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  • 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...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    “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 condition of anonymity...

    According to local media reports, Al Jazeera breached India's broadcasting code over the maps shown in 2014 and 2013, which on some occasions also did not include...

  • More than lines on a map

    The businessman in the prime minister saw this quickly and, according to media reports, initiated individual briefings by key members of his project team so the fears of being physically marginalised, bypassed by the economic corridor of the leaders belonging to the smaller provinces were allayed...

    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...

  • Map of resistance

    INVISIBLE to the frenzied world of urban dwellers, and anchored in the rural hinterlands of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, live communities of peasants — small farmers, tenants, sharecroppers — joined together in their tumultuous fight against forces bent upon usurping their rights to land, to produce and to continue their way of life...

    La Via Campesina (literally ‘the peasant way’) is a unique international labour movement...
  • Smokers’ Corner: The map man

    He is presented as a one-shot wonder, someone who came up with the name and idea of Pakistan but then just simply vanishes from the pages after 1940!Late last year while going through some piles of books at a second-hand bookstore in Karachi’s Boat Basin area, I came upon a grubby thin publication called Pakistan: The Fatherland of Pak Nation...

    ’ Though he doesn’t attach any date or year to this, but with the help of a map (titled...

  • A road map for Afghanistan

    THE Quadrilateral Coordination Group on Afghanistan has produced something of a surprise: talks with the Afghan Taliban are to resume by the end of the month...

    With the fighting season in Afghanistan rapidly approaching, delayed talks would have meant the possibility of the Taliban making fresh gains on the battlefield and therefore being in a stronger position for delayed talks
  • Attacks, epidemics, migrant crisis redrawing world tourism map

    PARIS: The world’s tourism map is being redrawn at lightning speed as holidaymakers switch preferences prompted by terror attacks, epidemics and migrant crises...

    Turkish media, meanwhile, reported that visitor numbers to the top Turkish resort of Antalya dropped by 17pc last month, the lowest level for the month of January in a decade...

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