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October 2014

Jahangir’s World Times October 2014

World in Focus (Aug-Sep 2014)

National & International News & MCQs National Aug 16: “Inqilab” and “Azadi” marches settled down in Islamabad, flexing their muscles in more ways than one. Aug 16: A sessions judge ordered Lahore police to register a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, several other PML-N leaders and some police officials over the June 17 …

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Democracy in Pakistan

In Pakistan, democracy zigzagged over time. It got overrun by the top brass and it bounced back only to be pushed aside by the establishment, time and again. It is a sad story of ambitious generals, inept politicians, docile judges, some weak-kneed civil servants, wayward youth, insufferable feudal lords, myopic clerics and an ineffectual civil society as well as international …

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Education in Pakistan

Quotes | Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. (Nelson Mandela). The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. (Aristotle). Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. (William Butler Yeats) Definitions Oxford Dictionary The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at …

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Martial Laws in Pakistan

Since achieving independence from the British yoke on August 14, 1947, Pakistan had been under army rule for almost a half of the period of its life. Martial law was declared in this period for three times. These coups happened because initial years of Pakistan’s life were tumultuous to such an extent that country’s first premier, Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, …

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Agriculture in Pakistan | An Overview

The foremost objective of Agriculture sector in Pakistan is to ensure adequate production and availability of food for the population. It is the main source of livelihood for the rural population and it also ensures food availability to rural and urban inhabitants. It is a key sector of the economy as it provides raw materials to main industrial units of …

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Governance and Human Development

Governance and human development are closely intertwined as sustainable human development is almost impossible without good governance. No doubt, income plays a fundamental role, as argued by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, in facilitating the access of individuals to opportunities and capabilities. However, the relationship between income and capabilities is neither automatic nor constant, meaning good governance is a must to …

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Globalization & Pakistan | Internal Security Threats We Face Today

Pakistan is a consociational society where different religious groups are in conflict with each other on petty issues. There are many horizontal and vertical cleavages in Pakistan that keep people divided on the basis of religion, caste, creed, status and language along with everlasting lacuna between haves and have-nots. These cleavages are not only undermining Pakistan’s economic system but are …

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Pakistan’s Looming Demographic Crisis

While the politicians fight each other in Islamabad for control of Pakistan, they make no mention in their fiery speeches of the real crisis likely to stunt prosperity for generations. According to economists and demographers, the explosion that endangers Pakistan is not political but demographic. The UN has projected that if fertility rates remain constant, Pakistan’s population will jump to …

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