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Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrested in LNG case

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been arrested in the LNG case, the National Accountability Court said on Thursday. Senior PML-N leader and former minister Ahsan Iqbal, who was with Abbasi, confirmed that the ex-PM was taken into custody by the anti-graft body from near Lahore Toll Plaza. The former premier…

Shehbaz questions accountability after Abbasi’s arrest by NAB

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif — flanked by party leaders Ayaz Sadiq, Ahsan Iqbal and Marriyum Aurangzeb — on Thursday addressed a press conference following the arrest of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Shehbaz, who himself is facing cases by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), condemned Abbasi’s arrest by the bureau a few…

Pakistan, Iran agree to expedite opening new border crossing points

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran have reaffirmed commitment to expedite opening new border crossing points with mutual understanding. The resolve to this effect was expressed at second session of Pakistan-Iran Higher Border Commission held in Islamabad on Thursday. The Pakistani delegation was led by Director General (Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, and…

Shehbaz family involved in money laundering of $26 million: Shahzad Akbar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Thursday said that PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif and his family has laundered money worth 26million dollars. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the PM’s assistant said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif in his presser didn’t clarify the allegations leveled…

NAB team returns empty-handed from Miftah Ismail’s house

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team has returned after conducting a raid at the residence of former minister of finance and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Miftah Ismail. The bureau’s team including female officers raided at Miftah’s residence in Karachi along with his arrest warrants issued by the Chairman NAB Justice (r)…

Sindh Nurses Alliance protesters, police clash in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Protesters from the Sindh Nurses Alliance clashed with police in the city on Thursday. Protesters were trying to reach the CM House from the Press Club when they were met with water cannons and baton charging by police. As a result of the clash, traffic from Shaheen Complex was diverted to M…

Global

US removes Turkey from F-35 programme after Russian missile deal

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system last week. The first parts of the S-400 air defence system were flown to the Murted military airbase…

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At least 12 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan police headquarter

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

KANDAHAR (AP): At least 12 people were killed and scores others wounded on Thursday when the Taliban attacked a police headquarters in the southern city of Kandahar, officials and the militants said. The assault comes amid a series of peace talks between Washington and the Taliban that both sides say are making progress, but which…

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U.S. imposes sanctions on four Iraqis over human rights and corruption

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States imposed sanctions on two Iraqi militia leaders and two former Iraqi provincial governors it accused of human rights abuses and corruption, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday. The sanctions target militia leaders Rayan al-Kildani and Waad Qado, and former governors Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan and Ahmed al-Jubouri, the Treasury said…

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33 dead in Japan studio fire, rescue ops continue

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

TOKYO (Reuters): As many as 33 people were killed and 36 injured due to an arson attack on an animation studio in Japan on Thursday, local media reported. A man set fire to the three-story building of the Kyoto Animation studio in a suspected arson attack, Kyodo news reported. Citing local police, the report said…

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Indonesia slams Israel, calls for boycott

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): Indonesia strongly condemned Israeli violations in Jerusalem and called for a boycott on Israeli goods, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Addressing an extraordinary ministerial meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir said Israel’s actions undermined the…

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Brexit: MPs vote to stop parliament suspension

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

LONDON (AA): U.K. lawmakers on Thursday passed an amendment that will prevent the future prime minister from suspending parliament and forcing through a no-deal Brexit. The cross-party amendment, submitted by Labour and Conservative MPs Hillary Benn and Alistair Burt, was voted through the House of Commons by 315 votes to 274, a majority of 41.…

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Pakistan

PM Imran to use private airline for US visit in austerity bid: Naeemul Haque

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In a bid to cut expenses, Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to travel the United States by private airline instead of using special aircraft. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs, Naeemul Haque took to twitter saying, “PM Imran Khan will fly to Washington by private airline.” Earlier on…

Video scandal: FIA raids house of Nasir Butt

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday raided at the house of Nasir Butt, who is the central character of the Judge video scandal. As per details, FIA raided at Nasir Butt’ s house located in Dhok Ratta area of Rawalpindi. Sources said Butt has fled to London after the footage of Judge…

