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DEMOCRACY

Give a comprehensive appraisal of the revival of democracy after the interregnum


of 1999-2002. (2002)
Debate, National nterests !" Democratic !alues in the conte#t of recent political
and constitutional developments in $a%istan. (2003)
&he rise of religious e#tremism and militancy has become a ma'or challenge to
$a%istan(s internal stability and promotion of democracy. )laborate. (2008)
*hy most countries of the +uslim ,orld are devoid of democratic governance-
*hat changes ,ould you recommend to ma%e them modern democratic states-
(2009)
Democracy in $a%istan has remained an elusive dream. *hy it has ta%en so long
to develop a road map and follo, it ,ith necessary modification- )#plain (2009)
GOVERNANCE
Governance through ordinances has been the hallmar% of all regimes, democratic
or other,ise, in $a%istan. n this conte#t briefly revie, $a%istan(s political,
constitutional and 'udicial landmar%s. (2000)
Note: .amification of &aliban(s style governance. (2000)
$a%istan is suffering from crises of governance at nstitutional level. "uggest
remedies to mitigate this situation. (2007)
GLOBALIZATION
Discuss politics of *orld &rade /rgani0ation and Globali0ation. (2000)
Globali0ation, as being shaped by the *orld &rade /rgani0ation in a ,orld of un-
e1ual nation-slates, has un-manageable implications. Discuss. (2003)
911 CONSEQUENCES
23 single catastrophic event 45Nine )leven( 4 has turned the entire ,orld topsy-
turvy6. Discuss. (2002)
Give a long-term scenario of 3fghanistan and ra1 beyond the perspective of7
Nine )leven7. (2003)
TERRORISM
&he phenomenon of terrorism has occupied center stage in today(s ,orld.
8ighlight the difference bet,een terrorism and a freedom struggle. Discuss the
issue of terrorism in the bac% drop of ,hat is happening in ra1, 9hechnya,
:ashmir and 3fghanistan (2005)
MILITANCY & EXTREMISM
&he rise of religious e#tremism and militancy has become a ma'or challenge to
$a%istan(s internal stability and promotion of democracy. )laborate. (2008)
Discuss the causes of e#tremism and militancy in $a%istani society. "uggest ,ays
and means for the state organs to overcome these problems. (2013)
GLOBAL WARMING & POLLUTION
*hat are the factors ,hich contribute to the global ,arming- *hat measures
have been agreed in the :yoto protocol to minimi0e the harmful effects of
$ollution- (2007)
US POLICY
*hat are the strategic ob'ectives of 3merica(s increased embroilment in "outh
3sia5s po,er relationship- (2000)
Determine the e#tent to ,hich the ob'ectives of 3mericans-led global coalition
against the so-called terrorism are achievable. (2001)
9ritically evaluate the ;" concerns about the production of *eapons of +ass
Destruction <*+D= (2002)
8o, has the conflict bet,een ;" and ra1 affected them and the ,orld at large-
(2002)
&he ne, dimensions in ndo ;" ,arming up of relations ,ould have serious
implications for $a%istan and the ,orld region. Discuss. (2005)
3merica has been bogged do,n in ra1 and 3fghanistan. *hat ,ould be
3mericas e#it strategy to disengage itself from the prevalent confrontational
situation- Discuss. (2005)
;" accusations against North :orea, "yria and ran are meant to bring them
,ithin the purvie, of the doctrine of pre-emptive ,ar. Discuss. (2006)
Note: Neo-9onservatism in ;"3 (2007)
&here is a perception that ;"3 is preparing to attac% ran. Discuss the possibilities
of this scenario and its implication at global level especially in the +iddle )ast,
and on $a%istan. (2007)
&he attac% on ra1 by ;"3 ,as an attempt to control oil resources of the area and
redra, the map of +iddle )ast. 8aving failed in to achieve both ob'ectives, ,hat
policy options ,ould be re1uired by ;"3 to,ards +iddle )ast for peaceful
relations- (2009)
&he strength of 9hinese economy is perceived as a threat by ;"3 to its d,indling
hegemony. *hat changes at policy level are re1uired by 3merica for harmonious
relations ,ith china- (2009)
