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    reason pakistan falling behind india

    pakistan used to be rich compared to india
    now due to runaway population growth and wrong policy of unnecessary and expensive confrontation with india pakistan sliding in to economic mess. also involvemt in afghanistan created refugees for pakistan and
    misery for afghan people.

    following article examines the economic
    decline of pakistan

    Economic growth or Jihad


    By Kunwar Idris


    Every government in Pakistan ends in failure after initial promise of success. At its heart always lay, as
    it does now, the intellectual failure of the elite. The burden of poverty and deprivation that follows is
    left to be borne by the common man. The elite revels as much in national failure as in success.

    This failure in the decade of nineties became catastrophic. It ravaged not the economy alone but the
    established values and procedures which were the mainstay of our public affairs.

    In this wider context the argument between the governor of the State Bank, Dr Ishrat Husain, and
    former finance minister, Sartaj Aziz, on the rate of economic growth over half a percentage point is of
    little significance. The nineties may be remembered not for the diminished rate of growth but for the
    damage inflicted on the administrative machinery which has made it incapable of regaining the lost time
    and ground even when the world economic environment and political attitudes towards Pakistan turn
    more favourable.

    That is not to understate the setback suffered by the economy and pride of the country during the
    decade dominated by the feuding politicians. In its closing stages India overtook Pakistan in per capita
    income. Now an average Indian, whose actual buying power is $392 (about Rs 23,500), is richer than
    a Pakistani.

    The Indian economy is growing at seven per cent and is forecast to rise to nine per cent next year.
    Pakistan's actual growth and forecast is not even half of that. We lost of India in democracy at the
    very beginning, then in military combat half way through and now are left behind in the economic race
    as well. And yet we always felt pity overlaid with contempt for the meek, miserly baniya and still think
    of liberating its oppressed people.

    In the world poverty ranking Pakistan's position has fallen through the last decade from 94 to 159.
    With 2.3 per cent of the world population it has only 0.2 per cent of its income.

    The real and lasting damage in the nineties, however, lay in the super session of the institutions by
    individuals. The damage to the economy showed up in aggravated poverty and unemployment.
    Injustice and insecurity caused by the authoritative personal governance hurt more deeply but less
    visibly.

    The rules and procedures for investment, public or private, in our system are well defined. No
    expenditure is incurred unless the project proposal is professionally scrutinized for its feasibility and
    approved by the cabinet or the National Economic Council on the recommendation of their executive
    committees and development working parties which meet at short, regular intervals.

    In the appraisal and implementation of Nawaz Sharif's costly and ill-fated motorway and yellow cab
    projects these committees played little or no role at all. The motorway was built because Nawaz
    Sharif so desired. By distributing duty-free vehicles against unsecured bank loans he created a cadre
    of loyalists but damaged the banks and industry both.

    The motorway carries not even one-tenth of the traffic it is designed to carry. It caused no qualms,
    only jest. Nawaz Sharif was then quoted as saying that Shershah Suri was still remembered for his
    Grand Trunk Road; the money spent on it was quickly forgotten. So would it be with Nawaz Sharif's
    motorway. Another less charitable motive attributed to him for building the roadway was to have a
    road wide and smooth enough for his fleet of fast and fancy cars.

    Such anecdotes apart, it is absolutely certain that the two projects would never have been approved
    had the mandatory procedure in determining their economic feasibility and priority in the allocation of
    resources been followed.

    The costly precedent set by Nawaz Sharif was followed by Benazir Bhutto in approving the private
    power projects. Hidden cells of apparatchiks replaced the specialist forums to sanction generation
    capacity in excess of need at a high cost which later led to protracted disputes and bankruptcy of the
    country's derelict power network.

    The home-grown experts and the comeback kids from international banking can still rehabilitate the
    economy provided the government of the day, through its policies and outlook, creates an atmosphere
    conducive to it. Most of the time it appears acting to the contrary.

    The major thrust of such a policy should be the creation of a moderate tolerant society in which the
    law and rights are respected. The trend is towards the reverse. Extremism is gaining ground. We have
    chosen to support a jihad in Afghanistan which has become a metaphor for displacement and death
    through violence, hunger and cold and at the same time has given a free run of our own country to the
    armed militants.

