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US hopeful about China talks to resolve trade dispute

AFP | Senior US officials are due to travel to Beijing on Tuesday to hold talks on resolving an escalating trade dispute and they say...

Pakistan’s online shopping frenzy: e-commerce set to cross $ Billion mark

News Analysis | Pakistan’s e-commerce sector is set to cross the $1bn mark, two years sooner than predictions by experts. Earlier, experts had predicted that...

Is Pakistan close to a Free Trade Agreement with the EU?

News Analysis | In a triumphant juncture for Pakistan, especially in the face of Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) sanctions, the European...

CPEC contribution to cross $100 billion in the next 12 years

News Analysis | On 9th February 2018, the Executive Director to Center of Excellence (COE) for CPEC Dr. Shahid Rashid told journalists in a press...

Car industries get ‘Special Economic Zone’ status in CPEC

News Analysis | The Sindh government has approved Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status for nine new business enterprises, including three automotive industries, which will be...

Pakistan demands more work visas from Saudi Arabia

News Analysis | The concluding session of the 11th Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) was held in Islamabad from January 16-17th and co-chaired by...

Saudi Arabia announces $2 billion bailout for Yemen government

AFP | Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn...

Opposition calls for a joint response to Trump allegations

News Analysis | Opposition parties reacted strongly towards the allegations of US President Donald Trump against Pakistan. They are demanding a review of Pak-US relations...

Food imports grow far higher than exports as year comes to...

News Analysis | Food commodities exports have surged during the past five months of the running fiscal year by 12.5 percent in a year on...

CPEC: Pakistan’s quest for energy security

 Asia Maqsood | Sufficient supply of energy is central to industry, transport, infrastructure, information technology, agriculture and households. Besides, economic growth and higher standard of...

PIA buys four smaller aircrafts on a Rs 13 billion credit...

News Analysis |  The National Flag Carrier that has embarrassed the country internationally with its corruption cases, runway accidents, staff’s thievery, wrong landings, missing cargo...

Saudi Crown Prince’s sale of the century stutters

Reuters | Saudi Arabia's $300-billion privatisation programme was billed as the sale of the century when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his plan to...

Pakistan software exports break all records with a whopping $2.9 Billion...

News Analysis | Owing to the incentives given by the Government to IT and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITeS) industry and various international tech startup...

Aid cuts by US to hurt Pak-Afghan border monitoring

News Analysis | A considerable reduction in military and economic aid to Pakistan by the US is likely to hurt Washington’s desire of preventing cross-border...

Pakistan Railways bringing in three new services

News Analysis | Pakistan railways is set to launch three new train routes. These routes would operate between Kohat-Rawalpindi, Karachi-Mirpurkhas, and Sibbi-Khost said a railway...

Pakistan in midst of a fourth generation war?

News Desk | Dr. Farrukh Saleem has written often about the fourth generation war that Pakistan is facing. GVS Managing editor, Najma Minhas, spoke with...

Government thinking of taking out even more debt! More misery for...

News Analysis | With elections just around the corner - the Government of Pakistan has decided to borrow an additional $450m on a short-term facility from...

24% Increase in Sindh’s education budget; what will it achieve?

Zainab Husain | Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah placed education as a priority in his budget speech for 2017-18 presented to Sindh Assembly...

Big bang theory explained

Asif Haroon Raja | The universe is 13 billion and 18 crore years old. The universe came into existence as a result of a Big...

Did Zardari’s ‘thug security’ cost Benazir Bhutto her life?

Ikram Sehgal | Those really guilty are shedding crocodile tears at the judgment pronounced in the Ms. Benazir Bhutto murder case while laughing themselves all...

American ‘DO MORE’ policy exposed

Engr. Bilal Awaisi |  The intervention of the United States of America (USA) in South Asia dates back to cold war era, the era in...

“Pakistan will not be bullied” – Lt. Gen. Tariq Khan

Lt. Gen. Tariq Khan | The US finds it does not know how to dismount the tiger. The US is finding the War in Afghanistan...

Old wine in a new bottle

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | President Donald Trump announced his belated Afghanistan strategy and also laid out his South Asian future plan on August 21, 2017. Realistically, there...

Russia-Turkey-Iran triangle gains traction

M K Bhadrakumar |  The geopolitics of the Middle East is witnessing a tectonic shift with the emergence of a Turkish-Iranian axis that would have seemed...

KPK shines and so does Pakistan: Billion Tree Tsunami Project

News Analysis | Pakistan’s startling projection in the world rankings as the 7th most sensitive country to be adversely affected by the global warming has...

Can Pakistan capitalize on $100 billion Chinese agricultural sector

"Where CPEC envisages an era of golden development for Pakistan’s economy, there lies at disposal a bona fide opportunity for Pakistan to unlock an...

Pakistan looks for realignment as Indo-US alliance strengthens

News Analysis | Ever since Donald Trump became the President of USA, its relationship with India has transformed into a strategic rapport. Indo-US enmity for...

Will an assertive Iran turn out to be Trump’s greatest challenge?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The White House readout of US President Donald Trump’s phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted that the latter “thanked”...

The Afghan end game – military action or political activism?

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | The big question that has been asked by the strategists for over a decade and a half now is –...

Pakistan’s expected debt to be $110 billion by 2020

There is increasing concern in Pakistan over the foreign loans situation and the direction this is taking the country. To offset the declining foreign currency...

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