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Manuscripts of classic signature works of Abu'l Qasim Firdawsi and Shekh Saadi glass-cased in the gallery of National Museum Karachi are few of the remarkable treasure that this museum has in its reserve. Dim glow of light has been maintained over these rare manuscripts so as to save them from being damaged under high powered exposure.
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If you have decided to leave your country and start a new career in a migration friendly country then be vigilant and watchful to protect yourself from migration frauds and visa scams. Immigration fraud is violating, a country's immigration laws. Human traffickers and criminals are active world-wide to exploit visa seekers. Foreign embassies in Pakistan have warned visa seekers to be aware of many existing scams on the internet, including advance fee scams, lottery scams, online misleading information, unlicensed consultants, fake work permit offers and illegal immigration.
A fifth of the world's plant species are at risk of extinction, British researchers warned Tuesday in an unprecedented global census of the plant kingdom. The survey by Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London, said 21 percent of species are under threat. The report, the first of its kind, is intended to become a global reference point for the study of plants.
South Africa's SALT telescope has helped detect the first white dwarf pulsar, the latest co-discovery that has astronomers eager to use the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere to unlock the galaxy's secrets. Quick reaction times, as well as being significantly cheaper than similar European or American facilities in producing the science are key competitive advantages, said a senior astronomer at the SALT consortium during a media visit.
A Dutch sculpture presented on Earth Day spouts water 6 meters high without using conventional water or power sources in what creators hope will inspire new ways to ease resource shortages in drought-prone climates. The Solar Fountain, which took Dutch inventor Ap Verheggen six years to develop, produces around 2 liters (4.2 pints) of water per day using an ordinary dehumidifier, two 250-watt solar panels and a rechargeable battery pack.
Australian director George Miller is at a highpoint in a masterful career. His "Mad Max: Fury Road" won a swag of awards, adding to a long list of acclaimed movies, and this week he will bask in the glory of presiding over the Cannes film festival jury.