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Modern-day India reaffirms Quaid-e-Azam’s Two-Nation theory

As loudly as it echoed in the period leading up to 1947, the two-nation theory still resonates in modern-day “secular” India. The two-nation theory...
March

March 1969: Reflecting fifty years later – Kanwar Muhammad Dilshad

On 25th March 1969, fifty years ago, President Ayub Khan, beset with street agitations in both wings of the country mostly led by Zulfiqar...
Kalat

Creating the State: Pakistan and the Accession of Kalat, 1947-48

Baluchistan, Pakistan’s largest yet sparsely populated province, has always been on the margins of the nation and state. Its numerous tribes are known to...
Kamal

CM Jam Kamal: A different politician from Baluchistan

GVS News Desk | Jam Kamal Khan belongs to Baluchistan’s new breed of politicians who realized that the people of Baluchistan also expect accountability and...
Waheed

Awareness campaigns required to develop insurance sector: Abdul Waheed

GVS News Desk | Mr Abdul Waheed became CEO Askari General Insurance Company in 2010. A Chartered Professional Accountant by training, he has decades of exposure...
Lawyers Movement

Lawyer Movement: What it was, what it wasn’t ? reflections twelve years on

Moeed Pirzada | Lawyers Movement or “Adlia Bahali Tehreek” (Restoration of Judiciary) occupies an important chapter in Pakistan’s colourful political history. Kickstarted on 9th March...
can

Can the Guardians Guard Themselves?

Barrister Ali Zafar | Over the years the extrajudicial utterance of Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice of America that “The Constitution is what the Judges...
Ayesha

Ayesha Farooq – Fighter Pilot: Celebrating Pakistani Women

GVS News Desk | Flight Lieutenant Ayesha Farooq was the first female to become a fighter pilot in Pakistan Air Force and in fact, in...
Namira

Namira Salim – First Pakistani Astronaut: Celebrating Pakistani Women

GVS News Desk | She completed her intermediate studies from the Government Commerce College, Karachi, Bachelors in International Business at Hofstra University, New York and...
Raheela

Raheela Zarmeen Ahmadzai – Pakistani Footballer: Celebrating Pakistani Women

GVS News Desk | 25-year-old Raheela Zarmeen is a Pakistani footballer and the football manager of the Pakistan women's national football team and Balochistan United...

Roshaneh Zafar – Founder of Kashf Foundation: Celebrating Pakistani Women

GVS News Desk | Founder of Kashf Foundation, Roshaneh is a development activist in Pakistan, working in the field of women's economic empowerment. She set...
Shazia

Shazia Syed – CEO of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited: Celebrating Pakistani Women

GVS News Desk | Shazia Syed serves as Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited since March 7, 2016 and its Executive Director since...
Naseem Hameed

Naseem Hameed – the fastest woman of South Asia: Celebrating Pakistani Women

GVS News Desk | Naseem began running as a sprinter at the age of 14 at the Government Girls School in Korangi, Karachi. She later...
Sima

Sima Kamil – CEO United Bank Limited: Celebrating Pakistani Women

GVS News Desk | Sima Kamil is one of Pakistan’s topmost bankers. She was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Bank...
dharna

The dharna Judgment – Our new judicial discourse?

Hassan Aslam Shad | Last week, the Supreme Court of Pakistan penned a new (and possibly unfinished) chapter in the judicial history of Pakistan. It...

Mehak Gul – Record Holder Pakistani chess player: Celebrating Pakistani Women

GVS News Desk | Gul started to learn and master the game of chess from the age of 6. She first participated in an international...
Suo Motu

Democratizing the Judicial Process – Indian Courts Exercise of Suo Motu Powers

Amit A. Pai | The reading of fundamental rights by the constitutional courts in India changed after its experiences with Internal Emergency between 1975 and...
Afghan

The Afghan Peace Puzzle: Where Do We Go from Here?

Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq | Abrupt changes in U.S. policy in Afghanistan no longer surprise the world. Just a few months ago, President Trump decided to...
Hindutva

“Rising Hindutva” and its Impact on the Region

Ambassador Ashraf Jehangir Qazi | Mr S. M. Hali has become quite a prolific writer. His latest book “Rising Hindutva – and its impact on...
natural

Fill your wandering souls with Pakistan’s natural wonders

GVS Magazine Desk | Makran Being a princely state of British India, the state of Makran became a part of Pakistan in 1948 under the then...
Oscar

Oscar 2019: Breakdown

Usama Masood Ahmad | This year’s Academy Awards proved to be quite interesting. Unlike last year’s awards, there was certainly more going on this time...