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  • Centre for Islamic finance launched

    KARACHI: The Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), in collaboration with Meezan Bank, was launched on Friday...

    The centre aims to bridge the gap between trained human resource and industry’s growing requirement...

  • Sindh asks centre to withdraw some clauses of Finance Bill

    KARACHI: Sindh has urged the centre to withdraw certain clauses of the Finance Bill as, according to the provincial government, they bar it from collecting provincial sales tax from non-filers of income tax returns...

    In a communication to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has warned that the provincial government would not accept any such dictation which is aimed at stopping collection of sales...

  • 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

    “In Myanmar, we can't afford much to bring students to the real world experience,” beamed Hla Hla Win, a teacher and tech entrepreneur taking virtual reality into the classroom...

    For half a century its paranoid generals cut off the country, restricting sales of computers, heavily censoring the Internet and blocking access to foreign media reports...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    ” At the risk of sounding a tad affected, these sagely words from a seventeen-year-old student of A-Levels are an attempt to explain how he had managed to achieve a goal most of his cohorts would find unthinkable at their young age, and the message he wants to give students aspiring to build a career in science...

    The bespectacled curly-haired student from the Lahore College of Arts and Sciences (LACAS), Johar Town, A-Level Campus,...

  • 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)...

    Various countries including the United States and India have already unveiled their plans for introducing EVs...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday with a sign saying “as instructed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this channel will not be available”...

    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...

  • India’s inter-ministerial committee recommends taking Al Jazeera off air in map row

    The Hindu said an inter-ministerial committee of the Information and Broadcasting ministry has found that Al Jazeera channel violated the programme code by showing wrong maps of India on repeated occasions and recommended that it be taken off air...

    According to sources it quoted, the issue had come to the notice of the I&B ministry that on repeated occasions the channel had showed a wrong map of India in some of its broadcasts in...

  • More than lines on a map

    The lack of agreement and the concerns of the smaller provinces about who’ll get what share of the infrastructure mostly in terms of the chosen route(s) of the corridor were threatening to throw into controversy what many have billed as one big opportunity for the country, despite its high cost...

    The businessman in the prime minister saw this quickly and, according to media reports, initiated individual briefings by key members of...

  • 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 delay is the byproduct of the US commander’s vision for the war and the alliance’s ability to provide the troops required to make it a reality, according to a US official who like others...

  • 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...

    During the military regime of Pervez Musharraf, the peasant movement went through a cycle...

  • Blackstone, SoftBank deals put Saudi wealth fund on map

    The kingdom took a huge step toward that goal last Saturday when it signed billions of dollars of deals with Blackstone Group and SoftBank Group Corp...

    The Public Investment Fund, or PIF, is at the centre of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to diversify revenue away from oil under an economic transformation plan known as Vision 2030...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    The IT giant said the new centre will focus on developing maps for its products, including iPhones and iPads, and create up to 4,000 jobs, though not all will be direct employees...

    “The talent here in the local area is incredible and we are looking forward to expanding our relationships and introducing more universities and partners to our platforms as we scale our operations,” Cook said in a statement...

  • Smokers’ Corner: The map man

    He is also defined as being one of the main architects of the idea of a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia — an idea that was echoed some years later by poet and philosopher, Mohammad Iqbal, and eventually shaped into reality by Mohammad Ali Jinnah in August 1947...

    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...

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