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Volume 1, Issue 1

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC): Challenges for the Islamic World

Authors:
  1. Dr. Ghulam Mustafa
  2. Nusrat Bano
Abstract: Unified platform is guaranteed to collective efforts for mutual cooperation and prosperity. The mutual cooperation and collaboration bring stability and development among member countries. Internally, Muslim world is suffering under bad governance, corruption, malpractices, poverty, backwardness, ignorance, social injustices, unemployment, inequality, immoral values. The other are extremisms, terrorism, regional and territorial conflicts are with its full swing in most of the countries of the Islamic world. While, externally the western aggression, Islamophobia and anti-Islamist propaganda, Kashmir, Palestine and misbehave with Muslim minorities by the host countries are another challenges. Some other factors which increase distrust among them are internal sectarian and territorial rivalry, for example, both Iran and Saudi-Arabia have aggressive policy against each other as well as some materialistic and self-governing minded leadership have soft corner towards India, western countries as well as United States (US). Role of Organization of Islamic cooperation OIC in enhancing cooperation among Muslim countries is the dire need of current world by resolving their internal disputes, maintaining global peace and collective security.
Keyswords: Bad Governance, Economic Backwardness, Islamophobia, Materialism, OIC, Sectarianism, Territorial Conflicts
Pages: 1-11
Article: 1 , Volume 1 , Issue 1
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Government Surveillance and Freedom of Expression: Measuring Perception of University Students in Pakistan

Authors:
  1. Asghar Ullah Khan
  2. Muhammad Imran Khan
Abstract: In recent times, the issue of online government surveillance became significant due to use of technologies by governments to monitor online activities of its citizens. This monitoring and surveillance raised questions about the safeguard of basic human right of freedom of expression, particularly in online spaces. This research study attempts to understand the relationships between users’ perceptions about online government surveillance and freedom of expression. The data was collected through a closed-ended questionnaire from 800 students of six leading university in KPK (Pakistan). Results revealed that the government surveillance have no effect on student's online freedom of expression while using it for different purposes. These results suggest that students in Pakistan do not consider government surveillance as an issue for their online freedom of expression
Keyswords: Freedom of Expression (Foe), Online Government Surveillance, Users’ Perceptions
Pages: 12-20
Article: 2 , Volume 1 , Issue 1
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Future of Governance in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges

Authors:
  1. Zahid Yaseen
  2. Miss Anisa
  3. Mehak Zahra
Abstract: This study aim to explore issues and challenges to governance in Pakistan. This study is also examine to the concept of good governance and estimate the past and present status of Good governance in Pakistan and proposes an idea onward for successful and fruitful future. Governance is much broader concept and the idea of governance is as old as human development. The objective of the study divided in three parts, first to determine some policy considerations regarding governance, second to analyze present practices and third to suggested some greatest practices. Researcher adopted qualitative approach along with the secondary sources descriptive methodology. The result of this study show that week governance system in Pakistan required to look at plans. Pakistan has to control its deficiencies like control the nepotism, lack of answerability, mismanagement through legislative framework for ensure the good governance suggested right now.
Keyswords: Challenges, Corruption, Governance, Poverty
Pages: 21-29
Article: 3 , Volume 1 , Issue 1
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Asia-Pacific under Obama’s Rebalance Strategy: Regional Responses

Authors:
  1. Syed Tanveer Ali Shah
  2. Dr. Muhammad Muzaffar
  3. Sidra Karamat
Abstract: This paper analyzes the “pivot” or “rebalance” of the Obama administration in US relations with the Asia-Pacific region. Rebalance Strategy is a project which includes three sets of measures i.e. security, economic, and diplomatic elements. It puts a strong emphasis on Southeast Asia and South Asia to rebalance the historically strong US emphasis on Northeast Asia. However, Beijing has responded to the rebalanced approach through its hard power and soft power, arguing that the US is engaged in a plot to establish a “containment” of China in the Cold War-style. The changing game of geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific can be distinguished by the “Power Transition Theory”, via qualitative research. Hence the paper concludes with the remarks that “the US’s return to Asia-Pacific has become a model of a security that seeks to pronounce China as a belligerent and unstable Power in the region”.
Keyswords: Asia-Pacific, Balance of Power, New Cold War,Obama Administration, Rebalance Strategy
Pages: 30-41
Article: 4 , Volume 1 , Issue 1
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Multimedia PowerPoint-based Vocabulary Acquisition: A Case Study of Pakistani ESL Learners

Authors:
  1. Kibria Saleem
  2. Dr. Adnan Tahir
  3. Akhtar Iqbal
Abstract: This study has investigated whether the students who acquire foreign language vocabulary through the CALL technique of multimedia PowerPoint learn more effectively than the students get passed through the traditional teaching method in a classroom for the learning of same vocabulary instruction. Moreover, the study has explored the feelings and attitudes of the learners in multimedia PowerPoint assisted vocabulary classroom. The present study follows experimental design. Two groups took pre-test and post-test before and after the intervention of both methods. The scores were measured by usingSPSS-16 and t-test was employed to compare results of both the groups. This study collected quantitative data from the students’ performance in the test as well as by a questionnaire having four point Likert scale. The findings revealed the significant difference in vocabulary achievements of experimental group and control group. It was found that 64% learners had positive attitude towards this innovative method of learning. This study has presented a research-based indication that CALL method was more effective than traditional method of learning vocabulary for the students of intermediate level.
Keyswords: CALL, Interactive Learning, Multimedia Technology, PowerPoint, Vocabulary Acquisition
Pages: 42-52
Article: 5 , Volume 1 , Issue 1
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