Current Affairs CSS Syllabus

Total Marks – 100

Candidates will be expected to display such general knowledge of history, politics and International Affairs, as deemed necessary to interpret current affairs.

I. Pakistan’s Domestic Affairs (20 marks)

  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social

II. Pakistan’s External Affairs (40 marks)

  • Pakistan’s relations with its Neighbors (India, China, Afghanistan, Russia)
  • Pakistan’s relations with the Muslim World (Iran, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Turkey)
  • Pakistan’s relations with the United States
  • Pakistan’s relations with Regional and International Organizations (UN, SAARC, ECO, OIC, WTO, CW)

III. Global Issues (40 marks)

    • International Security
    • International Political Economy
    • Human Rights
    • Environment: Global Warming, Kyoto Protocol, Copenhagen Accord
    • Population: world population trends, world population policies
    • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
    • Global Energy Politics
    • Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Security
    • Nuclear Politics in South Asia
    • International Trade (Doha Development Round and Bali Package)
    • Cooperation and Competition in the Arabian Sea, Indian and Pacific Oceans.
    • Millennium Development Goals, Current Status
    • Globalization
    • Middle East Crisis
    • Kashmir Issue
    • Palestine Issue


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