    The blunt truth must be recognized that the country can wage jihad either against poverty and inequity
    at home or for nebulous, controversial causes abroad, not both. The choice, as always, rests with the
    elite, not with the common man. The let-down this time may prove fatal.



    #2
    no one is here to support jehad ... because it is more important than any thing....
    He was a self made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
    - Author on Cargill in 'Catch 22'

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      #3
      This article is a fake, i read it and it has mistakes that a 10 year old won't make. But any ways what you said is for some part a reality. We can fix problems if we realize there are problems. And i think pakistan knows it got a huge problem.

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        #4
        Originally posted by TAZZ:
        This article is a fake, i read it and it has mistakes that a 10 year old won't make. But any ways what you said is for some part a reality. We can fix problems if we realize there are problems. And i think pakistan knows it got a huge problem.
        Now that is a realistic attitude, thumbs up! India has to fix its problems too. Hope we both will, soon.

        People with these kinda attitude, among the ones who cannot think beyond an imagined Islamic supremacy, are my sole motivation to be here in this forum. Tazz, thanks for being that!

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          #5
          I agree kumar... tazz is rare... btw are you from india ? you seem south indian ...

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            #6
            All indian ever want to do is Pakistan bashing. U guys feel some sadeistic pleasure or something. Sad!

            Be it somehing good or bad, the bashing never stops. U guys seriously talk too much about BS. Getting articles from here there and everywhere, written by obviously Indian. If the same topic is discussed constructivly, maybe someone will learn something.

            What you guys are saying is:
            Pakistan is alwasy wrong! That is not the way to go about it. How do u even think that someone will agree with you when all u try to do is put them down. Its not about India, Pakistan anymore, its about venting anger. I could get u an equivalent number of 'articles' on indians messing up, especially in Kashmir. India has the problem, not pakistan. Its true that Pakistan's foreign policy is responsible, but nonetheless its Indias problem. The way things are going the indian muslims dont look very happy especially with the BJP. Its a ticking time bomb. Be carefull, 140 million indian which dont fell indian any more in india is not a pretty sight. You people should stop worrying about our problems, u have plenty of your own!

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              #7
              topewala this is written in dawn by wise
              pakistani. fundamental problem is majority of peopple does even want to question military
              elite about its policy towards india. nothing is questionable if it is done under the guise of religen.

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                #8
                I think pakistan used to be poor at the time of independence i.e. 4 PhD doctors, 2 factories altogether and no funds even no military equipment. From there to grow richer as you said even richer than India is an achievement.

                Problem is not Jihad is the corruption and plundering by the politicians which you will be well aware of in India as well.

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                I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

                Khalil Gibran

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                  #9
                  Pakistan was fast
                  losing its position in international politics as compared to India. India's role in the international
                  politics was becoming more important due to growth of its economy and importance of strategical
                  position with reference to China.

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                    #10
                    where is india when compared with china..?
                    Pakistan is still richer then india in terms
                    of per capita regradless of what this article
                    reads...and slowly but surely economic
                    situation is getting better there.
                    There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the end the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. --Napoleon Bonaparte

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                      #11
                      Its not about questioning the military elite. The public everywhere is stupid. They belive everything that is told to them. The problem for the indians is that Pakistan CAN NOT leave kashmir alone. This will be like stabbing the kashmiris in the back. If somebody is being treated bad by a bully wont anyone in their sane mond try to help out! That is pakistans role, helping the kashmiris out. The public support the kashmiri situation. As long as the army does not take their fundamental rights, politically the army is doing fine. As for the economic situation, the stability is a lot higher, economic policies are sound, financial situation is improving, have started selling arms into the international market. I see things are better then the policies of Nawaz Sharif and Bhutto.

