2017

CENSUS 2017 A WAY TO ‘KNOW THYSELF’!

Background The first population census conducted in the areas now comprising Pakistan was held in 1881. Later on, censuses were conducted every ten years regularly in the year ending at one. After independence, the first two censuses in Pakistan were conducted in 1951 and 1961, respectively; however, the third one was delayed due to political environment in the country and …

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Trump’s Vitriolic Speech and Pakistan’s Diplomatic Punch

Donald Trump, perhaps the last president of a mighty and influential United States, has come up with a language and tone having no precedent in policy speeches delivered by American Presidents. His tone has confirmed that how a businessman is different from a seasoned politician in his tone and body language. While announcing his strategy on Afghanistan South Asia, his …

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Breaking the Narco-Terror Nexus How to tackle the enormous challenge

Pakistan is known to the world as one of the major transit countries for trafficking of drugs and narcotics, particularly opium and its products e.g. heroin, morphine and other opiates, produced in the neighbouring Afghanistan. Of both the poppy-addicted economy of Afghanistan, which accounts for more than 85 percent of the world poppy cultivation, and the Taliban, who depend on …

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In Conversation with USHNA TAHIR, 8th in Punjab, PMS-2016

Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background? Ushna Tahir (UT): I did my matriculation from APS Peshawar, intermediate and bachelors from QMC and then LLB from PULC in 2015. JWT: How much helpful did you find Jahangir’s World Times (JWT) during your preparation? And, how was your experience at the World Times Institute? …

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In Conversation with Dr TAYYAB HAYAT, 8th in Pakistan, CSS-2016

“I had a very good  time at the WTI as it inspired me to remain positive during the course of my preparation.” Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): First of all, please tell us about your educational background? Tayyab Hayat (TH): My initial schooling was from DPS, Model Town, Lahore. Then, after passing Intermediate from DPS Okara, I got admission to King …

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Anti-Americanism in Pakistan A look at the causes and different phases

By: Asfand Yar Anti-American sentiment has been embedded in the minds of Pakistanis largely owing to the wrongdoings they think America has committed with its coercive policies toward Pakistan. The failures and weaknesses of the Pakistani government further deepened this hostility. Since the inception of Pakistan, the relations between both the states have been topsy-turvy; marked with convergence and divergence …

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For Pakistan, Democracy Has Never Been A Luxury

Recently, a former military dictator Pervez Musharraf made headlines. In an interview with BBC, he lauded the rules of former military dictators, saying, “Dictators set the country right … [and] military rule always brought progress to Pakistan.” Of course, he lied. But there is another trumped-up story, far terrible, told also by a former and the first military dictator, Ayub …

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DWINDLING TAX REVENUES, Major reasons for non-achieving of tax revenue targets

Achieving tax revenue target remains the top priority of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). For this purpose, the FBR employs conventional and unconventional methods. However, historical data indicate that the FBR missed the tax targets for the most of fiscal years (FYs). For example, the FBR could not achieve even the revised tax revenue target of Rs 3.5 trillion …

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Foreign Policy Imperatives for Pakistan

Pakistan has been in want of a pragmatic and well-articulated foreign policy since 2008. What is more worrying is that the PML-N-led incumbent democratic dispensation displayed an outright reluctance to appoint a competent and astute person as a full-time foreign minister for nearly four years. Because of Pakistan’s chronic foreign policy crisis, the world is rather unwilling to appreciate the …

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The Purpose of Education

Every now and then a question arises in every educated person’s mind: what is the purpose of education? Most of us think it as a way to get job or learn some skills. To some extent, it is true that through education we learn skills to get a job or do some work. But, is it the sole purpose of …

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