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2011

Blasphemy in Islam

Blasphemy in Islam is any irreverent behaviour towards holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, and beliefs. Islam and Blasphemy Blasphemy in Islam is any irreverent behaviour towards holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, and beliefs. Blasphemers Islamic legal authorities agree that a blasphemer can be Muslim or non-Muslim. To be convicted of blasphemy, an individual must be an adult, of sound mind, …

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“Virtues of humbleness and compassion are key to success”

Please share with us your educational background. I belong to village Ranian of District Gujrat. I did my matric and FSc from Gujrat. Then I passed B.A in 2005 from Government College University, Lahore. Later I completed LLB from Punjab University Law College. Presently, I am doing LLM from University of the Punjab. I am also teaching Constitutional and International …

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Nouns with appropriate prepositions

Here are some nouns prepositions for all competitive exams, specially for the CSS and PMS. The aim of these prepositions is to know the exact usage of preposition with the specific used-words. Usually, the candidates use the wrong prepositions while writing the essays, paragraphs or answering the meanings of the difficult words. Absent from:    Qaiser was absent from the college. …

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Good education is the best panacea for Balochistan

I would urge all the provincial governments especially Government of the Punjab and the Federal government that they should invest in the education sector of Balochistan because it is the most neglected sector. Please tell us about your educational background and why did you choose this profession?    Well, I did my masters in Islamic Studies and B.Ed in the …

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Education for all: Still a far cry

Education is vital for Pakistan’s progress but we have made it as an instrument for going up the social ladder. At the time of independence, Pakistan had poor educated system and a few schools, colleges and only one university, the University of the Punjab, Lahore. Initially, our entire system of education was state-run. Now education is taken care of both …

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A truly independent foreign policy especially for small and medium sized powers is not possible

Pakistan is the only hope for the people living in this country. Why are we unable to have an independent foreign policy? In the world of diplomacy, professionals recognise that a truly independent foreign policy especially for small and medium sized powers is not possible. There are two reasons: first, because of the limited capabilities of the state and second, …

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Geo-strategic importance of Pakistan

The US and its NATO allies which were engaged in a bitter the Cold War with the then Soviet Union decided to use Pakistan as a frontline state against their enemy. Prof Munawar Sabir in his scholarly lecture delivered at the Superior University, Lahore, exclusively for the CSS students preparing for interview on ‘Geo-strategic importance of Pakistan’. He highlighted the …

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Feb 5: A day to remember Kashmiris’ sacrifices

It is incumbent on the international community in general and governing world bodies in particular to force India to stop shedding Kashmiris blood. Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto announced in 1990 to observe February 5 as Kashmir Day to show solidarity with the people of Indian-held Kashmir. Kashmiris and Pakistanis around the world observe this day to express solidarity with …

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The nature of interest and Riba

Can the Muslim scholars resolve the age-old controversies centred on the twin concepts of interest and Riba? Looking at the state of the current debate, the answer is in the negative. With every passing day, these controversies get deeper and more complex as new approaches are adopted by the Muslim thinkers to substantiate a given point of view on the …

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Good understanding of subjects which are studied at graduation and master’s level leads to success

Aspirants must keep this thing in minds that the CSS is a doable task. I have done masters in three subjects: Islamic Studies, Political Science and Economics as an external student from University of Balochistan. After graduation in 2005, I passed the exam of Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) and got the post of ‘Industrial development officer’ (BS-16). During this …

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