Profile: Maulan Sami-ul-Haq (1937-2018) | Religious Scholar and Politician

Profile: Maulan Sami-ul-Haq (1937-2018) | Religious Scholar and Politician

Maulana Sami-ul-Haq (1937-2018)

Name: Maulana Samiul Haq
Age: 81 Years
Date of Birth: December 18, 1937 (Akora Khattak)
Date of Assassination: November 02, 2018
Education: Sanad-e-Fazilat-o-Faraghat and Sanad Daura Tafseer-e-Quran from Darul Uloom Haqqania – Sheikh-ul-Hadith (honorary) from Darul Uloom Deoband
Profession: Religious Scholar and Politician
Former senator from 1985-1991 and 1991-1997

Profile Maulana Sami-ul-Haq:

Maulana Samiul Haq was the Chancellor and Director of “Dar al-ulum Haqania“. Maulana Sami ul Haq was one of the most influential religious scholar and was knows as “Father of Taliban” because of his close ties with talibans in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Maulana Sami ul Haq was also the chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam. Maulan Sami-ul-Haq was one of the founders of Pakistan’s Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), which was coalition of six religious parties. He himself belonged to Islami Jamhooria Ittehad. he had been aligned with the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to work on the implementation of various reforms in the mainstream madrassa education.
Assassination:
Maulana was stabbed multiple times in his room and was found dead in the pool of bed by his driver, Haqqani.

Complete Governmental Structure of Pakistan

Complete Governmental Structure of Pakistan

The government in Pakistan is composed of the executive, legislative & judicature branches


The Executive Government

Prime Minister of Pakistan

Prime Minister of PakistanThe Prime Minister of Pakistan is the Head of Government of Pakistan and designated as the Chief Executive of the Republic, who leads the executive branch of the government, oversees the economical growth, heads the Council of Common Interests as well as the Cabinet, and is vested with the command authority over the nuclear arsenals. He is also a leader of the nation who has control over all matters of internal and foreign policy.

The Prime Minister is appointed by the members of the National Assembly through a vote. The Prime Minister is assisted by the Federal Cabinet, a Council of Ministers whose members are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. The Federal Cabinet comprises of the ministers, ministers of state, and advisers.


The Parliament

The bicameral federal legislature consists of the Senate (upper house) and National Assembly (lower house). According to Article 50 of the Constitution, the National Assembly, the Senate and the President together make up a body known as the Majlis-i-Shoora (Council of Advisers).

The President of Pakistan

The President of PakistanThe President of Pakistan is the ceremonial Head of the State and a figurehead who is a civilian Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Armed Forces as per the Constitution of Pakistan and a leader of the nation.
The President is kept informed by the Prime Minister on all the matters of internal and foreign policy as well as on all legislative proposals. Constitution of Pakistan vest the President the powers of granting the pardons, reprieves, and the control of the military; however, all appointments at higher commands of the military must be made by President on a “required and necessary” on consultation and approval from the Prime Minister. In addition, the constitution prohibits the President from exercising the authority of running the government.


The Senate

The Senate is a permanent legislative body with equal representation from each of the four provinces, elected by the members of their respective provincial assemblies. There are representatives from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and from Islamabad Capital Territory. The Chairman of the Senate, under the constitution, is next in line to act as President should the office become vacant and until such time as a new president can be formally elected.
Both the Senate and the National Assembly can initiate and pass legislation except for finance bills. Only the National Assembly can approve the federal budget and all finance bills. In the case of other bills, the President may prevent passage unless the legislature in joint sitting overrules the President by a majority of members of both houses present and voting. Unlike the National Assembly, the Senate cannot be dissolved by the President.


National Assembly of Pakistan

Members of the National Assembly are elected by universal adult suffrage (eighteen years of age). Seats are allocated to each of the four provinces, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and Islamabad Capital Territory on the basis of population. National Assembly members serve for the parliamentary term, which is five years, unless they die or resign sooner, or unless the National Assembly is dissolved.

Although the vast majority of the members are Muslim, about 5% of the seats are reserved for minorities, including Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs. There are also 50+ special seats for women now, and women are selected by their respective party heads.


