Pakistan under the Military: 11 Years of Zia-ul-Haq by Shahid Javed Burki, Craig Baxter |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Pakistan under the Military: 11 Years of Zia-ul-Haq

Pakistan under the Military: 11 Years of Zia-ul-Haq

by Shahid Javed Burki, Craig Baxter

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The military regime of Zia ul-Haq began as an ostensible emergency response to allegations of election-rigging by the Bhutto government in 1977. It was meant to last 90 days--instead it endured for over 11 years. This book analyzes the political, economic, legal, and administrative structures of Pakistan as they were formed and transformed by Zia. Includes a chronology, biographical sketches of key figures, and an extensive bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Westview Press
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Westview Special Studies on South and Southeast Asia
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Shahid Javed Burki was educated at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and at Harvard University as a Mason Fellow. Burki’s career at the World Bank began in 1974 with appointment as senior economist of the Policy Planning and Program Review Department. In 1982 he was appointed director of the International Relations Department, and later served as director of the China Department. He then began a two-year stint as Finance and Planning Minister of the Pakistani government. Burki was a also member of the care-taker government that took office following the dismissal of Ms. Bhutto; he was in charge of the portfolios of finance, planning and economic affairs. Mr. Burki has since re-joined the World Bank as vice-president of the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office.Burki has written extensively on the political economy of both China and Pakistan. Craig Baxter is professor emeritus of politics and history at Juanita College.Yogendra Malik is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Akron.Charles Kennedy is professor of political science at Wake Forest University.Robert Oberst is associate professor of political science at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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