March 2015

International Women’s Day 2015

World in Focus (Jan – Feb 2015)

National, International News & MCQs National Jan 16: A severe shortage of petroleum products hit most parts of the Punjab province. Jan 17: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif suspended Petroleum Secretary Abid Saeed, Additional Secretary Naeem Malik, DG (Oil) C.M. Azam and Amjid Janjua, MD of the Pakistan State Oil in connection with the petrol shortage in Punjab.

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10 Weirdest Diplomatic Gifts Ever

1. François Hollande Got Camel After the France sent troops to Mali to help push out Islamic rebels that had seized the northern part of the country, Malian officials felt that the best way to thank French President François Hollande was to give him an exotic animal. Hollande gave that camel to a family from Timbuktu which ended up slaughtering …

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Terrorism Apartheid

In the contemporary world, individuals, world leaders, clerics, liberals and fundamentalists all speak against terrorism and condemn it in all its forms and manifestations. But an in-depth study of the attitudes of the international community reveals that policies to counter terrorism are absolutely ambiguous. The satanic minds of the perpetrators of terrorist attacks and the laxity of those supposed to …

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Technocracy Is It Pakistan’s Last Hope?

The view that ‘technocrats’ can deliver where politicians have failed crops up from time to time in Pakistan, gaining momentum whenever the representative government comes under severe political pressure. Implicit in this view is that technocrats take independent decisions without unwanted political influences. It is true in a sense that technocracy is a form of government in which the decision-makers …

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Challenges to Nation State System

Struggle for Power between Radicals and Status quo Forces It is evident from the history of the modern world, and of modern nation state system, that dissatisfaction among masses poses a substantial challenge to the existing systems and their beneficiaries. In its response, the status quo forces unite and form a front to neutralize any such threat to their established …

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Role of Students in Pakistan Movement

Students are the most energetic and enthusiastic segment of a society. These young, lively, active, dynamic and vigorous men and women have high ambition and goals, and are also blessed with the energy to fulfil their dreams. Almost all the great revolutions of the modern world have the youth or student factor in common. The creation of Pakistan too had …

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Unemployment in Pakistan

A Grave Challenge We Must Rise To The chronic unemployment crisis is one of the gravest challenges Pakistan has been facing since long and which, unfortunately, still continues to haunt us. In Pakistan, even a person who has ability and willingness to work is unable to get a proper job opportunity. In the current situation, more than three million people …

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Pakistan’s Urbanization

The Coming Big Challenge “Rapid urbanisation is neither a crisis nor a tragedy. It is a challenge for the future.” Dr Mahbubul Haq in Human Development Report 1990 Pakistan, long a nation defined by its large rural populations and dominant agricultural industries, is undergoing a dramatic urban shift. A recent report by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs …

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5 Reasons Why People Fail CSS Exam

An attempt to highlight the causes of failure in CSS exam You appeared! You appeared and you failed! No problem! No problem if things are clear to you! No problem if you know what failed you. And really no problem at all if you are determined to fight back and break the failure jinx next time!

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