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August 2018

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Responding to the US threats

Responding to the US threats

In spite of all its machinations, the United States of America has failed to vanquish Pakistan. Now, nothing can happen. When lethal terrorist outfits like TTP, BLA, Al-Qaeda and others, who had their presence from Karachi to Peshawar and from Gwadar to Lahore, could not weaken Pakistan, what would they do now with only a few hundred survivors? When President ... Read More »

PAKISTAN’S FOREIGN POLICY 1947-2005

PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN POLICY 1947-2005

Those seriously interested in Pakistan’s foreign policy should keenly study Abdul Sattar’s book, especially because he has tried to narrate, what he calls “plain history” of Pakistan’s foreign policy since independence. The book assumes more importance because there is a serious dearth of literature on Pakistan’s foreign policy. S.M. Burke’s Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: An Historical Analysis is the first comprehensive ... Read More »

The 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction goes to Kamila Shamsie for Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie for Home Fire

Renowned British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Home Fire. It was the third time that Ms Shamsie had been nominated for the award, previously known as the Baileys Prize and Orange Prize. The other shortlisted titles included: (a) The Idiot by Elif Batuman; (ii) The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen ... Read More »

Reforming the BRETTON WOODS System

Reforming the BRETTON WOODS System

The Bretton Woods Institutions are the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), established at a meeting of 43 countries in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA, in 1944. The World Bank and the IMF are seen as wielding tremendous power and influence, but exclude the voices of developing countries most adversely affected by financial and trade policies. Equally important ... Read More »

LCM & HCF

LCM & HCF

1. The LCM of two numbers is 864 and their HCF is 144. One of the numbers is 288, the other is: (a) 576       (b) 432 (c) 1296     (d) 144 2. LCM of two numbers is 225 and their HCF is 5. If one number is 25, the other will be: (a) 5          ... Read More »