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PAKISTAN-A Plan Too Soon

to do business with India will first have to be ascertained. But there is up sign so far that China is dogmatically opposed to the idea, as she apparently is in the case of the US. At the moment, it is possible to proceed on the assumption that a business-like probe by India PAKISTAN A Plan Too Soon Mohammed Ayoob AS a pointer to the economic thinking of Pakistan's lading elite, Pakistan's budget for 1970-71, presented 'by Finance Minister 'Muzaffar Ali Qizilhush on June 29, is interesting. It also happens to be the budget for the first year of the Fourth Five-Year Plan launched on July 1. In what seems a cynical act, the Yahya "Khan administration decided to finalise and put through the Fourth Five-Year Plan now, though Pakistan is on the eve of its first-ever general elections. East Pakistani public opinion is, of course, overwhelmingly against this precipitate pushing through of the Plan by the ruling clique.

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