$resident /bama7s e#tended hand of friendship to china ushers in a ne, era of
realist diplomacy in *ashington. 8ighlight the ne, dimensions of ;.".foreign
policy to,ards $eople7s .epublic of china. (2010)
>&he ne, afghan strategy of ;.".,in fact,is a veiled re1uest for their safe e#it. t is
a gamble.the price of victory ,ill be high and the price of failure is incalculable.>
3naly0e and comment. (2010)
CHINA
Note: 9hina(s potential as super po,er. (2000)
&he strength of 9hinese economy is perceived as a threat by ;"3 to its d,indling
hegemony. *hat changes at policy level are re1uired by 3merica for harmonious
relations ,ith china- (2009)
Note: 9hinese aided development $ro'ects in $a%istan. (2010)
Discuss impact of economic development of 9hina on *orld /rder. (2012)
Discuss the importance of $a%-9hina relations. 8o, does this relationship effect
political and security environment in "outh 3sia- (2013)
PALESTINE
Note: ssue of control over 3l ?uds. (2000)
8o, has the apathetic role of 3rab countries complicated the issue of $alestine-
(2001)
Note: 9urrent $alestinian situation and the 3rab neighbours. (2003)
Note: $alestine issue. (2008)
Note: @e,ish settlements in $alestinian territories. (2010)
ARAB SPRING
8o, ,ill >3rab spring> effect the political and security environment in the 3rab
*orld- (2013)
CENTRAL ASIA
Note: Great Game in 9entral 3sia (2008)
Note: )conomic $otential of 9entral 3sia. (2009)
AFGHANISTAN
!isuali0e the post-&aliban "cenario in 3fghanistan and discuss its implications for
$a%istan. (2001)
Give a long-term scenario of 3fghanistan and ra1 beyond the perspective of7
Nine )leven7. (2003)
Discuss the current sociopolitical and security situation of 3fghanistan and its
implications for the neighbouring countries. (2013)
ASIA
9hina, ndia and $a%istan are three Nuclear "tates in the 3sian 9ontinent. s this a
potential threat or strength for the continent- 3naly0e. (2007)
Dynastic $olitics in "outh 3sia has become a norm rather than an e#ception ,hat
are the merits and demerits of this political arrangement- 3naly0e and comment-
(2009)
n the present day turbulent *orld, most of the countries in )ast 3sia have been
relatively calm and stable in $olitical A )conomic sphere. *hat reasons ,ould
you assign for this success- (2009)
Discuss the importance of $a%-9hina relations. 8o, does this relationship effect
political and security environment in "outh 3sia- (2013)
PAKISTAN
&he linguistic burden of )nglish, 3rabic, ;rdu and the mother tongue on learning
is a serious issue re1uiring serious treatment. 3naly0e. (2000)
Bonger period of political stability is the re1uirement to institutionali0e reformist
polices ,hereas the same has not been available in $a%istan. 3ssess the prospects
of recent multiple reforms in the conte#t of this statement. (2000)
Discuss ho, $a%istan is affected by political and economic sta%es and nuclear
concern of @apan in "outh 3sia- (2000)
Note: Gender pre'udices and ,omen empo,erment in $a%istan (2001)
)valuate the structural changes introduced in $a%istan(s economy over the past
t,o years. (2001)
2n her foreign policy and trade, $a%istan has never benefited fully from her ideal
geostrategic location 2. Discuss (2002)
Note: $a%istan(s $ollution $roblem (2002)
Note: :alabagh Dam (2002), (2006)
n ,hat ,ays ndia-srael ne#us, ndia-9hina bilateral relations and ndia-ran
geo-economics affect $a%istan- (2003)
n the +uslim "ocieties factors li%e 'ustice, re'uvenation, education and
enlightenment, ,hich determine the conditions of human societies are miserable
lac%ing. 3naly0e the problems confronting the +uslim ,orld in the light of this
statement. (2005)
Note: /ctober C, $ost earth1ua%e "cenario (2006)
)#amine the causes of disturbances in Daluchistan. (2006)
Note: 9hinese aided development $ro'ects in $a%istan. (2010)
&he issue of central imp.about corruption and accountability in $a%istan is the
increase in corruption despite si# decades of efforts to eradicate it. 3naly0e and
