Perfume: German TV series explores dark secrets of human psyche

Powerful German TV drama adapted from a French novel that explores the dark secrets of love and tragedy between men and women

Kalamkari: Ancient Art of Fabric Painting

Kalamkari shawls continue to be an essential part of our heritage. They are often gifted at weddings and special occasions. The beautiful pieces of cloth are widely popular in the Northern regions of India and Pakistan, mainly in Kashmir, and their popularity seems to be growing worldwide.

How can Muslims stop living in history? GVS Exclusive Interview with Prof. Ahmet T. Kuru

Why the Muslim world failed to democratize? What are the reasons behind the rise of authoritarianism and underdevelopment in Muslim majority countries? Professor Ahmet T. Kuru wrote Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison, which has become co-winner of the American Political Science Association's International History and Politics Section Book Award, to answer these important questions. GVS Assistant Editor Farah Adeed discusses these important questions with Prof. Kuru in this exclusive interview. A must-read for the students of Political Science, History, International Relations, and CSS aspirants.

Challenges faced by our Agriculture Sector

Pakistan's agricultural sector suffers from major endemic problems – its per hectare yield is the poorest in the region. We examine why this is so and where priorities should be set for improvement.

CEO FACE talks about FFC’s farmers program

CEO of FFC’s FACE program and the South Asia representative for IFA Gender Diversity Taskforce, Ms. Maliha Malik, explains FACE's multipronged strategy to develop the agriculture sector of Pakistan. In an exclusive interview, she explained how FACE is working in close association with the government of Pakistan, CPEC authority, and other private enterprises such as Askari bank to ensure agriculture up-gradation and women empowerment along with much-needed welfare services for the underprivileged.

FACE – FFC’s Farmer’s Support Program

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) strengthens its history of corporate social responsibility by launching a new farmer's support program called FACE which is contributing towards the lives of farmers.

China and the history of its Special Economic Zones

Effective economic policies lead to a surge in foreign capital into countries. China is home to many SEZs from decades which have boosted the economic performance of the country, giving rise to its GDP.

Why Pakistan’s SEZ law may need fixing?

Pakistan SEZ law has many lacunae: from having an incentive structure that was initially proposed in 2012 and has not been updated to incorporate incentives for new SEZs now being set up in 2020, not giving businesses speedy resolution, to BOI’s bureaucratic impediments to SEZs to taking off.

SEZs are the lynch pin of Govt’s Industrial Policy

PM Imran Khan is prioritizing SEZs as a catalyst for industrial development and the route to fast economic growth and job creation across Pakistan. He has approved over 13 SEZs, in 2020 alone.

SEZs and why Pakistan needs them

Pakistan needs a thriving economy to convert its enormous pool of unskilled young labor into employable skilled labor with jobs on its road towards fast industrial development.

PIEDMC: Role Model of Public-Private Partnership

PIEDMC starting in 2002 has emerged as the best model of public-private partnership not only in Punjab but perhaps all over Pakistan. PIEDMC that is now launching QBP, Sheikhupura, has thus become “sine qua non” for industrial success.

Why QABP: What Investors need to know about QABP?

What are the main frequently asked questions on the minds of the potential investors when they think of investing in a new SEZ? Why and how QABP meets most business requirements. We offer a quick glance on its most relevant features from a businessman’s perspective.