Pakistan: A Superpower by 2050

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  1. Blackwater

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    Pakistan: A Superpower by 2050


    In a recent article, “Turning Challenges into Opportunities” we argued that Pakistanis are a brave, resilient, and highly intelligent people who, under a strong, determined, and patriotic leadership, can surmount any crisis. Furthermore, there are many reasons that Pakistan could become a global superpower within few decades.

    Of course, in the sublime sense, the only superpower is the Almighty Allah. However, in more mundane terms, a superpower can be defined as having the ability to influence events and project power on a worldwide scale. Unfortunately, the traditional definition of a superpower represents a raw and crude psyche that only exacerbates violence, environmental decay, inequality, tyranny, and instability.

    We must then redefine “superpower” to emphasize morality, international cooperation, world peace, clean and healthy environment, eradication of poverty, and promotion of equality among nations. Pakistan can take up the challenge under a two-pronged doctrine, namely possessing an effective and successful deterrence against aggression and the will and the means to enhance international cooperation, peace, and prosperity.

    The defeatists, uttering doomsday scenarios, will question our proposition. These elements have always infused distress, despondency, and despair among the masses. Pakistan has survived many odds since its birth. To the dismay of its detractors, Pakistan has achieved a reasonable degree of self-sufficiency in food and other essential commodities. The poverty level has declined to 25%, while wealth distribution has been relatively much better compared to many developed and developing countries.

    In the vital fields of agriculture, science and technology, industry, medicine and engineering, nuclear technology, art and architecture, as well as in sports, cultural, and the literary world, it has won a respectable place in the community of nations. The Pakistani people have courageously defied what the proponents of gloom and doom had wished. At the time of its inception in 1947, the country lacked the basic infrastructure for development, but it had the romance of youth, the diversity of its people, and a kind of mysticism for survival. The birth of Pakistan in less than ten years since the idea of nationhood was conceived in the 1940 Resolution is truly a gift of Allah to the Ummah. And its survival is a miracle.

    Many serious analysts believe that with proper management and governance, Pakistan can become the sixth biggest economy within the next fifteen years and one of the most developed economies by 2050 AD. (Adjusting for unreported economic activities and comparative prices, the current GDP estimates can actually be four times higher putting Pakistan in the middle-income category.) Moreover, with an estimated population of 350 million by 2050, it will be fourth largest country in the world. Similarly, the literacy rate, 52% at present, is expected to reach 90% in next twenty years.

    However, Pakistan’s biggest asset is its 100 million people below the age of 25, a highly productive age, which can play a vital role in the economic development of the country. These young people have entered the phase of their economic life cycle, whereas in many other countries most of the population is aging. Moreover, some ten million overseas Pakistanis, with estimated assets of $500 billion, constitute a huge reserve and strength as well as a source of considerable remittances and investment.

    On the geo-physical scene, Pakistan has adequate natural resources. For example, of a total land area of nearly 882,000 sq.km. (ranking fifth among the developed countries while it is larger than France, Germany, Britain, Japan, and Italy), it has over 30 million hectares of land under agriculture. It has rich soils, favorable agro-climatic conditions, one of the most extensive irrigation systems in the world, and a hard-working farming community. Pakistan also has a large population of cattle, buffalo, goats and sheep, camel, and poultry while it ranks among the highest producers of meat, milk, and animal products.

    In addition, the country has tremendous opportunities for developing fresh water and sea fisheries. With the introduction of improved farming techniques, the country can produce at least 60 million tons of food (wheat, rice, and maize) — enough to meet the nation’s food requirements and for exports. Pakistan can also boost its existing significant production and export of fruits and vegetables. The potential exports of food products alone to the Middleast are estimated at $200 billion per year. Development of the agriculture sector could also release surpluses of income and manpower for the industrialization of the country.

    Pakistan has been bestowed with huge deposits of mineral resources and stands among the top ten nations in the world in vital mineral resources such as gold, copper, silver, gas, precious stones, and coal. In the case of energy, the country has immense hydroelectric power generation potentials as well as solar, wind, nuclear, and thermal power and can boost electricity production several times its present levels. For example, Pakistan has the world’s fourth largest coal reserves equivalent to over 600 billion barrels of oil, which can be developed for electricity generation both for domestic and export markets, coal byproducts, gasification, petrochemicals, and many other chemicals.

