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CSS Pakistan Affairs Syllabus

  1. The 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 Peshawar. The ideology of Pakistan in the light of Speeches and statements of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
  2. Land and people of Pakistan ——- Geography, Society, Natural resources, Agriculture, Industry, and education with reference to characteristics, trends, and problems.
  3. Pakistan and Changing Regional Apparatus
  4. Nuclear Program of Pakistan, its Safety and Security; International Concerns
  5. Regional Cooperation Organizations (SAARC, ECO, SCO) and the Role of Pakistan
  6. Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan
  7. Economic Challenges in Pakistan
  8. Non-Traditional Security Threats in Pakistan: Role of Non-State Actors
  9. Pakistan’s Role in the Region
  10. The Palestine Issue
  11. Changing Security Dynamics for Pakistan: Challenges to the National Security of Pakistan
  12. Political Evolution Since 1971
  13. Pakistan and US War on Terror
  14. Foreign Policy of Pakistan Post 9/11
  15. Evolution of the Democratic System in Pakistan
  16. Ethnic Issues and National Integration
  17. Hydro Politics; Water Issues in Domestic and Regional Context
  18. Pakistan’s National Interest
  19. Challenges to Sovereignty
  20. Pakistan’s Energy Problems and their Effects
  21. Pakistan’s Relations with Neighbors excluding India
  22. Pakistan and India Relations Since 1947
  23. The Kashmir Issue
  24. The war in Afghanistan since 1979 and its impact on, and challenges to Pakistan in the Post 2014 era.
  25. Proxy Wars: Role of External Elements
  26. Economic Conditions of Pakistan, the Most Recent Economic Survey, the Previous and Current Budgets, and the Problems and Performance of Major Sectors of Economy.
  27. The Recent Constitutional and Legal Debates, the Latest Constitutional Amendments and Important Legislations, Legal Cases and the Role of Higher Courts.
  28. The Prevailing Social Problems of Pakistan and the Strategies to Deal with Them, Poverty, Education, Health and Sanitation.


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. et 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.

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