Pakistan Affairs CSS Syllabus

Pakistan Affairs

Total Marks – 100

I. Ideology of Pakistan

Ideology of Pakistan Definition and elucidation, historical aspects: Muslim rule in the Sub-Continent, its downfall and efforts for Renaissance. Movements for reforms– Shaikh Ahmad Sarhindi, Shah Waliullah, Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed, Aligarh, Deoband, Nadwah, and other educational institutions——-Sindh Madrassah and Islamia College Peshawar. The ideology of Pakistan in the light of Speeches and statements of Allama Iqbal and Quaid- i Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

II. Land and people of Pakistan

Geography, Society, Natural resources, Agriculture, Industry and education with reference to characteristics, trends and problems.

III. Pakistan and Changing Regional Apparatus

IV. Nuclear Program of Pakistan

Nuclear Program of Pakistan Its Safety and Security; International Concerns

V. Regional Economic Cooperation

(SAARC,ECO,SCO) and the Role of Pakistan

VI. Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan

VII. Economic Challenges in Pakistan

VIII. Non-Traditional Security Threats in Pakistan

Role of Non-State Actors

IX. Pakistan’s Role in the Region

X. Palestine Issue

XI. Changing Security Dynamics for Pakistan

: Challenges to National Security of Pakistan

XII. Political Evolution Since 1971

XIII. Pakistan and US War on Terror

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XIV. Foreign Policy of Pakistan Post 9/11

XV. Evolution of Democratic System in Pakistan

XVI. Ethnic Issues and National Integration

XVII. Hydro Politics

Water Issues in Domestic and Regional Context

XVIII. Pakistan’s National Interest

XIX. Challenges to Sovereignty

XX. Pakistan’s Energy Problems and their Effects

XXI. Pakistan’s Relations with Neighbors excluding India

XXII. Pakistan and India Relations Since 1947

XXIII. Kashmir Issue

XXIV. The war in Afghanistan since 1979

Its impact on, and challenges to Pakistan, in the Post 2014 era.

XXV. Proxy Wars: Role of External Elements

XXVI. Economic Conditions of Pakistan

The Most Recent Economic Survey, the Previous and Current Budgets, and the Problems and Performance of Major Sectors of Economy.

The Latest Constitutional Amendments and Important Legislations, Legal Cases and the Role of Higher Courts.

XXVIII. The Prevailing Social Problems of Pakistan and the Strategies to Deal with them

Poverty, Education, Health and Sanitation.