May 2016

World in Focus (March-April 2016)

NATIONAL Mar 16: Supreme Court allowed Pervez Musharraf to go abroad by upholding SHC order that called for removing his name from the ECL. Mar 16: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar-winning documentary, “A Girl in the River” was screened at the UN. Mar 16-17: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov undertook a two-day visit to Pakistan. Eight accords on cooperation including an MoU on …

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Understanding Patriarchy

Patriarchy is undoubtedly the most-talked-about institution in Gender Studies. The widespread use of the term grew out of feminist debates about gender in 1960s and 1970s. Patriarchy replaced the earlier term sexism; emphasizing the importance of institution in gender oppression rather than individual prejudice. It is still referred to indicate a social system in which maleness and masculinity confer a …

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The Pangs of Social Transformation

of Social Transformation

No century in recorded history has experienced so many social transformations and such radical ones as the twentieth century has. This trend is likely to continue at unprecedented pace in this century as well. The phenomenon of social transformation has become a part and parcel of every society. In social scientific literature, the term is being increasingly used to describe …

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In South Asia SAARC Promoting Regionalism

Last quarter of the twentieth century was the era of regional integration. It was during this period that regional organizations, which according to Dr Kheffens are shaped by “voluntary association of sovereign states within a certain area or having common interest in that area for a joint purpose,” were created. Most important of them are Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), European …

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Enrich your Vocabulary

Answers are RED and Italic. Choose the word MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the capitalized word. 1. SPARTAN (a) Opulent    (b) Austere (c) Joyous    (d) Ecstatic 2. IMMINENT (a) Eminent     (b) Immediate (c) Future     (d) Impending 3. VOCIFEROUS (a) Violent     (b) Loud (c) Secret     (d) True 4. EFFRONTERY (a) Affirmation    (b) Commentary (c) Rudeness    (d) Compliance …

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A school of thought believes there is no discrimination on the basis of gender in the world, so no need to talk about gender inequality because no one’s rights are being violated. These people, to solidify their point, provide some examples like Article 25(2) of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973, which guarantees that “There shall be no discrimination on the …

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OPERATION ZARB-E-AZB Pakistan Winning the Anti-Terrorism War

While much of the world seems to be fighting a losing battle against terrorism, Pakistan has adopted a strategy over the past 20 months that has achieved unprecedented results. Nation’s exemplary successes are attributed to Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, who has unleashed the Zarb-e-Azb (Sword of the Prophet (PBUH)) on the extremists and terrorists. It is …

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Delegation means entrusting one’s authority to another, usually a subordinate, for facilitating the work of the organization. The person to whom authority is delegated is usually an immediate subordinate and is answerable for the use of the delegated powers to the delegator. It’s a kind of temporary transfer of general routine work for enabling the higher authority to attend to …

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