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World in Focus ( Nov – Dec 2017 )

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NATIONAL Nov 16: The National Assembly passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, paving the way for the ECP to carry out fresh delimitation of constituencies on the basis of provisional census data. Nov 17: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, reaffirming the universal realization of the right to self-determination for people. The resolution was ... Read More »

SCO’s Expansion Prospects and Challenges

1. Introduction 2. Overview of SCO and Its Recent Expansion a. Establishment of SCO b. Geographical and historical overview c. Previous and new members 3. Importance and Significance of SCO in the Contemporary World a. Enormous potential for trade b. Shifting the global balance c. A step toward a multi-polar world 4. Prospects Emerging out of SCO’s Recent Expansion a. ... Read More »

2017: The year the bitcoin craze reached Wall Street

Bitcoin burst out of the shadows in 2017, seducing Wall Street and individual investors alike even though many still struggle to understand precisely what it is. The cryptocurrency’s rise is also pushing regulators to consider taking action after years of simply urging caution. Bitcoin started the year at $1,000 per unit in January but by mid-December had shot to within ... Read More »

3rd JWT Essay Competition Winner Essay

By: Saba Noor Accountability Strengthens Democracy Outline: 1. Introduction: (i) Democracy is the rule of majority. (ii) Accountability is the writ of majority. Thesis statement: Accountability is lifeblood of democracies. 2. Accountability – a strong pillar on which democracy is built (I) In governance, accountability is the answerability and liability. (ii) Accountability means surrendering before law and let law rule. (iii) Successful ... Read More »

Data protection and privacy

What is data? WITH the fast paced advancements in technology and the increasing pervasiveness of information and community technologies (ICTs) in everyday life, our personal information is accessible to multiple parties including corporations, governments, hackers, stalkers and other third parties. We have now entered what Klaus Schwab calls the fourth industrial revolution, which, he argues, is “characterised by a fusion ... Read More »

Palestine and peace

THE Trump decision to move the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem confirms the obvious. The US has no respect for international law, UN resolutions or international agreements. It has zero credibility as an honest broker anywhere. Its credibility is its power not its leadership. The clash of civilisations may have been intellectually debunked, but it is alive and ... Read More »

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: the Pentagon’s mysterious UFO programme

WASHINGTON: In the $600 billion annual Defence Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it. For years, the programme investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defence Department officials, interviews with programme participants and records obtained by ‘The New York Times’. It ... Read More »