Merit should be maintained for nomination of Civil Awards: President

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi says merit and transparency should be maintained at all levels of the nomination process of Pakistan Civil Awards. He was speaking during a presentation on Pakistan Civil Awards by Secretary Cabinet in Islamabad on Thursday. The Secretary Cabinet briefed the President on order of civil awards, eligibility of…

Govt committed to upgrade railways infrastructure: Khusro, Rasheed

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Government is committed to upgrade the railways infrastructure to improve its efficiency, freight services and provide quality traveling facilities to commuters. This was discussed during a meeting between Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makahdum Khusro Bakhtyar and Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed in Islamabad on Thursday. They said work…

Accountability has begun: Interior Minister Ijaz Shah

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Interior Minister Ijaz Shah said on Thursday, following the strong condemnation from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over the arrest of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, that the process of accountability has been started and everyone would suffer for his/her deeds. “The NAB is an independent and the government has no links with…

Govt to provide all possible facilities to Japanese investors: Hammad Azhar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Muhammad Hammad Azhar on Thursday said that the government would provide all possible facilities to Japanese investors. Talking to Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda, who called on him in Islamabad, Azhar highlighted that investing in human capital, protecting poor and the vulnerable, completing institutional and governance reforms were…

Afghanistan

Taliban’s plan to overrun Kabul failed: Mohib

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib on Thursday said the Taliban militants had plotted major attacks on the start of the current year to occupy Kabul, but the group failed to take over a single district in the country. While assessing the security situation in the northern province of Parwan on Thursday,…

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We want peace, not ‘external deals’ on our soil: Karzai

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Former president Hamid Karzai at a gathering in Kabul on Thursday said that Afghans want peace but not external deals on their soil between the US and other countries. “For people of Afghanistan peace means end of war, return to a peaceful life, life with dignity, a united nation, with stability and…

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Taliban says seventh round of talks with US not ended yet

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

KABUL (1TVNews): Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told 1TV on Thursday that the seventh round of talks with the United States had not ended yet. This come as US Department of State said on Tuesday that the latest round of talks with the Taliban had ended. “We just finished this seventh round of talks with the…

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President has duty to publish transitional justice report: Samar

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Former chairperson of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Simar Samar, on Thursday said that the publication of Transitional Justice Report (TJR) was supposed to be among the responsibilities of the incumbent president and his predecessor. She said that the responsibility of the human rights commission was to prepare a documented report from…

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Taliban say would accept ceasefire with foreign forces, but not Afghan side: Abdullah

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

KABUL (1TVNews): The Taliban are saying that they would accept ceasefire with foreign forces, but not the Afghan side, Afghan government’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Thursday. Addressing a conference on peace in Kabul, Abdullah said that the Taliban should not wait foreign forces out in the hope of reaching their goals through violent…

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At least 12 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan police headquarter

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

KANDAHAR (AP): At least 12 people were killed and scores others wounded on Thursday when the Taliban attacked a police headquarters in the southern city of Kandahar, officials and the militants said. The assault comes amid a series of peace talks between Washington and the Taliban that both sides say are making progress, but which…

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Business

Swatch profits hit after crackdown on grey market

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Swatch has reported falling sales and profits following a crackdown on unofficial sales of its watches, and political trouble in one of its most important markets, Hong Kong. The owner of the Omega and Longines brands said net income fell 11% to 415m Swiss francs (£340m; $420m) in the first half. Sales…

Amazon Marketplace to be investigated by the EU

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: EU anti-trust regulators have opened an investigation into Amazon after allegations that it misuses “sensitive data” from independent retailers who sell on the online giant’s website. Anti-trust commissioner MargretheVestager said she would take “a very close look” at its business practices. The European Commission said it would examine Amazon’s standard contracts with…

BoA profit beats as healthy economy fuels loan growth

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Bank of America Corp beat estimates for quarterly profit on Wednesday, as the loan book of the country’s second-largest lender benefited from a healthy economy. Consumer banking has held up for the big Wall Street banks that have reported second-quarter results this week, cushioning a blow from weakness in trading and…

Passenger car market narrows 3.1% in H1

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: The EU passenger car market narrowed 3.1% year-on-year in the first half of this year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reported Wednesday. The association said new passenger car registrations across the 28-member bloc totaled 8.2 million in the January-June period. “With the exception of Germany (up 0.5%), each of the big…

