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Professional Legacy

A midst intensifying war mongering by India and continuing violations along the LoC, Pakistan's new Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) assumed command this November 29. As the 16th COAS, he will now spearhead what is considered to be a world's first class battle hardened army. Earlier while walking into sunset, General Raheel Sharif left behind a professional legacy which may be difficult to surpass by suc...


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SANE VOICES ACROSS THE BORDER

General AslamBeg’s arguments about the comparison of Pakistan and India’s military’s might are weighty but the question arises: can humanity afford war between nuclear powers? I think we know the answer. The clashes on the Line of C...


Trump`s New Foreign Policy Agenda towards South Asia: Need for a Pragmatic Approach

In recent US presidential elections, Donald Trump has emerged as a victorious man. His pronouncements during election campaign were weird, very emotional as well as very unrealistic. His foreign policy agenda is very faulty and is based on fault lines. However, with government comes responsibility. One can see a sharp contrast in Trump’s attitude during election campaign and his victory speech. Just af...


UNBEWILDERED AT MIDDAY

This painting is a perfect balance between light and shade. The warm tones of the ochre wall are beautifully offset by the cool greens of the foliage, with hints of blue to add further dimension. An impressionistic work, it is a perfect example of the artist's developing mastery of the genre.

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WHERE IS HONESTY AND INTEGRITY?

The mega structure of a character cannot be built upon the foundation of a dead conscience

Like our politics, our weather is strange and fuzzy- a big reason to depress you nowadays. Adding fuel to the fire, smog has taken hold the sight in and around the city. Hazy air containing poisonous particles makes the breathing difficult everywhere. One of the advertisements of Punjab governmen...


UNHOLY ATTACK ON THE HOLLIEST CITY OF MAKKAH

The Not-So-Strange Dynamics of Yemen Civil War

A missile attack targeting the holy city of Makkah? Seemed unbelievable at first, but once the Saudi Defense Ministry claimed downing a Missile fired by Houth-led Yemeni forces, there was a wave of condemnation from around the world. “Political Non Sense!” were the actual words used by the Sanaa Government in response to this allegation...


INTERVIEW WITH WASEEM SAJJAD FORMER PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN AND CHAIRMAN SENATE

GLOBALAGE: YOU TOOK PART IN THE UNIONS OF OXFORD COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE UNION OF OXFORD COLLEGE AND THE ONE IN PAKISTAN?

WASEEM SAJJAD: I participated in the elections held at Oxford College and University. The former I won while the latter I lost. As far as the difference is concerned, there was little affiliation of political parties with college o...


DISASTER-BOUND Gadani’s Ship-Breaking Industry

Despite its money-making potential, the industry has always been primed for disaster

On completion of their operational lives, all ships are needed to be disposed off, and the most beneficial way of doing so, in theory at least, is to send them for recycling where it’s machinery, equipment and hull can all be reutilized in one way or another, without adversely impacting the environme...


Brief History of Banking System—Its Benefits

Banking in fact is as primitive as human society, for ever since man came to realize the importance of money as a medium of exchange

It has not so far been decided as to how the word ‘Bank’ originated. Some authors opine that this word is derived from the words ‘Bancus’ or ‘Banque’ which means a bench. The explanation of this origin is attributed to the fact that the Jews in Lombardy ...


FREE (BUT NOT FAIR) TRADE AGREEMENTS

Trade Creation or Dependence Creation: A case for policy revision

Deficit in International trade is the foremost and an unending reason of economic malaise faced by Pakistan. Large import bill for essential as well as luxury good is not covered by exports earnings. It has led to country’s dependence on IMF and other lending institutions and governments, deficit financing and foreign ...


RISING UNEMPLOYMENT IN PAKISTAN

The youth bulge in Pakistan can be a blessing or a bane for the country's future. It all depends on the government's priorities and efforts in creating high value jobs

Last year, the British government (Ministry of Defence) released the fifth Edition of “Global Strategic Trends” (GST). A voluminous research and intensive study, GST provides projections on various world regions out to ...


