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National & International MCQs (June-July 2018)

National & International MCQs (July-Aug 2018)

National 1. On June 18, the World Justice Project listed Pakistan ______ in its evaluation of the country’s civil justice. (a) 107th         (b) 110th (c) 112th            (d) 113th 2. As per the Small Arms Survey 2018, Pakistan is on ______ position on the list of 25 countries in which civilians hold firearms. …

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World in Focus (June-July 2018)

World in Focus (July-Aug 2018)

NATIONAL June 18: The World Justice Project (WJP) issued its report for 2017-18, wherein it covered a total of 113 countries of the world. Among them, it listed Pakistan at number 107 in its evaluation of the country’s civil justice. However, it placed Pakistan at number 81 in its reckoning of this state’s criminal justice. June 19: Small Arms Survey …

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SOCRATES; The Father of Western Philosophy

SOCRATES; The Father of Western Philosophy

Socrates, the most famous philosopher of all time, had one of the most subtle and complicated minds in the history of mankind. His thinking and teachings have survived as a beacon of light for almost 2,500 years. Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, and many other great thinkers through the ages couldn’t manage to give a definitive analysis on Socrates’ ideas. But here …

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Providing University Education to Youth

Providing University Education to Youth

  Let’s resolve on International Youth Day 2018 Youth of a nation is the chunk of population that is blessed with talent and the vigour to achieve their aim. They can take a nation to the heights of glory and development if they are provided with an environment where they can exploit their élan and talent. It is in this …

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Responding to the US threats

Responding to the US threats

In spite of all its machinations, the United States of America has failed to vanquish Pakistan. Now, nothing can happen. When lethal terrorist outfits like TTP, BLA, Al-Qaeda and others, who had their presence from Karachi to Peshawar and from Gwadar to Lahore, could not weaken Pakistan, what would they do now with only a few hundred survivors? When President …

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PAKISTAN’S FOREIGN POLICY 1947-2005

PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN POLICY 1947-2005

Those seriously interested in Pakistan’s foreign policy should keenly study Abdul Sattar’s book, especially because he has tried to narrate, what he calls “plain history” of Pakistan’s foreign policy since independence. The book assumes more importance because there is a serious dearth of literature on Pakistan’s foreign policy. S.M. Burke’s Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: An Historical Analysis is the first comprehensive …

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The 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction goes to Kamila Shamsie for Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie for Home Fire

Renowned British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Home Fire. It was the third time that Ms Shamsie had been nominated for the award, previously known as the Baileys Prize and Orange Prize. The other shortlisted titles included: (a) The Idiot by Elif Batuman; (ii) The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen …

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Reforming the BRETTON WOODS System

Reforming the BRETTON WOODS System

The Bretton Woods Institutions are the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), established at a meeting of 43 countries in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA, in 1944. The World Bank and the IMF are seen as wielding tremendous power and influence, but exclude the voices of developing countries most adversely affected by financial and trade policies. Equally important …

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LCM & HCF

LCM & HCF

1. The LCM of two numbers is 864 and their HCF is 144. One of the numbers is 288, the other is: (a) 576       (b) 432 (c) 1296     (d) 144 2. LCM of two numbers is 225 and their HCF is 5. If one number is 25, the other will be: (a) 5          …

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Hajj: Where humanity matters most

Hajj: Where humanity matters most

“And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House – for whoever is able to find thereto a way. But whoever disbelieves – then indeed, Allah is free from need of the worlds.” (Surah Aal-i-Imran: Verse 97) Allah Almighty has prescribed a variety of acts of worship to humanity to test them as to who are …

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