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World in Focus (May-June 2017)

NATIONAL May 16: The Senate of Pakistan approved the draft of Companies Act 2017, replacing 33-year-old Companies Ordinance, 1984. May 16: Pakistan signed an MoU with the Alibaba Group to promote country’s worldwide exports by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through e-commerce. May 16: MSCI, a New York-based company, announced the upgrade of Pakistan’s status to the emerging market (EM) ... Read More »

World in Focus (April-May 2017)

World in Focus (April-May 2017)

NATIONAL Apr 17: Ehsanullah Ehsan, one of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar top leaders and former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan spokesman, surrendered himself to the security forces. Apr 17: The KP government signed 11 MoUs for five projects costing up to Rs. 60 billion with Chinese companies for development projects in the province under the CPEC. Apr 17: In a first high-level visit by officials from ... Read More »

The Mysterious Mr Jadhav

The Mysterious Mr Jadhav

I am not sure who Kulbhushan Jadhav is, or how he came to be in Pakistan, but my curiosity has been aroused and I’ve tried to read as widely as I can to find the answers. Alas, all I’ve ended up with is questions. The more I learn, the more they multiply. First, why does Jadhav have two passports, one ... Read More »

The New World Order and Pakistan

The New World Order and Pakistan

Henry Kissinger described world order as “the concept held by a region or civilization about the nature of just arrangements and the distribution of power thought to be applicable to the entire world.” The instant article is an attempt to analyze the changing regional and global dynamics and their effects on the future “nature of just arrangements” and “distribution of ... Read More »

The Art of PRÉCIS WRITING, Top 15 out-of-the-box solutions

the Art of Precis writing

Précis writing remains Achilles’ heel for most of the candidates of the competitive exams, despite a plethora of instructions offered by handbooks as well as teachers. Aspirants get confused because of certain popular misconceptions about the nature of this exercise, and, eventually, miss the mark. Here are some specifics (based on common sense, not run-of-the-mill rules) that shall make life ... Read More »

In Conversation with Umer Sarwar, 1st in Punjab, PMS 2016

Umer Sarwar, 1st in Punjab, PMS 2016

When you have to opt for a subject you had never studied before, go for a subject that is general in nature. Umer Sarwar has topped the Provincial Management Service (PMS) 2016 Exam by securing an impressive aggregate of 1010 marks. Hailing from Rawalpindi, the very talented Umer has an MSc (Hons.) degree in Agricultural Sciences (Food Technology) on his ... Read More »

The Elusive Dream of Pursuing Peace through Strength

The Elusive Dream of Pursuing Peace through Strength

“To pursue peace through strength, it shall be the policy of the United States to rebuild the U.S. Armed Forces.” — President Donald J. Trump Given his view of pursuing peace through strength, the US President, Donald Trump, is not alone, not even first, in viewing the world as a dangerous political jungle filled with untamable predators. Pursuing peace through ... Read More »