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  • Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row

    Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to use Google Maps to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, officials from both sides said Monday...

    On Friday, Pakistan closed the border after attacks by Afghan forces on census staff and security personnel escorting them left 12 people dead and 40 others injured...

  • Pakistan expresses concern over India's controversial 'maps bill'

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed serious concern to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General and the President of the UN Security Council (UNSC) over efforts to pass into law the controversial Geospatial Information Regulation Bill which aims to restrict geographical depictions of India and disputed Kashmir to those that are government-approved...

    New Delhi already imposes tight restrictions on maps but if it becomes law, the bill...

  • Pakistan first country to benefit from high-quality solar maps: World Bank

    Pakistan has become the first country to benefit from duly validated, high-quality solar maps under a global initiative, allowing it to tap into its renewable energy resources more effectively, the World Bank said in a press release on Tuesday...

    The new solar maps for Pakistan were unveiled today at a workshop hosted by the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) and the World Bank in Islamabad...

  • Maps of skin and spirit opens

    The kind of work that the country’s artists are doing can be bracketed with the artworks produced in any other part of the world, simply because the bulk of their work is influenced and inspired by the sociopolitical strife that Pakistan has had to experience in the last two decades...

    It is in this context that a two-person show titled Maps of skin and spirit, which opened at the Canvas Art Gallery on Tuesday, should be analysed......

  • Polling stations to be linked with Google Maps, says ECP

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that it has linked polling stations with Google Maps...

    In a press release issued on Saturday, the ECP stated that it had linked more than 70,000 polling stations to Google Maps for the upcoming 2018 elections, enabling voters to locate polling stations near their homes...

  • In Japan, maps find new life as fans

    FOLDING fans made out of discarded old maps made by the Japan Map Centre (JMC) have proved to be enormously popular...

    The JMC is a general incorporated foundation based in Meguro Ward, Tokyo, that prints and sells topographical maps from the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI)...

  • Indian maps bill a travesty of history, international law: Pak's UN envoy

    UNITED NATIONS: Indian tactics to depict Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as part of India cannot change the fundamental fact that the state is 'disputed territory', Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Dr Maleeha Lodhi said on Wednesday...

    Voicing Pakistan's "serious concern" over the draft bill, Ambassador Lodhi termed India's claim over AJK as an integral part of its territory "untenable" and hit out at the "travesty of...

  • India seeks to impose billion-rupee fine for 'false' maps

    Maps are a highly sensitive issue in India, which has long-running border disputes with several of its neighbours, most famously over the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir...

    New Delhi already imposes tight restrictions on maps but if it becomes law, the bill would impose specific penalties for the first time...

  • Oman Air disables in-flight maps naming Gulf ‘Persian’

    “Our crew have been notified to disable the disturbing maps,” the sultanate’s national carrier said in a statement on Twitter...

    Two Boeing Dreamliners hired from Kenya Airways used a different map system to its own, it said, adding that it had asked Panasonic, which runs the system, to change the maps “without delay”...

  • Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

    Google Maps users will now be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family — the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing...

    The location-monitoring feature was rolled out on Wednesday as an update to the Google Maps mobile app, which is already installed on most of the world's smartphones...

  • NA panel opposes maps showing AJK as disputed territory

    ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Assembly’s defence committee on Tuesday said that maps showing Azad Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory should not be used...

    Defence Secretary re­­tired Lt Gen Zamirul Hassan Shah informed the panel that the issue had already been addressed and hard and soft copies of the map of Pakistan had been forwarded to all ministries, divisions and departments, including overseas missions...

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