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Military committed to defend motherland with nation’s support: COAS

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the armed forces of the country are committed to defend the motherland with the nation’s support. He said this while addressing participants of the National Security and War Course at the National Defence University (NDU) in Islamabad on Tuesday, the…

NAB Deputy Chairman Hussain Asghar to be appointed chairperson of anti-corruption commission

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to appoint National Accountability Bearue (NAB) Deputy Chairman Hussain Asghar as chairperson of the ‘Commission of Inquiry’, special assistant to the premier on accountability Mirza Shehzad Akbar confirmed. Asghar will be mandated to include his choice of members in the high power commission constituted…

NA session adjourned for 20 mins as treasury creates ruckus

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri adjourned on Tuesday the National Assembly sitting for 20 minutes after members of treasury created chaos on the floor once again. The MNAs continued to protest and make noise as Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif tried to speak. This is the…

MoU signed for extradition of Ishaq Dar to Pakistan: Shahzad Akbar

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (PM) on Accountability, Shahzad Akbar, on Tuesday revealed that memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed for the arrest of former finance minister Ishaq Dar. He added that Dar will be extradited to Pakistan as soon as the legal procedure in the regard is completed. The National…

Pakistan signs $918m loan agreement with World Bank

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The World Bank and Pakistan on Tuesday signed three loan agreements providing capital for development across various sectors as part of the government’s plan to steer the nation out of the economic crisis. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Sheikh oversaw the signing ceremony that granted a total of…

Govt files complaint against BBC over ‘defamatory and malicious’ story

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday lodged complaint against BBC with UK government over publishing ‘defamatory and malicious’ news story against Pakistani security forces. The complaint was filed by Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage. It stated that BBC Urdu published a story which “not only presents a fabricated theme but it…

Global

China earthquake kills 13, injures 199

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

BEIJING (AFP): The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 13 dead and 199 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. More than 8,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures were damaged or collapsed after the quake struck late Monday near Yibin, in…

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Iran says CIA spy network dismantled as regional tensions ratchet up

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

TEHRAN (AFP): Iran said Tuesday it had dismantled a US spy network, after Washington announced it would deploy 1,000 more troops to the Middle East and as key powers expressed concerns about regional tensions. Tehran’s announcement came a day after it said its uranium stockpile will on June 27 surpass a limit agreed in the…

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Erdogan condemns inaction before Morsi’s death

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s president on Tuesday condemned the “Western world and humanity” for looking on as former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died after being toppled and tortured in prison. Speaking at a rally in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan lamented the death of Egypt’s first democratically-elected leader, who died Monday during a court appearance. Expressing his…

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Trump to hold ‘extended meeting’ with China’s Xi

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will hold a sit-down with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week amid an ongoing trade dispute between the world’s top two economies. “We will be having an extended meeting next week at the G-20 in Japan,” Trump said on Twitter. “Our respective teams will begin talks…

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Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

HONG KONG (Reuters): Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signaled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. In a closely watched press conference, Lam apologized for the turmoil but refused…

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Pentagon announces $250M in military aid for Ukraine

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (AA): The Pentagon announced Tuesday it would send $250 million in military aid for equipment and training of Ukraine’s armed forces. The new funds will bring total military aid given to Ukraine to $1.5 billion since 2014, and will provide its naval forces with training. The aid will also increase the capabilities of Ukraine’s…

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Pakistan

DG ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed calls on PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday. Matters related to security were discussed in the meeting held at the Prime Minister’s office. The Pak Army, recently, announced a number of high-level appointments and transfers, notably the appointment of Lt General Faiz Hameed…

President Alvi confers Nishan-i-Imtiaz upon Chinese commander

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz upon General Han Weiguo Commander of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Ground Force of China, in a special investiture ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by his office, the president in a meeting after the ceremony congratulated General Han Weiguo and reiterated…

PM Imran desires nation’s support during tough times: Dr Firdous

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMAB: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan here on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan desired the nation’s support during the tough times. Addressing a press conference following a federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad, Dr Firdous said that PM Imran was not using even the…

Opposition protests in KP assembly budget session

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Budget session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government is underway, Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra is presenting the budget for the fiscal year 2019-20. The budget session is being chaired by Speaker Mushtaque Ghani. Soon as the budget session of the assembly started, members of Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz…

