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July 2018 Issue

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Will the new government knock on IMF’s door? – Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan

Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan | There are immediate, short term and then medium to long term challenges. The immediate challenge for the new government is...
Race 3:

Race 3: Bland yet successful

News Desk | One of this year's biggest releases has been the Salman Khan starrer Race 3. The Remo D'Souza directed adventure film is the...
Azaadi

Azaadi 2 through a critical lens

News Desk | The resurgence of the Pakistani film industry in recent times has led to a plethora of films being released during Eid al-Fitr...
Ocean’s 8:

Ocean’s 8: A movie that must not be missed

News Desk | The Steven Soderbergh Ocean’s Trilogy is known for three things: its star-studded cast, the classic cons and superb direction. And while the...
Isphanyar Bhandara

An exclusive interview with Isphanyar Bhandara

GVS Magazine Desk | Today I am who I am because of my country and not Canada or America. All that we have, our wealth,...
economy

3 steps advised by BNU’s dean that could strengthen Pakistan’s economy

Dr. Hafeez Pasha | A few years back, when Pakistan was under the umbrella of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program from the year 2013...
Pakistan's

Pakistan’s Financial Crisis: A common affair

Abdullah Yousaf | The determination of the exchange rate is based on the position of our balance of payments and the foreign reserves held with...
cultural

Sino-Indus civilizations to explore – cultural bonding through Movie Exchanges

GVS Magazine Desk | The often quoted ‘brotherly relations’ between Pakistan and China often has diplomats and other foreigners sniggering since there is little to...
with

A Journey into interfaith dialogue with Professor Akbar S. Ahmed

GVS News Desk | Akbar Salahuddin Ahmed is a Pakistani-American academic, author, poet, playwright, filmmaker and former diplomat. He is the former Ambassador of Pakistan...
elections

Pakistan’s July Elections: Hope Amidst a Difficult History?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | Politics often consists of paradoxes and Pakistani attitude towards general elections offers an interesting and perhaps painful example. Pakistani people, rival...
Muscular

India’s muscular Kashmir policy will reap no harvest – Murtaza Shibli

Murtaza Shibli | Last month, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) launched a detailed report on the dire human rights situation in Jammu...
India

India & Pakistan have to stop playing snakes and ladders – Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar | The history of the last seven decades appears to conclusively demonstrate that there is little or no scope for a paradigm...
FATA:

Manifold challenges lie ahead after FATA merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Rustam Shah Mohmand

Rustam Shah Mohmand | At long last Pakistan’s tribal areas have finally been incorporated as an integral part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The area...