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February Issue 2019

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...
Bangladesh

Pakistan – Bangladesh diminishing hope for better ties?

Dr. Junaid Ahmed | Sheikh Hasina Wajid and her Awami League have once again won general elections in Bangladesh, held on December 30, 2018. This...
Samjhauta

Samjhauta Express: The Friendship Express connecting divided people

Tridivesh Singh Maini | In spite of the strained relations between India and Pakistan, attempts have been made on numerous occasions to facilitate greater people...
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...
Navy

Pakistan Navy’s Blue Water Ambitions

Shahid Raza | 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...
Blue Economy

Rethinking our oceans: Investing in The Blue Economy

Rear Admiral (R) Pervaiz Asghar | Pakistan’s policymakers have often faced criticism for turning a blind eye to the bounties the sea has to offer....
Maritime

Pakistan’s timely approach towards Maritime Domain

Dr. Christian Bueger | Much of the recent debate concerns how maritime domain awareness and information sharing can be effectively organized, in particular under...
Exercise

Importance of Aman Exercises – 2019 and Beyond

Vice Adm. (R) Taj M Khattak | Pakistan Navy embarks on Exercise AMAN – 19, a continuation from AMAN-2007, in which 28 countries had participated....

Pakistan launches first formal Maritime doctrine

Cdr (Retd) Azam Khan | On December 20 2018, President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi was the chief guest at a ceremony held at the...
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...
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...
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,...
policy

Changes in tax policy likely to benefit agriculture sector and exports

Dr. Vaqar Ahmed | First of all, there is a need to restore investor’s confidence. Our policies should complement investors’ expectations. Investors want two things:...
finance

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

Shahbaz Rana | Pakistan’s fundamental problem is to have sustainable growth. We have seen in the past that there are periods when we have had...
Military Courts

Military Courts in Pakistan: Why and Why not?

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

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

Asif Luqman Qazi | People ask about the historic significance of February 5 being celebrated as Kashmir Solidarity Day. The answer is, it is the...
Bahadur

3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors

Usama Masood Ahmad | There should be some sadness, some lingering fondness for the film that as many critics claim "brought animation to Pakistan". But...
Aquaman

Aquaman: A movie worth watching

Usama Masood Ahmad | James Wan's Aquaman is easily one of the most exciting superhero films to come out in some time. The DC comics...
Andhadhun

Andhadhun: Bollywood’s best of 2018

Usama Masood Ahmad | Say what you want about Bollywood films but you can't deny that they're mostly not very smart. In these days of...