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August 2019 issue

Editorial

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

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....
Pakistan

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...
Pakistan

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...
kashmir

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...
Tax

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...
Zia

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...
Zia

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...
minhas

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

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

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...
Scarcity

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...
education

Revisiting Education of Economics – Dr. Omer Javed

During the time of global financial crisis of 2007/08, and while visiting the London School of Economics in early November 2008, Queen Elizabeth-II made...
economic

NO FREE LUNCH! – Pakistan’s deep rooted economic crisis

Usman Zahid, is the Director Research at AKD. He has remained associated with Equity Research for over a decade and has previously led Equity...
government

No Free Lunch – Economy under PTI government?

Prof. Dr. Samina Khalil is the Director of Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC) at the University of Karachi. Dr. Khalil has over 20-year experience...
Nagarparkar

Nagarparkar: Land of History and Architectural Marvels

GVS Magazine | Born from under the sea, Nagarparkar is a small town situated at the foot of the dramatic and mineral-rich Karunjhar hills, and...
Stranger

The Dark Magic of Netflix’s Stranger Things

The evolution of Television has been quite a spectacle to observe. No one could have predicted that Netflix's big gamble in producing scripted web...
John Wick

John Wick 3: Baba Yaga’s killing streak rages on!

Usama Masood Ahmad | It has become evident now that the only time audiences worldwide come out to support a film is if the film...
Baaji

Another segment of ‘We watched it so you don’t have to’: Baaji

Let's face it; there aren't a lot of people who went in expecting to see Baaji with high hopes. The trailer did a pretty...
Spider

The spoiler free review of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far from home

Spider-Man: Far From Home marks the start of another chapter in Marvel's rapidly increasing slate of films. Positioned as the start of a whole...

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