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WORLD IN FOCUS 11th April to 10th May

Current Pakistan National Affairs 12-04-2012    Dawn No arms conduit, green signal for non-lethal Nato supplies: The parliament recommended to the government to no more let Pakistan serve as conduit of arms to Afghanistan, but gave a green signal for a resumption of non-lethal Nato supplies to the war-ravaged country. And before the joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate ... Read More »

What has gone wrong with the system of education in Pakistan?

Introduction Quaid’s view on education Concept of education’ meaning and definition Significance of education’ as pillar of success Education’ an agent of socioeconomic reforms Spinal cord of the nation Thesis statement leading to conclusion Pakistan’s Education System as per 1973 Constitution Educational and economic reforms in backward areas Removing illiteracy Promotion of technical education’ basic concern Education’ access to all ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS 11th March-10th April 2012

NATIONAL AFFAIRS 12-03-2012    Dawn Change of guard goes off smoothly in Senate: Senate’s new Chairman Nayyer Hussain Bokhari and Deputy Chairman Sabir Baloch took oath of office after their unanimous election. In accordance with an agreement among various parties, the opposition did not field any candidate against the PPP nominees. 13-03-2012    Dawn Chinese bank ditches Iran gas project: A consortium ... Read More »

Corruption In Pakistan Mother of all ills

Pakistan is lagging behind in all spheres of life. This is the outcome of corruption. It has brought Pakistan to the point where it has lost its identity and failed to establish its credibility among the other nations of the world. Introduction: Definition of corruption Root cause of all ills in Paki    stan Socio-economic backwardness’ an outcome of corruption Thesis ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS 11th February ’10th March 2012

NATIONAL AFFAIRS 11-02-2012    Dawn Pakistan, S. Lanka sign three MoUs: Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed three memoranda of understanding to promote cooperation in the fields of trade, technical education and media. 13-02-2012    The News SC orders PM’s trial: The Supreme Court indicted Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on contempt of court charges for disregarding its order in the controversial National ... Read More »

Need for Good Governance in Pakistan

No one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in its effect towards supporting free and good government.’Thomas Jefferson Outline: Introduction Definition and concept of good governance Pre requisites/ Essentials of good governance Essentials of good governance: Stable democracy/ political stability Constitutional supremacy Rule of law/ effective implementation of law ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS 11th January- 10th February 2012

NATIONAL AFFAIRS 14-01-2012/Dawn All cases terminated under NRO reopened: The National Accountability Bureau has reopened all 155 cases terminated under the National Reconciliation Ordinance at different stages of court proceedings, Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari, the NAB chairman, told media. 15-01-2012/Dawn IT project named after Arfa Karim: Acknowledging the achievement of the late computer prodigy Arfa Karim Randhawa, the Sindh government ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS December January 2011

NATIONAL AFFAIRS 11-12-2011/Dawn US vacates Shamsi airbase; FC in control: The United States completed evacuation of the Shamsi airbase when two aircraft took off with the last contingent of 32 troops. Frontier Corps personnel took over the airbase after departure of the American soldiers. 13-12-2011/The News Senate passes bill to provide financial aid to jailed women: A pro-women legislation aimed ... Read More »

The New Great Game and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

Outline Introduction Need of oil and gas Concept of regionalism Importance for Muslim countries Background Breakdown of the Soviet Union Caspian region Monopoly of the OPEC US’s  interests in the Region Oil dependency Countering influence of China Application for SCO membership Chinese Interests Enormous need for oil Xinjiang under the threat of terrorism Pakistan’s  Interests Need of oil and gas ... Read More »