NAB officials visit Landhi Jail to question Anwar Majeed, son

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials visited Malir Jail for fake accounts case investigation. A team of two officials of NAB Rawalpindi arrived in Malir Jail here and questioned Omni Group’s jailed chief Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed with regard to probe into fake accounts case, sources…

Sheedi Mela begins at Mangho Pir, Karachi’s crocodile shrine

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Historic Sheedi Meha has started at Mangho Pir shrine in Karachi, popular for its crocodile population. Hundreds of Pakistani Sheedis while chanting African language words sway barefoot to the rhythm of a language they no longer speak. For many Sheedis, the swampy crocodile shrine to Sufi saint Haji Syed Shaikh Sultan —…

Afghanistan

Business community urges issues to be settled in Chabahar Port

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): A number of investors from the southern province of Kandahar said the business community is facing with “numerous problem” in their commercial transactions in Iran’s Chabahar Port. They said that despite India, Afghanistan and Iran committed to facilitating investors and businessmen at the port, but they have not managed to deliver on…

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Taliban says US has accepted to withdraw all its troops

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Amid reports about a possible meeting between the US and the Taliban in Doha next week, a Taliban spokesman has said that “the United States has accepted to withdraw all its forces from Afghanistan”. Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for Taliban’s spokesman in Qatar, said in a tweet on Tuesday responded to a…

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50 people die daily in fight against terrorism in Afghanistan: Mohib

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): At least 50 people pay the ultimate sacrifice every day in the fight against terrorism, the National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib said on Tuesday. Speaking at an international security meeting in Russia, Mohib said that Afghanistan is a country at the frontlines in fighting against terrorism. He emphasized that counterterrorism efforts need…

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IEC allocates $30m for purchasing biometric devices

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday announced the allocation of $30 million for purchasing biometric identification devices ahead of the September presidential elections. The head of the IEC secretariate, Habib-Ur-Rahman Nang said the election commission has finalized $150 million as the budget for the elections and that it has been shared…

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Rival candidate accuses Ghani of ‘dictatorship’

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Presidential candidate Ibrahim Alokozai on Tuesday accused President Ashraf Ghani of “dictatorship, selfishness and egoism” in running the country’s affairs. He said the president is continuing appointments in the government institutions as routine which is in contravention the law and the political ethics. “He [President Ghani] is like a ‘dictator’ and a…

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Top US Commander, Afghan security officials visited Helmand

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

HELMAND (Ariana News): Afghan security leaders and Resolute Support Commander Gen. Scott Miller on Tuesday visited Helmand province where they hold a security meeting with local officials. Speaking at the event, Helmand provincial governor Mohammad Yasin Khan said that the Afghan forces have shifted from defensive to offensive and took ground back. The 215th Corps…

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Business

India slaps back at U.S. with tariffs, lobbing small but strategic strike ahead of G-20 summit

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): India lobbed a small but strategic strike in President Trump’s trade war, imposing retaliatory tariffs on 28 products and layering in another economic stressor just days before leaders from both nations meet at the Group of 20 summit. The penalties run as high as 70 percent, affecting agricultural goods such as…

KP budget of Rs0.9tr presented for 2019-20, Rs0.103tr set for merged areas’ development

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra on Tuesday presented the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2019-20, with a total outlay of Rs0.9 trillion. KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said of the KP budget’s total outlay, Rs0.103 trillion was allocated for the development of the merged areas of the erstwhile…

LPG dealers demand anti-dumping duty on imported LPG

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan LPG Marketers Association has urged the government to impose anti-dumping duty on LPG Imported through Taftan to protect LPG produced locally. While addressing a meeting of Pakistan LPG Marketers Association, Farooq Iftikhar said that local LPG industry must be protected through imposition of anti-dumping duty on out-of-control imports of LPG through…

KP businessmen demand to revise Axle load regime

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Businessmen of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have rejected the Axle load regime, implemented by National Highways Authority, what they called it as against their interest and investors, asked to review the decision for smooth functioning of the industries in the country. Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) president Faiz Muhammad Faizi while addressing…

PTCL, LMKT-operates NIC makes its mark at Pakistan Startup Cup

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and LMKT, a leading Pakistan-based technology services company, is pleased to announce that National Incubation Center Peshawar startups secured first and third positions in the Pakistan Startup Cup 2018-19, which is the nation’s biggest and most noteworthy startup competition. This is a major milestone for the LMKT-…