Interest rate hike to bring a new wave of inflation

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, MianZahidHussain on Wednesday said the country is in grip of uncertainty and fears after the annual budget which is taking a toll on the weak economy. The political situation is not calm, stock market and industries are worried and…

PC wins Environmental Excellence Award

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Cables won the 16th Environmental Excellence Award at the annual award ceremony organized by the National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH) in Karachi. The 16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards recognize initiatives taken by organizations for the conserving the environment and health. Mr. HasanIrfaan, Director Operations Supply Chain received the award…

Sports

Whole cricket system needs revamp: Rameez Raja

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Former skipper Rameez Raja wants the cricket system of the country to be revamped from the bottom in order to make a formidable national team for the future. Rameez while referring to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq who resigned on Wednesday, said he did some things right while some ended…

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Infantino rejects ‘colonialism’ criticism

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

CAIRO (Agencies): FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected comments that the global soccer body has taken a “colonialist” attitude towards African football and its governing organisation CAF (Confederation of African Football). FIFA last month took the unprecedented move of announcing it would jointly administer African football with CAF and would send it its Senegalese secretary…

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World Cup hero Bayliss to coach Hyderabad in IPL

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): England’s World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League next year, the team announced Thursday. The 56-year-old Australian will take over a team captained by Kane Williamson, who led the New Zealand team beaten by Bayliss’s England in the thrilling World Cup final last Sunday.…

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McIlroy makes nightmare start, Ireland’s Lowry takes Open lead

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

NORTHERN IRELAND (Agencies): Home favourite Rory McIlroy suffered a nightmare start, including an opening-hole quadruple bogey, while Ireland’s Shane Lowry took the clubhouse lead as the British Open returned to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951 on Thursday. Organisers the R&A are anticipating the second-biggest ever Open attendance, with 237,750 people expected to…

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Pak Kabaddi Federation to invite Iranian, Indian teams for matches

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) would invite Iranian and Indian teams for matches against the national side as part of its preparations for the South Asian Games to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal, from December 1 to 10. Talking to APP, Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) Secretary Rana Sarwar said “currently we have…

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Kenyan runner banned 8 years for second doping offence

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

NAIROBI (Agencies): Kenyan marathon runner Salome Biwott has been suspended for eight years after testing positive for a banned substance for the second time, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday. The 36-year-old runner tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid when competing in the Sao Paulo International marathon in June, the AIU said…

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Fashion & Movies

Makers announce postponement of Prabhas-Shraddha starrer Saaho

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: One of the most anticipated films, Prabhas and ShraddhaKapoor’sSaaho, is being talked about ever since it was announced. While the trailer and songs of the film have already received a lot of love from the audience, leaving them more excited for the film, fans might have to wait a little longer for…

Pooja Batra, Nawab Shah tie the knot

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Pooja, who is known for her roles in the nineties hits such as HaseenaMaanJaayegi, Nayak and Virasat, took to her Instagram stories, where she shared a photograph of her wedding with Nawab. The former Miss India International also shared a photograph and captioned it, “With friends like Family at the… Thank…

Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 remains steady at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur’s latest release Super 30 had a good first weekend at the box-office. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film revolves around the life of mathematician Anand Kumar. He is known to have taught several underprivileged students to crack the toughest entrance examination of the country. Hrithik immersed himself…

Tarun Arora to play a villain in Akshay Kumar’s Laxmi bomb

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar’s look from Laxmmi Bomb has gotten everyone excited and eager to watch the film. He’s seen in a unique get up on the poster of the film. Also, KiaraAdvani will be seen opposite the actor for the first time in a film. The latest news talks about the actor who…

BTS: Why Saudi Arabia wants high profile pop stars

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia isn’t traditionally a major stopoff on a global music tour, but big-name artists are increasingly going there. Mariah Carey set the fame bar high back in January. Since then Nicki Minaj said yes to a performance in Jeddah – but then changed her mind to support the rights of women…

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…

Science & Technology

Russian CEO denies FaceApp faces privacy concerns

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US consumer protection body, to “look into the…

Russia launches major new telescope into space

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn Saturday that kicked the spacecraft out of Earth’s orbit and on to its final…

