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CSM case: LHC adjourns Maryam Nawaz’s bail hearing till tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has adjourned hearing of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz bail petition till tomorrow. According to reports, The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday submitted its reply over the bail petition of Maryam Nawaz in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. A division bench of the Lahore…

Court extends judicial remand of Shahid Khaqan, Miftah Ismail till Nov 19 in LNG case

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Accountability court has extended judicial remand of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former finance minister Miftah till November 19 in liquefied natural gas (LNG) scandal, on Monday. According to reports, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders were presented before the court by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for further proceedings. Earlier, medical…

PM should visit entire Punjab instead of only touring Lahore: Marriyum Aurangzeb

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2019

 F.P. Report LAHORE:  Spokesperson of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that PM Imran Khan should visit entire Punjab and hear the problems of the people instead of only touring Lahore. She informed the premier that all the people including farmers, doctors and teachers are protesting against the policies of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)…

Cyclone ‘Kyarr’ affects Karachi’s coastal belt

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Cyclonic storm Kyarr has affected coastal belt near Karachi on Sunday night. According to reports, Cyclonic storm Kyarr , which developed in the east central Arabian Sea. The water entered into 185 houses due to high ocean tides in Lath Basti area of Ibrahim Haidri in Karachi while 500 people were evacuated…

Military clampdown in IOK enters 85th consecutive day

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: The Modi-led Indian government continued curfew and military clampdown in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) for the 85th consecutive day. According to Kashmir Media Service report, the normal life has remained suspended in IOK amid unrelenting curfew since its illegal annexation. Reports added that the people in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority…

Nankana Sahib: PM Khan lays foundation of Baba Guru Nanak University

By The Frontier Post | October 28, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has laid the laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib, on Monday (today). Punjab Chief Minister, other Provincial and Federal Ministers and Foreign Ambassadors were also present in the ground breaking ceremony. The university will work to promote religious tourism in the country,…

Global

U.S. wrong to push Turkey to drop Russian defenses: Erdogan

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters): Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan said Washington was not right to propose that Ankara get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights, according to Turkish media. In a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Erdogan to abandon the S-400…

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‘Israeli attacks damaged 530 Palestinian homes’

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): At least 530 houses in the Gaza Strip were damaged by the recent Israeli aggression on the coastal enclave, Palestine’s Public Works Ministry said on Thursday. “In Israeli airstrikes against Gaza, 30 houses were completely destroyed and 500 houses were partially damaged,” the ministry said in a statement. The estimated value…

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ICC judges authorize probe into crimes against Rohingya

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority, the court said on Thursday. “Upon review of the available information, the Chamber accepted that there exists a reasonable basis to believe widespread and/or systematic acts of violence may have been committed…

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Trump impeachment inquiry moves ahead after start of televised hearings

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moves ahead on Thursday after an opening day of public testimony that linked Trump to a pressure campaign to force Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically. The first day of televised hearings, following weeks of closed-door interviews about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine,…

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Hong Kong schools closed as protests put chokehold on city

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

HONG KONG (AFP): Pro-democracy protesters challenging Bejing’s rule of Hong Kong choked the city with barricades and rallies for a fourth straight day Thursday, as the police drafted in reinforcements and the government denied rumours of an imminent curfew fuelled by Chinese state media. The five-month crisis entered a new phase on Monday when hardcore…

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Spain: Acting premier aims to form gov’t by December

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

OVIEDO, Spain (AA): Spain’s acting prime minister said in a press conference on Thursday that he aims to form a functioning government by December. Pedro Sanchez of the Socialist Party was speaking at a press conference alongside Charles Michel, the President-Elect of the European Council and former prime minister of Belgium. Michel is making his…

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Pakistan

Kartarpur initiative taken in line with Islamic principles: PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that opening of Kartarpur Corridor was in line with Islamic principles, Pakistan’s policy of promoting inter-faith harmony and Quaid-e-Azam’s vision of a peaceful neighborhood. Talking to an Indian writer DS Jaspal, who called on him in Islamabad, PM Imran said that the historic initiative to…

