Pakistan Studies CSS Syllabus 2021

Table of Contents


Total Marks – 100

I. The ideology of Pakistan; 

  • The 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- I- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

II. Land and people of Pakistan;  

  • The 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……………


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