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Pakistan Election Postponement on the Cards

medical science and its application, agronomy and political economy of health and underdevelopment. By tracing the evolution of anti-malaria policy in the province during the inter-war period, this paper provided certain insights into the working of the health care system. The study concluded that the anti-malaria policy, whose thrust was mainly on curative measures, was unsuccessful largely due to "financial, organisational and administrative constraints". While recognising the role of these technical aspects, Sakhti Padhi felt that the anti-malaria approaches in other countries [such as Israel (Palestine), the US and so on] show that a threshold of agricultural and socioeconomic development (and associated improvement in living conditions), health services infra-structure, and educational level may have to be reached for the successful application, effectivity 'and maintenance of anti-malaria measures. Hence, the technical aspects of malaria control are to be linked up with the whole question of agrarian and socio-economic underdevelopment which, more generally and importantly, means entering the terrain of political economy.

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