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    Lightbulb SYLLABUS G.K PAPER – II Current Affairs


    100 MARKS

    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 W orld (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 Arabian Sea, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

    § Millennium Development Goals, Current Status,

    § Globalization

    § Middle East Crisis

    § Kashmir Issue

    § Palestine Issue


    S.No. Title Author
    1. Pakistan Foreign Policy 1947-2005: A Concise History, 2011 Abdul Sattar,
    2. Issue in Pakistan’s Economy, 2010 Akbar S. Zaidi
    3. Pakistan: A Hard Country, 2012 Anatol Lieven
    4. Government & Politics in South Asia, 6th ed.,
    Baxter, Malik, Kennedy & Oberst,
    5. Introduction to International Political
    Economy, 2010
    David Balaam & Bradford
    6. International Organization (Second Edition)
    Volker Rittberger, Bernhard
    Zangl and Andress Kruck
    7. The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in
    Treacherous Times (2011)
    Mohamed Elbaradei
    8. International Relations, 2012 Joshua Goldstein
    9. World Politics: Trends & Transformation,
    Kegley & Blanton
    10. Pakistan Beyond the Crisis, 2011 Maleeha Lodhi
    11. Globalization in Question, 2009 Paul Hirst
    12. International Political Economy: Interests & Institutions in the Global Economy, 2010 Thomas Oatley
    13. Politics and Change in the Middle East, 10th
    Ed., Pearson, 2012
    Andersen, Seibert, and
    14. Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani
    Bomb, (2012)
    Feroz Khan
    Last edited by Shehzad; 18th April 2015 at 12:41 PM.



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