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December 2017 Issue

Editorial

If you are reading this, then I guess, you are intrigued: what is “Global Village Space”? Why another magazine in a small saturated English...
Pakistan

Pakistan: Dethroning of a King by a court

The ongoing Panama Saga – which started in the Spring of 2016, when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released series of information...
IMF?

Can we afford to go back to IMF? – Dr. Kaiser Bengali

We certainly will face a serious balance of payments problems, whichever way the government handles it. The economy has slowed down. Although the government...
IMF

Can Pakistan bear Rupee’s further devaluation to please IMF

My top two concerns would be the twin deficit Pakistan has. The first deficit is the trade deficit which would eventually end up becoming...
IMF

Pakistan’s reserve’s condition worsening; is IMF bail out package necessary?

The first and foremost issue is we are heading into heavy weather in terms of our balance of payments position. Import growth is strong....
relations

US & Pakistan Relations: Under the Lens of an “Eternal Optimist”

A Tale of two narratives? There are two narratives that have dominated U.S.-Pakistani relations over the decades.  The first, well known to Pakistani audiences, is...
China's

CPEC: A Chinese Vision Since 2005

Saeed Afridi | China’s rise has been attributed to the successful implementation of its ‘Dual Track’ transition policy based on gradual, incremental and near-constant reform of its economic sector in conjunction with Five Year Plans. The is Dual Track policy emphasised on social and economic reform; without any corresponding political reform.
democracy

Indian Democracy at Crossroads

Inaugurating a newly built dam in 1954, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru christened it as the “temple of modern India”. Nehru, as the...

Will ‘vision 2030’ prove to be a savior for the ailing Saudi Arabian economy?

The last couple of years have been testing times for the Saudi Arabian economy. Middle East’s “Desert Kingdom” has relied exclusively upon its oil...
world

Doha’s Global Vision; Nightmare of the Arab World?

GVS Magazine Desk | Of the 13 demands by Saudi lead alliance upon tiny Qatar; one that struck the most intrigue in the world- outside...

Turbulence in the Heart of Islam

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the first round of what could prove to be an unprecedented power grab that comes to...
Saudi'

How Pakistan & Saudi Arabia had defeated Soviet occupation of Afghanistan

GVS Magazine Desk | GVS: In our part of the world you are still remembered as the person who headed Saudi Intelligence for 24 long...
Ex-Brazilian

Security Council Expansion; opportunities & risks: Exclusive interview with Ex-Brazilian Foreign Minister

GVS Magazine Desk | GVS Managing Editor sat down with Antonio Patriota, the Ex-Brazilian Foreign Minister and former Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United...
Dacca

A Meeting on Christmas Night Dacca, 25 Dec 1962

“Mujibur Rahman was now in his elements. He said that the purpose of calling the meeting was to hand over to me a top...
APS

Massacre at Army Public School: Questions that continue to haunt?

For Pakistanis, December 16, was always a day of tragedy – and unforgettable pain. On 16th December 1971, Pakistani garrison in Dacca surrendered to...
Maria

Maria Unera: Pakistan’s new singing talent

GVS Magazine Desk | Maria Unera Qureshi first caught the public’s ear in Nescafé Basement season 3 in 2014 and she came back for season...

Breaking the Asian Glass Ceiling – Afzal Khan

GVS Magazine Desk | Afzal Khan was born in Jhelum, Pakistan and moved to the UK as a child in 1971. He worked to support...
Last Jedi

Movie Preview: Star Wars The Last Jedi

GVS Magazine Desk | This December, returning to cinemas all over the world is the next instalment in one of the most popular film franchises...

Movie Preview: Rangreza

GVS Magazine Desk | Rangreza is the new Pakistani musical-romance film due to be released December 21st worldwide. One of the most eagerly awaited movies...

Movie Preview: Fukrey Returns

GVS Magazine Desk | That’s right, Fukrey is back with a bang and due to be released on December 15th. ‘Fukrey Returns’ is the sequel...