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PhD Transfer Programs: HEC greets US delegation

News Desk | The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan in its commitment to enhancing the quality, access, and relevance of research in the higher education...

Education: A luxury afforded by the rich

Faria Zeeshan | Can this society ever change for the better for those countless deprived souls who barely survive each day? Will it ever change...

3 steps advised by BNU’s dean that could strengthen Pakistan’s economy

Dr. Hafeez Pasha | A few years back, when Pakistan was under the umbrella of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program from the year 2013...

What are Tehreek-e-Labbaik’s chances in 2018 elections?

News Analysis | Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TYLRA) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi recently announced that his party will contest in the upcoming 2018 general elections....

Stand Up, Speak Out

Farheen Ali Khan | “It’s summer. You have three months, you should take cooking classes,” my uncle uttered to me, while telling my brother to...

Is Imran Khan’s 11-points agenda really a roadmap for Naya Pakistan?

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) organized the ‘mother of all Jalsas’ at the historic Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore with "dou nahi, aik Pakistan" being the main...

Pakistan’s Education: Lack of Critical Thinking?

Taimoor Khan | ‘Your assignments and exams will be assessed, keeping in mind how critically you have done your research and presented your ideas on...

Are People really losing trust in state institutions?

News Analysis | Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), has yet again criticized Pakistani politicians of being corrupt and dishonest.  Khan is in London these...

Silencing critics: Chief Justice turns judicial jet towards KPK

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisa,r arrived in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital city, Peshawar on Thursday. CJP inspected different hospitals and a...

Why Libraries need a new narrative

Umar Sheraz | Libraries as depositories of knowledge have been part of human history for thousands of years and it is difficult to locate any...

Starbuck to shut stores for one day in US to spread...

AFP | Starbucks will close stores and corporate offices across the United States on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education," the company announced Tuesday, following...

Imran Khan and Malala Yousafzai: The “World’s Most Popular”

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Chairman, Imran Khan, and youngest noble laureate Malala Yousafzai have made it to the top 20 list of most popular...

Digital Literacy in the 21st century Pakistan

Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq | We see and hear the phrase “21st century” almost everywhere. Perhaps the term has become so ubiquitous that it has lost...

Malala visits Swat amidst mixed feelings

News Analysis |   Malala Yousafzai has visited her home town in Swat for the first time following the Taliban attack on her in 2012. Malala...

Democracy and education: The indivisible duo

Maham Gillani | Democracy has certain prerequisites, foremost among them is education. Quality education is the only tool that can inculcate democratic values in the...

Malala visits Pakistan for the first time in six years

News Analysis | Malala Yousafzai has come to visit Pakistan for the first time after six years. She arrived in Islamabad in the early hours...

How to use a mind map to organize your life

Karol Krol | To say I’m a big fan of mind mapping would be a massive understatement. In fact, I use mind maps every day, both for...

Pakistan: Education can be a strategic investment

Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq | Education is fundamental to development and growth. Access to education, which is a basic human right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of...

A Candid Discussion with Governor Sindh

GVS Magazine Desk | GVS sat down with Muhammad Zubair Umar, Sindh’s 32nd Governor, to understand the complexities of the province and of Pakistan’s largest...

Australia and ASEAN: More loopholes than Swiss cheese

News Analysis | Australia’s Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP hosted Australia’s first-ever summit with ASEAN on Australian soil on March 17-18, 2018. He...

Pakistan approves another 34 projects under CPEC

News Analysis | The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Monday approved 34 projects worth Rs.365 billion under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Five projects...

Orange Train: When a government’s priorities doesn’t match people’s needs!

Farrukh Saleem | The government of Punjab is spending Rs 162 billion for the transportation of 250,000 residents of Lahore. Question: How much is Rs 162...

Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to UK resulted in protests on Yemen...

News Analysis | Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) paid his first global visit on March 7, 2018 to Britain. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

How to be free from constraints?

Natalie Sisson | I’d like you to imagine waking up tomorrow with no limitations whatsoever. How would you spend your day? Who would you spend it with? Where in...

International Women’s Day: GVS pays tribute to Madr-e-Millat, Fatima Jinnah

News Desk | A leading founder amongst the giants in the creation of Pakistan and a walking distillation of these words. Fatima Jinnah graduated as...

Pakistani mountain climber Samina Baig appointed UNDP goodwill ambassador

News Desk | Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig has been appointed as the United Nation Development Programme's goodwill ambassador to Pakistan on Monday. Samina Baig is the first...

Quality reforms to empower public education

Aisha Sarwari | Out of those Pakistanis who complete five years of primary school, only half are literate. Moreover, in rural areas just over two-fifths...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

48% of Pakistani Women have no say in their health matters

News Analysis | A United Nations Report titled “Turning Promises into Action- Agenda 2030” has been released revealing disturbing statistics that demonstrate how far behind...

Malala honored with mural painting in India

News Desk | The youngest Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai was recently honored with a mural painting in India for ardently speaking for the right...

Is Nawaz really a threat to democracy?

News Analysis | Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have accused ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif of attempting to derail democracy. PPP senior leaders criticized...

Malala takes sly dig at Trump during feminism speech at WEF

News Desk | The young activist from Pakistan Malala Yousafzai delivered a powerful statement on feminism recently at the Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum...

Zainab’s murderer caught: Are our children safe now?

Omer Aftab | Zainab’s murderer is caught and will be dealt with the course of law. So should all the parents be comfortable and fearless...

Banning primary education in English might backfire on Iran

Andrew Korybko | Iran banned the teaching of English in both government and non-government primary schools. The decree comes after a week of protests at...

Promise delivered! KP education rankings come out on top

Aisha Sarwari | The success of policymaking is rooted in collection and analysis of relevant data. It provides evidence to make sound decisions especially in...

Time to stop being duped by the private education industry

Aisha Sarwari | Private education is a billion-rupee industry in Pakistan. It is a perceived national consensus that public education is not even half as...

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