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May 2018

Jahangir’s World Times Magazine

Education System of Pakistan

Education System of Pakistan

By: Qurat-ul-Ain Issues and the Way Forward Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world. It enhances not only analytical abilities but also critical thinking of the students. Unfortunately, being a developing country, Pakistan faces almost all sorts of socioeconomic problems. One of the major reasons behind all these problems is low literacy rate ... Read More »

ANOTHER TAX AMNESTY

ANOTHER TAX AMNESTY

A Serious Effort or An Election Gimmick? Tax amnesty is generally offered to taxpayers to offer them an opportunity to disclose income or assets accumulated through untaxed sources and to pay their unpaid taxes. It generally takes the form of reduced or no interest or penalties and freedom from prosecution. Tax amnesties are announced to stop tax evasion, increase tax ... Read More »

Jurisprudence of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan

Jurisprudence of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan

The constitution of a country constitutes its system; in this sense, the constitution, whether written or unwritten, assumes paramount significance. The experience of Pakistan in writing and adhering to its written constitutions has not been ideal. The subordination of state will to the written constitution has been a persistent challenge. Constitutionalism, therefore, has been a sine qua non for the ... Read More »

KASHMIR on the Boil Again

KASHMIR on the Boil Again

Violence is never a solution to the problem The month of April 2018 started with yet another episode of terrorism and oppression carried out by the Indian army in Kashmir. On the very first day of the month, Indian security forces brutally killed at least 20 people and injured more than 200. As per the reports, hundreds of people came ... Read More »

Syria after the US-led attacks

Syria after the US-led attacks

By: Rami G Khouri  Russia, Iran and Turkey will determine the future of Syria As the dust settles from the Franco-Anglo-American missile attacks against Syrian targets, we find once again that narrow military action in one corner of that ravaged country may have little impact on the wider political and security picture. The current geopolitics of the Syrian conflict is ... Read More »

Prof. Stephen F. Cohen

Prof. Stephen F. Cohen

A Candid Conversation with the famed Russia Expert “The cardinal charge is that Russian intelligence agencies hacked the Democratic National Committee, stole Mrs. Clinton’s and then John Podesta’s e-mails, and gave them to WikiLeaks for distribution in order to harm her campaign. But there is not one iota of factual evidence to prove this allegation.” Known to be the most ... Read More »

India’s Military Doctrine Shifts and Regional Security

India's Military Doctrine Shifts and Regional Security

Through its various military strategies, India has always tried to coerce Pakistan and sometimes even to inflict some backbreaking damage to the latter’s territorial integrity. Historically, Indian policymakers have treaded the path of aggression and subversion preached by their political forefather Kautilya. Making Kautilya’s thoughts their baseline, Indians kept on trying and employing different ways and means for dominance and ... Read More »

CHINA’S PETRO-YUAN

CHINA'S PETRO-YUAN

The end of the dollar hegemony? In its efforts to make the Chinese currency yuan, or reminbi, more international and to break the US dollar’s global dominance, China has launched its own petro currency: Petro-yuan. With a step that is likely to upend, and reshape, the global oil market, the Shanghai International Energy Exchange launched the first crude futures contracts ... Read More »