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February 2019

World in Focus (Dec ’18 – Jan 19)

World in Focus (Dec ’18 – Jan 19)

NATIONAL Dec 16: Pakistan was elected as the Vice President and the Rapporteur of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Dec 17: The opposition unanimously named JUI-F leader Advocate Malik Sikandar as the leader of opposition in the Balochistan Assembly. Dec 17: Chief of the Army Staff …

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CPEC & PAKISTAN; A look at the future prospects

CPEC & PAKISTAN; A look at the future prospects

By: Qurat ul Ain Aman The world we live in is not only moving but is also changing with every passing day. It has become a global village today. Given this state of the world, it is impossible for a country to live in isolation. And, that holds true for Pakistan as well. Pakistan’s archrivals, especially India, have log desired to …

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Islam and Democracy with Special Reference to Pakistan

Islam and Democracy with Special Reference to Pakistan

There is a lot of literature written on Islam and democracy where most of the authors and scholars argue that Islam is not compatible with modern-day democracy owing to the latter’s origin from the West, and differences between the two. But, this seems to be a myopic view as they focus, mostly, on differences only. If we analyze deeply, there …

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Tourism in Pakistan; A great hidden economic strength!

Tourism in Pakistan

Tourism and related activities are considered a great source of revenue generation for an economy as this sector contributes a fair share to a country’s economic development and growth. It supplements foreign exchange earnings, and sometimes also finances the import of capital goods necessary for the growth of manufacturing sectors in an economy. On the other hand, rapid economic growth …

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Hypersonic Weapons An Explainer

Hypersonic Weapons

Hypersonic weapons are those that can travel at Mach 5 or higher, which is at least five times faster than the speed of sound, or around one mile (1.6km) per second. For reference, commercial airliners fly subsonically, just below Mach 1 whereas modern fighter jets can travel supersonically at Mach 2 or Mach 3. A traditional jet engine could operate …

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The 2nd Caliph of Islam Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq (RA)

The 2nd Caliph of Islam Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq (RA)

An ever-green plant that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had beseeched the Creator to beautify the garden of Islam with was Hazrat Abu Hafs Umar ibn al-Khattab (RA), also known as Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq (RA). He (RA) was highly sagacious, extremely wise, completely just, and possessed a privileged personality for whose acceptance of Islam the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had implored his Lord …

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REAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD TRANSFORM PEOPLE’S LIVES, NOT JUST ECONOMIC STATISTICS

REAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD TRANSFORM PEOPLE'S LIVES, NOT JUST ECONOMIC STATISTICS

By: Raqeeb Kakar 1. Introduction a) Imagined and real development b) Equality, opportunity and prosperity 2. Development as Economic Indicators a) 34th largest economy b) From tent city to leading textile exporter 3. Development as Transformation of People’s Lives a) Electricity-generation increased b) Highways network multiplied manifolds c) Opening of new job markets 4. Anatomy of Development in Pakistan a) …

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How to Score Excellent Marks in CSS

How to Score Excellent Marks in CSS

By: Waqas Rafiq (PSP) Mr Waqas Rafiq has been allocated to the Police Service of Pakistan after he qualified the CSS examination 2017-18 by securing 38th position overall in Pakistan. His allocation to this prestigious group has been possible largely by his score in Current Affairs paper, which he topped with an outstanding score of 89, highest marks in this …

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FM Radio in Pakistan

FM Radio in Pakistan

Past, Present and Future Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace: this is the theme for World Radio Day 2019. Radio, which has the distinction of being the world’s first electronic medium, has evolved over the years to become what it is today – a part and parcel of our lives. With its extensive outreach, high user-friendliness and admirable diversity of its content, …

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