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Army preempts Trump’s speech; puts forward Pakistan’s perspective

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News Analysis | Director-General of the ISPR announced the successful completion of Operation Khyber 4 in the Rajgal valley, which was launched last month in order to forestall ISIS-K. Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor delved on the operation in a tell-all press conference on Monday."We have achieved our ground objectives in the Rajgal and Shawal valleys," said the two-star artillery general. Giving...

Explaining Pakistan’s media: GVS exclusive interview with Yousaf Baig Mirza

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News Desk | Yousaf Baig Mirza is Pakistan's prominent media personality. He has been Managing Director (MD) PTV three times, founder MD of Dunya News TV, launched 92 News, GEO Super and is about to launch another new TV network called Public TV. These are but a few of the many accomplishments and milestones he has achieved. We, the GVS team,...

Sudden surge in PAF F-7 crashes: Possible explanations?

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News analysis | 2017 has been a tough year for all Pakistan Air Force (PAF) squadrons operating the Chinese made F-7 aircraft. There have been 3 crashes reported in a time period of just 4 months, from May to August 2017, including one which claimed the life of the commanding officer of one of the squadrons. The aircraft's twin seat variant also suffered...

Trump draws geopolitical battle lines in South Asia

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James M. Dorsey | President Donald J. Trump has drawn battle lines in South Asia that are likely to have a ripple effect across Eurasia: a stepped-up war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, a tougher approach towards Pakistan’s selective support of militancy, and closer cooperation with India – moves that are likely to push Pakistan closer to China and Russia. United...

Younger Sharif to be the next PML-N chief: how will Nawaz maintain his influence?

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News Analysis | A change of guard will be seen in the PML-N as former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif will pass on the baton to his younger brother, Mian Shehbaz Sharif next month. Nawaz Sharif was asked to step-down as the head of the PML-N following his disqualification last month.Sources said that Nawaz took Shehbaz into confidence when the two...

PML-N’s protests on Nawaz disqualification: Any legal merit?

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GVS Legal Analysis | Muhammad Azam Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, by Supreme Court of Pakistan, from the office of Prime Minister has led to a barrage of incendiary rhetoric from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders. The PML-N, its supporters and sympathizers argue that the judicial ouster of Nawaz has little weight in law and that it was the result of a...

Is the failing Foreign Policy causing a drop in remittances for Pakistan?

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News Analysis | The simmering Gulf Crisis and the changing economic policies of GCC countries from oil dependence towards a knowledge-driven economic system for localization of jobs is creating troubles for expats in the Gulf States. In this case, when Pakistan’s economy is heavily sustaining upon the remittances to tackle its trade deficits and repay its foreign loans, the large reserves...

Seven decades of Pakistan

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Zeeshan Munir | August 14, 2017, marked the 70th independence anniversary of Pakistan. The seven decades of its existence can be compared to a roller-coaster ride. The country is considered to be an epitome of unpredictability, political instability, coups and internal division. However, this 70th Independence anniversary is also a reminder of the fact that this country is breathing and...

Old habits never die: Sharif family ignores NAB summons and challenges the courts

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News Analysis | The members of the Sharif Family once again, did not appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Lahore on Sunday. The investigators had summoned deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, his sons Hassan and Hussain; daughter Maryam and Captain Safdar in order to further probe into the reference regarding Avenfield Apartments. The reference has been filed in-line with...

No cherry picking of law breakers – Part II

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Ikran Sehgal | In his address to the Constituent Assembly on 11 August 1947, the Quaid said that “Jobbery, graft nepotism and bribe has to be put down with iron hand”. His vision of anti-corruption was reflected through “Prevention of Corruption Act 1947” were eighteen categories of holders of “public office”, those from the armed forces and judiciary were included. Of...

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“Sri Lanka’s struggle for peace and its lessons for Pakistan and...

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Summary Report | Ex-President Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa at a local conference opined that there is no distinction between terrorists. Terrorism is against...

“Sri Lanka’s struggle for peace and its lessons for Pakistan and...

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Ex-President & Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be in Islamabad, between June 20 and June 22. He will be accompanied by...

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