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April 2018

National & International MCQs (Feb – Mar 2018)

National & International MCQs (April – May 2018)

National 1. On Feb 16, Munna Lahori, who played the beloved genie ______ in the famous children’s play Ainak Wala Jinn, passed away. (a) Samari       (b) Zakoota (c) Nastoor      (d) Hamoon 2. Imran Ali, the rapist and killer of Zainab Ansari, a little girl from Kasur, has been awarded death sentence on ______ counts. (a) Two  …

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World in Focus (Feb – Mar 2018)

World in Focus (Feb - Mar 2018)

  NATIONAL Feb 16: Actor Matloobur Rehman, aka Munna Lahori, who played the beloved genie Zakoota in the famous children’s television show Ainak Wala Jinn, passed away. Feb 17: An Anti-terrorism court handed down death sentence on four counts to Imran Ali Naqshbandi on the charges of kidnapping, raping and brutal murdering seven-year-old Zainab Amin of Kasur after completing the …

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STEPHEN HAWKING

STEPHEN HAWKING

The brightest star in the firmament of science “Great men are not born great, they grow great,” thus says Mario Puzo in his world-famous novel ‘The Godfather’. Indeed, Stephen Hawking – a great physicist and author of ‘A Brief History of Time – who passed away on March 14, was a true manifestation of what Mario Puzo calls ‘great men’. …

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Global Economic Wars

Global Economic Wars

President Trump is notorious for taking decisions that ruffle more than a few feathers. He is often at odds with his own conservative values, and traditional Republicans, by going the protectionist route. Recently, in fulfilling one of his campaign promises to “bring jobs back to Americans,” he announced tariffs on imported steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) – a decision that …

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Erosion of US Soft Power

Erosion of US Soft Power

By: Hira Batool As the world’s only superpower, the US is internationally acknowledged to play a leadership role in four main fields: technology, military, finance and soft power. Yet a controversial change is taking place as US establishment forces worry about the country’s soft power. They think the presidency of Donald Trump has eroded US soft power. Harvard Professor Joseph …

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End Plastic Pollution

End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018 Every year on 22nd April, the world celebrates the Earth Day in order to raise awareness on the importance of our earth and the issues and problems it is faced with. The idea of celebrating the Day was propounded by 3 key people: former US Senator Gaylord Nelson, peace activist John McConnell, and Denis Hayes. Earth Day …

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THE ALARMING RISE OF PAEDOPHILIA IN OUR SOCIETY

THE ALARMING RISE OF PAEDOPHILIA IN OUR SOCIETY

By: Abdul Rasool Syed  And, how to root out the menace Following the horrific killing of six-year-old, flower-like kid Zainab who was abducted, deflowered and brutally strangled to death; many other similar incidents have been reported in the media almost every day. The frequency of reporting of these events suggests that the menace of paedophilia is growing at an exponential …

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Pakistan and the World

Pakistan and the World

By: Engr Najib Wazir A huge fortune always requires greater vigilance, will and power to own it. This exactly is the case with Pakistan that has a stunning geo-strategic position and is also a nuclear weapons state but due to its flawed foreign policy, it has witnessed the dwindling of its leverage in the arena of international affairs and regretfully, …

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The Killer Disease CANCER

The Killer Disease CANCER

On this World Health Day, let’s resolve to eliminate it A few days ago, one of my colleagues sought permission to leave early as she wanted to visit a friend of her who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The next day, I asked her about the visit and the condition of her friend. What she told depicts the level of …

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Rome was not built in a day

Rome was not built in a day

A mother caresses her child; mollycoddles him every day. A father tackles his child’s mood swings daily; moves heaven and earth to fulfil his demands. Years after years, they make him sentient of his very role as an individual in this world. One day, he becomes cognizant of his duty as a responsible and learned member of the society. You …

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