comment on the root cause of rampant corruption in the society. (2010)
Note: 3gha0-e-ha1oo1 balochistan pac%age. (2010)
f ndia is granted $ermanent seat in "ecurity 9ouncilE ,hat can be the options
available to $a%istan to manage the ndian 8egemony in "outh 3sia- (2011)
8o, $a%istan can reduce foreign debt- "uggest mechanism in $a%istan economy
to handle e#ternal perspective of $a%istan economy. (2011)
Give suggestions to manage political instability in $a%istan (2011)
*hat is climate change impact- *hat are its implications on $a%istan- 8o, to
manage climate change in policy and practice- (2011)
Discuss the impact of foreign aid on $a%istan in post 9F11 scenario. (2012)
"ubstantiate $a%istan7s role in 9ommon ,ealth. (2012)
8o, can the energy crisis of $a%istan be resolved- (2012)
8o, the corruption be managed in $a%istan- (2012)
Discuss the successes and failures of political parties in bringing about a
meaningful change in $a%istan. (2013)
9ritically evaluate the causes of )nergy crisis in $a%istan and its conse1uences for
the economic gro,th and social fabric in the country. (2013)
PAK-US
n the current relationship of mutual dependence, 3merican obligations arc
minimal ,hile $a%istani ones are substantial 9omment. (2003)
&he ;" $resident Dush visit to $a%istan had yielded no positive outcome e#cept
for promises and pledges. n the bac%drop of changing ;" mindset former $rime
+inister +ir Gafarullah :han @amali had urged the government to establish more
vibrant relations ,ith ran, "audi 3rabia and 9hina. 9omment. (2006)
Discuss the various dimensions of $a%istan ;" relations in the ,a%e of $a%istan(s
playing the role as a front line state against nternational terrorism. (2008)
PAK-AFGHAN
Note: $a%-3fghan .elations (2006)
8o, far ndia factor is responsible for the present state of $a%istan-3fghanistan
relations- 3naly0e. (2008)
*hat is 3H$3: policyE ho, to manage its implication on $a%istan- (2011)
PAK-IRAN
3naly0e the convergence and divergence of interests in $a%istan 4ran relations
since the last t,o decades. (2005)
INDIA
Note: 9ommunal riots in ndia (2002)
&he amicable solution of "iachen glacier and "ir 9ree% maritime boundary
disputes might harbinger the settlement of the core issue of :ashmir bet,een
$a%istan and ndia. Discuss. (2008)
&hat feasible measures ,ould you suggest to bridge the e#isting trust deficit
bet,een $a%istan and ndia for the resumption of stalled process of composite
dialogue. (2010)
f ndia is granted $ermanent seat in "ecurity 9ouncilE ,hat can be the options
available to $a%istan to manage the ndian 8egemony in "outh 3sia- (2011)
)valuate the significance of ,ater conflict bet,een ndia and $a%istan in global
perspective of climate change. (2012)
KASHMIR
.esolution of :ashmir issue bet,een ndia and $a%istan can bring peace and
prosperity in the region. Discuss. (2013)
CONSTITUTION
8ighlight the constitutional issues affecting $a%istan(s politics since the army
ta%e-over in /ctober 1999. (2001)
Debate, National nterests !" Democratic !alues in the conte#t of recent political
and constitutional developments in $a%istan. (2003)
PROVINCIAL AUTONOMY
8o, best can the issue of $rovincial 3utonomy in $a%istan be resolved ,ithin a
viable Hederal "tructure- Discuss (2005)
>&he troubling issue in $a%.pertains to an overbearing centre7s supremacy in the
federations and the resulting demand for $rovincial autonomy.>discuss. (2010)
PAK EDUCATION
3ssess the gro,ing impact of information technology on $a%istan(s socio-
economic and educational comple#ion. (2000)
@udicious evaluation of e#amination scripts by the ;niversities and Doards of
)ducation in $a%istan needs to be ensured. 8o, can it be accomplished- (2001)
9ountries that recogni0ed the importance of higher education are ,ay ahead of
those ,ho have ignored it. *hat measures ,ould you suggest to upgrade the
standard of higher education in $a%istan- (2006)
*hat can be the strategies to reduce dependency of education sector on
governmental funding- (2011)
