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May 2019 Issue

Editorial

Pakistan is no stranger to whirlwinds – indeed many would argue it is always in the eye of the storm. While, in March, the...
Imran Khan

Imran Khan: Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown – Dr. Moeed Pirzada

Tired, sick, guilty and beset by rebellion, King Henry IV is feeling the weight of his crown… Henry IV, Part 2, Act 3, Scene 1,...
Amendment

18th Constitutional Amendment: Divine document?

All of a sudden, the 18th Constitutional Amendment has become one of the most emotive and hotly debated topics in Pakistani politics. The Pakistan...
FATF

Pakistan in midst of aggressive FATF lawfare

FATF. Grey list. Pakistan. These three words combine in a sentence to convey ominous prospects for Pakistan. Since June 2018, Pakistan has been on...
IMF

Pakistan’s Painful Economics: What more the IMF expects?

All signs indicate an evolving understanding between Pakistan and the IMF on a new program, and the recent change of guards at the Ministry...
Pakistan

How Pakistan went from being the best in region to a debt-laden country?

GVS Magazine Desk | The World Bank has been in Pakistan since 1952 - almost since the inception of the country and has seen Pakistan...
Malaysia

How Pakistan and Malaysia can work together – Dr. Omer Javed

Malaysia and Pakistan share a somewhat similar history. Like Pakistan, Malaysia got its independence from the British, 10 years after Pakistan in 1957. Similarly,...
Ursula Burns

Why Empathy at Work is essential: Veon’s CEO Ursula Burns

GVS Magazine Desk | GVS Managing Editor Najma Minhas sat down with Ursula Burns, CEO Veon, during her second visit to Pakistan with Veon. The...
scheme

Reality behind Pakistan’s latest tax amnesty scheme

The proposed tax amnesty scheme is the need of the elites who want to decriminalize their Benami assets by paying a paltry sum. If...
amnesty

Was Amnesty Scheme Pakistan’s only way out?

We have had similar tax amnesty schemes several times before and the results have not been particularly encouraging. They have not really solved the...
Pakistan

Why Banks are not doing enough in Pakistan?

Banks play an important intermediary role in any economy, transferring money from savers (depositors) to the users of capital (the borrowers). Banks provide the...
Congress

BJP-Congress lock horns, Pulwama gives BJP an edge

On May 19, the long winding 7 phase Indian elections will finally come to an end. Touted as one of the costliest elections in...
India

Nuclear Trigger-Happy: India or Pakistan?

India and Pakistan have successfully developed and institutionalized the nuclear-triad but simultaneously manifested their unwillingness to adhere to any nuclear arms control. The unrestrained...
Palestinian

Pakistan: on Palestinian cause more loyal than the King?

A question that Pakistan’s policymakers have deftly avoided answering for decades is at what point should it review its paradigm on non-engagement with the...
Swat

Magical Swat: abode to dazzling mountains and lush green meadows

GVS Magazine Desk | Bishigram Valley Home to Wild Forests, Alpine Meadows, Snow-Laced Peaks and Rewarding Serenity Located at an astounding height of 11,500 feet, Bishigram...
Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel – blandest, most controversial flick

GVS Magazine Desk | There is strange irony in Captain Marvel being both the blandest and the most controversial movie to date. The Brie Larson...

Shazam – most family-friendly film to date

GVS Magazine Desk | DC's films seem to be on a hot streak as of late, with both Aquaman and Shazam wowing critics and fans...
Laal Kabootar

Laal Kabootar

News Desk | Kamal Khan's Laal Kabootar is undeniably one of the best Pakistani film's released in some time. Fully aware of its strengths, the...