Editorial – Magazine

Pakistan's juggernaut Prime Minister had a whirlwind tour with over 28 meetings set up during his visit to the UNGA's 74th session in New...

Imran Khan: Facing the World at UNGA

Modi had expected that given India’s deep penetration into International capitals, think tanks, and media, Pakistan, too, will soon accept the inevitable on Kashmir. He underestimated his counterpart in Pakistan – for Imran Khan, it’s a long haul-struggle to expose the fascist nature of the Modi regime, and UNGA was just the beginning.

Building Pakistan’s Brand Power

Former Information Minister shares his ideas on how Pakistan needs to brand itself. This is an essential but oft underrated issue that has been brushed aside by policymakers or even worse has been tackled by dry bureaucrats, who do not understand the import of branding Pakistan.

Kashmir propels Pakistani-American diaspora to come on the world stage

The Pakistani diaspora triggered with a new fervor and zeal has shown its strength during the Kashmir crisis, mobilizing people belonging to different gender, race, age, and color, to highlight the brutalities of the Hindu supremacist government in India, and demanding an end to Modi’s racist regime.

Pakistan needs to up its game: Pakistani-British Parliamentarian Afzal Khan

British-Pakistani Parliamentarian and Vice-Chair of All Parties Parliamentary Group on Kashmir shares his views on why the Kashmiri cause should be important for the British government, and how the Pakistani diaspora can ensure that Kashmir makes its way into British politics as an issue.

The Road to Kashmir’s Self-Determination

The head of a leading Middle Eastern law firm argues that Pakistan should focus its sloganeering around the people of Kashmir and not on territory. He explains how Pakistan can use the East Timor and Chagos legal cases for the advocacy of Kashmiris' right to self-determination.

Legal Dimensions of India’s Actions in Indian Occupied Kashmir

An eminent international law and policy expert points out the multiple international laws that India’s unlawful annexation of IOK flouts. He emphasizes the importance of adding lawfare arguments into our discourse on Kashmir and proposes that we should look into pursuing the case in the ICJ through the right route.

Skills for All – A National Imperative for Pakistan where Youth is mainly Ignored

Chairman National Vocational & Technical Training Commission explicates on the urgent need to expand the existing technical and vocational education and training infrastructure. Crucially he argues that Pakistan’s private sector can play a catalytic role in ensuring the correct design and delivery of such programs to enhance workplace productivity in the industry as well as creating employment opportunities.

Putting rural women on the path out of poverty

To celebrate International Rural Women Day, GVS looks at the significant participation of rural Pakistani women in agriculture, food security, and rural development. However, their contributions are often unpaid, which impacts their economic and social rights, among other things. We look at some private sector initiatives that aim to increase economic livelihoods for these women.

A Reform Agenda for State-Owned Enterprises in Pakistan

An institutional political economist, who has previously worked at the IMF, examines the conditions that form the basis of successful privatization models and contends that Pakistan does not have these. He cautions the government against hastily jumpstarting the privatization program willy-nilly on the behest of the IMF.

Assam – National Register Citizens: Citizenship Defined through Religion?

GVS Managing Editor looks at the purging of Bengalis in Assam, using the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to define who is a ‘foreigner.’ The BJP-led agenda of imposing a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ on India has kickstarted a demand across the country for NRC’s, garnering concerns over a potential nationwide witch hunt for foreigners.

Rights of Transgenders in Pakistan

A policy expert examines the struggle for mainstreaming transgender persons and how perceptions of their position have evolved over time. He analyzes the positive role the Pakistani Supreme Court has played in ensuring their constitutional rights but points out the issues in the practical implementation of these rights.