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Although Pakistan achieved independence in 1947, it has still not succeeded in integrating its diverse peoples into a nation, as its short yet turbulent history vividly demonstrates.
The nation’s search for stability is traced in this new introduction to Pakistan’s political, economic and social development.
New chapters detail political developments since 1991, including the elections of 1993 and 1996. Particular attention is paid to economic changes, including the financial crisis that led to the fall of Benazir Bhutto’s government in 1996.
Also included is an extensive analysis of the nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan, an issue of global concern.