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Middle East Crisis and Kashmir, Saying No to Radicalization

Middle East Crisis and Kashmir

From Palestine to Syria, from Iraq to Nigeria and from Afghanistan to Kashmir, the whole Muslim world is ablaze. Conflicts, external interventions, foreign occupations and all such factors are adding fuel to this already burning fire. This grave state of affairs warrants a serious introspection and amelioration of policies so as to transform the Muslim lands into peaceful territories. And, ... Read More »

WITHDRAWING THE WITHDRAWAL, Is Afghanistan A Mission Impossible?

Withdrawing the Withdrawal

Once again, the United States has delayed the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan — prolonging the United States’ longest war. Despite an earlier promise to remove US troops from the war-torn country, President Barack Obama announced on October 15 that he will keep military combat troops there at least through the end of his administration in 2016. And in ... Read More »

EU’s Looming Demise, Europe to Build Up New Centres of Power

EUs Looming Demise

People, who believe that the European Union is a monolithic entity that conducts business that benefits individual European nations, have made a huge mistake. Today, the EU is a crumbling bureaucratic intergovernmental organization with several centres of power serving their own interests. All of these are seeking to convert the EU into a super state, controlling Western Eurasia, exploiting its ... Read More »

A ‘Knotty’ Love Affair

Pakistan India Relations

Despite Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s unrelenting overtures for peace between India and Pakistan, the two nuclear-armed neighbours remain inextricably tied together in a straight jacket with each mostly looking in the opposite direction while crying hoarse at each other. They just cannot unbuckle themselves in this traditionally “knotty” love affair, and are today the only two countries in the world ... Read More »

10 Questions with Hassan Jahangir (30th Position, CSS 2014)

Hassan Jahangir

JWT saved me several hours of labour as I prepared for Current Affairs, Pakistan Affairs and Essay just by going through this quality magazine. JWT: First of all, for the interest of JWT readers and CSS, PMS aspirants, please tell us about your educational background? And also tell about your career ambitions during your student life? Hassan Jahangir (HJ): I ... Read More »

10 Questions with Asadullah (10th in Pakistan, CSS 2014)

Assadullah CSS Topper

As far as JWT is concerned, I really see it as a great source of guidance for the CSS, PMS aspirants. JWT: First of all, for the interest of JWT readers and CSS, PMS aspirants, please tell us about your educational qualifications? Asadullah: I consider myself very lucky that I had the opportunity to study at excellent educational institutions. I ... Read More »



The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has modified the syllabus for the CSS exam for CE-2016 and onwards. This change was much needed since various quarters were blaming the structure of civil service recruitment as responsible for declining performance of civil servants. The FPSC has categorized Optional Subjects into seven groups. The subject of Economics now contains 200 marks and ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS (September ‘October 2013)

News From National & International Press National Sep 16: Sindh Prosecutor General Shahadat Awan resigned from his office. Sep 16: Malala Yousufzai and an American singer, human rights and social justice activist Harry Belafonte were jointly announced as the recipients of Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience Award’ for 2013. Sep 17: The Peshawar High Court directed the federal and Khyber ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS  (August ‘September 2013)

News From National & International Press  National Aug 16: The Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC) decided to establish a mega city on 20,000 acres in the province with the cooperation of leading Chinese companies. The project includes an industrial estate, housing colonies and other related facilities. Aug 17: An exhibition organised by the Mumbai based International Creative ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS (June ‘July 2013)

News From National & International Press   National June 16: Despite below 2,000 l itre per animal yield in the country, Pakistan became the fifth largest milk producing country in the world with 35.6 billion litres (natural contents) of milk per year. June 17: Punjab Finance Minister Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman presented the deficit budget for FY 2013-14 with a layout ... Read More »