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  • Glaciers in Pakistan face new threat from highways’ black carbon

    KHUNJERAB PASS: This border outpost on the Karakoram Highway, slashed through the glacier-strewn Karakoram mountains to join China and Pakistan by road, boasts a new world record: it has the world’s highest automated bank teller machine...

    At the border post, the highest paved international crossing in the world, more than a dozen diesel semi-trailer trucks now crawl over the pass each day, and hundreds of vehicles crowded with...

  • Union leaders threaten to block highways in protest against power firms sell-off

    HYDERABAD: All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union (CBA) central president Abdul Latif Nizamani demanded that the federal government do away with the privatisation commission and the ministry immediately in what he described as the larger interest of workers and the country...

    He warned that if the government did not review its decision, workers of Wapda would block all national highways of the country and the responsibility...

  • Govt to construct three new highways

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highways Council (KPHC) has approved construction of three new highways, repair and maintenance of 410-kilometre long roads and construction of two bypass roads...

    According to a statement issued here, Rs1,360 million will be spent on construction of the new highways while the road will be repaired at a cost of Rs1,565 million...

  • WB to give $250 million for upgrading Afghan highways

    KABUL: The World Bank has formally signed off a $250 million grant to upgrade roads crossing Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush mountains, crucial trade links that are often closed in winter by snow...

    The World Bank grant will also fund work to the road linking Baghlan to Bamiyan, also in northern Afghanistan...

  • Traffic resumes on Balochistan’s highways

    QUETTA: Traffic on some important highways in Balochistan linking the province with Afghanistan and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was opened on Sunday evening after a three-day blockade...

    People protesting against the kidnapping of Asad Khan Tareen, a son of Balochistan’s Minister for Local Government Sardar Mustafa Khan Tareen, had blocked the Quetta-Chaman and other highways by putting heavy boulders and barricades on them...

  • Redrawing the world map

    IT is one of the most powerful definitions in the world and accounts for investment of more than $10tn...

    Now, commentators say, it is the world’s mental map that is in dire need of an overhaul, particularly when it comes to the practice of categorising countries as ‘emerging’ or ‘developed’ markets...

  • 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

    “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...

    Few countries in the world have experienced such rapid discovery of technology than Myanmar which has leapfrogged from the analogue to the digital era in just a few years...

  • Road map to bring electric vehicles to local roads

    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 cope with challenges of the technology, the ministry said...

    EV offers zero tail pipe emission and reduction in noise, which is the most desirable scenario for growing urban centres all over the world, the...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    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...

    “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...

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