA final

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

TORONTO  (AFP): Kawhi Leonard finished with 27 points and a career high 17 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors advanced to their first NBA final with a 100-94 win over the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors won the series 4-2 as Saturday’s contest at Scotiabank Arena was a mirror image of game five, featuring a strong…

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Australia edge out England in World Cup warm-up

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2019

SOUTHAMPTON (Reuters): Defending champions Australia rode on Steve Smith’s century to beat England by 12 runs in a closely-fought World Cup warm-up match in Southampton on Saturday. Chasing a target of 298 to win, England were bowled out for 285 in the final over but the tournament hosts will be more concerned about injuries than…

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Boult strikes as New Zealand thrash India in World Cup warm-up

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

THE OVAL (Agencies): Trent Boult starred with the ball as New Zealand thrashed India in a World Cup warm-up match at the Oval on Saturday. The left-arm seamer exploited overcast conditions and a pitch with plenty of grass cover to finish with four for 33 as India were skittled out for just 179 in 39.2…

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PCB allows families to accompany players in World Cup

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday allowed players to take their families to the World Cup after their fourth match of the campaign against Australia (June 12). The PCB said that it revised its earlier decision to not allow families to accompany players after taking into consideration the policies adopted by…

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Fashion & Movies

Aishwarya Rai admits to working in Mani Ratnam’s next

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Both of them are now set to collaborate once again for a historical drama. Aishwarya didn’t sign any project post Fanney Khan and recently during an interview the actress accepted the fact that she is a part of Mani Ratnam’s next which has been in the news for a while now. Aishwarya…

Zoya Factor to be released in September now

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sonam Kapoor’s last release was Veere Di Wedding. And now after a long wait, Sonam and South star Dulquer Salmaan’s Zoya Factor is ready to hit the theatres. Earlier the film was supposed to release in June this year but now it has been postponed to September. The makers released the new…

Rihanna launches new fashion brand in Paris

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

PARIS (Reuters): Barbadian singer Rihanna has unveiled her new fashion brand with Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, a rare move by the French group to set up a label from scratch as it taps into soaring demand for celebrity collaborations in the luxury world. Fenty – after the “Umbrella” hitmaker’s full name, Robyn Rihanna Fenty –…

DiCaprio, Pitt want to team up again after Tarantino hit

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt said Wednesday they had to tap into distant memories of being Hollywood outsiders for their star turns in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, calling it a “love letter” to the industry’s dreamers. Speaking after their movie Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood was rapturously received at the Cannes…

‘De De Pyaar De’ earns Rs50 crore

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn’s latest release, De DePyaar De, which also stars RakulPreet Singh and Tabu has continued to perform well after an impressive start at the box-office. With the film receiving positive feedback from critics as well as the audience, it has managed to sail past the Rs. 50 croremark. The film has…

Hera Pheri 3 likely to go on floors by end of this year

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Fans can rejoice. Actor Suniel Shetty lets out that the Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal franchise, Hera Pheri, which also features him, will be back to tickle the audiences’ funny bone. Hera Pheri, which first released in 2000, is a cult comedy. The sequel to this much-loved film, Phir Hera Pheri, released…

Science & Technology

Moon landing: Apollo 10 commander’s unusual request revealed

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: As Earth grew ever smaller below his spacecraft, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford made an unusual request to mission control. The year was 1969, and his vessel was the first to be equipped with a color camera, which was beaming live images to an awestruck global audience. “I was feeling real high,”…

Facebook plans to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ currency in 2020

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year. It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020. The social media giant wants to start testing its crypto-currency, which has been referred to internally as GlobalCoin, by the…

Google’s duo launches video calls with up to 8 people

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Google’s Duo video call app today introduced group video calls for up to 8 people for iOS and Android users worldwide. At launch, Duo group video calls will not be available for Google Assistant smart displays, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Google’s Nest Hub has no camera, but devices…

