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October 2018

National & International MCQs (Aug-Sep 2018)

National & International MCQs

NATIONAL 1. On Aug 16, PPP’s Syed Murad Ali Shah and PTI’s ____were elected as the chief ministers of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, respectively. (a) Mahmood Khan         (b) Atif Khan (c) Jamal Khattak                  (d) Shahram Tarakai 2. The current National Assembly is ______ in the country’s history. (a) 14th  …

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World in Focus (Aug-Sep 2018)

World in Focus

NATIONAL  Aug 16: The PML-Q president, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, was elected the Punjab Assembly Speaker, for the second time after a gap of 20 years. Aug 16: PPP’s Syed Murad Ali Shah and PTI’s Mahmood Khan were elected as the chief ministers of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, respectively. Aug 17: The 15th National Assembly elected PTI’s Imran Khan as the …

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How to Create Millions of Jobs

How to Create Millions of Jobs

Plant the miracle Moringa tree for 1 million jobs, 25 million trees and Rs. 126 million revenue Pakistan is an agricultural country. It has the distinction of having the largest contiguous gravity flow irrigation system in the world – consisting of three reservoirs (Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma), 19 barrages, 12 huge inter-link canals, 59,200km of irrigation canals and over 1.6 …

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KOFI ANNAN

KOFI ANNAN

A PEACEMAKER, REST IN PEACE! (1938-2018) Kofi Atta Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on 8 April 1938, and was fluent in English, French and several African languages. His father was the governor of Asante province and a hereditary paramount chief of the Fante people. He studied at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi before enrolling at Macalester College …

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Pakistan; A Hard Country

Pakistan; A Hard Country

By: Anatol Lieven In his highly informative book on Pakistan, Anatol Lieven takes the reader on a revealing journey through that troubled country. Departing from a title that is subtly misleading, as it seems to announce misfortunes befalling the country’s fragile state structure, the author, a professor of International Relations and Terrorism Studies at King’s College London and an expert …

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THE MAGNIFICENT

THE MAGNIFICENT

Four scientists who won the Nobel Prize twice If a Nobel Prize is the highest recognition for a scientist, being awarded twice is an extraordinary event that only four scientists have witnessed in their lives. Here’s a list of the four finest representatives of humanity, the most influential laureates who won the prize twice:  1. Marie Curie Born: 7 Nov …

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PhD Scholars in Pakistan

PhD Scholars in Pakistan

Time to focus on a crucial sector of education There was a time when a graduate in our society would proudly add BA to his name to flaunt the degree he had to his credit. It was because the people who had acquired education till that level were very few in number. Most people were either illiterate or had gone …

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GROWING ISLAMOPHOBIA and THE ROLE OF OIC

GROWING ISLAMOPHOBIA and THE ROLE OF OIC

By: Abdul Rasool Syed The Muslim world is currently facing a plethora of myriad internal and external challenges. As for the internal challenges, it is marked with deep social, political and sectarian cleavages and also the ever-burgeoning economic blues. Externally, the most daunting, pervasive challenge that the Islamic world is confronted with today is the mushrooming islamophobia. Anti-Islam lobbyists have …

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Afghanistan Issue

Afghanistan Issue

By: Rajesh Kumar Goyal Give Peace a Chance! Afghanistan, a country often referred to as the graveyard of empires, has never been in peace. Throughout its long history, the country has always witnessed mayhem, bloodshed and chaos. The Afghan war of 1979 and the US-led global war on terror in the aftermath of 9/11 episode have virtually sent the country …

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English for CSS, PMS Précis and Comprehension

Précis and Comprehension

Précis Sample Paragraph One of the most ominous and discreditable symptoms of the want of candour in present-day sociology is the deliberate neglect of the population question. It is, or should be, transparently clear that, if the state is resolved on, humanitarian grounds to inhibit the operation of natural selection some rational regulation of population, both as regards quantity and …

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