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CENSUS AND CONSENSUS

In retrospect, a census has been delayed due to more than one reason. The allegation against the previous government is that it stayed away from a census as it would open a Pandora box of complaints and grievances. The Present Government received flak from different quarters for the fresh delimitation of electoral constituencies before the 2018 General Polls through a census. It is evident that the pol...


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THE PSL FINAL

PSL final is quite a new development towards peace and prosperity. Better late than never, it has not only appeased the thirst of the cricket lovers but also it has strengthened the hope for taking place international sports nd events in the lush ...


Pakistan Hosting ECO, Denying Isolation

The ECO has embarked on several projects in priority sectors of its cooperation including energy, trade, transportation, agriculture and drug control

Pakistan successfully held the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit on March 1, 2017. The theme of the summit was "Connectivity for Regional Prosperity." The theme of the summit is replica of...


NO GOOD MAN EVER BECAME SUDDENLY RICH

The people who want to get something at any cost are unfortunate since this ambition leads to notoriety. For me, a little respect in lieu of a lot of disrespect is certainly not a good bargain.

For the first time, I left the country under so-called compulsion in 1980. Since then, I visited different corners of the world; even the countries where nobody would like to visit free of cost...


EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO OUR SECURITY

We have to face the reality with a cool mind and a heart filled with faith, belief and existentialism

In a conversation between the two leaders, President Trump hailed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He complemented him with the words He is a terrific guy. He is now is of the same opinion for the Egyptian Dictator, General Abul Fateh Al-Sisi. These are symbolic words with deep meaning. Ge...


TWO STATE, ONE STATE AND NO STATE SOLUTION FUTURE OF PALESTINE

The Palestinians, the Israelis and their American mediators understand that peace is only possible through give and take. The debate over One-State or Two-State solution must not take so long that one loses sight of the need for solution itself

What it is to be homeless can never be understood by a person who has never remained homeless. Can a nation as a whole b...


Misty Meadows at DAWN

Dr Arshad has undoubtedly exhibited a method for depicting fleeting effects in nature. Misty morning is a true depiction of cold foggy Lahore mornings. The warm and cool hues enhance each other optically to give an airy, vibrant effect of colors unattainable by conventional overlaying and built-up of paint layers. Flamboyant curving strokes indicate the distant skyline against which ,with calculated cas...


AN INTERVIEW WITH KASHMIRI HURRIAT LEADER SYED ALI SHAH GEELANI

WHAT IS INDIA'S POLICY ON KASHMIR IN YOUR OPINION?

India's policy on Kashmir is strict and is based on obduracy. She wants to prolong her occupation in the Kashmir region through military might. By applying delaying tactics, she wants to squander the energy of Kashmiri freedom movements and its workers. This is the Indian policy since the day first.

YOU SPENT A LOT OF...


MY DAYS IN AFGHANISTAN AS A DIPLOMAT

I had the opportunity to widely interact with a diverse cross-section of Afghan society and found them very warm and pleasant

The art of diplomacy is as old as the human civilization itself. In the modern day and age, diplomacy actually amounts to the conduct of a country's foreign relations in pursuit of its diverse national interests and combating threats to its na...


HORRIFIC CASES OF WOMEN ABUSE IN AFGHANISTAN

Women continue to be tortured, sold, killed, and even mutilated for honour by their husbands and terrorist organizations

The three-decades-long civil war in Afghanistan caused chronic poverty, unemployment, destruction, and mass migration. The US and NATO invasion in 2001 further added to the pain of civilians who then became a victim of drone attacks, Taliban, IS, a...


THE MEDICAL IMPLICATIONS OF LIGHT AT NIGHT (LAN) - PART II

Exposure to fluorescent lighting, especially in schools and offices can lead to work related stress, high blood pressure and depression. It can also affect human fertility. Exposure to light at night can also have unfavourable psychological effects that can affect the chemistry of the blood and urine

THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY

The lighting we use is pr...


OUR SOCIETAL ROOTS IN HISTORY

Society is a group of people with common territory, interaction and culture, according to sociologists. Social groups form with interaction, identification and identification is not without societal roots in history. There are numerous ethnic groups in Pakistan with diverse societal and cultural influences from Iran, Afghanistan and India. This article has a brief insight into our societal roots in hist...


SYCOPHANCY IN PUBLIC SERVICE

The culture of sycophancy is not the sole preserve of the people of the Indo-Pak sub-continent. A senior public figure from the African country of Cameroon has this to say on the subject: "The destructive machinations of the bureaucracy and sycophancy (are) at the heart of the public service, and its detrimental effects on meritocracy and the public good

The literal ...


COMBATING THE GLOBAL PLASTICS PROBLEM: ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY PLASTICS

When plastic is junk piled in dumping ground, it interacts with water and as a result of chemical reaction, form hazardous chemicals. When these chemicals permeate underground, they contaminate the water and degrade its quality

Undoubtedly Plastics are the world's most multifarious materials used in making social artifacts from planes to pens. However there prevails ...


