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False Dawn in Afghanistan?

False Dawn in Afghanistan?

A temporary Taliban truce, despite the opportunity it presents, doesn’t mean peace is about to break out anytime soon. In recent days, unprecedented developments in Afghanistan have brought new hope to one of the most war-stricken countries in the world. The Afghan government and the Taliban declared separate brief cease-fires to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Over a remarkable three-day …

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Revamping Pakistan’s global image

Revamping Pakistan’s global image

If we continue to face the image problem for an indefinite period, it can adversely affect our economic growth Post 9/11, Pakistan’s image abroad has been greatly tarnished despite the country’s great successes in the anti-terror war and participation in global peace-keeping efforts under the UN aegis. The national concern about Pakistan’s image abroad led to the constitution of a …

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The global strategies and Pakistan

The global strategies and Pakistan

What is in store for the country is unpredictable in view of the complicated and conflicting global and domestic policies How much the strategies of global powers can affect the wave of militancy in the country is too difficult a question to answer. But it cannot be ignored completely knowing the presence of Nato forces in the neighbouring country and …

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China’s plans to rule the seas hit trouble in Pakistan

China’s plans to rule the seas hit trouble in Pakistan

China’s strategic ambition to extend its maritime power across the Indian Ocean is hitting severe obstacles in the giant, volatile Pakistani province of Balochistan. Beijing’s priority is to develop the sleepy Baloch fishing port of Gwadar, 300 miles west of Karachi, to project its commercial and naval influence further west. But kidnappings, drive-by shootings and bomb attacks in the past …

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Pakistan and the building tensions in the Middle East

Pakistan and the building tensions in the Middle East

By: Shahid Javed Burki A number of developments have occurred in and around the Middle East that would likely make the region even more volatile than in the past. These events will have consequences for Pakistan for reasons that need to be understood by the policymakers working in Islamabad. Some of what has happened in the last several months is …

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National & International MCQs (February-March 2017)

National & International MCQs (June-July 2018)

 National MCQs 1. On Feb 16, ______ introduced “The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction”. (a) Pan Macmillan    (b) Barnes & Noble (c) Bloomsbury    (d) Barron’s 2. On Feb 17, Pakistan was ranked ______ out of 186 economies on the Index of Economic Freedom 2017. (a) 141st        (b) 147th (c) 15st        (d) 171st 3. The National Green Day was …

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World in Focus (February – March 2017)

World in Focus (February - March 2017)

 NATIONAL Feb 16: One of the world’s biggest booksellers, Barnes & Noble, introduced “The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction” to honour Nobel Prize winner Dr Abdus Salam of Pakistan. The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction The Salam Award seeks to encourage aspiring speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin. The annual short fiction award will be judged by a rotating jury …

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Working Together for a Better World

Working Together for a Better World

Although there have been widespread protests against the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, many countries, especially those in Asia, have attached a great deal of expectation to the Trump presidency. India, Pakistan, China, the security normalizing and economically recovering Japan and the ASEAN Economic Community are all looking forward to working with …

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Pakistan, India and the Indus Water Treaty

BY Kuldip Nayar Press pause and think  Islamabad has asked the World Bank to honour the Indus Water Treaty executed between India and Pakistan in 1960. This is in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark that India is free to use the water which flows into the sea. This is not correct because according to the treaty India cannot …

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World in Focus (October-November 2016)

World in Focus

NATIONAL Oct 16: Pakistan became the first head of the Saarc’s Anti-Corruption Forum (ACF) for a year. Oct 17: Third unit of the Chashma nuclear power project in Pakistan went into operation. Highlights China’s first overseas reactor at Chashma went into operation in 2000, while the second was completed in 2011. It is the third, and the fourth will be …

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