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January 2014

World in Focus Dec 2013 – Jan 2014

World in Focus

News from National & International Press National Dec 16: The National Assembly passed a resolution voicing concerns over the hanging of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for aiding the Pakistan Army in the 1971 war. Dec 16: Islamabad High Court suspended the sacking of Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed, Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority. Dec 17: Samina Baig …

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Pakistan-Russia Relations Challenges and Prospects

Pakistan-Russia Relations Challenges and Prospects

The bilateral diplomatic relations between Pakistan and former Soviet Union were established on May 1, 1948. Since the Russian Federation is the successor state of former Soviet Union, thus, there remained continuation of same diplomatic relations, after the disintegration of the latter in 1991. Pakistan, however, had to establish its diplomatic relationship with other newly-independent states (former Soviet states) afresh. …

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Batool Asadi 1st in Balochistan, 21st in Pakistan CSS-2012

Batool Asadi 1st in Balochistan

“Jahangir World Times has been a constant source of knowledge for me. It brings CSS in a nutshell to our doorsteps.” Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): Kindly tell us about your educational background and achievements in detail? Batool Asadi (BA): I hail from Quetta. After acquiring elementary education, I started B-Pharmacy. But, I soon realized that it was not my cup …

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Freedom of Media in Pakistan Blessing or Bane?

Freedom of Media in Pakistan Blessing or Bane

Free media is a double-edged sword which has its benefits and vices; however, its advantages overweight the disadvantages.

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How to Write Scoring Essays in CSS Exam?

How to Write Scoring Essays in CSS Exam

One of the toughest tasks in CSS written part is to get through the Essay paper. CSS aspirants put around 60% of their efforts in preparing English Essay, and English Grammar & Composition papers. However, they account for only 17% of the overall weightage. Some clichés, false practices and our mindset make it a herculean task. Without delay, let us …

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Exclusive Interview with Omar Farooq Creative Director of Republic Award-winning Menswear Brand

Interview with Omar Farooq Creative Director of Republic Award-winning Menswear Brand

“Try to create your own style something that is unique, something that defines your personality.”

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

The Man who changed the world

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GSP Plus Status Challenges & Opportunities

GSP Plus Status Challenges & Opportunities

Passing through stages of European Commission, European Council and, finally, European Parliament, Pakistan finally got Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP Plus) status after laborious efforts spanning 8 years.

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ESTIMATING THE COST OF WAR ON TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN

ESTIMATING THE COST OF WAR ON TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN

“There have also been colossal damages to social and physical infrastructure and huge consequential financial losses and adverse effects on our economy”.   INTRODUCTION In the backdrop of All Parties Conference (APC) convened by the Government of Pakistan held on 9th September, 2013, it is appropriate to revisit the question of costs and benefits of the war on terror for …

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Not So Easy Loan, Young Man!

Not So Easy Loan, Young Man

Pakistan is abuzz with two-million-rupee talk nowadays. Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loan Scheme has become the talk of the town from Karachi to Khyber. And a lot of hue and cry on its ideological and practical failures and successes is in the air.

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