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2018

The Future of Pakistan by Stephen P. Cohen

The Future of Pakistan by Stephen P. Cohen

By:Nargis Zahra Stephen P. Cohen is an established expert on politics of Pakistan. Presently, he is rendering his services as a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Program at Brookings Institution, Washington DC. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Science’s Committee on International Security and Arms Control. In his long career as an academician, Stephen P. Cohen …

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Water Crisis in Pakistan

Water Crisis in Pakistan

By: Qurrat-Ul-Ain Rehman  Act before it’s too late Water is one of the basic necessities of life. No life could have been possible on the planet Earth, had there been no water. However, it is a sad reality that we do not bother to take proper measures for securing and preserving our natural resources unless crises start knocking at our …

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Moving Beyond Kalabagh Dam

Moving Beyond Kalabagh Dam

A Critical Analysis Introduction Recently, a news story about moving the Supreme Court of Pakistan for the construction of the much-disputed Kalabagh Dam appeared in a number of national dailies. A Lahore-based lawyer Ilam ud Din Ghazi filed a petition, in May, in the Lahore registry of the apex court wherein he sought early construction of Kalabagh Dam (hereinafter KBD). …

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Mental Ability

Mental Ability

1. One morning after sunrise, Ali and Asad were standing in a lawn with their back towards each other. Ali’s shadow fell exactly toward left-hand side. Which direction Asad was facing? (a) East        (b) South (c) West       (d) North 2. Nageena is taller than Ayesha but not as tall as Mujahid. Salman is taller than …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA)

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA)

The Prophet’s (PBUH) closest companion & the first Caliph of Islam “Prophets alone bring new faiths. Yet, it’s the disciples and friends who distinguish the new faith. Moses (AS) had his brother Aaron (AS). Jesus (AS) had the 12 apostles. And, Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had Rashidun (Great) caliphs, the first of whom was Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA), Prophet Muhammad’s …

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English for CSS, PMS Comprehension

Précis and Comprehension

Comprehension is another important part of English (Précis & Composition) paper for CSS. In this 20-mark question, aspirants are given a passage that is, according to FPSC’s syllabus for CSS, rich in substance but not very technical or discipline-specific. The paragraph is followed by five questions – each carrying 4 marks – that are to be answered by the aspirants. …

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CSS ESSAY

CSS ESSAY

Queries & Answers This is in continuation of the segment started two months back. Thanks a lot for your response. I hope this write-up will also be very helpful in your preparation. Q. What should be the length of an argument paragraph and how many such paragraphs, at least, should be there in an essay? Ans. Generally, an argument paragraph is …

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BALOCHISTAN & THE FIFTH GENERATION WARFARE

BALOCHISTAN & THE FIFTH GENERATION WARFARE

By: Abdul Rasool Syed “There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan” — Quaid-e Azam Balochistan, the El Dorado of Pakistan and a province of high geostrategic, geo-economic and geopolitical importance, seems witnessing the fifth generation warfare. In fact, this war has been choreographed by our adversaries to destabilize Pakistan. The province of Balochistan, which provides a fertile …

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Family Planning for a Healthy Pakistan

Family Planning for a Healthy Pakistan

On need of protecting a fundamental human right Family planning is the need of every married couple today. However, some people follow it while some dither on the issue and some even do not have access to proper facilities in this regard. So, balking at opting for the family planning methods and scant availability of requisite facilities has caused an …

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How to Manage Pak-US Relations

How to Manage Pak-US Relations

It has been one of the most difficult tasks for almost all successive governments in Pakistan to effectively manage relations with the United States. Even though Pakistan has helped the US achieve its overriding security and economic objectives in South Asia since the 1950s, Washington has unfairly blamed Islamabad for propping up the Afghan Taliban to perpetuate the Afghan insurgency. …

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