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Economy – Keep it Simple – Dr. Kamal Monnoo

Dr. Kamal Monnoo | The bar is set high as the new Imran Khan government tries to grapple with the economic situation in the country....

Allahuma Labaik -Flying to Hajj

News Desk | Every year, over two million Muslim pilgrims from around the world descend on Mecca to perform the Hajj. With the convenience of modern...

Will the new government knock on IMF’s door? – Dr. Ashfaque...

Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan | There are immediate, short term and then medium to long term challenges. The immediate challenge for the new government is...

Where now for Venezuela with 1,000,000% inflation?

AFP | Whether it sparks a social revolution or forces the government to open up the economy, one thing for sure is that Venezuela's projected...

U.S forces deployed to assist Saudi Arabia for countering Houthi threat

News Analysis | The US support for Arab military coalition, currently carrying out bombing sorties over the Houthi rebels in Yemen, has moved passed the...

Pakistan Economy’s Progress Card

News Analysis | The  Finance Ministry of Pakistan has launched the Pakistan Economic Survey 2017-18, which claims that Pakistan has made great strides in reducing...

The founding of PTI: From an idea to a social revolution

Brigadier Samson Simon Sharaf | An objective commentary on Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would remain inconclusive without an understanding of the environment in which it was formed....

PML-N shames Nawaz Sharif, claims economy thrived under Khaqan Abbasi

News Analysis | The ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz apparently embarrassed its ‘Quaid for life’, Nawaz Sharif as it unveiled the Economic Survey on Thursday,...

Pakistan economy set to record fastest growth in 13 years

AFP | Pakistan's economy is set to record its fastest growth since 2005 during the current fiscal year, authorities said Thursday. But the projected 5.8 percent...

US-China trade tension dominates IMF gathering

AFP | Trade tensions between the United States and China, which threaten to spill over into the global economy, are dominating a gathering of world...

A Cashless Society? Indian ATMs face cash shortages

New Analysis | India’s cash machines are running dry as the country suffers a shortage of banknotes. The shortage has occurred less than 18 months...

Will the Chinese boycott McDonald’s?

AFP | The messages began to pop up on Chinese social media as the trade spat with the United States sizzled, urging people to boycott...

Xi vows to expand China economy as US trade war continues

AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday to lower car tariffs this year and take other steps to open the world's number two...

Pakistan effectively demonstrates its “Second Strike Capability”

News Analysis |   Pakistan conducted another successful test of indigenously developed Babur, Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM), having a range of 450 kms. The Missile...

What is meant by the fifth generation warfare & why Pakistanis...

Dr. Farrukh Saleem | GVS sat down with Dr. Farrukh Saleem to understand what he means by the fifth generation warfare and why Pakistanis need...

India fears becoming unwitting victim of Trump’s Trade war

News Analysis | Apex Indian trade association ASSOCHAM, on Sunday, said that if the tariff war between the United States and China escalates into a...

Seven decades of Pakistan

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...

Saudi Crown Prince’s first visit to US

News Analysis | Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS), the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, came to the US on Monday for his first ever visit to the...

Putin wins again

News Analysis | In an expected election result, Vladimir Putin, the incumbent President of the Russian Federation, has won the presidency again. He is all...

Book Review: Why is Homo Deus so thought provoking?

News Desk | Homo Deus is written in clear and easy-to-understand language. There are eleven chapters spread across three parts, with a sizable amount of...

America’s “Game Changer” approach for victory in Afghanistan

News Analysis | The US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, stated “victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating...

Trump Fires Tillerson

News Analysis | Donald Trump has fired his secretary of state Rex Tillerson and replaced him with Mike Pompeo, who was previously the CIA director....

Pakistan on its way to becoming a cashless economy

News Analysis | Like a number of other developed and developing countries in the world, Pakistan is also shifting towards a paperless, cashless economy. Paper...

China’s increases defense budget to $175 billion, three times higher than...

News Analysis | China has announced an increase in its defense expenditure to 8.1% of its GDP on March 5th, fixing its economic...

Pakistan manages to stay off terror financing watch list for three...

News Analysis | The Financial Action Task Force (FATC) member states failed to reach a consensus in Tuesday's meeting to put Pakistan on the global...

Businessmen term fuel price hike ‘bad move’ for PML-N

News Desk | The Businessmen Panel (BMP) expressed their disapproval of the price hike on the petrol and diesel products, which came into effect from...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

Should Pakistan have any positive expectations from the Foreign Secretary meetings...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua arrived in Kabul today for the first Pak-Afghan Joint working group meeting. Ms. Janjua led the delegation...

Long Term Plan (LTP) of CPEC is a mystery

 Raja Waqas Shabbir | Economic and financial stability is connected with political stability- was the much talked about statement of Army Chief Qamar Zaman Bajwa...

Exploiting Pakistan’s steel mills

Ikram Sehgal | Employing more than 40000 workers, Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) was a gigantic force-multiplier for employment downstream in directly contributing to the national...

Understanding Pakistan’s $210bn debt situation with former Finance Minister Dr Salman...

GVS News | Pakistan currently has $210bn in total debt which is close to 70 percent of its gross domestic product; external debt of over...

Is the Ayatollah serious about Islamic Revolutionary Guard divestments?

Andrew Korybko | The Ayatollah ordered the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s conventional military forces to divest their holdings in the economy....

Inclusive Development Index: Pakistan scores higher than India

News Analysis | Pakistan has been ranked at 47th place among emerging economies on the Inclusive Development Index, ahead of India at 62nd place. China,...

Iran: Protests and threat of renewed sanctions lead to revolutionary guard...

James M Dorsey | Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appears in the wake of recent anti-government protests to have put his weight behind President...

State Bank optimistic after forecast growth in economy

News Analysis | The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued a statement that the prospects for economic growth remain strong, noting that the economy...

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...

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