The Jurisdiction

The Judiciary includes the Supreme Court, Provincial High Courts, District & Sessions Courts, Civil and Magistrate Courts exercising civil and criminal jurisdiction. Some Federal and Provincial Courts and tribunals such as Services Court, Income Tax & Excise Court, Banking Court and Boards of Revenue’s Tribunals are established in all provinces as well.


Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has original, appellate, and advisory jurisdiction. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is appointed by the President; the other Supreme Court judges are appointed by the President after consultation with the Chief Justice. The Chief Justice and other Judges of the Supreme Court may remain in office until age of sixty-eight years.


Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan

The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) of Pakistan is a court which has the power to examine and determine whether the laws of the country comply with Shari’a law. It consists of 8 Muslim judges appointed by the President of Pakistan after consulting the Chief Justice of this Court. Of the 8 judges, 3 are required to be Ulema who are well versed in Islamic law. The judges hold office for a period of 3 years, which may eventually be extended by the President.
If any part of the law is declared to be against Islamic law, the government is required to take necessary steps to amend such law appropriately. The court also exercises revisional jurisdiction over the criminal courts, deciding Hudood cases. The decisions of the court are binding on the High Courts as well as subordinate judiciary. The court appoints its own staff and frames its own rules of procedure.


Provincial and High Courts

Currently all four provinces; Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtun Khwah and Baluchistan have High Courts. After the approval of 18th Constitutional Amendment in April 2010, a new High Court is established at Federal Capital Islamabad with the name of Islamabad High Court. Judges appointments are proposed by a Parliamentary Commission.
In addition, there are special courts and tribunals to deal with specific kinds of cases, such as drug courts, commercial courts, labor courts, traffic courts, an insurance appellate tribunal, an income tax appellate tribunal, and special courts for bank offences. There are also special courts to try terrorists. Appeals from special courts go to high courts except for labor and traffic courts, which have their own forums for appeal. Appeals from the tribunals go to the Supreme Court.


Ombudsman / Mohtasib

A further feature of the judicial system is the office of Mohtasib (Ombudsman), which is provided for in the constitution. The office of Mohtasib was established in many early Muslim states to ensure that no wrongs were done to citizens. Appointed by the president, the Mohtasib holds office for four years; the term cannot be extended or renewed.

The Mohtasib’s purpose is to institutionalize a system for enforcing administrative accountability, through investigating and rectifying any injustice done to a person through maladministration by a federal agency or a federal government official. The Mohtasib is empowered to award compensation to those who have suffered loss or damage as a result of maladministration. This institution is designed to bridge the gap between administrator and citizen, to improve administrative processes and procedures, and to help curb misuse of discretionary powers.

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Courtesy: National Democratic Foundation


 

Kurt Waldheim Quiz

Kurt Waldheim Quiz

Kurt Waldheim Quiz Questions

1. When was Kurt Waldheim secretary general of United Nations?
a) 1972-1981
b) 1945-1949
c) 1951-1960
d) 1961-1970

2. When was Kurt Waldheim born?
a) 12 January 1919
b) 7 April 1914
c) 17 July 1918
d) 21 December 1918

3. Where was Kurt Waldheim born?
a) Linz
b) Graz
c) Sankt Andra-Worden
d) Weiz

4. When did Kurt Waldheim lead Austria’s first delegation to United Nations?
a) 1953
b) 1957
c) 1955
d) 1954

5. Where did Kurt Waldheim represent Austria as minister plenipotentiary?
a) Canada
b) India
c) Pakistan
d) Australia

6. What was Kurt Waldheim’s post in 1968-1970?
a) Attorney General
b) Prime Minister
c) Foreign Minister
d) Home Secretary

7. When was Kurt Waldheim ambassador to United Nations?
a) 1952-1954
b) 1956-1958, 1961-1962
c) 1964-1968, 1970-1971
d) 1988-1992

