Dr. Ishrat Husain started his lecture by mentioning and acknowledging the contribution of his co-authors of the book--Nadeem Hussain and Professor Aijaz A. Qureshi- and Sindh Planning and Development Department for providing funds for the book's research.
The book targets three main audiences including students of economics who need to view the economy at a disaggregated level, policy makers, and young researchers such as Ph.
The conversation shed light on four main ideas discussed in the book: Sindh's relative income position in Pakistan and how it has declined over the past few decades; the rural economy of the province and the impact of an increase in their purchasing power; the declining urban economy; and how an increase in health and education expenditure has not been reflected in output growth.
The book analyzes multiple aspects of Sindh's economy from geography, topography, climate, and administrative history, to the political landscape, education, health, labor force and employment etc. It has also pinpointed the issues calling for reforms at the sectoral and micro level within the province.
The event ended signing of the book by Dr. Ishrat Husain.