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Indian occupied forces launch search operation in Pulwama

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces launched cordon and search operations in different areas of Kulgam, Islamabad, Kupwara and Pulwama districts, today (Monday). The troops sealed all the entry and exit points and conducted house-to-house searches. The CASOs were jointly launched by personnel of Indian army, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation…

ECNEC approves revision in land acquisition cost of Dasu Hydropower Project

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Monday approved “Dasu Hydropower Project (stage 1) revision of cost for land acquisition and built up of property” after imposition of section 4 of Land acquisition Act of 1894 subject to opinion of the Law Ministry in this regard.  Adviser to the…

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Operational, service fee on mobile top-up cards withdrawn after SC order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F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Operational and service fees applicable to mobile top-up cards were withdrawn on the orders of the Supreme Court (SC).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…

Global

Iraq deports 33 ‘Daesh children’ to Russia

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk BAGHDAD: Iraq has handed over 33 Russian children of suspected Daesh militants to Russia, according to the country’s Foreign Ministry on Monday. The children born to Russian women were sent back to Russia last week in coordination with the Russian Embassy in Baghdad, ministry spokesman Ahmed Sahaf said in a statement. He said…

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Tehran expects Europe to make ‘concrete’ steps

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Tehran expects Europe to make “concrete” steps toward implementing the Iran nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Monday. “Iran expects European partners to make decisions and take practical, effective and responsible steps toward implementing the JCPOA,” Mousavi said, commenting on the joint statement released by France, Germany…

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‘All up’: Queen Elizabeth’s swans checked and counted

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Royal officials clad in scarlet outfits took to the River Thames in traditional boats on Monday for the annual “Swan Upping” ceremony, an 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Teams in old fashioned skiffs will row up a stretch of the river over the next five days…

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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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Pakistan

PML-N helpless in accepting media reports: Bukhari

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Information Syed Sumsam Ali Bukhari has said that the Pakistan Muslim Leagu-Nawaz (PML-N) is helpless in showing non-acceptance to adverse media reports. Speaking during a meeting held here on Monday, Sumsam Bukhari said that the PML-N spokesperson should set the record straight instead of publishing old pictures. Punjab Minister…

Provision of employment opportunities in tribal areas top priority: PM

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said that the people of the merged tribal areas had rendered huge sacrifices for the country and faced difficulties; therefore, the government had prioritized uplift of these areas with provision of job opportunities to the youth. The prime minister was chairing a meeting to review progress on…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Govt.’s coordination with security agencies, police lead to peace: CM

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Federal Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Federal Minister Azam Swati and Senator Shibli Faraz Monday jointly called on Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan at Pakhtunkhwa House Islamabad and discussed with him overall political situation in the country with special reference to security environ in the merged tribal districts of KP. The Chief Minister…

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…

Afghanistan

Special Forces destroy large IED, weapons caches

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk      HERAT CITY: The Afghan Special Forces destroyed large caches of weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices of Taliban in Ghazni and Herat province of Afghanistan. The informed military officials said Monday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Deh Yak district of Ghazni and destroyed a large IED and Weapons cache including…

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Families benefit from potable water in Baghlan

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

PUL-E-KHOMRI (Agencies): Twelve potable water wells was drilled and put into exploitation in Baghlan province. The wells have been dug by Global Institute in coordination of refugees and immigrates department in Baghlan Markazi and Doshi Districts of Pul-e-Khomri city of Afghanistan and tackled the problems of thousands of families. These wells are drilled at depth…

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Afghan radio station shuts down after threats by suspected Taliban

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday. The incident comes as the Taliban are discussing a peace deal with the United States that could see them re-joining…

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IEC: $149m approved as budget for elections

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has confirmed that a budget of $149 million has been approved for the upcoming presidential elections. The Independent Election Commission in a statement said the relevant authorities approved the budget three days ago. The statement further added that the government of Afghanistan will contribute $90…

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87 Taliban militants killed in Balkh, says 209th Shaheen Corps

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk BALKH: The Afghan security forces have killed 87 Taliban militants during the operations which they conducted in northern Balkh province in past one week. The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces conducted major offensives in Chemtal, Chahar Bolak, Balkh and Dawlatabad districts in past one week. The statement further…

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Afghan dies in Australian immigration center

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

SYDNEY (Agencies): A 23-year-old man who fled conflict in Afghanistan six years ago has died at an Australian immigration detention center. Refugee groups say the death highlights serious concerns about the indefinite detention of asylum seekers. Emergency services were called to the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation Center late Friday. An Afghan national could not be…

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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

Neymar returns to PSG training

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Neymar showed up for training at Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, according to French media reports, a week late and days after controversially claiming his best football memory was beating PSG when he played for Barcelona. A video posted on the website of leading sports daily L’Equipe showed the 27-year-old Brazilian — his hair…

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Mahrez stunner sends Algeria into final

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 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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Djokovic will not ease up: Becker

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Novak Djokovic has already established himself as one of the best ever to play the game but the Serb, who clinched his 16th Grand Slam at Wimbledon on Sunday, will not be satisfied until he is considered the greatest of all time, Boris Becker has said. World number one Djokovic outlasted Roger Federer…

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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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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

Antibacterial in toothpaste may combat severe lung disease: Study

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Researchers have found that a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF) when combined with a drug. The study, published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, found that when triclosan — a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing — is combined…

Dates- most favorite item in iftar carries numerous health benefits

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Following the start of holy month of Ramadan, the demand of Dates as being the most favorite item during ‘iftar’ have increased manifold in Peshawar and is being sold like a hot cake in city’s markets that carries significant health benefits for people. Despite use of spicy items like Samosas, Pakora, Kachhalo,…

Eating yogurt can be helpful in reducing inflammation

By The Frontier Post | May 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Can starting a meal with a single portion of yogurt help to reduce inflammation? According to a new study, the answer is “yes.” Its authors believe that yogurt might protect us from the harmful byproducts of gut bacteria. A new study investigates the anti-inflammatory powers of yogurt. Inflammation is a hot topic at…

Nestle to minimize quantity of sugar and salt in its products

By The Frontier Post | May 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk VEVEY: Nestle will make further cuts to the amount of sugar, salt and saturated fats in its products as it tries to improve the image of packaged foods in the eyes of health-conscious consumers, the Swiss group said. Nestle and its rivals are under pressure from a shift in consumer preferences toward healthier…

Research proves Survivors of Uterine cancer more vulnerable to cardiovascular problems

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Uterine cancer survivors are more likely to have cardiovascular problems, a recent study has suggested. Researchers at the Oxford University Press USA identified 3,621 endometrial cancer survivors using the Utah Population Database. Diagnosis data was available for women aged 18 and over diagnosed with this cancer between 1997 and 2012 in Utah.…

Pakistan has higher resistance against Polio than before, says WHO

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: A World Health Organization (WHO) team said on Monday that immunity of Pakistan’s population against Polio has increased a great deal since 2016. While addressing a seminar at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Poliomyelitis – the endgame strategy, WHO Team Leader Dr Raul Bonifacio said, “The number of cases has declined from 306 in 2014 to…

Travel

Northern Ireland tourism shaped by decades of change

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

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

Cuba revises down tourism target after US cruise ban

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2019

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

Rama lake, Dewsai plains attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2019

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

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…

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…