8. When was Kurt Waldheim President of Austria?
a) 1982-1984
b) 1986-1992
c) 1948-1952
d) 1994-1996

9. When did Kurt Waldheim die?
a) 12 February 2000
b) 14 June 2007
c) 18 September 2009
d) 28 November 1995

10. Where did Kurt Waldheim die?
a) Wolfsberg
b) Vienna
c) Hallein
d) Bruck

Kurt Waldheim Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was Kurt Waldheim secretary general of United Nations?
a) 1972-1981

2. When was Kurt Waldheim born?
d) 21 December 1918

3. Where was Kurt Waldheim born?
c) Sankt Andra-Worden

4. When did Kurt Waldheim lead Austria’s first delegation to United Nations?
c) 1955

5. Where did Kurt Waldheim represent Austria as minister plenipotentiary?
a) Canada

6. What was Kurt Waldheim’s post in 1968-1970?
c) Foreign Minister

7. When was Kurt Waldheim ambassador to United Nations?
c) 1964-1968, 1970-1971

8. When was Kurt Waldheim President of Austria?
b) 1986-1992

9. When did Kurt Waldheim die?
b) 14 June 2007

10. Where did Kurt Waldheim die?
b) Vienna

Ulysses Grant Quiz

Ulysses Grant Quiz

A portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

A portrait of Ulysses S. Grant (1865, Ole Peter Hansen Balling) located in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Signature of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States

Signature of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ulysses S. Grant Collage

In the left of this picture U.S. Grant can be seen firing a mountain howitzer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This quiz is about  the eighteenth President of USA.)

Ulysses Grant Quiz Questions

1) When was Ulysses Grant first sworn in as President of USA?
a) 20 January 1869
b) 4 March 1869
c) 4 March 1872
d) 4 November 1868

2) When was Ulysses Grant born?
a) 6 May 1815
b) 27 April 1822
c) 14 February 1807
d) 26 November 1821

3) Where was Ulysses Grant born?
a) Point Pleasant
b) Palm Springs
c) Chicago
d) Columbus

4) What was Ulysses Grant’s first name when he was born?
a) George
b) James
c) Hiram
d) William

5) What did Ulysses Grant want to become?
a) Singer
b) Boxer
c) Professor of mathematics
d) Professor of physics

6) Which fort was captured first by Ulysses Grant in American Civil War?
a) Fort Knox
b) Fort Henry
c) Fort Donelson
d) Fort Cochin

7) When did Ulysses Grant become the Commander-in-Chief of United States Army?
a) 17 June 1861
b) 21 August 1861
c) 24 October 1862
d) 12 March 1864

8) Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses Grant on 9 April 1865?
a) White House
b) Capitol
c) Appomattox Court House
d) Boston Custom House

9) Which of the following terrorist groups tried to stop blacks from participating in the society during the Presidency of Ulysses Grant?
a) Lashkar-e-Toiba
b) Ku Klux Klan
c) ETA
d) ULFA

10) Which brokerage firm caused huge losses to Ulysses Grant?
a) Lehmann Brothers
b) AIG
c) Grant & Ward
d) Jardine & Campbell

Ulysses Grant Quiz Questions with Answers

1) When was Ulysses Grant first sworn in as President of USA?
b) 4 March 1869

2) When was Ulysses Grant born?
b) 27 April 1822

3) Where was Ulysses Grant born?
a) Point Pleasant

4) What was Ulysses Grant’s first name when he was born?
c) Hiram

5) What did Ulysses Grant want to become?
c) Professor of mathematics

6) Which fort was captured first by Ulysses Grant in American Civil War?
b) Fort Henry

7) When did Ulysses Grant become the Commander-in-Chief of United States Army?
d) 12 March 1864

8) Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses Grant on 9 April 1865?
c) Appomattox Court House

9) Which of the following terrorist groups tried to stop blacks from participating in the society during the Presidency of Ulysses Grant?
b) Ku Klux Klan

10) Which brokerage firm caused huge losses to Ulysses Grant?
c) Grant & Ward

آئین پاکستان 1973 میں اب تک کی گئی 25 ترامیم آسان اردو زبان میں اختصار کے ساتھ

آئین پاکستان 1973 میں اب تک کی گئی 25 ترامیم آسان اردو زبان میں اختصار کے ساتھ

آئین پاکستان 1973 میں اب تک کی گئی 25 ترامیم آسان اردو زبان میں اختصار کے ساتھ ملاحظہ فرمائیں۔

پہلی ترمیم 1974
آئین پاکستان 1973 کی پہلی ترمیم میں پاکستان کے حدود اربعہ کا دوبارہ تعین کیا گیا.

