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  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    org carries the stories of all the team members who prepared for the tournament over three months and worked on solutions to “mind-baffling physical phenomena” including: electric honeycombs, hot water geysers, rollers on rollers,...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • Child labour increases in Pakistan while numbers drop internationally

    KARACHI: Pakistan ranks number three in the world with the highest prevalence of child and forced labour despite a significant decline in the number of child labourers recorded worldwide, it emerged at a seminar on Friday...

    Titled ‘Elimination of child labour in Pakistan’, the seminar was organised by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) at the Sindh Boys Scouts Association’s headquarters...

  • Pakistan’s victory at Lord’s in numbers

    After a dramatic day four of the first Test against England, Misbah-ul-Haq-led Pakistan won their first Test in two decades at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground...

    Due to their phenomenal performances during the match, Pakistan’s Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Yasir Shah made it to the honours board with the latter being named the Man-of-the-Match...

  • The numbers game: State of sports marketing in Pakistan, India

    KOLKATA: Pakistan has trailed its eastern neighbour in corporatising sports and roping in sponsors, says a top sports marketer in the country who blames its various federations and the government in equal measure for this...

    “Sponsorship in sports is still a far cry in Pakistan,” rues Naveed Haider Khan, marketing consultant to Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), which has had some success in hosting foreign teams in recent times... ...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Road map to bring electric vehicles to local roads

    The volumes are low in Pakistan but there is a need to start working on capacity building for institutions so that in future the country is well placed in adopting new technologies of electric vehicles and has the human resources to cope with challenges of the technology, the ministry said...

    The ministry said an argument can be made that in Pakistan fossil fuel vehicles will continue for a longer period, especially in the lower...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    An official said the order was made earlier this month over the maps that showed parts of the Himalayan Kashmir region in Pakistan and in China ? an extremely sensitive issue in India...

    “The ban has been imposed for five days and it was done on instructions of an inter-ministerial committee, who took cognisance of an incorrect map of India in which the channel showed parts of Kashmir in Pakistan and China,” the official told AFP on...

  • More than lines on a map

    With the positive side of a democratic dispensation evident in the agreement to move forward first with one (the western) of the branches of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the decision-makers will now need to focus all energies on securing the country from terrorism...

    Media reports have suggested that the rate of return, in some cases up to 30pc per year, on the Chinese investment may have factored in the ground...

  • US, Nato still trying to map out Afghanistan strategy

    TIRANA (Albania): Even though President Donald Trump announced his strategy for the war in Afghanistan in August, the Pentagon and Nato are still trying to map their way forward in the nearly 16-year-old conflict, according to US officials...

    The Pentagon’s recent reluctance to discuss additional troop numbers is likely linked with the fact that Nato has yet to say if it will completely agree to General John Nicholson’s requests... ...

  • Map of resistance

    It is time Pakistan’s government revisited its strategy of dispossessing peasants of the land they have tilled for four generations and who hold occupancy rights under the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887...

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