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May 2011

Candidates should put more emphasis on preparing for optional subjects

In my opinion, candidates should put more emphasis on preparing for compulsory subjects as most of the students fail in these subjects. Education and achievements. I graduated from Government College University, Lahore, and did my masters in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. I started my career as Sub-Editor in Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation. I was also selected as ‘analyst’ in …

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Tawhid/Monotheism/Unity of God

Islam is a perfect and comprehensive code of life. Islam is a perfect and compre-hensive code of life which covers all the aspects of human life emphasising equally on beliefs and practical deeds. According to Islam, good deeds are futile without correct and right beliefs. The first major and fundamental belief of Islam is that of tawhid/ monotheism or unity …

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French Revolution

When the price of bread and gas is beyond your reach then you will know how angry the French peasantry felt at the time of the revolution.” Between 1789 and 1802 France was wracked by a revolution which radically changed the government, administration, military and culture of the nation as well as plunging Europe into a series of wars. France …

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United States Interests in Gwadar Port

Termination of the Cold War ended a pretext of heavy US naval presence in the Indian Ocean. China is helping Pakistan in building this port as well as a host of associated projects such as railroad links, industrial complexes, etc. India and Iran are raising eyebrows over the increased Chinese presence, which is also attracting the attention of the US. …

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Unpacking the HEC debate

An amended, rationalised HEC Needs to stay in place The 18th Amendment appr-oved by the Parliament in 2010 signified a new era in Pakistan’s troubled federalism. Given our turbulent constitutional history, the new governance arrangements approved by all parties and federating units settled for a leaner centre and addressed long-standing demands of provincial autonomy. But the implementation of this amendment …

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Mother’s Love and Mother’s Day

Why do mother love her child, and why no one else can love like her? A mother is bound to love her child; and that love begins to develop even before the birth of a child. Current literature is flooded with examples of mother’s love, her sacrifice and her importance. But this article also includes as why does she love …

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Energy Crisis: Causes and Solutions

The construction of new water storages on the Indus River is uncertain, because it involves the complex social, environmental, political and other issues. Akhori Dam Construction of Bhasha Dam, if built, will take a decade or more which will only replace the dwindling capacity of Tarbela and Mangla Dams and not add to the capacity; a fallacy being projected. One …

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Inflation and its Causes: The Case of Pakistan

High inflation has badly hit the rich and the poor alike, but the poverty stricken class is the worst target. Inflation discourages savings by reducing the real rate of return on financial assets leading to lower investment and growth. Inflation is defined as the persistent rise in the general price level. A number of theories explain the causes of inflation. …

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Pakistan’s Past, Present & Future

The Quaid gave us the watchword ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’but we ruthlessly butchered it at the altar of factionalism, racialism and provincialism. Where do we stand today after the expiry of almost six-and-a-half decades since independence? I think we stand nowhere but on the brink of a deep abyss’ an abyss of ideological schizophrenia, a loss of cultural identity, an …

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