ENERGY LIFELINE OF COUNTRY'S ECONOMY

We are experiencing a wide gap between demand and supply since the last few years and the energy crisis has deepened presenting paradoxical situation

Pakistan is an energy starved country. The major contributors for energy to run the economic engine of our country are electricity, natural gas and oil besides other fossil fuels. Pakistan’s Energy Mix can be summed up as follows.


LET’S WATCH TV

When you live alone, rapidly moving to the far side of the middle age, with friends who are either deceased or approaching senility and with no one to talk to you. Your television is the only company you are likely to have

I ’ve just bought an expensive TV set—one of those Sony LCD models that hang on the wall like blackboard in a classroom—on the advice of a friend who is a TV addict....


ASSIGNMENT OF THE MONTH CURRENT AFFAIRS

NOTE TO THE READERS:

Following is a precise illustration of a question of 20 marks. Though the content is a combination of relevant facts and analysis, the CSS/PMS candidates are recommended to complement the material adding more detail.

Q. DISCUSS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF GWADAR AND CPEC FOR THE REGION?

ANSWER:

1. INTRODUCTION


INTERVIEW WITH SEEMAL MUSHTAQ PMS 2015 3RDPOSITION

GLOBAL AGE: IS IT LUCK OR HARDWORK, IN YOUR OPINION, THAT PAYS OFF?

SEEMAL MUSHTAQ: Luck favours those who work hard. The only factor which a student can control is the effort he/she puts in his/her studies. Over luck, a student has no control. Thus, in my opinion, one should exclude luck from the equation altogether and focus solely on hard work. It pays off eventually.

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CSS MOCK INTERVIEW AT LAHORE CAMPUS

Mock interview arranged by KIPS was a wonderful experience for a CSS candidates who worry over passing through an unvisited alley of interview. All the members of the panel including the Chairman consisted of veteran officers who devoted their time and diligence to train the candidates for the final stage. The candidates expressed their satisfaction with the interview panel who helped restore their conf...


TAKE A HINT HOW TO MAKE PAKISTAN AFFAIRS A HIGH SCORING SUBJECT( CSS/PMS)

Study Methodology

DIVISION OF SYLLABUS

PORTION OF HISTORY

Recommended books by FPSC (or PPSC for PMS)

CURRENT NATIONAL ISSUES

KIPS Monthly current affairs based Magazine (Global Age)

Newspapers

Latest Economic Survey of Pakistan

CURRENT INTRNATIONAL IS...


GRAMMAR POINTAVOID GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES!

BY KNOWING HOW TO USESOME CONFUSING PREPOSITIONS CORRECTLY

Across/along, above/over, opposite/in front of"

A preposition is a word (one of the parts of speech and a member of a closed word class) that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.

LET US SEE AN EXAMPLE OF COMMONLY CONFUSED PREPOSITIONS

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THE IMPORTANT EVENTS TAKING PLACE in Oct & Nov, 2016 Timeline: 15th October — 16th November

15thOct

PTI urged SC to undergo thorough investigation on Panamagate case amid seeking disqualification of PM Nawaz Sharif and his family.

PM Nawaz Sharif urged to solve regional and global issues through peaceful means amid Azerbaijan's president support on Kashmir issue.

16th Oct

Pakistan offered peaceful dialogues to India, to...


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE IN PICTURES

FACTS AND DISTINCTIVE INFORMATION ABOUT BALOCHISTAN

ECONOMIC FACTS

It is the focal point of under construction mega project CHINA PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (CPEC)

Balochistan is the most resource rich

province of Balochistan

Its economy is largely based on the natural resources it possesses particularly Natura...


MCQs

HISTORY

1. China joined WTO in ____ and turned into world's biggest exporter of goods.

a) 2002

b) 2003

c) 2001

d) 2000

2. The founder of modern Turkey was ____.

a) Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

b) FahriKoruturk

c) TurgutOzal

d) Abdu...


AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES OF LEGENDARY CRICKETER

ABDUL QADIR

ALL ROUNDER AND FORMER CAPTAIN OF PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM

Childhood provides unmatched joys and makes a child free from the cares and responsibilities which an adult has in his life

Coming of a humble background, I was born in Mohallah ‘Chaudhry Atta Muhammad’, located in Dharampura—an old locality of Lahore, Pakistan. At that time, Dh...