دوسری ترمیم 1974
قادیانیوں کو غیر مسلم اقلیت قرار دیا گیا.

تیسری ترمیم 1975
اس ترمیم میں Preventive Detention کی مدت کو بڑھایا گیا۔Preventive Detention کا مطلب ہے کسی ایسے شخص کو نامعلوم مقام پر رکھنا جو ریاست پاکستان کے خلاف سرگرمیوں میں ملوث ہو۔

چوتھی ترمیم 1975
اقلیتوں کو پارلیمنٹ میں اضافی سیٹیں دی گئیں۔

پانچویں ترمیم 1976
ہائی کورٹ کا اختیار_سماعت وسیع کیا گیا

چھٹی ترمیم 1976
ہائی کورٹ اور سپریم کورٹ کے ججز کی ریٹائرمنٹ کی مدت بالترتیب 62 اور 65 سال کی گئ۔

ساتویں ترمیم 1977
وزیر اعظم کو یہ پاور دی گئ کہ وہ کسی بھی وقت پاکستان کی عوام سے اعتماد کا ووٹ حاصل کر سکتا ہے۔

آٹھویں ترمیم 1985
پارلیمانی نظام سے نیم صدارتی نظام متعارف کروایا گیا اور صدر کو اضافی پاورز دی گئیں۔

نویں ترمیم 1985
شریعہ لاء کو لاء آف دی لینڈ کا درجہ دیا گیا۔

دسویں ترمیم 1987
پارلیمنٹ کے اجلاس کا دورانیہ مقرر کیا گیا کہ دو اجلاس کا درمیانی وقفہ 130 دن سے نہیں بڑھے گا

گیارھویں ترمیم 1989
دونوں اسمبلیوں میں سیٹوں کی Revision کی گئ۔

بارھویں ترمیم 1991
سنگین جرائم کے تیز ترین ٹرائل کے لئے خصوصی عدالتیں عرصہ 3 سال کے لئے قائم کی گئیں

تیرھویں ترمیم 1997
صدر کی نیشنل اسمبلی تحلیل کرنے اور وزیر اعظم ہٹانے کی پاورز کو ختم کیا گیا۔

چودھویں ترمیم 1997
ممبران پارلیمنٹ میں Defect پائے جانے کی صورت میں ان کو عہدوں سے ہٹانے کا قانون وضح کیا گیا۔

پندرھویں ترمیم 1998
شریعہ لاء کو لاگو کرنے کے بل کو پاس نا کیا گیا۔

سولہویں ترمیم 1999
کوٹہ سسٹم کی مدت 20 سے بڑھا کر 40 سال کی گئ

سترھویں ترمیم 2003
صدر کی پاورز میں اضافہ کیا گیا

اٹھارویں ترمیم 2010
اس ترمیم میں NWFP کا نام تبدیل کیا گیا اور آرٹیکل 6 متعارف کروایا گیا،اور اس کے علاوہ صدر کی نیشنل اسمبلی تحلیل کرنے کی پاور کو ختم کیا گیا۔

انیسویں ترمیم 2010
اسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ قائم کی گئ،اور سپریم کورٹ کے ججز کی تعیناتی کے حوالے سے قانون وضح کیا گیا۔

بیسویں ترمیم 2012
صاف شفاف انتخابات کے لئے چیف الیکشن کمشنر کو الیکشن کمیشن آف پاکستان میں تبدیل کیا گیا۔

اکیسویں ترمیم 2015
سانحہ APSکے بعد ملٹری کورٹس متعارف کروائی گئیں۔

بائیسویں ترمیم 2016
چیف الیکشن کمیشن آف پاکستان کی اہلیت کا دائرہ کار تبدیل کیا گیا کہ بیورو کریٹس اور ٹیکنو کریٹس بھی ممبر الیکشن کمیشن آف پاکستان بن سکیں گے۔