Microsoft introduces AR-based Minecraft game

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: After a series of testing, Microsoft has officially revealed a beta version of one of the most influential survival games, Minecraft, in Augmented Reality (AR). Titled, Minecraft Earth, the game is free to play on iOS and Android. Gamers can explore the real world and go on adventures to find treasure chests…

Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC. ARM instructed employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown. ARM’s designs form the…

Google complying with EU order in shopping case

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters): Google is complying with an EU order to boost competition in online shopping, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday, brushing aside complaints from rivals demanding more regulatory action. Hit with a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine two years ago for unfairly promoting its own comparison shopping service, Google has since offered to allow competitors…

Health

Women can avoid fatal consequences by overcoming shyness, ignoring taboos

By The Frontier Post | April 29, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Whereas, breast cancer is the most prevalent disease among women worldwide, in Pakistan one out of eight women suffer from this life threatening disease. Devouring thousands of women annually, this killer disease can only be cured 100 % by early detection and by consulting the doctor right away. This was the crux…

Autism disorder are increasing in U.S. Children

By The Frontier Post | April 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk U.S. autism prevalence has grown, according to a federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention report, with about 1.7 percent of 8-year-olds affected in 11 states. The study, based on 2014 research, again identifies New Jersey with the highest incidence. One in 34 children in that state, or 3 percent, fall on what’s…

Researchers find out enzyme that could help fight aging

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk Although most of us accept aging as a natural part of life, it might not have to be. Researchers at UC Berkeley have now mapped out the structure of telomerase – an enzyme known to play a key role in aging and cancer – in more detail than ever before, and the breakthrough…

Forceful exercise can  develop Motor Neurone Disease

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Vigorous physical activity could heighten the risk of developing motor neurone disease also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a study said. According to researchers ALS is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no treatment. Genes account for a proportion of cases, but a role for environmental factors,…

Malaria increasing at alarming rate in Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | April 25, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: The health experts said that the Malaria is increasing in Balochista at an alarming rate and adding the 7,000 are being affected annually by the disease in the province. Dr Kamalan Gichki, the director of the Balochistan Malaria Control while speaking to the journalists on World Malaria Day, said that up to…

Fat waist with normal weight bigger health problem than obesity

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: People of “normal” weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines. How fat is distributed on a person’s frame determined disease risk as much as how much fat they had overall, according to an…

Travel

Sri Lanka tourism suffers after deadly terrorist attack

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: The deadly bombings that struck Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have led many foreign visitors to stay away from the island nation. The Lonely Planet travel guide named Sri Lanka as its top nation for travelers in 2019. The country is known for its beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, wildlife and parks. But…

Atif inspects tourists’ facilities at Kaghan, Naran

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Senior Minister Atif Khan Friday said that around 1.7 million tourists are expected to visit Kaghan only and likewise around 2.2 million tourists would visit the scenic swat. Provision of best possible facilities would be ensured to the tourists during a season. He said this during his visits to Mansehra, Kaghan and…

Game of Thrones prove to be a ‘game changer’ for Northern Ireland tourism

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk IRELAND: Its long-awaited finale has been and gone but Game of Thrones is still big business for Northern Ireland. It is estimated to have brought £251m into the economy since production began in 2010, according to the region’s film agency NI Screen. Over the same period, the organisation gave £15.95m in production funding…

‘Sheikh Badin’ historical site to be open for tourists on Eid

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

F.P. Report D I KHAN: ‘Sheikh Badin’ camp, a scenic mountainous station in the North of Dera Ismail Khan and west of Lakki Marwat districts a historical tourist place will be opened from first day of Eid-ul-Fitr for people to enjoy the scenic hill top view. An official of the camp Thursday informed that the…

Foreign tourists throng Chitral after relaxation of NOC condition

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

F.P. Report CHITRAL: After relaxation in the condition of No Objection Certificate (NOC), a large number of foreign tourists are visiting Chitral valley now who can be seen visiting in different bazaars. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government under its policy of promoting tourism has withdrawn the condition of NOC for foreign tourists visiting Pakistan after…

