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July 2019 Issue

Editorial

As we were about to go to print in June, Pakistan’s combined opposition had threated a massive agitation on the streets to bring down...

Pakistan’s Political Scene: Troubled Government and Divided Opposition?

Rizwan Shehzad | Prime Minister Imran Khan's government is in trouble. It is stuck with a tough economic situation ever since it came into power....
Qatar

Qatar & Pakistan building long term relationship

Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was in Pakistan for a brief one-day visit in the third week of June 2019....
Malam Jabba

Malam Jabba – Swat’s undiscovered heaven on a troubled Earth

Najma Minhas | Malam Jabba is an unbelievably scenic hill station in the Hindu Kush mountain range nearly 40 kilometers from Saidu Sharif in Swat...
Pakistan

Lawfare against Pakistan: coercion or self-inflicted wounds?

Hassan Aslam Shad | Law school teaches that coercion negates free will. It is grounds for exclusion of liability and culpability. We all know what...
Pakistan stands tall at UN

Pakistan stands tall at United Nations

Rizwan Shehzad | On June 26, a tweet from Pakistan’s permanent representative to UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi prompted an explosion of responses on Twitter when...
PTI handed a Poisoned Chalice to drink from

PTI handed a Poisoned Chalice to drink from

When Imran Khan assumed office on August 18, 2018, as Prime Minister, he was aware that the country faced an economic crisis that would...
economic

Is PTI responsible for Pakistan’s economic mess?

The economy is in a mess. There is consensus on this count. The point of dispute is whether the economy is in a mess...
Pakistan and US: Partners in new economic geography?

Pakistan and US: Partners in new economic geography?

After successful engagements with the neighboring Arabian Gulf countries, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s expected meeting with President Donald Trump is a welcome development for...
Stagflation

Stagflation and it’s prevalence in Pakistan

Stagflation is a situation in which a country has a simultaneous increase in both inflation and unemployment, and in turn, falling economic growth. The...
Pakistan's

No Free Lunch: Pakistan’s rocky relation with IMF

We often hear that in the recent past, foreign loans were being used to artificially maintain the Pakistani Rupee at an overvalued rate. During...
Pakistan

No Free Lunch: Pakistan’s rocky relation with IMF

The USD/PKR is now under a “market-based regime as opposed to a tightly managed float earlier. It is difficult to put a number on...
Insurers

Where do Insurers stand in 2019?

GVS Magazine Desk | In Pakistan, the penetration of the insurance industry has been historically low. Official data from the World Bank shows it to...
Takaful

What CPEC & Takaful mean for Insurance Companies

GVS Magazine Desk | Two major areas are currently providing opportunity for the nonlife Insurance sector: CPEC and Takaful. In 2016, a statement by the...
Industry

Major Challenges to Insurance Industry

GVS Magazine Desk | Pakistan is an emerging country which has low literacy rates. People are generally unaware of the benefits that insurance offers them...
Foreign

Troubles Aplenty: Foreign policy challenges for Indian government

Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoyed a string of foreign policy successes during his term in office, the new government that will be formed...
Kalash

Chitral’s Kalash Valley of Wine and Carnivals

GVS Magazine Desk | The Kalash Valleys are situated among the Hindu Kush mountain ranges of the Chitral District. The valleys’ serene beauty, lush green...
Kalash Valley

Rituals, festivals and gods of Kalash Valley

GVS Magazine Desk | The inhabitants of the Kalash valley celebrate a number of festivals all year round and these are excellent displays of the...
film

Future of Pakistani Film Industry & Need for an Identity

GVS News Desk | Not since a steady stream of films began populating our theaters has the Pakistani film industry been at a more crucial...
Sandler’s

Adam Sandler’s New Film: Should you watch it?

News Desk | With the American box office stuck in a rut following Avengers: Endgame's seemingly endless worldwide reign, Netflix is hoping to cash into...
Chhalawa

Chhalawa: We Watched It So You Don’t Have to

For some time now Pakistani filmmakers and media have been patting themselves on the back for seemingly reviving the entertainment industry. The resurgence of...
PHOENIX

X-MEN DARK PHOENIX: A Mediocre Send Off To an Amazing Franchise

The last movie in the Fox X-Men franchise, X-Men Dark Phoenix, directed by Simon Kinberg, has long been awaited by fans as a satisfying...

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