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March 2018

Pakistan’s Stifled Bureaucracy

A World in Peril

An Interview with Noam Chomsky Question: Trump’s buffoonery gets endlessly covered by the media while the actual policies he is striving to enact receive less attention. Do you think he has any coherent policy goals? Answer: At one level, Trump’s antics ensure that attention is focused on him, and it makes little difference how. Who even remembers the charge that ... Read More »

The 2018 Pyeongchang WINTER OLYMPICS

After some two years of extreme and ever-rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a mini-rapprochement between South Korea and North Korea has been seen. On February 09, the 2018 Winter Olympics began in PyeongChang, a county in Gangwon Province of South Korea. The PyeongChang Olympic Stadium welcomed all 92 countries boasting nearly 3,000 athletes, with all eyes on the sight ... Read More »

Trump’s National Security Strategy

A return to ‘principled realism’ On December 18, 2017, US President, Donald J. Trump, unveiled his administration’s National Security Strategy wherein he outlined the foundation and priorities that will drive US foreign policy during his time in office. The Strategy starts by declaring that it will use “principled realism” to put American interests, values and prosperity first. It says that ... Read More »

Key Points of Paigham-e-Pakistan

The unanimously agreed document titled “Paigham-e-Pakistan,” prepared in accordance with the injunctions of the Holy Quran, the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) and the Constitution of Pakistan, reflects the collective thinking of the State of Pakistan. The Message identifies the problems faced by the State of Pakistan and provides basis to devise a strategy to achieve the goals of the ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor (March 2018)

Well done, JWT! Central Superior Services (CSS) is one of the most prestigious exams in Pakistan. Going through the very exam is also a tough task. But, the JWT magazine always provides great knowledge and guidance to the prospective. Most of the candidates fear the very first paper of the exam i.e. English essay. But, a few days before the ... Read More »

Reforming, and Empowering, Bureaucracy (Editorial March 2018)

“The services are the backbone of the state. Governments are formed. Governments are defeated. Prime Ministers come and go, ministers come and go, but you stay on. Therefore, there is a very great responsibility placed on your shoulders. You should have no hand in supporting this political party or that political party, this political leader or that political leader. This ... Read More »

Women’s Reproductive Health

An Oft-ignored Fundamental Right  “Human development is adequate provision of fundamental human rights.” This idea was propounded by Dr Mahboob-ul-Haq, an outstanding visionary social thinker from Pakistan. Ironically, Dr Haq’s own country has failed the cause of human development as it was ranked 147 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Report 2016. The abysmal state of human rights ... Read More »