Pakistan Affairs CSS Paper 1978

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-1978

FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17

UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE-III (PAKISTAN AFFAIRS)

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
Note: Answer any five questions. All questions carry equal marks.
1. The Muslims claimed to be a separate nation, having nothing in common with the Hindu majority except the accident of living in the same country. Comment. 20
2. Sir Sayyid had maintained that Islam was not inimical to liberal progress. Amir Ali presented an Islam that is that progress. Comment. 20
3. He (The Quaid-c-Azam) has an ascetic appearance. and the first impression he made was of cold but brilliant intensity, lie never suffered fools gladly and disdained the tricks of the politicians that win easy popularity. In view of this statement, assess the character and the leadership qualities of the Father of the Nation. 20
4. a) What is the significance of 1)1193 ii) 145 1-1526 iii) 1556-1605 iv) 1875. 5
b) i) Importance of 1909 Morley Minto Reforms ii) importance of 1912 Partition of Bengal. 5
c) i) List down the three separate points of view of the British policy towards India from 1830-1947. 5
ii) Where God commands, I am a Muslim first, a Muslim second and a Muslim last and nothing but a Muslim.
Answer i) Who made this statement ii) Give dates spanning his life. 2 1/2
iii) There is now scarcely a government office in Calcutta in which a Mohammedan can hope for any post above the rank of porter, messenger, filler of inkpots and mender of pens. Give the name of the author of this statement, the book, and the date. 2 1/2
5. The armed forces must receive political education and understand economic affairs, and foreign relations, they should refrain from active participation in politics. Soldier-politicians may have limited success but prolonged military rules come to ignominious ends. Comment. 20
6. Pakistan, like many other new nations, is marked by horizontal and vertical cleavages in its social structure. On the horizontal level, linguistic, ethnic and regional diversities create problems in the political system. On the vertical level, there is a wide gap between the westernized elite and the illiterate masses, between the rich and the poor. Comment. 20
7. It is alleged that the Civil Service in Pakistan helped to promote corruption, inefficiency, and selfishness. Critically assess the truth of this statement. 20
8. A balanced economy is a prerequisite for a stable political order. Comment. 20
9. It is said that a foreign policy is the projection of the internal politics of a country. Comment. 20
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