Special arrangements being made for facilitation, security of tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: The district administration Swat is making special arrangements for facilitation and security of expected tourists from across the country to the scenic valley during Eid ul Fitr holidays. Chairman District Development Advisory Committee (DDAC) Fazl Hakim Khan chairing a meeting of the district administration here said that comprehensive measures would be put…

Articles

The Bundestag’s BDS Ban: Betraying international law and democracy

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Hassan Imran By passing a resolution equating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel with anti-Semitism, Germany is letting its Nazi past lead to support for an apartheid regime. Last week the German Bundestag (Parliament) passed a resolution entitled ‘Resisting the BDS [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions] movement decisively – fighting anti-Semitism’, equating BDS with anti-Semitism…

Tokyo’s balancing act between China and US

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Da Zhigang US President Donald Trump will visit Japan as a state guest from May 25 to 28. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just visited the US in late April and Trump is scheduled to attend the G20 summit held in Osaka, a Japanese city, in June. It’s rare for leaders of Japan and the…

On line health library

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

The federal government has decided to introduce online health library for which suggestions and recommendations have been sought far from provincial governments. The library will serve as a database for keeping and sharing of all relevant information about the causes of diseases and the treatment provided for them. The introduction of online health library will…

Far-right to increase its vote in upcoming European elections

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Farid Hafez “The European election will be an earthquake,” said Steve Bannon, a former special adviser to US President Donald Trump. While some argue the fired architect of Trump’s campaign has become irrelevant and thus left the United States to find new friends elsewhere, others are not so sure about his presumed irrelevance. Bannon had…

Anti-Muslim racism is a problem in UK regardless of word used

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2019

Samayya Afzal The British government rejected a definition of Islamophobia formed by a cross party committee of MPs reportedly on the grounds that it risked the right to free expression. The UK government’s decision to reject a definition of Islamophobia, created through a consultative process led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims, is…

What Game of Thrones tells us about Western wars of liberation

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2019

Yakoob Ahmed This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones and the Avengers End Game. So finally the curtains fall on the Game of Thrones, and it feels after much anticipation and build-up that the show like the Golden Compass has managed to kill itself with a whimper. Prior to the final episode, fans complained…

Editorial

Ban on plastic bags production

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

After the legislation banning the production of un-dissolvable plastic bags, its manufacturing units have been shifted to tribal districts wherefrom it is supplied to the settled districts. According to local police, in the absence of a clear law they cannot take action against the sellers of plastic bags. As publicity campaign Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has…

Currency smuggling

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

A news report in leading Urdu daily states that depreciation of local currency at the unprecedented pace has given impetus to smuggling of foreign currency at Torkham on Pak Afghan border which include the US dollars, EU Euro, the UK Pound Sterling , Saudi Riyal, UAE Dirham and Kuwaiti Dinar. There is a perception that…

BJP victory

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2019

Bharatia Janta Party (BJP) led alliance grabbed 350 plus seats of lower house Lok Saba of India’s parliament and the hardliner Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term. This time the party has won 70 more seats of the lower house as compared with the elections of 2014.…

Action against non-filers

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2019

Addressing a press conference, Chairman federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi disclosed that a letter has been sent to Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to cancel the registration of companies that did not file tax returns. He lamented that 100000 companies are registered with the SECP but less than fifty percent file income…

Islamopohobia with no boundaries

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

The racist extremists vandalized a Mosque in north Scotland and spry-painted ant-Muslim comments on its walls. The crime took place at Elgin Islamic center and the local police described the incident as unacceptable. Unlike certain West European countries and Scandinavian states of Norway and Denmark, no legislation against the Muslim tradition of full face veil…

Youth loan programme

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2019

Federal cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday approved “Kamyab Jawan Programme” worth Rs. 100 billion. Initially each unemployed youth shall be provided a loan of Rs.1 million for setting up business and the loan ceiling shall be increased to Rs. 5 million. This recipe of political gimmick of presenting old wine in new bottle has…

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…