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June 2019 Issue

Editorial

Summer heat is at its most intense and so is politics in Pakistan. Country’s opposition is threatening that it will come out on the...
program

Ehsaas program for the needy

On 27 March 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the Ehsas program to much fanfare and took one step closer to his promised ‘riyasat...
Ehsaas

Ehsaas Program: An inspirational and bold move by Imran Khan?

GVS Magazine Desk | Dr Sania Nishtar is the Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan and BISP chairperson. She previously served in the interim...

EHSAAS: A so-called welfare program

On 27 March, the Prime Minister launched a welfare program called ‘Ehsaas’ (or care), to uplift the vulnerable sections of the population to ‘reduce...
Economy

House cleaning the economy – Dr. Kamal Monnoo

Looming Challenges! When it comes to economic management, these first ten months of the Imran Khan-led government has been quite tumultuous. Heads have rolled (from...
IMF

PTI government signs on with IMF – An unavoidable imperative

Countries that borrow and spend without concern for how the foreign debt will be repaid, inevitably, create a desperate dependence on lenders, who place...
Soccer

Soccer emerges as potential icebreaker for Gulf crisis

It was on the soccer pitch that 2022 World Cup host Qatar definitively shrugged off the UAE-Saudi-led economic and diplomatic boycott of the Gulf...

Vote for Modi became a vote for ‘India’: Indo-Pak Relations?

The Indian Lok Sabha election conducted from 11 April to 19 May is finally over. The results announced on 23 May show that 60.37...
opportunities

Afghan peace talks: Risks & opportunities in evolving geo-strategic paradigm

Born by accident due to a rushed foreign policy, revived after having collapsed, yet not having a clear direction. These are the broadest brushstrokes...
Imam Khomeini

Imam Khomeini’s impact on Islamic Revolution of Iran & Muslim World

GVS Magazine Desk | Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini (4 Sept 1902 – 3 June 1989), known to the world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was the founder...
Imam

Imam Khomeini & Revolution: 30 years on…

Many political changes, upheavals of one or the other kind, throughout the twentieth century have often been referred to as: “revolutions”. The term has...
Elias Davidson

9/11 & Mumbai attacks were inside jobs: a detailed analysis by Elias Davidson

GVS Magazine Desk | Most in the west may see German author Elias Davidson as he describes in his own words: “an idiot conspiracy theorist”,...
Ecotourism

Ecotourism – New Buzz word in Pakistan

As Pakistan formulates its strategy to develop the Tourism & Hospitality industry, to become a critical economic driver, policymakers are slowly coming to realize...
Gilgit

Gilgit-Baltistan: “Bam-e-Dunya” – the roof of the world

GVS Magazine Desk | It is here that the world’s four famous mountain ranges meet - the Himalayas, the Karakorams, the Hindukush and the Pamirs....
Shandur

Shandur Festival: a chance to build an international image?

News Desk | Shandur festival is held, from the 7th to the 9th of July, every year at Shandur Pass in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, since 1936. Teams...
Thrones

Game of Thrones left screens, not fans’ hearts

News Desk | In the eleven years since it first debuted, HBO's Game of Thrones has taken on a life of its own. The HBO...
Project Ghazi

Project Ghazi – A Superbad Superhero Disaster

News Desk | Pakistani films finally delving into superhero territory isn't surprising. Comic book-based superhero films is practically the bread and butter of Hollywood nowadays...
Avengers

Avengers: Endgame Review

News Desk | Marvel's 'Avengers: Endgame' is the kind of film people will talk about for years. Not because it is new and inventive in...
Wicked

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Review – A Killer Story With Few Thrills

News Desk | Netflix's Ted Bundy biopic, the obnoxiously titled "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' is little more than your standard star vehicle. This...