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Pakistan at a Crossroads

Pakistan at a Crossroads

Pragmatic policies required to move forward Pakistan is standing at a crossroads. It seems so obvious that Pakistan is at a point where it has to decide its future: how should relations with USA and China fare, how to improve relationship with India (and should they even be improved); what is the right path to take with Iran, how to …

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The Post-US Withdrawal Scenario in Afghanistan

The Post-US Withdrawal Scenario in Afghanistan

Everyone wants a piece of Afghanistan After four decades of war and chaos, situation in Afghanistan is likely to enter a new phase –US withdrawal and a peace deal between Taliban and the United States and Afghan government. On various grounds, questions are arising about the future setup in Afghanistan with apprehensions that it might plunge into a situation where …

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Contemporary Economic Shifts and Global Development Models

Contemporary Economic Shifts and Global Development Models

In the second half of the twentieth century, in the wake of World War II, social scientists began to tweak development models that were built and based on the economic trajectory of the West. Their hope was to use these models as guides for policymaking and forecasting. They also hoped to make economic growth and institution building seem manageable and …

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The Failed Hanoi Summit

The Failed Hanoi Summit

By: Sajjad Ikram What’s next for US-North Korea denuclearization negotiations? It is common for movie critics to say the sequel is not as good as the original. And many diplomatic critics will judge that the second installment of the Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un widescreen bromance fell short of expectations. Having failed to produce any agreement, the Hanoi summit did …

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Letters to the Editor (April 2019)

Letters to the Editor (March 2019)

Letters to the Editor (April 2019) Shahnaz Begum Celebrated Bangladeshi singer Shahnaz Rahmatullah, also known as Shahnaz Begum, passed away in Dhaka on March 23. She was born in 1952 in Dhaka and started her career at a very early age. Soon she became a household name in Pakistan with her melodious voice and popular songs like ‘Sohni Dharti Allah …

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The Christchurch Massacre (Editorial April 2019)

The Christchurch Massacre (Editorial April 2019)

Islamophobia is real, deadly and spreading “The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them.”— Chinese Proverb The world today is reeling under the claws of terrorism. This menace has once again taken a heavy toll in the form of lives of nearly fifty innocent Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand. These ghastly attacks were, in …

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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 (Jan - Feb 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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CSS 2019 Solved Paper English (Précis & Composition)

CSS-2019 English Précis and Composition Paper

Q 2: Précis Dealing with Children The author says that educationists wrongly prefer not to interfere with children whereas they should enjoy their company. If one likes children the way one likes one’s pets, they will be more responsive without complaining much. If one tries to create in them a social sense and has in mind some future expectations of …

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