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  • 17-year-old Pakistani student's visual presentation of 'electric honeycomb' garners international praise

    Muhammad Shaheer Niazi, a 17-year-old Pakistani boy, has garnered praise for his visualisation of a phenomenon, known to physicists for decades, which can help engineers develop technology for printing, heating or biomedicine, The New York Times reported on Thursday...

    As one of the first Pakistanis to participate in the International Young Physicists’ Tournament, Niazi replicated and provided a visualisation of an electric honeycomb,...
  • Opposition boycotts Balochistan budget presentation

    QUETTA: Opposition parties in the Balochistan Assembly boycotted the first day of its budget session on Wednesday to protest against “discriminatory attitude being meted out to opposition lawmakers by the treasury benches”...

    Announcing this at a press conference, Leader of Opposition in the Balochistan Assembly Maulana Wasay claimed that treasury benches had violated the constitution by nominating a lawmaker of a ruling party as...
  • PM to decide fate of CADD after presentation

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will take a final decision about the fate of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) after a presentation which the division is likely to give him on Saturday...

    The sources said CADD Secretary Aurangzeb Haque would give the presentation to the prime minister for a final decision...

  • Govt defers presentation of FATF-related bills in NA

    ISLAMABAD: The government at the last minute on Monday deferred the presentation of five FATF-related bills in the National Assembly and decided to engage the opposition parties through Speaker Asad Qaiser in an effort to develop a consensus on the drafts like it did previously when parliament approved three such bills in order to meet conditions of the global money laundering and terror financing watchdog...

    The leaders of the...

  • COVER: Muslim Architecture in Pakistan by Khurshid Hasan Shaikh

    In this vein, Muslim Architecture in Pakistan: Aspects of Public Welfare by Khurshid Hasan Shaikh provides the reader with an ingenious amalgam of concept and fact...

    The research encompasses territory that now constitutes Pakistan, and is based on the writer’s site-based documentation, archival data, literature, and extensive cross-referencing from available scholarship on the subject...

  • ‘Pakistan, India need to revive traditional architecture’

    KARACHI: Development ideologies embraced without critically examining their pros and cons have almost wiped out vernacular architecture in developing countries, including India and Pakistan...

    There is a need to learn and revive traditional style of architecture, which wasn’t only beautiful and long-lasting, but was also eco-friendly...

  • A touch of Mughal splendour in downtown Pindi

    Centuries may have passed since the reign of the Mughals, but many old buildings in downtown Rawalpindi retain some of the splendour of Mughal architecture...

    In the narrow streets of the city stand buildings inspired by Mughal and Central Asian architecture, almost all of which can be spotted by their wooden balconies, known as jharokas, that loom overhead...

  • How Lahore came to claim the rebellious Mughal princess Zeb-un-Nisa as its own

    We were quite certain that the monument before us was not the mausoleum of Zeb-un-Nisa – the rebel Sufi poetess, daughter of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb – even though there was a board put up here, seemingly by the Archaeology Department, stating otherwise...

    Though history suggests otherwise, the mausoleum in Nawa Kot on the Multan Road in Lahore is widely regarded as the tomb of the Mughal princess...

  • NON-FICTION: CONTEXTUALISING THE LAST GREAT MUGHAL

    Above all, it’s a travesty of justice if a statue reportedly costing $530 million is to be erected of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji, whom Emperor Aurangzeb dismissed as a ‘mountain rat’, while the Mughal king himself rests in an obscure grave in India...

    On the other hand, sympathisers lionise him as the pious Mughal king who best exemplified Islamic principles in the grandest dynasty India has ever seen...

  • Harking back: The Mughal eunuch who signed away Lahore

    The vacuum of power really opened up in 1752 when the weak Mughal court could no longer provide the Governor of Lahore with military assistance against the increasing Afghan raids...

    Legally speaking Lahore was under Mughal rule, at least until the 13th of April, 1752, when the Mughal emperor, ironically also named Ahmed Shah, under the influence of his handsome Irani eunuch ‘darogha’ (head police official) Javed Khan, in a treaty...

  • From Mughal legends to superheroes

    In a world where superheroes are famously identified as fictional characters with supernatural powers in red capes, spider suits and bat masks among others, comic series ‘Zindan: The Last Ansaars’ has enriched this traditional variety of comic book figures by introducing a new set of superheroes belonging to the Mughal era...

    And so far, the overwhelming response to the US-based comic series, particularly after its recent launch in...

  • Mughal-era coin, ‘longest staircase’ unearthed near Ban Faqiran

    TAXILA: During an excavation at a Buddhist stupa in Ban Faqiran, archaeologists from the Federal Department of Archaeology have discovered rare antiques, including a copper coin from the Mughal era...

    However, recent excavations indicate that it was built in the Mughal era as the only coin unearthed is also from the Mughal era...

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