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February Issue 2019

Editorial

Our special theme this month is “Pakistan a Maritime nation”, True! country has not been seen like that either by its denizens or the...
Military Courts

Military Courts in Pakistan: Why and Why not?

Will Pakistan again extend the military courts? And if yes, for how long? What will Imran Khan led government do if the extension of...
Kashmir

Kashmir: Still knocking at the door of world’s conscience

People ask about the historic significance of February 5 being celebrated as Kashmir Solidarity Day. The answer is, it is the day unanimously chosen...
policy

Changes in tax policy likely to benefit agriculture sector and exports

First of all, there is a need to restore investor’s confidence. Our policies should complement investors’ expectations. Investors want two things: stability and long-term...
finance

The PTI Government just presented the mini-finance bill! Part – II

Pakistan’s fundamental problem is to have sustainable growth. We have seen in the past that there are periods when we have had growth at...
Maritime

Pakistan’s Vision for Maritime Security

GVS News Desk | The AMAN are biennial multinational exercises initiated by Pakistan Navy in 2007. The very first of such events, in March 2007,...
Navy

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar M Abbasi explains his vision for Pakistan...

GVS News Desk | Pakistan Navy (PN) has been hosting multinational exercise AMAN every alternate year since 2007 and the sixth exercise of the series...
Pakistan

Pakistan launches first formal Maritime doctrine

On December 20 2018, President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi was the chief guest at a ceremony held at the end of a nine-day...
Exercise

Importance of Aman Exercises – 2019 and Beyond

Pakistan Navy embarks on Exercise AMAN – 19, a continuation from AMAN-2007, in which 28 countries had participated. It is the 6th in AMAN...
Navy

Pakistan Navy’s Blue Water Ambitions

Pakistan Navy is the guardian of Pakistan’s maritime boundaries. An ever-increasing threat of terrorism at sea, piracy and fast-changing geo-security dynamics in the Indian...
Blue Economy

Rethinking our oceans: Investing in The Blue Economy

Pakistan’s policymakers have often faced criticism for turning a blind eye to the bounties the sea has to offer. The emergence of the port...
Ali

How to make Pakistan a Maritime Nation: Minister Ali Zaidi

GVS News Desk | Ali Zaidi was born and educated in Karachi. A successful entrepreneur with vast experience of operating businesses in various sectors. Syed...
Maritime

Pakistan’s timely approach towards Maritime Domain

Much of the recent debate concerns how maritime domain awareness and information sharing can be effectively organized, in particular under resource constraints. Surveillance technology...
Samjhauta Express

Samjhauta Express buried under Judicial Indifference

GVS News Desk | The Samjhauta Express was established on July 22, 1976, shortly after the Simla Agreement was signed between Indira Gandhi and Zulfiqar...
Samjhauta

Samjhauta Express: The Friendship Express connecting divided people

In spite of the strained relations between India and Pakistan, attempts have been made on numerous occasions to facilitate greater people to people interactions,...
Bangladesh

Pakistan – Bangladesh diminishing hope for better ties?

Sheikh Hasina Wajid and her Awami League have once again won general elections in Bangladesh, held on December 30, 2018. This is her re-election...
Fort

Fort Balahisar in the Walled City of Peshawar

GVS News Desk | The Fort Balahisar in the Walled City of Peshawar he fort sits on a high mound in the northwestern corner of...
Safaa

Safaa In Transit – Travelling Pakistan and Beyond

GVS News Desk | GVS: You have achieved quite a lot at such a young age, what struggles did you face in the journey to...
Aquaman

Aquaman: A movie worth watching

James Wan's Aquaman is easily one of the most exciting superhero films to come out in some time. The DC comics based adventure film...
Andhadhun

Andhadhun: Bollywood’s best of 2018

Say what you want about Bollywood films but you can't deny that they're mostly not very smart. In these days of larger than life...
Bahadur

3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors

There should be some sadness, some lingering fondness for the film that as many critics claim "brought animation to Pakistan". But the sad truth...