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Pakistan Affairs (Compulsory)



I. Ideology of Pakistan ----- definition and elucidation, historical aspects: Muslim rule in the Sub-continent, its downfall and efforts for Renaissance. Movements for reforms -- Shaikh  Ahmad  Sarhindi,  Shah  Waliullah, Sayyid  Ahmad  Shaheed, Aligarh, Deoband, Nadwah, and other educational institutions ------- Sindh Madrassah and Islamia College Peshawae. Ideology of Pakistan in the light of Speeches and statements of Allama Iqbal and Quaid i Azam Muhammad  Ali Jinnah.

II. Land   and   people   of   Pakistan ------- Geography, Society, Natural resources, Agriculture, Industry  and education with reference to characteristics, trends and problems.

III. Pakistan and Changing Regional Apparatus

IV. Nuclear Program of Pakistan, its Safety and Security; International  Concerns

V. Regional Economic Cooperation (SAARC,ECO,SCO) and the Role of Pakistan

VI. Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan

VII. Economic Challenges in Pakistan

VIII. Non-Traditional Security Threats in Pakistan: Role of Non-State Actors

IX. Pakistan’s Role in the Region

X. Palestine Issue

XI. Changing Security Dynamics for Pakistan: Challenges to National Security of Pakistan

XII. Political Evolution Since 1971

XIII. Pakistan and US War on Terror

XIV. Foreign Policy of Pakistan Post 9/11

XV. Evolution of Democratic System in Pakistan

XVI. Ethnic Issues and National Integration

XVII. Hydro Politics ; Water Issues in Domestic and Regional Context

XVIII. Pakistan’s National Interest

XIX. Challenges to Sovereignty

XX. Pakistan’s Energy Problems and their Effects

XXI. Pakistan’s Relations with Neighbors excluding India

XXII. Pakistan and India Relations Since 1947

XXIII. Kashmir Issue

XXIV. The war in Afghanistan since 1979 and its impact on, and challenges to Pakistan, in the Post 2014 era.

XXV. Proxy Wars: Role of External Elements

XXVI. Economic Conditions of Pakistan, the Most Recent Economic Survey, the Previous and Current Budgets,  and the Problems and Performance of Major Sectors of Economy.

XXVII. The Recent Constitutional and Legal Debates, the Latest Constitutional Amendments and Important Legislations, Legal Cases and the Role of Higher Courts.

XXVIII. The Prevailing Social Problems of Pakistan and the Strategies to Deal with Them, Poverty, Education, Health and Sanitation


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Suggested Readings


Title Author
Federalism and Ethnic Conflict Regulation in India and Pakistan Adeney, Katharine. , New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
Labor, Democratization and Development in India and Pakistan Candland, Christopher, New York: Routledge, 2007
Perception, Politics and Security in South Asia: The Compound Crisis in 1990 Chari, P.R. at al, New York: Routledge, 2003
The Future of Pakistan. Cohen Stephen P. et al. Washington: Brookings Institute Press, 2011
Frontline Pakistan: The Struggle with Militant Islam Hussian, Zahid. New York: I.B.Tauris, 2007
Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy Jalal, Aisha and Bose, Sugata. New York: Routledge, 1998
Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia Jalal, Aisha, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995
Conflict Between India and Pakistan: an Encyclopedia Lyon, Peter. California: ABC-CLIO, 2008
Back to Pakistan: A Fifty Year Journey. Mass, Leslie Noyes. Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011
Judging the State: Courts and Constitutional Politics in Pakistan Newberg, Paula R. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995
Pakistan: Manifest Destiny. Qureshi, Atiff. London: Epic Press, 2009.
Pakistan, America, and the Future of Global Jihad Riedel, Bruce. Deadly Embrace: Washington: Brookings Institute Press, 2011
Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War Schofield, Victoria. New York: I.B.Tauria, 2003
Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The Armed Conflict in Pakistan Shah, Niaz A. New York: Routledge, 2011
Making Sense of Pakistan. Shaikh, Farzana. New York: Colombia University Press, 2009
A Brief History of Pakistan. Wynbrandt, James. New York: Infobase Publishing, 2009
Powering Pakistan: Meetings Pakistan Energy Needs in 21st Century Robert M. Hathaway and Michael Gugelman
Pakistanís Energy Sector: From Crisis to Crisis - Breaking the Chain Zaid Alahdad

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