تئیسویں ترمیم 2017
سال 2015 میں قومی اسمبلی نے اکیسویں ترمیم میں 2 سال کے لئے ملٹری کورٹس قائم کیں۔ یہ دوسال کا دورانیہ 6 جنوری 2017 کو ختم ہو گیا،اس تئیسویں ترمیم میں ملٹری کورٹس کے دورانیے کو مزید 2 سال کے لئے 6 جنوری 2019 تک بڑھایا گیا۔

چوبیسویں ترمیم 2017
مردم شماری کے نتائج کی بنیاد پر حلقہ بندیوں کو دوبارہ تشکیل دیا گیا۔

پچیسویں ترمیم 2018
فاٹا کو خیبر پختونخواہ میں ملانے کے لئے صدر نے 31 مئ 2018 کو دستخط کیئے.

Kuldip Nayar Quiz

Kuldip Nayar Quiz

1- When was Kuldip Nayar born?
  • Correct Answer: 14 August 1923
2- Where was Kuldip Nayar born?
  • Correct Answer: Sialkot
3- Where did Kuldip Nayar study journalism?
  • Correct Answer: Medill School
4- When was Kuldip Nayar Press Officer of Press Information Bureau?
  • Correct Answer: 1954-1964
5- When was Kuldip Nayar Editor of The Statesman?
  • Correct Answer: 1967-1975
6-  When was The Judgement published?
  • Correct Answer: 1977
7-  Where did Kuldip Nayar represent India as High Commissioner?
  • Correct Answer: UK
8- Which book has Kuldip Nayar’s articles on relations between India and Pakistan?
  • Correct Answer: Wall at Wagah
9-  When did Kuldip Nayar die?
  • Correct Answer: 23 August 2018
10-  Where did Kuldip Nayar die?
  • Correct Answer: Delhi

MY JOURNEY TO CSS by: Muhammad Ali Asghar (PAS)

Allah has indeed been kind upon me for my success in the CE-2010, and even more so at the interview part. I am humbled by the honor Almighty has given me. I would briefly share a few of my observations:

1. Clarity of Purpose:

As a first step, I consider that it is extremely important to be very clear right at the start of this journey as to why do you want to join the Civil Service or even why do you wish to attempt for the Competitive Exam. Different people have different motivations. You need to be really sure about yours. If you want to join the Civil Service for prestige, honour, power, authority, ‘dandda’, public service, then so be it and own it. There is no need to be ashamed of your reasons, be they knightly/saintly or knavish/selfish. If you are just following others in the lead, even then be clear about it. This brings us to our second point:

2. Motivation:

Once you have the clarity of purpose, you should evaluate that whether you have a desire sufficient enough to sustain you through a two year long duration. You need to be really motivated enough to work hard, motivated enough to sit back at home and indulge in a really non-interesting activity of studying boring stuff. You need to be motivated enough to counter all arguments of friends and relatives who would try to dissuade you from joining Civil Service on the way. And lastly you should be motivated enough to be persistent throughout two years in face of all adverse news you would hear and read in media about Civil Service. In short, motivation is your manna and fuel which will keep you going throughout this time. Many people do not give adequate importance to this aspect, but to me, it is the single most important element which feeds into others.

3. Dedicated Activity:

I find it really hard to buy the idea that one can continue to do a job and prepare for CSS simultaneously and ultimately score a high merit. If the aim is just to pass and get any allocation then probably yes, one can do it. But if the aim is to get the allocation of your choice and that too in a crystal clear respectable manner then you have to quite all other things, including your job, sit back home, develop a routine and seek agreement from parents and other family members that you would not be disturbed for one year at least. This leads to Point 4:

4. Commitment of Parents/Family:

It is very important to bring your parents and family on board. If they are committed to your cause and believe in it, then they must not only provide you with a conducive environment, but should also be a source of encouragement to you. This translates into you not being disturbed for routine household chores or you being forced to attend family dinners, parties and weddings etc. Your routine should take preference over all family matters for one year, unless once in a while you yourself want to get out and relax a little. This feeds into Point 5:

5. Room for Relaxation:

My father once told me that no horse in a Gymkhana can run 4 circuits of the race consecutively. The horse ultimately runs out of breath. Some horses make a sprint at the start and take the lead and then level off; others save it for the end. This means, you need to continuously release pressure during the preparation. You would be a fool to expect that you can lock yourself in a room for one year and study 10 hours per day. You will soon run out of steam. So, continue to meet friends and socialize, at least once a week. Plus, keep some energy for the end months when it would be most required.

