Naeem ul Haque. Transforming the Inchoate Duty of Samaritanism into an Obligation. Islamabad, Pakistan: Innovative Development Strategies. 2014. 302 pages. Pak Rupees 600.00

M. Ali Kemal


“Transforming the Inchoate Duty of Samaritanism into an
Obligation” is the last book of Naeem ul Haque’s life. It is edited by
Uzma Cheema and Nina Gera and published by the Innovative Development
Strategies (IDS), Islamabad. The book contains seven chapters. Chapter 1
introduces the purpose of the book and the issues discussed in it.
Chapter 2 deals with the challenges of global poverty, while Chapter 3
links poverty with the changes in international law, mostly associated
with aid and grant to developing countries. Chapter 4 defines the
official development assistance (ODA) and discusses the history and
issues related to it. In addition to that, Chapters 5 and 6 throw light
on the various cases for and against the aid. The last chapter of the
book, Chapter 7, discusses the transactional efforts to transformational

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