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INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPHS

INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPHS

English Essay Series Truth is a rare commodity despite the freedom by the print and electronic media. (CSS 2011) Once considered the champion of honesty, integrity, truth, responsibility and straightforwardness, the media – both print and electronic – is no more the way it was, or at least it should have been. Changing requirements of the modern era have cast …

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HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY

CSS Essay

Nothing scourges CSS aspirants more than English essay paper. It has become no less than a nightmare scenario for most of them. I often find students getting very good marks in Précis & Composition paper, but failing that of essay – sometimes by a very small margin. The examiner awarding 37 or 38 even 39 marks in this paper is …

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SUO MOTU

SUO MOTU

By: Qurrat-ul-Ain Rehman The Only Way to Justice? The power to take a Suo Motu notice is incorporated in Article 184(3) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan with respect to the initial jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. This article reads: “Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 199, the Supreme Court shall, if it considers that a …

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NORTHERN SEA ROUTE

NORTHERN SEA ROUTE

By: Uzair Salman A New Shipping Highway? Since the beginning of the year 2018, the Northern Sea Route (NSR), a shipping lane between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the Russian coast of Siberia and the Far East, has experienced a significant boost in transportation volumes. Russian ministry for Maritime and River Transport recently reported that the volume …

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Tackling the Challenge of Tax Compliance

Tax Compliance

Being relatively less distortionary, direct taxes tend to accelerate economic growth, provided the tax base is broad enough to ensure equitable sharing of tax burden by the economic agents. Voluntary tax compliance (VTC) is considered more efficient and cost-effective method of revenue collection through direct taxes. This could be an immediate explanation why the tax authorities in the modern economies …

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Right to Information

Right to Information

A powerful social accountability tool Freedom of information is not only a human right, but also an essential tool to engage and empower citizens to demand accountability from governments, and fight corruption. That is why ‘right to information’ (RTI) and the relevant laws, as well as the associated institutions have become a symbol of a society’s commitment to good governance. …

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Streamlining Pakistan-India Relationship

Pakistan-India Relationship

By: Asad Hussain The ever-worsening bilateral relationship of the two archrivals, Pakistan and India, is fast moving towards an unmanageable phase of circumstances. During the recent months, a warlike situation has been witnessed on the Line of Control (LoC) and in India-occupied Kashmir. The two neighbouring states are excessively involved in waging propaganda wars only to defame each other. The …

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Change Management in the Justice Sector of Pakistan

Justice Sector of Pakistan

Introduction Change is equal to resistance: the outlook is true for the public sector and more so for the justice sector of Pakistan. In mathematical proportions, the increasing expectations and the decreasing patience on the part of the public are proportional to the increasing inertia and decreasing flexibility on the part of organizations and institutions in the public sector. Strangely …

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The Untapped Potential of BLUE ECONOMY

BLUE ECONOMY

Pakistan’s route towards becoming an ocean-economy Since time immemorial, oceans and seas have been the source of natural resources and wealth. Many great civilizations evolved, and got destroyed, due to their geostrategic location on the sea routes. The harbours, coastlines and beaches provided humanity with an unending access to abundant onshore and offshore resources that necessitated a fast-paced development of …

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Slowdown of Economy

Economy

By: Dr Hafiz A. Pasha There are visible signs that the economy is beginning to slow down. During the last five years, the growth process had gradually begun to gather some momentum. The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics had, no doubt, been compelled to exaggerate the GDP growth rate. But the evidence was convincing that the economy had moved up from …

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