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July 2018

National & International MCQs (May – June 2018)

Current Affairs MCQs

National 1. The current chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) is ______. (a) Husain Lawai        (b) Sohail Abid (c) Asad Baig                     (d) Shamshad Ali 2. On May 16, the Exchange of Data Information (EDI) between Pakistan and ______ operationalized. (a) USA              (b) …

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World in Focus (May-June 2018)

World in Focus (Aug-Sep 2018)

NATIONAL May 16: Husain Lawai was elected as the chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX). May 16: The Exchange of Data Information (EDI) between Pakistan and China operationalized. Under the EDI, tax authorities of both countries would share imports and exports data through connected electronic software. May 16: Salman Badeni, the Balochistan chief of proscribed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was killed during …

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Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi 1923-2018

Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi 1923-2018

His writings kindle the joy of reading “If ever we could give a name to the literary humour of our time, then the only name that comes to mind is that of Yusufi!” — Ibn-e-Insha A glorious era of Urdu literature came to an end on June 21 when Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi, the most celebrated and acclaimed Urdu humourist and …

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Madame Tussauds Museum

Madame Tussauds Museum

How Madame Tussauds built a business out of beheadings Modern techniques and advanced artistry lends the wax figures a hyper-reality that can be off-putting to some, astounding to others. However, the history of the most famous waxworks of them all, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London, is a dark one. Madame Tussauds has branches all over and is the place …

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The Future of Pakistan by Stephen P. Cohen

The Future of Pakistan by Stephen P. Cohen

By:Nargis Zahra Stephen P. Cohen is an established expert on politics of Pakistan. Presently, he is rendering his services as a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Program at Brookings Institution, Washington DC. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Science’s Committee on International Security and Arms Control. In his long career as an academician, Stephen P. Cohen …

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Water Crisis in Pakistan

Water Crisis in Pakistan

By: Qurrat-Ul-Ain Rehman  Act before it’s too late Water is one of the basic necessities of life. No life could have been possible on the planet Earth, had there been no water. However, it is a sad reality that we do not bother to take proper measures for securing and preserving our natural resources unless crises start knocking at our …

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Moving Beyond Kalabagh Dam

Moving Beyond Kalabagh Dam

A Critical Analysis Introduction Recently, a news story about moving the Supreme Court of Pakistan for the construction of the much-disputed Kalabagh Dam appeared in a number of national dailies. A Lahore-based lawyer Ilam ud Din Ghazi filed a petition, in May, in the Lahore registry of the apex court wherein he sought early construction of Kalabagh Dam (hereinafter KBD). …

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Mental Ability

Mental Ability

1. One morning after sunrise, Ali and Asad were standing in a lawn with their back towards each other. Ali’s shadow fell exactly toward left-hand side. Which direction Asad was facing? (a) East        (b) South (c) West       (d) North 2. Nageena is taller than Ayesha but not as tall as Mujahid. Salman is taller than …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA)

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA)

The Prophet’s (PBUH) closest companion & the first Caliph of Islam “Prophets alone bring new faiths. Yet, it’s the disciples and friends who distinguish the new faith. Moses (AS) had his brother Aaron (AS). Jesus (AS) had the 12 apostles. And, Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had Rashidun (Great) caliphs, the first of whom was Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA), Prophet Muhammad’s …

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English for CSS, PMS Comprehension

English for CSS, PMS Précis and Comprehension

Comprehension is another important part of English (Précis & Composition) paper for CSS. In this 20-mark question, aspirants are given a passage that is, according to FPSC’s syllabus for CSS, rich in substance but not very technical or discipline-specific. The paragraph is followed by five questions – each carrying 4 marks – that are to be answered by the aspirants. …

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