Inspiring Leadership, Relentless Innovation: Meet Ayesha Dhedhi, Pakistan’s Youngest Female CEO in Real Estate

Given the importance of the construction industry in providing jobs and helping economic growth, the government recently launched a construction package – do you think this is sufficient to kick start the sector after Corona? It was a historical package announced for the first time in Pakistan. I think it was a great support by… Continue reading Inspiring Leadership, Relentless Innovation: Meet Ayesha Dhedhi, Pakistan’s Youngest Female CEO in Real Estate

Special Feature: Karachi, a metropolis betrayed

The country watched in horror as Karachi the country’s largest city was awash with water – over 40 people dead from the worst floods Karachi has faced in a century. Definitely, the worst since 1931 – when records started. People lost everything they had worked for all their lives, cars, motorcycles, and much more floated… Continue reading Special Feature: Karachi, a metropolis betrayed

‘Karachi needs permanent solutions’: An interview with former mayor Waseem Akhtar

GVS: What are your thoughts on the Karachi transformation plan? Waseem Akhtar: We had a press conference regarding the transformation committee, and how it plans to execute the development of Karachi, which had been pending for a long time. It is a good gesture, a good way forward by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. This… Continue reading ‘Karachi needs permanent solutions’: An interview with former mayor Waseem Akhtar

Ensuring Food Security in Pakistan

Over the last few years, Pakistan has seen a drastic decline in the production of staple crops, such as wheat, rice and cotton, due to natural disasters, volatile security situation and low economic growth. As a result, the national nutrition survey 2018 points out that an estimated 37 percent of the population faces food insecurity.… Continue reading Ensuring Food Security in Pakistan

Editorial Periscope: Karachi, a Metropolis Betrayed

We write these lines with mixed feelings of pain, hope and anxiety. “Karachi A Metropolis Betrayed” is one of our main themes in this month’s issue. Businessmen and common citizens alike repeatedly call us from Pakistan’s largest city and assert that “you must raise voice to save Karachi from a sure slow death”. It is… Continue reading Editorial Periscope: Karachi, a Metropolis Betrayed

Intra Afghan Talks: Many a Slip between the cup and lips

Taliban, on the other hand, see no real place in any future set up for the likes of Saleh, Qanooni, Mohaqiq, Dostum and Sayyaf. This guarantees a perpetuation of hostilities as it becomes evident that President Ghani and his ilk now look up to regional warlords as a bulwark against Taliban and as a guarantee… Continue reading Intra Afghan Talks: Many a Slip between the cup and lips

Indo-Pakistani 1965 War: Battle of Chawinda

  The battle of Chawinda marked the largest clash of armour since the great tank battles of World War 2. Pakistan’s actions at Chawinda were akin to the defensive battles fought by German Wehrmacht and SS-Panzer formations as they sought to counter Soviet armour-infantry breakthroughs in Eastern Ukraine by numerically superior forces in early 1943.… Continue reading Indo-Pakistani 1965 War: Battle of Chawinda

Netflix’s Cliched Superhero Story Is Too Weak To Be Powerful

By now Netflix has really cemented that its slate of action films, will always be a cut above TV movies but remain marginally inferior to mainstream box office releases. This is complicated by the glossy high budget look of the films. Netflix seems eager to ensure that their films certainly look the part of well… Continue reading Netflix’s Cliched Superhero Story Is Too Weak To Be Powerful