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May 2018 Issue

Editorial

Fifth issue of the ‘Global Village Space’ is in your hands and we hope: by now it has become part and parcel of your...
caretaker

Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister: Who & How?

The formal process of choosing the caretaker prime minister kicked off in mid-April, following a meeting between the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and...
throne

Rise of Judiciary in Pakistan: No more Lions under the throne

‘Let judges also remember, that Solomon’s throne was supported by lions on both sides: let them be lions, but yet lions under the throne;...
PTM'

Manzoor Pashteen’s PTM: A ‘Rights Movement’ or a new ‘Regional Agenda’?

Ahmed Khan, (not his original name) waits in his car behind a long line of other vehicles, for his turn to be checked. He...
provinces

Why Pakistan needs more provinces?

“Leadership is about managing change—whether you’re leading a company or leading a country. Change things for betterment and people get creative.” Change refers to the...
budget

Budget 2018-19: Impervious to economic challenges

The government has announced the budget for the next one year despite the end of their tenure before its implementation. The term of the...
tax

Why the low tax-intake in Pakistan is not a hot issue?

The Economic Survey Report 2017-18 recorded $12 billion budget deficit from July to March FY2018 and is likely to go beyond 4.9 percent of...
budget

Restructuring Pakistan’s budget to cope revenue shortfall

Governments have two options when presenting their last budget so close to the election period. They can either omit to present the budget and...
budget

Pakistan’s budget has turned into a political slogan

It is less of a budget and more of a political slogan, which is what PML-N needs heading into the election period. They have...
PIA

CEO PIA, Dr. Musharraf’s vision to airlift PIA once again

GVS Magazine Desk | Dr. Musharraf Rasool is the CEO of PIA since September 2017. He holds a PhD in Economics from Georgia State University....
Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The cornerstone of US-Pakistan mistrust?

It might be hard to imagine now, but in the days immediately following 9/11, the George W. Bush administration saw much to like –...
Nuclear

Nuclear South Asia at 20: The strategic impacts of the 1998 Nuclear Tests

India demonstrated its nuclear prowess, for the first time, in May 1974, though it chose to call that nuclear explosive test a ‘Peaceful Nuclear...
Kathua

Kathua Tragedy: Hindutva India In denial

Despite the strong wind and rain, Rafeeza Begum tries to keep the wood fire burning in order to heat her tea. A small plastic...
Ramadan

Power of Ramadan building spiritual and social capital

Islam aims to bring people together in peace and cooperative relationships. People bonded together with shared faith and moral values can become a force...
Hamza

I am already a part of politics, just not electoral politics: Hamza Ali Abbasi’s...

GVS Magazine Desk | The man who could very well be described as the Jack of all trades. He was a police officer from Pakistan’s...
Shakil

An Alphabet of Anguish and Ecstasy – Shakil Saigol

GVS Magazine Desk | Over the past three decades, Shakil Saigol has emerged as a uniquely placed personality on the art scene in Pakistan. His...
Deadpool

Deadpool 2’s official plot summary is the funniest thing you’ll read all day

GVS Magazine Desk | After a record-breaking blockbuster ‘Deadpool’, Marvel Studio is back again with its sequel ‘Deadpool 2’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20bpjtCbCz0 Deadpool 2 is based on Marvel Comics,...
Bachchan

102 Not Out – Another Win For Bachchan & Kapoor?

GVS Magazine Desk | Bollywood fans are in for a treat when Umesh Shukla's comedy 102 Not Out hits theaters, early next month. The film,...
Teefa

Yeh Teefa kaun hai?

GVS Magazine Desk | ‘Teefa in Trouble’ is an upcoming Pakistani movie set to be released on 20 June 2018. Packed with Pakistan’s most celebrated...