German ambassador expresses concern over Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Ambassador of Germany in Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck on Thursday expressed his concern over the human rights violation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club, the envoy said that improvements need to be visible at the Line of Control while voicing his apprehensions regarding India’s atrocities on…

Shahid Khaqan shifted to Adiala jail after successful surgery

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was shifted back to Adiala jail after successful surgery in a private hospital. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was admitted to the private hospital on November 4, where he underwent a hernia operation. PML-N leaders Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha and…

Shehryar Afridi announces massive crackdown against drug traffickers

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: State Minister for Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi has announced that the anti-narcotics authorities will initiate massive crackdowns against big fishes involved in drug trafficking. Shehryar Afridi, while addressing the disposing of ceremony of narcotics in Peshawar, said that the government will take strict actions against those trying to play lives of the…

CJCSC pays farewell visit to Air Headquarters

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) paid a farewell visit to Air Headquarters, Islamabad, on Thursday. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee called on Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force in his office. The Air Chief thanked the outgoing…

PML-N biggest enemy of Nawaz Sharif’s life: Fawad Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has on Thursday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Sharif family are the biggest enemy of former prime minister Nawaz Shaarif’s life. While talking to media, the federal minister said Nawaz Sharif was safe at hospital and the government is worried about his…

Afghanistan

Haqqani prisoners returned to Bagram prison: Source

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): A source said that the prisoner exchange of captured Haqqani Network members Anas Haqqani, Hafiz Rashid and Mali Khan for two kidnapped professors from the American University of Afghanistan, did not take place. Three days earlier, President Ghani announced that the three Haqqani Network members would be “conditionally” released. According to a…

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24 Afghans killed in Iran traffic accident

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

KABUL (AT News): Afghanistan Embassy in Tehran said at least 24 Afghan migrants have lost their lives in traffic accident took place in Sistan, the southeastern state of the Iran. The accident occurred around 2pm on Thursday in Khash Zahidan area of the state, where according officials over 28 other people received injuries. Afghanistan ambassador…

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No peace without withdrawal of Foreign troops: Scholars

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): A number of religious scholars in a gathering on Thursday in Kabul said that until foreign troops leave Afghanistan, the war will not end. “War must be completely wiped out of our country…troops must be withdrawn… intervention from outside must stop,” said Abdul Saboor Fakhri, head of Jamiat-e Islah. “The cause of…

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Badghis: District with mined roads faces food shortage crisis

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

BADGHIS (TOLO News): Residents of Jawand district in Badghis province say they face a severe shortage of food and supplies because all roads out the district have been mined by the Taliban, and the district is isolated within a Taliban-controlled area. Footage received by TOLOnews show that most of the shops in the market are…

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Largest cold storage facility build in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): A cold storage facility has been built by the private sector in the capital Kabul. The facility, which is the largest cold storage build in the country, cost about five million US dollar. It has the capacity of storing 5,000 tons of agricultural products at one time. It is holding 2,000 tons…

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12 Taliban killed, injured by their own bomb

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI: An explosion killed or wounded at least 12 Taliban militants in South-eastern Ghazni province, the Afghan military said. According to a statement released by 203rd Thunder Corps, an improvised explosive device went off among Taliban militants in Nazar Khan area of Andar district. The statement further added that the explosion killed 4…

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Business

MOL Pakistan signs MoU with NUST

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas Company, under its corporate social responsibility initiatives, has sponsored a seat on permanent basis at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) to facilitate outstanding, yet underprivileged female students hailing from MOL Pakistan’s operational areas to excel at Pakistan’s leading educational institution. The program is exclusively designed…

Govt warned of another hike of 31% in gas prices

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Businessmen Panel (BMP) of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has warned the government of another hike in gas prices by up to 31%, as the gas companies have sought an increase of up to Rs194 per unit in their tariffs. The chairman of the Businessmen Panel…

