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October 2013

WORLD IN FOCUS  (August ‘September 2013)

News From National & International Press  National Aug 16: The Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC) decided to establish a mega city on 20,000 acres in the province with the cooperation of leading Chinese companies. The project includes an industrial estate, housing colonies and other related facilities. Aug 17: An exhibition organised by the Mumbai based International Creative …

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16 every year. This event commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. The theme of 2013 is ‘A healthy atmosphere, the Future We Want’. Background In 1987, representatives from 24 countries …

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Ibn Khaldun’s Concept of State

Ibn Khaldun, the great North African Muslim thinker and philosopher, believed that the state has its foundation on one of the two great moral principles; the sense of Oneness or Group Mind, Asabiya, and religion. The State as such is the natural result of human life which requires association and organization; ‘human association is necessary,’ the philosopher expresses this saying, …

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Advertising The way it should be

Today’s world is known as the world of advertising. It is the backbone of media industry. Both business and advertising go hand in hand. There can be no business without advertising and there can be no advertising without business. WHAT IS ADVERTISING? Advertising is a paid communication through a medium in which the sponsor is identified and the message is …

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Building Smart Organizations for Competitive Pakistan

Recently, I was invited to a conference in Paris to introduce smart card platform in Pakistan, which according to the organizers will change the way governments deliver services. One of my co-speakers was a renowned British innovator, an airline owner and a prolific writer. I asked him, ‘What is the greatest invention of all times.’ ‘Wheel’, he replied assertively, and …

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In Conversation with Dr M. Imran Khan, (PSP) 20th Position, CSS-2012

‘Proper time management and well-planned preparation are indispensable to success’ Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): Tell us about your educational background and achievements in detail? Muhammad Imran Khan (MIK): After my early education at my hometown, Mianwali, I did MBBS from Nishtar Medical College, Multan. After graduation, I embarked on my professional career as a doctor. I did house job and …

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First Week at World Times Academy

WORLD TIMES ACADEMY proudly has the best faculty in town comprising more than five PhDs and many of the serving CSPs. The first week at the World Times Academy was full of learning and experience. Orientation Lectures Orientation lectures of all the compulsory subjects were delivered in the first week.  Our in-house counsellors and Mr Adeel Niaz (The Project-Head of …

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QUERIES of CSS, PMS, PCS Aspirants

For all your queries about CSS, PMS, PCS and other Competitive Exams, please write to us or email at the following address: CSS GURU Jahangir’s World Times 121-D, Gulberg II, Lahore. email: cssguru@jworldtimes.com Dear CSS Guru I want to appear in CSS 2014 exams and my subjects are Sociology, Journalism, Sindhi, Psychology and Public Administration. Please advise me on the …

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Merit vs Quotas

Economists, as a rule, do not like quota systems. They view all kinds of quotas ‘import quota, export quota or any other sort of quota used for the rationing of goods and services’ with equal suspicion. Their argument is that quotas reduce efficiency and create losses in the economy; technically called deadweight losses. Theoretically, the efficiency argument also applies to …

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ISLAM & Capital Punishment

In the modern, democratic world, there is debate whether capital punishment should be awarded for any crime howsoever serious. Many people are shocked at this debate and feel how capital punishment could be abolished at all. They feel that it is fear of death punishment which keeps criminals and murderers restrained. If the capital punishment is abolished, they argue, people …

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