Development in Pakistan Essay

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Pakistan is one country that was made after sacrificing thousands of lives along with many struggles. Sadly, those struggles didn’t just end after formation of this country. When it came to progressing as a country, Pakistan cycled through a number of phases of development through its beginning Political, Social and Economic crises. Perhaps, the main reason for the downfall of Pakistan’s development is a result of corrupt politicians that have scarred the country since its birth so shamelessly, who are only interested in maintaining their political power and securing the interests of the elite, as every politician that has had power in Pakistan was either the biggest landlord or the biggest Businessman. Having them as the representatives of Pakistan didn’t provide much for this democratic state. Repeated controversies that were raised over the issue of the national language, the role of Islam delayed constitution making and postponed general elections, thus putting Pakistan into a certain situation of uncertainty right from the start. Nonetheless, Pakistan had its fair share of highs and lows when it comes to development. After Britain pulled out of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947, a nation was made based on the fight for identity. Pakistan was made as a separate homeland for the Muslims of Indo-Pak Subcontinent. Therefore, since 1947, Pakistan has been established as a patriotic and independent nation. However, Pakistan has been passing through a major crisis now. Under US pressure, Pakistan’s army has launched major military operations against the Pakistani Taliban-it’s own citizens. Nearly 3 million people have been displaced from Swat-northern front of Pakistan. Despite of the fact that Pakistan was based on the basis of religion as a homeland for Indian Muslims, there is no consensus as to the role of Islam in state and society. Farzana Shaikh in her
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