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May 2019 Issue

Swat Valley

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...
banking

Why Banks are not doing enough in Pakistan?

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

A panoramic view of Pakistan’s banking system

Raza Jafri | Banks play an important intermediary role in any economy, transferring money from savers (depositors) to the users of capital (the borrowers). Banks...
Soul of India

BJP-Congress lock horns; Pulwama gave BJP an edge

Sanjay Kapoor | On May 19, the long winding 7 phase Indian elections will finally come to an end. Touted as one of the costliest...
Illango

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...
Nuclear Trigger

Nuclear Trigger-Happy: India or Pakistan?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | India and Pakistan have successfully developed and institutionalized the nuclear-triad but simultaneously manifested their unwillingness to adhere to any nuclear...
tax amnesty

Was Amnesty Scheme Pakistan’s only way out?

Abdullah Yousaf | We have had similar tax amnesty schemes several times before and the results have not been particularly encouraging. They have not really...
Amnesty scheme

Reality behind Pakistan’s latest tax amnesty scheme

Shahbaz Rana | The proposed tax amnesty scheme is the need of the elites who want to decriminalize their Benami assets by paying a paltry...
loyal

Pakistan: On Palestinian cause more loyal than the King?

Jan Achakzai | A question that Pakistan’s policymakers have deftly avoided answering for decades is at what point should it review its paradigm on non-engagement...
Ursula Burns

Why Empathy at Work is essential: Ursula Burns, CEO Veon

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

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

Dr. Omer Javed | Malaysia and Pakistan share a somewhat similar history. Like Pakistan, Malaysia got its independence from the British, 10 years after Pakistan...
crown

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

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...
Constitutional Amendment

18th Constitutional Amendment: Divine document?

Amir Zia | All of a sudden, the 18th Constitutional Amendment has become one of the most emotive and hotly debated topics in Pakistani politics....

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

Dr. Waqar Masood Khan | All signs indicate an evolving understanding between Pakistan and the IMF on a new program, and the recent change of...
aggressive

Pakistan in midst of aggressive FATF lawfare

Hassan Aslam Shad | FATF. Grey list. Pakistan. These three words combine in a sentence to convey ominous prospects for Pakistan. Since June 2018, Pakistan...
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...

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...