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January 2011

A Greater India Dream myth exposed

For some reason, nuclear and security-related issues have remained a no go area for Pakistani researchers and academics.No wonder, we have not had any meaningful literature on India-Pakistan nuclear stand-off and its regional and global implications. In an unlettered society where one rarely comes across people genuinely into writing or reading and where books are sold not by content but ... Read More »


Comprehension of an unseen prose passage forms quite an important part of CSS/PCS English. You may be asked to answer given questions on it or make a precis of it. In either case you will have to comprehend it thoroughly and interpret it correctly. You will have to read the passage twice or thrice in order to grasp its meaning. ... Read More »

Facts and Figures about FATA

1.Bajaur Agency Its administrative headquarter is at Khar. It is divided into two sub-divisions Khar, Nawagai and seven tehsils – Khar, Salazai, Uthmankhel, Nawagai, Charmar, Barang, Mamund. The total area of the agency is 1290 sq. km. The important rivers are Khwar and Panjgora – the main tributaries of Swat River. It was declared as a full-fledged Federally Administered Tribal ... Read More »

Candidates must choose their subjects carefully

Introduction Mr. Ahmed Farooq joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP) in 2001. During his ten years service, he has served as third secretary, second secretary and first secretary at New York in Pakistan’s mission to the United Nations. He also served as Assistant Director at Moscow in Pakistan’s embassy and had been Director SAARC at Foreign Office in Islamabad. ... Read More »

How to attempt Optional papers

If a candidate quotes the well-known sociologist over a particular area of sociology, he can secure impressive marks. Every subject has its own peculiar nature and standing. Two subjects are never same in their textual styles. History subjects are always objective and based on events and occurrences while subjects like sociology, journalism, public administration, etc. are conceptual and subjective in ... Read More »

The Art of Attempting Paper

Galloping in the wrong direction might not work but a leap into the right path will definitely benefit you a lot. The written exam for CSS-2011 is drawing closer and the aspirants must be in a hurry to retain as much knowledge about different subjects as they can. This is precisely what I was indulging myself into while preparing for ... Read More »

World Order: Unipolar to Multipolar

History has witnessed cycles of rise and fall of civilisations, empires and regional as well as global powers. In past, military power was the only decisive factor in ‘balance of power’ among nations. Outline: 1.    Introduction 2.    Brief history of World Order 3.    United States’ Uni-polar Status 4.    Determinants of World Order a)    Economic strength b)    Military power c)    International ... Read More »