FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION 1979
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. Questions No.9 is however, compulsory. All questions can equal marks, Be brief and to the point.
- “The linchpin of America’s new strategy in the Third World is the return of its pre-Vietnam interventional posture. One which views the actual use of force in defence of perceived American interests as a viable policy options.” In the light of this statement discuss America’s new Third World Strategy.
What are the basic factors underlying Sino-Soviet tension and disagreement?
Explain the conflicting interests of the Soviet Union and the United States of America in the Middle East after President Sadat’s visit to Israel.
Write an essay on the Security Council of the United Nations with special reference to the “veto power” available to its permanent members.
“By dissolving in the Parliament and announcing midterm elections on 22nd August 1979 the Indian President took the only logical and constitutional step left to him”. Elaborate this statement.
What is NAM? Do you agree with the view that Pakistan’s membership in NAM at this stage has a special significance for the country’s foreign policy?
Do you agree with the view that in any Islamic State only the presidential form of government is possible?
What do you know about Japanese in the seventies?
Write short notes on any five of the following;
(a) British first woman Prime Minister (b) Myth of Islamic bomb (c) Atlantic alliance (d) PL 480 (e) SALT II (f) King Khalid (g) Islamic revolution of Iran (h) Local body polls in Pakistan (i) The boat people