Pakistan`s Economic Journey, Need for A New Paradigm


Economics and peoples’ decisions related to this important sphere of life play a pivotal role in human life. This fact remains true, irrespective of the differences of time, space and the levels of decision making – be it individual, family, national or a scale as large as global. Increasing connectivity, especially in this time of globalization surge, has further reinforced the phenomenon. The economic decisions which are made at any point, directly or indirectly reflect on all other levels as well, in one way or the other. In spite of this significance of human behaviors in routine lives in economy-related matters, it remains to be a fact that a large number of people know very little about the subject’s dynamics.

Author: Fasihuddin, Fasih Uddin
ISBN: 9789694481760
Binding: Paperback, 306, Pages
Published Year: 2018
Language: English

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Even many experts who are generally very expressive and analytical over diverse matters, rightfully admit their lack of knowledge about economics. In this backdrop, Pakistan’s Economic Journey – Need For A New Paradigm has been prepared with two objectives in view. First, it should serve as a policy document: suggesting a future strategy for Pakistan after technically reviewing the 70 years economic journey of the country, and second, articulating and presenting all the concerning issues in such a way that they remain easy to comprehend even for the common readers. In line with the given objectives, each chapter of the book starts with an introduction which explains the important concepts relevant to the subject along with their backdrop and the contemporary debates over those concepts, and finally the presentation of Pakistan’s scenario in the given context. Hence the book is not only useful for economic experts, but also for the students as well as for those having general interest in the subject. The book consists of 19 chapters. Each deliberates upon important aspects of economy such as Paradigm for Development, Industry, Inflation, Public Finance, Human Resource Development, Poverty & Economic Disparity, WTO and Globalization etc. Despite having its individual identity, discussion in each chapter has obvious linkages with other chapters, and this albeit may give an impression of repetition at times, still does not look odd, given the book’s overall scheme. The book was first published in 2006. Three editions of the book have been published since then, including a Chinese translated version that was published by Pakistan Study Centre, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. The statistics presented in the earlier editions of the book have changed considerably during this time, the general trends of the country’s economy however have still remained somewhat unchanged. This revised edition contains latest statistics at many places. In addition, the book at the end also contains the graphical representations of statistics over important topics covering the period of 1951-2018. These graphs will be especially enticing for the people having interest in updated statistical data. The key message of the book is based on the paradigm that is given in the chapter 19. As a matter of fact, the paradigm not only provides guidance for improvement in Pakistan’s economic state, but also for the global economy in general. Fasih Uddin, the author of the book, is a longstanding member of IPS’ Governing Body and National Academic Council. We, on behalf of the Institute, pray for him and are profoundly grateful to him for taking out time and putting in extra effort for this revised edition of the book despite facing health problems.

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Weight 0.73 kg
Dimensions 28.1 × 21.8 × 1.7 cm