Pakistan Affairs

Pakistan Affairs | Revised CSS Syllabus 2016

CSS Pakistan Affairs Syllabus
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Compulsory Paper Syllabus

Pakistan Affairs 

(100 Marks)

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 problem

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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.


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

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