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LEGACY OF MIAN NAWAZ SHARIF

The Prime Minister’s chair vacated By Mian Nawaz Sharif has been filled by Pakistan Muslim League (N)'s nominee Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who became the 28th Prime Minister of Pakistan after getting 221 votes in National Assembly on Ist August, 2017. But the question arises whether the political vacuum created by the outgoing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif can be plugged by Mr. Abbasi? Certainly not; that’s...


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

Even a glance upon the history of Pakistan suffices to reveal the fact that the people residing at power corridors fail to feel the pulse of time appearing in the form of voice of the masses. This creates unrest gradually and it leads the people to protest on the streets. At this critical juncture, the nation is united against the misdoings and corruption committ...


UMPIRE’S FINGER RAISED AT LAST

The Supreme Court’s much awaited verdict is out; Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with family is clean bowled. Since 2013, when the PML (N) government came into power, the regime received several blows, survived each time miraculously—this time the regime survived too but at the cost of Nawaz family. It sounds as if it is an end of a political dynasty that started making fortune in national politics si...


SERE AGE AND GRANDNESS

We are told that the children will become old men on doomsday due to the hardships. The same is the case in Pakistan where child labor snatches the innocence and leave behind an old man in the guise of a child

In 'Meray Mutabiq', I along with my team try to discuss some light but broad-spectrum topic in addition to the so called 'current affairs'. These topics may include life an...


POLITICAL ISLAM AND CURRENT CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Political Islam is identified as a 'seemingly unprecedented role of Islamic religion into the secular domain of politics.' Others define 'political Islam' to describe all movements that align their positions and actions based on the contents of religious texts

The era of the 1970s saw a wave of independence in the Middle East embodied in the revival of Political Islam; whose pres...


CHINA PAKISTAN STRATEGIC PIVOT

I was tasked to search for the new weapons, equipment and the much needed technology to complete the agenda for change. Having tried several avenues, we finally turned to China, to find a positive response from them

Our defense collaboration with China is exemplary as well as unique. It has helped our armed forces, particularly the land forces; regain their élan after the 1971 debacl...


ENDGAME OF THE SELF PROCLAIMED CALIPHATE THE RISE AND FALL OF ABU BAKR BAGHDADI

“If you live by the sword, you die by the sword!” The tragic end of tyrants like Qaddafi and Saddam Hussain and violent deaths of terrorists like Osama bin Laden, Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour and now, though unconfirmed, that of self-proclaimed Caliph Abu Bakr Baghdadi, seem to confirm the aphorism. Although, like other terrorists, Baghdadi’s death was reported several times earlier and canno...


ON A DUSKY STROLL

Landscapes like they are photographs from a first grade glass lens are heretofore unconventional for the artist, but even in this first painting of its kind from his brush, he stuns us with its detail and clarity. The foreground and background both look like bokeh from the aforementioned lens. The rows of trees, with the perspective of the winding road limited to the few inches necessary for showing as ...


CHINA'S CENTURY HISTORY IN THE MAKING

When America, with its growth rate hop scotching from negative to five percent, was redrawing Middle East policy... China was witnessing around 10 percent growth and its leadership was talking of reviving 2100 years old Silk Road linking East and West

In June 2006, while on a visit to Tel Aviv, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice introduced the shifting American thinking about t...


NUCLEAR DOCTRINE OPTIONS FOR PAKISTAN AND INDIA

“Nuclear war is unthinkable but not impossible, and therefore we must think about it.” —Bernard Brodie

INTRODUCTION

In August 1999 Delhi’s Strategic Policy Advisory Board set out India’s post-test nuclear doctrine that recommended the development of an effective, credible nuclear deterrence and adequate retaliatory capability. Implicit in the paper was the esc...


LAW AND ORDER THERE IS MORE TO IT THAN MERE GOOD POLICING

If people feel their life, property and honour is safe; if criminals are caught promptly and judged fairly; if police and law enforcement agencies are free of corruption and political interference; it may be safely assumed that law and order is being maintained the way it should be

While searching for material relating to the subject of this article, I was in for a big surprise. The ...


INTERVIEW WITH SARDAR AYAZ SADIQSPEAKER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WHAT IS AT YOUR CREDIT IN POLITICAL ARENA?

I don’t give credit to myself since I am rendering my duties with the blessings of God. There is a list of my achievements in National Assembly. I managed promotion as well as recruitment in National Assembly on merit. Pakistan’s parliament is the first solar energy based parliament in the world. We have also established Sustainable Developm...


