Current Affairs CSS Paper 1996

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION 1995
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.

1. Which ONE of the following do you consider as Pakistan’s Problem No.1: [20]

(a) Rapidly increasing population (b) Illiteracy (c ) Corruption (d) Lack of respect for the law

2. What are salient points of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which was discussed at the Conference on Disarmament held in Aug 1996 and vetoed by India? Also summarize the reservations which China, India, Pakistan and Iran had on the draft treaty. [20]

3. What impact the substitution of General agreement on Tariff & Trade (GATT) with World Trade Organization (WTO) will have on Pakistan’s economy? [20]

4. What do you understand by Public-Private Partnership? How can this accelerate Pakistan’s development? [20]

5. The Government of Pakistan has launched a Social Action Program (SAP) which will complete its first phase in June 1997. What is SAP and what major problems are being faced in its implementation? [20]

6. It has been said that as a result of General Elections held in India in 1996 a new political order is taking shape where the Federation of Indian States will be governed by a federation of regional parties. Please comment. [20]

7. Should General Education be vocationalised? Asian Development Bank and World Bank have two different views, what are your views? [20]

8. Which ONE event you consider the best and which ONE event the worst in the fifty years of Pakistan’s independence and why? [20]

 



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