Course Outline

  1. Pakistan’s economy recurring cycles of high and low economic growth since independence in 1947 and the measure that need to take to ensure a sustained growth in the future.
  2. The benefit from foreign direct investment for moving Pakistan’s economy forward.
  3. The existing taxation system in Pakistan, its weaknesses and the key elements of the requisite reform package for raising the tax GDP ratio to a desired level.
  4. Benefit from the huge and growing foreign remittance.
  5. Speeding up its development by increasing exports in general as well as to the countries in our neighborhood and the region.
  6. The origin and the nature of the crisis in the energy sector and the possible strategies to overcome it.
  7.  The socio-economic and political dimension of the economy today, the challenges it faces and the requisite policies for its revival / growth.

Reference Books

  1. 50 Years of Pakistan Economy, State Bank of Pakistan 2006.
  2. Amjad, Rashid and Burki, Javed. Pakistan: Moving the Economy Forward. Lahore School of Economics.
  3. Aslam, Chaudhary M. and Eatzaz A. (2004). Globalization: WTO and Economic Reforms in Pakistan, Feroz Sons, Lahore Pakistan
  4. Aslam, Chaudhry M. and Hameed, Abdul (1999). Human Resource Development and Management in Pakistan, Feroz Sons, Lahore, Pakistan
  5. Hussain, Ishrat. (1999). Pakistan: Economy of an Elitist State
  6. Ministry of Finance (Government of Pakistan) Economic Survey
  7. State Bank of Pakistan Annual and Quarterly Reports
  8. Troubled Times in the Age of Extremes published by Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad. 2006
  9. Zaidi, S. Akbar. Issues in Pakistan’s Economy. (Latest eds.).