Editorial – Magazine

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...

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...

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...

Special Economic Zones (SEZs): The Economic Gold Mines

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

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...

Building 5 million houses is as much a challenge as an opportunity: Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi

Chairperson of the Government’s task force on housing, in an exclusive interview with GVS, talks about what the government urgently intends to do to tackle the shortfall of 10 million housing units in the country.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 States and Religious Politics in India & Turkey

This transcript is from an interview conducted for the New Books Network by Dr. James Dorsey, senior fellow at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of...