Pakistan's Economic & Social Development

Pakistan's Economic & Social Development

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Author: S Akbar Zaidi
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 108
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129105756


This book examines Pakistan's development in an historical context, with particular emphasis on the period following General Pervez Musharraf's coup in October 1999. It traces many of the important moments of Pakistan's economic evolution; for instance, after being ostracized from the comity of nations, which had various negative consequences on the economy, 9/11 allowed General Musharraf to return as the US's frontline coalition partner in its war against terror.

Questioning the claim that Pakistan has experienced a sustainable turn-around in its economy, the book argues that in order to achieve high and sustainable growth and development, Pakistan will need to put its domestic house in order and to concentrate on improving relations at the regional level, particularly with India.



The Structure of the Economy
Micro-economic Growth: Five Decades and Five Epochs
Social Development
Structural Reforms and the Impact of Globalization
Pakistan in South Asia
Recent Macro-economic Developments: 1998-2004
In Conclusion: The Domestic, Regional and Global Context