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  • Bilingual literary journal launched

    KARACHI: A new bilingual (English and Urdu) academic and research journal Tehseel published by the Islamic Research Academy Karachi has been launched, according to a statement...

    Pieces by distinguished researchers and scholars Rafiuddin Hashmi, Suheyl Umar, Nigar Sajjad Zaheer and Arshad Mahmood Nashad have been included in the journal...

  • Research journal on Sufism

    HYDERABAD: The University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhitshah, on Thursday launched a research journal on Sufism...

    Titled Mystic Thoughts, the journal contains 10 research articles by eminent scholars on promotion of Sufism, peace, tolerance, justice and social equality...

  • The Aleph Review: new journal of Pakistani writings in English

    There have always been abundance of literary journals in Urdu literature in Pakistan but the case with such journals for writings in English has been quite opposite...

    These journals are making sure the literary scene for English language writers is no more bleak, given the fact that publishing an English language book in Pakistan is anything but plain sailing...

  • Plea seeking ban on Indian journal disposed of

    A citizen, Abdul Hameed, had filed the petition contending that Indian journal “India Today” had been publishing anti-Pakistan material and it recently published an insulting picture of the Pakistan army chief on its cover page...

    He asked the court to direct the government to block the website of the Indian magazine in Pakistan...

  • Science journal Lancet blasts Trump's virus 'disaster', urges vote for change

    The Lancet has become the latest science journal to urge Americans to vote for change in next week's presidential election, publishing a scathing editorial on Friday that described the United States pandemic response under Donald Trump as “disastrous”...

    The medical journal did not explicitly back Democratic challenger Joe Biden in its commentary, focusing instead on the issues it said had hindered the US from adequately tackling the...

  • Council of Islamic Ideology terms certain sections of NAB law 'un-Islamic'

    The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Thursday termed some sections of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, as going against the Shariah...

    Addressing a press conference on Thursday, chairman of the CII, Dr Qibla Ayaz, said the council held a two-day-long meeting during which it concluded that sections 14-D, 15-A and 26 of the NAO were un-Islamic...

  • TAPI gas pipeline investors to spend $200m on studies

    ASHGABAT: Share­holders of a planned gas pipeline connecting Turk­menistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) agreed on Thursday to invest $200 million in studies and engineering for the $10 billion project...

    “We will use these funds to carry out various studies, preliminary engineering, environmental design and various research of the route,” Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Yagshygeldy Kakayev told reporters in the Turkmen...

  • Scientists warn plant knowledge lost as botany studies drop

    MOUNT IDA: Scientists are warning that the plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the US shutter their long-standing collections of plant species...

    Since 1988, the number of research universities offering botany degrees has dropped by half, according to National Science Foundation research funding statistics
  • Underground water reserves being sucked dry: studies

    WASHINGTON: Human activity is leading to the rapid draining of about one-third of the planet’s largest underground water reserves and it is unclear how much fluid remains in them, two new studies have found...

    Consequently, huge sections of the population are using up groundwater without knowing when it will run out, researchers said in findings that will appear in the journal Water Resources Research and were posted online on...

  • Vietnam studies making use of idle dollars, gold

    HANOI:How to mobilise idle foreign currency and gold from locals to invest in business and production has become a hot issue recently, with the government once again asking the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to consider proposals...

    At a working session with SBV last week, government office chairman Mai Tien Dung said the prime minister has asked SBV to study a more appropriate interest rate policy to encourage local US dollar holders to...
  • USAID-funded centre for advanced studies in water inaugurated

    HYDERABAD: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director Jerry Bisson and his deputy Denise Herbol, along with Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Dahar inaugurated the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) on Thursday...

    Citing the multidimensional and multifaceted water-related challenges being faced by Pakistan, the minister...

  • UN agency, varsity set up centre for refugees studies

    QUETTA: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (Buitems) signed an agreement on Wednesday for establishing a ‘Centre for Refugees and Migration Studies (CRMS)’ where training for teachers and opportunities for entrepreneurship/business studies for students will be ensured...

    Pakistan has been generously hosting refugees for...

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