International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Illusive and Regressive Globalization: Issues and Challenges for Pakistan’s Economy
Muhammad Iqbal Anjum

In a mesmerizing scenario of the aura of glamorous globalization, Pakistan has entered the 21st century with ambivalent presentiment of hope and gloom in the context of realizing globalization-based economic development. Globalization is indeed the most fashionable current issue in the whole world. It is also an irrefutable fact that the movement of globalization has been universally condemned by the global masses. In this background, globalization stands out both as the burning global and national current economic issue from the point of view of development of Pakistan. Pakistan’s ever-continuing status as a low income country, along with her serious problems of unsustainable economic growth performance and perpetual debt crises which have culminated into growing stagflation and increasing incidence of poverty even in the contemporary regime of globalization, has become a prime cause of the widespread disillusionment and skepticism of Pakistani masses about globalization. In this scenario, globalization’s illusive agenda and regressive outcomes in Pakistan merit serious attention, objective analysis and befitting policy response. Therefore, while aiming at the portrayal of the nature and dynamics of globalization, this proposed paper envisages a focus on the analysis of multidimensional impact of globalization on Pakistan in order to identify the modern ideological, socioeconomic, political and strategic challenges confronted by her due to the contemporary onslaught of globalization. In this context, it also explores the prospects of the inevitable Islamic way out.

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