Looking back

Pakistan enters 2020: Govt & State Challenges ahead!

Editorial Periscope In the last week of December, PTI government defanged country’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) through an ordinance. PM Khan’s explanation is that it...
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Challenges: Kashmir, Afghanistan & Beyond

GVS sat down with the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan to understand Pakistan's essential foreign policy issues & challenges. Here is the complete interview. GVS: What...
Washington

A Pakistani agent in Washington, an American mole in Islamabad

In September 2019, when the news emerged that Dr. Moeed Yusuf was appointed as the chairperson of the Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC), which...
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Dissecting Pakistan’s legal system: growing rot

Astrange spectacle caught my attention during my law school days at Harvard back in 2007. It was drizzling one day as I walked to...
economic

Captain’s premature congratulations to his economic team

Well, the new Pakistan government's mantra is to build cum spread this perception that the economy is finally on the mend and there are...
Pakistan

PTI launches Pakistan’s largest ever skill development program

NAVTTC has launched the “Hunarmand Pakistan” program today. This highly ambitious but well-meaning program is the first of its kind in a country where...
India

Gandhi’s India unravelling: was Mahatma’s vision flawed?

At 5:17pm on 30 January 1948, Nathuram Vinayak Godse, a boudhik karyawah (worker) of RSS, emerged from a small crowd around Birla House and...
Pakistan

Pakistan Energy Mix: Overview of Gas Sector (Upstream)

Pakistan’s economy is known for its boom and bust cycles prevalent every five years. One of the major causes behind this is the mismanagement...
Ishfaq

MPCL ready to explore new Horizons: CEO Explains

Lt. Gen (retd) Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad, MD MPCL, sits for a detailed discussion with GVS. He explains how a consortium of Pakistani gas and...
Maheen

Maheen Rahman – Fund Manager with a crystal ball

Maheen manages one of the leading asset funds in Pakistan. In 2015 she was declared amongst Fortune’s “40 Under 40 Top Women to watch...
Tourism

Pakistan’s New Tourism Story

Being home to three of the world’s largest mountain ranges, blessed with four weathers, a rich history and culture, boasting numerous Muslim, Sikh and...
Marriage

Marriage Story – the finest film of the year

They say there is a thin line between love and hate. But Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story explores a relationship that is past its expiration...
Irishman

The Irishman – sheer joy to watch

At this point, a mafia drama starring Robert De Niro and hailing from Martin Scorsese should be old news. We've seen the two make...
Witcher

The Witcher – the best fantasy series

Netflix's The Witcher is just one of the many attempts by streaming services everywhere to catch the lightning in a bottle that was HBO's...

Digital Magazine

In conversation with China’s outgoing Ambassador Yao Jing

H.E Ambassador Yao Jing was China's 17th Ambassador to Pakistan (2017-2020). During his tenure, CPEC strengthened and consolidated and moved into PhaseII. His ceaseless...