CSS Syllabus Pakistan Affairs – 100 Marks
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
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.
S.No. Title Author 1. Federalism and Ethnic Conflict
Regulation in India and Pakistan.
Adeney, Katharine. , New York: Palgrave
2. Labor, Democratization and
Development in India and Pakistan.
New York: Routledge, 2007.
3. Perception, Politics and Security in
South Asia: The Compound Crisis in
Chari, P.R. at al, New York: Routledge,
4. The Future of Pakistan. Cohen Stephen P. et al. Washington: Brookings Institute Press, 2011. 5. Frontline Pakistan: The Struggle with
Hussian, Zahid. New York: I.B.Tauris,
6. Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy. Jalal, Aisha and Bose, Sugata. New York: Routledge, 1998. 7. Democracy and Authoritarianism in South
Jalal, Aisha, Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1995.
8. Conflict Between India and Pakistan: an
Lyon, Peter. California: ABC-CLIO,
9. Back to Pakistan: A Fifty Year Journey. M**** 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
Riedel, Bruce. Deadly Embrace: Washington: Brookings Institute Press,
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,
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
18. Pakistan’s Energy Sector: From Crisis to
Crisis-Breaking the Chain