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INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPHS

English Essay Series

Dialogue is the best course to combat terrorism (CSS 2010)

Nothing is permanent in this world. When it comes to dispute resolution, particularly, the strategies and modus operandi adopted to reach a consensus are always kept flexible in order to adapt to the changing requirements of the situation. After 9/11, the immediate response of the whole world was to pick up the weapons and crush the terrorists using maximum strength. At that time, it might have been the only suited response; however, it is also an irrefutable reality that the use of force had not only failed to achieve the targeted objectives but, unfortunately, has also widened the spectrum of the issue. The fire of terrorism that started from Afghanistan has now engulfed Iraq, Syria and Yemen in its flames, costing millions of human lives and much more in the form of injuries and sufferings. Being sensible, it is high time the superpowers of the world realised that the strategy under use in the war on terror needed change. It is the policy of engagement involving series of dialogue that should be given a chance now. Seventeen years of unending bloodshed are enough to stamp the futility of war and endorse the option of dialogue; that in the present state of affairs is the only workable option for the resolution of the issue.

Can women be equal to men in Pakistan (CSS 2010)

Shackles, restrictions, sufferings, accusations, deprivations: this is what Pakistani women have been facing for decades. Being a daughter, a sister, a wife or even a female member of the society has rarely been a wonderful position here despite the fact that Islam, the religion of majority of Pakistani population, bestows exemplary rights and privileges upon women in every character. In the male-dominated society of Pakistan, these are the males who have always been thought of being entitled to rule the fates and lives of the female members of the society. This is what has relentlessly happened for decades; however, things have started to change speedily, particularly after the independence of media in Pakistan. Direct and indirect influence of media had done a great job in changing the overall mentality of the society and, pleasantly, the most immediate and strongest impact of it has been witnessed on the condition of Pakistani women. With improving literacy rate, increasing share in job market, and growing influence in the political sector of the society, Pakistani women are progressing on the path that would definitely lead them to the destination of gender equality one day.  Yes, women can be, and will be, equal to men in Pakistan: this is the handwriting on the wall; easily readable, by no means ignorable.

Pakistan is rich in natural resources but very poor in their management (CSS 2010)

Wonderful geographic location, abundant mineral resources, majority population in young age, extraordinary tourism exposure, conducive weather patterns; this is what Pakistan is blessed with. Irrefutably, numerous countries of the world can’t even dream of having what this land of the pure has been bestowed upon in abundance. However, the other side of the picture looks extremely ugly and gloomy. Consistently poor GDP growth rate, scourge of power crisis, dilapidated condition of agriculture sector, persistently unfavourable balance of payments, the menace of backwardness and poverty; all these evils are continuously and relentlessly wreaking havoc on the lives of the Pakistanis. So, who is responsible for the catastrophe? Thankfully, there are no two opinions as far as the answer to this very pertinent question is concerned. It is nothing else but poor management of the available resources that has led us to the situation we are in at the moment. Failure to construct dams and tap available water, failure to make use of indigenous Thar coal for power production, failure to earn billions of dollars by promoting tourism and failure to boost foreign remittances by exporting skilled labour are some of the many examples of poor management of resources. Had these resources been managed properly and utilised to their maximum potential, Pakistan would have been leading the world at least in economic context, if not also political.

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The UNO has failed to measure up to the demands of its charter (CSS 2010)

Created to maintain international peace and security; to adopt collective measures against all threats to peace; to suppress all sorts of aggression in the world; to resolve international disputes peacefully by keeping in view the requirements of justice and following international law; to develop friendly relations among nations based on the principles of equal rights and self-determination of people; and to promote international cooperation in resolving international problems of economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian character; the UNO has badly failed to fulfil the demands of its Charter. Though, since 1945, the organisation has made some positive contributions to restraining the world powers from involving in nuclear warfare that would have caused mass killings, yet still all that it has done is far less than what it was supposed to do. Owing to its structural loopholes, which are primarily responsible for its not delivering properly, it could never go beyond certain functional limits and capacities. And, resultantly, it is globally seen as an organisation well-suited to be quoted as an example of failure and poor performance.

Unresolved issues of Kashmir and Palestine; blatant human rights violations in Myanmar, Syria, and Yemen; persistently spreading tentacles of terrorism across all the countries of the globe; world states’ failure to reach any practicable decision despite decades-long negotiations on the issue of global warming; world community’s meagre and delayed response during natural disasters and calamities: all these are substantially enough evidence of UNO’s failure to achieve the targets set by its charter at the time of its creation.

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