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National & International MCQs (July-August 2017)

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National 1. On July 16, the Pakistan Army launched Operation Khyber-IV in Khyber Agency’s ______ Valley (a) Kunar      (b) Rajgal (c) Shawal     (d) Shalman 2. On July 16, Usman Badini of ______ won the NA-260 by-election. (a) PML-N       (b) JUI-F (c) PkMAP       (d) BNP 3. The incumbent Chief Justice of …

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World in Focus (July-August ’17 )

World in Focus (July-August ’17 )

  NATIONAL July 16: Pakistan Army launched Operation Khyber-IV in Khyber Agency’s Rajgal Valley to ‘forestall entry’ of the IS group from Afghanistan. July 16: JUI-F candidate Usman Badini won the NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai-cum-Noshki by-poll. July 18: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah struck down the PEMRA’s notification regarding a ban on broadcasting of Indian dramas on private …

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Horoscope (Sep 2017)

Horoscope (Sep 2017)

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Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, The Mother Teresa of Pakistan!

Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, The Mother Teresa of Pakistan!

“Dr Pfau’s services to end leprosy in Pakistan cannot be forgotten. She left her homeland and made Pakistan her home to serve humanity. Pakistani nation salutes Dr Pfau and her great tradition to serve humanity will be continued.” — Mamnoon Hussain President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr Ruth Pfau, a German-born medical missionary who was hailed as the …

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Philosophical Approach to Juvenile Justice

Philosophical Approach to Juvenile Justice

When minors commit a crime, should they be punished like adults? Should minors be punished lightly or not at all for children under the age of 10, regardless of the severity of the crimes committed? John Stuart Mill extended the applicability of his doctrine only to humans with mature faculties. Expecting the same maturity and behaviour standards from children as …

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RAYMOND DAVIS’S “THE CONTRACTOR” A Plethora of Calumnies

RAYMOND DAVIS'S “THE CONTRACTOR” A Plethora of Calumnies

Recently, there was a huge commotion in Pakistani media caused by the book entitled ‘The Contractor’ written by Raymond Allen Davis, who killed two men in Lahore, for which he remained incarcerated in 2011 for 49 days. This book is full of anti-Pakistan material and contains mudslinging on former Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha. General …

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Trump’s War on Afghanistan Implications for Pakistan and the region

Trump's War on Afghanistan Implications for Pakistan and the region

The election of Donald Trump as the president of the world’s most powerful country, the United States of America, has shaken the very foundations of the postwar, merit-based international order that helped achieve tremendous accomplishments for the humanity: hard-won global consensus on climate change is in tatters; the basic principles of globalized trade are being amended to promote the monopolistic …

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Propaganda A tool to hide truth and promote falsehood

Propaganda A tool to hide truth and promote falsehood

Throughout the course of human history, we have witnessed a number of events that proved to be a source of pain and shame for people across the world. The removal and relocation of Native people in North America, the Second World War, and the ethnic cleansing in Rwanda during the early 1990s are only a few examples. But, while each …

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Middle Powers in International Relations

Middle Powers in International Relations

Realism’s theoretical dominance in International Relations (IR), especially its focus on the power of superpowers and its state-centric view of international society, has been challenged by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the global transformations characterising the post-Cold War era. One of those transformations is the way in which “states neither great nor small” are gaining increased recognition amid …

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Options for Trump In Afghanistan, Uncle Sam and The Graveyard of Empires

Options for Trump In Afghanistan, Uncle Sam and The Graveyard of Empires

The entry of Donald Trump to the Oval office has shocked the world opinion and policymakers due to his mercurial demeanor. At present, South Asia, especially Afghanistan, is also under a state of extreme uneasiness due to the forthcoming Afghan policy of Trump administration. This time, Afghanistan that is already in ruins after 17 long years of war, deserves favourable …

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