Between Dreams and Realities: A Political History of Pakistan

Hardcover | November 8, 2009

bySartaz Aziz

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This book contains a brief but illuminating record of the milestones and turning points in the political history of Pakistan.The book explores the basic causes of the failure of democracy in Pakistan and tries to demonstrate that only a genuine democratic dispensation and not military rule with a civilian facade can ensure Pakistan's survival as a viable federation. The author argues that the vitality of a nation comesnot only from economic progress and military might but also shared values, cultural heritage and social energy. The book offers an insider's view of the Pakistan economy. As Finance Minister under Mr. Nawaz Sharif, he was the main architect of many of the far reaching reforms introduced in the early 1990s. He describes in considerable detail how public policy is formulated in Pakistan. As Foreign Minister during the Kargil crisis of 1999, the author presents an authentic and fascinating account of that unfortunate episode in our history.

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This book contains a brief but illuminating record of the milestones and turning points in the political history of Pakistan.The book explores the basic causes of the failure of democracy in Pakistan and tries to demonstrate that only a genuine democratic dispensation and not military rule with a civilian facade can ensure Pakistan's s...

Sartaj Aziz was born in Mardan, North-West Frontier Province, and raised in Peshawar and Abbottabad. Educated at Islamia College, Lahore, Hailey College of Commerce, Lahore, and Harvard University in USA, he has had a distinguished career as a civil servant in Pakistan in the Ministry of Finance and the National Planning Commission. I...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:November 8, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195477189

ISBN - 13:9780195477184

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ForewordPreface1. Early Life2. Some Milestones in the History of Pakistan3. The Shattered Dream: 1947-19714. The Democratic Interlude under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: 1971-19775. Ziaul Haq and His Legacy: 1977-19856. Controlled Democracy under Junejo: 1985-19887. Benazir Bhutto as Prime Minister: 1988-19908. Nawaz Sharif and his Economic Reforms: 1990-19939. The Second Benazir Government: 1993-199610. The Perils of a Heavy Mandate: 1997-199911. The Foreign Office: A Melting Pot of Global Fault-lines12. The Kargil Crisis 199913. The Fourth Military Takeover: October 199914. Epilogue: Dreams Never DieIndex