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November 2018 Issue

Editorial – Magazine

Pakistan was once again in the ‘eye of the storm’ just as we were going to the press. The legally and morally correct but...
PTI

Birds Eye Look at Major PTI Initiatives

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

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

After the General Election of 2018 and at the onset of the new PTI government, it became increasingly clear that the country is in...
citizenship

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

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

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

Hamdard University Karachi, in October, organized a series of events including a commemorative book fair, poetry recital and other literary events to remember the...
Kashmir

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

President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan was previously the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (2012-2015). Masood Khan has...
billion

Saudi Arabia’s $6 billion for a year – Dr. Kamal Monnoo

Saudi Arabia agreed to give Pakistan $3 billion foreign currency support for a year and a loan of $3 billion in deferred payment for...
Saudi

Saudi Arabia pledges $6bn package for Pakistan – Shakeel Ahmad Ramay

Saudi Arabia agreed to give Pakistan $3 billion foreign currency support for a year and a loan of $3 billion in deferred payment for...
khashoggi

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

The grisly murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabian security agents, and the kingdom’s admission that the killing was premeditated, predictably set...
Assam

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

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

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

Ten years after the Mumbai terrorism (26-29 Nov 2008), Pakistan is still battling its ghost and India has acquired a “multi-dimensional strategic tool” in...
Russia

The State of Russia-Pakistan Relations in Late 2018 – 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 the process...
S-400

Indo-Russia S-400 deal: Implications for Pakistan

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 together as...
Atif Khan

Atif Khan: Trying to open KP to the world?

Atif Khan is the Senior Minister and Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Tourism, Culture, Sports, Archaeology and Youth Affairs. Previously he was a...
Tourism

Tourism for All: The Unexplored Potential of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Globally, travel and tourism make up the largest service industry and accounts for more than 10.4 percent of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP)....
Kobler's

German Ambassador – Martin Kobler’s blind dates across Pakistan

Ambassador Kobler has previously been an ambassador to Iraq and Egypt. During his time at the UN, he served on various positions in Iraq,...
Cynthia Ritchie

Cynthia Ritchie – The American Batting for Pakistan

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

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

In 2003 I attended a hearing on Afghanistan at the US Senate. During the hearing, at which a serving general and a few other...
PTV

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

This November marks the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)’s 53rd Anniversary. Those of us who remember the days of Waras, Anghan Tera, Ainak Wala Jin...
Sui

Sui Dhaaga: Strong Cast and Weak Plot

Buried somewhere in Sharat Katariya's Sui Dhaaga is a brilliant social drama about a couple striving for greatness despite coming from humble beginnings, sadly...
Wedding

Load Wedding – Review

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

‘Venom’ : A sheer disappointment

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 new...