BankIslami team calls on Governor Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: The delegation discussed the outlook of the banking sector in general and informed the Governor Balochistan Amanullah Yaseenzai about BankIslami’s current contribution towards the Islamic Banking industry and upcoming plans for the region. The delegation ensured full support to the Governor especially in the field of education and human resource development. The…

‘Economy showing signs of stability’

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday said the economy is showing signs of stability while current account deficit has been reduced beating expectations which is a good…

Govt asked to rationalize property tax

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Business community, here demanded of the provincial government to rationalize property tax and abolish ‘double taxation’ to flourish businesses and industries in the province. The demand was made by Engr Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, President of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry during a meeting with Secretary Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control,…

Seminar on Pakistan Customs Strategic Plan 2019-2024 organized

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad in collaboration with the Directorate General Training & Research (Customs), Regional Office Islamabad organized a seminar on the Pakistan Customs Strategic Plan 2019-2024. The purpose of the seminar was to apprise the officers of Pakistan Customs working in North Region about the future vision of the organization. Dr.…

Sports

Pakistan beat Afghanistan by eight wickets in Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 match played at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium, Cox’s Bazar on Thursday. Chasing 139 to win the match, in their first outing in the tournament, Pakistan openers Omair-Bin-Yousaf (38) and Haider Ali (16) provided…

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Swimmer Kiran Khan wins 10 gold medals for team Army in National games 2019

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Olympian swimmer Kiran Khan has left no stone unturned in the ongoing National Games in Peshawar and has clinched 10 gold medals so far for her team Army. The Lahore-born athlete had achieved a similar feat in the 28th National Games in 2001, which garnered national attention when she won 13 medals;…

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Football: Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves LA Galaxy

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

ANKARA (Agencies): Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed on social media that he will not expire his contract with LA Galaxy. The former Swedish international striker’s contract with the MLS club will end on Dec. 2019. Ibrahimovic has appreciated LA Galaxy on Twitter with an ironic message to the U.S. clubs fans by saying ”the story continues… go…

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PCB announces 21 players for ODI, T20I series against England women in Malaysia

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced 21 probables for the ODI and T20I series against England women in Malaysia. The players will undergo a nine-day-long training camp at Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre in Karachi, from 21-29 November, before their departure for Malaysia on November 30. Pakistan national women’s team…

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Dawid Malan leads England’s 19-player field in Diamond category for PSL 2020

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): England’s Dawid Malan leads a strong field of 59 foreign international cricketers who have registered to date in Diamond Category for Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020, according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Malan, the third-ranked T20I batsman in the world, was in punishing form in the…

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Mominul takes blame for Bangladesh’s 150 in first India Test

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

INDORE (AFP): Skipper Mominul Haque took the blame for Bangladesh´s batting collapse after India´s pacemen combined to bowl them out for 150 on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday. Mohammed Shami claimed three wickets, while fellow quicks Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav took two apiece to pack off the tourists early in…

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Fashion & Movies

Kriti Sanon to play a lead role in Bachchan Pandey

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kriti Sanon is all set to reunite with her Housefull 4 co-star Akshay Kumar. The actress has been finalised to play the lead opposite him in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Bachchan Pandey. Today, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, who is producing the film, took to social media to announce the news, “We’re extremely happy and elated…

Deepika Padukone Chhapaak’s trailer will be released in December

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ever since Deepika Padukone made her last opulent appearance on screen with Padmaavat, fans have been eagerly waiting to see the actress on the big screen. Deepika announced her next project last year and went on to shoot right after her wedding with Ranveer Singh. Starring in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak, Deepika will…

Katy Perry to perform at Women’s T20 World Cup final

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: American popstar Katy Perry announced Wednesday she will be performing at the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne next March before an expected record crowd on International Women’s Day. “Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!” Perry said in an Instagram post using the Australian sporting chant. “Let’s break some…

Angelina Jolie kindly stops to sign autographs for fans after filming with Marvel’s Eternals cast