Oil prices down as output, stocks remain high in US

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Crude oil prices were down to kick off the new week on Monday as crude oil inventories and near record high levels of output in the United States continue to keep downward pressure on prices. International benchmark Brent crude traded at $61.91 per barrel at 0705GMT with a 0.51% decline after it…

Sports

Morgan sets new sixes record as England thrash Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

MANCHESTER (AFP): England captain Eoin Morgan set a new world record of 17 sixes in an individual one-day international innings as the World Cup hosts thrashed Afghanistan by 150 runs on Tuesday. Victory at Old Trafford saw favourites England go ahead of holders Australia to sit top of the World Cup group table on net…

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PCB chairman telephones Sarfaraz

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani has phoned Sarfaraz Ahmed, captain of Pakistan cricket team on Tuesday and directed him to focus on the remaining four matches, Pakistan have to play in the World Cup 2019. He said some good words of encouragement to the skipper and assured him that the…

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Ex-UEFA chief Platini arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a criminal investigation into the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The French football legend elected to lead European football’s governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police investigating the awarding of the 2022 World…

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South Africa confident ahead of New Zealand ‘quarter-final’: De Kock

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

BIRMINGHAM (Agencies): South Africa’s World Cup meeting with New Zealand on Wednesday will assume the importance of a “quarter-final” as they look to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the latter stages of the competition, batsman Quinton de Kock said on Tuesday. South Africa lost their opening three games and had their match against…

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Pakistani boxer Waseem ready to face Tanzanian Chuwa on June 22

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s most successful professional pugilist and former World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem is all set to make his comeback on June 22 in Glasgow as he will take on Tanzania’s John Chuwa, while he believes it is going to be a year of transformation for him. The Quetta-born…

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Zaheer urges Sarfraz to lead from front

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

MANCHESTER (Monitoring Desk): Under fire from all quarters, Pakistan’s embattled captain Sarfraz Ahmed got a pleasant surprise on Tuesday. In the aftermath of Pakistan’s catastrophic World Cup defeat against arch-rivals India at Old Trafford on Sunday, Sarfraz and his team-mates have been at the centre of intense criticism. There are even calls for his head…

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Fashion & Movies

Sunny Deol reveals he didn’t speak to Shah Rukh Khan for 16 years

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sunny Deol has revealed the reason behind not talking to Indian famed actor Shah Rukh Khan for 16 years after doing work together in blockbuster ‘Darr’. Deol said, “I was doing a scene in the film where Shah Rukh stabs me. I had a heated discussion with Yash Chopra regarding…

‘GOT’ star Lena Headey reveals how she really felt about Cersei’s death

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Anyone who dipped into the Game of Thrones hashtag on Twitter during the final season — or read some of the reviews — will know that not everyone liked it. Quite a few people really didn’t like it, in fact. This historic church held a life-saving secret underneath it — What’s in…

College student Suman Rao crowned Miss India 2019

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The winner of Miss India 2019 has finally been selected following weeks of criticism surrounding the pageant over lookalike contestants. SumanRao, a 20-year-old college student from Rajasthan, took the title during the grand finale in Mumbai on Saturday. Rao will now move on to represent her country at Miss World 2019 in…

Italian singer, director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME:  Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a statement, his foundation said he died in Rome on Saturday. “Ciao Maestro,” said the announcement. Often appreciated more by the public than critics, Zeffirelli was the last of a…

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan likely to be seen together in Hindi remake of Forrest Gump

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After Karan Johar’s period drama, Takht and Homi Adajania’s Angrezi Medium, Kareena Kapoor Khan has given her nod to another big project and it’s one of the most awaited projects already. Thanks to the incredible popularity and credibility of its leading man, superstar Aamir Khan. Yes, after 3 Idiots (2009) and Talaash…

Nora Fatehi turns cute street vendor in Bangkok

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Nora Fatehi made waves with her amazing performance in the song Dilbar in the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate. The actress was most recently seen on the big screen in Bharat. She had a special appearance in the film. Currently, Nora is having a gala time in Bangkok. One of the actress’s fan…

Science & Technology

Forensics firm claims it can break into any phone including iPhone

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Apple makes it a point with every product announcement to stress security and privacy features. That exact thing happened just a few weeks ago at Apple’s annual developer event, where the company unveiled several new privacy-centric features that other companies might not be able to replicate (because, you know, Android). But iPhone…

AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold orders

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON:AT&T has cancelled early orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Tom’s Guide first reported the cancellation, noting that AT&T said the Galaxy Fold would be available again to order as soon as Samsung announces a new launch date. AT&T is offering $100 in credit to those whose orders it has cancelled. The Samsung…

India to launch second moon mission next month

By The Frontier Post | June 13, 2019

NEW DELHI (AA): India will be launching its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, on July 15, head of the country’s space agency said on Wednesday. In a news conference reported by news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), K Sivan, the chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Chandrayaan-2, weighing 3.8 tons, will carry 13…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to be launched in August

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Though Samsung is still struggling for the launch of its most innovative Galaxy Fold smartphone yet it didn’t stop tech geeks for guessing launch date of the next Galaxy Note. We knew that Galaxy Note 10 is launching in August but we had no idea what exactly would be the launch date…

Three to launch 5G service in August

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Three will launch its first 5G network this August in London, before extending it to 25 other UK towns and cities before the end of the year. The telecoms company will kick off with a home broadband service in the capital but is also launching mobile services. It follows BT’s EE and…

China calls in foreign tech firms after Huawei sales ban

By The Frontier Post | June 10, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters): China summoned global technology companies for talks last week following last month’s U.S. ban on selling technology to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The blacklisting of Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecoms network equipment, bars U.S. companies from supplying it with…

Health

Iowa lawmakers passes abortion ban in US

By The Frontier Post | May 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States on Wednesday, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant. The Senate voted 29-17 to pass the House of Representatives-approved bill, according to the legislature’s online voting…

Smoking increases risk of atrial fibrillation

By The Frontier Post | May 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Smoking and alcohol consumption increases the lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, that can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure, and other complications, a new study says. The results, published in the journal The BMJ, showed that among individuals aged 55 years or older, the…

90% world population breathing polluted air: WHO

By The Frontier Post | May 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk GENEVA: More than 90 percent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million deaths annually. Fresh data from the UN health body showed that every corner of the globe is dealing with air pollution, although the…

Baking soda can be helpful in combating rheumatoid arthritis

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Drinking baking soda daily may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, say scientists. While the immune system normally protects us from disease and infection, in someone who has an autoimmune disease the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistake. Drinking baking soda, or sodium…

Researchers identify 44 genetic risk factors of depression

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: International scientists have identified 44 genetic variants that can increase the risk of developing major depression and found that all humans carry at least some of them. The new findings could help explain why not everyone treated with antidepressants sees their condition improve, the scientists said, and could also point the way…

Zimbabwe govt to issue cannabis licenses to growers

By The Frontier Post | April 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk HARARE: Zimbabweans can now apply for licenses to grow cannabis for medical and research purposes, the government has said in a legal notice, making the southern African nation the second country in Africa to legalize the cultivation of the plant. Lesotho last year announced the continent’s first license to grow cannabis legally. Until…

Travel

From Amsterdam to Venice, the impact of too many tourists sparks outrage and action

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk Overtourism is being blamed for everything from climbers dying on Mount Everest to cruise ships going aground in Venice. Popular tourist sites are considering a host of responses from implementing fees, caps on visitors or timed ticketing. Tourists and travel advisors should also consider places off the beaten path, experts say. Several recent…

Scenic Kumrat valley awaits million tourists this season

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Scenic Kumrat valley famously known as fairy land awaiting million tourists this season. There are a lot of places, luxurious in beauty in Pakistan, which really needed to be explored and Kumrat Valley, a paradise on earth, is one of them which is one of the most beautiful valley. Probably, it is…

First-ever coffee museum opens in Turkey to promote Anatolian coffee culture

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARABUK: Turkey’s first-ever coffee museum opened with the collaboration of three coffee masters to keep the 500-year-old coffee culture of Anatolia alive in northern Turkey’s Karabük province, in the western Black Sea Region. Naim Koca and Atilla Narin, authors of the book “The Lost Coffees of Anatolia,” established the “Turkey Coffee Museum” along…

Dominican Republic: FBI investigating why some U.S. tourists have died mysteriously

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk Dominican Republic: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is a popular vacation spot among American tourists. Federal investigators are now probing why a spate of people have died suddenly over the past year while visiting the island country. The FBI is now helping local authorities in the Dominican Republic examine the mysterious deaths…