    In terms of its geography, Pakistan enjoys a unique central and strategic setting. It is also a potential hub of trans-regional trade and commerce, and scientific and technological linkages. In addition, its over 1,000 kilometers of coastline has many suitable sites for developing the most modern ports linking all five continents. Pakistan’s proximity to the Islamic world, accessibility to the Indian Ocean and to the markets of East Asia, steadily growing economy, and principled stand in international affairs, good relations with other important neighbors, the PRC, Iran, and Turkey, and its emerging relations with the Central Asian countries and Russia should be a positive force in bringing peace, stability, and prosperity to this region.

    It could also help integration of the region with the rest of the world, and promote international peace and cooperation. Pakistan could benefit from increased exports to these countries of agricultural, textile, engineering, and steel products, as well as advanced weapons, fighter aircrafts, tanks, UAVs, and ships, electronics, mobile phones, chip, and computers and software.

    Pakistan’s armed forces have attained global dimensions since the end of the Cold War. It has a million strong, fiercely patriotic, battle-hardened, and highly mobile professional armed forces equipped with advanced weaponry. The country has nearly achieved self-sufficiency in production of arms and ammunition while its nuclear weapons and short and long-range missiles are awesome. For many years, Pakistan’s armed forces have played an important role in the security of its friends and under the aegis of the UNO. While they are capable of deterring any aggression, they could become a force for peace and stability for the region and the world.

    Finally, Pakistan’s cultural and historical diversity and a challenging topography truly offer a delight to those seeking the most exciting adventures. The country is blessed with terrain ranging from coastal areas with attractive sea spots to the highest mountain summits. In terms of the beauty and magnificence of its landscape, Pakistan can also rightfully claim to have at least five of its mountains rising above 8,000 meters. There are many other spectacular mountain panoramas, glaciers, treacherous rives, valleys, and gullies containing some of the most dangerous cliffs in the world.

    Its soil contains the ruins of the Gandhara University, unique historic places such as Mohenjodaro and Taxila, and sites in Balochistan with the oldest civilization (estimated to date back to 4000 BC) known to-date. Its colorful cities, with a beautiful mix of ancient culture and modern habitations, beautiful architecture, mosques and shrines, and cuisine are of great interest to visitors. Finally, Pakistan’s free and vibrant media can play its role in projecting the country’s true image to the world.

    In conclusion, there is no doubt that Pakistan can become a superpower by 2050. China, which at the time of its independence in 1949, was behind Pakistan in many vital sectors, has made it to the superpower status. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, with sheer intelligence and will power, created a homeland for the Muslims of the region in less than ten years since the 1940 Lahore Resolution.

    The greatest strength of 170 million Pakistanis is their strong faith in religion, their glorious history, their culture, their beautiful geography, and their immense natural resources. The birth of Pakistan was the first step; for it to become a formidable force in the world is the ultimate objective of its birth. Much hope for the present and the future rests upon the steely will of the people. With “unity, faith, and discipline,” the people and the leaders of Pakistan can transform the country to its fullest capabilities and superpower status.




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  3. Blackwater

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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Jokes thread is over >>>>>
     
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    kabar mai pair latka ke hai aur nikle hai sky diving karne............ foolssssss.....................
     
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    Yeah... first let them survive without their begging bowl for an year... their priority should be surviving as a nation till 2020... but then who are we talking about? As Hassan Nisar rightly says "Yeh log hawa mein talwar chalatein hein".
     
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    i want to just say: HA Ha HA and... HA
     
  8. prakashbioc

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    Not 2050, by 2020 Pakistan (prefix former) will be a super power.

    because, it will be one of the Indian union territories by that time.
     
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    I've got time to kill, so, to help our brothers across the Border..

    The Pakistani state may have eroded the intelligence but, brave? Indeed. Resilient? Can't say.

    On the other hand, this article is a perfect example why it most likely won't.

    To become a superpower, you have to reflect on your weaknesses, not gloat over a web of fantasies!


    "The theory of cognitive dissonance in social psychology proposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by altering existing cognitions, adding new ones to create a consistent belief system, or alternatively by reducing the importance of any one of the dissonant elements."


    Or, it can actually try to improve itself by facing real issues such as reversing the increasing illiteracy, poverty, corruption and the growing class divide.

    "Successful deterrence against aggression" is a joke and the Pakistanis should begin to realize it. In today's world, no one has time to invade them as everyone is busy making money!

