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December 2018 Issue

Benazir

Benazir Bhutto: An Intangible Legacy

Muhammad Ziauddin | Eleven years is a long time. But it is still very difficult to accept that Benazir Bhutto is no more. She is...
Christmas

Christmas: Faith and festivity Kaleidoscope of history

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

Five Takeaways from Ideas 2018 Defense Exhibition

Shahid Raza | 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...
Waleed Khan

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

GVS News Desk | Waleed Khan was on the auditorium stage when the terrorists started the indiscriminate shooting. Waleed Khan was only 13 years old...
A

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

Huma Kirmani | I was trying to open the knots of time, recollecting the shadows of life which had waved a long goodbye to my...
Investment

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

GVS News Desk | Najma Minhas Managing Editor Global Village Space sat down with Haroon Sharif Minister of State and currently holding charge as Chairman...
Pakistan

Unlocking Dead Capital to unleash the Asian Tiger in Pakistan

Dr Nadeem Ul Haque | I discovered the engine of growth—people organized in cities. Jane Jacobs  “Our Greatest Invention (cities) Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier,...
Pakistan's

How to uplift Pakistan’s economy – President National Bank explains

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

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

GVS News Desk | GVS: Throughout the world companies do the majority of their funding from stock markets – in Pakistan companies find it difficult...
million

Fall of Dhaka 1971: Questioning the Iconic 3 million

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

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

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

From East Pakistan to Bangladesh: What went wrong?

GVS Magazine Desk | Ikram Sehgal was born to a Punjabi father and an Urdu -speaking Bengali mother. He joined the army in October 1965...
Pakistan

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

Asif Haroon Raja | The Pakistan that was achieved with so much of blood and tears; was split in two on the fateful day of...
Afghan Taliban

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

Christopher D Kolenda | 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...
Dubai

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

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

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

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

Shiva’s Katas Raj: Lost to Disarray

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

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

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

‘Donkey King’: A movie worth watching

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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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