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May 2014

Jahangir’s World Times May 2014

World in Focus (March April 2014)

News From National & International Press National Mar 17: The Supreme Court declared illegal all 238 appointments made in the Employees Old-age Benefits Institution (EOBI) during the last PPP government. Mar 18: The Prime Minister approved the constitution of the National Intelligence Directorate (NID) and highly trained and properly equipped rapid response forces at the federal and provincial levels. Mar …

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Causes of Terrorism in Pakistan

Terrorism is not a new phenomenon. Its roots can be traced back to the beginning of recorded history. Terrorism, a scourge and a menace that has shaken the very basis of modern world, is essentially an outcome of a lot of things. It’s like a punishment to a nation for no sins of its own, but of its leaders and …

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Safety & Security of Pakistan’s Nuclear Power Plants

The misperceptions and misconceptions regarding the safety and security at Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) have given birth to several counter debates among the nuclear energy supporters and anti-nuclear energy lobby within Pakistan. The subject needs to shed light on the rationality of anti-nuclear activists’ concerns and anxiety that the power plants are not working under appropriately stringent security arrangement. Has …

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ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN PAKISTAN

Major environmental issues currently confronting Pakistan include climate change, water-energy, pollution and waste management, salinity and water logging, irrigated agriculture, biodiversity and more that are too numerous to count. Pakistan, being one of the highly vulnerable countries to climate change impact, has to bear the brunt of its effects. Environmental hazards have become a major global issue this century. These …

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IRAN’S CHABAHAR VS PAKISTAN’S GWADAR

The story of an intense competition to shape the future of Asia. Pakistan and Iran have cordial and fraternal bilateral relations besides being the neighbours. Both countries have embarked on ambitious plans to establish economic, trade and transport contacts with Afghanistan, Central Asian states and beyond, to create leverage in the region. Construction of Gwadar Port was necessitated due to …

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Pakistan & India

If there are any two nations with enriched common interests overriding the gruesome perpetuated animosity cluster, those are Pakistan and India. What went wrong with these poverty-stricken emerging nations that they could not cleanse glued hatred of the past and fear of the unknown future? The problem rests with breaking from the past and opening up new avenues for creative …

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MORE LAWS, LESS SECURITY

AN ANALYSIS OF THE PROTECTION OF PAKISTAN ORDINANCE AND THE INVESTIGATION FOR FAIR TRIAL ACT The Investigation for Fair Trial Act, 2013 The Investigation for Fair Trial Act, 2013 was formally assented to by the President of Pakistan on 20th February, 2013 after its approval from the National Assembly and the Senate of Pakistan. The law is conceptually progressive as …

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CHANGING WINDS

Literacy level of all others ethnicities is also much higher than that of Pashtuns. Tajiks and Hazaras are known to support Iran. Coming Afghan leadership has a clear tilt towards India. India is already operating 13 consulates along Pak-Afghan Border. Wake up. Pull up your socks. Tighten the ropes. Secure your footholds. Join hands. It’s time to unite rather than …

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THE SILK ROAD – From Past to Future

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his visit to Kazakhstan in September 2013, called for joint development of an ‘Economic Belt’ along the Silk Road. The proposal has been enthusiastically received both at home and abroad. The ‘Belt’ initiative is the continuation and development of the spirit of the ancient Silk Road. Over 2,000 years ago, the industrious and brave people …

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The Hague Nuclear Security Summit and Pakistan’s Stance

The third Nuclear Security Summit was held on March 24-25, 2014, at The Hague, Netherlands, whereby 53 countries showed their commitment to effectively control illegal proliferation of nuclear and radioactive materials. This summit was in line with the previous two held in Washington DC (2010), and Seoul (2012) to safeguard the world against nuclear terrorism. Let’s analyse the objectives of …

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