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January 2019 Issue

PTI

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

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

Imran Khan Government: Engaging the world in 120 days!

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

Economic crisis hurting CPEC?

Saud Bin Ahsen | Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are promoted around the globe, mainly in less developed countries, as a strategy to industrialize, accelerate economic...
houses

Constructing 5 million houses a cakewalk for PTI?

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

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

GVS News 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?

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

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

Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri | The government is quite mindful of the fact that the uncertainty over this is negatively hurting the economy, but the...
IMF

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

Dr Kaiser Bengali | I cannot understand why the government is delaying going to the IMF. The only reason could be political. Otherwise, everyone knew...
Modi's

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

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

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

Alex Vatanka | By the end of 2018, it was not an exaggeration to call Hassan Rouhani a lame duck president. His person and his...
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

Lt Gen Asad Durrani | A book I co-authored with a former RAW Chief, The Spy Chronicles, was launched in Delhi on the 23rd of...
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

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

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

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

2.0: finest VFX, ordinary story

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