Oman’s tourism rates soar as expat numbers plummet

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The number of foreign tourists visiting Oman in April rose by more than a third compared with the same time last year, according to figures issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI). There were 330,685 foreign visitors to Oman in April 2019 – 84,452 more than the same month…

Provision of facilities to visiting tourists directed

By The Frontier Post | June 11, 2019

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja FarooqHaider Khan Monday directed all the district administrations and tourism department to ensure provision of all basic facilities for the tourists during this tourism season. Addressing a high level meeting held, he directed all concerned heads of the departments to provide timely information…

Articles

Saffron India’s Kashmir Policy: Deceit and Tyranny

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Iqbal Khan After its massive victory in 2019 election, the BharatiyaJanata Party (PJP) plans to further trivialize and marginalize Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) on its own strength, and it is expected to be an operation with no holds barred. Kashmir’s increasing violence was the backdrop for India’s recent elections, which saw Prime Minister NarendraModi returned…

Azerbaijan and Pakistan: Historical relations and perspectives

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Ayaz Haider Bangash Having located most of its area in Asian Continent makes Azerbaijan as a half-brother of Pakistan by region. Owing to linkage of border with the neighboring states of Pakistan, aroma of delicious food and culture can also be experienced in Pakistan. Cherry on top, majority of people in both countries practices the…

Islamophobia will not solve Europe or Asia’s problems

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Ibrahim Kalin On June 5, during a rare trip abroad, Aung San SuuKyi, state counsellor of Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, visited Hungary and met Prime Minister Viktor Orban. After the meeting, the Hungarian government released an official statement, saying: “The two leaders highlighted that one of the greatest challenges at present for both…

Who stands to gain from tanker attacks in Gulf?

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq The origins of the attacks in the Gulf of Oman remain a mystery, but the message behind the attack is as clear as day. As if global market jitters were not bad enough already, someone decided to attack two more oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this morning, sending the price of…

Importance of constitutional literacy for a progressive society

By The Frontier Post | June 15, 2019

Asmat Shah Garwaki Recently, news circulated on print and electronic media that the most backward district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Torghar district has topped the District Performance Scorecard for the third time in a row for having best educational facilities at government schools and attendance ratio is also more than satisfactory. For making a progressive society,…

‘Daish in Afghanistan- New wave of instability for the region’

By The Frontier Post | June 14, 2019

Shehla Naz Having emerged as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Daesh grew to become ‘the most powerful and notorious terror group in the world’ in short span. Baghdadi’s main ambition was to create a caliphate based on Islamic Laws, stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. In August 2013, Daesh displayed a map…

Editorial

Polio vaccination

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Pakistan has not become a polio virus free country so far despite the persistent and hectic efforts of the federal and provincial governments. There are instances of chronic and stubborn refusals on the part of parents in certain districts of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa to administer polio to their children below the age of five years. Earlier…

Industrial zones’ publicity

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed the high-ups of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KPZDMC) to accord upbeat publicity to Hattar, Draband Special Economic Zone and Mahamand Marble City. The creation of this company was the brain child of former PTI Chief Minister for which an efficient public sector organisation, Sarhad Development Authority…

Streamlining healthcare

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has finalised a plan of setting up Intensive Care Units for the treatment new born babies in category-A and B hospitals. The plan if approved will cost Rs. 2 billion and funds to the tune of Rs. 10 million will be released in the next fiscal year. At present no such facility…

Vague policy on Afghan nationals

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

The deadline for the stay of registered Afghan refugees expires on 30th June and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has asked the federal government that further extension in their stay should not be granted. There are genuine reasons for this tough stance if the frontline lines status of the province and periodicity of terrorist attacks on its…

Raising retirement age limit

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa cabinet has approved amendments in the Civil Servants Act 1973 to raise the limit of retirement on superannuation from 60 years to 63 years. Necessary legislation by the provincial legislature will be required for the implementation of this decision. The financial stringency compelled the provincial government to take this decision for which federal…

Another power tariff hike

By The Frontier Post | June 16, 2019

Federal budget for the next fiscal year is under discussion in the National Assembly and finance bill is yet to be tabled but National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has allowed the Power Distribution Companies a uniform increase of Rs.150 in electricity tariff. It is one of the tough conditions included in the staff level International…

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…