                      Get this bit straight,

                      THE ECONMIC SITUATION IS IMPROVING!!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by rvikz:
                        Pakistan was fast
                        losing its position in international politics as compared to India. India's role in the international
                        politics was becoming more important due to growth of its economy and importance of strategical
                        position with reference to China.
                        Rvzik,
                        Talk to any educated Indians ,the first think they admit is it is useles to compare Pakistan with India.India is 10 tinmes more in population area,resourceses & evrything.BUT still Pakistan which was pedicted by Patel Nehru & other congressites that it was bound to collapse ,so they temporarily agreed knowing they will join together.The greatest dissappointment of the PUNDITS was that there wish & jyotsi vidya didnt come true.Pakistan continued to survive was miracle!
                        Pakistan ,At the partition could NOT have been poorer.Nizam of Hyderabad,who wanted to join Pakistan was Militarily annexed to India by the ARMY fighting with feeble razakars of Nizam.Nizam gave all his savings left in London,to run the country for few months as start up for payment of govt employees.Of course Nizam lost much more to Indian govt. as it was annexed FORCEIBLY AGAINST the will of the NIZAM.THen paradoxically & hypocritically ,they give the annexation of Kashmir by Hari Singh as a mandate for possesion of kashmir,by the SAME ARGUMENT THAT HYDERABAD should have gone to Pakistan!,Isnt that called 'Chit bhi mere Pat bhi mere'.India is a loser b/c its credibility in major issues like Goa,Hyderabad,Mc Mohon Line with China,are all self serving .Only that part of India which was BRITISH india on 15 th august 47 is India ,Kashmir,Hyderabad,& all princely states was usurped by default.
                        Coming back to modern pakistan,indeed both India &Pakistan have come a long way from 47 to become nuclear powersEQUALLY.Despite its 1/10 th size India in foreign county is considered siblings of same indian subcontinent.Even usa dont care whether India has more female doc than any other country or 100 ipo companies are started by indian origin engineer with Education in American institution.Its good for Americas economy ,tax base &free boost of graduates from India ,given post graduate education here to put to use here.Is that any benfit to india?So Pakistan dont have 5 iit feeding Silicon valley with so many Engineers & medical colleges feeding American,.Medicaide & medicare health care services.Is it better for india to improve nursing home care? of older veterans of korean vietnam & ww2 jawans instead of those who get killed by mujahdeen for foolish reaasoning of lok sabha & Rajya sabha ,cabinets in Delhi.
                        If you look at the bottom line india is bleeding --more with 500,000 fat sallaried col & gen & captains fighting handfull of guerella voluntary much cheaper to maintain force by Pakistan. All for what ,just to save false 'atm samman like Amit ,in Mohobbatein GUR KUL.??Unfortunately India mostly the active policy makeres (im not blaming All (50% )of indians only the fanatics) who r blinded by false delusion of persecution imagined thousand years ago blinding them with hatred for all muslims.distrust demonizatin,unyielding ATAL stubborn egotisical maniacal sterness refusing to negotiate or talk or ceasfire truly.

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                        "jo kHat main kahte they apni jaan mujhko
                        aaj kHat likhne main unki jaan jaati hai .....

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                          #13
                          if pakistan ignored india and concentrted
                          on economy it would have been economic miracle. that is fundamental point.
                          pakistan exists because india exists.
                          pakistan is anti-indian state rather than state for pakistni people

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by rvikz:
                            if pakistan ignored india and concentrted
                            on economy it would have been economic miracle. that is fundamental point.
                            pakistan exists because india exists.
                            pakistan is anti-indian state rather than state for pakistni people
                            Rvikz,

                            May be even for the moment granted Pakistan is playing on India ,why does 10 tims larger,BIG sized like to play with its own size china ,russia,usa,europe, but like a sissy finds it easier to play with much smaller size Pakistan.
                            In our school ,the big hulk who were not good enough tp play with thee own size bulied into our younger kids team & spoilt all the fun ,like India has been doing throwing its weight of over size rather than talent.



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                            "jo kHat main kahte they apni jaan mujhko
                            aaj kHat likhne main unki jaan jaati hai .....

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                              #15
                              State Bank of Pakistan lowers GDP forecast below 4 percent:

                              Karachi, 26 February: State Bank of Pakistan today made a downward revision of economic growth forecast below 4 percent, lower than the 4.5 percent for the fiscal year 2001 it had previously projected in its annual report. State Bank of Pakistan today warned that an acute shortage of water had badly hit the agriculture sector with negative implications for the government's overall economic growth targets. "Slow agricultural growth, higher oil prices in international market, weak rupee and a slowing down U.S. economy would have negative impact on Pakistan's growth," State Bank of Pakistan said in its review of the economy for the second quarter (October-December).

                              Source: DAWN

                              [This message has been edited by kumarakn (edited February 26, 2001).]

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