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JWT Desk

Model Courts: A Silent Revolution

Model Courts A Silent Revolution Magazine Desk The reforms in the legal system of Pakistan have been long debated due to great backlog of cases which is preventing the smooth functioning of the judicial system. This backlog has increasingly pushed the masses to move towards alternative means of justice which are speedy, if not efficient. However, in this bleak state …

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Ehsas Programme

Ehsas Programme A step towards a welfare state Magazine Desk In March, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched his administration’s poverty alleviation programme giving it the title of Ehsas, an extensive program that is meant to be implemented through 20 federal ministries/divisions, 6 federal agencies involved in poverty alleviation and social protection, four provincial governments, AJK and GB. The newly created …

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Education in Pakistan

Education in Pakistan Analysing the Public-Private Dichotomy Qurat ul Ain Aman The education system in Pakistan has been reduced to a shambles because of neglect by the successive government. Running private schools has, nowadays, become a lucrative venture as government’s failures have resulted in commercialization of education. It seems that the goal of educating the masses and aiming for a …

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Anti-Americanism in Pakistan

Anti-Americanism in Pakistan The Post-9/11 Scenario Mehtab Ali Bhatti The notion and concept of anti-Americanism – a pervasive feeling of anger, hostility and condemnation towards the United States of America – has been implanted in the minds of Pakistanis since many decades; owing, on the one hand, to the mistakes committed by the American government and its prejudiced policies towards …

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World War III

World War III WHO, WHERE & WHY “I don’t know with what weapons world war III will be fought, but world war IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” — Albert Einstein Abdul Rasool syed Polemics concerning the probable occurrence of third world war, nowadays, form the major part of many a political and academic discourse. According to strategic …

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Power Play in the Indian Ocean

Power Play in the Indian Ocean The Great Game Moves to Sea Magazine Desk India, China and the United States, the three major powers, which together account for nearly half of the global economy, are vying for influence in the Indian Ocean arena. All three of them view the region through their own geostrategic frameworks, ensuring intense jostling at best …

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Global Peace and Security

Global Peace and Security World Leaders Betray the Canons of Truth, Wisdom and Humanity Dr Mahboob A. Khawaja Today’s Political World at a Glance Global politics is overwhelmingly becoming robotic when question of safeguard of the mankind comes up. Global political leaders are fast becoming actors on stage – issuing abstract statements of outrage and expressing phony sense of grief …

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WORLD NUCLEAR FORCES

WORLD NUCLEAR FORCES The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) launched, on June 17, the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2019, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. SIPRI Governing Board Chair Ambassador Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, said, “A key finding is that despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear …

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The Menace of Honour Killings in Pakistan

The Menace of Honour Killings in Pakistan There is no honour in killing! Abdul Rasool Syed Woefully speaking, women in our country are subjected to various kinds of abuse and persecution. Rape, domestic violence, forced marriage, acid attacks and honour killing are the most common injustices that a Pakistani woman has to face in our patriarchal society. Of all these …

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