July 2014

Jahangir’s World Times July 2014

Think Tank – The Thought Behind Policies

The world had always been confronting numerous, diverse challenges in the realms of international peace and security, terrorism, globalization and governance, international economics, environment, information and society, poverty alleviation, human rights, healthcare, and so on. These issues need to be addressed by bridging the gap between knowledge and policy in critical areas. This phenomenon led to the establishment of regional …

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A review of the World Cups

From 1930 to 2014 It was in 1920 when the first international intercontinental football tournament was held, when FIFA and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) joined hands to include the event in the 1920 summer Olympics for the first time. The first Olympic event was won by Belgium and the next two in 1924 and 1928 were both won by …

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Exclusive Interview: Dr. Waqar Ali Khan, 1st Position CSS 2013

For compulsory subjects, especially Current Affairs, I consulted JWT only, and for all my optional subjects, I relied solely on ’20 Questions’ series of Jahangir Books. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): All aspirants would be keen to know about you? Tell us about your academic career. Waqar Ali Khan (WAK): I got my early education from Saint Mary’s Academy, Lalazar, Rawalpindi. …

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Reducing Income Inequality Through Taxation

The word ‘democracy’ a Greek word in origin’ is composed of Demo or the people and ‘Cracy’ rule, or rule of people, it started in city states of Greece. A lame tradition of Democracy was practiced in Rome where it got mixed up with Emperorship and had a zigzag course. Otherwise in Europe, worst authoritarian rule remained entrenched till the …

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Media Imperialism in Pakistan

Pakistan has a vibrant media landscape. To a large extent, the media enjoys freedom of expression in spite of political pressure and direct bans sometimes administered by political stakeholders. In today’s world media imperialism is a matter of primary importance especially to the developing world. Pakistan is one of those developing countries which are suffering from the imperialism of media. …

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On Pakistan-India Water Dispute

Scarcity of water is a huge problem faced by many countries of the world, especially the developing ones. The effects of environmental degradation and poor management of available water resource have made water one of the scarcest resources in poor economies. As a result, there is a struggle for this resource and this sometimes leads to conflicts. The India-Pakistan water …

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Tornadoes: The Science Behind the Destruction

How tornadoes form and how they die is not fully understood, yet scientists probing those mysteries’ and aiming to improve warning systems’ have pinpointed key risk factors. A tornado, or twister, is a violently rotating column of air that extends between the Earth’s surface and a cloud, usually a cumulonimbus cloud. Most tornadoes last for less than ten minutes. Large …

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Budgeting Process in Pakistan-I

The word budget has been derived from the French word ‘Bougett’ which means a pouch or a wallet. It was coined by England’s Chancellor of Exchequer, Mr William Ewart Gladstone, in 1860. The budget is taken in different ways in different countries; when we speak of the ‘budget’ of a department, it means expenditure estimates only. While in England the …

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Amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Law

The net result of the plethora of amendments to ATA 1997 is that they have taken away the ‘specialty’ of the special law and have relegated it to the level of general penal law of the country. On 6th February, 2014, two bills were introduced in the National Assembly of Pakistan to make amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 (ATA …

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Action Against Terrorists More Than Inevitable Now

The PML-N, PTI and an assortment of religio-political Islamic parties had been clamouring for ‘dialogue’ with the Taliban. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also constituted a four-member committee, comprising, PM’s Adviser Irfan Siddiqui, renowned journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai‚ former ambassador Rustam Shah Mehmand and former ISI official Major (R) Amir, for negotiations with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). But, the process soon hit …

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