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.

Charting the Role of Pakistani libraries in a Post-COVID19 World

COVID-19 has immediately altered the ways in which we live, work and relate to our surroundings. Traditionally there have been three major roles of...

Thomas Piketty’s latest book ‘Capital and Ideology’ making waves worldwide

Thomas Piketty’s latest book, Capital and Ideology, which is now also available in the English version, is making a lot of waves worldwide and...

Pakistani academia must innovate or get disrupted: President UMT Ibrahim Murad

GVS Assistant Editor, Farah Adeed, sat down with Ibrahim Hasan Murad, President University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, to explore and understand challenges...

No more ‘Nazi propaganda’ books on Amazon

Amazon has stopped sales of some books on its platform following protests that the titles, including some for children, were Nazi-era "propaganda," a source...

Khan’s vision to educate Pakistan: Free books from Govt’s books banks for every needy student

Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has decided to set up book banks in 424 government-run educational institutes. Books from these book banks will be provided...

No screening test before CSS examinations: Federal govt hails inclusivity

The Federal government has turned down the proposal of introducing a screening test ahead of CSS written examination arguing that it would be unfair...

Gwadar Port gets its first sea library

A container library has been set up at the shore of Gwadar beach; giving book lovers access to whopping 5000 books with a mesmerizing...

Everything that you should know about area Codes 800, 833, 844, 855, and 888

While watching TV or on a billboard advertisement, you must have heard/seeing some sort of unique telephone number – 1-8XX, XXXX. These numbers don’t...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Studying in Portugal

Portugal is often overlooked in favour of their big neighbour, Spain, or other hotter destinations in the EU, yet there are a number of...

Reversing the Great Game – Pakistan’s Pivot

Reversing the Great Game - Pakistan's Pivot, was one of the sessions at the 6th Oxford Literary Festival in Islamabad that attracted the attention...

British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie loses German Awards for being anti-Israel

German Literary Authority is reconsidering their award for British-Pakistani novelist, Kamila Shamsie owing to her support for the Pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction Movement. Shamsie...