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2018

CSS Essay Series

CSS Essay Series

INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPHS English as a Medium of Education in Pakistan (CSS 2009) Pakistan is a land where it is everyone’s hobby to indulge in argumentation and debate. Whether you have any knowledge about the subject of discussion or not, you can manage to continue with your self-created logics and inferences till the time your opponent accepts defeat. One amongst the many …

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Break up with Hard Study

Break up with Hard Study

By: Rokhana Riaz Know the Secrets of Success in Competitive Exams! When it comes to exams and study, everyone will tell you “study hard” for the competitive exams. It is believed that studying hard is ‘the key to success’. Well, let’s break up with that school of thought. Of course, if one wants to succeed in a competitive exam, one …

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In Conversation with Mohammad Murtaza (PAS), 3rd in Pakistan, CSS 2017

In Conversation with Mohammad Murtaza (PAS), 3rd in Pakistan, CSS 2017

Focus on your ability to think critically and to apply the concepts you learn to real life. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background? Mohammad Murtaza (MM): I started school at Beaconhouse in Karachi. Later, in 2004, when my family shifted to Lahore, I moved to Aitchison College and after that attended LUMS …

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The Saffron Terror

The Saffron Terror

Implications of a saffronized India India’s BJP government, under the aegis of its mother outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has been demonstrating extreme irrationality through its oodles of unjustifiable actions at home and regionally. The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its recent report has explained how under the BJP government’s patronage, rapid and extremely alarming saffronization of …

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Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli

It’s good to be bad! Introduction Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, popularly known as Machiavelli, was a 16th-century Florentine philosopher. He is known primarily for his political ideas but his philosophical legacy remains enigmatic. His most famous book ‘The Prince’ is considered his magnum opus. Machiavelli stood out from his contemporaries because he believed that politics and morality should be …

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Reforming Higher Education in Pakistan

Reforming Higher Education in Pakistan

Higher education does not know how to speak for its interests Since the creation of Pakistan, higher education system of the country has been a matter of great concern among various circles, especially the educationists, government, policymakers and general public. Ranging from socioeconomic system to religio-cultural lives of people the issue of higher education has several dimensions. In 1974, to …

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Boosting Pakistan’s Exports

Boosting Pakistan's Exports

By: Ammar Awais The Challenge Ahead In spite of the recent challenges faced by Pakistan’s economy, there is a sense of economic optimism in the country, driven by the $62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). However, certain measures need to be taken to reap maximum benefits out of CPEC projects, one of which is to ensure robust, export-led investment in …

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TAX Evasion and Economic Growth

TAX Evasion and Economic Growth

Finding the correlation Tax evasion is among the biggest problems Pakistan is faced with today. The fiscal deficit of the country has increased from 4.6 percent of GDP in 2015-16 to 6.8 percent in 2017-18. Increase in the fiscal deficit is due, mainly, to excessive expenditures and extremely low tax-to-GDP ratio, which remained within a narrow band of 9.8 percent …

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How can we improve Public Service Delivery?

How can we improve Public Service Delivery?

The government is meant to be elected by the people, and to serve them in return. Every government would claim adherence to this notion but when you talk to the common people, the picture you get is exactly the opposite. Most people don’t think that governments listen to, or care about, them or that the government will solve their problems. …

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