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Course Contents

1) Historical and Ideological Perspective: • Two Nation Theory: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam views • The struggle for Pakistan from Lahore Resolution to Creation of Pakistan: 1940-1947 2) Constitutional and Political Development: • The Salient features of 1956, 1962 and 1973 Constitutions 3) Land, People, Economy and Culture: • Geo-Political and Geo-Strategic Importance of Pakistan • The Salient Characters of Pakistani Culture • Main Features of Pakistan’s Economy 4) Foreign Policy of Pakistan: • Principles and Objectives • Relations with Great Powers (America, China) • Relations with India • Relations with Muslim World (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey) 5) Contemporary Issues of Pakistan: • Energy Crises • Terrorism

Course Learning Outcomes

The students should be able to: Identify and distinguish between debates and competing narratives in the history of Pakistan. Use these narratives to develop their own opinion on major events and conflicts in the country’s history and the effect (if any) these have had on the country today and on their own personal lives. Explain and debate the relationship between national and international events, with respect to Pakistan, particularly between 1945 and 1988. Demonstrate the difference between summarizing information and picking relevant material from a large number of readings to critically answer a specific question with very limited space/time.

comparative study of 1956, 1962 and 1973 Constitution

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features of Pakistani Culture

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features of Pakistani Economy

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brief history of Pakistan Movement

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Pak-China Relation

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Geo.political and Geo.Strategic Importance of Pakistan

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Book Title : Pakistan Affairs
Author : M. Ikram Rabbani
Edition : 2008
Publisher : Caravan Book House - Lahore

Book Title : Pakistan’s Political, Economic and Diplomatic Dynamics
Author : Javed Ahmed Sheikh
Edition : 2001
Publisher : Kitabistan Publishers, Lahore

Book Title : Comparative Governments
Author : Muhammad Sarwar
Edition : Revised Edition
Publisher : Ilmi Kitab Khana, 1993

Title : Energy Crisis in Pakistan
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Title : terrorism in Pakistan
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Title : pakistan Movement 1940-47
Type : Other

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