Can Pakistan afford to go back to IMF? – Dr. Kaiser Bengali

GVS asked the economic expert, Dr. Kaiser Bengali, what he thought were Pakistan’s biggest concerns next year, if he saw an imminent devaluation of the Rupee and how likely is the scenario of Pakistan going to IMF.

Can Pakistan bear Rupee’s further devaluation to please IMF

Economist and renowned political analyst was asked what he thought were Pakistan’s biggest concerns and how likely is the scenario of Pakistan going to IMF.

Pakistan’s reserve’s worsening; is IMF bail out package necessary?

The first and foremost issue is we are heading into heavy weather in terms of our balance of payments position. Import growth is strong....

US & Pakistan Relations: Under the Lens of an “Eternal Optimist”

A Tale of two narratives? There are two narratives that have dominated U.S.-Pakistani relations over the decades. The first, well known to Pakistani audiences, is...

CPEC: A Chinese Vision Since 2005

Saeed Afridi | China’s rise has been attributed to the successful implementation of its ‘Dual Track’ transition policy based on gradual, incremental and near-constant reform of its economic sector in conjunction with Five Year Plans. The is Dual Track policy emphasised on social and economic reform; without any corresponding political reform.

Indian Democracy at Crossroads

Inaugurating a newly built dam in 1954, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru christened it as the “temple of modern India”. Nehru, as the...

Will ‘vision 2030’ prove to be a savior for the Saudi Arabian economy?

The last couple of years have been testing times for the Saudi Arabian economy. Middle East’s “Desert Kingdom” has relied exclusively upon its oil...

Doha’s Global Vision; Nightmare of the Arab World?

Of the 13 demands by Saudi lead alliance upon tiny Qatar; one that struck the most intrigue in the world - outside the Middle...

Turbulence in the Heart of Islam

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the first round of what could prove to be an unprecedented power grab that comes to...

How Pakistan & Saudi Arabia had defeated Soviets in Afghanistan

GVS: In our part of the world you are still remembered as the person who headed Saudi Intelligence for 24 long years. It was...

UNSC Expansion; Exclusive interview with Ex-Brazilian Foreign Minister

GVS Managing Editor sat down with Antonio Patriota, the Ex-Brazilian Foreign Minister and former Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, at Salzburg...

A Meeting on Christmas Night Dacca, 25 Dec 1962

“Mujibur Rahman was now in his elements. He said that the purpose of calling the meeting was to hand over to me a top-secret...