Thursday, February 21, 2008

10 Years of Musharraf Rule ! Factoids !

Pakistan is a predominantly agricultural country transitioning to light and heavy industry, with over 65% of its population living in rural areas.

A growing population has put pressure on land, leading to urban migrations. But a narrow industrial base has not been able to absorb this workforce.
Since 2001, considerable direct foreign investment and remittances have bolstered Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves, stimulating high growth rates.
But most development has taken place in the services sector, with marginal impact on urban employment. The rural sector continues to lag behind.
Uneven development sees high inflation, especially for food. A widening trade gap threatens to draw down foreign exchange reserves and dampen GDP growth.

10 years of Musharraf rule has doubled the economy but at a huge cost of his party loosing elections. What went wrong ?

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