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Pakistan Turkey relations

Pakistani Turkish relations are foreign relations between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of Turkey. One Nation Two States is the phrase that best describes the relations between Turkey and Pakistan. The people of both countries have brotherly relations which date back to centuries. Moreover, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Pakistan his second home. Both ... Read More »

Unless we have a system of check and balance, this institution cannot be reformed.

Mr. Khalid Sultan joined Pakistan civil services in 1980. He was an army officer and still believes that of any institution of this country Army takes the cake in structural and procedural discipline. He came to the civil services from the 10 per cent quota reserved for the army. He has no qualms about his appointments though many around him ... Read More »

The invisible hand

In the wake of Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder, the best thing we can do for this country’s embattled non-Muslim peoples is to highlight how we remain hostage even now to the ideology of national security It is telling that there has not been nearly as much of an uproar amongst the chattering classes about Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder as there was two ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS January 2011 – February 2011

Current Pakistan National Affairs Remittances reach $5.2 b in 6 months: Six months of the current fiscal ended on a good note as the overseas Pakistanis sent 17 per cent higher remittances compared to the same period of last fiscal year. The State Bank on January 11 reported that the overseas Pakistanis sent $5.291 billion during July-December, 2010 showing an ... Read More »

Global warming: Global warming means earth is becoming warmer gradually.

Outline Introduction What is global warming? Green house effect Evidences of global warming/climate change a)    Temperature, b)    Precipitation, c)    Rise in sea level. Causes of global warming-emissions Sources of emissions Who are responsible for green house emissions?  Possible  impacts of global warming: a)    Most affected would be marginalised communities, b)    Coastal areas, c)    Frequent and strong storms and floods, d)   ... Read More »

Acquaintance with English words would make composition easy and impressive.

We should learn the words not as dead specimens in a dictionary, but as living units of thoughts and feeling in a book. This is undoubtedly the best method. The question of vocabulary has tremendous importance for the students. If their stock of English words is not rich, they will be faced with insuperable difficulties at every step when they ... Read More »

One must improve one’s writing skill in English because it is the fundamental requirement for written part of the CSS exam.

Kindly tell us about your educational background. I did MA in English Literature and Political Science. I worked as a lecturer for 14 months at Murray College, Sialkot, before joining the Civil Services Academy. What are the pre-requisites for the CSS examination? A second division at graduation level and determination are the foremost pre-requisites for the CSS. First of all, ... Read More »

One must seek proper guidance from seniors (In Conversation with Zain-ul-Abideen Ansari)

Please tell us about your educational background. I belong to district Hyderabad (Sindh) and have done MSc in ‘Criminology’ as well as MBA in Human Resource Management (HRM) from University of Sindh, Jamshoro. It was after doing MBA when I decided to appear in the CSS examination. What type of ability, talent and knowledge should a candidate for CSS examination ... Read More »

The present government needs to convince their parliamentarians to support construction of Kalabagh and other dams

As engineer he received President of Pakistan’s Gold Medal in Engineering in 1977 and has written 50 technical articles printed in national and international journals. Dr. Amjad Parvez wears three caps at a time. He is engineer by profession, a musician and writer by passion. He inherited all these qualities from his family. His father Sheikh Abdul Karim, was head ... Read More »