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I.Q. Test

IQ Test Pakistan

1. If 12 years are added to 2/3 age of Ayesha, she will be three years older than today. Her present age is ______. (a) 24        (b) 27 (c) 30        (d) 33 2. Ali drove south for 6km, turned left and drove for 2km, then turned right and drove for 4km. He again turned right and drove 2km. …

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The Power of Radio

The Power of Radio

“This is Pakistan Broadcasting Service, Lahore. We now bring you a special programme on the dawn of Pakistan’s independence.” This announcement in the voices of Zahur Azar and Mustafa Ali Hamadani from Lahore station of Pakistan Broadcasting Service (PBS) heralded the formal inception of radio in Pakistan. Similar announcements by Aftab Ahmad Khan from Peshawar and A.F. Kalimullah from Dhaka …

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Diplomacy in Islam, It’s all about making peace

Diplomacy in Islam

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu Diplomacy is the established method of influencing the decisions and behaviours of foreign governments and peoples through dialogue, negotiation and other measures; short of war or violence. In international relations, the word ‘diplomacy’ is used in different ways. In the narrow sense, it’s the procedures …

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Higher Education and Its Diminishing Worth in Pakistan

Higher Education and Its Diminishing Worth in Pakistan

We often hear that the Government of Pakistan is paying full attention on higher education in order to meet the international standards. Although government figures on higher education present a brighter picture of the development and growth of this sector, yet ground realities are starkly different. Most universities in Pakistan are highly politicized and have fewer resources at their disposal …

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Census in Pakistan, Headcount and its importance for effective governance

Census in Pakistan

Conducting an accurate, reliable census is inevitable for a country to effectively plan growth, deliver services and solve the problems of the citizenry. A population census is a regular counting of the number of men, women, children—able and disabled—in a country by the government for better economic planning and achieving the goal of development thereupon. All sane parents know that …

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The Hung Geopolitics of Kashmir Leadership, Need for a policy revision

The Hung Geopolitics of Kashmir Leadership

By: Dr G.M. Athar “Jammu and Kashmir bears the direct brunt of animosity between India and Pakistan. … We have to create such a good atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir that India and Pakistan are compelled to come together.”  — Mehbooba Mufti (Chief Minister of Indian-Occupied Kashmir) The pro-independence political leadership of Jammu and Kashmir State has throughout maintained equidistant …

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Sustainable Development Goals, A paradigm shift?

Pakistan & the SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals, Transforming Our World, UN General Assembly, global development goals, Millennium Development Goals, gender equality, action for the people, Peace and Partnership, sustainable industrialisation, quality education

After lengthy consultations at the global level, a resolution titled ‘Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ was adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 25, 2015, heralding the commencement of yet another 15-year cycle of global development goals following the footsteps of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2000-2015. This post-2015 global agenda contains 17 Sustainable Development …

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Tolerance and Power

Tolerance and Power

By: M. Usama The Constitution of Pakistan 1973 through its Article 41(2) enunciates that only a Muslim can become the President of Pakistan. Same is the condition for the Prime Minister as well [Article 91(3)]. It means that to occupy these high offices, one must be a Muslim even if one practices corruption, perjury and gloats on the resources of …

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Machiavelli & the Role of Ethics in Politics

Machiavelli

Politics is an essential human activity — essential in building societies and communities based on rules, laws and a balance of conflicting interests. It requires a high level of responsibility and commitment from citizens, political parties, parliamentarians, government executives, the judiciary, the media, businesses, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and religious and educational institutions. But, politicians, almost in all parts of the …

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Checklist for CSS-2017 Exam

Checklist for CSS-2017 Exam

Taking a sound sleep on the night before the first paper of any competitive exam, especially the CSS exam, is extremely important. On the basis of my experience, I can tell you that most of you would be confronted with sleeplessness on that particular night. Avoid it, as being wakeful on this night will definitely cast adverse impacts on your …

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