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk HOLLYWOOD: Angelina Jolie clearly isn’t too proud to stop for her adoring fans as the Hollywood actress was seen signing autographs after a busy day of filming Marvel’s anticipated Eternals movie. The Tomb Raider star was spotted arriving back at her hotel in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands on Sunday evening, alongside her…

Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan begin shooting for Laal Singh Chaddha

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan were first seen in 3 Idiots (2009), post which the duo has now come together for the film Laal Singh Chaddha. Directed by Advait Chandan, the film is the official Hindi remake of Forrest Gump. The film is going to be co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan…

‘Midway’ goes all the way to top of box office

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: “Midway,” a new take on the pivotal naval battle between the US and Japan in the Pacific during World War II, opened atop the North American box office this weekend with an estimated US$17.5 million in ticket sales, an industry group said Sunday. Director Roland Emmerich’s PG-rated film from Lionsgate looks…

Science & Technology

NASA prepares for complex series of spacewalks to repair AMS

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Two astronauts are set to begin a series of spacewalks this week to repair an instrument outside the International Space Station that was never designed to be serviced in orbit. At a pair of Nov. 12 press conferences, officials said that NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano…

Cyber bulling affects over 80% women in country

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The increasing use of social media has affected 80 percent of women across the country by any form of abuse through social media. According to report released by Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) on Tuesday that social media in country landscape is dominated by males as 77 percent of males were using facebook…

realme offering amazing discount on best-selling budget hero realme 5 at Daraz 11.11 sale

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: realme’s upward trajectory in Pakistan has been phenomenal since the brand’s entry last year, realme has been aggressive in its approach, launching successful budget to mid-range smartphones with an attractive spec sheet and affordable pricing. realme has made a name for itself by selling smartphones with powerful hardware at prices aggressive enough…

QMobile collaborates with Telenor to bring 4G enabled feature phone

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: QMobile has joined hands with Telenor Pakistan as part of its ambition to connect Pakistan and commitment to offer devices for every individual in multiple price ranges.  QMobile and Telenor Pakistan have entered into a latest partnership to bring Pakistan’s first 4G feature phone to the people. It is the first feature…

WhatsApp is permanently banning users in groups with a suspicious name

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk If you do not want to get banned from WhatsApp, then don’t be part of a group that has a “suspicious” name. Over the past few weeks, there have been reports of users getting banned from WhatsApp permanently. However, investigations revealed that these users could have been banned from the messaging platform because…

NASA Instrument to Explore the Atmospheres of Exoplanets

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of hundreds of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun, or exoplanets, for the first time. The instrument, called the Contribution to ARIEL Spectroscopy of Exoplanets, or CASE, adds scientific capabilities to ESA’s (the European Space Agency’s) Atmospheric…

Health

Anti-polio drive to start from 18th in Hazara

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: Like other parts of the country four days anti-polio drive would kick off to give oral polio vaccine to 913312 children in the area. Health department has formed 3233 immunization teams while 735 static and 143 mobile centers would be established to vaccinate the children in all over Hazara division those would…

Rising temperatures could worsen mental health

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk OREGON: Hotter temperatures, more frequent hurricanes, and added precipitation are all associated with an increased prevalence of mental health challenges in the U.S., a recent study finds—and experts warn that the problem is likely to get worse as the climate continues to warm. Using data provided by a randomly selected sample of more…

Congo virus claims another life in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI:  A man, who was diagnosed with the deadly Congo virus earlier, died at a hospital in Karachi on Monday. According to the health department, the death toll due to the deadly virus has jumped to 20 this year, so far. On July 25, a Congo virus alert had been issued for the…

12 new dengue cases surfaces in KP

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: As many as 12 new cases of dengue have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the total number of cases of the epidemic reached to 6880, on Sunday. According to a press release of Dengue Response Unit issued here, out of 12 new cases, 7 were reported in Peshawar while 5 from…

