Economic development: Toward Pakistan’s potential

By Kashif Rustamani

Looking at Pakistan’s current situation I see it a vantage point of Pakistan’s policy makers to think more locally and perhaps at national level too. My concerns are here about how a better security can open up ways and paths toward development of country and particularly for local people. If we give a chance to foreign country investors and provide the full fledge security in Pakistan to run their businesses, firms, and units such as Chinese investing in Pakistan mega project CPEC. Allowing the investors in our own country for sake of betterment and bolstering the economic conditions of Pakistan in terms of business and trade. By this we can get best out of our internal structures of public and private sectors along with the law and enforcements sectors.

Promising to other countries for their better security in Pakistan, and not only the selected districts and cities, but also in the remote and rural areas of country, where we find most of countries precious resources either unused or not discovered yet. This will affect the overall security measures in Pakistan at interior and urban level, because providing security to foreign nationalities is mandatory and more accountable than the people of own state. In seek of providing security to foreign nationalities the law makers will think of tightening the security of overall state.

Tightening security of state will automatically reduce crime, robbery, terrorism and other factors which are effecting the wellbeing of people of Pakistan and in turn will raise the economic conditions of state.

Foreign investors not only bring their business here, but will also raise the number of tourist in Pakistan twice than now and as well as other industries will be motivated toward investing in Pak. If one country is investing Pakistan, there will be more awareness of the respective country’s people about the Pakistan, this way people will not find any abstruse idea of not going to country surely they will try to reach in vacations with lot of tourism. By this the conditions of country will increase in terms of development and security. Security is being most curial part in development of any nation in the world tight security – less crime – more development. Security is need to save lives; people are losing their lives in huge numbers annually only reason is terrorism.

Terrorism, is never a good sign for any country, yet it exists. Although by this we can understand, that terrorism is phenomenon which can be analyzed, criticizes, measured, also is apparent in many countries but it is not easy to extinct sooner or later, by force or mitigation. I believe there is potential and enough courage in government, military and people of Pakistan in taking decision to push terrorism to minimum level that it be extant but to an extent it will not be fully operationalized inside country or outskirts of country.

The tighter the security, the more the development of state. All this can happen, if we allow and give chance to foreign investors to invest in Pakistan, this step will also increase employment.

Employment is being central issue of states and the problem has exceeded in developed countries – one of the reason is mass immigration.

We are in better position to take control of the situation and increase the development of country and tighten the security, so that foreign investors would not produce any unsecure feeling for their lives and wellbeing of business. I am an anthropologist and I strongly believe in change in nature of human being, that all the cultures in world, before and then, have an instinct of well living life in their own land where they lived.

Kashif Rustamani is an MPhil Scholar at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad

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