    Pakistani delusions are the main cause of Pakistan's failure as a nation.

    Reflecting on your own country's weaknesses does not equal spreading distress, despondency or despair, but a sense of duty to fix the ills of the nation.

    If having USAID and the UN World food program provide $8.4 billion of aid to counter Pakistan's food crisis is called self-sufficiency in food, than maybe Pakistanis need to re-redefine their definition of self-sufficiency to better judge reality.

    Yes, back in 2005. However, it is better to move along with time, and Pakistan has been stacking its poverty levels up again, not reducing them. Last I checked, Pakistan's poverty levels were touching 30%.

    Better wealth equality than developed countries despite the legalized feudalism... only in the Uptopian Republic of Pureland!


    Indeed! :rolleyes:

    The world is flocking to Pakistan's great advancements in all these fields!

    And a nice big chunk of Uncle Sam's economical aid in the 60s and 70s. :D

    Indeed. As if Bangladesh was never a part of the Utopian Republic of Pureland. :)

    If a "serious analyst" in Pakistani terms is Zaid Hamid and any fanboy who blindly follows him, than indeed!

    Indeed. The Pakistani black market, when taken into account, will surely help increase the GDP to turn Pakistan into a "superpower". :D

    More like expected to reach 10%, if it continues the same direction as it has been heading.

    Sure, given a proper education.

    Educating them in a maddrassas teaching them to tie suicide vests surely can't be a vital role in economic development.

    Counting expats as "huge reserves" and counting them as a potential "source" of remittance! Superpower indeed! :rolleyes:


    No doubt. However, one needs to invest in education, and industries to make use of all that potential opportunity. For a country hoping on "remmitance" and foreign aid to achieve all that, is a cruel joke. Not on anyone else, but on the Pakistani masses themselves!

    Chah Bahar made Gwadar go bust. Step out of the fantasy and realize that starting wars with your largest potential market won't get you anywhere.

    Pakistan may share a "proximity" to the Islamic world, but the Islamic world doesn't seem to share the same proximity with Pakistan!

    This Pakistani fantasy is again nothing but empty rhetoric!

    lol.

    Ok, Time's over. Can't go through entire article.

    But, Would just like to say that this article is every reason why Pakistan won't become anything anytime soon, or in a 50 years!

    To become something, you must live in reality, not in a dreamland!
     
  10. Yusuf

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    That is more like a "Blackwater" style post!
     
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    The question is - will the failed state of Islamic pakistan remain in existence till 2050? It was reduced to half during first 20 years of its existence and by the looks of it - Pashtun and Baloch, and now even Sindhis want to part ways from 'pure & pious' pakistanis and take a que from Kuffar Bengalis of Bangladesh! What will be left would be a pure shithole by 2050! :)
     
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    I wrote in another forum that if you Pakistanis can Make a railway Locomotive
    we will give you Kashmir :lol:

    They heaped so much abuses on me
     
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    indians are having one hell of a day today :rofl: :rofl:


    1) they celebrate A5
    2) they celebrate becoming 3rd economy by ppp
    3) general kayani waving white flag (thanks to pankaj for bringing this point)
    4) now, finally making fun of bakistanis .. laughter is a good medicine

    :hippo:
     
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    Well let us see whether it will exist in the first place in the next 5 years or so and then we will think about it being a superpower.
     
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    AND general Kayani WAVING the White Flag

    Poor Pakis ; The Martial Race theory has done WONDERS for the Pakis
     
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    Think after seeing INDIA's AGNI 5 test they have lost their faith on CHINA now and they have no where to run anymore but to surrender themselves to INDIA for their wrong doings since INDEPENDENCE.
     
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    Yes, Pakistan will be a superpower soon, after it has inducted its first super carrier and after it has send a man on the moon :lol:






     
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    the first video was height of inferiority complex by pakis

    and second one is truth,

    his holiness has already reach ambala and after defeating evil Hindus of india in panipat, he will reach moon on luna moped


    His Holiness lunar vehicle called luna

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    @BW .. Some day your sarcasm will kill his holiness. :D
     
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    Lol they are importing 2whealer chains from us and now :doh: wtf

    By 2050 i guess puki will be bull of Taliban and Radicals and will rarely be alive if they continue sponsoring terror and keep terror as their state policy
     
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    Pakistan was a super power, is a super power & will remain super power:laugh::laugh:
     

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