Pakistan: The Other Celebration

Pakistan, which also won its independence from Britain 20 years ago, was more in a mood for celebration. Though the predominantly Moslem nation of 105 million has, like India, suffered a two-year drought, Pakistan with fewer people to feed, has been hurt far less. And even though Pakistan is still poor and underdeveloped, its economy is healthy and growing. In fact, aided by a 9% increase in the output of its new heavy industries (shipbuilding, petrochemicals), Pakistan's gross national product is expected to rise 5.2% this year. Pakistani exports are doing so well on the world market that the...

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