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November 2018 Issue

Birds Eye Look at Major PTI Initiatives

New Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) promised in its 100 days Agenda, launched before the election, to focus on six key themes: Transforming governance, strengthening...

PTV at 53: The Rise, The Fall and The Rise

Usama Masood Ahmad | This November marks the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)’s 53rd Anniversary. Those of us who remember the days of Waras, Anghan Tera,...

Designed to Fail: The American Misadventure in Afghanistan – Book Review

Omair Ahmad | In 2003 I attended a hearing on Afghanistan at the US Senate. During the hearing, at which a serving general and a...

A debate the country doesn’t want: ‘Citizenship to Afghans and Bengalis’

Rahim Ullah Yousufzai | Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposal to grant citizenship to Pakistan-born Afghans and Bengalis is unlikely to gain required acceptance in the...

What did Pakistan get from ‘Davos in the Desert’?

GVS News Desk | After the General Election of 2018 and at the onset of the new PTI government, it became increasingly clear that the...

German Ambassador – Martin Kobler’s blind dates across Pakistan

GVS News Desk | I went to Lahore and had biryani in one of the restaurants in liberty market after I put up pictures on...

Tourism for All… The Unexplored Potential of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Kiran Afzal | Globally, travel and tourism make up the largest service industry and accounts for more than 10.4 percent of the global Gross Domestic...

Mumbai Terrorism: Why, who benefited? Reflections 10 Years later…

Dr. Graeme MacQueen | Ten years after the Mumbai terrorism (26-29 Nov 2008), Pakistan is still battling its ghost and India has acquired a “multi-dimensional...
The State of Russia-Pakistan Relations in Late 2018 – Andrew Korybko

The State of Russia-Pakistan Relations in Late 2018 – Andrew Korybko

Andrew Korybko | It’s taken a couple of years to happen, but what was at one time regarded as a political fantasy is now in...

Load Wedding Review

News Desk | It's rare to find a film in our culture that is socially conscious and deliver a message that is executed well. It's...

Sui Dhaaga: strong cast and weak plot

News Desk | Buried somewhere in Sharat Katariya's Sui Dhaaga is a brilliant social drama about a couple striving for greatness despite coming from humble...

Atif Khan: Trying to open KP to the world?

GVS News Desk | Atif Khan is the Senior Minister and Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Tourism, Culture, Sports, Archaeology and Youth Affairs. Previously...

Cynthia Ritchie – The American Batting for Pakistan

GVS News Desk | Cynthia D Ritchie is a freelance director, producer and communications consultant who currently lives in Islamabad. GVS: You have described yourself as...

Why Khashoggi’s assassination won’t damage US-Saudi ties?

Thomas W. Lippman | The grisly murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabian security agents, and the kingdom’s admission that the killing was...
Pakistan’s

Hakim Saeed: Pakistan’s own “Scientist of the East”

GVS News Desk | Hamdard University Karachi, in October, organized a series of events including a commemorative book fair, poetry recital and other literary events...

Indo-Russia S-400 deal: Implications for Pakistan – Shahid Raza

Shahid Raza | India’s S-400 Triumf: Myths and Countermeasures India, the world’s largest importer of weapons has a history of rolling geopolitics and weapon purchases...

Economic Gurus: November 2018 – Shakeel Ahmad Ramay

Shakeel Ahmad Ramay | Saudi Arabia agreed to give Pakistan $3 billion foreign currency support for a year and a loan of $3 billion in...

Economic Gurus: November 2018 – Dr. Kamal Monnoo

Dr. Kamal Monnoo | Saudi Arabia agreed to give Pakistan $3 billion foreign currency support for a year and a loan of $3 billion in...

‘Venom’ : A sheer disappointment

News Desk | Sony's efforts to expand Sony's Marvel Universe– a series of films based on Marvel comic characters around Spider-man associated characters– reached a...

BJP’s Muslim Policy in Assam: Detect, Delete, Deport – Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Who is an Indian and what is India? Much before the British vacated large parts of South Asia which they controlled, this...

Pakistan & AJK should do much more on political & diplomatic fronts on Kashmir:...

GVS News Desk | GVS: World generally believes that if tribals from Pakistan would not have entered the former princely state of Jammu & Kashmir,...