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October 2018 Issue

Editorial

Our issue this month looks at some of the long term but crucial challenges that Pakistan needs to address urgently for its survival and...
Global

Global Village Space a journey of 21 months

GVS Magazine Desk | What happened, where, how and when? These are the basic, the primal, the fundamental questions we are supposed to ask in...
Social

Social Democracy: The Middle Way for Pakistan

The PTI government has indicated that it will reform the economy and institutions, in order to establish a welfare state; to do so, it...
"Police"

Police Service: Challenges & Reforms

In Pakistan, the words “police” and “reforms” seldom feature in the same sentence. In fact, most Pakistanis would say that they are the antithesis...
men

Small men occupying big offices: Is this new for India? – Najma Minhas

Kautilya’s ‘the Arthashastra’, was penned centuries before Machiavelli was born; Kautilya is thought to be the pen name for Chanakya, minister to Chandragupta Maurya (reign:...
Iran

Iran and the US confrontation: What can Pakistan do?

The EU, France, Germany, China, and Russia; signatories of the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and the IAEA, which is responsible for...
Result

Incompetence & Ineptitude: Failure of the Result Management System – Kanwar Muhammad Dilshad

The counting of votes cast at the polling stations and tabulation of results by the presiding officers (PO) and transmitting them to the respective...
Fiscal

Economic Gurus: New Government claims to reduce the Fiscal Deficit by 2.1%

The new Finance Minister, Asad Umar, while presenting the mini financial bill clearly stated that the previous government had understated the Fiscal Deficit as...
Fiscal

Economic Gurus: New Government claims to reduce the Fiscal Deficit by 2.1%

Talking about the fiscal deficit, we first need to look at the bigger picture ‘why are we in this situation and why the government...
Kashmir

Why International Community ignores the Kashmir tragedy? Lord Nazir Answers

GVS Magazine Desk | Lord Nazir Ahmed is a member of the British House of Lords and a prominent member of the British Friends of...
Kashmir

The new Indian Attack on the people of Kashmir

India is in a state of sin in its administered part of Kashmir. In obedience to the UN Charter, UN Security Council resolutions, Kashmir...
Modi

Can The Modi Government Amend It’s Anti-Pakistan Policy? – Subhajit Naskar

In a letter addressing the Indian PM as “Modi Sahab”, Prime Minister Imran Khan suggested a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two...
Oslo

Oslo Accord: A missed opportunity of peace?

GVS Magazine Desk | Terje Rod-Larsen, serving as a Director of the FAFO Institute, played a key role in the negotiations that led to the...
Muslim

Muslim World unable to speak with one Voice? – Interview Amr Moussa

GVS Magazine DesK | Amr Moussa remained Secretary-General of the 22-nation Arab League for over 10 years, earlier serving as Egypt’s Foreign Minister for 10 years and...
India

India & Pakistan: The Pataakhas Continue

Every Friday, new films are released in cinema halls in India. In the era of multiplex films when ace directors experiment with themes, actors,...
Nuclear

Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia – Book Review

South Asia’s security environment has always been risky due to the volatile bilateral dynamics of India-Pakistan. The additional factor of nuclearization of both countries...
Batti Gul

Why Batti Gul is a flop

GVS Magazine Desk | There have been a lot of comparisons online between the Pakistani film Actor in Law and the 2018 Shahid Kapoor film,...
The Nun

The Nun: Leaves you jumping in your seat?

GVS Magazine Desk | James Wan's The Conjuring Universe has been one of the most surprise franchises in recent history. The filmmaker directed the 2013...
Nahi

Record-shattering ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2’

GVS Magazine Desk | Jawani Phir Nahi Ani is probably the biggest film franchise in Pakistan. The two Naeem Baig directed films have managed to...