DRIVEN BY EVOLUTION, GOD’S CREATION!

Almost 600 years before Darwin was born, Tusi had laid out the broad contours of the evolution of species in his epic work Akhlaq-i-Nasri

Although Darwin has managed to whip up a frenzy for unleashing a 'dangerous idea' that supposedly undercuts religious beliefs about creationism- that all species were concurrently created in their present form by God a couple of thousand years ago-...


EMERGING TRENDS AND ISSUES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN PAKISTAN

The Pakistani school and college education system in the public sector and to a certain extent in the private sector, there is more emphasis on rote learning method in teaching English where a teacher gives a talk and the students sit in a passive learning environment

English language learning and teaching are considered very important because the students learn English for academic ...


CPEC A FLAGSHIP PROJECT OF OBOR

History often takes perplexing twists. In September 1973 when Pakistan’s Prime Minister Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto met President Richard Nixon at the White House, he sought U.S. aid to construct the port at Gwadar and offered its use to the U.S. Navy. Although the President stated he would have the proposal examined, a National Security Council briefing paper indicated no great interest in having a naval ...


HANDY TIPS ON CSS by 1st Position Holder of CSS, 2016 (PAS)

STRATEGY FOR ATTEMPTING A QUESTION ON CURRENT AFFAIRS PAPER

A candidate needs to understand a question first by brainstorming and jotting down the key points on a rough paper. One must assert a solid stance on the question which can be discussed in the paper. However, the introduction of the question must be precise and clarifying the supporting ideas which one would proceed furt...


AN INTERVIEW WITH QURATUL AIN ZAFAR

FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR BRILLIANT SUCCESS.

Thanks for best wishes.

OUR READERS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR QUALIFICATION?

I have done my O level from Convent Jesus and Mary while I owe to Lahore Grammar School for my A level. Later on, I did my computer engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lah...


AN INSIGHT ON CORRUPTION

DEFINING CORRUPTION

Corruption: ‘the abuse of power for private gain’

TYPES OF CORRUPTION

SYSTEMIC CORRUPTION

As opposed to exploiting occasional opportunities, endemic or systemic corruption is when corruption is an integrated and essential aspect of the economic, social and political system, when it is embedded in a wider si...


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE THROUGH MAP

SYRIA From Civil War To Multifaceted Crises

The Syrian civil war witnesses the deadliest war of the century whose seeds were sown in 2011 — popularly known as the "Arab Spring". The Arab Spring movement was to topple down the totalitarianism and to promote democracy — specifically the freedom of expression that has been quashed in the Middle East region. Resultantly, the regimes ...


GENERAL SCIENCE AND ABILITY ANATOMY OF THE SUN

DO YOU KNOW?

The temperature of Core is 15 million degrees Kelvin (K),Radioactive zone is 7 million to 2 million (K),

Convection zone is 2 million K to 5800 K,

Photosphere is about 5800 K.

Chromosphere is 4300 to 8300 K. and

Corona is about 1 million degrees.

WHAT IS SUN?

Sun ...


QUICK FACTS

Social Progress

The Social Progress Imperative defines ‘social progress’ as: “the capacity of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, establish the building blocks that allow citizens and communities to enhance and sustain the quality of their lives, and create the conditions for all individuals to reach their full potential.” Today we globally measure 62.88, but the 2030...


THE IMPORTANT EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN JUN 2017 TO JUL 2017

June 16th

India-held Kashmir once again saw escalating violence; while separate clashes killed 10 people - five police officers, a soldier, two civilians and two suspected militants.

June 17th

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif appeared before the joint investigation team (JIT), constituted to probe money laundering allegations against t...


MCQs

ISLAMIC STUDIES:

1. BATHA VALLEY IS LOCATED AT?

a) Jordan

b) Syria

c) Madina

d) Makkah

2. QUBA MOSQUE HAS BEEN MENTIONED IN WHICH SURAH OF QURAN?

a) Surah Dhuha

b) Surah Anfal

c) Surah Al-Muzammil

d) Surah Al-Taub...


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

Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) gave me chance to play after 8 years. Had I not performed well from HBL side, I would never been granted opportunity to play from LCCA side

In fact, Mr. Naeem’s father, the left arm spinner of PIA team used to contribute articles in Dawn newspaper. Luckily, he observed my performance for the first time and wrote in Dawn that even the Pakista...