Current Affairs CSS Paper 1994

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION 1994
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER II

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Time Allowed 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 100

Note: Answer any five questions. All questions carry equal marks. The serial number of the on attempted should be the same as in the question paper.

1. Instead of being a neutral observer, Pakistan should actively promote the idea of ‘federalism’ which perhaps is the only solution of the Afghan quagmire. Comment.

2. Would India and Pakistan have fought the 1948, 1965, and 1971 wars if both had possessed a minimal nuclear deterrent?

3. US policy in South Asia has shifted from non-proliferation to a three stage strategy of ‘capping, reducing and eliminating’ the nuclear capability of India and Pakistan. Elaborate.

4. The Israel-PLO Accord, now in place, has been both welcomed and denounced. What is your assessment?

5. Servicing the foreign and domestic debt has become the major charge on Pakistan revenues. What strategies the present government is pursuing to handle this problem?

6. Pakistan electoral system has failed to produce effective and stable democratic governments. Can you suggest some reforms to reverse this trend?

7. In retrospect, do you think that for small and developing countries the cold war era was more comfortable period to live in?

8. It is the moral duty of the developed and industrialized nations, the main pollutants of the world, to give financial and technical assistance to the developing countries to save their societies from environmental degradation. Comment.

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