Only half of U.S. children get enough sleep

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAROLINA: Experts have a list of tips for parents on how to improve their child’s sleep habits. Among them are no electronic devices between dinner and breakfast. Our children aren’t getting enough sleep. Early school start times, screen related distractions, and other external pressures have contributed to 52 percent of American children ages…

Two children die of dengue fever in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Dengue viral fever has claimed lives of two children at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH), taking the death toll from this mosquito-borne disease to 32 since Jan 01, 2019. A three-month Moosa son of Iran resident of Korangi was shifted to the NICH with high grade fever and later tested…

Travel

Why the Faroe Islands will close to tourists in 2020

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk FAROE ISLAND: Managing a popular tourist attraction can be kind of like throwing a party — everyone wants to come and have fun, but nobody wants to help clean up when it’s over. But the Faroe Islands, a group of autonomous islands located between Iceland and Norway and under the jurisdiction of Denmark,…

5 underrated places in Hawaii worth visiting

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk HAWAII: These days, with the internet at our disposal, it’s tough to keep secrets in travel. Here in Hawaii, the issue is compounded due to the relatively small size of the islands. But that doesn’t mean there still aren’t some underrated places to check out. Here are five we recommend that still fly…

Flight attendants have a secret language you didn’t know about

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk         What kind of secrets are flight attendants keeping from passengers? Turns out, it’s all hidden in the way they speak. You’ve probably noticed that flight attendants use a certain vocabulary when they talk to each other inflight. Certain words like “red eye” or “dead head” might be fairly well known amongst seasoned travelers,…

Istanbul airport named ‘Airport of the Year’

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Istanbul Airport has just won the accolade for “Readers’ Choice: Airport of the Year” by International Airport Reviews’ (IAR) on Monday. The readers of the UK magazine chose from the list of 10 various airports across the world. Their preferences depended upon factors such as connectivity, cleanliness, and delays. The CEO of…

The tourists nobody wants

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Rowdy groups of bachelor parties. Backpackers asking locals to pay their way. The hordes that pour daily off cruise ships, choking up city centers. It wasn’t so long ago that tourists were (relatively) feted in the destinations they visited, with locals relishing the chance to earn money through a tourism economy. But…

Growing tourism to be a key topic of G20 Riyadh summit

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Tourism will be one of the key Topics for discussion when Saudi Arabia hosts next year’s G20 summit in Riyadh, The Kingdom’s sector chief has revealed. The country aims to attract 100 Million visitors a year while creating 1 Million new jobs by 2030, ministers at a World Tourism Conference heard. Ahmad…

Articles

Sri Lanka presidential election: Choice becomes harder for minorities

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

Munza Mushtaq On eve of Nov. 16 presidential election, Sri Lankan minority communities, particularly Tamils and Muslims are confused and feel betrayed by the successive governments, for not attending to their issues. For Tamils, who are 12.6% of the 21 million population in the Buddhist majority island nation, the wounds of civil war are still…

Viability of protest sit-ins in evolving democracies

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

Iqbal Khan Sit-in is probably one of the oldest ways of registering protest. Structurally, it is weak gathering and is closer to mob. Permeation of third party in sit-in crowd is a common feature. Hence, it is difficult to control. Successful employment of sit-in requires mature leadership and motivated activists to keep it on course.…

Another tranche of ‘Do More’

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Iqbal Khan American government is known for churning out country reports for furthering political objectives, which at times have nothing to do with the subject matter of such reports.  Depending upon requirement, such reports are reversed engineered, the objective of the report is defined first and then data is cherry picked to fill in the…

Leftists make a comeback in Latin America

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2019

Mohammad Ghaderi In Argentina and Uruguay, leftist candidates won the elections and Evo Morales could maintain his position as the president of Bolivia, but in Chile, people have protested against the US-backed president. The failure of the US-backed candidate in the Argentinean election in recent days was a sign of the US failure in Latin…

