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July 2018 Issue

Editorial

Our July issue is slightly slimmer due to the extended Eid holidays and the amazing time we all had with our families. But welcome...
FATA:

Manifold challenges lie ahead after FATA merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – 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 will lose its...
elections

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

Politics often consists of paradoxes and Pakistani attitude towards general elections offers an interesting and perhaps painful example. Pakistani people, rival political parties, institutions...
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,...
Pakistan's

Pakistan’s Financial Crisis: A common affair

The determination of the exchange rate is based on the position of our balance of payments and the foreign reserves held with the central...
economy

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

A few years back, when Pakistan was under the umbrella of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program from the year 2013 to September 2016,...
India

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

The history of the last seven decades appears to conclusively demonstrate that there is little or no scope for a paradigm shift in India-Pakistan...
Muscular

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

Last month, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) launched a detailed report on the dire human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir....
with

A Journey into interfaith dialogue with Professor Akbar S. Ahmed

GVS Magazine Desk | Akbar Salahuddin Ahmed is a Pakistani-American academic, author, poet, playwright, filmmaker and former diplomat. He is the former Ambassador of Pakistan...
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 show...
Race 3:

Race 3: Bland yet successful

GVS Magazine Desk | One of this year's biggest releases has been the Salman Khan starrer Race 3. The Remo D'Souza directed adventure film is...
Ocean’s 8:

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

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

Azaadi 2 through a critical lens

GVS Magazine Desk | The resurgence of the Pakistani film industry in recent times has led to a plethora of films being released during Eid...