This book seeks to discover economic indicators of growth and relate them to socio-political developments in Pakistan from 1947 to 1971. A second volume will cover the period 1971-1982.
This is a deiligent, scholarly and sober book which is not inhibit-ed by radical rhetoric or purple passages. It will act as a useful methodological and theoretical corrective to the economic view of Pakistan usually derived from Western — or Western trained economists.
This book contains the results of a series of studies undertaken in Baldia Township, Karachi. The first chapter summarizes theoretical issues as, for example, the question of the displacement of people as a possible side-effect of legalization and upgrading of settlements. Chapter two describes Karachi’s main features, its housing problem and government housing policies. The third chapter places Baldia in perspective and the project’s scope of activities. Chapters four and five present and analyse the main findings of the survey, touching on demographic aspects, housing and services and the project’s financial consequences for the inhabitants of Baldia. The last chapters present the main conclusions and recommendations of the project. ISBN: 9694020123 Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS