July GVS Magazine Editorial

Best news comes first: Pakistan’s active Corona cases – tests or no tests - are going down earlier than the government estimated. All the...

Politics on Islamabad’s Hindu temple is regrettable

Fe'reeha Idrees, a prominent TV anchor asks, "While we enjoyed religious freedom in other countries, could we deny this to others in our country? A state which we believe came as a gift of God - did we not make Pakistan in respect for minorities after the majority in British India eroded our rights?"

Tracing the roots of BLA in the backdrop of PSX attack

The recent PSX attack by the BLA has reignited the fight against anti-state parties. Dr. Moeed Pirzada analyses the origin and evolution of the BLA from a separatist movement supported by Russians to one that has been 'supported' towards becoming an anti-Chinese militia.

The Criminal Justice System of Pakistan: A duplicitous affair

Dr. Shakir Shahid, a forensic criminologist points out the duplicitous nature of the criminal justice system. Where the 'elitist' mentality, which permeates the criminal justice service protects the elite and punishes the poor. The police, prosecutor, courts and prisons, and corrections systems must be reformed to ensure truly sustainable management of crime.

History of PAF’s role in counterinsurgency operations

Air Cdre (Retd) Jamal Hussain believes, tracing and accurately recording the history of PAF’s role in counterinsurgency operations is essential not only for posterity but also to ensure that many valuable lessons learned from some of the recent campaigns are not lost, past mistakes are not repeated, and the service is better prepared for future operations.

Which international law violations by India fueled China’s anger?

Oxford lawyer argues that the recent skirmishes along the Line of Actual Control have been a violation by India under international law. The 1993 agreement between the two neighbouring countries has explained the importance of ‘bilateralism’ and ‘non-aggression’ both of which India has dishonoured. 

India vs China: India calling for China’s Economic Boycott is only a Farcical Reality Show

“The suddenness, the sheer suddenness of the move, the unexpected nature of the move, the unpredictability of the move, the fact that there was no warning to the Chinese! They don’t know what hit them! Now the Chinese will know, now the Chinese will know that when we want to act, we shall act as we wish without warning, that we shall move in stealth and act, this is the new India!”

India, China and Pakistan tensions – Impact on Global Order

Dr. Moeed Pirzada and Najma Minhas sat down with President Azad Jammu & Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan. He has served as Pakistan's Ambassador to China and United Nations, fluent in Chinese, and is considered a China expert. A candid discussion was held over the implications of the India-China tensions for the global order and the impact of these on Pakistan and Kashmir.

Cement Industry: Anything bright on the horizon?

May figures showed Pakistan's cement sector declined by almost 36% year-on-year (YoY), with local construction activity at a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

How Pakistani corporate sector survived the pandemic?

COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered all facets of our lives, from how we work, travel, socialize, study, seek treatment, celebrate marriages, bury our dead and spend our leisure time. But how the Pakistani corporate world met these challenges and successfully survived through the pandemic, is a question worth asking!

How NLC has ensured Pak-Afghan trade continues amid Covid-19

NLC, being the service provider at Border Terminals, is playing its due role in the promotion of cross border trade with neighbouring countries amid the pandemic.

Watchmen: The defining series of 2020?

Masks, Police Brutality and Race Riots – these were just a few of the defining characteristics of HBO’s 2019 limited series: Watchmen.