A. F. Aisha Ghaus, Hafiz A. Pasha, and Zafar H. Ismail (eds) Provincial Governments and the Social Sectors in Pakistan. Lahore: Vanguard Books (Pvt.) Ltd., 1997. xi+76 pages. Hardbound. Price not given.

Najam us Saqib

Abstract


In Pakistan, most of the media attention and research effort
directed at public finance goes into highlighting and analysing
budgetary policies of the federal government. This virtually exclusive
focus on the highest tier of government obscures the fact that provision
of social services like health and education that directly touch the
life of millions of ordinary mortals is primarily the responsibility of
the provincial governments. The haze, hence generated, provides a
perfect backdrop for the book under review which is devoted entirely to
the study of provincial government finance with special reference to its
impact on the maintenance and expansion of social services

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v37i1pp.83-86

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