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Letters to the Editor (March 2019)

Pulwama Attack The attack, which killed more than 40 personnel of the Indian army stationed in Indian-occupied Kashmir, has been hotly debated on Indian channels. The responsibility of lethal attack has been claimed by Jaish-e-Muhammad, and was executed by Aadil Ahmed Dar. India is ever ready to accuse Pakistan for any mishap in India or the occupied territory of Kashmir. ... Read More »

Lessons to Learn from CSS 2019 Examination (Editorial March 2019)

Lessons to Learn from CSS 2019 Examination (Editorial March 2019)

Lessons to Learn from CSS 2019 Examination Written part of Competitive Examination CSS 2019 is over. As always, it’s time to analyze this year’s question papers and exam trends. As for their content and style, it cannot be denied that these question papers nonplussed most of the candidates, especially those who thought they would get through by relying on traditional ... Read More »

World in Focus (Dec 18 – Jan 19)

World in Focus (Dec ’18 – Jan 19)

NATIONAL Dec 16: Pakistan was elected as the Vice President and the Rapporteur of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Dec 17: The opposition unanimously named JUI-F leader Advocate Malik Sikandar as the leader of opposition in the Balochistan Assembly. Dec 17: Chief of the Army Staff ... Read More »

Tourism in Pakistan; A great hidden economic strength!

Tourism in Pakistan

Tourism and related activities are considered a great source of revenue generation for an economy as this sector contributes a fair share to a country’s economic development and growth. It supplements foreign exchange earnings, and sometimes also finances the import of capital goods necessary for the growth of manufacturing sectors in an economy. On the other hand, rapid economic growth ... Read More »

Hypersonic Weapons An Explainer

Hypersonic Weapons

Hypersonic weapons are those that can travel at Mach 5 or higher, which is at least five times faster than the speed of sound, or around one mile (1.6km) per second. For reference, commercial airliners fly subsonically, just below Mach 1 whereas modern fighter jets can travel supersonically at Mach 2 or Mach 3. A traditional jet engine could operate ... Read More »

The 2nd Caliph of Islam Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq (RA)

The 2nd Caliph of Islam Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq (RA)

An ever-green plant that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had beseeched the Creator to beautify the garden of Islam with was Hazrat Abu Hafs Umar ibn al-Khattab (RA), also known as Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq (RA). He (RA) was highly sagacious, extremely wise, completely just, and possessed a privileged personality for whose acceptance of Islam the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had implored his Lord ... Read More »

REAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD TRANSFORM PEOPLE’S LIVES, NOT JUST ECONOMIC STATISTICS

REAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD TRANSFORM PEOPLE'S LIVES, NOT JUST ECONOMIC STATISTICS

By: Raqeeb Kakar 1. Introduction a) Imagined and real development b) Equality, opportunity and prosperity 2. Development as Economic Indicators a) 34th largest economy b) From tent city to leading textile exporter 3. Development as Transformation of People’s Lives a) Electricity-generation increased b) Highways network multiplied manifolds c) Opening of new job markets 4. Anatomy of Development in Pakistan a) ... Read More »