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Pakistan : a country study

Author: Peter R Blood
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [1995]
Series: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : 6th edView all editions and formats

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Washington, DC : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, [1995]
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Blood
ISBN: 0844408344 9780844408347
OCLC Number: 32394669
Notes: "Research completed April 1994."
Supercedes the 1984 ed. of Pakistan : a country study, edited by Richard F. Nyrop.
Description: xlv, 398 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Early civilizations --
Islam in India --
The Mughal period --
Company rule --
The British Raj. The forward policy ; The seeds of Muslim nationalism ; Beginnings of self-government ; The two nations theory ; Toward partition --
Independent Pakistan. Problems at independence ; Constitutional beginnings ; Early foreign policy ; Collapse of the parliamentary system --
The Ayub Khan era. Basic democracies ; The 1962 constitution ; Ayub Khan's foreign policy and the 1965 war with India --
Yahya Khan and Bangladesh --
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and a new constitutional system --
Zia ul-Haq and military domination, 1977-88 --
Pakistan and the world during the Zia regime --
Physical environment. Boundaries ; Topography and drainage ; Climate ; Pollution and environmental issues ; National conservation goals --
Population. Population distribution and density ; Population planning policies and problems ; Migration and growth of major cities ; Impact of migration to the Persian Gulf countries ; Repercussions of the war in Afghanistan --
Social structure. Traditional kinship patterns ; Linguistic and ethnic groups ; Men, women, and the division of space ; The status of women and the women's movement --
Religious life. Basic tenets of Islam ; Islam in Pakistani society ; Politicized Islam ; Non-Muslim minorities --
Education. Structure of the system ; Female education ; Reform efforts --
Health and welfare. Maternal and child health ; Health care policies and developments ; Special problems: smoking, drugs, and AIDS ; Zakat as a welfare system --
Prospects for social cohesion --
Structure of the economy --
The role of government. Policy developments since independence ; Development planning --
Finance. Budget ; Fiscal administration ; Monetary process --
Foreign economic relations. Foreign aid ; Foreign trade ; External debt --
Labor --
Agriculture. Land use ; Irrigation ; Drainage ; Farm ownership and land reform ; Cropping patterns and production ; Livestock ; Forestry ; Fishing --
Industry. Manufacturing ; Construction ; Energy ; Mining and quarrying --
Services. Transportation ; Telecommunications ; Tourism --
Constitutional and political inheritance. Independence ; Role of Islam ; Regional and ethnic factors ; The civil service ; The military --
Early political development. Early constitutional building, 1947-58 ; Ayub Khan, 1958-69 ; Yahya Khan, 1969-71 ; Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, 1971-77 ; Zia ul-Haq, 1977-88 --
Constitutional and government structure. President ; Parliament and federal government ; Provincial governments ; Judiciary --
Political dynamics. Muslim League ; Islami Jamhoori Ittehad ; Jamaat-i-Islami ; Pakistan People's Party ; Muhajir Qaumi Mahaz ; Awami National Party ; Jamiat-ul-Ulami-i-Islam ; Tekrik-i-Istiqlal --
Political developments since Zia. The first government of Benazir Bhutto ; The caretaker government of Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi ; The government of Nawaz Sharif ; President Ghulam Ishaq Khan as power broker ; The "silent revolution": a year of political struggle ; The caretaker government of Moeen Qureshi ; Benazir Bhutto returns --
The media --
Foreign policy. India ; Other South Asian countries ; China ; Middle East ; The United States and the West ; International organizations --
The armed services: a historical perspective. The colonial background ; The formation of Pakistan --
Pakistan's evolving security dilemma. Survival in a harsh environment ; The United States alliance ; The army assumes control ; Collapse of Pakistan's security system ; The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 ; The military reasserts itself ; Pakistani becomes a frontline state ; The armed forces in a new world order --
The armed services. Constitutional basis and missions ; Defense strategy ; Ministry of defence ; Army and paramilitary forces ; Navy ; Air force ; Personnel and training ; Uniforms, ranks, and insignia ; Military production ; Budget ; Military justice ; Foreign security relationships ; The role of Islam --
Internal security. Role and structure of the security forces ; Character of the security forces ; Crime ; Narcotics ; Courts and criminal procedure ; Prisons ; Islamic provisions ; Emergency provisions ; Subversion and civil unrest.
Series Title: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-48.
Responsibility: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Peter R. Blood.
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