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  • Lecturer assistants protest denial of pay scale upgrade

    SAHIWAL: Around 200 lecturers’ assistants, along with clerks on Tuesday took out a procession in protest against denial of service benefits and pay scale upgrade as promised by the Punjab government...

    The protest was jointly organised by divisional chapter of the All Pakistan Lecturer Assistant Association (APLAA) and All Pakistan Clerks Association (Apca)...

  • 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...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • Convicts serving jail term for failure to pay fine will still pay: SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Friday held that the amount of fine can still be recovered from a convict even if he has undergone additional sentence of imprisonment for non-payment of fine...

    “A sentence of imprisonment in default of payment of fine is only a punishment for non-payment of fine and it is not a substitute for the sentence of fine,” observed Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa in a judgement he authored
  • Rock climbers scale new heights in Pakistan

    ”Climbing will for the first time be included as an Olympic sport in Tokyo in 2020, potentially giving Pakistan — which sent a team of only seven people to the current Games in Rio — a tantalising new medal route...

    Unlike many other sports, climbing is not divided by gender, allowing women to scale new heights in a country where they have not traditionally been given the same levels of opportunities...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    The ministry said an argument can be made that in Pakistan fossil fuel vehicles will continue for a longer period, especially in the lower...

  • 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...

  • More than lines on a map

    With the positive side of a democratic dispensation evident in the agreement to move forward first with one (the western) of the branches of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the decision-makers will now need to focus all energies on securing the country from terrorism...

    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 the ground...

  • Map of resistance

    Since the movement started, the tenants have refused to pay any share to the military authorities...

    It is time Pakistan’s government revisited its strategy of dispossessing peasants of the land they have tilled for four generations and who hold occupancy rights under the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887...

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