Pakistan’s increasing political chaos!

Demonstrators rampaging the streets, young men and women and at times preteens throwing up barricades and resisting police and paramilitaries in pitched street battles like the Paris after storming of Bastille.

IMF-Pakistan agreement still stuck?

Despite repeated claims by Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar that he is about to sign the Staff Level Agreement (SLA) with IMF for the release of US $1.1 billion, it looks that there is a deadlock and it’s not going to go away any time soon.

Saudi-Iran rapprochement

The resumption of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran is a significant development that marks a potential turning point in their relations. It is a positive step towards promoting peace and stability in the Middle East, and it is hoped that it will lead to more constructive dialogue between the two countries and help resolve regional conflicts.

MH370: The plane that disappeared

An insightful Netflix documentary was recently released coinciding with the ninth anniversary of the day Malaysian airline MH370 was last in contact. A number of journalists, investigators, aviation experts and family members are still in their quest for answers and what has been gathered so far is eye-opening.

Pakistan’s textile sector & it’s multiple challenges

Pakistan’s textile industry is dealing with a number of problems, out of which the energy challenges are by far the most urgent and need to be addressed by the government in order to prevent the sector from collapsing.

APPNA Spring Meeting at Orlando: Community gathering at its best!

Each year APPNA organizes at least three large gatherings: Spring, Summer, and Winter. Editor GVS had the opportunity to attend the Spring Meeting at the beautiful Shingle Creek, Orlando.

Underlying causes of ever-deepening polarization in Pakistan

It is important to study not only the symptoms but the underlying factors of our state, politics, and society in order to find the root cause of and a solution to the political polarization in Pakistan.

Turkey-Syria earthquakes

While the Turkish president pledged to restore the country within a year, the situation in Syria is very different and hopeless as a result of years of war-related destruction and the ensuing humanitarian disaster.

Contraceptive pill for men

Developing and approving a new drug is a lengthy process involving extensive clinical trials to ensure safety and efficacy. Thus, it may still be several years before the new male contraceptive pill becomes widely available.

Putin announces suspension of last remaining nuclear treaty with US

Although the New START deal has only been suspended by Russia and neither party has made any withdrawal announcements, even a brief suspension period could increase the nuclear arsenals of the US and Russia.

Meet Mujeeb Ijaz

Mujeeb Ijaz is a well-known name in the field of battery technology and electric vehicles. One of the most significant discoveries of the past ten years has been made by his company, ONE.

Political career of US Presidential candidate Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley, former Governor of South Carolina, gained prominence in national politics when she successfully got the Confederate flag removed from the state capitol in Columbia in 2015 after a racially motivated mass shooting at a black church.