Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Pakistan Studies

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To develop vision of Historical Perspective, Government, Politics, Contemporary Pakistan, ideology of Pakistan.
  • To study the process of governance, national development, issues arising in the modern age and posing challenges to Pakistan.

Course Outline:

  • Historical Perspective
    • Ideological rationale with special reference to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
    • Factors leading to Muslim separatism
    • People and Land
      • Indus Civilization
      • Muslim advent
      • Location and Geo-Physical features.
  • Government and Politics in Pakistan

Political and constitutional phases:

    • 1947-58
    • 1958-71
    • 1971-77
    • 1977-88
    • 1988-99
    • 1999-2008
    • 2008-onward
  • Contemporary Pakistan
    • Economic institutions and issues
    • Society and social structure
    • Ethnicity
    • Foreign policy of Pakistan and challenges
    • Futuristic outlook of Pakistan

Recommended Books:

  • Burki, Shahid Javed. State & Society in Pakistan, The Macmillan Press Ltd 1980.
  • Akbar, S. Zaidi. Issue in Pakistan’s Economy.  Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Mehmood, Safdar. Pakistan Kayyun Toota, Lahore: Idara-e-Saqafat-e-Islamia, Club Road,
  • Sayed, Khalid Bin. The Political System of Pakistan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967.
  • Haq, Noor ul. Making of Pakistan: The Military Perspective. Islamabad: National Commission on Historical and Cultural Research, 1993.