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August 2017

Jahangir’s World Times
August 2017 Complete Issue

In Conversation with BILAL MAHMOOD SULEHRI, 1st in Azad Kashmir, CSS-2016

I had no time to study until the final months. JWT proved pretty handy in such tough times. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background? Bilal Mahmood Sulehri (BMS): I have been an average student from matriculation onwards. I did my matriculation from Shaheen Degree College Kamra and FSc (Pre-Engg.) from FG Degree …

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Has the United Nations Become Irrelevant ?

The question ‘Has the United Nations failed the purpose of its creation?’ keeps echoing every now and then. However, it is being asked with increasing frequency, especially in the recent years, as the unending wars in almost every part of the world continue to put a big question mark on the efficacy of the world body. There are undoubtedly countless …

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Climate Change and Food Security

Food security is inextricably linked to favourable weather conditions. Weather provides enabling environment where crops grow lavishly, mature in time and produce enormous yield. Different components of weather such as length of days and nights, moisture content, temperature fluctuations, wind velocity and variations in seasons, have far-reaching and overarching impacts on the yield of different crops. Clime change or unpredictability …

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Why Men Commit Violence against Women

Violence by men against women does not occur in isolation; it is strongly linked to that against their fellow men, as well as to the internalization of violence. Male-dominated societies are not only based on ‘superiority’ of men over women but some men are also rendered to the subordinate position. Violence – or threat of violence – in men is …

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Assessing the Threat of DAESH IN SOUTH ASIA

Born from a brutal Al-Qaeda faction, the IS or Daesh has grown from relative obscurity in recent years to overshadow its extremist patrons. After controlling large swathes of land in the Middle East, due to its transnational nature, the organization is having its spillover effects across the globe, especially in the regions nearer to the Middle East. The lethal outfit …

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IS CPEC Another East India Company in the Making?

In October 2016, lawmakers from the Senate of Pakistan – the upper house of the country’s parliament – expressed a growing fear that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could turn into another East India Company if the country’s interests were not actively protected. East India Company was a British trading mission sent to India which served as the precursor to …

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Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan saw massive influx of refugees from Afghanistan during the 1980s. They came through the border gateways and informal crossing points on the Durand Line. The registered figure of Afghan refugees in Pakistan at that time was 3.2 million. As time passed by, their population grew to reach the 5 million mark. Currently, there are about 1.5 million registered and …

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POST-2010: LATEST CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF PAKISTAN

Introduction Pakistan’s constitution is no stranger to amendments; extant written constitution of 1973 had as many as eighteen amendments till 2010. Much has been written about the amendments introduced to the constitution till that time; the purpose of this write-up is to consolidate and record the post-2010 (post-Eighteenth Amendment) constitutional amendments that have been made, and the draft amendments laid …

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The Indo-Israeli Embrace

Since the contemporary international system is largely anarchic, it is not surprising to see two oppressive, ultra-right-wing governments, India and Israel, overtly embracing each other despite their gross human rights violations in Kashmir and Palestine. Narendra Modi has become the first Indian Prime Minister to pay a state visit to Israel – an oppressive state that has colonised and suppressed …

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Reorienting the American Foreign Policy, Need for a twenty-first-century version of the Truman Doctrine

Donald Trump’s entry into the White House as the 45th President of the United States has prompted a major reassessment of the United States’ global role – the most fundamental rethinking since World War II. It is already clear that Trump will continue at least one trend that has been under way since the collapse of the Soviet Union. For …

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