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October 2017

Monthly Jahangir’s World Times

October 2017

World in Focus (August-Sep 2017 )

NATIONAL Aug 16: PML-N nominated Senator Yaqoob Khan Nasar as the acting president of the party. The PML-N came into being in 1990, and since then, Shahbaz Sharif is the only person, other than Nawaz Sharif, to have held the office of party chief. Aug 16: The United States designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a specially designated terrorist organisation led by …

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Beyond Austerity: Towards a Global New Deal

Fifty years ago, at New York’s Riverside Church, Martin Luther King made a passionate plea for a more equal, more just, more peaceful and more dignified world. Calling for “a radical revolution of values”, King concluded, “We must rapidly begin … the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights …

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WORLD PEACE CANNOT BE ACHIEVED WITH AN OUTDATED UNITED NATIONS

By: Asadullah Khokhar Since time immemorial, the humankind has been coveting for peace. All religions, philosophies and civilizations have praised the virtues of peace and have strove for its attainment. The abhorrent ugliness of war and violence compels the suffering humanity, from time to time, to reflect and make concerted efforts to restoring peace. So, harbouring this desire of a …

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CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Conflict is a constant in modern life and this is also the case in the delivery of services by the public administration. It occurs due to diversity of views, difference of opinion and/or conflicting interests. It may also arise among employees and between public administration and service-users and service-providers. Disagreements, difference of opinion or attitude, needs and views on the …

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Nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the Way Forward, How to avoid the Armageddon

With a multitude of long-, medium- and short-range ballistic missiles in its arsenal; with miniaturized thermonuclear bomb and inclusion of intercontinental ballistic missile (IBMs) that can hit mainland USA in its deadly weaponry, provocative statements on almost daily basis and intermittent missile tests, North Korea has irrefutably attained the status of the nuclear power that was once feared and resisted …

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Women in ISLAM Myth and Reality

“Islam has catapulted women’s standing from below the earth to so high that Paradise lies at her feet.” Perhaps out of crude ignorance, or a sheer malice towards Islam, the western academia has been spewing out a well-contrived propaganda of hatchet job; though it has largely coloured the true place women have been accorded by Islam, it has prejudicially turned …

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Feminism and Wave Analogy

The word feminism originated from the French word “feminisime” in the nineteenth century. Interestingly, it was used either as a medical term to describe the feminisation of male body or to describe women with masculine traits. According to Jaggar(1983), a sociologist, when the word ‘feminism’ was used in the early part of the twentieth century, it was used only to …

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The Rohingya Crisis, An unending tale of miseries

Nationalism is running high in current global system. Ethnic and religious minorities are prime victim of this nationalist fervour as they are used as scapegoats by jingoists. The ongoing plight of Rohingya community in Myanmar is a glaring example of this nationalist onslaught on minorities.  The recent episode in persecution of the Rohingya started in 2012 when riots in Rakhine …

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