Editorial – Magazine

As we were going to press, the right-wing Hindutva government of Narendra Modi took the unprecedented step of ending Indian occupied Kashmir’s special status...

Imran Khan: From “Man on Container” to Prime Minister

August has many important transition points in Pakistan's history. The country was carved out of the British Indian Empire on 14th August 1947. Gen....

What’s next for US-Pakistan relations after Imran Khan’s US visit?

For proponents of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership, there’s much to be heartened about after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to Washington. There were smiles and kind...

US-Pakistan Relationship: Another Fresh Start

The three-day historic visit of the Pakistani PM Imran Khan to the US has come to an end. The overwhelming perception one gets from...

India’s new lawfare on Kashmir and Pakistan’s strategic options

Kashmir has been the cynosure of world attention since 1947 and a source of bitter rivalry between the two arch-foes, India and Pakistan. With...

Talking without facts: Tax issue or government expenditures?

In 1958, Field Marshall Mohammad Ayub Khan wanted to expand the tax net. In 1969, General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan wanted to expand the...

General Zia: The 10 Year Reign That Lost Pakistan’s Soul

General Zia-ul-Haq, may have had no control over international events which came to epitomize his era such as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan or...

Gen Zia’s Crash & Return of Democracy: Reflections after 31 Years

On August 17, 1988, ex-president General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq died in a plane crash. General-turned-president Zia (literal meaning light), the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff...

Rashid Minhas – Youngest recipient of Nishan-e-Haider

GVS Magazine |Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas (17 February 1951 – August 20, 1971) is the youngest and the only Pakistan Air Force (PAF) officer...

NISHAN-E-HAIDER – Gallantry award of its own kind

GVS Magazine |“Nishan-e-Haider” literally means “Emblem of the Lion” in the Urdu language. The word “Haider” is also the epithet of Ali, nephew of...

Swat Expressway: Modern gateway to ancient valley of romance & beauty

SWAT Expressway that opened around Eid ul Fitr in June of 2019 is making the ancient valley of SWAT accessible like never before. This...

Pakistan’s Peculiar Water Scarcity: Role of Private Sector

GVS Magazine |Water scarcity is perceived in multiple ways; water shortage, inability to access or consume water. This may be due to physical shortage...