Pakistan Studies is a compulsory subject for all B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. and B.Sc. (Home Economics) students. This essential core textbook is comprehensive and covers the syllabi prescribed by the major public sector universities in Pakistan. The historical background of Pakistan and the implication of the Cabinet Mission Plan, the political development of Pakistan, the break up of 1971 and the nuclearization of Pakistan are written in a way that provides a complete overview. The Foreign Relations section deals with the role of world powers during the wars fought by Pakistan and relations with South Asian and Middle Eastern countries. The economy of Pakistan is detailed in its many phases; at creation, when Pakistan was not considered viable, to the 1960s, when the economy was upheld as a model and post 1971 when it stagnated. In the section on Culture, the author explains why language became a politically charged issue. This is the first definitive study of Pakistan in all its major aspects.