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July 2015

TAPI & CASA-1000, Energy grid in the making

TAPI and CASA

The energy-rich Central Asia has been the centre of attention of energy-hungry South Asian states especially Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. Two projects, Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) Pipeline and Central Asia-South Asia (CASA-1000) electricity transmission project are of monumental importance in this regard. The groundbreaking ceremony of the former was performed in December 2015 while the latter was inaugurated on May 12, 2016. …

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World in Focus (May-June 2015)

World in Focus - May June 2015

National, International News & MCQs  NATIONAL May 16: All cellular companies operating in the country completed biometric verification of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs). May 16: According to the Human Capital Report 2015 issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Pakistan ranks at 113 out of 124 countries in the ‘Human Capital Index’ because of its poor performance on educational outcomes. …

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Participation Of Women In Pakistan’s Politics

Participation of women in Pakistani Politics

1.    Introduction 2.    Participation of women in Pakistan’s politics since 1947 3.    Present situation 4.    Diabolical proponent that has created anathema 5.    Pragmatic Reforms 6.    Conclusion In a patriarchal society like Pakistan, women are considered merely a kind and most of them are bound within the societal confines. Unfortunately, they are considered inferior even by their own families in almost …

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Russian Revanchism & Crimea

Russian Revanchism by Iqra Riaz

Nicholas I the Cudgel, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, intervened in Crimea in order to get influence over Balkans but it turned into the Crimean War. Today, Russia had again intervened in Crimea. In order to understand Russian revisionism, there is a need to analyze the history of Crimean peninsula and the struggle of foreign powers to have …

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Punjabi: Still the Top Choice

Punjabi for CSS 2016

The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) had been exhorting the CSS aspirants to choose regional languages as an optional subject by awarding marks beyond their expectations. But, after the recent regrouping of subjects and revision of syllabi students are in a quandary about their supportiveness. The situation becomes even more perplexing when we see that the regional languages and other …

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10 Questions with Asadullah (10th in Pakistan, CSS 2014)

Assadullah CSS Topper

As far as JWT is concerned, I really see it as a great source of guidance for the CSS, PMS aspirants. JWT: First of all, for the interest of JWT readers and CSS, PMS aspirants, please tell us about your educational qualifications? Asadullah: I consider myself very lucky that I had the opportunity to study at excellent educational institutions. I …

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Budget 2015-16

Budget 2015-16

On June 05, the federal minister for finance, Mr Ishaq Dar, presented the federal budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 with a total outlay of 4,451 billion. This size is 3.5% higher than that of budget estimates 2014-15. According to the official budget document, the resource availability has been estimated at Rs. 4.168 trillion against Rs.4,073.8 billion in the budget …

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Economic Survey 2014-15: A Roundup

Economic Survey of Pakistan

The targeted economic growth for the outgoing year was missed by a long shot. Last year, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced a target of five percent GDP growth but the tally could only muster up 4.24 percent. The performance of the agriculture and manufacturing sectors is more revealing of why targeted growth was not achieved. Agriculture comprises 20.9 percent of …

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Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

Pakistan is home to more than 180 million people with 52% of them being females most of whom remain engaged, all through their life, in household work like rearing of children, looking after husband and other domestic chores. But their say in household affairs is negligible particularly in making of important decisions like for their children’s education, family planning, health …

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How to Pass Essay Paper

How to Pass CSS Essay Paper

In my article “Essay Paper!!! Don’t Worry You Can Pass It” published in JWT May issue, I shared with aspirants 5 highly effective tips to secure excellent marks in essay paper. In the instant piece, which, in essence, is a continuation of the abovementioned article, I will share a few more things that the aspirants must take into consideration while …

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