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December 2018 Issue

Editorial – Magazine

Our special feature, this month, is “December 16: wounds that never heal”. We are taken back in time to that bone-chilling day in December...
Benazir

Benazir Bhutto: An Intangible Legacy

Eleven years is a long time. But it is still very difficult to accept that Benazir Bhutto is no more. She is missed, she...
Christmas

Christmas: Faith and festivity Kaleidoscope of history

Jester Hairston’s rapturous 1956 Christmas lyrics, “Mary’s Boy Child Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day”, was initially sung to calypso by Henry Belafonte....
Ideas 2018

Five Takeaways from Ideas 2018 Defense Exhibition

JF-17 Fighter Block-III One of the most exciting news from the IDEAS 2018 convention is that Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder fighter, developed in cooperation with China...
APS

Set on a Journey of Undefeated Dreams – Interview with APS Survivor

Waleed Khan was on the auditorium stage when the terrorists started the indiscriminate shooting. Waleed Khan was only 13 years old when he was...
A

Remembering APS: A tribute to those ‘who never came back’

I was trying to open the knots of time, recollecting the shadows of life which had waved a long goodbye to my propensities. “Baba, Baba...
Investment

An interesting plan to ‘sell Pakistan to the world’ – Chairman Board of Investment

Najma Minhas Managing Editor Global Village Space sat down with Haroon Sharif Minister of State and currently holding the charge as Chairman Board of...
Pakistan

Unlocking Dead Capital to unleash the Asian Tiger in Pakistan

I discovered the engine of growth—people organized in cities. Jane Jacobs  “Our Greatest Invention (cities) Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier” Edward Glaeser Economics...
Pakistan's

President NBP explains ways to uplift Pakistan’s economy

GVS: According to a World Bank study only 13 percent of Pakistanis have formal bank accounts – over 100m people are unbanked that need...
capital

JS Bank eyeing to empower small investors – CEO JS Global Capital

GVS: Throughout the world companies do the majority of their funding from stock markets – in Pakistan companies find it difficult to raise funds...
million

Fall of Dhaka 1971: Questioning the Iconic 3 million

Is the Bangladesh government’s official figure of three million a fair estimate of the number of people killed by the Pakistan military and its...
Biharis

Biharis: Their crime was their belief in Pakistan – Sultan M Hali

Bihari is a generic term, which implies the migrants from the Indian province of Bihar, who headed for East Pakistan, after the partition of...
East

From East Pakistan to Bangladesh: What went wrong?

Ikram Sehgal was born to a Punjabi father and an Urdu-speaking Bengali mother. He joined the army in October 1965 and then qualified as...
Pakistan

How Pakistan was ‘Created & Lost’: A journey of ‘Blood & Tears’

The Pakistan that was achieved with so much of blood and tears; was split in two on the fateful day of December 16, 1971....
Afghan Taliban

The Final Showdown Nearing? U.S. Talks with Afghan Taliban

Editor's Note: Earlier this year, an article in the Daily Beast revealed that Col. Chris Kolenda, Pugwash Secretary-General, Professor Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, and retired Ambassador Robin...
Dubai

Beyond the Glitzy Skyscrapers? Nationality, Citizenship, and Class in Dubai

Living for more than 3 years in the heart of Dubai, I experienced the city as it presents itself on TV and newspaper advertisements...
Maliha

Travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape you – Maliha...

GVS: What’s the one thing Pakistan has in terms of tourism that other countries lack? Maliha: Every country has something great to offer and is...
Katas Raj

Shiva’s Katas Raj: Lost to Disarray

Mahabharat happened around 5000 years ago and Lord Shiva and Sati’s love story dates back to almost 100,000 years scientifically and around 7 million...
Dangal

Aamir Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ likely to break Dangal’s record

Thugs of Hindostan, a money magnet, is likely to make huge box office earning as it is the big Diwali release of the year...
Donkey

‘Donkey King’: A movie worth watching

Finally, the age of animation movies has dawned upon the Pakistani cinema. Pakistan-based Talisman Studios has released a teaser trailer for its family-friendly CG...
Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, J.K Rowling answers the long-awaited question of whether or not it’s possible to have a dud in...