Discuss issues in the higher educational system vis-a-vis 1Cth amendment in
$a%istan. (2012)
GWADAR
"ino-$a%istan collaboration on G,adar"ea opening ,ill have far-reaching
economic and geo-strategic conse1uences. 9omment. (2001)
&he G,adar $ort ,ould have great strategic significance in addition to its vast
economic potential not only for the uplift of Daluchistan but for the neighboring
countries li%e 9hina, 3fghanistan and 9entral 3sian "tates, comment. (2005)
UN SECURITY COUNCIL
&he ;N "ecurity 9ouncil is regarded as a tool for the veto ,ielding po,ers and a
debating forum for non permanent members. +a%e a case for restructuring the
9ouncil ,ith special emphasis on 'udicious distribution of veto po,er. (2006)
f ndia is granted $ermanent seat in "ecurity 9ouncilE ,hat can be the options
available to $a%istan to manage the ndian 8egemony in "outh 3sia- (2011)
SCO
Note: "hanghai 9ooperation /rgani0ation (2001)
*hy $a%istan is desperately see%ing full-fledged membership in the "hanghai
9ooperation /rgani0ation- (2008)
$a%istan provides the natural lin% bet,een the "9/ states to connect the )urasian
heartland ,ith the 3rabian sea and "outh 3sia.> "ubstantiate $a%istan7s claim for
the membership of "9/ in the vie, of the above mentioned statement. (2010)
OIC
&he ongoing anti blasphemy campaign launched by +uslims all over the ,orld
and the *est7s obduracy not to yield on the issue in the name of freedom of press
has put the t,o on a collision. *hat role the ;N and the /9 can play to prevent
recurrence of acts of blasphemy in future- (2006)
*hat are the ground realities inhibiting the capacity of /rgani0ation of slamic
conference as an effective body to protect the legitimate interests of +uslim
,orld1- (2003)
3naly0e the role of /9 in the resolution of problems faced by its members
(2002)
&he organi0ation of slamic 9ountries </9= has not played and effective role in
protecting the rights of member states. 8o, can it become a vibrant organi0ation
to achieve its ob'ectives- (2007)
WTO
Discuss politics of *orld &rade /rgani0ation and Globali0ation. (2000)
Discuss the potential challenges $a%istan is facing in the *&/ regime. (2008)
ASEAN
3ssociation of the "outh )ast 3sian Nation <3")3N= is a success story of
regional organi0ation. *hat lessons "33.9 can learn from the e#perience of
3")3N- (2007)
UNO
&he ;nited Nations /rgani0ation is being side-lined by denying the peace-ma%ing
role that legitimately belonged to her. )#amine the statement. (2001)
8ighlight the factors and forces, ,hich have contributed to sideline the ;nited
Nations /rgani0ation in terms of its peace and security role. (2003)
SAARC
Give a criti1ue of the performance of "33.9 since its inception (2002)
3ssociation of the "outh )ast 3sian Nation <3")3N= is a success story of
regional organi0ation. *hat lessons "33.9 can learn from the e#perience of
3")3N- (2007)
Note: 3fghanistan is "33.9 (2008)
Give recommendations to ma%e "33.9 an effective organi0ation at regional
level %eeping in vie, success of )uropean ;nion. (2011)
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Note: )#pansion of )uropean ;nion <);= (2002)
Note: N3&/(s e#pansion is )astern )urope (2008)
Note: +H(s ob'ectives in funding $a%istan. (2000)
Note: "3H&3 (2008)
PERSONALITIES
Note: Noam 9homs%y (2003)
Note: 3rundhati .oy (2003)
Note: )d,ard *adic "aeed (2003)
Note: )1bal 3hmcd <not 3llama 1bal= (2003)
MISCELLANEOUS SHORT NOTES
Note: )conomic conse1uences or preparation at the *orld &rade 9entre (2001)
Note: 3ftermath of 3gra-"ummit (2001)
Note: Hrance7s policy on ra17s invasion. (2003)
Note: ran-$a%istan-ndia <$= Gas $ipelines pro'ect. (2006)
Note: 8uman Development (2007)
Note: Geneva 9onvention (2007)
Note: Dal%ani0ation (2007)
Note: mproving ?uality of life in 3frica (2009)
Note: Hree +ar%et economy and economic melt do,n (2009)
Note: )conomic $otential of 9entral 3sia. (2009)
Note: 9ombating corruption in developing countries (2009)
Note: Biberhan commission report. (2010)