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  • School principal in India charged with sedition over 'incorrect' Kashmir map

    NEW DELHI: An Indian school principal and two others have been charged with sedition for printing an 'incorrect' map of disputed Kashmir, police said Wednesday, an offence technically punishable by a maximum of life in jail...

    The principal was arrested on Monday along with the school's owner and a printing press owner following a complaint by a right-wing Hindu activist, who spotted the map in a school diary...

  • SBCA asks ASF to stop ‘illegal’ construction, follow rules

    KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has advised the Airport Security Force to stop ‘illegal’ construction, follow the rules and regulations while the ASF maintains that it is under the federal government and does not come under the SBCA, Dawn has learnt...

    According to sources, the tug of war began between the SBCA and the ASF started when the SBCA directed the force to get building plans approved, follow the rules...

  • Lahore ASF detains 5 Thai nationals for travelling with gun, bullets

    “Five nationals of Thailand, supposedly students, were detained on June 8 after a 32-bore pistol and six live bullets were found in the luggage of one of them,” an official from the Airport Security Force (ASF) told AFP...

    Pakistan has recently beefed up security at its airports and inspectors have arrested several people involved in smuggling currency and drugs...

  • ASF arrests four Thai nationals for carrying arms

    LAHORE: The Airport Security Force (ASF) has arrested four young Thai nationals after recovering weapons and bullets from the luggage of one of them at Allama Iqbal International Airport...

    An ASF official told Dawn that four ‘suspected passengers’ were taken into custody from the Thai flight TG-346 which was leaving for Bangkok on Tuesday...

  • Two shot dead; ASF vehicle escapes blast

    GWADAR: Two men were shot dead in Padarak and Pasni areas, while a vehicle of the Airport Security Force (ASF) escaped a bomb attack in Gwadar, officials said here on Sunday...

    Meanwhile, a vehicle carrying ASF personnel escaped a bomb attack on the Airport Road in Gwadar...

  • ASF recovers heroin from Bahrain-bound passenger at Islamabad airport

    The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Thursday foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs to Bahrain, seizing a kilogramme of heroin from a passenger travelling from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad...

    According to the ASF, the drugs were recovered from the passenger's luggage during a security check-in for Gulf Air 771 at the Islamabad airport...

  • Warrant for arrest of ASF official issued in airport attack case

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Monday issued a warrant for the arrest of an assistant director of the Airport Security Force for failing to appear in court to record his testimony in the Karachi airport attack case...

    Three accused — Sarmad Siddiqui, Asif Zaheer and Nadeem alias Burger alias Mullah — have been charged with allegedly providing logistical support, funds and weapons to around 10 attackers who stormed Karachi airport...

  • ASF foils suspected terror bid, seizes weapon cache at Lahore airport

    The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Wednesday foiled a suspected terror bid at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore by confiscating a cache of weapons and ammunition, DawnNews reported...

    A vehicle was stopped and searched by the ASF personnel at the airport check post on Wednesday morning, and during a routine inspection a weapon and a large cache of ammunition was found in the vehicle, the ASF officials said...

  • ASF official's son confesses staging his own 'abduction' to get ransom money

    Police on Thursday unearthed the plot behind the staged abduction of the son of an Airport Security Force (ASF) official and revealed that the alleged victim had actually staged his own abduction to demand money for purchasing expensive mobile phones and a new motorcycle, DawnNews reported...

    Civil Lines Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kazim Naqvi said that ASF Assistant Director Tariq Parvez's son Shaheer Tariq went missing...

  • ASF arrests British national at Islamabad airport

    RAWALPINDI: A British national of Pakistani origin was held by the Airport Security Force (ASF) allegedly for carrying weapon at Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) on Saturday...

    According to sources, the ASF staffers were checking the luggage of passengers in routine when they spotted a 30 bore pistol and 12 bullets in the baggage of the passenger...

  • 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...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • 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...

  • Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

    Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marvelling at a device that allows some of Asia's poorest people to walk on the moon or dive beneath the waves...

    And it's not just school children who benefit from stepping into places they could only ever dream of visiting...

  • Road map to bring electric vehicles to local roads

    KARACHI: The Ministry of Science and Technology has taken the initiative for “engineering foresight” to gear up auto assemblers and parts makers for new challenges, especially electric vehicles (EVs)...

    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...

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