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Pak-US Relations in Historical Perspective

There is lot of resentment in Pakistan against the US policy of aggression in the region, and discrimination and intimidation of Pakistan. Immediately after the creation of Pakistan its leadership came in the US trap of encircling and stopping former Soviet Union’s expansion into West and South Asia. Pakistan had three options: First to pursue a non-aligned policy, second to ... Read More »

The Role of Intelligence Agencies

An intelligence agency is a government secret service that is devoted to collect information for national security and defence. An intelligence agency is a government secret service that is devoted to collect information for national security and defence. Means of information gathering may include espionage, communication interception, cryptanalysis, cooperation with other institutions, and evaluation of public sources. Intelligence agencies can ... Read More »

Obama and the Middle East Conflict

We believe that the Palestinian-Israeli peace process is one issue that requires priority and concerted efforts of all states, and that the United Nations which was central to the establishment of the State of Israel must not remain on the sideline in the process. Recently, President Barack Obama while speaking to the famous Israeli lobby in Washington remarked that ‘The ... Read More »

IRAQ

The withdrawal of American forces from Iraq has been a contentious issue within the US since the beginning of the Iraq war. Capital (and largest city): Baghdad Official language(s): Arabic, Kurdish Demonym: Iraqi Government: Federal parliamentary republic President: Jalal Talabani Prime Minister: Nouri al-Maliki Independence: From the Ottoman Empire: October 1, 1919 From the United Kingdom: October 3, 1932 Republic: ... Read More »

Another Failed Military Coup in Turkey

The change in the constitution paves the way for trial of army generals responsible for the 1980 coup, consequently sending a warning to those who may engage in future coups. Turkey arrested and jailed Air Force Academy commander along with three other officers on the charge of overthrowing the government in which more than 200 officers are accused. Their detention ... Read More »

Peshawar University Doing Well Academically:

Prof. Dr. Azmat Hayat Khan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Peshawar Jahangir’s World Times: How Peshawar University is doing academically? Azmat Hayat Khan: Our Faculty of Science is doing very well, especially departments of physics, chemistry, bio-Chemistry and micro-Biology, etc. On the other hand, I admit that our social sciences’ departments are not doing as good as before. In fact, earlier in ... Read More »

We Need to Have Uniform Education System.

Sartaj Aziz Vice-Chancellor, Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore Jahangir’s World Times team conducted an interview with Mr Sartaj Aziz, Vice-Chancellor, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, and asked a number of questions regarding, why our education system is failed, issues in the allocation of education budget, private universities and quality education, employment and future of the students, views regarding the devolution of ... Read More »

Vocabulary

Alert: To warn; call to readiness If you had not alerted him in time, he would have been killed by his enemies. Allocate: To allot; distribute; apportion The government has decided to allocate Rs. 10 million for health education. Allude: To intimate; hint; refer to indirectly She was far too polite to allude to the stain on his jacket. Allusion: ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS April 2011 May 2011

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Relationship on solid footing: The Central Intelligence Agency issued an unusual statement after a meeting between the US and Pakistani spy chiefs, saying that the relationship between the CIA and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence ‘remains on solid footing. Call for ending slab benefits for domestic electricity consumers: Projecting the annual energy import bill to increase to a whopping $50 ... Read More »