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WORLD IN FOCUS December 2010 – January 2011

Current Pakistan National Affairs Agreement reached on Tapi gas pipeline: The leaders of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Turkmenistan agreed on December 11 to move forward with a complicated and risky plan to build a natural gas pipeline across rugged territory plagued by war and terrorism.     The pipeline, which would terminate in India, would bring huge amounts of gas ... Read More »

Global Zero: world without nuclear weapons

It is clear that if we don’t achieve ‘Global Zero’, our planet is always at risk, of being converted into a ‘Ground Zero. Outline 1.    Introduction 2.    Brief history of nuclear weapons 3.    Perils of nuclear weapons 4.    Need to eliminate nuclear weapons 5.    Global zero initiative 6.    Is this goal achievable? Yes: a.    Historical support b.    Political will c.   ... Read More »

Global Zero: world without nuclear weapons

It is clear that if we don’t achieve ‘Global Zero, our planet is always at risk, of being converted into a Ground Zero. Outline 1.    Introduction 2.    Brief history of nuclear weapons 3.    Perils of nuclear weapons 4.    Need to eliminate nuclear weapons 5.    Global zero initiative 6.    Is this goal achievable? Yes: a.    Historical support b.    Political will c.   ... Read More »

A Greater India Dream myth exposed

For some reason, nuclear and security-related issues have remained a no go area for Pakistani researchers and academics.No wonder, we have not had any meaningful literature on India-Pakistan nuclear stand-off and its regional and global implications. In an unlettered society where one rarely comes across people genuinely into writing or reading and where books are sold not by content but ... Read More »

World Order: Unipolar to Multipolar

History has witnessed cycles of rise and fall of civilisations, empires and regional as well as global powers. In past, military power was the only decisive factor in ‘balance of power’ among nations. Outline: 1.    Introduction 2.    Brief history of World Order 3.    United States’ Uni-polar Status 4.    Determinants of World Order a)    Economic strength b)    Military power c)    International ... Read More »

Crisis of Good Governance in Pakistan

An essay outline regarding the CSS and other competitive examinations relating to the topic of crisis or bad governance, essentials, causes and remedies. Introduction Good governance is a prerequisite for social harmony, public order, political stability, economic prosperity and certainty about future. It delivers the fruit of progress and development evenly to all and sundry. Good governance is required at ... Read More »

ARE WE BORN TO BE NEGLECTED?

The real change will come when the social barriers will gradually disappear in order to eliminate gender discrimination. Discrimination is formulated when the balance is not found. Discrimination against women in Pakistan is matter of concern these days. Unfortunately, mostly female children are exposed to the gender discrimination and their rights are violated. Women who are living in urban areas ... Read More »

Media Ethics in Pakistan

This is the right time that media owners, editors, practitioners and professional journalists should pay due attention to the issue and prepare a comprehensive code. Media is regarded as eyes and ears of a society which not only serves as a watchdog but also provides credible information regarding important and newsworthy national and international events to enrich and strengthen the ... Read More »