6. Subject Selection:

I am not at all a believer of the idea that some subjects can be scoring and others not. I took Indo-Pak History and Journalism, the two most beaten subjects in the CE-2010, and still I managed to score into single digit merit. And I stand vindicated in my stance. So, select a subject which first of all interests you and at the same time lessens your load. Go for those subjects which overlap like Indo-Pak with Pakistan Affairs, and Public Administration with Political Science.

7. Be Simple:

I am a Computer Engineer but I never opted Computer Science, although it would have been fairly easy for me. Also someone might ask, if I can’t clear the Computer Science paper, who can? But selecting Computer Science as a subject would have meant revising a 4 year syllabus for only a 100 marks paper. I didn’t need to prove any one by selecting the subject that I am good at Computer Science. My aim was to become an officer and I opted subjects which are in the mainstream chosen by almost everyone, for whom adequate material is available in the market and elsewhere, and for which I can always seek help.

7. Current Affairs is the key:

Although Current Affairs is a 100 marks subject, but in recent times, it can be very easily observed that every paper has at least a couple of questions relating to current situation in our country and society. So, the more time you spend on current affairs, the more you would ultimately benefit in almost every paper. My suggestion would be to keep a 65-35 ratio with almost 35% of your entire CSS preparation focused on current affairs and 65% on routine books for subjects. Diversify your source of Current Affairs knowledge beyond DAWN (which is definitely the best newspaper for CSS). This would include journals from IPS, PIPS and IRS etc.
I think it would be a mere repetition if I say what everyone else has said time and again that there is simply no short cut to success. Hard work is the key. An average of 8 hours per day and an almost same number of months is what would get you to your dream occupational group with certainty and respect.
But, I must admit that this preparation has brought me a lot closer to the Almighty, and I would not be ashamed to say that I believe, the Almighty listens to my prayers. Closeness only comes if you get close to God, for He is always there to accommodate you.
Apart from the above, please keep in mind the following for preparation of interview:
  1. First of all, everyone must understand that the Interview part (Viva + Psychological) is almost as important as the written portion, if not more. Whereas we all tend to work really hard for the written, spending almost a year preparing it, we take the interview very lightly. Some people even say, there is simply no need to prepare at all. I beg to differ with them for Interview does require preparation. The reason I say interview is very important is that all the candidates who clear the written examination have their scores lying in a narrow band of around 100 marks (between 610 and 710 marks). This means that at this stage 300 marks of interview gives you a good leverage to make the difference. A high score of above 200 could very well land you in top 20~30 positions even if your written score is just an average one along with 600 or so other candidates.
  2. The second reason I emphasize on interview is that in my opinion it requires almost as much hard work as the written part. A dedicated preparation of 2~3 months, preferably even before or immediately after the announcement of written result would be my recommendation. Again, you must understand that by scoring 240 marks in interview, you can take a lead of almost 100 marks from a candidate who did just average in interview scoring around 150 or so.
  3. The third most important thing to realize is that Psychological assessment is a very significant component of the whole interview part. In my personal opinion it is even more important than the viva voce. The reason I say this is that the Psychiatrists spend two complete days judging almost every single aspect of your personality in depth. The personality profile prepared by them is given a lot of weightage by the FPSC panel, increasing so in recent years. They sort of go along with the advice of the professionals, and only reconfirm their assessment through different questioning techniques. The variation between the psychologists and FPSC panel cannot be markedly large. So, give you best effort to prepare for this part so that the psychologists draw a good personality profile of you and recommend you as an officer material.
  4. Prepare for group discussions and command tasks with your friends and other qualifiers. At this stage, you can also join an academy where you would have a chance to interact with many students at one place, something you cannot do on your own. Within the group discussions, adopt a stance which is moderate (not to extremist on either side). Your argument should be backed by logic and evidence. Your choice of words should be mild, but your tone should be firm and give an aura of seriousness. There is no need to shout and raise your voice unnecessarily merely to capture attention or drive your point. If your point is valid, it will be registered even with a soft voice. This way, an even better impact would be created that you are confident on your knowledge and argument and do not need the support of your oratory.
  5. For the Command Task take time to properly explain the problem to your team members instead of rushing through at this point. If your team does not fully understand your problem, they would be unable to help you or contribute in your problem. A few seconds saved at this stage can in fact cost you later. Once the problem is explained to team members, ask them if they have completely understood it. If any member is unclear on any aspect of the problem, this would be a good time to clarify things. This would also give a positive impression that as a leader you take care of how your subordinates comprehend you. In my frank opinion, there is no need to pre-assign designations and appointments. While wrapping up the discussions, you can simply point to your team members and assign them tasks.
  6. Try to think through different questions which might be asked on your personality both in the proforma as well as by the psychologist panel. Instead of these questions coming to you as a surprise, it is better that you have done some working on them. Questions like, your fondest childhood memory, things you like and dislike about your parents and friends, your domiciled district etc need to be prepared before hand. The forum would contain lots of questions asked by the psychologists to different batches.
  7. For the viva voce, try to build the opinions on different issues. Try to ask yourself questions. Read one or two newspapers. If possible start reading TIME and NEWSWEEK. Again, on your own, work out small questions on any issue that can be asked from different angles. You should have answers to cover these angles. At this stage, also go through actual statutes, laws and provisions of constitution that are often referred to in news item and articles. For instance, if Section 295 (Blasphemy Laws) of CrPC is mentioned repeatedly in press and media, you should read and understand the actual provisions verbatim. One good online source for such documents is: The Constitution of Pakistan and Pakistan’s Legislative History

