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January 2019 Issue

Editorial

Happy New Year! 2018 has joined the dustbin of history and another tumultuous year begins in Pakistani politics. Imran Khan government has completed 120 days...
PTI

Did PTI achieve anything substantial in its 100 day test-run?

PTI completed its first 100-days with plenty of fanfare and a grand launch event, where the Prime Minister and his cabinet members claimed that...
world

Imran Khan Government: Engaging the world in 120 days!

While Imran Khan’s government showed a robust activity on all fronts, be it the economy, accountability or clean and green Pakistan; nothing matches the...
economic

Economic crisis hurting CPEC?

Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are promoted around the globe, mainly in less developed countries, as a strategy to industrialize, accelerate economic growth and fast...
houses

Constructing 5 million houses a cakewalk for PTI?

A common man who can never think of owning his house is our target. And our second target is to provide employment opportunities to...
housing

Building five million houses is as much a challenge as an opportunity!

GVS Megazine Desk | Najma Minhas Global Village Space Managing Editor spoke with Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi, Chairman of the Prime Minister's Task Force on Housing. He is responsible for...
World Bank

How can World Bank help Pakistan’s housing scheme?

The development of the housing ecosystem in any economy is a complex undertaking which requires fostering an enabling environment for both the supply of...
IMF

Why Pakistan will go to the IMF again, and again and again

I cannot understand why the government is delaying going to the IMF. The only reason could be political. Otherwise, everyone knew even before this...
IMF

Why Pakistan will go to the IMF again, and again and again

The government is quite mindful of the fact that the uncertainty over this is negatively hurting the economy, but the government is also trying...
Modi's

Will Modi’s ‘War & Violence’ Politics Reap Electoral Dividends?

Long before the staggered voting took place in the five Indian states in November-December, the common understanding was that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party...
sanctions

Are U.S. trade sanctions on Iran really working?

By the end of 2018, it was not an exaggeration to call Hassan Rouhani a lame-duck president. His person and his office were in...
secular

Secular States and Religious Politics in India & Turkey

GVS News Desk | This transcript is from an interview conducted for the New Books Network by Dr James Dorsey, senior fellow at Singapore’s S....
Multan

From captivating history to intricate shrines: Multan has it all

GVS News Desk | The ancient city of saints, Multan is a wonder in itself. The city has continuously been inhabited for around 5,000 years...
Maryam Mujtaba

Up-close with Kashmir’s First Female Pilot Maryam Mujtaba

GVS News Desk | GVS: Who was an inspiration for you during your childhood? Maryam Mujtaba: When I was in eighth grade in Roots School System,...
narrative

The Lost Narrative in midst of cacophony: Book Review

A book I co-authored with a former RAW Chief, The Spy Chronicles, was launched in Delhi on the 23rd of May 2018. My video...
Netflix

Where does Pakistan stand on Netflix chart?

Usama Masood Ahmad | You would be hard pressed to find a company with greater meteoric rise than Netflix over the last decade. Often cited...
Pinky

Pinky Memsaab: all about women, but in wrong ways

GVS Magazine Desk | Dubai born indie director Shazia Ali Khan's debut film Pinky Memsaab has been hailed as a progressive look into the lives...
Spider

‘Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse’, movie of the year

When Sony announced that it was developing an animated Spider-man film back in 2015, few would have predicted how fruitful that decision would turn...
2.0

2.0: finest VFX, ordinary story

GVS Magazine Desk | The highly anticipated 2.0 directed by Shankar has been out of the theatres for some time and has already proven to...