Pakistan has been confronting multifarious challenges during the past decade. Scholars have examined the ‘roots’ of Pakistan’s critical issues through a security-centric discourse, yet, comprehensive work, which explore the options to ‘put Pakistan right’ have been lacking. Moazaam Hussain, by putting together his writings on a variety of subjects in one place, has attempted to provide a policy-relevant analysis of the present woes to a common reader with an eye on the future.
The book, Putting Pakistan Right: Standpoints on the War on Terror, Energy, Transit Corridors & Economic Development, a collection of op-eds published in DAWN from 2008 to 2015, analyses the issues related to the on-going War on Terror (WoT) in the country, energy crisis, transit corridor and economic development. By tackling the inter-connected issues, the author has attempted to holistically look at the intersection of economic, security and governance challenges and presented policy options for improving the situation. It appears that the aim of the book is to stir a national conversation on the issues confronting Pakistan and exploring ways to address them.