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Book Review – Pakistan and World Affairs

Mr Shamshad suggests that “if our civilian rulers had been steadfast in their own commitment to constitutional supremacy, rule of law, independence of judiciary, separation of powers, and institutional integrity, no military dictator would have had dared a breach of his own constitutional oath”. “Pakistan and World Affairs” is a book penned by Mr Shamshad Ahmad, a renowned civil servant …

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‘Essays on Contemporary Crime prevention’

This book is a compilation of my research on criminology that was done in Australia, along with the 20-year experience of policing in Pakistan though these were not, primarily, written for publishing in form of a book. These essays are the outcome of my laborious work on criminology-related concepts. Being the writer, I was well-aware of the level and importance …

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Psychological Assessment & Interview Guide I

Highlights   Interviews Preparing Interview Questions Competitive Exams (CSS, PMS, PCS) Interviews Psychological Examination The Panel Interview Study Material for Interview Dos and Don’ts for an Interview Tips by Toppers Mock Interviews

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India and Pakistan: Continued Conflict or Cooperation?

By Stanley Wolpert, Berkeley Year 2010 University of California Press PP. 126, Price Rs 1,695. In India and Pakistan: Continued Conflict or Cooperation? Stanley Wolpert, an expert on modern political history of Pakistan and India, sets out to explore the reasons which explain the continuing conflicts between the two countries. The task is great with a complex web of historical, …

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JINNAH OF PAKISTAN

Title: Jinnah of Pakistan, Author: Stanley Wolpert, Publisher: Oxford Press, Pages: 421, Price: PKR 495/- Stanley Wolpert’s ‘Jinnah of Pakistan’, and Hector Bolitho’s ‘Jinnah: Creator of Pakistan’ are regarded as monumental works on the life of the Quaid-e-Azam. Bolitho wrote it like a novel; Wolpert, a history account. An expert touch of fiction in Bolitho’s book makes it a pleasant-read. …

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A Day-to-Day Spiritual Guide

REMINDERS WALK THE PATH OF THE SAGE, THE WISE AND OF TRUTH. BE WHAT YOU WERE MEANT TO BE Author: Imran Tariq The book is on religion, now available in the market. The author is serving in the Customs Department and is also researching on a book on management which will also come in the market shortly. This book is …

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THE GRAND DECEPTION

Author: Dr Mujahid Kamran Pages: 316 Price: 700 PKR Publisher: Sang e Meel Dr Mujahid Kamran is a genuine scholar who also serves as the vice chancellor of the University of the Punjab. He writes on diverse topics ranging from theoretical physics to mass media, and from politics to literature. He has written books on Physics and Politics with the …

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Shifting Sands: Poems of Love and other Verses

Introduction and Selection by Baidar Bakht Translation from Urdu by Baidar Bakht and Marie-Anne Erki Publisher: Packages Ltd, Lahore, 2010. Pages 604. Price: Rs 750/US $ 25/GB P 20. Reviewed by Toheed Ahmad Poets, it is said, produce national literature, while translators produce world literature. This beautiful book is a brilliant illustration of this adage. Urdu literature has yet to …

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Amjad Islam Amjad’s Shifting Sands

At the onset of this century, we found ourselves to be dying to one world, and not yet being able to be born into another. We are today adrift in a more uncertain and surely more chaotic world burdened with the same old problems, perhaps in their acutest form. Wars of aggression and attrition, invasions in the name of self-defence, …

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A Greater India Dream myth exposed

For some reason, nuclear and security-related issues have remained a no go area for Pakistani researchers and academics.No wonder, we have not had any meaningful literature on India-Pakistan nuclear stand-off and its regional and global implications. In an unlettered society where one rarely comes across people genuinely into writing or reading and where books are sold not by content but …

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