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CSS EXAM 2018 Another Test, but of FPSC this time

CSS EXAM 2018 Another Test, but of FPSC this time

Surah-20 Ta Ha/ Ayat 6: To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. Owing to the holding of the Competitive Examination for induction into the Central Superior Services (CSS), the month of February has special importance for the aspirants. Over the past 10 years or so, worrying trends …

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The Trumpian Assault on Middle East Peace (Editorial January 2018)

The Trumpian Assault on Middle East Peace (Editorial January 2018)

Surah-20 Ta Ha/ Ayat 6: To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. Editorial for this month will focus, mainly, on two major issues; the first is Donald Trump’s announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the illegitimate state of Israel and the second is a viable …

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CSS 2018 (Editorial December 2017)

CSS 2018 (Editorial December 2017)

Surah-20 Ta Ha/ Ayat 6: To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. “There is no secret to success; it is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failures.” With these simple yet powerful words, Collin Powell, a former general in the US Army and the …

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Lessons for Pakistan in Xi’s Anti-Corruption Drive (Editorial November 2017)

Lessons for Pakistan in Xi’s Anti-Corruption Drive (Editorial November 2017)

Surah-20 Ta Ha/ Ayat 6: To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ― Nietzsche …

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Census 2017 and the Urbanization Challenge (Editorial October 2017)

Census 2017 and the Urbanization Challenge (Editorial September 2017)

Surah-20 Ta Ha/ Ayat 6: To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. After about nineteen years of dilly-dallying, the sixth Housing & Population Census in Pakistan was finally conducted this year. The provisional results of the headcount have been released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), and …

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ACCOUNTABILITY AND DEMOCRACY GO HAND IN HAND (Editorial August 2017)

Editorial JWT August 2017

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case, he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” (John Stuart Mill) Corruption, a chronic problem of Pakistan, is a festering wound on the body politic of the country. In the past, we have seen that governments were sent packing …

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Whither the Muslim World? (Editorial July 2017)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

The Riyadh Summit, or the US-Arab-Islamic Summit, and the ensuing events once again have highlighted the widening chasms in the Muslim world. It further reinforces the impression that Muslims are still very far from achieving the dream of the unity of Ummah. Although the summit was organised with the ostensible purpose of combating terrorism, the statements made by President Trump …

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Arresting the Civil Service Decline (Editorial June 2017)

Editorial JWT June 2017

The final result of CSS 2016 has once again reminded us of the urgency to revamp our country’s rotten education system. The result highlighted a painful fact that the FPSC had to choose from amongst only 199 candidates to fill in 351 vacancies in the federal government. Is CSS, which once attracted crème de la crème of the country, attracting …

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The Panama Verdict, A Deathblow to Corruption? (Editorial May 2017)

Letters to the Editor (September 2017)

“The secret of a great success for which you are at a loss to account is a crime that has never been found out, because it was properly executed.” — Honoré de Balzac Corruption has long been a festering sore on the body politic of Pakistan. Persistent low rankings on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index bear testimony to the fact …

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Solving the Language Riddle for CSS-2018 (Editorial April 2017)

Editorial JWT April 2017

Since the promulgation of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973, there has been a lot of debate, albeit intermittently, on the issue of national and official language of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Article 251 of the 1973 Constitution grants Urdu the status of Pakistan’s national language, yet clause 2 of the same says that “… English language may be used …

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