FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION 1980
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: (i) Attempt Five questions only Questions No.1 is, however, compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.
(ii) Serial number of each individual questions attempted by the candidates should be written in the answer-books strictly in accordance with that given in the questions paper.
- Write short notes on any Five of the following:
(a) Sheikh Riyadh-al-Khatib (b) The World Bank (c) The 11th Islamic Foreign Ministers Conference (d) Junta Government in India (e) Alam Lohar (f) The American Hostages in Iran (g) Hasan Aptidon (h) The troubled Olympics (i) Dr. Syed Abdullah (j) Introduction of Zakat and Ushr in Pakistan.
The revolution in Iran (February 1979) is marked by two by two fundamental aspects. One is its Islamic content. The second aspect bears on the fierce independent spirit of the revolutionary Iran. How far do you subscribe to the Idea?
The Russians invaded Afghanistan in December 1979. Fighting is going on in the Country. It is a war between Islam and Communism and not a war between America and Russia. Comment on the above statement.
Do you agree with the view that a commonwealth of Muslim Nations is not only feasible but also necessary? Give reasons for your answer.
Describe the circumstance leading to the independence of Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe. Briefly survey its impact on the Afro-Asian countries.
“The situation created in the Indian Ocean region by the arms build-up is alarming and confusing. It is a matter of concern for the countries of area.” Discuss.
The creation of Europe’s first internationally elected Parliament is coinciding with the widening of a rift in relation between the US and Western Europe. Discuss.
Discuss Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah role as the leader of the Movement for Pakistan.
Review the powers and functions of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Examine the consequence of the rise of the People’s Republic of China on the international situation in the Far East and the Pacific.