CSS 2010 MCQs: Pakistan Affairs

CSS MCQs: Pakistan Affairs (Solved with Explanation)

Q1. Name the saint who first came to Lahore. (CSS 2010)
a. Ali Makhdum Hajveri
b. Shaikh Ismail Shaheed
c. Data Gunj Baksh
d. None of these.

Explanation: Data Ganj Bakhsh was known as Ali Makhdoom Ganj Bakhsh Hajveri Lahori. He came to Lahore in AH 431 from Ghazni in Afghanistan and he came with Sultan Masood, the son of Sultan Mahmood Ghanzi. He originally belonged to Hajver, and because of this, it became part of his name. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q2. Ghiyas-ud-din Balban declared himself king of Delhi Sultanate in? (CSS 2010)
a. 1166
b. 1266
c. 1366
d. 1388

Explanation: After the death of Sultan Nasiruddin, Ghiyasuddin Balban ascended the throne by declaring himself the Sultan of Delhi and ruled from 1266 to 1287. He was the ninth sultan of the Mamluk dynasty of Delhi. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q3. Who founded Daulatabad and shifted the capital of Delhi Sultanate? (CSS 2010)
a. Ghiyas-ud-din Tughluq
b. Muhammad Bin Tughluq
c. Feroze Shah Tughluq
d. None of these

Explanation: Mohammad Bin Tughlaq transferred capital from Delhi to Devagiri (later named Daulatabad), which are 600 miles apart. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q4. Who set up the chain of justice to redress the grievances of oppressed people? (CSS 2010)
a. Zaheer-uddin Babar
b. Shahab-uddin Shah Jahan
c. Aurangzeb Alamgir
d. Nur-uddin Salim Jahangir

Explanation: Jahangir was the most famous among all Mughal emperors in establishing a fair judicial system. He established his golden chain of justice. The chain was set up as a link between his people and Jahangir himself. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q5. Who was known in history as Mujaddid Alf Thani, the reformer of second millennium? (CSS 2010)
a. Shaikh Ahmed Sirhindi
b. Shah Waliullah
c. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
d. None of these

Q6. Who called the “spiritual guide” as shopkeepers? (CSS 2010)
a. Shaikh Ahmed Sirhindi
b. Shah Waliullah
c. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
d. None of these

Q7. When Nadva-tul-Ulema came into being? (CSS 2010)
a. 1873
b. 1883
c. 1893
d. 1894

Explanation: Nadva-tul-Ulama was founded in 1894 at Lucknow by Moulvi Abdul Ghaffar, who was working as the deputy collector for the British government of India. Later this educational movement expanded itself and in 1898 Nadva-tul-Ulama was established and its regular classes started shortly afterwards. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q8. Who initiated the cult of Shivaji against the Muslims of India? (CSS 2010)
a. Womesh Chunder Bonnerji
b. Bal Ganga-dhar Tilak
c. Pandit Madan Mohan
d. None of these

Explanation: In the beginning of the 20th century, Bal Ganga – Dhar Tilak founded the cult of Shivaji in India, earning for his revivalistic activities the title of Lokmanya, the beloved. Tilak was a prominent Congress leader. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q9. Who led Simla deputation in 1906? (CSS 2010)
a. Sir Agha Khan
b. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
c. Nawab Muhsin ul Mulk.
d. None of these

Explanation: The Simla Deputation was a gathering of 35 prominent Indian Muslim leaders led by the Aga Khan III at the Viceregal Lodge in Simla in October 1906. The deputation aimed to convince Lord Minto, then-Viceroy of British India, to grant Muslims greater representation in politics. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q10. When Nehru committee was constituted to propose the future constitution of India? (CSS 2010)
a. February 1927
b. February 1928
c. February 1929
d. None of these

Explanation: The All Parties Conference met in Delhi, and later in Bombay, in 1928. It appointed a committee, chaired by Motilal Nehru, to draft a constitution for India. It was to be a rejoinder to Lord Biekenhead, secretary of state for India at the time, who believed Indians to be incapable of putting together a constitution. Its recommendations, which came to be known as the Nehru Report, were considered by the parent conference at a meeting in Calcutta in December. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q11. When the congress ministries resigned from their offices? (CSS 2010)
A. November, 1937
b. November, 1938
c. November, 1939
d. None of these

Explanation: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) in its meeting on October 22, 1939, decided to call upon the Congress ministries of the eight provinces to resign from the office and all of them resigned in November 1939. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q12. Who first thought of the possibility of a Muslim republic embracing the present Central Asian states in north west of sub-continent? (CSS 2010)
a. Abdul Halim Sharar
b. Syed Jamal ud Din Afghani
c. Chaudhry Rehmat Ali
d. None of these

Q13. When Simla Conference was concluded with failure? (CSS 2010)
a. June 14, 1945
b. July 14, 1945
c. August 14, 1945
d. None of these

Q14. Who negotiated with cabinet mission (1946) on behalf of All India National Congress? (CSS 2010)

a. Mahatma Gandhi
b. Jawaharlal Nehru
c. Abul Kalam Azad
d. None of these

Q15. When Abu ala Maududi was awarded death punishment by military court on Qadiani issue? (CSS 2010)
a. March 1953
b. April 1953
c. May 1953
d. None of these

Explanation: Jamaat-e-Islami founder Syed Abul Ala Maududi was found guilty of sedition in connection with riots in Lahore and sentenced to death on May 11, 1953. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q16. Muhammad Ali Bogra, a Bengali politician and career diplomat who served as third prime minister of Pakistan , presented his constitutional formula to the Constituent Assembly on? (CSS 2010)
a. September 7, 1953
b. October 7, 1953
c. November 7, 1953
d. None of these

Q17. When was the 17th amendment bill ratified by the President, after getting passed by both houses of Majlis-e-Shura? (CSS 2010)
a. December 29, 2003
b. December 30, 2003
c. December 31, 2003
d. None of these

Q18. When was the local government system under the devolution of power plan, 2001, inaugurated? (CSS 2010)
a. August 4, 2001
b. August 14, 2001
c. August 24, 2001
d. None of these

Explanation: The Devolution of Power Plan 2001 was introduced by General Pervaiz Musharraf in January 2001. This system of local government was implemented on August 14, 2001. The plan provided three tiers, i.e. Union Council, Tehsil Council, and District Council. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q19. When was gas (natural) discovered at Sui Baluchistan? (CSS 2010)
a. 1950
b. 1952
c. 1954
d. None of these

Explanation: Natural gas was discovered at Sui in 1952 and by 1955, this gas was being supplied to different parts of Pakistan. Being discovered at the Sui fields, natural gas in Pakistan is commonly known as ‘Sui gas’. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

Q20. Koh-e-Sulaiman (Takht-e-Sulaiman) is as high as? (CSS 2010)
a. 10,100 ft
b. 12,200 ft
c. 13,100 ft
d. 11,400 ft

Explanation: The Sulaiman range forms the eastern edge of the Iranian Plateau where the Indus River separates it from the subcontinent. Bordering the Sulaimans to the north are the arid highlands of the Central Hindu Kush, whose heights extend up to 3,383 metres (11,099 ft). In Dera Ismail Khan, the highest peak of the mountain range is known as Takht-i-Sulaiman at 3,487 metres (11,440 ft). In Balochistan, its highest peak is Zarghun Ghar at 3,578 metres (11,739 ft) near Quetta city. Prepared and Compiled by Aamir Mahar.

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