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May 2013

Foreign Interference in ELECTIONS 2013

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Najam Sethi, in a press conference, denied US role in his appointment, adding that he never held one-on-one meeting with the US envoy Richard Olson. Even if he had no one-on-one meeting with US envoy recently, it does not mean that US had no role in his appointment. In the past, there were reports that he …

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WORLD IN FOCUS (March – April 2013)

News From National & International Press National Mar 16: Senior bureaucrat Mahfooz Ali Khan was given the charge of chief secretary of Balochistan. Mar 16: The federal government notified a Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) court for Islamabad capital territory (ICT). Mar 18: President Asif Ali Zardari and his Egyptian counterpart Dr Mohamed Morsi ‘the first Egyptian leader in over …

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Study in Australia

Australia is a hugely popular destination for highly skilled young people, and students, wishing to start a new life in another country. The Australia is actively encouraging the immigration of skilled migrants as well as of students. It’s a country with endless opportunities for students as many Australian Universities are placed among the World’s Top 100 Universities. Every year, thousands …

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The Polls & Power Frenzy

Election is a game of numbers. Stakes are high and this time again things aren’t going to be as simple as they are apparently. Delay in electing a new setup is next-to-impossible. It will benefit none; neither the army nor the politicians. International forces won’t be receptive either. Country’s security establishment may not dare to prolong the tenure of the …

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Education in Pakistan: Causes of Failed State and Future Road Map

Education has been accorded great importance in every religion and society. Islam also attached utmost importance to it. 1.    Introduction 2.    Importance of Education 3.    Present state of Education: Dismal a)    Literacy b)    Equity c)    Quality d)    Access e)    Relevance f)    Environment 4.    Technical Education 5.    Higher Education 6.    Causes of Failure a)    Historical and societal b)    Governance-related Factors 7.   …

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Queries Of CSS, PMS, PCS Aspirants

Jahangir’s World Times is the only magazine that caters for the needs of the candidates of the prestigious competitive exams including CSS, PMS and PCS. Candidates often face difficulties in selection of subjects, choosing the right books, preparing for the interviews and so on. JWT’s CSS GURU is an initiative to provide the guidance candidates may need at any stage. …

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Global Warming

The distinction between weather and climate is an important one. For example, weather forecasts can be fairly specific but are little use more than a few days into the future.   Q1. What exactly is the climate? Climate, like weather, describes the state of the atmosphere in terms of factors such as temperature, wind and rainfall. But whereas weather describes …

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Pakistan Becomes Nuclear Power

Pakistan crossed the nuclear threshold to become a declared nuclear weapons state on 28 May 1998 after it detonated five nuclear devices in the Ras Koh Hills in Chagai, Balochistan. This day is celebrated across the country as a national day ‘Youm-e-Takbir’, and is a milestone in the history of Pakistan. Background After BJP came into power in India after …

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Population Bomb

Most educated people in Pakistan agree with the fact that the country’s population has been growing at an alarming rate during the past few decades. Pakistan was only the second country after India that started an official family planning programme about 50 years ago, while many other Asian and Arab countries did so later. Even though in Islam there is …

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Nations & States

In politics, individuals normally act in connection with social groupings. The political world has been divided in terms of ‘we versus ‘they’, the latter being referred to as barbarians, outsiders or more often, ‘the ‘enemy’. Most of us belong to groups which reflect our work, political views, religious beliefs and life styles. But there is one group that pervades all …

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