ON URBAN SUSTAINABILITY, ECOLOGICAL PLANNING, NATURAL RIGHTS AND RURAL BUILDING

Global repercussions and national actions are difficult to reconcile, but Colombia also tries to find solutions for its territory in respect of rural and urban housing

Topics such as urban sustainability, the environment and resource protection, as well as the impact on building in the rural and urban areas, occupy us in the present times. Discussions and debates on...


TWO-IN-ONE EXHIBITIONS AT ALHAMRA

Once Mrs. Renate Borowka brought the village life of Pakistan from anonymity to popularity and, now Mr. Amjad Ali did the same with her by arranging the exhibition

It was really a joyful experience for the visitors to the exhibition held at Alhamra Hall No.3 where life at a village was depicted by German Photographer Mrs. Renate Borowka through the prism of a variety of wonderful phot...


REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTHCARE IN PAKISTAN MARHAM: FIND A DOCTOR

MARHAM will always be free for the patients. As long as the doctors are concerned, they are also enjoying some features without any cost

Sound health is an essential ingredient to good living and in maintaining an efficient lifestyle. For that very reason, health experts from all over the world are continuously striving day and night in order to inculcate contemporar...


ADVISORY CORNER FOR CSS ASPIRANTS WHAT YOU ASK USUALLY ABOUT CSS

THE ADVISORY CORNER AIMS AT ANSWERING THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING CSS

MESSAGE

The first and foremost thing that you need to remember, always, is that you can do it. Even if you have least time span, have full faith in yourself and believe that you can do it. Only then you will be able to achieve your targets. Intelligently utili...


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE IN PICTURES A QUICK LOOK AT CYPRUS

THE HISTORY OF CYPRUS CONFLICT DATES BACK TO THE DISSOLUTION OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. HOWEVER, THE CONFLICT EFFECTIVELY AROUSED IN 1974 WHEN TURKEY INTERVENED MILITARILY IN THIS REGION MORE THAN THREE TIMES. IT HAS BECOME A COMMUNITY OF GREEK CYPRIOTS AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS WITH A CAPITAL — NICOSIA AND IS SEPARATED BY A BUFFER ZONE, CALLED AS THE GREEN LINE.

CURRENT SITUATION:

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HOW TO MAINTAIN UNITY AND COHERENCE IN AN ESSAY

Two essential characteristics of an articulate essay are unity and coherence. These also include logical connections and clarity. They are also true for writing paragraphs. An essayist must ensure that all the points in the essay gel together with a central idea, and all the ideas are connected efficiently for readers to follow.

WHAT IS UNITY?

Unity in a paragraph...


ENHANCE YOUR VOCABULARY FOR ENGLISH GENERAL 1 WORD, MORE THAN 5 SUBSTITUTES

Root out (eradicate; get rid of)

I.Eradicate;

II. get rid of;

III. do away with;

IV. eliminate;

V. wipe out;

VI. remove;

VII. obliterate

Rife (full of something undesirable; widespread and frequent occurrence)

I.Widespread;


GENERAL SCIENCE AND ABILITY AN ATOM

WHAT IS AN ATOM?

A smallest indivisible unit of an element. It exists either independently or with the combination of other atoms to form molecules. It carries the properties of an element. It consists of three subatomic particles. e.g.; Electron, Proton and Neutron.

WHAT IS AN ELECTRON?

It carries a negative charge (-1) and orbits around the...


THE IMPORTANT EVENTS TAKING PLACE in FEb 2017to Mar 2017

NEWS OF THE MONTH: NORTH KOREA'S MISSILE TEST

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan on 6th March 2017-travelled almost 1,000 kilometers (620miles). They hit inside Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), as Japanese Prime Minister Abe confirmed. The militaries of respective neighbors of North Korea confirmed this testing. The launch of this missile happened wh...


MCQs

CURRENT AFFAIRS

1.26TH JANUARY IS INDIA'S:

A. Independence Day

B. Republic Day

C. Parliament Day

D. Defense Day

2. LAST SAARC CONFERENCE WAS HELD IN:

A. December 2009

B. January 2010

C. November 2011

D. November 2014...


TRAVEL DIARIES IN THE GLOBAL AGE ISTANBUL

<.b>For everyone interested in history, Istanbul is a destination which is not to be missed. Istanbul's historical charm was impossible to miss as we drove on wonderfully constructed stone roads, passing under ancient Roman aqueducts, and witnessing mosques and churches like nowhere else in the world

We landed at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul around sunset and my fami...


FRUIT COCKTAIL

Delicious Fruit Cocktail falls in natural as well as healthy food category with a simple recipe. The list of fruits you need includes peaches, pears, green grapes, cherries. However, you can add and remove fresh fruits of your choice such as nectarines, pineapple, apricots, grapefruit, plums, for example. You need to be careful that fruit is firm and sweet.

Take 3 lbs peaches (you c...


AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES OF A CELEBRATED LEG SPINNER ALL ROUNDER AND FORMER CAPTAIN OF PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM ABDUL QADIR

His first ball was a bouncer which I hooked, the people saw ball flying in the air towards Kutchery (District Courts Lahore) where it lost

I tried to go there but nobody let me in. The people told me that Javed Ali who was umpire is all in all there. I tried to contact Javed Ali but he rebuked me. I tried to contact him again but he reprimanded me. He seemed to be il...