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Shahid Hussain Raja

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in Jhelum, Pakistan
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Shahid Hussain Raja Idea for writing about the history of economic development of Pakistan came into mind when I wrote a two-piece article about the development experienc…moreIdea for writing about the history of economic development of Pakistan came into mind when I wrote a two-piece article about the development experience of Pakistan’s first military regime which ruled the country for a decade from 1958 to 1968. It was published in two instalments in the now defunct daily newspaper ‘The Muslim’ in the last week of September, 1979 and was appreciated for its condensation of the debate about the policies pursued during the Ayub regime and their short term and long term consequences. I intended to follow it up by writing a similar long form essays about the successive periods of Pakistan’s development history. However due to paucity of time at my disposal during the service I could not complete this exercise.

After my retirement I started working on it and its first volume is in front of you in the form of a short book about the six decades of history of economic development of Pakistan. It will be followed by volume two in which I will discuss the challenges Pakistan is facing in general and its political economy in particular and how far it can respond to those challenges as well as a plan of action to do so.

Free from unnecessary jargon, notes and graphs, it is in between an article which you can read in one sitting and a book for which you need many days. Although I have written this book primarily for the students of development studies and general readers but others also, may be economists, students, policy makers and public servants can find it useful as a short handy book which attempts to chart the 60 years of the journey of a post-colonial state in the backdrop of changing global perspectives. Specifically, it tries to raise some questions- what went wrong and what worked during the development process of a post-colonial state, and ends with the lessons learnt which provide guidelines for countries struggling to improve the quality of life of their citizens.(less)
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“I looked back to see if she was looking back to see me look back. She didn’t. Suddenly a thick layer of mist covered her and I only saw a silhouette in black moving away from me. Slowly it turned into a shadow and then a dot. Strong wind blew the fog. She had gone from my life like the way she came.”
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“Every event has a context, the peculiar situation obtaining on ground at that particular moment in history, which gives the specific causes responsible for that event greater relevance than at any other point in time. Without understanding this context, it is not possible to determine the relative significance or otherwise of these specific causes.”
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“Story of Pakistan’ development makes an interesting reading-how a country with lot of baggage of underdevelopment and sets of contradictions and constraints, keeps on stumbling from phase to phase, adopting with religious fervour the mainstream globally accepted development ideas, policies and strategies, which are current at that time. From exclusive emphasis on growth and trickle down of 1960s, she took a U-turn and tried to redistribute the fruits of growth in 1970s.Failing miserably in this endeavour which resulted in an expanded state capitalism; she started denationalizing everything in the following decades and adopted the new mantra of liberalization. She is now struggling to remove poverty in the midst of glaring extravagance of certain classes to avoid bursting at the seams of society.”
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