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TWO CHEERS FOR CHINA’S THIRD PLENUM

China’s party leadership just announced the country’s reform agenda that will guide government policymaking and implementation for the next decade. Like previous such plenum documents, the announcements outline only broad priorities. If Beijing is serious in implementing the third plenum document’s central message on the decisive role of markets, then this may well prove to be a pivotal moment in ... Read More »

World in Focus (Oct-Nov 2013)

News From National & International Press National Oct 18: A little known shadowy group, Ansarul Mujahideen, claimed responsibility for suicide attack in which KP Law Minister Israrullah Gandapur was killed. Oct 18: Malala Yousafzai met Queen Elizabeth II and gave the queen a copy of her book ‘I am Malala’. Oct 19: Malala Yousufzai and her two friends, Kainat Riaz ... Read More »

PAKISTAN AFFAIRS, 27 Oct, 1947: India launched a full-scale attack on Kashmir.

1 Jan, 1948: India took Kashmir dispute to UN Security Council. 1 Apr, 1948: India cut off water supply to Pakistan from two of its headworks, causing a dispute over water. 13 Aug, 1948: UN Security Council called for ceasefire in Kashmir and withdrawal of all Pakistani and Indian forces 11 Sept, 1948: Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah passed away. 12 ... Read More »

Science Facts

1. For humans, the normal pulse is 70 heartbeats per minute. Elephants have a slower pulse of 27 and for a canary it is 1000! 2.    The blood vessels in human body would reach about 60,000 miles if laid end to end. 3.    Half of body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days. 4.    A common bacterium, E. Coli, ... Read More »

10 Steps to Success

Your future hinges on the 3-hour performance that you actually give on paper in the examination hall. Every year, thousands dream to be a CSP officer; and to make this dream come true, extreme hard work and relentless, devotional efforts are put in. Remember, here your aim is only to get excellent marks so that you may secure a safe ... Read More »

QUERIES of CSS, PMS, PCS Aspirants

For all your queries about CSS, PMS, PCS and other Competitive Exams, please write to us or email at the following address: CSS GURU Jahangir’s World Times 121-D, Gulberg II, Lahore. email: cssguru@jworldtimes.com A Word from CSS Guru In November 2013 issue of JWT, Mr Mohsin Ali Mahesar suggested that CSS Guru should also mention common mistakes that are to ... Read More »

In Conversation with M. Waseem Ahmad, (PAS) 2nd in KP, CSS-2012

Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): Please tell about your educational background and achievements? Waseem Ahmad (WA): I did my matriculation from a government school in Rawalpindi. I am highly indebted to my teacher Sheikh Fazal Mehmood who is blind yet has a great, fertile mind. He instilled in me the passion to do the best. After my graduation from Abbottabad, I ... Read More »

Religious Extremism

It is apparent to every keen eye that the greatest issue Pakistan faces today is religious extremism. It is our misfortune that today this is not merely limited to an ideology. Its communication is through the written and spoken word. It has now crossed these confines and entered the realm of carnage and terrorism. The political, economic and social, in ... Read More »

EMERGING POWERS & COOPERATION

History of the human civilization manifests that the powers have emerged and have seen their collapse. Acadians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians, ancient China, ancient Greece, Byzantine, and in near past UK, USA, China and Russia have been the ‘superpowers’. As the famous cliche’ goes, history repeats itself, the history is repeating itself nowadays, right in front of us. The emergence ... Read More »