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How to deal with India

How to deal with India

Pakistan must acquire interests and instincts of a reviving economy Pakistan’s relationship with India has remained among one of the most contentious in the world. If for nothing, both are especially influential at containing each other, at least. For hawks across the borders, their mutual enmity and distrust of each other form the most important and even the sole support. ... Read More »

EDUCATION REFORMS

EDUCATION REFORMS

Panacea to All Ills Education is considered the mainstay of a country’s growth as it plays a catalytic role in socioeconomic development. In any society, economic progress or social change can be stimulated and sustained only when common people are provided with education. Development of any country is directly dependent on quality education, especially the technical and vocational training, as ... Read More »

The Visit of Saudi Crown Prince

The Visit of Saudi Crown Prince

A New Era in Pak-Saudi Ties Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s arrival to Pakistan was nothing short of a royal affair. A formation of JF-17 thunder jets and F-16 fighter jets escorted the plane of the Crown Prince after its entry into the Pakistani airspace. On arrival, the Crown Prince was given a 21-gun salute. He was received by ... Read More »

In Conversation with M. Asif Nawaz (PAS), 6th in Pakistan 1st in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CSS 2017-18

In Conversation with M. Asif Nawaz (PAS), 6th in Pakistan 1st in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CSS 2017-18

Many of the books I consulted for my preparation were published by JWT Publications. Very pertinent to mention is the monthly Jahangir’s World Times; it is immensely helpful for CSS preparation. I recommend it to all aspirants. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): Please tell us about your educational background? Muhammad Asif Nawaz (MAN): I did my matriculation from Army Burn Hall ... Read More »

In Conversation with Suleman Mansha, 15th in Punjab, PMS 2017-18

In Conversation with Suleman Mansha, 15th in Punjab, PMS 2017-18

For General Knowledge, past papers of PPSC and Current Affairs MCQs regularly published by JWT magazine make the top choice and the best option. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background? Suleman Mansha (SM): I did matriculation as a private candidate from BISE Lahore. Later, I joined teh Government College University, Lahore, from ... Read More »

Pakistan at the World Government Summit 2019

Pakistan at the World Government Summit 2019

By: Khalid Khurshid Over 4,000 individuals from 140 countries, including heads of state and top officials from 30 international organisations, took part in the seventh World Government Summit 2019 (WGS 2019), held from February 10 to 12 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Global political and business decision-makers, NGOs and philanthropists chose the seventh Summit to create a vision for a ... Read More »

Building a Knowledge Economy

Building a Knowledge Economy

A sine qua non of benefitting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution We are living in exciting yet challenging times. We are in the era of knowledge economy wherein knowledge rather than material resources is considered an asset. Advancements in the field of information technology have brought us to a wondrous stage of human history where a huge amount of knowledge ... Read More »

Changing Dynamics of Kashmir Issue

Changing Dynamics of Kashmir Issue

Sanity must prevail With each passing day, human rights violations committed by Indian forces in Kashmir are increasing. And, there are no signs of abatement in the near future, mainly because the world powers are mere silent spectators. Use of ruthless power by Indian forces is giving rise to incidents of killings, abductions, forced disappearances and blinding and damaging of ... Read More »

Twelfth Five-Year Plan

Twelfth Five-Year Plan

Tax to GDP ratio projected from 15% to 20% In the recent past, massive changes have been introduced to the taxation regime. To ensure exchange of information in tax matters so as to prevent evasion and avoidance of tax through cross-border trade and financial transactions, Pakistan signed OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (MCA) on 14th ... Read More »

How to Fix the Pakistani Economy

Pakistani Economy

By: Dr S Akbar Zaidi Economic reform without political consensus is impossible By now, it is abundantly clear that the Pakistani economy is not working, at least not for the overwhelming majority of the people in the country, and perhaps not even for the politically well-connected rent-seeking elite for whom the entire economic structure has been distorted in the first ... Read More »