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Testing Times Ahead!

EDITORIAL JUN-19

Testing Times Ahead! With the surge of populist, nationalist leaders, especially in countries that are of key importance to world affairs, there were considerable apprehensions that peace of the world would be at stake. The policies such leaders expounded on, and steps they took, bode ill for the future of the world. The biggest example of such a ‘patriot’ leader ... Read More »

Proposed Civil Service Reforms (Editorial May 2019)

Proposed Civil Service Reforms (Editorial May 2019)

A step in the right direction, but prudence is needed he matter of civil service reforms is again the talk of the town. Some informed insiders have confirmed to this publication that the government intends to thoroughly overhaul the civil service structure. It is because there is a strong perception – and perhaps a perfectly justified one – that the ... Read More »

The Christchurch Massacre (Editorial April 2019)

The Christchurch Massacre (Editorial April 2019)

Islamophobia is real, deadly and spreading “The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them.”— Chinese Proverb The world today is reeling under the claws of terrorism. This menace has once again taken a heavy toll in the form of lives of nearly fifty innocent Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand. These ghastly attacks were, in ... Read More »

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

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

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 stuff like notes and guidebooks. Exam trend ... Read More »

Pakistan Making Progress on External and Internal Fronts (Editorial February 2019)

Editorial February 2019

January 2019 has been a month of encouraging progress for Pakistan on external as well as internal fronts, with two big events, that is, Afghan peace talks and the mini-budget, dominating as the talk of the town. As for the first one, a major breakthrough was achieved in peace talks between Afghan Taliban and the United States, which was made ... Read More »

How to Crack CSS 2019 Exam (Editorial January 2019)

How to Crack CSS 2019 Exam

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pelé Since CSS 2019 written exam is scheduled to start from 14th February 2019, it is an opportune time for the aspirants to know the secrets of success in this prestigious competitive exam. ... Read More »

Honeymoon Over, Reality Sets In! (Editorial December 2018)

Honeymoon Over, Reality Sets In

“Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.” — Catherine Pulsifer A lot of hullabaloo by opposition, much-hyped austerity drive, euphoria over 5 million homes and 10 million new jobs, slogans of strict accountability, economic upheaval, plummeting of stock exchange, rupee in a freefall, judicial activism, TLP’s sit-in that brought the ... Read More »

The World in Flux and Pakistan (Editorial November 2018)

The World in Flux & Pakistan

How to make lemonade of lemons Pakistan’s location gives it “A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.” — Joseph Fort Newton With changes happening at a rapid pace, the world seems to be in a fluid state. A great many developments in the realm ... Read More »

Making Right Decisions for CSS 2019 (Editorial October 2018)

CSS 2019

The result for the written part of CSS 2018 exam is out and, as per the official notification, a total of 24,010 candidates had submitted their admission forms but 11,887 chose to actually appear in the written exam. And out of this lot, only 569 candidates – 4.79 percent of those appeared – have qualified. Given the very low pass ... Read More »

An Uphill Battle Starts (Editorial September 2018)

An Uphill Battle Starts (Editorial September 2018)

After a struggle spanning twenty-two years, Kaptaan has, finally, taken the helm of the ship named Pakistan. He had, in the recent past, made tall claims and lofty promises to turn this country into a Naya Pakistan. Now the time has come to live up to those. His initial announcements after assuming the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan ... Read More »