CSS Current Affairs 2010

Q.1. “The troubling issue in Pakistan pertains to an Overbearing Centre’s Supremacy in the federation and the resulting demand for Provincial autonomy-.” Discuss. (20)

Q.2. “Pakistan provides the natural link between the SCO states to connect the Eurasian heartland with the Arabian Sea and South Asia.” Substantiate Pakistan’s claim for the membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in view of the above mentioned statement: (20)

Q.3. The issue of central importance about corruption and accountability in Pakistan is the increase in corruption despite six decades of efforts to eradicate it. Analyze and comment on the root cause of rampant corruption in the society. (20)

Q.4. President Obama’s extended hand of friendship to China ushers in a new era of realist diplomacy in Washington. Highlight the new dimensions of U.S. foreign policy towards People’s Republic of China. (20)

Q.5. What feasible measures would you suggest to bridge the existing trust deficit between Pakistan and India for the resumption of stalled process of composite dialogue?. (20)

Q.6. “The new Afghan strategy of the United States, in fact, is a veiled request for their safe exit-. It is a gamble. The price of victory will be high and the price of failure is incalculable.” Analyze and comment? (20)

Q.7. Write notes on ANY TWO of the followings: (10 x 2)

(a) Liberhan Commission Report.

(b) Aghaz-e-Haqooq Balochistan Package.

(c) Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories.

(d) Chinese Aided Development Projects in Pakistan.