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June 2018

National & International MCQs (April – May 2018)

National & International MCQs (July-Aug 2018)

National 1. On Apr 16, the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, declared Pakistan the world’s largest host of refugees with their number reaching ______. (a) 1.25 million        (b) 1.45 million (c) 2.32 million        (d) 3.29 million 2. The current Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is ______. (a) Raja Farooq Haider Khan (b) …

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World in Focus (April – May 2018)

World in Focus (July-Aug 2018)

NATIONAL Apr 16: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) declared Pakistan the largest country in the world to provide shelter to refugees. As per the UNHCR report, Pakistan continued to host the largest number of refugees in the world (1.45 million), nearly all from Afghanistan. Apr 16: The eight new members of AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider …

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Climate Change

Climate Change

Today’s most daunting challenge Today, the phenomenon of climate change has become one of the most critical global issues, and is soon going to be the biggest challenge faced by the humans. Some of the drivers of climate change include deforestation, infrastructural developments, transmission of increased CO2 emissions, burning of trash, growing number of vehicles and setting up of automobile …

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7 Steps to Achieve Your Dream

7 Steps to Achieve Your Dream

“The secret to change is one step at a time.” —Mark Twain There are two kinds of people in the world: those who accept their life, and those who lead their life. Some people just get up, look at their life and hope something good will happen but the people falling in the second category believe in “I can and …

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Desertification and Drought

Desertification and Drought

Act before it’s too late! Famine, a catastrophic calamity that is often an outcome of drought, devours large numbers of humans and livestock whenever it strikes somewhere on the earth. The land plays a major role in production of food and other sources of the fulfilment of humans’ biological needs. However, droughts adversely impact land and cause its barrenness and …

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Trump’s JCPOA Withdrawal

Trump's JCPOA Withdrawal

By: Asad Hussain Explaining the future of Iran Nuclear Deal The political earthquake that occurred in the United States with President Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal (P5+1) has severely jolted the international politics. If we cast a glance over the history of this Deal – also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – since …

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SAJID JAVID

SAJID JAVID

By: Parveen Akhtar The son of a Pakistani bus driver who became Britain’s home secretary What links Sajid Javid (Britain’s first Muslim-heritage home secretary), Sadiq Khan (London’s first Muslim mayor), and Sayeeda Warsi (the first Muslim to sit in the British cabinet)? They’re all the children of post-war Pakistani immigrants who came to the UK in the 1960s in search …

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Is Europe on the Brink of Breakup?

Is Europe on the Brink of Breakup?

The future of the 28-nation bloc It is often said that history repeats itself, with few modifications. The case with the modern Europe is not much different today. Many fear that Europe is again on the brink of breakup. The fear has originated from the recent populist movements that have shown remarkable performance in elections in many of the Western …

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Is the UN Charter Law?

Is the UN Charter Law?

Analysing the role in international law International law is fluid, and “hard” sources of law like treaties can be shaped and even amended by the practice of nations. For example, the UN Charter contemplated that the United Nations itself would enforce Security Council authorizations to use force pursuant to military forces provided to it by member states. But these arrangements …

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The United Nations

The United Nations

Toothless, but still humanity’s last hope United Nations (UN), established on 24 October 1945 after the Second World War, was the modified form of the dysfunctional League of Nations that was founded on 10 January 1920 to prevent wars through collective security and disarmament, settle international disputes through negotiation and arbitration, resolve the territorial, political and trade-related disputes through negotiation, …

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