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March 2018 Issue

brightest

When the best and the brightest betray a nation!

Haider Raza Mehdi | A grandfather tells his grandson there are two wolves inside us, always at war with each other. One is a good...
Pakistan

The Paris Meeting: Always a foregone conclusion for Pakistan?

Dr. Waqar Masood Khan | The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) was established by the G-7 Summit held in Paris in 1989.The...
Indian

Modi’s Success in Bringing Hindutva Template into Indian Politics

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | For most festivals in South Asia, preparations begin early. Indians like to term elections as festivals of democracy. India is a land...
Hafiz

Hafiz Saeed: Albatross around Pakistan’s Neck?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | While FATF (Financial Action Task Force) proceedings at Paris, were non-transparent and Pakistan’s troubles at FATF are not single dimensional, perhaps...
MQM

MQM: Existential Crisis or Cross Roads into the Unknown?

Dr. Moeed Prizada | MQM-Pakistan’s lackluster performance in the Senate Elections of March 3, 2018, has sent shock waves across Pakistani politics. Dr. Farogh Naseem,...
Pakistan

Win With a Winning Pakistan – Exclusive Interview with Shazia Syed, CEO Unilever Pakistan

GVS Magazine Desk | Not being a politician, Shazia Syed may not be a household name, but certainly she has a place in each and every...
Governor

A Candid Discussion with Governor Sindh

GVS Magazine Desk | GVS sat down with Muhammad Zubair Umar, Sindh’s 32nd Governor, to understand the complexities of the province and of Pakistan’s largest...
Pakistan

Pakistan: Hard choices ahead for a ‘Soft State’

Munir Akram | In his well-researched book, “A Hard Country”, Anatol Lieven attributed Pakistan’s survival from persistent internal and external crises to the extraordinary resilience...

Bano Qudisa: Pakistan’s iconic Urdu writer

News Desk | Bano Qudisa, a towering writer of her era is one Pakistan’s iconic Urdu writers. She was part of the golden era for...

Asma Jahangir: Pakistan’s human rights warrior

News Desk | The Guardian noted “she has championed battered wives, rescued teenagers from death row, defended people accused of blasphemy and sought justice for...

Bilquis Edhi: Pakistan’s Good Samaritan

News Desk | Bilquis Bano Edhi was born on the same day as Pakistan, 14 August 1947. Her life has been one of service and...

Noor Jahan: The melody ‘Queen’ of Pakistan

News Desk | Noor Jahan can be credited to have single-handedly kick-started the music industry in Pakistan, inspiring an entire generation of singers across the...
Movie

Bollywood Movie: H-I-C-H-K-I hits cinemas next month

News Desk | A Yash Raj Films production, Hichki is set to premier on February 2018 starring one of India’s most adored actresses; Rani Mukherjee....
Resolution

23rd March: A walk down memory lane

Dr. Yaqoob Khan Bangash | The March 1940 Lahore Session of the All India Muslim League—the first in fifteen months—was an epoch-making meeting of the...

Benazir Bhutto: Pakistan’s Iron Lady

News Desk | Pinki as she was known to her father, became at the age of 35, the first woman to become Prime Minister of...

Fatima Jinnah: Valiant till the end

News Desk | Cowards die many times before death; the valiant never taste death but once”, said Fatima Jinnah. A leading founder amongst the giants...
FATF

Concerns and predictions on FATF situation for Pakistan – Haroon Sharif

Haroon Sharif | It’s important to understand the FATF set standards, and they are working since 1989. Initially, they started on anti-money laundering focus, and...
Nadeem

Concerns and predictions on FATF situation for Pakistan – Dr Zubair Khan

Dr Zubair Khan | Pakistan has adopted many money laundering laws so that we are compliant. But it took us too long such that first...
Senate

Challenges to bringing transparency in the Senate elections

Kunwar Muhammad Dilshad | The absence of rules, regulations and laws regarding horse-trading is one of the major challenges to bringing transparency in the Senate...
Nadeem

Concerns and predictions on FATF situation for Pakistan – Nadeem Haque

Nadeem Haque | Nadeem ul Haque, the former deputy chairperson of the Planning Commission, former Trade Policy Advisor to the Minister of Commerce, and has...
attacks

The Betrayal of India: A close look at the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

Prof. Graeme McQueen | These days we rush from one media story to another, trying to keep up with the latest terrorist attack. Yesterday Paris;...
Sanam

Sanam Saeed’s Cake set for release in March

News Desk | Cake is a Pakistani movie that promises to deliver powerful performances revolving around emotionally moving plots centering on the complexity of family...
Lara Croft

Lara Croft returns! Tomb Raider reboot comes out this March

News Desk | Tomb Raider is coming up with a reboot following the famous films that swept away audiences across the globe when Angelina Jolie...