Category: News Reports

Families of the ‘disappeared’ hear nothing but silence from officialdom

KARACHI: On a sunny weekend afternoon, the road leading to New Rizvia Society in Karachi’s Safoora Goth area has very thin traffic. A huge billboard overlooking the visitors at the society’s main gate demands the recovery of Engineer Syed Mumtaz Hussain Rizvi. Rizvi’s wife and nephew talk and share the details of his disappearance in …

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Girls take lead in the regional round of Math Challenge 2018 in Karachi

Mathematics is an interesting subject — or at least it is expected to be around the world. However, if you hated math at school, it is probably because you grew up learning it in a boring, textbook-based environment. Pakistan is not known for its prowess in math internationally and lags behind many Asian countries in the …

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Pakistani science enthusiast’s astronomical observatory wins $5,000 grant

A Pakistani science enthusiast’s astronomical observatory has won a $5,000 grant at the National Science Week 2017, an initiative of the Government of Australia. The Southern Cross Outreach Observatory Project (Scoop) is a domed observatory mounted on a trailer and equipped with a computerised telescope. The aim of the observatory is to make astronomy more …

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New Horizons: US spacecraft whizzes by Pluto in historic flyby

  By: AFP/Bilal Karim Mughal  After an interplanetary voyage of nine years, and covering a distance of approximately 3 billion miles, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has buzzed past Pluto in a historic flyby. At this historic moment, the spacecraft has taken the most detailed images of Pluto ever taken, which will enable the scientists to …

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