The April edition of Global Village Space (GVS) magazine is out! This edition focuses on multiple issues. This issue starts with giving a brief overview of the domestic political front and continues to look at key elements from Pakistan’s national security policy and encourage debate on its inputs.
Islamabad hosted the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers on 22-23 March 2022, themed "Partnering for Unity, Justice and Development." The gathering for the first time saw the attendance of China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, as a special guest.
America – perhaps for the first time in Pakistan’s history – is about to become a domestic political issue in a highly contested election campaign. This is unfortunate for both Pakistan and the United States and many in Islamabad wonder how to fix this Shakespearean tragedy – with Imran Khan as its unexpected hero.
The corporate sector has an important role to play in addressing the growing water mismanagement. Companies are increasingly becoming aware of the need for sustainable use of watersheds and accessibility of water to the communities.
FWO was born working with Chinese firms and over the past fifty years, this national strategic organization has become an eternal symbol of cooperation between Chinese and Pakistani engineering that is working to redefine the region by improving connectivity and transforming lives from the edges of the Arabian Sea to Kashghar.
New National Security Policy has stimulated a debate. It's mostly misdirected and misses the point that NSP is a policy and not a law. But we at GVS welcome the brainstorming and hope that opposing opinions will help generate the feedback that will improve the policy document that has been considered deficient by many – Editor.
The Judicial Commission of Pakistan has created history by elevating Justice Ayesha Malik to the Supreme Court – the highest judicial forum of the country. For the first time ever, a woman judge will be represented on the bench of this Muslim country's exclusively male-dominated top court.
Abdullah is a Canadian of Pakistani origin who lives in the UAE and keeps shuttling between these three regions. But this is not an introduction for this 18-year-old law student who aspires to be a conservationist. What intrigues GVS editors about him is his unusual fascination for the fish of the world.
It is looking likely that after the USA leaves, a good deal of political uncertainty is about to hit Afghanistan - what should Pakistan be doing under this scenario? PM Imran Khan has flatly refused to allow the US base in Pakistan but should he have been more flexible as Pakistan requires US support to get off from the FATF grey list and is also seeking relaxation under the present IMF program? Our experts looked at the Implications of US bases in Pakistan, potential benefits to the country, and ramifications of political uncertainty in Afghanistan.