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March 2019

National & International MCQs (Jan – Feb 2019)

MCQs

National 1. On Jan 16, Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted an eight-member ministerial committee to negotiate a long-term Strategic Economic Framework arrangement with_____. (a) Saudi Arabia             (b) Turkey (c) Qatar                          (d) Malaysia 2. On Jan 16, Prof Dr Zaheer Ahmed Siddiqui, the first …

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World in Focus (Jan – Feb 2019)

World in Focus (Feb-March 2019)

  NATIONAL Jan 16: PM Imran Khan constituted an 8-member ministerial committee to negotiate a long-term Strategic Economic Framework arrangement with Turkey. Jan 16: The Supreme Court held the system of jirgas and panchayats in violation of Pakistan’s international commitments under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Convention on the Elimination of …

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Technology, Globalization and the Good Jobs Challenge

Technology, Globalization and the Good Jobs Challenge

By: Dr. Safdar Today, job numbers are considered a crude barometer of economic health. For workers under pressure from changing technology and globalization, a new measure is required, based on job quality as much as job quantity. Most governments around the world are nowadays laying a relentless focus on getting more people into work that is also of good quality …

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BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World Proposed in 2008 and launched the following year, bitcoin – a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system” – was initially viewed by many as the preserve of geeks and criminals. Yet it has subsequently taken giant strides towards the mainstream. There have been various high-profile attempts to unmask the “real” …

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The 3rd Caliph of Islam Hazrat Usman-e-Ghani (RA)

The 3rd Caliph of Islam Hazrat Usman-e-Ghani (RA)

The cousin and twice son-in-law to Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Hazrat Usman ibn Affan (RA), was the third caliph of Islam. As per the traditions, his (RA) mother Umm Hakim bint Abdul-Muttalib was the twin sister of Abdullah ibn Abdul-Muttalib, the father of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), making him the prophet’s (PBUH) second cousin. He (RA) was also known as …

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Developments in Afghan Peace Process

Afghan Peace Process

Moscow Format, Regional Consensus and the Way Forward The Afghan Peace Process is moving ahead with a number of initiatives and processes started by different countries having their own perspectives on peacemaking. Apart from many sessions held between Taliban and the United States to negotiate for peace in Afghanistan – in Abu Dhabi and Doha – regional states are striving …

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FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAM 2020

FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAM 2020

By: Muhammad Bilal Butt With thousands of accredited colleges and universities in the United States, how do you find the one that is right for you? Despite tonnes of information online and numerous educational consultancies in Pakistan, students end up, sometimes, going to a wrong place. Either the institutions aren’t reputable enough, or there are visa issues, or simply the …

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China’s Internment Camps

China's Internment Camps

By: Abdul Rasool Syed The so-called re-education camps for Uighur Muslims What’s happening in China under the guise of re-education of the Uighur Muslims is quite shameful. It seems that China, like the West, is suffering from paranoia against the Muslims. Islamophobia is mounting unprecedentedly with each passing day in Chinese society. It is quite evident in policy of the …

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