German unification: An ongoing process

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Najla M. Shahwan On Oct. 3, Germany marked the 29th anniversary of the Day of German Unity with official celebrations in the northern city of Kiel. The Day of German Unity is held annually to mark the official unification of West Germany and the former communist East Germany in 1990, a year after the fall…

Algerian ‘Hirak’ is neither a revolution nor a social movement

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

Imad Atoui Debates about the ongoing Algerian movement called “Hirak” are still highly contested and unclear among political commentators. Political scientists find it difficult to identify, with clearly defined borders, the differences between social movements and revolution. Therefore, the aims and consequences have been the main indicators emphasizing the differences between the two concepts. About…

Editorial

Tribal districts uplift plan

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

A 10 year ambitious and comprehensive development plan has been conceived for the socio-economic uplift of the people of seven tribal districts. The estimated outlay is about Rs. 1000 billion for which 3 percent allocation in the National Finance Commission Award has been sought far, which can be announced only when consensus is reached between…

JUI plan-B

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2019

It appears that JIU (F) sit in the Federal Capital Islamabad has fizzled out due to lack of support from the leadership and workers of two mainstream political parties.  The tough stance of Maulana Fazalu Rehman demanding the resignation of Prime Minister and holding of snap polls within three months produced a deadlock in negotiations…

Combating environmental pollution

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

Chief Secretary Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Dr. Kazim Niaz has issued instructions to all deputy commissioners to carry out sustained campaign against the production, sale and use of polythene bags. Both legal and administrative measures shall be applied to ensure clean environment to the people in the nook and corner of the province. It is not only…

Price control cell

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

Taking notice of unprecedented and continued increase in the prices of eatables of daily consumption, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered the formation of special cell for integrated planning and assessment of demand and supply situation of essential commodities to keep their prices within the purchasing capacity of people. Review of prices of food commodities used…

US cannot break China’s supply chain

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

The US has once again disparaged the Chinese economy to entertain itself. US President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed China’s supply chain was “all broken, like an egg,” and said China wanted a deal more than the US did. The fact is, however, senior US officials are talking about trade wars and trade deals almost…

Gas price increase

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Public gas utilities of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) have moved a petition to OGRA for increase of Rs.194 per unit. Like the last fiscal year the irrational increase in gas price is sought in winter from the retrospective date of July 1 2019 to ignite outrage among…

Arts and Literature

Three-day book fair kicks off at AUP

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2019

F.R. Report PESHAWAR: The three-day 9th annual book fair, organized by the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), University Campus, has kicked off here at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar (AUP). As many as fifty national as well as international book stalls have been set up at the university’s library lawn which were offering books on fifty percent…

A literary man in a political situation

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk SHARJAH: On 27 November 1885, Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist and the inventor of the highly explosive substance known as dynamite, dedicated the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, to be awarded each year after his death, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Since 1901,…

IJT photos exhibition shows Indian atrocities in IoK

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday organized a photo exhibition at the Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Chowk to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The exhibition, portraying the Indian forces atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris, attracted a large number of students including senior faculty members. Director Area Study…

Oxford University Press organizes its annual book fair

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The annual month-long Oxford Book Fair, organized by Oxford University Press (OUP), commenced on Friday and will continue till 30 November at the Oxford Bookshops in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Hyderabad, and Sukkur. The much-awaited yearly event offers huge discounts on an extensive…

Children’s Agency Central to CLF in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2019

Baela Raza Jamil We all agree that there is an urgency to build positive narratives in Pakistan that truly reflects the capabilities and spirit of our generations in the making. At the heart of each Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) lies the agency of the children themselves (3-18 years), and it was no different at the…

Oxford to launch book on making of Pak’s national identity

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Oxford University Press (OUP) is organizing the launch of its publication Islam, Ethnicity, and Power Politics: Constructing Pakistan’s National Identity by Rasul Bakhsh Rais. The book analyzes the issue of identity in Pakistan in relation to power dynamics and competing ideologies. Dr Saeed Shafqat, Dr Ryan Brasher, and Dr Rasul Bakhsh Rais…