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Trump’s Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

Finally, the cat is out of the bag. After months of dilly-dallying, President Donald Trump has announced his long-awaited policy on South Asia and Afghanistan. In his policy speech, while clearing the way for the deployment of more US troops in Afghanistan, the President backtracked – like many of his U-turns before – on his promise to ‘rapidly end America’s …

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ACCOUNTABILITY AND DEMOCRACY GO HAND IN HAND (Editorial August 2017)

Editorial JWT August 2017

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case, he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” (John Stuart Mill) Corruption, a chronic problem of Pakistan, is a festering wound on the body politic of the country. In the past, we have seen that governments were sent packing …

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Whither the Muslim World? (Editorial July 2017)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

The Riyadh Summit, or the US-Arab-Islamic Summit, and the ensuing events once again have highlighted the widening chasms in the Muslim world. It further reinforces the impression that Muslims are still very far from achieving the dream of the unity of Ummah. Although the summit was organised with the ostensible purpose of combating terrorism, the statements made by President Trump …

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Arresting the Civil Service Decline (Editorial June 2017)

Editorial JWT June 2017

The final result of CSS 2016 has once again reminded us of the urgency to revamp our country’s rotten education system. The result highlighted a painful fact that the FPSC had to choose from amongst only 199 candidates to fill in 351 vacancies in the federal government. Is CSS, which once attracted crème de la crème of the country, attracting …

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The Panama Verdict, A Deathblow to Corruption? (Editorial May 2017)

Letters to the Editor (September 2017)

“The secret of a great success for which you are at a loss to account is a crime that has never been found out, because it was properly executed.” — Honoré de Balzac Corruption has long been a festering sore on the body politic of Pakistan. Persistent low rankings on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index bear testimony to the fact …

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Solving the Language Riddle for CSS-2018 (Editorial April 2017)

Editorial JWT April 2017

Since the promulgation of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973, there has been a lot of debate, albeit intermittently, on the issue of national and official language of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Article 251 of the 1973 Constitution grants Urdu the status of Pakistan’s national language, yet clause 2 of the same says that “… English language may be used …

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An Autopsy on CSS 2017 Exam (Editorial March 2017)

JWT-Editorial-March-2017

Given the disastrous result of CSS-2016 written part, wherein almost ninety-eight percent candidates failed to make it to the interview, it was being expected that the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) will introspect on the causes behind the debacle and that papers for written part of 2017 exam will be designed so as to assess the mental capabilities and analytical …

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Perfect Recipe for Success in CSS-2017 (Editorial – February 2017)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential … these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” — Confucius Competitive Examination (CSS) 2017 for recruitment to posts in the Civil Service of Pakistan is just around the corner. Thousands of aspirants across Pakistan are standing at the door to …

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THE YEAR THAT WAS (Editorial – January 2017)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

The year 2016 will go down in history as one of momentous changes for Pakistan. It was during this year that the policies adopted by the incumbent government started bearing fruit. On the internal front, a drastic fall in the incidents of terrorism, restoration of peace in Karachi—the financial hub of Pakistan—largely back-to-normal situation in Balochistan, great strides in terms …

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Adieu, General Sharif! (Editorial December 2016)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit (Editorial September 2017)

 “You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.”   (― Jalaluddin Rumi) “Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif made the most difference in the service of our country. He proved beyond a shadow of …

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