I hope it helps. You can ask me about specifics, which I might have missed out.

Again, it is a personal belief, but God is the One Who has helped me beyond my capabilities. I was able to do CSS and an MSc from LSE UK in parallel. I got such high marks in interview and passed the essay paper on edge. So, get close to Him!

Regards, and Best of Luck

USA Presidential Election 2008 MCQs

USA Presidential Election 2008 MCQs

1) Who was the Democratic Party’s candidate for President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Barak Obama
b) Hillary Clinton
c) John Edwards
d) John Kerry

2) Who was the Republican Party’s candidate for President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) John McCain
b) Milton Romney
c) Michael Huckabee
d) Rudolf Giuliani

3) Who was the Democratic Party’s candidate for Vice President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) William Richardson
b) Geraldine Ferraro
c) Joseph Biden
d) Lloyd Bentsen

4) Who was the Republican Party’s candidate for Vice President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Frederick Thompson
b) Sarah Palin
c) Michael Bloomberg
d) Rudolf Giuliani

5) When was the voting day for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) 31 October 2008
b) 1 November 2008
c) 2 November 2008
d) 4 November 2008

6) Who won the USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Barak Obama
b) Ronald Paul
c) John McCain
d) Ralph Nader

7) What is the number of electors who form Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) 100
b) 336
c) 428
d) 538

8) What is minimum number of electors a state of USA has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four

9) What is number of electors California has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) 12
b) 22
c) 40
d) 55

10) Alaska is the largest state in USA. How many electors it has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Six
b) Five
c) Three
d) Ten

Answers

1) Who was the Democratic Party’s candidate for President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Barak Obama

2) Who was the Republican Party’s candidate for President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) John McCain

3) Who was the Democratic Party’s candidate for Vice President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
c) Joseph Biden

4) Who was the Republican Party’s candidate for Vice President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
b) Sarah Palin

5) When was the voting day for USA Presidential Election 2008?
d) 4 November 2008

6) Who won USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Barak Obama

7) What is number of electors who form Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
d) 538

8) What is minimum number of electors a state of USA has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
c) Three

9) What is number of electors California has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
d) 55

10) Alaska is the largest state in USA. How many electors it has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
c) Three