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2011

China US sign lucrative trade agreements

Huge Trade agreements worth $45 bn with China are going to facilitate the creation of employment for 235,000 Americans The previous visit of Chinese leaders produced results that benefited US companies ranging from manufacturers of computer software and wind turbines to beef producers. The US side said that significant agreements had also been reached that should boost export sales by …

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The Great Game still continues

Seven years after the US pushed the leaderships of the Taliban out of Afghanistan and into Pakistan, an insurgency that includes these and other groups are gaining ground on both sides of the Pak-Afghan border. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running from the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. A second phase …

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The use of preposition

The use of inappropriate prepositions is a fertile source of errors with students. Learn the use of appropriate prepositions with words. Indeed, prepositions are the spice of a good writing and it is very difficult to master the art of using them. There are many nouns, adjectives, verbs and participles in English which take particular and appropriate prepositions after them. …

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Global Zero: world without nuclear weapons

It is clear that if we don’t achieve ‘Global Zero, our planet is always at risk, of being converted into a Ground Zero. Outline 1.    Introduction 2.    Brief history of nuclear weapons 3.    Perils of nuclear weapons 4.    Need to eliminate nuclear weapons 5.    Global zero initiative 6.    Is this goal achievable? Yes: a.    Historical support b.    Political will c.   …

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A Greater India Dream myth exposed

For some reason, nuclear and security-related issues have remained a no go area for Pakistani researchers and academics.No wonder, we have not had any meaningful literature on India-Pakistan nuclear stand-off and its regional and global implications. In an unlettered society where one rarely comes across people genuinely into writing or reading and where books are sold not by content but …

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Comprehension

Comprehension of an unseen prose passage forms quite an important part of CSS/PCS English. You may be asked to answer given questions on it or make a precis of it. In either case you will have to comprehend it thoroughly and interpret it correctly. You will have to read the passage twice or thrice in order to grasp its meaning. …

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Tricky – Tracky Adjectives

It is easy to use most of the adjectives but some of them are very tricky. Incorrect    He did not give me some money. Correct    He did not give me any money. Incorrect    Any men die young. Correct    Some men die young. Incorrect    Many a man are poor. Correct    Many a man is poor.  Or Many men are poor. Incorrect   …

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Facts and Figures about FATA

1.Bajaur Agency Its administrative headquarter is at Khar. It is divided into two sub-divisions Khar, Nawagai and seven tehsils – Khar, Salazai, Uthmankhel, Nawagai, Charmar, Barang, Mamund. The total area of the agency is 1290 sq. km. The important rivers are Khwar and Panjgora – the main tributaries of Swat River. It was declared as a full-fledged Federally Administered Tribal …

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Candidates must choose their subjects carefully

Introduction Mr. Ahmed Farooq joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP) in 2001. During his ten years service, he has served as third secretary, second secretary and first secretary at New York in Pakistan’s mission to the United Nations. He also served as Assistant Director at Moscow in Pakistan’s embassy and had been Director SAARC at Foreign Office in Islamabad. …

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