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August Issue 2018

Jehangir

US-Pakistan ties vital for regional peace & prosperity: Ambassador Ali Jehangir Siddiqui

GVS News Desk | Pakistan's Ambassador to Washington is known for his business acumen, philanthropy and his work to promote the arts & culture of...
religious

Pakistan’s Religious minorities: The significant “Other”

Asif Aqeel | It was around 3 p.m. when two suicide bombers almost simultaneously entered the men’s and women’s campus of the International Islamic University...
Government

What Pakistan has in store for Khan’s Government?

Dr. Ashfaque Hasan | There are immediate, short term and then medium to long term challenges. The immediate challenge for the new government is what...
soorma

Movie Soorma’s fighting spirit makes it big at box office

News Desk | Shaad Ali's Soorma may not be the most eagerly awaited biopic this year — that credit belongs to the Sanjay Dutt biopic...
Teefa

Teefa in Trouble: Cinematography at its best

News Desk | 2018 is shaping up to be a huge year for Pakistani cinema. Earlier this year Asim Abbasi's comedic masterpiece Cake raised a...
Skyscraper

Skyscraper silly but wildly entertaining?

News Desk | At this point, it's practically a given that a Dwayne Johnson film will be a generic, slightly dull action film with a...
Pakistani Cinema

Evolution of Pakistani Cinema

GVS Magazine Desk | Motion pictures came to the subcontinent in 1896, when the Lumiere Brothers showcased six films at the Watson Hotel in Mumbai...
Munir Akram

Opportunities & Challenges in Pakistan’s Foreign Policy – Interview with Ambassador Munir Akram

GVS News Desk | Ambassador Munir Akram could probably be called the doyen of realism when it comes to Pakistan foreign policy. He has a...
young

The future is young and so is Pakistan – Dr. Adil Najam

Dr. Adil Najam, Meeran Jamal, Umer Akhlaq Malik | A staggering 90 percent of the world’s 1.8 billion youth live in less developed countries, with...
English

Pakistan’s unexpectedly rich English literary evolution – Huma Kirmani

Huma Kirmani | The development of English literature in Pakistan evolved its own identity and has become the socio-cultural document of an era of aspirations...
will

How will the new Govt. deal with the fiscal deficit? – Adil Nakhoda

Adil Nakhoda | The main challenge that I think they will face when they come in will be that they have to go to the...
relations

Frenemies for life: The downward trajectory of US-Pakistan relations – Dr. Sahar Khan

Dr. Sahar Khan | The United States and Pakistan have had a fraught relationship for decades. Both blame each other for being an unreliable ally....
civil

The Evolution of Civil Services in Pakistan – Asim Imdad Ali

Asim Imdad Ali | From being the state itself, to being the steel frame of the British Raj, to being powerful functionaries of the newly...
separated

Separated ─ but also united ─ at birth – Sudheendra Kulkarni

Sudheendra Kulkarni | Yet another August has come, the month of Independence for both India and Pakistan. So many memories, reflections and questions converge as...
democratic governance

South Asia: Dilemmas of democratic governance – Salman Bashir

Salman Bashir | Deliverance by democracy has been the grundnorm (basic norm) for political governance in much of South Asia. However, the application of this...
Elections

Elections 2018: Pakistan’s dirtiest elections or the fairest? – Moeed Pirzada

Moeed Pirzada | Financial Times (FT, 18 July) coined the term, “Dirtiest Elections” to describe Pakistan’s July polls that brought Imran Khan’s PTI to power...
Elections

What is reality to rigging allegations for July 25, 2018 General Elections?

Sarwar Bari | Was the general election 2018 different from the previous elections or not? If not, then in what way and if yes, then...