FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION 1974
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, PAPER II – Current Affairs
Time Allowed: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 100
Note: Answer Five questions only. Questions 10, however, is compulsory. All question carry equal marks.
- Discuss the political and strategic implications of Pakistan’s move in the United Nations General Assembly for the declaration of South Asia as a Nuclear-Free Zone.
Examine the impact of the use of oil as a weapon by the Arab States in their confrontations with Israel since the Arab-Israeli War of October 1973.
Discuss the cause of the recent armed conflict in Cyprus and its international repercussions. What, in your view, can be a just, fair and durable solution of the Cyprus problems?
Identify the gains made by the anti-colonial, liberation movements in the Africa continent in recent months. What role is the Organization of African Unity (OAU) playing in the liquidation of colonialism in Africa?
Discuss the main decisions of the Islamic Summit Conference held in Lahore February 1974, and their importance for the Islamic World.
What are the reasons for the strained relation between Moscow and Peking? Discus the attitude of the People’s Republic of China to the Soviet proposal for an Asian Security Alliance.
What was the outcome of the United Nations-sponsored World Populations Conference recently held in Bucharest? Do you think that the present rate of increase in world populations poses a danger to the future of mankind? What populations control measures would you suggest for the Third World countries?
What progress has been made towards the normalization of Indo-Pakistan relations since the signing of the Simla Agreement in July 1972?
Examine the main objective of the NATO Alliance and the Warsaw Pact. Do you think that détente between the U.S.A and U.S.S.R will make these military alliances redundant?
Write short notes on any SIX of the following:
(a) The Watergate Affairs (b) Haile Selassie (c) General Yak bu Gowon (d) Dr. Kurt Waldheim (e) Diego Garcia (f) Bulent Ecevit (g) Abdul-Aziz Bouteflika (h) Constantine (i) RCD (j) UNHCR