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…

Health

Anti-polio drive concludes

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: With a view to stop virus transmission and stamp out polio from the region synchronized anti-polio campaign is successfully underway in 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, the three -day anti-polio drive was successfully kicked off on May 7, 2018 in selected…

Sunburn raises skin cancer risk

By The Frontier Post | May 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk Certain genes can determine which people are more at risk of getting sunburned, and possibly develop skin cancer as a result, scientists said Tuesday. In a trawl of the genetics of nearly 180,000 people of European ancestry in Britain, Australia, the Netherlands and United States, researchers found 20 sunburn genes. Eight of the…

Half of Pakistan population vulnerable of diabetes

By The Frontier Post | May 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE:  Half of population in Pakistan is at high risk of getting diabetes, say experts. Scientific survey has revealed alarming figures with 50 per cent of population found to be obese, which is a major cause of diabetes. “This real time research survey provides the most reliable data on prevalence of obesity in…

Congo fever: Death toll rises to three in Multan

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2018

F.P. Report MULTAN: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever, commonly referred to as Congo fever has claimed another life in Multan district of Punjab. The Congo fever had claimed two lives in Multan, earlier this month. According to media reports, six patients affected by the dangerous virus were brought to Nishter Hospital, one of them is dead and two others are under treatment. All patients carrying Congo virus…

Eating fruits and Vegetable will ensure better health

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Your parents’ advice to eat your vegetables has solid science behind it. Filling half your plate with non-starchy selections, as well as some fruit, provides a high volume of low-calorie food that can tame hunger as it delivers important nutrients. A study done at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine…

Smart phones, tablets screens to harm children health

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Technological innovations have made the entire world accessible with just one click. But as the accessibility of smart phones and tablets increases, children are increasingly been seen glued to these touch gadgets – something which doctors are worried about. Prolonged usage can cause adverse effects on the health of the children, say…

Travel

Italy rail group incorporates development of tourism into its industrial plan

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk ROME: The Polo of Tourism of the Italian State Railways System FS Group dedicated itself to the development of tourism in Italy, as disclosed to the press in Rome. A presentation took place at the Roma Tiburtina, a second major railway station in the city, in the presence of Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister…

Babuzai wildlife range attract tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Following construction of Swat Expressway and Sangao-Buner road, the importance of Katlang tehsil of Mardan for tourism has significantly enhanced where people are coming to watch Baizai Irrigation Channel’s waterfalls and different types of wildlife at Babuzai wildlife Range. People along with families and friends are coming in large number to watch…

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:…

Articles

The extent of Iran’s deep state within Iraq

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq Iraq has always played a defining role in the destiny of the Middle East, but its sovereignty is being threatened by its all-powerful neighbour and the US. With such a storied and fabled history, Iraq has long been viewed as a land that possesses inherent worth and value. Whether that value was utilised…

Winning Cup of Nations was matter of life and death for Egypt’s el-Sissi

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Mourad Teyeb The recent death, or murder, of Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi was not a surprise per se. It is how, when and where it occurred that shocked the public, including those inside Egypt. Whether Morsi’s death under those conditions was haphazard or minutely planned by the Egyptian regime, it seems to have happened…

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…

Editorial

Billion tree plantation’s next phase

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has asked for funds from the federal government to complete the second phase of billion tee plantation program. The total outlay for this phase of plantation has been estimated to be Rs. 27 billion. Half of the required funding shall be provided by the federal government as a part of “Green Pakistan”…

Monetary policy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2019

Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Raza Baqir announced the monetary policy for the next two months under which the interest has been raised by 100 basis points to 13.25 percent which is almost close the one that prevailed in the decade of 1980s. Interest rate has been increased for the 9th time during one year.…

Restrictive induction policy for doctors

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has claimed to have substantially increased allocations for health sector in the current year budget. But the restrictive induction policy for Trainee Medical Officers (TMOs) depicts different picture. This year 900 talented young doctors passed FCPS part-1 examination and they met the criteria for induction as TMOs to complete the mandatory training…

SBP quarterly report

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2019

The Central Bank has released the third quarterly report of the last fiscal year on the performance of the economy in which the factors responsible for de-accelerated economic growth to 3.3 percent has been reflected threadbare which include insignificant increase in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Earlier the Economic Survey Book had revealed negative growth…

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…

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…